Wednesday, 31 December 2008

Pollycraft Cards & Christmas Treats...

Well the eve is upon us and a new year is ahead...
I would like to wish everybody 'A Happy New Year' and say
'Thank You' for making blogging so much fun.
I have only been blogging for 4 months, in that time I have had over 3500 visits, 37 followers, become a member of the Pollycraft DT, designer for and last but certainly not least met some fabulous again 'Thank You'
x x x
2008 had its up and downs which I am sure it will have for all of you...I spent most of it suffering from extreme tiredness before being diagnosed with a mild case of CFS, my granddad passed away and I got made I will be welcoming 2009 with open arms!!!!
I didn't sleep too well last night, I woke up with awful cramp in my arm and just could not get back to from 2am this morning I was crafting. By 5am I was getting a little tired so got settled on the sofa so I didn't disturb Steve getting back into bed...the next thing I knew was the alarm blaring out for Steve to get up to go to work.
My last post said I was waiting for daylight...we have had daylight here in Yorkshire for a fair few hours now but I was sooo tired I have actually been back to bed...
Anyway I have got pics took of cards and some of the goodies I have bought with money I received at here they are.

Pollycraft Woodland Elves 'Adoration' and Flourishes 'Corner' Stamps
Basic Grey papers
Sentiments from The Glitterpot
Flowers from Poppicrafts
Ribbons, brads and pearls from my stash
My new goodies....


Look At These Cuties....Coming Soon

Good Morning...
I am waiting for daylight so I can take pics of my latest cards to show you, in the meantime I have been looking at a new blog - here
If you have read the latest copy of Creativity you will already know about Daisy and Dandelion...
if not then take a look, due to be launched in March under the 'Docrafts' brand.
How cute??!!!


Tuesday, 30 December 2008

New Blog....Clare Curd/Stampin Chic

Clare has launched a new blog 'Stampin Chic' and her own signature range is coming very soon.....take a look here for more details.



Job Hunting Done, Now Its Crafty Time....

Good Afternoon...
I have got back to job hunting today and applied for various jobs ranging from a store manager to a secretary so fingers crossed something will come up for me.
I did have an agency call me this morning re carrying out a temporary role doing marketing surveys from home, I would love to work from home. I could run round like the tasmanian devil and get my work done then craft.....bliss, not stuck in an office. I may well become one of those annoying people who randomly call you at the most inconvenient moment!!!! Lol
I carried on with making male cards yesterday.
I have used the Pollycraft download...Wilbur, Woof For Birthdays


Monday, 29 December 2008

Wow I Won A Fabby Card....

Here is the card I won in a card giveaway that Holly was running....isn't it just soooo cute.
The image is available to download now plus lots of other fabby images drawn by Holly's daughter...
Check out Holly's blog for full details.

Mens/Boys Cards...

Good Morning....
I hope you have all had a wonderful Christmas and are looking forward to the New Year.
Back to a bit of normality today for us, Steve has gone off to work and I am catching up with the usual household chores....found a spare moment for blogging!!!!
I had a lovely afternoon getting back to my crafting yesterday while I had to be quiet due to Steve listening to Leeds United play on the radio. I get into trouble if I try to talk to him...footie mad!!!
Anyway I set myself a challenge to make some male cards. Here is what I came up with....

Magnolia/Edwin image coloured with pro markers
Edges stitched using sewing machine
Papers by Papermania - Rich Yellow
Sentiments from The Glitterpot
Buttons & balloons from my stash

Penny Black image coloured with pro markers
Basic Grey and Core'dinations papers
Sentiments from The Glitterpot
Brads, buttons and ribbon from my stash

High Hopes 'Elmer Elephant' image coloured with pro makers
Basic Grey papers
Buttons, ribbon and gems from my stash

Sunday, 28 December 2008

Playing With My New Toy......

I am so glad to be back to my crafting....
We have had a lovely Christmas but the run up to it right down to the last minute was rather fraught!!!!
Christmas day was spent with my family, I have 4 niece's, a nephew and a great nephew so rather a noisy day. Plenty of toys and games to play with.
My great nephew Cameron got a ride on tractor but the pedaling proved a little difficult for him so he ended up sat in the trailer while my nephew towed him about!!!
Boxing Day we spent with Steve's family....a lot more peaceful.
I got lots of lovely pressies plus some money so I spent some time yesterday buying some crafting bargains. I have ordered some more pro markers, stamps, papers and a set of nestabilities...can't wait for them to arrive.
In the meantime I have got my new sewing machine out to play with....I have stitched around the edge of the papers and also the image.

Magnolia/Edwin Image...Coloured with pro markers
Dovecraft Masculine & Core'dinations Papers
Sentiment from The Glitterpot
Ribbon & buttons from my stash

Wow.....Fabulous Award

Sarah over at Sparkle Cards has given me this award....Thank you soooo much.
Pop over to Sarah's blog, her creations are fantastic.

The rules are:-
You have to give it to 5 others and link to those people as well as who gave it to you.
Those 5 shall also pass it on to another 5 people.
Plus you have to write down 5 things you are addicted too!

Well 5 things I am addicted to:
1. Gourmet Jelly Beans (apart from cinnamon flavour)
2. Candles
3. Shoes
4. Buying crafting goodies
5. Watches
The 5 people I nominate are:- Clare, Pops, Marcea, Amy, Clare

Monday, 22 December 2008

Bottles Of Wine....

Just a quickie before I rush off to do some shopping....
I am nowhere near prepared for the big day.
My back is better, it went as quick as it came...very strange but after talking to a few people it seems to be part of a virus???!!! I do now have blooming cold so maybe....
Here are a couple of bottles of wine I have decorated for some friends I am meeting today.
The download is from the Daisie Co....
Beats a bottle bag!!!!!

Wednesday, 17 December 2008

A Little Chat and Yet More Crimbo Cards.....

Good Morning
I still have this blooming back ache which is about driving me insane as I need to be on with various things but can't get comfy for long enough to sit at my crafting table.
I sure hope its eased by Friday as I am hitting the town with the girlie's for a night out. A little falling over water may help tho!!! Lol
Another couple of cards done for orders...only 7 more to go!!! I ended up with more orders as when one lady asked me I meant to say no sorry but instead when I opened my mouth the word yes came out!!! Fool :-)
Oh I suppose its all money and keeps me busy while I am not working.
I am very excited as I have my 1st job interview tomorrow so fingers and toes crossed it goes well. All the other girls I worked with have been given redundancy notices too. I know its everywhere and really do feel for anyone that its happening to. When is all this doom and gloom going to end???!!!!
Anyway here are two more cards I have made to order.....


Monday, 15 December 2008

Penny Black Saturday Challenge, Wk 27....

The challenge this week is 'Recipe...3...2...1
3 Flowers, 2 Papers and 1 Ribbon
Here is my entry...
'The Essentials' image coloured with pro-markers
Papers by Three Bugs In A Rug
Sentiments from The Glitter Pot
Flowers, brads and ribbon from my stash

Sketch Saturday Challenge 29...

Here is my entry into this week's Sketch Saturday....
Bella image coloured with pro markers
Papers by Three Bugs In A Rug
Sentiments from The Glitter Pot
Martha Stewart punch
Flowers, brads and bow from my stash

Another Christmas Order Done...

Good Morning...
I am struggling a little to move about due to blooming awful back ache, I have no idea whats triggered it off...I just know it hurts :-(
I have been sat crafting most of the weekend and managed to get another card order done and 2 challenge cards.
I had to photograph these quickly this morning before they were collected so pics not too good.


Friday, 12 December 2008

Penny Black Challenge - Wk 26

I am getting a little fed up with christmas cards so decided to take a break and enter in a challenge or two.
Here is my entry into this weeks Penny Black Challenge which is to follow a sketch.
Hedge Delivery Image coloured with pro markers
Three bugs in a rug papers
Craft Work sentiment
Flowers, ribbon, brads and gems from my stash

Thursday, 11 December 2008

Another Christmas Order Done....

Here are Christmas cards I have made for a friend...they are for her four children.
That's another order out of the way...nearly done!!


Pollycraft Woodland Elves...

Paula's new range of stamps are available NOW.....
pop over to Pollycraft Designs and take a look.
Be careful though as some of these wonderful stamps may just fall into your basket!!!

Here is a card I have made using the 'Cherish' and 'Toadstools' stamps.
Stamps - Pollycraft
Papers/Pin/Flowers - Poppicrafts
Ribbon and pearl gems from my stash.


Gorgeous Blog Candy...

Pop over to Dawny's blog...she is offering some gorgeous candy to celebrate her coming birthday. Her work is an inspiration too so be sure to take a look.

Wednesday, 10 December 2008

More Christmas Cards....

I am still plodding (literally) through my card are a few I have made for one of my customers. The doggie one to daddy is from her dog to her boyfriend!!! Lol

Right on with more....another order appeared through the letterbox the other day.
I really must get them out of the way so I can get on with my own....
I CAN NOT buy any, that would be a crime!!!!

Tuesday, 9 December 2008

Blog Candy Winner......Drum Roll Please.....

Thank you sooo much to all of you who entered my blog candy.....
I decided to use to generate a number rather than the old 'pulling out of a hat' then counted down the comments (ignoring double comments) & the winner is......
Number 6 - Katie
Congrats Katie....hope you enjoy your candy!!!

Monday, 8 December 2008

Pollycraft Challenge 5 - Male Birthday Card

Good Morning...
I have set the challenge this week over at Pollycraft which is to make a male birthday card.
The card can be for a male of any age.

I always struggle making male cards...
here's what I came up with.
Pollycraft 'Dudley' decoupage download
Basic Grey papers
Sentiments from The Glitter Pot
Ribbon and buttons from my stash



Last week I mentioned that I would be offering some blog candy to celebrate coming up to 2,000 hits...I am a little late as I have now passed that!!!
As a 'Thank You' for looking at my blog and leaving me lots of lovely comments here is whats on offer.....
In order to enter please leave me a comment and post a link on your blog to my candy. I will leave open until Monday 8th December.
On Tuesday 9th December I will announce the winner...all your names will be put into a hat and the winners name will be drawn out at random by my other half.

Saturday, 6 December 2008

Wedding Card...In A Rush!!!!

Men eh??!!!
Always last minute.....Steve (my other half) called me late yesterday to say his friend was at a wedding today and needed a card making....
Well what a rush but I must say I was very pleased with the end result.

Pollycraft Designs 4 Paws Bessie & Marlow Download
Basic Grey Papers - 'Sugared'
Flowers, gems and ribbon from my stash

Thursday, 4 December 2008

WOW Fab blog Candy From Pollycraft Designs...

Want to win this????

Silly question of course you do....

it is a fantastic old fairytale book handmade by Paula of Pollycraft Designs

But if that isn't gorgeous enough it will be filled with the new range of the 9 Woodland Elves which are yet to be released...that's nearly £40 worth of stamps

How marvelous is that.....

Pop over to Pollycrafts blog for full details



Wednesday, 3 December 2008

Pollycraft Designs....'Fin - Penguin Post'

Due to going into a 'I don't need to sleep mode' I sat until 4am this morning colouring stamped images with my pro markers.
Pro markers are fairly new to me so I am still learning...I must admit I am pleased with the results I have achieved with colouring 'Fin'.

Stamp - Pollycraft Designs
Papers - Dovecraft & DCWV
Flowers - Poppicrafts
Sentiments - Craftwork Cards
Snowflakes - The Paper Cellar
Ribbon, brads and gems from stash

Pink Petticoat - Tis The Season...

A few cards I have made using the 'Tis The Season' Download from Pink Petticoat....
I love the set with its cute images and gorgeous papers.

Images and papers - Pink Petticoat / Coloured using pro markers
Flowers - Poppicrafts
Gems, brads and ribbon from my stash