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Tuesday, 29 March 2011

Bookmark it with creative craft challenges

We are looking for bookmarks guys, wether it be on a card or an actual bookmark, anything goes as long as we can see a bookmark, feel free to use any stash you like,

We are being sponsored by 2 different companies for this challenge. 1. little claires

and 2.crafty ribbons

I am having serious internet problems so cannot show you my bookmartk as its not letting me upload it,so pop over to creative craft challenges and have a nosey lol


Sunday, 27 March 2011

A notebook for a friend

Well here is a notebook i made last week at craft club, we were using our bind it alls, and i didnt have alot of time, so made a small 3x3 note book,

ive left it fairly plain as i think too much on a small notebook makes them look a bit to fussy,

I love the way it looks when you put bits of ribbon on the binds as well,

hope you like it xx


Thursday, 24 March 2011

No extra layers on this one

Ive been otherwise engaged recently
My 5 year old went in for a daycase operation yesterday so we have been getting him prepared and now he is a bit sore and off school for a few days,
he had both eyes sorted as he had squints.
Here is a card i made other night so here it is, im going to enter it into a few challenges it fits into.
Challenges entered **
  1. Paperplay ~ distressing
  2. Crafty creations ~ in stitches
  3. Crafts and me ~ anything goes
  4. ABC challenge ~ Q for quilting or sewing


  • 7x5 card blank
  • american arts stamp
  • promarkers
  • sakura
  • stamping up stamps
  • pokey tool for faux stitching
  • brilliance inks for distressing edges


Friday, 18 March 2011

cardmadfairy's digi days ~ challenge 3 back to nature

We are back with a new challenge at cardmadfairy's digi days and it is exactly what it says on the tin or even the post title lol

We are looking for BACK TO NATURE so let your creative juices flow and see what you can come up with, here is my card using one of our sponsor bugaboos digital imagesbugaboo are offering 7 digi's to the lucky winner My card recipe*
  • milly moo digi from bugaboo
  • promarkers
  • glossy accents
  • sugar and spice papers
  • flower charms
  • silver twine
  • green card stock
  • green gems
  • stickles
  • butterfly embossed die, ??marrrianes not sure as given to me by a friend lol
  • 6x6 card blank

Challenges i will enter*

im off to london today so see you later


Thursday, 17 March 2011

another one for you

Well im truly hooked on cas cards lol, you will be seeing pretty papers again though soon i promise lol,
I made this card for my sister from my bro, she will be 21 in few months and im trying to get her cards done, not sure why ive gone with the "key to the door" theme lol she has had one for ages.
Challenges **
  1. DYSU ~ add a bow
  2. Charisma ~ to die for (martha stewart punch and die cut sentiment)
  3. MTTC ~ add a key
  4. ASC ~ anything goes


  • 5x5 card blank
  • die cut sentiment from craftworkcards
  • key charm from meiflower
  • blue card stock
  • silver thread
  • stickles
  • white grossgrain ribbon
  • liquid pearls


Wednesday, 16 March 2011

Im lovin doing these CAS cards, so effective as well i think

I was so chuffed to have been given some extra free time yesterday, my sister took the kids as she does most tuesdays after school and i had already done my days jobs so had few hours free time!!! so of course what did i do? go on have a guess lol......yep thats right i crafted, and seeing as my sky box is broken i had no telly so i put on a dvd. so whilst i crafted and caught up on a few dt jobs i watched full monty lol, its an awesome film dont you think? i just love british humour dont you????
Anyway back to the card lol, ive recently got into doing the clean and simple designed cards, and im hooked, now dont get me wrong im still crazy into all my stash but these are lovely dont you think?
I want to enter this card into a few challenges if i may,
  1. ABC ~ Q for quote
  2. PTW ~ trio tastic
  3. One stop ~ clean and simple


  • 5x5 card blank
  • flower stamp from american company not sure of name
  • brilliance ink pearlised rust for stamps and edges
  • do crafts mini buttons
  • stampin up sentiments
  • sakura glaze pen for stitching
  • pokey tool for stitching

And thats it, hope you like it? i have made a couple of cards similar to this will show them separately

hugs xxx


Monday, 14 March 2011

another nephew card for you

here is another card for another of my nephews lol, dont have many then they all come at once lol,I didnt have alot of time so its a bit rushed as you can see,
Im going to enter this into 3 challenges
  1. incy wincy ~ for the boys
  2. OSAAT ~ glitter and gems
  3. CES ~ men only


  • liquid pearls
  • digital image
  • stickles
  • peeloff
  • dovecraft gem brads
  • swiss dots ambossing cuttlebug folder
  • blue card stock


Sunday, 13 March 2011

lacy lovelies at creative craft challenges

Another challenge is upon us at creative craft challenges and this time we are looking for lace,

we have some fabulous sponsors for this one too,
we are fantastically lucky to be able to offer lots of fab stuff,
robyns fetish are offering some lucky person digi's for being number 1 in our new top 3

create with tlc are giving us a voucher for thier store worth $12.00

And last but by no means least imag'e'nation are giving us a whopping £40 worth of peel offs with a wallet to put them in,

Here is my card.....

  • sugar and spice papers
  • lace
  • cardmadfairy digi
  • craftwork cards sentiment
  • stickles
  • promarkers
  • prima and fabric flowers
  • 6x6 card blank
  • pearlised dark blue/gold card stock
  • 3 in woodware circle punch
  • jewel/jem brads


  1. Wild orchid ~ punch it out
  2. Occ ~ fabulous fabric
  3. Simon says stamps ~ anything goes
  4. my time to craft ~ jewels
  5. OSAAT ~ glitter and gems


Wednesday, 9 March 2011

a card for my nephew

It was my nephews birthday the other day, he turned 7 but he is going on 17 lol, also he likes mythical creatures so i went with the dragon lol obvious choice but there you go,

the layout is fairly straight forward but wanted to keep it simple,

I love this digi its from stampin dragon designs

Challenges **

  1. Simon says ~ anything goes
  2. OLLCB ~ its a mans thing (boys in my case hope thats ok)
  3. The crafty pad ~ use ribbon
  4. DYSU ~ just green it
  5. Lothian crafts ~ bright colours (the green is bright hope that still counts)


  • dovecraft basics II papers
  • stamping dragon designs digi
  • promarkers
  • stickles
  • oval nesties
  • brown ribbon from meiflower
  • craftwork cards sentiment and candy
  • sakura pens

i do hope he likes it, i posted it this morning so we shall see xxx


Tuesday, 8 March 2011

My new living room from what it was to what it is now

So here we have it , we had a chimney breast here what hubby took outThen he plastered it over, i helped a little lol
It took days of prepping ready for wallpaper, and here it is!!!!
very bold i know but the other walls are plain,
The mirrir was an extravagant buy but we both love it, its a metre square so quite large

The cabinets are from ikea,

what do you think????


My mothers day card for Mum an my first twisted easel

I have seen alot of these new twisted easel cards and after seeing a friend make one last week i really wanted to have a go at one,
**So here it is**
What do you think? not too bad hey for a first try, Recipe **
  • 6x6 card blank
  • blue pastel card stock
  • prima flowers
  • lace border punch martha stewart
  • silver liquid pearls
  • craft work cards card candy
  • dovecraft gem brads
  • gorjuss girls image
  • promarkers
  • oval plain and scalloped nesties
  • blue ink for blending edges


  1. Incy wincy ~ pastels
  2. Totally papercrafts ~ pearls and lace (liquid pearls and lace punch)
  3. Charisma ~ four legged friends
  4. C.R.A.F.T ~ mothersday


Monday, 7 March 2011

My bro in laws card

I know im gonna sounds soooo horrible as i write this lol but its the truth, i hardly see my bro in law an his wife as my hubby and him arent too close,

So i didnt want to go to too much effort and use my best stash
( i know i can hear you all gasp at my selfishness but really have you never done that before not even once lol)
However i didnt want to make a BAD card lol,Now as you can see its a definate CAS card if ever you saw one, but i did put some thought into it as he likes his sports,I thought id choose basic pastel colours and pop a bit of faux stitching on and leave it at that,


  • dovecraft papers
  • sakura white glsze pen
  • blue thin card stock
  • stamped sentiment was from a craft fayre and was a second but stamped out fine i thought? no brand on it,
  • craftwork card candy
  • 5x5 card blank

Challenges entered **

  1. Less is more ~ pastels
  2. OLLCB ~ its a man thing
  3. Incy wincy ~ pastels

what do you think lol,

Sunday, 6 March 2011

Mothers Birthday card

I made this card for my mums birthday, i wanted to make it nice and special for her, so i got my alphabet dies out which i havent used for such a long time, i was thinking of selling them, but seeing them on here makes me wander if i should lol,To show you better close up i put stickles on the MUM and once dry i popped on my fave thing in my stash at the mo which is my glossy accents,
And this sketch is my own design as well, which they are using over at trimcraft for the current sketch challenge.
  • Greeting farm anya stamp
  • promarkers
  • sizzix alphabet dies
  • stickles
  • glossy accents
  • dovecraft basics part 2 paper pack
  • lilac pearlescent papers
  • faux stitching with paper piercer and sakura
  • paper celler adhesive paper lace
  • white grossgrain ribbon
  • dove craft gem brads
  • oval nesties in plain and scallop
  • 6x6 scallop card blank

Challenges entered*

  1. The crafty pad ~ Use a ribbon
  2. Papertake weekly ~ Anything goes

I hope you like my card for today, i have another to share with you but havent quite put the finishing touches on yet so watch this space.


Friday, 4 March 2011

Challenge 3 at cardmadfairy's digi days

Its our third challenge over at cardmadfairy's digi days and boy are they all going well, jenni Aka the fairy has some amazing digi's to work with, the one ive used this time is called all dressed up and she is one of my faves, as you can probably tell lol,
Maybe you can tell what our theme is this time??

We are being sponsored by stamp and doodle this time who offer some fab stamps

Recipe **
  • All dressed up cardmadfairy's creation
  • BP's from craft fayre no brand
  • craftwork cards sentiment
  • oval nesties
  • paper flowers from trimmie
  • white gross grain
  • craftwork cards candy
  • stickles
  • promarkers
  • glossy accents
  • white sakura pens
  • pink card stock
  • 6x6 scallop card blank

Challenges entered **

  1. ABC~ p is for pink
  2. Passion for promarkers ~ sugar rush (girly)