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Saturday, 31 December 2011

Its my birthday today :)

Hello everyone,its my birthday today and thought you might like to see a pic of my new craft goodies. I have been spoilt and also got some cosy pyjamas, (love my pjs),new watch,dvds,books,chocs and socks which i have asked for as get cold feet.
Hubby even brought me the coca cola tray to carry stuff to and from my craft room,isn't he a sweetie :) and sam my dog didnt want to be left out and decided he wanted to wear the hat that tanmo had got me
and sandra made me these gorgeous decorated blocks to go in my craft room so i have been spoilt today

Got so many beautiful cards from bloggers and docraft buddies and friends that i have taken several pics and you can find them in my docraft gallery,just click on the link at top of blog. Right off to get ready,x

Thursday, 29 December 2011

Thank you cards

Hi all,well i now have black and yellow hands but have completed my mission of making the thank you cards to send out to family and friends. Used the freebie stamps from papercraft inspirations and this is the result.
I used the foliage stamp in the set to make a border on my card and stamped direct onto card blank ( did have two whoopsies! doing that ) used the ladybirds and masked off one as its two together and then stamped direct onto card also and coloured with my beloved promarkers. Image was stamped and then coloured also with promarkers and i used mustard seed distress ink whilst image was still in the nestie thus giving me the white border which i love :)
Greeting is a Hero arts stamp and distressed again same as main image. Am pleased with the end result especially as i have made 8 of them!! A word of caution if you do get the stamps peel them carefully off the carrier sheet as they are very sticky and liable to tear.
Right off to cook some tea for the family and then some blog hopping later. Only two sleeps to my birthday,x

Wednesday, 28 December 2011

Look what i got for xmas and a card :)

Hi all,hope you all had a fabby christmas and santa was good to you,i got some lovely goodies but wanted to show you these as they are so gorgeous. I meet up regularly with a mad bunch of ladies at the Bristol Meet but also meet up with some others who have become good friends and this is what they made me for christmas.
This gorgeous decorated frame was made by angie aka angiebabe and you can see her other fab work here, i shall be adding a picture of sam my beloved dog to this,love all the detail and those paper flowers are stunning.
This beautiful necklace and box was made by the lovely sandra aka annette and you can see her blog here for some more examples of her fab work. Its made from a domino,believe it or not!
this cutie of a picture frame was made by Tanmo who decorated the frame and even the picture inside and i love the quote.Isn't that mouse adorable.Just need to get her to blog her cute felties that she has been making.
Well see i am a lucky lady and now just need to think of ideas for next years pressies.....lol
I have also been busy and made a card for a challenge over at the Docrafts site and it will be going of to a buddy whose birthday is the day after mine.

This was the first time i have used the Little Claire stamps i had brought at the Taunton craft show as had been busy making xmas cards and i am really pleased with the outcome. I stamped the butterfly tree first and then added the cat and flowers which i then coloured with promarkers and used broken china distress ink around the edges. used my EK butterfly layering punch and then i masked the greeting and stamped onto them,embossed the background using a CB embossing folder and raided my stash for the paper,buttons,ribbon and pearls.

Also a quick update re the scratch cards that went into the felt stockings,only one was a winner and that was mine.......lol.I used my massive winnings of £3 towards the new papercraft inspirations mag to get the lovely stamps with it.
right off to catch up with your blogs and only 3 sleeps to my birthday,x

Thursday, 22 December 2011

Hello and some xmas stockings!

Hi everyone, felt the need to add something to my blog and thats the first time in a while! So here are some felt stockings i have been making for the dinner table on christmas day and i will tuck a lottery card inside, still got two to make but they are nice and easy. Drew my own template and then cut out,baubles are a sizzex die and then i used blanket stitch, ribbon and added a button to cover up the stitching and this also helped make the ribbon more secure.
I would also like to take this time to say Merry Christmas to everyone and thanks to everyone who took the time to visit my blog this year.Hope you all have a fab time and get the chance to relax,x

Tuesday, 15 November 2011

Star Fold Card

Hi all,thought i had better blog something before i forget how to......lol
This is a card i started at the Yeovil Meet last month but only finished last night! Joys of working and other stuff kept getting in the way but i am pleased with the end result.
Found the instructions for the card here and use my beloved Tim Holtz papers,ribbon,gems,distress inks and added flowers and punched leaves. Inside is a stamped greeting.
Had a great time at the Taunton Craft show and meet up with the Docraft gang and managed to buy a few items and also collected my new distress ink holder which my lovely mum has brought me as a early birthday pressie. Must take a pic and show you next time.
Anyway off to work now,will catch up on blogging tonight,have a good day all,x

Sunday, 30 October 2011

My first ever stitched card!

Hi all,well wanted to share this card with you as so pleased as i finally used my new mini sewing machine and after some trail runs on scrap card,managed to add sewing detail to my card :)
Have always liked this look on cards and having got the sewing machine at a fab price from poundstretchers a while ago thought i had better use it! So Mum you need to use your sewing machine too :)
Now if you do happen to look closely you will see its a bit wonky....lol but i intend to practice more.
Have also made this card for a certain docrafter who likes cats and for a challenge i am hosting over at Docrafts if you wish to join in.
I used my pennyblack squeaky clean stamp and coloured with promarkers,basic grey kioshii papers,sewed edges,used nesties to cut out image and layer,flowers were from stash and i punched out some leaves,used papermania gems and stamped a cuddly buddly greeting.
Off this morning to my craft group who are meeting at Stamp n Craft in yeovil if you want to join us for a fun day of crafting.

Saturday, 29 October 2011

Spidey bookmarks for halloween

This was a little project i spent thursday making whilst hiding in my craft room. Going to give them to docrafter buddies on sunday at our next craft meet and staff at work on monday and maybe even a spare one for me as i made 30!
used my martha stewart cobweb punches for corners and around the edges,my fave penny black stamp which i then coloured with promarkers and then stamped greeting twice,once onto white card and then again onto the orange card and used SU circle punch to cut out,added ribbon and black gem.Have also backed them onto orange card and stamped a little spider on the back.

I enjoyed making them but by the time i got to the last one i was glad to finish......lol. Am so glad also that i saved the black ribbon from inside tops as that gave me plenty to work with.
Off for a nosey in blogland,x

Wednesday, 26 October 2011

Tilda cards

Hi all,hope you are well out there in blogland,i am getting over a cold which i generously shared with my hubby for his birthday and now having to play nursemaid.....lol. Why are men never any good when ill!
Anyway to keep me sane have been in my craft room and made some birthday cards for some special docrafter buddies.
Also made this one for a challenge over at Docrafts where we had to follow a sketch. All images on cards are coloured with my promarkers and flexmarkers.

Was very brave and used my beloved flowers and pearls rather than just look at them....lol

The ribbon was a find in a charity shop. Well hope you enjoyed looking at these,going to have a go now at a tutorial i found so see you soon,x

Sunday, 16 October 2011

I have a craft room!!!!

hi all.hope you are keeping well,in between work which has been rather hectic i have been hatching a secret plan to keep my spirits up and at last i can reveal i now have my own craft room :)
I do have to share it with my old cat mitzi and a bed (shortly being swopped for a guest bed so i can have more room) but its all mine!

This is a desk i rescued from the school,my work surface will be going up stairs also once i get the new bed.

i made my own ribbon holders on my cricut and my beloved promarkers are in the metal case.

Below this is a dresser full of crafting goodies and also a notice board above which i forgot to photo!

Can you see my bottle of coke.....lol.Saving it for the next craft meet. All white furniture has been painted  by me and brought at a car boot sale.

This is my paper and card storage unit also rescued and the drawers hold my stamps.

This is mitzi who is nearly 18,almost as old as my youngest son. She likes to be near when i craft.
Well i hope you enjoyed your tour of my new craft room, only problem is i am too tired to craft now.....lol

Sunday, 2 October 2011

Trouble with leaving comments UPDATE and another UPDATE!!

Hi all,have just been trying to leave comments and some blogs wont let me and i am aware that Lee is having the same issue and some others that i take a peek at also so  please dont think i am rude if i havent left a comment. Blogs i cant leave comments on so far are
Lees crafty corner
whispers cards
the smile factory
UPDATE - have been doing some detective work and it seems to be blogs that are affected all have this kind of comment box
so would be worth going into settings and then comments and changing from having comment box embedded at bottom of post to pop up window option,hope that helps lee,x
IGNORE THAT LEE....LOL as it appears that some peeps cant comment on mine either :(
off to investigate some more,might be a while!!

Snowy winter village album

Hi all,how are you all in blogland,thought it was time i added something to mine or else you will all forget me.....lol. Anyway this is a demo album for a craft meet which will be held in Yeovil on 30th October. Angiebabe found the tutorial here and looked for volunteers,should have run really but it was good fun making it and raiding my xmas stash,used DL envelopes.
Had to hand draw the houses and added doodling to them and the trees

Used a tim holtz snowflake edge die which i nabbed from angiebabe and card from my stash

The cards go in the album and await some christmas photos and journalling. Hopefully everyone will enjoy making this at the meet. Also went last minute to the Westpoint craft show and got some new goodies.

I brought a EK success butterfly layered punch which is fab,the new tim holtz distress inks,some mica powders and xmas stamps,more blending foam pads, card blanks,red tape and some cashews for hubby.
Off for a nosey at your blogs now,hope you are all enjoying this lovely sunshine,x

Monday, 19 September 2011

Missing posts!!! - Seems to be ok now :)

hi all,just checking as a blogger has mentioned that she cant see my posts only the pictures so could someone just leave a message here saying if you can or cannot read this,thanks,x

Sunday, 18 September 2011

Captain Jack!

Ahoy their mateys......lol
well have enjoyed colouring this image as i so like johnny depp! so does my aunt luckily as this card is for her to drool over.
I used my new flexmarkers along with my new promarkers to colour in the octopede capt jack digi and they really are nice to use and blend well.Think i shall be getting some more and thanks to a lovely lady over on docrafts who posted that they were reduced have ordered another cd case to hold them, case is on sale here, not sure how long its half price for though. i have used old paper and walnut stain distress inks on the card,image and map which i made by stamping using En francis stampin up stamp and then going over with old paper and tearing which is very theraputic.....lol and then edging with walnut stain.. Added a tim holtz ticket though i am sure how much my aunt wishes Johnny wont appear! and a charm i brought ages ago.
Oh and by the way what do you think of my music on my blog which i added in a mad moment,anyway off to see what else i can colour,have a great day,x

Monday, 12 September 2011

My wonky Advent Calender

Hi all,well had yet another fab time at the Bristol craft meet,well worth the two and a half hr drive! Anyway i wasnt going to make the project this time and had my bags packed with other items but i am always easily swayed and though its quite repetative i enjoyed making this.
Now dont look too close as its a bit wonky....lol.its 4 sided and has 24 drawers and thank heaven for peeloff numbers is all i can say!
Am going to use it for my beloved dog Sam at christmas to hold some treats as he is not allowed chocolate.
Fell in love with the bauble stamps and bauble punch which i had nabbed from Sue so need to go and buy those now. used distress ink for the bauble stamps and white ribbon on the drawers and lots of white card and papermania textured card. A tip for next time if i make another one that is!! is to really crease the card well to get a neater finish. Anyway am sure my Sam will be most happy to get whats in the drawers at christmas.

Saturday, 10 September 2011

Handbag card made at Bristol meet

Hi all,well having a catch up day on projects that i have started but not finished.....lol. Completed a scrapbook and this handbag card which was our project for last months craft meet and as i am going again tomorrow thought i had better do it and add to my blog before i go!
Enjoyed making this using 12 x 12 card and my clare curd papers,added flowers,chipboard letter,brads,pearls and ribbon from stash. Sorry dont have a link for this one but am sure if you go and message sue over at her blog she can help you out.
This is the inside of mine and its going to be used as a retirement card and i have cut blanks of card for people to sign and then be glued inside but wont add til all signed just in case someone makes a mistake....lol
Thanks for taking the time to visit my blog and i like to repay the favour so see you soon,x

Thursday, 8 September 2011

Chest of drawers and a hello :)

Hi all,well just in case you thought i had vanished i am back....lol. Have gone back to work after the summer holidays and its always a shock to the system to be honest so a distinct lack of crafting! and a scare today with my lappy and the blue screen of death but phew uninstalled some corrupt drivers and seem to be ok.
Anyway Tanmo and Angiebabe two lovely ladies i have met through Docrafts came around for some crafting play time and this is what we made

a cute little mini chest of drawers. I found the instructions online and will add the link when i can find it,its somewhere in my very long favourites file! link for drawers is here
Really easy to make using the large nesties and i used the ones that fit in my big shot and the bottom two drawers open and the top one is attached to the lid and lifts so very cute.Going to use this to hold some jewellry as a pressie.
We also made some adorable advent houses but i havent take a photo so will do that for next time as i am slowly going through my not completed projects.....lol
Right off to get ready to watch the celebrity big brother final,x

Thursday, 18 August 2011

A bit grungy!

Hi all and the weather today is...........AWFUL,bucketing it down outside and my youngest is off to a music festival and camping today! Shall be digging out the wellies me thinks....lol
Anyway here is my newest card and i loved making this one even if i ended up with blue fingers!
Image is a Octopede factory digi 'Alice' and i coloured her with promarkers and look i have actually done blond hair for a change.....lol,any way i used basic grey 'green at heart' backing paper,twine which i got on my recent shopping trip and a tag which i embossed using a tim holtz embossing folder and then sprayed  with a blue cosmic shimmer mist (hence the blue fingers...lol) and went over the embossing with black soot distress ink. Gems and greeting were dug out of my stash and hey presto a grungy card. This is going to my goddaughter/cousin and think they are quite similar in appearance.
Right off to finish getting ready as my mum is visiting for a few days,happy crafting all,x

Monday, 15 August 2011

Birthday Book and red shoes!

Hi all,well had another fab day at the craft meet but need to add a few finishing touches to my projects and will add asap.This is a birthday book i made to store all my buddies birthdays to keep me organised.
Had good fun decorating this and used my basic grey papers and letters from a brenda pinnick scrapbook kit and added a flower and brad from stash.
Used my lappy to design the pages and numbers and even made a pack for all who went to the bristol meet so they can make one at home too,just need to fill it in now.
and thought you might like to see my new shoes in my favourite colour red which i brought today on my shopping trip out with docraft buddies and dont tell anyone but i also went to a craft shop.....lol

Right have a good evening and see you all soon,x

Saturday, 13 August 2011

A Card i Like

Hi all,well been busy making cards today and another project which i will post tomorrow and have to say was pleased with this one,think the greeting is crooked but i love this stamp but then i do love poppies.Its for a lovely crafting buddie who attends the Bristol craft meets and is also on Docrafts.
Its a inkylicous stamp 'fleur de pavot' and i stamped it three times and coloured with my promarkers,using poppy and crimson,black and cool grey 5 for the flower head and i then decoupaged it.Had fun also using shabby shutters and peeled paint distress inks and a flourish stamp from inkadinka to make the background.

Used red vellum for the background and a butterfly charm from my stash as a finishing touch. The greeting is a penny black stamp. Hopefully she will like it as much as i do....lol. Right off for a quick stroll around blogland and then a early night as off to the Bristol meet tomorrow,x

Thursday, 11 August 2011

Friendship card for Lisa

Hi all,well this is the first card made in my new improved craft area and its also my friendship card for a lovely lady called Lisa over at Docrafts,you can find her fab blog here.

I used one of my new gorjuss girl stamps which i purchased here and the service was amazing and even got some free ribbon with my order.Coloured her with my promarkers and even coloured the brads to match,the fab paper makes me feel like she is skipping towards the woods....lol,watch out mr wolf!
Ingredients used were gorjuss girl little red stamp,promarkers,card blank,core card,brads,basic grey green at heart papers and rub on greeting.
Well hopefully Lisa will be opening this today when she gets in from work and likes it, i enjoyed making it and have also used the sketch from the sketch challenge over at docrafts. Have a good day whatever you are doing,x

Sunday, 7 August 2011

Craft Room Makeover

Hi all,well this has been my project for the last two days and now i am worn out but very pleased with the end result. I painted the walls green and all the wooden storage that i have been collecting from car boot sales white to compliment and match.
The most i paid for a unit is £4 and thats the tall one to the right of the picture. They all took between 2 and 3 coats of paint though!
My faves are the ink pad storage.

Got these most recently,the one on the left cost me £2 and was a awful purply red colour and the one on the right was todays car boot find and cost me £1,fiddly painting them.

Got this one at the Axmouth flower and craft show for the amazing price of £1 and i even fixed it to the wall myself. You can just see to the right a spice tray which now holds brads.

keep all my card scraps now in the metal drawers and use coloured brads to show which colour goes in which drawer. Hubby gave me the bell for xmas so i can get his attention....lol.

This is my dresser which i love and has all my bigshot stuff,bind itall etc inside along with extra craft stash and my photos for scrapbooking,hope you are not bored yet....lol.you can see my beloved cricut behind my big shot and drawers have nesties,card,scrapboard etc.

This is where i store my stamps and they are all in groups ie animals,mens,floral etc. Got this at the exeter craft show Well hope you enjoyed your little tour around my craft area aka the kitchen. Now i really need to make something there especially as i have some new gorjuss girl stamps awaiting me,x
UPDATE - have noticed if you click on pics to enlarge they are a bit blurry sorry not used to sons fancy camera with lots of buttons....lol and the top pic is the best one to show the green walls,x