Wednesday, 30 December 2009

Wednesday 30th December 2009

Well girls, its Wednesday 30th December 2009, another year is rapidly approaching an end, what will 2010 bring?

I must apoligise for my lack of blogging in the last month, I just have not had the time to get on here as often as I would like to have, I will be back in January raring to go, looking forward to the upcoming challenges at Stamping for the Weekend, we have some great things coming in the new year, and may I take this chance to say a huge thank you to every onw who entered our DT Call, and a huge well done to the new DT members, i am looking forward to working with you and getting to know you a lot better.

I would also like to say a huge thank you to each and everyone of you who read my blog and take the time to cooment, it is greatly appreciaited.

Anyway better move and see what my little boys are upto, I don't think I'll get a chance to get on tomorrow so I just want to finish off by wishing each and every one of you out there in blog land a Very Happy New Year xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Friday, 11 December 2009

Stampin For The Weekend

Finally I make it back into blog land, what with Swine Flu, christmas cards, shopping, school concerts and all the other christmas activiteis that are on at the mement, I think I can finally see some light at the end of the tunnel, YIPPEE.

Todays card is my DT card for this weeks challenge over at stampin for the weekend, girls I got to say its great to be back joining you all again. This week we were given CHRISTMAS with a BLUE & BROWN colour theme, made me scratch my head i can tell you, so after several failed attempts came up with this.

Images - WHiff of Joy Winter Kit(I love these two put together)

Coloured with - Promarkers

Sentiment - Whiff of Joy Winter Kit(Again)

Snowflake - Cuttlebug and cuttle die

Cardstock - Local craft shop(The craft hoose)

Please visit the challenge blog over at Stampin for the weekend to see the other DT creations, they are fantastic, we are lucky enough to be joined this week by the super GDT's KIM YU and TANJA, thank you for your creations girls they are fantastic.

We are lucky enough to be sponsored again this week by Heidi from the super SIMON SAYS STAMP, shes offereing the winner $25 vouvher, so come on girlies what are we waiting for, lets see your creations
Fiona xxx

Tuesday, 1 December 2009


Just a quick heads up girls ,we are looking for some new DT members to join our happy band of crafters, so if you are intrested get yourself over to STAMPIN FOR THE WEEKEND from 12 noon today(Tuesday 1st December) and have a go, I am so looking forward to seeing what you can come up with.
Good luck and Happy crafting.
Fiona xxxx

Wednesday, 18 November 2009

Sorry for absence

Morning Ladies,

Just a quick post to apoligise for my absence again, but my yougest son and myself have been poorly and yesterday we had it confirmed that he has swine flu, so I'm not going to be around for a week or so, until we are both fully over it and fitting fit again.

I will still be looking around at all your fab blogs whenever I can sneak a few minutes peace and quiet.


Fiona xxx

Friday, 30 October 2009

Friday means It's Stampin For The Weekend time

Happy Halloween girls, hope you are have a spookatular time tomorrow.

This week over at stamping for the weekend we were given a colour combo

and a choice of song titles to work with

Girls on Film - Duran Duran
Dirty Laundry - Don Henley
Girls Just Wanna Have Fun - Cyndi Lauper

so I think you might have guessed now that we are heading Back To the 80's.

We are lucky enough to be sponsored this week by Peachy Keen Stamps

and the lucky winner will receive a $25.oo shopping voucher, mmm I wonder how I can win, oh yeah thats right I'm not allowed to.

We have THREE Guest Designers this week.
Aunty Sue's second week with us was postponed until now, and then we have two lovely ladies Lil Sis (a.k.a. Becky) and Gry-Heidi so please pay their blogs and visit and leave them a comment in appreciation of their hard work.

Used to Make this card were
Image - Camera from High Hopes Stamps
Manga Girl from Sugar Nellie
Coloured with - Copics
DP - Bearly Mine Designer Vol III
Also used cuttlebug, cuttlebug ties, and a whispers marker for the faux stitching.
I feel I've been a bad blogger these last couple of weeks as we've had the tattie holidays and had so many things on, that I've just not been around as much as I would like, hopefully normal service will be resumed soon.
Anyway I'm looking forward to visiting all your blogs this week and seeing what creations you come up with
Halloween Hugs
Fiona xxx

Friday, 23 October 2009

It's time for Stamping For The Weekend again...

Oh me, I can hardly believe it's Friday again and the last day of the tattie holidays up here in the north east of Scotland, and its time for a new challenge over at Stamping For The Weekend, and this week we want to see your Fangtastic creations for Halloween.

This week we are lucky enough to be sponsored by the fab Donna from Bearly mine Designs and she is offering you the chance to win a copy of her latest CD Designer Extreme Vol. III, and i know you'll love this disc cause I do.

We were lucky enough to have three fab guest designers this week, Donna, Lil Sis and Tracy, so please try and pop over to their blogs and leave them a wee message, I know they'd really appreciate it.

So I suppose I should share my creation now, well here it is.....

Used to make this card were

Image - Halloween Collection 2008 from Sugar NEllie
Coloured with - Copics
Papers - From Bearly mine designer extreme volume III,
Card - From stash

Also used were Cuttlebug, and alphabet Dies, and a woodware tag punch, inkessentials white pen.

Right I think thats it for now, off to tackle some of the coming challenges and do some housework before my mum comes for a few days and we head south to Glasgow to the SECC hobbycraft fair and spend some dosh on new goodies.

Have a fab weekend, and I'm looking forward to seeing your creations.
Fiona xx

Friday, 9 October 2009

We're Back !!!! at Stampin For The Weekend

YIPPEE YIPPEE- We are back and off to a fantastic start over at Stampin for the Weekend. We had to take a couple of weeks off for some personal reasons, but are now back with a fabulous challenge.
I can't believe that Summer is over and the colder, windy days of Autumn are upon us, although I do love the colours of the trees,and Kimmi has eased us into the swing of things again with a fantastic colour combo this week.

Now don't those colours just say Autumn to you.

Once again we have the fabulous Simon Says Stamp supporting us today with a $25 spending spree!!

We all lucky enough to have two very talented guest designers this week. Sue and Jerusha. Please hop over to their blogs and have a peek, they have designed some fab cards for this week.

Used to Make this card were

Image - Autumn Kit from Sugar Nellie,

Coloured with - Copics

Sentiment - Whiff of Joy

Card - Bazzil Bling

DP - Bits Box ( can't remember where it originally came from)

Also Used were MS Border Punch, several different sizes of daisy punch, L em branch punch, bling from stash box.

Anyway better go get some bits n bobs finished off.

Thanks for Looking

Fiona xx

Thursday, 8 October 2009

Sketch Saturday #71

I loved this sketch the minute I saw it and just and to make a card with it this week, am trying to push my way through with the christmas cards, and seem to be getting there slowly!!!

The sketch I have used is from Sketch Saturday, and the stamp is from the new Home Grown collection of christmas country cousins over at Sugar Nellie(Funky Kits Online), just had to ink them all up and get them coloured.

Used to make this card

Image - Angel Wishes from Sugar Nellie
Coloured with - Copics
DP - Wonderful Winter from My Minds Eye
Sentiment - Creative Expressions
Card and Ink - Sage Shadow from Stampin up
Ribbon - Local Craft Shop

Also used - Nestabilities, Cuttlebug, MS Border Punch, EK Photo Corner Punch and some Stickles.

Thanks for Looking,

Fiona xx

Wednesday, 7 October 2009

A Spoonful of Sugar #72

I am a fan of Halloween, always have been and even more so the boys are old enough to celebrate it too, so when the challenge at A Spoonful of Sugar was Halloween this week I just had to play along,

Used to Make This Card

Image - Little Witch from Sugar Nellie
Coloured with - Promarkers
Backing Stamps - Bo Bunny
Sentiment - Lizzie Anne Designs
DP - Doodlebug Designs
Card - Stash (Paper Mill I Think)
Hope you like it, and thanks for looking

Fiona xx

Tuesday, 6 October 2009


Quick post this afternoon, so much to do today and nowhere near enough time, but want to get this posted before I head out tonight, I loved this weeks sketch over at TRULY SCRUMPTIOUS and had to give it a bash, and as usual and running towards the end of the challenge again!!!

Used to make this card

Image - Skating Henry from Whiff of Joy
Coloured - Promarkers
DP - Dovecraft Winter Wonderland
Card - Local Paper Factory
Sentiment - Creative Expressions

Also used Stickles, Bling, Pearls and Spray n Sparkle silver from Crafters Companion.

Thanks for looking, must dash.

Fiona xx

Friday, 2 October 2009

Manga Christmas

I thought as Stampin for the weekend doesn't resume normal service until next Friday, yes girls Friday 9th October, we are back with all guns blazing next Friday mark your calenders and diaries and be sure to join in again, it'll be great to see you all back taking part in the challenges, that I'd share this card with you,

It all came about after a visit to a friend whois also a crafter and she was having problems getting her measurements to work out, so all the way home in the car it was playing in the back of my mind, so that evening I put the boys to bed and this is what I came up with, worked it all out by myself, (never thought of actually looking on line for the measurements until hubby said why didn't you just search for it) ah well it worked and I had fun.

Used to make this card were

Card - Local Papermill factory outlet
DP - DCWV Christmas Wishes
Images - Manga Christmas characters from Sugar Nellie.
Coloured with -Promarkers
Also used, Cricut, Ribbon and Stickles.
Hope you like, I was rather chuffed with the finished card.

Fiona xx

Wednesday, 30 September 2009

Whiff of Joy - Winter Stamp Kit

Yes Girls, its that time again the new winter kit by Elisabeth Belle for Whiff of Joy is now available for pre-order, you can place your order now until 23rd October, this kit contains about 10 stamps, I've placed my order, can't wait for it to land.

Monday, 28 September 2009

An Award,

Thank you so much Heike for chooseing me as one of the five to receive this lovely award!!
Here are the rules... One of the conditions of accepting this lovely Award is to give away five things about yourself, and then pass it onto five lovely people.
Here goes,
1. I love crafting, all sorts I have tried many different ones over the years.
2. I grew up on a farm, and have a love of all animals.
3. I love science fiction.
4. I have some of the best friends around.
5. I have two adorable little boys who are my world.
Now to pass this onto 5 lovely people,
Girls enjoy your award they are well deserved.

Saturday, 26 September 2009

Spoonful Of Sugar Challenge 70

Well it's Saturday and the sun is shining in sunny Scotland today, and I am finally back with a card, yippeee. Todays card is using the sketch over at A Spoonful of Sugar this week,

Used To make this card

Image - Miss Clause from Sugar Nellie
Coloured with - Promarkers
DP - Rose tinted Christmas Pad from DCWV
Card - from Stash
Sentiment - Stampin Up

Also used papermania snowflake punches, and stickles for the sparkle.

Hope you like it and thanks for looking.

Fiona xxx

Friday, 25 September 2009

Friday already where has the time gone

Girls, I can't believe I've not blogged in over a week, oh me thats just not good enough, been hectic here, too many things going on and not enough time, not crafted much this week either.
Adam has just come back from his belt test at TaeKwanDo and has been promoted to 7th Kup, yellow belt with green stripe, he really enjoys it and seems to be quite good at it, so hopefully it's something he can keep up when he's solder.
Right off to colour in some images and try and put this card together.
Fiona xx

Wednesday, 16 September 2009

Manga Christmas

The much eagerly awaitied Manga Christmas images are now available over at Funky Kits, go get them girls, I ordered mine this morning and they are already dispatched and winging their way towards me as I speak, thankfully no postal strike here in Scotland so hopeful they will be with me tomorrow.

Nothing much happening with us at the moment, Errol started painting our en suite so mayhem reigns again. LOL, but I know it'll be worth it in the end.

Monday, 14 September 2009

New Promarkers COlours

Yippeee, Mr Posties just been and delivered all the new promarker colours, they are fab, and fantastic service from The Secret Crafter.

Friday, 11 September 2009

Stamping For The Weekend Challenge 15

Another week already, this week has disappeared before my eyes, jury duty and our bedrrom getting decorated and new carpets all in one week has taken its toll on my crafting, ah well it's over and done with now, all bar the final tidy up.

This week over at Stamping For The Weekend, we were given a sketch to play with by the fabtastic Donna, great sketch, although did have a couple of attempts before finally settling on this weeks card....
We also have two guest designers with us this week, Lorraine and Lisa, so please pop over and pay their blogs a visit.
This Weeks challenge is sponsored by

Heidi is kindly offering the Winner a $25 gift certificate, thanks Heidi.

Heres the sketch we were given,

Heres My Card

The Front

The Centre

Close Up Of Image

Used to Make This Card were
Image - Mr & Mrs from Sugar Nellie @ Funky Kits
Coloured with - Copics
DP - DCWV Wedding Stack
Sentiment - WOJ

Prima Flowers were coloured with Copics to match the image
Gems, Ribbons - From Stash
Also used my cuttlebug, nestabilities and MS Border Punch.
Thanks for looking and please come join us at Stamping For the Weekend.
Fiona xx

Friday, 4 September 2009

Stampin FOr The Weekend Wk 14

Well Ladies, I know I'm a bit late in posting this but better late than never, it's been one of those days today, never mind, once I've done this I'm off to chill in the bath and have an early night.

Today is Challenge 14 over at Stampin for the Weekend, and the first challenge for the new DT and that includes ME!!!!!!, we also have a couple of fantastic guest designers this week too, Carlie and Lorraine, this week we had to use a colour combo, which I have to say at first I was thinking, "Oh No" but once I got down to it, actually loved the way the colours worked together, what are the colours I hear you ask, well here they are

Orange, Teal and Pink

This weeks challenge is also sponsored by the very kind and fantastic

Right I guess it's time to show you all my card for this weeks challenge, I hope you like it..

Used to make this Card were..

Image - Anya from The greeting Farm

Coloured - Copics

DP - K & Co

Sentiment - Clare Curds Signature Range

Also used flowers, brads and gems from my stash,

Cuttlebug, Nestabiliteis, MS Border Punch and a sizzex flourish die.

Thanks for looking girls and don't foget to check out all the other Dt cards they have all been working hard and come up with some fantastic cards for you all.

Fiona xx

Wednesday, 2 September 2009

SFTW Week 13

Evening Ladies, Well I've made a card or two over the last few days, still not feeling 100% but a lot better than I was, well anything would be an improvement to be honest.

This card is for this weeks challenge over at Stampin for The Weekend, which is anything connected to babies, so I found this stamp I've had for ages and never inked up, so it was begging to be used, this is what I came up with......

Image - Baby Rocker from Stampendous
DP - Nursery Boys Stack from DCWV
Cherish Sentiment - Polly craft
Ink - Stampin up

Also used Tim Holtz distressing inks, cuttlebug, cuttle alphabet dies and cropodile.

Thanks For Looking

Fiona xx

Thursday, 27 August 2009

Hi Ladies,
I am still here, just not had much chance to blog lately, i have a few cards to share but at the moment with DH being back from work, the kids being back to school and after school activities I don't seem to be able to grab 5 minutes to myself, added to that yesterday I started to feel ill, got a sore throat, it hurts when I swollow, then today got a headache, and sore eyes to go with the sore throat, never mind I've had a real do nothing day today, hopefully be back blogging soon.
Don't forget to pop over to Stamping for The Weekend tomorrow for a new challenge, this ones great, I've got a card ready for this challenge, even though I don't offically start on the DT until 4th September, looking forward to getting on with the challenges, believe me they are fab, you are going to love them
Take Care
Fiona xx

Monday, 24 August 2009

Sugar Nellie Autumn Kit

Just popped over to funky kits to have a lookie, and found that the Autumn Homegrown Kit is now available at £23.99, get yours now before it sells out, cause it's fab.

Fiona xx

Saturday, 22 August 2009

The Sugar Bowl #17

It's been a few weeks since I have managed to join in with the challenges at the sugar bowl, so thought it was about time I took part again, this weeks it's a sketch by the very talented Judy, and it's a fab one, I have loved playing with this sketch, theres also the added extra of being asked to throw all our prima flowers out for the week and make out own flowers, which I have done for a change.

Heres what I have come up with.....

USed to make this card

Image - Manga Girl by Sugar Nellie
Coloured with - Copics
DP - Scraps left over from DCWV Sweet Stack
Card - DCWV Jewel Stack
Gems - from stash

Also used were my cuttlebug, nestabiliteis, various daisy punches and my ever faithful L em branch punch.

Thanks for looking, hope you like it,

Fiona xx

Friday, 21 August 2009

Passion for Promarkers 13

Well it's Friday again, the nights are drawing in as my mother would say, not that I'm complaining I love Autumn, all the colours and the long dark evenings, p[erfect for crafting in front of the fire.

Todays card I have made for the Passion for Promarkers challenge, which this week is to use Prussian and Pumpkin, well that automatically made me think of Halloween, and was amazed when on Tuesday they asked us to use halloween theme too, something a little spooky going on there, anyway heres my card......

Used to make this card

Image - Halloween Collection 2008 from Sugar Nellie
Coloured with - Promarkers
BP - Crafters Companion Occasions CD
Sentiment - Made on PC
Ribbon and cardstock from stack
Also used my nestabiliteis and Cuttlebug and some stickles for a little sparkle.
Thanks for looking, hope you like it.

Fiona xx

Thursday, 20 August 2009

Friday Sketchers

Just a quick post tonight, as i am shattered, even had a kip on the sofa this afternoon. This card has been made using the sketch over at Friday Sketchers, as usual only just making it by the skin of my teeth, lol.

Used to make this card

Image - SCACD image by Elisabeth Belle
Coloured with - Copics
DP - DCWV Citrus Stack
Card - Bazzil Bling
Sentiment - Cuddly Buddly
Ribbon, Gems from stash

Also used my Cuttlebug, Nestabilities, Daisy punches, Martha Stewart border punch, L Em Branch Punch and Tim Holtz Distress inks.

Thanks for looking

Fiona xx

Tuesday, 18 August 2009

My Baby Has Started School

Can't believe it, my baby has started school, no tears today from either of us, he strolled off with his teacher(who is fab I have to say), as he did he turned round and waved and shouter bye mum see you in a wee whilie.
Heres a piccie of him before we left this morning.....

And yes is wants to go back.

Fiona xxx

Sunday, 16 August 2009

Charisma Cards #32

Quick post today, tackling laundry mountain and doing the school name labels onto their new uniforms, ( I hate this job sew much), amyway todays card is made using the sketch provided over at Charisma Cards this week, here's my take on it.

Used to make this card

Image - Birthday Anya from The Greeting Farm
Coloured with - Promarkers
DP - Stash, had for ages can't remember where its from.
Card, Mirri board, eyelets, gem and peel off from stash

Also used Cuttlebug, nestabilities and stickles.

Thanks for looking, leave me a comment so I know you've visitied.

Fiona xx

Saturday, 15 August 2009

Whiff of Joy #43

Thought i'd give the one a go, it's been ages since I joined in the Whiff of Joy challenge, and I loved the pink and brown colour combo,

Used to make this card

Image - Summer Kit from Whiff of Joy
Coloured with - Copics
Card - DCWV Jewel Stack
DP - Ann Crestwood Papers
Flowers and Gem from stash

Also used Martha Stewart Border Punch, L em Branch punch and some flowersoft.

Thanks for looking , leave a comment.

Fiona xx

Friday, 14 August 2009

A Spoonful of Sugar #64

This week at A Spoonful of Sugar it's a sketch by the faboulous Camilla to follow, great sketch, I loved playing with it and this is what I came up with...

Used to Make this card

Image - Rhian by Elisabeth Belle for SCACD
Coloured with - Promarkers
Card - Bazzil Bling
DP - Garden Stack from DCWV (more from scrap box)
Gems, Flowers and Brads from stash

Also used my cuttlebug, Nestabilities, L-em Brancj punch and Martha Stewart Border punch.

I was going to use this for the passion for promarkers challenge colours, but decided to use it here instead, got to say I am loving these images from SCACD.