Tuesday 21 December 2010

Dreaming of the summer

Hi all just a quick one today I've got that fluey yucky thing that's
doing the rounds lets hope it's gone by the weekend.

Here is my card for this weeks Papertake weekly Challenge
Its an anything goes week.
I wanted to do something other than a Christmas card
so i'm Dreaming of the summer.
fortunately i had this card already made before the
man flu arrived so thank goodness.

Why don't you pop over and have a look.

I have also entered this card into Passion for Promarker
challenge which runs till Jan 4th the theme is also
Anything goes.

I wanted to use one of my sweet pea stamps
it seems ages since i coloured one in.
I used my promarkers to colour her in.
The papers are DCWV Nana's Nursery.
The sentiment is from LOTV.
I have used a Martha Stewart heart punch and branch punch.
Prima flowers and the ribbon is from stash.

This will probably be my last entry before
Christmas so to all my blogging friends out there have a
Merry Christmas and a Happy new year.
( hope you've all been good so santa visits)
ta ta

Saturday 18 December 2010

Hurray we've had snow!

Hi all Hurray we've had snow and not just a dusting,
proper full on big fat everything covered snow.
Here in Lancashire we always seem to miss out so this is fab.
It would snow though on the very day the kids broke up from school
my son has been praying for it for weeks so he could get a day or
two off school go figure.

Anyway on to my card this is for LOTV challenge 77
There is a sketch to follow from Dena.
I'm also entering this into Magical Monday Challenge
the theme is a Fairytale Christmas.

I have done another Christmas one although I've sent all my cards,
i think this is going to be my last one,
cause I'm all Christmas carded out.

The fairy stamp is LOTV of course so is the sentiment.
i have coloured her with copics and glitter pens.
The papers are from papermanias Silent night paper pack
and gold mirri card.
I have aged the edge of the image with Antique Linen
distress ink.

My son has just got up and gone straight outside no
breakfast or anything that will probably be him gone
for most of the day.
Thanks for stopping by
ta ta

Tuesday 14 December 2010

Winter Birthday

Hi all hope you are well, last week of term kids are
ready for their break.
Are you all ready for Christmas i think i have
bought all the presies, not got any food yet though.

My Uggs are fantastic I've not had them off my feet
since my birthday. Snug, warm and cosy I'd sleep in them if i could lol.

This weeks Papertake Weekly challenge theme is


We want to see birthday cards using cool colours. This week
we are sponsored by Wiff of Joy.
Here 's my card.

I have used Cosy and warm Tilda this is one of my
favourite winter Tildas.
She is coloured with copics.
The sentiment is from LOTV.
I have made the background by using my Feather stamp from
Clarity stamps and a pale blue chalk ink.
I went mad with the die cuts, i have used
Marianne Creatables
Snowflakes, doily frame and Circle and flourish.
The centre of the snowflakes are flower
stickers i had and i have dabs of Glitter
here and there (of course).

Oh well I'm off to have my brew now I've got Beth
at home as well she's a bit poorly which is a shame
because she missed her Christingle Service last
night and it's her Christmas party at school today.
Never mind bless her cotton socks.

ta ta

Wednesday 8 December 2010

Happy Birthday to me 40 today

Hi all just a quick one today Hubby is taking me out for lunch.
I thought I'd show you a picture of my cupcake tower
I've made instead of having a Birthday cake.

I got the cake stand as a pressie off my mum,
looks good enough to eat oh yeh we can ha! ha!

The card i have made is for Lili of the valley challenge
with the theme a Few if my favourite things
which to me means all my crafty stash.

I want to say thanks to the lili of the valley team
i won last weeks comp
It made my day.
oh well i have to go and get ready
Hubby's pointing at his watch.
thanks for stopping by
ta ta

Tuesday 7 December 2010

Red and Green must not be seen

hi all wow woowo did you see corrie last night i was on
the edge of my seat. We have been debating for weeks who's
going but it's great not knowing for sure, can't wait for tonight.

On to my card this is for this weeks Papertake Weekly challenge
we have the theme
Red and Green must not be seen.

This week we are sponsored by WOJ.

I have dug out one of my Sarah Kay Christmas stamps from last year,
i love this image its one of my favs.
I have used Greys and dusky pink and
coloured her with copics.
I have also coloured in the poinsettia corner stamp in
the same colours four times cut them out and
arranged them round the image.
As always went mad with the glitter but you can't really
have a Christmas card without lots of glitter.

Apologies for the photo it looks a bit dull.

Thanks for looking and pop over to
Papertake weekly and have a go.
ta ta

Sunday 5 December 2010

Hanglar Tealight card

Hi all hurray we had a sprinkling of snow, although it only lasted
an hour it was big fat proper snow.
That has been it though, we've had rain and most of it has gone now.

So I've kept in the warm and had a go at making a
Tea light card. Quite tricky I've never made one before
and had to do a bit of tinternet searching to see
how they are made.

This is for the Lovely Hanglar only challenge.
Once i got some instructions i really enjoyed
making this. Everything fitted perfectly.

I made a separate card and attached it to the
Tea light bit, although now it's a bit to big to go into an
envelope, so I'll have to keep it to go on my mantelpiece with all the
other cards I've made and love so much i can't part with.
Sad or what (don't answer that).

The stamp is one of the Hanglar Christmas range i just got off eBay.
I have coloured her with copics.
Papers are from Papermania Silent Night paper pack.
Sentiment is from Lili of the Valley one of the new
circle stamps, stamped onto a nesti shape. I
then distressed it with Antique linen distress ink.

Bows made with gold ribbon.
faux brads were a different colour got my gold
marker pen and coloured them to match the circles
on the nesti shape.
Went made with the glitter glue well it's Christmas.
Tea lights cheap from Asda last year.

Now I've got this first one done and sorted
( First one always takes the longest)
i might make another for my Mum
with her favourite scented candles.

Thanks for looking
ta ta

Tuesday 30 November 2010

Tipsy Tree

Hi all it's Papertake weekly challenge again and this week we have a
fab sketch to follow.

so pop over and have a go the prize is a $25 voucher from
Simon says stamps wow.

Here is another Christmas card for the collection.

I have used a Tipsy Tree stamp from woodware
and coloured it with copics.
I have made several layers and decoupaged the tree.
The Festive text background is a paper artsy stamp.
The snowflake corners are from Clarity Stamps.
I have used fired brick distress ink and
recycled ribbon from inside a jumper.

Just a quick one today thanks for looking
ta ta

Monday 29 November 2010

Anyone for cake

Hi all wasn't it cold last night i have one of those weather
station thermometer thingy's in the garden and it got to -6
before i went to bed last night. Everything was well and truly
frozen when i got up it took me 10 Min's just to scrape the car windows.
Still no snow though, my son was praying for it yesterday but i think
that was more hope school is closed because he had a science
test today.

My card i have made is for a few challenges
LOTV - has a sketch to follow,
I love promarkers - Anything goes with a bit of sparkle if you want.

I have used one of the new LOTV stamps ordered a few when
they where released a week or so ago. I really wanted the new
circle sentiments you get lots of different one's for only £12.00
bargain. I got the Christmas and the Dreamy one's and i love them.
I love this girl with her cupcake stand, I'm going to do the same
for my birthday. My mum has bought me
a cake stand and I'm going to put lots of yummy cupcakes on it.
I have coloured her with promarkers
Pink carnation, Fuchsia, purple, orchid.
Cut the image with nesti die's.
Border punch from Martha Stewart.
Papers are from Papermanis Henbury hill and Artylicious
Seasons Greetings CD ROM.
Chrystal pin and ribbon.
Glitter glue on her hat shoes and cakes.

I am going to send this card to my niece for her birthday
she is one of the unlucky one's to have her birthday on christmas eve.
I know how she feels having a december birthday myself.
You have to wait all year to get what you want instead of half
a year if your a summer baby.
Never mind.
Thanks for stopping by today
ta ta

Sunday 28 November 2010

Advent box

Hi all is it cold enough for you? fortunately here on the west coast of England
we haven't had any snow yet ( my kids are praying for it though).
I like the snow but only from the comfort of indoors.

Phew! it's taken me a week to make from scratch but here it is
finally my Advent Box

I saw this in the first issue of the Magnolia Ink magazine and thought
wow, so i got busy and decided to make it before Advent starts.

Although i have already bought the kids chocolate Advent calender's
but never mind I'll fill it full of hero's just for ME yum! yum!
well it is Christmas.

I'm going to enter it into Sirstampalot's challenge this month
The theme is Christmas Traditions.
So from now on this will be our Christmas Tradition
filling it full of chocolate for Advent.

I'll not go into the In's and outs but you have to make 24
draws and group them in 3's and glue together.
The papers i have used are a mixture from Bo bunny and Joanna Sheen's
Christmas CD ROM.
Stamps are Magnolias of course and they are coloured
with Copic markers.
I have used beads for the draw handles and the
numbers are from a stamp set from
papermania, cut out and coloured.
I Inked around the edges with fired Brick distress ink.
The top and base are chipboard squares covered in some
handmade paper i bought that has gold thread through it.
The ribbon is some Christmas ribbon i found in my stash I've
had it years can't remember where i got it from.

Oh well thanks for looking today and keep warm.
ta ta

Tuesday 23 November 2010

Cut it out

Hi all, here we are again another week gone where do these weeks go to?
I'm not doing to bad Christmas pressie wise though thank goodness.

Although before i can think of Christmas I've got my
birthday to come in the next few weeks and
OMG it's a big one. what do they say 21 again ha! ha!
Hubie took me shopping last Friday for my pressie, I've
always wanted a pair of uggs so he bought me some.
oooh they are soooo comfy but he won't let me have them now till my
birthday boo hoo. Anyway I'll show them to you when i get them.

Onto this weeks challenge at Papertake Weekly sponsored
by Digital Delights.

The theme is:


and it does what it says on the tin lets see cut out elements,
whether that's using die cuts, hand cut, punched etc.

Stamp is from Hanglar cookies stamp plate
which i have cut out.
The sentiment was made up from two stamps
cookies from hanglar and the Christmas from sweet pea.
Nesti die cut shape is beaded circles.
Marianne Creatables die cut flower.
Martha Stewart punched leaves.
Snowflake brad.
Papers Basic grey Wassail pack.
Coloured with copics.
Paper doily.
Pumice stone distress ink and Glitter glue.

Don't forget to pop over to Papertake weekly and have a go
ta ta

Sunday 21 November 2010

Frosty the snowman

Hi all not been on line for a few days hubbie has put
windows 7 on our computer so he has been messing with that.
All the programs are new so I'll have to learn how to use them all
over again.
My card today is for two challenges
I love promarkers they have a Snowman theme,
and Passion for promarkers they want to see Stitching and Distressing.

The stamp i have used is from cute companions and the sentiment stamp
is one of the new circle sentiments form LOTV.
I only used one promarker which was powder blue.
I used Broken china distress ink to stamp
and distress basically everywhere.
I used a spellbinders snowflakes embossing folder,
and cut the image out with a Marianne Creatables die.
The snowflake paper is from a daisy chain digi scrapbook kit.
I hand stitched round the edge with metallic thread.

That's all folks
Thanks for looking
ta ta

Tuesday 16 November 2010

Autumn Skies

Hi all this is my card for the wonderful Papertake Weekly challenge
This week the theme is Autumn Skies.
We want you to use Golds, reds and brown colours.
So pop over have have a go.

I decided to rummage through my Sarah Kay stamps for this
These stamps are fab but they seem to get neglected
i will have to make more of an effort to use them because
they look great coloured in.

The stamp i have used is called 'Time for apple pie'.
I have used copics to colour her and decoupaged her hat.
She is stamped onto a nellie die cut shape and i have
edged it with Vintage photo distress ink.
Sentiment is Autumn stamp plate set from the stamp bug.
The paper is from K & Co best of paper stack.
lattice work punch is EK success.
Ribbon and pin from stash.

Looking at this card reminds me i must go outside and pick the
Apples up that the wind blew down last week,
I'm thinking of making Apple pie YUMMMMMMM!

Thanks for looking
ta ta

Sunday 14 November 2010

Just Magnolia

Good morning all, i can breath again my colds nearly
gone HURRAH!!

My card this morning is for Just Magnolia who has a
wonderful sketch by Donalda.

I have used one of my new Tilda's although i think
this one has been around for a while.
I don't know how she managed not to be noticed by me as she is
lovely, i was looking through all the Tilda's at my local craft shop
and there she was saying "take me home" like they all do. Ha Ha
I have coloured her with copics.
The bench is also Magnolia.
The papers are from the new My Craft Studio paper flowers CD.
I cut a tag shape out and stamped it with a flourish stamp from
Autumn Leaves with spun sugar distress ink and also a glue
stamp pad and used some pink glitter. Then i inked around the edge with spun sugar.
The snowflakes are die cut from Marianne Creatables,
and i have glittered them.
Pink ribbon and gem candy dots from stash.

It's nearly 11 o'clock now i have to dash
Barbara Grey is on Create and craft this morn
and i don't want to miss her fab demo's
Thanks and ta ta

Wednesday 10 November 2010

Vintage photo

Hi all yes I'm still full of a cold but I'm not letting it stop me crafting.
My card today is for two challenges

Passion for promarkers
theme to use colours of old photos.
Sweet pea stampers is to use embossing wet or dry.

The stamp is a Sweet pea stamp called Blue rose tattoo,the
sentiment is also from sweet pea stamps.
i have used promarkers in the colours:
Sunkissed pink,
Burnt sienna,
I loved colouring this image using browns I'll definitely be doing
this again i love the look it gives you.
The papers are from DCWV old world stack.
I have both wet and dried embossed using cosmic shimmer
embossing powder and also the rose embossing folder from cuttlebug.
Lattice strip is from an EK Success punch
I have also inked around the edges with Vintage Photo distress ink
Ribbon is recycled from the inside of a jumper i bought.
I have also used Nesti dies.

Thanks for looking
ta ta

Tuesday 9 November 2010

My First DT card

Hi all hope you are well, i however am full of a cold. It's hubbies fault he
came home last week with a cold i thought i got away with it then
yesterday it hit me.

Oh well on to my card this is my first card as a DT member over at
Papertake Weekly. There is a sketch to follow so pop over and have a go.
I'm also going to enter this into this weeks Just Magnolia challenge
Anything goes this week with an option to use beads.

The stamp i have used is one from the new Christmas 2010 range
i think it's called Tilda with violin. I got this one as Beth is
learning to play the violin at school.
The corner stamp i picked up a Tesco of all places last year.
The sentiment is form woodware.
I have coloured her with copics.
The papers are from the English paper company (i think)
and i also used some card i sprayed with cosmic shimmer mist.
I also put some glitter glue on her wings.

Thanks to all the girls over at Papertake weekly for their
warm wishes and comments you've made me feel very
ta ta


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