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Sunday 25 November 2012

It's Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas

Evening all, hope you're all well.  Haven't been doing much card making lately, was away at Champneys last week for the Spa break that I won.  Hubby and I had an amazing time, it was an overnight stay and it included two treatments each.  Hubby had a massage and a facial and I had a massage and an aromatherapy body wrap....which was amazing!  It included a head massage and that alone was worth the trip!

Been to the cinema today to see Nativity 2, if you get the chance go see it, it's daft but soooo funny and it has David Tennant...what more could you need  lol.  To get me in the mood I made a Christmas card today.  I got a couple of digi stamps from Wee Stamps, this one is Winter Fairy and it was such fun to colour.  Have a few more Christmas cards to be getting on with this week...can't believe that in 4 weeks time I'll be sitting stuffed cos I'll have had my Crimbo dinner!!  Better get cracking, I've got other cards to make before then!  lol

Recipe :

Shaped Card - From a pack purchased at Craft Outlet
DP's - Trimcraft Noel & DCWV Holiday Collection
Image - Wee Stamps Winter Fairy
Frame - Spellbinders Lacey Squares
Swirl - Marianne Designs - Circle Frame & Elements
Tree - Marianne Creatables - Evergreen
Border - Martha Stewart Snowflake PATP
Ribbon From Stash
Stamp - LOTV Calendar Stamp

I'm entering this card into the following challenges :

Creative Craft Crew - Challenge 24 - Anything Goes
Ladybugs Crafts - Snowflakes Challenge
Whimsy Stamps - Challenge 53 - Traditional Colours
Cute Card Thursday - Challenge 244 - Girls Only
Totally Gorjuss - Challenge 159 - Don't Be Square
The Crafty Pad - Challenge 198 - Add Some Glitter
The Squirrel & The Fox - Challenge 31 - Anything Goes
Bearly Mine - Challenge 62 - Snowflakes
My Mums Craft Shop - Challenge 85 - Inspiration From A Song
Sparkles - Challenge 38 - Christmas Is Coming
Creatalicious - Challenge 40 - Winter
Papergirls Challenge - Challenge 20 - Christmas/Winter
2 Sisters - Challenge 119 - Winter Wonderland
Wags And Whiskers - Challenge 93 - Christmas


Sunday 28 October 2012

Awesome Candy Alert!!

Been round a few blogs that are advertising this candy this evening soooo just had to go and have a nosey for myself.  There is tons of fabulous stuff HERE.  It's the Kort And Godt's blog and it's well worth a visit.  They are closing the candy on 30th November so you've got loads of time to enter....and I'm sure you'll think it's well worth it when you do.  I've got my fingers, toes and even my eyes crossed for this one! lol


Thursday 18 October 2012

The Witching Hour

Morning all, it's lovely and bright here today...a bit like my card lol.  Took my inspiration from the challenge over at Cards For Men where the colours are Black and Orange.

I love Halloween, especially when the kids come round all dressed up.  I've been busy making and freezing cake pops this week, bought one of those new silicone baking trays - it's taking a bit of practice but most of them came out the right shape lol.  They're still to be decorated but will do that nearer the time.  Pumpkins are bought and in storage ready for carving and the decorations have been dug out of the cupboard! 

The rest of my day will be busy today, got a few cards to make.....good job my new Wellington DVD came, think it's going to be getting some battering today!  Enjoy, whatever you're all up to xx

Recipe :
Backing Card - Papermania
DP's -Freebies that I got from Donna @ Bearly Mine Designs - this link should take you to them if you scroll down the page!
Image - Sarah Paris free Digi Download - Funky Witch coloured with Promarkers
Pumpkins also from Sarah Paris
Black Cat image from T'internet
Sentiment - Done on computer using Chiller Font.
Boo Banner - My Grafico - free from Lindsays Stamp Stuff
Pearls - Home Bargains coloured with Promarkers

I'm entering this card in the following challenges :
Cards For Men - Challenge 21 - Orange/Black
Craft Your Passion - Challenge 132 - Which Witch Is Witch?
Forever Friends - Challenge 47 - Halloween/Autumn
Papertake Weekly - Fright Night - Boo!
Diva's By Design - Challenge 57 - Something Spooky
Dude Time Doodles - October Inspiration - Halloween
Eureka Stamps - Challenge 10 - Halloween and or Spooky
Simon Says - Joy's Eerie Inspiration Board
Allsorts - 176 - Too Cute To Spook
Lexi's Creations - Challenge 76 - Halloween
Stamptacular Sunday - Challenge 185 - Boo-tacular
Sunday Sketch & Stamp - Challenge 128 - Sjoukjes Sketch
Love To Create - Challenge 37 - Trick or Treat
Stampin for The Weekend - Challenge 19 - Something Spooky
Kaboodle Doodle's - Challenge 141 - Pumpkin Patch
Die Cuttin Diva's - Challenge 87 - Use A Pumpkin
Little Miss Muffet - Challenge 46 - Halloween Colours


Sunday 7 October 2012

Falling For Autumn

Evening All, hope you've all had a good weekend! It's been pretty quiet here, bingo Friday night (with a nice wee win) and a lazy day yesterday. Had a birthday card to make for nephew's G/F and found these lovely papers in a set from Shabby Princess and knew the perfect stamp to go with them. Just love the colours in this set.

Been to the cinema today, watched Taken 2 and then Paranorman, enjoyed them both and Paranorman had some really funny LOL bits in it! Saw the trailer for Nativity 2 as well....and it also looks as funny as the first one. Hope whatever you've been up to that you've had fun too! xx

Recipe :
Card : Papermania Capsule Collection
DP : Shabby Princess - Harvest Spice
Sentiment Stamp : LOTV
Image : Gorjuss Girl Ruby coloured with Promarkers
Die Shape : Go Kreate
Ribbon/Gems : From Stash

I'm entering this card into the following challenges :
Kaboodle Doodles - Challenge 139 - Colours Of Autumn
Anything Goes - Challenge 77 - Animals
I Love Promarkers - Challenge 137 - Autumn Colours
Papertake Weekly - Happy Birthday/Anything Goes
Crafts And Me - Challenge 104 - My Sentiments Exactly
Milk Coffee Challenge - Welcome Fall
Sarah Hurley - Challenge 73 - Autumn
Crafty Catz - Challenge 153 - Autumn
Allsorts - Challenge 175 - Autumn Leaves And Trees
Stamptacular Sunday - Challenge 184 - Photo Inspiration


Wednesday 3 October 2012

Wedding Bells

Morning everyone!  It's nice and sunny here in Hull at the moment but it's blinkin freezing!!  Not got a very busy day today, got a birthday card to make for the weekend so might even find some time to make a start on that....if the boss stays out a little longer lol! 

Today's card is one of three wedding cards I made just the other week.  Went to the reception and it was lovely.  The Bride looked beautiful, her dress was gorgeous, and the groom had scrubbed up well too...I'm so used to seeing him in a Rugby shirt  lol.

Recipe :
Card from Hobbycraft
DP - Papermania Creative Tones Raspberry Pack
Sentiment - Printed on Computer using Curlz Font
Image - LOTV preprinted square
Ribbon - The Ribbon Girl
Border - Memory Box - Cherish Border
Card Candi - From a swap

I'm entering this card into the following challenges :

Cupcake Crafts - Challenge 212 - Think Pink
Forever Friends - Challenge 46 - Anything Goes
Ladybug Crafts - Let's Play Bingo (Die Cuts/Pink Ribbon/Swirls)
Simon Says - Anything Goes
Totally Papercrafts - Challenge 136 - Pretty Pastels
Lexi's Creations - Challenge 75 - Pink
Totally Gorjuss - Challenge 151 - Punch And Die
The Squirrel And The Fox - Challenge 27 - Celebrate The Occasion


Tuesday 2 October 2012

Donna's Celebrating Her Birthday And Christmas

Just been over to Donna's Blog and she has the most amazing candy on offer.  She's celebrating both her birthday and Christmas and the prizes are fantastic.  Hop on over and have a look! 

Take the time to look at some of her work too, her cards are fantastic and she has some cracking stuff in her store.  Also as a bonus if you live in the UK you also have the chance to win a fabby Epson wireless what ya waiting for!!  lol


Wednesday 12 September 2012

Baby Love

Afternoon all.....well I've been a naughty blogger!!!  Time just seems to have flown these last couple of weeks and I've been busy with this and that so haven't had much time for blog hopping or leaving comments so apologies for that....normal service will be resumed  lol.

I've had loads of cards to do just lately - Sis's birthday was last week also Niece's B/F so that was 4 cards, then we got a wedding invitation through - got asked for cards for that so that was another 3, then a friend needed a Sympathy card, and we had news of a birth - 4 cards for that!!  phew, will need the weekend for a rest!!  Today I've decided to show the baby card I made to give  (will try and get some of the other cards shown over the next week!).

Recipe :
Base Paper - The Clip Art Fairy (Lurvlee Papers)
Image - Decoupage from Funky Fairy Papercrafts (It's an old one)
Pin - Handmade
Lace Doily - Dovecraft Tea Party Range
Gems - From Stash
Ribbon/Lace/Buttons - The Ribbon Girl (from blog win)
Sentiment - Curlz Font done on computer

I'm entering this card into the following challenges :
Whoopsi Daisy - Buttons Or Bows
Papertake Weekly - Things That Make You Go Awwww
Tuesday Throwdown - Challenge 115 - You're A Gem
ABC Challenge - W For Wishes
Crafts And Me - Challenge 101 - In The Pink
Allsorts - Week 171 - Layers
One Stop Craft - Challenge 198 - No Floral Embellishments
The Squirrel And The Fox - Challenge 26 - Anything Goes
Whimsy Stamps - Challenge 51 - Anything Goes


Saturday 25 August 2012

Sailboats on Saturday

Evening all.  Well we've had a cracker of a storm here in Hull today...Mahoosive rumbles of thunder a couple of flashes of lightning and tons of rain (up near my sister had massive hailstones!).  Would of liked the thunder to have been later, I love watching the lightning in the dark  lol

Had a voucher to spend at LOTV so treated myself to some of the boy stamps.  Also received a candy package that I won from  Fleur and couldn't wait to use the gorgeous papers! - thanks Fleur!  The card for today is a result of using some of both as well as a few bits from my stash.  Tried the out of the frame technique for this one which turned out not too bad....also added a bit of glossy accents to make the water look more real.

I have followed sketch 94 from the Sketch and Stash Blog for this card

Recipe :
From Stash
Blue Backing Paper - Hobbycraft
Shapes Cut with Spellbinders Classic Circles/Scalloped Circles and Sizzlits Corner Die
Ranger Glossy Accents
We R Memory Keepers Fancy Floss Blue Lagoon Set
Distress Ink Tumbled Glass
Image/Sentiment - LOTV Boy Oh Boy Set (Stamp is By The River)
Papers - Bo Bunny Welcome Home Collection

I'm entering this card into the following challenges :
Sketch N Stash - Challenge 94 - Julies Sketch
Dudetime Doodles - August Inspiration - Push My Buttons
Lili Of The Valley - Spots or Stripes
Sweet Stampin - Out Of The Frame
Penny's Paper Crafty - Challenge 90 - Masculine
Ladybug Crafts - Summer Fun


Wednesday 22 August 2012

Spring Feast

Hi everyone, as you can see I'm still in the land of the living!  Been a lovely week here apart from the odd shower so didn't get much crafting done....with the result that I've had three birthday cards to finish this week.  Dug out the spring feast papers for the one I'm showing today, I love the colours in this pack - in fact I love most of the first edition packs, there is always a good mix within them.  Nephew is off to Florida in October so can see a spend coming on in Joanns  lol. 

With the weather being so nice we're kind of glad that we're not going away this year (and funds wouldn't allow it anyway, so much I want doing in the house!) but we've decided that next year we're going it was down to the Travel Agents on Sunday and we're now counting the year, months and days till next September when we'll be flying off to Salou for two weeks AI!  I don't like it too hot (just enough to sit out is hot enough for me) so that should be just perfect...can't wait!!

Anyway back to my card for today, it's my nieces birthday on Friday so had two cards to do for her, then I have a friend who's birthday is on Sunday so the other card is for her.  Would have been my Mum's birthday too, we lost her nearly four years ago so although there is no card going to her I just want her to know that we still love and miss her very much.

Enjoy the rest of your week folks xx

Recipe :

All card/paper - First Edition Spring Feast
Image - LOTV Coffee Break coloured with Promarkers
Die Cuts made with Spellbinders Scalloped Hearts, Circles/Rectangles and Plain Rectangles and Circles
Sentiment - LOTV
Jewels - Back To Basics.

I'm entering this card in the following challenges :
Whoopsi Daisy - Include A Sentiment
Diva's By Design - Challenge 49 - Anything Goes
Whimsy Stamps - Challenge 50 - Lots Of Layers
Lili Of The Valley - Oh So Girlie
Stamptacular Sunday - Challenge 176 - Let's Hear It For The Girls
The Crafty Pad - Challenge 184 - To Die For


Sunday 5 August 2012

Flutterby's n Flowers

Afternoon all, hope you're all well today. Just watched Andy Murray winning the gold medal in the mens singles! Fantastic tennis!!

Exciting visit to the bingo on Friday.....someone shouted on the link on no. 9 for £2800 and my sister only wanted no. 10.  Turned out to be a false call and lo and behold 3 numbers later number 10 arrived!!  Two other clubs had winners too but £900+ wasn't to be sniffed at!  We'd had a couple of other wins so a very productive night on a three way split....wonder if my wish list will get any smaller now!  lol!

Anyway had a couple of cards to do today, one for a 40th birthday.  I was struggling to think what I could do and then remembered the free LOTV images I had saved.  Thought these two worked well together and decided to try my hand for the first time, a double twist easel. Off to have a visit to the LOTV a voucher to spend and might just make a wee dent in my winnings!  lol

Enjoy the rest of your weekend folks xx

Recipe :
Card Stock - From Stash - Crate Paper and My Minds Eye
Sentiment - LOTV (Cut with Spellbinders Circles and Scalloped Circles)
Corners - Martha Stewart PATP corner punch reversed.
Images - LOTV Teddy Bouquet and Thomas Big Bunch Of Flowers.
Flowers and butterflies coated with stickles.
Buttons/Hemp Cord- From Stash

I'm entering this card into the following challenges :
Cupcake Challenges -Challenge 203 - The Great Outdoors
Kaboodle Doodles - Challenge 130 - Birthday or Special Day
Anything Goes - Challenge 72 - Let's Not Be Square
Diva's By Design - Challenge 46 - Flowers
Milk Coffee Challenge - Tic Tac Toe 3 In A Row (top line)
Ready Teddy Go - Challenge 13 - Anything Goes
Catch The Bug - August Anything Goes
The Poodles Parlour - Anything Goes
Wags And Whiskers - Challenge 85 - Birthday
Delightful Sketches - Delightful Birthday


Friday 20 July 2012

The Little Things

Morning All, Sorry I haven't been around for a while, been away for a few days and think when I came back I'd left my Mojo behind! Anyway, back in the land of the living today and I've done a card for my Sister/BIL. It's their 33rd Wedding Anniversary tomorrow! I used a precoloured square from LOTV for this card....and at last I've got round to purchasing a couple of Memory Box dies. Can't understand why I didn't get them sooner....I'm in love again lol.

Having a quiet weekend so might even get a few more cards made (dare I say I might even make a start on the C*******s ones! lol). Hope whatever you're all up to that you have fun xx

Recipe :
Backing Card : First Edition Desert Blooms
Backing Paper : From Stash (will check and update later)
Image : PRECOLOURED square from LOTV (cut using Spellbinders Classic Circle and backed with Classic Scalloped Circle)
Sentiment : LOTV - Done with gold ink (Circles as previous)
Border : Memory Box Cherish Border  (Hearts from cutout used on card sprinkled with glamour dust)

I'm entering this card into the following challenges :
Perfect Sentiments Challenge - PSC41 - Anything Goes
Divas By Design - Challenge 44 - Anything Goes
Milk Coffee Challenge - Round And Round We Go - Circles Challenge
Crafty Catz - Challenge 142 - Monochromatic


Tuesday 26 June 2012

Strawberries And Cream Tea!

Afternoon all.  Haven't been around much this week, seem to have lots to do and still doesn't look like I've got anywhere at home!  Had a good weekend though, went to Bingo Friday night and had a few wins between my sister and myself, then found someone selling a Big Shot and dies at a really good if you think I paid it with my bingo win  lol....should have had a little dabble on the lottery I think!

Lovely and sunny here in Hull today, just perfect for the card I've got to post. I got the stamp last week and couldn't wait to colour it up and had this paper pack (which was a free gift a while ago) and thought they would work so well together.

As it's the start of Wimbledon and the "Summer" what better than Strawberries! It all puts me in the mood for a lovely cream tea....or failing that I'm heading up to Annan on 6th July for ROM (carnival day) and the baker there does the most fantastic Strawberry Tarts!!...can't wait!


Backing Card - From stash (originally bought from Hobbycraft)
DP's - Free gift from magazine (Raspberry Road Designs - Summer Goodness)
Gems - Kaisercraft
Flowers - Local shop (Boyes)
Sentiment - Lili Of The Valley - Dreamy Days Circular Sentiments
Image - Lili Of The Valley - Tea Time (Cut with Spellbinders Classic Circle/Classic Scalloped Circle)
Leaves - Spellbinders Foliage

I'm entering this card into the following challenges :

Creative Card Crew - Challenge 13 - Easy as 1-2-3 (1 Image, 2 Embellishments, 3 Designer Papers)
Crafts And Me Challenges - Challenge 89 - Anything Goes
Diva's By Design - Challenge 40 - To Die For
Charisma Cardz - Challenge 24 - Summer
Cute Card Thursday - Challenge 222 - Here Comes Summer
Lili Of The Valley - Time To Play
Milk Coffee Challenge - It's Summertime Challenge


Friday 15 June 2012

Sweet Like Chocolate

Afternoon all, are we ready for the weekend? I'm heading down to Ipswich/Felixstowe tomorrow so here's hoping the weather will get brighter before then! Think I've trapped a nerve in my back - or my disc has slipped again, am having to take it easy just in case it pops! Hope whatever you get up to you have a good one xx

 Had a few cards to make this week and this is one of them. I love this image and the colours of the Black and Gold CD.

Recipe :

Gold Backing Card - From Stash (had it for a while and can't remember which pad it came from!)
DP's - Forever Friends Black and Gold CD
Sentiment - As Above
Image - As Above
Ribbon - Hobbycraft
Pearls - Hobbycraft

I'm entering this card into the following challenges
Forever Friends - June Monthly Challenge - Happy Bearday
Creative Craft Challenges - Gold And Cream
Papertake Weekly - 3,2,1  (3 DP, 2 Backing Card, 1 Image)
Lexi's Creations - Challenge 67 - Happy Birthday


Wednesday 13 June 2012

Baby Boy

Evening all, just a quick one tonight as I'm heading out for a darts match.  Had a pretty quiet week up till now and then all of a sudden got a rush on for cards!  Have 3 to make for Friday (good job the boss is away and tomorrow will be play day!  lol).  Today's card is one I've made for one of the ladies who I play darts with.  Her son had a baby boy last week but I wasn't at darts, was too busy getting soaked in Scarborough when we went to see Dionne Warwick.  Was really surreal stood atop the cliffs waiting to board the North Bay railway with a glass of champagne in one hand, strawberries in the other and the rain pelting down, while thunder clapped right above us and lightning forked directly out into the North Sea!  It did dry up by the time Dionne took to the stage so all was not lost.  Not going to bother with the details for this one - most of the elements came from the Me To You CD's (both the original and the Spring Chic) with the addition of some ribbon and gems from stash.  The actual card design was from a tutorial HERE.

I'm entering this card into the following challenges

Ooh La La Creations - Challenge 107 - Baby, Baby
Here Come The Boys - Challenge 29 - More Than One Fold
Craft Your Passion - Challenge 114 - Anything Goes
Hotshot Crafts - Challenge 9 - Distress Inks
Forever Friends - No 38 - Anything Goes
Ready Teddy Go - Challenge 11 - One For The Boys


Friday 1 June 2012

Birthday Balloon

Afternoon all, muggy here in Hull today, was looking forward to some thunder yesterday but it didn't happen!  What you all got planned for the Jubilee weekend?  I've not got much on, although on Tuesday we're heading to my sisters for a nice buffet lunch.  Have taken an extra day's holiday on Wednesday as I'm off to see Dionne Warwick in the evening.  I won two tickets a few weeks back and they arrived last week, along with a letter to tell me we had to meet for a VIP reception and then we're being taken to the open air Theatre by miniature railway! - Just hope it's a dry night!

Coloured up an image the other day and made a card and although I liked it when I finished it, it wasn't quite what I wanted, so I coloured another one last night and came up with today's card, which I lurve!  The image was a freebie from Krista at Saturated Canary - she's called Ava and she's gorgeous. 

Recipe :
Backing Paper - From Stash
DP - First Edition - Desert Blooms
Image - Ava from Saturated Canary - Coloured with Promarkers (Balloon Coated with Glossy Accents)
Ribbon - From Stash
Flowers - Mulberry Crafts/Hobbycraft
Pin - Courtesy of Mandy (candy)
Image Cut - Using Spellbinders Classic Rectangles - Framed With Scalloped Classic Rectangles
Corners - Martha Stewart PATP Eyelet Lace

I'm entering this card into the following challenges :

Kaboodle Doodles - Anything Goes
Ooh La La Creations - Challenge 106 - Make It Girly
Die Cuttin Diva's - Challenge 67 - Anything Goes
I Love Promarkers - Challenge 119 - Use A Digi
Crafts And Me - Add A Ribbon
Diva's By Design - Challenge 37 - Anything Goes
Simon Says - Anything Goes


Sunday 27 May 2012

Sunny Sunday Take Two

Well I managed to get a few cards done this afternoon but there's no rest for the wicked, thought the Kitchen Fairy might have popped in....but she's obviously out getting a tan and tea won't cook itself so this is just a quick one to show off another of today's creations!

Recipe :
Backing Card - From Stash (purchased at Hobbycraft)
DP's - First Edition Hideaway
Lace - Self Adhesive (purchase at The Range but don't know name)
Ribbon/Flowers/Pearls - From Stash
Image - LOTV - Mirror Mirror - Coloured with Promarkers - Mirror coated with glossy accents - Necklace - diamante crystals from stash
Pins - Handmade by Me
Scallop Edge - Spellbinders - Classic Rectangle Scalloped
Flourish - Marianne Creatables

I'm entering this card into the following challenges :
Creative Card Crew - Challenge 11 - Dimension
Crafts And Me - Fabulous Flowers
Divas By Design - Challenge 36 - Fabulous Flourishes
Kaboodle Doodles - Dress For Success
Phindy's Place - Challenge 107 - 1,2,3


Sunny Sunday

Afternoon all, hope it's nice and sunny where you are.  It's been another bright one here in Hull but I've spent it indoors today.....managed to go over on my ankle yesterday and fell in the garden, knee was up like a football last night and it's going a lovely shade of purple today!  Did some colouring yesterday so thought as I'm sat here with my knee up I might as well make some cards with the images I'd done.  It's been nice actually having an excuse to just sit and craft!

Recipe :

Pink Base Card - From Stash (purchased from Hobbycraft)
DP's - First Edition Spring Feast
Image - LOTV Best Friends coloured with Promarkers
Frame - Spellbinders Fleur De Lys Squares
Sentiment - Stamp Set From Debbi Moore (But can't remember what it's called!) - Cut with spellbinders Fleur De Lys then inked with Distress Ink (Spun Sugar)
Flowers - From Stash
Pins - Handmade By Me
Ribbon - From Stash

I'm entering this card into the following challenges :
Ooh La La Creations - Challenge 105 - Ribbon Or Twine
Creative Card Crew - Challenge 11 - Dimension
I Love Promarkers - Challenge 118 - Use Die Cuts
My Time To Craft - Challenge 180 - It Takes Two
Truly Scrumptious - Challenge 81 - Pretty In Pink
Milk Coffee Challenge - Use Those Die Cuts
Cute Card Thursday - Challenge 218 - Pink/Green
The Squirrel And The Fox - Challenge 18 - Best Friends


Friday 25 May 2012

Terrific Teddy Bo!

Morning all, from a gorgeous sunny, warm it rain tomorrow when I'm off! lol. Hope you're all having a great day, I'm at work but it's quiet which on one hand is good cos I can get round some blogs and add my post but on the other it means when I move downstairs this afternoon I'll be bored!. I've had a few cards to make lately but some are very similar to others that I've done (same layouts, different colours) so haven't bored you with them all. The one today is made using the free Teddy Bo Stamp from Simply Cards and Papercrafts. I went into Morrisons yesterday and the lady was just putting out puzzle magazines. I asked her to check to see if this one is in...been waiting patiently since I heard what the free gift was lol. Anyway she said it was on her list and very kindly went and looked through all the bundles on her wasn't there, luckily before I burst into tears she said she had another trolley load. So she went and got one for me and I wasn't disappointed! The stamps and sentiments are gorgeous, it was a really good clear image when I stamped it. Hope you all have a great weekend....if it stays like this I might even fire up the Barbie!

Recipe :

Backing Card - From Stash (Originally bought at Hobbycraft)
DP's - My Minds Eye Breeze and Paris Paper Packs (Top one edged with Old Paper Distress Ink)
Teddy Bo - Free Rubber Stamp (see above) coloured with Promarkers
Crystals - Kaiserkraft - Lagoon
Bakers Twine - We R Memory Keepers Sew Easy - Blue Lagoon

I am entering this card in the following challenges :
Kaboodle Doodles - Dress For Success
Ooh La La Creations - Challenge 105 - Ribbon Or Twine
Die Cuttin Divas - Challenge 66 - Buttons, Banners and/or Birthdays
I Love Promarkers - Challenge 118 - Use Die Cuts
Charisma Cardz - Challenge 20 - No Flowers Allowed
Milk Coffee Challenge - Use Those Die Cuts
Crafty Catz - Challenge 134 - Card For A Man


Tuesday 8 May 2012

He's Just Boofle!

Afternoon all, for a change the sun's actually shining here - although I have my doubts how long it will stay. Hope you all had a fab bank holiday weekend. Mine was pretty quiet, managed to catch up on loads of TV programmes and a couple of little books on my kindle....I keep downloading them, at the last count I had 70 still to read! lol

Today's card is for my stepdaughter. It's the first card I've made from the Boofle CD and I can see him becoming another favourite. I love all the colours in the range. There is a fab embossing folder out to go with it (patchwork) but the Range didn't have it when I visited last week, must keep an eye out as it's boofle too! lol

No recipe for this card today, most of it came from the CD with the addition of some backing paper/gems and ribbon from my stash.

I'm entering this card into the following challenges :

Pink Gem Challenge Blog - Challenge 45 - Pink/Blue/Green
One Stop Craft - Challenge 181 - Celebrations
The Crafty Pad - Challenge 169 - We're Girly Girls
The Squirrel And The Fox - Challenge 17 - One For The Girls


Thursday 3 May 2012

My Luck Is Changing!

Well, for a change I seem to have hit a lucky streak (If only it would spread to a nice bingo win! lol). I won a radio/website competition just the other week for an overnight spa break for two people (inc meals and two treatments each and travel expenses). Last week I won tickets to see Dionne Warwick and today I've found out I'm one of the winners in the April Docrafts draw for some Boofle Goodies!!. Think this might be the time to give them lottery balls a spin! Speaking of which the card today is one I've made in advance for my BIL. It's not his birthday till June but got the image and thought I might as well get the card made. It's a bugaboo stamp and I know it will appeal to his sense of humour.

Recipe :

Image/Sentiment - Bugaboo Stamps - Gus Golf (Coloured With Promarkers)
DP - My Minds Eye - Lost & Found Breeze/Paris & Co.
Backing Card - From Stash
Candy Dots - Pebbles Inc.
Hemp Cord - Darice Spring Colours/Vintage
Sentiment cut using Spellbinders - Classic Oval/Scalloped Classic oval.

I'm entering this card into the following challenges :
Cards For Men - Challenge 9 - Texture
Kaboodle Doodles - Challenge 117 - Add Some Dimension
Made Especially For You - Colour Combo
Oh La La Creations - Challenge 104 - Make It Manly
Creative Craft - Anything Goes
Whimsy Stamp Challenge - Challenge 37 - Spots & Dots
Cute Card Thursday - Challenge 215 - One For The Boys
One Stop Craft - Week 180 - Recipe Challenge
Here Come The Boys - Challenge 26 - Hobbies
Dude Time Doodles - Sports Day


Wednesday 2 May 2012

Birthday Wishes

Well, think I'm eventually back to normal. After my week off, came back and had quite a busy time of it. Had so much telly to catch up on, even the card making took a back seat!! Back in the swing now and hoping to get caught up on some blog hopping in the next couple of days. Sorry if I haven't been visiting and leaving comments, but life kinda got in the way a bit! Card today was requested by a work colleague. Managed to break my little display stand after photographing this one (it fell off the desk and snapped) so will have to get to the Works for a replacement!.

No need for the recipe on this one, most of the stuff was from my stash with the addition of some papers from the Spring Chic CD and one of the Me To You toppers that they sell in the Range.

I'm entering this card into the following challenges :

Creative Craft Challenges - Anything Goes
Ladybugs Crafts - Challenge 59 - Birthdays
Papertake Weekly - Anything Goes
Simon Says - Birthday Anything Goes
Cute Card Thursday - Challenge 214 - Animal Magic
Milk Coffee Challenge - Lots Of Layers
Crafty Catz - Challenge 130 - Anything Goes


Tuesday 24 April 2012

Criss Cross Crazy!

Hi everyone hope this post finds you all well. Nearing the month end so work a bit busy this week so having to do my cards on a night before the light goes.....still haven't got round to getting that bulb! The card I'm showing today was a request for a "special" card for a 65th Wedding Anniversary so I'm hoping this one will fit the bill. It's the first time I've done a Criss Cross Card and I quite enjoyed doing there could be more of these on the way lol. I got out my enveloplus too to make a matching envelope/box - was for my birthday in September but it would have been rude not to try it woudn't it lol.

Recipe :

Pearlised Card - Not sure of make but from The Range
DP - Pink Petticoat (Sweet Flourish Range)
Embossing - Cuttlebug Flourish
Punched Edge - Martha Stewart Deep Flower Punch
Ribbon - Organza from Stash
Diamante/Peel Offs/Pearls From Stash
Flowers - Docrafts (Top One Embossed with same folder then inked with Distress Ink Faded Jeans).

I'm entering this card into the following challenges :
Kaboodle Doodles - Challenge 116 - Emboss It
Die Cuttin Diva's - Challenge 62 - Pearls/Pins/Punches
Whimsy Inspires - Challenge 35 - Punches Or Die Cuts
C.R.A.F.T. Challenge - Challenge 151 - Wedding/Anniversary
Fussy & Fancy - Challenge 61 - Punches/Dies
Lexi's Creations - Challenge 63 - Punches Or Dies


Saturday 21 April 2012

Super Saturday

Hi everyone, how's the weather with you today. It's not too bad here, dulled over earlier but has stayed dry. Didn't think I'd get any cards done with it being so dull, but seems to have brightened up a bit so have made one and another is in the planning. Today's card isn't the one I've been making though, I made this one earlier in the week to pop in with my Candy that I sent to Caz. Good old FF CD came out again, don't know what I ever did before I got this....and today I've just received the Me To You Spring Chic one in the post so there could be a few to follow from this one! Thank goodness for Ebay, managed to get it quite a bit cheaper than C&C so it's smiles all round today.  Sorry it's not the best picture, had to take the pic in poor light as I needed it ready to get in the post!

Recipe :
Backing Card - Tim Holtz Coredinations
DP - My Minds Eye Lost & Found Breeze
Image - Forever Friends CD
Bunting - Forever Friends CD typed on PC
Threads - Darice Hemp Cord
Buttons - Papermania Capsule Collection & Stash
Die Cut - Spellbinders Lacey Squares

I'm entering this card into the following challenges :
Pollycraft - Challenge 136 - Cute Critters
Ladybug Crafts - Challenge 58 - Shapes
Paper Sundaes - Challenge 116 - Anything Goes
The Craft Pad - Challenge 166 - Bounty Of Buttons
Lexi's Creations - Challenge 63 - Punches & Dies


Wednesday 18 April 2012

Belated Birthday

Afternoon all! Hope the weather's good where you are, it's cold, grey and wet here in Hull today :-( Came back to work on Monday and totally forgot one of the girls birthday's so had to make a card last night as she was in today again. I struggled a bit with the light because I didn't get home until nearly 6pm but am quite happy with how it came out (except where I put some stickles and then wished I hadn't lol)....note to self...get a daylight lamp!

Recipe :
Card For Matting - From Stash
DP - First Edition Hideaway 6 x 6
Image - LOTV - Rosie Posy coloured with Promarkers (Circle cut with Spellbinders Classic Circle matted onto Spellbinders Classic Scalloped Circle), edged with Distress Ink Shabby Shutters and Stickles Frosted Lace
Ribbon From Stash
Flowers - Yellow Edged from stash with green inners handmade

I'm entering this card into the following challenges :
Made Especially For You - 3 Flowers
Ooh La La Creations - Challenge 103 - Bold And Bright
Whoopsi Daisy - Let's Make It Free And Easy
Stamptacular - Challenge 159 - Freebie Week
Cute Card Thursday - Challenge 212 - Spring Flowers
Milk Coffee Challenge - Bold Bright Colours