Saturday, 29 March 2014

Tonight it's Bottoms Up!

Morning, it's a beautiful one here & the sun is shining woohoo!  I've nothing exciting planned though, just catching up on the washing lol!  Having an early Mother's Day get together as well, looking forward to that later.

It's time for a new challenge at Sweet Stampin, this week we want you to use the theme of transport on your cards, 3d items, scrapbook layouts, anything you like making as long as you stamp on it.  We're sponsored by the fabulous Crafty Devils. As you might have seen, I set myself the (slightly silly) task of making 100 cards in 48 days, well this is #25 when really it should have been #39 so yes, I am behind!


I'm loving this card...except for the stars.  As soon as I'd stamped them, I wished I hadn't, ah well...live & learn!

Stamps by Stampin' Up & Hero Arts

A challenge or 2:

Addicted to CAS - Wheels
Challenges 4 Everybody - Anything Goes
Charisma - CAS
Crafty Catz - Anything Goes
Crafty Girls - Anything Goes
Paper Crafting Journey - Anything Goes
Pattie's Creations - Anything Goes
Sister Act - Anything Goes

Have a great weekend,

Sunday, 9 March 2014

Better bring the big guns!

I'm setting myself a challenge as I have an event coming up.  I hope making it official here will generate some encouragement & motivation as well as keeping me accountable!

So as of today ( 9th March ) I have 48 days & I'm aiming for 100 cards in that time, think it's do-able lol?!

Here's #1


Stamp by Verve
Spots by SU
Card from my Scrap Box
Sentiment by Craftwork Cards
Punches by who knows lol!

As I'm here, I'd like to enter a few challenges:

ABC Challenges - G for Girls
Challenges 4 Everybody 39 - Anything Goes 4th April
Crafts Galore - Use a Stamp or Digi
That Craft Place - Anything Goes

Thanks for dropping by,

Abi xx

Tuesday, 4 March 2014

I don't want to go sober...

It's been a day full of housework so far & all work & no play makes Jack a dull boy!  I put this card together at the weekend after seeing the Sketch Saturday sketch on my friend Lesley's blog.  Opinion is divided in my house on the colour scheme, it's Stampin' Up's Pool Party & Cherry Cobbler, not something I would ordinarily put together but I like to venture out of the comfort zone occasionally.


I'd love to enter it into the following challenges please:

Challenges 4 Everybody - Anything Goes 4th April
Papertake Weekly - Anything Goes
Pink Elephant 240 - Birthday
Sketch Saturday - Sketch

Thanks for dropping by, hopefully I'll get time for some comments today too.

Saturday, 1 March 2014

Summer sky dripping rhinestones..

Well it looks like 2 weekly could become my new posting schedule lol!  I dropped in to let you know about the new challenge at Sweet Stampin' this week, we're after seeing something CUTE on your creations.

This I made while my little cherub was out & when she came home she did that 'awww' noise & said 'That's so cute!'  Yeah, mission accomplished!  Although to be fair she has a vested interest in this card, she did the colouring.  She loves being creative but lately has been happier colouring & leaving me to create the actual cards.

Collectively we used a LOTV image 'Pom Pom' & I'm pleased to say also used some stash I've had for a very long time!  Those metal letters came from Lakeland & we know how long it is since they stopped selling craft stuff!


Time for a few challenges:

4 Krafty Girlz - Anything Goes
Love to Create - Anything Goes
Papertake Weekly - Great Sketch
Pink Elephant - Use Pink
Sister Act - Anything Goes

Have a great weekend, thanks for dropping by xx

Saturday, 15 February 2014

My life is so lavish

Woohoo, I've finally managed to get a post up on time!  Maybe there's something to all this time balancing after all or maybe it's because I've been spending less time on my pc & more time making cards!  Either way I am impressed with myself & this card, it's for the new challenge at Sweet Stampin' which this week is a fabulous sketch, I love a good sketch & I've used this one at least 3 times this week already!

We're sponsored by Cuddly Buddly & Quixotic Paperie, yay-super goodies for you!


Rubbish photo but I am on time!!  Now I must get back to my housework..my wee cherub is staying at her Aunties for the weekend & I have a list of stuff to get through, including some crafting time of course!

4 krafty girlz challenges - Anything Goes
Brown Sugar - Die Cut or Punch
Creative Knockouts - Spots & Dots
Milk coffee - Girly
Sister Act - Anything Goes

Have a great weekend & thanks for dropping by xx

Friday, 14 February 2014

I shaved my legs, I paid my money...

Well it's not like me to say this but...Roll on Summer!  I am so darned cold today, you know those days when you're just chilled to the bone & the only thing that's going to warm you properly is a hot bath & bed!  

So we thought we'd try & encourage the weather along this month at Christmas at Sweet Stampin' with a TROPICAL CHRISTMAS theme.  Definitely a challenge for me but the team have made amazing cards so pop over & check them out.  We're sponsored by the fabulous Hobby House with a £10 voucher to give away.


I'd like to participate in the following challenges too:

Brown Sugar - Die Cut or Punch
Craftitude - Anything Goes or Love/Valentines
Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas - Die Cut or Punch (I did both!)
Crafty Hazelnuts Christmas Extra - Anything Goes
Crafty Hazelnuts Patterned Paper - Patterned Paper.
Sister Act - Anything Goes

Thanks for popping by x

Saturday, 18 January 2014

Gotten too far off the map

Hey look how quick November turns to January lol!  Crafting & blogging took a back seat last year & I'm aiming to get it back a little this year. That said I also want to spend less time on the computer so quite how those will balance is anyone's guess.  Maybe I will just become more efficient at doing what I want in a shorter time span.......

Ok those of you that know me, stop laughing!  I want to tell you all about the new challenge at Sweet Stampin' where we want to see your favourite style on your projects.  My favourite style is clean but not always too simple, I don't mind a layers but definitely clean.


We're sponsored by Cuddly Buddly & Stix2 so why don't you pop across & join in with your favourite style?

I'd also love to join in with the following challenges:

Brown Sugar - Anything Goes
Fussy & Fancy - Monochromatic
Keep it Simple - Text
Papertake Weekly - New Year, New Stash (Ink & paper both new)
Sister Act card challenge - Anything Goes
Stampin' for the Weekend - Happy Birthday

Have a great week ahead x

Friday, 15 November 2013

Every storm runs out of rain

Hey folks, clearly my posting is still sporadic!  But one of my favourite themes ever is WoW (aka White on White), it scared the pants off me initially but has definitely grown on me!  Lucky really because it's the current theme over at Christmas at Sweet Stampin' & this is what I conjured up:


The die cut is one called Topiary but to me it looked really like a holly bush so I glittered it up, added a couple of swiss dots embossed panels, some long rectangle nesties & a greeting...job done & I was really happy with it.  Can't say the same for my photography skills but hey ho!

It's been a while but I'm going to dip my toe in to the world of challenges again:

Inkspirational Challenges - White on White
Sister Act Card Challenge - Anything Goes

See I told you it was only the dip of a toe lol but if you're better at this than I am come & join us with a white on white card.  Meantime have a great weekend xx



Saturday, 26 October 2013

Twist & Shout

Morning!  Yes it really is me so now pick yourself up off the floor & I hope you didn't fall on anything sharp!  I'm here to let you know about the new challenge at Sweet Stampin' where we're really getting in to the Autumn spirit with a wood, trees or leaves theme.

I've a CAS card for you today & I love it!  I just wish it would photograph better but that's the perils of Winter photography in the UK!


We have fabulous sponsors in the form of Hobbycutz & The Ribbon Girl so why not head over & join in? Can't wait to see you!  Have a great weekend.

Tuesday, 3 September 2013

Let's go crazy, crazy, crazy!

Wow, it has been a long time since I've blogged!!  Life has been incredibly busy & my philosophy with blogging has always been it fits in to my life, not my life in to blogging lol!  Mojo has also been on an extended vacation along with his friends Inspiration & Time ;-)  I've sat there & looked at my stash with absolutely no idea what to do with it! Anyway, with a bit of luck there may be 1 or 2 folk who vaguely remember me & come back to say Hi...

So I'm here this morning (3 days late!) to share the card I made for this week's Sweet Stampin' challenge where our theme is Spots & Stripes..nice & simple for you!  We're sponsored by The Ribbon Girl & SKdigis


Lovely Sonia at SKdigis provided the team with some of her fab images so do pop over & see what the rest of the team have done, here's mine:


I used the sketch from last week's Papertake Weekly challenge but felt really poorly last night so missed the end of the challenge :-( but as it's Anything goes this week I get to enter that instead :-)

I've also sneaked in to the following challenges:

Creative Card Crew - Things with Wings
Oldie but a Goodie - Spots & Stripes (Old stash is my paper, have so much of it this is at least a year old!)
Papertake Weekly - Anything Goes (Used last week's fab sketch!)
SKdigi's Linking Party - Anything Goes (with SKdigi image)

Thanks to those of you popping by, much appreciated & I will endeavour to do a little blog hopping in the next day or 2.  Have a great day x

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