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Friday, 29 May 2009

celebrate the wonder

today i am showing a baby girl card i made for a family friend, who has become a grandma again ~was a chance to use this new stamp and my new basic grey papers!!
have used the wonderful sketch over on sunday SKETCH AND STAMP and followed the challenge on BASIC GREY ~which was doodling!! (links on side bar)
used basic grey sugared charming and attractive papers and also sugared alphabet stickers, faerie poppets fairy stamp, nestabilities pinking circles, flower edged punch, penny black wording, ribbon and gems from my stash ~doodling made with pink glitter gel pen.
here is this gorgeous stamped image close up!! (will be using her and those scrummy papers again) ~please CLICK ON THE CARD to see the detail and doodling

sorry not been around as much ~but with half term and family visiting i just don`t have any spare time ~roll on next week and back to normal ~well as normal as it gets in this house!! enjoy your day, byeeeeeeeeeee xx

Wednesday, 27 May 2009

annie and kitty

today i am showing a get better very soon card for my friends daughter using the fab sketch over on FRIDAY SKETCHERS. (sorry photo is blurred)
used K & co papers, charmed delectables annie & kitty stamp, nestabilities oval dies, quickutz photocorners, flowers and brads from my stash, finished with a little glitter.

quick in and out again today , the boys are waiting to go out , hope to visit your blogs later!! byeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee xx

Monday, 25 May 2009

"it is my turn"

yes it is my turn on to design a sketch for this weeks challenge!! what do you think?? how exciting is that ~well it is for me ~but also a little sad as well as this will be my last time to be the GUEST DT ~i have enjoyed this month so much wish it would go on much longer!!

here is a bithday card i made using the sketch ~used papermania blueberry papers, sugarnellie image, magnolia tree, fence and water scene, faerie poppets wording, ribbon and brad from my stash.

here is the christmas card i made from the sketch, used penny black snowman melt your heart stamp, HOTP papers, elzybells wording, ribbon and brad from my stash.
i so hope you can join in with my sketch ~it would be so fantastic for me to see what wonderful cards you have made using it!!~we all need birthday cards and never to early to start on those christmas cards!!
hope you are enjoying your bank holiday monday!

Sunday, 24 May 2009

moon baby

today i am showing a baby card i made for friends of ours who have just become grandparents for the first time ~very special baby girl born at 26 weeks~so was difficult to decide what image to use!! this card follows 3 challenges ~ i followed the wonderful sketch over on STAMPAVIE AND MORE, followed the challenge on ABC ~ "O is for orderly" and also on SECRET CRAFTER the theme is "new beginnings".
used papermania sweet nothings paper, hanglar image from my friend kristin, quickutz swirls, bows, stars and arrow tags, nestabilities deckled edged recangles, ribbon and flowers from my stash ~finished with lots of glitter ~close~up to see the sparkle!

hope you are enjoying the sun this bank holiday ~we have had lots down on the south coast!
byeeeeeeeeee for now , see you tomorrow for my last guest DT card for just xmas and birthday cards.

Friday, 22 May 2009

wish upon a star

very quick in and out today ~as it is aarons 12th birthday today ~so am busy bee getting sorted for party tea tonight ~and also our main computer will not let me onto my blog?? ~i usually do my post from our main compter and everything else from my laptop ~so had to send pics to my laptop to do this post ~gosh while paul is trying to sort out the compter!
showing birthday card for aaron from his brother lewis ~had strict instructions how i was to make this card ~lewis chose the stamp and wanted lots of stars "every where!!
followed the fab sketch over on CUP CAKE CRAFT and on ROSES ON PAPER the theme is "one for the boys"!
have used HOTP papers, edwin with his butterfly net, see d`s stars and wording stamps, ribbon, brad and stickers from my stash. ~here is a close ~up of edwin!!

hope you all have a great bank holiday weekend ~hope to visit you soon ~ hope paul can sort out the computer!! byeeeeeeeeeeeee

Wednesday, 20 May 2009

brighten your day!

today i am showing a birthday card made for aarons school teacher who has her birthday tomorrow ~for this card i followed the fab sketch on JUST MAGNOLIA, the theme on MAGNOLIA DOWN UNDER ~"flutter by butterfly" and also SECRET CRAFTER ~"glitter". ~well just covers my fave things ~magnolia stamps, butterflies and glitter ~so as you can guess i just loved making this card.
used K&CO butterfly paper, magnolia butterfly back ground , tilda and flowers , hero arts word stamp, quickutz butterfly die (in card and vellum), cuttlebug stylized flowers embossinf folder on vellum, stamin`up scalloped edged punch, on vellum, flowers and brads from my stash. finished with lots of glitter.
thought you could see the glitter better close up!!

well quick in and out again today ~so much to do so little time!! hope you are enjoying some sunshine and time to see the flowers!!

Monday, 18 May 2009

merry christmas to all.......

here we are again monday morning and JUST CHRISTMAS AND BIRTHDAY CARDS CHALLENGE with another wonderful sketch >>and my third card as guest DT!!
used elyzybells girl with bird, nestabilities deckled edged recangles and pinking circles, cuttlebug snowflakes embossing folder, see d`s wording, finished with a little glitter.

here is a close up of the elzybells girl. if you want to join in with the challenge below is the wonderful sketch ~please take a look at all the other girls fabby cards ~ ~we all need birthday cards ~ and as i keep saying it is never too early to start on those christmas cards!!!

hope you all have a great monday ~school run and big shop for me ~looks like more rain and wind ~which should be fun with the tesco`s shoping trolley!!! byeeeeeeeeeeeeeee xx

Saturday, 16 May 2009

12 years old!!

well i just cannot believe it, but my aaron will be 12 years old next week!! where has the time gone?? as many of you know he has aspergers syndrome , so has his like and dislikes ~and playing with my parents two cats is one of his loves!!!.. also he loves bright colours ~especially when it comes to clothes!! (yes think i will be doing his clothes shopping for a bit longer!!) ~so this is why the theme and colours have been chosen for this card.
well had a look at all the challenges for this week and boy are there lots i could have done , but decided to do 4 challenges for this card ~well it has been a while since i got some crafting done!!
used the wonderful sketch over on SKETCH AND STASH ~used these kars stamps for the first time, these papers and stickers!! MY TIME TO CARFT ~theme this week is " kids kards", on CUP CAKE CRAFT ~the theme is "card for man or boy" and on CUTE CARDS" the theme is "letters and numbers" ~links to these challenges on my side bar.
used perfect paper collection papers, kars boy and cat stamps , magnolia book stamp and cuddlybuddly fluffy cat stamp, don`t know where i got the sheet of letters/numbers from, stamin`up scalloped edged punch, ribbon and vellum stickers from my stash, finished with a little glitter (around the edge of the letters/numbers).
gosh that was a long post!! hope you all have a fun weekend ..oh yes excitement... my whiff of joy spring stamp set has arrived this morning.. but i have no ez mount ~so need to get that ordered so i can play later this week!!

Thursday, 14 May 2009

very special

i am showing an ATC i have made this morning ~thought it was time i got down and completed a challege or two ~so much has been going on in my life at the moment just haven`t had the time.
this ATC was made following two challenges ~TILDA AND FRIENDS ~ "teal and brown" colours to be used, also on ABC ~" N is for no card"
have no idea of that paper think it maybe a freebie in a crafting mag a while ago!! used this gorgeous little sugar nellie stamp, magnolia chair and quickutz photo corners (what would i do without them??) stickers from my stash!
hope you are having a good day..... will try and catch up later today xx

Wednesday, 13 May 2009

full bloom

just a quick in and out today ~ such a busy day ahead ~got hospital appointment with lewis this afternoon ~so yet again will not be able to catch up with you all ~been so busy the last few days ~did try and catch up yesterday evening with some of you ~hope you understand ~hope all is back to normal very soon!!

thought i would show this card ~one i made last year but gave it a face lift for a bithday card for one of the mums in the playground.

used this pennyblack girly stamp, K & co papers, quickutz photo corners, see d`s wording, buttons, gems, brads, flowers and ribbon from my stash.

hope you are having a good day.byeeeeeeeeeee xx

Monday, 11 May 2009

warm and snugly ~guest DT week 2

well week two as guest DT on JUST CHRISTMAS AND BIRTHDAY CARDS ~ ~here is my card following the wonderful sketch by rheannon
used papermania christmas paper, whiff of joy "girl" stamp, magnolia xmas sack, nestabilities pinking circles, elzybells wording, quickutz photo corners and gems from my stash. ~ finished with a little glitter.

here is s close up ........ and below is the wonderful sketch ~ do hope you will join in as we all need birthday cards ~and never too early to start on those xmas cards!!

monday again ~ school run to both the boys schools ~big shop in tescos ~ and home for more craft sorting!!...oh and the gasman is coming to look at our boiler!!!

Sunday, 10 May 2009

april showers ~may flowers

here is my ATC for the challenge over on TILDA AND FRIENDS ~ the theme this week is april showers bring may flowers. have used this tilda ~perfect i thought and some more magnolia flowers.

the lovely kellie ~ has sent me this , and as asked me to send it onto 5 other people who have supported me on my blog. now this is going to be very hard, as i have met some wonderful crafting bloggers over the year i have been blogging ~many have been there for me when i have needed a hug!! so in no order here is my 5

yes i know i cannot count ~but really i would like to add all of you girls who on my followers list

also the lovely kellie has some wonderful blog candy up for grabs ~please take a look

had one of those days? ~oh yes ~decided to put up some shelving for some crafting bits like you do ~well after DH paul had a few trips to B&Q ~a few holes in walls later and a complete change round of our lounge ~i now have two shelves ~was it worth it??? mmmmmmm yes of cause!!! will take a pic and show another day ~still got a bit of sorting to do!!!

Friday, 8 May 2009

well don`t know if this will work but just read a moving story over on andrea`s blog , please take a look and thought i would support her with my card posted today

(didn`t work as i hoped so please see my card below ~this should be under my card xx ~gosh me and computers!!!)

you`re so sweet

well today i am showing my card for a blogging friend i have made using the fab sketch over on PAPERTAKE WEEKLY (link on side bar)
used one of my fave tildas, also magnolia roses, papers from dcwv, word stamp from studio g, ribbon and vellums from my stash ~those cardboard dots from ikea boxes (the bits you throw out!!) yes dh paul and i had a trip to our new ikea near southampton on bankholiday monday!! ~yes we were mad ~but loved it!! (as only an hours drive not nearly 3 to our other closest near london) ~oh finished the card with glitter.

well i have been very lucky to have received lots of goodies in the post the last few days!!!

these goodies are from deanne as i won the rak for march!!

... and these goodies from carolyn at ~just for being a regular visitor to her blog!! ...... can see a colour theme with both goodies ~all my favourites as well

last but not least these images and gorgeous card from tina at macburp .blogspot (sorry tina my computer will not let me use a link for your blog)
thankyou again girls for these lovely surprises that landed on my doorstep!!
well the sun is trying to find its way through the clouds ~looks like a blue sky as well~so washing outside today~bit windy as well ~perfect ~hope you all have a perfect day , byeeeeeeee xx

Wednesday, 6 May 2009

pennyblack shapes

today i am showing a birthday card i made using the fab sketch over on FRIDAY SKETCHERS and following the challenge on PENNYBLACK SATURDAY~ which is "shapes", using shapes x 3.
~have used square, recangle and circle.
used a gift for you pennyblack stamp, nestabilities recangles, circle and tag punches, stamin`up word circle, ribbon and stickers from my stash and finished with some glitter.

close up of this cute hedgehog.

hope you are enjoying your day.

Tuesday, 5 May 2009

torn it

where has the time gone ?? ~already tuesday ~no crafting been done for a few days and nearly forgot to show you this ATC , made following the challenge on TILDA AND FRIENDS ATC CHALLENGE (link on side bar) ~the theme this week is "thats torn it!" ~to use torn papers ~which i love doing ~so have torn two papers for the back ground, also used this tilda holding a puppy and a magnolia swing~finished with glitter!

Monday, 4 May 2009

christmas teddy bear

well the day has come my first card for as guest designer for the month of may!! i am so excited!! karin sent me the sketch for this month ~this is the card i came up with!!
used this gorgeous little xmas girl from faerie poppets by christine haworth, papermania christmas time paper, wording from elzybells, studio g holly stamp, and ribbons from my stash ~finished with a little glitter.

hope you can join us this week as we all need birthday cards ~and it is never to early to start on those christmas cards ~ i will look forward to see what creations you come up with using the sketch.
still excited!!! byeeeeeeeeeee xx