Monday, 31 August 2009

More Squiggles

Hope you all had a lovely weekend, we've had a nice long one, as it's a bank holiday here today.

Here's another card using a Squiggles Stamps image. This cutey is Daisy with Flowers.
The papers and chipboard embellies all come from a kit i picked up in Poundland which contained 3 sheets of 12x12, loads of chipboard shapes (some of which are glittered), decorative strips and some epoxy stickers, all for the bargain price of £1!!!, obviously.

Saturday, 29 August 2009

Squiggle stamps 2

Hope everyone is enjoying the weekend so far, i'm looking forward to the long weekend and having Hubby home during the day until Tuesday. School starts again next week, i can't believe how quickly the summer has passed, before we know it it will be Christmas!!!

Anyhow, here's a card i've made using one of the cute little Monster Mash stamps from Squiggle Stamps. I adore this little guy, especially with the googly eyes i gave him.
The number 4 and BOY are both cut on the Cricut using Graphically Speaking cart.

Friday, 28 August 2009

1st Squiggle Stamps project

This is the first of the projects i've made with the gorgeous selection of rubber stamps that Tracy of Squiggle Stamps sent me last week. I had so much fun playing with these cuties.

This cute little girl is Daisy Sitting Pretty and isn't she just the sweetest?
Don't forget the blog launches on 1st September. So be sure to check it out then for more info on the new releases....yummy blog candy and to see some beautiful creations by the other super-talented DT members.

Wednesday, 26 August 2009

Passion for Promarkers week 14

The PfP challenge colour combo this week is at least two purples (you can choose from lilac, lavender, amethyst and aubergine). I used all four shades, and some Doodlebug sugar coating for her top. The image is Daisy (Sugar Nellie), i nabbed a couple of stamped images at my crop, from a new crafting friend Kim, thanks Kim.
As usual i have photographed all the colours i used.

Monday, 24 August 2009

Good news

I have just had the nod that i can now share a little bit of news with you, (i've been dying to spill the beans). I have been asked by Tracy to join the Squiggle Stamps design team. I'm so excited to be working along side some very talented crafters and can't wait for my first package of rubber to land on my door mat, so i can start to play.
Squiggle Stamps are a small UK based stamp company launched in Summer 2009, and carry a unique range of cute and whimsical stamps designed by a talented team of illustrators.

Make sure you add the Squiggle Stamps new blog to your blog list, i have insider infomation that there's is gonna be an official launch of the blog on September 1st, with maybe some yummy candy going to.

The winner is.............

Thanks to all who entered the draw for the Halloween labels set.

Random.Org generated number 11, that's Ginny.

Ginny said...
Oh so cute..I would love to win...

Ginny please drop me an email at and i'll get the file sent to you.

Sunday, 23 August 2009

Spooky treats

This box is actually made using the Pencil Box Template from The Cutting Cafe', but i thought it would make a great Halloween Treat box too. I filled it with yummy Orange cables (then i ate them, so now i need to buy more).

The sentiment is from TCC' Halloween Labels set, which i am giving away tomorrow, just leave a comment on my Tuesday 18th August post before midnight GMT tonight to be in with a chance of winning it.

Saturday, 22 August 2009

Special friend

Happy Saturday everyone.

My new Fall Stamp Set from Whiff of Joy arrived this week, and i was itching to get at least one of them inked up, coloured with my Promarkers and popped onto a card, so i settled for this one. Originally she is chasing leaves but i'm not ready for Autumn yet, so i made her chase Martha Stewart butterflies instead. I think they are tropical butterflies, as they the size of her hands. lol

The sentiment is from the HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO MY SPECIAL FRIEND...HUGE CIRCLE PRINTABLE STAMP SET, i love these circle sentiments Regina designs and they can resized to the exact size you want . You can probably spot a circle shaped card thing going on with me lately too.

Tuesday, 18 August 2009

PFP challenge week 13

This weeks PfP challenge colours are Prussian & Pumpkin, with the added extra of a HALLOWEEN theme.

I found this really great site that sells digital stamps called Mo's Digital Pencil, Maurie is an amazing artist and has some wonderful images on her site.

I've had a go at making a recessed window card, i love trying different styles of cards and this one was great fun to make.

The sentiment is just one tiny part of the newly released set from The Cutting Cafe', called Halloween Labels..Printable Stamps.
If you would like to get this Cutting Cafe' set for free, just leave me a comment on this post between now and midnight GMT Sunday August 23rd and i will draw one lucky name using on Monday.Good luck! Entry now closed and winner announced.

Note: it is not the witch image i am giving away.

Monday, 17 August 2009

An award

I have received this Beautiful Blogger award from two very talented bloggers that i follow. Thanks Kit and Ali, i am honoured to receive it.

Now the hard bit, finding some fellow bloggers who don't already have this award.
I hope none of the following have it, but if they have, they now have it twice! Please accept this award and pass it on.
Sharon, i give you this award for being such a sweetheart, you are one amazing crafter and so very kind. I am you biggest fan.
Donna, this is for always wowing me with your fabulous creations, you are so talented, i love your work.
Lana, i adore your creations you are very talented and i love seeing your work. Thank you for always leaving me such sweet comments, you are so kind.

Sunday, 16 August 2009


I hope you are all having a lovely weekend, i can't believe how quickly the weeks are flying by, before we know it the children will be back to school and the summer will be over.
Anyhoo, here's a couple the cards i made using the Craftytemplates August card kit and this months templates.

Friday, 14 August 2009

Last one

This is the last card i need for August, (phew) and it's for my Dad. August is a birthday month on my Dads side of the family, my Grandad celebrates his on the 21st, my Nan on the 23rd and their son (my Dad) on the 24th, my niece has her birthday on the 17th , so it's quite and expensive month too.
The sentiment is from The Cutting Cafe' Happy Birthday Dad...Huge Circle Printable Stamp set.

The card base and stars are all cut on the Cricut using Wild Card cart.

2009 Summer Minibook event

Over on UKScrappers there is a two week Summer minibook event going on. Each day for two weeks, Monday-Friday, there will be instructions on how to make different minibooks posted on the homepage. Today it's a fab minibook designed by the very talented Leo of Craftytemplates.

Leo sent her DT the instructions a few weeks ago, so we could make samples and heres mine.

If you pop over to the CT blog, there is a chance to win a special one off kit that Leo has put together to make you own little book.

Thursday, 13 August 2009

Back to school

This is my first ever hinged card and it was so much fun to make. I found the image for free on a colouring page site , which i coloured with my Promarkers. I thought that the sentiment from The Cutting Cafe' printable stamp set called School Days would be the perfect accompaniment. Regina has released so many great sets recently, i want to make something from all of them, but there's just not enough hours in the day, or should that be night?, as the children are on school holidays so there's not much crafting going on during the day.

Don't forget if haven't already done so , you can still get the I HAVE FAITH IN YOU set absolutey free until the end of August.

Wednesday, 12 August 2009

Passion for Promarkers week 12

This weeks PfP challenge colours are Rose Pink and Cocoa. I love this colour combo!

The cute image i used is called Sophie and is a digital stamp from Digistamp Boutique. You can't see too well on the photo, but i added a touch of Doodlebug sugar coating to her shoes and bottom of her dress.

Here's the colours i used.

Tuesday, 11 August 2009

For my Grandad

My lovely Grandad will be a 83 years young next week and he has always enjoyed gardening. So with the help of the Cricut Design Studio, i made him this gardening themed card, i hope he likes it.

If you'd like the cut file for this card it can be downloaded here.

Please leave a comment to let me know if you download this cut file, then i can visit your blog too.

The carts i used are, WIMG, Wild Card, Street Sign and My Community.

Monday, 10 August 2009

And the winner is.....................

RANDOM.ORG generated Number 17, congratulations Christina.

Christina said...
the apple set is just the cutest lil thing!

Christina, please email me so i can forward the template to you right away.
Thanks to all that entered the draw.

Saturday, 8 August 2009

Passion for Promarkers week 11

This weeks challenge over on PfP is a sketch based one. You can use any colours you choose, so i used loads! lol
Here's the sketch, followed by my card,

For those that have asked the butterflies are cut on my Cricut from Indie Art cart.

and here are the colours i used, i told you it was loads!

Monday, 3 August 2009

An apple a day give away

Keep and eye on The Cutting Cafe as there are some fabulous news sets soon to be released.
This cute Apple shaped card is one of the latest templates from The Cutting Cafe, and can be found here. I opened the base card template in Word and added the text directly to the inside. This was a really quick and easy card to make, which is good as i'm a little busy settling in a new foster child in, who arrived with us on Friday afternoon, and is currently playing on the Wii with our Son.
The sentiment is one of the All occasion circle word set 1 printable stamps.

I have been given the go ahead from Regina to give this Apple Shaped card template away to one lucky person. So to be in with a chance to win, just leave a comment on this post by midnight GMT Sunday 9th and i will draw the winner using on Monday 10th August, good luck and thanks for popping by.