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Thursday, 29 September 2011

Some ever-so exciting news.

Morning blogger's, 
I'm so so excited, I'm fit to burst!!!
I've had a secret for a few weeks now and I have really wanted to share it with you all
Well today I can,
You must all know that I love my LOTV stamps, well...
I recently sent a few of my cards via Email to those lovely ladies at LOTV,
I was hoping they would like to share them on their inspirational blog,
Anne told me that they we're looking for a guest designer for a month so I was keeping my finger's well and truly crossed in the hope that they may pick me.
NEVER in a month of Sunday's was I expecting the lovely email from Jacqui,
She said they loved my work and would I like to join the Challenge DT, 
Well I can tell you it took me all of 5 seconds to make my decision....I mean what an absolute honour!!!
I just hope I can do them proud. Thanks ladies
xXx
The theme this week is 
BUTTONS
Well here's my first card, 
which was for Mackenzie's birthday from the pets!
xXx
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 I have used:
LOTV ~ Doggie delight
Nestabilities ~ Labels 18
Magnolia ~ 6x6 papers
DooHickey ~ Sm dragonfly and antique lace border
Marianne ~ English rose and open leaves
Tim Holtz ~ DIs and stickles
SU ~ Photo corner
Pearls and buttons from stash.
xXx
Thanks you so much for looking.
BIG HUGZ 




Wednesday, 28 September 2011

A-Z of me

Hi I saw this on coop's blog and thought I'd have a play,
Here goes .......

A. Age: 42
B. Bed size: Double
C. Chore that you hate: Changing the sheets
D. Dogs: Sprocker (cross between springer and cocker)
E. Essential start to your day: Tea with Toast and Jam
F. Favorite color: Green
G. Gold or Silver: Silver.
I. Instruments you play: None, 
J. Job title: Domestic goddess LOL
K. Kids: Girl - Mackenzie
L. Live: Spalding
M. Mother’s name: Rosemary
N. Nicknames: Fleury (not much of a nickname)
O. Overnight hospital stays: 6, when having Mackenzie
P. Pet peeves: Rudeness
Q. Quote from a movie: "Crème brûlée can never be Jell-O. YOU could never be Jell-O" from My best friend's wedding
R. Right or left handed: Right
S. Siblings: 4 Brothers and 1 sister
U. Underwear: Comfy
V. Vegetable you hate: Most
W. What makes you run late: Nothing ~ I have to be everywhere 10 minutes early or I class myself late!
X. X-Rays you’ve had: Kidneys
Y. Yummy food that you make: Lasagne
Z. Zoo animal: Hippo

Thanks for looking, why not have a go too?
HUGZ 

Saturday, 24 September 2011

ALLSORTS - CAS - (Again lol)

Welcome to the weekend!
It's time for a new challenge at
and this week we want to see 
CLEAN AND SIMPLE
Well you all saw my last attempt and I was pleasantly surprised with your lovely comments ~ 
Thank you so much!
This one has a little bit more detail than the last, but hopefully it's still fits the theme!
xXx
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I have used:
Magnolia ~ Tilda with wooden broom
Leaf punch
Tim Holtz ~ DIs
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Crikey, that was a short list ~ No dies, No roses, No layers.......
xXx
Thanks for looking and I hope you can join us,
Remember to pop over to the challenge blog for details of this weeks fab prize
and take a peek at the other DT girls
xXx
BIG HUGZ

Thursday, 22 September 2011

Happy Birthday

Afternoon everyone.
I have a card to share this afternoon,
It's one of an order for a neighbour.
xXx
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I have used:
LOTV ~ Time for a cuppa
Prima ~ Alla-prima (my recent win from Bunny Zoe's)
Marianne ~ English rose and open leaves
DooHickey ~ Sm dragonfly
Catslife press ~ Sentiment
Cotton Scrim 
Pearls
Tim Holtz ~ DIs
Sizzix ~ Architectural corners
EDITED TO SAY:
I 'VE JUST NOTICED I FORGOT TO COLOUR THE CHERRY AND THE CARDS GONE!!!!
NEVER-MIND IT'LL JUST HAVE TO BE A WHITE MALTESER LOL
Thanks for looking
BIG HUGZ

Wednesday, 21 September 2011

Truly Scrumptious - CAS

Happy Wednesday, 
It's time for another challenge over at Truly Scrumptious
We'd like to see....
CLEAN and SIMPLE

and I can tell you it was definitly a CHALLENGE for me!!!
I had several attempts at a CAS card and really aren't happy with any of them!
BUT they are called a challenge for a reason ~ LOL
Anyway this was the one I decided to show,
Please be gentle with your commenting!
xXx
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I have used:
SU ~ Image and sentiment
Nestabilites ~ Classic and deckled ovals
MS ~ Small monarch butterfly
Flat-backed pearls
xXx
The card used for the image is not as white as this IRL,
t's actually almost the same shade as the base card ~ blame it on the light!
xXx
Pop over to the challenge blog for more info and the prize details
xXx
HUGZ 

Monday, 19 September 2011

Flypast

Hello,
Just a quickie today, supposed to be catching up with housework.
but just can't get focused, so thought I'd share a couple of cards I made recently.
One is for my brother-in-law who just turned 60 and one is a sample for Sir Stampalot
xXx
I have used FLYPAST - a clear set from Hobby Arts which has loads of WW11 planes on it.
xXx

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Thanks for looking
HUGZ

Saturday, 17 September 2011

BASIC GREY - A colour combo

Only me!
Back with my DT card for BASIC GREY  
Please see previous post for my ALLSORTS project.
 
This fortnight we would love to see the gorgeous colour combo of
BROWN and PINK

What a fab combination, remember you MUST use at least one 
BASIC GREY product and please let us us know what it is!
xXx
Here's my card for My MIA who was 70 years old yesterday
HAPPY BIRTHDAY JUDY xxx

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I have used:
LOTV ~ Dandelion clock
Basic Grey ~ Kraft and Curio
DooHickey ~ Anitque lace
Whiff of Joy ~ Corner punch
Sizzix ~ Number die
MS ~ Sm monarch butterfly
Matianne ~ English rose and leaves
Tim Holtz ~DIs
Flat-backed pearls
xXx
Thanks again for popping by
BIG HUGZ 



ALLSORTS - Alter or Recycle

Happy weekend everyone.
It's time for another fab challenge at ALLSORTS
This week it's our lovely Nicola who has set the theme.
She would to see something either altered or recycled.
xXx
From this.......
............To this
xXx
I have used:
An old box,
Kand Co ~ Paper
Marianne ~ Butterfly and English rose 
Die-Namics ~ Daisy
Doo~Hickey ~ Leaves
SU ~ Button
xXx
Thanks for looking, I will be back later with my Basic Grey DT card.
xXx
BIG HUGZ 


 

Friday, 16 September 2011

Birthday Wishes

Good Morning.
Can't believe it's already Friday,
Going to have a bitof a crafty evening tonight.
Darren out with work and Mac is having a sleepover ~ next door at her "neighbour-sister's"
Jessica is 3 and she adores Mackenzie and because they are both only children we call them sisters!
xXx
I have a card to share that I made for an order.
I won this sweet image over at the pink gem challenge awhile back ~ Isn't she sweet!
I have use: 
Pink Gem ~ Butterfly Chloe
Magnolia ~ 12x12 and 6x6 papers
DooHickey ~ Cloud tag
Sizzix ~ Number die
SU ~ Tag punch and corner punch
Nestabilities ~ Butterfly
Marianne ~ Leaf die
Nellie ~ Doily die
Die-Namics ~ Daisy die
Whiff of joy ~ Photo corner punch
Tom Holtz ~ DIs
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Can't you tell I like my dies and punches, LOL
Thank for looking
BIG HUGZ 


Tuesday, 13 September 2011

Tilda - Roller skating

Evening everyone,
Thank you for your kind comments, I really appreciate them and they mean so much!
I'm sorry, I don't get to visit you as often as a I'd like.
As I've said before ~ I don't know where the time goes!
xXx
A quick post to share tonight. 
Another make for Sir Stampalot 
 I have used:
Magnolia ~ Tilda skating, stone path and mini papers
DooHickey ~ Cloud and sm dragonfly
Marianne ~ English rose and leaves
Tim Holtz ~ DIs
xXx
Thanks for looking,
BIG HUGZ

Monday, 12 September 2011

Get Well Soon


Evening, hope everyone has had a good start to the week.
Thank you all so much for Mackenzie's birthday wishes, 
we had a fab weekend.
Unfortunately the pool was closed, so no swimming!
We went to a play barn instead, we only had a couple of hours
to rearrange everything and let everyone know!
but they all had fun, then came back to ours
for food and another play.
Then off to Frankie & Benny's.
Mac was totally worn out.
Then yesterday we went to see the smurfs and had an easy day.
xXx
Anyway here's a card I made for Sir Stampalot a while back.
 I have used,
Magnolia ~ Nurse Tilda and papers
Nellie's ~ Doily die
Doohickey ~ Swirl and sm dragonfly
Marianne ~English rose and open leaves
Nestabilities ~ Labels 16
SU ~ Twine
Flat-back pearls

Thanks for looking
BIG HUGZ



Saturday, 10 September 2011

ALLSORTS - Flowers & Swirls

Good morning, 
Well that's one week of school over and done with,
Had a busy week myself, 
getting all the stuff sorted for Mackenzie's birthday.
I managed to keep her off my blog, so she wouldn't see her card, but I forgot to close down the file in which I keep all my DT cards so she had a sneak peek LOL.
I have also made her one from the pets, 
but I can't show that just yet!
 
Anyway it's time again for another fab challenge at ALLSORTS and this week it's the turn of our lovely Jill.
 she would love to see 
FLOWERS AND SWIRLS

I have used:
Sarah Kay ~ Elodie in her garden
Basic Grey ~ Kraft & Hello luscious
Nellies ~ Doily die
DooHickey ~ Swirl and vintage daisies
Marianne ~ Leaves
Sizzix ~ Number die
SU ~ Corner punch & sentiment
Tim Holtz ~ DIs and weathered clock die
Brad, spacer and flatback pearls from stash
Charm from my lovely friend Chris
xXx
Another lovely friend, Lou, has some gorgeous candy to celebrate her 2nd blogoversary
Pop over and take a look, she makes some truly gorgeous cards & painted signs.
xXx
Thanks for popping by.
Hope you all have a lovley weekend.
We're off to Mac's swimming party now.
 


 
 

Wednesday, 7 September 2011

Truly Scrumptious DT Card

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

This fortnight we'd like to see you....

DECORATE THE INSIDE OF YOUR CARD

It's Mackenzie's birthday on Sunday,
Where have the last 9 years gone?
She's having a swimming party on Saturday.
So I have made her card with this in mind.
Will just have to keep her away from the laptop until then!


here's the inside
I have used:
Magnolia ~ Tilda swimming and mini papers
Doohickey ~ Swirls and leaves
Nestabilities ~ Labels 16 and 18
Whiff of joy ~ Corner punch
Martha Stewart ~Monarch butterflies
Die-namics ~ Daisy die
Tim Holtz ~ DIs and stickles
SU ~ Tag punch
Corton Scrim ~ I have sewn some beads into this
Flat backed pearls
xXx
Pop over to the challenge blog to see the prize

Thanks for looking

I would like to enter the following:
Charisma cards ~ Anything goes
Just magnolia & Hanglar ~ Anything goes
Papertake weekly ~ Anything goes

BIG HUGZ


Saturday, 3 September 2011

ALLSORTS & BASIC GREY DT Cards

Hello, 
Hope everyone is well,
Well our summer hols are nearly over and I'm really not looking forward to Monday morning!
Mac seems to have grown up no end this summer,
she'll be 9 next week and I just don't know where the time has gone!
 
Anyway it's challenge time again at ALLSORTS and BASIC GREY

At ALLSORTS we have a lovely colour combo set by Emma,
She wants to see....
BLUE and GREEN

I love this colour combo, 
xXx
I have used:
LOTV ~ Emma's shoes,
Bo Bunny ~ Home
DooHickey ~ Swirl
Woodware ~ Corner punch
Marianne ~ English rose and leaves
Martha Stewart ~ Small monarch butterfly
Go Kreate ~ Tags
Sizzix ~ Numbers die
Tim Holtz ~ DIs 
Flatback pearls

xXx

Over at BASIC GREY 

We'd like to see

CELEBRATIONS

I thought a 70th birthday is definitly worth celebrating 
(well any birthday is really lol)
I have used 
LOTV ~ New hat
Basic Grey ~ Out of print
Nestabilites ~ Butterflies
SU ~ Tag and corner punches
DooHickey ~ Bunting
Marianne ~ Englis rose and Open leaves
Magnolia paper for numbers
Sizzix ~ Number die
Tim Holtz ~ DIs and Spinners
Buttons and brads from stash

I had a couple of card orders and they fit my themes perfectly.
 
It would be great if you could join us
pop over to the blogs to see the fab prizes on offer.

BIG HUGZ





Thursday, 1 September 2011

Happy Birthday Olivia & Happy September Everyone!

Good morning, 
Welcome to September, Hope everyone is well.
I have a quick post to share this morning.
It's my lovely friend Tracy's little girls 3rd birthday party today.
xXx
Here's her card.
xXx
I have used:
Magnolia ~ Explore Tilda
Magnolia ~ 12x12 Paper
Doohickey ~ Vintage daisies, Vintage lace border, Cloud & Small dragonfly
Nelli ~ Doily die
Marianne D ~ Leaves
Sizzix ~ Number die
Nestie ~ Butterfly (gutted as I have lost the body die for my doohickey butterfly)
Tim Holtz ~ DI's
xXx
Thanks for looking
Big HUGZ