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Thursday, 30 September 2010

A Wee Tree~


What a really busy day I have had today, not a minute to creaft 'till about two hours ago.
I have been crafting and watching "The Full Monty" on tv. My sister and I love that film, and even though it's on tv about once every three months we just have to watch it. We text each other all the way through it laughing and saying this is my favorite bit...always makes me feel happy, a feel good movie! (But thats just my opinion)!

I have made an Easle Christmas card tonight, I don't think you can ever make enough Christmas Cards, think I needed about 200 last year!!
This is the WOJ stamp that I managed to win on ebay a few weeks ago, along with another one, I think it's so sweet.

The papers used are MME Christmas stack, and I have added a couple of brads, a button and a Craftwork Cards sentiment.
I have entered the following challenges:

Creative Inspirations--Christmas
Charisma Ch--Christmas
Tamiko's Ch--Buttons & Brads
ABC Ch--Easle Card
The Sweet Stop--Sketch
ABC Christmas Ch--Tree (and added button)


Get Well Soon~

Hi All~

No! I am not ill........although I am recovering from a bit of a cold.

"Get well soon" is the title of my recent card. Bought this LOTV image and have not used it 'till now...How cute is it?
I get asked for Sympathy and Get well cards so have made this one for my stash.
I was not sure what colours to use on the image, but luckily for me, the packaging on the LOTV stamps have a coloured image, so that helped alot.
My background "frame" paper is Prima's Annalee Collection, very ornate papers but nice. Tiny flowers are also Prima called Tiny Tots.
Spot and stripe papers are MME Christmas stack. Punch is a MS and the image is coloured with Pro-markers.

Challenges Entered:

A Spoonfull of Sugar--Spots and Stripes
Die Cut Dreams--Teddy Bears
Simple Doodles--Pink and Green
Papertake Ch--Sketch


Tuesday, 28 September 2010

Anya in Pink and Brown~

Hiya All~

I have made an Anya card today in Pink and Brown, unfortunatly it looks like I made a card in "Orange and Brown!! BUT I promise it's a trick of the camera...Bl**dy camera, I am no David Bailey, but I am sure this camera does it on purpose just to wind me up!!

I made a card today in Pink and Brown, using the beautiful Anya.
I have tried to make the card a little vintage and distressed, hope I have pulled it off...
I have used some Eskimo Kisses paper, a Nestie, NS flowers, Hobbyhouse pearls, Tim Holtz Tea Dye ink, ribbon from my stash.

Entered into:

Alphabet Ch--Vintage
Anyone For Anya--Sketch
Creative Card Crew--Flowers
Craftilicious--Autumn Colours
Passion For Pro-Markers--Vintage Shabby Chic


Sunday, 26 September 2010

Sitting Waiting For Autumn~


Tonight's card~I have used the gorgeous Magnolia Tilda image. I feel like it is ages since I have used her, but it's only about half a dozen post ago! Lol

I chose the challenge at Creative Inspiration for their "use two stamps" challenge. I knew I had this great Whiff of Joy Bench and I have used it before, it fits almost all the sitting Tilda's perfectly and I like it alot. I have stamped Tilda and paper pieced her little dress, I have then masked her to stamp the bench, I like doing all these techniques.

DP are from Basic Grey's Eskimo Kisses Pad, it's a very nice Christmas Pad with lovely traditional and untraditional designs.
I have used my new Nestie shape for the matt, and the swirl is from a Magnolia Die, however not sure you can see it as I chose a very pale biscuit colour for it.
I have used lace, flowers and pins from my stash and have cut leaves from a NS punch.
Stickles and gems have been added for a bit of bling!

Just Magnolia--Sketch
Totally Tilda--Glitter/Sparkle
MDUC--Flowers and Lace
Creative Inspirations--2 or more Stamps
Stamp Something--Fall Colours
Stamptacular Sunday--Autumn
The Corrosive Ch--Masking
Crazy 4 Challenges--Bling
Magnolia Stamp Lovers--Lace


BIG Reindeer~

Hi All~

What a whopper this Reindeer is! I just love the way the image is made "head on" and with the little Wee sitting riding on top....Sssoo sweet~
I have chosen Lilac colours yet again, oh no I am getting a bit samey (Is that a real word?)
I promise to make my next Christmas card in red &/or Green!!

My mum likes traditional cards, so when I make some for her I will have to make them that colour combo anyway she won't like Lilac I don't think.

Don't know where the lilac checked paper came from. The plain is co-ordinate cardstock. I have matted image on a Nestie shape. The large snowflake is a MS punch as is the border punch, I have used the little snowflake leftovers as embelishments with tiny Hobbyhouse pearls in the middle. The gorgeous sentiment is Magnolia, I really was pleased when I saw this on a stall at Harrogate, I have seen others use it and think it is lovely on a Christmas Card. I have stamped and clear embossed the image and sentiment to give it that glossy look.

I have entered:

Die Cut Christmas Ch--Furry friends
Friday Sketchers--~Sketch
One Stop--Snowflakes
Polycraft--Cute and Cudly
Papertake Weekly--Animals
Saturday Challenge--Lilac and Silver
Totally Gorgeous--Christmas


Saturday, 25 September 2010

Made For A Competition~


Just thought I would share with you a card I have made for the craft show Competition at Port Sunlight.

Port Sunlight is a lovely village near Liverpool, built by William Hesketh Lever for his Sunlight soap factory workers in 1888.
Each year it holds an Autumn Stamp Festival and it's the largest specialist for rubber stamps in the North West.

It is about 3 hours drive from where I live, my friend Margaret books coach and tickets for a lovely group of crafting ladies, we have a great day and spend too much money!!

Well~ they also hold a competition on the day, and you are welcome to enter. Last year it was a wedding theme, and this year it's "Just Black and White", nothing more, not even grey, so hopefully you will think tonights card will qualify.
It's hard not putting even a splash of colour on, but this wonderful Crafty Individual Flower stamp is always lovely just stamped and embossed, so that's what i have done. I have used the brick embossing Tim Holtz folder in the background (don't think it shows up on camera, but looks ok on the real thing) and have added a "Perfect Day" sentiment on top of my new Nestie Tag, which I love. To finish off I have added just a couple of pearl white gems.

The quality and amount of cards they get entered, are fantastic. It is lovely to see how people interpret the set theme.

I have managed to enter this card into the following challenges:

Allsorts--Plain and Simple
Colour Create--All White


Friday, 24 September 2010

LOTV Christmas Girl~

Hi All~

I said I would be back tonight and here I am!

Hubby will be well under way drinkin' his beer at the Beer Festival, hope he is not hungover in the morning. Is it just me or are men a bit on the Pathetic side when they have a headache!!!

Tonight I have had a good old craft. Did a spot of Scrapbooking, made a couple of gift bags and managed to finish this LOTV card too.....'Cor I need a Blue Peter Badge me thinks!! (Would settle for a sober hubby!! Lol)

Tonights card is for a couple of challenges, and is to add to my Christmas Card stash. In about 90 days I am going to need this card!! (Sorry)

Over on LOTV challenge they wanted an Untraditional Christmas Colour Card, so I think Lilac is ok for that, and as it happens Crafts 4 Eternity wanted Lilac and Lace, as well as this lovely sketch. So all good.

I adore this LOTV image and it was one of the stamps on my list for the Harrogate show, glad I managed to get it, she looks so sweet with her big Russian hat on and walking her dog (I think the dog looks a bit like a Dachshund, and that suits me as my friend Angie has a gorgeous boy Dachshund called Oscar, he loves me and is a big softy, wanting kisses all the time, he is gorgeous).

As you can see I have done some mock stitching with a white gel pen, added a few flower brads to the border strip. The lacey bits are all paper doily's.
The card is co-ordinates and I have used a sheept of paper from a magazine.

I really enjoyed making this, and as I have all the exact components but in a pinky colour, I may replicate this one again to add to my stash of Christmas Cards.

Entered into:

LOTV--Untraditional Colours for Christmas
Crazy 4 Challenges--Sketch, Lilac and Lace
Raise the Bar--Winter Stamp
Sweet Stamping--Sewing
Crazy Catz--Sewing
Delightful Sketchers--Sparkle
Anything Goes--Cute

Manga Sugar Nellie~

Hi All~

Can you believe it's Friday already....Stop the world I want to get off!

I am a bit tired today, had work this morning and Zumba Wednesday and Thursday, got to do some hoover and polishing + ironing before I can have a play....
Hubby is at a Beer Festival later tonight, so I will be in the craft room straight after tea to do a few cards.

I finished this card before I went to bed last night, but I was so tired I just couldn't bring myself to photograph it with my eye's shut!!

I love these Sugar Nellie Manga girls, the other one I have is similar but she is holding a cup.
I have followed The Sugar Bowl sketch and have gone with the brown and Cream theme on The Paperplay Challenge.
The papers are a mix of leftovers from my paper box, so no idea what they are. The border is a MS punch and the flowers are NS.

Be back later with another card..

Entered into:

Paperplay--Brown and Cream
The Sugar Bowl-Sketch
C.R.A.F.T Challenge--Teenager
Passion for Pro Markers--Make Your Own Flowers
Charisma Card Challenge--Anything goes

Tuesday, 21 September 2010

Tilda Gift Bag~

Hi All~

I know what you're thinking~
'Cos I thought the same.... This is NOT Tilda, but I am afraid it is, but obviously NOT Magnolia Tilda. Lol

They are images from a company called Tilda Papercrafts. I bought these sheets last week on QVC and they are all "Odd" like this one! Well not odd, but a bit "Cookie"~

I think they are huge...these gift bags are about 8" high and they almost fill the space, give or take an inch. Don't know if I am going to be able to make any cards with them, but I am really happy about how they look on a gift bag.
There are some Wedding images, a greenhouse, a scarecrow and these funky ladies, so plenty more bags coming I think.
I am making things like mad at the moment as I have two craft stalls booked in November and don't want to turn up with nothing to offer the public!!

I have used one of my "lunch" bags from the discount store (these are fantastic, I am going to use them at Christmas to put all my small gifts in. The price of them is amazing, they are only 89p for 10, the bargain of the Century if you ask me).
The ribbon is from my stash, the flowers are cut from the Tilda sheets, and I have added sequin flowers and a button from my stash. The papers are K&Co. Punches are Martha Stewarts flowers, border and corner.

I have found a couple of challenges to enter into so here they are:

Charistma Cardz--Sketch
Wild Orchid--Ribbons and Bows
Tuesday Morning Sketchers--Flowers
Oldie but Goodie--Pink and Girly
A Spoonfull of Sugar--Anything goes
Allsorts--3 Punches


Monday, 20 September 2010

Moving on up....

Hi All~

Thats me all night now...Singing M People's "Moving on up"... I once saw them in concert with Angie, and Heather Small actually sang that song!!!

I have really enjoyed making tonights card.
This "Stampavie" "Flower Power" stamp is one of my latest purchases, It's so cute, I think everyone's secret passion is a...VW Camper Van!

I have jazzed this one up to look a bit "Hippyish", I paper pieced the front part with some red flower power paper (by K&Co), and coloured the rest with pro-markers.
I was not sure what sentiment to put on, but after thinking about it and having a search through them, I came up with this "Bon Voyage" from Personal Impressions.

Entered into:

Cupcake Challenge--Transport
Crafty Cardmakers--Around the World
Stamptacular Sunday--Grid
The Sweet Stop--Sketch, Red & Yellow

Autumn is here~

Hi All~

The secrets out....IT'S AUTUMN!!
Thats all there is too it, so no more winging from me about putting away all my lovely "Summer" clothes and sandals and getting out my coat and boots....Boo Hoo!

Today was my monthly meeting at the Cut & Chat group (thanks for a lovely 2 hours ladies, enjoy your company alot.) This is what I made there.
This stamp is my new Tilda and Edwin. Last year I did try to buy it a few times but without success, so when I saw it last weekend I just had to have it, perfect for Christmas cards. It is actually quite a large image with it having both of them on, so doing an Easle Card made it much easier. Glad Edwin is on it too, as I often think he gets a bit left out! Poor Ed!!

These lovely papers, border and matting are all "Freebies" from my Monthly Scrapbook Magazine (My lovely friend Angie gets me it each month, ta Ang!)

Entered this card into the following:

Sketch Saturday--Sketch
Craft Your Days Away--Autumn Colours and Doodles
Crafty Catz--Chocolate & Green
Just Magnolia--Lace It Up
Stamping For the Weekend--Tag It
Polka Doodles--Easle Card

Sunday, 19 September 2010

Christmas with Mo~


I have made another Christmas card today, I am getting a nice stash now, no more making them at midnight on Christmas Eve any more!!
No! I wasnt that bad, but in November I was usually wishing I had made a few to take to the table top sale I do every year. Now I have!!

I adore this Mo Manning image, it has got to be one of my favorites. I quite like a stamped image that is quite "chunky", I like the way they are nice and easy to colour. I think thats why I love Tilda's so much~
I have chosen to do Blue again, I have a real liking for the frosty blue for Christmas cards, and added this little lacey border at the last minute..think it looks abit like a row of fairy lights hanging!
The Sentimnet is Craftwork Cards and I have used my new octogan Nestie shape to matt it on.
Coloured with pro-markers and stickles in frosted lace + added some Hobbyhouse pearls to the top of the lace.

Entered into:

Quirky Crafts--Sketch
Winter Wonderland--Monocromatic
Stamp Something--Digi
2 Sisters--Christmas
Saturday Challenge--Anything goes


Thursday, 16 September 2010

Out for a bit of Shopping~

Hi All~

Can I just say a Big Thank You to everyone who leaves me such lovely comments about my cards, I would never have thought that people could be so nice, and say such lovely things, so thank you all.

Two cards off me in one day, obviously haven't got enough jobs to do!

I don't work on a Thursday, so I keep all my "boaring" jobs for this day.
Today was no different, Washing to do, town for an eye test, ironing (loads of it, two hours worth. Know I am a bit sad but, I don't mind doing it, would rather iron than hoover and polish!) And some paperwork for work.....After that it was playtime for me and so here is another card.

I have not used this lovely Anya for ages, so when I saw the challenge on Anyone for Anya I thought about her, glad I used her she is so nice and I love her hair.

I have used some new cardstock from the Nitwit Collection, these are called Meadow Dots and Blossom Gingham, lovely to use. Two nesties for the matting, a bit of blue ribbon, a small butterfly from my stash and the new Magnolia Tatty Flower Dies, these are so nice and the leaf comes with a gorgeous swirl. A bit expensive, but I think worth the money. They have been sprayed with Glimmer Mist. All edges are inked using Tim Holtz Tattered Rose ink.

Entered into:

Flutterby Wednesday--Something with Wings
Truly Scrumptious--Green, Blue + Sketch
Anyone for Anya--Green, Blue and Brown
Totally Gorgeous--Flowers
The ABC Challenge--Distressing
Lexi's Challenge--Flowers
sir Stampalot--Distressing


I'me All White, How Are You?

Hi All~

Found todays card a bit of a challenge!
It was hard for me to do ALL WHITE~
Still not fully convinced I have pulled it off, (and my photographs are awful, sorry...Don't know what happened, but it looks nicer in real life. Don't think you can see a single flower under those pink gems, never mind.)
I am now having withdrawl symptoms from some colour....so the next card will not be ALL white!
All that said, I do like it and have used my new scalloped die shape by Marianne, infact I have used it to make the whole easle shaped card.

I have used this sweet Mo Manning image, don't know what her and the little dog are looking at but I think it's just the starry night's sky!
I ran a circle of white card through the cuttlebug flower folder, and used a piece of stretchy pleated ribbon over the top. The Sentiment is one of my Craftwork cards mini circles in white and silver.

Entered into:

PaperPlay--No square/rectangle
D2p Mo's--White on White
My Time To Craft--Jewelled
Scrapbook Sisters--Scallops


Wednesday, 15 September 2010

LOTV Singers!!

Hi All~

Couldn't wait to use one of my new LOTV stamps, and as I am in the Christmas Card making mood, I did this card.
I managed to get quite a few LOTV stamps when I was away, so watch this space for more coming up, mind you I have to get some of my jobs done first + Zumba + ironing + work....Oh a woman's work is never done!!!!!!

The DP are My Minds Eye, the Christmas paper pad is lovely, it's cardstock not paper and is very traditional in it's designs.
The Snowflake is the MS punch/stamp set. The sentiment is from Craftwork cards.
I have added some frosted lace stickles to look like snow falling.


Stamptacular Sunday--Sketch
LOTV--One for the Boys
Fussy and Fancy--Christmas Colours
Die Cut Dreams--Children's Christmas
Crafty Creations--Music


Tuesday, 14 September 2010

Tilda goes Shopping~

Hi All~

Finally....I have unloaded all my craft goodies from my weekend away with my best friend Angie.
We had a fantastic time Craft Shopping at the Harrogate Paper Show and stayed overnight in a hotel so we could return on the Sunday....WooHoo, two craft fixes!! Brilliant.
I bought lots of goodies including a Magnolia Doo Hickey Tag which I have had on order for the last two months, so I was really pleased, and I have used it on todays card, so glad I got it as I think it's gorgeous and going to be very useful in cardmaking and Scrapbooking.

Todays card is on the Autumn theme...didn't want to start Autumn cardmaking yet, but I have come to the conclusion I cannot hang on to the "Summer" (what summer!) any longer, and seeing I needed to close my curtains at 7pm last night, I knew it was time to move on........By by Summer..

Card Details:

Papers-Basic Grey Eskimo Kisses
Magnolia Stamp-Shopping Tilda
Magnolia Doo Hickey Tag
The Paper Company-Ribbon
Marianne-Creatables die Swirl
7 Gypsies-Pink Buckle
Milton & Co-Brads

Entered this card in the following Challenges:


Creative Card Crew-Autumn
Crafty Catz-Paper Piecing
Die Cut Challenge-Sweet Little Girl
Paper Sundae-3 Embelishments
Paper Cutz-Tag
A Spoonfull of Sugar-Autumn


Thursday, 9 September 2010

White Christmas...Yes Please~

Hi All~

Just a quick post as I am a bit of a busy bunny at the mo.

Hubby is off to Portugal with friends tomorrow, and I am off to Harrogate buying craft goodies on Saturday and Sunday.
I will hopefully join you all on Monday after work and see if you have had a nice weekend.

Todays card was inspired by the lovely sketch at Sketch Saturday, it was so nice to do.
This is one of my Heather Ellis digi images, it's so nice isn't it? I love the way you can glitter up the edge of the hats on the girl and Snowman~

Entered into:

Sketch Saturday--Sketch
Sweet stamping--Winter Wonderland
Polycraft--No red and Green
Crafty Cardmakers--Clean and Simple
Fab n Funky--Wotever!
Secret Crafter--Clean and Simple
2 Sisters--Mono

Wednesday, 8 September 2010

Sorry for being away~

Hi All~

Sorry I have not been with you all for ages. I have gone back to work after 7 weeks off, so it takes me a few days to get going again.

I had a funeral yesterday, and today is my son's 18 Birthday....Cannot believe my youngest is 18 already, so tonight is party night..

At the weekend it's my trip to Harrogate papercraft fair, so I hopefully will have some gorgeous products to show you all next week.

Saturday, 4 September 2010

Robbie's Birthday Card~

Hi All~

Just thought I would share with you the Birthday card I have made for my Guitar mad Nephew.
Robbie must have 5 guitars, I have even bought him Guitar related things for his Birthday in a couple of weeks.

He is only 13 but is a very accomplished player, and his rendition of Oasis's "Wonderwall" and Eric Clapton's "Tears in Heaven", makes the hairs stand up on my arms!!

Found The Creative Cottage had a Celebration Challenge, so it's entered in that.

The Creatie Cottage--Celebrate


Fairy Tilda~

Hi All~

Just thought I would have a bit of a brag...I won over at Secret Crafter, how great is that, and it was for a Christmas Card!! Thank you all so much, really pleased.

I finished this card before I went to bed last night, but did not get a chance to post it. Today has just flown by and It's taken me 'till now to get round to it!

I love this Tilda, she is not one of mine, she's a borrowed from a friend Tilda, how nice is she?
I have followed a few challenges and they are all listed below.

I have used one of my 6x6 Scalloped cards, papers are from my scrap bit box, and inked edges are with Tim Holtz tattered rose. The image is coloured with copics.


Crafts for Eternity--Sketch and Fairy
MDUC--3 Papers, 2 Buttons, 1 Ribbon
Magnolia Stanp Lovers--Autumn
Alphabet Challenge--Scallops


Friday, 3 September 2010

Pink, Just For You~

Hi All~

Another lovely day weather wise here for us....Don't tell me ~ September is going to be gorgeous!!

Hubby is at a Beer Festival tonight, so I have been having a few hours crafting and chilling! BUT...Oh no that means, it will be MEGA hangover time in the morning!

Tonight I have had a play with this little LOTV image, I like her, but, she always looks to me like she is bursting for the loo! It must be her legs and feet! LOL

Anyway, she is coloured with Pro-Markers, and all the card and sentiment are Kanban, including the matting.
Finished with stickles and ribbon(which I cut off a T.Shirt I have just bought. Does anyone else hate those "hang them on a hanger ribbons"? I always cut them off and this one has come in well handy!)

Entered into:

Papertake-One Colour
Crafty Creations--White + 1
Stamp Something--Something Cute


Thursday, 2 September 2010

Mo Manning Digi Image~

Hi All~

I am finally back in the land of blog on my OWN PC, and am a happy bunny, even though my daughter was kind enough to let me use her laptop, I was as slow as a snail with a hernia on it!!
A Big Thank you to my daughter Eve, you are a star.

I have been quite busy, so not mangaed to do alot of crafting, but had a few spare minutes (Lol) this morning so have made a card using this adorable Mo Manning Digi image.

My papers are a mix of Tim Holtz and Kanban and I have used two ribbons and pearl gems from my stash. I have distressed my papers with my scissors and Tim Holtz Tattered Rose ink around the edges. The image is coloured with Pro-markers and i have added iced lace stickles to her wings.
As this card is entered into the challenge at Charisma and they want a song title I had a think and came up with "One Day I'll Fly Away" by "Randy Crawford"...I am a bit rubbish about things like this, but I thought this would be ok!!

Entered into:

Cupcake Challenge--Digi
Charisma--Song title
Flutterby Wednesday--Birthday Blowout & Sketch
Die Cut Challenge--Shades of Vintage
I love Pro-markers--Myths
Creative Inspirations--Colour combo
D2p Mo's--Distressing


YES...PC up and Running, See you Soon~

Hi all~

I Will be back later to post.
PC up and running and great, so look forward to speaking to you all later. Debbiexx