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Tuesday 29 March 2011

Sketch & Stash #58

Good Evening folks, bit late tonight as I've been babysitting whilst my daughter's doing some training at work. Bradley wasn't a happy chappy though, has a temperature and generally grotty, bless him.

My lovely blog buddy Vicky has created a really fab sketch to play with over at Sketch and Stash.

Here's my card, it's for a certain little fella to give to his mummy on Sunday.

Going to link up and catch up with your lovely blogs before bed.


Monday 28 March 2011

Crafty Cardmakers Decoupage Challenge & afab award

Good afternoon folks. Another sunny day, hopefully for everyone.

We have a fab challenge for you over at Crafty Cardmakers Spotlight . This fortnights spotlight challenge was chosen by Mandy. We'd love to see your creations using Decoupage.

This one was something different for me. I don't usually do decoupage but I couldn't resist when I saw these Gorjuss decoupage sheets. I adore these cute characters. I've made an easel card using Spellbinders labels, 10 added a Martha Stewart border and Marrianne D scroll. Punched out some tiny Xcut flowers and a few gems to finish.

We are sponsored for this challenge by The Technique Junkie Newsletter

"The Technique Junkie Newsletter was started in 2002 as a resource for Rubber Stamping Techniques. The Newsletter is published every-other month, featuring 15 or more stamping techniques in step-by-step format.

Each technique has a corresponding pictorial onl ine, and a full page of inspirational artwork by the talented Technique Junkie Newsletter Designers. To date, over 600 Techniques have been published, by far the largest and most extensive library of rubber stamping tutorials available.

Our newest CD has over 79 cutting and embossing machine tutorials with over 850 techniques. The prize would be an Emboss or Die CD (Value $17.95). "

Wow doesn't that sound fab!

We would just love for you to join us, so lets see your cards using decoupage.


I have been given a fab award by the very lovely Angie over at Whichcraft Thank You so much Angie. I love it. Angie is a relatively new blogger who has a very lovely blog, if you get the chance pop over and say Hi and check out her gorgeous cards.

I think I'm supposed to choose who I'm going to pass this award onto. But i'm going to be a bit naughty and offer it to all of my lovely followers.


Sunday 27 March 2011

Friday Sketchers, Just Magnolia & Laptop problems...

Good Evening everyone, hope you're all ok. I've been trying to post this all day, but for some reason when I try to put an image on my blog there's nothing there. So I'm using Wayne's computer to do it. Think there's a problem with my laptop, Wayne's going to try and sort it out for me. I might be back later to comment on your lovely blogs but if still having problems will catch up tomorrow, hopefully.

Entering this into Friday Sketchers and Just Magnolia hopefully if I can get back on my laptop. Feeling really fed up :o( Donna x

Edited to say a Big Thank You! to my lovely blogger friends. Didn't think about it being Blogger. My laptops had a good disc clean, defrag and even had it's screen cleaned. Feeling loads better now :o) Off to catch up with you all.

Friday 25 March 2011

Cute little critter & Sketch Saturday

Good evening folks. Well, another week over. Can't believe how quick these last couple of months have gone. I'm loving the fab weather we're having, really cheers you up.

Been very busy over the last couple of days but managed to grab an hour to make this little quick one. I won some Lisa B designs stamps over at Sketch Saturday a couple of weeks ago and this little cutie is one of them.

I'm hoping to enter it into Sketch Saturday challenge, fingers crossed I haven't missed the deadline.


Wednesday 23 March 2011

LOTV again...

Good afternoon, wow! how lovely is it today, even better than yesterday. Fingers crossed, it will last.
Hope you are all well and enjoying a little crafting.

Thought I'd show my card with the stitching on, it's my second attempt, so not perfect, but I'm happy with it.  This one is actually for an order, 32 years eh? how wonderfully romantic.

I used: LOTV image & postcard
MME papers
MS, NS & Woodware punches
Spellbinders dies
Craftwork card candy

I'm entering this into: Passion for Promarkers in the garden

Hope you all have a lovely afternoon.


Monday 21 March 2011

Crafty Cardmakers #42 Special Birthday

Our challenge over at Crafty Cardmakers has been chosen by Melly , and  is to make a Special Birthday card.

I've made this special birthday card for a friends daughter. Oh! to be sixteen again LOL!

I used: Sugar Nellie Hippie Chick and coloured her with Promarkers, Derwent pencils & Sansador. Spellbinders ovals & Scalloped ovals. Trimcraft Dessert Blooms papers, Martha Stewart & Nellie Snellen punches. Sizzix, flowers, branches & leaves set. The letters for the sentiment are from a Cosmo Cricket scrapbook kit. And I just couldn't resist adding some gems.
We're sponsored once again by the fabulous Joanna Sheen who is offering a £10 prize for her superb online store!  Thank You once again Joanna!
Hope you will join us in making special birthday card's, looking forward to seeing your creations. Don't forget to check out the DT's wonderful cards over at Crafty Cardmakers.
Catch you all later.

Sunday 20 March 2011

A Little Fella

... for a change.  Thought I'd do a boy's card for a change. I adore this Pink Gem cutie. I've just shown it to Bradley and he thinks it's him.

I've been to the GNPE show at Harrogate today and got some lovely new stash. Thankfully it wasn't too busy early doors so managed to have a good look round. Ooh! and I had the yummiest scone at the cafe mmm!

I used : Go Kreate & Spellbinders dies
Pink Gem stamp
Promarkers & Derwent pencils
Buttons & string from stash
Tatty button sentiment

I'm entering this into: A Gem of a Challenge anything but square
Papertake Weekly triple tastic
Totally Papercrafts add buttons
Totally Gorjuss button it

Before I go, Thank You all for the lovely comments you left me yesterday. I really do appreciate and love to read all your comments.

Off to  link up and catch up with your fab blogs.

Saturday 19 March 2011

Little Claire's challenge 3 pink & green

Hi everyone, hope you are all well. What another lovely day it is again.

I have some really exciting news to share with you all, I've been asked to join Little Claire's design team and to say I am absolutely over the moon would be a HUGE understatement!

I am really looking forward to working with all of the amazingly talented DT and of course the incredible Little Claire's stamps. I would like to say a big THANK YOU to Gill, Lisa & all the DT for asking me to join them.


The new challenge over at Little Claire's is pink & green.I just love this gorgeous combination of colours. I used Lydia Goes Shopping which is currently a fab free download.

I also used: Spellbinders Nesties
Trimcraft Loveletters papers
X-cut & Woodware punches
Craftwork cards sentiment & candy
Ribbon from stash

So don't forget to nip over to Little Claire's Blog  to join in the challenge and check out the gorgeous DT creations.

Friday 18 March 2011

Friday Feeling

Good evening everyone, hope you are all ok. It's been another lovely day here, maybe spring is on the way. I can't believe how quick this week has gone and I'm really looking forward to the weekend. Hoping to have a few hours in the craft room tomorrow and maybe going to Harrogate on Sunday for the craft show.

I made this to enter into: Friday Sketchers a lovely sketch
Just Magnolia who want to see your favourite colour combo. I do have a few favourites but fancied using pink & blue.

I used: Magnolia Tilda
K&Co papers
MS & NS punches
Promarkers & Derwent pencils
Craftwork cards sentiment
Doily, pearls & roses from stash

Wednesday 16 March 2011

May Pixie

Good Morning!  Hope everyone is well and happy. Another early one from me. I'm off to work after this. Really enjoyed making this one. I love making shaped cards.

I'm entering this into Totally Papercrafts who would like to see your shaped cards.

I used : Pixie Dust Studio May pixie
Go Kreate, Cttage Cutz & Spellbinders dies
Forever Friends paper
X-cut & NS punches
Crafty Sentiments sentiment circle
Promarkers & Derwent pencils
Ribbon & brad from stash

Hope you all have a good day today, will be back tonight to catch up with you all.

Monday 14 March 2011

Another lovely day

Good evening all, hasn't it been another lovely day.  I'm making it short & sweet tonight as I want to catch up with you all and watch Glee. 

But before i get on with it I would like to say Hi to my lovely new followers and Thank You for joining me. I will get round to visiting you too, very soon.

I've made this one to enter into Sketch Saturday challenge, another great sketch from them.


Saturday 12 March 2011

Just Magnolia & a fantastic win

Hi there, hope you are all enjoying the weekend.

I've had a lovely surprise today, I won Challenge#145 over at Sketch Saturday. The win includes an amazing prize, 4 Lisa B Designs stamps & a paper pack.

Thank you so much Lisa, Cazza and the team. :o)

I made this one to enter into Just Magnolia 
they have a gorgeous sketch designed by the very talented Bev

I used: Magnolia Tilda
Trimcraft Love Letters
Spellbinders Dies
MS Cherish punch
X-cut punch
Woodware punch
Craftwork card sentiment
Cosmic Twinkles
Promarkers & Derwent pencils
Ribbon & lace from stash

Friday 11 March 2011

Bright & Early and New Blogger...

2nd Post today.

My lovely friend Fiona who I met at Busy Bees dabble day in November last year has started a blog. So if you get the chance could you pop over and welcome her to blogland.  She is a fab lady with a wicked sense of humour.


Good Morning folks. I'm very early this morning, thought I'd quickly post this before work. Didn't get chance to do much yesterday, busy busy, where on earth does time go?

Does'nt look to bad outside this morning, well it's not raining anyway.

I used:Funkykits Bad Hare Day
Spellbinders Labels 4
Marriane D corner
Promarkers & Derwent pencils
Craftwork cards sentiment & candy
MS punch
Ribbon, papers & flowers from stash

I'm entering this into Papertake Weekly lemon zingy.


Wednesday 9 March 2011

What a difference...

...a day makes. Can't believe the rain today after the lovely weather yesterday, at least the night's are getting lighter.

Hope everyone is happy, well and enjoying their evening. I would like to say a big Hello, welcome and Thank You to my lovely new followers, it's great to have you on board.

I am really loving colouring these gorgeous Someoddgirl images.

I used : Flower Kaylee digi image
Cosmo Cricket papers.
Promarkers and Derwent pencils
X-cut pinches
Ribbon & pearls from stash

I'm entering this into Make It Colourful colour with shine.

Going to grab myself a big coffee, perhaps a chocolate biccy or two and visit your lovely blogs.

Tuesday 8 March 2011

Truly Scrumptious

Wow! what a lovely day we've had today. It really does cheer you up having some sunshine.

Hope you have all had some of the fab spring weather too.

I'm hoping to get in a few hours crafting this evening as hubby is at work until late. That is if I don't get sidetracked digi stamp shopping as I did yesterday. But soo worth it, as I got a couple of real cuties from Some Odd Girl. This little darling is called, flower girl Mae and I think she is so adorable.

I'm entering this into:Truly Scrumptious who have a great sketch

I used : Promarkers & Derwent pencils
Pink Parfait paper
Spellbinders Fanciful Holiday
MS punch
Gems from stash

Off to grab a butty and then get on with some playing. I'm going to catch up with you all later as I didn't blog last night. I ended up at Tesco with Sam and Bradley. We tried on most of the sale rail and got quite a few bargains. 

TTFN Catch you all later.

Sunday 6 March 2011

Another Tatty Button

Hi there folks, short and sweet tonight as I want to have a good look round your lovely blogs and it takes me forever to do a post.

The weekend has gone far too quick, hope you all have had a good one.

I used another Tatty Button stamp, coloured her with Promarkers and Derwent pencils. The papers are Basic Grey and used Spellbinders dies and MS punches.

I followed a great sketch over at Sketch Saturday and I'm entering it to their challenge.

Saturday 5 March 2011

Yipee! top 3, top 4 and Tatty Button.

A very good evening to to you all. Hope you are all ok and enjoying the weekend.

I've had a lovely day and had a couple of fab surprises.

I really enjoyed the demo/dabble at Busy Bees and also the Tatty Button stamps I had been wanting had arrived.

I have two lovely bits of news to share, I got top 3 at Little Claires Designs & top 4 at A Gem of a Challenge. I am absolutely thrilled to bits and would like to say a HUGE! Thank You to both DT's.

I used: Tatty Button stamp
Various papers out of scrap box
Spellbinders labels 11 & MS punch
Cottage cutz die
Craftwork Cards sentiment and candy
Paperclip & ribbon
Promarkers, Derwent pencils & Sansador

I followed a really lovely crafts4eternity sketch and I'm entering it into their challenge.

Rightyoh! I'm off to make some tea and have a tidy round, then I'm having a night on the lappy with some red wine and an orange Aero. Yummy!

Friday 4 March 2011


Woohoo! here comes the weekend.

Hope you all have a lovely couple of days planned and we have some nice weather. (hoping for a bit much with the weather  eh?)

I'm doing a demo/dabble tomorrow at Busy Bees. I love doing these and meet some very lovely crafters whilst there too.

Me and hubby have decided to have a run somewhere on Sunday. Not sure where but I'm hoping there's a craft shop to have a gander round.

I used:Magnolia Tilda
K&Co papers (very old) 
Doohickey die
Promarkers,  Derwent pencils & Sansador
Peel off corners (something old)
Ribbon, pearls and doiley from stash
Gold gel pen for faux stitching.

I'm going to enter it into:Friday Sketchers sketch
Just Magnolia anything goes & optional glitter
Papertake weekly anything goes & optional something old

Will be back later to link up and visit you all, as my little grandson Bradley has come to play.


Thursday 3 March 2011

Mia with Bouquet

Good evening to all you lovely folk. Hope you are all ok.

I got some lovely Wild Rose stamps and papers last night, so had to have a litle play.

I used : Mia with bouquet
Cherry Cupcake paper stack
Spellbinders Labels 10
MS, NS & Woodware punches
Promarkers & Derwent pencils
Craftwork card sentiment
Gems from stash

Will be back in a bit to catch up.

Tuesday 1 March 2011

Something Sassy and a couple of fab awards

Hi everyone hope you are all well and had some of the lovely sun we've had here today.

I've made tonight's card using some yummy Paisley Road papers that I've had for ages. I was still at the looking and stroking stage with them, but told myself to stop being daft and chop them up.

 I  used  Pillow Talk  from Sugar Nellie and coloured her with Promarkers and Derwent pencils.
Added a scroll cut with a Cottage Cuts die and some flowers made with an X-cut punch.

I followed a great sketch over at Sunday Sketch and Stamp and I'm entering it into their challenge.

I've been given two more fab awards, I'm really chuffed that my lovely blogging buddies have thought of me.

The first is from Claire, Thank You Claire, I love it.

I need to tell you three things about myself and then pass it on to Five other bloggers.

1. When I was little I wanted to be a librarian when I grew up.
2. Although I love to watch dancing on ice, I can't skate, I can barely stand up on the ice.
3. I love to fly, it's a big part of going abroard for me, I love it.

The five lovely people I want to pass this on to are :


The second one is from my lovely teamie at Crafty Cardmakers Eiglas. I have to think of 8 interesting facts about myself for this one so, I will put my thinking cap on and do this in my next post.

I'm off to link up, then visit with you all.

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