Friday, 29 February 2008
Also check out Leann's Blog for some more CANDY at
http://leanns-ramblings.blogspot.com/ check out her cards too, you'll find some lovely things
Have a good weekend :-)x
As its coming up to Mothers day in the UK here’s a chance to make a card that celebrates women and girls . So I’d like to see a card with at least one feminine image on it . And that's it for rules really. Apart from this one. And it is sneaky. No Tildas, Sugar Nellies or Bellas please.
Thursday, 28 February 2008
I made this card for my friend who's birthday it is on Saturday. Happy Birthday Marie - we've been friends since we were 2 years old. Oh my that was a long time ago !!
Thanks for stopping by, have a good Friday and a fab weekend :-)x
Tuesday, 26 February 2008
Sunday, 24 February 2008
Get well wishes to Donna who has hurt her back, we wishing you a speedy recovery.
Pink Petticoat papers, Tilda stamp, flowers from Poppocrafts and Crafts U Love, Ribbon from Hobbicraft.
This is a little something I have made for my mum for Mothers Day. I saw the idea ages ago by Beckie (DT) at PinkPetticoat and really like the circular design idea.
As my mum is such a wonderful person and is always there, I thought I'd let her know how much she is loved and how wonderful she is.
Thanks fors stopping by, hope your all having a good weekend. :-)x
Anyway SORRY girls the link I posted for the POCKETS was incorrect (sorry !!!)
Well heres the new link, as I had a few of you ask me about instructions.
You will have to login in (or register) to beable to view the videos. Worth looking at theres some great ideas - for us new comers.
HAVE A GREAT DAY
Thursday, 21 February 2008
So I decided not to make a card for this one, but something different and that I'd not done before and have been meaning to do for a while - Pocket Pouch
I found the idea on the http://www.crafts-beautiful.com/site and thought this would be perfect for all my images from Pink Petticoat. This one I made to store all my 'Shoes' and 'Handbag' Images
Of course the papers are pink petticoat and flowers from Poppicrafts. And the beautiful velvet ribbon is from my candy stash from Leann. Thanks Leann it works perfect.
Thanks for stopping by :-)x
Wednesday, 20 February 2008
This weeks challenge on Daring Cardmakers is Oh sooo juicy - and to make a card using lemon or orange toned colours.
I decided to use my new Pink Petticoat - Henrietta images, and dressed her up in a bow and a big flower.
Oops !! Picture a bit wonky
Thanks for stopping by :-) x
Monday, 18 February 2008
How amazed was I, when I received this wonderful award from Cynthia at 'Rainbow Lady', and would like to say a massive thankyou Cynthia for this amazing honour. For little old me who has only been crafting for less than 6 months and started making my first batch of Christmas cards last year and got hooked, I am overwhelmed by this award.
I too have so many of you that are an inspiration to me, and would love it pass it to you all, but Im told I can only pass to 5 (sorry!!!)
(I'm sorry I couldn't figure out how to just have your 'name' only as a link without putting in your blog address) I'll adjust post once I know how.So here's to you ladies:
Cynthia http://rainbowladyscraftyblog.blogspot.com/ for making my day yesterday, for your wonderful creations and for all your help.Dawn http://allpinkgirl.blogspot.com/ who has been my inspiraton from the begining and who's work continues to inspire me every day, and for her friendship she has given me in the time I have known her.
Leann http://leanns-ramblings.blogspot.com/ who's creations are fabulous and who always makes me smile.
Marlou http://scrappingwithlove.blogspot.com/ who visits my blog often and leaves such beautiful comments that brighten my day, and who's work is also fabulous.
Andrea's http://andreabrownjohn.blogspot.com/ another regular to my blog who always makes me smile with her kind comments, and who's works is the cutiest ever.
To all you ladies, thankyou all for your inspiration and for always making me smile :-) xx
This is what you five ladies should do next should you agree to participate (no obligations of course) :-
1) Write a post with links to 5 blogs you find of interest and that inspire you.
2) Acknowledge the post of the award giver.
3) Display the logo 'You make my day'
4) Tell the award winners that they have won by commenting on their blogs with the news.
Have a great day everyone :-) x
Todays challenge at Papertake Weekly is -
'Spring in your step!' is to make a card (or other item!) with a spring theme! Easter and Mother's Day both fall early this year, it seemed a good theme! It also fits with the fantastic prize we have up for grabs! Our new sponsor Sally at Aunty's Store has kindly offered us a set of her gorgeous bunny stamps!
I made this card with some lovely new paper I brought today, which tied in nice for this challenge. And another new stamp - Lola isn't she cute.
As my mum doesn't visit my site without being at my house, I think I might save this one for my wonderful mum.
Thanks for stopping by and thankyou to everyone for all your kind comments :-)
Sunday, 17 February 2008
String, I would like to see the use of string on your Art Work, Be it a bit of trying holding the project together,
or what about it being the main focus of the work? or even could be used as a hanger to hang your project up. there is many uses of string on artwork ,
so please get exploring and see what you can come up with.
I made quite basic cards, as adviced by a fellow crafter and thats why I made 12 of them, and its all for a good charity.
Saturday, 16 February 2008
Keryn and Rachel are daring you to make a card in the theme of love and friendship for one of the special people in your life. It could be a valentines card, a thankyou for a close friend or a way to propose to the man in your life on the 29th February.
As the resident Stampin' Up! Independent Demonstrators Keryn Campbell (NZ) and Rachel Booth (UK) have supplied Stampin' Up!(R) product and images to the design team to help them in their quest for the perfect 'love and friendship' themed card. Please click on the links above for other specials a
nd offers they have running alongside this dare.
I went shopping for some new papers yesterday from my local craft store and wanted something to make my Mothers Days Cards for my mum and mother-in-law (to be). So I wanted something special and found this gorgeous paper by Daisy Bucket Designs. I was going to save this lovely paper for them but decided to make this card for DCM challenge and make something for my mum to give to her Best Friend (my Auntie Anne) who she has known for over 35 years now. She is such a wonderful lady and thought she deserved something nice. (I guess I'll be going shopping again for some more of this paper)
Here's my card:
Friday, 15 February 2008
Thursday, 14 February 2008
Wednesday, 13 February 2008
I don't have many stamps in my collection yet, (but have been shopping online lately - and just waiting in anticipation for them to arrive). I do however have a few Penny Black Stamps that I just love and used one for this challenge.
I stamped 'Daisy Surprise' twice and embossed with 'Rainbow Crystal Transparent', and then cut out the 2nd rope and flower and fixed with a 3d pad. I used glitter on the flower (although it doesn't show clearly on picture) and used a sentiment that can be used for a variety of occassions.
Thanks for stopping by :-)
Monday, 11 February 2008
The challenge is 'Simply Stripes' - quite self explanitory really lol! This weeks challenge is to use stripes on your project!I used Pink Petticoat Papers (yes I know, Im sorry I use these alot but I have a massive stash)
Lilly image stamp and sentiment. Flowers and brads are from Poppicrafts. Purple spotty ribbon.
Here's what I made - thanks for stopping by :-)
Sorry picture a bit wonky !!
Friday, 8 February 2008
Thursday, 7 February 2008
The challenge is to make a card with her favourite colour (lilac) on it.
Which is great, as I love lilac. So I used one of my favourite 'Penny Black' stamps and came up with
Thanks for stopping by :-)
Wednesday, 6 February 2008
So I decided to decorate a can, and use it to store all my ribbons. I must say it took me a while, but I am pleased with the end result. But I have funny feeling I might be losing it to my mum at the weekend, as she's coming to stay and think she might just sneak it in her bag !!! I dont mind, I can always make another.
Anyway here are the rules:
As this is the 'Pinkie Pops' Competition the items you enter MUST be made with 'Pinkie Pops'There will be 2 catergories A Card catergory and An everything else catergory...eg...altered art...scrapbook pages etc.Each contestant can enter up to 3 items into each of the 2 catergories.The winner from each catergory will recieve £25 and a place on Funky Fairys design team !!!EVERY contestant will recieve 1 FREE downloadable kit of your choosing from Funky Fairys Papercrafts!...as a thankyou for taking part :) So everyone will be a winner!THE RULES...(All comps just have to have rules dont they..lol)Items MUST be made using 'Pinkie Pops'You can however add to that by using rubber stamps...embellies etc...as long as your items contain items from 'Pinkie Pops' (So quite easy really )After close of comp..ALL entries will be displayed in a comp gallery (which i shall set up as and when) with pics of cards...your name...and you blog addy (if ya have one)The closing date i will set for 1st March 2008...that way you have plenty of time.All entries should be emailed to me at firstname.lastname@example.orgSubject heading.....Competition!Please state which catergory you are enteringalso state which free kit you would like :) Free kit offer will be good until close of comp....so if ya wanna wait till some more of the new stuff is avilable...then that fine...just let me know when you send your entry.Also iclude details of what items you have used to make your entry!!Each contestant is entitled to 1 FREE kit only....regardless of how many items you enter!So good luck Everyone :) Cant wait to see...n drool...lol over your creations :))Happy Crafting!Shaz x
So here's what I made
Thanks for stopping by x
Tuesday, 5 February 2008
Well after that awful Thunder earlier that frightened me senseless, I'm pleased to say Im now alot calmer now !!! That I think has something to do with the large glass of wine and some crafting.
So I decided to have a go at the 'Funky Fairys Challenge' - RIP IT
I must say this is the quickest I made a card in a long time, but it was good fun. The ripping is pretty tricky, but I guess with practice it'll get earier.
So here's the challenge.
This weeks challenge ladies is to throw out them scissors LOL,
for this challenge i would like to see riping and tearing on your cards please ,
more the better dont be scared once you start its a whole new world LOL ,
so please join in and leave your comments here and we will come and look ,Good luck Dawnxxx
And heres what I created, simple but I like it. :-)
Thanks for stopping by x
Well here's the challenge
Remember, you can use any stash you like on any papercraft project and you don't have to have a blog to enter, just link us to your online creation or email it in and we'll add it to our gallery.
You have until 9am Saturday 9th February to complete this challenge and one lucky winner will be drawn out of the entries to win £10 in e-vouchers to spend in the shop.
Well Im off to pour myself a large glass of wine now, I need something to calm me down !! We have just have the most LOUDEST thunder I have ever heard in my life, oh my it frightened me out of my skin !!!
Sunday, 3 February 2008
Either a Thank You card including the following embellishments -
flowers & brads but not of the usual kind that you would reach out for-
try something different & feel free to use other kinds of embellies too !
Create any kind of card with shades of Black, Pink & White .
No limitation on card size or shape !
There you have it ! I trust you will enjoy having a go at it !
Im sorry about the picture, didnt photograph to well at night (think I need a new camera)
Saturday, 2 February 2008
These are just great - bold, bright and beautiful papers and toppers. If you haven't seen them yet check them out here: http://www.mariekevermeulen.blogspot.com/
So this is for you Marieke, thankyou for the wonderful collection and for brighting up my day.
I decided to attempt my first card today for the 'Tilda + Co Challenge' - 'BABY
What I have only just found out, after going on to post my card, is that 1 of the rules is you have to use 'Magnolia Stamps'
WHAT AM I LIKE !!!!!
So Im posting this anyway as I had so much fun making my first BABY card. I must admit that the little dress was a bit of a challenge, as Im not great at using my scissors (I think it turned out ok)Well here's what I created, (went a bit made with pink) but I do love those girlie colours!!
Thanks for stopping by :-) x
Friday, 1 February 2008
I'm on a roll, so and created this card for the: Papertake Weekly Challenge: 'Heart's Desire!'.
Please could we see some hearts (or a heart lol!) on your cards this week? Already done your Valentine's cards? How about doing a Wedding / Anniversary / engagement or birthday card! We don't mind which - as long as there's a heart or two...or three.....!!!
So I decided to do something easy, a style that Ive done previously (but not used on any challenge) as I have had a few glasses of wine now, and chilling rather nicely. If you have not read my previous blog, I can assure you I dont have a drink problem, just a hectic stressful week !!! :-)
Well here's my card - thanks for looking. (sorry about the colour, hasn't photographed as well as I wanted)
I used one of my many 'PennyBlack' stamps, using black and red textured card and glitter ribbon.
Have a good weekend
Its been a very busy week, and a very stressful one at that!! So when I came home from work I needed to relax. So first I poured myself a nice large glass of wine and after a while thought I'd have a go at this weeks 'Daring Cardmakers Challenge'.
I have visited the blog many times in the last few weeks, and seen all the lovely work everyone does, but have never managed to get any of the challenges done in time. So Im pleased that this is my first challenge (and you made it an easy one this week!!)
The challenge is to design a card using only RED AND WHITE on your cards- it doesn't have to be a Valentine themed card - it can be any theme- as long as use incorporate RED and WHITE on it.
So here's what I made:
I used a variety of red backing paper by 'Pink Petticoat' - doodle-icioys rainbow collection (which I love, yummy !!)
Hope you like it, and thanks for stopping by.