Sunday, 27 February 2011

Items for sale!!!!!!



Hiya everyone,

I have been having a tidy up today and have decided to get rid of some stuff! They are available on a first come first served basis and I will only accept paypal for payment.

Firstly we have 3 Cosmo Cricket sets. I have garden variety, material girl and joyride. These are all brand new in their packets.



Each set includes:-

1 x 12" scrapbooking kit RRP £16.99
1 x 12" Sheet of matching adhesive chipboard letters RRP £4.99

I will sell each set for £12 + £3 P+P (in the UK)

(If somebody would like all 3 sets I will only charge one lot of P+P)




Next up is a massive load of 12x12 papers - hundreds in fact. I estimate that there is about 3 pizza box loads full. These are mostly patterned but there are a few plain solid colour ones but not many. There are a few papers that are duplicated but not many. Lots of different colours and patterns etc. Making memories, K & Co, Pebbles inc are a few of the brands included. A few may be a little dogeared on the corners but the majority are in pefect condition. I added my bone folder to give you an idea of the amount.


I would like £20 for this + £10 P+P (in the UK - it's very heavy although if P+P is considerably less I will refund the extra paid - I just can't be bothered taking it to the post office to get it weighed)


This a sizzix leaf #3 original green die. It is a duplicate so I don't need this one.

£2.50 + £1 P+P (in the UK)


Lastly is a lot of 16 rubber stamps - these have never been used and are in perfect condition. They vary in size so I have put a few coins around them to give you an idea of size as I can't be bothered measuring them all. I would prefer to sell these as a job lot but may split if nobody wants them all!

I would like £10 + £3.00 P+P (in the UK)***SOLD SORRY***

If you have any questions or are interested in any of the items please e-mail me.

Thanks for looking!!!

Paula. x

Last GDT card for the craftypad


Hiya everyone,

This is my last card for my guest DT position over at the crafty pad. I was given some really fab images to work with so making the cards was good fun. This strawberries image can be purchased at the crafty pad designs.

I have coloured the image with my promarkers and it turned out better than expected - my shading and highlighting sometimes leave little to be desired Lol. The gingham papers are from funky fairy gorjuss ginghams which you sadly can no longer get. The lace and flowers are from wild orchid crafts. Sentiment done on the computer - font is "a little pot". Everything else from my stash. I based the layout on this weeks papertake weekly sketch except my image is oval rather than square - I hope that's ok!


I will enter it into the following challenges:-

Marks finest papers - Food
Secret crafter - Sweet treats
Guylou's inimitability - Anything goes
Simply create - The power of flowers
Do you stack up? - Anything goes
Paper romance - Anything goes
Samuel Taylor's - Use copics or promarkers
Southern girls - Brads, gems or dewdrops
Stampin B's - Use a flower
Partytime tuesdays - Anything goes
Tip top tuesdays - Bling it on
Zoe bunny's crafts - Flowers
Lexi's creations - flowers
Squigglefly - Use something starting with "D" - Decorative papers/diamantes
Papertake weekly - Sketch

Thanks for looking!!!

Paula. x

Friday, 25 February 2011

House mouse summery card


Hiya everyone,

I made this card although I'm not 100% happy with it. I've been so busy this week with other stuff I didn't really have too much time to spend on it. I like the way the image turned out but I'm not quite sure what bothers me about it Lol! I was trying not to be too fussy and I think it now looks too plain so I can't win! I coloured my image with my promarkers and have added very fine sand to the beach, glossy accents to the glass and crackle accents to the ice cube. It doesn't photograph too well though as it just looks too shiny.


Ah well, I made it to enter into the House Mouse and friends monday challenge which I will do anyway. The theme this time is to use your favourite stamp. This strictly isn't my favourite as I think my favourites are some of the christmassy ones but it was my favourite non-christmas one that I had. I will also enter this into any other challenges that I can find to fit the criteria.


House mouse and friends monday challenge - Favourite stamp
One stop craft - Birthday card
Gingerloft - Furry friends
I did it - Anything goes
Little red wagon - Animals
Hanna and friends - Purple and one other colour
Do you stack up? - Anything goes
Pals paper arts - CAS nad scallops
Stamping b's - Use a flower
Pixie dust studio - Summer colours and/or beach elements
Paper romance - Anything goes
Card makin mama's - Birthday
Crafts for eternity - Make an easel card
Crafty ann's - Birthday
Fuzzy wuzzy - Animal and birthday
Guylou's inimitability - Anything goes
Simply create - Bold and bright
Stamp something - Use flowers
Stampin with the dragon - Birthdays

Thanks for looking!!!

Paula.x

Less is more challenge card


Hiya Everyone,

I have been soooo busy this week as I've had some cards to make for CM & P magazine and I've just got some some stuff sent from Joanna Sheen to make up a new batch of samples for the March C&C TV show. I've just made this card in about 20 minutes as the deadline for the less is more challenge closes shortly and I've been putting off making it all week Lol.

The image is from Summer Driggs "sweet springtime" freebie digital kits (see sidebar for link to her fab site) - I have just added a touch of crystal stickles glitter glue to the blossoms. The backing paper is from a Pink Petticoat kit called "spring wishes" (in colour pistachio). The card is actually just the wrong shade of green basic card that I coloured the edges of with my pear green promarker to match up better!
Sentiment done on computer - font is akaFrivolity.

I think it looks quite effective seeing as it was a quickie!

I will enter this into the following challenges:-

Less is more - spring
Allsorts - Inspired by nature
Stampin sisters in Christ - Use green
Forgotton scraps - Spring or flowers
Crafty sentiments - Spring

Thanks for looking!!!

Paula. x

Tuesday, 22 February 2011

Wow - Another blog award!!!


Hiya Everyone,

I have had a very busy few days doing some cards for CM & P magazine so I haven't got a card to show you but I was awarded this stylish blog award a few days ago by the lovely Lizzie who has a fabulous blog "Lizzies craft space". I gladly accept this award although I do have to fulfill the following requests:-

Step 1. Make a post linking back to the person who gave you the award.
Step 2. Share 7 random things about yourself.
Step 3. Award 15 recently discovered bloggers this award.
Step 4. Contact these bloggers and tell them they have won the award.

I have already linked back to Lizzies blog so do feel free to have a look!

Right, 7 random things about myself:-

We have 4 cats - Toba, Ringo, Dodger and Cookie
I love Harry Potter (but not as potty as my mum who has Harry Potter wallpaper in her bedroom - Don't ask Lol!)
I am a member of the Docrafts forum - username Pottermad
I hate mushrooms with a passion
I am a qualified Dispensing Optician
I would love to go to Disneyworld in Florida and have a picture taken with Mickey Mouse - Sad, I know Lol!
Althought they are naff, there are sometimes when I just fancy a pot noodle!

The 15 people that I will award this to are:-

Lou @ Lou’s love of paper
Lorraine @ Lorraine's loft
lisa @ one happy little crafter
Dawny P @ Pink piggy
MissyG @ MissyG designs
Sarah @ fluff’s creations
Beth @ my little card blog
Patsi @ hand on heart cards
Lisa @ Wishcraft cards
Mandy @ A sprinkling of glitter
Jacqui @ Cats whiskers
Alex @ Eisbaerentraeume


There's only 12 there so far - I will add another 3 when I have more time!

Thanks for looking!!!

Paula. x

Sunday, 20 February 2011

Crafty pad GDT card - Black, red and pink


Hi everyone,

This is the card I made for the 2nd week of my GDT position at the crafty pad blogspot. I made it with the fab crafty pad designs roses digi which I coloured in with my promarkers. The theme this week is Black, red and pink. I used basic black and pink card and used some script paper which was a digi download from pink petticoat perfect papers mini kit. The layout I based on this weeks sweet sketch challenge.
The mum ticket digi is also from the crafty pad designs. I thought I'd try out my heart embossing folder that I desperately needed a few months back that I had never used! A little red heart and a bit of black stickles glitter glue and I was happy with it.

I will enter this into the following challenges:-

Ooh la la - For someone special
Desert Island crafts - Use 3 things from itinerary (no flowers (embellies anyway!), sparkle, 1 patterened paper)
The creative cottage - Fabulous florals
Stamping royalty - Use markers
Sweet sketch - Sketch
Digi doodles - Anything goes
Shelly's images - Anything goes
Stamp n doodle - Ribbon, embossing and bling
Fun fairy fridays - Use fine print
Guylou's inimitability - Anything goes
Mami doodles - Flower card
Totally papercrafts - Do it with digi
Stamp something - Funky
Simply create - Bold and bright
2 sisters - Embossing
Bee crafty - Digi and hearts
Little Claires - Anything goes
Speedy the cat - Use black, white and 1 other colour (hot pink)


Thanks for looking!!!

Paula. x

Friday, 18 February 2011

Quick and simple mens card


Hiya Everyone,

Just a quick post to share a quick and easy card I made for the FIL for his recent birthday. I hate to spend too much time on mens card as men (generally) don't usually care too much about them and I feel it's a bit of a waste of my time Lol. I also hate making them as I get bored of the usual:-

Football, beer, fishing, DIY, cars etc - Is it just me?!?

Anyway, this simple but effective card is made using a pink petticoat digi which I cut out and mounted onto black card. I added 4 black corners and 4 diamantes and that's it - simple!

The download is from the PP "big fella" range aimed at men which you can find here. I find their stuff ideal for clean and simple and/or quick makes!

Thanks for looking!!!

Paula. x

Thursday, 17 February 2011

Clean and simple challenge card


Hiya everyone,

This is my card for the new "less is more" clean and simple themed challenge blog. I have to admit I find CAS a little difficult as I love papers/flowers/ribbons etc but I thought I'd try and enter this every week as this card only took me about 5 minutes to make. The theme this week is a one layer card with either flowers/trees on it. The image I used is from pink petticoat and is called dandelion wisp. Its only £1.25 and comes with or without sentiments added. I just printed it off onto white hammercard, folded it, cut the edges off and added 3 pearls.

Et voila! - Simples!

I will enter this into the following challenges:-

Creative card world - Square card
Totally papercrafts - Do it witha digi
Challenge up your life - Monochrome
Secret crafter - Stamped flower
Stampavie - Monochrome
Truly scrumptious - Swirls and pearls
Digi doodle shop - Anything goes
Rubber cafe - No pattened paper
Stampin B's - Monochrome

Thanks for looking!!!

Paula. x

Card kit swop - Part II


Hiya Everyone,

You may remember a few days ago when I mentioned my card kit swop with Elaine from her Craft my life blog. Well, this is the card I made and sent to her with the same bits and bobs I used to make my card. I can show it now that she has made up her card as the whole point is you're not supposed to see the other card till after you've made yours from the kit.

I used (and sent to Elaine)

6x6 white scalloped card and envelope
1 A4 sheet of purple card
1 A4 sheet of lilac/white check paper
6x6 piece of white card
4 images of newton bear that were coloured with promarkers (I decoupaged mine)
Small piece of purple grossgrain ribbon
6 pieces of purple card candy
"Chocolate" sentiment


I scored and folded my card blank as I wanted to make an easel card. I then mounted the lilac check paper onto the white card and then added the purple ribbon round the centre before mounting it onto the purple card. I cut out all my newton bear bits and layered him up which I stuck onto the middle of my square. I added this to the top part of my easel card. I then cut out another square of lilac check paper which I stuck to the bottom of my easel card. I mounted my chocolate sentiment onto the bottom centre of the card. As a finishing touch I added some purple stickles glitter glue to the chocolate wrappers, some glossy accents to the chocolatey bits on newtons hands and face and 3 bits of card candy to the top and bottom of the card.

Below is the card that Elaine has made with my kit:-


For full details of her card visit her blog here.

I will enter my card into the following challenges:-

Stamping vacation - Monochromatic purples
Totally papercrafts - Clean and simple
Fussy and fancy - Use something edible (chocolate)
Challenge up your life - Monochrome
CES challenge - Cute and cuddly
Little claires - Anything goes
Creative inspirations - Keep it sweet and simple
Cupcake inspirations - Photo
Karens Doodles - Animal friends
Lexis creations - Bears
Creative card crew - Friendship


Thanks for looking!!!

Paula. x

Monday, 14 February 2011

Card kit swop - Part I


Hiya everyone,

I have recently taken part in a card kit swop with a lovely lady called Elaine from the Craft my life blog. What this consists of is us both making a card, sealing it in an envelope and sending it to the other person with bits and bobs used to make the made up card. We then make a card with the bits and bobs that we have been sent and when done, we compare that to the other card which can now be opened.

It is fascinating as we all have different ideas and techniques etc that we all like to use so they can be very alike, or very different!

Above are the bits and pieces I was sent by elaine:-

6x6 white card blank and envelope
Approx 6x6 piece black patterened paper with hearts on
Approx 6x6 piece of lilac textured card
Dog image stamped onto white card
Small square of acetate
lilac textured card fancy frame
Small lilac textured fancy square
Thin white glittered paper strip
6 small pink adhesive stones
2 small white textured card punched hearts
Several irridescent stars and a butterfly
1 3D butterfly sticker
Small "On your special day" crystal sticker


I decided to make a shaker card as soon as I saw the frame and the piece of acetate although I've never made one before but I've seen how they are made. I did have to pick it open as all my stars were stuck in a corner till I fixed it Lol! I cut my paper and mounted it onto my lilac card after I had edged all my edges with brushed corduroy distress ink. I stuck the thin strip of glitter paper across the middle and then stuck the thin strip of lilac card I had left about an inch under that. I coloured my image with promarkers and made up my shaker box with foam pads taking care not to leave any sticky edges free for the stars to get stuck on. I attached the shaker box to the front of my card and stuck the 3D butterfly to the corner. I stuck the small lilac square to the lower right corner and stuck the crystal sentiment sticker in the middle. I attached the two hearts to the upper right corner and attached 2 pink diamantes to the centres. I finished off by adding 4 diamantes to the corners of the small square and added the last one to the head of the butterfly. I also added a little crystal stickles glitterglue to the wings of the butterfly.

Below is the card I received from Elaine which is very similar indeed. To see Elaine's blog click here.


When Elaine has received and made up the card I sent to her with my kit I shall post that on here too!

I will enter it into the following challenges:-

Tip top tuesday - frame it
Papertake weekly - Have a heart
Fun with shapes and more - Love/heart
Papercutz - Labybird, bees or butterflies
2 sisters - Hearts
Crazy 4 challenges - Hearts
CES - Cute and cuddly
Paperworks Co - Hearts (add later)
Crafty cardmakers - Hearts
Cupcake craft - Hearts
Creative craft world - Use a square

Thanks for looking!!!

Paula. x

Sunday, 13 February 2011

Crafty pad guest DT valentines card


Hiya everyone!

This is a card I made for my first stint as guest DT member for the crafty pad. Debbie has some fab digi and rubber designs on her crafty pad designs blog.
Here I have used the teds in love digi and the for someone special digi ticket. I have coloured my image with my promarkers and have distressed my papers with my Tim Holtz distress tool and have inked the edges with antique linen distess ink. The papers are from Summer Driggs newest freebie downloadable "dance with me" kit - her link can be found on my sidebar. I used my MS doily lace border and added a few burgundy pearls and cinnamon stickles around the image. The flowers are from the wonderful wild orchid crafts and the leaves are a bit that falls out of a fiskars border punch that I have!

I will enter this card into the following challenges:-

Bunny Zoe's crafts - Valentines
Crafty cardmakers - Hearts
Cupcake craft - Seeing red
Critters sketch - Critters
Lexi's creations - Bears
Ooh la la - For someone special
Pink elephant - Be my valentine
Stamp with fun - Love
Stamping scrapping central - Valentines
Stamps R us - Love/valentines
Digital tuesday - From the heart (must use digi)
Everybody art - Valentines
Papertake weekly - Have a heart
Passion for promarkers - Let there be love
Scrap creations - Animal antics
Crafts and me - Red
Creative card crew - For a loved one
Creative craft world - Love
Fab and funky - Use texuture
For fun challenges - Hearts
Paper pretties - Valentines colours
Penny's paper crafty - Hearts a flutter
Scrapbook sisters - Valentine
Sisterhood of crafters - My valentine
Stamping royalty - Hearts
AiFactory - Valentines
CRAFT challenge - Valentines
Crafty purple frog - Valentines
Guylou's inimitability - Hearts
Pixie dust studio - Valentines
Rainbow lady's - Love
Crafty Ann's - Love is all around
If the shoe fits - Hearts, glitter, lace
Sew many challenges - Valentine
Polka doodle - That's amore
2 sisters - Hearts
Crazy 4 challenges - Hearts
ECP challenge - Love
Little Claires - Anything goes
Stamp, scrap and doodle - Love
Totally gorjuss - Love
Wee memories - Live, laugh, love
Gingerloft - Red
Paper sundaes - Distressing, lace
OSAAT - Make it pretty
Paperworks co - Hearts

Thanks for looking!!!

Paula. x

Saturday, 12 February 2011

Quick and easy anniversary card


Hiya Everyone!

I just wanted to share with you the very quick and easy card I made for the in-laws for their recent wedding anniversary after the hubby only remembered at the last minute. It could easily be adapted to an engagement card though. The image is from bugaboo stamps which I won in an incy wincy challenge which you can find here. I have coloured it in very basically with my promarkers and mounted it onto pink card. I then printed off happy anniversary in century gothic font and stuck it to the side. Apart from adding a few bits of card candy to alternate scallops of my card blank, that's it! Took me about 15 minutes but is very effective! I need to remember I do not need to throw my whole lot of stash at every single card I make and that sometime less is more Lol!

I will enter this into the following challenges:-

One stitch at a time - Use a digi
Fresh brewed - Anniversary
Totally papercrafts - Clean and simple
Bee crafty - Digi and hearts
Challenge up your life - Monochrome
CES - Cute and cuddly
Crazy 4 challenges - Hearts
Crafty ho's - Love
Creative cowgirls - Love
Creative inspirations - Hearts
I did it creations - Love is in the air
Zoe bunny crafts - Love is in the air
Craft your passion - Anything goes
Crafty cardmakers - Hearts
Crazy challenge - Lots of love
Incy wincy - Love
Paper playtime - Use cupid or hearts
Stamp with fun - Love
Stamps R us - Love/valentines
Papertake weekly - Have a heart
Passion for promarkers - Let there be love
Creative craft world - Love
For fun challenges
Paper pretties - Valentines colours
Crafty purple frog - Valentines/romance
Guylou's inimitabilities - Heart - Hearts
Rainbow lady's - It's all about love
Fairy knoll - Hearts
Stamp man - Hearts
2 sisters - Hearts
Stamp, scrap and doodle - Love is in the air
Totally gorjuss - Love
Wee memories - Live, life, love


Thanks for looking!!!

Paula. x

Friday, 11 February 2011

House mouse valentines card for my hubby!!!


Hiya Everyone!

I can't believe it's been a whole week since I last blogged anything but I've been away at my mums for a few days and haven't been in too much to be able to make much. I have been making a few DT cards for a guest DT position at the crafty pad which starts on Sunday 13th Feb for 3 weeks which I can't show yet but I have also managed to finish my hubby's valentines card with the house mouse designs which I love. I've made it to a sketch provided by gem of a design and I'm going to enter it into the house mouse monday challenge as they've got a guest DT position up for grabs at the moment which I'd love to get!

Anyway, the card is made with a decoupage set from Joanna Sheen and the papers are from Summer Driggs free fab "freedom" downloadable kit (her link can be found on my sidebar). I must admit I have used this kit a lot but it's just so versatile and not too girly! I have distressed the edges with my Tim Holtz tool and edged them with old paper distress ink. The ruler twill is from the fruit pixie - a haven for the weird and wonderful. All other bits and bobs from my crafty stash. The sentiment I did on the computer - the fab font I got from 1000 free fonts and it's called Home sweet home which suited the card perfectly.

I will enter my card into the following challenges:-

2 sisters - The world is your oyster (optional valentines)
Allsorts - Love, love, love
Catch the bug - Anything goes
Crafty calendar - Love
CES challenge - Red and romance
Crazy for challenges - Valentines
ECP challenge - Love
Ellaphantastic - Love with distressing
Gem of a challenge - Sketch
Little claires - Anything goes
Secret crafter - valentine
Zoe bunnys crafts - Love is in the air
Craft your passion - Anything goes
Crafty cardmakers - Hearts
Crazy challenge - Lots of love
Cupcake challenge - Seeing red
Incy wincy - Love
Kaboodle doodles - Ribbon (velvet ribbon)
Ooh la la - For someone special
Paper playtime - Use cupid or hearts
Pink elephant - Be my valentine
Woodware USA - Ribbon and/or bows
Spoonful of sugar - Show some love
Everybody art - Valentines
Karens doodles netherlands - Valentines
Scrap creations - Animal antics
Creative card crew - For a loved one
Crafts and me - Red
Creative craft world - Love
Fab 'n' funky - Texture
For fun challenges - Heart
Paper pretties - Valentines colours
Penny's challenge - Hearts a flutter
Pixie cottage - Sketch and/or ribbon (I went with ribbon)
Scrapbook sister - Valentine
Sisterhood of crafters - Valentines
Aifactory - Love/valentines
CRAFT - Valentines
Crafty purple frog - Love/romance
Crafty sentiments - Valentines/love
Do you stack up? - Ribbon
Guylous inimitability - Hearts
Pals paper arts - Vintage
Papercrafting journey - Love is in the air
Pixie dust studio - Valentines
Rainbow ladys - It's all about love
House mouse monday challenge - hearts
Wild orchid crafts - Love is....
Cardmadfairy - Romance
Cardmaking mamas - Valentine
Crafty anns - Love is all around
Crafty catz - Love
Fabulous friday - Use the word "love"
Fairy knoll - Hearts
Polka Doodles - That's amore
Sew many cards - Valentine
Crafty ho's - Love
Creative cowgirls - Love

Wow - I think that's a record of challenges for me Lol!

Thanks for looking!!!

Paula. x

Thursday, 3 February 2011

Mo Manning male birthday card!!!


Hiya everyone!

I finished making this card yesterday but after we gave Tayla a bath it was getting a bit late to blog it so here we go. The image is a fab Mo Manning image from Mo's digital pencil called video boy which I've coloured in with my promarkers. I bought it especially as the card's going to a teenager who loves his X-Box. The papers are another of Summer Driggs fab freebie downloadable kits "Boy, Oh boy" - her link you can find on my sidebar. I distressed all the edges and used my Tim Holtz antique linen distress ink on them. I added 3 buttons which I added some paper thread to and created the sentiment on the computer. Font is blackout serif printed in brown.

I will enter it into the following challenges:-

Alphabet challenge - M is for Men
Delicious doodles - Spots or stripes
Digis with attitude - Use digi person
Tellen's place - Make it for the boys
Totally papercrafts - For the kiddies
Totally gorjuss - As you like it
Aly's Sunday challenge - For the guys
Corrosive challenges - Button it up
The crafty pad - Something for the boys
Sketchy colours - Blue, brown and white
The crazy challenge - Happy birthday
Paper playtime - Anything goes with a digi
Bearly mine - Men or boys card
Fab 'n' funky - Chocolate and blue
I love Promarkers - Anything goes
Pixie cottage - Sketch and/or buttons
Sisterhood of crafters - Anything goes
Dutch dare - Buttons

Thanks for looking!!!

Paula. x

Wednesday, 2 February 2011

February Blog Candy up for grabs!!!!!


Hiya Everyone!

I have been very busy today making a few card orders and a few DT pieces but I have finally got round to taking some piccies of my february candy. After the success of my 1st candy I have decided to hold monthly candy - Yes, every month!!!

Februarys candy consists of:

3 x packs of adhesive diamantes (round clear, heart multi and oval multi)
1 x pack of C6 papermania card blank and envelope pack
5 x metres of velvet ribbon (1 metre each black, white, blue, white and hot pink)
2 x packs of small beads (5 tubes in each pack)
1 x clear stamp set of the months of the year
Bag of lilac and pink hydrangeas
1 x pack of mini glue dots
Small bag of brass charms

All you have to do to be in with a chance of winning is to become a follower if you are not one already, put a piccie of my candy on your sidebar with a link back to mine and add yourself to mr linky below. I will draw a winner on 1st March and I will then start Marchs Candy.

My candy is open to anyone, anywhere!!!

* NEXT MONTHS CANDY WILL BE A £15 Lili of the Valley gift voucher *

Thanks for looking!!!

Paula. x

Tuesday, 1 February 2011

Blog candy winner!!!!


Hiya Everyone,

I have just drawn the winner of my blog candy using Random.org and the number I got was number 19 which is Jane Brown from the Craft Bucket. Jane - please e-mail me your address and I will get the candy in the post for you in the next few days!!!

As my candy was so popular I have decided to hold monthly candy which I will post at the beginning of the month and draw at the end. I will list Februarys candy tomorrow. Spread the word!!!!

Thanks for looking!!!

Paula. x