Sunday, 31 May 2009

just magnolia week # 7 animal or insect

a quick and simple card for this challenge on just magnolia which this week has to feature an animal or an insect. the boy stamp is called 'edwin on pencil' and the dog is called 'edwins dog' from sir stampalot, but i cut off the pencil as i wanted him sitting on the steps. not sure where the alphabet paper is from it has been in my box of 'stuff' for ages. i do hope the bbq is ready soon i am starving made a decision today that i am going back to 'fat club' summer bits just a tad tooooooo tight!!!! happy days good job i like a salad. enjoy x

sketch saturday # 53

good morning to you all on this fab day, hubby's got the bbq at the ready and we are having elle and bailey over so a lovely day to be had by (not much crafting will get done tho!!!) woke up early again (lily's gone back to bed now) so i got stuck in on this card. this week the sketch saturday crew are celebrating their first birthday so congrats to them. the image is from sir stampalot called 'cook's mannequin' and it fits in with the papers from K & Co' cut n paste range, and both have that lovely heart warming feel of the '50's about them. i got the paper from charmed cards & carfts the card stock is whitewash from core'dinations and i am really loving them. have a great sunday i so don't want to go back to school tomorrow, round 2 of gcse's. thanks for popping by xx

Saturday, 30 May 2009

friday sketchers # 54

this is probably my only post today i am going to babysit george and sophie in a little while so i thought i would get this posted before i go. the card is for this weeks challenge on the friday sketchers and i have struggled with this one, although i am quite pleased with it. the stamp is from a penny black t for transparent set called 'critter party' from the glitter pot the paper and embellishments are from the amy butler lotus faded china paper collection from k & co at charmed cards & craft, hope your saturday has been a lovely one x

Friday, 29 May 2009

stampavie and more challenge # 45 (yellow & black)

blimey i have done well today mind you not much else has got done!!!! i am pleased though as i have caught up with all of the challenges that i wanted to do. this one is for the stampavie and more challenge and this week is a colour scheme of yellow and black. i am trying to get a collection of boys cards done as i prefer cute and girly. this stamp is called 'yo-yo' from elzybells art stamps the papers are from my stash and the yellow i embossed with one of my cuttlebug folders. i think i might just call it a day now. see you tomorrow x

cup cake craft challenge # 41 ('2') a spoonful of sugar # 53 (lace) sketch and stash challenge # 11(part two!!!!)

i have a few weddings coming up so i thought i would get a head start. one of the colour schemes is ivory and brown so this is the card i have made for that one. the card is for the cupcake craft challenge which this week has to have 2 colours,(brown and ivory) 2 shapes(circles and oblong card stock) and 2 pieces of ribbon(brown and ivory) to celebrate erin's daughters 2nd birthday. it also fits with the challenge on a spoonfull of sugar which has to feature lace. the layout is also for the sketch on sketch and stash , i know i have already made a card for this but i got carried away!!!!! the stamp is a magnolia from sir stampalot called 'love cake' and it is new,the adhesive stones i had forgotten about and the flowers and paper i have had for ages. phew i think that is all for this one. takes longer to post than it does to make the card!!!!!!!!lol x

sketch and stash # 11

i have had fun today i have managed to get a few things done and have a play with my new toy. this card is for the sketch and stash challenge and i made it with my grandson george's 4th birthday in mind. the stamp is a new one that i got from elzybells art stamps and he is called 'george' the papers are from basic grey, the name and number 4 are cut from cricut which i have used for the first time and i am so pleased with it, my neglected stash are the brads i forgot i had them. everything else is from my goodies. i hope you are having a great day and lets hope the weather stays nice for the weekend, bbq?????? i hope so. thanks for popping in x

sunday sketch and stamp # 3 & colour create wk 17 (lemon, pink sorbet and chocolate)

another card that i have combined on two challenges, the first challeng is the sunday sketch and stamp for the sketch which has been set by sem and the other is for colour create which this week has the fab colour scheme of lemon, pink sorbet and chocolate. i have used the stamp from stamp addicts called 'annabel' the paper is from basic grey and to add a bit of sparkle i have put pale lemon gems in the centre of some of the flowers. oh well back to the crafting i am going to try out my new cricut machine today so watch this space (fingers crossed )


crafts 4 eternity # 33 & creative inspirations # 9

i am going to craft all day today.......( i hope!!!!) i managed to get this card finished last night after a day of interuptions. this card is for 2 challenges the first is crafts 4 eternity which is the sketch, and the other is the fortnightly challenge on creative inspirations whose theme is favourite stamp. the stamp is a charmed delectable called 'annie sitting pretty' and she is a real gem and so cute, and you can buy them at charmed cards and crafts the paper is from basic grey and i also used the new whitewash range of card from core'dinations from artbase and it is great because you can emboss, sand or distress it and the darker background colour comes through. thanks for dropping by x

Thursday, 28 May 2009

penny black week 50 buttons galore

i have not had a very good day!!!! my daughter rang early this morning because sophie has been unwell with a very sore mouth. we thought she was just teething but her gums had swollen up and she had big ulcers too. kieley had made an appt at the dentist and asked if i could go with her. sophie has a really bad viral infection and bless her heart she is a poorly girl. lets hope the medicine soon kicks in, and she is back to her adorable little self. then to top off a miserable day man utd lost. so i made a card no better cure to make you feel better. the card is for the penny black challenge which this week is buttons galore. the stamp is called gift wrap and i have used the buttons as balloons coming out of the parcel. off to bed now nighty night x

Tuesday, 26 May 2009

friday sketchers # 53

i can't believe i am still awake after only getting 4 hours sleep on sunday night, he better not start snoring tonight or i just might be blogging from a prison cell!!!!!!! lol. well at least i got a few cards made. this one is for the friday sketchers and this week has been set by heidi. the stamps are all magnolia's from sir stampalot except for tilda who was given to me by heidi as a prize a couple of weeks ago. she is called valentine tilda and i think she is for always not just for valentine. (i am tired now i am babbleing!)the papers are basic grey and the hearts i have had for ages. thats me for now, going to brighton later with some friends have a lovely day x

Monday, 25 May 2009

cute card thursday # 61

look at me i am on a roll!!!!! i am going for the record on how many cards i can get done in one day. the theme this week on the cute card thursday challenge is a sporting one, and as i looooove football i just had to do a footie theme. everyone expected me to do a red, black and white one for manchester united so i thought i would be different and do a blue and white one. (needed a card for one the boys at school anyway). the stamp is a magnolia from the sir stampalot called 'sporty edwin'. thanks for looking i am going to get another card started now whoooooo x

secret crafter challenge # 33

the secret crafter challenge this week is also new beginnings!!! its a good job i was asked to make a big sister card too. once again the stamp is a sugar nellie from the maggie and hamish range at funky kits called 'big sister' and just like hamish, maggie makes a cute big sis. i have had a great day and have managed to get a lot done. x

c.r.a.f.t. challenge # 1 new beginnings

a new blog started last thursdaycalled c.r.a.f.t challenge and the first challenge is new beginnings. for this theme i have chosen to do a big brother card, another request from a friend. the stamp is called a sugar nellie stamp from the maggie and hamish range called 'big brother' from funky kits and i do think hamish makes a cute big brother. thanks for dropping in x

stamp something challenge (sketch by emily)

i had a really early morning so i made a card!!!! is it only my husband that snores even on his side????? this one is for the challenge on stamp something which is a sketch set by emily. this card is for my son in law either from me or my son. dave joined the police just over 3 years ago and as yet i have not made him a card with anything policey on it but this stamp from cuddly buddly fits the bill (get it)!!!!!! the papers are from basic grey. going to starbucks for a coffee(yummmm) soon then shopping at sainsburys (aghhhhhhh). have a lovely day, shame about the weather. thanks for dropping by x

Sunday, 24 May 2009

the sugar bowl challenge 11 (sketch by kathy)

finally managed to get another card finished, third time lucky, just couldn't get it right. the challenge on the sugar bowl this week is a sketch by kathy with the addition of pearls. i used a red pearl like bead on a hat pin, i hope this counts!!!!!! the stamp is a gorjuss girl called ' little miss attitude' from funky kits everything else is from my goodies. i think it time for bed now. at least i have the week off so you never know i might get all my challenges done this week!!!! lol x

stampavie and more challenge # 44

at last a card!!!!! i didn't get anything done yesterday as i had george and sophie for the day and by the time i got home i was knackered!!!!!!!!!!! today i have done some gardening (hate it) but it really doesn't look much different and the plants i put into the pots i am sure will get dug up by lily. any way the first card is made, i am giving this to my friend for her birthday and it is for the challenge set on stampavie and more which this week is a sketch. the stamp is a penny black called 'garden slumber' from the glitter pot everything else is from my stash. hope your weekend is as bright as the weather is x

Thursday, 21 May 2009

thanks heidi

i recieved my prize from heidi at friday sketchers today and i just want to say a huge thank you. there were 2 packs of flowers a tilda stamp (which i don't have ) and her card for that challenge. it is a really lovely gift and i am over the moon with it. it has made a fairly miserable week 100% better.... x

Wednesday, 20 May 2009

just magnolia week # 5 a little sketch

i thought it was too good to be true!!!!! just as i got started on my cards my daughter rang and asked me to take her to tesco's, and i ended up staying there until 8.30....... not managed to get much done. i started this card last night so at least i have got it finished. the challenge this week on just magnolia is a sketch. the stamp is tilda in the sea, the lighthouses and sandcastle are magnolias all from the glitterpot. the lighthouses and sandcastle have been stamped onto shrink plastic and then shrunk. everything else is from my stash. hope you have had a good day x

cute card thursday challenge # 60 (letters and numbers)

i am off work today, i had a hospital appointment and i was seen really quickly!!!(very unusual for the NHS) so i thought i would make the most of my time and do some cards. this card is for my friend whose son has been travelling in south america for a year so she thought it would be good to do a welcome home card and these are his favourite colours too. this is a bit different for me as i do love my pattern papers but i managed to get a little bit in!!! the card is for the challenge on cute card thursday, which this week is letters and numbers. the stamp i have used is from elzybells art stamps the paper used on the son wording is from basic grey, the alphabet stamp is from dimensions fourth. i have added diamond glaze to the letters. oh i do prattle on. should be back later with a lot less to say!!!!!!! lol

Monday, 18 May 2009

stampavie and more challenge # 43

card number two and it is the sketch this week on stampavie and more and i really like how this one has turned out. the stamp is a penny black t for transparent from the glitter pot called 'bubbly', the papers, flower and swirl are from basic grey. thanks for dropping by x

a spoonfull of sugar challenge # 51 (buttons galore)

finally i can get crafting, the kids were here all day saturday and sunday...... told you they wouldn't go home!!!!!!!i did make these two cards last night though but by the time they were done i was shattterd and went to bed, so i am doing them now. the first card is for the challenge on a spoonfull of sugar and the theme is buttons. this cute little cowboy is from rubberneckers and i got it at ally pally everything else is from my stash. hope your week has satrted well x

Saturday, 16 May 2009

sketch and stash # 10 & cupcake craft challenge # 39

good morning peeps i hope you have a great weekend, the dog got me up early this morning so i finished this card before the grand children arrive. once again i have combined two challenges, the first is the sketch set on sketch and stash, my newest stash is the house mouse stamp called 'pocket fuzz' from cardcraft uk the papers and alphabet beads are from my goodies. the second challenge is for cupcake craft challenge and theme is a card for a man or a boy. i hope this fits the bill. might be back later, depends when they go home or more likely if they go home!!!!!!!!! x

Friday, 15 May 2009

sunday sketch and stamp # 2 & colour create wk 15 (blue and green)

finally a card to post, all the best made plans go to pot!!!! so many interuptions tonight, and i have everyone here tomorrow, hey ho the joy of family.... wouldn't be without them though.
this card is for two challenges the sketch on sunday sketch and stamp and the colour theme on colour create, which is blue and green. the image is one that a blogging buddy gave to me and everything else is from my stash. i hope you have a great weekend happy crafting x


i got a text message today from my friend lou telling me i had won a prize on the friday sketchers challenge blog and it was such a lovely surprise. none of my work colleagues could quite understand my excitement though, at least i know that you all will!!! hopefully tonight i will get some crafting done and tomorrow i should be on my own all day so here's hoping to a productive weekend. (after the man utd game of course, early kick off so should be alright!!!!!) xxxx

Thursday, 14 May 2009

crafts 4 eternity # 31

the last one for today and this is for the sketch on the crafts4eternity challenge, the stamp is from sugar nellie at funky kits called country style, the papers are from imaginisce. thanks for popping in see you soon x

unscripted sketches # 05

i was asked to make a card with a butterfly on and with specific colours, i found this a real struggle, thank goodness for sketches!!!!
this card is for challenge # 05 on unscripted sketches challenge, everything from my stash.x

sketch saturday # 50 & secret crafter # 31

at last i can get onto the computer, i have been getting in from work quite late and yesterday i went to see my friends new twin boys and it was really hard to leave them because they are so gorgeous. these cards i am posting were made at the beginning of the week so here goes with the first of 3!!!!

i have made this card for my friend's son and it is the sketch over on the sketch saturday challenge and the one on secret crafter which is brads or eyelets. the stamp is from a set again that i have had for ages, papers are basic grey and the brads and eyelets are from my stash. x

Tuesday, 12 May 2009

stamp something (pink birthday somethings)

today has been a really trying one, the exams were really tedious and every 5 mins seemed like an hour... poor kids they must dread them. this card is for the challenge on stamp something, one of their designers(melissa) is leaving and her favourite colour is pink so this is in honour of her. i went for a simple effect this time, the stamp is an old favourite and the papers and rest are from my stash. hope you are having a good week. x

Monday, 11 May 2009

just magnolia week # 4 (in stitches)

this card has taken me ages!!!!!!but i am really pleased with the outcome so it was worth all the changes. the challenge on the just magnolia blog this week is 'in stitches' so i thought i would get my sewing machine out........ not a good idea as it seems to be throwing a strop and would not do as i wanted, so back i went to fake stitches. the stamps are both from the sir stampalot called 'tilda with lace skirt' and cuddley horse, and are coloured in with h20's, sakura stardust and gel pens. everything else i have had in my stash for ages. well off to bed now exam season starts tomorrow with avengeance.... don't you just love gcse's. note the sarcasm!!!!!!lol x night night

Sunday, 10 May 2009

friday sketchers # 51

my final one for tonight is for the friday sketchers challenge and boy did i struggle with this one!!!! i didn't want to do just flowers as embellies, but i couldn't find anything the right colour!so i had to make do with a bow and some glass lily beads. not really sure if i like how it has turned out, the papers are meant to be a bit blurry but they look worse in the photo. the stamp is one i found in my stamp collection and the papers are from way back when i first started so at least i am using up some things i had forgotten about. thanks for dropping in see you later x

the sugar bowl challenge10

well once again i am having a late one. the trouble i have had getting these cards finished and photographed!!!!! my first card is for the sugar bowl challenge which is a sketch and you had to include buttons. i was able to use one of my gorjuss girls from sugar nellie called 'just a girl',the paper and embellishments are from my stash of goodies. the buttons are very small i know but they fit nicely. x

Friday, 8 May 2009

crafts4eternity challenge # 30 and cupcake craft challenge

this is my last card for today and again i have doubled up on a challenge, the sketch is this weeks on crafts4eternity with the addition of the card being for a child, and on the cupcake craft challenge is numbers. the paper hasn't photographed very well but it does have numbers on and the stamp is from one of the new penny black clear stamp set from the glitter pot called 'dino party', the rest is from my stash of goodies. i am off to bed now starting to wilt. enjoy your weekend xx

stampavie and more challenge # 42

another card from me today, can't believe how much i have got done...... just goes to show i shouldn't go to work!!!! this card is for the challenge on stampavie and more and this week it is a sketch set bybetty, i am pleased with this card i really like the colours and the stamp is a real cutie. she is from sugar nellie at funky kits called 'windswept' the papers and buttons are from my stash. going to keep going now as i seem to be on a roll. thanks for dropping by x

thankyou avril

what a surprise when i checked my comments to find that i had got an award from avril ann it has really made my day. and when i checked msn i found that jacob is the most popular boys name in america and as this is my youngest son's name i was overjoyed (he is 21 so i got in first!!!) i have to pass this on to 8 blogger buddies and with this text.....
These blogs are exceedingly charming, these are the kind of bloggers who aim to find and become friends. They are not interested in self-aggrandizement. Our hope is that when the ribbons of these prizes are cut, even more friendships are proper gated, please give more attention to these writers. my 8 are
cath............ Ellieskeeper's Creations

jane............Jem's Crafting Blog

rozzy......... rozzybee

shaz.......... * Shaz's *

tanja.........Tanja's Bastelwelt

pinky....... PINKY'S WORLD

thankyou girls you always say the nicest things xxxxx

ps i am adding another (cheeky i know) this is for lou .....CRAFTY LOU she is a dear friend and always gives me loads of encouragement, she is also a very talented crafter. xxxxxx

creative inspirations, a spoonful of sugar and creative card crew

another card that i have combined but this time with three challenges, i didn't set out to do it but the card fell into the three catagories. it is the first time for me doing the creative inspirations challenge and the sketch is a lovely one to use, for a spoonful of sugar the theme this week is touchy feely so the A.B.C blocks cover that (i think) and the embossing through the middle covers the creative card crew challenge which this week is emboss. (this also can be used for the spoonful of sugar challenge). the stamp is from funky kits 'homegrown' range called bedtime stories. everything else is from my stash.

sunday sketch and stamp #1 and cute card thursday challenge # 59

one card two challenges for this posting, i have been so busy that i have had to combine a couple of cards, don't really like doing this but needs must!!!! the card is for the first ever challenge on sunday sketch and stash and the sketch was a lovely one to follow. the other challenge is for cute card thursday which this weeks theme is 'happy mail' the stamps are from magnolia and are called 'kissing edwin' and 'shy tilda' both from sir stampalot the paper is a basic grey and i used a cuttlebug embossing die to do the flowers down the side. i thought it would be a good card to send someone a kiss in a card!!!! ahhhhh.

Wednesday, 6 May 2009

truly scrumptious challenge # 6

oh i am so happy, manchester united were awesome last night and it was so good to be there (even though i was in the arsenal end and came out alive!!!!) then chelsea lost tonight oh so good.
sorry to any chelsea fans out there!!!!!!!
enough of that, this card is for the truly scrumptious challenge 'good enough to eat' and the sketch was a nice layout to follow. the stamp is a house mouse, the papers are a mixture of k and co and basic grey. thanks for dropping in x

Monday, 4 May 2009

colour create week 14 (red, cream and chocolate)

well another late night for me, but i have managed to get this card finished. the colour scheme on the colour create challenge this week is a mouth watering red, cream and chocolate makes you dribble just thinking about it!!!!! i have used a tilda stamp from sir stampalot called tilda baking, the gingham paper is from craft creations not sure about the brown one. ribbon, card stock and brads from my stash. now i am off to count some zzzzzzz's xx

penny black # 47 shapes

today was very busy, we had planned a bbq........... oh don't you just love the english weather. have you ever tried cooking bbq food indoors and getting the same results? answer DON'T!!!!!!
my poor hub still hasn't used his new bbq that i bought him last year. at least we got something to eat... NOW for the more important stuff.... this card is for the penny black challenge which this week is 'shapes' x 3. you had to use 3 different shapes not including the backing paper or card. i hope i have achieved this by using heart shape brads, flowers, and the square with the flowers on. the stamp is from the glitter pot called hot but cool, everything else is from my stash. back to work tomorrow and more french orals, then all other gcse's start next week busy, busy, busy. hope you have a great week.

Sunday, 3 May 2009

just magnolia week #3

well sunday is nearly over and i have really not got much done, we have the 2 older grandchildren staying tonight so we took them out to dinner and now they are both in bed so i can get crafty!!!!!! this card is for the just magnolia challenge which is a sketch and as i love magnolia's i enjoyed this challenge a lot. the stamp is tilda with ladybug from sir stampalot, the paper and card stock are from my stash. i used a sizzix die to do the swirl and with a heart punch made the flowers, my nesties came in handy again to cut the oval. i can't believe it's 10.00 i really must get quicker!!!!!!!

Saturday, 2 May 2009

one card, two challenges..creative card crew challenge #8 & cute card thursday challenge # 58

i was so excited today when the postman delivered my new stamps. they are a new range from charmed delectable stamps from charmed cards and craft this cutie is called annie and ted and i think they are adorable. i have combined this card with 2 challenges, the first is a sketch from the creative card crew and it is the first time i have played along on this blog, the second is the challenge on cute card thursday which this weeks theme is mirror, mirror, (use something shiny) so for this i have added gems to the flowers and on the buttons on annie's cardigan. i do hope you like her, x

stampavie and more challenge # 41

i have actually finished a card today, we have been looking after george and sophie all day and i am unwinding now by making cards (is there any other way to spend a saturday night?)this card is from the sketch set on the stampavie and more challenge. i didn't start out to make a little girl card but i made a few mistakes with the image so i ended up cutting her out. the stamp is a sarah kay called mummy loves you bought from the glitter pot, everything else is from my stash of goodies. have a fab weekend, i hope you get lots of crafting done. x

Friday, 1 May 2009

sketch and stash # 9

at last i have been able to get crafty!!!!! i have had the day off today so i caught up with my ironing, which took up most of my day. so tonight i started making this card i was constantly disturbed........ but it is finally completed. this is the sketch set on the sketch and stash challenge. the gorjuss girl stamp is my new stash, the paper i have had for a while and the neglected bit of stash is the square bead on her dress and the dimensional paint on her head band. thanks for dropping in, and have a great bank holiday weekened. x