Thursday, 30 December 2010

Last Christmas Card of 2010


So I am finally getting around to putting on my last christmas card of the year!!

This one was for my hubby.  I don't normally get the time to do a christmas card for him so he was well chuffed this year!!

I got some lovely stickers from Papermania when I was in Liverpool in the summer and only found them when I was puttng away my christms Hubby's card had to have them on!

I think that this colour scheme is lovely - may have to do them all like that next year!!

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:

Crazy Challenge #47 - Punch It - snowflakes
Fussy & Fancy - Snow

Well, thanks for stopping by!

Happy New Year!

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Wednesday, 29 December 2010

Top 10 Cards of 2010


Whoops was too late for the blog hop, but her are my top 10 cards anyway!

Now onto the tough choice of picking my favourite 10 of the year...

1.  I absolutely love this card and its simplicity...trying to figure out a way to do it kinda the same for this Valentines but with a 'slight' twist!

2. I could get a bit boring here and keep saying I love this card too...first time I tried to do my own flowers and I love using the curvy shaped card!

3.  This card I made for my daughters teacher, it was off my daughter and her friend, so I did a silver butterfly on the black flower to signify the teacher, and the two little black butterflies as my daughter & her friend leaving..!  Teacher loved it!

4.  My second ever easel card - love making these, don't make them enough to be honest!

5.  Funky dino card..I don't make many of them to be honest.need to get more into making mens/boys cards!

6.  I love doing these bow flowers, and the colours of this one is quite pretty I think!

7.  Now, this has got to be one of the quickest card I have ever made...and I quite like it!

8.  A funky birthday card for a trendy teenager - can't remember who makes this paper but its fab!!

9.  My first ever layered Christmas tree - love it!!

10.  Lastly, my favourite christmas card - clean and the ribbon like this, not done it before, think I will have to use it like this all the time!!

So, there you go!  Has to be the hardest top 10 ever!  Thank you for stopping by and I can't wait to look at everyone else's top 10!

Happy New Year!!

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Another tree..!!

Hello everyone!

Did you have a nice Christmas?  I can't believe how quickly it all went!  I did, however, manage to do a card for hubby and kids BEFORE christmas this year, which is a drastic improvement on current years...!!!

I loved making my other christmas tree so thought I would try it again in blues, which are my favourite christmas colours to be honest!


Recipe: all paper/material used are scraps, Making Memories sentiment, rub on letters and snowflakes, Paperpania snowflake brad, bells from ebay, gems from Hobbycraft

Will be back later with my last christmas card of 2010..thankfully!!

Enjoy your week and thanks for stopping by!

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Thursday, 23 December 2010

My fave Christmas far anyway!!

Morning everyone!

Ooh, isn't it getting all exciting now??  2 more sleeps to go...woohooo!!!  Feel much more christmassy now as I took the kids to see Aladdin at Panto yesterday followed by a visit to Santa - it was lovely!

Now, this card I made for my friend Natassa and her whole house is done in white - even her christmas tree and ornaments are white!!  So I thought I would add a splash of cool blue in there!

Recipe: Sizzix snowflake die, ribbon, Papermania snowflakes, star cut by hand, jewelled stem from Daiso, bells from stash, DCWV chipboard, Making Memories rub on

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:

Paper Sundaes #49 - Cut it Out - my star is cut out by hand
Lexis Creations #29 - Glitter & Pearls - glittery snowflakes and pearls on sentiment & corner
Anything Challenge #30 - Letter C - My 'C' is Christmas!
Cooking it up with Kate - Brads & Ribbons - brads in the centre of snowflakes..ribbon throught the card

Thank you for stopping by!

Merry Christmas xxxx

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Tuesday, 21 December 2010

Top Tip Tuesday #15 - Get Embellishing!

Morning everyone!!

How are you doing this christmas week?  I can't believe that I have done so many posts in one week LOL!!  Making all these Christmas cards is now definately helping me feel christmassy in this Dubai heat!

This week over at Top Tip Tuesday we have a 2 week challenge with FIVE fabulous prizes to be won!  Our tip is how to make apperture cards out of punches and the challenge is:


Which basically means that if you add anything to your card, like ribbon, brads, flowers etc, you can enter our challenge - as many times as you like!!

This card I made for my friend to give her husband.  We saw these fab metal 'love' tags and we both bought one to go on the cards for our husbands.  I love how it turned out!

snowflake stamp from Hobbycraft, 'Love' metal tag from Hallmark, Paper from (forgotten), Basic Grey chipboard, Rub On letters from Making Memories.

I would also like to enter this card into the following challenges:

Lil Red Wagon - Rub Ons - the name is done in rub on letters
Craft Your Days Away #10 - Punch it Out - my snowflakes are punches

Thank you for stopping by and Merry Christmas!!

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Monday, 20 December 2010

Not a Traditional Christmas Card

Good Morning everyone!

Ooooh, isn't it getting exciting that its sooooo near to Christmas?  Part of me is really sad that I won't be seeing any family this year, but this is the first time in my 10 years with my husband, including since having the kiddies, that we are spending Christmas just the 4 of us.  I am really looking forward to starting our own chirstmas traditions...its going to be lovely.

Speaking of traditions, I wanted to make a Christmas card that wasn't traditional!!  I decided on a star based one, however, I don't have any stars, so after a while of trying to get the shape right, I managed to kinda make one (don't look too close as it as the points aren't equal!!).

handmade star, rope from chocolates, brads from ebay, chipboard shapes from DCWV, ribbon & buttons from stash, glitter stars from Hobbycraft, Christmas tree from my friend, bell from choc bunny, Merry Christmas Rub On from PaperLane

Hope my friend likes it!!  All the bits on there I have had for years but never use..I just went in my embellishment tub and pulled everything out!!

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

Sentimental Sundays #34 - Inspired by a Song  - mine is 'Merry Christmas'
Lil Red Wagon #59 - Rub Ons  - my sentiment is a rub-on
Cooking It Up #42 - Ribbons & Brads  - flower is ribbon and gingerbread hubby & wife brad!
Crafty Catz #63 - Choose your own  - I've chosen No. 60 - Christmas

Thanks for stopping by and Merry Christmas!

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Sunday, 19 December 2010

Design Team Call at Top Tip Tuesday


Good morning everyone!  Hope you are having a lovely weekend!

Over at Top Tip Tuesday we are having a Design Team call - here are the details:

Would you like to part of the Top Tip Tuesday Team?  The requirements are:
  • Create one tip tutorial every 10-12 weeks.
  • Produce a creation based on the current challenge every other week.
  • Be able to post on your blog every week telling people about the current tip/challenge
In return you will get to work with a lovely bunch of ladies, be able to have some freebies from sponsors and learn loads from all the tips we get!!
If you are interested, please can you e-mail me at with:
  • a bit about yourself
  • your blog details
  • pictures of your favourite 3 creations
This DT call will remain open until the 1st January.
Merry Christmas!!

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Saturday, 18 December 2010

Feeling Christmassy!

Hi everyone!

How are you all doing?  I hope you are managing in the snow, it looks so bad on the news.  I have tried my best today to try to feel christmassy - finding it hard as its very warm here and of course, there are not many decorations in the shop.  

Therefore I popped my Santa hat on, started eating christmas cakes, watched The Grinch followed by making some Christmas cards for my friends children.  Whilst blog hopping I spotted someone had done a layered tree (for the life of me I can't find the blog now..if you know, or if I find it, I will post on here).  I thought it would be good to try and this is what I came up with...

Recipe: K&Co papers, sentiment from stash & printed, dew drops from ebay, ric rac from stash, glitter star from PaperLane, charm & beads from ebay

I would also like to enter this card into the following challenges:

Thank you for stopping by and Merry Christmas!!!

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Tuesday, 14 December 2010

Top Tip Tuesday #13 - Christmas Inspired Challenge

Hi everyone!

Sorry I have been so rubbish in putting stuff on the blog...I have been making 20 christmas pudding outfits for my sons class' christmas play.  Next time I must remember not to volunteer for stuff when I can't sew...!!

Anyway, its Tuesday, so that must mean only one thing....

This week we have a fabulous coaster gift box tutorial by Vee and the challenge is:


Here is my card:

Just a nice and simple one.  I love using charms on cards, however, I always forget normally!!!

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:

Thanks for stopping by & Merry Christmas!!

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Friday, 3 December 2010

Found some treasure!

Hello all!

Well, after moving into my new house at the beginning of September, I am finally proud to say that I have at last tidied up my craft room!!

The best thing is...I have found all these bags full of new goodies that I need to find somewhere for!! I daren't look into them until I had tided up, so this will be a fun task for later!!

Hope you are all keeping warm in the terrible weather.

Remember to stop by Top Tip Tuesday as this weeks challenge is an Anything Goes Challenge - hope to see you there!!

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Tuesday, 30 November 2010


Morning everyone!

What a great turn out we had last week over at Top Tip Tuesday - and lets hope this week is just as good!

This week we have no tip to share, however, we have a fabulous challenge, one that everyone likes...


Thats right, create anything and then join in with the challenge!!  You can enter as many times as you like.  

Also, if you would like to be a Guest Tipper - please let me know by leaving GT next to your entry/comment!

I had to make a birthday card for one of the little girls in my sons class who turned 4.  I thought I would put her name on it as you don't hear her name very often so I thought it would be nice...and she loved it!

LOL I suppose I now need to get on with making Christmas cards...haven't made any yet...!!!

Thanks for stopping by and hope to see you at Top Tip Tuesday - Anything Goes


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Tuesday, 16 November 2010

Top Tip Tuesday #10 - Buttons Galore!

Morning all!

We have got a fantastic tip for you today over at Top Tip Tuesday!  The challenge this week is:


You can use 1 or 101!!

Can't wait to see what you come up with!


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