Friday, 29 April 2011

A Royal Wedding Blog Hop!!

Blog Hop is now closed. 
Thank you to all of you for making this hop so special! 

Today's the day!!!!

We are delighted to bring you a one-off blog hop in honour of William and Kate's wedding.
This is the brain-child of our dear friend Heidi, (DT Sistah at Peachy Keen).
This is the task she set us......
Create a card, scrapbook page, or altered item with the theme...
Fairy tale
(Considering I live 'over here', I actually struggled to come up with something)!
I didn't want to go down the red/white/blue route, so had to put my thinking cap on.
Here's what I finally came up with....

William and Kate, a Word Book.

Front cover

Page 1

Page 2

Page 3

Page 4

Page 5

Page 6

It's my first word book and I had no idea really how to decorate it, so kept it simple(ish).
It's a bit rough round the edges, but I've let myself off as it's my first, (and probably my last)! LOL


Wedding cake is a stamped image I had in a drawer!
(Think it's a Magnolia image, but can't be sure).
 Groom Edwin
  'Wedding Carriage'
 Tilda as Bride
'I Do' Wedding Word book is from Funky Hand
Stamped images coloured with Copics
Other images from Heidi and Google
Flowers. pearls and metal corners are all from my stash.

Now if you've arrived at me via Heidi, then you are on the right track. If not, please go back and start there. 
There are some fabulous projects to keep you entertained on this special day.
Just in case you get a little lost, here is a list of all the blogs in the hop...

AND!!! There's candy too! 
Leave me a comment telling me which page you like best and why for a chance to win THIS puppy!.......

Please, remember, you need to tell me which page and why, to be included in a random draw for this totally cute Peachy Keen set!
(I will draw one winner on Sunday evening).

I have decided to enter this book into a couple of challenges...
Whimsical Wednesday
Stampin' for the Weekend
A Gem Of A Challenge
Crafty Cardmakers
Creative Belli Blog

Have a fabulous Royal Wedding and an equally fabulous Royal Blog Hop!!! 
(It's getting quite exciting over here now)!


Tuesday, 26 April 2011

Coming soon!!!

Please join us for a fabulous Royal Blog Hop in honour of the Royal Wedding!!!
6am EST, (which I THINK, means 11am BST)!

Don't forget your tiara!!!!


Sunday, 24 April 2011

A birthday card for my D-i-L

It's my Daughter -in-Law's birthday today and she wants to get into scrap-booking. I'm glad, 'coz my granddaughter is a little smasher and a scrap book will be wonderful. So, I bought her her first scrap book for her birthday and Pam, my best bud and I, have given her loads of 12x12 papers to start her off.

Here's a photo of Teigan having a 'picnic'. It will make a lovely scrapbook page.

and the card for Vicki.

I coloured my gorgeous image with Copics as per usual! lol
She is called 'Little Rapunzel' and is a digi image by Elisabeth Bell.
You can find her HERE.
I'm still learning to colour hair and although it's far from perfect, I'm quite pleased with it.
The paper is a snippet of the DCWV Linen Closet on a base of Kraft CS.
(That stuff is as rare as hen's teeth 'over here)!!
The die cut circle is a Nestie, but you all knew that didn't you.
The gorgeous pearly swirl is from Peachy Keen! Yep! PK are stocking some AMAZING accessories now.
Go check 'em out HERE! (Click on 'supplies', after you've ogled all the new cool stamps). 
The sentiment is from Papermania.
Well, I hope you are having a peaceful and Happy Easter. 'Till next time.......


Tuesday, 19 April 2011

Two cards for Peachy Keen's 50th challenge!!

It's Peachy Keen's "50th Golden" Challenge today and we want you to 
create a card or layout based on the SKETCH & Twist provided.

      TWIST: Must use Gold or Metallic accents in your project

We also have the mega talented KRISTAL from Getting Cricky as our guest designer this week.  
She is UBER talented and you will love her creations!  

  OK, here's the sketch......
Design must be new
Project must incorporate elements from provided sketch  and contain a metallic accent
Link up before May3th.
Here's my take on the sketch.
I used the gorgeous bunny from PK-254 'Easter Egg Words And Bunnies'
It reminds me of the Lindt Chocolate bunny!
(Should've put a red ribbon round his neck and a little bell)! Ha Ha!
I used gold Mirri card cut with a Nestie for his frame.
The flowers were ready made and ivory coloured, so I sprayed 'em with Stick and Spray,
then dipped 'em in gold Glamour Dust.
Punched the leaves out in Mirri card using a Leone-Em punch.
The sentiment is from PK-263, Springtime Minis.
(It was the perfect size to fit on the gold ribbon).
The base card was embossed with a Sizzix embossing folder.
(I used the de-bossed side).

Now! I thought this card was MAYBE a little OTT, so decided to make another..........

 Isn't that dragonfly THE cutest!!!!!
She's from the new release, and is from PK-279 Faceless Bugs.

Here's a photo taken when the light was a bit better and from a different angle.....

The colours are truer on the first picture, but you can't see the glimmer on the DP or the gold embossing on Madam Dragonfly in the first one.
To get the wings how I wanted them, I stamped them out in vellum, then cut them in half up the middle.
I glued two tiny tabs to the cut parts, then put a slit in the abdomen of the dragonfly and inserted the tabs.
That way my wings could be further apart and look as if they are beating.

Two totally different takes on the challenge! I enjoyed making these SO much.
 Please hop on over to the Peachy Keen Challenge blog for all the deets and to play along for a chance at the fabulous Giveaway,,,,,,,

TWO lucky random winners will receive a $25 Gift Certificate to the Peachy Keen Stamps Store to celebrate our 50th challenge!!

Please also give some love to my fantastic DT Sistahs. They work so hard to bring you fantastic projects.
Wishing you Good luck and a Happy Easter!!!

Thursday, 14 April 2011

Wow! I made a card!!!

I've been in the doldrums this past two weeks after hearing that I have a 'mass' in my body! It was there a year ago, but wasn't picked up on my CT scan last May!! It was only seen on my latest scan a month ago. I'm not a happy bunny and will be having strong words when I have my next oncology appointment in May!!

BUT!! I have managed to make a card that I love. (After seeing my best bud make one).
I adapted mine a little but the design is basically the same.

The paper is DCWV 'Linen Closet', my new favourite papers. LOVE the richness and the fabulous colours.
The flowers are from the SU! set, 'Delight in Life' and the ribbon is 'Anita's'.
The sentiment was made with a Nestie label die sponged with Color Box 'Blue Lagoon'.
The flowers are lying on an embossed background using SU! 'Lattice' embossing folder that a lovely friend gifted to me. I LOVE it!
I'm entering this card in these challenges....

Crafts and Me Challenges - Ribbon
The Paper Variety  - Use flowers
Amber's Crafts and Stuff - Favourite things

Seeing this card made has really lifted my spirits. I hope you like it as much as I do.


Tuesday, 5 April 2011

Peachy Keen Challenge #49

Welcome to the latest Peachy Keen Challenge everyone!
I had SO much fun making this card with the newly released and TOTALLY cute stamp sets!!

OK, on to the deets......

Create a card or layout based on the SKETCH provided

Design must be new
Project must incorporate elements from provided sketch
Link up on the PK Challenge Blog before April 18th

As with all the PK sketch challenges, the basic layout should be there, 
(but feel free to flip elements & get creative)!

Chipboard Album of choice
(There are LOADS to choose from)!!!

"Happy Mother's Day"!

You lucky peeps you! LOL

Here's my card and if you like this...just WAIT until you see my DT Sistahs' cards!!!
We've pulled out all the stops on this one!
( I think it was our way of showing Kathy and her family some extra love).

I played with the brand new just released stamp sets  PK-286 'Easter Patch',
PK-441 Cute and Cuddly 1 1/8"   and  PK-284 Spring Bouquet. (Sentiment).
PK Stamps are SO versatile!
Coloured with Copics as per usual! lol
I hopped over to Kim's blog for some ideas for my rabbits' EARS.
I don't have the exact same punch as Kim suggests, but I do have one very similar by Leone Em,
so that had to do!
Thank you Kim for those brilliant instructions!
I added some Glamour Dust (I LOVE that stuff) to the Easter eggs and that's basically that.

Please drop on by the Peachy Keen Challenge blog
and give my fabulous DT Sisters some well deserved love.
You are going to be DEE-Lighted!

(WE also hope you will play along with us 'coz we LOVE to see all your fabulous creations).


Saturday, 2 April 2011

Peachy Keen Spring Release Hillbilly card!

I wish I could have got more samples ready for the release, but a dead PC and a health issue has stopped me in my tracks a bit.
Anyway, I DID make this card in Thursday for today. 
I LOVE these stamps and couldn't wait to try one out.

What do you think? 
Click on the name and it will take you to the PK Store where there is an opening sale of all the new release until the 4th April, so hurry!!!

The Stuff:
PK-SY-900 (image and sentiment)
MFT Tree die
MFT Clouds die
MS Grass punch
DP Woodland Folk (Docrafts)

My PK blog hop post is HERE!

As it's Mother's Day here tomorrow, I might not get time to play too much this weekend.
I hope your Mother's day is a pleasant and happy one.


Peachy Keen Blog Hop is HERE!

Welcome to the Peachy Keen Blog Hop!!!
Sorry if I've kept you waiting, it's the clocks going forward, they've thrown me out an hour!!!
First things first!
The winner of my sneak peek is AMANDA!!!
(Chosen by
congratulations Amanda, you've got yourself the Spring Bouquet set!!!
Please email Angelica ( 
with your address and the set you won, to claim your prize!)
I know you've all been dying to see the new release and the sneak peeks in full,
well your patience is rewarded!
This release is my very favourite with THE most KERYUTE stamps you've ever laid eyes on and we have THE most fabulous DT samples to show you and you will LOVE 'em ALL!!!
Here's mine in full and an extra one I did.

PK-284 Spring Bouquet

Aren't those bouquets gorgeous!!!!
(On the pink one, I took the little flower border and stamped it four times to make the circle).
Please pop on over to the next blog for more scrumminess and I hope you were one of the lucky winners!!!
AND!!!! There are MORE yummy prizes up for grabs,
so make sure you start at the Peachy Keen blog to see them all!!!

Here is your blog order.
If you came here via the Peachy Keen Blog, you're on the right track.
If not please go back there, ('coz that's the start)
Your next stop is KIM

HAVE FUN and enjoy!!!!!!!
I'll be back soon with a card a made using an image from the Hillbilly Holler set!