Tuesday, 31 January 2012

Top Tip Tuesday - Valentines!


So I guess that its time to start feeling the love.....yep, that's right, this week over at Top Tip Tuesday
the challenge is:


Now, you can interpret that however you want to!!

I adapted how I did my christmas wreath and made this....it is now hanging above my bed!!

The pictures really don't do this justice..the colour is such a rich red, looks velvety!!

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

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Monday, 30 January 2012

All Tied Up!

Evening all!! 

 How are you today?  I have been working on my website today...seriously, me and computers don't mix..!!!!

Anyway, since I have a broken christmas decoration that had hearts on it, and since its nearly Valentines Day, I thought why not make another card using one.

I love this card, its soooooooooooo simple!!!  LOL my husband may get lucky this year and actually get a card from me!!

Recipe: Twine from Daiso, heart from broken christmas decoration, card from stash

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

Cupcake #177 - Recycle - broken tree decoration
Pollycraft #125 - Favourite Things - has to be hearts, I {heart} them!!

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Sunday, 29 January 2012

I {heart} dots!

Hi everyone!

 How is your Sunday going?  I've just been to pick up the kids from school so yay, only another 4 before the weekend!!!

I don't know about you, but I seriously have problems doing male cards....I seriously have problems doing male valentines cards..!! So...you will get to see a couple of the new few days.

Here is today's offering:

Recipe: Dovecraft paper from years ago, twine from Daiso, heart from broken christmas decoration, Dynmo sentiment

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

Crafty Bloggers Network #10 - Distressing - I have distressed the edges
Deep Ocean #17 - Sparkle - Glitter on my heart
Card Makin Mamas - Something Old - The Dovecraft Paper

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Friday, 27 January 2012

Heart of Glass


 Hope you had a nice Friday!  My Fridays are always spent the same, trying to get the kids to do their homework and then errands...what an interesting life...!!!

Anyways, wanted to share with you a picture I did as I have loads and loads of the little glass dewdrop thingies!  Never know what to do with them, and I am a heart person, so this is what I came up with for mine and my husbands dressing room - what else is there to say to each other?!!

 Recipe: glass dew drops, glue gun, silver card, deep frame, rub on quote (all you need is love),

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

Crafty Boots - Inspired by a song title - Heart of Glass - Blondie
Cutie Pie #20 - Favourite Song  - Heart of Glass - Blondie

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Sunday, 22 January 2012

Giving Thanks...


Hope you are all having a lovely weekend.  I am so chuffed...why??? Because it RAINED!!! I mean big huge spots of rain!  Unfortunately it was in the night, but hey ho, I'm a happy lass!!  
I made this card below for a friend as a little thanks for doing something for me recently.  Never done holes in a card before but quite happy with how it worked out.  Also, I was soooooooooo pleased that I found my spellbinders butterfly die - I thought I had lost it!   Be ready to see many more cards in the future with this butterfly on it, I love it!

 Recipe: Prima Botanical card, Sizzix circle die, Spellbinders butterfly die, pearls from stash, Keiser Rub Ons, Embossing folder (for butterfly)

I would also like to enter it into the following challenges:
Crafty Anns #57 - Whats New - Prima Botanical card
Card Makin Mamas - Use something old - my butterfly Spellbinder die
2 Sisters Challenge #75 - Embossing - my butterfly is embossed

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Tuesday, 17 January 2012

Top Tip Tuesday Time!!


How you doing today?  I went to Zumba this morning and unfortunately I think I got slightly too into the dancing as I have done something to my back :o(  Can hardly move!!  LOL....at least not got another class until Thursday!
Well, its our second challenge of 2012 over at Top Tip Tuesday...this week our very lovely Lisa has given us two sketches to choose from.

Sketch 1: Layers
Sketch 2: Clean and Simple
with the following sponsors:
Stamp & Create
Stamp & Create
Karens Doodles
Karens Doodles
Sew Sweet
Sew Sweet

So, I decided to go with Sketch 2 - Clean and Simple:

Recipe: New buttons, cotton, purple ribbon and rub on

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

2 Sisters Challenge #74 - Use Metal - metal heart charm on top of balloon

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Monday, 16 January 2012

Swirls and Flowers

Morning everyone! 

How are you today?  Well, I have started exercising again today...cor blimey, everywhere on my body hurts lol!!! 
I made another little set of cards for another friend.  Simple flowers, stamping and embossing...now, as many of you know I am not a stamper at all...but liked that some of these swirls came out not completely inked, so when I embossed them they looks pretty cool!

 Recipe: swirls stamp, clear embossing powder, fabric flowers, little button, gems.

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

Little Darlings #15 - Favourite Colour - Purple, has to be purple!!

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Sunday, 15 January 2012

Little Set of Cards


What a gorgeous morning it is in Dubai today.  I have just been up on the Palm at Atlantis to pick up my sons birthday invitations and wowzers, the wind is blowing like you wouldn't believe.  Don't think I have ever seen the sea like this...

Isn't it gorgeous?!

Anyway, my friend asked me to make some little notelet cards for her daughter to send to her friends, so I just put this lot together. 

I would like to enter these into the following challenges

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Friday, 13 January 2012

Home is where the heart is..

Evening everyone! 

Cor blimey, I tell you, the weather over here in Dubai has gone nuts!  Today it was over 30 deg c...in January....thats just insane!!  I hope it cools down again soon, can't be doing with summer starting so early LOL!!
Made a quick new house card today...nice and simple seems to be the order of the day at the moment with me.  I can't make a fussy card anymore :o(

Recipe: rub-ons, wooden house (old christmas decoration), gold embossing powder, heart from recycled christmas card

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Wednesday, 11 January 2012

Feeling a bit Shabby!


Cor blimey, where is this week going?  Can't believe only one more day before the weekend - woohoooo!!
Thought I would make on of my ribbon rose cards today - haven't made one for ages.  Gonna give it to my mum for her birthday

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

If the Shoe Fits #98 - Use up stash - Papers I have had for ages!
One Stop #164 - Bingo - Distressing / Ribbon / Flowers
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Remember, you still have 6 days to enter in the Top Tip Tuesday
Anything Goes Challenge!
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WOYWW #136


 How you all doing today?  I thought I would join in with this weeks WOYWW #136 - I haven't done it for ages!!

Nothing exciting going on there is there really?!!  Just about to start on my DT card for Top Tip Tuesday for next week. 

LOL - I actually tided up my craft room this week...however, looking at this picture makes me realise that I should really be sorting out desk!

Hope you have a good day!!

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Tuesday, 10 January 2012

Caught our Eye - Half way through!


WOW - we are only half way through this weeks challenge and what an amazing turnout we have had so far!!  I guess you like our


There is still one week to go to enter the challenge, however, if you visit our blog, we have showcased the creation that has


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Remember, there is still a week to go of our ANYTHING GOES challenge - please click here
to take you to the current challenge to add your creation, which is open until Monday 16th January.
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Monday, 9 January 2012

Pretty in Pink


Well, what a chuffin day I have had....tried to make my own rub ons for a card and put the wrong accetate in my brand new printer....  Yep, I melted the accetate to the inside of the printer and now its fit for the bin.  I wouldn't mind, but only got it in November after begging husband to buy me a really good one for my cards....d'oh!!!
Therefore, tonights offering is not a card...its a little hanging I made for my daughters door, that she has decided has to go about her bed instead!

Again, I have handsewn them so they are not straight by any means, but at least I got to use some of my new cutie pink buttons!!

 I just noticed that I seriously need to change my watermark function...whooppps!!! Should be 2012!!!

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

 Hooked on Craft #15 - Try something new - have never done a garland like this before!

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