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Thursday, 26 August 2010

spread your fairy wings

today i am showing a birthday card i made for a fairy mad friend!!

used the fab sketch over on SUNDAY SKETCH AND STAMP#35

following challenges ~

BELLES `N WHISTLES ~" everything goes"

MAGICAL MONDAY#3 ~ "flowers"

STAMP WITH FUN#73 ~ "card for a girl"

PAPERTAKE WEEKLY ~ "3,2,1" ~ 3 flowers, 2 stamps and 1 paper

FLUTTERBY WEDNESDAY#119 ~ "open challenge" ~ (all links on my side bar)

used fairy paper (no idea who by), belles `n whistles fairy stamp, lizzie anne word stamp, nestabilities oval dies, marrianne flower/leaf dies, cardwork card candy , brads and plenty of glitter ( bit too much )

above i am showing my goodies from colour create for my big win from challenge ~#50 that have just arrived ~cannot wait to play!!

enjoy your bank holiday weekend!!!

Wednesday, 25 August 2010

happy birthday SIL

today i am showing a birthday card for my SIL ~using the wonderful sketch by FRAN (who got me into this blogging stuff a few years ago) over on CUTE CARD THURSDAY#126
CHARISMA CARDZ#33 ~die cuts
FUN WITH SHAPES AND MORE#64 ~ dots/swirls/flowers/text
CREATE4FUN week 34 ~ make a birthday card ~ all links on my side bar

used K&co paper, kanban lady and word stamps, quickutz swirls dies, marrianne flower dies, stampin`up edge punch, cardwork card candy, brads and glitter from my stash

just thought i would let you know if you are into your silver jewellery ~ SILVER BY MAIL have the last few days of their 25% off everything sale ~ get all my jewellery there, have dropped a few hints to my DH as my birthday is just around the corner!!! (wouldn`t be a birthday without one of their little blue boxes being delivered!!)
hope you are having a wonderful week, and get some crafting time!!

Sunday, 22 August 2010

thankyou for ............. CSF#6

well here we are again another monday morning and another challenge over on CREATIVE STAMP FRIENDS ~ ~what amazing creations for our "FRIEND" challenge ~i hope more of you will play along with our challenge this week, as with a friendship card we also need to have a "thankyou" card in our card box, we all need to say thankyou now and again.

so our challenge NUMBER 6 this monday is "THANKYOU".

for my card i have used some born to shop paper, kanban clear stamps, see D`s word stamps, quickutz swirls and photo corner dies, cardwork card candy and flowers, with a little glitter.

also for my card i used the fab sketch over on SKETCH AND STASH#42 ~ have used my new kanban stamps, and born to shop paper, and my neglected see D`s word stamps.

hope you had a wonderful weekend, bit damp down on the south coast ~ the boys did try and enjoy the air display sunday, along the beach, but the skies just opened, and most of the planes couldn`t fly! ..last night it just didn`t stop raining ~wondered if we should have put out the sand bags!! not a good start to our holiday week!!..hope we get some sunshine soon

Friday, 20 August 2010

birthday wishes grandma

today i am showing a card i made for my boys to give their grandma ~today is my MIL birthday ~ as my MIL loves flowers i thought this bear stamp was perfect (and also the boys gave her a lovely big punch of flowers yesterday, in just these colours!!)

used the wonderful sketch over on STAMP WITH FUN#72
CREATIVE CARD CREW ~ "sparkle and shine"
MY TIME TO CRAFT#103 ~"glitter and glitz"
JUST CUTE BEARS#30 ~" buttons and bloom"
PILE IT ON#32 ~ get into shape ~use 5 or more shapes"
CUP CAKE CRAFTS #104 ~ "two is a magic number ~ 2 papers/ribbons/flowers" ~all links are on my side bar

used this sweet bear from lili of the valley, quickutz swirls, tag and photo corners dies , papers, flowers and all other die cuts from a QVC kit i bought over a year ago (no idea who by), ribbons, buttons and bling from my stash.

what has happened to the weather??.. yes we start our FAMILY holiday this weekend ........ rain and more rain.. ok if we were ducks....... what to do with very active boys, especially when one seems to be "scared" of anything new and the other has just turned a teenager??? ..ideas on a postcard please!! LOL

Tuesday, 17 August 2010

love ~ wedding box

today i`m showing the box i made for the wedding card i showed in my last post, first time for me to make a box and i thought it went quite well, i used the sketch over on :~


the following challenges:~

CRAFTYPAD #84 ~ glitz and glitter

CREATALICIOUS CHALLENGE #13 ~ vintage (all links on my sidebar)

used some more of my K&CO paper, nestabilities circle dies, papermania heart and love stamp, marianne flower dies, quickutz swirls, studio g swirl stamps , brad and ribbon from my stash ~finished with glitter.

since this picture was taken i have decorated the sides and inside of the box (forgot to take pic!!)

here is the box and card together, below.

as many of you may know i have broken my epicsix machine , however before anyone else does the same craftsulove do have a few cutting plates in stock , but showing "sold out" on their website, as low stock!! ~ just phone or e-mail to buy.

hope you are having a good wednesday ~i have an "old" school friend visiting the area (her parents) this week and is coming round for coffee this morning with her two girls , so better get organized , so we can catch up with news since she was last down.

Sunday, 15 August 2010

fairy tale happy ever after....

today i am showing another wedding card ~as pauls (DH) cousin is getting maried at the end of august, we will not be able to make this wedding either ~but it will be held at a wonderful country estate in wiltshire (on the invites it even gives an address of a place to buy stiletto heel protectors!!) so i thought a elegant card was needed.

used the fab sketch on FRIDAY SKETCHERS#115

COLOUR CREATE#51 ~ "ivory,duck egg blue and one other colour" ~extra ~ "shabbychic"

STAMP SOMETHINGS ~ " fairy tale somethings" ~can think of many fairy tales that don`t have a happy ever after wedding!!! ~(all links on my side bar)

used k&co paper, magnolia cake and wording stamps (inside and out), marrianne flower and leaf dies, quickutz butterfly die, dove craft corner stamps, lace and pearls from my stash.

below is the inside of the card

now here again is my die cut plate for my epic6 ~ used so much on saturday ~then a crunching, snapping sound ~the room went quiet......... everyone stood still ...and not only can the plate not be used again but it has broken my machine.. i sat and stared at the scene ....then lewis`s little voice said " don`t worry mummy if you are good, daddy will buy you a new one"..oh if only we could stay 6 years old!!!! LOL

.. i just wonder if i`m a good girl..........

Friday, 13 August 2010

birthday shopping

today i am showing a birthday card i have made for some one who likes to shop (well not many of us don`t like that do we??)
used the fab sketch over on SWEET SKETCH WEDNESDAY#64
CHARISMA CARDZ#32 ~"easel card
MAGNOLIA DOWNUNDER#58 ~ "easel card" ~ (links on my side bar)

used doodlebug papers, two new magnolia stamps, marianna flowers dies, nestabilities rectangle dies, cardworks wording and card candy, murray and ethel "girl" wording. brads and glitter from my stash.

card from different angles........................

now can you guess what this is?????? (below).......................

..................... my cutting plate for my quickutz epic 6 ~can anyone tell me where i can buy another one ~this one is so broken, and so not flat!! loved and so used, but so need a new one!!
well the weekend is so near now ~hope you have plans ~or just some crafting time!!

Wednesday, 11 August 2010

jingle bells..all the way!

it`s ok it is not a trick of the light, it is a different card ~ thought i would try again with the same image, from last week!!
used the wonderful sketch from SUNDAY SKETCH AND STAMP #34
OUR CREATIVE CORNER ~" to use embossing" ~ (links on my sidebar)

used that craft individuals image, crafts~too stars embossing folder, sizzix corners and finished with glitter. mmmmmmm little happier with this simple/easy to post/40+ xmas card. (may do half and half with the other card)

Sunday, 8 August 2010

your friendship brightens my day!! CSF#5 ~FRIENDS

here we are again monday morning and time for a new challenge on CREATIVE STAMP FRIENDS gosh and already on challege #5 ~ theme ~FRIEND/FRIENDS.

we all need a special card for a friend just to say hi /happy birthday/ good luck/thinking of you , or to say thankyou...or a card..... just for being a friend!

loved all the creations from our last recipe challenge ~ hope you will join in with me and the rest of the DT ~ just click the link to see the challenge and leave your creation!!

used K&CO paper, lili of the valley stamp, elzybells word stamp, quickutz butterfly die and cardcandy, finished with a little glitter.

also to make this card i used the sketch on SKETCH AND STASH ~( and used my new word stamp and found the paper in my cupboard, i`m just finding so much new/unloved/forgotten stash since moving around my craft stuff!!)

COLOUR CREATE#50 ~"hot pink/saffron/warm orange ~ extra butterflies" (links on my side bar)

hope you all had a good weekend and ready for some crafting!!

Thursday, 5 August 2010

happy ever after ~August wedding

today i am showing a wedding card i have made for a dear friend who gets married in a couple of weeks ~ used :~

TRULY SCRUMPTIOUS#38 ~just love this sketch!! ... and not used this stamp for a while!

SIMON SAYS STAMP~ "sing it baby" ~ white wedding by billy idol (1982)

CRAFTY CREATIONS#79 ~ "wedding/anniversary"

ABC ~" A is for august" ~ well august is a good time to have a wedding!!! (we have 2 invites this month, but cannot make either as on hols)

used this sweet lili of the valley stamp, papermania papers, nestabilities circles, quickutz swirl die, marianne leaf die, magnolia wording stamp, brads, pearls and flowers from my stash. some stickles glitter!!!

hope you are enjoying your day and getting some crafting done .... oh and i have managed to put my blog on my facebook page (please don`t faint at my new found genius with the computer!!) and i am adding blogs to follow, when i find them!!
gosh already singing that song ~could be in my head all day!!! wonder if billy idol is still going??

Wednesday, 4 August 2010


well here is my first christmas card ~ was thinking i needed a design that was simple and could make about 40+ times, and easy to post (flat so costs less to send)!!!...or go and buy some from the shop (cause i haven`t enough time to make that many and also make other ones for family and close friends etc)...... so can you help??? is this card ok ..or does it need changes?? as i`m not so sure i like it!!!
anyway to make this card i followed these challenges:~
WINTERWONDERLAND ~ "no designer papers"
PAPERTAKE WEEKLY ~ "white and bright"
STAMPSOMETHINGS~ "xmas in july"

used this fab stamp from crafty individuals stamped with a big and juicy pad, cuttlebug snowflakes embossing folder, craft-too stars embossing folder, nestabilities deckled rectangles and quickutz photocorners,with some glitter.

thankyou everyone for visiting my blog over the last few months while i went AWOL ~am trying to fit in some time to visit you all ~seems i`m not the only blogger who`s life has got in the way of crafting/blogging, reading your blogs!!
hope you have a wonderful day!

Monday, 2 August 2010

who says money..........

today i am showing an easel birthday card i made using the fab sketch over on FRIDAY SKETCHERS #113 ~ and got my new born to shop stamps inked!!!...and got some crafting done!!!

used dovecraft papers, born to shop stamps, nestabilities oval dies, cardcandy and some stickles glitter.

.....side view of the card.
..and below a picture of my 8 week old niece ~so diddy~after my big boys ~think they were born this size!!! do you like the dress (yes bought by anutie nessy ~need no excuse to go look at girl things!!) ~had a wonderful day(just me and paul) visiting my brother, wife and niece ~lovely pub lunch in the henley-on-thames sunshine ~ sister-in-law had to try the dress on her so i could take a pic before coming home ~don`t think justine enjoyed it too much!!

hope you are enjoying the sunshine where you are!! happy crafting!