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Sunday, 30 September 2012

Candy Reminder & The Bearded Gnome - Addicted To Stamps DT Card

Hello peeps,
This is my second post today so if you missed the first one please keep scrolling as I have a special discount code for 25% off all Magnolia products and a little candy in the previous post :)
I am not publishing the comments of the lovely people who have entered my candy in my previous special STAMPtember post yet as they have the answers to my question!

Talking of candy I will be closing my blogversary candy tonight so if you are one of my lovely followers & want a chance of winning a gift voucher for Simon Says Stamp, Saturated Canary or Wee Stamps & you haven't entered already this is your last chance to enter HERE :)

It's new challenge day at
& this fortnight we have a lovely
Ingredients -
Image - Bearded Gnome, Vilda, Medium - Copics, Papers - Pion & Hero Arts kraft, Flowers - Wild Orchid & Kort & Godt, Sentiment - Cats Life Press, Postmarks - Lili Of The Valley, Stars - Studio Calico, Twine - Hemptique, Pins - homemade & Maya Road, Seam binding & white swirl branch - The Ribbon Girl, bundle of twigs - from an old Christmas garland, Pearls - Melissa Frances, Sparkle - crystal stickles
Tools - Nesties, Memory Box Amira flourish (cut in half), sewing machine
 The Copic colours I've used are -
skin - E11, E00, E000, E93, beard - C3, C1, C00, boots - W6, W4, W2, W0, hat & gloves - B21, B000, B0000
Here is Nadell's fabby sketch to play with
 I'm entering my card in the following challenges -
Hjertebodens Juleblogg - blue & brown Christmas (my other 2 cards for the challenge are HERE & HERE), Inspire Me Fridays - anything goes, Challenges 4 Everybody - anything goes
I don't know what it is about this little gnome but it was love at first sight & I knew I had to have him come to live with me lol.
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STAMPtember Celebrations, Discount Code & Candy

Good morning lovely peeps,
Today I have the huge honor of being featured on the 
and helping to wrap up an amazing month of STAMPtember celebrations at 
 Heidi, Steph and all the Simon Says Stamp family are such truly lovely people & it's such a pleasure & an honor for me to also be a part of the Simon Says Stamp family :)

Simon Says Stamp was founded in 2002 with an interest in exclusively selling rubber stamps. It didn’t take long until we realized we couldn’t stop there. During the past 10 years we celebrate rubber stamping in its full glory by giving access to people around the world to a one stop shop. Rubber stamps still remain the heart of our business and we are celebrating by hosting a STAMPtember™ event intended to inspire, educate, and celebrate the greatness of rubber stamping.Part of the enticement of rubber stamping is that stamps can be used in creating or complementing ANYTHING!From stamping dates on bank documents and postage parcels in the early 18th century,rubber stamping has dramatically expanded to include card making,scrapbooking, mixed media and many forms of altering and expressing art.

As my regular visitors know I adore Magnolia Stamps & I'm so happy that is what I am featuring today :)
I have a couple of little sneak peeks for you


My whole cards can only be seen on the 
SIMON SAYS STAMP STORE BLOG

I feel famous lol :)

Heidi has very generously given me a discount code for my visitors for a fabulous
in the SIMON SAYS STAMP SUPERSTORE up until 11:59pm EST on October 3rd, thanks so much Heidi xx. 

The code you need to enter to claim your discount is
MAG25

As STAMPtember has been a special month for us all at SIMON SAYS STAMP I thought I'd also throw in a little candy to share and have chosen the perfect little Tilda to end the STAMPtember celebrations and she is 
All you need to do to be in with a chance of winning this little cutie is count how many different Magnolia stamps I have used in total on my two STAMPtember cards and pop back and leave me a comment with your answer :)

Don't forget to leave a comment on my post on the STORE BLOG too for a chance to win a lovely candy bundle from SIMON SAYS STAMP :)
I'll let this little candy run while the discount code is valid and will announce the winner later in the week.

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Wednesday, 26 September 2012

Merry Christmas - Simon Says Stamp DT Card

Hello peeps,
Hubby has been away for a couple of days taking one of his residents away on a mini break and I have actually caught up with a few crafty makes on my to do list and caught up with lots of blogging friends :)

I often get asked how long a card takes me to make and the honest answer is hours! I'm not one of these people who can knock out several cards a day, for one I never sit still long enough & if I don't have a particular stamp or papers in mind that I want to use it's a task in itself trying to decide lol. I also fiddle & rearrange embellies for a ridiculous amount of time, & I wander off and potter around the house or garden, the dogs usually need a run in the field at some point during the card making process as I can't cope with those big brown eyes pleading with me to take them out, and then my shoulder will need a rest, I'll need coffee & then there's the unexpected visitors who also need coffee, sound familiar or am I just a real fidget who tries to do twenty different things at once which is why a card takes me forever to make lol.

Today is new challenge day at
& this week it's that old favourite

My lovely teamies & I are featuring October Afternoon products on our cards this week, if you have them we'd love to see them but as always it's not compulsory to enter our challenge :)
 Ingredients -
Image - Magnolia, Tilda with Cat, Medium - Copics, Doily - Royal Lace, Charm - Darice, Pearls - Melissa Frances, Flowers - Magnolia Gardenia & Rose, Wooden snowflake - Maya Road, Sparkle - dazzling diamonds glimmer mist
 The Copic Colours I've used are -
skin - E11, E00, E000, R20, E93, hair - E44, E43, E41, dress - R89, R59, R39 / C1, C00, waistcoat - W2, W0, W00, sign - W4, W2, W00, cat - C3, C1, C0, C00, RV63
As always our lovely Heidi is sponsoring our challenge with a fabby $50 is store spending spree
Simon Says Stamp Challenge Blog
Don't forget an amazing month of STAMPtember celebrations continues on the SIMON SAYS STAMP STORE BLOG with so many lovely prizes, discount codes and guest designers galore :)
Keep Pinning those products my fellow Pinterest addicts, I love the way I am discovering new products on Pinterest as well as in store :)
My STAMPtember board is HERE, you may just find a little Magnolia or two pinned on there lol.
My lovely friend Janette keeps asking "how do I get out" as she's well and truly hooked too. I would say don't even bother trying just keep pinning lol.
I'm entering my card in the following challenges -
Make It Monday - anything goes, Inspire Me Friday - anything goes, Just Magnolia - use something new (stamp & papers)
I'm sat here like lady muck as I've pulled the recliner out so I've got my feet up and I've been daydreaming watching the rain hit the window. I'm all snuggled and comfy & hubby will be home this evening so I think I'll leave the long dog walk for him today as he's bound to have missed taking the puppy's out, looking out the window at that rain that's my theory and I'm sticking to it lol.
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Sunday, 23 September 2012

Let's Play Bingo - Totally Tilda DT Card & Mini Candy Winner


Hello peeps,
I am back and ready to play :) Thanks so much for all your get well wishes, it turned out it was food poisioning I had so no wonder I felt so flipping poorly, but on the bright side at least it wasn't anything contageous thankfully.

Yesterday I had one of my full on rants about how nobody in my house ever cleans up after themselves they all just looked at each other & hubby eventually braved muttering "nice to hear you're better" I'm not convinced he was being sincere lol.

Today I have the first card I have made in well over a week to share and it's my 
DT card as it's new challenge day, & this fortnight we are playing 
 Ingredients -
Image - Magnolia, Medium - Copics, Papers - Pion, Postmarks & Sentiment - Lilli Of The Valley, Flowers - Wild Orchid & Kort & Godt, Twine - Hemptique, Charms - Darice, Seam Binding & Bling - The Ribbon Girl, Pearls - Hero Arts, Lace - stash, Sparkle - Donna Salazar Sugar Shimmer, Stars - Studio Calico
Tools - Nesties, Hero Arts White embossing powder, Versamark ink pad, MS Eyelet Lace PATP & Himalayan & Aspen snowflake punches, Magnolia Doo Hickey - Mistletoe & vintage lace, Vintage Photo distressed ink pad, heat tool & sewing machine
 The Copic colours I've used are -
skin - E11, E00, E000, R20, E93, hair - E44, E43, E41, dress & tights - R20, R00, R0000 / W1, W0 / C1, C0, C00, wings - C3, C1, C00
Here is the bingo grid our lovely Dawn has created for us to play with, I've gone all out & have got a full house :)
 I'm entering my card in the following challenges -
Stamptacular - bling it on, 2 Sisters - things with wings, Challenge Up Your Life - fantasy, Craftymess - distressed / aged, Secret Crafter - distressing, Sweet Stampin' - how charming, Just Keep On Creating - Christmas is around the corner, Ladybug Crafts - anything goes, Sparkles Forumn Christmas challenge - sparkle & bling, The Crafters Cafe - stitching, Brown Sugar - anything goes, Christmas Stampin' All Year Long - stitching, Inspire Me Fridays - anything goes, Just Magnolia - what's new (stamp & papers), Simply Create Too - anything goes, Tilda's Town - CAS or fussy & fancy, Delightful Challenges - distressed, Crafting For All Seasons - things with wings, Stampavie & More - glitter/sparkle
I have actually managed to remember to draw my mini candy winner on the day I said I would so I hope you are impressed lol. 
The winner of this little surprise bag of Whiff Of Joy stamps 

as picked by Random.Org is

Congrats hunny please email me - moominstacey@live.co.uk your full name and postal addy and I will get your little surprise in the post to you.

It's so wet, windy & cold here I've switched the heating on & I'm going to catch up with bloggy friends and maybe do a bit of colouring. I'm so pleased hubby is off work as that means it's his job to wrap up and walk the dogs, that is of course when he eventually tears himself away from watching what is in my opinion the world's most boring sport, cricket, yaaaaaaaawn lol!
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Wednesday, 19 September 2012

Mini Candy

Hello peeps,
Apologies for my blog suddenly going so quiet, I've spent a few days tucked up in bed feeling really rubbish or holding my head over a bucket vomiting for England lol. I got up for a couple of hours yesterday & shuffled to the sofa still in my pj's, but today I am dressed & have managed to keep small sips of drink inside me, & I know I'm feeling better as I've noticed all the housework that needs doing which I was oblivious to yesterday, I don't have the energy to do anything about it today but thinking about it is a start lol.

I wasn't able to join my lovely Addicted To Stamps teamies on Sunday as to be honest cards never even entered my head, and unfortunately I can't join my lovely Simon Says Stamp or Paper Play teamies this week either due to my nice quiet crafting weekend I had planned not happening, so instead of a DT card I have a surprise mini candy to share :)
I have one surprise bag containing 5 Whiff Of Joy rubber stamps on offer today.
All you need to do to if you'd like to win this little bag of candy is leave a comment on this post between now & Saturday & I'll announce the winner on Sunday when fingers crossed I'll have a new DT card to share :)

Before I go have all you fellow Magnolia fans ordered your Fall Stamp Club as the orders close tomorrow? If you haven't & don't want to miss it HERE is the link.
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Wednesday, 12 September 2012

We're So Trendy - Simon Says Stamp DT Card

Hello peeps,
I had a right telling off from nurse Marion yesterday, I only went for my asthma check up & after discussing the pro's & con's of the Kindle v books, Marions holiday to Africa etc, we started talking about the amount of insect bites people are suffering this year & I mentioned I have a big nasty bite on my back & two small one's on my good shoulder that I'm keeping an eye on as I think they are infected, & how annoyed I was that I can't sling my handbag over my shoulder as it's too sore. With that Marion had my top pulled up inspecting my back & launched into a full on telling off for not seeing the doctor straight away as apparently a lot of people have been admitted to hospital this year from insect bites. I couldn't help but sit there giggling at sweet natured, softly spoken old Marion having a rant before disappearing out the door, I never knew she had it in her lol. Marion returned with a doctor who also told me off & has given me antibiotics as yes they are infected & I have a temperature although I don't feel poorly at all just a bit achy & hot & cold from time to time. The one on my back is a horsefly bite and on my shoulder they are mosquito bites so I guess I'm looking a bit tasty at the moment lol. Beware the bugs peeps and beware sweet little old nurses lol.

I hope you all enjoyed our Simon Says Stamp Stamptember celebration blog hop last week, thank you all you lovely people for joining us :)

Today is new challenge day at 
this weeks challenge is
so we are looking for one or more of the current trends on your cards
Neon / Hexagons / Chevrons
 Ingredients -
The Copic colours I've used are - 
skin - E11, E00, E000, E93, R20, hair - E44, E43, E41, dress - C1, C0, C00 / R85, R83, R81, boots - E53, E51, E50 / W4, W2, butterflies - RV95, RV93, RV91 / RV52, RV00 / N5, N3, N1, grass - YG93, YG95, YG63, YG61
As always our lovely Heidi is sponsoring our challenge with a mahoosive $50 spending spree in the

Simon Says Stamp Challenge Blog
Our blog hop may be over but the celebrations are continuing all month long on the 
with lots of guest designers being featured, tutorials and prizes to be won :)
I'm entering my card in the following challenges -
Make It Monday - anything goes, Just Magnolia - anything goes, Dawn's Crafting - Think Pink!, Deep Ocean - goodbye Summer, Papertake - things that make you go aww, Cupcake Craft - in stitches, Kaboodle Doodles - flowers, Love To Create - ribbon / twine, Stamp & Create - anything goes, Catered Crop - pink, Challenges 4 Everybody - anything goes, Dream Valley - something old (PATP), something new (stamp), Pile It On - patterned paper, Allsorts - layers, The Sketchy Challenge - sketch
I had loads of emails regarding the Kaiser stamp I used on THIS card, and it went straight out of stock but I'm pleased to say it's back in stock HERE so if you still "need" it grab it while you can. 

The winner of my blogs $25 voucher kindly donated by our lovely Heidi is
Congrats hunny, enjoy your spree :)

That's all from me today peeps, thanks for stopping by & don't forget to keep Pinning :)

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Sunday, 9 September 2012

Totally Tilda DT Card & Paper Play DT cards

Good morning peeps,
I must have a catch up with a DT card again, oops my bad lol. 
I needed to spend some time with my baby girl as she has been through such a hard time lately & she had to go to court a few days ago & give evidence against a thug which was truly awful. Unfortunately he had a brilliant barrister & the prosecution barrister was just not in his league he was far too nice & the thug got away with it, so naturally Jodie & the other girls brave enough to testify against him were really, really upset. Lots of tears & hugs later she's starting to feeling better about it, I'm sure it won't be too long before he's back in court again and gets the right verdict next time.
Anyway onto much nicer things my baby sister is coming to visit today & I can't wait to see her :)

Today is new challenge day at
& this fortnight our challenge is
We are waving a fond farewell to some of our lovely teamies today and also welcoming some lovely new girlies into our Tilda family.
Ingredients -
Image - Magnolia, Medium - Copics, Papers - Magnolia, Birds - Studio Calico, Flowers - Wild Orchid, Prima & Hooked On Crafts, Butterfly - Wild Orchid, Pearls - Hero Arts, Doily - Wilton, Sentiment - Magnolia
Tools - MS Eyelet Lace PATP & Frond leaf punch, CC Designs Olive branch, Magnolia Doo Hickey heart swirls, nesties
The Copic Colours I've used are -
skin - E11, E01, E00, E000, R20, E93, hair - E44, E43, E41, jeans - B93, B91, B21, jacket - G43, G40, G000, C1, C00, shoes - C3, C1, C00, ped & helmet - R89, R59, R39 / C3, C1, C00, leaves - E95, E15, Y23, Y26, YR23, YR26
 I'm entering my card in the following challenges -
Make It Monday - anything goes, Just Magnolia - anything goes

Next up is my 
DT card for the
 Ingredients -
Image - Saturated Canary, Medium - Copics, Papers - Kaiser (I think!), Feathers - Etsy, Flowers - Wild Orchid, Marianne Designs & Hooked On Crafts, Charm - eBay, Pearls - Hero Arts, Twine - Hemptique, Sentiment - Magnolia, Lace - stash, Postmarks - Kaiser
Tools - MS Flourish punch, CC Designs Olive branch, Cheery Lynn butterfly, Magnolia Doo Hickey so wrapped lovely tag
 The Copic colours I've used are -
skin - E01, E00, E000, E93, hair - E44, E43, E41, clothes & boots - E53, E51, E50 /  YR27, YR24, YR21 / W2, W0, W00 / E19, E17, E15 / E74, E71, E70 / Y28, Y26, Y23 / E23, E25, E27, rake - E44, E42, E41 / C1, C00
 I'm entering my card in the following challenges -
Inspire Me Friday - anything goes
I will pop back later and link up some products as I need to get a shift on as I'm still in my PJ's and baby sis will be here soon :)
I hope all the above makes sense as I wrote it in a hurry lol.
That's all from me today peeps, enjoy the rest of the weekend and thanks for stopping by

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