Tuesday, 29 July 2008

Another Fab Award!

I've been nominated for another award from Holly and Tracy, thank you so much girls! It's really lovely you thought of me for this, merci beaucoup!!! It's called the Wylde Women Award and the aim is to send love and acknowledgment to women who brighten your day, teach you new things and live their lives fully with generosity and joy. Thanks for a great award, I'm thrilled to know I qualify for this! (Sorry can't put a pic of the award on this post as ordi is having a bad day - oops!)

Fab Blog Candy!!!

Just been doing a bit of blogging (as you do when you're on holiday), and found some fab blog candy up for grabs! The first is at Jacqui's blog where she is celebrating 10,000 hits! Congrats to Jacqui on her blog success! The second candy is kindly offered by Bev who is celebrating her 10,000 plus hits, in fact she's almost reached 20,000 WOW!!! Good Luck!

Saturday, 26 July 2008

My friend's wedding!

Just a couple of words cos my hubby thinks I'm packing! We're leaving at 4am in the morning and travelling back to the UK to see family and friends for the hols! Whilst I'm in the UK my friend is getting married, and I just managed make a wedding card in time! Here it is...

The image is from Pink Petticoat, I also used my Cuttlebug to emboss the background. Anyway, better go as I'm getting told off!!! Speak to you all soon x

Friday, 25 July 2008


Not been blogging for a bit as not been around much, but as I'm now on my hols I thought I'd have a bit of a blogging session. Alas I didn't get very far but that's another story, but I did drop into Tracy's blog where I found I had been nominated for an award! Thanks Tracy, I don't get many people visiting my blog but I know you pop in now and again so thought it was nice of you to think of me. I really need to make more time for myself, and put some interesting stuff on my blog! I promise to try better as soon as I come back from the UK (off to visit family & friends soon)! Anyway, here's the rules of the award.

1. Only 5 people allowed.

2. 4 have to be dedicated followers of your blog

3. one has to be someone new or recently new to your blog and live in another part of the world.

4. you must link back to whoever gave you the award. Quite simple really it is a way of saying thank you to those who take time out for wonderful comments to boost your day.

I have dedicated this award to.....






Some people may already have this award but I'm awarding it again to thank them for taking the time to visit my blog!

Wednesday, 16 July 2008

What a lovely surprise!

Hello! Got back from London late last night after a very, very long drive in a minibus! And this morning I got a lovely surprise in the post, a beautiful wallet card filled with LOADS of Tilda images from Tracy (Ellabella)! Thank you so much Tracy, it was an unexpected but fab surprise! As I'm on holiday as from Saturday I'll have to try a few cards!!!

Sunday, 6 July 2008

Bye Bye - Off to London!

Well just wanted to say bye for now, I'm off to London tomorrow for work! I'll be back in just over a week so will fill you in on all the sights etc! Well off to bed now as getting up at 4am (ouch!!!), a bientôt!

More Blog Candy!

Just came across some more fab blogs whilst doing a bit of blogging! There are so many generous people out there offering blog candy! Jennifer at Phoenix Crafts is offering a whole load of goodies including Magnolia stuff and Emma at Elf is kindly offering a £10 voucher for Poppicrafts! All you need to do now is go check out their fab blogs! C'est beau le monde de Blogging!

NEW ABC-Challenge Blog!

I discovered yesterday that there's a new challenge blog called ABC Challenge, and they've got some great candy for their first challenge. For the first week of this challenge blog the theme is animals, and seeing as I love our little furry friends I thought I'd have a go! I've gone with Penny Black (any excuse to use my new stamps), they really know how to do cute animals! So here is my card:

This is what I used:

- Penny Black Stamp "Bunny Kiss" coloured with w/c paints
- Adore Die Cut (Three bugs in a rug) I added faux stitching
- Dotted paper (PM Colossal Pack Brights)
- Green velour paper (Elco)
- Brad, ribbon, glitter etc from stash
- Borders & flowers are doodled

I wanted to add ribbon on bottom (tied between eyelets) but it didn't turn out the way I wanted it to!

Saturday, 5 July 2008

Friday Sketchers #9 & Cute Card Thursday #17

This is a combined Challenge as time is tight this week, hope this is ok?! The theme on Cute Card Thursday Challenge Blog this week is "The Great Outdoors" so I went with a garden theme, and I followed the sketch from this weeks Friday Sketchers Blog.

The image was sent to me from Tracy, it's from Sugar Nellie (I think), she's really cute! I coloured her with my BARGAIN OF THE WEEK, a set of watercolour paints I bought from Aldi today for 1,99 Euros! They're lovely to paint with, can't go wrong at that price!!! The paper is from Dovecraft, grosgrain ribbon from Poppy Crafts, gems from Paper Mania and the little butterfly charm was from my stash. Sentiment from Woodware (I know, AGAIN you say, but they're just the right size to fit into a corner).

This is a close up of the little charm, I've had these for ages and never used them until now!

Bunny-Zoe's Blog Candy Giveaway!

Bunny-Zoe is celebrating her 10,000 hits by giving away some FAB blog candy! But be quick as the draw takes place on the 7th of July! Good Luck!!!

Penny Black Saturday Challenge - Brads & Buttons

Ok this week the challenge is to create something which includes a Penny Black stamp (of course) and brads, buttons or both. This one was right up my street as I love buttons and have a little stash of brads so no problems there! I went for a red, white and blue theme (kind of links with yesterday's celebrations in the US although not intentional). I bought the stamp recently and think it's really cute, so versatile! This is what I came up with:

This is what I used:

-Penny Black stamp "Arrangement" coloured with w/c pencils
-Sentiment Woodware Tiny Phrases (I love these little stamps)
-Red Spotted Paper from Dovecraft
-Die Cut flowers (from Katy)
-Spotted Brad from Dovecraft
-Button, ribbon, mini flower brads etc from stash

I used the same stamp for a similar card, but changed the colour scheme so it gives a much softer effect:

The sentiment is from the same set as above and I added some card I ran through my Cuttlebug (Embossing Folder Perfectly Paisley).

Friday, 4 July 2008

Lorraine's Birthday Blog Candy

Lorraine at Scrap Metals Retreat will be celebrating her Birthday on the 29th of July! She is kindly offering some fab blog candy to one lucky person; check out her blog which is full of imagination and creativity!


Hi all! I received an award this week from two lovely blogging friends, Tracy and Holly!!! Thanks so much for thinking of me girls! I don't have many awards so this is a lovely surprise! Thanks x

I'd like to nominate the following people for this award (I've only nomitated 5 so hope it's not cheating too much):


The rules for this award:1. The winner can put the logo on her blog.2. Link the person you received your award from.3. Nominate at least 7 other blogs.4. Put links of those blogs on yours.5. Leave a message on the blogs of the girls (or boys) you've nominated.

Tuesday, 1 July 2008

Tilda & Co Challenge - Sketch

Just a quick visit to my blog today! The sun is shining and it's HOT!!! Perfect weather to do nothing and sit in the garden but alas I have to go to work! This week's Tilda & Co Sunday Challenge was based on a sketch. So here's my adaption:

I used:

-Sitting Tilda & heart images (Magnolia) coloured with w/c pencils & chalks
-Background paper is from K & Co
-Ribbon from Artemio, Edinburg Collection
-Button & Gems from stash
-Sentiment stamp from Woodware "Tiny Phrases"