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Friday, 25 November 2011

Christmas Card For Bestest Friend!

Was at a loose end today (so what's new when the boss is away lol) so decided to do the card for my best mate. Cheated a bit and went through all the blog challenges and made the card to suit. Am well chuffed with how it came out - even if I do say so myself!

Recipe : Patterned & Backing Papers -DCWV Holiday Collection and Dovecraft Noel Premium Paper Pad
Edge - My new MS PATP Aspen inked with new Tim Holtz Distress Ink Victorian Velvet
Red Pearls - Free with C&C Carousel  (stash)
Large Snowflake - Cut with Cricut, glittered with Hobbycraft Irridescent Glitter
Small Snowflakes - Cut outs from PATP
Ribbon - Papermania Classic Christmas (stash)
Tree - Spellbinders Foliage edged with white gel pen then glued and Hobbycraft Irridescent Glitter added
Circles - Spellbinders Classic Circles & Classic Scalloped Circles
Sentiment - Free From Internet
Image - First inking of new Lily Of The Valley Stamp Christmas Bears Bird Table Coloured with Promarkers & glittered with Glamour dust.

I'm going to enter this one into

Sketch N Stash Challenge 75
I Love Promarkers Challenge 93 - Anything Goes
Papertake Weekly - Christmas Crackers
Tuesday Throwdown - 75 Lots of Circles
ABC Challenge - D For Dazzle
Truly Scrumptious - Challenge 70 Christmas with Pearls or Vintage
Charisma Cardz - Challenge 46 Snowflakes
Lili Of The Valley - Week 122 Anything Goes
Totally Papercrafts - Challenge 94 Christmas


Another Batch Finished!

Morning all, looks like it might be quite a nice day here in Hull today. Had a play yesterday and managed to get another load off the Christmas Card list. These cards are all done the same (to make life a little easier! lol) but have used a different snowman on each card (there are 11 in total).
Recipe :
A6 Cards from stash
Embossing Folder - Cuttlebug Winter Village (think now discontinued!).
Sentiment - Done on Open Office using Ariel and Aquarelle fonts.
Snowmen - The Clipart Fairy HERE  and HERE
Tiny Snowflakes - The bits left after using MS PATP Aspen.


Wednesday, 23 November 2011

Tatty Christmas

Nephew asked me to make a card for his girlfriend yesterday. He picked the image, I recoloured it in Docrafts Digital Designer to match the colour of the papers....his girlfriends favourite colour is purple. Got to use my new MS punch too!

Recipe :
Base Card (for matting and layering) - from stash.
Patterned Papers - Both from DCWV Rose Tinted Christmas.
Image - Me To You CD recoloured.
Flourish - Quickcuts Flourish Die Antique.
Snowflakes - Cut with Cricut then put through Xyron Sticker Maker and glittered with Hobbycrafts Glitter. Sentiment - Freebie from When The Scrap Hits The Fun.
Outer Edge - MS PATP Aspen.


Tuesday, 25 October 2011

The last of the birthday cards - phew!

Managed to get all the cards done on time and am really pleased with how they came out. I especially like the two Spongebob cards made using my trusty Cricut and the Spongebob Squarepants cartridge.

Tuesday, 18 October 2011

Birthday Cards

Have been asked to make a few birthday cards this week. Didn't get a start on them at the weekend as we were at BATON competition Sat/Sun down in Clacton to watch Stepdaughters. Troupe won a few prizes and youngest stepdaughter (Morgan) got first for Mascot in the Freestyle Twirling section - WD hun, your dad and I are really proud of you! xx.

Anyway this is the first of the 8 I have to do, hope they like it!

Recipe for this one :
Printed Papers/Image - Forever Friends Collection CD
Sentiment - From Stash
Flourish - Marianne Creatables
Border - Martha Stewart PATP
Leaves - Spellbinders Shapeabilities Foliage
Flowers - Handmade
Cardstock - Papermania Textured Cardstock.

I'm entering this card into the following challenges :
Ladybug Crafts - Challenge 42, Circles, Pink & Chocolate
My Time To Craft - Challenge 162, Punches & Dies
Sweet Sketch Wednesday - Challenge 123-57

Wednesday, 12 October 2011

At Last A Start On My Christmas Cards

I normally have 70+ Christmas Cards to send out and this year decided not to buy any in the January sales and make them I eventually got round to starting them!! (Only another 60 odd to do lol). The first batch is from the Me To You CD (no surprise there then!). All based on the same layout/design but used different papers and images.

Card Recipe For This One :
Matting Card - from stash
Christmas Papers - Dovecraft Winter Wonderland and DCWV Rose Tinted Christmas (Don't know if still available, I bought them last year!)
Punch - Martha Stewart
Sentiments - Freebie from Internet (Thank you)
Snowflake - Cut using Cricut When It's Cold Outside Cartridge (ran through Xyron and then glittered using Hobbycraft Iridescent Glitter).
Diamante - Hobbycraft

Tuesday, 11 October 2011

Fantastic Candy To Be Won!!

There is a huge candy treat over at Charmed Cards And Crafts to be won. Don't think I've ever seen such a fantastic prize so thought it deserved a post of it's own. Pop over, you won't be dissapointed!! xx

This is what you could be winning :


Saturday, 8 October 2011

Autumn Is Here!

Well looks like the weather is changing - it's Hull Fair this week so no surprise really that it's cold and wet!! Did this card for a friendship swap and think the colours definately suit the weather outside - Autumn is here for sure!!

Most of the items came from my stash so afraid I can't give a recipe for this one.

I'm entering this one in the following challenges :

Anything Goes - Challenge 51 Die Cuts/Punches or both
ABC Challenge - A For Anything Goes
Moving Along With The Times - Challenge 119 Autumn Leaves
Paper Play Challenge - Week 40 Autumnal Colours
Fussy And Fancy - Fall Or Halloween
One Stop Craft - Week 152 Anything Goes


Thursday, 6 October 2011

Long Time No Post!

Well it's been a while since I've posted, still been making cards but also had a couple of weeks in Alcudia to recharge my batteries. Will have to try and get back to regular postings. Have a few cards to add today which I've done since my last posts. The first one was for a fellow D/C'r who was getting married on the day of my anniversary and the two after that were for other D/C friends who also share the same anniversary
The next one was done for a wedding we were at a couple of months ago that I didn't get round to adding on here and there are also a couple of belated birthdays that I missed while we were sitting in the sun!

Whatever did I do before the release of Docrafts Me To You (Tatty Ted CD) lol.

Thank You

Just wanted to say a big thank you today to Mandy who did a draw last week which I won. This is the prize (two gorgeous stamps from LOTV and some fantastic and very beautiful Pins):

Mandy had an appeal on her blog and asked if people could send cards for Lyndall (whom the appeal was in aid of). This is the card I sent :

I'm hoping to have a go with the stamps at the weekend and will post the cards as and when I get them done.

Friday, 5 August 2011

DRUM ROLL - Blog Award

Well it's been a week since Lee gave my my first ever blog award and now it's my turn to return the favour. Underneath you'll see the seven bloggers I'm giving the award to, they all have blogs that I love to visit.


When you receive your award, you can take a copy and save the above picture and place it in your side bar to show off your award, you can place a post up announcing your award and then thank the person who nominated you in your post. In a weeks time you then nominate 7 bloggers to give the Irresistibly Sweet Blog Award to.

Without further ado my seven nominees are :

1. Karen @  Redrottie Cards & Crafts  Her blog is sooooo funny with lots of tales of Kayla the Rottie.

2. Kathleen @ Kookaburracrafts. She has some fantastic tutorials on here and is always sooo helpful to everyone on the docrafts forum.

3. Jackie @ Jackie's Card Corner. There are loads of fab cards to look at on Jackie's blog....and sometimes some very funny stories from her granddaughter Ruby, well worth a read.

4. Vicky @ . Sticky With Icky  Again some fantastic cards and other items that are well worth a browse through.

5. Meeshka @ . Meesh's Place Check out some of her designs coloured with promarkers. And a fabby tutorial at the side to show how it's all done.

6. Malin @ . Majamelon There are some fabulous creations on Malins site. Not just limited to cards. Lots of beautiful tilda's to be seen.

7. Karen @ . KJs Summer Wine Korner  Karen has some gorgeous cards on her blog. Her layouts and designs are fantastic. Always sooo neat and organised.

So ladies hope you all enjoy your blog award. Although I don't comment very often on your blogs I love to visit, look forward to seeing many more of your creations.


Friday Again!

What a quick week this has been...think it's cos I've so much coming up this month, it's just going to fly by!

Having a quiet day today again. Nothing much happening at work...which is good cos it gives me plenty of time to play! Only made this card but I'm killing time till 4pm so who knows what I might get done lol.

Card Recipe :
Image - Pre printed LOTV Cute Square (again! lol) bought couple of weeks ago.
Paper - We R Memry Keepers from stash (purchased in a pack from TK Maxx).
Sentiment - New item from Goody Bag Swap.
Metallic Button Brads - Also from same goody bag swap.
Tim Holtz Distress Ink - Old Paper from stash.

I'm entering this one into the following challenges :
Pollycraft - Challenge 104 Paula's Sketch
Sketch n Stash - Challenge 67
Papertake - Anything Goes
ABC - A Is For Auburn
Crafts And Me - Anything Goes


Friday, 29 July 2011

Irresistibly Sweet Blog Award!

Oooohhhh I'm so excited tonight, Lee at CRAFTYLOOPS has given me this award and it's the first blog award I've had!

Thanks soooo much Lee, it's really appreciated

It will be cherished and entered into my sidebar lol

If I'm doing this right I have to tell you seven things you don't know about me?!

1. I am the youngest of 4 children,  my brother is next in line - he is 9 years and 3 weeks older than me.

2. I can touch my nose with my tongue!

3. I got kicked out of the school choir in primary school for being out of tune - an amazing feat as I was miming at the time!!

4. I love cooking and have a huge stash of recipe books,  some of which have never been used lol

5. I have 5 nephews and 2 nieces but have only ever met two of them - the other 5 live in NZ and I'm hoping to visit them in a few years.

6. I am terrified of spiders/snakes and frogs.

7. I took 3 attempts to pass my driving test.

Keep an eye out in a week when I'll be returning the favour and sending the award on to 7 more deserving blogs.


LOTV Cute Square Image

I'll need to have a rest over the weekend, a card a day...unknown lol.
Today's card is another LOTV Cute Square already precoloured. Big Shot has fairly had some use in the last few days too, did think when I bought it "would I get my money's worth".....well this week I have..and then some!

Card Recipe :
Blue Card - From Stash
Border - MS Punch Scallop Dot
Buttons - My Minds Eye Card Kit
Twine - Goody Bag Swap Item
Image - LOTV Cute Square (Precoloured)
Brown Candy Dots - From Stash

I'm entering this one into the following challenges :
 Die Cut Dreams - Challenge 94 Animal Antics
Creative Card Crew - Animal Antics
My Time To Craft - Delightful Dogs
Charisma Cards - 4 Legged Friends
Cute Card Thursday - Challenge 175 Sketch By Lynn
Lili Of The Valley - Challenge 107 Sketch By Domi
Sarah Hurley - Challenge 46 Punch It


Thursday, 28 July 2011

Another Tatty Ted!

As you can see I'm loving the new CD, there are some fantastic images and the backing papers are gorgeous!
I sat yesterday and printed out a load of bits and pieces so there may be a few of these to come!

Card Recipe :
Base Card (Pink) From Stash
Flowers - From Stash
Image/Sentiment/Backing Papers - Me To You CD
I used Nestabilities and a Martha Stewart Punch to get the scalloped edges and heart shaped border.

I'm entering this one into the following challenges :

Top Tip Tuesday - Make It Girlie
Anything Goes - Pick Of The Bunch (flowers)
Papercraft Star - Anything Goes
Totally Gorjuss - Punch Or Die
Clear It Out - Anything Goes
Paper Cutz - Anything Goes
Allsorts Challenge - Free And Easy

Wednesday, 27 July 2011

Me To You

Me To You (Tatty Ted) CD arrived today and I just had to have a play.  This is the first card I've made from it.

Card Recipe
Cerise Card From Stash
Card Candy & Ribbon from Goody Bag Swap (Thank you!)
Free Sentiment
Flourish made with Tim Holtz Alterations Elegant Flourish
Backing Paper & Card Topper from Me To You CD

Am going to enter this one in the following challenges :
Crafts And Me - Challenge 45 Ribbon
Creative Inspirations - Challenge 64 Christmas In July
Pollycraft - Challenge 103 Christmas In July

Friday, 22 July 2011

Birthday Boy

Have done this card today as I had a bit of spare time.  I've decided to be brave and enter it in a few challenges!

Card Recipe :
Cardstock from Stash (Bought at Hobbycraft)
Papers from Stash (bought so long ago can't remember which pack)
Sentiments : NEW Freebie downloaded from HERE
Brown Candy Dots From Stash
Image LOTV Cute Square - Inked with NEW Tim Holtz Distress Ink - Faded Jeans

Challenges Entered :

LOTV - Fun and Games
Here Come The Boys - Sporty
Sketch n Stash Challenge 66
Cute Card Thursday - For His Eyes Only!
Totally Papercrafts - One For The Boys
Totally Gorjuss - All About Boys!
Paper Minutes - Blue, Brown Beige

Friday, 3 June 2011

Humphreys Corner CD

Am loving the images on this CD.  This is one of the premade cards, you print it off and use the elements you want (the main part of the page is preprinted to the layout).  The colours are gorgous.  I just finished it off with a few flowers and pearls.  Hope you like it!

Sarah Kay

Sorry just a couple of quick posts today, been really busy at work and I've still got some to do. Used a pack of premade pages for the background to this image, love the colours.