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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Saturday, 13 August 2011

CES DT Card & Challenges!

Hello again, its saturday and time for a new challenge over at the CES Challenge Blog. This weeks theme is called "Mix & Match". We would like to see different papers from different manufactures. I just adore these new stamps from "Emerald Faeries". I have used my Spectrum Noirs to colour. I do read both good and bad comments about these. I do love the colours but yes they are juicy and will take a bit of getting used to, but on the whole, glad I got them. Will have to have a go at mixing with Copics and Promarkers to see how they blend. And yes I have bandage on my card. A bit of Crepe Bandage purchased from Boots. Gave it a bit of a stretch and frayed the edges. Quite appropriate seeings as my Zoe has her arm in plaster. hehe!!
Sentiment is Whimsey, MS Punches, Distressing, Viva Pearls and a piece of ribbon.

A few challenges;
Incy Wincy - Something Old/Something New (new stamp/papers-old flowers/punches)
Flutterby Wednesdays - Open Challenge
JellyPark - Your Favourite Embellishment (flowers and die cuts/punches)
Craft Us Crazy - Anything Goes
MAWTT - Fantasy
Crafty Sentiments - Dies and Punches
Delightful Challenges - Things with Wings
Everybody Art - Summer
My Time to Craft - Fairytales
Corrosive Challenge - Earth Tones
Dream Valley - Distressing
Addicted to Stamps - Anything Goes
Stampavie & More - Card for a Girl

We went back to the hospital yesterday for Zoes broken arm. Consultant at a glance said she would be OK in a padded sling, but noticed some bleeding on the x ray which can indicate another fracture. So theres us all geared up to going away with Zoe in a nice soft sling and worries all over. Came back, takes another look at x ray and says bad news, theres a fracture across her humerus, along with the chip in her elbow so another cast would have to go back on. Luckily they have put on a totally waterproof one and its only for 3 weeks but still got to get threw check- in at Gatwick sunday, as we dont have a proper doctors letter (thats in post) so had to make do with a sick note stating she's safe to fly.
Anyway, thats enough waffle. Just got to speak to airline this morning for confirmation his letter is OK, then off to sunny Zakynthos for 2 weeks (hopefully) So wont be back in blogland now till September.
I hope you al lenjoy the rest of summer and anyone with kids are having the best of times.
Hugs for anyone in need and sending smiles to all.
See you in a few weeks!

Thanks for looking


Saturday, 6 August 2011

CES DT Card & Challenges!

Hello everyone, today is Saturday and we see a new challenge over at the CES Challenge Blog. This weeks theme is "Water It". You can interpret this any way you wish and we cant wait to see your lovely creations.
For my card I have used WOJ Nora with Ducks and Umberella which can be purchased over at Crafty Emma's store along with the gorgeous new "Petal Point" Card Blank. There are many new items for sale so why not take a look! The papers are Magnolia and I've coloured the image again with the new Spectrum Noir Pens. Viva Pearl Pen, Catslife Press Sentiment and Rafia Lace for embellishment. Take a look over at the CES Challenge Blog to see what other gorgeous cards my teamies have made.

A few challenges;
Allsorts - Red
Ellephantastic - Add some Layers
Card Makin Mama's - Birthday Card
Alphabet Challenge - Navy Blue + 1
Stampin for the Weekend - Spots and Dots
Raise the bar - Anything Goes
House of Gilli - Polka Dots
Craft us Crazy - Anything Goes
Crafts and Me - Anything Goes
Just Tracys - Happy Birthday
Come and Get it - Anything Goes
Craft Your Days Away - Birthdays

Yesterday we bought 2 new additions, Pretzel and Ashley, 2 baby rabbits. I will take a picture to show you, they are so cute... Just leaving them in quiet for a few days while they settle into their new home.
We are having major trauma with our router again, already gone 4 times this morning so if I'm quiet you will know why. 
Thanks for stopping by my blog today and hope you all have a lovely weekend


Thursday, 4 August 2011

LOTV DT Card & Challenges!

Its not the weather we had yesterday. I sat in the garden and got a bit of colour on me but today is very cloudy and the rain has just started. At least I dont have to water the new lawn.
Today over at the LOTV Challenge Blog we have nice and easy challenge for you."Roses". Bet theres lots of gardens full of them so show them on your cards and pop on over to the LOTV Challenge Blog. 
I am the proud owner of all 168 Spectrum Noir Pens and this is my first card I have used the pens to colour. I highly recommend them if you are a Copic/Promarker Lover. Love the nib but can be a bit juicy so when applying be aware when working round the edges, especially with darker colours. I love the added colour chart that can be downloaded and it even states what set the pen is in so no more rummaging threw a box full of pens looking for the colour needed. All my box sets are labelled in colour tones anyway and all the individual 6 packs I have in 2 storage cases (available from Crafters Companion).

A few challenges;
Ai Factory - Anything Goes
The Paper Shelter - lowers, Flowers, Flowers
Papertake Weekly - Anything Goes
Clear It Out - Summer is Here
Tuesday Throwdown - Summertime
Mami Doodles- Flowers
Kaboodle Doodle - In the Garden
The Crazy Challenge - The Sun is Out
Wild Orchid Crafts - Beary Special
Card & Scrap -Summer
Cutie Sunday - Flower Power
Creative Inspiration - Summertime
Come and Get It - Anything Goes
Stamp Something - Summer Fun
Colour Create - Pink,Green & White
Divas by Design - Summer is Here
Little Darlings - Girly
Stampavie & More - Summer
CYDA - Summertime

A quick post today, I have ton of chores to get threw today so best crack on and hopefully get some time for blog hopping later but the internet keeps dropping out (probably coz of weather)
Enjoy the rest of your day


Tuesday, 2 August 2011

Finally, My New Back Garden!!

Well at long last some piccies of the newly landscaped garden. I've shown some pictures of before but obviously it wasnt in that state. We had a large decking the length of the garden and it banked at the bottom so had it all built up, feature steps that overlook the pond, a new deck area, bigger patio and alot more grass. We've still got to get a new Patio Set but for now the trampoline is on the patio till it can go back on the grass in a few week.
Heres a taster though the photo's dont really do it justice!

I've kept them small so just click on any picture for a larger view.



I've planted everything myself and am having to spend 2 hours a day watering the grass but worth every minute and today the weather is hot and sunny here!
Off to McDonalds with the kids, catch up with you tonight


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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!!!!!