March 28, 2008

** Party **

This weeks Sunday Stampers challenge was set by a lovely friend Linda who's birthday was March 23rd happy birthday Linda Birthday fluteanyway Linda set the theme as Party Hat so i used my Sugar Nellie stamp for this one coloured her in, stamped her a little party hat and then messed ink all around the edge, not sure if i like this one though not sure would appreciate your honest opinions

March 26, 2008

** Tilda's Template **

The challenge for this week over on Tilda is called Template i have never done this before where someone tells you where you have to put things on your card but i did enjoy doing it.

March 22, 2008

** Happy Easter **

PhotobucketHi all

I just wanted to wish you all a very happy and peaceful Easter and to thank you all for visiting my blog and leaving such lovely comments it is very much appreciated.
Don't make yourself sick eating too many easter eggs. Photobucket

March 21, 2008

**Under the Weather**

This weeks Papertake challenge is Weather with you i decided to have a go at decoupage i haven't done that tecky in quite a while i remember why now(lol) but well i had a go and that's the main thing (that's what i say anyway).

March 20, 2008

** Cut up your cards**

A dear friend of mine Lydia has set this weeks challenge over on Funky Fairy so i thought i'd best have a go don't want her moaning at me do we happy. anyhow the challenge is cut up your cards so i cut off the side bit hope that's enough for you Lyds, stamped my new addition Cuddly Buddly stamp coloured in with water colour pencils and added some ribbon.

** Hidden Secrets **

The challenge for this week over on Tilda & Co is hidden secrets so i decided to make an invitation card with a hidden tag as the invitation ( if you get what i mean) i stamped Tilda on white card coloured her in then glued her to the card but only on 3 sides leaving the top open to add my tag and added a couple of butterflies.

March 19, 2008

**Quotes & Sayings**

The theme this week for the My Time To Craft Challenge is Quotes & Sayings so i made a quick card using a quote from a recent TSV and some heart shaped jewels.

** Fat Pages **

Again our great swap host Lesley form Craft Swap has organised our monthly fat page swap this swap does not have a theme but i thought it would be nice to do Easter pages to match the ATC's i done. for those of you that don't know what a fat page is it is a 4" x 4" piece of artwork as much the same as an ATC but a little bigger.

March 18, 2008

** ATC swap **

Our lovely swap host Lesley from Craft Swap has been organising the monthly ATC swaps for some time now and this months theme is Easter so i thought i would use my newly acquired House Mouse stamps which i stamped using black stazon and coloured them in with water colour pencils. The idea is to make 3 ATC's send them to Lesley and she then mixes them up and sends 3 back to you but i always make 4 as i like to send 1 to Lesley for herself.

** Purple **

This weeks ATC challenge over on Craft Swap is Purple the challenge this week was set by Simon i thought this was a good excuse to use my purple dragonfly peel offs.

March 17, 2008

** Lady **

Have been feeling pretty low the last few days and my mojo seems to have gone walkabouts Photobucket

but i managed to have a go at this weeks Sunday Stamper challenge the theme this week is I'm a Ladieeee, so i decided to make a tag which i inked up with Dried Marigold & Old Paper then stamped the images with black stazon added a couple of jewels.

March 16, 2008

** You make my day award **

Many thanks to Hels who has awarded me with the ** You make my day award ** if any of you have not visited her blog then its a must she is an inspiration to us all, she is a little mad but in a lovely way.

And so i pass this award on to a few people who make my day everyday but i thought it would be nice to have a new one so here is your award.






March 14, 2008

** Easter **

Well it seems it's my turn this week to set the fat book page challenge over on Craft Swap so i thought as Easter is only a few days away and the next challenge won't bet set until after Easter we may as well go down that path, here is my effort i stamped the ickle mouse with stazon coloured him in and added a few egg shaped jewels and there you go :) job done (lol).

Easter Egg

March 13, 2008

** Tickled Pink Nellie **

I managed to get some crafting done today even with a headache that wont shift, i made a card for this weeks challenge over on My Time To Craft... the theme this week is Tickled Pink.

I used papermania pink spotty paper, stamped Sugar Nellie with black stazon, coloured her in added four pink spotty brads to the four cornersd and added pink spotty ribbon, lots of pink and spots (lol).

March 12, 2008

** Hidden Depths **

I decided to have a go at the new challenge set over on the Craft Swap Challenge Blog it's called Hidden Depths and this weeks theme is Springtime i used dragonfly peel offs for the outside and inside i stamped my springtime Nellie with black stazon and coloured her in. Something different and i really enjoyed having a go.

The top picture is the card closed and the bottom picture is the card open.

** Turning Japanese **

I made a tag this week for the challenge over on Sunday Stampers the theme this week is Turning Japanese.

I inked up the tag using Worn lipstick and a red ink it up pad, stamped the geisha lady onto separate card, coloured parts in with gold & red then layered her up with gold and black card, added ribbon and coins

March 11, 2008

** Flower Tags **

Here i have made my tags for the swaps i am involved in this months theme is flowers.

I inked up the tags with dried marigold, faded jeans and milled lavender then stamped them using my flower stamps from a set i had from QVC with black stazon, using a separate piece of card i inked it up with the corresponding colours and used flower peel offs, cut them out and layered them.

March 07, 2008

** Eyelets & Ribbons **

The challenge this week over on Funky Fairy's is Eyelets & Ribbons so i made an easter card for my Daughter using my new House Mouse stamp, which i stamped with black Stazon, used my cropodile and eyelets and used some spotty ribbon, the ikkle mouse i coloured using my water colour pencils.

** Sisterhood **

I have joined the Sisterhood of the Blogging Stampers so hello everyone hope to visit all your lovely blogs soon.

March 06, 2008

** Spring Again **

Have made yet another spring card, this time it's for the
Arty Girlz challenge.
This is the same photograph that i took of my daffy's for the Scrap page challenge but this time i mounted it onto a card, made more flowers with peel offs on yellow card and added a
Happy Easter peel off.
(Spring has definitely sprung in my house) (lol)

** Spring Tilda **

I've had a go at this week challenge over on Tilda & Co and the challenge this week is spring is in the air.

I stamped Tilda with stazon black, coloured her and the bench in made some flowers with peeloffs on yellow card and put a yellow ribbon down the side.
Now i feel all springy but won't be doing a spring clean rather sit and make more stuff laughing smiley

** Square **

This weeks challenge over on
Papertake Weekly Challenge is Square so i used a square card layered it with square frames and added 4 square jewels, all very squarish (lol).

March 05, 2008

** Spring **

This months Scrapbook challenge that Lesley has set over on Craft Swap Forum is.....Yes you've guessed it Spring the rules for this is that you must use Green & Yellow, a Tag and flowers so i took some photo's of my miniature daffs that are up and the pot i have at the front door along with Roy the Robin, punched out some green & yellow flowers and made a tag with some ribbon.

** Flower Power **

This weeks challenge over on My Time To Craft is
flower power here i have stamped Nellie with black stazon coloured her in with colouring pencils and the flowers are peel offs put on a gold shimmer paper, cut and layered.

March 04, 2008

** Tagged **

I am doing well this week Photobucket make my day award yesterday and today i have been tagged it's a bit cumbersome round the ankle and does this mean i can't leave the country ???Photobucket
Hels has tagged me!! you don't need the interrogation light Hels i will confess to your questions.

Question 1 - What were you doing ten years ago?

Errrm ten years ago at my age is hard to remember but here goes....well i know i was still at work!! cooking school meals at my local Secondary, i definitely had better health as i was still able to go camping!!!!yes camping oh they were good times towing our caravan to rallies and getting very merry at our social gatherings oh yes i almost forgot i was secretary of the caravan & camping club... now that i don't missPhotobucket

Question 2 - What were you doing a year ago?

Now this one is a bit easier to remember Photobucketas not a lot really having a few health problems and getting used to hubby being home all day as he had just retired i know i was still having fun on the Craft Swap forum had to get a plug in somewhere Photobucket

Question 3 - Name your 5 favourite snacks.

Only 5!!!!!! oh well it has to be crisps, crisps, crisps, crisps and did i mention crisps,that was an easy one Photobucket

Question 4 - Name 5 things you would do if you were a millionaire.

Errrmnow where do i start with this one, obviously number 1 would to see my kids were ok, number 2 buy my dream home at brean in somerset where i would love to live, number 3 buy loads of crafting goodies, number 4 open my own shop selling crafting goodies, number 5 make sure the elephant rescue centre were ok and didn't want for anything.

Question 5 - Name 5 things you like doing.

Another easy one, crafting, watching tv, cooking for my family, eating and sleeping Photobucket

Question 6 - Name 5 things you will never wear again.

Errrmthis ones tricky as i don't have a large wardrobe anyway.... oh yes i know!!! stiletto heels mind you couldn't walk in them when i had them I'm more into comfy slippers now Photobucket, leggings bum too big for them now, mini skirts are definitely out for the older woman, shell suits can't believe i used to wear them i am so embarrassedBlushingand lastly my work overalls Woohoo Smiley

Question 7 - Name your 5 favourite things.

Another easy one..... my 3 fabulous kids, Jim , Ruby my little dog, Lucy my daughters dog who i sit for everyday & crafting.

The hardest part now is to tag 5 others but here goes






Thanks for tagging me Hels and i hope those i have tagged have as much fun as i have answering the questions xx