Monday 31 October 2011

The Winner........

............of the digital software is No 6 Lee

Lee, can  you can email me at so I can sort out your prize asap

Thank you for entering everyone :)


Like Father, Like Daughter!

Hee Hee!

I am going to get into trouble for this one!
Here's Mimi and her dad at the same age.......pulling the same silly faces lol
Couldn't resist it.....and it's his 32nd birthday today too!

Still time to enter the competition to win  fabulous software from 'My Memories' to create digital scrap pages like this
See post below......ends at 6pm


My Memories Software Giveaway

When Liz from 'My Memories' emailed me the other day to ask if I would like to review 'My Memories Suite Digital Scrapbooking Software' I was highly delighted!
I love playing around with photographs and Digital Scrapbooking is something I have been thinking about starting as a new hobby.
I started playing with My Memories Suite  yesterday afternoon for the first time and I love it!
I have to admit I dived straight in and haven't watched any tutorials as yet so I still have lots to learn.....but I was like a child on Christmas morning and couldn't wait to get started lol
I found it quick and easy to pick up the basics of this Scrapbook Software ....there are  lots of tutorials, tips and tricks and support available on the 'My Memories' I am looking forward to studying these over the next few days
These are the images I created yesterday using some of the fab kits available on the 'My Memories' website

Now the good news is not only did I recieve My Memories Suite Digital Scrapbooking Software to review but I have also been given one to put up as a candy prize on my blog!
How good is that??

Here is what you have to do.....please follow the instructions carefully to qualify for the draw

1.Leave your name with inlinkz
2. Please visit 'My Memories' website and take a look at the lovely papers and kits
3. Come back to my blog and leave a comment and tell us which papers/kits you would choose from the 'My Memories' website

I will draw a winner at random after 6pm on October 31st 'Halloween'
That's if I can get away from the front door and the 'Trick or Treaters' lol

Good Luck!

If you don't want to wait for the draw and want to buy the software now just enter this code at the checkout

STMMMS66324 recieve a special $10 discount!
When you buy the software you also get another $10 discount on papers & kits etc in the 'My Memories' store

All new posts will appear underneath until October 31st


Sunday 30 October 2011

Challenge 33

A bit of a quicky card from me today!
This is my DT card for the latest A Gem of a Challenge which started yesterday.
Wasn't feeling so good the last couple of days but on the mend now so that's why it's late :)
I am the host this time too.....I have set the theme as 'Cold & Frosty'
Don't forget to pop over and take a look at the other DT girls cards....they are stunning!

Here is my take on the challenge theme......not an inked edge in sight lol

I am just loving the new 'Spellbinders Edgeabilities' which I have used on the edges of my card (Classic Scallop)
You can find them here but be warned they are flying out like hot cakes lol!

Stamp - 'Penguin Friends' here
Spellbinders Edgeabilities here
Spellbinders Nestabilities here
Spellbinders Snowflake dies here


Friday 28 October 2011

Little Pumpkin!

Just been having a play with 'My Memories Suite' again
I am not feeling so good at the moment....soar throat, itchy ears and no voice.
Think I must have picked it up from Mimi as she had an awful cough when she stayed.
Never mind....she was worth it lol!
Don't forget to enter the draw to win 'My Memories Suite' in the post above.
Not long left now before I choose the winner :)


Tuesday 25 October 2011

Half Term with Mimi

Not much time for crafting just now as we have our four year old  grandaughter Mimi staying a few days.
As you can see she has taken over Grandma's craft room!
Not let her loose on my new Grand Calibur yet though and all Prisma, Copics and ProMarkers are hidden safely away lol

Yesterday was a busy day for Mimi as she learnt how to drive one of Grandad's trams

 She was dead pleased when she was given  £1 in wages lol!

After  we went on the Severn Valley Steam Railway special 'Halloween Steam Train'

Talking to the owls in Kidderminster station the end of a busy day a tired little girl!

Today we went to the children's play  park in Stourport in the morning......and craft room and making 'Halloween Cakes' in the afternoon.
Mimi doesn't know it yet but we have  Fireworks and Sparklers this evening.
It's back up the M6 to Greater Manchester with her tomorrow.....I am staying at a friends in the evening and going for an Italian  meal with the girls before driving back on Thursday.
As much as I love having Mimi my brain feels totally tomorrow evening I will be in need of a stiff drink lol!


Wednesday 19 October 2011

Woo Hoo! I Feel Like A Kid At Christmas

I am just like a kid at Christmas today!
My Grand Calibur has arrived and so has my Memories Suite Digital Scrapbooking Software
I just don't know which way to turn lol!
I will be posting some piccies soon when I have got the hang of the software :)
I love playing around with photos these days.

We got some new stock in today too.
We now have the  6th Spellbinders Edgeabilities 'Classic Scallop'
Lots of you have emailed us about this but it took a while to get I wish I had ordered more!
We also have the 'Raspberry Spacer Plates' for the Grand Calibur.
......and some Grand Nestabilities

Well that's it from to play while I have the chance!
Little Mimi is about to descend on us at the weekend for a few days as it is half term next week.
Not much crafting for me then!


Tuesday 18 October 2011

A Mimi Card

I have been playing with the sketch I made of Mimi
I have coloured her with a mix of Copics and Prisma Pencils


By The Cute and Girly - Anything Goes
My Time to Craft - Punches and Dies

Downloadable Digi Papers 'Shades' here
Paper rose made with Spellbinders 'Rose Creations' here
Pearl Flourishes here
Adesive pearls here
Butterflies - Martha Stewart Punch


Sunday 16 October 2011

Edgeablities Tutorial Video

Some great tips on this Youtube video by Kimberly Crawford showing how to use the new Spellbinders Edgeabilities.
I am so excited as I  have just ordered a Grand Caliber so that I can use them :)
My Cuttlebug is too small so it was either buy longer plates for it or buy the Grand Caliber

We have a selection of Edgeabilities at a brilliant price....see them here
We also have the new Postage Stamp Nestabilities here that Kimberly is using in the video


Mimi in Digi

I have been having a play with grandaughter Mimi's photo this morning.
I made a digi of the photo then coloured her with copics

Saturday 15 October 2011

Challenge 32

It's A Gem of a Challenge day today and it's challenge 32 already!
Gosh where does time go these days!
This time I am the host and I have this sketch for you to follow.
Don't forget to pop over and take a look at the DT girls gorgeous cards....they have come up with some stunners!

Here is my take on the sketch

I have used 'Mimi & Snowman' stamp here
Sentiment from A7 stamp set 'Let It Snow' here
Downloadable Digi Papers 'Shades' here
Ink - Memento 'Rich Cocoa' (makes the image appear softer) here
Image coloured with Prisma Pencils and Copics (face)
Spellbinders  & Marianne Dies here
Adesive Pearls here


Friday 14 October 2011

She is growing so fast! little grandaughter


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

.......No 9  Kbrandy4  aka Hazel!

Hazel was drawn at random using the random number generator

So if you can please contact me Hazel at  with your full name and address so I can post you the candy asap :)


Halloween Candy!

Would you like to be in with a chance of winning some Pink Gem Halloween Candy?
All you have to do is leave your link with Inlinkz below (you don't have to put anything on your blog)
I will draw a winner at random on the 14th October
Good Luck!

All new posts will appear underneath until the 14th Oct!

Thursday 13 October 2011

Ever Feel Like Your Being Watched......

..........when you crafting? I do lol!
Here is my little dog Gem watching me work this afternoon

Where ever I am....... she is!
Dogs are such great company......when they smell fresh and clean of course  lol!