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Wednesday, 31 August 2011

Cardmadfairy's digi days - Add some flowers

And doesnt time fly we are on another challenge over at Cardmadfairy's digi days and yep its all about flowers !!! although dont forget you HAVE to use a digi somewhere on your creation, I chose to keep the main focus on the digi of jenny's which is flowers, the rest of the card is understated but without being too plain?? hope thats what came out of it lol

Its a simplistic design using my cuttlebug embossing folder, along with some pale lilac ribbon some card candy and my promarkers, then of course my double scalloped martha stewart edged punch, the paper is a lovely pearly shimmery purple.

I wanted to show you jenny's latest digi design on my cards but time has not been kind this week lol so i thought id show you them anyway, they are our prize as well for this challenge, remember that jenny's doesnt charge alot for these digis and they are amazing

I am entering this into a few challenges as well guys
Crafty catz - monochromatic(shades of purple) / Cute card thurs - a pinch an a punch
Charisma - anything goes / Fab n funky - embossing / I love promarkers - anything goes

Passion for promarkers - anything goes / Creative card crew - anything goes.

Hope to see you there xxx


DDCC #128 photo inspiration

We have a lovely theme for this challenge and you have to go from 2 piccies for your inspiration, i chose this one!!! to see the other one pop over to dutch dare and of course to see if you are a winner and to see the Dt's projects for you, Here is my card using a lovely digi from our sponsors crafty sentiments

Frontal view
i chose lots of bronzes and burgundy's for mine with a splash of colour

Its on a rectangle scalloped card from samual taylors,

I am entering this into a couple challenges if i may,

I love promarkers-anything goes / Creative card crew-anything goes

My time to bloom-in full bloom / One stop craft-anything but clever


Tuesday, 30 August 2011

New challenge and a DT call

Over at creative craft challenges

We have lost some amazing girls of late so we are having a dt call,

all you have to do to apply is email us at


with 3-5 pieces of your best work

a little info about yourself

what other if any dts you are already on

and of course be able to commit to us for a 6 month term.


Our challenge for this fortnight is


use a charm on your project guys and thats it!!

here is my card using a stitchy digi
I would like to enter into the following challenges
Passion for promarkers - anything goes / Creative card crew - anything goes
Stamptacular - divatacular / Anything goes - tv film inspired (gi jane)
Totally gorgeous - as you like it / Charisma - glitter it

Have a lovely day everyone xxx


Thursday, 25 August 2011

Time for a bubble bath

I bought this embossing folder from my last craft fayre i think it was a creative expressions?????

i loved it when i saw it and had to have a play, this stamp was a friend of mines cant remember what brand sorry

I used my promarkers sparingly on this but still think it looks ok?? The only other stuff i popped on to this is some cerise pink card, ribbon and lots of stickles on the bubble and job done,

Challenges for this card

Digi's with attitude - anything goes / Charisma - glitter it / Truly scruptious - rocked up pink
Passion for promarkers - no backing papers


Wednesday, 24 August 2011

wowzers AMAZING candy

Wow have you ever seen so much paper !!!!!!!! 1000 sheets

there is some other fantastic candy to over here you really ought to pop over and have a look, a great blog too This candy is open till 23rd september xxxx


another easel card....Boy i do love those things lol

This card was made for a ladies 70th birthday, one of my mums friends asked me to make her this and she wanted an easel card in this shape, they are soo lovely but tricky to shape the rest of the papers that way,I used one of my art deco style stamps i have and my laura ashley papers which dont get out often, i just felt they matched so well on this occasion lol My other bits an bobs that i used where my martha stewart doily lace punch and my oval nesties, plus these gorgeous flowers in a mixture of peaches,pinks and whites with a lovely pink gem in the centre, also i have this lovely peace of pale pink lace which seemed perfect
all the papers are shimmery and pearly, and then i just used silver peeloffs for the sentiments,

Challenges entered

Papertake weekly - dies to die for / My time to craft - here come the girls

I hope she will like it, ill find out today or tomorrow if she didnt lol xx


Monday, 22 August 2011

congratulations, your a star

Yesterday i was asked to make a card for this coming friday!!!! yikes, it is for a congrats on exam card, i was in a bit or a quandry as i dont really have any stash for that and wasnt sure what design to use, so i used rozzy's sketch from our trimmie challenge and went from there,Its actually a very simple card as i havent used any DP's at all just my metallic dcwv matt stack and some lovely burgundy card stock, and my newest fave punch from martha stewart which is this fabby star norder punch, its so versatile, i had already coloured this fab fella from greeting farm in and is what i took my colour scheme from as i didnt want another male blue or brown card lol, tha tag digi is a stitchy one, as per my usual choice i used stickles all around the edges.


I have entered this little fella into the following challenegs

Ooh la la - no backing paper / Poodles parlour - anything goes(2nd entry)

I love promarkers - easel card(3rd entry) / Cards for men - anything goes (2nd entry)

I do hope they like this card it was a bit of a quickie lol


A little humour

My mum takes my cards to her local pub as the folks there like to buy handmade, well they have asked me to make more humourous ones so here is one of them, i have loads of those stamps think they are creative expressions??????


This is ethel and her bathing suit lol

I coloured her in first on one of my evenings with my promarkers so when i made the card i used corresponding colours on it, i dont often use yellows but the card seemed to need yellow lolI want to enter this one into the following challenges

Craft your passions away - they said what / Crafty calendar - hot colours

A spoonful of sugar - happy birthday

I have some more to show you later if i get the time, my little boys want to wander over to field opposite our house with thier bikes so will be off in a bit,


Friday, 19 August 2011

cardmadfairy's digi days ~ Buttons and a DT CALL

crikey what a busy week ive had here at the house of tomlinson lol, my boys are driving me insane and i mean that quite literally lol,

Ive been on my diet again for 5 days and its horrid lol no chips/takeaway and whats worse is no wine lol,

ive been going to the gym and doing fitness classes as well and today will be my 4th session of the week, im determined to get fitter for my boys and hopefully drop at least 1 dress size.

wish me luck lol.

Anyway onto the matters at hand as i can see im starting to drivel on

Its another challenge over at cardmadfairy's digi days and this time we are looking for...........


here is my card for the challenge, i chose to make a easel card with lots of pretty blues and greens for a change, you cant see it but i also added icycle stickles around the edges but unfortunately hasnt shown up well.

I put some of my stampin up twine in the buttons as its super thin and very strong, and only cost me £3.75 for loads of it lol, the papers are also from stamping up, ive joined a su club so expect to see much more of there stuff on my creations lol,i am entering this into

Poodles parlour - anything goes / Craft us crazy - anything goes / I love promarkers - easel card (2nd entry) / Papertake weekly - eyes down look in (bingo) ive chosen ribbon/buttons and free which ill say twine / Totally gorgeous - round and round (i have loads of circles on my card) /A spoonful of sugar - birthday /blo Anything goes challenge g - birthdays an celebrations

please pop by and see if your one of our fabby winners from our summer challenge and of course to see our Dt cards, also we have a DT CALL open at the minute as we are looking for 2 new dt member as the lovely audrey has had to step down due to personal reasons we wish her the best of luck and will still see her around blog land, audrey has been with us all since the beginning.


Thursday, 18 August 2011

DDCC # 126 a sketch for you

We have a new sketch challenge up for you at dutch dare today, however the lovely kelley has had a technical error so the post will be going up a little late, however here is mine as if i dont do it now im likely to forget lol,

Here is a card i was asked to make and finished it in time for todays challenge, i chose to make a twisted easel card in lots of pretty pinks.

I mixed up about 4 different types of flowers and stickled them up, and kept the papers fairly simple apart from 1 style of DP, my take on the sketch is slightly different which you will notice if you pop over and have a look at the blog, why dont you pop over see if your a winner from our last challenge and keep checkin in over there as kelly will be posting the sketch and challenge deets as soon as she can.

Id like to enter a few challenges with this card
Fab n funky - stitch in time (faux stitching)
I love promarkers - easel card (twisted)
Fussy and fancy - use a lot of embellishments at least 3 (ribbon/flowers/ribbon sliders)
Incy wincy - recipe challenge
Paper playtime - anything goes


Wednesday, 17 August 2011

happy 60th birthday card

I made this card for a friends husbands 60th birthday, his fave stuff is beer lol and he still acts like a 20 year old so i thought this very appropriate lol, i have had this kenny K digi for ages and i love him, so i dug him out and gave hime some life.I left the design quite plain as i do with alot of my male cards lol as they just dont appreciate it as much as the ladies lol (well most of them)Those fabby nesties were sent to me by a dear trimmie friend so im not sure which style they are, for the ribbon detail i just popped a loose not in before i stuck it down, of course my promarkers coloured in the funky image which is called cheers dude,

and to finish off i put platinum stickles all around the edges which has a fabulous sparkle.

Challenges entered

Crafts and me - blues or blues/greens
My time to craft - G is for ( guy/glitter)

Cards for men - anything goes

Kenny K - summer sparkle ( what does any fella enjoy in the summer more than a beer)
Totally papercrafts - food and drink (i went with drink)

What do you think? the lady who asked for it said it was perfect for him and he liked it too.


Tuesday, 16 August 2011

Anything but a card ar creative craft challenges, and dont forget to check all our winners it maybe you!!!!

Hello folks

its been a real busy few days here and my house still looks like a tip, sorry this post is a bit late, i didnt schedule it and got a early surprise visitor so hasnt been done till now,

We have a new challenge at creative craft challenges and its a tricky one for some folks if like me you tend to make mostly cards lol,


so get your thinking caps on and join us, we have lots of winners from last challenge perhaps you should pop by see who they are? you never know it could be you or oone of your bloggy buddies

here is a A5 birthday book i made form scratch
and iwill be adding an altered item later as well

I am entering thisBirthday book into a few challenges that i think it applies to

Lothian crafts - Anything goes, Allsorts - Anything but a card, The crafty pad - cute and girly, Crafty sentiments - die cuts/punches, C.R.A.F.T - gifts

Hope you like it, it takes me ages to make these as all the pages are individually decorated too, ill try find some piccies of those for you too later if i remember.

hugs xx


Saturday, 13 August 2011

Im back and got a surprise waiting for me too

Well folks IM BACK lol, we went to dorset camping for the week with frineds and family and it was great, the kids had a blast, we did lots of fun things, some of which im going to show you,

But firstly here is my surprise lol, i got in the top 5 for passion for promarkers!!!!!!

how fab is that!!!

P4P is one of my fave challenge blogs for my promarkers and i try to enter as often as i can so it was a real treat to come in top 5


Here are some of my piccies for you

Here are the boys chilling by our tent, one of our few moments of sibling bliss lol
Alex has wanted to go in the water bubblez for ages and finally got his wish....just look at him go
And another first for alex, he got a real go on a pony, and he even wore the hat which i thought he wouldnt want to,

Kyle wanted in on the action as well so he went with daddy to stroke the horses, he particularly liked bentley,

And here are my 3 boys sharing ice creams on the beach

and again at another beach the one in poole, it wasnt too warm but we all went for a stroll and alex felt compelled to make a sand angel lol,

On our last day we went to farmer palmers market where the boys loved petting the animals, especially this little lamb which kept following them

Im hoping to get back to my desk soon, its difficult of course while the kids are of school though


Thursday, 4 August 2011

Its summertime at Cardmadfairy's digi days

We are on another great challenge at Cardmadfairy's digi days and if you hadnt guessed its all about summer,

Here is my card of course using one of the cardmadfairy's digi's

Its nnot often i use oranges and yellows but thought it was appropriate for this card,i would like to enter this into a couple challenges

Stamp something - Summer
Incy Wincy - monochromatic colours (at least 80%)

Allsorts - free and easy wk114

please pop by and say hello, and of course have a nosey and see who our winner is of the last never know it could be you


Wednesday, 3 August 2011

For the kids at DDCC

I cant believe how fast its going being on the dutch dare DT, im loving it and this must be my 4th or so challenge now, how time flies when your having fun hey,

The challenge this time is For the kids!!!! so there you go make a card for a kid wether it be birthday get well anything you like,

We are being sponsored by meljens this time i have used one of thier digi's on my card Here is my card i have been in a purple mood lately as you will probably notice lol
Frontal view

I used some old stash for this one

my kids dovecraft papers ive had for about 3 years lol
some pearlised purple paper
silver gems
martha stewart punch
white sakura pen
6x6 scallop card blank
prima flowers
paper roses
pale pink satin ribbon
meljen digi image

Crafts and me - anything goes
Passion for promarkers - hugs and kisses
Papertake weekly - anything goes
Charisma - bingo (flowers/gems/circles)

isnt she a cutie and that puddy cat is being cuddled to bits lol