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29 July 2010

Its A Surprise!

Hello again, my second post for the day - and its another Christmas card! You'll be seeing more of these as now is the time I start making them! This time its for the Penny Black Saturday 111

For this card I used:-
  • Penny Black A Great Surprise Stamp
  • Promarkers
  • Card from Stash
  • K&C Christmas Papers
  • Kanban Die Cut Greeting

Its plain and simple, but sometimes thats all it needs!

Yes .... Its Christmas in July!

Hello crafters .... it seems that many challenge blogs are now starting to focus on Christmas, in a good way it means that us crafters can start to make the cards and by Christmas we have plenty to send! LOL

This cheeky chappy is being entered into the following challenges:-

For this card I used:-

  • Pink Gem Designs Ski-ing Snowgirl Stamp
  • Kanban Pearlescent Card with Sizzix Texture Plate
  • Promarkers
  • PM Gems
  • MS Punch Around the Page Snowflakes and Border Punch with Ice Stickles

Thanks for popping by today.

28 July 2010

Fairytales

Afternoon peeps, well the sun has just broken through here in Coventry ..... about time I say, the kids have gone out and I'm here crafting, what bliss!

My card today is for an array of challenges:-

Card ingredients

  • Pink Gem Designs Fairytale Chloe Stamp
  • DCWV Paper
  • Pearlescent card from Stash using Sizzix Texture Boutique Embossing Folder
  • Promarkers
  • PM Gems
  • American Crafts Ribbon
  • Kanban Die Cut Number

Thanks for passing by today. Hope you are all enjoying your day wherever you are!

27 July 2010

Thank You Little Bear

Hello again, this is my second post for today and this time for the following challenges:-

Card Ingredients:-

  • LOTV Teddy With Flower Stamp
  • K&C Sparkly Sweet Papers
  • Promarkers
  • PM Gems
  • Kaisercraft & Punched Flowers
  • Anita's Peeloff
  • Pearl Card from Stash

Hope you like it!

The Sugar Bowl

Morning people, my card today is for the Sugar Bowl Challenge with their theme being blue! However as I was merrily crafting away last night, forgot to actually look at the theme and just followed the sketch, hence there is only a small amount of blue in the card design papers and is mostly green! So I do hope it will pass this time. If I get chance I will try and make another one!

Card Ingredients:-

  • PM Hampstead Papers - with a hint of blue!
  • PM Pearls
  • Anita's Peeloffs
  • Promarkers
  • Sugar Nellie Angus the Dog Stamp
  • Card from Stash

Thanks for stopping by this morning!

25 July 2010

Ho Ho Ho!

Evening all - well what a busy day I've had - Mark decided we should go to the garden centre this morning and finish buying the plants for the back garden - we then spent the rest of the day planting and moving plants from front to back and re-arranging the front!! But it looks absolutely fab now, just have a few finishing touches to do with the planting and stones and all that is left is a new big shed, block paving, some pots, a chimnea, table & chairs and a bench!! Only then can I post some piccies LOL.

Anyways onto my card which is for the following challenges:-

I had to tilt the card to take a photo as used mirri card again and didn't want my reflection in it!

Card ingredients:-

  • Paper from Stash
  • Hobbycraft Mirri Card
  • PM Gems
  • Kanban Snowflakes, Die Cuts and Greeting

Thanks for stopping by today. Enjoy whats left of the weekend!

Sunday Sketch & Stamp 33 - DT Card

Morning everyone and its that time again for another challenge at Sunday Sketch & Stamp which is hosted this week by Arianne.

Arianne has provided us with a fab sketch to follow, which you can rotate or flip as you please, along as you can see the main elements within it.

And here's my take on the sketch:-

For this card I used:-
  • Prairie Fairy Ballerina Gillian Digi Stamp
  • MME Quite Contrary Papers
  • Promarkers
  • Hobbycraft Gems
  • WRS Greeting Stamp with Stampin-Up Ink
  • DCWV Card with Sizzix Texture Plate

This week we are lucky to be sponsored by Prairie Fairy Designs and the lucky winner will receive 5 single images of their choice! What a fab prize!

This is a fortnightly challenge, so you have until 12 midnight GMT time on Saturday 7th August to submit your entry using Inlinkz, ensuring that you link your post, not your blog to our blog.
Good luck and look forward to hopping around to see your creations.

23 July 2010

Anyone for Ice Cream?

Hello and hoorah its Friday .... my last day at work and then 6 weeks off!! Its been a very long but hectic week and looking forward to going in later and seeing the Year 6's off, as well as some of the teachers who have new jobs.

My card today is for the following challenges:-

Card Ingredients:-

  • Pink Gem Designs Chloe With Ice Cream Stamp
  • Brenda Pinnick Paper
  • Die Cut Paper from Stash
  • Promarkers
  • PM Gems
  • DCWV Cardstock

Hope you all have a fab day today, especially those of you who like me work in a school! Enjoy the break!

22 July 2010

DCD DT CALL

Morning all, well I have had a busy few days crafting and not much blogging, so I have some catching up to do! Over at Die Cut Dreams they are having a DT call. I just adore Susie's blog and the creations by the team are amazing and it would be great if I had the opportunity to become a DT member, so I'm giving it a shot.

Now the requirement is to make something pink and girly - probably because pink is Susie's favourite colour LOL! So as I was making a gift for the Head teacher at my school as she is leaving I thought this would be perfect to enter for the call. It is many cards actually, notelets in a box, so I hope this will be accepted!

I made the box using my new Martha Stewart scoring board - had read many good reviews about it and its actually fab to use and look forward to making more things with it. This particular box would hold quite alot of notelets - I made 8 in total using pink papers from Papermania Capsule Collection, a stamp I received free with a magazine, mirri card, gems and promarkers.

I left them blank inside, so they can be used for any occasion, so I hope she likes them!
Thanks for stopping by today. Hope you have a fab day!


19 July 2010

Milly on a Monday

Morning .... and what a glorious one it is ... its lovely and sunny here, the right weather for winding down on my last week at work before the hols ..... woop woop!

Today's card is for the following challenges:-

For this card I used:-

  • Pink Gem Designs Heart Milly Digi Image
  • Card from Stash using Sizzix Flowers Texture Plate
  • PM Rose Garden Papers
  • Promarkers
  • Pearls & Brad from Stash
  • Kaisercraft Flowers
  • WRS Greeting Stamp with Stampin-Up Ink

Hope you have a fab day and enjoy the sunshine wherever you are!

18 July 2010

LOTV 57

Evening all - what a busy day I've had, but managed to get into the craft room late this afternoon and make a few cards!

And this little beauty is for the Lili of The Valley Challenge 57

For this card I used:-

  • LOTV Me & My Cat Stamp
  • MME Quite Contrary Papers
  • Promarkers
  • American Crafts Ribbon
  • Papermania Gems
  • Rachelle Anne Miller Greeting Stamp

I love how this one has turned out, I think its the bright vibrant papers which are just lush.

Thanks for stopping by today.


17 July 2010

Black, Pink & White

Good evening - well I am pleased to say that my laptop has been fixed and all my pictures, documents and music was recovered. Unfortunately I lost all my emails and contacts so trying to start again from scratch is a bit of a nightmare. So we have been out today and bought an external hard drive so if the laptop goes again, at least everything I have will be safely secure on the external hard drive - it has been quite stressful over the last few days, as the thought of losing everything just wasn't a pleasant feeling!

So here's another card I made for another one of the teachers at my school who will be leaving us on Friday and I have entered this into the following challenges (well I may be late or have missed one of them!)



For this card I used:-

  • Miss Anya Stamp
  • Card, Paper & Chipboard Flowers from Stash
  • Promarkers
  • Hobbycraft Gems
  • Anita's Peeloffs

I hope you like it - thanks for stopping by tonight.

16 July 2010

A Gem of A Challenge 6

Morning peeps - well its another miserable and windy day here in Coventry - I know we needed some rain, but really it is Summer, so some sun would be nice please!

Today's card is for A Gem of A Challenge 6 with their sketch and optional extra to decorate inside the card.


I'm really pleased with how this one turned out, although the camera hasn't done it much justice today! LOL.

For this card I used:-
  • Pink Gem Designs Snowflake Chloe Stamp
  • K&C Papers
  • Promarkers
  • Glitter
  • Kanban Snowflakes
  • Anita's Peeloff
  • Hobbycraft Mirri Card

Hope you all have a fab Friday!



15 July 2010

A Very Beary Merry Christmas

Evening all ..... well I'm lucky to be blogging at all today as my PC decided to give up on me this morning .... I get as far as log in and then it doesn't want to go! Nightmare as its only 18 months old ... so have managed to kidnap my other half's PC for a little while but as his is newer and he's on Windows 7 and I was on Vista, things are a little different to manouvre around, so its taking me twice as long to do things!

Anyhows, hopefully mine will be fixed very soon - I hope so anyway.

So here's my card for today, which I am entering into the following challenges:-

For this card I used:-

  • LOTV Christmas Ted Balancing Act Stamp
  • K&C Papers
  • Promarkers
  • Hobbycraft Gems
  • Hobbycraft Silver Card
  • Card from Stash using Sizzix Texture Plate

Hope you have had a great day and thanks for stopping by today.

13 July 2010

In the Garden

My second post for today - this card I made a couple of weeks ago, but have not yet shown as it was a commission for a friend for their Dad's 70th birthday last week. I have to say I was very pleased with the outcome of this card and they were thrilled with it as the brief was very brief! LOL. Dad loved it too apparently.


This is the inside - I used one of my 8" x 8" gatefold cards which I love using for this type of work - there is just so much space!


I am going to enter this into the Papertake Weekly challenge with their theme of In The Garden.

For this card I used:-

  • Kanban Patchwork Pals Set
  • MME Asparagus Papers
  • PM Pearls
  • Anita's Number Peeloffs
  • Computer Generated Inner Greeting
  • Die Cut Greeting
  • DCWV Cardstock

Stamp Something

Morning crafters! Well its gone alot cooler here in the Midlands and a little miserable too which is not great, lets hope the weather starts to pick up again very soon for when I finish work next week for the Summer!

Still struggling with my mojo, but here's a card I made for a friend which is suitable for the Stamp Something challenge using their recipe of 1 designer paper, 1 ribbon and 1 image.


For this card I used:-

  • PM Capsule Collection Sunshine Papers
  • Promarkers
  • The Greeting Farm Izzy Stamp
  • American Crafts Ribbon
  • DCWV Card
  • E-Z Rub-ons
  • PM Gems

Hope you like it and thanks for stopping by today.

11 July 2010

Manga Attitude

Hello again, my third and final post for today! This time a card for The Sugar Bowl challenge using their sketch.

I made this card last night and its not one of my better makes, seem to have lost my mojo this week as I've not really been happy with anything I've made and haven't really felt like getting into the craft room to make anything either, which is certainly not like me - lets hope it returns very soon!

For this card I used:-

  • Sugar Nellie Manga Girl #1 Stamp
  • Promarkers
  • PM Capsule Collection Red Hot Papers
  • DCWV Card using Sizzix Texture Plate
  • Hobbycraft Gems
  • Die Cut Greeting


Such a Cutie

Afternoon peeps, well I made this card for the Hidden Treasures challenge, but during the week Kelli informed me that she was no longer going to run the challenge blog as it was becoming far too stressful for her and taking the fun out of her cardmaking, so I may as well show it and also enter it into Simon Says Stamp Challenge using their photo inspiration.

Yes its a cocktail "Blue Lagoon" as the inspiration and here's my card. Now obviously the colours are slightly different, but you have to remember I also had a photo inspiration for the challenge it was intended for, hence the vibrant colours. Hopefully it will pass!

For this card I used:-
  • DCWV Papers
  • TGF Cheeky Beauty Stamp
  • Promarkers
  • PM Gems
  • American Crafts Ribbon
  • Cardstock from Stash using Sizzix Texture Plate
  • Die Cut Greeting

I hope you like it. Enjoy the rest of this gorgeous Sunny Sunday and thanks for stopping by.


Sunday Sketch & Stamp Challenge 32 - DT Card

Good morning all, I feel like I've been up for hours this morning ..... hold on a minute, thats because I have! LOL. The other half was wide awake at 6.30 am and brought me a cuppa at 7.00 am!! Still it made a change to be up bright and early, so we decided to pop out to the country to one of the large car booters for a wander and some fresh air. Have just returned and am now catching up in blogland with a cuppa!

So its time for another challenge at Sunday Sketch & Stamp and this week we have a sketch from Ger.

And here is my take on the sketch, which I have rotated. Its another leaving card for another of the teachers at my school who will be leaving at the end of term.

For this card I used:-

  • MME Quite Contrary Papers
  • Miss Anya Stamp
  • Promarkers
  • Flowers & Card from Stash
  • Anita's Peeloffs

We have a new sponsor for this challenge Fresh Brewed Designs and the lucky winner of this challenge can select 3 images of their choice from the store.


All you need to do to enter is follow the sketch, include stamping somewhere on your creation, post on your blog with a direct link to your post (not your blog) using the Inlinkz widget. You have until midnight (GMT) on 24th July to enter. Take a hop across to see the inspiration from the amazing DT members. Good luck!

9 July 2010

Pink Gem Candy!

WOW nip over to Pink Gem Design's blog as there is some great candy on offer.

You have until 6pm on 30th July to enter.




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