31 Mar 2010

Chloe's Easter Card

Good Evening

Hope you are all having a good week apart from the weather!  If this is spring I think I would rather go back to the 'winter weather' we had last week ~ warm and sunny!  Anyway enough of my waffling about the weather and onto the card I have made Chloe for Easter. 

Image & Sentiment ~ Daisy & Dandelion 'Some bunny loves you'
Papers ~ Daisy & Dandelion ' Some bunny loves you'
Flowers ~ Prima
Pearls ~ Prima


C.R.A.F.T ~ Easter
Cupcake Craft ~ Easter with lots of chocolate
Papertake ~ Open theme
Pile it on ~ Animal-Riffic
Fussy & Fancy ~ Easter
Paperplay ~ Easter
28 Mar 2010

Forever Friends

Good Morning

Yesterday in between taking and collecting Chloe from the birthday party I found time to make a card for the Forever Friends challenge.  I have quite a few FF stamps but don't seem to use them very often ~ not sure why because they are such sweet bears!

Image ~ Forever Friends
Papers ~ CB Swiss dots folder and MME 'Bloom & Grow'
Sentiment ~ Forever Friends die cut
Brad ~ Dovecraft
Flowers, Pearls, Ribbon  ~ Stash
Leaves ~ EK Success 'Rock Fern' punch

This card also fits for the following challenges.

Creative Cottage ~ Sparkle (I have added Stickles to the present and flower)
Crafty Catz ~ White + one other colour (I chose aqua)

Hope you have a super Sunday!
27 Mar 2010

Allsorts #45 ~ Alter or recycle something

Good Morning

Wow we had an amazing number of entries for Amanda's Spring challenge. Don't forget to check to see if you were the winner.  Unfortunately there will be no top 5 for Amanda's challenge because Amanda spent the beginning of the week in hospital being diagnosed with gallstones so wasn't up to viewing and commenting on all your fab entries.  Hope you feel better soon Amanda!

This week it's Mummylade's turn to set the challenge and she would like us to alter or recycle something. 

At the beginning of the year I was going to alter a memo calendar so I can keep track of all the childrens school activities but never got round to doing it so when I saw Helene's challenge I knew exactly what I was going to alter. 



Image ~ Tilda picking peaches
Papers ~ MME 'Bloom & Grow'
Flowers ~ Stash
Pearls ~ Craftaroo
Leaves ~ EK Success 'Rock Fern' punch

I have recently bought some Copic Ciao markers and this was my first attempt at colouring an image.  Not entirely sure if I like them as much as Promarkers but hopefully with practice (and a few more pens lol!) my shading wll improve

Close up of image

This also fits for the following challenges

Roses on Paper ~ Punch it
Creative Card Crew ~ Going Dotty
Creative Inspirations ~ Anything but a card
Cupcake Craft ~ Food & Drink
Sew Many Challenges ~ Let's punch it
Tuesday Taggers ~ Alter Something
One Stop Craft Challenge ~ Feeling Fruity

I am going to be busy this weekend and next taking and collecting the children to birthday parties.  Chloe has been invited to 2 parties this weekend (today and tomorrow) and Jamie has been invited to a party next Saturday.  Parties seem to be very popular again amongst Chloe's friends this year.  Think it might be because they are turning 10 and are having parties to celebrate getting into double figures.  Well that's my theory anyway lol!
Hope you have a lovely weekend whatever you have planned.
23 Mar 2010

Golden Wedding Anniversary

Good Evening
My MIL asked me if I could make a card for her friends Golden Wedding Anniversary in April so this week's Cute Card Thursday challenge 'Happy Anniversary' was perfect for me.  This card also fits for the One Stop Craft challenge 'Let it Shine', Pollycraft 'Sparkly things and Pile it on 'Furry Friends'.  It doesn't show up well in the photograph but I have coloured the rose and hearts with a Sakura to make them 'sparkle'.   

Image ~ Forever Friends
Paper~ Unknown
Cardstock ~ Paper Cellar gold pearl card and embossed cardstock from local craft shop
Heart ribbon sliders ~ Wild Orchid Crafts
Ribbon ~ Dovecraft
Pearls ~ Joanna Sheen

That's all from me - bed is calling!
20 Mar 2010

Allsorts ~ Spring is in the Air!

Good Morning

This week at Allsorts the challenge has been set by my lovely teamie Amanda and she has chosen 'Spring is in the Air'.  So this week we would love to see all your spring projects and as always the DT have made some fantastic projects for inspiration.  Don't forget to check to see if you were last week's winner or one of the top 5 for my 'Pink, Black & White' challenge.

Image ~ Daisy & Dandelion 'Some Bunny Loves You' stamp set
Papers ~ Papermania Capsule Collection (yellow gingham) and Wild Rose Studio (daisy print)
Flowers/Pearl ~ Prima
Ribbon/Bow ~ Papermania

There are lots of spring and green challenges at the moment so I am entering this card for the following challenges:

Creative Inspirations ~ White, Yellow & Green
Cupcake Craft ~ Going Green
Cute Daisy May ~ Anything Goes
Die Cut Dreams ~ Use 2 Punches
(mine are McGill pine punch and Fiskars border Punch)
Simon Says Stamp ~ A splash of green
Crafty Catz ~ Spring
SFTW ~ Easter
Pile it on ~ Pastel colours
Rosie-D's ~ Think Spring
Secret Crafter ~ Spring

It's Chris' birthday today so we are going out for a family meal later to celebrate.  Hope you have a lovely weekend whatever you have planned.
14 Mar 2010

Happy Mother's Day

Good Morning

On Friday when I get home from work my new LOTV stamps were waiting for me.  I was most surprised because I had only ordered them on Wednesday.  This is the first time I have bought any LOTV stamps but it certainly won't be the last. I am very impressed because they stamp perfectly and are very good value for money at £3.75.  When I saw this cute cat I knew it would be the perfect image for my MIL's card.

Image ~ LOTV 'Thomas - Big Bunch of Flowers'
Papers ~ Wild Rose Studio 'Candy Floss'
Glitter Sheets ~ Craftime  
Flowers ~ Petaloo mini delphiniums
Pearls ~ Prima

I am entering this card for the following challenges

Cute Daisy May ~ Mother's Day
LOTV ~ Easel Card
Secret Crafter ~ Anything Goes
Totally Gorjuss ~ 'Something Sweet'
The Creative Cottage ~ New (stamp, papers and flowers)

Chloe and Jamie have just given me their cards and presents.  I am very lucky because they got me a cute teddy, pot plant, Alicia Keys CD, teddy keyring and a pink spotty pen set.  They must know I love bears because they both chose cards with cute 'Me To You' bears.

Happy Mother's Day to all UK mums. 

Hope you have a lovely day.
13 Mar 2010

Allsorts ~ Pink, Black and White

Good Morning

This week at Allsorts it's my turn to set the challenge and I have chosen a colour challenge of Pink, Black and White.  If you entered Kirsten's Just for Men challenge last week don't forget to check to see if you were the winner or one of Kirsten's Top 5. 

Image ~ Anya
Papers ~ Bo Bunny
Flowers ~ Prima
Gems ~ Black (Kanban), Pink (Prima)
Sentiment ~ Craftwork Cards

I am also entering this card into the following challenges.

Kaboodle Doodles ~ Happy Birthday
Crafty Cardmakers ~ Feminine Celebration
Cute Card Thursday ~ Celebrations
Cupcake Craft ~ Flower Power

We are going to see my mum this afternoon to take her Mother's Day card and present and tomorrow Chris' mum is coming for lunch.  Hope you have a lovely weekend whatever you have planned.

6 Mar 2010

Allsorts Challenge ~ Just for Men

Good Morning

Kirsten has set the challenge this week at Allsorts and she has chosen Just for Men.  We are being sponsored by our regular monthly sponsor Digistamp Boutique who have a huge selection of digistamp images for all occasions. 

For my card I have used a Daisy & Dandelion decoupage pack which includes the die cut decoupage image and papers.  You will also notice I have used some peel off corners which rarely see light of day nowadays.  I had cut some Cuttlebug corners but they looked too much and I thought the peel offs added a more subtle finish.  I also used a peel off sentiment to match.  Don't know if I will be using them again any time soon but they came in handy for this card.

I am also entering this card for the following challenges.

LOTV ~ Easel Card
Kaboodle Doodles ~ Fancy Folds

Following my request yesterday I would just like to say thank you to everyone who has visited my daughter's blog.  She was really pleased to see she had some comments and a few followers. 

We are going out tonight so MIL is coming round to babysit.

Hope you have a great weekend whatever you have planned. 
5 Mar 2010

Crafty Calendar Challenge and Chloe's Blog

Good Morning

It's the first Friday of the month so that means a new challenge has been set at Crafty Calendar Challenge.  This month the theme is FLOWERS with the added option of pastel colours.  You could use floral papers, flowers on your image,  flowers on your card etc.

This card is for our friends who have recently had a baby girl 'Poppy'.

Image ~ Daisy & Dandelion
Papers ~ DCWV and Papermania Blueberry Hill
Flowers ~ Prima
Ribbon ~ Craft Fairy
Sentiment ~ Forever Friends

I am also entering this card for the following challenges.

Creative Card Crew ~ Celebrations

Simon Says Stamp ~ Girly

The Craft Garden ~ Photo Inspiration

My 9 year old daughter Chloe has just started a blog.  It would make her day if you could stop by and leave her a comment. Thank you x