Saturday, 31 May 2008

Cute Card Thursday - Patterned Paper

The challenge this week over at Cute Card Thursday is to use Patterned Paper. I decided to use some more of my gorgeous Daisy Bucket paper, which is so pretty I just like to look at it!!!! It was also a change to use my new Tilda, who is so cute.
Paper - Daisy Bucket
Stamp - Magnolia
Embossing - Cuttlebut Swiss Dots
Buttons - Papermania
Ribbon - Stash
Sentiment - Pink Petticoat

Thursday, 29 May 2008

Blog candy alerts

There are loads of lovely blog candy giveaways around at the moment and all you need to do is add a link on your blog and leave them a message.

Debbie have a fantastic giveaway to celebrate 2000 hits, congrats.

Michelle has great candy to celebrate 5000 hits and you get to hear all about her lovely Donkeys

Charlie is celebrating her first year of blogging and is giving away Hanglar images, how much would I love to win these beauties!

Heidi is also giving away some gorgeous Hanglar images

I've been tagged.

I have been tagged by Natalie at Crafting Fun.

The rules of the game get posted at the beginning. Each player answers the questions about themselves. At the end of the post, the player then tags 5-6 people and posts their names, then goes to their blogs and leaves them a comment, letting them know they’ve been tagged and asking them to read your blog. Let the person who tagged you know when you’ve posted your answer.

1. Ten Years Ago
Blimey I had just turned 25 and I was just leaving a horrible relationship and moving back in with my parents whilst I sorted myself out!

2. 5 Things in todays 'To Do List'
1. Working :o(
2. Surfing some blogs as i'm behind
3. Cooking dinner
4. Cleaning the kitchen, as our cornicing is being done today so there's bound to be dust
5. Hopefully some crafting

3. Snacks I Enjoy
Chocolate, crisps & ice cream

4. Things I would do If I was a Millionaire
Buy my dream house, sort my parents and brother out, take a lovely long holiday, give up work and craft all day in my purpose built craft room and treat myself daily to new goodies!!

5. Places I have Lived
Fraserburgh in Scotland and Holmes Chapel, Goostrey, Sandbach and Northwich in Cheshire

All my crafting buddies have already been tagged, as I'm behind on doing everything!

Wednesday, 28 May 2008

Papertake Weekly

Well I am back, finally managed to get internet connection this morning on our laptop so I could upload my card for this weeks Papertake Weekly Challenge. We have Fathers Day coming up, here in the UK so this weeks challenge is to make a mans card! The card can be for any occasion as long as it's for a man!

Also, I had a lovely evening last night, went to Pizza Hut with the girls and then saw Sex & The City which was fantastic. I loved Sex & The City and now I want more episodes as it was brilliant, would recommend very highly!

Stamp - Pink Cat Studio Billy
Embossing - Cuttlebug Spots & Dots
Sentiment - Pink Petticoat

Monday, 26 May 2008

Dies to Die For Competition

The lovely Tracy is holding a fantastic competition with great goodies to celebrate the merging of Dies to Die For and First Class crafts, details are on her blog.

You need to make a male card using any item in the prize and there are that many goodies that it basically means nearly any crafting item!!!

I used this great High Hopes stamp which I have been dieing to use, Tracy has a great range of High Hopes stamps at Dies to Die For.

Stamp - High Hopes
Paper - stash (not sure who by as I'd already stuck the paper down!)
Embossing - Cuttlebug Spots & Dots
Sentiment - Craftwork Cards

Pink Petticoat cards

Made a few Pink Petticoat cards yesterday, as I think these images are great and I never have many flowery cards made up. All images coloured with Marvy Le Plume pens and I have added Liquid Pearls to the centre of each of the flowers.

Another award

I've been awarded the Circle of Friends award from Jools, thanks Jools.

I now need to pass this on, but all my crafting friends already have been nominate, so i pass this onto everyone who visits my blog and leave me lovely comments x

Saturday, 24 May 2008

Friday Sketchers - Sketch 3

This my take on the third Friday's Sketchers done by Carole.
Stamp - Sugar Nellie (courtesy of Gina)
Scalloped Circle - Cricut Accent Essentials
Papers - Dovecraft Laura Ashley Contemporary
Flowers - Michelle's B'day pressie
Brads - Papermania
Sentiment - Pink Petticoat

Friday, 23 May 2008

Cute Card Thursday

This weeks challenge over on Cute Card Thursday is another great sketch from Katharina. I had to move my image to the left hand side, as I realised after I was laying it all out that my Tilda would be looking the wrong way!!!!

Stamp - Magnolia
Paper - Pink Petticoat
Jewels - Stash
Glitter - Stickles
Sentiment - Craftwork Cards

Friday Sketchers Challenge - 2

Well I missed last weeks Friday Sketchers challenge, but I loved the sketched and decided to have a go anyway!!!!

This is a image wallet, as I am a bit behind sending a couple out, I have the day off work and am going to spend it crafting!

Stamp - Penny Black Seeing your Face
Paper - Papermania
Ribbon - Anitas Sticky Ribbon
Flower - pressie from Michelle
Brad - Papermania
Glitter - Stickles

Wednesday, 21 May 2008

The birthday cards keep coming!

I received another couple of cards today when I got home from work, this birthday has been great!

Katharina from Katharina's Creative Ideas

Leonie from Leonie Design

I've got awards!!!!

I've received a couple of awards!!! The Kreativ Blogger from Natalie & Denise and You Rock My Socks from Denise. Thank you so much, it's lovely to know that someone is looking at my little blog :o)

I now have to pass these onto 3 people, which is always tricky, but I award these to Michelle at The Card Grotto, Hannah at Hans Crafty Creations and Gina at The Card Kabin.

Tuesday, 20 May 2008

More birthday goodies

Well it was another great post day for me when I got home from work and even better on the way into work.

I had a little note from the PO to say I had a parcel that was too big and I went to pick it up as I pass on the way to work. Inside the parcel was this gorgeous card from Michelle at Card Grotto, my blog candy that I won and also a couple of pressies for my birthday. I got a lovely selection of ribbons and a tin cannister over spilling with flowers.

I also got this lovely card from Hannah at Hans Crafty Creations and also Han came to my rescue and stamped me some images of the stamp I was looking for, as well as some other lovely images.
I also received this card from Gina at The Card Kabin and again Gina sent me some lovely images to have a play with.

Then I received all these lovely cards from the Tilda and Friends forum, where we have a birthday list and I'm so glad I joined in.

Jacqui from Cat's Whiskers
Debby 4000 from A Scrapjourney

Annie from ink'n'rubba

Fran from Franmade, who also sent me some images to play with thanks

Monika from Creativcorner

Also, thank you to Debbie from Crafting Fairy who as well as the lovely card I received yesterday (see post below), also sent me some lovely images to play with, including some hanglars!!
I also received my Sweet Ebony stamps from Funky Kits, I was lucky enough to get the full set when they came on sale :o)

Monday, 19 May 2008

Birthday cards

Well I hate to admit it, but it's my 35th birthday today. I'm as near to 30 as I am to 40!!!!! Blimey wonder when I'll start feeling like a grown up :o)

Anyway, I have received some fab cards from my crafting buddies.

Natalie from Crafting Fun

Julie from Julies Japes

Pam from Handcrafted with Love

I've also received these cards from the ladies at Tilda & Friends forum
Sue from Slumber Cards
Maria from My Stamping Corner
Lynn from Craft & Waffle

Leann from Leanns crafty ramblings

Jo from Only Joking

Heather from Hopefully Heathers Stuff

Donalda from Enjoying the Journey

Debbie from Crafting Fairy

Deb from Country Lovin Cardmaker

Chris Sather

Thank you all so much, it's been lovely opening them all.

Tara x

Sunday, 18 May 2008

Lots of cards to share!!!

Made a few cards this weekend, which was really nice to get a bit of crafting done. These have all been made just because I wanted to and I really enjoyed having a play.

Image - courtesy of Maria
Paper - Dovecraft Birthday
Embossing - Cuttlebug Happy Birthday folder
Flower - Poppicrafts
Brad - Papermania
Sentiment - Pink Petticoat
Image - Penny Black courtesy of Natalie
Paper - Stash
Jewels - Papermania
Glitter - Stickles
Sentiment - Pink Petticoat
Image - Pink Petticoat
Paper - Pink Petticoat
Flower centres - Liquid Pearls
Sentiment - Pink Petticoat
Stamp - 99p from Craft Central
Paper - DCWV Xmas Stack
Sentiment - Pink Petticoat