Monday, 25 July 2011

Blog-o-versary Winners

Hello everyone!

Thank you so so much for all of you who entered my blog candy giveaway! I have now used the wonderful Random number generator tool thingy-ma-bob and have the 3 winners!


That's you Padster

That's you Anj

That's you Mel S

Thank you all so much! If you could email me ( with your email addresses then I will get those vouchers on their way to you :) 

Lots of Love and Hugs



Sunday, 24 July 2011

Surprise! Surprise!

Good Morning crafters!

How are you all today!?
Its another beautiful Sunday and you know what that means!?

We have another fantastic challenge lined up for you this week! You are going to be so so so SURPRISED!
We want to see a surprise somewhere on your card!

Whether thats a pop up or a flap! Just surprise us :D

For this weeks challenge we are sponsored by the Awesome Digis With Attitude! 

I chose to make a Wiper Card using a fab tutorial from Split Coast Stampers!!

Here it is before the surprise! Using an awesome stamp from Lia Stampz called Snowman Building 
So are you ready for the surprise! 

 Tis the season to be jolly!!! Fa la la la la la!

Isnt this image just the cutest! And the hidden surprise is a bit of added fun :D

So do pop over and join us you can find the challenge blog HERE. I can't wait to see your creations.


Stamps: Snowman Building by Lia Stampz

Inks and things: Coloured using Marvy le plume pens
Papers: All card from stash. All designer Paper by Pink Petticoat

Odds and Sods:Gems from stash, Card Candy from Craftwork Cards! Sentiment by Pink Petticoat

Have a wonderful weekend!

Lots of Love


Thursday, 21 July 2011

Wedding Galore

I, Jennie Whittaker, do hereby promise that this will be my last wedding post..... honest! 

(Okay I may have one more left to show you tomorrow)

So here a couple more bits.... firstly back to those colouring books!
I created matching ones for the bride and Groom.... using the adorable Murtle and Shelly from Digi Stamp Boutique :)

I got cute little red and white tin buckets from Hobbycraft and filled them with pencils and sharpener, rubbers etc! I think it adorned the top table BEAUTIFULLY ;)

Soooo what else!?
Well there is also the order of Services. They were a nightmare, the roses I got were awful, the adhesive was naff and they kept falling off so I used silicone glue and some still fell off! Anyone got any good adhesive tips for flowers? I generally dont use them :)

Here they are together with the table name cards! They were fun to do, except trying to find a star punch was a nightmare! Couldn't face die-cutting 100 stars! hehehe

A couple of shots of the order of service! Including those pesky flowers!!! hehehe
BUT the family loved them and thats all that matters to me :)

So lastly.... I bet you're all thinking phewwwwwwwwwwwwwwww!
Its the giant table plan! An A1 mountboard that was nearly the same height as me! I used plenty of stars on this one, it looked really good! Shame my photography of it wasn't!

Okay.... so that's the last of the wedding stuff for now! mwahaahahah!

I won't put all the recipe down or i'll be here all night! Hope you enjoyed looking anyway :)

I'd like to enter these for the following challlenges:

4 Crafty Chicks - Wedding
Crafty Sentiments - Happily Ever After
Fab N Funky - Animals
Freshly Brewed - Use an animal or animal print
Deep Ocean Challenge - Ribbon (On the colouring books)
I did It Creations - Animals
OSAAT - Flowers

Lots of Love


Wednesday, 20 July 2011


Hello, Hello!

Hope you are all doing well?
So the wedding is over *sob*
But I have a few more bits left to show you from it before I finally stop talking about it!

You may have seen the colouring books that I created earlier. Well they were extremely popular!! Hehehe! My mum wanted one for my niece, she is only 8 months so obviously it would have just ended up as a chew toy so its been put away until she is that little bit older :)

But she LOVES ducks! Anything duck related she adores! SO I saw this awesome Harold Duck who is a freebie from the Doodle Pantry Store! Wahoooo

I coloured him using Promarkers and added Emily's name underneath.

The inside is very similar to the other colouring books, but here is a little piccie in case you want to see!

It was so lovely seeing all the kids colouring in during the wedding reception and its definitely going to be something I will do again as they are so cute for adults alike (I made one for my mum and the bride and groom... more on that later)

So that's it for now!
I have a few more wedding-y bits to show off in later posts, I didnt have time to post them in the week leading up to the wedding.

Hope you all enjoy the rest of your weeks!
I will be back with more posts later :)


Stamps: Harold duck by doodle Pantry
Inks and things: Promarkers
Papers: Various papers
Odds and Sods: Ribbon from Stash

That's it for now.

I'd like to enter this colouring book into the following challenges:

For Fun: Two different ribbons (thick blue and the thin grosgrain white)
Papertake WEekly: CUTE :D
OWH Stars and Stripes: For Kids
Freshly brewed: Animals or Animal Print
Lollipop Crafts: Anything Goes
I Did It Creations: Animals
Use It Tuesday: Animals

Lots of Love


Saturday, 16 July 2011


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So for some SILLY reason my 1 year blog-o-versary breezed by without me realising!
Silly, silly me!

It's been a great year for me! My crafting has developed so much and I have made so many great friends through all the different sites I have joined! Discovered some very talented artists, got to design for a couple and have thoroughly enjoyed myself!

In honour of YOU my lovely blogging friends I am going to be having some blog candy! Not in the traditional sense though! (I.e. I won't be physically posting anything to you). This is open to anyone and everyone!

There are going to be 3 prizes that will be randomly drawn after the closing date (midnight 16th July GMT)

So what can you get your mits on?


That's right folks! 3 gift certificates to 3 of my favourite places to buy goodies from!

So what do you need to do in order to be in with a chance of winning? 
Not a lot! You've not got to post anything on your blog at all! 

1. Leave you name/blog in the list below
2. Become a follower if you aren't already (afterall this is for my lovely blog friends)

Yup that's it!

I will randomly select 3 winners after the deadline and will post them on my blog! So don't forget to check if you are a winner!

Have a wonderful weekend!

Monday, 11 July 2011

Summer Loving

Hi Everyone!

Hope you are okay!
Sorry I am late with this post! Its the week before Rowenas wedding and I am running around like a loon finishing everything off :)

So yesterday was a new challenge at Dream Valley and our challenge this fortnight Is awesome!
Our sponsor for this fortnight is:

 You could win an awesome voucher for £10 to their store! Wahooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo

So onto this weeks challenge! Which Is:

Summer Theme

So anything summery we want to see it!
For my creation this week I decided to create something I have admired for a long time!
PINWHEELS!!! Yippeee

I love how this turned out! Pinwheels always cast me back to the beach! Happy Days :D
I did something a bit different for this card though! I thought to myself.... wouldnt; this make an awesome gift! So yes, I created a take-away part!
So yes! You can actually take the pinwheel off and keep it! On your fridge or magnetic board or car! hehhehehe!!

I wanted to put the magnetic on the card underneath so it didn't show but unfortunately it wouldn't stick! Boo Hiss Booo!

None-the-less the surprise is still there!

I took my pinwheel tutorial from this lovely lady's blog.

I do hope you can come and join us this week! Its such a great prize and I love coming to visit all of your blogs! Don't forget to check out the awesome creations from our DT! They are proper wowser this week!


Stamps: None

Inks and things: Printer Ink
Papers: Various papers all from Pink Petticoat

Odds and Sods: Button from stash! Magnetic tape from Craft Store

I'll be back with more creations later!

Lots of love


Thursday, 7 July 2011

Oh Dear!

So you know when you start thinking of a design for a card?
You plan it all in your head? You Start working on everything.... You put it all together..... and it looks TERRIBLE!

This... is one of those cards! *sigh* I spent ages on it last night and it was awful.. annoyingly I had left things late anyway so I couldn't creat another card so had to post it to the intended recipient this morning.. I was tempted to sign it anonomous ;)

But I thought I would share it with you lovely people anyway!

 So here it is! See what I mean?
Looking at it I wonder if I could have done with making the cake a bit larger? I don't know... Its too later now anyway! But there you go! I followed the colour scheme provided at Colour Q this week. Check out the awesome picture below.

I also used the sketch that was provided by Clean & Simple Sunday Challenge. Check out the sketch below!

Its just a shame about the output! Darn! The cake and the sentiment are both from Pink Petticoat. I used plain card for all the elements from Paper Mill Direct and just matted on to black card from my local craft shop.

I coloured elements of the cake with my green sakura jelly roll pen as you can see from the picture on the right. I didn't want to colour the whole thing in... just give it that little hint of colour!

The one thing I do LOVE though is my awesome new watermark from the wonderful Doodle Pantry... I've been wanting something new for a while and I finally decided to get an awesome creation from Laurie! Yay!

Anyway let me show you the awesome inspiration photo and sketch:

I'd quite like that clock in my house please! Reminds me of something from the Big Bang Theory hehehe!

Anyway, thanks for looking!

The Card Ingredients

Stamps: From the Big Fella Collection by Pink Petticoat

Inks and things: Sakura jelly roll pen
Papers: card from Paper Mill Direct

Odds and Sods: Card Candy

Tuesday, 5 July 2011

Hip Doodle Horray

Good day everyone!
How are you all doing?

Hello to my new followers! Don't forget to add yourselves to the linky so you can win one of the choice of vouchers! CLICK HERE TO ENTER VOUCHER GIVEAWAY!

Anyway... moving on....

So get this... I am sitting at my desk one evening and an email pops up from one Laurie Wilson (Ya ha the Laurie Wilson from Doodle Pantry)... anyway.... cut to the chase! She asked me if I would like to be a guest designer!!!

It took me all of about 5 seconds to reply and say YES YES YES!
I love Doodle Pantry!

So here I am guest designing for the month of July and I am so excited!
And today is an awesome new release! Yippee!!

You should go check out the Doodle Pantry Store and look at the awesome new releases!
I am using the wonderful Beaver Hello. This comes in both outline and coloured form with some awesome matching papers!

Here is the sweet card I made! Isnt this little guy sooo cute! And the sentiment is adorable!
I coloured him with my coloursoft pencils and tried to use the sky colouring technique by Dorcas. Me thinks a bit more practice is in order!

I was quite chuffed at the colouring of the Beaver though. Its amazing how much difference it makes using good quality pencils!

The card style is one I took from Split Coast Stampers! and the ribbon is from my stash!

I gave it to my wonderful grandmother in law! She is 90 this year and just underwent a cataracts operation on Friday... she is recovering well, even did a little bit of sewing on Sunday. She is the most caring, wonderful lady and I love her to bits, I am so glad she is okay!

I am so looking forward to sharing lots of Doodle Pantry creations with you over this month! I want to thank Laurie and the Doodle Pantry Creative Team for the very warn welcome they have given me!


The DIGI GRAB BAG section of the store holds items that Laurie has marked down 50% for 2 weeks from the 5th to the 19th. There are 4 awesome products to choose from Click HERE to go and check them out

The Card Ingredients

Stamps:Beaver Hello by Doodle Pantry includes sentiments.

Inks and things: Coloursoft pencils blended with tortillons and baby oil
Papers: Changing Seasons from PXL Cafe, Brown card from Paper Mill Direct

Odds and Sods: Ribbon from Stash and brad from papermania

I'd Like to enter this into the following Challenges:

OSAAT: Use a Digi
Sentimental Sundays: Anything Goes + A Sentiment
CES: Woodland Creatures
Craft Your Passion: Anything Goes
KB Cute Monday: Anything Goes
The Crafty Pad: A particular Style Card (Tent Topper card
Bearly Mine: Anything Goes
Deep Ocean Challenge: Cards
Papertake Weekly: Anything Goes

Speak to you soon


Saturday, 2 July 2011


Sorry for the constantly changing blog over the last few days!
I was evolving!

Anyway, its all done now! So this is how it should stay for a while anyway :)


Friday, 1 July 2011

I wana be a Rock Star!

Good Day Everyone!

Hope you are all well!? Looks like Summer finally came back! Huzzah!

I must say in advance that part of my card might cause offence to some people. So just to pre-warn you! No offence is intended.

I was asked to create a card for a work colleague! He is a MASSIVE Foo Fighters fan and is also a drummer!

Sooooooooo armed with my brief I did a brief bit of googling and found an AWESOME image of Dave Grohl drumming in his devil disguise from his cameo in Tenacious D.

I freakin' love Tenacious D and Dave Grohl and decided then and there that the card would be based around this image :)

I created a Gate Fold..... well kind of... a kind of pop-up gate fold card with the image as the centrepiece and a printed sentiment with a die-cut guitar! Rock and Roll!


I was really chuffed with how this turned out!
I got to use my new favourite embossing folder again to create the awesome stars!

Everyone loved these! (I've given it to him already) The stars always look great to me! Any excuse to play with my new toy! hehee

The guitar was given to me pre-assembled in a set of die cuts as a birthday present, so I have no idea where it originates! It just went so perfectly with the image!

The text was generated using the font: Sketch Block!
The whole card was created using a sheet of A4 black card!

The front has die-cut stars using my nesties! I also used my black versamark inkpad to "grunge" the front a little bit for that extra hint of rock and roll ness!

The stars took ages to cut out! SO i have invested in a punch now for quickie stars!

Anyway I hope you have enjoyed taking a looksie at this card!
I will be back early next week with some exciting news! We all love exciting news.

This weekend I am away doing the last bulk job of wedding stationery for my sister-in-law! I can't believe it's two weeks until she gets married! Eeeek!

I do however, have an awesome post scheduled for tomorrow which I hope you will look forward to!

The Card Ingredients

Stamps: None

Inks and things: Versamark black inkpad.
Papers: White, Black and Red card from stash

Odds and Sods: Star Nesties, Guitar die cut

Lastly, I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:

Crafts and Me: Birthday
Divas by Design: Die Cuts / Punches
Freshly Brewed Designs: Birthday/ Party
Sisterhood of Crafters: Masculine Birthday/Anniversary Card
Creative Craft: Make your own backing papers
The Stamping Boutique: No Designer Papers
Cards for Men: Stars
CCEE Stampers: Die Cutting Machine
Digi Doodle Shop: Anything Goes

Have an awesome weekend!