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Wednesday 29 February 2012

Please enter my 3 years blogging candy

Crikey in just over 4 weeks it will be my third blogoversary, can you believe it!!!!! time goes by so fast when your having fun, ive made alot of friends on here and learned a lot.
to say thanks id like to offer a humble blog candy, its not fancy and its not expensive but its all new and you could win it !!!
Here is a new stamp from pollycraft she is gorgeous, i ordered 2 by mistake so here is the extra one.
 A small selection of goodies
 And here is a handmade bracelet made by me lol
I may have more prizes to come i will let you know.....
If you would like the opportunity to enter this candy please leave me a comment here and if you fancy it become a follower,
i would like it if you coulp pop a piccie and link on your blog to share the love, but not a rule lol its as simple as that.
ends 1st march

thanks folks xxx


Tuesday 28 February 2012

Boys will be boys

 Hello my lovely lovely followers !!!!!
Its time to announce our new theme over at Creative craft challenges and its a nice easy one !!!!! well i think so lol some of you may not,
We are going for MASCULINE for the men or boys in your life,
remember you can make anything not just cards!!!!!!
We have 2 amazing sponsors for this challenge,
Lily of the valley are offering a £10 voucher which is fantastic,
The Stamping boutique are offering the lucky winner digis from thier online store, some of our dt have used thier fabby images, but i used a lotv one (topper),
Here is my card for the challenge, i chose to make a Easel card
The make up of this was rather simple, i used moss green coloured satin ribbon and red card stock, along with papers from papermania for him and that is pretty much it, its a 6x6 inch card blank
I would like to enter my lotv easel card into a couple of challenges,
1. Cupcake - Boys and thier toys
2.Pile it on - Fancy folds
3. Crafty creations - Fancy folds
4.Party time tuesdays - Anything goes

Remember you have a few days left to enter my blog candy as well, id love to have you on board

hugs sandra xxx

Monday 27 February 2012

Sketch time at Cards for men

Hello guys and gals, its monday morning so that means we are ready to share a new challenge at Cards for Men, and this week we are having a sketch challenge!!!
Here is your sketch!!
isnt it great, you can do alot with this as you will see if you pop over to Cards for men and see what the Dt have created
Sketch provided to us by starrynightsdiva
And we are being sponsored by Digital delights
Welcome to Digital Delights, a magical place filled with my little digi creations from all walks of life. We have a wide range of digital stamps which are delivered straight to your email 24/7!!
Wh are offering a $5 goft voucher

Unfortunately my printer has been poorly for the 4 weeksish so i didnt get to play with one of thier digital images so ive used a dcwv matt stack rub on and distressed all the papers and card stock.
Isnt that a fab sentiment i just had to use it, Now you will see if stuck to the sketch quite rigidly but you can rotate or flip as long as we can still see the sketch.
 I do hope you like what i have made, its quite clean and simple but think for the style its rather appropriate,
Id like to enter this card into a few challenges please,
1.Allsorts - Its your choice
2.CES - Blue and cream (lots of blue and the cream is the matted card and the card candy)
3.Crafty catz - Letter B (blue/birthday/boys)
4.Fussy and fancy - More than words
5. DYSU - Distressing
6. Wags and whiskers - Masculine birthday
7. Southern girls - So distressed
Also my humble blog candy is still open for a few more days if you would like to enter it.


Friday 17 February 2012

Dont be Square

Cor blimey im late again!!!!!! bloomin rubbish i am lol,
Ive been to visit my MIL for lunch an its ages away so just clean forgot, ive only just got home with my boys and this is the first (actually second after making myself a cuppa) thing ive done lol
Anyway its time to announce the new challenge at Cardmadfairy's digi days and its a toughie, well maybe not lol

We are going for....Dont be square, so no creations that are square !!!!
i made a simple stepper, and used pampered pets papers, and of course one of jennis amazing digital images they are only 99p each and sooo versatile.
 That sentiment is a rubber stamp from papermakeup stamps who are selling off lots of stamps to go all digi, its amazing, if you cant actually read it too well it says
" Sometimes on the way to your dream,you get lost and find better ones"
isnt that beautiful and so true i think.
 A close up of the fab digi
Id like to enter this card into the following challenges
1. Crafty catz - Fave things (card candy/stamp)
2. Poodles parlour - mothers day or female (Ive made this for my best friend who is havin a hard time at the moment and i wanted to cheer her up)
3. Totally papercrafts - ribbons and/or bows
4. Sweet stampin - CAS (nothing fussy on this card)

I hope you are having a lovely day, im off out to a different great friends tonight for a pamper eve in there are 4 of us and we are having a champagne and strawberries eve...oooh did i mention the choc fountain and foot spa lol. i cant wait.


Wednesday 15 February 2012

My woyww week 141

hello woyww'ers im a bit late posting today, as i havent been on here for a few weeks or so i thought i better show my face lol, if any of you have popped by my blog on my last woyww you may remember the chaos and carnage that was my area lol, well its still chaos, but slightly tidier lol
Im working on some mothers day cards at the moment with that being our next card makers holiday lol.
 I thought id share my slow growing stamping up stamps area lol, i just love this stuff !!!
Under here last time was the worst affected area for mess lol, i think it looks much better now, that purple tote holds all my flowers and underneath it is all my 12x12's
 I have taken my spice rack was fabulous but hubby bought me a newer set of really useful boxes to store things so all the buttons from the rack have gone in the boxes and i love it!!!
 Here are my boxes, all labelled and ready to go

Hope you enjoyed my piccies guys??????
Oooh and i have a humble blog candy available to celebrate 3 years blogging if you would like to enter check sticky post

My handmade Pen storage box

Hello my lovely blogging friends and followers, hope you all had a nice day yesterday?
my hubby dan was at work the whole day and didnt get home till 8pm, so we shared a bottle of white and watched the tv together, he surprised me too which shocked me, he bought me a craft light box AND the most gorgeous pendant a sterling silver with a beautiful teal green modern style love heart, and i absolutely lolve it!!!!!
........heck ill just show it to you
The pic is a bit rubbish but there you go lol.
Also ive made featured artist over at Penny's !?!?!?! i was over the moon and still cant believe to have won??
Anyways i have a bit of crafty stuff to share with you... i started to make this storage box a while back but hadnt finished it, so today i put the finishing touches to it and here it is!!!
I hope you like it?
i used the dovecraft basics1 papers, white grossgrain ribbon a die cut butterfly, and on the other sides there are stamping up flowers,
Of course i used my bind it all to make this.
I wandered for ages what to use it for, but as ive bought more sakura pens and they were bursting out of my pencil case i thought id try them .....and they fit perfectly

Id like to enter this into a couple of challenges please
1. Pennys - Anything goes
2. Fab n funky - Try something new (you wont find anything else like this on my blog lol)
3. Allsorts - Free and easy
4. Charisma - Things with wings

Hope you have a lovely day whats left of it, im off out tonight with lots of mums from reception class at school, im a class 1 mum but im lucky enough to have been invited, so im looking forward to that later, with my lovely friend dee and co.


Tuesday 14 February 2012

Happy valentines at CCC

i hope you got a little something nice from a loved one?
We have a new challenge ready today from Creative craft challenges and we are all about


Remember we still have a DT CALL open till the 21st so if your interested pop over an have a nosey at the deets,
Our sponsor this time is the fabulous Stamping dragon designs, and the dt have used thier images in thier work,
(except me as my printer isnt printing with enough decent quality for some reason)

Here is my Card for the challenge, its very CAS but i had to make it quickly lol

The stamp is from stamping up and the satin ribbon from meiflower,
please pop over and join us...


Monday 13 February 2012

Cards for men DT card - valentines

Good morning everyone, its monday the beginning of the school break !!!
Im not seeing much crafty time coming up this week lol, so a good job ive done my dt card for
Cards for men early hey lol,
Our sponsors are "freshed brewed designs"
Hi. I am Heather Dennis. I am a homeschooling mother of 2 wonderful children, the wife of 12 years to the love of my life, a Christian and the owner of Fresh Brewed Designs. I have loved to draw and create ever since I was a child. My daughter has inherited my love of art and recently inspired me to start creating again.
All the images in my shop are hand drawn. I offer a wide range of images from coffee, cute and inspirational. I also love to create custom drawn images, so if you are looking for anything in particular, please feel free to drop me an email.
the winner will recieve.....
Prize: 3 digi images of your choice
And here is my card that i made using a fresh brewed image
 And a close up

I would love to enter this into a few challenges
1. Totally gorjuss - Lurve 
2. Fussy and fancy - With all my heart
3. Paperplay - Love letters
4. DYSU - Love
5. Papertake - anything goes with options of love
6. Crafty catz - Valentines
7. Fab n funky - Love is in the air
8. Craft your passion - anything goes, no dp's


Friday 10 February 2012

Young and in love

Its friday!!!!!!! and the start if the kiddies school holidays!!!!!! so that means craziness and all sorts of chaos, but also a more relaxing morning rather than my usual rush lol,
I have had loads on of late much same as everyone else i expect but crikey me lol
I have managed to make a few valentines cards though for a couple of orders, so im showing you one here which was made for my cousin to give her fella, she wanted soppy lol
The papers are making memories i think, and the hearts are die cut shop bought,
Of course my lovely image is a lily of the valley stamp, arent they beautiful
 A close up of the image
She hasnt seen the card yet so i do hope she likes it???

id like to enter this into a few challenges that are out at the mo,

1, Crafty catz - Valentines
2, Fussy and fancy - With all my heart
3, DYSU - Love
4, Paperplay - Love letters
5, C.R.A.F.T - Valentines
6, Fab n funky - Love is in the air
7, I love promarkers - Love is in the air
8, Partytime - Valentines
9, Papertake weekly - Anything goes with option of a heart

Also folks dont forget we have a DT CALL over at creative craft challenges if you want to see the deets pop over there have a look, xxx


Wednesday 8 February 2012

twice the cuddles

Good morning folks, its been a couple of days since i last posted as its been my birthday so havent had time to craft or share any craft with you im afraid, i got tons of cards from my fab trimmie friends,
Any way here is a card i have been working on for a commision...The lady who ordered it wanted unisex as the parents didnt know the sex of thier babies yet,
So here it is using a brand new lily of the valley stamp, i bought it as it was divine and soooo cute, but got home to think when shall i get to use it lol, so as soon as i knew i had a 'twins' card to make i was delighted lol,
 I kept the colours to pale yellows and greens with gold finishings as that seemed to work together,with ivory lace and ribbon, the papers are from the pampered pets range, i dont often do pets themed stuff but those papers were scrummy,
 A piccie of my finished card
What do you think? i think the names are too big but she wanted them on and my lappy not printing very well so had to use peel offs instead and that was the smallest i could make them,

Anyway i would like to enter this card into a few challenges

1. Pretty little ribbons- Anything goes
2. Allsorts- free and easy
3. Lili's little fairies(lotv)- spring colours
4. ABC - I for in pairs
5. Crafts and me - use new image
6. Papertake weekly - anything goes with option of a heart

PLease remember i have a humble blog candy open on my blog and would love you to enter


Friday 3 February 2012

Cardmadfairy's digi days - Hearts

Good morning everyone, hopefully this post has gone live as its been scheduled lol, Its time to see what new theme we have over at Cardmadfairy's Digi days..........our last theme was popular we had some great entries, this one i expect will be popular too,
Sponsored by crafty sentiments..
So do you want to know what it is then !!!!!!!!!!!
so get everything out with a love heart on and get creating, the more the better!!!
We are being sponsored by crafty sentiments
And here is my card,
its one of my fave images from jennis amazing digi creations i use her all the time, and she is only 99p can you believe it,
the papers i receved in a swap along with the wire heart,
I doubled up the white and pink satin ribbon and layered it over the doily punched border from martha stewart, then those teeny weeny heart brads where from making memories,
Here is the full view of my Dt card, i hope you like it? i actually felt rather pleased with this one :-o which is rare lol, i layered up lots of different flowers as well,of course the use of my PM's was essential lol
I would love to enter into a few challenges if i may.
  1. Secret crafter sat - Ribbons
  2. Allsorts - One or more hearts (bp doesnt count)
  3. Pile it on - add lace (lace doily punch if that counts)
  4. Truly scrumptious - love hearts
  5. Fab n funky - use a digi
  6. By the cute and girly - love is in the air
  7. Penny's - love is in the air
  8. Anything goes - to the one i love


Thursday 2 February 2012

DDCC picture inspirational theme

 Good morning everyone, i thought i had scheduled this post so i relaxed this morning with a cuppa and a friend having a chat, it wasnt till i came on to see my post to notice it hadnt published...grrrrrr.
Anyway ive finally got it on now so you can have a nosey.

Its challenge time again over at Dutch dare and we have got a picture inspiration challenge for you !!!! and boy is it a gorgeous piccie to inspire, which was taken from simply hue !!!!! isnt it lovely, i thought whatever i made using that palette of gorgeousness would look great!!!!!! well i was wrong lol what i made looks pretty crappy to be honest but time being short and me being ill the last couple of weeks i didnt have time to make a fresh one.

Anyway here it is !!!! a tag using some of the colours from the inspirational pic and buttons. i dont like it at all but thought better thasn nothing at all lol,

Here is our great sponsor for this challenge and they are...In2stamps

Ok so thats it now if you Pop over to Dutch dare and check out if you were our lucky winner from the last challenge and see the other girls amazing take on the theme, cant wait to see you there.

Challenges entered
  1. Cute card thurs - buttons and bows
  2. Paperplay - get in shape
  3. DYSU - anything goes
  4. Creative inspirations - make a tag
  5. Party time tuesdays - anything goes
  6. Come and get it - anything but a card