Sunday, October 28, 2012

A Blue Christmas...

I've always liked blue Christmas cards and decided on this design after purchasing these Marianne dies. 
An easel card with an added fold at the bottom and the sentiment is on a Labels Nestie die. I used a snowflake CB embossing folder and the papers are last years Anita's. I used loads of stickles to give a really frosty look and added a few pearls too. Sorry for the terrible pic I broke my daylight lamp : (

Yesterday I was at the Craft show in the SECC and had a great day, spent too much as usual but I got everything I was looking for and a few  I could have stayed all day.  Then in the evening I was at a 60th Birthday party  we had a great night but today I'm feeling shattered....thank goodness we got an extra hour in bed this morning I  really needed it.

Hopefully tomorrow I will have the day to myself and can have a play with my new stash.
Thanks for stopping by and also thanks for all the lovely comments recently I really appreciate them and love reading them.

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Fizzy Moon...that bear again !!!

Well here he is again.......... my all time favourite little bear from Fizzy Moon, I use him a for lot special Birthdays and everyone just loves him.
 This colour combo of pink and green is also one of my favourites. Paper is from my stash, I have used circle and oval nesties, Maranne heart die, Flower tree from Memory Box which I have and used as an accent on the side panels. Wild Orchid flowers, ribbon from my stash and the small heart charm is from Mei Flower.

I'm really looking forward to the weekend, I'm off to the SECC Craft show in Glasgow on Saturday with my two friends Elaine and Maureen. Hoping to get a new daylight bulb as I smashed my lamp the other night..
.Ooops : (  and I can't get a decent photo of my cards without it.
I'm sure I'll come back with a few other  "just can't live without" 

Thanks for you visit !

Challenges for this card

Charisma challenge Don't be Square

Time for a brand new challenge - and this week Team Gem say.....
Don't be Square!!

Our fabulous sponsors this week are...


Digistamp Boutique

Buy our digi stamps here...
We'd like to give a huge big welcome back to our monthly sponsor!
One Lucky winner will recieve Your Choice of SIX Digi's from Digistamp Boutique!

Now i'm sure you've all seen her fabulous work???!? NO?! Well head on over to her Digi shop! there's a digi for everything her work is fantastic and at such a low price too! Sally-Ann is very talented! go on! have a peek!!

Our second sponsor this week is our very own Team Gem DT member Jenni from...
Card Mad Fairy's Creations

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Jenni is offering one lucky winner the choice of 5 Digi's!! 
Head on over and check out her gorgeous work!!

I hope you can find some time to enter our challenge this week.

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Clean and Simple @ Charisma

Good morning everyone!

This week it's Team Carly's challenge which has been chosen by the lovely Caz!!!


As always we have some fantastic sponsors...

Prize One
Joanna Sheen
Joanna Sheen are generously offering a £10 voucher! wow!! Joanna Sheen's website also offer free p&p worldwide!! how cool is that!!!

Prize Two
 Meljens Designs are generously offering one winner 4 Digis of their choice!!

For my DT card I have used Memory Box and Go Kreate die cuts and Anita's Christmas paper from a few years back and I've added a little bling. Very simple and quick to make if you need a lot of Christmas cards.
Thanks for popping in today, I'm looking forward to seeing all your lovely CAS cards this week.

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Instead of a Sympathy card, something a little different

A colleague in my Husband's work lost her Uncle a few weeks ago and wanted something other than a Sympathy card to give to her Aunt just to let her know how much she loved her.
 I remembered seeing this verse online a while back and made this card and box. She was delighted with it and asked me to make another one for her Cousin.

It's such a lovely verse and could be used for many different occasions. The little box is actually a Wedding favor box but I liked the shape and decided to use it. You can buy them online in a variety of places.
I used Stampendous image Flower Fields,coloured with chalks. Flowers, lace and pearls from WOC, paper is Botanicals and the heart was cut on my Craft Robo. Charm and ribbon are from Mei Flower.
I would love to hear you views on this set and if you think it's a nice alternative to a Sympathy card as my customer did.


Wow!! This is one Candy surprise you won't want to miss. Bearly Mine Crafts have an awesome Candy giveaway ( see my sidebar) the Candy is open to everyone but you must be a UK resident to be entered for the Printer, just remember to put UK after your name. 

Sunday, October 14, 2012

Hubby's birthday card

Hi, I hope your having a lovely Sunday wherever you are. 
It's Hubby's birthday today and this is the card I made for him. I used my new fence die cut from Marianne Creatables, papers from Papermania Signature called Regency, Marianne corner, Raffia Lace, acouple of little garden charms and Nestie circle.
He's been doing rather a lot of work in the garden recently so I thought this image was just perfect. I'm not sure but I think it's from House Mouse, a friend gave me a few of them years ago.

That's it from me today, the family are coming over for dinner and my Son Matt has bought a large Pink French fancy  cake for his Dad , I think Niamh (2) is going to love it.

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Natalie's sketch for Charisma

Time for a brand new challenge - and this week Team Gem want to see your creations based on our Sketch

Our fabulous sponsors this week are...


The Stamping Boutique
The Stamping Boutique

The Stamping Boutique are offering 5 digis of the winners choice from their online boutique store Full of wonderful images! 


Redonkulous Designs are offering one lucky winner a free Digi from their store!!


A Mystery Crafty Surprise from Carly! 

As it's Team Gem this week I don't have a card for this sketch but I'm sure I will use it in the future.
Have fun !! 

Monday, October 08, 2012

LOTV Posy Trio.....

Hi, I thought I'd share this nice cheery card with you tonight.
 Papers are from Bearlymine and were free. The images are Posy Trio from LOTV and you can find them here I coloured them with Copics.
 I just fell in Love with these cute little bears when I saw
The Friendship Recipe is also LOTV and you can find that one here. Flowers and ribbon and the small butterfly charm are from my stash. I also used Oval and Circle Nesties, Cuttlebug Embossing folder and Sizzix Bigz die to cut the card shape. The butterfly border on the base of the card is actually a paper napkin ring, I saw these in our local Marshmallow shop( gift shop and Ice Cream parlour) and thought they would be quite nice on a card.

I haven't been entering many challenges of late but I found this Anything goes one below.

Thanks for popping in.


Thursday, October 04, 2012

Something Shiny @ Charisma

Good morning, I hope you are having a fab day. 
This week our challenge at Charisma is Badda Bing!! which means SOMETHING SHINY!
Our lovely sponsors this week are
Simon Says Stamp
Pink Cat Studio
If you're looking for some inspiration then pop over to the challenge blog and see team Carly's creations for you this week.

My card above is one of my Christmas cards for this year. It was made using a QVC Christmas bundle I think it was Kanban. As you can see it's a shaker card. I haven't made one of these in ages and I quite enjoyed making it. The holly die is Marianne Creatables and the snowflakes are from Sizzix.
I hope you can find some time to enter our challenge this week.
Thanks for popping in

Tuesday, October 02, 2012

Glad you're back...

Hi!,  this is just a quick post to share this little card I was asked to make for a guy who was off work for a long time with a serious illness and is now returning. His colleagues wanted to welcome him back and all they wanted was this sentiment. Plain and simple..........Obviously he's an office worker (like myself) and I thought this image from DSB was just perfect.The papers are a mixture of Melissa Frances and Anita's Christmas Blue pad from a few years back. I just added some paper twine, candy dotted with a copic marker,a few paper clips and a small computer.
I've had such a lazy night and I really should be getting on with card orders but I just wasn't in the mood for crafting this evening.....I just seem to be very tired all the time these days I think it's the thought of Winter looming ahead......I hate it !! I'm a summer person and love the sunshine and heat and this awful weather just depresses me.  Unfortunately there's not a lot I can do to change  so I'll just keep thinking about my next holiday in the sun : )
Thanks for popping in