My 2017 Christmas Card Tally

31 October 2010

And The Winner Is ..................................

Thank you to all my followers old and new who entered my mini candy.  I am pleased to announce the winner using

And the winner is ............. No. 9

Ewe 2 Can Craft

Congratulations hun, if you email me at with your details, I can arrange to send your prize off to you.

Thank you again for all those who played along and sorry you couldn't all win!

Sunday Sketch & Stamp 40 - DT Card

Morning peeps and Happy Halloween to you all! Well its Sunday and that time again for another challenge at Sunday Sketch & Stamp.  This week Mandy provided the sketch to work with.

Here's my take on it, which I decided to rotate:-

For this card I used:-
  • CC Designs Rosalie With Roses Stamp
  • Promarkers
  • Anita's Peel Off Greeting
  • PM Gems
  • PM Rose Garden Paper
  • Craft Brulee Ribbon
  • Roses from Stash
  • Cardstock Using Sizzix Flowers Embossing Folder
We have a great sponsor this week Craft Brulee and most of the design team had products to play with.  The lucky winner this time will win a £10.00 gift voucher to spend in their shop.

I'm going to enter this card into Stamp Something challenge with their theme "with something pink".

I hope you will join in the fun this fortnight and I look forward to popping across to your blogs.

29 October 2010

Last Chance Candy

Just a quick post to let you know you only have one more day to enter my candy before I make the draw on Sunday 31st October.

If you haven't yet entered and  would like to, then hop across here to leave your details with Mr Linky.

28 October 2010

Teddy With A Heart & Hospital Update!

Evening all - well I went to the hospital and I am now a little deflated as they told me what the surgeon had done to my knee!  Basically the problem is behind my kneecap - on a scale of 0 - 4 with 4 being severe - mine was severe and the wear and tear was that bad that it has eroded everything to the bone, which now explains why I was having the problems I was having.  So they have cut and snipped and tidied it up and given it a clean, but I've been told that I have to be really careful now. 

In respect of stairs, 2 flights is my maximum at anyone time and stairs will now always be a problem, in relation to exercise, I am not to squat and walking, bike riding or cross trainer has to be low impact and should I experience any shooting pains or I get any pain I am to stop immediately and rest and if necessary take anti-inflamatory tablets!!  So basically my leg is "vintage" as he called it and I'm still relatively young (if you can call 40 young LOL) and is totally knackered.  I am to get in touch straight away should it get worse in the future.  He also told me this is why my recovery was a slow one, because of what they had done.  It could take up to 3 months before I get full movement back.  So obviously this appointment cheered me up no end NOT!

Anyways onto a lighter note - here's a card I made earlier today.

I'm entering this card into the following challenges:-
Card Ingredients:-
  • Forever Friends Stick Ons
  • Card from Stash using Sizzix Hearts Texture Plate
  • Ribbon from Stash
  • PM Gems
  • PM Creative Tones Paper (Ivory Black)
Thanks for popping in - enjoy your evening.

Let's Go Dancing

Well I can't believe its Thursday already - where has the week gone?  I'm off to the hospital this afternoon for my post op check - that should be interesting!

My card today is for the following challenges:-

For this card I used:-
  • Magnolia Charleston Tilda Stamp
  • DCWV Cardstock
  • PM Capsule Collection Red Hot Papers
  • PM Gems
  • Promarkers
  • Iced Stickles - Cherry Ice
  • Anita's Peeloff Greeting
I'm very pleased with how this card turned out, I love using pink, so thats probably why LOL! 

Thanks for stopping by today and hope that you have a fab day whatever you're up to.

27 October 2010

A Card For All Challenges

Morning crafters, have a busy day today, so a quick post before I zip off out.  This is a card I made last night which aptly fits alot of challenges LOL - so be prepared!. 

Phew there was a few!  For this card I used:-
  • Pink Gem Designs Snowy Spinkles Stamp
  • K&C Peppermint Twist Papers
  • Iced Stickles in Crystal Ice & Lime Ice
  • Promarkers
  • PM Gems
Thanks for popping in today and as always love your comments, they are always much appreciated.

26 October 2010

A Gem of A Challenge 9

Hello peeps, well what a miserable day it is today .... cold and wet which has driven me into the craft room!

Today's card is for A Gem of A Challenge 9 with a sketch and the optional extra of using Autumn colours, red, orange & brown.

For this card I used:-
  • Pink Gem Designs Andy On Swing Stamp
  • PM Hampstead Paper
  • K&C Hopscotch Paper
  • DCWV Card
  • Promarkers
  • Stampin-Up Ink with waterbrush
  • Die Cut Greeting
Thanks for popping in today.

25 October 2010

There's Still Time to Enter My Follower's Candy

Hello peeps!

Don't forget there is still plenty of time to enter my follower's blog candy.  Here's the link Candy.  You have until 31st October to enter.

Good Luck.

Fairy Tales

Good morning - brrr it's cold today and there is a frost too!  Hope you are all well on this Monday morning.  No work for me this week, as its half term, so after spending the weekend cleaning the house, there is plenty of time for me to get into my craft room!

Here's a card I have finished off this morning to enter into the following challenges:-

This isn't my usual type of card as there are no papers, just digi images and promarkers!

For this card I used:-
  • Dustin Pike Dragon Knight Digi Stamp
  • Dustin Pike Castle Gate Digi Stamp
  • Promarkers
  • PM Gemstone
  • Anita's Peeloff Greeting & Stars
Would love to know what you think of this one! Thanks for stopping by this morning.

23 October 2010

Halloween Disco

Just a quick post of my daughter Megan posing dressed up in her Halloween costume last night for a Halloween Disco at her school.  She was very chuffed with herself when she got home as she won best dancer and also best dressed witch along with her friend!

20 October 2010

Boys And Their Toys!

Morning everyone, well its a gorgeous Sunny day here in Coventry, but my god is it cold .... we even had frost this morning! Brrrr! I don't do cold weather and it looks like its kicking in now.

Only another 3 days to go at work, then finish for a week for half term, so I am looking forward to that and being able to get into the craft room much more.

Here's a card I made yesterday which is for one of Mark's mates as he is leaving work tomorrow - and yes he drives a digger just like this! I always struggle with men's cards at the best of times and given only a day to complete and find a digger image, made it a little more difficult than normal, but I located one and came up with this, so I hope he appreciates it LOL! I had to freehand the Volvo text on the image.

I'm going to enter this into the following challenges:-

For this card I used:-

  • Daisy Doodles Digger Digi Image
  • Hobbycraft Cardstock with Sizzix Dots Embossing Folder
  • Buttons from Stash
  • American Crafts Ribbon
  • Promarkers
  • Dovecraft Funky Vintage Papers

Would love to know what you think.

Thanks for stopping by today and whatever you are up to enjoy!

19 October 2010

Just Because .....

Morning everyone, no challenges today, just a card I made for my other half Mark to celebrate 6 years of being together. As we are only engaged and not yet married, this is the only "anniversary" we have at the moment LOL!

Card Ingredients:-

  • Cuddly Buddly Crafts Teddy With Heart Digi Stamp
  • Promarkers
  • Kanban Mirri Card
  • Cardstock using Sizzix Hearts Texture Plate
  • PM Gems
  • Anita's Peeloff

Thanks for popping in. Don't forget if you haven't yet entered my follower's blog candy, you've still got plenty of time to do so, just scroll down a post.

17 October 2010

50 Follower's Mini Candy

Well as promised in a past post, I said once I had reached 50 followers I would offer a little candy, and now that I have a fabulous 53 followers, here we go!

Firstly, I would like to say a big thank you to all of you ..... I started blogging in January this year and my what an adventure it has been, I have made some fabulous friends along the way and its been a great inspiration too, sharing my hobby with so many likeminded people.

So what do we have I hear you ask?

  • Papermania Christmas Clear Stamps
  • Paper Cellar Glitter Greetings
  • Paper Cellar Red Buttons
  • Ribbon Accents Red & White Gingham Ribbon

All ideal for Christmas crafting - so if you are a follower, then please enter your details using Mr Linky below and if you're not yet a follower, you are free to become one and join in too! You are also welcome to post a piccie, etc on your blogs too.

I'll be drawing the winner on 31st October 2010 using

Cheers Classy Lady!

Back again .... on catch up with some challenges. I made this card yesterday, but didn't get round to taking a photo until today due to the light, so here's my card which I'm entering into the following:-

I'm really pleased with how this card came out - card ingredients are:-

  • Dovecraft Christmas Fancy Paper
  • Kanban Mirri Card
  • Cardstock using Sizzix Diagonals Texture Plate
  • Promarkers
  • Wild Rose Studio Classy Lady Stamp
  • Flowers & Pearls from Stash
  • Stickles
  • Anita's Glitter Peeloff Numbers

Thanks for stopping by today.

Sunday Sketch & Stamp 39 - DT Card

Good afternoon crafty peeps .... It's Sunday and time again for the fortnightly challenge at Sunday Sketch & Stamp. I am a little late posting today as have been out food shopping and then decided to go and have a mooch around Hobbycraft!

So here's this week's sketch, provided for us by Maggie:-

You are welcome to flip or rotate the sketch, as long as you can see the basic elements of it. Here's my take on it:-

For this card I used:-

  • Crafts 4 Eternity Rag Snowman Digi Stamp
  • Kanban Mirri Card
  • MS Snowflake Punch
  • PM Gems
  • Promarkers
  • Stickles
  • Cardstock using Sizzix Dots Embossing Folder
  • Anita's Peeloff Greeting
  • Goggly Eyes & Pom Poms from Stash

This week's prize is kindly provided by our regular sponsor Crafts 4 Eternity and the lucky winner will receive the Rag Snowman Digi (as shown in my card).

You have until 12.00 midnight (GMT) on Saturday 30th October to enter using inlinkz on the blog. Hop on over there to take a look at the rest of the DT's fabulous creations and I look forward to hopping over to your blogs to take a look at your cards.

14 October 2010

Round and Round

Morning bloggers .... my is it cold and miserable today! Looks like Autumn has arrived and is here to stay. I don't do the cold weather at all and these dark mornings are not agreeing with me either! I have to say I am really looking forward to a weekend of just chilling and crafting ... this weather doesn't seem to inspire me to go anywhere.

So here's a card I made yesterday, which I am entering into the following challenges:-

Card Ingredients:-

  • Die Cut Round & Scalloped Card
  • Dovecraft Christmas Fancy Papers
  • Cuddly Buddly Crafts Snowman Digi Stamp
  • Promarkers
  • Anita's Peeloff
  • Ice Stickles
  • PM Gems
  • Cardstock from Stash

Thanks for stopping by my blog and look forward to your comments. Hope you all have a great day and that the weather is better where you are.

13 October 2010


Morning crafty peeps .... just a quick post before I set off to work.

Here's a card I made for the Lili of the Valley 68 challenge with their theme of Autumn.

I actually struggled to find a suitable image for it, so adapted this one with autumnal colours and then added too much bling!! Us crafters are never happy are we! LOL.

For this card I used:-

  • MME Bloom & Grow Papers
  • Promarkers
  • LOTV Me and My Cat Stamp
  • PM Gems
  • Cardstock & Greeting from Stash

Thanks for popping in today. Have a fab day!

10 October 2010

Let's Dance

Happy Sunday everyone and what a gorgeous Sunny one at that!

I'm entering this card into the following challenges:-

Card Ingredients:-

  • PM Rose Garden Papers
  • Whiff of Joy Dancing Willow Stamp
  • Kasiercraft Flowers
  • American Crafts Ribbon
  • Gem from Stash
  • Promarkers

Thanks for stopping by today. Enjoy the rest of the sunshine and your weekend.

9 October 2010

Just Add Alcohol

Well what a morning I have had - just when I thought things were getting better with my knee, I trip over in the bedroom and OMG a forced bend made me scream and cry my eyes out!! Have to say my knee now hurts and I feel like I've gone back a couple of days - really not impressed and sooooo frustrated at myself! So taking it easy again and my day of getting in the car for the first time in 2 weeks has gone out of the window. Hopefully it will feel better tomorrow!

Anyway onto a card I made yesterday which I would like to enter into the following challenges:-
For this card I used:-
  • Bugaboo JJT & Instant Fun Digi Images
  • PM Creative Tones Papers
  • Promarkers
  • Stickles
  • PM Gems
  • Cardstock from Stash

I just love this image and can see this being used quite alot as its suitable for alot of people I know - LOL!

Thanks for popping in today - hope you all enjoy the rest of your Saturday!

8 October 2010

A Few More Challenges

Hello - well its Friday already - the last two weeks have flown by and my sick leave has come to an end, my stitches have been removed and I am happy to say I am walking much better without the limp LOL. However my knee is not right yet, still struggling in the bending and stairs departments and I'm sure this will ease in time. Its a really miserable day here in Coventry, very damp and overcast - so much for the weatherman's predictions of a gorgeous few days!!!

Anyway, onto my card - here it is:-

I'm entering this into the following challenges:-

Card Ingredients:-

  • CC Design Heidi Among the Flowers Digi Stamp
  • PM Rose Garden Papers
  • PM Glitter Dots
  • Buttons from Stash
  • American Crafts Ribbon
  • Computer Generated Greeting
  • DCWV Card
  • Promarkers

Hope you like it and thanks for stopping by today.

And one last thing ....... Mr Blogger needs to sort out the dashboard!!!

7 October 2010

Birthday Hoot

Evening, I'm back with my second post of the day. It's great to be back in my craftroom. This card is for the following challenges:-

For this card I used:-

  • Pink Gem Designs Birthday Hoot Stamp
  • MME Papers
  • Promarkers
  • Kaisercraft Flowers
  • Stampin-Up Ink & Waterbrush
  • Anita's Peeloffs
  • Gem from Stash

I hope you have a good evening and would like to thank you for stopping by.

Funky Snowman

Afternoon crafty peeps, I'm back with today's make which is for the following challenges:-

Card Ingredients:-

  • Pink Gem Designs Funky Snowman Stamp
  • PM Deck The Halls Christmas Paper
  • Promarkers
  • Kanban Mirri Card & Gems
  • Ice Stickles
  • Recycled Felt Snowflake

Thanks for stopping by today. See you soon!

6 October 2010

Anyone for Blueberries?

Me again, wow two postings in one day, I must be getting better and back on my feet! LOL.

I'm going to enter this card into the following challenges:-

For this card I used:-

  • Magnolia Blueberry Tilda Stamp
  • K&C Hopscotch Papers
  • DCWV & Kanban Card
  • Flower Gems from Stash
  • Promarkers
  • Die Cut Greeting

Thanks for popping in again.

Fairy Rose

Well hello! Its a nice Sunny afternoon here in the Midlands and what better way to spend it than in the craft room!? Thought I would try and catch up on some challenges, so here's my card for today for the following:-

Card Ingredients:-

  • LOTV Lili's Fairies - Rose Stamp
  • MME Quite Contrary Papers
  • American Crafts Ribbon
  • Promarkers
  • Ice Stickles
  • Butterfly Embellies & Brad from Stash

Thanks for stopping by today and hope the weather is lovely where you are.

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