Sunday, 30 October 2011

Lili of the Valley .... A sneak peek!!!

Hi there - how is your weekend???? I am loving having a whole weekend off for a change. I have been very naughty this week though and got totally confused with my days. This meant I was late with my DT card for LOTV challenge. The good news though is that it means I have been able to use a brand new image from LOTV on my card.

I was so excited when I saw all the new stamps which are coming out next month .... you are going to LOVE them sooooooooo much, I promise!!!! All of the stamps will be available at the Hobbycrafts show from Thursday but if you are wanting to order them online you will need to wait until the 10th of November ..... what torture!!!!!!



I have used the sketch from this weeks challenge on Lili of the Valley (so very late, sorry Mummy Fairy) and I have used one of the new stamps. This little lady is called Summer and is a new character for LOTV drawn by Molly Harrison. The stamp is called 'My Best Friend'and is just so adorable.

The sentiment stamp also comes with the stamp so a great little set I am sure you will agree!



A closer look at Summer - isn't she sweet!

Make sure you also visit the inspiration blog over the next couple of weeks where you will be inundated with lots and lots of cards using the new stamps .... I am so excited about this release.

Challenges:


Charisma Cardz - Anything Goes
Totally Papercrafts - Glitter It


Hope you enjoy your weekend and remember to get ready to get your new images as soon as you can!


Saturday, 29 October 2011

Music Saves My Soul Saturday


Good morning music lovers, Saturday is here again so that means it is time to share a bit of music with each other. I can't wait to hear what has had your feet tapping this week.



This week I heard this song for the first time whilst I was in the car and I immediately loved it. I am not a huge Florence and the Machine fan however I just adore this song. 





To play along just share the logo somewhere on your blog, post your video (read HERE how to do this) and then add your post link to blue froggy below .... easy!!!!

REMEMBER - YOU CAN JOIN IN ANY DAY OF THE WEEK - NOT JUST SATURDAY :o)

Optional extra ........ What was the first song you bought?

Mine was by The Human League - I used to love them lol


Have a wonderful week






Wednesday, 26 October 2011

Simon Says… Anything Goes


Hiya, well I am half way through my nights and I have to say I am getting more used to shift work which is a blessing because I am now able to sleep during the day – thank goodness! Still loving my new job and the people that I work with.

Here is my little offering this week for Simon Says Stamp Challenge Blog – the theme is anything goes so a nice easy one for you. The Design Team are all using products by Bo Bunny and Studio Calico this week so check the blog for inspiration and links to lots of gorgeous products.

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I decided to make a box for a card I made a few weeks ago. I just adore these Bo Bunny Papers – they are so pretty. I think that decorating the box is really completing the card and makes it look so much nicer when you give the card. I often find they love the box just as much as the card.

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Here is a pic of the card inside the box.

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As usual, one lucky winner will win a $50 spending spree to spend at the Simon Says Stamp Online Store … thanks Heidi!

Simon Says Stamp $50 Credit Voucher 
I hope you will all join in. Here are some products to help you make my box ….

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Challenges…
Truly Scrumptious – Shaker cards/boxes

Have a great day xxx

Saturday, 22 October 2011

Music Saves My Soul Saturday


Hi folks, hope you are enjoying the lovely autumn weather today - it is gorgeous here. Hubby and I are going for a little wander round York then will probably have a bit to eat and sneaky drink by the river.

Saturday also means it is time to all share your songs with Music Saves My Soul ......




I could only really play music by one group this week ..... how sad are we to hear that Westlife are splitting up and calling it a day - I just love them .... the key change and standing and walking to the front of the stage right on cue - ahhhh you can't beat a good old boy band can you!!




So if you want to play along just share your song on your blog and post a link on my little linky thing below. Details of how to put a video on your blog are on last weeks post. Remember to help spread the word about our little song share ...... have a great week and thanks for playing along







Wednesday, 19 October 2011

Simon Says … Be inspired by nursery rhymes and fairy tales


Hi there, it is my last day off for a few days and the sun is out. It looks gorgeous but I am sure it is probably a bit chilly if I was brave enough to venture out. If you are staying in today why don’t you join us on Simon Says Stamp Challenge Blog this week where we would love to see nursery rhyme or fairytale inspired cards / projects. The design team are all showcasing Magnolia products so make sure you visit the challenge blog for more inspiration.


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As always we have a $50 voucher to spend at Simon Says Stamp Online Store for one lucky person who enters this week …….

Simon Says Stamp $50 Credit Voucher

Thankyou Heidi!!!!!

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Here are some links to products to help you make this card ….

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Challenges…
Bunny Zoe’s Crafts – Lace it Up
Sir Stampalot – Food glorious food
Sketch and stash - #72 (Neglected stash – pretty much all of it, lol)
By the cute and girly  - Anything Goes
My time to craft – Punches and dies


Have a great week xxx

Monday, 17 October 2011

Warning ...... proud mamma moment...... recorded live from The Royal Albert Hall


Good morning blogland ...... I just thought I would share with you all a recording of my son playing with his band from the weekend. They were playing at The Royal Albert Hall in London. I know lots of you have asked how he is getting on now that he is away studying at The Royal Northern College of Music. Anyway, hope you enjoy it - they sound amazing!!!!








Hope this works ....... have a great day and thanks for listening! xxx

Saturday, 15 October 2011

Music Saves My Soul Saturday ..... Come and share you favourite song!


Hi everyone, well here we are again after far too many weeks away. I am not quite sure what happened but suspect my new job and trip away for my reunion had a bit to do with it. Anyway, life is now settling into a new routine for me and so here we are, all ready to start sharing our tunes again each week.


I have had  a couple of people asking me how they can play along so I thought it was a good time to do a quick guide to sharing songs on here.

Basically, all you have to do is find a tune on YouTube that you like and post it on your blog.... narrowing it down to one is the hardest bit! Once you have found your song click the 'share' button under the video and then click 'embed'. This will give you a code that you can copy and paste into your post on your blog (you need to paste this in the 'edit html' mode. You can then switch it back to 'compose' to finish writing your post. Publish your post in the normal way linking to my blog and displaying the MSMS logo either in your post or on your sidebar (I would love for this to become a really regular stop for lots of crafters each week). All that is left to do is to post a direct link to your post using the blue frog (inlinkz) each week so that we can all come and visit you ..... easy huh, lol. If you need any help please just email me or post a comment on my blog and I will get back to you. A link to my email is on my sidebar.

Oooh, one last thing ..... you have all week to post, not just Saturday ..... so no excuses, get sharing x

Phew, clear as mud!!!!

Ok, so here is my choice for this week ....... you all know how much I love dance tracks and David Guetta is a real genius at the moment ...... so grab your dancing shoes and turn up the volume ..... hope you enjoy it!





I really can't wait to hear your choices ..... I am at work until 8pm tonight and then hopefully into town for a few drinks and dances ..... if hubby is feeling better so I will pop round to you all tomorrow. See you all later xxx




Friday, 14 October 2011

After far too long ......



....................Music Saves My Soul will be returning tomorrow!!




Hope you can join me xxxxxxxxxxxx

Time to Celebrate …….. Brand new SWALK is launched today!!!!!!


Hi there, well I am just way too excited to leave this post until the morning so I decided to share my sneak peek tonight before bed instead. I know lots of you can’t wait until midday for the launch of SWALK’s Winter Cheer by Crafter’s Companion over on Create and Craft TV. It is going to be this week’s Pick of the Week but I have a feeling it won’t last all week so I would get in there quick to avoid disappointment. The 12 stamps and CD-Rom are amazing – the stamps are so cute and the papers are divine – perfect for all year round. Ok, enough chat …. here is my card ….


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It certainly is a time to celebrate too – I hope you manage to get your stamps if you are trying. My image was coloured using Spectrum Noir pens ….. they are so easy to use and blend perfectly on the recommended Neenah card.


Right then, I am off to bed …… can’t wait for the live shows with Leann Chivers and to see all the fab samples ….. I love her to bits and she always makes me laugh – hope you enjoy your day whatever you are doing :o)

Thursday, 13 October 2011

Lili of the Valley – Warm and Cosy


Hi guys, how is your week going so far??? Day off for me and I am only just getting my bum into gear – took me ages to get to sleep last night even though I was shattered …. think my brain was still on night mode. Hopefully a better sleep for me tonight. Ryan is also home from uni for a couple of days …. he has lots of band rehearsals because he is playing in The Royal Albert Hall again at the weekend …. proud mamma moment :o)

Anyway, here is my card for this weeks LOTV challenge …… I have been absent for the past month whilst I settle into my new job so a great big thankyou to the LOTV girlies for being so understanding!! Mwah …. love you xxxxxxxxxxxxxx

The theme this week is WARM & COSY

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I have used 'Dropping the Shopping' from last years Christmas release and I just love it. The gorgeous MME papers were a freebie from Cardmaking & Papercraft magazine and they are my favourite aqua shades …. very pretty indeed.

Challenges…
The Paper Shelter – We love Animals
Secret Crafter – Anything Goes (Sparkle)

That’s it for now ….. see you later xxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Wednesday, 12 October 2011

Simon Says …… Halloween / Goth

Morning …… excuse any typos – I have just got in from my last night shift and my fingers do not seem to be listening to my brain very much …. time for bed I think; So before I decided whether to have a snooze now or later I better bring you my latest DT card for Simon Says Stamp Challenge Blog …….

Halloween or Goth

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I have managed to play with some new papers and my delish new die …… links below (just click the pictures) ……..

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Don’t forget …. $50 voucher for one lucky random winner to spend at Simon Says Stamp Online Store

Simon Says Stamp $50 Credit Voucher
 

And here is what I used …..

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Challenges…
Fussy and Fancy – Fall or Halloween
Drunken Stampers – Halloween

Have a great day xxx

Tuesday, 11 October 2011

More SWALK peeks ….. not long to wait now!!


Afternoon lovely people of blogland ….. are you all getting excited now about Crafter’s Companion newest release???? Just incase you have no idea what I am talking about there is a brand new SWALK range due to be launched on Friday. Keep checking the news and inspiration blog for details plus find out how you can win all 12 stamps plus the matching CD-Rom!!!!

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I love this stamp – it is a winter twist of the infamous original image for SWALK. These characters are just so sweet. The papers are from the CD-Rom and as I have already mentioned earlier this week they are delicious!!!!!!

Make sure you come back again this week for me sneak peeks and remember to check out the other DT blogs for more inspiration.
Challenges
One stop craft challenge – Anything Goes
Have a great week xxx

Monday, 10 October 2011

Another SWALK Winter Cheer Sneak Peek


Hi folks, was just about to say good morning but then realised it is half way through the afternoon. I am on nights just now and have just woken up so it is my morning. Still loving my new job – last night I was learning how to put on plastercasts – not the modern funky coloured ones but the old fashioned plaster ones…. quite a messy job,
I thought you would like to see another sneak peek from the new SWALK Winter Cheer range which will launch on Friday.
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The stamps are all just so cute and I have to say that the papers from the CD-Rom are all just stunning. Make sure you take part in the blog hop for a chance to win all the stamps and the CD-Rom – details are on my post below but also on the news and inspiration blog too.
Right, off for some breakfast ….. see you all later xxxx

Saturday, 8 October 2011

Blog Hop – SWALK Winter Cheer with Crafter’s Companion


Hi all, and welcome to the Crafter’s Companion Blog Hop to celebrate the release of the SWALK Winter Cheer stamp range and papercrafting CD-ROM.

If you have landed here from Pam’s blog then you are hopping in the right direction. If not then you need to pop over to the Crafter’s Companion News blog to begin.

Our DT have had a great time creating with the new ranges from Crafter’s Companion and to celebrate the launch of these stunning new collections on Friday 14th October we have decided to give you a chance to see some Sneak Peeks and also have the chance of winning a fabulous Prize:

All twelve new SWALK stamps and the co-ordinating papercrafting CD-ROM!



All you need to do to be in with a chance of winning this great prize is visit each blog in order and then go back to the Crafter’s Companion News Views and Inspiration Blog to leave your link on Mr Linky.  Along the way you will notice that each Blog will give you a letter - make a note of these as they will make a word which we will ask you for if your number is drawn by Random.Org on the morning of Friday 14th.

My letter is: I

From here, you need to hop to Marianne’s blog.

PLEASE DO NOT TELL US WHAT THE WORD IS ON THE CRAFTER’S COMPANION NEWS VIEWS AND INSPIRATION BLOG, WE WILL E-MAIL YOU FOR THE ANSWER IF YOUR MR LINKY NUMBER IS DRAWN.
 
Challenges
 
ABC Challenge – A = Anything Goes
One Stop Craft Challenge – Anything Goes
Good Luck!!! x

Friday, 7 October 2011

Sneak peek – SWALK Winter release

Morning folks, oooh I am so excited to be able to share one of the brand new SWALK stamps with you. Crafter’s Companion will be launching them next week so keep checking back for more peeks from the Design Team.

I love this image – Leann thought it suited me down to the ground …. hmmmmm I wonder why! I have coloured her with my scrummy Spectrum Noir pens and added some stickles, gems and pearls for a bit of bling.
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As well as the stamps there is also a brand new CD-Rom crammed full of gorgeous papers and elements. The colours and designs are right up my street and I just adore them all.

Make sure you also visit the news and inspiration blog for up to date information about the release. here is also the chance to be a guest designer for Crafter’s Companion so make sure you check it out if you are interested.

I will be back tomorrow with another sneak peek …… oh, and I may be hop, hop, hopping too if you know what I mean lol xxx

Wednesday, 5 October 2011

Simon Says ….. Sparkle and Bling


Morning everyone, I can’t believe it has been 2 weeks since my last post!!!!! I have been so busy with my new job (which I just love) and also it was my high school reunion which was brilliant.


Back to real life now though so hopefully I should get settled into my new routine of full time and shifts and hopefully get a bit of crafting done again.


Can I just say thankyou to all of you who took part in Simon Says Stamp Challenge Blog last week – we had over 1000 entries which is amazing!!!!!!


This weeks theme is Sparkle and Bling!


The DT are showcasing Stampabilities stamps this week, these include Peanuts, House Mouse,Happy Hoppers and others if you have them we would love to see them used on your cards but you don't have to use them to join in.


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Make sure you keep an eye on the All New Just In Pages there are sure to be lots of fab new goodies arriving right now.



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A big thankyou to Heidi for offering the $50 gift certificate to one lucky person who enters this weeks challenge to spend at Simon Says Stamp Online Store.

Simon Says Stamp $50 Credit Voucher




Products I used………



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Challenges
 
House Mouse & Friends – Christmas Sparkle
 

Thanks guys, should hopefully be back again tomorrow xxxxxx

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