Sunday, 27 February 2011

Sparkles Pink Brown and Blue Challenge.

Morning all its a brand new fortnight over at Sparkles forum Challenges, the theme is  
Pink Brown and Blue.  
At first I had a bit of a panic as I wasnt sure I could combine all those colours but I finally came up with some thing and I am very pleased with it.  
Here is my card.

I have used Coredinations card stock, Papers I cant remember I shall have to go have a look, CC Designs stamp sentiment is a stamp too, ribbon and gems from my stash and she is coloured with pro markers.  I used marianne creatables die in my cuttle bug for the shapes.

This fortnight we have a fantastic Prize for the winner which is a £15 spend over at the
Wowwwweee is that a fab prize!
Go check out the other Dt's work for some fab inspiration, we are a multi crafts blog so it doesnt have to be a card!

Catch you all soon 
Challenges I would Like to Enter with this Card:
Crafty Catz - some thing for a friend

Friday, 25 February 2011

Wooop Woop Leanne Ellis has gone DIGITAL!!!

For those of you who dont know who Leanne Ellis is then check out her fabulous art work HERE!

And for those of you who are interested in purchasing her stamps which I absolutely know you will want to 
check them out HERE  There are so many to choose from you really will be spoilt for choice!

Gosh this has made my week I am so pleased now I am off to spend as its buy one get one free for a short time!!!

Catch you soon!

Monday, 21 February 2011

Got the Snots

Sorry all I have a serious bout of the snots, I couldnt get out of bed yesterday I felt so ill but have managed to drag myself all the way to the computer (the most important place in the house) for a catch up.

I have been making DT cards and getting myself organised, I may even have some Birthday Blog Candy coming up if I actually put it all in one place instead of leaving bits and bobs every where! 

Last week I finished working on a apron for the auction over at Guinea Pig Haven. which is the forum I run with my friend Anne.  We are raising some much needed pennies for the guineas and bunnies in Crawley Guinea Pig Rescue.  
So I made this to donate.
I am currently working on a Kath Kidston Felt Stanley, my first attempt went half right but the other side was a bit gappy so I am attempting it again as I am a perfectionist and cant bear knowing it isn't right.  Pics coming up when I have finished.

Right off to catch up on the rest of blogland Catch you all soon!

Saturday, 19 February 2011

Sketch at Craft Your Days Away Challenge

Morning everyone.  Today is a new challenge over at Craft Your Days Away and this fortnight we have a fabby sketch for you created by Joanne.

Here is my take on this fortnights sketch using a stamped image and some fabby papers that I love.  I love the bright colours that are around again now, spring is definitely in the air!

Coloured with pro markers, flowers are prima I believe, ribbon is papermania, co ordinations card stock and the papers I cant remember right now lol

This fortnight we are sponsored by the fabby Emma who owns Craft Emmas Store which you must check out it is stocked with fabby goodies!

Go check out the rest of the DT's great works and I look forward to checking out your fab makes!

Friday, 18 February 2011

Fab Finds Friday!

Well this week I have found some great bargins online and instores including charity shops so I thought I would share my finds with you each friday, some of these items you can get yourselves and some are just one of finds.

This week as you know I spent a HUGE amount of time searching the internet for some fabric that had to be GORGEOUS and fairly priced and I stumbled upon Patch Fabric and Habadasery .  So I thought just to test the water before I buy fabric in larger amounts I would buy some of her fab Mini fabric Bundles.  Well they are just fab!  you have to check them out!  Here is the a piccy of the fabric and also some of the goodies I got on top like ribbon BUT you do get ribbon in her mini packs too or rick rack or some thing else which makes her packs a absolute bargin!  Also I had my fabric within 2 days!  Now that is service!

Then my next 2 fabby finds were in 2 charity shop's  One lot was this fabby set of Russian Dolls, I promised my daughter if I ever found some I would get them and these were sat there waiting for me!
And some fabric (not sure what I am going to do with it) which was a bargain for so much!

Then I this week I popped into Wilkinson's to find they had finally stocked up on the KEEP CALM CARRY ON Pictures that are framed and are BIG, £9 is all they are!  And the reason I wanted this one is because I love this colour!!!!  They do it in red too!  Also if you are a fan of the union jack pictures they have massive ones down to half price, plus a lot of their home furnishings like cushions are down to 2.50 and they have fab covers on them!

So for this week these are my my Fab Finds!  If you have found any fab finds then please let us all know by leaving a comment here or putting a post up on your blog and linking back here as I NEED to see! 
Sarah has some fab finds over on her blog one including a fabby HOME sign from B&M  Go check it out!!!

Catch you soon 

Its friday so that means Little Musings Day!

Oh this weeks musing is just fab!  If you are getting prepared for easter its perfect for cards, gift bags with mini eggs in, cupcake decorations well just about anything.  Or if you just like making beautiful cards with gorgeous images on this is for you!  
This weeks musing is a fab set of outline and pre coloured images!  
You simply have to have this set!  Its only £1.50!
Here is what I made using just 1 of the fab images ( there are lots including a bunny!)

I wanted to keep things sweet and simple as I think the images are just too cute!  So I made a little set of Easter cards or spring notelets.

Go check out what Sj and Caz made with this fab set!  And grab it for yourself, here is a piccy of what you will get in your digi pack!

Click the Pic to take you straight over to Sj's blog where the details of how to get this set are!
Thanks so much for popping by
Catch you tommrow for a brand new fortnight over at Craft your Days away Challenge!


Monday, 14 February 2011

Winner of the Little Musings Candy Annie Its you!!!!

I so very nearly forgot to draw the winner of the fabby Little Musing Candy!  But I have just this minute cut up all your names that were listed here and from the readers who contacted me

I popped them in my lovely Kath Kidston tin (ooo loving the cath kidston tin!)

Drum roll please....drrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr

the winner is...........................

That says Annie The Felt Fairy in my terrible hand writing!

Congrats Annie Please contact Sj via HERE (scroll down on left hand side for email button on her site) who will sort out your gorgeous digi's and digi print!

Thanks for all who entered, I will hopefully be holding a little birthday candy in the next couple of weeks if I get organised!

Catch you all soon

Update on fabric for people who sew or sewers or needle crafters (not sewers of the sewage Kind LOL)

Well what a fantastic response to my shout out about fabric and with the info that has been shared with me I thought it best to pass it on as there seems to be a fair few of us who have trouble finding decently priced 'gorgeous' fabrics!  Lots of you have suggested Dunelm Mills (check if you have one locally) Charity shops for clothes etc that have gorgeous patterns on etc, the local market and local fabric stores. 

So here we go the lovely Shell pointed me in the direction of these online places 
Pene of Scrap my midlife crisis said:

"I buy 99% of my fabric online either ebay or etsy. Etsy is great as the choice in the states is so much better than here you just have to watch the postage. I look for sellers who will do 7-8yds in a ups envelope then it only about $13-14 which works out about £1 per yd postage!! Bundles of fat quaters are a good buy as well as they are normally co ordinating so good for patchwork and applique.. hope that helps
Hugs Pene"

I adore Pene's work and her fabrics are gorgeous!  So defo check out her advice, I have also noticed that on ebay you can get stuff from America cheap and the shipping isnt too bad. 

Then my newest follower (hello Ali thanks for the follow) suggested Fabric Rehab and their fabrics are gorgeous! 

Then the lovely Lizze suggested all this!!!!!!!
Try Skye Reve Fabrics (Facebook page -!/Skyerevefabrics7 ); Frumafar (Etsy - ); 
Cottonholic (Etsy - ); 
MissElany (Etsy, based in UK - ); 
You can also look for fabric suppliers on Etsy by searching in Supplies / Fabric - or use Shop Local and search for UK or your locality. You don't have to have a shop on Etsy to buy there, but you will need to register as a buyer. Many shops price in US$, but some now price in UK£. You can pay with paypal - even if you don't have a paypal account you can use paypal with your credit card.
If you want smallish pieces of fabrics, a quilting supplies shop would sell Fat Quarters, which means you can get squares of nice fabrics at reasonable prices (a Fat Quarter is the meter or yard cut in half both lengthwise and widthwise - ie. 1/4 meter/yard, in a nice square).
I also recently found this online shop - I haven't bought from them yet, so cant tell you much about them.

Aj recommends Pinflair (although hasnt ordered online from them) she also said to search on ebay for Japanese Fabrics as there are some cute ones.

Thank you all so much for pointing me in the direction of some fabby fabrics you are all STARS!!!  Also thank you to those who were worried I was having sewer of the sewerage kind problems lol Its so nice to know you care!!!

I will update the list as people recommend and if I find any decent fairly priced gorgeous fabrics!


Sunday, 13 February 2011

Sewers Can you help?

Hi ladies (and gents) I am in need of some help.  I am desperately trying to find lovely fabrics at a decent price and a decent size!  I dont mind off cuts or remnants.  I have been online for days searching for places to buy from and still havent found anywhere apart from Ebay.  Can anyone recomend some where or some one online who sells pretty fabrics?
Thank you
Have a great week all

Saturday, 12 February 2011

Little Musing Candy Right Here!

How would you like to win Some thing special from Little Musings?  
Well keep reading, Sj has given the followers and readers of my Blog Daziedelights the chance to win my favourite digi set whooo Me?  from her digi stamp store as well as a fab Print of her newest musing
Type Writer of Love which can be personalised and will be perfect for a valentine surprise!  It can also be found in her Folksy store if you cant wait and you would like to purchase it now!

Here is a example of the print that you could win.
 The whoo Me set consists of:
 THIRTY owl images - 
outlines for the colour lovers, 
coloured in already for the time savers, 
and, sj's favourite - 
So what do you have to do?  
Well its simples just add your name to this post and I will draw a winner on 12th of February and thats it!!!  It would be great if you popped on over to sj's blog and became a follower too.
Whilst you are here you may want to hop on over to sj's blog and check out last weeks friday freebie and also check out her latest news about a cd of digi images she has available to buy.  Also check out the pictures of when Little Musings Stamps made it onto QVC and sold out with in minutes woot woot!

Catch you soon 

Tuesday, 8 February 2011

I think I like Sewing!

Well I never thought I would say that I like sewing but I actually think I am enjoying making different things! 
Today I finished this bag for my mum, she loved my guinea bags (she has 3 guineas of her own) but asked if I could do a westie one, I do like a challange but managed to come up with this
I actually think I may have to keep this one and make her another one as I like it a lot lol 
Right must dash its nearly bed time for the kiddies and I have CSI to watch tonight one of my favourite programmes!

Catch you all soon 


Saturday, 5 February 2011

Photo Inspiration - CYDA Challenge

Its a brand new challenge over at Craft Your Days Away this fortnight and we have some photo inspiration for you, but first off I want to show you what I made so you may have to scroll down a wee bit to see the photo that inspired me!

I have made a sweety jar, the jar is was from marks and sparks and was filled with red and white sweets which was perfect!  I used a tilda image (my fav one) for the top, the flowers are from wild orchid crafts, the pins from the pound store, papers were a freebie and the ribbon is from papermania.

Here is the photo that we are working with this fortnight

I am pretty sure you can come up with some thing fantastic!
Dont forget we are a multi craft challenge blog so you dont have to make just a card, also the photo is just for you to get inspiration, see where it takes you!
This fortnight we are sponsored by Simon says stamp The winner will receive a $10 spend in their store.
Looking forward to seeing your creations 

Friday, 4 February 2011

Sew Busy!!!

Well what a week, I have spent most of it sewing!  Now I am not usually a sewer, but I had some requests for some bags and yesterday I finally finished the pile I had been working on.  
Here are some pics:

The profits I make from these bags will be going straight to charity, the chairty is Special Friends which is what we as a family are a part of and has made a HUGE difference to our lives since our sons Aspergers Diagnosis.  This year I hope to raise more money for them.

Also this week I have been making Candles again here is the latest edition, being Chinese New Year and the Year of the Rabbit I thought it fitted perfectly!

and of course a Piggy Candle too

Catch you all soon, its my daughters 7th birthday tomorrow so we shall be off having fun.  My mum is teaching her how to knit so has bought her a special kit!  My mum has more patience than me thats for sure lol!

Bye for now