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Friday 25 November 2011

Cardmadfairy's digi days ~ winter wonderland

Crikey isnt it starting to get cold outside,im finding myself drinking more an more hot cups of tea lol just to keep warm, and in the evenings the slippers are coming out,

Any way im here to tell you about our new challenge at Cardmadfairy's digi days and our new theme this time is called winter wonderland, we are being sponsored by Meljens designs and i got to use one of there fabulous digital images, i love there whimsical design they are lovely,

I was feeling particularly red and festive when i put this together lol you would never know would you?? i used my new forever friends dp's i bought from the nec along with matching flowers and buttons, then popped on some yummy red pearl gems and stamping up elastic, finished with stickles and jobs a good un lol oooh not to forget that little swirly die that i havent used for yonks and the lovely crafty ribbons snowflake ribbon

Are'nt those flowers so pretty? i bought 3 boxes of them as they are really nice PLease pop over to digi days to see the other folks Dt creations and see if your our last winner or in our top 3


Thursday 24 November 2011

DDCC ~ A recipe

Hello everyone i do hope your having a lovely week? its busy here in derbyshire my 2 little lads are hyper at the moment lol.....something to do with christmas i would bet lol.

Any way over at Dutch dare card challenges we have a new theme for you and its a Recipe

Please use 3 of the following items on your creation




designer paper

rhinestones/brads etc

I chose layers/rhinestone gems/image for my card and of course a stamping boutique image called emo alice as they are our sponsors and i love emo/goth images an papers lol To give this a little bit of shine as i didnt choose dp's as my 3 i used mirror card to matt an layer up, and the purple linen paper was embossed with my new stars embossing folder i bought from the nec,
I hope to see you over at Dutch dare, you ought to see what the other ddcc girls have made and of course why not have a look at our sponsors website The stamping boutique, it costs nothing to have a nosey around.


Wednesday 23 November 2011

all my fave things

Here is a christening card i have made for someone, they wanted a easel card with lots of pink and a charm, this is what i came up with, i used a lovely ickle maggie stamp isnt she super cute, and the sentiment stamp is a papermakup stamp, i used one of my best bargain buys from the nec as well lol, that deep edge martha punch was only £9 I put stickles on her wings in 2 layers so they are especially glittery, and of course used my promarkers on her
Id love to enter this card into
I love promarkers - anything goes
Crafty sentiments - metal
Lollypop - anything goes
Just magnolia - ribbons

I hope they will like this, its taken a while to get it right and im still not sure about it,


Tuesday 22 November 2011

Free for all

Yikes its time for another challenge at creative craft challenges already!!!! my how fast these weeks are flying by and i dont even want to say how close we are to the big C!!!!

Our theme at CCC this time is........


so pretty much anything you like, our sponsor is meljens designs so it would be fab to use thier images but not required to be eligible. I kept my card pretty basic as ive made a few heavy cards and fancied something different, i used a lovely pearly purple card and these fab flowers were given by a good friend of mine, i believe they were done with the cricut,

Im going to enter this one inta the creative card crew challenge which is monochromatic,


Sunday 20 November 2011

Fancy folds

I cant believe im on my second Dt card for Cards for men already, i still am a little shell shocked to have been chosen, We have a fab challenge for you this time and we are looking for............ fancy folds

And our sponsor is whimsy doodles, Cards for men fans will recieve a discount but for details pop over to our challenge blog have a nosey round and get the code,

We used whimsy digi's on most of our cards and they are fabulous,

here is my fancy folds card i do hope you like it??? I also folded my satin ribbon fancy lol

Tha tag stamp is a new one i bought from the little claire tag set you get loads in a pack and really versatile,
I would like to enter a few challenges for this card too.
Stampatcular - Boy oh boy
One stop - Colour challenge (blue)
Paperplay - Shaped cards
Liastampz - For boys
Cupcake craft challenges - Teenage boys


Thursday 17 November 2011

A new greeting farm stamp i just had to use

I bought this fab young lady as i just loved her as soon as i saw her, isnt she soo cool lol.

I was desperate to make something but only had limited crafty time availlable so the card isnt overly embellished i left it fairly simple but actually quite like it like this?!?! what do you think??

I used my rockstar dcwv matt stack...god i love that one. and my new star puch i got from the nec for £1 of course i used my promarkers!! i mean is there anything else to use lol? not in my house i cant get on with anything else, i popped some thin black satin ribbon on with a star charm and thats ya lot....ooh except for the fab platinum stickles of course.

I would love to enter this into a few challenges which are

C.R.A.F.T - stars in your eyes

DYSU - splash of blue

Crafts and me - simples

MTTC - take two

ABC - dazzle

Im off now for a bit as ive got few jobs to do, will pop back later and show you a few cards ive been making lately.


DDCC # 139 - All white and a DT CALL

Good morning thursday everyone,

We had an amazing turn out for our last die cuts and punches challenge at Dutch Dare last week, although there were quite a few not checking out our rules :-s we have a rule of a max of 8 combined challenges and some folks didnt seem to even have a punch or die on there project, we have to make things fair on everyone entering so if you could have a peek at the rules pretty please lol,

Anyway enough whinging from me, we are onto another amazing challenge now for you and we are looking for


so everything needs to be white with the only exception of a little splash of colour on your digi's/stamps.

Its not my week this challenge so nothing from me im afraid but please pop over to dutch dare and have a look at my teamies work its sure to give you loads of inspiration.

our sponsor is the fabulous di's digi downloads

Dont forget folks we have a DT CALL on at the moment if you would like to join us pop over to the challenge blog for the details.


Friday 11 November 2011

christmas voucher wallets

Good evening folks,

I was asked by a vie rep friend if i could make a couple of samples for her to put her vie vouchers in for christmas presents, well id never made any before but thought why not give it a go!!

i made 3 for her, and used my stampin up elastic as the fasteners on 2 of them and ribbon on the third.

She chose the colour schemes but wasnt fussed re the design,

she took them to one of the district meetings with her bosses and they liked them, im told to expect more orders lol YAY

I thought that i would show them to you, What do you think?


cardmadfairy's digi days ~ All about the texture

Helllooooooo to my lovely followers or random visitors lol, Its time to fill you in on our newest challenge over at Cardmadfairy's digi days and we are going for...........

........TEXTURE and lots of it please,

Ive embossed my designer paper, put fabric flowers on, lace and glossy accents on my lovely ladies dress, she is called all dressed up and she is one of my personal faves of jenni's amazing 99p digi images over at cardmadfairy creations,

Now my choice of stash is quite plain as i wanted to focus on the texture, the papers are dovecraft basics and the sentiment is from craft work cards
I would like to enter her into a few challenges

Crafts and me-Birthdays

Crafty catz-Anything goes


Thursday 10 November 2011

Dutch Dare - punch it out

Hello guys

good morning to you all,

we have another great challenge for you at Dutch dare and we are looking for punches/die cuts/nesties etc etc lots of punchy things, Ive used one of my new nesties and my doily lace border punch, and my martha stewart butterfly punch, ooooooh i love my marthas lol
Our sponsor for this challenge is our fellow teamie pattie and ive used one of her digi's on my card, ive inked up the edges with my red brilliance, and faux stitched with my white sakura, I bought this embossing folder second hand and its fabulous its a cuttlebug one but id not seen it before, so glad i found it,

Hope to see you there with us and to check out the dt creations


Tuesday 8 November 2011

Were going Minimalistic at creative craft challenges

Sorry im late posting this folks, ive been busy feeling a bit crappy and just forgot im afraid lol,

Our challenge this time at creative craft challenges is............MINIMALISTIC so all things CAS is fabulous, remember you can create anything you like not just cards,

here is my card using one of our sponsors papermakeup stamps digital images thay have loads of digi's and actual stamps and very fab quality.

We are also being sponsored by crafty ribbons and dragons lair designs so its definately one you should pop by and join in with,

hope to see you there with us, and dont forget to check to see if you were our lucky winner of our last challenge x


Monday 7 November 2011

My first DT card for cards for men

Crikey folks the time has come, this is my first ever post as a dt member for Cards for men, and im soooo excited, i was over the moon to be asked as i love this challenge blog, and lets face it we often need a kick up the backside to get those mens cards made lol

the theme is

"Its nearly christmas"

And our sponsor for this challenge is karens doodles whom images we have used,

Here is my card using a karens doodles image,

I do hope to see you over there, xxx


Friday 4 November 2011

My Nec goodies and a card

Yesterday i went to the nec with a crafty friend of mine angela, she hasnt got a blog or anything but has a fabulous crafty space and jumped at the chance to come along when i told her i was going to the nec, as usual i had an amazing time, i bought loads as id saved alot of pennies up from sales of my cards etc, but even with this fab lot i came home with £65 still lol, dont tell hubby im saving it lol
Here is a close up of my fave bits, isnt it just gorgeous?what a sight dont ya think, i love it lol, i came across a embossing folder that has happy birthday written all over it in small text and it was only £2.99 so i had to get that too, the deep edge martha stewart punch was only £9 and the other one £10.99, plus one of those nesties were a mere £10, of course i had to visit lily of the valley...they are fast becomming one of my most faves along with my maggies/gorjuss girls and greeting farm stamps, We walked s0 much my feet were killing me, and during the day i met up with rozzy and maxine from trimmie which was lovely, we had a chat but it was sooo busy we couldnt for too long :-(
Any way i guess you dont want all the inns and outs do you lol,
so here is a card ive made with a new kanban stamp set i bought,isnt he fabulous, the papers are dovecraft basics and i used a dark purple for the matting and layering, lots of silver stickles to give some bling, and used the matching kanban sentiments and thats it, no embellies at all, i didnt think it actually needed it??? what do you think?

Here is a slightly closer view of it,
I would like to enter this card into a few challenges which i think it fits into,

Crafty catz-anything goes/Raise the bar-no embellishments/Charisma-cutesy

i love promarkers-glitter and glitz/passion for promarkers-a day at the zoo

Papertake weekly-anything goes with a bit of bling/dream valley-anything goes

poodles parlour-here it for the boys