Friday, 31 October 2008

What I Have Been Up To & A Birthday Card...

I am still trying to organise my craft things's very strange but I keep finding things that I have no idea where they have come from... Lol!!!
Been taking a tea break here and there...and have made this card for a friend which she ordered for her son's girlfriend.
I have only attached the middle of the image, vellum and paper then curled them round so they stand off the card


Thursday, 30 October 2008

Big Thanks You's....

No cards from me today...I spent yesterday moving things about in the house to make room for my ever growing craft stash.
I have packaged some of Steve' things up and he has put them in the attic...
a friend suggested that I put him in there too but I think that is a little mean...
very tempting tho!!!!
He doesn't need all those football programmes, video's and books like I do my crafty stash!!!!
I would like to say a few HUGE THANK YOU'S to a few people.
Firstly to Sammie and Shaleise from Pop's Angels -
They have sent me these wonderful cards with very nice messages of thanks.
I went to meet Pops, Lee and the children a short while ago after getting to know Pops through blogging...they made me feel so welcome in their home and truly are a lovely family.
I am very pleased that they liked me and that I am invited to see them again...I think Pops was relieved to know they hadn't put me off too.
I took them all a few little gifts and these cards are to thank me.
Also enclosed with the cards were these beautiful papers and images.

On the same day I received this gorgeous card from Marcea filled with beautiful images and flowers.

And last but certainly not least I received these beautiful images, lace and charms enclosed in gorgeous organza bags from Linda

Thank you soooo much to you all....I am amazed at how kind and generous you all are.
You have certainly made me smile during this time of bad luck I seem to be having.
Big hugs

Wednesday, 29 October 2008

Thank You Re Pink Petticoat....

Thank you all for your comments re Pink Petticoat...I can now access it...yippee!!!!
I am off to do a bit of shopping there and also at Pollycraft...
I have picked up a new excuse off another blogging lady about buying tooo many crafty items...
they just fell into my basket!
Well I wonder what will fall into my basket LOL!!!

Help!!!!.....Whats Happened To Pink Petticoat??

Does anyone know whats happened to the Pink Petticoat website.....
I need to buy something and can't get onto the site....
Tried yesterday too :-(

Tuesday, 28 October 2008

Wow Fab Blog Candy...Promarkers

Pop over to Elaine's blog...she is giving away two sets of promarkers to celebrate her up and coming 40th birthday. Take a look at her creations too...they are fab.

Cupcake Craft Challenge 11...My Entry

The theme for this weeks challenge over on Cupcake Craft Challenge blog is
'There's a HOLE in my bucket'
You can make anything as long as it has a hole in it..
This is my entry...sorry the photo isn't too good
(seems to have altered the colours...
in real life they do all co-ordinate!!)

Stamped & watercoloured image
Dovecraft 'Retro Floral' papers
Flowers from Poppicrafts
Lace and 'Made With Love' charm from Linda (Linanna Designs)
Ribbon from stash

Funky Fairys Challenge #39 - My Entry...

Here is my entry into Funky Fairy's Challenge #39
A sketch challenge which I love as I generally sit for ages moving papers and images around my cards...LOL!!!
This is the fab sketch and for my card I have used the 'Chocolate Covered Christmas' download...

Papers, tree and sentiment from 'Chocolate Covered Christmas'
Brads from Poppicrafts
Ribbon from my blog candy win off Natalie
Stickles Glitter Glue
Other items from my stash

Monday, 27 October 2008

Pollycraft Monday Challenge...Challenge 2 - Stripes

Here is my entry into the Pollycraft Monday Challenge.
The theme for challenge 2 is 'Stripes'...
you can create whatever you wish as long as it features one Pollycraft it an image, backing paper etc
I am in Christmas card making mode (just in case you hadn't noticed) so it had to be a Christmas card...
I have used Pollycraft's Pheobe & Maude Winter Kit Download
Papermania Colossal Paper Pack - Contemporary Christmas
ColourCore Cardstock
Glitz It Sparkles
Cuttlebug Snowflakes Embossing Folder
Dovecraft Ribbon Stickers - Rose Tinted Christmas
Flowers from Poppicrafts
Buttons from Ebay
Pom poms etc from my ever growing stash

Sorry Another Long Post...Cards, Cats & Flowers...

Morning, the sun is shining and beaming through the windows excuse for the following photo's not being very good!!
Over the last couple of days I have stuck my had into my cards and have a few to share with you...I have also made a card for a special little boy, TJ (Pops son...Poppets Place) who is 11 on Friday. I am being mean tho and keeping that one under wraps until I know TJ has received it...
A few cat pics too...decided if there is an afterlife then I am certainly coming back as a cat!!!!
I had a visitor on Saturday...a chap I work with who brought me some gorgeous flowers.
Firstly my cards....sorry too many to list all items I have used.

Malibu & Coke enjoying their sleep this morning...
My gorgeous flowers....


Sunday, 26 October 2008

Father in Law's Retirement & Birthday Card

My father in law retired on Friday and its also his birthday today.
Steve came up with the idea for me to make one card to cover both occasions...
Here is the card I made and the message we put inside....

Sure made him laugh...

Crafty C's Crafting Library...Daniels Birthday

Claire over at has asked if we would like to send her little boy Daniel a birthday card...see Claire's blog for full details.
Daniel will be 11 on the 7th November.
Daniel has already been receiving cards from many other bloggers and Claire has been tempted to have a sneaky peek but knows that would be naughty!!!
Here is a sneaky peek at the card I have made for Daniel which will be in the post to him tomorrow.


More Thank You's...Natalie, Linda and Clare

I want to say a HUGE thank you to a few ladies..
Firstly Natalie (nattykcards) for the fantastic blog candy I won...isn't it gorgeous??
Its so lovely I don't want to use the embellishment inside LOL!!
I had admired the card on Natalie's is sooo very cute.
Thank you Natalie x x x

Secondly to Linda (Linanna Designs) for the gorgeous card she has sent me....
Thank you Linda x x x

And last but certainly not least...Clare (TaffyCrafty) for the gorgeous card and notebook...
Thank you Clare x x x

((((((((((Big cyber hugs to you all))))))))))

Always Look On The Bright Side Of Life....& A Big Thank You

After my last post of all the things that have been happening to me I am trying very hard to look on the bright side of things.
Many people have said to me that work are maybe doing me a favour and the stress of trying to hold down a full time job while being ill probably isn't the best mix.
Part of me agrees but parts also feel very wronged and upset at the circumstances.
Anyway onwards and upwards...
I would like to say a big thank you to all of my blogging/cyber buddies...your lovely and very thoughtful comments do really help.
I have a lot of posts to catch up on, have found my inspiration so some cards to show you too and I also need to catch up on what the rest of you have been doing.
This is the first of many post from me this have been warned!!!

Friday, 24 October 2008

What A Week....A Little Moan!!!

I don't normally post when I haven't any cards to show but this week has been such a huge rollercoaster ride of emotions for me and I haven't had a lot of inspiration for making cards.
I was diagnosed with Chronic Fatigue on Monday which I knew in the back of my mind was causing the problems I was having...soooo tired, foggy brain etc etc. Tuesday we buried my grandad and then come Thursday I receive a redundancy notice from my work saying they are considering making my position of manager redundant due to a huge downturn in work!!!!
I'm not stupid and know where this is all coming from....anything to do with being ill???!!!!
Anyway soon I will be unemployed, I have worked there 8 years so at least will have a bit of money to keep me going while I get back on my feet and find another job.
Steve has suggested we take a trip to Gran Canaria...that made me smile :-)
In the mist of all the shock and upset at least there is light at the end of the tunnel and I will have more time to craft...just need to find my inspiration...anyone seen it (or should I be saying mojo???!!!!)
I am expected to continue to work until a final decision is made and in the meantime have talks about how I think I can be employed elsewhere in the company, avoid redundancy etc etc...well I am sorry but I am not fighting for my job and feel that once it has come to this the decision has already been made....they are just going through the motions.
I want to call them every name under the sun...up until this point they have been very good to me while I have been ill and I do know they can't carry me forever but talk about kicking me when I am down.
Well I hope I haven't depressed you too much and am sorry this post is all bad news (apart from more crafting time!!)
I hope to be back very shortly with some of my creations and challenge entries.
Bye for now
Emma x

Monday, 20 October 2008

A Couple Of Christmas Cards...

A couple of Christmas cards I have made over the weekend.


Sunday, 19 October 2008

Secret Crafter Challenge #3 & A Forever Friends Card

This is my entry into the Secret Crafter Challenge #3 - no sketch but a theme, 'Blue, White and a little bit of snowflake'...I hope the 'little bit' isn't meant literally as I may have gone overboard!!!

Forever Friends Papers
Embossed paper (cuttlebug)
Glittered with Stickles
Glass beads & ribbon from the lovely Linda (Linanna Designs)
Other items from my stash


A quick make using the Forever Friends range.

Prima flowers
Ribbon from some packaging donated by a friend
Paper embossed using Cuttlebug
All other items from my stash


Saturday, 18 October 2008

I Would Like To Nominate...

I would like to nominate the following ladies for my smiling monkey award...
(I have a love for monkey's!!!)
Pops - Poppets Place
Linda - Linnana Designs
Clare - TaffyCrafty
Paula - Pollycraft
Thank all make me smile each and everyday.
You have made my bad days more bearable.
I wish I had found you all sooner.
Big hugs blogging buddies.
x x x


My 1st Award...

I think I should go buy a lottery ticket...
First I won blog candy and now the lovely Pops from Poppets Place has given me my 1st award...
I am to nominate 6 people and pass it onto them but as a few of the people I would choose will overlap with the ones Pops has nominated I have decided to give another award.
This is the award Pops has given me...

Woo Hoo.....I've Won Blog Candy

I was sooo excited when I received an e-mail from Natalie over at
to tell me I had won her blogoversary candy - I stamped my feet and did a little dance!!!
I would like to say a HUGE thank you to Natalie, I am sooo very grateful and will enjoy all the goodies to the full.
Look at the gorgeous lucky am I??!!

Friday, 17 October 2008

Sketch Saturday Challenge - #20 11th October

My entry into the Sketch Saturday Challenge #20

Tilda watercoloured
Forever Friends Papers
ColorCore Core'dinations embossed, sanded and inked
Prima flowers
Gems & ribbon from stash
Sentiment done on PC

Thursday, 16 October 2008

Cute Card Thursday Challenge 32 - Autumn Theme

Here is my entry into this weeks Cute Card Thursday Challenge 32 - the theme is Autumn.

Tilda image watercoloured
Papermania 'Simply Elegant' paper
Prima flowers
Ribbons, gems and leaves from my stash
Verse done on PC

Postal Scam....

I don't know how true this is but wanted to pass on as most of us ladies eagerly await package deliveries full of crafting goodies...
If it is true then I wouldn't like to think any of you get caught out...
Can you circulate this around especially as Christmas is fast approaching - It has been confirmed by Royal Mail. The Trading Standards Office are making People aware of the following scam:
A card is posted through your door from a company called PDS (Parcel Delivery Service)suggesting that they were unable to deliver a parcel and That you need to contact them on 0906 6611911 (a premium rate number).
DO NOT call this number, as this is a mail scam originating from Belize. If you call the number and you start to hear a recorded message you will Already have been billed £15 for the phone call.
If you do receive a card with these details, then please contact Royal Mail Fraud on 02072396655 or ICSTIS (the premium rate service regulator) at

Poppet's Place - New Blog & Candy Giveaway To Celebrate....

To celebrate her new gorgeous looking blog Pop's over at Poppet's Place is giving away some fantastic blog candy.
All you have to do is leave a nice comment on the post and a link back from your blog.


Wednesday, 15 October 2008

My Entry For Poppicrafts Competition...

I am entering the card I posted yesterday into the Poppicraft competition.
It fits the theme - black, white and pink and also NO IMAGE!!!
Couple more pics below...