Saturday 30 July 2011

Penguin Frolics

'Penguin Frolics' digi papers is the latest  release from Pink Gem Designs
18 different sheets in contempory Christmas colours all ready to dowload in an instant!
See it here


Tuesday 26 July 2011

Diet Update!

Just thought I would give you an update on my slimfast diet
Last February I started a diet (just cutting out junk and eating sensibly)as I desperately needed to loose a stone for the Summer
After 3 months I lost half a stone then stuck fast neither going up or down
Just over three weeks ago I started the Slimfast plan as my Santorini holiday is fast looming on the horizon.......& I need to fit into my holiday clothes!
I refuse to buy 14's so when 12's get too tight I know it's time to take drastic action
I am a firm believer that buying bigger clothes is a slippery slope
This morning I have reached my target of loosing that other half stone.....that's a stone since Feb
So I am really pleased......been trying on my holiday clothes and they all fit perfectly :)


Monday 25 July 2011

The Winner of the Sprinkles Candy Is........

Number 52 Margo!

Congratulations Margo
If you can email me at with your details I will post the stamp to you asap

Saturday 23 July 2011

Fairy Sprinkles Candy Draw

To be in with a chance of winning 'Sunflower Sprinkles' just add your name to  Inlinkz
I will draw one winner on Monday 25th (one week) in the afternoon


This post will stay at the top for one week
All new posts underneath


Challenge 26

It's a new challenge at A Gem of a Challenge and we are on to number 26
The lovely Jackie is host and she has given us this fabby sketch
Pop over and take a look at the other fabulous DT cards that the girls have made

Well this is the quickest card I ever made!
I have  grandchildren Andy & Chloe staying this weekend
They were supposed to be staying next weekend but we had a call from other family that live abroad if they could visit next weekend too
So we brought Andy & Chloe's visit forward to this weekend as we couldn't put everyone up at once
The result has been a mad panic to get everything ready and not much time for my DT card
Soooo I have cheated a bit and coloured the image on the computer

Stamp here
Downloadable papers here
Flower Die here
Pearls here
Butterflies here


Sunday 17 July 2011

Cupcake Teddy

I made this card using my 'Cupcake Teddy' Digi
I coloured her on the computer and changed the lines to a pale brown
I blew her up big, cropped her then printed two images so I could decoupage some parts
I also used 'Micro Dots' downloadable digi paper

I am going to sell this card with the little Fimo 'Cupcake Teddy' I made the other week

You will find it on EBAY


The Winner of the Seaside Candy is.........

.........number 80 Sandra H

Sandra was chosen at random using the random number generator

Congratualtions Sandra!
 If you can email me at with your details I will send your prize asap


Seaside Candy!


Well we are back from our holiday on the ‘Yorkshire Coast’
I love visiting it as it takes me back to my childhood 
 I have lots of happy memories of playing on the beaches at Scarborough & Bridlington with my sister during the 1960’s

Anyway I have put up some lovely ‘Seaside Candy’ for my lovely followers to enter
‘Scarborough’ Clotted Cream Toffees
‘Vintage Heart’ Postcard Stamp
‘Ice Cream Ellie’ stamp
Mulberry Flowers

All you have to do is place the photo above on your side bar with a link back to this blog
& leave your name with Inlinkz
I will draw a winner at random after 12am (UK time) on Sunday 17th July

This post will stay at the top until Sunday 17th July

All new posts will appear underneath

Friday 15 July 2011

Little Ellie all in Blue

Doesn't little 'Ellie' look pretty dressed in blue
She has been painted with distress inks

I am entering her for the following challenges:-
Colour Create - Cream, Aqua & Pale Pink
Cute Card Thursday - Going Round in Circles
Papertake Weekly - Hot,Hot,Hot

'Ice Cream Ellie' Here
Vintage Heart Postcard Here
Sentiment Here
Flowers Here & Here
Pearls Here
Micro Dots dowloadable DP Here
Martha Stewart Punches
The rest of the stuff from stash

This card will be for sale on EBAY later today


Thursday 14 July 2011

Princess Tilda

Morning everyone!
I am up early and feeling bright and breezy lol
Yesterday I got to play with my Princess Tilda stamp and new Marianne Creatable Dies
I am entering this card for these challenges :-

Magnolia Stamp Princess Tilda
Coloured with Distress Inks

Special Day Calendar Stamp - Here
Marianne Creatable Designer Doily (including flower die) Here
Velvet Butterflies - Here
Martha Stewart Branch Punch
The rest of the stuff is from my stash

This card is for sale on Ebay


Wednesday 13 July 2011

Whats on Your Workdesk Wednesday

Morning everyone!
This morning I have decided to play along with WOYWW over at Julia's place
This is where everyone gets to have a nosey at everyone elses's  work desk
Well what's on my work desk this morning?
As you can see I am painting a Tilda with distress inks
 (using my fab new lamp from the Daylight Company!)
I am trying to get the knack of painting with a damp paint brush rather than a waterbrush
Well I can't (3 images in the bin later) so have decided to stick with my trusted water brush
.....well it works for me!

Here she is finished!



Monday 11 July 2011

I Just Love It!

The wonderful Daylight Company sent me this lamp for me to do a review
Well I just love it!
I had a small daylight lamp before which I used all the time but I had a magnifyer which went around my neck. It just got in my way so didn't wear it much unless I was opening jump rings and working with really tiny things
With this new lamp having a swivel lense attached it makes life so easy when doing close up work
I can put it in any postion I want. Now when I paint my stamp images I look through the lense and my painting is much neater and I can keep within the stamp lines.
My eyes and reading glasses are not enough on their own these days for close up work so this lamp is brill!
The lamp is very robust and has a heavy base so it can't tip over and has a very modern appearance
It is much larger than I expected and it towers over my work space throwing daylight
It feels like I am working outdoors as the light is so true.....this will definately brighten up those coming dull winter months!

A definate 10 0ut of 10!


Sunday 10 July 2011

Here's Denzil!

Here is another one of my characters created in fimo 'Denzil Dragon'
I love playing with this stuff it's so relaxing.....helps me wind down at the end of the day
You can see this 'iccle dragon is based on my digi stamp 'Denzil with Rose' pictured below
I must make a matching card!

Digi stamp 'Denzil with Rose' can be found here

Store News

We have some fab new dies in stock by Joy Crafts here and Mariannes Creatables here


Saturday 9 July 2011

Challenge 25 'Let's Hear It For The Boys'

It's a start of a new challenge over at A Gem of a Challenge!
Once again lovely Lisa is the host and she wants to see your boy/man cards so she has chosen 'Let's hear it for the boys' for her theme

So why not pop on over and see the lovely cards made by our wonderful DT girls

My Card

I am a bit busy just now so I have opted to use the Skateboard Andy Decopage sheet instead of colouring the image.
These sheets are great when you need to make a card really quickly and you can find it here
We also have Skateboard Andy available as a polymer stamp here & an A7 stamp set here
The sentiment also comes on the decopage sheet
This being a boys card I have tried to keep it simple
I have used corregated card with 'Crackle Paint' slapped around the edges
Bakers twine, dew drops & button from stash


Thursday 7 July 2011

I'm A Lucky Girl!

No makes from me today......playtime is cancelled busy,busy,busy!
Just thought I would show you this fabulous lamp that the Daylight Company have asked me to review
Now aren't I a lucky girl lol......and it seems their are a few of us about so reviews for this lamp will be popping up on a few other blogs too!
I can't wait for it to arrive. I do have a daylight lamp already and they are fab but this one has a large magnifyer the moment I have one of those around the neck thingys for close up work like opening jump rings etc but it does get in my this lamp will be just fab!

Anyway must go get on....see you soon!

Just editing to say it's just arrived and it's a smasher!
Much bigger than I imagined......reminds me of the alien machines in 'War of The Worlds' yikes lol!