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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