Friday, 27 February 2009

Roses On Paper Challenge 6 & A Catch Up...

Good Morning...
Another week flown by and I still have a list of things to do as long as my arm. My OH is working most of the weekend so I am hoping to get plenty done and caught up.
Here is my entry into the current Roses On Paper Challenge....
the theme is 'Love & Friendship'
What a fantastic day I had on Wednesday with Joanne and Katy.....I haven't laughed so much in ages. We were on a mission to find the new Creativity magazine and all the gorgeous goodies that are being launched.
After visiting 2 Range stores and a garden centre/craft shop we found some of what we were looking for.
Here is a pic of the items that fell into my basket.....

Wednesday, 25 February 2009

Funky Fairy's Challenge 5 - 'Swirls'...

Good Morning...
Blogger and word verification seem to be sorted...I was soooo annoyed last night, just when I got chance to catch up!!I gave up in the end and did some crafting.
A little shopping for me today with Joanne and Katy....we were meant to have another partner in crime but poor Marcea can't make it (I am going to eat her cake!!!) Lol
Time for our next challenge over at Funky Fairy's.....for challenge 5 the theme is 'Swirls'
***Please note the deadline for your milk carton entry has been extended due to people being unable to leave comments***
To be in with a chance of winning the prize and guest DT position please remember you must use at least 1 Funky Fairy item on your creation.
If money is a bit tight take a look on the inspirational blog for freebies or if you feel a spend coming on visit the shop here.
A new release this week too....Feeling Fruity, Shabby Style - its gorgeous.
A huge welcome to Caroline who has joined our funky bunch permanently....
was our guest DT last week.
Right onto my card....
I have used Cherish Part 2 and Cherish rounds, butterfly and swirls cut with my bug and circles using my nesties.
Prima flowers from The Glitter Garden
Lace from my mums sewing box
Brads and ribbon from my stash

Tuesday, 24 February 2009

Problems with blogger...Aaarrrhhhhh!!

It just typical...I get some time to catch up on my blogging and I can't leave comments on some blogs as the word verification won't load!!
Anyone else having this problem??
Annoyed Emma x

Monday, 23 February 2009

Funky Fairy's.....Creative Designer

Shaz over at Funky Fairy's put a 'Creative Designer' call out a couple of weeks ago...
"I am on the 'look out' for some creative designers to design some things for me for the main site.
This is ideal for people who would maybe like to be on a design team, but just don't have time to do a 'long term commitment' etc.
What I am looking for is I guess, guest creative designers.What this would involve is that i would provide you with a kit/s to work with...and in return you create some fabby creations for me to display on the site....your work must be up to a high standard for this...and that's all that involves, there is no long term commitment or anything else required"
Well I thought I would have a go....I mailed Shaz some pics of my creations and she LOVES them!! Phew.....must admit I did feel very nervous.
So I now have a brand new soon to be released kit to play with...that's my day filled tomorrow!!!
Here are my creations and not 1 card....


The Sugar Bowl - Challenge 4 'One' & Some Awards

The current challenge over at The Sugar Bowl is 'One' - use 1 patterned paper and as always you must use a Sugar Nellie stamp.
Here is my entry...

I have also been given a couple of awards...
From Poppy
Thank you x x x

From Moni
Thank You x x x
I am so naughty that I am going to leave these awards open again so please feel free to take them with love from me...


Sunday, 22 February 2009

Forever Friends Challenge, Goodies, Pressie & Random Cards...

Hope you are all having a lovely weekend...
I have managed to find some relaxing craft time this afternoon.
Things are a bit hectic here at the moment so its been lovely to have some chill time.
Here is my entry into this weeks Forever Friends Challenge - the theme is 'General Birthday'.
I am also entering my card into Clare's Challenge Of The Week over on the DoCrafts website which is to use 2 different types of ribbon.
I won Clare's challenge a few weeks ago and here are my goodies....

Another pressie arrived for me this week too from my lovely email/blogging friend Linda.
A gorgeous paper stack and 2 WOJ stamps...
Huge thanks hunny x x x

A couple of random cards here that I have managed to squeeze in this week....
Made using Pink Petticoats latest release 'Sweet Sundaes'

This is a card I made to order for a friends daughters 21st Birthday.

Wednesday, 18 February 2009

One Stop Craft Challenge 16 'Sketch' & MHC New Kit...

Just a quickie before the Brit Awards start and I get tucking into the beef casserole I have slaved over all day...Lol
Here is the sketch for this weeks challenge over at One Stop Craft and my entry...
I have used the new 'Sweet Sundaes' download from Pink Petticoat.


I have also been working on some DT cards from Making Handmade Cards....the soon to be released kit is called 'Le Jardin'.
Pop over and take a look.....sign up to the free newsletter and check out the new shop.


Funky Fairy Challenge 4 - 'Make A Milk Carton'...

Good Morning...
Time for another Funky Fairy's Challenge, the weeks are flying by and we are onto number 4 already.
Thank you all for your entries into last weeks challenge...the winner will be announced later
This week we would like to see you create a 'Milk Carton' -
email and they will send you the template in return for free!
(Ask for the 'Melkpakje Template')
****Please remember you must use at least one Funky Fairy item to be in with a chance of winning the fantastic prize - Paisley Love Vol 1 download & also a guest designer spot for 2 weeks starting with challenge 9....****
Here is my milk carton with a card to match.
FF papers - 'Paisley Love' in blue.
Stamps from Pollycraft

Tuesday, 17 February 2009

Sketch Saturday #38/Charisma Cardz 6 Challenges, A Random & Awards Too...

I have a few things to share with you....firstly my entry into this weeks Sketch Saturday and Charisma Cardz Challenges.
Here is the sketch for Sketch Saturday and the theme over at Charisma is 'Cupcakes'...

Image from Grab A Doodle Do
Papermania 'Scrumptious' papers
Flowers from Joanna Sheen
Sentiment & card candy from Craftwork Cards
Ribbon from my stash

This card is for my SIL 2 B's son from her....Daniel will be 13 on Friday.

Basic Grey 'Cupcake' collection
Magnolia image coloured with pro markers

Onto my awards...

This one is from Joanne (Crafting Joanne) and Paula (Paula's Pondering)...thank you x x x

From Emma (Something Sweet)
I would like to pass these on to all of you....if you haven't already got them please take with love from me.

Monday, 16 February 2009

Penny Black, Secret Crafter & ABC Challenge Entries...And A Random Card

I have had a lovely day catching up with an old friend. We don't live too far apart but busy lives means we don't get together as often as we should. We are now up to date with all the gossip and had a good giggle...
To fill in the rest of the afternoon I decided to enter some challenges...
My 1st card is for the Penny Black 'Sketch' Challenge and also for Secret Crafter's 'Spring Has Sprung'.

Align Centre
Here's my 1st attempt at decorating inside one of my cards...
PB Image coloured with pro markers
Papermania 'Spring Burst' papers & notelets
Sentiment & card candy from Craftwork Cards
Ribbon and flowers from my stash
Here is my entry into the ABC Challenge....back to the start of the alphabet and
A is for...
FF decoupage image, papers & sentiment
Flowers from Poppicrafts and The Glitter Garden
Brads from my stash
Here is a card I have made for our step-nephew who's birthday it is on Friday....
Image from Grab A Doodle, coloured with pro markers
Basic Grey papers
Sentiments & card candy from Craftwork Cards

NEW Pollycraft Challenge 9 - 'Pink'

Good Morning...
Hope you all had a fantastic weekend and got spoilt rotten for Valentines Day. We have had a quiet weekend at home which has been lovely...very relaxing.
I spent most of yesterday afternoon crafting and have a couple of challenge cards to show later but 1st......
Its time for another challenge over at Pollycraft.....this week the theme 'Pink' has been set by the lovely Diane.
You can make anything to enter...card, atc, altered item etc just as long as there is one Pollycraft item on your design.
Pop over to the Pollycrafts shop for stamps and downloadable images.....the Sharing Sherbet stamps are now back in stock.
Here is my card using the 'Patchwork Elephants' download.
Coloured with pro markers and smirk glitter pens
Laura Ashley papers
Flowers from Poppicrafts
Butterfly sentiment & card candy from Craftwork cards

Sunday, 15 February 2009

A Couple Of Cards Made To Order....

Here's a couple of cards I made on Wednesday for a friend/customer of mine...
the 1st one is for her granddaughter Nina. I gave the card a bit of a 'French' theme as Nina's parents love France and spend loads of time there.
This one was for her Husband

Saturday, 14 February 2009

Birthday Cards, Pressies, Candy Winnings & Treats....

Good Evening...
Happy Valentines Day & hope you have all had a lovely day and are enjoying the evening.
I am just having a few minutes away from our romantic night in front of the telly to do this post. I did attempt to do this afternoon but I was having trouble loading up my pics then deleted some in error....I lost my patience and gave up.
Lots going on for me at the moment with one thing and another, no cards made for 2 days...aarrhhhh, I think I have withdrawal symptoms!!!! Lol
Back to it tomorrow tho with DT cards and also some challenge entries.
Right onto my birthday cards etc.....Thank you all sooooooooo much for all the wishes, cards, pressies.
Thank you to Caryn from Glitter Me Silly for my candy winnings.
From Clare (Taffycrafty)
Linda (Linanna Designs)
Lyndsey (Lyndsey's Place)
Joanne (Crafting Joanne) + a matching wallet full of images
Clare (Clare's Crafts)
Gina (The Card Kabin)
Sue (Susie Sunshine)
Pops (Poppets Place)
Candy Winnings from Caryn (Glitter Me Silly)
A treat from me to me......from The Glitter Garden


Thursday, 12 February 2009

Candy Winners......

Sorry to keep you in suspense has taken me ages to go through all the comments and take out any duplicates. I think I have now sorted it....too late if I haven't!!!
Here goes for the 3 lucky ladies, full and final winners......

Here are your random numbers:
Timestamp: 2009-02-12 19:44:52 UTC
Number 23 - Paula
Number 13 - Natalie
Number 30 - Diane
Congrats Paula you have won the main candy and I will pop a little pressie in the post for
Natalie and Diane.
Thanks to all who entered...if I could give you all some candy I would!!

Forever Friends Challenge - Valentine

Good Morning...
I had a lovely birthday yesterday and got lots of lovely cards and pressies....thank you all so much for the birthday wishes.
My candy draw is now closed and I will use a random generator to pick 3 winners
(see post below)
Onto my is my entry into this weeks Forever Friends Challenge which is 'Valentines'
I have used one of the decoupage image packs including the backing papers and the sentiment.

Flowers from The Glitter Garden
Papermania Felt Ribbon
Card Candy from Craftwork Cards
Brads from my stash

Candy Now Closed.....

A HUGE thank you to all who have entered my candy draw, became a follower and also for all the lovely birthday wishes you have sent...I am overwhelmed!!!
I wish you all luck in the draw and due to the amount of comments I have had (214 at the last check) and because I am such a nice person!!!! (LOL) I will send a little candy out to another 2 people in addition to the main winner.
My followers have shot through the roof and also the number of hits...bearing in mind I started this candy to celebrate 5000.
Wow, wow, wow....thank you all again and I will announce the winner later today.

Wednesday, 11 February 2009

Penny Black Challenge Wk 35 - Romance

Good morning....

Well my birthday has arrived and I am officially another year hoo,
where does time go??!!
Thank you all so much for the cards and messages....I will show my cards and pressies later.
The gas man has arrived to sort our boiler out so once he has gone the day is my own...I was going to have a day out with my mum but will only spend unnecessarily!!! I need to save my pennies for the NEC and Harrogate show's.
Here is my entry into this weeks Penny Black Challenge - the theme is 'Romance'

Image coloured with pro markers
Papermania 'Scrumptious' Papers & Ribbon
Flowers from The Glitter Garden and Punched
Sentiment from Craftwork Cards
Brads from my stash

Funky Fairy's Challenge #3 - Faux Stitching

Time for another challenge over at Funky Fairy's....
This week for challenge #3 we would like to see 'Faux Stitching' on your creations.
As long as you use one FF item you can create whatever you wish...
card, atc, altered item etc, etc...
Pop over to the Inspiration Blog for freebies to download or take a look in the gorgeous
shop to purchase.
There is a shout for 'Creative Designers' on the inspiration blog too...
I have used the 'Ecclectic Lurve' kit for my card....the kit is crammed with stunning papers, images, rounds, tags and love word book.

Tuesday, 10 February 2009

Some Awards....

I am terrible with awards and tend to bail out and pass on to all who visit my blog but not this time!!! I will follow the rules and not rebel!!! Lol
The 1st one is from the lovely Moni - Thank you Moni x x x
No rules with this one so it is open to all....take and show on your blog with love from me.

This 2nd award is off the lovely Leanne who I am just starting to get to know due to us both recently being chosen for the Funky Fairy's Challenge Blog.
Thank You Leanne x x x
The rules state I have to pass onto 3 people who I think have beautiful blogs and work. Now of course there are loads of you out there who fall into this category but 3 means 3...
Here are the one's I chose:-
Clare - Her blog always makes me laugh and she has made so much progress with her creations
Joanne - Gorgeous blog and creations, always has time to leave comments, I don't think she ever misses a post
Moni - For the same reasons as Joanne.
I also picked up this little guy off Leanne's blog (hope she doesn't mind)....made me laugh so I thought I would share with you.


3 In 1 - ABC, Charisma Cards & Cute Card Thursday Challenges

Good Morning...
Hope everyone is well and the weather isn't causing too many problems. Its horrible here...cold, wet and windy so I am staying indoors where its warm.
I am hoping it stays warm too...our boiler is making some awful noises so I have to ring the gas board today for them to come and look at it. I am keeping my fingers crossed it doesn't break down...if it does I am going to my mums!!!
Right onto my is my entry into 3 challenges:-
1 - ABC "Zzzzzz - Sleeping"
2 - Charisma Cardz "3-2-1" (3 Papers, 2 Flowers & 1 Ribbon)
3 - Cute Card Thursday "Metallica" (Use metal on your creation)
PB Image coloured with pro markers
Basic Grey Papers
Flowers from The Glitter Garden
Brads, charm, ribbon and gems from my stash