Wednesday, 30 June 2010

WOYWW 30.06

Wednesday again already time for WOYWW!!!! 

Not a lot's happening here really.

I've got a card I'm working on using an image from Spesch Designer Stamps.  I still need to finish colouring it before I put it all together.  Also, can you see what came in the post for me today?  Yeah it's a WOYWW Easel courtesy of our super leader Julia.  Thanks for sending this Julia, I love it.

So, what have the Kitty Cats been up to? Well, there's nothing of Pablo this week -  he is really struggling in this hot weather, so I thought best to leave him alone.  As for Thomas, he got hold of an old envelope and had a great time .....

"Oooh what's this?  Mmmm a nice brown envelope"

"Hey I can rip bits of, I wonder if it tastes nice?"

"Urrgh - that's nasty, and it's sticking to my tongue !!!!"

He He He - do you think that will teach him not to steal?  No way - if it ain't glued down he'll 'ave it  !!!

Anyway, I'm off to have a spy at all the other WOYWWers desks now, if you stop by Julia's place you'll find a handy Mr Linky list if you fancy spying too.  Thanks for stopping by today.



Tuesday, 29 June 2010

She's not a Bengal Cat !!!!



Today I want to show you this card I've made using a Digi Image from Spesch Designer Stamps.  This image is called Cheshire Cat, isn't she great ?!!

I coloured the image using my new Promarkers.  I managed to get quite a few half price at Hobbycraft, but there are some more to get that I think will help when it comes to shading etc. 
I've also used some Orange Copic Spica Glitter Pen in her hair to give it some sparkle, unfortunately this doesn't show very well in my photo, but it is there honest!!!!
Go give a little dimension to this card I used some 3D Foam for my matting and layering.

I'm entering this card into the following challenges:

Crafty Catz Weekly Challenge: Let's Go Digital
Oh Alice: Twinkle Twinkle
Corrosive Challenge: Flowers
The ABC Challenge: X is for Xtra Dimension


Image: Cheshire Cat by Spesch Designer Stamps
Colouring Medium: Promarkers and Copic Spica Glitter Pen
Papers: MME Bloom & Grow Collection
Card: From my stash
Tools: Nesties Large and Small Squares and Labels 8 with Sizzix Big Shot
Ribbon & Flowers: From my stash 

Thanks for stopping by today.  Hope you like it.


It's my Birthday - Time to pick a Candy Winner !!!

It's my birthday hurrah !!!!!

That means that it's time to announce the winner of my Birthday Candy!!!

I used RANDOM.ORG to pick a winner and after taking out double entries, the winning number is 6, which means the winner is...............

Congratulations Carol. 
Please email me your postal address and I'll get your candy sent out to you.
If I haven't heard from you by Friday 2 July, I'll draw another winner.

So, now I'm off to enjoy my birthday !!!

Thanks for stopping by today.


Thursday, 24 June 2010

Charisma Cardz GDT - One for the Boys


Well, it's my last week as a GDT Member over at Charisma Cardz  :-(
I'd like to thank Carlyann and the rest of the Team for having me, I've had a great time :-)

This week's theme is "One for the Boys" and we were given his great Digi Image from the Digi Stamp Boutique to work with.

Here's my card:

I coloured this one with a mixture of Copics and Promarkers.  I used Copics for the character's face and Promarkers for the all the rest.  I'm new to Promarkers, I got these at the weekend from Hobbycraft as they were selling them half price.  Now I can never resist a bargain and needless to say I now have loads of Promarkers, I just need to practise with them at bit.  I also used some chalk for the background detail.

The card, paper, ribbon and clips are all from my stash.

So, hop on over to Charisma Cardz and take a look at the work of the talented Design Team and join in with this week's challenge.  Also whilst you're there check out the amazing challenge they have on at the moment to celebrate Carlyann's Wedding - this is one you really won't want to miss !!!

Thanks for stopping by today.  Hope you like it.


Wednesday, 23 June 2010

WOYWW 23.06

Hi There WOYWWers

I'm a little late today with my desk and I'm afraid to say that all I can offer you is a pile of stuff !!!!!

This week my desk has become something of a place to dump things!!! I need to sort it out and put things away.  In the meantime, I am crafting on my knee in front of the TV - you'll be pleased to know that I am NOT watching the football though and from what I hear I'm not missing much either !!!!

Here's a couple of photos of Thomas to keep you contended through the week.   I have to say that this sunny spell is a little too much for my two, they usually like to sit on a sunny window sill and watch the world go by, but it is a little too hot even for them!!!  Pablo has taken to camping out on the bathroom floor, or in the bath.  I think he finds it cooler there.  

Thomas stole a clothes peg today !!!!

Anyway, time for me to hop and have a nose around, don't forget to stop by and say hello to the other WOYWWers, you can find a Linky List over at Julia's place.


Tuesday, 22 June 2010

Come Fly A Kite !!!


Today's card is made using this lovely hAnglar & stAnglar image.  I received the image from Susie Sugar, thanks Susie I love these images. 

I coloured the image using my Copic Markers and inked around the edge with Ranger Distress Ink in Peeled Paint.  I also used this to ink around my Design Papers.

I'm entering this card into the following challenges:

Lovely hAnglar Only - Shabby
The ABC Challenge - W is for Weather (my weather is wind - you can't fly a kite without any LOL!!)


Stamp: hAnglar & stAnglar "Pojke med Drake" 
Ink: Ranger Distress Ink in Peeled Paint
Colouring Medium: Copic Markers
Papers: From my stash
Ribbon and Button: From my stash

Thanks for stopping by today.  Hope you like it.


Monday, 21 June 2010

Ahoy There Pirate Edwin !!!


Today I would like to show you a card I've made ready for William's Birthday - it's not until 18 July, but there's nothing like being prepared LOL !!!

I used Pirate Edwin from Magnolia and coloured him using my Copic Markers.  I inked around him using Ranger Distress Ink in Black Soot.  I also used this to ink around the backing paper used on the base card and the red and white stripey paper which was a freebie from Martine.  Thanks Martine !!!

I'm entering this card into the following challenges

Simon Says ... - Pirates
One Stop Craft Challenge - One for the Boys.
Sweet Stampin Challenge - CAS (Clean And Simple)


Stamp: Magnolia Pirate Edwin
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black and Ranger Distress Ink in Black Soot
Papers: Red Stripey Paper from Martine, the rest from my stash.
Button and Pearls: From my stash

Thanks for stopping by today.  Hope you like it.


Sunday, 20 June 2010

Magnolia Stamps For Sale

Hi Everyone

I have a few Magnolia Stamps for sale.  I have added them to my Lazy Cats Clearance Blog

They are available on a first come first served basis.

Hop on over and take a look.


Thursday, 17 June 2010

Charisma Cardz Challenge 24


It's time for another challenge over at Charisma Cardz and this week the theme is Bling !!! 

I made my card using one of the April release stamps from In2Stamps, this one is called Sophia on her Rocking Horse, isn't she great !!!

I coloured the image using my Prismacolor Pencils blended with Sansodor and Paper Stumps. I inked around the edge of the image with Spun Sugar and Pumice Stone Ranger Distress Inks. I used some Stickles Glitter Glue on the flowers for that extra bling!!!


Stamp: Sophia on her Rocking Horse from In2Stamps
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black and Ranger Distress Inks in Spun Sugar and Pumice Stone
Colouring Medium: Prismacolor Pencils blended with Sansodor and paper stumps
Papers: From My Minds Eye Glitter Pack
Card: From my stash
Embellishments: Gems from Prima, Stickles Glitter Glue, flowers, pin and ribbon from my stash

So, hop on over to Charisma Cardz and join in the fun.

Thanks for stopping by today, hope you like it

Wednesday, 16 June 2010

Jelly Bean Dream !!!!


Here's a lovely House Mouse card I've made for this week's challenge over at House Mouse & Friends Monday Challenge - the theme is "Sweet"

The stamp is called "Dreaming of Jelly Beans" and I coloured the image using my Copic Markers. 

These are the challenges I'm entering:

House Mouse & Friends Monday Challenge - Sweet
Create 4 Fun - Sketch
Papertake Weekly - Ice Cream Flavours (my flavour is Tutti Frutti)


Stamp: House Mouse "Dreaming of Jelly Beans"
Ink: Tuxedo Memento Black
Colouring Medium: Copic Markers
Papers & Card: From my stash
Embellishments: Ribbon & brads from my stash

Thanks for looking, hope you like it. 


WOYWW 16.06 And An Announcement !!!!

Hi Everyone

Well, I haven't posted for a few days.  Things have been quite chaotic here.  Edward was ill last Friday and then I was ill Sunday night / Monday.  Since then, I have been getting my boys ready for school camp.  They left this morning and come back on Friday afternoon.  They were both really excited and have been a bit of a handful over the past couple of days, but of course now I get a couple of evenings with no kids, which is great - I can get in a bit of uninterupted crafting !!!!

Anyway, it's that time of the week again.  So, WOYWWers I guess you want to see my desk.

Here it is :

So, what do we have here?  Well, I've got a image that I've coloured for this week's challenge over at House Mouse & Friends Monday Challenge.  I just have to make it into a card,  I've got my papers and found some lovely brads to match too. 

Now, I know you all want to know what the announcement is.  Well, I've been chosen to be a Guest Designer for July & August over at Spesch Designer Stamps how great is that? 

They have a fabulous range of Digi Stamps with new releases each month - you can check out there store HERE

When I was packing the boys cases for camp, Thomas decided to get in on the act, he made himself very comfy in the top of Edward's case - Do you think he wanted to go to camp too?

Pablo on the other hand was content just to sit and watch - I think he was just making sure that everything got packed and that the boys actually did go on camp,  He will welcome the peace and quiet LOL!!!   I must say, he does look very grumpy.  He is a lovely cat, very affectionate and happy (I think), but he just has this unfortunate grumpy expression !!!

Anyway, thanks for stopping by today, if you want to have a nosey then hop on over the Julias blog, feel free to join in, the more the merrier!!!


Friday, 11 June 2010

Happy Tilda !!!


I've had to have a day off work today as Edward is sick.  Not good for him of course, but I have been able to do a bit of extra crafting while he was asleep in the bed this morning!!!

Here's what I made:

A lovely little box using my Spellbinders Nesties Labels 8.  

It is the perfect size for a few choccies and would make a great little "Thank You" gift.

I've used Happy Tilda from Magnolia and coloured her with my Copic Markers.  I used a little Stickles Glitter Glue on her frilly bits. 

To make the matching heart border I used my Martha Stewart Valentine Lace Heart Border Punch on white paper and then coloured it using Tim Holtz Distress Ink in Tumbled Glass.  I also used this to lightly ink around the image.

I made the two tags using stamps from the Stampin' Up Tiny Tags Stamp Set and punched them using the Stampin' Up Jewellery Tag Punch.

I'm entering this box into the following five challenges:

Hanna & Friends - Spellbinders Box
Quirky Crafts - Girly Girly
A Spoonful of Sugar - Floral Delights
Creative Card Crew - Thank You
Sir Stampalot - Punch It


Stamps: Magnolia "Happy Tilda"  and Stampin'Up "Tiny Tags"
Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black and Tim Holtz Distress Inks in Tumbled Glass
Colouring Medium: Copic Markers
Card: From my stash
Tools: Nesties Labels 8 with Sizzix Big Shot.  Martha Stewart Valentine Lace Heart Border PunchStampin' Up Jewellery Tag Punch
Embellishments: Flowers from my stash.  Stickles Glitter Glue.  Adhesive gems from my stash

Thanks for stopping by today.  Hope you like it.


Thursday, 10 June 2010

Charisma Cardz Challenge 23 - Spots and Stripes

Hi Everyone

It's time for another challenge over at Charisma Cardz, where I am Guest Designer.  This week the theme is spots and stripes. 

Our sponsor for this challenge is The Cutting Cafe.  Regina has vey kindly donated the Cute Critters digi set with sentiments, along with 3 other sets of the winners choice! How fab is that!?

Here's my card, made using an image from the Cute Critters Digi Set .

Quite a simple card this time.  I coloured the image using my Copic Markers.  The paper and ribbon are from my stash.

So what are you waiting for?  Hop on over to Charisma Cardz and join in the fun.

Thanks for stopping by.


Wednesday, 9 June 2010

WOYWW 09.06

 Hi WOYWWers - Wednesday again !!!

Here's my desk today

I've been busy mass producing !!!!  I've made all these paperclip bookmarks for William to take to school for his friends on his Birthday.  The school has a "Healthy Eating Policy" so he cannot take in cakes or chocolate treats for his class mates.  I thought a bookmark would be a nice little gift instead. His birthday isn't until the middle of July, but these things have a habit of creeping up on me.  I decided to make them now and be prepared!!!

I've also coloured some Popcorn images ready for making Thank You Cards for the boy's teachers.  These don't need to be ready until the middle of July either, but I guess I'm in a "getting prepared" mood!!!

For you kitty addicts here's some piccies:

Thomas showing off his spotty tummy. 

William with Thomas. 
They have one of those relationships where William can do whatever he wants to Thomas and Thomas just lets him !!!

This is an old picture of Pablo,  he wasn't in the mood for the Paparazzi today LOL!!!

Anyway, thanks for stopping by.  I'm off to see what you're all up to today.