Thanks for taking the time to follow my blog,x

Wednesday, 12 August 2009

Forever friends challenge card

well over at docrafts i am the host this week for the forever friends challenge and after searching my brain for ideas decided to hold a time challenge for the challengers.they have only 30 mins to make a card and had to include at least 5 elements on their card.this is my entry and took me 23mins but i actually love it.!!so if you want to join in pop over to docrafts.
have also put this card over in the draw at a new fab blog that i have been told off that is dedicated to forever friends,you can find this fab blog at


Friday, 7 August 2009

Blog candy up for grabs

Come on everyone and go and have a look here for some fab blog smiffy's cards blog you could win some some gorgeous christmas stamps.all you have to do is link the candy to your blog so what you waiting

I am the new host for the tilda challenge over at docrafts

good morning all,just to let you if you are interested that i am the host for this weeks tilda challenge over at docrafts and you are most welcome to come and join in. I have chosen the theme 'just like me' and you need to make a tilda card to reflect yourself. This tilda looks like her in with promarkers and masked her sitting on a bench. The dog represents my fab dog called if you are interested pop on over and join in.


Tuesday, 4 August 2009

I am back!!!!!!!

well i think i am if i can remember what to do with this blogging well sadly for me my laptop had become very poorly and i have been surviving on a old pc which would not let me blog but at last have managed to find some pennies and get my laptop all fixed and its raring to go!!!! will have to spend a few days catching up on every ones blogs now and look for a challenge to get me back in the swing of things.

i have added a card i have made for a challenge over at docrafts just to see if i can still do it,hopefully the link has worked if not


Friday, 8 May 2009

Just a quick hello

Just so you know that i have not forgotten you all in blog land but finding my free time is a bit sparse at the moment due to lots of overtime to pay the bills! Have finally caought up over at docrafts and hope to make some blog challenge cards this weekend and catch up with all your fab blogs.have a great weekend.kayx

Wednesday, 29 April 2009

Fab blog awards from Dianne,Trish,Jennie and Janette

have been given these two fab blog awards by the following lovely can find dianne and her fab blog here.Trish's blog is here. Janette's blog is here and jennies is here. thanks so much as this means a lot to me.x will pass onto other bloggers soon.x

Monday, 27 April 2009

Blue tilda challenge card

this is my card for the docrafts tilda challenge which this week is hosted by pinkpixie,had fun making it.had to be blue,three embellishments and sparkle
Used my new tilda,coloured with promarkers-apple,blush,cocoa,royal blue,pastel blue and B93 copic. Used papermania venetian skys paper and layered up 3 times using su scallop punch (doesnt show very well in pic).used flower x-cut punch and bling for flowers and leaves (nabbed tanmos leaf punch when she came round to play and made a added glitter to wings. and a butterfly from stash.

thanks for looking.kayx

Saturday, 25 April 2009

On the hunt for a memento black ink pad!!!

If anyone can help me please,i am on the hunt for a black memento large inkpad.i have been given a link for a american site but would prefer to order here first.if you know where i can get one from please could you let me know,many thanks

Tuesday, 21 April 2009

Almost a challenge card and one more

here are two different cards for you to look at today,the first card was for the justmagnolia challenge blog until i realised my mistake and had not used a magnolia oh well back to the drawing board. the next card is one i got asked for,had to have a elephant and flowers,pleased to say the customer loved it.thanks for taking the time to look,kayx

Monday, 20 April 2009

Wedding card

Had a crafting session yesterday with Tanmo from docrafts,you can see her fab blog here.

Made three cards,two birthday cards and this wedding card which was my fave.

Image from tanmo,coloured with promarkers and copics.layered hat and flowers.used cuttlebug embossing folder on card stock and layered up and added blue organza ribbon. thanks for looking.


Thursday, 16 April 2009

Birthday card for docrafter buddy

Well pulled my finger out and have made a birthday Hope she doesn't peep!

Stamped image from my CCSR party chic stamp set, coloured with promarkers,blush,cocoa,lilac,skyblue and lavender.

Layered up on fab papers given to me by docrafter buddy,added blue organza ribbon,flower and gem from stash.

Thanks for looking.


Wednesday, 15 April 2009

Fab award from Sue,Dianne and Christine

Thanks very much to three lovely ladies who have awarded me this fab award.Its made my day,pop on over and have a look at their great blogs,Sue's is here and you can find Diannes here and Christine's blog is here

Thanks again. Kayx

Catch up post!

Well am finding this week hard as have been going to work in the mornings at moment to prepare pre-school i run ready for next week as we have had it repainted so finding time to catch up with challenges a bit hard this week so hope to catch up once i return to work and my normal routine, funny i seem to have more time when i am working than on
Hope everyone had a good Easter,happy crafting.

Friday, 10 April 2009

Tilda strawberries and cream challenge card

Over at docrafts the tilda challenge this week by creative coops is 'strawberries and cream'.you had to include red and cream,ribbon and three flowers as well as a tilda.

Base card from stash

Green co-ordinations card -scalloped with stampin up punch

Cakes are from stampin up cupcake crazy set as is the greeting

Tilda and cakes coloured with promarkers - blush,cocoa,rosepink,ivory,vanilla,berryred,coral,bluepearl and apple green

Flowers from a docrafter

Ribbon from stash

Thanks for looking.


Thursday, 9 April 2009

Friendship card and Nautical Tilda challenge card

Well as Docrafts gallery is still not working i am adding my cards here today.This card is going to Fuzzyfelt who is my partner in the April friendship swop.
Daisy stamp - coloured with promarkers-gold,pine,cocoa,skyblue,rosepink,grass and blue pearl
Backing paper is basic grey
Flower from Joanna sheen site and button from stash
Brown organaza from The Range
Cuddly buddly sentiment

My next card is a fun one i made for the Nautical Tilda challenge organised by the lovely Lizzy,i made a boat out of card,mast is cocktail stick,added greeting,punched holes with cropodile and used string for rope,anchor is printed from internet.thanks for looking.kayx

Wednesday, 8 April 2009

Card kit swop

Over at docrafts there is a monthly card kit swop organised by Tanmo. you have to make a card and then provide duplicate items for your partner to make a card with. They are not able to open the card you made until they have completed theirs with the kit. This is the card that i have made for my swop partner.

DCWV adhesive paper pack - backing paper
Tilda stamp - coloured with promarkers, cocoa, blush, blossom and maroon
Stamped greeting - cuddly buddly sentiment
Ribbons - from The Range
Buttons - Early learning centre - sale bargain!
Used nesties to cut large circle and scallop circle
Stampin up punches for small circle and scallop circle

thanks for looking

Tuesday, 7 April 2009

Wallet card for Docrafter

I had a chance yesterday to play with my prize from Aunty Sue and as i have such a long list of cards etc to make i used them to make a wallet card to hold images. Paper is basic grey from Sue as is the tilda which i have coloured with my promarkers,blush,cocoa and pink rose.used light grey for shadow around image.added a flower with button from my stash and stamped greeting.flourish is from a docrafter buddie.thanks for looking.kayx

Monday, 6 April 2009

Look what i won on docrafts!!

Won a runner up prize in the tilda challenge run by Aunty Sue.Received this gorgeous card,images and basic grey papers in the post this morning. Thanks so much sue,its made my day especially as i am so tired after the stamping up party
if you want to see some pictures from the stamping up party just pop on over to docrafts and have a look here and there is more in the gallery.

Sunday, 5 April 2009

Off to a stampin up party today

Well i have got a exciting day today as off to yeovil to meet up with some docraft buddies and attend tanmo's stampin up party and have a play.bit nervous if i am but looking forward to it and buying some new goodies as not got none for a while.will take the camera and hopefully have some pictures to share later.have a great day everyone what ever you are doing

Thursday, 2 April 2009

I have won a prize!!!!

whooppee,i have won a prize. Over on docrafts aunty sue was the host of the tilda challenge and i came second so have some lovely images and papers on the way to me. Cant wait to get them and have a play.thanks sue and if you would like to see her fab tilda card just pop on over here.

Tuesday, 31 March 2009

Look at this!!!!!!!

The lovely Denise has fab blog candy to celebrate 3,000 hits on her fab blog which you can find here. all you need to do is pop on over and leave a comment and link the candy in your blog,so what you waiting


Monday, 30 March 2009

Tilda spring challenge card

Over at docrafts the tilda challenge on card making is spring/summer tilda. Had to include 1 flower,2 patterned papers and 3 brads or gems.Coloured tilda with my promarkers and all items from my stash.thanks for looking.kayx

Celebrate pinkgems new april release stamps

Over at pink gems designs Janet is celebrating the release of her new stamps with a fab giveaway of blog candy,so what are you waiting for.Help celebrate and spread the word.


Sunday, 29 March 2009

Feeling better now

Thanks so much for all the get well messages you left me.Am feeling loads better and hopefully now got medicine cold and cough will disappear.Have not done any crafting so getting withdrawal symptoms so will get back into tomorrow and make a tilda card for aunty sues challenge over at docrafts.thanks,kayx

Thursday, 26 March 2009

Feeling rotten!!

Am having a feel sorry for myself day as full of cough and cold and it is affecting my crafting! i have no energy at moment so will go and cheer myself up by browsing the lovely blogs.Hope you are all feeling well and i am happy to share if you

Monday, 23 March 2009

Retro Tilda card

well over at docrafts the tilda challenge this week is Retro Tilda.I have coloured my tilda with promarkers and sakura glitter pen.Cut out and layered on papers from the DCWV Retro pack which are just fab.Added buttons which i received from the lovely lizzy.Thanks for looking.


Sunday, 22 March 2009

My tin for the oorchallenge

Have rescued a sad and lonely tin from my recycle box and converted it into a pen holder for the challenge over at I am going to be a judge for the first challenge and have made a goodie parcel for the winner in anticipation. Have made my tin to give to my mum at easter and will fill with choccy eggs to keep her going while she crafts. i used paper from my stash,used my cropodile to make holes and added eyelets,ribbon and a sheep embellishment.thanks for looking.kayx

Truly Scrumptious challenge card No 3

Now that i have the time and the energy here is my card for the truly scrumptious challenge. This card will also be sent to my sister in law in canada so hope she likes it. Had to follow a sketch which can be found here. Image from friend is coloured with pastel pink,cocoa and magenta promarkers,matted on core-dinations card and papers from stash.made a scalloped edge with scissors and added brown ribbon.Had to include shiny or eyecatching on your card so have added bling gems in the corners and a butterfly charm.Flower is from the joanne sheen site and i have added a brown button to it.Thanks for looking.kayx

Tuesday, 17 March 2009

New challenge blog-all welcome

Hi all, we know that you all love a challenge so come over to the new challenge blog which you can find here.Every fortnight there will be a new challenge for you to join in. This is open to all,even if you dont have a blog you can join in,just leave a comment and email your picture in to Denise who will add to blog.If you have a blog please link so judges can view your challenge item.The first challenge starts on monday 23rd so remember to hop over and have a look and let the lovely Denise know when you have completed it.there will be three judges who will vote and the best blog challenger will win a goodies prize from the judges.For more info pop over to

Sunday, 15 March 2009

Truly Scrumptious challenge card No 2

Well this is my card for the truly scrumptious second challenge. You have to follow a sketch and include some handmade buttons. I used papers from the new Clare Curd signature range paper pack "the big one" from papermania.You can find info on these papers and her new stamps here.

I cut base paper into four squares,then used nestibilities to cut out circles and cut out flower image which i raised up with 3d pads.Cut out greeting from same pack.I made my buttons out of white card,edged in black and added silver thread.Thanks for looking.


Wallet card for Docrafter

Well as i am too late for the CCSR challenge i decided to still have a go at the paper piecing anyway and make a wallet for someone on the docrafts site.

Papers used are from the clare curd big one paper pack and the colours are fab.Stamped image is from the clare curd signature range-stamping chic-party.Paper pieced onto image and coloured rest with promarkers-blush,maroon and cocoa.Flowers,button and ribbon were from stash.thanks for looking.kayx

Wednesday, 11 March 2009

Fab award from Sue and Jennie

well i am a lucky lady as have received two awards today from two special friends of mine and it has made my day. So thanks jennie and thanks sue for this fab award,if i had known beforehand i could have got my best dress out and wrote a If you want to see these lovely ladies fab blogs just click on their name.i need to choose five other blogs to receive this fab award so here goes....
1. nanaseaside - for all her help
2. Jennie - for helping and inspiring me to have a blog
3. Ikki - for being inspiring
4.denise - for her support
5.dianne - for being a good friend


Apologies for being a bad blogger!!!

Just to say i am sorry for not adding anything to my blog for a few at work and home is hectic at the moment and what spare time i have has been used for keeping up with your lovely blogs and my friends over at the docrafts site.I have booked myself some me time tonight to make some challenge cards as i am so behind. Have a good day whatever you are doing.

Sunday, 8 March 2009

Congratulations to Mina

on reaching her 4 month blog anniversary and having a impressive 160 followers and also achieving a amazing 15000 hits on her gorgeous blog.Mina is a very talented member of docrafts who is also now a team designer,go mina!!!

Please take the time to visit her blog and see her amazing and gorgeous cards of which i am so

You can visit Mina here,so go say hello.


Nestie scalloped card

Hi all, after recieving one of these fab cards,decided i had to have a go myself as they are so cute. There is a excellent tutorial here along with other help with use the cuttlebug.Ikemo is a very talented lady and is willing to share which is fab.

Used cardstock and nesties,then coloured tilda with promarkers,cut out and added to card,ribbon from stash and added a couple of embellishments.This was a fun card to make.

thanks for looking.


Just received another blog award!!!

Hi all,have been given another blog award from the lovely Dianne.Thanks so much and i will display it with pride. I have recently chosen 10 people to recieve this award so i will like to nominate this second award to the followers of my blog to say thanks.Happy crafting.


Saturday, 7 March 2009

Even more blog candy!!!

Am on the hunt for blog candy tonight and found some more over at the lovely Denise's blog where she has put a link to Candy is available til sunday 8th march.


More blog candy

Spotted this amazing blog candy on Carols fab blog.There is so much so hop over to Susies fab blog and add yourself to her blog.Candy is available til 21st march so don't delay.


Pop over to Pink Gem for fab blog candy

hi all, janet is celebrating nearly reaching 50,000 hits on her and is celebrating by giving away some of her own designed stamps which are so cute.So go and have a look and just follow the instructions on her fab blog.

Have got a crafting day planned for tomorrow as getting withdrawal symptoms so watch this space!! Hope you all have a great weekend,

Wednesday, 4 March 2009

Run out of time!!

well was going to make another challenge card tonight but instead ended up helping my nephew make his own blog.he was so pleased with the comments on his fight to the end card on my blog that he wanted his own one. Not sure if he will use it but have set it up and he has put some pics of his cats and two recent cards he has made.mind you just as well i am only up the road so can help when
didnt win the truly scrumptious challenge this time but never mind there is always next time.hope you all have a great evening.

Tuesday, 3 March 2009

Loretta challenge card

This is my card for Lorettas challenge over at the docrafts site. We have to follow a layout sketch and add the finished card to our galleries. I stamped the image (penny black transported) and cut out with nesties plain circle.Coloured image with promarkers - orange,skyblue,pastel pink and cocoa.Used retro prints paperstack from DCWV and green and orange co-ordinations card for matts.Added a peeloff i coloured for the greeting.Enjoyed making this card.Thanks for looking.x

Look what the lovely Denise has given me.....

Wow,my first blog award and how nice of Denise to pick me.i am so chuffed.Thanks so much Denise.Go and have a look at her fab blog here.

The rules are i have to now choose 10 people to pass this on to.I have chosen people who have helped me set up my new blog and ones i love to look at.I would love to give everyone a award though as all your blogs are fab.x

3. Lors

5. Mina

8. Ann

10. Jackie

Monday, 2 March 2009

Birthday card for docrafter buddy

I have made this card for a docrafter buddy whose birthday is soon.Used square cardstock,paper from docrafter in swop,fab hangler image(love this and so want the stamps)from docrafter and coloured in with my promarkers.added bling to image,purple ribbon and paper ribbon from stash,added my bargain buttons from the early learning centre (70p for box)to flower and card and finally stamped greeting using cuddlybuddly sentiment stamp.thanks for looking.x

Sunday, 1 March 2009

Fab blog candy

hi all,just to let you know that you need to hop over to Michelleo's blog and have a look at the fab blog candy up for grabs.Its available til the 14th march.
Thanks also for the lovely comments on the card my nephew Ryan made,he was very chuffed with the comments. Had to give him his own box of stash to save him raiding

Saturday, 28 February 2009

Blog card 'fight to the end' by Ryan 11yrs old

My nephew enjoys crafting on his visits and has his own craft box.After seeing my new blog he decided he wanted to make a blog card for you all to see.Ryan is 11yrs old and would be grateful if you would comment on his knight card.He used shiny purple cardstock,sticky letters,castle embellishment and coloured with whispers pens a image given to me by a docrafter.Thanks for looking.x

Friday, 27 February 2009

My gorgeous dog sam

well as requested for moggilee on docrafts,here are some more pics of my dog sam.He is a 8 yr old yorkshire terrier who lives to play football with my sons,chase our cats (they are bigger than him)!! and generally be pampered. My husband brought him for me as a birthday pressie and i fell in love the first time i saw him.hope you like looking at these.x

Thursday, 26 February 2009

This was my PIF prize from craftycrafter denise

Look what i got in the post today from the lovely Denise over at her fab blog .It was crammed full of the most fab goodies and i look forward to playing with them later.Thanks so much Denise.x

Wednesday, 25 February 2009

Truly Scrumptious challenge card

Well this is my first ever blog challenge card and i have made it for my mum.Used to make the card were -
white square card,green co-ordinations card,text print paper from DCWV, pink co-ordinations card, whiff of joy image (from docrafter)coloured with rose pink, blossom,blush and apple promarkers,flower,brad,ribbon,heart embellishments and peeloff from stash.
now off to try and link to blog,i might be a

Tuesday, 24 February 2009

Problems with leaving comments!! / update below

Hi all,just want you to know that i have been unable to leave comments on several blogs yesterday and today due to a problem with the word verification so i am not ignoring you!!!i know from friends that they cant leave messages here either.hope to sort it today but if anyone can shed some light on this problem can you contact me via docrafts where i am known as incy68.thanks and have a good day to all.x

Update-been on blog help and found this link,so have a go and hope it fixes the comment problem.

Monday, 23 February 2009

Feeling chuffed with myself

hi there,well this is my third day of blogging and i am addicted already!!! many thanks to tanmo and lors for their help in setting up my blog.have now managed to add links,pics,lists and more. i hope to blog regularly,work permitting.thanks for popping in.x

Sunday, 22 February 2009


Well Lors has tagged me and i know have to tell you 20 facts about me and tag five others.

1. I have a caterpillar tattoo
2. I am now the dreaded 40
3. I have three boys,aged 16,18 and 19
4. Favourite colour is red
5. live near the sea
6. Husband is my soul mate and very good at putting up with my crafting
7. I run a pre-school
8. Fave food is chocolate cake and chocolate custard
9. Hate spiders (docrafters might find that strange as i am called
10. Enjoy colouring images with my beloved promarkers
11. Have 3 pets,dog called sam and cats are otis and mitzi
12. Loving learning about blogging
13. Favourite song is Eternal flame by the bangles
14. Enjoy learning new things
15.Refuse to drive on the motorway,did it once and nearly had a heartache!
16. Love to watch C.S.I, horror films and weepies
17. Am a tidy freak which goes against the crafting grain
18. Addicted to docraft site,have made great friends on the site
19. Need to learn to say no!
20. Collect coloured glass.

Right all done so i am going to tag Tanmo,Trish,Ann,Sue and Fiona.x

Saturday, 21 February 2009

having challenged tanmo over at docrafts to use some skeleton leaves, i then had to make a card myself!. coloured image from docrafter with promarkers,which i love.layered up on coredinations card and inserted skeleton leaves.used papermania paper for base and card from stock.added paper lace and purple ribbon over the top.stamped greeting on card and added three purple buttons.hope tanmo likes it.x

Friday, 20 February 2009

have decided this will be my first card on my blog as i loved making this was my valentines card for my hubby and also anniversary as we got married on valentines day.
i stamped the bench,then masked it and stamped tilda.coloured with promarkers.layered up on card and ribbon from stash.added flower and stamped greeting on red card stock.pleased to say hubby loved it.x

my first post as a blogger

well this is my little space of crafty heaven where i shall be displaying my crafty bits etc and letting you all peep into my life.thanks for looking.x