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Monday 31 October 2011

Yay fabby news for me

Ive just found out that i have been chosen to join CARDS FOR MEN on thier design team!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! how fab is that, im soooo honoured i cant tell you,

cards for men is a challenge blog that ive always like to follow and did enter as often as i could, now i get to design for them!

such an honour, i find being on dt's helps me with mojo issues as well, and i love the challenge,

You will have to wait to see my first creation for them which will be the next challenge that goes live next week,

there were 4 lucky peeps who got in including me, pop by and have a nosey at the other lucky peeps and of course if you havent been to cards for men before!!! what are you waiting for lol.

ill hopefully be popping by later today if time allows
hugs and have a happy monday xxx


Friday 28 October 2011

cardmadfairy's digi days ~ friendship challenge

Well folks Im late again!!!! am i gonna get a slapped wrist or what lol, life this week had been chaotic, for the most part because of the kids being off school, but ive also felt under the weather as well, not done much crafting except my commisioned orders, this card i luckily made in advance a while back, but yep even though i was organised with the card i forgot to schedule AGAIN lol


Anyway shut up rambling sandra lol, the new challenge over at cardmadfairy's digi days is..


of course i had to use this darling digi it sooo reminds me of childhood memories you know back in the day when you could play in the street, and i was in a grey mood lol and think that the digi is gorgeous with or without colour so left it alone, dont you think its great? and all for the lowly price of 99p


So here is my card

I used some super old stash on this along with my newest stuff, the papers are from the dovecraft charcoal range which i must had had 3 years lol, the flowers and the lovely chunky lace is my new stuff, oh and the martha stewart punch is new too,
Ive gone glitter crazy on this card too as you can see lol, i thought with it being mono in colour it needed a bit of shine, and anyone who pops by my blog regular will know im a sticklesaholic lol,

Im entering this card into a few challenges why im here lol
Totally papercrafts-glitter it
Charisma-anything goes
Pile it on-be happy
Simon says-anythin goes

I hope you like my card, please pop over to see the other dt creations, and maybe take a look at jennis digi's which for the most part are only 99p!!!!!


Thursday 27 October 2011

DDCC#136 - pearls and swirls

I am so behind at the moment with some of my dt cards, with the kids being off school, and i have a cold as well, so this card isnt quite as id have liked it but i wanted to contribute to the theme this week at dutch dare,

we are going for PEARLS AND SWIRLS i have plenty of pearls and the swirls are in the card pattern, its a simplistic style using a fancy blank, We are being sponsored by the fabby stampin boutique, whom offered the dt some of thier digi's but ive struggled for time and my printer still isnt quite upto scratch!!! i really must get it looked at lol or rather get hubby to have a look when he gets in from work


Tuesday 25 October 2011

Fancy edges challenge at creative craft challenges

We are going all fancy for this challenge at creative craft challenges, so fancy edges galore please lol, we are being sponsored by the whiff of joy with one of thier amazingly fab stamps,And here is my card using my fancy edged card blank, fancy lace and border punch, Of course i used my promarkers and my new OLD maggie stamp lol, isnt she super cute?I am entering this card into some challenges


OCC ~ fabulous faces

Secret crafter ~ wrap up warm

Totally papercrafts ~ layer upon layer

I love promarkers ~ aint it cute


Thursday 20 October 2011


Well its that time my lovely followers!!!!since i started up my blog candy ive gained 33 new and much appreciated followers and over 1500 more hits!!! how amazing is that, and its not all for the hits its knowing people come back time and time again to visit me and see what ive been upto, it makes it all worth while,

know i know there are sooooooo many talented peeps out there in our world of crafting and my little offerings are not up there with the best of them but i try my best and love that people take the time to comment on them,

So anyway ill stop rambling and let you know who the lucky winners are of my candy

in no particulaer order

The winner of the main prize is.......... #15 betty aldred

The winner of the meiflower prize is ..........#33 theresa

The winner of the cardmadfairy digi's are.........#27 leanne s

The winner of the meljen designs prize is..........#6 jessica

well done ladies please email me at with blog candy as your header and what you won in the email and ill organise your prizes.

thanks again to everyone, and i do hope peeps continue to pop by, im hoping to do another candy in the not too distant future so keep stopping by lol or you might miss it.

hugs xxxx


Friday 14 October 2011

Cardmadfairy's digi days ~ spots and stripes

I had scheduled this post to go live at 9am this morning but for some reason it hasnt,


Its that time again over at digi days for a new theme, and we are going for spots and stripes, now it doesnt have to be christmas themed but as jenni has designed some new christmas digi's a lot of us have used them, You ought to go over and have a look at the rest of the dt's creations and of course to see if your our lucky winner or top 3.


I made an easel card as i lurve them lol and the papers are from papermania I think ill enter this into a few challenges if i may

ABC christmas challenge~unused stash (chipboard robin from set)

passion for promarkers~christmas critters

papertake weekly~get in shape(3 shapes)

CES ~ seeing red



Thursday 13 October 2011

Very pleased I am lol

Since starting my blog candy up last month for reaching 21000 hits and on 170 something followers ive just realised that ive just managed to get to 200 followers how fantastic is that, and also as we speak ive had another 1500 hits lol

Im really happy people find the time to pop to my blog and have a nosey and leave me lovely comments, thats what blogging is all about, helping each other and of course the crafting lol,

anyway my candy is open for 5 more days so if you want to join me in my celebrations check here


DDCC #134 A sketch

Happy thurday folks....its that time again over at dutch dare for another challenge, and this time we are going sketchy,

here is your sketch..its great to work with so why not have a go and pop over try your luck, also you need to check out the rest of the dt's projects as they are fab, We are being sponsored by sweet n sassy this time, and unfortunately i couldnt use one of thier fabulus images due to my printer playin up but i have however made a card for this challenge

Which is here

i hope you like it, i used one of my lotv stamps that i bought recently, this is his first showcase so give him some love lol,

Side view so you can see the layers and the res stickles,


Southern girls - slugs and snails/Papertake weekly - get in shape(at least 3 diff shapes)

Pollycraft-boys boys boys/One stop-anything goes/CES - seeing red/


Monday 10 October 2011

congratulations at creative craft challenges

WOW we have reached 2 fantastic years at creative craft challenges and to celebrate we have a fantastic bunch of sponsors all offering amazing prizes, so to the theme this fortnight


here are my 2 dt cards using images by meljen designs,

Card 1 card 2
PLease remember i have a blog candy on till the 18th with 3 sponsors so lots of prizes for you all, would love it if you could enter there arent lots of ruler or anything like that, just click on piccie in my sidebar,

id love to enter these cards into a challenge too
card 1
cards for men-make us laugh


Blog candy reminder xxx

well good afternoon folks, a quick message from me before i go and fetch my eldest from school, i wanted to remind peeps of my blog candy which is open till the you have 8 days left to enter, i have 4 prizes at the moment but that could change if more people enter, i am happy to post worldwide and there are loads of rules to follow,

please check out this post for the details and what you could win,

I will be showing off a new card later but for now this is it lol


Saturday 8 October 2011

10 Days left to enter my candy - and a get well card

Good morning my lovely blogger friends, I would love to remind you about my blog candy i have lots of stash for you and 3 seperate sponsors so thats 4 prizes so far for 4 people, however if more folks enter i may add a stamp or two to the lot, please click HERE for the details and to enter,

Anyway onto my offering for this morning, a friend of mine has been unwell recently and i wanted to make them a card and thought id dust oif this beautiful greeting farm stamp, isnt she lovely, i bought the flowers and the corrugated card from vicky aka blue jelly when i went to meet her and its come in very handy,

I bought the leaves from an online shop but no clue as to where now lol, and used the double edged martha stewart punch along with my nesties, then as you probably expect to see on all my cards my stickles lol, ive got sooo many of these now and just bought a couple new ones ve yet to try, i popped a brad in the center of the flower and yep i put stickles on that too, i used my promarkers on her as well.
Im entering her into a few challenges
so here goes
One stop-Anything goes/Secret crafter-As long as it sparkles/Sweet stampin-In stitches
The stamp man-Circles/
Fab n funky-Punches or die cuts(ive used both)/Penny's challenges-Anything goes
Just add ink-add a die cut/Anything goes-die cuts and punches

I have got a busy day today as im going for a meal at 1pm with the in laws then off for a girly night tonight with lots of my bestest friends, its going to be a manic night me thinks lol


Thursday 6 October 2011

DDCC #133 special folds

Its time again peeps for a new challenge over at dutch dare, its not my week so no project from me but its a fun one again for you all,

we are looking for special folds guys.....

our sponosr for this challenge is simon says who are offering a $10 gift certificate to our luck winner,

Also dont forget to pop over to see if your our last weeks lucky winner and also to check out the dt fabulous projects and boy are they fabulous


Wednesday 5 October 2011

vintage motorcycle

Yep ive had a busy time of it lol several posts in a day...what can i say im having a mojo madness moment lol, here is a card i made using a delicious doodles image via the stitchy shop, and git ripping up my textured coordinations paper,Its fairly plain in the way of embellies but i actually quite like this one,
Challenges entered for this one
Truly scrumptious-distressing/Osaat-use a digi/Here come the boys-wheely nice
Poodle parlour-birthdays buttons or brads


Spiral star from cardmadfairy creations digi shop


Good afternoon peeps, How is everyone today?? ive been a busy bee crafting away and thought id show you one more of my offerings, here is Spiral star a digi from jenni over at Cardmadfairy's creations, all her digi's are a fandabidozie miniscule 99p and she has loads of different styles to choose from !!!!!!!!!!

I put stickles on the star to make it shine and glittery,
The papers are all dovecraft and i love them, that fabby ribbon was given me by a bloggy friend so unsure of branding, the gems are from meiflower and are self adhesive.

I am entering this into a couple challenges:
Crafts and me-use a digi / Simon says-sparkle and bling / ABC-anything goes


Tuesday 4 October 2011

A stampin up card for ya



I have recently gotten another 3 stamp sets from stamping up so i thought id better get crackin with them lol, also i got some new ribbon from them too as id had a big spend i got it free, its quite wide so wasnt sure it would work but i like the outcome, I made this primarily for a challenge blog i found that was to use some stampin up stash and seeing as i have loads now i thought it would be rude not to enter lol,

Im fast becomming a major lover of stampin up as ive now got lots of papers/stamp sets and ribbon along with some punches and embellies lol, Anything goes-die cuts and or punches / Craft your passion-anything goes with a twist

Simply stampin - swirls and pearls / Papertake weekly-anything goes with punches


Ive been getting more xmas cards made but still a way to go


So as i have soooo many to make ive made a few simple ones as you will soon see, some simpler than others, here is one of them using my cuttlebug embossing folder with some gems and peel off sentiments, and some ribbon, not much too it, Its been made on a 7x5 scallop card blank and then i just popped some faux stitching around the outside and the main focal point is just a foiled topper i got from vicky aka blue jelly,

Im entering this into a few challenges,

Truly scrumptious-clean and simple / Crafty creations-CAS / Penny's- anything goes
Paperplay-white plus 1 / Craft your passion-anything goes with ribbon / Lothian- anything goes

Will be back later to show you more xmas cards ive been busy making,


Sunday 2 October 2011

What a lucky week ive had, and dont forget my blog candy open till 18th

Crikey im so thrilled as ive been chosen as a top 3 over at craft your days away, and also i was picked as a poodles pick at the poodles parlour!!!!

last week i won at fab n funky too!!!

im amazed and super grateful, i dont win too often but now 3 all at once, how fab is that,

Also peeps dont forget my blog candy open to all to enter HERE


Saturday 1 October 2011

I am celebrating 21000 hits with blog candy

Well guys the time has come for me to do a blog candy of my own as i have now reached over 21000 hits, i have been collecting lovely things for you over the last few weeks, and have a couple lovely sponsors too which is just amazing,

basically i want to thank everyone of you who come by and visit me and of course have the time to leave me all your lovely comments

Now i know my candy isnt as fancy as some but still there are some nice things in there, and i have 4 fabulous sponsors too, im going to do seperate draws for all the prizes so more people get the chance to win something,

In my candy there is the following:
dahlia snag em stamp
birthday bash snag em stamp

flowers snag em stamp

pack 100 black paper flowers

pack 100 green flowers

sugar nellie manga stamp

papermania chipboard accents
pack 6 glitter card
pack 16 holographic card

25 metres red satin ribbon

pack of 10 sheets decoupage from flippin for men

4 pack fine glitter

1 pack embellishments

And for every 15 new peeps who enter and follow my rules i will add something else into the bundle,

Here are some of my fabulous and generous sponsors

Jenni at cardmadfairy is offering 4 hand chosen digi's to a lucky winner, and i can personally vouch for her work as being AWESOME,

meiflower are being ever so fabulous and offering £10 worth of mixed embellies and ribbon to 1 lucky winner, you should pop by her online store she has a massive array of ribbon and charms all very reasonably priced

meljens designs digital images are giving 4 fabulous images of your choice. melissa jenkins is the artist and she makes lovely whimsical images for all different occasions.

All you have to do to be able to go in the candy draw is the following

  1. Become a follower of my blog

  2. mention my candy on your blogs in a post and link to me here

  3. pop a piccie in your sidebar with a link to my blog candy post

  4. please leave me a comment

And thats it, not to much there for you is there ll my prizes are split so more than 1 person will win as you can see,

once you have done those 4 things pop back ere and pop your name in my mr linky as thats where ill do my draw from, also i will be checking folks have done them lol just to make it fair all round.

And thanks for joining me in my celebrations my candy is open till 18th october