Thursday, 31 December 2009

Happy New Year wishes... all my friends, family and blogging friends! Very special wishes go to my dear Mum and Dad, who are still in hospital...and to Andy, who is......too far away! Thinking of you all, tonight x
To all my dear blogging friends...thank you all very much for your visits and comments over 2009, they are really appreciated xx
Take care if you're out tonight...but enjoy!!! See you next year!!! :0)

Saturday, 19 December 2009

Let it Snow...

Another white day here in Surrey. Not all nice and fluffy though...a lot of it is really horrible ice! Our estate is like a skating rink, but I made it out to visit Dad in hospital and back again, and that's the main thing :0)
These are the cards that I made for some of the staff and TA's at the little one's school...I have got quite attached to 'white' cards! Now just think of all the stash I could cut down on buying if I made them all white!!! :0)
As quite a few challenge blogs have a Christmassy theme this week, I am entering it into ...
SophistiCat - Xmas Theme - Anything Goes
Stamp Something - Holiday Something
The Crafty Pad - A Christmas Card
The Cuttlebug Spot - Merry Christmas
The Pink Elephant - Winter and/or Christmas
Creative Card Crew - Anything Goes
My Time to Craft - Yuletide Wishes
Tanda Stamps - Cool to be Square
Fun with Shapes and more - White + a little bit of colour
Stamptacular - Christmas with a Twist

Phew!!! I don't often do cards for more than one challenge at a time and now look at me!!! :0)

Thursday, 17 December 2009

All White!!

No...not outside...although we did get quite a bit of the 'white stuff' yesterday! 'All White' is the theme of the challenge that I've set for this week at Mo's.
I think white looks so lovely on it's own...we are allowing you to use colour on your images...but that's all!! :0)
All made with plain white paper,cardstock and ribbon!!!

Wednesday, 16 December 2009

Fab 'n' Funky... #4

Hi all! I can't believe that we're on the last challenge at Fab 'n' Funky before we hit 2010!!! *.*
Where did 2009 go? In fact...where did last week go?!!! I really must be more careful, I keep on losing weeks!! :0)
Well this is as I say, the last challenge of 2009 so you have 2 weeks to play, and a new one will start on the 3rd January. This weeks is a sketch, so nip over to the challenge blog and pick it up...
Papers - Fairy's Papercrafts - Shabby Christmas
Sentiment - Stampin' Up!
Scallop & Oval punches - Stampin' Up!

Thursday, 10 December 2009

Thank You...

Morning!! Two weeks and counting!! Eeek! *.*
This weeks challenge at Mo's is another set by li'l ol' me, and it's... 'Thank You' ... We're all going to need a pile of these in a few weeks time so what are you waiting for?? Come and join us :0)
Image - Digital Image Too --- You're my Best
Papers - Stampin' Up!
Sentiment - Stampin' Up! - Flight of the Butterfly

Wednesday, 9 December 2009

All that Glitters...

...along with another great sketch, is our Fab 'n' Funky challenge this week! It's been rather manic this week with poorly parents and making Christmas Play costumes...but I've finished sewing and just managed to make a card before I dash off to my bed! :0)

Friday, 4 December 2009

Wedding Punch!

Just wanted to share this card with you. It's a wedding card that I made for the son and wife to be (tomorrow) of a very dear friend of mine. I'm sure they have better things to do than to look at my blog...but I'd like to wish Jonathan and Abigail a lifetime of happiness and hope that they have an absolutely wonderful day tomorrow xx
I am entering this into the 'Crazy 4 Challenges' challenge this week as it's to use a punch on your card! As you can see...I've used...ermm...1 or 2!! :0)

Papers - Ice Gold -
Cuttlebug folders - Swirls and Roses

Thursday, 3 December 2009

A Traditional Christmas...

Helloooo!! :0)
Well, here we are in December...and that means that it's my turn to set all the themes for Mo's Challenge blog! Yay! Hopefully you'll like my choices and play along with us! :)
The first challenge is one that I'm sure so many of you could join in with...unless of course you're super duper efficient and have finished all your cards!! Gulp! ...Mind you...even if you have, you could always make a gift of some sort as this weeks theme is.... to 'Make something in traditional Christmas colours for Someone Special' ...

Papers - Papermania - Forever friends
Image - Digital Pencil Too -
Punches - Stampin' Up! - Oval Large and Scallop

Wednesday, 2 December 2009

Fab 'n' Funky... #2

The weeks seem to be dashing by now! Are you ready and all shopped out yet?? I've done most of my shopping...for once...but Christmas cards??? Don't be silly now...I'm not THAT organised! lol
This weeks challenge at Fab'n' Funky is another sketch (we all seem to love them! :) ) so I took the opportunity to make another Christmas card for my list...

Papers - Funky Fairy's Papercrafts -
Image - Stampin' Up! - Scandinavian Season
Heat and Stick - Stampin' Up!
Dazzling Diamonds - Stampin' Up!

Sunday, 29 November 2009

Winter Wonderland...

The challenge at Winter Wonderland this week is to 'stamp a candle or decorate a candle holder'!! Yay! I love doing these ^.^
I have used a gorgeous Sugar Nellie stamp this time...and there are links to 'stamping' tutorials on the Winter Wonderland blog...but I quite often use digi images for my candles, so if you'd like a tutorial for using those, I have made one HERE ...

Thursday, 26 November 2009

Doubling Up with Mo!

Hello! What a miserable old night!! The rain is pelting against the windows, and the wind is sounding a bit rough out there too! I'm glad I'm cosy in here! Mind you...if Mr Blogger does as he's asked...It'll be morning and I'll be at school when this goes out! :0)
Anyway...this week for Mo's challenge Caryn would like us to make a Christmas Scene using more than one image on our creations! You can paper piece these or use software to merge them.
I don't have any software to do the latter, so here is my card using Mo's fantabulous new 'Sticky' (again!! ;)) and her Decorated Tree...
I can't wait to see all your fabulous work ;)
Oooh and!!!! ...I'd just like to wish all my wonderful friends from across the pond...A Very Happy Thanksgiving xxx

Papers - Funky Fairy's Papercrafts -
Images - Sticky & Decorated Tree - Digital Pencil Too

Sentiment - Stampin' Up!
Oval Punch - Stampin' Up!

Sewing - Machine

Wednesday, 25 November 2009

NEW!!! ** Fab 'n' Funky Challenge #1 ** NEW!!! we are! The brand new Fab 'n' Funky Challenges have arrived! Yayyyy!! This week we have a sketch for you to play with...AND...there's a prize too!!! ^.^
If you nip across to the challenge blog you will find all the details, and a 'New Look' blog with lots of fabby DT samples for you to peek at :0)
For my card I have used a selection of papers from Funky Fairy's ever so gorgeous 'Li'l Blue Christmas Cracker' set, pink dotty paper from Dainty Dots (also Funky Fairy's) and an adorable new image called 'Sticky' from Digital Pencil Too!
We hope that you'll like the new look...and new challenges...and there will be surprises too! Have Fun!! :0)

Papers - Li'l Blue Christmas Cracker & Dainty Dots - Funky Fairy's Papercrafts
Image - Sticky - Digital Pencil Too
Sentiment - Stampin' Up!
Border Punch - Eyelet border punch - Stampin' Up!
Sewing - Sewing machine
Glitter - Dazzling Diamonds - Stampin' Up!

Monday, 23 November 2009

Sticky + Sparkle!

Morning all! Yes, it's the early hours of the morning again...but I must get up those stairs or I won't want to come back down them in a few hours time!! yikes! ;)
I've been playing with this absolutely adorable new image called 'Sticky' from Mo at Digital Pencil Too! I can't show you the card I made just yet as it's under wraps until Wednesday...but here is the candle I made...well...decorated!! It'll be one of a few I'm donating to the little one's school Christmas Fair on Friday :)
I'm entering this into this weeks 'Dare you to Digi Stamp' whose theme is 'Glitter' and also Creative Inspirations, whose theme is 'Sparkle'...with the added bonus of being sponsored by Mo herself!! ;0)
Hopefully you can see the glittery/sparkle :)

Image - Sticky - Digital Pencil Too

Blog Candy Winner!!!

Sorry for keeping you all in suspense, but my weekend kind of...disappeared!!!
Well...after much checking, deleting duplicates (and nawty rubbish!), doubling of those entitled to be doubled, writing of names and folding of paper...... I can tell you that, the winner picked by my DD no 4 is............................ NIGEL !! ..................... A huge well done to you...if you email me ( ) with your snail mail addy, I'll get it off to you asap.....and enjoy!!

Thank you all so much for your lovely comments and for visiting.... I hope you'll pop back again soon x

Friday, 20 November 2009

Funky Changes...Part 2

It's getting closer to our Funky relaunch!! YaY!!
Just to keep you going, Lou has set a little competition over on the challenge blog!!

Something Yummy for YOU!!!!

Yippeee!! At long last I have got my act together and sorted out some blog candy! Photobucket
I was going to do this when I got to 25,000 hits and my 2nd Blogoversary...which I might add came at about the same time at the beginning of October...but things have been hectic here and time ticked merrily on! I have now gone over 27,300 hits!!!!! So a huge thank you to every single one of you who has visited me...and a very special thanks to those of you who regularly follow me and leave messages...I really do appreciate them all!
Hopefully you can see most of what's there! I have included a brand new ( to you and the new Stampin' Up! catalogue!) eyelet border punch ... flowers, leaves, ribbons, K&Co paper pad, Papermania Christmas pad, Christmas tree ribbon brads, Stampin' Up! Ink spots, dew drops, clear stamps, stamp block, Rub ons etc...all brand new...but I have also added a Sugar Nellie Christmas Manga stamp. She is already backed with Ez mount and has been used a couple of times...but as I've only used her with a Momento ink pad, she's very clean and like new and I'm sure you'll love her all the same x There is also a little pack of Ferraro Rocher choccies!!!! ...They were hard to part with I can tell you!! lol
Now how do you get all of this? Well...
1) Would you please be kind enough to post on your blog (leaving the link in your post) and/or add a 'picture link' to your side bar back to this post...
2) Leave ONE comment on this post...

3) If you are one of my current 91 followers and leave a comment, you will be entered twice! If you feel that you like my work and want to follow me then I'll be pleased to have you on board...but I'm not going to insist that you follow...I'd rather you did, because you want to x
4) That's it!!!!!!!!

I'll leave this open until the 20th of November ...
......................GOOD LUCK! Photobucket

Thursday, 19 November 2009

Mo's Recipe!

Another week has flown by...and Christmas is now just 36 days away!!! Eeeek! *.*
It's Thursday again and therefore 'Mo challenge day'! This weeks challenge - again set by our fabby Caryn - is to use a recipe! The ingredients are...
  • Three (3) different papers
  • Two (2) ribbons
  • One (1) decorative edge (punch, lace, trim, etc.)
I have made a Christmas card for a teenage girl using Mo's 'Goth Girl' image.
Papers - from stash
Image - Goth Girl - Digital Pencil Too
Sentiment - Funky Fairy's - Christmas Oval Punchums
Punch - Stampin' Up! - Oval large

Wednesday, 18 November 2009

All Change!!

There's no Funky Fairy challenge this week...but this is the news over on the Challenge Blog!!

"Things have been a little up & down in Funky Fairy land as several of our DT members have left us for pastures new . . . so we wish Ria, Lorraine, Emma, Anne & Joanne all the very best with their "Crafting Adventures" and we hope that they will still join in with us in future challenges.

Now we have exciting news to share with you all . . . a new look challenge blog . . . !

After much deliberation we have decided that we needed a "Winter Spring Clean" and therefore we will be radically over hauling the blog over the next week, so keep popping back as we will be dropping little hints as to what is happening to the blog and of course, there will be a few surprises too ! !

Taking the above into consideration, there will be no challenge this week but we will be back with avengence next week, Wednesday 24th November with a NEW CHALLENGE, a NEW BLOG and lots of NEW SPONSORS . . . don't panic the ever so generous Shaz (Head Funky Fairy) is still involved . . . so keep popping over . . . you never know what you might find !

Happy crafting,

Fab 'n' Funky DT"

Can't wait to see you there next week!!! :0)

Monday, 16 November 2009

Digi's for Layton...

Sadly Jak, a fantastic crafter and fellow 'Mo' team member, lost a family child of just 16 months, to the awful disease meningococcal septicaemia a few weeks ago. Jak is trying to raise funds and awareness to this horrific disease, and has a couple of really fabulous digi stamps made especially in Memory of Layton. One has been designed by Jim Harker and the other by Mo Manning...both are available for the price of £4.00 and all proceeds go to Meningitis Search 4 a Vaccine Campaign.

Sunday, 15 November 2009


This weeks challenge over at Allsorts is to make a card for a child. Now...I could be cheating a bit here, but in a normal land this would be an ideal card for a child! The fact that I made it for a dear friend of mine who is in the Fire Brigade , hopefully won't matter! lol

Papers - Funky Fairy's Papercrafts - More for the Men
Image - Digital Pencil Too - Playing Firefighter
Sentiment - Stampin' Up! - Oval All
Punch- Stampin' Up! - Oval large, Scalloped Oval

Thursday, 12 November 2009

Sketch with Mo!

Nope...I am not going to challenge Mo with my drawing skills...I'm not sure that stick people would sell!! lol Instead Caryn has given us a sketch for this weeks Digital Pencil challenge! :)
We have so many fantastic cards to come and see every week, it's been great! Thanks for playing at Mo's...and I hope you join us again this week x

Papers - Stampin' Up! -
Image - Digital Pencil Too -
Punch - Stampin' Up! - Eyelet Border

Wednesday, 11 November 2009


Today, the 11th day of the 11th month at 11 am, we will be remembering all those brave men and women who have lost their lives in war and conflict... both past and present.
I will also be thinking of, and praying for the safe return of my BIL, and two of my friends sons from Afghanistan xxx
We don't have to believe in it's purpose, but we need to believe in our troops...

Retro Fairy's!!

This week the Fairy's are going Retro!!! Something out of my comfort zone...but made so easy with the use of the new 'More for the Men' kit :)
If you get a chance, do go and have a peek at the DT girls work...there are some 'Groovy' cards going on!!! :0)
Papers - Funky Fairy's Papercrafts - More for the Men
Image - Funky Fairy's Papercrafts - Funky Fairy digi image
Sentiment -
Funky Fairy's Papercrafts - Happy Birthday Oval Punchums

Thursday, 5 November 2009

All that Glitters...

...Is the brand new challenge at Mo's this week! As we have moved into November...our new DT host for the month is... Caryn...and she would like you to use 3 different types of sparkle on your creations!
I have made a shaker card, and inside the shaker part is flower soft, dazzling diamonds and tiny sequin stars. On the actual card there are...tiny star gems and Stickles
Papers - Funky Fairy's Papercrafts - A Shabby Christmas Time
Image - Digital Pencil too - Kai in the Snow
Sentiment - Funky fairy's Papercrafts - Oval Punchums
Border punch - Stampin' Up! - Eyelet Border

Wednesday, 4 November 2009

Funky Fairy's 'Fall'!

Well...we don't actually...we 'fly' of course!!! ...But this week at Funky Fairy's we want to see all your creations made in Fall/Autumnal colours and themes...
I have made my card with the fantastic new set of papers 'More for the Men' which just has so many wonderful designs...and not just for men I might add!! :0)
Papers - Funky Fairy's Papercrafts - More for the Men
Cardstock - Stampin' Up! - Always Artichoke & Bravo Burgundy
Image - Digi stamp - CC Designs
Sentiment - Stampin' Up! - Flight of the Butterfly (NEW)
3D Butterfly -
Stampin' Up! - Flight of the Butterfly (NEW)
Oval Scallop Punch - Stampin' Up!
Border Punch - Stampin' Up! - Eyelet Border punch
Bead charm - made by Me!

Tuesday, 3 November 2009

Just to add...

Have you seen ALL the many prizes on the Jaimie blog hop??!!!!!!
So many big name sponsors...AND I've spotted some candy along the hop too!!
Just take a look...

Monday, 2 November 2009

Just for Jaimie...

"On October 4th, four teenagers, armed with knives, broke into a home in a small town in New Hampshire. Alone and sleeping inside were a mother and her 11 year old daughter. These 4 boys broke into t
his home with the intent to rob and kill anyone inside. They stabbed the mom, Kimberly Cates, to death and left her daughter, Jaimie, for dead in their driveway. It was a completely random act, their home was chosen only due to its secluded surroundings."
You can read the full story here

Denise and Erin - the girls behind the Stamp Something challenges, have organised this very special blog hop in hope that we can all give a little bit of hope and love to a very special and brave little girl.
When Denise posted on 'Mo's Digital Pencil Too' group on SNR, the story just tugged at me and I knew I just had to take part! The injuries that Jaimie sustained that day were horrific...both physically and mentally, and to lose her Mum too! It must be so awful to lose a parent through illness or accident, but this was just such a senseless waste of life, and a living nightmare for Jaimie. I feel priviledged to have my parents in my life for as long as I have, I can only imagine the heartache for Jaimie and her family.

If this story tugs at you too, all the details to make and send a card for Jaimie are at the Stamp Something For Jaimie blog.
Jaimie's favourite colours are Hot Pink and black...but she's not a girly I thought that this was just the thing for her!
If you hopped here from Sharon's blog
then you're on the right path and you can hop along to Cindy's blog now ... but if you've just joined us here and missed the one large 'jump' back to Katharina, from Whiff of Joy's blog, to start at the beginning ... and I'll see you again soon!!

Papers - Funky Fairy's Papercrafts - Pinkie Pops
Image - Digital Pencil Too - Goth Girl

Thursday, 29 October 2009

Mo's Challenge #4 ...Folded Cards...

Where is the week going??? It's Thursday already...and that means it's Mo's challenge day!! Yay :0)
This week Sandy has set the challenge of using 'a folded card'...which means you can start on that list of easel, stair step, side step, gatefold and pocket fold cards that you've got, and just haven't got around to doing!!
The rest of the DT have made some fantastic cards, so if you have two minutes spare please go and take a peek x
Papers - Funky Fairy's Papercrafts - Lil Blue Christmas Cracker
Images - Digital Pencil Too - Kai in the Snow &

Wednesday, 28 October 2009

Touchy, Feely!!!

For this weeks challenge at Funky Fairy Towers, we'd like you to make something with the theme of 'Textures'.
So dig out all those embossing folders, 3D embellishments, glitter and the like and see what you come up with!
Papers - Funky Fairy's Papercrafts - A lil blue Christmas cracker
Image - Digital Pencil Too - Thursday's Child


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