Friday, 29 April 2011

All The Bs!!!

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Morning peeps and Happy Friday.

This is a really short post today because I am off to the airport to collect my lot and then me and Kyla are settling down for a Royal Wedding Fest :)

Today over at the Just Magnolia and hAnglar & sTanglar challenge  our theme is

Buttons, Bows & Bling

so you just need to use any or all of those on your work.

We have 2 fab sponsors and prizes so if you get a sec, nip over and have a mooch before the nuptials start lol!!!

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So this is what I did and I’ll do the shopping list at the end and leave you to look at the pics …..

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Shopping list -

Hello Little Butterfly Tilda  from Simon Says Stamp and coloured with these Copics -

E00, E21, R11, R20 (skin), E40, E42, E50 (hair), BG0000, BG10, BG15, BG34, BV0000, BV00 (clothes etc)

Papers are Promises Collection from Nitwits

Butterfly Die - Marianne Design Creatables - Butterfly Style 3 from Dies To Die For

15mm Gingham ribbon, polka dot buttons and butterfly charm all from The Ribbon Girl

and last but by no means least, self adhesive rhinestones  from Wild Orchid Crafts


Ok so that’s me done and I’m off to the airport. Enjoy your day and the wedding if you are going to watch (how could you not, awww – I cant wait to see her dress!!)  and see you soon.

Huggiest of hugs to all xxx

Thursday, 28 April 2011

Wild Orchid Crafts Hop – Check It Out Peeps xxx

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Hi again chicksies.

I'm back this time with my second card of the day and this is for the Wild Orchid Crafts Blog Hop

If you’ve arrived here from Bev’s blog then you are in the right place. If not, nip back and have a mooch so that you don't miss out.

We are launching today the new  "Classic Colour Range of Roses" are they are  now live on the website (all the fave roses are there in these beautiful new colours)

And there are prizes along the way to be won as well and as it just so happens there is one to be had right here :)

So if you want to be in with a shout for these  which are of course from the Classic  Colour Range – these are Nu Rust – then just leave your name with Good Old Mr Linky at the end of the post and if good old Mr Random Boy chooses you, they will be yours.

And there are other prizes along the way as well as this ….

… grand prize which is at the end of the hop :)

The card I did for the hop is ….

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….. this one here. 

Miss Attitude hAnglar was coloured with these Copics -

E00, E214, R11, R20 (skin), E40, E42, E43, E50 (hair), E02, E40, E42, W1, W3 (clothes etc)

I used Nitwits Buds ‘n Blossoms papers and I think they match the  Classic  Colour Range perfectly

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The Wild Orchid Crafts blooms I used here are -

15mm pale peach roses (from the new range), sweetheart blossoms, 10mm open roses and some long stem stamens. Sometimes I think that as the blooms are so pretty, you don't need to use shed loads so they do actually go a long way

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The self adhesive pearls are also from Wild Orchid Crafts

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… as is this 25mm peach organza ribbon

OK now back to the hop.

You now need to pop over to Dena’s blog and check out what’s happening there. Don't forget to leave your name with Mr Linky and the blog will run from midday UK time today until till midday Saturday 30th April and we will draw our winners on Saturday night.

Enjoy the rest of your day and see you tomorrow peps. Hugs to all xxx

Part One !!!

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Morning peeps and this is the first of 2 posts today – more in a sec!!

Today over at the Lili Of The Valley Thursday challenge we have gone all soppy – must be something to do with some wedding or other tomorrow – and our theme is

Love Is In The Air

(I do hope that you aren't stuck for the rest of the day with that God-awful song going round your head – sorry Mr JP Young but it makes me cringe a bit – reminds me of drunk people pretending they like each other at weddings and parties!!)

Anyway there is as always a fab prize up for grabs donated by the loveliest of lovelies, Lisa & Laila …


and this …

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.. is my card.

A really quick and easy peasy one this cos I used a cute square  :)

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I used the new Nitwits papers which are from the Promises Collection and the MS PATP punch which I have forgotten the name of (sorry Carol – again lol!!!)

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The bow is actually made using 2 different ribbons, both from The Ribbon Girl –  25mm satin in dark purple  and some open weave in lavender. I used one of the huge heart charms and I love that it is so big and funky, I really do :)

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Spot old piggy’s face in the reflection – I look like I’m in the hall of mirrors at the fair, ooooops!!!

So that’s me done for now but I will be back shortly with something a bit special so see you in a bit and hugs to all in the meantime xxx

Wednesday, 27 April 2011

Happy Happy Birthday – The Simon Says Stamp Challenge is 2 :)

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Morning lovely peeps and welcome to the Simon Says Stamp Challenge 2nd Anniversary Celebrations :-)

This week we have an ANYTHING GOES theme and a BLOG HOP, wooohoooo :-)

If you have just arrived here by chance and would like to join in the hop you will need to start at the beginning on the challenge blog. If you have arrived here from Tara’s blog you are going in the right direction :-)

There are 3 fabulous prizes from our lovely Heidi at Simon Says Stamp that 3 lucky entrants, drawn at random, will win !! You can see the piccies of what’s on offer on the Simon Says Stamp Challenge blog.

And if that wasn't enough, we ALSO have a $10 Voucher to spend in the Simon Says Stamp Store to give away at every blog along the way !!

To be in with a chance of any of the prizes you MUST join in the challenge and complete the hop, leaving a comment on EVERY blog along the way :-)

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So this is my card.

I used this sweet Tilda Hello Little Butterfly image and coloured it with these Copics -

E00, E21, R11, R20 (skin), E40, E42, E50 (hair),  B0000, B00, Y00, Y02, Y06, YR31 (clothes etc)

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You can just about see the Sissix Flourish & Leaf Die hiding behind the  Magnolia Doily Flower die which I’d layered and then topped off with a little button.

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The papers I used are from the Echo Park  Springtime Kit and seeing as I love Lord Tim of Holtz’s Scalloped Die so much, I used it three times lol!!

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So that’s the old card done peeps and now back to the blog hop.

From here you need to hop on over to Domi's blog ( Domi has also recently celebrated her birthday on 24th so Happy Birthday chick xxx)

Thank you so much for joining us for our very special celebrations and don't forget to add your name to Mr Linky so that I can get Mr Random Thing to choose a winner for my $10 voucher and leave me a comment before you hop along :-)

Enjoy the rest of the hop peeps and have a great day and hugs to all xxx

Tuesday, 26 April 2011

Lil Sweet Pea :)

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Morning peeps and hope you are all OK. 

Today over at Papertake Weekly it’s the last challenge  of the month so it’s time for a sketch …

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… and it’s this one here (and one of my personal  faves!!)

And as it’s the last challenge of the month, we are sponsored by those lovely peeps in the good old US of A, Simon Says Stamp


and there is of course a spending spree up for grabs for one lucky girlie :)

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So this is what I did.

I rotated the sketch – and I could not resist using my new hAnglar stamp which arrived at chez Piggy the other day (I know it isn't NEW new, but it’s new to me if you get my drift!!!)  I call her lil sweet pea here cos I used pea green and she is very sweet lol!!!

Anyhoos I coloured her with these Copics – E00, E21, R11, R20 (skin), E40, E50 (hair), R85, RV0000, RV000, RV00, RV10, W00, W1, YG0000, YG01, YG03, YG23 (clothes etc)

And there is a bit of the old blingy stuff scattered about as well :)

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I used a little bit of bloomage from the one and only Wild Orchid Crafts - hip rosebuds, 10mm open roses, 6mm closed rosebuds and of course my faves at the mo, the gorge little sweetheart blossoms

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The papers are all from Tracy at Dies To Die For and they are Memory Box 8 x 11 (fab colours)

I used Lord Timmy’s Scalloped Die and a few self adhesive rhinestones from WOC

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The button and bow are both from The Ribbon Girl – I used pink organza and a medium lime green polka dot button and both are so pretty.

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So we are done for another day and I am psyching myself up to clear the junk out of my craft room as my hoarding has gotten out of hand - just a bit. I have decided that the only way to do it is to get everything out and then put it into 3 piles – stuff I am keeping, stuff I will sell and stuff I will chuck. Problem is that the ‘stuff I am keeping’  pile will be bigger than the other 2 put together cos I just cannot be ruthless.

Any tips would be greatly appreciated peeps. How do you organise your rooms and how do you decide what to keep and what not to keep? Heeeeeeeeeeellllllllllllllllllpppp!!!!

So on that note I better go and make a start. I might just go and have me lunch first (procrastination is something I am very VERY good at lol!!)

I’ll leave you with a sneakie peek of what will be here tomoz and all I will say is please don’t miss it cos we have a surprise in store :)

Enjoy your day and hugs to all xxx

Monday, 25 April 2011

Finally ……..

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Hi peeps and I finally managed to get something posted on here.

I  cannot believe that BOTH of my scheduled posts worked OK but then I had probs posting my JM card and didn't have a lot of time to faff about, so I will do that later in the week.

Firstly before the cardage, I hoe that you all had a lovely Easter break – wasn't the weather just glorious!! London was baking hot but more in a sec.

It’s the start of a new week and usually I am feeling a bit deflated as it’s the first day back at work but I am on hol this week – woohoooo –so I don’t mind that it’s Monday :) So time to head on over and check out this week’s Wild Orchid Challenge and our theme this week is

White + 2 colours with a twist

so we want you to use white plus 2 other colours and the twist is that you must use or feature roses somewhere on your project either as an embellishment or on the papers/image. 

As always there is a fab prize …..

WOC - 21

…up for grabs which Paul & Siri at Wild Orchid Crafts have donated.

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… this is what I did.

My 2 colours are peach and rust which I admit are not the colours I would normally go for BUT  my new WOC DT kit arrived and in it were  the most gorgeous blooms in those colours that I just had to use them.

I’m going to do the shopping list etc at the end for a change today :)

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Some of the long stem stamens were coloured with Copics to match the card

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as was the Vintage Seam Binding Ribbon which started out as beige.

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The sentiment is actually cut from part of one of the papers and I thought it was quite nice :)

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The self adhesive rhinestones were also coloured with Copics!!

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So the shopping list and info etc  is as follows -

Happy Tilda  - Simon Says Stamp Store and coloured with Copics in these colours -

E00, E21, R11, R20 (skin), E33, E40, E42, E50 (hair), E02, E08, E33, E35, E93, E95 (clothes etc).

Papers and sentiment – Nitwits Buds ‘n Blossoms

Cheery Lynn French Pastry Doily Die Dies To Die For (this is due in April 25th)

Blooms etc are all from Wild Orchid Crafts are are -

40mm trellis rose, 20mm open roses,  15mm open roses, 10mm open roseship rosebuds, long stem stamens and self adhesive rhinestones 

Well we got back home very later on Thursday as the train was delayed due to some prob or other. We had reserved our seats on the train and there was very nearly a punch up on the table next to us because somebody had sat down in somebody else's reserved seat and didn't think he should move – oh dear!!!

We spent Friday recuperating from our very busy few days and we must have walked miles and miles!!! .

I do love going to  London but I am not sure that I could live there and Richard certainly couldn't as her is a real country boy and hates the hustle and bustle. But we packed loads in and I have to say that the Wizard of Oz was awesome, If you get the chance to go and see it peeps, do go because the effects are amazing. Kyla bless he got very upset at the end when Dorothy was saying goodbye to her friends – she was sobbing, awwww!!! She has seen the film more times than I care to remember (mainly cos we were watching it with her and I literally know every single line from it!!) and not once did she ever get upset. But the emotion of the day clearly got to her.

She has been really excited by the whole royal wedding thing  - they’ve been doing it at school - and there was a cardboard cut out of the happy couple and she wanted her pic taken with it ….

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… crap pic really, quality wise,  but she is really happy with it.  I won’t go into too much detail but 2 of our relatives are actually going to the wedding (how jammy!!)  so Kyla will no doubt be wanting to know all the deets next time we see them!!!

She refused however to have her pic taken with either  the soldiers or the  horses at Horse Guards as she said she didn’t want the horses to poo all over her – what a strange kid!!!

We did the open top bus and river cruise things – very informative – and we watched Andrew Marr filming outside of St Pauls while we were having lunch in the steps which was quite interesting. It was something to do with the Queen's Diamond Jubilee we think.  We went into St Pauls and we lit a candle and she said a little prayer for her great Grandma and her great great Grandparents. It was very sweet until she asked God to look after her Mummy cos ‘she is so lovely and is prettier than Aunty Nikkie’ (ooops!!!)  and then asked if he, God, could cheer for Liverpool instead of Manchester United (that is  Emma and Richard’s doing I am sure!!)

It might not sound much but it was hectic and clearly I am crocking on more than I think cos I was exhausted!!!

So on that note his Lordship and I are off  for a bike ride as it is such a nice day. I’ll see you tomoz for a bit of PTW-ness and enjoy your bank hol and hugs to all xxx

Thursday, 21 April 2011

Happy Easter Chicksters :)

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Morning lovely peeps and I hope you are all well.

If the forecast is to be believed we are in for a lovely hot day in London and as we are doing the tourist thing that is all good :)

Today is the second of the scheduled posts,  and please God it has worked OK!!!

It’s Thursday and the last working day before the good old Bank Hol and time for a catch up with the Lili Of The Valley Thursday challenge girlies.

Today we want to see those Easter cards …

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… and this is mine, just for you :)

No Copics today cos I did the cheaty McCheat thing again and used one of the new Die Cut Design sheetsSpring Rabbits. I just love these cos all the work is done for you :)

The papers are from the Nitwits Egg-stra Special collection

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I also used a LOTV Happy Circular Sentiments stamp. The ribbon is from The Ribbon Girl and I used Pencil Stripe in Meadow Green and added a cute lil sweetheart blossom from the one and only Wild Orchid Crafts

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I used a few more sweetheart blossoms and some other  WOC blooms as well -  daffodils,  a 25mm wild rose, some tea rosebuds and some long stem stamens.

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So I’m all done with the scheduled stuff for now and hope it has worked out OK.

I’ll be back with something JM-ish tomorrow and I’ll leave you with a little sneakie peekie …

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Mmmmmmm, pink – now there’s a surprise!!!

Have a great day and hugs to all xxx