Thursday, 31 March 2011

Under My Umbrella

Ella, ella eh eh eh under my umbrella! Sorry couldn't resist a bit of Rihanna there! This is another one of the latest Gillian Roberts design from Stampavie - called Under My Umbrella! Love her designs they are sooooo cute!

I used some lovely Bo Bunny papers that i found in my paper mountain! I coloured her using my beloved Copics, the flower is a gorgeous new Delightful Day Prima, a few Nestabilities, a swirly die and of course a Mini Message!

I would like to enter my card into the following challenges...

The Sweet Stop Sketches - 101

Digi Doodle Shop Challenge - Happy Birthday

Southern Girls - Add An Animal

Copic Creations - We've Got The Blues

Supplies - Stampavie Stamp, Bo Bunny Papers, Copics, Nstabilities, Prima Delightful Day, Mini Message & swirl die.

Wednesday, 30 March 2011

Fizzy Moon Flowers

Hurrah i have finally inked up my lovely new Fizzy Moon stamp!

I have loved these for a while but with all my design team duties i haven't had much of a chance to play with my new stamps, but now is the time!

Here is my first card..

This one i have made for my Step-Mum who also loves crafting so i hope she likes it.

I have used some of my lovely First Edition Desert Blooms Papers. I coloured using my lovely Copics, the big flower is one of the new Prima Flowers and the swirls are by Sizzix.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges...

Paper Cutz Challenge - 3 Patterned Papers

ABC Challenge - R for Roses

Let's Ink It Up - Die Cuts

Supplies - Fizzy Moon Stamp, First Edition Papers, Copics, Primas, Jewels, Sizzix Swirls, Nestabilities, Leaf Punch & Glitter

Tuesday, 29 March 2011

Our Little Lamb

I am so lovin' the Nitwit ranges at the moment as you can probably tell!

I whipped up another quickie card using the In The Meadow collection!
I love all the pretty pastels and you could use it for a new baby, spring or easter card!

We will be getting these ranges in at My Mums Craft Shop very soon so keep an eye out!

The papers and images are nitwits. All i have added is a bit of embossing & nestabilities.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges...

Supplies - Nitwits Papers & Images, Nestabilities & Cuttlebug Embossing Folder

Monday, 28 March 2011

Cards For Men Challenge 7

Another couple of weeks has flown by again and its Monday so time for a new challenge!

This fortnight the challenge is Embossing.

This can be any sort of embossing dry embossing, heat embossing or any other type!

This week's sponsor is Paper Pretties, head over to the CFM Blog to check out the cute prize!

The DT were lucky enough to be given some lovely Paper Pretties images to play with!

Here is what i came up with..

For this card i used the Digi Image Balloons For You. The paper is Kaisercraft, lots of Card Candi to embellish & a mini message. It is of course coloured with Copics. The embossing is done with a Cuttlebug Embossing Folder.

Make sure you head over the CFM Blog to enter our challenge and check out the rest of the Design Teams cards for fab inspiration!

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges...

Sketch Saturday Challenge 148

Fresh Brewed Challenge - More Than 2 Embellishments

Scrapbook Sisters Card Challenge - Anything Goes

Crafts & Me Challenge 27 - Anything Goes

Supplies - Paper Pretties Image, Kaisercraft Papers, Copics, Stickles, Cuttlebug Embossing Folder, Card Candi, SU Cardstock & Mini Message

Sunday, 27 March 2011

Nitwits Bunny

I love nitwits designs they are so whimsical and cute!

I picked up some papers and images up at a show a few weeks back and they are just perfect for whipping up fun and fast cards!

This one is made using Spring Whimsy

Don't you just love the soft muted spring colours!? Everything is Nitwits Spring Whimsy apart from Ribbon (Meiflower), Tiny Sentiments, Nesties & Roses!

I would like to enter my card into the following challenges...

Totally Papercrafts - Cuddly & Cute

Creative Card Crew - No Stamps

Sparkle Challenges - Springtime

Supplies - Nitwits Spring Whimsy, Tiny Sentiments, Roses & Ribbon

Saturday, 26 March 2011

No show special

Can't make the NEC?
Then head over to MMCS as we are offering FREE P&P on all orders
Just type in the code NOSHOW
I will back later with cards!

Friday, 25 March 2011

Christmas has come early!!

Yes it is literally like Christmas for me! Why? Because i went to the NEC show yesterday and bought loooooooooads of stuff! In my defence i don't get out much and well.. every gal has to treat herself sometimes! I went thinking i won't get too much stuff and recently bought a fair bit and have lots of design team stuff to do too...but well we all know plans like that never happen!

So here is some piccies of my new stash...lots of new techniques to try out!
Lots of inks and messy stuff to play with

Paint Fusion stuff i wanted to get - sheena was amazing, makes it look so easy!

Loads of embellishments and flowers that i 'needed'!

A few papers - as there weren't that many there!

Jewels, Ribbon and few embellishments
Lovely pre printed memory boards, £1 clock kits & jewellery card kits

LOTV are now longer doing cute squares, so got the new replacement :D
I said i wasn't going to be buying many stamps, got a bit excited at the LOTV stand as usual!
Lovely new releases from Jayne @ Stamposaurus for my DT duties!

Oh and some lovely new dies!

Here is cheeky jasmine looking shocked as i've just caught her stealing my new stash!

Now just gotta find more TIME to play with it all!!

Wednesday, 23 March 2011

My Ride

I am loving the latest releases at Pollycraft.
It has taken me a while to actually create any into a card though but here it is!
I have used the digi called My Ride

I used the lovely My Minds Eye Fine & Dandy True Blue papers. They really are so fab for boys cards, luckily i still have quite a few papers left in my stack as i need to make more boys cards! I coloured him using my copics of course, pearls are by prima, card candi and the die is a mft die-namics butterfly!

I would like to enter this into the following challenges..

Pollycraft Challenge 85 - Swirls & Pearls

Make It Monday - Anything Goes

Lexi's Creations - Ribbon (no bows)

Supplies - Pollycraft Image, MME True Blue Papers, Copics, Die-namics Butterfly, Bazzill, Pearls, Ribbon & Mini Message

Tuesday, 22 March 2011

Blog Candy Winner

Sorry for the delay in annoucing the winner!
Here we go!!

Took a while cutting up 90 bits of paper!!

And the winner is...

Sarah!!!! Congrats hunny, looks like you really were feeling lucky!
Email me and i'll make sure your prize is posted off to you asap!
Thanks for entering everyone!
I will be posting another blog candy very very soon so check back later this week!

Monday, 21 March 2011

Winners annouced - tomorrow!

Just to let you know i will do my blog candy results tomorrow - i meant to do it today just had a hectic day! See you all tomorrow for the winners annoucement! :D

Milton With Lily

Apologies i've been missing in action the last few days, i have been having a spring clean and sorting out my flat! It looks so much better now! I am still sorting my craft area out so i will show you that when it's finished!
Anyway todays card is using one of the new WRS stamps called Milton With Lily!
Very versatile as you can use it for many occasions and colour the flower accordingly!
Fab news too, this stamp is our offer of the week at MMCS!
So you can grab yours for only £4.99
I followed this weeks sketch at Sketch Saturday for the design! I used Bo Bunny Papers, Petaloo Fuschia Flowers and coloured with Copics!
I would like to enter the following challenges..

Supplies - Wild Rose Studio Stamp, Bo Bunny Papers, Copics, Mini Message, Petaloo Flowers, Pearl Centres, Lace & Sizzix Swirl

Friday, 18 March 2011

Bunny Swing

I love the new bunny stamps at Lili Of The Valley, they are just the cutest! I can't believe that i am actually inking up all my new stamps so quickly, definitely a good thing!
So excited that this weeks challenge at LOTV is a sketch, i always try and do the sketch ones when i can and this weeks was great although i did alter it slightly as my image didn't fit in a circle!

I used the gorgeously cute Bunny Swing stamp and used some of the new MME Papers. The sentiment is also by Lili Of The Valley. Can't wait to get some more of these!

This is actually a commission for a friend, she asked me to do a cute card that she can give her mum for mothers day so hope she likes it :)

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges..

Lili Of The Valley - Challenge 88

Crafty Creations - Mothers Day

Little Miss Muffet - Brads, Gems or Pearls

Die Cut Dreams - Mothers Day/Special Friend

Creative Cottage - Spring

Supplies - LOTV Bunny Stamp, LOTV Circle Sentiments, MME Papers, Martha Stewart Punch, Copics, Prima Flowers, Pearls, Pearl Centres & Sizzix Swirl

Wednesday, 16 March 2011

Happy Family

Lots of my friends are pregnant and having baby girls and i am in short supply of baby cards so i thought i should get a move on and make some so i have them ready! What better excuse than to use my lurvely new Stampavie Happy Family stamp! As soon as i saw this, i new i had to have it!

I followed this weeks sketch at Sketch Saturday and used my lovely MME Stella Rose Gertie Papers! I am loving this paper so much at the moment. The flowers are made using a punch and Card Candi and the swirl is by Marianne Design.

I would like to enter my card into the following challenges

Sketch Saturday - Week 146

Papertake Weekly - Triple Tastic

Supplies - Stampavie Stamp, My Minds Eye Paper, Copics, Promarkers, Marianne Design Swirl, Card Candi & Mini Message

Tuesday, 15 March 2011

Warren Cards

How lovely is the new Warren range? I LOVE IT!
It's sooo cute and perfect for all your spring & easter cards!
We now have the whole range in stock at MMCS!
I have managed to whip up two quick and simple cards with this range!

For both cards i have used the Warren Coloured Images, however you can get them to Colour In, just didn't have much time today so i chose the quicker option! I have also used the Cottontail Paper Packs, Die Cut Scallops, Card Candi & Tiny Messages!

Look out for more cards using this range, i gotta a feeling i'm gonna be making more cutie cards with it!

Monday, 14 March 2011

Cards For Men Challenge 6

Gosh don't the weeks fly by sometimes?!
It's Monday and time for another challenge at Cards For Men!
This week we have a lovely sketch for you designed by Mandy

This challenge is sponsored by Letraset and are very kindly offering the winner of the challenge a pack of 12 Promarkers! So get creating now and you could be the winner!

Here is my card

As you can see, i got a bit carried away and adding lots of bits to this card lol! I used a LOTV Cute Square and chalked the background to make it less white! Do you like the fabric flower i've made, if you pop over the simply sassy blog you will find a tutorial - they are super easy to make!

Make sure you head over to the CFM Blog as we are looking for more DT members and also check out all the other DT Members card - they are super stunning!

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges..

Crafty Emmas Challenge - Men Only

Moving Along With The Times - Men

Supplies - LOTV Cute Squares, Doodlebug Papers, Bazzill Cardstock, Fabric Flower, Buttons, Chalks, Martha Stewart Punch, Card Candi, Mini Message & Ribbon (from stash)

Sunday, 13 March 2011

Sweetheart Birgitta

How cute is this stamp?!
I love CC Designs, always have and there new designs just seem to get cuter everytime!
For this card i have used my new Sweetheart Birigitta Stamp!
I followed this week's sketch over at Card Patterns and teamed my cutie stamp with lovely pink papers by 3 Bugs In A Rug! The swirl is from a Sizzix Set, it has three different ones and i love them all, but this is my favourite as you might be able to tell!
I would like to enter my card into the following challenges..
Supplies - CC Designs Sweetheart Birgitta Stamp, 3 Bugs In A Rug Papers, Bazzill, Copics, Flowers from stash, CWC Mini Message, Sizzix Swirl Die, Nestabilities, Craft Tonic Butterfly Punch & Pearls

Saturday, 12 March 2011

Little Acorn

My new gorgeous Lili Of The Valley stamps arrived yesterday and i had to have a bit of a play with them last night! Did you all get any, which ones did you get? I got 5 new ones, mostly bunnies, the cat one and the teddy bear one, just cute it was hard not to buy them all!
Here is my card using the Little Acorn Stamp

Apologies for the poor photo, the light here isn't very good, i will retake later!

I used this weeks sketch over at Friday Sketchers for the layout. I did change it around a bit tho!
As you can probably tell, i used my fav papers of the moment my Colorbok Pad! They are just so bright and cheery, but i have pretty much run out now - an excuse for more shopping lol!

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges

Supplies - Lotv Little Acorn Stamp, Colorbok Sweet Blooms Papers, Bazzill, Copics, Prima Flowers, Pearl Brads, Nestabilities & Die Cut Message

A Day With Little Claire

Fancy a day out crafting all day with Little Claire?
It's a whole day of making the most amazing cards with the Little Claire team! Everything is provided to give you the best time - you will be guided step-by-step to make your own gorgeous Little Claire cards, and you will be the first to use AND KEEP two NEW Little Claire stamp sets, never seen until the day. All materials (more stamps, lovely ribbons, stickers, sentiments, papers etc) are included and Gill & Steve will be there to look after you and will provide food & drink throughout the day together with a buffet lunch.

Classes will run from 9am - 12pm & 1.30pm - 4.30pm. The Little Claire day will be held at the Holiday Inn, Chester on Saturday 18th June and places are limited to just 40. The day costs £100 which is fully inclusive of all materials, two NEW Little Claire stamp sets, food & drink and lots & lots of ideas and inspiration peppered with a smattering of fun! A £50 deposit is payable at time of booking and £50 to be paid by 31 May. Club members will receive 10% discount from cost. If you would like to stay over the night before a room can be booked for you at the hotel. To book onto this amazing day, please call us: 0844 800 4376 or email and this will secure your place.

Friday, 11 March 2011

New stock @ MMCS!

Wow look at all this yummy new stock that has just arrived in store at MMCS!
We have the new March Releases from CC Designs & The Greeting Farm along with many of the most popular designs! We also have more on way already ready!

We also have the new collection from Wild Rose Studio now in stock including the gorgeous new papers!

Look out for sample cards coming soon using these products!
Make sure you hop over the MMCS Blog and become a follower as we will be giving away candy very soon! You can join our newsletter if you create a customer account on our website too!

Wednesday, 9 March 2011

Cupcake Crazy

Have you seen the new release over at Stamposaurus?
Yes, they now have cupcakes!! The new designs feature a full set of clear stamps and also 5 larger individual ones - they are just so cute! Here are a few cards i have made using them..

You can buy all the stamps used in the Stamposaurus Online Shop and also they attend most major craft shows around the country where you can buy them too!

I used the new Tea House Paper Pad by Dovecraft for all the papers on these cards, i just thought it went so perfectly with them having cupcakes all over them!

Tuesday, 8 March 2011

Flower Girl

I simply adore Gillian Roberts designs for Stampavie, they are just so cute and i love em! We are waiting for our our shipment of these soon at MMCS! This is one of the new releases...ideal for many occasions!

I used this weeks sketch over at Friday Sketchers, it was such fun to work with! The papers are the lovely My Minds Eye and obviously i coloured her with copics! You can't see too much in the piccy but i also distressed the background with a bit of chalk!

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges;

Friday Sketchers - Sketch 144

Craft Your Passion - Anything Goes

Bunny Zoes - Spring Flowers

Supplies - Stampavie Stamp, MME Papers, Copics, Prima Flowers, Pearl Brads & Centre (Hobby house), Ribbon (capure the magic), Pebbles Inc Chalks, Pearls, Sizzix Swirl & Craftworkcard Mini Message

Monday, 7 March 2011

Birthday Girl

Good Morning!!
I hope the sun is out where you are today! It is here but blimey it is colder outside than you think, roll on summer i say!
Here is a nice and simple card i made using the fab LOTV Cute Squares!
I have so many of these squares as they are ideal for whipping up fun and fast cards! I did decoupage her just to make her stand out a bit and make the whole card more 3D.
I would like to enter this card into the following challenges..
Supplies - LOTV Cute Squares, LOTV Stamp, Dovecraft Papers, Prima Flowers, Pearl Brads, Martha Stewart Punch & Lace

Saturday, 5 March 2011

Little Claire Challenge 2 - Flowers

It's challenge time again over at Little Claires!
Thank you to everyone who took part in our first challenge and made it a success!
This fortnight we have the theme of Flowers, you can incorporate this into your design however you like as long as there is flowers somewhere on your design!
Here is my card

I used one of my fav Little Claire Stamps Armful Of Wishes. I used my lurvly new colorbok paper pad again, loving these funky bright colours! I also used a Magnolia Die & Sizzix Swirl.

Make sure you head over the Little Claire Blog and check out all the rest of the Design Teams fabulous creations! Lots of inspiration for you all :)

I would also like to enter this card into the following challenges;

Cute Card Thursday - Signs Of Spring

By The Cute & Girly - Springtime

Supplies - Little Claire Stamp, Colorbok Papers, Bazzill, Copics, Promarkers, Card Candy, Kanban Message, Sizzix Swirl Die, Magnolia Border Die, Stickles & Paper Flowers.

Thursday, 3 March 2011

Blog Candy Giveaway!

I know i said i would do a blog candy giveaway a while ago but i haven't actually got round to it until now!! So here is a piccy of what you can win yourselves!!
Ooooo yummy stash!
Lots of my favourite things - Stella Rose Gertie Paper Pack, Petaloo Flowers, Craftwork Cards Mini Messages, Nellie Border Dies, MFT Pure Innocence Stamp & Pink Cat Studio Lil Ladybird Stamp.
All products are courtesy of My Mums Craft Shop and are available in store now!
All you have to do is -
1) Become a follower (if your not one already!)
2) Leave a comment on this post
3) Tell your readers on your blog about my candy either in a post or on your sidebar
Anyone can enter worldwide and the candy draw closes on 18th March
Good Luck everyone

Wednesday, 2 March 2011

Sweet Blooms Olivia

Here is another one of my beloved Stamping Bella cards made using Olivia.
It's a nice bright and very pink card today to match the gorgeous sun we have here.
I have used lots of my new yummy goodies including my lovely new sweet blooms paper & new nesties - wow these ones are so lovely and will soon be in stock at My Mums Craft Shop. I followed this weeks lovely sketch at Sweet Sketch Wednesday.
I would like to enter this card into the following challenges..
Supplies - Stamping Bella 'Olivia' Stamp, Colorbok Sweet Blooms Paper, Copics, Bazzill Cardstock, Nestabilities, Kaisercraft Lace, Cwc Mini Message & Meiflower Bloom

Tuesday, 1 March 2011

Botanical Cards

I have always liked the style that Craftwork Cards produce, always fab quality and funky designs! They have just brought out some fabby new collections and they are going to be in stock at MMCS very very soon so look out for them!
Here are a couple of cards i have made with the new Botanical Collection

All products are from Craftwork Cards apart from a couple of copics, pearls & a bit of glamour dust glitter!!



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