Sunday, 21 November 2010


Back again!

Thought I would post some more pictures of "she who rules the roost" as its been an age since the last one.

Bath Time - last year.

Summer this year - hasn't she grown.

Sway and her mate Alfie - this is what Sway would look like if we let her coat grow!!

Sway's favourite spot - on the sofa with her cuddly blankeys!

Watching the world go by!!

As you can see, she is still as gorgeous as ever but her coat has unfortunately gone from a lovely chocolate brown colour to almost white in places.  However, this does not stop her being a beauty (biased opinion, I know).

Anyway, just thought I would share these with you.  Hope you like.

Bye for now.

Denise (and Sway) xx

Little Light of Mine

Morning All,

Am back again with another card which is going into the Sugar Bowl challenge # 48.  Marlene has given us a lovely sketch to follow with a theme of black and white + one. The lucky winner will get the whole collection of Leanne Ellis' new ‘Alice’ rubber stamps (which have not yet been officially previewed) and a set of nestabilities. Would I love to win this or what???!!!!

Anyways, here is my card. 

I have used one of the new Simply Sassy stamps and papers from Pink Petticoat - the Lola's Boutique collection - don't think they do this one anymore - sorry.  The image has been coloured with Promarkers and Coloursoft pencils and I have added a small sentiment of my own. I had wanted to add a lilac ribbon but do you think I could find one to match - not a chance and you should see the amount of ribbon I have in my drawer!!! However, I don't think it misses a ribbon too much.

But that's not all folks!  I really went to town with this one.  I have decorated the inside of the card and added a great little poem by Spike Milligan and I have even lined the envelope.  What fun have I been having?! (housework can wait)

That's all for today - guess I ought to go do that housework - yuk!!

Thank you for all your lovely comments and do please keep coming back - you inspire me to keep crafting.

Huge hugs


Saturday, 20 November 2010

Snowman 2

Hi All,

Hope you are enjoying your Saturday.

Today I am posting another card I made with one of last year's Whiff of Joy Snowman stamps - love these. I have used some gorgeous papers from Craft Creations and paper pieced the snowman's hat, gloves and scarf (must be honest here - got this idea from Bev Rochester. If you have not yet seen her blog, you really must pop over there. Her creations are out of this world!).

I have distressed the papers with "Weathered Wood" distress ink and coloured the snowman with Promarkers. The embellishments are some I had left over from last Christmas and the sentiment is from Craftwork Cards (of course!!).

Quite a simple card, but I think it works well.  Hope you agree!!!

I have entered this card into the following challenges:

Totally Gorjuss 57 - Not So Traditional
Paper Play Challenges 10 - Let it Snow, Let it Snow, Let it Snow
Stamping for the Weekend 51 - Winter
Creative Inspirations Challenge Blog 47 - Anything Christmassy/Winter

As usual - thanks very much for looking,

Denise xx

Wednesday, 17 November 2010


Hi All

I was just looking at some of the Wednesday challenges and decided to enter this card into the one over at I Love Promarkers.  As the title of this post suggests, the challenge is "Snowmen".  The prize is a $15 spend in "Simon Says Stamp" online shop and how you interpret the challenge is completely up to you, as long as you make sure you follow the theme and use ProMarkers.

It is also going into the one at Fab 'n' Funky Challenges - Forget Me Not.  Thought it quite appropriate as this is an old stamp I have only used once and the papes have never been used before.

I have used a Whiff of Joy stamp from last year which is coloured with Promarkers (obviously!) and mounted on Nestabilities circles.  The papers are some digi ones I have re-coloured. Sorry, cannot remember where I got them!! All have been edged with Tim Holtz Distress Ink in Walnut Stain. I have used a Craftwork Cards sentiment and finished off with a ribbon from my stash.

Thanks for looking and if you like this, please leave a comment.
Denise xx

Tuesday, 2 November 2010

My Friend Kitty

Hello Again!!
Two posts in one week - amazing!!  Today I have a card for the challenge over at A Spoonfull of Sugar - Relish to Embellish.

I have used one of the new Simply Sassy stamps from Sugar Nellie - "My Friend Kitty" I am absolutely loving these as they are such great fun to colour.  I have used my good old trusted Promarkers and edged all the papers with Adirondack ink - Brights Mountain Rose.  The papers (aren't they lovely?) are from Nitwits Blossom Buddies kit.

I have decided to make this a calendar card as I think it is far too pretty to put away once the birthday (or whatever it is given for) is over. 

The embellies are ribbon, paper flowers (with brad) and a silver heart charm from my stash and "Special Friend" sentiment from Craftwork Cards.  I have also added a poem to the back of the card.

To finish this project off, I have made a matching box so that this becomes more than just a card.

That's all for today - may be back tomorrow!!!

Happy Crafting

Denise xx

Monday, 1 November 2010

"We Wish You a Merry Christmas"

Afternoon All,
Gosh - did not realise it has been so long since I lasted posted anything here.  It has been a bit mad around here lately and my mojo seemed to have run away!!..  I spent hours just looking at my stamps and paper but the inspiration did not come.  Thankfully, it seems to have returned.

My card today is a Christmas card (obviously, going by the title!) and I have used the lovely LOTV stamp "Carol Singers".

I have used one of my favourites papers for the backing - Sandylion Poinsettia Swirl Foil and the circle is cut from a Kanban cardstock I bought last year.  The image has been coloured using Promarkers with glitter added to the "furry" areas and the snow.  The whole thing has been finished off with a ribbon from my stash and a greeting, also from Kanban.

I am entering this into the challenge over at Wild Orchid Crafts - Classic Christmas.

Hope you like.

Denise xx