Friday, 21 January 2011

Gaily Goes To Grungetown

What can I say? I can't stop trying to make less-neattastic cards.....

I quite liked this one actually :)

The card was made for the Bugaboo mini challenge with a Skelekinz stamp I just bought and I messily edged it with stickles and I think it sooort of worked ;)

I wrapped some matching thin ribbon round the bottom of the backing hoping to make the card look less neat and cutesy which is what i usually do

What do you think? Did it work? Or does it look like a desperate attempt for a neat card maker to be more arty? lol...

I would also like to enter :

Stampinsanity- Shades of You


gw ;)

Happy Bird-day!

This cute little bird card was made for the Bugaboo mini challenge this week.. again with a Bugaboo image and sentiment...

..Definitely An Addiction Now I Think ;)

Coloured with promarkers and tried my hardest to match the colours I had with the backing paper. If I could change one thing I'd put more of the peach card behind the backing paper but i didn't have enough *sniff*

On a change-my-addiction note ... I used card candy not sticky gems ;)

Sorry about the naff photos the light in my house is cruuuuuud


Mr Old Fart

This card was made for the challenge using a Gus image from Bugaboo (again-sorry.. think I have a Bugaboo addiction now as well as the sticky gem one lol) coloured with Promarkers and of course having the obligatory sticky gems attached :)

That's Mr Old fart to you!

..hehe classic

Sassy Studio Designs- cool wintery colour


Wednesday, 19 January 2011

I love you!

Here's a really early Valentine for you all...

I made it for the Bugaboo sketch challenge for today, but the sentiment goes out to you all. It isn't easy being isolated here for much of the time and it's difficult to explain really... but it's lovely to be able to post things on t'internet and get feedback where 'normal' people would just use their friends. To illustrate my point... the heating man came round for a repeat visit last week (bad radiators, baaad radiators! lol) and I remembered what he took in his tea as he'd been the *last* person to come and visit...

..I'm sure he left thinking that I was some sort of hermit.. hehe

So *love yous* *hugs* and *mmmwahs* to any of you who take their time to comment on my posts as sometimes it's the only communication I get all day besides Facebook (I love my new phone..even if I can't look at my PC monitor I can now browse The Interweb on my phone!!! wooo... posh! hehe)

Anyway, this was one of my new Bugaboo images ..

(Find her here ... 60 percent off sale still on for a few days! GO GO GO! Code KW696782 lol)

....and my first time I'd put her on a card... I print out many many images (I spoil so many with this stupid shaky hands) and she was lucky enough not to bee tooo spoiled hehe. I decided she'd like to be placed on purple mulberry paper and valentine heart ribbon.. it made her feel special dontchyaknow? :) The sentiment was made so fantastic by use of my scalloped circle nesties (they cut *and* emboss dontchyaknow? Get some! :P )

Here's where I need you though... after taking the photo I decided it needed some more pen round the outside... but should I have left it as it was or do you think it looks better this way? Thanks if you give me any ideas on this...

I would also like to enter this card here:

Totallygorjuss- Cuddly (Skelekinz are gorgeous too! lol)
Secret Crafter- With Love
Pile it on- Anything Goes

Hope you guys are feeling ok, spesh those of you who I know are going through a tough time too just now

Special *mmmwahs* to those who need them

G xxxx

Tuesday, 18 January 2011

Made this card for the Bugaboo mini challenge 'Bling'

Coloured the gorgeous clown with my promarkers and made sure the flowers looked nice and blingtastic with my purple stickles. captured some bling from around the room for the corners and used some lovely bright dotty ribbon from Crafty Ribbons to give it more brightness factor.

Not overly pleased with the sparkly stitching but you can't have it all can you? ;)

Little Myz is off school sick with a stomach bug so she decided to make one too.. hers can be seen here .. please go and send her some love, she's really upset she's having to miss school.. she hates missing school... so did son-of-mine I guess and now he's at secondary he hates it so there's time for her to change I guess ;)

I would like to enter this into the Dutch Dare card challenge this week which is Stitch It Up


Sweet as a Cupcake

This card is for a woman or girl who is as sweet as a cupcake...

I made it using an Image from Meljen (again lol.. who knew such a rugged lady could be so taken by whimsy.. I blame my daughter myself... ;) ) and some spotty colourful papers from Goodness Knows Where.. that's what you get for swapping haven't a clue where anything comes from ;)

Of course there are my addiction-of-the-month sticky gems on there too :)

Of course, what better challenge to enter it into than Meljen's Designs DT challenge for the week for a square or circle card? I made a circle card once.. only once... it kept rolling all over the place... so I knew I was going to stick with square somehow ;)



- Cupcakes
Digis by Phooka - Anything Goes

G xxx

Monday, 17 January 2011

I love this card!

I really enjoyed making this card for the Bugaboo Blue and White mini challenge... It's so difficult to stick to a couple of colours isn't it? Not sure all my blues together worked but I only have a few blue promarkers to play with so It Had To Be These Ones

Isn't this digi sooo funny? I bought it from Bugaboo who at the moment are having SIXTY PERCENT OFF if you order by the 22nd and use the code KW696782

Too Good To Miss... what are you still doing here? Get over there! lol......

I would also like to enter this card into these other challenges :

Bunnyzoe's Crafts - love is in the air
Wildorchid Challenge- Let's Get Sentimental
Stamptacular Sunday- Anything but a square!
One stitch at a time- New! (new stamp from Bugaboo)
One stop card challenge- card for a male
Robyn's Fetish- Blue (optional-cold)
Critter Challenge - blue plus pearls or rhinestones

Thanks for looking :)



Stamping Dragon Designs are having a DT call - finishing tonight- and I decided to enter. Not because I thought I'd get chosen (heck, I don't think most of my cards are good enough for challenges let alone Design Teams!.. only a few exceptions...) but there was such a gorgeous digi!!! A dragon...*and* a fairy! Little Myz went into Crafty Heaven for a little while with this digi but hasn't made a card yet... I'm sure she'll post it when she has.... Watch Her Blog... lol.. but don't hold your breath ;)

Isn't this fairy just the cutest?

Ok, so, she's a little underdressed for the UK at the moment, but heck I'm sure it's very warm in dragon-and- fairy land eh? :)

I got to use my stickles and also a newish technique for me.... inkytasticness!!! .. and do you know what? I actually like what i did... for once hehe...

The space on the left was very bare though so I inked it and asked a butterfly to land on it.. not sure I got it quite right but believe me, It Looks Far Better That Way....I even used my new Papermania Shimmery dots .. although I underestimated just how many I'd need to go all round the outside of the scallop.... This card will have to go to Someone Very Special I think as I'm now going to have to save up for some more brown shimmer dots hehe

Well I hope you like it.. I don't think it's that bad :)

Which is A Special Thing in this house believe me ;)

I would also like to enter these cuties in these challenges:

Aly's Sunday Challenge- Things With Wings
Stamp Scrap and Doodle- Anything Goes


G xxx

Saturday, 15 January 2011

Messy Valentine card


Not entirely sure where I was going with this card.

I don't like to copy anyone else- I'm always seeing 'samey' cards.. ok so they are all works of art but lots of people tend to do the same? So I had an experiment before as with the other Something New and I can report back...

Trying to make shabby/messy/arty cards= FAIL!

Well I think so anyway...I'm sure my 5 year old would disagree as she seems to love everything I do that's bright and shiny...

Ok so it's not The Worst Card Ever but it's probably up there somewhere along with other cards People Shouldn't Even Attempt To Make If They Are Not Arty...

If it's not square, measured and symmetrical... it doesn't seem to work for me. Maybe I should just stick to Boring Cards eh?


Just don't tell MelJen I destroyed one of her stamps please... :P

Do I dare enter it into a challenge? Well tbh I don't think any of my cards is as worthy as most cards I see on challenges every time I look... so why not this one? hehe....


One Stitch At A Time- Love and Valentine
Lexis Creations - Say it with love
Stamp With Sarah Kay- sparkling
Delicious Doodles- 3 colours

I think maybe experimentation is for people with less fogginess and more of an idea of what to do rather than Let's Just Try This Here....

*runs away to hide in bed before anyone sees this post*
(may delete it when I come to my



Son's Birthday Card

Son-Of-Mine hit the big 1-3 this week...

I had been hoping I'd have a few days to create his card but the tricksy teen decided to be ill so I in fact had the grand total of ... 3 hours....

I had soo many ideas but had to throw them all away in favour of this card, which I had the idea of creating to illustrate his 'geeky' PC and game loving side and his love of Football...

The images are taken from the Smirk paper pack and the backing was from Crafters Companion Birthday cd printed straight onto the card. The ribbon didn't work so well but I ran out of time..

..but he adored it so ho-hum Mum Did Good....


CES- no designer papers
Totally Papercrafts- Happy Birthday
Crafty Creations- New Beginnings (*sniff he's a teenager....*)


Tried Something New..

..prob not going to bother doing New Stuff again after this... *sigh*

Lol it's been a nightmare.... Change Is Bad, mmmkay ;)

It all started out well.. freebie paper from Papercraft Inspirations Magazine... tag Good Luck Topper.... green ribbon from stash... yeay

Then I got my green sticky gems - as usual- I think I'm in love with gems... maybe addicted... Anyway, I thought NO... Do Something Different... so I got my clover embossing punch, punched some clovers and inked them and cut them out


Ah well, we live and learn... we live and learn.....


PaperCutz Challenges Tags
Charisma Cardz Good Luck
Cute Card Thursday- Monochrome
Pixieduststudio- Let's Play Tag


G xxx

Thursday, 13 January 2011

Give Up Chocolate? Me? Never!

I used my Born To Shop: Bubbles stash for this card and then added some bling... I did consider adding chocolate instead of the bling but that would be too icky.. so I ate it ;)


I would like to enter this card into challenges from these lovely sites:

Crafty Catz
Creative Craft World


Man Card

There Aren't Enough Man Cards In My Card Box.....

...Must Do Better....

Here's a start... lol

Nice Shiny Car :)

Backing paper from forever friends pad, sticker from a FF pack, bling and ribbon from stashy box :)


Alphabet Challenge blog- J is for Journey
Craft your days away- Anything Goes
CES Challenges- All creatures great and small
Crazy Challenge- Animals
Forever Friends- card for a man or boy


It's been far too long since I coloured the cute little girlie so I decided This Was The Week

Coloured with my groovy promarkers... backing paper from my new Smirk 6x6 pad

Hope you like it :)

Anyone for Anya? - colour challenge
Cupcake Craft Challenges- Something New (my brand spanking new smirk papers!)
Incy Wincy- Go Dotty!
Pollycraft Challenge blog- Something New (smirk papers Chrimble prezzie)
2sisters - Gettin' Girlie


Friday, 7 January 2011


Bit weird headed at the moment so made some very naughty bracelets to counteract all the cute ones and 'name' ones I made at Chrimble... They are In The Usual Place...

...but made me feel a little too angry so I had to counteract the *other* way by making a smiley bracelet and here it be:

How are you supposed to tie the ends onto the findings? Are you supposed to glue them? I tied lots of knots but I'm scared if I wear it later it'll break all over the place or something.... so i'll let Little Myz wear it I think then I can blame her

Mwah ha HA ha HAAAA ;)


G xxxx

Tuesday, 4 January 2011

Christmas Crafty Presents

Christmas kissy for juuuuuuu

Hope you all had a yummy Christmas... I did too but glad I think to be back on Slimming World diet... too much of a good thing is obviously not a good thing as far as my bod is concerned... lol it complained sooo much....

Thanks to the wonders of the Amazon Wishlist I had lots of craftiness present wise... would you like to look at my new stashtastic stuff?

Well I'm going to show you anyway ;)

Got these lovely crafties from hubbster... a craft tote that hopefully can store some of my crafties away from the dinner table in the kitchen so that We May Eat There From Time To Time.... and a lovely border punch set....wooters!

Doodlebug stash set from my Mum and Dad... lots of fun fun sugar coated craftiness that can hopefully be flung together nicely

Nesties!!!!!!!!! ... nuff said... looove my nesties!

Some lovely coredinations cardstock from Mum and Dad.... having never used any before I decided to fling some that were in a sale on t'internet on my wish list so i could have a play At Some Point:

From the delightful Carmen I had embossing plates (have had a play with these and they ... are... *lush*)

She had made me some sort of book...

..but not a book!!!!

If you open it up it contains....



Very craftilicious indeed, young Carmen

Now, if you will excuse me the heating men have just been and our radiators are working for the first time in AGES so I'm going to lay on the bed without a jumper, coat or gloves and enjoy it for a bit while I eat some lovely SW curry :)


G xxxx