Wednesday, 26 August 2009


Still enjoying myself in Spain, we're having a fantastic time doing absolutely nothing!

By nothing I mean getting up sometime before midday, lounging by the pool, swimming, eating, crafting, more lounging ....

Today I completed the Stamp with Us recipe challenge

Recipe is to use a piece of card, one pattered piece of paper, a flower and 3 brads, and here's my card

Recipe: (All supplies Stampin Up)

Stamps: Playful Petals
Cardstock: Pretty in Pink, So Saffron, Whisper White
Designer Paper: Tea Party
Ink: (Markers) Almost Amythyst, Bashful Blue, Pretty in Pink, Green Galore, So Saffron
Ribbon: Bashful Blue Striped Grosgrain
Supplies: Pretty in Pink brads

Will be back later in the week with some more cards and maybe some pics of the beautiful views here ...

Well this is my holiday, and I am doing what I love doing in my free time :O)

Tuesday, 25 August 2009

Still crafting

Its hot, too hot to sunbathe but I'm still managing to get some crafting done - doesn't everyone take a portion of their SU stash on holiday with them?? LOL

I hate having my picture taken, much prefer this shot ...

Hope to have lots of projects to upload in the next few days ...

Tuesday, 18 August 2009

New Cardmarking Workshop in Bexhill

Starting Wednesday 23rd September at 7:15 - 9.15pm Free Smiley Courtesy of
Venue: my house.
Come along and have an evening crafting for just £12 including all materials.
Take home 2-4 lovely handmade cards, and a 3D project you can proudly call your own.
Please bring along your basic scissors and glue, all other materials and refreshments provided.
All levels of crafter welcome.
I hope we can make this a regular workshop and if I can get the numbers up I'll look into hiring a hall locally.
Please email me if you are interested, places are limited so booking is essential.
Look forward to meeting fellow crafters in this area :O)

Monday, 17 August 2009

Congratulations - New Baby

And a card to go with the Nappy Cake ...

I can't take credit for the design, the design came from a Workshop I attended on Friday at the Glitter pot, run by Paula Pascual (will post more about that tomorrow) but as soon as I saw it I knew I had to re-create it as a baby card - I LOVE IT Free Smiley Courtesy of


Stamps - Circle of Friendship
Ink - Black Staz-on
Cardstock - Green Galore, Whisper White (SU), Cream, Silver Mirror Card
DSP - Bashful Blue (SU), Pebbles Inc - Little Buddy
Punches - Stampin Up Stars
Supplies - Blue brads, Star and heart eyelets (stash), craftwork sentiments

Back tomorrow with all the cards made at the workshop on Friday ...

Saturday, 15 August 2009

Anyone for Cake?

Nappy Cake ...

My daughter's best friend is expecting her first baby any day now, and Dannii and I wanted to make something special for her ....

I really enjoyed making the cake, this is my sort of baking :O)


60 Pampers newborn nappies
60 small rubber bands
Johnsons Bubble bath
12" Cake board
2 x Baby socks
2 x Bibs
2 x Babygrows
1 x Jacket
3 x Vests
1 x Cuddly Toy
3 metres cream satin ribbon
3 metres blue satin ribbon

I've another pregnant friend at work, can't wait to find out what's she's having so I can start planning the next 'baking' session :O)

Wednesday, 12 August 2009

Papertrey Challenge 24 - Thank You Card

The Challenge on A Passion for Papertrey this week is to make a Thank You card using at least one PTI product.

This is my submission

Recipe: (All Supplies PTI unless stated)

Stamps - Floral Frenzy
Cardstock - Sweet Blush, Kraft (SU) , Basic Black (SU)
Ink - Cameo Coral (SU), Summer Sun (SU), Versomark
Ribbon - Sweet Blush Swiss Dot Satin
Button - Stash

I really loved making this card, so much so I made it in several colour combinations ...

Recipe: (All Supplies PTI unless stated)

Stamps - Floral Frenzy
Cardstock - Aqua Mist, Kraft (SU) , Basic Black (SU)
Ink - Bashful Blue (SU), Yoyo Yellow (SU), Versomark
Ribbon - Aqua Mist Swiss Dot Satin
Button - Stash

This colour combination is my favourite :O) ...

Recipe: (All Supplies PTI unless stated)

Stamps - Floral Frenzy
Cardstock - Raspberry Fizz, Kraft (SU) , Basic Black (SU)
Ink - Raspberry Fizz, Yoyo Yellow (SU), Versomark
Ribbon - Raspberry Fizz Swiss Dot Satin
Button - Stash

Wow, just found that my blogland friend Aimes has awarded me not one, not two, but THREE blog awards !!! Thanks so much Aimes, I know that there are so many people you could have awarded them so, I feel really, really honoured :O)

Anyone who doesn't know Aimes' work, please pop on over to her blog, her work is fantastic, especially her last project, she said she'd lost her mojo ... well I think she might have been fibbing .... her card is just beautiful

Tuesday, 11 August 2009

Christmas in August

This weeks Stamp with Us challenge is a Theme challenge and it's all about Christmas!!

I feel as if I pretty much cheated, as I didn't even pick up a stamp!! I can't believe I managed to create a card, in fact a very pretty card with no stamps involved at all ....

Recipe: I Wish Simply Scrappin Kit

You can get so much out of one of these kits, they're not just for scrapbooking.

That's it I'm off out now to a Scrapaholix Crop, will post some photos tomorrow ...

Monday, 10 August 2009

Catch Up

Thats what I'm playing tonight, catching up with all the challenges I've missed the last week or so ...

First one is Kates Inspiration and Themes Challenge No. 24 on ILWS - The inspiration was a choice two pictures from The Designer's Guild - this is what I came up with

Recipe: (All supplies Stampin Up)

Stamps - Baroque Motifs, Fresh Cuts
Cardstock - Pink Passion, Pixie Pink, Whisper White
Ink - Pink Passion, Pretty in Pink
Supplies - Rhinestone Brads - Fire Circles

I really wanted to use Kraft cardstock rather than the Whisper White, but I've got my last sheet earmarked for another project ...

This was the inspirational picture

I'm going back to my craft room now to complete some more challenges, the Christmas card on Stamp with Us, the Thank You card on A Passion for Papertrey .

I've also got a nappy cake to finish! So I guess I'm going to be a busy bee this evening. Hope to post some pictures tomorrow :O)