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26 March 2010

Winning Streak

Evening everyone, what a week and am I glad its the weekend! Well I have had a lucky week, firstly by winning Keryn's Candy to celebrate her 1st bloggiversary at Poppy Dog and after Mark collecting my parcel from the Post Office today, what a lovely amount of goodies I have received and I can't wait to put them to good use! Thank you again Keryn, they are all fab!

And this morning I was lucky to win the challenge at Friday Sketchers winning goodies to the value of $25.00 from Plum Purdy. Can't wait to pick my choices.

Lets hope the good luck continues. Hope you all have a fabulous weekend.


25 March 2010

Have Your Cake and Eat It .............

Hello .... well my new washing machine was delivered this morning, thank goodness as the washing has stacked up, so Mark will be plumbing that in when he gets home. I just hope this one lasts longer than two years!

Made a quick and simple card this morning for the following challenges:-

For this card I used:-

  • Kanban Cardstock, Toppers & Greeting
  • Kanban Pearls

This is one of my many Kanban Kits which I delve into now and again! I thought the cupcakes were ideal for the Cupcake Challenge! LOL

Hope you like it!?

24 March 2010

Baby Bear

Morning all - halfway through the week woohoo! Today's make is for the following challenges:-

For this card I used:-

  • Forever Friends Image
  • DCWV Paper
  • Brenda Pinnick Cardstock and Sizzix Baby Embossing Folder
  • Amercian Crafts Ribbon
  • E-Z Rub-ons
  • Papermania Gemstones

Hope you like it - as always welcome you're comments!

22 March 2010

Monday Morning Blues!

Why is it that Monday mornings are always a struggle to get motivated? It started off lovely and sunny here this morning and now its gone overcast ... looks like more rain! Maybe thats why I am feeling like I am?! lol

I made this card yesterday, but didn't get time to blog it, so here it is for the Friday Sketcher Challenge 94 and I have to say I am really pleased with this one. The sketch was great to use and certainly one that I will be using again. I used another new stamp from Pink Gem Designs which I love.

For this card I used:-
  • Pink Gem Designs Sitting Chloe Stamp
  • Wild Rose Studio Greetings Stamp
  • My Mind's Eye Spring Papers
  • DCWV Cardstock
  • Amercian Crafts Ribbon
  • Stampin-Up Inks with Waterbrush
  • Papermania Pearls

I hope you like it!


21 March 2010

Spring, Spring, Spring!

Evening all, late posting today as have had a busy day, followed by my washing machine packing up on me .... looks like a new one is in order! Anyway did manage to sneak a little crafting time in and have entered this card into the following challenges:-

For this card I used:-

  • Penny Black Always Here Stamp
  • Wild Rose Studio Floral Papers
  • Stampin-Up Inks with Waterbrush
  • American Crafts Ribbon
  • Cardstock from Stash with Sizzix Texture Plate
  • Papermania Adhesive Stones

Hope you like it - as always appreciate your comments.


20 March 2010

Pretty in Ink

What a miserable afternoon it is, rain, rain and more rain! After a busy morning shopping I managed to squeeze in an hour or so for some crafting and used the Pretty in Ink sketch from their No 2 Challenge which I found was great to work with.

I used my new Magnolia Ink Butterfly Tilda Stamp, thought it would be sweet with the papers! I also used a Sakura glitter pen on her wings and trousers, but the camera hasn't picked this up - the light is not very good today and I ended up taking the picture in the conservatory!

For this card I used:-

  • Magnolia Ink Butterfly Tilda Stamp
  • Wild Rose Studio Greeting Stamp
  • Stampin-Up and Brilliance Stamps with Waterbrush
  • Papermania Pearls
  • K&C Sparkly Sweet Papers
  • Pearlescent Card with Sizzix Texture Plate
  • Die Cut and Ribbon from Stash

I'm really pleased with how this card turned out and love the image, so this one will probably be used on a regular basis now!

Hope you like it!


19 March 2010

Yay its Friday!

Hi all and at last its Friday, so looking forward to my weekend!

I have my Mother in Law to be's Birthday coming up at the beginning of April, so needed to make her a card and to help me along I used Sandra's sketch at Forever Friends Challenge.

I'm fairly pleased with how this one turned out, however I wanted a greeting stamp with "Mum" on it, but after rummaging through all of my stamps, realised I hadn't got one! DOH so I need to invest in some more wording stamps me thinks.

For this card I used:-

  • Forever Friends Image
  • Wild Rose Studio Greeting Stamps
  • Papermania Adhesive Stones
  • American Crafts Organza Ribbon
  • Card and Paper from My Stash
  • Flower Handmade by Me!

Hope you like it and look forward to your comments. Hope you all have a great weekend!

18 March 2010

Lilac and Lemon

Morning everyone, hope you are all well this morning? Its not as sunny here today, in fact overcast and a slight breeze and I'm still struggling to shift my cold! My make this morning is for the following challenges:-

For this card I used:-

  • Wild Rose Studio Floral Papers
  • Brenda Pinnick Cardstock
  • X-Cut Floral & X-Cut Scallop Punches
  • Wild Rose Studio Greeting Stamp
  • Bunny Stamp was a free gift!
  • Papermania Shimmer Dots
  • Stampin-Up Inks with Waterbrush

As always, would love to receive your comments and thoughts. Have a great day!


16 March 2010

Tilda's Going Green

Morning everyone ..... its another Sunny day outside today, but I'm indoors with a cold and sore throat, not feeling the best, but did manage to make a card this morning for some challenges.


For this card I used:-

  • Magnolia Birthday Girl Stamp with Stampin-Up Inks and Waterbrush
  • Nestabilities
  • American Crafts Ribbon
  • Papermania Pearls
  • Pearlescent Cardstock
  • X-Cut Flower Punch
  • Wild Rose Studio Greeting Stamp
  • My Mind's Eye Papers

I'm very pleased with how this turned out and I hope you like it too!


15 March 2010

Happy Monday!

Hello all, its been a whole week since I have uploaded anything on my blog and this is due to me feeling a bit run down over the last week as my son has moved out and decided to live with his Dad, so as you can imagine have had to sort loads of things out and its been quite upsetting. So haven't felt like doing any crafting at all, which is not like me I can tell you! Yesterday afternoon I managed to make a card, but its only a very simple one which I have entered into the following challenges:-

Hopefully I will get my mojo back very soon!

For this card I used:-

  • Forever Friends Image
  • Penny Black Birthday Girl Stamp
  • My Mind's Eye Spring Papers
  • Papermania Pearls
  • Sizzix Flowers Embossing Folder

I hope you like it!


7 March 2010

More Challenges!

Hello again, I seem to be on a roll this week for entering challenges LOL! The card I have finished this morning is for the following:-


For this card I used:-

  • Kanban Paper & Cardstock
  • Kanban Pearls
  • American Crafts Ribbon
  • Woodware Graduate Image and Greeting
  • Sakura Pens with Waterbrush

I don't tend to do many cards for men, but I'm pleased with how this one turned out!

Just Cute Bears

Morning all and its another gorgeous sunny Sunday. I made my Mum's Mother's Day card yesterday and its perfect to be entered into the Just Cute Bears Challenge 7 with their theme this week being Mother's Day.

For this card I used:-

  • Wild Rose Studio Floral Papers
  • Cardstock from Stash using Nestabilities and Fiskars Border Punch
  • American Crafts Ribbon
  • Wild Rose Studio Greetings Stamp
  • Forever Friends Bear complete with chocolates!
  • Papermania Shimmer Dots

I'm sure she will be very pleased with it once she receives it next week!


6 March 2010

Black, Pink & White

My second post for today and yes its for another couple of challenges:-

For this card I used:-

  • Forever Friends Image
  • Wild Rose Studio Greetings Stamps
  • Papers and Card from Stash
  • Papermania Pearls

Hope you like it!

Tuesday Morning Sketches 35

Hello everyone .... have had a busy day today, shopping this morning, followed by housework and then spent the afternoon crafting. As a treat Mark took me out for a meal which was lovely and now have time to catch up with my blog!
My first card is for the Tuesday Morning Sketches 35 Challenge.


For this card I used:-

  • Kanban Vintage Papers and Cardstock
  • Magnolia Tilda Charleston Stamp
  • Stampin-Up Earth Elements Inks and Waterbrush
  • Papermania Pearls
  • Flowers from Hobbycraft
  • Wild Rose Studio Greetings Stamp

I hope you like it!


3 March 2010

Light the Night

Managed to get another card in, so my second post of the day! This card is being entered into the following challenges:-

For this card I used:-

  • Penny Black Light the Night Stamp
  • Kanban Rouge Cardstock
  • DCWV Papers
  • Papermania Pearls
  • Punched Flowers from Stash
  • Wild Rose Studio Greeting Stamp
  • Sakura Pens with Waterbrush

Hope you like it!


Pamper Yourself

Morning all, just a quick post before I head off to work. I made this Mother's Day card for Mark's Mum, but have to post it today as she lives out in Spain for 6 months of the year, so need to make sure she gets it in time!

I thought it would be perfect to enter into this week's Allsorts Challenge 41 as their theme this week is Mother's Day.

I'm really pleased with how this card turned out, I love the colours and everything fits into place perfectly, I'm sure his Mum will be really chuffed with this when she receives it!

For this card I used:-

  • Wild Rose Studio Floral Paper Stack
  • Cardstock from Stash with X-Cut Scallop Border Punch and Nestabilities
  • Vellum Butterfly from Stash
  • Ribbon from American Crafts
  • Forever Friends Image
  • Wild Rose Studio Pamper Yourself Stamp with Ink it Up Ink
  • Papermania Shimmer Dots

Would love you're comments as usual.

1 March 2010

Anyone for Strawberries?

Morning everyone and what a gorgeous morning it is too! Lovin' the sunshine today. Today's card is all Summery and is for the Just Magnolia Challenge 44 the theme this week is "Birthdays".

I have been itching to use my new Strawberry Tilda stamp and thought this challenge would be perfect teamed with the strawberry papers I found in my stash!

For this card I used:-

  • Magnolia Strawberry Tilda Stamp
  • Papers from my Stash
  • Fiskars Scallop Border Punch
  • Happy Birthday Stamp
  • Stampin' Up Earth Elements Inks with Waterbrush

I'm really pleased with how this one turned out and would love to have you're comments too!


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