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Saturday, 31 October 2009

Tilda with sledge...


Afternoon Ladies......
Today has just whizzed by...although it doesn't help when you knock over a cup of tea on the computer desk just as you start to begin your post!
All cleared up now but I am very behind.
Girls just getting changed into their cute Black cat outfits and then we are off to the village hall for the Kids Halloween party and then back to the close for some 'Trick or Treat' and home made soup and Hot Dogs with the neighbours.
My card today is the gorgeous Christmas Tilda with sledge.

I have made a few of these in different colours and this is the pastel one. I coloured her with PMs and added a bit of shading with a soft grey blendable pencil.
I added some punched snowflkes with white sequin centres down one side and small fluffy blue pom poms on wire down the other.

She is glittered with crystal sparkles and I've used some blue sparkly ribbon along the centre and on the 'Let It Snow' tag.
I'm entering her into the following Challenges.
1. Winter Wonderland....Open theme this week.
2. Creative Card crew...Snowflakes
3. LaLa land...Ribbon


Must go and get some black clothes on now and get my witches hat....'Cackle cackle'
Have a very Happy, safe and fun filled Halloween evening!!

Thursday, 29 October 2009

Susie Sugar's New 'Sassy' DT and some challenges..

Good Morning ....What a lot to chat about today!!!
Have you heard the news?

I was one of the lucky girls chosen by Susie Sugar to be on her design team for her new 'Susie's Sassy challenge'. Along with 3 other new designers:

Allissa....http://allissa-designs.blogspot.com
Denise...http://thecraftyden.blogspot.com
Jane...http://milliesmarvels.blogspot.com
You can link to their blogs on my side bar.

The challenge will run every 2 weeks starting Thursday 5th November and will be a big prize of £50 worth of kit...If you know Susie's wonderful shop it wil be a fabulous collection of crafty things.
Starting from December the prize for the first challenge will be a Guest DT spot and the second challenge winner will get more yummy stash.
So I will let you know more details on that and have links set up in the next few days. I can't wait to get going and be part of this wonderful team!


So onto my card today which was another order and fits into a couple of challenges;
1. My time to Craft Challenge ...the theme is 'Rip it up'...I ripped the waves.
2. Alphabet challenge...B is for ..BLUE. I hope the Big Blue sea will count.


I have visitors today so I am off to entertain...see you soon!

Wednesday, 28 October 2009

What's on your desk Wednesday?


View to the left.

view from above.

View to the right.
Oh dear...whichever way you look at it.....It's still a mess!
So, what is on my desk this Wednesday? I've been doing some reindeer christmas cards, so flowers and buttons, Wild Rose Studio reindeer image and handmade paper.
My button box is an old Partylite votive box and it still has the beautiful smell of the candles when I open it.

And here is one of the finished cards. As there are 4 images to a page, I have been making them all up and just putting a different little accent at the bottom next to the greeting.


This one was flowers but I have buttons and a star and jewell on the others.

So ...It's getting dark...girls are in and getting in the bath. My Cousin is coming across from Bournemouth for a visit tomorrow with her little ones and my Aunt so we are looking forward to having them here for lunch.
Hope your christmas crafting is coming along...Thanks for dropping by...please leave a kind comment!

Tuesday, 27 October 2009

My Christmas cards...sorted!


Evening peeps....
I started doing some Christmas cards in August and like a lot of you I did them for challenges and with new stamps but they were all one offs and very involved and and while they were great to go in my stock to sell at Craft fairs, the 100 or so that I had to make to send out were still looming over me and I hadn't found my groove with it! But after finding a pack of handmade cream paper I got to work with the images from Wild Rose Studio and now I have made a start!

The solution really is to keep it simple so I printed off some of the images and coloured them in with my promarkers...chalked the edges with a warm golden glow then added lots of glitter and layered them on coloured card before attaching them to the thick cream handmade paper.

The Angels and fairies are just so pretty.

The finishing touch is a colour matched flower with ribbon and the greeting.

I'm entering these into Danni's 'Flutter by Wednesday challenge' which is to use fairies or butterflies on your cards.
I'm looking forward to making the reindeer and mouse now.
Hope you have had a nice day today ...Thanks for dropping by!

Monday, 26 October 2009

Fright Night!!


Hi there Ladies...Isn't it dark out now?
I have spent another day blobbing in my joggers and planning christmas cards. Had a few friends round for a cuppa. My friends little boy came round to show me his broken arm in a cast. Ahhh!
Tomorrow we are going to see 'Fantastic Mr. Fox' so I will have to wear some proper clothes to go out and about.
Just spoken to the neighbours to plan our Saturday 'Fright Night'! We are all walking down with the kids to the village hall for the Halloween activities...fancy dress competition...spooky food...apple bobbing...lucky dip etc and then we are back in the close for some 'trick or treating' and sausages and soup on the green.
So here is another Halloween card and this one is entered into a few Challenges.
1.Crafty Creations...All Hallows Eve.
2.Cupcake Craft...Things that go bump in the Night.
3.Kaboodle doodle...Halloween
4.Cinema Saturday...'Hocus Pocus'
5.Tuesday Taggers...Halloween
6.Crazy 4 Challenges...'It's all geometric'... use 3 different shapes.(Square, Circle, Rectangle)

I do love my buttons and this DCWV ribbon!

The ghost shapes are Sizzix, of course. A few years old now.

I was sorting out a pile of 'stuff' that was next to the T.V in the bedroom the other day and found a natural handmade paper pad that I bought at the Eden project in Cornwall 3 years ago...new, unused and still in its wrapper!!!
Why do we do that? So I ripped it open and have been putting it to good use...the orange front cover I used on this card and the cream paper I have been using for some Christmas cards which I will post up soon!
So X factor rant... John and Edward still going strong?????? and poor Danyl in the sing off????? What is going on?
Thanks for dropping by... Bye for now!

Saturday, 24 October 2009

Half term...yippeee


Good morning all...Thank goodness its Saturday!!! and a week off!!!
Such a busy week...organising a Christmas sale evening for the 'Crafty Chicks'. That's me and 2 friends, Polly and Fiona, who sell our crafts together in Polly's Barn. Then I had more Chocoholics parties to attend and the school Disco was on Wednesday evening and when you have been in school all day anyway ...it was tough!
I have been doing NVQ work packs every evening and have 2 more units to get verified!
I have had no crafting time this week so I am showing you my last card order...A wedding card with a pink gerbera theme.


Close up of the Butterflies.... This is a sizzix sizzlets die!

I added some beads and sparkle!

Today I am with my youngest as hubby is at Football and my eldest is at a swimming and Pizza party til 3.30pm. Tomorrow hubby will be at Wembley for the NFL game so more crafting and blobbing with the girls...they are pooped also and as it is rainy and windy are very happy to watch DVDs and play on the Wii, draw, read etc....

I have quite a few doll body card orders for a neighbour so I am off to do those!
Hope you all have a lovely weekend and week off if applicable!
More cards and chat soon.....

Thursday, 22 October 2009

Wild Rose Studio Xmas paper


Evening ladies...
It's been another busy week and I still have an action packed day tomorrow.
I am showing you some more beautiful paper from the Wild Rose Studio Christmas CD and this time I wanted to use this pretty poisetta paper printed in pink to make a goody bag.

The template for the bag is from Papermania and is really easy to make.

I cut and decoupaged one of the flowers for the gift tag and added some glitter, beads and ribbon! I think these would be great on the dinner table with a little gift/sweets inside.


So I am doing Art tomorrow morning with Year 3/4 and have the AGM of the Parents committee in the afternoon. I have done my 2 years as Chair so am passing the torch on to another member of the group. Lots of paperwork and handouts prepared for that. I met with my assessor today and I have passed another 2 units of my NVQ and have 3 others already half way done!
I'm off to watch some T.V with my hubby now..nearly forgotten what he looks like!
Thanks for dropping by.....Take care...Bye for now!

Tuesday, 20 October 2009

Snow girl and 3 challenges!


Good Afternoon to you all...
Why does it pour with rain just as you have to go and stand in the playground to pick up from school? We have just had parents evening and I had two glowing reports from my girl's teachers!
They are both in the top groups for Numeracy and Literacy and doing very well in all aspects of school life...so I am very pleased!!! This is especially good for my 6 year old who is the youngest Year 2 and is in with mostly 7 year olds, holding her own!

My card today is using my 'girl with presents' again from the Christmas Wild Rose Studio CD. I printed off the co-ordinating background paper as well.

I am entering this card in 3 Challenges:
1. Die Cut dreams.....'Winter Wonderland theme'.
2. Fun with shapes and more...'Something Christmassy but not traditional colours'.
3. Paperplay #39...'use your favourite embellishment',(I have used my top two favs.....being Buttons and Ribbon)


I have been doing some more card orders today but it's getting quite dark now so I am going to have some tea and then relax before an early night.
In school tomorrow and assessor is in this week so must read for a Q&A session on Health and Safety....Thanks for dropping by...bye

Monday, 19 October 2009

Civil wedding card....


Afternoon ladies...
Hope you all had a good weekend! We spent Sunday visiting some old friends who used to be our neighbours at our first house in Crawley. That was when we were all young,free and single, back in 1994! We met in the Show Home and then discovered we had bought houses next door to one another!
5 kids later...they have triplets....and we are still best Buds.
We had home made Shepherds pie for dinner with Apple pie and custard for pud! Lovely.

So ..onto todays card which was an order made for a couple getting married on Saturday!

This is when personalised handmade cards are great as I'm sure it must be difficult to find Civil ceremony cards for same sex marriages.

My sizzix dolls are still very popular and I love dressing them up!

Off to do some more orders and have a cuppa. Hubby has offered to collect the girls from school so I have an extra hour to play with! Thanks for popping by....

Saturday, 17 October 2009

Christmas Shopping Girl....



Hi there all...hope you are enjoying your Saturday...
I am at home...cardmaking, eating coffee cake and drinking tea and watching films with the girls! Quite lovely!!!
Now I have a list in front of me of things to remember to write on this post so away we go......

This cute girl with presents image is from the new Wild Rose Studio Christmas CD along with the pink snowflake background paper. Dulcie must have worked so hard to come up with all of the beautifuly drawn cute images and background papers to print off. More of them to follow in the run up to Christmas....
Now this card fits into 3 challenges...
1. Simon says Stamp...where the challenge was to follow the sketch.
2. Creative Card Crew...where the theme was 'Scallops'
3. Stamp something...where the challenge was 'Bling' including any thing that sparkles, shimmers or glimmers!!! I'm hoping you can see all the glitter on the snow and on her boots and presents.


And last BUT by no means least...The lovely Susie at 'Die Cut Dreams' has put a Christmas theme DT call out...I couldn't resist! Do check out her blog...You can link to it via my side bar!
Enjoy the rest of the day...Don't forget Strictly and X factor tonight!!!! Can we all put our hands together and pray for John and Edward to go home!

Friday, 16 October 2009

Gardening Dad..


Afternoon everyone!
I have popped home for lunch but I am due back at the school for a meeting about the year 6 Summer trip, so just thought I would post up this card.
It was an order for a mum at school for her Gardening Dad. She asked me at 9am if I had a gardening card to bring up at 3pm...so it was a quick trott home to rustle something up!

I used a mix of Die cuts and stamps, coloured in with promarkers and a prima flower.

I have got lots of things on the go at the moment..Health and Safety unit on my NVQ...Fundraising committee AGM next week, so lots of handouts and contact lists to do... sleepovers to organise, Halloween night for the kids...My brain must be full up soon!! Cardmaking is at the back at the mo!!!
Hope you all have a great start to the weekend tonight!...more cards and chat soon.

Wednesday, 14 October 2009

Halloween sweet boxes....


Evening All....
Oh dear, My posts are getting later and later on days I'm at school..
Couldn't resist making a couple of little boxes for halloween treats...My little one has a Birthday party on 31st October so the birthday girl will get one of these filled with some goodies.
The triangular one was from a blog tutorial (but I can't remember who I'm afraid) and the upright box is made from a Papermania template!

I'm entering them into the following challenges....
1. Allsorts Saturday Challenge...Halloween theme!
2. ISB Challenge...Anything but a card!
3. Secret Crafters ...Autumn colours...(Hope these are OK)
4. Papertake weekly...The Dark side!

Thanks for dropping by.....

Tuesday, 13 October 2009

Auntie Lily's flowers....


Good Afternoon and what a lovely day so far...I have been out to breakfast with a friend in the Cosy Corner Cafe by our village windmill!
Had my hair straightened and trimmed and I am in for an hour and a half before nipping to another friend for a cuppa and a chat about NVQ paperwork!
My card today is for Auntie Lily and is an order for a neighbour...

The brief was lots of flowers and her name on it. As she will be 86, I thought lots of bright colours and glitter!

Just finished it off with some bright pink spotty butterflies.
Over at the Flutterby Wednesday Challenge..Danni is having an open challenge month where as long as you have a fairy or butterfly on your card you can enter!
Mine usually have one or the other!
Lots to do challenges Blog have a theme of 'Brights' which I am linking this card to as well.
Thanks for dropping by and for all the lovely comments..see ya soon!

Monday, 12 October 2009

Flower Power...


Good Evening Blogets!
I found a few hours this morning to catch up on some card orders. I had to make a floral card for Auntie Lily and I liked it so much I made one for Grandma aswell.

So here is the card for Grandma.


I added a computer message with ribbon to the centre of the card which was covered with some gorgeous American Traditions Lime green paper.
I couldn't resist adding a couple of wooden ladybirds in different sizes.

It really looks like she is peeking through the flowers. I really like how these have turned out and I will show you the other one tomorrow!

I've had a houseful this evening as my little one had 2 friends for tea and I invited a friend in for a cuppa with her 2 children so all together 6 of them in and out! (The other one is my eldest...just in case you thought I couldn't count)
I'm having breakfast with a friend first thing tomorrow and then doing tea and chat with another friend at 2pm! So much for keeping Monday and Tuesday for cardmaking!
Hope you pop back for a quick peep again....bye!!!

Saturday, 10 October 2009

New Stash and Challenges...


Hi there ladies...It feels like ages since I was able to post up!
Lots of things going on...Over at I ♥ Promarkers challenge...my card of Edwin and Roses was chosen as the winner so I am looking forward to a letraset paper pad and a new pack of promarkers...way hay!!!
I have had quite a few card orders to do and this one today has just been picked up ready for a little girl called Alice. These two ballerina princeses and their pet poodle are going to be entered into the following challenges;

1.Crafty creations #36...'All shades of pale'. Pinks, Lilacs and Ivory!
2.My time to Craft...'Purrfect pets'..I did think this had to be cats but I saw that a couple of the DT had done dogs so I guessed anything with a pet on is OK!
3.Flutter By Wednesday...Fairy or Butterfly...I have both this week!

I love this Organza Ribbon ...which brings me on to my new stash.....


Check out the Ladybird ribbon and those buttons!!!
Can't wait to get some cardmaking with those...It may have to wait for a while...lots of drop offs to do this afternoon...taking children home and then my little one to a party and my brother is 30 today so popping his pressie in on way round! Have a great Saturday..Don't forget X Factor!!! Bye for now♥