Sunday, 30 December 2012

Favourite Five of 2012

Hi peeps! I hope you're enjoying the festive season this year... not long now and it'll all be over with! My tree is starting to look a little dry and sad... it only has to last one more day!

Well as I was on my travels in blogland I popped by Debby's blog and saw she'd chosen her Favourite Five of 2012... and very lovely they are too. She has some lovely candy on her blog for those who'd like to share their favourites from 2012... so here's my Favourite Five of 2012...

This was my guest design project for Little Miss Muffet Stamps... I love the bright colours and of course the flying horse ;) You can find the post HERE

I just love the simplcity and beauty of the flower, and of course the message. You can find the post HERE

This little garden scene from Digi Stamp Boutique is just so cute. You can find the post HERE

Adorable image from Di's Digi Downloads, and I love the vibrant colours and layout. You can find the post HERE

I like the peacefulness and delicate feel this card has. You can find the post HERE

Well, I have to say it was hard to chose my faves but this little lot just about sums it up for me in 2012! Thank you so much for all your kind comments and friendship, not to mention your wonderful blogs, without which crafting wouldn't be half as much fun! Have a wonderful New Year's Eve and I would just like to wish you all a very Happy New Year for 2013!

Thursday, 27 December 2012

Quick and Simple Christmas Cards

Hi peeps! I hope you all had a lovely Christmas... for me the day just flew by! I was busy preparing Christmas dinner in the morning, but I spent the evening in my new fleece pyjamas in front of the TV... the Royal family Christmas was a hoot! Oh and Santa was very good to me... I only got one crafty present but it was a good one... a set of 24 Letraset Tria markers! I love them already!

There's been slim pickings where my cards are concerned lately, I only did a handful of Christmas cards... but I have started early for 2013 and have done some simple cards using my rather neglected Penny Black stamps... 

I'm really liking the uncluttered approach at the moment, less is definately more! I just love colouring and so these quick cards are a joy to do! Pity I didn't get my act together before Christmas! I may be back with more before New Year! Watch this space! Thanks for visiting! xx

I'd like to enter the challenge at:
Penny Black & More @ Allsorts - It's Your Choice
I Love Promarkers - Anything but Square
Charisma Cardz Challenge - Anything Goes

Stamps - Penny Black
Colouring - Promarkers

Saturday, 22 December 2012

Christmas Bling

Well not long now folks! I got my turkey yesterday... not that I'll be eating any of it, I'm veggie! But I won't afflict my MDF (that's what my dad calls my veggie alternatives to meat) on everyone... so turkey it is ;)

It's all about Christmas at Di's Digi Designs Challenge this fortnight... how easy is that?! Why not join us with a Christmas creation, you could win a fab prize from our sponsor Ribbon Carousel. Pop by the challenge blog to see details and be inspired by my DT buddies!

For my card I've used this cute digi stamp from Di's Digi Downloads called To Both Of You, coloured with Promarkers. The papers are Dovecraft, Fancy Christmas.

This may be my last post before Christmas, so I'd just like to wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year 2013! Thanks for all you support and comments this year! I hope Santa will be good to you all ;) xx

Tuesday, 18 December 2012


Good morning friends! Today is my first challenge as a Design Team member at Passion For Promarkers and we have a fabulous challenge for you! This month we are launching our special  Mega Christmas challenge which started on Dec 4th runs for a whole month and ends on January 1st. The theme is really easy... "Include the word HAPPY in your sentiment"... here's my card...
I thought this image was just perfect for my friend... it really looks like her! And it's perfect for getting into the party spirit!
We have some fabulous sponsors this month... check this lot out:
Michele R Designs available at Whimsy Designs

Pop across to the Passion For Promarkers blog, you'll find all the prize details and some fabulous creations from the other DT girls! 
Thanks for taking the time to pop by my blog today!

Colouring - Promarkers/Flexmarkers
Paper - K & Company

Saturday, 15 December 2012

Christmas is coming! Bah Humbug...

Yep, not long now folks! But do you know I just don't feel at all christmassy this year... 2012 hasn't been the greatest of years for me so I'll be happy to see the back of it to be honest. And I won't be spending Christmas with my family this year, so I'm just not in a very festive mood :( Hence my lack of Christmas projects on my blog... but here's a little card anyway...
I'm not all bah humbug though... here's a picture of my front room, complete with Christmas tree and crib (and can you spot the Roses chocolates... none left now and it's not even Christmas yet)! The picture was taken before the cat started to eat the (artificial) tree...
Well hope you all have a lovely weekend... and are feeling the Christmas spirit more than me!

Challenges I'm entering:
Lili's Little Fairies Challenge - Something New (My snowflake charm)
By the Cute & Girly - Red, White & Blue
Cute Card Thursday - So Charming

Rubber Stamp: Lili of the Valley
Colouring Pencils
Paper: K & Company

Monday, 10 December 2012

Merry Christmas from Cupcake!

Before I get started on today's challenge over at Cupcake, I just want to say I'm so pleased James won X Factor... another great North East talent! Jahmene was fab too, but James was my fave! Congratulations James!!!
Ok, our challenge this week at Cupcake Craft Challenge is a real easy one... our lovely Sari has chosen "MERRY CHRISTMAS" !!! I don't think that needs any explaining really, does it?

We are sponsored by Bugaboo Stamps, who kindly supplied the super cute reindeer image I've used on my card, and they are giving away 7 digi stamps to one lucky random winner! We also have The Pretty Little Ribbon Shop sponsoring us, with a fabulous satin ribbon pack as the prize! So if you're like me and haven't done all your Christmas cards yet, then please join us this week and you could be winning one of these super prizes!

Pop by the Cupcake blog and leave some love for the DT girls... they've worked hard all year to create inspirational projects! It's been a pleasure working with you all this year girls! And not forgetting our lovely Cupcake mummy, Faye, who has worked tirelessly to keep Cupcake up with the best of the challenge blogs!!! Thanks for all your support Faye! Finally, thanks to all the crafters who join in with our challenge week in, week out!

Reindeer Digi Stamp - Bugaboo Stamps
Ribbon - Joanna Sheen
Sentiment Stamp - Artemio

Saturday, 8 December 2012

Finally... A Christmas Project!

Hello! Wow isn't it flippin freezing at the minute... and set to get colder!!! I'll be snuggling up for a night in front of the TV tonight... James to win X Factor final! Anyway, for my post today I finally have a Christmas project to share with you... we have a new challenge at Di's Digi Design Challenge today... "Anything but a card - Christmas", here's my tag...
I've used the adorable Santa image from Di's Digi Downloads... he's just so jolly!
This week we're lucky to be sponsored by Robyn's Fetish who are supplying a super prize for one lucky random winner, and if you use one of Di's images, you could win some digi stamps from Di's Digi Downloads! Pop by the challenge blog for all the details and while you're there take a peek at the other super projects my DT buddies have come up with! Have a lovely weekend and thanks for dropping by today!

Colouring - Promarkers

Tuesday, 4 December 2012

Another Notebook

Hello... are you all organised for Christmas then? I really need to get my act together... something I say every year! I looked back on the last few blog posts I've done, and there's not a single Christmas card amongst them. Bad me!
So, not to break recent tradition, I have another non-Christmas themed creation for you today, and it's another notebook! It's my mam's Birthday today... so I've made this for her... handy for doing the shopping list ;) It's not a card, I just thought I try something a little different for me, hope you like it!

Take care, especially if you have snow where you live!

I'm entering:
Mo's Challenge blog - Fave Colour Combo (I love rich reds at this time of year)

Digital Stamp - This is by Mo Manning, I don't know the name, sorry
Colouring - Promarkers