31 Dec 2010

Happy New Year and Fav 5!

Good Evening

The lovely Debby is asking us to join her and show our Favourite Five of 2010 and is offering some candy, which includes two Penny Black Slapstick stamps, for one lucky winner to be drawn at random on 7th January.  So here are my favourite 5 cards made in 2010.  I actually chose 6 because 2 have the same SWALK image :-)

This is my favourite SWALK stamp and I love the colour combo

Such a sweet PB image and some of my favourite BG papers 'Wisteria'

Again my favourite SWALK stamp and I love the papers

Sweet Pink Gem image and gorgeous Henbury Lane papers

I love the autumn colour combo and gorgeous Prima flower

Another sweet Pink Gem image and I love the magazine freebie papers

I can hardly believe it's the last day of 2010 ... this last year has flown by! To be honest I am not keen on going out celebrating on New Year's Eve so we are staying in with the children and having a Chinese takeaway later.  I will probably also have a few glasses of wine :-)  Hope you have a lovely evening whatever your plans and I would like to wish all of you my very best wishes for 2011.

23 Dec 2010

My Favourite Five Christmas Cards from 2010!

Good evening

Hope you are all looking forward to Christmas .... 2 more sleeps to go :-) 

Today I am showing you my Favourite Five Christmas cards for Debby's challenge.  If you would also like to join in the fun pop across to Debby's blog for the details.  Debby will randomly pick a winner for some Candy which includes two LOTV James the bear stamps.  You have until 29th December to enter and  a winner will be drawn on 30th December.

For some reason I always find it really hard to pick my favs but after a little search on my blog these are the 5 I have chosen.  I am not surprised that 3 of my faves have LOTV bear images because I love these cute bears :-) 

I really love the colours and adorable LOTV image

I love the blue & red colour combo, sweet Beatrix Potter image and Cat's Life Press sentiment

Again I love the Cat's Life Press sentiment stamp and James the Bear is so cute :-)

This is my favourite Tilda image and I love the non-traditional colours

Again I love this cute LOTV bear and gorgeous Papermania papers

Hope you find time to join in the fun!
22 Dec 2010

Last 2 Christmas cards

Good evening

Here are my last 2 Christmas cards for 2010 and they are for my children.  Hope they like them!

Image ~ Pollycraft 'Jerry Kisses - Snowman'
Papers ~ Dovecraft 'Winter Wonderland'
Sentiment ~ Sentiments 4 You


Pollycraft ~ Winter Wonderland
Crafts and Me ~ Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamp ~ Anything Goes
I Love Promarkers ~ Anything Goes
Creative Craft ~ Anything Goes
Papertake Weekly ~ Anything Goes
Everybody Art ~ First Snow
Fussy and Fancy ~ Show Us Some Snow

Papers ~ WRS 'Milton Christmas'
Sentiment ~ Sentiments 4 You
Flowers ~ Ebay
Ribbon ~ Stash

Magical Monday ~ Fairytale Christmas
ABC Christmas ~ X is for Xmas
The Crafty Pad ~ Anything Goes
CES ~ Anything Goes

I can hardly believe it's only 3 days until Christmas.  I still have loads of presents to wrap but am getting there now. I am at work tomorrow but only until 1 o'clock because we are all going out for lunch and then i'm off until the 30th so I am looking forward to spending time with my family :o)

I will be back on Christmas Eve to join in with Debby's Favourite Five Christmas Cards of 2010.

20 Dec 2010

You're my Christmas Cracker!

Good Evening

Hope you are all managing to keep warm in this cold weather.  I braved the weather and went into town with Chloe this afternoon and managed to finish off my Christmas shopping.  Just need to wrap it all now!  I have a few more cards to write and still need to make Jamie's card.  Hope all your Christmas preparations are going well. 

Today's card is for Chris (my OH).  The sentiment on the inside reads 'You're my Christmas Cracker' and I thought it was perfect for this cute LOTV image.

Image ~ LOTV ' James the Bear - Christmas Cracker'
Papers ~ Dovecraft 'Winter Wonderland'
Sentiment ~ LOTV


Allsorts ~ Anything goes
Totally Gorjuss ~ Someone Special
Crafty Catz ~ Your choice (Challenge 60 - Christmas)
2 Sisters ~ Christmas
SFTW ~ Christmas

Now off to link up the challenges and then make a start on the wrapping!
14 Dec 2010

CAS Christmas Cards

Good morning

Just a quick post today because I really need to wrap some presents.  I have just about finished my Christmas shopping but haven't wrapped any presents or written my cards.  Next year I am really going to try and be more organised (I say that every year lol).

Here are some CAS cards I made for my friend's mum.  She wanted them to give to her friends so didn't want them to be too OTT.  They are A6 size and I just used paper from my scrap box and the images are printed from a My Craft Studio CD (A Classic Christmas). 

Images ~ My Craft Studio CD (A Classic Christmas)
Papers ~ HOTP and Basic Grey
Sentiment ~ Sentiments 4 You
Ribbon  & Gems ~ Stash


Allsorts ~ Last Minute Christmas
CD Sunday ~ 3 of a Kind
Pear Tree Designs ~ Christmas
C.R.A.F.T ~ Colour Palette Festivia

We are going out tonight for a meal with some of Chris' work colleagues and then tomorrow I am meeting up for lunch with my lovely crafting friends Lynsey and Marianne.  The diet will start on Thursday in the hope I might lose a few pounds in time for Christmas lol!

13 Dec 2010

Beary Christmas

Good afternoon

Hope you are all well and had a lovely weekend.  I had a great time at the Christmas party on Saturday night.  We didn't get to sleep until after 4 am because we were chatting in our room so I was very tired yesterday. 

My mum is coming over tomorrow with my nan to watch Jamie's school nativity so I have just finished her Christmas card.  I was going to make her an 8 x 8 card but I find this size a little too big so decided to make a 7 x 7 instead so it looked a little bit more special than my normal 6 x 6.

Image ~ Stampavie 'Merry Bear'
Papers ~ Basic Grey 'Jovial' and Reminisce 'Apple Orchard Gingham'
Sentiment ~ Sentiments 4 You
Flower and Pearls ~ Wild Orchid Crafts
Berries ~ Crafty Feeling kit


Pear Tree Designs ~ Christmas
Crafty Creations ~ A Beary Project

Now going to have a quick tidy up and then sort out the Christmas decorations because i'm hoping to get the tree up tonight :-) 

11 Dec 2010

Traditional Christmas

Good morning

At last the snow has disappeared here in Norfolk :-)  It's my work Christmas Party tonight and a few of us are staying over.  I am sharing a room with two of my friends, Jo and Sarah, so it should be good fun!  Jamie is much better now but unfortunately Chris and Chloe have now caught it so I feel guilty about staying out overnight but Chris assures me they will be okay.

Today's card is another one I made for my friend.  This one is for her parents and she told me that they don't do cute so it proved a little tricky at first because I love cute.  Anyway I had a good look through my stash and found a sheet of Penny Black Stickeroos with this beautiful bird image and teamed it up with some Memory Box papers. 

Image ~ Penny Black Stickeroo 'Together in Christmas'
Papers ~ Memory Box 'Mistletoe' and 'Spiceberry'
Sentiment ~ LOTV
Flower ~ Prima 'Holiday Poinsettia'
Swirls ~ Marianne die cuts
Brad ~ Dovecraft
Pearls ~ Wild Orchid Crafts


PBSC ~ The Holly and the Ivy
Penny Black at Allsorts ~ Beauty is in the Eye of the Beholder
ABC ~ J is for Jewels and Gems
Cute Card Thursday ~ Floral Frenzy
CYDA ~ Punch It Out (punches and/or die cutters)

Hope you all have a lovely weekend.

7 Dec 2010

All Shopped Out!

Good morning

I have now finished the cards my friend ordered so now only have to make cards for Chris, Chloe, Jamie, Mum and MIL.  Hope to get them finished this week and then I can tidy my craft area so i'm ready to start up again in the new year.

Today's card is one my friend ordered for her daughter.  She is 15 and I know she loves shopping so thought she might like this cute image.

Papers ~ Dovecraft 'Christmas Fancy'
Snowflakes ~ Marianne die cuts
Pearls ~ Stash
Ribbon ~ Crafty Feeling kit


LOTV ~ My Favourite Things (mine are bears, pearls, pink, turquoise and shopping!)
Passion for Promarkers ~ Anything goes
Whoopsi Daisy ~ Ribbon and Bows
Papertake ~ Christmas (no red and green)
Teddy Stampers ~ Christmas Teddies
ASFOS ~ Christmas
2 Sisters ~ Sparkly Christmas
Wags 'n Whiskers ~ Snowflakes

Jamie is off school today because he's not feeling well.  He is playing happily in the lounge with his toys at the moment but is much quieter than usual (that's how I know he isn't well lol!).  I am going to colour some images later and I expect he will want to get out his colouring books and pens.

Now off to catch up with some housework!

1 Dec 2010

A Winter's Tale

Good evening

Brrrr it's chilly here today!  We haven't had anymore snow but it's just so cold and very icy :-(  Anyway it's the 1st of the month so a new challenge has been set at the Crafter's Companion Monthly Challenge.  This month there is a fab sketch by Leann with the added option of Christmas.  You can either use the sketch or the theme or combine both.  Sara has kindly dontated a £50 Gift Voucher to spend on the Crafter's Companion website as a special Christmas prize this month :o)

I decided to use this sweet image from the Beatrix Potter 'A Winter's Tale' stamp plate.  When I was trying to find some suitable papers for this image I came across my box of Magnolia papers.  Well I have a rather large selection of Magnolia papers but have never used any of them (hangs head in shame).  The thought of cutting into them was just too much to bear lol!  The problem I had was these papers were perfect for this sweet image so I plucked up the courage and cut them!  The sentiment is Cat's Life Press available from Crafty Emma's Store.


Bah! Humbug! ~ Feeling the Blues
The Crafty Pad ~ Snowflakes
DCD Christmas Club ~ Use a die cut (I have used 4)
Crafty Catz ~ Christmas
2 Sisters ~ Non traditional Christmas colours
Stampavie and More ~ Snow/Snowflakes
Christmas Stampin' ~ Anything Goes

Hope you are well and keeping warm in this cold weather.
29 Nov 2010

Let it Snow, Let it Snow, Let it Snow!

Good evening

Hope you are all well and keeping warm in this cold weather.  We have had quite a covering of snow here in Norfolk but luckily not as much as some other parts of the UK. 

Today's card is one of the cards my friend ordered.  This one is for her son.  She said anything cute so I hope she likes it.  I still have cards to make for her daughter and parents and hope to get them finished in the next couple of days.  Apart from making a few cards for my MIL I have never made any cards to order and to be honest they have worried me a little so will be glad when they are finished. 

Image ~ LOTV 'James in the Snow'
Papers ~ Daisy & Dandelion 'Penelope & Percy'


LOTV ~ Bev's Sketch
ABC ~ I is for Ice and Snow
Cards for Men ~ Christmas
Totally Papercrafts ~ Untraditional Christmas
The Creative Cottage ~ Untraditional Christmas

24 Nov 2010

Milton with Flowers ~ Wild Rose Studio Xmas Blog Hop

Good afternoon

My goodness it's cold here today.  I hope the predicted snow doesn't make it as far as East Anglia until the weekend because I have work tomorrow and Friday so that will make an interesting drive into work :-( 

Yesterday while I was busy with my card order Hazel (my MIL) called and it reminded me that she had asked me if I could make a birthday card for her friend whose birthday is this Thursday.  A few weeks ago I made a card for Hazel for another one of her friends using this cute Milton stamp and she really liked it so I decided to use it again. 

Wild Rose Studio are having a blog hop this week and there are lots of fantastic prizes to be won!  To be in with a change of winning you also have to make a card using a fab sketch by Dawny P.  It isn't essential to use a WRS image but if you have one then that would be great :-)

Sorry for the dark photo but it is so dull here today.

Image ~ Wild Rose Studio 'Milton with Flowers'
Papers ~ Dovecraft 'Back to Basics' and MME 'Quite Contrary'
Sentiment ~ Craftwork Cards die cut
Pearls ~ Wild Orchid Crafts


Wild Rose Studio ~ Sketch and blog hop
Anything Goes ~ Animals
Papertake Weekly ~ Cut it out
Pear Tree Designs ~ Colourful

I am now off to tidy up my craft table which I am ashamed to say is in a right mess and then it will be time for the school run.

23 Nov 2010

Adorables Triple Step Card

Good morning

Hope you are all well.  It is pretty chilly here today but the sun is coming out now so hopefully it might warm up a little bit.  Sorry for the lack of posts but I am still playing catch up with the housework after being unwell a couple of weeks ago.  Also my friend and her mum have asked me to make some Christmas cards for them so I am also busy with that. 

Today over on the Crafters's Companion News, Views and Inspiration Blog there is a tutorial by me with step by step instructions on how to make a Triple Step Card.  Here is the card I made using papers and images from the Crafter's Companion Adorables Christmas Collection CD.  The images have been printed onto Papermania textured cardstock.  The 'snow' was created by tearing a piece of textured cardstock and Stickles and Glamour Dust added to the edge.  The images have also been Stickled and Glamour Dusted for extra sparkle.  I have added small pearls to the centres of the snowflakes.  The sentiment is from one of the Adorables stamp plates. 

I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Totally Papercrafts ~ Snow and Snowflakes
2 Sisters ~ Snowflakes
Paper Play ~ Let it Snow
ASFOS ~ Anything goes
Anything Goes ~ Let it Snow
DCD Christmas Club ~ Anything goes

That's all from me because I need to crack on with the card order.

6 Nov 2010

Crafty Calendar Challenge ~ Winter Snowflakes and DT call

Good morning

It's time for a new challenge at Crafty Calendar Challenge and this month the theme is 'Winter' and the optional extra is 'Snowflakes'.  We are also holding a DT call and are looking for 4 people to join our team. If you would like to be considered for the design team all you need to do is make a card for this month's challenge and add 'DT' after your name.

Image ~ LOTV 'James In the Snow'
Papers ~ Daisy & Dandelion 'Penelope & Percy'
Pearls ~ Stash
Sentiment ~ Cats Life Press


ABC Christmas ~ Winter Wonderland
Making it with Meslyn ~ Christmas Critters
Pollycraft ~ It's Chill Time!
C.R.A.F.T ~ Dry Embossing
Everybody Art ~ Untraditional Christmas
Paper Play ~ Circles
Anything Goes ~ B is for (Bear and Bow)
Caardvarks ~ Holiday die cuts
One Stop Craft ~ Embossing

We are going to be busy today tidying up the garden and planting up the containers with winter bedding plants so think we deserve a takeaway tonight :o)

Hope you have a great weekend!

2 Nov 2010

Halloween photos

Good afternoon

Just thought I would share a few photos of Chloe and Jamie dressed up for Halloween.

Grim Reaper aka Jamie

Red Devil aka Chloe

The Deadly Duo!

I spent most of yesterday catching up with housework so thought I deserved a treat and met up with my friend for a coffee in town this morning lol!  I'm now going to make a start on the mountain of ironing - no rest for the wicked!  Hope to have a card to share with you in the next couple of days.
1 Nov 2010

Crafters Companion 'After the rain'

Good morning

I can't believe it's the beginning of November.  Where has this year gone?  My children will definitely be counting down the weeks to Christmas now!  Anyway as it's the 1st of the month it means a new challenge has been set at Crafters Companion.  This month we have a fabulous sketch by the lovely Jacqui to follow and the theme is 'One for the Girls'.  Please remember the rules have changed and you can use any image you like (if you do use a Crafters Companion image then your name will be entered into the draw twice).

Flowers ~ Wild Orchid Crafts, Mulberry Crafts & Crafty Feeling
Ribbon ~ Little Claire Designs
Pearls ~ Wild Orchid Crafts
Sentiment ~ Craftwork Cards

The children are back to school today and I need to catch up with the housework so no crafting for me for the next couple of days :o( 
30 Oct 2010

Happy Halloween

Good morning

Hope you are all well and looking forward to the weekend.  I am going shopping with my mum for the day which will be nice and then tomorrow the children will be busy preparing for halloween (pumpkins, costumes etc). 

I got up early this morning to finish Jamie's halloween card.  Most things on this card are from the Echo Park 'Happy Halloween' kit.  The image is a CC Designs stamp 'Halloween Hansel'.  The bats and ghost were sent to me by the lovely Jayne at Crafty Feeling in a pack of halloween die cuts.


Anyone for Anya ~ Halloween
Crafty Catz ~ Halloween
Pear Tree Designs ~ Halloween
M.A.W.T.T ~ Card for a Child

Now going to have a quick cuppa and then off to meet my mum.

Hope you have a great weekend!
26 Oct 2010

Have a Monster Birthday and Music Saves My Soul

Good morning

Hope you are all well on this chilly autumn morning.  I won't have much time for crafting this week because it's half term and the children are at home.  We are going to do some baking later and then take Jake (our border collie) for a long walk. 

Yesterday afternoon Jamie was amusing himself on the Playstation and Chloe was on her laptop so I had a couple of hours to make a card for Claire's son, Daniel, who is celebrating his 13th Birthday on 7th November.  Daniel suffers from Asperger's which means he struggles to socialise and interact with others.  He doesn't have parties so Claire has put a request on her blog asking if people would send Daniel a card to help make his birthday special.

Image ~ Pink Gem Designs 'Iggy'
Papers ~ Basic Grey 'Oliver'
Stars ~ Cuttlebug dies
Sentiment ~ Craftwork Cards


Cards for Men ~ Anything Goes
2 Sisters Challenge ~ Anything Goes

I am also playing along with Marcea's 'Music Saves My Soul'.  The song i'm posting is Candyman by Christina Aguilera.  This is just sooo catchy and such a feel good song.  I will be singing it all day now lol!

23 Oct 2010

SWALK Grandpa

Good morning

Hope you are all well and looking forward to the weekend.  The weather is awful here today.  We are meant to be going out for the day so hopefully it might brighten up later. 

The challenge this week at Cupcake Craft is Boys and their Toys so I thought I would enter this card which uses one of the new Crafter's Companion SWALK stamps.  The image and sentiment are from the stamp plate and the backing paper is printed from the CD. 

Just a quick post today because I am now going to have a cup of tea and a bacon butty :o)

Hope you have a great weekend!
22 Oct 2010

Candy Winner!

Good Evening

I would just like to say a big thank you to everyone who sent me birthday cards and crafty goodies :o) I will email you all personally later this evening.  I had a lovely birthday and got lots of lovely cards and presents from my family and friends. I was very spoilt this year because Chris and the children bought me a very smart mobile phone and my mum gave me £200 to go towards a Cricut machine :o)

Now for the winner of my birthday candy which was kindly sponsored by Lili of the Valley

So the winner (chosen at random) of the £20 voucher is .............

True Random Number Generator

Min: 1

Max: 110

Result: 62

Powered by RANDOM.ORG

Congratulations Mandy!  Please email me to claim your prize.

Thank you to everyone who entered.

21 Oct 2010

Birthday Blog Candy ~ Sponsored by Lili of the Valley :o)

This candy is now closed.  The winner will be announced tomorrow evening.

Good evening

It's my birthday on 21st October and I thought it would be nice to give away some candy to celebrate :o)  I therefore contacted Laila and Lisa at Lili of the Valley asking if I could purchase a gift voucher.  Well I am delighted to say the lovely Lisa at Lili of the Valley emailed me back saying they would sponsor my birthday candy :o)  How fab is that!

So if you would like the chance to win a £20 gift voucher to spend at Lili of the Valley all you have to do is:

1)  Leave a link to your blog

2)  Post the above picture linking back to my candy in your sidebar

3)  It is not necessary to become a follower of my blog to enter but if you would like to that would be great :o)

The winner will be announced on Friday 22nd October.

SWALK Sneak Peek ~ Day 4

Good morning

It's Day 4 of the SWALK sneak peeks! One more day until the new collection is launched on Create & Craft :o)  Just in case your interested here are the show times

22nd October @ 12pm on Create & Craft

23rd October @ 8am on Create & Craft

24th October @ 2pm Ideal World

25th October @ 8am Create & Craft

26th October @ 8am Create & Craft

Today's card uses the Groovy Granny stamp!

The papers are from the CD and I have just added some flowers and a few pearls from my stash.

Don't forget to join in with the Blog Hop to be in with a chance of winning A £50 GIFT VOUCHER TO BE SPENT ON THE CRAFTER'S COMPANION WEBSITE!

20 Oct 2010

SWALK Sneak Peek ~ Day 3

Good morning

It's Day 3 of the SWALK sneak peeks!  Today's card uses the Mum stamp and the sentiment that accompanies the stamp reads

Mum ... You're the Best!

I have just used the 'Mum' part of the sentiment leaving the inside for a  message (i.e You're special, Thanks for all you do etc)

The papers are from the CD and I have just added a few pearls and some ribbon from my stash.  The double bow was made on my Bow-Easy which are in stock at Bunny Zoe Crafts for just £4.95.

Don't forget to join in with the Blog Hop to be in with a chance of winning A £50 GIFT VOUCHER TO BE SPENT ON THE CRAFTER'S COMPANION WEBSITE!

I will be back in the morning with another sneak peek :o)

19 Oct 2010

SWALK Sneak Peek ~ Day 2

Good morning

Here is my second sneak peek using the new Crafter's Companion SWALK stamps and CD which are being launched this Friday 22nd October.  The images are so sweet and a joy to colour and the CD contains a fab selection of digi papers, borders, flowers, inserts and more.

How sweet is this little girl looking lovingly at her dad.  The sentiment with this stamp reads

Dad ... You're the Best

This image is perfect for Birthdays and Father's Day or simply to let your dad know he is the best! 

The DT were also lucky to be given some new card to use, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White 216gsm, which is perfect for Promarkers and Copics. It is available now from the Crafter's Companion website and costs just £3.99 for 20 sheets or 3 packs for £10. 

This week Crafter's Companion are celebrating their 5th birthday so there are lots of special offers ~ check out the website for all the details!

Don't forget to join in with our SWALK Blog Hop for the chance to win A £50 GIFT VOUCHER TO BE SPENT ON THE CRAFTER'S COMPANION WEBSITE!  The first stop on the hop is Jacqui.
18 Oct 2010

Crafters Companion Blog Hop

Good morning

Welcome to the Crafter's Companion Blog Hop to celebrate the release of the New SWALK Collection.

If you have landed here from Leann's blog then you are hopping in the right direction.  If not then you need to hop over to Jacqui's blog to begin.

Our DT have had a great time creating with the New SWALK Collection from Crafter's Companion and to celebrate the launch of this stunning new collection on Friday 22nd October we have decided to give you a chance to see some sneak peeks and also the chance of winning a fabulous prize:


All you need to do to be in with a chance of winning this great prize is visit each blog in order and leave your link on Mr Linky on the Crafter's Companion News Views and Inspiration Blog which is your last stop on the hop.  Along the way you will notice that each blog will give you a letter, make a note of these as they will make a word which we will ask you for if your number is drawn by Random.Org on Friday 22nd October .


Image ~ Crafter's Companion SWALK stamp 
Papers ~ Crafter's Companion SWALK 2 CD
Flowers ~ Mulberry Crafts

My letter is R and your next port of call is Marcea

Thanks for taking part in the Crafters Companion SWALK 2 Blog Hop.

16 Oct 2010

Another Sneak Peek

Good morning

Hope you are all well on this chilly autumn morning. 

Today I am sharing another card using Sheena's new stamp range 'A Little Bit Sketchy' which is being launched on Create & Craft this Tuesday at 8 am and 12 noon. 

Just a quick post today because I need to crack on with some DT work this morning because we are going out for lunch later.

Hope you all have a great weekend :o)
14 Oct 2010

Sheena Douglass 'A Little Bit Sketchy' Sneak Peek

Good evening

Sheena Douglass is launching another new stamp range 'A Little Bit Sketchy' on Tuesday 19th at 8am and 12 noon on Create & Craft.  There are 6 stamp plates in total which are A6 size and will be available on TV in 2 sets of 3!  

Here is my first sneak peek. 

I will be showing more sneak peeks over the next few days.

12 Oct 2010

Halloween Tilda

Good afternoon

It's another lovely sunny day here today.  My son is having a friend from school round tonight so hope the weather stays nice so they can play outisde for a while before tea.  It's been a bit quiet on my blog for the last couple of weeks but I have been busy with DT work.  All will be revealed in the next couple of weeks :o)  Yesterday I decided to have a break from my DT projects and made a Halloween card using this cute Tilda image.  I think she is from last year's Halloween collection but is new to me.

Image ~ Tilda with Pumpkins
Papers ~ Echo Park 'Happy Halloween' kit
Sentiment ~ Sticker from above kit
Flowers ~ Crafty Feeling and Papermania
Leaves ~ Not sure


Totally Tilda ~ Halloween Special
Simon Says Stamp ~ Halloween
Cupcake Craft ~ Scary Creatures
Everybody Art ~ Halloween
Fussy and Fancy ~ Halloween
Pocket Full of Posies ~ Autumn Leaves
Let's Ink It Up ~ Halloween colours

That's all from me.  Need to do a little housework and then back to the DT work. 

5 Oct 2010

Oldie But A Goodie ~ All Creatures Great and Small

Good morning

Thank you to everyone who left me such lovely comments on my last post.  They really mean a lot to me :o)

The challenge at Oldie But A Goodie this fortnight has been set by the lovely Tracy and she has chosen 'All Creatures Great and Small' (your main image has to be an animal).  Don't forget to check the challenge blog to see if you were last week's winner or one of my Top 3

This is another CAS card which is unusual for me.  As much as I wanted to add flowers they really didn't look right.

Image ~ Wild Rose Studio 'Milton with Flowers'
Papers ~ Kars Country Rose
Sentiment ~ Craftwork Cards

I am also entering this card into the Teddy Stampers challenge which is BEAR acrostic.

B is for Bear/Birthday/Border
E is for Envelope
A is for Animal
R is for Roses

I am going to watch Jamie's harvest festival this morning which will be lovely.  I love autumn and always loved harvest festival when I was at school :o) 
2 Oct 2010

Last Sneak Peak :o)

Good morning

Today I am showing you my last sneak peak using Sheena's new stamp range which is being launced today.  The beautiful image on this card is from one of the 'Wouldn't It Be Lovely' stamp plates and was one of my favs to colour. 

For this card I wanted the image to be the main focal point so decided to use one of my Cuttlebug folders for the background instead of papers.  I added just a little detail with the pearls and punched border using my favourite MS punch :o)

For My Dad

17/11/1947 - 2/10/2008

It's a sad day for me because it's two years ago that we lost my dearly loved dad.  He was only 60 and unfortunately suffered a stroke which he never recovered from.  I found this verse on the internet and it summed up my feelings about my dad so thought I would post it on here.

What we'd give if we could say,
'Hello Dad' in the same old way;
To hear your voice, and see your smile,
To sit with you and chat awhile,

So if you who have a father,
Cherish him with care,
For you'll never know the heartache,
Till you see his vacant chair.

Love and miss you always Dad xx

Hope you don't mind me posting about this but I still miss my dad as much as I did two years ago and couldn't let today pass without mentioning him.

Hope you all have a great weekend :o)
1 Oct 2010

Crafters Companion & Crafty Calendar DT cards

Good morning

Hope you are all well and looking forward to the weekend. Jamie's school is having a staff training day so I have today off work and I have two DT cards to share with you :o)

First up is my card for the Crafters Companion Monthly Challenge. This month we have one of Bev's fab sketches and the theme is 'Untraditional Christmas'. 

I decided to use this sweet image from the Crafters Companion Adorables Christmas Collection 'Playing' stamp set.  The images in this collection are gorgeous and can be seen here.

Papers ~ Daisy & Dandelion 'Penelope & Percy'
Ribbon ~ Papermania 'Classic Christmas
Snowflakes ~ MS punch and Marianne die cuts
Pearl brads ~ The Hobby House
Pearls ~ Stash
Sentiment ~ LOTV


Creative Inspirations ~ Christmas in September
One Stop Craft Challenge ~ Snowflakes in September
The Crafty Pad ~ Christmas Sparkle
Totally Gorjuss ~ Christmas
Charisma Cardz ~ Christmas Crafting

Next up is my Crafty Calendar Challenge card. This month is extra special because it's our First Birthday and to celebrate we have 12 fantastic sponsors.

The theme this month is Birthdays and the optional extra is 'Autumn Colours'. It isn't compulsory to include the optional extra but it would be great if you can :o) 

Hope you can find time to join in with our birthday celebrations!

Image ~ Tilda
Papers ~ MME Bloom & Grow
Flower ~ Prima 'Ameruse Duchess'
Leaves ~ Mulberry Crafts
Ribbon ~ Stash
Pearls ~ Wild Orchid Crafts
Sentiment ~ LOTV


Stamptacular ~ Colours of Fall
Craftalicious ~ Harvest Festival/Autum
Tuesday Taggers ~ Here Comes Autumn
(Tuesday Taggers is sponsored by The Craft Barn)
Bunny Zoe's Crafts ~ Sketch
Creative Card Crew ~ Bloomin' Marvellous
Simon Says Stamp ~ It's Autumn (photo inspiration)

I will be back tomorrow with my last sneak peek using Sheena's new stamp range which is being launched tomorrow morning :o)