Wednesday, 30 September 2009

Squiggles stamp of the month

The Christmas Elves stamp set is Stamp of the Month for October and is available for purchase at an amazing price here.

Here's a couple of his and hers Christmas crackers i made on my Cricut with the design studio and then decorated them with the Christmas Elves.

If you would like the CDS cut file for the cracker you'll find it on this post from last year here.

Monday, 28 September 2009

More for Sarahcards

Hope you all had a lovely weekend wherever you were and whatever you were doing. I was resting up, as i hurt my back last week, (i've been cleaning windows, i think housework should come with a health warning!) it's much better today but i still keep getting little niggly pains.

Anyway i've not managed any crafting this weekend, but i do have a couple of my DT samples for Sarahscards to share with you. If you still want to buy this kit as a single purchase, be quick as they are now down to single figures.

Friday, 25 September 2009

Seize the Cake!

Happy Friday everyone, i hope you all have a great weekend!

I have another Squiggle Stamps card to share with you today, the image on this card is one of the Fenella and Friends stamps, this one is called Cupcake girl, just look at the size of that cupcake!!

Thursday, 24 September 2009


Here's just a couple of the cards i made with the gorgeous September scrap kit from Sarahscards, which features the yummy Cosmo Cricket Early Bird range. There are still a few of the kits available as a single purchase, so if you're looking for a great kit for either scrapbooking or cardmaking, why not give it a try?

Wednesday, 23 September 2009

Passion for Promarkers week 18

This weeks PfP challenge colours are Emerald and Marine, the added twist is that you have to make 'anything but a card', so i made this little pillow box, which i cut on my Cricut from the Wedding solutions cart. The PfP design team have produced some stunning work as usual.

The image is Daisy with Gift from Squiggle Stamps.

If you want to make a pillow box but don't own the Wedding cart, there is a Pillow box set over in The Cutting Cafe' you could use.

Here's the colours i used............. (i have one little complaint about the new Promarker colours....... and that's that the colour name is in a different place, so makes it not so easy to photograph this way).

Tuesday, 22 September 2009

Sweet wishes

Here as promised, is another card using Squiggles Stamps. For this one i first stamped Daisy Sitting Pretty, then masked her off and stamped the new Cupcake stamp over the top, i must admit it took me three attempts to line it up correctly but got there in the end, i think next time i'll just cut her out with scissors and pop her on top.

Don't forget, if you haven't already entered the candy prize draw on the blog yet, you still have until 12 noon GMT Friday.

Monday, 21 September 2009

Meet Oscar

Oscar is Daisy's buddy or maybe even her Brother, anyway he is one of the fabulous newly released stamps over at Squiggle Stamps and can be found playing with his toy plane here.
I have been playing with some other of the new Squiggle Stamps all morning, so watch this space there's more to show you later this week.

Sunday, 20 September 2009


I've had a request from one of my Niece's work colleagues for a card. Her Mum is turning 60 this week and she couldn't find a card she liked in the shops. I made two (as i didn't really like the first one), so she can choose the one she likes (if any). The only info i got was that the 60 was not to be too big, it had to include a bit a bling, and be quite modern. I will find out tomorrow if any of these are suitable. The blue border/frame on this ^ one is cut on the Cricut from Lyrical Letters cart.

Friday, 18 September 2009

Ahoy Matey!

Regina over at The Cutting Cafe' has designed a great set for all your little Pirate fans. The AHOY MATEY PRINTABLE STAMP SET contains 21 images, along with a birthday invitation. I have used the happy birthday Matey sentiment and the treasure map on this card.
The Pirate dragon is of course one of Dustin Pikes fabulous printable stamps.

Thursday, 17 September 2009

Passion for Promarkers week 17

This week the PfP challenge is that you can use any colours but must include polka dots.

Here's my card and as usual here's all the colours i used, (click on the photo for a better view).

Wednesday, 16 September 2009

Snowflake Daisy

Tracy from Squiggle Stamps sent all the DT a gorgeous mini kit, which is available to purchase at a bargain price here, it includes some lovely Bo Bunny Christmas papers and lots of other bits and pieces. The image i have used for both these cards is Snowflake Daisy, the sentiment is the one included in the Christmas Elves kit.

Tuesday, 15 September 2009

Yummy brownies!!!

Well my son thinks this is the best project i've ever made, not because he likes my box, but he loves brownies, and the fact i told him i was going to bake some this morning, so i could photograph them, made this his favorite creation of mine. My hubby thinks i'm just crazy, baking so i could stage a photo, but he won't complain when he's eating the brownies.

The label on this box is part of the FROM MY KITCHEN printable stamp set which contains 41 images!!!

And it's also on SPECIAL OFFER................

If you purchase this set from today through Saturday the 19th of September and receive the
APRON SHAPED CARD set for free.

The instuctions on how to make the box can be found here.
I also found this fab tutorial on how to make paper flowers, mine aren't quite perfect, as i struggled with the middle bits, but i'm quite happy with how they turned out for my first attempt. I don't have the punch that Maria used, so i used the flower on the Cricut New Arrival cart, cut at 2".
I dripped a little Glossy Accents on them to look like water droplets.

Close up of my flowers...........

Just to prove i really baked brownies........... my home smells all chocolatey now.

Monday, 14 September 2009

Christmas already?

I've never made Christmas cards so early before, but when i received these cute stamps from Tracy of Squiggle Stamps i just had to get them inked up, coloured in and popped onto a card straight away. On this card i have used the newly released Christmas Elves stamp kit. There are three individual stamps in the set plus the sentiment, but i did a bit of masking so they overlapped.
Don't forget to pop over to the Squiggle Stamps Blog before the 26th September and enter the candy prize draw, and if you place an order on the website, you'll get an extra entry too. I wish i could enter, as the prize is amazing!

Friday, 11 September 2009


The Cutting Cafe is having a WEEKEND SPECIAL starting today....When you purchase one of the Cutting Cafe's oldie but goodie printable stamp sets called ALL ABOUT CUPCAKES, you will receive ANY other set of your choice for free, even if the price is greater, it's FREE!
This special will last from today until midnight Saturday the 12th of September 2009...(Pacific standard time), so go grab yourself a great deal now!!!!!!

Thursday, 10 September 2009

Cute Christmas

I can't believe i just typed that 'C' word, and it's only September!!! I know it’s not Christmas for a while yet, but now is the perfect time to get started on your Christmas cards without leaving it till the last minute, as i usually do. This months Craftytemplates card kit, ‘Cute Christmas’ contains loads of cute papers and embellishments and as usual it’s been designed to work with this months Crafty Templates!

Here's just one of the cards i made with the kit and this months templates.

Wednesday, 9 September 2009

Big Stuff

Now that school has started again, i can finally hide away in my craftroom and craft away without interruptions.
Regina from The Cutting Cafe' has been so busy and produced so many great printable stamp sets recently, and i have been itching to use some of them, so today i did. The sentiment on this card is part of the Big Stuff Sentiments...printable stamp set.
The cute little image is Daisy with flowers from Squiggle Stamps.

Tuesday, 8 September 2009

Passion for Promarkers week 16

This weeks PfP challenge colours are Sandstone and Blue Pearl.
Here's my take on the challenge. The image is one of the Fall 2009 Whiff of Joy stamps called Sitting Farmer Oakley, and he is sitting on the large mushroom. I added texture to the top of mushroom by dotting on it with the Promarker blender. For the branches i used my Leone Em Ash branch punch.
Here's the colours i used,

Friday, 4 September 2009

Passion for Promarkers week 15

This weeks PfP challenge is to use any colours, with the theme of girlie and glittery. So here's my creation on that theme. The image is C.C. Designs Sweet Kiki La Rue, digi download.
Here's the colours i used,
ETA, Caryn i haven't forgotten about the award you gave me, i'm still trying to think of 5 things.

It's Friday!

Wow this week has just flown by, our Son went back to school today, he was a bit apprehensive as it's his first day at high school (year 9). I must admit i had a lump in my throat as he walked into school, i can't believe my baby is so grown up. Our foster child starts his new school on Monday, he's really excited, so am i , lol, i can get back into my routine then.
Anyway, here's another little project i made for Squiggle Stamps. This cute little girl is Daisy with Balloon, and i stamped the Papertrey sentiment onto the balloon after i coloured it.ETA, The template for the box was another fab find in Poundland. It was in a set of 6 different shaped gift boxes, which were flat packed. I just traced around it and cut it out.

Thursday, 3 September 2009

Red Hat Society

My Mum asked me to make her a card to give to her friend who is a member of the Red Hat Society, so this is what i came up with. The hat is cut on the Cricut from PDDU cart. My Mum liked it, I hope her friend liked it too.

Wednesday, 2 September 2009

Happy Anniversary

My Mum and Dad celebrate 42 years of marriage today.

For their card I've used the Bird on Flourish stamp from Squiggle Stamps. I stamped the image with Versa Mark, then used white embossing powder and heat embossed it, i love the effect of the white on kraft cardstock. The sentiment is by Papertrey and was stamped and embossed the same way.

Tuesday, 1 September 2009

Launch Day!!!

Today the Squiggles and Giggles blog has it's official launch.

There is an amazing candy giveaway and some fab creations from the design team revealed, along with a peak of the new releases due soon.

This is the fantastic candy you could win, (wish i could enter, do you think Tracy would notice if i did?).

Here's my card using the Monster Boy stamp, which comes with a free sentiment stamp too.