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Sunday, 31 October 2010

creative craft challenges anniversary/celebration with lots of sponsors

I just wanted to remind you all about our fantastic 1 year anniversary/celebrations challenge over at creative craft challenges
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we have loads of sponsors with 5 different prizes made up so you would be mad to miss it lol,
sponsors include
whiff of joy
crafty ribbons
sugar nellie
stitchy bear designs
meljen designs
lily of the valley
and more
please call over and have a look
we would love to see you all over there
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Wednesday, 27 October 2010

Im going to be featured in jasmines cards newsletter in feb WOO HOO

Im over the moon, its the first time anyone has put my work anywhere and im so excited lol

sam was asking for folks who might be interested and i thought why not try my luck you never know, and she has asked me to be blog of the month!!!!

I couldnt believe it.

so i will be in the feb edition of her newsletter at jasmines cards

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Tuesday, 26 October 2010

Woo hooo, its our anniversary at creative crafts, lots of prizes for you

Wow can you believe a whole year has passed,

we have been super duper busy getting things ready for you over at
creative craft challenges and im very happy to say we have some fab sponsors for you all,


you really ought to pop over and have a nosey as we have 4 new girls who have agreed to join us,


they are extremely talented ladies who i hope will enjoy thier time with us,


The challenge is off course
anniversary


so pop by and see whats happening,
Here is 1 of my dt cards, the others are over on the challenge blog,

this one is using stitchybear stamp digis and digital papers

i just love this sentiment its beautiful


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Monday, 25 October 2010

loads on offer

you really need to pop over to creative craft challenges tomorrow as we have a big celebration and lots of prizes on offer,
we would love to see you there,
also we have our new dt girlies to formally introduce so not to be missed
hope to see you there xxx
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Friday, 22 October 2010

whats your strangest request for a card

It seems to be the chat of my week so i thought id ask you lot,
what is the weirdest/strangest card you have been asked to make for someone?
mine would have to be a retirement card for a man
i was asked to incorporate cruise ships/jack daniels and corkys alcohol
with the added lovely bonis for me of writing the "happy retirement steve" in chinese, yep it took me half an hour to write it and just as long to find it on the net to copy lol,
he was only going to china on holiday so he had no idea what it read as he cant even speak chinese lol,
so back to you!!!
whats yours?????
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A bit of a weird one but you know what they say...the customer is always right lol

Here is a card my mum asked for,for a friend she is a landlady of the local and a mad bingo lover, so my mum wanted to have a bingo themed card,
I used my glossy accents on the prima flowers and once it had dried it looked like this, nice hey.
looks a bit like glass i thought, now i cant take the credit for this as i saw it somewhere but cant for the life of me remember where. I am entering this into the following challenges
  1. Totallp papercrafts - stick a number on it (definately done that)
  2. Ooh la la - scary stuff (my interpretation is some what different but my theme was you never would want to get in between a lady and her bingo winnings its scary stuff lol)
  3. penny's - circles
  4. Truly scrumptious - easel card

Recipe*

  • prima flowers
  • la pashe flippin stamps
  • computer generated text
  • metal charm from meiflower
  • promarkers
  • ribbon from stash
  • green card stock
  • papers from papermania stash
  • sakuras
  • glossy accents
  • gem brads

What do you think lol

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Thursday, 21 October 2010

pink and yummy


Here i am again with my cupcake decoupage pad and papers, i must admit i decoupage isnt my fave thing but i do so love these,

I have followed a few challenges for this
OSAAT - embellish with your fave things
OCC - embelishments, the more the merrier
ABC - f is for flowers
What do you think?
Recipe*
stickles
glossy accents
scallop 6x6 card blank
pink card stock
dovecraft papers and decoupage pack
card candy
rik rak
eyelets
hanmade tag
stampin up sentiment
white sakura pen
silk flowers
My fave embellies are of couse my flowers tee hee, i love flowers of all kinds
fabric/paper/silk etc etc
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Wednesday, 20 October 2010

WOYWW

Here we are again, how those wednesdays fly by these days,
here is my little desk today,
If you can see i have some of my stamps out that ive been stamping and of course my promarkers although only 1 in my pic i can assure you i have triple figures lol, im what you might call an addict.
ive also got some printed ruby wedding anniversary poems for a commision i have to make,
there are still papers an scraps all over there as i keep everything lol
well you never know if you might want to use it later lol.
why not pop over to WOYWW and have a nosey round the blogs i know i will be.

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Monday, 18 October 2010

a simple christmas card for you

I have dozens and dozens of christmas cards to make an so far this one makes 10 ish,
so a long way to go yet, im after simple ones to make but not boring, if you know what i mean lol,
I bought the book of deluxe decoupage last year in the sale an i really like them,
Recipe*
  • stampin up sentiment
  • card candy
  • deluxe dovecraft decoupage booklet
  • holographic card stock
  • red stickles
  • 6x6 in card blank
  • whire gross grain ribbon form stampin up
  • sakura pens
  • memento ink in london fag

It is a very simple card but think it looks ok?

ive been busy lately doing my DT cards so havent a lot to show you at the moment but when i do there will be a few lol xxx

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Thursday, 14 October 2010

HELPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPP lol

Hi guys
as you can probably see ive been having trouble sorting my blog header out lol,
ive followed all instructions, saved the pic and gone over to paint and tried sorting it out and resizing it,
but when i upload it it looks to small and doesnt cover the whole header part of my blog,
ive tried loads of times,
and the truth of it is that ive no idea how to do it.
any help in laymans terms would be appreciated,
thanks xxxx
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Wednesday, 13 October 2010

cupcake card

I made this card with my new cupcake papers and decoupage, of course its all pink and brown as this is my fave colour combo,

The prima flowers are from creative craft world, and i used my new martha stewart punch floral vine and the ribbon was from meiflower.

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  • my oval scallop nesties
  • pink card stock
  • dovecraft brad
  • white sakura pen
  • dovecraft cupcake papers and decoupage
  • prima flowers
  • card candy
  • glossy accents on cake
  • stickles
  • 6x6 scallop blanks
    I would like to enter this into a few challenges if i may
  • Fab 'n' funky - yummy yummy yummy
  • ABC f is for - flowers
  • The crafty pad - something for a friend
  • C.R.A.F.T - shaped cards
  • Papertake weekly - 3 of a kind

    What do you think? I actually really like the finished product.

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Tuesday, 12 October 2010

WOYWW 71

Here is my desk this morning, with stuff strewn everywhere from last night lol, ive been trying to get more christmas cards done.



with some of my beloved nesties an my bug all over my bed lol,

On my desk is a few projects im working on at the mo, i dont have a very big desk so its not too bad today, but sometimes there is loads on there.
also as usual the drawers are still open lol,

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another ribbon card

Here is one of my cards i made as an experiment, you know how i am lol,I would like enter this card into a few challenges and they are....
  1. The crafty pad - something for a friend
  2. Allsorts - song title inspiration (nellie the elephant, i loved this when i was a kiddie)
  3. Totally papercrafts - buttons and bows
Now these card are really easy to make but quite effective i think,
*recipe
  • stitchy bear stamp digi
  • stampin up sentiment
  • pink mini buttons
  • promarkers
  • sakura
  • glossy accents
  • various ribbons from stash
  • blue card
  • 5x5 in card blank
  • papers from freebies

I have definately got the buttons on there and the image has a bow lol so hope that counts?

also she is such a cute little elephant so the song is there too. and i made this for a friend so there you are lol.

i put some clear sakura stardust in the little bubbles and then put glossy accents in to give them that 3 dimensional look.

Doing this with your ribbons is a fab way to use up those fiddly bits you have left over, all you have to do is match them with some papers and voila.

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Trick or treat challenge and DT call results

Its that time again over at creative craft challenges for another challenge,doesnt time fly when your having fun lol,

well as its almost the season to get spooky we have just the challenge for you,

TRICK OR TREAT

so there you go the world is your lobster lol

Now i dont have any halloween stash but still managed to put something together so dont worry if you dont have anything either,

Our sponsor is again the lovely debs over at the crafty pad,the prize is the fab digi we have been using and i have used on my card,

Also our DT call results are out over there so pop over and see if its you????

How exciting!!!

Dont forget we have a big one for you next time so be sure to come over as we have lots of goodies on offer for a few of you.

Id like to enter this into following challenges too;

1, Double dutch - boo to you

2,Paper playtime - Orange main colour


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Monday, 11 October 2010

hubby's birthday card

Its my hubby's birthday next month and wanted to get a head start on his card,he is a massive fan of motorbikes and has a yamaha R1,

its a little different i know but i quite like the outcome, ive torn the edges of the card stock for that distressed look, and used my old dovecraft masculine papers,

also used

  • oval scallop nesties
  • silver holographic card
  • motorcycle decoupage
  • kanban checkers patterned card stock
  • card candy,
Ive entered this card into a few challenges also;

Cards for men - happy birthday
Secret crafter - distressing
OLLCB - nothing floral
A spoonful of sugar - sparkle an shine

I do hope he likes it

Sunday, 10 October 2010

hinkley papercraft show

Today has been a good day, hubby drove me to the craft fair at hinkley, i went to the last one and thought it was great, and so was this one,
i bought lots of fab goodies
  • martha stewart deep edge punch
  • woodware punch
  • marianna butterfly die
  • dst/glue
  • papers
  • card
  • stamp
  • card blanks
  • card candy
  • die cut stuff
  • glossy accents
  • and few other bits

now im just having to start saving for the nec next month lol

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Saturday, 9 October 2010

made a card which was a bit of an experiment!!! and dt call closes tomorrow


I made this card as a bit of an experiment, it isnt for any challenges i was havin a moment (again) where i like to try something different lol,
Again ive actually strayed away from my beloved stamps and digi's but do like to do a bit of allsorts,
I dont use my eyelets much and was thinking.....hmmm what can i do with them
And this is what i did!
What do you think????
* Recipe *
  • basic grey papers (sugared i think)
  • white ribbon
  • lace
  • heart die cut and embossed with cuttlebug
  • making memories gold heart brads
  • pink card stock
  • I distressed the heart with my basic grey distressing tools

Oh and dont forget our glamour puss challenge is still open till tuesday over at creative craft challenges,

and our DT call open till tomorrow

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Wednesday, 6 October 2010

old card made into a new one x


Here is a old card from a long long time ago, from when i first started out,

I found it out took it to pieces and tried to make something nicer with the original contents and a few added bits,

its still not the best but much better than it was lol,
If there is no objection as its completely renewed i would like to enter it into the following challenges,
1. A spoonful of sugar - sparkle and shine
2. Ollcb - nothing floral
3. Papertake weekly - ive chosen let it snow from 2008
To make this card ive used
  • dovecraft christmas papers from 2008
  • card candy
  • paper adhesive ribbons
  • glamour dust
  • stickles
  • old topper recycled from shop bought card

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my spanish holiday in nerja - finally some piccies

Well i thought it about time i shown you some of my piccies, of course if i showed you them all you would be here all week as i took almost 500 lol,
So ive picked out a few for you to have a nosey at
Here is alex bless him you can just see him climbing on the R,Here is a very hot and sweaty me with kyle,A much cooler me in the pool with a sangria, (this was about 10.30pm)Some of the gang, the other fellas where out on their boys night out,Me with my 7 euro cocktailMy two stunning boys when we went out on a jeep tourAlex in the pool
Dan whilst we were out on the jeep tour, this was the walking bit and we both had a little hangover as you can see from his face lol, he later jumped into a very very cold man made pool with fresh water in to sober him up lol,Well there you go i do hope you liked my piccies
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I hope to be uploading some more creations tomorrow after ive been to the hairdressers, so see you then xxx

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Tuesday, 5 October 2010

my spa break

Here are a few pics of me an my friends on a spa break, as you can see we where feeling a little daft.
This ones sylvia
This would be me (left) and elke
And all of us chilling in the relaxation room It was a fab much needed break from normal life,
we have been twice this year, and probably will go next year too :-)
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Monday, 4 October 2010

A big celebration coming up

Hi guys
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I want to let you know in advance that we are having a celebration over at Creative Craft Challenges soon,
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we will have a regular themed challenge but lots of prizes and the prizes will be split so more than 1 person will get the chance to win,
..........How fab is that...........
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So keep a check on our challenge blog as you wont want to miss it thats for sure,
there wont be many stipulations to be elligible.....honest.
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Sunday, 3 October 2010

Lou's monochromatic challenge at creative craft world - My GDT card


Well Lou has another challenge over at creative craft world,
and its black,white and silver,
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i was asked to be a GDT on this one and here is what i made,
I used flowers from Lou's shop and then sprayed them with cosmic shimmer mist to make them silver,
the papers are from the charcoal dovecraft pack, and my ek success parisian border punch for the silver holographic card,
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