Sunday, 23 January 2011

Birthday Card

Hi all

Hope you are having a great weekend so far cos I am.  I had a lovely relaxing day yesterday as I went out shopping with my Mum which we haven't done for ages, or at least since Brian became ill and today I have had a whole day crafting and going to my Scrapbooking club which was wonderful.

This is a birthday card that I have had to make which I hope you like.  All the background papers are the leftovers from my previous card which are Basic Grey (except I can't remember what collection).  The gorgous image is from Whiff of Joy and one of the City Girls Collection.  The flowers as usual are from Wild Orchids and all other items are from my stash.


I am entering this into the following challenges.

Basic Grey - Flowers
Sketch Saturday - Sketch 139
By the Cute & Girly - Bling
Let's Ink it Up - Anything Goes
Crafty Catz - Forgotten or not used for a while Stamp
Simply Create - Punches
Alphabet Challenge - L for Ladies (Ladies on your Card)
Meljens Challenge - Pink & Red

Thanks for stopping by and have a great week but come back next week as I will have another card to share with you.

Wednesday, 19 January 2011

Be Mine


Morning all

Is it really Wednesday again? Where do the weeks go.
I had some good news yesterday, My card featuring the adorable JOY was picked as one of the Top 3 over at Bearly Mine Challenges for their very first challenge, how good is that.  I am a very lucky girl as I have won a great cupcake stamp which will be really useful for those everyday girly cards.  So after such a fabulous start I couldn't not enter again this week, could I? 

After rifling through my card box, a friend of mine spotted the Valentine card I made to give to Brian and said could I make her one using one of those raunchy Kenny K images as she knew that the images would be just up her husbands street, so here it is.  I have used Basic Grey papers from my stash along with the gorgeous heart charm and pearls, the flowers and ribbon are from Wild Orchid Crafts.

I am entering this into the following challenges:

Bearly Mine - (Challenge 2) - Tis a Recipe, 3 Flowers, 2 Papers and 1 Image
Wild Orchid Crafts - (Challenge 15) Lets Get Sentimental
Passion for Promarkers - (Challenge 83) All you need is Love
Papertake Weekly - Ribbons & Pearls
Tuesday Morning Sketches - (Challenge 77) Use Metal on you Creation
Cards for Men - (Challenge 2) Let's Party
Sketch Saturday - (Challenge 138) Sketch
The Pixie Cottage - (Challenge 53) Who Do You Love

Thanks for visiting and all your comments and will be back with you again soon.

Wednesday, 12 January 2011

Thank You

Hi everyone

Hope you are having a good week so far.  Well I am really pleased with myself as I have been making sure to spend a little time each week crafting and am so happy as it really helps me relax.

Have you seen the gorgeous new images both digital and rubber from Funky Kits.  This little beauty is called JOY and can be found here, and as that is my Mum's name I couldn't resist - well could you just look at that adorable face.  I was asked to make a card for a lady who wanted a thank you card, she said she wanted it pink and girly.  I think this fits the bill don't you.

I have used my new Marianne Die again.  All the background papers are from Bearly Mine Crafts but I can't rememeber which sets they they are all lovely anyway I have followed Donna's fabulous sketch so that I could join in their very first challenge.  I have added some card candy from Craftwork Cards and flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts and that is about it.

I am entering this into the following challenges

Bearly Mine - Sketch
Creative Inspirations - Something New (Digi Image)
I love Promarkers - Punches (Butterfly)
Spoonful of Sugar - Thank You
Polkadoodles - A wish for the New Year - My wish is to live life to the fullest as Life is too short and you never really know when the unexpected is going to happen - don't I know it.
Cupcake Craft - Something New

Thanks for stopping by and hope to see you soon.

Sunday, 9 January 2011

Valentine's Card


Good morning to you all.

Well I have stuck to my resolution so far this year lol. but what a long week it has been.  Don't you find that the first week after Christmas seems to be sooooo long.

Well onto my card today.  I downloaded this fabulous Kenny K image with a card in mind for my hubby for valentines and isn't it just fab.  Mind you I am a bit concerned as I don't want his blood pressure going up anymore than it is at the moment (well you have to try and laugh don't you).  All the papers are a download from Pink Petticoat, the doily is new as well as my new Marianne die (I just loooove this).  I have coloured my image with my trusty promarkers and added some card candy from Craftwork cards.  The ribbon was one that I recycled from a wedding invitation last year (I knew I would use it sometime he! he!).

Hope you like it and thanks for stopping by.



I am entering this into the following challenges.

Kenny K's - Love You
I Love Promarkers - Recycle (Ribbon from a wedding Invitation)
Papertake Weekly - Anything Goes with option of fabric or paper lace
Whoopsi Daisy - Free and Easy
Creative Cottage - Something New (Marianne Die)
Little Red Wagon - Use a Doily
Moving along the Times - Ring out the Old, Ring in the New (Old Papers & New Marianne Die)

Sunday, 2 January 2011

Happy New Year

I would like to wish each and everyone of my lovely followers a Happy New Year for 2011.  2010 was not the best of years but as we know a new one has now started and I would like to take the time to thank you all for the lovely comments and emails received with best wishes for my wonderful hubby Brian.   He is starting to feel a bit better but we still have a long way to go.  It is amazing how something can happen that can change your whole perspective on life, it is far too short to worry about silly things, take each day as it comes and live life to the fullest.

With the New Year about to be upon us I have made a decision to try and post at least one card a week on my blog as I have to say that I have missed my crafting but I am hoping that my mojo will return now that mentally I am in a better place.

So without further ado, here is my creation to celebrate the 1st day of a new year.



This card was done for a young lady who was turning 13 and as easel cards are my favourite at the moment I opted for this.  All the papers used are the "With this Ring" collection by Nitwits - they are just a dream to work with and the image from  is from Kenny K's was just perfect I thought.

Thanks again for all your support and I look forward to being back with you all in blogland.

I am entering this into the following challenges:

Totally Gorgeous - Someone Special
Digital Tuesday - Anything Goes
Passion for Promarkers - Anything Goes