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Wednesday, 30 July 2008

things that grow!

well another day another challenge ~today i am showing my card using the sketch from friday sketchers and using the theme on cute card thurdsay, which is "things that grow".
have used my sugarnellie stamp, planting some love, papers from my stash, stampin up saying, dovecraft butterfly and ribbon from my stash, and some glitter.
well quick in and out today as have seven lively ~11 years olds descending on my house late this morning until late afternoon!! wish me luck!!!
hope you have a fun day ~ hope mine is!! byeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee xx

Tuesday, 29 July 2008

chrissymaries fairy!!

well another day and a different kind of challenge ~chrissiemarie each friday has a fable and poem to inspire us!! one such friday she challenge us to a fairy card/creation of our choosing!! so here is mine chrissy!!
used falling softly by stamps happen, k& co paper, see d`s stamps, ribbon from my stash, and finished with glitter!! (need to click on the picture to see detail and glitter)
well today i`m back to more sorting and clearing out ~looks like rain ~which is a shame as paul plans to take the boys out today, to a local theme park!!
hope you have a great day! byeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee xx

Monday, 28 July 2008

edwins buttons!!

well another day another challenge , one i love doing is tilda and friends ATC ~ this week their challenge is "buttons" ~love buttons as well ~so double enjoyment!!
used edwin with paddle, the engish paper company ~all aboard, and two anchor buttons, with string ,and a little gel pen.
did most of the clearing up yesterday in lewis`s room ~4 bin bags so far to go to the charity shop today. had a lovely tea at my in~laws , but got a bite on my arm from some nasty insect , and my arm as swollen up twice it`s size (so not much sleep last night , with the heat, coughing and now the ichy (balloon) arm ~gosh i`m going down hill fast!!
i do hope you have a great day, and i hope this summer doesn`t have any more nasty surprises!!
byeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee xx

Sunday, 27 July 2008

sarah kay ~coffee and cream!

well another day another challenge ~ well 3 actually. used the fab sketch from "papertake weekly", for my first sarah kay stamp ~ sarah kay challenge this week is "dots, circles and coffee colours" , also SBS 13 challenge theme this week is "barnyard fun" ~which was difficult as don`t have many animal stamps that fit that ~oooooooh yes sarah kay holding her chicks!! ~ideal!
used precious moments stamp, handmade paper and card from my stash, quickutz photo corners, american craft ribbon , papermania brad and some glittery gel pens! ~not my usual colours , but enjoyed using these muted tones.
well wasn`t it hot yesterday ~so what did we do go shopping in town ,actually we stayed in the shopping centre ~it was very cool in there, and did buy some new clothes for paul and myself ~got a fab outfit in the monsoon sale (just love that shop) ~paul sat in a darkened room yesterday evening ~counting his spent pennies!! :~)
really must get on with my house clear out , done aarons room , today must tackle lewis`s ~bin liners ready for the charity shops!! ~the loft can take nothing else ~so new motto "if it`s not used ~charity shop!!"
hope you have a good productive day, byeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee xx

Saturday, 26 July 2008

mandys ballet card

well another day another challenge,today i am showing this birthday card for mandy (vickimays daughter) using "the mojo monday sketch" ~ used k&co papers, nestabilities ovals, kerrys stamps, see d`s stamps and ribbon, glittered vellum from my stash, and plenty of glitter! with the paper left over i cut out some more butterflies and decoupaged them (vicki you just need to pull out the wings to make them stand out!!) ~see by clicking on the pic, for more of the details.
so enjoyed making htis girly card ~hope you had a very happy birthday mandy, and the film and food was good.
well the washing machine is on , lewis spilt a glass of milk all over my bed last night ~it went every where ~how does it travel so far!!! how did i strip the bed off so quick at 10.30 last night!!(and re~make it ,while he cried uncontrollably???) "thats life"!!
hope you have a good day , and not too many unpleasant suprises!! :~) byeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee xx

Friday, 25 July 2008


well another day another challenge , ~showing my card using the sketch from "spoonfull of sugar" (however i left the square out behind the oval , as felt it was too much ), used "letter box" sugar nellie stamp, paper from my stash, nestabilities oval, american crafts ribbon, see d`s stamp and some glitter.
this is for my aunt in america, so tried to keep the card free of gems/brads , so it will not get caught up in any mail sorting machinery!!
yesterday i enjoyed a chat /and a chatch~up with an old friend (not that we are old, just known each other a few years, mmmmmm about 15 i guess), who popped round to say hi and stayed 3 hours.
it was very hot here last night , just couldn`t sleep and kept me coughing ~ don`t really like muggy weather!!~more of an autumn person me!!
what ever you are doing enjoy your day, byeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee xx

oooooooh got rid of my name oooooooooops!!

Thursday, 24 July 2008

snow much fun

well here we are another day another challenge!! today i am showing my card for the penny black challenge, the theme this week is "snow much fun" ~yes a great chance to produce a xmas card!! have kept the card simple and flat so it can be sent , safely to friends in the post. (going to make more of this design)
i used "you make me blush" pennyblack stamp, cuttlebug "sledge" embossing folder, see d`s stamp and snow flakes from my stash, and some glitter.
no real plans today, hope you have a good day ,what ever you maybe doing, byeeeeeeeeeeee xx

Wednesday, 23 July 2008

an award

well no challenge today , i`m showing this amazing new award that seems to be going around at the moment. this award has been given to me by three lovely and inspirational crafters
tracy at ella bella, debby at debbie 4000 and chrissy at chrissymaries ~sorry i cannot make the links as when i do blogger will not connect to post (can someone help me ~what am i doing wrong??, have tried posting this 4 times and had to start again each time!!)
thankyou very much girls for thinking of "little old me", i`m touched.

the rules of this award ~
1 only 5 people allowed
2 4 dedicated followers of your blog
3 one has to be new to your blog and live in another part of the world.
4 you must link back to who ever gave you the award. (sorry cannot do part 4)

i would like to send this award to :~

1 ~vickimay ~my best friend , who always leaves me a comment what ever is going on in her life, thanks vicki ~you have been such a great support!

2 ~ emma ~ for sending so many hugs (guess we have both had some difficult times lately) and for your kind words of support for me and my creations. her work is so beautiful ,from cards to jewellery.

3 ~debi ~ for always taking the time to pop by and say hi , her work is amazing and so elegant

4 ~jo ~ my partner in SBS13 crime, for popping by when you can ,and looking at all my work and leaving a comment , even if you have to go for a drink for a break (and a lie down in a darkened room)!!

5~kerttuli ~ a very recent friend from finland, who i know if we lived nearer we would be "good friends" ~(wish i could be staying at your cottage right now ~what fun )~ her work is so amazing with such subtle colours and fab colouring!!

sorry i don`t seem to be able to link to all your blogs, all the names can be found on my blog list on the right.

hope you all have a great day, may the sun shine and the children not argue!!!byeeeeeeeeeee xx

Tuesday, 22 July 2008

our friends!

well another day another challenge (think my challenge has been trying to post something , blogger keeps stopping me from publishing my post), any way here is my creation for tilda and friends atc, their theme this week is "our animal friends" ~don`t know about you but my teddy is aways my friend!!
used maganolia teddy and wall stamps, see d`s ants and butterfly stamps and a little glitter.

just have to show my goodies from annie (tilda and friends) my lace ribbons (for my lavender and lace ATC), some fantastic images and this lovely card!!(just my colours) ~thankyou annie , hope to use them very soon.

also would like to show this fab card from chrissymarie, what a lovely surprise ,and i think this card would make a fab xmas card, what do you think??
hope you all have a great day , what ever you maybe doing ~ boys broke up for the summer hols last friday, so less craft time for me!! byeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee xx

Saturday, 19 July 2008

how does your garden grow?

well another day ,thought i had better get back to some blogging ~here is a card using the "mojo monday" sketch and the "SBS18 challenge"~how does your garden grow".
used cuttlebug flower embossing folder, quickutz circles, stampin up~doodle that stamps, dove craft wording, gems from my stash and ofcause some glitter (and some chalking).
should really be out doing some gardening this weekend, the grass is sooooooo long, and my wild flower garden has gone really wild!!! who knows may feel a bit better outside for a while with some fresh air!!
have a great day , what ever you are doing , and thankyou for all your "get well wishes" and vicki thanks for the inhaler instructions ~great help!! byeeeeeeeeeeeee xx

Thursday, 17 July 2008

chloe`s kiss

well another day another challenge , well 3 actually, today i showing a card made using "friday`s sketch", and challenges for papertake weekly , their theme this week is "teenage kicks" and "a spoonfull of sugar" , their theme is "one for the girls". so have used sarah kay image ~kiss for chloe, paper from my stash, quickutz circles, see d`s stamp and anita words. buttons and fibres from my stash and some glitter.
sorry i have not been around much, but have been feeling really poorly , so went to the doctors today ~to be told i have bronchitis ~so have some amoxicillin tablets and an inhaler (had to shown how to use it , as never used one before) ~i`m never ill!! always looking after the boys with their coughs and colds!! doctor said my immune system must be very low ~if only he knew what this family has been through this year ~still we always put our children first!! doctor said it`s time for me to look after myself ~ well i will try!!
byeeeeeeeeeee for now xx

Wednesday, 16 July 2008

maggies smile!!

well another day another challenge , today i am showing my card using the sketch on bootiful stampz, i used maggie with her heart t-shirt, paper from dovecraft, kelly panacci stamp, studio g stamp and quickutz flourish, ribbon and gems from my stash.ooooh not forgetting glitter.
hope you are having a good day!! byeeeeeeeeeeee xx

Tuesday, 15 July 2008

a mouse chocolate thankyou!

well another day another challenge ,well 2 actually!! "stampsome thing" theme this week is "triple play" ~ie ~ 3 layers, 3 colours, 3 embellishments. "pennyblack saturday" their theme this week was a sketch.
used colorbok papers, sizzix card, stampin up circle of friends stamp, see d`s stamp, ribbon and gems from my stash. and some glitter.
hope you have a grea day. byeeeeeeeeeeeeee xx

Monday, 14 July 2008

martha`s pearls

well another day another challenge, today i am showing my creation for "tilda and friends ATC", this week the theme is "perfect pearls", so have chosen martha with pearls magnolia stamp, pearly lilac paper, prima flowers with pearly sequins in the centre, martha, is holding her pearls , (found in my stash on a roll ~where they are from who knows, maybe when i was making xmas angels for xmas one year), oh and some glitter!!
not feeling so good today ,up all night with this cough, hope lewis lets me rest today!!
hope you are all well, and have a good day.byeeeeeeeeeeeeeee xx

Sunday, 13 July 2008

a star!

well another day another challenge , well 3 today!! used the sketch from papertake weekly ~wow what a sketch ~looks great once made up!! also used the "spoonfull of sugar" challenge , the theme this week is "one for the boys", and finally, "cute card thursday" the theme this week is "card for a child"
used papers from my stash , as trying to use up papers from my very large box of off cuts !!! used "rockstar" sugar nellie image, quickutz revolution circles, brad and stars from my stash , and a little bit if glitter.
looks like we may have some sunshine today, (washing machine is on already), enjoy your day byeeeeeeeeeeeee xx

Saturday, 12 July 2008

thinking of others!

well another day another challenge, today i am showing a set of invites, for the magnolia challenge , which this week is "thinking of others". have used shabby chic tilda sitting, sitting edwin, fence scene magnolia stamps, also fun and funky see d`s stamps for the wording outside and inside.

have made these for aaron to give out to his friends at school, as you know he has been having a hard time at school, so thought a fun party in the summer holidays would be a nice way of keeping the friends together and enjoying themseves (and a big thankyou for supporting him and getting (adults) help when it was needed!! (now to plan what food to serve and what activities to suggest!!)
hope you all have a fun day , byeeeeeeeeee xx
ps andrea has some great blog candy on offer, why not pop on over and take a look!!

Friday, 11 July 2008

birthday mice!

well another day another challenge , well 2 actually!! used the great sketch from "mojo monday " ~have squashed the design down a bit, so shorter and fatter, to add this image (thanks jo) for the "pennyblack "challenge, who`s theme this week is "buttons and brads"!
used paper from my stash, papermania ribbon and clear sticker, flowers, brad, buttons and gems are from my stash. finished with a touch of glitter!!
thankyou all for your kind words about my win and also the comments on my "elegant" card yesterday ~nice you are using the word "elegant" ~that doesn`t happen often with my cards!!
this is my card for my aunts birthday (lady with my mum, on my scrap page, further down my posts)
hope you all have a great day , hope the sun does try and shine, i seem to have caught my son, lewis`s, cough today!! (so good job i`m not writting this with a pen ,it would be all over the place!!! ;~)) byeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee xx

Thursday, 10 July 2008

basket of flowers

another day another challenge ~well i have used the friday sketchers , sketch for this card, made for my aunt. used papermania papers, personal impressions stamp, see D`s stamps and clear choice stamp corners (which isn`t showing up very well), organza ribbon from my stash and some glitter!
well i managed to get my wedding outfit , not at all what i went for ~had in mind a bright colourful dress and jacket , came home with a brown trouser suit (sounds terrible, but linen trousers , silk oyster jacket and cotton lace blouse) also got shoes , jewellery and bag ~all in 4 hours!! luckily mum came with me , and could give me the thumbs up or down!! all in and out of the pouring rain!!

just thought i would say , as i`m so excited ~i won some goodies for my lavender and lace ATC, on how fab a day did i have yesterday???
hope you have a fab day today , aarons sports day has been called off today~ so maybe a chance to do some craft, for me!! byeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee xx

ps fran is offering the most amazing blog candy, her work ain`t half bad either!! :~)

Wednesday, 9 July 2008

not a washing day!!

well another day another challenge, well 2 actually!~used the fantastic sketch from friday sketchers (9) and the challenge for "cute card" this week is "the great outdoors" ~ well, what i do most out doors is hang out our many piles of washing every day ~but not today ~have you seen the rain ??
have used hot off the press paper, great hagler image (from my dear friend aija), quickutz swirls and lettering!! gel pen stitching and some glitter!
am planning on clothes shopping today !~ need a wedding outfit ~my parents are having lewis for the day ( 4 year old boys just hate shopping), so i`m hoping i can come away today with a nice summery outfit!!
hope you have a great day , but i feel not enjoying the outdoors!! byeeeeeeeeeeee xx

Tuesday, 8 July 2008

well another day , but no challenge!!! this is a card for my best friend vickimay`s daughter who turns 18 very soon. used colorbok paper, kerry`s stamps, stamping up stamps and clear choice stamps. ribbon, flowers and gems from my stash ,with plenty of glitter!! ~please click oh picture to see the detail ~it is not clear on this photo!! the "18" on the front was hand cut and stitched to give it a sort of grunge look!! (to go with the main "ballet dancer).

wishing you a fantastic holiday and 18th birthday nicki!!!
well wasn`t around yesterday or today ,busy ,busy ,so sorry i haven`t been around , also our internet keeps going down , i think they must be working on it!!
hope you all have a great day ~and get some time to craft!! byeeeeeeeeeeee xx
ps lesley has pointed out the challege today for "my time to craft" is "numbers" , so yes my card fits in perfectly!! hows that for forward planning??

Monday, 7 July 2008

lavender and lace!!

well another day another challenge , today i am showing another ATC, only this time it`s for ATC tilda and friends!! the theme this week is "lavender and lace"!!
used lavender papers from my stash , tilda in straw ( made into lavender), clear choice stamp ( to look like lace ,as i didn`t have any small enough for an ATC), and plenty of glitter!!
well we all had a great family day yesterday , didn`t go to the "wondrland park" as was raining in the morning , but all had a great time ,while the boys played ,us grown~up`s watch the mens tennis finals ~what a game!!! fantastic watch!! even managed to eat tea , when the match took a break for rain!!! towards the end the boys had the musical instruments out , to celebrate each point won ~bet your glad you don`t live next door to us!!!
enjoy your day , byeeeeeeeeeeeeee xx

Sunday, 6 July 2008

tilda`s year!

well another day another challenge ~ today i am showing my ATC`s for "my time to craft" challenge which is "seasons" ~ which just lately is in one day!!! (oh the british weather!!)
have used magnolia water scene (sea background), tilda` s, stamps away flower for the sun, glitter pens and lots of glitter!!

spring ~tilda with flower basket

summer ~tilda in water

autumn ~ tilda with broom

winter ~ tilda with lantern

hope you all have a great day , seems we have winter on the south coast this morning , but was hoping for more spring/summer weather as we have a family fun day planned!! may have to re~think ~ the boys will not be happy!! byeeeeeeeeeeeeeee xx