Saturday, 29 November 2008

Sketch #27 sponsored by Whiff of Joy!

Sketch #27 over at Sketch Saturday, and this week you could win one of Whiff of Joys new christmas stamps, Herb with bird. Isn't he adorable? awwwwwwwww.

This is my card, I have used another WoJ stamp, Willow with hot chocolate, which I received in less than a week, Thank you Katharina!

I have coloured Willow with my watercolour pencils, the patterned paper with the small stars on was free with a mag, the other plain papers were embossed in my argyle cuttlebug folder followed by gently rubbing a shadow ink pad over the embossed paper. The sentiment is hand written. Please pop over to Sketch Saturday and see the other cards made by the design team, they're stunning! Thank you.

Wednesday, 26 November 2008

Thank you!

Isn't this such a lovely, special award?
Huge thanks go to my lovely freinds Tracie and Debbie, who have both passed this onto me (Thanks Girls! I'm honoured that you thought of me. xx)
Here's what the award means...
This blog invests and believes the PROXIMITY - nearness in space, time and relationships!These blogs are exceedingly charming. These kind blogger's aim to find and be friends. They are not interested in prizes or self-aggrandizement. Our hope is that when the ribbons of these prizes are cut, even more friendships are propagated. Please give more attention to these writers! Deliver this award to eight blogger's who must choose eight more and include this cleverly-written text into the body of their award.
Isn't that a lovely sentiment?
I would like to pass this onto all of you, because you find the time to stop by to leave a comment, I thank each and every one of you, because I know I'm a big let down in that respect, I never have as much time anymore, yet you all FIND the time so are much more worthy than me for this award.
So I know this is a bit of a cop-out, but I think you all deserve this award, blogging has made so many friends for all of us, and we all give our friendhip freely and expect nothing in return. So please award this to yourselves if you haven't already received it........ because you're worth it!! ;)

Saturday, 22 November 2008

don't you just love these penguins?

Awwww isn't this an adorable image! I love it!
It's called 'Penguin Tree' and it's from Elzybells Art Stamps.
The image was given to me by my friend Mariska (Thanks again hunni! xx)
I've coloured the image with watercolour pencils and used it for this weeks card for sketch #26.
The papers, the 3 baubles and the sentiment are all by Dovecraft.
I have added a bit of clear glitter gel pen to the star and baubles, but it's hard to see this in the photo.

Tuesday, 18 November 2008


Congratulations to my friend Debbie! she has just passed 12,000 blog hits!! WOW!!

To celebrate, she is offering the most amazing blog candy, 17 copic markers (yes 17!!), 2 delightful sugar nellie stamps, a scrummy Swell Noel 12x12 pad from Kay & Co and the matching pleated Grand Adhesions.

You can pick yourself up off the floor now ;)

If you would like a chance to win these goodies all you have to do is link back to Debbie's blog from your blog and leave a comment HERE.

A winner will be drawn at 5PM next Tuesday - 26th November.

Good luck everyone!!

Monday, 17 November 2008

I've been tagged!

My friend Diane has tagged me, it's the first time i've been tagged, and I have to tell you all 7 random and/or weird things about me, lol.

so here goes...
1. not weird, just random... I'm a huge fan of Johnny Depp *drools*
2. another random fact (weird to some)... I like frogs!
3. unusual?... I have a mole in the shape of a heart on my back
4. I used to eat jam & lettuce sandwiches as a child (you decide if that is weird lol)
5. I have odd ears! The one from my Mom has a larger lobe than the one I got from my Dad. It means that some earring styles are a no-no
6. my record collection embarrasses my children! "My toot toot" and "Kinky boots" to name just 2 singles that cause them shame! *insert evil laugh here*
7. I HATE MARMITE! see? I'm not weird at all.
ok, so now I need to tag 7 others, hmmmm, who to choose? I bet most of you have already received this so I apologise if you have
I shall tag...
ok ladies, your turn! ;)

Saturday, 15 November 2008

Wow!... #25 already!

Time for another sketch at sketch saturday!
There's a few christmas goodies up for grabs this week too, pop over to the blog and see what you could win if you make a christmas card, and while you're there please take time to look at the fabulous cards made by the design team.
Here is my card, I have used stampin up papers again this week, i'm loving their papers so much. The image and sentiment were given to me by my lovely friend Mariska, who incidently is celebrating her birthday today!!
Thank you hunni and wishing you a fabulous day today! ;)

Friday, 14 November 2008

Thank you Kerry!

Many thanks to Kerry for passing this fantastic award onto me :)

I'm thrilled to bits! what a lovely, kind and thoughtful gesture. Thanks hunni! xx

Sunday, 9 November 2008

One-a-day Giveaway!!

What an opportunity for crafters everywhere!
Sally from Bootiful Stampz is giving a stamp away every day for the rest of November... WOW!
Here's what Sally says on her blog...

Yep! As it approaches the Merry Season i think i'm going slightly mad!!! and I have decided that for the rest of November I am going to give away One Stamp EVERY DAY!!!!
There are conditions of course!
I want you to tell people about the One Day Giveaway on your blog and link back to This Bootiful Stampz Blog!
You will have until 11/12pm on that day to put your name down, only once per day please but you can enter EVERY DAY!! and of course for EVERY DAY that you do enter, you will have to post on your blog! you could win once/twice or three times who knows!
All names that have answered that day and have posted on their blog (links will be checked) will go into a hat and the winner announced the next day!
I will make a new post each day and you just add your name to that post!
So watch out for the start of the One a Day Giveaway TOMORROW!!!! 10th November!! and of course - Lots of luck!!!

Good luck from me too, remember you gotta be in it to win it! ;)

Saturday, 8 November 2008

Sketch Saturday #24 - win a Sarah Kay stamp!

Hi everyone!
It's week #24 over at Sketch Saturday , and this week you could win a Sarah Kay stamp! How great is that eh?
My friend and fellow design team member, Debbie, has very generously donated the stamp as a prize for one lucky challenger, so be sure to take part to be in with a chance of winning!
Here is my card, I have used this gorgeous WoJ image which was sent to me by my friend Tracie
All the papers used on the card are by Stampin Up, aren't they beautiful? and of course they coordinate with each other perfectly which is one thing I love about stampin up.
The sentiment is hand written. I used a glitter gel pen to add a bit of christmas sparkle ;)

Saturday, 1 November 2008

Sketch Saturday #23

It's DT week over at Sketch Saturday!
This weeks fabulous sketch is designed and hosted by Coco! (Merci beaucoup mon amie!)
Coco has also given us the option of using an autumnal theme too, so I just had to use my 'Windy Tilda' stamp. I stamped Tilda on plain card and used watercolour pencils to colour her in, then I stamped her dress and hat on 2 different patterned papers and paper pieced them onto the other image.
The card base is cut from Chatterbox Chateau Upholstery cardstock, which is gorgeous double sided cardstock. The patterned circles are cut from Papercellar's wedding collection.

I have since stamped a greeting on the bottom left corner so that I could send this card to a friend.
I think the layout that Coco has given us would be excellent for christmas cards too, don't you think?