Thursday, 30 December 2010
Monday, 27 December 2010
PINK WINTER BIRTHDAY!
I've used this cute unicorn called Aloria to make a card for a special little friend of mine who will be 9 on New Years Day!
Thanks for looking!
Thursday, 23 December 2010
I've just popped on to show you my card for the challenge at CRAFT this week, our theme is:
We have a returning sponsor this week, Sally and Sam Doodles who are offering a great digi prize to our winner!
As usual I couldn't post a card without entering a challenge or two!! So here goes:
Wednesday, 22 December 2010
The roses have been wired to the top handles and glammed up a bit with a hint of stickles!!
As usual I can't resist entering a few challenges:
Sunday, 19 December 2010
I've been given my first blog award by the lovely Sandra at Sandra's Crafty Corner. Thank you sooo much Sandra, this is a lovely surprise!!
1. thanks the person who sent it to you
2. say 8 things about yourself
3.tag 4 other bloggy friends
4. let them know
So let me think what should I tell you about myself
- I couldn't survive without tea!
- I love socks and have a big collection, I might even get some for Christmas!
- I collect Teddy Bears and still have my first teddy!
- I Hate polystyrene packaging - the feel, the noise, everything about it!
- I love to travel and plan to do a big world tour when I win the lottery!
- I loathe ironing and put it off until the basket reaches moutainous proportions!
- I have lived in Cambridge UK and Cambridge, Massachusetts USA
- I hope to complete my promarker collection in 2011!!
After much thought, I'd like to pass this award on to:
Sharon at Ewe2can craft
Kevin at McCraftys Cards
Sharon79 at Sharon's Crafty place
and Lisa at Crafty Moments
Hugs to you all!!
Saturday, 18 December 2010
Just doing a little blog hopping tonight and I came across this fantastic candy on offer from The Prairie Fairy who is calling it "spread the word candy" to announce she is moving back to blogger rather than Wordpress. If you have any links to Prairie Fairy you need to change them to the blogger url!! The candy is gorgeous and you can check out all the details here. Good luck to everyone who enters, what a fantastic extra Christmas present this would be!
Thursday, 16 December 2010
BLACK, WHITE & A SPLASH OF COLOUR!!
This is a bit of an unusual card for me because I rarely use HOT pink and I also didn't use a stamp !! The idea came to me after I found the paper in my stash, Kate Knight for Trimcraft I think, and the matching flowers. The button just finishes it nicely I think:
All of us at CRAFT hope that you an find time in your busy schedules to come and join us!!
We are being sponsored by
I'd also like to enter this card into the challenge at:
Fab n funky : Quick and Easy does it
Monday, 13 December 2010
I'm celebrating!! This will be my last Monday at work for this year!! Sounds good doesn't it!! I can't wait to finish on Wednesday, there are so many things I need to get done before Crimbo!!
Monday also means it's time for another fab challenge over at Lexi's Creations, this time we'd like to see you using:
GLITTER & PEARLS
Now, I have to admit that when I first saw this challenge I thought of doing a Christmas card but I am getting a bit tired of doing them (only 2 to go!!), so instead I decided to do something I don't normally go for and just use a sentiment on my card:
The sentiment is from Lexi's Fairy Dust crafts Shop and is called Husband & Wife. Lexi is offering a prize from her shop for the winner of this challenge!! Here's a closer look:
The pearls are on the sentiment, along with a few gold gems and the flowers have had a touch of gold stickles added:
Sorry for the poor quality of the pictures, in real life this is a bit brighter and the gold is quite sparkly!
I'd like to enter this card in the following challenges:
Thanks for looking and hope you can join us over at Lexi's!!
Thursday, 9 December 2010
The winner could win their own copy of this fantastic Rufus Reindeer stamp by Eiglas, which many of the design team have used. He is just so cute and great fun to colour - thanks Ei!!I think perhaps this sums it all up at the moment!!
Thanks for looking and we hope you can find time to join us at CRAFT this week!
I'd also like to enter this into the challenge at:
My time to Craft: Reindeer Greetings
Tuesday, 7 December 2010
Exciting news today!! I have been invited to be the guest designer at Creative Craft challenges this month - how cool is that! Thanks for inviting me ladies - big smile.
Their challenge this time is a recipe:
1 ribbon , 2 papers &
So here's my card, it's quite a special one as it's for my husband - it's OK he doesn't read my blog.
I've used my new James Bear in the snow from LOTV, I just fell in love with him as soon as I saw him!! I've coloured him with promarkers and then added another of my favourite things at the moment - Doodlebug white crushed velvet flock and glamour dust to his hat and the snowflakes. The snow on the gound is glamour dust and the snowflakes have a little stickles added too. It is Christmas, so I figure you can't have too much glitter!!
Here's a closer look:
I've used some papers from last year, the back one is from Dovecraft and the blue dotty one behind James is from my scrap box, could be papermania?? The white pearlescent card is embossed with a snowflake cuttlebug folder (used this a lot this year!!) and the gorgeous ribbon is from The Art of Craft, it's hard to see but the silver snowflakes are slightly raised which adds more texture. The little tag is from a Forever friends kit, the smaller snowflake is made from a cuttlebug die and the larger silver one is by making memories - I've had these for ages but never actually used one before - lol!! The white sugared brads are by Doodlebug.
Sunday, 5 December 2010
Just a quick post today to show you my card for the new challenge over at O.S.A.A.T, which is old stash, new stash and is sponsored by Michelle's scrapbooking & more. I've used a cute little image from Stitchy's store by JLJ papers. I've made an easel card using scalloped round nesties and papers & card from my old scraps box! The new item is the holly brad!
Thanks for visiting!
Thursday, 2 December 2010
Monday, 29 November 2010
Blue & Silver
Joanna Sheen is this week's Sponsor and she will be donating a £10 voucher to spend in her online store, to one lucky randomly selected winner.
Now, I have to admit that I am beginning to get a tad fed up with making Christmas cards, so inspired by you tube videos and armed with a stack of loo rolls, I decided to have an attempt at making a Christmas cracker. It was good fun, although I did feel that you needed more than 2 paws for the rolling up and taping down. I managed to get some cracker snaps for the inside from ebay, the blue pearlescent paper is wrapping paper, & the tinsel string is by papermania. I had to use a bear on my first cracker (of course!) so I've used Paulo, who you can find at Lexi's store here. He's on sale at the moment, along with all Lexi's images, so grab yourself some bargains. He's coloured with promarkers and glitter pen and mounted on nesties.
The white pearlescent paper strips on the end are from my scrap box and have been embossed with a Snowman border brass stencil that I picked up in Hobbycrafts sale last year for 9p!!
Hope you can join us over at Lexi's this time!
I'd also like to give a BIG friendly wave to all the new members of the design team:I'd also like to enter my cracker in the following challenges: