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Saturday, 31 December 2011

ALLSORTS ~ New beginnings

Happy New year's eve to you all. 
I hope that 2012 treats you all well.
I hope you all had a great Christmas.
Ours was lovely, Mackenzie got loads, I got some pennies, perfume and a kindle. 
Darren got a few books he had wanted, oh and a remote control helicopter lol,  
But best of all was having time together.
xXx
It's already time for another fab challenge over at ALLSORTS
and this week our lovely Emma want to see
 
NEW BEGINNINGS

I have used:
LOTV ~ All our dreams and  sentiment
Prima ~ Botanicals
Nestabilities ~ Labels 18
Marianne ~ Chinese rose, leaves and craftable circle
DooHickey ~ Rose leaf
Martha Stewart ~ Sm monarch butterfly
Wild orchid ~ Small flowers
SU ~ Scallop circle punch
Tim Holtz ~ DIs
Pearls, Kraft and Scrim from stash

Thanks for looking

BIG HUGZ



Saturday, 24 December 2011

My top 5

Happy Christmas eve everyone,
Can't believe there's only one more sleep until the big day.
Mac has got her new PJs layed out ready ~ she always has a new pair especially for Christmas eve.
Her sack is already layed at the bottom of her bed too!!!!
and Darren's already got bin bags at the ready for all the wrapping LOL!
I thought I'd join in with Debby and show my fave top 5 Xmas cards.
This wasn't too difficult as I hadn't made loads this year what with one thing and another!
Next year I will be a lot more organised!!!!







Thank you so much for all your lovely comments, kind words and friendship through the year!
I hope you all have a wonderful Christmas

BIGGEST
OF 
CHRISTMASSY
HUGZ

Monday, 19 December 2011

Hubby's Xmas card


Good Morning,
Hope you all had a great weekend.
I have a quick share this morning,
I bought this cute image about 3 years ago with Darren in mind
and I've only just got round to actually using it.
I have used:
Mo Manning ~ Siku and Shiya
Kraft 
SU ~ Brads, Twine and Corner punches
Sizzix ~ Snowflakes
Scrim and rusty bells from stash
xXx
Thanks for looking
Big Hugz 

Saturday, 17 December 2011

ALLSORTS - Blue and Brown

Good morning,
This is a scheduled post and as of yet we have no snow!!!
Hopefully we get some.....
Mackenzie has been rushing to the window every morning!
Thankfully School has finished, 
and the alarm clock has been turned off!!
It's my turn to pick this fortnights challenge at ALLSORTS and I'd like to see 

BLUE and BROWN

I have used:
LOTV ~ Hello Cupcake
DooHickey ~ Swirl
Marianne ~ Open leaves
Martha Stewart ~ Sm Monarch Butterfly
Nestabilities ~ Labels 16
Wild Orchid ~ Flowers
Tim Holtz ~ DIs
Cotton Scrim and Pearl

Thanks for looking
BIG 
HUGZ


Thursday, 15 December 2011

Time to have fun

Good morning,
We have real miserable, wet and windy weather here today
My car is officially a write off, which means the courtesy car has to go back today, 
as they will only lend us a car if our car was to be repaired.
At least there's only one more day of school and I have done my Christmas shopping!
We're lucky enough to have Darrens work truck to get about in over Christmas too.
And at the end of the day there's a lot of people far worse off ~ so mustn't grumble.
xXx
I have a card to share this morning,
It's an order for a 40th birthday and he loves skiing, 
Because it's on Jan 1st I could get away with making a wintery card ~ just hope it doesn't look too Christmassy, with the snow!
I have used:
LOTV ~ Ski jump and sentiment
Magnolia papers
Kraft
Tim Holtz ~ DIs and Weathered clock
Nestabilities ~ Scallop and Classic circles
Sizzix ~ Number die
SU ~ Corner punch
Snowtex, cotton scrim, buttons and staples from stash
xXx
Hope he likes it!
Thanks for looking
BIG HUGZ



Tuesday, 13 December 2011

A card and a Thank you.

Good Morning.
Firstly I'd like to say a 
MASSIVE 
Thank you for all your kind
and thoughtful comments on my last post.
They meant so much to me.
I really appreciated each and everyone.
Thankfully I feel a lot better just the odd twinge, 
but that could just be my age lol!!!
xXx
I do have a card to share
 and there's a litte tag too
 I have used 
LOTV ~ Cake glorious cake and sentiment
Go Kreate ~ Lrge frilly #4
DooHickey ~ Tag, butterfly and swirl
Marianne ~ English rose, doily and leaves
Wild Orchid ~ flowers
Cotton scrim
Tim Holtz ~ DIs
xXx
Thanks for looking
BIG HUGZ



Saturday, 10 December 2011

No card from me this week,

Good morning everyone,
Hope you are well.
I haven't made any cards this week, 
But it's challenge time at

and 

So pop over and join the fun.

I, on the other hand, got up to a bit of distressing of a completely different nature!!!!



I had a momentary laps in concentration and like everyone keeps telling me, we all have them, I was just really unlucky and got caught out ~ BIG TIME!!! 
I just didn't see the car stop in front of me.
Felt stiff & very sore for a couple of days,
but thankfully on the mend, just sore chest when I reach for things.
Thankfully everyone was ok & a huge lesson has been learnt.
xXx
On a nicer note I will defo be back next week with a card.
BIG HUGZ
and take care everyone!

Saturday, 3 December 2011

ALLSORTS - GOING ROUND IN CIRCLES

Hello, just a quick post this morning
Had my Mum over for a few days and Mac's got a party this afternoon,
Going to put the decs up too so got to get on!

Anyway this week at ALLSORTS
our lovely Debs wants to see
 
CIRCLES

I really enjoyed this challenge and have made a small hanger that I've seen on a few blogs recently.
I made this for Mac and they are really quite simple and really effective. 
So I may make a few more for a few friends instead of Crimbo cards.
 
 
 
I have used:
Magnolia ~ Tilda with hanging heart
Nestabilities ~ Classic circles and scallops
Tim Holtz ~ DIs, Antique linen coredinations, holly die
SU ~ Kraft seam binding
Sentiment ~ borrowed from a friend 
Holly berries from ebay covered with pinfalir diamond ice
Small brads
xXx
Hope you'll join us this week and thanks for looking
BIG HUGZ 

 




Thursday, 1 December 2011

LOTV - Anything but Christmas

Happy December, hope everyone is well.
Mackenzie was at home yesterday due to the strike,
So we had lunch out with the neighbours, and then she had afternoon tea around her friend's, 
whilst me and his Mum caught up on the gossip LOL
so it was a lovely relaxing day together and I didn't want her to go back today!
She also had an absolute fantastic parents evening, so well done Kenz,

Anyway it's time for another great challenge over at LOTV
This week we're giving you some time off from all those Crimbo cards,
we'd like to see...

ANYTHING ... BUT  A CHRISTMAS CARD!

I have used one of the gorgeous new releases
"Positively Pampered"
I have also used:
DooHickey ~ Curly butterfly
Marianne ~ English rose, leaves and craftable circle
DieNamics ~ Daisy
Nestabilities ~ Deckled ovals,  labels 16 and 18
Tim Holtz ~ DIs
Wild Orchid ~ Corner
Stickles and Pearls 
Web ribbon from ebay
xXx
Thanks for looking,
Hope you can join us
BIG HUGZ 


Saturday, 26 November 2011

ALLSORTS and BASIC GREY DT

Happy Saturday everyone.
Can't believe it's nearly December, 
Our tree will go up on either Friday or Saturday.
Can't wait!
Anyway it's time for a challenge at ALLSORTS 
Helene wants to see


PENNANTS or BUNTING

I've made another Christmas card as I still need loads!
I have used:
Magnolia ~ Angel Tilda 
(the eagle eyed amongst you will recognise her from
last weeks card, told you I would do
something "a bit more me" with her LOL)
Magnolia Papers
Doohickey ~ Cloud, swirl and bunting
Marianne ~ Poinsettia, chinese rose and large snowflake
Angel charm from hobbycraft
Snowtext and Tim Holtz DIs

I'd like to enter the following:

The Dutch chickies magnolia challenge ~ Christmas card
It's a Magnolia challenge ~ Punches

Also it's time for another challenge at BASIC GREY
and we want you to use

SOMETHING FROM AROUND THE HOUSE

Well I came completely unstuck for this challenge
and had to do something quick and easy
Unlike the other DT girls, who's work is all STUNNING
 I have used Basic Grey ~ Curio

PLEASE REMEMBER YOU MUST USE A BASIC GREY PRODUCT!

Make sure you pop over to the challenge blogs where you'll find
prize details and the DTs gorgeous creations.

I hope you can join us.
 Thanks for looking
 BIG HUGZ






Saturday, 19 November 2011

ICING THE CAKE

Hi, only me again,
A quick post to share another Christmas card, 
I love this sweet image!
 I have used:
LOTV ~ Icing the cake
Cosmo cricket ~ Be good
Marianne ~ Chinese rose
Tim Holtz ~ Holly branch and DIs
Cuttlebug embossing folder ~ Snow (red paper)
SU ~ Photo corners
Cotton scrim

Please be kind

Yay ~ the weekend is here.
Which means it's time for another ALLSORTS challenge.

This week we want to see just

ONE LAYER

Well, you can imagine what a challenge this was for me  LOL,
After several attempts and lots of stressing I settled on this
I really don't like my card, but not to worry....
as soon as the photo was uploaded, my image was recycled.
xXx
Here's another attempt, 
which I thought would be ok for a male Xmas card, 
so this one didn't make the bin ~ unlike the rest of them!!!
xXx
Hope you can join us this week and
remember to check out the amazing work of the rest of the DT.

Thursday, 17 November 2011

Someone Special

Morning, 
My laptop still ok, but sticky keys & smells of coffee LOL

WOW 3 days running, steady on Fleur!
Hope everyone is well. 
nearly the weekend YAY!
It's the A teams turn over at 

This week we want to see...

A CHRISTMAS CARD 
FOR SOMEONE SPECIAL

Here's the card I was talking about earlier in 
the week for someone special.
Well it looks like Mac will be getting this one,
I'm sure she'll get another one of mine from the pets too.
So I hope she like it.
I have used:
LOTV ~ Moonlight wishes
Tim Holtz ~ Flurries
Sizzix ~ Primitive star
Whimsy ~ Stamp and die
Nestabilities ~ Label 16
Computer generated sentiment
Pinflair ~ Ice diamond
Wild orchid ~ Flowers
Doohickey ~ Leaf
Pearls from stash

Hope you can join us this week, 
please remember you must use a LOTV image.

I'd like to enter the following:
Bunny Zoe ~ Christmas with pearls

Thanks for looking
BIG HUGZ


Wednesday, 16 November 2011

Truly Scrumptious - Christmas pearls

Good morning
Hope all is good, I'm lucky I'm here this morning
as I spilt a whole cup of coffee on my laptop last night TUT TUT!
Anyway thankfully it still works.

It's time for another fab challenge at
and this fortnight we want to see....

CHRISTMAS CARDS WITH PEARLS

I have used:
Magnolia ~ Winter Tilda and papers
Nestabilities ~ Labels 18
Tim Holtz ~ Pine tree and DIs
Wild orchid ~ Pearls
Pinflair ~ Ice diamond (loving this)
Cotton scrim
xXx
Check the main blog for the DT samples and prize details

I'd like to enter the following:
Bunny Zoe ~ Christmas with pearls
Thanks for looking

BIG HUGZ

Tuesday, 15 November 2011

Have yourself a merry little Christmas.

Good morning ladies,
Well it's actually sunny in Spalding.
Hope you are all well.
I have a card to share that I started colouring in for hubby, 
but once I started to decorate it I think it's going to his parents.
Mac asked me the other day if I'd done her Xmas card yet,
I said I didn't know, as some I've done with her in mind, then changed my mind!
Her reply was....
"Actually Mummy, what would be really, really, special is, 
that if you actually made ME a card, 
just for for ME
no challenges, no themes and no DT cards"
Well I'm not sure she'll get one like that as a future theme is for someone special ,
so she may have to make do LOL!
xXx
Anyway here's the one for the in-laws.
I have used:
LOTV ~ Plum pudding
Magnolia ~ Christmas papers
Tim Holtz ~ Holly branch and DI's
Catslifepress ~ Sentiment
SU ~ Circle and scallop circle punches
Wild Orchid ~ Rose
Pinflair ~ Ice diamond
xXx
Thanks for looking.
Will be back tomorrow with my Truly Scrumptious DT card
BIG HUGZ 



Saturday, 12 November 2011

BASIC GREY - MIX AND MATCH

Only me!
Back with my BASIC GREY DT card,
Please scroll down to last post for my ALLSORTS DT card.
WOW, what fab, Basic Grey entries there were this last fortnight.
This week we want you to

MIX and MATCH
and remember you MUST use BG products, 
in this challenge you must use at least 2 differnet collections!
 
I have used BG ~ Kraft, Out of print and Marjolaine.
I have also used:
Magnolia ~ Tida as reindeer
Tim Holtz ~ Snow flurries, Holly, Pine cones, Reindeer in flight and DI's
Wild orchid crafts ~ Metal corner (crackle paint and stickles)
Cricut ~ Snowflakes
Pearls and cotton scrim
xXx
Thanks for looking,
I will really try to catch up with some commenting this week!
BIG HUGZ

ALLSORTS - Black, white + one colour

Good morning, 
It's challenge time again at ALLSORTS and thanks for all the gorgeous "non" square cards.
This week it's, my good friend, Nicola who has set the challenge.
She want's to see 

BLACK, WHITE + ONE COLOUR

I was a bit worried I'd used to much colour, but I'm pretty sure hair and skin tones are ok.
 
xXx
I have used:
LOTV ~ Wedding couple
Marianne ~ English rose and Open leaves
DooHickey ~ Antique lace border
xXx
Thanks for looking, 
will be back in a bit with my 
Basic Grey contribution

Friday, 11 November 2011

Remember

They shall not grow old, as we that are left grow old.
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun, and in the morning.
We will remember them.

xXx
Hugz 

Sunday, 6 November 2011

Icy Angel - Sneek Peek

Hello everyone,
Hope you are all loving the new LOTV images as much as I am,
if you weren't lucky enough to get your mitts on them at the NEC,
You haven't got much longer to wait for the online release.
10th November!
xXx
I love this Christmas angel, and again, 
the sentiment comes with the image,
how's that for good value!
xXx
xXx
I have added loads of sparkle to her wings but it doesn't really show in the pic.
I have used:
LOTV ~ Icy Angel
Tim Holtz ~ Pine tree and DIs
Marianne ~ Snowflake
Magnolia ~ 6x6 papers
SU ~ Twine and button
Pearls ans cotton scrim from stash
xXx
Thanks for looking
BIG HUGZ


Saturday, 5 November 2011

ALLSORTS DT card and a LOTV sneek peek

Happy Weekend and welcome to my new followers
WOW!!!
I have reached 400, I will soon have to have a little bit of candy as a thank you!
xXx
Hope the weather picks up a bit, for fireworks tonight.
We're going with the neighbours and then get a take away YUMMY!!!
Mackenzie had some fantastic news this week,
Sarah, our neighbour has asked her to bridesmaid, 
She's absolutly thrilled to bits.
She's been wanting to be a bridesmaid for ages ~
isn't it every girls dream!
I'm so excited for her ~ I even had a little tear!
xXx
Anway moving on to this weeks challenge at ALLSORTS
This week our lovely, talented Jill has chosen the theme
and she wants to see...

ANYTHING BUT A SQUARE
I have used:
LOTV ~ Twice as Nice (available here from the 10th Nov) also includes the sweet sentiment.
 DooHickey ~ Swirl
Nestabilities ~ Labels 16
Tim Holts ~ DIs
Flatback pearls, flowers, buttons, safety pin and charms from stash

Hope you can join us this week, 
pop over to the ALLSORTS challenge blog to see more inspiration
from the DT and details of this weeks prize

Will be back later with another sneek peek

BIG HUGZ 






Thursday, 3 November 2011

Another Lili of the valley Sneek Peek

Hello, me again!
Please scroll down for my LOTV DT card

I have another sneek peek to share from LOTV
I just love all of the new images,
and this one is just adorable!
 
It's called "Friends Forever"
and it comes with the sentiment ~ Perfect!
I have alsoe used:
MME ~ Blush
Nestabilites ~ Eyelet square and labels 16
Martha stewart ~ Sm monarch butterfly
Marianne ~ English rose and open leaves
Die-namics ~ Daisy
Cotton scrim, pearls and other flowers from stash.
I have used a olt of the same materials as for my last post but I feel the end result is completly different!

Thanks for looking
BIG HUGZ