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Sunday, 1 March 2015

Simply for Mum!

Hello there, and thanks for visiting me today......hope you're having a lovely weekend. Yesterday was such a grim, damp and bleh sort of day but when I was woken by sunshine this morning I wasted no time in getting up and about and I am now enjoying a cuppa having just got back in from taking the dogs out for a lovely stroll along beside the river in Rochester.......we even had the cathedral bells chiming as our "soundtrack".
 
So I noticed yesterday that the new A Gem of a challenge theme is Clean and Simple......this prompted big smiles as I had been planning on using a particular PG digi on one of the Mothers day cards I will be making. As my hubby is away for a few days, Megan was at a sleepover and Cameron was busy killing whatever species it is on Call of Duty, yesterday afternoon turned into a crafty one!
 
 
 
this card features:
  • Owl in hat from Pink Gem - used the pre coloured image as time saver, but also the colours are fab anyway!
  • faux stitch and sentiments created on serif page plus (times new roman and great vibe fonts)
  • pearls from stash
I would like to enter these challenges:
 
 
big hugs from me.......enjoy the rest of the weekend, oh and Happy St David's Day to my welsh followers xx

 
 

Friday, 27 February 2015

Just 'cos its Friday!

Hello there and thank you so much for visiting me today, hope you are well!
 
As always work, family and life in general has been keeping me busy, but when I left work today I decided that it was time to hit the craft desk......I toddled off to Asda and got a create your own pizza (that's dinner taken care off) and headed home.....today's card is what I have accomplished:

As I often do, I found a sketch to get the mojo kick started, and found a good 'un at this weeks Little Miss Muffet challenge. One of my lovely crafting friends sent me a couple of adorable images with a Christmas card, and its been lovely getting chance to colour this little sweetie.

This card features:
  • LOTV - Patchwork Butterfly
  • coloured with promarkers
  • Papers from a yummy stack from The Works
  • Flower dies from Marianne creatables, with added button
  • pearls coloured with promarkers to co-ordinate
  • Banner die from Spellbinders Celebrations
I would like to enter my card into these challenges:

little miss muffet challenges - sketch



in the pink - cute
crafting for all seasons - dies/punches
i love promarkers - animals
pennys challenges - lots of layers
passion for promarkers - use a letter - B for Bunny and Butterfly
simon says stamp....wednesday challenge - anything goes
crafty catz weekly challenge - use dies/punches

thanks again for stopping by, hope you have a lovely weekend xx
 

Sunday, 15 February 2015

Getting Creatalicious with no squares or rectangles

 
 
Hello there, hope you're having a lovely weekend! So its exciting times here as its my first challenge as a DT Member of
http://creataliciouschallenges.blogspot.co.uk/
 

 
 
our theme for this challenge is No Squares or Rectangles......eek, I thought to myself, what can I do (you want to make a good first impression after all!) so I plumped for a round easel (surprising easy to do actually) and this is me being unusually organised and  having one Christmas card in the box already!
 
This card features:
  • Go Kreate circular and scalloped circular dies
  • swiss dots embossing folder
  • sizzix holly die
  • Dovecraft Christmas stack paper
  • card candi and doily from stash.
 
We have two lovely sponsors for this challenge

 

Vanessa is offering a $7 voucher

&

Wild Orchid Crafts specialise in selling Mulberry Paper Flowers and many other embellishments for card making, scrapbooking and craft projects.  We started selling our mulberry paper roses back in 2005. Since then we've added a large selection of different flowers and colour choices.
All of our mulberry paper flowers are made using natural, renewable resources. The flowers are all handmade by experienced crafts people using high quality materials and great care is taken to ensure that they are made to the highest standard and beauty.  You can see all of our flowers and embellishments on our website http://www.wildorchidcrafts.com
 
Why not hop on over to join in and also check out the gorgeous work from our fabby DT.
 

Wednesday, 11 February 2015

All very "doily-tful" with the Cuties!

Hello there, thank you so much for visiting me today....hope you are fine and well!
I am couple of days late with this post, as my step-daughter has been visiting from Scotland for a few days. She is expecting her first baby, a girl, in 11 weeks time so its been lovely for us to have this time together, and also indulge in a bit of cot shopping!
 
Soooo, we have a new Cutie Pie challenge, and our theme this time was  chosen by our lovely Wendy,
 
Delightful Doilies
 
Whether they are premade or your own die cuts we don't mind, just as long as you are using them with a super cute image.
 
 
Our challenge is sponsored by the wonderful



             who are offering a yummy £10 gift voucher to our chosen winner, but not only that..........


                   ..... we also have this wonderful prize for our randomly chosen winner!
 
Our very good friends at Crafty Sentiments kindly provided images for our DT to play with, and I couldn't resist "bundle of hearts" and have made this card to give my hubby for Valentines day this weekend.
This card features:
  • Go Kreate circular and scalloped circular dies
  • image coloured with promakers
  • gingham paper from magazine freebie, flowery paper from The Works
  • sentiment was a freebie from the very talented Netty here
  • ribbon, gems and doily from stash.
As always, our super talented DT have some gorgeous cards to share with you, so hop on over and take a look!
 
I would like to enter these challenges:
 


Saturday, 7 February 2015

a little giveaway...

I was lucky enough to receivecomplimentary tickets for this event at the Excel in London, but will not be able to use them. if anyone else would like to use them, please leave a comment....in the event of there being more than one then I will do names out of the hat

Friday, 6 February 2015

My Kinda Housework!

Hello there, my lovely bloggy friends, hope this week has been going well, hasn't it been a cold week here in the UK, though! Have had to dig out my hubby's fleecy body warmers to wear to work as an extra layer of cosiness - I'm a June baby, I don't do cold, lol!!!
 
So I wanted to share a card today that features another stamp that was a Christmas pressie.
This is Emily from Wild Rose Studio - isn't she a wee doll! When I put the hoover round at home both of my dogs are shut away in other rooms as they both feel it necessary to try and attack the blooming thing (and trip me up at the same time)
 
 
This card features
  • WRS stamp coloured with promarkers
  • tag is sizzix die and have used cuttlebug folder to emboss sentiment
  • Martha Stewart border punch
  • papers were freebie downloads
  • flowers, bow, button and doily from stash - FYI if you are a doily fan, watch this space???
I would like to enter this into these challenges:
 

Sunday, 1 February 2015

why have one super cute wee bear when you can have three!

Hello there and thanks for visiting me today....hope you're having a lovely weekend, sending you hugs if things aren't quite so good at the moment. No snow in my part of the world but boy is it windy out there today, as I type this post I have the tennis on the TV and no great plans to do a lot else today.
 
So for the card I am sharing today I have used one of the adorable stamps that my hubby got me for Christmas (stick to the list, its easier that way, lol!) and is "A trio of Posies" from LOTV. Which has been about for a while.
this card also features:
  • image coloured with promakers
  • my own sentiment with zipty do font
  • paper from The Works
  • Rik Rak from local haberdashery
I would like to enter this into:
crafty creations challenges - something old, something new an old favourite sentiment and a new stamp
 
thanks again for popping in xx