Thursday, 31 July 2008

Happy Mail

Thank you for all your congratulations and messages you left for me. I am coming back down to earth today but don't think I will believe the news until my first dt kit arrives.

I just popped on to show you these wonderful cards I received in the last couple of days. The first is from Heather and was such a a lovely surprise as it was a RAK and totally unexpected. She also sent me some images including some Rackle. Thank you so much Heather and your colouring is just awesome. If you get a chance pop on over to her blog as she is a DT for Scrapmagasinet which have just started a challenge blog using these fun characters.

My second gorgeous card is from my dear friend Agnes. Agnes and her talented little daughter Sanne also sent a wonderful package to Zoe. Thank you both for your friendship and kindness.

Back tomorrow to show you a little something I made for another of Zoe's talented little friends but she hasn't received it yet so I don't want to spoil her surprise.

On another note if you have just received this months (September) issue of Craft Stamper Magazine check out the last page for the Sneak Peak of what's coming next month. Hhhhmmmm I wonder who could have made the High Hopes stretch bookmark with the name Zoe on it? lol! Here is a peek!

Also my very talented mate Marlene has an article in this issue using the cute Ebony stamps. Be sure to check it out! You can even see a glimpse of her article here.

Have a great evening,


Wednesday, 30 July 2008

Bursting with excitement!

I'm on top of the world today and my head is spinning! Last night I received an email from Tina and Crissy from High Hopes asking me to join their fabulous design team. I can't explain how i'm feeling today and my husband thought I was crazy when I was bouncing around the house at half past midnight when he returned home from his late shift!

I think you all know how crazy I am about these fabulous stamps and am sure you can see my love for the characters in my work.

Thank you so much again for this wonderful opportunity!

If you get a chance please check out the fabulous creations from my team members. I would also like to congratulate Heidi who was also asked to join the team last night.

SCS Gallery Anna

SCS Gallery Crissy
SCS Gallery Heidi
SCS Gallery Ila
SCS Gallery Inge
SCS Gallery Jeanne
SCS Gallery Julie
SCS Gallery Katharina
SCS Gallery Kim
SCS Gallery Michelle
SCS Gallery Nikki
SCS Gallery Sherry
SCS Gallery Tina
Ying Pang's blog

Thank you for listening to me share my exciting news with you.
Have a great day!

Tuesday, 29 July 2008

A Spoonful of Sugar Challenge - Animals

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.

For this weeks challenge we would love you to make a card with an animal somewhere in the design.

Remember you can use Sugar Nellie, Sarah Kay, Rachelle Anne Miller, Hanglar or High Hopes stamps in your work.

We have one of the new release High Hopes stamps "Henry the great" to send to one randomly chosen winner this week. The stamp has very kindly been donated by Bryony from Silly Monkey Crafts. Silly Monkey Crafts have the Sarah Kay stamps in stock and also lots of the new High Hope releases.

I decided for this weeks challenge I would make another of the image folders using Moni's fabulous tutorial. I did alter the sizings for this one so it is not as wide as the previous one I made. This one is made using a piece of card stock 6.5" x 12". The cute High Hopes image was very kindly sent to me from my friend Jakki. I have stuck the image down using craft foam pads to make it pop slightly. I am really pleased with how this turned out and and think the colour combination worked well. Hope you like it!

Have a great week.

Folder details:
Stamps: High Hopes Lg. Fluffy Ewenice
Medium: Prismacolor, Sansodor & Paper stumps and Sakura Stardust pen.
Ink: Stazon and VersaMagic Spanish Olive
Paper: Various Bazzill and K&Company Berry Sweet
Embellishments: Buttons and ribbon - Rebecca's Scrapbooking Stash
Equipment: Martha Stewart Dolly Lace punch and ScorPalm, Sentiment printed from Word.

Monday, 28 July 2008

Blog Candy Alert

Jacqui is celebrating 10,000 hits with some very generous blog candy which includes two Rachelle Anne Miller stamps. Pop on over and enter and while your there don't forget to have a good look around at her fabulous creations.

Thought you mike like to see this picture of Danni. I took her and Zoe to the hairdresser this afternoon and couldn't help but laugh.... Danni fell asleep half way through her cut! It was so funny as I had to hold her head up for the hairdresser while she sat there with her mouth open catching flies!

I would also like to thank my blogging friends Jeanette, Tina and Jacqueline for passing the Wylde Woman Award to me and for making my day! I have already received this award before but would like to pass on this award to any of my blogging friends who haven't received it yet as a thank you for your visits and wonderful comments.

See you tomorrow with my challenge card.

Have a great evening,

Thursday, 24 July 2008

New High Hopes stamps

The girls had a great day out today with Nanny and Grandad which gave me a little time to play with some of the fish characters from the High Hopes new releases. I made this card for the girls to give to their Nanny when we go to visit her next week. We are going to Plymouth's National Marine Aquarium so these stamps were just perfect. All stamps are available to buy from Silly Monkey Crafts.

Can't wait to make some more cards with these fun characters.


Card detail:
Stamps: High Hopes - Olivia, Edgar Eel, Findley and Dolly Dolphin
Medium: Prismacolor, Sansodor & Paper stumps, Sakura Stardust and Stickles
Paper: Karen Foster "Bubbles", Bazzill, SU Only Orange Card Stock (All SU products can be purchased through myself)
Embellishments: Doodlebug ABC's (Swimming Pool)
Equipment: Cricut Expression and George Cartridge

Happy Friday!

Yeah, I've just been onto the Mother and Daughters creation challenge to check out this weeks challenge to see I won all these wonderful goodies for my entry in last weeks challenge.

It's the Wylde Women award
I have also received this very cool new award today from my talented blogging friends Dawny, Rach, Karin, Tracy, Mumur, Holly, Mel, Moni and Camilla. Thank you so much! If you haven't visited them before hop on over for oodles of inspiration. I haven't added you to my list below but would have passed this to all of you!

The rules of this award are:

1. You can give it to one or one hundred or any number in between - it's up to you. Make sure you link to their site in your post.2. Link back to this blogsite so Tammy can go visit all these wonderful women.and remember the Purpose of the Award: To send love and acknowledgment to women who brighten your day, teach you new things and live their lives fully with generosity and joy. This is really tricky and I have a huge list to pass this to:

I am sorry if I have missed any of my friends out and I could have seriously written 100 names down without even trying! I probably won't get round to telling you all this evening now as it's getting late.

Have a great weekend,

Wednesday, 23 July 2008

Ok, i'm blushing... I have today received these great awards. The first was from Christine and the gold card from Maria and Stacey, Gill, Lolo, and Trina. Thanks you so much for thinking of me and you have really have all made my day.

I have already given out this award this week so I would like to dedicate these awards to all my friends and visitors and thank you for all wonderful comments that you leave me.

Have a lovely evening and I hope to be back in the next couple of days with my DT card as I received some gorgeous HH stamps from the new collection today to play with.

Tuesday, 22 July 2008

A Spoon Full of Sugar Challenge

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 week we have this fabulous sketch for you to follow from the very talented Katharina. Remember you can use Sugar Nellie, Sarah Kay, Rachelle Anne Miller, Hanglar or High Hopes stamps in your work.

This week we have a Sugar Nellie "Baby Millie" Stamp to send one randomly chosen winner. This prize has been very kindly donated by Lim.

Zoe finishes school today for just over 6 weeks so I will be slowing down for Summer so we can have fun with the girls. I will still be posting but will limit this to two pieces of work each week. I will still be around to visit my blogging friends and leave comments. I probably won't get back to normal until early October depending on how quickly Danni settles into Nursery. I am really dreading her starting as I know once they start school the years then seem to fly by and I can't believe Zoe will be starting Year 4 in September.

Have a great week.

Card detail:
Stamps: Hanglar BaskerhÄngla & SU Sealed with a Kiss
Medium: Prismacolor, Sansodor & Paper stumps.
Ink: Memories and SU Tempting Turquoise
Paper: Stampin' UP Bold Brights Card Stock - Orchid Opulence & Gable Green, BG Euphoria.
Embellishment: PM Adhesive Pearls, Buttons - BG Euphoria, String dyed using SU Tempting Turquoise, Ribbon and Bloom - Rebecca's Scrapbooking kit.
Equipment: Wizard, Nestabilities

If you are interested in buying SU products please email me.

Monday, 21 July 2008

Fab new award

I today received this fabulous new award from Debbie and Tracie. Thank you so much and you know how much I love your creations and visiting your blogs.

The rules of this 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 thankyou to those who take time out for wonderful comments to boost your day.okay Here's the ladies I have dedicated this award to.....


Have a great evening.

Sunday, 20 July 2008

Blog Candy Alert

Maria is celebrating reaching 3000 hits with some fabulous blog candy. Pop on over and leave her a comment for a chance to win.

Ila has some fabulous Magnolia blog candy for one lucky person which includes some new stamps from the Summer collection. Pop on over and leave here a comment for a chance to win.

Kristine has some wonderful blog candy to give away to celebrate 20,000 hits. She has a wonderful Hanglar stamp and charms as part of her prize. Go and pay her a visit!

Have a great Sunday!

Saturday, 19 July 2008

Happy Birthday Princess

Here is another creation using the cute "Once upon a Time" set from Lizzie Anne Designs. A selection of Lizzie Anne Design stamps are available to buy at Silly Monkey Crafts. I am entering this card into the new challenge blog Mother and Daughters Creations and this week they are asking you to use your nestabilities dies.

I have used my new card stock from SU and I just love the colours in the Bold Brights collection - totally me and you'll be seeing lots more of them!

I would like to thank Jacqui who passed the above award to me during the week. If you haven't visited her blog before go and check out her amazing creations and she also updates her blog regularly (so much so I have trouble keeping up with her!)

I am going to pass the award to Cindy. I have only just found her blog this week but just love her style and great use of nestabilities and embossing. My card today was inspired by her wonderful work.

Hope you are all having a great weekend and see you Tuesday with my challenge card,

Card detail:
Stamps: Lizzie Anne Designs - Once Upon a Time
Medium: Prismacolor, Sansodor & Paper stumps, Copics, Sakura Stardust pen for added bling!
Paper: Stampin' UP Bold Brights - Pink Passion, Pixie Pink and Gable Green
Embellishment: Ribbon, Flower - Prima Obsession, Button, PM Adhesive Pearls
Equipment: Wizard, Nestabilities, Cuttlebug, Birds and Swirls and Swiss Dots embossing folders

I will be placing an order with SU on Monday so please let me know if there is anything you would like me to order for you. SU products are only available to buy through a demonstrator.

Thursday, 17 July 2008

My first Double Pocket card

I made this double pocket card for my friend Alison to give to her Mum for her 70th Birthday. She loves gardening so thought it only appropriate to add the seed packet and label. I found a great video tutorial which was so easy to follow here. Thank you Linda! I did change the dimensions to make the card slightly larger. I have also added a card to the back in co-ordinating card stock so the card can be stood up. I cut the letters on my Cricut Expression using the George cartridge. I cut on a cereal box first and then covered with matching paper to give the letters a chipboard effect. The tag is cinnamon scented and smells so yummy - thank you Heidi.

Have a great day!

Card detail:
Stamps: Hanglar Trädgårdsflicka & Hanglar Planteringskit
Medium: Prismacolor, Sansodor & Paper stumps, Sakura Stardust pen for a little bling!
Paper: K&Company Brenda Walton paper
Embellishment: Tag, Ribbons, Seed packet
Equipment: Cricut Expression using the George Cartridge, Swirl corners cut with die in cuttlebug, sentment printed from word.

Tuesday, 15 July 2008

A Spoon Full of Sugar - "One for the Girls"

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.

Last weeks challenge was "one for the boys" so we couldn’t leave out the girls. We would like you to make a girlie inspired card this week.

As of this week we now welcome you to use the cute Sarah Kay and High Hopes stamps in our challenges.

We have some fantastic blog candy to send one randomly chosen winner this week, which Bryony from Silly Monkey Crafts has kindly donated. Silly Monkey Crafts have the Sarah Kay stamps in stock and a great range of High Hopes stamps. They are also taking pre-orders for the new HH releases which should arrive very soon.

2 sheets of Karen Foster 'bubbles' paper
High Hopes Stamp 'Good Clean Fun'

I also made my DT card this week to join in with the Friday Sketcher challenge which has a great sketch from my good friend Heidi. I just love this gorgeous High Hopes stamp and she is one of my favourites.

Card detail:
Stamps: High Hopes Bethany Angel - Available from Silly Monkey Crafts
Medium: Prismacolor, Sansodor & Paper stumps, Sakura Stardust pen for added bling!
Paper: Dovecraft Retro Floral Prints - Available from Silly Monkey Crafts
Embellishment: Ribbon
Equipment: Wizard, Nestabilities, Cuttlebug, bloom dots embossing folder, Sentiment printed from Word.

Sunday, 13 July 2008

Image/Gift Folder & More fab mail!

Today I made this image folder by following the fabulous tutorial by the very talented Moni. After seeing her tutorial earlier in the week I rushed off to buy my Scor-Pal. This is such a fabulous invention and makes projects like this a breeze. I love the size of this folder as it can fit loads of stuff in and is handy for sending little gifts with your images. I will be making lots of these. Thank you Moni!I have been totally spoilt this week and can now show you this gorgeous card I received from my friend Jakki. It arrived in the week but I couldn't show it until today as it is for todays Tilda & Co Magnolia challenge. Thank you so much Jakki and I think you will all agree with me that it is just stunning. I am so happy to have you as my friend.

For anyone looking to purchase a Scor-Pal you can buy them from Crafts U Love and they have free postage until Midnight Monday 14th July.

Also there are some fab projects using the Scor-Pal here in the Splitcoaster forums.

Saturday, 12 July 2008

More fab mail and Award

I received this gorgeous card in the post today from my dear friend Heidi. She also sent me these beautiful charms too. Thank you so much Heidi for this wonderful and unexpected gift.

I received this award today from the wonderful Tina - Yummy Scrummy Create. Thank you so much my dear it is an honor to receive this from you.

I would like to pass this award on to all my visitors and readers of this post as a thank you for your visit.