Monday, December 28, 2009

Hi there some advice please to slice or not to slice!

Hi there I am nearing my birthday and will get some money to spend. I am considering buying a Slice machine as it is small and I like the cartridges that come with it. Can anyone recommend it? I don't really want to splash out on a cricut as the cartridges are more expensive and the craft robo just looks like too much flaff. Any advice warmly received. Hugs Pascale x

Saturday, December 26, 2009

Hi there Passion for Promarkers challenge

This is for the Passion for Promarker challenge which is anything but a card with a christmas or New Year theme. I made these decs for the tree. I used MME christmas papers and the stamps are Whiff of Joy and Sugar Nellie. I used my promarkers to colour in and I sprayed with Crafters companion glitter spray gold to make them more festive. The die I used is the Nellies oval die. These are gorgeous dies to use on your projects. I have left photos of three individual decorations below so have a scroll down to see in more detail.

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Wishing each and everyone of you a very Happy Christmas!

Hi there to all my blogging friends and followers. I want to thank you all for your support and encouragement in 2009 and to wish you all a very Merry and Happy Christmas and a Blissful 2010!!!!
All done now and just waiting for Santa on his sleigh xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

On the fourth day of Christmas..... Sketch #4

Hi there well I have had my mum up today so I have been busy entertaining her. She has gone back to West Sussex now but is coming back to see us boxing day. I had a bit of time late this afternoon to make this card as the kids popped out to enjoy the end of the snow.

The card is for the TGF twelve days of christmas sketch challenge . I used the new Miss Anya love stamps for this. This one is so funky and I am loving this collection. I think it is my favourite Miss Anya collection to date. I used promarkers to colour and the papers are K&co. I hope you like the colour combo as much as I do.

Monday, December 21, 2009

Just Magnolia - Mina's sketch

Hello well finally got back on the computer. My nine year old has taken it over LOL x I made this card on Saturday for the Just Magnolia challenge but amidst the mayhem that is christmas I have just got around to blogging it.

I used cosmo cricket papers and she is coloured with copics and promarkers. The tilda is from the new winter collection which I think is really lovely. I had heard some bad reports about it so was cautious about receiving it. I think the kit is really versitile for a number of occasions and I love it!

A big thank you and 12 Days of sketches

Hello I just want to say that Georgina is extremely grateful to all of you who have visited her blog and left comments and chosen to follow her. She was jumping with excitement this morning.

I have made this card for the 12 days of sketches challenge over at The Greeting Farm blog . I used promarkers and prismas to colour and I used K & co papers all images and the sentiment are from The Greeting Farm .

If you are an Greeting Farm Fan you must check this challenge out the prize is superb.

Sunday, December 20, 2009

Hello I have created a blog for Georgina

Hello just a quickie following seeing Sydney's blog today i have created a blog for Georgina . Georgina is my nine year old daughter who loves crafting as much as her mummy does. Please hop on over and give her your support. I am sure she will be posting lots of stuff on it. Thanks for your continued support x

Winter Wonderland - Happy New Year

Woo Hoo it will be christmas this week. Only 5 sleeps according to the advent calendars opened today. My eldest daughter jumped on top of me in bed and kindly let me know LOL x I am so excited as it is such a wonderful time of year.

Well over at Winter Wonderland this week we have a fantastic challenge and prize. We want you to make a New Years card. We are sponsered by Instyle stamps who are giving away four images to the winner. Check out their website there are some cool images availble.

I have used my new Winter collection Magnolia stamps that came this week. I used the piano, wine glass and this super Tilda don't you just love the high heels. I used prismacolours to colour the dress and the rest is coloured with copics and promarkers. I used some sparkle pen too. I used celebrate as my sentiment as this is what I do at new Years and the letters are cosmo cricket. The papers are doodlebug and from my stash. I used some ribbon from the stash and my Martha Stewart punch too.

Wishing you all a happy christmas and New Year and many thanks for all your support and wonderful comments this year. I will be back before christmas for sure so see you then x

Saturday, December 19, 2009

On the second day of christmas TGF sent to me .....

sketch no.2 by Mercy!!!!

Hi there the sketch today at the twelve days of sketches over at The Greeting Farm blog is by Mercy and its a super sketch. I have made this card using my Library mouse stamp He is just so cute. He makes me smile so much. I coloured him with prisma colours and I used K and Co papers. I used a Martha stewart punch. I added some famous names of political theorists and politicians who have written books to the books ends and my sentiment is computer generated. Gorgeous sketch to work with Mercy thank you x

Friday, December 18, 2009

12 days of Sketches - Sketch one

What a week I have watched my beautiful children in their nativity. My baby girl was a sheep, my eldest son an african and my eldest daughter was mum and she sung in a group song. I am not allowed to publish photos in public forums so sorry I cannot share with you all :( I also had a teary moment today when my gorgeous eldest daughter had to sing in the school church service she was part of the gospel choir. AMAZING performance.

I have entered the fab contest over at The Greeting Farms blog go over now it is a must do! The prize is awesome and we get a sketch to follow everyday for the next twelve. This is Cindy Haffners sketch.

I used my Marina Neira image and sentiment that I received as a part of my prize for a recent blog hop. It is adorable!

The papers are basic grey and the embellishments are from my stash.

Sunday, December 13, 2009

Winter Wonderland DT cards - Nativity

Hello what a busy weekend I have had. I had to take my youngest daughter to a birthday party yesterday. Today we went to see my Dad who is up from Cornwall. We went to a really lovely carvery for lunch.

Okay this week we are asking you to make a card or project using the theme Nativity over at Winter Wonderland . We are sponsered by Regina from the Cutting Cafe who is offering 3 of her wonderful digi sets.

I have been a little greedy as I made two cards as I couldn't decide whether to go cute or classical.

Image - High hopes stamps
papers - cosmo cricket
medium - promarkers and copics
Punch - Martha stewart
Embellishments - gems and ribbon from stash

Image - Stamps away
punch - Martha stewart
Papers - boutique papermania
Embellishments - from stash

Sunday, December 06, 2009

Dotties World - You're a Star!

Hi third post today already I must have lots of time on my hands. I have made this card for Dotties World challenge . I have used the new boy images again. The challenge is to use a star somewhere on your project. I used the star as the background for the image.

To see what I used to make the rest of the project look under the photograph. Thanks for stopping by today I really appreciate you taking the time x


Image - digi image from Charmed cards and crafts
Embossing folder from Cuttlebug
Medium - Prismacolours and skin is copics
Papers - Basic Grey

Sketch Saturday meets Anyone for Anya

Just had to get those Chibi digis out again. I am adoring them they are just so fun and cute.
I have used them for one card that I am entering into two challenges. I am using them for the sketch Saturday challenge which is to use Jeanettes fab sketch and for Anyone for Anya challenge which is an open theme.
I made a little scene and added my Chibi shopping from The Greeting Farm and some flowers and a quote.


Background Stamp - Papermania
Image - Chibi shopping digi image from The Greeting Farm
Sentiment - from Computer
Flowers - Prima
Buttons - Woodware
Papers - MME and Basic Grey
Ribbon and Jute - From Stash

Winter Wonderland DT- Ho Ho Ho!!!

Good morning to you all I think it is another day in cardmaking. The weather is atrocious it has not stopped raining all weekend here in London. It is very chilly too. I have been helping the kids write their christmas cards for their friends and teachers and I have a big pile to put in the postbox. Then I have to think about the people I will be giving my cards too.

Okay this week we have a great challenge over at Winter Wonderland . The theme is Ho Ho Ho as always interpret this as you wish. My card is a little bit cheeky. I went with the humour aspect of Ho Ho Ho! To see what I used check out the materials list under the photo. Pop over to the blog for some marvellous inspiration.


Digi stamp - charmed cards and crafts
papers - My minds eye
medium - copics and promarkers
sentiment stamp - The Greeting Farm

Saturday, December 05, 2009

Two challenges and two cards

Hello I have made two cards today for two challenges. I made a card for The sugar bowl challenge and a card for the Fresh Farm Friday challenge over at The Greeting Farm blog .

The card for the Fresh Farm Friday challenge is made using one of my many prizes I won on their blog hop. I used chibi Punk she is a digi image and my favourite Chibi. They have a colour challenge to use chocolate chip, kiwi breeze,baja breeze and whisper white or those colours you have closest to these. I used colours I have closest to these. The papers are Basic Grey and the image is coloured with promarkers and Prismacolours. I used ribbon and card stock from my stash. The greeting is a rub on.

The card for the sugar bowl is made using the fabby sketch and the include option which is your favourite colour. I included black hair, shrug and stitching. I used Leanne Ellis image which is one of my favourite sugar nellie images. I used MME papers my currrent favourite papers. I used some templates to create the different shapes to the layers. The image is coloured with prismacolours and the skin is promarkers and copics.

Friday, December 04, 2009

Woo Hoo!!!!!! I won the TGF blog hop giveaway!!!

OMG I am just the happiest woman in blogland today. Yes it takes very little to make me happy!!! I won the December releases on The Greeting Farm blog hop. They are just so gorgeous and I cannot wait to get them so I can have a good play. Hop over to the shop and take a look at them for yourselves!!!! I cannot wait to add them to my collection.

Wednesday, December 02, 2009

If you need to be cheered up pop over to Club Anya!!!

I just saw this on Club Anya Hop over and take a look as it is such a giggle. It is the TGF Galleria 12 days of christmas. My card is day 6 I am so chuffed! Hope you are all having a festive day. I am preparing for the christmas tree decorating!!!! Thanks for stopping by x

Tuesday, December 01, 2009

Sketch Saturday

Hello I am so tired my little baby boy is better but his big brother is now very poorly. Last night he awoke to tell a man who was not there to "go away" and "stop doing that I don't like you". I told him no one was there but he said "yes they are, there look!" Well his tempreture was sky high and this morning he had runny poo so I took him to the docter and he said it is gastric virus. He seems a bit better now. Could be swine flu but I am not going to give him Tamiflu as I think the side effects are as dangerous as the disease.

I made this card yesterday for the Sketch Saturday challenge and just photographed it. To see what i used to make the card look under the photo. Thanks for taking the time to stop by and look at my cards I really appreciate it x


Stamps - Image Whiff of Joy, Sentiment Paperartsy
Medium - Promarkers
Papers - MME
Embellishments - from Stash
Punch - Martha Stewart