Tuesday, 27 December 2011

ITS XMAS GNOME TIME!

Its my birthday today and can't believe I've decided to have a crafting morning.  Seren is with her daddy so making the most of my free time.  I'm off out with my friend after dinner to choose my birthday present so really looking forward to that:-)


I have made my next card for the Blog Hop challenge over on Christmas Challenges (with sketches) which ends on 29th December so had to get this in quick lol!



I have used my Norma Fickel gnome with tree image available from Whiff of Joy, coloured in with promarkers and added gold sakura glitter pen to the star.

All the dp used is a selection from Let It Snow Premium Paper Pad from Dovecraft.  I used my Martha Stewart snowflake edge punch, added Always Artichoke ribbon from Stampin Up, sentiment from craftworkcards pieced onto an oval punched out with my SU punch and square green gems from my stash.  The fancy circle was punched out with my Fiskars circle punch.




Monday, 26 December 2011

HAPPY BIRTHDAY SEREN!

Hope you all had a lovely Christmas.  I had a very different Christmas this year as after Seren had opened her presents at my house she was then collected by her daddy to spend Christmas with him and I visited my parents for dinner on my own.  It wasn't that quiet though as my 2 nephews and niece were also there lol!  


Tomorrow (27th) it is my birthday and I will spending it with my special friend who will be taking me shopping to buy something for my birthday as well as taking me out for a meal.  Thinking about that is already cheering me up from being on my own as I won't see her until Thursday.  I have her then all day Friday then half of Saturday as this year its her daddy's turn to have her New Years Eve.


Its Seren's 7th birthday on Sunday (New Years Day) and I am taking her out for her birthday tea. This is Seren on Christmas day with McGregor the Westie and the doll she's been driving me nuts for.




 I have made her card following the lovely sketch over on Friday Sketch Challenge.



I have used my new Lily of the Valley stamp called Summer 'Lovely Lilies', coloured her in with promarkers and sakura pink glitter pen then cut out with my oval nestie.  It has been pieced onto an oval scallop cut out from Regal Rose cardstock from Stampin Up.  The dp used is a selection from Best Creation Inc Once Upon A Time glitter papers.  Ribbon is Regal Rose from SU, flowers, brads and pink gems all from my stash and the sentiment was generated on my laptop.




Thursday, 15 December 2011

ANOTHER ME TO YOU

I've still got Christmas shopping to do but mainly only got to get more presents for Seren.  Its also her birthday on New Year's Day so have to decide what she has for Christmas and what she has for her Birthday.



Anyway back to my latest creation which is yet another Me To You creation.  I have used one of the lovely clear stamps from my Winter Wonderland set,  coloured in with promarkers and added Ice Crystal Stickles for detail.  

The dp used is a selection from the Me To You Winter Wonderland paper pack as is the ribbon which the bow has been tied using my bow easy.  Cardstock used is Pixie Pink from Stampin Up.  The sentiment is craftworkcards mounted onto an oval punched out with my SU oval punch and the pink dots are from my stash.

I have followed the lovely sketch over on sketchsaturday.




Monday, 12 December 2011

MAGICAL MONDAY - PINK AND SILVER

I can't believe this is our last challenge for 2011 over on Magical Monday Challenge.  We have a theme of Pink and Silver which is one of my favourite colour combinations.  I have also followed the lovely sketch over on christmaschallenges (with sketches).



For my creation I have used one of my stamps from Papilio called Fairy Snow which has been coloured in with promarkers and Stickles for detail.  The silver cardstock is from my stash as is the silver ribbon.  The pink dp is a selection from DCWV Rose Tinted Christmas and the sentiment is from craftworkcards mounted onto an oval punched out with my Stampin Up oval punch.

I do hope you will enter our last challenge of 2011 and take some time to visit the rest of the DT.



Tuesday, 6 December 2011

STARLIGHT TILDA

Gosh it has gone cold, I hate the icy/frosty mornings as have to walk Seren to school and I'm scared of falling over as if I do I know I will end up being off work with my back!!  This week is the start of Christmas pressure at Royal Mail but luckily I'm still only working part-time.


I thought I'd made enough cards to send out but as usual there is the odd one or two names I have missed so here is another one I have made using the lovely sketch over on Sketch Saturday.



I have used my winning stamp from Christmas Challenges (with Sketches) which I think is adorable and coloured her in with promarkers and Sakura glitter pen for details.  The dp I have used is a selection from craftworkcards called Jack Frost.  The cardstock is Baja Breeze from Stampin Up.  I used my Martha Stewart snowflake punch for the fancy edging and a MS snowflake punch for the snowflakes.  Ribbon is from my stash and bow tied with my bow-easy and the silver adhesive gems also from stash.  Sentiment also from craftworkcards mounted onto an oval punched out with my SU oval punch.



Wednesday, 30 November 2011

BEAR AND ROBIN!

I should be coming to the end of making my Christmas cards now as should have enough but won't do any harm to make extra just in case they are needed!!



I have followed the lovely sketch over on Christmas Challenges (with sketches) and used my Stampavie Bear and Robin clear stamp by Gillian Roberts.  I coloured in with promarkers and added Ice Stickles Crystal Ice for detail.

The dp used is a selection from Candy Cane Christmas from Stampin Up and the cardstock is Real Red also from SU.  The red adhesive gems are from my stash, sentiment from craftworkcards pieced onto an oval punched out with my SU oval punch and poinsettia from wildorchidcrafts.



ME TO YOU!

I am so pleased today is a much nicer day than yesterday as it was extremely windy and wet - we even had the most amazing rainbow ever which must be very rare at the end of November!!


I have taken a day off today to look after Seren as the teachers are taking industrial action so her school has had to be closed, so whilst I quickly post some creations I completed yesterday Seren is being occupied by the NickleodeonHD channel :-)



I have followed the lovely sketch over on Sketch n Stash to create the above cards for Seren's 2 teachers.  I couldn't resist any longer not buying the new Me To You Clear Stamp set called Winter Wonderland and chose these mini clear stamps from it to use.

I cut them out with my circular nestie and coloured them with promarkers.  The dp used is also from the Me To You range called Winter Wonderlandwhich I adore so much will have to purchase some more :-) For the cardstock I used Pixie Pink and Taken With Teal both from Stampin Up.  The ribbon is from the matching Me To You ribbon set also called Winter Wonderland and the bow tied with my bow-easy.  Roses are from wildorchidcrafts, adhesive gems from my stash and sentiment from craftworkcards pieced onto an oval cut out with my SU oval punch.

Monday, 28 November 2011

MAGICAL MONDAY - ITS A SKETCH!

I have had a lovely weekend which started on Friday night which I went out with my work colleagues and my friend for a few drinks and a curry for Christmas and then on Saturday evening I cooked a meal from the Marks and Spencer Dine in for Two range which was absolutely scrumptious.


Now onto our new challenge over on Magical Monday Challenge which is to follow a lovely sketch designed by our very own lovely Heidi.




I have used my lovely Magnolia stamp called Tilda Holding Wreath and coloured her in with my copics.  The cardstock used is Always Artichoke from Stampin Up and the dp is a selection from Basic Grey Wassail Paper Pad.  The sentiment is from LOTV pieced onto a scalloped circle punched out with my SU punch, lace trim from my stash as are the red adhesive gems.

I do hope you will pop over to see what the rest of the DT have created.





Wednesday, 23 November 2011

I WON!

After only finding the Christmas Challenges (with sketches) a few weeks ago this was only my second entry and I was randomly picked as their latest winner.  I am really pleased as havent won anything for a while.  I have won this lovely Magnolia stamp from Hobbystempels :-




Really looking forward to receiving it and having a play as not bought any Magnolia's for ages.



Tuesday, 22 November 2011

ICY ANGEL!

For some reason I have been enjoying making my Christmas Cards this year - just hope I will have enough to send out!  I have made my creation for the LOTV challenge which is For Someone Special and followed the lovely sketch over on Sweet Sketch Wednesday.



I couldn't resist buying this lovely image from LOTV which I coloured in promarkers and added stickles to her wings then cut out with my circular nestie.  The dp I have used is a selection from Papermania Mistletoe Kisses and the cardstock is Stampin Up Regal Rose as is the ribbon.  I used my scallop circle nestie and SU scallop oval punch for the fancy backings.  The snowflakes were punched out with my Martha Stewart punches and the pink shimmer gems are Papermania.  I generated the sentiment on my laptop.




Wednesday, 16 November 2011

CHRISTMAS HANGLAR

I haven't used my Hanglar stamps for a while and found this one out to make yet another Xmas Card.



I coloured her in with copics and added crystal ice Stickles to her hat trim.  The cardstock used is from Stampin Up called Ballet Blue and the dp is a selection from Dovecraft Winter Wonderland.  The snowflakes were punched out of white shimmer card with my Martha Stewart punch and the smaller blue snowflakes I used a punch from my late nan.  Sentiment from craftworkcards pieced onto a scallop oval using my SU punch, ribbon from my stash and silver adhesive bling also from my stash.  I have followed the lovely sketch over on this weeks Sketch Saturday.




Monday, 14 November 2011

MAGICAL MONDAY - Use your Scraps

I had a lovely weekend for a change.  Seren was with her daddy from Friday to Sunday so on Friday I went out with my friend for a lovely meal at a local pub then Saturday night I cooked a meal selected from the M&S dine in for two range with the same friend.  


Over on Magical Monday Challenge we have a new theme which is to use your scraps!  I also followed the lovely sketch over on Christmas Challenges.



The image I have used is one of the gnomes created by Norma Fickel for Whiff of Joy and coloured in with copics.  The dp scraps I have used are all from the same SU designer paper pack called.  The cardstock is Very Vanilla and Old Olive also from SU.  I used some ribbon I found in my stash which the bow was tied using my bow-easy.  Sentiment is craftworkcards mounted onto an oval cut out with my plain oval punch from SU.  Flowers were cut out of scrap cardstock with my Nellie Snellen Poinsietta punches which I added gold adhesive gems to the middles.  The green adhesive gems are from hobbycraft.




Tuesday, 8 November 2011

CHRISTMAS TILDA!

What a horrible week we seem to having looks like Autumn is well and truely here!!  A good excuse though to get cracking with some more Christmas cards I think lol!


I have followed the lovely sketch over on this weeks Sketch Saturday.



I have used one of my Christmas Tilda images and coloured her in with my copics.  The cardstock used is Real Red and the dp is from Candy Cane Christmas all from Stampin Up.
For the fancy edging I used my Die-namics Faux Crochet Border.  The sentiment is from craftworkcards mounted onto SU cardstock cut out with my SU oval punch.  Poinsiettta flowers are from wildorchidcrafts and square adhesive gems from my stash.




Saturday, 5 November 2011

ANOTHER XMAS CARD!!

Whilst browsing through some of my blogging friends blogs I came across a lovely challenge blog for Christmas cards called christmaschallenges and they all feature sketches so this is perfect for me as my mojo still hasn't returned!  I am also entering my card into the challenge over on ABC Christmas Challenge which has a theme of Vintage!



I have used one of my LOTV images (sorry don't know her name) and coloured her in with copics and added stickles.  I then cut her out with my circular nestie.  The dp I have used is a selection from my Basic Grey Wassail Paper Pad which sadly I have nearly finished and not sure if it is available anymore.  For the cardstock I have used Real Red from Stampin Up.  The ribbon was from my stash, sentiment is also LOTV which has been cut out using my SU oval punch and pieced onto a scallop oval cut out with a scallop punch also from SU, adhesive square gems from my stash and Poinsietta flower is from wildorchidcrafts.





Tuesday, 1 November 2011

CHRISTMAS DANCE!

I have actually found some time to create another Christmas card which I used the lovely sketch created by Bev over on this weeks LOTV Thursday Challenge .




I used the gorgeous Christmas Dance stamp available at LOTV, coloured her in with promarkers, sakura glitter pen and stickles.  I then cut her out with my circular nestie.  The dp used are all from Stampin Up called Candy Cane Christmas and the cardstock is also SU called Baja Breeze.  I used my SU border punch for the fancy edging and Blushing Bride Ribbon Stitched Poly and tied the bow using my bow-easy.  The sentiment is LOTV cut out with my SU circle punch.  I used adhesive pearls from my stash and flowers are Prima Daisy Dreams Snow.





Monday, 31 October 2011

MAGICAL MONDAY - Circles and Stripes

What a really quiet but boring week I have had of last.  Seren was on half term and went away with her daddy so I was left here on my own but thankfully I still had to go to work so at least the days went quicker.  Still didnt find time to craft though lol!


We had some amazing entries into our last challenge of Halloween over on Magical Monday  Challenge so don't forget to check to see if you are our winner.  Our next challenge has a theme of Circles and Stripes and I decided to create a Christmas card as I hadn't made as many as I had thought!!  We are kindly being sponsored by Crafty Purple Frog.





The image I have chosen to use is from Wild Rose Studio called Phoebe with Dove which I coloured in with my copics and added Sakura glitter pen to her wings and Stickles to the trim.  I then cut out with my circular nestie and pieced onto Real Red and Old Olive cardstock both from Stampin Up.  The dp is what I have purchased brand new from Papermania called Mistletoe Kisses and for a 12x12 pad was only £4.99.  Ribbon used is also Real Red from SU and the bow tied with my bow easy.  The sentiment was another new purchase which is from The Snowman range.  This was cut out with my Woodware circle punch and pieced onto a scallop circle punched out with my SU punch.  Flowers are from wildorchidcrafts and red adhesive gems from my stash.

The sketch I followed is from Sketch and Stash 




Monday, 17 October 2011

MAGICAL MONDAY - Halloween!

Can't believe its that time of year again as its nearly Halloween, the clocks change and the dark and cold nights are upon us!!


The theme over on Magical Monday Challenge is Halloween and we are being sponsored by High Hopes Stamps who are offering to the lucky winner 3 "Magical" rubber stamps.






I have used an Angel Bear Halloween stamp from High Hopes and coloured in with promarkers and black glitter on the wings.  The black cardstock is from Stampin Up called Basic Black.  The dp I have used was sent to me in a RAK so no idea what they are all called.  I used my Magnolia Halloween sentiment, stars from Hobbycraft and black adhesive pearls also from Hobbycraft.






I have followed the lovely sketch over on Sketch Saturday and also entering my creation into the challenge over on ABC Challenge which is B is for 'Boo'!!


Don't forget to take a peek at what the rest of the DT have created.


Monday, 3 October 2011

MAGICAL MONDAY - Use 3 punches

What an amazing last week we have had with the glorious sunshine - shame it can't be like this when its suppose to be during the proper summer lol!  It doesn't feel like October especially knowing that the kids will be breaking up soon for half term!!


Our challenge over on Magical Monday is to use 3 different punches and we are being sponsored by the lovely Lacey and her store Stamp and Create.



I have used my gorgeous Magnolia stamp with violin and coloured her in with promarkers and Sakura Clear Star gellyroll pen on her wings.  I cut her out with my plain circle nestie and pieced her onto a scalloped circle cut out of white shimmer card from my stash.  The dp are both from Magnolia called Under the Mistletoe and Vintage Christmas.  I used my Stampin Up border punch for the fancy edging.  The flowers were punched out of the same shimmer card and Regal Rose cardstock from Stampin Up using my Nellie Snellen Poinsettia punches, I added white flower brads from my stash.  The pink sentiment is from craftworkcards and is also pieced onto shimmer card punched out with my Woodware circle punch.  The pink pearls are from Hobbycraft and the white ribbon was from my stash of which the ribbon was tied used my bow-easy.

The sketch I have followed is from the first challenge over on Friday Sketch Challenge which I have just realised I am too late for :-(  and also is being entered into the first challenge over on ABC Challenge with is Anything Goes.  

Please pop over to see what the rest of the DT on Magical Monday have created.




Monday, 19 September 2011

MAGICAL MONDAY - Christmas in September

We had some great entries into our last challenge over on Magical Monday and I think probably the most so far!


Our theme for this next challenge is Christmas in September as I'm pretty sure we are all starting to make those Christmas cards as it'll soon be upon us lol!


The sponsor we have is Crafty Ribbons who will send the winner a lovely ribbon bundle.



I have used one of my new Christmas Sugar Nellie stamps called Titiania and coloured her in with promarkers, sakura pen on her wings and stickles.  The cardstock used is Old Olive and the designer paper is called Jolly Holiday both from Stampin Up.  The lace is from my stash as are the square adhesive gems.  Red roses are from wildorchid crafts.  The sketch I have followed is from the challenge over on Wild Orchid Challenge and has been rotated.



Wednesday, 14 September 2011

MY LITTLE BALLET GIRL!

I'd thought I would just do another quick post to show you Seren in her new ballet uniform.  



Apparently this is one of the ballet positions but as I'm not ballet trained I couldn't tell you what position she said it was!!




JUST MAGNOLIA - sketch

I can't remember when the last time was I entered the challenge over on Just Magnolia so thought as its a sketch this week and my mojo is non-existant at the moment thought I would give it a whirl!



I have used one of my sitting down Hanglar images as I think she is adorable, coloured her in with promarkers and cut out with my circular nestie.  The dp I have used is from Stampin Up called Lap of Luxury and the cardstock is also from SU called Pretty in Pink.

I used 2 pieces of ribbon from SU called Pretty In Pink and Concord Crush, adhesive pearls called Bling Bling and roses from wildorchidcrafts.


Monday, 5 September 2011

MAGICAL MONDAY - Anything Goes


Seren goes back to school tomorrow and she will be in Year 2 with a brand new teacher to the school so fingers crossed all goes well.  Just hoping Seren will get up when I tell her as she was on holiday in Barmouth with her daddy last week and I expect she has had a few late nights and lie ins lol!

Anyway back to the latest challenge over on Magical Monday which we have chosen Anything Goes and are being sponsored by Delicious Doodles who kindly gave the DT a choice of some beautiful images to play with.  


I chose the gorgeous Mushroom Fairy which as it is more like a sketch I decided not to add any colour to it and chose a colour theme of Black and White to match!


The dp I chose to use is from Stampin Up called Night and Day Designer Paper Series and the dp is black cardstock from my stash.  Black silk ribbon also from my stash and flowers punched out with my Woodware punches.  I added silver adhesive gems around the card for detail.  The sketch I followed was from the latest challenge over on Totally Gorjuss.

I do hope you will enter our challenge and visit the lovely DT and leave them some lovely comments also.


Tuesday, 30 August 2011

ALL ALONE!

I have had a lovely Bank Holiday weekend but its been very quiet!  Seren went away with her daddy to Barmouth and won't be back until Sunday.  It's always nice to have a break but after the two days she is normally away I feel so alone!!  Will be glad to be back at work Wednesday as hopefully the days will go by quicker as they seem to be dragging lol!  


Friday night I went for a lovely curry and a few drinks around Newport, Shropshire and spent  Bank Holiday Monday in the pub with a friend for a lovely meal and drink which I haven't done before on a Bank Holiday Monday and really enjoyed it as it did take my mind off Seren not being here.  


Also totally lost my mojo recently hence why there has been only my DT cards on my blog.  Just cant get motivated at the moment.  Think also its because my craft room has most of my clothes in bags in there as I am in the process of awaiting new bedroom furniture and only have my old bed in the bedroom.  Should be next week that it all arrives though :-)  Hopefully once I get my clothes moved out I can maybe get back to entering some challenges.

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