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Friday, 27 April 2012

Pick a Number

Good morning everyone, how are you all?
Its bloomin chucking it down here, how is it where you are??? if its beautifully sunny i dont want to know lol,
Anyway we have a new challenge for you at Cardmadfairy's Digi days today we hope you like it?
The theme is...........PICK A NUMBER
Here is my card for the challenge,
 Its a bit pink lol,
 i used this fabby digi of jennis isnt she cute lol and only 99p
 and here is the full pic of the card, the star and numbers are chipboards and the sentiment is from craftwork cards, and then i popped some gems on and paper flowers.

I would love to enter this into a few challenges
1. Crafty catz - Anything goes
2. The Poodles Parlour - Anything goes
3. Southern girls - Get your girly on
4. Pennies paper crafty - Happy birthday


Tuesday, 24 April 2012

Animal antics

Good afternoon folks, sorry this post is late ive been super busy and didnt schedule !!!!
we have a new challenge gone live today at Creative craft challenges and its a nice easy one for you this time,
we are as my header says looking for.................
we are being sponsored by 3 different amazing sponsors, and dependant on how many join us we may split the prizes up a bit???
i used a Bugaboo image as they are one of the sponsors,along with robyn fetish and joanna sheen!!!!!
I have made a bookmark, a nice simple design but pretty none the less lol
 Here is the whole piccie
Id like to enter my bookmark in to these challenges,
1, Chocolate,coffee and cards- Bingo (bottom row)
2, Paperplay - Animal antics

Monday, 23 April 2012

Something sexy for you

Good morning to all you lovely people!!!
we have a new challenge for you at Cards for men and its a great one (arent they all lol)
we are looking for lots of.......TEXTURE
so embossing/fibres/glitters etc etc etc the list goes on,
we are being sponsored by the amazing Kenny K who im sure your all familiar with as they are A-mazing!!!!!!
But if not you ought to pop over to thier shop and take a look

 I'm sure you're all familiar with the wonderful work of Kenny K's Shop but what about the man (and woman) behind those wonderful creations. Take a look here to see their journey,
Prize: 4 digis
I for one am a major fan of Kenny k images, ther are in my top 5 faves, i say 5 as ive a few companies i love to use,
anyway so for the TEXTURE challenge i have made this 7x5 card, and my texture is as follows
embossed paper/metal charm/ribbon/lots of stickles/metal brads/glossy accents,
so you see there are lots of ways to get texture on your cards or projects but remember they have to be for men or boys lol,
The papers are from the dressed up dcwv matt stack, they are gorgeous
Can you see all that lovely shimmer from the stickles???? i think it finishes of a card and i just love shiny bling stuff lol,

Id love to enter this card into a few challenges.....

1. Secret crafter - Inspired by a film (striptease)
2. Stampin for the weekend - Sparkle and shine
3. Cute card thursday - metallica (brads and charm)
4. Papertake weekly - A stitch in time
5. Crafty sentiments - Use a digi
6. Pile it on - Sparkle and shine
7. Stamptacular - Loaded with layers

i hope we see you at cards for men, and also dont forget to come back and see who the top 3 and winner is from our last challenge, xxx


Saturday, 21 April 2012

Here's what ive been upto !!!!! long post alert lol

Hi folks
i thought as id not shared many crafty things with you id share some other things instead, ive had my first large wedding invite order which has taken alot of time lol, ive only just managed to keep on top of my dt duties,
Anyway here is what ive been doing!!! alex and i made some double choc chip muffins sunday just gone, they didnt crack well on top but they tasted yummy!!!
 Here is a cheeky one of kyle who just turned 3, he goes to bed every night with nemo, which was alex's teddy since he was one, but kyle has grown extremely fond of him so alex gave it to him, isnt that lovely? nemo has to get a kiss and cuddle every night too,
Here is a piccie of my girls night out last weekend, we had a fabulous time, in particular me and my close friend ang as we love our cocktail pitchers lol, it was scrumptious but then at £18 a jug it should be lol,
Here is my hubby and me in the ice bar in london, which we went to in march for our anniversary, it was our 7th anniversary, but we have been together almost 13 years!!!! my where does the time go to hey???
Here is a pic of the funky glasses which are made of ice also, it was minus 7 degrees in the bar and all that purple in tha nack ground was ice too, it was amazing and we shall definately go again,
here is a fab pic of the bar, isnt it gorgeous???
and another of me and daniel,
Ok so if you are a clean freak you may want to avert your eyes lol, this is my eldests bedroom!!!! it was tidy when he went to bed, then when i went in to him the next morning this is what i found!!!!!
it took me over an hour to clean this up again, and some stern words with him to take better care of his things lol
I thought id show a little crafty pic of some of my new stamping up ribbons lol just to show you im here in spirit lol
 So if your still with me lol i know that was alot for you to look at but thought id share my last month with you lol, and boy where you lucky there could have been many more pics for you but i narrowed them down lol

Thursday, 19 April 2012

DDCC sketch challenge

Thank you to everyone for playing along with our Buttons and Bows challenge, great turnout and gorgeous creations.
We had the lovely Di's Digi Downloads as our sponsor and one lucky participant wins their choice of 5 images from Di's store.
please go to Dutch dare to check out the winner !!!!!
I have no creation for you this time as its not my week but thought id share the fab theme and sponsor anyway,

This week we have the ever fabulous Digi Doodle Shop as our lovely sponsor.
Digi Doodle Shop is the results of a mother and daughter’s love for the arts and crafts. It was started a little over 3 years ago with a little more than 100 stamps, and has since then grown to almost 500 stamps. Joy (the mother of this team) designs realistic images, while Judy (aka/daughter) loves the “fun side of life”, and create images with a cartoon flair. Having these two complimenting styles have enabled
DigiDoodle Shop to offer a wide variety of stamps.
It is a real honor and pleasure to sponsor this challenge, and we look forward to seeing all the amazing creations. We thank the design team for their incredible creations, and wish all the participants the very best of luck in this challenge.
Digi Doodle Shop has kindly offered a $10 voucher for one lucky winner.
We have a fantastic sketch for you this week and along with some great images provided for out DT from Digi Doodle shop, we have a wonderful array of inspiration for you.

Cant wait to see what you create using this fabby sketch xxx


Tuesday, 17 April 2012

my alex got a badge

bless him....i entered his easter card into a few challenges and he won this badge.....
 he is going to be so chuffed when i show hom after school, he puts soooo much effort into his crafting,  
isnt he a cheeky monkey lol, this was taken a couple weeks ago when i took him and his brother for a bike ride we had lots of fun,
sorry ive not had much blogging time this last week as im in the process of making wedding invites for a friends friend lol

Friday, 13 April 2012

May the sun shine upon you

Crikey these fridays dont half come round fast lol, its time for our fortnightly challenge over at Cardmadfairy's digi days and this time we are looking for............


so take that as you will and get creating lol, i chose to get my bind it all out as it hasnt seen the light of day for over 6 whole months maybe more, as typically its been freezing here this last week i thought id go with one of jenni's aka cardmadfairy's images that was well covered up and ready for anything, but of course it wouldnt be complete without the usual british hopes of sun so i printed out the sentiment and stuck it on there,
seeing as ive been in a greeny/aqua colour mood of late i thought why not continue lol, so the colours are white and aqua/green.
The rest of the cmfdd Dt have created some stunning pieces for you too and would be fab if you could pop by and have a look, also you may want to find out who the lucky top 3 and winner was from our last theme,
also guys we have some important news.......
Because we have had to say goodbye to a few members of our team recently we would like to announce a DT call at Cardmadfairy's Digi Days, it is open until the 27th of April and we're looking for a minimum of three new members. Everyone will be considered - we're interested in variety of styles and it doesn't matter whether you have had any previous DT experience or not. Just contact us at and include a link to your blog so we can visit for a peek. You will have to commit to making one project per fortnight and to help promote Cardmadfairy images by entering other challenges with your creations. In return you will receive free images from Cardmadfairy's Creations and occasionally from our sponsors as well
so if ya fancy joining us why not try out xxx


Thursday, 12 April 2012

a lovely bike ride

Not for me lol...but this little fella looks to be having lots of fun with his pal,
I made this quick and simple card using a lotv topper as these are ready to go in a hurry, the papers ive had for a long time they are dovecraft basics, and apart from a bit of card candy and red card stock thats about it lol, cant get more quick than that, 
 I popped some stickles on the frame of the bike and the mud to make it stand out a bit more than it does, and white faux stitching with my sakura pen,
Im entering this cutie into a few challenges as follows
2. Creative belli blog - children
3. Incy wincy - cute critters

DDCC buttons and bows DT card

Its that time again, over at Dutch dare we are looking for.........
we are being sponsored by Dis digis for this challenge

I was asked to make a neutral baby card and two of the fave things i love to use on baby cards are ...............yep lol ya guessed it buttons and bows lol, i just think they look ace on baby cards,
i used my new dcwv nursey matt stack and a dovecraft chipboard car, and thats mainly it really,
 here is the whole card,
I hope you pop over and join us at Dutch dare and of course you ought to check out my teamies fabby creations too, xxxx

Wednesday, 11 April 2012

Recycled easter egg foils

Hi folks
I had my crafty afternoon yesterday and couldnt wait to get stuck in, after my hubby and boys had made a start on thier easter eggs i had an idea to save the coloured foils,
A month or two back i bought some chipboard shapes (on board)from Stampin up and had opened them but didnt know what to do with them, so when the thought entered my mind i couldnt wait to get started,
it was quite fiddly as the foil is so thin but i managed to get it on well in the end,
 I tore the patterned papers up for the back ground and used a papermakup sentiment stamp, and the birdies is a stamp from unity,
the card blank is DL in size, i used my greens and white ink pad an blenders to the dp papers to give more effect
What do you think???
i know its different for me but i quite like this, im thinking recycling sweet wrappers is my next task lol.
id like to enter this card into a few challenges if i may;
1.Crafts and me - were going 3d
2.Crafty creations - flower power
3.Crafty sentiments - spring
4.Cupcake craft challenges - spring is in the air
5.lollipop crafts - easter (i used easter egg foils if that still counts lol)
6.Stamp scrap and doodle - things with wings (my little dickie birds)
7.Charisma - chipboard or stickers (chipboard is under foils)
8. C.R.A.F.T  - easter or spring (both spring inspired, used easter egg foils lol)

have a lovely day xxxx

Tuesday, 10 April 2012

Sexy Bride and our new challege at CCC

Aaaargghhhhhh stiall another week to go................yep most of you probably know what im talking about lol- the school easter holiday,
Anyway thankfully i have made my dt card in advance for our new challenge at Creative craft challenges, as ive had littel to zero chance to craft last week,
I drew up a sketch for this theme which i hope you will all like and play along with?
we are being sponsored by the amazing kenny k!!!!!!!!!! i absolutely love their images and the dt were lucky enough to get to play with them for this challenge,
My card using the sketch and sponsored image

 Id like to enter my card into the following challenges

1. Pile it on - The letter S (sexy/stickles/sultry)
2. Kenny K - Diamonds
3. Pollycraft - Fabric
4. Papertake weekly - Anything goes
5. Anything goes - Anything goes
6. Dream valley - Wedding /love

I do hope you can join us at creative craft challenges, why not pop over and see what the rest of the dt have created, you will be amazed.


Monday, 9 April 2012

Cards for men dt card

 Its time to announce our new challenge for you over at Cards for men.....We have a great one for you this time as always, we are looking for..........................................

The colours of SPRING

We have used images from our sponsor who are Digi doodle shop 
i made my card for a wife to give her husband on thier anniversary, i must admit i found this challenge really hard, and i think it shows in my creation, i dont like it at all!!!!!!!!!!!
But i have struggled of late to find crafty time and didnt have time to do the image justice,
here is a view of the depth of the card,
I hope we see you over there, also you may want to keep an eye out for our winners and top 3 from our last challenge which was fabulous.