Saturday, 31 January 2009

Pollycraft Designs sponsors Sketch Saturday

This weeks challenge over at Sketch Saturday is sponsored by Pollycraft Designs, and Paula is offering 2 fabulous stamps from her new collection as a prize this week!!
You can tell by looking at them that they are gonna be great fun to colour ;)

Here is this weeks sketch...

and here is my card, i've rotated the sketch so that my image and sentiment fits better.
The papers were given to me by Gill (my secret santa!) Thanks again Gill xx
This image is such a cute Tilda don't you think? I watercoloured her with distress inks and stampin up ink.
The sentiment is from a book of pop out sentiments, although I have popped them all out to save space, so I can't tell you which company made them.

Just wanted to say Thank you again to my friend Diane, who received this card from me as thanks for her help at very short notice!

Thanks for looking, have a great weekend! xx

It's my first blogoversary!!

This will stay at the top of my posts until 31st Jan

UPDATE 26th January... I wanted to THANK YOU ALL for your congratulations and kind comments and also for entering my candy prize draw. I'm sorry that I haven't been around to all of you to thank you personally, but I promise that each and every one of you will be entered in the draw before I use to find out the winner this coming Saturday. Thank you so much, Love, Jo xx

This blog is 1 year old today! (13th Jan)
Not only that... I have recently just passed 10,000 blog hits too!! woohooo!
Blimey, the last 12 months have gone by quick haven't they?
Over the last year I have made tons of new friends :)
So as a thank you for your friendship, kind comments, or just plain nuttiness lol, I'm giving away the following candy to one of you.

Made by K&Company...

A pad of 36 sheets of 6x6 assorted paper
A pack of green glitter alphabet stickers
Grand Adhesions brookfield words
Grand Adhesions daisies
Grand Adhesions butterflies
A pack of button brads

If you'd like to win these goodies then please leave a comment on this post and also leave a link on your own blog telling everyone about my candy too. That's it!
You have until the end of the month to enter, I shall use to choose a winner on Saturday 31st January at 10pm (GMT).

Good luck everyone!!

Jo xx

Monday, 26 January 2009

Win a Bootiful Stampz!

Would you like to win a stamp from Bootiful Stampz?
Not a Maggie or a Bunny Stampz, but another stamp! ;)

Here's what to do...
Design a Card or an ATC using only the colours:
Pink, Blue, Purple and White
It can be of any subject.
Put a picture of it on your blog and link back to the Bootiful Stampz blog
ALSO don't forget to leave a message on THIS THREAD letting Sally know that you have entered the competition.

Competition is open until 14th February and the winner will be notified shortly after!

Good luck everyone! xx

Marlene's Blogoversary

It's not hard to see how Marlene has amassed 235,000 blog hits in just one year, her blog is truly inspirational and full of fabulous jaw dropping cards and projects.
Would you like to get your hands on some FANTASTIC candy? of course you would ;)
CLICK HERE to get your name down, you have until Friday this week (30th)
Marlene is giving away the following to one lucky blogger...

Congratulations & happy blogoversary Marlene! xx

Saturday, 24 January 2009

Fantastic prize this week!

This weeks sketch over at Sketch Saturday is sponsored by Emma Lockley, Emma is an independant Stampin Up demonstrator and she is giving away an AWESOME prize to one of our challengers!...

6 stampin up double sided sweet always backing papers (6"x6")
3 co-ordinating ribbons
a scallop border punch (extremely popular at the moment)
a Yummy stamp set from the sale a bration catalogue

Not only will one lucky winner receive this amazing prize, but EVERYONE can benefit from Emma's generosity!!
For this week only (24th Jan - 30th Jan inclusive)
Emma is offering 10% off to everyone!!! (excluding postage costs of course)
If you don't already have a Stampin Up catalogue, you can buy one from Emma for a special price of £2.75 inc p&p, and not only that, if you do buy a catalogue from Emma she will extend this great offer just for you, so you can take advantage of 10% off your first order until feb 20th!
I'm sure you wouldn't want to miss an opportunity like this so EMAIL Emma to place your order today!

Stampin Up have a "Sale a bration" offer on at the moment so if you spend £45.00 you can receive a free stamp set!!
Not forgetting that Emma will also give you your 10% off too!
It just gets better and better the more you read doesn't it? ;)

I think you'll agree that this is an absolutely phenomonal deal and a 'not to be missed' challenge this week ;)

Unfortunately I cannot win the amazing prize but I can still take part in the challenge ;)

here is my card for this week...

I have used my new Whimsy Frog stamp which was given to me by the very kind and generous Denise from Whimsy Stamps (their whimsy animals collection are brilliant designs, please go take a look)......Thank you again for my new froggy Denise!! xx

dragonfly paper - Provocraft Bitty Scrap Pad, 'windswept'
old olive floral paper - Stampin Up
image - Whimsy Stamps
coloured with a mix of inks, certainly celery, old olive and bashful blue (that had a touch of certainly celery mixed with it) also from Stampin Up
sentiment - hand written
flowers and ribbon - given to me by my good friends Sally & Gill (thanks again ladies! xx)

Hope you all have a wonderful weekend, take care xx

Saturday, 10 January 2009

Pink Gem Designs sponsoring SS this week :)

This week over at Sketch Saturday, our challenge is being sponsored by Pink Gem Designs!

And this is the fabulous stamp that you could win...

Here is my card, I made this card in less than 15 minutes!! I had to rush it a little tbh as there's so much going on here at the moment that I haven't had time to sit down and think about what I actually wanted to make, but i'm quite pleased with how it turned out in the end :)

The orange cardstock and checked paper is by stampin up, the mustard checked paper is from the 'bitty scrap pad' that I bought from Sassy Crafts, the theme is called 'windswept'. The 'thank you' sentiment is by Stamps Away, and the Elmo image (isn't he lovely?) was one of many images sent to me by my friend Emma..... thanks again Em! xx

Thanks for looking!

Wednesday, 7 January 2009

Simon Says Stamps awesome giveaway!!

O...M....G! this is the biggest giveaway i've ever seen!!!
You just have to put your name down for the opportunity to win a prize...good luck!

extract taken from their blog...

"Simon is announcing our biggest GIVEAWAY EVER! over $750 in blog candy prizes!

All you have to do is visit our store and tell us which of our Simon Says Stamp exclusive clear stamp sets is your favorite (over 40 to choose from). You will be entered in a drawing to be held January 10, 2009 at 11:59pm!

Why are we doing this? ....We want to publicize our new Simon Says Stamp brand of stamps! We want to hear what you think about them, what is your favorite? Let us know!

There will be 10 Big Winners! Yes, that is right, no kidding! 10 winners! Lucky lucky bloggers!"

the stamp sets are lovely and I can see that they will be very popular indeed.
I love the "you=cherry on my sundae" set but you know me and frogs, so my fave has to be the " frogs, jumping for joy" set... so cute!

Jellybelly fabric candy...

... sounds like another of Emma's fantastic creations doesn't it? actually you should go to her blog to see her fabulous fabric cupcakes/pin cushions, they're so yummy looking! Actually, I wonder if Emma has ever made draught excluders that look like mars bars or coasters that look like wagon wheels?
Anyway, I digress, click on the link above to go to her blog and while you're there, (and I promise you that you will stay for a while ogling all her fab work, giggling at her hilarious posts, and even reminiscing about your own childhood as Emma takes us on a journey through her childhood, adolescence and onto marriage and motherhood), you may want to put your name down for a chance of winning some of the fabric that Emma uses to make her goodies. If I could get along with my sewing machine then I would love to get to work making bunting, fabric pictures, and the like, but I don't, it hates me and I just don't have the patience to sit and sew by hand (too lazy lol) but I bet there's loads of you who would eh?

Saturday, 3 January 2009


I hope 2009 is kind to you all and that you all have a happy and healthy year ahead.
I'm still getting over the flu virus, but can see a light at the end of the tunnel now, just got to get rid of this nagging cough!

Well today is the first sketch of 2009 for sketch saturday, and the first DT week of the year!!
This weeks sketch is by the extremely talented Emma, who incidently is also offering an awesome prize for this weeks winner!!! a selection of goodies with a RRP of £20 !!!!!!!!! wow! what a prize eh?
Here is my card using Emmas sketch, I have used my stampin up papers yet again ;) I love them! The butterfly quartet image was given to me by my friend Debs from Auntys forum, as was the friend heart image, all I did was watercolour onto them and then bring all the elements together, added faux stitching with my white gel pen, then added the flowers with their shiny centres to finish. Hope you all like it, and hope you all have fun with the challenge this week ;)