Sunday, 30 November 2008

Wow Another Award....

I have received this beautiful award from Joanne and Val - thank you soooo much ladies, I really appreciate you thinking of me.
We have only just recently discovered each other but here's to a long blogging friendship...Lol
I now have to nominate 10 other people to receive the award BUT I am going to be really naughty again and say that I think you all deserve it as I love every single one of your blogs so please feel free to take this award and show on your blog with pride.
x x x
Wow look at this candy which Claire is giving away to celebrate over 36,000 hits!!!
Big Congrats Claire

Do Any Of You Have Horses????....

Good Morning

I know this is meant to be a blog for my card making but my other half is intrigued by the amount of people who look at it and asked if I could do a bit of advertsing for his business.

Well here it is...Steve builds and converts horseboxes and trailers together with running a repair service and supplying spare parts.

If you have horse transport or know anybody that does I would be very grateful if you would spread the word and bear him in mind if you ever need any work carrying out or any spares.

The website is here - Beston Fabrications Ltd

Ebay Shop - Beston Horsebox Bits here

If you contact Steve please mention that you have seen the details on my blog and we will give you 10% discount on any order.


Saturday, 29 November 2008

Busy, Busy, Busy.....

I have spent the whole morning card making...I sell them in my hairdressers and the ladies were nagging for Christmas cards so I needed to crack on.
I want to get back to entering challenges but have so many orders etc to do that at the moment I have no make it even worse someone is stealing hours from my days too!!!!
Here's what I made...

Image - Pollycraft Designs
Papers - DCWV
Flower - Poppicrafts
Sentiment - Craftwork Cards

Stamped Image - Pollycraft Designs
Papers - Papermania Colossal Contemporary Christmas
Sentiment - Craftwork Cards
Flowers and gems from my stash

Stamped Image - Pollycraft Designs
Papers - PapermaniaColossal Traditional Christmas
Sentiment - Craftwork Cards
Padded Fabric Snowflakes - Boyes
Ribbon & Gems from stash
For the following three I have used:-
Dovecraft Papers
Sentiment from Craftwork Cards
Snowflakes, ribbon and gems from my stash


Mum & Dad's Wedding Anniversary...

My parents are celebrating their 39th wedding anniversary today...
Here is the card I made from me and Steve...
Pollycraft Decoupage Download
Free papers, ribbon and gems from my stash
I made this one for my Dad to give to my Mum...
Edwin stamped image
Basic Gray & Forever Friends papers
Sentiment done on pc
Gems and ribbon from my stash


Thursday, 27 November 2008

More Candy On Offer...

Pop over to Bev's blog...she makes stunning cards and is giving away this gorgeous candy.

New Designs From Pollycraft....

I have fallen in love with these guys....Wilbur & Albert the new downloads available from Pollycraft Designs.
Papers by Paper Cellar 'Traditional Christmas'
Holly leaves and button from my stash
Papers by DCWV 'Christmas Wishes'
Flowers: Poppycrafts
Brad: Dovecraft
Sentiment: Craftwork Cards/The Glitter Pot
Ribbon and buttons from my stash

Papers by Paper Cellar 'Traditional Christmas'
Embossed Color Core-Dinations
Ribbon, gems and snowflakes from my stash

Christmas Cards Using Downloads From....

Here are a few cards I have made using downloads from the makinghandmadecards website... downloads can be purchased here.

Pop over and take a downloads, newsletter and inspiration.


Wednesday, 26 November 2008

More Blog Candy Up For Grabs...

Hop over to Joanne's blog...she is celebrating 2,500 hits and giving us the chance to win this gorgeous stamp set.

Blog Candy Giveaway...

Pop over to Tracy's blog...she is giving away some candy. It will include papers, ribbon, buttons, brads, stamped images and flowers.

Pollycraft Designs

Some cards I have made using Pollycraft Designs...
For both of these cards I have used:-
Dexter Christmas Scenes With Greetings Decoupage
Happy Holly-Days 'The Gift Of Snow' Backing Papers
Happy Holly-Days 'Merry Xmas' Backing Papers

For this card I have used:-
4 Paws Bessie Birthday
(Basic Grey Papers)

All the Pollycraft Designs items I have used are available to download now...

Another Award!!!

A BIG 'Thank You' To Linda and Pops for nominating me for this award.
The rules for this award are:
Pick 5 bloggers that you consider as your best blogging buddies and deserves this award for their contribution towards the blogging community, no matter what language.
State the name of the author of each blog as well as a link to each one's blogs.
Each blogger (upon acceptance) of this award should do a post and show the award on their blog and put the name and link to the blog that has given her/him the award.
The lovely ladies I have chosen are:-
All of you....
I just could not pick 5, you all contribute sooo much and leave me such lovely messages that I think you all deserve it. So if you haven't already got this award please take it and show on your blog with pride x x x
(Sorry rules are meant to be broken...Lol)

Monday, 24 November 2008

Wow...Take a look over at Buffy's blog, on offer is the following candy to one lucky winner.
Buffy has celebrated her 12th wedding anniversary today.


Pollycraft Monday Challenge 4 & DT Call...

The title for this week is 'Choose A Challenge' which has been set by Paula...
Challenge 1 - Sketch
You can make your creation following the layout can flip or re size if you wish as long as the layout can be seen clearly.
**Please remember that we would like to see at least 1 Pollycraft item on your work, entries not containing Pollycraft items will not be entered for the prize**

Challenge 2 - Use The Free Papers
Click here to go to The Pollycraft Monday Challenge blog where you can download the free papers. Using these papers means you have used at least 1 Pollycraft item....anything else you use is entirely up to you.

Here are my creations...
One following the sketch and one using the free papers

The prize this week is a £10 voucher to spend at Pollycraft....

*****DT CALL*****

We are on the look out for new Design Team members...if you would like the chance to join us then you need to take part in BOTH challenges.

You can either combine the challenges - use the sketch and the free papers
Make two cards/ for each challenge.

Please state on your entry that you wish to be considered for the design team.

Don't worry if you don't own many Pollycraft will receive a DT package...
Please email Paula for more details.
New members will be chosen in two weeks time.

Don't worry if you don't have a any member of the team and we will add to the blog for you.


Sunday, 23 November 2008

A Few More Christmas Cards...

It was lovely this morning to open the curtains and see the snow, I love it. Starting to melt now and disappearing - boo hoo!!!
Here are a few more christmas cards I made yesterday.

Holly is giving away some fantastic candy...hop over and take a look.
Holly has picked a day between Nov 18th and Dec 9th. On the day that she has picked Holly is going to use to pick a number out of the comments that have been left.
The thing is we don't know what day Holly has picked so you need to go everyday and leave a comment...if you are late starting then you will need to go back to Nov 18th.
Holly is giving away this candy to celebrate 20,000 hits...Wow


I Got An Award.....

Marcea over at Marcea's Crafting Corner has nominated me for this gorgeous and beautiful award...
Thank you soooo much x x x
The award comes with the following sentiment:-
This blog invests and believes the PROXIMITY - nearness in space, time and relationships!These blogs are exceedingly charming. These kind blogger's aim to find and be friends. They are not interested in prizes or self-aggrandizement. Our hope is that when the ribbons of these prizes are cut, even more friendships are propagated. Please give more attention to these writers! Deliver this award to eight blogger's who must choose eight more and include this cleverly-written text into the body of their award.

I nominate the following 8 lovely ladies (sorry if you have already received but I think you deserve the award again from me...

Marcea - Back at ya...Lol




Clare - TaffyCrafty


Clare - Clare's Crafts




Saturday, 22 November 2008

PIF/Look What I Got...

Clare over at Clare's Crafts was running a PIF (Pass It Forward)....I left a comment and look at the lovely goodies she has sent me.
A BIG 'Thank You' to Clare x x x
When you enter a PIF and receive your goodies you are to post on your blog then offer some goodies to the first 3 people that comment on your post....
Well I have already done a PIF not that long ago so what I am going to do is offer some blog candy to celebrate coming up to 2000 hits.
Keep a look out...I will be posting during next week with a pic of the goodies you could win.


Wednesday, 19 November 2008

Yipee....Crafting Time!!!!

Yesterday I unpacked my crafty stash after I had to pack it all away for Steve's party on Saturday night, spread it all over the place and set on making some cards....
I also managed a quick play with my pro-markers on this first card.


PIF...Pass It Forward

Clare is running a PIF - take a look at her blog, post a comment then add a link on your blog for a chance to win these lovely goodies.
Once you have received them you need to then post on your blog and send out to the first 3 that leave you a comment...


Monday, 17 November 2008

Another Hectic Week...

Another hectic week which has unfortunately not left me much time for crafting or blogging - boo hoo :-(

Sofa and wallpaper shopping is about driving me insane and it was Steve's birthday so we had a party at home for him on Saturday. The party was fantastic but what a mess was left.

I had to pack all my crafty things away in preparation for the party and now can't find a thing....I will be back to it tomorrow with my stash all over just how I like it.

Here are a couple of quick makes

(you know the one's - 'quick' as in a few hours!!!!)


Monday, 10 November 2008

My 1st Pollycraft Designs DT Card...Challenge 3

The third challenge has been set by Pops over at Poppets Place
We want to see 3 circles on your entries, they can be of any size - huge or small and you can use such embellishments as sequins as long as they are round!
Your entry can be a card, atc etc as long as you have used one Pollycraft design...
be it an image, decoupage or even a backing paper.
Here is my card...I have used:-
4 Paws Bessie Younger Relatives Decoupage
Flower Shower Aqua Backing Papers
Finished with ribbon, gems, charm, brad from my stash