Wednesday, 30 September 2009

Whiff of Joy Winter Stamp Club Kit news and sneak peek

The pre-order for the Whiff of Joy /Elisabeth Bell Winter Stamp Kit opens today and closes on October 23rd. Elisabeth designed some extraordinary and charming christmas and winter stamps for our 4th stamp kit. Doesn't he just look too cute!!

As a special surprise, Whiff of Joy is now also offering an exculsiv collection of metal charms, spacers, beadcaps and head pins. More to come soon!

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Whiff of Joy Challenge

It's sketch week again this week, and Rach has done such an awesome sketch for us - loved working with it.woj 30sept

I have used Henry with Skis (I am just loving this little guy) and MME Christmas papers. I forgot to schedule this post so it's a very brief one as I am late for work now lol. The colour in the photo is dreadful, I'll replace it today with a better pic (tried to take this last night with the light box - hate using the lights) woj-henry-skis

Whiff of Joy challenges is one year old this week ... already!! We are going to have a bit of a "do" on Saturday so keep your eyes peeled for LOTS of candy!!!

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Tuesday, 29 September 2009

Little Henry Mouse does Stamp with fun

I loved this weeks sketch on Stamp with Fun so set to and got a card made last night (it was a mad rush as I also had to get my WOJ DT card ready for tonight (serves me right for swanning off to Ally Pally and meeting all those gorgeous girlies there last weekend lol). I kept telling them they were going to break their cameras by having my mug in the photo's but still got snapped (I so hate my photo being taken lol). Also got to spend some precious time with two of the nicest girlies on this planet - Jacqui and Rach.

Right enough drivvel from me, here's me card. I used Henry with Wreath, these stamps are just sooo cute! I picked these papers up at Ally Pally on Sunday - was very good and hardly spent anything apart from the few bits and bobs I picked up from The Hobby House stand. I also attacked his Santa hat with Liquid Appliqué and Glamour Dust again.


The flower ..... it's one of the mulberry poinsettias from The Hobby House. I was playing on Sunday (at Ally Pally) and hit on the bright idea to apply some Twinklets to the flower (after I had pulled it to bits ... as I do). I LOVE the effect, looks just like frost on a winter's morning. The spacer and brad are just new in at the Hobby House. Jill has sourced the most delish brads in 3 different sizes in gold and silver - pearls, and gem brads in silver in 2 different sizes. The biggest ones are so lovely and big and chunky - I totally love them!! Thanks Jill xx woj-henry-with-lantern-2

Another shot of the flower, umm yes I do love this effect lol.woj-henry-with-lantern-3

Stamps: Henry Mouse holding Christmas Wreath, sentiment from Clever Cuts
Papers: Prima Marketing from The Hobby House
Tools: SU slot punch (that is part of my candy that will be up a little later today, Nestibilities Labels (can't remember which number I used) and round punches
Embellies: Poinsettia, Twinklets, brad, spacer, pearls and ribbon from The Hobby House
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Monday, 28 September 2009

Last of the pink Xmas cards

I'm sick of Christmas cards already and I have not even thought of mine yet rofl. Here's the last of the pink Xmas cards, this one was inspired by the uber talented Mina, her pleating is amazing!!sarah-kay-xmas-pleated-card 
No Liquid Applique this time, oh my goodness I need to go lie down in a dark room lol.sarah-kay-xmas-pleated-car2

Stamp: Sarah Kay Noel Eve
Papers: Kaiser from The Hobby House
Tools: Cuttlebug Vintage corner die
Embellies: Poinsettias (sprayed with Glimmer mist), charm, chain, spacers and jump rings all from The Hobby House

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Sunday, 27 September 2009

Simon Says Stamp - Magnolia Blog Candy Winner

Sorry this is so late - I've not long got in from the show at Alexandra Palace. What a fab weekend it was, met loads of blogging friends and didn't spend very much either (unlike some I could mention ..... Jacqui!!! ..... Marlene!!!! ..... lol)

So without further ado, this weeks winner is a non-blogger for a change - Rene.
Congrats Rene, please email me with your address details so I can arrange to have your stamp sent to you

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Create4Fun Challenge - and a family of Gingerbread People

I started this card for this weeks Create4Fun challenge (which is a fab sketch by Tiets) and got totally carried away and ended up doing a Gingerbread family - mammy gingerbread, daddy gingerbread and baby gingerbread, all Peachy Keen stamps.c4f

The first card up is following the Create4Fun sketch. I have used MME Xmas papers on all three cards. Meet Mammy-Gingerbreadgingerbread-mam1
And another viewgingerbread-mam2
Daddy Gingerbreadgingerbread-dad-1
And another onegingerbread-dad-2
and Baby Gingerbread (who needs bears with these little cuties, all we need now is Goldilocks ha ha)gingerbread-baby1 

Can’t have only one baby pic so here’s another lol
Stamps - Peachy Keen from The Hobby House, sentiments HOTP, Studio G
Papers: MME from The Hobby House
Tools: Martha Stewart Mini Hearts border punch, MS Zig Zag border punch, MS Lace Doily border punch from The Hobby House,  Blossom Nestibilities, Oval nestibilities, Circle Nestibilities, SU Slot punch, SU ticket corner punch, circle punches
Embellies: Poinsettias sprayed with Glimmer Mists and Cosmic Shimmers from The Hobby House, spacers, brads, charms and chain also all from The Hobby House

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Friday, 25 September 2009

Simon Says Stamp - Magnolia Blog Candy


It's Saturday Surprise time again. This week Simon Says Stamp is going to supply a Magnolia Boat Tilda for this weeks candy.sssweekly-draw

All you need to do to enter the draw is leave a comment here and if you fancy, mention it on your blog - that's it! Easy hey!! The draw is open to all, so if you don't have a blog please make sure you enter your name in the comment box so we can find you. The draw will take place on Sunday evening at 10pm UK time. Heidi from Simon Says Stamp will mail the lucky winner their prize. Don't forget, this is a weekly draw sponsored by Simon Says Stamp - so remember to visit my blog each Saturday to see which stamp is up for grabs.

Please enter using Mr Linky (makes it so much easier to find the winner when using If you don't have a blog then email me and I will enter on your behalf so you are in with a chance of winning the cute stamp.)

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Just Magnolia Challenge - a colour combo

The challenge on Just Magnolia this week is a yummy colour combo, pink grey with black as an optional colour. colour-combo So me being me, I went for all three colours. I am loving black for matting at the mo, it really seems to make the card pop.bev 
Good old tulle again, a few punched flowers with some roses layered on and some pearls and job
And one of the inside – nowt fancy but not shown a pic of the inside for ages jm-magnolia-pink-grey-3

Stamp: Magnolia from the new Autumn kit
Paper: Bo Bunny The Hobby House
Tools: Cuttlebug Roses embossing folder, MS Doily Lace punch, Kurepunch heart flower punch, EK Success Swirl punch, Nestibilities Labels 3
Embellies: Roses from Wild Orchid Crafts, pearls, tulle, pearl pins

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Thursday, 24 September 2009

Sarah Kay Christmas

It’s a Sarah Kay again, and not a piece of Bo Bunny paper in sight!! I went with the soft pretty pastel colours in these Kaiser papers for a non-traditional Christmas card.sarah-kay-xmas-door-1 
I attacked the step with my fave of the moment - Liquid Appliqué. Heidi from Simon Says Stamp sent me a tube of it and I LOVE it!! I sit here dreaming of Liquid Appliqué lol. How sad!!sarah-kay-xmas-door-2

Stamp: Sarah Kay Noel Charity, Sentiment from Motivet
Paper: Kaiser from The Hobby House
Tools: Liquid Appliqué, Glamour Dust. SU Slot punch, Nestibilities Mega Rectangles
Embellies: Poinsettias sprayed with Glimmer Mist, brads and spacers all from The Hobby House

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Wednesday, 23 September 2009

Whiff of Joy Challenge - a recipe

Firstly, thanks to everyone for bearing with me not visiting you for ages and ages - I have more or less done all the samples for the weekend - woohoo - so from tomorrow will be making some time to try and catch up with you all (think I'm going to be fighting a losing battle but will try my best to visit as many as possible).

This week the challenge on Whiff of Joy is to follow a recipe:

6 Brads, 3 Papers and 2 Flowers.henry-lantern-1 
I started off my card by following last weeks sketch on Mojo Monday but got a little bit lost and landed up with something not quite to the sketch. (There's always one and it's usually me!!) I have used one of the Xmas Henry stamps from Whiff of Joy - each time a new release comes out I say they are my favourite, and this release sure is no exception. I just LOVE this little guy. What a pleasure to colour too. Alison, your artwork rocks hun!!!henry-lantern-3 
I have used MME papers - just love these, def need to stock up at the weekend to use on my Xmas cards (if I ever get any made, I can see me buying them this year ... blush blush!!). I used Liquid Applique on his hat (love this stuff for Xmas cards especially when sprinkled with Glamour Dust before heating to bubble it up).henry-lantern-2

Stamps: Whiff of Joy Henry Mouse with Lantern, HOPT sentiment
Papers: MME Merry Days of Christmas
Tools: Blossom Nestibilities, Circle Nestibilities, McGill Pine punch, 1" circle punch
Embellies: Poinsettias (spritzed with Cosmic Shimmer Lava Red), spacers and Basic Grey Boxer brads all from The Hobby House

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Tuesday, 22 September 2009

And a jolly old soul is he

I just love this Santa, to me he's just what a Santa should look like - he sure has a twinkle in his eye and looks ever so jolly  lol. I'm still scheduling the posts so will still be showing the sample cards for a good few days yet. If I don't there will be no cards to show. Getting there though, still have a fair few to make but hoping to get them all done before the weekend. sarah-kay-santa-bo-bunny1

I've used Bo Bunny papers again on this card - love the vintage look to them. sarah-kay-santa-bo-bunny2

Stamp: Sarah Kay Santa, sentiment from Stampin Up
Papers:  Bo Bunny St. Nick
Embellies: Poinsettias sprayed with Cosmic Shimmer, brads and spacers and Santa charm all from The Hobby House

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Monday, 21 September 2009

Whiff of JoyAutumn Candy Winner

Thanks to everyone that took part. Unfortunately there can only be one winner and she is ....

Congratulatioins sweetie, can you please email me with your address so I can get your prize off to you.

I am waiting for one more item coming from the US to add to my Whiff of Joy Henry Mouse candy - it should hopefully be here by the end of the week. As soon as it arrives I'm good to go so will post the candy then.

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Pixie Chicks now available as stamps - woohoo

Me being Copics challenged (still - not had any time to practice with them) and all that was well gutted that I could not use the Pixie Chicks downloads from Charmed Cards but!!!! They are now available to buy as stamps woohoo. Guess who can't wait to get her mits on these little babies lol.

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Sarah Kay Christmas

I'm still scheduling posts well ahead of time whilst I get all the samples made for Ally Pally on the weekend. Here's one of the new Sarah Kay Christmas stamps, I have a few more cards made with these which will be posted in the next few days.  sarah-kay-fireplace-1

I think the paper I used is a bit too busy for the stamp which is equally busy but it's stopping right where it is for now, no time left to redo it. I just love these Bo Bunny papers and was itching to use them, the rich burgundy colour is so perfect for Xmas cards I think.sarah-kay-fireplace-2

Stamp: Sarah Kay Noel Stocking
Papers: Bo Bunny St. Nick
Embellies: Poinsettias sprayed with Cosmic Shimmer, tulle ribbon, brads and spacers and boot charm all from The Hobby House

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Sunday, 20 September 2009

Today's puppy pics

After lots of emails asking for puppy pics here's a few I snapped earlier. They are not that clear - as soon as the little tinkers hear or see me they're for the off, scattering all over the pen.

Sadie and Jess (was Millie)200909-1

They are now in their big pen (we call it the puppy condo lol) and loving all the extra space although yesterday they were absolutley petrified of the open space, flattened their bellies on the vet bed (stuck like glue more like it) and shivvered like good 'uns. Now, 24 hours later they are tearing about like nobody's business.200909-3
Lucy – aaah don’t she just melt your heart200909-2
Mammy’s little favourite. Betsy has wormed her way into my heart big time (putting it mildly – I’m head over heels in love with this little girlie). I had said after losing Toby so suddenly it was too soon to have another but ………..200909-4
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