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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


Monday, 16 April 2012

Normal Service Will Be Resumed With A Candy Winner!

Hi everyone, sorry I haven't been around for a while, did you miss me? lol. Had a week off work and have been busy painting and decorating so haven't even looked at my crafty stash this week....although I did have a few hours off on Wednesday to go to the local garden centre where Sara from Crafters Companion was doing demonstrations. Was a nice little break from the grind and she showed lots of lovely little tips....and my sister very kindly bought me the enveloplus board and dvd for my birthday...which isn't until September hehehe.

Anyway back to the reason for this post. I've added a few followers this week, thank you so much for joining me here. I'm going to get round all your blogs in the next couple of days now that I'm back in the land of the living. I'm a bit late with the draw for my candy but we went to the cinema last night to see Battleship which I really enjoyed, so didn't get onto puter till this morning. I've had a play with Random Org and hopefully will be able to do this properly (ooer missus all these new fangledy bits I've done for a wee bit of candy lol). I had 23 entries with blogs and 2 Docrafts Forumites join me so entered the numbers 1 - 25 for the draw. Not going to beat about the bush so the winner of my candy is

which is Caz

Congratulations.  If you can email me on with your details Caz I'll get the goodies off to you soon as I can.


Sunday, 15 April 2012

Candy But No Chocolate

Morning all. I'm a bit earlier getting organised than I thought and have managed to arrange my candy and get a pic. It's the first time I've ever done a giveaway so hopefully it will all go to plan. My candy is a bit of a mixture - a couple of the items were freebies from magazines but the rest are things I bought especially for this. I'm going to run it from today throughout Easter week and close it on Sunday 15th April.

The candy I'm giving away is :
Free Gift Of Petite Papers - Mix of Western & All About Me
Colour Collection Pencils - 8 in the packet
Mixed Ribbons - Approx 1m of each
Gorjuss Girl Stamp - Flying Above It All
Sew Easy Fancy Floss - 2 Packets
Distress Ink - Brushed Corduroy
Distress Ink - Spun Sugar
Handmade Pins
Hemp Cord In Various Colours - Approx 1 m each of 8 Colours

To win my candy I'd love you to become a follower (although it's not necessary to win), add your link to Mr Linky with a comment - (if you don't have a blog please leave an email address so I can contact the winner) and please pop my pic with a link back to my blog on your sidebar. I'll announce the winner as soon as I can after it ends but please be patient if life gets in the way and it takes a day or so. Good luck! xx



Tuesday, 3 April 2012

Up Up And Away!

Afternoon all, hope you're not all snowed in, we've been lucky so far and just have a bit of rain to contend with. Had the other card to do for the 8th birthday and decided to brighten things up a bit with some scrummy paper I got at Hobbycraft.....such a pity they only had one sheet when I was in cos I lurvs it! I decided to use the sketch at sketch and stash today as it worked so well with the papers and the colours on the topper I got. Went to the Range this morning on the way to work and picked up a couple of the Me To You range which they still have on 3 for 2 offer.

I've used Sketch N Stash sketch 84

Recipe :

Base Papers : ATD Tranquil Hidden Hues (Stash)
DP - Best Creation Inc - Once Upon A Dream
Topper - Me To You Birthday Balloons
Buttons - Dovecrafts Back To Basics III
Bakers Twine - Sew Easy Fancy Floss - Limeade (New Stash)
Sentiment - Printed From Computer

I'm entering this card into the following challenges :
Cupcake Craft - Challenge 186 - Sewing Box
Sketch N Stash - Challenge 84 - Angie's Sketch
Anything Goes - Challenge 64 - Anything Goes At Anything Goes
Ladybugs Crafts - Challenge 57 - Spots N Stripes
Tuesday Throwdown - Challenge 92 - Pastels
Moving Along With The Times - Challenge 142 - Cute And Cuddly