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Friday 31 December 2010

My Fave Five Cards 2010

Hi there! I just can't believe it's New Years Eve already. Where did 2010 go? Another year older and wiser? (not sure about the wiser bit). I'm making the same old resolutions as last year, you know the ones, eating and drinking less and getting fit. I will try, honest! lol. My other resolution is going to be ENJOY, especially the time, I spend  with my family and friends.

The lovely Debby over at A Scrapjourney has aked everyone to share their five favourite cards from 2010 and she also has some yummy candy. Thanks Debby.

Here are mine:

Hope you all have a lovely New Years Eve and I would like to wish you all a really  Happy & Healthy New Year.

Donna x

Wednesday 29 December 2010

Oldie but a Goodie

Hi there,hope you're all ok and not too stuffed from eating all the yummy christmas choccies. Thats all I seem to be doing.   I've not done much today, bit of tidying up, watched too much tv and made a couple of cards. I made this one to enter into Oldie But a Goodie challenge, they have a great sketch. I used a pinkgemdesigns stamp. I haven't used this little cutie for ages and she is an absolute pleasure to colour.

I used: pink gem stamp
DCWV papers
Craftwork card sentiment & candy
MS & Woodware punches
Spellbinders nesties
Marriane D punches
Magnolia doohickey die
Promarkers, pencils & Sansador for shading
Gems from stash

Off to make some tea, back later to check out  your fab blogs.

Donna x

Tuesday 28 December 2010

Whoopsie Daisy

Hiya all, hope everyone is well. Me and hubby had a run to Barnsley to have a look at the sales earlier. He bought some clothes and I bought some yummy craft stash from the sale at Craft Box at Elsecar Heritage centre, 15% off everything including the sale items. Got quite a few Magnolia stamps & some paper packs, can't wait to ink them up.

 I was inspired by the very talented Debby with her beautiful Easter card. So I got out my daisy punch to make this quickie card.

I used: Papermania paper
Pollycraft digi image
McGill punch
Nellie border punch
LOTV sentiment
Craftwork card candy

Back later to check out your lovely blogs.

Donna x 

Monday 27 December 2010

Friday Sketchers # 134

Hi everyone, hope you are having a lovely evening. I would like to say a big Thank You and welcome to my new followers.

We had a lovely tea party for Bradley this afternoon. He loved it and so did we. I managed to get some time earlier this evening to make a card.

I'm entering this into fridaysketchers challenge, who not only have this fab sketch, but they are having a great blog hop and amazing candy.

I used:Magnolia Tilda stamp
          Spellbinders circles & eyelet circles
          LOTV sentiment
          Magnolia Doohickey border die
          Colorbok paper
          Marriane D & L-em punches
          Gems from stash
          Promarkers, pencils & sansador for shading

Off to check out your fab blogs.

Donna x

Sunday 26 December 2010

Perfect Day

Hope everyone had a fantastic christmas day and hope you're all still enjoying spending time with loved ones, relaxing and having loads of fun.  We have had our daughter & grandson stopping for a few days and then our sons girlfriend joined us yesterday at lunchtime, so we had a perfect day.  We had entertainment laid on, in the form of Bradley, who had us all in tucks, singing on his microphone whilst playing his keyboard. It's his third birthday tomorrow and we are taking the party to his Mama's (my mum) house, as she's not been too well and Bradley adores her.

I used:crafters companion popcorn the bear stamp
          DCWV papers
          Spellbinders nested stars
          Craftwork cards sentiment & candy
          Sizzix boys will be boys alphabet set, for the number
          Silver peel off alphabet
          Silver gel pen (faux stitching)

Off to catch up with your lovely blogs.

Donna x

Thursday 23 December 2010

My Fave Five Xmas Cards

The lovely and very talented Debby is having a fab competition, with the chance of winning some yummy candy. All you need to do is share your five favourite  2010 xmas cards and then link it to her post. This is a great  idea Debby and a big thank you for doing it.

Here are mine.

I don't know about everyone one else but  I'm so excited for xmas day, we have our daughter and grandson stopping for a few days, so it will be a lovely time with us all together. Right, I'm off to link up, get dressed, then off to the  petrol station and do the last bit of shopping. 

Donna x 

Monday 20 December 2010

A Really Fab Award

Hope you are all nice on warm on this chilly Monday. I've been making xmas cards for the family and haven't ventured out yet.

I've been given a great award by the lovely and VERY talented Corry. I just love visiting her amazing blog,she always has wonderful creations to feast the eyes on

 Thank you so much  for the award Corry :o)


There are a couple of rules involved :

1. Thank and link back to the person who gave you this award
2. Share 8 things about yourself 
3. Pass it on to 8 bloggers that you have recently discovered
4. Contact those bloggers and tell them about their award

Here goes :

1. I've been very lucky to have found my soulmate.
2. I am Mum to two amazing Kids.
3. My greatest achievement is to be Nannie to my darling Bradley.
4. I'm always honest with people even if they wished I was'nt
5. I'm very organised & love to make lists
6. I spend ages in the bath , with a mag and a coffee
7. I love my PJ's
8. I'm a total Gleek  can't wait for the new series to start

8 Lovely Bloggers


I've made this card for my son Kyle and his Gorgeous girlfriend Gina. It's going to be their first xmas together and I hope it's a magical one for them.

I'm entering this into crafts4eternity challenge.

I used : pollycraftdesigns digi image.
            Various papers
            A paper doiley
            Spellbinders labels 11
            Marriane D poinsettia
            Kanban sentiment
            Craftwork cards candy
            Ribbon & pearls from stash

Will be back tonight to check out your lovely blogs.

Donna x

Saturday 18 December 2010

Carol singing mice

Hi all, we haven't had the snow thats been threatened yet, but I know loads of you have. How can something so beautiful be so hazardous? especially as the powers that be, never seem to be prepared for it. Hope you all keep safe and warm. The best thing to do is stay indoors and get some crafting done.

We're off to Bradley's birthday party at an indoor play area. His birthday is actually the 27th so today is a better day for it.

I've had a lovely win from crafts4eternity a really cute penguin digi stamp. Thank you Michele & team.

Made this one for my lovely Husband. 

I'm entering this into fridaysketchers challenge.

I used: pollycraft digi image
           K & co papers
           Marrianne D dies
           Promarkers,  pencils & Sansador
           Craftwork cards sentiments
           Gems , brad & ribbon from stash

TTFN :o)

Donna x

Friday 17 December 2010

Bright & Early

Good Morning all, hope you are all well and nice and warm on this freezing cold day. I'm very early today, I actually had this ready to post last night but I was shattered so had an early night. It's my last day at work woohoo! looking forward to some time off and I have loads to do. I have all my family cards to make yet so I made a start with this one. This image reminds me of my daughter Sam.

I used craftycalendarchallenge sketch and I am entering this into their challenge. I'm also entering it into stampwithfun and cupcakecraftchallenges.

I have also entered this into fussyandfancychallenge who's theme is snow. Thanks Cor for the info. :o)

I used a squigglestamps digi image.
          Various papers left from last xmas
          MS punch
          Marriane D snowflakes
          Craftwork cards sentiment & candy

 Will be back tonight to visit you all.

Donna x

Wednesday 15 December 2010

Christmas Friend

Hiya all,  hope you are all ok and enjoying the festive preparations. Been sooo busy at work, the last two days, doing the christmas lunches. But absolutely enjoyed it, especially as the kitchen is next to the hall, so we can hear the kids singing their christmas songs as we work. Two more days until I break up and then I must really make a start, I still haven't wrapped a thing.

Tonight's card is for my  friend Jane, who I also work with and she's  lovely.

I used: clipartfairy digi image
           Free papers from a mag
           MS Punch
           Marriane D dies
           Craftwork cards sentiment & candy
           Sakura white gel pen (faux stitching)
           Ribbon from stash

I'm entering this into crafts4eternity challenge which has a fab sketch as always.

Donna x

Monday 13 December 2010

Pollycraft Fairy

Hi everyone, hope you are all well and enjoying lots of Christmas crafting. I've not done much blogging over the last couple of days as I've been busy doing the last of my christmas card orders. So I'm going to be catching up with all of your fab blogs tonight whilst watching the soaps.

I used: Pollycraft digi image
           Basic Grey papers
           MS punches
           Craftwork cards candy & sentiment
           Ribbon & brad from stash

I'm entering this into fridaysketchers challenge. I really enjoyed using this fab sketch which was designed by Beatrix.

Donna x

Friday 10 December 2010

Thank goodness it's Friday

Hi there, don't know about everyone one else but I think it's been an extra long week because of the weather. Glad it's thawing today as I'm fed up of trudging in the snow. Looking forward to a nice lie in tomorrow.

Hope you are all well and have a really good weekend planned.

Another quick one tonight, I don't seem to get enough time to craft lately, I'm sure you are all in the same boat, busy, busy, busy.  

I used : Tilda stamp
            K&co papers
            Spellbinders nesties
            Sakura white gel pen
            Craftwork cards sentiment & candy.
            Promarkers,pencils & sansador for shading
Donna x

Thursday 9 December 2010

Winter Angel

Hi Everyone, just a quick post as I've been watchin Corrie and the 50 greatest moments. It was unbelievable, I feel wrung out.

This little cutie is another from the clipart fairy, this one is part of a set of 6, for just 65p.

I used: theclipartfairy digi image.
           Papermania papers
           MS punch
           Craftworkcards sentiment & candy
           ribbon & brad from stash

I'm off to look at your fantastic blogs.

Donna x

Wednesday 8 December 2010

Garden Girl

Hi everyone, hope you are all ok and I imagine, you're busy, busy, busy. I know I am. There just are'nt enough hours in the day, Xmas is coming sooo quick and I still have loads to do. Used anther of those fab digi's from theclipartfairy for this card.

I used: clipart fairy digi
           MME papers
           Spellbinders ovals and scallop ovals
           Marriane D dies
           Craftworkcards candy & sentiment
           Promarkers, pencils and sansador

Off to check out your lovely blogs.

Donna x

Monday 6 December 2010

Fairy Cuteness

Hi everyone, hope you are all ok and warm. Really fed up with the cold and trudging in the snow. Just a quick post as I'm off to watch the soaps and visit all your fab blogs.

I got some really cute digis from theclipartfairy last week. Unbelievable value, most of them are just  25p each and they are sooo cute. Love 'em. Tonights card is made with one of them.

I used: Clipartfairy digi
           Free mag papers
           Marriane D snowflakes
           MS punch
           Craftwork cards sentiment & candy
           Promarkers, pencils & Sansador
           Ribbon from stash
           Tim Holtz distess ink

Donna x

Sunday 5 December 2010

Cookie Emma

Hi everyone, hope you're all enjoying your weekends.

First of all, I've had some lovely news, I've made top three at crafts4eternity, Thank you so much Michele and team, I'm really chuffed.

Finally the snow is thawing and today is a much brighter day. I've been a bit busy over the last couple of days, we have had our daughter Samantha & grandson Bradley and Tilly the cat, staying with us. They were stranded at their house mid-week and Bradley was poorly, so after we dug our car out we got as near to their house as we could and brought them home with us. Had Bradley to the doctors, got him some antibiotics and he's now loads better.

 Made this quick card this morning before anyone else got up, although had Ely for company on the warmspot on my craft table.( Just Ely on the warmspot lol ) 

I used: Cookie Emma Digi from allthatscraps
           DCWV & Papermania papers
           LOTV sentiment
           Magnolia Doohicky border die
           Spellbinders Circles & scallop circles
           Sakura white gel pen (faux stitching)
           Promarkers,pencils & Sansador for shading
           Pearls from stash
           Tim Holtz distress ink

Donna x

Friday 3 December 2010

More Snow

No, not the real stuff, the B&M glitter stuff in a bag.
Put loads of it in this little exploding box and also everywhere else, the craftroom and  landing are covered in it. It's very static and clings to absolutely everything including Ely (one of my cats) who has taken to sleeping on my craft table. Think it because its over the radiator, so it's lovely and warm. Just right for a snoozy. 

Hope you are all snuggly warm  and enjoying your evening.

I used: heather-ellis digi image
AC 12x12 cardstock
Spellbinders scallop ovals
Nellie Snellen Circles
Marriane D snowflakes
Spellbinders snowflakes
Kanban trees
12x12 paper (not sure what)
Craftwork cards sentiment & cardcandy
Acetate & ribbon from stash
B&M snow

Donna x

Thursday 2 December 2010

Quick Easel

Hello everyone, hope you are all ok this cold evening. .

I made a quick easel card today using a digi image from allthatscraps she's called Nora on a swing and she is fab to colour.

 I used : allthatscraps digi
Go Kreate Scallop square dies
MS &  Fiskars punches
Promarkers, pencils & Sansador
Paper from scrap box
Tim Holtz distress ink
Craftwork cards sentiment
Pearls from stash

I imagine most of you are fed up of seeing and hearing about the snow so I won't go on, just thought I'd show you a couple of pics outside our house

   Donna x

Wednesday 1 December 2010

Snow Day

Hi all, had the day off work today, as school was shut, bet loads of you have been off too. I had a walk to my Mums,(don't walk at best of times, you get lazy when you drive everywhere, but not good in 20 inches of snow.) to check she was ok and get her a bit of shopping. My hubby managed to get home after being stranded at work overnight but the car got stuck on the road, so we had to dig it out. Our neighbours car got stuck further down so we helped dig theirs out too. After tea I had a hot soak and made this quick card. My hubby bought me a lovely bag of stash last week from TK Maxx, so used some on this one.

Hope you are all safe, sound and wrapped up warm.

I used: squigglestamps Miss Evie flowers, digi stamp
          Colorbok papers
          AC cardstock
          MS punch
          Promarkers, pencils & Sansador for shading
          Spellbinders scallop circle

Donna x
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