Monday, 31 December 2012

Forever Friends DT Card - Anything goes

Evening all

A few hours late with this post! Mum has the flu today so I've been looking after her, and since Dad is about as capable in the kitchen as a baby, I was looking after him too haha! Fun times :) That and going to the supermarket to buy ingredients for tonight's cocktails kept me busy :P

Anyway, over at Forever Friends today, the last challenge of the year is the super easy 


so we want you to all join in with us :D

We have two FANTABULOUS (yes it's a word - spellcheck didn't mind it anyway :D) sponsors this time, our Randomly selected winner's prize is sponsored by the loverly 
Oak Pond Creations (shop is here; blog is here)
They are providing our lucky winner with 3 digis from the store.

Our Forever Friends Favourite prize is sponsored by the fantastical 
and they are providing our winner with 4 specified images - see our main blog post for details :)

I used one of the Delicious Doodles images for my card - Butterfly Bliss - and I love it! As soon as I saw them I really liked it, and an idea for a card fell into my head, so I made it. I hope you like it.

Image - Delicious Doodles - Butterfly Bliss
Feathers - taken from a feather boa
Black lace - lace gloves chopped up
Ribbon - headband (yes, I stole most of the ingredients for this from my dressup box lol)
Flowers, gems and corner - Wild Orchid Crafts
Butterfly Border - Tim Holtz die
Medium - Promarkers
Mesh - Tutu chopped up
Everything else - Glitter Nail Polish, Stickles, doily

I'd like to enter this into the following challenges:

Thanks for looking
Enjoy whatever you have planned for tonight, and best wishes for 2013 :) 
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Sunday, 30 December 2012

My Favourite Cards of 2012

OK, so I'm coming up to the end of my first year of blogging! I started crafting in about November 2011 when I was cooped up in hospital for months with nothing to do, and I got addicted :) I started blogging in January 2012, so here's to many more years of happily crafting away :) I'm completely in awe of the fact that I have nearly 100 followers, to me, that's completely insane because I honestly thought I would never even have one - so thank you all :D You really make me feel special :)

I'm not very fond of any of the cards I make lol, nothing I do is ever going to be "good enough" I guess, but there are a few that I don't hate as much as the rest lol, so I'll put those ones here :)

Debby is running a "favourite five" competition, so I've managed to find five of my cards that I'm ok about reposting lol, and another project that isn't a card, but that I'm actually happy with and that's full of meaning for me :)

My first attempt at colouring monochrome, here's the post. Lili of the Valley is one of my favourite brand of stamps too :)

A Saturated Canary bon voyage card, this was the first card I inked the edges on lol, and I've been doing it ever since. Love SC digis too. Here's the post.

This is my favourite Christmas card I made this year I think :) Here's the post.

This is one of the first easel cards I've ever made and I really like their style! I also discovered Tiddly Inks, and I want to buy ALL of them. Here's the post.

This is my sister's birthday card, another easel/LOTV card. Here's the post.

And here's my project that I'm proud of.
My Harry Potter wall hanging. If you like Harry Potter, take a look at the post here :)

So that's me done, looking forward to another year of crafting in 2013 :D
Thanks for looking :)
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Friday, 28 December 2012

Winter Princess

Evening all

My sister's birthday was three days before Christmas, so my parents asked me to make a card for her :) When I saw the stamp I used at Lili of the Valley, I knew I had to use it for her :D It looks just like Sam with her long flowing locks hehe :)

Medium - Promarkers
Papers - Last year's Me To You Collection from Papermania
Ribbon and pearls - Wild Orchid Crafts
Holly Swirl - Cheery Lynn
Lace, gems and charm - Ribbon Girl
Snowflakes - Martha Stewart Punch
Sentiments - Printed off computer
Everything else - Glamour Dust, Glossy Accents, Snowtex, White Gel Pen

 I'd like to enter this into the following challenges:
Lili of the Valley - Something New (stamp)
Simon Says Stamp - Anything Goes
Bunny Zoe's Challenge - Celebrations
Inky Impressions - Anything Goes
Card Crafter's Circle - Anything Goes
PaperPlay Challenges - Out with the Old, In with the New
Cute Card Thursday - Anything Goes
Divas By Design - Anything Goes

Thanks for looking :)
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Thursday, 27 December 2012

Last minute Christmas card

Good afternoon everybody

I hope you all had a fantastic Christmas and that you've all recovered from your food comas by now! Hehe. I had a lovely day - it was the first Christmas I've spent with my boyfriend - in fact, the first Christmas I've ever spent with a boyfriend lol! Poor Anthony had to put up with my crazy family, I'd say that was a shock to the system for him haha!

I got loads of goodies too, a fabulous pair of shoes, some PJs, lovely Lancome makeup and skincare, bucket loads of jellies and sweets, and loads and loads of crafty stuff!!! I got 18 LOTV stamps, 3 sets of LOTV Sentiment stamps, a LOTV paper pads, Inkylicious ink dusters, 2 First Edition paper pads, 2 Bo Bunny paper pads and some lovely goodies from Ribbon Girl's Online Store :D I did so well! Can't wait to get crafty :D

All my Christmas presents :) 

So anyway, I didn't get around to blogging a few of my Christmas cards, so I'm going to put one of them up now :) 

Pearls - Ribbon Girl
Medium - Promarkers
Everything Else - White Gel Pen, Glossy Accents, Glamour Dust, Snowtex

I'd like to enter this into the following challenges:
Lili's Little Fairies - Something New (the stamp and tree die are new)

Thanks for looking :)
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Tuesday, 25 December 2012

Merry Christmas!

To all my followers and everyone who visits my blog, Merry Christmas and Best Wishes for a safe, healthy, happy and prosperous 2013 to you and all your families and pets.

Thank you all so much for all the comments you leave, to be honest I'm truly surprised and so grateful that even one person would want to follow my blog, so to be approaching 100 followers is really special to me :) Since I started blogging in January, I've gotten so much inspiration from all of you, thank you so much to everyone who's helped me out too!

Love, hope and best wishes

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Sunday, 23 December 2012

Baby's First Christmas

Evening everybody :)

It's the eve of Christmas eve, my boyfriend is on the way home for Christmas, happy days! :D I hope you're all ready for the big day and looking forward to it :)

I made this commissioned card for a baby's 1st Christmas :) 

Sentiment - Computer generated
Paper - stash
Medium - Promarkers
Ribbon and Charm - Ribbon Girl (who are having a giveaway on their blog here!)
Border Punch - MS Eyelet PATP 
Everything Else - Glamour Dust, Glossy Accents, Liquid Pearls

I'd like to enter this into the following challenges:

Thanks for looking, and Merry Christmas!
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Wednesday, 19 December 2012

Birthday Card

Evening all :)

I'm super tired today, from time to time I go through patches where I get really bad, horribly vivid nightmares, and I'm going through one now, so haven't had a proper night's sleep in a few nights...I get the nightmare then I'm so afraid afterwards that I can't turn the light off and don't go back asleep properly at far this time, I've dreamed I got bitten by a snake and I dreamed last night that my boyfriend got blown up. So yeah, not conducive to great sleep lol.

A break from Christmas cards for me, my aunt's birthday was yesterday, and I made this card for my mum to give her. It's only the second ever Easel Card I've made, I really like them though!

Ribbon, Twine and Lace: Ribbon Girl
Charm: Ribbon Girl
Punched leaves: Martha Stewart Frond Punch
Dies: Spellbinders heart die
Papers: MME - Lime Twist (I think)
Medium: Promarkers
Everything Else: Stickles, Glossy Accents

I'd like to enter this into the following challenges:
Tiddly Inks Challenge - Make It Like Pops (shape, layout, turquoise colour)

Thanks for looking :)
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Monday, 17 December 2012

Oh Christmas Tree

Evening all

I've been busy making Christmas cards :) I had an order from a lady for three cards, that turned into five cards...for tomorrow. So yeah, today was busy and my mojo was gone haha, but I managed to make a few. Here's one of them :)

Pearls and Corner - Wild Orchid Crafts
Medium - Promarkers
Everything Else - Crafter's Companion Gold Spray,  Glossy Accents, Snowtex, Glamour Dust

I'd like to enter this into the following challenges:
ABC Christmas Challenge - Your Favourite Die  (currently, the Christmas tree one!)

Thanks for looking :)
Nighty night
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Sunday, 16 December 2012

Better late than never right?

Hi everyone

I know it's SUPER late, but I've been pretty unwell the last couple of weeks, and on top of that, my knee injury flared up and pretty much stopped me from sitting at my craft desk, because it really hurts it sitting up - so it was couch or bed for me, I hate being immobile! :( it's a bit better today though and I have an appointment this week to get referred back to the surgeon, so hopefully it'll all get fixed soon. 

My woes and tribulations are nothing, NOTHING, compared to the tragedy that happened in Conneticut this past few days...I can only imagine the horror these people are going through...keeping them in my thoughts and prayers...having a loved one torn away from you through senseless acts of terrorism is one of the worst things in the world :( Remember the victims, and their families.

Onto crafting matters. This fortnight's challenge over at Forever Friends (yes, I started on Monday, I'm so late :( but better late than never!) is Christmas Cards. We are sponsored by this challenge by two lovely sponsors: 

Randomly Selected Winner
who are providing our lucky winner with 7 digis from their fabulous store

Forever Friends Favourite
who are giving our lucky favourite this set of clear stamps AND a personalised "handmade by" stamp

So get entering because those be some great prizes :)

So here's my card, using the wonderful Bugaboo image Fancy SB Christmas - isn't she so cute! I love the sunbonnet images, I think they're adorable :)

Image - Fancy SB Christmas - Bugaboo Stamps
Ribbon - Wild Orchid Crafts 
Charm - Ribbon Girl
Lace - Ribbon Girl
Medium - Promarkers
Everything else - Glossy Accents, Glamour Dust, Liquid Pearls

I'd like to enter this into the following challenges:
Simon Says Stamp Challenge - What's Your Favourite (mine's these fabulous Christmas papers!)
Bugaboo December Bingo (Distressing (hard to see but it is there!) - Red/Green - Bugaboo image

Thanks for looking :)
Nighty night
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Friday, 7 December 2012

Another CAS Christmas :)

Evening all

I'm out of town for these few days so won't be crafting til Sunday! Withdrawal symptoms setting in haha. So here's another of the CAS cards I made, it's similar enough layout to my last one, but different image and sentiment. I'm so bad when it comes to CAS cards, I always just use this same layout lol. 

I love these snowmen by Heather Ellis - they're just so cute! :D And super easy to colour too. 

Medium - Promarkers
Everything else - Glossy Accents, Glamour Dust, White Gel Pen

So that's my latest creation, I'd like to enter him into the following challenges:

Thanks for looking :)
Nighty night
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Thursday, 6 December 2012

CAS Christmas

Hi guys

I've been SO busy the last few days, I was sick with a virus first of all, then got a huge spate of card orders that all for some reason were needed by the next day lol, one of them for 10 Christmas cards. So needless to say, I kept those ones quite simple. Here's one of them. I got a couple of packages in the last few days, and I got a white gel pen and Liquid Pearls, so was dying to try them out, so they both got used on here :D I'm really pleased with both of them :)

Image - this happy little snowman is by Heather Ellis 
Medium - Promarkers, white gel pen
Everything else - Glamour Dust, Glossy Accents, Liquid Pearls

I'd like to enter this into the following challenges:

Thanks for looking :)
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