Wednesday, 24 December 2008

Merry Christmas Everyone

It's been 2 months since I last posted, so I'm not sure if anyone is still out there!!! Just in case, MERRY CHRISTMAS to you all. Special thanks to Natty K, Michelle and Tracy for the gorgeous cards and Tracy for the lovely chocs.

The last couple of months have been very tricky and crafting has been the last thing on my mind, but I am hoping that in January I can get back into the swing of things. Work has been hectic, as we were taken over in a hostile takeover bid, but everything has worked out exactly as my hubby and I wanted and the best for our little family. My gran has also been ill in the last couple of months and we have now found out that its cancer and there is nothing they can do due to her age, it's just a waiting game now. I've also had a little scare with the baby, but everything is fine and then to top it all I'm just recovering from the Winter Vomiting bug!!!

I hardly dare admit it, but I've hardly made any Christmas cards this year, as my heart just hasn't been in it, but I have just been checking my list of fav blogs and there are some fantastic cards on them.

I shall be finishing work on 16th January, so I have 8 weeks before baby is due to relax and I am planning on finding the crafting bug when I tidy up after Christmas!!!

Hoping to be back in the New Year :o)

Friday, 24 October 2008

Christmas card order

I've made a copy of special cards this year for a girl my brother works with and she asked if I could do here special ones for her family.

Image - Woodward Mr Frosty
Paper - Dovecraft
Ribbon - Stash
Sentiment - Pink Petticoat
Baubles - Stash
Paper - Dawn Bibby
Peel Off - Anitas

Wednesday, 22 October 2008

Embellishments galore

Been a bit naughty this week and treated myself to this fab embellishment kit from Poppicrafts after seeing it on Hans blog.

Although, I am not buying any Christmas papers or embellishments, I have hardly any ribbons, so this little pack of 25 different ribbons also feel into my shopping :o)

Midnight card!!!

I really struggled on Saturday night to get to sleep, so at 12 o'clock I decided to get up and have a little play in my craft room!!! I've had this Dawn Bibby paper for years and the Christmas trees and script paper were in a little kit I got the other year. Not the best of pics, but all the shiny surfaces made it a bit tricky :o)

Friday Sketchers

I love doing sketch challenges as it makes it so much easier to make a card and this weeks sketch at Friday Sketchers is great. I used this fab High Hopes image from Tracey at Dies to Die For

Stamp - High Hopes Christmas Treat
Paper - Magazine Freebie
Embossing - Cuttlebug
Brads - Stash
Glitter - Stickles
Sentiment - Pink Petticoat

Monday, 20 October 2008

Secret Sister Reveal

I am useless at the moment, I keep forgetting to do things or think I have already done them!!!! Hopefully this will improve before baby arrives, otherwise I'll be coming home and forgetting the little one.

The lovely Michelle at Card Grotto organised a Secret Sister and now is the time to reveal who our Secret Sister was. Although I know this won't come as a surprise to the lady, as I stamped my card with my name and forgot is was meant to be Secret!!! Anyway I sent my goodies to Gina at The Card Kabin. I didn't think to take a picture of the goodies before I sent them so you can find a pic on Gina's blog here.

I also got a lovely card and goodies off my Secret Sister and I had guessed from the style of the card who it was from!! Thanks Julie, you are right I do love my Penny Blacks!

Friday, 17 October 2008

Jills Blog Candy

The lovely Jill from Jill's Card is celebrating 10,000 hits on her blog with a fantastic blog candy. All you need to do is leave Jill a comment and post a link on your blog

Natalies Blog Anniversary

The lovely Natalie at Crafting Fun is celebrating her first blog anniversary with a fantastic blog candy. All you need to do is leave her a comment and add a post to your blog.

Sunday, 12 October 2008

More christmas cards

Well not managed too many cards this week, seem to have more energy now, but Matt finished his law degree exams on Monday so I've been spending time most evening with him. It's a bit strange spending so much time with him, as the last month he has been studying every evening and all weekend!!!!! Hopefully in 3 weeks time I will know if we are having a little boy or girl, Miss Organised here can't bear not knowing as I want to start decorating the room and getting things sorted.

The first card is using this lovely little image that Michelle from Card Grotto, he is such a cutie.

Stamp - Penny Black
Holly border stamp -Dawn Bibby
Paper - Freebie from magazine
Glitter - stash

Image - Freebie from Pink Petticoat last year
Paper - Freebie from magazine
Gems - Papermania

High Hopes Christmas

Tracy at Dies to Die For has some fab High Hopes Christmas stamps in stock at the moment and I just had to play with this one. I really love this stamp, as you can also break it down to 3 separate Santas!

Stamp - High Hopes 3 Pane Santas
Paper - Dovecraft
Ribbon - Dies to Die For
Sentiment - Pink Petticoat

Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge

This is the second challenge at Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge and it's a fab sketch by Sue.

Stamp - Woodware Mr Frosty Stamp Set
Paper - Doodlebug
Frill - Doodlebug
Buttons - Dovecraft
Glitter -Stickles
Sentiment - Pink Petticoat

Penny Black Saturday - Thanks a Bunch

This weeks challenge at Penny Black Saturday is Thanks A Bunch. I didn't have the right sentiment in the Craftwork Cards flower, so I've had to go with Just For You, buy Ducky is holding a bunch!

Stamp - Penny Black Duckling
Paper - Stash
Embossing - Cuttlebug
Ribbon - Ribbon Oasis
Sentiment - Craftwork Cards

Tuesday, 7 October 2008

Penny Black Christmas

Well I managed another couple of cards last night, not sure what has come over me! Couple of more christmas cards, using some cute Penny Black images.

Stamp - Penny Black Winter Snuggles
Paper - Partners
Snowflake - Craftwork Cards (coloured using Brilliance ink)
Glitter - Stickles
Sentiment - Pink Petticoat

Stamp - Penny Black Wishes for Kisses

Paper - Stash

Glitter - Stickles

Sentiment - Anita's

How naughty am I!

Well I couldn't resist any longer and treated myself to some Forever Friends stamps and a penny black one that I didn't get round to buying last year. Although they were half price, as I had some expense money from work for some mileage!!

Sunday, 5 October 2008

Double Dutch Card Challenge - Wild Animals

Decided to try another challenge today and this weeks challenge at Double Dutch is Wild Animals. I've used this gorgeous little image from CC Designs Sweet Treats Set that you can buy from Tracy at Dies to Die For, along with the lovely Doodlebug Paper.

Stamp - CC Designs Sweet Treats
Paper - Doodlebug Cupcake Blossoms
Flower - Prima
Brad - Papermania
Glitter - Stickles
Sentiment - Craftwork Cards

Forever Friends Christmas

I love the new Forever Friends stamps and Gina kindly sent me some images as I am meant to be saving for the baby, esp as my job is uncertain as our company was bought in a hostile takeover! The only problem is after using these today, I have fallen even more in love with them. Hubby has said that he's sure that a little crafting treat won't break the bank, so I might have to take him up on that offer!

Stamp - Forever Friend Christmas Set
Paper - DCWV Christmas Stack
Embossing - Cuttlebug Swiss Dots
Glitter - Stickles

Stamp - Forever Friend Christmas Set
Paper - DCWV Christmas Stack
Ribbon - DCWV Holly Jolly
Jems & Holly - Stash
Glitter - Stickles
Sentiment - Anita's

Saturday, 4 October 2008

Penny Black Wishes for Kisses

I love this stamp, Natalie from Crafting Fun stamped me some images last year and i got this stamp a couple of months ago. Really going to have to get going on some Christmas cards, managed to colour a few images today, so need to make a few more cards!!

Stamp - Wishes for Kisses
Paper - DCWV Christmas Stack
Glitter - Stickles
Sentiment - Anita's Peel Off

Cute Card Thursday & Penny Black Saturday

Well this is my second Christmas card of the year! I am so far behind where I normally am, that I will have to get a move on. I normally make all my mum's cards as well and Matt gets asked for special ones by work colleagues, but not sure if I will be able to this year. I've made this card for this weeks challenge at Cute Card Thursday, which is Christmas Animals and also used the fab sketch on Penny Black Saturday.

Stamp- Penny Black Merry Wishes
Paper - Magazine Freebie
Ribbon - Dovecraft
Embossing - Cuttlebug
Holly - Been in my stash for years!!
Sentiment tag - papermania
Glitter - Stickles

More cards with my Design Kit

I've had another play with the fab goodies I received from Tracy at Dies to Die For.

The first I used this gorgeous little girl from Alota Stamps, she is so cute and perfect for a little girls card. I took inspiration from Gina's card below!

Stamp - Alota Stamps for Dies to Die For
Paper - stash
Embossing - Cuttlebug Swiss Dots
Glitter - Stickles
Sentiment - Craftwork Cards
The second card is using on of my favourite High Hopes stamps, Posies for Ewe.
Stamp - High Hopes from Dies to Die For
Paper - Dovecraft
Ribbon - Stash
Flowers & Brads - Stash
Glitter - Stickles
Sentiment - Craftwork Cards

Thank you Gina

Look what the lovely Gina from Card Kabin sent to me. A gorgeous card filled with Forever Friends images and it's really cheered me up, as I've been feeling a bit under the weather the last couple of days.

Tuesday, 30 September 2008

Papertake Weekly - Sketch Challenge

When I got home tonight I had a great package full of goodies from Tracy at Dies to Die for for my design team duties. This was just the incentive I needed to get back into my craft room!

I decided to use the great sketch on Papertake Weekly to make a card for my gran who hasn't been too well and is waiting for test results. The cute little owl stamp and great papers are both available at Dies to Die For. Sorry for the pic, but it's back to struggling to get a decent picture in our lovely winter!

Stamp - Pink Cat Studio
Papers - Doodlebug
Ribbon - Ribbon Oasis
Glitter - Stickles
Sentiment - Whispers stamp

Thank You and Secret Sister

Blimey I am hopeless at this blogging lark lately and my card making has been just the same lately, although I have had the urge tonight to get into my craft room!!!!

Everything is very hectic with me at the moment, now over 15 weeks pregnant and I have my second mid wife app tom! Hope to hear babies heart beat, as it seems ages since we had our scan. Work is still up in the air, but I am now a point of contact between both sales team, so my work load had gone mad, although whilst I'm doing this I know I'll have a job :o)

Anyway I just want to say thanks to Michelle at Card Grotto for the lovely card below, check out her blog as the picture on there is miles better.

Also, Michelle organised a Secret Sister swap and this is the lovely card that I received and the goodies. Can't wait to have a play, so huge hugs to my sista xx

Friday, 12 September 2008

Papertake Weekly - Autumn Haze

This weeks challenge at Papertake Weekly is Autumn Haze, anything to do with Autumn. Struggled with this as I have no stamps that I thought would fit or any papers in the right colours. Then I found a kit from Silver Hat last year and I thought the flowers and ribbon were perfect. Its a very simple design, bit I wanted the flowers to speak for themselves (plus I think I was getting a bit tired by this point on Wed night!)