Thursday, 31 December 2009

Happy New Year

Have you all had a lovely Chrismas, we certainly did but I've definitely eaten far too much and had the odd few too many glasses of wine, so the diet has really got to start the day after tomorrow.
I am really missing crafting and can't wait until the tree is taken down next week and I can get my little craft area back but thought I would show you a couple of my Christmas cards that I didn't get a chance to put on before, so here they are.
I was running behind the last week before Christmas and still had family and friends cards to do so decided to do a digital design which I was really pleased with. The second one I made for Benn (don't you just love this cute little image).
Well the next post I put on will be the first one of the new year so I just want to take the time to say have a great, healthy, and happy New Year, and whatever you are up to tonight, take care.
Max x

Wednesday, 23 December 2009

Fabulous blog candy & A big thank you

I have been seeing a few boxes made recently using the Sizzix XL dies and they look really good. Well Paul over at Crafty Blogocks, a blog I regularly follow, has invested in some and has very kindly put some die cuts up as blog candy. If you fancy being in with a chance to win some then pop on over there, add a comment and put a link back to the candy on your blog and you never know, your name could be picked as the lucky winner. Even if you don't fancy some candy, pop over to Paul's anyway as he really does some lovely stuff and will give you lots of inspiration.
While we are on the subject of blog candy, I was very lucky to find I had been lucky enough to win the Beyond Birthdays Cricut cartridge over at Christmas with the Cricut last week during their Christmas Ustream giveaway. I was so excited when I found out as I am not very lucky when it comes to winning, so thank you girls for picking my name and well done to you for making it a fabulous place for inspiration when using your Cricut machine.
I won't be back now until after Christmas but I just want to say a big thank you to all my followers and people who have been kind enough to leave comments on my blog, it really means a lot that you take the time out of your own busy schedules to comment. I also want to thank everyone whose blogs that I also follow as you also give me such inspiration. I hope you all have a lovely Christmas and a Happy New Year and I look forward to visiting you all again in 2010.

Tuesday, 22 December 2009

By The Cute and Girly

This is my last make for this month over at By The Cute and Girly titled "At the Movies" for which I decided on the name Skippy. This photo brings back a lot of memories as it was taken last year when Benn and I went out to Australia with my parents to see my brother who has lived there for the last 20 years. It was our first time and I loved it. We had gone to a place called Featherdale Wildlife Park just outside Sydney when this little joey decided to jump out its mothers pouch to follow Benn who had food to feed the animals with, its mother kept following it trying to nudge it back into her pouch but it wasn't going to be put off. It was such a beautiful sight and we were priviledged to be able to touch this lovely little creature who felt so velvety and soft. It will be a memory that will stay with me forever. The reason my layout is called the 2 Joeys is because Benn is actually Joseph Benn but we call him Benn.

Wednesday, 16 December 2009

By The Cute and Girly

This month over at By The Cute & Girly the theme is "At The Movies" so I thought I would share with you a couple of my DT creations.
My first one is a card using an image from Digisparkle who is one of our lovely sponsors this month. My scrapbook page "Dreamer" is of Benn during one of his horse riding lessons. Do you have loads of photos that you haven't had time to scrapbook yet, I never seem to catch up but I do love my scrapbooking.
If you fancy playing along there is still time, just create something relating to movies and you will be in with a chance of winning and there are 4 prizes up for grabs this month. You can also enter more than once, but remember, you can only enter once in each category.

Monday, 14 December 2009

Cute Daisy May - Green & Gold

Morning everyone, happy Monday.

This week over at Cute Daisy May the challenge was to make a Green and Gold card. I decided to do one using Linnie's cute little Baby images as I thought it would be lovely for Luke's First Christmas card.
I brought the image into photoshop and added a circular sentiment and border, printed it out and coloured with promarkers. I then matted it on to a nestie cutout. All the papers I have used are again from the new collection by Bearly Mine Designs called Christmas Frolics.
It would be lovely to see you play along with the challenge as we love to see what you create, and don't forget, you don't even have to use a CDM image, and you never know, you could be the winner this week.
Thanks for stopping by.

Sunday, 13 December 2009

Polkadoodle Challenge

This week over at Polkadoodles the challenge is to make a card with an envelope format, and after seeing this cute little image over at Digital Delights thought how perfect it would be for this challenge. I coloured the image with my promarkers and then scaled my background paper from Bearly Mine using the computer to add an insert to my envelope. The lovely ticket sentiment was another freebie from Bizzy Becs.
Hope you have a good week .

Saturday, 12 December 2009

Few Challenges

Morning everyone, isn't it great that the weekend is here again.
Here is a card that I made for my lovely husband finally getting to use this adorable Gillian Roberts stamp. I bought this with Brian and Benn's cards in mind as the image is just too cute. My background spotty paper is from a DCWV pad and I think it was actually the Pet stack but I can't be too sure now. I coloured the little image in with my promarkers and then distressed it with my Tim Holtz ink pads then cut out using my nestibilities. I then cuttlebugged a strip of green using my Snowflake embossing folder. The gorgeous little ticket stub has come from a new Digi store called Bizzy Becks that I came across while visiting my daily blogs. These are wonderful as there are ones for everyday, occasions and even blank ones for you to add your own text and at only $2.65 AUD for 21 stubs it is a real bargain, all I did was adapt one to fit a saying for my hubby's card. I can tell I will be using these so much as I am always stuck for sentiments.
I am entering this into the following challenges:
Whimsy Stamps - Die Cuts
Digital Tuesday - Christmas Song (Mistletoe and Wine, Cliff Richard)
I Love Promarkers - Dots and Stripes
Hope you enjoyed looking.

Wednesday, 9 December 2009

Birthday Card for Dad

Today I have a card to show you that I made for my wonderful Dad who celebrated his 75th Birthday recently, and just in case he is reading this, hi Dad.
For this card I used the adorable Magnolia Lion that was included in the Pet collection a while back. I really love this image and can find lots of uses for it, including some fab sentiments to go with it. It also gave me a good chance to use up some of my scrap papers.
I used an 8x8 Craftwork Cards base, that was mat and layered some Bazzill and Precious Metal paper from Memory Keepers. I then decoupaged my image twice after colouring in with Promarkers and popped it on to a nesties base, added a computer generated sentiment and then distressed all the white card to give it an aged look.
Hope you enjoyed looking.

Monday, 7 December 2009

Twinkle Twinkle

Well another week begins and another week nearer Christmas. Are you all ready yet? No neither am I so I really need to be getting myself into gear.
This week over at Cute Daisy May's the theme is Twinkle Twinkle and as you can see from my card I made it twinkle with all that glitter. All papers were from my stash with the light blue being cuttlebugged using my snowflake folder, unfortunately I can't tell you who makes the patterned paper. The lovely image can be found here on Sheet 67 and you never know, if you enter you could even win yourself this download or any other that takes your fancy. If you are stuck for a bit of inspiration have a look at the DT crds as they are all fabulous again this week, so come on over as we'd love to have you join in.

Friday, 4 December 2009

Thank God it is Friday again. I really don't know where the time is going at the moment with Christmas jut around the corner. Are you all ready? I'm not, I only have 1 present so far so am really going to have to get a move on. At least the good thing thing is I know what I am wanting to get for everyone which helps.
Well on to my card, I decided to do another Easel card as I really love this shape. I have once again used papers from Bearly Mine Designs as these are just so pretty along with some co-ordinating Pink Petticoat ones too. I stamped a lovely Tilda image and coloured her in using my Promarkers mounted her onto pop dots, added a computer generated sentiment and there you have it.
Have a great weekend everyone and look forward to sharing some more with you soon.

Thursday, 3 December 2009

Lily Boo - December Challenge & New Image Sheets

This month over at Lily Boo Too the challenge is "Paper Piecing" and as you will recently remember, I gave you a sneaky peak of a new collection called Gingerbreads that Sam was going to be adding to the boutique. Well while I was away these were added and they are just fantastic at £1.99 for 6. So with these in mind I decided to use another one of them for my challenge card, Isn't he just adorable and so cheeky looking. I have paper pieced the cute little ginger along with the pot base and ribbon using papers from Donna's (Bearly Mine Crafts), new collection called Christmas Frolics, they are really great.
The second card is the full reveal of my sneaky peak, hope it has given you some inspiration.

Tuesday, 1 December 2009

I'm Back

I can't believe it is now December, where has the time gone. I had a lovely time in Malta, it was lovely and warm and so relaxing. I really miss the boys when I am away but I do think it makes me appreciate them even more when I come home.

If you remember, Benn was on an activity weekend in Cumbria just before I went and thoroughly enjoyed himself caving, rock climbing and all that type of stuff. I was starting to get a bit nervous as I hadn't been able to contact him. I kept thinking though, if anything had happened the school would contact us and they had warned us that there was only one network that ever seemed to be able to get a signal but it still doesn't make you feel any better. Anyway, I finally received a call from him just as I was leaving for the airport only for him to say that where he was staying was 5 minutes or so away from where the policeman lost his life. You can imagine how I felt. I feel so sorry for all the people who were affected by that shocking weather and especially for the family of that poor policeman.

Right, this month over at By the Cute and Girly the theme is "Lets go to the Movies" which gives you so much choice. So come on over, make a card, scrapbook page or anything else crafty, but don't forget, you can only enter once for each category. If you are stuck for inspiration then the DT have come up with some fabulous projects to get your juices flowing. Here's one of my projects.

I have a couple more to share with you over the next few weeks so keep popping back.