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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,