Wednesday, May 19, 2010


I haven't done this for a while ,, taken piccy's of my mess but thought I would today and join in the Whats On Your Workdesk Wednesday :-) Now ,, this is REALLY tidy for me !! Had a big clean up last week as I have just ordered a fabby big corner desk that 'should'arrive in the 2nd June ,,, no next day delivery here you know!!!

I did have to move a card I have just made ,,, can only show that to a select few at the mo' tis for next weeks Sketch and Stash Challenge :-) As I am now on the House Mouse Monday DT I will be treating myself to a House Mouse mug too,, will look fab on my new desk ,,, :-) gorgeous they are ,,, am trying to persuade Heidi to stock them in the Simon Says Stamp Store :-) Do you think they would sell ??? Let me know what you think ,,, maybe we can twist her arm :-) OK now for the grand tour :-)

Still have the Simon Says Stamp and the Wild Rose Studio stamps waiting to be put away for another day ,,, made a card yesterday with those ,,, will have to tidy up a bit !!

I took out all the coats and jackets ,, and handbags from here and put alot of my stuff in here ,,,, much better :-)

Some of my papers and card ,,, and my envelopes all in here

this needs a good tidy ,,, there is a load of stamps waiting to be cleaned ,, I promised Amy a new handbag if she did them for me lol ,,,, good deal for her eh !! :-)

I have a lovely candy at the top of my blog if you would like to take a peek:-)

Simon Says ,,,,,, Make a Tent Card and add charms

Long post ,,, get coffee !! :-)

Thanks for all your lovely entries to Domi's Sketch Challenge :-) I am sure all of you know that Domi got married on Saturday and she has some beautiful wedding piccy's on her blog :-) She looked positively radiant ,, so beautiful,, and her hubby is very handsome too ! :-)

This week, on the Simon Says Stamp Challenge we are asking you to make a tent card and add some charms to it ! If you are unsure how to make one of these simple yet effective cards, our amazingly talented DT member, Dena, has written a tutorial with photos which you can find here.

Heidi is offering one lucky entrant a $25 shopping spree to her Simon Says Stamp Superstoreand with all the fantastic stuff arriving almost every day the choice is FABULOUS !! :-)

For my card I got out all my Tim Holtz goodies and had a play :-) At first I thought I would use his Chandelier stamp ,,, and was soo wishing I had bought the gorgeous Blue Moon birdcage charm ,,, anyway ,, in the end I decided to use my Weathered Clock stamp :-)

I dabbed some Antique Linen, Faded Jeans and Dusty Concorde ink on a craft sheet and sprayed with water ,, swirled some white card around in it then dried with a heat gun ,, and repeated a couple of times. I then stamped the clock in it and cut it out ,, then I added some Black soot ink to darken it a bit. The papers are from Creative Imaginations ( can't wait for my new Tim holtz ones to arrive,, they are probably Mid Atlantic now :-)) the frame was cut out on my Cricut. I stamped the frame with a TH swirly stamp in gold pigment ink then sprinkled with Vintage Photo distress embossing powder. The grungeboard hinges were given the same treatment.

For my charms I used a Tim Holtz Fragment Charm, I stamped a TH saying stamp on a scrap of the DP, glued it to the charm and cut around it. I also used a TH Muse token charm in the center of a flower. The flower is also Tim Holts ,, inked with the same distress inks and stamped in gold, used the same distress powder on it too ,,, it looks really good IRL !! honest !

I smothered the clock with Rock Candy Distress Crackle paint and added some TH clock hands and a clip to hang it on the frame. Think thats all ,,, sorry for all the waffle :-)

The DT have made some amazing cards for you to see :-) Hope you all join in with us this week

I have a GORGEOUS blog candy sponsored by Heidi at Simon Says Stamp if you would like to take a peek it is at the top of my blog :-)

ABC Christmas K for Kissing Challenge

It is Squirrel's turn to choose the theme for the next fortnight and she has chosen

K FOF KISSING with the optional extra of a shaped card :-)

We are sponsored this week by our very own DT girlie ,, Lacey who owns the Stamp and Create Online Store and she has put together a wondeful prize for one lucky entrant.


For my card I followed Claire's lovely sketch on the Moving Along With The Times Challlenge and in the process ,, completely forgot the shaped card bit of our challenge ,,, good job it is optional !! oops :-)

I used a this lovely Mo Manning stamped image that Cathy sent to me ,, thanks Cathy :-) This one is called Siku and Shiya, I coloured them with copics and added flower soft for snow and ice stickles for sparkle :-) The papers are Basic Grey and the ribbon is from my stash, The sentiment is Hero Arts and it says 'let It Snow' ,, it doesn't show up n the piccy but lookd nice IRL :-)

The DT have made some fabulous ,, shaped cards !! :-) for you to see. I hope you will all join us for this challenge,, we need to spread some Christmas kisses around even if it is only May !! :-) Mwah XX

I am also entering this into the Winter Wonderland Challenge whose theme is 'See Amid the Winter Snow'

I have a GORGEOUS blog candy sponsored by Heidi at Simon Says Stamp if you would like to take a peek it is at the top of my blog :-)

My Fortnightly Candy Sponsored by Simon Says Stamp.

I made this card a few days ago for the House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge, isn't this stamp cute !! Heidi from Simon Says Stamp Superstore is sponsoring this candy and they have EVERY House Mouse, Gruffie of Happy Hopper stamp in stock :-)

If you would like the chance to own this stamp I would like you to pop my fortnightly candy blinkie in your sidebar (the code is on my sidebar) As I have been asked to join the DT I thought I would change the rules a little for this candy and ask you all to join in with the current House Mouse Monday Challenge :-)

The DT are allowed to enter too :-)

edited, could you please mention this candy on your blog post too :-) thanks

I am using the new Inlinkz linky so please add a link to your card to enter :-)