Wednesday, March 2, 2011


Time for another WOYWW hosted by the lovely Julia :-) This week instead of my usual disater area I have shoved everything off to the side and taken piccy's of my new stuff that just arrived,, so excited !!! :-)

OK ,, so stricly speaking the first piccy up isn't on my desk ,,, but the packet it came in is and I thought this was the prettier piccy of the 2 :-)

Isn't this fab !! I have only got one of these but I will be getting a few more for my other coloured ribbons ,, these were discovered at the CHA by Heidi's hubby and have just arrived ,,, fabulous invention eh ,,, on the same stand they had some gorgeous cupcakes made entirely of ribbons ,, very impressive :-) Obviously I am not going to hang them on the plants ,,I will get some hooks for the back of my cupboard door :-)

Ok ,,, whats on here ,,,a MS butterlfy punch ,, I have been wanting that one for ages ,, some fab BG Hopscotch paper , I love these MFT clear stamps ,, going to make my mum a mothers day card with those ,,, shhh ,, Oh the lovely PB bear stamp ,,, i won that on the PB Saturday Challenge ,,, thanks Kath and the DT xx ,, some Jillibean Bakers twine, Robins Nest dew Drops ,, another FAB new PB stamp called La Soiree ,,this is from the new collection :-) some new Tim Holtz stains and a pack of his GORGEOUS ribbons ,,oh ,, nearly missed out the faux snow ,,, very glittery ,,, and last but not least the packet that the ribbon ring tag came in :-)

OK ,,, just have to run the iron over a few shirts and then I'll be back to come and have a snoop around your crafty areas :-)

ABC Christmas ,,,, E for Embossing and Embellies :-)

Hi again ;-) I'm back with another card ,,, this time it's for the ABC Christmas Challenge :-) It is lovely that so many of us are getting ahead with Christmas preparations !!! We will all have a full box of cards ready come December !! Woo Hoo !!! :-)

this week it is Dorte's turn to choose the theme and she chose ,,,

E for EMBOSSING AND EMBELLIES ,, you have to use 3 different embellies on your creation :-)

( Dorte has just celebrated a very special birthday ( the BIG 50 !! ) so pop by her blog to leave good wishes :-))

We are sponsored by the lovely Heidi at Simon Says Stamp so a fab $15 voucher on offer for one lucky entrant
AND The Stamping Boutique are sponsoring too so another 2 prizes of Digi images on offer too :-)

I thought I should ink up this Gruffie with Box of Ornaments again ,, the poor chap only had one inking so far ,,, and bears do like to be dirty you know !!! :-) I used Brown Memento ink this time,, it gives a much softer look :-) I coloured him with Copics and inked the edges with Vintage Photo Distress ink. the papers are Echo Park Merry Christmas , I embossed the green script paper with a Cuttlebug script folder. I used a Martha Stewart border punch, some ribbon, a star charm and a Tim Holtz bauble that comes in t lovely tin of Prima Poinsettia's , these are definitely my fave christmas flowers :-)

The DT have made some fabulous cards for your inspiration so hop on over to the ABC Christmas Challenge to see them :-)

Challenges :

Winter Wonderland ,,,, Include an Animal ( + Christmas)
Jingle Belles ,,,,, Text Me ( I used script paper and a script embossing folder )

Simon Says ,,, No Cook Recipe Challenge

Good Morning all :-) Thank you for all your fabulous entries for the Coffee and Cream theme on the Simon Says Stamp Challenge and to the DT call too !! :-) We still have to make a decision ,,,, not easy !!!!!! It will be REALLY hard to disappoint so many of you :-/

OK ,,, we have a fab easy peasy challenge for you this week :-)
A NO COOK RECIPE !! yum !! :-)

1 Image
2 Patterned Papers ( + plain card for layering)
3 Different Types of Embellishment

As usual Heidi will be giving one lucky entrant a $50 voucher to her FANTASTIC Simon Says Stamp Superstore !! and with all the fab new goodies arriving daily HOT from the CHA there is masses to choose from !! See the NEWEST stuff on the All New Just In Page

For fabulous tutorials and the chance to win some fabby blog candy you really need to keep a close eye on the Simon Says Stamp Blog too :-) ,,,,, hint !!

I love this cute Dawn with Flowers stamp from Nellie Snellen, isn't she cute :-) I coloured her with Copics, inked around the edges with Stormy Sky Distress ink and added some Star Dust Stickles here and there. The papers are from a Basic Grey Kioshi paper pad and I used a Martha Stewart Doily Lace border punch. The flowers were made with Nellie Snellen punch and emboss punches, you need the medium and large sets to make these. The blue flowers at the base are Prima Esprit and I added some Hero Arts gems to the center. The ribbon was in my drawer :-)

Thanks for looking :-) The DT have made some gorgeous cards for your inspiration so pop on over to the Simon Says Stamp Challenge to see them :-)

Challenges :

By the Cute and Girly,,,,, Springtime
Everybody-Art=Challenge ,,,, Spring
Top Tip Tuesday ,,,,, Favourites ,,,, flowers, ribbon, gems, stickles ,,,,,