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Thursday, 28 July 2011

DDCC#123 Birthday time

Its all about birthdays over at dutch dare, a nice and easy challenge for you this time so im expecting lots and lots of entries,

we are being sponsored by stamping dragon designs

Now this isnt my week as you may know we work in teams so i dont have a card for you but be sure to pop over and have a look at the dt's work its fabulous.


Tuesday, 26 July 2011

Anya goes shopping

I just had to get anya out again ive not used her for a while, and she is too lovely too keep locked away, A friend asked me to make a special card for thier daughter with flowers on,
I made this this afternoon, it took quite a while to do as i had to wait for glues and glitters to dry,

The colours dont come out to well on the piccies but it is really pretty, i tripled up some pretty flowers and popped some pins in, its the first time ive done that so i hope it looks ok?I used my new doily lace punch on it and then the papers are from MME,I hope my friend likes it ?

im entering this into some challenges

Lexi's creations - a shaped card

Cupcake craft challenges - shabby sparkle
The crafty pad - embossing
Totally gorgeous - punch or die (both)


The next chapter - Decking

Some of you may remember the photo's i have posted in the past about us completely redesigning our garden, when we moved in it was dangerous for children, rocky and on 3 different levels,

Bit by bit we have been working hard to make it a nice place for us to be and mainly safe for the kiddies and there friends,

I thought you were due some more updates lol

around the side and top edges we have put railway sleepers and bark in them, eventually im popping some nice planters there

Here is the base that dan
spent the whole day making, it took hundreds of nails/cuts and measurements but he carried on bless him and made it structurally sound. Here he has started putting in the decking with my help, we chose to do it diagonally too which was more work and time but looks much nicer, the space is massive, ive not measured it but its something like 3.5-5 metreNo post would be complete without our little helper who kept getting the hammer and pen trying to help, here alex is having a drink after all his hard work. getting in our way lol
We have actually finished the decking now as of sunday but ive not had chance to photograph yet, will update againg when i have them xxx


Monday, 25 July 2011

A shaped card

Well hello folks, its been a few days as we have been super busy here finishing off the decking on our garden, and might i say its lookin gooooood, just in time for my vie makup party friday, where my nearest and dearest are coming to enjoy a lovely girly nite in, i will show you some piccies on the yard soon promise,

anyway here is a card i have made using my new shaped card blanks that i got from the summer crafting show at doncaster, arent they yummy.i love greeting farm stamps and this young lady is one of my faves she is called "madelyn"

I also bought some lovely lace/ribbon from meiflower that ive used its so cute,
the papers are form the dovecraft basics part 1 range which are lovely,
and ive added some lovely paper flowers which set it off i think, ive used pink card for all the matting and layering

then some clear gems and lots of stickles to finish it off,

what do you think to my new nesties as well arent they just fabulous, i love them, ive been naughty and have 4 new sets, yeah thats right 4 lol

I would like to enter this into a few challenges if ive not run out of time lol

Lexi's creations - shaped cards

Cupcake inspirations - inspirational piccie (2nd)

Allsorts - free and easy

Totally gorgeous - punch or die (die cut nesties)

Stamp something - embellished (gems/ribbon/flowers)

Crafts and me - add a flower

What do you think??? i think im fairly pleased with this one, my mojo has suffered a little recently but think it may be returning lol


Friday, 22 July 2011

WOYWW 111 a bit late lol

Two days late but you know what they say better late than never lol ive actually got something different to show you today,

i had a really old black cd rack in the shed and as ive been struggling with storage i got hubby to put it on the wall for my 6x6 papers an bits, now i know it doesnt look neat and fit in with decor but you have to use what you got right ??

and its also given the shelf some stability o i can store heavy things on it

still needs some sorting as you can see but i have been working at it as well lol
there are a few cards on there ive created, and the big black arm is for my bracelets ive made,

what do you think???


Oh so girly at cardmadfairy's digi days

Wow can you believe its almost august already!!!!! shocking isnt it?where is the time going to?

were ready for another brill challenge over at cardmadfairy's digi days and yep the clue is in the title lol


so get out all those scrummy pinks and flowers and whatever else you class as to be girly and get creating, REMEMBER though you have to use a digi, not necesserily a cardmadfairy digi however that would be fab,

here is my girly card using jasmine, isnt she fab!!

Here she is in her close up, i wander if its clothes or crafts in those shopping bags lol,the recipe for this was acxtually quite simple. i bought the dovecraft glamour papers about 2 years ago and to be honest have hardly used them as some of the prints are a bit big, but this paper was perfect for this card, ive also used my stickles and sakura for stitching, i think they are my trademarks lol

i used paperand silk flowers and yup ya guessed it popped some stickles on those too,

i would like to enter this into a few challenges

Crafts and me - add a flower(s)

Anything goes - more then one fold

hugs sandra xx


Thursday, 21 July 2011

DDCC #122 a colour challenge - C'mon i dare you lol

We have a very funky colour challenge for you this week !! we would love to see you having a go with this one, c'mon see what you can do and share with us over at DDCC

Here is the inspirational piccie for you see i told you it was funky,

Our sponsor for this challenge is the stamping boutique, whom have given us a choice of thier fabulous digi's,Here is my interpretation of the challengeNow i must admit i dont usually do cards in these colours but they dont call them challenges for nothing do they lol,
i used my dcwv butterflies and blossoms glittered card, some lovely 1.5cm swiss dots satin ribbon from meiflowers, the epoxy sticker was a freebie in a mag, and the tag is from making memories i think?? now as you probably guessed i used my promarkers for the image which like i say is a lovely digi from the stamping boutique, and popped glossy accents on to give a bit of shine and depth,

I will enter this into a few challenges it fits into
Charisma - summer colours
My time to craft - citrus colours
Secret crafter - holidays

Dont forget to pop by at dutch dare and have a look at the other DT's work, and cant wait to see yours xxx


Monday, 18 July 2011

creative craft challenges - 3D it with layers

We have had an absolute blast with the pretty blossoms challenge and had almost 300 entries

our challenge this time is

3d it

so that means decoupage or lots of layers


we are being sponsored by

and stitchy

and here are my offerings,

This card is made using the little darling image isnt he fab !!! the papers where sent to me in a swap so no clue as to there origin lol, i used my ek success "parisian"border punch, and the lovely and very flexible grossgrain ribbon,
now you may be interested to know about that fabulous text?? i think its awesom and very reasonably priced, its from papermakeup stamps, they are an american based online shop but i bought loads of this type of sentiment text stamps and was really cheap and they stamp lovely,
ive matted and layered this card up loads as i didnt decoupage the image or anything so wanted to give it loads of depth

id like to enter this card into a couple of challenges,
PTW - getting cute
Craft your passion - Text
Totally gorgeous - All about boys
Paperplay - things with wings
C.r.a.f.t - butterflies

And here is my card made with the stitchy digi she is called "betsy" isnt she just fab, again ive layered everything up quite a lot and added an extra layer to the image,
The papers were from a random matt stack from a craft fayre i went to in june, and that sentiment is of course from craftworkcards, i used glitter card on the too so she shines, and finished with som 1.6cm satin ribbon,

Im entering her into

Cute card thurs - going round in circles

DYSU - stitching

please pop by at creative craft challenges see if your 1 of our lucky winners and take a peek at the DT projects fromt eh other girls,


Alex's first sports day

And its not how i remember lol, apparently the children arent allowed to do competitive sports anymore so that means No egg and spoon/3 legged race or any other race that i remember being so fun, now its all about working as a team and playing games and gaining points !!! now dont get me wrong team building is important but what sports day is complete without those fun races,

anyway never the less my alex was fabulous, here is is in the reception class race,

(and only race)

my little fella is 7th from the left

giving it some welly here bless him, he the littel fella just in front of the blonde haired girl with stripe on her joggers
Here is kyle entertaining himself in the net

and alex doing one of the games, it was a sort of long jump with a difference And here he has just ran super fast and is feeling super pleased with himself

in each activity they are scored points as a group and then at the end they are awarded 12t through 6th place, alex was in the team CHINA which came 2nd overall so he was pretty chuffed, ive always taught him that you dont have to win everything as long as you try your best thats great, he still struggles with that one a bit and is competative at times but then he is 5 so what can you do lol,


Friday, 15 July 2011

A lotv CAS card

Have a looksie at this, isnt he super duper cute, i went to my friend tracy's and we had a stampin session, i couldnt wait to colour him in as he is super adorable. I left him quite plain, using papers from K an co,

buttons from my stash along with my fab stickles in platinum, which is great for male cards as it as that masculine feel to it!! i then hooped some meiflowers silver satin rivvon and voila...job done
i am entering this into a couple or 3 challenges
Cute card thursday - circles
Southern girls - happy birthday
Simon says - anything goes


Ive been given an award

By the lovely tracey

Thankyou hunni i am truly chuffed its been a while since i last recieved an award so a big cheer up for me,Now as per the rules lol i have to give you 8 facts about myself !!!! hmmmmmm now what shall i tell you???

1. I have recently joined virgin wine club as i absolutely love a decent glass of wine

2. I am addicted to stickles and glossy accent and put them on most of my cards

3. has been a member of a gym for 18 months but rarely go :-s

4. go to zumba classes every week which is fabulous

5. my fave food is aromatic crispy duck with pancakes and see weed Yummy

6. i also have an issue with the bloody flies in the house lol (tracey) and feel the absolute nessecity to rid myself of them asap either through the window or with a swatter lol

7. I dont see my best friend often but know she is always there for me as i am for her,

8. loves to host parties and bbq's etc at my house and feel a sense of pride when i see people enjoying thereselves,

Ok now i have to dedicate this award to 8 of my fave bloggers,

so here goes, in no particular order

1,Jenni aka the cardmadfairy and my Dt boss over there for her amazing skills with her digis

2.Cheryl for being a great sport over at my challenge blog and producing such beautiful work every time,

3. Coops for following me regularly and commenting on my work often and generally being a fabby card maker and blogger

4. Aly for always being up for the challenge and willing to give anything a go,

5. Victoria for always showcasing such gorgeous products and works of art

6. Christa for being new to blogging and already making me want to look at her blog all the time with her lovely creations

7. Kelly for being a fab host over at DDCC and having a truly inspiring blog herself

8. julye for always helping out at CCC and being a fab blogger

thanks to everyone who pops by my blog and finds time to leave me such lovely comments which inspire me to carry on when sometimes i feel im not quite good enough,

love you all xxx


Thursday, 14 July 2011

DDCC#121 buttons bows brads and bling

Good morning everyone,

we have another fabulous challenge stating today over at dutch dare card challenges,

and its a great one as well,

we are looking for

buttons, bows, brads and bling

so a project with ALL these things on will count,

we are sponsored by simon says this week who are offering $10 to the winner to spend in thier store,

at DDCC we have teams and this week is team 2's week to shine, im in team 1 so i dont have a card to share with you but please pop by and have a look at the DT's fantastic offerings, they are great,


Wednesday, 13 July 2011

Super Edwin

Just look at this amazing fellow !!!! isnt he super, its edwin magnolia tilda's often forgotten counterpart, i love edwin he is such a sweetie,

I thought id go with some shades of purple and blue for this as opposed to the usual mens colours, with a splash of glitter to bling it up, now when i say glitter i mean the wonder of stickles,

i LOVE that stuffthe recipe for this is quite simple,

dovecraft basics part 1 papers

edwin magnolia


sakura for stitching

computer generated sentiment

purple card

purple 1cm satin ribbon

paper celler star gems

glossy accents 6x6 card blank

I am entering the lovely edwin into the following challenges

Simon says - anything goes
Penny's - Happy birthday

Cupcake craft - pick a challenge (number 80 for the boys)

Ive been lucky the last 2 weeks to get to do decent amount of crafting, so have caught up with all my DT projects and even a little in front, its not often i can say that lol,


Tuesday, 12 July 2011

Gone fishing

Here is a fabby card made using a crafty pad digi, isnt he fab and so very typical of our english fisherman *Wink *wink dan and kev lol.I kept it reasonably plain, but did want the water to shimmer and shine so i added some stickles then once dry added some glossy accents to part of it, hopefully you can just about see the shine? I used some lovely green gingham card from kanban and some linen paper in blue for the matting and layering, and of course no card would be complete without my beloved nestie's lol in this case my ovals,

i tore my special dovecraft textured card for the backing paper,

as you can see this card was for an 18th which i hand drew and cut out, anyone who knows my crafty style well will know i love faux stitching on my cards and its not often they dont have any on lol, this card was no exception,

i used my promarkers for the image and popped some stickles around the oval for a bit extra bling, finished with some navy ribbon and card candy and job done,

Pollycraft - the great outdoors
Cupcake - pick a cupcake challenge (numbers on "No 29")

Paperplay - summer
Dream valley - summer theme

Here come the boys - sporty ( fishing is a sport but perhaps not in this chaps style lol)

One stop - summertime

Hope you like it? i have a couple of other cards to show you soon so keep a looking out,

and dont forget we have a new challenge on at creative craft challenges, and a new addy so pop over take a look and check you have our correct address lol,