Sunday 27 January 2008

Bootiful Stampz

Sally who runs Auntys forum and her own online craft shop has branched out into making her own bunny stamps - they are so cute - she now has her own blog so why not go along and check out these cute stamps.

As soon as I get mine I'll be showing some projects on here!

Tuesday 22 January 2008

Arty Girlz Animal Challenge

Arty Girlz are using Animals as their theme this week - I'm hoping birds can be included too. This is an Easter card I did some time ago using the Faux Postage style.

Sunday 20 January 2008

CMU - Challenge Blog

Today is the first day for the new Card Makers United Challenge blog - why don't you all pop on over and submit a card for the first ever challenge. Mine is in there - I did a shaker card -my first ever!

Friday 18 January 2008

Twinkling H20's

I've been having a play with my new Twinkling H2O's and as promised here are a few examples. The butterfly really lends itself I think to these lovely shimmery colours. It doesn't show up so much on the computer but its really shimmery in real life.

The Trees one is a lot more subtle, which is what I wanted for this wintery scene.

I need to play a bit more with them.

I found the best way to use them was with an aqua brush, the butterfly was inked onto the stamped image, the tree one was actually put onto the rubber!

Thursday 17 January 2008

New Challenge Blog

I have set up a new Challenge Blog - but will be for Stampin Up only. It is an alphabet challenge site and the idea is to submit a piece of work made with a stamp set beginning with the letter of the alphabet that we are on.

I will be starting the ball rolling with A over the weekend, once DH has been able to scan my card for me.

Hope all you SU addicts will join in! You'll find it here -

Twinkling H20's

I've been playing about with my Twinkling H2O's today - I love the subtle effect they give - though I'm not sure if that really comes over on the internet. I can't upload what I've done yet though as I have to give them to DH to scan them at work for me.

So I'll carry on playing then...... LOL!

Wednesday 16 January 2008

Robins are my favourite birds

Robins are my absolute favourite birds, not only because of their association with Christmas, and I love all things Christmassy. I wish I'd had this set from SU before Christmas because this little fellow would definitely be on my Christmas cards. Still - I can make some now in advance and also fulfil my goals on Storms Christmas blog!
I love the sentiment on this too - Happy Everything! I have a friend who has a wall plaque which has this on it and it has little embellishments on it to cover all seasons, Christmas, Easter, Valentines, Halloween. I'm going to send this card to my mum who also loves robins and who needs cheering up at the moment. She always asks me what's the significance of buttons on my cards and I tell her there's no significance, its just an embellishment but she keeps on asking. Maybe I'll take the button off this one before I send it or she'll be asking me again - she's 84 now and getting slightly forgetful! LOL!

Friday 11 January 2008


I love this large stamp from SU - French Flair - I've added a Seeing Spots detail too. All papers and inks SU.

Its been good to be crafting again and back in the land of blog. I'm going to enter this Thank You card into Michelle's blog candy comp. I hope her mum likes it! LOL!


DH went back to work this week after the Christmas and was able to scan some cards for me that I've managed to do this week. Here is an example of a simple card using one of the new sets from Stampin Up - this is a hostess set and I can see myself using this set a lot. I've cut out a few of the poppies and decoupaged them.

This simple card was inspired by my good friend minimilk on Aunty's forum from a lovely card she sent me. Thanks for the inspiration Sian!

I notice Samm is running some blog candy on her site for a birthday card so I'm going to enter this. Its good to be entering the challenges again.

The girls at Arty Girlz have set the challenge of RED for this week - so I can enter this.

Wednesday 9 January 2008





I was just wondering what everyone is working on now that Christmas has gone.

I will be doing a few Valentines, but not many. One of the things I was surprised about in the States was how they send Valentine Cards to everyone, not just partners. My children were quite upset the year they didn't get one from me - although I haven't carried it on since we've been back home.

I may then go on and do a few Easter cards although I don't send them out like I do Christmas cards - they normally just go to my mum and mum-in-law! LOL.

Tuesday 8 January 2008


I've been a member of Auntys Forum for nearly two years and it is my home from home.

My friends on auntys have pushed me creatively to do things I would never normally have done, atc's, cj's, dominoes, inchies. No-one ever cricitises anyone's work and there is always someone there to lend a helping hand. During the off times we all get, my friends on auntys have always been there for me to offer support, send me freebies, cheer me up, make me laugh, smile and even cry sometimes with their sad stories. Its a great place to be so come and check us out - we will make you most welcome and you will soon feel part of the aunty's family!

To celebrate what a great place it is one of our very talented ladies made this Aunty's award. We all wear one with pride!

Well done to Sally and Rich who put all their time and effort into running the site and all the ladies who make it what it is.

Nearly up and running again

I actually did some crafting yesterday - managed to find some of my craft stuff and as I had to stay in because we now have the decorators here and my laptop was broken there was nothing left but to craft.

I made 13 cards with my new Stampin Up stamps from the new catalogue. I have a workshop in January and need to do a lot of samples etc to take along with me so this should give me a head start.

However, still not got the computer, printer etc yet so I can't scan them on here.

Oh yes, and last night we had a flood - only a matter of time until the locusts find us.........

Wednesday 2 January 2008

Happy New Year

Happy New Year to all my cyber friends - I hope 2008 proves to be a happy and successful year for you all.

I am still without any computer equipment so I can't resume my blogs yet, it is so frustrating.

We have the decorators coming in on Monday 7th Jan and they will probably be here about 6 weeks in total! Does that mean I have to stay at home for 6 weeks???? I'll have to set myself up a table to do some crafting if I'm going to be spending that much time at home.