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Wednesday, 31 March 2010

happiness is being married to my best friend.........

well today i am showing the easter card i made for my husband. used the fab sketch over on OUR CRAFTING CORNER,
also challenges ~THE CRAFTY PAD #64 ~ "yellow/orange/green"
FAB `N FUNKY #17~" spring is in the air" ~ (used easter bunnies, flowers and colours) PAPERTAKE WEEKLY ~"open theme" (links on my side bar)

used colorbok papers, lili of the valley bunnies, upp`ity tree from their "what matters most collection", rubbernecker words, elusive images corner stamp, stampin`up punch, x-cut heart punch, ribbon and glitter from my stash.

Tuesday, 30 March 2010

V is for VASE

today i am showing my next ATC for the ALPHABET CHALLENGE ~ "V for vase" (link on side bar) ...... also i have added V is for violet colour and vellum.
i have used stamps happen ~flowers in my garden stamp, sizzix alphabet dies, vellum and brads from my stash. oh forgot some glitter~oops!! (well the vellum is glittered and the card to cut the letters!!)

Friday, 26 March 2010

spring is in the air

good morning , well the weekend is here, paul now has to work saturdays (so home alone with both boys ~help!!) ..and i am showing another easter card , today i am using the sketch over on SWEET SKETCH WEDNESDAY (turned upside down ~is that allowed??) also followed the following challenges :~
SIMON SAYS STAMPS ~ "easter/spring and some glimmer/glitter"
CREATIVE CRAFT ~ "2`s company" ~ (used 2 papers, 2 flowers,2 nesties!!)
CHARISMA CARDZ#12 ~ "spring has sprung"
FUSSY AND FANCY#7 ~"easter"
SECRET CRAFTER ~"pink, green and flowers ( not sure this qualifies with the added yellow ~well it is easter!!!!) flying close to the wind today aren`t i???

anyway i used papermanis papers, lili of the valley bunny (again), nestabilities pinking circles, quickutz swirls and sizzix corner die ~with plenty of glitter on eggs and corner.

HELP!! can someone tell me how to keep a post at the top of the page for 2 weeks?? i have a stamp up for grabs on monday and need it to stay on the top of my posts!! please............... someone!!! you know me and computers!!
well hope you have a wonderful weekend and hope to catch up with you sometime ~i have been trying to visit you all over the last few days!!
ps ~for those who have e-mailed me about pauls job ~he was found guilty again (after 8 months) of all 4 charges ~so is now going to court ~we so have to fight this injustice.
also i am 99% sure i am going to home educate aaron, he is just so scared of going back, especially as the two boys are still in the school. so any mums who have a child with autism and home educate ~some helpful advice would be wonderful.
sorry rambling today aren`t i???

Thursday, 25 March 2010

reach for the stars

today i am showing a card using the sketch on PAPERTAKE WEEKLY,
and following the challenges :~
on FAB`N FUNKY ~" it`s all in the technique" (showing your fave thing ~mine is stamping and water colour painting) ,
on COLOUR CREATE ~"your choice of pastels" ~links on my sidebar.

used pennyblack stamp, brenda pinnick papers, crafty individuals wording, quickutz swirls, x-cut heart border punch and flowers/brad from my stash ~finished with plenty of glitter

Wednesday, 24 March 2010

how blue??

today i am showing a birthday card using the fab sketch over on SKETCHY COLORS, also followed the challenge on SATURDAY SPOTLIGHT ~ "birthday in your colour " (mine being september that would be sapphire) ~links on my side bar.

used papermania paper, elusive images flower/butterfly and corner stamps, see d`s wording stamp and ribbon/flowers/brad/gems from my stash.
before i go i am showing below my prize from sweet sketch from kelly , arrived yesterday (how quick was that from over the pond??) just love this stamp set from {ippity} ~cannot wait to play!!

hope you have a good day ~ and chance for some stamping!

Sunday, 21 March 2010

celebrate spring

today i am showing another easter card using yet another lili of the valley bunny ~just so cute and so great to colour!!

followed the fab sketch #49 over on LILI OF THE VALLEY, and found nearly everyone has spring in the air this week so a few challenges i have followed ~



OUR CREATIVE CORNER ~ " think Easter"

THE SECTRET CRAFTER ~ " spring has sprung" (links on my side bar)

used K&CO and papermania papers, lili of the valley easter bunny stamp, circle nestabilities, quickutz swirls and flowers/ribbon from my stash. ~with a bit of glitter!!

..and it is time again for my alphabet ATC ~ over on ALPHABET CHALLENGE the theme is "U is for umbrella" .......... also i have added U for UFO, utensils and coloured the umbrella in ultramarine (from my posh daler/rowney paint box) ~bit more difficult this week and less space.
used quickutz Ufo and utensils dies, sizzix alphabet dies, and ollyfant umbrella stamp. (bit of silver glitter.

sorry again for not being around this week ~but a poorly house, with what seems like flu ~we are all feeling sorry for ourselves ~hope to back and fighting ... and crafting/blogging next week!

Friday, 19 March 2010

spring (and bunny) in the air

today i am showing my first easter card ~love the fresh colours of spring ~ used the fab sketch over on SWEET SKETCH WEDNESDAY #41 and followed the challenge on FAB N FUNKY "it`s all new", to use something new, so am using my new lotv bunny stamp.(links on side bar)
used K&co paper, lili of the valley bunny stamp, nestabilities label die, quickutz butterfly die,and studio g wording. finished with some glitter.

i have to say i am the excited winner of {IPPITY} stamps from sweet sketch wednesdays challenge last week ~cannot wait for these to drop on my doorstep!!!
enjoy your day ~we are all still suffering with this horrid chest infection in this house!! great if you love the smell of vicks vaporub ............ think i will finish on that note!!!

Wednesday, 17 March 2010

how green ~6 today!

today i am showing a birthday card for one of lewis`s friends ~ used the fab sketch over on SKETCH AND STASH ( used this new stamp, xcut punch and papers), followed the challenges on CUPCAKE CRAFT ~ "going green", CARDS FOR MEN~" happy birthday" and SIMON SAYS STAMP ~"splash of green" .. (links on my sidebar)

used brenda pinnick and k&co paper, lili of the valley stamp, nestabilities label dies, sizzix alphabet, x-cut border punch, see d`s words and brenda pinnick chipboard number, finished with buttons and thread from my stash.

i am also showing an ATC for the ALPHABET CHALLENGE BLOG ~ "T is for TAG" ~for me.... ......T is for turquoise, three large tags, two teacups, teapot and thankyou tag, tied together with turquoise ribbon!! ~ i have such fun doing these ATC!!
hope you are having a good day ~have been to aaron`s school today and he is going to do an hour tomorrow to see how he copes...... we will see!!

Sunday, 14 March 2010

JCBC ~58 ~boy angel

gosh cannot believe it is 2 weeks since our last sketch on and such a fab sketch we have this time created by karin, and sponsored by SIMON SAYS STAMPS.

please go take a look and hope you can join in with a xmas or birthday card ~or both.
for my card i have used this gorgeous paper from the english paper company, stamp oasis boy angel stamp (got mine form rubber necker), label nestabilities and elzybells wording ~finished with some glitter.

look forward to seeing your creations ~sorry i didn`t make it for the last sketch, but for you following my blog will understand the last few weeks have kept me away from some blogging

have a good week! ~the sun is out already today ~ the future is looking bright! :~)

Friday, 12 March 2010

daisies and sunflowers

today i am showing a mothersday card using the wonderful sketch on SWEET SKETCH WEDNESDAY and following the challenge on CREATIVE INSPIRATIONS ~"charms" ~(links on my sidebar)

used some more of my brenda pinnick paper, lili of the valley stamp, elzybells word stamp, nestabilities circles, quickutz swirls, ribbon, heart charm and brads from my stash. finished with a little glitter.

thank crunchy its the weekend ~ leave last week behind us ~ gather our strength and look towards a new week ~ hope you get some crafting time and to all those mums ~have a great mothering sunday!!

Wednesday, 10 March 2010

ssssssssss something different

today i am showing a birthday card made for some one who is not so girly!!! mmm difficult one for me!! hope this ones ok!
used the fab sketch over on SUNDAY SKETCH AND STAMP, followed the challenges ~ CUPCAKE CRAFT ~ "flower power" and STAMPIN` FOR THE WEEKEND ~ "monocromatic" (links on my side bar)
used some new elusive images stamps, new papermania paper and nestabilities labels ~did lots of inking and for some reason it shows up so much more on the pics??

and finally an ATC for the ALPHABET CHALLENGE ~ " S for stamping."...... also snowman, silver star, snowflake, scarf, and sparkle... seem to be getting a few ATC`s for my alphabet collection now .. wonder what "T" will be on friday??

hope you are having a good week ~will try and stop by soon ~now have lots of home work to do with aaron, now he has been home from school for 2 weeks ~so lots of catching up to do.

Tuesday, 9 March 2010

tomorrow.... your dreams

today i am showing a retirement card my mum asked me to make for a friend of hers, but didn`t want it to be a "finishing" card more a start of something new. i think the wording is perfect ~think we can all relate to it!
used the wonderful sketch over on OUR CREATIVE CORNER, followed the challenges on STAMP SOMETHING ~ "something girly" (links on side bar)

used some more of my brenda pinnick paper, rubbernecker lady, magnolia flowers and wording, kanban tree, stampin`up scalloped edged punch, then added a bit of glitter.

i will not be around so much , as things here have taken a turn for the worst with pauls job (will now have to go to court) and aarons school (had the police on the phone again yesterday)~ i am so drained of energy .. my head is spinning......lets hope my words i have used today, come true!!

Monday, 8 March 2010

happy birthday boy!

today i am showing a birthday card for lewis`s friend connor. used the wonderful sketch on TRULY SCRUMPTIOUS and followed the challenge on ALLSORTS ~ "just for men" ~hope boys count!! (links on side bar)
used some unknown paper found in my 12x12 box, sugar nellie~ pets corner stamp, nestabilities circle dies, the other bits and bobs from my stash

yesterday morning we turned up for connor`s bowling party ~unknown to us it was a special childrens party day!! all 115 children singing, dancing, dicso music , screaming very loud and lights down ~ taking turns to bowl ~lewis cried and cried, holding his ears and just ran out!! not a perfect place for a child who we think has aspergers syndrome like his brother!! won`t be going to another one of those!!

Friday, 5 March 2010

a little glamour

today i am showing a mothersday card using the sketch on SKETCH & STASH,(new paper, bling and stamp) followed the challenges on SIMONSAYS STAMPS ~"mothersday/girly" and ALLSORTS ~"mothersday card" ( links on my side bar)
used brenda pinnick paper, rubbernecker lady stamp, murray and ethel word stamp, quickutz flower circle dies and swirls. flowers,and all bling from my stash.

well we have had two glorious days of sunshine down here on the south coast ~took aaron for a 3 hour walk along by the sea yesterday ~where we could forget about school ~worked wonders!!!! today i have been back with phone calls and visits trying to make steps to get aaron back to school ~it is an up hill struggle, how can you keep your child safe at school, where they can study without being scared of being beaten up??

Thursday, 4 March 2010

R is for red

today i am showing my next ATC in my collection using the challenge on ALPHABET CHALLENGE BLOG ~ R is for red. (link on side bar)
used red/gold handmade paper, quickutz rabbit holding heart tag, rose bud, ruby ring, rocket, sizzix letters and some red ribbon, hope you can see all the detail, as the sun was really bright when i took the photo.
hope you have a good day

Wednesday, 3 March 2010

just sitting here....

well today i am showing a birthday card using the sketch over on FRIDAY SKETCHERS and following the challenge on JUST MAGNOLIA "birthdays" (links on side bar)
used english paper company papers, tilda, postbag and wording magnolia stamps and label 1 nestabilities dies. ribbon and eyelets from stash.
hope you having a good week.