Monday, 22 February 2010

Sophisti-cats DT Card

Last post before bed ;-)
This is the card I made for Sophsti-cats new challenge. the theme this week is embossing, as little or as much as you like.
Looking forward to seeing all you lovely entries :-)

Cuttlebug rose embossing folder chalked, Magnolia muffin stamp, Magnolia Tilda stamp, SEI chipboard flowers and craft candy

Night night

Greeting Farm Cheerleading Anya

Yet another great day travelling to work....NOT! 3 hours to get half way to work, only to give up and turn round and come home. What a waste of time. Never mind, the snow will be gone tomorrow hopefully. Hope you are all ok and not snowed in :-)

Basic Grey papers, cuttlebug rose embossing folder, Pink gem sentiment, The Greeing Farm Cheerleader Anya stamp, doily cut with my Cricut and bits from stash.

Pennys Challenge - Birthday

Short and sweet today :-) Gonna post my Sophisti-cats DT card and then off to Bedfordshire :-)

Sunday, 21 February 2010

Susie & Vikki's Christmas Club

Me again :-)

I made this card as a guest designer for Susie & Vikki's Christmas Club. The Challenge is to include holly, which I think I covered, he he. Pop over and have a go, the challenge doesn't end till Saturday 20th and it helps get you started on those million Christmas cards that we all find ourselves doing the week before Christmas,  lol.

Forever Friends Christmas Paper, MArtha Stewart star border punch, the stamp is from Stamp Addicts, Magnolia Jolly Holly, Spellbinders Nestabilities and its coloured with ProMarkers (surprise surprise )

Good luck to all that enter

Mothers Day Card

Hiya :-)

Hope youa re all well and having a lovely weekend. My weekend has been great. For the first time in a few months, we have disposable cash, yeah :-) So of course, I had to go shopping. Lots of clothes and craft shops later, I am a content bunny, lol.
Having a nice quiet day today making cards and just being a vegetable, lazing round on the sofa, etc.
This card is for my mother in law for Mothers Day

Motivet stamp, Basig Grey Lillikate paper, Nellies die frames, bits and bobs from stash

Charisma Card #7 Sketch
Basic Grey Colour Combo, Maroon, lemon and pink
Secret Crafters #71 Mothers Day
Quixotic Paperie #14 Something for Mum
Totally Gorjuss #18 Flower Power
Lots To Do - Use a Machine
Cute Card Thursday #100 Metal Mania  

Think thats enough :-)

Wednesday, 17 February 2010

Condolence Card For A Friend

Hi again

Another psot today :-) My friend asked me to do a condolence card for a friend of hers. I really struggled with what to put on it without making it look frumpy. But if you look at things that aren't frumpy, they seem too cutesie for a sympathy card. So I settled on the flower and added a butterfly to try and make it look different. Not sure whether it worked, but hey ho, my friend is happy with it and thats all that matters :-)

Ingredients - Flower image from the internet, sentiment printed in Powerpoint, Spellbinders butterfly die, Cuttlebug embossing folder.

Off to have some chips now :-)


Sophisti-cats Stitch Challenge

Evening :-)
I made this card for the Sophisti-cats challenge, but being in the Design Team, you cant upload it until the theme has been announced. Which is fine but then I forgot all about it, he he. Does anyone know where I can buy some more brain cells, lol
The challenge is to show some stiching on your card. I tried to sew but gave up after about 10 goes and thought I would just use some paper from my stash that has stitching on it, lol.

Ingredients - Greeting Farm digi stamp coloured with ProMarkers, Nellie oval die cut, flowers and papers from stash

I'm not going to enter this into any challenges as I just haven't had time to look at any, work just keeps getting in the way!

Hope you are all well :-)


Sunday, 14 February 2010

Pink Gem Design Challenge Card

Evening All :-)

Well, what a pooh game of rugby that was...Think England thought they were playing football or something !!!!! Oh well, at least they won and I got to stare at Johnny, lol.
Although I ahve made this card for the Pink Gem Designs Challenge, I think it will be a nice card for my mum. I cant decide whether I should give it as her birthday card or her Mothers Day card (the two dates are a week apart).

Ingredients - Papermania paper, Pink Gem dog stamp coloured with ProMarkers, some gem swirls I found at the back of the drawer and other bits and bobs

Challenges - Pink Gem Designs 1st Challenge - Use a Pink Gem Design Stamp, sketch and pink with gems
                              Crafty Angels #21 - Whats Your Colour
                              Stamp Something - Something Cute
                              Sassy Designs by Susie #8 - Hearts and Flowers
                              Stamp With Fun #45 - Hearts
                              Die Cut Dreams #34 - Have a Heart

Enjoy whats left of the weekend :-(

Magnolia Snowman Card

Woohoo, Xmas card number 8, how efficient am I being ????
Happy Valentines Day to you all, hope you are all being totally spoilt. As me and hubby are a bit skint at the moment, we didn't get each other presents, but he made me a lovely card, he even corouled the flowers in, bless :-)
He is going to cook me a curry later, so I cant wait for that :-)
Back to the card.......

Ingredients - Papermania papers, Magnolia Snowman stamp coloured with ProMArkers (for a change), Martha Stewart star border punch, Cuttlebug embossing folders and bits from stash.

Challenges - Friday Sketchers - Sketch #89
                     Bah Humbug - #6 - Snowmen
                     Fussy and Fancy - #4 - Dazzle Us                    
                     Frosted Designs - Star


Saturday, 13 February 2010

Miss Anya Card For A Friend

Hi Again

I just have to say that there are still so many nice people in the world. So many nice things have happened over the last few weeks, and its so lovely and makes such a difference :-)

Ingredients - Miss Anya stamp form the Greeting Farm coloured with ProMarkers, Papermania capsule paper, FIskars heart border punch, scallops and oval cut on my Cricut, hearts from a Spellbinders die.

Challenges - Papertake Weekly ~34 ~ Sketch
                     Crazy 4 Challenges ~C424 ~ Red
                     Polka Doodles ~ Week 6 ~ Hearts and Flowers
                     Anya Ink ~ #17 ~ Feel The Love
                     Little Red Wagon ~#15 ~ Red With Bling
                     Paperplay Challenge ~ 10 week 6 ~ Birthday for Someone Special

Thats it for today, hopefully more cards tomorrow whilst hubby spends the day cooking for me ;-)

Mo Manning Elephant Friend

Happy Saturday everyone :-)

Well, yet another Mo Manning card, can't seem to get enough Mo Manning images at the moment, lol.
Another good day today, I won Susie and Vikkis Christmas Club Challenge, woohoo :)
Can't believe I have won two challenges in a week, things are definately looking up :-)

Ingredients - Basic Grey Periphial papers, Mo Manning stamp coloured with ProMarkers, craft candy from Craftwork Cards, Martha Steart Doily punch, Prima flowers and sentiment done on the computer.

Challenges - Truly Scrumptious - #25 Sketch
                     Crafty Creations - #54 Friends
                     Raise the Bar #5 - Be Mine Forever
                     Paperplay Challenge - Birthday for Someone Special

I probably won't win anything this week, my luck can't go on for that long, he he. Oh well, you still have to try

Thursday, 11 February 2010

Another Mo Mannin Card

Hi everyone :-)

First post for this week. This week has been totally manic at work and I have just been exhausted when I get home, so little crafting has occured, boo ! But on the plus side, I won a challenge yesterday, yeeeaahhh, my first one :-) I won the Creative Inspirations Challenge and got a $20 voucher for Simon Says Stamp. I have been looking on their site and can't decide what I want, I want it all, he he. There is just no pleasing some people is there ????

Ingredients - Pink Petticoat Little Hearts paper, Mo Mannin stamp, Nestabilities Hearts and labels, Magnolia Loving Wishes sentiment stamp and bits from stash.

                     Die Cut Dreams #31 -
                     Pink Elephant #53 -
                     Mojo Monday #125 -
                     Creative Card Crew #44 -
                     Challenge Up Your Life #13 -
                     Tuesday Taggers - Love -
                     Double Dutch #36 -
                     Creative Card Challenge #6 -
                     Pennys Paper-Crafty Challenge Blog - Valentines -
                     Crazy 4 Challenges C4C23 -
                     My Time TO Craft Challenge #78 -
                     By the Cute and Girly - Love -
Think that just about covers it, lol. Almost forgot.... I got third place at ABC Christmas Challnge as well, yeeeahhh. GOnna try and turn off word verification now, didnt even realise it was on. May not manage it, so appologies. I may ahve to wait for hubby to come hone, lol

Speak to you soon


Sunday, 7 February 2010

Hanglar & Stanglar Valentine Card

Evening :-)
I couldn't resist making yet another card. I think my husband may divorce me soon as he never sees me, or maybe thats the way he likes it, lol.

Ingredients - Hanglar & Stanglar stamp from a fellow DoCrafter, Alota stamps chocolate heart box stamp,SEI Chocolat paper, bits from stash

Challenges - Stampin for the Weekend - Love is in the air -
                   Cutie Stampers #41 Love -
                   Papertake Weekly - Love Actually -
                   Stamp Something - Love Somethings -
                   Delightful Sketches & Challenges - Love -
                   The Corrosive - All you Need is Love -
                   Lilli of the Valley - Valentines -
                   Stamptacular #44 - Love is in the Air -

Thats it for today, back to work tomorrow :-( Why do I have to work ?!?!?!?


Magnolia Candy Tilda Christmas Card

Morning all :-)

Thought I would start nice and early today. I am really chuffed with myself, this is the 7th Xmas card I have made, how organised am I ?!?!?!?
Nothing much going on today... Gonna make a nice toad in the hole for dinner and a treacle steam pud, yum, to try and cheer sick hubby up :-)

Ingredients - Magnolia Candy Tilda stamp, Magnolia Jolly Holly stamp, Magnolia Xmas Letter stamp, Cricut snowflake embossing folder, Fiskars border punch, PaperMania Home for Christmas paper and bits from stash

Challenges - ABC Christams Challenge - C is for Candy -
                   Bah Humbugs #5 Holly -
                   Totally Gorjuss Sketch #16 -
                    If the Shoe Fits #21 - Red, White and Pink -

Have a great Sunday everyone :-)

Saturday, 6 February 2010

Cupcake Challenge Four Legged and Furry - Mo Manning Hamster

Evening :-)
Made this card a couple of hours ago, then went to have dinner and watch a film, but the film is boring me (it's not Disney :-( )so I thought I'd come and upload this card.

Ingredients - Basic Grey Origins papers, Mo Manning Hamster stamp, coloured with ProMarkers. Everything else from stash :-)

Challenges - Passion For ProMarkers #37 - All Creatures Great and Small -
                   Cupcake Craft #76 - Four Legged and Furry -
                   One Stop Craft Challenge #66 - Apple Green, Chocolate & Cream -
                   Mojo Monday #124 - Sketch -
Hope you are all having a nice Saturday :-)

Tilda Opening Present Card

Hiya :-)
Happy Saturday to you all. It's been a nice day today, I haven't relly done anything apart from pop to the shops this morning and then make this card. Of course, I then had to have the compulsory afternoon siesta and then wake up to watch the rugby. All those nice men in tight tops and shorts, yum :-)

Ingredients - Magnolia TIlda Openeing Present stamp, Christmas Tree stamp from a fellow Do Crafter, Scalloped circles cut on Cricut, not sure where the paper is from :-(, coloured with Promarkers

Challenges - Sketch Saturday - #89 -
                   Susie &Vikki's Christmas Club - Xmas Tree #3 -
                   Stamptacular #43 - Blue and White -
                   ABC Challenge - N is for New -

Back to the rugby now, drool, drool, lol

Friday, 5 February 2010

Mo Manning Fairy Card

Hello everyone :-)
Today started off as a really pooh day....2 hours on the M25 to get to work, followed by a 6 hour long meeting all through lunch :-( But then, after the 2 hour journey home ( at least I was looking at the M25 from the other side), I found out that I had been chosen to become a DT member for Sophisticats...Yeeeaaahhhh. Its the first time I have ever been chosen (the first one I ever entered actually), so I am mega chuffed :-)
Anyway, back to tonights card that I made as I can't go out due to hubby being so ill with swine flu. Someone has to mop his brow every now and then, lol.
Ingredients - Mo Manning stamp, Pink Petticoat papers (Large Snowflakes, Little Hearts and Stripes), coloured with ProMarkers.
Challenges - Friday Sketchers #88 -
                             My Time To Craft #77 - Fairy Folk -
                             Pollycarft Challenge #33-Things With  Wings
                             Quixotic Challenges #12 - Fairy -
                             Crafty Creations #53 - Wings -
                             Creative Inspirations #46 - Pink and Cream -
                             Pink Elephant #52 - Pink -

Fingers crossed that I may have my first win to go with my DT spot. I'm still smiling about it, he he

Thursday, 4 February 2010

Magnolia Valentine Card

Hi Peeps

Hope you are all well today. I made this card last night based on a sketch from Spoonful of Sugar.

Ingredients - Joker's Wild Quick Quotes Paper, Magnolia Devil stamp, Magnolia Love Letter stamp, Spellbinders Scalloped Hearts Nestabilities, Freebie text stamp from a magazine and bits and bobs from stash.

I'm going to enter this one into a few challenges........

Die Cut Dreams #33 - Red and Black With Love -
Crafty Cardmakers #13 - Hearts and Romance -
Creative Card Crew #44 - Valentines -
Spoonful of Sugar #89 - Sketch -
Penny's Papercraft CHallenge - Valentine / Love -
Papertake Weekly - Love -
Sophisticats -#20 - Love -
Paper Sundaes #3 - Love -
Lexi's Creations #6 - Valentines -


Wednesday, 3 February 2010

Sophisticats DT Call - Magnolia Poinsetta Card

Greetings :-)

I ahve made this card to enter into a few challenges and to be hoenst, it took me forever. You know when you just keep playing with it and you can't make up your mind whether it works or not ? I'm still not sure whether it works, think I may have overdone the poinsettas, lol.
At least it's Wednesday today which means that it's nearly Friday, thank Crunchie for that :-) I'm looking forward to a nice relaxing weekend, me and the mother in law watching Disney films together. Hopefully I'll get a chance to make a card or two as well.

Ingredients - Pink Petticoat large snowflake bubblegum paper, Magnolia bauble, Magnolia Tilda holding heart ornament, Magnolia poinsetta, Hero Arts Holly stamp, leaf punch and some bits and bobs from my stash.

Comments appreciated, so is a chat :-)

Take care

Tuesday, 2 February 2010

Savings :-)

Afternoon :-)

I just wanted to share something with you all that could save you some money :-) I can see now that you are all interested, he he.
Over at 'Oh My Crafts' they have tons of Cricut Cartridges and Spellbinders stuff priced very cheaply. The shop is in America so postage can be quite high, but I have solved that problem for you. If you go onto the following link there are coupons that you can use at the shop and these will cover most of or all of your postage.
I ordered 2 Cricut Cartridges (£29.99) over here, a Spellbinders pendant and a Cricut embossing folder. The whole lot, including postage and after using a 20% discount voucher, came to £44. Whereas if I had ordered it here, it would have come to at least £80. Oh happy days :-)
I received the stuff yesterday, a little over a week after ordering it, so the wait wasn't too long either.
The link for Oh My Crafts is

Happy shopping and I hope you manage to save some dosh