Sunday, March 30, 2008

For Brooklynn

Stamps: Lizzie Anne High Hellos
Cardstock: Bazzill Bling & SU Eggplant Envy (I think!)
Ink: SU Eggplant Envy & Basic Black. SU Markers - Yoyo Yellow & Only Orange
Tools & Embellishments: Scalloped corner adorner, deckled scissors & corner flower punch. For the sparkles I used a quickie glue pen & SU Dazzling diamonds (these are still my favourite sparkles!

This card was made for Brooklynn, she's 8 - well she's really 2 as she was born on Feb 29th! She was Baptised yesterday and we were honored to be invited to share in her special day, she LOVES yellow so it HAD to have yellow!
Well we had 4 inches of snow last night!!! My poor daffodils are buried :( My girls have been having a lot of fun with the snow - VERY exciting! They made a Kitty, a Dog, a Rabbit, a person and a bird! All out of snow - how very clever! We took a photo but you can't really make them out which is a shame because they worked so hard on them :)

Friday, March 28, 2008

In the Treetop

Stamps: Lizzie Anne Designs In the Treetop
Cardstock: Bazzill Bling & SU Whisper White
Ink: SU So Saffron & Always Artichoke
Tools & Embellishments: Cuttlebug D'Vine Swirl, Marvy Giga Scallop Rectangle & Adornit Swirly Ribbon
I had a lot of fun making this card. I decided I would dust off my cuttlebug and actually use it hahaha! I have only 2 emboss folders, this swirly one and then a snowflake one! I really must invest in a few more ;) The Ribbon takes center stage here, I absolutely LOVE this ribbon, Creative Impressions have a few different colours too. I'm off to get my taxes sent off (finally!) it's at times like this that I wish we lived in England and to top that it's SNOWING!! Quite heavily too!

Spellbinders Nestabilities!!!

I am SOOOOOO excited, a bunch of my Nestabilities came so they are now in my store :) This picture shows what the dies can do - as well as die cutting you can emboss with them and stencil with them too!!! I still have a few of them on back order - all the new long rectangles and the new tags but I do have some of the classics! Now I need to figure out how to use them with my cuttlebug - hmmm, this is going to be fun! I will post another card later today...I have to do a few household chores first and then my mind will be free to be creative. Right now all I can think about is all the ironing I have to do!!!

Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Fairy Wishes

Stamps: Lizzie Anne High Hellos & Fairy
Cardstock: (Scraps)
Ribbon: Adorn it
Tools & Embellishments: Me & My Big Ideas self Adhesive Rhinestones, Icicle Stickles, Fiskars hand held flower punch & Flowers are from the Noteworthy Embellishment jar
I love love love these self adhesive Rhinestones! I can't seem to make a card these days without them! I have had another busy busy day! I need a vacation to look forward to! My Mum gets here on the 14th April so we are all counting down to that :) My little girls are excited to see their Nanna.

Tuesday, March 25, 2008


It's my very first one and it was given by the FABULOUS Dawn at Buggin' around she so nice and her creations are gorgeous!
It's the Arte Y Pico award! I am completely thrilled! Apparently the "Arte Y Pico" (Art & More) is given to bloggers who share their art and creativity making their contribution to the blogger world. My turn to pass it on :) I choose Carol at Crazy for Crafting and I have just realized it's her Birthday today so Happy Birthday to you :D, I also pick Dawny P at Pink Piggy , Dawn at All Pink Girl , I would also like to give it to Tricia at Letters from Lizzie (she is a very busy lady) at lastly I would like to send it back to Dawn at Buggin' around (linky above)...she inspires me too :D (It didn't say I couldn't do that in the rules ;) ) I've just realized how many Dawn's inspire me!!!
Here are the rules:

1) You have to pick 5 blogs that you consider deserve this award for their creativity, design, interesting material, and also contributes to the blogging community, no matter what language.

2) Each award has to have the name of the author and also a link to his or her blog to be visited by everyone.

3) Each award winner has to show the award and put the name and link to the blog that has given her or him the award itself.

4) Award-winner and the one who has given the prize have to show the link of "Arte y Pico" blog , so everyone will know the origin of this award.

5) To show these rules.

Updated Kitchen! (Phase one)

We have been SO busy this weekend. We had new Quartz countertops fitted on Friday (Yay no more grubby tile grout to scrub with a toothbrush!) and so Saturday I spent 12+ hours painting the kitchen, hallway and nook. 12 hours!!! There was a LOT of edging! John (my clever husband) was the Gas Man...a plumber...and a tiler!!! among other professions! A very productive day. The next step will be refacing the cabinets. We found a fabulous direct buy website which only costs a fraction of the price that you would buy it from Lowes or Home depot for the exact same product :D Now I have chairs to fit together...I promise I will make a card today and post it by this evening. Right now I need to help at my daughters school...if I don't mark the Math homework then nobody will!!!! Hahahaha!

Thursday, March 20, 2008

Sharing the Lizzie Love! 20% off entire line!!!

This card has been made using Lizzie Anne's High Hellos set. The Rhinestones are Me & My Big Ideas. Unfortunately I can't remember where I got the patterned paper! I have decided to have a bit of a Spring Fling and those who love Lizzie Anne stamps are going to benefit from it - yes I have ALL my Lizzie Anne stamps on sale for the very first time for (drum role please) a massive 20% off!!! This is only for a limited time so make the most of it ladies :) I don't plan on having them on sale again until maybe next year. HAPPY SHOPPING!

Wednesday, March 19, 2008


It arrived!!! It finally arrived!!! My Cosmo Cricket order from CHA! Ooooooohh it's all just so lovely and scrumptious! I've made sure that my prices are very competitive so check out what I have in stock. Here's a sneak peak at a little bit of what I have...

The COGSMO collection is SO CUTE! The Paper Crafting Kits are BRILLIANT! Can you tell how excited I am - I'm about to burst!!!
A very happy Wednesday to everyone :D

Monday, March 17, 2008

Lizzie Anne Design Challenge

You can find the Lizzie Anne Design Challenger here. The challenge was to keep it green in honour of St. Patrick's Day :) The BEST thing about this card...I used all scraps! What a good girl I am :) HAPPY St. PATRICK'S DAY TO EVERYONE!!!

Wednesday, March 12, 2008


Stamps: Lizzie Anne Designs High Hellos
Cardstock: SU Eggplant Envy (yes it's the old stuff!), Bazzill Bling & Gypsy by Basic Grey
Ink/Markers: SU Markers & Brilliance Graphite Black ink
Embellishments: Diamond Stickles & butterfly punch
So I actually made this card on Monday but for the rest of Monday I Spring Cleaned the downstairs of my house - SO - to congratulate myself I have been shopping since :) Tuesday I bought myself a beautiful springy dress (Spring WILL arrive soon!) and also found the PERFECT pair of capris, it's so hard to find the perfect I wish I had bought two!!! Anyway today my very good friend (she's like a sister to me) Tanya invited me to go to Costco with her. So 2 days of shopping! My kind of life! I still have SUCH a big to-do list, it's so long it's off putting! I'm taking's the one great thing I learned from FLYlady. Oh and the 10 minute dash is a LIFESAVER! My kids love it when I set the timer and tell them we only have 10 minutes to tidy their playroon and bedroon AND it actually works and instead of them dawdling it motivates them to speed up. More time for playing :D It's a WIN WIN.

Thursday, March 6, 2008

Lizzie Anne Design Challenge

Stamps: Lizzie Anne Design's Once Upon a Time and Dreaming of Dots
Cardstock: All SU Blues
Inks: SU Blues
Tools: Super Jumbo Circle Punch & Mega Scallop Circle Punch
I AM LOVING THIS RIBBON! Okay calm down and breathe...1...2...3...I'm okay now! This is for the Lizzie Anne Design challenge this week. The fabulous Joslyn gave us the layout and the twist was that you had to stick with the same colour family - harder than I thought it would be! Haha! I decided to make another dragon card (my second) as my daughter Lynzee is MAD about them and it was about time I made her another one for her shrine!

Wednesday, March 5, 2008

Adornit Ribbons! YUMMY!

Ta daa! This is my GORGEOUS Adornit Ribbons! I can't wait to use some of it! This is a little more pricey than my other ribbons - almost double the price but I still wanted to keep the price down so they are on sale for $4.99 for 4 Yards! BARGAIN! You can find them here. I think I will work on the Lizzie Anne Design Challenge tomorrow morning, I'm a little tired right now - could do with an early night!
Thanks for stopping by :D

High Hellos

Stamps: Lizzie Anne Design's High Hellos
Cardstock: Red with Pink envelope set, Orange from 6x6 Basic Grey Gypsy paper pack, SU whisper white and Basic Black
Inks: Brilliance Graphite Black & SU Watercolor Pencils
Ribbon: Creative Impressions red with white dots and edge.
Punches: Uchida Extra Jumbo Scallop Oval & SU Rectangle hand held punch
Embellishments: Me & My Big Ideas Rhinestones red, pink & orange
I am like a child is a sweet shop! I am surrounded by SO much beautiful ribbon! I just HAD to start using some. I love this red with white dots, so eye-popping! I had a lot of fun yesterday putting together ribbon collections you MUST check them out. I also have some Adorn it ribbon that I am hoping to get in my store later today! This ribbon is SO gorgeous! I just ran out of the Cropper Hopper Ribbon Cards to store them on so I need to pop out and buy a few more :)

Tuesday, March 4, 2008

Ribbon heaven!

I am on cloud 9 right now...I am drowning in BEAUTIFUL ribbons! I bought far too many from CHA (I just couldn't stop myself!) and now I am creating samplers to sell in my eBay store :) This is the first one that I have put together. It is ribbon by Alexx Kesh & Co. Daisy ribbon, Herringbone ribbon and poco-dot Satin ribbon stored on a hangable ribbon card. All are SO beautiful!!! I will be adding a ribbon section to my store so you can easily find all these luscious goodies.