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Thursday, 27 August 2009

Cute card thursday-new beginnings

Over at CCT challenge 75 is called new beginnings wether it be new baby,new job etc i chose to do a new home card as my little sister has not long moved into her first little flat, its quite a simple design made mainly with backing papers and my trusty sakura pens.

This card was made by using;
  • dovecraft brad
  • stickles icycle
  • backing papers are out of my scraps box so cant remember which they are sorry (i was in a recycling mood)
  • sakura fineliner in black
  • die cut sentiment from stash also (think it came from the craft club)
  • yellow card blank from royal an langnickel

i know its simple but my sister liked it, what do you think?


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Wednesday, 26 August 2009

new promarker colours to be released


For those of you who dont know yet letraset are releasing 56 new pro marker colours!! isnt that just fab????they are being released mid sept i think?
im so chuffed but my hubby had a small heart attack when i told him lol, ive collected 60 or 70 of the original so still have a way to go yet but im really excited.us pro marker fans will be catching up to copics in no time lol.


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Tuesday, 25 August 2009

PTW meets daring cardmakers




Tonight was my weekly night for going to my local craft group and as the centre have shut up for refurbishment,i managed to get hubby to let me dissappear for a bit in my craft area, as i was limited to tim i only made 1 card but went of 2 challenges, so here goes,
  1. papertake weekly-sketch 22
  2. daring cardmakers-anniversary/special occasion

as i usually make birthday cards i fancied trying something else,

To make this card i used;

  • dovecraft wedding paper pack
  • dcwv metallic matt stack
  • doodlebug weddings stamp set for greeting and image
  • stamping up flower an pearl (i think)
  • lace from trimcraft
  • white souffle pen and
  • silver stardust pen for doodling
  • small pearl gems from ebay

I actually think the end product is quite nice? what do you think?


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Monday, 24 August 2009

me and my family-some holiday snaps



















Whilst looking through my holiday pictures i saw these and just had to share them with you, its just me with my boys and few random shots but i love them so thought you might too, it makes me really happy to look at my photo's so thought id share the love lol.


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Allsorts challenge week 15




This week over on allsorts it is a sketch challenge with the added theme of torn edges, i quite liked the sketch so thought id give it a go, i tore down all the edges of the paper by hand,and rather than use a stamp as i often do (im addicted to stamping) i decided on these lovely flowers with a lovely lace backing.
To make this card i used:
  • making memories backing papers fresh anthology-eliza
  • sentiment is from a hampton art,studio g stamp pack
  • flowers from stash
  • gorgeous lace ribbon from trimcraft
  • silver gems were brought from ebay
  • sakura souffle pen to do the edges

This is really a simple card to make but i think it looks really pretty, what do you think? it took me about 1 hour to put together.


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Saturday, 22 August 2009

my stamp something card




This week over on stamp something the challenge is called birthday somethings, which is a nice easy one i think, i enjoyed making this card as any opportunity to get colouring in and using my bug is appreciated lol,


To make this card i used:


  • dcwv retro prints backing paper
  • ollifants autumn stamp set
  • promarkers to colour in
  • cuttlebug embossing folder (sorry cant remember which one it is)
  • nesties (circle scallop)
  • jelly tots from craftwork cards
  • black peel off

Ive not been able to craft much recently as my boys have been particularly hard work as kiddies are of course, im having withdrawals lol.

Anyway i hope you all have a great day today,

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Friday, 21 August 2009

papertake weekly is has its 100th challenge

Firstly, sorry the picture is terrible i was having a bad day lol, this card is for papertake weekly, this week is their 100th challenge so they decided on take a pick which basically means you cam pick any of the last 99 challenges and go with it.
I decided on the challenge from 5th jan 2009 which was called seeing spots,

To make this card i used :
  • my mind eye bloom and grow backing papers
  • my minds eye decoupage pad
  • silver peel-offs

And thats it, this was a nice easy card to make and besides the picture looking rubbish the card actually looks pretty good,

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Tuesday, 18 August 2009

im chuffed with myself

Today i took the leopard card that my friend ordered (the one below) i was quite nervous as i was'nt sure if it was what she was after, well i need'nt have worried she absolutely loved it, in fact she got emotional and said it was perfect and her friend would really love it, i was made up that she liked it of course and it gave me a bit of a confidence booster, she also insisted on giving me double the price i was asking for it too.

So now im going to be busy as she wants me to make a couple of notebooks and some christmas cards, im just hoping my 2 under 4's will let me get some time to do them lol,

Also last sunday some crafting buddies an i went to buy loads of new things and im sooo desperate to make something with them, ive a serious addiction to stamps/promarkers and nice backing papers, not to mention flowers lol,

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Monday, 17 August 2009

i love promarkers no2




I missed the first challenge on i love promarkers as my laptop broke on me before i could upload my finished card, so i made sure i could enter this one lol, challenge 2 is a sketch,
Here is my card above,
To make this card i used;
  • dcwv metallic stack
  • image sugar nellie balloon boy dovecraft brads
  • papermania stickers for the text
  • ribbon from craft central
  • promarkers in following colours pastel blue/cocoa/blush/dusky pink/cinnamon/shale/china blue/gold
  • white sakura pen for edges

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secret crafter challenge card


This weeks over at secret crafters saturday challenge is called fancy corners, my card is quite plain but i think there's enough on there to look nice? for my "fancy corners" i just made the corners out of brown card and used my deckle edged scissors to shape them nicely,
To make this card i used;
  • dcwv retro prints backing papers
  • my new stamps are from rubbernecker stamps and are called coffeetime set
  • brown and cream card

this card was really easy to make and took around 15-20 minutes to make.

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Thursday, 13 August 2009

leopard card for friend


A friend of mine wanted a card making for one of her very close elderly friends, well i was very happy to make this for her as im struggling to get commissions at the moment, but when she told me what she wanted i was a bit surprised to be honest and didnt know if i could do it but said yes anyway,
well she wanted a funky leopard themed card for a 90 year old, it took me ages to decide how to do this as i didnt have anything to do with leopards in my stash,
As my friend likes decoupage i thought that was the way to go, so i got hold of a leopard picture and cut few up and made my own decoupage with it, i bought the backing paper from PDA and used the jelly tots to add some bling there the wedding bells selection, my friend likes shiny things so thought it would be good? i used gold peeloffs to give it a bit of finish, and used some gold ribbon i got in a swap,
What do you think??? i know its not everyones cup of tea including mine tbh but its what she wanted i just hope she likes it,
As the challenge over at ABC is anything goes with added theme of animals i thought this was just right so im entering it for thes weeks challenge.
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Tuesday, 11 August 2009

creative inspirations entry


This is my entry into creative inspirations challenge 15 which is tags,


This is my first successful note pad which i made with my BIA and i was overjoyed that i had done it right,

To make this card i used;


  • image is tilda with slate
  • coloured with beloved promarkers
  • backing papers were from dovecraft retro floral paper pack
  • tag was hand made using dcwv pad
  • dovecraft gem brad
  • blue organza ribbon from craft central
  • blue gems from ebay
  • white gel pen for image
  • wires and card from the BIA range

What do you think???not bad for first successful attemt hey even if i do say so myself lol.



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Monday, 10 August 2009

there's a new challenge blog


Its called Bizzy becs creatalicious challenges, it starts on the 15th august on a monthly basis, they have some fabulous candy to celebrate the start of this which closes on the 14th aug,


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Sunday, 9 August 2009

isnt this the cutest




This is one of my absolutely favourite photo's from our holiday, i know you cant see their faces but it just signifies the whole day, alex was over the moon to finally catch a crab bless him come to think of it so was daddy lol, alex wanted to keep it but we had to explain it needed to go back in the sea lol,


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Crafty creations card


This is my first card in a while as ive just got back from my holiday in devon, it was fantastic and lovely to see some of my family again who are lucky to live not 5 mins from the lovely beach in paignton, it was a much needed break for all of us.
Anyway down to business lol, i made this card for this weeks entry to crafty creations challenge 27 which is called buttons,
To make this card i used;
  • DCWV retro matt stack
  • magnolia stamp
  • coloured with promarkers
  • buttons from craft central
  • ribbon from local haberdashery shop
  • diecut sentiment from stash
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