Sunday, 27 November 2011

House Mouse Get well samples CAS

Hiya Everyone,

I just thought I'd another of my recent samples from the new Joanna Sheen get well soon House Mouse stamps.  This one is from the "Doctors orders" set which is available here
As you all know I'm more than a little partial to House Mouse stamps Lol so I just love it when I open my next lot of goodies from Joanna Sheen and find new House Mouse releases in there - not that I don't like the other stuff but these really are my favourites! 

I have coloured the image in with my promarkers and used a heart embossing folder on plain white card.  I don't often do the clean and simple look but I think it works really well here with this image.  It also makes a change to do something different which is why I made a DL shaped card as it is so easy to get stuck in a square rut! Lol

I'm so busy at the moment as I have new samples to make, we're in the middle of decorating the hall, stairs and landing, have the first Joanna Sheen Challenge starting on the 1st December and have Tayla's 1st birthday on the same day!  We really are kind of up to our eyes in it! Lol.  We're having a little party for her on friday 2nd even though our hall will be nowhere near finished but the only people that are coming are people who won't care.   We would have had it on the saturday instead but that night is my work Christmas Do so I have a very busy week indeed!  Luckily, I've already made her a card as I'd never have forgiven myself if I'd ran out of time, especially with it being her first one!

I am so looking forward to the new Official Joanna Sheen Challenge Blog starting up - there's still time to join in the blog-hop before the first challenge starts - click here to take part in the blog hop where there are 9 prizes up for grabs!!!  We have such an awesome DT on board and I am stunned by the talent and variety of the work that they've all produced ready for the first challenge - you really are in for a treat!

Finally, I just wanted to thank all my lovely followers who have kindly stuck by me whilst I have been busy recently and have not been updating my blog as often as I'd have liked.  I haven't had chance to enter a challenge for ages as I just don't have the time to spend 2 or 3 hours linking my cards up which is a shame as I do enjoy taking part. 

Thanks for looking!!!

Paula. x

Saturday, 26 November 2011

New Pink Gem Guest DT card

Hiya Everyone,

It's my last challenge card for "A gem of a challenge".   I was a guest designer for a 3 month stint so my time is up! Lol

The theme this time is Monochrome with the added requirements of non-Christmas with an added sentiment.   I decided on a grey colourscheme as it's a little bit more unusual as grey is usually thought of a bit of a dreary colour but I think this looks quite classy.

The papers are from the Summer Driggs "Dryer lint at Tiffanys" freebie download which is available here.  Her kits are amazing and I use them all the time.   The image is from Pink Gem Designs and is called "Kaya with flowers" and is available here.  The sentiment is one off a random sheet I dug out that had elephants on it but I have no idea who made it.  The image is coloured in with promarkers using only ice grey 1-5.

I added a little silver grey shimmer chalk all over the image for a little subtle shimmer.   A few punched flowers, a little grey lace and a swirl.  I was pleased with the way it turned out!

I have really enjoyed my GDT stint for Janet at Pink Gem Designs and I'll miss working with her fab papers and digis!

Just to let you know there's still time to enter the Joanna Sheen Blog hop which ends at 6pm on Wednesday 30th November.  You need to go to the Official Joanna Sheen Challenge Blog to take part here.

Thanks for looking!!!

Paula. x

Thursday, 24 November 2011

Joanna Sheen Blog Hop!!!!

Hiya everyone and welcome to the

Joanna Sheen Challenge Blog Hop!!!

Our blog hop is to celebrate the launch of the brand new

Official Joanna Sheen challenge blog!!!

If you have landed here from the Joanna Sheen Challenge Blog then you are hopping in the right direction - If not then you need to pop there first to begin.

Our DT have had a great time creating with loads of fab Joanna Sheen images for our first challenge which starts on 
Thursday 1st December.

As there is a week before our first challenge starts we have decided to do a blog hop where we have some scrummy prizes up for grabs!!!

Each DT member has a fab prize of pretty ribbons to be won so there are 9 – Yes… 9 chances to win!!!

All you have to do to be in with a chance of winning is become a follower of the Joanna Sheen Challenge blog here and then leave a comment on every member of the DT’s blogs on their blog hop post.

On 30th November after 6pm each DT member will pick a winner by from their comments and announce their winner on their blog on the 1st December when the 1st challenge goes live.

Don't forget to check back on all the blogs to see if you're 
one of our lucky winners.

The order of the blog hop is as follows:-

Paula (Me)









From here you need to go to Suzi's blog to continue the hop!!!

Hop, hop, hop!!!! 

Good luck!!!

Paula. x 

Sunday, 20 November 2011

New look christmassey blog!!!

Hiya Everyone,

I have spent most of the day messing around with my blog and after several attempts to change it which I hated I decided on this cute gingerbread background. It's actually a template so it adds all sorts of extra bit and bobs which are dead cute!

I also added snow which you can just about see on the darker bits. I didn't bother making my blog christmassey last year as I just had Tayla so I thought I would this year and I have to say I love it!

Tayla will be 1 year old on the 1st December which is the same date the new Official Joanna Sheen Challenge Blog starts - it's going to be a busy month! Lol

Tayla has been walking since she was 9 and a half months old so is a right handful. She is such a happy baby I truly feel so blessed to have her in my life.

Thanks for looking!!!

Paula. x

Saturday, 19 November 2011

New Christmas bear Digis from Pink Gem Designs!!!

Hiya Everyone,

Janet from Pink Gem Designs has just released these cute digi Christmas bear images that are just sooooo cute!!!

All 3 digis are available here and are £1.50 each for both a coloured and a black outline version.

Thanks for looking!!!

Paula. x

Joanna Sheen House Mouse Get well samples

Hiya Everyone,

I am still on a high after the BIG announcement of the new Official Joanna Sheen Challenge Blog that I am running as of the 1st December. A big thanks to Joanna, Pat and the rest of the design team for all of their support and to Angie Whalley for all her help designing the challenge blog backgrounds/blinkies/header etc.

Most of the work is done so I can put my feet up now as it's been long few weeks. Hopefully I'll be able to spend a bit more time on my poor, neglected blog!

It seems fitting to share with you one of my recent Joanna Sheen House Mouse samples that were shown on the last House Mouse Saturday on Create and Craft TV.

The image is from the the "Doctor's orders" rubber stamp sheet and is available here. These really are timeless images that can be used time and time again. House Mouse is seriously my absolute favourite and although I have most of the Joanna Sheen stamps I also have quite a few that I have bought from the US too! :D

I have coloured the image with my promarkers and tend to stick with Joanna's choice of sandstone and blush although I added a little vanilla and ivory to the squirrel. The papers are from a old unwanted DCWV paperstack that I bought off one of my crafty facebook friends. It is quite simple with the added interest of one of my many Martha Stewart punches. The pretty thick lace (I think) I got from Wild Orchid Crafts ages ago but was so pretty I've not used it up till now!

Note to self....Pretty things I buy, I buy to use (allegedly....not to hide away in my stash till it's naff and unfashionable Lol). I really have to force myself to use my pretty stuff - I actually wince when I take the first crisp piece of paper out of a brand spanking new paperstack - this is one of reasons I love digi papers as I can print off what I like and not just stroke them!

Please tell me it's not just me?!? Do I need help?!? Probably....Ah well....the other day at work I actually bought a buttered barmcarm for 40p for my lunch so I could have a crisp butty as I have (in my humble opinion) far better things to spend my money on! OMG!!! - My name is Paula and I am a craft-o-holic! I would hang my head in shame but I don't care!!! Lol

Paula. x

Wednesday, 16 November 2011

Some fab news!!!!!

Hiya everyone,

I have got some amazing news for you. I have spent the last month or so putting together.......wait for it......

An Official Joanna Sheen Challenge Blog!!!!!!

As you may or may not know - I have been a DT member for Joanna Sheen for about 12 months so I make samples that are shown on Create and Craft TV and on the website so I am really excited about Joanna's new venture into blogland!!!

Joanna has been incredibly supportive and has generously donated prizes for the winners of the challenges.

To celebrate the launch of the Official Joanna Sheen Challenge Blog we are holding a blog hop the week before the first challenge. The hop will run from Thursday 24th November till 6pm Wednesday 30th November and there will be 9 - yes 9 prizes up for grabs as each DT member each has a prize!!!

The Official Joanna Sheen Challenge blog is just been finished so I will post the blog hop info on Thurday 24th November.

I would like take the time to thank Angie Whalley for all her help with getting the blog to look pretty as she designed the header, background and all the blinkies. If you would like a custom blog background them don't hesitate to check out her blog and get in touch with her

Now you know why I've been so busy and why I've been neglecting my own blog. I've been right a busy bee, what with returning to work, looking after Tayla, making samples and somehow managing to find time to eat! Lol

Most of the hard work is done, we have an awesome DT in place for some fab inspiration so I can't wait for it to start. It's also Tayla's 1st birthday on the 1st December so it's going to be a busy month!!! Soooo exciting!!!

Thanks for looking!!!

Paula. x

Sunday, 13 November 2011

A gem of a challenge GDT card!!!

Hiya Everyone,

This is my late (Oops!) A gem of a challenge card which I should have uploaded yesterday. My hubby has been away all weekend on a stag weekend so I took Tayla to my mums and completely forgot to schedule my post before I went.

Better late than never though eh?

This challenge is a sketch one so I decided to make a baby girl card as my friend Michelle has recently had a little one and I've been so busy lately that I hadn't had chance to make a card but I thought I could kill 2 birds with one stone so to speak. There is the added theme of real or faux stitching.

The cute Pink Gem giraffe digi image is called "Ginny with flowers" and is available here. The lush backing papers are from a new Nitwits kit called "Grin and bear it". They are my first Nitwits kit and I fear it's going to be a slippery slope! Lol If you have never visited their site then look away before it's too late!!!
The round sentiment is a polymer stamp which is also from Pink Gem and is available here.

I look forward to seeing what you create!!!

Thanks for looking!!!

Paula. x

Thursday, 10 November 2011

New pink gem digi papers!!!

Hiya Everyone,

I just had to share the latest new digi paper release from Pink Gem Designs.

They are called "christmas Sparkles" and are a set of 19 different coloured starry sparkly papers and are available here.

I am so busy that I haven't posted for a while - sorry!!! There really aren't enough hours in a day at the moment now I'm back at work. :(

I hopefully will get chance to share some of the stuff that I have been making with you soon!

Thanks for looking!!!

Paula. x

Thursday, 3 November 2011

November blog candy!!!!!!!!

Hiya Everyone,

Up for grabs this month is a full set of 12 Martha Stewart tinsel glitters which is lovely chunky glitter in some really beautiful colours.

To be in with a chance of winner this fab candy, become a follower (If you're not one already), pop a piccie of the candy on your sidebar with a link back to my blog and add your name to Mr Linky below!

Thanks for looking!!!

Paula. x

Tuesday, 1 November 2011

October blog candy winner!!!

Hiya everyone,

Just a quick post to announce the winner of my october blog candy. As drawn just now by is no.29 which is Kathleen from A prefect creation blog

Congratulations Kathleen!!! If you send me an e-mail with your details I will get them posted out to you when I can.

I will post my november candy tomorrow as I need to decide what it is! Lol

Thanks for looking!!!

Paula. x

Crafters Companion November Challenge card!!!

Hiya Everyone,

Woah! Where has this month gone? Seriously?!? It's only 1 month till Tayla's 1st Birthday - it doesn't seem 5 minutes since I was pregnant!!! Scary!!!

Anyway, I am sharing with you my November Crafters Companion DT card for their monthly blog challenge. The theme this month is "Let it snow" so any snowy/frosty cards are welcome. You don't have to use a Crafers Companion image to enter but you get an extra chance in the prize draw if you do!

The image I have used here is one of the free Humphrey stamps that Crafters Companion gave away as part of their birthday celebrations last week. I have coloured him in with a mixture of spectrum noir and promarkers.

Isn't he a lil cutie?

The papers are all from the Humphrey christmas CD rom which are lovely to work with. I decided I hadn't used my corner rounder punch in a while so I went a little mad with it Lol! The snowflakes are from one of my Martha Stewart punches. I'm kinda scared to use them now as I've had two break recently, although both were faulty and were replaced free of charge.

It's been a funny week as I've been dead busy with stuff I can't share yet and Tayla's been poorly for the last few days. Luckily, she is still in good spirits considering her snotty nose and chesty cough. The worse thing has been her coughing and waking herself up in a very distressed state which isn't like her at all! Last night she wasn't too bad so I'm hoping she's over the worst of it!

Thanks for looking!!!

Paula. x