Monday, 31 August 2009

A Scrapling !!!

Hi - Happy Bank Holiday Monday!!!

Today I have something a little different - it's called a Scrapling and I discovered these over at the
Alota Challenge 18 on Paper Craft Planet. Hop on over to PCP and take a look!!

My Scrapling also fits into the
Cupcake Challenge this week, which is a recipe - 3 Buttons, 2 Papers and 1 Ribbon.

Here's my Scrapling:

I used Alota Cork Bug Boy Stamp and coloured him with my Copics. Everything else is from my stash - using up odds and ends!!!!

Thanks for dropping by.


Saturday, 29 August 2009

Mini Milk Carton

Hi there !!

Today I've made a carton for the challenge over at
Create 4 Fun. Hop on over a take a look, you'll find the template there and the carton is really easy to make.

Here's mine:

I used some pink pearl card to make the body of the carton.
The stamp is by Inkadinkado from the Patterned Pets Clear Stamp Set. I stamped the image onto black card, which I had pre-cut using a square scalloped Nestie, then embossed it using a lilac embossing powder. I used some pink Papermania adhesive gems on the corners. I made two of these panels and placed them on opposite sides of the carton.

The flowers are by Papermania and Prima, plus an odd rose from my stash. I mounted these onto the same black card which I used for my stamping. Again I made two of these and placed them on opposite sides.

I punched two holes in the top of the carton and used two ribbons, one pink and one black, to tie the carton closed.

Thanks for stopping by. Hope you like it.


Friday, 28 August 2009

Fabulous Filey!!!

Well, we had a great day in Filey yesterday. The sun shone, we had a picnic on the beach and some fish & chips for dinner (no Weight Watchers for me next week LOL!!!)

Here are a few photos.

Edward & William playing Hop Scotch

Fun in the Sea

William doing some "serious" digging


Wednesday, 26 August 2009

Headed For A Fall !!!

Hello Everyone.

Firstly, I want to apologise for not posting any cards for a week!!!! I seem to have been busy doing nothing lol!!! We've had a few days out with the kids before they go back to school and the rest of the time seems to have just disappeared.

Tomorrow we are going to Filey in Yorkshire for the day, the boys are really looking forward to a day at the seaside so lets hope we have some sun - although we're still going even if it rains!!!

Anyway, I have now managed to make a card. I've followed this week's sketch over at
Friday Sketchers.

Here's my card...

The close up ...

I've used an image from Mo's Digital Pencil called "Before the Fall" and coloured it using Prismacolor Pencils blended with Sansodor and paper stumps.
 I printed the papers from my computer and I made the lollipop flowers myself.
Hope you like it!Just before I go, I have a question - Why is it that when I buy a brand new fancy 3 tier scratch post for my cats, "Lazy Cat" Thomas decides that the box is far more interesting to play in?
Thanks for dropping by.


Sunday, 23 August 2009

"Lazy Cat" Pablo's Ultimate Birthday Candy!!



Hi everyone.

I've just upgraded my Crafter's Companion Ultimate to the Ultimate Pro and was wondering what to do with my now spare Ultimate.

As it will be Pablo's 3rd Birthday on 6 September, I have decided to celebrate by giving the Ultimate away as Blog Candy!!!!

Included in the Candy:

Original Crafter's Companion Ultimate, with tools (used, but as new)

The Ultimate DVD - which has over 2 hours of video projects, tutorials, tips & inspiration

I will also include a selection of card & paper

(Please note "Lazy Cat" Pablo is not included in this giveaway lol!!!)

So, what do you need to do to be in with a chance of winning this prize:

1. Post a link to my Candy on your blog (a sidebar link will be fine).

2. Leave me a comment.

Also, if you would like to become a follower that would be nice too, but it is not compulsory.

I will post internationally, so this candy is open to all.

The draw will remain open until midnight (UK time) on Saturday 5 September 2009.

I will pick a winner by random number generator and announce the winner on my blog on Pablo's Birthday, 6 September 2009.

Good Luck!!!

Hugs & Purrs
Penni & Pablo

Monday, 17 August 2009

Bug Buddies!

Good Morning!!!
Just a quick post today, it's sunny outside and we're off to try and find a BBQ!!!!
My card today is for two challenges: Just Magnolia, where the theme this week is Friendship and Friday Sketchers, who have this fab sketch -

Here's my card:


I've used Magnolia "Tilda with Ladybug" stamp and coloured her using my Copics.

The papers, ribbons, flowers, brads and adhesive pearls are all from my stash.
Thanks for stopping by. Hope you like it.


Friday, 14 August 2009

Bearly Mine Crafts Blog Hop - Saturday 15th August

Over at Bearly Mine Crafts tomorrow, Saturday 15 August, Donna is holding a Blog Hop to celebrate the launch of her latest disk Designer Extreme Vol. III.

All of the team have been working hard on cards to show you a few of the latest papers and inserts, and they have a nice surprise candy for someone, so make sure you hop over to Bearly Mine Crafts tomorrow and join in the Blog Hop.


Thursday, 13 August 2009

How Does Your Garden Grow?

Good Morning, and what a beautiful morning it is!
Today I have a card that fits two challenges:
Tuesday Morning Sketchers, who have this great sketch by Melissa Craig

And Copic Buzz, whose challenge this week is sponsored by no other than Mo Manning of Mo's Digital Pencil. The challenge here is to use one of Mo's images to create your card, and she's even got a freebie for you if you need one, so hop over and take a look.

Here's my card:

I decided to use the image supplied by Mo for this challenge, isn't he adorable, his name is Ben. I coloured him using my Copics (of course!!!).

The flower stamps are by Personal Impressions and I just used a section of each one, which I coloured with my Copics again.

I made the sentiment on my computer, and chalked it before mounting it on the red card.

The card & paper are from my stash, as are the ribbons and fancy paper clips.

Hope you like it, and thanks for dropping by.

Wednesday, 12 August 2009

A Lovely Award

Look what I received from Judith today.

Thanks so much Judith. This is a lovely award and I shall display it on my blog with pride.

I would like to pass this lovely award onto the following ladies:








Your Next Stamp 1st Design Team Call

Your Next Stamp is a new stamp company. They have a great range of stamps, so hop on over and take a look.

They are looking for a Design Team to help them promote all of their fun and whimsical stamps, click here for details.

To enter the call, you have to make a post containing two of your favorite cards, so here's mine:

Edwin the Lion Keeper, which I coloured with my Copic Markers.

Here are some close ups:

And Delicious Diva, coloured with Prismacolor Pencils and blended using Sansodor & paper stumps.

I find it really hard to choose my favourites, I hope I made the right choice!

Thanks for dropping by today.

Monday, 10 August 2009

Happy Holidays

Hello all!

Today I've made a Christmas card following this week's sketch over at Sketch Saturday.

I used a stamp by Funstamps called "Cherry Decks the Tree". This stamp is designed by Lindsay Mason, she has designed a few stamps charting the antics of Cherry the cat and, as I'm sure you will have guessed, I have quite a few of them lol!!!

I stamped the image onto Manga Art Board using black Memento Ink and coloured it using my Copics. I used some gold and pink glitter markers for the star and baubles.

The papers, ribbons and flowers are all from my stash.

I hope you like this Christmas card, it just one of many that I need to make so watch out for more!!!

Thanks for dropping by.


Friday, 7 August 2009


I am pleased to announce that I've made the Design Team for
Stampin’ for the Weekend.

I've been dying to share my news, but had to wait until Donna and Kimmi had made the official announcement on the challenge blog.

Now that it’s official, I can scream it out as loud as I like!!!

I'd like to congratulate the other 5 new DT members.






This is my first DT post and I’m really looking forward to working with everyone.


Best Friends

Today I have a card that fits in with two challenges:


Here's my card:

I've used another one of Mo's Digital Pencil designs. This one is called "Soaking up the Joy" and what a delightful image this is. I coloured her with my Copics - of course!!!!

The papers were printed from my computer.

The flowers, brad and ribbon are from my stash.

The "Best Friends" sentiment is a clear stamp from a set by Papermania.

Thanks for dropping by.


Wednesday, 5 August 2009

Delicious Diva

Today I have a card for the new Delicious Diva Challenge Blog, where the first challenge is a sketch.

Here's my card...

I've used a digital image called "Mummu" from Mo's Digital Pencil. I love this image, she really makes me smile, just dancing without a care in the world.
I've coloured her using Prismacolor Pencils blended using Sansodor and paper stumps.

I printed the DP from my computer, but unfortunately I'm not sure where it came from originally - I must get more organised!!!!
The ribbon, flowers and adhesive gems are from my stash.

Thanks for dropping by.


Monday, 3 August 2009

La-La Land Crafts DT Call

Irina is looking for a Design Team for her new Store

Hop on over and take a look if you're interested.


Sunday, 2 August 2009

"Busy" in the Garden!!


Today I have an entry for
Stampin' for the Weekend. This week the challenge is to alter something. I chose to alter a notebook.
I used a notebook bought from Wilkinson and covered it with some DP from my stash.
The image is Popcorn the Bear, from the Father's Day stamp plate. I stamped it onto Manga Art Board using Memento Black Ink. I coloured the image with my Copics and then used some chalks for the background colour. I rounded the corners and sprayed him with some Crafters Companion Spray & Shine.
The roses and ribbon are from my stash and the other flowers are Prima.

Hope you like this alteration. Thanks for dropping by.


Saturday, 1 August 2009

Naughty Kitty!!!

Hi everyone, hope you're having a good weekend. It's been raining all day here, so that's a good excuse for a bit of crafting - like I need an excuse lol !!!

Today I have a card for
Friday Sketchers where this week's fab sketch is by Jeanette
Here's my card.

I used a digital stamp called "Kitten"for this one, which is from Mo's Digital Pencil. Mo is an amazing artist, hop on over and pay her a visit, you definately won't be disappointed.

I coloured the image using coloured pencils and blended them using Sansodor and paper stumps. I cut it using a Nestability circle and inked around the edge using "Fire Brick Red" Distress Ink. I then matted it onto a slightly large black circle and then a red scalloped circle.

The DP is by Basic Grey, the flowers are Prima and the gems are by Papermania. The red & black card is from my stash.

Hope you like it and thanks for stopping by.


Birthday Blog Candy - WINNER!!!


I would like to thank everyone who entered my Birthday Blog Candy to celebrate William's 7th Birthday. He loved reading all his Birthday Wishes.

I've drawn a winner using RANDOM.ORG and the winning number is...................................


Taking out any double entries, that makes the winner Annelies, who said....

Belated happy birthday to William! Here's my link . Thanks for a chance to win! Greetings from Belgium, Annelies

So Annelies, if you could email me (see my profile for email address) your full postal address I'll send out your Popcorn the Bear stamps.

If I haven't heard from Annelies by Midnight on Tuesday 4 August I will draw another winner.