Sunday, 30 September 2012

That Craft Place Challenge - Backgrounds

This fortnights challenge is 

I have used the stunning Castle Hideaway digital stamp from Make It Crafty and have teamed it up with
'Betty, fairest of them all' Villain from SBS.
This is now available in rubber from the store along with the other 3 gorgeous Betty Villains.
This is a fantastic tutorial on how to combine digital and rubber stamps to be able to create pictures like this.

Pop on over to the Challenge blog to see what the other talented girls have been up to and to get your entry in!!

Friday, 28 September 2012

We're in the Halloween mood as always here at Simply Challenged Challenges, so it's time for our 12 Months of Halloween challenge for September, can you believe it's September already, Halloween is so close I can almost taste it!!

So this month it's Anything Goes!

We got to play with the Victorian beauties Halloween digis this week and I had 

Zombie James!!

I made him into a treat box and filled it with eye balls and body parts!
Obviously not real ones!!  My secret pumpkin buddy has this in their package..... I think real ones might have been taking the Halloween theme a little to far!!

Pop on over to the challenge blog to see what the other girls have done and to add your entry!

Don't forget its the last day of our Teen Scene Jolly Christmas release!! 
Are you getting yours??

Teen Scene Jolly Christmas Release day!!

 Today is the day folks!!  Release day!! 
But first we have the final three cuties to show you!

Don't forget the hop order!!!

Now on to the fun bit!!

First up 

Mr and Mrs. Claus

A little treat bag full of Hesheys kisses!

Next up we have 

Betty Claus

A cute little plate for leaving out Santa's goodies..... Have a feeling I might be doing a few of these as presents...... even personalized!

And finally, I made a card!! lol!!  

Chris Claus

So what do you think?
Aren't they all just adorable!


Thursday, 27 September 2012

Simply B Stamps- Teen Scene Jolly Christmas day 2

 What did you all think of yesterdays previews?  That Betty is pretty good isn't she?

Today we have another 3 cuties to get you in the mood again and as yesterday we are hopping!!

Please leave us your thoughts!  We love reading your comments.

I have done 2 of 3 beauties again today and first up is 

Nutcracker Christian.

I have to say, I do love this box!  I hope you can tell it is meant to resemble a drum!  The papers are from Graphic 45 and are the Nutcracker sweet collection.  Unfortunately due to lack of funds I was only able to get the 8x8 pad of papers.... really I wanted everything!!  (but isn't that always the way!!)  
Now I have decided that whoever I get as my 'Secret Santa Receiver' over on the SBS fan page on Facebook will be getting this stuffed with goodies!!  Now if you aren't on the list come and join the gang and get signed up.  All the rules can be found there and you have until October 1st to join.  If you have seen any of our other swaps you will see how much fun they are.  Infact our Secret Pumpkin hop is coming up in a few days.... I can't wait to show you all what I got!  Its all amazing!!  

Anyway....... so now we have 

Sugar Plum Fairy Lola

Well, you can't have a nutcracker without a sugar plum fairy no can you!!

So I went away from the Christmas theme here just to show what else can be done with these images.  Can you imagine this tutu wreath hanging on the wall of some young girl who has dreams of being ballerina?  

Well there you have it..... my two creations for today!  I have been trying hard to stay away from just cards this time..... but there is one coming tomorrow!! 

But first up, don't forget to see what the other fabulous girls have been up to and check out today's third preview.......

Polar Express Jude

See you all tomorrow for the final three!!


Wednesday, 26 September 2012

Simply B Stamps- Teen Scene Jolly Christmas previews

Today is the start of another exciting 3 days of wonderful stamps from Simply B Stamps.

This time they are 


and today we are showing you the first 3 of these.

You should be following our small hop and have seen these images being used already, but if you have found me by accident then here is the list.

Monday, 24 September 2012

MMCS- Christmas day

  It looks like autumn is well and truly here.  It is sooooo cold!  But on a positive note that is just more of an excuse to stay inside and craft!  

First off let me apologize for this post not being quite what it was planned.  Due to unforseen circumstances I wasn't able to complete this in its entirety.  

Here is my card

I have used the newNativity scene from Woodware Clear stamps.
I love the simplicity of this image and kept the colouring 'blocky' to suit it.  I finished it off using white perfect pearls (which are my new favourite thing!!) Now this stamp fits perfectly onto a 3 x 3 inch card.  How ideal is this for school children to send to there friends?  This is where I wish my 13 year old was still little enough to do things like that!! 
Why not stamp out a collection of these and then get your little one to colour them in themselves to give to their friends or teachers?  So much nicer than the shop bought ones and plus they then get to sit and colour with you! 

And a £3.95 you can't go wrong!

As I said the plan was to have some of these coloured up by my niece for you to see aswell but unfortunately it didn't happen!  Maybe another time.

See you next week xxx

Friday, 21 September 2012

SCC- Anything goes

I am behind!!  Sorry .... please don't tell me off!  It's Graham's Birthday today and we have been out this morning..... by the time we got back I was so tired that I just fell asleep..... have just woken up and had it pointed out to me that I forgot my post!!!  I am useless!!  Last week I was so organized and had all my posts for the week done and this week things have just gone to pot!! 
But I am here now....

This weeks challenge over at Simply Challenged Challenges is 

anything goes

This week we were given an image from the Ragdolls and I had Misty.

Here is my card.  I used the tiny 'wonky square' to cut all the papers at out.  I wanted to make a 'patchwork look for the background.

Don't forget to pop over to the challenge blog to see what the other girls have been up to, to see if you are a previous winner and of course to leave your entry for this challenge!!
See you soon!!!

Monday, 17 September 2012

Blogging for fun!!

Wow, for the first time it what seems like forever, I am blogging because I want to.... no DT work or anything!!

I just wanted to share with you a blank card I made.

I love the Saturated Canary images and it has been a while since I found the time to colour one, so here she is....

This is 'Bubbles' and she can be found in store with loads of other beauties!!

I would like to enter this into 

(Bubbles, Bow, Bouquet, Buds)

Have you been good?

Hope you have all had a great weekend and our poor Kitty starts to feel better after her attack of the chickenpox.   You will be able to find out all the up to date information on how she is doing and the effect on the bricks and mortar shop on either the shop facebook page or the fan facebook page.  Come along and join for inspiration, fun and a good old gossip!!

Now on to my project.

This week I have used a new Woodware Clear Magic stamp, Santas here.

*NEW* Woodware Clear Singles Stamps - Santa's Here
He is an absolute bargin at £3.95!

I have teamed him up with some sheets of paper from last years Winter Park pad from Echo Park.

I have paper pieced him and finished him off with some good old cotton wool!!  


Sunday, 16 September 2012

That Craft Place - Bling it on

This fortnights challenge at That Craft Place is being hosted by ME!!  So please be kind to me!!  I haven't ever hosted a challenge like this before... 

Well anyway the theme this time is


We want to see your projects sparkle and shine, whether it be gems or glitter or anything else that sparkles, show us!!

Here is my inspiration project.

I have used a wooden bag blank available from the store and covered it with magnolia paper.  I used one full sheet of 12 x 12 to cover it.  The stamp is Tilda catching stars.   I have used some pearl swirls and single pearls to 'bling' it up but kept it in with the softness of the colours.  I also used 3 different styles of flowers.

Check out what the other fabulous girls have done over on our challenge blog.

Friday, 14 September 2012

Simply Challenged Challenges - Fall (Autumn) / Back to School

This week our challenge is to celebrate the change in the seasons or the children going back to school!!

I went with the Autumn theme and used Brittany Bundled up from the Jude and the Rockers collection.
Couldn't you just snuggle her!!  lol!!  And I so want that scarf!!

POp on over to the challenge blog to see what the other girls have been up to and to link your entry aswell.
Don't forget there are still other challenges running so why not get involved?

Simply B Stamps - Teen Scene Fall and Winter previews..... FINAL DAY!!

So here we are on the last day of the previews, and once again the hop order is starting at 

Thursday, 13 September 2012

SBS Tumbler Buddy 3 Hot and Cold Hop

Well the 'SBS Tumbler Buddy Swaps' are such a success that this time we did a Hot/Cold theme.
We could send normal tumblers, thermol tumblers, mugs or teapots....
you get the idea.
To see what we all got from fellow SBS nutters follow the Hop List.

Simply B Stamps - Teen Scene Fall and Winter preview day 2

So what did you all think to yesterdays previews? Told you they were cute didn't I?
Today we have another 3 to show you.
As yesterday the hop is the same,
we start at the the beginning with the SBS Blog followed by 

Wednesday, 12 September 2012

Simply B Stamps - Teen Scene Fall and Winter Previews

The weather is changing here in the UK and the smell of autumn is in the air (or Fall if you are across the pond!).  That can mean only one thing...... ANOTHER release from our wonderful Simply B Stamps!
Teen Scene Fall And Winter,
and boy are they cute and having lots of fun!!
So as we do on a usual release we are hoping again and here is your full list, so go back to the beginning and get going!!


Here are the first two cool characters

Shredding Christian

Sledding London

How much fun are they having!!

See you tomorrow for 3 more images!!


Monday, 10 September 2012

My Mum's Craft shop - Stampendous Christmas

Can you believe it is Monday again already!  Where is the time going!

I popped into the shop one day last week, I have still yet to decide whether living so close is a blessing or a curse, there is always so much that catches my eye and when I saw this stamp, I knew it had to come home with me.

*NEW* Stampendous Cling Rubber Stamps - Tree Trim Kiddo

Isn't it just adorable??  This is called Tree Trim Kiddo and is by Stampendous.  This is my first stamp by them and I have to say it won't be my last.  This is a large image and it stamps just beautifully.
Here is my first Christmas card using it.

This is a 6x6 card blank so you can see the size of the stamp.
I kept the card nice and simple, I didn't think it needed to much.
The papers are actually from a pad that a lovely friend in America sent over for me.
This has been coloured using Copics and finished of with a Christmas tree charm, a scrap of twine and some glitter dimensional paint (again from my American friend)

So have you started your Christmas cards yet??

Sunday, 9 September 2012

That Craft Place- Show us your Stash

Here we are again asking you to 'Show us your Stash'
and this week we want to see your 

Word of warning... these aren't all of my dies because some have gone on holiday to my mums house but there is still a fair few..... infact I didn't realize how many I had until I started photographing them!!

First up is an old photo showing the start of this collection.
I was lucky enough to win this lot in a competition in scrapbook magazine about 18 months ago.

so here goes.... the Bigz

Memory box


CC Designs



You can see the dies that the other girls from the team have over on the shop blog.
And don't forget to show us yours!!