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Monday 30 May 2011

Sorry, I have'nt been around

Good evening folks, sorry I have'nt been around during the last week, I have been contemplating whether to put on my blog why, but as I know you are all such lovely people, who I consider as friends, I feel very able to share my sad news with you. My brother Ian  passed away last Wednesday. He was only 19 and fought very hard in his battle against Leukemia. Although we were told to expect the worse, it still came as a shock when we found out.

I have been really down since then and Hubby and my Kids have been amazing. I spent yesterday afternoon in my craft room as Hubby thought it might help and yes, it did.  You hear people say that crafting helps to get you through the bad times and I can agree with this, as it did take my mind off things. Today, we have been to Lincoln  in the pouring rain with our daughter Sam and grandson Bradley and it was just what I needed. My little grandson really cheered me up, although bless him he did'nt realise that he was doing so, he was just being his usual happy little self.

Thought I'd show you a couple of cards I made a couple of weeks ago using Little Claire's Good Things, Wheelbarrow.

I'm going try and catch up with you all over the next day or so. Hope you are all well.

Big Hugs.


Tuesday 24 May 2011

Sweet Pea, Dance of the Butterflies

Good evening folks, hope you're all happy and well.

I won some blog candy a few weeks ago from Lorraine  and this beautiful stamp was amongst it. I  stamped and coloured her a few days ago. What a pleasure to colour. So I thought I'd make a card with her this afternoon and it took me ages to find papers to match.  Note to self : in future choose papers first.

Just a quick post from me, off to catch up. Hope you all have a lovely evening.

Edited to say, I've been trying to comment tonight, but blogger won't let me comment on some peeps blogs, will keep trying though, sorry in advance,  if I don't manage it. 

Monday 23 May 2011

Pollycraft Bingo

Good evening folks, well the begining of another week and that means it's Pollycraft Monday. I love these little cuties, especially the new Enchant and Explore Set.  I just could'nt resist them.

I'm entering this into Pollycraft Monday Challenge who have an embellishment bingo, I've chosen sparkle, tag & flowers. Sketch Saturday who have a fab sketch.

Before I go, would you like the chance to win some Little Claire stamps? Well over at Little Claire's you have a chance to do just that. All you need to do is pick your two fave cards and leave a comment to say which they are and you could win the stamps that made them. How good is that?

Right I've got pj's on, a big cup of coffee, feet up and looking forward to visiting you all.

Sunday 22 May 2011

Sunday Sketch & Stamp #56 My Sketch

Good Morning everyone, hope everyone is enjoying the weekend. It's very windy here, I don't fancy chasing my washing around the garden, hope it stays put on the line.

I am quite excited about todays post as it's my turn to do a sketch. I've never done a sketch before and was'nt really sure where to start. Once I got cracking it was really easy and I am looking forward to doing the next one.

Hope you like it and will join us.

Our winner this week will win a fab digi stamp set from ...

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Here's the card I made following the sketch.
I'm entering my card into: LOTV who's theme is, here comes summer.
Have a great Sunday whatever you're upto. Back later to catch up with you all. :o)

Saturday 21 May 2011

RWAV Sneak Peek

Good Morning folks, what are you all planning for the weekend? I don't have much planned apart from shopping, washing and hopefully loadsa crafting. Hehe! Whatever you're doing, hope it's a good one with lots of lovely sunshine.

Another couple of cards from the Little Claire's RWAV Seasons set.  The stamp set includes the big window , four different views and some cute little sentiments. They're not in the online shop until next week but you can order early by ringing 0151 342 5715 and if you qoute 'My Happy Place' you will also get a free gift.

Back later to catch up with all your fab blogs. Have a lovely Saturday. :o)

Friday 20 May 2011

The Great Outdoors

Good Morning and it looks as though it may be a good one. We have sunshine, woohoo!

I have another sneak peek for you from Little Claire's.

These are both made using the Great Outdoors set (£8.99 ) there are some fab stamps in this set including, the tent & hiker, a sentiment and little embellies, perfect for making male cards. This great set is going to be released on the Little Claire's website next week. But if you would like to order it before just ring 0151 342 5715. Also if you mention my blog, you will get a free gift, how good is that ?


Thursday 19 May 2011

Spikey Flower SALE!

My second post today, one with an absolute bargain.

Little Claire have added the Spikey Flower Set to their sale section, until tomorrow 20th May 4pm. Was £7.50 now £3.50. Ooh! I just love a bargain. :o)

Here's  a  card made using this lovely set.

Back later to catch up with your lovely blogs.

Little Claire's Sneak Peek

Good Morning everyone, well it looks promising this morning, the sun is out and the sky is blue although a bit cloudy. Fingers crossed.

I have been really looking forward to sharing with you all some sneak peeks of some amazing stamp sets being released from Little Claire's on the 26th May. I am so lucky to be a part of this fab DT and recieve the most gorgeous stamps to work with.

Here are a couple of cards made with the Room With A View Seasons Set.

These were made using Spring & Summer and yes there is also Autumn and Winter. In the stamp set there are the window stamp, four different views and some fab little sentiments. The set is £8.99 and if you would like to purchase it before it's released you can, just ring Little Claire's on 0151 342 5715 and if you mention my blog - Donna at My Happy Place, you will also recieve a free gift.

Off to work now, hope you all have a lovely day.

Tuesday 17 May 2011

Lucky Day

Good evening everyone, have you all had a good day? hope so. Well the sun really tried it's best today and no rain so that's a bonus. Hope Mr. weatherman has the forecast right for the weekend, a heatwave this way comes, woohoo!

Had a good day today, got a lovely parcel of goodies and an amazing card from my lovely blog buddy Corry. Thanks again huni! Just as I was about to email her, there she was in my inbox, with a heads up that I'd won a new Sassy over at Carisa's  in the Simply Sassy blog hop. Thanks again Cor and Thank You again Carisa, I'm really chuffed to have won.

Also I've been chosen as a Favourite over at  Pollycraft Monday Challenge I am over the moon,  I just adore these amazing images as they are so adorable and a joy to colour. Thank you Paula and the lovely DT. :o)

Anyhoo.... on to tonights card. I have been looking for a kitty stamp, which I knew I had for a few days to enter the Tilda and cat or dog challenge over at Totally Tilda. Found it this morning so here it is.

I followed the fab sketch over at Sketch Saturday.

Hope you all are enjoying whats left of the evening. Off to link up and catch up with all your lovely blogs.

Monday 16 May 2011

Crafty Cardmakers #46 - Embossing

Hi folks, hope your all ok. Can't believe it's Monday again and the middle of May already. Where is the year going?  Just hope we're going to get some more sunshine, it's been a bit dull and chilly here today.

We have another fab challenge for you over at Crafty Cardmakers chosen by my lovely teamie Tracy

We'd like to see some embossing on your project, either heat or dry embossing.

I decided on dry embossing for this challenge using my bigshot and embossing folders. I used a very cute Wee image that I coloured with Promarkers, Derwent pencils and Sansador. The paper is a freebie from a magazine and I chose pearl card to emboss as I love the effect it gives. I used a Magnolia Doohickey border die to edge the blue card before I embossed it. I then added a few flowers, made with an xcut punch and embossed. A craftwork card sentiment, some  ribbon, charm and pearls to finish.

We have a lovely prize from Joanna Sheen for this challenge - a £10 voucher to spend in her online shop which is packed full of goodies!

So why not get out your embossing powders, heat guns and embossing folders and join us.

Have a peek at my fab teamies gorgeous creations whilst your there, they're a very talented bunch.


Sunday 15 May 2011

A rainy day

Hi there folks, hope you're all having a good Sunday and not letting the rain bother you too much. I hung out and fetched the washing in twice and eventually gave it up as a  bad job and put it in the dryer.

Having a bit of a do nothing much day today. Bit of tidying and watching the telly.

I made this one to enter into Stamp with fun fab sketch & LOTV bows and ribbons.

Think I might go and find something crafty to do, hope you all have a lovely afternoon whatever you're upto.

Back later to catch up with you all.

Saturday 14 May 2011

Sparkle at Little Claire's

Good evening folks, hope you are all well, happy and enjoying the weekend.  I've had the best day today, I've been doing a demo at  Busy Bees dabble day, where I met up with my lovely blog buddies Lisa (who was also demoing) & Fiona.  Hi girls, what a great day eh?

I also met Julie Atkinson (who was also demoing) for the first time too, wow! what an uber talented and very lovely lady she is.  All of the ladies who came were so lovely and we all had a really great day. I'm already looking forward to the next one.

Well it's time for another fab challenge over at Little Claires and our theme this time is Sparkle.

So get out all your glitter and sparkly stuff and come and join us.

I used one of my favourite stamp sets for this one, The Right Time how cute are these gorgeous little owls? The circle sentiment is part of a brand new set, Claire's Sentiments.

Hope you'll join us for this one, who does'nt  love a bit of sparkle? Whilst you're over there, check out the lovely creations from my very talented DT buddies.

Right off to catch up, I missed you all yesterday, got a bit fed up with blogger so gave up trying.

Thursday 12 May 2011

A wee cutie

Good evening everyone, a funny old day weather wise, as though it just can't decide what to do. 

I bought some of the adorable Wee stamps last week and have been having a little colouring sesh this afternoon. These are so pretty and so enjoyable to colour.

I used: MS PATP and butterfly punches
Xcut flower punch
Spellbinders circles, scallop circles and tag
Me to You, Tulip & Kanban papers
Promarkers, Derwent pencils and Sansador
Cosmic Twinkles
Craftwork Cards sentiment
Ribbon & pearls from stash

I made this following another fab sketch from Sketch Saturday and I'm entering it into their challenge.

Hubby at work till late so I've made myself beans on toast for tea and I'm going to have a little play in the craftroom, will be back soon to catch up.


Wednesday 11 May 2011

Pollycraft Monday Challenge - Boyz to Men

Hi everyone, Wednesday already, Where does time go?

I want to say a really big Thank You to you all for the amazing comments yeterday on my Simply Sassy Spotlight post. You are all so lovely! :o)

I also want to say a big Hiya! to my new folllowers, Thanks for joining me and I will be catching up with your blogs too over the next couple of days.

I've made this one to enter into Pollycraft Monday Challenge who's theme is Boyz to Men. I'm really enjoying making boys cards with these gorgeous Pollycraft images.

I would like to say Thank You again to the lovely Pollycraft DT for choosing me as one of their favourites in last weeks challenge. My blog will wear your badge with pride. :o)

Off to link up and catch up.

Tuesday 10 May 2011

Meet the Hogs & the Ele's

Hi folks, another post from me today. Little Claire's have a really fab range of stamps called 'In Squares' and they have got an amazing offer on all four of these fantastic stamp sets.

There are ElephantsHedgehogsCats and Westies.  These stamps can be purchased individually at £7.50 each or until 5pm Wednesday 11th May, the fantastic offer price All four for just £20.00

What  a great offer, I just love these sets, they are so versatile and very cute.

I really enjoyed playing with the Hedgehogs and the Elephants.

There are some really great stamps being launched this week over at  Little Claire's including a gorgeous set of Circle Sentiments. You're going to love these, something for every occasion and they fit perfectly into the Spellbinders small circle nesties.


Simply Sassy Tuesday Spotlight

Good afternoon folks, hope you're all having a great day.

I am absolutely over the moon today as my blog has been spotlighted over at Simply Sassy. Woohoohoo!

I was so surprised when the lovely Maria Therese asked me if she could spotlight my blog and the answer was a big fat, Yes Please!

I just love all of the Simply Sassy images, they are so adorable and beautifully drawn by the very talented  Krista Smith, making them an absolute pleasure to colour.

This is the card I made for Maria Therese to put on the blog. 

I would like to say a really Big Thank You to Maria Therese for spotlighting my blog, it's a real honour and I will have a big smile on my face for days to come. 

I will be back later to catch up with you all.

Sunday 8 May 2011

Sunday Sketch and Stamp # 54, Claire's sketch

Good morning folks, hope you are all ok. It looks like rain again today and how the blinds in my craftroom are blowing, it must be windy. Mmm! think I might stay in  today and get everything organised for the demo I'm doing next Saturday at Busy Bees.

My lovely teamie Claire over at Sunday Sketch & Stamp has designed a fab sketch for us all to play with this week.

Here's my take on it. Hope you can all join us, whilst you're over there check out all the amazing DTsamples.
What a talented bunch.

Before I go, as my candy has'nt been claimed, I've chosen another name out of the hat and that name is..


Could you email me Elly so I can post you the candy.

Friday 6 May 2011

Friday Feeling

Woohoo! it's Friday.

Good evening folks, how are you all? Hope you've had a good week and have a great weekend planned. I'm going to a fete tomorrow at the school where I work. My daughter Sam and grandson Bradley are coming, hope it's going to stay dry.

I got home from work earlier to find a lovely parcel of gorgeous goodies waiting for me. Inside, amongst the amazing candy I won over at Lorraines Creations was a stunning card from Lorraine. Thank You again hun, for the candy & the card, I am chuffed to bits to have won it and can't wait to play.

I made this one using another Pollycraft cutie pie. I do love 'em.
Also used: AC paper
Spellbinders labels 15
Craftwork cards sentiments
Ribbon & buttons from stash

I'm entering this into: Stamp Something who want to see something digi
Polka Doodles easel cards

Off to catch up.

Wednesday 4 May 2011

Sitting on the fence

Good evening everyone, ooh! another lovely day again.

 Hope you've all had a fab one, maybe enjoying some of the gorgeous sun, gardening or even better still, playing with your crafty stash. It really does cheer you up whatever you're doing.

At the moment I'm sat watching hubby and daughter 'bumping their iphones. Uh! whats that about?
Whatever it is they need to share, they're sat next to each other! To complicated for me lol!

I've made this one to enter into: Just Magnolia who's theme is buttons, bows and bling.
Magnolia Stamp Lovers who want to see flowers
Divas by Design  who's first challenge is, anything goes

I must go and water my plants, the only downfall with this lovely weather. Saying it quietly though, not in anyway moaning lol!

Back later to link up and catch up. :o)

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