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Thursday 29 December 2011

A year in review blog hop

Karin over at an 'I' for paper has started of a blog hop. the idea is to upload your fave 12 projects from 2011, then pop back and link up your post, then share the love by commenting on fellow blog hoppers blogs as well,
i thought this sounded like a great idea and alot of fun so here are my fave projects of 2011, i do hope you like them too.

In no particular order here are my faves.....................
My fave maggi card using MME papers
                                      My very fave edwin card using the dovecraft bascis papers
 A fab twisted easel and one of my first goes at these
 And a fast approaching fave stamp brand of mine...the greeting farm and madelyns one of my faves
                                                       And another greeting farm stamps
 Here is my fave image from cardmadfairy's creations she is only 99p (click on my sidebar link if you wanna see more of her
                                                             A confirmation easel card
                                                                simple wedding card
                                                         Craftwork cards christmas card
                                                and last but nto least a piece of my jewellery
I do hope you have enjoyed looking at some of my fave things of 2011, why not join in and enter HERE.


Tuesday 27 December 2011

A couple of christmas piccies

 Hi folks i thought id share a few pics with you....
This first one is after we had tidies up the presents....yep that is what tidy looked like on christmas afternoon lol and there is mama trying to help bless her lol

 here is hubby in his santa hat, we wore one all morning till 4pm into the afternoon, doesnt he look dashing lol
 Here is my massive table for christmas dinner, i had to get in an extra table as i had 12 to cook for lol, we had a three bird and a large lamb roast with all the trimmings, as you can see my colour theme was burgundy/gold and cream.
We said we didnt want any more tracks for the boys or large items as we literally dont have the space, and we bought our alex a hot wheels wall track, but look who didnt listen....
its flippin massive, where on earth are we putting that i dont know.
It was completely bonkers all day long, and the last of our guests went by 7pm, then me an hubby could relax, although i had to be up at 4,30 boxing day morning for the next sale so not much sleep.
Anyone else sharing thier pics id love to see,

Sunday 25 December 2011

Merry christmas

Good evening peeps, i know its late but its been a very very busy day here in the house of tomo,
i have had all the fam here for the day, so it has been chaotic !!!!!!
Well my boys have had a super duper day up to thier eyes in wrapping and lots of pressies, this is the first year both my boys have been excited as out youngest kyle is 3 in march, last year he needed a lot of help to unwrap his gifts but this year he opened his quicker than our eldest alex who will be 6 on new years day lol

I myself have had an amazing day, i got spoilt rotten and my fab hubby bought me some beautiful white gold diamond earrings !!!!!!!! they made me cry cos they were perfect,

anyway i hope you have all had an amazing day today and you have gotten all you wished for?
No piccies from me as of course its christmas and i have been far to busy lol
hugs to you all xxx


Friday 23 December 2011


 Good mornin folks, how is everyone doing then? you all ready for christmas!!!!! or is that still the taboo word lol
Ive been really busy in the evenings as ive had quite alot of orders for cards and jewellery, its kept me going as ive been and still am unwell,
This card was made for my brother who was 15, he is the ultimate skater boy lol he spends his life at the skate park with his board or bike, so this some odd girl digi "skater kodi" was perfect for the job in hand,

A close up of the dude wording and the elasticated twine from my ever expanding stampin up stash, it has a million uses lol
I dont know about you but the constant stream of christmas cards is starting to drive me nuts lol, and i still have half a dozen to show you at that!!!!

Im gonna enter this card into the following challenges
I hope you have an amazing christmas folks


Thursday 22 December 2011

Make it shimmer

Over at Dutch dare we have another challenge up and running for you just in case you have all your pressies bought and wrapped and are prepared for the big day, you will have something to do if you play along with us lol,

 We are sponsored by Di' digi's, they have some amazing digi images over there, you ought to pop over and take a peek, unfortunately i havent showcased one of them this time as my printer is still out of ink!!! i know its been out of ink for ages but with all my pennies going on other things i havent gotten round to buying more.

So anyway i had a 50th birthday card to make but the recipient isnt in to girly stuff or flowers etc etc so i opted for something really plain but obvious, the banner is made using my petite banner su punch, and ive stickled everything lol the card is actually a golden shimmer but you cant really tell and the blue card stock is also a shimmer pearl card so this does look better in real life than in the photo. the 50 is hand cut form a stencil and the today is peel offs
I would like to enter this card into

Tuesday 20 December 2011

white on white xmas

Hi guys here is my card for the latest challenge at creative craft challenges, we have a white on white christmas theme, as you can see from my card you can add colour to your images or stamps, we have 3 fab sposnors for this challenge so it really isnt one to miss,
 i chose to make an easel card as they are lovely, and used a meljens design digi image as they are one of our sponsors


Saturday 17 December 2011

across the miles

Good morning everyone, isnt it cold brrrrrrrrrrrr, have you had any snow yet? we have been told we should have but none yet!!! is it bad of me to HATE snow lol, fair enough it looks lovely and the kids love it but its hard to get about in an gets in the house and is soooo cold lol.
Anyway lol enough of my bah humbugness lol, are you ready for christmas yet? No me neither lol
Ive had 10 last min orders for christmas cards 5 easel and 5 normal needed for wednesday lol 7 are done have 3 more to go, here is one of the easel cards.
This one was for someone not local and as luck would have it i had just recieved my new lotv across the miles stamp, so perfect chance to use it,
Ive been having a right good old nosey around and found a few new challenges that im gonna stalk lol and im going to enter this card into some of them,

One stop - christmas sparkle
Abc - christmas
Totally gorgeous - someone special (close friend who lives away)
glitter fairies - easel card
freshly brewed challenges - christmas (month long)
pretty little ribbon blog - christmas with a bow
Wags and whiskers - fancy folds
Joanna sheen - christmas

What do you think lol i had my new su banner punch and have used it on a few cards, in various ways in which you will see when i photograph the other cards lol

Thursday 15 December 2011

my little lads a donkey

 He he before you all think ive gone nuts my little lad was in his school christmas play "starlight" an yep ya guessed it he was a donkey lol, and if im honest he didnt like it he said people laughed at him cos he had a fat donkey costume on, Now maybe im biased (hell yeah i am) but i think he made the cutest best donkey EVER,
dont you agree lol, now i bet you cant tell which one my alex is can you?????? go on have a go lol
 here he is again in his main scene where they sang a donkey song he ran all over stage with his rider,
And his last piccie once the show had done, he was soooo proud as daddy came along,
What do you think? the best donkey EVER dont you thinnk.

santa easel card

Again here are ordered xmas cards from me!!! i bet your sick of them now arent you lol, the lady wanted santa on it and an easel card so this is what i came up with!! the santa is die cut decoupage from my last years stash, i have loads from last year that ive been trying to get used up, of course so i can buy new stuff lol.
The papers are from a new paper pack but for the life of me i cant remember which pack at the moment,
Gosh the amount of easel cards ive been asked to make for christmas as much as i love making them, im getting a bit fed up,
Ive had a nosey about and would like to enter them into these challenges
Ive just been given 5 more last min orders for the same customer and she wants them all for wednesday lol so i better be off,

DDCC #143 - A game of Bingo

Its thurday so that could only mean one thing.......Another challenge at Dutch dare card challenges,
Im actually on time with this post lol can you believe it???? maybe that has something to do with the fact i havent created for this one lol, its team b's week so im just here to post about this challernge to give you guy the heads up,
we are sponsored by teamie pattie from pattie's creations and some of the dt will have used her digital images,
You will have to pop over to Dutch dare to see if you are our lucky winner form last week, and also to see the fab bingo board kelly has designed for you as for some reason it wont let me save it so i can show it to you??

Wednesday 14 December 2011

Please take a moment

Hi folks
I am asking a favour lol, i have set up a jewellery making blog of my creations, its been around a few months but ive only recently started postin more regular,
well im looking for folks to have a nosey give me constructive feedback and take a look at my stuff lol
If you can find a couple of mins id really appreciate it and also if ya fancied you could become a follower ;-)
please check HERE
thankyouuuuuuuuuuuu hugs sandra

Friday 9 December 2011

Cardmadfairy's digi days ~ Tags

I seem to find myself apologising alot these days for being behind with my dt posts, i can only say this is as its christmas and my mind goes scatty lol, ive had a rotten cold as well recently, also if you are a visitor of mine you might no we had our combi boiler break monday, and it wasnt till late yesterday eve that it was finally fixed, so my mind has been else where,

Anyway Onto our new cha;;enge at Cardmadfairy's digi days and the theme this time is...


either make a tag or make something with a tag on it, its as simple as that.

Here is my card using button the snowman from jenni's ever expanding amount of digi's and only 99p!!!!!!!! isnt he fab and a dream to work with he is too

I also used my new martha stewart punch on this too isnt it lovely, and the papers are from the papermania selection from last year,

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges

Stamping for the weekend - christmas/Cute card thursday -anything goes/Paperplay - Snowmen/

Now to see if your a lucky winner you will have to go over to the main challenge blog to find out lol


Thursday 8 December 2011

DDCC # 142 Winged things (dt call still on as well for 2 more days)

Good morning folks, "RANT ALERT"..........................................what a week ive been having, my boiler is broke!!!! yep in this freezing weather with 2 young kids, and im waiting for my replacement part, its been broken since monday so i have no heating or hot water!! its awfully cold in our house, thankfully my eldest is at school all day and my youngest is wearing extra layers same as me and he doesnt seem bothered by it, and to top it off ive now come down with a cold so feel wretched.......

Anyway thats enough whinging lol, here is my DT card for our new challenge at Dutch dare card challenges, we have a great sponsor for this which is Sweet "n" sassy stamps who are offering 3 digi's to one lucky winner

We have a DT CALL out till the 10th so if you fancy your chances pop over and see the deets and maybe you will join our great team at Dutch dare

Our theme is WINGED THINGS and i chose to use butterflies on my card, my printer is out of ink at the moment so i couldnt use one of sweet and sassy's images, and it gave me a great opportunity to use an old craftwork cards goody bag i got last year and forgotten i had lol, so all my stash on this card is there brand all except the ribbon which is from crafty ribbons

I would like to enter this into a 2 challenges

DYSU- Something old (not sure if a year is old enough lol)
Crafty creations - add a sentiment


Tuesday 6 December 2011

Stitching - real or faux

Good morning guys, have you had any snow your way, we had a little yesterday, and as this is scheduled im not sure about today lol, ill have a look shortly.


Crikey me i want to say a great big thanks for all your fantastic entries we had over 350 which is a new high for us,


We have a whole new challenge at creative craft challenges and we are looking for


so pretty open to interpretation there, create what you like,


We have 2 fab sponsors for you

you really ought to go check out there webs shops they both have some amazing stuff and some bargains as well,
I havent created anything this week as its team b's week but pop over to the main blog and you will see all the fab dt's work,

hugs xxx


Monday 5 December 2011

Cards for men Challenge and blog hop - lots of prizes

Another year has whizzed by. Cards for Men has now been running for two years and to celebrate we have a bloghop running as well as our usual challenge. The theme for our challenge is the number '2'. Interpret it how you will, two cards, two images, pairs, twinsets (card & gift), etc. We'll draw a random winner and top 3 as usual. You can get all the details and lots more ideas from the Design Team over at the main site.

Here's what I made:

I chose to make a card with matching tag, which came in real handy as it was one of my sons friends birthday party the other day, i left the design minimal and used mainly pearlised card stock and my sakura to give some faux stitching

So onto our blog hop then folks You can get the full list of blogs over at Cards for Men. If you arrived here from Donna then you're on the right track. If not, hop over to Cards for Men to start at the beginning.At each stop there'll be a word to collect and a candy draw. I've got 4 digi images from kenny k downloads to give away

Im sure your all familiar with the wonderful work of kenny k, but what about the man and the woman behind them, check here to see there journey,

To be in with a chance of winning this you just need to leave a comment at the end of this post. A random winner will be drawn on 19 December 2011.Each stop will have a word which you should collect to make a festive phrase. My word is "WISHES" At the end of the blog hop you should have 9 words, work out the phrase and leave it in the comments back at Cards for Men.

The blog hop will run until midnight on 18 December 2010 and a winner will be chosen on 19 December 2011.Your next stop is tracy. If you lose your way you can go back to Cards for Men to get the full list. Good luck everyone.


Sunday 4 December 2011

craftwork cards christmas card

I ordered 3 craftwork cards goody bags the other day when they were on special offer, this is one of them, i like the fact that there is non traditional christmas colours in there, i thought these yellows were lovely, so i paired them up with golds and this is what happened! Around the die cut snowflake and sentiment i put the gold stickles to give it some sparkle
that cute little snowman is a die cut from elsewhere but for the life of me i cannot remember where lol, i cut the circle out with my stampin up circle punch and job done lol

I want to enter this into a few challenges,
Pile it on-bling it up (month long)
Come and get it - anything christmas
Paperplay time - say it with a sentiment
C.R.A.F.T - christmas present
Crafty calendar - cold and frosty
One stop - let it snow
Chocolate,coffee and cards - celebrate
Totally papercrafts - let it snow
Charisma - spots