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 :-)

12 Jul 2012

Happy 8th Birthday Super Striker

Good afternoon

Just a quick post before the school run!  It's Jamie's 8th birthday today so thought I would share the card I made for him.  As soon as I saw this cute LOTV footballer image I knew it was perfect for Jamie because it's so typical of him kicking a ball in the garden!

* Card Recipe *

Image ~ LOTV Super Striker 
Papers ~ Dovecraft 'Masculine' and MME Lime Twist 'Fly a Kite'
Sentiment ~ Crafter's Companion
Bunting ~ Poppy Stamps 'Simple Banner' die available here from The Stamp Basket

* Challenges *

Cards For Men ~ Happy Birthday
Crafty Catz ~ Spots
Craft Room ~ Sports
We are going out for a family meal tonight for Jamie's birthday. We haven't mentioned that my Mum, Nan and MIL are coming too so that will be a nice surprise for him :-)  
8 Jul 2012

Mulberry Wood ~ Giving

Good evening

Hope you are all well and have had a great weekend.

It's been busy at work so I worked an extra day last week so once again not much time for crafting.  Earlier in the week the new Mulberry Wood stamps and CD I ordered from Crafter's Companion arrived and I couldn't wait to get started but typically I was at work so had to patiently wait until the weekend.  So on Friday night I had a colouring session ... oh I love these cute images and can't wait to see if Crafter's Companion will be adding more stamps to the collection.

I had some spare time yesterday afternoon so made one of the images into a card ... they are all so cute but think this might be my favourite stamp from the collection :-)

* Card Recipe *

Image & Sentiment ~ Mulberry Wood 'Giving'
Papers ~ Dovecraft Christmas Fancy
Ribbon ~ The Stamp Basket
Pearl Brad ~ The Hobby House

* Challenges *

2 Sisters ~ Christmas in July
Crafter's Companion ~ Ho, Ho, Ho Christmas
LCI ~ Christmas in July
Papertake Weekly ~ Anything Goes
Sassy Cheryl's ~ Anything Goes

The weather has been awful here today but the rain has finally stopped and the sun has come out so we are going to take Jake out for a walk :-)

Hope you have a lovely evening!