Monday, April 20, 2009

Spring has Sprung!

Ahhhhh Spring! Sorry I have not posted a card in a while...I have been painting ceilings - a LOT of ceilings!!!

I thought I should post a few photos of the project I am talking about,

The first photo was just a few weeks ago and the bottom photo was taken this weekend, so as you can see we have been BUSY!!! I still have LOT of painting to do! We ordered carpet which arrives on the 29th and we decided to go ahead and re carpet the whole house too as my carpets are very worn, we were told that all we had to do was remove knick problem I thought until I looked around my house and realized just how many knick knacks I have!!! This will take FOREVER! Yet something else added to my looooooooong to do list

It will all be worth it.

Here's what I used for the card:

The stamps are Unity Little Buggers, Spellbinders pinking circles, ribbon by Creative Impressions.

Don't forget I still have Lizzie Anne stamps & Marvy punches on sale and all of my Spellbinders are FREE SHIPPING within the USA.

Happy Springy Monday everyone :D

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Going insane!!

I apologize for being absent from the blogging world, if you saw my house you would know why hahaha!

We have been adding a basement (play area) and also I took down a shelf in my bedroom which was like something out of the Flintstones era!!! It was wood with builders mud and chicken wire!!! UGH!

I have been surrounded by chaos and now my head is in chaos!!! Is it the same for you?

I will try and get a card made this week. I hope you all have a lovely Easter. My girls had so much fun they didn't want the day to end!


Wednesday, April 1, 2009

As promised... is my card. I can't believe I haven't made one for over a week! I decided to try out my new Spellbinders emboss plates and they are FAB!

I have a Cuttlebug so to use these in a cuttlebug (and also to emboss the Spellbinder Nesties in the cuttlebug) here's what I do...

...I put the big A plate down, then a B plate, then my emboss folder face up and on top of that I place 2 of Spellbinders Polymer mats. Cover all this with the second B plate and run it through my machine and VIOLA!

I only wish that my camera would have picked up the detail better, it's so stunning in real life! I will try this our with a darker colour in a few days :)
Here's what I used for the card:
Little Buggers Stamp set by Unity
Spellbinders Impressabilities - Paisley
Creative Impressions gingham ribbon

Tuesday, March 31, 2009

New Stock!

I now have Labels 1, 2, 3 & 4 back in stock!

I have also decided to sell the Spellbinders polymer mats which I use in my Cuttlebug with my Spellbinder dies :)

The picture at the top of this post is of their new Impressabilities - these look fabulous! Once I have figured out how to use them in my Cuttlebug I will blog about it. I now need to find the time to play! hahaha!

I promise I will post a card REALLY soon! I've been working too hard lately, need to take the time to play a little :D

Saturday, March 28, 2009

NEW STOCK! By Our Craft Lounge...

I discovered these way back in January at the CHA show and instantly fell in love with these Sparkly Flocks...I can't wait to try them out! The best part is that they are only $2.99 a pot!
I have also decided to stock a few of their stamp sets, if they sell then I will buy more...many more! If ever there is something you would like me to stock just let me know and I will see if I can get it :D
I hope everyone is having a lovely weekend...I am looking forward to watching the Grand Prix today - fingers crossed for Hamilton!! I also hear that there is going to be an American team doing Formula One next year! It's fun to watch!

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Marvy Punches on SALE!!!!

All my Marvy punches are 25% off!! I love these punches - SO easy to use and some of them are big enough to use around a stamped image! I love the Extra Giga's they are approximately 3"+ FABULOUS!
You can find all these items HERE - happy shopping! :)
Oh yes and I combine shipping - within the USA shipping for one punch is $5.95 (Priority mail) but for 6+ punches it will be no more than $9.80 (priority flat rate box) I will squeeze as many as I can in there for you...SO MAKE SURE YOU STOCK UP!!!!

Monday, March 23, 2009


He'zzzzzzzzz Zo cute!!!! I am having a lot of fun with these Unity Stamps! I am also ADDICTED to Spellbinders hahaha!
I hope everyone is having a lovely Monday is going GREAT so far! My good friend Dawn and her beautiful Daughter Rachel stopped by (out of the blue) for a cuppa...not choccy! Yummy Cadbury's hot Choccy :) I love it when I get surprise visitors :D
She got to see this card is real life and thought it was CUTE!
Here's what I used:
Unity Little Buggers Stamp set
Prima Ivory Center kisses
Shimmerz Angle Wings
Copic markers - C-1, E00, R32 & Y17
Patterned paper is from a 6x6 Fancy Pants pack
All other cardstock is from my scrap draw (I'm a good girl)

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Busy Busy!

Sorry I haven't got around to making another card yet this has taken over. Today I was with my husband - helping with a building project, of course we went out for lunch ;)

Then this evening was my girls' Science Fair - so we had fun looking at all the projects at their school. Tomorrow morning I get to play with my VERY good friends baby all morning - her name is Zoe and she is ADORABLE!! (she's about 7 months old) I haven't see her cry yet! She is SO content. Such a happy little thing!

So there are my excuses...just too busy this week - but in a good way :D

I hope you are all having a lovely week too!

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Willing Spring to come!

Okay so I live near Seattle and yet again last night they were speculating on the news that there was more snow to come!!!! NO!! I am fighting this by making a Springy card...I have put a little green on there to acknowledge St Patrick's Day :D

My daughter is much better now, thank you for all your kind comments and wishes.

Here's what I used:
Lizzie Anne Designs Dreaming of Dots & Say it in Script
Marvy Extra Giga rectangle and scalloped rectangle punches
Shimmerz Angel Wings (center of flowers)
Ribbon is by Alexx Kesh
Rhinestones are Me and My Big Ideas Clear
Cardstock is Bazzil Bling Crystal Blue

I managed to make a card without using my Spellbinders!! I'm in shock! Hahaha!

Friday, March 13, 2009

Lynzee's not well :(

My daughter is home - she has had a chesty cough for about a week now and this morning her tummy decided to join in and be sick too. While she was reading her book (she's ALWAYS reading!) I snook into the other room and made her this card. She is CRAZY about dragons and her favourite colour is...yes you guessed :)
The best part was that she perked up a little when I gave it her so that makes me happy. She is back to reading her book with the card sat in front of her...every now and then she waves back to her little dragon - SO cute!
Here's what I used:
Lizzie Anne Designs Once Upon a Time stamp set
Copic Spika (Sparkle) markers
Spellbinders Pinking circles
Adornit ribbon
Shimmerz Celery (for the wings)

Thursday, March 12, 2009

More YUMMY shimmerz!

I have more Shimmerz colours in my store. I am SO in love with these!!! Lots of yummy colours! Don't forget I also have a sale on Bo Bunny products which includes little flowers, buttons and brads packaged in Magnetic tins! 40% off!!!
I had a very productive day yesterday...I had a to-do list as long as my arm and all but the ironing got done...I'm not a fan of ironing!! Hahaha! Hopefully I will get a chance to make some cards later today!
I hope everyone is having a lovely day - it's cold here (Nr Seattle) but the sun is shining and that makes ALL the difference!

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Cocktails anyone?

Okay so I couldn't resist playing with my new Unity stamps...This Cocktail set is just too juicy! I can see me playing with this a lot - in scrapbooks too!
Here's what I used:
Cocktail Party by Unity Stamps
Prima Flowers - Lemon
Angel Wings Shimmerz (for the glasses)
Cuttlebug swirls
Ribbon - Adornit
Spellbinders Labels One

With all my new Prima flowers and my new Stamp sets I feel like a kid in a candy store! I have to be good and just pick a couple to play with...wish I could have them all!!!

Monday, March 9, 2009


They have arrived!!! I now stock UNITY STAMPS! I love the red rubber which is why I love Lizzie Anne stamps so much so Unity stamps were the obvious next step for me :D

If there are any stamps from this company that you would like to see in my store then please do not hesitate to ask...I can't wait to play with them all!!!

I was in SUCH a good mood this morning that I have decided to have a sale on all Bo Bunny items...40% off!!! I must be mad!! Hahaha!

A very happy Monday to you all.


Thursday, March 5, 2009

British Mother's Day

The British mothering Sunday in March 22nd this year and this is why I have made this card early in the eyes of anyone American...I'm lucky I get 2 Mother's Days ;) part of the perk of living so far away from home.
This card is for my Mum...the one who likes know who you are hahaha! (yes I know you are reading this too!)
Mother's Day is the day after my Niece Lauren's Birthday...Lauren has already seen her card thanks to Grandma tipping her off (ballerina below) so now it's Lauren's turn to call Grandma and tell her that her card is on my blog now ;) it's only fair! Hahaha!
I don't mind people seeing them before they get the cards as the photos NEVER seem to do them justice!
Here's what I used...
Lizzie Anne Designs Au Naturale set
Spellbinders Labels One
V-15, V-17, Y-17, YR68, 0 Copics
Patterned paper is Basic Grey
Shimmerz - Marigold
Prima Center kissed Ivory gem flowers
This was made with the Lizzie Anne template of the week which you can find here. I really enjoy doing these!

Wednesday, March 4, 2009


I don't get awards very often but I have received TWO from Linda within just a few weeks!! She is SO sweet! I need to pass this along to 10 of my Fav's...this will be SO hard! I have to include the lovely Linda as one of them :) Here's the other 9

Tricia (Lizzie), Marlou, Maureen, All Pink Girl, MiamiKel, Jean, Danielle, Terrie B and Connie (stampinfrog)

These are the ladies who I have seen visiting my blog a lot lately and I LOVE YOU ALL!


Monday, March 2, 2009

YUMMY Prima Flowers and gems!

I Bought these at CHA - which seems SO long ago now!!! These are GORGEOUS!!! So detailed. You can find all of my new PRIMA products here

The ones above are the Painterly collection. The gem flowers below are so sparkly and FUN! I can't wait to play with them!
These Daisy Dreams are SO fantastic I feel like plonking them all one one card as it is and VOILA - done! Hahaha! I think you might see me playing with these a LOT!

I have made my prices VERY competitive and remember I combine shipping! HAPPY MONDAY EVERYONE!

Thursday, February 26, 2009

LAD Challenge

When I saw that Lizzie Anne's Challenge this week was to add sparkle I just HAD to join in :) You can find their challenge here
This is made with Lizzie Anne Design's In The Meadow stamp set - SO cute!
The sparkles are Shimmerz Pixie Dust and a Me & my big ideas bling gem
The green card stock is Bazzill Bling
I need to join in more often with these :) it was fun!

Monday, February 23, 2009

Aloha Shimmerz!

I am in LURVE with these Shimmerz! I have used Pixie Dust on my little Hula Girl today and it just WOW's it! You can kind of see it in this photo.
I am trying to get through all my cardstock scraps...trying to be 'green' and not wasteful. It is quite inspiring actually. I highly recommend it ;)
Here's what I used:
Pixie Dust Shimmerz
Lizzie Anne Garden Isle Set
Prima Flowers (coming VERY soon to my store!)
Giga Scallop Oval punch
Cardstock is Stampin Up and the patterned cardstock is DCWV pockets full of posies matstack (I think!) again it was one of my scraps :D
This is going to be a GREAT week I can feel it! I hope you all have a FANTASTIC week too!

Friday, February 20, 2009

It's Tea Time!

YAY! I finally got around to making a Tea Time card...these images have been coloured in for a while just waiting to me made into a beautiful card! Tricia inspired me to get it done by her lovely words on her blog.
Being British EVERYTHING revolves around Tea...Tricia mentioned that I even take my tea on mini Vacations...well...when I went to China for 3 months I took enough of my favourite tea to last our entire visit hahaha...that's a LOT of tea when I drink between 3 and 4 cups a day!
I actually like it now that Tricia has moved further away (bare with me!) as when we see each other now it's not such a mad dash. When she drives to my house it takes her around 45 minutes so naturally she is not going to drive straight back she stays for a cuppa, my card is dedicated to Tricia 'Fancy a cuppa darling?'
In England it's a daily occurrence, friends are always popping around for a cuppa and a chat...we need to do more of that here is America, people are just too busy, we need to make time to smell the roses and enjoy tea with friends :)

Here's what I used to make this card (most of which is in my store):
Lizzie Anne Designs Tea Time stamp set
Stickles Diamond
Marvy Mega scallop oval punch
Spellbinders Ribbon Tags trio (can you tell I like these??)
Ribbon is from Making memories
The stripy cardstock is by Lizzie Anne Designs - it's FAB!

I have FREE SHIPPING within USA on all my Spellinders now :)

Wednesday, February 18, 2009


I am SO happy with this card! I needed a beautiful card for my beautiful Niece and as her favourite colour is purple I think she will like this card!
I absolutely adore this polkadot ribbon! YUMMY! The Ballerina is of course Lizzie Anne's along with the sentiment which was taken from their Sketched Sentiments set.
I used Spellbinders Ribbon Tags trio and also the cuttle bug dots. I also used my marvy giga and extra giga scalloped rectangle punches...I can't seem to do a project without using a punch!
I coloured the ballerina in with my Copic Spica's and C-1 and E00 Ciao's.
As I am writing this I have 3 guys digging up my garden ready to lay paving for my patio!! I am SO excited! I will post before and after photos when they have finished :)
I am now off to read the end of my book...Deception Point by Dan Brown...oooh it's gripping!

Monday, February 16, 2009

Big and Beautiful Butterfly.

POP! Wow! This turned out better than I had hoped. I love the butterfly and I embossed it so it's absolutely GORGEOUS in real life but maybe it was too big for this size card :S Ho Hum! This photo actually does it no justice...

The butterfly is from an Inkadinkado set. I am a die-hard Lizzie Anne Designs fan but I think I need to have more selection in my store and I had a lot of fun playing with this stamp.
My 2 lovely daughters are home from school today and tomorrow so we get to play :) My eldest daughter (9yrs old) is a read-a-holic and is currently ploughing through the Twilight series...she is WAY ahead of me! My youngest (7 yrs old) LOVES to draw. Both love making cards - just Mummy has a hard time sharing ;) tee hee.
I hope you all had a lovely weekend...roll on Spring!!!!

Saturday, February 14, 2009


THANK YOU to everyone who entered my BLOG CANDY. I have a list of all your colour combo's next to my craft desk for inspiration :)

Now let me announce the winner of my BLOG CANDY! Drum roll daughter picked the number and it is.....number 3. CONGRATULATIONS MiamiKel. Let me know which stamp set you would like.

Here is a card that I made for my Husband...

...This is Lizzie Anne's Tattoo single stamp and then I stamped 'You Rock' inside :)

HAPPY VALENTINE'S DAY to everyone <>

Friday, February 6, 2009

Shimmer Shimmery Shimmerz!

POP POP POP! Oh my I am LOVING these Shimmerz!!! Look how it made this cake POP!

Here's what I used (click on them to see them in my store)...Don't forget Lizzie Anne Stamps are on sale right now for a limited time!

Shimmerz (Angel Wings), Spellbinders Scallop Square Large & Tiny Tags, Lizzie Anne Designs Gettin' Hitched, Just words and So Swirly stamp sets.

I wish I knew someone who was getting married!! I was just in the mood to colour in this cake! Here are the colours I used. Click on the picture to see it larger :) This is my favourite colour combo at the moment.

Don't forget to enter for my BLOG CANDY below. All you have to do is tell me your favourite colour combo to enter :)

Wednesday, February 4, 2009


Okay so I have been noticing lately how FABULOUS shading looks and so decided to jump in and give it a go! I tried the 'kidney shape' trick! Hmmm, I think it looks okay - I would love to hear what you think or if you have any tricks :)
I love this Lizzie Anne set - High Hellos - it is definitely one of my favourites. Don't forget all Lizzie Anne sets are on sale in my store at the moment...I don't put them on sale very often (normally just once a year) so don't miss out!!!

You can find them here...Lizzie Anne Sale
Also don't forget to enter my Blog Candy...thank you to everyone who has entered so far. I will be trying out your colour combos on my future cards ;)

Thursday, January 29, 2009


WOO HOO! It's Blog Candy time!!!

I am giving away one of the FANTASTIC Lizzie Anne Designs stamp sets and the lucky winner gets to CHOOSE which set they would like from my store! You get to pick!!!! You can have a look at what I have here.

The only 'rule' I have is when you leave your name please also leave your favourite colour co ordinations too. I have Stampin Up markers and have recently invested in the Copic Ciao sets so either leave their names or their numbers - I can't wait to see what you favourites are.

I swear I am slightly colour blind - I am NO good at coordinating colours at all! I need your help :)

Thank you in advance and GOOD LUCK!

I will be drawing the lucky name on Valentine's Day

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

CHA fun!

Well, we worked hard and we played hard!Here I am with Tricia (left) from Lizzie Anne Designs outside CHA. The show was much smaller this year but we still managed to find some cute new items for our stores. The Beach photo was taken the morning we were leaving to go back home. That's Meridith from Lizzie Anne Designs on the left :) It was such a nice warm day it would have been criminal NOT to walk along this beautiful beach!

There was a lot of hustle and bustle when Paris Hilton entered the convention - yes I said Paris Hilton!

I did get to see Jane Seymour and she is SO beautiful! My husband bought me her open heart necklace for Christmas.

She was a little more creative than Paris - she painted while she was at the show and it was amazing to see. She is breathlessly beautiful!

We missed you Joslyn!

All in all we got a lot done and had a lot of fun doing it. I can't think of 2 nicer ladies to spend 4 days in the sun with.

Friday, January 23, 2009

YUMMY Spellbinders!

I love love love these newer shapes from Spellbinders!!! I have been away for a while so I am probably the last to know about them! I have about 7 new shapes in store right now and I am off to CHA tonight with Tricia from Lizzie Anne Designs to see their even NEWER stuff! I am SO excited! I also have the new Extra Giga punches just delivered which I am trying to get into my store before I leave! So much to do so little time! I will be back home late Tuesday evening so any orders in my store will be shipped out Wednesday morning :)

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

ALL Lizzie Anne on SALE!!!

I don't do this very often but I have been in a very happy mood today and wanted to spread some happiness and so therefore I decided to put ALL Lizzie Anne sets and singles on SALE!!!
I go to CHA this weekend and can't wait to find some cute new goodies for my store - I will share all my finds with you when I get back - I'm SO excited!!!

Monday, January 19, 2009

Heartfelt Birthday

Oh how I love buttons! These are Wild Berry by Bo Bunny. They have co-ordinating brads and scrummy flowers too! I'm trying to stick with my new 'simple' theme but I won't lie - it's hard!!!

I coloured in using my Copics. The stamps are Lizzie Anne Designs L'amour and Happy Birthday and the Ink is Brilliance Graphite black - it's a shimmery FAST DRYING ink - LOVE it! The ribbon is Creative impressions. The pink card is part of a card and envelope kit - it makes things SO much easier having it to hand.

Happy Monday! HUGS!

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

In the Hula mood!

I apologise for not making cards sooner but I am SUCH a nice person that I lent my good friend Dawn all my Lizzie Anne stamps while I was away and with all the snow and flooding we have had I have only just got them back :)
So for Christmas we bought my 7 & 9 year old girls a Wii - and yes I am LOVING it! I especially like the Wii Fit and I am Hula Hooping ALL the time! In fact on Monday my friend Laurie came over and we played like little kids and then yesterday I had Tanya and Dawn (with my stamps ;)) come over and we all played and had fun! I'm thinking we should make this a weekly thing! My abs are going to be rock hard by next month! Who'd have thought that keeping in shape could be so much fun!
This beauty is from Lizzie Anne's Garden Isle set, the bling - me and my big ideas. My New Years resolution is to 'keep things simple' this card to me is as simple as it gets.
I hope you like it :D

Monday, January 12, 2009


After my whirlwind adventures I am now home. 3 months in Beijing was a positive experience - The Great Wall was more than Great! It was truly breathtaking. We got home at the beginning of December and then 2 weeks later we headed to Florida to meet up with family for Christmas - boy did we have fun!

I am home now and getting back into the swing of things, my store is now back online and I am working on making some cards to show on my blog :) Please keep checking back.

I hope you are having a fantastic Monday. All great weeks start with a fantastic Monday ;)

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

My Beijing Adventure...

I am in Beijing until the end of can follow my Beijing adventure I will start posting back to this blog after I return :)

Thursday, August 21, 2008

Look what I did!

This is my first Digital page! I am SO excited that I managed to do it!!! I did it through Photoshop Elements. My lovely friend Rebecca sent me a link through YOU TUBE which was a tutorial and I couldn't have done it without that! The paper etc. for this page was FREE from Shabby Princess I downloaded them ALL!! I was trying to figure out if I could get clever enough to do this while I am in Beijing. I have a LOT to learn but I am so happy that I have finally finished a page!