Friday 31 August 2012

Candy WInner!

Hi everyone! 

Sorry for the delay in revealing my candy winner!!  I have moved and only just got internet back!!

So without you having to wait any longer - the winner is:


Please leave a comment for me on this post with your e-mail address and I will send you details about your prize!

If it is not claimed by Sunday night, I will redraw again.

Thanks to everyone who joined in!

Have a good weekend!

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Thursday 9 August 2012


Evening everyone! 

Sooooooo, how you all doing?  Probably better than everyone in my house as we have managed to catch a virus...niiiccceee.....!!!

My friend asked me to make a card for her bestie who is pregnant with triplets...all girls!!!  How cute is that?  Never done one for such a special reason!  I know the card is blank but that is because she wanted to do all the writing herself...who am I to argue?!  I haven't done an easel card in ages..was good to get back to doing it!

 Apologies for the pictures...I forgot to take one before I gave it to her so she rushed one to me before!!

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

Lexis Creations #71 - Sparkle & Shine - (glittery feet and gems)
Tuesday Throwdown #110 - Add moving part (mine is the tag which has to be moved out to read message)

Thank you so much for stopping by!  

Remember to check out my CANDY thats open for 2 more weeks - CLICK HERE

Also, I have started a new blog and I'm lonely....please go and stop by to follow me HERE

Thank you!

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Tuesday 24 July 2012


Hi everyone!!

Its about that time that I do a 


This is to celebrate me living in Dubai for 3 years - where oh where has the time gone?!

For one lucky person I have a
$20 gift voucher

Now, these images in this shop are gorgeous!!  So you can have fun chosing which ones to have!!

This candy is open to everyone, everywhere - but just 3 rules.
  1.  Become a follower of my NEW BLOGclick here to view
  2. Share a pic and a link about my candy on your blog.
  3. Enter your name and blog link below!

This candy will run until 24th August 2012, 10pm uk time.  I will announce the winner on the 25th August.

Thansk for your support over the years and Good Luck!!

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Friday 20 July 2012

Calling all stampers!!

Evening everyone!

I was wondering if you could help me!  You see, I want to do a candy on my blog to celebrate my 3 yr anniversary on moving to Dubai.  Now, I ALWAYS do stamps as my prize and this is where I am having a problem.

Can you tell me if there are any new stamps out in crafting?  Previously I have given away Magnolia stamps - are there new ones of these?? Or any others?

If you have a suggestions, if possible, can you leave me a link to them as I don't know what shops to buy these things in because Im not in the UK and I'm not a stamper!

Really really hope that you can help me!

Take care!

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Thursday 19 July 2012

Mmmmmm....what to do with this?

Hi everyone! 

I am currently trying to downsize my house as we are going to be moving to an apartment at the beach, so everything is getting sorted.  Imagine my delight this morning when I found some jewellery that I thought I had lost 3 years ago when we moved over here to Dubai?  Sooooo happy right now!!

Also, time for a craft project me thinks, now that I can acutally SEE my craft table!!  This is what I have to play with today...

 Sooooooo, decisions decisions on what I am going to be making....

Shall be back with my creation veryyyyy soon!!

Have a good day and thanks for stopping by!
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Tuesday 17 July 2012

Meet Snowy!

Wellll....since the kids are off school, I thought that we would play around with FIMO....had it in my 'to do' cupboard for ages so I got it out, dusted off the packet and let it see the light of day!!

Now, I haven't worked with clay since I made a higuldy-piguldy vase on the needless to say, my first attempt isn't perfect.  Have to say thought that I am in love with my first ever Fimo teddy!!

His name is Snowy and he is going to take pride of place on the dashboard of my car!!

So, what did you do today?

Thanks for popping by!

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Tuesday 8 May 2012

Top TIp Tuesday Time!

Hello everyone!

Long time no see!!  Hope you are keeping well.  I went back to England to see my family and have been ill so time has just flown past.

Before I get on with todays post, I just wanted to give a huge shout out to my DT at Top Tip Tuesday as they have really been amazing whilst I have been AWOL.  What would I have done without Carol and Samantha who have been doing all the posts etc.  Amazing team and wonderful DT - feel very lucky to work with them.

This weeks challenge over at Top Tip Tuesday is 


I {heart} this kind of challenge.  It was ideal for me to finally show you the card I made for my 6 year old son for his birthday!

I always find it so difficult doing a card for a man/boy - so since he is a HUGE Phineas and Ferb fan, I decided to make him a Perry the Platypus card!!  He absolutely adored it and its still up in his bedroom!!

I think it completely captures Perry quite well!!!  I was so chuffed when I found the exact colour that I needed for his skin colour!

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

Craft us Crazy #26 - Inspire Us - creating a card from a TV character??
Pile it On #19 - Fairytales, Fantasies and Daydreams - a cartoon character is fantasy???!!

 Thank you so much for taking the time of stopping by my blog.  Now, please go and join in our challenge at Top Tip Tuesday - Clean and Simple challenge!

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Saturday 25 February 2012



Hope everyone is having a better weekend than me...been the doctors this morning and I have broncitis and a throat infection...feel like a big pile of plop!!

Whilst I am sitting here, thought I would show you a birthday card I made this week.  I following the fabulous tutorial over at Top Tip Tuesday, where our Magical, Mystical and Fantasy challenge is still running for a few days.

 ***oOoooOOooooh, you know, as I was looking at challenges to put my card in, I came across someone who had basically taken an idea of one of my valentines cards and COPIED it!!  WTF is that all about?  Absolutely infuriates me.  I wouldn't mind if she had said where she got her idea from but to just COPY??  HIDEOUS.  I know she has seen my card as she regularly enters my challenge blog.  grrrrr.***

 I have had these papers and this 3D shaker dragon embellishment for years!!  Thought it was about time to use them!!

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

Tuesday Taggers - Anything with Accetate -the shaker has accetate on the front

 Thanks for stopping by!

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Wednesday 15 February 2012

Whooops I'm late!!


Whoooppsss, I'm late with my Top Tip Tuesday post!!  Aaaaaah!!

Soooooo, this week over at  Top Tip Tuesday we have a fabulous tutorial by our wonderful Elaine on how to make a 'Flap Opening Card' - its fab!  Is such an easy tutorial that even I used it!!

Our challenge this week is:

Mystical, Magical and Fantasy

Now what does that conjure up in your mind?  Can't wait to see your creations!!

Our sponsors this week are:

 My creation for this week (using Elaine's tutorial is):

Recipe: All Dovecraft 'Fantasy'

I have had these fairies for years...soooo love how this turned out, will use the others now!!

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

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you go and visit us at 
for our
Mystical, Magical and Fantasy challenge!

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Tuesday 7 February 2012

Who has Caught our Eye??

Hi everyone 

 Hows your day going?  Mine is not a good day...well, they say things happen in threes...been up all night with my little son, then our water pump broke and we now have a huge leak in our bathroom...LOL all in less than 24 hours...the repair man was meant to be here over 4 hours ago........grrrr!!

Anyway, enough of my moaning!!  Have you been over to Top Tip Tuesday to see if you 


 Go on, pop on over and take a look!!  There is still a week to go to enter into our 


I also thought I would do another one of my padded lavender hearts.  Yep, all handstitched by me..hopefully they will start to look better!!  Here it is:

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

 Thanks for stopping by!

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Sunday 5 February 2012

Last one...!!!

Evening! I am officially bored of making valentines cards...I 'hope' this is the last one!!

Nice and very easy.  I also loved the fact that I have finally used the shell heart that I have had since my jewellery making days about 20 years ago!!  LOL - I never chuck stuff out so that had to come with me to Dubai!!  Can you also see the little 'Love' sentiment in the corner - how cute!!

 I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

Thanks so much for stopping by.  Make sure you stop by
where we have a

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Wednesday 1 February 2012



Hows your day going?  Only one day till the weekend - thank goodness!!  Seriously can't wait for a lie in!
I wanted to make a valentines card for my hubby that wasn't red...I also finally got to use my Tim Holtz hearts love love it!!

Recipe: Tim Holtz Heart Wings die, metal letters I've had for years, glitter card, DVWV Once Upon a Time paper, some other paper I can't remember the name of!! Extra thick embossing powder

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

 City Crafter #94 - You've Got Mail - there is an envelope on the paper
The Hybrid Chick #11 - Punches / Dies
One Stop Craft Challenge #167 - Stitching (mine is faux)

Make sure you also go and stop by the
over at
Top Tip Tuesday

Thanks for stopping by!!!

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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 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:

Thank you so much for dropping by and I really hope that you pop by the 2 week
over at
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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!!

 Thanks for stopping by!!

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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..!! 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

 Thanks for stopping by!

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