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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!

Saturday, 21 November 2009

Can't have enough' Pink and Sparkly' stuff!!


Happy Saturday morning everyone.....
I am happy to report that after our jet set lifestyle of late I am having a stay at home blogging and blobbing day!
We went to the pictures last night and saw 'A Christmas Carol' in 3D. The last event to celebrate our daughters Birthday!!
We took 5 girls with us who all shreiked and squealed through it...absolutely Incredible...Amazing!!We all loved it!! Do go and see it if you can!!!

Today's pictures show a candy prize that I won in a Craftbubble competition...


Lots of girly handbag and shoe die cuts...glittery Princess paper!
I sent this card to my friends daughter who was 16 a few days ago!



Now, I haven't caught up with any challenges this week so I am going to do some cards today I hope.
Girls are having haircuts today so in between all that I am going to check a few out and continue doing Christmas cards. I have my first fair next Friday!
So... Hope you all have a good day crafting and I will see you back here for more chat and cards! Bye for now!!!

Thursday, 19 November 2009

Susie's Sassy Challenge #2....Pink and Sparkly


Good Afternoon ladies!
My card today is my DT offering for Susie's Sassy Challenge #2...Pink and Sparkly!!!
There was a fantastic response to our new challenge blog and we had about 100 entries for the first challenge. Susie is very happy!!!
Do go over and check out who has won the fabulous first prize candy and take a peek at all the DT cards for this new challenge!

I used this cute Tilda with balloons!

My sparkle was added to her balloons and boots and on the bike and flower! I used as many pinks as I could find!

Hope you like it...pop back soon for more chat and cards!

Tuesday, 17 November 2009

It's me...I'm back!!!

Hello ladies...
We are back from Brussells, a few pounds heavier with all the chocolate that's been consumed! Great weather...not sunny but very mild!
There are so many lovely chocolate shops and they have such beautiful presentation.
All the windows were spectacular!! Here are a few pics for now!...




Le Grande Place....the central square full of historic buildings and museums and little alleyways with all the restaurants etc.




A little drop of the good stuff!!!

Anyone for some waffles?


Back to some cardmaking now....
Susie's Sassy challenge #2 starts on Thursday( my daughters 11th Birthday) so I will have a new DT card to show you for that and some more Wild Rose Studio DT cards!
I came in the top 3 for my Tilda card last week over at 'Stamping Vacation'... Yey me!! thanks for dropping by...more chat and cards soon!

Thursday, 12 November 2009

Last post till next week because....


I am away for the weekend!
We are off to London to see 'OLIVER'....can't wait! ...but there's more!
I posted a little competition to see if anyone could guess where I am going at 9am on Saturday morning...Out of the UK...2 hours away and the answer is...'BRUSSELS'
Thank you for having a go at guessing....and CONGRATULATIONS to JANE (Milliesmarvels)
who guessed at Bruge, but that's good enough for me...and was certainly the closest guess! I will bring you back something nice, I hope and something that you can use for some crafting!
So I will leave you for now with another Christmas card.

Black, red and silver stamped and heat embossed flowers. I love this colour combo!!


Hope you all have a great weekend!
More chat and cards next Tuesday and maybe some photos of chocolate and lace!!!

Tuesday, 10 November 2009

Are you sitting comfortably.....?


Then I shall begin!!
Here is another Magnolia 'Tilda with sledge' card. I love this stamp at the moment. I have kept it quite simple!

I am entering this into the following Challenges:

1. Fab's Big Christmas Card Challenge... Fab would love to see a Christmas card and you can pick from some optional themes of Diva, a hanging card or wavy edge. I think that Tilda has to be the biggest Diva out there at the moment!

2. Cupcake craft Challenge...'Snow much Fun'

3. Roses on Paper...A Christmas Card...there is a list of stamps that you have to use and Magnolia is one of them.

4. Stamping Vacation... Pick any 3 things from a list to use on your card.
I have chosen...Something from my sewing box..(heart button)
Something from a junk drawer..(length of ribbon)
Traditional colours you would see on holiday(red, green and white)


Coloured with PM's and shaded with a grey pencil!


Now the lovely Susie has sent her Sassy Challenge DT a list of 35 questions to answer in one word...so here goes;

1. Where is your cellphone?....Handbag
2. Your hair?....Long
3. Your Mother?....Heaven
4. Your Father?....Reading
5. Favourite Food?....Chocolate Cake
6. Your dream last night?....Bizarre
7. Favourite drink?....Tea
8. Your Dream/Goal?....Rich!
9. What room you in?....Landing!
10.Your hobby?....Cardmaking
11.Your fear?....Death
12.Where do you want to be in 6 years?....Relaxing!
13.Where were you last night?....Home
14.Something that you aren't?....Nasty
15.Muffins?....Chocolate!
16.Wish list item....Chauffeur!
17.Where did you grow up?....Reading
18.Last thing you did?....Blog
19.What are you wearing?....Black
20.Your TV?....Big!
21.Your pets?....None
22.Friends?....Great!
23.Your Life?....Fabulous!
24.Your mood?...Impatient!!!
25.Missing someone?...Mum!
26.Vehicle?....KA
27.Something you are not wearing?....Shoes
28.Your favourite Store....M&S
29.Your favourite colour?.... Red
30.Last time you laughed?...Today
31.Last time you cried?....Saturday
32.Best Friend....Sister!
33.One place you go to over and over again....School!!
34.Facebook....Dangerous!
35.Favourite place to eat?....Harvester!

Now I am supposed to pass this on to 5 people...so..
'Scrappyjacky'....Jane(cupboard under the stairs)....DawnyP(pink piggy).....Danni's Dreams(Flutter by Wednesday Challenge and Karen Wilson....
It's all yours girls!

Now onto my little weekend away competition...no-one has got it yet!!!
Please have another go if you like...
It will take us a couple of hours to get there!
We will be out of the UK.....Where are we going?
Sorry for the long post...Phew.....It's over!!!

Monday, 9 November 2009

Butterfly Bling.... and a weekend Away?


Afternoon ladies......
I have had another busy day , even though I was intending to chill!
Rushed into town at 9am as I realised that this was the only morning I had this week to get a few bits and bobs for the weekend. Then home to some hoovering and just time to photograph my cards before pick up from school..but the sun was very strong so I pulled the blind down in my craft room and now all the photos have a warm, greenish tinge! It doesn't matter on this one but the pink ones will have to be done again!

I think I said in my previous post that I have lots of these family labels to use up so I am matching up paper and card to them at the mo! I used some DCWV Luxury cardstock for the base and the layers. Sizzix Butterfly is cut from Gold glitter card and decorated with gold glitter glue and green jewells.

I am entering this card into the following challenges:
1. Allsorts...Bring out your Bling!
2. ABC Challenge...'G' is for Green!
3. Flutterby Wednesday challenge....Butterfly or fairy!
4. Play along Monday...Anything Xmas!
5. Sophisticats Challenge...Wings!


We have a busy weekend planned to celebrate our eldest daughters 11th birthday which is on the 19th November! We are leaving the country for a mini break away....If anyone wants to guess where we are going......I will give a little prize out to the correct answer! I might even buy it there!
We are off to London on Friday afternoon and we go to the Theatre Royal, Drury lane to see 'OLIVER' then stay in a Hotel and leave at 9am for our destination????
Hope a few people give it a go! Thanks for dropping by!

Sunday, 8 November 2009

It's snowy..man!


Hi there ladies....
I'm just finishing off a very productive craft weekend. In between taking my little one to a party each day I was able to make quite a few christmas cards.

I'm entering this Sizzix Snowman into the following Challenges;
1. Creative Craft Challenge....Christmas Fun!
2. The Craft Garden....November challenge is 'Sparkle'!
3. Crafty Calendar Challenge 2....Weather..(Snow)!
4. One stop craft Challenge....Card for Kids!

I hope you can see all my glitter!

I'm off to watch X Factor now and watch from behind a pillow as I can't bear the thought of any of Simon's over 25's going out!!!
See you soon....