Saturday, 28 April 2012

Here’s A Lil Sneakie Peekie Plus a Blast From The Past:)

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Hi there peeps and hope you are all OK today.

We got back from Aintree a little later than we thought we would but I managed to get the dies I wanted plus one or two other little bargainous goodies which no doubt I’ll share with you at some point in the future lol!! Well they just sort of jumped into my basket really and I didn’t have the heart to tell them to get out again !!!

I have a card to share today which is made using one of the brand new Lili Of The Valley.

This cute image is  called

Scooter Boy

and you will be able to get your mitts on him and the other new stuff soon as soon because they are going to be released on  Wednesday 9th May on the LOTV website :)

BUT …..

if you are coming along to the open weekend next Saturday and Sunday then you will be able to get them there and you’ll be the first to have them.

There’ll be 10% off of all your LOTV purchases, the LOTV team will be there,  Bev is doing classes and your truly here will be demoing. It promises to be a bit of a  fab,  fun and crafty doo (plus I hear that there’s going to be cream teas, snort snort and count me in for that one :)

open day picture

Fantastico or what!!!

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Now back to the card.

I coloured him with Copics and these are the colours I used …..

Skin – E000, E00, E11, E21, R00, R20

Hair -  E29, E50

The rest – B00, B39, B45, 93, B95, B97, E33, E41, E50, E51, E81, E87, Y00, Y08, Y11, Y17, Y21, Y28

I used another newbie here because  the papers I used are all from Nitwits and they are from the brand new FQB The Bees Knees collection.

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Clean and fresh – just how we like it :)

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A bit of an homage to Leann  here – that girl can do wonders with a bit of string.  I love her – she’s totally fablass :)

This is my first string attempt so it isn't quite in the same league sadly.

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So that’s  me done and I’m off to have a play with me new crafty stash.

I’ve had another lot of gorgeous lil jumpers in so Ill do the pics and put them on here tomorrow. Honestly, you are the absolute best you lovely peeps, mmmmwwwaahhhh xxx

I did say that I’d put this weeks BFTP on seeing as it didn’t happen on Thursday so better late than never and this week I’m back to Blur. They look so young in this vid, and check out old Kevin Wicks as well. Fave line in the whole song (apart from ‘Park Loife’) is ‘Who's that gut lord marching... you should cut down on your pork life mate... get some exercise’.

Still makes me smile after all this time!! And possible cringe a bit now cos I am that gut Lord (lady) fo sho!!!! But I’m still having a cream tea next weekend, oh yes siree I am :)

So enjoy and  ….

… see you soon and enjoy your Saturday evening.

Huggiest of hugs to all xxx

Friday, 27 April 2012

Red, White & Blue Tilda :)

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Hi there peeps and hope you are all OK today - it’s the end of the week, woohoooooo :)

It’s time to head on over to the Just Magnolia and hAnglar & sTanglar challenge where our hostess with the mostess this week is Julie and this week’s theme is

Buttons & Bows

This week, we have two wonderful sponsors -

All That Scraps with any C.C. Designs stamp set of the winners choice …

and ….

The Ribbon Girl with this terrific prize.

Well I LOVE buttons and bows – you probably did notice that  lol  and this  …

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… is what I did.

I used my new Tilda from this latest stamp release – not sure what she is called, sorry peeps - and I coloured her with these Copics -

Skin – E000, E00, E11, E21, R00, R20

Hair – E43, E47, E50, E81

The rest – B00, B39, B93, B95, B97, C00, C1, C3, C4, C7, R02, R05, R17, R27, R59

The papers, which I am LOVING, are from this fab collection ….


It’s the FQB Tour of London collection and it’s perfect for everything that is happening here this summer.

I also used papers from the

Tour of London Too - Digital Scrapbooking background papers

Tour of London Too collection and both are of course from Nitwits.

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The theme is Buttons & Bows and I did one of each lo!!!

The bow is made with 15mm Red No.15 Berisford Satin ribbon from The Ribbon Girl.

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An array of gorgeous bloomage from Wild Orchid Crafts

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I decorated the inside to match the front and I’ll be putting this card on my ebay site tomorrow.

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So that’s it from me today.

I am a tad on the late side adding this cos it’s been one of those bitty days. You know, when you don't actually get much done but you never seem to stop. And ladyship is in residence so I am guessing where we are off for tea!!!  But I’ll be back tomoz and I’ll do my blast from the past as I didn't manage to get on here yesterday due to having to finish off a very big job which has been lurking for a week or so.

I’m going to Aintree in the afternoon to pick up some dies but it is a flying visit unfortunately – no time to stop and shop, cry cry. So I’ll see you before I head off.

Till them. have a great Friday evening and huggiest of hugs to all xxx

Wednesday, 25 April 2012

Basic Grey and Bright Red :)

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Morning lovely peeps and what a wash out it is here today.
Yesterday was plain grey and today is just plain wet!!! Apparently this is it for the next 5 days so I  better get me wellies out or I’ll end up with webbed feet!! After all the non rain and this drought thing, we can’t really moan I suppose.

So I’ll shut up and get on with today’s card lol!!

Out theme this week over at the Simon Says Stamp Challenge is

Anything Goes

This week we are showcasing Paper Smooches stamps but you don't HAVE to use them if you don't want to. But if you have them,  we would love to see what you do with them :-)

As always the loveliness that is Heidi is giving away a fantastic …..

which our winner gets to spend…

right here :)

But that’s not all this week peeps because the lovely Kim Hughes, who is the designer of  the  Paper Smooches range of stamps,  is giving a 2nd lucky winner a choice of 2 stamp sets ! :-)

And Kim also gave us all a set of stamps to play with – hugest thanks chick x

And this …

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… is what I did with mine.

I used the sweet little turtle from the  Party Posse set …

*Paper Smooches PARTY POSSE Clear Stamps Kim Hughes

.. and coloured him with these Copics -

E41, E50, E81, E87, R02, R05, R17, R27, R59

I cut him out and put him on a Nestabilities LABELS 18

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The paper is from the Basic Grey12 x 12 Basic White Paper Pack

You can just about see the border I made with a Spellbinders CLASSIC SCALLOP Edgeabilities Die and the ribbon and buttons were from my stash.

The gems started out clear but I gave them a swipe with a black Copic so that they stood out a bit more.

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Righty-oh, that’s the card done and I’m doing one of me trolley dashes here today as I have shed loads of work to do again. It won’t do itself  (ohh wouldn't that be fab if it did!!) so I best crack on with it.

Have a fabby (and dry) day and I’ll be back tomoz.

Huggiest of them there hugs to all xxx

Tuesday, 24 April 2012

Pretty Pastels … To Give Your Poor Eyeballs A Rest!!!!

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Hi there peepsand hope you are all okayon this rather grey Tuesday.

Before we get to the card today, I must announce who the winner was from my ribbon giveaway last week, and it is ….


… you Bhawana :)

Please email me your address details chick and I'll pass them on to Mary and hugest thanks to The Ribbon Girl for their sponsorship xxx

And now it's that time of the week when we nip overand check out what's happening with the Papertake Weekly crew and this week, as it's the last challenge of the month, it’s time for a sketch and …….

sketch #67

… it's this one here.

And we are sponsored today by those fabulous people across the pond, Simon Says Stamp so if you get a chance, nip over and check it all out.

And this ……

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… is what I did.

The image is from Saturated Canary and she's called Hand Me Downs, awwww :)

I  coloured her with Copics in these colours -

Skin – E000, E00, E11, E21, R00, R20

Hair – E42, E43, E50, E81

The rest – B05, R85, RV0000, RV000, RV00, RV10, YG0000, YG00, YG03

The pretty papers are from the Perfect Pair collection by Nitwits

And talking of Nitwits, have you seen ….

… this :)

If you want the deets, nip over here and check it all out.

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I did something a bit different with this pretty Vivienne Butterfly.

I added a Wild Orchid Crafts bloom and some pearly spray things for antennae which you can only just about see!!

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The bow is made from 15mm gingham from The Ribbon Girl and I added a tiny heart button which I found in my stash.

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The inside is decorated to match the front which can only mean one thing!!

It’s looking for a new home and is now on sale on ebay – you can see it here.

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So that’s me done for today.

I’ll be back tomoz when we will be nipping back across the pond to catch up with the Simon Says girlies.

Have a fabby day and huggiest of hugs to all xxx

Monday, 23 April 2012

Look At These Little Sweeties - I’m Sooooo Proud Of Ya xxxx

Hi there peeps and hope you are all okay today.

This is just to give you a quick update on the jumpers that you wonderful, lovely people have been knitting for the African babies.

I'm going to take this batch of jumpers to the lady in the village tomorrow who is collecting them,  but I couldn't let them go without taking some piccies to share :)  It's wonderful to to know that every single one of these will make a difference to those poor little mites,  and I think each and every one of them is  fabulous.

I also checked out about whether we should keep on knitting and she told me yes yes yes please. She said that a bulk consignment of them will be leaving the UK in September and will take them to where they are needed.  So if anybody wants to keep knitting, please feel free cos there’s plenty of time yet.

So sweet peeps, feast your eyes on these little beauties …….

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….  and every single one of them made with love :) x

Hugest of thanks to you for doing this and I’ll take a pic of every single one that I get and put it on here before I take them to June.

Before I go, just to remind you that I’m doing my draw tomorrow for my ribbon  giveaway ….


… so if you haven't yet had a go and fancy a bash, there’s still time if you nip over now  - you can read all about it here. It is a yummy prize for sure.

Right, I’m off to put the finishing touches to my card for tomoz so I’ll see you then and thank you once again.

Huggiest of hugs to all xxxx