Friday, 30 November 2007

Your Elf Name Is...
Booty Eggnog Breath

Tuesday, 27 November 2007

Magnolia Stamp Club

Here is a card using images from the Nov/Dec Magnolia stamp club. Edwin, Santa's sleigh background image, holly and vine are all from the set. I used prisma pencils and zest it to colour the images.

Papers:- Paper Adventure
Stamps:- Magnolia & SU

Saturday, 24 November 2007

Sugar Nellies

I haven't managed much crafting over the last couple of days as we are trying to get the house sorted for my Mum's arrival. We pick her up on Monday and she is staying with us until the end of January, maybe longer. So I've had to pack most of my craft room away, leaving only some essentials. Most of it is packed away in the cellar and the stuff I use most is sitting in the living room now. I didn't realise just how much "stuff" I had!!
Anyway this is it , I've only managed to stamp and colour two Sugar Nellie images. I've coloured them in using distress and adirondak inks.

Thursday, 22 November 2007

Tilda & Holly

Another one for today. I made the aperture card using the Stretch your Imagination cricut cartridge. The holly leaves are from the same cartridge and the "Merry Christmas" is from the Plantin Schoolbook cartridge.

Papers:- Paper Adventures
Stamps:- Magnolia

Tilda in wellies

Here's Tilda in her wellies. I only received her yesterday , so cute I had to make a card with her. I used distress inks to colour her in. Loving the Accent Essentials Cricut cartridge, that was new yesterday too. It's a gorgeous cartridge, may even be my favourite one (at the moment)! I'm really impressed with the expression too , much more versatile than the little bug. I also used the notch and die tool to make the little triangle tab to keep the card closed.

Papers:- Heidi Grace
Stamps:- Magnolia
Swirls, vine & middle shape:- Cricut Accent Essentials

Wednesday, 21 November 2007


I've just finnished off this card, another suspension card. I've had it lying on my desk for a couple of days now so I thought it was time to finnish it!
Papers:- American Arts
Stamps:- Stampin Up
Frame:- Cricut mini monograms
Presents:- Cricut doodlecharms
Merry Christmas:- Plantin Schoolbook


My cricut expression turned up today!! I can't believe how cheap it was from US. It came with 4 new cartridges and some of the ink cartridges. So I have lots to play with later!! Just need to have a good read now. :-)

Tilda in the snow.

Here's Tilda in the snow. Sorry about the pic I had to use the camera as it is still a bit wet with the stickles. I'll scan it later when it's dry. I made a mini suspension card this time.
I tried colouring the image in a different way for me today , I usually use Prismas and Zest it but for this one I watercoloured it with distress inks.

Here is the card scanned this time. I think you can see it better now.
Papers:- Paper Adventure
Stamps:- Magnolia
Snowflakes:- Punch
Silver Snowflake:- German supermarket :-)

Tuesday, 20 November 2007

The first Sugar Nellie Card

Well here she is , my first Sugar Nellie card. Everything I've used is from the candy box that I won over on the blog. If you want to see all the range of Sugar Nellie's have a look here on the Funky Kits webshop. Wonder if my other 6 will turn up today? :-)
Stamps:- Sugar Nellie & SU (for the sentiment)
Papers:- Daisy Bucket
Scallop die cuts:- Cricut Mini Monograms

Monday, 19 November 2007

Sugar Nellie Candy Box

Look what came for me today. A Sugar Nellie Candy Box!! I won it a while ago on the Sugar Nellie blog. Gorgeous Daisy Bucket papers and fab blooms and ribbons and of course a Sugar Nellie stamp. I've since ordered 6 more of these stamps and luckily I didn't order the one that I had won. They've not arrived yet so this little one will keep me going until they do. If you want some of these little Sugar Nellie stamps you can find them here at Funky Kits. I've just coloured her in with Prismas and zest it but added some glossy accents to her so she is still a bit wet. I'll be showing her tomorrow when she is dry and ready to be made into a card.

Saturday, 17 November 2007

Lol what a dork!!

I saw this last year and it made me giggle and I've just found it again!

This is me with the two eldest

And here is DH and the two youngest

Friday, 16 November 2007

White Christmas

I've neglected my Magnolia stamps just lately so I got them out this morning and made this card. You can never see the glittery bits on my cards but their hats and at the bottom of Tilda's feet are covered in sparkly stuff. For the hats I used stickles and for the "snow" at her feet I used iredescent glamour dust which you can get from here. I'm thinking we may get a white Christmas here as it is brass monkeys and it's been snowing on and off too.
Stamps:- Magnolia & Fontwerks (date stamp)
Papers:- HOTP
Brads:- HOTP

Thursday, 15 November 2007

Mini Stamps

These have just arrived. They were only £1.50 each. They are all little interlocking stamps or they can be used as one big stamp. Ideal for the middles of suspension cards. Good value I thought. I bought them online from 3D Jean in the new products bit.

Another one....

Another suspension card, this time the suspended image is from a Stampin Up set called loads of love. Paper is paper adventures again, can you tell I'm trying to use it all up??
Stamps:- Stampin Up
Papers:- Paper Adventures
Jelly Stickers:- Paper Adventures
Brads;- HOTP

Wednesday, 14 November 2007

Suspension Card

Today I made this suspension card. The first photo is a scanned one but doesn't actually show the suspended bit properly so I took the second photo with my camera. Not a very good photo but you can see the suspended bit better.

I got the idea from SCS on their project forum. The papers and jelly stickers are from a kit I got last year. The scallop frame has been done with my Cricut.
Stamps:- Penny Black (? mouse) & text is Penny Black
Papers:- Basic Grey & Paper Adventures
Jelly stickers :- Paper Adventures
Frame :- Cricut Mini Monograms
Corners:- Ellison die cuts

Winter has arrived.

Just about to walk out of the door to take the kids to the school bus and it started snowing. It's still coming down and there is a light layer on the ground now. It is very cold though I think the radio said -3 today!!! If it carries on and we get a lot I'll take some photos. It's predicted that we are in for a bad Winter here, in Germany. I don't mind it but when it turns to that horrible dirty slush it's awful. The older kids have to travel 1 1/2 hours by bus to get to school so it usually means they get to have extra days off because of the snow. And how come it never snows Christmas day it's always just before or just after. I'd love a white Christmas especially since my Mum is coming over to stay with us this year. I'm looking forward to going to the Christmas fairs too, they are so beautiful in Germany with lots of lovely handmade decorations. Oh and of course the gluwein and hot food!! :-)

Tuesday, 13 November 2007


Here's todays offering. A whippersnapper image of Rudolph. The papers, ribbon and blooms are from my Sarah's monthly card kit. The Season's Greetings is from HOTP. I have made three things today but can't show two of them because they are for my DT. Once they've been shown on there I will put them up on my blog.

Stamps:- Whippersnapper

Papers:- American Crafts

Monday, 12 November 2007

Anyone feel sorry for me???

This is what I married!! On Sunday he decided to entertain the kids by shoving frankfurters up his nostrils.


I don't often scrapbook but I did this one for the Design Team I'm on. I was sent some Vintage Sarapaper's in the kit and thought this photo would go well with them. Lol I'm the one in the middle on the trike. Wish my hair was that blonde now!

Friday, 9 November 2007

Inky Antics Turtle

Another one I made today this time with an Inky Antic image, thanks again Janice. :-)

I used my GoGo Greetings kit for this one except the "thanks so much " which is a SU stamp. Prismas and zest it used again.
Papers:- Basic Grey, Mellow
Stamps:- Inky Antics & SU

House Mouse

Here's one of today's cards a Christmas card using a House Mouse image. I received some lovely images from a lady off SCS called Janice. Thanks Janice! :-)The papers and the blossom are from my Sarah's card kit. You can't see very well but at the top and bottom of the card there is a length of ribbon with glittery bits in it. I bought that this morning from the German supermarket with the kit in mind. The Xmas text is from a HOTP kit. And finally the date stamp is from Fontwerks or is Fontworks? Anyway it is a useful stamp. Oh and of course the image is coloured in the usual way, Prismas and zest it.
Papers:- American Crafts
Stamps:- House Mouse & Fontworks

Thursday, 8 November 2007

Magic Slider Card part 2

Okay so here it is , not 100% right but I had a good go and it took me long enough!! You have to get the measurements spot on. Kept me busy for a while anyway. Mmm and thinking about it maybe I should have put in a white background instead of red.
Stamps:- Magnolia
Papers:- Paper Adventures
How dirty is my scanner????????

Magic Slider Card

Right , today I'm off to make a "Magic Slider Card" , I've been meaning to make one for ages as I'd seen the instructions on SCS. I've printed off the instructions, just got to make it now. I may be gone a while!!!!! I'll put it on this post when I'm done.

Wednesday, 7 November 2007

Christmas Bella Card

I've been busy today but I can only show one thing as the other two are for my DT challenge on Saturday. So here is a Christmas card I made using my first Sarah's monthly card kit. The stamps are the only thing I didn't get in the kit. Must say thanks to Caz for sending me the Bella image , thanks Caz!!

Stamps:- Bella & SU
Papers:- American Crafts
Scallops:- Cricut Mini Monograms

Tuesday, 6 November 2007

Cricut Expression

Well I have just ordered my Christmas pressie!! A Cricut Expression with 4 cartridges and 7 ink markers. I already have the baby Cricut but was finding it too limited with the cartridges I already have. Ie. the scalloped shapes and gift bags were coming up a bit small. I am being good though as I will sell the baby Cricut when the Expression comes.
Has anybody used the markers and if you have , are they any good?

Today I need to upload my DT stuff on the Crop 'til you Drop blog. And then I'm intending to have a play with my Sarah's cardmaking kit which comes monthly. It's my first one.
In between all that I need to go to the shops, do some housework and some more washing.

Oh also had some good news that my Sugar Nellie Candy box is on it's way, I won it a couple of weeks ago. Sugar Nellies are a new range of stamps that will be out soon.

Have a good day everyone.

Monday, 5 November 2007

Another one!

Just had time to make this card. The card blank came with the GoGo Greetings kit but I cut out the 3 apertures and put the blooms in with sticky dots. Must go and do some washing now. :-)

Go Go Greetings Kit

I just received my first GoGo Greetings monthly kit and it was the lovely Basic Grey Mellow papers and die cuts. So I made this very Autumnal card. With each kit you get a little acrylic stamp and this time it was the cherries. I stamped them out onto two different papers and tried to make it look like they were hanging off the tree branch.

Crop 'Til You Drop Challenge

As you may or may not know I'm part of the Crop 'til you Drop Design Team and every Saturday one of the DT sets a challenge. Saturday just gone was Charli's turn and she set a sketch challenge , you can see it here. So this is how I interpreted it. If you enter you could win a prize as at the end of the month all the challenge entries are judged by the DT team and the best one gets a prize. Just to say the DT do if for fun and their work is not taken into consideration for the prize.

Stamp: Bella (thanks Caz)
Papers: HOTP Christmas Creative Pad
Brad: HOTP

Saturday, 3 November 2007

Getting organised for Christmas

I keep forgetting to put my DT stuff on my blog. I'm a design team member for Crop til you drop.
I received my fab kit this week and there were some gorgeous things in it so I set straight to work. As I was thinking of getting organised for Christmas I decided to make something to get me organised now!! So here it is, a Christmas list book. A bit of recycling was needed so I made the base from a cereal box!! I used my bind it all to make the book. The idea is to hang it in the kitchen and when I remember things to write it down in the book and then when I go out shopping I can take the book with me. When it is hanging up the book just slips into the pocket by the back cover.

Friday, 2 November 2007

Father Christmas from Magnolia

I had the time to use at least one of my new Magnolia stamps today and here it is. The picture never seems to show up the sparkle but it is nice and sparkly due to stickles. The torn layers, Santa's fur on his clothes and the fir tree all have sparkly bits.I've coloured in the usual way , prismas and zest it. The little snowflakes are made with a punch and some decorative paper. I tore the papers to create a layered effect like snow.

Stamps:- Fence & Santa from Magnolia
Papers:- Basic Grey Jack Frost
Sparkle:- Stickles

Thursday, 1 November 2007


Nothing from me today. The two youngest have a day off school for a German bank holiday. The two eldest went to school on the bus and got half way and then got told they had to come home because of a burst pipe!! I did do something a bit crafty I suppose. I subscribed to a monthly card kit from Sarah's cards. They look yummy!! Hmm that's two monthly kits I've subscribed to now. Don't tell DH!!!