Tuesday, 15 November 2011


Todays card features two challenges, the first using a sketch from Saturday Sketches found HERE and also the weekly challenge from Lilli of the Valley, creature comforts found HERE. I used this really cool stamp from Lilli of the valley coloured with promarkers, a few bits of scraps, some lacy trim from the the bottom of my stash and buttons. Thanks for looking x

Sunday, 30 October 2011

Day 7 snowy greetings

Well today's the last day in my week of Christmas cards.......yet again a lilli of the valley stamp teamed up with papers from Echo park. 

Saturday, 29 October 2011

Day 6 ..........high hopes

Hope you are all enjoying my week of cards, thanks for lovely comments I have received. Today's card uses a snowman image from High Hopes coloured with trusty promarkers, the snowflake is cuttlebug die. Added the usual twine, button, kraft and stickles. Remember to check back tomorrow for final card of the week.................right off to find a sketch for tonights crafty session.

Friday, 28 October 2011

Day 5..................Angel's

A quick post, todays card features some gorgeous digi images from Little Musing, find them here.....teamed up with turquoise and red for a contemporary Christmas feel. 

Thursday, 27 October 2011

Day 4.........lotv challenge 118

As today is Thursday there is a new challenge up on their blog......challenge 118 is a sketch, and heres my attempt at using it, a long with a gorgeous Lilli of the Valley image and this gorgeous holly stamp I bought today. I couldnt wait to get it home to use it and it was such a bargain at £3.50........I can see me using it a lot. Well suppose I best get back to the desk, these Christmas cards wont make themselves. 

Wednesday, 26 October 2011

day three....

Today's card features another gorgeous image from LOTV  and papers from Lilli Bee Design. Images has been coloured with Promarkers, added chipboard scrolls and snowflakes and lots of stickles. ?Hope you enjoying this week of cards. Just a quick one today as off to work soon.....and more creating this evening.

Tuesday, 25 October 2011

day challenge

For today's card, I have joined in the challenge at "lilli of the Valley" and had a game of bingo. I drew pins, distressing and gems.................I have distressed and ink the edge of the orange and green papers but you cant see very well from the photo. Also add this gorgeous image from Lilli of the Valley too. Loving the green and orange with the brown colour combo.

Monday, 24 October 2011


As I have been busy making Christmas cards like a crazy woman over the last couple of weeks, I thought I'd share a card a day for the next week.

Today's card using a "popcorn bear" image and echo park papers

Pop back tomorrow for another christmas card 

Thursday, 20 October 2011

Whats on your workdesk Wednesday #124

Welcome to my Whats on your workdesk Wednesday, on a Thursday. It is what was on my desk last night, just was too tired to upload, so hope you dont mind it being late. On my desk is images I have coloured ready to be made into cards...........three images from "lilli of the valley and the snowman is from "high hopes" from dies to die for, shop here


Find more desk to peek at Julia's blog 

Tuesday, 18 October 2011

Ribbon Girl Challenge #12

The challenge on the Ribbon Girls blog is Lime and know I struggle with purple so was so challenged, why not pop over HERE and have a go..

I have used the gorgeous digi stamps from SJ at Little musings, find them here. Coloured with my Promarkers yet again, so love colouring at the mo. Papers are really old Ki Memories I think, some chipboard snowflakes from me stash, gorgeous white feather behind the image, think it gives it a floaty effect, also added bling and sparkle wouldn't be Christmas without it. The message is an old wooden stamp not sure where from but a great font. 

Monday, 17 October 2011

Happy Monday

Why or why am so tired after going to bed really early.........Well I have dragged myself out of bed, and thought I would share another card while having a cuppa. But first I have join Shimelle class Pretty Paper Party, I'm hoping it will get me back into scrapbooking.......cant remember when I last did a layout (sorry cant find the link but check out her blog here )

Heres the card, I'm not sure where the image has come from as was bought in sale last winter.........the papers are from lilibee design "jingle" 6x6 pad, muted more vintage colours. Think the message is from "stampedous"
added chipboard snowflakes from an old "scrapbook nook" kit, bling and organza ribbon. I coloured behind message with my promarkers to match in with the image. 

I have list this card on ebay. Find it here

Sunday, 16 October 2011

I have fallen in love with card making again this week, just be playing for me and joining in some challenges. So todays card features the sketch from Saturday Sketches, I've joined for the last few weeks, its perfect as I love sketches........find it here 
I've used again the gorgeous dancer from "lilli of the valley" ........while waiting for my new order arriving so new images next week. Also used very old papers from my stash, think they are from K&Co and KI memories, xcut snowflake punch, organza ribbon, lots of bling and glitter.

find this card on ebay here
Got more cards to share this week..........I'll try and blog everyday

Wednesday, 12 October 2011

Whats on your workdesk Wednesday #123

One day I will have a tidy desk, haha............. Until then organised choas. Cracking on with the Christmas cards, so table covered with snowflakes, glitter and a few promarkers...........been colouring gorgeous dancer image from "lili of the valley and another image of a polar n penguin not sure where from as bought in the sales. Pop over to Julia's blog to hang out at other peoples desk. So more colouring tonight.

Monday, 10 October 2011

10 things

Welcome to 10 things.............I keep forgetting to post my 10 things, this month I was determined to keep up. As I have been using my Promarkers to death lately thought I would list my 10 favourite colours I use regularly.

1. blush....great for skin
2. pastel pink...use for cheeks and highlights on skin
3. ivory.....use this as a base quite often
4. cool grey 2......use this for shadows, add over colours too
5. buttercup......great base for blonde hair
6. sandstone.......great base for brown hair
7. pear green.......just love the colour
8. rose pink
9. power blue
10. duck newest addition
need to add 11. crimson using this a lot with my christmas cards

how do you store your Promarkers or pens?..........mine are just in a box but spend ages raking about looking for the colours I need. All ideas are greatly received.

Sunday, 9 October 2011

Angels.........and more Angels

I promised last week a few cards using the amzing new digi stamps from "Little Musings"...I coloured images with promarkers, added a few dies cuts and punched bits.

Heres the first.

and another one............using same colour combo

I'll post more during the week, thanks for looking.

pretty in pink.

Todays offering combines two challenges. Firstly use sketch from Saturday Sketches and the challenge from LOTV was "let it snow"  The image of course comes from LOTV cooured with promarkers, papers are from K&Co and KI memories, but are quite old, snowflakes are cuttlebug and marianne designs and a piece of velvet ribbon from my stash.......and lots of sparkle. I also hand stitched on the card and message comes from  Personal Impression.

I have been rather busy making Christmas Cards, testing the water selling them on ebay..........and making a few mistakes along the way. 

Thursday, 6 October 2011

This is my first of a few Christmas card using the Christmas angel digi stamps from Little Musings, I've used some old papers from my stash and the sketch from Saturday Sketches the images, still struggling with purple, but think it kind of works.

Also can I pick your brains "what white pens do you recommend?" I've try the sakura white jelly roll pen, but not overly which ones work for you????

back soon with more Angel cards 

Wednesday, 5 October 2011

Whats on your workdesk Wednesday #122

Its been a good few weeks since I joined in, but today realised my desk represented my life at the moment. Lots going on but not getting anywhere in a hurry, organised or not so organised life in a nutshell :) 
I'm busy busy with Christmas cards, I'm really behind as I normally have most of my designs done by date think I have about 4 new designs and a few more I will share this week using SJ's Christmas angels find them HERE they are gorgeous. 
Well back to grind stone, enjoy the rest of the week

Sunday, 2 October 2011

sneaky peek

The lovely SJ at Little musings, sent me some new Christmas angels to play with find them here, this was my first attempt at digi stamping and love it. Heres a couple of sneaky peeks at what I've been  up to this weekend. You need to pop over to her blog this week to see full images.

Hope you love them as much as me xxx

Thursday, 29 September 2011

cutie penguins

Christmas is well under way now, as the sun is shining on this beautiful Indian summers day, I'm knee hig in glitter and snowflakes. Love this uber cute penguin stamp from "funky kits" I've teamed it up with a sketch from Saturday sketches this is the 2nd time I have joined in and love it. Find sketch here

now I have shared, off to make more cards............hopefully have more to share soon

Saturday, 24 September 2011

Aqua, white and glitter

This weeks Lili of the Valley challenge is "aqua, white and glitter" and heres my attempt using this gorgeous stamp, coloured with promarkers and a nellie's die.....few other bits and bobs from my stash.

Thursday, 22 September 2011

A simply sweet sixteen card..................lovely pastel colours combined with kraft. 

Hopefully will get some crafting done today as its my day off........hooray as i'm exhausted.

Wednesday, 21 September 2011

Only Wednesday.........poo

I cant believe it only Wednesday, its been such a long week. The upside of Wednesday is I'm off tomorrow....hooray!! Today's card is another Lili of The Valley stamp, my stash of these is each and every image, very cute. Today's card feature the lili ballerina stamp coloured with promarkers, a nellie die (love this scallop square, had it for ages but it remained in packaging. Now I've used it, I love it so will be using it more and more. Also added a thickers number to match glitter card. BTW not a big fan of purple, but kinda like this. 

What colours do you struggle to use???

Sunday, 18 September 2011

Its that time again

Not long to Christmas now, so must get my finger out and get my cards done, so I can get them into the shop soon. I have already dropped 30ish cards off these were last years designs. 

I recently got this gorgeous stamp from "Lili of the valley" so using sketch from Sketch Saturday and combining it with the Lili of the valley Thursday challenge 112.  Heres my first card of the season.........

Saturday, 17 September 2011

Happy Birthday

A Happy Birthday card, made with stamps from inkadinkadoo, bit kraft and some sparkles. I'm defo on a roll..............will be playing with paper again day, whoop whoop!!!

Wednesday, 14 September 2011

A very simple card made with a fab heart stamp from "little musings" by the very talented SJ and a small message stamp, ideal for Anniversaries or just to say I love you.

Tuesday, 13 September 2011

lotv challenge.

Hey its me again.........I have completed the challenge on the Lilli of the valley blog, find it HERE. I enjoyed making this card. Its a one off card a little out of my comfort zone, gonna pop it on ebay to see how it goes find it here ......hope you like it!

so sweet

Love this card, image is sooo cute, think the red spotty paper is from Echo park, blue spotty is from my stash. Image is from "lilli of the valley" yet again, coloured with the fabulous promarkers of course. Still got more cards the share this week, so check back.

Monday, 12 September 2011

back eventually

Morning all, well I'm back..............its been so long since I blogged. Actually I have no excuse, just think my mojo has had the summer off. I'm back card making and have a few to share, but cant get back into my scrapping :( which is sad.............anyone got any tips for getting back in to it? I have also joined Shimelle's learn something everyday class, and i'm also behind with this, have to admit not even read past first prompt, slap my wrists......think I need a rather large kick up the bottom. 
Heres my welcome back card, love this little guy from "lili of the valley" 

Wednesday, 10 August 2011

back shortly

Due to working, and generally life getting in the way and a mojo that appears to be away on holiday, No creating, scrapping, cardmaking or blogging is happening. Hopefully will be back soon. x

Monday, 25 July 2011

At the Races

Had a fabulous weekend, catching up with good friends. On Saturday we put on our posh frocks and headed to ladies day at Gosforth race course. We drank Pimms, Champagne and had a little flutter. Thought our luck was in as we won the first race, but unfortunately no more winners. Great day.  

Then had a lovely Sunday lunch and a couple of drinks at the coast. A great weekend was had by all, love to thank everyone for making it fab weekend.

Did manage a bit of crafting on Friday night and hoping to get a few days this week to catch up with a bit more. I did this card with a stamp from Lilli of the valley, they have got some new christmas designs out this week i think. After I made the card, I checked out their challenge blog........the challenge was "fun and games", well what could be more fun as a birthday, so I've entered this card.

Monday, 11 July 2011

loving these

Absolutely loving the Angel stamps from little musings.......Sj you have done a fab job with them, find them here.  So when I was ask to create a card for a Holy Communion, I thought these stamps would be perfect. I used mainly scraps to paper piece the images..........loving how they turned out.

Hope customer loved them too

Thursday, 7 July 2011

kirsty's wed crop

Its an age since I joined Kirsty on u stream for her Wednesday night online crop......actually its a awhile since I scrapped at all. Its been a tiring week, so enjoyed the fun and chat. Bloody loved the sketch, so layout actually came together quite quickly which is rare for me. I used a Studio Calico kit, which had lay on my desk unused. Photographs were taken on a hen weekend in Ibiza, yes Ibiza was hot and so kids or men haha. Well off to work, enjoy your day.

Wednesday, 29 June 2011

I need a good night's sleep.....................I have terrible trouble sleeping, and when I do sleep someone always wakes me, its nightmare. Well anyway life goes on even with 4 hours kip. Today's card is the card I made for my son's birthday............unsure of the papers, but love the funky effect. Hope you all have a good Wednesday and will be back with a peak of my desk.

Tuesday, 28 June 2011

football mad

Today's card was made specially for a brief was man's card for a Sunderland supporter. I dont really do football cards and didnt have much to choose from then I remember this little stamp from LOTV. I created the stripes on shirt and combined it with the sketch from LOTV challenge blog. Papers from MME butcher's twine, kraft, bit of bling and a punch from Stamp it up.

Thanks for looking, Angie x

Sunday, 26 June 2011

something a bit different

I've struggled the last couple of weeks with my mojo, but this delicious stamp arrived this week from Lili of the Valley, its soooo very thought I'd try something a bit different, well different for me. I'm not sure about it, I think it a bit cluttered and maybe too many flowers. What do you think???

Monday, 13 June 2011

Playing with Scraps

Last week I saw Shimelles new sketch on her blog, so I got out an untouched Studio Calico kit...........then I thought I should really use scraps as this layout screamed little bits of scraps. We all have loads of bits left from larger pieces, how do you use your scraps????? Also this is the first I've used misting sprays...........I was a wee bit scared, as I didnt want to spoil the layout which by the way took me a few hours to scrap, as i'm such a slow scrapper. 

Friday, 10 June 2011

10 blogs

10 blogs I visit regularly,
HERE in x factor style listed in no particular order

please leave me a link to your favourite blog

Thursday, 9 June 2011


Just a quickee this morning, thought I'd post card from my desk yesterday, using a fab set of stamps from Inkadinkadoo, I love this tulip one. I find I'm using lots of scraps but the pile isn't going down at all, so this weekend mission is to use more scraps as box is over flowing. 

and here its in a different colour combo, I'm sure I'll be making this card in many different colour combos

hoping to get a bit of scrapping done today as it's my day off, although lots of tidying and washing to do first.....hey ho the joys!!!

Wednesday, 8 June 2011

Its Wednesday

Today I'm back to the little table that folds out so I can watch tv while crafting......well here it is basked in sunshine, see more desks at the stamping ground blog. A sneaky view of the new cards I have been making last night, loving that tulip stamp from Inkadinkadoo and a male card too.

Happy Wednesday xxx

Tuesday, 7 June 2011

I'm busy beavering away with some male theme cards, these are so difficult as I said in a previous post I struggle a bit with men's cards. After finishing my Father's Day card, all posted off and received, I'm still slightly (only slightly)'s card is the last Father's day card this year, again been digging into scraps these are very old crate papers. 

My studio Calico stamps I've listed on Ebay, featured in last post..........finish in the morning, so what you waiting for get bidding you might bag yourself a bargain. I also have some more stamps to list this week.

Sunday, 5 June 2011

For sale

I have spend the last few days sorting through stash, and reorganising crafting area, its been a long hard slog. Lots of stuff still in packaging and never used, also lots of stuff I'll never use. I found a little pile of Studio Calico stamps most of them limited edition ones from previous kits, still in original packaging. So I've decided to list them on ebay in three different batches, so you might grab yourself a little bargain

Also I'll leave you with a fathers day cards using lili of the valley stamp and some very old crate papers

thanks for looking x

Wednesday, 1 June 2011

WOYWW #104

Today is the 2nd Anniversary of What on your Workdesk Wednesday, I've only been joining in for the last few weeks, loving all the comments on my creative mess..........that is my desk. Still working through the list that was on my desk from last week. Todays picture is of my small desk, I use to craft in front of the telly, its filled with yummy stash. Thickers from Sarah cards thrifty Thursday a couple of week ago....5 pack for £10, what a bargain!!! a cute little easel for displaying my cards, a few sheets of 12x12 from Echo park "playground" (got my eye on collection pack) and some Lilly bee design...........all gorgeous 

Unfortunately I don't have the time for the pif (feel a little sad about that).........but you can join in here at Julia's blog or just have a peek at everyone else's desks

Tuesday, 31 May 2011

just another card

A very quick one today as back to work today and house is a tip due to the fact we have just used it as a dos house all weekend. So a quick tidy around, a dog walk then workies. Todays card is using Pink Paislee 360 degrees think it a bit of a mixture of 6x6 pad and 12x12, not much too it really just a few strips of pp, kraft stars and some thickers. I struggle a bit with male cards................anyone got any more ideas?????

Monday, 30 May 2011

Father's Day

Here is the start of this years Father's Day card, hopefully I'll have a different one to share with you every day this week. For this one I kept it fairly simple, using image from "lilli of the valley", its so cute, coloured with promarkers. Add some gingham paper and a scalloped circle cut from a nestability die.