Tuesday, March 31

Toodles & Binks - Amelie Bunnykins

Here is Amelie Bunnykins from Toodles and Binks. When Kay dropped these round the other week I couldnt wait to play, but sadly had to. So last night on my return from Beavers I stamped Amelie out and coloured her in ready for me to grab a moment to make a card today.

Materials Used : Amelie Bunnykins - Toodles and Binks
Paper, Card, Ink, Flower Stamp and Punch - SU
Labels Two - Crafts U Love

I have since stamped her again and this time cut away the eggs to make this one versatile stamp, means you have an everyday adorable bunny AND of course the Easter bunny with eggs. I will try and make a card later.

I have other stamps to play with too... Wild Rose Studio have sent me two to play with. Can't wait ink them up!


Sunday, March 29

A few cards

Here are a couple of cards, one from today. The others from the SU training I went to Friday. Oh and my swap card I made for said meeting.

The first one is made with Geisha Anya, isnt she lovely? There seems to be a lot of Geisha/Japanese dolls about at the moment. I am not keen on many of them, but Geisha Anya is an exception. I got her from www.diestodiefor.co.uk she is a greetings farm stamp. The paper is Stampin' Up! the flowers and punch are SU too.

These cards were made for my swap at the meeting. I used the Fresh Cuts stamps from the Mini Catalogue. I had to make 20 so I needed simple ;0)

And last but not least, its not all learning and slideshows at these training sessions!! We have fun too and we made these 3 cute cards. I am going to design a card simular to this one for a video tutorial really soon. Unfortunately wont be tomorrow as I have Beavers tomorrow night.
Right I had an appointment with Lost and then Edward Cullen ;0)
See ya tomorrow

Lovely day at Crafts U Love

I had a lovely day at Crafts U Love yesterday. All apart from a headache that was making me feel quiet ill. I was demoing and classing. The demo was using Magnolia and Alota stamps to make some cute cards and the Class was a clever double slider card and the Stampendous Frogs. Unfortunately I did not take a photo of this card, its hard to get the WOW factor off of a photo with this one.
Here are a couple from yesterday - look nicer in real life as they were coloured with the sparkling paints and you cant get the shimmer from them in the photos.

Both are using the very lovely "tilda in hat" and the Alota stamps - the glass sold out (but is being re ordered) the circle is one of many on a whole sheet of circles or ovals. the lines are thanks to the window I was taking them at, it was the kind with the wire through the glass and to be honest I just wanted to get home as soon as it finished as my headache was really getting me down.
Got home, had some tea and then as evening came I ended up with the most horrendous pain. I wasnt sure where it was comign from but it was agony and coming in waves. If I hadnt known better I would have said labour pains!! Without going to too much detail, I had a very "funny tummy"sometime after, just before I was thinking I might need to go to hospital! Harvey as you know wasnt well last Friday, Caiden has had a funny tummy all week but been fine in himself, Darren has too had this and I thought I had escaped it as it was a week after Harvey wasnt well and he didnt even get the tummy, just being violently sick. I went to bed at 8.30 and not even the spell of Edward Cullen could keep me awake. (my Twilight Book) although didnt get to sleep until about 10 as these pains were keeping me awake.
I'll be back later with some more cards from yesterday.

Saturday, March 28

Like Custom Stamp?? Like Huggabuggs?

Christy Croll has moved her website and in order to get more traffic on her new site she is giving the chance to win a custom design!! OMG how amazing??


here is the link.... I can but dream...


Thursday, March 26

Sweet Bunny

This cute bunny is from The Greetings Farm via Dies to die for (see link on right) I coloured it with my promarkers, mounted on scallop circle and then onto SU paper, added a little card candy and tulle to finish. A very cute little card. This bunny is from a set. So adorable I dont want to send the set back!! LOL


Pizzaz - you bored yet?

I'm not, really love this set. It makes some bright and fun cards.

All SU for this one. Paper Pizzaz for the main stamps, the wording is from Occasional Greetings, paper is Sweet always. There is an orange heart circle inside the largest flower which is from the Petal Party scrapping set. OMG these are lovely... if you haven't looked at these to ought to. These are fab for cardmakers too!! The papers are lovely, textured cardstock and sticker. WOW

I am going to be leaving this one with SU tomorrow night at the field training. We demonstrators always swap cards and they like that we leave a card for them. This I must stress is NOT what I am swapping with the demos, as much as I would love to give them all one of these its far too much work when you have 20 cards to make. So this was a special one for them.

Shoppers announcement - Doily Lace Punches

available here catch them while you can!!


Fantastic Blog candy

I hope the link works, its rather long!!


Love SU Papers?

I have just TWO places left on the papershare... more info www.stampingcaz.co.uk and look under paper share (fancy that!)


Wednesday, March 25

A little card

ARGH the headache this card has given me.... well the PC, its taken me 5 hours to upload it! here is a cute Huggabugg from Stampingbella.com I have coloured it with promarkers, added glittered card candy (Thanks Jules for the idea) and teamed it up with some Stampin' Up! ribbon, cardstock and stamped background. Oh and not forgetting the oval all set and punch.

I am mega busy this week, preparing for a demonstrator meeting, classes this weekend and other deadlines so not sure how much more I will get done before the weekend to show you, although I want to!! LOL just not enough hours in the day.

I quiet like reading, but not really sure on what I like, but for some reason the hype about the "Twilight" series has got me curious and I brought the first one yesterday. It will take me a week or so to read it as I only get snatches in bed before I am too tired to read more. But so far its good ;0)

Catch you later

Monday, March 23

New Designs and Weekend Waffle

From Wild Rose http://www.wildrosestudio.co.uk/collections/whats-new Check them out. They are fab! Cute bears and funky girls... not sure which I like the best? Nah! Cant choose ;0)

This weekend was a busy one. Saturday at the old Chicken Shack meeting where 16 ladies took part in my little make and take and also had fun chatting and crafting on their own. What a fab day, I really enjoyed it and I think they enjoyed it too.
Sunday I went shopping then back home to make packed lunch for a family day out arranged by Beavers to Godstone Farm. Kids had a great time, Daddy chased Caiden which left me able to chat to a friend Sunita and also make friends with the other parents too. Fun was had by all. So it was quiet a nice Mothers Day. Rounded off at the end of the day with takeaway Chinese so cant be bad.

Here is the card I made my Mum. Very simple, but she liked it. I used a bittybloom stamp from Stamping Bella. papers, card and flower from SU!

and here is one of the make and take variations made by Sue who made this on my make and take and changed the paper used. Gives is a whole new look with the white!

thats all for now!

Friday, March 20

More pizzaz

Here is another card made with the Pizzaz set and flowers that I cut out, mounted together and used jewelled brads to make this very blue card. I am not as keen on this card as the others but it shows you how to build the flowers up and what they look like in blue too.

Something with pizzaz

Petal Pizzaz that is. This is a wonderful new stamp set from Stampin' Up! and I will be showing the ladies at the card club tomorrow how to make the card on the right and they will all get to have a go too. I love these bold flowers and how different colours make them look so different too. They can all be inked up in the choices of colours you want, cut out (one can be punched) and then layered to make some fab flowers. I have another card coming later with a different take on these flowers.

I have also used the Oval all phrases and the oval punch, scallop oval punch too... which BTW these punches nestle PERFECTLY in each other and even more exctingly for me (as you know how much I love Craftwork Cards messages) their oval words fit in perfectly too!

The card on the left was CASED from a very clever lady off splitcoaststampers. I don't mind admitting I need help with inspiration sometimes, especially when its not a cute person or animal!

I am thrilled with these cards, I hope you like them too?

Thursday, March 19


Meet Eva... she is lovely isnt she? and you can get her from here - she is one of three beautiful fairies from The Greeting Farm.

Dies to Die for offer the most amazing service and the owner will always strive to get things posted asap for you. I have no qualms to suggest them.
Also on this card I used the very very lovely WASHINGTON APPLE papers from Stampin' Up! OMG I LOVE these papers. Beautiful designs and lovely colours. I added some glitter Glue to the papers and and Eva's wings.
I also used the Stampin' Up! Oval Punch, Scallop Oval Punch and the Oval All stamp set. These three items are going to popping up on blogs all over the country as I can see these being very very popular.
If you nip over to my Stampin' Up! website www.stampingcaz.co.uk you can download the mini and for a special PRE ORDER time I am offering FREE POSTAGE on all orders from the Mini Catalogue - you must order and have paid before 1st April so I am ready and able to put the order through on 31st March at 12;01am
Must fly I am prepping for my Club meeting this Saturday. I will be making a lovely flower card with one of the new flower sets in the Mini catalogue. To reserve your place go to my SU website.

Wednesday, March 18

Buggy Thanks

OMG. YES! I got it!! LOL Someone kindly pointed me to Ebay and said "there is a spring kit on there" no sooner had I got that message, I had checked out in paypal and yesterday they plopped through my letterbox!

So thank you kind enabler and thank you to Tricia who accidentally ordered 2 sets!!

Despite these lovelys AND my Stampin' Up! mini pre order and other SU goodies being in my hands last night I wasnt in a card making mood (I know shock horror) I just wasnt getting into it so my first Magnolia spring card isnt really anything to shout about. The beautiful ribbon, oval stamp set and oval punches are new from SU and the paper is also from SU but not new (only to me) So all these pieces of georgousness = one quiet boring card!

Oh well, today is another day,, perhaps I will be more inspired today, although the way I am feeling right now I dont think I will. Extreme tiredness seems to be hanging over me all the time and its hard to get going.

Tuesday, March 17

A few things

I am at my old crafting group this Saturday nr Redhill in Surrey... please check out http://www.stampingcaz.co.uk/SUClassesPartyDates.html for more info. I would love to see you there and if you do plan to come along please fill in the details on the website so I know how many people to expect.

Also I have put my special RAINBOW COLLECTORS CLUB info on the SU website too so check out the Caz's Offers page.


A card for today

Simple card. This image is adorable! Its a Penny Black and is a great one to colour.

HUGE thank you to


For the lovely cards they sent in reply to my card plea. I was asking for 40th birthday cards for my lovely hubby who deserved to be spoilt. You know how BORING birthdays are when older and he only gets about 5 cards in total, so this year he got these 6 more!! It was hard to advertise that I needed cards as he reads my blog! It was funny as he got a card from someone, postmarked Gatwick and he was convinced it was me trying to trick him! I had hidden them all until Sunday ;0)

So ladies, thanks once again!


Monday, March 16

Dies to Die for competition

Dies to Die for have a chance to win the AMAZING and much sort after valentine lace punch from Martha Stewart. All you need to do is send Tracy cards for a good cause - see her blog for more details. Go to their website and then onto her blog from there. Good Luck!

Crafts U Love - Spring Extravaganza

Saturday 28th March is springing towards us why not book onto my classes

These are 2 fab 1 hour classes 12;40pm - 1;40pm - Magnola Madness - we will be making a beautiful Magnolia "congratulations" card which can be suited to many occasions. The papers I have chosen for this project are so pritty.

2pm - 3pm - Stampendous stamping and you will be making the type of card that will WOW and Puzzle at the same time! If you like something out of the ordinary this is class for you. Again I have chosen some lovely papers and colours for this project.

Book Now as places fill up fast £5 per class call 01293 863576

There are other classes happenign in the morning with other tutors so why not make a day of it.

Saturday, March 14

Gorguss Thanks

I wanted to thank a friend Tracy (treacle) for stamping me some images of the Gorguss girls,. so what better than to make her a gorguss card.

I adore this image, and this stamp is for sure on my shopping list at the end of March when they are selling them singularly at Funky Kits.
To cheer me up from my lack of Magnolia kit I had a very special crafty angel source for me the very much sort after Valentine Lace border punch. I LOVE IT!! Teamed with Craftwork Cards wording and Stampin Up! scallop, with Stampin' Up! Choc Chip ribbon too.... keep watching my Stampin Up! website over the next day or so for a new collectors thing!
So Thank you Treacle and Thank you Angel xxx

Keep an eye on

Spiral Whisper in the next week. They are releasing some downloads. After much thought I decided to step down from SW design team some time ago. There has been a bit of downtime with them sorting things out and I thought it was the ideal time to do this. And it will give them a chance to get new talent in. I love their designs and I will still very much support them and become a customer when pennies permit!! Good Luck with it all Kitty xxx www.spiralwhisper.com

I am still re jigging the blog, just need to add my Toodles and Binks badge and I think I am nearly there.

I have a Gorguss card to share later. Got to fly to Crafts U Love to get my bits for my classes at the end of the month. Have you booked yet? check out their website for more info.

Friday, March 13


Anyone going?? Magnolia apparently have mini stamps only available at the shows.. If anyone goes and can get me some I will be very greatful and of course I would pay you! They are apparently by the till. Caz from a load of bloggocks is a happy lady as she managed to order the stamp kit for herself, I am very pleased for her. so thats just one unhappy Caz left!! LOL I'll live... just ;0)


BAH! 13th Unlucky? - LUCKY 13!

Well today I am starting a new "thing" and on the 13th of each month I will choose a comment that has grabbed my attention for some reason and I will send that commentor a small prize.

This month I have chosen MrsWonka to receive some stamped images of the Leanne Ellis stamps that she said she wasnt sure about but since seeing my card loved. Awww thanks.... that made me feel all happy!

So you go to be in it to win it... all comments from now until 13th April are up for a chance of winning a little something.

So although the 13th may be bad for some, for one lucky commentor it wont!

Cute Kitty

I couldnt resist colouring another of the Wild Rose kittys. This would make a perfect baby card wouldnt it? All in pinks or blues. Wild Rose link is on the right ------->
Got to go and see the Beaver Leader this morning to talk about me coming a official helper (OMG WHAT AM I DOING) but basically they have 2 leaving and if they dont get the help it will close and if we want our kids to do these things sometimes we have to give a little more. Just dreading the uniform!! But it will give me a fantastic feeling to know without me they might not have all the fun meetings.

Thursday, March 12

Still looking for new Magnolia kit

If anyone can please help please let me know!!


Hey look at my blog!

How lovely eh? A lovely new blog for spring ;0) I will be tweeking for a while yet but its so me in colours and theme. I had to wait until Caiden and Harvey were out of the house as you need to be able to concentrate and think properly. Not sure I did it properly but I managed to salvage many of the html codes for all the widgets I wanted to keep.

If you fancy a go a jazzing up your blog go right to the bottom of my page and you'll see the link to the store Sweete Shop Designs and the Blog In a box. Not for the feint hearted though with the html editing it is a bit nerve wracking!! LOL

Wednesday, March 11

Who's got my knickers in a twist?

Its that cat!! hee hee.... I really love this card. Simple but cute. and of course in my eyes orange and green a hint of cuteness and it cant be bad! This adorable cat is from http://www.wildrosestudio.co.uk/ I have teamed it up with SU goodies - cardstock, flower and paper and Tulle (again) from CUL. And of course the everso useful Craftwork Cards wording.

These stamps are a dream to stamp and colour!


Tuesday, March 10

Magnola Spring kit WANTED

OK I am officially stupid, I didnt order the spring kit, I have seen a peak at one and I want one!! Is there anyone out there that can help me?? Heres hoping...
Please please please please please!! ;0) with a cherry and sprinkles on top!

Monday, March 9

Twinkle Twinkle Little Star

Ohh look how twinkly the star is! I got the Shimmerz from Horseshoe Crafts I only currently have three colours, but this one called Buttercream is good over all colours. I coloured this Leanne Ellis stamp with promarkers and added Tulle from Crafts U love. Paper and cardstock is Stampin' Up! as is the silver star brad.

Link ; Cuttlebug tutorial

Here I am linking to a very clever lady who shows you how to do the amazing cuttlebug embossed cards where you have the card embossed with a flat part in the middle. I have been asked a few times how to do it so thought I would share the tutorial. Please take time to tell the lady how fantastic her tutorial is!!



Sunday, March 8

Two to share

Well that was a productive day by Sunday's standards. I went food shopping this morning, then sorted out lunch, took Harvey to a party at 3pm and then set to making a few cards, all whislt cooking the Sunday roast and sorting the washing out too... good job us women are good at multi tasking eh?

I have had a few new things to show you. I love the Sugar Nellie Leanne Ellis stamps.. I love a lot of the Sugar Nellie stamps but Leanne Ellis ones are too cute to resist. Now I was a good girl with the Gorguss Girls, I would have loved to get them all but couldnt afford the price for the set, but I got a little payment on my paypal account which meant I could treat myself to the new Leanne ones instead. Gorguss Girls will follow I am sure but I still deciding which I really really want. So for this card I used lots of my fav yummies.
Firstly of course is the lovely stamp, once I mounted it on the EZ mount it stamps beautifully. I took this image to bed last night and coloured with my pro markers, always a bit of a challenge as the light from the bedside lamp is terrible! Anyway, I made this with some of my SU goodies, lovely cardstock in Bashful Blue and Chocolate chip, as well as paper from the Summer Picnic collection. The flower is one of the beautiful Die Cut Blooms from SU and its of course in Bashful blue (see SU and their perfect matched items) The wording circle is one of the lovely brown message circles from Craftwork Cards, you can't see but it is foiled with gold writing.

My second card is made using the adorable stamps from DO crafts. Now these stamps are fantastic value with the kit of stamps costing just £5.99 when you get the stamps out the packing you think "ohhh these feel weird" and then maybe you might worry that they wont stamp well. Thats exactly what I felt like, BUT all fears were put to bed once I stamped them as they stamped really well. The papers I have used are Stampin' up! the red flower is from the blooms cuts and the spotty flower is Craftwork Cards. The Tulle is from Crafts U Love and last but not least the stamps are from The Glitter Pot.
This card is actually very red but the colours havent come out right.

I am going to see if I can get another card made before Lost is on.... OMG I am totally hooked and look forward to Sunday nights Lost fix.


No I dont need the loo! LOL But that was my classes yesterday at the Glitter Pot, 13 in the morning! and a few less in the afternoon and I think everyone enjoyed themselves. Julie was there and as much as we wanted a natter the most we got was a few minutes in the day and 5 minutes in the carpark afterwards. Julie was amazing everyone with her Craftwork Cards creations and the goodies were flying off the shelves!

For my classes we had NEW Penny Black in the morning and Fluffles for the afternoon.

Penny Black fairy with flocked dress!

Fluffles with bunny slippers - tooo funny

Lovely white embossing - simple but I really liked this card

Lastly the Coredinations cardstock, embossed with cuttlebug embossing folder and Bee Fluffles. All cards very simple, nothing too taxing.
Chat later, Harvey has just got up and is wanting his brekkie.

Saturday, March 7

OMG Ketto

Have you seen Ketto? OMG a fabulous range from Stamping Bella.. no wonder Em fell in love with these designs... I want... I need... I feel a second hand stamp sale coming on... all for the love of Ketto you understand!?!


And in the words of "da bella", you likey?

Silly O Clock

anything before 6am is silly o clock in my book, especially when you have been woken umpteen times as little one is brewing something. Yesterday when I went to collect Woo from preschool they came out and got me and said he'd gone all weird, gone a funny colour, rolled his eyes ect... as soon as he saw me he was OK, in the car the 3 minute drive home he fell asleep and he stayed sleeping until 2 hours later. Then when he woke he wouldnt eat and said "ow" and held his head. So I gave him medicine, he was ok the rest of the day, but not eating properly. last night just calling my name every so often. Then at 5 he was very hot and as he has had a few febrile fits in the past so I gave him medicine that woke him right up and that was it... So I feel horrible myself now from not getting enough sleep. I hope I get through the day as I have 12 on my class this morning at the Glitter Pot. YAWN..

Anyway I will have some cards to share later. 2 Penny Black and 2 Fluffles. I have used cuttlebug embossing and coredinations, fun flock, white embossing and nesties so a real mixed class! I was pleased with the cards. I also cant wait to see Julie Hickey who is demoing there today ;)

Catch you later

Thursday, March 5

Wild Bunny

This bunny is sooo cute! A dream to stamp with a fantastic clear and clean image and lovely to colour. I dont think I like this card, but I LOVE the bunny! Check out the link to Wild rose on my sidebar (coming up right after this post)

  • Other ramblings from the day Milo is driving me nuts trotting up and down and in and out... reason being next doors Rotweiler is on heat!! That would be something to see wouldnt it! Milo my little jack russell trying to make friends with her.. hee hee
  • Mums cat isnt well so please send get well vibes to Marley.
  • Ding Ding went to school and Mummy made 3 cards!! YIPEEE - asked Caiden his name and he will reply DING DING... OK its getting more like Caiden with time but it is funny!
  • Yahyee (Harvey to Ding Ding) had a fab day at school dressed as a caterpillar he looked lovely - I will post that later or tomorrow. KFC in store IF Harvey gets a good school report. Fingers crossed for that eh?! Daddy has shepherds pie I made so he is happy.
Oh well, better had get one with something!



I have been so busy making cards, just cant share with you! They are for a magazine comission. Also preping for 2 classes at The Glitter Pot this weekend too. I forced myself to stamp a little card before bed last night just for fun, just need to hop down to the shed to get some flowers to stick on it (stepping stones and a dark garden dont match). My Mum made me laugh yesterday, now she has always steered clear of cardmaking but needs a hobby. Well she ordered a few bits off me from SU and when I gave her her bag she said something like "ohhhh new stuff" LOL we laughed and I warned her it was downhill from now on, she was hooked!

Caiden at preschool so I have 2 hours to make my class prep. Wish me luck I would love to get it all done in 2 hours!

Harvey is going to school as "the crunching munching caterpillar" for book day. He has borrowed a fab costume off his friend. He also has earnt 20 minutes free play in his class (along with all the class) for getting all their class points. So they voted on 20 minutes play with a toy from home. Then tonight I have to go to parents evening to see how he is getting on.

Terrible night in bed, I was soooo cold at bedtime and I know I was awake at midnight. Then 3 ish Caiden woke and was restless for ages and then Harvey came in a 5.30 wide awake and wanting to chat. In the end we got up just before 6 as Harvey just wasnt going to settle and had started tickling Darren!

Monday, March 2

Harveys Birthday

He had a lovely day, in his words "the best birthday on the planet" ;0) what more can you ask for eh? Here he is on his pressie from Nanny - its actually for both Harvey and Caiden and Christmas too!! This was 8-15am yesterday in his jammies! Not much garden left but hey, what are gardens for it they are aren't for kids and craft sheds?

I havent been creative much, been too much punishing myself for my stupudity and feeling why should I be happy as I dont deserve it, but thats not really the right way to think is it? So I need to buck my ideas up and make myself happy again. And it the words of Forrest Gump "thats all I have to say about that". I do love Forrest quotes and for a "stupid" man he was very wise ;0)
I remembered Saturday night I had better make Harvey a card so here is what I made.

I used images from High Hopes - from a friend Johanna - I hadnt got any of these stamps and she kindly sent me some. You can get High Hopes from www.diestodiefor.co.uk tell them Stampingcaz sent ya!

Craftwork Cards circle in yummy brown and the card candy too. I didnt have any number 6 or anything so I thought I would use one candy for each year! - coloured with pencils Paper is Stampin' Up!

Saturdays class at Crafts U Love was Forever Friends and I had to design a wedding, christening, birthday and Baby card - bit of a challenge as I dont go Wedding and Christening cards well, but they turned out ok!

Sale-a-bration is over and I am so pleased I tempted some of you to get the very lovely Polka Dot Punches set - you will love it!! One I will continue to use for personal stamping fun now.
Last and by no means least I was so so happy to have received an email yesterday from Dulcie from www.wildrosestudio.co.uk to say that I had been accepted into their Design Team and I cant wait to get some cards made with the cute cats I have here at home really soon. I did stamp a cat last night but that was as far as I got!! LOL


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