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Friday 20 August 2010

off on my holidays for 2 weeks

Hi guys i wanted to let anyone that reads my blog that im off on my jollies for 2 whole weeks, im off to spain in a gorge villa with its own pool woo hoo, never done a villa before so quite excited, its our first abroad hol for 4 years, and now we have 2 under fives we have soooo much thats been packed lol,
Anyway i wanted to show you these gift i made for the pre school teachers before i go, i know its been the school holidays for a while now but i am slow lol,
i made them completely from scratch, bought the cello from the local florists, and made individual parcels with rosy apple sweets in along with a lovely vase and artificial flower, there is shiny silver tissue paper too, and ribbon and tags lol
i hope you like them i know the teachers did thankfully, they said it was nice to get something other than chocs lol.
Anyway i will see you all in 2 weeks with photos lol
love ya xxx


Tuesday 17 August 2010

MME decoupage card

I made this card for a good friend of mine, they are into the more elegant older type of card so i got out my MME papers and decoupage paper pack and my stickles and gems and this is what happened,

Im entering this card into the following challenges;

  1. Creative card crew ~ Sparkle and shine
  2. My time to craft ~ glitter and glitz
  3. The crafty pad ~ glitz and glitter
I actually like the end result of this i know there is no promarkers or stamps but it looks really pretty i think?
What do you think?


Creative craft challenges ~ Transport

We have a great challenge for you again over at creative craft challenges
our theme this time is


we have a fab sponsor again and of course its debs from
With this gorge stamp,
Here is my offering for the challenge

So pop over and have ago.

Im also entering this card into the following challenges;

  1. die cut dreams - Tag but no syamping at all
  2. Papertake weekly - something old something new something borrowed something new

(the papers are old, the iris fold is borrowed, the card is blue and the ribbon is new,)


Monday 9 August 2010

here is my first rocker card.....watcha think entering into cute card thurs plus others

Well at craft club the theme was to make a rocker card, as id never made one before i wanted to keep it simple, and as ive lots of christmas cards to get made thought why not do a christmas rocker, and even though its a simple one i quite like it......watcha think guys??
Ive entered this into a few challenges as follows;
  1. creative inspirations - recycled element (ive recycled the toppers)
  2. ABC christmas - presents
  3. dutch dare - anything goes

ive used the joyeux noel papermania papers for this card.


Wednesday 4 August 2010

a cute little cowboy

So before you expect to see one of my kiddies dressed up its another card lol,
This one is for 2 challenges
and they are;
  1. cards for men - on an adventure

2. dutch dare - anything goes

And here it is..




I have made the buttons with my scallop circle small punch and used metallic shimy thread, and my martha stewart punch with some gems, its hard to embellish male cards so left it farily blank lol, the paper are from the retro floral papermania pack.


what can ya do with post it notes???

Last night at our local crafting group in derbyshire we had our goody bag night, and this time it was tracy to put together our goody bags, when she told us we had to use post it notes we all thought.....hmmmmm what will we do with those lol,
Here is the end product, a lovely little post it note book,
What do you think?
Im entering this into a few challenges;
  1. Dutch dare - anything goes
  2. By the cute and girly - animal antics
  3. Charisma - something with a tail
  4. Creative card crew - something girly

the papers were from unknown source, there is card candy on there and the chipboard came free with my recent mag,

Hope you like it, i sure do.


Tuesday 3 August 2010

lets have some animal antics over at creative craft challenges

Well firstly thanks for all your help regards fixing my background, im not very good with that side of things so didnt dare go messing with codes etc so for now will have to use this plain background till i can get something a bit fancier lol.

Anyway this challenge over at creative crafts is called animal antics so anything animal related counts,
For this challenge i have a very very special junior guest designer joining us....
my 4 1/2 year old son alex he loves "making things" so thought he would love to have a go,
and here is his card for our challenge


And here is mine

He puts me to shame bless him.

we have the fantastic little claires sponsoring us with 2 yes 2 great stamps,

pop over and give the challenge a go and good luck.


Monday 2 August 2010

can anyone else see.........

My blog background and layout???????????????????its been dodgy for almost a week and wanted to see if it was just me or if it looks blank to everyone else too?
also if its dodgy is there a way i can get a new background without losing all my posts an sidebar stuff? i have it just how i want it now so dont want to lose anything.


something different from me

Here is a bookmark i originally made this for a friend but changed my mind and started a fresh with something else but this is new and fits in with 2 challenges.
  1. Creative inspirations - anything goes
  2. The crafty pad - ribbons and flowers

i have not long been making bookmarks but quite enjoy doing them, usually as a swap over at trimcraft but sometimes for friends etc,

i do hope you like it?


Sunday 1 August 2010

finally.....a challenge card

Hi guys finally ive been able to upload a card, my laptop is still in the shop so on hubby's,
i have missed a few challenges id made cards for but managed to get one on lol,
Ive made this card for 3 challenges
  1. Dutch dare - Anything goes
  2. Crafty pad - ribbons and flowers
  3. One stop - patterns

i do hope you like my attempt,

Ive used the following stash;

  • sugar nellie gorjuss girls image
  • coloured with promarkers
  • prima flowers
  • silver mirri card
  • martha stewart double scallop punch
  • dovecraft gem brads
  • gems
  • white satin ribbon
  • DP's from stash
  • purple pearly paper
  • mini scallop cirle punch
  • 6x6 in card blank
  • nestie oval scallop

Such a lot of stuff ive used this time hope it looks ok,