22 Mar 2011

Teddy Bo Challenge # 6 ~ Buttons & Bows

Hello :-)

Hope you are all well on this beautiful spring day! 

It's time for another Teddy Bo Challenge :-)  Can't believe we are up to #6 already ... this year is whizzing by!  This fortnight's challenge is Buttons & Bows and our sponsor is the lovely Nikki at Bunny Zoe's Crafts who is offering one lucky winner a £10 gift voucher. 


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When I saw the challenge my heart sank because for some strange reason I don't like using buttons on my cards.  I love seeing them on other people's cards but not mine ..... Strange I know lol!  Anyway I have added buttons to the centre of my flowers and I'm pleased to say I actually quite like them :-) 


Image ~ When you wish upon a star (coloured)
Papers ~ Papermania 'Summer Bloom'
Sentiment ~ Cuddly Buddly
Flowers ~ Prima
Buttons ~ Best Occasions

 
I have used one of the pre-coloured images which comes in 5 different colour options.  Each image is priced at £1.65 but you can grab yourself a bargain by buying all 5 colours for £5.25 ... a saving of £3!

Challenges

Digital Tuesday ~ Button up!
The Crafty Pad ~ Use a Digi
Totally Gorjuss ~ Buttons
Baby Bud Designs ~ Ribbons & Bows

Don't forget to check out the cute new mages available at Teddy Bo today.


21 Mar 2011

LOTV Bunches of Love

Hello :-)
Hope you are all well and had a great weekend.  The weather was lovely here on Saturday so we decided to go to the coast for the day.  We had a nice lunch and went in the arcades but it was a little chilly!

Yesterday afternoon I managed to squeeze in some craft time so decided to ink up one of my new LOTV stamps.  These little bunnies are so cute and easy to colour too :-)  Not sure if I have gone a bit OTT with the flowers ... oh well they are stuck down now!


Image ~ LOTV Bunches of Love
Papers ~ Papermania 'Rose Garden' and
Marianne Design 'Eline's Flowerz'
Leaves ~ CES
Sentiments ~ Hobby Art stamps
Ribbon & Pearls ~ Stash


Challenges
LOTV ~ Sketch & GDT Call
DCD ~ Mother's Day
CYDA ~ For Mum
Crafty Catz ~ Mother's Day
2 Sisters ~ Furry Friends
Dream Valley ~ Mother's Day
SFTW ~ For Mum
Sparkles Forum ~ Mother's Day

That's all from me because I need to sort something out for tea and finish off my Teddy Bo DT card for tomorrow!

18 Mar 2011

My Lucky Week :-)

Good morning

Hope you are all well and looking forward to the weekend.  I normally work Fridays but have the day off today because it was Chloe's class assembly this morning.  It was based on Comic Relief and they were all brilliant!  A sad day really because it was her last assembly at this school because she will be moving up to High School in September :-(  I really don't know where the years have gone ... surely I can't be old enough to have a child at High School lol!

It must be my lucky week because my Teddy Bea Teacup card was picked as one of the Top 5 over at Passion for Promarkers, I was the lucky winner of Mandy's candy and then today I won Bev's LOTV mini candy!  They say it comes in 3's so i've had my fair share for a little while lol!



No card to share today but hope to make one later this afternoon. It's Chris' birthday on Sunday so I really need to get cracking otherwise he is going to get a shop bought one!

Hope you have a great weekend!
16 Mar 2011

Robbo Robot!

Good morning

Yesterday morning on the way to school Chloe announced it was her friend Lewis' birthday today and she asked if she could take a card in for him.  I offered to make one for him and asked her what his interests are and she said 'robots'.  Slight problem because I didn't have any robot images so after a quick look at my fav digi stamp stores I found this cute robot at Digistamp Boutique ... problem solved!



Image ~ Digistamp Boutique 'Robbo'
Papers ~ Wild Rose Studio 'For Men'
Sentiment ~ Cuddly Buddly
Cuttlebug alphabet dies for the name

Challenges

Cards for Men ~ Sketch and DT Call
MAWTT ~Male
DigiStamp Boutique ~ Any card using a DSB image
Simon Says ~ Happy Birthday
CES ~ Men Only

Chloe was really pleased with this card so hope Lewis likes it too!

That's all from me ... Housework calls :-(

15 Mar 2011

Teddy Bo Tuesday ~ Baby you're a Star!

Good morning

Hope you are all well and had a lovely weekend.
The weather was beautiful here yesterday so I spent a couple of hours in the garden.  It was lovely to be outside in the sunshine but I did get a little chilly! 
It's Teddy Bo Tuesday which means there are some super cute new images in store at Teddy Bo :-)  I have shown a selection of the new images at the bottom of this post. 

 

Image ~ Teddy Bea 'Baby you're a Star'
Papers ~ Dovecraft 'Back to Basics'
Sentiment ~ Pink Gem Designs
Flowers ~ White (Wild Orchid Crafts) & Lilac (Stash)

Challenges

Dream Valley ~ New Beginnings
Simply Create ~ Monochrome
Wild Orchid ~ Dieing to punch it out
Just Tracy's ~ New Beginnings

Here's a selection of the new images :-)



Don't forget there is still time to enter the Teddy Bo Challenge :-)

 
13 Mar 2011

Bunny Cupcakes!

Good morning

Hope you are all having a lovely weekend.  When I got home from work on Friday my new LOTV bunny stamps had arrived and I couldn't wait to ink them up so yesterday I had a lovely crafty afternoon :-)


Image ~ LOTV Bunny Cupcakes
Papers ~ Dovecraft 'Tea House'
Flowers ~ Wild Orchid Crafts and Magnolia
Leaves ~ Crafty Emma's
Sentiments ~ Hobby Art stamps

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Challenges

Lili of the Valley ~ Say it with Flowers
Secret Crafter ~ Flowers for Mum
Creative Inspirations ~ Easel Cards
Charisma Cardz ~ Easel Cards

Looks like it might be sunny today so think I am going to pop to the garden centre later to get some spring bedding plants to brighten up my garden. 

Hope you have a lovely Sunday and I will catch up with your blogs later today.

9 Mar 2011

Chloe in the Rain

Good afternoon

Hope you are all well :-)  Just a quick post wit today's card because I need to clear away my craft stuff and sort something out for tea. 



Spotty paper ~ Craftwork Cards 'Sugar & Spice'
Floral paper ~(Pink Petticoat 'Vintage Rose Collection'
Swirls ~ Marianne Design die
Sentiment ~ Sentiments 4 You


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Challenges

Cupcake Craft ~ Pink Polka Dots
Fab 'n'  Funky ~ Make it Girly
Simons Says Stamp ~ Anything Goes
Little Claire's ~ Flowers
Anything Goes ~ Die Cuts
Craft Your Passion ~ Anything Goes

Have you ordered any of the new LOTV stamps that were released today?  I popped over to have a look and a couple of very cute bunny stamps hopped into my basket ... naughty bunnies lol! 

I am at work tomorrow and Friday so no crafting for me until the weekend :-(  I will try and do some blog hopping after work so I can see what you have all been busy making.

8 Mar 2011

Teddy Bo Challenge # 5 ~ Sketch

Good morning

It's time for a new Teddy Bo Challenge and we have a fab sketch designed by our GDT Kathy.  Our sponsor is the lovely Crafty Emma and the prize is 4 x 10m bundles of twine of the winner's choice from Crafty Emma's Store :D



 
Image ~ 'Fits to a Tea'
Papers ~ Dovecraft 'Tea House'
Flowers ~ Pink (Magnolia) and Roses (CES)
Sentiment ~ Pink Gem Designs

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Challenges

Charisma ~ Four Legged Friends
Little Claire's ~ Flowers
Fussy and Fancy ~ Embossing and/or Paper Piecing
(I have paper pieced the tea cup)
Sarah Hurley ~ Four Legged Friends
Passion for Promarkers ~ Food & Drink



Hope you can join in the fun because we love to see your Teddy Bea and Bo cards :D
5 Mar 2011

Crafty Calendar Challenge ~ Spring

Good morning

It's the first Saturday of the month so that means a new challenge has been set at Crafty Calendar Challenge :-)  The theme for March has been set by the lovely Kim and she has chosen 'Spring'.  We are sponsored by Robyn's Fetish who kindly provided the design team with a selection of digital papers and images.

Image ~ My Spring Garden (Robyn's Fetish)
Papers ~ Forever Friends 'Spring Time'
Sentiment ~ Cat's Life Press
Flowers & Gems ~ Stash

Challenges

Sketch N Stash ~ Sketch (I have rotated it)
SFTW ~ Spring
Stamp Something ~ March Digi Day
Cute Card Thursday ~ Signs of Spring
Papertake ~ Anything Goes
Wild Orchid Challenge ~ Anything Goes

Hope you all have a great weekend whatever you have planned :D

2 Mar 2011

Sweet Blogger Award

Good morning

Brrr it's another chilly day here in Norfolk!  It was all very exciting in our household after school yesterday because we found out that Chloe has been offered a place at the High School of her choice for September :D  We are still playing the waiting game a little longer to see if Jamie has been offered a place at the local Junior School ... I am keeping my fingers well and truly crossed!  We will find out at the beginning of April.

I have been given another blog award :D  This time from the lovely Donna at My Happy Place ... Thank you Donna x


I have to tell you 3 things about myself and then pass it on to 5 other bloggers.

1.  I passed my driving test first time aged 17

2.  My first car was a W reg Austin Mini Metro

3.  I have lived in 7 houses but have never moved out of Norfolk

Sorry they are not very interesting lol!

I am passing it on to to my fab teamies at Teddy Bo






That's all from me because I need to finish off some DT work and then a quick tidy up because I am back to work again tomorrow.
1 Mar 2011

Crafter's Companion Monthly Challenge

Good morning

It's the 1st of the month so a new challenge has been set at Crafter's Companion Monthly Challenge. The theme for March is 'Easter'.  Remember it is not necessary to use Crafter's Companion products on your entry, but those who do will be entered twice into the candy draw. Once again the lovely Sara has kindly dontated a £30 Gift Voucher for the Crafters Companion website for one lucky entry chosen at random.



Papers ~ Making Memories 'Emma' & Wild Rose Studio 'Floral'
Sentiment ~ Designed on the PC and cut out with a Spellbinders Fancy Tag die
Flowers ~ Petaloo
Brads ~ Dovecraft

Challenges

Oldie But A Goodie ~ Spring is in the Air
2 Sisters ~ Teddy Bears

Just thought I would let you know there are some NEW images in store at Teddy Bo.... really cute baby images, an Easter one and a couple of scenes :-)