Wednesday, 28 January 2009

PREVIEWS OF NEW FAITH STAMPS.....

I have finished creating a new range of Faith stamps for you all. :) :) Ooh really enjoyed designing these.
Here is a preview of them and they are available for pre-order from today if you want to be one of the first ones to own them, email if you would like to place an pre-order before Sunday or pop on over to The Crafty Pad (Faith's home and challenge spot) on Sunday and order from there. :)

They will be available from The Crafty Pad to buy from Sunday 1st February.

So let me introduce Faith - she's got the Word Range of stamps to you...:)



So what do you think of them so far?

All prices and sizes etc will be available on Sunday along with close up images of the lady herself. :)

Monday, 26 January 2009

Challenge card for....

Sketch Saturday Wow I am on a roll this week - this is the second challenge I have managed to do - yayyyy. :)
I have not been able to blog as often as I used to nor indeed craft - life sort of gets in the way sometimes..lol

Anyway here is my take on the wonderful sketch, I have use my faith face stamp. This card is very simple and uncluttered for me, but I like it..:)
I used alcohol inks on acetate and stamped with stayzon ink. Also used the alcohol inks on the brads, edged the card and mat with gold pen and added ribbon/lace to finish and sentiment. :)



Thanks for looking. :)

I have been challenged by..

the lovely Fe. The challenge is to post up the 6th picture from your 6th folder..that got me wondering just what I had there??? But it is safe to post on the blog LOL.. You then have to nominate 6 others. :)

Here is mine:-

This is a photo I had taken last year of a lily in my garden. :) The colour is so vibrant - gorgeous isn't it?

Now here are the lovely bloggers I am going to challenge:-

Paula -

Chooks -

Tina -

Maxine -

Rozzy -

Carol -

DCM challenge this week and

Fe from PCJ has done a tutorial on apertures, (the tutorial is on the PCJ blog). So I am using this card for both - DCM challenge is HEARTS:) I haven't managed to enter their challenge for ages. Here is my take on their challenge - I have used Faith blowing Hearts from my second set of Faith stamps - available here
I chalked the background and stamped a random image over. Used my nesties to cut the aperture. Stamped Faith onto the mat from the aperture that I covered with pink paper. Added some ribbon, lace, bloom and buttons to finish. :)





Sunday, 25 January 2009

It is Challenge 6 over at

The Crafty Pad. :) The challenge this week is MIXED MEDIA and boy do we have some fabulous creations over there for you. :)
Not only is it a great challenge but you do not necessarily have to use a FAITH stamp - but if you do use a Faith stamp then you will be entered into the draw twice and once if you use another make of stamp...now that can't be bad can it. So lets see you all join in on the fun this week. :)

Here is my creation for this week...I have also done a wee tutorial for it(pop over to the crafty pad to see it) Hope you enjoy. :)
I have used FAITH looks Sure this week....



There is of course a prize for the winner - some foam letters and shaped brads and photo tags. :)


Saturday, 24 January 2009

SNEAKY PEEKY...


for The Crafty Pad challenge tomorrow. I really enjoyed doing this challenge. :) Would be absolutely fabulous if you were to join in...all you need to do is buy a wee Faith stamp HERE - there is a selection to choose from and then join in on all our fun. :) :)

Wednesday, 21 January 2009

Blog Robin - fancy taking part?

Well Claire's next issue of her online mag will soon be ready for readers. Visit The Secret Corridor and find out more......

A few weeks ago Dawn left a comment on Juliet's blog for a "Round Robin Blog Hop" request which is all part of Claire's magazine, well she got chosen - so this issue Dawn is the Blog Robin, so if you want to be part of the Round Robin Blog Hop please leave a comment at Dawns blog HERE, a Robin will then be chosen at random in 2 weeks time and featured in the next issue.

So come and join in the fun and leave your comment at Dawn's! You can also contribute to the mag too AND there is a challenge to design a new "Blog Robin"....





Monday, 19 January 2009

Secret Saturday Crafters Challenge..

This weeks is 'HEARTS' challenge over on their blog. What a great challenge to make a card for your loved one - Valentines Day soon..:)

Here is my card for their challenge - i have used Faith blows Hearts from my Faith range of stamps available HERE



Sunday, 18 January 2009

All is revealed..

This is the card I have made using Faith Casual for this weeks challenge over at The Crafty Pad
The challenge this week is to make you card 'Nice & Bright' and there is a prize up for grabs for the winner too. :) Why not pop on over and check it out - would love to see you there. :)

Here is my card - I have made a 'Spring Up' card - and I think it is nice and bright - just what we need to cheer us up on this wet, windy, dull January.





And here is a picci of what you could win - we all need flowers, brads and dome stickers..:)


Saturday, 17 January 2009

Sneaky Peek...

at my card I have made for Sundays challenge over at The Crafty Pad. Please come and join in with the challenges and we have a great guest designer as well as our very lovely talented DT members too. :) :)



Friday, 16 January 2009

Decorated candle....

Here is a candle I have decorated using the tissue paper method. I have actually done a picture step by step tutorial to go with it for PCJ blog...so pop on over there and check out the full instructions if you would like to know how I done it. :) :) I also made this sweet wee tag to go with it too. :) :)



Monday, 12 January 2009

3 gorgeous awards.....

have been given to me from my lovely pals Lea and Tina


This one is from Lea..thank you so much:)


These two are from Tina..thank you so much. :)


Now I am to pass on to 7 people and let you all know 7 facts about myself..Hmmmm

1. I am from N. Ireland orginally.
2. I love curries.
3. I have tattoos on my left arm.
4. I really hate sausages.
5. I am named after the midwife who delivered me.
6 I love flying.
7. I cannot sing to save my life. :) :)

Instead of passing these wonderful awards to only 7 people...anyone who would like to take it is more than welcome, because any blogs I visit are more than worthy..:)

Sunday, 11 January 2009

The Crafty Pad Challenge this week...

is a sketch using any of the Faith stamps. Here is my take on the sketch..you will have to bearwith me for a while because me and my OH are still feeling crook..an my mojo certainly has taken a down turn.....anyways here is my card for this week. :)

The Sketch:-


I have used Faith - Posh for this card:-



Photos are not great sorry...:(

And you could win this prize next week...


Tuesday, 6 January 2009

New range of Faith now available..

Full details of my new range of Faith - With Love is over on The Crafty Pad
All images and sizing and pricing etc are there too...pop on over and see what you think..:) :) :)

Sunday, 4 January 2009

The Crafty Pad Challenge 3 and Previews........

Over at the crafty pad our third challenge is ......'All Tied up with a Bow'.....put at least one bow on your creation. :)
Here is my card..


THERE ARE ALSO PREVIEWS OF THE NEW STAMPS AVAILABLE FROM TUESDAY..HERE'S A TASTER OF ONE...POP OVER AND CHECK THEM OUT. :)



Saturday, 3 January 2009

Sneaky Peek...:)

at tomorrows's challenge over at The Crafty Pad It just a wee tease and taster of whats to come..lol Hope you can join in on the challenges soon. :) Love to see you all there. :)




We still have the flu...we actually got up feeling worse this morning..:( OH has gone back to bed and I think I will have a nap on the sofa.


Thursday, 1 January 2009

HAPPY NEW YEAR and an award

to everyone and I hope 2009 is a great year for us all. :)
We went out last night and we always do fancy dress - I went as a punk rocker....so thought I would share this pic with you. :) It was taken before we left the house.
We had a great night with all our friends but 3/4 the way through the night I began to feel hot and bothered - yes, the dreaded flu bug has got me again- I can't believe it, I am now in bed feeling so hot and weak...but at least I managed to stay upbeat until we returned home late. So saw in the new year with my nearest and dearest...my son also made his way through the crowds to wish us a happy new year too and we had a few dances with him which was fabulous. :)

Stay well and healthy - that is my motto for 2009..lol



Here is a fantastic award I have received from Vanilla Hev'n...Hev made this herself to thank everyone for leaving her comments - how sweet and thoughtful is that....:) :) So I shall display this proudly. :)