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Wednesday, 30 April 2008

magnolia ~ new home!

well another day another challenge , today it is a magnolia challenge , which this week is to use natural materials (fibres, straw, string , handmade paper etc) and eyelets (or brads).
just had to use my new stamps, martha and william, on this card for my friend who moved house this weekend. used handmade paper for the grass, martha`s dress, treestump, outhouse, suitcase (quickutz) , and toothbrush, used string and brad for the sign, and gold card for the key(quickutz),used magnolia birch tree. finished off with some gel pens!! (no glitter today!!) loved using the different papers as all had diferent "bits" inside , like rose petals, bits if wood and , other plant stuffs!! , and the textures are so 3d!!
did lots of crafting yesterday ,which was so nice, feel relaxed now!!!
hope you enjoy your day , try some handmade paper today, it really makes the crafting come alive!! byeeeeeeeeeeee xx

Tuesday, 29 April 2008

yee ha!! cow girl!!

well another day , but not another challenge!! my mother asked me to make a birthday card for a friend of hers who enjoys "line dancing". tough one this!! so good old sizzix cowgirl was used, quickutz teacup and zigzag (for the heart/ribbon on her hat, and belt) paper from my stash, finished with a bit of glitter!!
really must try and finish one of my scapbook pages today , or even a card , have started so many projects but finished non!!! have 2 hours today to do some crafting , so must get on!!
hope you have a good day, hope you get your project finished!! byeeeeeeeeeeeeee xx

Monday, 28 April 2008

cutecard challenge, high hopes

well another day another challenge!! today the challenge is from cutecard challenge and this week the theme is "girls just want to have fun"!!! oooooooh can use my new high hopes stamp(yes fran another new stamp)~just fell in love with this stamp and jo (onlyjoking) encouraged me me to buy it!!!(thanks jo!!) don`t know about you but i always end up giggling when i have a pillow fight!! back to the card! used paper from my stash, papermania flowers , dovecraft stamp,
ribbon by ribbon accents, flower brad and finished with glitter!! i had such fun making this card!!
hope you all have a great , FUN, day, hey get those pillows out for a bit of fun!! byeeeeeeee xx

Sunday, 27 April 2008

ATC challenge

well another day another challenge, today it`s magnolia ATC challenge, this week the theme is "dotty"!! so using dots on your ATC!! so here she is using k&co papers and adding some glitter!!
have now got myself some artist trading cards made by woodware, so no more trying to cut the correct size (straight!!)
i did get some crafting done yesterday (started two scrapbook pages , but neither finished!!). potted up some seedlings for my "wild flower garden", which lewis helped me with!! yes compost and water every where , good job he had wellies on!! thought is was going to rain last night (according to the bbc weatherman!!) no!! maybe once i get the washing on the line!!
hope you have a fun day, start/try something new!! byeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee xx

Saturday, 26 April 2008

maggie (new stamp)

well another day another challenge , today it`s papertake weekly, no theme , but a sketch. for my take on the sketch i have used a bootiful stampz , dungarees maggie (inspired by the prize for last weeks sketch, i also ordered red riding maggie and heart top maggie), k&co papers, papermania sticker and gems, flower power stamp by stamps away, and finished with stickles glitter.
looks like we may have sunshine today , so loads of washing to go out!!! and if lewis is feeling up to it a bounce on the trampoline!!
hope you have a fun day , i hope you can enjoy the sun!! byeeeeeeeeeeeeee xx

Friday, 25 April 2008

scrap~page challenge!!

well another day another challenge!! this time my fave "scrummystash cafe" , (did my first ever challenge with them) this week is "lift it",which means take some-one elses layout and make it your own!! so i chose "layout by sam livett", found under "april kit" by the design team . using my brenda pinnick kit again, quickutz revolution circles and papermania stickers. as you can see the picture is of me, before my first birthday , no idea how old (there is a stamp of developement on the back saying "sept 1965") think i will have to re-do the info strip as was about 9/10 months old i guess!! have to ask my parents!!
well i did get to do my tagged questions and answers yesterday (well had too after being tagged threee times!!) must get some crafting done today and visit some blogs , all depends on little lewis (still poorly, and letting me know it!!)
hope you have a great day, go on, get out those old photos!! byeeeeeeeeeeeee xx
ps waiting for my goodie order from scrummystash cafe, after my last win, ask not to have my name in the hat any more as won twice!!

Thursday, 24 April 2008

tagged (three times)

so i have been tagged by three friends!!! (thankyou "who needs" ~ vicki ,vicki and jo!!(you know who you are!!)
here is the questions been asked!!
1.If a movie was being made of your life, who would you like to be cast to play yourself and why?
2. You are spending a whole month on a desert island for charity and you have to choose your favourite celebrity to spend the first two weeks with and your least favourite celebrity to spend the second two weeks with. Who would they be and why?
3. What are your three favourite craft products?
4. If you could invent something to do anything, what do you think it would be?
5. What are the last three books that you read?
6. QVC or Create and Craft?
7. Docrafts or Dovecraft or DCWV?
8. What is your claim to fame?

so here are the answers!!!!(try not to fall asleep)

1. (my husband has just said felicity kendal , as i have the same sense of humour and build, my son says natalie portman (who married anakin in starwars) as i look a bit like her!!)
2. i would choose tony robinson, as we could talk for hours, or johnny depp just to look at!!
as for the second week-easy victoria beckam ~ don`t get me started!!!
3. double sided tape, glitter and my water colour paints (also my quickutz, can i have four???)
4. an extra hour just for myself!!
5. i wish i had read three books (used to love to read novels before the boys came along!!) just don`t have the time!!
6. QVC
7. dovecraft -love all their range!!
8. my only slight claim to fame is i had a sketch in a painting magazine about 20 years ago!! can`t even think of the name of it!!
ps aaron has just reminded me ,my sister-in-law is the voice of DEE DEE in the cartoon DEXTERS LABORATORY!! bet you can`t beat that!!?? LOL
are you still awake???
now i`m going to choose:- fairymad jo ( and angie(angiescraftingplace,
good luck girls!!


well another day another challenge, well two challenges really!! made this card for "fabs big xmas challenge"(my first) ,while finishing it, i saw "magnolia sunday challenge" was girly but blue", so this card fits both challenges !!
used english paper company paper, magnolia bench , chilly tilda, quickutz stars, ribbon from my stash , and finished with lots of glitter!! (may need to click the image to get a better look)

what can i say, jo (onlyjoking) has sent me this fab folder full of stamped images, on different types of card (trying to find the best card for water colouring my images!!. so if anyone has a suggestion ~would love to hear from you)
yes! jo you have far too many magnolias!! so gald you do , as i have this loaded folder to play with!! think we need to stop spending our money on these stamps and start saving for "that trip"!! don`t know how much jo has saved but i have 33p!!!(after jo phoned and we edged each other on and spent too much money on magnolias and high hopes!!~thats all i have left to last another 3 weeks!!)
hope you all enjoy your day, hey i say spend a bit more today , if hubby asked say vanessa said it was ok!!! ( lets all have 33p left in our accounts!!) LOL byeeeeeeeeeeeeeee xx

Wednesday, 23 April 2008

cute man!!

well another day and it`s another challenge!! today "cute card challenge" this week is "it`s a mans world"!! so ideally i used this gorgeous stamp , that my husband bought me!!
for this card i used dovecraft papers, pennyblack stamp, dove craft saying "just because" and buttons from my stash!!! oooh just love this cats face!!
after making this card , i put it into an envelope and left it out for my husband (night worker)~how often do we just send cards to say "i love u"?? with all the ups and downs of life , we kind of forget what really matters!! gosh this is getting heavy!! LOL
hope you all have a good day , and say "i love u" to at least one person today!! byeeeeeeeeeee xx

Tuesday, 22 April 2008

my boys~ scrap page!!

here is the scrapbook page i was going to show today!! but had to show sheilas lovely card , then just seen the challenge for "my time to craft" , oooooh ideal!!! using my brenda pinnick scrapbook kit, and quickutz circles.
well , both boys are home ill today , high temperatures , aaron upstairs wathing a DVD and lewis down here with me watching a DVD!! both had some calpol and loads of cold water , so may have a little "me" time!!! never know with children!!

card swop SBS13~ (sheila & mine)

well no challenge today!! just sheila`s and my card swop cards in our SBS13 group!!
thankyou sheila for this gorgeous card and ATC ~( never handled an ATC before!!) as you can see sheila had made a card , she knew i would love, pinks, flowers and a bit of "bling"!! and the ATC is sooooo sheila , those oranges and gold tones!! they are both pride of place in my living room!! roll on the next card swop , such a great way to send a made card and make friends!!

now here is my card sent to sheila!! not as big , but i can say still made with care and attention, with sheila in mind!!! a new stamp i was saving to use just for this card!! funny we both used pennyblack cats!! i was also writing a comment on sheilas blog when the card came through my door yesterday morning!!
may not be around much today , as ..... yes lewis is unwell again , developed a high fever yesterday afternoon , so as you can guess i have had very little sleep last night, looking after him, keeping him cool, guess i will be "nurse nessy" again when he comes down, paul is with him while i get aaron sorted for school!! (shift work!!) LOL i do hope i get chance to pop on your blogs, if not hope you understand! ( little sick four year olds come first)
hope you all have a great day, and get to enjoy others creations on their blogs byeeeeeeeeeeeee xx

Monday, 21 April 2008

windy tilda

well another day another challenge!! this time a new one for me , after trying scrapbooking , here is a ATC!!! cor branching out in all directions!! the work may not be getting better, just more varied!! LOL
the tilda challenge this week is "wet and windy" , so here she is a very windy tilda!! the paper i have chosen has wind blowing through it , but tilda hides it!! (a learning curve i feel) any way used windy tilda , dovecraft stamps ~grass and "spring is in the air", and glittered the wings!!
hope you all have a fun day , if not windy and a little wet today!! byeeeeeeeeee xx

Sunday, 20 April 2008


well this is the card i made for pauls aunt and uncle, who`s 40th wedding anniversary is today!!
used papers and stickers from a kit from qvc, tilda and edwin, quickutz revolution tag, brads, ribbon, stickers and vellum from my stash, finished with a bit of glitter!! have not done many front opening cards before , but thought this went well with the design!!
started another scrap page yesterday , don`t think i will have time today to finish it!! lots of mum jobs today!!...washing , ironing , homework etc!!!
hope you have a good day ,hope you have time to craft!! byeeeeeeeeeeeeeee xx

Saturday, 19 April 2008

my time to craft!!

well another day another challenge!! this time it`s "my time to craft" challenge which this week is "frames" frame it!!! so another scrap page now i`m on a roll!!! after my first scrap page, this week , using lewis , aaron had on his grumpy face, so have made a page with a picture of aaron when he was 16 months old!!
using my papers from my brenda pinnick album, sizzix alphabet, and quickutz dies. so enjoyed doing these pages, must get on and do another very soon!!
thanks for all your happy birthdays for my mum!! we all enjoyed a lovely slice of caterpillar chocolate cake (chosen by lewis) with a cup of tea yesterday afternoon, while mum opened her pressy ( a smoothy machine)!!
hope you all have a great day, and it`s full of surprises!! byeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee xx

Friday, 18 April 2008

mums birthday

no challenges today ~ just two cards made for my mums birthday which is today!! happy birthday mum!!!
as you can see the first one is an orange colour!! (yes forgot to take a photo of the card , so just done it, under a light bulb!! should be yellow)
anyway the first card is k&co papers, papernation stamp, pennyblack stamp, sizzix die, ribbon, flowers , gems and brad from my stash!! (bit of coloured glitter)
the second card (from the boys, saying "nanna" ) is k&co paper again, edwins, bench, and quickutz die. kept this cad simple as wanted to show the wording in the paper!!
hope you have a good day !! byeeeeeeeeeeee xx

Thursday, 17 April 2008

tracies blog candy

chance to win some birthday blog candy from tracie!! just go and have a look!!

birthday ribbon card

another day another challenge!! the magnolia challenge this week is "ribbons" and lots of them! found this really difficult. used tilda in her boots, k&co papers , paper ribbon, quickutz revolution die, see d`s stamp, prima flowers, ribbons and heart shapes gems from my stash and some glitter!!
made this card for pammie , who`s birthday it is today, so happy birthday pammie , doesn`t have a blog , but we meet sometimes , on the fairy forum!! (haven`t been on much since i`ve been blogging)
hope you all have a great day!!! if it`s your birthday~ enjoy !! byeeeeeeeeeeeeee xx

Wednesday, 16 April 2008

thankyou ~and your tagged!!

firstly today i would like to say a big thankyou to jo (onlyjoking) for this stunning card!!! it says "whoo hoo" on the front and "we did it!!" inside . so sweet of jo , as we have been getting the SBS13 group together for swops etc, and finally got our first card swop under way this weekend!!(only jo had plumbing trouble , not her , her loo,) so she couldn`t send out all the e-mails to the members taking part , so i had to do it!! so jo sent this card and a lovely bar of swiss chocolate(now eaten)~ really didn`t have too , as we are a team , ( jo typed up all the addresses and birthday lists!!) so swings and roundabouts!!

well, fairymadjo, ( ~ SBS13) HAS TAGGED ME!! i have to write 7 interesting facts about me!!mmmmmmmmm going to prove difficult, i`m always talking about my boys , not me!!

1. i am the only right handed person in this house , all the boys (including husband) are left handed!!

2. love the "time team" on tv ~ wish i had been an archaeologist ~ but hate the cold, wet and getting my hands dirty!!

3. worst holiday~ the airlines lost my luggage going to and coming back from thailand, while in thailand had a motor bike accident, and spent most of the holiday , bandaged foot and leg (visiting the hospital every day to have it cleaned and rebandaged) on the way home the aircraft lost the power of one engine so stopped off in bombay (took off twice ~then the airlines decided to go back , land and stay in bombay ~stranded there for 27 hours on my own, the indian authorities even took my passport)

4. had to be rescued at my local swimming pool, as found i couldn`t make it back to the side of the pool (aged 30 years old!!)

5. don`t drink alcohol, but love rooibos tea and milky latte coffee

6. love chocolate ~all types milk, white then dark, but hate the small chocs in gold wrappers " ferrer roche!! " see can`t even say the name!!

7. i`m only 5ft tall and a size 3 shoe, ~ can often find clothes and shoes in the childrens sale (only my oldest child has informed me that is "so not cool") so have stopped that ~mind you all my money goes on crafting stuff, haven`t got myself clothes for months and months!!

so there , i have found some facts , maybe not interesting , but found 7!!

again everyone has done this (tagging) so if by chance you haven`t and would like to , please find yourself "tagged"

hope you have a good day, do something interesting!! byeeeeeeeeeeee xx

ps ~ now have my new washing machine, it is quietly washing as i write!!

Tuesday, 15 April 2008

scrapbook challenge

well here is a first for me!! a 12x12 scrapbook page ~scrummystash cafe`s challenge this week is a sketch ~ so up for this challenge i`ve had a go!! i had a lovely boxed scrapbook and coordinating bits, up in my cupboard for nearly a year, and kept saying i would start making it!! (always the next day!!) so thanks to scrummystash cafe (who have got me hooked on buttons and stealing my childs foam shapes) here is my first scrapbook page. i used brenda pinnick paper, photo tags, label and quote , (which reads: precious jewel, you glow, you shine, reflecting all the good things in the world ) photo of lewis when he was 2 years old, and quickutz revolution flourish die (please click on photo for better look). i am very pleased with my first attempt ,and am now looking forward to my next page , so some more sketches please , i do need some help starting!!!
what a day yesterday~ my washing machine just made a horrible noise and smelt of burning near the end of a wash, the end of it`s washing life!! so now over £300 lighter , we found a company who could deliver a new one today!! (husband said -oh may have to move your craft table/cupboard to get the new machine in ,through the living room!! mmmmm how long would that take to clear and move???)
hope you all have a good day , and it`s filled with "nice" surprises!! byeeeeeeeee xx

Monday, 14 April 2008

birthday card

no challenge card this morning!! my father has asked me to make a card for my mum, as it`s her birthday at the end of the week. so starting, last week, i have slowly put this card together. used more k&co papers, hero stamp ( marion`s bouquet), sizzix letters and card, see d`s stamp , ribbon, green heart gem from my stash and plenty of different coloured glitter!! it was so nice to do a "proper" card with insert and decorate the envelope!! ( think you need to click on the card to get a better view of the detail) finished the card yesterday, and gave it to him!! not really sure if it was what he wanted!! said he wanted to my wife and flowers!! (think thats what i`ve done! !!?? man of few words is my father!!
hope you all have a great day, what ever you maybe doing!! byeeeeeeeee xx

Sunday, 13 April 2008

another award!!

i have received this "ARTE Y PICO" award from gilly at, thankyou so much gilly!! been round to everyone`s blog it seems everyone has had this award at some time~ so if you are reading this , and do not have this award, please add it to your blog , as everyone deserves an award for their creative work!! xx

mypaperworld sketch

another day, another challenge, yes after all the organizing for SBS13, i did have time to make a card for ~mypaperworld sketch ~here it is~ used k&co paper, willowdesign stamp , flowers, buttons, ribbon, brad from my stash and plenty of glitter!! nice girly card!!
thankyou all my "sisters" for getting back to me , to say you had all the info about our card swop!!! so today i will be making my card for sheila!! have a new stamp i want to use!!
enjoy your day, hope yoy get a chance to do some crafting!! byeeeeeeeeeeeee xx

Saturday, 12 April 2008












friends and wishes!!

well here is my card for challenge 5 for "cute card"! the theme this week is "things with wings" ~ yes could have used some of my magnolias ~but hey we all need a change!! so have used a fairy stamp from willowdesigns , k&co paper, card stock and some flowers, brad and heart shaped gems from my stash!! (gosh i have forgotten to put on some glitter!!, if ever a card needed glitter) had one of those days yesterday!!!

well yesterday evening jo (only joking) sent me this eye award, thankyou so much jo, only known each other a short time, lovely to think i am your friend and special enough to send me this award!!
as with all blog awards i am going to send it on, firstly to my bestest friend of two years ~ vickimay (juscosscards), you know why you get this award vickimay.
and secondly to vicki (paperliciousoasis) for being so friendly and supportive, thanks vicki!!
and thirdly, to fran (franmade) for getting me started on this blogging and always been willing to lend a hand , when i`ve shouted "HELP!!!"
will be back later with the SBS13 card swop list!! (once the names are drawn out the hat)
have a great day, say hi to a friend today!! byeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee xx