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!