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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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Monday, 16 November 2009

allsorts week 27



I have made this card for my neice who is 8 today....Happy birthday katie, she loves all things pink and girly so thought a lovely tilda would be perfect for her, i used my new ek success border punch which i love and my nesties.

The challenge over at allsorts is to make a card for a child so this is my entry.

  • loving tilda image
  • coloured with promarkers
  • oval scallop nesties
  • gems
  • ek success punch
  • kars stool image
  • for you stamp was from nec dont know brand
  • fiskars oval punch
  • ribbon
  • cuttlebug folder cant remember which (lots of bots??)
  • white sakura pen for doodling
  • glamour dust for glittering the heart
  • spotty backing paper was gifted to me so not sure of brand sorry

what do you think i actually quite like this one

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Thursday, 12 November 2009

charisma cards and creative card crew




Here is my entry for charisma's challenge this week its called merry and bright and i would say my card is just that lol and alse the challenge at creative card crew which is doodles,
To make this i used;
  • dufex christmas decoupage
  • joyeux noel papermania backing papers
  • card candy
  • ek success border punch
  • red card
  • gold peel off for sentiment
  • fiskars oval punch
  • white sakura pen for doodling
  • gold metallic ribbon

I actually like the finished effect of this, what do you think?

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Tuesday, 10 November 2009

just christmas and birthday challenge card




Ive decided to have a go at a challenge over at just christmas and birthday cards, as i quite liked the simplicity of the sketch which karin has put together, i chose a christmas card as you can see above
To make this card i used;
  • dcwv christmas papers
  • card candy
  • ek success scallop border punch
  • dufex decoupage teddy bear
  • oval scallop nesties
  • red card
  • 6x6 in card blank

This card is quite simple but i think it looks ok ? i might add few sparkly bits later i havent decided yet.


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Thursday, 5 November 2009

Who is going......

To the NEC...............................................................................................

I am sooooooo excited as i have never been before and have been saving a few pounds here and there to take with me, i doubt i will sleep as for the last few nights ive been totting up a list instead of sleeping so goodness knows what ill be like tonight lol
I have the horrible job of driving lol and i have'nt driven there before so will also be worrying about that to lol,

Well if any of you guys are going i will be with a group of fellow trimmies, we are wearing white t shirts with the trimmie logo on so feel free to say hi,

anyway im off now to drink my cuppa, night night xxx


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colour create challenge - blue/silver/white


i decided to have a go at this one, its a blue/silver and white colour challenge with wintry theme,
i thought this card would fit the bill and was very simple to create, checkout colour create this week.

To make this card i used ;
  • pre cut sentiments from an a4 sheet sorry cant remember brand
  • dovecraft backing papers
  • blue gems
  • silver metallic ribbon
  • square 6in card blank
  • blue mirror card for matting
  • glamour dust on trees

A very simple card but quite nice i think???


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Tuesday, 3 November 2009

challenge no 2 over at creative craft group


Thank you to everyone who took part in Our very first challenge. We had a great response and some fantastic creations. our winner will be chosen later so check back at creative craft challenges.


Now it’s time for Challenge #2 which is called....... Christmas Fun,
we would like you to make a project that includes some christmas fun,ie sledging/snowballing etc


Our Sponsor for this challenge is Jenni Hamilton She is offering as the prize, 4 digital Christmas stamps.


All entries must be in by midnight (GMT) on Monday 16th November 2009....... The winner will be chosen using Random. org to make it fair for everyone


Good Luck!


Above is my DT card why not go over an check the other dt's cards


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Monday, 2 November 2009

ive been given an award

I have baan given this award by the lovely jilly,

The rules are this:

I need to pass this award on to five people, post on their blog to let them know I left this award, and then I need to answer a list of questions in ONE word.
Ok so here goes hmmm One word!!!!!!
1. Where is your cell phone? ...pocket
2. Your hair? ...brown
3. Your mother?... alive
4. Your father?... alive
5. Your favourite food? ...thai
6. Your dream last night?... ?
7. Your favourite drink? ...rose
8. Your dream/goal?...
9. What room are you in?...livingroom
10. Your hobby?... crafting
11. Your fear?... Heights
12. Where do you want to be in 6 years?...extension
13. Where were you last night? ...home
14. Something that you’re aren’t?...nasty
15. Muffins?...no
16. Wish list item? ...extension
17. Where did you grow up? ...Derbyshire
18. Last thing you did?... washing
19. What are you wearing?...jeans
20. Your TV?...livingroom
21. Your Pets?...fish
22. Friends? ...few
23. Your life?... hectic
24. Your mood?...sad
25. Missing Someone?...yes
26. vehicle?... zafira
27. Something your not wearing?... makeup
28. Your favourite store? ...Primark
29. Your favourite colour?...pink
30. When was the last time you laughed?... saturday
31. Last time you cried?...sunday
32. Your best friend?...couple
33. One place that I go to over and over? ...mums
34. Facebook?... definately
35. Favourite place to eat?...thai

Ok, now I have to pass this on to 5 ladies. The award goes to:
ok so i know it said 5 but loads folk already have this.


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my little skeleton




I just had to share these photo's with you, this is my almost 4 year old baby going with us to his first ever grown up halloween party, doesnt he look so cute. i couldnt get him to keep his face still but he still looks great
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Sunday, 1 November 2009

the first one

just to let you know that our very first challenge over at creative craft challenges is still going, with a chance to win our first amazing prize why dont you pop over and enter, the theme is as it says lol, the first one so that means to make a project that is for someones first ie,birthday/xmas etc.

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