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!