Friday 30 March 2012

Blog Awards

I got two more blog awards from the lovely Kate, I'm well happy with myself hehe :P Thanks Kate, you rock :) As does your blog!

The first one is the Liebster Award, for bloggers with less than 200 followers (I have a looooooong way to go before I can't fit into that category haha).

The Rules:
  1. Put the link to whoever gave you the award.
  2. Put the award in your post.
  3. Choose 5 blogs with under 200 followers to receive the award.
  4. Let them know you awarded them.

I'm sending this on to:
Rachel - Ladybird Dreams
Hazel - Simply Me

And the second one is the Versatile Blogger Award. Thanks again Kate :P

The Rules:

  1. Nominate 15 fellow bloggers.
  2. Let them know that you have nominated them.
  3. Share 7 random facts about yourself.
  4. Thank the blogger who nominated you.
  5. Add the Versatile Blogger image to your blog post.
Rachel - Ladybird Dreams
Maggie - Emily's Nan
Hazel - Simply Me
Kevin - McCraftys Cards

I don't really know 15 bloggers, so 6 will have to do :P 

7 Facts:

1. I have a couple of lumps missing out of my right ear since birth, it looks like it got nibbled by a mouse. My mother's right ear is also the same!

2. I can turn my feet backwards due to my hypermobile hips.

3. I play piano and clarinet.

4. I'm obsessed with Harry Potter, and really wished that I could go to Hogwarts!

5. My biggest fear is fire. I had a nightmare when I was about 4 that I got trapped in a burning building, and since then I've been terrified.

6. My eyesight is insanely bad. I've been wearing glasses since I was 8 and if you took them off me now, I'd be in serious trouble :P 

7. I'm addicted to jellies, Haribo, Natural Confectionary Company etc, and there's a local sweet shop called Sweet Corner (best shop ever!!) that I raid every week. :D

So that's me, thanks for the awards Kate, and thanks to everyone else for providing me with inspiration and aspiration to be a good cardmaker! 

Thursday 29 March 2012

Girly Birthday

Hey all, went on a bit of a card-making fest today and made another card :) I used a sketch from Sweet Sketch Wednesday for this card:

So here is my take on it.

The embossed paper and gems are from my stash, the two patterned paper are Forever Friends ones, the image and sentiment are LOTV, the ribbon is from Ribbon Girl and the flowers as always are from Wild Orchid Crafts.

A close up of this little missy, coloured with Promarkers.

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

Thanks for looking :)
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Wednesday 28 March 2012

Old Fart Birthday Card

I got this Bugaboo digi with my dad in mind, his birthday's not for ages, but I decided to try him out :) So this is what I came up with!

The newspaper paper is from the Forever Friends man pack, the rest of the papers and the gems are from my stash. The image and sentiment are Bugaboo. I love Gus!

A closeup of this funny funny image!

So that's it, a pretty plain card, but I'm happy enough with how it came out really :)

I would like to enter it into the following challenges:

Thanks for looking :)
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Birthday Boy Card


Another day, another card. This one was requested by my neighbour for her nephew's 21st birthday. So this is what I came up with.

The lady I made it for likes bigger cards so instead of my usual 6x6 I used an A5 (I think?) size card. It's big! I cut the stars out freehand, took a few attempts to get them right haha :P the blue patterned paper is from the Forever Friends man collection, the yellow spotty one is DCWV. The sentiment is LOTV and the image is Meljen's Designs. The numbers and other papers are from my stash. And there's a generous helping of Stickles as well, as always! :P

A close up of this image, I really like it! It's a digi, sooo handy cos the only boy image i have really is a boy with a football and the guy this card is for isn't into football apparently, so that wouldn't have worked! And cos I could download it straight away, I was able to get started on the card as soon as I was asked for it :)

I'd like to enter this into the following:

So that's me for now, thanks for looking, I hope you like it.
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First Christmas Card

Hey all,

Today I made my first Christmas card of the year! I'd been thinking about making one for a while, and then today, an idea came into my head so I had to do it :) I'm pretty happy with the outcome! I'm going to try and make at least one every week from now on if I can!

So here it is! The papers were in my stash from last Christmas as were the gems. The image and sentiment are LOTV, and the ribbon and snowflake charm are from Ribbon Girl. I coloured it in with Promarkers and topped it off with some Stickles :) 

A close of up this, I think it's just such a cute stamp!

A closeup of the charm, it's a bit camouflaged in the main picture.

I used a sketch from Papertake Weekly for this card, and the colour combo came from photo inspiration from this week's Winter Wonderland challenge. I got the idea for the music theme from Cupcake Craft :) 

So the challenges I would like to enter this into are:
Winter Wonderland Photo Inspiration - I took the colour scheme and red ribbon from this.

So that's it for me for now, thanks for looking :) 

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Sunday 25 March 2012

Anniversary Card

I made this card for the LOTV sketch, but I just don't like it very much for some reason, but here it is anyway. It's an anniversary card.

I used Forever Friends new arrival papers, ribbon from Ribbon Girl, the image and sentiment are LOTV, gems and roses are from Wild Orchid Crafts and i used my MS butterfly punch too. 

A close up of the image

My mojo is just gone, I don't know what to do!

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

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Birthday card

Hi everyone.

I'm in the middle of making wedding invites for a good friend of mine, they're quite detailed so take a long time, I haven't had too much time to make anything else lately! I'll be putting the invitations up at a later stage, I don't want to put them up before the couple have sent them.

I took a bit of time out to make a card today though, so here it is. My mojo was gone AWOL, so it was hard :( and took ages!

So this is what I made. I used papers from my stash, the image and sentiment are LOTV, the pearl and flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts, and the ribbon and cupcake are from Ribbon Girl.

Closeup of this cute charm

Close up of the image, I Stickled the icing on the cakes.

So that's all for now really. I'd like to enter this into the following challenges:
Simon Says Stamp: Bingo (Charm, Punches, Ribbon)

Thanks for looking 
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Monday 19 March 2012

One Lovely Blog Award

Today my friend Catherine awarded me the One Lovely Blog Award! I'm haaappy :D Thanks Cat! I love blogging, it's nice having other people look at it too :)

The guidelines for the award are:
List 7 things about yourself
Award 15 other bloggers

I don't really know that many bloggers at all, most of the blogs I follow are all commercial ones or the owners already have all the awards... The only person I can think to award this to is Rachel of Ladybird Dreams. If I hadn't seen her blog and her work, I probably wouldn't have started blogging myself! So kudos for the inspiration :)

7 things about myself. Hmmm.

1. I love taking photos. I'm not particularly good at it though. Having photos of times past that I can look back on and cherish is hugely important to me, so I always have my camera with me.

2. I don't follow any fashion trends and never have done. I wear what I like at the time, and if it fits in with the current trend, all well and good, but I don't aim to do that. My style is my own and no one else's. Which sometimes causes some pretty weird and wacky outfits.

3. I'm a crazy cat-lady. I couldn't be without my kitties! I live on a farm so they're all outside cats. At the moment I have 8. Fanbelt, her kitten, Scraps, Zero, Jinji, Blackie, Whitey and Fake. I love them all! Jinji thinks he's a dog though. He knows "sit", "up", "down" and "roll over". I don't much care for dogs (except Jinji :P).

4. I have my Private Pilot's Licence and have been flying since I was 15. I do not, however, know how to drive a car.

5. I collect Flik Flaks. They're the best watches ever! Even if they're supposed to be for kids. I have 16 of them. I got the first one for my 9th birthday and have loved them since then.

6. I'm a grammar freak. I don't like when people spell things incorrectly or use incorrect grammar. It really bothers me!

7. I have really, really vivid dreams all the time. I can't remember the last night that I didn't have one. They range from everyday things (like borrowing a jacket from someone) to the plain weird (one of my sisters being a wild monster and the other one having to save the world from her). I also have extremely frightening nightmares a lot. I also talk/scream/sing/laugh in my sleep, and I sleepwalk too.

So those are my 7 facts, thanks for the award Cat and thanks for looking :)

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One more mother's day card!

This card I made for my sister to give to Mum for Mother's Day.

So this is it, I used Me To YOu and Forever Friends papers, a FF sentiment, a decoupage MTY bear, and the ribbons, flower and gems were from my stash :) 

I'd like to enter it into the following:

Thanks for looking :) 

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Sunday 18 March 2012

Another Mother's Day Card

I had to make a card for my sis to give to my mum for mother's day, so here it is :)

I used a Penny Black stamp, coloured with Promarkers, a LOTV sentiment, Wild Orchid Crafts flowers, DCWV and ribbon, bees and gems from my stash.

A close up of the image :)

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

Thanks for looking, and Happy Mothers Day to all the mums out there :) 

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Friday 16 March 2012

Mother's Day

I made this card for my mum for Mother's Day. I had originally made a different card for her, but that got used for another mummy :) so I made this one for her.

So this is it, the papers are DCWV Painted Petals and Forever Friends New Arrival. The flowers and pearls are Wild Orchid Crafts, the image and sentiment are LOTV, and the ribbon and gorgeous charm are from Ribbon Girl. 

A close up of the image, I got some lovely new pastel Promarkers, so I had fun using them on this card! 
A close up of the charm :) it's so pretty.

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

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Monday 12 March 2012

Another Drink

I won the lovely prize of 7 digis from Bugaboo Stamps on their blog challenge the other day, this is one that I ordered :D Love these images!

It's pretty simple, but fun I guess. The backing paper is DCWV, the image is Bugaboo as is the sentiment, the rest is stash.

Close up of this wonderful image!

I want to enter this into the following:

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Mother's Day

I made this card for Mother's Day.

So I hope she likes it.

The image is from LOTV, the flowers, gems and ribbon are from Wild Orchid Crafts, the butterfly punch is Martha Stewart, and the rest I had in my stash. 

A close up of this cute image!

My sparkly butterflies

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

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Saturday 10 March 2012

Sketch Saturday

My sister's friend is leaving for Australia, so I made her a card to give. I only had half an hour to make it, so um... yeah. The card is for a guy :P but my rushed-card inspiration (and early morning head) does NOT stretch to doing a masculine card! I just don't have enough practise! Or boy material! So he'll just have to make do with fairies and pink. Hehehe. I guess it's an excuse to buy boy coloured things.

so here it is anyway. my lovely boy card. lol

I used DCWV paper, LOTV image and sentiment, MS punches and the rest is stash. Oh and lots of star dust and purple stickles.

Dodgy colouring, i tried blending for the first time ever on her wings.

Sentiment. It was the closest thing to "bon voyage" that I had. Haha

I'd like to enter it into the following:
Totally Papercrafts -Favourite Things (butterflies, image, purple)

Thanks for looking xx

Thursday 8 March 2012

Birthday Card

My sister's birthday is coming up, so I'm needing to make some birthday cards for everyone to give to her :) So here's the first one that I made today. She grown up and all glamourous and whatnot so I wanted to make a nice card, but this is what I came up with anyway :) I used a sketch from Cute Card Thursday for this :)

The stamp and sentiment are LOTV, the papers are from my stash and the flowers, ribbon and gems are from Wild Orchid Crafts.

A closeup of the image, my colouring is terrible :P I need to get more Promarkers, I don't have half enough!

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

Thanks for looking :)

Wednesday 7 March 2012

Believe in Fairies

I don't know what this card is for really, I love the image and the sentiment as well, so I guess it could be for anything :) I just had to make some sort of card. Crafting and Disney movies hike a low mood up so I got right into it today, and got joined halfway through by my wonderful niece who snuggled in and made my day a little bit brighter :) She's a little ray of sunshine! She punched the butterflies for me :)

Here it is. I got a new DCWV paper pack today, the checkered paper is from that :) It's such a pretty pack. The image and sentiment are LOTV. The butterflies are my MS punch. And the ribbon came from Ribbon Girl. And everything's dusted with Stickles as usual these days :P

Close up of the image, coloured with Promarkers and covered in Star Dust Stickles. 

A close up of the sentiment :) 

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

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Tuesday 6 March 2012

Magical Birthday

OK, last post for today. Three is way too much for one day but I couldn't stop myself. I had the idea for this card in my head for ages, so with the help of a sketch, I was able to make it :) It's for my beautiful niece Hana's 7th birthday, which isn't for a while yet, but as I said I had the idea so wanted to have it on paper. She does ballet, so that's why I chose a ballet theme :)

So this is my card :) She's such a little girly girl, hence the explosion of pink :P I used a LOTV Dainty Dancing stamp and a LOTV sentiment as well from their Dreamy Days set. The butterflies are my new MS punch, and the border is a new MS punch as well :) In fact, most of the stuff I use at the moment is all new! The papers I had in my stash already, and the gems. I put Star Dust Stickles on all the borders to get some sparkle. The ribbon and beautiful little charm are from Ribbon Girl. I coloured her in with Promarkers.

There's the sentiment, it's so pretty!

A close up of this beautiful stamp, it's so pretty! I put Stickles on her skirt as well, it's just hard to see.

The bow and ballet shoes charm :)

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

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Thank you card

Hey everybody :)

Busy crafting day today, when I feel down I retreat into my own little world and watch Disney movies and make happy cards, so I spent all day today doing that. It helps a little bit to feel better about yourself! :) So this is the second card I've made today.

In total, I've been in hospital for the last 8 months, and (fingers crossed) that's coming to an end in the next couple of weeks, so I have a lot of people to thank for looking after me :) So I have a lot of thank you cards to make :P And this is the first one of many, I'll probably make loads more today as well. Crafting and Disney together, for me, is the best cure for feeling low :) well... that and shoe shopping :P But now I'm just rambling, so forgive me! Here's my card:

I used a sketch for this from Sketch and Stash Challenge Blog.
This is a digi stamp, and unfortunately I can't remember where it came from. It's so pretty though, I love butterflies :) The sentiment is from LOTV and the purple butterflies are a MS punch, as is the border punch. This is the first time I've used both of those punches, they're brand new! The ribbon is from a pack in my stash and the papers and gems are from my stash as well, as are the gems. I used nice Spring colours cos it's all rainy here and I wanted to brighten my day a bit.

LOTV sentiment and my new butterflies :)

A close up of the digi, I used bucketloads of Stickles in Purple and Star Dust on everything, they're new as well and I'm overexcited about them as you can see, I love sparkly things :) This was coloured with Promarkers.

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

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Hey everybody!

It's grey and rainy and windy out, so i snuggled up and did some crafting instead of leaving the house :P fun fun fun :D and this is the first card I made today! I didn't make it for my sister, but I sure as hell had her in mind when I made this :P hehehe. So here it is.

I used a digi stamp from Bugaboo that I won on a challenge a few weeks back :) The sentiment came with it. Then I just layered up some papers that I had in my stash, added the ribbon, stars and gems and that was it. Pretty simple :) I used a sketch from Catch the Bug Blog for this card :)

A closeup of this wonderful lady! I love it!

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

Thanks for looking y'all :)

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