Wednesday, 27 June 2012

Anyone For Tennis???

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Hi there peeps and hope that you are all OK :)

We are off across the water today for our weekly catch up with the Simon Says Stamp Challenge team and our theme is

Sporty and / or Patriotic

What with the Olympics and 4th of July just around the corner for big celebrations, the design team thought that it would be fitting and super fun to feature a challenge based on this theme and this week we are all featuring

Cuttlebug Products

But of course, you don’t have to but if you have them, why not have a fiddle :)

As always, our Heidi is giving away a …..

... which our lucky winner will get to spend in the store ….

… right here :)

So ….

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.. this is what I did.

Of course, this is not the traditional Wimbledon look and I am guessing that you would not be allowed to play on the hallowed grass if you wore this little get up!!!

Anyway I am in charge of the wardrobe today so pink it shall be!!!

I coloured Tennis Tilda with these Copics -

Skin – E000, E00, E11, E21, R00, R02, R20

Hair – E43, E50, E81

The rest – R85, RV0000, RV000, RV00, RV02, YG0000, YG00, YG03, YG23

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The papers are all from the First Edition Paper 6 x 6 BIRD SONG Premium Pad and I also used a  Cuttlebug Swiss Dots Embossing Folder. The pearls are Hero Arts 42 Accent Pearls LIGHT GREEN - they look a bit darker here than they do IRL

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The border was cut using a Spellbinders Edgeabilities Classic Scallop E8-001 die and the sentiment was printed onto SAFMAT Self-Adhesive Printing Film.

Awesome stuff!!!

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Right that’s the old card done and I’m off to finish some work and then we are going to Emma’s for tea which will mean that a certain Grandma will get lots of cuddles from her 2 little dinkies :) I will have to fight off Grandad, Aunty Nikkie and Great Great Aunty Jean though, but I can share them I guess!!!

Have a wonderful evening and huggiest of hugs to all xxxx

Tuesday, 26 June 2012

Gorgeous Papers & My Gorgeous Giveaway Winner (Was It You?).

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Hi there loveliest of peeps and hope you are all OK xxx

Before we nip over and check out what’s happening over at Papertake Weekly, it’s time to announce who the winner is from last week’s Gorgeous Giveaway, and I am so pleased to tell you that it is ….

…. drum roll please ……


…. you, Aunty Sue :)

     I would have been pleased for whoever won but I was especially pleased because Aunty Sue has been our GD over at Papertake and this is her last week. She was sad to go and I was sad to see her go, so I’m sure that this will have cheered her up. Please ping me an email chick and I'll pass on your details to the sweeties that are Mary & Andrea over at The Ribbon Girl and hugest of thanks to them for their kindness xxx

So onto my card for this week’s challenge which is a sketch …

sketch #69

.. this one here.

And …

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.. this is what I did with it - yes I played a bit fast and loose with the old sentiment but hey ho!!

The image is one of the new CC Designs images called Flower Birgitta and I coloured her with these Copics -

Skin – E000, E00, E11, E21, R00, R02, R20

Hair – E41, E43, E50, E81

The rest – B0000, B000, B00, B02, B05, G99, YG00, YG03, YG23

Those beautimous papers are from the new Nitwits FQB Petal Fresh collection.  I have to tell you that these are my fave papers at the mo because they are so clean and fresh. I can almost smell the fresh air on them lol.


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Something else I am loving here too :)


These are Mulberry White Daisies from The Ribbon Girl.

I popped them on top of a couple of petals die cut from a Peony Petals die and then folded a piece of  16mm Aqua Open Weave Ribbon in half,  chopped the ends and stuck it behind.

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The oval in the centre was cut from a Spellbinders Lattice Motifs die – I cut it from a piece of Petal Fresh Solids paper so that it matched perfectly.

The white crazy mesh fabric behind is also from The Ribbon Girl.

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Other stuff I used was a Magnolia leaf and swirl die – just for a change lol and a border made using a Memory Box pearl lace die.

All the dies are of course available from Simon Says Stamp.

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So that’s the card done peeps and I’ll be back tomorrow for my weekly trip across the pond.

But before I go, I have a little moment of self indulgence here cos I had to share this with you of my two little treasures….

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… aww, bless their little hearts.

There is nothing like a kiss from big sister is there.

Right on that note I’m off. I’ll see you tomoz - enjoy your evening and huggiest of hugs to all xxx

Sunday, 24 June 2012

Fully Charged So Here’s T’other Sneakie Peakie :)

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Hi there me darlin’s and thank you for being patient and waiting for the old camera to re-charge.

As promised, I’m back with another Lili of The Valley sneakie peekie and in less than 4 hours, you will be able to buy these super cure bears so set your alarm clocks  for midnight tonight :)

Wooohooooo :)

But before that I must just tell you about the fantastic Strawberries & Cream giveaway over at the Ribbon Girl Blog …..

Today's giveaway includes lots of pretty ribbons, cluny lace, top stitching thread, organza rose ribbon, lace edged bias binding and charms – Mary & Andrea have we've eaten the strawberries :)

So nip over here sweet peeps and check it all out xxx

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So back to my card and this poppet is

Bobbing On By

and I‘ve coloured him in with the following Copics -

B0000, B000, B00, B02, B05, BG0000, BG05, BG10, BG15, BV0000, BV000, BV00, BV08, C00, C1, C2, C3, C4, C5, C7, E43, E50, E81, G99, YG0000, YG03, YG23

Oh my, worra lorra pens!!!

And as if that wasn't enough. I  also added a fair old whack of polychromos pencilling as well :)

The papers here are of course from Nitwits and these are from the FQB Noah’s Ark collection (and just while I’m thinking about it, the papers I used on the last card were from the FQB Promises and Tulips Too collections)

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And here’s another fab little sentiment to go with the fab little image :)

The ribbon is again from the Lavender Mini Kit from The Ribbon Girl.

Other stuff I used here is my old faithful Tilda Lace Die and Magnolia leaf and swirl die – both are from Simon Says Stamp.


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I am on a bit of a dash now because the 2nd half of the footie has started. I have a feeling that it going to go to penalties - my nerves will not stand it if that happens. So I’ll say toodle pip and here’s hoping that there is good news at the end of the match and we are through to the semis.

I will be back tomoz because I have a bit of catching up to do so I’ll see you then. Enjoy your evening and huggiest of hugs to all xxx

Come on England!!!!!!!

A Sneaky Peekie Post Of Two Halves!!!!

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Hi there lovely peeps and I hope that you are all having a fab weekend.

This is the first of two posts today and I’ve done something a bit different cos I made a wobble card.

It isn't the only thing having a wobble though cos the battery on my camera gave up the ghost as I was doing the pics for the second card which should have been appearing on here at the same time. I am wondering if the fact that two pics have appeared on the camera, both of which were taken by Miss Kyla, has had anything to do with it!!! Possibly the camera may have been left on, who knows!!! Anyway I managed to charge it up enough to get these pics but the other card will appear later on.

So this is the first of my last sneakie peekies of the new release which will be on sale tomorrow – woohooo!!! I wonder if you have picked your faves yet :)

So the image I’ve used today is called

Sunny Days And Smiles

And strangely enough, it IS quite a sunny day here today and camera apart, there will be lots of smiles cos my two little treasures are coming to see me and we are all off for a nice walk in about 10 minutes.

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I coloured the cutie lil bear with Copics in these colours -

BV0000, BV000, BV00, BV02, BV13, C00, C1, C2, C3, C4, C5, E42, E43, E50, E81, E41, YG0000, YG01, YG00, YG03, YG23

There is also a fair bit of polychromos pencil detail as well.

The papers are all by the fabbydoodles Nitwits 

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This is the sentiment that comes with the image – perfect I think.

The ribbons are both from The Ribbon Girl and are from the pretty Lavender Mini Kit, as is the button.

I made the ‘doily’ at the back by going round the edge of a punched circle with the corner bit of one of me  Martha Stewart PATP Deco Fan Shells set from Simon Says Stamp

But this technique works with most of the PATP sets.

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The image panel ‘wobbles’ but it’s hard to see on the pic.

To do this I just I coiled some wire around a Pritt Stick and glues one end onto the image panel and the other onto the front of the card. Then if you shake the card, the little bear wobbles :)

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Right I’ll be off and I’ll see you later on with card no 2 once the old camera is charged up.

Back shortly and hugs to all xxx

Wednesday, 20 June 2012

This Week’s Gorgeous Giveaway ….

… can be found here xxx

What? No Card?

Hi there lovely peeps and hope you are all OK xxx

It’s time to nip across the water and catch up with our friends at the Simon Says Stamp Challenge, but first, some news …….

A FABULOUS Blog Hop to celebrate the launch on the new Simon Says Stamp Exclusives Dies starts today !! You will need to hop over to the Simon Says Stamp Blog to join in the FUN !! LOTS of fabulous prizes on offer !! :-)

Now for this week’s challenge which is

Anything But A Card

As always, our Heidi is giving away a humungous ……

… which our lucky winner will get to spend ….

… right here.

So …

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.. this is what I did.

I should just say that there is a tag that goes on it but it has the recipient’s name on and I couldn't include it in the pic cos she will see it and the surprise will be ruined!!!

So stuff I used here is -

*Memory Box PEARL LACE Craft DIE 98138

 Memory Box pearl lace die


*Bo Bunny 6 x 6 ALORA Paper Pad 6PA425

Bo Bunny 6 x 6 ALORA Paper Pad

*Magnolia LEAF & SWIRL Doohickeys Cutting Dies

Magnolia leaf and swirl die

*Magnolia DOILY FLOWERS Doohickeys Cutting Dies

Magnolia Doily Flower die

If you get a sec, do nip and check out the DT projects this week – they are just amazing and you’ll have noticed that we now have a new challenge time which is 2pm CET.

I had a bit of a nightmare with this project which I’ll tell you about one of these days but if it could have gone wrong, it did!!!

Anyway I’ll be back tomoz cos I am running out of the door here today.

Have a lovely sunny day and huggiest of hugs to all xxx


Tuesday, 19 June 2012

Eyes Down For A Gorgeous Giveaway & A Sneakie Peekie At Papertake Weekly :)


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Hi there peeps and hope you are all OK.

I have a little sneakie peekie for you today plus a gorgeous giveaway.

Over at Papertake Weekly we are having a game of


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… and here’s the grid.

We are sponsored today by are very own Mary and Andrea from The Ribbon Girl

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… and look what’s up ….


…. for grabs :)

Also, as it's the third Tuesday of the month,  my regular visitors will know that it's time for this month’s Gorgeous Giveaway, which has been very kindly donated by The Ribbon Girl – thank you chicksies xxxx.

And this month it’s  a gorgeous ….


……  Cream & White Mini Ribbon Kit.

All you have to do is to leave me a comment and then leave your name with old Linky and I’ll announce the winner next Tuesday.

So ….

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… here’s what I did -  I went for ribbon, die cut and button.

The image is called Fun Birthday and it’s one of the brand new soon to be released Lili of The Valley Summer Bears collection which will be going on sale on 25th June. And if you want to see more of the new release then check out the DT and Ideas to Inspire blog :)

The images in this release are quite clever I think because they are perfect for everyone so will be a great addition to your stash. And they come with a sentiment as well – just perfect :)

I coloured this sweetie with Copics in these colours - 

B0000, E42, E43, E50, E51, E81, RV0000, RV000, RV00, RV14, RV34, YG0000, YG23

and I added a bit of  polychromos pencilling to add a bit of depth.

The pretty papers are from the Nitwits FQB Stuffed With Love collection.

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Love the sentiment which come with the image.

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The bow was made using 23mm white organza and topped off with a Pale Pink Small Polka Dot Spotty Button and both are of course from The Ribbon Girl.

The border was cut using a Memory Box pearl lace die – isn’t it pretty peeps.

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And the butterflies are also Memory Box dies – I used Darla Butterfly and Vivienne Butterfly and all the dies are from Simon Says Stamp

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So that’s the old card done and I’m off now to put my feet up.

We’ve been at the Cheshire Show this afternoon and we walked miles (mainly to and from the food tent lol!!).   We came back with some pork, black pudding and mustard sausages, some treacle basted bacon (drooool) and some Stinking Bishop cheese (drooooool again). We did see some livestock as well cos I just had to go and see the piggies – awww. So it wasn't all about stuffing our faces. But that was a fairly big part of it!!!!

Remember last week when I mentioned my filthy wellies?

Well Lolsie thought I ought to put a pic of them on here, so  ……

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… here they are in all their minging glory!!!!

Like I said, these are my indestructible Captain Scarlet wellies and they are over 30 years old - I loves ‘em.

What a filth bag I am - how very shameful. BUT I saw plenty today that were far worse than mine. I also saw brand new squeaky clean wellies too. Now I reckon that these people either just get them out when they go to this sort of thing, or they got them just for the occasion.

Or maybe they are just very very clean!!!

Right, on the note I am off. I’ll be back tomoz so I’ll see you then, and don’t forget to pop your name with Linky if you want to be in with a chance of winning this month’s gorgeous giveaway.

Huggiest of hugs to all xxx