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