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!!!!!

Tuesday, 2 February 2010

My entry for anyone for Anya challenge

This is my 1st challenge, it is for the Anyone for Anya. I used my new stamp and have forgotten the name of her oops, you will get used to me, I forget things quite badly (I forgot a whole beading class in December I don't remember a thing about it) How sad am I.  Anyway back to the recipe,

  • My minds eye papers (I luv this company)

  • my anya stamp

  • flowers from wild orchid

  • text from stash
I would like to thank my 1st follower my very best friend Jacki, she has alot to put up with.  Welcome to blog land.

I think I mucked up the greeting farm hop yesterday I can't find a message on one of the sites but never mind it was my 1st attempt maybe to ambitious.
Anyway if you like my card please feel free to leave a comment it will be greatly appreciated.

Monday, 1 February 2010

The Greeting Farm Hop

Had a great morning following The Greeting Farm Hop, It's the 1st one i've ever done.  Winner will be announced tomorrow good luck to everyone who took part.

Bought loads of goodies from hobby house crafts, also bought 3 martha stewart punches can't wait to play with them.  Will post a picture when they arrive.  Well hubby went away for the week for work.  will try and get more crafting done.....