Friday 30 September 2011

La-La Land Craft Inspiration Friday - Autumnal Colours

Hi everyone! This week's inspiration Friday over on La-La Land Crafts is Autumnal Colours I have used sweet Cowgirl Marci for my card today and coloured her up with copic sketch markers.


 My papers are Basic Grey Mellow {yes, I'm still hoarding a pack!!} The background and sentiment stamps are by Waltzingmouse Stamps.

Copics Used:
Skin - E00, 01, 11, R20
Hair - E70, 71, 74, 77
Dress - E42, 43, 44
Shirt - YR14, 16, 18
Lasso, Hat & Boots - E50, 51, 53, 54

Remember you can  join us by linking up your La-La Land Crafts makes to the Customer Gallery for a chance to win a monthly prize.  
4 Crafty Chicks - Anything Goes  
Rainbow Lady's - Autumn/Fall Flowers
Southern Girls - Anything Goes
Crafting for all Seasons - fall colors
 Freshly Brewed - Autumn
 Inky Impressions - punches or dies
 Simon Says Stamp - anything goes

Monday 26 September 2011

Some Odd Girl Digi Release Week

Hi!!! It's digi release week @ Some Odd Girl and have we got a treat for you! Each day, Monday through Friday, 2-3 new digis will be revealed  Not only can you buy the newly released digis but you will get a special sale price on the day they are revealed. You can read all about it on the Some Odd Girl Blog

I am showcasing Pumpkin Kody

Make sure you RUN! over to the Some Odd Girl blog to see who else is being revealed today..... 

Image: Pumpkin Cody
Papers: Basic Grey Eerie
Tag: My Mind's Eye Die Cut
Black Pearls: Kaisercraft
Colour Medium: Copic Markers
Ribbon: Stash

Tuesday 20 September 2011

Catch up...

Good morning. Today I have a couple of cards to share. I was too ill last week to blog them, but thankfully I'm almost back to normal now.

Colo{u}r Me Creative's new challenge started on Friday night and we would love to see you create a Black & White OR Sepia project with a pop of one other colour.

Be sure to link up over on the CMC Copic Challenge for your chance to win a $20 gift certificate from Susana's Custom Art & Card Design.  Each challenge entry is entered into a monthly drawing for a $50 gift certificate to  You have until Sept. 30th to enter. Remember this is a copic marker challenge so you MUST use your copics.

I used one of the new stamps from Tickled Pink Stamps and I've also used this card for my Tickled Pink DT card - yes, very naughty but I was ill, remember?! ;) The challenge set for us this week was to RIP something. You can interpret this as actually ripping something like your cardboard, paper, image etc. etc OR you can interpret this as R.I.P something. You must use an image from the Tickled Pink Stamps Line on your project to enter!!

Challenges - 
Card Cupids - Anything Goes
Gingerloft Vintage or Distressed
Here Come the Boys -Bingo* (Twine, Image, Squares)
 Scrappy Frogs Vintage
My next card is for Basic Grey Challenges and we would love to see you use Pink & Brown on your projects. 

Of course I jumped right in as this is one of my favourite colour combos and when I was half way through I realised I was using My Mind's Eye papers so I had to dig into my stash and found some Basic Grey Sugared Rub-Ons that suited perfectly. . phew!! 

Crafty Boots Wings
Kaboodle Doodles - Lots of Layers
Magnolia Monday Link Party - always Anything Goes
Make it Monday - always Anything Goes
Addicted to Stamps - Stitching
Magnolia Down Under Challenges - Picture Inspiration

Thanks for dropping by! Have a wonderful Tuesday. xx

Monday 19 September 2011

Waltzingmouse Stamps September Release Blog Waltz

It's release time!!

Today Waltzingmouse Stamps is releasing 4 new collections - A Cottage Home, Hocus Pocus, Say it Loud Autumn/Winter and A Christmas Cottage

If you've arrived here from Sarah's blog then you're stepping in the right direction, but if you've lost your way or just stumbled across this  post you need to head back to Claire's Blog where the Waltz begins. 

Over the past 3 days the DT have been bringing you sneak peeks of each set and today it is the turn of A Christmas Cottage

I have made a couple of cards and a gift bag. On these projects I have used various stamps from A Christmas Cottage, A Cottage HomeVintage Ornaments

For this card I stamped out the trees and masked them before stamping the cottage. I also used the pathway from A Cottage Home. I used copic markers to colour it, then added some Polar White flower soft for the snow. 

I handcut the sentiment, inked it with distess ink and added some punched snowflakes with pearl centres. The snowman has been trimmed out and mounted on dimensionals. 

For the gift bag I used Prisma pencils, blended with Jest-It solution. For the snow I used Star Dust Stickles. For the tag I used the Vintage Ornaments stamped with red SU ink, hand cut it out and tied it to the bag using a soft twine.

For a very quick and easy card I took two sheets of Bo Bunny Blitzen paper, cut out the baubles from one and mounted them on dimensionals over the other and stamped a sentiment with black momento ink. I stitched down all of my papers, adhered it to the card base and voila!!

Next stop on the Waltz is Julia's Blog

Have fun!!

Sunday 18 September 2011

Waltzingmouse Stamps New Release Previews - Day 3

Good morning and happy Sunday!! Today is Day 3 of Waltzingmouse Stamps Sept Release previews and the DT have some very scary treats in store for you. If you like Halloween then you will LOVE today's sneak peek set - HOCUS POCUS.

I couldn't resist inking up Cicely and combining her with various stamps from Hocus Pocus.

 The background bat stamp, beWitched sentiment and broomstick stamp are all from today's set as well as the little crow I placed on Cicely's shoulder, lol. 

Well I hope my card inspires you to get spooky today. Here is the list of ladies who are also showcasing this set - 

Saturday 17 September 2011

Waltzingmouse Stamps New Release Previews - Day 2

Morning!! Well I do hope you all enjoyed yesterdays previews of A Cottage Home, the DT did an absolutely amazing job!! We also welcomed 3 fabulous new ladies to the DT - Becca Feeken, Clare Buswell & Kelly Schirmer.

Today we are bringing you Say it Loud Autumn/Winter - a wonderful follow-on to the Say it Loud collection which is a personal favourite of mine, so I was thrilled to see a Holiday version being released this month.

 I've used Bo Bunny 'Father Christmas' 6x6 paper pad, machine stitched and adhered to a white card base. These papers are very traditional in colour and quite vintage'y in style. 
I added some lace and pearl spray, along with some poinsettias and punched pine leaves. The sentiment was stamped out using momento tuxedo black onto white cardstock, cut out with oval nestabilites, matted with a green scalloped oval and stitched down. Then I mounted them on dimensionals. 

Thanks for looking! Please do drop by my teamies' blogs to see their fabulous creations - here is the list of participants today:

Friday 16 September 2011

Some Odd Girl New Release Blog Hop

Good morning/afternoon/evening! Today I am very excited to be part of Some Odd Girl's new release blog hop. If you've arrived here from Robin's blog then you're moving in the right direction.. however if you've just stumbled across this post you need to jump right back to the Some Odd Girl Blog where all the fun begins!! 

For my card I have used the wonderfully sweet Deer Mae.

My papers are MME and the are perfect for the image. I used the accessories stamps to create the 3D gift mounted on the circle sentiment. 

Copics - 
Skin - E00, 01, 11, R20
Hair - E43, 42, 41
Dress & Shoes - E30, 31, 33, 35
Gifts - R22, 24, 29. Y32, 35

Next on your hop is the very talented Sarah

or if you have lost your way, here is the full list of participants today.

Sandie <--- That's me!!

La-La Land Crafts Inspiration Friday

This week's Inspiration Friday over on La-La Land Crafts blog is to Use a Doily on your project.

I have used  Super Cupcake Marci and coloured her with copic markers. I trimmed her out and mounted her on 3D dots on top of a 4" white lace doily.

 To embellish I added some red gingham ribbon and white pearls. The borders were created using a Martha Stewart Antique Lace punch.

Copic Markers-
Skin - E11,01, 11. R20
Hair - E42, 43, 44
Reds - R22, 24, 27, 29
Blues - B91, 93, 95
Greys - C1, 3, 5

Challenges - 
Cute Card Thursday - Anything Goes
Papercraft Star - anything goes
Ruby's Rainbow -  for a girl
Crafty Boots - Anything Goes
Make it Monday - always Anything Goes
The Crazy Challenge - Birthdays

Thanks for dropping by, I will be back a little later today with my Some Odd Girl blog hop post... hope to see you then!!

Wednesday 14 September 2011

Some Odd Girl - New Release

Hi everyone! Well if you haven't heard by now, I'm sick.. and if you haven't heard by now you must have been under a rock because I have NOT been quiet about the fact that I AM SICK.. yes my darling children brought home the dreaded lurgy from school and passed it along to me. Right now, I'm at Rudolf stage bordering on leprosy of the nose stage.... FUN TIMES my friends!!

 Anywhooooooo, as you all know {or not!} I am guest designer for Some Odd Girl for the next couple of months and therefore I get to play with delightful goodies and share them with you! Today is no exception.. 

Meet GWEN! The newest addition to the SOG Family! Gwen is exclusive to the Clear Stamps collections and is so versatile that even though she is part of the holiday release you can use her all year round.

This set also comes with  accessories in the form of holly stamps and sentiments so it's really got everything you need. 

Well I hope you like! Don't forget to pop over to the Some Odd Girl blog to see what the amazing DT have done with this cutie!!

Have a great day!

DT Whiff of Joy - Henry's Flying High

Good morning!! Autumn has descended upon us with a bang and the schools have all reopened after the LONG summer break, which means more time to play with my DT kit from Whiff of Joy

Here we have Henry Mouse, Catching the Plane, off on his adventures. I love how this stamp can be used for some many occasions - vacation, moving home, heading off to college.. endless possibilities. The sentiment stamp I've used is from the Adventure Awaits collection which coordinates with the Travel and Adventure stamps.

My papers are from Basic Grey's Marjolaine collection and they've been stitched down onto brown and green cardstock from The Paper Mill.  I used Labels 4 nesties to cut out my image, matted it with green card and mounted it on 3D pop dots. To embellish I've added some flossed buttons, a postcard and felt arrow. 

Copics - 
E30, 31, 33, 35
C1, 3, 5, 7
YR16, 18
G20, 21, 24

Challenges - 
Bearly Mine -  Button it up
Paper Take Weekly - Things With Wings
Sweet Stamps - Stitches, Real Or Faux
ColourQ - Colour*
Paper and Such Design - Tic Tac Toe {button, twine, felt}
Make it Monday - always Anything Goes
My Partner in Crafting Crime -Trains, Planes and Automobiles
Pile It On - Layer it

Thanks for dropping by! Have a great Wednesday :)

Friday 9 September 2011

La-La Land Crafts Inspiration Friday

Good morning! This week's Inspiration Friday over on La-La Land Crafts blog is to make anything but a card. I recently made a Halloween banner for the Labour of Love blog hop and I couldn't wait to make another using the sweet LLLC images.

I have used  Skeleton Luka, Buccaneer Marci and Pumpkin Marci, coloured them with copic markers and trimmed them out. Then I mounted them on 3D pop dots. My papers are from Basic Grey and I've used Pennant nesties to cut them out to shape. The dark brown cardstock is from The Paper Mill.

Copic Markers -
Skin {x3} - E000, E00, E01, E11, R20
Pumpkin Marci - YR14, YR15, YR18. G20, G21. W1, W3, W5, W7. Y13, R12
Buccaneer Marci - G20, G21, E42, E43, E44. W1, W3, W5. W7. C1, C3. E71, E74, E77
Skeleton Luka - C1, C3, C5 C8. YR14, YR18. E42, E43, E44. 

Don't forget to link up your project in the LLLC Customer Galley to be in with a chance of winning the monthly prize.

Stamp Something - Anything goes
Inspire Me Fridays - always anything goes
Paper Cutz - Pumpkin patch
Show and Tell - Anything goes
Wags 'n Whiskers - Anything but a card
Pals Paper Arts - Halloween
Crafty Creations - Anything but square

For Fun Challenges - Kids at play

Thanks for peeking in today.

Thursday 8 September 2011

Some Odd Girl GDT & Tickled Pink Stamps Challenges

Hi everyone. Well it's been one of those weeks. Loads to do but a million and one distractions so nothing getting done! I will be glad to see the weekend!.

Today I have 2 cards to share..... but first I just wanted to update on the GBCE event being held in the Athlone Springs Hotel, Athlone, Co. Westmeath from Sept 30th- Oct 2nd. We have twisted both of her arms and finally convinced Miss Mouse herself, from Waltzingmouse Stamps to attend!!! There will be a WMS class and the store will be there too!! All the details can be found on the GBCE blog :)

I recently won the Some Odd Girl Guest challenge over on Facebook so I get to be their Guest Designer for the next 2 mths - woot woot!! The first challenge couldn't have been more perfect for me as I LOVE to stitch my cards. -- yup, the challenge is Stitching, Real or Faux. 

Don't you just adore this little cutie - Kiss a Prince Tia. The sentiment is from Create with TLC and I just had to use it with this image, lol. 

My papers are My Mind's Eye Lost & Found "Blush" and they've been matted and stitched down onto pink and brown cardstock from The Paper Mill. I used the scalloped circle nesties to matt my image. 

Challenges - 
Aud Sentiments Challenge -card/sentiment for a girl
C.R.A.F.T. - Children
Colour Create - Pink, Brown, Cream & White
Tickled Pink Challenges - Use Chipboard.

This week on Tickled Pink Challenges we want to see you use some Chipboard somewhere on your creation. I have used one of the dragonfly lasercut chippies from Make it Crafty.

 REMEMBER to use an image from the Tickled Pink Stamps Line on your project!
What can you win? Up for grabs we have....1 RUBBER or 2 DIGITAL Stamps of your choice!
Challenges -
My Mum's Craft shop - lots of layers
Stampavie and More - pearls and lace
Crazy Amigo Challenge - Sewing
Creative Card Crew - Anything Goes
Thanks for looking and have a wonderful day! 


Sunday 4 September 2011

Labour of Love Blog Hop

Good morning and welcome to the LABOR OF LOVE HALLOWEEN HOP, Days 3 and 4, hosted by  ELLEN and MADISON 

This is a wonderful cause as the cards and banners are going to be donated to the children at  Pediatric Specialty Care (PSC) in Bucks County, PA.  

If you've  arrived here from Shannon's Blog, then you're heading in the right direction but if you've just stumbled up on this post and would like to do the hop be sure to go back to the start at



There is a chance to be eligible for prizes that were donated by our wonderful sponsors!
To be eligible for a prize from one of the sponsors of this hop:
**Leave a comment on Day 1 or Day 2. (Fri./Sat.)

**Leave a comment on Day 3 or Day 4. (Sun./Mon.)

**Thank a sponsor/s for sponsoring our hop by clicking on the icons listed above and leaving a message on our sponsor/s blog saying "What a good GHOUL you are for sponsoring the Labor of Love Halloween Hop happening today."

**Link a Halloween card to Funky Cards with the link provided HERE and donate it to the children at Pediatric Specialty Care.

They will be using Random Organizer to match the prizes to the winners. You can enter all of the categories 1-4 and be eligible to win every prize:) There may be more than one winner in some categories and the more comments you leave the better your chances!!
Next stop on the hop is Rachelle's Blog

Thanks for looking