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Saturday, 29 May 2010

birthday fairie

different one for me today!! ordered this kanban loralie fairies kit from QVC!! ~and just love it ~so had to use it straight away!!!

for this birthday card i used FAB AND FUNKY#25

FLUTTERBY WEDNESDAY#111 ~ "open one"

used dovecraft paper, loralie fairies diecut fairy, flowers and vellum wings, magnolia chocolate stamp, elzybells wording

well the sun is out and paul is cleaning the car , (inside and out ). the boys and myself are watching ice~age on tv!!mmmmmmmmm perfect morning!!! hope to get some crafting and blog hoping done sometime this week!!


yes more decoupage today!! used some papernation sheet i had in my cupboard, for a thankyou card for a couple who do a lot of caravaning!
used the fab sketch over on TUESDAY MORNING SKETCHES#47
MY TIME TO CRAFT#93~ "vivid greeting cards"
used some free paper from a craft mag, paper nation caravan couple sheet, nestabilities label dies, stampin` up punch, studio g wording, flowers from my stash.

hope you are having a good bank holiday weekend.

Thursday, 27 May 2010

get well soon

good morning to you all, yes another card using a sandra kuck image (just love them)~todays card is for a friend of my mums (yes another ask from my mum "can you do me a quick card , i`ll pick it up tomorrow, dear") who is in hospital and loves angels.
used the fab sketch over on SKETCH AND STASH#36 (link on my side bar)~ used this new image, and crafty individuals paper (was trying to be too quick and have put the paper on upside down!!), also not used this popcorn the bear wording before either.
also used nestabilities labels, quickutz swirls and flowers from my stash.

hope you are having a good week, myself and Aaron are going to look round a new school today and another one tomorrow ~ fingers crossed we find a school we like and also can get a place (all the good schools have waiting lists)

Wednesday, 26 May 2010

thankyou so much

today i am showing a thankyou card made using the fab sketch over on ~ (links on my side bar)
CREATE FOR FUN #43~ make a vintage card
SKETCHY COLORS#25 ~ earth colours

used papermania paper, sandra kuck image, nestabilities circles, studio g word stamp, lace and ribbon from my stash.

hope you are enjoying the "summer" weather ~ bit hot for me ~but did sit out in the shade and do some decoupage cutting ~now time to make some cards!!! (think you will be seeing a few more non stamped/painted images from me this week!!)
enjoy your day!

Monday, 24 May 2010

strut your stuff

today i am showing a card i made for one of my mums friends (mum saw this stamp in my collection and asked "oh! can you make me a quick card using that girly"???) mmmmm for one thing mum my cards are never quick!! any way ...............
used the fab sketch over on FRIDAY SKETCHERS #103

FUSSY AND FANCY #11 ~"3 images, 3 embellishments, 3 pattern papers!"

CHARISMA CARDZ #45 ~3D ~ ( decoupaged the head dress and also used padded tape to stack all the layering on my card)

used 3 different papers from papermania, kraftin kimmie vivienne stamp and wording, elusive images corner stamp, nestabilities ovals, x~cut punch, sticky lace and papermania brads. flowers from my stash~finished with glitter.

what amazing weather we have had this weekend, Aaron had a wonderful 13th birthday weekend ~family over on saturday ~and paul took him and two friends to see ironman at the cinema ,followed with pizza, yesterday!!(real boys day)!!

Friday, 21 May 2010

stripy thankyou

today i am showing a card using the fab sketch on SWEET SKETCH WEDNESDAY#50
STAMP FOR FUN#59 ~"stripes"
i have used k&co hopscotch paper, pennyblack stamp, see d`s wording, buttons and thread from my stash.

cannot believe it is friday already, where has the week gone?? tomorrow is my Aarons 13th birthday ~so busy weekend ahead ~ lots of visitors coming round , so must get cleaning the house and get organized with food etc!!

Tuesday, 18 May 2010

butterflies and chocolate??

today i am showing two ATC`s i have made for the ALPHABET CHALLENGE BLOG (link on my side bar)
last weeks challenge was B ~ IS FOR BUTTERLIES ~ i used some wrapping paper for the background, see d`s wording, quickutz butterfly die, finished with glitter.

for this weeks challenge C ~ IS FOR CHOCOLATE COLOURS ~ used some paper from my stash, elzybells just desserts word and cookie stamps. (see my finger smudged the lettering )

hope you are having a wonderful day ~the sun is out here and perfect clothes drying weather (why oh why do i have so much washing every day???!!)

Sunday, 16 May 2010

a baby is a blessing

today i am showing a "baby" card i have made for my brother/sister~in~law, who are expecting their first new addition to the family very soon, (i jump every time the phone goes, i case it`s "the" call.) you may think strange colours for a baby card ~but thought i would choose the colours of the nursery ~ not your average nursery ~ my SIL has painted murals all over the walls~with trees and birds/cuddly animals ~ back in the USA that was her prefered work~ they are a house of artists. if you follow me on facebook, there is a link to my SIL allison, where you can see the pics.
anyway on to the card, i`ll stop my waffling now.

i have used the sketch over on ;~WHIFF OF JOY#78

STAMP SOMETHING ~ " celebrate something" ~links on my side bar

used dovecraft paper, whiff of joy (holding baby) and word stamp, nestabilities oval dies, stampin`up punch, elusive images butterfly, swirl and corner stamps, finished with pearls and glitter. same inside (below)

i am so delighted to show you an award from nicola ~thankyou so much it bring out the sunshine!

now for me to name my other blogging friends who bring me sunshine :~

DEBI, SUE, MONIKA, COOPS, RIET, DEBBY4000, MACPURP, ANNIE, ALLISON, MINA, RHONDA, CHRISSY, ANESHA, JOEY, SCRAPMUMUR, SCRAPPYJAN ~wish i could write everyones name down, as i have made some lovely friends and have all kept me going this last year.~ THANKYOU!
hope you are having a great weekend ~ felt so sorry for portsmouth yesterday (FA cup) ~is steve ok then vicki????

Friday, 14 May 2010 special as you are!

today i am showing another birthday card i have made for my son Aaron, who will be 13 very soon~this one will be from us (mum and dad) and the card below (posted earlier in the week) will be from his little brother > as they both have a thing about chocolate ~don`t know where they got that pleasure from???

for this card i used the fab sketch over on SWEET SKETCH#49 (all links on my side bar)

ABC ~U is for "UNUSED STASH " ~ have found so much i have in my crafting cupboards/shelves to be used!!! ~but have never seen the light of day ~value pack of boys papers, my first ever lotv stamp, some wired shapes ~not so bad is it using them???? what was i frightened of???

FAB `N FUNKY#23 ~ "metal mania" ~ ( wired star and brad)

CUPCAKE #90 ~"buttons" ~just love buttons especially on male cards~more the better!!

CUTE CARD THURSDAY#112 ~ " someone special" ~who can be more special than my son Aaron ~especially with all he has been through at school for the last 5 months.

used doodlebug teen boy paper, lili of the valley oliver stamp, elzybells wording stamp, rectangle nestabilities dies, buttons, wired star, brad, thread and star stamp from my stash ~bit of glitter.

hope you are having a great day ~nearly the weekend ~ i now must get on and post this and get down to arranging some school visits for Aaron and myself for next week, just hope we can find a good , kind school in our area, with good teaching staff who understand the complex asperger syndrome!!!..... and a space for him???

Tuesday, 11 May 2010

thats my story...

well today i am showing a birthday card i have made for my oldest son , Aaron, who turns 13 on the 22nd ~cannot believe he will be a TEENAGER!! just saw this stamp and thought ~Aaron!!! hope he finds it funny!!

for this card i used the fab sketch over on SKETCH SATURDAY

COLOUR CREATE#44 ~ "khaki, aqua, brown & cream ~with circles"

CUTE CARD THURSDAY#111 ~ "boyz to men"

STAMP SOMETHING#100 ~"birthday somethings"

STAMPIN`FOR THE WEEKND~"a card for a male"

SECRET CRAFTER#82~ "3 embellishments/2 papers/1 image "

used k&co and prima papers, wags `n whiskers stamp, core`dinations card, nestabilities circles and rectangle dies, hero arts word stamp, doodlebug square pebble letters, stampin`up circle wording, brenda pinnick numbers, basic grey button.

hope you are having a good day .... time for a coffee and cake now i think!!

Sunday, 9 May 2010

JCBC#62 ~georgia sketch

well here we are again ~monday morning and a new sketch over on . todays fab sketch#62 has been created by GEORGIA. had to really think about this one, scratched my head a few times !! then a light bulb moment ~ the free stamp from craft stamper had just arrived ~just perfect i thought!! stamped it many times on card and vellum to make each flower.

used some K&CO paper, nestabilities rectangle die, free stamp from CS mag, hero stamp word stamp, various buttons, leaves and ribbon from my stash ~finished with a little glitter.

look forward to seeing your creations ~some thinking out of the box ~is good for us!!

hope you have a wonderful, creative week!

Saturday, 8 May 2010

just dance and sparkle!

yes again today i am showing another bright, girly card, used the fab sketch over on :~
and followed the challenge on:~
CREATIVE INSPIRATIONS#59 "orange/hot pink/purple" ~ (links on side bar)

used dovecraft paper, lizzie anne ballerina stamp, kraftin`kimmie word stamp, nestabilities circles, and flowers from my stash. finished with glitter.

hope you are having a great weekend ~waiting for the sun here , hope it comes out tomorrow as it is elsies (little girl next door) 2nd birthday at a local farm ~just hope lewis can cope with the animals, noise, people............. the list is endless (for any of you with a child on the autistic spectum will understand).. what ever you are doing have a fab weekend.

Friday, 7 May 2010


here we are again another bright card ~today i am using the fab sketch over on TUESDAY MORNING SKETCHES#44 - (on it`s side)

also followed the challenges :~

STAMP WITH FUN#57 ~ "friends"

JUST CUTE BEARS#15 ~ "buttons and bows" (hope using this girl as well counts for just bears??)

SECRET CRAFTER#81 ~"friendship"

THE CRAFTY PAD#69~ let us see some ribbons"

used kraftin`kimmie stamp, circle nestabilities, quickutz swirls, studio g word stamp, and buttons and ribbons from my stash ~finished with lots of glitter.

nearly the weekend!! hope you have a great one!!

Thursday, 6 May 2010

hugs and kisses

today i am showing another bright card (hope you have your sunglasses on!!) i have used the fab sketch over on SKETCHY COLORS
followed the challenge on:~ FAB`N FUNKY#22 ~"show us your fancy edge" thought all my circles had plenty of fancy edges!!

used "curtsy" stamp by sugarnellie, nestabilities circles, cuddlybuddly circle wording, quickutz swirls and circles. flowers, brads and pearls from my stash ~plenty of sparkle (as always)

Tuesday, 4 May 2010


today i am showing a card i have made using the fab sketch (on it`s side)over on CREATE 4 FUN
and followed the challenge on PENNYBLACK#99 ~ "lets get punchy" ~used two punches on this creation. (links on my sidebar)
used this fab pennyblack stamp (just love those stick people), nestabilities rectagles,quickutz ballet shoes, xcut corner punch and small tag punch, flowersand brad from my stash. finished with glitter.

thought i would show a pic (below) of lewis holding "barnerby" the bear from his school ~who has been living with us for the last week ~and "mummy" has had to write a dairy and take photos ~lewis has taken that back to school today after the bank holiday.

again can i say thanks for all your good wishes and e-mails ~hope to be back to blogging again very soon ~finding the card making is helping. aaron has gone into school today for 3 hours ~so see how that goes ~been a bad weekend with him though, worring about today!!

Monday, 3 May 2010

ballet girl

gosh monday morning already ~hope you are enjoying your bank holiday!! today i am showing a card using the fab sketch over on JUST MAGNOLIA#53. (link on my side bar)
have used my new magnolia stamp(just too cute), and oval nestabilities, flowers and brads from my stash ~and plenty of glitter.

well enjoy your bank holiday monday (if you have the day off) ~looks like sun here today ~so plan to let the boys let of some steam some where there is plenty of space!!!