Sunday, 20 October 2013

OSAAT Challenge Time

Its Sunday, so that means only 1 thing .... OSAAT. Well maybe a roast dinner too lol ;O)

I have finally made the time to, join back in with the team and make cards again... Its been far far too long. For my .... comeback I got to use a gorgeous image/ paper pack by the stuntastic  Coosty Creations  and I used her brilliant Steampunk Ship Digital stamp and Paper Pack  Its such a great image especially for men. Which as we all know is one of the hardest cards to make ;O)

Heres my creation

I have used ric rac ribbon and hessian on my card along with 2 papers from the kit. Not forgetting the stunning image which I have coloured with my Pro Markers and a gold signo pen ;O)

Pop over to the challenge blog and join us in our Anything Goes Challenge.
The prize this week is all the images that our DT  girls used in challenge #184. So a fabtastic prize worth well over $20

Choccy xxx

Saturday, 19 October 2013

Saturday Demo Day

Now I must write a note to myself .... When doing a demonstration day at work. Put my camera into my craft bag !! I can not believe I forgot it .... again :O(

Ahhh well I suppose I can tell you about my makes and then update my blog with a photo when I go back into work on Monday ;O) Now theres an idea :O)

Today I made a Christmas Stocking bunting :O)  Using a template from the Creativity magazine think it was the September issue.. I made one for each staff member in Christmassy colours.. Then I added everyones names using a new Fabric Metallic letter stickers. They are soooo cool. For only £1 , I will buy some more.
I also continued to make some more of the Twelve Days of Christmas card set that I started on the last demo day.. So that's 8 out of the 12 made so far :O)  They will be finished on the next demo day.. Then the store will have 12 cards to give out to our sister stores. ;O) So that's a helpful demo make by me.
Lots of crafty questions were asked and answered. Overall a lovely day :O)

I promise I will update with a picture of the cool bunting :O)

Choccy xxx

Tuesday, 15 October 2013

Team B Just Inspirational

Well its time for Team B to shine this week at Just Inspirational .... So that's me :O)

This week we are sponsored by the of course fantastic StitchyBear Digi Outlet

With a fabby prize of yummy digi images :O)

This week we had a great image to use as inspiration.. Here it is
Then heres my card using an image by one of their many digi image creators.
I used only 2 brads ... not a whole heap like the image ;O) But, picked up on the red and the blue brads .. I used glossy accents on the skateboard and his trainers. The image was coloured with my Promarkers.
Why not pop over to the Just Inspirational challenge blog and join in the fun ?
Hugs Choccy xxx

Sunday, 6 October 2013

Not a card today

There isn't a card on my blog today. Just a little poem that was shared with me today at my Grandfathers nursing home....
The words are so touching, they never fail to bring a tear or ten to my eye..
My granddad is such a super star. Hes fighting myloema ( blood cancer) , his kidneys are struggling and now he has Alzheimers...  Seeing him struggle is so heart wrenching.. To think just a few months ago he was living in his own home, doing everything for himself and driving still :O)

So my post for today is one for my Grandad.. Who I love with all my heart xx

Do not ask me to remember
Don't try to make me understand.
Let me rest and know you're with me,
Kiss my cheek and hold my hand.

I'm confused beyond your concept,...
I'm sad and sick and lost.
All I know is that I need you,
To be with me at all cost

Do not lose your patience with me,
Do not scold me or curse or cry.
I can't help the way i'm acting,
I can't be different though I try.

Just remember that I need you,
that the best of me is gone.
Please don't fail to stand beside me,
love me till my life is gone

Sunday, 22 September 2013

New challenge. New Design Teamies and a new start

Theres a brand new challenge over at OSAAT. One Stitch At a Time.
Its Everyones favourite !!!! 

'Anything Goes '

We also have lots of new Design Team Girls that have joined us too... Well they have been announced but at going to be joining in the fun for challenge #186..

I am off today so I shall be making a few samples up for my first ever card making ( Stamp a stash )  event.. There will be more about the event on here soon.... I need to finalise all the details. Then I am hoping that some of my local crafty friends or crafty want to have a try friends will come and join in..

Right off to the craft cave ......

Thursday, 19 September 2013

A wave from me

Well its been a long while !!!
Where has she been you may be asking ? LOL ..

Wellll Choccy has been suuuuper busy working :O(  Now luckily I do love both my jobs But I also love sofa days where I can just relax.. That's what I have done today :O) 
My Grandad has been poorly and now hes in a nursing home :O(
The boys have been off school , for 6 weeks.
I have been doing demo work at the shop that I work at too. The interest in them has grown so much since I took over that we are now having monthly card making demos :O) The last one that I did was the busiest ever !! They are such great fun and I meet such lovely people. Both regulars and new visitors..  Hopefully I teach them new techniques and share little secrets with them ... They keep coming back so they must be enjoyable ;O)
Today is my first day off in 23 days and apart from sending out images to the DT... Working on setting the new DT into challenge teams ..
I've been planning a super duper Stamping Up Event.. My first ever !! A card making event... Oooh super excited. But I have huge butterflies trying to escape from my churning stomache ..
Venue ... sorted
Date ..... sorted
Make and takes ... sorted
Now to order all the items we need to order then order them ;O)
Then most importantly .... advertise advertise  advertise

Hopefully work will sort itself out now, with the holiday season over. The boys have gone back to school and college, well 6th form.
I must start creating again for both the design teams that I am on.

So I will be back with my regular postings again

Hugs to you all :O)
Choccy xx

Tuesday, 6 August 2013

Just inspirational

It's time for another fantastic challenge over at Just Inspirational challenges.
As always we have an inspirational picture to inspire you.
For this challenge we are sponsored by bugaboo. Who have a prize of 7 images,winners choice.

For my card I took the summer theme and the colours for inspiration.
Here's my creation.

Please visit the challenge blog to share your creations,with us.

Choccy xxx

Tuesday, 23 July 2013

Another fantastic challenge.

Over at just inspirational challenges. It's time for team B to come and show you our goodies ;0)
So that me :0) 

This week at Just Inspirational Challenges. It's time for the team to be sponsored by Penny blossoms turn to sponsor us. With a fabby $15 to spend at their yummy store. 
Here's my creation for this weeks challenge.

Stop by our challenge blog to see our inspirational picture and enter your own creation..
With a new challenge starting every Tuesday... There's always something to inspire you 


Tuesday, 9 July 2013

Just Inspirational

A new challenge started this morning... But my internet hasn't been playing ball for the last 2 days   :O(  So heres my card... better late than never ;O)

The inspirational photo

The sponsor for this challenge is
Little Blue Button     

Heres my card :
and a few close ups
As you can see the card is for a birthday in September ;O)  No more shall be wrote about this... incase the owner to be pops onto my blog LOL
Pop on over to Just Inspirational challenges and join in the fun.
Choccy xxx

Tuesday, 25 June 2013

Just Inspirational . Team B

Well its time for another challenge over at Just Inspirational challenges..

Heres your picture this week
Now I feel this image screams Steampunk
But Steampunk and Choccy don't really mix ;O)
Anyway we have a great sponsor to work with ... Its the fabby Delicious Doodles.
Being a OSAAT girl too. I am honoured to work with these images quite often so picked leather and lace.
To see the exact prize please read our main challenge blog.
Onto my card

I coloured the image with Promarkers and then used a gold uniball pen to add abit of gold to it. The image was mounted up onto a brown dotty piece of card. I wanted to give the effect of the rivets.
That was all mounted onto a piece of Cronology paper. After adding some natural twine/ribbon.
To finish my card I added a few brown dots in the corners, just for the added colour.

Heres a close up
So that's it from me today. Please stop by my teamies blogs and leave them a little love too.
Then share your creation with us at Just Inspirational.
Hugs xx

Tuesday, 11 June 2013

Just Inspirational.. Team B

How exciting my first proper Just Inspirational challenges post in quite a while :O) Yes we are back .... just incase you missed our blog hop.

Each week the teams take it in turn to inspire you with super exciting inspirational pictures and great sponsors.

This week its Team B's turn...

The sponsor for this challenge is Dr Digi
They are offering 1 digi as a prize.
Your inspirational picture is
For my creation. I took the colours to make my creation. I also used the words. In making a Fathers Day card I used the word. Daddy ;O)
Heres the easle card that I created
A close up of the image
Don't forget to visit the challenge blog and leave a little love for my fabby teamies.

Friday, 31 May 2013

Stampin Up retirement details

Now some of my followers know that I have recently started out as a Stampin Up Demonstrator

Well its a very exciting time there now.
Theres a huuuge retirement list available which you can browse then click through to my Stampin Up order page and order 24 hours a day.

Click here to go to my official Stampin Up page

To view the official lists please go

Here : for stamps

Here : For other items

Please remember these items are available on a first come first served basis.
When they are gone .............They are gone !

You can order from my page and have the items sent to you directly..

Choccy xx

Tuesday, 28 May 2013

Just Inspirational Hop

Welcome to Just Inspirational Challenges reopening Blog Hop!!

There are lots of prizes along the way from some very generous sponsors!!

We thought we would do this hop a little different from most.  We thought we would give you the option to choose what you win.

Below are the prizes offered by the very generous sponsors a list is underneath for who you visit to win that prize ;O)
                            From The Stamping Chef  $10 Gift Certificate 
                                                  Trish the Dish
From Sassy Studios - 4 Digis
From Bugaboo - 7 digital stamps
From Dr Digi - 1 Free Digi
From Simply B Stamps - $10 gift cerftificate
And from Stitchy Bear's Digi Outlet store - $9 gift certificate
Here's our blog hop picture to give you inspiration
Here's my card for the hop made with a Bugaboo image
I took the colours from the image and used those to colour and create my card. Using shades of blue from the sky. Red,yellow and orange from the flowers.
When you have completed your mini hop, remember you can enter as many as you like. Don't forget these little rules:
All you need to do is: 
  • Spread the word about our Hop by sharing our Blog Hop badge
  • If you leave a comment on all the DT members blogs for the particular sponsors you want to win, you will gain another entry 
  • Add your name to the linky below for a 3rd entry

You should finish here.  When you get to the end, don't forget to link up with Mr linky.

Heres hoping you have lots of fun

Sunday, 26 May 2013

OSAAT Yard sale

We all like a yard sale right ?

Well over at StitchyBear Digi outlet theres a fabtastic sale with 35 % off  everything !!

Plus, if you spend $3 you get a free image too ...
The yard sale is on until Friday 31st May ..... So get your bargains whilst you can.

Then why not pop over to the challenge blog and join in our StitchyBear ONLY  challenge ? There's some fantastic prizes on offer..

Hope to see you there

Tuesday, 14 May 2013

Just inspirational challenges ... The return

Well some of you may of noticed that I have a shiny new DT badge on my blog..  I haven't joined another . But one I was a member on before has re launched. So of course I took my badge out of retirement and gave it a shine :0)
There will be a blog hop to launch its return .

I will pop the blog hop logo here

Sunday, 14 April 2013

OSAAT Challenge 159

Well after a total rubbish week, the sun is out.... It always amazes me how abit of sunshine makes everything seem abit better.  I feel as if i have learnt so much this past week,. Things still surprise me, I still get flustrated and i have such lovely friends and family... Thankyou to each and everyone of them that reminded me i was loved this week.... I really am blessed to have such support around me..

Onto my card this week.... Its a gooorgeous image by the very talented BeebeeKakes...
I tried to keep my card super simple this week.. The paper was super busy and i didn't want to take anything away from the scrummy image.

and a close up

The theme this week is BRIGHT....  Pop over to the newly decorated challenge blog and read details how to get your super free image ;O)

Choccy xxxxx

Sunday, 7 April 2013

One Stitch At A Time

Ooooh its been a long time since i've managed to blog... I promise i will try to join in with my teamies more....  Ive been a busy Choccy.. Setting myself up as a Stampin up demonstrator :O) and working more and more..

Anyway onto my post for today... Today i have used the gorgeous image 'Poodles' by our very own StitchyBear.... The image was chosen by my sweetheart of a teamie, Mandy.. Sorry ive abandoned you and left you to hold the teamie fort sweetie xx

Here is 'Poodles' All dressed up ready for summer... Now if the weather could just catch on that we are all here waiting for sunshine ;O)

Hope you stop by the challenge blog and join in the fun..
Big hugs

Sunday, 17 March 2013

OSAAT challenge #155

Well theres no card from me today .Its been another one of those weeks.... but i have 2 days off this week. So i am going to spend at least one of those days crafting.... Its going to be my birthday too :O) How exciting to have my birthday the same week as StitchyBear store. ( I am a little older than 3 though hehe)  So appologies for my no makes.... I will be back ontop of things real soon. I will be back to share my birthday makes too :O) xx

The challenge at One Stitch At A Time this week is a super funtastic one to celebrate StitchyBear Digital Stores 3rd Birthday...

We have given you the choice of 2 themes:
1. All white
2. No Design papers.

Our tallented DT  girls have made examples using both themes. So theres lots to inspire you at the challenge blog.

Dont forget that the store has a whacking 33% off all procucts until 22nd March.

Happy Birthday to StitchyBear Digital Stamps.....

Choccy xxxx

Friday, 15 March 2013

Happy Birthday

Today is StitchyBear Digital Stores 3rd Birthday

So to celebrate we are having balloons, cakes and a great big SALE....

Why not join us

Between now and March 22nd you get an amazing 33 % off all products in our store

Happy Birthday StitchyBear Digital Stamps ..
Heres to the next 3 years

Sunday, 3 March 2013

OSAAT Challenge #153

This week at One Stitch at a time. We have a fabtastic challenge for you...

Its 'Green'   So that could be the colour Green or you can go green .. by using something and recycling it..

I dont have a project to share with you this week :O(  But i will be back soon :O)  Stop by the challenge blog to see all the gorgeous green creations that the DT have made to inspire you..

Its been a busy time at OSAAT, our Digital store has been having a spring clean. We aren't ready to reveal the full image yet.......


Heres a sneak peep
Looks like its going to be a fun new image....
Dont you agree ?

Sunday, 17 February 2013

OSAAT challenge #151 Girly

Well i have been such a busy Choccy.. What with demo days, Starting my new Stampin Up business, work and choosing the new DT  girls that ive sadly not had time to post on my blog.... Its on my to do list  but unfortunately by the time i sit down in an evening i dont have the energy to create... My work hours are now finally sorted so no more silly overtime for me :O) 
You should all be seeing much more of me here..

For todays challenge at One Stitch At A Time. I thought it was time we got our girly going.... So thats todays challenge ... 'make it girly'.

For todays creation i got to play with an image from Beary Dust called 'Fairy Dreams' she is simply adorable and perfect i thought for a girly card.

To make my card i coloured the image using promarkers then added stickles to her wings. Fairy wings are sparkly right ?  She has liquid pearls in her hair and of course her hair is a beautiful shade of purple :O)

On the 8x8 elegant tent card ( available from the shop i work at ) I used Tim Holtz picked rasberry and peacock feathers and did abit of swishing ;O) I am going to add abit of thin white lace through the holes around the edges.. But in true Choccy fashion.... i havent done that bit yet....  I will update my post later today.. time permitting

Hugs Choccy xxxx

Sunday, 20 January 2013

OSAAT challenge #147 Love

Love is in the air :O)

Well it is at One Stitch At A Time

Our challenge this week is to create somewith with a love theme. So valentines card or anything '''love''

To make my card this week i used an image by Teri at Delicious Doodles called 'lovers'.. Such a great image to make a simple card.. Thats what i needed today .... a nice simple card ;O) 
Ive been creating for another big craft demo day that i did yesterday. So its been a little busy here as you can imagine...

Onto my creation
Isnt the image just perfect for so many things ? I love it !!

Choccy xx

Sunday, 6 January 2013

OSAAT challenge #145

And Blog Hop winner

The winner from my comments section was Rose :O)
Rose will soon have 'Oona Owl' by Hope Jacare to play with..
Congratulations Rose and Thank you everyone for the comments you leave me each week ... These do inspire me to carry on creating xxx

For the next challenge at OSAAT we are starting the NEW year with a 'New' challenge. So get your new Christmas stash items out.. Or make a card that can be used for new ... new baby.. new home ... new year (birthday) You get the idea..  ;O)

For this challenge i used Hope Jacare again ;O) This time its the most gorgeous Owl on a swirly branch :O)   Now how perfect is this image for ANY  birthday ?

I used a lemon card blank then used some of the new Papermania Spots and stripes range, the papers, ribbon and cardboard buttons. All these have just arrived at my day job :O) I work at a Stationers that has do crafts craft items ... :O) Yes its a hard job but someone has to do it ;O)
The image was a dream to colour and i must say i will deffinately be using this image again to create my personal birthday cards.. pink owl for a girl and blues for a boy ;O)
Thanks for stopping by and dont forget to share your 'new' creations with us over at One Stitch At A Time.
Hugs and Happy 2013 to all
Choccy xxx