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Thursday, 31 January 2008

What a miserable day...

Happy Thursday!!! Well looking outside the window it surely cannot be a happy day!! It's horrible... Raining and very windy! So depressing after yesterday's sunshine... I have nothing to show you today... I had to stay with Tristan on the couch last night until he fell asleep and guess what! I fell asleep too... Hmmmmmmmmmm... But I will have tomorrow! ;oD ... Ethan also hurt his foot last night while fooling around with his brother. Apparently Aidan tripped him over by accident and I had never seen a child so upset... He was devastated that he hurt Ethan so bad and he kept telling him how sorry he was... Bless him. Ethan is now at the hospital to have it checked out because he's still limping... Then Tristan banged his head against the clothes rack... would have helped if he hadn't been walking with his head down!!!

Hopefully today is going to be an accident free day but somehow I doubt it!

Have a great day and hope the weather is kinder to you than it is to us down here...

Love x

Wednesday, 30 January 2008

Bug again...

Bonjour... Another sunny morning down here but Tristan is coming down with a cold again!!! I just hope he's not going to pass it over to the all family again but fat chance!!! He's been sitting on the couch watching his favorite movie twice -already- "the Nightmare Before Christmas"... Some people say that their little ones are into Teletubbies or else and I can say that mine is into Jack Skellington and Hoogey Boogey! lol... He's also having a "I don't want to go to bed phase" at the moment and he's been up again really late so I suppose he's feeling really tired too! At least he won't put up a fight for his nap...
I have been working on some new Pink Cat Studio creations -which I cannot show you just yet!!- so not much time to make any other cards but I still manage to make this one with the cute little pirate from Sugar Nellie... I used more papers from Crate paper again - I just love them!!!- and kept the all colour scheme to colour the image. I still don't know who it's going to be for so I will add a sentiment or something else once I have decided! Hope you like it...

Stamp : Sugar Nellie - Patterned Papers : Crate Paper - Cardstock - Brads - Swirls Sizzlits.

Have a great day...

Love x

Tuesday, 29 January 2008

Name this little girl...

Would you like to win some new stamps? This sweet little girl will be featured in Pink Cat Studio’s upcoming February 17th new stamps release and she needs a name.

To enter the contest, go to the Pink Cat Studio blog and leave a comment in the contest post and suggest a name or two for this darling. If you like a name that someone else has suggested then please mention that in your comment. It’s okay to comment more than once if you come up with another idea at a later time but you will only be entered into the draw once.

We will chose her new name taking into consideration all of your suggestions.

The winner of the free stamps will not be chosen based on the name they suggest but by a random draw so that everyone who participates has an equal chance to win. The contest will end on February 12th at midnight EST and the winner will be announced on the Pink Cat Studio blog during the new release day of February 17th. The winner will receive her choice of 1 stamp sheet from the entire line including the new February releases.

Have fun and we can’t wait to hear your ideas!

Monday, 28 January 2008

Puppy love...

Happy frosty Monday!!! Yes another week end over and it is so cold outside again... Brrr I think I'll stay in today!!! YAY Prison Break is back on tonight so something to look forward to -I'm so addicted to this show!!!

Now... Who says Cats and dogs couldn't get along... This cute stamp is from Inky Antics and I so love it... I did try to make it a quick card but noooooooo... Took me quite a long time to make this one... The paper is from Cherry Arte and it is a doublesided one. Again I tried to use more scraps of cardstock too but the more I try the more there is to go back in the drawer!!!

Stamp : Inky Antics - Patterned Paper : Cherry Arte - Brads - Cuttlebug - Spots and Dots Embossing Folder - Swirls Sizzlits - Scallop Circle Nestabilities.

Remember to keep warm and have a great day.

Love x

Sunday, 27 January 2008


Happy Sunday everyone!!! Hope you are all having a smashing weekend... The sun is out down here today so that's enough to make me happy... So I guess I will be stamping today while the boys are out watching Cinderella at the pantomine.

I think I'm getting the hang of those "Quick Cards".. lol... Here is one of the little frogs from the same set as the Puppy. I have used thhis gorgeous paper by Crate Paper - so gorgeous that it took me ages to get it out and use it up!- And I got some scraps of cardstock and some rusty red ribbon to match the stripes on it. Again I got the nestabilities out and added some brads to finish... Et voila...

Stamps : Missy B design - Patterned Paper : Crate Paper - Cardstock - Ribbon - Brads - Photo Anchorz - Scallop Circle Nestabilities

Enjoy the rest of your week end and the sunshine...

Love x

Friday, 25 January 2008

Quick card!!!!

Yay another Friday.. .So another movie night with the boys and I think we might go for "Eragon"... That'll make a change from "Transformers", "Spiderman(s)" or some Disney movies!!! I now know those movies by heart... lol...

Last night I have managed to make a card in 45mns -max- which is a record for me who usually spend ages on a card!!! I am such a perfectionist that it's got to be as I want it to say that it's finished and I'm happy with it!!! And most of the time I go back to them and add or remove something... So for this "Quick Card", I have used some really cute stamps from Missy B -there are some very cute monkeys and frogs too in this set... And I sooooooooo love this mad looking puppy -put a smile on my face everytime I look at it! The paper is from DCWV, I used my nestabilities, added some ribbon and brads et voila... I'm actually happy with it like it is!!! lol... And I hope you'll like it too...

Stamps : Missy B - Patterned Papers : DCWV - Ribbon - Brads - Scallop Circle Nestabilities.

Have a great Friday...

Love x

Thursday, 24 January 2008

A little ray of sunshine

Wow the sun has finally managed to make it through the clouds! YIPPEE... I've just had enough of this horrible yucky weather and spring isn't coming fast enough!!!

My lovely "step mum in law" asked me to make her a baby card... I had to use this cute little tweet from the new set from Pink Cat Studio -if you haven't got yours yet, go and check it out because it's too cute-... I watercoloured the image and added some stickles on the wings too. I used some paper from Pebbles inc and combine it with brown -yes again, lol...- added some flowers, ribbon and brads et voila.

Stamps : Pink Cat Studio - Patterned Paper : Pebbles Inc - Cardstock - Ribbon - Brads- Flowers.

I think I'm going to go and enjoy this little ray of sunshine... Have a great day and enjoy it too if you're lucky enough to have a bit of sunshine.

Love x

Wednesday, 23 January 2008

Birthday boy

Thanks to everyone for their birthday wishes to Tristan. He had a smashing time and enjoyed all the attention, opening all his presents and his " Ratatouille" cake - especially the icing!! :oD... Isn't it just so difficult after having 2 other boys to buy presents for him! I have so many toys of all age groups in the house that I'm running out of ideas and space for them all!!! lol... I haven't had the time to go through all the piccies I took but here are a couple .

And now for his finished birthday card... I have tried to use some of my ever growing scrap of papers and cards!!! My drawers are about to burst I have so many and as you can see I keep the smallest piece of paper possible! lol... But don't we all!? ;oD

Stamp : High Hopes - Patterned Papers : Crate Paper - Cardstock - Brads - Sizzlits Swirls die cut - Number Chipboard - Brown String.

Well it's pretty grey again down here today but I hope everyone is having a great day whatever the weather is like where you are...

Love x

Tuesday, 22 January 2008

Not a baby anymore...

Happy Tuesday everyone!!! And today is a lot brighter too... YIPPEE especially so because it is Tristan's big 2nd birthday today!!! So got him his decorations and a big Ratatouille cake! Got him loads of Goodies too... I have made him a card with one of the stamps I received yesterday but I cannot show it to you yet as it still needs some finishing touches! I can show you the coloured image... Oh what a tease!!!! But I will definitely post the all card tomorrow and probably a couple of piccies of the Birthday Boy too!!!

Isn't he just cute!!!!

Hope you all have a wonderful day and that it has stopped raining too wherever you are...

Love x

Monday, 21 January 2008

Another monday...

Yes it's another dreaded Monday! :o( ... Hope everyone had a nice week end... But is it me or are they over before you have the time to actually say week end!!!...

Last night I had time to play with the Magnolia images that Kim has kindly sent to me... I have a nephew who loves fishing so this image was very welcome - well any Magnolia images are very welcome, lol... - How cute is that little Edwin!? The papers I used are from Crate paper and I have used some scrap card I had left in my drawer... And to add a little bit of brightness to this card I have attach this cute little sun - also from Magnolia - I know my nephew is going to love it and he's the sort of little boy who keeps everything you send him! Aaaaaaaaaaawww bless... I hope you like it too... Et Voila...

Stamps : Magnolia - Patterned Papers : Crate Paper - Cardstock - Brads - String - Cuttlebug and Bubbles Embossing Foder.

Thank you so much Kim for the images... Go and visit Kim's blog, she's got some awesome cards!

Hope you have a fantastic day... Have fun.

Love x

Sunday, 20 January 2008

Tweet and Kitty's big day

Today Pink Cat Studio is releasing two new sets of stamps! The Tweet stamps feature a fun loving little bird who enjoys shopping, parties, sewing and many other activities. The Crafty Kitty stamps feature Pink Cat decorating a cake, watering her garden, dressed up as a craft queen and sending holiday wishes. Stop by the studio at to order these fun new stamps.

Thank you to everyone who entered the scavenger hunt and the Tweet contests! And now for the winners ...For all of you who have been wondering, Tweet visited Robin's Hattery first on her day of shopping. A winner has been randomly selected from everyone who chose Robin's Hattery and the winner is:Jen Marie!!! Check out Jen's blog at

The randomly selected winner from the Pink Cat's Favourite Things Scavenger Hunt is:Julie M. from Granby, Quebec.We will be having another contest next month so please stop by again to see the details.

Hope you are all having a great week end... Have fun and happy stamping...

Love x

Saturday, 19 January 2008

It's the week end!

And still no sunshine... YUK... On top of that I have to go to the supermarket - suicidal on a saturday - but I need to go and get Tristan his birthday cake for tuesday... The little Muppet is turning 2 - already :o(... Before doing all that I had to choose a card with my favorite stamps from the new set from Pink Cat Studio!!! What a tough one it was - I love them all so much... But I chose this little chick sewing in her nest - I love the sentiment that goes with it too and it's also part of the set!!! The mounted image is on dimensionals and I used my nestabilities scallop circle here. The patterned paper is from Pebble inc...

Stamps : Pink Cat Studio - Patterned Paper : Pebble Inc - Cardsstock - Ribbon - Scallop circle nestabilities.

Whatever the weather and whatever you're up to today, have a nice one... :oD

Love x

Friday, 18 January 2008

Bright card on a Yukky day!!!

Is it ever going to stop raining!!! What a Yukky day - yet again... At least it's friday... YIPPEE!!! So it's so dark and miserable out there that I thought I could brighten up the day a little and post one of my most colourful cards!!!! It's much brighter than what I usually go for but they go so well with the little bird and I like the way it turned out. The papers are from Daisy Bucket d and the stamps are again from the new Tweet plate from Pink Cat Studio... The bright cherry cardstock was supposed to be mounted onto the same green card as the image but I didn't have enough left... lol

Stamps : Pink Cat Studio - Patterned Papers : Daisy Bucket Design - Cardstock - Ribbon - Brads - Flowers - Cuttlebug and Swirls Embossing Folder.

Hope it has brightened up your day a little too...

Love x

Thursday, 17 January 2008

Here's Kitty...

As promised I will post a card made with one of the new Kitty stamps which will also be released on Sunday jan 20th... For this card I have used lighter colours... I really loved this paper from Crate paper. I have mounted and put on dimensionals the same patterned paper, added glitter, flowers, brads, eyelets and ric rac to finish it off... The image is also on dimensionals. I'm actually pretty happy with the way it turned out...

Stamps : Pink Cat Studio - Patterned Paper : Crate Paper - Cardstock - Flower - Brads - Eyelets - Ric Rac

Don't forget the scavenger hunt below and you could win the Crafty Kitty stamp plate but you've got to be in it to win it... Good luck to everyone and have a great day...

Love x

Scavenger hunt

To celebrate the upcoming Pink Cat Studio release of the new Crafty Kitty stamps, we are having a fun scavenger hunt contest! You will be searching for Pink Cat’s favourite things. Throughout the day each design team member will post an image of one of Pink Cat’s favourite things on her blog. Visit each team member’s blog and collect the names of Pink Cat’s favourite things. Once you have collected all 9 items, fill in the blanks in the poem at the end of this post and email the poem to Pink Cat Studio. To find the company email address please visit
On January 20th a winner will be randomly selected from all of the entries and she will win the new Crafty Kitty Plate. The winner will be contacted by email and her name will be posted at

Have fun and good luck in your hunt!
Here is a list of all of the blogs that you will need to visit:

Here is the poem that you will need to fill in:
Pink Cat’s Favourite Things

My comfy and cozy giant ______1_______.
My ______2_________ from which I’m fed.
My super soft fuzzy _____3_______, these are a few of my favourite things.

My ____4________ that I love to hide in.
My _____5________ where I sit with a grin.
My _____6________ that also can sing, these are a few of my favourite things.

My trendy ____7________ that I fill with catnip.
My ______8______ that I wear on each trip.
My ______9_______ with one broken wing, these are a few of my favourite things.

When the dog barks,
When my clothes cling,
When I’m feeling sad.
I simply remember my favourite things,
And then I don’t feel so bad.
I will be showing you later a card - maybe even two!!- made with The crafty Kitty stamps!
Love x

Wednesday, 16 January 2008

Here is Tweet...

Happy wednesday!!! :oD At last the sun came out down here after a very wet and miserable day yesterday! Yukky... Saying that it is probably going to start raining again later on! :o( Hope the sun is shining too where you are !!!

Today I'm soooooooooo excited to show you a sneak peek of a couple of the new stamps design from Pink Cat Studio... Tweet is her name and she's so cute!!! The new stamps will be released next sunday - jan 20th... I had so much fun making the cards! I have used some brighter colours than I normally use but I think they work so well with the stamps... I really hope you like them.

Stamps : Pink Cat Studio - Patterned Papers : Pebble Inc - Cardstock - Ribbon - Button

Stamps : Pink Cat Studio - Patterned Paper : Provocraft - Cardstock - Ribbon - Flower - Brads - Cuttlebug and Bubbles Embossing Folder.

On Thursday we will also be ahving a fun scavenger hunt with the prize being the new Crafty Kitty plate. All you have to do is to check out the Pink Cat Studio DT blogs - you can find the links for them on the right. The winner will be announced on sunday along side the winner for the Tweet contest on Melissa's blog - Pink Cat Studio... Good luck to all... :oD And make sure to stop by tomorrow as I will be posting a couple of cards with the new Kitty stamps...

Have a great day...

Love x

Tuesday, 15 January 2008

Tweet Peek...

The design team has been hard at work making cards using the new Tweet and Crafty Kitty stamps that will be released on Sunday. Here is a collage of snippets from some of the fun and colourful cards that were made using the Tweet stamps.Starting on Wednesday, design team members will be posting their cards to their blogs so be sure to check out their creations.Later this week we will be having a really fun scavenger hunt called "Pink Cat's Favourite Things". The winner will recieve the new Crafty Kitty plate. So stop by later this week to participate in the contest.
See you then tomorrow... Have a great evening
Love xxx

Monday, 14 January 2008

I don't like mondays....

Especially when it's as miserable as it is outside!!! Wet, dark and cold... YUK... :o(

So I went to the Glitter Pot on Saturday and Bryan was such a great help there, so thank you soooooooooooo much. I got some fabulous papers and the scallop circles nestabilities - they're sooooooooooo great and I'll definitely will get the oval and rectangle ones too!!! I managed to stay away from the rubber stamps too - although I had a quick peek at the Whipper Snapper ones! Sorry -Kim- I haven't had the time to take piccies of the goodies I bought... I should also receive an order from Capture the Magic today!! YAY...

Obviously I didn't get the time to post any card this week end - been working really hard yesterday all day "creating" but I can't show them to you yet!!! The one I've got to share with you is a Bella - I think she's savvyshopabella- and she has the most amazing butt ever! Wish mine was like that... :o( I popped her and the sentiment on dimensionals. The papers I used are from Basic Grey, added some ribbon, buttons and brads. Et Voila our Bella du jour... Hope you like her...

Stamps : Bella, Great Impressions - Patterned Papers : Basic Grey - Cardstock - Ribbon - Buttons - Brads.

Hope you manage to have a great Monday -if that is ever possible!!- despite the horrible weather...

Love xxx

Saturday, 12 January 2008

Off to the Craft shop ...

Happy Saturday!!! Hope everyone is going to have a smashing week end!!! No time to post a card (but I will have one to post later though...) as I'm about to leave to go to...................... The Glitter Pot!!!! It's sunny down here so a lovely day for a drive too!! YAY :oD Will probably stop at Toys'r'Us on the way back too... Not YAY... :o( But the boys have still got Xmas money to spend and they have been saving some of their pocket too so if I drag them to the craft shop I suppose it's fair enough to have to endure the toy shop... Will have to get creative tonight to release the stress though!

Have a fantastic day...

Love x

Friday, 11 January 2008

Spring in the post...

Yippee it's Friday and the sun is out! Probably not for long as big dark clouds are approaching pretty fast!!! Well this morning was very wet indeed :o(...

I have to show you something which arrived in the post today... The lovely Fiona sent me this beautiful acetate card after I saw the one she made on her blog... The picture is very poor and doesn't do the card any justice at all but it's gorgeous!!! The acetate has been beautifully stamped all over and the position of the flowers are so pretty too... Thank you ever so much Fiona for the little bit of spring you sent me, it really made my day... You can view those gorgeous acetate cards on Fiona's blog...

Hope everyone is having a great day and fantastic evening for those who are out tonight!!!

Love x

Thursday, 10 January 2008

A star!!!

Happy Thursday everyone!!! And what a windy one it is!!! Wouldn't surprise me if it starts raining too... Really cannot wait for spring :o)... The card for today is going to be a Magnolia one and by the way I forgot to mention this new Tilda & Co Challenge Blog . It sounds like fun so what not give it a try if you're a total Magnolia addict!!! I won't have the time this week but I will definitely give it a go!

So voila little Edwin!!! I still don't know who this is going to be for but when I do I will add a chipboard number to it. Between my 3 boys and 4 nephews I'm not short for choice!!! Hope you like it...

Stamp : Magnolia (Edwin) - Patterned Papers : Chatterbox - Cardstock - Brads - Star Gems

Have a great day...

Love x

Tuesday, 8 January 2008

Chop... Chop...

Hello everyone... What a dull day it's been, so dark and wet and cold too ... Yuk... No cards today as I watched the "Da Vinci Code" last night - good film but too confusing for me!!! Instead I wanted to share a couple of pictures of Tristan. The first one was taken this summer when he still had his long hair... I so loved it but I was so fed up with so many people confusing him for a girl!!! We took them to Disneyland last year and we wanted to go on the Star Wars ride but the woman at the door told us the little girl was too small! Being just under 5 ft 3 I was about to ask her if she meant me!!! No she meant Tristan!!! I was so annoyed...

Anyway I was cutting Ethan and Aidan's hair the other morning and he was really willing to sit on the stool so he had the chop too... Ethan always put gel in his hair - never goes out without his hair done!!! - so Tristan always brings the gel to me to do his hair! So here he is now and do NOT be fool by this cute little face, he's a right little pickle!

Hope you have a great evening... Tomorrow might even be a brighter day. Let's just hope!

Love x

Monday, 7 January 2008

I'm very proud...........

To announce that I'm joining the Pink Cat Studio design team!!! I have been dying to tell everyone and I would like to thank Melissa for such an opportunity, I feel so honoured. I love her stamps so much as they are so much fun to play with and there are some more fun ones to come!!! I'm off to do my little jig now!!!! The boys are looking at me as if I had gone mad!!! Congratulations to Dawn, Lisa, Lise and Tammy.

Here's another card for today made using her retro fifties set. I made it a while ago and I even set myself the challenge not to use black or pink for this one!!! Hope you like it...

Have a great evening...

Love x

Rain, Rain, Rain....

Happy Monday everyone! It was really sunny earlier on but the sun is gradually fading - oh what a surprise!!! Last night was very wet - and I mean veryyyyyyyyyyyyyyy wet - so I got my Hanna stamps out!!! She's just so adorable under her umbrella. I paper pieced her rain coat with some retro DCWV paper to amtch the background paper - from the same DCWV pad. I also used my spots and dots embossing folder on the green cardstock and I just couldn't resist some glitter on her boots!!! :oD A few ribbon and some brads - obviously - to finish it off et voila! You like it???

Stamps : Hanna Stamps - Patterned Papers : DCWV - Cardstock - Ribbon - Brads - Stickles - Cuttlebug and spots and dots embosing folder.

Hope the weather is nice where you are. Have a great day.

Love x

Sunday, 6 January 2008

Perfect package

I really wonder where the time goes! I can't believe the week end is almost over ... I went shopping in Bluewater yesterday and as I was expecting it was suicidal - the boys didn't help the matter either!!! Anyway I didn't really get anything exciting but I'm happy to have found some birthday presents for Tristan's 2nd birthday in the Disney Store. Will just have to wrap them up now and I have the perfect card for this today - although the wrong colour!

This card was made with one of the new set from Hanna stamps. Isn't she just too cute! I chose some very girly colours and kept it again pretty bassic. The paper is from Daisy Bucket design and although it's a christmas design I love it for other cards too. I've added some ribbons, glitter to her tshirt and bow and 2 corners attached with a brad. Hope you like it.

Stamps : Hanna Stamps - Patterned Papers : Daisy Bucket Design - Cardstock - Ribbon - Brads : Doodlebug.

Enjoy the rest of your week end...

Love x

Friday, 4 January 2008

A little bit of sunshine

Happy Friday everyone!!! Not as cold today but pretty dull really... So I thought I could post a bit of sunshine today! I finally got to play with the new Magnolia stamps I got for Christmas and I really enjoyed colouring these ones and putting them together! I even managed not to add any ribbon or brads! I just thought it didn't really need any at all. The flower on the bottom corner and the sun are on dimensionals. And apart from the words all stamps are from Magnolia. I just love this Tilda because she's got the same hair do as me!!! I'll definitely send this card to my parents... I miss them so much. Hope you like it... ?

Stamps : Magnolia, Woodware - Patterned Papers : 3 Bugs in a Rug - Cardstock : Bazzill - Cuttlebug - Swirls embossing folder.

Hope it's not too wet where you are and that you have a great day...

Love x

Thursday, 3 January 2008

Brrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr.... Chill out!

It's sooooooooooooooooo cold outside! And I really hope it's going to snow to make it worth it!... The boys are back at school today so that means I've got a bit more time to myself and finally can go back to normal - well so to speak!!!! The house doesn't look as if a bomb had exploded in the middle of it and it is so quiet... A bit too quiet maybe!

The card for today is definitely perfect for today's weather!!! It is another of my latest Bellas and I just love her! She so cute and gracious on her skates... I have kept it pretty simple but I really like the way it turned out. I have used liquid appliaue for the fur on her coat - she's got to keep warm too! - and some stickles for a bit of sparkles! Do you like it?

Stamps : Stamping Bella - Patterned Paper : AMM - Cardstock - Ribbon - Brads - Stickles - Liquid Applique.

Remember to keep warm and have a great day...

Love x

Tuesday, 1 January 2008

First post of 2008!!

Wishing you all a very HAPPY NEW YEAR... May this be filled with happiness, joy, good health, laughters and happy stamping! :oD...

Got your new year resolutions? Mine are the usual. I'm on a diet and will eat healthy - well from tomorrow anyway! -, ring my parents on a regular basis and talk to my sister as much as possible, be a tidier crafter and look after my stamps better! And get MORE rubber stamps! :oD... At least I know I will keep this last one! Good luck with keeping yours...

Love x

BONNE ANNEE a tous... J'espere qu'elle sera pleine de bonheur, joie, bonne sante, rires et joyeux "tamponnage"! :oD

Et les resolutions de nouvelle annee!!! Se sont toujours les memes pour moi. Je suis au regime et mangera sainement - du moins a partir de demain! -, telephoner a mes parents regulierement et parler a ma soeur le plus possible, etre une "carteuse" moins bordelique et prendre beaucoup plus soin de mes tampons! Et acheter encore plus de tampons!!!! Au moins je sais que je vais garder cette derniere! Bonne chance a garder les votres...