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Sunday, 26 February 2012

I've Won an Award - Woohoo!!!


My friend Kelly at http://kelly-lloyd.blogspot.com/ nominated me.
Thank you so much Kelly.. xoxo



The LIEBSTER BLOG WARD is used to show appreciation of smaller blogs (under 200 followers) and to help spread readership and joy.

As part of the tradition the award is to be passed along to five other blogs that have motivated and inspired me.  The name comes from the German meaning Dearest or Beloved, but can also mean Favourite.

To accept the Award you must: 

1. Link back to the person's blog who gave it to you, and thank them.
2. Post on your blog.
3. Give to five other Bloggers who you appreciate and value.
4. Leave a comment on the five blogs you choose and let them know.

And here are the five people who I think deserve this award:

Claire - http://clairemurphyscards.blogspot.com/

Kim - http://kraftykskraftykards.blogspot.com/ 
Di - http://pixiescraftyworkshop.blogspot.com/
Rosie - http://rosebuds-craftyrose.blogspot.com/
Sandra - http://stampingforpleasure.blogspot.com/

I hope you will accept this award, your work is wonderful and I really enjoy visiting your blogs.
Saturday, 25 February 2012

303 Shopping Days 'til Christmas...

... sorry!  You probably didn't want to know that.

It's Rudolf Day again over at http://stampingforpleasure.blogspot.com/
and here's my card.  I really love how this card turned out.  Again, I've stuck with my favourite combo of aqua and pink (really must try something else).


I'm hoping to enter this card in the following challenges:

1.  Stamping for Pleasure - Rudolf Day
2.  Divas by Design - Bling it Up
3.  Winter Wonderland - Glitter & Bling
4.  The Pretty Little Ribbon Challenge No. 7 - Anything Goes
5.  Allsorts Challenge No. 143 - It's your choice
6.  Whimsical Wednesday - Time Flies
7.  http://panpasteluk.blogspot.com/ - Add a ribbon.

Ingredients

Papers: Pion Design
Stamp: Sugar Nellie "Hello Little Friend"
Flowers & Seam Binding: Wild Orchid Crafts
 Copics & Crystal Art Glitter on the wings
Hatpin: Handmade (here's a close-up...)


... and some little jingle bells (from Mei Flower)


Thanks for stopping by xoxo

Saturday, 18 February 2012

A Sketch, Some Favourites and Mother's Day

Evenin' All!!


Hope you're all having a lovely weekend so far.  I'm happy to report that the boiler's fixed and I have heating and hot water again, Yay!!


Moving on...


My card this weekend has been designed based on a sketch for:

  1. Sketch N Stash No. 81 Challenge "Daniele's Sketch";
  2. Craft Us Crazy's Challenge No. 21 - Favourite Colour/Embellishment;
  3. Poodles Parlour's Challenge - Mother's Day/A Card for a Female; and
  4. Divas by Design Challenge 22 - Wings & Things.



My Favourite colours are pink and aqua and my favourite embellishments are the hatpins I've made.


Ingredients

Stamps: LOTV Never Too Old for a Hug
Papers: MME Lost & Found Blush 2
Lace, Seam Binding & Flowers - Wild Orchid Crafts
Heart stamp: Freebie with magazine
Heart die cut: Freebie with ebay purchase (lucky, as I don't own any hearty things at all)
Coloured with Copics
and Crystal Art Glitter on the wings


Saturday, 11 February 2012

Sugar anyone?

Good evening beautiful people.


Everyone enjoying their weekend?  I'm having a bit of a 'mare.  My boiler's just broken and water is gushing out all over the kitchen.  British Gas are on their way... I really hope they can fix it, especially as we're expecting temperatures down to -12 tonight.  Looks like I'll be getting a couple of sacks of coal in.


Anyhoo, on with the show...


My card this weekend is for my first Sugar Bowl challenge.  I found these stamps at the same time as Lili of the Valley and they are just so fab.  So when I received a surprise cheque in the post this week I rushed over to Funkykits and bought myself five new stamps.  You may have guessed that I'm a bit of a shopaholic.  I'll never be rich, but I'll have plenty of stuff to play with in my craft room, which makes me a very happy girl!!






I hope to enter my card in the following challenges:


1. The Sugar Bowl Challenge - Sketch/Love
2. Pan Pastels Challenge No.5 - Love/Romance http://panpasteluk.blogspot.com/ 
3. Craft Us Crazy - Anything Goes
4. Papertake Weekly - Anything Goes
5. A Gem of a Challenge No. 39 - Fairies
6. CES Challenge No. 72 - Lots of Layers
7. Alota Rubber Challenge No. 76 - Love with no Red
8. Charisma Cards Challenge No. 5 - Things with Wings
9. http://divasbydesignchallenge.blogspot.com/ - Wings & Things


Ingredients

Papers: Melissa Francies 5th Avenue
Stamp: Sugar Nellie - Knitted with Love
Flowers: Wild Orchid Crafts
Fibres: Own stash
Hatpins: Handmade
Copic pens and Crystal Art Glitter


Thanks for stopping by, enjoy the rest of your weekend  xoxo
Sunday, 5 February 2012

Treasure Box

Me again.  I also made this this weekend.  I bought one of those little treasure boxes that you can alter and this is what I did with it.


I started by painting it a very pale pink (I mixed white and peony acrylic paint).  After the paint was dry I cut pieces of patterned paper to fit the sides and top and glued on with decopatch glue.  (Sorry, this paper is really old and I have no idea who its by).  I then hot glued some flowers, beads and a Marianne D die cut butterfly to the top (the little butterfly is a Woodware punch).  I finished it off by sticking some lace around the top of the base section.  I'm really pleased with how it turned out.  Now I just have to find something to put in it!!


Bye all.

Baby it's cold outside

... but it's super-snugly in here.


Hello everyone


Hope you're enjoying your weekend.  Enjoying the snow? No, me either.  I'm snug and warm in front of the fire with a large cup of hot chocolate writing up my blog.


I've been having a bit of a play with a few bits and bobs I picked up at the Hobbycrafts show on Friday at Bluewater.  Did you go?  What did you think?.


I also dragged my daughter out bright and early yesterday morning and had a wonder down Rochester high street visiting the charity shops and I picked up a few bead necklaces so that I could have a bash at making some hat pins.  So far, so good.  I'm quite pleased with what I've come up with (need more stuff!!).


I'm going to enter into the following challenges with my card today:
1. Sketch N Stash Challenge No. 80 - Free Choice Sketch (Sketch No. 11)
2. LOTV Challenge No. 5 - Spring Colours.
3. Cupcake Challenge No. 177 - Recycle (recycled beads & tag (price tag from necklace)).
4. Pan Pastels Challenge No. 4 - Happy Birthday.
http://panpasteluk.blogspot.com/
5. Crafter's Companion Challenge 21 - Anything Goes.
6. The Pretty Little Ribbon February Challenge No. 7 - Anything Goes.






Ingredients

Papers:  Karen Neuburger Floral
Stamp: LOTV On Tiptoe
Ribbon: my own stash
Flowers: Ivory Cherry Blossom (Wild Orchid) altered with copics
Martha Stewart border punch
Beads and tag recycled from charity shop necklace
Woodware Butterfly punch
Copics
Crystal Art Glitter (wings).


Thanks for stopping by today.