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28 November 2010

My This Boat is Heavy!

Hello, my second post for today!  Well I'm having a PJ day today as feeling very rough, full of cold and have a very sore throat, can't breathe and generally feel rubbish.  Just as well I stay indoors as its sooooooo cold outside!  Mark, bless him has just been out to buy me more tissues, cough sweets and some olbus oil!

I would also like to say a big "HELLO" to all my recent new followers, it's lovely to have you on board.

Anyways, here is my card I finished on Friday evening which I am going to enter into the following challenges:-

For this card I used:-
  • LOTV Sailing Boat Stamp
  • DCWV Papers
  • Promarkers
  • Button & Ribbon from Stash
  • X-Cut Scallop Border Punch
  • Nestibilities
Would love to have your comments, as always and hope wherever you are today, you are nice and warm and well!  Have a great Sunday.


Sunday Sketch & Stamp 42 - DT Card

Good Morning crafters, it's still really cold and frosty here in Coventry (had snow yesterday) and what's more I am absolutely full of cold and have a sore throat (keep losing my voice, much to the joy of my other half LOL!)

Well it's that time again for another challenge at Sunday Sketch & Stamp and this week it's Mira's fabby sketch.


This time we are sponsored by Freshly Brewed Designs and one lucky winner will receive a fab prize.

Here's my take on the sketch:-

For this card I used:-
  • Plum Purdy Too Much Snow Stamp
  • Promarkers
  • Iced Crystal Stickles
  • American Crafts Ribbon
  • Kanban Embossed Mirri Card Using Sizzix Spots Embossing Folder
  • MS Snowflake Punch
  • PM Gems
  • Anita's Peeloffs
  • Dovecraft Christmas Fancy Papers
I'm going to enter this card into the following challenges:-
Thanks for popping in today .... enjoy your Sunday wherever you are.

26 November 2010

Crafts 4 Eternity 61 - Twinkling Stars - GDT Card

Good morning folks, YAY it's Friday and it's that time again for another challenge at Crafts 4 Eternity.  This is my final challenge as a Guest Design Team Member - it's only been 4 weeks and it has flown by.  I have really enjoyed being part of their team.

Here's this week's sketch with the added recipe of including stars somewhere on your project.


And here's my take on the sketch.


For this card I used:-
  • Crafts 4 Eternity Mr & Mrs Owl Digi Stamp
  • Dovecraft Christmas Fancy & Papermania Verde Capsule Collection Papers
  • Kanban Mirri Card
  • Promarkers
  • X-Cut scallop Border Punch
  • Glitter Stars from Stash
  • Anita's Peeloff
I would like to enter this into the following challenges:-
Thanks for stopping by today and I hope you will enter the challenge for a chance to win a fabby prize.

24 November 2010

Birthday Cake

Megan had a fab Birthday yesterday and it was finished off with a Birthday cake ....... a monkey of course! LOL

23 November 2010

Happy Birthday Megan!

Good morning everyone.  Well today is my daughter Megan's 11th Birthday - where does the time go, doesn't seem five minutes since she was so tiny!  Here's my card which I made for her.

It's quite a simple 8" x 8" card and not very girly, but she is very into Monkeys at the moment - why I will never know, but I decided to go with it and make her a card with one on!  She was very pleased with it.

I'm going to enter it into the following challenge:-
Card Ingredients:-
  • Dustin Pike Monkey Digi Stamp
  • Dovecraft Christmas Fancy Papers
  • PM Gems
  • Promarkers
  • Computer Generated Greetings & Insert
Thanks for popping in today.

22 November 2010

So Very Angry With Royal Mail!!!

Hello ... I have just received the following in the post this morning and am absolutely outraged at my findings.  Its what was an A5 envelope which has been ripped open to only leave a square - not even the stamp or postmark is showing, so I can't even trace where it has come from and the contents have been removed.  It was in one of Royal Mail's envelopes stating "their sincere apologies".

This post is to basically find out who sent it ... so if the writing is yours please can you get in touch a s a p - my concern is if there was anything in it other than a card? I will be completing a compensation form anyway, but the more evidence I have the better. I am so angry I can't begin to tell you - its obviously an internal job!

Baby Blues

And my third and final post for today - phew! Am I on a roll or what this morning LOL.

This is for my friend and her husband who have also just had their first baby, but I decided to make a wall hanging instead of a card, something of a keepsake, so I hope they will like it.  Little Jake has been in special care since he was born on 10th November and finally went home with the proud parents on Friday 19th.


I'm entering this into the following challenges:-
Card Ingredients:-
  • Digi Stamp Boutique Baby Henry
  • Circle & Circle Scallop Nestibilities
  • Cardstock from Stash
  • Kanban Die Cut Letters
  • Hobbycraft embellishments
  • Promarkers
  • Button & Sparkly Stars from Stash
  • PM Gems
  • American Crafts White Velvet Ribbon
I'm really pleased with how this has turned out and am sure they will like it.  Thanks again for popping in today.  Hope you have a fab day wherever you are.

Babies, Babies & More Babies!

Hello again, my second post of the day!

Well it seems that alot of people I know are having babies at the moment and it's keeping me very busy!

This card is for two teachers who I work with who have just had their first baby.

For this card I used:-
  • Digi Stamp Boutique Baby Zoe
  • Promarkers
  • Papers from Stash
  • E-Z Rub-on
  • PM Gems
  • American Crafts Ribbon
  • Cardstock using Sizzix Texture Boutique Baby Embossing Folder
  • Kanban Mirri Card
I'm entering this into the following challenges:-
Thanks for stopping by again.

A Wedding Anniversary Wish

Morning peeps and what a really cold one it is as that!  Apparently snow is forecast this week - 6 inches!!  I really hope not (unless it's loads and I can have a snow day!) LOL.

I've managed to have a creative time in my craft room for once and here's the first of my cards.


This is another commission for my Cousin as it's her 7th Wedding Anniversary in early December, so I really hope she likes it.

For this card I used:-
  • Kanban cardstock, papers & die cut greetings
  • PM Gems
  • Computer Generated Insert
I think it's a simple but effective card, but would love to know what you think. 

19 November 2010

Crafts 4 Eternity 60 - Silver & Blue - GDT Card

Good morning peeps - hurrah it's Fantastic Friday and time for another challenge at Crafts 4 Eternity.  This week we have another fabulous sketch to work with and the theme is Silver and Blue.


Here's my take on the sketch and theme:-


Card ingredients:-
  • Crafts 4 Eternity Bundled Up Image
  • Promarkers
  • PM Gems
  • Die Cut Snowflakes & Scallops
  • Kanban Greeting & Mirri Card using Sizzix Texture Plate
  • Kanban & Paper Cellar Papers
This week's prize is 25 images from the Crafts 4 Eternity store.  I do hope you will play along.

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

17 November 2010

How Lucky Am I?

Well good morning .... no card today just yet.  Today is my Birthday and I am a very lucky lady to have received a silver Pandora Bracelet from my darling Fiance Mark - how chuffed am I - its just gorgeous.  He also bought me 3 charms, a bead with purple gems in it, a dog and a solid charm which says "together forever".

I've had lots of other lovely gifts too and my Sister bought me a whole box of crafting goodies - including a new MS punch, so I will be having lots of fun with those.

Have a fabby day, I know I will be.

16 November 2010

A Special Card

Good morning folks - well how cold is it today!?  I walked my daughter to school just before 8.00 am this morning as she has gym and it was sooooo cold, frosty and misty.  I am not liking this weather at all.

Now my card today is a commission from my Cousin for her daughter, who will be 9 in December.  I'm going to enter it into the following challenges:-

I've used an 8" x 8" gatefold card - the camera hasn't picked up the bright pinkness of the card unfortunately, but you get the gist.

Card Ingredients:-
  • Urban Belles Stamp
  • Kanban Cardstock
  • PM Gems
  • Promarkers
  • Kanban Die Cut Numbers & Letters
  • Kanban Mirri Card
  • Nesties
  • Ribbon from Stash
I always find commissioned cards a little tricky, even though you get a brief of what they like, you never know if they are going to like them.  Although I don't know why I worry so much, as have made loads of commissions and everyone has loved them LOL!

Anyway would love to have your comments on what you think, as they always mean alot.  I hope you have a good day and the weather is a bit better where you are today.

14 November 2010

Sunday Sketch & Stamp 41 - DT Card

Morning crafters, well its Sunday  and its that time again for another challenge at Sunday Sketch & Stamp.  This week Marie has provided a fab sketch for us to use.


And here's my take on the sketch:-


For this card I used:-
  • Pink Gem Designs Reindeer & Robin Digi Stamp
  • Promarkers
  • Ice Stickles - Crystal Ice
  • Paper Cellar Modern Christmas Papers
  • Cardstock from Stash using Sizzix Dots Embossing Folder
  • Card Candy
  • Ribbon from Stash
  • PM Gems
We are being sponsored this week by





One lucky winner will receive $15.00 worth of stamps from their store.

I hope you will play along with us this fortnight and I look forward to visiting your creations on your blog.

13 November 2010

Another Blog Award

Afternoon - well I have been lucky enough to receive another one of these awards from Claire - how fab is that!?  Now as I didn't get time to do it properly the first time when I received my first one from Donna,  here goes as there is a gift attached to it too!



To qualify for the gift, a $5.00 Digi’s With Attitude! Gift Certificate! I need to tell you 3 things about myself and then pass this on to 5 other lucky bloggers, so ......

1) I am so organised that I have finished my Christmas shopping! LOL
2) I love marmite - you either love it or hate it!
3) I don't like this time of year - I'm a Summer girl!

Lastly, you must display the Blog Award Badge in your sidebar and link it back to  Digi's With Attitude Blog. Here are my 5 selections:-

2) Debs

I would love to give it to you all, but I can only pick 5 - sorry!

12 November 2010

Crafts 4 Eternity 59 - I Believe in Santa - GDT Card

YAY its fabulous FRIDAY!  I am so looking forward to this weekend, feel I just need a really good few days to chill.  Going to go Christmas shopping at Touchwood in Solihull tomorrow to finish off the gift list, so looking forward to that washed down with a coffee and cake! LOL.

Well its that time again and another challenge at Crafts 4 Eternity.  The recipe this week is to use the sketch and a santa image.


And here's my take on the recipe:-


For this card I used:-
  • PM Deck The Halls Papers
  • Crafts 4 Eternity Elf Lexie & Elf Mike Digi Stamps
  • Card Candy
  • Ice Stickles
  • Pearlescent Card using Sizzix Embossing Folder
  • PM Gems
  • Promarkers
The lucky winner this time will have a choice of 3 digi stamps from the Crafts 4 Eternity shop.

I do hope you will play along this week.

Have a fab day all.

11 November 2010

Red & Gold

Well what another wet, windy, cold and miserable day - what is it with this weather!?  Luckily I haven't had to do the school run this morning, so I am warm and snug at home.

Now this card I made over a week ago and have only just got round to posting.  I missed the original challenge it was for DOH! However there seems to be plenty for it to fit, so here goes:-

It's not a very inspiring card, just a quick and simple make.  For this card I used:-
  • Paper Cellar Traditional Christmas Paper
  • Kanban Mirri Card using Sizzix Embossing Folder
  • Kanban Die Cut & Greeting
  • PM Gems
Hope the weather is better where you are today! Have a good one.

10 November 2010

Bugaboo DT Call

Morning peeps on this very cold but sunny morning here in the Midlands.  Today's post is just a quick one to enter the Bugaboo DT Call which I have left right to the last minute!

I thought I would give this one a shot - they are doing it in two stages, so wish me luck! LOL.

Here's my card using their recent freebie A Kid's View Winter which is just fab!


And now for two more of more favourite projects.  Now this was really difficult as there are so many of my cards and makes that I like, so had to narrow it down to these two:-



I really do like the Bugaboo range of stamps, they are so fun and funky and I think it would be absolutely brilliant to be part of their design team, so keep your fingers crossed for me!

Thanks for popping in today.

6 November 2010

A Nice Little Award

What a lovely surprise I had from Donna, who kindly passed on an award to me this morning.  Thank you hun for thinking of me!


Do take a visit to Donna's blog if you have time as she makes amazing cards at  My Happy Place

5 November 2010

Crafts 4 Eternity 58 - Doodle Tastic - GDT Card

Good morning and thank god its Friday!!  A few weeks ago I was extremely lucky to win first prize at Crafts 4 Eternity and as part of that prize a guest design spot for the month of November. 

Here's this week's sketch and recipe to include doodling somewhere on your creation.


This week's prize is a selection of 25 stamped images for one lucky winner.  Here's my take on the sketch:-

Card Ingredients:-
  • C4E Butterfly Kisses Digi Stamp
  • Promarkers
  • Wild Rose Studio Floral Paper Pack
  • Cardstock from Stash using Sizzix Floral Embossing Folder
  • Anita's Peeloff Greeting
  • Fineliner Pen
  • PM Gems
I hope you will play along this week and I look forward to visiting your creations.  Enjoy your Friday.

3 November 2010

Hello Scarecrow!

Morning everyone, well just a quick post before I head off to work - yesterday we had a lady from Ofsted arrive in the afternoon - a spot check and she's there all day today as well, so as you can image the school went on panic and stress mode to ensure everything is how it should be!!  Fingers crossed it will all be OK.

Here's my latest creation:-

I'm entering this card into the following challenges:-
Card Ingredients:-
  • MME Papers
  • Bugaboo Scarecrow Digi Stamp
  • DCWV Cardstock
  • Promarkers
  • Button from Stash
Thanks for stopping by today, hope you like the card and as always look forward to you're comments.  Have a great day!

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