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Monday, 28 March 2011

Sketch Saturday on a Monday!!

Evening all,

Well firstly I'm so sorry this post is so ridiculously late, I was sure I'd scheduled one for Saturday and when I realised I hadn't I planned to do it on Sunday after netball but had a bit of a disaster hence it's being posted now!!  And I'm afraid it's going to have to be a quick one as typing is slow progress, one handed and with my left hand, grrrr!!  So my disaster.....I went over at netball and have broken my wrist in two places, ouch!!  It was badly bent with bones pushing up other bones and needed manipulating (yanking!) in hospital, obviously after the co-codamols, morphine, anaesthetic, gas and air had all kicked in - can you tell I was in a lot of pain!  But sadly it's still not right so I'm going back to hospital tomorrow for an operation and to have it pinned.  Not looking forward to that but I'm in a lot of pain at the moment so hopefully it will ease when it's set properly!

Onto my card as this typing is taking too long!!  As I said earlier, this is my Sketch Saturday DT card...



Close up of Wild Rose Studio's 'Mia with Kitten'



Side view...



Here's this week's fabby sketch...



And this week we're sponsored by The Craft Barn...



Hope you get the chance to join in too?

Ok I'm off to take some more pain killers  :o(  I'll be back soon to let you know how the op goes but sadly probably won't have a card to share for quite a while  :o(  I'm not a happy bunny!!

Take care all,



Wednesday, 23 March 2011

Take it Easy...

Afternoon All,

Well as I'm on here posting another card I think it's a safe bet to assume that I didn't manage to get much of my 'To Do' list done yesterday, lol!!  But I did really enjoy making this card and at the moment my life is all about having a little bit of fun - so it's all good!!  :o))  And I did do a couple of jobs yesterday, so a teeny weeny ickle dent was made in the list, just not really that noticeable a dent!!  But today is another day ay.....and 've been out for lunch with the girls, lol!!

Onto my card and this one I've made for my God Mothers Husband.  He's really got into his gardening since retiring so I thought this stamp was absolutely perfect!!



Close up of LOTV 'Deckchair Dreaming'...



Inside of card (bit boring isn't it!)...



Side view...



I hope you all manage to have a little bit of fun in your days today too and I'll see you soon (very soon if I ignore the list again today, lol!!)

Much love,





Challenges I'm entering my card in:


Card Ingredients:
Papers & Card ~ Kraft Card from Elzybells, Doodlebug 'Mother Nature' and 'Up, Up & Away'
Stamps & Images ~ LOTV Deckchair Dreaming
Dies & Punches ~ Nestabilities Standard Circles and Lacey Circles, Magnolia Doohickey Lovely Fence, Woodware Circle Punch
Embellishments ~ Ribbon and Twine from The Ribbon Girl, Buttons by Doodlebug, Birthday Message by Craftwork Cards
Other ~ Glamour Dust
Colour Mediums ~ Copic Markers;  Fur ~ E25, E34, E33, E31, E51, R20, R00;  Deck Chair ~ E25, E34, B23;  Bird ~ E27, E25, E34, YR16;  Other ~ YG23, YG06, YG03, YG11, B00, B000, B0000, Y21, Y11, C1, C0, 0





Tuesday, 22 March 2011

Mmmmmm, Cupcakes!!

Morning All,

I hope you're all good?  I've not been up to much since my last post - housework, food shopping, Hubby's paper work etc. not that exciting is it!  So I'll cut the chat and go straight to my card  :o))  A super cute Wild Rose Studio stamp with a giant cupcake, mmmmm, I do love a nice cupcake and this one looks deeee-lish!!




Close up of Mia with Cupcake...



Inside of card...



Side view...



Good enough to eat huh!  :o)

Ok better dash, I'm trying to get some of my jobs done this week - I have such a huge To Do list that I've been saving for my time off.....as yet I haven't started anything, whoops!!

See you all soon guys,
Much love,





Challenges I'm entering my card in:


Card Ingredients:
Papers & Card ~ Core d'inations Malaysian Orchid, Wild Rose Studio 'Cupcake Cherry' and 'Gorgeous Ginghams' Paper Stacks
Stamps & Images ~ Wild Rose Studio Mia with Cupcake
Dies & Punches ~ Nestabilities Big Scalloped Circles, Martha Stewart Frond Punch
Embellishments ~ Ribbon from The Glitter Pot, Pearl Gems from The Hobbyhouse, Flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts, Doily by Royal Lace, Raffia Lace is Paper Cellar from Hobbycraft
Other ~ Glamour Dust
Colour Mediums ~ Copic Markers;  Skin ~ E01, E00, E000, E0000, R20, R00;  Hair ~ E29, E27, E25, E34;  Clothes ~ R85, R83, R81, RV00, RV0000, E27, E25, E34;  Cupcake ~ R85, R83, R81, RV00, RV0000, R27;  Other ~ C1, C0, 0


Sunday, 20 March 2011

Tuuuuuune!!

Hiya everyone,

Well as promised here is the card I made but didn't get a chance to post on Friday.  It's another craftwork cards 4 3/4 x 4 3/4 (so I ended up making two - one for sending and one for stash!)...



Close up of Pollycraft's Jerry Tunes...



Inside of card...



Side view...



Yesterday I had a fab day at the Stitch and Craft Show at Olympia in London.  My friend Lisa Baker was demonstrating on the J & C Creations stand and rang me Friday night to ask if I would go up with them on Saturday to help out on the stand  :o))  I was only filling up the stock and helping out with general customer questions but it was so much fun - really hard work but fun too.  We didn't stop from 9:30am to 6pm, trying to stuff a sandwich down in between customers, lol!!  To put it mildly, I'm knackered today!!  And my very annoying cold seems to be finally coming out in full force too, thank goodness it's Sunday though ay and a day of rest ;o)

See you all soon guys, hope you're all well?
Much love,



Challenges I'm entering my card in:
CES Challenges ~ Challenge #28 ~ Your Favourite Song or Inspired by a Song  ('Teenage Kicks' by The Undertones - not my favourite song though!)


Card Ingredients:
Papers & Card ~ Bazzill Bling, Pebbles Inc Lil' Buddy Collection 'Bubba' and 'Bots'
Stamps & Images ~ Pollycraft 'Jerry Tunes', Anitas Happy Birthday
Dies & Punches ~ Woodware Small Circle Hand Punch
Embellishments ~ Craftwork Cards Card Candy and Messages, Twine from The Ribbon Girl
Other ~ Doodling and Glamour Dust
Colour Mediums ~ Copic Markers;  Skin ~ E01, E00, E000, R20, R00;  Hair ~ E27, E25;  Clothes ~ B97, B95, B93, B91, BG01, BG000, BG0000, R27, C5, C1, C0 and 0




Saturday, 19 March 2011

Tilda on Sketch Saturday!!

Morning All,

Happpppppyyyyyyyy Saturday, wahooooo!!  I hope you've all had good weeks and have something fabby planned for the weekend?  My week started a bit slowly, didn't really feel that great again on Monday or Tuesday so I've decided not to take anything for it (like Lemsip / Beechams / Actifed and all other types of this medicine) but let this cold or flu or whatever it is to just come out as I keep feeling rubbish and I'm sure all those medicines just suppress rather than kill off the germs!  Thursday I was really aching (but that might have something to do with the 2 games of netball and umpiring another 2 games of netball!) and yesterday I was sneezing and blowing my nose all day, ha ha that will teach me!!  Let's hope today is better!!

Onto my card and this week's Sketch Saturday DT card.  I've used Tilda again - another one I bought from the So Special range and haven't inked yet (naughty girl!).  I think she's sooooo pretty...



Close up of the pretty girl herself, lol!...



Side view...



Here's this week's brilliant sketch, I loved this one Jo!!



And this week we're sponsored by the fantastic Bunny Zoe's Crafts who are offering a very generous £10.00 gift voucher to spend in their store to the winner!!



I hope you can play along too?  Have a great day everyone and I'll be back tomorrow with the card I didn't get around to posting yesterday, lol!!  I'll also catch up with all your blogs too, sorry I'm a bit late!!

Much love,



Challenges I'm entering my card in:

Card Ingredients:
Papers & Card ~ Core d'inations Aquarium, MME Quite Contrary and Fine and Dandy Tickled Pink, Craftwork Cards Cottontail
Stamps & Images ~ Magnolia Tilda with Balloon
Dies & Punches ~ X-Cut Retro Flower Punches, Martha Stewart Frond and Monarch Butterfly
Embellishments ~ Raffia Lace by Paper Cellar from Hobbycraft, Ribbon from The Ribbon Girl, Jewell Gems by Papermania from Hobbycraft, Pearl Gems from The Hobbyhouse, Happy Birthday Sentiment is Craftwork Cards Messages
Other ~ Bow Maker and Glamour Dust
Colour Mediums ~ Copic Markers;  Skin ~ E01, E00, E000, E0000, R20, R00;  Hair ~ E29, E27, E25, E34;  Clothes ~ R85, R83, R81, RV00, RV000, C0, E29, E27, E25, E34;  Other ~ C1, C0, 0


Thursday, 17 March 2011

Express Tilda!!

Afternoon All,

I hope you're all good?  A super quick post from me, I really want to enter Just Magnolia's challenge this week and I'm fed up of missing out (due to my complete lack of organisation!) so I'm getting in quick before Mr Linky closes!!

Here's a card I've made for one of my netball team mates...



Close up of Tilda...



Side view...



I'll be back later with all the card ingredients - told you it was a flying visit, lol!!

*** Edited to add - Yesssssss, I made it!!  ***

Much love,



Challenges I'm entering my card in:
Just Magnolia and Hanglar Stanglar ~ Week 97 ~ Bev's Sketch
Totally Gorjuss ~ Challenge 71 ~ Pearls and Lace
Magnolia Down Under ~ Challenge #87 ~ Two of Anything  My two are the X-Cut Retro Flowers at the bottom left of my card, 2 big ones and 2 little ones!
Wild Orchid Challenges ~ Challenge 19 ~ Dieing to Punch It Out!
Papertake Weekly ~ Trio Tastic  My three are the three X-Cut Retro flowers at the top left of my card, the 3 DP's I've used and of course the 3 circles!
Simon Says Stamp Challenge Blog ~ Happy Birthday!


Card Ingredients:
Papers and Card ~ Bazzill Bling, MME Stella And Rose 'Gertie' Paper Pad
Stamps and Images ~ Magnolia Tilda Carrying Birthday Cake, Anitas Happy Birthday
Dies and Punches ~ Nesties Lacey Circles, Cricut George and Basic Shapes Cartridge, Martha Stewart Doily Lace Border Punch and Monarch Butterfly Punch, Woodware Circle Punch, X-Cut Retro Flower Punches
Embellishments ~ Lace from The Ribbon Girl, Pearl Gems from The Hobbyhouse, Craftwork Cards Birthday Circles
Other ~ Cricute Create and Glamour Dust
Colour Mediums ~ Copic Markers;  Skin ~ E01, E00, E000, E0000, R20, R00;  Hair ~ E27, E25, E34;  Clothes ~ Y21, Y11, Y000, E29, E27, E25, E34;  Other ~ YR16, Y21, R20, R00, C1, C0, 0

Sunday, 13 March 2011

And another one!!...

Evening All,

Well here I am again!!  I don't know - you don't hear from me all week and now it's twice in 2 days, lol!!  I must be feeling better ay  ;o)

I've made a really quick Mans card (in fact I ended up making 2!!) as I thought I'd make some 'stash' cards for those last minute nights out!!  I've been caught out a couple of times now where I've had to get the most manliest girlie card I have, rip the flowers off and stick buttons on, lol!!  So here's the first of my 'Man Stash' cards!!...



Close up of Pollycraft's 'Beer Monster'...



Inside of card...



Side view...



The card blank I've used is a Craftwork Cards 5 3/4" x 5 3/4" so not a massive card, but perfect size for a stash card.  And obviously men's cards don't need too many embellishments do they - a bit of doodling, a button and you're done!!  :o)) 

Right, time to do a bit of catching up on your blogs now before I get ready and settle down for one of my all time favourite TV programmes which is back tonight but sadly for the very last series  :o(  I'm talking of course about the brilliant Waking the Dead - I looooooove it!!

See you soon peeps,
Much love,



Challenges I'm entering my card in:
Pollycraft Challenge ~ Challenge #83 ~ Fly me to the Moon
Papertake Weekly ~ Lemon Zingy (I hope there's enough yellow?  The papers are very zingy!)
CES Challenges ~ Challenge #27 ~ Men Only

Card Ingredients:
Papers & Card ~ Kraft Card, MME Stella and Rose 'Hattie' Paper Pad
Stamps & Images ~ Pollycraft 'Beer Monster', Papermania Birthday Beer Sentiment
Embellishments ~ Button by Doodlebug
Other ~ Googly Eyes, Cotton and Glamour Dust
Colour Mediums ~ Copic Markers;  Skin(!) ~ YG23, YG03, YG11, R20, R00, Y21, Y000;  Clothes ~ B97, B95, B93, E25;  Other ~ C3, C1, C0, B0000

Another first for me!!

Afternoon all,

I hope you're all well?  Bit grey today isn't it, but I guess that's the perfect excuse to stay in and make cards all day ay!!  I had such a fab day yesterday at Bluewater with my Sister-In-Law, Nephew, Niece and Father-In-Law.  We had a delicious lunch in Ed's Diner which is like a 1950's burger bar but the food is absolutely yummmmy!!  Then we went to the cinema and watched Rango - it was ok, some funny parts but not the best film I've seen.  Think we should've gone for Tangled instead but nevermind!  And then we went to the new Cadbury's Coco House for hot chocolate, what a treat!!  They do afternoon tea, cakes, sundae's, all sorts of yummyness but we were still stuffed from Ed's so just had hot chocolates.  Poor Fred (F-I-L) ended up having a coke spilt all over him which Lucy (S-I-L) and I found hilarious!!  Fred did giggle too so that was ok and we got the cokes for free, lol!!  A really great day  :o)

Onto my card, this one I've made for my Uncle and as the title suggests it's the first time I've ever made a get well soon card.  My Uncle has just had his prostrate removed as he was diagnosed with prostrate cancer just before Christmas.  Fingers crossed the docs have caught everything in time and he will only need a little radiotherapy.  My Uncle is certainly feeling very positive about it all so that's a good sign.  Here's my card...



Close up of LOTV's 'Little Nurse'...



Inside of card...



Side view...


It's a bit girlie isn't it, but I hope he likes it and it puts a smile on his face.  I did try to 'Man it up' with the brown but I couldn't resist the pink - the colours just go soooo well together don't they?!!  And the big flowers were a new die I bought at the Farnborough Craft Show that I haven't used yet, they were burning a hole in die box let me tell you, lol!!

Ok, off to make another card now  :o))

See you soon guys,
Much love,



Challenges I'm entering my card in:
Cupcake Craft Challenges ~ Cupcake 132 ~ Pink Polka Dots (hope there's enough pink on my card?)

Card Ingredients:
Papers & Card ~ Bazzill Bling, Wild Rose Studio Gorgeous Ginghams and Girlie Polka Dot Paper Pads
Stamps & Images ~ LOTV 'Little Nurse', Elzybells 'Feel Better Soon'
Dies & Punches ~ Marianne Creatables (Flower and Flourish), Martha Stewart Doily Lace Punch, X-Cut Retro Flowers
Embellishments ~ Ribbon from The Glitter Pot, Card Candy from Craftwork Cards, Pearl Gems from The Hobbyhouse
Other ~ Glamour Dust
Colour Mediums ~ Copic Markers;  Skin ~ E01, E00, E000, E0000, R20, R00;  Hair ~ E53, E50, Y000;  Clothes ~ R83, R81, R27, C3, C1, C0, E29, E27, E25, E34;  Bear ~ E25, E34, E31, B93, B91, R83, R81, RV00;  Other ~ C3, C1, C0, 0



Saturday, 12 March 2011

A first for me...

Morning All,

Happy Saturday everyone  :o)  Hope you're all well and have had a good week?  Mine's been a bit rubbish, I've not really felt my best and that resulted in NO CRAFTING AT ALL!!  Not good is it, especially when I had loads of time this week to make lots!!  But I'm feeling better today so here's to a full week of card making ahead!!  :o))

As it's Saturday that can mean only one thing - Sketch Saturday!!  This week (as the title suggests!) is the first time I'm using a Greeting Farm stamp.  I really love their stamps but have never got around to purchase any, until now that is!  Although I actually bought this stamp (which is a double stamp) for the little boy rather than the girl I've used today, must've known I needed her too ay, lol!  Anyway, enough waffle, here's my card...



Close up of The Greeting Farm's Happy Day...



Inside, sentiment by Anita's...



Side View...



Here's this week's fabby sketch created by Jo...




And this week we're sponsored by Simon Says Stamp  :o))



I do hope you find the time to play along too, it's a cracker of a sketch isn't it  :o))

Ok, I'd better get busy - I'm off to Bluewater today with my Sister-In-Law, Nephew, Niece and Father-In-Law for some lunch and then we're going to the pictures to watch Rango - I'll let you know if it's any good!!  Hope you all have a fab day and weekend too and fingers crossed I'll be back very soon with some more cards.  I'm not enjoying not crafting at all!!

TTFN,



Challenges I'm entering my card in:

Card Ingredients:
Papers and Card ~ Bazzill Bling, Craft Creations Ltd Small White Dots on Black and Magnolia 'Once Upon a Time' Pink Starlit
Stamps and Images ~ The Greeting Farm Happy Day, Anitas Happy Birthday
Dies and Punches ~ Nesties Lacey Circles, George and Basic Shapes Cricut Cartridge (Circles and Stars)
Embellishments ~ Ribbon from The Glitter Pot, Pearl Gems from The Hobbyhouse
Other ~ Cricut Create, Bow Maker and Glamour Dust
Colour Mediums ~ Copic Markers;  Skin ~ E01, E00, E000, E0000, R20, R00;  Hair ~ E29, E27, E25, E34;  Clothes ~ R85, R83, R81, RV00, C7, C5, C3, C0;  Other ~ 0


Sunday, 6 March 2011

Another LOTV!

Morning All,

I hope I find you all well?  I had a great shop over at The Glitter Pot yesterday, probably spent way too much money but I needed it all, honest!!

My card I'm posting today is a birthday card I made for my Sister-In-Law.....yes you guessed it, another LOTV - I can't get enough of these stamps at the moment, hope you're not all bored with them yet?!



Close up of LOTV's Fairies - On Tiptoe...



Inside...



Side view...



Well I think I caught up with all your blogs last night, apologies if I missed anyone out though.  I must try and be more organised with this, once you miss a few days it takes hours to catch up!!  But that's probably my fault as I tend to sit and stare at all things pretty!!

Hope you all have a fab Sunday.  I've got netball this morning and then off to my Sister-In-Laws for dinner as my Father-In-Law is coming down today.  Should be a good day!  :o))

Much love,


Challenges I'm entering my card in:
LOTV Challenge Blog ~ Challenge 86 ~ Sketch By Bev
Wild Orchid Challenges ~ Challenge 18 ~ Anything Goes
A Spoonfull of Sugar ~ Challenge 141 ~ Tags
Copic Creations ~ Challenge No. 45 ~ Complimentary Colours

Card Ingredients:
Papers and Card ~ Bazzill Bling, MME Tickled Pink and Quite Contrary
Stamps and Images ~ LOTV Fairies - On Tiptoe, Hero Arts Birthday Sentiments
Dies and Punches ~ Nesties Lacey Circles (again, sorry!!), X-Cut Retro Flowers, Woodware Daisy, Cricut George and Basic Shapes Cartridge
Embellishments ~ Ribbon from The Glitter Pot, Pearl Gems from The Hobbyhouse, Craftwork Cards Tag
Other ~ Cricut Create, Bow Maker, Glamour Dust
Colour Mediums ~ Copic Markers;  Skin ~ E01, E00, E000, E0000, R20, R00;  Hair ~ E53, E51, E50 Y000;  Clothes ~ R85, R83, R81, RV000;  Other ~ YG23, YG11, YG03, C1, C0, 0