Thursday, 24 February 2011

Summer Milly

Managed to get a bit of me time today
I have been having a play with some Rangers Crackle Paint for the first time and I love the effect
I will definately use this again!
I have got lots of flowers sitting in my flower box so I thought it's about time I use them up

Digi Stamp 'Summer Milly' Here
Sentiment Stamp 'Birthday Wishes' Here
DP my own design......the main peice is part of 'Slugs & Snails' downloadable papers Here
Adesive pearls here
Please pop back tomorrow when I will have some candy up for grabs!


Sunday, 20 February 2011

The Winner Is.........


Anastasia has won my A Gem of a Challenge Birthday Blog Hop Candy draw
Congratulations sweetie...........please email me at  to recieve your prize


Saturday, 19 February 2011

Challenge 15

Today sees that start of challenge 15 over at 'A Gem of a Challenge'
Mandy is the host again and she would like to see 'Buttons, Beads, Brads or Bows'
One, Two, Three or all of them if you are feeling adventurous
The DT girls have made some gorgeous creations so pop accross and have a look for some inspiration

On to my card which is also a birthday card for my baby girl
She is 27 next week but still my baby lol!
Don't look Emma!
I have made the sentiment especially for her card but it will be onsale as a polymer stamp soon

ProMarkers Here
Nestabilities Here
DP My Own Design which will be onsale soon
Martha Stewart Punches
The lovely Seam Binding, Button Twine & Pin came from 'The Ribbon Girl'


Tuesday, 15 February 2011

Weight Watching!

Why can't I eat what I want and not put on weight!
I need to lose at least a stone before summer arrives or all my clothes will be too tight
I am thinking of joining weight watchers online
I have been to meetings in the past and enjoyed following the programme
Hubby says I can do it on my own which I suppose he is right in theory
I know what to eat and not to but I need motivation
Haven't really got time for meetings and as I am on the computer working all day I thought the online option would be good
Has anyone else followed WW would be interesting to hear your views so please leave me a comment
........oh and if anyone knows how to make a stone in weight instantly dissapear please let me know lol!
Hubby has bought me an X Box Kinect as it's my birthday this month we can both get fit
It's not set up yet but it looks like fun!


Monday, 14 February 2011

What Are Little Boys Made Of ????

'Slugs n' Snails' n' Puppy Dogs Tails!'
I loved that rhyme when I was a child
It has inspired my 'Andy with Snail' stamp design and my latest download papers 'Slugs & Snails'
I hate making cards for little boys as the papers always seem drab and boring
So I came up with these bright and cheery little boy papers and even though I say so myself they are just fab to work with!

Stamp 'Andy With Snail' Here
Sentiment Stamp 'Puppy Dogs Tails' Here
DP downloadable digi papers 'Slugs & Snails' Here (also soon to be on DVD)
Image coloured with ProMarkers Here
Ink used for image & Sentiment  Memento 'Rich Cocoa' Here
Nestabilities Here
Edges sponged with Distress Inks
Card Candy


Wednesday, 9 February 2011

Sparkling Windows!

I would love Sparkling Windows!
My window cleaner does a smashing job on the outside.......but when I do the inside they look worse than ever especialy when the sun shines!
So please ladies leave me a comment and let me know your window cleaning secrets lol!


Monday, 7 February 2011

Ellie & Ginger

It's little Miss Ellie again but this time she has her hair swept up in bunches and she is eating a gingerbread man!
The reason I drew this stamp design is because my 3 year old (4 next month yikes......where did that go!) grandaughter Mimi loves gingerbread men
She was also wearing an outfit like this when she last stayed with you can see where I get my influence from lol!
I bought her The Gingerbread Man book which I had to read over and over because she found it so funny lol!

Ellie has been coloured with Copics & Prisma Pencils

Stamp 'Ellie with Gingerbread' Here
Sentiment Stamp 'Birthday wishes' Here
DP download Digi Papers 'Oh Boy' Here
Ink Memento 'Rich Cocoa' Here
Adesive Pearls Here & Here
Pearl Flourish Here
Nestabilities Here
Shapeabilities Butterfly Here

This card will be for sale on EBAY Later

Sunday, 6 February 2011

Slugs & Snails

Well as promised I have designed some digi download papers especially for little boys
They are called 'Slugs & Snails' and consist of 22 papers
These team up lovely with our 'Andy' stamps and download digi 'Andy' decoupage sheet
In fact they go well with any little boy stamps!

They are now for sale on the website and you can see them here


Saturday, 5 February 2011

Challenge 14 & Birthday Blog Hop!

It's a new challenge day over at A Gem of a challenge!
It is also one year since we launched the challenge......can you believe it!
To celebrate we are having a Birthday Blog Hop running along side challenge 14
You can enter The Challenge, Blog Hop or both
To enter the challenge enter the fab sketch by Mandy below........and simply link up your creations as normal on the challenge blog

My DT Card

Made using our new version of 'Cutie Pie' polymer stamp you can see her here
& our 'Baby Girl To Love' Sentiment stamp here
DP is 'Cutie Pie' digi download papers from here
The image has been coloured with distress inks

This card will be for sale on EBAY later today

The DT girls have made some beautiful cards so pop over and take a look


If you are up for some fun and the chance to win lots of prizes, we would love you to join in with our Blog Hop. The winner of the Blog Hop will get these fabulous AquaMarker pens from Letraset who have very kindly sponsored us....

In addition, there are 2 fabulous Pink Gem Designs Digi stamps OR 1 set of Digi papers of your choice up for grabs on each of the DT blogs.

You will need to start at the challenge blog, and visit each DT blog in turn to collect a 'hidden gem' from each. After collecting your answers from each DT blog, simply return to the challenge blog and leave your answers in the comments section. Please be aware there will be duplicate 'GEMS' so make sure that you have 10 when you reach the end.... Comment moderation will be on so there will be no cheating!

If you are here for the hop, you should have arrived from  The Gem of a Challenge blog, and when you have found my 'Gem' you will need to hop over to Mandy's blog to collect her 'Gem'. Or go over to the challenge blog to start the hop from the beginning.
My birthday is this month so that makes my birthday 'Gem' a Amethyst ;)

Simply leave me a Linky below to enter my draw to win 2 PGD digi stamps OR 1 set of PGD Digi Papers. My winner will be drawn at random on 19th Feb.All winners will also be announced on the Challenge blog on the 20th Feb

Good luck and have fun!


Friday, 4 February 2011

New Stamps!

The new polymer stamps have arrived and are onsale now........see them here 
We now have new stocks of the ever popular 'Cutie Pie' and 'Oh Boy'. A lot of you have been waiting patiently for these but your patience has paid off as we now have new cuter versions as you can see below.
We have also restocked some of our most popular sentiments which had instantly sold out  including 'Birthday Wishes'........see it here


Thursday, 3 February 2011

Wow Look At This!

It's arrived at new Double Edge Butterfly Punch by Martha Stewart!
I pre ordered this at the begining of December because  as soon as I saw it.........I just knew I had to have it!
It's a big un' though!
Sorry Christine it won't fit on your Martha Stewart Punch  shelf there is just no more room left lol!
Well off to have a play!

Will be back tomorrow to preview the new stamps which will be onsale tomorrow evening!


Wednesday, 2 February 2011

Little Miss Ellie

Managed to find a bit of playtime today!
I have been listening to my new album download Adele 21 as I worked .......what a fantastic voice she has!
I have used my new Ellie & Snowdrop stamp
She is quite a large stamp so you can use her full lenth which will give a 6"x6" a lovely centre peice or you can cut her out with a Nestie and have her displayed from the waist up as I have

I must tell you about the extra sticky double sided tape I have used on ths's brill!
Why have I not discovered  it before I ask myself?
It is so strong.....holds button, lace flowers etc in place and is so easy to use!
We have some on the can find it here

Polymer Stamp 'Ellie & Snowdrops' Pink Gem Designs
Polymer Stamp 'Special Day Calendar Stamp' Pink Gem Designs
DP digi download papers - Pink Gem Designs
Stamped with Versafine
Coloured with distress inks
Papers edged with distress inks
Marths Stewart Punches
Flowers, Ribbon & Brads from Stash
Lots of glamour dust!

This topper will be for sale on EBAY later today