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Tuesday, 26 March 2013

Getting Ahead

Morning all, another chilly day here in Hull!  We're forecast snow later today, just to add to the biting cold wind we've already got!  Quiz night tonight at the local so hopefully it won't be too bad till later, I'm not a fan of driving in the white stuff!

My card today is another sister card (I have two lol).  I'm getting ahead of myself this year, made a few female ones last weekend and I've a few male ones waiting to be finished belated cards for me this year lol.  I love it at the weekend when I've nothing on and I can play, printed a load of DP's and have just been colouring images to suit what I've printed - not like me to be this organised, wonder how long it will last!  Photo's not brilliant, I've glamour dusted the roses and the flowers on her bouquet but they're not showing up so well....can't get a decent light at all today!

Keep warm wherever/whatever you're up to xx

Recipe :
Backing Card : From Stash - Craft Outlet Spalding
DP's - Nitwit Collections
Flowers/Ribbon - From Stash
Leaves - Meadow Leaf from Poppy Stamps
Metal Filligree Corner - Dawn Till Dusk Crafts
Gems - Home Bargains
Image - LOTV - Rosie Posy - Coloured with Promarkers - Cut out With Spellbinders Labels Two
Sentiment - Desert Diva (Online Free Download)

I'm entering this card into the following challenges
I Love Promarkers - Challenge 160 - Anything Goes
Crafty Catz - Challenge 175 - Sparkle And A Bow
ABC Challenge - DT Call
Lexi's Creations - Challenge 86 - Mothers Day/Special Female Birthday
One Stop Craft - Challenge 221 - Recipe (1 Image/2 Embellishments/3 DP's)
Sweet Stampin - Lots Of Layers
Challenges 4 Everybody - Challenge 16 - Anything Goes
Passion For Promarkers - Week 191 - Bingo Board (Ribbon/Free/Blooms)
Forever Friends - Challenge 58 - Girls
Ladybug Crafts - Anything Goes
Inky Impressions - Challenge 102 - Flowers
4 Crafty Chicks - Break Out The Circles
Bunny Zoe Crafts - March Monthly - Girly
Digi Darla's - Challenge 55 - Flowers
Crafty Boots - Flowers
House Of Gilli - Challenge 51 - Anything Goes With Flowers and/or Ribbon


Tuesday, 19 March 2013

With A Cherry On Top

Afternoon all, it's nice and sunny here today, long may it last!  While the boss has been away I've taken advantage and spent Friday afternoon printing off loads of lovely papers from the Nitwits Collections I bought a couple of weeks ago.  Took some time over the weekend to colour up some LOTV images and the last couple of days making them into cards.  I'm actually ahead of myself now for female birthdays when they come around.  I have quite a few birthday's throughout the year but today's was done for my sister, she's first on the list and her birthday is in May.  All in all it was quite a productive weekend, got out the oven pride too and now my ovens are lovely and sparkly again.  As I'd been busy cleaning the oven and colouring in!!  (hehe) we went out on Saturday night for a meal.  I'd got a voucher (a bit like groupon) for a restaurant out of town so myself, Hubby and my sister all went together.  Had a lovely relaxed evening and a fab 3 course meal!  No plans for this weekend either so might get a few mens cards done instead.

Recipe :
Shaped Card Blank
DP's - Nitwit Collections - Cherry Blossom Collection
Ribbon - Pink Seam Binding Coloured with Victorian Velvet Distress Ink.
Lace (behind ribbon) - The Ribbon Girl
Pearls/Flowers - From stash
Pins - Pearl purchased at craft show, the other handmade by me.
Swirl - Marianne Creatable
Image - LOTV Best Friends coloured with Promarkers (backed with Spellbinders Lace Squares)
Leaves - Poppstamp Die Meadow Leaf
Sentiment from Desert Diva free download

I'm entering this card into the following challenges :
Craft Your Passion - Challenge 154 - Ribbons or Lace
Kaboodle Doodles - Challenge 163 - Anything With Frills
Love To Create - Challenge 57 - Anything Goes
I Love Promarkers - Ribbons And Bows
ABC Challenge - Just As You Like
Crafts And Me - Challenge 124 - Ribbons And Lace
Cute Card Thursday - Challenge 260 - Anything Goes
Allsorts - Week 198 - Easy As 123 (1 Image, 2 DP's, 3 Embellishments)
Lexi's Creations - Challenge 86 - Mothers Day or Special Female Birthday
One Stop Craft - Challenge 220 - Anything Goes
Challenges 4 Everybody - Challenge 16 - Anything Goes


Tuesday, 12 March 2013

Spring Into Easter!

Hi all, well things didn't quite go to plan last week, had a card all made that I was supposed to post on Saturday (making it two in a week!) but had taken the picture using my phone camera.....and left my phone on my desk Friday night so didn't get the phone back until yesterday.  Had a busy day yesterday so still didn't get time to write up my post but I'm here now   lol.

Had a lovely quiet weekend catching up on some bits that needed doing around the house and making a new baby card for a neighbour who's just had a little girl.....even managed to have a wee peek at her on Sunday and she's gorgeous.

My card today was made for a friend...I used a sketch from Sketch N Stash but was too late as I say to enter the challenge (oops!) but was still chuffed with how the card turned out.

Boss is on holiday this week, won some goodies just the other week so might try and get a play with some of them later in the week.  Have a good one whatever you're up to! xx

Recipe :
Backing Card : From Stash - purchased at Craft Outlet Spalding
DP's - First Edition Hideaway Paper Pack
Images/Sentiment - Docrafts - Me To You Spring Chic (Easter Set)
Ribbon/Candy Dots - from stash
Butterfly Die Cut - Memory Box Pippi Butterfly sparkled with glamour dust

I'm entering this card in the following challenges :
Kaboodle Doodles - Challenge 162 - 3 Dimensional
My Mum's Craft Shop - Challenge 3 - Spring Has Sprung
Anything Goes - Challenge 88 - Seeing Double (2 Tatty Ted)
Bearly Mine - Challenge 77 - Easter
Creative Card Crew - Challenge 31 - Ribbon
Ladybug Crafts - Spring
My Time To Craft - Challenge 212 - Food Or Drink
C.R.A.F.T Challenge - Challenge 197 - Easter/Spring
Cute Card Thursday - Challenge 259 - Spring Fever
Allsorts - Challenge 197 - Springtime
Lexi's Creations - Challenge 85 - Easter
One Stop Craft - Challenge 219 - Spring
Challenges 4 Everybody - Challenge 15 - Anything Goes
Cupcake Inspirations - Challenge 201
Squirrel And The Fox - Challenge 39 - Autumn Or Spring
Papermill Direct - Handmade Easter Project


Tuesday, 5 March 2013

Happy Birthday Hubby

Hi all, another funny day here in Hull, the fog's here and hasn't lifted all day.....spooky! lol

Thought I'd better sort out a card for Hubby today, it's his birthday tomorrow! Swithered about making him a cake too but time got the better of me so looks like it's a trip to Asda when I leave work today. He's had his pressies already, he wanted a new bike and I bought him a new Myth and Magic figure for his collection. I'll treat him to some chocs today and take him out for tea tomorrow and that's him sorted!

I've used a LOTV precoloured image today for his card and some lovely Nitwit papers that I bought in the sale last week. Treated myself to some nice Staples Text and Graphic paper and they've printed out just lovely!.

Might be back again this week....never been heard of before, more than one post in a week lol

Recipe :

Backing Card - From Stash - purchased at Craft Outlet Store Spalding
DP's - Nitwit Collections
Image - Precoloured Die Cut Image from LOTV
Twine - Sew Easy Bakers Twine - Tertiary
Blue Candy Dots from Pebbles Inc

I'm entering this card in the following challenges :
Craft Your Passion - Challenge 152 - That Is Odd
Anything Goes - Challenge 87 - Make It Manly
Papertake Weekly - Anything Goes
Diva's By Design - Anything Goes
Simon Says - Anything Goes
Challenges 4 Everybody - Challenge 15 - Anything Goes
Here Come The Boys - Challenge 47 - No Stamps Allowed