Thursday, 31 July 2008

Love and Marriage :: Dottie and George

The wonderfully talented and amazing Louise has just brought out another collection of Dottie and George images!! You can look at them and purchase them here!!
check out Charmed Cards and Crafts whilst you are there!

The Love and Marriage collection includes images covering:
falling in love, engagement, wedding, pregnancy, new baby, christening & anniversary.

They are just gorgeous and if that's not enough Louise has included coloured images as well!! I could not help myself I had to jump straight in and make some cards! I thought I'd have a go at making some cards using some of the already coloured images... I made them fairly simple so as not to take away from the images themsleves!

Ok - I have to go and colour in some images now!!

Blog candy alert

Camilla has some scrummy blog candy - Hawaiian Manolias!!

Heather has some Awesome candy to say THANKS for visiting! :)

Jacqui is celebrating 10,000 hits with some blog candy - whoo! Well done!!

Wednesday, 30 July 2008

Funky Hand

There is some AWESOME Blog candy to celebrate Funky Hand's birthday.
It ends tomorrow!!


check out Funky Hand - you will not be disappointed!!

Monday, 28 July 2008

Dottie's World :: Animal Magic

My sister Nicky is staying the night and we have done a bit of card making... not a lot though as I am sooo tired!! It's a shame as we don't get to craft together very often - living 300km away from each other!!

Only one tonight for me tonight!! --- Just done the Dottie's World Challenge for this week!
Check out the Awesome works of art on there from the Design team!! :)

Thanks for looking!

Was it me who won???

Look what the postman delivered today!!! :)

Tina sent me a GORGEOUS card! LOOK!! :) How exciting and some Scottish/ Celtic love knot images... wow! I am so excited! THANK you so much Tina!! :) I'm looking forward to using them! :)
I just adore my card!!

Sunday, 27 July 2008

Janet's blog Candy

Janet is giving away some blog candy - to celebrate nearly 15,000 hits on her blog in five months and also the launch her Max & Milly stamp designs from Spiral Whisper.

Max and Milly are adorable! I suggest a visit to Spiral Whisper!

Whiff of Joy opening

Katharina is celebrating the upcoming opening of her Whiff of Joy Website with a blog candy giveaway... some of the new stamps... go and look - they are so cute! :)

Bev's blog candy

Bev has some really yummy blog candy on offer.

I've only just found Bev's blog this week but boy is it something.. she is very talented and has some gorgeous cards there! I know I'll be popping over lots.. why don't you go to :)

All you have to do is comment on her post and post a link to the blog candy on your blog. She will even ship internationally - whoo hoo!!

Saturday, 26 July 2008

Papertake Weekly Challenge : Sketch7

Wow!!! There is another great sketch by the fabulous Katharina on the Papertake Weekly Challenge site this week. the Design team had done an Awesome job with their creations :)

Here is my attempt!

I used one of my new fairy doodles and a sentiment which I have included with my digital downloads.

I used paper which I downloaded and printed from Funky Fairy Inspirations!!
(Check out their blog you will not be disappointed!!)

Have a lovely weekend!!


Funky Fairy challenge :: Stitching

This is my first attempt at a Funky Fairy Challenge (Karen wanted to see "stitching" on the cards). check out their blog - there are some really great creations there from their design team!!

I used some of their free downloads for the paper and I used one of my doodles for the image. My "stitching" is faux stitching as I am much more handy with the pen than my sewing machine (and my bobbin ran out)!

thanks for looking,


Friday, 25 July 2008

My digital designs

I'm so excited... I just updated my website... I have added in more digital images to download

Here's a little taster...

there are some fairies

and some flowerfaces!!

I hope you like them :)

Any feedback (as always) is appreciated!!

Thanks for looking


Thursday, 24 July 2008

Cute Card Thursday :: Things that Grow!

The Cute Card Thursday challenge this week is "Things that grow".
There are some jolly cute cards on there from the Design Team! Check it out!!

Here is my card...let me explain it for you:

The images are my new "Gumnut twins" (available here!) So... the twins are growing... the gumnuts on their heads grew on a tree, the boy is holding "Christmas Bell" flowers that grow... and the butterflies grow out of a cocoon... lots of growth there! :)

Oh and this has to be a record...getting it done so early :) lol

thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, 22 July 2008

Katharina's Guest Designer call

Katharina is doing a Design call for a guest designer for her new stamp company "Whiff of Joy".

CONGRATULATIONS Katharina on realising your dream!!

To enter the call one has to make a card using her sketch which she has on her blog... here is my attempt. I used one of the images Emma sent to me a couple of weeks ago! I love the image!! :)
I think this is now my favourite card (that I have made) so far! :)

some close ups!!

Cute Card Thursday :: Animals Only - No People Allowed

This is my card for the weekly challenge on the Cute Card Thursday site:

The challenge this week is to make a card using animal images only - NO PEOPLE OR CHARACTERS AT ALL!!
We have another fabulous prize to give to one lucky winner which has been donated by a member of the DT, a gorgeous Sarah Kay stamp - A Little Help From Margo

there are some VERY CUTE cards there from the Design Team :)

Dottie's World :: Yukky Paper

Lou did set a big mean green challenge this week on Dottie's World... to use neglected paper:

I want you to dig out those papers that you assigned to the 'never to be used' pile and get crafting with them. You know the ones I mean, you buy a set of beautiful papers but there's always one that you know you'll never use, well today, it's all going to change.

Well this paper has been neglected for at least 4 years... I cut it up to mimic a quilt... of course I had to use my gel pen for some doodling!! lol

Thanks for looking!

Blogging Friends Forever

Wow! I am so stoked!! This morning the wonderfully talented Becky gave me this award.
Tonight my lovely friend & SBS#15 sister Emma (she is very inspirational) gave me this award! there goes my plans of giving this award to her!! lol :)

the rules are:

1. Only 5 people allowed.
2. 4 have to be dedicated followers of your blog
3. one has to be someone new or recently new to your blog and live in another part of the world.
4. you must link back to whoever gave you the award.
Quite simple really it is a way of saying thankyou to those who take time out for wonderful comments to boost your day.

this was HARD ... My five are:


Well... not one but pretty much 4 of these ladies are on the other side of the world to me!! They are very talented and provide me with much inspiration as well as leaving me so many encouraging comments :: THANK - YOU!!
The other is my youngest sister, Nicky, who has been reading my blog for as long as it's been going and is now also my blogging friend too - since she started her blog. LOL.

Thanks to all my readers - I do love reading all your comments!! :)

Monday, 21 July 2008

Magnolia Design Team blog candy giveaways

I would prefer not to spread the word ... but ... The Magnolia Design team are giving away some blog candy!! It's pretty Awesome!!
Yup - yummy Magnolia stamps :)

Follow the links to their blogs:



Happy Birthday Monica!!!

I made this card for my Blogging sister, Monica!

It's her Birthday today!

HAPPY BIRTHDAY Monica!! I hope that you have a very lovely day!!!

I'm sorry I'm so disorganised but your card is coming!!

Happy Birthday

Today was the birthday of some our our friends from Church - Em and Dave!! I made these cards for them yesterday!!!

.... not the best photos but we were in a rush to get to a meeting before church yesterday afternoon!! you get the idea though!

Thanks for visiting...Have a lovely week!!


Funky Fairies

I found a really cool blog through the lovely Juliet.

Funky Fairy Inspirations has some fabby blog candy to give away!

It is interesting

I saw this on Emma's blog and of course had to see what creature they think I am! :)

You Are a Mermaid

You are a total daydreamer, and people tend to think you're flakier than you actually are.

While your head is often in the clouds, you'll always come back to earth to help someone in need.

Beyond being a caring person, you are also very intelligent and rational.

You understand the connections of the universe better than almost anyone else.

Saturday, 19 July 2008

It's feels sooo short!!!

I went to get a haircut with a friend today!! Here's a before and after shot!

Dottie's World Challenge#10

this card is for the Dottie's World Challenge ... I finally got around to making it! Just in the nick of time. Nicola set the challenge this week:

Rhinestones...Ribbon and Raised...
Raised can be corregated/textured Card,embossed paper,3d card or just foam pads, the choice is yours.

In case you can't really see in the picture I have raised the circles (baubles) with foam :)

Weekend Blurfing

Saturday morning!! YAY!! :) I've been longing for this weekend! What's on the agenda?? gotta do some cleaning, meeting a friend and going for a haircut this morning, Church and a pastoral care meeting tomorrow afternoon AND some card making of course... I've been slackening off on my challenge entries.. just don't seem to have time to do them all... The ONE I HAVE to do is Dottie's world :) we bought some Rhinestones on Thursday night so I'm ready now :)

This morning I have been doing a bit of blurfing and catching up with your blogs... here is a list of some yummy blog candy out there!



Maya :)





Thursday, 17 July 2008

digital images

I have started a website - I am going to try and sell some of my designs there!

Check it out

Let me know what you think!

Here's a taste.. Let me introduce ...
ISABELLA (thanks for the name Emma)!

Tuesday, 15 July 2008

Tegan's blog challenge

This card was made for Tegan's blog challenge
It is a colour challenge - using red, orange and pink.

I also added in some black and white pen doodling!

It's not really my usual style and not sure if I like it yet ...but I thought I'd submit it anyway :)

Saturday, 12 July 2008

Do you like blog candy?

Frances has some beautiful candy available!! Go and have a look!!

Happy Birthday Karen

Yesterday it was one of our friend's Birthdays!! Karen works with Guy and has just started coming to our church in the last couple of months... It's great - She's lovely and I'm looking forward to getting to know her better!! I made her this card and Guy took it to work!

I made this card during the week!! I went through various phases and then I stopped and started afresh - I wanted to stick some wool on but was having difficulties... originally I had Dottie sitting on a knitted square but it was way too bulky... then I was gluing wool as a border around the image - way too messy - in the process I wrecked the image and had to colour in a new one... poor Dottie!!

Do you have any tips for sticking wool on cards???

Friday, 11 July 2008

Spiral Whisper

Spiral Whisper is a UK company specialising in clear stamps ... they are launching their website and bringing out lots of new CUTE stamps!! Go and look at their blog ... there are some naming competitions there and also a chance to win some candy AND some sneak peeks at the soon to be released stamps!!

and there really are some cute designs on there :)

... Very cute!

Dottie's World Challenge :: Pick a Letter

This weeks Dottie's World Challenge set by Juliet is:

"Sunday Challenge #9 - 'Pick a Letter'. The challenge this week is a little bit different.....Choose any letter in the alphabet, and use as many things on your card beginning with that letter as possible, for example, if you choose the letter ‘S’ you could use stitching, stamping, spots, staples, stickers, slugs, snails, stars, anything beginning with the letter ‘S’. You can use other things too, of course. Either Dottie, George or a Kitty from the downloads must also feature on your card of course, but get really creative with the other elements."

this post has been brought to you by:

the letter T
(Toy soldier George, Three rows of Torn paper and some Tinsel made out of glitter - which is not quite dry yet.. but I was too impatient!)

... and by the number ONE (that's right this is my FIRST "George" card!!! It is also my first Christmas card this year!)

Monday, 7 July 2008

Nichola's work

My sister Nichola has updated her website to include some jewelery she is selling... She has some GREAT paintings on there too... If you like art and/or jewelery go and have a look :)

Look what I got!! :)

Well... Monday-itis strikes again.... I'm glad Monday is over... Did I mention that I HATE accounts?? well - I left work with a MASSIVE headache and drove to pick up my hubby from work ... and there was an envelope for ME :) Immediately the day improved!!

THANKS Emma! I am so stoked to receive such a lovely card! I LOVE IT!!
and the images are great - I can't wait to colour them in!! :)

This is my first card from a fellow crafting blogger! :) Isn't she clever!!

Sunday, 6 July 2008

Winner of the candy *edited*

Thanks to those who entered my competition :) I just asked my hubby to pull a name out of the box for me....and he pulled out .... drumroll ......
Congratulations! could you email me your address??

Thanks for your name suggestions.... I'd like to introduce you to:
Bethany Rose

& Kylie

Ria - Thanks for your suggestion of Bethany!!
My mum suggested Rosie and so I decided I would combine the two!!

Jac - I think Kylie quite suits this first Gumnut girly! :) Not such a bad suggestion after all!!
(Jac/ Ria - please email me your address so that I can send you a thank-you prize)

Emma - I have just the Gumnut girly for the name Isabelle! stay tuned!!!

They are not quite as clear as I'd like - I'm just waiting for September when I will get a Graphics template :)

*These downloads can now be purchased at
If you already downloaded them - please let me know when you use them :)*

Friday, 4 July 2008

Blog candy

Kim is giving away some candy :) She has just given her blog a facelift! it looks great - go and have a look!

Karen wants to know what your most memorable moment was at School??

Claudia is giving away some ABSOLUTELY AMAZING candy!

Michelle has had 10,000 hits - WOW ...and she some blog candy!!

It is Lorraine's birthday on the 29th July and so she is celebrating by giving away some candy. HAPPY BIRTHDAY Lorraine!

And don't forget my blog candy you have a day and a bit to enter!! :)

Dottie's World :: Customer Thursday

Wowowowowowowow! Guess what? .......

Juliet picked me for Customer Thursday on Dottie's Wonderful World. I am so stoked!! It really made my day :)
Now I'd like to share with you some Dottie cards I made tonight

Tomorrow I am going to a kitchen tea so I made this card - who else to use but Cooking Dottie?!
Our printer ink is running out - I think I've been using it too much? so I had to outline Dottie so she stood out :) I have not outlined the ones below tho.... I'm not sure If I'll leave them or if I should outline them still as they are quite faint!

Dottie Skating is my favourite image at the moment.... Oh - did you notice that Dottie had dyed her hair brown for the winter??

A couple of close ups!

Dottie downloads - from Charmed Cards and Crafts
water colour pencils
coloured cardstock
patterned paper

Thursday, 3 July 2008


Robyn has had over 150000 hits!! wow! Congratulations Robyn!! To Celebrate she is giving away some blog candy...

Go and look at Robyn's blog!! she has some FANTASTIC videos on there!! :)

Tuesday, 1 July 2008


Emma has reached the 10k hits... WOW! How great is that ... It is not that surprising though as Emma is such a sweetie, so talented and has a gorgeous blog with LOVELY cards on it!!

Go and have a look!! She is giving away some candy to celebrate her 10k hits... Michelle from Poppicrafts has donated the prize for her.. how generous... that's not all either, seeing as though the Poppicrafts voucher is only for Europe, Emma is now doing two blog candy drawings!

Ok... now Why are you still here... Go to Emma's blog :)


Oh wow - how excited am I ... I received an award from my blogging buddy Jac. Thanks so much Jac :)

My new friend Lea also gave me this award :) Wow... :) she has an AWESOME blog... go and check out her work!!

It's a special award given to weblogs that somehow catch your eye!
The rules for this award:
1. The winner can put the logo on her blog.
2. Link the person you received your award from.
3. Nominate at least 7 other blogs.
4. Put links of those blogs on yours.
5. Leave a message on the blogs of the girls you've nominated

my nominations are going to my wonderful SBS sisters who have been so friendly and encouraging and I'm loving seeing what they create and post!! Their blogs are:

It said at least 7 right ... so I did not have to stop at 7 ... tee hee :)

These ladies give me much inspiration and I love checking their blogs...I know that they have already received the award but I just wanted to mention them as they are so encouraging and they have BRILLIANT blogs :) Jac & Ruth