Welcome to my blog. This is where I love to share all my cardmaking. I'm a DT Member for Lili's Little Fairies,Crafty Emma's Store (CES Challenge Blog) and Dream Valley. I have no willpower and am a hoarder of paper pads, pens and rubber stamps galore. I love visiting other crafters blogs and have gained many cyber friends threw blogland. Thankyou for taking the time to look at my blog today and I love reading each and every comment.

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Thursday, 30 September 2010

LOTV DT Card & Challenges


Hello everyone, its thursday again and another new challenge over at the LOTV Challenge Blog. Bev has a fantastic sketch and I'm sure to use this one again.
For my card, I have used James Bear and coloured with Aquamarkers on Hp Watercolour Paper. The papers are BG Jovial and the sentiment is Cats Life Press available from Crafty Emma's Store. The snowflake punch is gorgeous, ono of my many purchases at Ally Pally and Rafia Lace, Stickles & Gold Viva Pearl Pen to finish.
And do I love the Aquamarkers??
YES.
I have distress ink pads and refills and these work in the same way. Put some colour onto an acrylic block and with a slightly damp brush pick up the colour & apply. I'm sure I need more practice but am so enjoying the Aquamarkers and think I'll try mixing the distress inks/inkadinks so I have more colours to play with.



My teamies have also made the most gorgeous of cards, so if you need some inspiration go check out this weeks challenge HERE.

Heres a list of challenges;

Raise the Bar - Bundle Up
Sew Many Challenge - Christmas Themed
Die Cut Dreams Christmas Club - Christmas Furry Things
Totally Gorjuss - Christmas
The Crafty Pad - Christmas Sparkle
OSAAT - Anything Goes
Incy Wincy Designs - Anything Goes
Just Inspirational - Christmas
Lollipop Crafts - Glitter, Sparkle & Gems

I'm off to Pick up my Brand New LEXUS shortly so wont be around much today.
Hope to catch up with your blogs soon and no doubt I'll be posting a piccie of my new motor.
Then my first venture in it will be the school run, not very exciting!!! lol

Thanks for stopping by my blog today
Hugs

xxx

Saturday, 25 September 2010

CES DT Card - Challenge 5


Wow, the weeks are flying by. Getting dark earlier and before you know it, it'll be christmas!
The supermarkets now have all the christmas bits on the shelf and tubs of choccies on special as per usual. I've already lost 16lbs over the last few months so wont be tempted!
This weeks challenge at the CES Challenge Blog has been set by the lovely Amy and she has chosen "Animal Antics". I've had this stamp for ages but never got it out of its wrapper till recently. Its called "Bear & Robin" by Gillian Roberts - Stampavie. I've colours with distress inks and added Stickles. The papers are Basic Grey Pyrus and a lovely doily which I have spirited with Gold Glimmer Mist. Used the Gold Viva Pearl Pen, Rafia Lace and an old wood mounted rubber stamp that I found amongst my never ending pile of stash.


Please do take a look at what my other blogging buddies have made and your more than welcome to join in with the challenge. Remember anything animal related this week.

All those going to Ally Pally this weekend have fun. Edited to say I am hopefully going tomorrow!!

Heres a few challenges my card fits into;
Totally Gorjuss - Christmas
Ai Factory - Anything Goes
Sew Many Challenges - Christmas Themed
Die Cut Dreams - Christmas Furry Things
Crafty Little Place - Colours Brown, Green, Orange
Charisma Cards - Anything Goes
Papertake Weekly - Animal Magic
Stamp with Fun - Stuffed Animals
Christmas Card Challenge - Distressed Cards
ABC - D for Distressing


Now back to play with my Aquamarkers, totally love them and am so impressed. Think they could become my new addiction.


TTFN & TFL

xxx

Thursday, 23 September 2010

LOTV DT Card & Challenges

Hello everyone, another thursday and the nights are beginning to draw in so with Christmas not to far on the horizon this weeks challenge at the LOTV Challenge Blog is "Untraditional Christmas". I have gone with the colours and have used BG Indian Summer Papers adding Lilac. Cooured with Promarkers and H20's. Have used MS Gingerbread border punch, Catslife Press Stamp, various leaf punches, a mix of flowers and lots of stickles. The shimmer from the H20's doesn't really show in the photo but the envelope he's holding has lots on.
This weeks prize is a £10 voucher to be spent in the LOTV Shop and with so many gorgeous stamps you wont be stuck for choice.



Heres my list of challenges,

Charisma Cardz - Anything Goes
Ai Factory - Anything Goes
MAWTT - Christmas
Spoonful of Sugar - Anything Goes
Corrosive Challenge - Clean Up The Dust (H20's in a box, not used for yrs)
Stamp With Fun - Stuffed Animals
Just Cute Bears - Punch It!
Secret Crafter - Anything Goes

Not sure what I'm up to today, but will find some time for blog hopping at some stage. Been one of them weeks where for no explained reason I've just not had much computer time. I did join the gym yesterday, done my workout then came home knackered. Must be my age - LOL.
Love to see your creations at this weeks LOTV Challenge, but for now off to put the kettle on!!

TTFN & TFL

xxx

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Saturday, 18 September 2010

CES DT Card - Challenge 4 "Baby Bonanza" + Challenges


Week 4 over at the CES Challenge Blog, where does the time go? This week we have another great challenge Baby Bonanza. This is a digi image from Digi Doodle, Isn't she just the sweetest. I've coloured her with Copic Markers. The papers are Prima Annalee which are available at the CES Store along with the TH Ticket & Pins. Emma's also added new stock including Websters & Basic Grey and has an offer on Promarkers for a short time. You can go direct to her shop HERE. The stamps on this card are Tim Holtz & Paperartsy. Everything else from my stash and as you can see, lots of stickles.

This weeks prize is a set of MME Fabric Brads & Ribbons, both available in store.

Heres my usual list of challenges;
Secret Crafter - Anything Goes
Stamp Something - Use A Digi
Karber Weekly Challenge - Card for a Girl
Alphabet Challenge - Unused Stash (image is very & stamps had years and unused)
Penny's Challenge - Anything Baby
Southern Girls Challenge - Anything Goes
Lexi's Creations - Flower Power

Not sure what I'm up to this weekend but no doubt will be hopping at some stage. I'm playing again with my new Aquamarkers. Slowly getting to grips with them so will hopefully get something made up over the weekend.

Finally, this is a photo of me, hubby and our children at the wedding we went to the other week. HATE having my photo taken but not often I get one of all of us together (even though Zoe was shielding from the sun).


Have fun whatever your doing!
XXX

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Congratulations Terry. Please could you email me by the end of Friday and I will get your goodies in the post.
Thanks for taking part and hope to be back again another time with more stash up for grabs.

Woohoo...............
xxx

Thursday, 16 September 2010

LOTV DT Card & Challenges


Hello everyone, we have a new challenge for you at the LOTV Challenge Blog and this week is a fantastic sketch for you to follow. I have used papers from "Papermania - Summer Bloom". The stamp "Fairy On Tiptoe" is available from the LOTV Shop. She's been coloured with Aquamarkers, need a lot more practice to if any of you know of any great tutorials let me know please. Flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts and loads of Stickles. This sentiment is one of my favourites, think its very versatile. This week prize is a £10 voucher to be spent in the LOTV SHOP. Do pop on over to the LOTV Challenge Blog, the rest of the DT have made awesome cards.

Her are some challenges my cards fits into;

Totally Gorjuss - Flowers
Paper Sundaes - 3 Different Embellishments
Paper Pretties - Pearls, Rhinestones or Glitter
Lexi's Creations - Flower Power
Pocket Full of Posies - Floral Fantasy
Cutie Sunday - Pretty in Pink
Alys Sunday Challenge - Sparkle & Glitter
Wild Orchid Challenge - Pearls & Pins
CYDA - Girly n Glitter
Timbroscrapmania - Free Challenge



If I'm not back beforehand, I'll be here on saturday with my CES Card.

Thanks for stopping and look forward to seeing your cards.

TTFN
xxx

Tuesday, 14 September 2010

"Diva" Altered Notebook



Thought I'd make something different from a card and have being wanting to colouring this fabulous Mo Manning "Diva' Digi Image. She's been coloured with Promarkers and have done her scarf with Ultra Fine FlowerSoft. The papers are BG Obscure and have used the TH Brackets Die. The large leaves made from the Woodware Embossed Punch and have added Copper Gimmer Mist and a Copper Ink Pad to distress. Other Bits from stash.



I would like to enter this notebook into the following challenges;
Pocket Full of Posies - Floral Fantasies
Incy Wincy Designs - Autumn Colours
Spoonful of Sugar - Fall into Autumn
Allsorts - Colours of Autumn
Ooh La La - Stripes
PaperPlay - Autumn is a Comin
PollyCraft Challenge - Autumn Colours

And am hoping to catch up with your blogs today. Have been enjoying the peace and quiet and catching up with my Sky+ but in craft mode and will be back soon with another card!

Thanks for looking and enjoy the rest of your week!

xxx

Saturday, 11 September 2010

CES DT Card - Christmas Easel Card + Challenges.

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Today is a new challenge over the CES Challenge Blog, cant believe we are on week 3 already. Thankyou to all who have taken part. It has been a great success so far. This weeks its team "B" and the theme is "Christmas Easel Cards". For mine I have used the MME Holly Jolly Papers available from Emma's Craft Store, along with the Poinsietta's & Pearl Bead Spray. The image is LOTV which has been coloured with Distress Ink Refills and Glimmer Sprayed with Pearl and Red. Unfortunately the red wasn't spraying too well, so I used a needle to try and clear this but it well, shot out hence the heavier coverage than I would have liked. My hand was dripping in it and it really looked like I'd cut myself but I don't think it looks too bad. Cut with Nesties and have added a Swirl from a Marianne Die. The text is rubber stamped.
Do pop over to the challenge blog, my teams have made fabulous cards and we hope you can play along this week.
This weeks prize is a "Dandelion Decoupage Kits '.

Heres a few challenge challenges my cards fits into;
Fussy & Fancy Friday - Christmas Colours
Incy Wincy Designs - Celebrate
OCC - Fun With Folds

And other news, non craft related. Our house sale fell threw on exchange last month so looks like we are staying put. So instead we have booked up to go back to Mauritius again for 2 weeks at Christmas, then me and hubby are off to Las Vegas for 5 nights in January and best of all we've just ordered me a new car. I have the Lexus RX400 which is now 3 yrs old so have the New Lexus RX450 SEL on order and should be ready in the next couple of weeks. I love my Lexus and this new one is even better so cant wait (Big SMILIE)!!!!!

Thanks for stopping by my blog today.... And a telling off to Mr Blogger, 503 is no longer a favourite of mine!!!!

**Blogger is not behaving today either. Not only am I receiving duplicate comments, I think I'm sending them to, so apologies if you've received more than one from me**
xxx

Thursday, 9 September 2010

LOTV DT Card - One For The Boys & Challenges!

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Not my usual style of card, but this weeks theme over the LOTV Challenge Blog is "One For The Boys" so I thought I'd try a different approach and keep it clean and simple. Normally my cards are covered in backing papers and flowers so this was a challenge to myself.
The image is called "Collecting the Tree" and has been coloured with Copics. The Christmas Tree's are a BG stamp which has been masked and stamped over using Chalk Ink Pads. Sentiment is Autumn Leaves and the snowflakes are a Marianne Die. Practically everything on this card has been stickled in various colours. Love crimbo cards with a bit of sparkle and considering theres no flowers or papers I quite like how it turned out.
Anyway, do go take a look at what the other fantastic cards my DT buddies have to show you to, all gorgeous as always. This week the prize is a £10 Voucher to spend in the LOTV Shop.


Now heres a few challenges this card is going into;
Crafty Cardmakers - Clean & Simple (no papers and packet embellishments)
Corrosive Challenge - Olive Green/Red
Sweet Stampin - Winter Wonderland
Christmas Card Challenge - Clean & Simple

Hope you can join in this weeks LOTV Challenge.
See Ya Soon!

xxx

Tuesday, 7 September 2010

"Flower Girl" Bookmark


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This is such a sweet digi image from Sassy Cheryl's Store. I have coloured her with Promarkers for a change, cut out with Nesties and chalked while still inside the die. The papers are Magnolia and flowers are a mix from stash. the punched leaves and butterfly had been dabbed with an Adirondaak Silver paint dabber as have all the edges on this bookmark. Once finished I spritzed with a Pearl Gimmer Mist which has slightly muted the whole thing but I actually like it!


Here are a few challenges this fits into;
Pocket Ful of Posies - Floral Fantasies
Cupcake - Books & Stories
YNS - Anything Goes
Crazy 4 Challenges - Book Related
Stampavie - Anything But A Card


Thanks for looking and back soon with a another project!
xxx

Saturday, 4 September 2010

CES DT Card & Challenges


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Thankyou so much to all those who took part in our first CES Challenge. We were overwhelmed with entries. Take a look HERE to see if you were the lucky winner of last weeks challenge or have taken the Top 3 Blinkie. This week we are having a "Floral Frenzy" and would like to see lots of flowers on your card. I have used the new Prima Annalee Paper Pad which is available at Crafty Emma's Store and distressed the edges with the TH Distress Tool. The image is a free download from Magic Moonlight. Tim Holtz Tissue Tape which is fantastic and a TH Swirl Stamp. The Ticket is from the TH Strip and have used the new TH Ticket stamp. Have Distressed with TH Distress Ink Pads. See a theme? (lol)The Postmark is a Paper Artsy Stamp. Viva Pearl Pens and lots of Stickles. The Butterfly is the MS Punch and selection flowers all Stickled.
This weeks prize is a Basic Grey Card Kit


Am over my stomach bug now, certainly drained me for a few days and will be a kid free zone again from Monday so hope to be blogging again more regularly.

Hope you all have a lovely weekend.

Heres a few challenges I'm entering my card into;

Stampin For The Weekend - Vintage or Shabby
Charisma Cardz - Inspired By A Song (all by myself)
CYDA - Girly & Glitter
Anything Goes Challenge Blog - Say It With Flowers
PaperTake Weekly - Just The One (one patterned paper)
MTTC - In The Garden
Scrap It With A Song - Isn't She Lovely
Oh Alice - Sparkle Or Shine
Donna's Den Of Crafts - Lots of Layers
Stamptacular - Pretty In Pink
DutchDare - Vintage Summer
Wild Orchid Challenge - Make It Sparkle

Thanks For Looking and hope to see you again at the CES Challenge!
xxx

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have been making handmade cards for a few years. Enjoy all the new stash that comes on the market and alot end up at my place!!!!!