23 Dec 2012

James Bear ~ In the Snow

Good morning
 
Hope you are all well and ready for Christmas ... I still have a few presents to wrap ready to deliver to my uncle and his family this afternoon but other than that think i'm just about ready!  I'm always a bit last minute when it comes to Christmas so I said to Chris last night that next year i'm going to start early but he reminded me I have said that every year he's known me lol! 
 
Anyway moving onto my card which I made for my friend Lynsey and her family. 



* Card Recipe *
 
Sentiment ~ Craftwork Cards
Pearl Button ~ Stash
Snowflakes ~ MS & Kars punches
Dies ~ MS Cherish border & Spellbinder Floral Oval

That's all from me ... now off to make some bacon rolls and then finish the wrapping!

19 Dec 2012

Pile of Presents!

Good evening
 
Hope you are all well.  Sorry I have been such a bad blogger (hope Santa doesn't put me on his naughty list lol!) but I have had a lot going on the last few weeks and with Christmas preparations this has left me with no time for crafting. 
 
However, I managed to find time last week to make a card for Lynsey and Marianne because we were meeting up with them, along with husbands and children, for lunch on Sunday.
 
This is the card I made for Marianne and Graham ... unfortunately my camera was out of charge so this photograph is courtesy of Marianne :-)




* Card Recipe *
 
Papers ~ Dovecraft 'Vintage Christmas'
Flowers ~ Prima poinsettias
Sentiment ~ Stash
Dies ~ Cheery Lynn Holly Corner
 
I am sure there must be lots of Christmas challenges around at the moment but to be honest I am just too tired to check.
 
That's all from me for now ... not sure when I will have another card to share because everything has gone into Christmas mode around here lol!
 
I will catch up with you all soon.
 
2 Dec 2012

Warm Winter Wishes

Good evening

Hope you've all had a lovely weekend.  I guess quite a few of you have been putting your trees up this weekend.  It's a bit too early for me but I am feeling festive today because i've had a lovely day Christmas shopping with Chloe ... most of the presents are now bought so I can make a start on the wrapping this week. 

Before I make a start on the tea, thought I would quickly blog the card I made yesterday afternoon.  In fact I had coloured the image one night last week so it was just a matter of putting the card together which was made a whole lot easier because I followed the FAB sketch over at The Sugar Bowl. 

Sorry about the photo ... will try and take a better one in daylight .
 
* Card Recipe *
 
Image ~ Sugar Nellie 'Warm Winter Wishes'
Papers ~ LOTV 'Frosty Christmas'
Sentiment ~ Little Claire's 'Christmas Sentiments'
Gems ~ Kars Christmas Collection

 
* Challenges *
 
2 Sisters ~ Christmas Sparkle
Totally Gorjuss ~ Anything Goes with Glitter
Jingle Belles ~ Anything (Holiday) Goes
Charisma Cardz ~ Christmas with no green, gold or red
The Sugar Bowl ~ Sketch and 'A Winter's Tale' theme
 


That's all from me ... Hope you have a lovely evening :-)
 

30 Nov 2012

Natalie and Amy's Challenge #4 ... Winter Wishes

Good morning

Just a quick post because it's nearly time for the school run!
 
It's time for our monthly challenge over at Natalie and Amy's and this month we have the theme of Winter Wishes ... so anything with a Wintery/Christmas feel. 

I decided to use this sweet Nellie Snellen stamp and once again I have gone for my favourite traditional Christmas colours :-)




* Card Recipe *
 
Image ~ Nellie Snellen Dawn Giving Away coloured with Copics
Papers ~ Dovecraft Vintage Christmas and First Edition Stocking Fillers
Sentiment ~ Craftwork Cards
Ribbon/Gold pearls ~ Stash
Dies ~ Marianne D Miniature Poinsettias and Cheery Lynn Holly Corner

 
* Challenges *

Creative Inspirations ~ Traditional Christmas Colours
Crafting for all Seasons ~ Use Flowers
The Paper Shelter ~ Christmas is Coming
Copic Marker Europe ~ A Christmas Card
Delightful Challenge ~ Festively Floral


  Hope you all have a great weekend :-)

 
19 Nov 2012

Snowy Cuddles

Hi everyone

Thank you for all your lovely messages on Saturday :-)  In fact I felt a bit better as the day went on and even made another card whilst watching X-Factor ... 2 cards in one day is unheard of for me lol!

I have another Christmas card ticked off my list ... this one is for my auntie and her partner.
 

 
* Card Recipe *
 
Image ~ Stampavie 'Snowy Cuddles'
Papers ~ Papermania Mistletoe Kisses
Sentiment ~ Crafty Sentiments
Ribbon & Pearls ~ Stash
Dies ~ Marianne D Miniature Poinsettias & Cheery Lynn Holly Corner

 
* Challenges *
 
Sweet Stampin' ~ Snow People
Crafty Calendar ~ Wrap up Warm for Winter
Crafty Catz ~ Lets have Sparkle
Crimbo Crackers ~ Snowmen
MMCS ~ Winter Wonderland
Bearly Mine ~ Pink Christmas

Right best rustle something up for tea ... hope you have a lovely evening :-)

 
 
17 Nov 2012

Plum Pudding ~ LOTV die cut

Good afternoon
 
I am having one of those days today ... you know the ones where you have loads to do but not achieving much!  I am feeling a bit sad because it would have been my dad's 65th birthday today and to top if off I am coming down with a cold so all in all feeling a bit down in the dumps.  To try and cheer myself up I decided to make a card this morning but even that didn't work out as I had planned it in my head.  Oh well I guess they can't all be masterpieces lol!
 
Anyway enough of my woes and onto my card! 
 


* Card Recipe *
 
Image ~ LOTV die cut
Papers ~ Memory Box 'Spiceberry'
Sentiment ~ Craftwork Cards die cut
Gems ~ Kars Christmas Collection
Dies ~ Memory Box Corner Bow, Cheery Lynn Holly Corner & Marianne D Miniature Poinsettias (all available from Natalie and Amy's
 
 
* Challenges *

Lili's Little Fairies ~ Food Glorious Food
Jingle Belles ~ Christmas Feast
 
 
So that's all from me ... now off to make myself a Lemsip!
 
Hope you all have a great weekend :-)
16 Nov 2012

Christmas Wishes ~ Mulberry Wood

Good afternoon

Hope you are all well and looking forward to the weekend.  It's been a long week ... in fact all day Tuesday I thought it was Thursday so the weekend couldn't come soon enough for me! 
 
Anyway before I heat up some soup for lunch and then crack on with the housework thought I would quickly blog one of the cards I made this week.  It's another Christmas card in my favourite traditional colours ... I do like non-traditional colours but rich red, green and gold is my fav!






* Card Recipe *

Image ~ Mulberry Wood 'Christmas Wishes'
Papers ~ Dovecraft 'Vintage Christmas'
Dies ~ Cheery Lynn 'Holly Corner' and Marianne D 'Miniature Poinsettias'
Sentiment, Ribbon & Gold pearls ~ Stash

Most of the products used on my card are available at Natalie and Amy's online store
 
 
* Challenges *

Penny Black and More ~ Any Die Will Do
Kraftyhands ~ Christmas
Sparkles ~ Christmas is Coming
Crafter's Companion ~ Favourite Colour Combo (traditional Christmas colours)
 
 
Hope you have a great weekend :-)

9 Nov 2012

A Christmas Visitor

Good afternoon
 
Hope you are all well and looking forward to the weekend ... it's been a busy week for me with one thing and another so think i'm just going to take it easy and maybe squeeze some crafting in here and there :-)
 
As soon as I saw this gorgeous Sheena Douglass robin stamp set a few weeks ago I knew I had to buy it for my Nan's Christmas card ... she loves traditional cards especially with robins.



* Card Recipe *
 
Image ~ Sheena Douglass 'Christmas Visitors'
Papers ~ Webster's Pages
Poinsettia ~ Kars Christmas Collection
Cheery Lynn Holly Corner die ~ Natalie and Amy's 
 
 
* Challenges *
 
Stamping Sensations ~ Traditional Christmas
Southern Girls ~ Christmas
Whimsy Stamps ~ Traditional Christmas colours
Addicted to Stamps ~ Things with Wings
Cupcake Craft ~ Get Krafty
 
That's all from me ... now going to have a quick whizz round with the hoover and then it will be time for the school run.
 
Hope you have a great weekend :-)

2 Nov 2012

Sugar Nellie Macbeth

Good morning
 
Hope you are all well today.  It's a beautiful sunny day here albeit a bit chilly but I guess that's to be expected seeing as we are now into November!
 
I had a lovely crafty evening with Chloe on Tuesday ...  she has popped her card on her blog here if you have time to pop over and leave her a comment :-)
 
When I saw the FAB sketch over at The Sugar Bowl this week I decided it was time I made the adorable Macbeth into a card.  I coloured the image a couple of weeks ago so it was just a matter of putting the card together.
 
 
* Card Recipe *
 
Image ~ Sugar Nellie Macbeth
Papers ~ Basic Grey 'Pyrus'
Sentiment ~ Autumn Leaves sentiment circles
Flowers ~ Wild Orchid Crafts
Butterfly ~ Cheery Lynn die
Gems ~ Kars Christmas Collection


* Challenges *
 
Heck of a Challenge ~ 50 Shades of Autumn
Basic Grey ~ Anything Goes
Charisma Cardz ~ Recipe
Southern Girls ~ Animal Crackers
The Sugar Bowl ~ Sketch

 
I have had a lovely few days with Chloe and Jamie and to finish off the week we are going out for lunch with my mum and nan today and also a little wander around the shops :-)
 
 
Hope you a have a great weekend!
 
  
30 Oct 2012

Natalie and Amy's Challenge ... #3

Good morning

Just a quick post before I head off to work ... I'm only working 2 days this week because it's half term so after today I will have 5 days off with my 2 scallywags :-) 
 
It's challenge time once again over at Natalie and Amy's and this month it's Colour Me Happy ... so we want to see your favourite colour combo of the moment.  I have gone with my favourite Christmas colour combo which is traditional red, green and gold. 

 


Once again Natalie and Amy have provided a FAB prize ...  a £15 gift voucher :-)





* Card Recipe *
 
Image ~ Nellie Snellen 'Dawn Hokey-Pokey'
Papers ~ First Edition 'Stocking Fillers' and Dovecraft 'Vintage Christmas'
Sentiment ~ Little Claire's 'Christmas Sentiments'
Dies ~ Cheery Lynn 'Holly Corner' and 'Holly Flourish'
Ribbon ~ Dovecraft 'Modern Christmas' pack
Flowers/Gold pearls ~ Stash
 
 Most of the products used on my card are available at Natalie and Amy's online store
 
 
* Challenges *

A Gem of a Challenge ~ Polka dots/Spots
Crafty Ribbons ~ Christmas
ABC Christmas ~ U for Up to You
Crafty Ann's ~ Christmas
The Crafty Pad ~ Christmas is Coming
The Squirrel and the Fox ~ Use a Ribbon
Whoopsi Daisy ~ Punch it Out


Jamie is off to a Halloween party with his friend tonight so i'm having a crafty evening with Chloe.

Bye for now :-)

 
28 Oct 2012

Bootiful Christmas

Good morning

Brrrr winter has definitely arrived here in Norfolk this weekend!  Yesterday was a mixture of wind, rain, hail and sunshine but apart from the weather I had a lovely day meeting up with my friends Marianne and Lynsey ... we had a yummy pub lunch and as always lots of chatting took place :-)
 
I haven't had any time for crafting the last couple of weeks because we've been busy getting ready for a new carpet to be fitted in our lounge/diner.  It was a lot of hard work moving all the furniture but it's all done now and it looks lovely ... it's surprising what a difference a new carpet makes to a room.

On Friday night I was looking through my box of coloured images and came across this 'Bootiful' image so decided to make it into a card.  I teamed it up with some old Papermania papers which have been in my stash for a few years.



* Card Recipe *
 
Image ~ A-May-Zing 'Bootiful Christmas' 
Papers ~ Papermania 'A Silent Night'
Sentiment ~ Little Claire's 'Christmas Sentiments'
Poinsettia ~ Prima
Pearls/Ribbon ~ Stash
Medium Pearl Brad ~ Wild Orchid Crafts
Cheery Lynn 'Holly Corner' die ~ Natalie and Amy's
 

* Challenges *
 
 Sparkles Christmas ~ Traditional
52 Christmas Throwdown ~ Die cuts & Punches
SFTW ~ Anything Goes
Sketch N Stash ~ Sketch




That's all from me ... hope you have a lovely relaxing Sunday :-)  Other than popping out to Tescos to get Jamie a Halloween costume I am going to stay warm and cosy indoors today.

Don't forget to enter my birthday blog candy for the chance to win a £10 gift voucher to spend at Wild Orchid Crafts.
 
6 Oct 2012

Mr Snowman

Good morning

Oh the weather is gorgeous here this morning ... hope it continues because we are heading off to the coast later.  Chloe is away this weekend and Jamie is going to MIL's so we have the day to ourselves.  So a nice relaxing walk along the beach followed by a pub lunch is what we have planned for today :-)
 
While i'm waiting for the kettle to boil I am taking the opportunity to quickly share a card I made in the week but haven't had a chance to upload.

 
 
* Card Recipe *
 
Image ~ LOTV Mr Snowman
Sentiment ~ Not sure
Papers ~ Dovecraft Back to Basics Modern Christmas
Cheery Lynn Holly Corner die
Marianne D Miniature Poinsettias dies
Twine and Pearls ~ Stash
 
Most of the items used on this card are available from Natalie and Amy's online store

 
* Challenges *
 
Oldie But A Goodie ~ Inspired by a Song 'Frosty the Snowman'
(Stamp is over 6 months old)
Delightful Challenge ~ Winter Holiday
Papertake Weekly ~ Anything Goes
Stamp and Create ~ Winter Wonderland
The Crazy Challenge ~ Handmade Flowers


Right time for tea and toast :-)

Hope you have a great weekend!

 
30 Sep 2012

Natalie and Amy's Challenge ... #2

Good morning
 
It's challenge time once again over at Natalie and Amy's and this month it's 'Blinging Birthdays' ... it can be anything that includes Birthdays and bling! 


The prize for one lucky winner is a £15 gift voucher to spend at Natalie and Amy's :-)





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Card Recipe
 
Sentiment ~ Pink Gem Designs
Flowers ~ Wild Orchid Crafts
I also used a 6 x 6 scalloped card blank, Marianne D Anja's leaves, Star Dust Stickles, Cheery Lyn butterfly die and gems from my stash


Challenges

Heck of a Challenge ~ Anything Goes
Creative Craft Challenge ~ Anything Goes
Totally Gorjuss ~ Punches and Dies


We had a busy day yesterday so I don't have anything planned for today except food shopping!

Enjoy the rest of the weekend :-)



23 Sep 2012

A Card At Last!

Good morning
 
Hope you are all well and those of you who went to Ally Pally yesterday had a great day.  I was intending to go with my friends Marianne and Lynsey but because I haven't really felt in the mood for crafting the last few weeks decided to give it a miss this time.

Anyway at last I have a card to share ... I started making it on Friday night and finished it off yesterday.
 
 


  When I started I had intended on making a card using a Sugar Nellie image so followed the great sketch over at The Sugar Bowl. However, in the end I didn't think the image I had coloured suited the card so grabbed a LOTV die cut because I really couldn't be bothered to colour another image. I have added some Stardust stickles to the image for a little bit of sparkle!

The papers, ribbon, button and twine are all from the Molly Blooms Christmas Carnival magazine/ kit which is where I got the idea for the twine threaded through the button. The sentiment is a Little Claire's stamp. Flowers, leaves and pearls from my stash.   
 
Challenges
 
Winter Wonderland ~ To The One I Love
CCAYR ~ Presents
Sparkles Christmas Challenge ~ Sparkle & Bling
Christmas Crafting ~ Traditional Colours
 
Yesterday we ordered a new carpet for the lounge/dining room so we are going to be busy the next couple of weeks getting things moved ready for it to be fitted.  It seemed like a good idea yesterday until we got home and looked at everything that has got to be moved ... oh well it will keep us out of mischief lol!
 
Enjoy what's left of the weekend :-)
 
18 Sep 2012

Candy Winner!

Good morning
 
Just a quick post before I get ready for work to announce the winner of my 4th blogoversary candy.
 
So the winner (chosen by Random.Org) of the £20 voucher to spend at Natalie and Amy's is ....
 
 
Congratulations Debs :-) ... If you can leave me a comment on this post with your email address and I will arrange for the lovely Natalie and Amy to send you a code.
 
I am still on a blogging break because i'm just not feeling the crafty love at the moment :-(  I feel very sad about this but i'm hoping that after a short break I will get back into it again.
 
Happy Crafting!

17 Sep 2012

It's Candy Time!!

* Please scroll down for new posts *

On the 17th September I will be celebrating my 4th year of blogging! The time has flown by and when I started blogging I never imagined I would still get so much enjoyment from it 4 years later :-) 
 
To celebrate 4 wonderful years and to thank all of you for your visits and encouraging comments I have a £20 voucher for one lucky winner to spend at Natalie and Amy's online craft store ...
 


 
So for the chance to win all you need to do is: 
 
1)  Post a picture of my candy on your blog with a link back to me
2)  Add your name to the linky below
3)  NO CANDY ONLY BLOGS!
 
The Candy will close on 17th Sept and a winner will be drawn and announced the following day.
 
Good luck!!  


4 Sep 2012

Blogging Break!

Hi everyone
 
Just to let you all know I have decided to have a break from crafting/blogging.
 
My candy is still running and as promised I will announce the winner on 18th Sept.
 
Hope to be back soon!
31 Aug 2012

Sugar Nellie 'Rosie'

Good evening
 
When I started making this card it was for the anything but square challenge over at Lili's Little Fairies but for some reason only known to myself I used a Sugar Nellie image!  Oh well not to worry - I enjoyed colouring this sweet image and it's another Christmas card to add to the box.


 
Card Recipe
 
Image ~ Sugar Nellie 'Rosie'
Papers ~ Magnolia 'Blue Christmas Holly'
Sentiment ~ Crafty Sentiments 'Christmas Circles'
I also used Go Kreate Square Frame Frilly #2 dies, Marianne D Anja's Leaves 1 and flowers/ribbon from my stash
 
Challenges
 
The Poodles Parlour ~ Winged Things
Aud Sentiments ~ Christmas is Coming
The Perfect Sentiment ~ Anything Goes with a Sentiment
 
I'm now going to make myself a cuppa and head up to bed with the latest Cardmaking & Papercraft mag which arrived today.
 
Hope you have a lovely weekend :-)
 
30 Aug 2012

Natalie and Amy's Challenge ... #1

Good morning

Finally the day has come for our first challenge over at Natalie and Amy's ... it's a monthly challenge and a new challenge will be posted on the 30th of every month so plenty of time to enter :-) 

To kick off our first challenge is 'Anything Goes' and the girls have put together this FAB prize for one lucky winner:


 


Moving onto to my card ... Mulberry Wood are my fav Christmas stamps so far this year so I decided to use another one.  This time I have used Merry & Bright ... awww I love this cute image :-)
 
 
 Card Recipe
 
Image ~ Mulberry Wood Merry & Bright
Papers ~ Dovecraft Vintage Christmas 
Sentiment ~ Mulberry Wood (from the All Wrapped Up stamp set)
Ribbon ~  Dovecraft Modern Christmas 
I also used a 6 x 6 Scalloped card blank, Heart shaped gems,
Marianne D 'Anjas Leaves 1' and flowers/berries from my stash

Most of the products used on my card are available at Natalie and Amy's by clicking on the above links
 
Challenges
 
Winter Wonderland ~ Red & Green
Stampavie and More ~ Animals 
Cutie Pie ~Borders & Frames
My Craft Creations ~ Anything Goes
(using Beader's or Crafter's Companion products)
Great Impressions ~ Anything with Animals
Creative Card Crew ~ Christmas
 
Hope you will join us and if you entered for the candy giveaways don't forget to check the challenge blog to see if you are a winner :-)

If you would like the chance to win a £20 voucher to spend at Natalie and Amy's check out my blog candy here.
 
22 Aug 2012

Rosie Posy ~ Sending Sunshine & Smiles

Good afternoon

Hope you are all well.  I have had a lovely couple of days with Chloe and Jamie ... yesterday we went shopping and had lunch out and today we had a picnic lunch in the lounge and watched The Muppets Movie :-)

 

Moving on to my card which I started last night but it just wasn't coming together so I got up early and finished it off this morning.  I found the image in my ''coloured images'' box which I coloured at the LOTV colouring class last May ... so I went with a pink & brown colour combo which also just happens  to be one of my favs!

Card Recipe

Image ~ LOTV Rosie Posy
Papers ~ Wild Rose Studio 'Vintage Rose'
Sentiment ~ Pink Gem Designs
Flowers ~ Wild Orchid Crafts
Organza rose trim ~ The Hobby House
Swirl ~ Joy Crafts die
Butterfly ~ Cheery Lynn die 

Challenges

Llli's Little Fairies ~ Oh So Girly
Wild Orchid Crafts ~ Summer Flowers

Thanks for stopping by and for your lovely comments.
 
16 Aug 2012

Our Holiday :-)

Good evening

Well once again it's been over a week since I last posted but I haven't been crafting because we've had a lovely few days away in Stratford-upon-Avon and Gloucestershire.  We went to Stratford on a day trip back in May when we were away in Oxford for the bank holiday weekend and liked it so much decided to return.  However, it's the first time we had been to Gloucestershire.  We had 2 days in Stratford before travelling down to Brockworth which is well known locally for  the annual rolling of Double Gloucester Cheese down Coopers Hill!  We also went to Warwick Castle, Symonds Yat, Ross on Wye, Gloucester Quays and Bourton on the Water.  We also managed to squeeze in some swimming at the hotel!  It was lovely to spend some quality time together and the weather was pretty good ... it did rain a couple of days but had dried out by early afternoon.  

Anyway because I haven't made any cards for the last week I thought I would share a few of our holiday photographs.


Stratford-upon-Avon







The Nutcracker Christmas Shop in Stratford


Warwick Castle

















Bourton on the Water




Symond's Yat





I hope to catch up with you all soon ... once I have tackled the washing and ironing!
 
8 Aug 2012

Dawn with Flowers

Good evening

We went over to see my Mum and Nan yesterday afternoon for a family BBQ ... everyone had a great time but we didn't get home until late and were feeling tired today so decided to have a lazy day at home.  Chloe and Jamie were happy watching the TV and playing on the X-Box so I decided to make a card using some of the new goodies I treated myself to from Natalie & Amy last week :-)

 


Card Recipe

Sentiment ~ Autumn Leaves circle stamp
Butterfly ~ No idea ... it has been lurking in my stash for years!
Gems ~ Stash

* available from Natalie & Amy

Challenges

Divas by Design ~ For a Female
Papertake ~ Anything Goes
The Cutie Pie Challenge ~ Spots & Stripes



Right best go and iron my work clothes for the morning. Only tomorrow and Friday and then i'm off next week :-)

Thanks for stopping by and for all the lovely comments you leave me.
 

6 Aug 2012

Delivering the Presents

Good evening

Hope you are all well.  It's been over a week since I last posted a card but once again I have been busy as it's the school hols so no craft time!

Anyway yesterday morning I decided to get up early to make a card before I made a start on the housework.  Sorry it's another Christmas card but I really wanted to use one of my new Lili of the Valley stamps ... oh I love this little cutie :-)    




* Card Recipe *

Image ... LOTV Delivering the Presents
Papers ... Echo Park 'Wintertime'
Sentiment ... Mulberry Wood stamp set
Pearls, Button, Flowers & Twine ... Stash 

* Challenges *

Papertake ... Sketch
Christmas Card Challenge ... Something New (new stamp & papers)
The Ribbon Girl ... Bingo (3 down - image, button, twine)
Lili's Little Fairies ... Christmas in July & GDT call
Paper Play ... Layer It Up
Creatalicious ... Christmas in July

That's all from me ... now going to link up the challenges and sort out something for tea!

Thanks for stopping by and for all your lovely comments.
 
29 Jul 2012

Christmas in July ~ All Wrapped Up

Good afternoon

Hope you've all had a lovely weekend.  It's raining here so think the recent heatwave in the UK has come to an end ... typical because Chloe is going on Guide Camp tomorrow :-(




* Card Recipe *

Image ~ Mulberry Wood 'All Wrapped Up' available at Natalie and Amy's
Papers ~ Papermania 'At Christmas Time' and Swiss dots card stock 
Sentiment ~ Not sure (found it in my sentiment box)
Gold Leaves ~ Marianne D 'Anja's Leaves 1' available at Natalie and Amy's
Flowers ~ Prima (red) but not sure about the green ones
Ribbon ~ Stash
Gold Pearls ~ Habico


* Challenges *

2 Sisters ~ Christmas in July plus sketch 
Sweet Stampin ~ Christmas in July
Hiding in my Craft Room ~ Christmas in July
Crimbo Crackers ~ Penguins or Animals
Pixie Dust Studio ~ Christmas in July
Cutie Pie ~ Christmas in July
Joanna Sheen ~ Animal Crackers
Addicted to Stamps ~ Christmas in July

That's all from me!  Now going to sort something out for tea and then we are having a Movie night with the kids ... Alvin and the Chipmunks Chipwrecked!!

Hope you have a lovely evening :-)

28 Jul 2012

DT News :-)

 
Hi ...Sorry it's been so quiet on my blog for the last couple of weeks.  I have been busy enjoying the long-awaited sunshine so no time for crafting!  I did, however, manage to find time to make a card this afternoon which I will post on here tomorrow.


The last time I posted I had applied for the DT call at Natalie and Amy's.   As most of you will know, I recently stepped down from my DT's because I had lost enthusiasm for crafting and was finding it difficult to fulfil my DT commitments .  Anyway I have been giving this some thought over the last few weeks and realised I have missed the commitment of having to make cards so when I spotted a DT call over at Natalie and Amy's I decided to apply and I am thrilled to say they have asked me if I would like to join their team :-)
 
Congratulations to the other 5 ladies who will be joining me on the team with Natalie, Amy & Shell.

19 Jul 2012

Natalie and Amy's DT Call




Natalie and Amy are looking for 5 DT members that will be able to make at least 1 creation a month from the products in their store and help get the word out about their fantastic online shop.  The only stipulation is you must live in the UK ... no previous DT experience is necessary but enthusiasm is :-)  In return for your hard work you will get 25% discount on products from their store and some free goodies every month.  The DT call is open until 15th August.  

As a bonus if you don't live in the UK or don't want to be on the DT you can still have a chance to win a prize by helping to spread the word. Just grab the DT call badge and show it off on your blog with a link back to * HERE * for the chance to win a surprise package.

To apply for the DT call Natalie and Amy would like us to show some of our favourite creations so here are a few of mine.











14 Jul 2012

Wish Upon a Star

Good afternoon

I was awake at 5:30 this morning and couldn't get back to sleep so decided to get up and make a card.  Seeing as I had coloured this Mulberry Wood image last weekend and there are several Christmas in July challenges at the moment I decided to make another Christmas card.  

The image has been coloured with Spectrum Noirs and I have coloured the night sky following a great tutorial on the lovely Leann Chiver's blog.



* Card Recipe *

Image ~ Mulberry Wood 'Wish Upon a Star'
Papers ~ Mulberry Wood CD and Magnolia
Poinsettias ~ Prima (red) but not sure about the green ones
Gold pearls ~ Habico
Sentiment ~ Die cut from stash


* Challenges *

Card Crafter's Circle ~ Christmas in July
CSAYL ~ Uninked stamp
Jelly Park ~ Christmas in July
Stampavie & More ~ Christmas in Summer
Divas by Design ~ Christmas in July
CCAYR ~ Christmas Flowers
Crafty Sentiments ~ Christmas in July
Totally Gorjuss ~ Christmas in July


We are keeping our fingers crossed for nice weather tomorrow because we are planning a day out at the coast for Jamie's birthday.

Hope you are having a great weekend :-)