Saturday, 31 December 2011

My top 10 cards of 2011

Hi everyone, hope you all had a wonderful christmas and that santa was good to you.
I have had no time to craft as my little one has got a severe chest infection, bronchiolitis, and is on antibiotics and steroids, shes been very poorly the last couple of days, and tbh its been a bit scary. But hopefully shes on the mend.
I have seen loads of bloggers put on their top 10 cards of the year and i wanted to join in.
Before I show you my top 10, I would like to wish you all a wonderful happy and healthy new year.

 This was the first stamp I ever bought, and it lay in my stamp drawers untouched for about 3 years.

One of my fav cards ever, I love her pink hair!

I was so pleased to win top 5 at TOMIC with this card

This was my first ever saturated canary card, and it started a slight obsession with them! lol

Cant leave this one out as it is my favorite stamp of all time!

And yet another SC card, told you i was obsessed!

and another SC!!

First time making a white on white

Was so excited to get top 5 with this card at MDUC

I adore the sparkle on this card

Hope you like the ones Ive chosen, It was quite difficult lol!!

Saturday, 24 December 2011

Merry Christmas

Hi all, just thought I would pop on and wish everyone a very merry Christmas, I hope you all get some lovely goodies from santa and have a wonderful day with family and friends.

I have had the most amazing time this past 6 months, I have made some amazing new friends and been lucky enough to join some brilliant design teams.

 I just want to say thank you to all my new friends and to my wonderful followers, I appreciate every single one of you!

Merry Christmas everyone,
Wishing you a wonderful day filled with joy and love.

Wednesday, 21 December 2011

Welcome to the Crafty Creations Blog Hop and 2 week challenge.  You should be arriving here from Donelda Blog.  If this is your  first stop you can start by going to Claire's Blog.  The two week challenge is

 A  Card or Gift of Gratitude or Thanks

 Here is my  design piece for this week. I decided to make some vanilla cupcakes with little thank you banners, that are digis which were kindly given to us by the digi doodle shop.

Inside, mmmm yummy!!

Thanks for stopping by.

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 4. Dawn 
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Sunday, 18 December 2011

Lets Celebrate!

Hi everyone, Well are you all organized? I am so not ready, between Maya's birthday on christmas eve then christmas I am running around like a headless chicken, do you know how hard it is to get a birthday cake at christmas? I am off to try again tomorrow, wish me luck! lol

Right, lets get onto the new challenge over at Paper sundaes, which will last for two weeks this time as we are having a break for the holidays. We are sponsored this time by Stamp and create. So whats the challenge? well we want to see your celebration cards. This can be anything from christmas to new baby. I have used one of my new tildas from my stamp club. I am loving these stamps they are just so cute. I have set a challenge for myself though, I am not allowed to buy any more from the new collection till i have used every stamp from the club set. So I am going to have to sit on my hands and hide the credit card till I use all the stamps.

Wonder If I have the willpower?!!!

Anyway heres my celebrate card,

Card Recipe
Image - tilda from new collection
Papers - authentique uncommon
vintage seam binding from ebay
doily die cut was a freebie
flowers - woc
sentiment - computor generated.

Saturday, 17 December 2011

a couple of gorjuss girls

Afternoon everyone, hope you are all well and all ready for christmas. Just thought I would share a couple of christmas cards that i have made for family members.
I have used an older gorjuss girls stamp that I had forgotten about, shame on me!! lol
I was inspired to have a go at the no lines technique on kraft after i saw 3 tags on my friend Saras blog during the week. Now this is my first attempt so dont laugh! and its no where near as good as Sara's

Please excuse the blurry photo I really need a new camera

And this is another card made with the same image.

Images - sugar nellie gorjuss girls
papers on both - maya designs vintage winter
flowers - on red card woc, and on blue card handmade
snowflakes from asda

Tuesday, 13 December 2011

Tags for christmas

Morning everyone, Im running a bit late with this post as my two youngest kids have horrible colds, and are feeling very sorry for themselves, so only cuddles from mummy are making them feel better.
This is a very quick post to say its time for a new challenge over at Anything Goes, so for the next two weeks we want to see anything but a card.  I have chosen to make a tag 'a la Tim' Of course I have added my fav flowers to the tag and also little red apples that I got from a decorative sprig thing I bought from asda for 38p! Oh how I love a bargain. The holly leaves are from that too.

Oh and before you think I have suddenly got very creative and great at taking pictures, I had nothing to do with theses, it was Meghan. She is taking a higher course on photography and she is a natural at it.

Tag Recipe
tag - WH smith
noel - tim holtz
flowers - woc
leaves and apple - asda
pinecone -tim holtz

Ok I am off to dish out more cuddles, mixed with tissues, calpol and cough medicine! lol
Whats the bet I will catch it for Christmas?

Sunday, 11 December 2011

I want a candy cane that size!!!

Hi everyone, gosh isnt the week going so quickly, hope everyone isnt too frazzled with christmas preparations?
My list seems to be getting longer, not shorter!!! lol

Well its time for a new challenge over at Paper sundaes and also time for a new challenge at Dream Valley.

 This is my first dt card for dream valley so I am very excited.

I would have normally made 2 separate cards but I
 Luckily both challenges are 'christmas'.

Over at Paper sundaes we are sponsored by Simon says Stamp.

While over at Dream Valley this challenge will run from today (9th) till 6th Jan. Our sponsors are, bugaboo, OSCC, Meljen, Digi Doodle and Crafty Emma.

 I love this sweet tilda and wow wouldn't it be fab to have a candy cane that large!! well maybe not, think of the dentist bills LOL!!!

Card Recipe
images - magnolia
papers - maja designs vintage christmas
(oh dear Ive used 4 sheets now, and still no extra pad, think I need to go lie down!!)
flowers - woc and asda xmas decs (pulled them apart! lol)
snowflake - asda
sentiment stamp - lotv

Friday, 9 December 2011

A couple of 60th birthday cards

Afternoon all, Just thought I would pop in to show you a couple of birthday cards I was commisioned to make recently. This was quite a big order from my sisters friend and I will let you see the other 3 soon.
Both of these were for female 60th birthdays. They are a bit different from my normal style as there is no main image as such, but I am quite pleased how they turned out.

Thursday, 8 December 2011

Winner of blog candy

Evening all, I am back with the winner of my 6 month blog candy,
And the winner chosen by random org thingy, is...















Its No 4,
Of exclusively by mel

Can you contact me through my email with your address please sweetie, and I will get the goodies in the post asap xx

Thank you to everyone who took part and left me such lovely comments. And a very warm welcome to all my new followers, I hope you enjoy visiting and I will get around to giving you all a visit soon.
I am so glad I took the plunge and started my blog, its taken me on a wonderful journey and I have made fab friends through it.
 So thank you all again from the bottom of my heart. xxx

Wednesday, 7 December 2011

First DT card for Crafty Creations

Morning everyone, I am back today with my first DT card for Crafty Creations.  I am team 2 and for this weeks challenge its an nice easy one, we want to see your christmas projects with a sentiment. We are sponsored by the wonderful Lili of the Valley, who gave us images to work with.
Here is my card, I chose toboggan for two, such a sweet image.

Card Recipe
image - lotv toboggan for two
papers - memory box, mistletoe
dies - memory box,
ribbon, charm and sentiment all from stash

Well , thats my first card for one of my new dt, hope you like it.
Also wanted to say a big thank you to all my new followers, and for all the kind comments that you all leave, It means so much xx

I will be tomorrow with the winner of my 6 month anniversary candy.
Good luck everyone who entered

Monday, 5 December 2011

Noel Tilda....

Morning everyone, before you fall over in surprise that Im posting this early, its ok I have scheduled this post. I had a very productive day yesterday and managed to get a couple of cards made.
The first one i have to share is gorgeous tilda that I coloured to go with my Maja designs vintage winter pad that I bought a few weeks ago but couldnt find the courage to use it as its so lush and I only bought one pad!! May have to go and buy another to make feel better lol!!!
I also had a play with my Tim Holtz vintage noel die. I used a piece of card covered with double sided sticky sheets, then threw loads of gold glitter at it and made a right mess of everything , seriously I had glitter everywhere including a very sparkly dog again!!!
He was not impressed, so had to get the hoover out to clean him up, dont worry he loves the hoover Lol!!
Anyway both him and I are finally glitter free, (I think!!) so here is my card.

Yaaaay I managed to catch the sparkle on the photo1

Serious amounts of glitter!! Love it lol

Card recipe
Images - magnolia
Papers - maja designs vintage winter
dies - tim holtz, memory box
flowers - woc
gold flowers and snowflake - asda


entering into the following challenges
divas by design - anything goes
creatalicious - christmas with sparkle
simon says - anything goes
magnolia-licious  - inspiration photo