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Monday, 31 May 2010

Lazy dayz

Good Morning, hope you're enjoying the bank holiday,
as usual we've got typical bank holiday weather here, it can't make it's mind up!
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A quick card to share this morning as I'm off to hobbycraft to get some paper - a friend has given me an order for some bunting & a matching picture frame, she wants red, white and blue, and believe it or not I don't have any suitable paper at home !!!
Then I'm off for a quick mooch around my fave craft shop Sir Stampalot as I need some ez mount, I'm sure I'll come away with a bit more than that... though I will try to be good lol!!!
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I've made this card for a friends birthday, just love this image.
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Have used:
LOTV ~ Lazy days
Cosmo cricket ~ Earth love
Kelly Panici ~ Stitched borders
SU ~ Lovely as a tree & Circle punch
Hero Arts ~ It's your day
Nestabilities ~ Mega curved rectangles
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Thanks for looking, enjoy the rest of the day
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Hugz
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Saturday, 29 May 2010

Black, White + one other colour

Hi everyone.
Happy weekend to you all.
Thanks for taking part in Helene's challenge last week at ALLSORTS
There was, as usual, some stunning entries.
Pop over & check who's her top 5 faves!
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This week it's Deb's turn to decide & she would love to see - Black, White & one other colour.
The choice is yours!
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I have chosen green, mainly because a friend wanted a card for her daughter's 11th bithday - she loves green & anything with skulls on it! So I thought this would be ideal.
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I have used:
Gorjuss girl,
Kelly Panici - Stitches
Sizzix - skull,
Magnolia papers,
SU - tag punch,
Martha Stewart - Pinking scallop.
I added a few staples for a scrappy look.
As usual coloured with versacolor cubes!
The sentiment was made from a small alphabet stamp & punched out using the tag punch.
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Thanks for looking
Hugz
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Thursday, 27 May 2010

LOTV Super sweet candy

Pop over to LOTV to be in with a chance of winning this super candy

Hugz Fleur xXx

Monday, 24 May 2010

Princess Daisy

Hi, I'm back with another card for Squiggles
This time I have used a digi image - Princess Daisy, also available in rubber.
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I have used;
Princess Daisy,
K&Co paper,
Metalic card cut into a flower & scallop using the cricut & then sanded to remove some of the sheen,
Magnolia flower,
L-Em branch punch,
SU sentiment,
Pearls,
Water-coloured using versacolor.
Skirt is water-colored using Brilliance Galaxy Gold & is really shimmery, but won't show in pic.
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Don't forget you still have time to enter this month challenge & get the chance to win some fab goodies.
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Thanks for looking
Hugs
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Saturday, 22 May 2010

Allsorts is playing "tag"

Hello everyone and a happy Saturday to you all.
Thank you so much to all those who took part in last weeks blog hop, there was some great work.
Pop over to ALLSORTS to see if you were one of the lucky winners.
The winner of my Candy as chosen by random org is ...........
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Crafty Cat
Congratulations,
 Can you email me at darrenandfleur@aol.com hope you enjoy your stamps & flowers
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Thank you all so much for all of your lovely comments too.
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On to this weeks challenge and it's the turn of Helene, who would like to see tags,
Either in your project or altered.
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I have decided to alter a tag.
I have used:
Magnolia - Bridesmaid Tilda.
Hero Arts - Dandelion background.
Tim Holtz - Distress ink ~ Frayed burlap.
Tim Holtz - Alterations~Tattered florals.
L-Em - Branch punch.
Image water~coloured with Versacolor cubes.
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All items available from Sir Stampalot
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Thanks for stopping by, your comments are always appreciated.
Have a good day
Hugz
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Friday, 21 May 2010

Happy Birthday Allsorts!

This is a sticky post - please scroll down for any new posts.

good morning EvEryonE, as you may or not know it's ALLSORTS birthday .
i havE only bEEn with thEm a short whilE & i am Enjoying EvEry minutE.
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So thE apt thEmE for this wEEk is to makE a birthday card
hErE is minE.
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as way of cElEbration wE arE having a blog hop.
with Each mEmbEr of thE dt tEam offEring a prizE and thErE's also a prizE for thE ovErall winnEr.
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hopEfully you havE hoppEd ovEr from hElEnE
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 hErE's my prizE - a pErsonal immprEssions clEar stamp sEt (circlE tags) & prima E-linE flowErs (pink)   plEasE lEavE mE a commEnt, and add your namE to mr linky. thE winnEr will thEn bE chosEn by random org.
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 to havE a chancE of winning thE ovErall prizEyou nEEd to solvE a small puzzlE.
Each of thE mEmbErs will have an important lEttEr hiddEn amongst thEir post, gathEr thEsE up (thErE will bE 10 in total) and put thEm in thE corrEct ordEr to spEll out a 3 wordEd sEntancE oncE you havE thE answEr just Email brEnda at brenda@ibas.co.uk
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you now nEEd to hop ovEr to amanda to gEt hEr cluE.

PLEASE NOTE MR LINKY WILL CLOSE AT 6.00pm FRIDAY 21st MAY

Tuesday, 18 May 2010

A quick post.

Hello!
Hope all is good in blogland.
Just a quick post to show a card I made for a friend of Mackenzie's
The papers were from a pile given to me from Lou who's having a bit of a clear out. I think I need to be next, got far too much unused stash.!
These are not my normal colours - but I set myself a challenge to use something a bit brighter than my normal muted shades.
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Thanks for looking
Hugz
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Friday, 14 May 2010

Picnic with squirrell

Hello, everyone - It's Friday.
Hope you are all good & ready for the weekend.
If you're in the Peterborough area tomorrow (15th may)
be sure to pop into Sir Stampalot as the very talented Crafty Lou is doing one of very popular demo's.
Hope you can make it, they're always fun.
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Anyway on to my card, I have used "Picnic with squirrell" from Squiggle Stamps
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I have used a little bit of Kraft - which Jenny has set for their monthly challenge, be sure to have a go as the prize on offer is fab - click here for more details.
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I have also used:
Prima - flowers,
Kelly Pacini - border stitches,
Cosmos cricket - Earth love,
Button from stash.
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Thanks for looking.
Hugz
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Wednesday, 12 May 2010

A little birdy

Happy Wednesday everyone.
Hope all is well.
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Had a go at brayering for the first time after a quick lesson & loan of brayer from Lou.
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I added some staples to attach the die cut bird, but they looked out of place so I pulled them out only to be left with holes, so I added some thread - which looked even worse. So I ended up pulling the bird off and making another - so now I'm sort of happy with the end result!
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I have used:
Recycled brown folder - which I brayered with "big & juicy in spice"
Paper-Artsy - Song bird stamp set
Paper-Artsy Song bird die
Nestabilities - Labels 2
Woodware - Salutations
Twine & button from stash
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All items available from Sir Stampalot
Thanks for looking, have a good day
Hugz
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Saturday, 8 May 2010

Fairy gifts

Hello everyone, my second post for today.
This one is another card for SQUIGGLES
This image is Fenella - Fairy Gifts, She's available in rubber or digi.
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This months theme has been set by Jenny and she wants to see the use of Kraft
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I have used;
Fenella- Fairy gifts,
Inkadinkado - dotty swirl,
Matte buttons & brads,
Butterfly punch,
SU Sentiment & scallop punch,
Magnolia paper,
Kraft - from recycled file folder,
Image water-coloured with Versacolor cubes.
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Thanks for looking
Hugz
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Bee Happy

Hi, it's Saturday AGAIN!!!
Just can't believe we're nearly half way through the year.
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This week over at ALLSORTS it's the lovely Amanda who gets to pick a theme.
She's done a fab sketch for you to follow.
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Here's my take on it!
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I have used:
Whiff of Joy - Mr & Mrs Foxglove,
Cosmo cricket- Garden Variety,
Versacolor cubes,
Woodware - 6 petal punch
Beads from stash
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Pop over and join the fun.
Don't forget to see who Kirsten has picked for her top 5.
What fab animal creations!
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Thanks for looking
Hugz
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Sunday, 2 May 2010

Hey Dude's - I've got some news

Hi everyone,
Hope you've having a good weekend so far - well the rain managed to stay away from the Spalding Flower parade yesterday. There were one or two drops but we all managed to stay dry.
Had a great day with friends and the kids all had great fun!
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I have got some fab news to share, Tracy from Squiggle Stamps has asked me to be guest designer for the month of May!
How could I resist, they have a fab range of cute & whimsical stamps, available in both rubber & digi. Thanks Tracy I'm very honoured.
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Here is a card I've made using the cute "Hey Dude"
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I have used;
Hey dude - digi version.
Basic grey - origins (still a fave at the mo)
Nestabilies - Oval & cicrcles (for image & butttons)
Letters were printed off computer & cut in strips - idea borrowed from Kirsten
Image water-coloured with versacolor cubes.
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Thanks for looking
Hugz
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Saturday, 1 May 2010

Allsorts of animals

Good Morning
Can't believe it's already May.
It's the annual Tulip parade in Spalding today - so it's bound to rain at some point.
Still, I'm sure it'll be fun!
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Over at ALLSORTS this week the lovely Kirsten has chosen the theme of animals,
being a nation of animal lovers this should be a great challenge.
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I have made a door-hanger for Mackenzie.
I've had the hanger for sometime and thought this was the perfect opportunity to do something with it. She hasn't been riding for a while, but she still loves horses & the poor dog -Fletch, gets groomed, has his "hooves" picked and has to do jumps around the garden!!!
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At the minute I've only done the one side -
so you'll have to watch this space to see what I finally do with the other.
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I have used :
Horse-riding Tilda,
Magnolia - carved heart tree,
Magnolia - Bunting,
And the new Magnolia "mini" fairy - isn't she sweet!
The grass was cut on the cricut,
Images coloured in with versacolor cubes.
All available from Sir Stampalot
 the letters were cut from a great impressions stamp - kindy on loan from Lou - thanks!
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Don't forget to pop over to ALLSORTS to check out the DT work & to see who Emma has picked for her top 5
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Thanks for looking
Hugz

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