Saturday, 28 August 2010

On the 6th Day of Christmas...

My goodness...How chilly is it?????? I had to nip and get my slippers as my lickle toesies were getting frostbite!!!! *.*
After a bit of a nightmare 2 weeks with poorly parents, I think we're just getting sorted again! Shhhh, don't speak too loud though! :0)
Much as I don't begrudge them a minute of my time, I've missed my crafting, so as soon as I press the 'Publish Post' button, I'm scooting off towards my craft desk :)
This is another of the gorgeous 12 Dames of Christmas from La Pashe ... I've distress inked the card stock and used one of my Stampin' Up! Background stamps to make the no DPs were harmed in the making of this card!! ^.^
Enjoy your Sunday xx

Thursday, 26 August 2010

A Little Bit Spooky!

Good morning!!
Well, it's another gloriously WET 'summer' day in the South! Tut... and another busy week in the Banky household. Dad is in hospital, but soooo much better than he was at the weekend ((hugs))
I just can't believe that we are speeding so quickly towards September!!! STOP!! I have too much to do before the return to school!! Eeeek!
Thank heavens for my crafting takes me to a little pool of sanity...well very untidy craft desk lol...but same difference! ^.^
This week at Mo's Challenge we have dropped into the horrors of Halloween!! Mo has some fabulous images fit for this weeks challenge, so do come and join us :)
I have made a tent card (liking these! ) cut an aperture with nesties and placed both acetate and a web like die cut behind it...and placed the ever gorgeous Kitty Kai with her pumpkin on the front x
The picture just doesn't do it justice unfortunately.

Tuesday, 24 August 2010

Seven Swans A Swimming...

Morning all! :)
I thought we were going to have a sunny day...silly me!! It showed it's face and disappeared again to make way for the sky full of yukky clouds!
I'm dashing in this morning to bring you a card using one of the very gorgeous, '12 Dames of Christmas' die cut decoupage range. This is the Seven Swans A Swimming design.
Running off again now...but if you get 5 minutes, nip and take a look at the rest of the range ...HERE...they are beautiful, and may even be an answer to some of your 'male' Christmas card needs!!! 'wink wink'

Thursday, 19 August 2010

Sugar 'n' Spice....

Gosh...another week has flown by! Not without life's challenges I might add, and one night of not getting to bed at all, but we got through them, and all is quiet once again, shhhh x
This week at Mo's challenge Peggy has set us the theme of ... Sugar 'n' Spice ... so a good excuse to get all girlie!!
I have used Mo's gorgeous 'Strawberry Girl' image...she's soooo cute with her strawberry dress and matching handbag! The front of the card is made of acetate, on which I have printed a strawberry digital paper design. The 'canopy' has been made using a Stampin' Up! border punch and the sentiment is from SU! too.

Monday, 16 August 2010

Once In Royal David's City...

...Another of the totally gorgeous Christmas Carols from La Pashe. These are die cut decoupage and you get TWO different Carols per sheet. These can be made with a vintage or more contemporary feel to them, but either way they look great.

Sunday, 15 August 2010

LB joins EB!!! - Yay!!!!!!!

Wheeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!!! Mashimaro Emoticons
LB is one very happy bunny to have been chosen for the EB digi GDT!!! Yay!!
There were so many entries from really talented girls out there, so I am REALLY pleased to have got a GDT slot ...Thanks so much Elisabeth xx
I can't wait to be playing with the brand new digi's, and working alongside all the other girls that Elisabeth Bell has chosen for her team!! Well done to everyone x

Friday, 13 August 2010

A Tasty Read... bag and book...

Elisabeth Bell has a digi DT call out which ends tonight, and these are two of the projects that I have entered. A lot of very talented artists have entered, so I'm not holding my breath, but it would be great to work with Elisabeth and her gorgeous images.

I bought a plain cotton shopping bag and added an image of 'A Tasty Read' by Elisabeth... which I printed onto transfer paper and coloured... stamped butterfly images (Stampin' Up!) ...a few pearls to match with the note book I made, and I also made a key ring from shrink plastic x

This was a 99p note book from Asda, which I pulled apart, covered and put back together with my Bind It All. I have used more of my scrummy papers from Tim Holtz, made my own lace flower that the blue rose is sitting in...oh and the bead pin and shrink charm too :)

I'm also going to enter this into
Simon Says - Summertime Blues -
Cooking it Up with Katie - Make a flowery pink square
Creative Card Crew - Cute and Girlie
Dare U To Digi Stamp - Blooms and charms
Craftalicious - Pearls & Swirls
Oh La La - Spots & Dots
Alphabet Challenge - P is for Punches


Daisy ...

A New Winner...

As the digi from the Just Inklined blog hop wasn't claimed, I have done a re-draw...and the new winner is.......... Debs....... Congrats Debs, and if you email me at I'll pass your details onto Jak.

Thursday, 12 August 2010

Inspiration at Mo's...

Morning all...I wonder what the wonderful British weather has in store for us today?? It's 3am as I type so a bit early to tell lol.
This week for Mo's challenge Peggy gave us a picture to use as inspiration in our creations......and there is so (sew! ^.^) much going on in it...I had a ball :)
I used Lacie with her scrummy ice cream, and heaps of delicious colours :)
If you get a chance, take your cup of tea across to the other DT girls blogs...they've (as always) got some fabulous things to show you.
Have a lovely day x

I am entering this into
Incy Wincy Designs - A Bugs Life
Crafty Cardmakers - It's their Birthday!

Wednesday, 11 August 2010

I Did It!!

Nope...nothing spectacular to report, just that my Tim Holtz 'Shabby Vintage' papers arrived yesterday...the ones I've had my eye on for aaaages...but kept talking myself out of!! The ones that I spent most of yesterday stroking...the ones that tonight/this morning...I USED!!!!!!!! SHOCK!!! HORROR!!! They are definitely that sort of paper pack where you need to have two! ...Or perhaps my brother in law is right...perhaps I DO need to get out more!! lol
But, you know you're having fun when you look at the clock and it tells you that it's 4.15 in the morning...AGAIN!!!! Eeeek! ...It wasn't entirely MY was those papers and the image that were calling me!! ^.^

I have used Zei Prom from the Just Inklined range of digi stamps, and she is gorgeous. I just love her boots! I'm a terror for wearing mine...undone...all the time...not with a skirt though...but I think she looks great!
This is a tent card, and I've used nesties to take out the shape in the centre, backed it with acetate and then put the 'next size down label' (technical jargon!) back in the middle. IYKWIM :) Then used a smaller size still to make the tags.
I'm entering this into...
Papertake Weekly - Something old, new, borrowed or blue - Used my new papers and image
Stamp With Fun - Lilac/Blue
Penny's Paper Craft - Anything Goes
Frosted Designs - Celebrate Life - Birthday

Monday, 9 August 2010

Christmas Preparations!

This is another fabulous set in the Christmas Cracker range of die cut decoupage from La Pashe. It's called Christmas Preparations, and poor Mrs Claus has been left holding the sprouts...and the turkey...oh, and the pudding!!! Just where is Santa to help her?? He's disappeared at dinner time! Why do they do that? Lol

I've made a gate fold card and added a computer generated sentiment of my own.
I'm entering this into ...
Dutch Dare - Anything Goes

** Brand New!! 12 Dames of Christmas **

BRAND NEW are the everso fantastic '12 Dames of Christmas' die cut decoupage sheets from La Pashe!

Blog Hop Winner!

Just putting out a 2nd and last shout for Angelique...the winner of the Just Inklined Blog Hop image. If we don't hear anything by Wednesday evening, it'll need to be re drawn :)

Sunday, 8 August 2010

From Daisy (aged 6) to Mo!

Yep...there is another Mo fan in the building...and she's snaffling my printed images!!!!!! *.*
Daisy's best friend in the whole wide world is Doodles, her little (he is now...he was bigger than her when she was a baby! lol) soft Labrador toy, and for those of you who know Daisy...he does everything and goes everywhere with her...still! He sits at the table to do colouring...and has his own paper and pencil, Hama beads...with his own tub of beads and peg board, guessed it...he has his own...and he even sits in the bathroom with a book while she has a bath!! I'm sure in years to come he'll be in the bottom of her bag at secondary school...and tucked somewhere up her wedding dress on her wedding day! lol
Well anyway... It was Mo's birthday a little while ago and Daisy wanted to make her a card. What do I find her doing the other day?? Yes...there she was (...they were!) colouring in 'Buds' ... or the rechristened version...Daisy & Doodles!
She also coloured in little Lacie because she liked the look of her ice cream!! Although I guess we could have done with a girl version of Justin!! lol

Daisy and Doodles a couple of years Doodles more erm...good looking days!!! lol

Saturday, 7 August 2010

Silent Night...

...and seems as it's 1.15 in the morning, it is very quiet here! Bliss :0)
I'm just loving these new die cut decoupage sheets from La Pashe, and I'm really not a decoupage kinda girl! I love the look and the overall effect of it, but I just don't like all the fiddly cutting out!
So, if you're like me...chuck away those tiny little scissors (Eeeek...minding where you chuck them of course!! *.*) and grab a few sheets of these instead'll just love them!

These are from the Christmas Carol range and you can view them HERE ...
I am entering this into
Our Creative Corner - Embossing
Papertake Weekly - White and bright!

Friday, 6 August 2010

Ho Ho Ho...Ready To Go!!!

Anyone would think that Christmas was on it's way!! :)
In the office of La Pashe, things are different...they've swapped their tea and biccys for cocoa and mince pies, and instead of thinking caps...they have Santa hats!!! La Pashe have got some newbie Christmas things and you are just going to love them!
Here is one of the fabulous die cut decoupage images from the set 'Ready To Go'...isn't he just great?!!! There are 8 different sets to chose from and you can have a peek here ...
I've used my Krylon gold leaf pen around the edges, various punches, a nice shiny Santa hat brad, a piece of gold edged ribbon and a Stampin' Up! sentiment to finish it off...Simples!!!
I'm entering this into the
Winter Wonderland challenge - An Easel card with sparkle/shine

Thursday, 5 August 2010

This Little Mo's Challenge!

Good morning! :)
Ok...own up! Who pinched summer?? Huh? Huh? Which one of you was it? ... OR...was it that nawty fairy??? *.*
The grotty weather here has been a good excuse to do some crafting...even Daisy has been colouring and sticking! I'll pop her things on here tomorrow :)
This weeks challenge with Mo and her Digital Pencil has been set by our hostess for this monthPeggy, and she has given us the fabulous theme of...'Something with wings', (fairies, angels, bugs)
I was having one of my late night/early morning chit chats with Mo...and I was telling her that I was going to do a little mini book using her complete set of 5 Fairies for this weeks challenge. ''Oh, with a story'' asks Mo! Errmm ''maybe not'' says I ... ''A poem'' asks Mo! Hmmm... ''maybe a rhyme'' says I ...and the rest as 'they' say is...'fantasy'!! :0)
Mo need not worry about her book writing ...I don't think I'm much competition for her! Lol

We have special things with this challenge too!!
''And, for this challenge, we are kicking it up a few notches for something out of the box. From the entries this week, we'll be picking a guest designer to join us for the month of September.

In addition,
one lucky person will be chosen randomly to receive a $20 gift certificate to Mo's digi shop. That's two winners for this week's challenge. Great odds, friends.''
It's got to be worth playing along!! :) Have fun!!

One page still to go here!!! You might have to nip back later to see how it finishes *wink wink*

There are a lot of pages in here so I'm entering my little book into quite a few challenges today ...
Simon Says - Sing It! - Twinkle Twinkle
Pile It On - Bugs, butterflies, bees
I ♥ ProMarkers - Sketch (show off fairy page) + no more than 3 colours (pink, aqua and her brown hair)
Fab 'n' Funky - dots, stripes
Flutter by Wednesday - Fairy + favourite colour - the moment!
Creative Friday - Things With Wings
Craftalicious - Make your own flowers
Ellephantastic - distressing
Fairy Fun Friday - Make it 3D
Stamptacular - Out of this world - fairies (although they are real really!! ^.^)
Cupcake Inspirations - Fairies .........
Phew...that's it I think 14 including Mo's!

Wednesday, 4 August 2010

Don't Faint!! blog has been 'Magnolia'd'!! Now, most of my nearest and dearest will know that I'm not a fan of these little guys ( I know, I know)...BUT... my dear friend Shaz, sent me a few images a while back and I have to say that whilst some of them were a smidging on the cute side...they went in a box for a rainy day!! *.*
Well... a couple of weeks rained!!!! (as it is today... Hmmmph)
I needed an image to make a card for a friend, who is our school cook. She works hard, behind the scenes in the kitchen, and I think we all seem to forget the 'important ones'!! :) We are lucky enough to be one of the few primary schools with cooked dinners and they are really scrummy too!
I'm entering this into
Paperplay - Anything goes

Tuesday, 3 August 2010

Just Inklined Hop Digi Winner!

Just popping in to say congratulations to.........................................................................................Angelique............... who has won the Garter image from Just Inklined, that I used on my blog hop projects yesterday! She said
my favorite color of this moment is pink, so i really love the card
the image is so cute
hugs angelique
Well done Angelique if you'd like to email she'll get your image to you x

Monday, 2 August 2010

Just Inklined Blog Hop!

Well here we are bright and early on a Monday morning, hop, hop, hopping! :)
Welcome to our blog hop at Just Inklined!
Grab a cuppa and a slice of toast, and if you've joined by kindly popping in to visit me...take a hop back to our host (and lovely boss lady! ^.^) Jak who is at the starting post. If you've just come from Karen then you're on the right track. We don't want you missing anything because we have images to be won along the way!
The theme that Jak chose for this hop is...Dots! Big dots, little dots, (no cardboard box today!! lol) dotty ribbon, dotty paper, gems, fact...anything dotty, so you may be seeing dots by the time you've finished! :) I have made a card and matching candle (my tutorial for putting digi's on candles is here ) for friends of mine who got married yesterday. Now, being a civil wedding I was beginning to wonder what image to use...but fear not!!! Along came Just Inklined to the rescue with the perfect image!! This image is called 'Garter' and is available to purchase from here ...that is unless YOU are the lucky person who leaves a comment on this post and wins it for FREE!!!!!!!!!!!
All there is for me to say now is...Thank you for hopping by and hope you enjoyed your stay. The next stop is the lovely Debbie, who is our Guest DT member for August, and I just know she'll have something wonderful to show you x

I am entering this into

Simon Says - Going Dotty

Paper Pretties - Glitter

Just Us Girls - Wedding

Challenge Up Your Life - Celebration

Anything Goes - Punches


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