17 September 2009

The Sugar Bowl challenge 19

Hello fellow bloggers, sorry its been a while things have been a bit hectic what with the first week of school and all, but things are settling down a little now. So I thought I would enter into the challenge at The Sugar Bowl which is a fab sketch by Marlene, thanks sweetie its a goodun and I will be using it again and again.

Anyway, here's my contribution to the challenge and I used my 'Daisy' stamp which was one of the very first stamps I bought from Sugar Nellie and I love her dearly she's so adorable and a dream to colour. The papers I used are from my one and only Basic Grey 'sugared' pad and boy oh boy did I break into a sweat cutting into these little beauties but I figured I couldn't keep and stroke them forever!!

Right, just a short post today, I'm so tired I'm nearly dropping off at the computer and I can hear my pillow calling.

Sorry I haven't left any comments this past week but I will try and get around to see everyone's gorgeous work tomorrow. Take care, hope you are all okay.


8 September 2009

Double Trouble!

Hi my fellow bloggers, hope you all have had a good Monday. Well it has been a little quieter here today as one half of my motley crew when back to school. Here's a quick piccie of Luke before he went to school this morning. It doesnt seem possible that my little boy is now in year 3.

Well he thoroughly enjoyed his day. My other little one though is a different kettle of fish, she is in denial at the moment that she will be going back to preschool on Wednesday, so I am not looking forward to it. I can't bear the thought of having to leave her there if she doesnt want to go, but I mustn't make a scene, I will be a big girl and just get on with it. Help!

Sorry I haven't done a card today, but I will leave you with one last piccie before I go. Hope you don't mind.

They were playing cowboys here. Emilie is such a little tomboy but thats having a big brother for you!

Well I'll catch up soon. Hope you all have a good Tuesday and manage to get some crafty time in. I'll will be trying my hardest to get some time in.




7 September 2009

"Brrrrrr, its cold outside"

Hi folks, hope you all have had a great weekend. We've had a good one trying to make the most of our time together as the kiddiwinkles go back to school on Monday, well my son goes Monday and my little baby girl goes Wednesday morning. At the beginning of the hols I was thinking oh my god seven weeks but its been great and I really dont want them to go back I wish I could have just one more week. Its going to seem so quiet. I think what makes it worse is my son is going up to junior school yr 3 he's growing up so fast into a well mannered and intelligent boy we're so lucky, but then I'm just biased. Anyway, enough of my ramblings and feeling sorry for myself I'm sure I'll get back into the swing of things in no time.

As promised I've managed to finish off my first Crimbo card of the year. I used an old sketch from Friday Sketchers to help with the layout as I find it doesnt come that easily with me and I need a little help with layouts as otherwise my cards just end up looking all the same and quite flat.

Decided to decorate the inside quite simply have just added some tiny punched snowflakes to the background paper, but they don't show up that well.
The stamp used is a Sugar Nellie "Snowflake" from Funky Kits and coloured with my copics. Had to have a bit of glitter on her but I don't think my piccie shows it. I do apologise I'm no photographer. Sorry not sure what the papers are, but I know next time I will choose my papers first before I colour and not the other way round as I so had trouble matching up colours, but its a lesson learned.
Anyway, got to dash as I need to do some last minute checks just to make sure I've got everything ready for school, but knowing me I've probably forgotten something!
Thank you for dropping by it is very much appreciated and any comments are most welcome I love to know you popped in. Have a great day, see you soon.

5 September 2009

My little friend

I love Autumn the crisp mornings and the smell of the leaves I'm just a country girl at heart. I love hedgies too so when I saw the Autumn stamps at Funky Kits I knew I had to have them in my sticky little mits (well look at me I'm adding a link in my text!!).

Well when I saw the sketch over at the Sugar Bowl (just to prove its not a fluke I've done it again!) I just had to have a go so this is going to be my entry. Had so much fun with this and its a sketch I will definately be using again. I love sketches as sometimes my mojo does a runner and they really help me out so I'm always saving them for future use.

So without further ado heres my little piece of paper art and I hope you like it. I love the look that distressing brings but when I try it it just seems to end up a dirty mess so the nearest I get to it is inking around the edges which is what I have done a little of here but not sure if you can see it.
Right, off now to put together my first Crimbo card so hopefully if all goes well I'll be back tomorrow. Take care folks and hope you all have a great Sunday. Its my little ones last day before they go back to school so we are going to do something special. Thank you for taking the time to have a peek and any comments are appreciated I love hear what you think.
Hugs Ann-Marie xxx
Papers: My Mind Eye bloom & grow
Tools: Martha Stewart doily punch, Leone Em Leaves, Retro flower punch
Stamp: Autumn kit from Funky Kits
Buttons and ribbon from stash

Magnolia candy

Yea its Saturday and what does that mean, thats right its Simon Says Stamp Saturday Surprise time over on Bevs. Every week there is a stamp up for grabs so don't forget to check it out. Anyway, its just a quick one from me at the mo, will pop back later hopefully with a card. Its just me and the kiddiwinkles today as daddy has gone a travelling to a football match!

Ann-Marie xxx

4 September 2009

More candy!

Hello again just wanted to mention Caroline also has some gorgeous candy up for grabs. Pop on over and enter for your chance to win. Also don't forget to check out her creations whilst there as she is also one very talented lady.


Bev's sweet candy

Just a quick one from me - just wanted to let you know about Bev's sweet candy she is offering over on her blog. Its "Elodie" one of the gorgeous new Sarah Kay stamps. Pop on over to Bev's at All the things I love and enter for a chance of winning it. Whilst there take the time to check out her blog its beautiful she makes some stunning creations I always come away feeling inspired!

Happy Friday everyone! I'll be back soon.