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Thursday 30 June 2011

DDCC #119 - A sketch for you

Kelly has been havin blogger problems today and yesterday so our challenge over at DDCC has gone out a bit late guys !!!!!blogger is being such a pain at the mo and im thinking there is just too much traffic for it to cope with ??


Anyway onto our current challenge then i guess and we have a fabby sketch for you,

please remember though that you can only combine with upto 5 other challenges to be elligible to win our prize,


And we are being sponsored by the great stamping boutique why not pop over and have a look at the DT takes on the sketch and who won our last CAS challenge, you never know it could be you !!!


Wednesday 29 June 2011

woyww 108

You may wish to look away !!!!!!!! the mess that you are going to see you may never be able to forget lol, now im not lucky enought to have a craft room but i do possess a corner of our bedroom much to hubby's dismay,I thought id share this wityh you on WOYWW 108 there are lots of boxes/drawers etc but still i cant stay tidy lol

Here is the carnage of my latest crafting moments !!! I tend to leave drawers open so i can find my stuff easier lol, believe it or not im actually quite organised !!!!
Here is my work desk, ive been colouring in a fab some odd girl digi and popped my fave essential on there "glossy accents" ready to use on an ordered card,
if you can see it just in the corner there is an old spice rack which houses all my buttons in colour coordinated bottles

As you can see everything is all over the place at the mo, i have had few new bits an pieces of late and im still awaiting some new stamps and storage etc to be delivered form 3 or 4 different places lol, dont worry ive been ebaying to make some pennies to spend,
know i now my space isnt very inspiring but i thought id share as i havent done do for quite a while !!!

hugs xxx


Tuesday 28 June 2011

No cracks about your age .......promise

Yep thats the name of this card lol

I got a massive deal on ebay a while ago, which consited of about 32 of these fabulous stamps and sentiments, for a mere £15, all the charachters and text as well !!!!!!

I love humourous cards dont you ???

I used glitter card on this which ive had for what seems an age and not used any of it for about 12 months !!!!!! I also ised my retro paper stack from papermania another thing ive not used much for a while,

i was in the mood to use up some old stuff aith my new stamps

Im not sure about colour combo though ?


Ces - anything but square

I love promarkers - anything goes


Friday 24 June 2011

A special card for sis

Here is the card i made for my mum to give my sister, my mum has a big thing for easel cards, pretty much all the ones she asks for are easel lol,

For something a little different spin i chose to make the 21 out of buttons, so i gathered all my various sizes and shade blue buttons,

Frontal viewI added some prima flowers and some stickles along with swiss dots satin ribbon and that pretty much makes it,

Alphabet challenge - half a dozen (6 flowers)

Daring cardmakers - something old something new......(old labels nestie,new ribbon, blue is obvious lol and borrowed im afraid i couldnt manage,hope it still counts)

Charisma - white plus 1 (blue)

Creative belli - G for.....(glitter)

Southern girls - anything goes

CYDA - monochrome (shades of blue)


A taste of the orient

for this fortnights challenge at cardmadfairy.s digi days we are going for a taste of oriental,

i hope your feeling some inspiration guys as this one was a big leap out of my comfort zone lol, of course what helped me a great deal was using another new digi from the fabulous jenny

"AKA the cardmadfairy"

our sponsor for this challenge is little claires, as you probably know they have some fabulous rubber and digi stamps amongst lots of crafty stash neccesities.

Now here is my card
And a proper view from the front, i tried to corrugate some red card and give it a chinese menu look lol, not sure that succeeded, but hey ho.

The recipe for this was fairly simple,

red and black card stock

digi from cardmadfairy


black stickles

hand written text

black satin ribbon

martha stewart vine deep edge border punch

7x5 card blank

challenges id like to enter her into are

i love promarkers - anything goes
a spoonful of sugar - ribbon and bows


Wednesday 22 June 2011

My first challenge as DT over at dutch dare card challenges how excited am i

A few weeks ago you may remember me announcing that i was lucky enought to be chosen to join dutch dare!!!

well over there we work in weekly teams, so this is my first piece of dt work for them, and the theme is

CAS cards (clean and simple

we are being sponsored by fellow dt member pattie of patties creations and i have used one of her digi images for my card,

the recipe was of course very minimal, i used back to basics papers, a patties digi, some purple gems a little organza and job done,

i hope to see you there,


pretty in pink

It was my sisters 21st birthday the other day and i worked like a dog to make her a pretty card, i wanted to make something as a keepsake, so i did one of my fave colour combo',

Everything is pretty much those colours, even my stamped image, isnt she funky? she is from dimensions forth and was a mere £3.99 unbelievable!!!!


I made a twisted easel card with lots and lots of stickles as per my usual design lol, i just love how it shines without all the mess,

Here is a closer view of it !!I used alot of my fave stash on this seeing as it was my baby sister it was for lol,


Cupcake papers

pink card stock

silky flowers

card candy

stamp dimensions forth



pink satin ribbon

whimsy stamp tag/ticket set

oval plain and scallop nesties

6x6 card blank

computer generated text

I hope you like what i did with it, im pleased to say linda loved it.

Challenges entered**

I love promarkers - anything goes

Crafty creations - let it shine

A spoonful of sugar - ribbons and bows

Stamp something - pretty papers

The poodle parlour - anything goes


Tuesday 21 June 2011

creative craft challenges has a new challenge

Good morning folks, after our last challenge dissappearing !!!!! we are back on track with a new challenge and hope you pop by to join us?

we are looking for make your own backing papers, so no designer or digital papers please,

here is a card i made using the cuttlebug embossing folder, and the some odd girl digi from one of our sponsors, she is called mamma mae isnt she lovely,

Id like to enter this card into the crafty pads challenge something new, ive gone with new baby if you couldnt tell lol.


And here is a card made using rainbow studios stamps for the backing paper, these are a new sponsor for us at creative craft challenges and have lots of lovely things over on thier site.

the shaped cardblank is from which craft
and this card qualifies for
a spoonful of sugar - ribbons and bows
crafty catz - fancy folds

hope you like my cards x


Sunday 19 June 2011

Super Dad

My 2 boys alex(5) and kyle(2) have a massive thing for super heroes...spiderman/superman/incredibles even inspector gadget name em they love em lol, so this digi was perfect for thier fathers day card,

He is fab isnt he he is called heroman

The recipe for this card was very simple i used red card stock and grey pearlised paper,grey/silver ribbon, my stickles of course as no card is complete without my stardust stickles lol, i think i use it on everything lol, ive also used those grey star brads but i cant remember the brand of those sorry, then my parisian border punch
the sentiment is a sticker i got from pda craft warehpouse in langleymill,


Incy wincy - fathers day / masculine

DYSU - stars

Totally papercrafts - die cuts and punches (i used punches)
Just add ink - colouring in

Crafty sentiments - father day

Creative card crew - ribbon and brads

Papertake - dads and lads

Pear tree - fathers day


Tuesday 14 June 2011

A CAS card for a fella

When i went to craft central they were selling off loads of die cut decoupage sheets really cheap, well as i havent always time to put a card together and dont like dodgy rush jobs too much, i thought perfect,I added some dovecraft papers,brown satin ribbon and a craftwork cards sentiment, and drew out a tag and bobs ya uncle, well not mine but someones lol

Id like to enter this into a few challenges if i may:

Incy wincy - fathers day/masculine

OOh la la - fathers day/special man (father in law)

Cupcake craft challenges - boy oh boy oh boy

The stamp man - boys and men

Little claires - cards for men

Secret crafter - male cards

Fussy and fancy - card for man or boy

Hope you like it i know its plain but its meant to be lol watch this space for more cards today and tomorrow xxx

Monday 13 June 2011

my stamp magic goodies

yesterday i went to the stamp magic craft fayre in doncaster with my friends sylvia and elke, they have been before but i havent so i wasnt sure what was going to be there, well as you can see i didnt struggle to spend my pennies lol, it was great,

Here is all my yummy stash,That teenager stamp is from dimensions forth and id not had any of thiers before but i couldnt resist her, well she stamped great and looks fab coloured in,
Look at all those lotv stamps and inks!!! and the whimsy stamp tags are fab, i bet you cant guess what ive been doing can you lol....i bought some kling on too so last night i mounted about 12 stamps then this morning ive stamped them all out and had to have a colouring in session,
another close up of some more bits and bobs

When the kids have gone to bed tonight guess what im doing??? well making cards with the gorgeous images ive coloured in of course lol. also got a couple dt projects to get completed asap.


Saturday 11 June 2011

isnt she gorjuss

I just love those gorjuss girls dont you? i have at least 6 or so of them, i think they are super cute and use them regularly,

Here is one of them, i followed my nose on this one so the layout wasnt from a sketch or anything like that and i must say im happy with it !!I used my paper piercer to make the faux stitching then went over it with my sakura white souffle pen, of course the promarkers came out as always lol, i just cant use waterpencils or other mediums, and then used star dust stickles on all the edges which ive tried to show with the close up?
The papers are all from the lovely sugar and spice paper pack from dovecraft which i just love, the colours and patterns are beautiful, i hate big garish patterns.

Occ - double inspirational piccie
Totally gorgeous - flower power (on my papers)
The poodle parlour - anything goes (this is there first ever challenge)
DYSU - birthdays
Crafty sentiments - sparkle
Crafts and me - stamp something
A spoonful of sugar - here comes summer (the papers)


Thursday 9 June 2011

Some amazing news for me

I am so excited and chuffed to bits to announce i am now a DT member of dutch dare card challenges, i entered the call a couple of weeks ago and didnt think id made the cut then yesterday i got an email from kelly inviting me to join the team, of course i said yes as its an honour, and now i cant wait to get stuck in, they have some fab challenges coming up i can tell you,


Tuesday 7 June 2011

underwater challenge at cardmadfairy's digi days

Gosh is it that time already!!! we are announcing our new challenge today over at carmadfairy's digi days, and yep as the title says we are going




i think that is self explanatory the only stipulation and this is none negotiable is that you use a digi image on your creation, it doesnt have to be a cardmadfairy digi but if it is you can enter as many times as you wish, if it isnt you are limited to twice.

we are being sponsored by the fabulous stitchy bear digi stamps

Here is my creation using 2 of jennis lovely digi's


kanban card
white grossgrain ribbon
liquid pearls in white
cardmadfairy digi's
a5 card blank
martha stewart punch
blue versa ink
computer generated sentiment
glossy accents

i do hope to see you there


winners of colour challenge and new challenge announced

Over at creative craft challenges, link in sidebar guys,

we had a decent show for the last one even with some of the entrants not quite reading all deets and doing wrong colour lol, hey we all do it,
This time we are looking for...


and we have multiple sponsors as well,

stitchy are giving away there beautiful digi's for which some of the dt have used on there creations, inc mine

B-craft-E who are offering some fabulous templates for there kinetic cards, sounds great to me hey,

I was baffled myself and didnt have a clue what to do so went with a movable sentiment, the rest of the DT however have done me proud and have some amazing stuff made, go have a peek and get some ideas and hope to see you join us for this current challenge,

im going to enter this into the crafty calendar - things with wings challenge


Monday 6 June 2011

A card for a friend

I made this card for a crafty friends birthday, i wanted to keep it simple and focus on the stamp, i just love the rhyme, its perfect for any crafter dont you think?I used stickles around all the edges an layers which ive tried to show you in this picture, and added some extra sparkle on some of the stripes with my glitter stickles pen,
the sentiment is a craftwork cards one, the lace border punch is the fabulous martha stewart one, i used a friends punch as im not lucky enough to have many yet,
I inked up my prima flowers with my brilliance inks so they matched the papers, and added some pearl gems onto them and the lace punch.

Craft your passions - anything goes
The crafty pad - stripes
One stop craft challenge - texture
C4C90 - photo inspiration