Wednesday, 31 March 2010

Happy Birthday Son

I have been trying to come up with a design for my Son's birthday card for weeks, and today i have finally managed to put something together, it wasn't easy making a card for a 14 year old boy, but i'm sure he will like it, because i made it.
I found the image from a Precious Moments colouring page website, and coloured it with my Promarkers. The huge circle sentiment is from The Cutting Cafe', Happy Birthday to my Son printable stamp set.

Tuesday, 30 March 2010

My news

OK as i mentioned yesterday, i can now share the little bit of news that i have been itching to let out of the bag for a while. I, along with Emma were guest designers for Passion for Promarkers challenge blog for the month of February, and we have both been invited to be full time DT members from today. I have entered the PfP challenges every week since they started last May, and i'm so thrilled to be joining such a talented bunch of crafters.
This weeks challenge, set by Gina is to use 2 images on your project, but you can use any colours of Promarkers you choose.
So here's  my first project as a fully fledged PfP DT member. I've used 2 of the C.C. Designs Sugarplums Party digi images.

To celebrate joining the DT, myself and Emma will be choosing one lucky person each from this weeks challenge entries to win a Promarker rubber stamping kit, from Letraset.
This giveaway is additional to the main prize, which this week is a pack of 5 Promarkers donated by Letraset. Good luck!

Monday, 29 March 2010

1st Christening card

Hope everyone has had a lovely weekend, just a quick post as i have lots to do, which includes making my Son's birthday card for Sunday.
This is the first Christening card i have ever made, and when i was asked to make one i didn't really know where to start but i thought the image i've used, (Guardian Angel from Sugar Nellie),  was suited to the occasion.
Please pop by tomorrow where i can share a bit of news with you, that i have been keeping to myself for a few weeks.

Thursday, 25 March 2010

Giveaway winner

I have just drawn the winner of The Cutting Cafe' giveaway using
and the winner is number 26, that's  Mary. Congratulations Mary, you left your email address, so the file will be in your inbox soon.

mary said...

Beautiful Card! Great design! I would love to get in on the giveaway.

Thank you all that left such lovely comments, sorry you couldn't win.

Wednesday, 24 March 2010

Easter gift box

Easter is sure going to be a busy and very exciting time in our house this year. Easter Sunday is also our Son's 14th Birthday, followed by Easter Monday, which happens to be my Birthday, so lots of sweet treats to be had.

So with Easter in mind, i have just made this cute little box to pop some Easter treats into. The image i have used is Daisy with Bunny from Squiggle Stamps, which is also available as a digital stamp here.The sentiment is part of the Easter set 2 form The Cutting Cafe'.

I am entering this box into this weeks PfP challenge which has been chosen by Denise. She would like to see springtime creations but you must include an animal.

 Just a little reminder the 'springspecial' offer is still available until tomorrow, so go grab yourself 15% off all Squiggle Stamps orders. Don't forget to enter this months prize challenge too, you have to be in it to win it!

You also have until midnight GMT tonight to enter my Cutting Cafe' giveaway on this post here. I will draw the winner tomorrow. Good luck

Tuesday, 23 March 2010

Sarah's Cards March kit

This months Sarah's Cards kit is now arriving on the doorsteps of all the subscribers, so i can now share a few of the cards i made with it. I adored this kit, as there was so many bits that could be cut out and used as embellishments.

Don't forget to check out this months challenge over on the blog, you could win a £10 e-voucher to spend on whatever you like in the online store.

Saturday, 20 March 2010

Squiggle stamps offer

 This is just a quick post to let you all know that Squiggle Stamps have a fantastic pre-Easter Holiday offer for everyone!!
 15% off all orders from the Squiggle Stamps store until the 25th March 2010!
Just use the code - SpringSpecial
For all the details check out the blog {HERE} to read more.

And a quick reminder to say there is still plenty of time to enter the March challenge of creating a 'SPRING' themed project using your Squiggle Stamps, either digi or rubber.
There is a fabulous prize up for grabs and the winner is chosen randomly so 'you have to be in it to win it!!' More details {HERE} x

Friday, 19 March 2010

Giveaway time and PfP challenge #43

Entry for draw now closed, come back later to see the winner.

It's been a while since The Cutting Cafe' has had a giveaway, so Regina decided that it was time we had one. If you would like to be in with the chance of winning the file i have used on this card, which is called Beautiful Blooms and also includes sentiments. Just leave me a comment on this post before midnight GMT on Wednesday, 24th March and i will draw the winner next Thursday, 25th March. Don't forget to check back then to see if you're the winner.

I am also entering this card into this weeks PfP challenge set by Debbi, which is to use this fabulous sketch.

Monday, 15 March 2010

Enjoy life.......

Where did the weekend go? I hope all the Mum's who celebrated Mothers day yesterday had a wonderful day, as i did.  My  day was spent with my family, including my parents and paternal grandparents, who all came to my house for lunch, (which my hubby cooked), and with yesterday in mind, i thought this card really expressed how i felt.
For this card i have used two files from The Cutting Cafe', Butterfly shaped card template and Everyday greetings set 2.

I have also received two blog awards from my very lovely and talented blogging friend Nikki, i'm rubbish at passing these awards on as i'd want to award them to so many, so i am passing these on to everyone.
So if you haven't already received these awards, please accept them from me.
The rules to this one are to list 12 things about yourself.........
and this one i have received once before and the rules are to share 7 exciting things about yourself and pass the award on to 15 wonderful bloggers.

Friday, 12 March 2010

Passion for Promarkers challenge #42

This weeks PfP challenge chosen by guest designer Sarah W is to use the Promarker colours Mango and Bright Green.
I struggled at first to find papers in my stash that would go with this colour combo but got there in the end.
I made the flowers by punching out 7 x 1" scalloped circles for each flower, dampening them with a little water, scrunching them all up, then opening them up carefully, i gradually opened up the layers less and less as i got to the top layers.
The sentiment is part of the Easter set 2 form The Cutting Cafe'.

Don't forget to check out another great tutorial in this weeks PfP Weekend Workshop and leave a comment for a chance to win $15 to spend in the Fred She Said online store,

Tuesday, 9 March 2010

I scrapped!!!!

Here's the two LO's i made at the weekend, i haven't scrapped for so long i'm not sure i remembered how, think i'll stick to cards in the future.
 This one is very influenced by Rachael's work, she actually chose the papers for me, they are all from the new Prima Flights of Fancy range.  I have used one of my new MS punches on this page, which i purchased from the retreat shop. I think that this gorgeous butterfly punch is my favorite. I also bought the lace, but seem to have misplaced the rest of it. :(, think i may have left it behind.

Oh and the little baby in all these photos, that's me!

On this second LO i did a bit of gutting which our very own Lou is famous for, you'd never tell from the front, but the view from the back is a totally different story, sometimes i wonder how it's all held together. Lou is also responsible for me buying that cute MS Bird on a wire punch too.
Sorry about the poor pictures but it's raining here and i had to use my daylight lamp which caused glare in the top left of the LO.

Monday, 8 March 2010

Retreat weekend

I've just had the most perfect weekend, at the first Sarah's Cards retreat in Warrington. I met some of the loveliest people i have ever had the pleasure to meet. I chatted with them, laughed with them, and even cried (just a little). I think i drank too much water as it was leaking from my eyes. lol

These two beautiful ladies, Sarah (right) & Lianne (left) were responsible for the whole event and have been working hard planning it for almost  a year, they thought of absolutely everything, and their attention to detail was beyond amazing. I feel so honoured to be part of Sarah's design team, they are all such a great bunch of ladies, i love everyone of them to bits. 
The classes were fantastic and class kits were huge, and included far more than needed to complete the class. Everyone received a very generous goodie bag too. I think i can safely say it was a roaring success, and i'm sure it won't be last one, (please Sarah).

I assisted  the mega talent Rachael in her class, she was an amazing teacher and you'd have never have guessed it was her first time teaching. We also room shared and had lovely chats into the wee hours, i really missed that last night. :(
There was an extensive shop and i couldn't resist a little retail therapy,  a few Martha Stewart punches were calling my name so i had to bring them home, call them an early birthday pressie for next month.
I was so sad when it was all over, but i will have very happy memories forever.

I even did a little scrapbooking, something i haven't done for a while, i will share what i did when i have taken the photo's.

Wednesday, 3 March 2010

Passion for Promarkers challenge #41

One more thing before i go (see previous post).

Here's my card for this weeks PfP challenge. Caryn has chosen this weeks theme of of ‘back to nature’, so i went with a nature inspired colour scheme and this naughty cat with a flower he has pulled from the garden in his mouth. This a digi freebie stamp from Motivet - Blog, here.

I'm off.........

...well i am tomorrow.
I'm so excited to be part of the first Sarah's Cards retreat in Warrington.  I have never been on a crafting retreat before and i'm so excited. I shall be assisting the very talented Rachael in her class, and we're going to be room buddies for the weekend too. I am also going to be doing a make & take. Even though this is 'work', i just know it's gonna be fabulous!!!!!

I'll be back with all the news from the weekend on Monday, but for now, i'll leave you with a few more of the cards i made with this months kit.

Monday, 1 March 2010

Spring is in the air.

Although is freezing cold here today, the sun is shining and i think/hope spring is finally on it's way, yay!!!

This months  Squiggles Stamps challenge has been set by DT member Caz and the theme she has chosen is  'Spring'.

Soooo - all you have to do is create a project with a {SPRING} theme and incorporate a Squiggle Stamp.

 This can be either a digital image or a rubber stamped image - prices start at just 99p so do have a peek in the shop!

You can incorporate any other challenges - only other rule is to have FUN!
There's another fabulous prize this month, so what are waiting for?

Here's a card i made using one of the newly released digi stamps, Sunny Flower Girl, hopefully it will inspire you to enter. Good Luck!