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Monday, 31 January 2011

Digi days goes live 4th feb..............with candy

For those who havent yet been over and had a nosey, here is a reminder, there is a new challenge blog on the block which goes live on the 4th feb............. we are predominantly a digi blog,but you dont have to use cardmadfairy digi's however if you do an extra entry will be yours.I am proud to be on the DT for jenni who is running this challenge blog, jenni draws her own digital images which we will be using on our designs, if your one of the few who havent seen them you really should she has some fabby digi's and stamps.
To celebrate the new challenge blog jenny has put together a gorge candy,so get on over there and have a look and keep your eyes peeled for the 4th.

Saturday, 29 January 2011

a handmade flower card

When i went to the nec in november i saw meiflower do a demo on making these lovely flowers, so i thought "that looks like fun"
You had to used waxed cord and a button as you can see and keep making loops and stick the pieces down with sticky tape,
Here is my efforts...
I am entering this into a few challenges as well
  1. Allsorts ~ saving nature ( old button was cut off from a jumper)
  2. Totally gorgeous ~ as you like it ( i am a crazy fan of ribbon)
  3. Crafty catz ~ flowers
  4. Paperplay ~ layer it up (the flower is in 3 layers and the card is in 3d too)
  5. Tip top ~ fabulous flowers

To make this card i used

  • kanban patterned card made into a a5 card blank
  • stampin up gross grain ribbon
  • card candy
  • liac card stock
  • waxed cord in black and purple
  • old button from ruined jumper
  • oval scallop and plain nesties
  • brilliance purple pearlescent ink
  • clear glitter sakura pen

Id like to remind folks about my birthday candy as well, i have extra sponsored prizes too,please check out this post for details


Thursday, 27 January 2011

A candy coming soon so keep popping by

As my blogoversary is coming up in a few weeks and i have a big birthday card comign up i am going to do a blog candy, there will be a decent stash of prizes on offer for 1 lucky winner,

i will post details of my blog candy in a day or two so please come back,


a craft club goody bag card

It was tracy's turn to host a goody bag swap this week and she added a little twist, a goody bag is basically adding the same stash in for everyone and then you make your cards and we can see how different they all are using same stuff, except this time tracey did a swap shop type challenge this time,
This card is made with an a6 card blank,
im going to enter a few challenges;
  1. Crafty sentiments ~ my fave things ( ribbons and my glamour dust)
  2. DYSU ~ patterned papers
  3. Charisma ~ valentines/love
  4. OLLCB ~ 3 things

Of course telling you the stash is not gonna work on this card as ive no idea where it all came lol.


Wednesday, 26 January 2011

isnt she gorjuss

I was asked to make a card for a friends daughter, she will be 9 and of course just loves girly pinks, i made this for her i do hope they like it? As you can see its an easel card..i do so much love these cards but id love to have ago at the new type a twisted easel but no idea how to make one of those lol I am entering this card into a few challenges;
  1. Passion for promarkers ~ let it shine (glitter on the flowers/charm and shiny candy)
  2. Ollcb ~ 3 of a kind (bunches of 3 flowers)
  3. The crafty pad ~ something girly
  4. One stop craft challenge ~ more than one fold (easel card)
  5. Glitterbabes ~ anything goes with sparkle (glittered flowers)
  6. DYSU ~ pink

I do soo lurve pink cards and i have so much pink stash its crazy lol

Recipe *

  • gorjuss girl stamp
  • promarkers
  • stickles for flowers
  • glossy accents
  • card candy
  • martha stewart deep vine border punch
  • white and silver ribbon
  • jump rings
  • teddy bear charm from meiflower
  • oval scallop and plain oval nesties
  • sakura pens
  • dovecraft basics paper stack
  • pink card stock
  • button from stash
  • peel offs for sentiment
  • paper flowers from trimmie

And there you have it, i hope you lik todays offering xxx


Friday, 21 January 2011

do you need any valentines digi's? ooh and some candy

Well guys as im sure you may have read from previous posts i have been accepted as part of a new dt over at digi days, the blog starts on the 4th feb and to celebrate we have a massive candy,

Jenni has some fabulous digital images that would be great for valentines day and guess what???only 99p each!!!!!!!


Thursday, 20 January 2011

A fabulous candy draw over at cardmadfairy's digi days new challenge blog

As ive posted about before we have a new challenge blog coming our way on the 4th FEB

and to celebrate this fabulous new blog the owner and creator of the digital stamps jenni is giving away a amazing candy to those who comment on the post!! yes thats it thats all we want you to do,

Of course it would be nice if you could become a follower and perhaps even pop the challenge blog in your blog roll but thats just my suggestion lol,

Here is a piccie of the candy but in addition to all this scrummy stuff jenni is also offering her newest release digi's which you will see when we go live on the 4th FEB


Happy birthday marshall

Its my half brothers birthday and yep ya guessed it he is 5 lol,
I left the card fairly plain as thought the shape did most of the work? what do you think?I am entering this into a few challenges
Which are;
  1. Charisma ~ magic numbers ( the card is the number hope that still fits the theme lol)
  2. Penny's ~ anything goes
  3. Creative cottage ~ shaped cards
  4. Cards for men ~ celebrations
  5. Stamptacular ~ anything but a square
  6. Totally papercrafts ~ happy birthday

The recipe**

  • hand drawn and cut number 5
  • a5 card blank
  • lotv stamp
  • promarkers
  • peel offs
  • paper from digi pack not sure which though im afraid

I do hope marshall likes it bless him,


Wednesday, 19 January 2011

such a cutie

I wanted to make a card other than thanks and birthdays which i have made alot of recently so here is a new baby card i have made,

Gosh i have been sooo busy of late, as im really getting into jewellery making now as well, and ive had a few commisions recently so my challenges except my dt work has been a bit hit and miss lol,

Anywho id like to enter this card into the following challenges pretty please
  1. Fab n funky ~ animal magic
  2. CCW ~ cute and cuddly
  3. OSAAT ~ New (new baby)
  4. Stamp something ~ anything goes
  5. Paperplay ~ cutie patootie
  6. Crafty calendar ~ new beginnings
  7. Stampin for the weekend ~ new and blue (new baby)


  • digi papers
  • woodware stamps
  • buttons from stash
  • martha stewart double edge punch
  • lemon ribbons from stash
  • bazzil card stock
  • inks and sakuras


Tuesday, 18 January 2011

Monochromatic madness

We have a new challenge ready over at creative craft challenges and its all in the title

we are looking for all those mono projects,

And we have some amazing sponsors for you again,Whiff of joy are giving a lucky winner one of their newest releases....nora blowing bubblesAnd we have the fabby digi's with attitudeHere is my door hanger using a DWA grumpy gretchen digi
I would like to enter my door hanger into a few challenges if i may

  1. Cute card thurs ~ monochrome
  2. Pear tree ~ free for all (max 2 entries each)
  3. CES ~ no designer papers
  4. Dutch dare ~ all stitched up


  • grumpy gretchen DWA digi
  • promarkers
  • door hanger hand drawn and cut out
  • purple card stock and papers
  • sakura pens
  • prima flower
  • martha stewart punch
  • clear gems
  • hand written sentiment
  • card candy
  • peel offs

and thats it folks, why not pop over and have a look at the other dt projects


Wednesday, 12 January 2011

such a cutie

here is a card ive made using a gorguss girl stamp, isnt she adorable?
I chose to do bright summery colours, the colouring didnt work out as planned but think its passable lol,I have entered this card into a few challenges as it fots a few themes,
  1. Fab n funky ~ lets get warm and toasty
  2. Tip top tuesdays ~ anything goes
  3. Oh la la ~ bling it on
  4. One stop ~ card for a child


  • papers from a swap
  • gorjuss girls stamp
  • promarkers
  • martha stewart double scallop edge punch
  • craft work cards sentiment/card candy
  • gold coloured gems
  • lace
  • circle scallop nesties
  • lemon card stock
  • brilliance ink

Whilst im here i want to remind everyone about a new challenge blog on the block, DIGI DAYS starts on the 4th feb, and all who become followers get the chance to win a candy,

link in my sidebar xxx


Monday, 10 January 2011

My mojo has definately come back to me !!!!

I am on a roll!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I have regained my mojo big time lol, i have made 5 cards in 2 days, of course this is evenings when my sprogs are in bed,

Isnt she just adorable!!

I have made this card for several challenges as follows:

  1. One stop craft challenge ~ card for a child
  2. Totally gorgeous ~ the sketch
  3. Secret crafter ~ tons of texture
  4. Oh la la ~ bling it on
  5. CES ~ all creatures great and small
  6. Just magnolia ~ anything goes
  7. Fab n funky ~ anything goes

I really liked doing this card, as i enjoyed the sketch and think i will use it over and over,


  • craftwork cards papers/sentiment/card candy and ribbon
  • Magnolia image
  • promarkers
  • glossy accents
  • charm from ebay
  • shimmery purple card stock
  • sakura pens
  • martha stewart double scallop edge punch
  • 6x6 scallop card blank


here is the lovely madelynn

Now sorry for the low lighting!! i used my daylight lamp as well grrrrrr,
I have been wanting this madelynn stamp for ages and ages so a lovely friend of mine stamped me a couple till i get this for myself, isnt she beautiful,
I am going to enter her into the following challenges;
  1. Peartree ~ circles
  2. Cupcake ~ something new (buttons)
  3. The crafty pad ~ birthdays
  4. Secret crafter ~ tons of texture


  • basics dovecraft papers
  • the greeting farm madelynn stamped image
  • craftwork cards sentiment
  • lace
  • pink and blue card stock
  • promarkers
  • oval scalloped nesties
  • glossy accents
  • white sakura pen
  • woodware buttons,


A little reminder and a blog candy

Hi guys for those who dont already know, there is a new challenge blog on its way

cardmadfairy's Digi days

YAY you can never have to many challenge blogs can you? jenni aka cardmadfairy is launching her own digi based challenge blog which will go live on the 4th feb 2 days before my birthday.

we also have a blog candy up for grabs so why not pop over and become a follower and why your there pop us on your blog roll so you can keep up to date with all the fun,

xxx Hope to see you there xxx


Friday, 7 January 2011

anya goes shopping

Now these pictures where a mare to take, no matter where i did them, i used my day light lamp as well grrrr,
I was in a pink and black kinda mood can ya tell lol?
I followed quite a few challenges for this, well a few for me anyway,
  1. Totally gorgeous ~ someone special (made for my neice)
  2. Sketch sat ~ the sketch
  3. My time to craft ~ up in the air
  4. papertake weekly ~ anything goes
  5. Creative craft world ~ anything goes
  6. Fab n funky ~ anything goes
  7. The creative cottage ~ something new (butterfly)
  8. Charisma ~ birthday/celebration


  • greeting farm anya stamp
  • papers from stash
  • marianna butterfly die
  • craftwork cards sentiment and card candy
  • promarkers
  • stickles
  • glossy accent
  • sakura pens
  • pink card stock
  • pearl orchid brilliance ink
  • 6x6 in card blank from samuel taylors


Thursday, 6 January 2011

getting into it now

As all the festivities are finished now and kids back at school im getting back into my crafting again Yipeeeeeeeeeee lol, i have made a few cards so far this year so im super pleased,
This one i have just made and i thought i would use lovely summery colours as its so dreary and cold outside, its plain and simple as ive followed a few challenges for this one,and they are:
  1. Cute card thursday ~ out with the old (an old digi and ribbon)
  2. Paperplay ~ clean and simple
  3. Crafts and me ~ paper tearing
  4. Fab 'n' funky ~ anything goes
  5. Sketch and stash ~ sketch (old digi and new papers) they also have a dt call on for 2 members at the moment

So they are the challenges ive followed, i try to incorporate a few at a time if i can but dont like to go over board as i like to make new cards for other challenges as it gets my creative juices flowing,


  • dovecraft textured card
  • making memories paper stack
  • april digi from cardmadfairy creations
  • white wide ribbon from the papermill
  • nesties borrowed from a good friend so not sure of name
  • card candy
  • sakura white and orange pens for faux stitching

What do you think???

the digi is super cute isnt it, pop over to cardmadfairy creations take a look at her digi site, very competitive prices and lovely to colour in.


Wednesday, 5 January 2011

Some exciting news

Well i can formally announce that there is a new challenge blog on the way for which im happily on the DT woohooooooo,
Jenni Aka cardmadfairy's creations has been busily working away on her digital designs which can be found here,
And will be launching her own challenge blog on the.................................... 4th of feb
There will be a blog candy for 1 lucky winner as well so watch this space, in fact why not pop over become a follower and put the blog on your blog roll so you dont miss out on any fun,

Tuesday, 4 January 2011

A great big thankyou

I have made this thankyou card for my MIL for helping us out at christmas time, i coloured the image in ages ago and really wanted her to take her place, i didnt really know what to do for my layout, but think it came together ok??
what do you think?

The picture hasnt really shown of the blues and green very well has it but still i must admit i like this card,

I used very little for this really but still i dont think it looks too plain?


  • K an co papers
  • craftwork cards sentiment and card candy
  • sugar nelli stamp (gorjuss girls - sent with love)
  • martha stewart double edged lace border punch
  • handcut tag
  • blue card stock
  • 6x6 card blank
  • star dust stickles for edges
  • princess charm
  • jump rings
  • fabric/silk flowers from stash
  • silver ribbon from meiflower
  • eyelets made with cropodile
  • pearl gems
  • promarkers

Now onto the challenges

Im hoping to get back with a bang now all the festivities are done with, and excited about my DT position over at craftmadfairy creations which will start soon so watch this space.

also creative craft challenges which i run has some new sponsors for 2011 along with many of our current sponsors so it looks like being a fabby year.


New years resolutions for creative craft challenges

Well hello folks and if i havent already said it lol Happy new year

we are starting up with the obvious choice over at creative craft challenges today,

~~~ New years resolutions ~~~

And we have 2 fab sponsors

Good hey

here is my new years resolution card, as you can tell im hoping to get back into my diet i did so well last year for the first half then sorta stopped without realising lol

Please pop over and see the other dt's fab work and all details xxx

Im going to enter this into a couple of challenges,

  1. paper sundaes ~ something new (new digi image)
  2. Creative inspirations ~ something new


Sunday, 2 January 2011

Happy birthday to my little fella (belated)

How time flies!!!It was my eldest sons birthday yesterday (New years day) he was the ripe old age of .....5,

and if im honest i was sooo busy with christmas etc i forgot to make him a card!!! yikes

So i got out my stash and decided to make this card, its completely hand drawn and cut out by me so i was pleased by the outcome, its a little messy but it has some of my lads fave stuff on it,

I am entering this card into the following fab challenges

So thats my challenges list now what did i use to make this...

  • basics dovecraft papers
  • some odd girl digi image "kodi on skateboard"
  • various embellies from stash
  • hand drew card blank
  • lightening black brilliance ink
  • stardust stickles
  • promarkers