Monday, 23 November 2009

My very 1st easel card

I have been looking through many blogs and have seem some stunning cards. Recently came across the easel cards which i just adore. I decided to have a go myself and here is my effort. I made it for the patients at work as their Christmas card from me.

For this card I used a Pink Cat Studio digi stamp. I just LOVE them they are so cute and easy to use. I coloured him in with my trusty PM's. Nestabilities used for the ovals and my xcut punch for the border. Papers are from my stash i have had for a few years and I cannot for the life of me remember where I got them. Also ribbon from my stash. Christmas stamp is a super oldie too and used my computer to print out "michelle" sentiment at bottom. Wooden stars are from my local craft shop and green gems from Lakeland many many years ago.
Hope you like my very 1st easel card

Friday, 20 November 2009

Long Time no post

I know it has been absolutely AGES since I last posted. Have to say that I had lost my MOJO for quite some time. During the summer months I spent lots of time with ma boys playing outside and neglected my craft goodies. I fair few things have happened since I last posted. My eldest Lucas started school which he seems to love, have joined the PTA so oficially a WIFIE . I have discovered I LOVE scrapbooking, A craft shop has opened in my tiny village which is just fantastic as I go there for my scrapbook classes. Went to the SECC in October and spent a penny or three. I have also re-discoved my loce for card making. Have made a few of cards this past week. One for Lucas's school teacher for Christmas and another for my friends wee boy who is poorly with the flu. Also made one for someone at work Only have two picsd as I forgot to take one of the get well card.

I made this card using a Digi Stamp from Pink Cat Studio, they have loads of cute images that are just fantastic. Think they had a lot to do with getting my mojo back. Coloured her in with my favorite colouring medium, PM's. Paper, stamp and ribbon from my stash. Nestabilities labels 5 also used here.

And this is a card I have made for a girl at work who ahs just started making cards. She started making her wedding invites and has become hooked. I have decided to make up a wee goodie pack to start her off. This is the card that i made to go with it. I used Miss Anya stamp, coloured with trusty PM's . Papers are from Papermania and the words are made using my sizzix alphabet. Will be giving it to het tomorrow at work and hope she likes the goodie pack and the card.

Hope I am not too long in posting again



Monday, 22 June 2009

My Weekend

AT last just getting peace and quiet to sit and type a post.

Had a busy weekend. I was working a late shift on Saturday but have to say it was a good shift. quite enjoy Saturday's at work. Hubby's Sister and her hubby were up from Loch Lommond on Saturday so they were there when I got home. Only stayed over for one night but it was fun non the less . Had a couple of games of Cleudo, not played it in years most of the fun was figuring out what we were supposed to be going. Wine and board games don't tend to mix.

On Sunday as it's was Father's day Steven had the choice so we headed for Castle Fraser as there was a Vintage Steam Rally on. Have to say had great fun and the boys loved it. I enjoyed looking round all the fabby stalls. Met a lovely lady who made cards. I forgot to ask her name but her cards were lovely she even had a few Miss Anya ones which I loved. It was such a beautiful day we had a picnic there too and enjoyed the sunshine. The boys were clarted (covered) in suncream. (Note to self... make sure to get covered too) I have a touch of sun burn on my chest. Shocking really as I am always telling people off for sunburn and i end up doing it myself. TISK TISK.

Today the boys had a Homecoming concert with the playgroup. It's The Homecoming year here in Scotland so the boys learned a good few Scottish songs and sang them with the rest of playgroup in the village hall. They were ever so cute with their wee white tops and tartan bow ties. the wee one Riley was very good and sat ever so well. He's only two and half but towers over some of the older ones. My eldest was very good too but I'm waiting for some pics of him as he was at the other side and I could not get a good shot :( Anyway here is my little one Riley

Oh and before I forget here is the card I made for Steven's Fathers day the boys picked this one as daddy is a huge fan of golf and it kinda resembles him i the hair department (don't tell him I said that LOL)

The stamp if from Dimension Fourth and I paper pieced the wee character. I used one of The Glitter Girls border bars for the top and one of my Sizzix alphabets for the wording . Very simple card but he loved it. Well he said he did Sorry could figure out how to delete a pic once it was UL as I forgot to rotate it 1st. Hope you don't get a sore neck looking at it .

Thanks for looking




Micro Candy winner

I used but could not get it pasted on here, still getting used to it all LOL
it came up with NUMBER 1

I started at the 2nd comment as Debbi did not wish to be in the draw so hence ny 2nd comment won the candy. Hope that makes sence

The winner is Lorraine who said

Hi Michelle what a wonderful little gift for anyone I have never used these pads before but have heard lots about them I have put a link to you with the pic on my blog in my sidebar. I must say I do rather like the look of all the hunks you are showing lol. my blog is


Congratulations Lorraine please email me with your address and i will pop it in the post ASAP


Friday, 19 June 2009

Create 4 Fun's FANTATSIC Candy

Create 4 Fun are celebrating 10,000 visitors with a fantastic blog candy. A brand new CRICUT. get yourselves over there and have a lookie at their wonderful blog.




Tuesday, 16 June 2009

Micro Candy

****NOW CLOSED****

I know it's not much but I want someone to get the good of this. I have ended up buying TWO Memento Tuxedo Black pads. And knowing how hard they are to get a hold of I thought i would give It away to a fellow craft addict.

As it's just a mico candy this will only stay open until Sunday 21st June 17.00 GMT.

All you have to do it post a comment and spread the word on your blog.

Good luck to all

Passion For ProMarkers Challenge4

This weeks challenge at Passion for Promarkers was to use Berry Red and Royal Blue. As today is my eldests nephew's birthday I decided to make his card using these colours.
I used a stamp i bought from Dimention Fourth when I was at the SECC back in October. It's a fantastic wee stamp and great for boys cards.
I coloured the outfit with Berry Red and Royal blue and layering where the shadows landed. Skin was Ivory, blush and a dusky pink for cheeks, Hair I used sandstone and a touch of cinnamon for shadows. Also had a wee bit of pastel blue for parts of shoe and skateboard.
The skater boy was matted onto a piece of card I had run through my big shot using the Happy Birthday cuttlebug embossing folder then layered onto red and blue card. Finally placed onto a silver mirror card mat which was also embossed using the same folder. Using my trusty big shot again I cut out my nephews name using one of my alphabet bars.
They spell his name with only one "T". Saves me on letters LOL I then finished off the card with a few holographic peel off stars.
Thank you for looking and I hope you like the card, Mathew certainly did, it was the only one with his name on it.

Monday, 15 June 2009

1st Sugar Bowl Challenge

Decided to try my hand at the lastest Sugar Bowl Challenge. For this challenge we had to use a sketch. 1st time I have used a sketch for a card and also to use blue and green in the card.

I have used Sugar Nellie Daisy stamp which I just adore

and colored her in using Pm's

Also used some bazzill for the plain blue layer, and some papers from my stash. The daisy was made from a woodware punch and a wee gem was added in the middle. The layers of paper and card were edged with black stazon. I also used ribbon from my stash.

Hope you like and thank you for looking

Huggles Michelle


Friday, 12 June 2009

Passion for Promarkers Challenge 3

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Here is my Entry for the Passion for Promarkers Challenge
This weeks challenge was to use Cinnamon and Pumpkin.

For this I used one of my new Miss Anya stamps (Love em) and stamped her using me new Memento ink pad, how fantastic is this pad. Both from Dies to die for

I used the pumpkin and Cinnamon for the majority of her clothing just adding subtle shading using mandarin and Umber and the very edges. for hare skin I used Ivory and blush with a hint of apricot for her eye shadow. For her hair I used Sandstone, umber and cocoa trying to give effect of highlights.

The card stock from my local paper mill, orange paper from Rob and Bob paper pack, ribbon, birthday stamp and gems from my stash. Also used my nesties and scallop border punch from Stampin up!
Thank you for looking

Graduation Cards

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It's been once hectic week here In NE Scotland My eldest had been invited to 3 parties this week and he got to travel with the birthday girl and in the Limo, he was so excited. He also had his nursery graduation. I know how cute he's only 4. ( i nearly did not make it due to mixing up my shifts at work !!) Anyhoo it was a fantastic event, Lucas was very good and looked super cute withe his gown and mortar board on. I decided to make some cards for the graduating class and I found THE PERFECT image at The Greeting Farm two of the cutest digi stamps, a boy and girl grad. How perfect. So I used my trusty PM's and coloured them to match each wee one who was graduating and here is the results. Hope you like them.

And here is my wee Graduate himself LucasHuggles Michelle


What can I say but THANK YOU

Thank you to the wonderful ladies at The Next Level Challenge. My fantastic prize arrived in the post this morning. WOW the papers are just stunning and I cannot wait to get tinkering with the stamps they are just adorable. Thank you again for my prize.

I was also lucky enough to be the blog candy winner with Sue. Thank you sue for allowing me the chance of winning your goodies.
You should visit these blogs are they are just fantastic.

Thank you again ladies for my wonderful; prizes, very very much appreciated

Tuesday, 9 June 2009

The Next level Challenge 2

Tiz party season here in NE Scotland, well at least in my village. My eldest has been to soooo man parties this week and he's off to another tomorrow. He has been invited to join the Party girl in her Limo to take them to the party. He cannot get the wee grin off of his face it's so cute. Anyway the card I made for the birthday girl is the one I am entering for The Next level challenge 2. This week we have to include a ribbon border. what a beautiful effect it gives, have a look at all the DT creations they are fantastic.

Here is my attempt

I used my cute GG from Funky Kits and coloured her in with my super fantastic Promarkers (yip addicted). The card stock is from local paper mill and some pale blue bazzill in there too. Papers used are from Rob and Bob pack I have had for sometime, papermania self adhesive gems, ribbon from stash and the birthday stamp is one from Anita's.
Hope you likie

Monday, 8 June 2009

I'm in shock


I cannot believe it, I have just won The Next Level's 1st challenge and look what wonderful goodies I have won. A stunning stash of goodies from Sir Stampalot

Thank you very much to The Next level ladies for this I am so happy to have won. I loved making the card for this challenge and look forward to making one for the next challenge.

If you wish to see the card I made you can find it HERE




Tuesday, 2 June 2009

Passion For Promarkers Challenge 2

For this week we have to use the colours, Pastel Pink and Apple.

I used of the the fantastic stamped images I won from Clare isn't she super cute. The card stock is from my local Paper Mill and paper is from wee scraps i had left over, not sure who makes them.

I used Cinnamon for her hair, blush and dusky pink for her skin. I also highlighted parts of her with white sakura pen.

Pink self adhesive gems are papermania and the stamps were from a word set by Woodware.

Hope you like her


The Next level challenge

Here is my entry to the new blog Challenge The Next Level.
For their 1st challenge you had to make a card with an aperture in it and also had to make some prima lollipop flowers. This was so much fun I just loved making this card.
To make this card I used Sweet Shoppe Good Days Sunshine papers that were printed onto ice gold paper from my local paper mill. This paper gives a lovely shimmery look which I just adore.
I cut three of the papers and edged them with black stazon and layered them onto the card as above. I cut an oval aperture out of the card using my nestabilities (they are so fabby) On the inside of the card i stamped Sugar Nellies, Reflections with black stazon and water coloured her to match the papers. The lollipop flowers were made using the instructions from The Next level

I LOVED making this card and hope you all like it.

Look what Linda Postie gave me this morning

My postie is the most fantastic one ever and my youngest just loves her. He's always shouting Linda Posty when he sees her walking around the village. Hence the title of then post. Anyway onto my fantastic goodies which arrived today.

I was lucky enough to be 2nd with Clare's blog candy and won an amazing array of stamped images which came in the wonderful hand crafted folder, just stunning.

Along with these was such a cute card to congratulate me and a couple of extra goodies too.

THANK YOU soooo much Clare they are just fantastic. Can't wait to get a creating with them

Huggles Michelle

Sunday, 31 May 2009

My 1st attempt with PM's

This was attempt with my new PM's the image is Lilly with Present from Digi stamp Boutique. I used my fantastic new PM's to colour her in.
For her Lilly I used
Hair Cinnamon
Skin Blush
Bow and shoes Rose Pink and Blossom
Dress Amethyst and Lavender
Pressie Cornflower, China Blue, Apple and Meadow Green.
I matted her onto purple paper from a Rob and Bob studio pack and then onto a patterned paper from the same pack which was also layered onto the same purple.
These were then embellished with daisies punched from paper and then gem flowers from a papermania pack purchased some time ago.
With Love stamp is from a Daisy and Dandelion stamp set.
I do hope you like her, I am going to enter her in the Passion for Promarkers 1st challenge, wish me luck LOL

Saturday, 30 May 2009

My new goodies arrived!!!!

Was feeling super sorry for myself this morning as I was working until 2.15 and unable to go to the opening of a new craft shop. My friend Karen did however manage to go and she bought some fantastic goodies was so jealous LOL . Well finished my shift which was actually a very good one and headed home. My hubby welcomed me home by telling me a package arrived this morning. And WOOOOOOOHOOOOOO my promarkers arrived.

I had initially ordered 4 but then decided to take the bull by the horns and I ordered a total of 19. There are masses more that i have my eye on, def need to get another skin tone, greys, more pinks, more blues, more greens, OMG I need the all LOL. Have been tinkering a little bit but not made a card yet as me and the boys were enjoying the sunshine in the garden this afternoon. Here is a wee pic of my new goodies, hope to get cracking and enter the promerker challenge for anything goes. Watch this space. Hope everyone is getting lots of sunshine this weekend.




Tuesday, 26 May 2009

Just bought 1st pro markers

I have just gone a done it. Just bought my very 1st pro markers. Have only bought a few to see if I like them but going my everyone else i'll soon be addicted. I bought mine from Joanna Sheen as she has free Postage on orders over £5 and who can resist free postage on goodies. decided to go for a couple of skin tones and apple and pastel pink so I can take part in next weeks Passion for Pro Markers Challenge which will be using these colours. Just hope they arrive on time LOL. If anyone as any useful tips on what paper is best for these markers please feel free to leave a comment.

Toodles for now

Monday, 25 May 2009


I cannot believe it I have just won my very 1st blog candy over at Taffy craftys creations These are the fantastic goodies I won,

It's a beautifully handmade folder full of the most gorgeous stamped images. Thank you so much Claire for taking the time to make and allowing us all to have the chance to win it.

Huggles Michelle


Sunday, 24 May 2009

1st Challenge


This is my very 1st entry got a challenge. Have decided to enter The C.R.A.F.T Challenge. As it's a new challenge blog the challenge was to make a card with a NEW theme. I have chosen to make a NEW BABY card and here it is

I used Joanna Sheen's Messy rabbit baby stamp for the main image and water coloured her. the wee bots were then flocked and a the image was decoupaged. I also used the cuttlebug baby embossing folder for the side panel, and these were mounted into pink card from my stash. As this was actually for someone I added the craft creations gold peel off's with the message Congratulations on your New baby and embellished with two pink gem hearts. Sorry it's not a great picture my camera is well and truly on the blink so had to use my phone which does not have the best camera in the world.

Hope you have all had a fantastic Sunday.




Sunday, 17 May 2009

At last a post

Thought it was about time a popped something on my blog. I mean what's the use of having one if I don't post on it from time to time.

I have been growing wild with Sugar Nellie stamps as they are so adorable. I did buy some at the SECC when I was there in October last year and this past week have ordered another four. I treated myself to Daisy, Post Box, Reflective and one of the Gorjuss Girls Sitting.

Have made my very 1st card using the wonderful Sugar Nellie stamps. My friend has not been very well this past while so i thought i would make a card especially for her. She adores the Daisy stamp from Sugar Nellie so i thought I would use her. Hope you like the card.

For this card I stamped Daisy onto Iced gold card stock from my local paper mill, water coloured her (although one day I hope to be able to use Pro Markers). The paper is from a pack of Rob and Bob Studio papers I bought from QVC some time ago. The daisies were punched out of matching papers from the pack and the gems are papermaina self adhesive ones.

Anyhoo hope you liked the card and I so hope that I manage to keep this blog going