Monday, 7 September 2009

Whipper Snapper

I have had this Whipper Snapper stamp for ages and have hardly used it!! I think we are all the same, we all have so many stamps that they very rarely see daylight lol. So I am trying to use the stamps that I haven't used for a long time. This stamp is called "Flowers for you" (LY818) and like to title says it is by Whipper Snapper.

Backing paper - My Minds Eye

Ribbon - Dovecraft

Flower - SU punch 5 petal flower (112829) From Jules

Oval greetings - stamping up oval punches and Oval all stamp set from Jules.

Hope everyone is ok have a good evening

Maria x

Sunday, 6 September 2009


Just wanted to show you a picture of the new rack I bought for my craft room. It is made to store your ink pads. The only ink pads that don't really fit is the SU ones which you can see at the bottom right hand side. Other than that it is perfect for storing your ink pads and the shelves are removable so you can store slightly taller things like your stickles. I bought this rack here.

It needs a few more ink pads to fill it lol, but I am working on it!! Please excuse the wonky photo. My photography is rubbish lol.

Hope everyone has had a good weekend so far. Back later with a card.

Maria x

Thursday, 3 September 2009

Christmas Fairy Doodles

I made this card with one of the new christmas Fairy Doodles stamp sets from Buzzcrafts. I love these little designs and they are fabulous to colour too

I stamped the image on to white card and coloured in. I then chalked the image with Versa magic chalk pad then over stamped a swirl stamp around the edges of the image. I also stamped the swirls down the edge of the card blank and cut around the image to give the edge of the card a little extra detail. I made the buttons by making some matching backing paper in the same way as I chalked the card, then I punched them out with some round punches. Then I punched some holes in the centres with my Crop-a-dile. To finish them I heat embossed them with Ultra thick embossing enamel. The image was then mounted on Silver Miri card and I also stuck a piece of silver miri board on the inside of the card to show off the edge of the card.

Hope everyone is having a good weekend.

Maria x

Wednesday, 2 September 2009

An Award

I would like to say a big Thank you to Natalie for passing this award onto me, The condition of the award is to tell everyonefive things about yourself. So here goes....

1. I am really forgetful

2. I hate shopping (unless it's for craft stash)

3. I'm scared of spiders

4. I love drawing

5. I'm a tidy freak and like things in their place, apart from in my craft room where it looks like there has been a major explosion!!

I would like to pass this award onto Vicki, Michelle, Tracey, Tara and Julie.

Hope everyone is ok.

Maria x

Monday, 31 August 2009

BIA Note Book

Here is a little Bind-it-all note book that I made over the weekend. It hasn't come out quite the way I thought it was going to, but it's not too bad. The papers I used are from Papermania, The ribbon is from SU and I purchase my SU from Jules. The Greeting is made with the Oval all stamp set and the SU oval punches.

Hopefully be back soon. Have a good day.

Maria x

Today I have this card to show you, I made it yesterday but never got time to post it. I have had this stamp a little while, One of my lovely friends got this for me while she was on her hols in Yorkshire :0)The stamp is called Team effort and is from Penny Black
Papers - My minds eye Bloom and Grow
Flowers - Prima from The Craftroom
Ribbon - Dovecraft
Image has been coloured with Whisper pens.
I haven't put a greeting on this card yet as I don't know what I am going to use it for.
Here is a little close up. (Still trying to get used of the new Camera lol)

Hope everyone has had a good bank holiday
Maria x

Sunday, 30 August 2009

New Camera

Well i'm finally able to post again now that I have a new camera. After my last post the other camera decided to pack up completly!! So bare with me while I get to grips with the new one.Backing paper (Green) - The spring stack
Spotty paper - From stash
Metal happy Birthday from Making Memories
Image - High Hopes Froggy Gift from Dies to Die for.
Buttons from stash
Image coloured with Pro Markers

Hope everyone is having a good day, it is raining here and has been doing so all day!
Maria x

Wednesday, 26 August 2009

Julie's stampers 10 Clubs

Hi everyone, Just wanted to spread the word for the Fabulous Jules about her Stampers 10 Clubs. Julie is a Stampin Up Demo and runs her clubs from October until July. If you sign up for one of her clubs you agree to purchase £15.00 worth of stampin up goodies per month for 10 months. There are 10 people in each club and you each have a month where you are Hostess. This means when it is your month you can earn Free products and a hostess gift.
Please click here to go to Julie's blog for more details.

I would just like to say that I joined one of julie's clubs last year and have already put my name down for this year. It is an excellent way of building up your SU products and Jules provides an excellent service. She is very Friendly and always so Helpful. Why not pop over and take a look on her blog.

Maria x

Tuesday, 18 August 2009

Tilda Picking Lilacs

Today I have two cards to show you. I made these over the weekend. Please excuse the photos my camera is getting very old and only switches on when it wants to and then it takes very poor pictures (and my photography has some part to play!! lol)The card above has been coloured with Pro markers and then the image cut out with nestabilities. The backing paper is cardstock from the DCWV Latte stack that I bought at The Craftroom. The image is Tilda picking Lilacs. The flowers are Prima and the Brads are from Dovecraft, again all purchased at The Craftroom.

This second card was made using the My Minds Eye Bloom and Grow paper pack. The image has again been coloured with Pro markers. The greeting is a stamp from Hero arts.

Hope everyone is having a good day, it's very sunny here today. Will be back a little later with some pics of my craft room. I am waiting for hubby to put up a new shelving unit that is from Craftracks and will house all of my ink pads ect.
Have a good day
Maria x

Thursday, 6 August 2009

I'm Still here!!

A big hello to everyone, I AM still here!! I have had a very busy few months and decided that something had to give, so decided to take a break from blogging. Now that things have calmed down a bit here hopefully I will have the time to get back into the swing of updating my blog and even a bit of blog hopping!

Here are a few cards that I have made recently.

I tried to keep these quite simple. The top one was coloured with Whisper pens and the other two where coloured with my Pro Markers.

Hope everyone is ok and having a good weekend. Hopefully be back a little later with some more cards. Ta ta for now
Maria x

Saturday, 30 May 2009

In case you're in the area...

I don't know about you... but when I am going somewhere different I always have a look online to see if there is any craft shops there!! I know truly addicted lol. Well with the holiday season coming up I thought I would tell you about Our local craft shop. This is a picture below and this is where I buy all my stash from. The shop is big and is packed full of everything for Scapbooking, cardmaking, papercrafting and also Jewelery making. They also stock Magnolia, Elzybels and Pennyblack which are all my favourite stamps.

The shop is in Newton Abbot town, which is about 8 miles away from Torquay. The address is
57, Queen's Street,
Newton Abbot.
TQ12 2AU.

If you are down this way make sure you pay a visit, you won't be dissappointed. They also have an online store for Quilling which is and on the bottom of their home page is a little map of Newton Abbot so you can see where they are. If there was any questions about what they stock ect. Their telephone number is 01626 336171 and the shop owner is called Jo.

Hope you all have a lovely weekend in the sunshine. Hopefully will be back with some cards real soon.

Maria x

Wednesday, 13 May 2009

Magnolia cards

Finally a couple of cards! I seem to get very little time to blog lately and when I do I spend the time looking at everyone elses blog instead of posting on mine!. I have finally had time to sit and make a couple of cards today. This first one is an order for a friend. I have also decorated the inside but have not took a picture as it has all the personal details of where and when the christening is going to be.The papers are all SU from Jules
The image is Magnolia
Ribbon and buttons from stash
and wording done on my PC.

This second card was made just for fun.
Image - Magnolia, Tilda with cowberry muffin
Paper all from Making Memories Embellishment paper (Emma)
Retro Flower punch from EK success
Button from stash
Greeting - Elzybells.

I hope everyone is ok,
Thanks for popping by Maria x

Saturday, 2 May 2009

Steph's Amazing blog candy

Steph is giving away this amazing blog candy in celebration of 50,000 hits. Congratulations Steph. To enter pop over to Steph's blog and leave a comment on her blog and then post it on your blog. Good luck everyone!

Hope everyone is enjoying the sunshine. Have a great weekend.

Maria x

Monday, 27 April 2009

Some cards at last

Hi everyone,
Sorry it's been so long since my last post. Blogger decided that it wasn't going to let me upload pics so I have lots of cards to post over the next few days, that is providing blogger lets me again! I must apologise for my lack of comments I have been reading your blogs when I have had time but have not always had time to leave a comment. Hopefully will get some precious time to do this later.This first card is made using the new Elyzabels stamps. I think they are so sweet and great to colour.
Backing paper and ribbon are SU from Jules
Image was coloured using my Whisper pens
Backing paper - DCWV spring stack
Ribbon - SU from Jules
Punch - Retro Flower
Image coloured with Whisper pens.
I hope everyone is having a good day,
Maria x

Tuesday, 21 April 2009

Debbie's Blogoversary Candy

Debbie is celebrating her blogoversary and to celebrate she is offering the chance to win this AMAZING candy. Pop over and leave her a comment and post a link on your blog to be in with a chance to win. Candy closes 30th April. Good luck everyone.

Maria x

Friday, 10 April 2009

Happy Easter

I wanted to wish everyone a happy Easter, I hope you all have a lovely weekend with your families. And lets not forget you can eat chocolate and be guilt free this weekend lol.

This is another card made with another stamp from the Magnolia Spring kit.

Backing paper is SU from Jules

Ribbon - Dovecraft

Oval greeting - CWC

Image coloured with Whisper pens

Have a great day whatever you are doing

Maria x

Tuesday, 7 April 2009

It's been a while!!

Well.... it's been a while since I last posted, the reason being my computer had a virus and I couldn't sort it myself and had to wait for a few days to get it fixed!! Unfortunatly I lost all the precious photos of the kids ect so I am not very happy about that.

But on with the show!! this is a card I made with the Magnolia spring kit. I love this kit It had some wonderful stamps in it.

Backing papers - Bazzill Cardstock and patterned paper from stash

Ribbon - Stampin up Via Julie (fab service)

Oval greeting - CWC

Images coloured with Whisper pens.

Hope everyone is ok, I will be catching up with your blogs over the next few days

Maria x

Friday, 27 March 2009


I thought you might like to see these lovely bookmarks that my little boy made to sell for Comic relief. He loves crafting and in November he made Christmas cards to sell at school to raise money for children in need. He raised £26.00 for Children in need and for comic relief he raised just over £30.00. So as you can gather it is a proud Mum moment!!lol.
Hope you are having a good day
Maria x

Blog candy runner up

You might remember a few weeks ago that Jill was the winner of my birthday blog candy, well when I told her that she had won she said that she had been out a bought the stamp set and could I offer it as a runner up prize. So I entered the numbers into and the number was 13 which is Kaz.
Congrats Kaz and thank you Jill for being so generous with your prize.
Maria x

Monday, 16 March 2009

Birthday Thank yous

I would like to say a HUGE thank you to my blogging buddies that have so kindly sent me gifts for my Birthday today. Thank you sooo much guys for making my birthday so special today. The first 2 photos are of the card and goodies that Vicki sent me. The little pink box has some Lovely Chocolates in it, Have hidden these away from the kids!! lol. Thank you Vicki x

The next card is from Natalie who also sent me 2 gorgeous stamps that have been on my wish list for a while. Thank you so much Natalie x

And this last card is from Michelle it came with these gorgeous ribbons and brads. Thank you so much Michelle. So as you can all see I have had a wonderful birthday with some gorgeous cards and gifts. So thank you everyone, you have made my birthday extra special x x.

I was also very lucky as mu DH bought me a new Papermania wheelable tote and the gorjuss new stamps from sugarnellie (gorjuss girls) they have been sitting on my DH desk for over a week and I haven't been allowed to use them!! but today I finally got my hands on them, but haven't had time to use them yet lol.
Once again thank you so much.
Maria x

Birthday Flowers

I wanted to show you a pic of the lovely flowers I recieved for my birthday aren't they gorgeous? The yellow ones are from my friend and the pink ones are from from my Brother and sister-in-law.

Blog Candy Winner

Sorry I am a little late drawing my Candy, my lovely hubby took me out for lunch so I have only just managed to do it.
I used to draw out the winner and the winning number was 6, which is Jill. Congratulations Jill. Please could you email me your address and I will post it out to you. Thanks to everyone that took the time to enter. My email address is
Will be back later with some pics and some thank yous.
Maria x

Birthday and Blogoversary candy

Yesterday was my one year Blogoversary. The year seems to have flown by. I have really enjoyed blogging over the last year and I appreciate all the lovely comments that people leave for me. So to celebrate I am giving away some candy.
The winner will recieve the items in the pic below
  • 1 packet of Making Memories Label holders
  • PM ribbon pack
  • Pink Prima flowers
  • Penny Black rubber stamp (In a friend you find your second self.)
  • I pack Daisy and Dandelion Stickers
  • ! pack of Daisy and Dandelion Clear stamps set

Now all you need to do is leave a link on your blog to this candy and leave me a comment on this post. If you would like to become a follower that would be .

Good luck everyone, I will draw this candy on my birthday on the 16th March at 12 o'clock midday. Please note this candy is open to everyone as I will post worldwide.

Hope you are having a good day and have this lovely sunshine

Maria x

P.s this post will remain at the top, so please scroll down for newer posts. x

Sunday, 8 March 2009

Dies to Die for DT Call

Tracey at Dies to Die for is looking for a guest DT member pop over to her blog for details, but hurry it ends today. (I hope i'm not too late). These are the cards I have made to enter.This first card was made using one of the new Penny Black stamps for 2009. I also used my new Martha punch, which is fab!! The Greeting is from CWC and to add a little colour I used a chalk pad to colour around the edges.
Here is another card made with a Penny Black stamp. The backing paper is from SU as is the gorgeous ribbon. Flowers are Prima and the image was coloured with my Whisper pens.

This is the card I have made for my youngest son who will be 8 this week. (my how time zooms!!) The stamp is called Froggy gift from Tracey herself at Dies to die for. The stars were made with a Dovecraft punch, Greeting is CWC and the ribbon is from SU. The backing papers were from my scraps draw!!

I do apologise for these awful pics, but they were taken at my Mum's house as I had sealed the envelope down and then realised I hadn't taken a photo of the card!! lol. Yesterday was my Mum and Dads 48th Wedding Anniversay. I have used Bazzill cardstock for the matting and layering and the patterned paper is the Forever Friends papers. Label holder is from Making Memories and the flowers are Primas. The image is one I recieved in a swap.

Hope everyone is having a good day. We have gale force winds and it's pouring with rain!!. Hope I'm not too late with my Entry. Keeping everything crossed lol!!
Maria x

Wednesday, 4 March 2009

Finally some cards!!

At last a couple of cards. It's been a while!!. This first card was made with one of the new penny black stamps released for 2009. I have coloured the image in with my Whisper pens and the cut out with my rectangle Nestabilities. The background paper is from The spring stack and the Ribbon and flowers are from my stashFor the second card I used my beloved Sugarnellie stamp and cut her out using my new Nestabilities, The flowers are Prima and the centre brad is from Dovecraft. The Ribbon is from SU. The circle greeting is CWC.
Well I hope everyone is keeping well. Sorry for my recent lack of blogging, I have been so busy lately I just don't know where the time goes. Yesterday was my one year blogoversary, so I will be back with some blog candy very soon.
Have a great day
Maria x

Tuesday, 17 February 2009

Bev's blog candy

Bev is giving away the most amazing blog candy. All you need to do to be in with a chance is pop over to her blog and leave her a comment. Then post a link on your blog telling everyone about her candy and where to find it.

Good luck everyone
Maria x

Monday, 16 February 2009

Gayle's blog candy

Gayle is giving away some fabulous blog candy. Pop over and take a look at her fab blog and why not enter while you're there.

Good luck everyone.

Maria x

Sunday, 15 February 2009

Rach's blog candy

Rach is giving away this gorgeous blog candy, Rach has an amazing blog with LOADS of followers pop over and take a look at her AMAZING cards and enter at the same time. Good luck everyone, fingers crossed.
Maria x

Friday, 13 February 2009

Kristen's blog candy

Kristen is giving us the chance to win some blog candy. Pop over to her blog and take a look around. To enter her blog candy you have to leave her a comment, post a link to her candy on your blog and become a follower. Good luck everyone.
Maria x

Thursday, 12 February 2009

I'm in a Magazine!!!

I have been so excited waiting for this magazine to come out as I knew that one of my cards was going to be in it. So when I found out that they had used two of my cards I was sooo chuffed. So I you can imagine how pleased I was yesterday when I collected it to see that one of my cards has its picture on the cover too (3rd one down on the left hand side). This is the first time I have had a card published in a magazine and I loved seeing it there in print!! The theme was Mothers day using Pastel colours.

This magazine is available in craft shops only and If your local shop does not sell it you can contact to order a copy £3.99 + postage

Hope everyone is ok, sorry I haven't been around lately I have been quite busy but have been reading your blogs just not commenting. I have been trying to catch up with commenting today but still have a few more to visit.
Maria x

Saturday, 7 February 2009

Sharni's Special Giveaway

Sharni is giving away some special candy in Feb, it will be drawn on Valentines day. All you have to do to be in with a chance of winning is pop over to her blog and leave a comment on her post telling her what you are doing for Valentines Day. Good Luck everyone.

Maria x

Wednesday, 21 January 2009

Jules's Blog Candy

Jules is offering this fabulous Blog candy, all you need to do to be in with a chance to win is leave her a comment and post a link on your blog. Take a look at her fab cards made with lots of gorgeous SU papers while you're there!
Maria x

Saturday, 17 January 2009

Sweet Ebony Art

I think these Sweet Ebony Art stamps are my all time favourites, they are great to use and I love colouring them in. I have made this card ready for a friends birthday. The pictures aren't that great as the light is so poor here today, the rain is definatly on it's way!!

The paper I used for this card is from K&co and I bought the stamp from Funkykits. The flowers are Primas and the Circle greeting is from SU and the Demo I buy my SU products from is Julie (she provides and excellent service and is always happy to help so take a visit to her blog)
To colour the image I have used my Whisper pens.

I hope you all have a great weekend. I intend to get some time to craft this weekend all going well.

Maria x

Wednesday, 14 January 2009

Awards From Natalie

I would like to say a BIG thank you to Natalie for giving me these fabulous awards. So thank you Natalie it means a lot to me.The rules say you have to pass this award on to 7 people, which is the hard part as all your blogs are so fantastic.

So here goes.... The seven people I would like to pass this award onto are
and Dawn
Have a great day everyone
Maria x

Tuesday, 13 January 2009

Another 3D card

Hope everyone is having a good day. Just another quick card.
Maria x