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28 June 2011

Oldie But A Goodie 22 - DT Card

Good morning everyone - well I am very honoured and excited to have been selected to join the DT on an Oldie But A Goodie.  I have had to keep this very quiet until today LOL.

So this week is an Anything Goes challenge and here's my card:

Card Ingredients:

Magnolia Tilda With A Hug Stamp
Vintage Papers
Trimcraft Cardstock
PM Gems
Anita's Peeloff Greeting

Our sponsor this fortnight is The Angel Company and one lucky winner will receive this fabby prize:

For some inspiration why not hop on over to the challenge blog and see all of the DT's fabulous creations.  Remember in order to play along you MUST use a stamp that is more than 6 months old - no digi images are allowed.  I look forward to visiting your blogs and seeing your creations.

I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Make It Monday
Alphabet H is for Half A Dozen
Thanks for popping in today.

27 June 2011

A Little Gift For You

Morning peeps - it looks like another hot one today in Coventry!  I will look forward to finishing work at 1.30pm to have some time in the sun!

Today's card is for the following challenges:

Card Ingredients:

PM Classic Christmas Papers
Bazzil Basics Cardstock
WRS Winter Millie Stamp
Poinsetta Stickers
PM Gems
Frosted Lace Stickles

Enjoy your day whatever you are up to.

26 June 2011

Off to Church We Go!

Hello again, back with another card, but first a piccie of my banana bread which I made today - I haven't baked for a while and just fancied it today LOL!  What do you think?  It actually is really scrummy.

And here's my card:

Card Ingredients:

PM Confetti Papers
LOTV Die Cuts
Bazzil Basics Cardstock
Magnolia Greeting Stamp
PM Gems

I am entering this into the following challenges:

Thanks for stopping by tonight.  It's going to be a warm one .... still have all my windows open!

A Bundle of Joy

Good evening everyone.  Well what a gorgeous day it's been - lovely and sunny and hot .... doesn't it just make you feel so much better.

Today's card is being entered into the following challenges:

Delicious Doodles 31 Cute & Cuddly
Sweet Stampin' Something Old, Something New (New Stamp & Old Pearls)

Card Ingredients:

Fizzy Moon A New Addition Stamp & Greeting Stamp
WRS Polka Dots & Vintage Papers
Trimcraft Cardstock
PM Pearls

25 June 2011

Pay It Forward Award

I have been very lucky to receive the Pay It Forward Award from my lovely blogger friend Marie Thank you sweetie.

The 'rules' for accepting the award are to mention the blogger who gave you the award and link it back to their blog and pay it forward to 5 bloggers.  So I have chosen the following 5 people:

Lisa (Wishcraft)
Sally (Scallywags)
Debs (Especially For You)
Liz (Buttons For Brains)
Debbie (Love Paper Crafting)
Hope you enjoy it ladies.

Happy Birthday Paul!

It's my Sister's Husband to be's Birthday today and here is the card I made for him:

Card Ingredients:

DSB Alf With Beer Digi Stamp
Buttons from Stash
Trimcraft Cardstock
MME Hattie Papers
Computer Generated Greeting

I am entering this into the following challenges:

Sketch & Stash 64 Vicky's Fabby Sketch
Digi Tuesday 116 Favourite Ice Cream Colours (Mint Choc Chip & Lemon)
Digi Stamp Boutique June Competition

Before I go, I would just like to welcome my new followers and hope you enjoy your visits.

See you again soon.

24 June 2011

Here Comes Summer

Well it's Friday and just where are those weeks going?  Can't believe there are only 4 weeks left until the Summer break!  I am still struggling to get into my craft room and make anything, but when I do, I am resulting to quick makes and this is one of them!  I had coloured the image in months ago!

Card Ingredients:

Prairie Fairy Summer Days Digi Stamp
MME Hattie Papers
Card Candy
Cardstock from Stash
Personal Impressions Greeting Stamp

I am entering this card into the following challenges:-

Anything Goes 43 Here Comes Summer
Stamptacular Sunday 116 Fun In The Sun
Papertake Weekly Here Comes The Sun
Make It Monday Anything
I Love Promarkers 71 Anything Goes
Fab n Funky 78 Summer Loving

Thanks for taking a look, your visits and comments are always appreciated.

Have a great weekend!

20 June 2011

The Christmas Club - My turn!

Hello everyone, hope you are all well?  Thank you for your good wishes for my Daughter's Summer Fete on Saturday, the weather was really changeable, one minute blue sky and sunshine the next wind and terrential rain! But we only had 2 downpours whilst I was there, which luckily cleared really quickly.

I hate to say it, but I am late again with my Christmas Club card for the Christmas Club!

 It was my turn last fortnight to choose the theme and I chose red, white and green and include a reindeer.

Here are my makes .... yep I made two!

Card Ingredients:

Vintage Papers
Dawn Bibby Designs Festive Rudolph Toppers
Bazzil Basics Cardstock
PM Gems

Card Ingredients:

Papermania Classic Christmas Papers
PM Gems
Bow from Stash

I am entering these cards into the following challenges:

Oldie But A Goodie 21 Where in the World? - My reindeer are from LAPLAND!
Moving Along With The Times 103 Inspired by A Song - "Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer"!

Thanks for stopping by this evening.

19 June 2011

Sunday Sketch & Stamp 60 - DT Card

Good morning and welcome to another sketch at Sunday Sketch and Stamp This week sees the turn of Kathrin who provided Team 2 with this fabulous sketch:

And here's my take on it, which gave me the chance to use one of my new LOTV stamps:

Card Ingredients:

LOTV Milly Just For You Stamp
Vintage Papers
Bazzil Basics Cardstock
PM Gems
Kaiser Crafts Flowers
Brads from Stash
Die Cut Swirls coloured with PMs

Why not hop on over to the blog to take a look at the rest of the DTs fabulous creations and join in with the fun this week.  I look forward to popping along to your blogs.

I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Stamp Something Something With Pretty Papers
Totally Papercrafts 71 Die Cuts & Punches

Thanks for popping in.  Have an enjoyable day whatever you are up to.

18 June 2011

A Little Box

Good morning everyone and a big welcome to my new followers, I hope you enjoy your visits and like what you see!  Well it's lovely and sunny here in Coventry this morning and I do hope it stays that way as it's my Daughter's Summer Fayre this afternoon - her last one before she moves up to Secondary school in September and they get to have their own stalls and she is also in the gym display too, so hopefully weather permitting I shall pop off later to see her.

I really don't know who is stealing the weeks from me, but the last two have flown by, I really thought this Summer term would be a long one, but with so much going on, it seems to be going very quickly indeed!

Anyway, todays make is my first Pay It Forward gift, which by now should have arrived at it's destination and I hope she liked it!

I filled it with some crafting goodies and a little tag.

I am entering this into the following challenges:

Divas by Design Anything But A Card
Southern Girls 21 Anything Goes
Delightful Anything Goes
Crafts 4 Eternity24 Embelishments Beginning with "R"
Hooked on Craft 1 Anything Goes

Thanks for stopping by today - I will be back on a catch up this weekend, so watch out for more posts!

Have a fab day!

12 June 2011

Let's Dance

Evening folks! Well what a miserable day it's been today ..... constant rain, wind and really cold to the point I've had to put the heating on ..... in the middle of June!

Managed to get a quick half hour in the craft room today and this is what I made:

Card Ingredients:

Magnolia Tilda & Edwin Dancing Stamp
Back to Basics II Papers
Die Cut Dreams Die Cuts
American Crafts Ribbon
PM Gems
Anita's Peeloff Greeting

I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Oldie But A Goodie 20 Lots of Layers
Stamp Something Something Punched

Hope you like what you see - enjoy your evening.

8 June 2011

A Graduation Success

Evening everyone, just a quick post tonight.

I made this card for my friend at work, for her daughter.

Card Ingredients:

Pink Cat Studios Lily Graduate Digi Stamp
MME Papers
American Crafts Ribbon
PM Gems
Rachel Anne Miller Greeting Stamp

I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Craft Your Passion 61 Anything Goes
Papertake Weekly Anything Goes

Hope you have a great evening - see you soon!

6 June 2011

Christmas Card Club

Afternoon everyone! Well I am very late with my card - sorry ladies.

Last fortnight Carol chose the theme and she asked us to use a Penguin, Pastels and a bow.  Here's my take on it:

Card Ingredients:

Cuddly Buddly Crafts Lily-boo Little Penguin Digi Stamp
PM Gems
Dovecraft Christmas Fancy Papers
Organza Ribbon from Stash
Anita's Peeloff Greeting
Crystal Ice Stickles

I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Digi Tuesday 113 Animal Friends
I Love Promarkers 68 Sparkly Bling
Stamp Something June Digi Day

It's my turn this fortnight to set the challenge for the girls and I have chosen:

Red, White & Green & Include a Reindeer

If you would like to join the gang, there is a list of us in my sidebar - anyone is welcome and we will add you to the list, it's a great way to getting those Christmas cards done without the mad rush in December!

Thanks for stopping by today.

5 June 2011

Sunday Sketch & Stamp 58 - DT Card

Hello peeps - it's Sunday and that time again for our next challenge at Sunday Sketch & Stamp

This week sees the turn of Christy with this sketch:

And here's my take on it:

Card Ingredients:

Sugar Nellie Bubbles Stamp
WRS Polka Dots Papers
PM Gems
E-Z Rub-ons
Bazzil Basics Cardstock
Die Cut Flowers
Frosted Ice Stickles

We are sponsored this week by Digital Delights

And one lucky winner will receive 3 digi images of their choice from their online shop.

I'm entering this card into the following challenge:

Dream Valley 8 Stamp Something

I hope you will join in with us this week and I look forward to popping over to your blogs to see your creations.  Hop on over to the challenge blog and take a look at the rest of the DT's fabulous work.

Have a great day!

3 June 2011

Anyone For Presents?

Evening everyone - what a gorgeous day it's been - hoping it stays like this for the weekend!  Back to work on Monday, have had a lovely week off, but my it's flown by.  Need to prepare myself for a whole 7.5 weeks term until we break up for the Summer hols. LOL.

It's been nice having Mark at home with me this week, but I'm sure he will feel strange when I go back on Monday.  He is actively looking for work, so hopefully something will come up soon.  I've prepared a list of outstanding jobs on the house though, which should keep him busy for a bit!

Right, haven't been in the craft room much and what time I have had in there is being spent on samples for my Sister's wedding stationery, which is keeping me busy, but have managed to make the odd few cards.

Card Ingredients:

Papers from Stash
Penny Back Stamp
PM Gems
Nesties Using Sizzix Dots Embossing Folder
Cardstock from Stash
Iced Stickles

I would like to enter this set of cards into the following challenges:

Bling It On 4 Embossing
CCAYR June Anything Goes
Southern Girls 20 Start of Winter Christmas

Thanks for stopping by today.

1 June 2011

Just Tracy's June - Strawberries & Cream - DT Card

Good morning! Well it's the first of the month and that means it's time for another challenge at Just Tracy's

This month the theme is Strawberries and Cream - yum yum!  The sponsor this month is  Crafty Sentiments Designs and all the DT were given some digi images to play with.

The prize this month is 3 digi images from their online shop.

So here's my take on the theme:

Card Ingredients:

Crafty Sentiments Design Vicky Digi Stamp
PM Gems
Papers from Stash
Bazzil Basics Cardstock
Dawn Bibby Designs Greeting Stamp Using Poppy Red Brilliance Ink

Hope you will join in with the challenge this month and pop on over to the challenge blog to see the rest of the DT's fabulous creations.

I'm entering this card into the following challenges:

Crazy 4 Challenges 89 Fave Vacation or Activity (Mine is Strawberry Picking as a Child)
Ooh La La 81 Happy Birthday

Have a great day!

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