Thursday, February 24, 2011

Sugar Bowl Challenge 54

Can you believe that's another fortnight done and dusted?
Doesn't time fly when you are having fun!
Here is my version of Lilian's sketch for this challenge:


With the theme "clean and simple!"  Yikes!
I have used:
Stamp:  No 1 fan  from the Simply Sassy range over at Funky kits.
Paper:  Blue card stock and Making Memories kids collection Sam.
Martha Stewart punch Scalloped dot edger.
Rub-on transfers Daisyd's This boy frame.
Buttons from stash and coloured with copics.
I have finished off by distressing and stitching the edges.

And the prize?!
Not just one prize but two again this time.
2 x 6 stamps from the Sugar Nellie range, but not any of the range!!
6 of the brand new fab is that?
As I always say at this point....You've got to be in it to win it!!
Good luck and happy crafting. x

I have made the card to send to my son just to let him know how very proud I am of him
and that I'm behind him all the way.

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Simples, squeak!

So I have got a few more pics from the show that I took on my mobile,
I need to check the quality of them...I was probably shaking with excitement,
LOL, and also remember how to pop them on the puter....technophobe!

This was for a friend. 
The papers were from my mum who brought them up last time she visited...and I love gingham so I just had to use them.  The stamp used is from Hero arts Baby bib.
A simple card with a bit of stitching and matting and layering.

Another one.
The stamp is Hero arts Bride and Groom hearts. 
I have embossed the image and water coloured it then layered on dare I say gold mirror card!
Finishing it with a knotted gold ribbon.
Simples and to the point!

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

The Show!

Peek a boo!
Look who I found on the PI stand.
New Gorjuss!
And guess what?
You can get them here first!
I can't decide which ones I like the best.  So much choice.  You know you want to, LOL.

Monday, February 21, 2011

Down and Dirty in Birmingham!

Well that is me back from my girlie weekend down in Birmingham for the PI classes with Tim Holtz and Dyan Reaveley and the Craft Hobby & Stitch International Trade show.
What a ball we had.

Say cheese!
I just look a little spaced, LOL.

Proof we were there!
As well as Tim and Dyan the pictures also feature Marlena hard at work, getting down and dirty with some of the new products. 
Here is what we made:

Unfortunately we couldn't bring them home on our flight together with the goodies used, which we got to keep! 
Whoop, whoop!
They're coming up snail-mail so you got another picture of me, whether you like it or not, with the finished articles, LOL.
Can't wait to play some more.

Friday, February 18, 2011

A week ago I asked my crafty pals over on Facebook, where can I get a stamped image of an old couple?
Big thanks to all the girls who answered and this is what I came up with.
I knew I had seen a good one but couldn't remember where.
The stamp is from Mo Manning and is actually a digi image. 
I have coloured with my copics then layered with purple card stock using Spellbinders nestabilities label 1 and fancy tags, I have then distressed with Ranger distress ink walnut.
The reason behind the card was that friends of friends have become grandparents at our age!!! 
So my pal wanted make the point that they're getting old!!  LOL. 
But not that old!
With the comment inside:

An hour with your grandchildren can make you feel young again.
Anything longer than that, and you start to age quickly.

Oh and I have not spelt Grandad incorrectly up here in Scotland Granny is more popular instead of Grandma or Nana and Granda instead of Grandad.

Well ladies that's me for a couple of days blogging. 
I'm off this afternoon down to the NEC at Birmingham for the Craft Trade fair.
The reason.....well, tomorrow afternoon I have a date with the wonderful Tim Holtz!!  Well, a class, LOL.
I am meeting up with Karen from the house of Sugar Nellie later today then with the wonderful Marlene tomorrow.
Hoping for a couple of wonderful days of craftiness!!
With the added bonus that I am staying with my brothers family so I get to see my niece and nephew too.
So guys that's all for now.
I'll be back next week with all the gossip from the weekend. 
What's hot and what's not....oh and what we did in Tim's class.
Did I say I'm excited.  :)

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Last day today of all things from Elgin Demo day....
And first:

A desk top calender.
For this I have used K & Co papers Berry Sweet and orange American craft textured card.  I have also used Spellbinder nestabilities Long classic rectangles and Long classic scalloped rectangles, labels 15, half moon circles (to make the flowers) and finally fancy tags.  Martha Stewart punch doily lace, pearls from K & Co and ribbon from stash. 
The flowers were made cutting the circle dies into a spiral and then rolling back together tightly and the swirls were cut from one of the fancy tag dies.  On the back I attached a smaller rectangle of chipboard covered in paper so that the calender will stand.  The plastic page and calender are from Papercrafts Boutique in Elgin, the page comes from a mini book set and the calenders can also be bought in packs.
The picture was from a royalty free photograph site on line as I have boys and I wanted a cute little girl. 
And boy is she cute!

Now these little shoes were to go with the baby card yesterday but I thought I'd keep them for today.  Again  I have used K & Co Berry Sweet papers, aren't they cute!  Great to make with double sided papers and very easy to do.
You can find the template here.
I also put a little tag inside using Spellbinder nestabilities label 14 with a PI word stamp "it's a girl".

Finally a little basket again using the K & Co papers and the template is from Waltzing Mouse Stamps together with Martha Stewart Doily lace trim and the flower was made using 3 different sizes of Spellbinder nestabilities scalloped circles and a bling brad from Zva creative.  In the store we filled it with little chocolate Easter eggs.  Yum!
A great little Easter gift for someone.

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Now I was asked to do a pink theme at Elgin on Saturday...and here it is.
This envelope was inspired by StampARTick and instructions of how to make it are there.
I have used pink American craft textured card, Martha Stewart PATP rings, K & Co Berry Sweet papers and Hero arts stamp Baby bib, Spellbinders nestabilities eyelet squares and finally white satin ribon from stash.

And inside:

There is space for a matching square card.
Great fun to make and decorate.
More tomorrow.

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Another day and more from Saturday.  This time a little less colourful and more on the minimal front.
I am so loving this embossing direct to the card technique, should have seen my hubby's Valentine card...embossed then a wee heart....couldn't have done less!!  LOL

This is my Wedding easel card and is a re run of a previous card using my Martha Stewart PATP Vintage lace and edger Lace heart.  The stamps I have used are from Hero Arts Bride and Groom hearts and Anytime messages with bling from Zva creative and ribbon for stash.  The Spellbinder nestabilities that I have embossed with is labels 14, image is coloured with copics and all edged with Ranger distress ink Antique linen.
I think I could get in to the minimal look!! 

On to the matching candle:

The only added items I have used for the candle are Cosmos flower and Frond branch Martha Stewart punches, all the rest are as above for the card.
Anyway that is me for today.
Have a great day whatever you are up to.

Monday, February 14, 2011

More from Elgin Demo day....get your glasses on as the next two cards are going to be BRIGHT!!

I did warn you!
Aren't these K & Co papers fab? 
The range is Berry sweet and boy they make you think SPRING, beautifully bright and colourful to take you out of the winter blues.
I have also used PI stamp set Cherry on the top, American craft cream card,  Martha Stewart deep edge punch Blossom eyelet, edger punch two dot and doily lace, then Spellbinder nestabilities beaded ovals and labels 14 plus a bit of ranger distress ink vintage photo and glossy accents.

Fancy another bright one?

Sorry about the photo for this one but guess you could say I took it at the wrong angle!  From above.
This is my attempt at a twisted easel card. 
I have used K & Co Berry sweet with orange and white American craft card.
The stamps are PI Knotty and friends and the Spellbinders are Half moon circles, labels 14 and the felt flower was cut with Big scalloped circles edged with stickles and put together with a Zva creative bling brad...the leaves I cut myself and stitched on my sewing machine along with the edges of the card.
The twisted easel card is easy to put together and there are instructions here so give it a go.

Now on to the award sent to me by the wonderful Marlena.  Many thanks. x

Now I have to send it to 8 peoples blogs I like to read and then leave you 8 interesting facts about me....gosh!

1.  Sharon
2.  Sarah
3.  Kiki
4.  Lilian
6.  Sarah
7.  Tiets
8.  Kirsti

Now onto the 8 facts.

1.  I enjoy baking and quality controlling it!
2.  I love The Vampire diaries and True Blood series on TV.
3.  I got married at Edinburgh castle to grumpy (my present nickname for hubby!)
4.  I spend too much time on facebook and the computer when I could be crafting.
5.  I used to be able to strip down and put back together again an SA80 I'm going to need to do that again!
6.  My nickname at school, amongst others was Bones!  Not a bone in sight now, boo hoo!
7.  I have flown over, sailed under and travelled over the Forth road Bridges by chipmunk, rib, car and train! 
(You did say interesting facts)
8.  I'm very proud of both my boys especially how quickly my eldest has settled at his new school.  :)

Now aren't you glad you know me better, LOL.
More for you tomorrow....

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Two posts in one day!!
Enjoying my Sunday chillaxing and even a bit of crafting!
My boys don't want to do anything so it would be rude to drag them out and about, LOL...I'll just craft thank you very much.  :)
Remember in my last post I mentioned that Jacqui over at Simply Create in Alford was running a competition?
This is my entry:

And this was the colour board for inspiration:

If you want to enter that challenge you need to be quick as tomorrow is the closing date.
Great prize on offer for the winner though so go and check it out. x

I'd also like to thank Marlene who has sent me a blog award but more about that tomorrow.

Another day and another card. 
This one is a simple card and I have to admit my favourite....same old saying again "less is more" which seems to be an up and coming trend just now.
I love this PI stamp Make a wish, so versatile and lovely embossed with clear powder then covered with stickles.
I have used Spellbinder nestabilities labels 14 to emboss direct onto the card and the sentiment inside is from Hero arts Anytime messages.
I have used American craft textured card in black, Tim Holtz Ideaology Vintage shabby in pink and plain white card stock and finished with a bit of bling from Zva creative.
I love the embossing with nesties direct onto the card, as did the ladies yesterday, something so simple but so effective.
It has been popular in blog land for a wee while so it was nice to take it out to the general public who don't always have access to a computer.
I'd like to give a quick mention to Ali and Sarita for their inspiration in producing this card. 
Many thanks ladies for sharing. 
Check out their blogs and their beautiful creations.

On to my candle, again I have used the same Make a wish stamp set from PI with StazOn black ink. 
For those of you who haven't tried stamping on to a candle you really must....just take care not to burn yourself...been there done that, but not for a while!
Stamp on to tissue paper then hold onto the candle with greaseproof paper from the kitchen, use your heat gun to melt the tissue paper into the candle, smooth over the paper then remove, "it's magic!"  (As Paul Daniels would say!)
It's also great for photographs and makes great original gifts.
I have added a strip of black American craft card punched with Martha Stewart two dot edger punch and ribbon from stash.  Finally adding again a bit of bling from Zva creative wheel.

So that's all for today ladies, have a great relaxing Sunday. 
I'm away to sort out and empty my bag from yesterday, oh and maybe I will get sometime to play.
Jacqui over on Simply Create has a challenge running which ends tomorrow.....with £100 of stash up for grabs!!!
I'm hoping to get chance to have a play you think anyone will notice me sneaking off to my craft room?
What do you think my chances are?!

Saturday, February 12, 2011

That's demo day in Elgin at Papercraft's Boutique done and dusted and what a busy day we had. 
I hope all the lovely ladies I met today have enjoyed their new toys and are busy playing this evening!
All the boys in my house are busy having a nerf battle tonight, their dad included so I have snuck away with a nice glass of wine and decided to start up dating my blog with what I was up to last week and today of course.
This first card I am showing you seems to have been the favourite of the day. 
I would like to thank Marlene for the inspiration on the step card.

I was asked to give the measurements for it on my blog so ladies here goes:

Score your card from 1" in at 1", 2" and 7" (on the inch strip) then repeat on the other side at 1" in at 1", 2" and 7".  The middle that you haven't yet scored do so at the 6" point.  Now cut from the 1" point to the 7" point up the card where you have scored in at the 1" point of the card either side.
Then it's all down to the folding.
The card automatically folds in half at the 6" point then follow the two side parts and fold down at
the 7" points, up at 2" and back down at 1".
Then you have your basic card shape and it's all down to the decorating after that.

I have cut a window in the card using Spellbinder nestabilities rectangle then a black frame which I've 3d foamed on top with the same rectangle and the next size nestie rectangle scalloped. 
Behind it I have mounted a MM Make a wish clear stamp from PI on to acetate. 
The card I have used is American craft black and pink and I have edged using Martha Stewart edger two dot punch and black soot Ranger distress ink.
I have also added pink card on the back of the inside card to get the colour following through.
The sentiment is from PI clear stamps Paula Pascual Double sayings with black StazOn ink and cut out with Spellbinders nestabilities label 14. 
The final touches are with satin ribbon from my stash and bling from Zva Creative.

Phew did you get all that?!
So have a go and let me know how you get on.
More tomorrow but I'm now away to CHILLAXE and finish of my nice glass of red before my fingers start typing their own thing!! 
Enjoy your Saturday night be it in crafting or out and about.

Friday, February 11, 2011

I promised a later post today and here it is.
Work all sorted for tomorrow except for photos as the light was going just as I finished...a wee job for in the morning.
Anyway moving on to the last of my items taken to Aberdeen and it was this star book:

Now I have done this before in Elgin and was inspired to do so by the fabulous Becca over on Amazing Paper Grace.

I have used American craft card stock, Spellinders nestabilities Large rectangle scalloped long and labels 15, Hero arts stamps You're the best, Hello tree and Anytime messages, bling from Zva creative, copics to colour and ribbon from stash.
I am loving the little Poly clear Hero art stamp sets, they're fab for little projects like this book and so much fun to play with.
Far to cute!

So that's me all ready for my crafting fun tomorrow just sat now waiting for my big boy to get home from school for a big hug!!  :)

So the kids are off school today, yaah!
Do they not know I need to craft, LOL.
I can feel a bad mummy moment coming on, tut, tut.....but we all do it sometimes...put the TV on, computer games we can get on and do. 
So why feel guilty?! 
If they're happy.
The joys of motherhood.
Anyway enough drivel from me on to the more important issues:

Tomorrow you can catch me at Papercrafts Boutique in Elgin or as the blog world know it, swoon, The House of Sugar, the home of Sugar Nellie. 
I shall be demonstrating from 10 till 4 using Martha Stewart punches, Spellbinders die cuts, Hero art and PI stamps to name just a few.
If you live locally why not pop in and say HI!
I'd love to see you.
Karen also has some lovely deals of the day not to be missed.
(You know you want too, LOL)

I have one more project from Aberdeen to show you but I'll pop back later with that for you.
Then next week I shall be sharing what I'm up to tomorrow and be warned.....I'm in the PINK!!
That's the only clue you're getting.
Happy crafting.

Thursday, February 10, 2011

It's that time again!
Where does the fortnight go?
Sugar Bowl challenge time and here's my take on Marlene's sketch.

And Marlene's sketch:
And here colour scheme:

I love this shabby chic kitchen, very rustic.
I wish mine looked like that! 
Mmmm there's an idea.  LOL

Anyway onto my card.
It's an easel card adjusted slightly to take into account my Martha Stewart Punch around the page see previous post for measurements.
I have used craft textured card and white washed it with acrylic paint.  I then used a Martha Stewart PATP Vintage lace.
My other papers are from Making Memories MM Kids collection SAM and a white paper Dollie.
Martha Stewart deep edge punch Blossom eyelet, flower from Prima and ribbon from stash.
Spellbinder nestabilities Lacey circles is also hiding behind my dollie.
The stamps I have used are Sugar Nellie Joy and Hero Art Treasure the moments.
Finally the bling is from Zva create and I have inked edges with Ranger distress ink Vintage photo.

Thanks Marlene for a great challenge, I loved this one....hope you do too.
Oh and before I leave I must not forget to mention the prize....the most important bit after all.
Well there are two prizes again this challenge, two sets of a choice of 6 Sugar Nellie stamps. 
Remember you've got to be in it to win it!!
Happy crafting and I look forwards to seeing your take on Marlene's sketch.

Wednesday, February 09, 2011

...and there's more!

With this card I wanted to layer up the Martha Stewart punches....for full impact LOL!
I again really like the way this card works blending tones and textures together from the same range,
I keep saying it....simple yet effective!!
They'd make great notelets as a gift in a box and would be quick to make in a bundle.
Might have to keep this in mind for some up coming birthdays!!

Anyway on to the important bit, this is what I used:
Papers from American textured craft brown and Tim Holtz ideaology vintage shabby.
Martha Stewart punches:
Deep edge Cherry blossom trim, deep edge punch Garden gate, Punch around the page Rings and Edger Dollie lace.
Spellbinder nestabilities Lacey circles.
Tim Holtz Ideaology Ornate plates and brads.
Hero arts stamps Anytime messages.
I have finished the edges using Ranger distress ink Walnut stain.


My version of a step card!
Now the girls over on the Sugar Nellie Facebook page set a challenge last week to do a step card....the reason why I didn't enter, well I did this one instead.
On a 6 x 12" I have measured in 1 1/2" on the right then scored at 1, 2 and 7" on that strip and 6" on the main card.  To create the step you cut between the 1 and the 7" and then fold accordingly.
I was thinking a Valentine card....none heartie!!  :)
Get the bucket ready.....
"You hold the key to my heart!"
Well, I did warn you. 
It's about as mushy as I get.

What I have used:
Paper American craft textured coffee, brown and white card stock.
Hero art stamp Antique keys and Treasure the moments.
Martha Stewart edger punch String lace.
Spellbinders nestabilities labels 14.
Tim Holtz Idealology 7 keys & Adage tickets.
Ink StazOn brown, Ranger distress inks, Vintage photo and Walnut.

Tuesday, February 08, 2011

And there's more!

This card has been created using:
K & Co paper Berry sweet and American craft pink.
Stamp Hero arts You're the best.
Spellbinder nestabilities Eyelet square.
Zva creative bling in a wheel.
Martha Stewart corner punch loop.
Copics markers to colour.

This is a straight forward card with the addition of the strip of the bottom which is inspired by Becca over on You tube, with a slight adaption on my part to leave the area in the middle for a sentiment. 
Take you corner punches to the next level and have a play, you know you want to.  LOL
It takes a bit of practice but it's great fun and you are guaranteed a wonderful collection of itty bitty bits of paper all over the place. 

This next card was inspired by the wonderful Sarita over on Little Princess cards.  I so absolutely love her style, you must go over and check out her blog.
This card is very simple but effective and the ladies at Aberdeen picked up on it straight away wanting to know how it was done.
  The only thing that is a little scary is that you are stamping direct to the card so you've got to get it right first time! 
The embossed rectangle is created using my nesties to emboss direct to the card using my tan mat in the Big shot so that a cut is not made but you get a lovely image instead.  Finished with a bit of bling and ribbon.

I have used:
Stamps Hero arts Treasure the moments and PI Lindsay Mason Swirly birds.
Spellbinder nestabilities scalloped rectangle.
Black StazOn.
Zva creative bling on a wheel.
White card stock and ribbon recyled with many thanks Gayle!


This is a template from the lovely ladies over on Waltzing Mouse Stamps who have free templates for you to play with and also lots of yummy lovely stamps!
I printed the image direct on to the K & Co Berry Sweet paper and then made it up adding flowers and leaves using my Martha Stewart punches Cosmos flower and Frond branch with a Flora doodles petaloo embellishment in the centre.
The handle was made using the Martha Stewart punch Doily lace trim and the butterfly cut from the Berry sweet papers with wire added.
I did add a few wee chocolates to take to the demo but unfortunately it was after the picture was thinks they'd make great Easter baskets.

Finally today I'd like to say many thanks to the lovely Sharon who has sent me this award:

Now I have to forward it to 3 to 5 people who inspire me too.
Here goes:

1.  Marlena
2.  Ali
3.  Gayle
4.  Elaine
5.  Pat

I've picked guys over on the Sugar Bowl.....
sweet as candy guys!
Happy crafting to all.

Monday, February 07, 2011

Another day and more cards from the weekend to show.
The next stamp I have used was very popular at the Papeterie, in fact we ran out...but I'm sure they'll be topped up soon.
I loved it to as it makes a quick card but looks very effective.  (I hope you agree!)

For this card I have used:
Martha Stewart PATP Vintage lace. (my personal favourite just now!)
Hero arts Clings stamp Silhouette flower and Treasure the moments.
Zva creative bling in a wheel black.
Plain white card stock and American craft textured card black.
StazOn black ink.

The easel card I have adjusted slightly in size to take into account the 5" PATP.
I have used two 5" squares and a strip of 4" x  9" to join them together so that you can not see the black under the punched surround.
Simple but effective me thinks!

The second card I have used the same stamp but just stamped it differently using my distress inks and combining colours.

I have used:
Hero art stamp as above and Anytime messages.
Ranger distress inks Antique linen, Vintage photo, Weathered wood and Faded jeans.
Tim Holtz Journaling Tickets.
American craft textured card light brown and white plus Tim Holtz Ideaology shabby vintage blue paper.
Martha Stewart scallop two dot edger punch.
Zva creative bling in a wheel blue.

I used the ranger inks and blended them on the stamp till I got the two tone texture I wanted edging with the darker colours.
Out of the two I have to admit that although blue is my favourite colour there is something classical about black on white....and sometimes I can't help going back to the old saying...
"less is more!"

Happy crafting to you all back with more later.

Sunday, February 06, 2011

Two postings in one day!!
On a roll.
Here is another of my cards from the demo.
I have used:
Paper K & Co McKenna collection and American textured cardstock neutral range.
Stamp Hero Arts clings "Friend" which I've coloured with my copics and layered the flowers and leaves adding bling.
Punches Martha Stewart corner loops and Deep edge punch Blossom eyelet.
Spellbinder shapeabilities fancy tags.
Ribbon from my stash.

I loved playing with this Hero art stamp and together with the K & Co papers gives a real feel of....
dare I say "Laura Ashley!"  (ness)  :)
I used to love all things LA but more recently I've tended to go more minimal at home at least
....therefore less time to do the housework and more time to craft...
There is method in my madness!
Loving the new MS deep edge punches too.  :)

Today I would like to start by giving a big
"THANK YOU" to all the lovely ladies who came to see me at the The Papeterie yesterday.
I had fun and I hope you did too.
Thanks to Charlotte for letting me use the Store Grand Calibur and large is a fab machine....I really NEED one!
Great to see you too Lorraine.

On to what we were playing with.....well, we had of course the Grand Calibur, Spellbinder Nestabilities, Martha Stewart punches, Hero art and PI stamps, Kay & Co/American craft/ Ranger papers, Tim Holtz goodies and distress inks.

To make the wall hanging I have used:
Ranger Grungeboard bracket book
Paper Tim Holtz Ideaology Shabby vintage pink, American craft pink textured card.
Spellbinders nestabilities Labels 1 and 14.
Martha Stewart Punches:  Cosmos flower, Frond branch, Vintage lace corner punch, Lace heart edger punch, Scallop 2 dot edger punch.
Hero art stamps Anytime messages.
Ranger distress ink Spun sugar.
Zva Creative bling in a wheel & jewel brads.
Ribbon and bell from my stash.

Friday, February 04, 2011

Remember I said on my last post that I'd won something over on Marlene's Blog and it was a surprise?
Well look what arrived in the post this morning.

Thanks so very much Marlene.  You are so very generous.  I can't wait to play.
Off to Aberdeen tomorrow.....hoping that I feel better than I do now though.....think I might be coming down with what my son has had this week..if it can just stay off till tomorrow night I'll be happy!

Thursday, February 03, 2011

Well, I did take a picture of WOYWW yesterday but then I forgot to post it. 
What a shame!  You don't know how lucky you are!
It had nothing to do with the fact that it was such a muddle at all.
Muddle, ha!
That is really an understatement...guess you'll have to wait till next week to see if I've tidied it or not.
I've been so productive this week even the rest of the house is covered in itty bitty bits of paper and 3d foam backs plus I've hoovered and it ain't helped....
I must have a secret compartment in my socks that scatters them as I wander around the place just in case I get lost like Hansel and Gretel....
that way I can find my way back to "the craft den!" 

Tuesday, February 01, 2011

So tell me....where did January go.  Is it me or did it go fast?!
On to month two in my 365 calender and as it is the month of LOVE, get out that bucket, I thought I'd go all romantic!
Now those of you who know me know I'm not a "hearty" person.  It is only recently with crafting that I have found myself using more without shying away and I think I have worked out why!

As a child of around about 11 I was allowed to pick my room decor and I chose red love hearts!
It was MY choice, there I have admitted it.
I then had to live with it...I had everything matching, yep I was as bad then as I am now, LOL.
So guess I "overdosed" on red love hearts well into my teenage years and beyond!  That's my excuse anyway.

As explained earlier in my blog this challenge has been set by Kate over on The Kathryn Wheel and loads of other crafty pals are taking part so go on over and see what everyone has done.
I have used:
Paper red and white plus Bo-bunny red spotty
Tattered angels glimmer mist gold and chalkboard strawberry shortcake
White acrylic paint and bubble wrap
Fire brick Ranger distress ink
Chipboard heart as template and cricuit plaintin schoolbook for lettering plus letra set for days of week.
Because of all the hearts and the edging I didn't add anymore stamping around the edging like I had first planned feeling that "less is more" symptom kicking in!
I really enjoyed painted everywhere red and gold!! 
That's the only thing with glimmer mists, they're beautiful, but boy they get everywhere, tee hee.

Oh and before I forget here is my January completed too:

Before I shoot today I'd like to big up the wonderful Marlene, go and check out her blog she has been doing some beautiful work of late....not that it isn't always beautiful as it is...but she is on a roll just now!!
She has also had lots of candy to give away of late and woop, woop, I've won the bonus candy??!!! 
Thank you very muchly Marlene....cyber hugs heading your way and congratulations to all the other winners.
I'll let you know what it is at a later date....

Now on to this week.  On Saturday I shall be demoing over at The Papeterie in Aberdeen 10 till 4 using Martha Stewart punches, Spellbinder Nestabilities and Hero Art stamps.  First one of the year!
Better crack on as got a fab parcel from Personal Impressions last night with lots of yummy stash to play with. 
Better try and get in tune with those creative where did I put them?!
Happy crafting!