Thursday, 23 January 2014


Good heevnin peeps!
Before I show you my make, I would like to explain why I haven't posted for a while. As I mentioned in previous posts, my dad was in hospital. Sadly, he passed away in the early hours of 9th January. Thankfully my mum, sister and I were with him, so he was not alone.
We are going to miss him so much. He was proud of my being a designer for Crafts Beautiful and PaperCrafter; not forgetting the Cosmic Strawberry blog.
So, here I am. I would like to show you a card I've made for my nephew, Tom. He is 17 on the 27th and is going to start learning to drive. No one is safe!!!

What you need...

Patterned paper: Hipster 6 x 6 paper pad; Hipster 12 x 12 collection pack  - Basic Grey
Die-cut tab: Hipster die-cut shapes - Basic Grey
Punch: corner rounder
Parcel string

What you do...

Cover the lower two thirds of a blank 13cm x 15cm with the scallop paper and round off the top right and lower left corners.

Round the top right corner of a 7.5cm x 11cm panel of aqua paper and adhere to the lower left. Add the 'cool!' panel cut from the 12 x 12 'nifty/hip' sheet along with a 'monday' tab (or what ever day the birthday falls on).

Attach a banner sticker to the top left corner, a length of the arrow sticker across the top of the scallop paper and a bent arrow sticker pointing to the 'cool!' panel.

Wrap frayed string around the bottom of the card, thread through a large brown button to the right and tie in a knot. Thread a small aqua button with frayed string and adhere to the banner sticker.

Ta da! A card perfect for a teenager. You can purchase the sticker sheet separately, but if you buy the collection pack you get it included along with an alphabet sticker sheet.

Hopefully, I will now be able to settle down and start doing some cards. I would also like to start showing you sneak peeks at what I have been doing for the magazines.

Don't forget, you still have just over a week to enter the candy giveaway. Just click on the link in the sidebar for details.

Until next time, my friends...xx

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Tuesday, 7 January 2014

January Blog Candy!

Afternoon peeps!
It's another wet and windy day here in Norfolk. Earlier we had hail, thunder and lightning! Weird.
Anyhoo... I'm in the middle of commissions and I thought I would have a lunch break and post the January candy. Here is a little snapshot of the goodies.

What do you get? Well....
1 x set 'Fashion' mini stamps by Inkadinkado
1 x set 'Floral Wishes' mini stamps by Inkadinkado
1 x set 'Birthday' mini stamps by Inkadinkado
20 x assorted 8x8" papers
55 x assorted 6x6" papers
1 x bag plain chipboard letters/numbers
1 x bag plain chipboard flowers
16 x assorted card blanks & envelopes (not shown)
There are over 70 stamps in total. You use them to build up the images. The 'Fashion' set is particularly cool. All you need is a little ink pad and acrylic block. They are perfect for most occasions.
The papers include glitter, double sided and Christmas and the card blanks include shaped, square and pearlescent.
As with the stamps in the last candy; I must point out that these stamps have been opened and only a couple have been used (cleaned and dried thoroughly), the rest are new. As I have to use current products for magazine work, I need to thin out my supplies occasionally, I won't use them again and it's a shame that no-one else will get the pleasure of these fun, quirky stamps. My giveaways are just a little thanks for all you lovelies who follow my blog.
Now the technical stuff...

To have a chance of winning this fab candy:-

1. Be a follower either through, Bloglovin, Google, Facebook, Twitter, Networked Blogs or email (see sidebar)
2. Post a piccy of the candy with a link to this post in your sidebar (if you have a blog)
3. Leave me a comment (with your blog address if you have one) ta da! You are entered!

If you do have a blog, it will be great to have a look and see what you are up to :)

This candy will close on 31st January 2014, I will then use RANDOM.ORG to choose the winner!

The candy is open to all, nationally, internationally, those in outer space and previous winners. However, anyone who has a blog that does not show or appear to have any crafty makes, will not be entered.

Before I go I would like to thank you all for your kind get well wishes for my dad. He is still 'comfortable' in hospital and we are not sure if they are going to give him some more chemotherapy, we really are playing it day by day.

So my lovelies, good luck with the candy and I'll be back soon with some of my makes (hopefully). As I type this the sun is out and we have blue sky! Go figure.
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Thursday, 2 January 2014

December Candy Winner!

Happy New Year and best wishes for 2014 to you all!
I hope you had a wonderful Christmas.
Mine was a little difficult as my dad is seriously ill in hospital. I've been travelling back and forth from Norfolk to North Yorkshire over the holiday period, so as you can imagine my mind has been on family matters. At the moment he is doing okay so we are just playing it day by day. I am trying to keep busy, but it's hard.
I've missed my blogging friends so much, and I thought it was time to catch up. I am pleased to give you the winner of the December blog candy.
Big thanks to all who entered this month; as I always do, I give each person who left a comment a number, then use Random.Org to choose the winner.
Here is the list of names:-

  1. Elly
  2. Nikki
  3. Dawn
  4. Meredith
  5. Carmen
  6. Glo
  7. Jaya
  8. Kiranmayee
  9. Tindaloo
  10. Paperkate
  11. Jessie
  12. Robin
  13. Rebecca
  14. KT - Fit Kitty
  15. Paperpapier
  16. Kelly-Anne
  17. Suman
  18. Lucretia
  19. Tanja
  20. Eemeli
  21. Divya
  22. Sidelle
  23. Hridya
  24. Laila
  25. Phi
  26. Ailen
  27. Neha
  28. Olenkaja
  29. Ardilla
  30. Ayushi
  31. Berina
And the winner is....#14! KT (Fit Kitty). Congrats to you! If you email me your address I will send your goodies asap :o)
For those who didn't win this time :o(  - I will be posting another giveaway soon :o} - I wish I could send candy to you all :oD
Just before I sign off, I would like to say an enormous hello to my new followers. I will put your blogs (if you have one) in my sidebar list and pop over to have a peep at your blog and become a follower.
Thanks for popping by and I will be back soon xxx

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