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Wednesday, 30 November 2011

Another Pollycraft Christmas!

Afternoon All!

Although it still feels like morning to me as I started writing this this morning and then got side tracked.  Do any of you have that problem too?  I have about 100 unfinished jobs to do, lol!!  Anyway, I hope you're all good?  It's certainly turned very wintery out there hasn't it?  Mum and I popped into town yesterday to do some Christmas shopping and it was really chilly!  Although we soon warmed up when we were lugging all the bags around going from cold outside to boiling hot in the shops with our coats and scarves on, lol!  Should've gone to Bluewater, that'll teach us!!

So, no Pollycraft DT card from me on Monday as we still have our 4 week Christmas Challenge running.  But I have made this one for my Niece, using one of the new range, so I thought I'd share it as a little reminder of the challenge!  Here's Swings and Slides 'Happy Mail'...



A close up of the little cutie!...



Inside of card...



And a side view...



You still have just under 3 weeks left to join the challenge and I'm sure (just like me!) you still have loads more Christmas cards to make!!

Gonna catch up with you all over the next couple of days (I promise!)...and put my Christmas decorations up tomorrow, can't wait wahooooo!!

Much love,



Challenges I'm entering my card in:

Card Ingredients:
Card / DP's ~ Bazzill Bling 'Feather Boa', DCWV Rose Tinted Christmas Multi Stack, Magnolia Sweet Christmas Dreams 'Sweet Flurry', Papermania 'Naughty and Nice' Paper Stack
Stamps / Images ~ Pollycraft 'Happy Mail', Pink Gem 'With Love at Christmas'
Dies / Punches ~ Nesties Standard Circles and Big Scalloped Circles, Cuttlebug 'Ice Crystal' Snowflake Die, Woodware Snowflake Punches
Embellishments ~ Ribbons from Hobbycraft and Local Craft Shop, Pearls from The Hobby House and The Glitter Pot, Sentiment from Craftwork Cards
Other ~ Sizzix Big Shot, Doodling and Glamour Dust
Colour Mediums ~ Copic Markers:  Skin ~ E21, E00, E000, R20, R00;  Hair ~ E51, E50;  Clothes ~ R85, R83, R81, RV00, RV000, RV0000, R39, R37, R35, E41;  Post Box ~ R39, R37, R35, R24, C7, C5, C3, Y28;  Other ~ BG000, BG0000, BG10, 0.  Derwent Coloursoft Pencils blended with Sansodor ~ Black, Pale Brown, Deep Fuchsia, Pink Lavender

Saturday, 26 November 2011

Better late...

Evening all!

Apologies for being so late, yesterday was a busy one and I was out last night with the netball girls for our Club Christmas Doo.....enough said, lol!

I hope you're all well?  I still have a lot of catching up to do with you all so that's my evening sorted with a dash of Strictly, X Factor and I'm a Celebrity - perfect hangover cure!!

We have another challenge for you this week over at Sketch Saturday and I have to say I did  struggle a little with this sketch.  But (as always!) once I got into it I absolutely loved it and will be using it again!  :o))  Jo gives us some cracking sketches each week to play with and this one was fun, fun, fun!!  I made a card for my friends daughter, here it is...



A close up of Pollycrafts Lil Kitty...



Inside of card...



And a side view...



Here's the fabby sketch...



And this week we're sponsored by...



The Craft Barn who (as always!) are donating a super duper prize for our winner  :o))  See you at Sketch Saturday!

Right I'm off to make dinner so I'll see you all soon,
Much love,



Challenges I'm entering my card in:

Card Ingredients:
Card / DP's ~ Kraft Card from Hero Arts, Bazzill Bling 'Feather Boa', My Minds Eye Quite Contrary Mary Mary 'Beautiful', My Minds Eye Tickled Pink 'Pretty'
Stamps / Images ~ Pollycraft Lil Kitty, Wild Rose Studio 'Cat Greetings Set', Penny Black 'Birthday Girl'
Dies / Punches ~ Nesties Lacey Ovals and Standard Circles, Go Kreate 'Concentric Tags #1', Woodware Circle punch, X-Cut Butterfly punch and Martha Stewart Monarch Butterfly punch
Embellishments ~ Lace & Twine from The Ribbon Girl, Pearls from The Glitter Pot, Charm from Mad Cow Beads
Other ~ Sizzix Big Shot, 'Antique Linen' and 'Victorian Velvet' Distress Ink, Letraset Times New Roman Rub Ons, Doodling and Glamour Dust
Colour Mediums ~ Copic Markers:  Skin ~ E21, E00, E000, R20, R00;  Hair ~ R20, R00;  Clothes ~ R85, R83, R81, YG23, YG03, YG11;  Hat ~ E23, E33, E31, E41;  Other ~ W5, W3, W1, 0.  Derwent Coloursoft Pencils blended with Sansodor ~ Pale Brown, Deep Fuchsia and Green.

Monday, 21 November 2011

Christmas Fun over at Pollycraft!!

Morning Campers!

Happy Monday to you all!  Grab yourself a cuppa and take a seat, this is your 'long post' warning lol!

Over at Pollycraft we have a SUPER SPECIAL 4 week long challenge for you, yep that's right, 4 WEEKS LONG!!  And what on earth could the super special theme be?...

CHRISTMAS FUN

...but of course!!  Perfect for this time of year if like me you have tonnes of Christmas cards to make and not enough time to make them all, lol!  So you can all play along with us for the next 4 weeks when sharing your Christmas makes  :o))  We also have some Super Duper new Christmas releases too and today I've used 'Snowballs'!  Here's my card...



A close up of Swings and Slides 'Snowballs'...



Inside of card...



And a side view...



I've made this for my nephew and for Christmas this year we're giving him money to put towards the netbook he wants.  As I'll give him his Christmas card at the beginning of December I thought I'd make a money pocket for Christmas Day, here it is...



Inside of pocket (I snaffled an extra £10 into it after I'd shown hubby, lol!)...



And the two together...



Over the next 4 weeks I'll be showcasing the other new releases but if you can't wait until then, head over to my Pollycraft teamies blogs.  Now as it's such a mammoth super special challenge, we have some super special prizes up for grabs too!...


Rainbow Studios are offering a Musical Amelia Stamp Set


Bunny Zoes Crafts have a £10 gift voucher to spend in store

The Ribbon Girl are giving away a Green Mini Kit


Crafty Emmas Store have a £10 gift voucher to spend in store

WOWZERS, amazing prizes or what?!  You know what to do!!...

So on Saturday I had a trial run for Hubby's birthday cake and I made a Giant Cupcake!  Well.....it was massive!!  The cake tasted delicious but the icing around the bottom of the cupcake was a bit of a disaster  :o(  Just means I'll have to practise some more ay, lol!  Think I'm going to google it to see how the pro's do it!!  Here's how it looked (just ignore the collapsed icing, lol!)...



You can't tell the size from the picture but it's actually sitting on a dinner plate!  It tasted lovely, in fact we're still munching through it he he he!!

Ok, time to get on!  I have sooooo much catching up to do with you all and I plan to do it today...although I did say that Saturday didn't I!!  See you all soon peeps  :o)

Much  love,



Challenges I'm entering my card / money wallet in:

Card Ingredients:
Card / DP's ~ Core d'inations 'Harbourside', Craft Creations Ltd 'Turquoise Gingham', My Minds Eye 'Be Merry' Paper Pad, Doodlebug Glittered Card, Papermania Kraft
Stamps / Images ~ Pollycraft Swings and Slides 'Snowballs', Penny Black 'Special You', LOTV Clear Sentiment Stamps
Dies / Punches ~ Cricut George and Basic Shapes Cartridge, Nesties Standard Circles, Martha Stewart 'Alpine' Snowflake punch, Woodware 'Snowflake' and 'Corner Rounder' punches
Embellishments ~ Ribbon from Waitrose, Pearls from The Hobby House
Other ~ Cricut Create, Sizzix Big Shot, Doodling and Glamour Dust
Colour Mediums ~ Copic Markers:  Skin ~ E21, E00, E000, R20, R00;  Hair ~ E51, E50;  Clothes ~ B97, B95, B93, B91, R29, R27, R24, R05, YG95, YG93, YG91, BG05, BG01, E33, E31, E41, E40;  Other ~ B00, B000, B0000, 0.  Derwent Coloursoft Pencils blended with Sansodor ~ Pale Brown, Indigo, Electric Blue, Deep Red, Pimento, Lichen Green.

Saturday, 19 November 2011

Quick makes...

Morning all,

Hope everyone's well?  Apologies for not visiting this week but I hope to catch up with you all today.  My internet was fixed (thank goodness!!) but I've had another bad head week and been poorly with a migraine again  :o(  I think I was in bed by 7pm on both Wednesday and Thursday nights!!  Yesterday was much better though and I was mainly just tired so fingers crossed today I'll be back to normal (whatever 'normal' is lol!!).

Onto my card and today it's Sketch Saturday time!!  I wanted to make another Christmas card but instead of one I decided to make three, although they're only 5" x 5" and all the same design but it was good to get three quick makes done and added to the pile!!  Here's my card...



A close up of Penny Black's 'Reindeer Pup'...



Side view...



And all three together...



Ooo that felt good adding 3 cards to the Christmas box, lol!  Here's this weeks sketch...



And this week we're sponsored by...



Bunny Zoe's so head over to Sketch Saturday to join in the fun!

It's hubby's 40th in a couple of weeks time and I've decided to attempt to make his birthday cake (yikes!).  I went to the cake making shop and bought a 'Giant Cupcake' tin and I'm also going to make individual cupcakes for our guests to take home with them.  So I'm planning on having a 'trial run' day today and give the 'Giant Cupcake' a go...wish me luck!!

Hope you all have a super Saturday and I'll see you all soon,
Much love,



Challenges I'm entering my card in:

Card Ingredients:
Card / DP's ~ Hero Arts Kraft Card, Imaginisce Polar Expressions 'Flanel PJs', My Minds Eye 'Be Merry' paper stack
Stamps / Images ~ Penny Black 'Reindeer Pup', LOTV Lili's Greeting - Christmas
Dies / Punches ~ Nesties Standard Rectangles and Scalloped Rectangles, Woodware Circle Punch
Embellishments ~ Sentiment from Craftwork Cards, Pearls from The Glitter Pot
Other ~ Glamour Dust
Colour Mediums ~ Copic Markers:  Fur ~ E33, E31, E51, E50, R20, R00;  Other ~ E34, R29, R27, R24, W5, W3, W1, 0.  Derwent Coloursoft Pencils blended with Sansodor ~ Dark Brown and Pale Brown

Wednesday, 16 November 2011

And another one!...

Morning All!

Well my Internet has decided to work today, thank goodness!  Gosh that was a long couple of days I can tell you, lol!!  So I'll be round to catch up with you all soon, I'm sure you've been busy with your fabulous inspiration  :o)

As I couldn't surf Monday night I decided (whilst watching I'm a Celeb, isn't it fab!!) that I'd make another Christmas Card, and here it is!...



A close up of Simply Sassy 'All Wrapped Up', isn't she GORGEOUS!!...



Inside of card...



And a side view...



This one and 'Tammy' were my Simply Sassy sneaky purchases, I'm resisting anymore until after Christmas so I can buy them with my Christmas money!  Although I heard a rumour there were some new ones being released soon.....oh well, ignore everything I just said, lol!

Hope everyone is well?
See you all soon,
Much love,



Challenges I'm entering my card in:

Card Ingredients:
Card / DP's ~ Hero Arts Kraft Card, Imaginisce Polar Expressions 'Flannel PJs', Glittered Card Stock from Hobbycraft
Stamps / Images ~ Sugar Nellie Simply Sassy 'All Wrapped Up', Fizzy Moon 'Little Messages', Pink Gem 'With Love at Christmas'
Dies / Punches ~ Nesties Lacey Circles, Cricut George & Basic Shapes Cartridge, Go Kreate 'Concentric Tags #1', Martha Stewart 'Glacial' Snowflake Punch
Embellishments ~ Ribbon and Twine from The Ribbon Girl, Flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts
Other ~ Cricut Create, Sizzix Big Shot, Bow Maker and Glamour Dust
Colour Mediums ~ Copic Markers:  Skin ~ E21, E00, E000, R20, R00;  Hair ~ E27, E25, E23;  Clothes ~ YG95, YG93, YG91, R27, R25, R24;  Other ~ E34, W5, W3, W1, BG000, BG0000, 0.  Derwent Coloursoft Pencils blended with Sansodor ~ Dark Brown, Pale Brown, Lichen Green and Deep Red.

Monday, 14 November 2011

Christmas is back!!...

Afternoon Peeps!

Sorry I'm sooooo late posting today, my bloomin' internet has packed up on me grrrrr!  You don't realise how dependant you are on it until it doesn't work, I feel like my right arm has been cut off, lol!  So at the moment I'm sitting in my husbands workshop using his internet, lol!   I'll make my apologies now for missing out on some of your gorgeous creations this week, the engineer isn't coming out until Wednesday and I really hope he can fix it then!!

Anyway, enough waffle and lets get on with the job in hand which today is my Pollycraft DT Card!  This week my gorgeous teamie Joey has chosen the theme...

Friends / Friendship

...and even though it doesn't scream Christmas at you, I decided to get back to my Christmas cards!  Here's what I did!...



A close up of Jerry Kisses 'Snowman'...



Inside of card...



And a side view...



This week we're sponsored by...



Quixotic Paperie who are giving the lucky winner a £10 Gift Voucher to spend in store  :o)  You likey?  Hope to see you over at Pollycraft!

Ok, I'll have to dash.  I have a whole day's worth of surfing to fit into about 2 hours, lol!!  Hope everyone is ok and I hope to see you on Wednesday (fingers and toes doubly crossed!!)

Much love,



Challenges I'm entering my card in:
Sketch n Stash ~ Challenge 74 ~ New stash is my image, it's the first time I've used this one!

Card Ingredients:
Card / DP's ~ Hero Arts Kraft Card, Doodlebug Glittered Cardstock, My Minds Eye Be Merry Paper Pad
Stamps / Images ~ Pollycraft Jerry Kisses 'Snowman', LOTV Lili's Greetings - Christmas
Dies / Punches ~ Nesties Standard Rectangles and Scalloped Rectangles, Cuttlebug 'Ice Crystal' snowflake die, Woodware Snowflake punch
Embellishments ~ Ribbon from Waitrose, Pearl Gem from The Hobby House
Other ~ Sizix Big Shot, Doodling and Glamour Dust
Colour Mediums ~ Copic Markers:  Skin ~ E21, E00, E000, R20, R00;  Hair ~ E51, E50;  Clothes ~ B95, B93, YG95, YG93, YG91, R37, R35, C1, C00;  Snowman ~ B00, B000, B0000, B95, B93, YG95, YG91, R37, R35, YR16, C7, C5, C3, C1;  Other ~ BG000, BG0000, 0.  Derwent Coloursoft Pencils blended with Sansodor ~ Black, Pale Brown, Indigo, Iced Blue, Deep Red and Lichen Green

Saturday, 12 November 2011

So much for Christmas!...

Morning all,

And as the title of my post suggests, so much for me getting ahead with my Christmas cards this week!!  And I was making such good headway last weekend but I always jinx myself and say I'm going to make more cards then run out of time!!  It's been a very busy week here what with paperwork and seeing family and friends, sadly not all fun though as we had a funeral on Thursday, our friends Dad  xxx  A very sad day but also extremely hard for us as it was the first time we've been back to the crematorium since our sons funeral  xxx  It was really tough and just so exhausting and I've had a migraine since Wednesday evening.  Fingers crossed the pressure lifts today.  We're going to see our friend (who lost his Dad) this evening so if all else fails and my head is still pounding I'll have a couple of very large glasses of wine tonight (in fact I think I'll have them anyway!!)

Onto my card and this one I've made for my Auntie whose birthday it is today, Happy Birthday Auntie Maisie!  I've used this weeks Sketch Saturday sketch and a gorgeous Belles n' Whistles stamp, I saw this one around blog land and just HAD TO HAVE HER!!  Here's my card...



A close up of Belles n' Whistles 'Little Friend', told you she was gorgeous!...



Inside of card...



And a side view...



Here's this weeks sketch...



And we're sponsored by...



Simon Says Stamp so you just know it'll be worth playing along with us this week!!

I hope you're all good and have had a much better week than me?  Hubby is actually home this weekend (yaaaaay!!) and we plan to have a chilled one.  Enjoy yours whatever you get up too  :o)

Much love,



Challenges I'm entering my card in:

Card Ingredients:
Card / DP's ~ Core d'inations 'French Roast', Hero Arts Kraft Card, My Minds Eye Lost & Found 'Breeze'
Stamps / Images ~ Belles n' Whistles 'Little Friend', LOTV Clear Sentiments, Stampendous 'So Birthday'
Dies / Punches ~ Nesties Lacey Ovals, Go Kreate 'Concentric Tags #1'
Embellishments ~ Lace & Twine from The Ribbon Girl, Flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts, Pearls from The Hobby House
Other ~ Sizzix Big Shot, Doodling and Glamour Dust
Colour Mediums ~ Copic Markers:  Skin ~ E21, E00, E000, R20, R00;  Hair ~ E51, E50;  Clothes ~ B95, B93, BG01, BG00, BG000, E41, E40, R83, R81;  Other ~ E27, E25, E23, YG93, YG91, R37, R24, B000, B0000, 0.  Derwent Coloursoft Pencils blended with Sansodor ~ Pale Brown, Brown Earth, Indigo, Grey Green, Soft Pink and Lichen Green.