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Tuesday, 29 June 2010

next steps in our garden

I thought id give you all an update on my garden, if you read a few posts down we are landscaping our garden as it was many different levels,we hired the micro digger and hubby started work,

He actually had alot of fun and so did our little lad alex, he is 4 1/2 so you can just imagine the look on his face when he got to go in it, (well actually here is a piccie lol )



There is so much mess everywhere and it doesnt look like much now but when its done it will be lovely, ill keep you posted.


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another challenge card


And here is another card i have made, ive used a penny black image on some of my MME papers,
Im entering this card into 2 challenges as well;
  1. Papertake weekly - in stitches
  2. A spoonful of sugar - animal crackers

This card is a little plain but i like the end product, the colours are really nice together,

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sketch an stash meets creative card crew




Here is my entry into 2 challenges and also a family friends birthday card, he is a mad fisherman so thought he might like this,

The 2 challenges are ;

  1. sketch and stash - sketch
  2. creative card crew - easel card

i hope you like this card, if you want any details on this one just ask.

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Monday, 28 June 2010

my new tattoo - well it is body art lol


Well i thought id show you this...............i know tattoos arent everyones cup of tea but i had this done when i took my sister for her first one for her birthday, i absolutely love it and thought id share it as it is still a form of art.
What do you think????????????????
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Friday, 25 June 2010

a card for a special boy


I have made this card for my nephew, its his birthday at the end of the week, i chose to keep the design quite simple but with alot of colour,
i am entering this card into 2 challenges;
  1. charisma - For the boys
  2. Fab 'n' funky - Sew an sew

i have used the followin in my design;

  • papermania papers for the boys
  • card candy
  • sugar nellie rockstar stamp
  • promarkers
  • coloured card stock from stash
  • sakura for faux stitching
  • blue inks for edges

I do hope he likes it xxx


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Tuesday, 22 June 2010

new challenge at creative craft challenges


This is my designer card for the next challenge at creative craft challenges

the challenge is called stamp it up
so any stamping on your cards is great,
we have a fab prize from the crafty pad as the sponsor
also we have announced the new dt too so why not pop over have a nosey.


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Monday, 21 June 2010

Creative craft world vs saturday challenge


Here is another card for you all, its obviously a wedding card lol, i have put this one together as a bit of a quickie but hope its ok?

this is going to be entered into 2 challenges;


  1. creative craft world - weddings

  2. secret craft sat challenge - wedding/anniversary

this is made with buzzcraft decoupage, and some of the new kate night papers i got free with a magazine, a few peel offs and some ivory ribbon.


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Fab n funky


Here is one of the fathers day cards i have made for my father in law, he is quite a traditional fella so i went with dufex and layered it up, as opposed to my beloved stamp collection,
i have made this card for the fab n funky challenge blog, which is just for dad,
To make this card i used;
  • dufex stickers
  • blue/white card
  • A5 card blank
  • bulldog clip
  • peel offs
  • card candy

hope this is ok, oh also there is a dt call over at fab n funky as well,

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Wednesday, 16 June 2010

just got back

I have just got back from taking my mum to 2 appointments at the queens med, and to add to her angina, heart attack at 45 and mental health problems she has just been diagnosed with emphysema and has abnormal nodules on her lungs which look to be fibrosis, and she is only 51
she has to have yet another ct in 4 months to check the nodules out,
now i do realise that things could be worse and there are far worse conditions but i feel so upset as i worry so much for her health and well being as it is, im struggling to manage everything at the moment what with sorting mum out my 2 under 5's and a husband that works away mon-fri.
well anyway to cheer myself up i have ordered few crafty bits today so there is something to look forward to when postie arrives i hope everyone is having a lovely day today?
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Sunday, 13 June 2010

what a massive job

We have decided to get our garden landscaped, its quite a large garden and is 3 different levels and allsorts of rubbish on it, we want to get it all flattened and relawned, to make it safe for the kids and then when its done we are getting a new patio set and a pagoda, we wanted it to be done for his summer but looking at the slow progress i think it will be ready for next summer instead lol,
This is what it looked like to start with........the fence is new as well we had that put in a couple of months ago,
We hired a lawn cutter to get rid of the old lawn as it was full of weeds etc, we are getting grade a turf when its readyI cant wait to get this all clear, then we are getting a mini digger and some chaps in to get it all level,
Im so sick of all this mess, it will look great when its all done xx

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Saturday, 12 June 2010

manga boy card


Hi guys i made this card for my little nephew for his birthday,
its one of the sugar nellie manga stamps, he is super cute dont you think?
im entering this card into 2 challenges,
  1. Totally gorjuss - for the boys
  2. OCC - gotcha cornered

I know this card is simple but i think he will like it as he looks a bit like the little fella in the card,

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Friday, 11 June 2010

cute card thursday - anything but a square


here is my non square card we made these cards at craft group, it was abit tricky but fun to make, the papers etc were part of a goody bag so not sure of type/brand etc,

ive entered this card into the cute card thurs challenge as it wants a card but not square which this definately is lol.


hope its ok?


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another summery colours card


Here is another summery card but more in the colours this time, ive tried to get the colours to come out n the photo but this was the best i could do, ive followed 4 challenges this time,
  1. My time to craft - xtra special (for my niece)
  2. Fab n funky - summer in colour
  3. Stamp something - happy somethings

I used another of my magnolia stamps as i sooo love them all lol and i got my lovely orangey papers out and here is the result, i hope you like it?

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Wednesday, 9 June 2010

my summery card for 5 challenges


Here is a summery card for you, as the weather outside doesnt know what to do i thought id make a bit of sunshine on a card lol,


Ive made this card to fit 5 challenges too, and they are;

1. ABC - W is for weather (ive chose summer)

2. A spoonful of sugar - floral delights ( flowers on paper and image)

3. OCC - summer inspiration

4.Stampin for the weekend - summer/travel theme

5.Charisma - flowers

I hope you like it,

also we have closed the creative crafts dt call so if you have entered we will contact you soon to let you know the results of this......good luck to all who applied.

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Tuesday, 8 June 2010

new challenge over at creative crafts

Well its that time again over at creative craft challenges and we have chosen this challenge to be called
"for the man in your life"

we are being sponsored by little claires who design thier own polymer stamps/paper/peel offs ,

Here is the prize for this challenge so get your skates on and have fun


here is my card for this challenge

you have till monday 21st 10pm to enter



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Sunday, 6 June 2010

DT call still open

Just to remind you all our DT call over at creative craft challenges is still open till 10pm 8th june and we are after 2 new dt members, we are looking at everyone you dont need previous dt experience as long as you can post comments on entrants blog and post regular on your own blog, and of course commit to making 1 card a fortnight thats the main thing,

please pop over to our blog for all details, and email us if your interested.

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Tuesday, 1 June 2010

A challenge card for 3 challenges


Well here is a challenge card for 3 challenges, at long last ive been able to get my camera sorted out and here is a card for you, ive made it for;
  1. A spoonful of sugar - celebrations
  2. the crafty pad - male themed card

i thought id go on a bit of a male themed cardathon and ive made a few but this one was for these particular challenges,

To make this card ive used;

  • charcoal dovecraft papers
  • magnolia edwin image
  • coloured with promarkers
  • sakura pens
  • dovecraft tag punch
  • handwritten sentiment
  • martha stewart scallop punch
  • gems
  • white ribbon
  • embossed ivory card
  • blue paper

hope you like it xxxx

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