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Thursday, 31 December 2009

happy new year everyone and a photo


Well i just wanted to wish everyone a happy new year, i hope 2010 will be everything you want it to be, hope there wont be too many bad heads in the morning lol.


Also its my beautiful baby boys 4th birthday tomorrow so
HAPPY BIRTHDAY ALEX
mummy and daddy love you soooo much, thought i would share this photo with you as its one of my faves from pre school, he is having his first proper party at our local indoor play centre on the 2nd, he is super excited about it bless him.

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charisma challenge blog hop and card

Charisma are having their first birthday today...congrats girls, so in honour of this they are having a blog hop, so pop over and have a peek there are loads of prizes up for grabs,

Here is my entry for the charisma challenge this week which is called celebrations, its a card i have made for a teenagers birthday, hope they like it,

To make this i used;
  • rockstar matt stack
  • papermania ribbon
  • dovecraft brads
  • dark green shimmery paper
  • computer generated sentiment

and thats it folks this one was a really simple yet effective card to put together i hope you like it?


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Monday, 28 December 2009

OCC - food or drink

Here is my take on the OCC theme this week which is food or drink, i made this card for a good friends birthday, and im really pleased with the outcome of this,

To make this card i used;
  • coffee kiki from cc designs
  • metallic matt stack from dcwv
  • gem brads from dovecraft
  • printed sentiment from my computer
  • circle nesties
  • purple card stock
  • promarkers
  • silver gems
  • white sakura pen
  • 5 x 5 card blank

hope you like this one xxx

Also want to add a belated merry christmas and happy new year to all my blogging buddies, ive been exceptionally busy as you can imagine with 2 small children and christmas things to do, its my eldests birthday new years day bless him so still have things to do,

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Monday, 21 December 2009

cupcake challenge 71


Over at cupcake craft challenges the theme this week is called a time for celebration, i chose to do a moving house card as my good friend donna has moved to her new home with her partner and i would say thats a celebration
To make this card i used;
  • sugar nellie image
  • coloured with promarkers
  • nesties label 3 i think
  • brads
  • lace
  • papermania pastels collossal paper pack
  • dl card blank

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Friday, 18 December 2009

C.R.A.F.T challenge 30 - free for all

Over at C.R.A.F.T the challenge is called free for all, here is my card that ive decided to enter with,
To make this card i used ;
  • deck the halls papermania bps
  • green/red/silver holographic card
  • parcel handmade with card and ribbon
  • green ribbon from craft central
  • white sakura pen for doodling


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Wednesday, 16 December 2009

blog candy

Kellie has a lovely candy on offer over on her blog in the form of a personalised stamp, it ends on the 19th of december so get on over there and take a peek lol,

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Monday, 14 December 2009

my first easel card




I know these have become very popular and as this was my first one i can see why, i loved making this and have made about 4 now, i used my 6x6 card blank for this,
To make this i used;
  • deck the halls BP's from papermania
  • decoupage image from local craft shop
  • ek success border punch
  • swiss dots cuttlebug embossing folder
  • dovecraft brads
  • holographic snowflakes

Get ready to see more of these lol.


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Sunday, 6 December 2009

challenge 4 over at creative craft challenges

Thank you to everyone that entered the last challenge there were some great entries and the winner of that challenge, chosen by Random.org was number 4 ...........................Jude

Congratulations Jude If you could please email us HERE with you name and email address we
will get your prize of to you.

Ok now for challenge #4 This weeks theme is................... Waiting for Santa, We would like you to make a card or project that includes a Santa somewhere on it.

The prize this week is:




And here was my dt challenge card


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Thursday, 3 December 2009

charisma and dreaming of summertime

This is my card for the theme dreaming of summertime over at charisma,

I chose bright and breezy colours for this, i know some of you perhaps would never put these colours together but i set myself a challenge to make a card with odd colours and see what came out of it.....and here it is,

To make this card i used;
  • stamping up papers
  • paper flowers
  • dovecraft brad
  • swiss dots cuttlebug folder (i love this folder)
  • nestie circle scallops
  • cc designs image
  • coloured with promarkers
  • white sakura pen
  • yellow ribbon

Also on charisma there having a dt call so why not pop over to here and have a peek i might try my luck.

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Tuesday, 1 December 2009

charisma and anything christmas

This card is for charisma which is anything christmas, this card was a little experimental but looks ok,

To make this i used,
  • dcwvxmas paper
  • silver metallic ribbon
  • merry christmas brad
  • pink pearl gems
  • sakura pen for doodlin
  • images coloured with promarkers
  • images themselves was in a swap so not sure who they from
  • 6x6 card blank


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allsorts meets SCSC

This card fits the criteria for 2 challenges i made it at my local craft group recently.
  1. allsorts - buttons
  2. secret crafter saturday challenge - christmas trees

To make this card i used;

  • backing papers/tag and image were downloaded and given as part of a goody bag at local group so no idea where they from,
  • green organza ribbon
  • pink/ green buttons
  • pink brad
  • 6x6 card blank
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Monday, 30 November 2009

dont forget there is still time

Just a reminder that there is still time to enter our sketch challenge over at creative craft challenges and we have a lovely stamp as the prize sponsored by pink gem designs, the challenge finishes tuesday evening so go on and give it a go, we draw by random.org so everyone can be in with a chance to win,


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Friday, 27 November 2009

daring cardmakers - white christmas

Over at daring cardmakers the challenge is to create a christmas card that is mainly white with just a hint of colour, i like this theme quite a lot i think its very elegant, this was an extremely simple card to make but i like it alot,

To make this i used;
  • lace tree embossing folder (cuttlebug)
  • silver gems
  • silver metallic ribbon
  • 6x4 card blank
  • silver peel off

And thats it, all done in about 20 mins including getting the bug out,

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colour create challenge card

The challenge this week over at colour create is to use red/white and green and of course to make a christmas card,so i think this one fits the bell perfectly?

I used some die cuts on this than added loads of brads to make it look a little more even.

To make this card i used;
  • cuttlebug embossing folder snowflake
  • red and green brads
  • ek success border punch
  • green ribbon
  • die cuts
  • nestie oval scallops


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Thursday, 26 November 2009

unfinished card......need ideas please

Here is my first ever stepper card, problem is ive got no idea how to embellish it? im looking for some ideas please if you have any?

the image is a cc designs one, and stamping up papers.


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Wednesday, 25 November 2009

mojo monday week 114

This is my take on this weeks sketch over at mojo monday, i know its a bit different as again ive steered away from the traditional colour scheme but thought why not,
To make this card i used;
  • rose tinted christmas dcwv papers
  • ek success border punch
  • poinsetta brad
  • silver holographic card
  • silver metal santa
  • pink gems
  • 6x6 in card blank

this isnt actually to my taste but in the end i thought ive made it so i will share it lol,

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friday sketchers 79


This photo was really a pain to take and still hasnt reall come out very well, ive made this card for friday sketchers, i went away from traditional colours with this one just to see how it came out,
To make this i used;
  • deck the halls papermania papers
  • dovecraft chipboard sentiment
  • lilacy/purple vellum embossed with snoflake cuttlebug folder
  • dovecraft ribbon
  • woodware button
  • tree decoupage ?
  • purple gems
  • 6x6 card blank

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Tuesday, 24 November 2009

my card for 4 challenges




Well i have actually managed to make 1 or 2 cards today and have made this one for 4 challenges in total, i am quite pleased with this one,
The challenges are;
  1. papertake weekly - christmas crackers
  2. creative card crew - favourite things
  3. 365 cards - tied up in knots
  4. sunday sketch and stamp - sems sketch

I have slightly altered the sketch but think it still looks like the original, the knots are on my bows and well my fave things are the image/gems/ribbon/flowers etc etc lol

To make this card i have used;

  • gorjuss girls sitting image
  • coloured with promarkers
  • deck the halls papers from papermania
  • nestie square scallops
  • paper flowers
  • gems
  • ribbon
  • 6 x6 in card blank
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Thursday, 19 November 2009

my card for 3 challenges


I have made this card for my brothers birthday next week, he loves his several games consoles he has so this is perfect for him,
the challenges i followed are;
  1. papertake weekly- the sketch
  2. cute card thursday- teen terrors
  3. creative card crew- strings attached

To make this card i used;

  • papermania backing papers
  • scallop circle nesties
  • sizzix die cut
  • papermania fibres
  • sentiment printed of pc

what do you think?

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Wednesday, 18 November 2009

crafty creations challenge 42 - metallic finish/metal




I have made this card for my sisters she wanted it for her boyfriend...hence the sentiment lol, i thought i would enter it into this weeks challenge over at crafty creations as its looking for metallic finish or metals, the stars are metal,
To make this card i used;
  • cuttlebug birthday embossing folder
  • black card
  • black shiny card
  • papermania masculine ribbon
  • car die cut from kanban
  • sentiment printed of the laptop
  • white/black sakura pen
  • 6x6 in card blank
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365 cards - day 263


This is my first entry into a challenge over at 365 cards, my friend loves this challenge blog so i though id give it a go, this one is for a ad inspired challenge day 263, below is my take on this,

To make this card i used ;

  • dovecraft backing papers
  • die cut sentiment for centre of card
  • christmas brads from local craft shop
  • blue gems
  • ek success border punch
  • clear gems for scallops
  • silver and blue card for matting and layerin
  • a5 handmade card blank

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Tuesday, 17 November 2009

creative craft challenge no 3- a sketch by donna






The theme this week on our challenge blog is a sketch by the lovely donna, above is my interpretation of it, To make this card i used:


  • dcwv rockstar papers
  • pink gem image
  • coloured with promarkers
  • ribbon from craft central
  • card candy from craftwork cards
  • blue card

The winner of our last challenge which was christmas fun is ...... joyce so joyce please go over to the challenge blog and claim your prize.


The prize for the latest challenge is this stamp from pink gem designs



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