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Thursday, 30 July 2009


today i am showing an anniversary card i have made using the sketch over on A SPOONFULL OF SUGAR, also followed the challenges on MY TIME TO CRAFT ~"floral frenzy", on ROSES ON PAPER ~"a little love"~use hearts on your creation and STAMP WITH FUN ~"pearls" ~sorry about the photo ~not very good light

used basic grey papers, magnolia bench,tilda and edwin kissing, nestabilities ovals, quickutz heart, leaves and "love" die, basic grey pearl brads, papermania pearl, flowers and flower brad from my stash. ~plenty of glitter.
had a great day yesterday visiting my great friend vickimay in portsmouth~fellow crafter and once a blogger (she has gone run around for a year now ~no time to blog) ~still fab day all round, was great to meet up again, as every time we plan to head down to portsmouth one of my children gets ill!! ~so made it vicki ~no sick children and no rain!!..until next time!!

Monday, 27 July 2009

xmas in july

yes it is xmas in july today!! used the fab sketch over on SUNDAY SKETCH AND STAMP, followed the challenges MAGNOLIA DOWN UNDER ~"xmas in july" , CUTE CARD THURSDAY ~"eye eye", (to use eyelets on your card.) and ONESTOP CRAFT ~"xmas in july"

used forever friends xmas paper, magnolia ~tilda holding candle, quickutz holly and berry die, studio g words, eyelets and holly outline stickers from my stash ~finished with glitter.

Sunday, 26 July 2009

as special as you

today i am showing a birthday card i made for a friends daughter ~who lives for her dance!!
used the wonderful sketch over on STAMP WITH FUN.
used k&co papers, faerie poppets stamp, label nestabilies, sizzix corners, elzybells wording, flowers, brads and bows from my stash ~for the inside of the card i used nestsabilities, magnolia ballet shoes and faerie poppets wording. ~finished with glitter.

please click pic to see the detail

well had a good day sorting the garden yesterday ~now today is the shed and...the kids play house!!! ~so no time for crafting or blogging at the moment ~hope to catch up with you soon xx

Friday, 24 July 2009

a day to celebrate

i am showing a card i made for our dear friends who are celebrating their wedding anniversary today (hope the postman has been already)
used the fab sketch over on SKETCH AND STASH.
used some scraps of basic grey papers, my new sugar nellie stamp~young love, various sizzix and quickutz dies (bows , hearts and flowers) ~need to get them out of the cupboard more!! see d`s wording and finished with glitter.

well it is so hot and sunny here today ~the forcast was rain ~think they have got it wrong again !~ i really need to get some gardening done ~the grass is so long and everything has grown so fast!! ~better fight my way into the shed and get out the gardening tools!!

Thursday, 23 July 2009

know what??

well today i am showing a card i made for my aunt from my parents (dad wanted a funny card ~mmmmmmmm only do cute!!) ~so bit different for me
used the fab sketch over on SKETCH SATURDAY, and followed the challenge on ONE STOP CRAFT - "good sense of humour" and on SECRET CRAFTER -"spots and stripes"
used ethel and wording from my murray and ethel stamps, magnolia cake, towel and desk, nestabilities labels one, sizzix letters, ribbon, flowers and brads from my stash.

thought you might like to see some close-ups ~not sure how my aunt will take it ~hope she has a sense of humour!!

well the sun is out today ~blue skies and fab washing weather ~think we are back to rain tomorrow!!
seem to been able to do a bit of blog hopping yesterday ~maybe everyone was doing something else ~so it wasn`t being over used!! (only a few blogs cut me off!!)
have a great day ,what ever you are doing xx

Wednesday, 22 July 2009

summer birthday

well another birthday card today (and have completed 4 challenges too!!)

used the wonderful sketch over on FRIDAY SKETCHERS ~have resized to fit tilda in, also on JUST MAGNOLIA the theme is "buttons" ~(if you look hard i have added 4 small buttons,two yellow in the centre of the flowers and two pink flower buttons with green thread!!), also on PAPERTAKE WEEKLY the challenge is a colour combo ~i have chosen "pink, yellow, white and green" from the list, last but not least is the challenge on STAMPAVIE AND MORE~ "summer" ~what a better stamp to use than this tilda and flowers from the summer kit!!!

used papermania paper, magnolia ~tilda holding flower and flower stamps, quickutz swirls and photo corners, see d`s wording, papermania shimmer dots on the swirls, buttons from my stash ~finished with glitter.

well what a lucky girl i am i have received this blog award from two lovely blogging friends ~ ~the lovely maxine,who creates the amazing cards ~the sweet rica, who is just so talented!
i guess i have to choose some blogging friends who i can pass this award onto ~which is going to be so hard as i cannot decide ( will have to think about this)
please enjoy your day ~hope i get through this post with out any more blogging shut downs ~so hope this can be resolved very soon!! ~anyone else still having problems???

Sunday, 19 July 2009

thinking of you ...birthday card

well here we are again monday morning and it`s time for a new sketch on ~this week KARIN has produced a wonderful sketch (no 40) ~ so will be great to see what christmas/birthday card you can create using this sketch.

well this week i have created a birthday card (for my aunt) ~yes that image again, used it yesterday, must love her!!

used basic grey paper, whiff of joy image, quickutz swirls, nestabilties deckled edged recangles, see d`s wording, flowers and brads from my stash ~and ofcause some glitter.

hope you will join me and the other DT girls, cannot wait to see your creations.

well the sun is shining here today ~ hope the weather lady got it right (as we had no rain yesterday, as they said we would) ~so washing machine on and the boys can let of steam in the garden!!
hope you have a good day xx

sweet wishes

at last showing the last of the "lewis ~school cards" ~this one for another dinner lady ~just love this image sent to me from mina (thankyou mina)
i used the wonderful sketch on INSPIRATIONAL SKETCHES (ICS) and followed the challenge on WHIFF OF JOY ~"piercing". (may need to click pic to see the two sides of the card to see detail)
used papermania paper, whiff of joy image and wording, quickutz swirls, nestabilities ovals, kars punch/embossing punch, flowers, brads and gems from my stash ~finished with a little glitter.

hope you are having a wonderful weekend ~even with the rain ~hope that gives you some crafting time!!

Saturday, 18 July 2009

thankyou ~dinnerlady

yes another card i made for one of lewis`s dinnerladies (thought this image was perfect with the pinic basket!!)
used the gorgeous sketch over on A SPOONFULL OF SUGAR and followed the challenge over on ROSES ON PAPER ~"summer time" (nothing better than a picnic and ice cream!!)
used basic grey paper, sarah kay ~picnics with daisies stamp, quickutz swirls and tag, nestabilities deckled edged die, flowers, brads, gems and ribbon from my stash.~ ofcause finished with some glitter.

well my little lewis slept at my parents last night ~so the first time in five years i have slept alone ~wonder how my mum slept?? ~how grown up is he now ~ofcause it`s because "in september i`m a big boy in year one"~there`s my answer!! ~maybe now he will sleep all night in his bed!!
hope you all have a great weekend ~more rain i think maybe coming our way!!

Thursday, 16 July 2009

just because

well, just when i thought i had finished making cards for lewis to take to school, here i am showing another one for a dinner lady (3 in all ~others will follow over the next few days!!)
used the sketch over on THE SECRET CRAFTER and followed the challenge over on PENNYBLACK ~ to use "swirls".
used pennyblack stamp ~swing on a star, basic grey paper, nestabilities pinking circles,quickutz swirls, flowers, ribbon, brads and gems from my stash ~finished with some glitter.

i`m afraid i am still having problems with blogger , i tried to visit all your blogs yesterday evening ~ but windows kept logging me off on many blogs ~so sorry if i couldn`t look/or leave a commnet ~i did try!! i know i am not the only one having problems!!

Wednesday, 15 July 2009

sitting here!!

well today i am showing a birthday card for a dear friend~(not a teachers card) ~however i am now making some cards for lewis`s dinnerladies ( that little make came out of the blue yeaterday!!)
to make this birthday card i used the gorgeous sketch over on JUST MAGNOLIA and followed the challenge on STAMP SOMETHING ~ " pink, yellow and green".
used basic grey paper, various magnolia stamps~this wonderful new tilda, summer flowers and background, swing, insects and wording, cuttlebug stylized embossing folder on vellum, nestabilities oval dies, and ribbon from my stash ~finished with glitter.

well fun week for my boys at school ~aaron is seeing the new harry potter film today~and tomorrow is party day for them both and in the evening aaron has his school "leavers" disco ~ and me lots of washing, ironing..... well more mum stuff!! (and able to fit in a bit of crafting!!!)

Tuesday, 14 July 2009

thanks (teacher)

yes another card for one of lewis`s teachers ~last one ~ used the amazing sketch over on STAMPAVIE AND MORE , followed the challenges on ABC "V is for vellum" and on CREATIVE INSPIRATIONS ~ "gems and /or pearls".
used provo craft papers,magnolia,tilda holding lilacs, cuttlebug stylized flowers embossing folder on sparkly vellum (brushed with purple ink), nestabilities ovals, quickutz swirls, studio g word, assorted gems, flowers and brads from my stash ~finished with a little glitter.

well tried posting this card many times yesterday ~but blogger was playing up again, so glad it is working this morning ~ (blogger is driving me so mad at the moment)!!!
hope you have a fun day xx

Sunday, 12 July 2009

dreams come true

today i am showing a birthday card i made for my friends daughter (last year for being a teenager then nicki!) ~used the wonderful sketch over on INSPIRATIONAL CARD SKETCHES, followed the challenges on A SPOONFULL OF SUGAR ~"hearts" and PAPERTAKE WEEKLY "my favourite things" ~well just love these lady stamps, and kelly panacci paper and love using pink on my cards, nestabilities and quickutz, and ofcause glitter!! yes love girly!! also used this fab magnolia wording (been wanting to use this stamp since i got it)

hope you are having a great weekend ~my children only have one week left at school (full of fun activities) ~ lewis was in his classroom assembly on friday ~gosh how swweet are those 4/5 year olds singing??? ~lewis was a plum!! (in the hungry caterpillar story) ~just too sweet!!
well the sun is out today ~unlike all the rain yesterday~ mind you the garden looks so green.... and very over grown!!

Thursday, 9 July 2009

thanks so much ~teacher

well again, today i am showing another card for one of my sons teachers ~ used the great sketch over on MAGNOLIA DOWN UNDER, and also following the challenge on CUTE CARD THURSDAY challenge ~" thankyou miss" ~a card for a teacher.

used basic grey paper, magnolia tilda holding flowers, cuttlebug stylized flowers embossing folder (on green vellum and paper), nestabilies rectangles, studio g wording, papermania ribbon, prima flowers, gems from my stash , finished with some glitter!

well i am so frustrated with blogger ~it lets me upload my creations ~but it has taken me an hour to leave two comments on two blogs ~ my DH paul has even installed firefox for me on my laptop ~but that is even worse ~ (thanks for the help debbie ~ it must be another problem) ~can anyone help ~please!! i am missing out on visiting your blogs and leaving comments ~don`t want to give up my blogging as i enjoy it so much!!

Tuesday, 7 July 2009

thanks a lot ~teacher

well today i am showing another card for one of my childrens teacher, used the wonderful sketch over on SKETCH SATURDAY, followed the challenges on JUST MAGNOLIA ~"distressing" and SECRET CRAFTER ~ to use "3 ribbons".

used basic grey papers, magnolia school desk and this cheeky chap, sizzix corners, quickutz swirls, tag and flower dies, studio g wording, ribbons, flowers and brads from my stash.

well i don`t know about anyone else but i am having major problems with blogger, since a big windows down load a few weeks ago ~last evening i sat down to visit all your blogs ~but it was painful ~windows wouldn`t let me even visit some sites ~and just closed down ~so had to keep refreshing blogger ~driving me mad!! ~seems my laptop is more effected than the main computer!! ~so big sorry if i didn`t make your blog ~will try again today xx

Sunday, 5 July 2009

i`ve been good.....

well it is monday again ~so time for a new sketch on ~this week it is AMANDA`s turn.

i have to say i found this sketch "out of my comfort zone" ~ but after looking through all my stamps i thought these little cute ones looked ok with this sketch!!

used some basic grey paper (covered with glittered vellum), pennyblack xmas critters stamps , nestabilities pinking circles, see d`s wording, gems, ribbon and outline stickers from my stash

so hope you can join in this week with your card(s), and take a look and be inspired at all the other girls DT cards!! ~i look forward to seeing your creations!!
however ~ for the months july/august we will be having a sketch every two weeks.

just when i thought my life was back to some kind of normal ~aaron was up in the night being sick ~so here we go again ~another sick child!! ~i am now waiting for the plumber to arrive to finish our heating system (a two day job has turned into 2 weeks) ~and then the man from virgin is coming this afternoon to upgrade our box ~maybe my blog will work better?? ~i can only hope!!