30 November 2010

Kaboodle Doodles Challenge # 45 "Tag, you're It"

Hi Everyone

Its time again for the Kaboodle Doodles Challenge # 45 "Tag you're It"

The challenge this week is to make a holiday tag. 'Tis the season for gift giving and what better way to make a gift truly special than to add a handmade tag! This weeks sponsor is Robyn's Fetish Images

The winner of this challenge will have 5 digital stamps or digital paper sets of their choice.  So ladies this is my DT Tag using one of the lovely images - how cute is that bear in the box!:-

I've paper pieced this oh so cute bear image using red, brown and green cardstock.  I then layered it up using silicone glue.  I used some red stickles to highlight the berries on the holly.

Its an ever so easy challenge this month - why don't you give it a go...

Don't forget to visit Kaboodle Doodles to have a look at the gorgeous inspiration from the other DT's.

Happy Crafting.


29 November 2010

The Shabby Tearoom - Week # 38 - Get in Shape

Hi everyone

Thought I would enter into the The Shabby Tearoom - week 38 - Get in Shape - which means make a shaped card or project without using squares or rectangles!

Here is my entry:-

The pyramid template, snowflake paper and image are all from Pink Petticoat.  I've coloured in my image using Promarkers and added some sparkle with Glamour Dust.  I tied my image on to the pyramid using raffia and added a couple of coiled up pieces DMC Desire Wire to finish it off!

Hope you like it!  I think it would make a rather cute mini gift box for someone!

Happy Crafting and thanks for popping by!


25 November 2010

Mum and Tony's Wedding


I've not been around much lately as I've been busy making cards as on Tuesday not only was it my mum's birthday but she also got married!  So I made cards not only for myself but for my sister too.  The Wedding Day was just lovely and everyone who attended had a great time.  Here are some photos of the day....
 Me and Hubby

My sis and partner
Mum and Tony

 Mum's family

Will post up cards I made soon too!

Bye for now...


15 November 2010

Kaboodle Doodles Challenge # 44

Hi Everyone

It's time again for the new Kaboodle Doodles challenge and this time it is a 1-2-3 recipe challenge:
1 solid paper
2 patterned papers
3 embellishments

Our sponsor this week is Patti and her company Pholkart Blessings! Patti will provide the choice of 4 of her wonderful digital images to the winner of Challenge #44.

Patti kindly gave the DT some images to work with and here is my project:-

My patterned bp's are from Craftwork Cards and the sparkly paper is from Hobbycraft.  The sparkly snowflakes are from John Lewis and the ribbon is from my stash.  I added the text "let it snow" to my image before printing it out and I coloured my snowman with my glimmer chalks for a more subtle sparkly effect - you know how I like adding sparkle!

You can see all the DT's creations here.  I hope that some of you will be able to join us!

I would also like to enter my card into the following challenges:-

http://lilredwagon.blogspot.com/ - do it in 3's
http://cutecardthursday.blogspot.com/ - anything goes
http://www.simonsaysstampandshow.blogspot.com/ - Whatever makes you happy - making my cards sparkle makes me happy!

Happy Crafting


12 November 2010

Poodle Card

Hi crafting friends

Haven't posted since Wednesday (shock horror) but thought I would post up this card I made a while back and don't think I've posted it yet!  The lovely pink poodle I got from a craft show - but cannot remember what company......... (sorry)

Well I think it is cute - I added the crystal to the collar for that added "sparkle" that I love soooo much.

Well the weekend is here and I hope that you all have a good one.  Until next week.


10 November 2010

Simply Create projects

Good Morning, thought I would share with you all today a couple of my projects that I've made for Simply Create with my second DT parcel....

Fell in love with this Martha Stewart punch when I saw it! and I thought the shape kinda reflected the image on the BP from my kit.
Now on this next card I had 3 copies of this particular image and wasn't sure what to do with it - but decided upon using one of them as the main image and the other two I cut the flowers out and used them to decoupage it with.  I added some pearls to the flowers and added some pink tulle under my button and the matt and layering.
Anyway I've still got quite a bit left in my kit and will post up my projects as and when I finish them!

Happy Crafting.


9 November 2010

Some Christmas Inspiration

Hi everyone - its a rotten day here in North Essex its been non-stop raining so far today - just managed to get my little Tilly out for a walk between the showers!  Anyway with Christmas coming up so quickly I've been making some Christmas cards using my lovely Craftwork Card papers in my usual clean & simple style (and of course those scallop card blanks).  Thought I would share a few with you all!

As you can see these cards were really quick and easy to do - (one of my fave way of doing cards!) and spechly made easy by the lovely papers from Craftwork Cards.

Happy Crafting.


3 November 2010

Simply Create Give Away

Hi thought I would let you know that if you pop over to simply-create the lovely Jacqui has a give away - here are all the details:-

How do you fancy winning a set of 48 Prismacolor art markers, (worth £129), the ink is formulated to give the richest color saturation with silky smooooooth coverage. The duality of the thick and skinny tips let you change it up whenever the mood strikes. They are an alcohol, dye-based ink that’s non toxic and blendable, and they'll work in conjunction with your copics or promarkers, and come in a snazzy little carry case!

All you have to do is leave a comment over at simply-create, sign up as a follower and if you shout about the giveaway on your blog then we'll add an extra entry into the hat for you. The draw will be held at the Pink Ladies Crafty Get Together on Sunday 14th November during lunch and will be drawn by the first pink lady who walks through the door on the day!!!!

So what are you waiting for?????  Head over to simply-create and get following and adding your comment!


2 November 2010

My Birthday Surprise

Morning all

Well as you know it was my birthday on Sunday and I'm so excited about the present that hubby bought me that I just had to share it with you all!!  To clarify though its for my birthday AND Christmas as these gadgets are expensive!!  So here is a picture of the box!

Well I'm so very excited - have wanted one for ages now!  I've had a little play and have printed off the manual so need to read up so that I can use it to its full potential.  For whose who don't know what it is - its a hand held portable device that stores all your Cricut cartridges on it (+ it comes with two cartridges pre-loaded that have got loads of images on them from pumpkins to hearts to scallop labels and a lovely alphabet.  It has a screen on it which allows you to design your own images from the library.  It can weld letters together, insert images inside of one another and I'm sure a lot more besides!  And being portable means I can take it with me anywhere and design away!!!

So watch this space in the future for cards where I will start using my Cricut and Gypsy a bit more!

Cold what cold - nearly forgotten about it......!!


1 November 2010

Kaboodle Challenge # 44 - Make it Vintage

Hi Ladies

Can't believe another 2 weeks has whizzed by and here we are again on Monday with the next challenge at Kaboodle Doodles.  This week the challenge is "Make it Vintage".  The DT were given images by this week's sponsor: stamp-n-doodle.  I hope that you will be able to play along.  Here is my DT card:-

I printed "The Courier" image onto some brown kraft paper and to make it look more vintage I crumpled it up, distressed the edges with my craft knife and distress inks, ripped into it and then stapled it back together.  I then added some gorgeous black lace and stictching.  The flower was made from the scrap of paper that I had left over which I gave the same treatment too before I added the metal flower charm and the birthday sentiment.  Oh I then added pearls at the end to finish it off!  I wasn't sure if I had taken the "vintage" look too far - but I'm pleased with how it turned out and something completely different to my "usual" style!

Thought I would also enter this card at simon says stamp and show their theme is "Something Shabby"


Just had to make a mention to my two lovely crafty friends Shirley and Viv who both made me gorgeous birthday cards - very much appreciated and I loved both your designs.

Had a lovely day yesterday out at Papercraft show in Bury st Edmunds - what at way to spend your birthday had a great time spending away......  Started to get cold like symptoms in the car as I drove home and by the time I got home I was feeling pretty rubbish so I just sat in front of TV for rest of afternoon and early evening had my dinner and was in bed at 8.30pm!  I'm taking it easy today - think this cold will be with me for the week boo hoo.

Still at least I've got my crafty goodies that I bought yesterday to play with and tomorrow I will let you know what hubby got me for my birthday....

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