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Friday, 30 April 2010

dance your way to happiness

today i have made a card using the sketch over on SWEET SKETCH WEDNESDAY #47
A SPOON FULL OF SUGAR ~ #101 ~ "3D" have used plenty of sticky pads and decoupaged this little dancer.
SIMON SAYS STAMP ~ " buttons, bows and bling" ~as always plenty of bling.
used more free paper, ballerina aster by nutcrafters stamps, nestabilities circles, and heart shaped buttons, ribbon and thread from my stash. plenty of stickles glitter.

hope you have a wonderful weekend.

Thursday, 29 April 2010 no one is watching

today i am showing a card using an image someone sent me ages ago (must add her to my list) ~used the fab sketch on SKETCH SATURDAY #100
HOUSE MOUSE#68 ~ "flower power"
CUPCAKE CRAFT CHALLENGE#88~ "don`t be square" no square card today (links on my side bar)
used some free papers from mag, dancing housemouse stamp, kraftin` kimmie word stamp, quickutz swirls, flowers, brad and gems from my stash ~some glitter.
thankyou for all your good wishes ~it is these and my bits of paper, stamps and glitter that is keeping me going!! hope you have a good day!

Tuesday, 27 April 2010

to a special couple

i am showing a wedding card i made for our postman who gets married this weekend.
used the fab sketch on LILI OF THE VALLEY
and followed the challenge OUR CREATIVE CORNER ~" blooming blossoms".
used some free flower paper from a well know crafting mag, lili of the valley stamp, elyztbells word stamp, nestabilities circles and quickutz swirls. flowers and brads from my stash,finished with glitter!!

again i am sorry i have not been around ~but life here is very emotional ~ and aaron is trying one hour back at school today (so must keep an eye on the clock , not got long) ~ i`m afraid i`m just a weeping wreck these days ~it`s all getting too much ~with aarons schooling (or lack of for the last 3 months) and pauls court case (he has two meetings with different union reps this week) and the sudden shocking loss of our neighbour... please forgive me for not finding the time to visit your blogs!!

Sunday, 25 April 2010

JCBC~61 ~ may the spirit of christmas

here we are again, monday morning and time for a new sketch on, created by ANDREA . our sponsor this week is SIMON SAYS STAMPS!

for my card i have used :~ dovecraft christmas papers, crafty individuals quote stamp, quickutz tag die, flowers, stars, ribbon and gems from my stash. finished with lots of glitter.

a start to another week, hope you get plenty of crafting time in!!

spread your wings

today i am showing a card i have made using the sketch on FLUTTERBY WEDNESDAY#106
and followed the challenges :~
MY TIME TO CRAFT #88 ~ "quick quotes"
CHARISMA CARDZ #16 ~ "quote me"
SIMON SAYS STAMP ~ "things with wings"

used some freebie paper and various sparkly card, this early magnolia stamp, lizzie anne wording, quickutz photo corners , finished with sparkle and gems.

Friday, 23 April 2010

you`re a class act

today i am showing a card using the sketch on TUESDAY MORNING SKETCHES#42
followed the challenge
FAB`N` FUNKY #20 ~ "get it all out" ~used some freebie papers from the back of my cupboard, this fab stamp from kelly (not used for over a year), and these shoe dies .

although the sun is warm and bright today has been a sad day ~as it was the funeral of our neighbour , who took his life last week, we will all miss you Jasper ~ he leaves behind his partner and daughter (who is the same age as aaron) ~ the church was full, standing room only ~we laughed , we cried ........ will be getting out my aerosmith/white snake ......... and remember

Tuesday, 20 April 2010

where flowers bloom....

this morning i am showing a card using the fab sketch over on :~
also following the challenge on :~
QUIXOTIC#21 ~"heavy metal " ~used some brads and a charm

used K&CO paper, belles`n whistles stamp, paper makeup word stamp, flowers, brads and charm from my stash. bit of added glitter.

also today i am showing this ATC i made to follow the challenge on ALPHABET CHALLENGE ~ "Y is for yellow". used glittery flowered card, hero arts calender stamp, studio g date stamp, sizzix letters, flower and brad from my stash.

Sunday, 18 April 2010

dance in the rain

today i am showing a card using the sketch over on TRULY SCRUMPTIOUS#30 , with the extra challenge ~"april showers"
also followed the challenges :~
MY TIME TO CRAFT #87~"perfect pearls" ~ useda fab pearl brad and two pearl stones
SECRET CRAFTER SATURSDAY #79 ~"a day out" ~who hasn`t had a day out when it has rained (especially in april)

used more colour my world papers, magnolia (tilda in the rain), paper makeup word stamp, ribbon, flowers, pearl stones and brad from my stash. with a little glitter.
well yesterday we finished the back garden ~got some fab colour changing lights (now the front garden to do!!) ~ today is my mums birthday so will be seeing my parents today, for birthday tea and cake!!
hope you have a fab day ~looks like the sun is out again!!

Friday, 16 April 2010

twinkle twinkle

today i am showing a card using the sketch over on
also followed the challenges :~
PENNY BLACK #96 ~ "buttons galore" ~ used lots of little different coloured star shaped buttons
CUPCAKE CRAFT #86 ~ "childhood memories" ~ well wouldn`t be me if not with a pair of ballet shoes on
PAPERTAKE WEEKLY ~ "cutie pie" ~well must say she is so cute!
ABC ~ "S is for sparkle" ~need no excuse to add sparkle, added it to everything!!!!! (all links on my side bar)

used more paper, pennyblack (swingon a star) stamp, elzybells wording, nestabilities circle dies, quickutz photo corners, star buttons and thread from my stash. plenty of stickles glitter.

hope you are having a good easter break (well the children anyway ) or enjoying the lovely weather and some crafting time!!

Wednesday, 14 April 2010

want to be happy

today i am showing a birthday card i have made for the boys to give their nanna for her birthday this weekend.
i have used the wonderful sketch over on FRIDAY SKETCHERS
also followed the challenges on:~
CREATIVE CARD CREW #48 ~ " happy birthday"
STAMPIN` FOR THE WEEKND#36 ~"ribbons and bows"
SKETCHY COLORS ~ "pink, grey and white" (all links on my side bar)

used paper adventures paper, rubber romance"bunnie" stamp, inkadinkado word stamp, stampin`up circle word stamp, various ribbons and flowers from my stash (having fun with my "easybow" ~finished with a little glitter.

...and lastly the winner ( picked by lewis and shown by aaron) of my "stamp oasis " stamp is ....number 6 ........ PINKY .... can you e-mail me with your address (found in my profile)
sorry i have not been around, but have spent days re~arranging our back garden, and aaron had a hospital appointment yesterday ~so i am battered and tired to say the least..... hope to get back to crafting/blogging very soon... maybe more hope when the boys are back to school (both fingers crossed) ~enjoy your day.

Monday, 12 April 2010

JCBC#60 crisscross card

here we are again monday morning an time for the new sketch on ~thankyou everyone who joined in with my sketch ~will be putting all the names in a hat over the next few days for one of my boys to pick a name to win the rubber necker stamp. (will post up the winner soon on here)
todays fab sketch has been created by KRISTIN ~and she is asking you to make a crisscross card, which i think you will agree looks stunning. (please take a look at all the other DT creations for inspiration)
this weeks sponsor is DI`S DIGI DOWN LOADS~ the winner is being offered 5 images of their choice!!

for my card i have used brenda pinnick papers, SCACD stamp danni, x~cut flower/swirl boarder punch, quickutz flower circles, stampin`up word circle, inside i used ~inca birthday word stamp, elusive images stamped corners, dove craft word and butterfly stamp ~finished with glitter.

above is the inside and below is the close up of danni!! look forward to visiting your creations.

finally today i am showing my ATC for the ALPHABET CHALLENGE ~X is for....Xmas , kept it simple again this week, just used one stamp from stamp oasis, which just fitted perfectly on a ATC!!.. and again sizzix letters.~finished with plenty of glitter.

well today we are back in the garden, moving everything around and general tidy up ~every muscle aches and so many scratches up my arms and hands!! we look fab when finished i`m sure!!!
i do know tonight we will be watching ~ Young, Autistic and Stagestruck, on channel 4 at 8pm ~ as a mum with my oldest son diagnosed and my youngest going through the prosses ~these programmes are enlightening for us parents ( i hope you can watch too and see what our children feel daily and how they experience our world)
are you still awake???? have a fab monday

Sunday, 11 April 2010

JCBC~ sketch #59 ~my turn ~scroll down for new posts

well here i am wednesday afternoon redoing monday`s post ~yes deleted it!!! BE SURE TO SCROLL DOWN FOR MY NEW POSTS!!
as you may know it is my turn to create the sketch on JCBC ~hope you enjoy using it to create some wonderful cards.
we are being sponsored by stretch and bubbles ~with 4 digi images of your choice up for grabs.

here is my card using JERRICA ~ oasis stamp, k&co papers, quickutz flower circle and photo corner dies and sizzix corner die.

for this challenge i also have this stamp up for grabs, ( i have used my own) donated by dave from RUBBERNECKER ~she stands about 13 cmas tall ( 5inches) tall, all you need to do is add your creation over on JUST CHRISTMAS AND BIRTHDAY CARDS blog, and i will do the rest.

rubbernecker have a great selection of stamps, and offer a free stamp for $20 spent ~well worth a look.

hope to enjoy looking at your creations using my sketch over the next 11 days ~and will announce my winner on monday 12th april, on my blog


Saturday, 10 April 2010

fun times

well today i am showing a card using the sketch over on ~
and followed the challenges :~
FLUTTERBY WEDNESDAY #104~ "used sparkle" mmmmmmm used plenty
STAMP FOR FUN #53~ "3 papers , 3 flowers, 2 buttons"

used some more colour my world papers, one of my first tildas (gosh how she has changed over the years), messy rabbit wording, flowers and buttons from my stash ~ used plenty of glitter.

well as said yesterday ~our internet has been down ~and only just come back ~ realize how much you use it when you cannot!!
well instead myself and my next door neighbour cut back my virginia creeper and took down her fence ~what a mess ~out husbands will be impressed!!! (well the children love it!!)
hope you are having a great weekend!!

Friday, 9 April 2010

just dance!

another spring day outside and another card to show today ~
using the sketch on ~MOJO MONDAY #33

SIMON SAYS STAMP ~ " a card for a child" (links on my side bar)

used colour my world paper, cuddlybuddly ( eva kneeling) stamp, kraftin` kimmie word stamp, oval nestabilities, papermania gems ooooooooooh and bow made with my bow maker!! (impressed are you??)

hope you are enjoying some craft time ~got "virgin media " working in our road today ~so may have no connections later, so posting early!!