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Tuesday, 6 December 2011

Taking a break

Well its that time of year when I take a break from blogland and making cards, sad ish as do love my crafting but I am sure like the rest of you have lots going on so the crafting takes a back seat . Will try and visit as many of you as I can to say hello but if I dont big sorry now.
Hope you all have a good Christmas and brill New Year and I ll see you all in the New Year ready for some blogging anf fun.

So TTFN till then.

Sunday, 27 November 2011

Just Inspirational Challenge - Week 4

So its another week over Just Inspirational Challenge they gave us this image for the inspiration
And the sponsor for the week is Shelly's Images

OK for my card I went with the snowman as the one I have used is rather cute and I am also using up last years Xmas cards , as can't bear just to throw them away so like to give them a new lease of life.

Items used
a old Xmas card for the topper
Kraft cordations which I embossed and sanded
the stars where cut on the ecarft.

Crafty Creations Challenges - Thanks

So this time over at Crafty Creations Challenges they wanted us to do a card to say thank you to some one , which is handy as after Xmas you always need thank you cards so will put mine in my stash as some of mine always get nicked by my mum lol.

And this week Jamie is giving this lovely stamp set to the winner

OK so on my card and the goodies I have used.

Items used
Ecraft to cut the frame and mats
paper - my mind's eye
message and gems - my stash
LOTV - day dream stamp - coloured with Promarkers.

Winter Wonderland - Nativity

Well its time to get another Xmas card off the list with the help of Winter Wonderland and this time they wanted us to go with a NATIVITY theme , so I went with the 3 wise men as love the topper I have used , esp the colours it has in it.
So on to this week's sponsor who is Simon Says Stamp who will give the winner a $15 voucher to use on their site.

Items used
old Xmas card for the topper
card stock is all cordations
MS snowflake punch
mirri card - my stash which I cut on the ecarft for the star shapes.

Sunday, 20 November 2011

Less Is More - Theme - SILHOUETTES

Well its theme time over at Less Is More and the theme is SILHOUETTES at first I was thinking how to do this and I amazed myself that I did 2 cards . So hope they fit the bill with Mandi and Chrissie as not sure if I understood the theme . So I am sure them and you will let me know.

Card 1
Items used
red card - my stash
image - dancing with shadows - Joanna Sheen
Gems - 1crafts1

Items used
card base - papermaina
Thanks - done on the ecraft and cordations card stock.

A cutie and some swirls

I am entering this card into 2 blogs as it fits into the cutie theme at Winter wonderland  and the swirly Whirly theme at Totally Gorjuss.

OK so the sponsors for winter wonderland are
Stichy Bear Stamp Shop who are giving $10.00 to use on theirsite and the 2nd one is
Sentiments 4 U who are giving $10.00 to use on their site.

And the sponsor for Totally Gorjuss is
Simon Says Stamp who are giving $10.00 to use on their site.

OK so that's all the important bits done time to show my card
Item used
red card - the paper mill
ribbon - fantastic ribbon
large swirls where done on the ecraft and cordations card stock
the small swirl is - Tim Holtz - which I used a red Pm on
Pearls my stash
Doggie and gifts - LOTV - PM's to colour.

Just Magnolia - Ribbons

This time over at Just Magnolia they wanted some ribbon on cards - YAY and huge smiles , love ribbon . And they also have one of my fave sites as the sponsor for the week and a fab prize
Wild Orchids Crafts with this lovely prize

Lovely prize ain't it , really must get round to ordering some more , will be on the cards as soon as this silly things called bills out the way.

OK so time to show my card and say what lovely goodies where used.
Item used
cordations card stock for the base and border which was cut on the cuttlebug and so was the butterfly , the die are from the heartfelt creative range - spellbinders do.
ribbon and gems - 1craft1
Mat for Tilda was done on the ecarft
Tilda as a butterfly coloured with PM's

Saturday, 19 November 2011

Just Inspirational Challenge - week 3

Well for week 3 at Just Inspirational Challenge we have this cute image for inspiration.
So guess its time for me to tell you the sponsor for the which is Crafty Sentiments Designs .

OK some on to my card and where my idea came from for it.
Items used
cordations card for the base
decoupage - Humphrey Xmas set - crafters companion
card Candi - Joanna Sheen.

OK so the reason I went for the image on my card is because the image we were given for this week inspiration made me think of hugs and whats better than a hug from a mummy and been little and snuggling up in bed having a story read.
I also picked out the pink and orange from the image.

Friday, 18 November 2011

Crafty Creations Challenges - Recyle recyle recyle

This time over at Crafty Creations Challenges they wanted us to have some reclyed on our work and as I have a scrapbook pages to be done thought would get one of them done with this theme.
Oh and the sponsor for the week is Denna' s shop with the prize been 4 oringal images .

Item used
Cordations blue card
card for the squares and flowers Anna Griffin
large button - fantastic ribbon
my reclyed items are the small button from a old T shirt and the metal flower is from a necklace I no longer liked.
the numbers , flowers and large squares were done on the ecraft
scalloped square grand dies for the pictures.

Sunday, 13 November 2011

Needle felting

Just thought I would share some picutres of some needle felting I have done my 1st go , the flower I did at my art and crafts club and the thing my teddy bear is sitting is meant to be a chair lol.

Really enjoyed it so might have to find a space some where in my flat to add this hobby to my collection lol.

Less Is More - Leaves

Well is time for another bit of clean and simple over at Less Is More and this time Mandi and Chrissie wanted us to have leaves on our cards , at 1st I thought oh heck I got no leave stamps but then I thought hold I am sure I got some Xmas stamps hidden away with holly on it and yes I was right I did - so huge smiles here as don't like to miss a week .

So before I bore you with a big ramble I ll get on and show my card - yes just one card this week .
Items used
spellbinder die for the bossing which the picture dose not show very well but promise its there
message and holly stamp - docrafts - coloured with Promakers
for the berries I used glitter glue from my stash.

Totally Gorjuss - Christams Tradtion

So over at Totally Gorjuss they wanted us to have a Christmas tradition on card , I went with Humphrey Decoupage as so love these images and the image I chose was what my grandma and I like to do Xmas morning .
So on to this weeks sponsor who is crafters Companion who will give the winner a £10 voucher to use on their site.

Items used
8x8 card base
MS - border punch
gems - my stash
peel off - hobby craft
decoupage - Humphrey Xmas - crafters companion.

Winter Wonderland - A Christmas Mouse

This time at Winter Wonderland they wanted us to have a mouse on card , so of course it had to be house mouse for me .
Before I forget the sponsor for the week is crimson Cloud who are offering the winner 3 packs of die cuts.

Osssp nearly forgot to put a pic of my card , really not with it today

Items used
Backing paper - freebie from crafters companion
Mirri card - papermaina
Decoupage and message - House Mouse - Joanna Sheen
Spellbinder - edge die - GC

Just Inspirational Challenge - week 2 - Remberance

Gor is it really week 2 over at Just Inspirational challenges this week they wanted us to go with remembrance and this was the image they gave us to give us ideas.

And the sponsor for the week is

Mel Jen Designs  who are offering 4 images of the winners choice.

For my card I went with a red rose and kept my card simple as did nt want to take away from the image .
Items used
Red mirri card - my stash
Topper - is a book mark
Gems - A1 crafts

Thursday, 10 November 2011

Less Is More - Red and orange

 Ok so its time for a colour challenge from Mandi and Chrissie at Less Is More
Decied that I would do 2 cards as have nt made any for a while as was having fun at the NEC , so loved it so I am already saving for next year.
Ok I ll get on and show my cards
Card 1
Items used = flower stamps - docrafts crafts - coloured with promarkers and gems from my stash
card 2
Items used - cordations card - flower - wild orchids and button is from stash.  and this time they wanted to go with red and orange .

Try It On Tuesday - tag with peel off's

So its tag time again at Try it On Tuesday this time they wanted our tags to have peel off stickers on them , have nt used mine for ages so quiet enjoyed having a play with them again.

Items used
well you might of guessed peel off stickers from my stash
ribbon - off a b day gift
paper - magazine freebies.

Wild Orchid Challenge - Brown and blue

Well its a colour theme over at Wild Orchid Challenge and the colours they wanted us to use are brown and blue. Colours I have never used together but will do more from now on.
And we are extra lucky this week as we have 2 sponsors
Lilly of the valley who are offering a £10 voucher as the prize .
And the 2nd sponsor is wild orchids crafts with this lovely prize

OK so on to my card

Lilly of the valley - cupcake stamp - coloured with Promakers - Got a whole load of their stamps at the NEC , so love them , this is defo a new addiction for me lol
flowers - wild orchids crafts
embossing folders - cuttlebug
Ribbon - my stash
Glitter glue - hobby craft.

Crafty Creations Challenges - Kraft/brown - white/cream and a colour

This time at Crafty Creations Challenges is a colour theme of Kraft/brown - White/cream and one other colour.
And the sponsor for the week is Doodles by Hope Jacare and the winner will get to chose any 3 images as their prize.

Items used
Kraft cordations - Tim Holtz
white and ginger bread card - Christmas cordations - crafters companion
Letters - my stash.
My other colour was the red.

Wednesday, 9 November 2011

CC Monthly Challenge - Let it snow - let it snow - let it snow

This month over at CC Monthly Challenge they wanted us to go Xmas with let it snow , let it snow , let it snow as the theme , so of course to me that meant get my Humphrey out for a play.
And of course the lovely Sara is sponsoring the month with a £30 voucher as the prize.

Items used
red card - the paper mill
cordations - white wash - crafters companion
ribbon - hobbycraft
buttons - my stash
and of course the decoupage is from crafters companion.

Totally Gorjuss - Its sketch time

So its time for it to be sketch week again at Totally Gorjuss and here is the sketch

And the sponsor for this week is Joanna Sheen

Items used
Well everything I have used it from the fairylopis card kit from crafters companion.

Just Inspirational Challenge - week 1

For the 1st week at Just Inspirational Challenges we had this picture to give our MOJO's a boost
And the sponsor for the 1st week is Bugaboo Stamps

So here is my card , I decided to got with the colours from the picture for my card.
Items used
Grand spellbinder oval die
cordations card
flower fairy - local Charity shop
message - my stash
Flowers - wild orchids.

Wednesday, 2 November 2011

Try It On Tuesday - unsal shaped card

This time at Try It On Tuesday they wanted us to go unusual with unusual shaped card , which I am happy about as got a new grand die to try out . As its a card week it means the sponsor for this week is One stop cards who are offering a £10 voucher to use on their site.

Items used
Grand scalloped circle die
card - crafters companion
ribbon and flowers my stash
Humphrey stamp - crafters companion - coloured with promakers and glitter glue.

Crafty Creations Challenges - Green , Purple and Sliver - oh some snow

This time at Crafty Creations Challenges they had a colour theme for us of Green , Purple and Sliver oh and some snow. Oh before I get on and show you my card I best say who the sponsor is Stretch and Bubbles who are offering 5 digital stamps as the prize.

Items you
Snowflake embossing folder
Silver ink - Dew Drops
Purple card and stamp - my stash - stamp was inked with green ink from hobby craft
Ribbon - from the range
for the snow part of the challenge I used pearls from docrafts.
Will use these colours more often as love how they look together.

Monday, 31 October 2011

Less Is More - lucky dip - stars

So over at Less Is More this time Mandi and Chrissie had gone for a lucky dip which ended up giving us the theme of stars on cards , not sure if mine are good enough this week , loved the theme but not sure about my cards are quiet clean and simple enough esp the 2nd one.

OK so here is card 1
Items used
stamp - Anita's - inked - Tim Holtz
stars - from my stash.
Think my camera is dying as its not always liking taking pics so sorry for if it looks odd.

Card 2
The one I am not sure about.

Items used
a old Xmas card
ribbon - American crafts
flower gems - my stash.

Winter Wonderland - Clean and simple

This time at Winter Wonderland they wanted us to go all clean with a clean and simple card , so love this style of card. Before I get on to a ramble I ll get on and tell you the sponsor who is Simon Says stamp who is offering a $15 gift voucher to use on the site.
OK so time to show my card.
As its a clean and simple card there is not alot to say about what i ve used lol
topper - a old Xmas card
dark blue and light blue card for the mats is from the papermill.

Crafty Creations Challenges - Leaves and beautiful fall pallette

This time at Crafty Creations Challenges they wanted us to have leaves and some Autumn colours on cards.
And the sponsor for the week is Whiff of Joy with this stamp as the prize.
OK so guess I best show you my card and let you know what was used to make it.

Items used
BP - magazine freebie
message - Anita's which I coloured with ink from stash
cordations card , sanded
Ribbon - was off a birthday gift.

Wild Orchids Challenges - Santa Is coming to town

Well its time again to play over at Wild Orchids Challenges with the theme been Santa is coming to town so they wanted to see Santa on our work. And of course we have a fab prize up for grabs from Wild Orchid Crafts with this lovely prize.
OK so on to my card and the goodies I have used to make it.

Items used
red card - the paper mill
green card - cordations - which I ran through my ribbler and sanded
Grand spellbinder die - scalloped circles - mirr card - docrafts
father Xmas topper - a old Xmas card
flowers of course from wild orchids.

Just Magnolia - Merry Christams

Over at Just Magnolia this time they wanted us to go all merry with the theme of merry christmas , huge smiles here as love the run up to xmas and also love the sponsor they have this week who are The Ribbon Girl with this fabby prize.


Items I have used
Kraft cordations - crafters companion
xmas pudding - is from a old xmas card
embossing folder - snowflakes - cuttlebug - sanded
tilda on gift coloured with Promarkers and glitter from my stash.

Wednesday, 26 October 2011

Less Is More - POLKA DOTS

Well its going  a bit dotty over at Less Is More this time Mandi and Chrissie wanted us to going dotty with Polka dots on our cards . Loved this theme as it gave me a chance to play with my new cordations card stock.
But just one card from me this week as have had some lovely family time this week
Items used
Dotty folder - procraft - used on the cuttlebug
Cordations white wash
topper - a old Xmas card
Gem - my stash

Winter Wonderland - Vintage Christams

Over at Winter Wonderland this time they wanted us to do a vintage image and straight away I knew what image I wanted to use .
The sponsor for this week is Delicious Doodles who are offering 3 digital images as the prize.
Items used
Kraft card - paper manina
Coradations card stock - which I sanded and embossed
Dollie - wild orchids which I inked with silver ink - dew drops
mirri card for the corner from my stash - die used spellbinders creative range
peel off my stash
Topper - a old Xmas card.
Gems - hobby craft

Totally Gorjuss - Pastel Christmas

This time over at Totally Gorjuss they wanted to have a pastel christams , so as I have a few girlie xmas cards to do thought would use different shades of pastel pinks.
Oh before I forget no that you could with this sponsor who is Lilly of the Valley
Items used
card - papermania
mirri card - my stash
flower gems - hobby craft
Decoupage - Lottie from the Humperhy decoupage xmas set - crafters companion

Wednesday, 19 October 2011

Less Is More - A Cocktail

Well Mandi and Chrissie got me thinking again with this theme at Less Is More of a Cocktail - but in the end I went with the drink kind as that's all my mojo and stash had lol.

Sorry for not writing much but wanted to make sure I got time to visit as many of your blogs as poss this week.
OK so the items used are
topper - from a old b day card and some mirri card from my stash and I went with the wonky angle as I can never get things straight lol

Winter Wonderland - Robin Redbreast

This time at Winter Wonderland they wanted us to have robin or robins on projects , I just cant help but a Xmas card us not right without a robin so loved this week's theme and also the fact we have 2 sponsors who are
Pink Gem Designs who are offering 4 digital images
And the 2nd is
Squiggle Stamps who are offering 2 digital images

Items used
Robin paper - docrafts
Message and frame round the robin - kanban
robin topper is from a old Xmas card
gems - hobby craft

Try It On Tuesday - Taking to the sky

OK so its another open theme over at Try It On Tuesday with the theme been taking to the Sky's . So hope what I have done fits it OK as birds take to the sky well that's my thought lol.
Kept it fairy simple on what I used as thought the stamp did it all.
Tim Holtz - distress ink - which i sprayed water on as want a very oldie look
Stamp - La Blanche
Brads - my stash

Totally Gorjuss - Bingo

Well over at Totally Gorjuss they wanted us to play a bit of BINGO and chose 3 items from the list bet you cant guess what mine are lol.
And the sponsor for the week is Simon Says Stamp who is giving a $10 voucher to use on the site.

So my 3 from the list are Lace , Buttons and Bling - see told you it would be hard to guess lol
So on to the items I have used.
Card stock and message - Kanban
Lace - Wild Orchids
Gems - my stash.

Just Magnolia - Distressed

This time at Just Magnolia they wanted us to get a bit distressed , which I love doing only on card making BTW lol.
And the sponsor for the week is who are giving a voucher for 15 Euros to spend on their site.

Thought I go with a DL card for a change.
Items used
MS-border punch
Red and green - cordations card which I sanded and inked unfortunately I covered most of it up silly me.
Tilda with wreath and Noel message - coloured with PM's and glitter glue