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

Merci

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:

Cheryl
Louly
My paper World {Nicola, I hope I got your name right :)}
Marieke
Deb
Amanda
Leigh
Julie
Flo
Vanessa

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

Stars


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

Friday, 5 October 2007

We LOVE Tilda!!!!!!!!!!!!


Here's Tilda!!!! Everyone seems to love these stamps at the moment and that includes me!!!
They are sooooooo sweet!! This is another one of the stamped images that Mandy kindly sent to me, and I really enjoy colouring them :) The background paper is from Paper Salon, the sentiment {Elzybells} and I layered up 3 epoxy stickers {Kelly Paccini}, oh and I almost forgot 4 button brads {Making Memories}
So thats my card for today, im off to see what lovely cardmaking you all have been doing :)
Hugzzzzzzzzz xx

Thursday, 4 October 2007

This is my card for today, not for a challenge , just a me card !!! The beautiful rub ons are from American crafts, so is the lovely dotty paper and the ribbon . The little ribbon slider is from
All my memories. My goodness, a short list today {lol} I never put the ribbon through the slider as it didn't fit properly, so I decided just to glue it on and I think it still looks affective.
This card is being sent to a blogger pal, I wont say who, incase they are reading this post and I wanted it to be a surprise!!!
So thats all for today!!! Enjoy the rest of your day, and I cant believe tomorrow is friday already the weeks are flying in!!

Take care xxx

Wednesday, 3 October 2007

Arty girlz challenge # 3


This is my take on this weeks Arty girlz challenge, TAGS is the theme, either cards or little tag books anything as long as its to do with tags. These are tag shaped cards from Woodware, I have had for ages and when I seen what the challenge was I remembered that I had some!! I made the little tree from felt, hand stitched and added swarovski crystals {bling,bling!!} The red card is from bazzil, the doodled frame{ Doodlebug frame stamp} beautiful green button from Adrienne Looman and spotty brad from my stash and the ribbon from Starlight studio. So I shall head over to the Arty girlz to let them know I have my entry :)

Enjoy your day!!!! xxxx

Tuesday, 2 October 2007

Hi all, I have no card tonight, and i didn't want to rush one for the sake of posting up a card, so when i finished this post i will start my card for tomorrow.
Everything went really really well for my wedding dress fitting yesterday, I didn't want to take it off, its so gorgeous!!!!!! My next fitting is mid November :) . Its nine weeks today until my BIG DAY!!! and I am so excited!!!!!
Craig and I were at the hotel this evening sorting out our menu and seating arrangments, so thats another bit done.
I will post up a picture of my tiarra for you all to see someday this week and maybe my ear rings too {I bought them yesterday}
So thats all my news for today. I will go for a browse before i get stuck into a card.

Hugzzzzzzzzzzz xxx

Monday, 1 October 2007

DCM " in the frame" challenge


Well, im an early bird this morning with my post {lol} im going to town for my wedding dress fitting {huge smile} and im so so excited, also hoping to get wedding shoes too, so i'll let you know tomorrow how it all went.
This is my take on DCM "in the frame" card challenge, which I thoroughly enjoyed making.
I hinged my card attaching 2 brads, background paper is from crate, then the strip layered on top is from cosmo cricket {isn't it yummy paper} I didn't want to cut it, you know what us crafters are like {lol} I ordered more last night!!! The frame is made by punching a medium frame into the card, then positioning my super punch over that to create a frame. The star is by Heidi Swapp, which I covered with paper and sanded with nail file, I have sanded round all the paper too. "Celebrate" sentiment is a rub on by Melissa Frances and then 2 red border rub ons from American Crafts. The button is stash, and did you notice my little tab?? thats my new punch from Mcgill {phew!!! I think i covered everything}
Hope you enjoy your day!!
Happy crafting xxx