Saturday, 29 January 2011

Another LOTV - I LOVE these stamps!!

Coo-ee, me again!!

I hope I find you all well today?  I'm feeling absolutely shattered - thank goodness it's Saturday!!  Even my eye's are hurting, poor old bird lol!!  We've been doing our Adoption Preparation courses for the last three weeks (one more to go next week) and it's been heavy going!!  We've had lots of fun but also tears.  Luckily for us the other prospective adopters on the course are all amazing people and we've really clicked as a group and already been out for a night out!  And the Social Workers taking the course are brilliant too.  It's been such an amazing experience so far for us, fingers (and everything else!) crossed we're allowed to move on to the next stage...

Anyway enough waffle and onto my card!  This one I've made for one of my friends and it's also for this week's Sketch Saturday Challenge Week #140.  Another fabby sketch by Jo, I loved this one!  And another LOTV from me, I love these stamps too!!  We have 2 new Design Team members that have joined our happy team this week, Bente and Karita.  You should definitely check their blogs out, amazing!!  Here's my card...

Close up of LOTV Birthday Fairy - Isn't she absolutely adorable, I love her!!

Inside of card, sentiment stamp is Anitas...

Side view...

Here's this week's fabby sketch, I've rotated it...

And this week we're sponsored by The Craft Barn who are giving away a set of Crafty Secrets Cherub Clear Art Stamps!!

Apologies I haven't made many cards recently, it's all been a bit busy this end!!  I'm being made redundant at the moment too (as if there wasn't enough going on, lol!) and only have four weeks left at work so I plan to make quite a few cards in my time off before getting another job to make up for my recent absence, and also because I'll have time too, wahoo!!  But as for this weekend I'd better crack on, I have the VAT for Hubby's business to finish and file and then file his self assessment too. BORING!! But I'm out tonight with the girlies so that will be good fun, yaaaaaay :o) Looking forward to having a few drinkies and a good laugh!! I hope you all have a great one too, whatever you're up to?

Much Love,

Challenges I'm entering my card in:

Card Ingredients:
Papers & Card ~ Bazzill Bling Sugar Daddy, MME Find and Dandy Tickled Pink and True Blue
Stamps & Images ~ LOTV Birthday Fairy and Circular Sentiments, Anita's Happy Birthday (inside)
Dies & Punches ~ MS Doily Lace Border Punch, Nesties Lacey Circles, X-Cut Retro Flowers
Embellishments ~ Ribbon from The Glitter Pot, Pearl Gems are Opaline from Basic Grey
Colour Mediums ~ Copic Markers;  Skin ~ E01, E00, E000, E0000, R20, R00;  Hair ~ E27, E25, E34; Clothes ~ E27, E25, E34, BG01, BG000, BG0000; Everything Else ~ E34, E31, C5, C3, C0, BG10, BG000, 0
Other ~ Bow Maker, Glamour Dust

CES Challenges - Challenge #20 WINNER!!

Morning all (or rather afternoon, lol!)

Soooooo excited to tell you all that I won CES Challenges last week, whoop whooooooop!!  Can't believe I won, soooooooo chuffed!! 

And here's the card I won with!!...

Thanks to all at CES Challenges for choosing me - you've sooooo made my day!!  :o)

Off to post my Sketch Saturday card now, see you in a bit...


Sunday, 23 January 2011

Mums Birthday!!

Afternoon All,

I hope you're all well on this rather miserable (weather wise!) day?  Roll on spring time ay!!

It's my Mums birthday today - Happy Birthday Mum!! - and here's the card I made for her...

Close up of Travelling Tilda and Suitcases...

Close up of the gorgeous Wild Orchid Crafts blooms...

Close up of Magnolia Doohickey Vintage Tag Die, sentiment is computer generated...

Inside of card...

Side view...

My Mum absolutely loves travelling and holidays.  Since her 50th birthday she's been to Australia twice, Vietnam, Thailand and India but to name a few countries!!  I did have a different idea in mind for her card, I bought new stamps and everything and then changed my mind, oops!  Oh well, I'm sure I'll need the other stamps for cards in the future anyway, lol!!  Just don't tell Hubby!!

Hope you all enjoy the rest of your weekends,
See you soon,
Much love,

Challenges I'm entering my card in:
Just Magnolia and hAnglar sTanglar ~ Week 90 ~ A Sketch By Donalda
Simon Says Stamp ~ Bingo! ~ I've used the Gems, Glitter / Glimmer, Ribbon line
Totally Gorgeous ~ Challenge 64 ~ Hot, hot hot!

Card Ingredients:
Papers & Card ~ Core d'inations Chocolate Mocha, Bo Bunny A Gift of Love 'Sophie's Notebook', Sophie Bouquet and Sophie
Stamps & Images ~ Magnolia Travelling Tilda Sitting, Suitcases and Aeroplane in the Clouds.  Stampendous So Birthday
Dies & Punches ~ Magnolia Doohickeys Vintage Tag
Embellishments ~ Flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts, Raffia Lace by Paper Cellar from Hobbycraft, Organza Ribbon from Hobbycraft, Pearl Gems are Opaline by Basic Grey, String Cord from stash, Ribbon (inside the card as I ran out of organza - oops!) Celebrate from Hobbycraft
Colour Mediums ~ Copic Markers; Skin ~ E01, E00, E000, E0000, R20, R00; Hair ~ E53, E51, E50; Clothes ~ R85, R83, R81, E27, E25, E33; Suitcases ~ E27, E25, E33, E31, YR23; Aeroplane ~ C5, C3, C0, B23, R27; Shadows ~ C5, C3, C0, BG10, BG0000
Other ~ Bow Maker, Glamour Dust

Saturday, 22 January 2011

LOTV meets Sketch Saturday!

Morning All,

And a very HAPPY SATURDAY to you all, whoop whoooooop!!  Wow I've had such a busy and heavy week, thank goodness for the weekend!!  Even though it's a jam packed one but mainly all fun stuff :o)  So without further a do, here's my DT card I made for this week's Sketch Saturday.  An absolutely gorgeous sketch by the super talented Jo, love this one!...

Close up of LOTV's Dandelion Clock - how adorable is this stamp!!

Inside of card, sentiment by Anita's...

Side view...

Here's this week's super sketch!...

And our sponsor this week is Bugaboo Stamps who are very generously giving the winner 7 Free Digi's!!

IRL my card looks much better, honest!!  Roll on lighter mornings and evenings when we can all take a decent photo lol!!

Ok, better crack on with the day - lots to do!
See you all soon,
Much love,

Challenges I'm entering my card in:
Pollycraft Challenge ~ Challenge #76 ~ Pastel Colours
A Spoonfull of Sugar ~ Challenge 135 ~ Blue & Green
Papertake Weekly ~ Ribbon & Pearls
CES Challenges ~ Challenge #20 ~ Angels & Fairies

Card Ingredients:
Papers & Card ~ Core d'inations Cloud Burst, MME Fine and Dandy Tickled Pink 'Cheerful', 'Pretty' and 'Lovely'
Stamps & Images ~ LOTV Dandelion Clock and Circular Sentiments, Happy Birthday (inside the card) Anitas
Embellishments ~ Ribbon from The Glitter Pot, Gems by Papermania, Flowers cut using Cricut George & Basic Shapes Cartridge
Colour Mediums ~ Copic Markers;  Skin & Hair ~ E01, E00, E000, E0000, R20, R00, E31, Y21, Y000;  Clothes ~ YG03, YG11, R85, R83, R81, RV00, C5, C3;  Everything Else ~ YG23, YG03, YG11, BG10, BG0000
Other ~ Cricut Create, Bow Maker and Glamour Dust

Wednesday, 19 January 2011

A Cheeky Wedding Card!

Evening All,

I hope you're all well?  Super quick post from me today - my goodness I don't seem to have any spare time at all this week!  I'm off to netball in a minute but just wanted to post this card so that you don't think I've disappeared off the face of the earth, lol!  I made, as the title suggests, a cheeky little Wedding Card.  I won last month over on DigiStamp Boutique (yaaaaaaaaay!) and got to choose 5 digi's and this was one of them!  I didn't know at the time that I would be using it so quickly, lol!  Anyways, as per I was running out of time so I made a 5' x 5' shaker card and used confetti as the 'shaker' ingredients.  I think the image and paper do all the talking so didn't feel it needed anything more than that really - what do you think?

All shook up!...

Close up of Henry and Zoe Get Wed!...

Inside of card, sentiment by Magnolia...

Side view...

As I said, super quick post!  Hope to catch up with you all soon but until then take care all  :o)

Much love,

Challenges I'm entering my card in:
Copic Creations ~ Challenge 42 ~ What's New?  My brand spanking new digi I won!!

Card Ingredients:
Papers & Card ~ Core d'inations Heartfelt, Doodlebug Cinnamon Hearts
Stamps & Images ~ DigiStamp Boutique Henry & Zoe Get Wed! digi, Congratulations stamp by Magnolia
Dies & Punches ~ Nesties Standard Circles
Embellishments ~ Confetti from Asda!
Colour Mediums ~ Copic Markers:  Skin ~ E01, E00, E000, E0000, R20 and R00, Hair ~ E33, E31 and YR02, Other ~ R29, R24, YGo3, C7, C5, C3 and C0
Other ~ Shaker Dome and Glamour Dust

Saturday, 15 January 2011

A Very Special 1st Birthday!!

Morning All and Happy Saturday!!

It's really blowy here today, just listening to the wind is not enticing me to go out at all!!  But good to dust off the old cobwebs ay  :o)  I hope you're all well and had a good week?  I'm feeling a lot better now although still a bit drained so I'll probably have an easy weekend.  Still not got back into the swing of everything yet either, whoops!  Not sure I like reality lol!

Onto my card that I've made for our friends Daughter who's turning 1 next week.  Wow, where did that year go?!  I've used this card as my Sketch Saturday DT card - a fab sketch!!  What do you think?...

Close up of Magnolia's Sitting Teddy - I sooooo love this stamp, so cute!!

Inside, sentiment by Anitas...

Side view...

Here's this week's FAB Sketch...

And we're sponsored by the oh so fab Bunny Zoes who are offering a £10.00 gift voucher as the prize!!  :o)

Great huh?!  So why not head over to Sketch Saturday and play along too?  Hope to see you there...

Have a great weekend everyone!
Much love,

Challenges I'm entering my card in:

Card Ingredients:
Papers & Card ~ Bazzill Bling Lip Gloss, MME Quite Contrary 'Mary Mary Beautiful' and 'Mary Mary Sweetie Pie'
Stamps & Images ~ Magnolia Sitting Teddy, LOTV Circular Sentiment, Anitas 'Happy Birthday'
Dies & Punches ~ Nesties Lacey Circles, George and Basic Shapes and Don Juan Cricut Cartridges
Embellishments ~ Ribbon by Celebrate, Flowers and Heart from George and Basic Shapes Cricut Cartridge, #1 from Don Juan Cricut Cartridge, Button Brads by Making Memories
Colour Mediums ~ Copic Markers;  E35, E33, E31, R85, R83, R81, C3 and C0
Other ~ Cricut Create, Bow Maker and Glamour Dust

Tuesday, 11 January 2011

LOTV Birthday!

Morning All,

I hope you're all good?  I'm feeling better than yesterday but still not great so I'm not at work.  But at least I'm feeling a bit better and able to share a card I made over the weekend with you.  I've made this one for my best friend and as the title suggests it's a Lili of the Valley stamp!  Have you been on the LOTV website this morning and ordered their new release?  I was a bit naughty, shhhhhh don't tell hubby!!  But you can't help it when the stamps are sooooooo deeeee-lish can you!!

Close up of Rosie with Presents...


Side view...

Cute huh?!  I'm well into LOTV at the moment, can't wait for my new stamps to arrive!!...

See you all soon lovely followers,
Much love,

Challenges I'm entering my card in:
Pollycraft Challenge ~ Challenge #75 ~ New Things  The new things I've used are my papers (although I've had them for a while I haven't used them yet - naughty girl!), My stamps (first time these little beauty's have been inked!) and my Lacey Labels Cricut cartridge.

Card Ingredients:
Papers & Card ~ Bazzill Bling Lip Gloss, MME Quite Contrary 'Mary Mary Happy Birthday', 'Mary Mary Sweetie Pie' and 'Mary Mary Best of Friends'
Stamps & Images ~ LOTV Rosie with Presents and Circular Sentiments.  Happy Birthday stamp inside my card is by Anitas
Dies & Punches ~ Martha Stewart Doily Lace punch, Cricut Cartridges George and Basic Shapes and Lacey Labels
Embellishments ~ Ribbon by Celebrate from Hobbycraft, Flowers created using my Cricut George and Basic Shapes cartridge, Glitter Brads by Doodlebug (Swimming Pool) and Pearl Gems are Opaline by Basic Grey
Colour Mediums ~ Copic Markers
Skin and Hair ~ E01, E00, E000, E0000, R20, R00, E29, E57, E35
Clothes and Other ~ R85, R83, R81, BG01, BG000, BG0000, C3, C0, BG10
Other ~ Bow Maker, Cricut Create and Glamour Dust

Monday, 10 January 2011

Skecth Saturday DT Call...

Evening All,

I hope you're all well?  I knew I felt a little too tired than normal over the weekend and have come down with a sickness bug  :o(  I've been off work today and even too poorly to craft - gosh I must be bad!!  Although I do feel a little better now and have managed to eat some toast - so far so good if you catch my drift!  But enough about me going on, over at Sketch Saturday we have a DT Call for 2 new DT Members.  So if you fancy becoming part of the fab Sketch Saturday team why not let us know!...

See you all soon,
Big Hugs,

Saturday, 8 January 2011

A Very Happy Engagement!!

Morning all,

Apologies for the late post today - I've been a bit naughty and had an extra long lay-in this morning as I was sooooo tired but hey, better late than never!  :o)  It was lovely too, lol!

Anyway, thank goodness it's Saturday wahoo!  Which can mean only one thing - another fabby sketch to play along with over on Sketch Saturday!!  I really liked this sketch.  Friends of ours got engaged over the festive period so I thought it would work perfectly for an engagement card for them, what do you think?...

Close up of Penny Black's 'Squeeze till I squeak' - sooooo cute!!

Inside of card - I don't own an Engagement Stamp, can you believe it!!  The hearts have been cut with my Cricut Create from the George and Basic Shapes cartridge...

Side view...

Here is this weeks Sketch... 

...and we're sponsored by the FABBY Simon Says Stamp who are offering a very generous $25.00 gift voucher for the lucky winner!!

So why not come and play along too.....hope to see you there!

Right I'm off now to have a lovely cooked brekkie - told you it was a long lay-in  ;o)
Have a fab day everyone,
Lots of love,

Challenges I'm entering my card in:
Penny Black Saturday Challenge ~ Week 133 ~ New Beginnings (Engagement Card)
CES Challenges ~ Challenge #18 ~ All Creatures Great & Small

Card Ingredients:
Papers & Card ~ Core d'inations French Roast, MME Be Loved 'Beautiful Branches'
Stamps & Images ~ Penny Black 'Squeeze till I squeak' and LOTV Circle Sentiments
Dies & Punches ~ Nestabilities Lacey Circles and Lacey Squares, Cricut George and Basic Shapes cartridge
Embellishments ~ Organza Ribbon is from Hobbycraft, Heart Pins were a candy prize from the fabby Dawny P - thanks so much!!
Colour Mediums ~ Copic Markers
Other ~ Bow Maker, Cricut Create and Glamour Dust