Friday, 25 September 2009

Black and White Birthday


I have made this card for a new friend that I have met since moving to Dubai. Our hubbies work together and she is giving me cooking lessons as well as keeping me sane!!

Her house is all in white (so I have a heart attack whenever my two kids go to her house..!!). She loves black and white so hey ho, this is what I came up with.

  • fabric flowers from ebay
  • ribbon recycled from dress
  • pearls from Artymiss
  • sentiment done on a Dynamo machine (my new toy!)
Thank you to the very lovely Chris who explained to me how to do the ribbon like this!! Hope you like it!


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Thursday, 24 September 2009

Charisma Cardz Challenge # 38 - Getting Sporty

Morning crafters

Sorry I have been slow in uploading new cards this week - I have absolutely no idea where this week has gone. Kids been off school due to Eid holidays - makes the days fly by when they are at home.

Anyway, its another fab challenge from Charisma Cardz - this week our theme was chosen by the very lovely, and very talented Vee. Her theme is:


Here is my card:


  • Dovecraft 'Masculine' papers
  • brads from Hobbycraft
  • black labels from a label maker that I have forgotten the name off!!

You can make anything you like and our prize this week is fantastic!! Hop on over to have a nose!

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Sunday, 20 September 2009

How do you do those swirly watermark signatures?

Hi crafters

Hope you are all having a lovely weekend! For once I am actually having a days rest on a Sunday (our weekend is Friday & Saturday in UAE), but as it is Eid, everyone has a nice long public holiday!

Anyway, after doing a bit of blog hopping, I have noticed that so many of you have the gorgeous signature watermarks on your work and I was wondering if anyone could tell me how this is done? Now I am a completely and utter novice at computer programs so an idiots guide would be well appreciated - or does anyone know who does them that I could pay?

Thanks so much xxx

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Friday, 18 September 2009

Charisma Cardz Challenge # 37 - Flower Power


After months of me 'moving', I am finally back with the team at Charisma Cardz Challenge and its my week to set the challenge!

Therefore, I have chosen...


Now, you can make anything you like, but I would just like to see that the main focus on the card is flowers - simples!!

Here is my card:


  • Pink bazzil card from stash
  • large flowers from Poundland that I pulled apart
  • smaller flowers from ebay
  • gem brad from Papermania
Absolutely love this card, even though I don't 'do' pink!!

Hope to see you over at Charisma as we have the most fantastic prize this week..!!


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Sunday, 13 September 2009

Hello Kitty Cartridge!

Morning Peeps!

How are you all today on this bright and wonderful morning?

Just thought I would share with you a card I did using my new Hello Kitty cricut cartridge - I love this cartridge but haven't had a good chance to play with it yet.

Gone for simple here, think its quite cute!


  • Hello Kit cricut cartridge
  • bazzill card from stash
  • dew drops from ebay
Have a good day!!

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Friday, 11 September 2009 craft room!

Hi all

Firstly, can I just say a huge thank you to all of you lovely crafters that have given me fantastic ideas for storing my ribbon. I am planning on sorting them out next week so will put up a pic of my finished creation.

Now, onto my dream....a craft room. When I lived in the UK I used to have to make cards sitting on the side of my bed, and everything was stored in cardboard boxes, so I forgot about 80% of what I had. Then when we moved, I said it would be lovely if I could have a craft room. Hey ho, we chose a house that has a maids room that was an ideal size for a craft room yay!!

Here are some pics (only finished sorting it out like half an hour ago LOL!).

Now I know its not covered in pretty things yet but give me time!! I am just so chuffed to have a desk, and to have my stuff sorted so that I can easily get it!! Everything in the room is from Ikea - those metal filing cabinets were fantastic - just under 20pounds each. Glass jars for the buttons were a pound each and the little jars with dew drops in where 4 for 80p!!

Next challenge is doing the ribbon...!!

Have a fab weekend!

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Tuesday, 8 September 2009

Are you Divine??????? BLOG CANDY ALERT

Hey all!

Just thought I would pop on and tell you about a fantastic new blog that you should go on over and look at....they have got the most fantastic blog candy on offer...its Gorjuss....!!! Its available until the 2nd get on over and have a nose!


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Ribbon Storage SOS!!

Hi all

Was wondering if any of you fab crafty bloggers had any idea how to store loose ribbon? Since I am sorting out my craft room, I have loads of loose bits of ribbon, some very long, some short. Any idea how to store them?

I did think about putting them around a wooden peg but I can' t get them over here for some reason.

Any advice would be appreciated!

Hope you are all having a fab day!


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Monday, 7 September 2009

Good Luck Kiddies!!

Morning all

Feels like its been a whole day already...been up since 5.30am to get kids ready for school. Not used to this very early starting of school. 7.45am!! I used to live across the road from the school in the UK but now I am about a 10 min drive away (if no traffic, 1hr+ if traffic). Managed to get to the school at 7.15am so thank heavens for Air Con as its BOILING in Dubai today!

Anyway, here is a good luck card for all kiddies going back to school today. I hope you all have a fantastic day. Will post a pic of Elise in her new uniform later!


  • Papermania good luck embellishments
  • Ribbon from stash
  • white card from stash

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Sunday, 6 September 2009

Guest DT Call for Charisma

Howdy all

Just a quickie post today to let you all know that we are looking for 12, yes 12, Guest DT members for 2010 - one each month at Charisma Cardz Challenges.

If you meet the following criteria then please please they'd love to hear from you!

*You must be an active blogger between 3-5 posts a week
*Be avalible for the month 4 or 5 challenges depending on what month you are given
*Have high standards of colouring
*Be able to photograph your work
1. You'll be with us for a whole month!
2. You'll get freebies
3. You get to work with a bunch of lovely girls!

Now, places are starting to already fill up, so if you are interested, please can you e-mail us a bit about yourself, including your blog address so we can have a look at stuff you have done. If you have any favorite things you have made, and want to include pics of them in the email - feel free. Please e-mail to

I look forward to seeing all your talented peoples work!!


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Saturday, 5 September 2009

We are a challenge card..!!

Morning all

The weather here is scortching - just went to the bin and wowzers. Wonder how long it will take to get used to the weather?

Well, we have finally settled into the house, will post pics of it as soon as I tidy it all. The most important bit of info is that I HAVE A CRAFT ROOM!! YAY!! I am so happy as previously back in the UK, I used to have to sit on the edge of my bed to make cards so couldn't really get to anything as I had no storage. Today's task is to get it organised so I can take a pic to show you all!

I want to start participating on challenge blogs, so if anyone can advise me which ones I could do, that don't require stamping, please could you let me know? I have got some cute little stamps that I have never used, so can give it a go, but not sure I want to yet lol!

Right, I made this card for my brother in law who loves to go sailing. I saw a card similar to this either on a blog or a mag, if I remember which, I will let you know.


  • white card from Dovecraft
  • Blue ribbon from Ebay
  • Bazzill card from craft shop
  • Eyeletts free with something
Just seen that I can enter this card into the Allsorts Challenge blog challenge no #17
- fab!! Ooooh here's hoping I can start doing more challenges soon!!

Take care xxx

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Friday, 4 September 2009

Blog Candy WINNER!!

Hi crafters!

Thank you so very very much for the wonderful response I had to my blog candy. I was overwhelmed with your lovely comments and for the huge number of hits/followers I now have. I hope that you stay around!

Well, without much further ado - the lucky winner of the Gorjuss Girls stamps, chosen by is....









**** GERTRUDEFLO121 ****

I shall send you an email to get your address and get your stamps posted out, from the UK, as soon as possible.

Thank you all for your entries. Please make sure that you come back again soon as I will have another blog candy when I get 20,000 hits and it will be even better than this one!!

Big hugs

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Tuesday, 1 September 2009

My Blog Candy Giveaway - Gorjuss Girls Set 3!! NOW CLOSED

Hi all!

Well, to celebrate me moving to Dubai and the fact that I have had 5,000 visitors on my blog, I thought I would offer some very tasty candy!

Here it is!!

Yep, thats right, a whole set of Gorjuss Girls Set 3 stamps!!

Now, in order for you to get your lovely hands on this wonderful candy, all you have to do is:
  1. leave a comment on this post with a link from your blog telling people about my candy - this will get one entry.
  2. if you like my blog and want to become a follower coz you like what you see, then you will get a second entry into the candy.
I will keep this open until the 1st September and its open to anyone. These stamps are going to be sent from England, not Dubai.

This post will stay on stop until after the candy, so please scroll down for new posts.

Good luck to you all - I wish I could enter as I don't have these either!!

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