Sunday, 31 January 2010

First Snowglobe .....

I have made this snowglobe for the current weekly Wednesday challenge over at All That Scraps, the lucky winner will recieve a $15 voucher for their store!!!  There is a tutorial HERE, they are quite easy to make and very effective too!! 

I have used C.C Designs Nora, she is so sweet and I am ashamed to addmit un-inked until now?!!  I have coloured her with promarkers, glossy accents for herr boots, stickles for her wings, gems, paper is MME Wild Asparagus, flower soft for the snow, gems, flowers, charm, ribbon, sentiment.  I have used white staz-on to stamp snowflakes on the accetate, the edges of the inside are lightly chalked too.

I still have some ironong to finish tonight, then I might give my desk a once over, it is as usual so un-tidy!!  I'm starting to have a bit of a clearout in there too, so much craft stash sitting around un -used??  Hope you have had a good weekend, thanks for stopping by,

Angela xx

C.C Designs Sugarplums Spring Kit, Candy Alert .....

The extremely talented Kellie Winnell (together with All That Scraps) is offering a very scrumptious candy giveaway - the new CC Designs Sugarplum Spring Kit!

If you want to be included in Kellie's draw to win this amazing set of stamps, which comprises 9 Sugarplum kids, 2 accessory stamps, and one set of Spring Sentiments, then hop along to THIS POST at Kellie's blog to read all about how to enter.

This Candy will be up till THURSDAY 18th of FEBRUARY 2010 and the winner will be announced on the FRIDAY 19th of FEBRUARY 2010.

I'm keeping everything crossed!! LOL!!

Angela  xx

Passion for Promarkers meets Sunday Sketch and Stamp ......

This week there is a gorgeous colour challenge at Passion for Promarkers week 36  "blossom and pastel green". I have also used the sketch from Sunday Sketch and Stamp week 20 for this card.

The image is the wonderful Your Next Stamp "Happy Day's Mermaid", the set includes 4 accessory and 4 greeting stamps, making it excellent value for money too!!  I have coloured the mermaid with promarkers, sakura stardust clear pen, glossy accents, stickles stardust, gems, ribbon, nesties, swirls embossing folders, papers are DCWV Sweet stack, they are so gorgeous and very glittery too!!  I have been saving them for sometime now!! 

I think these colours have turned out well and it is a pretty card, another one ready for the party box. Hope you are having a good weekend, thanks for stopping by,

Angela xx

Saturday, 30 January 2010

Guest Designer for Sketch Saturady Challenge 88 ......

This is my last card for Sketch Saturday as their guest designer for January, I would like to say a "BIG" Thank You to Simonne for asking me to be their GD for January!!  This week's sketch is no exception and was really good to work with.

The challenge this week is sponsored by the Craft Barn.

I have inked "another" new stamp (I did say I had been shopping again & again & again, LOL)  this is Greeting Farm Twinkle Tot's Izzy, coloured with promarkers,  papers are SEI Gerties Garden, DCWV c/s, retro flower punches, nesties,  swirls embossing foldder, gems, stickles stardust.  I know that it is safe to post my card here now as the postie should have delivered it by now!!

I would like to enter this card in the following challenges;

 Cute Card Thursday challenge 97 "bloomin gorgeous".
A Spoonful of Sugar challenge 88 "freestyle".

Thanks for stopping by, I do love to read the comments you leave here

Angela xx

Friday, 29 January 2010

New Challenge, Just Cute Bears ......

I have made this card for a new challenge Just Cute Bears , they have a really cute Cuddly Buddly stamp for one lucky winner this week. I have inked another of my new stamps Belle's and Whistles Beary Big Hug's.  I had to give in and buy this one, she is beautifful and was a joy to colour too!!

I coloured the image with promarkers, papers are MME Pretty Please (I love the colours in this pad), nesties, ribbon and teddy charm. Nice and simple!!

I'm off to have a play and see what else I can come up with tonight!!  I may ink some of the new Lili of the Valley stamps that I "needed" this week!!  LOL  Thanks for stopping by, have a great weekend,

Angela  xx

At Last A Card .......

It does seem like ages since I made a card for some challenge's, I have been busy finishing a couple of DT creations but not a lot else???  I think I just lost my mojo for a little while, but I have not lost the ability to shop, I have bought a few gorgeous new stamps that are waiting patiently to inked!!!

This is my new Greeting Farm stamp, meet "Ruby" she is just soooo cute!! I love the expressions that are captured in these stamps.

I have made this card for the following challenges;

Anyone for Anya, "heart 4 heart's sake".
The Pink Elephant challenge 51 "polka dots, a bow and pink".
Papertake Weekly sketch 33,  I have used the nice and simple sketch, my favourite kind. 
Saturday Callenge 67, Donna's colour challenge

I have couloured Ruby with promarkers, stickles stardust, glossy accents, DCWV c/s, BG Eva, MS heart punch, ribbon, flat backed pearls, nesties, swiss dots embossing folder.   I have used a scrap of card under the punched heart and used glossy accents between the latice.

At lat I have got this posted I have struggled all afrternoon to try and get my computer to pick up the SD card so I could up-load my pictures from the camera????  Arrrgh!!!  I will be back later with my card for the new challenge at Just Bears.  Thanks for stopping by I love to know what you think about my cards, so please leave a comment then I can return your visit.

Angela xx

Tuesday, 26 January 2010

Cup Cake Craft Challenge's 75 ......

The challenge this week at Cup Cake Craft Challenges is to make a "matching set", this week the sponsor of the challenge is In Style Stamps.  Although my cards are not exactly the same they are made as a gift set, so I hope this counts!!

I have been working on this set for a week as a little Thank You gift for one of the kind mum's at the children's school.  During the cold snowy weather my car was off the road and I had no courtesy car either, so I was ever so grateful for the lifts to and from school!!


I used a selection of my stamps (list at end of post) and based the colours around the PM Blueberry Hill papers of which I have mixed and matched the patterns.  The images are coloured with promakers,glossy accents, stickles, ribbons, gems, charms, M/S valentine heart punch, flowers, craftwork cards sentiments and card candy.


I made a matching gift bag to put the cards and envelopes in from a sheet of A4  card covered with more of the saame PM papers, M/S valentine heart boreder punch, card candy and some gorgeous sparkly ribbon.

I will take them to school tomorrow for her as fingers crossed after another trip to the garage all seems well, I have got beyond the three day point!!!

Thanks for stopping by,

Angela xx

                                                         Happy Days Mermaid        Your Next Stamp
                                                              Little Miss Attitude       Sugar Nellie
                                                                    Miss Anya Love      The Greeting Farm
                                                Miss Anya Rain, snow, Shine     The Greeting Farm

Saturday, 23 January 2010

Guest Designer for Sketch Saturady Challenge 87 ......

It is time for a new sketch over at Sketch Saturday, this week it is a sketch designed by Jo with  lots of lovely layers in it.  The challenge this week is sponsored by Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps. The lucky winner can choose 3 stamps of their choice!!

I have used my quirky Francesca stamp from Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps, coloured with promarkers, DCWV c/s, papers are the new PM capsule collection aqua, I love the beautiful colours in this set, MS doillie punch, sizzix die, ribbon, gems.

Hope you have a great weekend, thanks for taking the time to stop by and leave your lovely comments I love to read,

Angela xx

Thursday, 21 January 2010



Welcome to the Your Next Stamp January release blog hop!!!  The hop is from the 21st-25th January, one lucky winner will recieve the entire new release (4 stamp sets), all you have to do is follow the hop and leave a comment at each post, then add your name to Mr Linky at the end of the hop at Simonne's blog,

 If you have arrived here from Your Next Stamp Guest Starlet Jenny's blog then you are on the right path, if not you can join in the fun by starting at the begining at Karen's blog here!!

I have used the awsome "Rockstar Fhinn" stamp set!!!   He is just adorable!!!   This set of stamps contains  Fhinn with his guitar, 4 accent stamps and 3 sentiment/greeting stamps!!!  How cool is that!!  He is available to buy now from the YOUR NEXT STAMP STORE!!


My favourite "rockstar" has to be Jon Bon Jovi!!!  Mmmmmm!!!   I have seen the band on several occasions on their UK tours, every concert was amazing, I still have my tickets and tour T shirts in pristine condition!!! We were always fortunate as they usually played open air stadiums and the weather was always good!!

I have coloured Fhinn with promarkers as is usual for me, but these are perfect images to colour with copics/promarkers!!

The "You Rock" set is created with K & Co hopscotch papers, DCWV c/s, nesties, glossy accents, stickles sterdust, sizzix shaker box, ribbon. I managed to get to the smarties before the children and took the blue, green & brown ones to fill this fun box!!

The "Rockstar" card is created with doodlebug papers, DCWV c/s, nesties, glossy accents, glamour dust, copic spica pens, chalks.

Now it is time to hop on over to Your Next Stamp Starlet Maylee to see her fabulous creations from the new release, available now at Your Next Stamp Store!!

If you hop on over to the YOUR NEXT STAMP STORE you can pick up some of these cute stamps for yourself as Karen is having a SALE with savings between 25%-55% off selected Your Next Stamp sets!!!

Wednesday, 20 January 2010

Truly Scrumptious Challenge 24 ......

It is time for a new challenge at Truly Scrumptious, this week we have a sketch for you designed by the very talented Nicole with the optional extra of stitching faux or real.  We don't have a sponsor for this challenge so you're playing just for fun, there are some beautiful cards as always from the design team, you can see them here

I have used one of the new Miss Anya love collection stamps, coloured with promarkers, sakura staedust pen, papers are the new PM capsule collection aqua, DCWV c/s, ribbon, prearls, flower is a set of sizzix sizzlits  dies, I did make two flowers but as they are quite large I decided to only put one of them on this card.  I have added faux stitching around the white mat with a light grey pen, using a pricking to give a little more depth.

I am entering this card into the following challenge;

Totally Gorjuss challenge 13.  Monotone, any one colour of your choice, I'm hoping this will count as the peeticoats use the same colour as her hair??

Thanks so much for stopping here today, please leave a comment as I love to read them and if I know you have been I can stop by and visit you sometime soon!!

Angela xx

Your Next Stamp Challenge 8 ......

There is a new challenge for you today at Your Next Stamp Challenges, the theme for challenge 8 has been set by owner Karen.    Karen would love to see "SPARKLE"!!!

I have used my favourite Your Next Stamp "Cup Cake Fhiona", she is such a sweetie, included in the set are 6 sentiment stamps, making the set excellent value  as the sentiments can be used with other stamps too!!!

As usual I have coloured Fhiona with my promarkers, and I have added lots of  sparkle (my favourite)  using copic spica pens, glamour dust, stickles stardust glitter glue and glossy accents!!  Well a girl can never have too much sparkle!!!  The papers are MME Pretty Please, which are a freebie on this months Cardmaking & Papercrafts magzine (UK), DCWV c/s, nesties, MS doillie punch, pearls, ribbon with a sparkly edge.      

A close up of some of the Sparkle, copic spica for her top, glossy accents shoes & hair band, glamour dust for the icing on her cake!!

I woild like to enter this card in to the following challenges;

Creative Card Crew challenge 43, "punch it".

Passion  for Promarkers week 35 any colours and "girls, girls, girls". (colours listed at end of post)
A Spoonful of Sugar challenge 87, "lots of layering".

Simon Say's Stamp  "punch it".

You have two weeks to enter the challenge and you can use ANY stamp!!!  Visit the Your Next Stamp challenge blog and take some inspiration from the other talented YNS Starlets!!

Thanks for taking the time to visit me and don't forget to come back to join in the fun for the Your Next Stamp blog hop to celebrate the new January releases!!  21st-25th January!!!

lipstick pink, magenta, tea green, duck egg, sunkissed pink, putty, almond,
 sandstone, cinnamon, cocoa, burnt bumber, walnut

Saturday, 16 January 2010

Guest Designer for Sketch Saturday Challenge 86 ......

This week theere is another great sketch for you at Sketch Saturday, the challenge this week is sponsored by Sketch Saturday design team member Emma.   Emma is an independant Stampin' Up demonstrator and she has kindly offered a large tag punch for the winner of this weeks challenge.

The sketch was lovely to work with and I am sure this one will be used again when I am looking for some inspiration.

I have used my cute Squiggles and Giggles "girl with balloon" stamp, coloured with promarkers, stickles stardust glitter glue, glossy accents for the balloon, papers were free on a magazine, whitewash c/s sanded,  DCWV c/s, retro flower punches, gems.  Another card ready for one of  Philip's nursery friends!!

The snow has almost gone , the rain today has washed it away!!  We have had this snow for more than 4 weeks here, I finally got my car back on wednesday!!!   I did e-mail Citroen last week as I was fed up of the garage giving us different dates each time my car should have been ready, Citroen helped out by offering to pay for a courtesy car, and I am so grateful for that but as if by magic the part arrived into the garage the same day so I got my car back!!  We have had previous dealings with another garage in this group after we bought a car from them last year, we never got that car!!

It has been a busy week although I feel like I have really acheived nothing much at all???  I have been busy working on some new design team projects, which I will be sharing soon!!   I promise to be a better blogger and catch up with all of my friends over the weekend!!  Thanks for finding the time to stop by and leave your kind comments, I really enjoy reading them all.

Angela  xx

Monday, 11 January 2010


All of the Your Next Stamp Starlets are planning to show some of the soon to be released  stamps and stamp sets available from Your Next Stamp.

To start the celebrations we have another Blinkie contest for you starting on Monday 11th January at 03:00 ET until Wednesday 20th Jan at midnight ET.

There are 2 chances to win;

1. By posting the blinkie on your blog and then leaving a comment for Karen at Your Next Stamp.

2. By doing number 1 (above) PLUS posting a pic and short blurb about yout favourite holiday destination and/or favourite rock band.

Winner of the Blinkie Contest will be drawn by Karen from the all of the comments left on her post.  The prize will be a Your Next Stamp,  stamp set of  your choice.

Saturday, 9 January 2010

Guest Designer for Sketch Saturday Challenge 85 ......

This week at Sketch Saturday we have another fantastic sketch for you to follow, the design tem have some stunning cards to show you this week. I have turned the sketch on its side so that I could use my Fitness Fhiona stamp set from Your Next Stamp.

The challlenge is sponsored by  Simon Says Stamp, they are offering a $25 voucher for theiron-line store.

I have used my Fitness Fiona stamp set, available to from Your Next Stamp, I think she is perfect for all those of us planning to get fitter this year and she will make a great card to send to a friend too!!  I have coloured Fhiona with my promarkers, these stamps  are perfect for colouring with them!!  I coloured her hairband with copic spica pens although it has not shown very well, the flowers have a shimmer dots on them, glossy accents for the apple, papers are Doodlebug, DCWV c/s, MS doillie punch, ribbon.

We have had so much snow last night!!  The patio table looks like there is 8-10" of snow on the top of it, I have never seen so much snow!!  I will take some photo's and post them later today.   I was looking forward to going out today as I was going to take Darran's car (mine is STILL not repaired!!) but I think its out of the question, so I am stuck home again!!! 

Thanks for stopping by, stay warm and take care if you have to venture out this weekend.  I think it will be a good day to do the ironing and get some crafting done.  I still have a lot of new stash to play with!!

Angela xx

Friday, 8 January 2010

Jodi's Valentine Blog Candy ......

Jodi has some amazing Valenties Candy from the new Magnolia collection!!  One lucky winner will recieve this yummy candy!!!  The candy is open until 25th January, so why not pop over to Jodi's blog and have a look for yourself, Jodi makes some beautiful cards with the cutest stamps!!

Thursday, 7 January 2010

Anyone for Anya ......

This week at Anyone for Anya the challenge is "anything goes",  I had made this card using the sketch provided last week but didn't manage to post on my blog in time!!  This week the challenge is sponsored by Karen's Doodles and one lucky winner can choose two images of their choice.

I have coloured wild sprout Annika with promarkers, papers and sentiment are craftwork cards, DCWV c/s, gems.

Short and sweet today, another card ready for the box for Philip and Lucy's friends.
Thanks for stopping by,

Angela  xx

Wednesday, 6 January 2010

Your Next Stamp Challenge 7 ......

It is time for the first challenge of the New Year at Your Next Stamp!! Your Next Stamp Starlet Maylee has chosen the theme for challenge 7, she would love to see "embossing" on your cards. 

Of course we would love to see you create a card using a Your Next Stamp image, but we also welcome projects made with other stamps.  But if you do use a Your Next Stamp stamp or stamps, you will be given 2 entries into the challenge prize draw.  The challenge runs for two weeks, so there is plenty of time for you to join us.

As always, we have 2 fabulous prizes for you to win:

Winner – one lucky winner, chosen by, will win $10 in YNS Stamp Bucks (to spend on YNS stamps) and the Winner Blinkie to proudly display on their blog.

Top Pick – one lucky entry, chosen by Maylee, will win $5 in YNS Stamp Bucks (to spend on YNS stamps) and the Top Pick Blinkie to proudly display on their blog! [ You must use a YNS stamp on your creation to be eligible to win the Top Pick prize].


I have  used the Happy Days Mermaid set from Your Next Stamp for my card, I just love this image, she is so perfect to colour using promarkers.  I didn't manage to capture all of the sparkle  in this photo but I used shimmer paints on her fish tail, the cute crab is covered with glossy accents to give his shell a wet look, and I have put stickles sequin around the star fish. I have used a quickutz bubbles embossing folder for the background which I have lightly sanded to give a little more depth, the papers are an old BG set called Pheobe. I decided not to add a greeting for this card as I thought it was a fun card that could be used for more than one occassion so I will until I deciede who to send it to.

Dont forget to check out the Your Next Stamp challenge blog as the Your Next Stamp Starlets have made some beautiful cards to share with you for inspiration.

Thanks for stopping by

Angela  xx

Truly Scrumptious Challenge 23 ......

This is the first challenge of the new year at Truly Scrumptious, this week we have a sketch for you designed by the very talented Mina.  There are some beautiful cards from the Truly Scrumptious design team, you can see them all here.  Please remember to visit their individual blogs for more information on their design and to leave a comment as we all love to read them.

There is also an optional colour challenge this week of pink, green and black, if you would like to use it.

This weeks challenge is sponsored by Sandra Dry digistamps.

I have used my Ketto Agness stamp, coloured with promakers, sakura stardust pen for her wings, glossy accents, papers are BG sultry, nesties, prima flowers, brads, sentiment is craftwork cards.

I look forward to seeing all of the wonderful creations you make for this weeks challenge, thanks for finding time to stop by,

Angela  xx

Tuesday, 5 January 2010

A New Baby Boy Card ......

I have made this card for the following challenges;

Create 4 Fun challenge 23, I have used Bev's nice and simple sketch.

Cupcake Challenges 72 "a baby card".

Stampin for the Weekend "new beginings".

Papertake Weekly "new Beginings"

Crazy 4 Challenges, "Polka Dot Fun"

By the Cute and Girly, something "new"

I have used the gorgeous "vintage baby" stamp from Sugar Nellie, coloured with promarkers, copic spica glitter pens, nesties, MME wild asparagus papers, DCWV c/s, ribbon, gems.

I thought I would post a picture of the snowy trees at the back of our garden, they do look lovely but getting to school was hard work today!!  I have had to put Philip into his 3 wheel pushchair and it just about managed to get through the snow but it was very slippy as there is ice under the fresh snow, if we get much more I think we will have to stay home.  I dont like driving in the snow, but as my car has been in the garage for 2 weeks, I just need it back to get around!!

We dont seem to have a problem with salt here, so I guess that is lucky, we have had days when no roads have been gritted, but again today they have gritted my road as both ways in and out are a long hill, they had filled the salt bin on the corner too, so I went out to get a little just to keep things clear for carrying Philip in and out, last week there wasn't a grain left but it was interesting to see how many had lovely clean drives while the road is packed with ice!!!  If that wasn't enough I saw a man pull up in his car in the lane at the school and get out a "large" bag and spade and fill his bag to take home!!  There are 2 schools and nursing home using the lane!!

Hope the snow is not too bad where you are, take care,

Angela  xx

Monday, 4 January 2010

Totally Gorjuss ......

This week the challenge at Totally Gorjuss is to make a Thank You card.  The challenge is sponsored by Joanna Sheen, a £10 voucher for her online store.

I have used my new Sugar Nellie "litte miss attitude" stamp, coloured with promarkers, stickles stardust glitter glue, nesties, MS valentines punch, papers are DCWV glitter sweet stack, DCWV c/s, sentiment is craftwork cards.

I really like the bright cheerful colours of this card, I have been trying to use more of my stash before I buy any more new stash!!  I have so much that is un-used, un-inked or stamped only once that I have decided to make an effort to something with it all.

Thanks for stopping by,

Angela  xx

Sunday, 3 January 2010

Papertake Weekly Challenge 31 .....

There is a nice and simple sketch to use this week at Papertake Weekly.  I have used it to make another card ready for some of the parties Philip has been invited to.  This weeks challenge is sponsored by Simon Says Stamp and they are giving $25 voucher for their online store!!

I have used my "monster boy" stamp from squiggles and giggles, coloured with promarkers, glossy accents for the balloon, papers are BG archaic, DCWV c/s, sentiment is craftwork cards.

We have had more snow, just when I was hoping it would go!!  I'm not looking forward to the start of school as I still haven't got my car back???  :o(   It should be ready sometime this week, but it is so difficult to get around in this weather with Philip.

Its nice to see that we are all finding more time to craft again, I love to visit your blog's to see what you have made and I do apprecieate the lovely comments you leave afterr your visit.  Thanks for stopping by today,

Angela  xx

Saturday, 2 January 2010

Guest Designer for Sketch Saturady Challenge 84 ......

This is my first card of the New Year and also my first card as Guest Designer for Sketch Saturday for the month of January!!   Woooo Hooo!!!!!   This week it is design team member Simonne's turn to provide the sketch and I must say it is a wonderful sketch to work with, I have flipped the sketch for my card.

Sketch 84 is being sponsored by Your Next Stamp and Karen has very generously offered the "Shopper Fhiona" stamp set to one lucky Sketch Saturday entrant - thanks Karen!

As Karen is sponsoring this challenge and as I am a Your Next Stamp starlet I decided to use my YNS  Happy Day's Mermaid stamp set for my card, these stamps are a dream to colour with promarkers.

I have coulured my mermaid with promarkers and sakura stardust pen, I have used glossy accents for the crab and stickles stardust to edge the star fish,  emerald gems.  I have used DCWV c/s papers are K & Co Hopscotch, Victorian embossing folder for the panel, the sparkly ribbon is from my stash - I just had enough to fit this card.

Thanks for stopping by, I hope you can find the time to join in with this weeks challenge.

Angela xx