30 January 2012

Kaboodle Doodles Challenge # 104 - All about the girls (anything girly)

Hi everyone hope that you've had a great weekend.....  Well its a bit cold out today so nothing for it but to stay in the warm and craft I say!!  Today being Monday its time to share this weeks challenge over at Kaboodle Doodles.  This week's challenge is All about girls (anything girly) and we are sponsored this week by Little Miss Muffet Stamps

and here is my DT card:-

So thats my little make for today, hope you are able to join us this week.  Until next time...

Happy Crafting


28 January 2012

Card Patterns Sketch 150

Hi everyone - I'm very excited today as I was luckily enough to be picked a few weeks ago as a Super Six winner over at the Card Patterns sketch challenge blog.    This win means that I'm their Guest Designer for sketch 150 - I've never been a GD before and was absolutely delighted to have been choosen! 
So here is the sketch for this week:-

and this is my card:-

Card recipe
Card blank: Craftwork Cards
BP's: Craftwork Cards: Tres Chic and Elegantly Embossed
Die Cut frame: Craftwork Cards: Glitz & Glamour
Die cut Frilly Square #1: Go Kreate
Stamp: Papermania: Happy Birthday
Sparkly jewel: Purchased at a craft show
Flower: Prima
Ribbons and black glitter: from stash

You must go and check out the rest of the DT's creations as they are stunning and I'm sure they would be delighted if you joined in the challenge too!

So thats it for me for today - hope you enjoy the rest of your weekend and thanks so much for stopping by - feel free to leave a comment so that I can come and see you.

Happy Crafting


23 January 2012

Kaboodle Doodles # 103 Thank You

Good Morning, lovely to have you hear reading my little blog!  Well its Monday and that means its Kaboodle Doodle challenge time again.  This week we are sponsored by A day for Daisies

and here is my DT card

Just realised the ribbon is covering some of the sentiment - opps! it reads... "A little gift to say.... thank you"

A sweet little image I think you will agree!!

Right thats it for now, more later in the week until then....

Happy Crafting


18 January 2012

My new addiction

Hello bloggy friends! 

Well as promised I'm going to let the cat out of the bag, let you into a little secret, divulge something private,  and let you all know my very new and very addictive addiction!!!

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don't give up yet...

Hands up if you've heard of it before???  Oh yes a few of you, and if you haven't - WHERE have you been!!! 

Seriously though its VERY addictive - you may not think it could be at first glance, but you join up and start pinning and that is where the addiction starts - just have a look at what I've pinned so far, by clicking on the
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 it will take you to my Boards.

Have a nosey around and then check out who I follow.... and who they in turn follow - You have been warned!!!!

Would love to know what you think of it and if you are a member perhaps become one of my followers on Pinterest and then I can follow you back simples!

Right must go over there now, I need my fix, I mean - to do some very important work LOL.
Happy pinning!


17 January 2012

Card Patterns Sketch 148

Hi everyone hope you are well - I've come down with a cold - nothing too serious I know, but it does slow you down a bit eh - can't stand the watery eye and tickle in my nose......!!!  So to take my mind off of it what better way that to craft!!!  I was delighted to find out this morning that I was choosen in last week's Card Patterns Super Six as their winner! how great is that (cold what cold long forgotten...)
So this also means that I will be a guest designer for them for their sketch 150 - and I can't wait.....

So I've been busy this afternoon making a card for this weeks fabulous sketch:-

and here is my card:-

Card blank: Craftwork Cards
Papers: 5th Avenue Melissa Francis
Ribbons: from stash
Die: Marianne
Kraft doily: Maya Road
Pearls: Melissa Francis
Flowers: Prima
Buttons: from stash

So thats it for me for today, I will share with you tomorrow my new addiction.........

Happy Crafting


16 January 2012

Kaboodle Doodles Challenge # 102 - Snowflakes/Snowmen

Good afternoon hope you all had a nice weekend I did apart from coming down with a cold!  Well its Monday again and that means its Kaboodle Doodles challenge time.  This week the challenge is snowflakes/snowmen.  We are sponsored this week by Di's Digi Downloads:-
and here is my DT creation: something a little different from me

This little snowflake gift bag is actually made from an envelope!  So easy to make - I found a tutorial on YouTube.  My stamps are a Tapestry Stamp set called Winter Night Sky and the large snowflake die is by Cuttlebug.

So now its your turn can't wait to see some of your creations..

Happy Crafting


12 January 2012

Card Patterns Sketch challenge blog - Sketch 147

Good morning folks why is it that I'm awake so early today I've been awake since 4.30am and you know then how your mind starts whirling round with lots of different thoughts and you just cannot get back to sleep.  So I'm up I've had my cup of Earl Grey and cuddles with Tilly(!) got a load of washing on and its not even 7am yet - and I feel blooming tired now!!!!!  I think I will be having a little shut eye this afternoon!!  Anyway enough of my early morning ramblings, I've made a card to enter into this weeks Card Patterns challenge.  I heard about it through the lovely Clare whose blog I follow and she has just joined their DT - congrats again Clare.  If you've not seen Clare's blog before you must go take a look - she is one very talent lady and I just love her creations...

Right so on to the challenge then this is the sketch:-

and here is my card:-

I did think when I started putting this together that it could be a card suitable for a man but then I went and added the flower so I don't think so now...!!!

Note to self: enter more sketch challenges!

Happy Crafting


11 January 2012

Less is More Week 49 Colour

Hi everyone well I went along to Zumba last night and boy did I break a sweat!  But all good for fat burning and I gotta lot of that to get rid of!!  So I've got Pilates this morning so you think nice and serene and calming after all the jumping around last night but NO pilates is hard it might only be small movements but it really does give you a work out!!!  Still all this in the name of keeping fit and trying to be healthy - we all start the New Year with such intentions - but I hope to keep it up!!

Anyway I made this card yesterday to enter this week's Less is More challenge.  I've not been over there since before Xmas so its nice to join in the fun again with all the lovely LIMettes and of course Chrissy and Mandi - hoping that you all had a great Xmas and New Year. 

Right so this weeks challenge is a colour one

Predominantly Purple
So here is my 2nd card (the first one further down below I think is far to busy) so I had to do it all again and there was a lot of glueing and glittering going on I can tell you!!!
 Oh no you can't see that its purple in these photos.....
 promise that it is purple here is a close up can you see it now.... ? you might just have to take my word for it - LOL
and here is my 1st attempt you can see I did the flourish stamp the other way round and lots more butterflies but for LIM I think it was too much - would love to know your opinion
Right so that is enough of my ramblings.  Must pop over and do lots of commenting on what I know will be some truely wonderful purple creations.  Until then....
Happy Crafting

10 January 2012

Daring Cardmakers challenge # First Friday colour Combo1

Hi all still busying myself making some cards and I want to enter this weeks challenge over at Daring Cardmakers this is the colour combo board

Just by chance I made a card today that has all these colours in it - what a bit of luck wouldn't you say!!  So here is my card:-

The crystal flourishes I used here are by ZVA Creative.  I won them recently on a blog hop - they are soooo gorgeous and I got quite a few packs too - very generous - thanks again to Carole for picking me to win her prize!

Thats me done for today!  Until next time..

Happy Crafting


9 January 2012

Kaboodle Doodle Challenge 101 - Fireworks

Hi everyone well its Monday and we are now in our second week of 2012 - not long until the Olympics..... I think by the time it comes around we will all be sick of hearing about it won't we - or am I turning into a grumpy old woman!!!

Well its Kaboodles challenge time again and this week the theme is Fireworks and our sponsor this week is Meljens Designs:-

and here is my card for this week:-

We I gotta tell you I found this one quite tricky as I don't have any stamps with fireworks on them.  So after a bit of Google and YouTube searching I found a few tutorials after numerous attemps with a pencil and paper I decided that to really get the effect I would just have to take the plunge and do it direct with ink and glitter onto black paper and hey presto I'm now an "expert" in drawing fireworks (he he).  Got quite carried away adding more little lines and different glitters and for once the rule "less is more" need not apply!!!!

I thought that the "celebrate" sentiment would work well with this image and don't you just love gorgeous satin bows.......  So that's it from me ..... over to you would love to see what you create.

Take care and until next time...

Happy Crafting


8 January 2012

Runway Inspired Challenge - a new one for me....

Hi everyone hope you are all having a nice weekend - my hubby is out so I'm up in my craft room making cards and having a nice time (guilt free!!!!)  So today one of the cards I've made is a card to enter the challenge over at Runway Inspired blogspot.  This challenge takes inspiration from the 2012 Spring Collection by Gareth Pugh:-

and here is my card

I found the black and white ribbon and decided on a simple design but with my added all time favourite embellie - crystals - well a girl has just gotta have a bit of bling!!

Right off to make a few more cards :-) until next time.....

Happy Crafting


2 January 2012

Kaboodle Doodles Challenge 100 - Celebration


Hi well can you believe it not only have we started the New Year, and that its Monday, but also that today we are celebrating over at Kaboodle Doodles as we've reached our 100th challenge!!!! WOW.  I would like to say a personal thank you to each and everyone of you who takes part in our challenges and to all my lovely followers who regularly comment on my posts - I'm so very grateful to each and every one of you and I just love reading them - it really makes my day......

So on to this weeks 100th challenge then.  The theme as if you had already guessed (well its in my post heading anyway LOL) is Celebration!  We are sponsored this week by The Stamping Boutique and the winner of this week's challenge will win 5 images from them.

and here is my DT card this week:-

(The crown and little birdie are from a new Cricut  cartridge I've got.... more of that later in the week)

So over to you, it would be lovely if you were able to join in our 100th challenge! So hope to see you over at kaboodles!

Until next time...

Happy Crafting

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