Monday, 30 May 2011

Nicola's candy

Hi everyone, hope you are all enjoying this bank holiday, 
It's rained here all day!
We did go to Burghley country fair yesterday and although windy & cold it did stay dry.
Just a quick post tonight,
no card from me but just to let you know my friend
Nicola has gos some fab candy to celebrate her 1 year blogoversary!
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 Click on the photo to take you to her candy!
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Thanks for looking



Saturday, 28 May 2011

BASIC GREY - Shabby Chic

Hello, 
I'm back with my BASIC GREY DT card
and this fortnight the fab theme is.....

SHABBY CHIC
I have used Basic Grey ~ Hello Luscious
I have also used
LOTV ~ Hello Cupcake
Marianne D ~ English Rose (sorry if I'm boring you with these LOL)
Wild Orchid ~ Small Roses
Doohickey ~ Dragonflies and Antique Lace
Go Kreate ~ Tag
Tim Holtz ~ DIs, Stickles and Crackle paint
Charm, Pearls and Lace from stash
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Thanks for stopping by
BIG HUGZ


ALLSORTS - Things with wings

Hello, 
Thank you to those who entered our ALLSORTS blog hop, 
My winner is announced at the bottom of this post!
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This week it's my turn to set the theme and I would love to see
"THINGS WITH WINGS"
 I have used:
LOTV ~ Freedom
MME ~ Mabel
Marianne D ~ English rose
Doohickey ~ Swirly butterfly and Antique lace
Small butterfly punch
Tim Holtz ~ DIs and Stickles
Flatback pearls
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I would like to enter the following:
LOTV ~ Believe in fairies

Now onto
the winner of my prize .....

True Random Number Generator 
 
 
 
12 Powered by  
That's........
Gill A
congratulations Gill
please email me at 
darrenandfleur@aol.com

Thanks for looking & please pop back later to see my Basic Grey Dt card
HUGZ

Friday, 27 May 2011

ALLSORT'S Birthday Blog Hop!!!

THIS IS A STICKY 
PLEASE SCROLL DOWN FOR NEWER POSTS!

Good morning, 
This week ALLSORTS are celebrating their 2nd birthday,
I feel so proud to be a part of this fantastic challenge blog along with some truly lovely ladies! 
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To celerbrate ALLSORTS are having a blog hop.
There will be several prizes along the way, so hope you will join us.
xXx
To have a chance of winning one of the great prizes you will need to start at the main challenge blog,
then visit all of the DT members, where you will find clues to complete the following....

_ R_ _ _ // _ R A_ _

Hopefully you will have just hopped over from......

Debs and found her letter

I'm sure you've already guessed mine, lol

Now you need to hop over to Brenda to find hers!

You will also need to enter a card into this week's theme which
Brenda has chosen, and she would like this
gorgeous scene to inspire you!
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Here's my take....
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I have used
Magnolia ~ Tilda with swimsuit and Bridge deck
October afternoon ~ Fly a kite and Thrift shop
Marianne D ~ English rose die
Wild Orchid ~ Flowers
E.lm ~ Leaf punch
Tim Holtz ~ DIs and Stickles
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Thank you for visiting and if you leave your name with 
Mr Linky one lucky winner will have the chance of winning this cute
High Hopes stamp
Buddy Bear Candy Wrapper
which has been kindly donated by 
gif maker

and a selection of charms, spacers, gems, stickers and flowers from me!
Hugz


Wednesday, 25 May 2011

Afternoon tea

Happy Wednesday!
Thank goodness the wind has stopped and it's now a gorgeous day!
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A quick post to share, this sweet stamp came from
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I have used
Stamping Bella ~ Miranda in teacup
Echo Park ~ For the record
Marianne D ~ English rose and leaves
E.lm ~ Fern punch
SU ~ Ribbon and corner punch
Tim Holtz ~ Core~dinations,  DIs and stickles
Flat back pearls and staples
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I would like to enter the following
Creative Craft World ~ 3 or more flowers
Truly Scrumptious ~ Anything goes & DT call 
Creative Card Crew ~  Anything goes
I love this image as her is very similar to how I used to have mine LOL!
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Thanks for loooking
HUGZ

Tuesday, 24 May 2011

A Spoonful of Sugar - Thing's with wings

Hello, hope you are all well.
Hopefully the wind has died down, 
Darren had to cut one of our "Black Elderflowers" down as it had been battered about in the wind. 
It's been quite bad everywhere!
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Onto this weeks challenge at 
and we have a fab theme of

THING'S WITH WINGS

The DT have come up with some beautiful samples,
so be sure to check them out!
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I have used:
LOTV ~ Dandelion Clock
Bo Bunny 6 x 6 ~ Gabrielle
Nestabilities ~ Labels 18
Woodware ~ Recycled Kraft
DooHickey ~ Dragonflies
Mariane D ~ English Roses & Leaf
E.lm ~ Leaf Punch
SU ~ Corner Punch, Button and Twine
Tim Holtz ~ DIs and Stickles
Flat-backed pearls from stash.
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I am entering this card into the following:
LOTV ~ Here comes summer
Flutterby Wednesday's ~ Anything with wings
Fab 'n' Funky ~ Make your own blooms
Make it Monday ~ Anything goes
Thanks for looking and I hope you can join us this week
HUGZ


Saturday, 14 May 2011

BASIC GREY - Mix & Match

Hello, I'm back with my DT card for
BASIC GREY
(please scroll down to see my ALLSORTS DT creation!)

This fortnight Basic Grey  have a fab theme of
MIX and MATCH
We'd like you to use more than one BG item,
Please state which products you have used.
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I have used Hello Luscious, Marlolaine & Origins
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I have also used:
Belles and Whistles ~ Anyone for lemonade
Nestabilities ~ Labels 18
Marianne creatables ~ English rose die
Magnolia doohickey ~ Rose leaf die
E.lm ~ Leaf punch
SU ~ Scallop oval and small oval puches
Tim Holtz ~ Distress inks
Tim Holtz ~ Distress sickles ~Antique linen
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Thanks for looking
HUGZ




ALLSORTS - Teddy Bear's Picnic

Hi good morning, 
It's time for another fab challenge at
ALLSORTS
Firstly I'd like to say a big SORRY for not doing much commenting last week,
What with one thing and another I didn't get round to doing much blogging and
then when I did have some time Mr Blogger didn't want to know!
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Anyway, It's Saturday now and that means it's challenge time.
This week our lovely Debs has picked a theme  which is
perfect for the warm spell we've been having lately, she wants to see.....
TEDDY BEARS PICNIC
We are sponsored by Robyn's fetish,
who have kindly donated 5 digi images to one lucky winner.
The DT were given some of the fab digi images to play with.
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Now what would all bears love to have at a picnic?
That's right! Honey.
So with that in mind I have decorated a jar of honey.
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Ted looks like he's in for a treat! LOL
Hope he saves some for me, because I love honey on rich tea biscuits ~ Mmmm yummy!
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I have used:
Robyn's fetish digi ~Ms Cutie Bear
Woodware ~ Recycled Card
Martha Stewart ~ Pinking Scallop Punch
Bumble Bee Stamp
SU ~ Twine
SU ~ Word Window Punch
Studio G ~ Alphabet Set
Tim Holtz ~ DI
Fabric, Charm & Wire from stash.
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Thanks for looking and please pop back later to see my Basic Grey DT card.
HUGZ



Tuesday, 10 May 2011

A SPOON FULL OF SUGAR ~ SKETCH

Good morning, hope you are all well.
It's time for another fab challenge over at 


and this week Natalie has given us a gorgeous sketch to work with.
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I h ave used:
Magnolia ~ Tilda loves news
MME ~ Hattie
LOTV ~ Sentiment
E.lm ~ Branch punch
Wild Orchid ~ Flowers
Tim Holtz ~ DIs
SU ~ Cardstock
Lace from stash
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Hope you can join us
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I'd like to enter the following:
Bunny Zoe's crafts ~ Lace
Just Magnolia & Hanglar ~ Stitching
Crafter's companion ~ Girls birthday
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Thanks for looking 
BIG HUGZ


Saturday, 7 May 2011

ALLSORTS ~ Use at least 3 stamps

Hello, 
Hope the weather is still good, wherever you are,
Although we could do with some rain here ~ I can't remember the last time it rained properly.
xXx
Over at ALLSORTS it's Helene's theme & she would like to see you....

USE AT LEAST 3 STAMPS


I have used:
Magnolia ~ Tilda with wedding presents, Mini Tilda with small gift & Bunting
Magnolia papers
Catslife press ~ Sentiment
Small alphabet set for name
Nestabilities ~ Label 18
Tim Holtz ~ DIs
Stickles ~ Stardust
xXx
I would like to enter the folowing :
Just Magnolia & Hanglar ~ Optional stitching
Thanks for looking & hope you have a fab weekend
HUGZ



Friday, 6 May 2011

New Baby,

Hi, just a very quick post,
I have finally got round to making a baby card for one of the neighbours.
The blue looks much nicer in the real world, just couldn't get a fab piccy.
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I have used:
LOTV ~ Baby with blanket
LOTV~ Sentiment
SU ~ Kraft cardstock, Buttons, Twine & Ribbon
MME ~ Hattie
Tim Holtz ~ DIs
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Thanks for looking & enjoy the rest of your day
HUGZ