Tuesday, 30 March 2010

Something for teacher

Evening all!

Hope you are all having a nice week. Its my daughters last day in school tomorrow, so she wanted to give her teacher something for Easter. So we ended up with some Lindt chocs, but I didn't like the packaging so came up with this gift box - how cute is it?!

Also, getting into making my own flowers as where I am living now there is only 1 craft shop and is soooooooo expensive.

Recipe: 12x12 scrapbook paper that I have had for years, tag altered from a chipboard one I have
had for ages, sentiment done on computer, ribbon from stash.

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

  1. Cupcake Craft #84 - Spring/Easter/Chocolate- Easter with yummy eggs!
  2. Incy Wincy #36 - Sewing- faux stitching on the tag
  3. Papertake Weekly - Open
  4. Cute Card Thursday #105 - Dimensions - funky box!
  5. Paperplay Challenge #12 - Easter - Easter it is!!
  6. ECP Challenge #9 - Easter, cool!
  7. Fussy & Fancy #7 Easter - mmmm chocolate...!!
  8. Papercutz #34 - Easter with no rabbits/chicks, fab!
  9. CRAFT Challenge #42 - Easter, Yep, done!
  10. Digital Tuesday - #52 - Scrap It paper had for years, tag altered from a Dovecraft Male Tin one.
  11. Little Papershop - Colour Challenge- done!
  12. Allsorts Challenge #45 - Rags to Riches- as before, had paper for years, and tag altered from a Dovecraft one.
  13. Crafty Angels #28 - Easter- done
  14. Magical Crafts #11 - Easter/Spring - done Easter.

Also, make sure you enter into my blog candy which ends tomorrow!! You can find the post here.

Enjoy your evening!

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Saturday, 27 March 2010

My beautiful Princess has turned 6!!!

Wow - doesn't time fly? How is it possible that 6 years has flown by since I had my gorgeous little girl?!!

Here is the card I made for her, my first ever easel card! Glad to say that she absolutely loved it!!

Recipe: Basic Grey Euphoria stack, princess crown charm from ebay, Making Memories rub on letters, flowers handmade, gems from stash.

I would also like to enter this card into the following challenges:
  1. Magical Crafts #11 - Spring/Easter - Spring colours
  2. The Secret Crafter #76 - Pink, Green & Flowers - yep, got pink, green and plenty of flowers!
  3. Flutterby Wednesday #102 - Open (with butterfly/angel etc) - 3 cutie little butterflies.
  4. Pennys Challenges - Birthday - yep, for my princess!
  5. YNS Challenge #12 - Distressing - yep, on the large flower
  6. Cute Card Thursday #105 - Dimensions - easel card!
  7. Prairie Fairy - #12 - Easel Card - yep, my first ever one!!
  8. Fab N Funky #16 - Technique - inking edges - I lurve, lurve, lurve it!!

Hope you like it! Have a fabulous weekend!


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Thursday, 25 March 2010

Spring has Sprung!!

Morning all!!

Its Thursday which means another fab challenge over at Charisma Cardz! Todays challenge has been set by the very lovely Vee, who has chosen:


What a fab challenge!! We are also being sponsored this week by Digi Stamp Boutique, so we have some lovely images to play with this week.

As I am not any good at colouring in, I decided to print and cut out on different coloured paper, which I have now found out is called Paper Piecing - don't you just love it when you learn something new?!!

Here is my creation:

Recipe: DCWV Spring Matstack, Digi Stamp Boutique Sping Coco image, Martha Stewart border punch.

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

  1. Crafty Catz #24 - Spring
  2. Pile It On #11 - Furry Friends
  3. Incy Wincy Designs #35 - Easter / Spring
  4. Simon Says Stamp - Easter/Spring
  5. ECP Challenges #8 - Colour Challenge
  6. Fussy & Fancy #6 - Green
  7. Papersundaes #10 - Paper Piecing
  8. Frosted Designs - Think Spring
  9. Digital Tuesdays #51 - Happy Spring
  10. Allsorts #44 - Spring
  11. Crazy 4 Challenges - Spring
  12. The Secret Crafter - #75 - Spring
  13. Sketch Saturday #95 - Sketch
  14. Sweet Stampin #18 - Spring
  15. Crafty Angels #27 - Paper Piecing
  16. Magical Crafts #11 - Spring/Easter
Have a great day everyone!

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Tuesday, 23 March 2010


Hi all

Hopefully normal service shall resume now as I don't have any more kids in hospital / off school or visitors!!!!

I got these cute rub ons last week from my Aunty, and thought they would be lovely just to put on a card by themselves. I put some on paper to cut out for a bit of pattern...I quite like the simplicity of it to be honest!

Recipe: DCWV black & white matstack, rub ons (will get back with you with name!)

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
  1. Pennys Challenge - Another Birthday
  2. Cute Card Thursday #104 - Celebrate / birthdays/ Anniversary
  3. Frosted Designs - Think Spring (flower)
  4. Fab 'n' Funky #15 - Use something New
  5. Pollycraft Challenge #36 - Sparkly
Hope you are all having a nice week!

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Thursday, 18 March 2010

Charisma Cardz Challenge #11

Morning all!

Sorry been AWOL for a week, my aunty is over here so have been showing her the sights. Anyway, its my turn this week on Charisma to set the challenge. As its both my kiddies birthdays this week, I have chosen:


Interpret that any way that you want to - can't wait to see what you come up with. Here is the card that I have made for my son. He loves rockets as his daddy is a Spacecraft Engineer so we are always talking about rockets/space!!!

Enjoy the challenge!!


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Thursday, 11 March 2010

Beautiful Butterflies at Charisma!

Morning all

Wow, I don't know about you, but don't you think this year is flying by?? The very short little winter we have here in Dubai (temp goes down to just 15 deg c), is well and truely over...yesterday it was 36 degrees.....oooh its getting hot!!

Anyway, this week over at Charisma the very talented Carly has chosen the theme of

Beautiful Butterflies

I made my first canvas, its to go on my stall when I start selling cards as the Dubai Arte Souks and when its not being used there, it will be put up in my craft room!

Recipe: 12x12 paper, Basic Elements chipboard letters, Prima flowers & butterfly, glitter,
crown from Dinky Doodle Designs

I would also like to enter this into the following challenges:
  1. Pile it on #9 - One Colour - Brown & Gold
  2. Cupcake Craft Challenge #81 - Flower Power -Prima Flowers
  3. Ooh La La Creations #49 - Anything Goes - Fab
  4. A Spoonfull of Sugar #94 - Recycle Something - The glitter card leaves recycled from xmas card
  5. Crafty Creations #58 - Make your own Flowers - Little punched brown flowers
  6. Flutterby Wednesday #100 - Open week (must have something with wings) - My beautiful butterflies
  7. Lil Red Wagon #19 - Fabric - Petals on the big flowers are fabric
  8. SSDS # 30 - Open Week - great!
  9. Crafty Angels #25 - Butterflies - loads of butterflies on this
  10. Sophisticat Challenge #25 - Flourishes & Swirls - glittery swirls in the corner
  11. Magical Crafts #10 - Things with Wings - my lovely butterflies!
Also, we are having a DT Call at Charisma, as sadly, one of our super talented ladies is leaving in a few weeks. The DT call is open until 1st April, so click on the link above and apply - you will love being part of our team!

Have a lovely day!!

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Wednesday, 10 March 2010

Froggy Four!

Evenin' all!!

My daughter asked me today to make a card for her to give to her brother for his birthday next week - who was I to say no?

My gorgeous boy Harry loves animals and anything green....this is what I found in my stash!!

Recipe: DCWV papers & card, Express Yourself DIY frog, ribbon from stash.

I would also like to put this card into the following challenges:
  1. Kaboodle #26 - Happy Birthday - for my little boys birthday.
  2. My Time to Craft #82 - Kids Kardz - yep, kiddie.
  3. Ooh La La Creations #49 - Anything Goes - fab!
  4. Delightful Sketches - Kids Challenge - yep, kiddie card.
  5. SSDS - #30 - Open Week - fab again!
  6. Prairie Fairy Week 9 - Lucky Green - Green frog, green background.
  7. All Sorts Challenge #42 - Just for Men - for my little man.
  8. Sweet Stampin Challenge #16 - Something for a child - yay, done!
  9. Diecut Dreams #38 - No Flowers - fabulous!!
Take care

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Monday, 8 March 2010

Live Life to the Fullest

Happy Monday everyone!

I have been going through some of my stash, and I came across some absolutely gorgeous paper and rub ons that I got, cor blimey, I think back in 2009 sometime! Its so cute and girlie, that I had to make one of my ribbon flower cards. I lurve making these!!

Recipe: Creative Imaginations double sided paper and rub ons, ribbon from stash, buttons from stash

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

  1. Totally Papercrafts #6 - Mothers Day/Special Lady - Yep!
  2. Handfull of Stamps #18 - Let it Shine - the quotation is about letting your inner self shine!
  3. Simon Says - Mohters Day / Girlie - yep, very girlie
  4. Tuesday Taggers - Swirls & Curls Sponsored by Crafty Individuals this week.- Swirls on paper & stem of flower.
  5. Rosie D's #66 - Spring - this is very springy!
  6. Creative Craft #8 - Thanks a Bunch - Yep!
  7. Quixotic Paperie #16 - Leave it out - Leaves - leaf rub ons.
  8. Frosted Designs - Technique - my favourite 'technique' making ribbon flowers.
  9. Saturday Spotlight #21 - Hey Girlfriend - girlie card!
  10. Paper Play #10 - Just Because - definately covered here.
  11. SSDS #30 - Open Challenge - great!
  12. Crazy Challenge - Show me Anything - great!
  13. Prairie Fairy #9 - Some Green - green on the leaf, stem, and flower.
  14. Fussy & Fancy #5 - Movies - 'Mamma Mia' - for mums!
  15. S2G Papercrafting - Some Green - green on leaf, stem and flower.
  16. Cupcake Craft Challenge #81 - Flower Power - loads of flowers, best on being the Ribbon Flower!
  17. My Time to Craft #81 - Just for Mum - yep!
  18. Ooh La La Creations #49 - Anything Goes - fab!
  19. Papertake Weekly - Buttons, Bow, Brads & Bling - two buttons used in centre of flower & bows behind!
  20. Pixie Dust Studio #11 - 3D - this is definately 3D!
  21. Craft Challenge #40 - Mothers Day/Flowers - loads of flowers!
  22. Sophisticatchallenges #25 - Flourishes / Swirls - Swirly stems!
Hope you like my card!


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Sunday, 7 March 2010

Flutterby Butterfly...

Afternoon all!

Hope you are having a nice day!

I am really getting into this creating because I want to, not because I have to, so today I made a little butterfly card that can be used for anything, like a 'just because' for someone.

I think I may give it to my friend as she has been really supportive to me over the past few weeks with the kids having their surgery and bringing me food supplies!!

Recipe: DCWV paper and cardstock, K & Co butterfly & flowers, wire from stash, Papermania brads.

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

  1. The Pink Elephant #56 - Green - Green background , flower & leaves
  2. Cute Card Thursday 102 - Green - green background, flower & leaves
  3. S2G Papercrafting - Green - green background, flower & leaves
  4. Crafty Catz #22 - Shades of Green, shades of green on background, flower & leaves
  5. Prairie Fairy Week 9 - Lucky Green - hahaha, yep, used green
  6. Crazy Challenge - 'Show me Anything' - fab, this is my 'anything'!
  7. SSDS CHallenge #30 - Free Week - yay, love these kind of challenges
  8. Paper Play Challenges #10 - Just Because - this is for Kim, just coz she is a great friend.
  9. Satruday Spotlight #21 - Hey Girlfriend - yep, Kim is my 'girlfriend'
  10. Frosted Designs - Fave Technique - Distressing using a file on flower & paper edges
  11. Quixotic Challenges #16 - Leaves - cute green leaves on the 3d flower
  12. Creative Craft Challenges #8 - Thanks a bunch - yep, this is a just because thank you for Kim
  13. Pixie Dust Studio #11 - 3D Creation - my butterfly is 3D as its floating on wire
  14. Pollycraft Challenge #35 - Distressing - yep, on the flower edges
  15. Rosie & Dees Challenge #65 - Friendship - card for my friend Kim
  16. Tuesday Taggers - Swirls & Curls - my wire is all curly. They are sponsored by Crafty Individuals this week.
  17. Penny's Challenges - Going Green - green background, leaves, and flower
  18. Simon Says Stamp - Mother/Girlie - nice and girlie card.
  19. Handfull of Stamps #18 - Let it Shine - all the sparkly glitter on my card makes it feel shiny, and its a springtime card which makes me shine!
  20. Totally Papercrafts #6 - Mothers Day/Special Lady - This is for my special friend, Kim.
  21. Magical Crafts #10 - Things with Wings - Cutie little butterfly!

Hope you are all having a lovely weekend! I'm off to craft some more!


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Friday, 5 March 2010

Feeling a bit green...!!!

I've had a lovely crafting day today, its so nice just to make a card just because you feel like it, I haven't done that for a very long time. I followed the sketch at 2 Sketches 4 you, fab sketch ladies! Recipe: DCWC Spring Matstack, DCWV cardstock, button from stash, DYMO sentiment,
clover made from flower, ribbon from stash, scalloped edge Nestibilities, Cuttlebug

I would also like to enter this card into the following challenges:
  1. 2S4Y - Sketch 47 - done!
  2. Crafty Catz #22 - Shades of Green & St Patrick - loads of green on here
  3. Pile it On #8 - Lucky Me- Green & St Patricks Day
  4. Cupcake Craft Challenge #80 - Round & Round - Nestibilities in the middle are round
  5. Cuttlebug Spot 'Green New Black?' - Loads of green
  6. Lexi's Creations - Anything Goes - yay, another one!
  7. Pollycraft #35 - Distressing - edges of card are filed.
  8. The Pink Elephant #56 - Green - yep loads of green
  9. Papertake Weekly - Buttons, Bows, Brads & Bling - got a button on the middle!
  10. Crafty Creations #57 - One colour - yep, green!
  11. Pennys Challenges - St Patricks Day- Done!
  12. Cute Card Thursday #102 - Lucky Green- erm, yep, green!
  13. Pixie Dust Studio #11 - 3D- the clover 'pop's out.
  14. S2G Papercraft - Green - done!
  15. Fussy & Fancy #5 - Movies - Cloverfield
  16. Papercutz Challenge #31 - St Patricks Day - yay!! Done!
I'm getting into doing challenges!! Happy Friday everyone xxx

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Thursday, 4 March 2010

Charisma Cardz Challenge #9 - Fairies! (plus challenge entries)

Oooh do I love challenges like this!! Anything to do with Fairies always a winner with me lol!
Our very lovely Jan has given us the the fab challenge of FAIRIES. You can use 1 or 101 - make anything you like, as long as there is a fairy on it!!

I decided to make a toothfairy box for my daughter, as her first tooth fell out the other week and we had nothing to put it in!!

Recipe: Ikea white box, Fairy Do Crafts paper, flowers from ebay, glitter, Tinkerbell cut out, beads,
beaded bee from ebay, Fairy Do Crafts brad, little white flowers from LuLu!

This did start off as a plain white box from Ikea - have never altered anything like this before and am quite happy with how it turned out, although it completely changed from what I thought it would be!!

I would also like to submit this as an entry in the following challenges:
  1. Pile It On #8 - Lucky Me - I've used green!
  2. Cupcake Craft Challenge #80 - Round & Round - circle sentiment
  3. Lexis Creations #8 - Anything Goes - yay!!
  4. Pollycraft Challenge #35 - Distressing - edges of paper are distressed with nail file.
  5. The Pink Elephant #56 - Green - yep, loads of green!
  6. Papertake Weekly - Buttons, Bows, Brads & Bling - fairy brad, gems, glitter, beads!
  7. Spoonful of Sugar #93 - Beads - yep, beads on the flower stems.
  8. Crafty Creations #57 - One Colour - loads of green in different shades.
  9. Flutterby Wednesday #99 - Fairy or Butterfly - Tinkerbell, the best fairy in the world!
  10. Pennys Challenges - Going Green - erm...yep...green, got that!
  11. Quixoticpaperi #16 - Leaf it out! - little tiny leaves on the head of the flowers.
  12. Crafty Anns Challenge #9 - Try Something New - have never altered a box before, so thats new!
  13. ECP Challenge #7 - I've chosen STOREAGE IDEA - tooth box is keepsake storeage box for daughter!
  14. Fussy & Fancy #5 - Movies - Tinkerbell & the Lost Treasure (which I am watching right now!)
  15. Crazy 4 Challenges - Use 3 different textures - distressed edges, silk flowers, beading, glittered areas, twirled paper (for bees wings)
  16. Cute Card Thursday #102 - Lucky Green - yep, used green!
  17. Pixie Dust Studio #11 - 3d Creation - well, things pop out on mine, so thats 3d!
  18. Simon Says Stamp Mothers Day/Girly - this is definately girlie!
  19. C.R.A.F.T. Challenge #40 - Mothers Day / Flowers - I gotta lotta flowers on mine!
  20. Tuesday Taggers - Swirls & Curls - all my little flower stems are all curly!! They are sponsored by Crafty Individuals thi sweek.
  21. Housemouse Challenge #64 - Anything but a card - so my toothfairy box can go into this one!
  22. Dotties Wonderful World - Destress with some distressing - inked edges, torn edges
  23. SSDS Challenge #29 - Sparkle - Tinkerbell is sparkly and so are the pretty beads on the flowers!
  24. S2G Challenges - Green - its allllll green!

Cor blimey, thats quite a lot of challenges I have managed to use on this one!! Have a good day and I can't wait to see what you come up with for your creation!


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