Saturday, 31 July 2010

Mum's New Hat.

Good morning one & all, it's challenge time at ALLSORTS again
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Thanks so much to all of you who took part in Amanda's Baby/Child theme,
there were so many very cute entries!
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This week it's my turn to pick & I'd like to see Dressing up!
It could be fancy dress, a dress  for a special event or even a classy pair of shoes - It's entirely up to you, as long as we can see a dressing up theme I'll be happy!
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Don't forget to pop over to ALLSORTS see who Amanda picked for her top 5
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I have used:
Lili of the valley ~ A new hat
Retro punches ~ To make flower
E.lmBranch punch
October afternoon ~ Farm fresh/South forty
Faux stitching
Watercoloured ~ Distress inks
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I'd like to enter the following challenges:

Craftalicious ~ Make your own flowers

Thanks so much for popping by
Hugz

Tuesday, 27 July 2010

A card for Teacher

Hello, haven't had much chance to craft the last couple of days as
I'm in the middle of re-organising my craft room,
got a few bits from Ikea & once it's done will upload some pics.
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Did have a bit of an accident ~ I have a great tabletop storage unit which has about 30 drawers, most of these drawers are divided into 3 compartments and all my brads, eyelets,  embellies etc. were all sorted into colour & size! and I knocked it over spilling the majority into a very mixed up pile.... thank god Mackenzie came to the rescue and helped sort it. She did quite well out of though as most of my older stuff ended up in her craft drawer - giving me much more space, and the bonus of knowing I can still get my hands on it hehe!
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Anyway the only card I've managed to work on is for ALLSORTS on Saturday, so can't show that one.
I did have this one done, but hadn't got round to posting it!
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I have used:
Stamping Bella ~ Gracie Lollipop
SU ~ Punches
Retro flower punches
Kelly Panici ~ Border
Water-coloured ~ Distress inks
Staples & Paperclips from Stash
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Mackenzie wrote on the large scallop circle
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I would like to enter the following challenge:

Paper Sundaes ~ Back to school
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Thanks for looking
Hugz

Saturday, 24 July 2010

Sweet baby

Welcome to another ALLSORTS challenge,
Thank you for entering Deb's Summer Days challenge ~ WOW there were loads of fab summery cards.
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This week it's Amanda's turn, and she would like to see a card for a baby or child. 
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I really struggled as I don't really do pastel shades,
 but really wanted to a card for a baby girl as my niece is expecting a little girl.
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The card layout was a bit of an accident, as I stamped stars all over the cardstock & really didn't like it, so I layered it up in the same colour and was quite pleased with the result.
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I've let it quite simple too
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I have used:
Sugar Nellie ~ Baby Rabbit
NitWit Paper
Martha Stewart ~ Pinking Edge Border
Nestabilities ~ Ovals & Scallop Ovals
Faux Stitching
Water-coloured ~ Distress Inks
Brads From Stash
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Don't forget to enter our Penny Black at ALLSORTS monthly challenge, where there's some awesome prizes.
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Thanks for looking
Hugz

Monday, 19 July 2010

Soooo Distressed!!!

Hi, hope you all has a fab weekend,
only 2 more early rises for Mac,
she breaks up for summer on Wed.
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We've got nearly 7 weeks to fill, lots of things planned,
she's going horse riding for the day with her friend Holly,
Mac hasn't been for a while,
I'm sure she'll enjoy it!
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We're going to try & go to Burghley "garden of surprise"
being as she was poorly when they went from school
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we're also going to try to lots of "free" things as everything is sooo expensive.
We don't have a main holiday in the summer, we go in October as Darren can't have any time off during July ~ Sept and he works until 7 most days & every other weekend, (that's agriculture for you, but I'm sure he's luckier than most in that line of work) - So we have to "change" Macs hours so she stays up later otherwise she doesn't see much of him!
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Sorry for waffling ~ on to my card!
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I have use:
Belles n Whistles ~ not sure what she's called
Great Impressions ~ Cooking Background
Basic Grey ~ Capella & Kraft
SU Cardstock ~ Soft Suede
Tag from stash
Water-coloured ~ Distress inks
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I have entered the following challenges:

Belles n Whistles ~ So Distressing

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Thanks for looking
Hugz

Sunday, 18 July 2010

Sunflowers

Hi, it's quite sunny here, but it's windy - our house is quite exposed on one side and it seems to just blow across the feilds at us, the first year we lived here we lost about 50 roof tiles and our newly laid turf all ended up in the far corner of the garden!!!
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Hope you're all good. Have had my mother over for a few days, so not much time for crafting. I took her home yesterday & then I nipped over to Sir Stampalot where they had a demo for Paper artsy - so spent a few pennies too!
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On to my card.
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I have used:
Magnolia ~ Tilda with sunflower (on loan from my friend Nicola)
Rachelle Anne Miller ~ Sentiments 1
SU Paper  & Ribbon ~ More Mustard
SU Punches ~ Boho Blossoms & Star (to make flowers) Scallop Edge Border
October Afternoon  Paper~ Thrift Shop
Water-coloured ~ Distress inks
Eyelets from stash
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I have entered the following challenges:

Just Magnolia ~ Sketch
The Stamp  Man ~ Anything Goes
For Fun ~ Any medium
Paper Sundaes ~ Make your own flowers

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Thanks for stopping by
Hugz

Saturday, 17 July 2010

Summer days

Good morning & a big welcome to another fantastic challenge at ALLSORTS
Thank you to all who took part in Helene's "Heart" theme, wasn't there some stunning entries!
Don't forget to pop over to ALLSORTS to see the top 5
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This week it's time for the lovely Deb's to set the theme & she wants to see

"Summer days"

Allsorts have been sponsored by Whimsey Stamps
& some of the DT have used their fantastic images.
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I have used:
Whimsey stamps ~ Digi image
Nestabilities ~ Classic ovals & Scallop ovals
Retro flower punch
Sizzix ~ swirl
Sizzix ~ Architectural
October Afternoon ~ The Thrift Shop
Cats life press ~ Sentiment
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Don't forget that if you've got some spare time on your hands to pop over to our Penny Black Challenge
Thanks for looking
Hugz


Wednesday, 14 July 2010

Tilda in the garden

Hi, hope you all ok, not long now until Mackenzie breaks up from school, I think they're all ready for it. Mackenzie is fully recovered from her bug - thanks everyone X

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We had her school report this week & she has done so well - We're very proud of her!

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Anyways on to my card!

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I have used;
Magnolia ~ Tilda with Ladybug
Whiff of Joy ~ Grass
Stampin Up ~  Short & Sweet, Wish Big
October afternoon, Farmers Fresh ~  Root Cellar & Farmhouse
Martha Stewart ~ Gothic Arch Border Punch
Woodware ~ Medium Retro Flower Punch
L.Em ~ Stamen Punch
Stampin Up ~ Word Window Punch
Watercoloured ~ Distress Inks

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I'd Like to enter the following challenges:

Papertake Weekly ~ In The Garden
Bunny Zoe's ~ Summer Days

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Thanks for stopping by
Hugz

Tuesday, 13 July 2010

Blog Candy Winner

Hi, Mackenzie has picked the winner by random org. 

True Random Number Generator

Min: 1

Max:47

Result: 12

Powered by RANDOM.ORG
 
That's ...........Paola
 
CONGRATULATIONS.
Please email me at
 
PLEASE MAKE CONTACT WITHIN THE NEXT 7 DAYS OR THE PRIZE WILL BE REDRAWN!
 
Thanks to everyone who entered
Hugz
 

Thank you

Just a quick post to say thank you to everyone who entered my candy. I will post the winner tonight as I've promised Mackenzie she can "hit" the random org button. Also a big thank you to those of you who have followed my blog. Hope you continue to pop by to say hello,
Big Hugz xXx

Monday, 12 July 2010

A little bit of candy

This post is a sticky,
please scroll down to look at newer posts.
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Well I can't believe it's been a year since I've started blogging.
I have made some great friends & have been lucky enough to get onto a couple of fab design teams.
I've even built up a small, but respectable amount of followers.
So I'd like to say a massive thank you by offering a little candy.
I thought I'd keep to a bit of a pirate theme.
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Candy includes:
My Cute Stamps ~ "Pirate Princess"
Red & Black buttons
Red Satin Ribbon
Cream Satin Ribbon
Black Velvet Ribbon
Cream Open Weave "Ribbon Type Stuff"
Die Cut Pirate Hats, Skulls & Feathers
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You don't have to become a follower to enter,
but if you have time, take a look at the rest of my blog and see what you think.
  •  please leave your name with Mr Linky
  • spread the word, and show a pic in your side bar
  • create a link back to my post
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Candy ends Midnight 12th July
I will pick a winner by random org. on the 13th (lucky for some)
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Hugs


Sunday, 11 July 2010

Mr & Mrs Foxglove

Hello, bloggers.
Just popped outside to take a photo & it's a lovely cool gorgeous evening.
Hope you've all had a fab weekend.
Thanks for your well wishes for Mackenzie - she's better now thank you.
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Have has this card on the go since Wednesday, but then with Mac being poorly it's just been put off, so finally got a bit of time to finish it today!
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I have used:
Whiff of Joy ~ Mr & Mrs Foxglove
Whiff of Joy ~ Fence (a gift from the lovely Chris)
Kaiser Craft ~ Utopia
Martha Stewart ~ Gothic Arches
Autumn Leaves ~ Flourish edge border stamps
Craft Punch ~ Maidenhair fern
Wild Orchid Crafts ~ Flowers
Water-coloured with Distress inks
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I'd like to enter the following challenges:

Truly Scrumptious ~ Sketch/how does your garden grow
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Thanks for looking
Hugz

Saturday, 10 July 2010

Love is in the air.

Happy Saturday everyone, It's time for another challenge,
firstly I would like to say a big THANK YOU to all of you who took part in Brenda's create a scene challenge & we've already got some awesome entries for our PENNY BLACK summer colour, monthly~challenge. Please keep them coming!
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This week at ALLSORTS it's the talented Helene's turn
 & what a fantastic challenge it is, she wants you to share some love & include a heart on your project ~ perfect for the wedding season!
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I have used:
LOTV ~ Wedding couple, Im sure you'll agree this is a beautiful image.
Martha Stewart ~ Valentine heart punch,
Catslife press ~ Sentiment
Retro punch ~ Handmade flower
Basic gray ~ Capella
Chipboard heart & brads from stash.
Water-coloured ~ Distress inks
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Thanks for looking
Hugz

Friday, 9 July 2010

Scallops, Stitches & Swirls for Squiggles

Hi, over at Squiggles this month their challenge
has been set by the extremely talented  Lou
She wants to see ~ Scallops, Stitches & Swirls.
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I have used:
Squiggles ~ Daisy
Trees ~ Not sure who by
October Afternoon ~ Fly a Kite & Thrift shop
Stampin up ~ scallop edge border punch
Magnolia ~ Swirl
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Thanks for looking
Hugz

Thursday, 8 July 2010

Star-punch flowers

Hope everyone is well,
 I don't have a card to show as Mac has been at home poorly today.
She's been sick since the very early hours, bless her. She's slept on & off all day too - which is not like her at all.
She's really upset too as it's the school trip tomorrow & they're going to go Burghley garedn of surprise.
Which is like a secret water garden.
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Anyway whilst she's sat on the sofa I did have a play with my new Stampin Up star punch and made some flowers- which I must say I'm quite happy with the result, they'll look better with some foliage though!
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I have used 3-5 star shapes for the main flower then
the small centre is made from the bella bloom punch (think thats what its called)
I layered them up, misted them with water and scrunched them up.
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Edited to say:
Paper is all from Stampin up as are the punches, the small centre flowers are all of one stampin up punch.
Thanks for looking - better get back to nursing!
Hugz

Tuesday, 6 July 2010

Afternoon tea

Good afternoon, hope everyone is well.
The first batch of Thunderfly have just descended upon Shearers drive,
they're driving me mad!!!
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Just a quick post as I must pick Mac up and her friend is coming for tea.
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Must dash,
Thanks for looking
Hugz

EDITED -
Have a problem with comment moderation & my comments have disappeared, so if you've left a comment & it's not showing I'm sorry, it's not that i've rejected you LOL

Saturday, 3 July 2010

Robin Hood & his trusty horse

Good morning to you all.
What an exciting week we've had! The new monthly Penny Black challenge has begun, so don't forget to pop over and check it out & REMEMBER we're still running our weekly usual challenge so double the fun.
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Thanks to all of you who took part in Kirsten's embossing challenge last week.
There were some awesome entries, I wonder who Kirsten has picked for her top 5!
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This week Brenda has set a fantastic challenge ~ Create a scene
and as usual the DT have come up with some fantastic creations.
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I have used:
My one & only Edwin - dressed as Russell Crowe, ooops I mean Robin Hood,
Tilda's horse.
Cricut ~ Trees & grass
Leaf punch
Machine stitching on trees, leaves & grass
Water-coloured using versacolor cubes.
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I would like to enter this for the following challenges:

Papertake Weekly ~ In Stitches

Thanks for looking
Hugz

Thursday, 1 July 2010

Betsy Bluebell

Just a quick post tonight.
I just love the new Betsy Bluebell stamp set from Penny Black  available at
Couldn't wait to ink one of the little cuties.
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Isn't she adorable!
I have also used:
Nestabilities ~ Circle
Woodware punch ~ Large scallop circle
October Afternoon ~ Fly a kite
Watercoloured ~ Distress inks
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I would like to enter the following challenges:
Simon Says Stamp ~ Check it out
Thanks for looking
Hugz

Penny Black @ Allsorts has Begun!

Welcome to PENNY BLACK @ ALLSORTS
Well the waiting is finally over & the excitment can begin.
Today is the start of our new monthly challenge at
Pop over and be sure to take part.
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It's challenge #1 and we want to see

a burst of summer colour
don't forget you must use a Penny Black image to be in with a chance of winning.
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I have used:
Penny Black ~ Hot but cool
Cosmo cricket ~ Garden variety
Catslife press ~ Sentiment
Kelly Panici ~ Stitched borders
Retro Flower Punch
Water-coloured ~ Distress inks
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I have entered it for the following challenges:

Crafty Creations ~ Ice Cream & Cakes

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Thanks for looking
Hugz

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