Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Music Maestro !!

Hi there !!! I know I am safe in posting this card as its for my Uncles birthday and he don't look at crafting blogs !!!! Just music websites !!!! A special card for a special Uncle.

Yes its House Mouse again !!! You all know by now just how much I love them !!! I have a whole list of them in my watch list on ebay ............... just to remind me of what I want to purchase eventually !!! Mmm ............ good job its Christmas coming up and I have to focus pennies on that !!!!

I coloured the image using my water colour pencils. I have to admit I wasn't sure how it would turn out with so much brown and shading .......... but it seems to be ok !!! The paper is from the Cottage Charm selection at Nitwits (yes love their papers too !!! I am tempted by the new set .......... but sitting on my hands !!) The music sheets is a stamp from LOTV. I added glitter around the edges just to make them stand out and inked them up to look old ! Music die cuts are sizzix.

You just cant make another card for my Uncle than music as its his passion !!! Even his pressie (he knows what it is so I am ok saying !!) is music orientated !!! Tickets for him and my other half to a music gig front row seats no less !!!!

Well, just sat here waiting for this little girl to arrive, I am trying to be good and not do too much but you know what its like !!! ! hehe !!!

Have a great day !!!

Monday, November 28, 2011

White and Sparkles !

Well, you ladies know how much I hate doing white cards !!! Well, I actually enjoyed doing this one !!! hehe !!!

This week at Forever Friends the Challenge is white and sparkles and we are sponsored by Di's Digi Downloads. Head on over and check it out !!!

I used an image from my Forever Friends Cd and glittered it up. I glittered the spellbinder die cut up too that its sat on and all the edges of the raised card to give it dimension. I added texture with a cuttlebug snowflake embossing folder and of course I had to ad those lovely Christmas tree Snowflake decs !!! hehe I am addicted !!! Roses and leaves are also glittered. Its so frustrating as the camera just doesn't pick this up with the white !!

I think this card might just be my daughters Christmas card !!!

I am entering this in:
Cupcake craft room - Sweet Christmas

Happy crafting everyone !

Friday, November 25, 2011

Christmas Decoration

Oh boy !!! I didn't read this challenge right and made a card first !!! Thankfully I read it correctly in time !!! The challenge this week at C4E is to make a Christmas Decoration, no cards !!! Mmm ........ I had to think !!!

Anyway I made a tree dec, a beaded snowflake, added a metal snowflake at the bottom and used silver ribbon to hang it with !!!

Come and join us and show us your wonderful creations, this weeks sponsor is Crafty Ribbons and the prize is a selection of Christmas ribbons !!!!

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Clare's set of cards challenge !!

Well its time for our Christmas card club challenge !!! This time Clare set the challenge and got us all busy !!! She asked us to do a set of 4 cards, either matching or not. I decided to do quick simple cards as I had been asked for some cards to pop flat in the post !! Skin flint !!!

I found the lovely die cut of the holly on ebay and added red berry dots to it. Papers are from Nitwits and the sentiment is from the internet too. (I'm no good at coming up with those things !!)

Next time its Vickies challenge and she has asked us to have either snow or a snowman on our card !!

Well as its Sunday I'm cooking a roast dinner. Yum Yum !! Might have to whip up a pudding too !!
Have a great weekend !!

Friday, November 18, 2011

New baby girl card

This week at C4E we have a embellishment bingo recipe for you. Choose 3 squares in a row and include all 3 embellishments on your project. You may choose a horizontal, vertical or diagonal row. For example : snowflake feather and flower.

I chose a Doily, butterfly and flower for my card !!! The image is by our sponsor this week Crafty Sentiments and the Winner this week will receive Jack, Sally and Baby with teddy images! Paper is from Nitwits (suprise !!) and I added a Marianne die cut with my flowers and leaves.

Not sure who this is for, my other half asked if it was for our baby !!! Dur .......... We have a few babies due in the family so one is bound to be a girl !!! hehe !!

Well I'm off surfing the net ......... I am having to sit on my hands as I want so many yummy things for crafting and really really cant justify them ........... can I ??? Hehe !!!!

Monday, November 14, 2011

Christmas Is Coming !

Hi there here is my first card for the Forever Friends Challenge !!! The theme this fortnight is Christmas is coming !!! Our Sponsor is Whoopsi Daisy and we were given this lovely image to work with by them. (Thank you !)

I coloured the image using water colour pencils, papers are from the Christmas Past Cd. Once again I raided the Xmas decorations and added some bling !!!! The more I look at these papers the more I love them !!! Think I am going to have to use them again !!!

Come and join us in our challenge !!! It runs for a fortnight and all you need it to have an animal on your card and follow the theme of the challenge !!!

Well the nursery is ready !!! All her clothes are in drawers and the wardrobe ready for her to arrive !!! She has more clothes than I do !!! I am so grateful as I have been lent loads of clothes as one of our family members has a little girl that is now 1 !!! It really has been such a big help !!
4 weeks and 5 days to go !!! or not as the case may be !!!

Entering this in the following :

Happy crafting !!!

Friday, November 11, 2011

Happy Friday !!!! As its friday its that time again ............. over at C4E our challenge this week is to create a card using the colours Lilac, green and Grey ! This week we have two sponsors !! Stamping all Day who are giving away 3 downloads and the Digi Garden with 5 digi images for the winner !!! Wow !!!

Well ......... I thought oh no !!! I have no grey card ........... nothing grey at all !!! Yeah right !!! Then I started to look through my bits and found this lovely image I got earlier in the year from Craftwork Cards. Yeah the grey was sorted with the rabbit !!! Green and lilac are also on this image !!! The papers are from Nitwits the possibilities collection.

I also got to use my new stamp !!! I found this as a set of four at Doncaster its lovely to use ! Its by the Unmounted stamp company. And of course I had to add some bling !!!!

Well its back to sorting out the nursery !!! All painted now and furniture in. Just got the clothes from under my bed to put in the drawers !!! So I am off to play !!! hehe !!

happy crafting, have a great weekend !!!

Thursday, November 10, 2011

NEWS !!!!!!

Hi there everybody !!! Some news for you !!! No ............ baby hasn't arrived !!! hehe !!

I have been asked to be on the Forever Friends Challenge Blog fornightly team !!!! I am so thrilled to join the ladies there !!! Come and join us in our fun !! For those who don't know there is a monthly and a fortnightly challenge. Cllick on the link and check it out !!

Take our Blinkie

Right best go get my first card made as the next fortnights challenge starts Monday !!!
Hugs to you all.

Sunday, November 06, 2011

Recycled ................

Hi there well its that time again for our Christmas card gang card ! This week it was Hazels turn to set the challenge and what a great one it was !!! To use either freebie stuff from magazines or something recycled !!! You can check out all of the card by visiting the gangs blogs found on my sidebar !! Of course if anyone wants to join in the fun email one of us !!

I made my card using a recycled Christmas card and the silver snowflakes are from the Christmas tree decs box I have raided !!!! All the papers are out of my scrap box too so I guess that can be counted as recycled as I didn't use any fresh ones !!! (maybe) I did add loads of glitter to the image for the snow, it sure is sparkling away sat here in the conservatory with the sun catching all the glitter on it !!!

Well I hope you all had a safe and fun bonfire night !! We did !! We stuffed ourselves infront of the bonfire with homemade parkin and bonfire toffee, yum yum !!! Oh yeah and the usual baked potato, mug of soup and hot dog roll !!!! Me still full now !!!!

Happy crafting !!!

Friday, November 04, 2011

Lets go a caroling !!!

Hi there, well first let me apologise for the pic !! It was so bright and sunny when I took it !! (I know I shouldn't be complaining at the sun shining!!!) This week at C4E we have a sketch challenge and we have two lovely sponsors this week !!! Bugaboo Stamps are giving 7 free digis away and Karens doodles are giving 3 free digis away !!! Come and join us !!!

I used the image Snowmen Caroling from Karens Doodles for my card colouring it with water colour pencils and glittering up the snow !!! The large white snowflakes are Christmas tree decorations !!! And I just had to use the music stamp again from LOTV. The paper is from Nitwits, Joyful hearts.

Well its mischievous night tonight ............ I know some of you are going to say what's that ??? The night before bonfire night the kids go out and play pranks on folk ........... Its not supposed to be horrid to folk but just silly !! I remember my Grandad always took the garden gate off that night as otherwise it ended up halfway down the street the next day !!! I think but aren't sure its a Northern thing ............. Anyway Taping up the letter box just in case !!!

I am entering this into the following:
Dream Valley - Anything goes
Winter Wonderland - Glitter lots of it (its all over my snowmen and snow !!)
Paper minutes - Blue and white

Have a great day !!