Thursday, 30 April 2009

I Card... 3 Challenges

Hope you'll all well.
I had a massive response to my last card- 28 comments!!!
I am now addicted to these challenges! I was just scouring through them today... decided which i'd have a go at.
I decided to enter:
Inspirational Card Sketches.
They've got a fab sketch to follow... so simple and plenty of room for any added embellies!!
Secondly, Cute Card Thursday. The theme this week is mirror.
I have used sparkly brads, and shiny gems. Hope this counts.
And last but not least... Cupcake Craft Challenge, the theme this week is 5 embellishments.
I have used: Flowers, brads, gems, ribbon, and cardstock stickers. ( green scalloped border.)

* Sarah Kay image, coloured with whispers.
* BG papers and cardstock stickers.. sugared.*
* PM gems *
* Hobby Craft ribbon*
* Prima flowers, and a mixture of brads.*
* Peel-off from stash.*

A Different Angle:

Well thanks for looking,
Please leave a comment if you have time... they really make my day.

Fern xx

Tuesday, 28 April 2009

1 Card 3 Challenges! :O)

Hi Everyone,
I was challenge searching tonight as i had a card order from my Mom.
I am enetering 3 challenges!! :O)
Creative Card Crew:
Have a fab sketch to follow... i really enjoying working with it.
Stamptacular Sunday Challenge:
This weeks challenge is to use charms, i have used a little hat charm attached with a PM sparkly brad.
The third and final challenge is A Spoon Full Of Sugar:
This week is to use blue and green.
* PM papers*
* Hobby Craft ribbon*
* PM and punched flower with PM sparkly brads *
* Charm and peeloffs from stash *
* The image is a lovely Penny Black from Lyndsey, coloured with whispers *

The Inside:

Just a few simple embellies and scraps of paper.

Thanks for looking...

Fern xx

Monday, 27 April 2009

Cute Card Thursday and One Stop Craft Challenge

The Inside:

Sorry about the pictures i deleted the one, and now they're muddled up.
I have made these cards as samples at my Dads Work, as i've been doing quite well there recently.
I always struggle with mens cards, as i never have any stamps to use.
I'm dying to get my hands on Clare Curds FOR HIM stamping set.... but everywhere seems to be out of stock!!!
I am entering this card into Cute Card Thursday Challenge which is: Edgy.
I have ditressed, ripped and inked my papers with Ancient Page, and sand paper.
And also the One Stop Craft Challenge, which is: try something new.
I have never distressed or torn anything before, as i love my papers to much!!


* Dovecraft paper *
* String, lace, ribbon and button from stash *
* Stiches: Poky tool. and fineliner *
* Peel Offs: PM *
* Rub-Ons BG *

A Close-up Of Embellies

Well thanks for looking, i had loads of comments on my last card!!
I was amazed.
Thankyou so much!!

Love Fern xx

Saturday, 25 April 2009

Penny Black Challenge.

Look what i recieved when i gotr home from school yesterday....
Isn't it just beautiful!
My very kin=d friend Debby sent me this stunning card with plenty of gorgeous Penny Black images inside!
Thankyou Debby :O)
I just love the bright colours, and the way you decoupage your images so well!

And my card:
I was just blog hopping and challenge seeking, when i came across the penny Black Saturday Challenge.
I just had to make a card!
The theme is anything goes, so i used something new.
I added a pin to the ribbon, and on the inside i attached a fabric sentiment.

* Hobby Craft Ribbon *
* K+Co Papers *
* Penny Black image, coloured with whispers and watercolour pencils *
* Pin, stole from my moms sewing box! :O)
* Prima and puched flowers *
* PM pearl brads and PM gems *
* Buttons and sentiment from stash *

A Close-up

Well enjoy the rest of the weekend, i've seen some gorgeous cards on your amazing
blogs so far!

Love Fern xx

Thursday, 23 April 2009


Good Evening, i'm posting a bit late tonight.... but i just had to show you the card i made with the images Lyndsey sent me. The image is a gorgeous Sugar Nellie, don't you just love her?
I have used my new papers and embellies ( flowers) from the set i won in Max's Easter Eggtravaganzer, so i don't know the brand.
I have coloured the image with whispers, and glittered with PM glitz it on the bags.
(Not that you can see!)
The Inside...

More flowers, and i space to write, it's not much, but i just think it makes the card more special!

Enjoy the evening, off to watch Hells Kitchen!
Love Fern xx

Wednesday, 22 April 2009

Look What I Got!

I was so pleased to recive this gorgeous parcel when i popped into Ashmoore Park yesterday. The card is from my friend Lyndsey ( sorry Lyndsey i stole the picture from your blog to show everyone, as my pictures can't do it justice!)
The card was full of beautiful images... about 40!
I can't wait to start colouring them!

Also, my fabulous parcel from Max arrived this morning absolutely jamed packed with stickers, embellies and chipboard letters! I hope to make some cards with it soon.

But i'm quite busy at the moment, havn't had anychance to do anything, as i'm studing for my SATS tests this year.
Love Fern xx

Sunday, 19 April 2009


I cannot believe i won one of the prizes!
Do remember i posted about a great game on Max's Blog?
Well thanks to Sem i realized i'd won one of the prizes. ;o)
My chosen number is 7.
Fingers crossed, i may have won a star prize!!!
Sorry, i'm slightly excited this is my first win.
My mom thinks i'm mad as at the moment i'm bouncing around the house like tigger! :O)

I think i ought to calm down a bit before i break something!

Fern xx


( can't load at the moment- computer's playing up again! )

Lady In The Bath

Hello, 've made this card for my mom to take to work, so she can show the ladies in the office who might order a few...
I tried some new tecniques:
I dabbed white acrylic paint with a cotton wool bud to create the raised affect for the bubbles. And used anitas clear glosss. ( Not that you can see it. )
Papers are K+ Co, and the image is Leere Aldrich, coloured wioth watercolour paints and Whispers.
Flowers are prima, and hand punched with PM pearl brads.
Ribbon and gems from stash.
Sentiment printed from the computer.

Thanks for looking, please leave a comment if you have time.

Fern xx

Stamped Images...

Ok, now this might sound incredibly rude, but would anyone be up for a image swap?
I would love some Sugar Nellies, Tilda's, Penny Blacks, and mabey even some Whiff Of Joys
But all would be appriciated.
I have: Two Tildas, ( one of which is Christmas. ) 2 Penny Blacks, ( one is Christmas) a Leere Aldrich, forever friends, Sarah Kay, two Christmas Rachel Ann Miller.... and some of my favourite sentiments.

I will post first class, and will stamp onto either watercolour paper or quality white cardstock with a brilliance inkpad. :O)

Love Fern xx

Whiff Of Joy Summer Stamp Kit

Just a quick post to tell you about Katharina's Blog Candy.
She is giving away 2 Whiff of Joy Stamp Sets!
Here's what you have to do:
  • Grab the above logo and put it on your sidebar with a link to the Whiff of Joy webstore (I know a lot of you already did this, thanks a lot and even better :)
  • Write a post on your blog letting people know about my candy.
  • Come back here and leave me a link to your post in the below Mr. Linky Widget. (Only entries to the widget count).
  • My candy is open until friday May 1st
But, i can't seem to upload the pictures at the moment, the stupid computer is not saving them.
So pop over there now, and enter. :O)

Fern xx

Friday, 17 April 2009

Me Again...


Me again, for the second time today! I just had to share with you this card i made with me new K+ Co papers- they're gorgeous, and i love them to bits! They use my favourite colours:
* 1- green *
* 2- brown *
* 3- blue *
* 4- pink *
I have used my new Penny Black stamp ( again! ) coloured with my trusty whispers.
Flower punches, and buttons, gems are from stash! :O)

Have a great evening...

Fern xx

Crafty Monkeys Challenge- Spring

Good morning, hope you're all well. I am very excited as this week, i am guest designer for the childrens challenge blog: Crafty Monkeys.
The challenge is Spring, so i tried to kept the colours green and fresh, with a tint of brown:

* PM papers *
* Penny Black stickeroos *
* Purple cows circle cutter *
* Prima flowers *
* PM gems *
* Flower punches large and small *
* Stiching : poky tool and fineliner pen. *
* Buttons and string: from stash *

Thanks for visting...

Fern xx

Tuesday, 14 April 2009

New Goodies and a Card!

Been shopping today, to Hobby Craft. I have to say, i was very dissapointed at their selection of stamps, but i did mnanage to pick a few things up. I am now the proud owner of:

* The Essentials Penny Black stamp *
* 2 Rolls of Ribbon ( 49p for 3 metres! ) *
* Flower punch * ( reduced to £2.50 )
* Foam pads *
* Brilliance inkpad *
I was really impressed with the inkpad. The image stamped out very clear, and i didn't have to buy a stamp cleaner, the stamp was as good as new with a rub from a few baby wipes!

So, i've been playing around this afternoon, and came up with this:


* Smirk papers *
* Penny Black Stamp; The Essentials, watercoloured with Whispers *
* Daisy punch- large and small! *
* Pink ribbion from stash *

Thanks for dropping by! :O)

Fern xx

Eggstravaganza Prize Pot

Hello, just a quick post to tell you about the Easter Eggtravaganza on Max's Blog. There are 16 prizes to be won including 2 special prizes! To enter pop over, leave a comment and post about it on your blog. You never know... you may be lucky! :O)

Fern xx

Monday, 13 April 2009


Yesterday it was my sisters birthday, and my nan came round with the pressies. She bourght Lucy hers, put then also pulled out a present for me! I was so excited and ripped off the paper to find she'd bourght me the Purple Cows cutting machine! It comes with a ruler a circle cutter, with three different blades! Two templates:
* Circles *
* and ovals *
So now io can cut perfect shapes!
Hope to create some cards with it soon! :O)

Love Fern xx

Saturday, 11 April 2009

More Scrapbook!

Hello, hope you're all enjoying your easter weekend! I made a few more pages of my scrapbook this morning. It's nice to open it up when family members come round! Anyway, this is a picture of me in Florida when we were in a Kilimanjaro Safari in Animal Kingdom. It was an amazing ride, on real open trucks with fantastic animals. I took pictures of an elephant and it's baby, and i got so close to a White rhino, i could reach out and rub it's rough skin!
* Disney papers *
* PM papers *
* Prima flowers *
* Pm gems *
* Disney lettering*

Thanks for stopping by, and please leave a comment if you have time! :o)
Have a great Easter!

Love Fern x :O)

Friday, 10 April 2009

A few pages of my scrapbook...

Hello, a big:
*Good Friday*
To you all! Hope your enjoying the wet weather! :O)
I thought i'd share with you a few pages of my scrapbook so far. My mom asked me to create this, as it's much nicer to flick through a bright and colourful book full of pictures, than yank them out of a cardboard box!
I've added quite a few embellies, most opf the papers are Disney Tinkerbell, but i've combined/ matted with others such as:
* Forever Friends
* Smirk
* Co- ordinations
* Pm
The ribbon is the Crafthouse, gems are PM, and flowers are prima.
I am begining to run out of primas, so i have decided to make my own. Hopefully i'll post some cards using them tomorrow!

Thursday, 9 April 2009

Finally Some Cards! And the second Crafty Monkeys Challenge!

I have made this card for my sisters birthday, she's turning 10 on Easter Sunday. She's not much of a girly girl and isn't so keen on pink! I decided to use my delish Cupcake papers from Basic Grey.

The Ingredients:
* Basic Grey cupcake papers
* Poky tool: ( for stiching )
* Fineliner
* Penny Black image ( from Lyndsey) coloured with whispers.
* The craft house ribbon
* PM gems
* BG rub-on ( inside)
* Doodlebug rub-ons ( front)

Love Fern x

My Second Card:

Hello, happy Thursday. The weather was lovely yesterday but it's quite dull today. I have made this card to get back into stamping a bit, and also to enter this weeks Crafty Monkeys Challenge:
* Something for the girls! *
At first, i couldn't get the image to stamp out properly and my poor Sarah Kay image either didn't have a head, or a basket of apples!

* Basic Grey Sugared paper.
* Sarah Kay stamp, watercoloured with whispers.
* Prima flowers
* button and lace from stash.
* Inking: Ancient page, chocolate.
* Verse inside printed from: Imag- e- nations website.

Enjoy the rest of the day.

Love Fern x

Sunday, 5 April 2009

I'm Back!!!!!

Well, i'm back, and i'm shattered!! :O) The flight was awful... really bumpy, and 7 hours! We left Orlando at 5:45, but arrived in Manchester airport at 9:00. When we were in the villa, i used my dads sat-nav to search for crafting shops. No results! The nearest one was more than 20 miles away, and we had to save the last bit of petrol for the airport! But, i managed to buy a tinkerbell scrapbooking set, with papers, stickers ect. In the pictures above i have shown you some of the things i bought. Including: A Minnie mouse doll, a Pluto cuddly toy, a disney necklace and a silver necklace, a mikey mouse ornament globe, a growing flannel, two keyrings, and an autograph book bulging with characters autographs.
I had a great time, but am glad to get back home to my warm and familiar bed. I have got 2 weeks off from now and counting, so i'm going to try and fit some crafting, ( and craft shopping!!!) into my to-do list. :O)

Have a good night, i know i will!

Love Fern :O) x