Thank you for following "me" xxx

Friday, 30 November 2007

Busy mums...

Being a busy mum of 3 little monsters, I know how hard it is to get time for yourself so I'm dedicated this card to my sister -who has 4 boys of her own!- and all the busy mums out there to remind them to take some time for themselves whenever they want and CAN ... The stamp is a Bella one -the words are separate stamps-, I've added stickles to the bubbles of her bath and diamong glaze on the bath tub. You like?

Stamp image : Stamping Bella - Cardstock - Patterned Paper - Brads - Ribbon -Stickles - Cuttlebug bubles embossing folder

This second card is for all the Pooch lovers!!!! Those stamps are so much fun. They're from Pink Cat Studio -available from Craft Moments. How cute is she with her Funky glasses on and her little scarf and I have used liquid applique for her fur -heated up once dried and diamond glaze on her glasses. More of a cat lover??? Watch this space for Kitty :D!!!

Stamps : Pink Cat Studio - Patterned Paper : Bunny Bo Press - Cardstock : Bazzill - Brads and Photo Anchorz : Junkitz - Ribbon - Cuttlebug Spots and Dots embossing folder.

Now have a very relaxing day -maybe with your little Pooch pet!? ;D

Love x

Wednesday, 28 November 2007

Kim's Challenge...

Kim at Simply Fairies is having a blog candy, the challenge is to make a birthday card and this is what I came up with for it! This is my first challenge and it was really fun to do. Been feeling a bit down with very little self confidence lately so I really enjoyed making this card.

For those who haven't read previous post. I used a Inky Antics rubber stamp which is a Christmas one but there is no way I was only going to use it for Christmas!!! Far too cute to stay in a drawer for the rest of the year!!! I just masked her little Christmas hat for this card. I tried to match as much as possible the colour of the dotty patterned paper -YUMMY!-, added some liquid applique to her outfit, diamond glaze to the vespa, a couple of flowers -I really like those plastic ones as it makes a nice change from the Prima ones!!!- a few (!!!! :D) brads and I love the greeting! Ta da da............... here it is!

Stamps : Inky Antics, Art Impressions - Patterned Papers : Basic Grey - Cardstock : Bazzill - Liquid Applique - Diamond Glaze - Brads - Flowers.

I'm quite happy with the way it turned out... What do you think? You like it?

Keep warm...

Love x

Tuesday, 27 November 2007

Tilda had a house...

There was no cardmaking for me last night as I was far too tired from the previous night and Prison Break was on -now I have to wait until january to see what happens next ... Aaaaaaaargh!!!! Neverless I do have -of course- a couple of cards to share with you! They are part of my Magnolia collection!!!! I really couldn't resist this cute little house -although I kept taking it out of my shopping basket and putting it back in!!! It's so cute... I have added diamond glaze on the windows and on her little red shoes!!!

Stamps : Magnolia - Patterned Paper : Basic Grey - Cardstock - Ribbon - Buttons

Stamp : Magnolia - Patterned Papers : Piggy Tales - Cardstock : Bazzill - Flower- (lots of ) Bards - Ribbon

For those who already visited yesterday, you might have noticed that I have changed a few things on the cards I posted!!! I wasn't very happy with them so I have changed the flower, added some ribbon and re-coloured the background on both too!!! I'm hoping to receive my new Hanna stamps set soon too so it will give you a break from Tilda!!!!

Have a great day,

Love x

Monday, 26 November 2007

Something else!!!

Thought I might post a none magnolia card too!!! Don't want people to get tired of them... I love this set of cute little silhouettes by Stampendous. They're great for quick and easy card too like this one!

Stamps : Stampendous, Clear Choice - Patterned Paper- Cardstock - Ribbon

You like? Very girly I think!

Love x

So much fun I had!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I'm so tired this morning!!!! Aidan had a terrible night and was up for a couple of hours until 4.00 am! So I hope I'll ype this right as my eyes are really struggling -and that is even with my glasses on!!!!... On a more fun side, I had a good play with my Magnolia stamps and they're so cute! I just love colouring them BIG TIME!!!!

So here are a couple with one of the stamps... I love this stamp as it reminds me of this time of the year wiht all the leaves falling and all that... I will add glitter to her wings -ran out of it last night!!!- and a greeting on the bottom on the right. I've had this papers for ages but never really had the right image for them. This one works really well -I think!

Stamp : Magnolia - Patterned Papers : Pebbles Inc - Cardstock - Brads - Prima Flower - Bubbles cuttlebug embossing folder.

I'm no big fan of the Papermania range but I love the colour combo on this paper and I like the way this card turned out.

Stamp : Magnolia - Patterned Paper : Papermania - Cardstock - Brads - Swirl embossing folder.

Do you like??? I have more cards to add so watch this space if you like the Magnolia stamps!!! Soon Tilda will also have a little Edwin to play with!

Have a great day

Love x

Saturday, 24 November 2007

Yes they're here!!!!


I'm so HAPPYYYYYYYYYYYYYY!!!! My precious Magnolia stamps have arrived this morning!!!! Yippee, Yippee, Yippee!!!! They're so cute and I can't wait to have a play with them!!!! So cards to come very soon!!!

Have a wonderfully frosty week end -it's very cold again down here... Brrrrrrrr...

Love x

Je suis trop CONTENTEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!! Mes precieux tampons de chez Magnolia sont enfin arrives!!!! Youpi, Youpi,Youpi!!!! Ils sont trop mimis et j'ai vraiment hate de "jouer" avec!!! Plus de cartes a venir!!!!

Passez un super week end de glace -il fait encore trop froid ici... Brrrrrrr...

Bisous x

Friday, 23 November 2007



And happy Friday!!!! Hope the sun is shining wherever you are! It is down here but for how long, who knows!?!?! It's nice while it lasts though and it makes me happy!

Today's cards ... Kids ones! Aidan has another party to go to in a couple of weeks and I thought I might as well make the card now -the last time I had to go and buy one (shame on me I know!!!). I'm not very happy with it and my excuse is that I made it at 2.00 am this morning aka the bad colouring and embossing!

Stamp : Rubbadubbadoo - Cardstock - Ribbon - Cuttlebug bubbles embossing folder.

More Magnolia now I'm afraid!!! My friend Nathalie asked me to make a card for a little girl -great excuse to use Tilda!!! Here is what I came up with... You can never really go wrong with pink for little girls but I do hope she's no Tomboy!!!! I personalized it and it says inside : you're 5, let's celebrate!

Stamps : Magnolia - Patterned Papers : Piggy Tales - Cardstock : Bazzill - Flower : Bazzill - Brad : Junkitz - Ribbon.

This last one is just a little play I had with Tilda! I wasn't very happy with the colouring but I'm quite happy with the way it turned out. Has anyone noticed yet that I like brown!!!

Stamp : Magnolia - Patterned Paper : got to check this one out!!! - Cardstock - Ribbon - Green House Flower - Brads - Bubble embossing folder (cuttlebug).

So do you like???

The boys are off school today again! They manage to get one of those horrible bugs which is around and I'm probably going to be next after all those kisses and cuddles!


Isa x

Wednesday, 21 November 2007

Tilda has cured it!!!!


I received yesterday my magnolia stamp which I won on ebay... Little Tilda in her petticoat!!! She's so gorgeous... I had a good play with her last night and she has cured my Cardmaker block!!!! Here are a couple of cards... Hope you like them... Shiny shoes used to make me feel a million dollars when I was little so I have added diamond glaze on her little boots!

Stamps : Magnolia, Woodware - Patterned Papers : Daisy Bucket - Cardstock : Bazzill - Flower : Bazzill - Brad - Ribbon.

Stamp : Magnolia - Patterned Paper : Daisy Bucket - Cardstock - Flower : American Craft - Brads.

Stamps : Magnolia, Penny black, Woodware - Cardstock : Bazzill - Flower : Green house by American craft - Brads - Ribbon.

Now all Tilda needs is a little Edwin -tee hee!!!! I'm waiting for more Magnolia stamps so there will be more cards to come!!!


Isa x

J'ai recu hier mon tampon de chez magnolia que j'ai gagne sur ebay! La petite Tilda avec son petit manteau! Elle est pas mimie? J'ai bien joue avec la nuit derniere et elle m'a guerie de mon blocage de creativite!!! Voici quelques cartes et j'espere que vous les aimerez... J'adorais les chaussures vernies quand j'etais petite alors j'ai applique du "diamond glaze" sur ses petites bottes!
Maintenant tout ce dont Tilda a besoin est un petit Edwin! hi hi!!! J'attends une autre livraison de ces tampons alors il y aura d'autres cartes...

Bisous x

Tuesday, 20 November 2007

Cardmaker Block!!!

Hello everyone!

Happy tuesday! It's still pretty miserable down here.. Rain and cold which probably caused my "Creativity block"!!! And I'm suffering big time! LOL... I find it so hard sometimes just sitting in front of a blank card and nothing comes to your mind but I still managed to make a few cards!!!

The first one is for my lovely friend Sally who loves black and white cards. This stamp is from Rubber Romance and is perfect for this colour combo!!!

Stamp : Rubber Romance - Patterned Paper : Doodlebug - Cardstock - Ribbon - Gemstones - Cuttlebug Swirl embossing folder.

This second one is a pocket card - I loved the tutorial of it on the Scs site!-. I love this colour combo too and the cute little angel!

Stamps : Rubbadubbadoo - Patterned Papers : Basic Grey - Cardstock - Ribbon - Gemstone - Glitter glue - Brad.

And finally, the last one but not least! This one gave me such a hard time and I'm still not 100 % happy with it!!!! Might go and change it again!!!!

Stamps : Whipper Snapper, Rubbadubbadoo - Patterned Papers : DCVW - Cardstock- Ribbon.

Today I have also signed up for Caz's Stampin'up stampers club! YIPPEE!!!!

Love x

Bonjour tout le monde!

Joyeux Mardi! C'est toujours aussi gris dehors . Il pleut et il fait froid et c'est surement ca qui a cause mon "blocage de Creativite"!!! Mdr... Je trouve ca tellement dur des fois de m'asseoir devant une carte blanche et aucune idee ne vient mais j'ai quand meme reussi a faire quelques cartes!

La premiere est pour mon adorable amie Sally qui adore les cartes Noires et blanches. Ce tampon est de Rubber Romance et il est parfait pour cette combinaison de couleurs.

La deuxieme est une "Carte Pochette". J'ai craque sur la technique que j'ai vu sur le site Scs. J'adore cette combinaison de couleures et l'adorable petit ange!

La derniere m'a vraiment donne du fil a retordre!!! Et je ne suis toujours pas 100 % contente avec le resultat!!!! Je vais peut etre aller la modifier encore!!!

Aujourd'hui j'ai aussi signe pour le Stampers Club de Caz a Stampin up!!! YOUPI!!!!

Bisous x

Saturday, 17 November 2007

Because I just love them...

Ethan keeps giving me notes with how much he loves me written in them and so he asked me if I could make him a card with the little Dinosaur stamp I have! So I made him this card just to tell him how much I love him too!

Stamps : Whipper Snapper, Stamping Bella - Patterned Paper : Pebble Inc - Cardstock : Bazzill.

I have just received this stamp and I love that cute little puppy! Couldn't you jsut take him home! And how many times have I found Tristan all tangled up in Toilet paper!!! So I have dedicated those 2 cards to Aidan and Tristan who are my double trouble but I just love them...

Stamps : Whipper Snapper - Patterned Paper : Pebble Inc - Cardstock : Bazzill - Eyelet : Doodlebug

Stamps : Whipper Snapper, Stamping Bella - Patterned paper : Piggy Tales - Brads : Junkitz.

Ethan had his first football match today and they got absolutely hammered! Bless them... And Aidan had his first birthday party to go to! Awwwwwwwwwwwww...

Have a great Sunday!!!

Love x

Friday, 16 November 2007

Hmmmmmmmmm ?

Hope everybody is keeping warm! It's so cold outside... Brrrrrrrrrr...

Anyway... My card for today... Well I wasn't sure about posting it really, you know that feeling when you finish a card and you really happy with it but then someone tells you it's not very good! Apparently this one isn't and doesn't feel "Christmasy" enough for somebody. I was happy whith the way it turned out but now my confidence has been completly crushed. The technique for this card is available on the Scs website. The snowflake is on dimensional. Hope you like it... I have also decided not to do the Christmas fair at the school...

So what do you think of it?

Stamps : Whipper Snapper, Hero Heart - Patterned Papers : Basic Grey - Cardstock : Bazzill - Ribbon -

Hope you're all gonna have a smashing week end...

Love x

J'espere que tout le monde reste bien au chaud. I lfait tellement froid dehors... Brrrrrrrr

Bref... Ma carte pour aujourd'hui. Je n'etais pas sure de la poster ou pas, vous savez cette sensation quand vous finissez une carte et que vous etes satisfaite avec mais quelqu'un vient vous dire qu'elle n'est pas tres belle! Apparement ma carte n'est pas tres belle et ne crie pas assez "Noel". J'etais tres contente avec la tournure de cette carte mais ma confiance a totalement ete "pietinee". La technique pour cette carte est sur le site Scs. Le flocon de neige est sur coussin dimensionel... J'ai aussi decide de ne pas faire la foire de Noel de l'ecole pour y vendre mes cartes.

Qu'est ce que vous en pensez?

Passez un super week end...

Bisous x

It's raining, Hanna!!!!

Today is the launch of a new Hanna Stamps!!! Just ordered mine!!! You can find it at Don't miss out she is still offering free shipping but don't know how long for!!! Can't wait to get mine and have a play!!! And I can see glitter coming too... Ooh la la!!!

Love x

Aujourd'hui voit le lancement d'une nouvelle Hanna!!!! Je viens juste de commander la mienne!!! Vous pouvez la trouver sur Ne la rater pas la livraison est toujours gratuite mais je ne sais pas pour combine de temps encore!!! J'ai vraiment hate de la recevoir pour la tamponner!!! Et je peux aussi voir des paillettes ici... Ooh la la!!!

Bisous x

Thursday, 15 November 2007

Trying to make sense!!!

I have been trying to add a translation tool for my blog but when I read it in french it didn't make any sense at all! So in the future I will try and post in both languages , English and French too!

Enjoy the sun...

Love x

J'ai essaye d'ajouter un outil de traduction pour mon blog mais quand je l'ai lu en francais cela n'avait aucun sens. Donc a present je vais essayer de poster dans les 2 langues, Anglais et francais!

Profitez du soleil...

Bisous x

Wednesday, 14 November 2007

Nothing like sharing a cuppa....

I'm off to drop this card off to my friend Nathalie who just lives 2 mns round corner but somehow we just don't seem to find the time for coffee and a chat anymore! So I've made her this card to remind her I'm still thinking of her!!! I have kept it very simple but I love the way it turned out. I love the coffee beans corners - I have used Marvy le Plume to stamp them and blended it with my water brush -. I also "dressed her up" in some Piggy Tales paper... Hope you like it! I know she will...

Stamps : My Favorite Things - Patterned Paper : Piggy Tales - Cardstock : Bazzill - Ribbon -

All of a sudden I'm up for a nice cup of coffee...

Love x

Daisy and Gertrude!!!

Today I'm introducing you my two new friends Daisy and Gertrude! I just love black and white cows -I even got Tristan a Moo training cup!!!- and I just couldn't resist those stamps by Missy B!!! It was one of Aidan's teacher's birthday at preschool and he wanted to give her a card so I made that one! I just love this flower paper with this stamp... Doesn't she look so happy!!!! I also made her a little box to go with it and bought a box of 4 ferrerro rochers which I took out to put in my own! The card also comes with a matching enveloppe too. Aidan was so happy to bring her little gift and card to her this morning and I hope she's going to like them!

This second card I made for my mum. It's and altered version of the 1st one!!!

Stamps : Missy B - Patterned paper : Piggy Tales - Cardstock : Bazzill - Ribbon - Cuttlebug swirl embossing folder.

I'm off to do the ironing now! Don't I just know how to have some fun!!!

Love x

Monday, 12 November 2007

Snowbunny Bella...

Another week has started! I had a thought last night -yes this happens occasionnally!-. There is the school xmas fair on the 1st of december and I was thinking to get a stall there but I'm a bit worried my cards won't sell. I would love to sell them as I have so mny of them but not really sure where to start. My husband used to sell them at work and they were selling Ok. Don't really have the courage to ask any shops either! Any advices or comments on the subjet are welcome!

It's so cold outside and I thought those two cards were quite appropriate for the weather!!! I love Snowbunny Bella -Fab for my girlie Xmas cards!!! and I had lots of fun with her last night! I also love the brown and blue colour combo..

Stamps : Stamping Bella - Patterned papers : Basic Grey - Cardstock - Ribbons - Brads - Buttons- Cuttlebug snowflakes embossing folder.

Remember to keep warm and have fun!!!

Love x

Sunday, 11 November 2007

Which one to share???

Hope everybody is having a good week end! Tristan is fast asleep and Ethan and Aidan are playing on their gamecube downstairs -won't be long before I have to go and break up a fight between them!! So I'm enjoying a coffee break between the cleaning and washing... I have managed to make quite a few cards friday and last night and it was ever so difficult to decide which one to share with you! So I'm planning to add to my blog a gallery or something similar for my cards -when I figure out how to do it of course!!!

So here is the first ones I have decided to share and they are the Xmas cards I have made for my 3 little musketeers using some whipper snapper stamps -they are so cute... I just love this little snowman... I have used liquid applique for the snow and for Santa's suit too but I have heat it up with my heat gun once it was dry on that one.

Stamps :Whipper Snapper and Great Impressions, Patterned Papers : Basic Grey and DCWV, Cardstock , Ribbons, Liquid applique, and Cuttlebug snowflakes embossing folder.

The second one is a Bella -she totally rocks!- and this one is one of my favorite -nothing like sharing a drink with a friend!... I wasn't sure about this card though but I'm quite happy with the way it turned out.

Stamp :Stamping Bella and all Patterned Papers : Piggy Tales, Cardstock and Ribbons

Enjoy the rest of your week end...

Love x

Friday, 9 November 2007

Yeah it's friday!

So last day of school and movie night with the boys tonight!!! Aidan chose -again for the 1ooth time!- Spiderman 3. We just love friday night sitting in front the Tv with a bag of popcorn!

Made more cards last night. I got my new Inky Antics "holiday vespa girl" on wednesday and I love her!!! I just can't stop playing with her! I also thought she was far too cute to use only on Christmas cards so I have made a couple of cards masking her hat and on another one her hat and the presents on the back of the vespa!

From left to right... And so sorry about the poor quality picture!

The first card I used Basic grey papers -figgy pudding, just YUMMY! colored her with markers watercoloured the background and used diamond glaze on the vespa -on all cards for that one. The cute flower is from Greenhouse.

The second card I used Daisy bucket design papers, grosgrain ribbon. The flowers are from first class crafts.

Stamps : Inky Antics - Papers : Basic Grey and Daisy Bucket Design - Cardstock : Bazill- Flowers and Ribbons.

The third card I masked her hat, colored her with markers and watercolour pencil. The paper is again from Basci grey.

And finally the fourth one is in black and pink. I've had this dotty paper for ages. Doesn't really show on the picture but the dots are pale pink. The Eiffel Tower and Paris stamps are from Clear choice -never really use them but think they look great on that card.

Stamps : Inky Antics, Clear Choice - Papers : Basic Grey - Cardstock - Ribbons and Brads.

That is all from me for today!! Have a great week end...


Thursday, 8 November 2007

Now a card....

The boys are gone to bed and a quick note -before making more cards!- to post a first card. This one I made using the gorgeous City Divine by Penny Black. The paper is from Cosmo Cricket -I think-. I scored at about 1" from the left, punch 2 holes and attached with a ribbon... My mum always sends me beautiful card -not handmade though- and I got this inspiration from one of them! Not a very good picture I'm afraid and maybe I should get rid of the date next time...
Love x

I did it!!!

So I have finally finished my blog -well not quite but I'm getting there! And I'm very proud of myself as Computers and I are the bestest of friends. They hate me and I hate them but somehow we jsut can't live without each other! I'm hoping to post as regularly as possible but as I'm doing it while the boys are at school or napping, please bear with me!

I just have to download some pictures and I'll be ready to post some cards...

Love x

Ca y est j'ai enfin fini ce blog -pas tout a fait mais on y arrive! Et je suis tres fiere de moi vu que les ordinateurs et moi ne sommes pas les meilleurs des amis. Ils me detestent et je les deteste mais quelquepart nous ne pouvons pas vivre l'un sans l'autre!!! J'espere pouvoir le mettre a jour aussi regulierement que possible mais comme je le fais quand les garcons sont a l'ecole ou a faire la sieste, soyez patients s'il vous plait.

Je n'ai plus qu'a charger des photos et je serais prete a poster des cartes...

Bisous x