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Thursday, 1 November 2012

Early Break - Time Out

Hello to all my blogland friends , I am sorry to say I am going to have to take a break from blogging for a while as have so much going on with taking care of my grandparents and some other family problems , I will still be making cards so not all bad , but the time to blog is just not on my side for the see able future at the moment .
I would also like to say I love seeing everyone cards and the blogs I follow are also wonderful , so for now I have to leave blog land .
Hope to be back with you all soon and maybe if I am lucky have a go now and then.

Wednesday, 24 October 2012

Autumn with Less is More

Well my title give it all away so if you fancy making something with autumn colours then head off to Less Is More .
And here is my card just the one , sorry for not writing much but yet again I got a mad wk on and heading out soon so just doing my bloggging quick.

I know then is some colours in there you might say are not autumn colours but it got leaves and acorns so hope with be let off
stampin up - paper and card stock as well at the tree stamp which is from lovely as tree and inked with calypso coral
spellbinder die and some gold peel of stickers from Anita's

A sketch with Toread

Ok so if you stuck with layout then come and play along over at
Sketch Saturday as they have this great sketch for us and the sponsor for them is Stamp Fairy who will give the winner a $10 voucher.

Crafters companion - Toread card kit and core'dations oh and also stamp for the message and tag die from their own range.
My stash - ribbon and brads.

WOC - lace
Fantastic ribbon - buttons

Bling with paintbox poppets

As you might of guessed from my title its a bling theme from Totally Gorjuss and the sponsor for them is Heathers Hobbie Haven.

And here is what I have come up with
Crafters Companion - core'dations , Darice embossing folder , e-craft to cut the number 40 and paintbox poppet decoupage.
My stash for the bling and purple card for the mat.

Snowman gift bag and tag

This time at Winter Wonderland they wanted us do anything but no cards allowed so I went with a gift bag and matching tag as trying very hard this year to make my own gift wrap as well as cards.

So I best let you know that we have 2 sponsor this week who are
Lili Of The Valley who will give one winner a £10 voucher
IVA NOVA CHEST and they have this fab prize for the other winner

right time to show my card and say what I have used
Like I said early I went with a gift bag and bag base is from Hobby craft , which covered with centrua pearl card at the top and bottom also embossed it and then used some bits from the snowman card kit and all of that was from crafters companion, there are some bling and ribbon from my stash which sorry the picture is not showing very well.

Thursday, 18 October 2012

Silver flower fairy

So its a colour them over at Wild Orchid Challenge and they have given the colours of silver / gold or just one of them, I went with silver as it went with my blue fairy.
And it also means that we have a £15 voucher up for grabs as the prize from Wild Orchid Crafts.

Tilda - for the backing paper
Crafters Companion - glitter card and flower fairy decoupage oh also silver glitter spray on the flowers
WOC - flowers and corners
Pearls from my stash.

Autumn with Thomas Kinkade

So its gone all autumal over at Joanna Sheen , so lots of auntum colours to be used which have to say I am starting to like using more on my work.
It also means that there is a £15 voucher up for grabs to use on the Joanna's site.

So here is what I did and items used
Thought I would keep my card fairly simple as feel with the Thomas Kinkade images that they don;t need much.
Joanna Sheen - Thomas Kinkade Cd
Mirri card - my stash
Crafters companion - e-craft to cut the leaves and core'dations

Like I said a simple make.

Morehead Sketch

Yep we are on week 229 over at
Sketch Saturday and the sponsor this time for them is Simon Says Stamp who will give the winner a $25 voucher to use on the site.

So here is my make and items used.
Fantastic ribbon - for the ribbon border and bow
Crafters Companion - Toread Cd for the paper and stamp from the stamp range, centura pearl card pastel pack , spellbinder scalloped circle die and Gc
Promarkers and peel off stickers from my stash.
Bling - docrafts

Wings of thanks

This time at Less Is More Mandi and Chrisse , have given us the theme of wings so could be animals , planes ect. I went with the animal part for the wings. Oh and its also a one layer wk.

First of all I must say sorry for not leaving comments this week , my brother has been over from OZ so have been spending time with him as he heads back Friday , but will try harder next wk to be a better limmtte and leave comments.

So on to my card
To my card I used a scrap bit of centura snow white card  from crafters companion to make my base, then drew round a spellbinder die to give a frame to my stamp which like the butterflies are a magazine freebie and the inks used are from stampin up - wisteria wonder and pool party.

Thanks for looking x

Red and green winter PBP

So this time it was all about traditional Christmas over at Totally Gorjuss , so of course with the sponsor been Crafters Companion I just had to use one of there stamps as it fitted the traditional theme.

So on to my card and items used
Crafts Beautiful magazine - for the papers
Anita's peel off - broader stickers
Crafters Companion - spellbinder die the oval , tag die from their own range , winter paintbox poppets stamps
Promarkers to colour the image in and finally a brad from my stash .

Big card tree

This time at
Winter Wonderland  we have this photo to get our mojo's going so it could be the colours or babule and tinsel , I went with the colours and also the tree .
Also this time we have 2 sponsors
Joanna Sheen who will give on winner a £10 voucher
And the other is Delicious Doodles who will give the other winner 4 digi images.

So here is what I have come up with and items used.
Docrafts - snowman paper
Crafters Companion - centura pearl dark pack - the purple card - spellbinder die and GC
Joanna Sheen - white card , card candi and indigo blue tree stamp
Stampin up - ink
The craft barn - pearls

Tuesday, 9 October 2012

Dinky Morehead Bag

So its a Anything goes theme for us all over at Totally Gorjuss and the sponsor for them this time is Joanna Sheen.

So here is what I have come up with and items used.

As you can see , I went for a little bag as it was a anything goes theme , don;t get me wrong love making cards but its nice to have change. So to make my bag I used - paper bag from hobby craft , a MS punch from my stash and then threaded some ribbon through which is from 1craft1 , topper is from the every day decoupage morehead kit that I got from crafters companion and few bling gems from my stash.

Toread sketch

OK I am sure by now I don't need to say who I been playing with but in case you just got into blogging or not heard of them , then I am playing along with
Sketch Saturday and the sponsor for them this time is Little Claire's designs.

So here is what I came up with and items used
Crafters Companion - the e-craft to cut the teal mat which is centura pearl card , Toread card Kit for the patterned card , topper and message
Joanna Sheen - card candi
Promarker to colour the Candi

Silver Christmas Bauble

Yes yet again my title has given away the theme over at Less Is More , so the theme is a colour one and its silver , and if stuck for any ideas that go and have a look at the fab Chrissie and Mandi and of course the other Limettes.

So here is my card , yep just one from me again its not even near Christmas and life is getting manic lol

So to make my card I used
A spellbinder oval die cut on the GC using core'dations - all from crafters companion
The a bauble is from Stampin up and I got the bundle as that also included the dies which I cut 4 times to make my bauble 3D and used dew drop silver in
Some twine tied at the top which is from Docrafts
Finally some ribbon at the bottom which is from fantastic ribbon

Autum clocks

So its getting all very Autum like here in Dorset and seems that the blogs  are in thats mood to as Crafty Creations Challenge would like to see Autum colours of reds , browns , yellows and oranges.

Must say I love the colours and also seeing the trees changing colour , just not the rain the I am kean on, oh well even more reason to craft.
And the sponsor for this week is
Digital Delights who will give the winner a $5.00 voucher
OK so the goodies I used to make my card - sorry just noticed the picture is blurry
Stamps - Indgio blue
Inks - Tim Holtz fro the red and brown , the orange is from stampin up
Fantastic ribbon - for the buttons
Twine - Docrafts
Crafters companion - Core'dations

Happy Birthday Crafters Comapanion

So as you might of guessed from my title its Crafters Companion birthday this month so if fancy joining then hop over to CC Monthly Challenge and also whats even better this month there will be 3 winners who will all receive a £30 voucher cool eh , but the real topping to the cake is one winner will get to be a GDT for 3 months , so even more reason to join in this month.
So now I got that all out the way on to my card , oh forgot to say your card must have at least one CC item on it .

Goodies used
Crafters Companion - Toread card kit for the card base , toppers and borders
Hobby craft - the bling

Friday, 5 October 2012

WOC - Xmas TIN

So its a anything goes them this fortnight over at Wild Orchids Challenge and it also means that WOC will give one lucky winner a £15 voucher.

Well I thought with Christmas creeping on us I would make a start on making my own gift bags , gift tins rather than buying this year and make it a bit more personal , plus love revamping items.

So here is my tin and items used and some close up pictures.
Magazine freebie for the papers and message
crafters companion - core'dations and spellbinders die oh and the Gc to cut it on.
WOC - lace , flat back pearls and flowers.
And the close up pictures then I promise you can go .


Thursday, 4 October 2012

Christams baking

This time its all about punching or die cutting over at Totally Gorjuss and the sponsor is Craft Work Cards.

So here is my little make and items used
Docrafts - card base
My stash - peel off sticker and gold card
Crafters Companion - Humphrey Christmas decoupage
Spellbinder die corner - for the die part of the theme
1craft1 - Bling

Toread in the garden

So this time its all about in the garden over at Joanna Sheen so that could mean flowers , fairies basically anything that would be down in the garden.
It also mean that there is a £15 voucher up for grabs to spend on Joanna's site.

As it was a garden theme I could help but use my new Toread stamps

OK so the goodies I used are
Crafters Companion - Toread card kit for the backing card and message and also one of the stamps
Spellbinder scalloped circle die - and GC
Joanna Sheen - card candi and foam pads.
Oh and also PM's to colour the stamp in

Wednesday, 3 October 2012

Love and Marriage

As September is a 5 week month we have a lucky dip challenge which is Love and Marriage , yes I know we re in October now , but life has been busy so this is the 1st chance for me to get into blog land , so if you fancy a visit to then go to Less Is More .

So here is my card and goodies used
Crafters Companion - centura pearl snow white , Darcie embossing folder on the hearts which I cut on the e-craft
cuttlebug folder and GC
Tilda stamp and a hint of Pm's for a touch of colour

The Snowman Sketch

Yes I am back with a card for
Sketch Saturday sorry I haven't been in blog land for a while , things have rushed by and not left me much time to craft , but I am back and hope that nothing crops up for a while . OK now that's out the way on to the sponsor and the card I made and goodies used.
The Craft barn will give the lucky winner a £10 voucher
So the items to make this card are
Crafters companion - centura snow white card and the blue from the darks pack , the snowman card kit
Embossing folders and a gem from my stash.

Thursday, 20 September 2012

Autumn Gift Bag

So its Autumn not just here in Dorset today but also over at Wild Orchid Challenge and they wanted to see lots of Autumn colours .
And boy is it feeling more and more Autumn like , I even had the thought of putting the heating on but just a thought lol , try and keep from doing that till end of October / November , OK less of me and my heating on the sponsors , yes 2 sponsor.

Lili Of The Valley and they will give one winner a £10 voucher
And the other one is of course
Wild Orchid Crafts and they will give the other winner a £15 voucher.

So even more reason to play this week , so here is my item and goodies used.
Crafters Companion - core'adtions
papers - from bits and bobs box
Charity shop - lace dollie
promarkers to colour image and stick pins
Joanna Sheen Pearls
LOTV - day dream image
WOC - lace , flowers and stick pins

Wednesday, 19 September 2012

OH so sweet house mouse

So its all sweetness over at Joanna Sheen Challenge and that could mean sweeties or something just sweet , well I did a bit of both on my card and also talking of sweet yet again Joanna is giving a £15 voucher to one lucky winner.

So here is my card and items used.
Items used
Crafters Companion - core'dations
My stash - for the ribbon
Joanna Sheen - house mouse decoupage - but just used the base layer as find cutting out to tricky but just love the images.

Mulberry Wood - Deer

OK by now you should know that this means I been playing over at
Sketch Saturday and the sponsor for them this time is Bunny Zoe Crafts who will give the winner a £10 voucher.

And here is what I have come up with and items used.
Crafters Companion - signature core'dations and mulberry wood stamp - coloured with PM's
Papermaina- papers and message
Joanna Sheen - card candi
Hobbycraft - glitter glue

Morehead Lion cub

So its all about the Rawr over at Totally gorjuss and that led me to of course my little lion cub and also love cats.
OK so I'll get on tell you who the sponsor is and show my card as sure you all want to get on.
heathers hobbie heaven

Goodies used
Crafters Companion - morehead Cd for the papers and topper
Rayner - pearls

Oval Christams

So its a shape theme from Chrissie and Mandi , so nice and easy and as my mojo is back to normal and I am getting back to been me , well expect for a funny leg , not sure what I done to it but off work so lots of time to craft so trying my best to do it as got to keep my leg up .

So if you fancy a go then pop over to Less is More , and here are my 2 cards and you might of guessed from my title I have done the Christmas thing again , well my new goodies kept saying use me use me Lol.

Items used
oval spellbinder die and a promaker to colour the edge of it and some ribbon from my stash.
Then the new items I just had to use are from SU , the bauble stamp , and bauble die as well the ink island indigo

yet again the same spellbinder die , twine from papermaina and peel off sticker from my stash and yes you guessed my new SU goodies but this time I used lucky limeade ink.

Sunday, 16 September 2012

Winter PBP - for you at christams

Well it feels like Autumn in Dorset today , starting to get a chill in the air and my long sleeve tops are coming out , and of course to me it means even better time to craft and that Christmas is getting nearer which I love so of course that means getting Christmas cards done so I have done a card for Winter Wonderland and they had the theme of Lilac and Lace , something I don't norm think of for Xmas cards but quiet pleased how it has come out so could be using this for more Xmas cards.

Best get on to the sponsors before I start rambling again
Crafty Embiles
Squiggle Stamps

Yes I am getting there , time to show my card and say what items I used , then I promise you can go Lol.
OK so I used
Crafters Companion - Winter Paintbox Poppets Cd for the papers and also a stamps from the same range and the GC to cut the dies which are spellbinders but got them from CC
WOC - lace
Docrafts = the bling

Wednesday, 12 September 2012

The Cottage - page

Well its a anything goes theme this fortnight from Try It On Tuesday and thought would go with a scrapbook page for a change from all the Christmas cards I been doing .

Goodies used
Crafters companion - core'dations and e-craft to cut the letter out and also some Tim Holtz walnut satin ink pad for a bit of a distressed look
Smash book - tape
DCWV - for the bird and border round the smaller pictures.

Monday, 10 September 2012


Yep you guessed it right from my title its a colour theme of Gold from Crafters Companion and also means that Sara will give the lucky winner a £30 voucher.

So here is my card and items used
Crafters Companion - gold glitter spray , Darice folder and Morehead decoupage
Docrafts - ribbon and pearls


First of all I am I am sorry for missing out on last wk's theme but had some very sad news that a dear friend had passed away so as you can imange didn't feel up to much and this week I can blog but not leave comments .

OK now that's all out the way the theme this time is to have some foliage on our cards , so of you fancy having a go then go and visit Less Is More.

Not to happy with my little cards but was worth a try

Thought would do some gift tag cards for men as never have any at hand , I used my SU lovely as tree stamps and a mix of Tim Holtz inks .

Mulberry Wood xmas Doggie

So its all about pets at Winter Wonderland and I just had to go with a puppy as that's pretty much all I can think about as going to get one next year , but we all know how quick the months go by . So less of that on to the sponsor who is Crafters Companion who will give the winner a £10 voucher.

Goodies used
Crafters companion - core'dations , centura pearl , mulberry wood doggie stamp
Fantastic ribbon - ribbon
My stash - pearls
Hobby craft - tree button

Morehead xmas puppy

So its all layers over at Wild Orchid Challenge and in fact they wanted 3 layers or more , something which I not needed the last few days as its been a real hottie in Dorset , even today with the rain its been warm. OK so less of my weather report on to the sponsor who is of course the wonderful Wild Orchid Crafts who will give the lucky winner a £15 voucher

Goodies used
WOC - buckle and flat back gems oh and corners
Docrafts - papers
Crafters companion - morehead decoupage and Xmas core'dations and e-craft to cut the squares
red promaker to colour the flat back gem that's on top of the buckle

Dotty Tree

This time it was been dotty over Joanna Sheen , something which I been a lot at the moment to much for the old mind to keep up with , but I can remember that it means that Joanna will give the lucky winner a £15 voucher , so not that dotty lol.

Items used
Docrafts - dotty paper and message
My stash - buttons
Dovecraft - green chalks
Cuttlebug and dotty folder
Indigo blue tree stamp - from Joanna Sheen and also the pearls

Westie Xmas

Yes I am back playing with
Sketch Saturday and we have this lovely sketch as well as lovely sponsor who is Simon Says Stamp.

And here is ,my take on the sketch and items used
Docrafts - snowflake paper , message and gems
The papermill - green card
Hobby Craft - wooden snowflake
Tim Holzt - Barn door ink pad - to colour the snowflakes
Old Xmas card for the topper
Fantastic ribbon - red ribbon .

Tuesday, 4 September 2012

Sledge ride

This time its all about walking in snow over at Winter Wonderland , which is hard to think of when the sun is shinning and it hot , well I couldn't find my image of a girl walking in the snow so went with a sledge ride in the snow so hope that counts as the horse in walking/pulling in it .
OK so enough of me on to the sponsor who is Simon Says Stamp.

Items used
Crafters companion - Winter paintbox poppet Cd for the papers and mat and then the stamp and messages are also from the stamp range.
Spellbinder die

Morehead soldiers

Well as you might of guessed from the words on the picture its a sketch theme from
Totally Gorjuss and it also means that Joanna Sheen is going to give the lucky winner a £10 voucher.

Goodies used
Crafters companion - Morehead Cd for the papers , Morehead decoupage Xmas kit and spellbinder die
The Papermill - for the blue card
My stash - peel of sticker and gem
Hobby craft - wooden snowflake

Sunday, 26 August 2012

321 - stamping up trees

So its a number theme from Mandi and Chrissie at Less Is More and the numbers they wanted this time where 3 2 1 . Which meant 3 of some 2 of something else and you guessed it 1 of something else.
For my 3 2 1 , I went with 3 tress , 2 words and 1 colour and also just one card as time is not going to be on my side  yet again.

So it is , as always like any feedback good or bad , thanks for looking.
Well as its very very simple there not much to say about was was used
So the tree image came from my new stamping up stamp lovely as a tree which I inked up with peeled paint from Tim Holtz and peel of stickers for the message .

Using my bits and bobs

OK so no need to really who I am blogging with at the moment , but incase you don't know this sketch is from
Sketch Saturday and the sponsor for them this time is The Craft barn who will give the winner a £10 voucher.

Items used
papers and message from the docrafts July Christmas goodie bag
Brads and topper are from my stash
Ribbon - Fantastic ribbon.