Monday, 29 November 2010

The Stamping Bazaar Challenge


For this week's challenge over at The Stamping Bazaar we have this fabulous sketch to follow: 

 Here's my card:

I used Bikkie with Cookie and although this isn't an image designed for Christmas, I think it makes a great Christmas card. 

I coloured the image with my Promarkers, here's a close-up.


Colouring Medium: Promarkers
Papers: Bo Bunny
Flowers & Gems: From my stash

So, now it's over to you. Stop by The Stamping Bazaar Blog and see what great cards the rest of the Design Team have made using this sketch and then get to work and enter the challenge - Marina has some great prizes on offer for the winner.

Also, don't forget The Stamping Bazaar's Christmas Blog Hop which starts on Wednesday 1st December!!!

Thanks for stopping by today. 


Sunday, 28 November 2010

Introducing Erin ... With Candy !!!



I don't have a card to show you today, but I do have some news. 

Unfortunately, I had to find a new home for one of my precious cats – Pablo. He is a fabulous cat, but has always been difficult to handle – it took two people just to get him in a box and I couldn’t clip his claws or worm him etc. Also, he started soiling around the house, so that was it – he had to go.  I found a good home for him with a nice gentleman who breeds Bengals, and I know he will be very well cared for and loved. 

Now, that left me a little problem - Thomas is a very affectionate cat and is used to having a feline companion so I  had to look for another cat. 

Well, I managed to find one and here she is. 

 Isn't she beautiful?  We've called her Erin.  She is six an a half months old. 

Now for the good bit. Can you guess what breed she is?  I've put aside a little bit of surprise candy for one lucky winner who can guess correctly.   I'll give you a clue - She isn't a Bengal!!!!

Just leave me a comment with your guess before Midnight GMT on Saturday 4th December and I'll announce her breed and the winner on Monday 6th December. 

Good Luck!!!


Coming Soon - The Stamping Bazaar's Christmas Blog Hop!!!


Mark your calendars! On Wednesday, December 1st, The Stamping Bazaar's Christmas Blog Hop kicks off: five days of reveals leading up to a 5 digi release on Monday, December 6th!

TSB's Christmas Blog Hop

This Blog Hop will last FIVE days, going live each day at 12:00am EST:

Wednesday, December 1st: Susie's First Snow Preview

Thursday, December 2nd: Josie with Pinecone Preview

Friday, December 3rd: Marvin with Candy Cane Preview

Saturday, December 4th: Bikkie's Snowman Preview

Sunday, December 5th: Allie and Percy on Sled Preview

And finally...

Monday, December 6th:


All five digis will be available in The Stamping Bazaar Shop on Monday, December 6th at 12:00am EST, both individually and as a set.


There will be lots of chances to win during this hop. Each day, be sure to comment on The Stamping Bazaar Blog as well as on each DT member's blog for a chance to win that day's featured digi. And at the end of the hop, one winner will be chosen from among all who commented to win ALL FIVE XMAS BLOG HOP DIGIS!

So don't forget --be sure to mark your calendars and be at The Stamping Bazaar Blog next week on Wednesday, December 1st at 12:00am EST and don't miss any of the reveals during our first Christmas Blog Hop ever!

Tuesday, 23 November 2010

A Present From Tilda


Today I have another Christmas card to show you.  For this one I used another Magnolia Stamp, Tilda with Gift. 

I coloured Tilda in sepia tones using my Promarkers. 

I'm entering this card into the following challenges:

Let's Craft - Anything Goes
Papertake Weekly - Cut It Out
A Spoonful Of Sugar - Anything Goes
Top Tip Tuesday Challenge - Layer Upon Layer


Stamp: Magnolia Tilda with Gift.  Post Mark Stamp from Stampin' Up
Ink: Memento Rich Cocoa
Colouring Medium: Promarkers
Gold Card: From my stash
Papers: Magnolia and Bo Bunny
Tools: Nesties Large Circles, Nellie Snellen Ovals with Sizzix Big Shot.  Martha Stewart Lattice Arch Punch
Embellishments: Flowers, Ribbon and Adhesive Gems from my stash

Thanks for stopping by today.  Hope you like it.


Monday, 22 November 2010

The Stamping Bazaar Challange


Monday again already !!!!!  That means it's time for another challenge over at The Stamping Bazaar.  This week's sketch has been designed by me !!!!

And here's my card.

I used Josie in a Hat, she's so cute and I think the blue and brown colours of this card suite her perfectly. 


Image: Josie in Hat from The Stamping Bazaar
Colouring Medium: Promarkers
Papers: From my stash
Flower: From Wild Orchid Crafts
Pearls: From my stash 

Hop on over the The Stamping Bazaar Blog to see what the rest of the talented Design Team have created and don't forget to join in yourself - Marina aways offers fabulous prizes for the winners of the challenges!!!!

Thanks for stopping by today.


Monday, 15 November 2010

The Stamping Bazaar's 4th Challenge


Monday means Challenge Day over at The Stamping Bazaar, and this week we have another great sketch for you to work with.

Here's my card:

I used Hansel with Present for this card.  He's so cute!!!!  
I coloured him with by Promarkers.

The papers are from my stash and the sentiment stamp is from Stampin' Up.

So, hop on over the The Stamping Bazaar Blog and join in with this week's challenge, Marina always has great prizes on offer for the winners!!!   


Sunday, 14 November 2010

Spesch Designer Stamps - Harry Potter Release


To coincide with the release of the new Harry Potter film, Spesch Designer Stamps has released some fabulous new Harry Potter Digi Stamps.

I've used two of the images to make this card - Ron and Harry.

I coloured Ron and Harry using my Promarkers and then sprayed them with glitter for a magical sparkle.

The papers and bat brad are all from my stash.

Hop on over to the Spesch Designer Stamps Blog to see the rest of the new releases, which are all on sale now at the Spesch Designer Stamps Store.

Thanks for stopping by.


Saturday, 13 November 2010

N-ice 'n' Steady


Just a quick post today to show you another Christmas Card I've made.  For this card I've used Tilda and Edwin on Ice.  I love this stamp. 

 I coloured the image with my Copic Markers. 

I'm entering this card into the following challenges:

Crazy 4 Challenges - Christmas
Winter Wonderland - Winter Sports
2 Sisters Challenge - Christmas
Cute Card Thursday - Anything Goes


Stamp: Tilda & Edwin on Ice
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Colouring Medium: Copic Markers
Paper: From my stash
Embellishments: Ribbon, pearls and lace from my stash.

Thanks for stopping by today.  Hope you like it.


Wednesday, 10 November 2010

WOYWW 10.11

Well Wednesday really has come around too soon again.  My workspace is still stacked high with stash and I spent Sunday at the NEC buying more stash so the pile is getting higher LOL!!!!  I had a great time. I met Paola of Paola's Paper Haven and Carol of My Little Piece of Heaven  and we had a fabulous day together with plenty of laughs along the way!!!

So with all that extra stash it means that I'm crafting on the dining table again!!! I must get it sorted though, as I have to tidy everything away for mealtimes!!!

Anyway here's what I'm working on today 

And of course, here are a couple of piccies of the cats.

They are both back in the radiator bed!!! Thomas is hanging off the edge a bit, but he's determined to stay put!!! 

 Anyway, don't forget to hop by Julia's place for a list of us WOYWWers.

Thanks for stopping by.


Tuesday, 9 November 2010

Christmas Morning Tilda


Today I would like to show you another Christmas Card.  I've used Christmas Morning Tilda from last year's Magnolia Christmas Collection.

I used my Copic Markers to colour the image.  

The papers are from Magnolia and I used some gold embossing powder for a bit of extra bling and distressed around the edges.

I'm entering this card into the following challenges:

Bizzy Becs Store Challenge - Cute & Sweet
Charisma Cardz Challenge - With Love @ Christmas
One Stop Craft Challenge - Embossing
The Stampman Challenge - Christmas
Top Tip Tuesday Challenge - Colouring with Copics
Just Magnolia Special Monthly Challenge - Anything Goes


Stamp: Magnolia Christmas Morning Tilda, Stampin' Up Stamping Wheel
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Colouring Medium: Copic Markers
Papers: Magnolia
Tools: Nesties Labels One, Stampin' Up Two Step Bird Punch (used for leaves), Heat Gun, Distressing Tool
Flowers: Wild Orchid Crafts
Pearls, Ribbon and Snowflake Charm: From my stash
Others: Gold Embossing Powder

Thanks for stopping by today.  Hope you like it.


Monday, 8 November 2010

The Stamping Bazaar Challenge #3

Hi Everyone

It's time for another challenge over at The Stamping Bazaar.  This week we have this fabulous sketch to follow: 

  And here's my card:

I used Shane Playing Basketball and coloured the image with my Copic Markers. 

All the papers are from my stash, as are the buttons and pearls.  I printed the text myself. 

Well,  now it's over to you.  Hop on over to The Stamping Bazaar Blog and join in with this fabulous challenge.  I can't wait to see what you come up with.  

Thanks for stopping by.


Spesch Stamps Second Christmas Release Blog Hop

Welcome to the Spesch Designer Stamps Second Christmas Release Blog Hop.

This time around it is the fabulous Max who has designed these gorgeous Christmas
stamps for us. There are five designs to chose from - Surfing Santa, Santa Max, Xmas Tree,
Snowman and Reindeer Kid.

If you have come from Renkata's blog then you are in the right place.  If not hop on over the the Spesch Designer Stamps Blog to start the hop. 

Today I have used Snowman - I love this fabulous stamp !!!

Here's a close up.  I coloured the image using my Copic Markers.

I haven't used any design paper on this card, instead I embossed some white card with the Snowflake Cuttlebug Embossing Folder, and tied some blue ribbon at the end for an added splash of colour. 

Next stop is Miranda

We are giving away some more stamps from this release so please share the love, as your comment may be the lucky one along the hop.

Thanks for stopping by today.  Hope you like it.

Wednesday, 3 November 2010

WOYWW - No Desk, Just Cats !!!!!

Hi Everyone!!!

Wednesday again and time for WOYWW - I've not got a photo of my desk today, it's still piled high with stash!!!! 

For those of you who are wondering whether Thomas and Pablo have been cuddling up in their radiator bed ......

I don't think Pablo's too happy about sharing !!!!

And Thomas needs to be careful, he seems to be hanging over the edge slightly !!!

Thanks for stopping by today.