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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