Wednesday, 16 September 2009

Well I needed to start my Christmas cards and here is the first....

Good Evening Ladies

Here is my creation for the challenge on Moving Along with the Times
The Challenge this week was a sketch designed by Heidi with the theme of Christmas and up for grabs is a Guest Design Spot.

What I have used:

Papers - Red Bazill from Stash, Vellum from Stash, Holly Paper from Forever Friends

Sentiment - Forever Friends

Decoupage - Bear from Forever Friends, Holly from Anna Griffin Collection

Thanks for popping by and having a look please leave a comment.

Many Thanks

Wednesday, 2 September 2009

Long Time No Blog!!

Hello to all, sorry I have been a bad girl and not blogged for absolutely ages. I have been so busy with keeping the children amused. We have been here, there and everywhere and not once have I herd them say I'm bored! So needless to say I have not been able to do any crafting. Well the children go back to school on Monday and I will be able to get back to normal and get into my routine and craft craft craft.

Well I made a card last night for Moving Along With The Times
Challenge #10 Hazels Challenge - Sketch and Flower Power Theme.

What I have used for my card:

My Minds Eye - Pretty Please - Blossoms Paper
Orange Bazzill Bling
Image - Anya Coloured Using Water Colour Pencils and Copics
Sentiment - Stampin Up
Flower Ribbon Brad - Papermania
Bling, Ribbon and Flower - From Stash

I hope you like and all will be back to normal soon.

Kind Regards

Sunday, 2 August 2009

An Award

Good Evening Ladies

Just a quick post as I am trying to catch up with my blogging and looking at every ones great creations, that I have missed over the last week!! I posted a challenge this morning only to find I have received an award from Avril

Thank you so much, this will sit with pride on my side bar.

Kind Regards

Cupcake Craft Challenge - Colour Combo

Afternoon Ladies

Well I said I would be back with another challenge and here we are. I also made this last night. This is for Cupcake Craft Challenge Their challenge this week is; Green Pink Brown Flowers and Animals. Well I think I have covered all the bases!!

This is the first time for this challenge blog, I have been watching for a while and thought I would have ago. The DT cards are fantastic and the entries are brilliant, now that I have looked at some it puts mine to shame, oh well you've got to be in it to win it!!

What I have used;
Check Paper - Bo Bunny (Animal Link!!)
Card Stock - Bazzill
Image - Ellie By Stamposaurus Stamps Coloured with Water Colour Pencils
Flowers - Kaiser Craft
Sentiment - Paper Mania
Ribbon, Bling and Brads - Stash

Well I must be off, popping round to see my Mum & Dad for a cuppa and a catch up, the boys will be out with their friends and I will get a little peace....ahhh

Kind Regards

Forever Friends Challenge - 27th July Sketch

Good Morning Ladies

What a lovely morning it is too.

Sorry I have been a bad blogger, every time I try to sit down to do any crafting or blogging I get interrupted with....Can I have a drink...I'm hungry....Where are we going today. I had done nothing all week and I was getting grumpy, so I managed the to do Forever Friend Challenge last night. The challenge this week was a sketch.

What I have used;

Butterfly Paper - Forever Friends - With Love
Stripe and Spotty Paper - Forever Friends - Party Bag
Decoupage - Forever Friends - Party Bag
Sentiment - Paper mania
Butterflies - Stash

I will be back later as I have another challenge to post.

Kind Regards

Friday, 24 July 2009

Forever Friends Challenge - Celebrate

Good Morning Ladies

It's the most lovable Bears 21st Birthday from Forever Friends and over on the
Forever Friends Challenge Blog they are having a Celebration Challenge, you can design a card for any sort of celebration. You could be in with a chance to win a folder of Forever Friends Images from the DT Members.

I had a Wedding card to make for our close friends Ben & Cath who are getting married tomorrow, Rene is an Usher and has to get all dressed up (this is rare for him as the last time he was in a suit was at our wedding 2 years ago!!) He got is suit yesterday and the shirt doesn't fit - he can just about get it over his arms and there was no way he was going to get it done up! Major panic by the groom (bless him) but we will get it sorted later.

Sorry back to the card....

Here is the inside....

I have even made a gift envelope....

There was nowhere to write our message so I had to decorate to back....

I think I got a bit carried away but I think it was worth it!!

What I have used:

Forever Friends - Decoupage Party Bag
Forever Friends - With Love Paper - Confetti
Bazzill Bling Paper - Lilac
Mirry Card - Silver
Embossed Paper - Silver
Sentiment - From Express Yourself
Bling, Button, Charm, Gem's, Mulberry Flowers, Organza Ribbon and Tulle - From Stash
Quickuts - Nesting Labels and Champagne Flutes

Sorry for the long post. It is now poring with rain here in the South of England, I hope it brightens up for tomorrow.

Kind Regards

Thursday, 23 July 2009


Good Evening Ladies

Hope you have all had a good week, sorry I haven't blogged for a few days have been busy with work and rushing around for school. Well they have finish now for the summer!!!!

When I logged on to blogger today and had a message to visit my blog friend Avril Ann Crafting in the Shed at the Bottom of the Garden and to my surprise she had awarded me with a Beautiful Blogger Award, I was so pleased - Thank you Avril, this lady was one of the first people to ever leave me a comment on my blog.

Here is my award

Well enjoy the rest of your week and I hope to be back soon with a challenge.


Sunday, 19 July 2009

The Sugar Bowl Challenge 15 - Gayle's Sketch

Good Evening Ladies

Hope you have all had a good weekend. Well another rotten day!! Where's summer or have we had all the sun for this year!!

Little Man had a great time at Beavers Camp, singing round the camp fire and playing lots of games. They were not allowed to sleep out side so they put the tents up in the Scout Hut. He said he didn't get much sleep because the other tents were noisy - so an early night for him.

Well here's another challenge entry this is for
The Sugar Bowl Challenge 15 - Gayle's Sketch with Ribbons & Bows.

Here is what I have used:

Image - Sugar Nellie Stamp - Fizz
Paper - Kaiser Craft - Bird Song and Bazzill
Ribbons, Lace and Glitter - From Stash
Sentiment - Sugar Loaf
I have also used Nestabilities - Labels 4

Well have a good week.

Forever Friends Challenge - Pink Blue and a Flower or Two

Good Morning Ladies

I hope you are all having a good weekend, the weather has not been brilliant I just hope it picks up for next week at the start of the school holidays.

Well I have entered the
Foreverfriends Challenge Their challenge this week is Pink Blue and a Flower or Two. I really enjoy making these cards as I remember when they were first in our card shops all those years ago and all my friends and I used to oo and ah over them, well now my friends still oo and ah over them especially when they receive one of mine!!

Here is what I have used:

Pattern Paper - By Imaginisce - Fairest of Them All
Plain Paper - Bazzill Bling
Scallop Circles - Using Nestabilities
Forever Friends Decoupage & Sentiment
Flowers - From Stash

Enjoy the rest of your day, I have got to collect Little Man from Beaver Camp in an hour or so, it was his first time away!!

Here he is getting ready.....

....he only went for ONE Night!!!!


Friday, 17 July 2009

The Anniversay Card

and the message.....

Good Evening Ladies

I'm back with another post, this is the Anniversary Card I made for my lovely husband. He is car mad and this is his favourite car - VW Beetle. When we first met he had a Green VW Beetle 1300. It was his baby, the only thing was it spent more time off the road than on!! He would spend hours tinkering with it and he spent an absolute fortune on it. So when I found this stamp by
Little Claire Designs it was a must.

I had no intention of entering this into any challenges but it fits with a challenge and an entry for Blog Candy!!

The challenge is for Papertake Weekly Challenge Challenge 19 Sketch.

To be entered for the Blog Candy you have to leave a link Crafty Goings On to a card you made with a download or a stamped image and a link to the candy on your blog (please see the picture on the side for the Copics which is also linked).

Here is what I used:

Stamped Image - By Little Claire Designs
Pattern Paper - Baby Powder By Imaginisce
Plain Paper - Bazzill Bling, sorry I didn't make a note of the colours
Ribbon and Tulle - From Stash
Charm - From Stash
Blue Pearls - By Crystal Stickers
Sentiment(outside card) - Papermania
Sentiment(inside card) - In Stitch'z By Bazzill

Well I hope you all have a good weekend.



Afternoon Ladies

Hope you are all having a Good Friday - I have got wet so many times today!!

I have just been over to Moving Along With The Times to check out the New Challenge for this week and there on the blog was my name to say I had won their last challenge, I am so pleased I danced round the living room!!!!

Go and check out the blog, they have a great DT and the cards are fantastic, you never know you might win!

Well I will be back later with some more posts.

Oo I'm grinning from ear to ear!!

Tuesday, 14 July 2009

Special Day Today

Good Evening Ladies

Well it was rather a special day today as it was our Wedding Anniversary (our second), I woke up this morning to 2 wonderful bouquets of flowers and a card. My card to Rene was not ready and I told him he would have to wait until later, I think he thought I had forgotten, I hadn't but they seem to forget you have a lot more to do in a day than them!!!

I have taken some pictures of the flowers......

.... they are just so beautiful.

I did finish the card and presented it to him tonight with a lovely meal and he absolutely loved it, I will do another post on the blog as I want to enter it for a challenge as well - lol.

Well nothing changes - he's now playing on the xbox and I have been left with the washing up.

I will just leave you with one last picture....



Monday, 13 July 2009

I have made another Tilda

Hello to you all,

Well it's been another bright day today. Well I hope you all had a good weekend. The boys are driving me mad with the big count down to the last day at school, 7 days left with a groan from me and big hooray from them.

Well I have done another card (don't fall over) I have been a very busy bee and I am back in the swing of it now. This is not for a challenge just for my friend at work. There are 3 of us who craft in my office so there is always a little bit of competition!!

What I have Used;

Pattern Paper - Anna Griffin
Layered Card - Bazill Bling and used my Quickutz Nesting Labels
Assortment of Flowers - From Stash
The Tags were inked in Yellow and then the sentiments from Papermania were stamped in Pink.
Added some pearls and Bing from Stash.

I think that has covered it all. Hope you have a good evening, it's bath time for the boys ad an early night!!

Kind Regards

Sunday, 12 July 2009

Kaboodle Blog Challenge 8 - A Sketch

Hello Again,

Well I have been busy I have done another challenge this is for; (sorry my links are not working again)

This was just a sketch but you could use your own colour scheme, I have chosen my favourite colour PINK.

What I have used;

Paper - Not sure where this was from (used the part with the name on oops
Crib - A purchase from eBay
Foot Prints - Pebbles Inc
Sentiment - Silver Peel Off
Nappy Pins - From Stash

Well we are at the end of the weekend and I think I am getting those Sunday night blue's - it has been a long day but I might have time for another challenge, as I am on a roll at the moment!!!!

See you all soon.

Forever Friends Challenge - Pink Brown & Flowers

Good Evening ladies

Hope you have all had a good weekend, I have been at a football tournament today with Little Man. They didn't win but they had a good time.

I hope I am not to late for my entry as I have had a few problems with blogger.

Forever Friends Challenge Pink Brown and Flowers
(Sorry I am unable to link)

What I have used:

Brown Card - Bazill
Spotty Paper - Anna Griffin
Nesting Label - Quickutz
Stickers - Forever Friends
Flowers and Brads - Stash

Well I am off for my dinner and I will be back later with another challenge.

Kind Regards

Saturday, 11 July 2009

Moving Along With The Times Challenge 3

Hello, sorry I haven't been about I have had alot going on, but I am back now and I have done a challenge for
Moving Along With The Times

This challenge is a sketch and the theme is Beach.

Here is what I used:

Decoupage Image - Jolly Nation - Surfer Boy
Shell and Palm Trees - QuicKutz - Beach Shapes
Sentiment - Papermania Accent Stickers
Paper & Jems - From Stash

Hope you all have a good weekend.

Kind Regards

Wednesday, 17 June 2009

Daisy and Dandelion Challenge - Summertime

Good Evening Ladies, I hope you have all had a good day today.

I have been at home this week due to Grot not feeling very well, he had the sickness bug on Monday, he was due to go back to school today but then got the squirts last night so we had to keep him off school again today and he will need to be off tomorrow as the school likes them to be clear for 48 hours, he is not a happy chap as he wants to see all his friends so fingers crossed he will be able to go on Friday.

Well I have managed to do a challenge, I just hope I have entered in time!

I have used a decoupage of Squeak (Grots Choice as he wanted to help me) The paper used is Imaginisce - Fairest of them all - Magic Meadow, Funky Foam for the scallop edge, mulberry flowers and the sentiment is from Oh my Word by Craftwork Cards.

I hope you like my sorry our creation.

Kind Regards

PS Sorry I can not get the link to work.

Sunday, 14 June 2009

For Clare - Jolly Nation

Evening Clare
Are these any good for you, let me know.
Kind Regards

Forever Freinds Challenge - Citrus Twist

Good Evening everyone, I hope you have all had a good weekend, we had great weather here today. We all went for a bike ride which was great fun (i will ache tomorrow!!) The boys are absolutley sparko!!!! So I will have the evening to myself.

Well here is my entry for the Forever Friends Challenge Citrus Twist What great colours to use, this is my first entry for this challenge and it has been fun.

Here is what I have used;

Forever Friends Bear and Sentiment
Papers - Cloud 9 Design - Sunrise Smoothie Collection -Floral Stripe
- Bazill Bling Pale Yellow
- Dark Yellow Card - from Stash
Lime Green Brads, Orange Organza Ribbon and Sunflowers all from Stash

Well I hope you have a good week and speak soon.

Kind Regards

Forever Friends Challenge

Friday, 12 June 2009

What's a box......

...ooh whats inside.....

Hello everybody, well the weekend is here at last, it's been a long week!!
Well I have had a busy time, I have entered a few challenges, which have been fun to do and I finished this exploding box for my friend Sarah at work.
I love making these as they are so special for the person who receives them, I try to personalise where possible. My friend was absolutely over the moon with this as it's for her Dad who she doesn't see to often as he lives in Dubai. She gave me some photo's her and her Dad from when she was younger, they are hidden under the flaps that say 'my dad'. I asked her for a colour scheme and all she said was manly! So I chose Burgundy (Bazill), Green (Anna Griffin), Cream(Bazill), Patterned (Basic Grey) and Gold (Mirri Card). On each layer and side I have added different elements and materials - Balloons, Presents Shirt and Ties Pint's of Beer and Birthday sentiments. I am just gutted that my camera decided to play up and I couldn't get any more pictures.
Well I had better go, I can smell dinner!!!!
Happy Crafting and Kind Regards

Thursday, 11 June 2009

Allsorts Challenge #4 - Pink and White

Good Evening Ladies.

I hope you have all had a good week.

Here is my entry for the;
Allsorts Challenge #4 - Pink and White
I have used my new stamp from Samposurus Stamps - Fairy Princess, some Anna Griffin Paper, and I have embossed the top part using Cuttlebug - D'vine Swirl, Mullberry Flowers, Sentiments are from Papermania Clare Curds Signature Range, Ribbon, Tags and Pearls are from stash.

Thank you for taking a look at my entry.


Sunday, 7 June 2009

Papertake Weekly Challenge

Here is my Entry for the Paper Take Weekly Challenge - Dawny Sketch # 16

What a great Challenge this was to do, this is my first time for this challenge and I thought I would use one of my Tilda's.

What I have used:

Tilda has been water coloured using orange and forest green

Green Bazill

Pretty Please "Blossoms" Paper from My Mind's Eye

Mullberry Flowers

Brad from Stash

Sentiment from Stash

Here is my link Papertake Weekly Challenge Dawny Sketch

I hope you have all had a great weekend, I went to the Craft Barn in Lingfield today with my friend Heidi and we had great fun as they had a Demo Day with lots of great idea's - my head was spinning when we left, just I hope I can remember the tips!! ha ha

Well have a good week and Blog again soon.
Kind Regards

99 Red Balloons....

....well only one left!

Here is my entry for the Daisy and Dandelion Challenge #13 Black and White.

What a fun challenge - great work from the DT.

Here is what I have used:

Image is Bubbles

Mirco fine Sparklers Glitter Crimson from Provo Craft

Black Bazill

Swirl Vellum

Mullberry Flowers

Teardrop Gems

Sentiment from Inkadinkado

Die Cut Flower from Sizzlits

Here is my Link Daisy and Dandelion Challenge 13

Hope you have all had a good weekend.
Kind Regards

Friday, 5 June 2009

Stampin' for the Weekend - The First Challenge

Here is my entry for your first challenge - Yellow and Purple.

I have used my Angel Anya Stamp - she has been water coloured and her wings have been glittered. Lilac and Yellow Bazill Bling, Patterned Paper from Memory Keepers, Mullberry Flowers from Petaloo, Ribbon and Bling from Stash. The Make a Wish sentiment is from Papermania (Clare Curds Signature Range).

Good luck to everyone.

stampinfortheweekend -

Here she is.....

......My First Tilda!!

What I used to make up this card, the patterned paper is from 'the Goods' the other shades of lilac are from stash, the flowers use are made from filmo, some lilac juille and the message is from Papermania Clear Stamps Sentiments.

I really enjoyed making this card and I am sure the more I do the more adventurous I will become.

Speak Soon
Kind Regards

It's a Boy

I created this little card for my friend, made from little scraps and odds and sods from my stash, which came out quite well, and my friend was really please.

Thursday, 4 June 2009

Evening All

Sorry I have not added anything to my blog for a few days, I have been rather busy creating and making for other people, I have tried taking photo's tonight but they haven't come out very well, my photos work better using daylight!!! So I will add tomorrow morning.

Hope you have all had a good week, It's been rather hectic with getting back into the routine of school runs, going to work, house work, taking the boys here there and everywhere and all the other mundane things and making sure I have time to Craft that there are not enough hours in the day!! Something is going to have to go.......

...The housework!!!!!

Well I have created my first Tilda Card (Yippee) They are so adorable, I will need to find some challenges to enter, please let me know of any links.

Well I had better be off I can hear my pillow calling.
Night Night

Saturday, 30 May 2009

A Card for my Aunt the first of three

This is a card I have made for my Aunt Maggie, both my Mum and my other Aunt have asked me to make their cards for their sister and I also have to make one from me!! So here is the first design.
I have used Bazill Paper, Anna Griffin Paper, the wording stamps are See'Ds which have been embossed, the Rose in the middle is an embossed peel off, and the Sister lettering is from Sizzix - Bloom, all other bits were used from Stash.
Well I hope you all enjoying the fine weather, lets hope it lasts!!
Must be off more cards to make!
Kind Regards

Yo Ho Ahoy

On Thursday I met up with some of my crafting friends and our children and had a whole day of crafting. What a great day we had, we met at 11.30 and we didn't go home til almost 7.00. We each had to create a card for every one to make and this was my design for the adults, it was made up from Quickuts Dies.

This was my design for the children to make. The stamp used was from Kars and I used a cuttlekids die.
Great fun was had by all. 'Great food, Great friends and Great Crafting!!!!'

Thursday, 28 May 2009

A card for my Friends Little Boy

This is a card I made for my friend's Little Boy, as you can guess he was five and very much in to dinosaurs. For the wording and the dinosaur I used the Woodware Stamp Collection - Monsters.

Sorry for the short message , it's late and I need some sleep, before Grot wakes me up at the crack of dawn to go out on his bike!!!


Saturday, 23 May 2009

I am so Pleased

My Little Superstar
Good Evening

I would just like to share with you that Grot has learnt today to ride his bike without stabilizers on the first attempt!!!!!

He had been pestering us to take his stabilizers off for about a week, so we took the boys this afternoon to the local green, Grot was moaning that he couldn't ride his bike on the grass. Littleman was with Daddy trying to fly a kite (trying being the operative word - NO WIND)!! So I lowered the seat on Littleman's bike, kitted Grot out in all the safety protection, got him on the bike (was then expecting a long afternoon of running behind him holding him up right, and wiping away the tears every time he fell off) No, not at all, pushed him off and away he went! We could not believe what we were seeing, we are sooo proud. He couldn't wait to get home to help his Daddy get the stabilizers off! Then proceeded to ride his bike until 7pm!

Needless to say he went to bed and we haven't heard a peep out of him!
Night All

Daisy and Dandelion Challenge - Circles

Here is my entry for the Daisy & Dandelion Challenge Circles I have used the Little character Onions (who is decoupaged) and after counting up I think I have used (unlucky for some) 13 Circles!
Well this is my first challenge and I have had fun!!
Kind Regards

Friday, 22 May 2009

Patch Work Pals

This was made from a kit purchased from qvc. They looked so adorable on the tv and they are in the flesh. I thought they were something different by having a back to them. I have added my own little embellishments and Tag.

I would just like to say thank you to you all for the lovely comments that you have sent. I am now followers of your blogs so I can now take a peek at you creations!!

Well I'd better be off, the washing up is not going to do it's self!!

Speak again soon


Wednesday, 20 May 2009

My First Creation Added

Hello, here is my first card on my blog.

Here are some of the items that I used, The main stamp is from Woodware Stamps - Mary and Friends, which I have water coloured. The message stamp is from Stamping Up. Paper from the Sharon Ann Collection and Pink Bazill Bling. All other items used from stash.
Little man done well in his spelling test 9/10, I am very proud, he wasn't happy that he had got one wrong(oh the end is nigh!!!), but a big hug and a packet of match attacks soon put a smile on his face. Grot on the other hand had lost his school jumper for the umpteenth time this term! If is not at the end f his nose, he can't find it (just like his father lol).
Well have a good evening and happy crafting and blogging.
Take Care
Steffi x

Tuesday, 19 May 2009

My Photo

I have now added my photo, so you can all see what I look like!!!

I don't like it, him in doors took it today, while I was trying to do spellings with little man. He has his spelling test tomorrow and we only got the words on Monday!!

I will try and add some of my creations tomorrow.

Kind Regards

Monday, 18 May 2009

My First Posting

Yipee I am now a blogger!!!!!

Oh what fun I have had creating my blog, as you can see I have added some pictures of my boys, sorry there is no picture of me at the moment, I will add one soon. When I looked on my computer there were no goods ones to upload, and half of them are missing I will need to speak to him indoors about that! I would just like to say a BIG Thank You to Heidi for helping me get me up and running on blogger I wouldn't have done it without you.

Look at the time I must sign off now and do some crafting!!!

Kind Regards