Tuesday, 22 February 2011

Top Tip #23 - Inserts & Bling It On Challenge

Hi everyone

Bit late today in getting my post up - Last Minute Leanne I should be called!!

Anyway, this week we have a tutorial on doing inserts in your cards - I don't know about you, but I never decorate inside my card.  Maybe I need to start!  We also have 5 prizes to give away this week!

Anyway, this week on Top Tip Tuesday our challenge is 


So get adding bling onto your creations!!

This is my creation this week - a nice girlie birthday card.  I love doing these ribbon flowers!!

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

Lexis Creations #33 - Flowers
Simon Says Stamp - Make your own Embellishment
Incy Wincy Designs #81 - Use punches or dies - Sizzix swirls die
A Spoonful of Sugar #140 - Birthday Wishes

DYSU #7 - Dots - my pearls make dots in the corner!

Hope to see you at Top Tip Tuesday this week! 

Thanks for stopping by!

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Wednesday, 16 February 2011

Swirls & Flowers

Morning everyone

Well its a sunny but very chilly morning here in Dubai...the perfect day for crafting!  I am trying to get a stockpile of cards for my next card party in March.

This card is so nice and simple, that I love it!

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

The Crafty Pad #108 - Hearts (my brad has a heart on it)

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Tuesday, 15 February 2011

Top Tip Tuesday #22 - Sewing on Cards & 'All Stitched Up' Challenge

Morning everyone!

Yep, its Top Tip Tuesday again!  Don't these weeks just fly past!!

This week, we have an amazing tutorial for you, how to use a sewing machine on cards!  I for one, will be following that tutorial as I would love to know!

Our challenge this week is:


Put some real or faux stitching on your creation to enter!

We have two amazing sponsors this week:

3 images of your choice from Limited Runs

This weeks Featured Tipper is going to win an amazing prize from our new sponsor

celebrate handmade

who is offering our featured tipper an amazing book:

So, get sewing (with cotton or pen!), and get entering our fabulous Top Tip Tuesday challenge!

Hope to see you there!

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Monday, 14 February 2011

Happy Valentines Day!

Hi everyone

I hope you are having a lovely Valentines Day!  I am missing my hubby very much, he is thousands of miles away with work, he has been gone over a week and he still has 2 weeks to go :o(

Anyway, this card is for him - not that he will see it until he comes home!!

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

Pear Tree Designs #36 - Valentines Day
A Spoonful of Sugar #138 - See some love
Papertake Weekly - Hearts
Crafts & Me Challenge - Red
For Fun Challenges - Hearts

Dutch Dare #99 - Love is in the Air
Rainbow Lady #139 - All about Love
Crafty Challenge #17 - Love
Delicious Doodles #12 - Valetines Day
Card Makin Mamas #14 - Valentines
SSDS - Love is in the Air
Allsorts Challenge #90 - All about Sentiment
One Stop #118 Love is in the Air
Crazy 4 Challenges C4C74 - Hearts
2 Sisters #26 - Hearts

Thanks for stopping by!

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Tuesday, 8 February 2011

Top Tip Tuesday #20 - In the Frame!

Morning everyone!

Can you believe how quickly these weeks are going?  Its another fantastic Top Tip Tuesday day!

This week is another wonderful picture tutorial about doing images in a frame - amazing!  Therefore, this weeks challenge is:


As long as your image/centre piece has a border around it, you can enter the challenge - nice and easy!

We have some wonderful sponsors again this week with 3 fantastic prizes up for grabs. So why not pop on over to Top Tip Tuesday and join in?!

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Saturday, 5 February 2011

Hearts & Sparkles!

Evening everyone!

Hope you are having a nice Saturday.  I am bogged down with so many Valentine card orders, that I started making cards that I wasn't liking...so I took a step back from the orders and decided to make the kind of valentines card that I would like.  

I have also finally mastered how to make those bulky envelopes for cards that have embellishments on them.  I much prefer making these than making boxes!!  I am working my way through making templates for all the sized cards that I have.

I have never made a heart shaped easel card before and was quite surprised at how easy it was and trust me, if I can do it, ANYONE can do it!

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

Creative Inspirations #52 - Valentines/Love
Pile It On #5 - Punch It
Paper Sundaes #54 - Valentines
Bunny Zoes #8 - Love is in the Air
Die Cut Dreams #82 - Lots of Hearts & No Sentiment - LOL I hope I have done enough hearts...!!
Lexis Creations #32 - Valentines
Simon Says - Love is in the Air
Paper Issues - Valentines Day Party
Crafts & Me - Red
Raise the Bar #52 - Hearts
Phindys Place #41 - Embossing (Dry)
Card Makin Mamas #14 - Valentines
SSDS Challenge - Spots & Stripes - I have embossed spots and stripes on my hearts
Allsorts #89 - Love Love Love
Crazy 4 Challenges C4C73 - Valentines Card

Thank you so much for stopping by and have a great weekend!

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Friday, 4 February 2011

Feeling all Fluffy!

Evening all!

So, I found these fluffy hearts in my local supermarket and thought they were ideal for a Valentines card.  So chose a nice and simple design and voila - a straight forward card!

For a change I am not putting this in for a challenge....tooooo tired today!

Hope you all had a great day - thanks for stopping by!

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Wednesday, 2 February 2011


Hi everyone!

Well can you believe it - the sandstorm is STILL going on here - its terrible.  You go outside and get a mouthful of sand...hideous!!  However, its given me some great time to get crafting!

This is a card that I had 15 mins to knock up for my son to take to a party that I had forgotten about...I always like to put the childs name on a card, as I feel it makes it more special....especially when its an unusual name like this one!!

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

Tuesday Throwdown #34 - Sewing (mine is faux stitching down the side)

Thank you for stopping by!

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Tuesday, 1 February 2011

Top Tip Tuesday #20 Ribbons & Girlie Challenge

Hi everyone!

How are you today, on this wonderful Top Tip Tuesday  day?  We are currently having a sandstorm in Dubai - its very windy, and, er, sandy...!!!

This week at Top Tip Tuesday we have a fabulous tutorial done by Dawn using ribbons - its wonderful, go and check it out!

This weeks challenge is 


Nice and simpley hey?  Make anything with a girlie feel (doesn't have to be pink!) and join in our fabulous comp!

We have 3 fabulous sponsors this week offering the most amazing prizes - go and have a nose!
I decided to do girlie, with ribbon as the main focus.  I am definately going through a phase of doing my ribbons like this....!!

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

Kaboodle Doodles #52 - Monochromatic
Crafts & Me #22 - Monochrome
Paper Play Week 4 - Layer it Up
Allsorts #88 - Saving Nature - The ribbon is from a box of chocolates
Crazy 4 Challenges C4C72 - Vintage/Shabby Chic

Thanks for stopping by and really hope to see you at Top Tip Tuesday this week!

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