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31 July 2011

Sunday Sketch & Stamp 66 - DT Card

Good Morning - It's Sunday which means only one thing ...... time for another challenge at Sunday Sketch & Stamp.  This week sees the turn of Sam who has provided us with this fabulous sketch:


And here's my take on it using the Sweet Santa Digi from Stitchybear Stamps.


Card Ingredients:

Stitchybear Sweet Santa Digi Stamp
Promarkers
PM Gems
K&C Papers
Kanban Embossed Swiss Dots Cardstock
Kanban Mirri Card
Frosted Lace Stickles

This week we are sponsored by Stitchybear Stamps


And there's a fabby prize on offer.

I hope you will play along with us this week and hop on over to the challenge blog to take a look at the rest of the DT's fabulous creations and inspiration.

I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Craft Your Passion 68 Christmas in July
Dare To Be Sassy 83 Christmas in July
Totally Gorjuss 91 Christmas in July
Allsorts 114 Free and Easy
  Sweet Stampin' Christmas in July
Secret Crafter 145 Monochromatic
  Crafty Creations 129 Christmas in July

Thanks for stopping by.  Hope you have a great day!

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29 July 2011

The Happy Couple

Morning ....... well what's happened to the weather? It's really overcast here in the Midlands today and quite muggy too .... it may seem that some rain is on the way!?  And I can't believe the first week of the holidays is over already too - it's just flown by.

I have managed to make a card this week, in between the wedding stationery that seems to be taking up so much of my time at the moment.


Card Ingredients:

DSB Cute Bride & Groom Digi Stamp
Promarkers
Stampin-Up En Francais Background Stamp
Brilliance Rocket Red Ink
Vintage Papers
PM Gems
Frosted Lace Stickles
Bazzil Basics Cardstock
Roses from Stash
Ribbon from a Thorntons Box of Chocolates!

I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Anything Goes 46 Pick of The Bunch (Flowers) 
I Love Promarkers 76 Anything Goes
  Totally Papercrafts 77 Bling It Up
  Digi Stamp Boutique July Competition

Thanks for popping in today.  Hope you have a great day whatever you are up to.

28 July 2011

Willow Sketchie Challenge - 28th July

Morning peeps - it's Thursday and time for another challenge at Willow Sketchie.  This week sees the turn of Shell with this great sketch:


All the DT used "Precious" digi image and here's my take on it - I rotated the sketch


Card Ingredients:

Willow Sketchie Precious Digi Image
PM Gems
Bazzil Basics Cardstock
Pink Gem Designs Fairy Wishes Greeting Stamp
Promarkers
Ribbon from Stash
Sizzix Candy Sprinkle Texture Plate

We would love you to play along with us this week as we are looking for more people to join in with the challenge.  Why not hop on over to the challenge blog and take a look at the rest of the DT's fabulous creations and inspiration.

26 July 2011

Oldie But A Goodie Challenge 24 - DT Card

Good Morning ..... hope everyone is well?  The weather has been gorgeous over the weekend and yesterday I had a very successful shopping trip with my Sister in Birmingham, looking for a wedding dress for her, once that was sorted we had a leisurely lunch at Cafe Rouge.

It's time for another challenge at an Oldie But A Goodie and this week sees the turn of Francesca who has provided the DT with this fabulous sketch:


And here's my take on it:


Card Ingredients:
 Magnolia Tilda on Rope Stamp
 Promarkers
 Hobbycraft Buttons
 DCWV & Stash Papers
 Bazzil Basics Cardstock
 Fiskars Scallop Punch Corner
 Round Punch

The prize this week is 5 stamps of the winner's choice from Stampelkallen:


 Remember the rules when playing along - you MUST use a stamp that is more than 6 months old and NO digi images allowed.  Hop on over to the challenge blog to take a look at the rest of the DT's fabulous creations and inspiration.

 I am entering this card into the following challenges:

    Totally Gorjuss 90 Punch & Die
  Allsorts 113 Free and Easy
Shopping Our Stash 10 Buttons

Have a great day and thanks for popping in.
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22 July 2011

And Another Thank You!

Evening all - well that's it I'm officially on holiday for 6 weeks, it's been an emotional week what with my Daughter leaving Year 6 and of course all the Year 6's at my own school too - such a busy term, so a well deserved rest is in order.

Here's another card I made for one of the TA's at my school who has been covering my post in the afternoons until I start full time in September.


Card Ingredients:

Stamp Fairy Digi Stamp
Dovecraft Piece of Cake Papers
Lace from Stash
Promarkers
PM Gems

I am entering this into the following challenges:

Fab n Funky 82 Animal Magic
  CRAFT 112 Thank You Teacher 
Stampin For The Weekend 13 Paws For Thought

Thanks for stopping by - hope you enjoy your evening whatever you are up to.

21 July 2011

Willow Sketchie Challenge - 21st July

Good Morning .... I am so excited as this is my first DT card for the Willow Sketchie challenge and I am very lucky to have started with the DT a week early!

The fabby sketch this week has been provided by Lis.


And here's my take on it - I made this card for my Mother & Father-in-Laws Anniversary which is today.


Card Ingredients:

Willow Sketchie Digi Image
Promarkers
Dovecraft Sugar & Spice Papers
American Crafts Ribbon
Bazzil Basics Cardstock
PM Gems
Kaisercraft Flowers
Brad & Die Cut Swirls from Stash
E-Z Rub-On Greeting

I do hope you will join in with the fun this week, it would be great if you could join in.  Why not hop on over to the challenge blog to see the rest of the DT's fabulous creations and inspiration.

Also, why not take a browse at the Willow Sketchie Shop  - there are loads of products available, including Willow designs stamps, Promarkers and Tilda fabrics - a great opportunity to stock up on some stash.

Thanks for popping in.

20 July 2011

Year 6 Leaver's Party

No card just some pictures I thought I would share with you of my Daughter Meg's Year 6 Leaver's Party.

I actually do feel quite emotional today - I have her Leaver's Assembly tomorrow morning, so no doubt things will only go downhill from then on!





Thank You Mrs Bassett!

Morning!  Just a quick post before I head off to work this morning.

This is the card I have made for my Daughter Meg's Class Teacher - Meg's is really into monkeys (as her Teacher very well knows!) so thought this image was perfect!


Card Ingredients:

Digi Stamp Boutique Marco & Flowers Digi Stamp
Promarkers
Back to Basics II Papers
American Crafts Ribbon
Kanban Mirri Card
Kanban Embossed Swiss Dots Cardstock
Bazzil Basics Cardstock
PM Gems
Computer Generated Greeting

I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Crafts 4 Eternity 28 3-2-1 Recipe (3 gems, 2 ribbons & 1 dp)
  Stamptacular Sunday 120 Animal Antics
  Die Cut Dreams 94 Animal Antics (4 Legs)
  Creative Card Crew Animal Antics
Digi Stamp Boutique July Competition

Thanks for stopping by.

19 July 2011

Sweet Little Girl

Good evening peeps - only 3 more get ups to go! Can you tell that Friday can't come quick enough for me? LOL - A much needed break and crafty time!

I seem to be on catch up with cards that I have made, but not posted, so here's today's make:


Card Ingredients:

LOTV Die Cut Image
WRS Polka Dots Papers
American Crafts Ribbon
Lace & Rub-on Greeting from Stash
PM Gems

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:

Totally Papercrafts 75 Girly Girls
Make It Monday 46 Anything
Papertake Weekly Getting Cute

Hope you are enjoying your evening whatever you are up to.

18 July 2011

Get Well Soon!

Evening everyone ....... hope you are all well?  I am on countdown to the Summer hols ..... only 4 more get ups to go LOL.

I've been struggling to find time to craft this term, as its been so busy, so will be looking forward to having more time to get into my craft room, but I still have a big job to do first and that's complete my Sister's wedding stationery!

So here is a card I made over a week ago which I would like to enter into the following challenges:-

I Love Promarkers 74 1 Ribbon, 2 DPS and 2 buttons/gems/brads


Card Ingredients:

Crafters Companion SWALK Get Well Soon Stamp
Promarkers
Ribbon and Cardstock from Stash
PM Gems
Card Candy (Coloured with Promarkers)
WRS Polka Dots Papers

Thanks for popping in.  Have a great evening, whatever you are up to.

17 July 2011

Sunday Sketch & Stamp 64 - DT Card

It's Sunday and time for another challenge at Sunday Sketch & Stamp. This week it's Mira's turn and she has provided the DT with this fabby sketch:


And here's my take on it:


Card Ingredients:

Digi Doodle Baby In Blanket Digi Stamp
Promarkers
E-Z Rub-ons
Cardstock & Doily from Stash
Kanban Embossed Swiss Dots Cardstock
PM Gems

This week we are sponsored by Digi Doodle Shop



All the DT were able to choose a digi stamp of their choice to use this week.  Why not hop on over to the DT blog and take a look at the rest of the team's fabulous creations and join in with us this week for a chance to win a fabulous prize.

I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Simon Says Stamp Anything Goes 
Allsorts 112 Free and Easy

Hope you have a great Sunday!

14 July 2011

Some Exciting News!

Good morning crafty peeps, unfortunately no card from me this morning, but I do have some fabby news to share with you all!

I have been selected to be part of the DT for Willow Sketchie and was over the moon when I received Sharon's email.




I won't be joining the team until the challenge on 28th July, but would love for you to pop over to the DT blog and become a follower if you are not already and do hope that you will join in with the challenges, which run weekly.


Willow Designs are a small company specialising in bringing the crafter quality products including digital and clear unmounted stamps.  

They pride themselves in creating original artwork, solely designed by artist, Sharon Armstrong.


Sharon's designs and work can be found in a number of UK craft publications where she works on a freelance basis.

Thanks for popping in.

12 July 2011

Oldie But A Goodie Challenge 23 - DT Card

Good morning - it's that time again for another challenge at an Oldie But A Goodie. This week the theme is to use ribbon and lace on your creations and don't forget you need to use a stamp that is more than 6 months old (no digi images allowed).

Here is my creation:


Card Ingredients:

CC Designs Laying Nora Stamp
Papers from Stash
Bazzil Basics Cardstock
Promarkers
Ribbon & Lace from Stash
PM Gems
Anita's Peel Off Greeting

Hop on over to the challenge blog to see the rest of the DT's amazing creations this week.  I do hope you will join in with the fun and look forward to seeing your makes.

I am entering this card into the following challenges:


Thanks for stopping by today. Have a fab day!

10 July 2011

A Weekend Away Blows The Cobwebs Away!

Hello everyone - sorry I've not been around much this week, has been extremely busy at work - only two weeks left now and on Friday I went down to Devon with Mark and we got back today.

Considering it was pouring with rain on the way down, once past Bristol it brightened up and stayed that way until we got back to Coventry and it poured again LOL.

No cards I'm afraid, but I thought I would share a few pics of my weekend with you - we have had a fabby time.

 The track down to the promenade in Teignmouth

 Torquay Marina

 The Harbour Pier in Torquay

 The Black Swans in Dawlish

 The Sands at Dawlish Warren

 Mark in Teignmouth Harbour

Me at Torquay Marina

Thanks for popping in.

4 July 2011

The Christmas Club - Liz's Challenge

Evening, here's my contribution to the Christmas Card Club.  Last fortnight saw the turn of Liz who set us the challenge "no patterned papers" and here's my contribution:


Card Ingredients:

LOTV James in the Snow Stamp
Promarkers
Kanban Enbossed Dots Cardstock
PM Gems
Kanban Mirri Card
Anita's Peeloff Greeting
Frosted Lace Stickles

Why not take a look at the other ladies cards, full list in my sidebar and don't hesitate to get in touch if you would like to join the gang - its just a group of us gals trying to get ahead making our Christmas cards.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

Crafty Sentiments Christmas in June
Craft Your Passions 65 Anything Goes

Thanks for stopping by.

Sunday Sketch & Stamp 62 - DT Card

Hello .... well I seem to have got my knickers in a twist this weekend as I totally forgot to publish my DT card for Sunday Sketch & Stamp - I had it all planned for next weekend when I am away in Devon .... what am I like? and nobody chased me for it either, which didn't help!

So this week sees the turn of Emma, who gave us this fabulous sketch to work with:


So better late than never, here is my card:


Card Ingredients:

Penny Black Daisy Bunnies Stamp
Promarkers
Trimcraft Cardstock
MME Quite Contrary Papers
Flowers from Stash
Anita's Peeloff

This week we are sponsored by Crafts 4 Eternity and one lucky winner will receive 3 digi stamps of their choice.


I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Hooked On Craft 2 Show Us Your Flowers
Forever Friends Birthday (Must Include An Animal)
Ooh La La 83 Summer Flowers
I Love Promarkers 72 Include Flowers
Colour Create 74 Fuchsia, Green & White
CES 43 Woodland Creatures
Penny Black Saturday 158 Desert Island Stamps

I hope you will join in with us this week - don't forget to hop on over the DT blog and take a look at all the other fabulous DT creations.

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