Friday, 31 December 2010

Musings Friday

Hello I cant believe Christmas is over and its new years eve already!!!  I haven't crafted or been able to craft for a long time due to so much going on so yesterday I sat down and worked with Sj's newest Buy it now musing which is lovely! 

It comes with a star backing paper, decopage set and a uncoloured image for you to work your magic on and all for the fabulous price of £1.50. You can get it HERE over at Little Musings

This image would be perfect for some many things, adoption, dedications etc or just a simple card like I have made with a Elegant word art sentiment all about boys.

Thanks for popping by catch you all in 2011
Happy New Year!!


Friday, 24 December 2010

A christmas Eve Surprise

For some time I have always wanted a dolls house and my daughter has also wanted one especially as she has seen what my Uncle can make.  So this year our wish came true and my aunty and uncle arrived today with a very special handcrafted surprise!

Beautiful isnt it!  I cant bear the thought of any one touching it lol and I also cant wait to add lots more furniture and people to it!  Its currently sat in my living room so I can keep watch over the children playing with it.

I hope santa brings you lots of surprises this christmas!

Thursday, 23 December 2010

Merry Christmas All

Hi everyone sorry I have been missing, like everyone I have had days filled with Christmas goings on as well as pets being poorly and passing away and then there is the guinea forum I run....... 
Phew I have had a busy few weeks.

I just wanted to share a quick picture of something that has arrived in my garden! 

A snow globe with snow and 3 snow men 
Fab isnt lol!!!

Have a wonderful christmas to everyone and see you in the new year with Craft Your Days Away challenges
Sparkles forum challenges, Crafty Chaos Designs  and some Little Musings.


Sunday, 12 December 2010

A New Sparkly Challenge Blog - Challenge No1

Good morning all its a exciting day today as its the first challenge over at Sparkles Forum Challenges. 
The theme, well its a easy one that everyone can take part in CHRISTMAS!  
Here is the card I made using this challenges sponsor image which is from  The Stamp Fairy  

The prize for this challenge is 3 digital images of your choice from
2 Fabulous mini canvas paintings from the lovely Angel 
go check out the blog to see them they are gorgeous!

We are a multi crafts blog so it doesnt have to be a card, go check out the other DT's work on the blog for some inspiration.  We do hope you will get involved, I personally cant wait to pop and see all your fabby work!

Catch you all soon 


Saturday, 11 December 2010

Blog Candy Winner

Its time to announce the winner of my blog candy, thanks to all of you who popped by and left comments!  
I promise to do another blog candy early next year and post world wide.

I decided to use the old draw a name out of the hat as I have no idea how works lol
  So instead of a hat we used a stocking and my son drew a name out................

So with out further ado Drum roll please...........
. the winner is .............

 If you can send me a email with your address I will get your parcel off in the post 

Thanks all for taking part!


CYDA Challenge - Punch It Out !

Morning all, I hope this post finds you fit and well.  Today is the start of this fortnights CYDA challenge which is a simple one, PUNCH IT OUT! 
Here is my card which isnt a christmas card wooo hooo!!!
The prize for this challange is a voucher to spend $10   

Pop on over to the CYDA challange blog and check out the other DT's Fablous work to get some inspiration, we are a multi crafts blog so it doesnt have to be a card!

Thanks for popping by catch you all later with the announcement of my Candy winner and then tomorrow with a a all new Challenge Blog Dt Card.


Friday, 10 December 2010

Blog Candy ( lili of the valley stamps!!!)

Hello I have been waiting to make this post for some time now and today the last part of my blog candy arrived woop woop!!!

So to mark a while of being here in blogland (havent checked how long) and to just say a massive thank you to all my followers/blogging buddies for popping by and leaving comments or just lurking.... here is some blog candy.  Hopefully this post will stay at the top and further posts will appear below so please scroll down.

BRAND NEW RELEASE LOTV Calender stamp set, it has 6 stamps from big to small, they are brilliant here is a link to see what can be done with them!
The other stamp is one of my favourite fairy LOTV stamps Fairy On Tiptoe
Lili of the valley squares, 4 of the same image already pre coloured by LOTV
A brand new Penny Black christmas stamp 'sparks at Christmas'
A set of paper mania decoupage cards Nostalgia by John Byass
A selection of Pins big and small various colours and heads
Papermania paper pack Exquisite
2 packs of the new paper mania flowers/roses in pink and red
2 small bunches of pretty pink flowers
Some sticky ribbon/lace

What I would love for you to do is just pop a piccy in your side bar with a link back to my blog and a leave a comment here, you don't have to post about it on your blog but of course I would be dead chuffed if you did but it isn't necessary.  If you are not a follower then please become one, not just for the candy but because you like my blog too! This Candy is only open to people in the UK sorry to disappoint any of you over seas!  I haven't got around to finding out costings for overseas postage but I promise to do a candy next year for world wide postage!
Well thats about it really, I dont want to ask you to do too much lol

Closing date will be midnight 10th dec and I will be taking all the names and popping them in a hat unless I manage to work out the random number thingy and I will announce the winner the next morning 11th Dec as I know you cant bear to wait!  And who ever wins will hopefully get their candy before chrimbo!

Thank you so much for popping by and I do really appreciate each and everyone of your comments
Thank you!

Candy closes tonight and a freebie

Hi all just to remind you that my candy closes tonight for those of you in the uk that want to join in please do, I will post the winners name tomorrow, and get goodies in the post.

If you havent popped over to little musings today then its a must!  Sj has a fab friday freebie for you all!  
Click the pic to take you to Little musings blog for the details!
 Have a great weekend everyone and look out for the new challenge blog starting on sunday and tomorrows Craft Your days away challenge!

Friday, 3 December 2010

Ice skating with Little Musings freebie!

Freeeebieeee friday over at Little Musings today and its a fab one of course!  Perfect for winter birthday cards or even christmas cards for your little girls best friends.  One image is pre coloured (I have used her) the other is black and white for you to work your magic!

Pop on over to little musings and grab this little cuttie now and check out the rest of the fab musings for christmas and all year round!

Thanks so much for popping by, have a great weekend!


Wednesday, 1 December 2010

Only a few hours left for shelleys blog candy!!!

Get in quick ( I forgot argghhh) you have a couple of hours left to get yourself the chance of winning so delicious candy!  Over at One Stop Card Crafts Blog!

Here is one of the things you could win
So get on over now and enter!!!!

Catch you all soon 

Tuesday, 30 November 2010

Some news of the challenge blog kind! And a dt call

Hello all, I am still around I have been really busy doing normal day to day stuff as well as nursing some very poorly guinea pigs.  Today I have some exciting news to share about a new challenge blog that you may be interested in and not only that it is connected to a forum full of lovely crafty people for you to chat too.

There is also a DT Call for 2 more crafty people do join the team keep reading if you are interested!

The new challenge blog is called Sparkles Forum Challenges, you do not have to be apart of the forum to join in! The first challenge launches on the 12th of december and guess what the theme is CHRISTMAS!  Simples!  Also we are a multi craft challenge blog so it doesnt have to be a card it can be anything!!!!

Next if you fancy being part of a pretty fabulous DT team then we are looking for 2 more people to join us.  Here are the details:

  • Tell us a little bit about yourself, why you think you would like to join our DT Team, your name and blog address.
  • Send 2 favourite pieces of work, bearing in mind we are a multi - craft blog, so absolutely anything you dabble in would be great.
  • Go over to Angels blog become a follower & leave her a comment, then pop over to the challenge blog and become a follower too.

send DT your entries to

How easy is that!  

If you fancy chatting to other crafty peeps then come and join us over at Sparkles forum we would love to meet you and see your fabby work!

Catch you all soon 


Saturday, 27 November 2010

Texture CYDA Challenge

Hi all its a craft your days away challenge again and this fortnight we would like to see some TEXTURE.  For this challenge DT I have made a wreath, I made 2, if you would like to see the other one then please go check out the challenge blog.

This fortnight we are sponsored by SIMON SAYS STAMP, the winner will recieve a $10 spend in store!

With out further ado here is my wreath/tree decoration
I have used Christmas ribbons by Paper mania the pink ones have snow flakes on, the others are glittery 
the tree charm is from a set from the pound store.

Dont forget to check out the other dt work over at CYDA, also dont forget we are a multi craft blog so it doesnt have to be a card!

Hope to see some of your work on my travels around the blogs

Friday, 26 November 2010

Angelic Friday - Little musings

Wow is it cold outside glad I am sat here typing away whilst my hubby does the school run, brrrrrrrrrrrrrrr!!!!

Its a angelic Friday today with little musings and I must say they are so cute to colour and with a bit of glamour dust look super cute!  I have made 2 items, one to show you what you get in your pack from Sj  this would make a lovely gift or keep if for yourself and the other make is a card.
First here is a example of the Italic Angels you will get in your download (for £1.50)
They are so gorgeous and of course you can resize them!  Also could be used for more than just Christmas they could be used for christenings/dedications lots of things really!

Here is the card I made with the Hugging Angels/mother and daughter
What are you waiting for get on over to Little Musings and download your Angelic Angels set now!  They are only £1.50 which is so brilliant!

You can get the peace sign at Wilkinsons for just £2.97 its so pretty!  

Challenges I would like to enter are:
Creative Cottage - Untraditional Christmas 
CRAFT Challenge - Christmas Gift
Crafty Catz - Christmas
Creative inspirations - Christmas
Incy Wincy - Blue and white

Keep warm everyone!  And dont forget my candy at the top of the blog!


Thursday, 25 November 2010

I bought some thing special today

Today whilst running some errands I noticed that there was a little craft show on in one of the usually empty shops so I had to pop in and have a look.  They had many gorgeous hand made items from cross stitches, tree decorations and hand made quilts.  The lady who makes the patch work quilts (Eileen Mary Higgins) was there stitching away at some felt teddies which she had sold already before they were even finished!

Anyway after a long chat with the 3 ladies and after getting all the quilts out that I liked and having a good look at them. I chose this one this is the front but the back is gorgeous too as she chose a fab flowery plain fabric. 
I absolutely love it!
I also bought some fabric christmas gift bags which are such a great idea!  10% of the quilt money goes to the Air Ambulance based down this way which was another great reason to buy!

Tommorrow is little musings day so pop back then and also dont forget my candy!

Friday, 19 November 2010

Naughty n' Nice. Little musings friday & a freebie!

Good morning everyone, its a Friday and that means its a little musings day and there are 2 treats for you today.  First is the brilliant set that can be purchased at little musings for £1.50 called Miss Naughty N' Nice here is what I have made with just one of the images in the set.

The set includes
2 outlines
2 coloured
2 coloured PNG's
One PNG quote
2 printable papers.
all for £1.50
The second treat is Sj has a fabulous Friday freebie this week of a candy cane so go grab that while you can!

To make my sweety jar I used a jar from Tesco only 1.47 in the kitchen section, jelly beans are 3 packs for 2.00 at tesco too!  The papers are freebie, the ribbons are from my stash as are the holly and flower.
This would make a great gift for friends and family or even your best mate!

Thanks for popping by don't forget my candy!!!! 


Saturday, 13 November 2010

Craft your days away challenge #8

Morning all, sorry I haven't been around much there seems to be so much going on at the moment!  Anyway on to this fortnights Craft Your Days Away Challenge.  we have the theme of
'Christmas Trees' 
you can choose to make what ever you like as long as it includes a christmas tree!  Dont forget we are a multi craft challange blog so you could make anything!!!  This fortnight we are sponsered by Charmed Cards and Crafts this store is fabulous so the prize is fab!  Go check out the store!

Here is what I decided to make with a Charmed Cards And Crafts Image 
of a Christmas Tree.
If you get the time please pop by the CYDA challenge blog and check out the other DT's fabulous work and get some inspiration for your own projects! 

Challenges I would like to enter are:
Stamp Something - Use a Digi - The Christmas tree image is a digi by charmed cards and crafts
Wild orchid challenge - traditional Christmas

Thanks for popping by!

Friday, 5 November 2010

Friday's Little Musing, Whoooo Me?

Wow this is my new Favourite little musing set!  A must have for all your Christmas makes or just to add to your collection of digi stamps for future use!  I have used just 2 of the cute owls out of a set of 30 images, there are ones to colour yourself, pre coloured ones (which I have used) or there are some really really cute glitter ones.  You really are spoilt for choice, and the price just £1.50!!!!  What are you waiting for get on over to Sj's little musings and get some for yourself!

Here are my makes, which would be great as stocking fillers!

Corner book mark
 Bag topper and post it note holder with a little pen
Papers are dovecraft, bazil card stock, pre coloured images from Little musings gems are paper mania, nesties lables one, xcut border punch was used on the post it note holder.  Ribbon and snowflakesfrom my stash.

Challenges I would like to enter are:
Bee Crafty - Chrismtas
Thanks for popping by!


Tuesday, 2 November 2010

Tea Cup Tuesday

I am late today eeekkk and I have missed a few tea cup tuesdays due to being a little busy, I am here now with this weeks special t cup and it has a fab little story.

This tea cup and saucer has been pretty much from one side of the world to the other.  My dear friend sue asked me a few weeks ago if I would like to have this precious little set, of course I said yes!!! Sue has owned this since she was a little girl, (we wont go into how long ago that is) she is still 21 of course!!!  When she moved over here to the UK her mother sent over her things including this.  Now if I remember rightly Sue said it used to sit on her dressing table.  It is in immaculate condition and I adore it, I am so greatful to have it as part of my collection and I will treasure it always.  So it has been across the world and then across half of the Uk to get here to me!

It is made by Wood's England and is a miniature cup and saucer.

Thanks for popping by!


Sunday, 31 October 2010

Out and About

This half term has been a great one, we have met up with old friends we havent seen in 4 years, walked in the woods, played in soft play, watched a movie and been on a spooky train ride. 
I thought I would share some pictures of our walk at the Harbouritam near here, as it is autumn, the best time to go and see the beautiful
colour of the trees!

Arent they just beautiful!  It took us quite some time to walk around but we hunted for the gruffalo as we went, that story is my sons absolute favourite at the moment 
Here he is in what he calls the gruffaloos hide out 
 Finally here are our pumpkins that we carved at home and at the local garden centre 

Happy halloween all!


Saturday, 30 October 2010

Its a White out - CYDA challenge #7 DT

Its a brand new fortnight over at Craft Your Days Away Challenge and this fortnights is a great one, I have never attempted a white card before but am pleased with the end result, the rest of the dt work is brilliant you must go and see!  This fortnight we are sponsored by Simon says stamp

Anyway here is my card for this fortnights challenge.  I decided to make it a christmas card but you dont have to make a chrimbo one it can be any as long as the everything but the image/sentiment/embellishments are white.

Can you see the sparkle here?
I have used the docrafts embossing folder for the card and the sugar paper, I used bazzil card stock too.  The image is coloured with my pro markers I have added glamour dust around all the edges but you cant really see the sparkle but it is there I promise!  The sentiment is a stamp I have.  Pearl gems are papermania and the ribbon is from the Range.  Oh and I used nesties labels 1 for the sentiment.  The image is (I will find out)

Challenges I would like to enter this card into are:
The Craft Pad - Chrismtas
The Creative Cottage - Embossing
Fab & Funky - Clean and simple

Thanks so much for popping by!

Tuesday, 26 October 2010

Where to Buy Little musings stamps online

Hi all I thought I would give you a pointer in the direction of some online places that sell Little Musings stamps incase your local stockists havent stocked them yet.

I have found my personal favourite 'Christmas kisses' here at click on crafts  

A few lovelies over here at Thats Crafty  Including the fab pirate one called 'Ahoy There'

Should I find any more stockists online I will let you know

If you want any of Sj's digi stamp sets then please check them out HERE

Will catch up with you all in blogland soon its half term we have a few things arranged like a spooky train ride tomorrow and out with some friends we havent seen in 4 years!!!!!!

Have a good week all!

Monday, 25 October 2010

Been A Busy Bee

Morning all, sorry for the lack of posts but I have been busy working away at my craft desk creating some guinea pig themed goodies for my fellow guinea pig loving friends to buy.  So here is what I have made this week!

We start with candles
Then we have lots of piggy cards but I will show you my favourite ones

Then some book marks but I will show you my fav
Phew this is only a small selection of the makes but I didnt want to bore you with too many piggy creations!

Will be back tomorow with a tea cup tuesday post 
byee for now!

Saturday, 16 October 2010

Gift box for CYDA Challenge No 6 DT

Happy Saturday all!

Today is a new challenge over at Craft Your Days Away challenge Blog and as always its a great one!
This week we are sponsored by One Stop Crafts  you could win a £10 gift voucher.

We want to see your makes with 1 circle, 2 papers and 3 ribbons of course it doesnt have to be a card as we are a multi craft challenge. 
This fortnight I decide to alter a Dairylea box.

The papers are from Paper Mania
The butterflies are from a cheapo arts and crafts store but are the same as the papermania ones
Flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts
Pins from my stash as are the 3 ribbons

Please come over and join us we would love to see your makes!

Thanks for popping by


Friday, 15 October 2010

Some House Mouse goings on!

Its me again and I have sooo wanted to share with you these makes as they are a first for me and I am so chuffed with how they worked out and that the person they went too loves them!  My friend Sue has a love for animals and does so much for them (and Us humans too) so I wanted to make her some very special gifts.

First is my House Mouse Candle the image was stamped onto tissue paper then coloured then added to the candle.

Then I made a little note-let to match it
Then I made a calendar
Then I made a Book Mark
And finally I made a little tag to go on the candle once I had wrapped it all up
She now has all these fabby items so I know its ok to show them to you!

Catch you soon!

Little musing spooky friday freebie day!

Good morning I can finally start showing off some of the makes that I have been creating this past couple of weeks, I have been at my craft desk nearly everyday working on some thing it has been great!  

Sooo here is this weeks musing and its a FREEEEEBIEEEEEEE  oh yes its a brilliant one, you can use it on your cards, invites and creations this Halloween. 
Meet  Maeve and Andy
 They come pre coloured and black and white for you to work your magic!
The FAB FAB FAB papers are from Crafty Chaos Designs, there are more to this set than just what you can see and all are very usable! Susan also has some other halloween themed sets that you may love and the deal is buy 3 sets and get 2 more free and her prices are bargainatious!

I have done faux stitching around the edge
Glitter card
Digi Papers by crafty chaos designs
Spider is from a cheapo set in tesco for Halloween
The pumpkin image is last weeks freebie over at Little musings.
 Click the pic for the Freebie!

Challenges I would like to enter this card in are:
Digital  Tuesday - Stitching and a digi - my faux stitching and my digi images
Incy Wincy - Faux it up! - My stitching
Moving Along with the times - Halloween
Bee crafty - Halloween
Creative Cottage - Halloween

Thanks so much for popping by!

Tuesday, 12 October 2010

A gorgeous package arrived

Another post from me today as I have just recieved a gorgeous package, its the blog candy that I won last week over at Pene's Blog It is absolutley stunning I was so over the moon to have won I could have danced around the house!  Here is a piccy of the goodies inside the parcel all wrapped up with peach tissue paper with beautiful gold butterflies dragon flies and peach ribbon!
I didnt wait long to open each item! 
So here is what was inside!
Every item is fab I keep looking at it in awe!  
The pinky westie is sat with my tea cups looking all gorgeous!
Oh and I nearly forgot here is the gorgeous little westie themed card that came too!
I am a very very happy lady today and a MAHOOOSIVE
Thank You 
to Pene and little Daisy 
A Blog that you must just go and see and become a follower as Pene is Fab!

Catch you all soon!

Time for Tea

Morning everyone, whilst I was sat here waiting for a parcel to arrive I thought I would get cracking with this weeks tea cup Tuesday.  

This is one of my favourite tea cup and saucers, I only have the one and it was my Nans, when she died 4 years ago nearly I wanted this from her cuboard as well as the other tea cup I have to show you.  I love the pink inside and the flowers on the outside, its such a pretty cup and matching saucer!

Its folly Bone China and made in England I have No Idea what Folly Bone China is maybe some one can help?

The next cup is just that a cup it has no saucer,
it has been in the wars as it has a crack :(  But I love it!!!

The wording on the cup reads
'Of Whole Heart Cometh Hope'
I just love everything about it!

So there we have this weeks tea cup tuesday and still no sign of my parcel, I dare say it will arrive when I am out which is typical!  

Off to have a look at some more fab tea cup Tuesday blogs. If you would love to get involved or just have a look at some of the stunning tea cups and sets then click HERE and have a peek!

Friday, 8 October 2010

Little musings Friday

Morning all, today is little musings day!! As well as a fab freebie she has a fab set of  8 Kitty themed digi images all for just £1.50 (See picture at bottom of post)
Sj says:The set includes images that could be used for all year round occasions, as well as a cute pumpkin kitty for Halloween cards /gift bag toppers/ cupcake toppers etc etc.  
So I set to work with the cute Halloween image and made a couple of items first is my candle, I printed the image onto some tissue paper then used grease proof paper and my heat gun to get the finished look.
Next is a popcorn Garland for Halloween, some times for the younger children they can be a bit too spooked by the images of witches and monsters and I think this kitty image is just perfect and with the pop corn you can have lots of fun creating with the kids!

All the images are pre coloured by Sj but she also gives us uncoloured images too.
The ribbon is from my stash the popcorn I got from the 99p store 3 bags for 99p the candle was from my stash, it is worth noting that some cheaper candles don't always work so well.

Click the pic to go to Sj's blog and get your freebie Pumpkin stamp and this didgi set!

Challenges I would like to enter my makes into this week are
One Stitch at a Time - Spooky
The crafty Pad - Spooky

Thanks for stopping by