Monday, 31 January 2011

New Arrival

A late post from me today.  This weekend  we picked up a new chinchilla, a new friend for BOB.  As some of you know we had a terrible bug that went through my animals and I lost so many one of which was Chinster one of my gorgeous chins.  Bob was left behind and has been battling the bug on and off.  But he has reached a point now where he is no longer on antibiotics and holding his own!  So I managed to track down a chinny in need of a home that would suit bob and here he is 
He is blind in one eye, has a curly tail and a chewed ear but he is simply gorgeous! 
He has got used to being indoors already and is lappying up all the attention he is getting.  He has met bob who is in his cage behind Neelix and they sit on their shelves next to eachother.  I am just hoping intros go well! So get your fingers crossed!

So thats my little bit of news for this week.  

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Sunday, 30 January 2011

Sparkles Forum Challenges -Valentines

Morning all its such a lovely day today the sun is actually shining!!! 
So onto this fortnights challenge over at Sparkles Forum Challenges and this fortnight its all about the LOVE with valentines just around the corner you can get prepared for that special day and enter our challenge too!

We are a multi craft challenge blog so you can enter any of your lovely makes, this fortnight we are sponsored by Stitchy Bear Stamps and we were lucky enough to have some images and digi papers to work with,  I chose to make 2 atc's.
The image is a digi stamp by Stitchy Bear called - Butterflylove
The papers are from Stichy bears online store
The gems are from papermania
the hearts from dovecraft
the ribbon from my stash 
images coloured with pro markers

 Thanks so much for popping by and will hopefully see some of your fab makes on my travels around your blogs.


Tuesday, 25 January 2011

Something new for 2011

Well this year I decided I had to have another go at sewing and when Annie the Felt Fairy organised a Monthly Make for 2011 I thought I would join in.  

The pledge is to make some thing, anything once every month.  This month I chose to make this Bag With Guinea Pigs on,  (everyone knows how much I love guineas!)
bearing in mind this is the first ever time I have ever tried do design anything like this myself, this is what I came up with.

A bit of a wobbly close up on the guineas lol but I think you get the idea!
I actually really enjoyed making it!  And shall enjoy showing it off!  My daughter adores it so may have to fight her for it lol

So Now I need to think about next months make!  If you fancy joining in then there is still time just click the picture below and it will take you to Annies Blog where the details can be found and you will find some piccys of other makes too!

Catch you all soon 


Saturday, 22 January 2011

CYDA Challenge - LOVE

A new day and another post from me, its a brand new challenge over at Craft Your Days Away!  
Its a fab one and one that I enjoyed because I love these colours! 
The theme is..........


For this challenge we are sponsored by Whimsy Stamps  and we had some gorgeous images to work with! 
The lucky winner will recieve 4 digi images of their choice from the whimsy store!
Here is the one I chose this one its by Meljen's Design and can be found at the whimsy store.

I used some freebie papers from a magazine (it was a forever friends set) The image is coloured with pro markers, the ribbon is from the Range the sentiment is from a set, the hearts are made using a sizzex die, and I have also used my nesties labels one.  The Brad is from the lovely Penne :)

Challenges I would like to enter this card into this time are:
Creative Craft World - Cute and Cuddly
Fuzzywuzzy challenges - Anything goes - Have to use animal!
Totally Papercrafts - Add a Heart
Fresh Brewed - Spread some love/valentine
IlovePromarkers - Kiss - keep it sweet and simple
Passion for pro markers - All you need is love

Thanks so much for popping by and I look forward to seeing your creations in the 


Friday, 21 January 2011

Very exciting News for Little musings plus a wedding Digi set!

Morning all!

Today is a very special and exciting day for Little Musings as Sj's fab rubbah stamps will be making a appearance on QVC this afternoon at around 4pm.  So if you would like to see some great works with little musings stamps and get your hands on some then please do watch!  You can also purchase them NOW from QVC HERE  Get in before they sell out!!!

Now on to this weeks musing which has a Wedding Theme.  There is a paper set with digi sentiments and a digi stamp set.  This week I decided to use the digi stamp of the wedding cake.  How cute is this stamp!

I decided to make a Wedding cake box which was sooooo easy and there are lots of templates available free on the internet if you just google them.  The sentiment stamp is a Lily of the Valley stamp, the flowers are a mixture of paper mania and wild orchid crafts.  Ribbon is from my stash.

Pop on over to the little musings blog to see the sets available they are just 1.50 or you can go direct to the digi stamp store HERE and purchase them as well as any other sets that may take your fancy!

Catch you soon


Monday, 17 January 2011

Sparkles challenge #3 - recipe

A rather late post from me but I have been away in centre parcs having a great time with our SPECIAL FRIENDS which is a fab charity take a look if you have a minute!  I also hope to do a couple of fundraisers during this year some time as with out this charity we as a family wouldnt have met and been supported by some pretty fab people!

Right so on to Sparkles Forum Challenges DT as there is a brand new challenge over HERE for you to get involved with!  This fortnights challenge is a Recipe challenge here is what you need to include on your creation (which doesnt have to be a card as we are a multi crafts blog!)
 5 Gems
4 Brads
    3 Flowers
     2 Buttons 
           1 Ribbon/bow
Here is what I made with the above recipe:
 The image is of course lily of the valley as is the circle sentiment
The flowers are papermania and wild orchid crafts
Dove craft brads
paper mainia gems
Ribbon from stash 
buttons from stash
and border punch is xcut.
Papers I have no idea.
This fortnight we are sponsered by the fabby Emma of  
Emma is fab and her service is fab!
So please take a look at the challenge and get involved!

Thanks for popping by

Saturday, 8 January 2011

CYDA Challenge - Anything Goes

Good morning I do hope you are all keeping well!  We are back to a fresh new year with
Craft Your Days Away Challenges after a lovely Christmas break.  
We have a easy challenge for you to start the new year off its
 as you know we are a multi craft challenge blog so it doesn't have to be a card, check out some of the DT's creations they are amazing!

This fortnight we are sponsered by
A 10 Voucher to spend in the online store

Here is the card I made for this fortnights challenge! 

Image and sentiment - House Mouse
Papers - Freebie from Magazine 
Flowers - Wild Orchid Crafts
Ribbon - Stash
Gems - Papermania
Chalks around edges
Coloured with Pro Markers

Challenges I would Like to Enter with this card are: 
CES Challenge - All creatures great and small
Cratfty Catz - Food and drink 

Thanks so much for popping by!  Dont forget to pop over to the craft your days away blog and join in with this challange! 

Sunday, 2 January 2011

Sparkles challenge #2 - New Things

Happy New Year to all my followers!!! 

A new year and a new challenge over at sparkles forum challenges, this fortnights theme is 
which can be interpreted in soooo many ways.  
We are sponsored this time around by Crafty Chaos Designs who creates the most amazing paper sets as well as digi sentiments and stamps I use her papers a lot and they are gorgeous!  This fortnight all the DT team have used some of Susans papers to create their work so please pop over and take a look.

 With out further ado here is my take on this fortnights theme:

I have used Crafty Chaos Designs Paper set - Cottage Garden
My New Lili of the valley Stamps for the image (hello Cupcake) and sentiment.
 and some new flowers.
co ordinations card stock
I have coloured with pro markers 
the gems are papermania 
punch xcut

Thanks so much for popping by!