Sunday, 28 February 2010

Squiggle Stamps Prize Challenge ........

Sorry I am so late in posting this card for Squiggle Stamps, I have no excuse as I made the card acouple of weeks ago, photographed it, then forgot all about it, today is the last day for entries!!!  There is a fantastic prize on offer too!!

The challenge at Squiggle Stamps is"pink and a heart", I have used Squiggle Stamps "Daisy with Balloon" as she fits the bill perfectly!!  Coloured with promarkers, stickles stardust, glossy accents for her balloon, papers are BG, I used my new nellies dies, retro flower punch, card candy.

I have maade a few of these cards for Philip's nursery friends birthday's.  This is the first weekend that he hasn't had an invitation to a party, so it makes a change to have a bit of free time.  I have been very good and all of my ironing is finished!!!  I'm off to put it away now, then have coffee with a friend.  I will be posting some more give aways later today so pop back !!!

Angela xx

Winners of Basic Grey Giveaway .......

The lucky people I will be sending my Basic Grey papers to are

Lorraine A

Sweet and Crafty Gal


Julye B

If you could contact me I will post them out in the next couple of days!!

Enjoy your papers!!

Thank you to everyone who entered this draw, don't be too disappointed as I will post some more giveaways tonight!!

Angela xx

Friday, 26 February 2010

Sharing Papers ......

I have been having a bit of a sort out in my craft room this week, and I have found so many things laying there un-used, so I have decided to share them with you.

I have 4 packs of assorted  BASIC GREY  papers and tags to give away.

If you would like one, then just leave me a comment, if you would like to become a follower that would be great but not essential for this giveaway!!

I will pick a winner in a day or two and post the results on my blog, so be sure to check to see if you are one of the lucky one's!!

I have quite a few giveaways planned over the next week!!!

Thank you for all of your lovely comments

Angela xx


Thursday, 25 February 2010

Your Next Stamp Grab our Badge Contest ......

Your Next Stamp is holding another BLOG HOP on 3rd March to celebrate the release of  the new Easter and Mother's Day stamps!!

There are prizes to give away, so make sure you join us at the Your Next Stamp blog to be part of the fun!

Before the blog hop begins, Karen is holding a "Grab our Cute Blog Hop Badge" Contest over at her blog HERE. To enter the contest to win some YNS stamps, all you have to do is:

1. copy the badge from Karen's sidebar,

2. post it on your blog,

3. post on Karen's post HERE saying you've done so!

Hope you will "hop" along with us on 3rd March!! The new release stamps are soooo cute!!

Thanks for stopping by,

Angela  xx

Nutty Nutshells Challenge 10 ......

This is my card for the new challenge at Nutty Nutshells, I should have posted this yesterday but the internet wouldn't play last night??????????  Working fine this morning!!!!????

The challenge this week at Nutty Nutshell's is "Shades of green in honour of St Patricks day", there is a choice of the winners favourite "cutiepie" stamp from the new relase!!

I have used my favourite shopping Rae,  that is also my favourite pastime!! 

I have been having a "major" clearout of my craftroom over the past few days it still appears to be very messy??  I just keep moving piles and piles of stash from one place to another and back again!!!

I will be having some giveaways over the next week or so and I have some candy planned, I just need to get it all photographed!!

Shopping Rae
DCWV c/s
MS doillie punch

Tuesday, 23 February 2010

Winner of Nutshells Bloghop .....

I now have a winner from the Nutcrafters blog hop from the weekend, these new "Cutiepie" stamps are sure to be popular!! I have used Random Org and the winner from the comments on my blog that will recieve a
Luna Cupcake Fairy stamp is.........

No 13      Faye

Congratulations!!  Please  can you email me with your address so that I can pass it on to Katie and Colette at Nutcrafters to get your stamp sent out to you!!!

Angela xx

Sunday, 21 February 2010

Nutty Nutshell's Blog Hop .......

WoooooooHooooooo, today is the very first Nutty Nutshells blog hop!!  The design team can at last reveal the final two secret designs in the Nutshell's "Cutiepie" release!!  This is a fantastic set of 6 stamps that you can purchase on Monday from Katie and Colette'e Nutcrafter's web shop!!!!

If you have arrived here from Tammy's blog then you are in the right place, if not you can go back to the start so that you don't miss any of the fun or a chance to win one of the new release stamps along the way.  Every design team member has candy for one lucky commenter - it could be you!!!


Luna Cupcake Fairy

This is the beautiful Nutshell's "Cutiepie's" Luna Cupcake Fairy,  she is such a sweet fairy, the sentiment and the cupcake accessory stamp are included too!!!  

I have used lot's of sparkle for "Cutiepie" Luna Cupcake Fairy, sakura stardust pen, glossy accents, papers are DCWV glittered Sweet stack. You can never have too much sparkle!!!

Thankful Rae
This is the final Nutshell's "Cutiepie" stamp - Thankful Rae, she is as beautiful as all of the other stamps in the colllection, I'm sure she would be just perfect for a special mum for Mothers Day!!

Nutshells "Cutiepie" stamp Thankful Rae is complete with the sentiment shown and a butterfly accessory stamp.  I have used the butterfly around the edge of the oval and lightly chalked it.

You can get your "Cutiepie" stamps from tomorrow, Monday 22nd February from the Nutcrafter's web store, where you can also find many of your favourite stamp manufacturers and  some beautiful embellishments and charms too.  Katie and Colette provide a first class service for their customers.

Now before you hop over to Jenny leave a comment and you could be the lucky winner of a full set of Nutshell's "Cutiepie" stamps.  The lucky winner will be drawn at random, but you must leave a comment at every blog along the hop, finishing at Katie and Colette's Nutcrafter's blog.

Thank you for joining our first Nutshell's blog hop!!

Angela xx

Friday, 19 February 2010

Nutshells New Release Sneak Peak Day 4 .....

This is my last sneak peak of the week for Nutshells new "Cutiepie" stamp release!!  If you would like to see the two remaining secret stamps from this fabulous release then make sure you hop by on Sunday and join us for our blog hop to celebrate the new "Cutiepie" release.  There will be prizes along the way and one lucky winner will win a complete set of the new "Cutiepie" release!!!!


She is a beautiful fairy princess and I am sure she will be adoreded by many a little fairy "princess"!!
Included with Luna fairy princess is the frog accessory stamp and a sentiment too!!

The "Cutiepie" stamps will be available from Moday 22 February at the Nutcrafters web shop, Katie and Colette always give excellent customer service, so why not stock up on some of your favourite stamps and embellishments too!!

You can take the blog hop banner and display it on your blog to let your friends know about the hop!!  There is a new release stamp to be won at every blog for one lucky person who leaves a comment!!
One lucky winner who has left a comment at every stop along the hop will win a
complete new release set!!

Angela  xx

DCWV sweet stack
DCWV c/s

Thursday, 18 February 2010

Nutshells New Release Sneak Peak Day 3 .....

It is time for another sneak peak from the new Nutshells release, these new stamps will be available to buy from Monday at the Nutshells store!!

Today I have something a little different to my usual style, but as soon as I saw this stamp I knew I wanted to "distress" my card??? (Not like me at all!!)


I just think this stamp is perfect for a party girl, I decided to make mine for a teen with attitude!!
I have distressed and sanded the edges of my papers and the flower is punched and scrunched and inked.
Bithday girl Aster comes with two  sentiments and the larger present too!!

There is a blog hop planned to celebrate the launch of the new Nutshells stamps on Sunday 21 February, there will be lots of fun along the way and prizes to be won too!!

There will be two new stamps that will be revealed during the blog hop, so don't forget to come along and join in the fun!!

Angela  xx

DCWV papers
retro flower punch
glossy accents

Wednesday, 17 February 2010

Happy Birthday Truly Scrumptious ......

Today is Truly Scrumptious's first birthday!!!!   We have a special birthday challenge for you along with some extra prizes too!!  We have a  sketch for you to follow along with the extra option of making a "Birthday Card".

I have used my new Lili of the Valley birthday bunny stamp, such a cutiie!!  As usual coloured with promarkers, stickles stardust, glossy accents, cored'inations c/s, papers MME wild asparagus.

The lucky winner will win a $20 voucher for Digital Delights!!  Plus, three runners-up will receive a mystery prize from Sharon's Truly Scrumptious shop!!  We hope you can join us for this weeks birthday challenge and continue to make this another successful year for Truly Scrumptious!!  There are some beautiful cards from the desigh team, you can see them here!!

Thanks for stopping by, 

Angela xx 

Your Next Stamp Challenge 10 ......

It is my turn to set a new challenge for Your Next Stamp.  I have chosen "Spring Colours"!!  It has been a long dark winter and as the days are now begining to get lighter and longer it is time to think ahead to Spring and some warmer weather too!!


You can use any stamp for your card but you must use "spring colours".  If you do use a YNS stamp you can add a second entry giving you two chances of winning!!  Don't forget to hop by and take a look at the other Starlets cards, there are some beautiful creations as always by my fellow starlets.

I have used the very sweet Your Next Stamp "Betsy Butterfly" stamp, coloured with promarkers, copic spica glitter pens, papers are BG urban prairie, gems, ribbon.

Thanks for stopping by

Angela xx

Tuesday, 16 February 2010

Nutshells New Release Sneak Peak Day 2 .....

It is time for another Nuthshells sneak peak!!  This new release is going to be very popular, the images are fabulous, perfect for when you need something just a little different!!

I have to say that I think today's stamp is my favourite???


Included with Shopping Rae is the purse stamp and a sentiment, making them excellent value for money!!  I have used Nutshells stamps in the past and the quaility of their polymer stamps is excellent, you get a clean crisp image from the first inking!!

There is a blog hop planned to celebrate the launch of the new Nutshells stamps on Sunday 21 February, there will be lots of fun along the way and prizes to be won too!!!
You can take this banner and post it on your blog to let everyone know about the new release's and the prizes on offer for the blog hop too!!
There will be a winner chosen from each blog along the hop and one lucky winner who has taken the time to leave a comment at every blog along the hop!!  
Angela  xx

K & Co classic mckenna papers
DCWV c/s
cuttlebug embossing folder

Monday, 15 February 2010

Nutshells New Release Sneak Peak .....

Today I can share with you one of the fabulous new stamps from Nutshells!!!  The design team have been very fortunate and have had time to play with these beautiful girls. 

 So here is my card for you today  ...


Ballerina Aster is so beautiful and a joy to colour, perfect for all of those budding ballerina's.
Ballerina Aster is a clear polymer stamp with a larger pair of ballerina shoes and a sentiment included in this set

There is a blog hop planned to celebrate the launch of the new Nutshells stamps on Sunday 21 February, there will be lots of fun along the way and prizes to be won too!!!

There will be two new stamps that will be revealed during the blog hop, so don't forget to come along and join in the fun!!

Angela xx

sakura stardust clear
DCWV c/s
K &Co sparkly sweet
MS dollie punch

Your Next Stamp February Release ......

It is time for the February release from Your Next Stamp.  There are some moe fabulous Franfou animal stamp designs and the very cute Fhiona's pets.  If you go to Your Next Stamp owner Karen' blog you will see a lot more of these cute stamps as the Starlet's have more cards to share with you, and there is some Your Next Stamp candy for one lucky commenter drawn at random!!! 

For my first card I have used the new Franfou release, "Pico the Porcupine". 
This is a cute stamp and so nice to colour with my promarkers too.  Papers are MME pretty please, ribbon from stash, PM sentiment, gems, nesties. 

This is one of the new Fhiona's pets, "Turtle", I just loved the sweet smile and thought it would be perfect for a baby card, I have used lot's of stickles and glossy accents, MS heart punch, papers PM pink parfait, pearls, ribbon, sentiment is stampin' up.

You can find Karen's blog here, leave a comment and you could be the lucky winner of $20 to spend on Your Next Stamps of you choice!!!  You have until Wednesday 17th  midnight EST to leave a comment!!!

                                                 Want some YNS Stamps????

Until Wednesday February 17th at midnight EST Karen is giving away a FREE Stamp or Stamp Set of your choice for all orders over $60!!!!

Just enter your stamp choice in the comments section during the checkout process!!!

Thanks for stopping by,

Angela xx

Wednesday, 10 February 2010

Guest Designer for Nutty Nutshells Challenge 9 .....

Wooo Hooo, I have been asked to join the talented and lovely ladies over at Nutty Nuttshell's as their guest designer for February!!!   I just love their Nutshell's stamps and cute digi images, perfect for those times when you want it NOW!!

The new challenge over at Nutty Nutshell's is a "Valentine" card, you can use any image available at the Nutshells store for your card, I have alway's received excellent service when placing orders with them and there are usually special offers, so you can pick up a bargain too!!

Stamps available at Nutshells include Nutshells, Buddy Bear, Harriet Hurst, The Greeting Farm, High Hopes, Magnolia, Ladybug and Friends, Sarah Kay, Stampavie,  so I am sure you will have something in your stash you can use to join us at Nutty Nutshells challenge, there are 2 weeks for you to enter, you can combine your card with other challenges, just leave a comment with a direct link back to your card not your blog as it makes it easier for us to find.  There is a great prize for the lucky winner too!!


I have used the new "loved Up" digi stamp set for my card today, she is so cute and a dream to colour too!!  As always I have coloured my image with promarkers, glossy accents, stickles, DCWV c/s, PM pink parfait papers, MS heart punch, ribbon and charm.  I have made my bow using the "bow easy" template it is a great little gadget and makes tying bows much faster!

I am entering this card in to the following challenges:

Totally Gorjuss week16  I have used their sketch for my card.
 Simon says Stamp "What's love got to do with it".
Creative Card Crew "Valentines".

It is really cold again today, no sign of the "snow" that we are supposed to get, thankfully the showers of hail have come down and melted quickly away!!  Hurry up Spring and some warmer weather!!
Thanks for stopping by today, I do hope you can find time to join in with us at Nutty Nutshells this week!!

Angela xx

Friday, 5 February 2010

Loved Up ......

I have gone digi today, using the cute"Loved Up" digi set available from Nutshells.  Their digi sets are excellent quality, I have purchased some of the other sets and there is the bonous of them beingalm ost instant, no waiting for the postman!! 

I have used  the boy with heart from the "Loved Up" digi set, coloured with promarkers, copic spica dlitter doodlebug papers, DCWV c/s, MS heart punch, glossy accents, stckles glitter glue, pearls, gems, pins, sentinment is Stampin Up.

I am entering this card into the following challenges;

Nutshells challenge week 8, " 3 layers, ribbon, glitter"

A Spoonfulof Sugar  89  this brilliant sketch.

Cute Card Thursday challenge 98 "spots & dots"

Fussy and Fancy challenge 3 "hearts"

Wednesday, 3 February 2010

Your Next Stamp Challenge 9 ......

We have a new challenge for you at Your Next stamp. It is Starlet Maureen's turn to set the challenge for week 9 at Your Next Stamp Maureen chose "charms". You can use any stamp for your card but it must have a charm on it. If you do use a YNS stamp you can add a second entry giving you two chances of winning!! Don't forget to hop by and take a look at the other Starlets cards, there are some beautiful creations as always by my fellow starlets.

I have used the beautiful "Dancing Princess" stamp set from Your Next Stamp.  This is a really sweet set that includes the princess, hadbag and shoes.  You can buy the "Dancing Princess" stamp set along with many of her princess friends exclusively from Your Next Stamp.  The service Karen provides is excellent and often my stamps take no longer than some of the UK stores to reach me.

I have made another easel card, I do love them !!  I have stamped YNS "Dancing Princess"  twice as I have cut the out part of her dress to layer it up, coloured with promarkers, (these images work so well with copics/promarkers), sakura stardust clear pen, Core'dinations c/s, PM Pink Parfait papers, nesties, ribbon, charm, shimmer dots.

Thanks for stopping by

Angela xx

Truly Scrumptious Challenge 25 ......

It is time for a new challenge at Truly Scrumptious, we have another great sketch for you with the added option of "buttons & Bows".  There are some beautiful cards from the design team again, you can see them here.

This weeks challenge is kindly sponsored by Sharon from Truly Scrumptious Crafts a new shop selling the most beautiful bags of pretty ribbons, buttons and my favourite charms!! The bags are so pretty in their presentation and many are colour co-ordinated, so mix and match beautifully. Why not take a look and treat yourself or a friend to some of these"scrumptious" goodies!!!

I have used Valentine Tilda, coloured with promarkers, stickles stardust, DCWV c/s, doodlebug papers, nesties, retro flower punches, gems, sentiment, ribbon button and charm are all Truly Scrumptious Crafts.

I have made a little shaker box with a sizzix xl die, nesties, MS heart punch, ribbons and buttons are Truly scrumptious Crafts.  I filled the little box with valentines coins.

Thanks for stopping to leave your wonderful comments I really do love to read them!!

Angela  xx

Monday, 1 February 2010

Allsorts Week 37 .....

There is a really great sketch to follow this week at Allsorts Challenge, and they are also looking for a new design team memeber to join their talented team as Gro has decided to step down from the team.  I have used their sketch for my card and of course I would love the oppourtunity to be a part of this talented team at Allsorts Challenge.

I have rotated the sketch to fit my new Lili of the Valley Wedding Couple stamp.  The image is coloured with promarkers, sakura stardust in clear, glossy accents, chalks, PM pink parfait papers, gems, pearls,ribbon coloured with promarkers to match,  flowers, flower spacer, charm is available from Truly Scrumptious crafts.

I  have just recieved my first set of Stampin' Up goodies today from Victoria, so I'm going to have a play with them tonight!!  Thanks for poping by again today,

Angela xx

Blog Award .......

I have recently recieved this award from KatAnnmaree, Clare and Sharon thank you all for thinking of me!!          

 I have to reveal 10 things that make me happy!!

Lucy & Philip
My  Husband
Spending Time with Friends
Friday Coffee
A Neat & Tidy House???

I would like to pass this on to all everyone who takes the time to visit my blog and leave so many kind comments, thank you all!!  I know many of you may have this award already but if not help yourself and pass it on to 10 of your friends.

Angela xx

Basic Grey Challenges Week 12 ......

The new challenge this week at Basic Grey Challenge is "animals", the challenge is sponsored by Simon Say's Stamp.

I have used the cute Scout the Snail from Your Next Stamp, coloured with promarkers sakura stardust pen around the shell, glossy accents for his eyes, papers are BG Archaic, DCWV c/s, nesties, ribbon.

Nice and simple agian, but I think it will be suitable for a male card??  I have loved using the BG Archaic papers and I only have a few sheets left, they mix together so well, may have to find some more quite soon.

Thanks for stopping by again,

Angela xx