Thursday, 3 November 2011


…I know it’s been a while, if it weren’t for bad luck i sure wouldn’t have any.

Anyhows back to the reason of the post…lol ATS wednesday challenge blog is now having 2 challenges a month. One on the 1st wednesday and 1 on the 3rd wednesday. This week the challenge is ‘ANYTHING GOES’ so easy peasy right?? Smile Ya may as well give it a go…what ya gotta lose ?? BUT you can WIN 3 stamps of your choice Smile All ya gotta do is create something following the theme of the challenge and use a stamp that is sold by the ats store (They sell a LOT of different stamps by different companies so i’m sure that you will own one that they stock. (You don’t have to have bought it from ATS)

Here is what i created for this weeks challenge

All stamps used are ATS in house stamps which are CC Designs.

Papers are basic grey & magnolia

images stamped on neenah solar white cs and coloured using copics, specrtum noirs and prisma’s.


Shaz xxx

Thursday, 6 October 2011

Let it snow….

…Let it snow….let it snow!!! It may as well be snowing, it’s freezing today (the heatwave didn’t last long then lol The weather has gone completely bonkers !!!

There’s a new challenge over at LILI OF THE VALLEY, they must be feeling the chill as their theme this week is ‘LET IT SNOW’ . Iam still on with me Christmas cards and i wanted some that weren’t OTT that you could send to male or female and here is what i came up with.

I felt that this image went very easily with the simple approach, as there is plenty to look at on the image itself, so a simple card would go with it nicely Smile I love this cute little image. I decorated the inside too. The sentiment inside, at the bottom reads ‘Let it snow’

I coloured the image in with prisma pencils. In my haste to get it all ‘sparkled’ up, i only went and forgot to colour the little star on the bird house!!!! I only just realised now that i have gone to post this Sad smile

The paper used is basic grey. The sentiment is a chipbord sticker (Not sure who by,sorry)

Why not POP over to see what the DT girlies have created for your inspiration!

I’m also going to enter this card into the challenge over at Papertake Weekly who are celebrating their 4th birthday!! as their challenge is ‘anything goes’ this week.


Shaz xxx

Wednesday, 5 October 2011

Things are a changing

…over at ALLTHAT SCRAPS that is…

The challenges are now monthly, the first wednesday of each month. The other 3 weeks out of the month there will just be lots of eye candy for you to see on the challenge blog Smile

Well today is the first wednesday in october which means it’s the start of a new challenge, and this challenge is ‘ANYTHING GOES’ easy peesy lemon squeezy, right? I’m still in holiday mode…haha I think i will be for the rest of the year. Iam loving these cutie CC designs Halloween stamps. Having never had halloween stamps to play with before , iam loving it…haha

Here is what i have created to inspire you.

I created a few more li’l bits n bobs for the Chloe monster. I made  a halloween card. Isn’t that sentiment with the little spider and bat FAB! The Chloe monster hates spiders so this is just perfect for her…heheheh! I have this ‘thing’ for stitching and decorating the insides of cards (It just sorta I forgot to show thie inside of this card as it has Vlad stamped inside as well as the ‘Have a witching good time’ sentiment.


I made this double image into just a picture, just for decoration. I know that Chloe will put it in her room on halloween (or as soon as i let her have it) I used the Hilda & Vlad’ stamp (I have chopped Vlad off…lol, that way i can use him when and where i want Smile) and i also used ‘Laugh Lines’I thought that these 2 stamps looked really well together, like two little friends who are about to go out trick or treating.

Here you can see the little stand that i made and attached to the back of me picture.

…last but not least . two little treat container ideas. 1 is a little pillow box treat ouch. The other is an old spice jar.(sorry about the slightly blurry pic)

The images have been coloured with prisma pencils except the black parts which were coloured with a spectrum noir pen.

Why not POP over and have a looksie at what the other dt girlies have created for your inspiration! The winner of this challenge will win themselves 3 rubber stamps!!!


Shaz xxx

Tuesday, 4 October 2011


It’s pretty palette # 29 already!!! WOW…the time has just flown by. I know iam late …again, i’ve  had an awful migraine for nearly 3 days and it’s made me soooo behind with everything.

Here is this weeks pretty palette for you to work with.


…and here is what i did with it.

I really like these colours together.

All papers and sentiment are from My time made easy.

The sentiment is from the SENSATIONAL digi set

I love the sentiments in that set. I really love creating cards using just sentiments. Why not POP over and see what the other dt girlies created using this weeks pretty palette colours.

Shaz xxx

Saturday, 1 October 2011

Different colours for me….

….BUT i LIKE them Smile

Over at the SHABBY TEA ROOM they are wanting creations with chevrons, also using the colours BLUE, GREEN,ORANGE.CREAM and BROWN . VERY different colours for me those lol, but i figured that i would ‘give it a go’ anyhows. (As ya do!)

I wanted the chevrons to have a ‘soft’ look to them so i stamped the colour off onto a scrap piece of paper first before i stamped onto here. I stamped the chevron stamp 3 times in orange, green and brown. The blue is in the paper and the cream the card base.

The butterflies were stamped in the different colours also. Just look at that bloomer!!! I swear i almost had a heart attack cutting into it and using some…lol

You can just see here that i followed the colours and the chevron theme over to the inside.


Shaz xxx

Thursday, 29 September 2011

Pretty frames…..

That’s what i’ve been creating. Way back last year when i was visiting me sister i bought some wooden letters that were being sold off for about 49p each.They didn’t have enough different letters for me to be able to spell out words (I did get a few C’s though…lol ) but what i did get was O’s, i figured that they would be good for frames one day lol, so i bough some big O’s and some little O’s Smile

Well i decided to fetch a cpl of me O’s out to play Smile

The challenge over at the LILI OF THE VALLEY CHALLENGE BLOG is ‘BUTTON IT’ (Iam forver saying that to th lil Chloe monster, by that girl can talk and talk and talk…lol) However the challenge is absolutely nothing to with talking, lol it’s to do with ‘BUTTONS’ (as if ya didn’t already know eh…heh)

I painted the O with pink acrylic paint. I then gave it a coat of tim holtz crackle glaze stuff .I then rubbed over with some TH distress ink , vintage photo i think.

I used MILLY JUST FOR YOU STAMP, isn’t she cute. There is me 1 little pink button…lol (I was gonna add more but it just didn’t look right)

Everything on this got a bit of the old sparkly treatment…lol(When i say a bit, i actually mean a LOT…haha) I LOVE me sparkled up lil birdie SmileTo finish this off like a ‘Proper’ frame, it has acetate inside the window and the back is covered with chipboard with a little picture hook added. I had so much fun doing this one that i decided to do another one, only this time a lot simpler.

This one will hang on me wall at Christmas , in the newly acquired hallway Smile(posh word for bottom of stairs) hehe

The rub on on Melissa frances


I coloured the image (both of them) with prisma pencils. Ya know i have bought(and spent A LOT) on a host of all different colouring mediums, yet i don’t know why but i just keep going back to me good old prisma pencils! I had these in the first place, so i could have saved myself a fortune eh…LOL

After i took the pic i decided to give it a spritz with some sparkly varnish spray stuff…lol So now it twinkles Smile (I lOVE the old sparkly and twinkly, especially at Christmas Smile) I soooo hope all the building work/ new kitchen AND decorating is finished by Christmas, so as i can decorate it all up twinkly and sparkly Smile.


Shaz xxx

My time made easy

Iam soooo late with this, (Sorry) No internet has meant a late posting i’m afraid.

Over at the MTME blog the pretty palette colours that we have for you to work with this week are these.


Here is what i cam eup with using these colours.

A nice bright/clean and fresh looking card (With a bit of added sunshine) Smile

The paper and the sentiment are both My time made easy

You can find the sentiment HERE and the paper HERE


Shaz xxx

Thursday, 22 September 2011


…to be this months GUEST DT member over at the LILI OF THE VALLEY CHALLENGE BLOG Smile
This weeks challenge is to use AQUA & white with the added option of glitter. Well right now iam still in Christmas mode. We are currently completely re-doing the downstairs of our house, knocking a wall…building another etc,(The living room was open plan…but not anymore Smile) plus getting a brand spanking new kitchen. Not sure how long this will all take, but iam hoping that it will all be built/ ready and decorated by Christmas.(That’s the plan anyhow) So IF it’s all done in time then i want to spend december crafting with the Chloe monster, creating decorations etc for the house and such. So right now iam wanting to get Christmas cards and the like all done. I have also decided that this year iam gonna decorate me own gift bags to put small gifts into instead of shop bought ones. So over the coming months you are gonna be seeing a load of gift bags from me…lol
The new Christmas stamps from Lili of the valley are just perfect for your Christmas makes.
I bought myself some paper bags, some white and some kraft. They are the takeaway ones, really cheap, I think they are about 9” tall. They do have handles on them, but for this creation i chopped the handles off…lol

I used the OH CHRISTMAS TREE stamp on my creation.

I decided to go with the optional glitter (LOADS of it as well) haha, well ya gotta have some sparkly for Christmas don’t ya ? Smile The little Christmas tree got treated to a bit of flowersoft, while everything else got the sparkle treatment.

I even stamped and glittered up some tiny snowflakes onto the backing paper. Iam loving working with blues right now AND acrylic paint, can’t get enough of it at the moment. Oooh that button…lol It’s a websters pages sparkly thingy…lol I had a BIG box of WP goodies arrive here last weekSmile

IRL this sparkles sooooo much!

I gave the round sentiment a touch of the crackle paint treatment.

This gift bag closes together with basic grey magnetic snaps, which i have placed under the circles Smile

Shaz xxx