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Wednesday, 30 June 2010


today i am showing a birthday card i made for my nextdoor neighbour, she was 30 yesterday (hope she doesn`t mind me saying!!) made (or should i say created) on a little bit of space on my lounge floor (not covered in paint, boxes etc from the decorating!)

used the fab sketch over on SUNDAY SKETCH AND STAMP ~#31
ONE STOP CRAFT~#86 ~" colour combo ~ pink and brown"

used this rubber romance stamp hidden away and never used (gosh she was fab to colour and all that glitter i could use!!), dovecraft papers, stampin`up punch and circle words stamp, studio word stamp and finished with as much stickles glitter as possible!!

hope you are enjoying the good weather ~ i for one have been inside decorating ~don`t mind as the room is coming together slowly ~wall paper went up yesterday ~my dad is just the best , i can paste like a good`un now~ but like many people suffer with hayfever, so being inside is the best place to be!! second coat of paint on couple of the walls...but after that boxing up all my craft stuff...what will i do????? answers on a postcard please!!!!

Sunday, 27 June 2010

shake your tail feathers ~CSF#2

here we are another monday morning and some new news to tell ~usually i would be showing a DT card for JCBC ~ but a while ago the challenge blog was taken over by one of the DT members ANDREA ~who has given us a complete face lift including changing our name !!! we can now be found here :~

every other monday we will display a new challenge, not always a sketch as before ~however this weeks challege is a sketch ~so please click the link and have a go.

i have used some K&CO papers, kraftin` kimmie stamps, rubber romance background stamp, nestabilities circles, sizzix corner dies and cardcraft card candy, finished with plenty of glitter and loads of different flowers/ leaves.

again hope you can join me and the rest of the new/old DT ~ remember have lots of fun with us this monday!!...and we can visit your blogs to see what designs you come up with for this new sketch!! enjoy your week!

Friday, 25 June 2010

happy anniversary

sorry i have not been around but i have been decorating ~ well that was the plan ~decided to strip one wall in our lounge/dinner ~has taken all week ~ as who ever the builder/decorator of this house was put up woodchip wallpaper on chipboard ~with no plaster , who doesn`t plaster walls????? so it is a very slow progress inch by inch ~had to take wednesday off as my right hand was so swollen and felt like cat tom`s hand after being hit by a spade by jerry mouse (in the cartoon) ~so today i am going to finish that wall ~what ever!!! ~no pain no gain!! just the top left hand corner to complete!!
anyway , in the madness, my mother asked me to make an anniversary card for some dear friends of hers, as my parents are going to their party this weekend ~luckly my MIL had this kanban image/card i could use (as my craft stuff is hidden behind furniture/and all the lounge clutter) ~used the fab sketch over on SWEET SKETCH WEDNESDAY#55 ~ i have turned the sketch on it`s side!! added ribbon, glitter, stickers and pearls

time to get lunch box/school uniform together before lewis gets up. have lewis`s school summer bbq this evening with the new class lists up for next september. also have to get organised for aarons appeal for a new school, hope he could be back in education in september (but looks unlikely!! as been told the appeal will not be heard until then!!)

have a fab day and enjoy your weekend!! who knows i could be onto the sanding down and painting by then!!! if my hand allows!!

Saturday, 19 June 2010

just relax dad

today i am showing the third and final fathers day card, as tomorowis the day for the dads and everyone is coming for dinner at our house ~so been trying to get the house clean and tidy!!

any way for this card i used the fab sketch over on FRIDAY SKETCHERS#107
STAMP SOMETHING ~ "summer somethings"
TEDDY STAMPERS#14 ~ summer bears"
ONE STOP CRAFT#85 ~ "one for the boys" #(all links on my sidebar)

used k&co and sizzix papers,lili of the valley stamp, and the sun/flower stamp a freebie in a craft mag, stampin`up punch and craftwork cards candy

well to all the dads ~hope you have a relaxing day tomorrow and to all the females making that happen ~ not long until mothers day!!!!!!? ~don`t know about you but i still get everything ready for that too!!! do us women ever get time to relax??? well when we are crafting i`m guessing! enjoy the weekend

Friday, 18 June 2010

piece of wanted dad

today i am showing fathers day card number 2~ this one is for my boys to give their dad ~ just love this stamp and the wording is perfect as paul is always saying "can i have some peace and quiet pleeeeeeeeeeease" ~especially when the football is on!!

used the wonderful sketch over on TRULYSCRUMPTIOUS #34
challenge ~ CREATIVE CRAFT ~ "for the man in my life" ~ (links on my side bar!)
used pennyblack stamps, papermania papers, nestabilities circles, and my new crafting must haves craftworkcards card candy (even got myself the storage unit!!)
well nearly time for england to kick off ~ keep the boys quiet ~so paul can take in every moment!!

Thursday, 17 June 2010

fathers day card no1

today i am showing the first of three fathers day cards i have to make (for my dad, FIL and for the boys to give their dad).

used the fab sketch over on :~ SWEET SKETCH WEDNESDAY#54 (turned on it`s side)

CUPCAKE CRAFT CHALLENGE #95 ~ "one for the boys"

CREATIVE INSPIRATIONS#65 ~ "one for the boys"

used this great new stamp form lili of the valley, paper from papermania, nestabilities circles, finished with a bit of sparkle and some vellum stickers
hope you are having a good day.... fed up with the football yet??

Wednesday, 16 June 2010

psst is your birthday

today i am showing a birthday card for a friend ~ using the fab sketch over on :~
following the challenge on MY TIME TO CRAFT#95 ~"extra special" (links on side bar)

was great to be crafting again ~but have a bad headache today (cannot wait until my glasses are ready to wear)~although my eyes are not the reason for my recent migraines ~needing glasses probably didn`t help!! hope that means i can get back blogging again soon too!

Monday, 14 June 2010

birthday girls ~girls of all ages!!

today i am showing two birthday cards, each one for daughter of a dear friend who both have birthdays this month ~ not had any crafting time ~so i have used these fab loralie fairies decoupage sheets.
above i have used the sketch on SWEET SKETCH WEDNESDAY #53

~and below using the sketch over on ~FRIDAY SKETCHERS#106

yesterday we visited my brother and family, and had a cuddle with the new member of our family ~Justine ~my sweet niece , now 10days old!!

above paul (DH)~not lost his touch ~seems small after our two "big" boys!!
..and Aaron trying a cuddle without her crying!! (as you can see , once this pic was taken we had some tears)

sorry i have not been around ~but not been at all well.......but can now see the light!!

Tuesday, 1 June 2010


at last i have had time to get out my water colours and do some painting!! this card is for my father-in-law , who has a birthday this week ~thought fab image to use for my boys to give to him!!
used the fab sketch over on SKETCHY COLORS#26
THE CRAFTYPAD#73 ~"card for a male"... (links on my side bar)

used cosmo cricket paper, popcorn the bear stamps, see d`s birthday wording, large sizzix corner die and quickutz corner die.

well our first bit of rain today ~so a day in ~ and the boys are enjoying playing the wii/xbox ~our tv and internet keeps going down the last few days so getting this posting in before it goes down again!!!