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Sunday, 30 November 2008

Simply Fairies Challenge # 4


Here is my entry for Kim's challenge over at Simply Fairies . I now have a chest infection, what a lovely month I have had with germs and stuff! I have been stuck in bed for two days but have been well looked after by my lovely hubby, who cut short is overseas trip to come back and look after me. I decided enough was enough today and being the stubbon old cowbag that I am, I have done this quick card for the challenge. I have used a lovely Rachelle Anne Miller stamp, Angelique 'Wings' paper from Prima Marketing, some 'Swiss Dot' card, some turquoise tulle and a sweet sentiment from 'Lili of the Valley'. Hope you have had a good weekend,thanks for stopping by xxxx

Thursday, 27 November 2008

Cute Card Thursday Challenge # 38 - Lilac


My girls are much better so decided to get busy with a card or two. Here is my entry for this week's challenge, over at Cute Card Thursday Challenge . The theme being 'lilac' which I have achieved by paper piecing most of the image (except face, neck and legs). Have used some lovely lilac paper from stash and Bazzill 'Swiss Dots' cardstock in lilac, purple and brown and some scrap pieces of Doodlebug white sugared card for the muff and hat bobble. Have used a QK dots border and some 'Hero Art's' felt snowflakes and Doodlebug jewels. Finished off with a small sentiment from 'Lili of the Valley', thanks for looking xxx

Wednesday, 26 November 2008

The Bug Blues!

Firstly, big thanks to Debbie for the award, very kind of you to think of me. Have still to add this and the other two to my blog. Haven't been able to blog for a while, sorry ladies! Have been nursing two of my daughters. My eldest Amy, has a chest infection and is very poorly and is stuck in bed and secondly my youngest, Georgia was off of school with a sickness bug yesterday. I sent her back today, and was called to pick her up earlier as she had been sick at school. What a month, first of all Jess with the cough thing, then me and now the other two. Luckily, David is bug-free but is now away on a mega trip abroad leaving me with sick kids and a dodgy washing machine. Deep joy! Nevermind, Christmas is coming and I am getting into the spirit of things by wrapping pressies and making my cards. Must do some challenges as am getting itchy fingers, hope all of you are well, speak soon xxxx

Friday, 21 November 2008

November Scrap Club - Christmas Brag Book




Here is our latest make at Scrapclub at Crafts U Love . We made this brag book out of Bazzill 'Swiss Dot' Cardstock and the new Basic Grey 'Wassail' papers along with some scrummy sheer ribbon, QK Holly and Cookie Cutter Christmas sentiment dies. We had such a great evening, with a super group of ladies and a great laugh. Next month we are making a Christmas Paper Bag Album, I will post the results after the class. Hope you like my creation, thanks for stopping by on my blog, have a great warm weekend xxxx

Thursday, 20 November 2008

My Flocking Class at Crafts U Love



I wanted to share my cards from the class I taught at CUL today. We had loads of fun making these kick-stand cards. We flocked and coloured in with watercolour pencils, these cute Penny Black stamps. All products can be brought from Crafts U Love . Thank you for all of your lovely get-well messages, am feeling a little better but the cough is here to stay, me thinks! xx

Wednesday, 19 November 2008

Hi there and Debbie's Blog Candy

I can't seem to shift this rotton flu-like virus, the doctor won't give out any medication, so am overdosing on Lempsips and Covornia Cough Syrup (have you tried this stuff, disgusting or what, works though!), so haven't felt up to any challenges over the last few days. Have popped over to all of my fav blogs to look-see at all of your lovely creations and feel inspired to try and do a challenge later today, after my scrapbooking class at CUL. Whilst blog-hopping, the lovely Debbie at Passion for Crafts has some wonderful blogcandy, she makes the most amazing cards so do pop over and take a look. Thanks for stopping by and hope I haven't passed this virus on via cyber-space xxx

Sunday, 16 November 2008

Simply Fairies Challenge # 2


Another great sketch from my mate Kim over at Simply Fairies . First challenge in a few days, have been working and STILL have the dreaded cough/cold virus that my lovely daughter brought home from school. I have used a great Penny Black stamp and have paper pieced the snowflake with some of the Bazzill Swiss Dot. Some Sandylion snowflake paper, burgundy Bazzill embossed with the Cuttlebug 'Snow Dot' folder. A Sizzix snowflake with Doodlebug 'Sugar' cardstock, sparkly brad, jelli tots and some turquiose ric-rac. Have a good week, xxx

Thursday, 13 November 2008

Cute Card Thursday, Challenge #36 - 'Red & Green'


Have gone Elyzbells again, am just loving using these cute little stamps, I can't get enough of them! Am looking forward to my next delivery which should arrive tommorrow. Have fitted this little card in to my extra busy day, been working hard at the shop and getting my forthcoming class designs done. Right, to the card, have used some turq and red Bazzill Bling cardstock, have coloured in with my Whispers and glitter glue. Some angel paper free from a magazine, red sheer ribbon, a star clip and some jelli tots. Am off to have a lempsip and an early night. Thanks for looking xxxx

Tuesday, 11 November 2008

Autumn Tilda


I noticed today just how lovely the trees outside my house looked, all oranges and browns and this inspired me to make this card. I have used a step card shape and have made use of mainly scraps from my stash, with my QK Revolution leaves, Sunflower Tilda and her owl. Finished off with some stickles 'Icicle' glitter glue. Hope you like it, thanks for stopping by xxx

Monday, 10 November 2008

Whiff of Joy - Challenge # 7


Wow, had lots of fun making this little card for this challenge. Great sketch for Whiff of Joy, Monday Challenge . Big thanks to Susie Sunshine for the stamped image. Have used lots of Doodlebug goodies from my stash - papers, flourish, cardstock and sparkly brad. Finished off with white 'jelli tots', a paper snowflake and a super rub-on. My cold is back with a vengence today, along with the headache and cough. Another thanks to Susie for our lovely long chat, she has made me feel much better. Thanks for looking xxx

Three Awards!!

Many thanks to these lovely ladies Pink Sunshine and Passion for Crafts for nominating me. I was really chuffed. Also Jenni at Jenni's Crafty Journal has left me an "I Love Your Blog" award and I will post my nominees tomorrow.



I would like to nominate the following people to have this award. I really enjoy popping over daily to be inspired by their blogs and to see what glorious creations they have come up with.

Here are the rules of the award:-

1. The winner may put logo on their blog.
2. Put a link to the person who has sent you this award.
3. Nominate five other blogs.
4. Put links to their blogs.
5. Leave a message on nominees blogs.

1:- Susie Sunshine

2:- Linanna Designs

3:- Cards by Kim

4:- Julies Crafting Corner

5:- Jenni's Crafty Journal

I have also been tagged, so thanks to Pink Sunshine for tagging me and here are my answers :-

Things I Love -

1) David, Amy, Jessie and Georgia and pets
2) Shopping - clothes, crafting, anything ..
3) Cardmaking, Scrapbooking and teaching
4) My best friend Sharon 'Father Ted' Smith
5) Chocolate, chocolate and more chocolate

Things I hate -

1) Two-faced people
2) Large brown hairy spiders (with eyes and big teeth)
3) Chewing Gum
4) Noisy crisp packets
5) Bad car parkers

Music on Ipod -

1) Never too Much - Luthor Vandross (RIP)
2) Fast Love - George Michael
3) Sunday Morning - Maroon 5
4) Fields of Gold - Sting
5) Through the Barricades - Spandau Ballet

Fave Food & Drinks -

1) Costa Coffee's Cappachino (can't spell)
2) Diet Coke
3) White Wine Spritzer
4) Scampi & Chips
5) Good Chicken Pasanda with Peshwari Rice

Saturday, 8 November 2008

Secret Crafter Challenge, Week # 6 - Wendy's Sketch


A quick second card this evening, am on a role! Great sketch (as usual) by Wendy at Secret Crafter, Saturday Challenge . Have used a super image and sentiment, that my dear friend Susie Sunshine sent me, as she knows I loves Owls. Have coloured in with ink pads and have wanted to use these 'Papermania' papers for ages and some great stretchy ribbon from Crafts U Love xxx

Simply Fairies - Challenge # 1


Yippee, one of my fav crafters Kim Fee, is doing a weekly challenge Simply Fairies Challenge # 1 . I couldn't wait to get to it and here is my entry. Soz but as you have probably guessed, I am loving the Elzybells stamps and this has to be my favourite. What a stroppy fairy she is, reminds me of my twelve year old (soz Jess)! Anyway, have used some 'My Mind's Eye' lovely snowflake paper, green 'Swiss Dot' card, Doodlebug velvet ribbon and huge Imaginise Snowflake, Brad and a jelli tot. Have coloured in the fairy with Brilliance Ink pads and added a stick on sentiment. Hope you likey xxxx

Friday, 7 November 2008

Cute Card Thursday, 'Fairies & Angels' - Challenge 35


Here is my entry for this weeks challenge. A big thanks to Sue, Linda and Julie for your lovely get well wishes. Am on the mend and feel alot better. Have used this lovely Elzybells stamp, some Crate paper, star punch, Hero Art's sentiment stamp, some pink felt brads and jelly tots.. Thanks for stopping by, have a great bug-free weekend xxxx

Thursday, 6 November 2008

A Sweet Friend


I haven't been very well over the past few days, so no new cards to share. However, my super friend Susie sent me this lovely card full of owls, (which she knows I love)and some stampings of some other owls and friends. Thanks so much Sue, your little parcel cheered me up no end. Am on the mend, and looking forward to doing some challenges over this weekend. Hoping none of you bloggers have got this cold bug, feel better if you do. xxx

Monday, 3 November 2008

The Forever Friends Challenge Blog - With Love


Great to have the Forever Friends Challenge Blog back. I couldn't wait to get started on my entry. I decided to decoupage my ted using the 'Bazzill Swiss Dots' (what again, I hear you say!) and some 'Bo Bunny' scraps from stash. I have used a 'Cuttlebug' tag and bow and an old 'With love' stamp. Finished off with some white ribbon and some of those lovely pearly brads from Papermania. Really enjoyed making this little card, and look forward to next weeks challenge. Thanks for looking xxxx

Sunday, 2 November 2008

Bat, Cat and a Pumpkin!




Wanted to share some of our Halloween piccies of Jess the Goth Bat, Georgia the Cat and Georgia's wonderful pumpkin that she designed and carved all on her own, think she did a wonderful job, don't you! Had a great party with five witches, the devil, a ghoul and two cats! Sharon and I had a few glasses of wine so a good time was had by all! Thanks for dropping by xxxx

Saturday, 1 November 2008

Stamp Sale at Crafts U Love

Hurry over to Crafts U Love . They are having a HUGE stamp sale to make way for new scrummy ones. Magnolia's, Whipper Snappers, Hero Arts, Rachelle Anne Miller, etc. etc.. to name a few. Hurry up before they all sell out and with postage at only £2.49 on all orders, you can grap yourself some bargains ..........

The Secret Crafter, Saturday Challenge # 5


Here is my offering for this weeks challenge, The Secret Crafter . We had to incorporate pink, brown and white into our cards using a super layout. I have used some lovely paper from stash which had all of these colours in, some Bazzill Bling, Doodlebug flowers and and stones. I have just purchased these lovely little cardboard Imaginisce princesses' from www.craftsulove.co.uk and had to add a cute frog. Finished off with a QK Cookie Cutter phrase. xxx