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Saturday, 30 April 2011

BASIC GREY ~ Be Charming

I'm back with my Basic Grey  DT card,
This fornight we'd like you to....

BE CHARMING

Please add a charm to any project, and let us know which
Basic Grey product you have used!
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I have used :
Basic Grey ~ Hello Luscious
Sarah Kay ~ Fleur gathering flowers with Manon 
(another gorgeous birthday pressie, this time from my friend Lou)
 Marianne ~ Leaves
Retro flower punches
Small butterfly punch
Flat back pearls
Tim Holtz ~ Distress inks
Charm ~ Ebay
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I have entered the following:
Please scroll down to see my Allsorts DT card
Thanks for looking ~ We're off out, now with friends, to watch the annual Spalding tulip parade,
Hope it stays dry!
Hope you have a fab weekend.
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BIG HUGZ



ALLSORTS ~ Oriental

Good Morning, hope you enjoyed the Royal wedding.
I loved the car at the end ~ it was fab.
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This week at ALLSORTS Amanda would like to see

ORIENTAL

I really don't have much oriental stash, 
but I adore dragonflies and got a gorgeous set for my birthday from my friend Nicola
  and it included several dragonflies and a waterlily, 
 which I thought was perfect for the theme!
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I have used:
Prickly pear ~ Dragonflies (Sir Stampalot)
K&co paper
SU ~ Old Olive card stock
Nestabilities ~ Ovals & Scallop Ovals
Flat back pearls
Tim Holtz ~ Distess inks
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ALLSORTS is coming up to it's 2nd birthday & 
we'll be holding a blog hop
 Please help spread the word by adding this pic to your sidebar
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Will be back later with my BASIC GREY DT Card
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Thanks for looking
HUGZ

Thursday, 28 April 2011

CHARISMA CARDZ ~ GDT~April showers/May flowers

Morning everyone,
Hope you are ready for tomorrow's Royal wedding,
I'm going to watch it on the telly with Mackenzie, she's quite looking forward to it!
Later on I'll be celerbrating at my friend Fritha's
wedding reception. It will be much less formal, but equally as important lol.
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Moving onto my card, It's my final week as guest designer at

I've really enjoyed my month with them, 
Thanks for having me girls!
This week they want to see.....
APRIL SHOWERS/MAY FLOWERS
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I have used
Stamping Bella ~ Shower bugg
Go Kreate ~ Card die
Cuttlebug folder ~ Bird call
Doohickey ~ Dragonfly
MME ~ Paper
Marianne creatables ~Leaves
Tim Holtz ~ Distress inks
Flowers & pearls ~ from stash
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Thanks for looking

Tuesday, 26 April 2011

A SPOON FULL OF SUGAR - A Right Royal Knees Up!

Hello, hope you all had a fantastic Easter weekend,
The weather was truly gorgeous.
Mackenzie gone back to school & Darren's gone back to work today ~ Already missing them!
So it's just me and Fletch, 
At least it's another short week!
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This week at 
Mary would love to see 
 All things royalty, e.g. castles, princess/prince, a crown/tiara, posh gown, etc!
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I have used
Magnolia ~ Maid Marion Tilda & PrincePhilip the frog (small)
Mollie Blooms ~ Bunting (freebie)
Doo Hickey ~ Dragonfly (small)
Marianne ~ Leaves
Sizzix ~ Swirl
Nestabilities ~ Deckled ovals
Grand Nestabilities ~ Labels 4
Go Kreate ~ Tag
LOTV ~ Sentiment
Wild Orchid ~ Flowers
Magnolia ~ Mini papers
Tim Holtz ~ Distress inks
Clear star gel pen
Flat-back pearls
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Thanks for looking
HUGZ



 

Saturday, 23 April 2011

ALLSORTS - April Showers.

Hello,
Hope you're all enjoying the Easter weekend & the beautiful weather!
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A real quick post this morning.
Over at ALLSORTS Kirsten would love to see.....

APRIL SHOWERS

Please pop over to the challenge blog for sponsor details.
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I have used
Molly Blooms ~ George in puddles
Basic Grey ~Marjolaine
Nestabilities ~ Labes 16, classic oval & scallop ovals
Go Kreate ~ Card die
Tim Holtz ~ Distress inks
SU ~ Twine
Button from stash
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Thanks for looking
HUGZ


Thursday, 21 April 2011

CHARISMA CARDZ GD - Jokes & Laughter

Good morning, 
I am back with my 3rd card as Guest Designer for


This week the theme is.......

Jokes & Laughter
"A creation to make you smile"

I love this image & I'm hoping it will bring a smile to your face!
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 Art Impressions ~ Golden Oldies "Jump in" Available here
Kelly Panici ~ Giggles
Magnolia ~ Bunting
SU ~ Button & Corner punch
October Afternoon ~ Thrift shop
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Thanks for looking
HUGZ

Tuesday, 19 April 2011

OLDIE but a GOODIE ~ DT card and a couple of pics!

Good morning,
It's time for another challenge over at


Before I tell you all about it, I would just like to tell you that, sadly, it's my last card with them!
I have really enjoyed my time & they are a real lovely bunch of ladies to work with,
I'd also like to thank Francesca for picking me when they first started the challenge blog.
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Anyway, moving on to this fortnight's challenge,
The lovely Lisa Jane has set a a fantastic theme....
Fit for a Queen/Princess

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I have used ~
Magnolia ~ Princess Tilda
MME ~ Laundry line
DCWV ~ Hopscotch
Nestabilities ~ Classic Ovals, Scallop Ovals, Classic Hearts & Scallop Hearts
Go Kreate ~ Scallop card die
Marianne D ~ Flowers & Leaves
Small butterfly punch
Tim Holtz ~ Distress inks
Stickles ~ Stardust
Wild Orchid ~ Cherry Blossom
Cricut ~ No 3
Pearls & Breads from stash.
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I would like to enter the following:
Anything goes challenge blog ~ Pink & Brown (hope Kraft counts)
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We went to West Midlands Safari park yesterday & had a fab day, Mackenzie was chuffed
 to bits when she got asked to help with Jack, the sea lion.
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Just a couple of quick pics to share for now ~ More to follow!
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Mac gets a kiss from Jack.........
and nearly one from a cheeky  camel too lol!
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Thanks for looking
Hugz

Saturday, 16 April 2011

BASIC GREY~ Easter

Hello again,
Over at BASIC GREY the theme this week is

EASTER

I have made a card & a little basket
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Picture looks a little blurred ~ please click for a clearer look!
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I have used
Basic grey ~ Origins & A little bit of Kraft for dragonfly
Magnolia ~ Tilda with egg basket & Goblin branch
Doo Hickey ~ Dragonfly
Go Kreate ~ Tag
SU ~ Old olive cardsock, sentiment, button & twine (Tilda's laces)
Nestabilities ~ Classic hearts, Scallop hearts, Classic ovals & Scallop ovals
Tim Holtz ~ Distress inks
Brad, Flatback pearls & Ribbon from stash
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Thanks for looking & please scroll down to previous post to see my ALLSORTS DT card.

HUGZ



ALLSORTS ~ A Sketch

Hello,
It's ALLSORTS time again, Thank you for the gorgeous entries for my theme last week,
It was so, very, difficult to pick a top 5 as there were some awesome creations.
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This week the lovely Emma has given us a fab sketch to use.
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I have flipped the sketch and used:
Sarah Kay ~ Josephine & Kiki
Woodware ~ Salutations
Basic Grey ~ Origins
SU ~ Old olive cardstock, button & twine
E.lm ~ Leaf punch
Flowers ~ A selection of Wild orchid, Hobby house & Innovations (a local auction)
Tim Holzt ~ Distress inks & stickles
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Thanks for looking, I will be back later on with my DT card for Basic Grey

HUGZ


Thursday, 14 April 2011

Enjoy life's moments.

Hi, I made this card for a recent DT card & really wasn't happy with the outcome.
I love this sweet image so much, but boy I found  it hard to colour in!
Anyway this must have been my 3rd attempt at colouring, so I thought I must use it to make a card.
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Thanks for looking
HUGZ


CHARISMA CARDZ GDT ~ PINK BLACK & GREEN

Hello, Hope all is well in blogland,

I'm back with my 2nd card for my Guest spot over at


The theme this week is

PINK BLACK & GREEN

I have used digi image ~ Alyssa Elven Princess from this weeks sponsors ~ Make it crafty

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I have also used
Papermania basics ~ A secret Santa gift from my blogging buddy Tracy
Retro Flowers
Sizzix Swirl
Nestabilities ~ Ovals & Scalloped Ovals
SU ~ Sentiment
Go Kreate ~ Tag die
Copics
Thanks for looking
BIG HUGZ




Tuesday, 12 April 2011

A SPOONFUL OF SUGAR ~ All creatures great & small

Good Morning.
Hope you are all enjoying the sun!
This week at
It's my turn to pick the theme & the guest designer
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I would like to see

ALL CREATURES GREAT AND SMALL

and for my guest I have invited my lovely friend Chris,
Chris is a very talented lady & does some amazing demos at SirStampalot.
Make sure you pop over to have a look at her fab blog.
 Here's my card
I have used:
Magnolia ~ Wilma with rose
Nestabilities ~ Oval & Scallop oval
Doo Hickey ~ Antique lace, Rose leaf & Small dragonfly
MME ~ not sure of name
Tim Holtz ~ Distress inks & Distress stickles
SU ~ Word window punch
Retro flower punch
Wild orchid  ~ Small roses
Brown Daisies ~ A gift from my lovely blogging buddy Liza,
they were cream but I sprayed them with Suede glimmer mist
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Thanks for looking
BIG HUGZ



Saturday, 9 April 2011

ALLSORTS ~ ANYTHING BUT A SQUARE

Happy weekend everyone.
Sorry if I haven't been to visit you recently, I just don't know where the time goes!
Mac has broke up from school for the Easter half term, she has 2 weeks off, goes back on the Tuesday then has the Friday off for the Royal wedding! Then it's bank holiday Monday so she's hardly at school in April.
Got a few things planned with various friends, and Darren is having a couple of days off too ~ so looking forward to some Family time!
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Anyway, It's challenge time over at ALLSORTS.
I must say there was a huge amount of stunning entries for Brenda's "blooming blossom" theme,
hopefully this week's theme will also prove popular as it's been set by ME!
I want to see....

ANYTHING BUT A SQUARE!

Can't believe that I've been on the ALLSORTS team for just over a year now,
Time flies when you're having fun!
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This week we have the fab Sir Stampalot to sponsor us, pop over to the challenge blog for more details!
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Here's my card
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I have used:
Mo Manning ~ Baby fairy Flora
Nestabilities ~ Blossoms 3
Marianne D ~ Leaves
Magnolia ~ Dragonfly
Wild Orchid ~ Flower
Stickles ~ Stardust
Tim Holtz ~ Distress inks
Tim Holtz ~ Tattered rose for paper colouring
Brad, Pearls & Spacer from stash
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Thanks for looking


Thursday, 7 April 2011

GUEST DESIGNER ~ CHARISMA CARDZ ~ WEDDING or ENGAGEMENT

Hello, just after Christmas I received a surprise email from
Carlyann at CHARISMA CARDZ asking is I'd like to guest sometime,
Well I was most surprised she'd asked me ~ especially when I saw the other talented ladies that had been asked to guest.
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Anyway I'm going to be here for the month of April!
Thanks Carlyann.

The theme this week is

WEDDINGS or ENGAGEMENTS

this was the perfect opportunity to use my lovely new LOTV stamp!
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I have used
LOTV ~ Love Bubble Bath
Nestabilities ~ Eyelet Square, Heart & Scallop Heart
Retro Flower Punch
Tim Holtz ~ Distress Ink & Stickles
SU ~ The Best Is Yet To Be (I thought this would be suitable for wedding or engeagement)
Sizzix ~ Swirl
Brads from stash
Stardust ~ Gel Pen
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Thanks for looking
HUGZ


Tuesday, 5 April 2011

OLDIE BUT A GOODIE ~ WEDDING or ANNIVERSARY

Hello, thank you for all the birthday wishes, gorgeous cards & gifts.
Also the kind comments on my last post,
It's time for another challenge over at
and Francesca would love to see

WEDDING or ANNIVESARY

Please remember, image must be hand~stamped using a stamp older than 6 months
NO DIGI IMAGES!
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I have used
LOTV ~ Wedding Couple & Calendar Postmark
Flowers are a mixture of ~ Magnolia, Wild Orchid & Handmade
E.LM ~ Branch
Scribble Scrabble & MME Papers
Sizzix ~ Heart
Glimmer Mist
Tim Holtz ~ Distress Inks & Stickles
Stardust ~ Gel pen
Hobby House ~ Pearls
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The card is for my friend who is getting married the same day as the Royal Wedding,
She had it booked well before!
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Thanks for looking
Hugz



Sunday, 3 April 2011

Tilda with bunny

Happy Mother's day to anyone who is a mother,
Hope you have all been spoilt.
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Had a lovely day, with the exception of someone running into the back of the car,
 (we've only had it 3 weeks)
Thankfully, although it was seemed quite a bang, we are all ok, Mac was quite shaken & very tearful .
but there was no damage to the car, apart from a few scratches which Darren later managed to polish out.
The poor girl who was driving was so upset ~ she kept apologising and was so worried about Mac,
she was even worried that it had spoilt my mother's day. She admitted it was all her fault & that she had only passed her test 2 weeks ago ~ hopefully, she has learnt from this & stays safe.
She even rang us up later to check that we were all ok!
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Anyway moving on to my card
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I have used
Magnolia ~ Tilda with hanging rabbit
MME ~ Hattie
SU ~ Twine, cardstock & button
Retro flower punch
Marianne ~Flowers & leaves
Tim Holtz ~ Distress inks
Glimmer mist ~ Suede
Flatback pearls
I'm going to enter this for this weeks Just Magnolia & Hanglar challenge,
where they are having a DT call,
I don't expect to get picked
but the worst they can do is say no!!!
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Thanks for looking
HUGZ

Saturday, 2 April 2011

BASIC GREY ~ MORE THAN 1 FOLD

Only me,
Back again with my BASIC GREY card
This fortnight we would like to see creations using

MORE THAN 1 FOLD

I have made a surprise "wiper" card
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I have used
Wiper card template ~ HERE
LOTV ~ On The Garden Wall
LOTV ~ Inspirational Sentiment
Basic Grey ~ Curio
Retro Flower Punch
E.LM ~ Branch
Nestabilities ~ Oval & Scallop Oval
SU ~ Soft Suede Cardstock
SU ~ Circle & Scallop Punches
Small Butterfly Punch
Tim Holtz ~ Distress Inks & Stickles
Pearls From Stash
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Off to Sir Stampalot now as the very talented Crafy Lou is demoing ~
 if you're in the area, please pop in!
Thanks for looking
HUGZ

ALLSORTS ~ BLOOMING BLOSSOMS

Happy Weekend everyone!
This week at ALLSORTS we have another fab challenge for you,
Brenda would love to see

BLOOMING BLOSSOMS

We have our regular sponsors
Pop over to the challenge blog for more details
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I have used
Digistamp boutique ~ Bunch of flowers
Copics
MME ~ Not sure of name (really must pay more attention)
Seam binding from local sewing shop
Nestabilities ~ Oval & Scalloped oval
Go Kreate ~ Scallop card die
SU ~ Button
Hobby house ~ Pearls
Stardust pen
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Will be back later with my Basic Grey DT card.
Thanks for looking
Hugz

Friday, 1 April 2011

Guest DT @ Penny Black @ ALLSORTS ~ Black, White + 1 colour

Hello,
Hope all is good!
The time has finally arrived for me to do my 1st GDT spot
The ALLSORTS DT are regular guests!
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The theme is

BLACK WHITE + 1 COLOUR

My other colour is

PINK

I have used
Penny Black ~ Day Dreams
Not sure of paper!
Shapeabilites ~ Large Butterfly
Magnolia Doo Hickey ~ Antique Lace
SU ~ Button
Tim Holtz ~ Distress Inks
Black Gems & Thread from stash
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Thanks for looking
Hugz