Saturday, 18 July 2009

Whiff Of Joy Pre Order Your Fall Stamp kit NOW

Whiff of Joy have the new Fall Kit on pre order available from 17th July to 7th August, the cost is 26 euros or approxiamtely 36 US dollars. For that you will receive 5 main character stamps, 3 large accessory stamps and 6 sentiments (in english). Pop over to the Whiff of Joy shop site and order your NOW.

All to celebrate the release of the stamp sets Katharina Frei is giving away 2 complete sets as blog candy which you can find on her blog. (Click on her name to go there). Candy is open until 26th July 2009.

Friday, 17 July 2009

Stamptacular Sunday Challenge

Over at Stamptacular Sunday Challenge they have a lovely sketch to follow and as I had a card to make for my niece's birthday I thought it was a good idea to play along. The DT girls have made some lovely cards and just for a change I have decorated the inside aswell.


  • 6" square card - Craft Superstore
  • Designer Paper - K&Co 'Sparkly Sweet'
  • Mats & Layers - Paper Mill
  • Image - Sugar Nellie 'Daisy'
  • Sentiment & Verse - Computer generated
  • Medium - Promarkers
  • Lace & Charm - Local hardware store
  • Flower & Gems - From stash
  • Punch - Craft & Emboss 'Grass'

Thanks for looking & have a great evening.

Thursday, 16 July 2009

Friday Sketchers & Passion For Promarkers Challenge

Over at Passion For Promarkers they have the challenge of the colours 'Ruby & Gold' aswell as adding 'Gems or Jewels'. The only papers I had that were those colours were Christmas leftovers from last year and then the stamp problem and this was the only stamp that would fit the colours (not alot to colour though on this stamp). I have used this nice easy sketch from Friday Sketchers to create my card but I have rotated it. Please ignore the glue marks at the top and bottom of my photo, it just has not dried and I didn't have time to wait until it had.
Promarkers used:-
Gold - waistcoat, hat, scarf
Ruby - hat, scarf, berries
Bright Orange - Carrot nose's
Warm Grey 3 - nose & button's
Ivory - Snowmen & snowballs
Holly - holly
  • 6" square card blank - Craft Superstore
  • Designer Papers - Papermania
  • Mat - Gold Miri Card
  • Image - Snowman Anita's, Holly Personal Impressions
  • Medium - Promarkers
  • Gems - Anita's Gem Wheel
  • Sentiment & Snowflakes - Papermania freebies.

Thanks for looking.

Tuesday, 14 July 2009

Simon Says Stamp & Kaboodle Doodles Challenges


Good evening all, hopefully I have made this card just in time to be entered into the Simon Says Stamp Challenge which is 'paper piecing' and I have used the 'buttons & ribbons' as required for Kaboodle Doodles Challenge. This is my first time playing along at both of these challenges but it certainly won't be my last. All the papers that I haved are downloaded from Kaboodle. I have left the space on the right hand side for a sentiment but as I don't know who or what I shall use this card for I have left ti off.


  • 6" square card - Craft Superstore
  • Designer Papers - Kaboodle Download
  • Stamp - unknown make or name ebay bargain
  • Ribbon - Papermania
  • Lace - Local Hardware store
  • Button - From Stash

Thanks for looking.

Kim xXx

Carol's Sketch Fun, Cute Card Thursday, Stamp Something, One Stop Crafts, Our Creative Corner, Penny Black Saturday & Creative Inspirations Challenges

I really am struggling with pain at the moment so unable to sit up and craft for long periods at a time and therefore missing out on challenges so today I made one card and managed to fit it into seven challenges. Here is how my fits:-
Carol's Sketch Fun - Sketch
Cute Card Thursday - Thank You Miss
Stamp Something - Colours Pink, Green & Yellow
One Stop Crafts - Furry Things - Cat
Our Creative Corner - Pets - Cat
Penny Black Saturday - Swirls - On backing & Embossing
Creative Inspirations - Something Old/Something New - Old Penny Black Stamp 2001 issue - New With Love Embossing Folder

That looks like I have them all covered so without further ado here is the sketch and my card.


  • A5 Card Blank - Craft Superstore
  • Designer Paper - Daisy & Dandelion 'Picnic Patch'
  • Mats & Layers - Paper Mill Shop
  • Image - Penny Black 'Bee Costume 2001'
  • Sentiment - Unknown
  • Medium - Promarkers
  • Embossing - Cuttlebug 'Dvine Swirls' & 'With Love'
  • Punch - Small & Midi 'Daisy'
  • Glitter - Craftwork

Thank you for looking.

Kim xXx

Saturday, 11 July 2009

The Sugar Bowl Challenge

Today I have made a card for The Sugar Bowl Challenge, I have never taken part in this challenge before as I only recently purchased my first four Sugar Nellie's. I have to say I am in love with them already and the stamp I used today has to be my favourite at the moment anyway!! The sketch by Judy was a real pleasure to work with and I am sure I will use it again.

I have coloured 'Daisy' with my promarkers and I have added 'Diamond Stickles' for the sparkle element of the challenge to all the flowers of the image aswell as to the button and the flower gems at the bottom of the card (unfortunately they are not easily seen in the photo apart from on the button).


  • 6" square card blank - craft superstore
  • Designer Paper - K & Co 'Sparkley Sweet'
  • Mats & Layers - Paper Mill
  • Image - Sugar Nellie 'Daisy'
  • Sentiment - Papermania
  • Medium - Promarkers
  • Sparkle - Stickles 'Diamond'
  • Flowers - Won in a blog candy
  • Pearls & Such - Ebay
  • Button & DMC Thread - From Stash

Thanks for looking and have a great evening.

Kim xXx

Friday, 10 July 2009

99 Things I've Done Blog Candy

Over on Sue's Krafty Kards blog she is celebrating having been blogging for 2 years now with a blog candy giveaway with a difference. As the title suggest you have to tick off the number of items you have done in your lifetime from Sue's '99 things list'.

1. Started your own blog
2. Slept under the stars (in a tent does that count)
3. Played in a band
4. Visited Hawaii
5. Watched a meteor shower
6. Given more than you can afford to charity
7. Been to Disneyland/world/Disneyland Paris (all three several times)
8. Climbed a mountain
9. Held a praying mantis
10. Sang a solo
11. Bungee jumped
12. Visited Paris
13. Watched a lightning storm at sea
14. Taught yourself an art from scratch
15. Adopted a child (my step son's)
16. Had food poisoning
17. Walked to the top of the Statue of Liberty
18. Grown your own vegetables
19. Seen the Mona Lisa in France
20. Slept on an overnight train
21. Had a pillow fight
22. Hitch hiked
23. Taken a sick day when you’re not ill
24. Made a Snow Angle
25. Held a lamb
26. Gone skinny dipping
27. Run a Marathon
28. Ridden in a gondola in Venice
29. Seen a total eclipse
30. Watched a sunrise or sunset
31. Stood in the rim of the Grand Canyon
32. Been on a cruise
33. Seen Niagara Falls in person
34. Visited the birthplace of your ancestors
35. Seen an erupting volcano in person.
36. Taught yourself a new language
37. Had enough money to be truly satisfied
38. Seen the Leaning Tower of Pisa in person
39. Gone rock climbing
40. Seen Michelangelo’s David
41. Sung karaoke
42. Seen Old Faithful geyser erupt
43. Bought a stranger a meal at a restaurant
44. Visited Africa
45. Walked on a beach by moonlight
46. Been transported in an ambulance (too many times)
47. Had your portrait painted
48. Gone deep sea fishing
49. Seen the Sistine Chapel in person
50. Been to the top of the Eiffel Tower in Paris
51. Gone scuba diving or snorkelling (my husband would kill me if I didn't tick one off as teaching scuba is his job lol)
52. Kissed in the rain
53. Played in the mud
54. Gone to a drive-in theatre
55. Been in a movie
56. Visited the Great Wall of China
57. Started a business
58. Taken a martial arts class (back in the days when my legs worked lol)
59. Visited Russia
60. Served at a soup kitchen
61. Sold Cookies for charity
62. Gone whale watching
63. Been given flowers for no reason
64. Donated blood, platelets or plasma (prior to my accident)
65. Gone sky diving
66. Visited a Nazi Concentration Camp
67. Bounced a check
68. Flown in a helicopter
69. Saved a favourite childhood toy (still have my first teddy)
70. Visited Buckinham Palace
71. Eaten Caviar
72. Pieced a quilt or blanket
73. Stood in Times Square
74. Toured the Everglades
75. Been fired from a job
76. Seen the Changing of the Guards in London (my son is a Queens Guard!!!)
77. Broken a bone (several)
78. Been on a speeding motorcycle
79. Been to the top of the Empier State Building
80. Published a book
81. Visited the Vatican
82. Bought a brand new car
83. Walked in Jerusalem
84. Had your picture in the newspaper
85. Read the entire Bible
86. Visited the White House
87. Killed and prepared an animal for eating
88. Had chickenpox (twice)
89. Saved someone’s life (resusitated a lady whilst on holiday in Greece when I was only 18)
90. Sat on a jury
91. Met someone famous
92. Joined a book club
93. Lost a loved one
94. Had a baby
95. Seen the Alamo in person
96. Swam in the Great Salt Lake
97. Been involved in a law suit (Custody battle for my two step sons)
98. Owned a cell phone
99. Been stung by a bee

42 out of 99.
Not bad but not as good as Sue's score.
Here is what you could win so hop on over to Sue's blog and have a look.

HOT NEWS $1,000 Can Be Won Over At The Cuttlebug Spot.....

The Cuttlebug Spot is having a contest for one person to win $1,000. It is called the "The Journey to 1,000". They are trying to reach 1,000 followers by the end of July and need your help. To enter all you have to do is go to their site, sign up as follower and complete a few easy steps and you could win a $1,000 gift certificate to Custom Crops (! GO NOW and check it out at
Why are you still here hurry........

Tuesday, 7 July 2009

Passion For Promarkers Challenge

This week over at Passion For Promarkers there is a great sketch to go with the colours of 'cornflower blue and cocoa'. The Design Team have come up with some really beautiful designs again.
Each week the design team have been giving us weekly tutorials on how to do different things with our pens. I have been following these week by week because I did not have a clue about building the different colours up or shading and I think I am gradually learning. This week I spent time following the tutorials as I coloured the jumper and trousers of my image and I am really pleased with how it turned out, however you cannot really see the shading in the photo. I have taken several photo's but to no avail.
The promarkers I have used are as follows:-
Mug - Apple
Face - Ivory, Blossom & Blush
Clothing - Cinnamon, Cocoa, Blue Pearl & Cornflower
Hair - Cinnamon, cocoa, henna, burnt umber & burnt sienna.


  • 6" square card blank - Craft Superstore
  • Designer paper - DCWV 'Butterflies & Blossoms'
  • Blue cardstock - Paper Mill
  • Image - Sugar Nellie 'Hug in a mug'
  • Ink - Memento 'black & cocoa'
  • Sentiment - Papermania 'Signature Range'
  • Die - Nestie 'Classic Ovals'
  • Embossing - Cuttlebug 'Leafy Branch'
  • Punch - Xcut small & midi 'Daisy'
  • Brads, charm & gem - From stash.
Thank you for looking at my card.
Kim xXx