31 Jul 2010

Tilda's Winter Wishes

Good morning

Last night I decided to keep up with my plan to make a Christmas card every week and was up until 2 o'clock this morning making it so hence I am rather tired today!



Image ~ Magnolia 'Tilda with Wedding Gifts'
Papers ~ GCD Studios 'Ella Blue'
Flowers ~ Wild Orchid & Mulberrry Crafts
Holly Leaves ~ Wild Orchid Crafts
Pearls ~ Stash
Sentiment ~ Pink Gem Designs

Challenges

Just Magnolia ~ Bev's Sketch
ABC Christmas ~ P is for Presents
Die Cut Dreams ~ Tilda in Blue
Stamptacular ~ Christmas in July
The Crafty Pad ~ Vintage
Tuesday Taggers ~ Christmas in July
Aud Sentiments ~ Choose your own Christmas sentiment
Our Creative Corner ~ Christmas in July
Stamp Something ~ Christmas in July

I would love to go back to bed for a couple of hours but MIL will be here shortly to look after the children while we visit my aunt in hospital.  Think I will be in bed before the children tonight lol!
30 Jul 2010

Lazy, Hazy Days of Summer

Good evening

Hope you are all well and looking forward to the weekend.  I have had a busy week as I worked Monday and Tuesday and have been trying to keep the children entertained the rest of the week.  I did, however, find a little time to craft and made this card using the sketch at A Gem of a Challenge and the optional extra is to decorate the inside.  In fact I always decorate the inside of my cards but only photograph the front of the card but as this was part of the challenge I have also photographed the inside.

Things are a little different this month at A Gem of a Challenge because it's Mandy's birthday and she has decided to give a few extra prizes ....2 Pink Gem Designs stamps for Mandy's favourite entry using a PGD image and 2 Pink Gem Designs stamps for Mandy's favourite without a PGD image.  There will still be the Top 5 chosen by the DT and the random winner will be chosen from all entries with a Pink Gem Designs image and they will win 2 PGD stamps of their choice (subject to availability).  So there are lots of chances to win this month so it is worth entering even if you don't use a PGD image!



Image ~ Pink Gem Designs 'Chloe & Kitten'
Papers ~ MME 'Quite Contrary'
Flowers ~ Wild Orchid Crafts & Mulberry Crafts
Leaves ~ Prima
Pearls ~ Stash
Sentiment ~ Craftwork Cards

Inside


Other Challenges

Crafty Creations ~ Summer lovin'
Dutch Dare ~ Anything goes
Charisma Cardz ~ Something with a tail
Alphabet Challenge ~ N for nature
Crafty Ann's ~ Lazy, hazy days of summer

Hope you have a great weekend!

26 Jul 2010

Butterfly Bear

Good evening

Chloe is busy on her laptop and Jamie is busy playing on his DS so I thought I would quickly post this card before I take them up to bed.




Image ~ Penny Black 'Butterfly Bear'
Papers ~ Not sure
Butterflies ~ MS punch
Pearls ~ Stash
Sentiment ~ Craftwork Cards

Challenges

Penny Black at Allsorts ~ A Burst of Summer Colour
Rosie -D's ~ All Creatures Great and Small
Sir Stampalot ~ Lazy Days of Summer
Pear Tree Designs ~ Happy Birthday
Just Cute Bears ~ Clean and Simple
By the Cute and Girly ~ Warm Summer Days

That's all from me because I am now going to take Chloe and Jamie to bed and then get the lunches sorted for the morning as I have work again tomorrow and the children are off to the holiday club.

25 Jul 2010

Popcorn's 'Pink' School Days!

Good morning

Hope you are all well and having a lovely weekend.  In my last post on Thursday I mentioned that my daughter, Chloe, had asked if I could make a pink card for her teaching assistant using the Popcorn School Days image.  At first I didn't think it would work because to me Popcorn should be brown with a red apple but once I decided to colour Popcorn grey and the apple green it all came together and I was actually quite pleased with the finished result.



Image ~ Popcorn the Bear 'School Days'
Papers ~ Papermania
Flowers ~ Mulberry Crafts & Wild Orchid Crafts
Pearls ~ Stash
Sentiment ~ PC


Challenges

Create4fun ~ Flowers
Stamp Something ~ Something flowery
Crafty Creations ~ Happy or Sweet
Creative Inspirations ~ Anything goes
Making it with Meslyn ~ Pink & Girly
Teddy Stampers ~ As you wish
Totally Papercrafts ~ Feeling fruity
The Creative Cottage ~ Touchy feely


22 Jul 2010

Popcorn's School Days!

Good evening

Hope you are all well and looking forward to the weekend :o)  The children have had a busy week with lots of school activities because it's the last day of term tomorrow.  I have also been busy making cards for them to give to their teachers and teaching assistants. 

I won't bore you with all of them because they are all made with the same Popcorn the Bear image but here is the one I made for Jamie's teacher.  Chloe requested a pink colour combo for her teaching assistant's card but I will show you that one another day.



Image ~ Popcorn the Bear
Papers ~ Reminisce 'Apple Orchard Gingham'
Flowers ~ Mulberry Crafts & Wild Orchid Crafts
Dew Drops ~ Stash

Challenges

Crafters Companion Monthly Challenge ~ Sketch (I have flipped it)
Papertake ~ Cutie Patootie
My Time To Craft ~ Check it out

I have work tomorrow so must go and get the packed lunches and school bags ready for the morning. 


20 Jul 2010

Silent Night

Good afternoon

It has been hot and humid here the last few days so goodness knows why I felt inspired to make another Christmas card.  I have used the new Papermania 'A Silent Night' papers again because I think they are perfect for this sweet LOTV image. 




Image ~ LOTV Christmas Angels Praying
Papers ~ Papermania 'A Silent Night'
Flowers & leaves ~ Prima
Pearls ~ The Hobby House
Ribbon ~ Dovecraft
Sentiment ~ Papermania sticker mounted on nestie die cut



Challenges

Winter Wonderland ~ Glittery Angels
Christmas Stampin' ~ Bling it up
Fab 'n' Funky ~ It's Christmas in July
The Stamp Man ~ Anything goes
Crafty Cardmakers ~ Spotlight Challenge (Easel cards)
2 Sisters ~ Christmas in July



The school holidays start this Friday so I won't have as much time for crafting and blogging .  We have planned lots of days out and have discussed going to stay in London for a few days.   I haven't been to London since I was about 10 years old when my mum's friend took me and her daughter on a day trip lol!


15 Jul 2010

Beary Christmas & Magnolia Stamp Club

Good morning

There are lots of Christmas challenges around in blogland at the moment so it inspired me to make a Christmas card.  I have lots of unused packs of Christmas papers and had every intention of not buying any new papers this year.  However, when I popped into The Range on Saturday I just had to buy the new Papermania 'A Silent Night' papers.  I love every design in this pack and some of the sheets have special finishes.  I think I will be making most of my Christmas cards with these papers this year because they are so lovely :o)



Image ~ LOTV 'Xmas Ted Presents for 2' coloured with Promarkers
Papers ~ Papermania 'A Silent Night'
Flowers/Leaves ~ Prima 'Holiday Poinsettia'
Gems ~ Stash
Brad ~ Papermania pearl brad
Sentiment ~ Created in Word and mounted on a Spellbinders Fancy Tags die cut
Challenges

LOTV ~ Sketch
Ooh La La ~ Christmas in July
Fussy and Fancy ~ Christmas in July
Cute Card Thursday ~ Get a head start (Christmas cards)
Pear Tree Designs ~ Glitter/Sparkles
Rosie-D's ~ Burgandy, Pink & Cream
Magical Crafts ~ Christmas in July
Stampavie and more ~ Anything goes

Chloe hasn't been to school the last two days because she isn't feeling well.  She slept quite a lot yesterday but seems a little brighter today so we are going to do some cardmaking together after I have done the housework.

PS:  For anybody waiting for the Summer 2010 Magnolia Stamp Club, I just thought I would let you know that mine has just been delivered so not long to wait now.  I won't tell you what's in it as I don't want to spoil the surprise :o)

13 Jul 2010

Chocolate Tilda

Good afternoon

Hope you are all well.  For the last couple of weeks it has been very hot here in Norfolk but it rained yesterday and has been dull today.  As much as I love the sunshine it has been quite refreshing to have a little break from it.  Hopefully the sun won't stay away for too long! 

Anyway I made this card on Saturday but haven't had a chance to blog it until now.  I am very critical of the cards I make and there is always something I wish I had done differently.  However, I do really like this card.  My colouring turned out much better than I had expected and it all went together perfectly.  No doubt I won't be as happy with my next card lol!



Image ~ Magnolia 'Tilda with Peony'
Papers ~ GCD Studio 'Ella Blue'
Flowers ~ Beige (Wild Orchid Crafts), Dark brown (Mulberry Crafts)
Raffia ~ Local craft shop
Gems ~ Prima

Challenges

Totally Tilda ~ Chocolate
Just Magnolia ~ 3 flowers, 2 papers & 1 ribbon
Papertake Weekly ~ In the garden
Wild Orchid Challenge ~ Say it with flowers
One Stop Craft Challenge ~ Monochromatic

I am now off to link the challenges and then make a start on the mountain of ironing which is bigger than normal because of the recent heatwave.  I really couldn't bring myself to stand and iron in the hot weather.  I may be gone for some time lol!
3 Jul 2010

Forever Friends Wedding Card

Good morning

We are going to my cousin's wedding today.  It is a bit dull and overcast at the moment  so hope the sun comes out to play soon!  Anyway here is the card I made for the happy couple.  It is an 8 x 8 size and I have also made a matching box.  I am entering this card at Tuesday Taggers where the theme is 'Weddings' and is being sponsored by The Craft Barn and there is a £15 voucher up for grabs :o)


Image ~ Forever Friends CD
Papers ~ Craftwork Cards
Roses ~ Wild Orchid Crafts
Pearls ~ Prima
Spray Pearls ~ Ebay
Sentiment ~ PC

I am also entering the following challenges

Alphabet Challenge ~ J is for Jewels
CD Sunday ~ In full bloom (Image ~ Forever Friends CD)

Hope you have a lovely weekend whatever you have planned.
2 Jul 2010

Crafty Calendar Challenge DT Card and Some News

Good morning

It's the first Friday of the month so that means a new challenge has been set at the Crafty Calendar Challenge.  The challenge for July is 'Summer Holidays'.  So we would love to see your cards themed around summer and holidays - added option of yellow.  Don't forget we are a monthly challenge so you have plenty of time to enter :o)

This card is on its way to a very brave little girl, Bella Tucker.  On Easter Sunday Bella came down with a near fatal infection and doctors gave little hope for this little girl's survival.  However, after five days in a coma she miraculously survived.  Unfortunately, her survival from this infection was not without significant cost. The infection caused extensive tissue damage, and Bella underwent quadruple amputation surgery and is currently facing an extremely long and hard recovery at Children’s Hospital in Boston with extensive rehabilitation to follow, as she learns to live life without her limbs.  You can read all about Bella here.

Erin has organised 4 blog hops for Bella.  Each week there will be candy on offer. Erin is asking that you make a card and send it to Bella to let her know that people are thinking of her.  Please show Bella you care by sending a card today. For all the details please visit Erin's blog.



Image ~ Pink Gem Designs 'Sea Shell Mimi'
Papers ~ DCWV 'Mango Twist'
Flowers ~ Prima
Button Brads ~ Making Memories
Ribbon & Gems ~ Stash

Challenges

A Gem of a Challenge ~ Ribbon & Buttons
Die Cut Dreams ~ Life's a Beach
Pear Tree Designs ~ Summer Loving
Kaboodle Doodles ~ Celebrate Summer
The Creative Cottage ~ Summer Surprise
Crafty Creations ~ Ice cream & Cakes
Whoopsi Daisy ~ Vibrant colours

Now for my news.  I am thrilled to say I have been chosen as one of the GDT's at Crafters Companion Monthly Challenge.  I was most surprised (and excited lol!) when I saw my name on the blog last night.  I love CC products especially the super cute Popcorn the Bear and am looking forward to being a member of the DT for 3 months starting in August.

I am off work today but have a very busy day planned.  I am going to watch Chloe's class assembly this morning and then having a BBQ lunch at Jamie's school.  I also need to make a box for a wedding card I made yesterday.  It's for my cousin and the wedding is tomorrow!

PS:  If you are interested I have blog candy here.