Tuesday, 30 September 2008


Over at Funky Fairy's this week challenge 35 is a sketch and a theme of non traditional Christmas,i've used Funky Fairy's download "Chocolate Covered Christmas Kit",which i actually won from challenge 34....couldn't wait to use this kit the colours are yummy,chocolate,lime,cream and pinks,"gorgeous".
The paper i decided to use from the download is abstract looking and so went along that route with my card,no colouring,quick but effective,different from my usual,but hey change is as good as a rest...lol.
Shapes cut out using nestabilities,sentiment from Penny Black Christmas Critters stamped using Versafine Vintage sepia,glitter and gems from stash.

Monday, 29 September 2008


I've combined two challenges today,Sketch saturday(sketch#18) and PennyBlack Challenge 16 which is "Seasons"....
I've gone for the easy option by deciding to use "Winter" as my season,well thats another Christmas card out the way.
The stamp i've used is Penny Black ""Wishes For Kisses",i love this stamp,coloured with Promarkers and Prisma's and alittle diamond stickles on the snow.I've 3d'd is scarf but it's not showing up that well in the photo,matted and layered using nestabilities.
The paper is printed off a Funky Hand Cd "Yule Be Funky".
Corners and letters all cut on my Wizard,the alphabet is called "Vintage",and the ribbon is from my stash.

Sunday, 28 September 2008


... by Vicky,should i thank you...lol,only joking Vicky, Thank you.The rules are:-

1: Link your tagger and list these rules on your blog.

2: Share 7 facts about yourself on your blog, some random, some weird.

3: Tag 7 people at the end of your post by leaving their names as well as links to their blogs.

4: Let them know they have been tagged by leaving a comment on their blog.

Well here we go....my hubby would be better writing this about me,than me...lol
1:Love chocolate,and have to have my daily fix of at least one bar of some sort each day,i'm a size 10,but my hubby say's i should be double that with the amount i eat.
2:I'm terrified of heights,i don't even like getting on a pair of step ladders...but love getting on a plane...but i suppose thats alittle different.
3:I don't always think before i speak,i tend to be very up front with people and sometimes this doesn't go down too well,but i expect the same from other people,can't stand liar's and b*********S,see what i mean,perhaps i shouldn't have put this....lol
4:Like my own company,perhaps thats got alot to do with fact No 3,i'm not painting myself too good here am i ?
5:Not keen on the Soaps,hubby likes them more than i do.
6:I would rather give than receive,i always get embarassed when i'm given a gift and somehow it makes me feel sad or should i say touched and normally end up crying,now i'm embarassed for telling you all that...lol
7:I have one regret,i have only one son,who is now 25,and being an only child myself always longed for a big family,but somethings are not meant to be....so now i'm hoping eventually to have loads of grandchildren.
Well sorry to have bored and depressed you all,hopfully when i tag my seven they will be alittle more interesting,i would like to tag the following seven:-


Saturday, 27 September 2008


This week over at Friday Sketchers the sketch as been done by Mumur,what a great sketch this was to work with.The postman delivered a lovely package yesterday of some new Sugar Nellie Christmas stamps i'd purchased from Funkykits a few days before,i couldn't wait to get one of these babies inked up,the only problem was which one was it going to be...lol
I finally decided to use "Snowman With Gift"which i coloured using Promarkers and Prisma's,cut out using nestabilities,i've used brads from my stash for the buttons down his belly.
The papers are all HOTP cardmakers Christmas,and one piece of white card i've used the cuttlebug snowflakes embossing folder on.
The snowflake embellishments have all been cut on my Wizard,the silver puffy one found in my bit box.
The sentiment stamp is by Hero Arts and ribbon from stash.


Thank you soooo much Sandra and Becky for these awards,it's so nice of you both to think about me.Both Sandra and Becky do amazing creations,if you haven't been to their blogs go check them out...So once again thank you girls.

Thursday, 25 September 2008


Whiff Of Joy,challenge 1 is a sketch by Katharina,and i must say a great sketch to work with.I've used another new stamp today which i had a few weeks back but just hadn't got round to using it,too many stamps,so little time...lol
Whiff Of Joy stamp "Melinda reading book"coloured with Promarkers and Prisma's cut out and raised using 3d foam pads.I wanted to make Melinda a bit of a dark angel,not evil,but alittle naughty,reading the hidden secrets of her diary...lol,her face is a bit red,is she blushing or have i gone ott on the cheeks...lol
Papers all HOTP,scroll stamp also HOTP.
Circles cut using nestabilities.
Sentiment Doodlebug rub-ons.
Bookmark made with beads from stash.
I've decided to enter this card in Katharina's Whiff Of Joy guest DT call.

Tuesday, 23 September 2008


Firstly thanks to everyone who joined in with the last sketch,it was great visiting all your blogs,there was some gorgeous cards again,hopefully you'll be joining us again this week.Stamp With Sarah Kay sketch 12 this week is by Betty,thank you,it was lovely to work with.
The stamp Sarah Kay "My Sweet Lillie" coloured with Promarkers and Prismas,matted and layered using nestabilities and 3d'd.
Paper is by HOTP and is from the Metallic Silver collection,i love these papers,but are terrible to photograph.
Sticky silver lace ribbon by Dovecraft.
Corner cut out on the Wizard.
Charms,ribbon,gems,pearls and beads for hatpin all from stash.


Over at Funky Fairy's this week challenge#34 "Ribbons and Lace",well i couldn't give this one a miss,i needed to cover a box for a little gift i've got for someone so this fell just right for me.
The paper i've used is from the "PINKIE POPS" download set from FunkyFairy's,so is the sentiment tag,i just reduced the size down before printing.
Flowers,lace,ribbon and ribbon slider all from stash.

Monday, 22 September 2008


For Sketch Saturday (No 17) this week i decided to use another one of my new stamps and do a mans card.
The stamp a Forever Friends by Docrafts,coloured with Promarkers,Prisma's and a touch of Sakura,matted and layered using Nestabilities.
Cardstock is heavy weight leather look.
The paper and tape measure vellum is HOTP "Workbench Ephemera",i think it works really well with this image.
The "Mr Fix It" is cut and embossed on the Wizard and i have rubbed over it with a Versafine Vintage Sepia ink pad.
The thanks sentiment is a studio G clear stamp.
Eyelets and brad from stash.
Metal spanner from my hubby's shed...lol,can't think what he'd need this for,well it's too late now,and there's another one with my name on it...lol

Sunday, 21 September 2008


Heather (Rica's Haven)very kindly sent me this award. It's call the Wylde Women award and the purpose of it is to send love, and acknowledge to women who brighten your day, teach you new things and live their lives fully with generosity and joy". The rules are:

1 Your can give it to one or one hundred and any number inbetween - your choice.
2. Make sure you link to their site.
3 Link back to this blogsite http://www.tammyvitale.com/ so Tammy can visit all these wonderful women.
4. Remember the purpose of the award.

Thank you soooo much Heather,i'm honoured to be given this award by you,go check out Heathers blog (Rica's Haven)there are some amazing cards on there...After long and hard thought i've decided to pass this onto Rach,i know she's probably been given this many times by many of her followers,but to me she is trully amazing,her cards are stunning,her colouring is breathtaking,i visit her blog daily for my regular fix...lol to maybe pick some hints and tips up,in the hope that one day i will get to this standard of work,so thank you Rach for your inspiration.If you haven't vistited Rach's blog,and i know that's alittle unlikely,go check it out...

Saturday, 20 September 2008


This week challenge 15 at Penny Black Saturday Challenge is decorate the inside of your card.For this one i've made a card in the shape and size of a mans wallet.
The card stock is a heavy weight taupe leather look,which i've stitched around the edge on the sewing machine,and distressed the edges alittle to give it a worn look with versafine vintage sepia ink pad,i've used a small Penny Black stamp from the transparent "critter party"set which i've heat embossed with "peanut butter"embossing powder from the Sparkle N Sprinkle range from Joanna Sheen,to give it a designer emblem look...lol
Inside i've pocketed the wallet,added business cards,money and my own card which i've stamped with the smaller version of "Dressed Up!"from the "Bubbly" transparent set and the sentiment is from that same set.The image is coloured with Promarkers and Prisma's.

Friday, 19 September 2008


Well Becky what a sweet award,and timed perfectly,just what i needed to cheer me up,"THANK YOU SOOOOO MUCH".
The hardest part of receiving awards is deciding who to pass them on to,Becky's been very generous and passed it on to many of you all ready,to me you all deserve this award,so if you're listed in my sidebar PLEASE,PLEASE,PRETTY PLEASE take it,i so want you to have it !!!!


Challenge 28 at Cute Card Thursday this week is "FOOD".I thought i would use a stamp i haven't used for while for this one,"Picking Apples".Well the sentiment sums up my day today,have you ever had one of those days,when you wish you could start it all over again...lol,it's just gone from bad to worse,oh well need to put it down to experience...enough of me feeling sorry for myself,back to the card.
The stamp "Picking Apples",Sugar Nellie from Funkykits,coloured with Promarkers and Prisma's,matted and layered using nestabilities.
The paper,textured card and brad are all DCWV.
The bubble corner is M.I.Y.
The metal butterflies are called Memory Charms,Marian and Me,you should actually set them like you would an eyelet,but i wanted them to stand proud from the card so have stuck them with alittle silicon glue.
The ribbon and gems from stash,sentiment Doodlebug rub-ons.

Thursday, 18 September 2008


Another great sketch from Jo at "Saturday Sketch" this week,i know what you're thinking Saturday sketch and it's Thursday,i'm alittle behind...lol.
For this i've used one of my recent purchases from Whiff Of Joy "Willow With Lantern",i adore this stamp,it's a large size stamp and beautiful to work with,hence the A5 card,i'd forgotten what it was like to work with this size card,tend now to use more square cards.
The image then as i've said "Willow With Latern",Whiff Of Joy,coloured with Promarkers and Prisma's,with a touch of Sakuka,matted and layered.
The papers are HOTP Metallic Gold,gorgeous papers and willow deserves them...lol
Corners and scrolls cut on the Wizard,flowers punched with Xcut punch.
Ribbon and gems from stash.
Haven't added a sentiment to this,but will later when i decide who i will be sending it to.

Tuesday, 16 September 2008


I try not to combine challenges if i can help it,but i have today,Papertake Weekly Challenge this week is a sketch by the talented Katherina,and i must say a dream of a sketch to work with,this is one i shall be using again... A Spoon Full Of Sugar Challenge 17 "Christmas Is Coming".
The stamp is Forever Friends from the Christmas set,coloured using Promarkers and Prisma's,matted and layered using Nesties.
The papers are by Funky Hand,"Yule Be Funky" CD.
The sentiment stamp is SeeD's "Chistmas Messages".
The ribbon is from Poppicrafts,brads and gems from stash,holly punched out with Xcut punch.
I don't know why it is in the photo the colour of the hat and scarf look a completely different shade of pink to the backing papers,but IRL match perfectly.

Monday, 15 September 2008


Funky fairy's challenge No 33 is a sketch this week,i've never entered this challenge before,but felt like a bit of a change,a change is as good as a rest they say...lol
The stamp i've used is a Forever Friends from the Celebration set by Docrafts,coloured with Promarkers and Prisma's,cut out with nestabilities and 3d'd with foam tape.
The papers are all from a download actually from Funky Fairy's,"Funky Flowers".
The sentiment stamp is by Autumn Leaves.
The corner is cut with a die on my Wizard and the flowers are cut from one of the backing papers.


This week at Sarah Kay (week 11) the challenge is to use 3 different papers on your card,no more and no less.
The image i've used is Sarah Kay Rosalies Bicycle,coloured with Promarkers and Prisma's,cut out using neatabilities.
The papers are all from the English Paper Company.
The scrolls are a Sizzix die i've used on my Wizard.
Ribbon and gems from stash.

Friday, 12 September 2008


Stamp Something Challenge this week is "Cherry Inspired Somethings",this is the first time i've entered this challenge,couldn't miss this one,with my Blog being called Cherry Pickin's....lol.
The stamp ive used was one i had out of a bargain bin at the NEC in march,there's no markings on it so not sure who it's made by,it's not an out line stamp so coloured directly onto the stamp with whispers markers,stamped and then coloured the image again with prisma's,sansador and paper stumps,then used 3d gloss over the top,i'm really pleased how this as turned out.
The sentiment is an HOTP rub-on.
The papers are Pink Petticoat "Lola's Boudoir Collection" printed onto gloss photo paper.
Ribbon,gems and beads for the hatpin all from stash.

Thursday, 11 September 2008


Challenge 27 at Cute Card Thursday this week is "CATS AND DOGS",I got my inspiration for this card from one of the DT cards made by Annie (ink'n'rubba),she had used a Cuddly Buddly stamp,i haven't used the same one,but i'd forgotten i'd purchased some awhile back,it's my age or i've got too many stamps...lol,so thank you Annie for the reminder.
Image stamp (Charley with Sal),sentiment stamp and backing paper all Cuddly Buddly.Pearl brads Papermania and ribbon from stash.
Image coloured with promarkers and prisma's,sansador and paper stumps.

Wednesday, 10 September 2008


Stamp with Sarah Kay,Sketch 11...Thank you all who joined in the challenge last week,we had some amazing cards once again,i so enjoyed visiting your blogs,hope to see you all again this week,another great sketch this week and some stunning cards from my fellow DT members...
The recipe for my card this week:-
Stamp "Rose's Garden",coloured with prisma's,sansador and paper stumps.Sentiment stamp See D's from the set "Garden Of Friendship".
Paper is The English Paper Company.
Pearl ribbon sliders and gems from my stash.

Tuesday, 9 September 2008


I've been given this award today by Gisela (Mueppi),thank you so much !!!!
The rules are:-
1 The winner can put the logo on their blog.
2 Link to the person you received your award from.
3 Nominate at least 5 other blogs.
4 Before listing the Nominees give a brief reason why you chose them.
5 Put links of those blogs on yours.6 Leave a message on the blogs you have nominated.
I've decided to give this award to the list of people below for the simple reason i love to visit their blogs,i get alot of inspiration from these people and in the bargain they make my laugh,thank you ladies.....
Sandra,not me by the way....lol

Monday, 8 September 2008


This is the first time i've entered the Saturday Sketch Challenge,this week Sketch #15...On Saturday i received an order from Whiff OF Joy,excellent service i must add,ordered Wednesday and as i've said arrived Saturday.Gorgeous stamps,i ordered 5,so i needed to have a play,and this card is the result.

When i saw this stamp "Willow With Hot Chocolate" it made me think of Autumn nights,by a camp fire,not that i'm into camping...lol,i'm no snob,far from it,but i like to be waited on when i go on holiday,i wait on everyone else all year round,so hence the outdoor theme.

All cardstock,paper and sentiment DCWV.

Flowers Flora Doodles.

Bird and leaves cut with punches,oh and 1 gem for the birds eye.

Prisma's,sansador,paper stumps,H2Os to colour image.

Saturday, 6 September 2008


"ONE FOR THE GIRLS" ,thats Challenge 13 at Penny Black Saturday Challenge this week....i wanted to do something alittle different from a card,i'd seen this nappy fold pouch on Splitcoast stampers awhile back and liked the idea,so today i had a go....i'm pleased with out this as turned out,i think it's a novel idea for the smaller gift...
Stamp...Penny Black "GUESS ?",coloured with prisma's,sansador and paper stumps.
Papers DCWV summer stack,the tutorial states double side card stock,but i hadn't got anything suitable,so i glued two contrasting 12x12 papers back to back,this is fine,just make sure you line your papers up perfectly.
Flowers,ribbon and ribbon slider all from stash.
Simple but effective little gift pouch.

Friday, 5 September 2008


Challenge 26 this week at Cute Card Thursday is "PRETTY IN PINK",now you tell me who could resist doing this challenge,how many of us crafters love pink...so for mine i've used one of my all time favourite Penny Black stamps,this is so useful for birthdays,retirement or even get well cards...

Penny Black stamp "Lazy Days",coloured with prisma's,sansador and paper stumps,matted and layered using nestabilities,the flower as been stamped twice and decoupaged using silicon glue.
Paper Provo paper stack.
Sentiment Doodlebug rub-ons.
Corners die cut on my Wizard.

Thursday, 4 September 2008


A new challenge started yesterday at "SPIRAL WHISPER",for this first week it's a sketch,you can use any Spiral Whisper stamp.
I've used my Max and Millie stamp designed by Janet Roberts,coloured using prisma's,sansador and paper stumps.
Textured card is DCWV.

Backing paper is a download,unsure where from,too many stored on my computer now.

Sentiment is a download from Shabby Princess and ribbon from stash.

Centre panel cut using nestabilities and each layer mounted on 3d pads,Max and Millie also cut out and mounted on 3d pads.

Wednesday, 3 September 2008


Sketch 10 at "Stamp With Sarah Kay" this week as been done by Moni,what a great sketch to work with.We have a new member joining us on the DT Ingela from Sweden,welcome aboard...
Thank you everyone who joined in with last weeks sketch,there were some stunning cards,i really enjoyed visiting your blogs,hope you to see you again this week...
Well my DT card this week,i think i may have gone alittle overboard with the distressing,i seem to go from one extreme to another,either none at all or too much...lol,i need to strike the happy medium.

Stamp....Sarah Kay,"Margaux Is Painting",coloured with prisma's,sansador and paper stumps.
Papers and sentiments....Downloads unsure where from,sorry.
Teddy charm...MIC
Paperclip...from stash.

Tuesday, 2 September 2008


Spoon full of sugar this week,challenge 15 "Anything But A Card",a couple of weeks back for another challenge i made a wine bottle gift tag and was really pleased with the result....so today i made another one but this time with a Christmas bottle tag in mind.
The stamp Christmas Maggie,Sugar Nellie,i've paper pieced her dress with some lace effect paper,unsure where from,i've used an oddment from my ever growing bit box,i've coloured in the stars on her dress and her wings with a Sakura starduct pen,on the wings i've dotted it on to give a netting appearance.
I've matted and layered using nestabilities,decorated with snowflakes cut from the same card on my wizard.Gems and ribbon from stash.
The sentiment is from See D's "Magical Christmas",held in place by a star shaped brad,allowing movement to be able to write a message on the back.