Saturday, March 29, 2008

Sugar Nellie - Maggie

Been playing with my Sugar Nellies again - this time it's Maggie. I just love these stamps! I think this is quite a fun card and the colours are quite bright. The jewels in the middle of the flowers are swarovski crystals for a bit of extra bling! (they work out about the same price as the other crafty jewels that you can get but they really do add extra sparkle! they are glued on with a teeny spot of glossy accents - impossible to see when it dries).

Another obsession - ribbon!

I've always know that I had an obsession (healthy, of course!!) with paper... but now I'm going to have to admit to another! And the really scary thing is that I had no idea it was there.. yes, I admit I have shopped for different types of ribbon in the past, and that I did have quite a lot. But it's not until I treated myself to one of these ribbon storage bags that I truly realised the extent of my new problem!! Oh well.. I can live with it I suppose!!
This storage bag is fantastic! I didn't count the ribbon as I put it in but there is still loads of room! And now I can see what I have! (and I can tell what I need!!)


Totally not craft related! The postman has just been and brought me a large white envelope! I could tell what it was before opening it.. the exam results from the exam I sat back on the 7th February. I deliberated about opening it!! But I'm glad I did - I passed! Now I'm a qualified project manager. Thank goodness I don't have to re-sit! I'd like to say a big thank you to all my blog friends who sent me wishes of good luck at the exam time!
What a good day today is!

Thrilled! Featured on Queen Kat's Bloggers Club!

This has totally made my day! I'm really delighted to be the featured blog on Queen Kat's Bloggers Club today!

Makes me want to craft all day!


Friday, March 28, 2008

Sugar Nellie - Simon and Lola

This is such a lovely stamp to work with! The image is so easy to colour. The paper is Fancy Pants (I think - I cut the strip off ages ago and this was just a scrap). The flowers are Prima hydrangeas. I've used what I think are like the zoomz you get in the UK for the centres (they were part of my candy that came from Manna! - thanks Manna!). They look like little droplets of water (I've got to get some more of these!).

Sunday, March 23, 2008

Magnolia - Tilda

These stamps are just so adorable! I think this one is so cute and could be used for so many different types of card.
Tilda is coloured with watercolour pencils.

Magnolia & Vellum

Happy Birthday to OOO!

My new stamp from Whipper Snapper - Swing Monkey! Isn't he cheeky!?

Coloured him with watercolour pencils. The papers are from PaperMania and the flowers are Prima.

Thursday, March 20, 2008

Arte Y Pico (Art and More Award)

I received this award from Chrissy!

"Arte y Pico" (Art & More) is given to blogglers who shares their art and creativity making their contribution to the blogger world. Thank you very much Chrissy - I'm really flattered!

The rules!
1) You have to pick 5 blogs that you consider deserve this award for their creativity, design, interesting material, and also contributes to the blogging community, no matter what language.
2) Each award has to have the name of the author and also a link to his or her blog to be visited by everyone.
3) Each award winner has to show the award and put the name and link to the blog that has given her or him the award itself.
4) Award-winner and the one who has given the prize have to show the link of "Arte y Pico" blog , so everyone will know the origin of this award.
5) To show these rules.

I'm pleased to pass this award on to...
Gina, Natalie, Suzann, Anna and Julie
And I could keep adding names to this list as you are all fantastic and wonderfully creative!

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Fantastic Candy!

Wow! look what I received in the post today! Thank you so much to my SBS sister Suzann. I can't wait to play with it! I will be doing a PIF Candy in the next few days in response!

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Saturday, March 15, 2008

Basic Grey Archaic

Sugar Nellie and Hamish.
Papers are Basic Grey - Archaic. The colours are just so rich!
The sentiment is Technique Tuesday.

New Basic Grey - Sultry

Sugar Nellie - Just a little note!
Papers are the new Basic Grey range - Sultry (Gorgeous!)
Sentiment is from Technique Tuesday (fantastic range of clear stamps!)
Flower is Prima
Button is from Autumn Leaves (I could get hooked on buttons I think!)

Thursday, March 13, 2008

Penny Black All Dressed Up!

Simon and Lola

Simon and Lola – my first attempt with this stamp. It’s so cute and easy to colour! The papers are from the easter Papermania selection.

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Goody Goody Yum Yum!

I've been good, really I have.. and everyone is allowed a momentary lapse!! This is the first installment of my "lapse".. more sugar nellies, a penny black (gotta have it!!) and some cosmic shimmer mica powders! Fun Fun Fun!

In the Pink

Totally inspired by the colours of the Basic Grey papers, this magnolia stamp is so cute and easy to work with! Added some Prima's and a bit of bling too!

Monday, March 10, 2008

Happy 40th!

Made with papers from Shabby Princess and the Penny Black "Light the Night" stamp. Added a bit of bling!

Sunday, March 9, 2008

Birthday Bella!

Made with my PIF candy goodies! Took the colour inspiration from the papers. Isn't Bella cute?

Saturday, March 8, 2008

Sending Hugs

Sugar Nellie and Basic Grey

Good Luck

Made using Pink Petticoat images, papers and sentiments. Coloured using chalks.

PIF Candy Winners!

Hi! Well done to Shirley, Lainy and Susie! If you want to email me your addresses I'll pop the candy in the post! There's an email me link in my profile!

Cheers ladies - look forward to hearing from you!


Update - Candy will be in the post first class on Monday!

PIF Candy!

I would like to say a huge big thank you to Natalie who has just sent me this most gorgeous card and absolutely fabulous PIF Candy! I'm going to have such good fun with it!

Now it's my turn to Pass It Forward! How exciting! The first 3 comments received on this post will receive some PIF Candy from me!

Thanks again Natalie! x

Friday, March 7, 2008

Thank You Natalie!

This is my card to say thank you to Natalie for the fabby PIF candy!

Wednesday, March 5, 2008

SBS9 Card Sketch Challenge - March

This is my entry to my SBS9 sister Gina's sketch challenge! I love this sketch Gina!

Monday, March 3, 2008

Mini memories book - luggage tags

I've had this little project to do for ages and now I finally got round to it. The little book is made up of luggage tags in envelopes for the pages. I've altered each of the pages. This is the first time I've worked with Adirondack Acrylic Paint and I could easily get hooked! I could also get hooked on buttons! I need to get more!! I thought I would use the book to squirrel away secrets and thoughts that would be nice for my daughter to read one day. I think I could get hooked on altering things!

Saturday, March 1, 2008

I discovered a new blog when I was out and about leaving comments for people - check out Julie's Inkspot - this lady is such a talent!

You Make My Day Award

I'm absolutely delighted to have received this award from Shirley! I'm so flattered and it's cheered me up after a week of not being well! Thank you Shirley! Your blog is great - I would recommend anyone reading this go and check it out!

I now need to nominate 5 blogs that make my day! So many talented people out there - this is so hard!

Here they are:

Nikki -

Dawn -

Alex -

Gina -

Anna -

What you need to do:

1) Write a post with links to 5 blogs you find of interest and that inspire you.

2) Acknowledge the post of the award giver.

3) Display the logo 'You make my day'

4) tell the award winners that they have won by commenting on their blogs with the news.

Well done to you all and have a great day!

tracy brown-scott / blue daisy crafts