Sunday, 13 July 2008

Blog candy!!!!!

There is blog candy to be had over at this new stamp designers blog. I am lucky enough to be a design team member for these up and coming stamps and there are lots more new and exciting designs in the pipeline so watch this space.....

Wednesday, 14 May 2008

More Maggie designs...

This has to be one of my favourite maggies from the new range. I have mounted her on papermania black and white papers and coloured her trousers and bobbles using clear stickles. The rub on sentiment is by papermania.

Be mine using bee maggie coloured in with whispers markers and the wings painted using pebeo pear paint. Sticky ribbon by papermania

Flower power Maggie!!

New Maggie designs....

I have been really lazy and not done hardly any blogging over the last couple of weeks so I am playing catch up. I have managed to get a bit of craft done using the new designs from Bootiful Stampz.This card has been made using nurse Maggie who lends herself very nicely to get well cards. She could be used for new recruits to the nursing profession too. I have coloured her in using whispers permanent markers and mounted her on some patterned paper I got free from a magazine. The glitter frame is from the make it yourself range by paper seller. Two co-ordinating silk flowers finished with a button and blue organza ribbon. The sentiment has the organza ribbon tied in a bow. Gems are adhesive gems by papermania.

This is princess Maggie. She has been coloured using twinkling H2O's and mounted onto corrugated gold card and then on patterned paper from DCWV. The stickers are papermania clear stickers.

Thursday, 1 May 2008

Bargain buy ribbons

I have reduced a lot of my longer lengths of ribbon in my store so they are even more of a bargain!!! Great if you do craft fairs or for your own personal use. I am having a complete revamp which should be finalised late summer so I am selling off lots of excess stock at silly prices.

Check out the ribbons here

Wednesday, 30 April 2008

My latest project...

I have recently finished my latest project:A knitted scarecrow! Its been absolutely ages since I knitted anything and the kids have been absolutely fascinated. The youngest two have already been arguing who he belongs to and he has been subjected to several rounds of dancing to dingle dangle scarecrow :)

I have also made a couple of cards using my fave stamps of the moment - Maggies

Maggie has been painted with watercolours and matted on DCWV patterned paper and silver card. two types of sticky ribbon with papermania accents.

Another Maggie!!

Saturday, 12 April 2008

Mums birthday card......

This is a birthday card I have made for my mums birthday. I have used a bootiful bunny stamp and mounted it on some die cut circles backed with vellum.

Friday, 11 April 2008


If you nip over to the Bootiful stampz blog, there is some blog candy on offer. Just stick your name down and you are in with a chance of winning one of the new hot Maggie stamps. Here she is in some of her fabby outfits And thats only a selection of her wardrobe!! You can buy Maggie stamps exclusively from here.

Thursday, 10 April 2008

Full of Scrap team challenge entry.....

This is one of my entry's to my teams challenge over on Aunty's forum. We were given a sketch and we have to create as many projects as we can using the sketch as inspiration. I have used one of the latest Bootiful bunnies and as you can see he is great for those male cards. All I have done is glittered the ladder using copper stickles. The paper is by Kanban, the ribbon is chatterbox and the ric rac is anitas sticky ribbon. I have used a white sakura gel pen to write Dad.

Tuesday, 8 April 2008

Meet Maggie..........

Maggie is the gorgeous new addition to the Bootiful Stampz family. She has a fantastic wardrobe and is just so cute.This is also my entry for the tags. toppers and ATC's challenge for this week. The theme is glitter. My Maggie tag is made using a giant sizzix scallop tag, patterned paper and dress and bow Maggie . I have added stickles silver glitter to her bobbles, waistband and socks and edged the tag too. She has a real mulberry flower in her hair. Ribbon is pink satin and orange organza.

A trifold card, again using an image of Maggie in jeans and a cute flower top. I have used foil and glitter card for the matting and a vellum sentiment which I have torn. Ribbon is anitas sticky ribbon.

Bootiful bunnies....

I have been having a play with Auntys new downloadable bunny's and this is what I have come up with so far....

I gave my bunny a dress and decorated it with sticky ribbon for a 3D effect. Hope you like. Auntys downloadable bunnies are available here

Thursday, 3 April 2008

New Bootiful designs for April

Check out these little cuties.
They are available as a download from Auntys store. I will be adding some designs using these stamps later once I have a chance to play.

Thursday, 13 March 2008

Over the last couple of weeks we have been quite busy at home because we are selling our house!! I have managed to make a couple of bits and bobs

These are a couple of cards I made for my sister in law.

Tuesday, 11 March 2008

March design team cards.......

As a member of Auntys Bootiful Stampz design team, I have made a few projects using the new stamps from Bootiful stampz

This card is a baby girl card made using the bunny with bottle. I have mounted my stamped bunny on green card and the lilac shimmer card. On the back of the shimmer card I have stuck some pink tasseled fibre. The bunny is coloured using water colour pencils and pink pebeo gloss for the ears, bottle and nose. The rub on bottles and greeting are from Scrapworks Li'l lady range.

For this card, I stamped the bunny image in shadow ink straight onto the card blank. Mounted the coloured easter bunny as before onto green and pink card. I made the charm using white shrink plastic and attached it to the topper using split rings. This is a simple monochromatic card using silver shiny card. I have stamped a gift bunny on white card and cut it out. The ribbon is highlighted with black stickles. The vellum greeting is from the DCWV scrapbook in a stack pad. Making memories chipboard button finishes the card in the top left corner.This was my first attempt that my daughter decided to dismantle for me before I photographed it!!! Anyhow, I managed to piece it back together. The basket bunny has been coloured using couloured pencils and pink pebeo gloss. I also weaved thin pink ribbon on alternate rows of the basket and secured it at the back. This would work really well with the large basket bunny. I mounted it on glitter card and pink wrinkle paper and mounted on a square card blank. Edges are cut using a small bunny punch. Eggs using a small egg punch.

New Bootiful stamps for March.............

Check out these little beauties - the new clear stamps from Bootiful stampz ......

Bootiful Stampz

Look at these ATC's made by the talented Bootiful Stampz designer Sally...

Bootiful Stampz

They are just so cute. You can buy these stamps now only from Auntys store

Friday, 29 February 2008

21st birthday card

I thought I would have a go at using my Bootiful bunny stamp for something a little different this week. I have made a 21st birthday card. I used a stencil to cut the key shape and embossed it using copper embossing powder. The rest is pretty much self explanatory.

Tuesday, 26 February 2008

My latest projects..........

I am a cardmaker at heart and I haven't really had much time (or enthsiasm) for crafting this month. I have made a few bits and bobs though. Hope you like.......

My Love U bunny - great for anniversarys.

My get well soon bunny.

My random Tilda card using a stamped image sent to me by Simply Storm.

Wednesday, 20 February 2008

Mothers day.............

Mothers day will soon be upon us so I have made a couple of things that I would like to share. These projects both incorporate Bootiful bunny stampz and are part of my design team submissions for this month.

This is a basic card made from DCWV patterned paper and papermania sticky ribbon. I have triple matted the image on pearlescent, glitter and then patterend paper. The image itself is the small cup of bunny. Istamped a couple of images using black stazon. I stamped a swirly design over one of the images and cut the stamped cup out. I overlaid it on the other stamped image. The bunny is coloured in using coloured pencils.

This is a bookmark, made using the small peeking bunny. I stamped the image onto black card using silver Brilliance ink and then cut it out. The main part of the bookmark is made from silver shimmer card overlaid with a piece of black card. I have stamped a swirly pattern in white over the black card. I used Sizzlets letters and added some organza ribbon attached with a pearl brad to the bottom.

Monday, 11 February 2008

New Auction site...

I have been busy today listing lots of bits and bobs on Auntys Auctions. There are some real bargains on there as I am having a massive clear out of craft stuff and various other bits and bobs.

Sunday, 10 February 2008

Fabby news for me today....

I have been picked to be on the Bootiful stampz design team. I am absolutely thrilled to have been chosen as I know there were lots of other talented ladies who applied. This is my first time on a design team so I am really looking forward to starting. There are two of us on the design team, the other lady is Jo from the siggi shop. Our work will be displayed on the Bootiful stampz blog.

Thursday, 7 February 2008

A bit low...

I am feeling a bit on the fed up side today. I have to go into work tomorrow to discuss going back to work on a phased return. I am not sure I will be up to it but I guess I have to give it a try - I just hope I can manage with this constant feeling of exhaustion.
I haven't done much crafting over the last week so I am a bit behind with my challenges, but the kids break up tomorrow for a week off so we might get something done together LOL - I am probably being a bit too optimistic there!

Saturday, 2 February 2008

I've been tagged........

I've been tagged by Jane at
Here are the rules:-
You must post the rules before you give your answers.You must list one fact about yourself for each letter of your middle name. Each fact must begin with that letter. If you don't have a middle name, just use your maiden name. After you've been tagged, you need to up-date your blog with your middle name and answers. At the end of your post, you need to tag one person for each letter of your middle name. (Be sure to leave them a comment telling them they've been tagged, and need to read your blog for details)
Well, my middle name is Ann

A - Artistic
N - Nervous
N - Nice

I am going to tag

Monday, 28 January 2008

Bootiful Stampz February challenge

The Bootiful Stampz challenge for February is:

If you have purchased a Bootiful Stampz stamp, please feel free to join in.
There are NO restrictions as long as one of our Stamps is used.The challenge for February is to create a Valentines Card.
Entry Date closure - 29th February 2008.
Winner will be posted on the Bootiful Stampz Blog on the 1st March 2008.
Don't forget that the Winner will also receive a prize

This is what I have done for the challenge.

I used patterned paper from DCWV adhesive stack. I mounted this on sparkly grey paper and stuck to the card. I used a section of Bazzill fluted edge cardstock with assorted pink/black ribbons pushed through the holes.

I cut the letters on my big shot using Sizzix Lollipop uppercase letters using co-ordinating DCWV adhesive paper. I coloured the bunny using watercolour pencils and added a brad and brad bow attachment to add some sparkle. Finally, I drew the stitches by hand using a Zig writing pen.

Sunday, 27 January 2008

Weekend wonders......

I have been busy baking with my little boy this weekend and I am amazed at how well some of the stuff we made tasted - it is a while since we have made stuff from scratch though; we usually buy the packet mixes LOL. I haven't had much time to craft this weekend but I have bought a craft mag today and I have a few ideas buzzing around now.

Here is a card I made last week using a handbag template from WS designs and some urban Lily papers.

Wednesday, 23 January 2008

Bootiful bunny...

I have made my first card using one of my new stamps. I love it. You can purchase these stamps from Auntys store. They are an exclusive design and made in limited numbers at the moment so grab them whilst you can!
My older brother, Paul, passed his advanced driving test yesterday after 2 previous attempts - so well done Paul!!!!! He is now qualified to be a driving instuctor which is handy since my eldest Jess is 17 this year LOL. This is the card I have made for.

Saturday, 19 January 2008

My New Blog Header..............

A friend of mine over on Auntys forum has made me a new blog header and I love it. I can highly recommend Jo at the siggi shop for an extremely professional service at a fabby price.

Thursday, 17 January 2008

Arty Girlz challenge

The Arty Girlz challeng this week involves creating something red so here is my entryThe backing paper I used was from the papermania black and white collection. I used a panel of red glitter paper and added some sizzix letters that a friend sent me. I added some gem heartd and along the bottom panel I have added a row of sticky gems but you cant really see them in the picture.

I also made a couple of other cards last night using some spare patterned paper.
The thankyou card is for my Daughter's boyfriends mum who I bought some stash of recently. She has given me lots of free bits and bobs and I am really chuffed with it all.

Wednesday, 16 January 2008

Tilda stamps......I'm addicted!!

A lovely friend of mine over on Auntys forum was kind enough to send me some stamped Tildas to play with. They arrived yesterday and I have made a card with one already. Its a first attempt and I used brush markers rather than wc pencils as I couldn't get mine to work LOL. Storm also sent me a couple of stamped sugar nellie stamps as well and I have made a card for my father in law using it.

Sunday, 13 January 2008

My Arty Girlz entry....

The Arty Girlz challenge for this week is-

'Hi everyone, we'd like to see BUTTONS on your projects this week so as usual you choose the format be it a scrapbook layout, card, atc, a sewing project. altered art ... we love to see a whole range of crafts.'

This is my entry to the competition.

You can see I have used buttons on the top right and bottom left of page 1 and 2. This is also my entry for a scrap the alphabet challenge over on Auntys forum. My finished journal will be about the things I want to achieve in my life. The first one is visit Australia as my sister and her family live over there and we all miss her like mad.

I also made a couple of wedding cards this weekend which I am going to sell in my store. Here they are:

Tuesday, 8 January 2008

Auntys team challenge

I am in a team of 5 on Aunty's forum and our first challenge was to create a piece of artwork (ATC, Scrapbook page, card etc) in Monochrome colours with one embellishment in a winter colour. It also had to be a shape other than a square!!! This is my entry:

It is a small pyramid shaped favour box. I have been working on a few other bits, mainly to try and use up my stash scraps. Here are a couple of examples below.

Just a couple of simple card toppers for last minute cards. TFL

Friday, 4 January 2008

Happy New Year.....Finally

I would like to wish everyone a Happy New Year since I haven't posted since before Christmas. We have had a quiet christmas in comparison to previous years as I haven't really felt well enough to party. I am on the mend though, although it seems to be a really slow process. I have worked on a couple of crafty projects over christmas - one of which was a sympathy card but haven't had time to photograph them yet. I have been busy sorting out some of the clutter in our house and having a general spring clean. Its taken me 4 times longer than it usually would but I feel better for getting it done. I now have a space of my own to craft in - I will even be able to get my sewing machine out for the first time in years!!!