Friday, 30 April 2010

Baby blue




Morning and firstly I must apologise for not making my usual stops around all of your lovely blogs lately. I have been super busy with my holiday preparations - yes! I am off on my jollies next week and have been gathering all the bits and bobs to be stuffed into the suitcase. The funny thing is we haven't told our son we are going on Sunday! he does know we are going to Butlins "soon". This was my husband's bright idea - to just casually inform him on Sunday afternoon to get his coat on as we are leaving for our holidays!

Another £1 bargain canvas photo album from Tesco's (the pink version of it is in this post if you would like to see it). Stamped with whisper white craft ink with the very cool truck from Stampin' Up!s loads of love set. Also make sure you pop over to the in love with stamping forum tomorrow too, where myself and the rest of the design team reveal our fabulous challenge projects.

Have a wonderful bank holiday weekend and I know you will all look after my little old blog next week when I'm away. I am planning some posts but you know blogger ;D - seeeyasooon xx

Supplies from Stampin' Up!
Stamps: Loads of love and out of the box (hostess set). Ink: Whisper white craft and tempting turquoise. Other: PTI buttons and twine.

Wednesday, 28 April 2010

Don't waste your heart.....




....... and indeed I did not waste my heart. After making these butterflies from heart punch outs I had the above bit of pink card left and it was too lovely to not immediately make another card with the left over bits.

Have a great day & see you soon xx

Supplies from Stampin' Up!
Stamps: Whimsical words (sale.a.bration set). Ink: Pink passion, whisper white craft and creamy caramel. Card stock: Pink passion, whisper white and kraft. Other: PTI polka dots II basic backgrounds and button twine.

Monday, 26 April 2010

Nothing but flowers




Happy Mondays everyone and welcome to my card for today. This is a challenge card that I will be entering into a passion for papertrey and our creative corner who both have a flowery theme this week.

This card is just for my own stash just in case I get naughty and have to apologise for something LOL!

Have a great day & see you soon.

Supplies from Stampin' Up!
Stamps: Baroque motifs. Ink: Old olive and going grey. Paper: Sweet pea stack.
Other: PTI fresh alphabet stamps, kraft card stock and ripe avocado twill. Crochet flower from my friend Lesley (thank you sweetie) and rhinestone brad from Kate (thanks hun).

Friday, 23 April 2010

Sweet child of mine



Morning! and oh what a beautiful morning it is. Thought I would share with you my amazing bargain from Tesco's. I cleared the shelves (well eight of them) of these lovely canvas covered photo albums I found for just £1 each. They also came in a lovely turquoise colour too and have journalling lines on one side and a self laminating pocket on the front for photos.

I have really gone to town with this swirl from Stampin' Up!s baroque motifs set. I stamped with whisper white craft ink on the outside and added the super yummy stitched felt flowers and also added some co-ordinating stamping to the inside too.

Hope you like :D enjoy your weekend and see you on Monday xx

Supplies from Stampin' Up!
Stamps: Baroque motifs and out of the box (hostess set). Ink: Whisper white craft and pretty in pink. Misc: Sweet pea stitched felt. Other: Doodlebug letters, PTI button and button twine.

Wednesday, 21 April 2010

Paper gangsta


Hello again, not much going on at the mo. Which probably isn't the best thing to say on a blog as we usually visit it them to be entertained and inspired ha! These little numbers were made to match the tags I posted a bit ago here. Again the butterflies are made with the heart punch outs glued top to tail and wrapped with paper twine.

Hopefully I can think of something witty by the next time you call by :D Have a great day & see you soon xx

Supplies from Stampin' Up!
Ink: Pumpkin pie, pixie pink and tempting turquoise. Card stock: Pumpkin pie, pixie pink, tempting turquoise and kraft. Other: PTI: buttons, polka dot basic backgrounds and daily design sentiments. Black paper twine from Ikea.

Monday, 19 April 2010

Lazing on a sunny afternoon



Morning and how are you :D hope you are enjoying this beautiful weather. It makes everything feel a little more positive and smiley :D My card for today is for the design team 'pink' challenge over at ILWS, where we had to use a combination of three pinks on our projects. Super simple one with the added touch of a punched out heart shape from a post it note. Using it as a mask and stamping polka dots over it and removing to then stamp my sentiment.

Me babbling on as per but I am really happy to announce the WINNER of the devotion to the dream customer candy who is............... JUDY yay!!!  I will pop it in the post for you tomorrow Judy and a massive thanks go to all my customers :D

Have a great day & see you soon xx

Supplies from Stampin' Up!
Stamp: Occasional greetings and dot, dot, dot.  Ink: Basic black and pink passion.  Card stock: Whisper white and pixie pink.
Other: PTI button.  Tools used: Full heart punch and sewing machine

Friday, 16 April 2010

Everybody's freeeeeeee to feel good

*This customer candy is now closed thank you :D *

To kick off the launch of Stampin' Up!s new mini catalogue I am having another give away of this brand new neighbors set and also 10 metres of Stampin' Up! ribbon. Anyone who has placed an order with me this year and places an order with me over the next two weeks will go into the draw for these yummy goodies. I will draw the winner on Friday 16th of April.

Have a great day & good luck to all my customers :D

Friday on my mind

Hello Friday and hope you are all well. Last of the cards from my stationary box (here). Sorry the pics are a bit dark - shame the weather didn't reflect the sunny colours I've used on the love notes and card when they were took.

Anyhoo a really super quicky today. It's my son's birthday party tomorrow and of course (it's my own bloomin fault) all concerned expect a luxury hand made party bag LOL!

Have a great weekend & see you Monday with the results of my customer blog candy xx

Supplies from Stampin' Up!
Stamps: A bit of birthday cheer. Ink: Pink passion, black stazon and rose red. Card stock: Whisper white, old olive and pink passion. Papers and die cut motifs from the sunny day scrappin kit. Misc: paper clip from clip assortment pack.
Other: PTI: take note stamps, background basics hearts, basic button bits, daily design sentiment and ripe avocado twill ribbon.

Wednesday, 14 April 2010

Keep it in the family


Hello and a good morning to you all. What a difference all this lovely weather makes - I feel so springy! More inside 'stuff' from the stationery box I made for my sister in law. I have made a few of these over the last couple of years and had the template from the now legendary Jackie Topa here (bare in mind when making it though that the cards are American sized).


This set is made mostly with the sunny day scrappin kit from Stampin' Up! and I love all the colours in it - so fresh and happy. I did a little paper folding on the card above, this technique is every where at the moment and is so simple to do and looks fabulous.


It's my little one's birthday today so we are off for some smiles and jelly and ice cream - Happy Birthday sweet cheeks :D Hope you have a sunny day and see you soon xx

Supplies from Stampin' Up!
Stamps: Tiny tags. Ink: Tempting turquoise, pink passion and versamark.
Paper, die cut accents and card stock from the sunny day scrappin kit.
Misc: Whisper white card stock, filigree brads and tempting turquoise 1/4" grosgrain ribbon.
Other: PTI raspberry fizz paper, daily design and communique sentiments.

Monday, 12 April 2010

You win again

Drum roll pleeeeeease ????????????????????????


And the winner is


Whoooo hoooo - it's you Kella. A huge congratulations on winning my super stash giveaway and thank you to all who entered. Please drop me a line here with your details and I will pop your goodies in the post to you :D

I thought instead of using boring old random org, I would give a very excited 5 year old his five minutes of fame. Hee hee, I did have to laugh though as he thought it was a draw for CANDY! the sweety kind and asked if his name was in the basket LOL!


A little pic today of a recent stationary box I made for my SIL's birthday. I will have more on it tomorrow of the cards on the inside and where I had the template to make it. But I have to dash. Have a super smashing great day & see you soon xx

Sunday, 11 April 2010

Celebrate good times c'mon!

*THIS CANDY IS NOW CLOSED*


We gonna celebrate my blogaverssary (? spelling, who the heck knows how to spell a non real word in any case lol!) Yes one year ago on the 4th of April I embarked on this great journey and what a blast I have had and the friends I could have only dreamt to meet :D To thank you all for making the experience a dream I will be having this super stash giveaway on the 11th of April at 7pm (I can only ship in in the UK sorry). All you have to do is to give me a little mention on your blog and link back to here and leave a comment on this post. Good luck one and all :D

Candy includes: Set of six brand new wood mounted stamps from denami design, set of 12 brush tip markers, 1 bag of assorted papertrey ink buttons, K&Co mini tag book, 1 box of mixed prima flowers, queen & co felt border, 2 packs of making memories defined stickers, 1 pack of assorted dew drops and 3 metres of vintage seam binding.

Friday, 9 April 2010

True colours


Morning and I hope this Friday finds you well :D Lots to chat about today, I will start with my card which was for the sketch challenge over at in love with stamping. I have to say I am in love with the mini background stamps I used on the flowers in this project :D

Secondly a quick reminder that my super stash give away blog candy is being drawn on Sunday evening. Please pop to this post here to find out how to win :D Thirdly I would like to let everyone know that I only have a few of the gorgeous sweet pea collections (see here) left in stock which are ready to go now. I will be ordering more to make up the collections, but if you wanted them straight away you can email me here.

Finally and most amazingly Stampin Up! have announced a major (and lucious) colour renovation of all of their current colour families. The new colour palette is organized into four collections: Subtles, Brights, Regals, and Neutrals. You will see 25 of the current colours remaining, and fifteen new colours will be added to the core colour lines. Check the colour charts to see what the new collections look like, and what colours will be retiring.

New colour collections (from 01/10/10)Fond farewell to retiring colours - available for purchase up until 31/09/10
Well I did say I wanted to chat lol! I am so happy and excited about the the new colour collections and and of course like every crafter they want it all NOW! hee hee. Also I have to bear in mind that I will have to stock up on some of colours that are retiring too :D

Have a great weekend and if you are still hanging in there with me I will be at the funky hand craft fayre in the Ostreme Centre in Mumbles - Swansea tomorrow (Saturday) all day :D.

Tara for now xx

Supplies from Stampin' Up!
Stamps: Dot,dot, dot, A-Z an occasional greetings. Ink: Basic grey.
Card stock: Kraft, basic grey and bashful blue. Misc: Die cut bashful blue blooms.
Other: PTI buttons, spring rain twill and twine.

Wednesday, 7 April 2010

Nice one Cyril




Helloooo peeps - how are we all :D A little something for the boys today, I try and make some fun kids cards while I am in the mood to do them. So I have a nice little stash on hand for those bouncy castle, football, rollerskating and other such "fun" parties I get "invited" to these days LOL!

I also made this for the 2 button, 2 brad and 1 image challenge over at in love with stamping forum. My tidbit for today is, if unsure about colouring your images, don't worry too much with shading and fussing - I was overworking the images at first and in the end I found if you simply colour the image it looked so much better :D

Have a great day & see you soon xx

Supplies from Stampin' Up!
Card stock: Ballet blue, real red and whisper white. Ink: Black stazon. Misc: Black brads.
Other: Pink cat studio - sporty billy stamps. PTI buttons, red embroidery thread, core'dinations black magic card stock. Copics and sewing machine.

Monday, 5 April 2010

Lazy bones sleeping in the sun

I don't know about you but after being off work for a bit I just can't seem to get back into the swing of things. I have been off work for nearly two weeks and of course my little one is on Easter break. So it has been lazy days mixed with rambles, bike rides and off on adventures. I don't know how I will survive having to go back to work tomorrow (sniff).

These little tags were made as part of the mad evening of challenges we just had over at the in love with stamping forum. I was part host and challenge setter for the evening. It was such fun, my challenge was punch art. I challenged all the ladies to come up with some sort of new and wonderful creature or creations with their punched out or die cut bits and bobs. I made these butterflies for inspiration for the challengees. They are actually hearts punched out from stamped card stock with a hand held punch and laid top to tail with some paper twine wrapped around the middle.

Hope you like them (sorry the pics are not beautified - completely run out of time). Have a great day & see you soon xx

Supplies from Stampin' Up!
Card stock: Kraft, pink passion, pumpkin pie and tempting turquoise.
Ink: Pink passion, tempting turquoise and pumpkin pie.
Other: PTI polka dot basics II backgrounds and sentiment. Sewing machine and heart punch.

Friday, 2 April 2010

I want to ride my bicycle


Morning all, just a super quick post today - off on our Easter ramble today. Have taken the old stabilizers of my little one's bike! so I suppose that means lots of bruised knees and child proof swearing(blinkin flip, oh crisps, ystradmynych etc) from myself lol!

This is my design team card for the 2 brad, 2 button, 1 image challenge over at In love with stamping. Great fun as always - please pop over for a play or just for a nose :D It's a big weekend for us over on the forum too with the CUP CHALLENGE on Saturday night. I have heard it is a hysterical evening of timed challenges with prizes too I believe. Trimmers and ink at the ready ladies - c'mon!

Happy Easter to you all, I hope you have a weekend full of family, friends and fun :D

Supplies from Stampin' Up! (unless stated).
Stamps: Tiny tags and a bit of birthday cheer. Ink: Pink passion and garden green.
Card stock: Kraft, garden green, pink passion and whisper white.
Paper: Sweet pea designer series paper pack.
Misc: Silver brads. Other: PTI buttons and home made felt flowers.