Thursday, 31 January 2008

I got another "Award" :)

Hi all, sorry no card yesterday or today {might have one later :}. I just received this lovely award from Han from Han's crafty creations. Han is a great blogger and makes beautiful cards, if you haven't visited her blog yet, pay her a visit, she is really talented.
Im passing this on to:
All blogger pals with names starting with initial "L" as its hard to go round everyone thought this was a good idea!!
Hopefully back later :) xx

Tuesday, 29 January 2008

Papertake weekly challenge

Well I managed to take part in this weeks papertake weekly challenge, theme being HEARTS!!!
Its hard to get to do all of the challenges, so I try and spread them out a bit to support as many as I can.
Paper is a freebie!!!! {I have downloaded quite a few this weekend , so if you really need to know ask and I shall look it up} The jounalling paper {another freebie, lol} and journal card {freebie :) }
HUGS sentiment {not free!! im afraid, lol} these are from Heidi Swapp :) I lightly sanded edges using nail file. LOVE & KISSES sentiment are rub ons from papermania {first time I used their rub ons, and they get a thumbs up from me } Little heart paperclip {making memories} and I hinged the card using 2 brads {papermania}
Im out of breathe {lol}
Hugzzz xx


I was awarded this "you cheer me up" award by Chris and Terrie, and carol thank you ladies, so I would like to pass it on to the following:

Nicola {My paper world}

Han {Han's crafty creations}

Annie {ink 'n' rubba}

Andrea {Andrea's world}

Dawn {scrapnmo}




Laurie {Stamping for God's glory}

Debbie {Studio BEE creations}

I had to stop at ten, because I could be here all day {lol} so many of you cheer me up :)
P,s just found out that Claudia has awarded me too, thanks Claudia :)

x x x

Monday, 28 January 2008

Tilda & Co weekly challenge

This is my entry for this weeks Tilda & Co challenge :) the theme is babies, so it gave me a chance to use my Tilda baby stamp that I got from my friend at Christmas :)
The paper {Memorybox} though not sure who the spotted one is by, which I scalloped.
Baby ribbon from stash and baby letters are Heidi swapp {chipboard}. I machine stitched round the card and finished adding two brads from papermania.
Hope your day is going well :)
x x x

Sunday, 27 January 2008

Nicola's sketch {My paper world}

Hi there, this is for Nicola's {My paper word}, sketch. Papers {Memorybox}, strawberry, {download embellishment from perfectly imperfect} and I glittered round edges to give it a bit of bling!!!!! I machine stitched round the outside of card and across middle, adding rub on {American crafts} ribbon and hand made bow from stash and button {Adrienne Looman}. I finished it adding 4 eyelets to four corners.
Hope you had a pleasant day xx

Saturday, 26 January 2008


My card for today is "love" to fit my valentine blog candy challenge {I have another stamp to put in :)} The dotty paper {K&Co}, the chipboard hearts {American crafts} , LOVE sentiment, {love elsie}, rub ons {American Crafts}, brads and button {stash} and journalling scalloped card, downloaded from perfectly imperfect, and journalling note paper {a download , but i cant remember where from, oops!! sorry!! } I used Heidi Swapp ribbon and made it into a little tab & attached it to LOVE sticker.
Thank you to all who have entered so far :) I haven't bought the chocolates for the candy yet, because I know Me, I will eat them and then have to go buy more {lol}

Happy saturday xx

Friday, 25 January 2008

Sweet cupcake

Im sure you all have been wondering, "where are Marlou's felt embellishments?" , well they are back!!!!!!! {LOL} , Deb {craftycardihiggins} had said how much she missed seeing them, so I thought I would get-a-stitchin-for-y'all :)
Made a cupcake , and machine stitched bottom part and hand stitched hearts. The sentiment are love elsie fonts, and scalloped pink {put your shades on for this pink!!! LOL} is part die cut from my sizzix frame die and I then punched holes with my japanese screw punch. The paper is Marieke Vermeulen free downloads!!!! :) and some Denami glitter to glam it up a bit.

Have a great weekend xx

Thursday, 24 January 2008

Di Hickman Card Challenge

I decided to join in on Di Hickman's sketch this week. I used freebie downloaded paper from Perfectly imperfect. This girl is very talented, and has some gorgeous papers!!!!!
I glittered round the strawberries with Denami glitter, and sentiment is by Doodlebug {rub ons}
ribbon buckle {Li'l davis} and ribbon from stash :) This card is really much nicer in real life, im going to have to learn how to use Craig's camera {lol}

Hugzzz xx

Wednesday, 23 January 2008

Another card using Nicola's sketch

My card for today is using Nicola's sketch {My paper world} , I really love this sketch, its quick easy and yet effective :)
The 2 circles are patterned chipboard {20pence a packet, from papermill} I added a little flower rub on and a paisley brad {aren't these brads gorgeous, bought them yesterday, they are by papermania} I bought a new cuttlebug embosser too yesterday {lol} and embossed stripey card, from k&Co {had it years!!!!} sentiment, {a freebie rub on} and bling {hero arts}

Hope you all are havin a great day!!! xx


oooh I am late tonight getting my blog published!!!! {lol} I have been out all day and all day yesterday too !!!
My card for today is made using Marieke Vermeulen's free downloads , aren't they just fabulous!!!!! this girl is so so talented, I just love her work :)
The "Smile" sentiments are rub ons {American crafts} the ribbon is a freebie {cant remember} I found a little gingham pink button in my stash and it matches perfectly to the gingham tag, which is attached with making memories button brads. Finishing with a Heidi grace pin and "bling" {on the apple} Oh and the green scalloped felt circle is cut from my cuttlebug machine :)

Night all :) xx

Sunday, 20 January 2008

"Scrummy Stash cafe chipboard challenge"

Hi there , in between being on/off line I am managing to get some work done {lol}
This is for the challenge at Scrummy stash cafe blog chipboard challenge, were you must use 3 items of chipboard. Well im using up my chipboard really well these last couple of weeks , instead of stashing everything away and not using it up :)
Papers are from memorybox, chipboard crown, photo corner and bling all from Heidi Swapp!!
Velvet ric rac from stash.
I shall pop over and leave my details for my challenge :)

Smiles :) :) :) x

Valentine candy challenge

I have put together a little candy for a challenge :) If you fancy joining in , just link your blog address in comment section so I can visit your card.

The challenge is simply to make a valentine card :) and to make it a bit more interesting, I ask for 3 things to be included on your card:

1} It must have red or pink embellishment

2} ribbon

3} the word "love"

The candy includes

1x heart shaped blank chipboard album

1x swirly stencil

1x wedding brass stencil

5x wooden hearts {you can paint or decorate}

2x small reels of ribbon

1x heart shape bag with selection of heart embellishments {brads etc...}

2 x pink felt hearts

and also there will be candy {as in heart shaped sweets or chocolate}

Ps also studio g stamps {wedding}

looking forward to seeing your creation :)

Winner will be chosen Wednesday 7th Feb.

See ya later xxx

Internet connection problems

Hi there , a very quick post before this connection goes off line "AGAIN" .
Im having a few problems with my internet connection, so in between it going on/off im trying
to read emails and visit blogging pals, so I really hope it will be working properly soon!!!

Hugzzz xx

Friday, 18 January 2008

Thank you

I made a "thank you" card today :) I bought this cuttlebug folder before Christmas and this is the first time I have used it {lol}, so I grabbed some pearlized left overs and red card too scalloping the edges. Im trying to go through some left overs and team it up with new embellishments {trying to be sensible. lol} The pinwheel chipboard piece is from American crafts and I layered a Love Elsie soft charm on top to bring a bit of colour into it. I then added ribbon {velvet} and a chipboard photo corner {American crafts} with bling to finish!!

Have a great weekend xx

Thursday, 17 January 2008

Claudia's blog challenge candy :)

Over at Claudia's blog, she is having a card challenge for a chance to win some candy!!! {we love candy!!!} The challenge is to make a card for friendship/friend, so this is my entry.
I used green bazzil, red scalloped bazzil {punching tiny holes in it} added a green plain brad {bottom right corner} and then jazzed it up adding white rub on {great idea for jazzing up plain brads} then another rub on outside the brad. The main flower picture is {again another rub on} and the decorative corner {??????rub on , lol} some love elsie journal paper scalloped and a love elsie soft charm embellishment {top right hand corner} and the friend sentiment {quite small, zoom in to see it} is a metal embellishment from basic grey. Then to finish I made a little ribbon tab. {phew, im out of breathe!!!!lol}

Have a great day!!!! xx

Wednesday, 16 January 2008

"From my friend"

Hi there, I thought I would share with you today a beautiful card I received "from my friend" for Christmas :) And yes she too now has gone Tilda crazy!!!! {lol} Im all the time saying to her "you must get a blog", so hopefully she will some day, she makes really beautiful cards, mini books and does fabulous scrapbooking too :)
I love this Tilda stamp, in fact I must get her to stamp me a few images, as I think she's so cute with her little sledge.
Hope to have a card tomorrow, as I have been out all day and im sooooo tired this evening, so off for my usual hopping round my blogging pals.

hugzzzzz xxx

Tuesday, 15 January 2008

New Baby

Hi there, a cute baby card is my card for today. I just love this baby stamp {rubber stampede}
I coloured it using tombow pens , blending the colours with water colour brush pen. The papers are from paper salon, which i have had ages and decided to start using them {lol}.
I then added beautiful baby ribbon, {bought last week on shopping trip} and adding to finish a baby chipboard sentiment and sweet sentiment {all from stash} and a couple of making memorie brads :)

Have a great day!!! xx

Monday, 14 January 2008

little princess

Hi there, made another card using my lovely chipboard pieces that I bought last week, as you can probably tell I am loving these {lol}. The pink flowery paper is from Memorybox and the ric rac is velvet, you should feel it , its so soft!! I added 2 pink scroll rub ons {american crafts} with a bit of bling and secured the chipboard frame with making memories brads.
Hope your all having a pleasant monday xx

Sunday, 13 January 2008

"Nicola's" card sketch challenge

Nicola from My Paper World is having her second sketch challenge, so I decided to play along.
I made this card for my husband :) {aaaaah} I know I am a romantic, and I love hearts and romantic films, and cute teddy bears, {what am I like, lol} Anyhow, back to the challenge :)
The paper is from My minds eye, the background is the co-ordinating paper of the crown paper I have been using this week and im trying to use up paper instead of keep cutting into new 12x12 everytime for a card {sensible??? do ya think???} I inked all the edges of all the papers and added some more of my £1 chipboard embellishments {im having great fun with these}
and a rub on {freebie} sentiment.
I will now pop over to let Nicola know about my card, I am a buzy bee today {lol}
Take care xx

Saturday, 12 January 2008

For a friend :)

Hi there, I made this card last night for a blogger friend who isn't keeping well at the moment, so im going to send this off in the post to her :)
The stripey paper is from Upsy daisy, the 3 colourful flowers down the right hand side of card are rub ons from American crafts, the thinking of you sentiment is a freebie!!!! {wooooohooooo}
then to finish I added ric rac a big orange bloom layered with tiny red bloom and a Bo Bunny brad!! Hope your havin a great day :)

Hugzzzz xx

Friday, 11 January 2008

"Theme Thursday"

I decided to make a card for yesterdays Theme thursday. Valentine is the theme, so I just had to join in the fun!!!! :)
I used the crown paper from My mind's eye again and added a chipboard frame, chipboard "true love" heart and chipboard "forever" {got on my crafty shopping spree} would you believe these were only one pound per packet!!!! {Yep, what a bargain!!!}
I hinged my favourite shaped card adding a rub on {American crafts} , punched 2 holes and tied a bow through adding a little Heidi Grace heart pin {you cant see it unless you zoom in}
I added to finish 2 more rub ons to top 2 corners of frame and a bit of bling!!!

Have a great weekend!!!! xx

Thursday, 10 January 2008

DCM "new to me" challenge

This is my entry for DCM midweek challenge, which you have to use something on your card that you got for Christmas. Well my friend bought me this cute stamp from elzybells {isn't he adorable} and I coloured him with tombow pens, and added Denami glitter. I used my snowflake cuttlebug embosser for the background, and tied some new ribbon from shoppping spree!! :)
The super cool sentiment and branch border {at top} are rub ons by American crafts {which I love!!} and I added jolee's boutique emellishment with a bit of bling to finish.
This card is much brighter in real life, my photos haven't been great last couple of days, I cant seem to capture great light with them :(

Enjoy your thursday!!!! xx

Wednesday, 9 January 2008

You make my day award!!

Evening all!!! look what I received , not once, not twice but three times, I feel so honoured and the 3 lovely people were, Leann, Deb and Katerina, thank you so very much ladies, it is really nice to know that people like you and your work, hugzzzz flying out to the 3 of you xxx
I now need to choose 10 blogging buddies who make my day and this is not an easy job as so many of you make me smile, so here goes:
I cant nominate those who nominated me, I guess this is part of the rules ,
I shall hop over and let these ladies know, that they must now nominate 10 people who make their day and pass it on and make someone else smile. :)
Keep smiling everyone!!!! xx

Michelle's blogcandy challenge

Hi there, over at the card grotto , Michelle is having a card challenge for some candy, so I decided to play along :)

Of course Tilda happened to want to play too, so I couldn't say no to her {lol}, and she got her little Heidi Swapp crown , this time with "bling" . The frame is a diecut chipboard frame bought on my crafty shopping spree and the "sweet" sentiment is from the same set, attached with a Making Memories button brad. The cloud patterned paper in the background is from Memorybox and the "thank you" rub ons {bought today aswell} are from American crafts and then to finish off 2 x blue brads to secure the card.
So im off over to enter my card :)

Happy Wednesday to you xx

Tuesday, 8 January 2008

Papertake weekly challenge

WOW!!! two cards in one day!!! {lol} This is my entry for the papertake weekly challenge, and the theme is thanks, thank you etc etc....
The beautiful background paper is from My Mind's eye, {I really love this paper} the "thanks" sentiment is Heidi Swapp chipboard letters and its layered on cuttlebug embossed card with polka dot sheer ribbon tied round it and a Heidi Grace pin through it. Two corner brads and 2 bits of bling completes this card :)
Have a great day tomorrow
im off craft shopping {yipeeeee} xxx

Monday, 7 January 2008

New "Tilda & Co challenge blog"

Well, great news for all the Tilda fans out there!!! a new challenge blog has started and this weeks theme is to use flowers on your card, it can be in the image or the paper or embellishments.
This is an image that Mandy sent to me :) I coloured her using tombow pens & stitched on the flower patterned paper {from Making Memories} I added a celebrate rub on as I thought it would be appropiate to celebrate the blogs first Tilda challenge.
Then to finish, I added 3 x flowers from my stash with a Bo Bunny brad to fasten them together and stickles glitter to her wings , some ribbon tabs an anchor and brad!!!!!
So im heading over now to enter my challenge.

Happy Monday!!! xx

Saturday, 5 January 2008

"More girly essentials"

Hi, these are 3 more of the lovely stamps from the Aleesa Baker clingables {impression obsession} , im really loving this set. The pink bow is an Aleesa Baker stamp I bought over a year ago {I know, can you believe it!!!} and I highlighted with my tombow pen once stamped.
Im sorry I never embossed it with the heat gun I think it would have had a nicer effect .
Anyhow, last night I was looking through my stash and found 3 more of these cards, I was over the moon as I thought they were all finished and I really love this shape card :)
To finish off the card I added 2 pearl brads and a bit of bling on the nailpolish :)
Happy Saturday xx

Friday, 4 January 2008

love my lippy

Im a girl who just loves my lipstick!!!! :) Bobbi Brown is my absolute favourite!!!!
I bought a set of Alesa Baker {Impression Obsession} clingable stamp set over in New York at The Ink Pad. There are 5 stamps in the set, a lipstick, mascara, nailpolish, blushbrush and powder puff, its really girly and I just love it. So my card is quite simple today, the card is just pink polka dot, front and back, the crown, bling and sweet tab ribbon all by Heidi Swapp, and water coloured using tombow marker pens.
Let me know what your favourite lippy is????

Have a fab Friday xx

Wednesday, 2 January 2008

"Queen of bling"

This is for this weeks "Papertake weekly challenge" , to use bling on your card. Well us girlies just love "our bling" and I would dare say so does Tilda, so I put a little Heidi Swapp crown on her and accented it with bling!!! The patterned paper is from Memorybox ans the pin is from Fancypants and some ribbon from stash.
Hope you all all enjoying your new year so far and I suppose, like myself finishing off the last minute sweets before we start the "diet!" {lol}

Have a great evening xx

Tuesday, 1 January 2008

First card for 2008

Hi there, here is my first card for 2008 :) , and what better way to start it other than with the popular Tilda herself :).
I stamped this image using my friends Tildas, she let me stamp loads, also she bought me Tilda holding baby for Christmas, so cant wait to do a card with that!! :)
All the paper is by scenic route, happy birthday {elzybells stamp}, brads, ribbons, flower and button from stash.
Im off for a new year hop to see what you are all making!!!
Have a very blessed new year.

Love Marlou xx