Tuesday, 31 March 2009

Candy Winners!

Sorry for the delay in posting the winners, been working and still not feeling 100%, seen the specialist yesterday and I've got to have a CT scan as they think the recurrent kidney infections and pain could be down to a kidney stone! Thanks for those of you who left get well wishes. Thanks again to all those who entered my blog candy, the lovely comments left and those of you who follow my blog. The winner of the SU! new release candy is Beverley. The winner of my follower candy is Littlebear, I have chosen an extra follower to receive some of the new SU! papers, ribbon as she is one of my best SU! customers and that is Gemma. Click on their names to be linked to there lovely blogs. Contact me with your addresses and I'll get your goodies posted out to you ASAP. If anyone is interested in purchasing Stampin' Up products from me or would like a catalogue please don't hesitate to contact me.
Thanks again,

Saturday, 28 March 2009

Unity Inspirational Blog Hop!

When Angela came up with the idea to arrange a huge blog hop, I thought what a great idea it was and as I love Unity and have alot of Unity stamps, I thought count me in! You can view the inspirational blog hop by starting here.

Here is my card:

The deets:

Stamp: Tree from the Unity November KOTM (still available)
Cardstock, ribbon, linen thread (SU!)
DP (Sassafrass Lass)
Other - Buttons from stash, dew drops (Robins Nest), distress tools (Basic Grey)

In true Unity style here is one of my favourite quotes, nice and simple, words to live by.
"Cherish yesterday, dream tomorrow, live today".
Now your next stop on the inspirational blog hop is Nicole, visit her fantastic blog for more Unity inspiration.

Thanks for stopping by. Have a great day.

Tuesday, 24 March 2009

SU! New release blog candy!

This blog candy is now closed. Hi guys, sorry for delay in posting this but I had a busy day yesterday and wasn't feeling too great. So here is my third installment of blog candy (it won't be the last either!) but I'm hoping to get some cards etc on here too from now on! Stampin' Up! is about to launch it's first mini catalogue here in the UK with some fantastic products that will be available from the 1st April. However being a demonstrator I get to pre-order these lovely products and thought it would be nice to share some with a lucky candy winner. You will be one of the first to get there mitts on these products. I only get to order one of each product so I could only order one of these stamp sets, so you will have this even before I do! (and I love this little stamp set too!).
Candy includes:
* A selection of the new DP 6x6 size, double sided.
* Forest Friends Stamp set
* 2 metres of yellow striped grograin ribbon
* 2 metres of pink striped grogain ribbon
* 1 metre of wide stitched chocolate ribbon
* Selection of new designer buttons
You may know the drill by now, leave a comment on this post and then a link on your blog to this candy. If you do not have a blog then you are still welcome to enter. I will post worldwide. Only one comment per person please to keep the draw fair. I'll use random.org to draw the winner. I will pick a winner on Sunday 29th March. I will again pick one follower to win a few runner up goodies. So that gives you two chances!
Thanks for stopping by. I'm off to finish some projects in the hope of posting them later. Fingers crossed!

Sunday, 22 March 2009

An Award!

I would like to thank Jacilynn for this lovely award, how exciting, it's my first!


Blog candy winners!

The winner of the blog candy is Shannon, view her amazing blog here scrapishments, her creations are adorable, love the little bears! This was selected using random.org. Congratulations Shannon, contact me with your address so I can post the candy out to you.
The follower who has won the follower runner up candy is Brittany, her blog is also fantastic, check it out here. Please both contact me by Friday to claim your candy.
Again thanks to all those who entered and left such nice comments. Can't believe I've got so many followers now, feels like such an honour! I better not disappoint and get crafting!
I'll be back tomorrow with the third installment of my blog candy that I promised, this is going to be a good one it's new Stampin' Up! products that are not available to buy here in the UK yet!

Thursday, 19 March 2009

Stampeezee Demo Day

Just to let you all know that there is a free demo day at Stampeezee on Saturday. Sonia will be doing the demo, it's well worth popping along if you live in or around Coventry as Sonia is a very talented crafter. Hope to see you there!

Some Stampeezee DT projects coming soon, so watch this space. Thanks for your patience!


Monday, 16 March 2009

Crafty news and blog candy!!!

This blog candy is now closed, thanks for entering.
Sorry for the lack of blogging since last Tuesday, I have either been at work or covered in paint! lol! I'm a nurse and work three 12.5hr shifts per week at the hospital so on those three days it's virtually impossible to do anything else. As many of you know we have also been renovating an old cottage. So unfortunately that along with the other chores etc it leaves very little time to craft or blog. However we are hoping to move in shortly so things should change!

Anyway on to the crafty news I mentioned last week, Debbie at Stampeezee has kindly asked me to be on her design team!!! Well I was very flattered and excited to be asked and of course I jumped at the chance. I will make cards etc with the latest products available at Stampeezee and put them on my blog, I'll also give Debbie cards occasionally, so that she can either put them on her gallery on the website or in the shop. In return I get some goodies to play with (she kindly gave me some of the new imaginisce stamps!). Fantastic! It's my first design team role so to celebrate I have the following blog candy up for grabs!

Up for grabs is:
* Magnolia Tilda with lamb stamp from the new Spring/Easter collection
* A selection of new Imaginisce papers (6x6) they are double sided, only one side shown.
* 2 Imaginisce snag 'em clear stamps
* Gold sekura glitter pen
* Stickles in cotton candy
* Dew drops in Easter colours
* White fabric flowers
* 5 heart pins
All you have to do is leave a comment on this post and put a link to the candy on your blog by Saturday 21st March, I will then draw a winner using random.org. If you do not have a blog you can still enter. I will post worldwide. I will also pick one follower as runner up who will get a selection of the above papers and an imaginisce stamp. So you have two chances of winning something if you are a follower.
I will be back soon with some Stampeezee design team cards. So come back for a look at those and remember to check out Stampeezee website as most of the above products are available there.
Good Luck!

P.S If you have trouble leaving a comment email me and let me know.

Tuesday, 10 March 2009

Blog Candy Winner!

My blog candy is now closed and the winner is comment number 30, which is Jacilynn. Congratulations Jacilynn, please contact me with your address so I can post your goodies to you by Friday. I have just checked out Jacilynn's blog and it is well worth a visit, she has a lovely blog and some great projects on there. I used the random.org random number generator to draw this candy as feel this is the fairest way to draw it, you can see this widget in my sidebar.
Thank you to all who entered the candy, I appreciate all the lovely comments that were left about my blog and my work etc, it means a great deal to have so much positive feedback, a real confidence boost! I will try to make my way round to visit all your blogs as soon as I can. This is what I love about offering blog candy now, people find my blog and I in turn discover many other blogs and talented people out there. Great to connect with other crafters and to share inspiration.
Thank you to those who feel my blog is worth following or visiting again, this feels like such an honor. Like I said previously I will occasionally choose a follower to send some goodies to as my way of saying thank you for your support.
All is not lost if you did not win this blog candy I'll have some more up for grabs later in the week to celebrate my crafty news, so don't forget to check back.

Many thanks,

Sunday, 8 March 2009

Hello Gorjuss!

I Finally got around to inking up my Gorjuss girls stamps last night and finished the card today, did this in between decorating our cottage! Well these stamps certainly live up to their name, they are lovely to work with.


The deets:
Stamp - Gorjuss girls collection 1 from Sugar Nellie, coloured with distress inks, highlighted with sekura glitter pen.
DP - been in my collection for ages, think it's sandy lion
Cardstock - SU!
Ribbon - Chocolate chip taffetta from SU!
Other - Flowers (Prima), Dew drops (Robins Nest), circle and scallop circle nestabilities, SU! Slot punch, metal tag, brad (Making memories).
Stampeezee has all the new colours of dew drops in stock, you can buy more colours too as they are split into smaller packs! The new colours are lovely.
Stay tuned this week, got the draw of my blog candy on Tuesday, some exciting news (craft related) that I'm bursting to tell you about and some more projects to share.
Thank you to all those who have signed up to follow my blog so far.
Off to watch dancing on ice, go Ray!!!


Wednesday, 4 March 2009

Blog Candy!

This blog candy is now closed, thanks to all those who entered. I will have more up for grabs, so check back soon.
Well here it is my first offering of blog candy, hope you like it! All you have to do to be in with a chance of winning is to leave a comment on my blog and a link to it on your blog. Simple! You are more than welcome to enter if you do not have a blog, just leave a comment. I will post internationally. I'll draw the winner using random.org on Tuesday 10th March, so check back then to see if you are the winner. I will post the winner on my blog and it is up to the winner to contact me to claim their prize and provide their snail mail address so I can post it to them. If I am not contacted by the winner by 12 midday on 13th March then I would randomly draw another winner.

Up for grabs is:

*one of the new Leann Ellis stamps from Sugar Nellie called fly free.
*selection of double sided Stampin Up! tea and crumpets papers cut to 6x6 (perfect for cards!)
* selection of SU! ribbons (4metres)
* 2 sekura gel pens
* selection of dew drops
* selection mulberry paper flowers
* selection of leaf and heart decorative pins
* some spacers
* some flower gems
*some beaded hearts

This is the first of three blog candies that I'll have up for grabs over the next month or so (I'm feeling generous!), so check back often as they will get better and better!

I would like to thank Debbie, Linda and Julia (and Adrian my other half!) for following my blog, it means alot to think these people think my cards etc are worth taking a look at. As I'm relatively new at the blogging game it has helped get me going, so I would like to send the three of you a little something to say thank you. I like to reward loyalty and if you sign up to follow my blog I'll pick a few followers out occasionally to receive a little treat. I'm also working on devising a Stampin' Up loyalty scheme for my customers so stay tuned! Also thank you to all those who have visited my blog and left lovely comments, it's very much appreciated.

Thanks for stopping by, I'm off to have a play with my new Gorjuss girls and Leann Ellis stamps, they are screaming out to be inked up, I'll be back with cards to share soon.

Monday, 2 March 2009

Get Well Wishes

Thought I would quickly share the get well card that I made for my nan as she is still in hospital, thought it may cheer her up. I also made the same card to send to Marlene's mum as she has requested on her blog, as her mum has recently broken her ankle and had to have surgery. Love this stamp by Whipper Snapper, she is so cute!
Stamps - Whipper snapper, coloured with distress and SU! inks, accented with white gel and glitter pens.
DP - Making Memories
Ribbon - whisper white SU!
Other - nestabilities, cuttlebug embossing folder, chalks for edges.

Thanks for stopping by, I'll have some blog candy up for grabs soon, so keep checking back to see what it is and for a chance to win.


Sunday, 1 March 2009

Twilight Tuesday Challenge

Twilight Tuesday - two of my obsessions combined (Crafting and Twilight), how great is that! Been meaning to join in with these challenges for a while. I am cheating a little with this one as the theme is Italy, which features in the New Moon novel. We went to Rome in 2007, where we got Engaged, so here are a few of my scrapbook pages from that trip. I loved Rome, it's an amazing place and would like to explore more of Italy in the future.

If I had the time I would have made something else for the challenge as I have some great photos. For the comment section of the challenge, I would like to see the new movie capture the romance, elegance and beauty of Italy with an element of mystery. In cities this old it does make you wonder what lies beneath these ancient walls....
Starting to feel much better, so hopefully can get back to crafting and blogging properly! My mum is still recouperating, thank you to all those who have sent messages or left comments on my blog wishing her well, they are very much appreciated. Just hope my nan is better soon.
Ciao Bella!