Wednesday, 30 December 2009

The Sugar Bowl Challenge 25 ......



Last minute again, but I do need to get a couple of baby cards made as I haven't made one for some time.  I just love this new Sugar Nellie "Vintage Baby" stamp, the please include option for The Sugar Bowl  challenge 25 is your favourite colour, which seems to be  pink when it comes to making a card but I do buy a lot of blue clothes??

It is a really good sketch that Lilian has provided for this challenge and the lucky winner will recieve 12 Sugar Nellie stamps!!

I have coloured the "Vintage Baby" with promarkers, sakura satardust pen, stickles stardust glitter glue, nesties, papers are BG urban prairie, cored'inations white waash c/s sanded to show more of the pink, shimmer dots.

Short and sweet today, I thought I would try and finish this post before my friend arrives.  Thanks for stopping by,

Angela  xx

Monday, 28 December 2009

Sketch and Stash Challenge 25 .....



I thought it was time I made a card for a challenge, I have been so busy getting everything ready for Christmas that I didnt really have much time left to make a card.  We had a lovely day, surrounded by a mountain of new toys and empty cardboard boxes!! I think most of the day is spent trying to get the toys out of the boxes, I'm suure anyone with small children would agree!!  I hope you had a wonderful Christmas day too!! 

I have used this great sketch from Sketch and Stash challenge 25, Lols will also be selecting her Guest Designer from the entrants of this challenge. I have used my new Squiggles & Giggles "Daisy with balloon" stamp, coloured with promarkers, stickles stardust, glossy accents,  MS punch, neglected PM sweet nothings papers, retro flower punches, gems.

Philip had party invites for yesterday and today, and another couple in January including his own birthday party, so I thoughht I would start to make some cards suitable for his friends!!!

I have been busy making some of my design team cards, so I will be sharing them with you soon!! Thanks for stopping by,

Angela xx

Wednesday, 23 December 2009

Magic Riendeer Food ......

It has been a busy week, with all of the last minute shopping and getting everything ready for Christmas, but I think I am almost done!!  A couple of things still to wrap, but as Philip is STILL awake playing shops at the top of the stairs, it will have to wait until later.




I made these bags of Magic Riendeer Dust last week as a little gift for Lucy to give to some of her friends at school.  I used a piece if A5 card and folded it to make a handbag shape, sizzix sizzlit die to make the riendeer, red stickles glitter glue and glossy accents for the nose, the ribbon was a bargin buy from Tesco last year!!  The riendeer food is just  a mixture of glitter and oats in a clear bag, quick and simple!!

This is the poem I printed for the back,

Magic Riendeer Food
Just sprinkle on the lawn at night,
the moon will make it sparkle and bright.
As santa's riendeer fly and roam,
this treat will guide them to your home.

So tomorrow night just before Lucy & Philip go to bed  they will take their riendeer food outside and sprinkle it everywhere!! I'm hoping they will keep it on the snow, as we find it all over the house if they dont!!

The weather was good today and the snow melted a fair bit, although frozen solid again now with more snow forcast but I'm hoping they get it wrong!!  I just dont like having to go out driving, although I'm begining to feel a little housebound as my car spent 2 days in the garage last week and is back there again, I dont know when I will get it back :(  fortunately it is still under manufacturers warranty!!  It has been awful trying to get around wiith Philip, I had to cancel his hospital appointments this week.

Thank you all so much for all of your wonderful omments, I have really enjoyed the past 6 months since I started my blog and I love to visit your blogs to find out what you have been up to!!  I am thrilled to be part of two wonderful design teams and look forward to sharing more ideas with you all soon.

Well I think it is time to bring out the mince pies, open a nice bottle of wine and wish all of my friends
A Very Merry Christmas.

Angela  xx






Wednesday, 16 December 2009

Your Next Stamp Challenge 6 ......


It's time for the final challenge of 2009 at Your Next Stamp Challenge.  This week's challenge is a great sketch to follow by YNS Starlet Kerri.




I have used my extremely cute Cupcake Fhiona she is so sweet and there are so many different seniments and accessories in this set. I have coloured her with promarkers, sakura stardust in clear for her shoes and the background stars, glossy accents for the icing on the cupcake, I stamped and cut out the second cupcake, cutting off the candle, I added a pearl to the flower on her hairband too.



Kerri will choose her favourite creation and the lucky wimmer will recieve a Limited Edition Cupcake Cutie Single Stamp, as well as the special winner blinkie!!!





Also, one random participant will win $5.00 to the YNS store!!

Remember, you can enter our challenges using ANY stamp, but if you do choose to use a YNS stamp, then you will be entered into the prize draw TWICE!!

I need to get some more Birthday cards made as Philip has several party invites over the Christmas holidays!!

Thanks for stopping by,

Angela xx

Saturday, 12 December 2009

Your Next Stamp ......

I just wanted to share my good news with you all,  I have been asked by Karen if I would like to join the Your Next Stamp design team!!!  Wooooooooo Hoooooooooo!!!   Of course I said yes!! lol

It will be a pleasure to work along side the very talented Your Next Stamp Starlets.  Your Next Stamp have some of the most adorable stamps, there are many different stamps and there is a super cute Fhiona stamp set for almost every occassion!!  I have just coloured the new release Fitness Fhiona and I have to say she is an absolute joy to colour!!  Look out for my Cupcake Fhiona, I just had to give in and buy her!!

There is still time to join in with the December Release Hop 10-14 december, click here to go to the start. Karen is offring a grand prize of 6 stamps of your choice from the new release to the lucky winner randomly drawn!!

Your Next Stamp challenge 5 is a "Birthday card with Hearts" you have until midnight EST on Tuesday 15 December to enter the challenge. You can use any image but if you do us a YNS stamp you will have two entries in this weeks prize draw!!

I have had a busy week so no cards t show you, I'm hoping to get something made tonight!!  I also need to tackle the growing pile of  ironing and the many Christmas gifts waiting to be wrapped!! 

Angela  xx

Thursday, 10 December 2009

YOUR NEXT STAMP DECEMBER RELEASE BLOG HOP ......





Welcome to the Your Next Stamp Blog Hop!!  All of the Your Next Stamp Starlets have some fantastic new stamps to show you, there is the fun and whimsical Bug &Animal stamps by Franfou and the new Fitness Fhiona.

The Hop starts today (Thursday 10th December 12am EST and ends on Monday 14th December midnight EST) if you would like to participate in the Hop and didn't arrive here from Amy's Blog, then you can click here to return to the start of the Hop as you wouldn't want to miss any of the new releases!!

There will be one GRAND PRIZE WINNER by random draw, the prize winner will get to choose 6 new release stamps!!!  To be eligablBe to be entered into the GRAND PRIZE DRAW you must leave a comment at EVERY blog along the hop and tell us which stamp from the new release is your favourite!!

Throughout the Hop Your Next Stamp is offering  a free stamp or stamp set of choice with every purchase of  $55 or more.



FITNESS FHIONA





FRANFOU BUTTERFLY

Diaper fold pouch, (tutorial can be found here)








Cellophane stamped with staz-on ink.





FRANFOU SNAIL

Party bag topper



Now it's time to Hop on over to talented Your Next Stamp Starlet KERRI to see the beautiful designs she has to show you  ...... but don't forget to leave me a comment first!!

Thanks for hopping over, have fun  .....

Angela  xx



Wednesday, 9 December 2009

Back On-line .....

Just a quick post to let you all know i will be catching up with all of my favourite blogs over the next few days.  I managed to pick up the bug Philip had and felt awful for a few days, then just as I was feeling better the internet went off!!  Arrgh!!  What a nightmare, and trying to explain to the lovely people in the call centre in India that it is not our equipment that is not working!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!





Tommorrow is the Your Next Stamp BLOG HOP!! 

There is still time to join in the fun and leave a comment to win **5** new release stamps for one lucky winner drawn by random org!!  So hop on over there and grab their Blog Hop blinkie for a chance to win the fantastic prize Karen has offered!!!


The blog hop will be so much fun with all of the new December releases and there are prizes to be won along the way so don't forget to join in and leave a comment at each blog alnog the way!!  Karen is also offering a free stamp set if you spend over $55, so why not treat yourself to some of these cute stamps!!

Thanks for stopping by and leaving so many wonderful comments,

Angela xx


Truly Scrumptious Challenge 22, Last One For This Year .....

This is my first card as  a design team member for Truly Scrumptious!!  I am so delighted to be working with so many talented ladies!! This week we have another great sketch with the added challenge of using vellum on your card, as it is the last challenge of the year you have until January 5th 2010 to enter the challenge.  As always there are some fantastic cards from the design team, you can see thm here.




The challenge is sponsored by Whimsey Stamps, and one lucky winner chosen by random org will win these  two cute stamps!!






I have followed the sketch and made a calendar, using a scrap of vellum with stars on for the background as my added challenge!! As always I have used promarkers to colour C.C Designs Swiss pixie, papers are MME, DCWV c/s, card candy.

I am also entering my calendar in the Passion for Promarkers "Megga Christmas Challenge", as the theme is anything but a card with a Christmas/New Year theme.

Thanks for stopping by

Angela  xx

promarkers used; blossom, rose pink, tea green,greem grey, putty, sunkissed pink, tan, cinnaon,cocoa,burnt umber.

Wednesday, 2 December 2009

Your Next Stamp Challenge 5 ......




This is my first card as guest designer for Your Next Stamp, the challenge this week is "a birthday card with hearts".  I have used my "Monster Sign" stamp from Your Next Stamp, it is a halloween stamp but I could see so many possibilities for the many parties Philip is going to now he is at nursery so it was a must have for me!!

I  have decided to try a pink sparkly monster monster, I have used a rub on  for the greeting or you could write your own message as the sign is blank!!

The challenge is for 2 weeks and you can use any image, although if you do use a Your Next Stamp image you will get 2 entries into the draw!!






Papers - Candy Cane from Craftwork Cards

Cardstock - DCWV

Image - Monster Sign - Your Next Stamp

Sentiment - Doodlebug rub on

Colouring - Promarkers/shimmer paints/stickles/glossy accents

Martha Stewart Valentine hearts punch

Ribbon-Craftwork cards.
 
1. One randomly-chosen winner will receive the wonderful YNS Fhiona Shopper stamp set, plus the 'Winner' blinkie to proudly display on their blog:

2. The challenge hostess (Cabio) will choose her favourite card, and that winner will get the YNS Challenge 'Top Pick' blinkie to proudly display on their blog PLUS a $5 gift certificate to spend at the Your Next Stamp store!

3. One randomly-chosen commentator will win a $5 gift certificate to spend at the Your Next Stamp store - so make sure you LEAVE A COMMENT to be in with a chance to win

There are some beautiful cards from the design team again this week, you can see them here!!

Tuesday, 1 December 2009

Lilac Ellie Skating .....




I have madde this card for the following challenges;

Your Next Stamp "thankfull", there are some fantastic prize's from Karen at Your Next Stamp!! (you can use any image on your card this week, but if you do use a Your Next Stamp image, Karen is offering a free limited digi download!!)

Stampin' for the Weekend, colours "lilac and silver", Fiona has offered 2 cute Magnolia stamps!!

Sketchy Colours challenge 1 "lilac" sponsored by Moia's Design, this is a new challenge blog so why not pop over and have a look for yourself!!

Cardstock - Core'dinations

Image - Limited edition digi- stamp "Ellie Ice-Skating" from Your Next Stamp.

Sentiment - Craftwork Cards

Colouring - Promarkers

Stickles stardust glitter glue, gem & ribbon from stash.

I am just in time for the Your Next Stamp challenge as I forgot about posting this card!!  Karen at Your Next Stamp is giving away *6*  stamps from the new December release to one random winner!!  All you need to do is leave a comment and post the new blinkie advertising the up-comming blog hop and stamp release on your blog!!  Good Luck!!

I don't know when those lights will go up outside, it was very cold & frosty this morning so it would have been ideal, but Philip is poorly again and off nursery. We hardly got any sleep last night as he cried and wouldn't have any calpol!!  Arrrgh!!  I think he definately has the symphtoms of "man flu"!!! I have pottered around him putting out a few Christmas bits, but I must say I am a perfectionist and I will have to do the tree when Lucy & Philip are in bed!!
Thanks for stopping by

Angela xx

Monday, 30 November 2009

Maxwell Snowboarding ......



I have made this card for the following challenges;

Kraftin' Kimmie week 8 "touchy feely" add texture to your card, the lucky winner will recieve the newly released Bonnie & Clyde stamp.

Sketch Saturday challenge 79, sponsored this week by the Craft Barn.

Cute Card Thursday, challenge 88 "snips and snalis and puppy dogs tails" cards for younger boys, sponsored this week by Silly Monkey crafts, 2 of the gorgeous new releases from Pink Cat Studio!!

I have added texture with the gorgeous glittered papers from imaginisce, polar white flower soft and twinklets diamond dust for the snow.

Papers - Imaginisce

Cardstock - DCWV

Image - Kraftin' |Kimmie stamps Maxwell snowboarding

Sentiment - Craftwork Cards

Colouring - Promarkers/Copic spica pens

Gems from stash.

Thanks for stopping by,

Angela  xx


Sunday, 29 November 2009

Heidi with Blue Ornament .....



I have made this card for the following challenges;

Friday Sketchers challenge 80 Tanja's sketch, the sponsor this week is Magnolia-licious with a beautiful Tilda Christmas angel stamp,

Allsorts week 29, "buttons",  this weeks sponsor is digi sparkle.

I found these papers that I had hidden away and thought it was time I used them up!! I have used copic spica glitter pens on the bauble with glossy accents to give it the sparkly sheen!!

Papers - Doodlebug

Cardstock - DCWV

Image - C.C designs Heidi with ornament

Colouring - Promarkers/copic spica pens

Punches - Woodwaare snowflakes

buttons, ribbon, gems from stash.

I went shopping yesterday,  I needed more card to make cards for the parents of the babies in the neo-natal unit on Christmas day, and I managed to get a few more presents at the same time!! The lights didn't get put up outside yesterday , so maybe I will get them done one moring while Philip is at nursery??  I don't think it has stopped raining here today, so I spent all of this afternoon wrapping Christmas presents!!

Thanks for stopping by,

Angela  xx 

Friday, 27 November 2009

Truly Scrumptious Design Team ......

I am so excited!! 

 Sharon from Truly Scrumptious has asked me to join their design team!!!  Woohoo!!!  Of course I jumped around and then quickly replied "yes plaese"!!!  I have really enjoyed the past two months as a guest designer for Truly Scrumptious so I am looking forward to the future challenges and getting to know the other ladies on the design team!!



 Hope you have a good weekend, I'm hoping for some dry weather as I will be putting up the outdoor christmas lights ready for next week!!  It is really pretty as many of my neighbours have lights too!!

Thanks for stopping by,

Angela xx

Tiptoe Fairy ......



I have made this card for the following challenges;

Create4 Fun week 47, I have used Bev's sketch, there is a Mermaid Anya stamp for this weeks lucky winner!!

Passion for promarkers week 27, "vintage" and any colours. (see bottom of post).

A Spoonful of Sugar challenge 79, a colour combo " brown with pink/blue", this weeks sponsor is Whimsy stamps.

Quixotic Challenges week 4,  "tearing".

I don't tear/distress my papers usually but I feel quite pleased with how this card looks although in the photo it looks "peachy"??   I think I will just make the deadline for create 4 fun, as I didn't manage to get a decent photo yesterday!!


Papers - MME Wild Asparagus

Cardstock - DCWV

Image - Lili of the Valley, Fairie on Tiptoes

Sentiment - Craftwork Cards

Colouring - Promarkers

Cuttlebug embossing folder

Promarkers - antique pink,dusky rose,pastel pink,olive green,marsh green,tan,cinnamon,cocoa,putty,sunkissed pink

I will be back later with another post once I manage to send the children to bed!!

Thanks for stopping by,

Angela  xx



 





Thursday, 26 November 2009

Dreaming of a White Christmas ......



I have made this card for the following challenges;

Kraftin' Kimmi challenge 7, a Christmas card, there is a cute Bernadette Bunny stamp for the lucky winner!!

The Pink Elephant challenge 42, "something plaid and brads no ribbons", sponsored this week by Jen Shutts.

Sketch and Stash week 24, I have used my new Kraftin' Kimmi  stamp "Antoinette", with a neglected brad!!

Allsorts challenge28, "a Christmas carol or song title", there is a cute Tilda stamp for the lucky winner.

Charizma Cardz challenge 47, "anything Christmas", sponsored this week by Your Next Stamp!!

I have coloured Antoinette with promarkers, copic spica glitter pens, polar white flower soft, twinklets diamond dust, papers are DCWV Christmas stack, DCWV c/s, candy dots, brad.

I have chosen "White Christmas" as my song title as I think Antoinette looks very dreamy!!


Thanks for stopping by,

Angela xx

Wednesday, 25 November 2009

Truly Scrumptious GD Card Challenge 21 ......




This is my last card as guest designer for Truly Scrumptious, I have really enjoyed my two months  as guest designer with the team, this has been my first design team guest place, so I would like to say "Thank you" for giving me this oppourtunity. 

It is challenge 21 this week at Truly Scrumptious and there is a lovely sketch by Debbie to follow, with the added challenge of including a sparkly flourish.  This weeks challenge is sponsored by Wendy from Digital Delights by Louby Loo.   There are some beautiful cards from the design team again this week, you can see them here.





I have used my Sugar Nellie Manga Girl stamp coloured with promarkers,stickles sequin glitter glue,  papers are BG Eva, DCWV c/s, gems, ribbon, nesties, sizzlits, die, sentiment is craftwork cards.  I did go to Hobbycraft thinking I could buy some lovely sparkly bling for this card, but as usual they didn't have any thing like what I wanted!!  So I used my sizzlit die and added some gems instead.  I do wish there was a decent local craft shop near by, I usually do most of my shopping online!!!

I am also entering this card into challenge 87 at Cute Card Thursday "teen terrors", sponsored by Whimsey Stamps.

Suzies Sassy Challenges week 2 "pink and sparkly", there is a fantastic prize for the lucky winner this week!!

Hope you have the time to join in with the new challenge, thanks for stopping by,

Angela  xx







Tuesday, 24 November 2009

Craft Card ......




I have made this card for the following challenges;

Quixotic challenges week 3, "craft & red".

Anyone for Anya, "Make a Fake" stitching/lace, sponsored by Dies to Die for, "Birthday Anya"!!

Stampin for the Weekend challenge 25, I have used Nancy's sketch and there is a cute Doraline & Dexter stamp for the lucky winner this week!!

Totally Gorjuss week 6 "nearly all gorjuss" sponsored by Die Cut Dreams.

Pollycraft Monday challenge 29 "wonderful christmas time",  anything christmas related!!  The lucky winner will recieve ALL 8 sets of the new "Roundabout" sentiments!!


I have used The Greeting Farm Maydelyn stamp coloured with promarkers, spica glitter pens, nesties, ribbon,  faux pearls, faux gems, craft paper, the red is a bargin find sprayed with shimmerz mist spray, sentiment is craftwork cards, flower is made from a ribbon that you pull up to gather. I have also added faux stitching on the craft paper.

I will try to get a better photograph tomorrow as it has been such a gloomy day!! I got the children back to school taday, just as well as now I am not well, they have kindly shared their germs!!

Thanks for stopping by, I love to read all of your comments!!

Angela  xx

Picture edited.

Monday, 23 November 2009

Angel of Peace ......




I have made this card for the following challenges;

Nutty Nutshells challenge 3, "thankful", this week there is a fantastic prize on offer, 2 of the very cute Harriet Hurst stamps!!  You can use any of the following stamps to enter the challenge, Greeting Farm, Stampavive, Magnolia, Ladybug & Friends, High Hopes, Buddy Bear, Sarah Kay, Nutshells stamps or digi images.

Coloure Create challenge 32 "red, green, white", sponsored bySimon Says Stamp $25 voucher!!

DU2DS challenge 26,  "glitter".

Charisma Cards challenge 46, I have used their sketch this week for my card, the challenge is sponsored by Daisy May Designs.

I have used another of the gorgeous Nutshells Christmas Angel's digi stamps, coloured with promarkers, glossy accents, lots of stickles for her wings, MS valentine heart punch, embossing folder,  DCWV c/s, ribbon, pearls, flower, brad, papers are more of the bargin bucket set.

Hope you all had a good weekend, I have spent it looking after 2 poorly children and trying to make last minute samples for Debbi Moore!!  I managed 10, so it wasn't too bad as I only had 3 days to do them??!
Back to blog land i much prefer it!!  I recieved my gorgeous Christmas ribbon kit from Elaine at Quixotic Crafts today, the ribbon is beautiful, perfect for all those cards still to make!!

Thanks for stopping by,

Angela xx

Wednesday, 18 November 2009

A Windy Day .....



I have made this card for the following challenges;

Papertake Weekly sketch 28, this week the challenge is sponsored by Peggy loves Vintage, 5 sets of cut outs for 2 lucky winners!!

Basic Grey week 8 "glitz and bling" sponsored by Simon Say's Stamp, this week there is a gorgeous Indian Summer themed prize!!

Passion for Promarkers week 26, colours "burnt umber and marsh green", sponsored by letraset!!

I have used my new Mariane Designs Snoejes stamp, coloured with promarkers, copic spica glitter pens, cream flower soft for her hat, papers are BG Archaic, BG Sultry, glossy accents, stickles, gems pearls and candy dots.

I love this BG Archaic paper, unusually for me I keep going back to it and I have used it for so many different projects, I would definately buy more of this one!!  I have added pearls to the background paper for bling along with gems and stickles glitter glue on the mats.

This stamp is perfect for the weather we have had over the past few days!!

Thanks for stopping by,

Angela  xx

The Sugar Bowl Challenge 23 .....



This is my card for the Sugar Bowl challenge, there is a great sketch with lots of layers by Judy, with please include "thankfulness".  There is a mystery prize for this challenge!!!

I have had this Winter Woderland image coloured and waiting to be used for over a week, now I will just make the deadline!!  I have coloured her with copics, cream flower soft for the fur trim, stickles stardust glitter glue for the snow, the gorgeous holly paper is Bo Bunny a gift of love,  the text paper is Imaginisce, green paper is BG Sultry, quite a mix!! Ribbon is PM I think, holly embossing folder, sentiment is Craftwork cards.

It has been another gloomy day, so getting photos is much harder, I guess we will all struggle over the next few weeks!!

Thanks for stopping by,

Angela  xx

Tuesday, 17 November 2009

Oliver the Penguin .....



I have made this card for the following challenges;

Kraftin' Kimmie week 6 "lotsa circles",  the prize this week is one of the new stamps from Annie Rodrigue.....Piper!!

Sketch Saaturday challenge 77, I have used their fab sketch, this weeks sponsor is Simon Says Stamp $25 gift voucher.

A Spoonful of Sugar challenge 78 "make something for a baby's first christmas/pre-schooler", sponsored this week by Niki from Bunny Zoe's Crafts a cute "flapper" Anya.

Creatalicious Challenges 4, " create something for christmas" with lots of sparkle/glitter and snowflakes!!





I have used this cute stamp I recieved from Kimmi  from blog hop for the second release of Kraftin' Kimmie stamps!!  I found him perfect to colour with promarkers/copics and the quality of the stamps is excellent, I have some of the quirky Moonlight Whispers stamps too!!

I coloured this cute Oliver penguin with promarkers,glossy accents, ultra fine glitter, polar white flower soft, stickles stardust glitter glue, paper is PM, core'dinations c/s, snowflake punches,twinklets, nesties, embossing folders, pearls, ribbon, sentiment is Magnolia.

I have made another easel card today, they look so effective!!  I thought this cute penguin stamp would make the perfect Christmas card for Philip.  I found it difficult to take a decent photo today as the light has been poor today, such a cold wind too.

Thanks for stopping by,

Angela xx


Monday, 16 November 2009

Limited Edition Skating Ellie .....



I have made this card for the following challenges;

Your Next Stamp 3, Christmas with a twist you are not allowed to use any red or green on your Christmas card or creation.

Create 4 Fun week 46, I have used their sketch to help create my layout.

Cupcake Craft Challenges 65, "digital images".

Allsorts week 27, " anything made for a child".

 Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge 58, "four seasons"  

Charisma Cardz challenge 45, "merry and bright".

I have used the really cute limited edition digi download Skating Ellie, coloured with promarkers, copic spica glitter pens, papers are MME colourful christmas, DCWV c/s, ribbon,  gems, twinklets for the ice.

There are some really cute Christmas digi images available to buy for a limited time from Your Next Stamp.

Well the party was a success as the girls loved the shrink plastic charms they made but the noise!!  We needed more time to make bracelets, so I gave the girls them to take home my poor head  couldn't have managed another 5 minutes!! So today I have booked Philip a soft play party, unfortunately it will be 2 weeks after his birthday as they are fully booked for next January!!?

Lucy had a lovely birthday, thank you to everyone who left birthday messages or entered my candy giveaway!!

Hope you had a good weekend, thanks for stopping by,


Angela  xx




Candy Winner ......

The winner of my pink candy is  ......



☼ Cheryl*


☼ Cheryl* said...


Awww the candy is so cute! My little sister loves pink soo much, if I won I would have to give some of this to her as she is starting to make cards too!
I hope Lucy has a nice birthday!


Congratulations!! If you e-mail me with your address I will get the candy in the post!! 

I will be back later with a card if daylight appears, it is so dark this morning!!

Angela xx

Sunday, 15 November 2009

Pink Candy .....

This post will stay at the top until
15th November.
Please scroll down for newer posts.




As it is almost Lucy's birthday, I have decided to have another little giveaway!!  Like most girls her favourite colour is pink, so I have used that for my theme.  I will also include some stamped images too for the winner, I will get Lucy to choose them from  some of my recent stash!! 

What do you have to do to enter my candy?

Simply leave a comment on this post. Please help spread the news about my candy by telling your friends on your craft blog. Maybe if you are not a follower you would like to follow me too ;-)

Lucy will choose a winner on Sunday 15th November (her birthday).

Thank you for all your wonderful comments I really do apprecieate them all!!


Angela xx


                                           THIS CANDY IS NOW CLOSED





Friday, 13 November 2009

Nutshells Christmas Angel ......




This is my card for the following challenges;

Sketch Saturday challenge 76, I have used the gorgeous sketch for this card, there are 2 Inky Impressions Stamps for the lucky winner of this week s challenge.

Papertake Weekly - digi image and sparkle/bling, this week the challenge is sponsored byDigi Sparkle the winner will recieve club membership for 1 month and unlimited downloads!!

Cute Card Thursday challenge 68 glitter me silly, sponsored by Simon Says Stamp $25 voucher!! 

Suzie's Sassy Challenge, its the very first challenge with a fantastic prize on offer worth over £60!!  The challenge is Christmas, so this one fits the bill perfectly.

I have used the new release Christmas Angel's digi set from Nutshell's, coloured with promarkers, sakura stardust pen for her wings, (this doesn't show well in the photo),  glossy accents and ultra fine glitter sprinkled in for the JOY, papers are unknown,(sorry they were from a goodie box filled with gorgeous stash!!), DCWV c/s, MS doillie punch, nesties, embossing folder, ribbon, flower, gem brad.

There are 4 angel's in the set available from Nutcrafters and they are so cute, perfect for colouring with promarkers!!  Have you seen the fantastic prize they have on offer on their challenge blog this week??  I recieved some Nutshells stamps in my prize from their first chhallenge and they are excellent!!



Well its going to be a busy weekend, Lucy has an invite to a bowling party from a school friend  on Saturday morning and then her party is on the afternoon - 8 girls coming to craft, I just hope they all like what I have plannned and got ready for them??  It is Lucy's 8th birthday on Sunday!!

Hope you all have a good weekend, I have to bake the fairy cakes now!!
Thanks for stopping by

Angela xx

Thursday, 12 November 2009

Another Award .....




I have had this award for a few days,  Kat  gave me this award. Kat has a beautiful blog and she always leaves lovely comments, why not pop over to her blog to have a look at her beautiful cards.


Now I have to answer some questions in one word!

1. Where is your cell phone?    Next to me

2. Your hair?    Highlighted

3. Your mother?    Tired

4. Your father?    Who

5. Your favourite food?   Indian

6. Your dream last night?   Don't remember

7. Your favourite drink?   Coffee.

8. Your dream/goal?   More time

9. What room are you in?    Living room

10. Your hobby?    Crafting

11. Your fear?   Any creepy crawlies

12. Where do you want to be in 6 years?    Here

13. Where were you last night?    Home

14. Something that you aren't?    Confident

15. Muffins?   Of course

16. Wish list items?    More craft stash

17. Where did you grow up?    Middlesbrough

18. Last thing you did?   Order a takeaway

19. What are you wearing?   Comfy clothes

20. Your tv?     Its on

21. Your pets?    2 rabbits

22. Your friends?   Near

23. Your life?   Happy

24. Your mood?   Tired

25. Missing somone?   No

26. Vehicle?    Citroen

27. Something you're not wearing?   Slippers

28. Your favourite store?   Next

29. Your favourite colour?   Blue

30. When was the last time you laughed?   Today

31. Last time you cried?  Yesterday

32. Your best friend?     Asleep

33. One place I go to over and over?  Tesco

34. Facebook?    No

35. Favourite place to eat?    Yarm
 
 
Now I have the diificult choice of sending this award to 5 more friends, I wish i could send this to everyone of my blogging friends as I really do appreciate all of your comments and support!!
 
Sharon 
 
Jill

Ludcaz
 
Jessica

Lil Daffodil
 
This is such a long post but fun to do!!
 
Angela  xx

Wednesday, 11 November 2009

Greeting Farm Easel Card ......




I have made this card for the following challenges;

Secret Crafter Staurday Challenge  week57, make an Easel card.

Passion for Promarkers week 25, any colours  and  the sketch I have followed for the top of my easel card, this weeks sponsor is The Secret Crafter, 6 promarker pens of the winners choice. I have listed the colours used at the end of the post!!

A Spoonful of Sugar, challenge 77 "create a scene, sponsored this week by Belles & Whistles stamps.

Cupcake Challenges 64, "snow much fun", sponsored by Digi Delights $10 voucher.

By the Cute and Girly, challenge 2 this month the theme is "winter wonderland".





I have used my gorgeous new Madelyn stamp & sugar plums fence, coloured with promarkers, copic spica glitter pens, papers are MME Colourful Christmas, DCWV c/s, glossy accents, nesties, sizzlits snowflake die, twinklets, polar white flower soft, cosmic shimmer glitter jewels, BG buttons, sentiment, charm.

There is so much sparkle in the snow, but no matter how many pictures I took it just did not show up???  I think this could be Lucy's Christmas card??  I love these papers they do make a change to the usual Christmas colours.

Thanks for stopping by,

Angela  xx

PROMARKER COLOURS USED,
putty, sunkissed pink, cool aqua, duck egg, maroon, rose pink, bright orange,mango, chestnut,cinnamon, caramel,shale, umber, walnut, butnt sienna, pastel biege, khaki, moss, olive.


 



                                               

                                                                         


Thank You ......



I have made this card for the following challenges;

The Pink Elephant, challenge 40 "be thankful"

Nutty Nutshells challenge 3 " a shaped card"  there is a fantastic prize on offer and there is still time to enter this challenge too!!




I used my labels 1 nestability die to make this card.  I hve used one of the gorgeous Nutshell stamps Hazel that I won in the first challenge, she is perfect to colour with promarkers!!  I have used glossy accents, DCWV c/s, nesties, embossing folder, ribbon, gems, stickles glitter glue.

I will make a few more of these little thank you cards for Lucy to send after her birthday, it was really quick to make!!  I am still stamping and making bits for Lucy's party at the weekend, hopefully the girls will enjoy making what I have planned??

Thanks for stopping by,

Angela  xx