Thursday, 29 May 2008

Kitchen Nightmare

Well I was going to post some pictures of my kitchen and how it is progressing but I decided I could not face seeing it each time I came on to blog, as you can tell it is not going how I hoped, I will not bore you with the details TOO much but I have no sink, my fridge, freezer and new washer are in my living room, the new sink and new kitchen cupboards are in my conservatory and I have two 3.6 metre worktops in my hall :( Oh well best keep my pecker up, I will try and get into my craft room later on, but keep up the good work everyone you are keeping my going xxx

Gina xxxx

Friday, 23 May 2008

Cute Card Thursday #11

Do you get the impression I don't want to start on my kitchen :) you would be right, 2 cards in a day :)
This is for the cute card Thursday challenge, the challenge is a sketch by Katherina, I have used my penny black "gift bear" stamp and layered that with my nesties, the paper is from Dovecraft "Hint of Pink" and the corregated card is from my stash,

Oh well I can put it off no longer off to the Kitchen I go :(
Have a great weekend everyone

"A Spoon Full of Sugar" new challenge

A new challenge blog is starting on tuesday 27 may, for all out there who love sugar nellie stamps "A Spoon Full of Sugar" looks like another reason to buy more stamps, go check it out

"Kickin" Birthday

Well I was beginning to think I would never make another card again, its been a whole week again, where does the time go to. Well I still have quite a few blogs to catch up on. I always look but think I will leave comments later and then forget which I have done and which I havn' that just me?
Any how here is a birthday card and it does look so much better in real life... honest :) I have used my penny black "Kickin" stamp for the 1st time and layered onto pearl card, the sentiment is from penny black "salutations" stamps. All of the backing papers are K&Co Brenda Walton designer papers which I love, just wish the pic did them justice. The flower is from flora doodles

Hope you all have a fantastic weekend, mine will be ripping out a kitchen......long story but took a washer out and the plumbing and electrics are shot so all need redoing :( more craft money goes out the window

Thursday, 22 May 2008

Charlie's Blog Candy

Charlie at has some fantastic blog candy to celebrate her 1st birthday and 15,000 hits, she has a great blog too so please go and check her out xxx

Monday, 19 May 2008


I have recieved this lovely award from Sue , Marlou and Tara, I visit each of these blogs every day and they all have awesome cards which I envy daily, so "Thank you very much"

I have also received this award "You rock my socks" from Tara "Thank you again" I have never rocked anyones socks before :)

I am such a lucky girl because I also received this from Tracy it is a "Circle of Friends" which again I want to "Thank you Tracy"

I really appreciate all of the awards, so I would like to give all of the awards to my blogging sisters, they have been really good to me and I really appreciate their Hugs and wishes xxx

Friday, 16 May 2008

Friday Sketchers #2

This is my card for the sketch this week done by Beatrix for the Friday Sketch, it is a stunning sketch and one that I found challenging but I enjoyed it so much, the cards from the DT are stunning so please give it a go this week :)
I have used my new sugar nellie stamp "Birthday Maggie" and coloured her with water colour pencils, all of the papers are K & C0 "Brenda Walton" designer papers with the exception of the embossed paper which was from my stash. The flowers are from my bucket of blooms.
Hope you like, have a great weekend everyone xx

SBS 9 colour challenge "Green and Blue"

Our colour challenge this month is set by Louise and it is Green and Blue.
The image is my new image by high hopes "froggy gift" such a cute image, I have paper pieced the image with papers from K&Co "Hopscotch" designer papers, all of the papers are from this pad. The brads are from dovecraft. Sorry about the squiffy pic :)

Have a good weekend :)

Thursday, 15 May 2008

Tilda and Co Challenge #19

Here is my card for the tilda and Co challenge "Black and White" sorry about the pic but it has gone very yukky and dark here :(
I have used a vellum wrap around the card and secured it with some velvet black ribbon, I have paper pieced tilda with some spotty paper and added a flower with white brad

Monday, 12 May 2008

How the candy winner was chosen :)

Well after hours and hours of piffing and faffing, I think I have uploaded how the candy winners were chosen :)

Sunday, 11 May 2008

And the winner is .......

Just a quick thank you to everyone who joined in with my candy challenge and an apology for keeping you waiting...will explain later :)

The winner of the blog candy is
Manna xx

There were 2 runners up who will receive some images are
Elisa and Vicki

Congratulations to you all, I only need Elisa's address so if you could leave me your address (I won't publish it)

Now for the explanation, boy what an evening. I decided to video the unvailing of the winner as I thought this would be quite good (silly me), How on earth you get them uploaded onto here is anyones guess, so I tried and failed and then tried youtube and failed and then couldn't get back on to let you all know :( it has not beaten me though so you will see how the winners were chosen, even if it takes me all day, so pop back later maybe a lot later on :) to see xxx

Saturday, 10 May 2008

10,000 Hits Blog Candy

As you can see I have now passed my 10,000 hits on my blog so I am offering blog candy, it is open to everyone so please feel free to join in.
The candy includes -
  • New Sugar Nellie Stamp "Birthday Maggie"
  • Dovecraft 6 x 6 paper "A Hint of Pink"
  • Flora Doodles Flowers
  • 2 reels of blue and pink ribbon
  • Stamped images of New Sugar Nellie "Splashing Maggie" "Big Brother" "Ballet Maggie" "Big Sister"

The challenge to win the blog candy is simple, as you can see there is a stamp, pretty paper, flowers and ribbon.......that is the challenge to make a card with all of those ingredients, see, how simple is that :). Just leave me a comment and I will add your blog to the list.
The closing date will be Saturday May 10th to give everyone a chance, and the winner will be picked randomly.
Good luck to everyone. I will leave this post at the top until the finish, xxx

Here are the entries to my challenge please take a look at all of the lovely cards

Noleen -

Elisa -

Laura -

Hannah -

Sue -

Natalie -

Maria -

Richelle -

Tara -

Michelle -

Bernie -

Sue -

Kim Marie -

Vicki -

Viv -

Vicky -

Doris -

Sharon -

Ria -

Sally -

Joanne -

Monika -

Sandra -

Leonie -

Janet -

Sara -

Jilli -

Manna -


Friday, 9 May 2008

Friday Sketchers #1

Here is my card for the 1st Friday Sketchers sketch, it is a great new site so pop over and have a go.
I have used the same image as yesterday and papers from spring matstack, sorry about the picture it is getting dark here now.

Just to let you know my candy challenge finishes tomorrow night at 7.00pm so you can still enter up until then :)

Thursday, 8 May 2008

Candy Stripes

Here is a card I made today, this is my first card in days (naughty me) the time just will not slow down for me :( the sun is shining again today so I thought I would do a bright card to match. I have been watching QVC today in the background as they have a craft day and I have just seen Hannah she looks very professional and not nervous at all, well done Hannah :)

Thank you to everyone who is joining in with the candy challenge there are a few days left and if you do want to join in but don't have a blog just let me know and I will get your cards on too

Tuesday, 6 May 2008

Busy Busy Busy

Oh dear I think the sun has got to me today :) I wrote a title of Busy Busy Busy and then forgot to write a post with it, ah well I didn't have that much to say any how, only that I have been busy (see not with it at all) I will try and get round to everyone over the next couple of days and try to get a card on too. Thanks to everyone who has joined in with my candy challenge and don't forget there is still time, you have until Saturday. Everyone welcome :)

Saturday, 3 May 2008

Cute Card Thursday #8

This weeks CCT is "In the Garden"
Here is my card I have used pink cat studio stamp, I don't know the name of the papers sorry,
Hope you are all having a great weekend, and don't forget to have a go at my candy challenge you have till Saturday 8th

Thursday, 1 May 2008

Michelle's 40,000 hits Blog Candy

Michelle at Card Grotto is offering some gorgeous blog candy to celebrate her 40,000 hits, wow I thought I was good with my 10,000 :0) all you have to do is leave a link on your blog

"Ballet Maggie"

Here is a card for Dave's niece. I can not make my mind up with this one but it is loud and bright for a 4 year old, I have used my lovely new sugar nellie "Ballet Maggie" she is so sweet but I don't think my colouring has done her justice. I am having a crisis of confidence with colouring at the moment hence not many cards,