Sunday, 31 October 2010

Chick A Dee

Greetings crafters!

How are we all today??
We had so so many entries to last weeks challenge, it was amazing!

This week we bring you a new challenge at IDIC

And this week's challenge is a great one!

Simply Charming.

All you need to do is use a charm somewhere on your card! So crack out those old unused charms or get making one out of some materials you have lying around and come join us!

You could win 1 digi stamp from our sponsor or a $5 coupon if you use a stamp from or sponsor!

This week we are sponsored by the wonderful Card Mad Fairy

I chose to use the cute stamp Chickadees, you can use this stamp for the challenge for free by emailing
IDIC Freebie Request in the subject line

And behold! Here is my creation for this week :)

Lovely bright colors this week!
Below are my card ingredients

Stamps:Chickadee by Card Mad Fairy
Inks and Things: Coloured with promarkers
Papers: Pink Petticoat big dots (yellow) and the ribbon stripes are from one of the colour collections.
Odds and Sods: Flower charm and string from stash. The sentiment strip is also from Pink Petticoat

Have a fantastic halloween everyone


Wednesday, 27 October 2010

Great News

You may have noticed I have been very quiet the last week, that is because my darling sister has been in a long labour and has jus given birth to my first Neice Emily Mary Pearson.

She was born last night at 7.01pm and weighed 7lb5oz. I can't wait to snuggle her :)


Sunday, 24 October 2010

Cupcake Frenzy

Good Morning crafters!

How are we all today?
It is another week and another fantastic challenge for you all at I Did It Creations This Week.
We had so many wonderful entries last week, so thank you all for that!

This week's challenge is a nice and simple one!


So get your creative hat's on and let us know what you can do!
The DT got to work with the adorable Didge's Doodles this week.

I choose the adorable cupcake stamp.
Remember you can choose any of the stamps that the DT use in their cards for free!

Head on over to the challenge blog and let us have your cards!
Now for my creation this week, which was for my sweet little 5 year old friend.

and brace yourself for the inside!

Wowzee Woowah! My first pop-up card!
I found the tutorial for this on Extreme Cards

It was a very rewarding card to make as everyone loved the pop up surprise!

Now for the ingredients

Stamps:Mom's cupcake from Didge's Doodles
Inks and Things: I used Dovecraft chalks on the front cupcake, the inside ones are paper pieced.
Papers: Black card and the dotty papers are from Pink Petticoat (as always)
Odds and Sods:
Glamour Dust on the cupcakes!

Love and Hugs

Sunday, 17 October 2010

The girl of my dreams!

Good morning.
It's time for another challenge at I Did it Creations.

This week we are sponsored by the very talented Beary Dust Stamps
Your brief, if you chose to accept it is to create a card for a lady or a girl!

I got to use the beautiful Glam!
Isn't she gorgeous! I just couldn't resist turning her into a cute Christmas fairy!

Come on over to I did It Creations and take a look, who knows you could win!

I have used a wonderful sketch from Sketch and Stash this week to create my festive card! Its getting nearer and nearer people :D

Here is my creation! Let me know what you think :)

Card Ingredients:

Inks and Things:
Image is coloured using Dovecraft Chaks
Papers: The red linen paper is left over from my wedding thank you cards (3 years old)
The red snowflake papers are from Pink Petticoat Snowflakes
Odds and Sods:
I used a flower punch for the smaller looking snowflakes and i snipped the ends of the petals.
I used a snowflake punch for the bigger ones (both X-cut)

The middle of the snowflake has been covered with Glamour dust and a single gem is added to each of the smaller "snowflakes".

This card is being entered into the Sketch and Stash Challenge this week (new stash is the snowflake punch)

Saturday, 16 October 2010

Daddy Day

Hello again,

I come again with todays 2nd card.
This is one for my father in laws birthday.
As you all know doing cards for men can be any crafters worst nightmare!!!
I did plenty of searching for inspiration and came across this stunning card by Aimes

And here below is my take on it.
I based my colour palette on a challenge going on at InStyle Stamps.
I know fall isn't such a big affair in the UK but I still love all the autumnal colours and the warm fires and crunchy leaves ... mmmmmmmmmm.......

Card Ingredients

Inks and Things: None this time! Gosh!
Papers: Lots!

Yellow panel: Dots from Pink Petticoat
Gingham in Dad and background: Pink Petticoat
Background Dad Letters: Dots from Pink Petticoat (Sense a theme)
Stars: Dots from Pink Petticoat

Odds and Sods: Twine is from stash as are buttons!
The sentiment strips are from Pink Petticoat, a new addition to my collection, they are awesome!!

I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Instyle Stamps:
Colour Challenge
Papertake Weekly: 3 of a kind (3 stars, 3 buttons)
Cards for Men: Birthday

I hope you guys like it!
Lots of love to you all


Having A Whale of a Time!

Good Afternoon Crafters!
Guess who is back :)

After a horrendous week of illness I am finally on the mend and back with some cards!
This first one is for my dear old uni housemate who is 30 today!! Haha!

He loves all things nautical so I wanted to initially do something with a boat on! However after looking around for inspiration (Thank you to Split Coast Stampers gallery) I settled on a whale!

My card is based on an awesome sketch at Friday Sketchers

What I did though was turn the sketch on its side! Now... what you have all been waiting for::

Isn't it so so cute! Not really looking like a 30 year olds card! But none the less, it might make the strain of turning 30 a little easier on him :D

Here are a couple of close ups!

Now for the ingredients

Stamp: Whale and Baby (Which i edited) from Whimsie Doodles

Inks and things: Paper pieced the whale, Blue ink for the sea background, black ink for the sentiment and black outline pen for the faux stitching.
Papers: Kraft Paper (from Stash) the two coloured background panels from The Creative Cottage
Odds and Sods: Bakers string from stash and Eyelets from my Crop-a-dile :)

Hope you like it! Hope he likes it!

I am entering this into the following challenges::

Friday Sketchers: Sketch
Stamping with the dragon: You Got Ink (blue sea background and the Ahoy There)
Papertake Weekly: 3 of a Kind (3 little eyelets)
Cards For Men: Birthday Card

Lots of love xxx

Tuesday, 12 October 2010


Hello everyone!

Just wanted to apologise for my silence recently.
Been pooly and not really been crafting, or on the internet!

So sending love and hugs to you all


Monday, 4 October 2010

ATC Winner

Hello again!

I have now selected the winner of the ATC I created for the IDIC challenge.

That means that the winner is :: Gem my fellow DT member at IDIC

Gemma, if you could pass on your address to me I will pop it in the post for you :)

Speak soon


Really Reasonable Ribbon

Hello everyone!

What's going on in crafting land!?
I have just got back from a wonderful holiday to Wales with my hubby so am just catching up on all of your amazing work!

However!! Before I went I forgot to post about a wonderful challenge I guest designed for!
In collaboration with IDIC I created the card below for the Really Reasonable Ribbon challenge. This challenge is sponsored by Robyns Fetish.

I was honoured to use the beautiful cabin in the woods digital stamp and these lovely Forever Falls papers

I created a Recessed Window card using this template from Split Coast Stampers.
Anyway lets cut to the chase. Below is my card....

Take care and speak to you soon!!

Spooky Going's On

Good Morning Crafters!

A spookilicious treat for you all today!

This week over on I Did It Creations we have a special challenge that opens today, Monday, Oct 4 and will be open for 2 weeks, closing on Sat, Oct 16th.

We are linking up with the
One Stitch at a Time challenge for this spoooky challenge!

And your theme is, if you haven't guessed yet........... Spoooooky

We got to work with a beautiful pumpkin image from Hope Jacare. Take a look at my creation.

I used Pink Petticoat Spooky Doodlies paper in the background and some beautiful orange ribbon I found in my stash!

I embossed the pumpkin skin for a bit of depth! I love touching it hehe!

Card Ingredients

Image: Hope Jacare
Inks and Things: Promarkers
Papers: Pink Petticoat Spooky Doodlies collection
Ribbon: Stash

Hope you enjoy it! And take a look and join in :D