Monday, 29 December 2008


I've been given this award by the very lovely Sue.....thank you soooo much for thinking about me and thinking my Blog is worthy of this award.
I haven't been around much the last few weeks,and to be honest still not got back into doing any crafting.I've had lots of crafty goodies for Christmas including Copic markers,but still this hasn't mustered up any interest,i'm hoping my mojo return's soon.
I would like to pass this award to the following people whose Blogs i love to visit on a regular basis.
I would like to thank everyone who visits my Blog and leaves such lovely comments,i so appreciate them,they make my day,so thank you once again.
I would like to wish you all "A HAPPY HEALTHY NEW YEAR",
Take care
San x

Wednesday, 17 December 2008


Yet another week at Stamp With Stampavie,where's the last week gone.This week there's no theme or sketch to follow "Do What You Want",in other words you can make a card,a box,a tag whatever you want so long as you use a Stampavie image,that could be a Sarah Kay or Rachelle Anne Miller stamp.
I always send a couple of New Year cards so took the opportunity this week with my DT card to get cracking.
The stamp is Rachelle Anne Miller "Congratulations",coloured with Promarkers and Prisma's with a touch of ultra fine glitter and glamour dust.
The firework backing paper is printed off a Robert Addams CD "Complete Cards Vol 1",i've used a quickie glue pen over the firework sprays and sprinkled over glamour dust,very sparkly IRL,but not showing up in the photo.
The textured card is Core'dinations.
Flowers Flora Doodles.
Tartan ribbon from stash,this is where the colour theme came from.
Sentiment computer generated "Chocolate Box" font.
We are taking a break for two weeks at Stamp With Stampavie,so see you all in the new year.
So i would like to wish you all "A VERY MERRY CHRISTMAS & A HAPPY HEALTHY NEW YEAR",
Take care,
San x

Tuesday, 16 December 2008


Well i've been given this award by Bev,thank you soooo much,i feel really honoured to receive it from you.If you haven't visited Bev's Blog(i think that's highly unlikely)get yourself over there PDQ you're in for a treat,she does some stunning work....
The rules are to give it to five others, who shall give it to five others.. You shall link the one you got it from, and also the ones you give it to:) And let them know. And there is more... You have to write down five things you are addicted to....
Well here goes,my addictions are:-
1 Crafting in any shape or form.
2 Chocolate,any flavour,milk,dark or white,must have my daily
3 Tea,i so love a cuppa,or
4 Fruit cake,the richer the better.
5 Yankee candles.
The five i would like to pass it on to are.....Becky,Alison,Sonia,Vicky and Chris

Wednesday, 10 December 2008


Another week at Stamp With Stampavie and this week the theme is "Vintage",hope you will all come and join in,but we do understand how pushed everyone is for time,thanks to everyone who played along with us last week.
For my card i've used Sarah Kay "Christmas Magic",i thought this was the right stamp for the vintage theme,no colouring,i just wanted to leave it as the stamped outline.I've created a photo frame around the image and put some acetate into it,this isn't showing to good in the photo.
All the papers,sentiment and holly embellishments are Anna Griffin.
Tassel from Joanna Sheen.
I'm not really happy with this card,i've not been interested in my craft this last week or two,i've had alot on my mind and somehow haven't been able to summon up any enthusiasm,normally i craft to take my mind off things,but haven't been able to some how.
Sorry for not visiting your Blogs lately,but will try to over the next few days.
Take care and have a lovely day,
San x

Wednesday, 3 December 2008


This week at Stamp With Stampavie our theme is "A Star",now it's up to what you make....a card,or Christmas decoration etc ,so long as you use a star shape.Check out the DT examples if you need alittle inspiration.
I went the easy route and made a decoration,times precious at the moment,what with Christmas and other things life's throwing at me at the minute.....oh well i keep telling myself it's the same for everyone.
The main star shape of the decoration was printed from a Joanna Sheen CD "Enchanted Christmas",the stamp i used is a SK "Christmas Magic",coloured with Promarkers and Prisma's and a touch of glitter,cut out using my nesties on the Wizard.
It's double sided with a sentiment on the reverse,the stamp is a WOJ,from the sentiment set "Christmas Wishes".
Before adhering the two sides together i sandwiched a tassel with loop in between,i used silicone glue so that the decoration is not completly flat.
I would like to than everyone who joinned in with us last week,and i hope to see you all again this week.
Sorry i haven't been visiting your Blogs for a few days,life as i said as been alittle hectic,but i'll
try my best to visit tonight,so get the kettle
Take care,and hope you all have a lovely day...
San x

Monday, 1 December 2008


Well as a thank you for support and help Moni who runs the Stamp With Stampavie Challenge as awarded us all on the DT with this lovely award.....thank you Moni this is a really nice thought.

Saturday, 29 November 2008


Penny Black Saturday Challenge this week is "No Patterned Paper",i love working this way....the image which i've coloured with Promarkers and Prisma's is a PB stamp called "Rain Or Shine Friends",not sure why i picked the colours i did,but now i've finished it i'm happy with it.
The cream card is leather look from stash and the lilac and blue card is Core'dinations.
Flowers from stash.
Ribbon is from Poppicrafts.
Pearl brads Papermania.
I've used this weeks sketch by Carole over at Friday Sketchers,and i must say a fabby sketch to work with.
Well thats about it for now,must go and have something to eat,had no tea yet....hubby and Ben have, i did theirs earlier,but i wanted to finish my card.

Friday, 28 November 2008


Well the WOJ Challenge this week is "Anything But A Card"....I downloaded this template i've used for the mug from HERE,it seemed perfect to use with "Herb with a teacup",the only thing is i need to fill it with the right ingredients,which should be a sachet of drinking chocolate,mini marshmellows,some chocolates and a candy cane,which i will do tomorrow when i've been shopping.
WOJ stamp "Herb With Teacup" coloured with Promarkers and Prisma's,with a touch of ultra fine glitter.Cut out using nesties on my Wizard.
For the mug i printed onto card a Pink Petticoat snowflake pattern,then reversed the card and printed the template on the back.
There's a alittle poem that you can download with the mug template which i have printed,cut out again with the nesties and adhered to the back of the image.
Eyelet and ribbon from stash.
I've used the same colour scheme as a "Herb with teacup" card i made last week,so that i can give this with it...

Thursday, 27 November 2008


Well yet another card where i've combined challenges,i seem to be doing this more and more lately....times so limited at the moment,well it is for everyone.
The challenges i've covered are Cute Card Thursday which this week the theme is "Lilac",ABC Challenge which is "S for Snow" and Lili Of The Valley Challenge which this week is "Sprinkle And Sparkle"and it's the first time i've entered Lili Of The Valley.
I've used something on my card tonight which i've never tried before,my husband came back the weekend with a few little crafting bits and bobs for me,the image is off a sheet of Royal and Langnickel glitter rub-on transfers which were part of my be honest i never thought i would use,but hey i'm impressed,i'm really pleased with how this as come out.I rubbed the snowman onto white card and then rubbed two shades of lilac chalk around him.
The papers are printed off a Funkyhand CD "Yule Be Funky",and i'm really having my money's worth out of this...brilliant CD.
The sentiment chipboard is from the range,ribbon and gem from stash, snowflakes punched out using an Xcut punch.

Wednesday, 26 November 2008


This week at Stamp With Stampavie we've got a great sketch for you to work with by one of the DT Mona....loved working with this,thank you Mona.
Thank you to everyone who joined in last week,hope to see you all again this week,and i know i say this every week but don't forget you can use both Sarah Kay and Rachelle Anne Miller stamps.
This week i've used a Rachelle Anne Miller stamp "Playtime",coloured with Promarkers and Prisma's,cut out matted and layered using nesties and 3d'd on dimensional tape.
The paper is from a download from Raspberry Road Designs.
Flowers Flora Doodles,ribbon from Poppicrafts and sentiment Doodlebug rub-ons.
Have a lovely day,whatever you're doing....
Take care
San x

Tuesday, 25 November 2008


Well just a short post,i've been given this award by two lovely ladies Michele and Jacqueline,i received this same award the other day from Rach,so this time i won't be passing it on,i think it's done the rounds more than once now and seems most blogs have received it.
I've also been tagged again by Lorraine,i'm sorry but i found this hard last time to think of seven interesting things about myself that you may find interesting,so i'm passing on this this time.
Thank you all for the kind comments about my mom,and the much needed hugs,they mean soooo much.

Monday, 24 November 2008


The theme this week over at Penny Black Saturday Challenge is "Funky Christmas".I've used sketch #36 by Katharina,great sketch thank you Katharina.
I've used PB "Christmas Fairy" stamp,i think she's funky....coloured with Promarkers and Prisma's with alittle diamond stickles to her wings and the bottom of her dress.
The papers are printed from a Funkyhand CD "Yule Be Funky",i've used this CD alot i really like the papers and they print really well.
The sentiment is a Elzybells stamp.
Ribbon and gems all from stash.
I'm feeling alittle down today,my mom's had some results back at the doctors today and things are not looking good.

Saturday, 22 November 2008


Well haven't had much time to craft today,but managed to finish 1 card which covers 5 challenges....Saturday Sketch,a sketch by Jo,a lovely sketch which i will use again,A Spoon Full Of Sugar which this week is "Blooming Marvelous,Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge which is to use decoupage,ABC Challenge which is R for Ribbon and lastly a new challenge"Everythings Coming Up Roses" over at Flutterby Crafts.
I've had this sheet of Morehead decoupage for a while now,i think these are so cute but have never got round to using them,2 images to a sheet,so 1 left now.They're made up of 4 layers.
The papers are Basic Grey "Sugared",love these and i think they work well with this image.
The sentiment is computer generated,the font is "Angelina".
Flowers,ribbon,beads and gems from stash and Glamour dust on her wings.
This card is for my mom who is due to go in hospital within the next few weeks,she's got to have quite a large operation....she's nearly 80,but very young at heart and still likes cutie cards,so this maybe off me or for Ben my son to give her.
Hope you are all enjoying your weekend,
Take care,
San x


Well i've just found out i've been given an award,and a very posh looking one at that from Rach.To receive this from Rach means soooo much to me,i feel really honoured...this is one very talented,warm hearted lady...ok Rach you can pay me,no i really mean it,so once again thank you...

The award has such a great sentiment behind it and here is what it says:
This blog invests and believes the PROXIMITY - nearness in space, time and relationships!These blogs are exceedingly charming. These kind blogger's aim to find and be friends. They are not interested in prizes or self-aggrandizement. Our hope is that when the ribbons of these prizes are cut, even more friendships are propagated. Please give more attention to these writers! Deliver this award to eight blogger's who must choose eight more and include this cleverly-written text into the body of their award.
here are my chosen eight.

Thursday, 20 November 2008


Well this card today covers 2 challenges,Cute Card Thursday Challenge 37 which this week the theme is "Snow + snowflakes" and Papertake Weekly which is "Let It Snow!,Let It Snow!,Let It Snow!.
I've used one of my new Whiff Of Joy stamps "Herb With Teacup",love all this new Winter collection...i've coloured using Promarkers,Prisma's and alittle ultra fine glitter,i've cut him out and shaped him alittle,then used Silicone glue to raise him up from the card.
The background is printed off an Artylicious CD "Seasons Greetings"and i think it's perfect for Herb.
The sentiment is also a Whiff Of Joy stamp,alittle freebie from Katharina that came with some other stamps i had awhile back,thank you Katharina.
The extra snowflakes were punched out with a Dovecraft punch,i've added gems to some of them.
I've threaded a cord through so that the card can be either free standing or hung up,the cord was from my bit box,the snowflake eyelets are by making memories.

Wednesday, 19 November 2008


Well another week at Stamp With Stampavie....where do the weeks go?,this week we've got a sketch provided by our guest designer Sandra212,lovely sketch to work with,thank you Sandra.
For my DT card this week i've used one of my favourite Sarah Kay stamps "My Sweet Lilli",coloured with Promarkers and Prisma's,matted and layered using nestabilities and 3d'd using dimensional tape.
The papers are Basic Grey "Boxer" and "Cupcake".
The flowers are from Poppicrafts.
The chipboard letters are by DCWV,they were originally cream,i colored them with the same red Promarker that had used on Lilli's dress and then put diamond stickles on the top.
Flat backed pearls and gems from stash.

Hope to see you all joinning in with us this week,you can use both Sarah Kay and Rachelle Anne Miller stamps on your cards.
Thank you to everyone who joined us last week,you created some beautiful cards.

Tuesday, 18 November 2008

AN AWARD and TAG....

I've been given an award by angel14031,thank you for thinking about me,i'm not passing it on because i know so many of you have received this on numerous occassions,and i think it's been around the block a few times now,but for anyone who visits who hasn't received please feel free to add it to your Blog,i would like you to have it.

The same with the Tag that i have been given by Jacqueline,it's only been a few weeks since i was last tagged,and to be completely honest i was hard pushed then to think of 7 facts about me,so i will pass on this one,but it was nice of you Jacqueline to think about me.


Well Debbie at Passion For Crafts as some gorgeous Blog candy up for grabs....including 17 Copic markers...well would i like to win this little lot,like i said in my last post these are on my Chrimbo list and yes santa i'm still being a good you haven't been to Debbie's Blog before go check it out she does some amazing creations....THE WINNER WILL BE DRAWN WEDNESDAY 26th NOVEMBER...GOOD LUCK TO ALL WHO ENTER.

Monday, 17 November 2008


Week 3 over at Magnolia Vs Stampavie is a Sketch By Donna,a great sketch to work with and a lovely change to work with a DL card,brilliant,thank you Donna,one i will be using again.There's also a brilliant prize up for grabs this week,the lucky winner gets to pick a set of 12 Copic Ciao Markers with a free wallet,these pens are on my Christmas list...i'm being a good girl
I've gone for a Stampavie Rachelle Anne Miller stamp this week "Congratulations",coloured with my old faithfuls Promarkers and Prisma's,with a touch of ultra fine glitter here and there.
The papers are Basic Grey "Granola",love the colours in this paper pad.
The chipboard letters are DCWV.
Ribbon from stash,and Fiskars Threading Water Punch used to make scalloped edge.

Sunday, 16 November 2008


The theme this week at Penny Black Saturday Challenge (week 23) is "Monochromatic".i love this look on a card so i knew i would be joinning in with this.I've took the opportunity to use another great sketch by Kim (simplyfairies),a new challenge that started last week,go check it out.
I've used Penny Black stamp "Merriest Xmas" coloured with Prisma's,i've glittered the baubles up with ultra fine glitter and added diamond stickles around their feet.
The papers are printed off a Funkyhand CD "Yule Be Funky",great CD.
The bauble embellishment was originally a cream diecut which i've glittered with the same ultra fine glitters and added some gems,there's alot of sparkle on this
Ribbon from stash.
Hope you're all enjoying the weekend,i'll try to get round to your Blogs tonight to see what you've all been up to,but for now i must dash,hubby's due home from work.....and i must look like i've been doing something other than

Saturday, 15 November 2008


No sketch this week over at Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge....the theme "Cute As A Button",the challenge was set by DT member Claire,great theme Claire...cute image and buttons are whats required.
I've only used a small image,but i think a cute little duck none the less....couldn't find anything else suitable or small enough to fit on the pocket.The stamp is from a Royal Langnickel clear stamp set "Baby Toys",what bit of colouring i had to do was done with Prisma's and Sansador,cut out and 3d'd using Silicone glue.
The papers are all Making Memories "Maddi",love these papers,well to be honest more of a cardstock weight.The bottom layer that actually forms the shape of the card i adhered to cardstock before cutting out.
Lace,ribbon and buttons all from stash.


Well i've been given this lovely award by Michele....."THANK YOU" Michele,it's so nice when people think about you and think that your Blog is worthy of an award,if you haven't been to Michele's Blog it's well worth a visit...she makes some beautifull cards.
The rules are that i should pass this award onto 5 others now,but to be honest i think most of the people i follow have already received this award,but for anyone who visits me who hasn't received it please pick it up i would like you to have it.
Hope you all have a lovely weekend,
Take care
San x

Thursday, 13 November 2008


This card just about covers three challenges....Papertake Weekly,Dawny's Sketch#2,and must say a lovely sketch to work with,My Time To Craft 36 "Snowmen" and ABC Challenge which this week is Q for Quick card.
I've used a Sugar Nellie stamp "Snow Family",from Funkykits....coloured with Promarkers and Prisma's,and alittle diamond stickles for the snow.
Textured cardstock and papers both DCWV.
Sentiment stamp Sugar Nellie,gems from stash.

Wednesday, 12 November 2008


The theme this week at Stamp With Stampavie is "Christmas",no sketch so i've used sketch#32 by Katharina,just right for the card i wanted to make...
The stamp is a Rachelle Anne Miller,from the Christmas collection "Teddybear",i feel in love with this stamp when i saw it and knew exactly what i wanted to do with it.I've stamped the image 3 times,coloured with Promarkers and Prisma's and a little glamour dust on the present.I've cut the teddy out and layered him up using silicone glue,firstly the whole of him and then just the paws and his bow,it's really effective but not showing on the photo.
The papers are printed from a Crafters Companion CD "A Touch Of Christmas".the glitter adhesive film is from Hobbycraft,which i always mount onto card first.
The sentiment computer generated and ribbon from stash.

Just want to take this opportunity to thank everyone who joined in with us last week,and hope to see you all again this week,just a reminder you can use both Sarah Kay and Rachelle Anne Miller stamps on your cards,so what you waiting for,get stamping....If you need alittle inspiration check out the gorgeous cards made by my fellow DT members.

Tuesday, 11 November 2008


This week over at Mangnolia V Stampavie the challenge this week is to keep it "Clean and Simple"3 colours only....i've used a sketch by Kim (Simplyfaries)who this week as started a new challenge....a sketch challenge every Friday....great first sketch Kim.
Again this week gone for Magnolia "Giggling Tilda",coloured using my old faithfulls Promarkers and Prisma's,i'll have a change one
The textured card is DCWV and the papers are a freebie from a magazine...not bad quality.Glitter adhesive flim Hobbycraft.
Sticky braid Anita's.
Papermania pearl brads.Flowers and beads for hatpin all from stash mountain.

Saturday, 8 November 2008


Again tonight i've combine 2 challenges.....Secret Crafter Challenge 6,a sketch by Wendy,a lovely sketch to work with and Basic Grey which this week is "Glitter".
This is not my usual style of card at all,i much prefer cute images....but like i've said before a change is as good as a
The "Flower Doodle -Dallion" was a free decoupage download from Fred She Said a while back.i cut all the layers out the day i had it,but never got round to doing anything with it,in fact i didn't really think i ever would,but when i saw the Basic Grey Challenge today i decided to glitter it up alittle and use it up,i actually think the Basic Grey "Boxer" papers work well with it.
The sentiment is from a set i got from Create and Craft,not sure of the make.
The tassel and gems from stash.

Friday, 7 November 2008


Well yet another combined challenge card tonight.....Dotties World,the challenge this week is to use only black,white and a splash of colour(should be one other colour,i had to add a tiny bit of yellow to her beak...sorry),and the other challenge is A Spoonfull Of Sugar,challenge 24 a sketch by one of the DT Trina....great sketch to work with,thank you Trina,it made a nice change to do a different shaped card.
The image is a download from the new "Animal Magic Collection"you can get it HERE,i just had to use "Ozzy Ostrich",i've coloured it using Promarkers and Prisma's,and a touch of diamond stickles on her feathers.The sentiment under Ozzy comes with the image,you can use the image with or without the sentiment.
The Houndstooth paper is a download from Designer Digitals.
Sentiment at the bottom of card was computer generated,cut using nesties.
Heavy weight leather look cardstock,buttons,eyelets and bow all from stash mountain....ever growing


Hi everyone....I've been given this award by both Shellie and Michele....."THANK YOU" sooooooo much both of you for thinking about me,and for following and supporting my Blog,i really appreciate it....I have received this award before and passed it on then,so this time i'm going to just accept it....Anyone who is a follower of my Blog if you haven't yet received this award please....pretty please feel free to take it.

Thursday, 6 November 2008


Well it's 3 challenges in 1 card tonight.....WOJ challenge 7 a sketch by one of the DT Heather,great sketch to work with,thank you Heather.....Cute Card Thursday "Fairies or Angels "and Basic Grey Challenge 9 "Christmas.

WOJ stamp"Melinda blowing kisses",coloured with Promarkers and Prisma's,Sakura stardust for the wings(i've given her an extra wing which as been 3d'd using silicone glue) and diamond stickles for snow/cloud.
The papers are all Basic Grey "Cupcake".
Silver glitter film Hobby Craft.
Sentiment computer generated.
Flat back pearls from stash.
Cut out using Nesties on the Wizard.

Wednesday, 5 November 2008


Well where does the time go,another week at Stamp With Stampavie,and this week it's a sketch by our guest designer JayJay,thaks to you all who joined us last week and hope to see you all again this week,don't forget you can now use both Sarah Kay and Rachelle Anne Miller stamps,so what you waiting for,get stamping.
I've used a Rachelle Anne Miller stamp "Snowman" coloured with Promarkers and Prisma's with alittle diamond Stickles for the snow,
The paper is DCWV Christmas stack,the textured card is also DCWV.
The sentiment is an Elzybells one.
The snowflakes are cut out with a Spellbinders die on the Wizard and Xcut punches.
Ribbon from stash mountain.
I'm not really happy with this card,i forgot less is more...i think there's too many snowflakes,oh well i'll try to remember the saying next
Hope you all have a good day whatever you're doing,and thanks for taking the time to view my blog and if you leave me a comment good or bad,many thanks for that,time's precious these days,your comments are very much appreciated.....Take care San x