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Saturday, 31 March 2012

Fairy Fun!

Just a reminder that I have some Candy up for grabs HERE

Morning all, hope you're having a great Saturday. It's a tad on the chilly side here in Hull today! I'm off shopping this afternoon with my BFF who's come down from Scotland for a visit (I'm sure she's brought the cold with her! lol). Anyway hope my little Spring Fairy card will warm things up a bit. I couldn't wait to get into the spring feast paper pack this week, then got asked for two birthday cards for an 8 year old....had this little Pom Pom already coloured so was able to get the paper out and play!

Recipe :
Matt/Layer Card - Craft Store Outlet
DP - First Edition Spring Feast (also used to make the flowers).
Swirl - Marianne Creatable.
Doily From Pack - Coloured with Distress Ink - Shabby Shutters
Die Cuts - Spellbinders Heart Circles and Scalloped Circles.
Ribbon - From Stash
Rhinestones - Kaisercraft - Champagne &  Split Pea
Image - LOTV Pom Pom
Sentiment - LOTV Dreamy Days

I'm entering this card into the following challenges :

Creative Card Crew - Challenge 7 - Spring
Crafts & Me - Challenge 77 - Elegant Fairies
Divas By Design - Challenge 28 - Stamp Something
Simon Says - Anything Goes
Lili's Little Fairies - Anything Goes
Phindy's Place - Challenge 99 - Ribbon
Sweet Stampin - Spring or Easter
Paper Sundaes - Challenge 113 - Spring Blossoms


Tuesday, 27 March 2012

Good Day With Goodies!

Good job I didn't have much to do at work today, Sister got back from America yesterday and she called in today with my goodies I ordered from Joann's for delivery to her at her Villa. It was like Christmas....and anyone watching through the window today would think I was mental, cos I kept getting the paper pads out and having a look (and yes a little stroke now and then lol!). I've gathered up a few bits and pieces (some freebies, some I've bought) including a couple of items that are in amongst this lot, I'll get them sorted hopefully by the weekend and get my 1st ever Candy up and running.

Friday, 23 March 2012

Thank Crunchie It's Friday

Afternoon all, hope today see's you all well. It's a lovely sunny day here in Hull, here's hoping the rest of the weekend stays the same...I've said for two weeks I'm going to clean windows and this weekend I'm determined they will be done...not to mention the car needs a good gutting too lol....surprising what a little sunshine does for you!

My card today is for Easter, showed it to nephew yesterday and he said it's like an advert for Cadbury's (hence the title of the post! lol). Had the old faithful Forever Friends CD out for this one and decided to do some decoupage for a change.

Recipe :
Yellow Mat/Layer card - Bought from The Craft Outlet, Spalding.
DP - Forever Friends Collectors Edition CD
Decoupage Image - Forever Friends Collectors Edition CD
Circles/Ovals (inc Scalloped) - Spellbinders
Ribbons/Gems - From Stash
Chick Border - Martha Stewart Chick Family
Sentiment - Freebie From Internet (sorry can't remember who).

I'm entering this card into the following challenges :
Anything Goes - Challenge 63 - Get Ready For Easter
Papertake Weekly - Eyes Down Look In (Ribbon/Free/Punched Shapes
Crafts And Me - Challenge 76 - Light, Airy, Spring Colours
Cute Card Thursday - Challenge 209 - Anything Goes
Moving Along With The Times - Easter Wishes
Paper Play - Week 12 - Spring Colours
Allsorts - Week 146 - Three In A Row
Lexi's Creations - Challenge 61 - Easter
Totally Gorjuss - Challenge 123 - Spring
Cupcake Inspirations - Challenge 152
Milkcoffee - Challenge No. 1 - Anything Goes


Tuesday, 20 March 2012

Made It For Mothers Day!

Afternoon all, well I managed to finish all 5 of the cards I needed for Mothers Day so this is just a quick post to add the pics (I did cheat and use the same image and layout for two of them - just changed the punches I used and the colours to make them different!) No challenges for these ones, and no recipe, anything you're interested in just leave a comment and I'll let you know if I can!.

Thursday, 15 March 2012

Mothers Day

Evening all! Was asked today to make 3 Mothers Day cards....then rememebered I'd already been asked for two more that I'd completely forgotten lol. Got down to it today and made one of them....guess I know what I'm doing tomorrow then! Decided to move away from my normal 6" squares and go for a slight stepper. Will be back to normal tomorrow though although one order is for 8" square instead!
Recipe :
A4 Card folded down.
DP - From stash
Flowers/Gems - From stash
Circle - Marianne Creatable die
Heart Shape - Spellbinders classic scalloped heart
Ribbon - C&C freebie with carousel
Image - Forever Friends CD (Cut with Spellbinders lacey squares) Edges Inked with Tim Holtz Distree Ink - Milled Lavender
Front Edge - Martha Stewart Extra Deep Floral Punch

I'm entering this card into the following challenges :
Crafts And Me - Challenge 75 - Let's See Circles
Colour Create - Challenge 92 - Pink/Blue/Sage/White or Cream
Crafty Catz - Challenge 124 - Mothers Day or Special Lady
Lexis Creations - Challenge 60 - Mothers Day
One Stop Craft - Challenge 173 - Mothers Day With Ribbon


Wednesday, 14 March 2012

LIebster Award

AFternoon all, just been given this by Shirley   

and now have the honour of passing it along to 5 other blogs (with less than 200 followers) who's work I admire. (I realise not everyone likes to receive these awards so will understand if you don't feel the need to either accept or pass it on :-)

My 5 selected blogs are

1.Lyn - Craftylyn Blogspot

2.Marina - Scrapbook Fashionista

3.Beccy - Cards By Beccy 

4. Sue - Crafty Moone

5. Donna - Devs Something Special


Tuesday, 13 March 2012

Gorjuss Girlie

Afternoon all, hope the weather is good where you are, it's a tad chilly and grey here in Hull today. My card today was done for a forum member's daughter, her birthday isn't for a couple of weeks but as they say "when the boss is away" lol.I bought the stamp ages ago when QVC had a good deal on Gorjuss Girl stamps....keep your eyes open for my candy that I'll be posting in a couple of weeks, one of the stamps will be part of it!

Recipe :
Backing Card - From stash
Backing Card and DP - First Edition Desert Blooms
Flowers/Buttons/Gems - From Stash
Punched Border - Martha Stewart Hearts
Leaves - Spellbinders Foliage
Image - Gorjuss Stamp "Ruby" coloured with Promarkers

I'm entering this card in the following challenges :
Ladybug Crafts - Anything Goes
Papertake Weekly - For The Girls - Or Mum
Simon Says - Mothers Day/Special Girl
Sweet Sketch Wednesday - Sketch 144-43
Moving Along With The Times - Cute As A Button
Allsorts - Week 145 - Say It With Flowers
Totally Gorjuss - Challenge 122 - Anything Goes With A Button
Paper Sundaes - Challenge 111 - Feminine Flair


Monday, 5 March 2012

View Over The Humber And Candy

No card today but just wanted to share this pic. As I told you in a previous post I went walking with my sisters last weekend, forgot I'd taken this until I was doing a pic of the card I posted on Friday. This was the view over the Humber when we walked down by the Marina....considering I took it on my phone I love how the rays of the Sun have shown up.
One of my sisters is off the America again this weekend (lucky her!) so I'm hoping to get a few bits ordered from Joanns to be delivered to her villa (lucky me!) and if I can get some nice little bits I'll be popping some up as candy along with another couple of bits I've got at home (lucky you! lol). Will be in another couple of weeks when she gets back so keep your eyes open!

Friday, 2 March 2012

Happy Birthday Hubby!

Well, as it says in the title it's Hubby's birthday on Tuesday so thought I'd get ahead and have his card made in advance (now there's a first! lol). Still got his pressie to sort out...for once he hasn't asked for anything and I'm struggling! Taking him to a local Indian tomorrow night for a meal (ok I'm taking me, he's coming with me... he doesn't do Indian....guess it's steak or chicken for him hehe), then might see what the late showing is at Cineworld. I've used a precoloured image from Lily Of The Valley on this's hubby to a T lol.
Recipe :
Image - LOTV - Deckchair Dreaming (Die cut sheet precoloured image).
Backing Card - Papermania Capsule Collection - Cool Aqua Textured Cardstock.
Backing Papers - My Minds Eye - Lost & Found Breeze (candy from Laurie - TY!).
Spellbinders - Circles & Scalloped Circles.
Button/Cord/Peg - From Stash
Green Dots - Pebbles Inc. Candy Dots
Sentiment - Typed On PC.

I'm entering this card in the following challenges :
My Time To Craft - Challenge 174 Circle Circus
Diva's By Design - Challenge 24 - Spots and/or Stripes
Simon Says - Anything Goes
Cute Card Thursday - Challenge 206 - Signs Of Spring
Sarah Hurley - Challenge 61 - Birthday Celebrations
Crafty Catz - Challenge 122 - Punches & Dies
Cupcake Inspirations - Challenge 149
Paper Sundaes - Challenge 109 - Circles