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Sunday, 31 January 2010

it`s your day ~JCBC#55

here we are again, monday morning and time for a new sketch over on ~today it is the turn of janina to create the sketch. what a wonderful sketch it is this week.

i have used popcorn the bear stamps and ribbon from my stash ~with a little bit of glitter, for this birthday card for my brother tomorrow~ not really sure he is into bears ~but he did have a blue bear as a child, and took him everywhere (even had matching knitted jumpers that our nanna made for them both!!).

hope you have a wonderful week ~cannot believe we are into february already!!

look forward to visiting your blogs ~keep warm and hope you enjoy plenty of crafting time!

Saturday, 30 January 2010

travel, explore,discover.....

well a very different card for me!! no backing paper, no pink and not even girly!!!
decided it was time to have a little change ~so ordered some wonderful stamps , paper packs, and tags from crafty individuals, for a creative challenge to myself ~not sure if i have carried it off , but great fun losing myself in the art of it!!
over on ONE STOP CRAFT CHALLENGE ~ they have asked for a creation which is ~"make it personal"~ so here is a 40th birthday card for my brother-in-law, who is spending his birthday in london next weekend~ as you can see i have used images and stamps of london land marks and added the month and london wording . vellum, brads, string and photo frames from my stash...and no glitter!!
hope you are having a wonderful weekend ~now time to watch the tennis!!

Wednesday, 27 January 2010

with love to you...

thought i would show my valentines card i have made for my DH!! (not done his birthday card yet, on the same day ~bet the postman thought he was popular when he was younger!!) i have used the fab sketch over on ROSES ON PAPER (link on side bar)

used new stamp from belles`n whistles, papermania papers, nestabilities circles,various quickutz heart dies, sizzix flowers/hearts decorative strip and buzzcraft wording. brads and glitter from my stash.

was i a very happy bunny when i received this happy award from a blogging friend ~ , thankyou so very much.
would like to hand this onto any of my followers who are reading this post~as all your comments and support make me very happy.
just a little tale about the card i am showing today ~while making it yesterday ~lewis (my 5 year old) was off school with a bad cold and asked "who`s that card for??" ~ " daddy" i replied to which he answered "YUCK!!" bit taken a back he then added " daddy will hate pink"!! well only a 5 year old boy could say that and give that look of complete disgust and get a smile in reply!!
have a good day

Monday, 25 January 2010

i don`t repeat gossip,,,,,,,

today i am showing a "hello" card for a friend i visited recently (we had a good old chat for hours)

used the wonderful sketch over on SKETCH SATURDAY, followed STAMP SOMETHINGS ~challenge is ~funny somethings (well the wording made my laugh anyway!!!) and over on SECRET CRAFTER ~they have a colour combo picture to follow(deep mauve/purple,light green and cream colours) ~links on my side bar

used K&CO paper, rubber romance stamp, ellzybells wording, quickutz corner die and stampin` up scallop edge punch

hope you all had a good weekend ,and ready for a new week.
thankyou to sarah for the phone number for magnolia ~will be phoning them this week ~sorry to hear scrappyjan ~your stamp set has not arrived either. makes me so mad as i have over 300 of those magnolia stamps ~the pennies they have had from me over the years!! sorry to keep on about it... feel better now i`ve had a good moan!!!

Saturday, 23 January 2010


well today i am showing a girly birthday card ~"yes"!!!
used the wonderful sketch over on INSPIRATIONAL CARD SKETCHES and also followed the challenge on A SPOONFULL 0F SUGAR ~lots of layering! (links on my side bar)

used one of my favourite stamps from ladybug and friends, k&co paper, doevcraft wording, on the inside greeting farm butterfly wording, brads and butterflies from my stash.

this is the first time i have made an easel card ~gosh how easy was that~ must be a bit more adventurous with my card making!!

HELP!!! ~to all you magnolia stamp fans ~ can anyone advise me what to do about my missing winter stamp set from magnolia ~have e-mailed them twice , but no reply ~i have also paid for another years stamp club(for 2010) ~and am very worried the same will happen again. has anyone experienced this before and what happened??
enjoy your weekend ~happy crafting!!

Thursday, 21 January 2010

thanks a lot

today i am showing another thankyou card ~makes a change from "male" cards!! i used another fab sketch over on FRIDAY SKETCHERS (link on my side bar)

used popcorn the bear stamps (decoupaged the flowers and duck), papermania paper, quickutz circle tag (which is only attached at the top of the card), dovecraft words, green vellum, card, bow and vellum stickers from my stash.
cor cold here today ~need an extra layer and the heating is back on!!

Tuesday, 19 January 2010

just to say...

another male card today!! using the wonderful sketch over on QUIXOTIC challenge and also following the challenge on LILI OF THE VALLEY challenge which is ~a thankyou card
used this lovely stamp from LOTV, dovecraft man paper, nestabilities rectangles and circles dies, stickers from my stash.

hope you are enjoying your day!

Saturday, 16 January 2010

JCBC# sketch54 christmas

here we are again monday morning and time for a new sketch over on the new sketch is created by melissa ~hope you have as much fun using it as i did!! ~although i had to improvise a little as i stamped the image on straight and not point to point!!! (if you know what i mean)

i used english paper company xmas paper, belles `n whistles gingerbread love stamp, cuddlybuddly word circle, nestabilities label and pinking circle dies , ribbon/bow from my stash ~ and a little glitter.

look forward to visiting your blogs, must say there was some gorgeous creations using the last sketch.

hope you have a good week.

especially for your 6th birthday!

today i am showing a birthday card i made for one of the little girls in lewis class who has just turned 6 years old, using the lovely sketch over on SWEET SKETCH CHALLENGE !! (link on side bar)
used new buzzcraft olivers orchard stamps, k& co paper, nestabilities pinking circles, cuttlebug stylized flowers embossing folder on vellum, flowers and ribbon from my stash

thankyou all for your kind wishes for my oldest son aaron ~hopefully he will be back into school on monday ~ and the boys who beat him up will be dealt with!!
have a good weekend!

Thursday, 14 January 2010

he sat there.....

today i am showing a retirement card i made using the sketch over on SKETCH SATURDAY (link on my side bar)

used this wonderful lili of the valley boy stamp, k&co papers, stampin`up punch, elzybells part of the full wording, quickutz leaf die, flowers and brad from my stash

on a personal note , if we didn`t have enough on our plate at the moment ~aaron got assaulted at school yesterday by a big 15 year old!! ~ofcause he is very upset and traumitized by the whole incident ~and i must say our local hospital were fantastic and gave him a thorough medical.
with all the problems with his last school~i do hope this will not be a set back ~all you mums with boys with Aspergers Syndrome will understand what i mean

Tuesday, 12 January 2010

have a micey nice day

today i thought i would show another male birthday card!! (few more to make yet!!)
used the wonderful sketch over on PENNYBLACK! (link on side bar)
forgotten how fab these stamps are to colour!!

used "micey day" clear pennyblack stamps, unknown paper, nestabilities pinking circles, and no glitter!! ~although did decoupage the mice!!!

well still no more snow for us since last wednesday ~although looks like we may have some tonight ~boys have their fingers crossed!!
...and still not had my magnolia winter stamp set!!!!
keep warm and safe!

Sunday, 10 January 2010

birthday boy...and no glitter!

well today i am showing a birthday card for a man ~have a lot of those to do over the next month ~are mens cards hard or what???
anyway followed the sketch over on INSPIRATIONAL CARD SKETCHES and also the challenge on ABC~ L is for layering (links on sidebar) ~think there are plenty of layers to this decoupage card!!
used daisy and danelion decoupage cat, DCWV and papermania papers, nestabilities pinking circles, ribbon and stickers from my stash ~and no glitter!!
hope you are keeping warm this weekend!!

Friday, 8 January 2010

just to say..... perfect day

happy "snowy" new year to you all ~yes even we have had snow here on the dorset coast!!
thought i had better start some crafting and blogging again!!
for this birthday card i have used the wonderful sketch over on SKETCH AND STAMP and also followed the challenge on CRAFT CREATIONS ~"black/white/splash of colour (well there was more black ,but is covered with the image) ~links on my side bar.

used my new rubber romance stamp, some papermania papers i found at the back of my cupboard never used!! words by buzzcraft and pennyblack, flowers and brad from my stash.
looks like both boys are back at school today ~ very sad faces then!!
keep warm and safe
still no winter stamp kit from magnolia ~not looking good is it??? come on who has my set??

Saturday, 2 January 2010

JCBC#53~birthday card

well here we are again , monday morning and time for the new sketch over on ~this week it is GEORGIA turn to create sketch #53. what a great sketch to let the creative juices flowing!!

i used a stamp i have not used for ages (cannot remember who makes it), dovecraft paper, papermania stickers and some new pearl gems

hope you can join in with our sketch!
gosh it is really cold here this monday morning -4 in the car ~so what it is in the wind?? about minus 6 at least!!
aaron is back at school today, lewis`s school has staff training and today is paul and my wedding anniversary ~remember it was very cold and snowing when we got married all those years ago!!
hope you have a good day ~keep warm and safe