Tuesday, 30 March 2010

A very simple Spring/Easter Card

Here are some cards I made from kits and my cute little Easter baskets, and some stamps I couldn't resist.

These have got some eggs in you just can't see them LOL

So do you think I find any challenges for this little lot?  I'm sure I can.

Cupcake Craft  = easter/spring
lexi = easter
charizma cardz = spring/easter
The Character Cafe.  the easter box
A Spoon Full of Sugar - shaped card
Everybody-Art-Challenge  spring
papertake weekly anything
Tuesday Throwdown spring

Tuesday, 23 March 2010

Harrogate Spending Spree and a Card

I had a marvelous time at the paper show in Harrogate at the weekend, it was really busy,  I've  never seen it so busy,  anyway here are just a few of my buys

You can tell I'm into Martha Stewert punches.  I have filled my new storage unit with my Tim Holtz inks.   I also went to the bead fair at the showground I bought far too many beads.
And I finally managed to make a card I think he is so sweet.

Entered into
Crafty Cardmakers = Spring
The Cuttlebug Spot  = wings
• Incy Wincy = spring easter
• Kaboodle Doodles = Shaped card
The Creative Card Crew  = dotty
Twisted Thursdays = pastels
The Play Date Cafe = pale pink yellow
Our Creative Corner = spring/easter
Charisma Cardz = kidz
Colour Create = pastels spring/easter
C.R.A.F.T.  = easter

Thursday, 18 March 2010

It Didn't Start Out As An Easel Card

This one started as a normal card but I made such a mess of it I salvaged the image and
changed to an easel card, I really enjoy them.

The recipe for this card is
paper = papermania chatsworth textured, these papers are lush.
image = Sugar Nellie
everything else from my stash.
This card will enter a few challenges.

No Time To Stamp = colour challenge pink,brown and green
Paper Cutz Challenge = anything
Raise The Bar = anything green
One Stop Craft = spots & dots
Secret Crafter = anything
incy wincy = green
Totally Stampalicious = coffee
All That Scraps = easel
Crafty Creations = spots & dots
Fab 'n' Funky = something new, papers
Fussy and Fancy Friday Challenge  = green
Stamp Something = distressed
Pixie Dust Challenge = power of 3

I have only bought these 2 stamps this week as I am still saving for Harrogate.  I have promised to be good (ha ha) I am supposed to be in hospital but there is no way I am missing the show and the beadfair.
Getting excited now.

Friday, 12 March 2010

OMG I Have Been So Naughty, Don't Tell My Husband LOL

I have been on a massive spending spree and this is before I go
to the paper show in Harrogate next weekend. Do you want to see my goodies
Shall I show you?  Ok I'll share with you the joys
Picture 1
This is 1 of 3 new Gorjuss 3D die-cut decoupage
consists of 2 decoupage sheets and 2 backing sheets.
I have looked on funky kits and they don't have these.
They are available mail order just give me an email
I will see what is available.  The pictures doesn't show the gorjuss glittering.
I have more
 Set 2

Picture 3
Set 3
Picture 4
These are 3 sheets of Gorjuss die-cut tags

Picture 5
3 sheets of die-cut toppers
I had to buy 2 of everything coz I love them so much
the other pictures are stuff i bought coz I need it.

By the way if you are in Harrogate next weekend look out for a me in a wheelchair with oxygen covered in shopping bags and a worn out bezzie mate JAD then please come and say hello
I would really like to meet some people.

Tuesday, 9 March 2010

Sorry it's took so long

I made this card for quite a few challenges. I need to make alot more
as I have 4 craft fairs between now and May 4th.  I have also been helping  a
friend with a internet business, which I'm enjoying (JAD).
I am also struggling to stay out of hospital, I have a lung diease which causes my legs to swell,
so I am in alot of pain. But I am going to Harrogate paper and bead fairs. A girl has got to spend and spend.

This is what I bought this weekend the owl is so cute...
I will list the challenges as I go.
I would also like to welcome my new followers, thank you and enjoy.
I entered
Inky Impressions Challenge = green
C.R.A.F.T. Challenge= Floral/Mothers Day
Lili of the Valley Challenge = Easel Card
KL Stampin N Scrappin =  Buttons
One Stop Craft Challenge = Sewing
Stamp, Scrap & Doodle  = Anything
cupcake craft challenge = Flowers
Lexi's Creations = Anything
Stamp With Fun = Spring
The Creative Card Crew = Any Celebration
Daring Cardmakers  = Daffodils
Paper Sundaes = card folds
Quirky Crafts = Buttons
Rosie D's = Spring
Crafty Cardmakers = Triple It
oooh-lA-lA = anything

Friday, 5 March 2010

It looks like the xmas fairy has been

Isn't it brilliant when your best friend is in the trade
I love you JAD
Now I just have to find the time to play
see you.

Wednesday, 3 March 2010

New Necklace

I have made this necklace as a sample for my friends beading class
I have used firepolish beads
Seed beads

I think I can find a couple of challenges.

Tuesday, 2 March 2010

Another Black and White one!!!!

I seem to be loving the black and white cards
The recipe
Paper is from craftwork cards
Stamp is lili of the valley (loving their new stamps)
Flowers and gems from stash

This is my 1st card as I had a farmers market stall at the weekend,
I did quite well seeing as it was a cold Feb morning.

I'm at the hospital for the sleep clinic, see what they have to say so I may be back later.

I have entered this card into
Cupcake Craft Challenge
Lexi's Creations
Pollycraft -  I distressed the scalloped circle edges
Totally Stampalicious!
Die Cuts R Us!
Mercy's Tuesday Sketch
Digital Tuesday Challenge

Thursday, 25 February 2010

While he was away again!!!!

I found myself alone again last night Andrew was called away to Chester and seeing as he has a meeting down there today he decided to stay,  So this is what I created.

The recipe is
paper from craft work cards
sugar nellie manga
flowers and pearls stash.

Does anyone know how I can increase the amount
of followers, or what I am doing wrong?
Please let me know,  many thanx.
entered into
Creative Inspirations Challenge monochrome
"Fab 'n' Funky" challenge
Gingersnap Creations
Little Red Wagon
pixie dust studio pixie challenge
Character Cafe Feature Friday

Monday, 22 February 2010

Mother's Day Card

The picture is not that great and I don't even like the card but never mind, I seem to be having a bad time with everything and anything I make at the moment.  On the bright side my friend runs a small craft outlet business and has been at the Birmingham trade show an she tells me there are some really exciting products about to be launched like Sugar Nellie decoupage.  Maybe that will bring back my mojo.
Entered in
Totally Gorjuss - flower power
Incy Wincy - TOUCHY FEELY!!!!  I used linen paper
Kaboodle Doodle - fancy folds
Stamp with Fun - stitches
Totally Stampalicious! - glitter and bling
Jacksonbelle Tuesday ~ Spring flowers....
I Love Digi Design

Sunday, 21 February 2010

My entry for the Mo Manning Challenge

The Challenge was called Clean 'n' Simple.  You could only use one of Mo's images, no layering no back paper the only embellishment is a ribbon.  There's nothing more i can say.

I had a great day at our local craft group I got some post it note covers made for my farmers market next week looking forward to next month.
also entered into
Lexi's Creation Challenge = anything goes

Thursday, 18 February 2010

My new Quixotic paperie Stamp

This is the 1st time I have used H2O's please be honest and tell me what you think,  I am loving the Quixotic shop it's only £1 for delivery, I was spoilt for choice with the stamps.  I'm off to find some challenges, back tomorrow.  Andrew will be on his way back tomorrow yeahhhhh.
La-La's Weekly Wednesday Challenge
Colour Create challenge red/white
Cute Card Thursday challenge.  Metal around the pearls
pile-it-on let us see flowers
Corrosive Challenge - wings 

Wednesday, 17 February 2010

Yesterdays Card

Sorry for not posting yesterday I got my medication in a pickle and I was quite poorly,
 never mind Andrew will be home on Friday.  Still miss him like crazy, anyway here is the card I have a couple of challenges in mind for this I will list them later

The recipe is quite simple
Mo Manning's digital image
distressed ink pads
Basic grey papers
and the rest is from stash
entered in
Digital Tuesday Challenge
Paper Jewels challenge gute n girlie
                                                        "Fab 'n' Funky" challenge

And theres more
2 lots of h2os
2 lotv stamps
Chatsworth papers a4 and a5
and my Martha Stewert punches
I am such a lucky girl....
Well I will be back later with the list of challenges I am

Sunday, 14 February 2010

Andrew's Birthday plus more

I made this card for my husband Andrew and I will have to try and sneak it into his suitcase, as it's his birthday tomorrow and yes you guessed it he's away.  Never mind.  All the more crafting and blogging for me...
I have entered the following challenges
Incy Wincy challenge
SR 7 challenge

This is a bracelet I had on order for a lady who comes to my stall every month and orders something, at least this bracelet is quite easy.  it is made using size 4mm Swarovski crystals and size 11 seed beeds.

And now to my favourite part goodies...
The latest must haves for my stash

Stamps are from Funky Kits & the flowers are from The Wild Orchid
Aren't I lucky.

Friday, 12 February 2010

Valentine or Birthday???

I can;t decide which it is but the sentiment is easily changed.  Well I missed posting yesterday as I had a lovely surprise my husband came home 2 days earlier than planned what a wonderful surprise, it's quite lonely with just me and 3 dogs and being just about housebound. 
Anyway enough doom and gloom  I have also just found out that I have got a stall on May bank holiday on a village green,  so I am going to have to pull my finger out with my jewellery. 
The recipe for my card is:
Craftwork card papers
Image is a Lily of the Valley
My stash for everything else.

Well I'm off to find some challenges, but before I do I want to say a big thank you to all the brilliant comments and my 4 loyal followers lol.
A quick Mention to All the things I Love draw for some candy.

Wednesday, 10 February 2010

My entry for the I Love Promarkers Challenge

The brief for this challenge was a layout and to use the colours pink and brown.
the recipe for my card is mainly craftwork cards the papers and sentiment was from them
and the die cut image Lily of the Valley. the charm and flowers are from my stash.  I also managed to get my Martha Stewert punches from QVC.  They sold out by 9.15am. Let me know if you managed to get yours.

Well I have reached the half way mark for my husband coming home, usually Friday afternoon,  it's only for 2 days but 2 days is better than none, mind you the puppy dog sees more of him than me,  he sits in the window waiting for his dad its as if he knows.

I would like to thank you for all the comments and followers I hope you keep following and enjoying my blog.  Well I'm off to find more challenges with this card.
Also entered the
inky impressions challenge
Something cute challenge
Stamp, Scrap and Doodle challenge

Tuesday, 9 February 2010

Valentines or mother's day either/either

I think this  card can be for which ever Valentines, Mother's or even birthday.  I shall go and seek some challenges. I will proberly post something later.
I have entered this into the Papertake Weekly Challenge.

Monday, 8 February 2010

My entry for the Lili of the valley challenge

The recipe for this card is quite simple
Martha Stewart punches and Craftwork card papers
 using a walnut distressing ink for the Daisy bear.
also my entry for
 cupcake challenge
The Creative Card Crew
die cuts r us
Everybody-Art-Challenge blog
cooking it up
sr#6 stampin royalty
AiFactory Challenges.
Stampin' for the Weekend Challenge
Quirky Crafts Challenge 21
Roses on Paper

This bracelet is called the Cheveron, a lady ordered
one from me at the farmers market and this is the finished item.
These are so simple to make I used a size 11 hexagon bead
to give it a more textured feeling. I hope she likes it!

       And finally look what arrived for me this weekend 
I love the Basic Grey papers and have started to collect them,
as far as I know there are alot to collect.
Anyway enough from me, I spent the whole weekend looking
 at bathrooms and furniture I can have a rest now hubby has gone away again.
 At least I can craft in peace, but I do miss him like mad.
I am off to see if there are anymore challenges to suit this card. 

Thursday, 4 February 2010

This was meant to be my just because card.....

But then I found the cute card Thursday challenge was spots and dots.  Perfect I think. Also used for the kaboodle and lexi's creations spots and stripes.
The recipe is:  Paper from the creativity cd rom
                      Stamp is sugar nellie
                      Everything else is from my stash
I'm really enjoying just colouring with my water pencils, don't know if I am brave enough to
try copics, especially as they are so expensive.  Anyway I won't be posting much this weekend as my husband will be home for the weekend, but I am doing a Lili of the valley challenge for valentines....
anyone for anya flower power challenge
Sewing  Corrosive Challenge

Wednesday, 3 February 2010

Challenge entrys

  1. Mercy's Tuesday Sketch Challenge (MTSC59) from Lord have Mercy blog.

  2. I have also used this for the Cupcake Craft Challenge which had to be about 4 legged creatures.

  3. And Whiff of Joy Monday Challenge their theme was love.

  4. Plus A spoonful of sugar,

  5. Basic Grey Challenge.

  6. Daring Cardmakers

  7. allsorts challenge 3-2-1  3 flowers 2 big hearts 1 charm
  8. Totally Gorjuss challenge
Its great when one design fits more than one challenge. So here is my entry for all 6 challenges hope you like it I will give you the recipe at the bottom.

The paper is from papermania
Martha Stewart heart punches
Stamp Whiff of Joy
Charm Hobby House
and  the rest is from my stash.

As promised when I started this blog, that I would show you all the goodies I buy, but 1st let me warn you I am a chronic shopaholic who never goes out, so where it all comes from nobody knows....
The stamps are from funky kits,  punches from craftsulove and oyster stamps. I will have to go and play, wots a girl to do!!!!!