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Saturday 30 June 2012

It has been a few days

Good morning guys, well whats left of it!!!!!
Its been nearly a week since i last posted!!! wow lol i have been so busy making up orders and getting ready for our summer fayre at school organising my own stall and the whole day as if you may remember im on the ptfa and its busy busy busy lol,
Ive also just come back from the Boots staff shop and bought lots of top notch goods lol it was friends and family day and my lovely ang took me with her lol, i got loads and loads of fcuk and other top brands including gift sets and all for the measly sum of £54 lol probs worth nearly £200 if id have bought it from the shop!!!!!!
Any way back to craft lol one of my orders was for a little girl who loves anything to do with princesses and hello kitty, she was going to be 6 and loves girly pinks!!!! anyway i wanted to make something a bit special but didnt have hello kitty in my stash, so i googled copyright free images and printed this hello kitty princess off lol,
 i coloured her in with my promarkers and popped some glossy accents and stickles on her to give her that Bling factor,
the papers are from the dovecraft basics III they are lovely,
I got out my old sizzix alphabet dies and dusted them off, and popped her name on the card which i think always goes down well, added lots and lots of flowers, some pretty pins with thier caps tightly on lol and along with more stickles some dewdrop gems, some stampin up ribbon and voila lol,
If you cant tell in pic the whole easel card is A5 in size so a decent size as well.
I was really nervous wether her mummy would be pleased with it but she loved it!!!!! PHEW
Here is a close up of the image, it didnt print brilliantly but with the promarkers and glitters etc it looked ok when i had finished with it lol
Another close up of her glittered name, the font i think is called lipstick from the sizzix range, and that sentiment i had in my stash was a gift from god lol, and was perfect for the theme,
What do you think??? I wasnt 100% ok with it but the recipient loved it so now so do i lol.

Id love to enter the card into the following challenges please;

1.Incy wincy - Anything goes
2.Allsorts - In bloom (lots of flowers here and there lol papers dont count)
3.Crafty catz - Use your metal (the 3 heart pins)
4.Fussy and fancy - Fancy folds (easel card design)
5.The poodles parlour - Cute and or cuddly (i think she is both)
6.Charisma - Anything goes
7.I love promarkers - Anything goes

Hope you enjoy my card lol,
also i have been practising colouring with my pro's and copics, and did these last week, im still very much a learner even after using them for over a year!! i just struggle with light and shading, what do you think of these lovely ladies???? any input would be welcomed lol

Hubby has gone in to work for and extra day today so wont be home till gone 10pm as he commutes to warrington and we live in derbyshire, so ive had to think of a last min plan for me and the kids,
They are going to a fancy dress party later then for tea im taking them to georges chippy its a lovely walk from here past the local dam and up thru the fields.
Last night i let alex stay up with me till 9pm making jewellery lol he loved it so he will be tired out hopefully to go to bed on time tonight,

Tuesday 26 June 2012

tweet tweets

Good morning guys we have a new challenge at creative craft challenge and we are looking for tweet tweets, we are being sponsored by robyns fetish who offered the dt thier digital images to use,
here is my card which if im honest and i think you will see, i struggled with it, and my time had been taken up with other things i dont get time to redo stuff,
the image is fab tho just wish i coukd have done it justice,
 i thought it would make a fun new home card lol, the dcwv glittered matt stack is blossoms and butterflies, and is beautiful, and the pastel yellow grossgrain is from anitas,

id like to enter this card into
1. Cupcake crafts - Birds of a feather
2. Cute card thurs - Here comes summer
3. Charisma - Summer

Hope to see you there joining in with our theme xxx


Friday 22 June 2012

something girly

Its that time again over at Cardmadfairy's digi days and we have a great challenge for you!!!!
the theme is all about Girly stuff so get out those gurly papers and get creating,
it doesnt have to be pink even though mine is,
the papers arent branded as i bought them from a craft fayre, and the ribbon is fizzy moon grossgrain, dont forget the digi is one of jenny's from her digi collection adn she is only 99p!!!!!!
pop over and check out the rest of the design teams creations and of course to see if you are one of our winners or top 3 from the last challenge,
On a seperate note ive been so busy making orders for folks my actual craftiness time for fun has taken a bashing lol, im not complaining but the orders are taking over my life lol,

also since joining the ptfa ive spent alot of time canvassing for donations and organising with the other ptfa ladies, i love doing it though if im honest,
Today has been a special day as well as one of my best friends and my husbands cousin have officially adopted thier daughter today!!! sarah has been with us in our tomlinson family since august last year but we went to the courthouse today to make everything official, and then a party all day at the local pub, its been a crazy and emotional day. and sarah has already decided that when she turns 13 she wants to live with me lol,

And here is Sarah!!! she is 6 years old the same as my son and she is perfect, it was fate that she joined us as she is just a "tomlinson" lol
And here she is with me having a singing session
And here she is with her tired looking mummy lol
What a special day lol, and i feel honoured to have been asked to go along to share in the special occasion.


Monday 18 June 2012


Good morning!!!
Its that time again to announce our new challenge over at Cards for men,
we had a phenomenal amount of entries for our last fathers day challenge and i saw some gorgeous entries,
Our theme is
Sports with a sentiment
here is my card for the challenges,
I used papermania papers and a lotv topper, with some stampin up stain ribbon,
id love to enter this into a few challenges
1, Fussy and fancy - Boy attitude
2, Creatalicious - Anything goes
2, Charisma - Male cards (2nd entry)
4,  DYSU -  Boys/men

I hope you can join us over there and dont forget to check back to see if you are one of our top 3 or our winner,

hugs sandra xxxx

Thursday 14 June 2012

fancy a game of golf!!!!

Good afternoon to all my lovely cyber friends, sorry if i get the occasional typo, im writing with those darned metal wrist splints on lol,
 isnt it a better day today lol tho it wont be lasting as its given rain for tomorrow, so whilst its nice i have washed the voiles and gotten them on the line lol,
Ive been and had my hair done again this morning as it was in need of a trim and a colour to get rid of the ever returning silver hairs lol
Anyway on tuesday my mum gave me 2 orders that needed to be done for saturday!!!!
one was for a chap who likes golf(this card im showing you today will be for him)
and the other was to have cats on,
ill share that one with you later.
So Here is my golf card, if you didnt know already it is using a bugaboo image!!! arent these just amazing? i love every single one of those, espesh the humourous ones, im just deciding wether to add the lost my balls comment on the inside lol.
I made the card using the papermania papers, card candy, pastel blue card stock and lots of stickles lol, the sentiment i purchased from a cyber friend so not sure whos they are,
Here is a close up of my colouring, what do you think? ive been practicing alot these days as ive spent fair few evenings in on my own with hubby at work so took the chance to get my pro's and copics out,
can you see all that sparkle lol, im addicted to shiny things lol
I would love to enter this card into the following challenges
1- Charisma - Male cards
2- Do you stack up - Men/boys
3- Craft your passions - Anything goes
4- Dream valley - For that special guy
5- Sketch and stash - The sketch
My new stash is the fabulous image this is the first time i have used him and my old neglected stash is the papers and card candy, ive been using adhesive gems alot in place of card candy lately, 

So for now my lovely cyber friends i say see you later lol, if i get some time i will share another card with you in a bit.
hugs xxxx

Monday 11 June 2012

Gone fishing!!!!

.Good afternoon guys, its been as per usual quite busy here at the house of tomlinson lol what with swim classes and combat classes lol,
I have made this card for a friend to give to her fella from thier kiddies, he loves fishing so i thought this lotv stamped image was perfect!!!
i coloured it in with my promarkers and added some stickles onto the water to add some depth and shine,
also i put on blue grossgrain ribbon but didnt want a bow so i ruffled it up and stick it on like this,
here is a close up to try and show you the water and my dodgy colouring lol, i can do some decent colouring sometimes but this one just didnt quite turn out how i wanted lol,
The papers are the old dovecraft masculine paper pack, i use these all the time as i love the look of the cards using these papers.

Id like to enter this card into a few challenges, as you can imagine there are a few fathers day challenges floating about at the moment lol

1. Craft your passions - Anything goes
2. Pile it on - Lets get outdoors
3. Dream valley - For that special guy
4. The crafty pad - Lets hear it for the boys
5. Secret crafter sat chall - Fathers day
6. One stop - Fathers day
7. Card making mamas - Fathers day
8. Cute card thurs - Water water everywhere
9. Lilies little fairies - For the boys (LOTV)


Saturday 9 June 2012

A bit of a change

Good morning to anyone who may be reading this lol, I thought id sneak a quick post in before my day turns hectic lol, the kids are playing with thier lego and daddy is having his lie inn, but will be up very soon,
ive got to fetch one of my best friends from the airport later as she has been lucky enough to get away from this rubbish weather lol, then off out tonight for a big note out, there is lots of us going including the men for a change,
Anyway here is the card i completed yesterday for a friend wha asked me to make an easel card for her friend who was turning 50, she wanted something bright and modern and this is what i made!!!!
what do you think??
i used 2 different paper packs that i recieved free from kate knight, and a fabulous lotv square, then got my lace border punch out and used the blue paper id used for the matting to add a diff colour to the papers,
then popped gem brads in the prima flowers for a bit of bling!!
Also if you pop here regularly you may know im crazy and i mean crazy for stardust stickles!!! yep thats on the flowers in the paper,
then a flower brad to hold the easel up and voila lol
Ive tried to show the glittered pape here but it shines so much more than this
 And again a side view
I do hope you like it???? i wasnt sure if it was ok for a 50th but ive been reassured that it is just fine lol,
im entering this into a few challenges whilst im here lol, ive also stumbled on a new challenge blog as well so entering there too,

1. Craft your days away - Bingo (flowers/ribbon/gems)
2. Southern girls - Things with wings
3. Pile it on - 2 or more folds
4. Creatalicious - Bingo (flowers/easel/lace punch)

I hope you liek my easel card???
its been a while since i last made one of these and ive been crazy busy making masculine cards of late i needed a change lol,
Also ive lost a few followers this week for some reason lol :-( so if ya fancy following me id sure love it

hugs xxxx


Friday 8 June 2012

Cardmadfairy's digi days

Hi guys and good morning, firstly sorry about tha naff picture, it was fine when i see  it on me lappy galery but looks really fuzzy on here???
We have a new challenge at cardmadfairy's digi days and we are going masculine!!!!
so get making those projects for the fella's in your life, but remember to use a digi,
here is my card
(again sorry about the quality)

Id really like to enter this card into a few challenges
1. C.R.A.F.T- Male card (entry 2)
2. Papertake weekly - Anything goes

Thursday 7 June 2012

going for a drive

hi guys, ive been really busy making lots of male themed cards, and have had lots of orders of late, so have lots of cards to share with you,
here is one made with a lotv topper, i love these as they are perfect when you are short on time but look amazing,
this card is fairly simple and consists of stamping up backing papers and ribbon, clear gems and computer generated sentiment, i used red card stock and green embossed card and thats it!!!! how much easier could you get lol,
Id love to enter this card into the following challenges if i may,
1. Lilies little faieres - One for the boys
2. Charisma - Travel
3. C.R.A.F.T - Male cards
4. Here come the boys - Anything goes
5. Papertake weekly - Anything goes
6. Poodles parlour - Male cards/fathers day

so thats it for now guys keep posted for all the other cards i have been making lol there are quite a few,

Our lovely jubilee celebrations

Crikey !!!! what a lot of fun we have had during the jubilee celebrations, myself and my family had 3 different jubilee functions, the ptfa at school of whick im a part of organise a large due at school,
we had the playground transformed with bunting made by the kids, and lots of decoration everywhere it took us all day to keep the kids entertained and re arranging the tables throughout the day,
 here is one of the cake tables, this is the one i was standing at lol and we had another one as well, most of the cakes were donated either handmade or shop bought it was amazing,
then there was one on our local green, and here are some pics from my friends joint celebration with the neighbours, there were friends on both sides so we knew most people one way or another lol,
here is a pic of me and my lovely friends donna and dawn, (im in the middle) a thorn between two roses lol
And here i am with dan my hubby, considering he was forced to wear that party hat he looks rather pleased lol,
 and me an the girls again lol later that eve, donna looks ready to flop doesnt she lol, she wasnt tho she just has a habit of closing her eyes in pics lol,
to be honest im glad its over lol as im sooooo tired, we just have our school fayre to organise now for july lol

Dutch dare dt card - For Dad

Good morning everyone its time to announce our new theme at Dutch dare, we had a great challenge last time and most of you do indeed follow the rules but we still keep getting peeps not checking them, and also not claiming thier prizes, its a real shame to miss out,
Onto this week's challenge, we have the very lovely In 2 Stamps with us as our sponsor this week.
A little bit about In 2 Stamps:
In2stamps is a Belgian rubber stamp company owned by Wendy and started back in late 2009.
We gladly invite you to discover our complete range at the In2stamps online store
We ship to crafters all over the world and you can check our store locator to see if there's a retail store near you selling our stamps.
And if you are looking for inspirational ideas, then our inspirational blog the place to be.
They have kindly donated a 10,00 euro voucher for one lucky participant.
So for this week's challenge, we are looking for your creations that are Just For Dad. Father's Day is coming up shortly in Canada ad the USA and I thought it would be a perfect time to make a little something for the special Dad's in our life. 
The design team have created some crackers for you but here is mine,
Id like to join into a few challenges if i may
1. C.R.A.F.T - Male theme card
2. Creative belli blog - Sentiment only

cant wait to see your dad cards xxx


Wednesday 6 June 2012

happy birthday dad

Good morning (just) how have your jubilee festivities been? we have had party after party here lol
im currently cradling a sore head from last nights party lol what a fab night it was too, we where supposed to be going home early but it was about 11pm when we got in,
Anyway here is a card i made for my dad as it is his birthday today,
i used a kenny k image as these are fabulous, and coloured him with promarkers and put load of stickles on it so it really glitters up.
then i mixed up the papers from dovecraft and stampin up, added 3 rows of ribbon and some blue brads.
I would love to enter the card into the following:
1. Passion for promarkers - Red white and blue
2. The ribbon girls - Use ribbon or lace
3. Saturday challenge - Anything goes
4. Charisma - Bling
5. Papertake weekly - Anything goes

Monday 4 June 2012

Cards for men dt card

Hi guys i hope your all having fun ?? who is off to some jubillee celebrations then???
Welcome to a new challenge at Cards for men.   we had a good number of entries for our last challenge and our DT call.  check back at cards for men this evening with the challenge winners and would hope to contact the DT winners by Friday.

This challenge is for Father's Day and is sponsored by Letraset.

And here is my fathers day card
 And a full frontal view, im afraid i cant for the life of me remember the digi image brand(oopssiee)
but the papers are dovecraft, and that lovely denim ribbon is stamping up,
Id love to join a few challenges

1. Secret crafter - anything goes
2. The stamp man - for a man
3. The poodles parlour - fathers day/for a man
4. I love promarkers - use a digi
5. Here come the boys - anything goes

Saturday 2 June 2012

Are you brave enough - The winner

Hi guys thanks to those who were brave enough lol to join in on my little comp, it was alot of fun to pop by and see everyones style and how they have changed,
some folks just blew me away and some folks befores were still amazing lol,
anyway so as not to keep you waiting a winner has been chosen....
the lucky winner is .........
Rebekah #11
here is her blog, it is fantastic.

thanks to all who entered it was alot of fun, rebekah please email me at
putting that you are my before and after winner so i dont overlook it, send me your address and i will post out some goodies to you as a thankyou for taking part,
keep your eyes peeled in the future as i will be doing little comps like this on and off.

hugs xxx