Tuesday, 25 October 2011

Fantastic giveaway!!!

Pickle is giving away this

For your chance to win it hop over to http://aloadofoldpickle.blogspot.com/ and have a look. ..

Sunday, 16 October 2011

Fantastic candy from Bev {all the things I love blog}

Fantastic candy on offer from Bev Rochester at http://bevscrafts.blogspot.com/2011/10/4000-followers-candy.html Bev has the most fantastic blog make sure you check it out.

Wednesday, 5 October 2011

Colouring on Kraft.............

I love colouring on kraft with my pencils, it looks so effective, I made this simple card for my FIL's birthday, I stamped the image in Memento rich cocoa, directly onto a 5x7 kraft card blank, coloured with coloursoft pencils, added a stamped sentiment and little buttons.

Tuesday, 4 October 2011

Camper Van Wedding

Friends of mine have just eloped to Gretna, in their VW camper van their cake was a camper van to so I came up with this card for them
Kanban stamp paper pieced blue and white, 6 x 6 blank, printed sentiment directly on to it, hand stamped floral paper matted on blue. ..

Friday, 16 September 2011

Father's Day...................

I forgot to share this card I made for my Dad, card front and back are decorated with House mouse stamps coloured with Derwent Coloursoft, papers are MME, BG buttons, papermania Kraft card blank 5 x 7, and papermania ribbon.

I also decorated the envelope,


Sunday, 28 August 2011

I used to be a scrapbooker................................!!!!!

This book has had me thinking 

It's a "Smash Book", from EKsuccess and K&Co.
I used to be a scrapbooker then the card's took over and just keeping on top of the birthday cards for friends and family, not to mention everyday stuff (like the job) takes up all my time.  I still take loads of photo's but can't remember the last time I printed any! So when I came across this little book the cogs started turning and scrapbooking came to mind, I have seen loads of  DIY versions of the book and decided that I don't want off the peg I want mine to be unique but I really like the pen that comes with it, a pen at one end and glue stick at the other, will have to look out for it in the shops they will sell replacement pens I would imagine.
Check this out http://www.eksuccessbrands.com/kandcompany/smash/ for more info, and what this space you may witness the return of the scrapbooker who knows! 


Monday, 15 August 2011

Dread................ and a card!!!!

Tonight I'm feeling stressed out, it's my last night of freedom, back to work tomorrow after two weeks off! :(   It suddenly dawned on me a couple of years ago that I hate my job, and I mean really hate it, I went to work there 7 years ago in September just temporary until the kids were a little older, well here they are a little older and here I am a lot older trapped in a boring thankless job! I have been job hunting on and off for the last 2 or 3 years, but no luck! Plus people who keep telling me "Well a job is a job" are really starting to get up my nose!  Hopefully I will win the lottery and then I can retire!!!lol

Anyway on to my card which i made for my niece before we went on our hols.


Thursday, 28 July 2011

For those about to ROCK....................................

You may or may not know I love rock music and heavy metal, I love a good concert and this past Sunday saw Iron Maiden in Sheffield, they were fantastic!!!!
Afterwards we were discussing who we would like to see next and The Red Hot Chili Peppers came up but we were expecting to have to wait a while for them to come, because they haven't been to Sheffield since 2006! :(  Anyhow went on the arena listings to see who's coming and you could have knocked me down with a feather the Chili's have just announced a UK tour and Sheffield's on the list! Needless to say I was waiting for the clock to tick over onto 9am to book tickets! :) Totally excited going to see them in November can't wait!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Tuesday, 26 July 2011

Hi There..............

 I notice I have picked up a couple of new followers, thanks and welcome, I have been a terrible blogger lately so I'm glad to see I still have some readers!!! LOL!  I have discovered a great app for my Ipod called craft gawker it's great and you can also view online at http://craftgawker.com/ I absolutely love it.

On to my card I made this for my SIL she loves Tatty Ted.
I made the flower's using a bigz die and hand made paper, I also made the pin using bits from my stash, kraft card and papermania patterned paper, hope you like it.


Monday, 13 June 2011

Loving this fab site ...................

I was doing a little blog hopping and came across this great site,

, I especially like the craft recycling section.  Click the Post It to go there!!

Sunday, 15 May 2011

Blog Candy Winner..........................

The winner of my flower candy is ...............................

As drawn by True Random Number Generator number 8, Redland81 congratulations email me your addy and I will get them out to you (my email link is in my sidebar) hope you like them.

Thursday, 12 May 2011

Tatty Ted Angel Policy - RESULT

docrafts Licensed Products Specific Policy

An Angel Policy for products created by docrafts under licence from third parties is also included in this document to ensure a fair and ethical treatment for all parties involved.

A list of all licensed docrafts brands is shown at the bottom of this document.

There is no restriction to the sale, for charitable purposes, of handmade cards, using elements from docrafts licensed product ranges, provided there is no claim that the cards were created by or are endorsed by the licensee in any way. All elements of docrafts ranges produced under license are protected by copyright, owned by the Licensee and should not themselves be reproduced.

General Guidelines

docrafts products are generally sold for personal and non-commercial use. There is no objection to the sale of items that have been created using elements from the docrafts ranges produced under license, up to a maximum of 100 cards in a twelve month period.

Any item sold must be made by a consumer (and not mass produced) and must not be sold on auction sites.

All elements within docrafts ranges produced under license are protected by copyright law and artwork may not be altered or mechanically reproduced or copied by any means including, without limitation, photocopying, computer scanning, printing, using overhead or opaque projectors, or posted on the Web.

docrafts licensed artwork, trademarks and logos must not be used, incorporated or designed into a company or personal logo, trademark or trade name.

Logos belonging to brand owners (under license to docrafts) or any copyright or trade mark belonging to them may not be used or applied to any item.

No item may promote or make any implication of endorsement by or affiliation with docrafts licensed brands.

Any elements within docrafts ranges produced under license should not be used in a manner which may be considered harmful or bring the licensee into disrepute.

These guidelines may be modified from time to time at the discretion of docrafts

Updated by docrafts, May 2011

For more information contact Becks Fagg (docrafts Head of Product) at becksf@docrafts.com

docrafts Licensed Brands

Born To Shop

Country Companions

Forever Friends

Honey & Hugs

Little Venice Cake Company

Pampered Pets



Woodland Folk

Me To You (Tatty Teddy)

My Blue Nose Friends

Better than no Angel Policy

Friday, 6 May 2011

Email from Carte Blanche re: Tatty Ted Craft Products

This is the reply from Carte Blanche regarding the craft products they are retailing through Docrafts and my removed Ebay card.  Does not look as though they are going to give us an Angel Policy.

Dear Paula

Thank you for your email with regard to your ebay listing. You are correct when you say that the Me to You stamps you purchased are a genuine Carte Blanche product. However purchasing our Me to You stamps does entitle you to create your own cards for your own personal use but it does not entitle you to produce items to then sell for your own commercial gain. We would therefore request that you cease this activity and we recommend that you review the guidance on both eBay and the patents office website.


Thursday, 5 May 2011

Gorgeous candy to be won

Check out the gorgeous candy at The Ribbon Girl Blog good luck everyone!

A word of warning

Today I have well and truly had my wrist slapped by Ebay, I made this card

to sell on Ebay I listed it on Tuesday and today ebay have removed it because Carte Blanche, copyright owner's of Tatty Ted,  have said it's not a genuine product, okay so they didn't made the actual card but the stamps I used are their genuine product.  I have emailed them, no reply as yet.  I've  looked into it on Docrafts and apparently they have not agreed an Angel policy with Carte Blanche and it's still pending, I emailed Docraft's and the lady who deals with the Angel policy is away until Monday. Angel Policies should be agreed before the product goes on sale or people get caught out,  like I have, assuming  it would already be covered by the exsisting Docrafts Angel policy for licensed images. Okay rant over! lol

Tuesday, 3 May 2011

Purple Me to You card

Purple Me to You Using my handmade flowers for a chance to win some of these flowers see my blog candy post/sidebar

Sunday, 1 May 2011

Fancy a Little Blog Candy? Now Closed

Some flowers made by me and some mini doilies
It's just a little one to say thanks to everyone who has left me a comment and to my 50 followers, you don't have to be a follower to enter, a link back would be nice but not neccessary, just leave me a comment if you would like a chance to win, and I will randomly draw a winner on the 15th May.

Pampered Pets

I have made this card using Daisy D's patterned paper from my stash, handmade roses I have made myself, a red flower charm, green button's  from BG, hand stamped Happy Birthday sentiment,  card stock from Papermania the finished card measures approx' 6 x 6 inches, and comes in it's own made to measure white box.

Thursday, 28 April 2011

Sugar Nellie - Country Garden

Sugar Nellie coloured with Derwent Coloursoft Pencils, flowers made by my own fair hands, decorated inside and out, BG paper, 6 x 6 boxed card listed on Ebay.
Thanks for looking.

Tuesday, 26 April 2011

Red and Gold Penpal Card

I have been busy building up a stash of boxed cards and practising making my own paper flowers to go on them. I am hoping to sell some cards and maybe some handmade flowers on Ebay so watch this space. On to my card

On this card I coloured my image with Derwent coloursoft pencils, red card from my stash, gold wrapping paper die cut with  Marianne die heart die and swirl, craftwork cards die cut red flower and paper roses made using a flower punch, Daisy D's DP and red spotty paper from My Minds Eye. Sentiment made using whimsy ticket die and matching stamps. Hope you like it, thanks for looking.

Monday, 11 April 2011

Pretty in Pink

Here's my latest flower covered creation, all the flower's I made by hand, coloured the Mo Manning image with my Derwent coloursoft pencils, glittered her wings, added a butterfly charm and buttons. The inside is decorated to match the front.


Sunday, 27 March 2011

Happy Sunday everyone................

Did you remember to put the clocks forward? Spring has officially sprung and it does look very spring-like outside today I love the lighter evenings but I hate messing around with the clocks it upsets my system for at least 2 weeks lol! Dreading dragging the kids out of bed for school tommorow. I think this card has a very spring feel to it so hope you like it.