Sunday, 30 August 2009

Sunday Sketch and Stamp

Hi Everyone,
Hope you're all enjoying the weekend. This is my third card with my new Miss Anya's... i love them!! Of course i've used my Cuttle-Bug... i can't stop using it! :O)
I'm entering my card into this weeks fabulous sketch by the super talented Sem at Sunday Sketch and Stamp. They're also looking for 3 new guest designers to join them.

I coloured Anya whispers and pro-markers. I think my colouring is getting better... i've mastered brown hair, i just need to move onto blond now lol :O) I added two little pink gems to her shoes for a bit of added intrest too. The yummy papers are my neglected K+Co.... i love these, but forget i've got them!

I've used some more fabulous lace from Carole, and the pink flowers are Prima.

Well, thanks for stopping by, i really appreciate everyone coming to visit me and leaving such encouraging comments! Thankyou xx

Fern xx

Saturday, 29 August 2009

Sketch Saturday

Hi Everyone, i've made this card following the fab sketch from this weeks Sketch Saturday, i loved the panels at the bottom, { well, once i'd rotated it! } and sideways sentimet.
I've used my new nesties- again :O) - and i'm played with all my new Miss Anya stamps too. The gorgeous papers are MME Bloom and Grow, i embossing the leaf panels with the Dvine Swirl embossing folder for a bit of texture.

I normally put an insert inside my cards, but this is for my friend, so i wanted it to be a bit more special! The gorgeous shopping bags are from a Woodware set that Carol sent me. Thankyou xx.

I also recieved another award yesterday from Rach. Thanks so much... i really appriciate you thinking of me.

Secondly, my friend Georgia has just set up a fabulous new challenge blog called The Crafty Calender, at the moment shes looking for 7 new DT members.

And finally, you may have noticed a banner at the top of my sidebar, well, my friend Lyndsey has started a new blog for my local craft shop in Ashmore park, she is taking it over, to suppply all the products she loves.

Well, thanks for dropping by today, i've managed a post almost every day this week, and i've had some really posative and encouraging comments. Thankyou. :O)

Fern xx

Friday, 28 August 2009


Wohoooo.... my cuttle-Bug Arrioved this morning!! Exellent service from the Glitter Pot. I also ordered the Spellbinders Nesties: Label 4, and two embossing folders: Swiss Dots and Dvine Swirls!! :O) I couldn't wait to play around with all this new stash, it feels like Christmas 4 months early lol.

I've used my gorgeous new Miss Anya's from Bunny-Zoes Crafts- i think she's my favourite, and the little flower in her hair matched the papers perfectly! The layout is from the fantastic sketch this week at Friday Sketchers, but i'm also entering it into the new Anyone For Anya Challenge which is Sugar and Spice.

She's been coloured with whispers and pro-markers. I'm really pleased with how the hair turnered out too :O)

Well, thanks for popping by, i really appreciate any comments you leave,
Have a lovely weekend everyone!

Fern xx

Thursday, 27 August 2009

Crimbo again.

Hello, everyone. Well i'm excited to say that my a Miss Anya's arrived today!! :O) The service at Bunny-Zoes Crafts is brilliant... THANKS NIKKI!! xx
I just can't wait to play... but i'm waiting for my Cuttle-Bug and Nesties to arrive first so i can cut some fancy shapes!!!

I've had some Christmas orders, { i know already!! } and i've got a stall at my school so i need to get cracking! I have followed the fabulous sketch over at Sketch Saturday for my card, but i forgot the flowers!!!! { Sorry }
I understand if this doesn't count.
I'm also entering this into the Roses on Paper Challenge which is fancy borders. I've used my favourite MSBP, and new lace too! 2 little red gems have been added to this little mouses nose and bow- he's so cute!

Here's a side view:

Thanks for looking, i really enjoyed making this card and hopefully i'll be back soon with some Miss Anya cards! :O)

Fern xx

Wednesday, 26 August 2009

Thankyou Carole, and Stampavie and more.

Hello everyone, sorry for my lack of posting.... i've been quite busy.
Firstly, i want to say the biggest thankyou possible to Carole- for this:

The candy i won from her.
{ she also sent me two sets of woodware stamp sets, but i forgot to photograph them! }

This is my card for today. I thought i should start making some christmas cards, as i have a stall at my old primary school of the 4th December. But this is an order.
The papers are my new DCWV, which i love! The sketch is from Stampavie and More... i loved the simple layout, and thought bit went well with the image.

Paper: DCWV- Christmas Wishes
Cardstock: Co-Ordinations
Image: Penny Black
Mediums: Whispers

I'm also really excited, as my new Miss Anya stamps { see post below} are on their way, and my mom has treated me to a Cuttle-Bug!!! :O)
I just can't wait!

Thanks for looking,

Fern xx

Tuesday, 25 August 2009


Hi Everyone, this is just a quick post to apologise for the lack of posting recently, i hope to get back on track soon!! :O)
I also wanted to let you now Nikki, at Bunny-Zoes Crafts, has the new Greeting Farm stamps in stock, including these:

The gorgeous new Miss Anya's. I've ordered mine... hurry and get yours! :O)

I'm sorting out my candy at the moment, but i'm close to 10,000 hits so i don't know whether to wait.... Anyway lol!

Fern xx

Sunday, 23 August 2009

Papertake Weekly- 100th Challenge!

Gosh, i have been busy, my nan's birthday's in a few weeks so i decided i wanted to make her something really special. I also wanted to enter a card into this weeks Papertake Weekly, as they are celebrating their 100th challenge!! :O) This week you get to choose from 100 challenges... i've picked my favourite things:
This delish K+Co Paper, my beloved Prima Flowers, stamping, and my MSBP!
So i think my card fits in nicely lol.

For the front, i have used this mega cute Fox Chasing Butterfly available to buy from Nikki, at Bunny-Zoes Crafts. I stamped him out several times to achieve 4 layers of decoupage, these have all been coloured with whispers and watercolour pencils.

Here's A Close-Up:

The gorgeous little charm was sent to me by Jacqui {thankyou xx} and i've attached it with some thin chain and a jump ring.

I made this by attaching 2 A6 White card blanks together and decorating. This is a picture of the next thing you'll see when you open the first panel. I've used a PM fabric embellishment, and some Co-Ordinations cardstock.

The next picture is the inside, i've used some clear stamps from the CCSR for this as i though they fitted the first image quite nicely. I also left a space in the middle so i can write my message.

What i used:

Paper: K+Co
Cardstock: Co-Ordinations
Stamps: CCSR- Doodles, PM, and CC. Designs- Fox Chasing Butterfly.
Mediums: Whispers and watercolour pencils
Embellishments: Prima Flowers, Roses, Iced Gems, Brads, Charms, all from stash.
Tools: MSBP

Thanks for looking, i'll get my candy together tomorrow! :O)

Fern xx

Saturday, 22 August 2009


Good Afternoon Everyone,
Sorry for the lack of posting, i haven't made a card for ages!!! I made this card for an order, i was told he liked sports... so what would be better than my Tennis Riley? I just love him, and he's great for decoupaging. You can buy Him from Nikki at Bunny-Zoes crafts. This little chap is great value at just £6.50 and he's wood mounted! They're loads of different Hanna Stamps to choose from- all just as cute as the other :O)


Paper: Dovecraft and MME- Wild Asparagus, Cardstock: C-Ordinations, Stamps: Hanna Stamps-Riley, Ink: Stazon- Jet Black, Mediums, Watercolour pencils and whispers, Embellishments: Buttons, Doodle-Bug Rub-Ons, Tools: Dove-Craft Corner Rounder

I stamped him out a couple of times, cut out, and then layered with foam pads for a bit of dimension, he's been coloured with watercolour pencils and whispers.
I also used my Dove-Craft Corner Rounder, and new Wild Asparagus Papers. These have all been inked and distressed for an aged look. I found some Doodle-Bug Rub-Ons for the "Brother" sentiment too.
I'm entering my card into this weeks:

Stamp Something {which is birthdays}

ABC Challenge {which is buttons}
I also have some news, i have reched my goal of 100 followers!!! :O) :O) :O)
So, like i promised, i'm going to put together a candy. { Watch this space! }
Thanks for dropping by, please leave a comment if you have time, i LOVE hearing from you xx
Fern xx

Wednesday, 19 August 2009

Friday Sketchers

Wahoo... Wednesday: my favourite day. The sun was shining yesterday, but it seems to have sunk a bit today :O( Anyway- the card.
I've followed the fabulous sketch over at Friday Sketchers. I just loved working with it and will definatly use it agian. * Thanks girls!*Just to be awkard... i rotated it 180 degrees!

I have used my new MME Wild Asparagus Papers- mmm, delish! :O) And some lush co-ordinations cardstock. I just love the green, pink and brown colour combo; they all work so well together! I have used my extremely nelected Sarah Kay image, which i LOVE, but hardly ever ink it up!! She's been watercolouredwith whsipers and pastels.
Paper: MME
Cardstock: Co-Ordinations
Stamps: Stampavie- Sarah Kay, Time for an apple pie, and PM
Embellishments: Gems, Prima Flowers, Woodware, Brads, Roses.
Tools: MSBP
I am sooooooooooooooo lucky!
I have recieved another fabulous award from Jodie!! Thanks so much! { hugs xx }

I'm going to pass this onto 5 amazing bloggers:

* Kim, Katy, Tracy, Joey and Rach *

Thanks for looking any comments you leave will be appreciated!

Tuesday, 18 August 2009


I have made this card for another order. I wanted it really pink and girly! As soon as i saw this little image in my box, i knew she was perfect!! I found some scraps of PM paper, and made a nice arrangment of flowers in the corner!
I'm not entering any challenges with my card, as i made it without looking at my laptop! I also had a really lovely suprise this morning: I'm a runner up for Carols Candy! :O)


Paper: PM
Card: Co-Ordinations
Stamps: Sugar Nellie- Daisy, and CCSR sentiments
Embellishments: Prima flowers, roses, woodware brads, PM gems.
Tools: MSBP

I also feel really bad...
I had this award ages ago, and i haven't had time to post it- * sorry *
It's from the lovely cheryl.... { thankyou }.... i really appreciate you thinking of me!

I'm going to pass this onto the following 5 people:

Debby, Danielle, Vicky, Christine, and Tab

Thanks for looking, any comments are welcome!!

Fern xx

Sunday, 16 August 2009

DT card for Nikki

Good Evening Everyone,
Sorry for my lack of posting lately i've been so busy!! :O)
Today i thought i'd show you a little card i made for Nikki at Bunny-Zoes Crafts. She was kind enough to offer me an amazing oppotunity a month ago: to be a Guest Designer for her new Shop. I can't believe that anybody would like my cards enough to trust me with such a huge responibility! Thankyou xx
Anyway... onto my card. I have used this fabulous Riley stamp to make my card... i love him so much!!! He's perefct to cut out and 3-d.

I have also used some gorgeous Cream Raffia Lace on my card to add a bit of texture.
Please check out Bunny-Zoes Crafts for a bit of retail therepy!! There's a great range of papers stamps and embelllishments- so go and take a look!! :O)
I'm going to enter this into this weeks: ABC challenge which is animals!


Paper: BG-Sugared
Image: Riley
Ink: Stazon, Ancient Page
Mediums: Whipsers, watercolours
Embellies: Raffia Lace.

And i've been lucky enough to recieve this great award:

This Creative Blogger Award is from Avril- thanks so much... i really appreciate you thinking of me!! I'm going to pass this onto:

Georgia, Rach, Donna, Jacqui, and Nikki.

These girls are inspiraring!!

Thanks for looking,

Fern xx

Ps. I'm close to 100 followers!! :O) As soon as i reach this target, i'm going to give away a mini candy! So fingers crossed xx

Friday, 14 August 2009


Finally... a card!! Sorry about the lack of posting, I've had so many orders i haven't had time to follow any challenges or even take pictures. Although, i am going to enter this into this weeks Cute Card Thursday Challenge, which is At The Beach, and Stamp Something which is summer vacation. I just loved working with both these themes, the bright colours and cool image! I coloured Miss Anya with my whispers, promarkers, and glittery sakura's... i also added some gloss to her shades. { although you can't see in the rubbish photo }
I then cute her out and popped her on some more cardstock for added dimension.
The gorgeously glittery papers are DCWV, Citrus Stack... i just love them! :O) These Papers and many more, are available to buy from Nikki at Bunny-Zoes Crafts.

So what did i use:
Paper: DCWV, Citrus Stack
Cardstock: Co-ordinations
Stamp: Miss Anya- Rain or shine
Embellies: Roses, punched flowers, Doodle-Bug Rub-ons.

I am going to charge £1.30 for this card, which was an order from a lady in my moms office.... i'd love to hear where you sell your cards, and how much you charge for them!

Thanks for looking,

Fern xx

Monday, 10 August 2009

Miss Anya

Ha... i knew it... the sun disappeared this morning, i you it wouldn't last long!! :O)
I've made this card today following the fabulous sketch over at Stampavie and More. I rotated it 180 degrees... { just to be awkard lol! } And Stamp Something which is: Charms. The fabulous little Heart Charm i've used is again from Bunny-Zoe's Crafts.

For a little more intrest, i put a little pink gem in her hair, and adeded some sakura sparkle on her shoes:

{ don't know if you can see xx }

Hopefully i'll be back tommorrow with some more cards... :O)

So what did i use:

Paper: BG Sugared
Cardstock: Co-Ordinations
Stamps: Miss Anya, The Greeting Farm
Mediums: Whispers and sakuras.
Embeliishments: Prima flowers, Anita's Ribbon, roses, pink gem, Heart Charm.

Fern xx

Sunday, 9 August 2009


Gosh, sorry about the late post, i've been shopping with my mom! We popped into TK-Max, and guess what i picked up?
All Of This:

DCWV- Rose Tinted Christmas, { 6 x 6 } DCWV- Christmas Wishes, { 6 x 6 } 4 packs of ribbon to match, 25 C6 cards, and a 3-D angel punch, all for... £15!!! I think it's a really good buy! :O)

Anyway... onto my card:

I really felt in a christmassy mood, so i thought i'd make a few samples... i've used my new stamp by Penny Black i bought from the Gitter Pot. He's so easy to stamp and colour!!

I haven't followed any challenges, as i just wanted this card to make it-self!

So what did i use?

Paper: PM and DCWV, Cardstock: Co-Ordinations, Stamp: Penny Black, Ink: Stazon- Jet Black, Brilliance- Christmas green and crimson red, Mediums: Watercolour pencils and sakuras, Embellishments: prima flowers, gems, pins, brads and ribbon is all from my stash, Sentiment: printed from the computer with Lucinda Handwriting font.

Thanks for looking,

Fern xx

Saturday, 8 August 2009

GDT card for Nikki

Morning, wow what a lovely day... the sun is actually shining, it's a mirical isn't it? lol.
I had a very productive craft session yesterday, and i managed to get two cards made. I'm doing a few samples for some customers. { i know, i'm an ontripanour in the making! }
This cute stamp is by C.C Designs and came in my GDT package from the lovely Nikki. { thankyou xx } I knew instantly that i would decoupage him slightly as he's very easy to cut out . Bunny-Zoes Crafts has a wide range of popular Stamps to choice from, including the latest Pink Cat Studio Release, and the new Bells and Whistles stamps.

I followed the sketh over at this weeks Sketch and Stash Challenge- i rotsted it 90 degrees left and then i flipped it... well someone had to be awkard!
My stash, is the white ribbon... i found it in a pile of flowers! :O)
But i would also like to enter it into:
A Spoon Full Of Sugar Challenge which is floral-
I used some roses and tiny PM daisys, but the paper has also got flowers on it.
So what did i use?
Cardstock: Co-Ordinations
Stamps: C.C Designs- Fox Chasing Butterfly and PM Freebi
Inks: Stazon- Jet Black and Brilliance- Faded Grey
Mediums: Watercolour pencils, and whispers
Embellishments: Roses, Ribbon, PM flowers, Card Candy, Pearls.
Tools: Silicon Glue, Foam pads, double sided tape.
Thanks for looking, hope you like it! :O)
Fern xx

Thursday, 6 August 2009

Pretty... xx

Good evening,
Finally... my order from Crafts U Love came today, 2 weeks late!! :O) Well. It was worth it, my new MME papers are beautiful! I just love the colours, the pink and brown is right up my street.

These Papers are available from Bunny-Zoe's Crafts, along with the gorgeous Purse. Nikki currently selling a bag of Mixed Charms for just £3! These are great value, as you get a good variety suitable for loads of different occasions.

I'm entering this into 2 challenges:

Stamp With Fun: They have a fabulous sketch- thanks girls! :O)

And Papertake Weekly- Which is what reminds you of seasons, i could be colour combos, . I think this is quite an earthy card, so it reminds me of Autumn.

I paper pierced Miss Anya's boots, and headband, as i couldn't find the right shade of brown to colour her.

So what did i use?

Paper: MME Wild Asparagus, Cardstock: Co-Ordinations, Stamps: The Greeting Farms- Miss Anya, and PM freebi, Mediums: Whispers, promarkers, watercolour pencils and sakura's, Ink: Stazon-Jet Black, Embellishments: Prima flowers, charm from HERE, the roses, pearls, and brad are from stash.

Thanks for looking, any comments left are appreciated!! :O)

Fern xx

Wednesday, 5 August 2009

Truly Scrumptious

Wow, i was just looking at some challenges for a sketch, when i came across this weeks Truly Scrumptious challenge. I really love this layout, and i'll definatly use it again. Thanks girls! For the chance to win some fabulous Alota stamps, you must also include some bling...well, i don't know if you can tell but there's a tiny blue gem stuck to her haidband- hope this counts! :O)
I decided to do something a bit different, and i figured a new home card would suit. I dug out some loose BG papers as i love the colour and design.

I made a slight bo-bo when colouring, and smuged some red ink. So i thought i could salvage it by cutting it out and raiseing it from some co-ordinations cardstock with foam pads.

Here's a close-up!

I just love these roses and PM flowers, they look lovely together.


Paper: BG Offbeat,

Cardstock: Co-Ordinations

Image: Sugar Nellie.

Colouring materials: Whispers, promarkers, watercolour pencils and sakuras.

Ink: Brilliance-crimson, and Stazon-jet black

Embellishments: PM flowers, brads and buttons, string, gem and roses from stash.

Sentiments: PM clear stamp, and computer genirated

Well, thankyou for stopping by, any comments will be greatly appreciated!

Fern xx

Monday, 3 August 2009

I'm on a roll! :O)

Good morning,
I'm on a roll! I've managed to get a card made for a couple of challenges today:
Creative Card Crew- Girls Just Wanna Have Fun,
i just love this image from Sugar Nellie, Sweet and Sassy, is definatly the right name for it! :O)
One Stop Card Crafts- Pearls and swirls,
The gorgeous Citrus Stack from DCWV have loads of swirls on them, i jsut love the designs from all the papers. Nikki, has a wide varitey of crafty stash avalible in her shop, Bunny-Zoes Crafts... so what are you waiting for, go and treat yourself xx
And, My Time To Craft- Floral Frenzy,
I hope 6 flowers count!
I decided to use a different colour combo for my card, i've never used yellow and blue before, and the combo's lovely- very fresh and summery! :O) I've definatly use this one again.
The pretty white roses are the ones i bought from the Range yesterday, these are fantastic value at £1 a pack for 28 flowers. I also got the new PM trio embellishment packs for £1.99- that's wher the little white flowers and buttons came from!
Here's A Close-Up:
They're slighty raised from the card with 3-d foam pads.
I coloured the image with whispers, pro-markers, watercolour pencils, and sakura's, i then added a few gems to the flowers centers.
So what did i use?
Paper and Cardstock: DCWV, Citrus Stack, and Co-ordinations Cardstock
Image: Sugar Nellie: Sweet and Sassy, coloured with whisper, pro-markers and sakura's.
Embellishments: PM white flowers and buttons, Perfect Pearls, and the rest is from stash.
Thanks for looking, any comments are appreciated!
Fern xx

Sunday, 2 August 2009

Stampin' For The Weekend...

Paper: BG Sugar
Embellies: Prima flowers, perfect pearls, woodware brads, and Doodle-Bug Rub-ons.

Hope you've enjoyed the weekend, i've had a fab day with my family at Telford Park. I popped into the Range , and grabbed a few bargins too! :O) I also picked up some watercolour-card, 27 by 19.5 cm, 17 sheets for £1.99!
I've just found a new challenge blog that i haven't entered before: Stampin' For The Weekend. This week, they'd like you to alter something. My friend birthdays coming up, so i thought she'd love a hand-decorated gift.

The Top:

I found this white little tub, and filled it with bath salts. I then decorated it with BG papers, and embellished with some prima flowers.

The Inside:
{ With a little message! }

I also have to say a huge THANKYOU to Linby, for this fabulous award! I really appriciate you thinking of me xx

The rules state i have to list five things i like to do, and pass it on to five bloggers,
Here's my hobbies:

* Reading *
* Writing *
* Golfing *
* Dancing *
* Crafting *
And the 5 bloggers:
Thanks for looking!
Fern xx