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Friday, 20 December 2013

Wishing You All A Very Merry Christmas

Morning all!   A short post today I'm afraid as time is catching up with me, it's just 5 more sleeps till Santa comes.....are you all ready for the festivities?  For once I've actually finished all my shopping, now I've just got the task of wrapping them up, maybe the wee elf on my card will scatter some stardust my way and make it nice and easy ha!  Having a trip out tomorrow to see a friend from Scotland.  We meet half way to catch up and exchange our Christmas Pressies, so looking forward to seeing her.

I've used Scattering Stardust Elf today from Rick St Dennis who's the sponsor of our last challenge of 2013 over at Stampin For The Weekend.  Please pop over and join in the fun!

Have a fabulous Christmas and a very Merry New Year (hic!).  See you all back here in 2014 for more fun xx


Recipe :
Base Card - The Craft Outlet Spalding
DP's - Docrafts Christmas Past - Tina Higgins Silent Night
Image - Scattering Stardus Elf - Rick St Dennis coloured with Promarkers - cut with Spellbinders Circles and Scalloped Circles
Wooden Embellishments -
Snowflake - Memory Box - Tivoli
Trees - Marianne Designs

I'm entering this card into the following challenges :
LoveTo Create - Challenge 96 - Anything Goes
My Mum's Craft Shop - Challenge 12 - Winter/Christmas
Whoopsi Daisy - Anything Christmas
Bearly Mine - Challenge 117 - Anything Goes
Die Cutting Divas - Challenge 146 - Happy Holidays
Papertake Weekly - Last Christmas....Card Of The Year
Passion For Promakers - Week 228 - Mega Christmas Challenge
Divas By Design - Anything Goes
Inky Impressions - Challenge 139 - Merry Christmas
Ruby's Rainbow - Challenge 69 - Christmas
Crafty Little Fairies - Anything Goes
Milk Coffee Challenge - Any Christmas Creation
Cards Galore - December Challenge - Christmas
Wags N Whiskers - Challenge 119 - Christmas


Friday, 6 December 2013

♪ ♫ Are You Hanging Up Your Stockings On The Wall ♫ ♪

Morning all, a bit late with my post this morning, I don't know where the time is going lately!  It's a bit quieter in here today though so I might get a bit more crafting done.  Hubby's busy sorting out the Christmas decorations for me today so I can get them up over the weekend.  Thought the Slade Song - Merry Christmas Everybody was apt for my post today as I've bought two stockings to hang this year, hope Santa's good to me and fills it to the top (I'm getting some lovely stamps and I'm sure they'll fit perfectly!).

Anyway, on to today's card,  our new challenge over at Stampin For The Weekend is Use Some Red. Our fabulous sponsor for this challenge is Saturated Canary Go check them out, Krista's designs are gorgeous.  The one I've used is called Stockings - doesn't she look nice and snug in her onesie, all ready for the winter!.


Recipe :
Card : From Stash
DP : Merry Christmouse From Nitwit Collections
Snowflake Border : Joycrafts Winter Wishes Ice Crystal Border
Holly Leaves : Memory Box Mini Holly Leaves
Holly Flourish : Cheery Lynn Designs Holly Flourish B148
Sentiment : Freebie From Internet cut with Memory Box Essex Border
Image : Saturated Canary Stockings coloured with Promarkers

I'm entering this card into the following challenges :
Kaboodle Doodles - Challenge 200 - Start Of Winter 
My Mum's Craft Shop - Challenge 12 - Winter/Christmas
Whoopsi Daisy - Christmas Using Traditional Colours
Bearly Mine - Challenge 115 - Christmas Sentiment
Creatalicious - Challenge 57 - Christmas Time
I Love Promarkers - Challenge 197 - for A Child
Papertake Weekly - Anything Goes
ABC Challenge - A For Almost Christmas
Diva's By Design - Feeling Festive
Inky Impressions - Challenge 137 - Winter Or Snow
CRAFT Challenge - Challenge 236 - Christmas
Cards Galore - December - Christmas
Crafty Catz - Challenge 210 - Use 2 Or More Dies
Delicious Doodles - Challenge 65 - Christmas/New Year
Pink Gem - Challenge 108 - Winter Wonderland
Allsorts - week 235 - Inspired By A Christmas Song Or Carol
Lexi's Creations - Challenge 104 - Christmas
Challenges 4 Everybody - Challenge 34 - Anything Goes
The Cupboard Trilogy - Challenge 18 - Christmas
The Squirrel And The Fox - Challenge 58 - Summer Or Winter
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Sunday, 24 November 2013

*~*CANDY WINNER*~*

Sorry it's late peeps, had a really hectic day yesterday so didn't get a chance to do the draw. I've put the numbers into a hat today and the number that I pulled out was No. 10. Looking down the list of comments the 10th one to comment was WEEJULS - CONGRATULATIONS! I'll get your parcel off to you early this week. Sorry to all those that didn't get picked but hopefully I'll have some more goodies to give away soon xx

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Friday, 22 November 2013

It's Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas

Well, good morning!  Are you in the Festive Spirit yet?  Over at Stampin For The Weekend we're definately getting that way with this fortnights Challenge being Feeling Festive.  It's sponsored by Live and Love Crafts so why not come and join us and win some lovely goodies.

My card today is the first I've done of my Christmas Cards (only about another dozen to do!).  I used a new Lili of the Valley Image that I bought when they last had a sale and I really enjoyed colouring it up.  They switched the Christmas Lights on here in Hull last Thursday so with that and starting my cards I'm really starting to look forward to Christmas.  I've been doing a bit of Christmas Shopping throughout the year too so not so much running about nearer the time.

It's also the last day to enter my candy draw (you'll find the link in the sidebar - I'm not techie enough to have it as a stickie lol).  Good luck to all that have already entered.  I won't be at home tonight but will do the draw and announce the winner tomorrow xx

Recipe :
Backing Card - From Stash purchased at Lidl
DP - Nitwit Collections - Joyful Hearts Too
Image - LOTV Christmas Bears Presents - Coloured with Promarkers with Stickles added for snow effect.
Stars - Not sure if these are branded - bought from the Range
Merry Christmas - Heinz Cuppelditch Santa's Workshop Wooden Sentiments
Memory Box Precious Stars


I'm entering this card into the following challenges :
Creatalicious Challenges - Challenge 57 - Christmas Time
ABC Christmas - W For Winter Wishes
Inky Impressions - Challenge 135 - Hats/Scarves/Gloves
Whimsy Stamps - Challenge 65 - Anything Goes
4 Crafty Chicks - Challenge 169 - Anything Goes
Charisma Cardz - Challenge 46 - Christmas
Sparkles - Challenge 50 - Animals
The Cupboard Trilogy - Challenge 17 - Spots & Stripes
Crafty Calender - All Things Christmas

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Friday, 8 November 2013

Autumn/Fall Colours @ SFTW

Well it's Friday again and time for another challenge over at  
This week the challenge is Fall Colours and it's sponsored by the lovely team over at 
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I've used one of their stamps on my card, it's called Flower Bears Poppy and I thought it was a great image to use especially as this weekend is Remembrance Weekend.  I'll be sitting down on Saturday night to watch the service on BBC, it's lovely especially at the end when the poppies fall. Think we're heading out to a firework display earlier in the evening, I'm hoping it will be a lovely Autumn night, with Crisp Dry Air and a lovely clear sky so we can see the fireworks clearly.  Make sure if you're out and about that you wrap up warm....these nights are certainly cooling down!  I'll be back later to post some pics of last weekends Halloween shenanigans, we had a great time!

 I've used the sketch over at Sketch N Stash this week which is this one




Noticed that the pic isn't brilliant, had to take it last night.  Will try and get a better picture over the weekend!

Recipe :

DP's - First Edition Paper Pads - Desert Blooms
Backing Card - From Stash
Image - Bugaboo Stamps Flower Bear Poppy Coloured With Promarkers
Flowers - Wild Orchid Crafts and Hobbycraft
Sentiments - Whimsy Stamps Friendship Ticket Sentiments

I'm entering this card into the following challenges :
My Mums Craft Shop - Challenge 11 - Autumn Colours
Sketch N Stash - Challenge 125 (Sketch 21)
Bearly Mine - Challenge 111 - Anything Goes
Creative Card Crew - Challenge 48 - Teddy Bears Picnic
Papertake Weekly - Anything Goes
Diva's By Design - Use A Digi
Whimsy Stamps - Challenge 65 - Anything Goes
Crafty Catz - Challenge 206 - Inspirational Photo
Wags N Whiskers - Challenge 116 - Fall Colours
Challenges 4 Everybody - Challenge 32 - Anything Goes
Cupcake Inspirations - Challenge 235
The Squirrel And The Fox - Challenge 56 - Animal Antics


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Friday, 25 October 2013

Too Cute To Spook!?

Morning all, wonder what this week will bring.  Been invited to a Halloween Party next weekend and as everyone seems to be doing Halloween cards at the moment and our latest challenge at Stampin For The Weekend is Something Spooky I thought I'd get in on the act.  We were requested to use an LOTV image if we had one and as I'd just bought this one which I've been after for ages I thought the timing worked quite well.  I'm giving my card to the party hosts to say thanks for the invite, I'll try and get plenty of pics and post a few on here next weekend!

Recipe :
Backin Paper - Bearly Mine Designs - Freebie
Embossing Folder - Cuttlebug Skeleton Scroll sanded.
Spiders Web cut from a Ribbon Roll
Beads From Stash
Image - Abracradabra from LOTV coloured with Promarkers
Sentiment - Done On PC using Chiller Font

I'm entering this card into the following challenges :
2 Sisters - Challenge 166 - Halloween Colours
Pink Gem - Challenge 102 - Spooky - Halloween Etc.
Lexi's Creations - Challenge 101 - Halloween
Challenges 4 Everybody - Challenge 31 - Anything Goes
Cupcake Inspirations - Challenge 233
The Cupboard Trilogy - Challenge 16 - Halloween/Fall
Kaboodle Doodles - Challenge 194 - Halloween Colours
My Mums Craft Shop - Challenge 10 - Halloween
The Paper Girls - Challenge 42 - Put A Bug On It
Whoopsi Daisy - Halloween Colours
Divas By Design - Spooked
Tuesday Throwdown - Challenge 170 - Creepy Crawlies
Cute Card Thursday - Challenge 292 - Spooktacular
Inky Impressions - Challenge 131 - Halloween or Black/Orange
Milk Coffee Challenge - Costumes/Halloween Challenge
Sparkles - Challenge 49 - Halloween Or Colours
Crafty Little Fairies - Anything Goes
Alphabet Challenge - S For Scary

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Tuesday, 22 October 2013

Candy!

Well I've got here at last.  I kept meaning to get this posted and kept forgetting to get a picture.  I've eventually got round to getting one so hope it's worth the wait!  Some of it is freebies that I know I'll never use and some if it are bits I've bought and again never used.  Not going to ask you to be a follower...I know I'm guilty of not getting around everyone's blogs with things the way they are these days but I would like you to leave me a comment so I can pick the winner (I'm not too technical with those linky things lol) and I'd be grateful if you would pop a picture and link on your sidebar of your blog (if you have one - again another reason why the comments are so important - means those without a blog have as much chance!).  Will leave it running until Friday 22nd November when I will then put the names in a hat and draw a winner.  Good Luck!

Candy Consists Of :
Bottle Of Stickles
6 Packs of Mini Trimits Buttons - Various Shapes And Colours
Fairies Of The Season Stamps
Hot Off The Press Embossing Folder & Sentiment Stamps
Marianne Design Winter Fun from Don & Daisy Stamps
Tim Coffey 6 x 6 Papers Sport Themed (36 Sheets)
Prima Jodie Lee Designs Divine Collection 6 x 6 Paper Pad (48 Sheets)
Prima Jodie Lee Designs Journalling Notecards
LOTV Unmounted Stamp Plum Pudding
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Friday, 11 October 2013

Baby It's Cold Outside!

Morning All, hasn't the weather has really changed now? We've had a plumber in at work all week changing radiator valves and fitting a new boiler....great week he picked, my poor wee fingers are finding it hard to find the right keys as it's so cold!!

That's why my card is apt again today. I used Mollie Winter from our sponsers The Stamp Fairy over at Stampin For The Weekend. Our challenge this week is an Anything Goes Challenge so I'm looking forward to seeing all your fabulous entries. I coloured her with Promarkers and added a bit of Liquid Pearls in white opal to resemble snow and also for the fur on her jacket (see close up for effect :-) ).

Anyway off to wrap my hands around the kettle and see if I can get warmed up.


Recipe :
Image - Molly Winter From The Stamp Fairy
DP's - Nitwit Collections
Blue Card - Purchased at Lidl
Border - Memory Box Frostyville Border
Corner - Whimsy Stamps
Beads - From Stash
Snow Effect/Fur On Jacket - Liquid Pearls - White Opal
Sentiment - Done On PC - Cut With Spellbinders Labels 4

I'm entering this card into the following challenges :
Bunny Zoe's - September Challenge - Something Blue
Creative Craft Challenges - Challenge 20 - Anything Goes
Papertake Weekly - Two By Two
Passion For Promarkers - Challenge 219 - Snow Is Falling
Challenges 4 Everybody - Challenge 30 - Anything Goes
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Wednesday, 9 October 2013

Change of Season

Hello!  Hope you're all ok today.  I've had hubby at home over the last couple of weeks as he had a bit of an argument with a forklift!  Thankfully it was just bruising and he's fit to go back to work, unfortunately there isn't any work for him at the moment so this change in the weather to dull and darker is suiting my mood again this week  :-(

I've managed to get a few cards done though so that's a bonus at least  lol.  The card today is for a friends birthday.  I loved these papers from Nitwit Collections and thought they fitted the image really well, I love the Autumn colours that are starting to come on the trees, there are some beauties enroute to work.

I'll be back on Friday with another post and as I keep promising candy I'll also make sure the details are added for that too!

Recipe :

Image - Precoloured LOTV image Pride And Joy
             Cut using Spellbinders Labels Two
Backing Card - Papermania 8 x 8 Kraft Card
DP's - Nitwit Collections - Enchanted Too
Banner Stamps - Whimsy Stamps
Twine/Card Candy From Stash

I'm entering this card into the following challenges :
Bearly Mine - Challenge 107 - Ribbon/String/Twine
Creative Craft Challenges - Challenge 20 - Anything Goes
Die Cuttin Diva's - Challenge 136 - Use Brown
MAWTT- Anything Goes
Crafty Catz - Challenge 201 - Anything Goes
Fussy And Fancy - Challenge 99 - One For The Boys
Ready Teddy Go - Autumn Colours
2 Sisters Challenge Blog - Challenge 164 - Fall Fun
A Gem Of A Challenge - Challenge 100 - One For The Boys
Allsorts - Week 227 - Autumn Colours
Challenges 4 Everybody - Challenge 30 - Anything Goes



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Friday, 27 September 2013

Fairies & Fantasy

Hi guys, have a lovely bright card to share with you today as that's how I'm feeling!

I have some news today.....I've been asked by Rebekah to join the DT over at Stampin For The Weekend so I'm extremely excited.  It's my first ever DT position and I'm really looking forward to getting involved with some fabulous challenges that they have coming up in the next couple of months.  The challenge runs fortnightly and the one that starts today is as the title says Fairies & Fantasy.  Hope you'll all pop over and have a go so that I can come visit you all and leave a little love on your blogs.

This is the first card that I've shown as part of a DT, hope you like her!


Recipe :

Backing Paper : K & Co. - Daffodil By Tim Coffey (thanks Kathleen)
Gems and Flowers From Stash
Image - Dandelion Clock Stamped with Rich Cocoa Memento Ink.
                                       Coloured with Promarkers
                                       Dandelions and Wings dusted with Glamour Dust.
                                      Cut out with Spellbinders Nestablilities Classic Circles/Scalloped Circles
Sentiment - Hand Made on PC

I'm entering this card into the following challenges :
Challenges 4 Everybody - Challenge 29 - Anything Goes
The Squirrel And The Fox - Challenge 53 - Happy Birthday
Bearly Mine - Challenge 105 - Anything Goes
ABC Challenge - V For Very Cute
Divas By Design - Monochrome
Pollycraft - Challenge 8 - (Jane's Challenge) Birthday Girls
Simon Says - Anything Goes
Sparkles Monthly - Challenge 48 - Fairies And/Or Butterflies
Wags N Whiskers - Challenge 113 - Sparkle

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Thursday, 26 September 2013

Painter Man


Morning all, it's a wee bit chilly here this morning but the sun's out so hopefully will warm up soon, got a few bits to do today so this one's short and sweet. I treated myself to some new stamps last week and have had fun colouring some of them up, my card today is using one of them and I just couldn't wait to show it off.

I promised some candy a couple of weeks ago and I've just about got that sorted out so keep your eyes open for that coming up! Also another scheduled post for tomorrow when I can at last share a wee bit of news with you!

Have a great day xx

Recipe :
Backing Card - A3 Card Pad Purchased At Lidl
DP - Details To Follow
Ribbon & Gems From Stash
Ticket - Freebie From T'internet Cut With Whimsy Ticket die
Banners - Memory Box Die
Image - LOTV Lick Of Paint - Coloured with Promarkers
                                                   Cut With Go Kreate Dies

I'm entering this card into the following challenges :
Bunny Zoes - September (Something Blue)
My Mum's Craft Shop - Challenge 9 - Boys Only
Ooh La La Creations - Magnificent Men
Creative Craft Challenge - Challenge 19 - Use Ribbon
Passion For Promarkers - Week 217 - Theme - One For The Boys
Simon Says - Anything Goes
Whimsy Stamps - Challenge 63 - Masculine
Cutie Pie - Challenge 53 - Cute One For The Boys
Paper Crafting Journey - For A Boy

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Thursday, 12 September 2013

Habit Forming!

Hi again everyone! It's one of them bus scenarios here.....I don't post for ages then 3 come along in a week lol.  I've decided that I'm definately going to post more regularly on here.  Life has a habit of catching up but hopefully if I can get into some sort of routine I can keep going!. 

So watcha all up to this week?  I've been busy making cards for a 65th birthday for some friends,  I'll be seeing that number in my sleep for weeks! 

Found this card in my collection that didn't get posted when it was made.  It was done for a friends daughter.  Love this image and think the bright colours really suit it.Think it went down well!  I'm afraid the recipe is lacking for this one,  I know it was Nitwits DP but can't remember what collection and most of the other items were from my stash.  The image is a Bestie and she's toooo cute!

 I'm entering this card into the following challenges :
I Love Promarkers - Challenge 185 - 3 Different Shapes
Papertake Weekly - Child's Play
Tuesday Throwdown - Challenge 164 - Anything Goes
Creative Knockout's - Challenge 2 - Recipe Challenge
Cute Card Thursday - Challenge 286 - Hip To Be Square
Cards Galore - September Challenge
Stampin For The Weekend - Colours Of Summer
Cupcake Inspirations - Challenge 227

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Monday, 9 September 2013

Dreaming Of Summer Days

Morning all.  A tad chilly here today, think that's the start of the cooler weather coming in, soon be time for the heating and the duvets on the bed again.  At least the rain we were forecast over the weekend didn't materialise so was able to get out and about yesterday.  We had a trip through to Skirlington for a look around the market and then on to Hornsea Freeport to pick up some waterproof's for Hubby when he's biking too and from work.  Managed to get what we went for too so that was a bonus!

My card today was done for a birthday, I seem to have had a lot to do lately, and have actually missed a couple because I've been so busy, but this one went down well so who am I to complain lol.

Better go get some work done, enjoy your day whatever you're up to! xx

Recipe :
Backing Card - From Stash
DP's - Bo Bunny - Welcome Home
Buttons From Stash
Image - LOTV Lazy Afternoon (precoloured) cut with Spellbinders Labels 2
Clouds - Joycraft Clouds 0199 edged with Brushed Corduroy Distress Ink Pad

I'm entering this card into the following challenges :
Bunny Zoe Crafts - September Challenge - Something Blue
My Mum's Craft Shop - Challenge 9 - Boys Only
Cards In Envy - Manly Challenge
Creatalicious - Challenge 54 - For The Boys
Ruby's Rainbow - Challenge 62 - It's A Male Thing
Whimsy Stamps - Challenge 63 - Masculine Cards
Creative Knockouts - Challenge 1 - Masculine
The Cupboard Trilogy - Challenge 15 - Male
The Squirrel And The Fox - Challenge 52 - It's Raining Men


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Saturday, 7 September 2013

Mellow Yellow

Afternoon all.

Had a lovely relaxing day today, got some images coloured and a couple of card layouts sorted out.  A bit more relaxed than yesterday, BIL needed a card for Sis's birthday.....TODAY!  lol.  Luckily there was a fab sketch at Sunday Sketch and Stamp that I was able to use and I whipped out the Wellington CD for a cute image.  Considering it was a last minute card it worked out rather well, even though I say so myself! lol.

Off to the cinema tonight for a double helping, thank goodness for Unlimited Cards.  See you all again soon xx






Recipe :
Kraft Kard - Papermania
Backing Papers - Nitwit Collections
Image - Wellington CD
Sentiment - Produced on PC
Ribbon From Stash

I'm entering this card in the following challenges :
Kaboodle Doodles - Challenge 187 - Use Yellow
Anything Goes - Challenge 100 - In The Garden With Butterflies
Bearly Mine - Challenge 102 - Anything Goes
Papertake Weekly - Anything Goes
ABC Challenge - U For Unlimited (Anything Goes)
Ready Teddy Go - Challenge 26 - Summer Days
Wags N Whiskers - Challenge 112 - Ribbons And Bows
Allsorts Challenge - Week 223 - Butterflies
Totally Gorjuss - Challenge 200 - Anything Goes
CD Sunday - Today It's Scentimental
Challenges For Everybody - Challenge 28 - Anything Goes



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Thursday, 22 August 2013

Let's Get Married!

Well, well, well, long time no see.  Poor Bloggy is feeling really neglected lately.  Just doesn't seem to be enough hours in the day!

Life's been a bit busy, family been over from NZ but have now gone home, had such a fantastic time with them while they were here.  Hubby's got a new job (12 week temp with chance of permanent so fingers crossed) and the sun's shining.  Today's a good day.

As I'm feeling in a good mood I think it's time to announce some candy coming up.  I'll get it all sorted
out and posted on here in the next week or so.  It's my birthday in September so will probably leave it running till then, missed my blogaversary so this is the next best excuse  lol.

Got a new card today, inspired by The Proclaimers "Let's Get Married".  For a couple who are getting married on Saturday, hope it all goes well for them.

Recipe :

Backing Card - Papermania Kraft Card & Bazzil Basics (embossed with Sizzix Swiss Dots)
DP - Forever Friends Summer Time
Flowers - Petal Lu
Sentiment - Netty's Cards
Ribbon - The Ribbon Girl
Image - Precut and coloured LOTV "I Do"
Gems - From Stash

I'm entering this card into the following challenges :
Ooh La La Creations - Inspired By A Song (Let's Get Married - The Proclaimers)
Sketch And Stash - Challenge 119
 

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Monday, 1 July 2013

Fairies And Flowers

Morning All, been forever again since I've been here. It's been like buses here this week, haven't been card making, now all of a sudden I've got about 6 to do....so much for being on top lol!

Had a really warm day here yesterday, just didn't seem to be much air at all. Hope the dry weather is going to last though, off up to Scotland at the weekend for carnival day, so looking forward to it, it's ages since I've been "hame". Can't wait to catch up with everyone again and hope there's a good turn out for the parade too.

My card today is for a birthday card. It's for an older lady and she's into books so thought this was an apt image. It's called Bookworm Fairy by Hannah Lynn. Bought myself some new Papermania Kraft card too....can see this getting used loads!


Recipe :
Kraft Card - Papermania punched with Martha Stewart Flower Bed Deep Edge Punch and PATP Double Loop Punch
DP - First Edition Hideaway
Flowers/Gems/Ribbon - From Stash
Image - Bookworm Fairy - Hannah Lynn
Die Cut Corner - Whimsy Shapeology Corner 
Die Cut - Provocraft (From a set of 4 No Name)

I'm entering this card in the following challenges :


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Tuesday, 11 June 2013

Something A Bit Different

Hi All, sorry not been around for a while, been a bit down as hubby has lost his job so haven't felt much like making cards! Have had to give myself a good shake this week though as I've had a few requests for cards so really need to get my finger out! Hopefully he'll pick something up soon and life can return to normal (if it ever was! lol).

My card today was one I made for a girl I work with. It was her birthday last week and I wanted to try something a bit different for me (have to confess I couldn't think of anything I wanted to put on her card so took the simple option). I've seen so many white on white cards that are just beautiful so decided I'd give the idea a try but used the cream linen card that I had. (The flowers on the pic have come out a bit yellow but it's all been made with the same card!). She seemed to like it, hope you do too xx

Recipe :

Outer Edge - Martha Stewart PATP Eyelet Lace
Embossing Folder - Peacock Design free with magazine
Swirl - Marianne Creatable
Leaves - Poppystamps Meadow Leaf
Flowers - Memory box scalloped and small posy
Card - Ivory linen card from stock
Sentiment - Desert Diva (freebie) cut using Spellbinders Fleur De Lis Squares
Butterfly - Memory Box - Pippa and Isobella

I am entering this card into the following challenges :

 Bunny Zoe's - June Challenge - Wings
My Mums Craftshop - Challenge 6 - Dies Dies Dies
Bearly Mine Challenges - Challenge 90 - Anything Goes
ABC Challenge - O For Open (Anything Goes)
Inky Impressions - Challenge 111 - Birthday or Anniversary
4 Crafty Chicks - Challenge 145 - Flowers
Sparkles - Challenge 44 - Monochromatic
Totally Papercrafts - Challenge 170 - 3 or More Punches Or Dies
Challenges For Everybody - Challenge 22 - Anything Goes


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Tuesday, 21 May 2013

Just Swinging By

Evening, a bit late in the day with my post but suppose better late than never!  Nothing much been happening here lately, have been having a bit of a declutter, a bit late in the day for a Spring Clean too but it's been great sorting bits out and getting rid of stuff I no longer use..or need!  lol

Took some time out to make a few cards including the one I'm showing off today, it's for an anniversary and I love this LOTV stamp - The sentiment which goes with it is Together Forever which is very apt I think for an anniversary card, but I'd got these lovely little postage stamp ones and liked the sentiment on that too...so used the other on the inside above the verse!

Still got a few cards on my list of to do's but as it's the bank holiday this weekend I might have a bit of me time, hope you all have fun and that the sun shines on you all xx


DP - First Edition Paper Pad - Desert Blooms
Image - LOTV Together Forever coloured with Promarkers
Matt Layer - Spellbinders Heart Circles
Ribbon/Corner - From Stash
Sentiment - Whimsy Stamps
Butterflies - Punches From Stash
Pearls - From Stash

I'm entering this card into the following challenges :
Whoopsi Daisy - May Flowers
Bearly Mine - Anything Goes
ABC Challenge - N For Not Just One (3 or more embellishments)
Simon Says - Flower Power
Passion For Promarkers - Challenge 199 - Special Anniversary Challenge
Crafty Catz - 3/2/1 - 3 embellishments, 2 people, 1 DP
2 Sisters - Challenge 144 - 1/2/3 - As above
Charisma Cards - Challenge 19 - No Digi's Allowed
One Stop Craft - Challenge 229 - Anything Goes
Challenges For Everybody - Challenge 20 - Anything Goes






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Tuesday, 7 May 2013

On The Road Again

Afternoon all, hope you're all refreshed after the lovely Sunny Bank Holiday weekend. It's still nice and sunny here today but it's a bit on the windy side...defo not as warm as yesterday. Had a pretty quiet weekend, had a friend down from Scotland so we shopped on Saturday and Sunday was my eldest sisters birthday so we spend that up at my other sister's having a BBQ which was really nice....my first of the year!

Card today is another of the ones I made in advance. I'm well up on my card making this year...for a good job, been asked over the last couple of weeks for quite a few cards - mainly for anniversaries and "big" birthday's so I'm going to be busy with them over the next few weeks!

Back to work today, been a funny few weeks, had Easter week off (+ Good Friday) came back, then had a long weekend last weekend and then a BH off yesterday....I'll be going into shock next week when I have to do a full week!


Recipe :

Backing Card - Craft Outlet Spalding.
DP's - Nitwit Collections
Image - LOTV Precoloured image Pride And Joy cut with Spellbinders Label Dies.
Sentiment - From Internet cut using same Spellbinders as main image
Candy Dots

I'm entering this card into the following challenges :
Cards For Men - Challenge 9 - Animals
Forever Friends Monthly - Challenge 17 - Anything Goes (May)
Creative Craft Challenges - Challenge 9 - All About Animals
Moving Along With The Times - One For The Guys
Crafty Catz - Challenge 181 - Inspired By A Song (On The Road Again - Willie Nelson)
Delicious Doodles - Challenge 34 - Something For The Boys
Fussy And Fancy - Challenge 88 - Anything Goes
Lexi's Creations - Challenge 89 - Happy Birthday
Challenges 4 Everybody - Challenge 19 - Anything Goes
Papertake Weekly - Anything Goes
LOTV Ideas To Inspire - May Challenge - Boy Oh Boy


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Wednesday, 24 April 2013

Mr Blue Sky

Hello Strangers!

Sorry it's been so long, have been having a bit of a break from blogging....was on holiday over Easter and did some spring cleaning instead so haven't been on the pc as much. The weather's taken a turn for the better over the last few days maybe not quite as much sun as I'd like to think the little bear in my picture is getting though! lol.

Am heading off to Clacton this weekend, daren't look at the weather forecast for that....thankfully its B.A.T.O.N Regionals and most of the time will be inside so if it does rain it won't be too bad.



Recipe :
Backing Card - As Usual!  Craft Outlet Spalding
DP's - Free Download from The Clipart Fairy (long while ago!)
Image - Precoloured LOTV Deckchair Dreaming Cut using Spellbinders Labels Die
Candy Dots
Clouds - Joy Crafts
Sentiment from peeloffs

I'm entering this card into the following challenges :
Cards For Men - Challenge 8 - Anything Goes
Papertake Weekly - Weather With You
Sarah Hurley - Challenge 79 - Projects With Character
Crafty Catz - This One's For The Boys
Ready Teddy Go - Challenge 21 - Anything Goes
Challenges 4 Everybody - Challenge 18 - Anything Goes
The Squirrel And The Fox - Challenge 42 - Furry Friends

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Tuesday, 26 March 2013

Getting Ahead

Morning all, another chilly day here in Hull!  We're forecast snow later today, just to add to the biting cold wind we've already got!  Quiz night tonight at the local so hopefully it won't be too bad till later, I'm not a fan of driving in the white stuff!

My card today is another sister card (I have two lol).  I'm getting ahead of myself this year, made a few female ones last weekend and I've a few male ones waiting to be finished off...no belated cards for me this year lol.  I love it at the weekend when I've nothing on and I can play, printed a load of DP's and have just been colouring images to suit what I've printed - not like me to be this organised, wonder how long it will last!  Photo's not brilliant, I've glamour dusted the roses and the flowers on her bouquet but they're not showing up so well....can't get a decent light at all today!

Keep warm wherever/whatever you're up to xx

Recipe :
Backing Card : From Stash - Craft Outlet Spalding
DP's - Nitwit Collections
Flowers/Ribbon - From Stash
Leaves - Meadow Leaf from Poppy Stamps
Metal Filligree Corner - Dawn Till Dusk Crafts
Gems - Home Bargains
Image - LOTV - Rosie Posy - Coloured with Promarkers - Cut out With Spellbinders Labels Two
Sentiment - Desert Diva (Online Free Download)

I'm entering this card into the following challenges
I Love Promarkers - Challenge 160 - Anything Goes
Crafty Catz - Challenge 175 - Sparkle And A Bow
ABC Challenge - DT Call
Lexi's Creations - Challenge 86 - Mothers Day/Special Female Birthday
One Stop Craft - Challenge 221 - Recipe (1 Image/2 Embellishments/3 DP's)
Sweet Stampin - Lots Of Layers
Challenges 4 Everybody - Challenge 16 - Anything Goes
Passion For Promarkers - Week 191 - Bingo Board (Ribbon/Free/Blooms)
Forever Friends - Challenge 58 - Girls
Ladybug Crafts - Anything Goes
Inky Impressions - Challenge 102 - Flowers
4 Crafty Chicks - Break Out The Circles
Bunny Zoe Crafts - March Monthly - Girly
Digi Darla's - Challenge 55 - Flowers
Crafty Boots - Flowers
House Of Gilli - Challenge 51 - Anything Goes With Flowers and/or Ribbon



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Tuesday, 19 March 2013

With A Cherry On Top

Afternoon all, it's nice and sunny here today, long may it last!  While the boss has been away I've taken advantage and spent Friday afternoon printing off loads of lovely papers from the Nitwits Collections I bought a couple of weeks ago.  Took some time over the weekend to colour up some LOTV images and the last couple of days making them into cards.  I'm actually ahead of myself now for female birthdays when they come around.  I have quite a few birthday's throughout the year but today's was done for my sister, she's first on the list and her birthday is in May.  All in all it was quite a productive weekend, got out the oven pride too and now my ovens are lovely and sparkly again.  As I'd been busy cleaning the oven and colouring in!!  (hehe) we went out on Saturday night for a meal.  I'd got a voucher (a bit like groupon) for a restaurant out of town so myself, Hubby and my sister all went together.  Had a lovely relaxed evening and a fab 3 course meal!  No plans for this weekend either so might get a few mens cards done instead.


Recipe :
Shaped Card Blank
DP's - Nitwit Collections - Cherry Blossom Collection
Ribbon - Pink Seam Binding Coloured with Victorian Velvet Distress Ink.
Lace (behind ribbon) - The Ribbon Girl
Pearls/Flowers - From stash
Pins - Pearl purchased at craft show, the other handmade by me.
Swirl - Marianne Creatable
Image - LOTV Best Friends coloured with Promarkers (backed with Spellbinders Lace Squares)
Leaves - Poppstamp Die Meadow Leaf
Sentiment from Desert Diva free download

I'm entering this card into the following challenges :
Craft Your Passion - Challenge 154 - Ribbons or Lace
Kaboodle Doodles - Challenge 163 - Anything With Frills
Love To Create - Challenge 57 - Anything Goes
I Love Promarkers - Ribbons And Bows
ABC Challenge - Just As You Like
Crafts And Me - Challenge 124 - Ribbons And Lace
Cute Card Thursday - Challenge 260 - Anything Goes
Allsorts - Week 198 - Easy As 123 (1 Image, 2 DP's, 3 Embellishments)
Lexi's Creations - Challenge 86 - Mothers Day or Special Female Birthday
One Stop Craft - Challenge 220 - Anything Goes
Challenges 4 Everybody - Challenge 16 - Anything Goes


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Tuesday, 12 March 2013

Spring Into Easter!

Hi all, well things didn't quite go to plan last week, had a card all made that I was supposed to post on Saturday (making it two in a week!) but had taken the picture using my phone camera.....and left my phone on my desk Friday night so didn't get the phone back until yesterday.  Had a busy day yesterday so still didn't get time to write up my post but I'm here now   lol.

Had a lovely quiet weekend catching up on some bits that needed doing around the house and making a new baby card for a neighbour who's just had a little girl.....even managed to have a wee peek at her on Sunday and she's gorgeous.

My card today was made for a friend...I used a sketch from Sketch N Stash but was too late as I say to enter the challenge (oops!) but was still chuffed with how the card turned out.

Boss is on holiday this week, won some goodies just the other week so might try and get a play with some of them later in the week.  Have a good one whatever you're up to! xx

Recipe :
Backing Card : From Stash - purchased at Craft Outlet Spalding
DP's - First Edition Hideaway Paper Pack
Images/Sentiment - Docrafts - Me To You Spring Chic (Easter Set)
Ribbon/Candy Dots - from stash
Butterfly Die Cut - Memory Box Pippi Butterfly sparkled with glamour dust

I'm entering this card in the following challenges :
Kaboodle Doodles - Challenge 162 - 3 Dimensional
My Mum's Craft Shop - Challenge 3 - Spring Has Sprung
Anything Goes - Challenge 88 - Seeing Double (2 Tatty Ted)
Bearly Mine - Challenge 77 - Easter
Creative Card Crew - Challenge 31 - Ribbon
Ladybug Crafts - Spring
My Time To Craft - Challenge 212 - Food Or Drink
C.R.A.F.T Challenge - Challenge 197 - Easter/Spring
Cute Card Thursday - Challenge 259 - Spring Fever
Allsorts - Challenge 197 - Springtime
Lexi's Creations - Challenge 85 - Easter
One Stop Craft - Challenge 219 - Spring
Challenges 4 Everybody - Challenge 15 - Anything Goes
Cupcake Inspirations - Challenge 201
Squirrel And The Fox - Challenge 39 - Autumn Or Spring
Papermill Direct - Handmade Easter Project


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Tuesday, 5 March 2013

Happy Birthday Hubby

Hi all, another funny day here in Hull, the fog's here and hasn't lifted all day.....spooky! lol

Thought I'd better sort out a card for Hubby today, it's his birthday tomorrow! Swithered about making him a cake too but time got the better of me so looks like it's a trip to Asda when I leave work today. He's had his pressies already, he wanted a new bike and I bought him a new Myth and Magic figure for his collection. I'll treat him to some chocs today and take him out for tea tomorrow and that's him sorted!

I've used a LOTV precoloured image today for his card and some lovely Nitwit papers that I bought in the sale last week. Treated myself to some nice Staples Text and Graphic paper and they've printed out just lovely!.

Might be back again this week....never been heard of before, more than one post in a week lol



Recipe :

Backing Card - From Stash - purchased at Craft Outlet Store Spalding
DP's - Nitwit Collections
Image - Precoloured Die Cut Image from LOTV
Twine - Sew Easy Bakers Twine - Tertiary
Blue Candy Dots from Pebbles Inc

I'm entering this card in the following challenges :
Craft Your Passion - Challenge 152 - That Is Odd
Anything Goes - Challenge 87 - Make It Manly
Papertake Weekly - Anything Goes
Diva's By Design - Anything Goes
Simon Says - Anything Goes
Challenges 4 Everybody - Challenge 15 - Anything Goes
Here Come The Boys - Challenge 47 - No Stamps Allowed


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