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


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.



Diaper fold pouch, (tutorial can be found here)

Cellophane stamped with staz-on ink.


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