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Monday 28 February 2011

Fruity Tilda

Good evening everyone. Hope you're all fine and dandy.

We had the most amazing night last night at the Boyzone concert. They were fantastic.  It was very emotional too. Will definately be going to see them again.

I love this Tilda stamp and haven't used her for ages. Coloured her in with Promarkers and Derwent pencils. Used some Kanban card  that I have had for ages and not used. MS punch. Spellbinder dies, a craftwork card sentiment and candy.

I made this to enter into : Sketch and Stash who have a great sketch and also want you to use your new or neglected stash.  (Tilda & Kanban card)
Totally Tilda who theme is fruity Tilda
Crafts4eternity who want you to make an easel card
Dreamvalley who have their first challenge, anything goes

Sunday 27 February 2011

A win, something Fizzy and Boyzone

It's a great day today over here at my happy place.

I've had a lovely win over at  Sunday Sketch and Stamp . Thank you so much Maggie and the lovely DT team.

I've had a great couple of hours with my daughter and grandson this morning and this afternoon me and hubby are going for a meal, then we're going to watch Boyzone. Ooh! I can't wait!

I made this one using a very cute Fizzy Moon stamp and some Dovecraft papers. I coloured him in with promarkers and Derwent pencils.

I'm entering this into Cute Card Thursday who have a really great sketch by Christine.

Hope you are all ok and those of you who have been feeling ill are getting better.

I'm off to catch up with you all before I get ready.

Saturday 26 February 2011

Paper Piecing

Good Morning to you all and a big Hi! and Thank You to my lovely new followers. I'm really thrilled you're here and I'm looking forward to visiting you too for a good old nosey round your blogs.

Fancied a bit of paper piecing with this one as there are quite a few challenges out there.

I coloured this cute Tilda in with Promarkers and Derwent pencils, blended with Sansador. Used some pretty papers from Dovecraft (Tea House), MS Trellis punch and Crafty Cottage scroll die. Added a few flowers, pearls, cute little hat charm and a ribbon, all from stash.

I'm entering this into: FridaySketchers great sketch
Fussy and Fancy embossing and or paper piecing
TotallyPapercrafts paper piecing
Your Next Stamp paper piecing
Creative Cottage fabulous florals
Sweetstamps flowers

I'm off to pick up my car from the garage, fingers crossed it's passed the MOT.

Catch up with you all later.

Friday 25 February 2011

Circles all a round

Morning all.  Hope we have a lovely day again today, wasn't it nice to have a sunny day for a change ?

Did'nt end up having  the tooth out, it's still infected. I've got more antibiotics and back in a fortnight. The same tooth on the opposite side is also badly cracked and needs crowning, just under £200. How much stash could I buy with that? lol.

Anyhoo, enough about my piehole.

I'm entering this into : LOTV circles
                                Sarah Hurley Challenge round cards

Can you see the cute little starfish? It was in a yummy bag of charms, amongst the fab candy that I was very lucky to win, from Marianne.

Hope you all have a great day, whatever you're doing, back later to catch up.

Wednesday 23 February 2011

Wonky Easel ?

Good evening to you all.

How time flies? Halfway through the week off work and not a great deal to show for it. Mind you, the shed's up and I've had a good clear out of all my clothes. So not too bad.

I had a go at doing one of these easel cards, I think they're actually called a twisted easel though, not a wonky one.

I'm going to enjoy a few hours in front of the TV, catching up with  your lovely blogs.
Having the tooth pulled in the morning, eek!

Tuesday 22 February 2011

Sweet Sketch Wednesday & 2 fab awards

Good evening everyone hope you're all ok. We've been to Ikea for some shelving and whilst we we there could not resist the meatballs for tea. MMM! yummy.

Made this one using a Tilda for a change.

I'm entering this into Sweet Sketch Wednesday who have another great sketch.

I have been so lucky to have been given two awards.

The first one, was given to me a couple of weeks ago by Fiona I have been meaning to put this on my blog but it kept slipping my mind. Doh! whats going on in that brain of mine, full of too much rubbish. Thank you Fiona, I love it and I am so thrilled you thought of me.

There are a couple of conditions for the award....

Create a post where you post the 'LOVE BLOG' image. You should also blog the persons link that gave you the award and inform her/him that you accept the award. You can then choose 3 - 5 favourite blogs which you also link in your post, then each blogger will inform you that they have been tagged....

The aim of this is that we bring good blogs to light, so I would ask you not to blog fellow bloggers that already have 3,000 followers.

I would like to give this award to:

The second award has been given to me by Sylvie & Jack. Thank you ladies for giving me this lovely award.

The conditions of this Award are . . .
1. Make a post linking back to the person who gave you the award!

2. Share 7 random things about yourself
3. Award 7 recently discovered bloggers with this award
4. Contact these bloggers and tell them they've won the award.

Here goes :
1. My fave colour is purple
2. I love pie and mash
3. My 2nd toe is longer than my big toe
4. I could wear my PJ's all the time
5. I hate big roundabouts, avoid them as much as possible
6. I love gardening
7. I love horror films

The 7 lovely bloggers I would like to give this to are:

Off to link up before it's too late and catch up with you all.


Monday 21 February 2011

Crafty Cardmakers #40 Fairies and use at least 2 punches

Hi there, we have a fab new challenge for you all over at  Crafty Cardmakers . Gill has chosen this fortnights theme, use fairies and at least 2 punches.

I just loved making this one. I really enjoy making pretty girly cards, so this challenge was right up my street.

I used a very cute LOTV image and coloured her with Promarkers. I added a little Cosmic Twinkles to her wings but it hasn't shown up very well. I used 8 punches in all, 4 Martha Stewart's, 3 Nellie Snellen's and 1 Mc Gill. The papers I used are freebie's that came with a magazine last year. I did a little faux stitching with a pokey tool and a Sakura gel pen. Then added a Craftwork cards sentiment and some dewdrops from stash.


We're sponsored again by the lovely Joanna Sheen who is offering a £10 voucher for her onlne shop which is crammed full of goddies with new stock arriving all the time!  Thanks once again Joanna!

We would love to see your creations to hop over to Crafty Cardmakers and join in.

I'm entering this into: Lili of the Valley My fave colours, Pink and green


Sunday 20 February 2011

Spring Milly

Hi there, hope you've all had lovely weekends, I've not done much today, bit of shopping, plenty of crafting and watched some telly. Bit lazy all round but will make up for it this week as I have loads to do.

I made this to enter into two challenges, Sketch Saturday who have a fab sketch and Pink Gem who have a really great theme. Use, buttons, brads, beads and bows, some or all.

I used: Spring Milly from Pink Gem Designs
Papermania Spring Burst papers
Craftwork cards sentiment
Ribbon, brads, button from stash

Off to have a tidy up, will catch up with you all later.

Saturday 19 February 2011

Friday Sketchers # 142

Morning everyone, hope you are all well and snuggled up warm.

We woke up to snow and it's still coming down. Can't believe it's back again, hope we don't get it as bad as they did in America recently.

I made this following a fab sketch over at Friday Sketchers I'm really into sketch challenges at the mo' and there are some great ones about too.

I used: Hippie Chick from Funkykits
K&co Havana papers
L-em & NS punches
Craftwork card sentiment
Pearls from stash

Right, I better go and do some cleaning up then I'm off to the craft room for a couple of hours.

Will be back later to catch up with all your fab blogs.

Thursday 17 February 2011

Sketch & Stash #55

Hiya everyone, hope you're all ok.

Going to keep this short, as I want to catch up with you all before I go to bed.

I made this to enter into Sketch and Stash challenge who have another lovely sketch. I used some K&co papers that I have neglected and my new MS punch. Also my new lovely Sassy stamp. LOVE 'EM. I've coloured her in with Promarkers. A craftwork cards sentiment and a bit of ribbon from stash.

Tuesday 15 February 2011

Sunday Sketch and Stamp # 47

Good afternoon to you all, hope you all enjoyed Valentines evening. Weather's been quite miserable here today, so I used some bright papers to make this one to cheer me up.

I really enjoyed making this one following a fab sketch over at Sunday Sketch and Stamp. for their new challenge.

 I made a round card using Go Kreate dies.

I used : Nellie S stamp
           Buzzcraft papers
           MS & NS punches
           Craftwork card sentiment
           Ribbon & gems from stash.

Not much to say today only, that I'm counting the days to the halfterm, woohoo! a week off.
Hang on!  just remembered, helping Wayne to put up the new shed and do out the garage. In work on Tuesday for some training.  Going to the dentist on the Thursday to have the dead tooth pulled. So most of the week is spoken for.  Will just have to make sure I get lots of playtime in whats left of it.

Will be back later to catch up with you all.


Monday 14 February 2011

Bad Hare Day

Hi there and a Happy Valentines Day to you all. Hope you all have a lovely day and get spoilt by the one who loves you. Me & my Hubby Wayne decided not to do pressies this year, so instead we're have a lovely meal later. Can't wait.

Another Sassy today from my Saturday colouring session.

I used : Sugar Nellie  Bad Hare Day
            Crafts Too papers
            Fiskars, Papermania & Woodware punches
            Ribbons & pearls from stash

I'm entering this into Sweet Sketch Wednesday who have a lovely sketch.

Sunday 13 February 2011

Bella Bunting

Good Sunday morning to you all, hope you are all ok and had a little lie in. I have and feel much better for it. I really enjoyed my little colouring session yesterday and also made a couple of cards too.

I'm entering this into : Friday Sketchers

I used : Bella Bunting
Heidi Grace papers
MS &NS punches
NS dies
Craftwork card candy & sentiment
Ribbon from stash

Hope you all enjoy your Sunday's and get plenty of time in to play.

Friday 11 February 2011

Did you notice?

..the cat hairs attached to the card candy in the top right hand corner, on yesterdays card. I didn't, until I had already posted it. When I was trying to take the pic, Ely kept knocking over the card whilst trying to get in on the act. His hair gets everywhere and he's a right little pest too. But I do love him and the other little nuisance Saffie.

Anyhoo... hope you're all happy and well and have lovely things planned for the weekend. I'm hoping to have the afternoon tomorrow colouring my new Sassy's in.

I'm going to enter this into:Sketch n Stash challenge
They have a really great sketch designed by my lovely and very talented blog buddy Vicky.

I used:Buzzcraft Purrfect Paws stamps (my neglected stash)
Free Papers, nearly used them all up.
Nellie & Woodware punches
Spellbinders Nesties
Card candy
ribbon from stash

Thursday 10 February 2011

Here comes the sun...

...I wish. I love this cute Hero Arts stamp and it just reminds me of the summer.

Could really do with some sunshine after these horrible grey and windy days.

I'm entering this into create4fun challenge who have a fab sketch.

I used: Hero Arts stamp
DCWV papers
Nellie & Woodware punches

Off to link up then catch up with you all.


Tuesday 8 February 2011

Spread Your Wings

Good Evening everybody, hope you are all well and a big Thank You for all the lovely comments on yesterday's card, I soooo appreciate them.

I was really chuffed to bits when i got home from work as the post had been and my lovely new Sassy's had arrived. Just had to ink one up and  get the Promarkers out.

Heidi Grace papers
Tim Holtz birdcage die
MS punch
Craftwork Card sentiment
Flower, ribbon and pearls from stash.

I'm entering this into Sunday Sketch and Stamp

Off to have tea, catch you later.


Monday 7 February 2011

Crafty Cardmakers - Hearts

Over at Crafty Cardmakers we have a fab new challenge, Lisa has chosen a lovely theme, just in time for Valentine's Day. The theme is - Hearts.

I just I just couldn't resist using this adorable Mabelle RO couple for this weeks  challenge. I've coloured them with Promarkers and added punched hearts and also a little pearl heart. I used DCWV papers, Martha Stewart & Hobbycraft punches and Spellbinders, labels 1 & classic hearts nesties. The little flower has a touch of Cosmic Twinkles in the centre.

We're sponsored by The Stampman for this challenge who are offering a £10 voucher to use in their online store, shop or show!  They have a huge variety of products to suit all tastes including Hero Arts, Aspects of Design, Tim Holtz and Ranger and have also recently added some scrummy Prima papers to their range! 

Hope you all join in and I'm looking forward to seeing your lovely creations.

I'm entering this into the following challenges : crafts4eternity
                                                                    stamp something

Off to do some colouring, back later to catch up with you all.


Sunday 6 February 2011

Little Claire Fairy

Stick a fork in me, I'm done. We've just had a massive Sunday dinner and I so enjoyed it. Not been eating much food you have to chew this week because of my tooth.

When we got back from our shed shopping yesterday, the postman had been with a parcel. It was the fab candy I won over at mariannescraftroom. Marianne was so generous and it's a fantastic bag of stash. Thank You again Marianne.

I used : Little Claire stamp
            Buzzcraft paper
            Marriane D die
            MS & Nellie punches
            Spellbinders nesties
            Craftwork cards sentiment and candy
            Gems from stash

I'm entering this into A Gem of a Challenge & Little Claire's Designs challenge.

Will be back later for some blog hopping.


Saturday 5 February 2011

I Give You My Heart

Morning! won't say good, as it's absolutely chucking it down and we are off shed shopping. When we get back I'm going to have a couple of hours in the craft room. So the weather won't bother me then.

I absolutely love these fab sassy images, ordered a few more last night from funkykits.

I followed a fab sketch from Truly Scrumptious and I'm entering this into their challenge.

I used: Free paper, had it forever
Crafty Sentiments sentiment circle
Spellbinders nesties
Mc Gill & Woodware punches
Card Candy
Roses fom stash

Friday 4 February 2011

Two Lovely Surprises

Woohoo Friday again. Hope all you lovely bloggers are happy and well.

I have had two lovely surprises come my way, first of all I was very lucky to have won Marianne's blog candy. I am chuffed to bits, Thank You so much Marianne. It is fabulous candy.

Secondly, I have been given a fantastic award by the lovely and VERY talented Rachel. Rachel has an amazing blog that I love to visit and if you haven't already, hop over and check it out. She always has amazing creations and inspiration over there. Thank You Rachel I am so pleased you thought of me. :o)

This is a special award, which is aimed at bringing unknown good blogs to light and in accepting the award I have had to agree to the following conditions;

1) You have been tagged, do you want to accept?  Yes Please!  then create a post on your blog and post the love blog photo.

2) Link back to the person who gave you the award and say if you accept.
3) Choose 3-5 of your favourite blogs to tag, link these in your post too and tell the lucky people they have been tagged.As the aim of this award is to bring unknown good blogs to light, please don't tag somebody with 3000 followers.
I'm passing this award on to these five lovely bloggers:
Trish at Time-To-Share

  Right I'm off for some late night hopping.

Donna x

Thursday 3 February 2011

Shy Emmylou

Good evening everyone hope you are all well and also a Big Hello and Thank You to my new followers. I will popping by your blogs over the weekend for a visit.

How nice has it been today? Even though it was still chilly it's was so nice to see lovely bright skies. Roll on spring. This is a quick post, as I have an order to do for Hubby's workmate.

I used : Kraftin' Kimmie Shy Emmylou stamp
Craftwork cards papers and sentiment
MS & Xcut punches
Joy heart die
PromarkersRibbon, brad, lace and pearls from stash.

I'm entering this into-stamp with fun 
                               i love promarkers
                               a gem of a challenge

Right I must crack on with the card, will be back later to catch up with you all.

Donna x

Wednesday 2 February 2011

Friday Sketchers # 139

Hi there, hope everyone is well.

I spent most of the day asleep yesterday. Managed to get an to an emergency dentist and had the absess drained  but the tooth is dead so got to have it pulled when the infection has cleared. Feel better today though.

Funny how you miss blogging even when you're not well, what did I do with myself before...

 I'm entering this into Friday Sketchers who have another fab sketch.

I coloured Tilda & Edwin in with my WHSmiths pencils & Sansador.

Off to make some tea, will be back later to catch up with you all.

Donna x  

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