Tuesday, 30 August 2011

A SPOON FULL OF SUGAR - Party and some sad news

Morning, It's time for another challenge at 
Sadly this is the last card I will be making for this fab challenge as it is closing down,
I would love to thank both Nikki and Debbie
for giving me the fab opportunity to be part of such a well love challenge blog.
Although sad news, We would love you to......

PARTY!!!
 I have used :
Magnolia ~ Tilda and Edwin dancing
Basic grey ~ Out of print
Doohickey ~ Swirl, Leaves, Vintage daisies, Vintage lace and Bunting,
Cotton Scrim (really cheap from the building section at B and Q)
SU ~ Twine
Tim Holtz ~ DIs
Brads from stash

I really hope you will join our final challenge.
Thanks for looking
Hugz



Saturday, 27 August 2011

ALLSORTS - Back to School

Good morning!
It's time for another ALLSORTS challenge.
Firstly I'd like to say a massive thank you for all your gorgeous entries last week.
Brenda must have had a hard time picking her top 5!

I don't know about those of you who have school children,
but I have found the holidays have just flown by.
I know some have already gone back, but I'm not looking forward to it.
Although I can get some quite crafting done LOL
Anyway for this this reason I have chosen the theme

BACK TO SCHOOL

I would love to see anything to do with either starting or going back to school!

 I have used:

LOTV ~ Back to school
Whiff of joy ~ Petal corner punch
Nellies ~ Doily die
Whimsey ~ Stamps and die
Small butterfly punch
Tim Holtz ~ DIs and small paper clip
Staples and flat back pearls

Our sponsor this week is

Hope you will join us

I would like to enter the following :
For Fun Challenges ~ Back to school
TotallyPaperCrafts  ~Back to school
Stamp Something ~ Back to school
Thanks for looking,
BIG HUGZ




Saturday, 20 August 2011

ALLSORTS - You've been framed and BASIC GREY - Anything goes

Good morning,
I can't believe we only have 2 weeks left of the summer holidays,
The time has just flown by!
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I have 2 DT cards to share this morning.
Firstly over at ALLSORTS Brenda has set a great theme

"You've been framed"

You just need to use a frame anywhere on your project.
We are sponsored this week by the lovely Sir Stampalot, pop over to the main blog to see their fab prize.
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I have used:
Magnolia ~ Tilda in Butterfly Dress
Marianne D ~ English Rose and Leaves
Basic Grey  ~ Out of Print and Kraft
Nestabilities ~ Circle and Butterfly
SU ~ Corner Punch
Kuretake ~ Flower Petal Corner Punch
Cuttlebug ~ Floral Embossing Folder
Tim Holtz ~ DIs and Spinners
Brads and Chipboard frame from stash
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Next up is my DT card for BASIC GREY and this fortnight
 
Anything Goes
 
 
Our sponsors are the fantastic Simon Says Stamp, pop over to the main blog to find out more. 
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I have used:
Magnolia ~ Nurse Tilda (perfect for my sister's birthday & my many nursing friends)
Basic Grey ~ Out of Print and Kraft
Marianne D ~ English Rose
Doohickey ~ Swirl
SU ~ Corner Punch and Jewellery Tag Punch
Nestabilities ~ Butterfly, Classic Oval and Scallop Oval
Catslife press ~ Sentiment Seal
Tim Holtz ~ DIs and Stickles
Pearls from stash
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Thnaks for looking and I hope you can join us for both challenges.

BIG HUGZ








Saturday, 13 August 2011

Another friend card & a silly story!!!!

Evening all,
Hope you all have had a lovely day so far, 
We've been shopping for school stuff today. 
We got a £5 voucher for spending over £25 on school clothes,
 so I decided to nip back in and get Mac some new undies. 
I could only use this voucher on Kid's clothes if I spent another £25 excluding school wear, 
well as it came to £28 for I handed the voucher over and she kindly told me sorry, I couldn't use it on school wear, I told her it wasn't schoolwear, it was underwear and she said yes but she'd wear it for school!!!
I couldn't believe it, I thought she was joking, anyway after a bit of a discussion, she called for someone higher up, and thankfully she saw sense and let me use it. I mean how petty, 
I know it was only a fiver, But it's the principal of the matter!!!!
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Anyway onto my 2nd creation of the day.
I had another order for a friend card, so here it is!
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I have used:
Magnolia ~ Shopping Tilda (as requested)
Basic Grey ~ Kraft and Out of Print
Nellie ~ Doily Die
Doohickey  ~Antique Lace Border and Leaves
Marianne D ~ English Rose
DieNamics ~ Daisy Die
Whimsy Stamps ~ Sm Postage Stamps and Die
Scrim ~ From Homebase
Tim Holtz ~ DIs and Cardstock
and
My NEW photo corner punch ~ have been after this for ages, it was available as a die but had become discontinued, but thankfully has been made available as a die here
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Thank you so much for looking,
Enjoy the rest of the weekend
Big HUGZ

 



ALLSORTS - Anything but a card.

Hello everyone.
It's time for another fab challenge over at ALLSORTS
This week it's Deb's turn to pick a theme and she wants to see

ANYTHING BUT A CARD

I have been asked to make a surprise mini album
for a couple who have just celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary.
I have kept it quite simple, not too many embelishments!
The photos are mainly family & friends who shared their celebrations.
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Just a few pages to share.
I have used Magnolia mini papers in gold & cream ~ Perfect for the album !

Wednesday, 10 August 2011

Truly Scrumptious - Lace it up

Hello, I can't believe we are already halfway through the summer holidays,
It'll be Christmas soon, and I haven't done 1 card yet!!!
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Moving on ..............
It's challenge time again at Truly Scrumptious
and this fornight we want you to 

LACE IT UP

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I have used:
LOTV ~ Wedding couple (yes AGAIN!!!) I love it , and Sentiment
Bo Bunny ~ Gabrielle
Nestabilities ~ Mega Label 4
Doohickey ~ Swirl, Sm Dragonfly
Marianne D ~ English Roses
SU ~ Oval Punch, Jewellery Tag, Sentiment & Button
Tim Holtz ~ DIs & Stickles
Lace & Pearls from stash.
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Our Sponsor this fortnight is
Pop over to the main blog to find out more!
Thank you for looking

I'd like to enter the following :
Papertake Weekly Challenge ~ Grow your own
BIG HUGZ



Monday, 8 August 2011

Finally a winner of my blog candy

Good morning & a happy Monday to you all,
Mackenzie finally got round to picking a winner using random org.
 
True Random Number Generator
  1
118
9  
 
and that means the winner is ..................................
 
CONGRATULATIONS 
Debbie, please contact me at darrenandfleur@aol.com
by Monday 15th august or I will redraw.

Sorry to everyone else!

BIG HUGZ 

 

Saturday, 6 August 2011

ALLSORTS ~ Seeing red.

Happy Saturday,
Hope everyone is having fun,
Can I just say a massive THANK YOU to all who entered my candy &
HELLO! to my new followers, I hope you stay around. I will try and get to visit you at some point.
I'll draw the winner later as I promised Mac she could do the random thingy!
Just seem to have been so busy. Hardly done any crafting since Mac's been off school, And  it was lovely to see so many fab entries in our ALLSORTS free & easy month, 
but crikey it did take some time commenting LOL!
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I haven't had time to do my Basic Grey card either & I hate letting the team down, so I'm sorry about that!
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Anyway we're back to normal at ALLSORTS & Helene has set us a theme of 

RED

Now, at first I automatically thought Christmas, 
but then someone wanted a card for their Mum 
& where I can, I try to fit a card with a theme, so I decided to use Red for this.
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I have used:
LOTV ~ Mix it and Make it (I love this sweet image)
Doohickey ~ Swirl and Sm dragonfly
Marianne D ~ English rose and Open leaves
SU ~  Button, Corner & Jewellery punches
Sizzix ~ Number die (Very useful item recently)
Tim Holtz ~ DIs and Stickles.
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I'd like to enter the following:
Cupcake ~ How old?
Papertake Weekly ~ Anything goes
LOTV ~ Roses
Thanks for looking
BIG HUGZ 




Thursday, 4 August 2011

2nd Blogoversary Candy

This is a sticky post, 
please scroll down for recent posts.
I'm back, as promised!
I can't believe I have been blogging for 2 years,
I have made some lovely friends and have been lucky
enough to get on some great challenge blogs!
As a thank you I am have a little bit of blog candy
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My candy includes:
  • Clear stamp set ~ Flower girls
  • 1 pack of felt white ribbon
  • 8  lengths of black & white ribbon
  • 10 Pearl hat pins
  • 6 Diamante hat pins
  • Approx 35 silver charms (inc: flowers, pumpkins, hearts & hand made)
  • Approx 30 black fabric flowers
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To enter you must:
  • Be or become a genuine follower
( I would love my candy to go to someone who loves my blog)
  • Put the picture in your sidebar
  • Link back to my blog
  • Leave your name with Mr Linky
xXx
  • Candy is open to bloggers anywhere 
  • Will run until 4th of August
I will pick a winner soon after, using random org.

Wednesday, 3 August 2011

My Craft Stamper card

Hi everyone, hope you are all good, 
I'm really sorry but I can't stand this heat ~ it's sooooo muggy!
Just thought I'd share the card that I made for the Craft Stamper magazine.
I was chuffed to bits to get it published, such an ego booster
& also I came in the top 5 over at TOMIC ~ SO CooooooooL!
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Anyway here's my card
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I have used:
LOTV ~ Mix it and Make it
Basic Grey ~ Kraft basics
MME ~ Hattie
Doohickey ~ Sm dragonfly
Marianne D ~ Leaves
WOC ~ Various roses
SU ~ Kraft seam binding
Flat-backed pearls
Tim Holtz ~ DIs
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Thanks for looking.
BIG HUGZ