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Tuesday, 28 December 2010

A sketch ~ Oldie but a Goodie

Well, that went quick!!!
Hope you all had a fantastic Christmas.
Had a lovely time with nearest & dearest.
Mackenzie had some gorgeous presents from Santa, and thoroughly enjoyed every minute.
and I had some pennies to get some "much needed" crafty stash!!!
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Over at OLDIE but a GOODIE Francesca has set this fortnight's challenge
and she has given us a fab sketch.
Pop over to check out the details!
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I have used :
Stamping Bella ~ Missmatch Ketto
Magnolia papers
Catslife press ~ Sentiment
Tim Holzt ~ Distress inks
Pearls & buttons from stash
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Thanks for looking
Hugz

Thursday, 23 December 2010

Happy Christmas Everyone

Just a quick post tonight,
I'd like to wish everyone a very
Happy Christmas
Thank you to those who have become followers &
a big thank you to all of you who left me comments,
they really do matter & I appreciate each & everyone!
Moving on quickly, before I start to sound too soppy....LOL
I started to make a shaker card for Mackenzie, but then decided to turn it into a little decoration, it's the first time I've done one of these & it was fairly easy,
It's not perfect but Mac was impressed!
Thanks for looking
Warm Hugz

Saturday, 18 December 2010

ALLSORTS ~ Free & Easy, Anything Goes

It's time for another challenge over at ALLSORTS,
our last before Christmas
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Brenda has set a great challenge
FREE & EASY ~ ANYTHING GOES
It's also a 2 week challenge, so what great opportunity to either make that final Christmas card or to use any new stash you get for presents ~ the choice is entirely yours!
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I have made a a card for a friend who has just had a baby boy
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I have used
LOTV ~ Baby Blanket
October Afternoon ~ Thrift Shop
Nestabilities ~ Classic Ovals & Scalloped Ovals
SU ~ Word Window Punch & Short & Sweet Sentiments
Tim Holtz ~ Distress Inks
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Hope you all have a fantastic Christmas
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Thanks for looking
Hugz

Tuesday, 14 December 2010

Oldie but a Goodie ~ Your a Star

Good morning, I hope you are nearly sorted and ready for the big day,
Over at Oldie but a Goodie the lovely Clare want you to use a STAR on your project.
Remember you need to use a rubber stamp that is over 6 months old ~ NO DIGI'S
We are also looking for Guest Designers for January & February,
If you fancy joining us for a month, please put GD after your name when you enter your creation.
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I have used
Stampavie ~ Noel Shepherd
MME  ~ Paper
Nestabilites ~ Deckled Ovals
Sizzix ~ Primitive Star
Tim Holtz ~ Distress Inks
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I'd like to enter the following:
Thnaks for looking, I hope you'll join us
Hugz

Monday, 13 December 2010

Sparkle & Shine at Bunny Zoe's

Hi good morning everyone.
I am extremely honoured to be the guest designer for
the theme this month has been chosen by Debbie and is...
Sparkle & Shine
 This is the perfect opportunity for those last minute
Christmas cards & any New Year's cards you need to make
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I have used:
Magnolia Merry Little Christmas ~ Tilda & Edwin Dancing,
Bunny Zoe's online store has a great range of Magnolia stamps along with many other well known brands ~ Available here
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I have also used:
Marianne Designs ~ Pointsettia ~ available here
E.lm ~ Branch Punch
Cats Life Press ~ Sentiment
MME ~ Christmas
SU ~ Word Window Punch
Tim Holtz Distress Inks ~ Available here
Stickles, Silver Lace, Flat back gems & Glimmer mist.
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Thank you for looking
Hugz

Sunday, 12 December 2010

An Award from Carly

Where does the time go?
I received this award from the lovely Carly  a while back,
(23 Nov to be exact) and I am only just getting round to posting it!
pop over & take a look at her fab blog
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Thank you so much for thinking of me Carly, I'm honoured!
The rules state I need to tell you 8 things about myself BUT
for a change Mackenzie has asked me to tell you about her
  1. She loves Christmas
  2. Her favourite animals are horses
  3. She loves her pet dog, Fletch
  4. She wants One Direction to win the X Factor
  5. She wants to marry Harry Styles ~ from One Direction (she's 8!!!)
  6. She's a little bit crazy ~ in a good way
  7. She loves watching the saddle club & Scooby doo
  8. She loved you to pop over to her blog and say Hello

Another rule is that I need to pass the award onto another 8 bloggers,
I hope you don't mind, but there are so many gorgeous blogs that I cannot possibly pick just 8 so would like to pass it to anyone who pops by!
Hugz










Saturday, 11 December 2010

ALLSORTS ~ Last Minute Christmas

Morning bloggers, just a quick post this morning.
 The snow has gone from our area now ~ not sure how long for though!
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Thank you for your gorgeous entries last week,
Where Helene had chosen ~ Light up the night.
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This week at ALLSORTS the Lovely Debs has set the perfect challenge

Last Minute Christmas

I'm sure we've all got those last few cards to make!
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I have made 2 piles of cards for this challenge
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Hope you will join us
Hugz
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Saturday, 4 December 2010

ALLSORTS ~ Light up the night

Oooooh, Not long now!!!!
Thank you for the gorgeous entries for Amanda's Monochrome challenge.
Make sure you pop over to ALLSORTS to see if you're a winner or maybe
Amanda has chosen you as one of the top 5
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This week it's the turn of Helene, and she want you to
LIGHT UP THE NIGHT
She would like you to use a candle on you creation!

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I have used:
House Mouse ~ Fireplace set
Cosmo Cricket ~ Be Good
Tim Holtz Distress Inks
Red Ribbon
Wax Seal with a sprinkling of glitter (Scary moment)
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I'm off to Sir Stampalot now as they have there fab Xmas demo there,
get there if you can
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I'd like to enter the following:
Ellephantastic ~ Red & Green
Marks finest papers ~ Red & Green
Stamp Something ~ Christmas Colours
Thanks for looking
Hugz

Wednesday, 1 December 2010

Blossom Easel Card

Happy December to you all.
Hope you're all keeping warm and snug.
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Today it is my friend  Chris's birthday, so I made her an easel card, using the nestabilities ~ blossom
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Chris, Lou & I all met for coffee & a lovley girly chat!
I have used
LOTV ~ Rosie Posy
Hand dyed ribbon
Nestabilties ~ Blossom, layered up to look like a flower
Stickles
Charm, button, brad & spacer from stash
Tim Holtz Distress Inks.
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Thanks for looking

Tuesday, 30 November 2010

Oldie but a goodie ~ A Christmas Birthday

Thank you to those who entered Annie's glitter challenge,
There were some gorgeous sparkly entries!
Pop over to
to see if your the lucky winner, or maybe you were one of Annie's top 3
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This fortnight the lovely Liza wants to see a

CHRISTMAS BIRTHDAY

REMEMBER YOUR IMAGE MUST BE HAND~STAMPED & OVER 6 MONTHS OLD
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If your looking at this Nicola ~ don't let Holly see it, Hehe !!!!
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This card is made for Mackenzie's friend Holly, her birthday is coming up & she loves horses.
I have used
Magnolia ~ Tilda with horse
Stampin up ~ Lovely as a tree & Sentiment
Tim Holtz Distress Inks
I used stickles as a wash to do the sparkly sno ~but doesn't really show up!
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Mackenzie loved this so much, I made her a bookmark

I have entered the following challenges:

Thanks for looking
Hugz

Saturday, 27 November 2010

ALLSORTS ~ Monochrome

Hi, It's ALLSORTS time again!
Thank you for all the gorgeous entries for Kirsten's fab theme
Ribbon, Lace & Charm.
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This week the lovely Amanda wants to see
MONOCHROME
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I have chosen shades of brown,
 pop over to ALLSORTS and check out the rest of the DT's gorgeous projects
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I have used:
LOTV ~ Hanging around
Magnolia ~ Bare Branch
Nestabilites ~ Circles
Tim Holtz ~ Distress Inks
Leaf Punch
Basic Grey ~ Kraft
Garden Twine
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Thank you for stopping by
Hugz


Saturday, 20 November 2010

ALLSORTS ~ Recipe - Lace Ribbon & A Charm

It's Saturday & time for another challenge over at

Thanks to those who entered Emma's sketch challenge,
as always the entries were beautiful.
Pop over and check to see if you're a winner!
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This weeks challenge is set by our lovely Kirsten, and she want you to use
Ribbon, Lace & a Charm
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I have used:
Magnolia ~ Tilda with yule hat, Santa postmark
Inkadinkado ~ Snowflake Flourishes
Cosmo Cricket ~ Be good
Sizzix Swirl
Hand dyed ribbon ~ Denim Blue Glimmer mist
Stickles ~ Walnut stain & Antique linen
Sizzix snowflakes
A couple of small bells for my charm
Lace, pearl & small buttons from stash
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I'd like to enter the following:
Two Sisters ~ Snowflakes
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Thanks for popping by
Hugz


Tuesday, 16 November 2010

OLDIE but a GOODIE ~ Annie's Glittery challenge

Happy Tuesday to you all,
and welcome to another fortnight with
Thank you to all of you who took part in my
"Distressing"
There were some beautiful entries!
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Before I move on to this weeks challenge please can I remind you that
YOUR MAIN IMAGE MUST BE STAMPED ~
 USING A STAMP OLDER THAN 6 MONTHS!
AND
NO DIGI IMAGES PLEASE!
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Formalities over....
This weeks theme is set by the very talented Annie and she want to see some
"GLITTER"
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Now you all know by now that I love distressing,
After I took my pictures I put the card on the shelf in our hallway, when I went back in the card was on the floor, so I put it back! About half an hour later Mackenzie shouts
"Mum, Fletch is eating something"
when I prised open his mouth I found the sentiment, I hadn't even noticed it has gone missing!
Luckily the rest of the card was ok & he hadn't distressed it further!!!
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I have added glitter to the reindeer & Wee's hat and I have stickled all the edges
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I have used
Whiff of Joy ~ Wee & Reindeer
Cosmo Cricket ~ Be Good
Not sure of sentiment
Tim Holtz ~ Distress Inks
Tim Holtz ~ Stickles ~ Vintage Photo
SU ~ Border punch
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I'd like to enter the following:
Bah Humbug ~ Reindeer
Ladybugs craft ~ Christmas Sparkle
The Stamp Man ~ Christmas
Thanks for looking & I look forward to seeing your creations,
please pop over and check out the DT fab creations!
and don't forget to see who was chosen for the winner & top 3
Hugz




Saturday, 13 November 2010

ALLSORTS ~ Emma's Sketch

Good Morning,
Thanks to all of you who entered my challenge last week
"Twas the night before Christmas" 
There were some lovely entries.
pop over to ALLSORTS to see if you won the prize from Digi Stamp Boutique,
 or if I picked you as my one of my top 5
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This week there is a fab sketch from the lovely Emma,
Our Sponsors are Sir Stampalot
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I have used
House Mouse ~
MME ~ Christmas Paper
Marianne ~ Poinsettia
Puff White ~ For marshmallows
SU ~ Word Window Punch & Short & Sweet Sentiment
Brads & Pearls ~ Form Stash
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Thanks for stopping by, your comments are always appreciated
Hugz

Wednesday, 10 November 2010

A couple of awards

Hi everyone, a quick late night post,
I have been lucky enough to receive a couple of awards recently,
It's always an honour & so lovely to when people think of me to pass an award on to!
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Firstly from Sam (sorry it took so long to post!)
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and this one from Dora
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Please pop over to them both & say hello,
 They have gorgeous blogs and are both very lovely ladies!
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Right, now the rules are the same for both awards, so I'll just do everything once!
Firstly I need to pick 5 lovely blogs.....
Well, I know it's cheating but I love all the blogs I follow, all have their own style and so much inspiration.
So I cannot pick anyone individually,
so I'd like to pass it on to anyone who pops by and leaves a comment on this post!
Hope this ok!!!!
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Next I have to list 3 things about myself that make me different
  1. I'm ashamed to say I can't swim!!!
  2. USED to think "who on earth would want to do card~making"
  3. I used to test cement  for the steel industry, and was, at one point, the only female on a worksite of about 80 men!!!!
To take this award you need to follow the instructions here

Thanks for looking
Hugz



Saturday, 6 November 2010

ALLSORTS ~ Twas The Night Before Christmas

Morning Bloggers!
Hope you are all good.
It's time for another challenge, Thanks to everyone who took part in Brenda's Gold & Cream theme!
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This week at ALLSORTS it's my turn to pick a theme & I would love you to take inspiration from the poem

TWAS THE NIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS

Every year, on Christmas eve, I read this with Mackenzie,
 it's such a sweet, lovley poem & one definitly one of our favourites!
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Pop over to the challenge blog to take a peek at the scrummy work from my lovely teamies.
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I can't believe the number of pictures I took to try to get the true colours of this card, everyone I took looked washed out & "PINK" in the end I took this set in the light tent ~ not great, but so far the best!
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I have used
Joanne Sheene ~ Fireplace
Inkadinkado ~ Snowflake Flourishes
Cosmo Cricket ~ Be Good
Sizzix ~ Snowflakes
Tim Holtz ~ Distress Inks, Stickles & Distress Paint
I have added a bit of sparkle to the embers!
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Thanks for looking
Hugz

Friday, 5 November 2010

Happy Birthday Nicola,

Hi today it's my friend Nicola's birthday,
I have made her this card, I hope she likes it!
I know she's a big fan of The Greeting Farm,
 but I think she usually goes for the cutey ones, like 
"Hope & Grace" or "Oliver & Amelia"
but I think "Madelynn" is great for birthdays this time of year.
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I have used
The Greeting Farm ~ Madelynn
Cats Life Press ~ Sentiment
Kelly Panici ~ Stitched Borders
Hand Dyed Ribbon
Tim Holtz ~ Distress Inks
Buttons & Thread From Stash
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Thanks for looking
HUGZ

Wednesday, 3 November 2010

Just a Quickie!

Happy Wednesday Bloggers!
Just a quick post, as I'm off out!
Made a quick card yesterday, quite a simple one,
as it didn't require any colouring in.
Still got my hands all inked up though!
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I have used
Paper Artsy ~ Stamp
SU ~ Sentiment & Word Window Punch
Basic Grey ~ Capella
Retro Flower Punch
Glimmer Mist ~ Haunted Shadow
Tim Holtz ~ Frayed Burlap & Walnut Stain
Kelly Panicci ~ Stitched Border
Brads From Stash
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I'd like to enter :
Basic Grey ~ Sketch
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Thanks for looking
Hugz

Tuesday, 2 November 2010

Oldie but a Goodie ~ Distressing

Hi, it's my turn to pick the theme at
Well you all know how much I love distressing my cards ~ or as Mackenzie kindly puts it "destroying"
so what else could I ask of you ~  I would love to see some distressed creations
Pop over to the challenge blog to check out the rules.
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I made this card for my friend Lou, who's birthday was a short while ago.
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I have used:
Magnolia ~ Tilda with Wooden Broom
Catslife press ~ Autumn Sentient
Martha Stewart ~ Branch Edge Punch
Leaf Punch
Tim Holtz ~ Distress Inks
Charm from Stash
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Thanks for looking & I hope you can join us this fortnight
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Hugz

Monday, 1 November 2010

Halloween

Just a quick post to share a few pics of Mackenzie & Me.
I used to be a bit of a goth ~ so I loved the excuse LOL
I think Mac looks too pretty to be Dracula's bride ~ No amount of persuasion would she allow me to add some fake blood to make her a bit more scary.
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Thanks for looking