Tuesday, 30 September 2008

Pretty in Pink

I love this forever friends image so much, I paid £12.99 on a kit just so I could get it, well you just have to do it don't you, I did get another stamp, some papers, ink pad, pencils and jewels so it wasn't too bad :)
I have watercoloured the image and used bazzill card to mat and layer, I must admit the card does look better IRL

Monday, 29 September 2008

For You

I made this card for Sue with some images, I think it was Sue who gave me the image in the 1st place "thank you Sue" please ignore her face, she has been out in the sun for a while lol, I coloured her while it was quite dark and I think I overdid the pink :)

Sunday, 28 September 2008

Happy Birthday Vicki

This is my card for Vicki, who's birthday it is today. "Happy Birthday Vicki"
Vicki also had some candy up for grabs which I entered earlier on in the week here is another card which has "pins and needles"
I used an image given to my by Jill "thank you" I coloured her with watercolour pencils and sewed the corners to keep it in place. The pins were a bit awkward and had pearl beads on them, the backing paper is K&Co and the flower is from my stash.
EDIT - if you are wondering why she has funny coloured trousers, it is because they are dirty :) or maybe I used the wrong colour and had to make up an excuse :)

I have just won Vicki's blog candy challenge, YAY, her Daughter Yasmin picked the winner and it was me :) "Thank you Yasmin and Vicki"

Friday, 26 September 2008

Cleanup Time :(

As you can see from the pic, there will be no cards until I can find some room to make one :) I have a couple to show but they have not reached destination yet so I am being very patient and not showing them, and honestly that is so hard for me to do, because I love to put cards on as soon as I have made them, anyway less of the waffle, hope you are all well and have a great weekend, am off to a dog show tomorrow so Ellie can meet up and sniff a few friends (Ellie is my dog if you didn't already know) :)

Thursday, 25 September 2008

Ain't I posh :)

Jo over at siggi shop has done me a gorgeous background to match my header she did for me a while ago, she is such a talented lady, thank you so much Jo :)

Gina xxx

Wednesday, 24 September 2008

Card for Vicki's Blog candy (Hopefully!!!)

Here is my card for Vicki's blog candy, well I hope she accepts it :*)
I did what I normally do, scan over a post without reading it properly and the challenge is pins and needles, so like a shot I got thinking and thinking and thinking again and all I could come up with is this card, well I have just reread Vicki's challenge (this time concentrating) and the challenge is
"So what do you have to do I hear you ask?????
Well the title of my challenge is called Pins & Needles. I would like to see cards made using some decorative pins and some sewing. "

Now as you can see I have done no sewing or decorative pins, oh hum at least I tried :)

Candy Alert (Michelle)

Michelle has some gorgeous candy on offer, just leave a message and link to her blog, but and this is a big BUT don't go anywhere until you have looked at her stunning cards, you will not be disappointed,

Candy Alert (Maureen)

My SBS sister Maureen is having some fabby candy here, you will not be disappointed, so pop over and leave a message with what your favourite technique is and why and don't forget to link on your blog too,

Forever friends

Maria gave me some gorgeous forever friends images and here is my 1st card with one of them, I think I need a bit more practice with colouring, I thought I would just do a simple layout for this card, hope you like xx

Tuesday, 23 September 2008

Han's Blog Candy

Hannah is giving away some yummy blog candy here to celebrate 20,000 hits, and if by any chance you don't know, or have not visited her blog yet then please go and have a look, she has some stunning cards that will keep you going back for more.
The candy runs until 1st October

SBS 9 Monthly Sketch Challenge (September)

This is my card for our SBS 9 monthly sketch, I have been such a bad sister over the summer!!!! so I am trying to make up for it now :)
While I am on, I am having problems logging into my groups account for SBS9 on yahoo so be patient with me please :)
Debbie has done this sketch and I must say I really enjoyed making this card, the image was given to me by Jill (love it xx) I coloured it with sakura glaze pens and some glitter glue, the paper is from funky fairys "chocolate covered christmas" which I downloaded the other day and "yummy" they have some gorgeous papers in it. The rest of the bits were from my stash

Monday, 22 September 2008

My 1st Whiff of Joy card

Before I start sorry for the photo quality,
This is my 1st whiff of joy card and I must say I am in love with charlotte and charlie, the lovely Denise gave me this image and Jill has also given me some so I am a very happy bunny at the moment, just a bit scared to colour them in case I make a mistake, I am like that with all the images that everyone is so lovely to give me :*)
She does look nicer in real life, I have coloured her with sakura glaze pen and glitter glue and layered onto winter wonderland paper, the sentiment is from craftwork cards and the flower is from flora doodles

RAK from Maria

Maria has sent me these gorgeous forever friends images, and a stunning card too, the image is coloured beautifully, I wish I was as good :)
Thank you so much Maria they are lovely, can not wait to have a play xx

Sunday, 21 September 2008


I have received 2 awards today, the first is from Jill and Natalie, thank you very much, it is just so nice to back blogging, I didn't realise how much I missed it and how great everyone is, xxx

The second award is from Jill again and I must say, right back at you :) you make me smile everyday

I now have to pass it on, which you all know is the hardest thing to do, so here goes

I want to give it back to Jill and Natalie because I love to look at there blogs everyday and they cheer me up no end
Also Sue , Denise, Marlou and Han


I made this card to go with the blog candy to Jill, I know she has it now so I can show it, I have used some photo anchors from my secret sister goodies and the ink too, I just love them :). I have used a penny black stamp and papers from my stash. I am loving pink and green at the moment,

Saturday, 20 September 2008

SBS 9 colour challenge "Orange, Black and Yellow"

Ok I have to admit orange is not my favourite colour so this was one heck of a challenge for me.

My SBS9 sister Debbie has challenged us to use orange, black and yellow, so here is my card. I thought I would use one of my fav images and the rest was out of my stash. There is yellow in the feet and the beak (honest)

Thanks for looking xxx

Christmas candy winner....

Well here it is the winner of the Christmas blog candy, it may not be the most scientific way of picking the winner but Ellie enjoyed herself , just got to calm her down now :)

As you can see all of the entrants have been put into the box and Ellie has picked 1 (ok maybe a few then) but it was the first one she gave me that won.

Thanks again for everyone who entered :)

If you didn't see the winner

The winner is Jill at Jills Cards, congratulations Jill, will email you later on xxx

I will leave this at the top for a few days for everyone to see the winner, please see new posts below xxx

Friday, 19 September 2008

Secret Sister

How lucky am I, this is my third parcel today (other 2 below) and look what a lovely parcel it is too :)

Michelle organised a secret sister swap (thank you Michelle) and this is my parcel, there are loads of images, some photo anchors, brads, adhesive stones, ribbon, flowers, clips, a pink brilliance ink pad (which I have aready used :) and last but not least a gorgeous card. I do have an inkling of who my secret sister is because she has stamped it on the back of the card :), but lets just say I will let her off in her condition ;) can you all guess who it is now :) Thank you so much I really am chuffed to pieces :)


Well my postman nearly had a kiss this morning when he posted my mail, not one bill in sight and all these lovely goodies below, I am so chuffed :)

The first package I opened was from Jill, WOW there are some fantastic images and I don't have any of the stamps myself (and soooo many too) and such a gorgeous card, thank you :)

My second package that I opened was more images this time from Denise, and WOW again there are some gorgeous images, and again I don't have any of these stamps myself, thank you so much Denise

Changito Christmas

Don't you just love this little fellow, I couldn't resist this stamp, he just makes me smile :)

The backing papers are papermania and the sentiment is from penny black. the rest is just bits from my stash.

I will be doing another post later on tonight showing you goodies that arrived in the post today, 2 lots of images from Jill and Denise and my secret sister package from..... (well lets just say I have a very good idea but I will let you make up your own mind ;) )

Thursday, 18 September 2008

Beth's Blog Candy

Beth is having some gorgeous blog candy for her 200th post over at My Little Card Blog, all you need to do is to leave a comment and link to her blog, so go and pop over and don't forget to check out all of her gorgeous cards too


Wednesday, 17 September 2008

The candy winner will be announced....

The winner will be announced tomorrow, sorry I have left it so late but there have been so many posts for the candy (over 150) that it will take me forever to print, cut and fold for Ellie to pick out :). Thank you to everyone for taking part and good luck to you all

See you tomorrow,


Christmas Blog Candy

Well here I am with my Christmas blog candy, there is a pack of the penny black critter stamps, for some reason I got a bit carried away last year and bought two lots ;) , and some christmas papers from papermania.
Now for the hard work for you, all you need to do is leave a message saying "Hi" and put a link on your blog, I know everyones time is precious so I thought I would make this an easy one :). You have up until 17th to leave a message and then I will let Ellie (my dog) pick the winner again, it is open to everyone, the more the merrier :)

I will leave this post on the top until the 17th please check for new posts below
Go0d Luck :)

Monday, 15 September 2008

HORRIFIED (blushes with embarrassment)

Ok, now here is the thing. I am quite embarrassed to show you the pic below but I am hoping that you all understand and that I am not the only one (please tell me I am not).

OK here goes, I was cleaning out my craft room last night and stumbled upon a box of stamps, OOOohhh I thought these look interesting, on closer inspection I noticed they also looked very clean and in very crisp packaging. Now you can imagine my horror to say the least when I come to the conclusion that none had ever been used (huge blush). I wouldnt mind but my list of wanted stamps is huge at the moment and I have these and not used them, I should be ashamed of myself and I am :)

There I have said it, its true what they say "a problem shared is a problem halved" now I can go and buy more :)

I do have a card to show but you will have to wait a few days to see it as it is part of a secret sister swap that Michelle organised, but hopefully I will have some others to show you tomorrow.

Sunday, 14 September 2008

1st Christmas card this year

Well I thought I best start making christmas cards as I don't want to be left at the last minute panicking, so here is my 1st card.
I have used my new penny black stamp and new papermania papers. These papers are gorgeous and I just love this new stamp so you may see it quite a lot over the next few months

Wednesday, 10 September 2008

Thank you card

This is a card I received from my SBS9 sister Wendy for our secret sister swap and I think it is gorgeous, thank you Wendy :)

Tuesday, 9 September 2008

At last a card

Well thank you all for your patience, here is my first card, as you can see my camera work still needs some work,
I have only just got round to you all, boy have you been busy :) and how envious am I with all your new stamps, I am loving the charlotte and charlie - whiff of joy stamps but it looks like I have to wait for those to come back in stock :( and the new forever friends stamps are so cute too, ahhh well, I am sure I will get them eventually.
Now back to my card :) the image is from Michelle "Thank you", this is for my brothers birthday, he loves the guitar so I thought it was ideal, the papers and button brads are from my stash

I will be putting my blog candy on tomorrow so come don't forget to pop back :)

Sunday, 7 September 2008

Hello Everyone

Hello Everyone,

Oh it is so nice to be back in blog land, it has been quite a while, sorry for my absence but I am back and raring to go, well nearly anyway :)

Thank you to everyone who has left messages for me, I will be popping by all your blogs but it may take a while because you lot have been sooooooooooooo busy :)

I will be having some christmas blog candy in the week to thank everyone, so please pop back and tell all your friends :)

Take care and see you all soon

Gina xxxx