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Monday, 22 December 2008

a few cards for you to see









above are a few of my new cards, various types, ive not had much time on my hands for crafting of late and we are decorating at the moment so all the clothes and furniture etc have gone in craft room so cant even get in there now lol, will get back into it after christmas hopefully, then when new baby arives not sure how i will fit everything in lol.

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cute card thursday challenge


Here is my random design card for this weeks challenge, i used a penny black stamp for this as i love them, and all other stamps to think of it lol, and some organza ribbon to jazz it up, the paper was out of a special paper pack i bought from the works,Photobucket

Tuesday, 16 December 2008

MEN (gggrrrrrr)

well to start things of those pictures i wanted to show you all of the new christmas cards i'd made (and was rather proud of) have gone forever (boo hoo) as my hubby didn't actually save them as he had been sure he'd done, and now i have made some new creations to upload that i have saved to my own pc he has lost the cable so no pictures yet im afraid grrrr, i will upload when it comes to light.

i will be around looking at blogs and making the odd card but as its christmas i wont be online regular as we are sooo busy, were also decorating our bedroom (i know what a time to do this)

im also getting quite tired these days with the pregnancy but all is well so shouldn't complain,
so anyway to finish my ramblings i want to wish all my blog visitors a very merry christmas, have a great day with family/friends etc, and i will see you all very soon
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Monday, 1 December 2008

blog candy

whilst i was on the trimcraft forum looking for blogs to visit i came across this blog candy that is on offer on judes blog http://crafts-international.blogspot.com/ the closing date is 10th december so still time to go an visit, she is celebrating getting 3000 hits, well done jude.Photobucket

Sunday, 30 November 2008

my little boys crafting at pre-school


Isnt this just the cutest thing you ever seen? my little boy who isnt quite 3 yet came home from pre-school with this piece of art, i was quite surprised as

its really good for his age i actually checked to see if it was his but it was, he was soo pleased with himself too. it thought id put it on here as i would consider it crafting lol. what do you think? do i have a budding crafter on my hands?Photobucket

new baby card



this is a card i made for a member of the family, i used the jollynation new mum decoupage sheet, i think its really nice, and my dovecraft kids backing paper, silver peel offs for the name etc.

they were really pleased with it as id put babies name and weight on it to make it personal. it was a quick fix to be honest as id forgot about the card, but i think it turned out alright?

Wednesday, 26 November 2008

more blog candy

over on http://franmade.blogspot.com/ there is 1 woj stamps being offered as candy but to TWO people, how great is thatPhotobucket

Friday, 21 November 2008

just a chat

well i went to put my christmas cards on my blog for you too see and my daft hubby had deleted them grrr, what can you do he's only a man, luckily he had saved them to his laptop first but i am still waiting for him to copy them on to mine so i can show them to you.

also ive not been around much lately as ive been concentrating my time trying to sell some of our unwanted new and used stuff on ebay to try and help pay for this christmas, so must apologise if there hasn't been alot of activity here lately,

im off for a mexican tonight with my work friends and im hoping to wind down and chill out iin the process? and get cracking with my cards again,

ive also ordered a guillotine so still awaiting its arrival, im hoping to get it soon as im making some notebooks etc for christmas, anyway enough of the rambling i think, lolPhotobucket

blog candy givaway

i have just come across the most amazing blog candy givaway ever lol, debbie ove on http://passionforcrafts.blogspot.com/ has reached 12000 hits and as a thankyou to all her loyal visitors she is offering out some candy, im keeping my fingers tighly crossed as im yet to win anything blog candy/challenges etc (boo hoo) go over and take a peek and why not try your luck.Photobucket

Wednesday, 12 November 2008

new order (yay)

I'm really pleased with myself at the moment, when i went to work yesterday one of my colleagues bought a couple of my cards but also asked me to make her at least 10 for Xmas, i couldn't believe my luck as things have been a bit slow lately,you know what its like you have alot of work on one moment and nothing for ages lol. so Ive just got to get making them now, she just wants some of my more simpler designs so shouldn't take me too long to do, i need to go and get some stickles though because theres 2 colours i really want and don't yet have so I'm going to get some later. i will post some pics when i have made them to show you what Ive done,

happy crafting everyone xxx

Monday, 10 November 2008

whoops

well what am i like lol i managed to get everything on my blog about the award and forgot to put in the rules lol, well i thought it seemed to easy, anyway let me try again,

  • The rules are :1 The winner can put the logo on their blog :2 Link it to the person who gave it to them. :3 Nominate at least 7 more blogs :4 Put the links of the blogs on your blog :5 Leave a message on the blogs you have nominated.

well i think that's finally it????? thank you to Jane who kindly pointed this out for me as i wouldn't have realised otherwise. xxx

my very first award


well i have been honoured, i have been given my very first blog award from the lovely Jane at ://janecards.blogspot.com/. since i have never received one before and didn't know how to get it onto my blog lol it has taken me few days to post but I'm here now trying to do my bit, so if i make any mistakes please bare with me lol.


so here goes,7 the blogs i think should receive this award are:


so there you have it i hope i have done it right, have a great day everyone

new look for my blog

well how do you like my new blog face lift? i think it was well needed as it was a bit too pink, my very good friend Jilly at http://jillyscreations.blogspot.com/ did it for me this morning over a cuppa, i picked all the elements but she applied them for me, I'm really pleased with it.

Wednesday, 5 November 2008

two other cards ive made recently




here are 2 new cards i had a go at making, Ive been so busy of late that my card making has taken a bit of a back seat( unfortunately) but i thought id show you these for now, the top one has three of the trees 3d'd not that you can tell int he photo lol and the bottom one is a slider card,

all day christmas craftathon





















a couple of weeks ago i went to an all day craft class where we concentrated on making Christmas cards, during the class we were shown 4 different type of folds (PICTURED ABOVE) to use when making our cards, we were supposed to be making 6 cards but due to far to much chatting (as you do) and a bit of a skill mix we just did the 4, it was a really good day and well worth the £30 as we had buffet dinner and drinks plus a goody bag at the end, this was all done by phill who is on the trimcraft forum but runs his own shop in notts and also has a online shop http://honeypotcrafts.co.uk/index.html he sells penny black/woodware/BIA and loads of other treats we would all love to own lol,

Monday, 3 November 2008

not been around much this last week

Well its been a busy week for me, Ive have had a few nights out to go to and my little boy Alex is poorly with a cough and cold bless him he is only 3, and now i seem to be catching it too.
Also Ive been concentrating most of my time helping him with his potty/toilet training, he has been without a nappy for a week I'm so proud of him, considering he's ill he has done brilliantly.

On a more crafting note Ive finally had a play with my BIA which Ive had for few weeks, but i really need a guillotine to cut my own pages as Ive been struggling alot to make them all pristine, any advice in type would be appreciated lol, and also managed to do a couple of Xmas cards so not done too badly,

Tuesday, 28 October 2008

blog candy

maxine over on http://maxines-arts-and-crafts.blogspot.com/ has some fab blog candy to give away for reaching her 1000th hit, congrats to maxine for that, why not go take a look and give it a go,

Friday, 24 October 2008

penny black saturday challenge no 19

here is my very first ever atc, its my attempt for the
http://pennybfriendssaturdaychallenge.blogspot.com/ i thought id do bright sunny colours as we didnt really get any outside lol, its a penny black stamp with mulberry flowers and glitter card, i coloured it in with my watercolour pencils.

Thursday, 23 October 2008

here is the card i made


......for my friend Jilly's birthday, i was worried about this card turning out ok as it was a bit different to what i usually do, but i think it turned out ok? well Jilly seemed to like it anyway lol, i used my laura ashley contemporary papers for this as id not used them much and i think there quite elegant, then made the flower using my daisy punches that i love lol, then used my gold glamour dust to decorate appropriately. the photo doesnt show of how glittery an shiny this card is but if you pop to jilly's blog http://jillyscreations.blogspot.com/ she has a better picture of it along with all her other hand made cards she recieved,

Wednesday, 22 October 2008

my most favourite pastime lol

i was looking through my photos and came across this, isn't he just sooo gorgeous, this is my little man Alex. i thought id pop it on because it cheers me up lol, its the excitement he shows that tickles me, its just like me when i go into a craft shop or come across a bargain lol,

HAPPY BIRTHDAY JILLY

today is my good friend Jilly's birthday, as she is a complete blog addict i thought i would use this way to greet her a happy birthday lol, we shall be going for few drinks tonight at the local pub to celebrate.

Monday, 20 October 2008

a friends birthday card

well this is not my best piece of work but its nice, i made this yesterday for a friend of mine she is only in her early 20s so i thought that it was appropriate? it is her birthday on Wednesday so was in a bit of a rush to get something made for her, i also made my other friend Jilly's card but will upload that after her birthday as she is a avid blogger( http://jillyscreations.blogspot.com/ )so i don't want her to see it till her birthday lol, the card was made using dovecraft glamour papers and one of my handbag templates, also I'm loving my daisy punches too so had to make my own flower as well,hope she will like it?

monday morning crafting (5)

well today we thought we would have a go at making a wallet card as Ive never made one of those before, Jilly showed me how to make one and i was surprised at how simple they were, also as a bonus we decided to do one of the sketch challenges, we had a look around blog land and decided upon this one on http://sketchsaturday.blogspot.com/ it is a fairly simple sketch to do as my inspiration has been lacking of late i didn't want anything to intricate lol. I'm actually quite pleased at how it turned out for a change lol, Jilly also went off the same sketch, to see hers just visit her blog http://jillyscreations.blogspot.com/ considering this morning was a bit of a mare with our two young boys misbehaving we actually produced some decent work lol. have a look and let me know what you think?

Saturday, 18 October 2008

fab blog candy givaway

well over on http://jillispaiges.blogspot.com/2008/10/blogoversary-candy.html Jilli is giving away some excellent and very practical blog candy for her first blogaversary, I've taken the time to go visit and its definately worth a try lol, fingers crossed

Friday, 17 October 2008

another challenge entered

well this morning i have been looking around blog land and come upon this challenge on http://ooh-la-la-creationschallenges.blogspot.com/ which i thought was lovely, luckily i already had a card suitable that id recently made so used that, i haven't put i piccie on as its already on my blog for penny black Saturday challenge 17, i love working with flowers but I'm more into the modern look than traditional when it comes to flowers lol,

Monday, 13 October 2008

monday morning crafting session (4)

well today we decided to have a stamping session so we could do some swaps, so we haven't made a card today but now we have loads of images to colour and have a play with and i have a few ideas of cards i would like to make, will have to post pics of those lol, ive also been to craft central and got a few bits so will be having a play with those later too.

ive been tagged for the first time

denise at http://craftycrafterdenise.blogspot.com/ has tagged me so now here are the rules.....:1. Link your tagger and list the rules on your blog .....2. Share 7 facts about yourself on your blog, some random, some weird.....3. Tag 7 people at the end of your post by leaving their names and links to their blog.....4. Let them know they've been tagged by leaving a comment on their blog So, now I have to tell you some things about myself...

1, i have been playing in local darts team for 12 years.

2, i would love to learn how to ride a motorcycle.

3, my dream is to have a large family.

4, i cant eat food that still has a head etc (and im not a vegetarian)

5, i am quite shy when meeting new people, but very outgoing with people i know well.

6, i love rose wine.

7, i cant function without a cuppa in a morning.

well now to tag 7 people....http://mylittlecardblog.blogspot.com/

http://jillyscreations.blogspot.com/

http://nikkiscardsandnews.blogspot.com/

http://scrappy-ali.blogspot.com/

http://shirleys-cards-and-crafts.blogspot.com/

http://kiesworld.blogspot.com/

http://mrsweyremaster.blogspot.com/

Wednesday, 8 October 2008

christmas card inspiration

this is just another Xmas card i made after having a go at a challenge and really liking the sketch, i used one of the PB Christmas critters stamps, and my dovecraft Christmas paper pack, i wasn't sure about it whilst making it but i think it turned out ok?

monday morning crafting with jilly (3)

this weeks session was from jillys making cards creative christmas magazine, we chose to do a slider card as we had never made one and thought it would be fun, i made mine using white glitter card for the snow and blue backing paper for the sky, i used a die cut snowman as the main picture which im not really 100% happy with but its ok, you cant really see from the picture but ive also used silver glamour dust as snowflakes in the blue background, and theres also glamour dust on the snowman, this card was a lot of fun to make and im going to do another but try to make it as a birthday card, will have to post when ive done it, go and check out jilly's take on the same theme over at http://www.jillyscreations.blogspot.com/

penny black saturday challenge,challenge 17 sketch 3


well here is my take on the penny black Saturday challenge, i thought id have a go with my purples as i haven't really done many purple cards, I'm fairly happy with it, this weeks prize for 1 lucky winner is the ice and snow stamp from sir stampalot go and check it out over on http://pennybfriendssaturdaychallenge.blogspot.com/ its a great challenge blog,

Saturday, 4 October 2008

blog candy up for grabs

over on http://donkeysmiles.blogspot.com/2008/09/heehaw-blog-candy.html there is some excellent blog candy for grabs, michelleo is offering some cute little donkey stamps for reaching her 25,000 hit, its definatelt worth a look,

Thursday, 2 October 2008

im sooo happy

i have another new toy....... my hubby has let me get the bind it all but not only that he has let me buy the gadgets and tote for it too, you may be thinking what a lucky sod but there was something in it for him lol,i may have mentioned before but he is getting a new motorbike at the weekend so its guilt buying, i don't mind what it is i got my BIA I'm soooo chuffed lol. cant wait to get stuck in, im going to make some xmas presents with it, will post some pictures when ive had a go.

Wednesday, 1 October 2008

blog candy

Dollie dewdrop is offering great candy for reaching 10000 hits, its some papermania stuff brads/gems etc, a real treat for the lucky winner, pop over and check it out http://dolliedewdrop.blogspot.com/

Tuesday, 30 September 2008

monday morning crafting session with jilly


as usual on a Monday morning me and Jilly choose a challenge to do and both had a go at it together its a really good way to see how different a card can look even when you have used same sketch, well yesterday we chose sketch 21 on http://fridaysketchersblog.blogspot.com/ this is my card above i used the Laura Ashley papers and one of my penny black stamps, i wasn't at all sure i liked it to start with but changed my mind when it was finished, why not go and have a look at Jilly's card over on her blog http://jillyscreations.blogspot.com/ see how she did the same sketch differently,

blog candy givaway

wendy over on http://wendyhorrod.blogspot.com/ is giving away come great candy in the form of a quickutz die cut tea set, as i have no dies as yet i have had a go, all you have to do is leave a comment on her blog with a link to yours and then post a comment on your blog telling people about the candy with a link to wendy's blog, its as easy as that, why not have a look yourself?

Monday, 29 September 2008

some of my recent cards



these are some of my most recent efforts and actually im rather pleased with them!

the first one i made for a family members 18th he is a training chef so i used some backing paper i got free with a magazine and the second one i made today after getting some inspiration from a card i made of a challenge blog which i havent uploaded as of yet,the colour hasnt come out too well but its actually black and white with some silver on it.

excellent blog candy on crafty crafts

donna at krafty crafts is giving away some excellent blog candy, it is 7 magnolia stamps, thats right 7!!!! as i dont have any magnolia stamps at all (yes i know its terrible) i thought i would have a go. why not have a look yourself? here is the link ........http://craftykrafts.blogspot.com/2008/09/i-feel-like-some-candy.html
an absolute steal if you ask me. she also wanted to see one of your best pieces of art which i already have here on my blog, the crafting morning session card a male card with no blue. its one of my best cards i think??

im a very lucky girl

I cant quite believe it yet, its still sinking in lol but my darling hubby has bought me my very own laptop ;.) im absolutely amazed lol, ive been asking for one for ages but he always laughed at me, but then our pc broke down and we decided to get a shared laptop but then out of the blue he said i could have my own and he bought a second hand one of a friend and i had a new one (wahey) he has also let me buy all the bind it all stuff to (double wahey) you would start to think he's feeling guilty for something but i know the real reason lol, he is upgrading the motorbike to his dream bike so he's trying to make amends for spending a fortune on that,
well im taking advantage whilst i can, this wont last for long....

Saturday, 20 September 2008

some great blog candy to be had

whilst i was having a look round some challenge blogs etc i came upon this lovely blog which was offering a forever friends stamp as blog candy, well im very new to all things blog but thought id definately give it a go, why not take a look yourself? itshttp://mylittlecardblog.blogspot.com/2008/09/blog-candy.html im keeping my fingers crossed and my toes so lets see...

Wednesday, 17 September 2008

crafting morning

on monday me and my friend jilly had a crafting session, as im struggling with inspiration at the moment we decided to have a go at one of the blog challenges, after having a look at several we chose http://pennybfriendssaturdaychallenge.blogspot.com/ as our source. we had a lot of fun as this is a mans card but no blue lol its a lot harder than we thought because as we looked through my masculine backing papers we realised they were all blue in one way or another so we made our own backgrounds lol, i made mine by cutting out a piece of card and stamping the bakground on with my see ds stamps, i was really pleased with the outcome, i used my penny black stamp from the bubbly range and used my white pen to add depth, i was really pleased with the result, to see jilly's interpretation of the same theme take a look here http://jillyscreations.blogspot.com/ we will try to make this a regular thing if our little boys will let us lol.

Tuesday, 16 September 2008

craft central bargains

ive just called in to craft central in derby today and they are selling thier anitas and papermania stamps and some other papermania stuff on buy one get one free, some bargains to be had there i had to buy some stamps as im a bit of a stamping addict lol, i got 5 stamps a 6x6 paper pad and some brads for £9 not bad value i think.

Friday, 12 September 2008

a few cards ive made




here are a few cards ive made in the recent past,the last one was for a challeng on one of my old card craft groups, its a iris fold train ad is cotton wool for the steam, actually like this one lol.

Tuesday, 9 September 2008

well im finally starting to get the hang of this blogging lark

thanks to my good friend jilly who is the master of MY computer lol im slowly getting the hang of how to do my blog, its still not too exciting right now but hopefully ill be having a go at some blog challenges etc over the next few weeks???? well that is if i can remember how jilly told me to do it lol. if im actually lucky enough that someone other than me is reading this please add me to yours and ill do the same.

Sunday, 7 September 2008

early recycled chistmas cards


well here are a few of my chistmas cards... 2 have recycled bits on from old cards and 2 have the new christmas paper on from dovecraft, im not pleased with all of them but they will do lol,

Wednesday, 20 August 2008

my new toy.......im sooo excited


well here it is my long awaited cuttlebug, my oh finally relented and let me buy either this or the big shot and after much deliberation i chose this and im well pleased with myself, i got it of cuttingedgecrafts.co.uk for £72 with the embossing folders you can see and it was free p&p a bargain if you ask me?? well im off to play with it now yay.

Tuesday, 12 August 2008



this is another card that was ordered for a 21st, the pic is not great but im no david bailey lol. its made using feathers and the hint of pink papers, i made a gold one of these too as they were for twins.

Monday, 4 August 2008


these were my first attempts at a diamond fold card, i got the instructions of my good friend jilly, her blogs jilly's creations, im very pleased with them, the xmas one is for family in oz, let me know what you think of them.

Friday, 25 July 2008



well here's one of my master pieces lol, i made it for a friend for her daughters 21st, she wanted a red modern feel to it with name and age, hope i made it as she wanted?? the flowers at the bottom i made using my daisy punches and used peel offs and sticky ribbons.

hope you like it ;.)

Tuesday, 22 July 2008

my very first post

hello everyone,
Im very new to all this so im not sure what to put but here goes....ive been making cards for about 10 months and can honestly say that its taken over my life (well not completely lol) i bought a small starter kit to keep me occupied when my little one has gone to bed but now i have taken over the spare room with all my stuff, my OH often comments on how much i have and of course how much i spend.
i have alot of pics to show you of the cards i have made but have not yet managed to get them on here,although i will. so please come back and take a look but remember im no proffesional, i try my best to make a nice personal card and sometimes they look good other times not so good, but i always appreciate your comments.
anyway bye for now hope ive not rambled on too much lol xxxx