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Thursday, 30 September 2010

winter wishes ....... kisses

well at last i have had some crafting time this week ~oh had a play with some magnolia stamps and lots and lots of glitter!!!
this xmas card is for lewis`s teacher ~who is very sweet and i must say looks very young ~but lewis has really settled in to year 2, long may it continue!!

for this card i used the sketch on TRULY SCRUMPTIOUS#42 ~ SNOWFLAKES
THE CRAFTY PAD #90 ~ "CHRISTMAS SPARKLE" ~ glittered everything
CHARISMA CARDZ#39 ~ "CHRISTMAS CRAFTING" ..... all links to your left

used some fab snowflake paper at the back of my 12x12 paper cupboard ~but have covered it up!! (why does that always happen??) some much neglected magnolia stamps, popcorn the bear wording, sizzix snowflakes, cuttlebug snowflake embossing folder and lots and lots of glitter.

thought i would show the opening of the card ~as got the fold in the wrong place for the sketch~but works well ~still time to work on the inside, have used more of the snowflake paper.
better get some house work done ~so behind with everything ~ been to look at another new school for aaron, (fingers crossed and prayers our way would be fantastic) so forms to fill in etc, had hospital appiontments as well...just go , go go a mums work never done???

Monday, 27 September 2010

have a splendid day

today i am showing a birthday card i have made for one of lewis`s friends ~who has his party this evening ~oh what joys ~a few hours in a fun play area with lots of 6/7 year old boys , shouting, running and getting very hot!! great time to catch up with the other mums with a coffee!!

used the fab sketch over on FRIDAY SKETCHERS #121

also the challenge on ~ CARDS FOR MEN #20 ~ AUTUMN ~ well autum for me is the grass going back to green, cool blue skies and beautiful coloured leaves on the trees ~to the "boys" it means the end of the cricket and the beginning of our football season!!

used papermania papers, ellzybells stamp, american crafts word stamp, some chipboard shapes and number ...and no glitter anywhere!!

hope you are enjoying this autumn day ~ we have been having such gorgeous weather ~ clear blue sky but not so warm ~just love this time of year!! (maybe beacause it is my birthday month??)

Friday, 24 September 2010

warm and snugly

today i am showing another xmas card ~ had this stamp for a while and just had to use it!!
used the fab sketch over on SWEET SKETCH WEDNESDAY #68~ just love their sketches and also i made the top 3 this week (#67)..very exciting!!

ABC CHRISTMAS~ T is for tree
LOTV #66~untraditional xmas
CHARISMA CARDZ # 38 ~ anything goes....................... all links on left sidebar

used dovecraft papers, lili of the valley stamp, elzybells wording, nestabilities circles, marianne flower dies ~plenty of glitter!!

well it is friday, hope you all have an enjoyable weekend, and get some crafting time.

Tuesday, 21 September 2010

merry christmas

today i am showing a christmas card ~yes that time of year ~see everyone else is up and running with theirs ~so need to get going!!

used the fab sketch over on LILI OF THE VALLEY#65

followed the challenges:~

FUSSY AND FANCY#19 ~ christmas colours

ALPHABET CHALLENGE ~U is for unused stash ~ well out comes some dovecraft papers which says 2008 on the back, gosh have i had them that long??? my quickutz holly/pointsettia/ circle dies ~gave them all a good dust off!! LOL! (all challenge links on my left sidebar)

used victorian dovecraft papers, lili of the valley new stamp, kanban corner stamp, quickutz holly, pointsettia and circle dies, finished with some glitter.

gosh are we having a late summer ????~the sun has shone for days here and sooooooooo warm!! seems strange to be making xmas cards!!!
hope you have a wonderful day

Sunday, 19 September 2010

our friendship is magic...CSF#8 AUTUMN

here we are another MONDAY morning and time for another challenge on CREATIVE STAMP FRIENDS ~

cannot believe we are already on number 8 ~ " AUTUMN". well autumn to me is lovely warm colours (leaves changing on the trees), cold stary nights and frost in the morning ~ and for my boys halloween!! so have a mixture in my DT card!!! hope you can join us this week for this challenge ~so sorry i didn`t get to see our last challenge entries as i had other things going on at home.

for this card i used the sketch over on SWEET SKETCH WEDNESDAY #67 (link on side bar)
used papermania papers, fab new high hopes stamps, quickutz photo corners and star dies, card work card candy ~with a little glitter.

hope you had a fab weekend ~ i had a good clean/tidy in my house and some good old trimming in the garden ~ was getting so behind ~feels so much better when it is done ~doesn`t it???

enjoy your week ~ and look forward to seeing all your creations, remember the challenge runs for 2 weeks.

ps had my "WIN" arrive on saturday (only ordered late afternoon the day before) ~thankyou Nikki from bunnyzoe`s crafts ~ a big thankyou to the girls at ABC for the chance to win!!!

Thursday, 16 September 2010

rainbows.......and all their colours

today i am showing a card i made as a just a note card, chose the stamp then saw on THE CRAFTY PAD that their challenge was for a "RAINBOW" themed creation, to show awareness for children with AUTISM , especailly one little boy who`s parents are trying to raise money for. as you know my oldest son is on the autistic spectrum and my youngest is going through a diagnosis, so a cause very close to my heart!!

for this card i used the sketch over on SKETCH AND STASH#44 (on it`s side)~ i have used one of my first stamps ever bought and not used, new prima paper and my new nestabilities label dies.
THE CRAFTY PAD#88 ~ " rainbow themed"
STAMPIN` FOR THE WEEKEND#46 ~ "shabby/vintage"
ABC ~ D is for distressing

used prima papers, personal impressions stamp, nestabilities label dies, studio g word stamp, basic grey buttons.

for all my friends who knew that we have been trying to get Aaron, our eldest son, who has aspergers syndrome , into a new school after being beaten up and badly bullied at his last school ~our appeal for a new school , which we felt would be so much better for him, was not successful. today i am totally drained from the 2 hour ordeal trying to put our case to the head teacher and panel, just days after speaking and fighting our case to the education welfare, senco and all the other people in suits that aaron could not possibly go back to his last school, after being home since the end of april. where do we go now???

Monday, 13 September 2010


maybe a little late showing this card today ~ made it last week but time has gone so fast ,with one thing and another ~ used the sketch over on PAPERTAKE WEEKLY ~ needed a elderly male thankyou card ~very difficult as i like nothing better than girly with glitter!!!
used K&co papers, cuttlebug distressed lines embossing folder,nestabilities label die, quickutz thanyou die, elzybells wording stamp,and cardwork card candy.

thought i would share a pic of my two boys and their cousin, taken this weekend at a visit to my brothers!!.. forgot to take one so my new niece (well 3 months old now)
sorry not around lately ~hope to be back soon......

Friday, 10 September 2010

babies touch the world with love

well today i am showing a card i made for a friend who has just had a baby boy ( i know it is not a baby image but i have very few (made a note to buy some ~any stamps you have that i should own??)
for this card i used the wonderful sketch over on SKETCH AND STASH#43 ( used the stamps and papers for the first time, which have been hiding in the dark corners of my craft drawers for a while < especially the papers!!)
and followed the challenge on ALLSORTS #68 ~NEW BEGNNINGS (all links on my side bar)

used K&co papers, lilli of the valley boy stamp, whiff of joy baby wording, nestabilities circle dies, cardcraft card candy. ~sorry about the fuzzy photo ~cannot retake, as the card as it has already left my hands .

well as you can see i am here ~ not sent away wearing a suit with arrows printed on it. the meeting with the educational welfare officers, senco team and uncle tom cobbly and all (although at first we felt very in intimidated with all these faces staring at us with piles of papers infront of them) it went well and paul and myself came out after two hours feeling positive ~ and just hope our school appeal next week goes well ~otherwise we have to think what to do next to get our son an education .
hope you have a good crafty day ~well maybe a hour or two!!

Wednesday, 8 September 2010

created for you

before i start and talk about my box, i would like to say a big thankyou for all your best wishes on my birthday yesterday on here, facebook and e-mails ~just made my day!! THANKYOU AGAIN!!.........
now onto my gift box, made this box using the sketch over on CUTIE~STAMPERS#71

...oh bit out of focus this one ~close up . used K&co paper, stamping bella ketto stamp, scalloped edged nestabilities, stampin`up scalloped edged punch, flowers, charm(which says created for you) and ribbon from my stash.
below is the side angle .

before i go this morning i thought i would share this photo taken yesterday of my two boys just before lewis (6) went for his first football training ~notice the arsenal kit!!! my dad asked why he didn`t have a bournemouth kit (our local team which my dad has supported for about 60 years)and my FIL supports spurs and was not too happy ~men!!!...well the hour went well except the game at the end, lewis`s team lost by 3 goals!!.. he came home and stripped off all his clothes and said "never, ever again "...... and put it all in the bin including his trainers!!!.. i will lovingly wash it and see what next tuesday brings!!

hope you have a good day!

Sunday, 5 September 2010

time for a hug ~ CSF #7

here we are again monday morning and time for a new challenge on CREATIVE STAMP FRIENDS ~the new challenge is "DISTRESS" ~so some ripping and get the inks out for this one!!

i used my new crafty individuals stamps, k & co papers, core`dinations textured card, nestabilities oval dies, cuttlebug distressed lines embossing folder, marianne flowers and leaf dies (seem to be using them much too much)

for this card i used the wonderful sketch over on SWEET SKETCH WEDNESDAY#65

as you may have guessed i have been away on my family holiday to somerset ~what a wonderful time we had ~ this pic was taken by my mum on about her tenth attempt (i lost count) on my camera ~ think we may have lost interest !!! LOL... and we were about to go home!!

below is our trip to legoland ~here is my two boys driving ~it`s ok not real cars , just lego ones ~ and got their licence to prove it!!

hope you all had a wonderful summer too ~now autumn is approaching ~lewis is back to school and we are still fighting for a school place for aaron ~ have a meeting with education welfare this week ~ to see if they can get him back into his old school!! (over my dead body) ~ if i don`t return to my blog over the next few days ~can you club together to get me out of jail???

better celebrate my birthday well then, tomorrow the 7th !!! (cannot believe i will be that old)~ how fast these birthdays come round!!!

have a good day!