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Wednesday, 28 September 2011

Snowflakes, Snowflakes & More Snowflakes - Simon Says Stamp DT Card

Good morning peeps,
This card seems a bit strange to me!!! Puzzled, I know I am lol. This was my DT card that I had almost finished for last weeks Simon Says Stamp challenge post but due to being in so much pain I couldn't put the finishing touches to it so didn't join my lovely teamies for last weeks challenge, and I think this is why it seems strange as I haven't actually made a whole card for today's challenge I've just adapted it a bit if you know what I mean, and if you haven't a clue what I mean, just give up lol.

This weeks challenge is at
is

This week my lovely teamies and I are showcasing BRADS, and I'm kind of still showcasing MY FAVOURITE THINGS from last week showcase special too lol.

This is my 3rd Christmas card this month so I am entering Hjertbodens Christmas Challenge to make 3 cards a month, my others can be found HERE & HERE
Ingredients -
Medium - Copics
Flowers - Prima & Stash
Pearls - Hero Arts
Sentiment - Magnolia
Pin - homemade

As always our lovely Heidi is sponsoring our challenge with a mahoosive $50 in store spending spree to one lucky winner.
Don't forget to keep an eye on the SIMON SAYS STAMP STORE BLOG too and see what lovely new products are arriving in store and the generous candy giveaways

I can't remember which sketch I had originally started following but luckily I hadn't attached the image so I adapted it and popped a panel in so it fits a current sketch.
I really must try and catch up with some challenges, I'm just struggling to spend long periods of time on my laptop I keep having to get up and shuffling around or it feels like my back is seizing up, but a big thank you to all the lovely peeps who've taken the time to alert me to some challenge wins
I'm entering my card in the following challenges -
Sketch Saturday - fab sketch, Inky Impressions - punches or dies, Penny's Paper Crafty - anything goes, Make It Monday - anything goes linky party, Ooh La La - punches & dies, Stamps & Fun = Creativity - anything goes, Corrosive - punches &/or dies, Lollipop Crafts - anything goes, Sparkles Forum - sparkle

I'm on day 15 of no hoovering, it's killing me girls but rest assured as soon as my my back pain lets me I'll be making the most of it & even hoovering the ceilings lol.
Jodie attempted to hoover the other day as hubby was going to work & had left her instructions to do it to keep me happy, I couldn't cope with watching & she was shocked to discover upstairs needed hoovering as well !!!! When she'd finished she flopped in the chair and said "why the hell do you do that every day mum, I'm knackered" lol.
Thanks for stopping by


Tuesday, 27 September 2011

Candy Winners & A Little More Followers Sweet Stuff

Good morning peeps,
Sorry I am late with my candy winners.
I've whirred up random.org and the winner of my blogversary candy is
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Thank you all so much for sending so many beautiful cards and gifts for Lyndall, I know how much Cheryl appreciated all your efforts too & our lovely Cheryl has some fab piccy's of the benefit night for Lyndall on her blog
and for a limited time only there are some gorgeous digi images available to buy with the proceeds going to Lyndall's fund, click the pic for more details


Rather than write down everyones names who kindly donated a card for Lyndall I whirred up random.org again and the first number it picked for my little mini candy who sent a card for Lyndall
 wins 2 new release Lili of the Valley Christmas stamps and some decorative pins is

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number 159
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Congrats ladies please email me your full names and postal addy's to
As soon as I can manage to shuffle to the post office or hubby has a day off work and goes into town I will get your goodies in the post.

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Now for a little new candy for one of my lovely followers which is Christmas themed this time -
1 x new release Memory Box snowflakes border die
1 x Bildmalarna stamp
Decorative pins
2 x Magnolia bauble stamps (donated by my friend Ali who bought these not realising she already had them, thanks Ali x)
The usual rules apply & please play nice and only enter once to make it fair for everyone.
Pop your name in Mr Linky, if he has gone off for a wander please pop back and enter when he returns.
I will close this candy on 31st October & go back to monthly candy then rather than drawing it on random dates so I know where I am then, well hopefully anyway lol.



Sunday, 25 September 2011

Boozy Beer Mats - Totally Tilda DT

Good morning peeps,
I can't believe I haven't posted on my blog for a whole week!
I wasn't able to join my lovely Simon Says Stamp or Paper Play girlie's this week as I've been in so much pain I have been unable to sit at my desk in my craft room and finish my DT projects.
I am getting really annoyed with myself now & how I am so limited in what I can do at the moment, so I'm a right grump lol. I had no idea how painful a slipped disc is, I haven't even hoovered or slept in my bed for 12 days now, the doctor said a memory foam mattress is a definite no no for sleeping on with a slipped disc so I did as she said and tried to sleep on the floor which was hell getting down on the floor and I must have looked like a beached whale trying to get up off the floor so haven't tried that again lol. I'm not missing hubby's snoring but I don't half miss my hoovering lol.
 Whinging over lets get down to business.

Today is new challenge day at
& this fortnight the challenge is

Thankfully Jodie nabbed me some beer mats for this challenge when she did some bar work in the holidays so I had everything planned & die cut, stamped & coloured, embellies sorted etc all ready in a tray waiting to be put together and all I had to do was cut my designer paper and assemble while propped up on my sofa. There was going to be a fourth little mat attached but these 3 took a ridiculous amount of days to make & I couldn't manage to do anymore so it's stayed as a 3 beer mat wall hanging which I'm quite pleased with despite not looking forward to this challenge I really enjoyed making them lol.
As always those fabulous Tilda girlie's have some gorgeous inspiration for you, pop over and take a peek.
All images have been coloured with Copics, the flowers are a mix of Prima, Kort & Godt & Wild Orchid, all the edges have been distressed with Vintage Photo distressed ink, and the sparkle is Platinum & Stardust Stickles. I've used a Cropodile to set the eyelets, all images are cut out with nesties & the ribbons are from my stash.

 Ingredients for the top beer mat -
Tools - Magnolia Doo Hickeys, Tilda Lace, & Old Oak tree, Woodware mini butterfly punch, MS Frond leaf punch

Ingredients for the middle beer mat -
Ingredients for the bottom beer mat -
Magnolia mini scarecrow Tilda, Melissa Frances & Kraft paper, Prima lace, Homemade pin, Raffia & skeleton leaves from stash
Tools - Magnolia Doo Hickey, Tilda lace, Heart swirls, Marianne Creatables decorative elegance die

I'm entering my wall hanging in the following challenges -
 TOMIC - Fall & the sketch.
Crafts 4 Eternity - Autumn days
Crafty Purple Frog - Fall into Fall
Hanna & Friends - anything goes

A little reminder that there is one more week left to enter our
challenge at

One more thing before I go, while linking up my supplies I noticed there are big savings to be made on
as well as loads of other special offers in the STAMPTEMBER SPECIAL at

hop on over and grab some bargains if I leave you any lol.

OMG I have just realised I have not announced my candy winners, I'm so sorry peeps I totally forgot, I will check the entries and fire up random.org & announce the winners tomorrow.
Thanks for stopping by

Sunday, 18 September 2011

Skateboarding Lessons! - Addicted To Stamps DT Card

Good morning peeps,
I woke up to the biggest mess ever in my kitchen, Jodie, Gareth, my beautiful nephew Rob and loads of friends all started off having a few drinks here last night & then went clubbing to celebrate Jode's birthday. I hadn't realised they all came back here in the early hours and carried on partying, my kitchen was a right state, glasses, plates, empty bottles, & Gareth's clothes all over the place so I'm guessing after a lot of drinks he did his usual strip, he's not shy my boy lol.
OMG I messed up and fell asleep yesterday when trying to do some blogging & type my post which I intended to schedule but I only got as far as uploading my piccys, I also entered a totally wrong link in a challenge! Oh lord I blame the Diazepam I'm taking for the back pain, I swear I don't even know what planet I'm on lol. I've just taken another so fingers crossed I manage to publish this and make sense with my waffle lol.

Today is new challenge day at
and this fortnight the challenge is

We are welcoming two new ladies to our little ATS family & as always my super talented teamies have some beautiful inspiration for you, please pop over and take a peek and come and join us in the challenge
Ingredients -
Image - Magnolia
Medium - Copics
Papers - Pion
Flowers - Kort & Godt, Prima & Wild Orchid
Pearls - Melissa Frances
Sentiment - Cats Life Press
Pin - homemade
Tools - MS Cherished PATP, nesties, Marianne Creatables decorative elegance die
This was another card I had made for Jodie' birthday for Gareth to give to her and again there is a reason for the image I've used!
Gareth has tried giving Jode skateboarding lessons many times and he's got loads of videos of her trying to skateboard on his phone and judging by these she'll never manage it, they are hilarious and usually end up with Jodie flat on her back rolling around laughing

I'm entering my card in the following challenges -
Sweet Sketch Wednesday - sketch (rotated), Fairytale - sports, Corrosive - punches & or dies, Crafting For All Seasons - birthdays, My Mum's Craft Shop - happy birthday, Cute Card Thursday - anything goes, Top Tip Tuesday - birthday time

My baby sis is coming around this morning as she's visiting from Plymouth for a couple of days so I really must attempt to hobble around & sort my kitchen out so I can at least get to the kettle lol.
Thanks for stopping by

Saturday, 17 September 2011

Memories!

Hello peeps,
Today is my baby girls 19th Birthday, I remember my 19th birthdays well, I should do really I had enough of them lol. I always dreaded being the big 30 because as a child I used to tell everyone "my mum's really old she's 30" so I decided to stay 19 for 12 years until I was 31 as 31 was fine I didn't have a problem with that age lol.
It's a bittersweet day for Jodie, her birthday is always tinged with sadness as her friend Sophie should also be with her celebrating their shared birthday but Sophie sadly died of meningitis just over a year ago. They didn't get to go clubbing and buy their first alcholic drink together but like last year Jodie's first vodka will be a toast to Sophie & she'll always be in our thoughts.

The image I've used on Jodie's card I had to buy the minute I saw it as I knew it would be just perfect for Jode with her shoe obsession!
Ingredients -
Image - Mo Manning
Medium - Copics
Paper - Magnolia & DCWV
Flowers - Prima & stash
Pin - homemade
Tools - nesties, MS PATP, Magnolia Doo Hickey heart swirls & antique lace border die, Woodware butterfly die, Spellbinder tags die

Note the shoes are designed by Christian Louboutin lol.
 The quote / sentiment is made of vellum and is from a DCWV quotes book which I forgot I had until I discovered it during a rummage in my stash

The photo below is the reason I had to buy the sweet image
She looked so cute.
I took this photo of Jode at my oldest friend Petal's wedding when Jodie was only 19 months old and had a real thing for shoes. These were Petal's nice new stain wedding shoes but Jode spent the majority of the day and evening wearing them so the poor Bride had to go barefoot lol
 I'm entering my card in the following challenges -
 Mo's Digital Challenges - lets celebrate, CES - embellish me more, One Stop Craft - girlie, Sweet Stampin' - flowers, Card Makin' Mamas - punches, If The Shoe Fits - bejeweled blue, Flutterby Wednesday - anything goes, Kelley's Kids - girly girl, Delightful Challenges - girly girl

I've had a bit of a mishap and have slipped a disc in my back and my god it's painful, honestly I reckon I should just wrap myself in cotton wool and stay in bed where it's safer lol. It's difficult to sit upright for very long so I've not been able to do any card making or blogging for the past few days so apologies to those of you I haven't made it round to.
Thanks for stopping by

Wednesday, 14 September 2011

Tilda The Angel - Simon Says Stamp DT Card

Good morning peeps,
Today is the day my baby girl goes back to college after a very long summer holiday, they broke up in early May so that's a 4 month holiday which I think is a ridiculously long break. Jode is going to be a nightmare getting up in the mornings, but at least her mobile phone bill should go back to normal, I can't believe she'd gone over her huge contract allowance and cost me a small fortune last month, mummy wasn't happy I can tell you, flipping kids lol.

Today is new challenge day at
and this week our challenge is

Oh yes I'm going to do it to you again like in my last post, I've picked a lovely song so are you ready to sing with me?

I sit and wait
Does an angel contemplate my fate
And do they know
The places where we go
When we´re grey and old
´cos I´ve been told
that salvation lets their wings unfold
So when I’m lying in my bed
Thoughts running through my head
And I feel that love is dead
I’m loving angels instead ............

My card is of course inspired by the scrummy Robbie Williams song
ANGELS


Ingredients -
Image - Sparkling Tilda, Magnolia, she's so cute & I love the mini Sparkling Tilda too
Medium - Copics
Papers - My Minds Eye
Pearls - Hero Arts
Sentiment - Magnolia
Large Brad - American Crafts
Rose - Prima
I have made a snowflake circle around the edge of the nestie by using the corner punch snowflake from the Aspen punch around the page and the MS Artic snowflake. All the snowflakes have been covered in lots of diamond stickles for that lovely sparkle.
As always our lovely Heidi is sponsoring our challenge with a whopping $50 in store spending spree for the lucky winner.

Don't forget there are lots of
in store and lots of giveaways & new goodies to see on the
I'm entering my card in the following challenges -
Just Magnolia - sketch, Magical Monday - anything goes, Make It Monday - anything goes, Christmas Inspirations - glitter, Dream Valley - inspirational piccy (colours), Simply Magnolia - anything goes, Dutch Magnolia Lovers - Christmas, Stamp Something - something to say goodbye, Secret Crafter - inspired by a song (Angels), CES - magical/spooky, Crafty Ribbons - festive cheer, Crafty Catz - ribbon, Fussy & Fancy followers challenge - celebrations

Come on girls lets finish with the chorus -

And through it all
She offers me protection
A lot of love and affection
Whether I'm right or wrong
And down the waterfall
Wherever it may take me
I know that life won't break me
When I come to call
She won't forsake me
I'm lovin' angels instead......

You'll be humming / singing it all day with any luck lol.
Before I go I want to say a huge thank you to our lovely Heidi & Steph for another very generous DT spend, woo hoo I'm off shopping.
Thanks for stopping by

Sunday, 11 September 2011

Goin' To The Chapel - Totally Tilda DT card

Good morning peeps,
I was engrossed watching the rugby and realised I hadn't scheduled or even written up my DT post so I'm a little later than usual, oops my bad, time for blogging now Ireland won lol.

Today is new challenge day at
this fortnight our challenge is
Please use a bride Tilda, and little Edwin is invited too.

I've got that song in my head by the Crystals -
Goin' to the chapel and we're gonna get married.
Goin' to the chapel and we're gonna get married.
Gee, I really love you and we're, gonna get married.
Goin' to the chapel of love.

Is it in yours now too lol.
Ingredients -
Medium - Copics
Papers - Magnolia
Lace - The Ribbon Girl
Sentiment - Crafts 4 You (thanks Blondie x)
Sparkle - crystal glamour dust & diamond stickles
Tools - MS Cherry Blossom PATP, Magnolia Doo Hickey Butterfly & Romantic Lace, Marianne Creatables decorative elegance, Nesties 
Skin - E0000, E000, E00, E11, R20
Hair - E25, E31, E29, E53
Tilda - C00, C1, B60, B63, G94, G99
Edwin & Church - C00, CI, C3, C5, C7, W2
The pin is homemade & the flowers are a mix of Kort & Godt, Prima, Wild Orchid & stash

I'm entering my card in the following challenges -
CPL - fab sketch, Stamp Something - anything goes, Fairytale - flowers & lace, Secret Crafter - inspired by a song, Goin' to the chapel by the Crystals, Fussy & Fancy followers challenge - celebration, My Mum's Craft Shop - layer it up, Stampavie & More - pearls & lace, Papertake - anything goes


Don't forget peeps you still have 1 more week to enter our
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Today is hubby's last shift at work before his holiday so I really want to make the most of having some guilt free craft time before he gets home in the morning, I just need some inspiration so a little hopping is in order.
Thanks for stopping by

Thursday, 8 September 2011

Bee Happy - Paper Play DT Card

Good morning peeps,
I am not talking about hubby's new baby today as that dragon & that Mr Stacey are in my bad books, no make that very bad books & my poor nerves are shot to pieces lol.
What shall I waffle about instead of my traumatic incidents, ummmmm, my car is poorly so I couldn't go shopping & just when I need chocolate most to settle my nerves, how flipping typical lol.

Today is new challenge day at
PAPER PLAY
& this week I have set the challenge which is
2 OR MORE STAMPED IMAGES

I have inked up a couple of sweet Magnolia's that I have had sat in one of my drawers all neglected and unloved for that long I can't even remember buying them, shocking lol.
I am going to spend some time sorting through my baskets & drawers of stamps and put all the ones I still haven't used in a box, or maybe two boxes, awaiting an inking & try really hard to resist buying anymore until I've used at least half of them, says the woman who opened another package of the new release LOTV's yesterday, & why the heck did I need them I haven't even inked the first launch yet, madness lol.
Ingredients -
Images - All Magnolia, Honey Tilda, for the mini click HEREHoney JarBee's
Medium - Copics
Flowers - Kort & Godt & Wild Orchid
Papers - home made
Tools - Magnolia Doo Hickeys - Old Swedish Lace & Heart Swirls, Marianne Creatables Decorative Elegance, MS Cherish PATP
To make the papers I randomly stamped the very small Bee's from the Chasing Butterflies collection & the Bumble Bee from the Sweet Rainbow collection on the back of some old designer papers that I didn't like & were left over in a pad, then I inked the paper all over with scattered straw distress ink & cut and dry foam, and then coloured each bee in using Copics, this was when I regretted stamping so many lol.
I'm entering my card in the following challenges -
TOMIC - make your own background, Midnight Madness - fabby sketch, Make It Monday - anything goes, iCopic - glitter, The Pixie Cottage - mellow yellow

 I'm off to call the RAC & sit down for a good blogging session while I'm waiting for a nice man to hopefully come and fix my car.
Thanks for stopping by

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