Friday, 31 December 2010

It's My Party!!

Afternoon All,

Well it's nearly here - New Year's Eve 2010!!  Can you believe another year has flown by!!  I really hope each and every one of you have a great 2011 filled with lots of happy times, good health and fun, fun, FUN - and of course lots of crafting!!  Happy New Year my lovely, fabulous followers  :o)

My card I'm sharing today is one I've made for my Cousin who doesn't really like her birthday as it's too close to Christmas.  I followed last weeks Friday Sketchers sketch but was too late to enter, whoops!  Never mind!...

Close up of LOTV 'It's My Party' - Loooooooove this stamp!!...

Inside of card...

Side view...

When I saw this stamp I knew I HAD to have it!!  And I think it's perfect for my Cousin as she doesn't really like her birthday, lol!!

Well that's it from me, I'll see you all in 2011 eeeekkkkkkk!!

Have a great New Years Eve, whatever you're doing have fun,
Lots of love, 

Challenges I'm entering my card in:

Card Ingredients:
Papers and Card ~ Bazzill Bling Black Tie, Bo Bunny Petal Pushers - Posies, Petal Pushers - Doodles and Petal Pushers - Stripe
Stamps and Images ~ LOTV It's My Party and Sentiment Circle.  Inside stamp by Anita's
Dies and Punches ~ Nesties Lacey Circles, Cricut George and Basic Shapes Cartridge
Embellishments ~ Ribbon from The Glitter Pot, Gems from Doodlebug, Flowers created using the Cricut (sooooooo love my new Christmas Pressie!!)
Colour Mediums ~ Copic Markers
Other ~ Glamour Dust

Tuesday, 28 December 2010

Papertake Weekly GDT!!

Hiya Everyone!

I hope you're all having a fab Christmas?  I do love this time of year, although it can be very stressful in the run up to it it's so nice spending time with your loved ones.  And even though there were some sad moments thinking of those that are no longer with us, on the whole this year was a Happy Christmas  :o)  How nice it is now in the aftermath being able to fully chill out and make plans for the coming year too - all these plans with so little time lol!!

So, onto pressies - what did you get, what did you get??  I was completely spoiled and Hubby bought me a new super duper turbo power Hairdryer, bass boosting earphones for my iPhone and.....wait for it.....(so spoilt!).....a.....


Wow, wow and wow again - how happy was I Christmas morning when I got to have a little play!!  I absolutely love it already and only have the one cartridge so far, lol!  Although I did get on eBay last night and order a couple more, shhhhhhh - can't wait for them to arrive so I can play some more!!  :o))  Very, very happy!!

Right, enough waffle and onto my card.  And yes, I think the title gave it away but I am, for this week, a GDT member for PAPERTAKE WEEKLY , wahooooooooo!!  See I told you I was having a Happy Christmas!!  I love this challenge blog, there's such a good mix of challenges - sketches, themes, colours, recipes etc.  I always try to play along when time allows me too so to be chosen as a GDT member was an absolute honour - THANK YOU SO MUCH!!  :o)) 

This week the challenge is Be Thankful - very apt at this time of year don't you think!  And here is my Thank You card...

Close up of Magnolia's Cherry Tilda...

Inside - a bit boring I know, can you believe I don't own a 'Thank You' stamp!!

Side view...

This week they are sponsored by the fantastic Simon Says Stamp and I'm sure you all have plenty of Thank You cards to make so why not come and play along too?

Right, I'm off now to sort out the craft room - I need to make some room for my new baby, lol!!

See you all soon,
Lots of love 

Challenges I'm entering my card in:
Magnolia Down Under ~ Challenge #77 ~ A Gift For You (Tilda has baked a Thank You Cherry Muffin!)

Card Ingredients:
Papers and Card ~ Core d'inations Heartfelt, Craft Creations Red Gingham, Wild Rose Studio Polka Dot Paper Stack, Magnolia 50's Cherries
Stamps and Images ~ Magnolia Cherry Tilda and Muffin
Dies and Punches ~ Nesties Standard Ovals, X-Cut Retro Flowers
Embellishments ~ Ribbon and Pearl Gems from Hobbycraft, Sentiment is Craftwork Cards Oh My Words!, Charm and Bale from Bunny Zoes
Colour Mediums ~ Copic Markers
Other ~ Glamour Dust

Friday, 24 December 2010

All last (part four!)


It's Christmas Eve!!!  Wow can you believe how quickly that has come around?  I hope all your Christmas plans are going well and you're not too stressed out!!

Today is my final post of the Christmas cards I've made this year.  They're all very simple cards and have been made using Craftwork Cards 5" x 5" scalloped card bases.  Using this size card you can actually make 4 cards out of one 12" x 12" paper and backing card which is great when you have several cards to make!  So without further a do, here's the Lili of the Valley cards.....all 5 of them!

I absolutely LOVE all these stamps - just soooooooo cute!!

Ok, I'd better get on, lots to do today!  So all that's left is to wish you all a great Christmas Eve and an even better Christmas Day!  Enjoy, eat lots and be merry, lol!!

Lots of Festive Love, 

Thursday, 23 December 2010

Thought I'd done them all!


Me again with my second post today - wow time off work really suits me, lol!  Here is another Christmas Card, this one is more of a special one though that I've made for my Mum, Dad and Bro.  What do you think?...

Close up of Penny Black's 'Ski Patrol' stamp...

Inside of card, sentiment stamp is also Penny Black...

Side view, I stamped the image twice and sticky fixed the mice and cats to give the image some dimension...

I chose this stamp for their card as it had 5 characters on it - Mum, Dad, Bro, Me and Daemo.....I'll let you decide who is who, lol!

See you soon peeps,
Much love, 

Challenges I'm entering my card in:

Card Ingredients:
Papers and Card ~ Bazzill Bling Sparkle, MME Be Merry Sweet Sprinkles, Imaginisce Polar Expressions Pine and Peppermint, Basic Grey Eskimo Kisses
Stamps and Images ~ Penny Black Ski Patrol and Special You, Lili of the Valley Christmas Sentiment
Dies and Punches ~ Nestabilities Lacey Circles, Martha Stewart Alpine Punch and Woodware Snowflake Punch
Embellishments ~ Ribbon by Dovecraft, Charm and Bale from Bunny Zoes, Pearl Gems by Hobbycraft, Snowmen from MME Be Merry paper stack
Colour Mediums ~ Copic Markers
Other ~ Glamour Dust!!!

All last (part three!)

Morning All,

Here I am this morning with the Wild Rose Studio Christmas cards I've made.  As I said yesterday, by using the 5" x 5" Craftwork Cards scalloped card bases you can actually make 4 cards per 1 sheet of 12" x 12" paper and backing card - a bit repetitive but makes getting the job soooooo easy!!  They're all very simple Christmas Cards this year, but I think you can get away with simple cards at Christmas ay, and with the card bases not being so big there's not a lot of room for embellishments anyway!  Here they are...

Aren't they cute!!!  Especially Milton with the robin, love this stamp!!

Pop back tomorrow for the final installment - 5 different Lili of the Valley cards!!

Lots of love, 

Wednesday, 22 December 2010

All last (part two!)


And as promised yesterday here are some more Christmas cards I've made (and finally finished at long last!!).  Today I'm sharing the Elzybells ones and as I said yesterday, by using the 5" x 5" Craftwork Cards scalloped card bases you can actually make 4 cards per 1 sheet of 12" x 12" paper and backing card - good huh!  So, here they are...

Pop back tomorrow to see the Wild Rose Studio cards...

Tuesday, 21 December 2010

All last (part one!)

Evening All,

I hope you're all well?  We've had quite a lot of snow here over the last couple of days, none so far today though so maybe I'll be able to get out tomorrow!  To be honest I probably could've gone out today but I don't really like driving in the snow, especially if I don't have too and as I've booked this week and next off work I may aswell stay in, lol!!

Onto my card and yep you've guessed it.....I have FINALLY finished my Christmas cards, yaaaaaaaay!!  God that was a hard slog!!  I'm going to set myself a task of making 4 a month next year so that I don't have the mad rush in December trying to get them made before the last post!!  Anyway, I've used Craftwork Cards 5" x 5" scalloped base cards and you can make 4 cards per 1 sheet of 12" x 12" paper and backing card, so that's what I've done hence the 4 per month plan for next year!  They're very simple cards and I've used stamps from Hero Arts, Elzybells, Wild Rose Studio and Lily of the Valley.  The card I'm sharing tonight is the Hero Arts one...

Told you they were simple!  I'll show you some more tomorrow but until then, have a fab evening everyone  :o)


Saturday, 18 December 2010

Hubby's Christmas Card!

Hi All,

Gosh I'm really late with my post today, sorry everyone.  I was at the hairdressers this morning, then whilst there we had a massive helping of snow - I couldn't believe how hard it came down.  We had just under a foot of it in less than 2 hours!!  Both hubby and I were out tonight, him with the footie boys and me with the netball girlies but both doos have been cancelled due to the weather  :o(  But on the plus side it's the Strictly Final, whoop whooooooop!!  Go Kara, Go Kara, Go Kara!!...  Can you tell who I'm routing for!! 

Onto my card and this is my Christmas Card for Daemo, aaawwwwww!!  It's also my Sketch Saturday DT card this week and what a fab sketch Jo has created for us.  Here's my card...

Close up of Tilda and Edwin on Ice...


Side view...

Here's Jo's fabby sketch...

And this week we're sponsored by Tickled Pink!...

It's also Catherine's last week with us *sob* as she is stepping down from the DT.  Good luck Catherine and thank you for all your inspiration.

Right, I'm off now for Strictly.....da da da da da da daaaaaaa, da da da da da da!!  Have a good evening all and stay safe and warm in the snow!

Lots of love, 

Challenges I'm entering my card in:

Card Ingredients
Papers and Card ~ Bazzill Basics Bling Glitz, MME Colourful Christmas
Stamps and Images ~ Magnolia Winter Forrest and Tilda and Edwin in Ice.  Inside sentiment is Penny Black Special You
Dies and Punches ~ Cuttlebug Snowflake Die, Martha Stewart Glacial Snowflake punch and Woodware Snowflake punch
Embellishments ~ Snowflake Charm from Bunny Zoes, Pearl Gem Hearts and Ribbons from Hobbycraft
Colour Mediums ~ Copic Markers
Other ~ Sentiment was Computer Generated by me!  Loads and loads and LOADS of GLAMOUR DUST!!

Monday, 13 December 2010

Still No Netball!!!

Hi all,

Hope you're all good and managed to survive another Monday!!  Can you tell I've had a bad day, lol?  But only 3 and half more days to go and I'm off work again until the new year, yessssssssssssssssss!!

But enough about work and onto my card.  This one I've made for my friend Steph (aka Stepharoony!) who's even more of a netball nutter than me!!  We've not been able to play recently as some toe-rag stole the copper wire out of the flood lights and then the snow last week stopped play so no netball until the new year now.  As I was looking through my stamps I saw Sugar Nellie's 'Little Miss Attitude' and thought she'd be perfect, lol - what do you think?

Close up...


Side view...

Ok that's it from me tonight folks, I have a banging head so off for a little lie down!

See you all soon,
Lots of love 

Challenges I'm entering my card in:

Card Ingredients:
Papers and Card ~ Bazzill Bling Black Tie, Bo Bunny Petal Pushers, Petal Pushers Bloomers and Petal Pushers Stripe
Stamps and Images ~ Sugar Nellie Little Miss Attitude, Birthday Sentiment by Stampendous
Dies and Punches ~ X-Cut Retro Flowers
Embellishments ~ Ribbon by Urban Dekko, Black Pearl Gems from Hobbycraft, Big Pink Flower from Craftwork Cards
Colour Mediums ~ Copic Markers
Other ~ Netball Sentiment is Computer Generated, Doodling and Glamour Dust

Sunday, 12 December 2010

Birthday Kitty!!

Evening All,

I hope you're all having a lovely weekend?  I had a great day yesterday - really lazy and spent most of it crafting, yaaaaaaaay!!  Then today hubby and I were up and out early (well out by 10:30!) into town to start our Christmas shopping - I know we're very late starting and I was starting to panic but we got nearly all of it done  :o)  So I can stop panicking now and only need to get a couple more pressies, phew!  Now to crack on with the Christmas cards, lol...

My card tonight I've made for my Sister-In-Law (to be!) who loves her cats so it had to be Wild Rose Studios Kitty with Cake!!  What do you think?...

Close up of Kitty with Cake...

Inside of card...

Side view...

I'll be back tomorrow to show you my other card!  Until then, have a fab evening all.  I've had a face pack on this afternoon so my skin is all soft and smooth and I'm chillin' watching Strictly.  Sooooo pleased that Kara and Artem have made the final, whoop whoooooooop - I voted 5 times for them last night lol!  But GUTTED Scott and Natalie are out  :o((  And now.....X-Factor!!  HOW EXCITING!!

See you soon guys,
Lots of love, 

Challenges I'm entering my card in:

Card Ingredients:
Papers and Card ~ Kraft Card from Elzybells, Doodlebug Bubblegum Swiss Dot and Bon Bon Swiss Dot and Wild Rose Studio Blue Polka Dot from the Polka Dot Paper Stack
Stamps and Images ~ Wild Rose Studio Kitty with Cake and Cat Greetings Set, Stampendous Birthday Sentiment (inside)
Dies and Punches ~ X-Cut Retro Flowers
Embellishments ~ Peral Gems and Ribbon (by Celebrate) from Hobbycraft
Colour Mediums ~ Copic Markers and Derwent Coloursoft Pencils blended with Sansodor
Other ~ Doodling and Glamour Dust

Saturday, 11 December 2010

Cheeky Monkey!

Morning All,

Well I'm not as excited about it being Saturday as normal today, mainly because I had last week off work so everyday has felt like Saturday, lol!  We had a great week away in Center Parcs, Long Leat with our Nephews, Niece, Sister-In-Law and Father-In-Law - lots of walking, swimming (for the boys, too cold for me!) bowling, cheer leading (lol!), magic shows, birthdays etc., etc.,!  I feel shattered today and have had a sore throat all week which was really annoying!!  Why do we always get ill on holidays??  Anyways, a good time was had by all.

But a holiday means not a lot of crafting was done - I did take some stamped images with me and did a little bit of colouring but not a lot!  So I made my DT Card for Sketch Saturday before I went away.  I've made it for my cousin's son, Ashton, who was 2 last week - a real Cheeky Monkey!!  But sooooo adorably cute too!

Close up of Digi Stamp Boutique's Marvin...

Inside of card...

Side view...

Here's this weeks fabby sketch created by the super talented Jo...

And this week we're sponsored by Simon Says Stamp who are very generously offering a $25.00 gift certificate for this weeks lucky winner!

Ok, I'm off now and have sooooo much to do!  I still have all my Christmas Cards to make, a couple of birthday cards and I haven't even started on the Christmas Shopping yet - I wonder what it's like to be organised, lol!!

Have a great weekend all and see you soon,
Much love,

Challenges I'm entering my card in:

Card Ingredients:
Papers and Card ~ Bazzill Bling Envy and Sugar Daddy, Doodlebug Fauna and Bon Bon La-Di-Dot
Stamps and Images ~ Digi Stamp Boutique Marvin, Sentiment by Stampendous
Embellishments ~ Ribbon by Celebrate from Hobbycraft, Craftwork Cards Card Candy and Googly Eyes from Hobbycraft,
Colour Mediums ~ Copic Markers and Derwent Coloursoft pencils blended with Sansodor
Other ~ Craftwork Cards Oh My Words! and Glamour Dust