Tuesday, 29 July 2008


I received some lovely goodied from the ABC Challenge Team, THANK YOU for the beautiful card (Angeldrummer aka Vicky), and stamped images - I will put them to good use!


Sunday, 27 July 2008


This is a beutiful award and I am privilaged to have receive it from the multi talented Cynthia aka Rainbow Lady THANK YOU!!

Now for the rules for this Wylde Women Award :

1. You can give it to one or one hundred or any number in between - it's up to you. Make sure you link to their site in your post.
2. Link back to this blogsite (http://www.tammyvitale.com/) so Tammy can go visit all these wonderful women and remember the Purpose of the Award is to send love and acknowledgment to women who brighten your day, teach you new things and live their lives fully with generosity and joy.
So, I now have to compile my list of friends which is the most difficult job as really I would like to give this award to everyone who looks at my blog.

1 Hels http://pinkleart.blogspot.com/

2 Jennie http://theartisticstamper.blogspot.com/

3 Fiona http://magickdiva.blogspot.com/

4 Ann http://www.blogger.com/profile/11680731162006155091

5 Anesha http://skippereva.blogspot.com/

6 Beryl http://wlpandivascraft.blogspot.com/

7 Chrissie http://www.blogger.com/profile/15521092910316627505

8 Cynthia http://rainbowladyscraftyblog.blogspot.com/

9 Denise http://lavenderosecraft.blogspot.com/

10 Jackie http://party-nights-creations.blogspot.com/

11 Jacqueline http://www.sparklescharmsandbows.blogspot.com/

12 Janette http://cardsandchat.blogspot.com/

13 Jenny http://craftheaven.blogspot.com/

14 Jodi http://scrappymojo.blogspot.com/

15 Leone http://sweet-scrappings.blogspot.com/

16 Nikki http://passion-for-purple.blogspot.com/

17 Phree http://inkstainsurvivor.blogspot.com/

18 Rachel http://loopycrafting.blogspot.com/

19 Sam http://alattestampin.blogspot.com/

20 Tessa http://kraftymama.blogspot.com/

21Wendy http://pixiehousedesigns-craftypixie.blogspot.com/

22 Debbie http://passionforcrafts.blogspot.com/

23 Greta http://gretas-garden.blogspot.com/

24 Jak http://crafterskitchen.blogspot.com/

25 Pam http://peejays-crafty-bits.blogspot.com/

26 Linda http://lindamollyellen.blogspot.com/


Friday, 25 July 2008

Arty Girlz Challenge 44 Era's

I made this as part of my final project for my first year college course. I have duplicated it several times!
Check out the challenge here with great prize from the Artistic Stamper


stamps Female Image - Creative Stamping RN87H, greeting see dee's
Versamark, colour box inks
Clear EP
Glitters Art Deco and unknown
Sakura pens
Beige card and purple card premade from stash


Thursday, 24 July 2008

Rinbow Lady's Challenge 23 - Christmas Tags

Cynthia (Rainbow Lady) has a christmas Tag challenge this week I decided to have a go at a collage and then cut tags..

Collage Sheet

Tags I did need to overstamp in some places.I have left some in case I want to do a card at a later date.

All rubber stamps are Mary Hughes - Papercraft 4 you
Versamark, color box and brilliance ink pads
Stampendous EP
Woodware 3 inch tag punch
White card stock - stash


Wednesday, 23 July 2008


I have been randomly selected to receive some stamped images from ABC Challenge team.

Thrilled and will make good use of my goodies when they arrive!!

Check out this weeks challenge below



ABC Challenge D = Decoupage

Here's my entry for ABC Challenge this week. Check out the details..



Clutter sheet decoupage
Mirricard, pearlescent card, white card, ribbon, acetate, greeting, and gems from stash.


More blog Candy Janette


One of my SBS SISTERS Janette is giving candy to celelbrate her blogs 1st Birthday

Check out the candy and great blog here


Good luck all


Monday, 21 July 2008


This has brightened my day, Debbie whose fab blog and beautiful cards is below
awarded me this THANK YOU :0)


We both share a love of card making as a way of relaxing and blogs as a means of escape and chatting to like minded people.

The rules of this award,
1. Only 5 people allowed.
2. 4 have to be dedicated followers of your blog
3. one has to be someone new or recently new to your blog and live in another part of the world.
4. you must link back to whoever gave you the award.quite simple really it is a way of saying thankyou to those who take time out for wonderful comments to boost your day.

I have 20 SBS so will have to ponder as they are all so talented.... and I also have blogs I regularly stalk...not all are listed...
so please bear with me while I chose my nominees

I re read this and chose people who regularly post to me and that was hard too but my 5 are Greta, Chris Rollins, Cynthia, Phree and Freebird


Sunday, 20 July 2008

Sarah Kay Challenge 3 AND Friday Sketchers Challenge 11

This is for 2 weekly challenges the Sara kay weekly challenge - create a non square card/object check details here


AND Friday Sketch challenge


Both have great DT work and prizes

Sarah Kay stamp
Derwent water colour pencils
I Kan Dee glimmer chalks
Brenda Pinnick papers



This is a decoupage oriental sheet and th echarm is a chinese coin attached with a brad TFL

Kanban base embossed green card
Decoupage sheet
Imitation Chinese coin
Peel offs


Thursday, 17 July 2008

Rinbow Lady's Challenge 22 - Monotone Rainbow Colours - Orange

This weeks great challenge is here


Another personal challenge..... I read Cynthia's theme and thought rainbows, shades etc could I create what I had in mind NOPE.

I tried bleaching, mist spraying red and yellow drawing inks - another poor result, and although it's not as I really wanted I feel I can at least pop this on the blog IYKWIM

I really wasn't too sure which way to shoot and display my ATC ... sorry if you've got sore necks ....

Glossy ATC
Tim Holtz marmalade distress ink pad
Color box cats eyes orange and amber ink pads (one end, the darkest of ATC)
versamark onyx black ink pad and clear detail embossing powder
Stamp - Rubber Stamp of America


Marlenes Blog Candy /, Funky Fairy Inspirational Blog Candy


Marlene has some blog candy check out here


Check out this very special candy.....




Wednesday, 16 July 2008

A Spoon Full Of Sugar Challenge 8 and Stamp With Sarah Kay Challenge 3

This week Sarah Kay and High Hopes rubber stamped images can enter A Spoon Full of Sugars Challenges Check out the Prize and competition details here


This week at Stamp with Sarah Kay is a sketch to follow.. here's the challenge site


Sarah Kay stamp
Watercolor pencils
I Kan dee glimmer chalks
Woodware flower punch
Card, ribbon, Pearl gems,peel off papers from stash



Tuesday, 15 July 2008

TILDA SUNDAY CHALLENGE 28 Distressed Tilda AND Dutch Dare Challenge 5

This weeks Challenge for Tilda can be found here


Dutch Dare this week is to use only 1 piece of patterned paper to create your card and can be found here


This card took me out of my comfort Zone..... but I'm pleased I continued!! Inking over the Laura Ashley paper and then tearing the paper into strips I felt uncomfortable LOL


Magnolia Tilda Stamp
Flourishes 2 stamps Autumn Leaves
Tim Holts Distress Inks -old paper,died marigold, antique linen
Color box brown ink pad
Lara Ashley traditional papers Dovecraft
Flowers, brads,pearls,orange card, copier paper and greeting from stash!!


Sunday, 13 July 2008

Rinbow Lady's Card Challenge 21 - Oriental

Check out Rainbow Lady's weekly challenges here


I enjoyed making this card

Judkins Kimono stamp, Stampendeous Cherry blossom stamp (background direct to card)
Versamark onyx and color box cats eye ink pads and clear embossing powder
Twinkling H2o's
Coin embellishment
Black sparkly and white card stock


Greta has kindly given me an award......... THANK YOU GRETA

Check out Gretas blog here
http://gretas-garden.blogspot.com/ or see my blogs I stalk list!!

The rules -
1.The winner can put the logo on their blog.
2.Link the person you received your award from.
3.Nominate at least 7 other blogs.
4.Put links of those blogs on yours.
5.Leave a message on the blogs you've nominated.

I have chosen

Sam, Nikki, Leone, Anesha, Ann, Fiona, Jackie, Jaqueline,Phree,Rachel, Tessa,Jenny and Jodi


Fran's Blog Candy, H and S blog candy, Maria's Blog Candy, Andreas Magnolia blog candy

Maya has some lovely blog candy here, check it and her great blog out!!


Maiia has some great candy on hergreat blog here


Andrea has agreat blog candy give away here *if you're into Tilda you'll recognise her work - great..)


Fran who also creates fantastic Tilda cards again once on her blog you'll recognise her work also has blog candy on offer here'e the link



Saturday, 12 July 2008


This weeks challenge was to create more than a card. With a terrific prize draw - check it out here


I needed to make Thank you cards, and give gifts for my youngest sons Teacher and T.Assistants. So decided to use magnolia stamps for the purpose ....

I created 4 cards, 4 Gift tags, 1 Gift box and decorated some brown parcel wrap (recycled) with images used to create the card. The complete collection...

A closer view of the cards,tags and gift tags..

A close up of a card to show the layered effects

A more detailed photo of the wrapping paper

Magnolia Edwin on pencil and book rubber stamps
Funky Fairy's Pinkie Pops download papers (including box)
Watercolour pencils
Versamark onyx, color box eye ink pads
Glittered pre scored card stock.
Sissix thick cut daisy # 2
Flower and tag punches
Adhesives, waterbrush, foam pads, brown parcel wrap, stickles, thank you message made on pc.

Wednesday, 9 July 2008

Funky Fairy Challenge 28

I was Lucky enough to win a previous draw and I have created this card from my chosen download, PINKIE POPS (If you haven't already, please check them out, the quality is superb!!)
The prize is a fab Sarah Kay stamp and this challenge is open for 2 weeks!

Pinkie Pops download papers
Sissix flower daisy #2
Teddy stamp - I think Stampendous?
Water colour pencils
Peel offs, Cream card, adhesives!!


Monday, 7 July 2008

Inch By Inch -Challenge 11 Keys and Theme Thursday Love, Romance and Weddings

This weeks Inch by inch theme is keys whilst Theme Thursday is love, romance and wedding,is key I've titled my inchie
Key To My Heart

Determined to be more organised this week lol

Love inchies as they help rekindle the old MOJO! Check out the challenges here


White card
Distress Ink -Antique linen
Foam heart
Stamp - key by Mary Hughes
Gold ink pen


Sunday, 6 July 2008

Cute Card Thursday - Challenge 17 The Great Outdoors and Caardvarks Challenge On The Farm

This was created by using the ATC card I made for the ABC Challenge!! Looks so different!
Cute Card Thursdays Challenge is here - check out the great prize


The Caardvarks Challenge is here


Magnolia Tilda sheep stamp
Hero Arts sun stamp from Summer collection
Blue,Green and white card stock
Papers - Papercraft 4 you
Liquid Applique white - clouds and sheep tail
Gems from stash
Border punch and embosser
Black Stickles
Sakura pens


ABC Challenge 1 A = Animal

This ATC is for a new weekly challenge ABC check it out here and the great prize too


Magnolia Tilda sheep stamp
Hero Arts sun stamp from Summer collection
Blue and white card stock
Liquid Applique white - clouds and sheep tail
Black Stickles
Sakura pink pen


Saturday, 5 July 2008

Inchie Thank You Tanda Stamp Challenge 10

A little later than usual .... been thinking lol!!

Great Prize hence challenge title!!

Check it out the prize here http://tandastamps.com/

Check out the challenge here http://inchybyinch.blogspot.com/

Blue pearlescent card (off cut from another project)
Color box inks
Stampendous Crystal embossing powder ( second coat of clear powder )
Hero arts Swirl quatros (1 of).
Computer message - chalked

Thursday, 3 July 2008

Rinbow Lady's Card Challenge 20 - Your Favorite Flower

This week Cynthia has a Guest Designer, Tiina from Finland who has a great blog and has designed a great card ....

I have 2 favorite flowers Orcids and Sunflowers so
Here's the orchid card I made using a pre- made orchid, Gold mirricard, woodware corner punch and feathers!

Appropriate as we're both SBS 20 Sistahs!!

Since I'm a new member of SBS I thought it appropriat to do some stamping so the Sunflower card is stamped!! lol
The stamp is hero arts, color box chalk inks for the flowers, glitter, peel offs added. The space in the top right is for a message/greeting!

Here's the link to the challenge ...


Thank Cynthia I enjoyed the challenge!!


Wednesday, 2 July 2008


I have been tagged by Greta - her great blog can be found here

As per destructions here's my info

What I was doing 10 years ago

Blimey hard remembering 10 mins. ago.....

On maternity leave (Nurse), following birth of Simon (4th June)- on our kitchen floor, no not part of the old birthing plan but luckily I knew one of my emergency attending Midwives and managed to wait for DH to return having taken eldest 2 to my good mates home!!

5 things on my today's to do list

1 Visit the Post Office
2 Get the food shopping.... starving kids aren't happy and I don't like my kids being miserable lol
3 Washing
4 Create a card for Cynthia's challenge!!
5 Create a card for a card swap (now overdue)

Snacks I enjoy

Chipsticks, chocolate.....chocolate!

Things I would do if I was MILLIONARE

Make sure the kids each had a home of their own, move so each child has their own room and a kid space room and I can have a craft room!!
Give some to youngest sons school - holiday if any left lol

Places I have lived

Only 3 counties!!
Isle Of Wight

People I will now Tag the first 5 alphabetically in the SBS 20 who haven't been tagged within the last month - Aesha, Fiona, Jacquline, Janette and Jodi
Check out their ace blogs - listed on my sidebar!!

TAG Questions -
What were you doing 10 years ago
List 5 things on your to do today list
Snacks I enjoy
What I would do if I was a millionare
Places I have lived

TAG Rules

"Rules" of the game are
Each person answers the questions about themselves
At the end of the post the player tags 5-6 people and posts their names, then goes to their blogs leaving tham a comment and letting them know they've been tagged and asking tham to read your blog.
Let the person who tagged you know when you've posted your answers.

Thanks for looking!!

Tuesday, 1 July 2008



I've been selected for a free download over at Funky Fairys Challenge Blog YIPEE!!

Now I'm not good at decision making, so I will spend an age pondering all the delicious downloads they create!!