Saturday, 29 November 2008

Dawny's Sketch no.3

There is a great sketch by Dawny over at Papertake Weekly Challenge Blog and there are some great DT cards as well for inspiration.
I'm afraid my colour schemes this year seem to be very much the same- blues,beige's & greens! I can't help it as there are so many beautiful papers in these colours out there at the minute.

Here is the card I have made for the challenge- using the other stamp I love at the moment!
I have used: Whipper Snappper stamp- Warm Penguin; Dove craft 6 x 6 papers- Winter Wonderland; Velvet ribbon from my stash; sugar coated Bazzill card & snowflake punch; Bazzill card; gems; Stickles; gelly roll Stardust pen; Woodware clear stamp sentiment.
Hope you like it.. Teresa x

Sketch Saturday -no 27

There is a great challenge sketch over at Sketch Saturday this week , with some great DT cards for inspiration. They have a lovely stamp up for grabs from Whiff of Joy, from their new Winter & Christmas collection.

 Here  is my card for the challenge - I'm using my Snowballing Tilda again as I love this stamp!
I have used: Magnolia Stamp; Dovecraft Winter Wonderland 6x6 pad; Bazzill card; gems; Stickles; EK Success snowflake punch; Clear stamp sentiment; thread from stash.

Hope you like it..
Teresa x

Wednesday, 26 November 2008

Home and Broke.....!

Well, the holiday is over now- back to reality & the cold British weather!
Had a fabulous time in Orlando- weather warm, couple good hot days, frosty mornings & evenings-well it is November! Still managed to cram in a couple of Ghirardelli ice cream sundaes whilst wrapped up in fleecies & jeans! All the locals were going around in jeans,  jumpers, scarves & gloves- whilst us hardened sun loving (I will get a bit of a tan on my white body!) people were going around in  shorts & tee shirts! Will post some piccies later!(Not of me trying to tan my white body- it wouldn't be right or pleasant!)

 We have both decided we are going on diets & getting on the exercise bike now we are home - to get rid of all the muffins, cookies, ice cream &  food we ate! See how long that will last!!

Can't wait to get back to doing some of the craft challenges- did take load of stamped images to colour in whilst away-how sad am I. Managed to visit lots craft stores to stock up-( Micheal's, Jo-Anns, Scrap- booking, etc). Simon surprisingly took me , no qualms, he must have been going down with something! We did have to buy another suitcase though- not for all my crafting things- Simon did buy loads of clothes!

Bella has at last forgiven me for leaving her at the cattery! We've had lots of cuddles & she likes her new Harley Davidson- Bad to the Bone collar. Can definitely recommend the cattery we took her to.

Glad to hear Mrs Wonka's pussy cat, Arthur, is home safe & sound and none the worse for his ordeal.

Going to catch up with my lack of sleep now, as the old jet lag is catching up !

Teresa xx

Tuesday, 18 November 2008

On Vacation....!!

Sorry I haven't been keeping my blog up to date.. we're on holiday in Orlando would you believe!!!!

Thought we would have wireless access in our room, but we do not- bummer! Have had to come to the complex reception for access.

The weather here is in the late 60's this week, but has been up to the late 70's early 80's. Its chilly in the mornings & early evenings- but we can live with that!!! Have taken a couple of pictures to upload- just to say we are doing something else apart from shopping & relaxing. We went down to Cocoa/Port Canaveral last week to see the night take off of the Endeavour Space Shuttle- that was really cool- loads of people down there to watch as well- just pulled in along the roadside.Took few pictures but they haven't come out too good!

Been to Universal too- been on the new Simpson's ride & had our picture taken with the Sampson's- how cool!!

Well, gotta go now as off for more action packed day on the crazy golf course at Disney Fantasia Golf- catch up with you later!!

Haven't checked Mrs Wonkas blog yet, but hope there is good news on the return of Arthur, her missing pussy cat.

Teresa x

Saturday, 8 November 2008


Just realised can't use this card for the Penny Black Challenge.. as it isn't a Penny Black stamp!!! Will have to try reading the instructions properly next time!! Oh well must be getting time for bed as am not paying attention to what I'm doing ( or am getting into holiday mode & thinking about all the things to do before we go!). Think its more of the former than the latter- holiday mode comes when checked in at the airport , waiting to board the plane - although don't want to go at moment as got to leave my baby behind for 2 weeks. Got to take her to the cattery, but know am going to be upset to leave her! What if she doesn't want to come home or doesn't love me anymore for leaving her!! I can't think about that now as too tired...
Teresa x

Penny Black Saturday Challenge

The challenge this week at the Penny Black Saturday challenge is to use a sentiment only.
I've had this lovely stamp for a while & have just started to use it. I quite liked the idea of making a card in black & white( with a little bit of bling!!)
I used: white base card; Bazzill scalloped card cut in half; Denami Design stamp; black Staz on; ribbon from my stash; assorted clear & black gems.
Hope you like it..

Teresa x

Giddy up...

It's my nieces birthday next week & I was hoping that there was a horsey Magnolia stamp. Joy of joys there was!! She loves horses and regularly goes horse riding. I wouldn't have been able to not give her a hand made card as she loves getting them. I based the card on a challenge sketch, but was too late to enter the challenge. I used: Magnolia stamps- Tilda & horse and fence; Woodware stamp flower; K & Co cowboy 6x6 papers; faux leather cord; Bazzill Swiss dot card; Bazzill card; Quickutz die photo corners & Venus alphabet dies; water colour pencils & Yasutomo shimmer water colours.
Hope she'll like it.

Teresa x

P is for Pink....

Here is my card for the ABC weekly challenge which is P... is for Pink. I made this card for one of the girls at work whose birthday it is in the week. Oh what it is to be young!! I've forgotten what it was like to be 18- it seems so long ago....
Anyway here's what I used: paper from Provo craft; paper flowers; Quickutz dies; Cricut George Basic cartridge; Doodlebug sugar coated card; Bazzill bling; stickles. I can't remember the name of the dotty card. I hope you like it.

On a more serious note- Mrs Wonka has lost her pussy cat Arthur- so thoughts go out to her for his safe & quick return. Keep us updated Mrs Wonka.

She also very kindly nominated me for a blog award, but unfortunately I do not have a clue how to add it to my blog- still not very good at this yet! So if anyone out there could help...

Teresa x

Wednesday, 5 November 2008


The theme this week over at Cute card Thursday is a drink theme( not necessarily alcoholic!). I found these Woodware Francoise Reed stamps that I had sitting in my stamp box & thought I would dust off the cobwebs. I tried stamping onto white Bazzill bling card for a change, but it wasn't that successful, even with the Stazon ink, but thought I would persevere with it. I also used paper rom my stash, buttons,gems, H2O paints & black gelly roll pen. Quite liked the finished card, although feel have made better ones.
Teresa X

Another Card..

I loved the sketch from the secret crafter this week that I made another one.

 I did actually start this one first - then I read that there was a colour scheme to follow!!
 I had these K & Co 6 x 6 papers in my stash for ages, with the idea that I would use them one day!
 I saw this little Alota bug stamp at Craftsulove in their sale & knew I had to have him!
I have also used the new bazzill card, Quickutz sentiment , water colour pencils & my Yasutomo shimmer water colours (all from Craftsulove). Sorry the picture isn't too good, as it doesn't really show the papers too well.
Hope you like him anyway..

Teresa x

Secret Crafter Challenge

There is a great challenge sketch over at the Secret Crafter this week. The theme this week is pink, brown & white- here is my card for the challenge. I got this stamp(Alota, I think) from Craftsulove in their sale and thought it would be ideal to use for the secret crafter challenge. Hope you like it..

For this card I used: Alota stamp?;Ladybird & Friends - Wonderland, Let it snow paper; Bazzill bling; sugar coated Bazzill card for flowers; gems; ribbon; Quickutz sentiment; watercolour pencils & Yasutomo shimmer watercolours.

Teresa x

Sunday, 26 October 2008

Bella & the Sketch Saturday Challenge

Bella taking a break after a long card making session! Not much card making goes on when Bella decides she wants to play in my craft room- most of my stuff ends up on the floor, on the landing, downstairs, in the lounge.....

There is a great sketch over at Sketch Saturday this week. Here is my card for the challenge- another Halloween one I'm afraid, as I had to play with my new Magnolia stamps! Hope you like it..
I used:Magnolia Stamps- Tilda with Spider stamp; Tildas Cat; Halloween Treat Bag.
I also used Shortkutz Halloween die; glittered brads; Doodlebug paper frills; ribbon; Bo bunny paper; Bazzill card

Here is another card I have made at the same time as doing some of the challenges. There are so many Challenge Blogs that it is difficult to find enough time to sit and play! This one is using the Magnolia stamps again, with Stampendous- Itsy Bitsy stamp that I had, Bo Bunny paper, Bazzill card & Cuttlebug Pumpkin embossing folder. 
Hope you like them..
Teresa x

Saturday, 25 October 2008

Friday Sketchers Challenge

Here's my card for the Friday Sketchers challenge. The prize this week is a Mini Scor-it board & case.I used a Halloween theme again because I love this stamp! I also had a play with my Cricut machine, which has been sitting idly on my work top for ages.(Thanks to Susie Sunshine for the inspiration!). I have used Stickles on the spiders web, but you can't see it too well in the picture. Hope you like it..

Teresa x

I used: Bo Bunny paper; Bazzill Bling card; Cuttlebug Pumpkin embossing sleeve; Cricut- Paper Doll Dress Up cartridge; Penny Black-Kitty witch stamp; Magnolia Tilda with Spider stamp; rub-ons; glitter brads; Stickles; water colour pencils & Yasutomo shimmering water colour paints.

Friday, 24 October 2008

Halloween Challenge

They have a cute little stamp for grabs over at A Spoonful of Sugar on their challenge this week. It is called "First Ride" from High Hopes stamps.
Here is my card for the challenge. I love this Penny Black stamp & just had to have it as it reminded me of my mischievous kitty! I have kept it quite simple- well for me anyway!
Hope you like it..

Teresa x

I have used: Bo Bunny paper; Bazzill card; Cuttlebug Pumpkin embossing sleeve; Penny Black- Kitty Witch; Magnolia spider (from Tilda with Spider); Shortkutz Halloween die; buttons; faux leather cord; brads; Stickles; gelly roll pens & EK Success fibres

Monday, 20 October 2008

Friday Sketchers Challenge

There is a lovely challenge sketch by Heidi over at the Friday Sketchers Challenge this week. The blog candy up for grabs is 2 Rachelle Miller stamps.
Here is my attempt at the sketch, and yes, I have used my little penguin stamp -( I love him to bits!) & green again! Hope you like...

I have used: Bazzill card; Making Memories Snowflakes FaLaLa paper; Prima poinsettia's; Doodlebug sugar coated brads;peel off sentiments; adhesive lace & Whipper Snapper- Warm Penguin stamp 

Teresa x

Sunday, 19 October 2008

Stamp Something Challenge No.33

There is a lovely Whiff of Joy stamp up for grabs over at Stamp Something Challenge this week. The super sketch for the challenge is by Katharina. I have had this stamp for a while & not done anything with it, but now may use it more. I thought it needed some bling to make it stand out a bit more. I hope you like it.

For this card I used: Denami Design stamp; Momenta Christmas party- Icicle paper; Tombow 452 pen ; gems; Bazzill card; ric rac & velvet ric rac; sentiment form local craft shop.

Teresa x

Saturday, 18 October 2008

Blue and White....

Heres my card for the third secret crafter saturday challenge. The theme is blue & white with a touch of snowflake- hope you like my take on this. I had these Craftwork cards toppers for a while & thought I would use them, and then the challenge fitted in nicely to the card theme!
Sorry about the poor picture quality,but you can get an idea of the card.(my husband always says I am hopeless at taking photos!!)

I used : Bo Bunny-Holiday Cheer Frost paper;Craftwork cards topper; silver mirror card; buttons,adhesive lace ribbon & sentiment- from local craft shop; gems. 

Wednesday, 15 October 2008

Stamp Something Challenge

The challenge over at stamp something this week is to stamp something for a friend. I thought I would enter this canvas scrap picture that I did for a friend after our Easter holiday skiing this year. This was my first attempt at doing one of these, after the ones I had seen over at craftsulove. I know I have not just done it, but thought I would enter it anyway as it makes a change from a card. Hope you like it, might have a go at some more...

She is such a cutie, I couldn't stop taking pictures of her. Everyone at the resort fell in love with her!!

I used acrylic paints; quickutz dies;K & Co Wild Saffron papers & accents; bazzill card; rub-ons.
Teresa x

Saturday, 11 October 2008

The Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge No. 2

Here's my attempt at this weeks the secret crafter saturday challenge. I'm afraid its using greens again, but I'm loving all the green themed papers that are out at the moment!

Teresa x

I used : Whipper Snapper- Warm Penguin stamp; My Minds Eye- Snowed in Trees paper; bazzill card; rub on sentiment; velvet ribbon; A Rhonna Christmas buttons; stickles; gelly roll glitter pens; snowflake punch & gems.

Friday, 10 October 2008

Friday Sketchers 23 Challenge

Heres my offering for this weeks Friday Sketchers challenge. Hope I get it in before it's too late! ( Sorry for the poor picture quality).

I used: Magnolia stamps, bazzill card, Christmas Party-Twinkle Twinkle paper from ATD, Making Memories -Snowflake FaLaLa paper, Francoise Reed sentiment, bubble rope ribbon( from  craftsulove), Stickles & gems.

Pick Up a Penguin

I picked this up from crafting up a storm. Please do your bit, pick up a penguin and pass him on.

"Squish a Boob, save a Life"

Teresa x


Thursday, 9 October 2008

Triangle Trifold Card

This was my first attempt at one of the projects over at split coasters. It took me a while to work it out, but I got there & was quite pleased with the end result.

I used bazzill card, paper from my stash, Magnolia stamps, organza ribbon, buttons & clear stamps sentiment.

Teresa x

A New Challenge

I thought I would have another go at a blog challenge, after the nice comments I received for my first attempt. The following is for the spoonful of sugar challenge of a card using pink & green. I hope I'm not too late to enter. Hope you like it.

I used Magnolia stamps, rub -on sentiment, doodlebug paper frills, doodlebug papers, assorted buttons & gems.

Teresa x

Monday, 6 October 2008

Bella's New Mode of Transport!

Yes you do need to carry me around everywhere- don't you know I have a poorly paw!

Been to the vets again this afternoon & at last they are happy that her paw is healing properly. Had to take her in last Friday to see how it was healing & if she could have her 2nd jabs, but they were not happy as it didn't seem to be getting better. We had to continue bathing her paw in salt water & giving her the antibiotics over the weekend, but thankfully it is much better. Mind you, you wouldn't think that there was anything wrong with her- she has been dashing around,jumping up & onto everything, and playfully biting & scratching us as though there was nothing the matter! Hope she grows more hair over her wound as she's going to have an odd looking paw!!

Teresa X

Sunday, 5 October 2008

Blue Poinsettia

I had it in my mind as we were making the card in Caz's class that I wanted to try a different colour scheme. When I got home I decided to recreate the card using blues instead of the traditional colours- I may try with purples as well!
What do you think- does it work?

Teresa x


Materials Used: Magolia stamps - Tilda, flower & chair. Clear stamp -Happy Birthday; organza ribbon, gems, bazzill card, paper flowers, Basic Grey paper- Blush collection; coloured with watercolour pencils; paper sticky border; Quickutz flower die.

Materials Used: Alota Stamps- Cowboy/cowgirl set. Prima flowers, rub on sentiment, Big Bite gromlets, ribbon from stash & Basic Grey papers-Blush set. Coloured with watercolour pencils.

Materials Used: Alota stamps, magnolia flower, Basic Grey papers - Gypsy, bazzill card;assorted buttons; watercolours & H2O's.

Card from Kim Fee's class with my twist! Materials used: Penny Black stamp; Sentiment- Hero Arts- Rudolf- A Gift For You; organza ribbon; paper from stash;  silver mount board & frosted lace Stickles.

Card from Stamping Caz class. Materials used: Bazzill card; clear stamp sentiment; American Crafts ribbon; Hero Arts Poinsettia stamp; Tombow pens.

Here are a few cards I have completed recently, either after attending a class at craftsulove or with some of my new stamps & embellishments,brought at many a shopping trip from the afore mentioned craft shop! Hope you like them.

Teresa x


Sorry the challenge blog address was posted incorrectly. It should be correct now the secret crafter challenge

The Secret Crafter Challenge

Materials Used: Snowflake paper from stash, sugar coated card for snowflakes, gems, Queen & Co felt fusion, Magnolia stamp -Rowdy Tilda, Frosted Lace Stickles on snowballs & background, Francoise Reed sentiment and blue card to mount images.

Materials Used: As above

I keep looking at these challenges on sites and think one day I will have a go- well today is the day!! I have had a go at the secret crafter challenge. Its the first one for this month and a new challenge is set each Saturday until the end of the month, when a winner is chosen. Think I have gotten that right- pop over to the blog site to check it out.
These are my attempts- hope you like them. I was originally going to enter the second card, but decided to enter the first one instead. Let me know what you think!

Teresa x 

Wednesday, 1 October 2008

Oops Forgot

Forgot to mention that the cooks background paper was a download from Papercraft Inspirations, and also has toppers to match.

Teresa X

Leaving Card

This was the card I made for one of my collegues who left recently. I knew what I wanted to make and then luckily the Quickutz dies came out! Perfect timing or what!
I used the new cooks dies, the pizza die, cake die, chicken drumstick pirates shirt & Indians head dress for his kerchief. The ginham paper was from my stock.
Hope you like it.

Teresa x

Bella The Brave!

Poor baby, Bella had to have her wound cleaned out. The vet found a tiny flower seed head in there, which was why it was not healing! My brave little soldier is home now, none the worse for her ordeal. Got to take her back for a check up on Friday - will definately be getting pet insurance for her now! She's been running around as though nothing was wrong since she came home, although at the moment she's having a kitty nap.

Teresa x

Tuesday, 30 September 2008

Poor Bella

Have not long been back from the Vets. Had to take Bella Blue for her 2nd set of injections this afternoon, but have have had to postpone them as we have to take her in tomorrow for an operation on her paw.
I took her in on Thursday as she had a small lump on her paw. The vet said she had an abscess & gave us some antibiotics for it. He said they would check it when we came in for her jabs, however the vet wasn't happy today as it doesn't appear to be healing. We now have to take her in at 8.30 am for them to knock her out to clean out the wound & see what she has in it!!! Poor baby! She doesn't seem bothered by it all & is still racing around & jumping onto everything.
Will let you know how we get on tomorrow.


Monday, 29 September 2008

My First Post!

My Parents Birthdays

Exploding Box created for Dad, using Quickutz tool dies & brought tools  assorted card & mirror board. Quite pleased as this was my first attempt of making one after the class with Wendy Horrod.

 The card I made for Dad using Jolly Nation decoupage paper.

 Exploding box made for Mum, using Quickutz dies & Prima flowers

 The birthday cake was made by one of the cooks at work.
        Think he did a really good job, as he only had 2 weeks notice to make it!

   Their birthdays are the day after each other and it gets harder each year as to what cards to make for them. Didn't put the card I made for Mum on as not that pleased with it.