Sunday, 27 February 2011

♥ Less is More Challenge ~ week 4 ~ Recipe 3 Squares ♥

Week 4 ~ Less is more, and im enjoying every week of it :) This week is a recipe to use 3 squares on your card {of course keeping it CAS}
I cut out 3 of my new square nesties, embossed them and inked round the edges. I stamped this cute little bunny from Stampin Up and added a matching pearl gem. The sentiment "hoppy birthday" {I LOOOOVE} is from Papertrey and I cut it out with the smallest rectangle nestie which fitted perfectly. Speaking of "hopping" ... LOL .. I will try and blop hop as many as im able too, but those I miss I do see over on the Less is more blog :)

hugzz all ♥♥

Saturday, 26 February 2011

♥ A Spoonfull of sugar ~ "birthday wishes" ♥

The theme over at A Spoonfull of sugar is "birthday wishes", soooo gives me a chance to show off some new stamps I bought today whilst at a lovely Memorybox workshop over at The Card Crew in Belfast :) I stamped the tree with green versafine onto Papertrey kraftcard and cut it out with my new square nesties {also bought today} Then I cut out scalloped square eyelet nestie { from Santa Claus ... LOL } with papertrey card and I stamped my new sentiment onto Memorybox dotty cardstock, added pearls {of course!!}
I didn't make this card at the workshop, just made it when I got home, I will blog a card or two over the week that I made at the workshop :) I had a FAB day ♥♥

hugzz xx ♥

Friday, 25 February 2011

♥ My 2nd go at making a brooch ♥

Hi all :) I made another brooch {or more a large Rosette} using new dies I bought from Paper Artsy, they are set 1 ~ grunge flower and grunge flower 2&3. I used felt and my cuttlebug machine and some hand stitching and a little button. I may add this to My Etsy :)

Happy Friday ♥♥♥

Ps, I put this Rosette brooch in My Etsy at £3.00 {free postage only to UK} :)


Thursday, 24 February 2011

♥♥ I WON ♥♥

Well I was over the moon this morning whilst checking in on my favourite blogs :) when I found out that I had won a copy of this special addition creative card making magazine. It was through a blog hop and I won over at the lovely Leann's blog, thanks Leann :)

Have a fab day ♥♥♥


Wednesday, 23 February 2011

♥ Friend ♥

Hi there :) I made this card before Christmas and forgot to blog it ... LOL .. though it is in my Splitcoast Stamper's gallery :)
The base card is Papertrey kraft card and the spotty paper is from Cosmo Cricket so is the friend cut out sentiment.
I added Papertrey ribbon and a little flower embellishment with button. Quick and simple, though I do like it :)

Have a lovely evening ♥♥♥

Tuesday, 22 February 2011

♥ An Award ♥

Afternoon :) Well the lovely Pauline from Craft Obsession sent me this lovely award, so thank you Pauline, im well chuffed :)

The rules for accepting this award are:
1. Thank and link back to the person who gave it to you - Thanks Pauline :)
2. Share 8 things about myself.
3. Choose 8 bloggers to share it with.
4. Contact the bloggers to let them know.

So here are a few things about me which you may or may not know!

1. I love heights!! ~ and would love to go up in hot air balloon ... LOL
2. My favourite film is Maid in Manhattan
3. I love winter time, epecially Christmas :)
4. I am not a morning person! I hate getting up!
5. I HATE SPIDERS!!!!
6. My favourite colours are red and pink
7. I have my very first toy a little teddy named Tweety .... Awwwwww
8. I suffer from Bipolar, which is total nightmare!! and crafting helps me so much

So, here are the lovely ladies I'm sharing this with, they all have fabulous blogs all with their own individual style.
In no particular order:

Monday, 21 February 2011

♥ Love and Marriage ♥

Evening all :) I made this wee wedding card for an order I got :) I have had both stamps years and both were expensive and of course, hardly ever seen an ink pad ... LOL (",)
I think the wedding dress is from the old PSX company and not sure about the sentiment.
Used pre ~ embossed cardstock ~ DCWV and my oval nesties, ribbon and pearls and some stickles.

Off to make a cuppa, enjoy your evening ♥♥♥


Saturday, 19 February 2011

♥ Less is More ~ Spring theme ♥

It's week 3 already over at "Less is More" :) This weeks theme is "Spring", so I used my big sunflower embossing folder directly onto pre~scored pearl card, then I cut out with peachy coloured pearl card a circle using nesties and embossed it with mini butterfly embossing folder adding pearl stones and the sentiment is Papertrey :) It's difficult photographing pearl card as the colours are much nicer in reality.


enjoy the rest of your evening ♥♥♥


Friday, 18 February 2011

♥ Frosted Designs Challenge ~ No patterned paper ♥

I got this beautiful embossing folder this morning from Indentz, I adore it and have admired it for a while now so just decided to treat myself .. LOL why not :) :) got free P&P from the main site, Go Kreate.

Found this challenge blog called Frosted designs and this week was to use no patterned paper on your project, sooooo great!! my new folder fits perfectly :) I added little pearl gems here and there and spotty sheer ribbon and sentiment is Papertrey :)



Enjoy your Friday evening ♥♥♥


Thursday, 17 February 2011

♥ Let's Craft and Create ~ Anything but a card ♥

Oh I am soooo delighted, I made my first ever little rosette from felt :) Im going to order brooch backs and make more and hopefully put them in My Etsy :)
I hand cut the leaves and the bottom 2 pink scalloped flowers from Cuttlebug die, top one is too, but I cut into it in a swirl style wrapping and gluing it altogether, attaching a pearl stone for to finish it :)
So the challenge over at Let's craft and Create was to make anything but a card, im off to link my little brooch up :)

Enjoy your evening ♥♥♥


Tuesday, 15 February 2011

♥ Papertake weekly ~ "Putting on the glitz" ♥

Over at Papertake Weekly is "putting on the glitz" ~ or to "bling it up" I was panicking as I mostly have pearls now and I found this neglected packet of bling I had forgotten about!! Yipeeee!!
I embossed my base card with in stitches folder, cut out patterned DCWV card with labels 2 nesties and sentiment is good old Papertrey :) My butterfly is cut out with Cuttlebug die on music paper then inked :)
Click on the image to get a better look as the patterned card actually matches the embossing folder, plus the card is more "blingy" in real life ... LOL :)

Enjoy your evening, im off to make the dinner ♥♥♥

Monday, 14 February 2011

♥ Cupcake Craft Challenge ~ I ♥ U ♥

Happy Valentines Day to you all, hoping you are being spoilt rotten :) Hubby and me are just going to have a relaxing evening with "chocolate" of course!! :)
My lovely hubby brought me in this magazine on his way from work and included was a lovely little set of stamps, aren't they sweet?? Sooo couldn't wait of course to get stamping them up :) I just stamped directly onto kraft card and added stickles to the bouquet, pearlised cardstock embossed with hearts and some gingham East of India ribbon and pearl stones.
So over at Cupcake challenge is I ♥ U, to unclude at least one heart on your card {I have several ... LOL }

Enjoy your evening ♥♥♥

Sunday, 13 February 2011

♥ Allsorts Challenge ~ It's all about the sentiment ♥

Over at Allsorts Challenge is ~ It's all about the sentiment. Im loving the sentiment I have used and I stamped again two days in a row!! ... Yippeeeeee!! directly onto the cardstock :) I made the felt flower from my dies stitching on a little button and the stamped stem and pot is from Papertrey, so is the sentiment :) I scalloped some MME paper and added pearls to finish :)
Happy Crafting ♥♥♥

Saturday, 12 February 2011

♥ Less is More Challenge ~ week 2 ~ One Layer ♥

Week 2 already of the new challenge "Less is More", time is flying by (",). Well I struggled this week, I dont think I have ever made a one layer card, I had to add two pearls ~ I hope this is ok??? ... {you know me and my pearls :) }
This is just a plain pearl card c6 embossed with my lovely new embossing folder and stamped sentiment is from Papertrey :)

Night all ♥♥

Friday, 11 February 2011

♥ Totally Papercrafts ~ Clean and Simple ♥

This embossing folder is a Sizzix which personally I think are fab!!! and come in twin packs. Over at Totally Papercrafts is the theme ~ clean and simple (which im loving) . I think this captures such an elegant look, adding some pearls and a sentiment {from Papertrey}
Oh I do wish Papertrey would supply to a UK retailer, I get soooo frustrated that it's not easy to buy from there with shipping costs :( .... Ok RANT!! over ... LOL :)


Have a lovely weekend ♥♥♥


Wednesday, 9 February 2011

♥ Our Creative Corner ~ Branching out ♥

At last a chance to use another neglected stamp ~ LOL .... from Stampin up this tree is from and over at Our creative corner is tree theme, soooo perfectooo!!!! Sentiment ~ Papertrey and bakers twine and button. The pink and green cardstock is also Papertrey :)

Have a nice evening ♥♥♥


Tuesday, 8 February 2011

♥ Let's Craft and Create ~ Heartfelt ♥






Let's Craft and Create challenge is ~ Heartfelt, well I adore felt!! and would love to develop my skills with felt making things, its a lovely fabric to work with. I used my Cuttlebug flowers dies to create the flower and stitched it all adding a heart button. The faux stitched stem is a rub on and sentiment from Personal Impressions and Kraft card ~ Papertrey :) I embossed a border up the side of the card. Also over at My time to Craft challenge is hearts ♥♥ and flowers so going to enter this into it too :)

It's a special day today as my little precious Gracie is exactly 1 year old today :) she is our wee bundle of joy and we would be lost without her, both Craig and I love her dearly ♥♥♥

Monday, 7 February 2011

♥ Less is More ~ Pink, black & White ♥


Gosh im sooo excited about the new challenge blog "Less is More" as im loving this look on cards more and more!! :) This is the first challenge and it is to use the theme PINK, White and Black.
My sentiment and fancy border are rub ~ ons and I used nesties labels 2 and a pink heart button.
Im off over to link up

Happy Monday ♥♥♥

Friday, 4 February 2011

♥ Thank You card ♥

Evening everyone :) I made this Thank you card yesterday using up rub ~ ons I had forgotten about and im pleased when I use up neglected stash ... LOL .. :) The bronze pearl card was embossed with my swirl Cuttlebug folder {I love this one, very elegant } The green card is Papertrey and nesties .. OF COURSE!!! ... LOL and a little "bling" and sheer spotty ribbon to finish.

Have a fab weekend ♥♥♥


Thursday, 3 February 2011

♥ Cute card Thursday ~ Banish the blues ♥

Cute card Thurday's theme is to make a card using some humour :) I looove these little sayings from Inkadinkadoo :) they would make anyone laugh!! I used swiss hearts folder and rectangle nesties and Papertrey ribbon and of course pearls to finish off :)

What a stormy day its been :(

enjoy your evening ♥♥


Wednesday, 2 February 2011

♥ Birthday card for my Father in Law ♥

It's my Father in Law's birthday tomorrow so I made him this card using this gorgeous German Shepherd stamp {which my Father in law bought me :) }. The dotty paper is from Papertrey and also the stamps which I combined two of the sentiments lining them up ~ perfect sentiment !! The dotted lines are rub ons. Two oval Ek Success punches and a circle nestie were used too :)

Have a lovely evening {I have a lovely bar of Thortons fudge sitting in fridge waiting for me ... LOL } ♥♥♥


Tuesday, 1 February 2011

♥ Papertake Weekly ~ Anything goes ♥

I have photographed this photo I don't know how many times???? ..... Can't seem to get the colour balance right :( Zoom in the picture to get a better look :) Anyhow over at Papertake Weekly is "Anything goes" and add flowers as an optional extra :) I made the flower from Penny black music paper from my Cuttlebug flower dies and inked the edges adding a button, stem and leaves. I used rub on borders up either side of card and sentiment is from Papertrey and oval and scalloped nesties, I embossed the oval with roses folder {love this folder too :) )

Have a good evening ♥♥♥