Sunday, 23 December 2012

Merry Christmas

Just wanted to take this opportunity to wish all of my lovely followers and your families a very merry christmas.

All the best for a happy and healthy 2013.
I'll be enjoying my first christmas with my little man :)


Tuesday, 11 December 2012

Doodle Hop Winner

Evening everyone and brrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr it is sooooo cold!

Thank you so much for all your lovely comments on my post for the Doodle pantry hop!
I was the mystery hostess and the winner of the $20 gift coupon is....

Well done Kristi! Please visit the Doodle Pantry blog to find out how to claim your prize :)

Wooooo hoooo!

Saturday, 8 December 2012

Doodle Hop!

Welcome one and all to the Doodle Pantry Oldies But Goodies blog hop!
Hope you're having fun!

You should have arrived here from Shirley's blog, wasn't her morning glory beautiful!
If you've arrived here by accident, be sure to start at the Doodle Pantry blog to be in for a chance to win a $20 gift certificate to the store!

So in this hop we're using some of the older Doodle Pantry images, showing them some love!
I've chosen to work with the beautiful Ibis bird. This is such a versatile set! It can be used for just a note, thank you, thinking of you, sympathy, belated birthday! It goes on!

I've chosen to use one of the sentiments included and gone with a thinking of you theme!
Here is my card.

Image: Ibis Bird by Doodle Pantry
Papers: Dots by Pink Petticoat
Inks and Things: Printer Ink and Distress Inks
Odds and Sods: None

Its a very relaxing card I think! Could do with it myself, still battling this throat virus! Boo!

Anyway, be sure to leave a comment below and you could be in with a chance of winning that $20!
Next stop on your hop is Lori

Was lovely to see you pop by


Tuesday, 4 December 2012

Owwwl you doing?

... yea that doesn't really work does it? Owl you doing? Oh well it made me laugh!

Good morning everyone! One step closer to christmas, the chocolates are being eaten from the calendar, the decorations are up.... yes I am one of *those* people who insist on maximizing the christmas cheer! haha! Just need to make sure Luke doesn't eat or bring down the tree!

So, still in Birthday mood, I have another card for you using more goodies from the lovely Miss Tiina!
TreeTop Owls! Oooooooooooooooooooo so cute!

I love the fact that with this pack you get the owls seperately, so you can use 1, 3, 5, 4, 2 or all in any combination! Fan-dabby-dosey!

So check out my creation!

Image: Treetop Owls by Miss Tiina
Inks and Things: Printer Ink
Papers: Kraft Card blank from papermania, Blue card from Paper Mill direct
Odds and Sods: Ribbon from stash. Sentiment generated in Word using Miss Tiina font 
I just love those cute owls hiding away! The possibilities with this set are endless! Don't you think?
I love the designs by Miss Tiina, the quality of the images are always amazing, and because they are vector you can scale them to any size and they lose no quality! They print *beautifully* and because she is just so awesome you get a lot of flexibility with her designs, especially papers in that you get individual components, you can change the colour of almost all elements of a design! 

Anyway, enough of my babbling! Do go check out her designs either at her blog Miss Tiina or at the shop at SugarHillCo

Until next time, take care!


Monday, 3 December 2012

Pop That Cork

Hi everyone!

The beginning of another week! Phew how time flies!
This time I've got a card using one of the fab images from Lia Sampz! This one uses the oh so cute HARRY. Popping his cork!

I have a design that I just love! It was on a card I saw here by the amazing Marion Vagg from Made Marion!
I just love the simplicity teamed with the pop of colour from that cute little monster. I've used that layout a couple of times! I love, love love it!

So I needed a card for my brother-in-laws birthday!
    Image: Harry by LiaStampz
     Inks and Things: Printer Ink along with distress inks for the image
     Paper: White card from Staples and Red card from Papermill Direct
     Odds and Sods: Sentiment created in word using Travelling Typewriter font. Black cotton from stash.

 Isn't it just awesome! Just that touch of colour makes all the difference! I've really gotten into the CAS way of cards and I much prefer it to overly fussy cards, which I cannot create dispite my best effort! Seriously, I am a complete disaster when it comes to embellishing cards! So much so I've donated my entire embellishment stash to my mother! Ha!

Have a great week everyone and i'll talk to you soon.

Lots of Love


Saturday, 1 December 2012

Bundle of Fun

Good evening everyone!

I have an evening without my baby bear tonight, he is staying with his granny and grandad whilst I recover from this super throat bug! Eurgh!

Talking of Bears its release day at Doodle Pantry! 
This month Laurie has some beautiful releases, a cute vintage stove, trumpet vine, bottles and jars and some beautifully coloured older items! 

I chose to work with the new vintage bear.
It is absolutely stunning, so many uses....

I decided to use it for a new baby card, although the little baby isn't here yet! The manager at Lukes nursery was due two weeks ago! I imagine she has now had the baby but what a long wait!!! :)

Anyway, here is my card! 

Image: Vintage Bear by Doodle Pantry
Inks and Things: Computer Ink and pencils on the bear 
Papers: Gingham in Bluebell by Pink Petticoat
Odds and Sods: Twine from the ribbon girl, Baby Boy die cut from Silhouette America, Cream card from Paper Mill Direct

I love how well this turned out, I got an early Christmas present.... a silhouette cameo! I adore it! It works so beautifully, I adore the simplicity of it :)

Anyway enough of that! There is a free gift with every purchase at the store :)

Have a wonderful weekend!