Monday, 30 June 2008

Magnolia Summer Club Kit


So I didn't have time to play today but I had to stamp this new collection just to admire their detail. For anyone who hasn't ordered a club kit from Magnolia before these kits are fantastic value and this one worked out at £24.16 including shipping. Magnolia charge your credit card on despatch of the collection.

Here is the link to order future stamp kits.

Hugs,

BLOG CANDY ALERT

Jennifer at Phoenix Crafts has some fantastic blog candy on offer. Be sure to leave her a comment and a link to her blog to spread the word. Don't forget to check out her wonderful creations while you are there!

40% off High Hopes Stamps

The gorgeous new collection of High Hopes stamps are due to be released on Friday and Silly Monkey Crafts hope to have them in the next few weeks. They have reduced their wood-mounted High Hopes stamps by a massive 40%. These prices are too good to miss so head over to the shop and bag yourself a bargain.

Sunday, 29 June 2008









Today I received this fabulous award from Karin and Karen. It's a special award given to weblogs that catch your eye. Thank you so much ladies you have made my day and thank you for thinking of me. Update: Today 30/06/08 I also received this great award from the following very talented ladies - Michelle, Jeanette, Bev, Pati and Tiina. If you get the time please go and check out out their amazing blogs.. you won't be disappointed!

I would like to give this now to my friends, please check out their blogs as there work is so inspirational. It was so hard to pick 7 as there are so many other blogs I would love to award this to:

Heidi
Debbie
Rach
Lim
Marlene
Gill
Jakki


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 al least 7 other blogs.
4. Put links of those blogs on yours.
5. Leave a message on the blogs you've nominated.



p.s. I'm sorry if you read this before I've left a message for you as I've had a busy weekend and haven't had much time for blog hopping. x

Saturday, 28 June 2008

Fabulous Blog Candy

MichelleO - Stamps, Paper, Scissors and Donkey Smiles has some fantastic blog candy to offer one lucky winner so pop on over to see her and leave a comment. Don't forget to stop while you are there and check out her fantastic blog and amazing cards. Congratulations on reaching 10,000 so quickly Michelle!

My daughter Zoe and her friend Hannah's challenge is now underway. You have until Friday 11th July to join in. If your under 16 or you have children, friends or family who would love to join in please come on over to Crafty Monkey's for details... We have a great prize this week of a Magnolia stamp which has very kindly been donated by Jacqui - Cats Whiskers.

Please spread the word and help us get lots of children crafting. xx

Lizzie Anne Designs


Silly Monkey Crafts have some fab new stamps by Lizzie Anne Designs. Here is my card I used with the Latte cup. I've gone for an American style card today and sometimes you need to have a stamp which is more classic than cutesy. I loved these AMM Signature Accents too and they were ideal for stamping on and adding a little interest to my card.

Hope you all have a fab weekend and pop back soon for a chance to win some candy as i'm very near to hitting 10,000 hits!

Hugs,


I used one of the Accents on the back of my card to add my personalised stamp.

Card detail:
Stamps: Lizzie Anne Designs Latte Cup and Latte Saying
Medium: Prismacolour, Sansodor & Paper stumps
Paper: Bazzill, All My Memories Simply Sweet - Milkshake
Embellishments: AMM (All My Memories) Simple Sweet Signature Accents - Milkshake, Making Memories Button Brads, Ribbon free from a magazine.
Equipment: Wizard Die-cutter & Nestabilities

Wednesday, 25 June 2008

Penny Black Saturday Challenge


I made this card for this weeks Penny Black Challenge where the theme is Friendship. Thank you Fran for sending me this gorgeous PB image.
I have some very exiting news to share in that Craft Stampers magazine have asked me to do a 2-3 page article so I probably won't be posting much over the next two weeks while I work on my projects. I'll share them with you as soon as I can though.

Hugs,



Card detail:
Image: Penny Black
Medium: Prismacolour, Sansodor & Paper stumps and Sakura stardust pen
Paper: Basic Grey Sugared
Embellishments: Buttons, ribbon and blooms
Other Equipment: Sentiment was printed on my computer.

Tuesday, 24 June 2008

A Spoon Full of Sugar Challenge 5 - Checks Galore



Thank you to everyone who entered a card into our challenge last week over at A Spoon Full of Sugar. It has been so lovely to visit your blogs and see all your wonderful creations.

This weeks challenge is called Checks Galore. We would like you to make a card using any type of check paper, ribbon or brads, etc. Remember you need to use either a Sugar Nellie, Rachelle Anne Miller or Hanglar stamp.

We have some fantastic blog candy to send one randomly chosen winner this week, which Donna from Crafty Krafts has kindly donated.



I would like to thank the very talented Katharina as the inspiration for my design came from one of her fabulous Sketches (Sketch 9).

Card detail:
Stamp: Hanglar girl from Spring Club kit
Medium: Prismacolour, Sansodor & Paper stumps, Sakura stardust pen and Fruit punch Stickles
Paper: Green Pansy Toss by Susan Branch
Embellishments: Buttons, ribbon and blooms
Equipment: Wizard Machine, Nestabilities, Cuttlebug and Embossing Folder "Bloom Dots"


FANTASTIC MAIL DAY!

Thank you to my good friend Heidi for sending me this wonderful surprise of stamped images and other fabulous goodies... You have totally spoiled me and Zoe was so happy to have her first rubber stamp.
Thank you Karin for this wonderful blog candy. I love your gorgeous Tilda card and it is sitting proudly on my mantelpiece.
Thank you Jill for sending me these lovely Hamish stamps and they will certainly come in handy for the "A Spoon Full of Sugar" Challenges.

Thank you to Maria for so kindly sending a prize for Zoe and Hannah's new challenge blog "Crafty Monkeys" and for this gorgeous card.

Monday, 23 June 2008

Blog Candy Alert

My friend Justine has some fabulous blog candy to offer and she is very generously giving 4 lucky people the chance to win. Congratulations on reaching 4000 hits Justine.

Renee is celebrating reaching 2000 hits and has some wonderful candy to give away also.

Please check out these ladies wonderful work when you visit.

Saturday, 21 June 2008

Friday Sketchers - Magnolia Spring Club



Here is my card for this weeks fabulous sketch from Mumur over at Friday Sketchers. Hope you don't mind but I flipped the sketch. This cute little Tilda is from the Magnolia Spring Club Kit. Thank you to my friend Jakki for the Papilio Chair image. I would also like to thank Stephanie for the wonderful homemade button. As you can see I am still going through my bright phase but hope you like it.
Hugs,

Card detail:
Stamps: Tilda Magnolia Spring Club & Bench from Papilio
Medium: Prismacolour, Sansodor & Paper stumps, Sakura Stardust pen
Paper: Bazzill and DCWV "The Blossoms and Butterflies" Glitter and Foiled Stack
Embellishments: Bloom, Ribbon and homemade button


Friday, 20 June 2008

New Challenge Blog - For KIDS!




I have some exiting news to share... my daughter Zoe and her friend Hannah will be running a challenge blog just for kids - Crafty Monkey's. This will be especially for kids under the age of 16. The challenge will run every fortnight starting next Friday, 27th June around about tea time with some fab stamped images to be won. We hope that you will encourage your children to get crafty and come and join in the fun. If they do not have the appropriate stamps for a theme we welcome them to create their own designs. If you don't have a blog don't worry you can email us your cards.

I would be so grateful if you would help spread the word. x

Have a great weekend and it will probably be a couple of days before I post again as i've lost my Mojo! I'm hoping this will only be temporary :-)

Hugs,

Jacqueline's Blog Candy

Jacqueline has some very generous blog candy to give away to celebrate her blog reaching 10,000 hits. Pop over to see her wonderful creations and leave her a comment while your there.

Hugs,

Thursday, 19 June 2008

3 Challenges - Hanglar Flick Med Katt


WARNING: You may need your sunglasses to view this card!

This card is for 3 Challenges. I have followed the design from Friday Sketchers, I used bright paper for the theme "HOT" at Papertake Weekly Challenge and also included a cat for Thank God it's Friday. Out of every stamp I own this Hanglar girl holding kitty is my favourite and wait for it... shock horror... is the second time I have used it!

I just love these bright papers by K&Companny and you'll be seeing lots of cards from me using their Sweet Berry Range. I haven't put a sentiment on this card as sometimes I like to have a card handy to send to someone just to say "Hi".



Card detail:
Stamp: Hanglar's Flick Med Katt
Medium: Prismacolour, Sansodor & Paper stumps
Paper: K&Company Sweet Berry
Embellishments: Brads and Buttons



Just wanted to show you this gorgeous little ATC which Gill sent me with some images. Thanks you so much Gill and if you get time please go over and say hi to her as she has some wonderful creations.

Tuesday, 17 June 2008

Spoon Full of Sugar Challenge 4 - Occasions


Thank you to everyone who entered a card into our challenge last week over at A Spoon Full of Sugar. It has been so lovely to visit your blogs and see all your wonderful creations. This weeks challenge is to create a card for a special occasion. I hope you get the time to come over and join in.

Remember you can use any Sugar Nellie or Rachelle Anne Miller stamp.... and wait for it...Hanglars! Yes, with the announcement from Funky kits that they will soon be selling these cute little stamps we have decided to add these to our challenge too.

Again this week all cards entered will be in with a chance to win a stamp and this weeks stamp has been provided by the very generous Joanne.

I made this card for my Mum as she has a wedding to go to soon so offered to make her a personalised card. The sentiment was printed on my computer. I made the hearts by creating 3 different sized heart templates in card on my Cricut Expression. To get the frayed edges I layed the template onto my handmade paper then used a craft knife and in quick outward movements pulled at the paper all the way round the shape. I think this gave a really good effect. Hope you like it.



Card detail:
Stamp: Hanglar's from Spring Club kit
Medium: Prismacolour, Sansodor & Paper stumps, Sakura stardust pen and Fruit punch Stikles
Paper: PM Simply Elegant and Handmade paper from Michaels,
Equipment: Cricut Expression with George cartridge.

Friday, 13 June 2008

Papilio - I'm just a Skater girl....


Here is my entry into this weeks Cute Card Thursday Challenge. I am just loving these Papilio stamps and this stamp is great for teen cards. I didn't follow a sketch this week which is unusual for me so hope you like what I have thrown together.

Have a great weekend everyone.
Hugs,



Card details:
Stamp: Papilio Skater girl
Medium: Prismacolour, Sansodor & Paper stumps
Paper & Embellishment: Black Handmade paper - Costco (USA), All other paper and embellishments from Michaels.



I would like to thank my friend Karin for sending me and Zoe these wonderful cards today and stamped images. Big Hugs to you Karin x.

Wednesday, 11 June 2008

High Hopes - Ashley And Jan's Pillow Fun


I would just like to thank my friend Debbie for giving me the idea to make this Sleepover invitation card. Here is the tutorial I followed to make the Criss Cross Design. I have left the back of the card blank for now but this is where you would put the information for the sleepover event. I have used High Hopes Stamp Ashley and Jan's Pillow fun which you can find over at Silly Monkey Crafts. They have a great collection of my favourite stamps there.

This is the first time I have used Stickles and must admit I panicked when I applied it as it looked a gluey mess and I had to get my koi brush to even it out. By this stage I was getting annoyed with myself as thought I had ruined their wings but it did dry really nice and smooth - phew! I am still learning so much everyday.




Card details:
Stamp: High Hopes - Ashley And Jan's Pillow Fun
Medium: Prismacolour, Sansodor & Paper stumps & Stickles
Paper: Bazzill and lots of Cherry Arte Paper from the Kittylou Range.
Embellishments: Bloom and ribbon - Rebecca's Scrapbooking Stash, Brad & Heart Eyelet

I finished the back of the envelope off with my handmade stamp which covered over the join of the ribbon neatly.

Wow.. look what I got in the post today


Look at this wonderful folder which was sent to me today from Tina. Isn't it just gorgeous and packed with lots of yummy goodies. It was wrapped beautifully in tissue paper with a ribbon around (this is what my husband told me anyway as he eagerly opened it while I was out this morning at Mother and Toddler! (Tut tut!) Thank you so much Tina... I love it!

I will be back later with a DT project for Silly Monkey Crafts.

Hugs,

Tuesday, 10 June 2008

A Spoon Full of Sugar Challenge 3


Thank you to everyone who entered a card into our challenge last week over at A Spoon Full of Sugar. It has been so lovely to visit your blogs and see all your wonderful creations. This weeks challenge is to create a card using the rules 3-2-1. 3 Brads or buttons, 2 Patterned Papers & 1 Flower. I hope you get the time to come over and join in. Remember you can used any Sugar Nellie or Rachelle Anne Miller stamp.

Again this week all cards entered will be in with a chance to win the gorgeous new stamp Sweet Art Ebony "Picking Apples" which has been provided by the very generous Deb.



Card detail:
Stamp: Sugar Nellie Little Cotton Rabbits
Medium: Prismacolour, Sansodor & Paper stumps
Paper: DCWV
Embellishments: Ribbon Label by Making Memories, Flower, brads and Ribbon from Rebecca's May Scrapbooking stash, button (ELC), red cotton
Equipment: Wizard Die Cutter, Nestabilities, Sewing Machine

Sunday, 8 June 2008

Friday Sketchers - Papilio "Lida in the Garden"


Couldn't wait to play with these gorgeous Papilio stamps from Hobby Norge in Norway. The service from this company was excellent. I ordered these stamps Wednesday and they arrived yesterday. These girls are just the cutest. Don't get me wrong I love Hanglar and Magnolia stamps as you know but just look at her darling face. This card has been made for this weeks Friday Sketchers Challenge. Thank you for the great sketch Kimmie.

Card details:
Stamps: Papilio "Lida in the Garden"
Medium: Prismacolour, Sansodor & Paper stumps & Sakura Stardust pen watercoloured for added sparkle.
Paper: Bazzill & Basic Grey Sugared
Embellishments: Buttons - Panduro, Flowers from Rebecca's Scrapbooking May kit & Brad. The gorgeous little heart button is handmade by my friend St├ęphanie.

I have one of these stamps to give away in my blog candy which I will be running very soon. x

Friday, 6 June 2008

Gift Bag - High Hopes School Girl and School Bus


I made this little gift bag for my daughter's teacher after being inspired by my friend Heidi's gift bags which she made for her blog candy. You can find a tutorial here. I designed my bag on my Cricut and have stuck the front and back panels to a paper bag. You know I love these cute High Hopes stamps and you can find a great selection over at Silly Monkey Crafts.

Bag details:
Stamps: High Hopes School Girl and School Bus
Medium: Prismacolour, Sansodor & Paper stumps & Sakura Stardust pen for added sparkle on the window's.
Paper: Bazzill
Embellishments: Making Memories Button Brads & Doodlebug Gingham Ribbon - Blue Jean/Swimming Pool.
Equipment: Cuttlebug, Cuttlebug Embossing Folder, Cricut Expression with George and Basic Shapes Cartridge

Have a great weekend everyone and I hope the sun is shining where you are.
Hugs,