Saturday, 31 January 2009

Magnolia V's Stampavie - Week 11 'Double Trouble'

Good afternoon...I am feeling loads better today after a solid 9 hours sleep, Kalm's sleeping tablets and a cup of hot choccy seemed to do the trick.
Am home alone as Steve has gone off for a boy's night on the peace will soon be shattered tho as I am having my nephew and great nephew to stay the night.
They both love to cut, paste and punch shapes so at least I have plenty to entertain, once bored of them I imagine we will be on the Wii whizzing round in Mario's carts!!
Anyway onto my is for this weeks Magnolia V's Stampavie 'Double Trouble' Challenge - you have to use at least two stamps...I have used Tilda sitting sideways and also the garden chair.
Basic Grey 'Sugared' papers
Flora Doodle flowers from Joanna Sheen
Anita's ribbon
Card candy & sentiment from Craftwork Cards
Pin in a rak from Linda

Friday, 30 January 2009

Basic Grey Challenge 19 'Recipe' - Using New Pollycraft Downloads...

Here is my entry into this weeks Basic Grey 'Recipe' Challenge.
2 Patterned Papers - Euphoria
1 Button - Threaded onto ribbon
1 Ribbon & Bow
3 Brads - inserted onto image...2 circles and a heart
You can also add more embellishments if you wish...I have added the sentiment and flowers.
The image is from Pollycraft's New Promise Collection - Heartfelt download....available here
You get 5 images in jpeg and pdf format for only £1.99

4 Challenges In 1....From A Free Download Too!!

Good Morning...
Due to me sleeping so much yesterday with feeling horrid I have been awake since 3am...I have been sat quietly crafting.
By pure accident I think I have managed to make a card and gift box which covers 4 challenges.
(The candle is just to add to the effect....I haven't made it!!)
Made using a free download from Funky Fairy's called 'Loving It Simple'
The challenges I am entering are:-
1 - Charisma Cardz:- Blk/Wht & 1 other colour
2 - Daring Cardmakers:- "Give It Some Heart"
(May be too late for this one??!!)
3 - Spoonful Of Sugar:- "Love Is In The Air"
4 - One Stop Craft:- "Charm It"

Thursday, 29 January 2009

Forever Friends Challenge - Oriental...

I made this card yesterday for the Forever Friend's Challenge...
the theme for this week 'Oriental'
Image coloured with pro markers
Papermania 'Oriental' papers & flowers
Card Candy from Craftwork Cards
Chinese symbols done on pc
Ribbon from my stash

Friday Sketchers - Sketch 36

Good evening....
I haven't been feeling too good today so spent most of it asleep trying to recharge my batteries. In between my sleep I have given the Friday Sketchers Challenge a go.
Here is the fantastic sketch and a couple of pics of my card...I have taken 2 as it is a little dark, 1 with and 1 without the flash to try and highlight the glitter on the edges and the flowers.

Image coloured with pro markers
Papermania 'Scrumptious' papers
Flora Doodle flowers and La Blanche Stickers used for leaves and centres
Sentiment & Card Candy from Craftwork Cards
Slider is a brad which I broke the back off
Ribbon from my stash

Wednesday, 28 January 2009

New Challenge Blog & Dt Call....Funky Fairy's

Pop over to Funky Fairy's New Challenge Blog....the 1st challenge has been set and there is also a call for DT members.



An Award....

Linda has nominated me for this order to accept you need to state 10 honest things about yourself, making it interesting and digging deep if necessary! Then pass onto 7 others.

Here are some things about me:-
1 - Addicted to diet coke (with a tot of mailbu on the odd occasion)
2 - Love Gourmet Jelly Beans
3 - I am a girl racer with a turbo charged Subaru Impreza (great for beating the boy racers off at the lights)
4 - Been with my partner Steve since I was 14...awwww
5 - Had a mortgage since I was 18
6 - Love going to Gran Canaria
7 - Hate housework and detest ironing (but luckily my mums loves it!!)
8 - I can sew and knit
9 - Have an obsession for the PG Tips monkey (started when he was the face of On Digital)
10 - Love candles
The ladies I am passing this onto are:-

Just for a bit of fun...if you have already got the award just ignore or if you can't be bothered, haven't got time again just ignore......Lol


Challenge Winnings & 'Sweetie Pie' Cards...

Hope you have all had a good day...I found a bit of energy so decided I would clean the walls in our kitchen. Stupid idea as once I had started I wished I hadn't.
Me and housework just don't get on...
Anyway enough of domesticated chores.......some lovely goodies arrived today for me from winning the 1st challenge over at
Sketch & Stash Blog.

Here are a few cards using the new 'Sweetie Pie' kit coming soon from Making Handmade Cards...


Tuesday, 27 January 2009

Charisma Cardz Challenge 3 - All You Need Is...

'LOVE' is the theme for this weeks challenge over at Charisma Cardz...I think this pair are 'turtly' in love.
Pink Petticoat image coloured with pro markers
Papermania 'Scrumptious' papers
Sentiment Craftwork Cards
Flowers, ribbon,brads and gems from my stash

Sketch & Stash #2 / Sketch Saturday #35 & An Award

The 1st card is my entry into challenge #2 for Sketch & Stash. The idea is that you use a new item or an item that you had tucked away for a while and neglected.
I have used my Joanna Sheen 'Messy Rabbit' stamp which I bought with my Christmas money and just hadn't got round to using.
Here is the sketch.....

Basic Grey Papers
Sentiment - Craftwork Cards
Papermania Adhesive Stones

The 2nd card is my entry into this weeks Sketch Saturday...

Image from Grab A Doodle
Papermania 'Simply Elegant' Papers & Flowers
Sentiment & Card Candy from Craftwork Cards
Fiskars Punch
Katy has also nominated me for this award....Thank you Katy x x x
I am meant to pass onto another 10 people....I will be back to do that.

Monday, 26 January 2009

Marie Curie Cancer Care & Craft Superstore...

Craft Superstore are supporting the Marie Curie Cancer Create a Card Campaign...
for each person who sends them a card they will give a free £5 gift voucher.

In addition, before sending the cards to Do Crafts their Creative Director will judge all the cards and the most creative card will win £200 worth of crafting goodies.
See Craft Superstores news section for full details.


Good morning...Monday again, where do the weekends go? I can't believe we are in the last week of January doesn't seem that long ago I was tearing my hair out trying to get all my Christmas cards made!!
I have made a few cards made using downloads from Scrapbookingmad - if you haven't visited this site pop over and have a look. There are decoupage, twisted pyramage, clip art and backing papers available at excellent prices. Also at the moment Sammy is running a competition where the 1st price is £15 worth of downloads - all you need to do is submit a card using her designs.


Sunday, 25 January 2009

Forever Friends Challenge & Cupcake Craft Challenge

Morning, hope you are all enjoying your Sunday so far. I am having a lazy day and looking for the energy to even go and get dressed!!
I managed another 2 cards yesterday for challenge entries.
The challenge over at Forever Friends is 'Ribbons' - here is my entry.
FF decoupage, papers and sentiment
Chatterbox ribbon
Card Candy from Craftwork Cards
Pearls from my stash
Cupcake Craft Challenges this week is to follow a sketch.
Here is a pic of the sketch and also my entry.

Old English Paper Co papers
Card Candy - Craftwork Cards
Flowers and ribbon from my stash

Saturday, 24 January 2009

I've Been Tagged....

Joanne has tagged me!!. The instructions are to go to where you keep your photo's on your PC, choose the 6th folder, then the 6th on your blog and explain.
Well here is my is my sweetie Malibu showing that she is very clever and can still manage to sit on the new sofa regardless of how many throws and cushion I put on it!!! She has managed to sit on the back and I think her face says it all....
I now have to tag another 6 people, I tried to avoid the one's who have already been tagged. Just a bit of fun...

Woo...Another Award

Sharon over at Fairy Dust Bag has kindly nominated me for this award.
Thank you, very much appreciated.
I promise to pop back very soon and nominate....

Friday, 23 January 2009

An Award...

Katy has nominated me for this award....if you haven't seen Katy's blog pop over and have a look. She also has a gorgeous shop....The Glitter Garden.
Thank you so much Katy x x x

2 Challenges:- Secret Crafter #15 & Sketch Saturday #34

Good Morning....
I have managed to get another 2 challenges done, I seem to be on a roll this week...
lets hope it continues.
My 1st card is for this weeks Secret Crafter Challenge #15- the challenge is to have 'Hearts' on your creation. I may have gone a bit overboard!!! Lol
FF decoupage & papers
Flowers from blogging buddy Linda
Pin from Poppicrafts
Sentiment & Card Candy from Craftwork Cards
Brads from my stash

My 2nd card is for this weeks Sketch Saturday Challenge is the sketch and my entry.

George download from Pollycraft
Papermania 'For Him' papers
Sentiment & Card Candy from Craftwork Cards

Thursday, 22 January 2009

Sharing Sherbert - New Stamp Collection From Pollycraft/Candy Up For Grabs

Pop over to Tales From Pollycraft for full info on the new soon to be released 'Sharing Sherbert' stamp set.
Paula is offering the chance to win all 9 stamps presented in a gorgeous box which she has decorated.
You have until the 1st Feb to enter...what are you waiting for!!!!

Emma x

Friday Sketchers #35 & Penny Black Wk 32

Good Afternoon...Another 2 challenges entries.
The 1st card is for Friday Sketchers #35 - here is this week's sketch.

Image coloured with pro markers
Swirl/Scroll drawn on papers with gold pro marker
Papermania 'Simply Elegant' papers
Sentiment & Card Candy from Craftwork Cards
Crochet flower from Poppicrafts/Other flowers & brads Papermania


The 2nd card is my entry into this weeks Penny Black Challenge wk32 which is 'Lets Get Dotty'
Penny Black 'Jump For Joy' image coloured with pro markers
Papermania 'Spring Burst' papers
Ribbons/Flowers/Brads from Poppicrafts/Papermania

Woo Some Awards....

The first award I have received off Moni...thank you soo much for thinking of me.
I have also received off Lorraine together with the Kreativ-Award.
If you haven't visited either of these ladies blogs then pop over and have a won't be disappointed.
As always I am going to be naughty and pass on to all of you who follow and check out my blog.
Your visits and comments are appreciated as always
x x x

Wednesday, 21 January 2009

Gorgeous New E-Kit 'Sweetie Pie' - Coming Soon...

Good morning or should I say afternoon....times fly's when having fun!!! Lol
Here are the DT cards I have made from the soon to be released 'Sweetie Pie' kit by Making Handmade Cards...sign up here for more details.
I must admit when I received the kit my first reaction was....Aaaarrrhhhh where are the images!!! Well there isn't any but what the kit does contain is 25 different sets of motif's and matching papers in a range of absolutely gorgeous colours and lots of hearts!!


Cute Card Thursday - Challenge 43 'Have A Giggle'

Sorry Ladies...yes another one from me today.
This is my entry into this weeks Cute Card Thursday Challenge which is 'Have A Giggle' need to add some humour to your card.
Hope it makes ya laugh!!!
BG papers
Golden Oldies 'Selma' image coloured with pro markers
Flowers from Poppicrafts
Card Candy from Craftwork Cards
Ribbon from stash & sentiment done on PC

A Spoon Full Of Sugar Challenge 35 - Oh Baby

Here is my entry into this weeks Spoon Full Of Sugar Challenge which is 'Oh Baby' can create a card for a New Baby, Mum-to-be, New Mum or Pre-Schooler.
FF Decoupage & stickers
FF and Dovecraft papers
Flowers and brads from Poppicrafts
Sentiment done on PC

Monday, 19 January 2009

Ewonne's Blog Candy - Ends 25/1

Pop over to Ewonne's blog to see her amazing and very inspirational candy on offer too.

Willow Sketchie/Craftbubble Challenge

Sharon over at Fairy Dust Bag has thrown in some tea bag folding to this weeks challenge together with the sketch below.
This is my first attempt at folding and I must admit I have enjoyed doing it...I practised whilst watching Sharon's video with a post it note!!! Lol

Basic Grey 'Ambrosia' papers
Doodlebug transfers for the sentiment
Stamp for swirls - Pollycraft
Brad from Poppicrafts
Charm for the children's section in The Range
Ribbon from my stash

Pollycraft Challenge 7 - Flowers And Ribbons

Good morning....its pouring down with rain here, so dark and miserable. I think I may stay in and good an excuse as any!!
These weeks are just flying by and its time for another Pollycraft Challenge.
Ria's turn to set the challenge this time and it is 'Flowers And Ribbons'.
The prize for the lucky winner is....a secret!!!!
An inkable's a little sneak peek
Pop over to 'Tales From Pollycraft' for more info
For my card I have used the 'Reflection' stamp from the Winter Elves collection....available here. Little Reflection is meant to be sat on a branch but I have given her a softer seat with some ribbon.

K&Company Papers
Sentiment from The Glitterpot
Flowers off blogging buddy Linda
Ribbon,gems and brads from stash

Emma x

Sunday, 18 January 2009

Papertake Weekly Challenge - Dawnys Sketch #6

Here is my entry into the Papertake Weekly Challenge...
this wk you have to follow the sketch below by Dawny.

Image coloured with pro markers
Papermania Spring Burst papers
Card candy from Craftwork Cards
Sentiment for The Glitterpot