Thursday, 30 June 2011

The Cutting Cafe Summer Fun and a Special!

Oh my goodness where have I been?  Time sure flies these days! We are having an extension to our house basically we are knocking down what's on the back of our house and building it properly and some!  The previous owners didn't do a great job so we are re-doing it!  It quite major and because we live on soft soil we have to have concrete piles too but it will be great in the end and the girls will get a playroom so it's gonna be a little crazy here until October time!

Anyway amongst all the crazyness here I managed to do a little card!

I used digital stamp set Summer Fun over at The Cutting Cafe and printed them out onto patterned and Kraft paper, then cut them all out and paper-pieced them...super fun for Summer!

Right now there is a Cutting Cafe special going on......if you purchase the 2012 calendar below, you get the mini colored calendar cards for free!! Only for a limited time until midnight Saturday the 2nd of July 2011.

I linked it up here:-

Iron Violet Designs

Monday, 20 June 2011

Sylvia's Cupcake Birthday Blog Hop & Scrappymom's Sneak Peek # 3!


Hey everyone, today I am so super excited to be celebrating Sylvia's from Bellascrapbookdesigns  Cupcake Birthday Blog Hop!! Happy Birthday Sylvia!! We hope to inspire you with our Sweet Creations! You may have hopped over from the sweet Brynn's blog, if so you're in the right spot! If you happened to stumble upon my blog and would like to play along, you can start at the beginning on Sylvia's Blog here!

Here is my project!
For my card I used the Scrappymoms newest stamp set Good Eats! Scrappymoms have released 2 new stamp sets here:-

Thank you so very much for visiting my blog today, now your next stop is the oh so talented and super sweet Sherrie here for her sweet blog and check out her fabulous project!!! Hugs :) x

Have a Sweet Day!

Here is a list of Participants:
I entered this in the Whimsical Wednesday Fun With Color-Challenge #11

PP - Pretty Little Studio
Cricut - Sweet Treats

Sunday, 19 June 2011

Happy Father's Day.... all those wonderful daddy's out there, I bet you're all being spoilt by your families.

Here are a couple of cards I made using Scrappymoms Stamps - All in the Family and Sunkissed, the first is for my FIL and we did a few from my Daughters to their daddy and the bike one is one of them. He's mad about cycling lately!

Have a wonderful day everyone! :) Hugs x

Saturday, 18 June 2011

Scrappymom's Sneak Peek # 2!

Hi sweeties, this week the Scrappymom's Design Team are showcasing Scrappymom's newest stamps set Yankee Doodle Dandy and Good Eats also from now thru June 30th there is FREE SHIPPING on all orders....YAY!

So here is my Sneak Peek # 2!

Check out all the other fabulously talented Design Team for some amazing inspiration. :) Hugs xx

Guest Designer - Sandra -

Sentiment - Scrappymom's Stamps - Yankee Doodle Dandy
PP - Jen Allyson - August

Friday, 17 June 2011


Hey's Friday...yay! We've had a few beautiful days here in the UK so I can't complain about the rain today! Today is the start of the Sneak Peeks of Scrappymom's newest stamp sets. This month we are joined by wonderful guest designer - Sandra from 365 days of Cricut and we are all going to be showcasing YANKEE DOODLE DANDY AND GOOD EATS!!! These 2 sets are so adorable you won't want to miss a thing and there's FREE SHIPPING from tomorrow (Fri 6/17) thru June 30th on all orders!!

Here's my Sneak Peek # 1!!!

Check out all the other fabulously talented Design Team for some amazing inspiration. :) Hugs xx

Bonnie - (THAT'S ME)! 
Guest Designer - Sandra -

Sentiment Stamp - Scrappymom's Yankee Doodle Dandy and Good Eats
Cosmo Cricut - Early Bird

Wednesday, 15 June 2011

The Cutting Cafe Monthly Inspiration!!!

This week it's Monthly Inspiration time over at The Cutting Cafe! This month The Design Team are showcasing projects just for the GUYS...perfect timing for Father's Day! I always struggle to do male cards, not sure why but I do find it a challenge but here you will find some wonderful inspiration from the Design Team.

Also, this month not only can you win ANY 3 SETS from The Cutting Cafe by leaving a comment on The Cutting Cafe site...Regina also has a new set called FOR MY TIE-RIFIC DAD and if you place an order from today until Wednesday June 15th at midnight (PST), you will get this FANTASTIC set for free! Click HERE to go take a look!

Here is a little card I made using digital stamps from The Cutting Cafe called It's Road Trip Time Again. This file is perfect for all your male cards or Father's Day cards but it's also great for girly cards and I made this one a little girly...I just can't help!

Please come back on Monday and join in the Cupcake Birthday Blog Hop!!

Digital Stamps - The Cutting Cafe
PP Zoe Pearn - Chasing Rainbows

Tuesday, 14 June 2011

Scrappymom's Terrrific Tuesday Challenge!

Hi everyone, I hope you are all having a fabulous week!  Today is Scrappymom's Terrific Tuesday Challenge....woohoo!!! The challenge is a Cricut cartridges specific challenge and will hopefully inspire you to use some of your forgotten let the fun begin and come join in with us!

Today's challenge was to use Sweet Treats Cartridge or a similar related cut from another cartridge if you don't have that one!

Scrappy Moms Stamps will do a monthly drawing consisting of all the entries from both Terrific Tuesday Challenges of the month. Click here or on the links below to visit Scrappymom's and the other Design Team girls for some fabulous inspiration and if you decide join in on the fun, add your project to Mr. Linky! Have fun!!!!! :)

Here's my challenge card:
This pic was taken at night which I never normally do...any tips for photographing cards at night would be very much appreciated!!! :) x
Guest Designer Sandra -

Thursday, 9 June 2011

Scrappymom's 1st Birthday Blog Hop!!

Hello everyone....I'm so super excited today to be celebrating Scrappymom's 1st Birthday...there have been tons of prizes this week over on the Scrappymom's Blog and today we are having a Birthday Blog Hop with a MEGA can win all 18 sets of Scrappymom's Stamps...WOOHOO!  So if you hopped over from the wonderfully talented and our super sweet guest designer Sandra's blog then your in the right place, if not, you can start at the beginning over on Melanie's blog and see her super sweet project!  To be eligible for the prize, you need to leave a comment on all the blogs on the hop and also over at the Scrappymom's blog...have fun and good luck! A winner will be drawn on Monday 13th June.

As it is a very special week for Scrappymom's and the Design Team,, I thought I would go with a birthday theme and created a little Card and Party Hat! The hat is a template from the Cutting Cafe. :)

I used Simple Sentiments which is a definate must have set I go to all the time!

Now your next stop in the Scrappymom's Birthday Blog Hop is the oh so talented and super sweet here for her sweet blog and check out her fabulous project!!! Hugs :) x
Here's the full line up:
Melanie -  (You are here)
Bonnie - (You are here)

Scrappy Moms Stamps -  

Hat template - The Cutting Cafe
Digital Papers - Nancy Kubo

Monday, 6 June 2011


Yes it's celebration time over at Scrappy Moms Stamps as they celebrate their 1st birthday! I am so very lucky and truly honoured to be part of their amazing design team, Melanie and Tammy are awesome and they design the most wonderful stamps!  This week, they are spotlighting our Design Team members over on the Scrappymom's Blog - this way you can get to know us all a little better. Also each day this week Scrappymoms will be doing lots of giveaways - just pop over to Scrappymom's to join in the fun and just leave a comment there to be eligible.  Here is a little snippet about me:

I have been papercrafting since 2006 but I have always been creative and I love colours, ribbons, pretty papers and stationery. As a little girl, I used to save up my pocket money and spend it all on papers and stickers in a gorgeous little stationery shop we had nearby....I remember it being like heaven in that little store, it would have been even better if they sold sweets/candy, I have a very sweet tooth! I've been married for 14 wonderful years to Tony my soul mate who I met when I was 16 and who always makes me laugh! He is very supporting of my hobby and loves what I do even if it does mean glitter everywhere! I love Disney - the happiest place on earth, I love to dance, I love retro, I love anything pink and I am very girly! I hope you enjoy my paper pretties!!! :)

Here is my project for today using one of my fav sets Love Notes, twine is also from Scrappymom's.

Sentiment Tag - Scrappymoms, Love Notes
Sentiment Font - Crawford
Digital Paper Element - Cosmo Cricket, Snorkel
Digital Paper - Echo Park, Little Boy

Friday, 3 June 2011


Today is Scrappy Moms Stamps 1st Birthday! This week there will be a week long Anniversary to celebrate! :)

Starting today through Monday Scrappymom's are spotlighting our Design Team members - this way you can get to know us all a little better. Also each day this week Scrappymoms will be doing giveaways - just leave a comment there to be eligible. Here are the prizes!

Fri (today) - SMS Spring Fling stamp set + set of 3 pink acrylic blocks

Sat - SMS Pinch and a Dash stamp set + 10 yards of all 11 colors of twine

Sun - SMS Holiday stamp bundle (Winter Wishes, Love Notes, and A Haunting We Will Go)

Mon - B is For Boy Cricut Cartridge + SMS Special Delivery stamp set

Tues - SMS All Occasion stamp bundle (Simple Sentiments, Everyday Greetings, Designers Choice)

Wed - Slumber Party Cricut Cartridge + SMS Happily Ever After stamp set

On Thursday, June 9th we will be having a blog hop with the Scrappy Moms Stamps DT, including our Guest Designer for June - Sandra from 365 Days of Cricut! The Grand prize for the week will be from our blog hop...


Head on over to Scrappymom's to check it out!

Thursday, 2 June 2011

Father's Day Photo Card

Hello everyone, sorry I've been MIA! I've been super busy at home this week with the little ones and house building plans/stuff...then with not being able to leave any love for anyone through blogger, I decided to have a break for a few days!  We're getting house plans etc ready for an extension on the back of our house so i've been super busy! Anyway I'm now back with a Cutting Cafe project and it's also link-up Challenge time over at Patches of Pink this week too! The Patches of Pink Design Team were asked to create a Father's Day project which is also The Cutting Cafe Design Team theme this month so I combined the two using the Huge Father's Day Circle digital stamp file from The Cutting Cafe, I printed the circle onto cardstock and cut round it with a craft knife. Here's my project I decided on a photo and love these silly shots the most! :) Hugs x

Go and link up your Father's Day projects HERE at Patches of Pink and you can add upto 2 creations now through Tuesday midnight (EST).

Here are the other DT girls blogs...go and check out their fabulous creations!

I entered this into the Cricut Cardz Challenge #77
Card shape, Cricut - Life's a Party
Circle sentiment stamp - The Cutting Cafe


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