Monday, 25 July 2011

Cat playing with Dolphin - no craft!!!

I don't know if this will work but my Mother-In-Law sent me this link to a fantastic piece of video

I have emailed to all those of you I have emails for but thought maybe the rest of my followers would like to see it.


Friday, 22 July 2011

Candy Winner

I am please to announce that the winner of my surprise candy is........................................

as chosen by random org


I had to photograph the page to get this - there must be an easier way to do it!!!!

But I digress.

No 39 is......


Mina is one of my newer followers and I would like to say thank you for following and welcome all my new followers and hope you enjoy your stay here.


Surprise Blogaversary Candy Time


Finally,I have got round to doing this post. It will be my 2nd Blogaversary on 11th July so I am doing some candy. Now I have a few things already but not everything but be assured there will be some clear stamp sets and a crafting CD rom in the prize.
This is my way of saying thank you to everyone who has visited me in that time and left me the most uplifting and beautiful comments.
I have been on some fantastic teams and made some wonderful friends. The crafting community is the most generous, inspirational and supportive bunch of people you could ever wish to know.
Please keep it up everyone!!!!1  


1. Please complete Mr Linky below (hopefully I have done this right but if not just leave a comment!)
2. Please advertise the candy in a post or on your sidebar - the more the merrier. (Edited at 16.06 1/7/11)
3. If you would like to follow me that would be wonderful BUT only if you want to DON'T follow then leave me - it makes me feel so rejected!!!
4. The candy will run until 21st July 9pm (GMT).
5. The winner will be announced on 22nd July some time during the day!!!
6. Enjoy!!!!

Thursday, 21 July 2011

Aud Sentiments Challenge #33 Enjoy Your Day

Hi everyone, and yeah the sun is shining on the first day of the school holidays - long may it last. Wow did we have a bumper entry last fortnight at Aud Sentiments - please check out the blog for the winner and top 3.

Our challenge for the next fortnight is .........................

Use the sentiment "ENJOY YOUR DAY" or any other sentiment to make us smile! 

We are being sponsored by the lovely Just Some Lines

and the DT were a allowed to choose an image, I chose Cat's Meow, and here she is......

Isn't it annoying how too much sun drains all the colour from your cards - never satisfied am I!!!!!!!
I have used Promarkers for the cat plus Stardust gel pens for the flowers and stems. I have added some tiny pearls (had them for ages) for her collar and I added the sentiment above the image using Craft Artist to make it curved. The paper for the flowers and under the ribbon was from a freebie on a craft magazine. The technique for the flowers was from a magazine too - just cut three circles of different sizes, ink up the edges, scrunch up and then flatten and put three different designs together and finish off with some card candy for the centre, easy peasy (the circles don't have to be perfect either). Some gems in the corners have been in my stash since I started and are still going strong.

I am looking forward to some stunners again this time. Please check out my team mates for some more wonderful inspiration - their links are on my left sidebar. 

I am entering my card in the following challenges:-

Ambers Crafts and Stuff - Circles and swirls,

Crafting for alll Seasons - Furry Friends,

Crafts and Me - Add a flower,

Fab 'n' Funky - Animal Magic,

Clear It Out - Anything Goes,

Birthday Sundaes - Anything Goes, with birthday sentiment,

I Did It Creations - Animals,

One Stitch at a Time - Flowers, and,

Scrappy Frogs - Flowers.

Hugs to you all

Monday, 18 July 2011

Die Cut Dreams Challenge #94 Animal Antics

Hi everyone, what a miserable day it is but to help brighten it up it is time for our next challenge at Die Cut Dreams.

ANIMAL ANTICS (must have four legs).

Our sponsor this week is Crimson Cloud.

So here is my DT card....................

I have used a Penny Black image from the It's Your Day set. I have just used a bit of Stardust gel pen on the present and to darken his fur. The tags have been done using Dusty Concord and Black soot distress inks and stamped with a stamp from a Hero Arts set called I Love My Cat.
The grey card has been die cut and embossed using one of the fantastic new folders from X Cut - Gardinia. I distressed the embossing and then put some little purple gems on the flowers.
Have fun and I can't wait to see what four legged animals you show us.
Please check out my team mates for some more fabulous inspiration - their links are on my left sidebar.
I am also going to enter the following challenges:-

Alpahbet Challenge = K = Kitty,

Crafty Ann'S Challenge - Dry/Wet Embossing,

Gem of a Challenge - Let's hear it for the boys,

My Sheri Crafts - Faithful Companion,

Sweet Stampin - One for the boys,

Totally Gorjuss - All about the boys,

Stamptacular Sunday - Animal Antics,

Paper Pretties - Animals,

Simon Says Challenge - Anything Goes,

Crafting For All Seasons - Furry Friends, and

Use It Tuesdays - You are animal


Sunday, 17 July 2011

Sneak peek of my surprise candy!!!!

Hope you are all having a lovely Sunday afternoon. I just thought I would tempt you with a couple of the things that are in my surprise candy


So you have until 9pm on 21st July to join in.

Just click HERE.

Thursday, 7 July 2011

Aud Sentiments Challenge #32 More than two words

Hi guys, happy Thursday to you and welcome to the next challenge at Aud Sentiments. We would like to see your cards with .....

More than two words in your sentiment.

We are being sponsored by

Who gave us some images to use, I chose Flower Pot Faces.......

The flowers have been coloured with Promarkers then I have imported them into Craft Artist to make the rest of the card using papers and embellishments from a Nitwit collection called Promises.

Please check out my team mates for some more inspiration - their links are on my left sidebar.

I am entering the following challenges:-

Craft Your Passion - Anything Goes,

Hooked On Craft - Anything Goes,

Stamp Something - Digi July,

Try It On Tuesday - Flower Power,

One Stitch At A Time - Digi image, and,

Allsorts Challenge - Free and Easy,

All the best


Monday, 4 July 2011

Die Cut Dreams Challenge #93 A recipe

Ok so I seem to be finding it hard to remember to do this post on Sunday evening - good job I don't work on Mondays!!!!!!

Our challenge at Die Cut Dreams this fortnight is a recipe from our Dawn....

3 Shapes
2 Colours and
1 Ribbon

We are sponsored by our very own Lynne owner of Crafts 4 You and she has a sale at the moment.

You can win two stamp sets - wow how fantastic is that.

Here is my card...............

I have made an easel card and used some gorgeous paper and a sentiment from a Polka Doodles CD Rom - Double Sprinkle of Kraft. I distressed the edges and then inked them using Tim Holtz distress ink - Stormy Sky. I used a die cut from my boss lady Susie and a stamp which was a freeebie is a crafting magazine. The ribbon was from a box of chocolates!!!!! The pearls and gem are from my stash.
Please check out my team mates for some more inspiration - their links are on my sidebar.

I am entering the following challenges:-

Sentimental Sundays - Anything Goes plus a sentiment,

Stampavie and More - More than three layers,

Truly Scrumptious - Things with wings,

Allsorts Challenge - Free and Easy,

Birthday Sundaes - Anything Goes Birthday card,

The Crafty Pad - particular type of fold (easel was one of them!),

Just Add Ink Challenge - Fancy fold, and,

2 Sisters Challenge - Birthdays.

Just one more thing

I HAVE SOME CANDY - CHECK IT OUT HERE (sorry to shout but you really don't want to miss it!!)