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Thursday, 30 September 2010

A Pumpkin and an Award

Hi, just a quick share today, and an apology,
Sorry if I haven't visited your blog in the last couple of days, my internet has been down.
Won't be able to visit much next week either as I will have limited access to my PC.
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Last weekend I went to paint a pot with Mackenzie, my friend Lou & her son George. We had a very therapuetic time, Lou & I painted a pumkin each, here's my attempt
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Mackenzie has painted a unicorn,
 please pop over to her BLOG & have a look she loves to recieve comments
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I have also recieved 
from my lovely blogging buddy Anna~Karin thanks so much.
Now I know there are rules to be followed, but as I've had this award in the past, I'd like to pass it to anyone who leaves me a comment' Hope thats ok!
Hugz

Saturday, 25 September 2010

ALLSORTS ~ Plain & Simple

Hello, It's time for another challenge over at
Thank you to those of you who took part in my challenge to use or more punches last week,
I loved visiting your blogs to see your fantastic creations!
The winner of the £10 voucher & My top 5 faves can be found over at the challenge blog,
sorry if I didn't pick you this time, it's always such a difficult task!
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This week it's Emma who has set the challenge and she would love to see
"Plain & Simple"
Well I think most of you know this would be a difficult one for me,
I so much love looking at simple cards, and envy those who can pull it off,
I did have to tell myself to stop and I must admit I do like my finished card & at least it would be suitable for a male card.
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I have used
SU ~
Woodware ~ Salutations
Brads from Stash
Tim Holtz ~ Walnut Stain Distress Ink
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Would also like to enter this for:
CARDS FOR MEN ~ TRANSPORT
Thanks for looking
Hugz

Tuesday, 21 September 2010

Oldie but a Goodie ~ Pink & Girly

Good morning one & all,
Well it's already time for our 2nd challenge over at
There were some stunning enties for Francesca's theme of
"New Beginnings" 
This week it's the turn of the lovely Lisa  
and she would love to see anything that's
"Pink & Girly"
The DT have come up with some beautiful creations,
so for some inspiration be sure to pop over and take a look!
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I have used:
Woodware ~ Mary & Friends
Martha Stewart ~ Pinking Scallop Border Punch
Retro Flowers  ~Small & Medium
Cricut ~ Number 2
Tim Holtz ~ Ditress Inks
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Thanks for looking and I hope you can join us.
Hugz

Saturday, 18 September 2010

Allsorts ~ 3 Punches

YAY, it's Saturday which means it's time for a new challenge at ALLSORTS
Firstly a massive thank you to those who took part in Brenda's theme "Colours of Autumn"
this proved a popular theme as there were many superb entries.
Don't forget to check if you were the winner of the lovely stamp set,
or if Brenda chose you as one of the top 5
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This week it's my turn to set the challenge & I would like to see...
"3 Punches"
I would like you to use at least 3 DIFFERENT punches.
This would also be the perfect opportunity to enter our sister challenge
as the theme there is also to use punches, so if you use a Penny Black image you can enter that too,
Obviously you can still use any image to enter the ALLSORTS weekly challenge.
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I have used
Mo Manning ~ Pssst...Dani & Taylor
Magnolia Papers
Martha Stewart Punch ~ Pinking Scallop
SU Punch ~ Jewellery Tag & Tiny Tag Stamps
Retro Flwer Punch ~ Small & Medium
E.LM Punch ~ Branch
Clear Stickles
Nestabilities ~ Classic ovals
Glimmer Mist ~ Pearl
Tim holtz ~ Distress Inks
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 I would like to enter the following challenges:
ABC ~ Distressing
Thanks for looking
Hugz

Wednesday, 15 September 2010

WOYWW #67 ~ First time for me.

Well, Happy Wednesday to one & all,
For many, many Wednesdays now I have been popping in on blogger's all over to have a nose at what is on their desks. I keep meaning to join in the fun & finally I have took the plunge!
Pop over to Julia's blog,
Bloggers everywhere are leaving snap shots of what their work desks look like on Wednesdays!
Here's mine!
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Admittedly there's not a lot of actual work going on!
I recently reorganised my craft room & do actually tidy up in between cards,
not sure how long this will last though LOL
There are a few papers left over, some glue & my water pot ~ for water-colouring.
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I hope to be an active participant and may even have some more stuff on it next week!
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Thanks for looking
Hugz

Monday, 13 September 2010

Meet Pinky ~ Mackenzie's new Flamingo

Hi, No card to share just a bit of a "funny" post tonight.
I've got a bit of a thing for Flamingos
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For those of you who don't already know the story why ~ Here goes...
When Mackenzie was small she used to call them Mummymingos, for a while we weren't sure why she called them this, until one day she explained that because my name was Fleur, she thought they were really called "Fleurmingos" & so she called "Mummymingos"
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We still call them Mummymingos ~ which I think is quite sweet.
I have a big pink flamingo in our garden & when I saw this sweet puppet in the toy shop I just knew I had to get it for Mackenzie's birthday
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Thanks for dropping by, Hugz

Saturday, 11 September 2010

Colours of Autumn @ ALLSORTS

A really quick post today as it's Mackenzie's birthday,
I've had kidney stones and at one point there was a risk of being admitted to hospital, but thankfully, fingers crossed I seem to be on the mend & can spend the day with Mackenzie
"Happy Birthday Kenz"
She's having her party at home, so hopefully it will be ok weather~wise
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Any way on to this weeks ALLSORTS challenge,
Firstly a big thank you to all of you who took part in Deb's challenge of
"New Beginnings"
Pop over to check out if you've won or one of the chosen top 5
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This week Brenda would like to see
"Colours of Autumn"
Well this is my absolute fave season.
I love all the warm, rusty colours!
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I have used
Magnolia ~ Tilda with small pumpkins
PaperArsty ~ Hot picks 1005
Catslife press ~ Sentiment
Tim Holtz ~ Distress inks
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Thanks for looking and don't forget to have a go at our monthly Penny Black challenge
 
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Hugz

Tuesday, 7 September 2010

A new Beginning at Oldie but a goodie.

Good morning everyone,
finally the day has arrived for our fabulous new challenge over at
You won't believe how nervous I was for this first challenge,
so I hope you like my card!
For our first theme Francesca has chosen
"NEW BEGINNINGS"
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 I have chosen to do a card for a wedding,
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I have used:
Sugar Nellie Stamp ~ Happily Ever After
Basic Grey ~ Cappella
Martha Stewart ~ Doily Edge Punch
Tim Holtz ~ Tattered Florals
Tim Koltz ~ Distress Inks & Crackle Paint
L.Em ~ Maidenhair Fern Punch
SU ~ Tiny Tags & Tiny Tag Punch (Mr & Mrs near flower)
Lace & Button from stash
Faux Stitching
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Thanks so much for looking.
Hugz



Monday, 6 September 2010

A few snippets

Happy Monday!
Hope you are all well & good,
Mackenzie went back to school today,
after initial nerves she was fine & only had time to blow me a kiss!
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I've also recieved another award
this time from the lovely Lisa
Thank you Lisa,
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I should send it to 7 of my favourite blogs,
BUT!
I'm going to cheat a little and offer it to anyone who leaves me a comment on this post.
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And last BUT by no means least
DON'T
forget tomorrow is the launch of our fabby new challenge
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We are going live at 8am.
So make sure you pop over and look at what our first challenge is!
I do hope you'll join us.
Thanks for looking
Hugz

Sunday, 5 September 2010

A few piccies to share

Hi, just wanted to share a few piccies from yesterday,
I haven't uploaded any of the actual wedding as I don't think it's fair,
so just a few pics of little family
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Thanks for looking
Hugz

Saturday, 4 September 2010

New Beginnings at ALLSORTS

Happy weekend everyone!
We've got a wedding to go to,so I hope the sun shines.
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Wow what beautiful creations there were for Helene's garden/park theme.
This week it's Deb's turn to set the challenge and she'd like to see
"NEW BEGINNINGS"
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Mackenzie goes back to school on Monday :-(
This is always a bittersweet moment, because although it's good to get back to some sort of routine I do so miss her when she's at school ~ I'm already welling up just writing this,
good job I've not done my make up yet LOL
I can't believe she's moving up to to Key Stage 2,
It doesn't seem 5 minute's since she was starting nursery!
So I've made her a card.
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I have used:
LOTV ~ Back to School Girl
Cats Life Press ~ Calendar
SU Punch ~ Spiral
Woodware Punch ~ Large Scallop Circle
Basic Grey ~ Kraft Paper
Su Stamp ~ Apple from "countryside set"
Tim Holtz ~ Distress inks
Small peice of dowel, sharpened and dipped in black Staze on for pencil
Rub ons, Staples, Paperclips, Ribbon, Buttons and Metal tag ~ All from stash
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Thanks for looking and remember we have a "PUNCHY" new challenge & extended DT call over at
PENNY BLACK AT ALLSORTS
I would also like to enter the following
Fussy & Fancy Friday ~ Back to school
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Hugz

Wednesday, 1 September 2010

Penny Black @ ALLSORTS ~ Punch Away

Well where does the time go?
I can't believe that we're already on our 3rd Challenge at
and what a fab challenge it is...
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But firstly I'd just like to say a huge thank you to everyone who entered last months challenge
WOW there were some AWESOME, glitzy cards
Remember to pop over to see if you are a lucky winner of one of the fab prizes.
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Well let's get onto this month's challenge
"Get Punchy"
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I've used
Penny Black - ATouch
October Afternoon ~ Thrift Shop
Tim Holtz ~ Distress Inks & Crackle Paint
SU ~ Cirlce Punches & 3 flower punch
MarthaStewart ~ Pinking Scallop
X Cut Dimensions Punch ~ 3D Butterfly
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Thanks for looking
Hugz