Wednesday, April 6, 2011


I have been away for a few weeks so I have a few piccy's to show you ,, you might like to get comfy and have a nice cup of coffee as this may take a while :-) It's Wednesday so it's the day to show everyone whats on your desk and link up to the lovely Julia at the Stamping Ground for the WOYWW slot :-)

As you can see I did succumb and bought a few bits and bobs at the NEC but lots of this is birthday pressies from my lovely crafty buddies too :-) Did you spot the HM mug !! that was a gift from a fellow HM&F +SSS challenge teamie, Heather :-) Thanks Heather I know it will get lots of use :-) there are stamps from Domi, and ribbons and embellies and papers from Jo, Chris, Natascha, Joey, Sue, Carissa, Jane, I also received a beautiful frame from Debby which I will show later with a photo of us in it ,,, just need to get that printed !! oh my goodness ,, I hope I didn't miss anyone ,, I have been in the UK for a few weeks and my brain is muddled as things arrived there and here ,,and I didn't write things down !!! If I have forrgot you I am sincerely sorry and please give me a nudge so I can add you xx

now for the gorgeous cards I received ,,, these are from Jo, Sydney, Joey, Jane, Mandy, Natascha, Chris, Domi and Sue ( Scoopy)

These are from Tara G, Helen, Dorte, Debby, Carissa, Squirrel, Samantha, Anesha and Delphine :-)

And last but not least ,, this one was from my Mum :-) Don't you just LOVE that feather boa !!! :-)

Thanks to you all for making my birthday so special :-) I had them all on display at my brothers house and they were all seen and admired by lots of friends and family :-) I did feel very loved so thank you all xx

Now ,,, am not finished yet !!!! wait a min ,,,, there is one more piccy to show you !!

this was taken in Weatherspoons at the NEC :-) It was so lovely to meet up with so many people ,, here is me with Kim and her friend ( who's name escapes me ,, sorry xx ) Dawny P, Kath, Heather and Jo, Ialso met a few other blog buddies but we forgot to take piccy's before they left ,, so a big wave to Cathy and Vicky :-) it was lovely to finally get to meet you :-) Waves to Jacqui and Marlene too ,, it is always so lovely to meet you :-)

Ok ,,, going to make me a nice capuccino in my fab mug and then will be coming for a snoop around your desks :-)

Simon Says ,,,,,,, Easter/Spring Colours :-)

Hi all , It is nice to be home and back in my craft room, I hope you are all fit and well and looking forward to another Simon Says Stamp Challenge !! I am a bit late today ,,!! I am still trying to catch up after my trip ,,, I hope to be back later with some photo's from the NEC and to show you the gorgeous cards I received for my 5oth birthday ! ! :-)

This week we would like you lighten and brighten things up, hopefully Spring is on it's way for most of us and we would like you to use Spring colours or an Easter creation if you celebrate Easter

This week the Design Team have all featuring Magnolia ! The Simon Says Stamp Store sells an amazing range of Magnolia products including papers, doohickey dies, flowers as well as the stamps and now, just in are the NEW Magnolia Mini Stamps- check them out ! If you have any Magnolia stamps, we would love to see them but if not, we would still love you to join us !

As usual Heidi will be giving one lucky entrant a $50 voucher to her FANTASTIC Simon Says Stamp Superstore !! See the NEWEST stuff on the All New Just In Page For fabulous tutorials, inspiration and candy you should keep an eye on the Simon Says Stamp Blog too !!! :-)

For my card I used an oldie but goodie stamp ,, this one is called Tilda in Spring Rain. I coloured the image with Copics and decoupaged her brolly. The background paper is also from Magnolia and I made the side panel using a Hero Arts cloud stamp, stamped several times, cut out and used as masks to create the sky. I then used a Copic Air Brush and blue and green markers. I do love my airbrush !! The sentiment is from a Penny Black Clear set and I used some organza ribbon a Tim Holtz flower ,, which was part of a strip of Lavish Ribbon with a Prima rose in the center. I added a charm and a Martha Stewart medium punched butterfly with a few Kaiser Crafts pearls to finish Of course everything is glittered with Star Dust Stickles ,, I wish they sold that in LARGE bottles !! I also used a new Spellbinders Lattice Rectangle die and a Martha Stewart Doily Lace Edge border punch Smile

Here are close ups and one taken at a jaunty angle to show the 3D effect,, sorry it's blurred ,, but as you all know I am useless with a camera !! :-)

It could be YOU !!!! You could be the lucky winner of this fab $50 Voucher to the Simon Says Stamp Store !,,, so get crafting and join in the fun !!

Click on this banner to take you to the Simon Says Stamp Blog where there is always fabulous candy on offer and fab inspiration too :-)

Challenges :

Anything Goes ,,,, Pearls

Tuesday Throwdown,,,,, Spring

Crafty Calendar ,,,, April Showers bring May Flowers

Secret Crafter ,,,,, Butterflies

Crafty Catz ,,,, April Showers

Raise The Bar,,,, April Showers/Weather

Colour Create ,,,,, Pastels

Craft Us Crazy ,,,,, Easter/ Spring