Friday, January 28, 2011


Stamping Dragon has gone off on their own and because of it we are having one heck of a Grand Re-opening. What better way to kick off our celebration but, to offer everyone a free image. You can find it here  but, remember it will only be available for this week. So, hurry up and get it before it’s gone.
Now, if you don’t think that’s good enough how about if you spend over $5 in the store you will get a chance to win a $5 gift certificate.

 COOLl! BUT WAIT! There is more. What about a special blog hop for you. All you will have to do is hop from one Design Team’s blog to the next. Write down the question that you will see and hop onto the next blog and do the same. A hint for you all……all the answers will be found on our store website, . When you have all the answers to the 8 questions please email your answers with your name and email address to . A winner will be announced on our Challenge blog,, on the 4th of Feb. Also, keep your eyes out because you will never know who will be offering candy on their blogs. YEP….more good stuff!!! So, with that all said and there are prizes to be won let us get started.
On your marks get set GO!!!!

If you arrived here from Kate's blog then you are in the right place but if you didn’t start from the beginning of the hop then please click here to go to Janette’s blog for question number 1. If you have already got 6 questions......then here is number 7.

Q7... how many sentiment only packs are in store

Now that you have the question please hop on over to Molly's blog here for the final question.

There you have it. Have fun and good luck. Just remember to join us on the 4th of Feb when we kick off the month with a Special Challenge for you on our Challenge Blog. You can find it here (

Finally here is a card I made with one of their fantastic images


Saturday, January 22, 2011

I have good news

This week I was accepted as a DT member for the Stamping Dragons design team and I am so pleased, here is my entry.  Please come along on the 28th for our Grand Re-Opening you are all welcome



Saturday, January 15, 2011

Crafting through the pain

About 5pm on Wednesday the most horrendous pain shot through my mouth and half an hour later I was almost screaming the house down, quick call to the dentist and by 6pm I was lying on the dentist chair having been told the offending tooth must come out.  You have to keep in mind that this tooth has been in my mouth for over 50 years so it wasn't going to come quietly (or quickly).  40 minutes of twisting and pulling, and the sweat pouring from the poor Dentist's brow, and it was gone. 3 days later and I am still swallowing pain-killers and feeling sorry for myself.
Decided that crafting may just take my mind of the pain for a few hours.  Don't think it was a great idea as most of my attempts ended up in the bin :-(

Anyhow I did manage to finish one, which is for the 'Birthday Club' at work.

Complete with cupcake recipe inside.  This was made from some bits and pieces I had left over from a Hunkydory Kit from last year.

I would like to welcome my new follower Judie from 'I just love Crafty Mess' who has just started her new site here,

Friday, January 14, 2011

DT call over at the Dragons Den

There is a DT call over at the Dragons Den and here is my card

It was a really lovely image to work with.  I printed 3 images and  coloured them with promarkers.  I cut out different parts of the images and decoupaged them.  The wings were sprinkled with glitter.  The shapes were cut out with my nesties and the leaves and scrolls are my marianne dies.  Flowers were coloured with ink pad and the 'Happy Birthday' are peel off letters.  I love easel cards but thought I would do a slanted one for a change.

Wednesday, January 05, 2011


On my desk today is my new toy which arrived yesterday and I am in love with it already.
My new 'GRAND CALIBUR' finally arrived.  I had hoped it would have arrived for Christmas as it was a present, but due to the snow up here in Bonnie Scotland I had to wait long after Santa had been.  However I had a play with it last night and I love it already.  Only managed to have one set of the Grand dies so far but I know I will use it with all my other 'normal' sized dies.  You can cut so many dies at the one time and the cutting is excellent as is the embossing.  I can see my wee bug going for early retirement.  The downside is that you have to turn the handle alot to get the A4 plates through, but if I keep changing arms when I am doing it, my bingo wings might just disappear.
I would show you the rest of my desk but I was so excited with my new toy everything was pushed into a pile so I could play with it.
Maybe it was a good thing that it didn't arrvive before Christmas or my family just might not have been fed.
If you are wondering why I want to show off my desk, pop over to Julias to find out.


Tuesday, January 04, 2011

I'm back........................

 Finally back in the land of blog, not been about much lately but life just took over.  I went back to work (on phased hours) the week before Christmas after being ill with my M.E. for 6 months so I have been a bit tired. I made about 70 Christmas cards this year and that was a feat in itself but last night I finally got back to my table and made a few cards. These are 2 cards I made for my Grandson to send as thank you cards. I made these with some 'Charlie's Ark' decoupage that I bought recently                           

The next card is for my Mum's 84th birthday next week, I just love Sarah Kay Images
I also had to make an engagement card for my Son's friends made with some Daisy and Dandelion decoupage.
I will see you all tomorrow for the weekly snoop around everyone's desks


CR84FN9 ....Colour Challenge

Today my new toy arrived.....My Grand Calibur.......Due to all the problems with the weather affecting the post, I feel that I have been waiting ages for it.  It was a Christmas present so I can't really complain.  It came with a set a nestabilities Grand Label 1 dies and label 1 dies so I had to have a play with it tonight.

I used the largest die and cut 2 labels which I joined together at the top and made a shaped card. It was so easy. Then I cut 2 more smaller labels from the grand set and used them to mat and layer.....The great thing was I could cut both at the same time in different colours.  The sandwich is much easier to put together also as there are only 3 in differnt colours so you can't really go wrong, and it also comes with the A4 embossing mat.  It is a lovely peice of kit and I can see me using it all the time even just for normal sized dies as you can cut and emboss so many at the one time.
So while I was playing with it I ended up with this.  I thought I would enter it into the CR84FN colour challenge which is Peach, yellow and pale pink.  Unfortunately the top layer which is peach is not showing as I really wanted, it looks more pink than the base card which actually looks lilac although it is pink (is anyone managing to follow this!!)
So entering in:.
CR84FN  -  colour challenge
Papertake weekly - Anything goes