Thursday, 30 December 2010

Winter Birthday Card

Here's a winter birthday card I made whilst visiting my Mum and Dad over Christmas. I managed to raid my Mum's stamps and borrowed this cute Sarah Kay stamp.

The image is from Sarah Lay coloured in with Promakers. The stripey paper is from Doodlebug, the border punch is from Martha Stewart, the flowers are from Prima and the Sentiment is from Craftwork Cards
I'm entering this into:

Thank You Card

The challenge this week at CRAFT (challenge 83) is to make thank you cards, I'm sure we all have lots to make just after Christmas.
The lucky winner will win at £10 voucher to spend at Craft Obsessions

Here's my DT card:

The fairy stamp is from Lilli of the Valley and is coloured in with Promarkers, Sakura pens and stickles glitter. The ribbon and message are from Craftwork cards. The pearls are from Hobbyhouse the flowers are Prima flowers. I've used a Martha Stewart border punch. I can't remeber where the paper is from, but I think the green and pink spotty ones are from my minds eye.
Thanks for looking, don't forget to check out the rest of the CRAFT design team thank you cards
I'd like to enter this into:

Monday, 27 December 2010

Anyone for a hot chocolate?

Hope you all had a Happy Christmas and that Santa brought you lots of crafting goodies.

It's time for another challenge at Lexis Creations. This time the design team want to see your pink winter birthday cards. So time to pack away all your Christmas things until next year.
Our sponsor for this challenge (challenge 30) is Letraset
Here's my DT card using Hot Choc Scruffles availabe from Lexis store, Fairy Dust Crafts

Scruffles was coloured in using Promarkers and glossy accents were used the make the dotty effect on the cup and saucer. The papers are from Craftwork cards as are the cardcandy, ribbon and the sentiment. The flowers are Prima flowers and the center (silver bead and brad) are from Hobbyhouse.

Thanks for looking x

Friday, 24 December 2010

One final Christmas card for 2010

I thought I'd share one lastChristmas card that I made this year. This is one of my favourites as I'd never made this style of card before and the message makes me smile.

The sentiment stamps are both from Elyzbells. The cute gingerbread man is from Meiflower and the gingerbread man ribbon is from Crafty ribbons

Thanks for looking x

I'm entering this into:
The Crafty Pad - Challenge 102 - Anything goes
One Stitch at a time - Challenge 43 - Anything goes
Craft Catz - Challenge 63 - Your choice
Creative Craft Challenge - Anything goes

Thursday, 23 December 2010

Happy new year......

It's nearly 2011.....I hope 2011 is a year of happiness and joy for everyone.
Here's a new year hanging I made for my DT project for CRAFT challenge 82 which is
New (year)
Our sponsors this week at Sally and Sam Doodles

The lucky winner will get this digital pack, here's a sneak preview. It includes the image I've used on my project.

Here's my project:

The shapes are all cut out using my Slice machine. The pearls and silver adhesive glitter paper are fom hobbycraft. The ribbon is from my local craft shop and the stamp is from my stash (I know it was bought this year from Alexandra Palace craft show but no idea of the company)
Thanks for looking and don't forget to check out the other DT cards.

Monday, 20 December 2010

My kids Christmas makes

I'm on a roll tonight, I don't think I've ever done as many posts as this in one day.

I'd thought I'd show you the gifts that my boys made last week for their teachers at nursery and school. They made the mince pies and then decorated the little bags for them to go in. We had so much fun making them and of course got glitter everywhere, luckily not in the pies though!!

Here's Liams (age 4)

And here's his brothers, Owen's (age 3)

I'm entering Liam into a kids challenges at Stitchy Bear Kids the challenge for December is anything Christmas and at Kona kid krafter - Challenge 14 which is holidays

Thanks for looking x

Blogger award!

Wow, I've got my first blogger award

Thanks so much Jacky (aka Paddington fan) what a lovely surprise, it's so kind of you to pass the award onto me, it' s made my day.

The rules for this are:

1 - Thank the person who sent you it

2 - Say 8 things about yourself

3- Tag four other bloggy friends

4 - Let them know

So what should I tell you about myself:

1 -I've done a skydive for breakthrough breast cancer

2-I hate coffee

3- I have three boys in my life who are my world, my hubby and our two kids

4- I can dance; I learnt ballroom, latin, disco and rock and roll dancing for 14 years

5- I drive a red mini

6- I have a Wesite dog cuddly toy called 'Chips' that sits on my bed

7- I have a PhD in cell biology

8- I'd love my feet being massaged

Now for the difficult part, choosing only four other blogs to pass the award to, after much thought I'd like to pass it onto:

Carol - at Carol's world

Lou - at Lou's love of paper

Angela - at Toucan scraps

Julia - at Scraphappy

Crimbo Crackers

Managed to make crackers to go on our table for Christmas dinner for my hubby, our boys and myself. My brother-in-law may be a last minute guest, so I made him one as well just in case. I've put little pressies in them too. Hubby was very good this year and put a surprise pressie in my cracker too.

I'd like to enter them into challenges at:
The Crafty Pad - Challenge 102 - anything goes

Creative Belli Challenge - Challenge 106 - Christmas embellishments/papers

Allsorts Challenge - Challenge 83 - anything goes

Snow day!!

We've had lots of snow by us over the weekend, I thought I'd share a couple of photos of my boys out on their sledges taken on Saturday. We had lots of fun, but it was so cold we couldn't stay out too long. There's been no snow since Saturday evening but it's still so cold here, -11oC. I've already taken the boys out this morning on a sledge to the local shop, to get bread as we only have a couple of slices left!
Hope you all stay nice and warm. x

Thursday, 16 December 2010

Handbag card

As most of my Christmas cards are sent I decided to have a change and make a birthday card for CRAFT challenge this week. This weeks challenge is to make a project in black, white with a splash of colour. Our sponsor this week is Susie at Die cut dreams

The winner of this challenge will win three Chipboard door hanger kit, one in black, one in white and one in red

Here's my card:

Recipe: The shaped card is from Craftwork cards, as is the thick pink ribbon, card candy and sentiment. The black and white ribbon was from my local craft shop and the thin pink ribbon from crafty ribbons The flowers, gems and sentiment are from my stash.
Thanks for looking and don't forget to check out the other great DT cards over at CRAFT challenge

Monday, 13 December 2010


It's my first week as a member of Lexi's creations design team. So excited to join the fab team. My first DT card is for the glitter and pearls challenge 29.
The sponsor for this challenge is FairyDust Crafts which is Lexi's online craft shop.

The other design teams cards are amazing, so pop over and check them out.

Here's my card using Sammy the snowman image:

Lexi's Sammy the snowman image coloured in with Promarkers and covered with lots of stickles glitter. The snowflake paper is from Craftwork cards, the vellum was a magazine freebie, the blue snowflake paper is from Doodlebug. The ribbon are from Crafty ribbons, the snowflake charm is from hobbyhouse. Finally the leaves are made using a woodware stamp and the rest are from my stash.

Friday, 10 December 2010


This week over at CRAFT challenge we have another colour challenge, this is a pallet called Festivia designed by Eiglas.

The winner of this challenge wins the fab reindeer digi image desgined by Eiglas, the desgin team have been able to play with her cute Christmas image and have designed some lovely cards based around the colour pallet so check it out.

Here's my design team card:

Eiglas digi image has been coloured in with Promarkers and Sakura pens. The ribbon is from the crafty ribbons, the green check paper was also designed by Eiglas. The card candy is from Craftwork cards, the snowflakes are punched using my new punch hobbycraft and the rest is from my stash. Thanks for looking. x

I'd like to enter this into:
The Crafty Pad - 100th challenge - anything goes
I love promarkers - challenge 44 - christmas Carol/song (Rudolf the red nosed reindeer)

Saturday, 4 December 2010

We have two new fishy additions to our family...

We have 2 new additions to our family, two little fishes!! It's our boys first pet and is an early Christmas present for them. We got the tank last weekend but had to wait a week for the tank to settle down before getting fish. The shop advised us to just start with just two fish then add to them over time.
Meet Nemo and Ginger

Thursday, 2 December 2010

Winter Birthday Card

Time for another challenge over at CRAFT, this weeks challenge is to make a Christmas Birthday card. I made this card for my BIL's who's birthday is on 22nd Dec. He has Wesite Dog and this Sugar Nellie image reminded me of Christmas jumpers so I couldn't resist using it on his card.

Our sponsor this week is Toucan Scraps. On my card I've used a couple of papers from one of Angela's new digi paper ranges 'Jolly Christmas' they are perfect for Christmas cards, but can also be used for other occassions, like on my card.

We look forward to seeing your Christmas birthday cards at CRAFT and don't forget to check out the other wonderful creations made by the DT

Here's my DT card:

The image is a Sugar Nellie Stamp coloured in with Promarkers, the westie embellishment is from Meiflower, the papers are from Toucan Scrap, the snowflake is from Hobbyhouse and the card candy and birthday message is from Craftwork cards

Monday, 29 November 2010

I've been picked.....

Yipeee just found out that I've been chosen to join the DT over at Lexis Creations. I'm so excited, just been jumping round the room getting funny looks from hubby. I can't wait to work with the rest of the design team and of course Lexis great digi images.

I've had such a fab day today. We took our eldest son to the eye hospital as he has a squint/lazy eye, we found out that it's only mild so at the moment he doesn't need any treatment which we're very happy about, but he'll keep going for check ups. After dropping him back at school me and my hubby had our first meal out together without the kids in over 10 months and then we got all the Christmas shoping finished. So with also finding out about becoming a dt member it's been a very good day.


Friday, 26 November 2010

Christmas Book

For Christmas I decided to make a christmas scrapbook for my Mum and Dad, as they live 3 hours away from us they miss out on some of the little things my boys get up to at Christmas time. By the time we see them on Dec 27th I should have filled in all the empty spaces I left for photos. I bet I'll want to keep it though!!!

Over at CRAFT challenge this week the challenge (challenge 78) is to make a Christmas present, so this is my DT project. The winner will the win the gorgeous Snowglobe digi image from The Crafty Pad Stamp Designs, which I've used on one of the pages of my book.

Here's my little book:

I still have to finish the other pages, so there will be more to follow....
The book that I used is a chipboard one ready made from Papermania. The Snowglobe image is from The Crafty Pad and coloured in with Promarkers. The letters are stickers from Papermania, the red heart buttons are from Doodlebug, the silver and white paper and card candy are from Craftwork Cards, the green paper is what I won and the other things are from my stash.
I'm entering this into challenges at:

The Crafty Pad - Challenge 98 - Red and Green
Secret crafter Saturday Challenge - Challenge 110 - Christmas Gift
Die cut Dreams Challenge Blog - challenge 75 - Anything but a card
A Spoon Full of Sugar - Anything goes
Lexi's Creations - Challenge 27 - Traditional Christmas Colours
Top tip Tuesday - Layer upon Layer Challenge

Wednesday, 17 November 2010

Vellum Christmas Card

Well it may still be November, but I'm feeling pretty Christmasy already, my shopping is well underway and the kids are already wearing Santa hats around the house!!
This week over at CRAFT challenge we want to see some vellum on your card/project. I couldn't resist using a cute chistmas digi from our sponsor this week to make another Christmas card as my DT card.
Our sponsor is Sew Many Digital Stamps and the winner gets to choose 5 digi images fom her online shop.

Here's my card:

The digi image is coloured in with Promarkers. The snowflake paper is from Doodlebug and edged with a star Martha Stewart punch. The other blue paper is from my stash and the vellum is a freebie from a magazine over a year ago (I knew it would come in handy). The ribbon is also from Doodlebug, the snowflake charm is from Hobbyhouse and the flowers are from a lovely shop that was at the Alexandra craft show in September, I'm so annoyed as the flowers are beautiful and reasonable price and I can't remember the name of the shop they were from. There's also lots of sparkle all over using blue and silver stickles glue.

Thanks for looking and don't forget to check out the other DT cards from CRAFT challenge.

I'm also entering this into challenges at:

Bee Crafty Card Challenge - challenge 7 - all that glitters

The Crafty pad - Christmas sparkle

Monday, 15 November 2010

Bear Christmas Card

Here's my latest christmas card based around a sketch from Bee crafty's card challenge #6.

The stamp is from Lili of the valley which I've coloured in with Promarkers and lots of stickles glitter. The red background and stripey papers are from DCWV christmas multistack and green star paper from Papermania. The charms are from Creative Expressions, the sentiment from Craftwork cards, the flowers from Papermania and the gems and green ribbon are from my stash.
I'm entering this into:
I did it Creations Challenge blog - challenge 29 traditional christmas colours
Crazy 4 challenges - C436C - christmas
Totally Gorjuss - challenge 56 traditional christmas colours
The Crafty Pad - challenge 97 Christmas Sparkle

Wednesday, 10 November 2010

Winter Birthday Card

Over at CRAFT challenge this week the challenge is to follow a colour pallet called Barry.
This weeks sponsor is Stef aka glitter babe, the winner gets to choose 2 digi images from her online shop.
I got to play with one of Stef's lovely designs for my DT card called ice dancing.

I used the ice dancing digi which I coloured in with Promarkers and Sakura pens and added some stickles glitter. The background paper is from Papermania, the happy birthday message is from Craftwork cards, the ribbon is from my stash and the snowflake is cut from a punch by Kars.

I'm entering this into:

A Spoonfull of sugar - challenge 129 snow/snowflakes

Lexi's Creations - Challenge 26 Anything goes

Wednesday, 3 November 2010

Dry Embossing Mouse House Card

It's time for challenge 75 over at CRAFT challenge we want to see some dry embossing on your cards. The winner of this challenge gets to choose 3 digi images from Hope Jacare's digi shop, she has some super digi images including this cute mouse house one that I've used in my DT card

The image from Doodles by Hope Jacare is coloured in with Promarkers and Sakura pens. The dry embossing star background paper was made using a free Christmas embossing board from a craft mag. The butterfly is from Meiflower, the ticket stamp is by Whimsy stamp with distress ink added to it and the rest is from my stash. Thanks for looking. x

Tuesday, 26 October 2010

Monotone card...

This weeks challenge over at CRAFT is to create a monotone card.
The design team got to play with some images from this weeks sponsor Robyns Fetish Digital stamps. The winner of this challegne gets to choose either 5 digi stamps from the online shop or 4 images and a digi paper pack.
I've used the image 'Fairy Queen' and a couple of papers from the paper pack 'Coney Island Summer Papers'

The rest of the things on my card are: Prima flower (large) and a smaller Papermania flower and brad. The border punch I've used is from Martha Stewart. The bow is from Papermania, the other ribbon is Laura Ashley and the sentiment is Craftwork cards.
Don't forget to check out the other cards form the DT over at CRAFT
Thanks for looking. Sharon x