Sunday 30 September 2012

GDT Natilie and Amys Challenge new challenge

Good morning my wonderful bloggers dosnt the weekend fly.....another little surprise in store for me was to be asked to do a GDT month  over at Natilie and Amys blog wow!!!! was really chuffed to make a card for them and this week the challenge is

Birthdays with BLING!!!!!

they have a wonderful super !!! prize on offer a voucher to the winner of a amazing voucher to spend in their shop HERE...why not join in with this brilliant challenge visit their shop full of goodies .... heres my card i made and just for a change its
 PINK & Girly with a bit of bling !!!!

i coloured my little girl in inks...added flowers from wild orchids ..ruffle rose trim a couple of hand made pins ..bling to the corners and topped of with glitter and a satin bow i hope you like her and dont forget pop into the challenge blog and view the other wonderful cards the DT team have  made
many big thanks for popping in and leaving me such uplifting comments that make my days of crafting  so worthwhile..and special  MWAH!!!!!!!! to you all that take precious time out of your day to leave me such wonderful comments
Big Sassy Hugs to you all 
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Saturday 29 September 2012

Nicecrane Christening Box

A very good morning my we have clear blue skies...but looks nippy...not complaining as its Saturday my do what i want,,well sort off..i had some wonderful images sent to me as part of the DT for    nicecranedesigns. and i just love them so had to have a play wasnt sure what to come up with wanted something other than a card so i made a heart box..covered in lace ribbons and bows some chiffon flowers and the wonderful image of the sweet baby i have not  fixed the lining in yet but there is room for a small silver bracelet or gift i hope you like it..

was a but miffed as my top lace is more ivory than white but as i did it last night it looked white.well throughly enjoyed glueing and adding my lace and i think its quite pretty as you know me girly and frills.....have a wonderful day enjoy and stay safe sassy hugs to you all and many appreciated comments recieved your all the best sorry not the best piccis..the sun might be out but its not in my windows,,huh!!!!

Friday 28 September 2012

Crafty catz challenge Lace and ribbons

Morning my gorgeousness....its my turn to host the new challenge this week
on your creations
we are sponsored by the wonderful

So your challenge this week will mean you have to raid that stash drag out those ribbons and lush laces 
Also congratulations to last weeks winner for THE BUTTONS Challenge set by KIM the standard as ever so close so glad Random Generator makes the decision for our winner it would be too hard for us to pick one cad from the wonderful entries..
onto my card

i coloured my image with pro markers and used bronze liquid pearls for some parts of the design elements..homemade pins with pale green pins flowers wild orchids chiffon ribbon from stash and a pair of broken green sparkly earrings..waste not 
added ribbon and lace (of course)
please pop on over HERE FOR CRAFTY CATZ and view the Girls superb cards

i hope you like her a themed in greens (makes a change from Pinks lol!!!!)

TTFN be around to look at your fabulous creations sassy hugs to everyone for the support and encouragement and thanks to my teamies for putting up with me hehehe love them all

Thursday 27 September 2012

Purple Saturated Canary

Hiya my sweeties....two post in one day crickey but not being well i havent really crafted for myself had DT work to do and it was all i could manage BUT last night i had two colours in my head i just had to have a play so coloured in lilacs and lemons a saturated canary i have had a few weeks now ..coloured with promarkers  not too well though as it was not in good light but shes passable i just had to get the colour combo..trimmed with some lemon lace a rather huge lilac satin bow..two handmade pins with dark purpley gems and of course woudnt be mine would it if there were no flowers lol!!!! anyways i hope you mght like her just a teeny bit ...thanks again for all the support and emails it really was superb of you sassy still going...sassy hugs to you all that take the time to leave me a wonderful comment it really makes a huge difference you so the best bloggers in the world...xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Craft Us Crazy New DT and New Challenge 27

A New DT for me.....Yahhhhh!!!! a mamoosive hello to my gorgeousness and want you all to know at last  how happy i am i can tell you all my little  secret ...... i have been  asked to join the DT Teamies at Craft us Crazy...of course i said yes!!! this is my first post  for the team so hope i don't let anyone down...the theme is with our bi weekly challenges
Halloween or Anything goes 
Our wonderful Sponsor are the fabulous 
so dust off those cob webs.... ghosts and ghoul's or sweet and sassy or just  plain wacky..anything goes.... have fun that's all we ask..please click the bar above to take you there...quicker than a broomstick!!!!!your challenge awaits.............cant wait to see what you make...

digis for the winner..please check out her lovely store
The Cutting Cafe is happy to award the winner her/his choice of any 3 Printable Stamp sets.

want to send my comgrats to the other chosen  New DT's im sure we will be working just tickity BOOO!!!!...(seeing we are approaching Halloween lol!!!)
so here's what i came up with and considering i have never made a Halloween themed card before in my life this was a challenge i do hope you like her my Halloween Tag complete with candy..which fits in the back

a fabulous image that i won so couldn't think of a better one as i just hadn't anything 
halloweeny..but she is so cute........its been a funny old few weeks...but getting stronger..and with all works being done and all meds and tests completed till another 6 weeks and then nice for me ..ttfn lots of sassy hugs..your the best ...xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Monday 24 September 2012

Saturated in Blues

Morning my gorgeousnes.............well what a gloomy day.....was off to hospital today all ready  but just had it cancelled for a full day its hi ho hi ho off too work i go...with a shovel and a pick and a ruddy big brollie its cat and dogs today ...but pleased .im feelings heaps better..thanks for all the well wishes and emails they really kept me going....i havent had much mojo of late either but tried to colour a card last night nothing too special but its a start..ive had this pretty saturated cananry for ages nad havnet done much with her so out she came coloured her with promarkers added satin bow and some dark blue roses lso glittered her frock....havent done a great job on her must practise funny how one day its fine the next its pants lol!.....anyways..i was so chuffedat my little spot light yesterday that cheered my achy pains how nice was that???....felt rather humble and very honoured though...right me darlinks must grab the brollie and venture out ...ttfn ooodles of sassy hugs ..hello to my new followers too welcome and hope you stick around will get back to viewing your wonderous creations....

Sunday 23 September 2012

Well i never....well chuffed this made my week

Wow what a pleasant surprise from REDONKULOUS....HERE FOR DIGIS...This past week, I chose a winner for my first time ever challenge.  This was such a special moment for me, so I wanted to make it a special moment for the winner, Sassy.  I chose to put Sassy in the spotlight this week, and found out that she not only creates beautiful cards, but she has a wonderful heart too, from helping people in her daily life, to putting a lot of thought and TLC into her cards.  You will also see Sassy's cards throughout blogland.  In fact, I just stumbled upon her work on theCrafty Catz Blog, and once again my eye was drawn to her beautiful creations!  I was pleasantly surprised it was Sassy's card!  I will be sponsoring the Crafty Catz in March and July of 2013!  It's a small blog world isn't it!?!?  :)

Here is Sassy's winning card, followed by her story:

I'd love it if you can tell us a little bit about yourself:
I'm a 59 year old mum and nan to 7 grandchildren.  I live and work in a historic midland town in Warwickshire looking after older people.  I have been in this job for 13 years and live on site with my Hubby and our beautiful cat Marvina, who escorts me whilst doing my calls, and who is still waiting for me if i have had to go into their homes.  No matter how long I have been, she is still there waiting for me outside...ready to follow me when I carry on with my daily routine.  The residents think she behaves more like a dog than a cat, and she is well loved.

When did you start creating cards?
I started crafting 10 years ago as a hobby.

What/who inspired you to create cards?
I have always been interested in arty stuff and joined a local art shop in learning different techniques and it has progressed from there.

Do you sell your handmade cards or do you do it for fun?
I sell quite a few commissions, which I love and see it as a challenge.  I just feel so happy when the recipient is happy with their card.  I do try and incorporate something about the person the card is for... like a favourite colour, girly or not, flouncy or frilly, vintage or modern etc.  I feel then, it makes it extra special just for them. No two are ever the same although I struggle with mens cards but will always have a try. 

What is your favourite occasion to create cards for?
I haven't a favourite occasion, but like to make sure the embellishments are taken into account always with the person or occasion in mind.  I'm quite a choccy box kinda gal, but not everyone likes loads of flowers or ribbon.  I try and tailor and personalise each card with every order I receive...

How long do you typically spend on a card?
Each card can take hours, especially if colouring is needed.  I always lay out my design before I glue, and try to balance the card. I'm also a matchy girl; making sure my papers, colours, and embellishments all work together.

What handy tips would you like to share with someone who is just starting to craft?
Just be yourself, let out the inner you, go with the flow - but whatever you do, be proud that you made it.  Looking back, my crafting has got me through many a bad times, and the best thing I ever did was get a blog...and give thanks for all the very special people it has lead me to find.DIGI BOUGHT FROMHERE!!!! 

Friday 21 September 2012

Crafty Catz Buttons * DT CALL

Good morning my sorry for the lack of commenting or blogging but am really going through the  mill or the wringer this chest infection and a bout of flu like symptoms on top  really is being a stubborn one to get under control ive finished my second course of antibiotics and steroids and yet im still out of breath with a rattle like a old bag pipe however some  improvement but still struggling just to get through each day.i have been back to bed everyday since the 10th September .and because i walk allot in my work im dragging myself round tyring to pretend im fine its along story with work..wont bore you all with the ins  and outs but thank god its Friday..even though i had a little break ive been back 2 days im kancked  ...
right enough waffle so before you all loose the Will to live onto our new challenge at
Craft Catz

the them this Week is set by the lovely 

she wants to see
on your creations anice easy one
our sponsors this week are

The stamping Boutique

we still have our DT call and you dont have to do the lay out you can add your name to your creation this week remember to pop DT alongside your name  in the  mr Linky box or do the challenge link  whatever you prefer
so pleased i did my card early my card is a sponsors image coloured in promarkers i hope you like her

Friday 14 September 2012

Nicecranne *get well soon*

Evening my gorgeousness's. I hope your all enjoying your Friday Night im still pretty rough but  have had a little play with a cutie of a image from nicecranedesigns. . with whom i was given a DT honour to work with fabulous images....loved this little girl so coloured her up and as i have friend under the weather thought shed like this her fav colour is red so that ticks a box..ori could just keep it for myself lol!!!.coloured her with pro markers and think shes turned out not really full of mojo at the moment im finding it hard concentrating on lay out and just putting a card together is definitely not happening too well  ...but  i can colour and sit ..its relaxes I'm hopeful ill pick up again real soon  i do hope you might like her..sassy signing off as beds calling......ttfn many many thanks to everyone of you that takes precious time to leave a comment it reall does keep me smiling so big hugs MWAH!!!!! your the best xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

CRAFTY CATZ new challenge & DT CALL

Good morning my gorgeousnes...another day..although im off work on a 7 day break..hopefully now i can get better with out work in the way.....and now for our 

the challenge this week is set by the wonderful Aunty  Sue
and our fabulous sponsors are

Paper Shelter
Aunty sue would like to see browns and oranges on your creations...stunning combination

Now onto my DT card/s i loved the digis we were given by our sponsors  so much i made two...i they have some fabulous digis

hope you like them
coloured with promarkers added ribbons so lucky tohave the colours cut out butterflies leaves and roses

are these not just so cute digis hope i done them justice....

Matted and layered onto spot spots added sport ribbon buttons a doily and flowers with pin

DT CALL IS OUT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
if submitting DT call card please use the HERE link below to go straight to that post if your DT card is linked with the challenge it may not get spotted

Come on in and have a go..all welcome just follow our lay out
so you fancy a little DT challenge
we are opening the doors HERE for some new buddies to join our sligtly mad but everso friendly team heres what the lovely Carol said

Good Morning bloggers
Do you wish you were part of a Friendly Happy Design Team, Have you ever thought of  applying for a DT then thought  Mmmm  no chance, well go for it ladies and gents.
We are planning to increase our team now and again after Christmas as there is going to be a few different things going on in the New Year
There is a few things we would want back

1. Able to commit to a card every week (please don't over commit yourself  take on board what you already have to do)
2. Spend extra time during the week  hopping from blog to blog leaving comments (You will be allocated set No's)
3. Able to use digi images (Some of our sponsor will supply digi images to use)

4. Write up a chosen  challenge and schedule it ready for the weekly post on Crafty Catz (Everyone takes their turn)

5. Have fun and make new cyper friends along the way!

Now we would like you to do a special card just for us using the sketch below, 

when you have made your card do a post showing your creation on your blog telling peeps about the DT call  and then come and leave us a comment on this post so we can pop round to your blog for a quick sneak peak.

The DT call will close on Wed 19th Sept at 10p.m..  
then we can chose our new teamies by the weekend 22/23rd Sept 
Lucking forward to seeing your DT creations
x Carol x

Please pop along and have a go, we ;love you to join in ..its fun 
will be catching up with blogs asap...and well done to our winner last week fab card sassy hugs xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Wednesday 12 September 2012

Sunny day and HUGE GIVEAWAY

Hiya everyone of my gorgeousness...well sadly  NO card.but sunny picci of Santorini. sending a sunny glow for all that might need one and thought  i would pop in and say hello i ended up in Hospital on Monday afternoon i have a really bad chest infection and felt awfully poorley really pain..couldnt breathe i was gasping   no energy. i did talk them round in the end after a few hours on the ward to let me come they dosed me up on meds..nebs..injections...but i needed to work as you know i have had probs with my employers as its not long ago i was off poorley then and i had the exam...but that i did have to have been struggling through work,,in a way im glad as a resident needed me badly today and i got her into hospital i just knew something wasnt right.although the paramedics did say there was room for me too..he said i sounded like a rattle!!!but im feeling a bit better today and .hope they get her fixed up real soon  too..shes a little hunnie  . had a quick flick through some mail and of course some blogs i will catch up soon with you all i promise but leaving you with this fab giveaway from a wonderfully talented lady INGER  for those that dont know her  she is just WOW!!!!!! love her style she really has been a inspiration to me and im so happy i found her a few moths ago...and just LOOK!!!! at what 
shes giving away CLICKHERE   
ends Sept 30th

Sassy back soon .xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Saturday 8 September 2012

Black & White & ribbon girl giveaway

Afternoon my lovely people....had a really nice lie in this nice to have to go to work on such a lovely day..although i have missed half off it lol!!! my card is a quickie i have made for my son & DL wedding anniversary this month...their wedding theme was black and white so have popped these two colours together i had to do a less is!!!!! for me really my daughter in law is not the fussy fussy flowery type a gal..its a wonder she had a wedding dress and not jeans on their day....(so i had to tie one hand round my back to stop me from diving into my lace and  flower box..) anyway a quick simple card i dont like the font now so i will change it later off for a late shower.....welcome to my new followers happy to have you on board......happy sunny smiles and sassy hugs xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

                                                                     The Wedding.........
before i go 

Friday 7 September 2012

CRAFTY CATZ 149# Christmas challenge

Morning  my cherry bobbins...cor sunshine again..crikey!!!! but this leads  strangly  .... straight to our New Challenge at CRAFT CATZ....this weeks theme  set by our Suzie is
so we want to see snow...sparkle and greens... rbbon full of the christmas season.its is a coming.... a lovely easy peasy just for you .so dig out those embellies christmas fairy.anything just get creative and show us some of your fabulous snowy christmas cards.....
we are sponsored this week by

Crimson Cloud
free die cuts for the winner
pelase visit the blog and see what we have been up too..and leave my teamies some christmas love

heres my Dt card
I have used a MO's digi
matted and layered onto hearts cut with my sizzix
coloured her with promarkers and flex added glitter also 
added my usual complement of wild orchids flowers and some twine..ribbons and bows a ginger bread man ..small pom pom trim
added a tiny heart tag inside the top layer.. some of the papers were from my candy win from Nannaseaside along with the ribbons too

hope you like her have a super sunny day...will be round visiting your wonderful blogs
 ttfn sunny sassy FRIDAY!!!!!!! hugs xxxxxxxxxxx

Thursday 6 September 2012

Back to Vintage

A very good morning my gorgeousness..well suns shining so far off  in a while to get my rounds done and see all my oldies are all ok....hope its not as busy today as yesterday..but in my job one never knows what the day has for card today is back to vintage haven't done  a vintage card for what seems ages and as ever i was back in  my comfort zone and this is what i came up with rather a choccy box ott,,,but i just love adding all the bits and bobs with vintage cards i found a lovely pad of papers from paper mania called A silent night based on vintage Christmas paper quality is superb..and the colours are Burgundy's and goldy tones really bonny paper....and again had a good sniff,,mmm love new paper..anway ill stop rambling...i matted a layer a bit on this card and placed at jaunty angle lol!! sizziz fram in antique papers what bit you can see...chiffon bow and satin... distressed roses a hatpins i altered and a little computer generated sentiment....of course some lush lace and i found some old peel offs now i hardly ever use them now...gave like millions of sheets away but kept a few borders and corners so put a bit on to bring out the gold...right must dash.....will deffo be taking a good mooch round your blogs...ttfn love and sassy hugs thanks again for all the comments that make me smile....MWAH!!!!!!!xxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Wednesday 5 September 2012

Time for The Wise Owl

Hiya my luvverlies...just finished a long and busy shift..phew im nacked.....gorgeous days like today poop me out..feeling my age.....anyway i made this card a couple of weeks ago for a challenge and completly didnt read the theme lol!!!! my poor little patchwork owl has not  been shown awwwwwwwww!!! but today i found a challenge i think i can  pop him into.....coloured in promarkers added different reversable papers and faux stiched added rolled paper flowers and leaves... from bits of the papers i used ..waste not added some ribbon it hadnt any before and also added  some little quotes   hence his title *the wise owl* Love..Peace..dream and believe..added a metal clock face and GOOGLY EYES ..just love em dosnt take much to keep me happy !!! coloring isnt too good ..its a very  small pattern and i hadnt got my extra fine nibs when i coloured him up  and close work is difficult with me poor pretend you cant see it....heheh.....right must tackle ever more irionig..deep joy where does it all come from??...have a super rest of the day helloooo to my new followers happy to have you on board..thenak you from the bottom of my heart for all the wonderful comments you so kindly leave me still smiling ttfn.sunny sassy hugs to you all xxxxxxxxxx


Monday 3 September 2012

Snow Fairy

Hiya tis only me my gorgeousness.......hope you all had a lovely week end have been out today with hubs making the most of my last few days of my annual leave and to get myself ready for exams on the 11th Sept...Got to travel to Worcester for the day at Head nice for me...Not!!!...right i coloured this little Mo's digi fairy in a couple of weeks ago i bought some new pro markers and for the life i cant think what colour it was but i rather like the bluey grey...added a few silver sticklers...some pearl spacers and a pearl...made from a broken earring..the backing paper is like a shiny pearl from a masculine pack i have had forever.....and some spotty paper from hot diggity dog by Andrea Jayne..i do so love these papers....i cut a nestie oval added two of my altered pins a double white bow and a few flowers.....oh and i  painted white two metal  corners from wild orchids....i hope you like her i think shes rather a cutie...will have a pop round your blogs after i have hoovered thed bed...YES!!!! im hoovering the bed...can think of a million other things id like to do...but needs must.....Sassy sunny hugs ..may big thanks for all the most welcome comments..there keeping me all smiley ..xxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Sunday 2 September 2012

Vintage Christmas Nicrane designs

Morning gorgeousness...well up early for a the sweet fresh smell of freshly ironed folded  laundry...the beds all pristine and fresh.....everywhere sparkles like a new pin the  smell of polish mixed with fragrant flowers..looking out of sparkly clean my car gleaming in the sunshine  ...sheer..Heaven .*THUMP!!!!*..well back  to reality lol!!!!! haven't done a thing..well except more washing and stripped the having a break and finished my card   from nicecrane..a picci from the Ladies sheet...used vintage sizziz ornate frame..mounted on papers from my stash ..added Christmas flowers a touch of glitter on the snow..ribbon and two large vintage hat pins i altered and topped off with a small tag out the top of the card with ribbon and lace.. i hope i have  given this the vintage treatment i hope you like it sorry picci s not that good today...well must get in gear....have a super sunday sassy hugs xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Saturday 1 September 2012

Purple Birthday Girl

Wow what a day the times just flew!!!!!!!!!!....washing dry and now the greatest of joy..the ironing lol!!!! i have been trying to get my colouring in better and found KIM on you tube and blogger she uses pro markers and has such a easy going tone that i could watch and listen to  her all day colouring with her help and my viewing this is what i came up with i give credit to her for the colour combo too as im quite useless in bright colours...and although i mucked up me boots... i loved the image she coloured i just had to buy it from.
HERE...isn't she cute and look at me a dash of mulberry in her hair lol!!! i hope she likes it as its down to her and hope you like it too..have a wonderful eve off to do something else like make the bed..shift that heap of irioning  oh dear!!!!.....i get so engrossed time flew today...will pop back to see what you've all been creating ttfn and hugs for the sweetest comments that do really make me smile.xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx