Sunday, 30 December 2007

"The Waldorf"

We were very blessed to be able to stay at The waldorf Astoria, on our honeymoon. It is an amazing hotel, breathtaking!!!!
Here are a few pictures to share with you.......

Zoom in this picture of the clock, to see its amazing details, its beautiful :)

The main stairs entrance, a stunning place to be, loved every single moment of being there :)

Friday, 28 December 2007

"Here comes the Bride and Groom"

Hi there, craig's friend was the photographer at our wedding {he is a professional , with his own studio, and does fantastic portraits!! and weddings} and has given us the cd rom to choose which photos we would like, so I slipped a couple in for you to see.
I am bursting to get card making now that I have time on my hands after the wedding , honeymoon and Christmas, so I hope my mojo will be there????

Kissy, kissy!!!!!!!! {lol}

This photo was taken at the hotel we had our wedding reception. I just couldn't resist getting a picture with the gorgeous santa claus!!! :)
My dress got a bit dirty on the train with the outside photos, so he will be able to erase out the dirt {thank goodness} for our album :)
Hugzzzzz & smiles xx

Monday, 24 December 2007

A very Merry christmas!!!!!!!!

I would just like to wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a peaceful new year.
I have made some wonderful friends through blogging and im looking forward to starting back card making and card challenges in the new year, and hopefully some scrapbooking as I will have loads of lovely photos to scrap.
So thank you all so so much for your support throughout the year, many blessings to you all,

Love Marlou xxx

Thursday, 20 December 2007

Some sneak peak wedding photos

I kindly got permission to use these from photographers site {he is a good friend of craig's}
So when we get the photos , I can show you more without the watermark across them.
You can let me know what you think :)
I wish you all a very merry Christmas and peaceful 2008, and I thank you so much for all your lovely comments throughout the year and support, I have made some wonderful friends through blogging.
Love Marlou xxx

Wednesday, 19 December 2007

A few honeymoon pictures to share.

Here I am, relaxing in our hotel, {The Waldorf} , what an amazing hotel!!!!!
This is me outside Tiffany's,

showing off my little purchase of a sterling silver bracelet.

Saks... another beautiful store, this was just a block an a half from our hotel. At night these snowflakes all flashed to Christmas music, just fabulous!!!!!

Bloomingdales!!!!! what an amazing store!!! so good, I went back a second time {lol}.
We had an amazing time, helicopter ride at night over Manhattan, went up to the top of Empire state building, though we couldn't get out on the viewing deck, as it was thick with ice.
Went on the horse and carriage round cenral park {very romantic} and as you all might of guessed loadsa shopping!!!! {lol}
I will catch up with more photos soon xxx

Friday, 7 December 2007

Hi there, this is a card I prepared before I got married, as I knew I would be so busy :)
Im still soooo excited!!!! and only a few days until we fly off to the BIG APPLE!!!!
Well as you know , this is Tilda, my friend bought loads of them and kindly let me stamp out loads of images :) The bench is a separate stamp, and I water coloured it using my tombow markers, then Tilda eating her icecream, coloured and cut out to stick on the bench, {wouldn't you think it was all one stamp?? very effective I thought}. The base card is made from bazzil and some MM paper scalloped and finished with polka dot ribbon and 2 flower epoxy stickers.
I might get another card made before I head off, but if I dont, I shall catch up when I get back.

Have a fab weekend!! xx

Wednesday, 5 December 2007

Hello from Mrs McAlees

Hi everyone!!!! yes I now am Mrs McAlees :) I just had to check in to let you all know what a fabulous wedding we had , it was the happiest!!!!! day of my life!!!!!
I smiled and smiled and laughed and it was just the happiest time ever!!!!!
Next tuesday we head off on honeymoon!!! to New York!!! we are sooooo excited about that and we are having a helicopter ride over Manhattan, the second night we will be there {cool or what!!!!}
Thank you for all the lovely comments and well wishes sent , you are all lovely blogger pals.
I have a card I pre-prepared last week so I will post it up tom or friday.
So keep checking in, im away for a small blog hop, I may not get round everyone, cause im exhausted, but you all know I will sometime this week.

love Marlou xxx

Saturday, 1 December 2007

DCM "Tweet Tweet""

Hi there, this is my entry for the DCM birdie challenge. The paper is from scenic Route, and I love their paper, so it gave me the perfect excuse to use this beautiful paper!!!! :) The "SMILE" sentiment is a rub on from Autumn leaves , the ric rac is brown {although its coming out black in pic} and is from blog candy I won from Annie!!!! thanks again Annie!!!!
The flowers are from stash and all the brads are from Bo Bunny, and heart pin from fancy pants.
The quality of this photo, is not great, I dont know what im doing wrong!!!!
Im off to get myself ready as I am collecting my wedding dress today :) {I am so so excited, that im shaking :) }
Have a fab day!!!!
love Marlou xxx

Friday, 30 November 2007

Caardvarks "Rub ons" challenge

I made this for the Caardvarks, "Rub ons" challenge, and you all know how much I love rub ons, so this was a great challenge for me!!!
The base card is made from bazzil, the three patterned papers layered up and inked round edges are from Making Memories [Lauren collection} and all the black rub ons are from American Crafts. I added a corner copper coloured brad and a photo turn with Making Memories button brad to finish. Im off over to enter my card!!
Have a fab weekend!!!! XX
I am really busy this weekend :) with wedding Preparations :) :) {SMILES}

Thursday, 29 November 2007

DCM "hanging up your stockings"

This is my take on the DCM "hanging up your stockings". I made the little stockings from felt and hand stitched them, added gingham ribbon to hang them up, and if you zoom picture in there are 2 little rudolph reindeer buttons on stockings, but it never came out properly in the photo. The paper is from American Crafts and ribbon from stash and buttons from Adrienne Looman :) Ooops almost forgot, I machine stitched round the card too {lol}
Take care xxx

My Tiarra!!!!

Well, here is my TIARRA!!!!! as promised weeks ago to show you all, but never got round to it until now. It was bought to me from Craig {my fiancee} as my wedding gift :) . My photo skills are not the greatest, so in real life it is really stunning. Its all swarovski crystals, and when I went for my practice hair do last thursday, I tell you I really felt like a princess wearing it :)
I also got my shoes last night, they are beautiful too, little ballerina style pumps from Rainbowclub.
My blog candy arrived this morning and I have eaten 3 of the yummy chocolates, so thats my limit I will have to share them out with Craig {lol} . I must pop over to thank Annie.

Have a FAB day!!!!! xx

Tuesday, 27 November 2007

Papertake weekly challenge

Hi there, this is my entry for this weeks Papertake challenge, to make a card using 3 things the same, so I went for punched out snowflakes, and embossed them with my cuttlebug. The paper is from Pinkpetticoat and also the sentiment. I machine stitched round the edges and layered 3 small punched snowflakes on top of the large ones , finishing the card with BLING!!!!!!! :)
Im off now for another dress fitting as it needed taken in last week, and 1 week today to my BIG DAY!!!!!! {huge smiles from me!!!}
Check out your blogs later, have a great day xxx

Monday, 26 November 2007

Answer to card title.........

is, Madonna, material girl!!! nobody guessed it , but Louly!! did pick what I origanally was going to name it, "Diamonds are a girls best friend"....... So Louly email your address, and I will pop this in the post to you xx


Hi there, I am just after finding out that I won blog candy!!!!!! its my first time winning candy, so im over the moon. I won it from Annie from Ink'n'Rubba, pop over and see her beautiful cards!!! oh im so so excited!!!!!!
Hopefully have a card later, so see ya all then

hugzzz xxx

Saturday, 24 November 2007

DCM "a song without words"

Well this card is for the DCM card challenge "a song without words" There was only one song I could think of to put to this design!!
The beautiful dress image is from Pinkpetticoat, coloured with tombow pens and a touch of Denami lilac glitter, adding bling to the shoes. The base card is made from bazzil cardstock and the white design is actually flocked vellum, its beautiful and I cannot remember where I bought it. The ribbon is black and white though it looks pink in the picture and a pearlized brad to finish from papermania.
Well can you guess??? leave me answer in comment, whoever hits the jackpot can have the card :)

Happy saturday xx

Thursday, 22 November 2007

CPS weekly challenge

Two posts in one day!!!!!! this is for the weekly challenge over at CPS. Do you like my Elvis stamp???? isn't it gorgeous!!!! I do have it about 6 or 7 months, finally got round to using it, I do have another idea for a card using this stamp, but that will keep for a while :)
The card base is bazzil , the circles and spots is paper from American crafts and so is the stars , so I cut them out and inked round them adding my favourite buttons {Adrienne Looman}.
Im off for a blog hop!!!!!
Have a great day!! xx

Arty Girlz weekly challenge

This is a tiny card I made last night for the Arty Girlz weekly challenge, where you must add fibre or ribbons or both to your card. The handbag image and leopard print paper are from Pinkpetticoat and the sentiment is from Elzybells rubber stamps, a bit of bling and sheer ribbon to finish. Oh and almost forgot the glitter I use is from Denami Designs.
A quick post today, im off out later for to see hairdresser about what style im wearing my hair for my wedding :) {im so so excited, less than 2 weeks!!!!!:) }

Hugzzzz xxx

Tuesday, 20 November 2007

Winter Woollies

Hi there, this is a card I made over the weekend :) Paper is from Denami Designs and I added a little bit of bling here and there. Hand made hat and scarf by myself from felt and some ribbon with a fancy pants star pin {I love these pins!! would you know?? lol}
I would have loved to have stitched round the edges, as I personally think it would have finished this card off, but as I am out of white and cream thread, I couldn't :( must try and remember to stick some on my shopping list.
Got my hair coloured today for my Wedding, I like the colour better once it has time to settle down a bit. Two weeks to go, and im so excited I can hardly sleep :)
So I hope you all had a lovely day and an even better one tomorrow

love Marlou xx

Sunday, 18 November 2007


Hi there, I made this card friday, but didn't have computer on all weekend, til now {my goodness!! lol} Made the base card from bazzil cardstock, then matted more bazzil on top with a lighter pink. The heart square is cut from a sheet of Junkitz paper, {love lines} bought a while back and the matching stripey spotty paper from same range. To finish it off I added Making Memories clip, Heidi Swapp red chipboard heart, with a Fancy Pants pin in behind it and of course some bling :) and a soft love elsie {lola} charm} sayin LOVE!!! :)
My dress fitting went really really well, in fact I need some taken in a bit as I have lost a small bit of weight {yaaaaaay!!} So one more fitting the Tuesday before my wedding :)
Thanks for all your lovely comments, hope you all had a great weekend.
Love Marlou xxx

Friday, 16 November 2007

Well here's another Marieke style card using her beautiful papers!!!! Underneath the diecut flower is a felt flower cut with my cuttlebug and a Fancy pants star pin.
The happy birthday sentiment is doodlebug rub ons, and ribbon was free with a card making magazine. Oops almost forgot, an Adrienne Looman button is on the flower a nice bright orange one!!!!!
This is a quick post today as im off for another dress fitting :)
Enjoy your weekend and have fun crafting :)
Hugzzz xxx

Thursday, 15 November 2007

CPS weekly challenge

Hi, this is my take on the CPS weekly card challenge. I bought this cute Penny black stamp last week, just couldn't resist it {lol}, the patterned card is from Memorybox, jumbo brad from Poppicrafts, flourish stamp from Hero arts and ribbon from stash.
Craig and I went to organize our flowers for wedding last night, craig's aunt is a florist so that worked out well for us. Im so so excited , less than 3 weeks to go now, I was up early this morning, {not like me, lol} just so excited.
Im off to admire all your lovely work now, enjoy your day!!!!
love Marlou xx

Tuesday, 13 November 2007

Happily ever after :) Hearts Challenge, Arty Girlz weekly challenge!!!

Well this my card for today, I have decided to enter to the Arty Girlz weekly challenge!! I made it before I checked out their blog, and couldn't believe it when I seen the theme was hearts . Three weeks today to my BIG DAY and thought I would make a wedding card. The paper is from Pinkpetticoat {love their papers!!} the 2 hearts are from Melissa Frances, name plate by Heidi Grace, sentiment {Pinkpetticoat}, 2x button brads {MM} , heart pink pin by fancy Pants and ribbon and bling from stash!!!
Im off for my hop now to visit you all, thanks for lovely comments :)

Hugzzz xx

Monday, 12 November 2007

4x4 Friday challenge {Faces}

Im late tonight with my post, didn't even feel like making a card until an hour ago {lol}.
Anyhow over at the Friday 4x4 challenge was to use a face on your card, which gave me an excellent opportunity to use this lovely Marilyn Monroe stamp that I must have nearly a year {lol} So.... background papers from Pinkpetticoat, and a bit of simple matting and layering and a bit of bling as Marilyn Monroe loved her bling, she was a great person!! :)
Hope you all enjoyed the weekend :) xx

Friday, 9 November 2007

DCM midweek challenge

This is for the DCM midweek challenge, I know its the end of the week, but as you all know im so busy with preparations for my Wedding :) The theme was to make a card using a snowman and snowflakes. My snowman is handmade out of felt, I stitched this liitle face, made him a little cute scarf and of course he had to have a bit of bling on his tummy {lol}

I used my new embossing folder {cuttlebug} for the background with pearlised cardstock, and punched out 2 giant snowflakes then embossed them adding blue snowflakes from Jolees boutique and ribbon from stash!! :)

Im off to the dentist this afternoon to get 2 fillings {lovely...not!!}

So I will try and catch up with as many of you as I can, thanks for all the lovely get well wishes and comments, you are all gems :)

Huge Hugzzzz xxx

Wednesday, 7 November 2007

Another Marieke style card :)

Hi there, made another Marieke style card using her beautiful papers and die cuts she has kindly given us to download, I just love them!!!! I cut the frame out with sizzix die through my cuttlebug machine, and the little house and cloud are actually stuck on with 3d mini sticky pads, but my photo skills doesn't show this up {lol} and to finish it off I added 2 Adrienne Looman buttons to centres of flowers.
Where has this week gone???? tomorrow is Thurday!! can you believe it!!
Hope you all have a great day tom!!

Love Marlou xxx

Monday, 5 November 2007

A little bit of Lola.... {Arty girlz challenge..BLING}

Hi there, sorry haven't posted in a few days, still a bit poorly, I may need another course of antibiotics, though I wont know until Weds/Thurs :( I really hope I dont cause these antibiotics leave me feeling weak. Anyhow enough about me {lol} huge thanks for all your lovely get well messages, you are all so very very kind :)
I made this card using Lola images from Pink Petticoat {isn't the leopard print paper amazing}
im a huge leopard print fan, even my slippers are leopard print {lol} I added some colour with my tombow markers, and some Denami Designs glitter {best glitter ever!!!!} and spotty sheer ribbon and good ole bling!!!!
Im off to blog hop before Doc Martin comes on TV {last episode in series tonight, so if your a fan dont miss it :) }
P.S Decided to enter this to this weeks Arty girlz challenge!!! :)
Hugzzzzzz from Me xxx

Thursday, 1 November 2007

Thank you Marieke!!!!

Hi there, this card is made using free die cuts and paper from the very very talented Marieke.
I was delighted to be able to use her deigns as I admire her work so so much, and Marieke if you are reading this post, a huge thank you to you!!!!!!
The home sweet home sentiment is my new Jack and Abby stamps from the love elsie range.
What a short post today!! Im feeling very very tired still as im still on my antibiotics, so im off to rest for a while and will check in on all your beautiful work later.
Love from Me xxx

Tuesday, 30 October 2007

Winter warmers, Papertake Weekly Challenge

This is my first time taking part in the papertake weekly challenges and I really enjoyed this theme :) I made the mittens from felt adding pearl heart embellishments. The frame is from Crate Samantha collection & I inked round the edges. The stripey paper is from Pink Petticoat, 2 x large snowflakes by Jolees boutique and I have added two corner white rub ons from American Crafts adding a touch of bling to finish.

Hope you are having a pleasant day xxx
Happy crafting :)

Monday, 29 October 2007

Tagged by Andrea, Deb, Dawn and Mandy!!!!!

Hi there, I have been tagged by four lovely blogger pals :) Andrea , Deb, Dawn and Mandy :)

1} If you could have £100 worth of scrapbook paper or assorted embellishments, which would you choose?
Well that goes without saying, SCRAPBOOK PAPER!!!! love paper!!!!

2}If you had to choose between using only stamps or rub ons, which would you choose?
I know I use a lot of rub ons, but stamps would win time and time :)

3}If you knew how to do both awsome cards and layouts, but could only do one for a year, which would it be?
Initially this blog started out as scrapping, but ended up back doing what I love best!! definitely cards :)

4} Would you rather own a Scrapbooking store or have your own scrapping room at home??
Definitely my scrapping room at home, a stress free place to be, running a shop would mean you would have to go in and work everyday with all the outside stress and pressure that goes with owning a business.

5} Last but not least, what is your current cardmaking/scrapping style??
Im into quite colourful cards and as you have noticed, love to make a lot of my own felt embellishments :)

Thank you ladies for this tag xxxx

Now I choose, Leigh, Louly, Nicola, debs, Becky {so hard to pick blogging pals :}

Sunday, 28 October 2007


Well as you can all see I managed to make a card!!!! {yippeeeee}. I made this believe it or not while I was snuggled up on my sofa with my favourite blanket, and every two seconds I was asking poor Craig to pass me this? get me that? he is a wee honey :)
So I did my fave shape card, hinging it adding a border rub on {American Crafts} and 2 Queen & Co brads {dont look too close the border is not straight!!!} The lovely background paper is from Cosmo Cricket and I love it!! I then addded 3 x swirly corner rub ons {American Crafts} with a little bling on each one {hard to see unless you zoom in the photo} The Merci sentiment is a rub on {Making Memories} and I made the oval frame using my large scallop punch and medium size plain oval punch, sanding the edges with a nail file, then adding Kelly Paccini flower epoxy stickers and bling for the centre.
Im doing better than I was though I am still very weak, my legs are like jelly.
Thank you all so much for well wishes, much appreciated!!! I couldn't sleep last night and would you believe I joined a forum about half one or two in the morning {lol} its TJC designs forum, we do out of the blue things like that us crafters, anyhow, I have babbled on enough, I shall go visit my blogging pals now :)

hugzzzzzz xxx

Saturday, 27 October 2007

Im not well :(

Hi everyone, what a day and night I had yesterday. I woke at 5.00am with terrible tummy ache and vomiting up bile {water} I also couldn't move I was stuck in bed, it was such a frightening experience. So by the evening time we had to phone the Bell doc, then they wouldn't come out, made me go to A&E {what a health service, not good} Any how I had to go in my dressing gown and slippers, with Craig & my mum helping me to walk. I was at the hospial 5 and half hours, though I do have to say the staff where amazing and looked after me very well. I had blood tests , put on a drip, chest x-ray, you name it they throughly checked me out.
So it turns out I have a very serious urine infection which went into my system, making me so ill and covered in those crippling pains. Im on a high dose of antibiotics and I feel so so weak, but at least got it sorted. So I just wanted to let you know why I haven't popped over to leave you comments, as you all know I love to visit your blogs :)
So im sure I will have a card in a few days hopefully if not sooner :)

Take care!!! xxx

Thursday, 25 October 2007

DCM midweek challenge sketch

Hi there, haven't posted in a couple of days as most of you are aware I am very busy with my wedding preparations {huge smile from me :) } . So I sat down this afternoon to make this card.
Background paper from the Love Elsie range, I cut out felt squares and hand-stitched them adding felt flowers cut from my cuttlebug machine. I added 5 of my Adrienne Looman buttons and 4 white ones from my craft stash. Im off over to post it on DCM blog.
Have a fabulous Friday!!!!
Hugzzzz xx

Monday, 22 October 2007

Caardvarks "diecut" challenge & Arty Girlz challenge!!!!

Hi there, this is my entry for the challenge over at Caardvarks, to use a diecut on your card.
Well my diecut is the frame, {a sizzix frame} cut through my cuttlebug machine, I then punched tiny holes all around the scallops, adding 2 Adrienne Looman buttons. The spotty circle paper is the paper i used for yesterdays card {Li'l Davis} and the Love sentiment is a Heidi Swapp stamp. I also hinged my card adding 2 decorative bradlets and the rub on border is from American Crafts and not forgetting my Heidi Swapp chipboard heart, and there you have it :)
Im off over now to leave my entry in.
Have a fab Tuesday!!! xxx
P.S I have decided to enter this card also to the Arty Girlz challenge too, as it is for circles and spots, and this fits the challenge excellent!!!

Sunday, 21 October 2007

DCM circle of friends

Well I got it uploaded after about an hour of trying, dont know what was wrong!!
Anyway this is my entry for the DCM circle of friends and its their anniversary, so HAPPY ANNIVERSARY TO DCM!!! I love to take part in your challenges :)
Ok now for what I used, the paper is from Li'l Davis {the circles & dots} then the heart strip was cut from another sheet of Li'l Davis paper and 3 round red eyelets added and zig zag stitching.
A Heidi Swapp photo corner added, some spotty ribbon with Heidi Grace heart pin. The sentiment is a rub on by Making Memories, and the layered felt is, white one cut from cuttlebug, blue one from American Crafts and red one hand cut by myself and believe me, its a much brighter red in real life, the brad in centre of flower is from Bo Bunny!!! {phew!!!}
Im off to my bed now , im exhausted!!

Hugzzzz xx
Hi , I cant upload my card!!!! and its so very annoying, is anyone else having this problem????

Thursday, 18 October 2007

Arty girlz challenge # 5 & Di Hickman sketch

Here is my combined effort {whooooohoooooo} first time I have actually combined two challenges!!! :) The sketch challenge is from this weeks Di Hickman and I decided to add stitching so it could also be entered into Arty Girlz challenge. Im so delighted to get my sewing machine back, it was away being repaired, and I really missed it {£40 to mend, worth every penny} Ok now for the stash used to make this card.... I embossed with cuttlebug green cardstock from Memorybox, inking the edges, the flower & stripey paper is double sided from Upsy Daisy, the beautiful rubber stamp is from Hero Arts {arrived yesterday, and I love it}, i then added 2 photo corner bradlets and bling and then to finish brown & white polka dot ribbon and a Fancy Pants heart pin through the ribbon {lovin these pins , got Heidi Grace ones too}
So thats todays card, off to tell the ladies I have my challenge completed.
Enjoy your Friday!!!! xx

Wednesday, 17 October 2007

My Wedding Invitations

Here it is.... the moment you all have been waiting for.... "My Wedding Invitations", and now I gotta know is it thumbs up??? Being a card maker, you dont know what people expect from you, as that was the first question after congratulating me of course!! {lol} "Are you making your own invites????" so I just hope nobody will be disappointed. I myself am pleased with them and didn't go over the top, as thats a golden rule with wedding invites, one embellishment too much could spoil the whole design. So I think, I have captured exactly what I wanted :)
My photography skills, are definitely not up for any nominations {lol}
So thats todays post, and I know I promised you all a picture of my tiarra and earrings, I haven't forgotton, just been so busy, but you definitely will get a peak :)
Hugzzzzz and smiles xx

You make me smile award

Hi there, I have no cards last couple of days, up to my eyes in wedding invites :) I will post one hopefully tomorrow!!!
In the meantime I have been awarded this "you make me smile award" by Andrea, thank you so much Andrea!!!! {you make me smile too :)} so I now have to nominate 10 blogger pals, which is pretty hard to do, so in no particular order, I nominate:

My paper World {Nicola, I hope I got your name right :)}

I really could keep going with the list, but gotta stop at ten!!!! you all make me smile , all my blogger pals!!

Hugzz and smiles to ya all xxx

Sunday, 14 October 2007

Gingerbread man

Hi there, another one of my felt embellishments, I just love this little guy :) the paper is all from Memory Box and I have added ric rac and an Adrienne Looman button to finish. This card is much brighter in real life, I took the photo last night and I just couldn't get the lighting !!
even my last post , that card is much more colourful too in real life, anyhow hope it looks ok to you all. Im off now to have a blog hop and then get ready for church. Hope you are all enjoying the weekend :)
Happy crafting xxx

Friday, 12 October 2007

This is my card for today!!! The lovely paper is from SEI {double sided} I used the blue side for the background & patterned for main feature. I cut the paper in half, then scalloped edges inking them with jumbo java {versamagic} One of my little handmade embellishments from felt adding a Adrienne Looman button and a Heidi Grace heart pin {so cute, I received them yesterday} a piece of ric rac for the stem of the flower. Then a Making Memories "thanks" sentiment {rub on} and finishing with bling!!!!!
I wasn't well yesterday, so thats why no post :( not too bad today :)

Have a fab weekend xx

Wednesday, 10 October 2007

CPS card challenge

Hi, this is my take on this weeks CPS challenge :) I used Making Memories papers {lauren}
American Crafts rub on for the image, Making Memories button brads, Kelly Paccini epoxy stickers x 3 layered up and a K & Co metal sticker, which reads.... with love.. I inked the edges of the paper with versamagic {jumbo java} and there you have it!!!!
Hope you all enjoyed your day :)

See ya all tom!!! xx

Tuesday, 9 October 2007

DCM card challenge

This is my take on DCM card challenge, to make a card using a Christmas word as your main feature. I covered my chipboard letters using Pink Petticoat papers and some bling bling!!!
I used my new cuttlebug embossing folder for the background {using pearlised card} I then cut away small piece of the card, and used a rub on and to finish off some spotty sheer ribbon :)
So thats me for today, off over to DCM to post my address.
Enjoy your day!!! XX

Monday, 8 October 2007


Hi!!!!! this is my card for today :) The papers are from American Crafts {I love their papers}
I inked round the edges of the background paper, also I inked round all the polka dot stars which were cut out from American crafts paper, added Adrienne Looman buttons, and 2 tiny chipboard stars. The large star is from Heidi Swapp, covered and sanded and inked with a button to dress it up. The stamps are from inque boutique {fab stamps at great prices} and to finish I added a corner turn with a brad.
Im off now to see what challenges there are and to see what you have all been making :)
Enjoy your Monday!!!!!
Hugzzzzzzzz xx

Sunday, 7 October 2007

And the Winner is?????????

Ok , everyone, just a big thank you to all who entered and to those of you who visit me every day. I Drew my winner the old fashioned way {LOL, yes, I sat and wrote everyones name on a little piece of paper, cut them all up, into a bag, shook really really well and the winner is..................... CLICK HERE

oops, forgot to say, could the winner please email me their address, so I can send the candy!!!

Blog Candy winnner drawn tonight after 9.00pm

Hi there, just a quick post to remind you all that blog candy will be drawn later this evening, so if you haven't put your name in you still have a chance , there are actually 2 more items I forgot to photograph, there is an Amuse rubber stamp and scrapbook nails {something like brads}.

See ya all later ........ xx

Saturday, 6 October 2007

Tagged by Chris and Andrea!!!!

Here are 7 facts about me {lol} give you a laugh or bore you, it will do one or the other :)

1} I found out there was no santa claus when I was 9, and I was devastated

2} Same day I found fact one out, I was told the easter bunny and tooth fairy never exsisted either {dont you hate it !!!!! why do our parents tell us all this stuff, then go out of their way to actually make you believe it, then take all your joy away in one day LOL!!}

3} I was terrified of dogs up until I was 21, now I just adore dogs and hope to get one of my own next year {huge smile}

4} I can craft better at night time, I seem to become more creative then.

5} This is the third time this weekend I have been tagged {lol} so im taking it as a compliment.

6} I love make up and have done from I was 3 or 4 years old.

7} I have a real phobia of germs and am always washing my hands.

ok....... now you all know whats coming now, I must tag 7 others!!!!!!

Deb, Mandy, Tigger, Flo, Sharon, Dana, Malieta

Im off now to let them know!!!!

Beate's weekend sketch

I joined in this weekends sketch at Beate's. The stamp is from Penny Black, the papers all from Doodlebug, one of my huge jumbo brads!!!! love them!!! {LOL} you can buy them from Poppicrafts on ebay. The rest of the things I used are just from my stash drawer.
The photo is only medium sized tonight, as I wasn't happy with the quality of the picture I took.
I hope everyone enjoyed world card making day, you have no idea how many cards went in the bin today, I just couldn't find my mojo!!!!!!

See ya all tom!!! xoxo