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Friday 31 July 2009

going on holiday

This is going to be my last post for a week as im going on holiday YAY im so excited, we are going to devon for a week to see my gran an grandad, the weather is not looking good but i really dont care lol.

If im lucky enough to be picked to win anything im hoping ill get back before closing date to give addy lol or a good friend will send addy for me(jilly)

See you all soon have fun and goodnight.


woj challenge 41

heres my entry for the whiff of joy challenge no 41, which is for lots of floral,

To make this card i used;
  • basic grey sugared backing papers
  • prima flowers
  • dovecraft brads
  • ribbon from craft central
  • pearls from ebay
  • image coloured with my beloved promarkers.
  • pearlescent card blank


DT call.......

over at la la land crafts, all you have to do is email them with a link to your blog and give them a bit of information about yourself, they are looking for 6 design team members to make cards with thier own stamp collection,

I thought id try my luck and give it a go you never know do you lol,


more candy

Leanne has some gorjuss candy (hee hee) to celebrate her move to dubai and also reaching 5000 hits, as i yet to have any and i think they are fantastic im keeping my fingers well and truly crossed lol, the closing date is 1st sept.


Wednesday 29 July 2009

blog candy

Steph has some gorgeous candy to celebrate getting a new blog up and running, you absolutely ned to go check it out,it ends on the 4th august.
Basic grey challenges are also offering some delicious candy to celebrate a new look challenge blog,thi one ends on the 21st aug


Monday 27 July 2009

strugging to upload

hi everyone.........

I have actually made a couple of cards for challenges but unfortunately dont seem able to upload them at the minute, im still working on husbands laptop and it is very temperamental lol,
i cannot wait to get mine back as it is so much easier for me to use,probably because its what im used to. im a bit miffed actually cos wanted to enter these cards into the challenges grrrr, but hey-ho what can you do.


Thursday 23 July 2009

a card for 2 challenges

I have made this card for 2 blog challenges and for the challenge at my local craft club, and for a change i really like this one lol, the image was sent to me in a swap and i really like it,
The 2 challenges are;
  1. Truly scrumptious-a sketch with beads
  2. Creative card crew-polkadots

I made this card using:

  • backing papers from stamping up and papermania collossal warm tones range
  • image from a swap
  • colouring with promarkers
  • swiss dots cuttlebug folder
  • flowers punched out of backing papers with my 2 daisy punches
  • pink gems from pda
  • card blank from tesco
  • sentiment is from personal impressions stamp set
  • pink sakura pen to doodle

What do you think?


Tuesday 21 July 2009

recent piccie of the boys

Just before i log off i just have to show you this photo i took on my mobile phone the other day, its no professional picture but i absolutely love it, even though my little (big) lad is being sooo naughty at the moment when i look at this photo i melt, its soo true to his personality, he is so protective over kyle and you can see it in this picture, dont you just love the natural photos like this? i know i sure do lol

laptop is poorly

Dont you just hate it when your laptop/pc gets ill lol, mine is going in for repair tomorrow and dont know how long they will have it, they have said at least 5 days, so my posts may be a bit hit and miss? im hoping to use my hubby's whilst its gone but thought id give you all the heads up as to why i may not be online as much posting on my blog,


Monday 20 July 2009

just magnolia,week 14-buttons

This card is made for the just magnolia challenge this week which is called button, which speaks for itself lol you just had to add buttons somewhere on your creation,

To make this card i used;

  • Wild asparagus backing papers
  • tilda image
  • coloured with promarkers
  • personal impressions stamp for the sentiment
  • sizzix swirl die cut
  • glamour dust on swirl
  • green buttons from the 99p rack

not sure im happy with the end result but dont have much more time to craft today so will have to do,


DCD challenge no 6 black and white

This is a first for me as ive only just come across die cut dreams challenge blog,but thought i would give it a go, I made this card for a friend of mine who wanted a art deco card i hope she likes it?
To make this card i used;
  • divine evening decoupage
  • backing paper bought from pda crafts as an a4 sheet,
  • deco corner peel offs
  • silver gems from ebay
  • sentiments stamped from my new art deco rubber stamps from design house papercraft
  • black ribbon

What do you think?


sketch saturday #60

I decided to make a mens card for this weeks challenge over at sketch saturday as i have my brothers birthday coming up and he is into cars and racing etc, this was actually quite fun to make,
To make this card i used:
  • stamping up backing papers
  • some gorgeous two tone pearlescent grey paper i bought from papermill
  • the decoupage is from the craft house called sports
  • ribbon from papermill also
  • black gems from ebay
  • sentiment sticker from stash,unsure where from
  • black sakura to do faux stitching

This card does actually look better in real life than the picture even if i do say so myself lol


C.R.A.F.T challenge 9

Over on c.r.a.f.t challenge blog this week the challenge is to create an unusual shaped card and not do the usual rectangle or square shaped cards, i thought id keep mine simple but add a little bling,There i also a DT call there i thought id give it a go as im not a DT for any challenges yet, fingers crossed but theres loads of excellent competition for the spot
To make this i used:
  • stamping up backing papers
  • sarah kay image from a friend
  • coloured with my beloved promarkers which im still getting used to
  • ivory coloured lace from pear tree yard
  • pearl gems from ebay
  • sentiment stamped from my personal impressions cute characters set 1
  • square card blank cut to make the shape

What do you think?


Sunday 19 July 2009

blossoms and butterflies

This is my entry to this weeks cupcake craft challenge no 48,

I made this with the following:
  • Stamping up backing papers
  • personal impressions cute characters set 1 stamp and greeting
  • coloured with pro markers
  • dcwv stickers
  • peel off butterfly
  • sakura stardust pens to do the faux stitching effect

Thursday 16 July 2009

my little mans creation for pre-school

At my little boys pre-school they wanted all the little ones to make a bug from a paperplate, we gave alex a few options and he chose ladybird, he did all the painting, glueing, and chose the colors etc but we did the cutting for him, he looked thoroughly chuffed when it was done, the only thing missing on the photo is the legs which were put on later from pipe cleaners.
I thought i would share it with you all as i thought he did a terrific job with limited guidance.

my card for colour create #23

Over on colour create challenge 23 is blue and white with an optional vintage theme, my card isnt really vintage thats for sure but it does have an traditional feel about it, This card has been made for my cousin who wanted it for a christening,
To make this card i drew a christening gown by hand then covered in glamour dust and put a blue ribbon around. the circle is the scalloped nesties but i punched little holes all around with my crop-a-dile,
To make this card i used;
  • scallop circle nestibilities
  • glamour dust
  • backing paper from the works
  • blue/silver ribbon from stash (unsure where got it from)
  • pearl gems from ebay
  • corners drawn along with sentiments

Wednesday 15 July 2009

stamp something meets pbsc

I used 2 challenges to make this card, i dont usually work with these colours together lol so not too sure i like the finished product but thought id put it on anyway....someone may like it lol
The challenges were;
  1. PBSC - swirls
  2. Stamp something - a colour, green and yellow

To make this card i used the following;

  • Penny black image
  • coloured with ppromarkers
  • cuttlebug embossing folders bloom dots and spots and dots
  • pink velour ribbon from papermania
  • sizzix swirls die cut with
  • pink stickles
  • pink gems bought from pound shop
  • tag punched out with woodware punch


Tuesday 14 July 2009

saturday challenge meets abc

This card was made from 2 challenges,

  1. Abc - V is for vellum
  2. Secret crafter saturday challenge - challenge 40 a sketch card

I have quite a few male birthdays coming up so i decided to make a male card for the challenges,

To make this card i used,

  • Image is loving edwin from magnolia
  • promarkers to colour in
  • white vellum
  • dovecraft brads
  • handmade paper given to me by a crafting friend so not sure where its from
  • nestibilities scallop circle
  • white sakura pen for faux stitching
  • happy birthday text is from my see ds collection
  • stickles glitter
  • pearlescent card bland from craft central
  • 3d foam to give image a bit of a lift


Tuesday 7 July 2009

stitch in time sketch card

I made this card for an upcoming family birthday, the inspiration came from 2 challenge blogs.

  1. Friday sketchers # 59

  2. Cute card thursday #67 is called stitch in time

To make this card i used;

  • wild asparagus backing papers ( i must say these are beautiful)

  • image is tilda with glasses

  • coloured with promarkers

  • gems from pda

  • circle cut from nesties

  • paper flowers

  • dovecraft naturals brads

  • white sakura pen for faux stitching


decoupage card for 3 challenges

Sorry this photo hasnt come out at all well, i made this card for a older friend of mine who specifically asked for decoupage, so i trawled through my many blog challenges and came across 3 that i could combine, they are:
  1. Saturday challenge #39 is 3 ribbons
  2. C.R.A.F.T challenge #7 is decoupage
  3. Creative card crew #18 is ribbons

To make this card i used my

  • wild asparagus backing papers
  • flower decoupage from a cd i have
  • wine coloured organza ribbon from the range
  • wine coloured pearl gems bought from ebay
  • happy birthday from see ds stamp set
  • gold shiny card for matting an layering (is from a indian friend of mine who bought it from a specialist shop as it has oils in it for her daughters wedding,its gorgeous)

this card was really easy to make and the decoupage is made with silicone instead of 3d pads so i could give it some shape and i didnt want it too thick,


Wednesday 1 July 2009

creative inspirations entry card

Here is my entry for this weeks creative inspirations challenge which is a sketch but for a male card, as i dont often work with greens i thought i would give it a go with this one,
To make this card i used;
  • stamping up backing papers
  • circle punched out with woodware punch
  • image is from pink gem designs
  • coloured with promarkers
  • matted and layered with thick green card
  • green gems from PDA
  • diecut given to me by a friend

this was a card i made at our new crafting group it took me about an hour but the image was already coloured, what do you think?


heres my little men

I cant believe kyle is just over 3 months now, isnt he just gorgeous. he is teething too so its lovely an noisy in my house, an alex at the top is 4 next jan, im soo proud of my kids and think they are absolutely beautiful so i thought id share these pics with you.


charisma card

This weeks over on charisma cardz challenge blog there is no theme at all so i was left thinkin what to do lol, i decided to keep it simple and made this card, as its a friend of mines birthday coming up and she is in her late 50s i thought this would be fitting? what do you think?
To make this card i used;
  • stamping up backing papers
  • green card stock
  • dovecraft eyelets and brads
  • flowers from joanna sheen webshop
  • diecut sentiment from local craft shop
  • bow hand made from ribbon stash