Thursday, 24 December 2009

Merry Christmas Everyone!

Hi all...
This is my last post for a few days as we are leaving for my sister's in about an hour. The car is jam packed with presents and bags!

Today's card is the last order that I was given...a family of snails!
Thanks again to Susie who had these cute die cuts.

I do hope that you all have a very 'Happy Christmas Day' and Boxing Day spent with family and friends!
See you back here in a couple of days....♥

Tuesday, 22 December 2009

A Shaggy Dog Story...

Here is another card order from last week...
'Thank you so much' to Susie who bailed me out by sending me this scruffy dog die cut. I hate turning down orders but sometimes it's more trouble than it's worth but she came to my rescue....
I don't have any close ups as it was very dark outside and the flash made them look awful. I had to rush off to school so just the one photo!

I'm still reading my 'Twighlight' book and last night I read 'Midnight Sun' which is on Stephanie Meyers website. This is an unfinished draft of 'Twilight' but told from Edwards viewpoint and it is gripping! It got leaked onto the internet so she has put it on for all to read...200 pages.
I really hope she decides to finish it as it will be another excellent book.

I hope I can do some cardmaking tomorrow...only one last present drop at 3pm to do!
Hope you are all taking it easy now and looking forward to Thursday and Friday.
Pop back again soon...♥

Monday, 21 December 2009

Little Donkeys...

Hi all...
I have been out this afternoon to a little gathering...eaten some sausage rolls and had a good old natter. The girls enjoyed spending time with their friends.
Some of the quieter roads are like ice rinks so I am glad to be back inside in the warm now and showing you one of my cards made last week.
Simple request...two donkeys kissing!

But personal orders are never that easy. The donkeys had to be drawn by hand. I coloured them with PM's and then cut them out. The sprig of mistletoe was from a free stamp set that came with a mag...years ago! Customer was very happy...phew!

This award was given to me from Denise at 'Stamping Vacation' for my simple button card which I posted up just before I went off Thank you Denise for picking my card as one of your top 3 and for the lovely comments from your followers.
Last few Cd's arrived in the post today so more wrapping tonight...
Please leave me a comment and have a lovely evening!!!
Come back soon....

Sunday, 20 December 2009


OH MY GOODNESS.....How lovely to be back with my DT card for Susie's Sassy Challenge, which was due on Thursday!
Computer is back but we are not expecting it to last too much longer and I think another new hardrive wil be installed in the New Year but until then I'm happy to be blogging and shopping and generally knowing what's going on in the Big Wide World.

So first of all, Susie's challenge is 'A touch of Gold!
I made this card using some background paper sent to me by Jane..(cupboard under the stairs)and some DCWV flowers. The centres from glitter card were the leftover cuts from a butterfly wing die.

The final flourish sequins and padded butterflies!
Do join in with us and let us come and view your creations....

Last picture Christmas tree!
I'm feeling a bit more Christmassy now that school has finished and my shopping is almost done.
I was at the cinema on Friday night with my two bestest mates and out with hubby and other Sussex refs last night for a few drinks. Tonight I am sending girls to bed early and finishing the pressie wrapping!
Last bit of news...Martha Stewart doily lace edge punch has arrived from Simon says stamp Challenge...It's so gorgeous!!!
So good to be back...please come visit and leave me a comment!
Bye for now...♥

I'm still here!

Hi Ladies...
Well it has been a week since the hardrive died on our main computer.
We called our the engineer who has fixed it before and he came to pick it up but he has had lots of work on and christmas things to do so we are still waiting...and it is agony!!!
I am using a very old slow laptop.
So many apologies and I hope you bear with me.

So what have I been doing...
I have been to see 'Twilight New moon' for the second time. Just love it.
I have read the first book 3 times and have all the others under the Christmas tree.
The Christmas shopping is nearly done.
I have a few get togethers planned, drinks and nibbles and the girls are visiting friends and going to parties.

Our trip to New York looked a bit doubtful at the beginning of the week, thanks to B.A cabin crew at Heathrow but it is still on for now and we are getting things together for our departure on the 30th December!

I do hope to do a proper Christmas post with photos very soon.
You can view my latest DT card for Susie's Sassy Challenge over on her blog...the theme is 'A touch of Gold'....

Please leave me a comment or send me some news or gossip...I am trying to get round to some blogs...laptop time allowed!
Until next time...

Monday, 14 December 2009

Poorly computer....

Hi all....
No cards to show you today as our main computer has thrown a wobbly and hubby has taken it to the Docs. I am doing this on the laptop which isn't networked.

My good intention to craft today went out the window as I made a trip to Matalan and came out £50 poorer!
How all those £2 stocking pressies add up. Then I got a call from my friend and we ended up going for a pub lunch by Fontwell racecourse!
What a bad girl!
I am hoping to do some cards tomorrow afternoon and get some pressies wrapped.
I may be lured away to Crawley one day this week for some Christmas shopping and lunch with my sister...always a nice treat!!

Hope to be back to normal service with some cards to show asap...I have some unusual ones to show that were orders from my sales evening....snails, shaggy dogs and donkeys!!!!! Pop back soon for those. Bye for now...

Friday, 11 December 2009

A cute little mouse....

Good Afternoon ladies...
I am in a very good mood as I have finished another 2 NVQ units today and been told I don't have to go in to school next week.
So I have the whole week to Craft, on my own at home, while girls are at school!!!!!!! I am so excited!
My card today is of this cute little mouse scurrying in the snow to deliver her present...It is of course one of Dulcies designs from the Wild Rose Studio CD.

I have used some Red gingham paper and flowers cause I love them so much!

No time to look at any Challenges today...I have to be off out again in a few minutes and then pick up from school.
Hope you all have a lovely weekend!
More cards and chat later ♥

Tuesday, 8 December 2009

Winter Sparkle....

Good evening ladies...
I must just say 'Thank you' to those of you who made a comment on my last post to tell me that I had won the Challenge prize on Simon Says blog. $25 to spend! I contacted them and have put in an order for a Martha Stewart punch....You are all fab for letting me know!!!!
I feel very lucky this week as I also got £10 to spend at Bunny-Zoes store as well.
I ordered some prima flowers. Christmas has come early for me!!

My card today is of girl shopping from Wild Rose studio!

I'm entering this into the following Challenges...

1.Crafty Calendar challenge...'Winter Sparkle'

2.Paper Cutz challenge..'Digi or handstamped Christmas image'

3.All that Scraps Challenge...'Christmas'

4.Allsorts Challenge....use the colour 'Purple' I hope my lilac shades and purple jewells are ok!

I have done a little bit more Christmas shopping today but I really need to make more cards...the clock is ticking down really fast now...
Thanks for stopping by...must go and put PJ's on and write and wrap!!!

Monday, 7 December 2009

A Simple Button card.....

Good Morning everyone....
just a quick post today as I have lots of sorting out to you all do!
I had a busy weekend at home doing the tree all the decorations...I will post up a photo later!
Hubby is wrapping up pressies this morning and I am going to start writing out some cards and putting some things in the post.
I'm showing a little simple button card today and entering it into the following Challenges...
1. Stamping vacation...Pick 3.
I chose: Use a sentiment Embellishment
Do not use any stamps
Make a card with lots of white space.

2. Susie's Die Cut dreams..
Challenge 26 Colour Combo...Sage and Onion stuffing..Green, Cream and Beige.

3.Creative Card Crew...Christmas!

Hope you are all getting on with your Christmas shopping...I have done one day so far and I am now looking to do the rest on line!!!!
More chat soon...Bye for now!

Sunday, 6 December 2009

A little Bird house in your soul....

I was asked by one of the teachers for a 'New Home' card for someone moving house last week so as I had all the Christmas things out I had a little idea of a birdhouse with a little Robin inside.
I bought this gorgeous little bird stamp earlier this year at the Brighton Show and once he was coloured in with some traditional Robin colours, he looked very much at home in his red and green house.
This photo was taken very early Friday morning just before I had to pack up all my cards so as it was quite dark and I was short on time I didn't do any close ups.

I had a lovely surprise comment on Friday from Georgia at the Crafty Calendar Challenge blog to say I had one a £10 Voucher to spend at Nicola's 'Bunny-Zoe's store' as a prize for winning the November challenge....Thanks so much!
A little early christmas pressie for me then!!!

Thanks for all the lovely comments...hope you come and visit me again!!
Bye for now...

Saturday, 5 December 2009

Crafty Chicks in the Christmas barn....

Welcome to 'The Crafty Chicks Christmas Barn Sale'.

Three friends who all get together and sell their craft items in a Barn.
Come and have a look round.

We have all been so busy, sewing and sticking and painting!

We were open two evenings this week from 6pm til 9pm.......

On sale were Handmade cards (made by me), Bunting, Pottery Cupcakes, Wreaths and garlands, Tree trims and silk hearts, Aprons and Jewellery!

We served mulled wine and mince pies and had a great time!!!
Thanks for stopping by...Lots of cards to show you so pop back again soon!

Thursday, 3 December 2009

My DT card for Susie's Sassy Challenge!!

Do you love Buttons and Bows?
If the answer is 'YES' then Susie's Sassy Challenge is the place for you. This is the theme for our third Challenge....

I used another Wild Rose Studio Image and added on some red spot flowers with yellow buttons to match the colours in the image.

I added more buttons along the bottom threaded with twisted paper twine.
Click on the link in my side bar to check out all the other DT cards and join in the fun!
I have been busy selling cards in the barn with my two 'Crafty Chick' friends this evening and I will show you some photos at the weekend!
Another full on day tomorrow at my market stall in the in the afternoon and back at the barn in the evening! Phew!!
You can tell it's Christmas!! Thanks for looking...More chat later!

Tuesday, 1 December 2009

Is it time to put the tree up?

Good morning girlies!
WOW...I have a job list as long as my arms and legs put together!
Eldest daughter told me last night that she has to go to school dressed as a Victorian child tomorrow!!! So out came the calico and sewing machine and I spent all last night making an apron/smock thing to go over a brown skirt and top.
Not what I had planned for the evening!
I went Christmas shopping with a friend yesterday and I am already fed up with it...and I was only doing the stocking fillers! We are scaling down this year as we are off to NEW YORK on the 30th December! So am hoping to do some shopping then!

My card for you today is another image and co-ordinating paper from the Wild Rose Studio Christmas CD.

This is perfect for my daughters as they love helping decorate the tree which will be out and up in a few days.

I am having another busy week...out for a meal at the pub tonight with the school fundraising mums and then I have my 'Crafty Chicks' sales evenings Thursday and Friday!
Lots to do so I shall be back with you soon. Susie's Sassy Challenge #3 will be coming along this Thursday...where has that fortnght gone??? Bye for now....

Saturday, 28 November 2009

Christmas Fairs....

Good Morning Bloggers.....
Just a quick catch up post today...It has been a busy few days.
We had the school Christmas Fair on Friday so I was in school all day and then I went straight from there to the next village where I had my own stall!

Here are a few photos of my cards. I sold a few and had some nice chats but it was a lot quieter than previous years!

I will showcase these Reindeer boxes at another time....
Anyway , this is just the first. I have 2 'Crafty Chicks' evenings and a market morning next week!
We are off to visit friends in Oxford for the weekend so I will say 'Goodbye..have a great weekend'...Thanks for dropping by!

Wednesday, 25 November 2009

Peace on Earth.....

Good evening to you all...
You may recognise this beautiful Angel...My favourite digi-stamp from the Wild Rose Studio Christmas CD...

I made one card for a DT project and sold it the next day so I have made a few more!

I have used the same cream handmade paper and distresssed the edges, chalked them with a warm gold glow and stitched them.

I tied the theme together this time with a Sizzix die cut Dove!

I am entering this card into the following Challenges...

1. Simon Says...'Winter Love'

2. Play along Monday #18...'Your favourite Christmas stamp'.

3. Papertake Weekly....'Christmas'

4. Kraftin Kimmie...'Merry Christmas ,Happy Winter'.

5. Fabs Xmas card challenge...'Ladylike'

I am very tired from a day at school and looking forward to a night in front of the TV although I think my NVQ folder will be on my lap while I write up some notes made today!
The film last night was fabulous but still left me wanting more....Edward Cullen...yummy!!! Thanks for dropping in...see you again soon!

Tuesday, 24 November 2009

Wild Rose Studio 'Teddy in Stocking'

Hi all...
I am having another lovely day at home crafting and chillin'!!!
It's the calm before the storm as It's Christmas Fair at school 4-6pm on Friday and I have my first fair selling cards the same evening 6-8pm!!! So from tomorrow it will be a busy week! We are away in Oxford visiting friends at the weekend so this is my last Craft day!
Todays card is made using the Wild Rose Studio Christmas CD which I know I keep on about but it really has been the base of all my cardmaking this year!!
And while we are on the subject...Congratulations to the 4 new DT members that Dulcie has chosen to work with her stamps and papers....You can check out their fabulous blogs from the Wild Rose Studio blog!

This cute Teddy peeping out of the stocking is just so adorable!!
I am entering this card into the following Challenges...

1.Simon Says ....'Animal Antics'
2.Creative card Crew...'My favourite things'...
Obvoiusly..Christmas is top of my favourite things list along with buttons and
ribbons and presents!
3.Follow your heart...Try it out Tuesday Challenge #45...'All Buttoned Up'.

The background paper is DCWV and I threaded the little buttons onto twisted paper twine from East of India!

The tags I bought from Lakeland last year when they were selling off their craft stock!

So I have found a willing victim/friend who is coming to the cinema to watch Twilight..New Moon with me...tonight! Very exciting!!!
Drop back again soon for more cards and chat!!

Monday, 23 November 2009

A cardmaking weekend!!!

Good Morning all...
I am full of the Joys of Christmas...
I had a lovely relaxing weekend at home cardmaking and watching TV. We were all pretty tired after our busy weekend in Brussels and it has taken a while to recover as we all went straight back to school and work etc...the rest of the week.... so a few days at home is just what I needed!
So another Christmas card for you!

This is a Pink Gem Image and I am entering this card into the following Challenges...

1.One Stop Craft #56..'Snowflakes'

2.Colourcreate...Green, Red and White.

3.Stamping Vacation...Pick 3 fom the list...I picked... Buttons, Crystals and Glitter!

You can link to all these blogs via my side bar!

I have also discovered this weekend that I am a 'Twilight' fan having watched the first film on Sky Premiere!
The cinema was packed for its launch on Friday night and all showings 'Sold Out' so I shall have to wait a few days and find some friends to go with to see 'New Moon'
It looks brilliant!
I have also been watching 'True Blood' and does anyone remember 'Moonlight' about the vampire private detective? These guys are certainly hotter than Vincent Price!

So... I have quite a few cards on the go now and lots to show you this week!
Thanks for dropping by.....Please leave me an interesting comment to read!
Bye for now!