Thursday, 31 December 2009

I am sooooooooooo happy !

My son and his girlfriend have just become parents , thus giving me my first grandchild- a beautiful baby boy !
He does nt have a name yet but he weighed 6 lbs 11 oz and was born today at 1.20 pm . i will post pics and update with his name as soon as i have them .
I am so very happy for them .

Friday, 18 December 2009

POLKADOODLES - Back to nature new cd

The challenge for you over at POLKADOODLES is to use the brand new Polkadoodles Back to nature cd .
I have used the cute little family of owls which are already designed so that they can be easily decoupaged without having to worry about which pieces to cut off !
I made mine into a stair step card .
I have to say there are absolutely tons of images on this CD and i think it is my favourite one so far i had great difficulty in choosing which one to use first .

Tuesday, 15 December 2009

thank goodness i've finished the Christmas cards !

I dont know about anyone else ,but i have well and truly had enough of making Christmas cards !
I started in August and have made over 200 cards and all are individual one off designs . I did nt even scan a quarter of them so i dont have a record of them all.
I have just finished my last ones today and i did remember to scan them- thes were really challenging ones ,the first had to have my friend and her husband drinking mulled wine infront of a Gluvein hut ????? well i did nt know what one was either so i used artistic licence and made it a gingerbread house !
the next was for a spiderman fanatic- how on earth does one make spider-man christmassy i ask myself .I Used polkadoodles halloween paper added some stickles,I drew spider-man and addded blingy webs to him with a gel glitter pen and i used a sizzix die to cut the string of lights that he is swinging from.

then for the same young man i had to do Merlin from the BBC programme - something i had never seen so i had to go googling !i used PDDU cart to make their clothes and accessories and i was secretly pleased with how it turned out .

Thursday, 10 December 2009

Im a polkadoodle-doodler !!!

I want to share my fantastic news with you all - I was picked to be a new design team member for Polkadoodles !<3
I'm not sure what our real name is -i will have to check that out but a polkadoodle-doodler sounds good to me !
I am just thrilled to have been asked to join them and have been on a high all week ,just bursting to tell !
I joined in with this weeks challenge which was to use an envelope and a new years theme . I used papers and numbers from the jinglejangles cd and I used some foiling on top to highlight parts of the design ,and to tie the bottle in .
The bottle is cut on the cricut and the envelope is in fact a fake one i made myself after spending hours trying to cut the perfect one and not liking anything i came up with.It would nt stand up to anything actually being put in it the front is only glued on around the edges .
My photography is not too hot i'm afraid so you cant really pick out the foiling on the paper- but it looks quite lush to the naked eye !

Sunday, 29 November 2009

run run as fast as you can . . .

and catch yourself a gingerbread man ! (groan )-SORRY!
These are a few cards i made using the latest release from lily boos
they are gorgeous and calorie free too !
thankfully you dont have to pick which one to eat -sorry i mean use first as you get all six designs in the set for just £1.99

Tuesday, 17 November 2009

Mo's digital pencil challenge #6

I am feeling a bit sorry for myself today , ive got a cold and am feeling a bit rough . I have lots of cards on order to make and am not really in the mood to make them . I made this one yesterday for the 6 th challenge for Mo's digital pencil,
i have made several others which i will probably put on here later if i feel better

Wednesday, 11 November 2009

cooking it up with Katie and Mo's digital pencil challenge

WHOO HOO ! I MADE THE TOP 5 AGAIN ! My snail mail card has won me the PASSION FOR PROMARKERS passionista blinkie again !!!
Anyway thats enough own trumpet blowing for today heres my latest creation , this time i am entering it in 2 challenges because they both have a sparkly theme
. I am entering it in Bella and brontes challenge blog
and also in design team colleague Katies challenge blog "cooking it up with Katie"
The image is from Mo's digital pencil and i have coloured it with my favourite pens -Promarkers !
i love how the colours on the bauble all blended together to give it a mother of pearl effect. i have also given it a wash with a sakura glitter pen so it looks really pearly in real life . The photo just does nt do t justice at all (oops im trumpet blowing again ) - but trust me it is really pretty

Sunday, 8 November 2009

Dotties world challenge

I made this this week for a colleague to give to her best friend who is going to be 60. She is off to celebrate with a safari in Kenya ( lucky devil) , anyway i remembered i had this image from charmed crafts so i printed and coloured it twice and layered it up with a hand drawn frame around it and matted onto some leopard skin effect paper. I added a little 60 ,camouflaged under a bush so that it is nt prominant on the card and my colleague was thrilled with it . Apparently this looks just like her friend !
whilst looking through my bloglist ,i saw that the latest challenge at dotties world is to make a card with a foreign theme , so this card was just perfect for it as the image is one of theirs


DUH !i just realised that i am now too late to enter this in the challenge , i was so excited about my win at i love promarkers that i forgot to upload this one for polkadoodles ! any way it was for a friend to give to her husband's friend for his 50 th and seeing as mens cards are so awkward to do , i thought i would show it anyway . I hand cut the car using a photo of Pauls car as the template , he loves the car more than his wife i am told ,so he should lke it !

woo hoo ! i won a challenge

i am in shock this morning as i have won a challenge !
It was the "I love promarkers challenge #4" i saw a few days ago that i was one of the finalists and i have been on tender hooks since then waiting to see who 's card letraset had chosen as the winner , now i am grinning like an idiot :)

Thursday, 5 November 2009

Passion for promarkers challenge

The challenge this week over at Passion for promarkers is to use the colours canary yellow and grass , This is probably a bit out of my comfort zone as the colours are not my favourites by any means , but i thought i would give it a go anyway .
I have had this image for a while and thought it would be a good one for a "sorry i forgot your birthday" , but with the current postal issues i thought it might be good as a "sorry its late "instead

Saturday, 31 October 2009

Lily boos 3 rd challenge

The third challenge is up and running at LILYBOOS and we have opened the challenge right up to let as many of you join in as possible - You can do any thing you like , use any image you like and any theme you like as long as it is PURPLE !
I have made an easel card and replaced the front panel with acetate so that the snowflakes look like they are freefalling . The image is the cute penguins circles from lily boo , i have coloured him with promarkers and added a bit of glitter from a sakura glitter pen and stickles . the large snowflake is the shapeabilities build -a -flake

Tuesday, 20 October 2009

Willow sketchie challenge

The challenge this time around over at willow sketchies is to follow a set sketch and you are able to use anything in your stash so you dont have to use a willow design if you dont want to . here is my little effort - papers are all from kay miller downloads

Monday, 19 October 2009

Blog candy give away !

Just thought you should all know about the chance to win some fabulous blog candy over at GOING BUGGY .
There are different sets of candy for Enfys' US and UK friends

Sunday, 18 October 2009

Mo's digital pencil challenge #2

I wanted to try out one of the easel cards that i had been seeing a lot of recently , I could nt believe how easy they are and how effective they look when complete .
I have done this one for Mo's digital pencil challenge . You had to use Fall colours and one of Mo's images and no more than 2 different types of embellishment .

Friday, 16 October 2009

cooking it up with Katie challenge

Katie's cooking it up challenge this week is to use an image of something that is cooked or that can be cooked , use buttons and have something on the inside of the card .
I used an image of Mrs Claus baking buns , i did a bit of doodling and added the buttons as holly berries , there is one more half eaten bun on the inside !


I cant believe that the polkadoodles challenges are up to number 22 already , i have nt joined in for ages . I saw that there is still time to join in for last weeks challenge so here 's what i have come up with

Thursday, 15 October 2009

Passion for promarkers challenge

This weeks challenge over at Passion for Promarkers is to use a sketch , there are no specific colours to use so any will do .I have used another of Mo's images because i just love 'em ! I have added extra sparkle to this one again and i think i have even managed to capture it in the photo for a change !

Wednesday, 14 October 2009

Skating - for a challenge or two

Another of these fabulous images from Mo's digital pencil .These are my current faves for colouring which i find so relaxing , reminding me of childhood when i always had a pack of felt tip pens in my stocking on christmas morning !
I have got all the new colours from promarkers to look forward to this year . Hubby bought them for me a while ago but i have nt been able to get round him yet and get him to let me have them early ,I must be losing my touch !
Any way i did this one for a challenge blog that i stumbled upon called a spoonful of sugar
whilst checking my dashboard this morning ,i found another challenge blog called
crafty creations which wants something in shades of blue so i am going to enter it there too

Tuesday, 13 October 2009

I love this one !

I absolutely love this picture , it just conjures up childhood memories of playing in the snow ,- not that i ever had a sled, but i'm sure it would have been great fun !. This one is nt an order or a challenge or anything special , it was just for fun .x

Thursday, 8 October 2009

mo's digital pencil 1 st challenge

I wondered last month what had happened to the i love promarkers 3 rd challenge . I had saved the page in my favourites and i kept checking back to see when the new one had been posted ,but all i saw was the page showing last months winner , I remembered something about not being able to post on face book so assumed it was something to do with this . Yesterday i happened to see on my dashboard that the 4th challenge had been posted . I was mortified ! how had i missed the 3rd one ? Ha ! instead of saving the home page i had saved the post !! what a numpty !

So not much chance of winning that one - so i have made my card for the 4 th one early so that i dont forget. I have had trouble photographing it too . The embellishments were too thick for it to scan properly so there is a shadow cast over the pic .
I have also used the card in the very first challenge over at mo's digital pencil where you have to use a mo's image and the colour purple .

Tuesday, 6 October 2009


!!!!!!!!!WOO HOO !!!!!!!!!!

My entry for the passion for promarkers challenge made it to the top 5 and i am so chuffed - I have added the blinkie award to my sidebar already :)
just incase you did nt see my entry ,here it is again

Oh baubles !

I just realised that i did nt post my sneaky peak for the brand new collection of christmas images over at lily-boos
they are gorgeous little baubles ,a collection of 6 for the amazing price of just £1.99 !
my favourite is the snowman , but anyone who knows me will tell you i just love snowmen !

Monday, 5 October 2009

here is why i did nt get any challenge cards done last week

Here are some of the commissioned cards i had last week ,the reason why i didnt get time to do any challenge cards .

Friday, 2 October 2009

lily -boo too's 2 nd challenge

The first lily -boo challenge has come to an end and the winner is to be announced shortly ( when we have come to a final decision ) That was not an easy thing to do , the entries were fantastic .
Of course this means that the next challenge is underway , there is a sketch to follow and a freebie to use if you dont have a lily boo image yet . ( i say yet because you will have one soon if you are anything like me and want them all ! )
I used the fairy and the sketch , but you only need to use the sketch and any other lily boo image .

passion for promarkers -apricot and cool aqua with flowers

i ve been so busy with card orders lately ,i have been neglecting challenges, but i had to join in with this one as my favourite colour combo at the moment is cool aqua and apricot . The image is by mo's digital pencil

Wednesday, 30 September 2009

Jack's birthday again

I cant believe its been a year since i made a card for Jack , i just got a subscription notification from the cricut MB , somebody had commented ont the card i made for him last year i had forgotten all about it this is the one i made for him for this year

Sunday, 27 September 2009


Since i made any of these fold out cards and this week i had to make two ! the first was a bit tricky , for a man ! the second one was much easier it was for a nine year old girl .
My mojo had been missing all week and i really needed it for these !
Thankfully it came back this afternoon after i threatened myself with having to do housework if it did nt !
These cards are very difficult to photograph due to their size and they dont fit in the scanner either - so i am sorry for the dodgy camera work.Thank goodness i dont live in a bungalow - i need the stairs to take this pictures on !

Friday, 25 September 2009

scrapcard in a tin

I made one of these a while ago for my daughter's 18 th and a friend of mine saw it and asked if i would do one for her daughter, Portia's 21 st.
I made it and then forgot to get a picture of it .Ihad to wait for her birthday and ask her to take a pic and send it to me. I am rather pleased with it ,and thankfully so was Portia

Tuesday, 15 September 2009

Passion for promarkers polka dot challenge

The challenge over on Passion for Promarkers is to use any colours and Polkadots .
I have had this image for a few weeks now , i cant remember where i got it from , it was a freebie. If anyone knows would they please tell me so that i can give the credit where it is due. I just love the expression on his face (it actually reminds me of my dear hubby but dont tell him i said so ! )

PS Thanks to Deb i now know where this fabby image comes from - He was a freebie at the digi shack

I've been on a blog hop !

there is the most amazing prize up for grabs for one lucky person- the whole set of 56 new promarkers colours from letraset .
Get over to passion for promarkers join in the fun and it could be you -(I HOPE ITS ME )
this was my first bloghop and i got to see some fabulous work by the DT for passion for promarkers

Quilted wedding

i used the FQB" with this ring " collection from nitwits for this one . i have layered and padded the chapel and i gave it a quilted feel by using my tracing wheel to make stitch marks. i cut the charms with my sizzix dies from thick tin foil (recycled again from my milk tins ).
I added the date with tiny peel off stickers

Sunday, 13 September 2009


My boss asked me to make a new baby girl card to give to her friend , then i went and forgot all about it . Yesterday at work she said "have you done the baby Chloe card ?" aaaah !!
Any way Chloe is now 3 weeks old ! .
she said go ahead and make it anyway so here it is , i dont think i'd better charge her for it !
Of all the people it could have happened to it had to be the boss did nt it !

Monday, 7 September 2009

willow sketchie challenge ,

Another challenge card, this time for willow sketchie

The challenge is to use this little fairy and a sketch
Her name is precious and i just love her !
The background papers are by Kay miller and i added some rub on faux stitches - she is of course coloured with promarkers .(i cant wait for the new colours to come , my DH has bought them all for me for Christmas )
I'll just have to get round him so that i can have them early ! I usually get my own way , thats why he called me a craftybugger in the first place !

Friday, 4 September 2009

Glittery girly Promarkers challenge

I had been asked by a good friend to make a card for her daughter 's 40 th birthday , she wanted something glittery and girly and surprisingly this was the theme for this week's Passion for promarkers challenge

I used this image from Charmed crafts as i think she is just beautiful .The background paper is from DCWV - all dressed up collection .I also used a glitter pen on top of the promarkers to make her dress and feathers shimmer. I i coloured and thentriple embossed chipboard numbers and added a final coat of glitter embossing powder , they looked as if they were made of enamel when they were finished . Her Name was cut from SCAL - i am just loving this now even if i am still on the basics !


Remember that sneaky peak ? well here it is in full , the new Halloween collection has just been released over at LILY BOOS BOUTIQUE .
Pop on over there and take a look , there are lots of fabulous designs and they are all very reasonably priced, i have made a card and a calendar page for next year, I am going to do a page for each month ,showcasing one of lily boos designs on each one , I used Scal to cut out the bats and the wording on the calendar all images are coloured withmy fabby promarkers