Thursday, 29 April 2010

Charisma #17 - Girly with Flowers

Morning all!!

What a lovely sunny morning it is over here in Dubai...shame I am stuck in the house with Mr Moo...thankfully he is feeling better and his breathing has improved dramatically, so mummy will stop worrying now!!

So then....this week over at Charisma Cardz Challenges this week, the challenge is:

Girlie with Flowers

Here is what I have come up with!

I did want to put a a black & white pic in the frame but my photo printer has died a death, so this one will do for now. Its of my gorgeous little girl...only seems like yesterday she was this little...!!

I hope you get a chance to join us this week at the challenge as our prize this week is from Digistamp Boutique who has offered our winner 10, yes 10 images of their choice!! So what you waiting for? Pop on over and get crafting!!

Remember, I have 3 Magnolia Fairytale Stamps up for grabs in my blogcandy - click here to go to the post to enter.

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Wednesday, 28 April 2010


Morning all!

Well, what a morning its been...been up again all night with my little boy as he can't breathe coz he has a chest infection and asthma. I was sooo behind on an order for a new customer that I was rushing around this morning trying to finish it. Typically I left making a box for one of the cards as one of the last, I have never made one of these and it took 4 attempts before I was happy with will get to see the card on here soon.

Anyways, thought I would give you two pictures of my craft room today as due to the rush job of this order, the whole place is a a tip!! It's going to take a while to tidy this up!!
I'm off to have a nose at everyone else's place - have a great day everyone!! Remember, I have 3 Magnolia Fairytale Stamps up for grabs in my blogcandy - click here to go to the post to enter.

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Tuesday, 27 April 2010

Happy New Home Day!!

Morning all - hope you are having a lovely day?

Well, I got asked to make a new home card the other day - and you know what? I have NEVER made one before in my life!! Was told to make it modern and it was for a man, so this is what I came up with. I am definately going through a brown phase!!

Recipe: Bazzill card (brown and blue), DCWV retro prints paper, cricut expression, ribbon from stash

LOL for once I am not going to enter this into any comps....takes too long to find some LOL!

Thanks for stopping by!

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Thursday, 22 April 2010

Quotes at Charisma

'Ello everyone!

How you doing today? Can you believe that it's Thursday again? This year is flying by so quickly!

This week at Charisma the challenge is 'QUOTES' - so get your thinking caps on and get quoting!!!

Here is mine:

Recipe: Laura Ashlep paper and stickers, ribbon from stash, brads from Papermania, DCWV vellum quote

The quote reads: If I had a rose everytime I thought of you, I would walk through a garden forever - how gorgeous is that?!!

As you can see I have used some of my ever faithful handmade flowers - this time I used a different shape to create the petals of the larger flower. I quite like this one!! I am also finally using all my old papers etc, so I'm well chuffed!!

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

My Time to Craft #88 - Quick Quotes
La La Land #35 - Shabby Chic

Remember, I have 3 Magnolia Fairytale Stamps up for grabs in my blogcandy - click here to go to the post to enter.

Thanks for stopping by!

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Wednesday, 21 April 2010

Whats on My Work Desk!

Good morning!

Well, I have come across this Whats on Your Workdesk Wednesday - how fab is that? LOL I am sure loads of you already know about it but its new to me!!

As you can see, its a tad untidy....Erm, you can see my bug card that was on my previous post, got a plastic bag full of lace my mum bought over from the UK but I can't seem to find a way to use it!! Believe it or not, that huge white cupboard is not full of anything other than rubbish...think I may have to rectify that one. The little pic with the blue cars on my son made for me when he just turned 3 - love it!!

Gosh, I really need to tidy that don't I before I start to make the next card...there really isn't much room left on my desk LOL!!

Can't wait to see your desks today!! Thanks for stopping by!

Remember, I have 3 Magnolia Fairytale Stamps up for grabs in my blogcandy - click here to go to the post to enter.

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Tuesday, 20 April 2010

Loving them bugs!

Good evening everyone!

Hope you are keeping well on this lovely Tuesday!

Well, at the weekend I was taking one of my daughters birthday pressies out of its box and it had some plastic little strap thingies keeping the toy in place - now, the way it was being held in place was quite good and I thought that it would be a good way to attach accetate to a card for a pop up! Here is what I came up with:

Recipe: DCWV Spring stickers, white card from stash, DCWV Spring papers, accetate.

Wotcha think? I am quite pleased with how it came out but boy, can that accetate be sharp...!!

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

Pile it On #15 - All about Spring
Pennys Challenge - Anything Goes
YNS Challenge #14 - Stitching (mine is faux!)
Paperplay #15 - Stickers
One Stop Craft Challenge #76 - Thigns with Wings
Allsorts Challenge #48 - Stitching (mine is faux)

Remember, I have 3 Magnolia Fairytale Stamps up for grabs in my blogcandy - click here to go to the post to enter.

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Saturday, 17 April 2010

All you need is friends!

Evening all!!

Do you ever have one of those days, when you try to make a card but the harder you try, the less inspiration you feel? This is the third card I attempted to make today - I had to do a bit, then go and have a cuppa, then do a bit more, then do some washing etc etc....

I was routing around and came across the Curvy Card template I bought years ago - I have only ever made one other card with it, so thought it was about time to give it another go!

In the end I am quite happy with it - I am loving the colour. Normally I am a brown / black / white kinda person!! But I am determined to use my old stash up!! This was some DCWV Pocket full of Posies paper that I didn't even know I had!!

Recipe: DCWV Pocket full of Posies paper, Curvy Card Template, handmade flowers by me!
DCWV Friend Vellum quote, brads from stash, Cats Eye Ink for edges.

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

Pile it On #14 - Say it with words
Cuttlebug Bugspot - Bling (glitter & gems)
ABC Challenge - S - Sparkle (glitter & gems)
Pennys Challenges - Anything goes (yay!!)
Quixotic #21 - Heavy Metal (brads in centre of flowers & on quote)
YNS Challenge #14 - Stitching (faux stitching all around the card)
Cute Card Thursday #108 - Touchy Feely
Crafty Anns Challenge - Let the sun shine in
Rosie D's Challenge #68 - Blessings (I feel very blessed to have such wonderful friends)
Allsorts Challenge #48 - Stiches (faux stitches around the edges)
Sweet Stampin Challenge #22 - In Stitches (faux stitches around the edges)
Crafty Angels #30 - Favourite Things (my flowers!!)
Diecut Dreams #43 - Vintage with no Colouring
Sophisticat #29 - Its so Distressing (my flowers are distressed!)
Practical Scrappers - Glitter & bling
Meljens Designs #3 - 3D Element
Raise the Bar - Movie Mania (Steel Magnolias (flowers & movie about friendship!!)

Cor blimey, thats a few challenges isn't it? If I have gone against any of the challengers rules, please feel free to delete my entry.

Remember, I have 3 Magnolia Fairytale Stamps up for grabs in my blogcandy - click here to go to the post to enter.

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Thursday, 15 April 2010

Anniversary Candy - 3 Magnolia Fairytale Stamps!

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Well, I was thinking today that I wanted to do a blog candy for being here in Dubai for a year (hasn't the time flown?!), which also co-incides with my two year Blogversary. However, the actual date is when I will be moving house again, and going to UK for hols, so I needed to do it earlier!

I just wanted to say a huge thank you to everyone who visits me and takes the time to leave such lovely supportive comments. Each one makes me smile to receive it - people in craft land have got to be the nicest people around!!

I got my thinking hat on, and with a bit of help, (thanks
Rach), came up with a fab prize....

3 Magnolia Fairytale Stamps!!
The three I have to offer you is:

Fairytale - Fairy Tale TildaFairytale - Fairy Dust Tilda
Fairytale - Bubbling Tilda

Now I don't do stamping but oooh these look adoreable!!! (LOL if the winner wants to send me over some after they have won the prize, that would be nice LOL!!)

To be in with a chance to get your hands on these gorgeous stamps, all you have to do is:
  1. put a link to my candy on your blog (1 entry)
  2. become a follower (2nd entry) - please do a seperate comment with just saying 'follower'
  3. leave a comment on this post. (one comment for entering, 2nd comment if you have become a follower)
This candy will stay open until 10pm May 31st. Will post worldwide.

Good luck everyone and THANK YOU for visiting xxxxxxxx

Please note: these are currently on pre-order, and will be shipped to my friends house for safekeeping until the end of the candy, where she will send them any where in the world for me!

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Mono Mania!

Morning all

Yay, its challenge time over at Charisma - this week our challenge is:


I decided to go with purples, as, just like butterflies, its one of my favourite colours.

Recipe: chipboard butterfly from stash, ribbon from stash, gems from ebay, paper from Papermania 'Warm Tones', sentiment from stash

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

Friday Sketchers #97 - Sketch

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Tuesday, 13 April 2010

Flower Fever!

Hi everyone

Hope you are having a nice Tuesday? I have been having a lovely daughter is still off another week for her Easter hols, so we have been crafting together.

I am well into making my own flowers - definately think is a phase I am going through. I am trying various shapes to get the right 'petal' - think I have narrowed it down to two - one of them being the shapes that make up these flowers.

Have to say I rather love this card - I have had this paper for absolutely ages and never got around to using it, so as I have said on a previous post, I am no longer going to be buying any more papers until I have used up some of my unopened stash that I have had for years!

Here is today's offering:

Recipe: Laura Ashley paper, heart brads from Papermania,
pearls from Sally's Cards & Things,

DCWV Vellum Sentiment (love), ribbon from a box of chocolates, Martha Stewart 'Oak Leaf' punch

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

Pile it on #14 - Say it with Words - Yay, I suggested this on the PIO blog a few weeks ago (along with some other crafters) and they are doing it - YAY!!
Quixotic Challenge #20 - Spring - my flowers are very Spring!
Crafty Ann #12 - Let the sunshine in- Nice flowery, sunny card!
Allsorts #47 - Petals & Pearls - plenty of petals & pearls!
Our Creative Corner - Bows, yep done 2!
Crafty Angels #30 - Favourite Things - my fave things of the mo are my handmade flowers!!
Diecut Dreams #43 - Vintage with no colouring - well, I think this is vintage...!!
Moving Along with the Times #41 - Easel Card - done!
Crafty Cardmakers #18 - Challenge yourself - I am challenging myself to find the 'perfect' handmade flower type (and to use up all my old stash!)
Sophisticat Challenge #29 - So Distressing - my poor flowers look very distressed...and the edges of the papers!
Raise the Bar Challenge #13 - Lets Spring for it. - flowers - very Spring like!!

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Monday, 12 April 2010


Good morning everyone!

What a stunning morning it is over here in Dubai - its 9.30am and already 30 degrees....summer's coming...!!!

I have made yet another butterfly card...why I hear you ask. Well, butterflies always make me smile as when my daughter was little she could never say butterflies, she would always say flutterbies...hence why my blog is called Fluttabyz...everytime I see one it reminds me of my little baby girl.

I have sooooo many of these dew drop thingies in my craft room, that I was getting a bit bored looking at them, so thought I would do something different with them. I found a pic I liked of a butterfly and then started copying it on the card. Now, I am thinking I should have done a sketch line before I started sticking the drops down as I was going freehand and it looks a bit wobbly to me - but hey, its a learning curve!!

Recipe: white card, white & pink dew drops, ribbon from stash, sentiment from DCWV

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

  1. Cupcake challenge #86 - Childhood memories - 'flutterbies' one of my daughters earliest words.
  2. Flutter by Wednesday #104 - Sparkle - sparkle on my sentiment & dew drops.
  3. Pixie Dust Challenge 17 - Things with wings - my beautiful butterfly has wings!
  4. SSDS #35 - Birthdays - this is for my cousin's birthday!
  5. Our Creative Corner - Bows - done!
  6. Magical Crafts #12 - Animals - yep, done!
  7. Meljens Designs #2 - Girlie colours - pink, purple & white!

Thanks for stopping by - have a great day!

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Thursday, 8 April 2010

Feeling Thankful!!

Morning all!

Well, thats another week nearly over!! Am I the only one who thinks these weeks are just flying past? My mum always said that that was a sign of getting old...!!!

This week over at Charisma the challenge is 'THANK YOU' - nice and easy!!
I am loving doing these gift boxes, gonna make some smaller ones for my daughter to give to her friends as a thank you for her birthday gifts.

Recipe: double-sided 12x12 card, flowers cut with punch, gems from stash, brown paper from stash, altered tag from Dovecraft Male Tin.

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

  1. Cupcake Challenge #85 - Make your own flowers - I have used a flower punch.
  2. Lexis Creations #11 - Alter something - I have altered the tag.
  3. Tuesday Taggers - Give us a Tag - gift tag on the front! This is sponsored by the very talented Georgina.

  4. Cinspirations #55 - Green, Brown & Blue - yep, olive green, blue, brown
Thanks for stopping by!

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