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Tuesday 31 January 2012

Bingo and a DT call

We are playing bingo over at creative craft challenges today....its a really easy challenge so pop over and have a look at the bingo board and all the dt inspirations they are amazing and sure to fill you with lots of ideas!!!!
Also we are having a DT call at the moment as well so if your interested you need to check out the deets at CCC and then email me at
no experience required.
Here are my cards for that challenge
here is the card which i used a kenny k digi image as they are one of our sponsors
 And my other card also using a fabby Kenny K image, this one is my own personal stamp as i had to have her in the flesh so to speak lol,

Id like to enter a couple of challenges for these cards
  1. Party time tuesdays - anything goes
  2. Crafty sentients - punches and/or does
  3. Pollycraft - fave things (pink ...2nd card)
  4. Lollypop - anything goes


Monday 30 January 2012

Cards for men - Seeing Red

Well good morning guys, we are back at cards for men with a brand new challenge.....
we are... SEEING RED so come on folks get those red papers and embellies out an get creating!!!
also remember that we are a blokey challenge so it needs to be masculine themed,

We are being sponsored by letraset and they of course are the home of my beloved promarkers
here is my card that i made for my hubby for our impending anniversary in march, the image of course is a kenny k one isnt she naughty!!!!!

Hope you can join us in our SEEIN RED theme and cant wait to see what you make

Sunday 29 January 2012

ready..get set.....GO

Hello guys, isnt it cold today? we are off to a family indoor play centre shortly as a treat to alex who is 6 as he came home with the star pupil certificate friday,
Although ive still got a dicky tummy so hope i will be ok? hubby wont take them on his own so if i dont go alex wont get his treat!!!! MEN
Anyway here is my latest offering for you, using a topper that was sent tpo me in a swap so not sure of where it came from??
Its a fairly simple design and i have left half my card blank showing which for me is rare!!!!

The bottom half is using textured dovecraft card stock which i have distressed a little, underneath that ribbon is holographic card punched with my eksuccess zig zag punch, and ive added some glosst accents onto the goggles and number plate, (you cant see it too well though)

Id like to enter this card into the following challenge please.
  1. Ditzy-craftymess - Anything goes (new challenge blogs first challenge)
  2. Stamp,scrap and doodles - anything goes
  3. Secret crafter - ribbons
  4. CES - Check it out
  5. Fussy and fancy - polka dots
Have a fabby day folks xxx

Thursday 26 January 2012

Buttons galore

Over at Dutch dare today we have a new challenge......"buttons galore"
Now that to me is a super easy challenge so im thinking there will be lots of entries for this one?
We are being sponsored by robyns fetish who as usual provide the dt with fabby images to use,
Again as usual i am in team a so no creation from me however team b have made some super duper creations you just gotta go check em out..

also why not pop over to see if you may be the lucky winner of the last challenge, we have had a few redrawn as no one has claimed the last couple of prizes, its such a shame to let them slip by,

hugs x


A star was born

Good morning everyone, ive been a little busy lately so havent posted a card made that wasnt for one of my DT duties in a while lol, also ive been feeling under the weather and still am a little bit !!
mt little boys have got a party to go to tomorrow, my best friends little lad is 6 and the boys have known each other since birth, the following card is made for him, he likes purple so thats where i started.
 I put platinum stickles around the edges as i think it goes fab on masculine cards,as its a bit darker than silver, and those amazing star embellies i got from a friend so no clue where to get some more when they all gone as well :-(
I used my newer nesties and cuttlebug embossing folder on this one but used paper scraps big enough out my scrap box, as anyone who knows me knows i cant throw anything away lol i like to recycle everything,

I am going to enter this into the following fabulous challenges
  1. Cute card thursday - Your a gem (3 in top left corner)
  2. DYSU - Ribbons
  3. Creative inspirations - Anything goes
  4. I love promarkers - Purple and pink (the pink is in theDP hope that still counts lol)
  5. Passion for Promarkers -  chall 133 Recycle ( the scraps of paper if that counts)
Ive got to go out shortly and get my alex a beavers uniform as he has his third session tonight and promptly reminded me this morning that he wants to stay there so i need to get him uniform lol....that was me told

see you all later when i may have another masculine card to show you xxx

Friday 20 January 2012

Cardmadfairy's digi days - ribbons and bows

Well im bloomin late with ym post again and this time i just forgot (oopsie) i thought we went live next friday lol
We have a new challenge set for you over at Cardmadfairy's digi days and it is a very simple one.
see how easy is that??
Here is my Dt card its quite a simple design, using of course a Cardmadfairy digi image which is only 99p and can be found HERE
the backing card stock is from kanban and that fabulous sentiment stamp is from papermakup,
Im going to enter this into the following challenges
  1. Charisma - clean and simple
  2. Truly scrumptious - something forgotten (The stamp and the digi)
  3. Dream valley - anything goes
please pop over to have a look at the dt gals and guys offerings they are truly fantastic, also to see if you may be a winner as well ;-)

Thursday 19 January 2012

DDCC # 148 A sketch

Good morning guys, how is everyone this morning? its not as cold here today as it has been, whats it like your way???
Ive had a rubbish  headache for 2 days now so im a bit tetchy lol so this wont be a massive post.
Its time for a new challenge over at Dutch dare and kelly has this fab sketch for you...... its brill to work with.
We have the Stamping boutique joining us as our sponsor for this challenge and the dt have used TSB images, you will see mine in a min, i chose to work with KK winter and she is just too cute lol

here is my take on the sketch with kk winter, i used soft pinks and blues on my project with a slight hint of ivory pearlised card, organza ribbon which i took of a box of chocs lol,
 I used my embossing folder for tha square at the back though you cant see much of it!!
 Then i popped stickles all over the place as i do lol, and some lovely gems from meiflowers, my newish nestied which i just absolutely love.
 Im entering this card into a fair few challenges if i may;
  1. DYSU - Patterned paper (spotty paper and embossed card)
  2. MTTC - Your fave embellishment (anyone who pops by my blog regular will know i put stickles and ribbon on almost all my projects i just love em lol)
  3. Crafty sentiments - Anything goes
  4. PTT - Happy birthdays
  5. Cupcake craft - Born on a winters day (wintery bday)
  6. The ribbon girl - Blue and pink
  7. ABC - H for Happy birthday
  8. Paperplay - Ribbons every which way
  9. I love promarkers - Anything goes

Tuesday 17 January 2012

Blue blue blue

No folks im not whinging i promise lol.....our new theme over at creative craft challenges is the colour blue lol,
we are being sponsored by the stamping boutique and papermakeup,
Here is my card using mainly blue and my image is a TSB one
Ive had that folied paper for about 2 years and found it out the other day and just knew i needed to use it up !!!
I ruffled up some large white satin ribbon so it wasnt all blue, and used my fave martha stewart doily punch
 Here is a close up of my image
I would love to see you there playing along with us


Monday 16 January 2012

Cards for men - boys and thier toys Dt card

Crikey what a fab recycling challenge we had, it was great seeing what everyone did and how they used up those otherwise thrown away things lol.
Pop by at Cards for men and have a nosey see if you are our lucky winner!!!!! and check out our top 3 results

cards for men

For our new challenge we are looking for all those toys for boys (or men) lol
**Remember we are an all male themed challenge blog**

And we are being sponsored by
Please find images by hope jacare HERE 

 we have used digital images from hope jacare too, i chose this fabulous drum kit!!! isnt it super cool? i love how you could colour it in and add lots of sparkle or leave it plainer (like i have) and it would still look awesome

My card has been distressed by tearing up all my card stock and designer paper, matted and layered with silver pearlised paper and ive ruffled up the lovely saddle stitch grey/white ribbon that i got from meiflower for xmas

 To add a little colour to my black/grey/silver creation i used my blue gloss sakura pen, to colour round the sentiment tag stamp form whimsy stamps, and white sakura pen for faux stitching, then off course to finish of my card those fab massive silver star embellies.

Im gonna enter this card into
  1. Lollypop - anything NEW goes (new digi and ribbon)
  2. Anything goes - anything goes
  3. Stamptacular - texture (Ruffled ribbon and torn edges)


Friday 13 January 2012

Not done much craft today

I have managed to make a DT card this aft when kyle was in bed thankfully as he woke early so had to abandon any efforts of craft lol, thanksfully i have been busy colouring in some other images for some DT cards yet to make.... most of these piccies are for my dt work but you will have to pop by and see them on a card lol
 Here is the reason not alot has happened lol...... kyle lol, he has been in a right cheeky little mood bless him

My jewellery blog

Hi guys
Some of you may know ive started dabbling in jewellery making too, ive been doing that about 7 months ish i think now, so i started a seperate blog for my jewellery creation, although my postings have been a bit hit and miss, partially to the fact i havent many followers yet lol, so i guess im gonna be ickle bit cheeky and see who else out there enjoys a bit of jewellery making too???? if your like me and enjoy that as well id love you to pop over have a nosey at my work, perhaps become a follower if you feel you would like too lol, and then ill pop by your blogs to say thankyou,
You can find my other blog by clickin on pic in sidebar or just by checking out THIS link

Hugs to all


Thursday 12 January 2012

you gotta love all things lotv

Crikey isnt it windy again!!!
I went out this morning for a walk to the post office to get my milk and bread as i was gasping for a cuppa lol an it nearly blew me to scotland lol oh an being as i live in derbyshire thats quite a way lol, and on the walk back it chucked it down lol, thanksfully kyle was in his pram covered nice and snug, but me by the time we got back i was like a drowned rat lol
So now ive had my first cuppa and onto my second i feel able to share this card with you lol
its another of my lily of the valley stamps......these are coming my top choice at the moment as they are all soooo cute and decent prices too, i have a thing for the boys ones and my fave at the mo is this little fella....he just reminds me of my little lad lol
I left the rest of the card quite plain as i wanted the image to be the first thing you look at and of course little lads dont care for all the fuss do they lol
the one style of DP is from stampin up and the sentiment i think is from lotv too, my lovely friend tracy gave me it, added a bit of card candy and some faux stitching then thats it.
 here is the entire pic of the card, i have made it for a good friend of mines little boy who will be 5 next week. an he a typical mucky little fella so thought he would like this?
 I am entering this card into a few challenges
  1. Paperplay - in stitches
  2. CRAFT - celebrations
  3. Charisma - happy birthday
  4. lilli's fairies(lotv) - fave stamp (at the mo this is mine)
  5. Pile it on - manly card
  6. I love promarkers - Cute and cuddly
  7. Simon says - spots an stripes
  8. Crafty creations - something new (card candy pack)

Wednesday 11 January 2012

Woyww #136 beware utter chaos

Happy wednesday everyone...its been a long time since i joined in at WOYWW so thought id drop by and share with you the chaos that is my work area lol....beware it truly is a complete mess !!!!!!

I have quite a few piccies to share with you lol so grab a cuppa!!!

here are my new stamps that have recently arrived they are from papermakeup in the states and they are having a massive sale die to stopping doing rubber stamps and going all may want to have a nosey HERE they have a fab array of gorgeous sentiments and word art as well
Here is my top shelf area lol all my best stash goes up there away from prying eyes lol or in my case a 6 and 2 year old, the black unit is a cd rack the wrong way round lol and that in the distande is a spice rack with ym yummy buttons in!!
can you see all my lovely stampin up supplies? my stamps and punches are thier too
 A vision of utter disarray here papers flung all over the place lol yesterday was a chaotic session lol
 here is a piccie of my ribbon box and my 6x6 and mixed papers oooh and a sneek peek at my martha stewarts
 Also i thought id share the love to my die cutting stuff, i love my cuttlebug and have had it for couple or 3 years now but until recently didnt use it often as it was a faff to get it out, but ive rearranged and popped it right by my desk, can you see that bit of green in the corner lol....there she is, also can you see my evergrowing nestie collection? and my beloved sakura pens i love those and do all my faux stitching with them,
 Crikey can you see what i have to work with lol here is where i keep all my envelopes and card blanks in the grey drawers and the colourful ones at the back keep safe my a4 card stock
 Last but not least.............are ya still with me lol????? this litlle lot is under my desk where my feet are supposed to go lol, who cares about feet i need more space lol, all my stickles/inks etc etc gors into them drawers and all those 15 storage boxes have stamps in them, also i keep stamps on the shelves and in the big drawers as well, i have millions and millions lol im a lover of the greeting farm/lily of the valley/magnolias and pretty much any really
Oooooh i hope i havent bored you silly with those pics, im afraid im not lucky enough to have a room of my own i gave that up for my youngest son lol....well he couldnt stay sleeping in a moses basket all his life lol, i will get a room of my own eventually but will be few years as we will have an extension and then i get a proper room lol but for now i am happy in our bedroom as i have i nice big corner of our room lol.
Anyway thanks for stopping by please leave me some love and i will do my best to pop by say thankyou
hugs xx

Tuesday 10 January 2012

my boys

Good morning everyone
I havent got a card to show you so thought id share a couple pics with you that ive taken recently of my lovely family, i got a new camera for christmas and have been taking it everywhere with me as anyone who knows me knows i love taking photographs and having all those lovely memories in print all around my house..
Anyway here they are i do hope you take a few mins to have a look at my gorgeous family lol
kyle with his little friend lizzie on charles hill las november
(this pic wasnt with my phone my friend laura took this)
My eldest alex at his 6th birthday party, it went extremely well with 24 of his friends they all had a blast, thanks god to indoor play centres lol,

Here i am looking a bit not so good lol it was really windy an cold and not a stitch of lippy on lol, again on charles hill as alex got a water rocket set for his birthday so we went for a play
And look here, both my boys together havin a cuddle.....awwwwwwww, they are a pair of monsters alot these days and fight like cat and dog, but they love each other millions lol

Here daddy is setting up the rocket launcher, which is basically a pop bottle filled with water then you pump air into it and watch it fly....and boy does it fly....i think the highest we got that day was about 30 metres

Here again is me lol with  one of my bestest buds claire and an fabulous friend of mine dawn at new years eve, a fab night with fab friends and family,
This ones a bit of a morning after the night before pic lol but my alex wanted us to have a picture, its not a good one this one but i dont mind lol

And last but no means least my boys getting ready to tackle new years eve lol

I hope you enjoyed looking at my pictures ill hopefully have something crafty for you later as tuesdays are my crafty afternoons when my sister has the boys for a couple of hours and i get to catch up a bit with any orders and dt work