Category Archives: Zoomz

More Toodles and Binks Blog Candy

to celebrate their new blog, which has moved over to:

All you need to do is to post on your blog, and then fill in the Mr Linky Widget of the T&B blog with the permalink to that post, and then leave a comment about your most recent craft purchase – simple.

they are giving away an Adam (RRP-007), Zoomz and one of the lovely new Stampendous Thin stamp storage files.

So hop over to the blog and take part, even if you are not successful it will mean that you’ll be entered into the “I want it all” draw on 31st December where you stand the chance of winning the whole of the T&B range issued by that date – you have to be in it to win it as the saying goes!

I have just moved all but one of the T&B stamps into one of Stampendous Thin units this morning, and I will still have room for some more small things in there.  T&B have a video demonstration of the blog of this product, and it is fabbilicious.

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Zoomz got a mention in Craft Stamper this month

which has had a fabulous new make-over. I only briefly looked, as I am hoarding some crafting mags (going to prop myself up on pillows, drink wine and read ’em all). I believe there are some Zoomz on “give away” in there too, so grab a copy.

As an additional incentive, the mag has a sweet little acrylic strawberry stamp on the front (which will come in very handy), and what looked like a couple of nice projects using it inside – fingers crossed their give-away stamps will continue to be that nice.

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Special Edition Zoomz landed at the Galaxy

although, as usual, they are in very limited quantities.  There is also a new Special Edition colour, Sepia.

We’ve also added some Dropz to our range, which are lovely seed beeds, perfect for all kinds of projects.

Check ’em out here.

We ship internationally, order as usual and we’ll send you a paypal invoice for the difference in UK and International shipping costs before despatch.


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Filed under At the Galaxy, Dropz, Retail Therapy, Zoomz

Cute Card Thursday (8) Garden and (9) Gems combined

 I’d started doing Cute Card Thursday last week, which had a Garden theme, and didn’t have time to finish it, so I combined the gems (or in this case Mink Special Edition Zoomz) on to the card to cover both challenges.

Acutally, it works quite well, because The Galaxy put up some Zoomz as prizes on the Challenge this week, so it’s quite appropriate to include Zoomz on my card – not hard though, as I use them all the time anyway.



Pretty straight forward card really, cut out the innter circle from white cardstock, stamped on the summer tree image from the set and coloured in with COPICS.  Matted on pink, then green, then brown cardstock.

Stamped french manuscript on pink cardstock twice (one below the other), the cut out and inked on Chocolate Chip ink.  Put on a larger than I would normally use matt, and then used then produced ticket corners.  Tied round some brown organza ribbon, and a tiny scrap of cream silk ribbon. ** Zindorf’s inspiring me so much at the moment, and the sponged on Chocolate Chip ink was a homage to her, also I saw a fabbie card on Deb‘s blog, and this gave me the idea for using the script stamp (I think the original card came from Heather).

The floral pattern paper was cut to size, and edged with Old Olive ink, then placed on the lefthand side, added the manuscript section over the top, and the circle image over this positioned slightly to the top right.

Zoomz placed at bottom left, and more coffee organza round spine.

I will place an insert inside with a stamped image, and decorate the envie as usual, and also I stamp an old Handstamped image on the back of the card (it’s an old SU set that I bought from Caz).


In our house, these pesky Sylvanian’s get everywhere (as you can see from the pic).  Lydia’s just taken delivery of the Wedding Chapel, thus the bridge and groom are out for a photographic opportunity before getting hitched!

Thank to Guy I got a better picture of the card than my first attempt, apparently (and as he’s just proved) it’s not the camera, but me.  I think I really do need to invest in a light tent, as I can’t phaff around taking things outside to photograph.

Hopefully, when I get a studio outside, then I can have a light tent permanently set up.



Filed under Anna Griffin, Card, Challenge, COPIC, Creative Imaginations, Cute Card Thursday, Gems, Markers and Colouring, Nestabilities, Palette Ink, Prism, Ribbon, Stamp Oasis, Stampin' Up (SU), Uncategorized, Zoomz

Here’s the picture from last night’s post

I look forward to hearing what you have to say about it.

I do think that I will probably do another one like it, but using brown or pink rather than the black.

I’m really tired tonight, and think that possibly I might slope off to bed shortly with some colouring, a hot water bottle and my snuggly bed jacket – is old creeping up on me do ya think?

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Filed under All me me me, Angel Kisses, Basic Grey, COPIC, Flowers, Magnolia, Markers and Colouring, Nestabilities, Palette Ink, Zoomz

Cute Card Thursday – Challenge 5 – Wings

recently I discovered a great new challenge blog, and this is my first ever entry for it.

It had to be as the name suggests, cute, and Challenge 5 was something with wings……had to be a Magnolia of course.  An oversized tag to be precise.  It’ll probably form part of my Godaughter’s birthday card next month.


I have to admit recently to being a bit petulant about Magnolia’s (every one who’s a regular reader knows I love ’em) and haven’t bought any since November last year.

The only problem with my petulant attitude is that I am the only one that it’s hurting.  Especially as I got a look at the new troll ones in real life last week when I went to see Caz……… I decided that enough is most certainly enough and I have to forgive and forget that they lost Guy’s Christmas order, never apologised when we eventually got to speak to somebody in person, and never offered to fill the order even when we faxed them a copy ……….. that just the way it is, everybody deserves more than once chance, take a deep breath and be a big girl (I got loads of other lovely stuff for Christmas right!) – then I can stop missing out all the new lovely yummy stuff they’ve released.

Now I’ve got that off my chest I feel much better.



Filed under Basic Grey, Challenge, COPIC, Cute Card Thursday, Magnolia, Prism, Stampin' Up (SU), Stamping, Tag, Versamagic Dewdrop, Zoomz

Anna Griffin Pattern Paper & Stamp

Ohhhh, I likey the new WordPress add an image changes, much better.

Just a really quick card from last night, I thought I’d break myself in gently.

Ages and ages ago I bought an Anna Griffin box set from Creat & Craft TV (and as with a lot of stuff never used it).

I found it again last night as I was going through the stuff to be put back into the new kitchen, and right on the top of the box was this loevely pattern paper.

Card blank, pattern paper and ribbon and butterfly and frame stamp from the AG box, with the addition of Prima Daisy Crazy “Jasime”, PM red jewel brad, a portion of a Cricut swirl, Sakura pens, green Stickles and Rudolph’s Nose Zoomz.



Filed under Anna Griffin, Card, Cricut, Flowers, Markers and Colouring, Papermania, Prima, Sakura, Stamping, Zoomz

Sorry, all my stuff’s a bit “10” based at the mo

Monkey Around

inside Monkey Card

as Toodles (Lydia) will be 10 on Saturday.  Actually, it’s my MIL’s birthday on the same day, so I will also need to pull out my finger and get on with her cards tomorrow.

Any a BIG, BIG thank you to Han – power to the sisterhood – for the wonderful image used on this card – I have a feeling that it’s a Stampendous one (I know Caz has it), so hopefully Han or Caz can confirm that.


  • Cream gatefold cardblank (PM)
  • Pattern Paper by English Paper Company Fun and Games (circus inside card, spotty on outside, red used on image mat)
  • Brown cardstock (Bazzill)
  • Stamp:  Monkies with Heart Ballon (Stampendous) & “A BIG thank you” (Stamping Bella)
  • Scrap diamond ribbon
  • AI Crystal Glitter
  • Quickie Glue Pen (Sakura)
  • Concave Punch (Creative Imaginations)
  • BG Notch ‘n Die tool
  • COPICS:  E31 (Brick Beige), B26 (Cobalt Blue), B24 (Sky)
  • Sakura Mettlic Gelly Roll in Blue
  • Rub ons (Making Memories)

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Magnolia Challenge Number 2


This week’s challenge was do something including a number – perfect for me, as I can then get a head start on Toodles birthday cards for later in the month.


  • Lilac cardblank (Papermania)
  • Cricut Machine
  • Base Camp Cricut Cartridge
  • Scrap of dark plum and green cardstock
  • SU Whispers White Cardstock
  • Palette Noir Ink
  • Stamp:  Bud Basics (SU), Tilda with Roses (Magnolia)
  • COPICS:  Olive (G99), Blush (R20), E0 (Sking White), BV00 (Mauve Shadow), G21 (Lime Green), YG03 (Yellow Green), YG67 (Moss), YR24 (Pale Sepia), YR14 (Caramel), Y38 (Honey), Y21 (Buttercup Yellow), C1 (Cool Gray 1), 0 (Blender)
  • Sakura gelly roll/metallic in orange, green and purple
  • Prima flowers
  • Zoomz in Ginko

Sorry, it’s not the best scan in the world.

I think it’s lacking some ribbon, but if I add ribbon it makes it quite bulky to scan, I will do this in a mo.


Filed under COPIC, Magnolia, Magnolia Inspiration Challenges, Markers and Colouring, Palette Ink, Stampin' Up (SU), Zoomz

Walk in My Garden Card


I don’t get to indulge in the use of my Cricut very often, but decided to have a play with the Walk in the Garden cartridge to make a 60th card for the Parental Control’s friend, Jayne.

Supplies used:-

It was so super easy to do, just cout out the individual flowers, and the 3 flower border, then stamped them with versamark and embossed with the Galactic Gold EP, or stamped with the SU dye ink.

Then layers them over the ribbon.

Just placed some Zoomz in the centres of the border flowers, and tied a bow of ribbon through the button.

I’ve tied lace down the side, and will attach a 60 tag to this later on.

Note:  the swirls to the left hand side of the larger flower, were the centre bits left over from cutting out some leaves (they make a great alternative if you don’t have a swirl).  I must get a cartridge with a swirl, so anybody got any suggestions which one I should get?

Super easy, super quick (probably 20 minutes including cutting out), and I’m quite pleased with it.

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I’ve been very busy at the Kingdom of Blah, and felt a bit tired and emotional when I got home, but soon cheered up after a piece of two of toast, and the cheerful news that it seems the adored (Funny & Gorgeous) Jon will be carrying on the Sunday show.  Russell Howard might even be staying (at least for a few weeks).  Yay, my Sunday remains intact!


Filed under Cricut, Flowers, Heat Embossing, Jon Richardson - Funny, gorgeous and extraordinary, SG-me, Stamp Oasis, Stampin' Up (SU), Tim Holtz Stamps, Walk in My Garden, Zoomz