Friday, 30 October 2009


I've been browsing through old photos today, finding out what's on the umpteen discs I've got, and trying to organise them a little better.  So it's inevitable that I would come accross photo's I'd forgotten about, such as the one below......

Perfect for this time of year, this photo was taken of my daughter Sophie, several years ago (pre-DSLR).  In this instance I thought the dreaded 'red-eye' could stay.  I just love Halloween, but the children have banned me from dressing up and going out with them this year.  Instead we are going to a local firework display.  I'm taking my new Canon DSLR camera in the hope of trying it out on some firework shots, and as there is a fun fair too, hopefully I'll get loads more I can use for scrapping.


Wednesday, 28 October 2009

Truly Scrumptious Challenge 19

Good morning all, and thanks for dropping over today.

Well I have my design team card for Truly Scrumptious today, as we kick off a brand new challenge.  It's a sketch challenge, with the additional requirements of three flowers, three brads, three gems or pearls.

I thought I'd make a cute little baby card using this adorable little bunny stamp.  The inking is very simple.  Stamped using Close To Cocoa from Stampin' Up!  I decided to colour only part of the bottle at the top as I wanted the quality of the stamp image to show fully.  It's matted and layered on card and paper from Stampin' Up!

The sentiment was computer generated using Photoshop.  This is a handy technique well worth kowing and means you can add that personal touch to your creations if required.

So why not hop along to the Truly Scrumptious blog to see what the rest of the design team have made, then have a go at the challenge yourself.

Thanks for visiting.


Saturday, 17 October 2009

Miss Anya is Sixteen

Hi all

I hope you are all well, and busily crafting away.  Well today I'm showing you two cards made for my twin niece's who were sixteen just sixteen days after my own daughter Sophie turned sixteen, did you follow that ok?

Well, when I saw them in July, they seemed so grown up, and obviously have an interest in clothes shopping.  I knew I had the perfect stamps for their birthday cards....

I used Stampin' Up cardstock in Chocolate Chip, Pixie Pink, Whisper White Basic Black and Lovely Lilac.  I coloured with my favourite markers, using die cutters and punches for the shapes.

Stamps ~ Miss Anya
Cardstock ~ Stampin' Up!
Inks ~ Stampin' Up!
Embelishments ~ From Own Stash


Wednesday, 14 October 2009

Truly Scrmptious Challenge 18

Hi everyone, and happy Wednesday

Well, it's time for another challenge from us at Truly Scrumptious, it sure does come round quick. We have another fabulous sketch for you, from Mina this time, with the additional theme of autumn, perfect for this time of year.

I've chosen a typical autumnal image with traditional autumn colours. Coloured with alcohol markers the image is teamed with cardstock from Stampin' Up! The decorative paper was overstamped with the leaf stamp from the Lovely As A Tree stamp set from Stampin' Up!

The flower was made by my own fair hands, and the buttons, sentiment and punched shapes are all by Stampin' Up! I love the colours of this card, despite it being very different from my usual choice. I'm pleased with the result. Hope you like it too.

Why not pop on over to Truly Scrumptious, and take a look at the rest of the design teams cards, then have a go at the challenge yourself.

Thanks for looking and happy crafting.


Monday, 12 October 2009

Mojo Monday Week 108

Hi all

After a few weeks of putting most of my energy into my Stampin' Up! business start up, I am now ready to get get back into crafting generally, and join in a few challenges again. As much as I'm enjoying using my Stampin' Up! stash, I am also missing my usual supplies.
So with that in mind I've joined in the Mojo Monday challenge this week. It's a super sketch that I've used to make a Christmas card for my grandson. It's a bit early for me to be thinking about making christmas cards, I usually leave them until the last minute. This year however I'm trying to get a bit more organised, I've even started christmas present buying. Lets hope it continues.
So here's my card then.

Coloured with markers I've used traditional colours for this cute little elf carrying lots of presents. It's bright and cheery, and just the thing for a little boy.
Thanks for dropping by

Cardstock - Stampin' Up!
Stamps - Peachy Keen Snickerdoodle Elf
Brad - Stampin' Up!
Glitter - Stampin' Up!


Wednesday, 7 October 2009

Cute Kitty


Just thought I'd show this cute piccie of one of the kittens from our cat KitKat. They are six weeks old now and very cute with their blue eyes, it's a shame they won't stay blue.

We just need to home one more little boy (not this one), then they are all spoken for, and poor little KitKat will be taking a trip to the vet's (ouch). Thanks for looking.


Butterfly Bleu

Hi everyone, hope you're having a great day.

Well I've had a delivery from Stampin'Up! today. Lots of new goodies to play with. So here is my creation using a few of them.

The paper is Bella Bleu, and is a lovely soft blue with vanilla, although I have put it with Whisper White cardstock here for a fresh look. Stamped in Bordering Blue ink, the large butterfly is layered with a vellum layer at the top. A few glittered dots using Fine Cosmo Glitter add to the effect.

If you like the products used here and would like to purchase any of them, then just email me and I will do my best to help. Thank you for looking.


Tuesday, 6 October 2009

It's My Birthday

Hi everyone, I hope you are all well.

It's my super duper 49th birthday today. Only one more year to half a century, oh my gosh, and I don't feel a day over 48 hehe....
I'm going to have a lazy day today, truly self indulgent. My hubby is in bed, (he's working nights this week), the kiddy winks are at school, Daisy dog and the cats have had their breakfast and are asleep on the sofa. I'm doing a spot of blogging, then I'm going to get the choccie biscuits out, put on a DVD or two, feet up, and relax. Sounds good to me.
I might get hubby to take a photo of me later for posterity, (not because I like having my piccie taken you understand). I might even get a bit of crafting in later too.
Anyway hope you all have a great day too
Take care.


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