Wednesday, 30 January 2013

Lets Dance

I'm not overly pleased with this card, I just couldn't get it to "gel" like it did in my head.  My poorly doggie is now feeling well enough to be a pest, she is determined to stand right in front of my embellishment drawers.  I think it has more to do with her pain killers having worn off and her being cuddly and pathetic.  She can have another dose before bed to give her another restful nights sleep.


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I am entering this card into the following challenges:
Cutie Pie #36 Use Three Different Textures - matt, pearl and glossy buttons
Natalie and Amys Challenge #6 Something Old & Something New!! - Spots and Stripes Collection is new, the digi has been on my PC for a while.


Out of This World!

This was a tough one, I didn't have any Belated Birthday greetings so I had to make do with individual letters.  But thankfully I think I got it pretty straight.


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6 X 6" Paper Pack - Chronology
Ribbon - Capsule Collection Spots & Stripes Pastels
Digi by Polly Craft
Gem Rounds

Sunday, 27 January 2013

Valentines Love Boat

I love this image, it's oh so cute!  I'm really pleased I treated myself to the little beaded hearts, they finish off a card so sweetly.

Thank fully the snow has cleared here so at least other people's brum-brums will be back to normal.  My hand's still too sore to drive yet so my poorly doggie gets lifts to the vets from my lovely boyfriend who's been rushing home from work to take us to her appointments.  It's very nice to have a hand to hold when the news is bad, which it all seems to be at the moment.  Thank fully she did manage a few hours sleep last night and she seems to feel so much better for it.  Hopefully another long walk and another dose of painkillers will mean a repeat of that tonight.


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A5 Double Sided Paper Pack Valentines
Embossabilities - Me To You (Big Hugs)
Ribbon Home For Christmas
Bead Detail Hearts
Pearl Gemstone Wheel
Gem Flowers
Square Textured Card/Envelope - Red And Green
Cartridge Paper
ProMarkers BurgundyBerry RedPoppyBurnt SiennaCinnamonCaramelTanSandstoneIvoryApplePastel BeigeCornflowerPastel BlueAmethystLilacSunkissed PinkWarm Grey 3Warm Grey 2Warm Grey 1Cool Grey 4SaffronVanillaBlender.

I am entering this card into the following challenges:
CupCake Craft Challenge 226 Make A Scene
CRAFT Challenge 191 - Valentines Day/Love
Delicious Doodles Challenge #20 - All You Need is Love
Noah's Ark Challenge
Crafting When We Can Challenge 36 - Strawberries and Cream

Saturday, 26 January 2013

Pink and Brown Fairy

I'm hosting the Enchanted Challenge over at DoCrafts.  I've chosen a colour scheme as the theme.  As I was thinking about what theme to chose I happened upon one of my old cards which I had been quite pleased with mostly because of the pink and brown colour scheme.  So I used that smae colour combo for the challenge.

Here's my entry:


Products Used:
A5 Double Sided Paper Pack Valentines
Assorted Buttons - Capsule Collection Spots & Stripes Pastels

Die-Cut Greetings - Enchanted Fairies
Forever Friends - Luxury Ribbon Vintage Floral
Stitched Grosgrain 15mm
Terra Bidlespacher's Flutters Stamp
Brads included with Carousel
Pearl Gemstone Wheel
Nesting Dies - Oval
Nesting Dies - Scalloped Oval
Shapeabilities Jewel Flowers And Flourishes
Core Card Chocolate Mocha
Cards & Envelopes 6 x 6 Inch White
Cartridge Paper
ProMarkers WalnutBurnt SiennaCinnamonCaramelTanSandstoneBlushIvoryMossPastel BeigePastel BlueCeriseRose PinkCocktail PinkSunkissed Pink.

I am entering this card into the following challenges:
Enchanted Challenge - Pink and Brown
Stamptacular Challenge # 199 FAIRY Fever!
The Pink Elephant Challenge - #183
Passion for ProMarkers Week 182 use your favourite colour combo
Divas By Design Challenge 69 Fairytales
Fab N Funky Challenge 155- Use Your Favourite Colour Combo...
Friday Sketch Challenge #35
Dream Valley Challenge 49 - Girls, Girls, Girls
Sweet Stamping - Ribbon
Creative Card Crew Challenge 28 Girly


Thursday, 24 January 2013

Pink and Ivory Baby Girl

I love these Tatty Teddy digis, they're just so quick and easy to colour.  I've given her a pink nose as this is for a baby girl.  I'm chuffed with the change and with the way I've slotted the flower in.


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Pearls included with Carousel

I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Our First Holiday

This is a postcard I picked up in the first weekend away I spent with my boyfriend.  It was his birthday over Easter and I surprised him with a few days at a lovely inn on the Welsh coast.  We now go back to that area of the country every Easter - this has absolutely nothing to do with the discount fabric shop nearby!!!


Products Used:
Overton House Paper
Daisy Chains - Burleigh Blue
Boofle Buttons
6x6 Designstax - Lucy Cromwell
6x6 Designstax - Boofle

I am entering this page into the following challenges:
The Pink Elephant Scrapbook Challenge - #43 Colour Scheme
Katy's Photo Challenge

Touch My Coffee!!

I love this image, it's just so me!  I'm a total caffeine addict and I do have a very annoying habit of being incredibly cranky if I don't get my fix.  I wasn't intending to go for a monochrome card, it just sort of ended up that way but I'm quite pleased with it.


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Wednesday, 23 January 2013

Pink and Purple Floral

Ding bat me broke a fall with my hand and tore the tendon in my thumb.  So now my left thumb is wrapped up in a huge bandage and it can take up to three months to heal - grrr!  The most annoying thing is discovering all the things I use my left thumb for, opening a bottle or turning a tap, squeezing the shampoo bottle not to mention the fun I have tying my long hair back!  But hey I'm adapting to a new way of doing things.  But I'm afraid you won't be seeing any hand cut decoupage from me for a while and I'm already sorely missing my knitting.

I wish I could say the poor pooch is faring better but following my vet's advice I've taken the very difficult decision to have her tail amputated.  She looks so sweet and pathetic without it, I keep telling her she's beautiful because I somehow feel she'll be self conscious about it.  But she'll recover from the surgery in a few days and with a little luck that should be the end of it, she should be able to have a decent quality of life for another year or two, which is pretty good going for a ten year old dog.  As soon as the vet said she could have just months I booked her in for the amputation the very next day.  I know I did the right thing but it helps to keep telling myself that.

Enough of my trials and tribulations, the rough times in life are there to make us appreciate the good times and I firmly believe that everyone gets only their fare share of bad luck, if mine's done for the year then I have a great year to look forward to.

Here's my rather rough card for today:


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Pearls included with Carousel

I am entering this card into the following challenges:


Sunday, 20 January 2013

Tulip Christmas Deceoupage

My second card for today, I did the washing up and vaced downstairs in between so I suppose this marks my last excuse for putting off cleaning the living room.  Oh well, I'll be glad to get the sofa throw back on now it's dry.  I could only find the sofa I wanted (at a good price) in a yukky grey colour which shows up the pet hairs terribly!  Fortunately my lovely mum made me a patchwork quilt many years ago which does the job perfectly.


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Washi Tape - Free with a Magazine
Card Candi

I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Me To You Winter Birthday Card

I hope you're all keeping nice and warm on this oh so frosty day.  A huge welcome to my new followers, it's great to have you here.  And thank you for all the very lovely comments you've been leaving lately  they're really put a spring back in my step after a very busy week.

For me today is all about crafting with the occasional intermission for the cleaning.  I think that will be followed by a curl up on the sofa with a weepy movie, a mug of hot chocolate and my knitting.


Products Used:
Dovecraft Papers, Ribbons and Brads

I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Saturday, 19 January 2013

Thank You in White and Wine

Another busy day and another humongous delivery, I swear they're like buses!  You wait all week for one and then three show up at once.  But hey, all packed and ready for the postie guys on Monday, just this card to publish and then a nice long hot bath and an early night for me.


Products Used:
Papers from my stash

I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Crazy Birthday Layout

This is my lovely but completely crazy friend Amy having a typically crazy night out for her 21st, some years ago!


Products Used:
BoBunny Bleu Papers
Papermania Floral Border Sticker

I am entering this layout into the following challenges:



Friday, 18 January 2013

Chronology Coal Miner

I'm proper chuffed with this card.  Masculine cards aren't generally my thing but I'm really pleased with how this one turned out.


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Forever Friends Baby Girl

I've got a poorly doggie so it was off to the vets this evening, snow and all.  But on the bright side Suzie let the vet change her dressing without being sedated which is better for her and saves me a small fortune on the vets bills.

A super quick last minute card for today.


Products Used:
Forever Friends Spring Time Designer Decoupage
4mm Bling Gems - Silver
3mm Bling Gems - Silver
Velvet Ribbon
Nesting Dies Circle
Core Card Amaryllis
Cards & Envelopes 6 x 6 White Scalloped

I am entering this card into the following challenges:
One Stop Craft Challenge 211 - New Beginings
Sketch Saturday Week #241
Everybody Art Challenge # 219 - Girl
The Pink Elephant Challenge - #182 Pink, Red, & White
Creative Inspirations Challenge 197 - One For The Girls!
Divas By Design Challenge 68 Make it girlie
Cute Card Thursday Challenge 252 - Diamonds are Forever!
The Squirrel and The Fox #35 Anything Goes

Thursday, 17 January 2013

Dancing Mouse

Phew!  Another busy day.  But at least now I'm starting to get more days when I actually get to the end of my task list.

Just tea and one more card to make then my wonderful builder dad to see off home, he's been fitting some very neat PVC surrounds on my new roof windows today.  They look amazing!  I can't wait to get settled into my new loft studio, only a few months to go now.  I'll have to use it to store everything I own while the builders I've hired demolish the rest of my flat but there's light at the end of the tunnel now.

So on to today's card  . . . Well, yesterday's actually but hey . . .


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I am entering this card into the following challenges:
Crafts and Me Challenge #116 Something New - Papers, Bow and Ribbon are all new


Monday, 14 January 2013

Blue and Peach Posing Girl


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Christmas Again?!?


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Pink and Pearly Girly

Phew!  Another busy day, but I'm finally on top of everything - until tomorrow of course!  Hopefully the skirting should be being fitted in my new loft studio tomorrow.  So that'll be another busy day, Lasagne already in the fridge for my wonderful dad aka skirting fitter.


Products Used:
Assorted Buttons - Capsule Collection Spots & Stripes Pastels
Elisabeth Bell's Posing Stamp
Organza Blossom - Pink
Pearl Gemstone Wheel
Bead Detail Hearts
Nesting Dies - Oval
Nesting Dies - Scalloped Oval
Shapeabilities Jewel Flowers And Flourishes
London Fog Memento Ink Pad
Core Card Amaryllis
Stickles Cherry Ice
Cards & Envelopes 6 x 6 White Scalloped
Cartridge Paper
ProMarkers Sunkissed PinkBlushIvoryTanMustardButtercupCeriseRose PinkCocktail PinkBlender.

I am entering this card into the following challenges:
The Pink Elephant Challenge - #181 Celebrate
Divas By Design Challenge 67 Anything goes
I Love ProMarlers Challenge #150 - Tag It!
The Paper Shelter Challenge #94 Flower Extra Vaganza
Moving Along with the Times Floral Delights
Totally Papercrafts Challenge #149 - Ribbon
Dolly Mixture Challenge - Pink and White Birthday Card
Digi / Stamping Challenge New Stamp
In the Pink Challenge #11 - Luscious Lace

Saturday, 5 January 2013

Birthday Boy


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Cronology Tag


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Little Baby Forever Friends


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