Friday, December 19, 2008

Blog Candy, Hand made paper and Christmas Card

Christmas card for a friend who lives here in Bahrain and originates from Canada, it was this lovely lady who made this paper out of Water Melon and gave some to me, so I thought I would make a card for her using the same said paper. Very talented lady and the paper is fantastic with a very rich colour, she also made me some white from a degradable cotton shirt which I can not wait to use.

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Blog Candy and a Christmas Box

Blog Candy site and another Christmas Box I have for you today, so to the blog candy don't forget Jennie's blog candy at the Artistic Stamper it will be running till Christmas day, a great site with all her works of art.
I have had no time to create today as I have been busy getting the games ready for Christmas Day so here's another box with chocolates inside and also doubles for a place card that I created for the dinner table, hope you like it.

Sunday, December 14, 2008

Blog Candy sites, Christmas box's

Todays blog candy site is Jennys at the Artistic Stamper and some Christmas box's.

I have not posted for a few days as my friends are here from the UK and we have been very busy shopping and so forth, one of the things Norma and I have been doing is crafting together (it's so good to have a friend to craft with ) and we thought of these box's to make and use them as name tags for the Christmas table, as I usually have a name tag and a small box of Chocolates for every person I liked the idea of this. I have just show three here but there are 10 in all.

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Birthday card

Hi all,
I’m getting so exited now as my friends arrive from England on Wednesday and staying for a whole month but still so much to do before they arrive as I have not finished my Christmas shopping yet aggg but it will be good to go shopping with a girl friend and no men allowed this time because we all know how men can be and shopping (a pain). It is also my girlfriends husbands Birthday the day they arrive so he has put his ordered in for sausage rolls and a beer to be served when he arrives, bless and this is a card I made for him.

Thursday, December 4, 2008

A quick card I made this afternoon using the cuttlebug swiss dot folder some flowers I had in a mixed pack and printed the New Year message.

A quick card I made for my husband Brian as he loves his stocking at Christmas time.

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Christmas Tree, Tips, Blog Candy Sites

Jude has a great blog candy up for grabs all you have to do is put link to her blog on your blog, advertising the fact theres candy up for grabs. Leave your name on her post so you can have a chance of winning.

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Christmas Tree, Tips, Blog Candy Sites

Christmas Tree, Tips, Blog Candy Sites

These cards I made tonight using paper from Claires hand making cards web site, the silver snow flakes and blue crystles I got in Hobbycraft in the UK. Sorry about the pics but the light shines on the silver snow flakes and reflects, I have the same problem with glitter. I also use the swiss dot folder in the cuttle bug and the Nestabilities rectangle and circle dies.

Monday, December 1, 2008

Cuttle bug card and candy blog sites

Cuttle bug card and candy blog sites

Christmas is here again! and I seem to have no time to fit everything in but at least I did manage to get some Christmas shopping done today and made a card for my stepson's girlfriend. Still have not managed to get the other cards done though, but tomorrows another day and I will see what I can manage in between getting the house ready for visitors who are arriving from the UK.

Sunday, November 30, 2008

Cards, Tip for today.

Cards and tip for today!

Try making your own embellishments with beads, crystals and ribbons or making your own flowers out of felt, they'll make your cards very unique.

This card I made last night for a competition named birthday and I came runner up, wow I was so exited as this was my first ever win, even though I only came runner up I was still very pleased. I seem to be getting more confident now with card making and trying things I never
would before

The second card I made tonight which I have 20 to do for hubby's work colleagues, I think I'd better get a move on lol.

Saturday, November 29, 2008

Craft Blog and Christmas Card

Craft Blog and Christmas Card I have for you today.

A very busy day today with a craft fair this afternoon, with lots of things on display and just had to buy again lol. I'm a happy bunny with my purchases. Now for the blog challenge which is at

Tag Your It for this weeks challenge you have to design a tag for a parcel with a snowy theme and if you need inspiration the tag team have their offerings on display.

A quick card I made tonight.

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Tip of the day, Blog Challenge and New Card

Today we have: Tip of the day, Blog Challenge Site and a New Card.

Tip of the Day: Use a pocket sized photo album to keep your brass stencils in, works a treat.

Arty Girlz has post their latest challenge and it is called use your favourite colours on your creation.

This card I created tonight using K@CO products.

Monday, November 24, 2008

Christmas Tree, Tips, Blog Candy Sites

Tip for today is: If you have no glue to stick glitter use glue dots, I did this for the card I made today as I mislaid my glue.

A card I made tonight.

I used a piece of olive green leaf paper and ran it through the cuttlebug using the Christmas tree design.
I mislaid my glue so I used glue dots on the raised design and sprinkled with white glitter adding a very pale green star to the top of the tree.
I added a strip of ribbon then attached the bow and used double-sided tape to attach the whole design to the card. This was simple, quick and I think very affective.

Sunday, November 23, 2008

Tips on Wooden and Unmounted Stamps, Blog Candy Site and Christmas Card

Christmas card, blogs, tips and templates.

As you might have seen I forgot to add the christmas card oops, so here it is.

Tips on Wooden and Unmounted Stamps, Blog Candy Site and Christmas Card

Today I have some tips on wooden and unmounted stamps, a card for a friend for Christmas and a blog candy site, but first congratulation to Linda and Billy on their recent 25th anniversary and Linda's birthday yesterday, which I might add she kept very quiet humm. Pop alone and see Linda,s blog and see the great cards she has created.

Now for the tips.

Do not leave your rubber stamps in direct sun light or near a heat source as this will damage the rubber.
Do not store wood mounted stamps onto of each other as this will damage them.
Always clean stamps before putting them away cheapest way is soap and water.
A great way to store wood mounted stamps is in a fishing tackle box or similar.

Use CD cases to store unmounted stamps, stamp the images on plain white paper and slip into the cover of the sleeve for easy identification, store in a clear box or cd rack with the label printed on the side ie Christmas, birthday, flowers etc.

Another way, and the one I use is a ring binder and put the stamps on the laminated card, stamping them first onto plain white card and slide both pieces in the page protector, easy to flick through and find the stamp you want plus takes up little room.

Blog Candy
Today's site is from the Passion for Crafts wonderful site and very talented lady, and her blog candy is

A set of Copic sketch markers 17 in total.
2 stamps from the latest Sugar Nellie collection. 'Partridge in a Pear Tree' & 'Daisy', both from Sugar Nellie & designed by the talented Elisabeth Bell.
Swell Noel 12x12 pad from Kay & Co and the matching Pleated Grand Adhesions

Wow what a fantastic candy to win
If you would like a chance to win these goodies all you have to do is link her candy on your blog and leave her a comment on her site.
Card for Christmas

Saturday, November 22, 2008

Peel-off Tips Card and Scrapbook

Hello everyone,
I have just started this blog and I seem to have so much to post, so you will be seeing a lot in the same day, to start with I have two tips for you both using peel-off stickers.

1.Use low tack masking tape over peel off sheets to lift the wording, in order to apply it in a straight line on your card or scrapbook page.

2.Peel-off stickers make great stencils for your project’s, lay the sticker down gently onto the card or paper, but do not press too hard as this will permanently fix your sticker down. To make it less sticky just dab it on your clothes, Gently apply craft chalk and when finished carefully lift the sticker and you will be left with the image of your peel-off. This is especially useful for designing your own background papers or decorating card blanks and scrapbook pages. The same sticker can be used several times before it is no longer sticky.

Hope this is use full to you, and remember if you have any tips feel free to share with us all .

50th Birthday

A card I made for my sister inlaws 50th birthday I just hope she likes it. I did also send her a funny one about age as I could just not resist it lol.

Welcome to Pinklilacs Cards, Scrapbooking, Tips and Blog Candy Sites

I will feature some cards and scrapbook layouts I have done also share some tips with you I have pick up alone the way for your card and scrap projects. If you yourself have any tips you would like to share with us, feel free to post a message and tell us about them. The blog candy will consist of links to some excellent sites each week so go along and participate.

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