Sunday 31 October 2010

Whoopsi-Daisy blog hop

I'd like to welcome you to the first ever Whoopsidaisy blog hop! We've decided to hold a blog hop to celebrate our return to weekly challenges!

If you've arrived here from the Whoopsi-Daisy blog you're in the right place! As you visit the DT blogs you will be in for a treat! Not only do you get to see the lovely sparkly creations but if you leave a comment you will enter a draw and may the sheet of digis that they've used to create the card they're showing. How cool is that? In addition each one will give you a letter. Now you need to save those letters as they make a phrase. After you've been to all the places on the hop you lastly end up back at Whoopsi-Daisy. Leave a comment that you've completed the hop but DO NOT write the phrase in your comments people ;)) Linnie will do a draw and pick a winner, they email her and they get their choice of 4 sheets of digis. So its a win win situation. Fab huh?

My letter is I

So here is what I've made. Now this little cutie has been made using one of the recent releases - isn't she pretty? She has been coloured with my trusty Copics (what else?)

For extra sparkle I went round the edge of the card with Stickles and did the flowers too.

My arty shot for all you fans ;))

Net - that's me!

So here is a list of all the hop stops - ooo I like that I must remember if for future hops!


Lilac Anglia





Emma & Susan


Sassy Lassy



So what are you still doing here? You should be hopping along to Nataliyas!

Friday 22 October 2010

Sparkle and spiders!

Howdy there Bloggettes, gosh its cold! I think that winter is most definitely well on its way! I've got my fingers crossed that none of that horrid white stuff is coming though. Roll on summer I say. Mind you I'm still waiting for this years summer! Somehow I don't rate the chance of that happening too high..... well a girl can dream can't see?

Well I thought I'd wet your whistles with a couple of cakey pictures this week. As you know (if you don't where have you been?) that its Halloween next week so I made a few Halloween cupcakes. Now check out the spiders! ;)) Don't worry they're chocolate so nice spiders with rather big eyes! the OM thought they were crabs! As I pointed out crabs have 6 legs and these clearly have 8.... men huh?

Now these ones have the most fantastic sprinkles! They're bones! Aren't they super? These came back with me from my recent holiday to America. Why can't we get them easily over here? If anyone sees any fun sprinkles please let me know!

Now while I was blog hopping I came across the Sweet Stampin Challenge. This week it was 'anything but a card'..... now these definitely aren't a card!

Now onto non edible treats!

A new challenge has just launched over at Totally Gorjuss This week we want to see some sparkle on your card. And its sponsored by Crafters Companion too, the winner gets a £10 spend in their on-line store.

So this little chap is a Magnolia snowman from last year. I think he's one of my favourites and super easy to colour, oh and super quick too.

Now he's had some Stickles on his snowflake which strangely enough doesn't show too well even with my class act photography..... You can see the Stickles round the edge though! And more surprisingly it was dry! Yes I think that's a first for me photographing a dry card.

This little guy with his die cut borders also fits in a new (to me) challenge blog I came across called Mark's Finest Papers, so I entered him in that too.

Oh and for a treat an arty shot!

Now I decided to take these in the conservatory..... I still had to contort myself into some bizarre stances. Trouble is this time the neighbours could see me! They probably thought I was doing some bizarre exercises or that I was waiting for the men in white coats to call....

Saturday 16 October 2010

Happy birthday Totally Gorjuss!



Yes peeps believe it or not Totally Gorjuss is one year old! We've had a whole entire year of challenges! Wow! How on earth did that happen? I mean where has that last year gone to? Surely its only a few months since it began?.... Well seeing as its challenge 52 and there's been one a week.... well that's a year then. Flippin' heck! They do say time flies when you're having fun, and its certainly fun.

Now the first ever challenge we had was pink, so it seems right and proper that pink be revisited in honour of our birthday. So we wanna see tons of pink!

So in honour of this I made a birthday card, with one of my favouritest Magnolias - isn't she cute?
Naturally she has been coloured with Copics, E0000, E000, E00, E01, E53, E47, E59, RV000, RV00, RV02, RV10, BG11, BG13, Woo, W1 and W3 (no faint I remembered) papers from GCD, flowers from Wild Orchid and punching a la Martha, oh and a few swipes of Stickles.

Oh my arty shot ;)) You can just about make out the Stickles..... and yes they were wet when I took the photo. No change there then ;))

Oh to celebrate TG's birthday this week we're sponsored by Lili of the Valley and for every 50 entrants I'm going to add a prize to the winners pot. So the more the merrier.

Oh and there's more! There's a DT call out for a Guest Gorjussette - wanna come and play with the Gorjussettes? email me at totallygorjuss@gmail.com

Wednesday 13 October 2010

Hey its Wednesday!

Er now the ones of you who saw my previous post of my holiday stash haul might have noticed where I called it 'some of'.... well I just popped these little babies on my desk!

In my defence Jo-Ann's had 40% off.... like it would have made a difference if they hadn't ;)) I only wish I'd had more room in the cases. The OM said if I hadn't bought so much other stuff it would have been OK I could have got more hardware. Personally though I'm sure if hadn't bought that half a dozen shirts in Izod I could have got way more stuff in.....

Sunday 10 October 2010


Howdy Bloggettes!

Here I am back from me 'olidays. Lucky ol me has been to the beautiful sunny climes of Flo-Rida! Oh my it was F A B U L O U S!!! We had a week at the superb Clearwater Beach (we stay right on the beach!), then we go off to Kissimmee for a week. We rent a villa on a lake up there. This year we had a resident alligator! We called him Gary ;)) What with him and the turtles, ducks, ibises, egrets, herons, grackles etc we had a resident menagerie going.

Well anyway..... seeing as we were in America which is after all the craft shopping capital of the world it would have been rude not to indulge a teeny tiny bit of stash acquisition.... Wouldn't it?

Anyway I'd tried showing these somewhere else but that didn't work so I decided to blog them ;))

So in its entirety (almost). May I introduce The Stash! Da daaaahhhhhh!

See I said it was hardly anything didn't I? I mean you should have seen the stuff I could have had!

Now in one shop I went in called Posh Scraps in Palm Harbor, run by a lovely English lady, she had a new range of stamps. These are some of them - now I have no idea what to do with these at the moment! But they appealed.....

Oh and these ones had the same effect! So they leapt into my basket too, you know how it is don't you?

Oh and then I saw these babies in another shop! They're by the T!mster himself. I just think they're totally lush.

Oh and then.... while I was still swooning I spotted these little babies! As well as a couple of new Glimmer Mist colours for Christmas I spotted the new ones they do. They're chalky with a slight shimmer to them. Trust me they're fantastic and you DO need them.

So like I said hardly anything.....