Sunday, 31 October 2010

Out and About

This half term has been a great one, we have met up with old friends we havent seen in 4 years, walked in the woods, played in soft play, watched a movie and been on a spooky train ride. 
I thought I would share some pictures of our walk at the Harbouritam near here, as it is autumn, the best time to go and see the beautiful
colour of the trees!

Arent they just beautiful!  It took us quite some time to walk around but we hunted for the gruffalo as we went, that story is my sons absolute favourite at the moment 
Here he is in what he calls the gruffaloos hide out 
 Finally here are our pumpkins that we carved at home and at the local garden centre 

Happy halloween all!


Saturday, 30 October 2010

Its a White out - CYDA challenge #7 DT

Its a brand new fortnight over at Craft Your Days Away Challenge and this fortnights is a great one, I have never attempted a white card before but am pleased with the end result, the rest of the dt work is brilliant you must go and see!  This fortnight we are sponsored by Simon says stamp

Anyway here is my card for this fortnights challenge.  I decided to make it a christmas card but you dont have to make a chrimbo one it can be any as long as the everything but the image/sentiment/embellishments are white.

Can you see the sparkle here?
I have used the docrafts embossing folder for the card and the sugar paper, I used bazzil card stock too.  The image is coloured with my pro markers I have added glamour dust around all the edges but you cant really see the sparkle but it is there I promise!  The sentiment is a stamp I have.  Pearl gems are papermania and the ribbon is from the Range.  Oh and I used nesties labels 1 for the sentiment.  The image is (I will find out)

Challenges I would like to enter this card into are:
The Craft Pad - Chrismtas
The Creative Cottage - Embossing
Fab & Funky - Clean and simple

Thanks so much for popping by!

Tuesday, 26 October 2010

Where to Buy Little musings stamps online

Hi all I thought I would give you a pointer in the direction of some online places that sell Little Musings stamps incase your local stockists havent stocked them yet.

I have found my personal favourite 'Christmas kisses' here at click on crafts  

A few lovelies over here at Thats Crafty  Including the fab pirate one called 'Ahoy There'

Should I find any more stockists online I will let you know

If you want any of Sj's digi stamp sets then please check them out HERE

Will catch up with you all in blogland soon its half term we have a few things arranged like a spooky train ride tomorrow and out with some friends we havent seen in 4 years!!!!!!

Have a good week all!

Monday, 25 October 2010

Been A Busy Bee

Morning all, sorry for the lack of posts but I have been busy working away at my craft desk creating some guinea pig themed goodies for my fellow guinea pig loving friends to buy.  So here is what I have made this week!

We start with candles
Then we have lots of piggy cards but I will show you my favourite ones

Then some book marks but I will show you my fav
Phew this is only a small selection of the makes but I didnt want to bore you with too many piggy creations!

Will be back tomorow with a tea cup tuesday post 
byee for now!

Saturday, 16 October 2010

Gift box for CYDA Challenge No 6 DT

Happy Saturday all!

Today is a new challenge over at Craft Your Days Away challenge Blog and as always its a great one!
This week we are sponsored by One Stop Crafts  you could win a £10 gift voucher.

We want to see your makes with 1 circle, 2 papers and 3 ribbons of course it doesnt have to be a card as we are a multi craft challenge. 
This fortnight I decide to alter a Dairylea box.

The papers are from Paper Mania
The butterflies are from a cheapo arts and crafts store but are the same as the papermania ones
Flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts
Pins from my stash as are the 3 ribbons

Please come over and join us we would love to see your makes!

Thanks for popping by


Friday, 15 October 2010

Some House Mouse goings on!

Its me again and I have sooo wanted to share with you these makes as they are a first for me and I am so chuffed with how they worked out and that the person they went too loves them!  My friend Sue has a love for animals and does so much for them (and Us humans too) so I wanted to make her some very special gifts.

First is my House Mouse Candle the image was stamped onto tissue paper then coloured then added to the candle.

Then I made a little note-let to match it
Then I made a calendar
Then I made a Book Mark
And finally I made a little tag to go on the candle once I had wrapped it all up
She now has all these fabby items so I know its ok to show them to you!

Catch you soon!

Little musing spooky friday freebie day!

Good morning I can finally start showing off some of the makes that I have been creating this past couple of weeks, I have been at my craft desk nearly everyday working on some thing it has been great!  

Sooo here is this weeks musing and its a FREEEEEBIEEEEEEE  oh yes its a brilliant one, you can use it on your cards, invites and creations this Halloween. 
Meet  Maeve and Andy
 They come pre coloured and black and white for you to work your magic!
The FAB FAB FAB papers are from Crafty Chaos Designs, there are more to this set than just what you can see and all are very usable! Susan also has some other halloween themed sets that you may love and the deal is buy 3 sets and get 2 more free and her prices are bargainatious!

I have done faux stitching around the edge
Glitter card
Digi Papers by crafty chaos designs
Spider is from a cheapo set in tesco for Halloween
The pumpkin image is last weeks freebie over at Little musings.
 Click the pic for the Freebie!

Challenges I would like to enter this card in are:
Digital  Tuesday - Stitching and a digi - my faux stitching and my digi images
Incy Wincy - Faux it up! - My stitching
Moving Along with the times - Halloween
Bee crafty - Halloween
Creative Cottage - Halloween

Thanks so much for popping by!

Tuesday, 12 October 2010

A gorgeous package arrived

Another post from me today as I have just recieved a gorgeous package, its the blog candy that I won last week over at Pene's Blog It is absolutley stunning I was so over the moon to have won I could have danced around the house!  Here is a piccy of the goodies inside the parcel all wrapped up with peach tissue paper with beautiful gold butterflies dragon flies and peach ribbon!
I didnt wait long to open each item! 
So here is what was inside!
Every item is fab I keep looking at it in awe!  
The pinky westie is sat with my tea cups looking all gorgeous!
Oh and I nearly forgot here is the gorgeous little westie themed card that came too!
I am a very very happy lady today and a MAHOOOSIVE
Thank You 
to Pene and little Daisy 
A Blog that you must just go and see and become a follower as Pene is Fab!

Catch you all soon!

Time for Tea

Morning everyone, whilst I was sat here waiting for a parcel to arrive I thought I would get cracking with this weeks tea cup Tuesday.  

This is one of my favourite tea cup and saucers, I only have the one and it was my Nans, when she died 4 years ago nearly I wanted this from her cuboard as well as the other tea cup I have to show you.  I love the pink inside and the flowers on the outside, its such a pretty cup and matching saucer!

Its folly Bone China and made in England I have No Idea what Folly Bone China is maybe some one can help?

The next cup is just that a cup it has no saucer,
it has been in the wars as it has a crack :(  But I love it!!!

The wording on the cup reads
'Of Whole Heart Cometh Hope'
I just love everything about it!

So there we have this weeks tea cup tuesday and still no sign of my parcel, I dare say it will arrive when I am out which is typical!  

Off to have a look at some more fab tea cup Tuesday blogs. If you would love to get involved or just have a look at some of the stunning tea cups and sets then click HERE and have a peek!

Friday, 8 October 2010

Little musings Friday

Morning all, today is little musings day!! As well as a fab freebie she has a fab set of  8 Kitty themed digi images all for just £1.50 (See picture at bottom of post)
Sj says:The set includes images that could be used for all year round occasions, as well as a cute pumpkin kitty for Halloween cards /gift bag toppers/ cupcake toppers etc etc.  
So I set to work with the cute Halloween image and made a couple of items first is my candle, I printed the image onto some tissue paper then used grease proof paper and my heat gun to get the finished look.
Next is a popcorn Garland for Halloween, some times for the younger children they can be a bit too spooked by the images of witches and monsters and I think this kitty image is just perfect and with the pop corn you can have lots of fun creating with the kids!

All the images are pre coloured by Sj but she also gives us uncoloured images too.
The ribbon is from my stash the popcorn I got from the 99p store 3 bags for 99p the candle was from my stash, it is worth noting that some cheaper candles don't always work so well.

Click the pic to go to Sj's blog and get your freebie Pumpkin stamp and this didgi set!

Challenges I would like to enter my makes into this week are
One Stitch at a Time - Spooky
The crafty Pad - Spooky

Thanks for stopping by 

Wednesday, 6 October 2010

New Blog Look

I am so excited as you can see I now have my very own blog design, Daisy style!!!!  
I absolutely love it!!!

Sj, of Little Musings has worked her magic and created my all new look, side bar tags included!  
It wasn't even that hard for me to put it altogether even tho I had a little panic at removing things!  
I so wish I was technically minded!!

A Mahooooosive 


to sj you really have made my week!


Tuesday, 5 October 2010

Its a Tea Cup Tuesday!

Morning all today is another Tcup tuesday and I do love this time as I can show some of my little treasures with fellow treasure collectors.

This weeks t cup is a new arrival infact its a set of 2 from a very dear friend who I shall be thinking of today, I think you know who you are wink wink!  She sent me this lovely set last week and its a beauty!  I love if from the inside out!

Its Royal Albert and its called "silver Maple"  aren't they so pretty!!!

If you get the chance to pop by Martha's blog take a look at all the goodies she has.
Also check out all the other fabulous treasures that other bloggers have!

Take care and catch you all soon

Saturday, 2 October 2010

Its a baby thing at Craft Your Days Away

Morning all, this fortnights challenge over at Craft Your Days Away is all about babies.  I dont have many images of babies but thought this little cutie was the perfect image to use.

The ribbon for some reason is showing up as a slightly different colour to the papers but it does all match.  The buttons are from my stash, sentiment I made myself, coloured the image with pro markers, docrafts spots embossing folder, bazzil card stock, this image is a 
Meljens Design which can be bought over at Whimsy stamps

Please join us at CYDA this fortnight we are a multi craft blog so it doesn't have to be a card, this fortnights super prize is a £10 voucher to spend over at Simon Says Stamp 
I look forward to visiting your blogs to see your makes!