Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Happy New Year Card and Wooden Reindeer

Hi Ladies
This is the first time I have had today to post something, busy busy busy, I just need a few more hours in the day to cram everything in lol, so onto my New Year Card and my Wooden Reindeer I made and finished it Christmas Eve but did not have time to post it.

The image I use for the card is a free one from Lyn at Spiders Corner, thank you Lyn.

I water coloured the image and glittered it, mounting it on  lattice punched paper I did with a M/S punch then added ribbon, before mounting I  added corners with an EK punch.  I added glitter to the flowers and leafs, for the centre of each flower I used spacers and brads from Hobby House, finally adding some bling.

The inside I used the same lattice punch for the mount and EK for the corners.

Below is my reindeer I made to match the Santa I did, the antlers were really fiddly and I got paint everywhere again lol, but I did have fun and I am so proud of him and he looks good next to Santa, he will also be going to the grandchildren with the Santa when I go home again, wow my hand luggage is getting larger as we speak lol.

I have entered my card into the following challenges:

Freshly Brewed – Celebration

Digital Tuesday - Anything Goes

Simon Says – Time to Party / Celebrate

Crafty Ann’s - Anything Goes

Stamptacular Sunday – Snow Much Fun

Thanks for popping by my place I love reading your comments and what you think of my work.

Happy New Year to Everyone

Monday, December 27, 2010

Incy Wincy Challenge

Good Morning all, it’s that time again when Christmas seems a blur wow it goes so fast, I hope everyone got what they wanted, I know I did but then I am spoilt lol now did you lots of crafting goodies in your sack?
We missed the grandchildren this year and seeing their eyes light up when they open presents but on the good side we did not have to put up with the dreaded sprouts  which my grandson loves and even eats them cold geez how yuck and I am sure they smell worse when cold lol.

Anyway enough of my gab and onto the challenge this week from Incy Wincy but first I would like to thank everyone who entered last week’s challenge and I loved looking at your creations.

Donna from  Bearly Mine Designs is our sponsor this week.

This week the theme is distressing and I used Donnas distressing paper and the stamp is from Kaban, coloured with Pro Markers, I a M/S lace punch and the pearls are from Hobby House.

My name is Donna and I started up Bearly Mine Designs in the spring of 2007 because I was unhappy with the paper packs available, so I solved the problem by designing my own papers. Some friends suggested I try selling them, and it just took off. and since then I've been designing papers for all seasons, all types of card making, with 6x6 cards being so popular all the digi sets I design are in that size, perfect for your cards. The reason the digi kits are so popular is because you can mix and match, and print out as many or as few as you like, and you will never run out of your favourite designs.

Prize this weeks  is 2 digi packs of winners choice.

So do come along and join us this week for our challenge and please visit the talented design team ladies as their work is just beautiful.

I have entered onto the following challenge:

Simon Says Stamp – Anything Goes

Charisma Cards - Lace and Pearls

Thanks for popping by my little place I do appreciate your comments.

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

LOTV Cards

Hi all 
Today’s cards include the last one for Christmas, I know I am late as usual but no problem as it’s are hand delivered and a Birthday card for my sweet friend.
They are both LOTV images which I just love and coloured with Pro Markers

 Inside to match

The flowers are from Wild Orchid, ohh got my delivery today of new flowers and boy were they fast getting here which I was surprised at, I digress so back to the cards.

 Inside again to match sorry its a bit fussy.

I glittered everything in sight on the Christmas one and added pearls, both cards are made with Basic Grey papers.

I have entered some challenges

Die Cut Dreams - Girly

Creative Card Crew - Birthdays

Papertake - Anything Goes

Pro Markers - Anything Goes

Spoonful of Sugar - Christmas Cards

Oh nearly forgot my candy draw, sorry I did not get round to drawing it yesterday as I was on the last of my Christmas shopping , I am sure there is something I have forgot, hey ho I still have a few more days.

I only had 3 comments but then I realised I had posted another post the same day so the candy was by-passed, see brain like a sieve, thank you ladies for commenting and you will get a stamp each.



Lesley from WI

If you email me ladies I will get the stamps off to you as soon as possible.

Now what do you think of my new look blog?, I think it's just me I love Pink and LOTV image is so sweet, Roberta designed it for me on a card I had made, I just emailed her the card and hey presto (well a few emails later lol) new look blog, you can find her email in my left side bar if your interested in a new look too.

Thanks for popping by my place its so good to see you and also read your comments, I do appreciate it. Have a good day all and I shall be round to see you later.

Monday, December 20, 2010

Design Team Call for 2 Blue Butterfly Ladies

Design Team Call for 2 Blue Butterfly Ladies

I have decided to try out for the design team call at Bizzy Becs, I am keeping my fingers crossed as I love her images and would love to be on this design team. you had to post three of your favourite pieces of work, wow that was difficult which ones to choose, anyway I went with the following.

This one is my all time favourites and my new look blog will be just like this card but you will have to wait till January to see it.

My second is one of my favourite Christmas cards.

My last is this so so cute image which I just love.

ok all for now and keeping my fingers crossed for the DT, thanks for popping by again.

I have a little followers candy in post below don't forget to leave your name on that post.

Incy Wincy Challenge Time and a card for my niece

Hi everyone, it’s been a busy time here getting ready for Christmas and all the preparations that go with it, I still Have Christmas shopping to do aggg so off I go to the malls tomorrow with list in hand, well that’s if I do not leave it on the kitchen table again lol, have you all got your shopping done?

Today we see a new challenge over at Incy Wincy and thank you to all who participated last week!! We had a much better turn out than the week before!!! Great job everyone, stay tuned for the winners on Friday!!!!

The theme this week is to create a different shaped card - NO SQUARES or RECTANGLES!!!!!

Aggg I did struggle with this as it’s not my favourite thing to do lol but I did come up with this handbag, hope you like it.

I used an Aspire To Thrive image for my card and you can find them here.

So do come along and join us this week for our challenge and please visit the talented design team ladies as their work is just beautiful and you get to see the different shapes we all came up with.

I also have a card to show you with a new image I won from Bizzy Bec infact I won 6 images and you shall be seeing them all, now is she sweet or what, I made this for my sweet niece.

I also have a little candy, I have 3 stamp sets to give away that I spied in my craft shop and thought of my followers who pop round my place and leave me such lovely comments.
I will give 1 stamp to 3 followers who comment on this post and tell me which stamp set you like best.

No need to post about it and I will draw the names tomorrow, after my Christmas shopping trip.

 That’s all for now, thanks for popping by my little place I do appreciate your comments

Friday, December 17, 2010

Ribbon Girl Candy

From January The Ribbon Girl and Lili of the Valley are going to be sponsoring each others challenges on a monthly basis so you get a double chance to win some of their yummy goodies!

Can not wait I love ribbon and LOTV

In the meantime (to tide you all over till January lol) The Ribbon Girl are running a yummy candy Give-Away. And YUMMY it is, I love their ribbons!!

So go here to enter the draw

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Another LOTV Christmas Card

Hello everyone I hope your all keeping warm in your cold spell.

Today I have another LOTV Christmas card to show you, I had a commission to make four of these after someone had seen one I did for a friend, she wanted as much stuff put on the card as I could fit, so I gave her lace, pearls, glittered snowflakes, charm, shiny bling, flowers, more glitter and glossy accents, wow do you think that was enough or did I skimp a bit lol.

I also did the inside again, love doing the insides, with lace and more glitter and pearls.

I have entered some challenges

Die Cut Dreams Christmas Club - A Christmas Carole

Papertake - Christmas / Birthdays

Pink Elephant - Winter Wonderland

I shall be back later on tonight to see your creations as I have to go out now and then we have been invited to a Christmas drinks party, geez nothing to wear again, back to the good old black number in my wardrobe.

Thanks for popping round my place I do appreciate it and love to read your comments on my creations.

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Christmas and Birthday Card

Hi all Today I have Christmas and Birthday Card to show you, I was going to post these a couple of days ago but I got so busy with Christmassy things I did not have time, I expect your all like that too lol.

Back to the cards, the reindeer image is perfect for making quick cards, well quick when you have 20 to make, don’t you find when people know you make cards they all want a hand made one, luckly I had already made the family cards and with so many images out there now, you are spoilt for choice.

It has been coloured with Pro markers and the Snowflake is a cuttlebug die which has been glitter twice to make is stiff, papers are Basic Grey and the inside is just red with a sentiment.

As you know I like to do the insides too :-)

The Birthday card is a LOTV image and coloured with Pro Markers, glitter is added to the presents but it not showing very well on this picture, the papers are Basic Grey again.

I have entered some challenges

Bugaboo - Winter Wonderland
Creative Card Crew - Anything Goes

Pro Markers - Anything Goes

A Spoonful of Sugar - Christmas Cards

Stamp Something - Anything at All - Mine are digi image and both sentiments are Digi
inside and out.

Before I go
Bec from Busy Bec's has 16 sets of these new releases up for grabs,
16 Lucky Winners that will receive a Set of 6 Digi Images of all the Victorian Sweethearts
plus a bonus sheet of round sentiments for 16 lucky commenter's.
. All you have to do is become a follower and post on your blog about the new Blue Butterfly Stamps and Victorian Sweethearts Collection. Show a Blue Butterfly badge on your blog side bar.

Thanks for popping by my place its so good to see you and also read your comments, I do appreciate it. Have a good day all and I shall be round to see you later.

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

New Project Finished

Hi everyone, hope your all having a good day and the snow is not too bad for you, I have a little something to show you and that is a first for me. My wooden Santa which shall be given to the grandchildren along with the reindeer I am also making (more of that later)

It took me 8 hours in total to finish this project and I am quite proud of it I have to say. He is under coated 3 times and sanded down, the his beard, tash, hands and hat are traced, then everything is given a coat of its colour and sanded lightly then a final coat. In between the coats it is dried with a hair dryer to speed up time.

After I have finished the coloured bits I started to add all the detail, first the shading round the inside and outside of the beard, tash and face, then the hat and hands. I stencilled the hat with stars and a bit of glitz and gave them a bit shading too so they would stand out, the cuffs, mits and bottom of the hat was stencilled also.

To finish a bit of faux stitching on the bobble, hat and cuffs lastly a coat of varnish, oh nearly forgot the nose and cheeks I added a bit of red paint with a stipple brush and hey presto one finished Santa.

My second offering today is a stamp image from Bugaboo, love this stamp, I made ten cards but with different papers, I thought my girl friends would love this and most can relate to it lol, well all them really hahahaha.


I know Santa it’s not a card (I'm quick like that you know lol) but I do hope they will let me enter this for their challenges, if not please remove my link.



Dutch Dare – Christmas

Secret Crafter – Christmas

Creative Inspiration - Christmas Gifts


Bugaboo – Anything Goes

 Pro Markers – Anything Goes

Spoon Full of Sugar – Christmas Card

Delicious Doodles - Use a Digi

Thanks for popping by my little place I do appreciate your visits and I shall be popping by your place to see what you have been upto.

Monday, December 6, 2010

Incy Wincy and Woopsi Daisy DT Cards

Good Morning all It's been a busy week this week for me, the craft fair went very well and I sold quiet a few cards and got all my commision cards done yahoo, now I just have the family cards to do, good thing is I have already got the images coloured so I just have to put them together, I shall be showing you some of my cards later in the week.

Brian is feeling a little better and the doctor told him it's the meds that are making him tired and its one of the side effects, so he now takes a nap in the afternoon, which I think is good for him, luckly at work they need his brains and not his brawn lol, as he says he ain't got any brawn left and his manager says he can come home any time he likes if he is tired, he hate's sleeping in the afternoon but he soon nods off :-)

My DT creations for today are:
Incy Wincy

The theme this weekover at Incy Wincy is to make a Christmas Ornament or Decoration, I use the angel image and made a decoration for the Christmas Tree, you can find the image at the Aspire to Thrive Shop and we are being sponsored this week by Aspire to Thrive the Children's charity.

We like to promote these images so they can raise money for their wonderful children’s charity!!!! Please check out the ATTCC website for more information and how to buy their wonderful images.

The winner gets $10 voucher to spend in the store.

Woopsie Daisy

From Whoopsi Daisy the theme this week is Ribbons and Bows so get all that lovley ribbon out ladies and lets see what you can come up with. Linnie’s images are beautiful and you can find them here I coloured her with Promarkers.

Don’t forget that Whoopsi Daisy has gone weekly now, so do join in and you could win 2 digis of your choice from Linnie’s great selection of images.

So do come along and join us this week for our challanges and please visit the talented design team ladies on both challenge blogs as there work is just beautiful.

I have entered some challenges

Thursday....Dutch Dare / Christmas tags, ornaments or cards!
Friday......Delicious Doodles / Use a Digi

Friday .......Christmas Stamping - Anything Goes

Saturday.... Secret Crafter - Christmas

That’s all for now, thanks for popping by my little place I do appreciate your comments, I shall be round to see you after the grocery shop aggg wish it was a shoe shop instead lol.

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Prairie Fairy

Roberta from Prairie Fairy is giving away some fab candy because she is moving back to Blogger! Yay!!!!

So lets help her celebrate by spreading the word.

Her candy will run until December 24th.

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Sew Many Cards VIP November Hop Winner

Sew Many Cards VIP November Hop was a great success and today we are announcing the Grand Prize Winner.

And the winner is.............................................

                                         ****Diane Fowler****

Thanks everyone for participating and the winner who won the Digi I used in the blog hop is....................

                                 Number 12 …………..ribenaruby

Contact me ribenaruby and I will send your image to you, my address is in the side bar.

Thank you to everyone who participated.

Card made using Grand Calibur

Good Morning all, I have now got Brian back home and he is well and really enjoyed spending time with the family and friends and his treatment went well, so pleased he’s back it’s been quiet without him.

He bought me an early Christmas Present back with him, so excited as I got to open and use it, he got me the Grand Calibur and 2 dies whooo I am so lucky to receive a gift like this as I have wanted one since they first came out. He was also brought me a new paper cutter as my last one was driving me crazy.

I used one of the dies to make this card shape and distressed it with Pale Pink from Timmy and of course one of my new LOT stamps coloured with Pro Markers.

The paper is an old one from Basic Grey, the Snowflakes are from a MS punch then glittered twice to make them ridged, I think I went a bit overboard with the glitter as I glittered everything in sight lol.

I have entered it into the following challenges:

Wild Orchid – Blue Christmas

Passion for Pro Markers – Old and New– my card is Image and Paper

Everybody Art – Use Shapes – My shaped Card

Papertake – Cut it Out

A Spoon Full of Sugar – Anything Goes

Meljen Design - Sparkle Shine

Fresh Brewed Designs - Winter Christmas


Image –LOTV - New
Paper – Basic Grey - Old
Sentiment – Sentiments4you
Medium – Pro Markers
Flowers – Wild Orchid
Distressing Ink – Pale Pink – Tim Holtz

Punches – M/S
Charm, Pin – Hobby House
Pearls, Lace, - Stash
Shine – Glossy Accents

Thanks for popping by my place its so good to see you and also read your comments, I do appreciate it. Have a good day all and I shall be round to see you later.

Monday, November 22, 2010

Incy Wincy and Whoopsi Daisy DT Cards

Good Morning all

I hope you’re all having a lovely day, I am busy today as Brian arrives back home tonight, so happy, even though I have been busy while he has been away the days seem to have drag by.

I went to a craft class yesterday as I have always wanted to make one of those wooden ornaments you see in the shops at Christmas, yes those that cost the earth for a bit of wood and paint. I decided to make a rather large Santa; maybe I should not have been so adventuress for my first project as I had more paint on me!!! than Santa lol but I did have loads of fun, I shall show my results next week when I have finished it.

I have two cards to show you today , both are DT cards, one for Incy Wincy and one for Woopsie Daisy, I hope you will all join in.

Incy Wincy

Over at Incy Wincy the challenged is to use Blue and White.

I use this cute clown for a Birthday Card, coloured with Pro Markers and added glitter to the balloons to give them a bit of sparkle.

The Aspire To Thrive Charity Shop has new images in their updated store so please pop over and check those out.

Remember all money goes towards chairty projects :)
You can win $10.00 to play with in the store :)

Woopsi Daisy
From Whoopsi Daisy the theme this week is Holiday Card, I used the image from sheet 159 she's so cute, you can find the images here and coloured with Pro Markers, the paper and ribbon is from Bo Bunny, sentiment is computer generated and to finish with some gems and glitter, the snowflakes are from a MS punch and glittered.

You could win 2 Digis of your choice from Linnie’s great selection of images.

You don't have to use a Daisy image but it would nice if you did and there is a free image on Linnie's digi site here.

Watch out for our top three winners they will each receive one sheet of digis and a top three banner

Please check out the work of my talented team mates on both design teams and be prepared to be inspired, they are fantastic.

Thanks for popping by my place its so good to see you and also read your comments, I do appreciate it. Have a good day all and I shall be round to see you later.

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Christmas Card

Hi all, I hope your all having a good day.
Today my card is Christmas one as you can never have too many, I used one of my favourite images, I coloured it with my Pro Markers and added glitter round the edges, the paper is Basic Grey which has been distressed with fire brick ink, the snowflakes are made from a punch, they have been glittered too so have the reindeer, leafs and flowers wow lots of glitter on this and myself I might add as I spilt the pot lol.

The sentiment is from Sentiments 4 You designed by the lovely Lynne, I also added a  some lace and added ribbon to finish.

The sentiment inside is also from Lynne and the papers have been distressed too finishing with snowflakes and ribbon.

I have entered it into the following challenges

Ladybugs - Christmas Sparkle

Spoonful of Sugar - Distressing

Simon Says Stamp - Sparkle

Lily Of The Valley - Glitter and Glitz

Paper Cutz - Lot Of Bling

Stamp For The Weekend - Winter

Totally Paper Craft - Snow and Snowflakes

Die Cut Dreams - Christmas Anything Goes

Creative Inspiration - Anything Christmassy / Winter.

CES - Lovely Lace


Papers - Basic Grey

Image - LOTV
Medium – Pro Markers
Sparkle – Stickles, Snow Glitter

Sentiment - Sentimants4You

Ribbon – Bo Bunny

Shine – Glossy Accents

Flowers – Orchid Crafts

Distressing Ink – Timmy, Brick Red

Punch - MS
Raindeer, Lace - Stash

Thanks for popping by my place its so good to see you and also read your comments, I do appreciate it. Have a good day all and I shall be round to see you later.

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Male Card

Hi all I hope this day finds you all well and the sun is out were you are, I know it's cold in the UK as I spoke to hubby last night, he's doing well and even went to the pub for lunch with our friends as it was her B/D.

My friend also took him for a visit to Hobby House yesterday, before the pub I might add ( got her trained well lol) and he bought me a pressie :-) lord I love that man and miss him.

Onto my card for today and this was created with my friends hubby in mind, I just love Bugaboo stamps and this one was perfect for him, as he is always saying to me I can see a wrinkle lol. he's going to give me hell for this one :-)

The inside to match, sorry its a bit blury.

On to my draw for the little goodies and the number of comments was 16 and number that won was 7 thats Ali.
If you email your addy I will get it sent off on Saturday, it's holiday here all week and the post is not open untill then.

I wish I could give you all a little something for visiting me, I will be holding another little candy next week so do pop by.

That’s all for now thanks for popping by my little place I do appreciate your comments and I shall be round later to see what you have been up to.


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