Thursday, May 31, 2012

Docrafts Wellington

In my design kit I was lucky enough to have the new Wellington Clear Stamp set :D much excitement was had I can tell you as I've been eagerly waiting this chap!!
The stamp set is mainly geared towards males for a nice change but Wellington is just stunning on baby cards as you can see from the couple above, I've used Distress Markers Tumbled Glass & Worn Lipstick and I think a few more will be made he's just perfect :D

Saturday, May 26, 2012

Gorjuss Girl Love

I forgot how good it was to colour :D I spend a lot of time creating for the Docrafts Demos which don't involve me colouring much :( but when I made the card to enter the Squiggles Stamps Challenge I caught the bug again and colour another two girlies 

Skin:E11-50-53, R21, RV10
Hair:100, C7-5-3

I decided I still wasn't happy with this little lady so I glittered her hair and mounted her again on the funny green shade then onto an 8x8"scallop edge card and I'm happy now :D

Both cards I have used the Die Cut Dollies available here they are exclusive to Cullen Crafts from our lovely friend in America *wave* Gina x

Friday, May 25, 2012

Design Team Call

Design Team Call 

Its a brand new challenge blog for fans of altered

Art & Cards

You have until the 31st May to enter :D

Wellington Bear Docrafts

Just thought I'd share some cards & a banner made with the new character from Docrafts called Wellington :D Hope you have sunshine where you are and have a great weekend x

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Squiggle Stamp Challenge

I had an order for tomorrow and decided to try get my mojo back in tune after yesterdays disastrous card making session lol I haven't made a card with the Gorjuss Girls range for a long time and my customer requested a Gorjuss so Yeay!!

I am entering this card into my friends Tracy's challenge over at Squiggle Stamps, you should head over and check it out :D

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Saturated Canary Mermaid

I recently became addicted to some fabulous digi stamps from Saturated Canary thanx to Caz over at A Load Of Old Bloglocks!! I have a huge collection but with being busy at work and everything else thus little lady has sat on my desk for 3 weeks coloured waiting to be added to a card, finally today after much struggling with the rubbish I was coming up with I managed this :D

Crafty Bloggers Network Challenge

This challenge was great fun and the cards the Design Team created are stunning, our theme was Spotlight Stamping, I have tried it before but it's not a technique  I use. I did think the new Docrafts Michael Powell Stamps where ideal for this :D

Crafty Network Bloggers are looking for another two design team members to join so head over and find out the details!

Monday, May 21, 2012

Random Weekend Pics & Docrafts

Just some random pics from over the weekend, the above was made by my Mam the non crafter at a class held in Cullen Crafts on Sat by the very talented Sarah Carrington :D The ladies who attended just loved it and created stunning Altered Canvases even though the class ran over lol
We are holding another class in June you can check the website for details.


I managed a 5 min Smash* page while the cutie, now nearly10, was away staying over at her friends farm, she called to tell me they had been chased by the cows and where currently stuck in a tractor!!

I had a little shuffle about in the back shop to make better room for all the classes and demos we have coming up and so far I think it will work :D

Our Lily or as my son affectionally calls her 'The Naked Mole Rat' isn't one for staying still when awake for me to capture pics but she did this weekend while I teased her with her fav toy mouse dangling above my iphone :D

My final pic I am most proud of :D Abs has decided to join the world of Smash* in the mini album I gave her, apart from hyperventilating about the amount of Washi tape she has used lol I think she done a, pardon the pun, Smash*ing job

docraft demonstrator Geraldine Carruthers..Options
#1 Posted : 14 May 2012 17:07:10QUOTE
Rank: docrafts Member

Joined: 14/05/2012
Posts: 1
Dear Docraft,
I just want to thank you and Geraldine for the fabulous demonstration of docraft card making selection, I went to Cullen Crafts for the free demonstration not knowing very much about it, the four hours flew by and i left with a little bit more knowledge of simple ideas for making cards using the wonderful Wellington bear and other docraft materials.  Geraldine's knowledge of card making skills, short cuts, simple but effective ideas were wonderful, no question was to much for her, very efficient and friendly, lovely lady with a lot of time and effort put in for her customers and browsers. I was so impressed by her i left with quite a lot of docraft material as did my friend.  If this lady is doing anymore free demonstrations i will certainly be going and i will be bringing friends and family.  Thankyou for having Geraldine Carruthers as your first class ambassador.
Yours faithfully, a very new customer thanks to your demonstrator, Patricia Gordon

Finally I thought I'd share an amazing review left on the Docrafts website by a happy Demo goer, head office found it and emailed me to let me know *BLUSH* much but supper pleased and thankful Patricia took the time out to us know she had a great time x

Friday, May 18, 2012

Twilight Fans

These fantastic 'Bitten' Die Cuts ideal for all you Twilight fans out there are available exclusively to the UK only at

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Distress Marker Love

We received our delivery of the new fabbi Tim Holtz Distress Markers :D
They are so simple to use, the brush tip is lush and the colours are stunning!!!
We took delivery of the full range and will be selling them for only £2.85, there are 37 lush colours which match beautifully with the distress stains & distress ink pads which we stock too :D

Guilty Pleasure Blog Prompt #15

Sorry for the lack of posting and huge SORRY to Emma for the lack of contribution to the 31 day Blog Prompt it's been a hard fortnight and just staying a float in real life so blog life has had to take a back seat I'm afraid, but your doing a grant job chick and the prompts have been brill!! 

So onto todays blog prompt My Guilty Pleasures........

Mr Edward Lushpants Cullen :P
I get a ribbing about this from my friends as he is younger than me but I don't care as there isn't a huge age difference!!!

I adore the Carpenters, not very often and I surprise a lot of folk with this confession as I am a rock chick at heart & love my Chili Pappers & Foo Fighters :D 
But ever now and agin I feel the need to listen to these guys aaaaahhhhhh.

Now this one has to be my freakiest  guilty pleasure, it started way back when I was expecting my first child and it has stayed with me ever since and yes you are right in thinking the worst I do dip the Pringles into the Nutella

So I have confesses mine, whats yours??

Saturday, May 12, 2012

Docrafts Demo

Well it was demo day at Howdens and what a lovely time was had, this round i had the wonderful Michael powell, Lucy cromwell, Wellington & two Capsule Collection. The ladies who attend had lovely comments about this rounds cards and they are all so lovely :D *wave* to you all if your reading!!!
If you want a taster of what we get up to in Howdens head to Cullen Crafts between 12-4 tomorrow for FREE Docrafts Demo :D

Wednesday, May 09, 2012

Life Blog Prompt 9#

Creativity Blog Prompt 9#

Todays blog prompt is based on quotes. Find  quote and blog about it.
Who was the quote by? Does the quote make you smile? reflect on life? Get your crafting mojo going?

I wouldn't say this was my fav quote in fact quotes in general don't play a part in my life, I can appreciate a good one none the less. its been a tough week for my Mum & me and I haven't managed to keep up with the 31 Blog Prompt Challenge and I wasn't intending to write a morbid blog post but when I came across the above quote on Pinterest it felt right.

Tragically my Mum & mines friend Maggie passed away suddenly on Sunday, one minute she was fine and the next gone so this week has been horrid so far to say the least and I am dreading the though of her funeral. We've only known each other for 4 short years and the the beginning she was one of the first customers to come to my shop and we got on so well from the start :D We'd talk about everything crafty and sometimes she'd spend hours with me in the shop just sharing out love of crafts, talking about family you know the usual, then it progresses to a group of us sharing nights out to the cinema and the Indian(which was Maggies fav). She would help anyone, had time for everyone and even though she didn't keep well she done her bit for the community helping with the kids fund-raising at the CYC & liked by all on the Town Hall Committee.
So when I saw the quote above it struck a cord as you never know when life is going to give you a right kick up the ass and take the feet away from you, so we should all do our very best to try do all those things we wanted to do before its too late!!
Gone but you'll never be far from our thoughts Maggie xxx

Monday, May 07, 2012

Crafty Bloggers Network Challenge #21

Head over to the latest challenge where the theme is Decoupage, this is my 1st stint with these talented girls and they have some beautiful creations so please join in :D

Saturday, May 05, 2012

Smash* Soul To Squeeze#5

Blog Prompt #5-
Lets look at other ways to inspire YOUR mojo. Todays blog prompt is Create a card or a scrapbook page inspired by your favourite song or a song that you have recently listened to. Do the words mean something?, where does the song take you?, what mood does it put you in?

Well I decided to Smash* in my new Pink Journal my fav all time song from my fav all time band :D
I found the Red Hot Chili Peppers back in 1993 thanks to my crazy tattooed covered Aunt & Uncle, it was love at first sight and nothings changed after all these years.
I was a mixed up hormonal teenager and when I heard "Soul To Squeeze" it just sang through me and tugged at my heart strings, I adore the words, the sining and more of all Flea's base guitar playing the man is a genius!! I've kept it simple using the lyrics from the song and a few snap shots from the video, the sone itself can me found on the movie soundtrack Coneheads (which I have lol)
As much as I love the newer songs from the guys this one will always be the best in my ears :D

Thank you Emma for an unexpected blast from the past I loved it xxx

Thursday, May 03, 2012

31 Blog Prompts #2

Todays Prompt is-
'5 Docrafts member galleries I LOVE and Why'

This is a real hard one as there are so many talented peeps out in Docrafts land and i know I haven't managed to get round everyone on there are it's such a huge family but here are my top 5 from the peeps I know of :D

I adore this girls work so much, her use of embellishments, papers and colouring is just awesome it's a joy to see what she creates each weeks :D

Truly wonderful time is had every time I visit this gals gallery, everything is so beautifully put together I just love it!!

I love Gardengal's use of inks and recently her Steampunk creations i'm rather partial to some Sp :D

I love this gals use of products I would never dream of using, she turns them into beautiful creations, her makes are so different but stunning and she love rats which i do to :D

Amandas creations are just UBER cute and it's not just cards in her gallery she has loads of interesting makes, cakes, hairclips and loads more its great to see the new bits she's come up with .

Tuesday, May 01, 2012

Exciting News!!! #1

I have been asked to join the Design Team over with the team at Crafty Bloggers Network :D I know great eh, I am so looking forward to working with these great talented girls and hope you join in with the fab challenges :D

Heres a little more info on the group!

About Us

The Craft Bloggers Network was set up on Facebook in 2011 for modern day crafters to share their blog posts with others in the craft community.

On our blog you will find the following...

A new challenge set each week by a Craft Blogger DT member. The winner from our weekly 'Blog of the Week' competition as featured on our Facebook group will be featured and a guest post from a crafter.

I'm taking part in the Docrafts Creativity Club Challenge why don't you join in with us :D