Saturday, 20 December 2008

happy christmas

Hi everyone

Hope you are all ready for christmas, we are all packed and ready to fly off to portugal for a fortnight so i wont be arround until next year (that sounds really weired) so Happy Christmas to you all.

Lots of love


Sunday, 7 December 2008

Pink Gem blog candy

Janet is giving away some fab blog candy over on pink gem designs, this is to celebrate 5000 hits to the site. if you haven't seen any of janets designes then go check them out they are super cute.

Tuesday, 2 December 2008

Blog candy

Over on Dotties world Louise is giving away some fab blog candy. This is in celebration of her birthday so go check it out. x x x x x x

Happy Birthday Louise x x x x x

Monday, 24 November 2008

the lovely Maddy has presented me with this award. Thank you so much. I would like to present it to all the followers of my blog. at the moment there are 6 of you following my blog so please pick this award up;
This blog invests and believes the PROXIMITY - nearness in space, time and relationships!These blogs are exceedingly charming. These kind blogger's aim to find and be friends. They are not interested in prizes or self-aggrandizement. Our hope is that when the ribbons of these prizes are cut, even more friendships are propagated. Please give more attention to these writers! Deliver this award to eight blogger's who must choose eight more and include this cleverly-written text into the body of their award.
Ive had these stamps from Elzybells for quite a while and have been trying to think of a wow card. after a lot of thought i decided i wanted to make a castle card and here it is....... i have made these three cd folders for karla, my sister in law lisa and my mums friend lorraine. they each contain cd's that i have recorded for them off sky plus. The first 2 were made using stamps designed by Janet Roberts over on pink gem designes
I think janets designes are fantastic. she has just introdused Jack Mimies brother, go over to pink gem designes and check them out.

Saturday, 22 November 2008

fantastic blog cndy

Debbie is offering some fantastic blog candy. so go and make a brew pull up a chair sit back and admire her fab work. she is such a tallented lady.

Crafty Muse

I am so naughty i forgot to upload these yesterday (slap on the wrists) I was so busy (working with darling hubby and going to a Paul Weller concert i totally Forgot) then this morning i went to my local craft shop for a demo by Amanda Bateman but she didnt show up. so at last i'm adding my contribution to the crafty muse challenge........

The challeng was to use the colour purple. I was out of my comfort zone on this one as i find purple hard to work with, So i hope you all like the results.
Go and check out crafty muse as Sammi has added a few more designs on there including som boys...

Tuesday, 18 November 2008

I went blog hopping the other day and came across a class set by crafts by caroline. I love the shape of this card.
The stamps are all sarah kay. The pp are from a case of papers that my darling husband bought me from costco. (i only used scraps)

completed college project

This was our project at college last week. It contains lots of techneques. This will be my parents christmas card this year as i know they will appreciate all the hard work that went into it.
The card was made using 5 A4 pieces of white card as the main structure.

Inside the card.
Thank you Tina for such a fab class.

Sunday, 9 November 2008

Crafty Muse is now open

Crafty muse is now open. I was very pleased when Sammi asked if i would like to be on her design team. She has set a fortnightly challenge this weeks challenge is..............

"Our first challenge is to use Angelique with flowers ... So we are giving her away as a freebie image so that you can play!"

If you would like to take part hop on over to Crafty Muse and collect your free image.I thought i would give Angelique a little dimension. i took some silk flowers apart cut one of the layers in half and glued them together. i then got some glitter glue and added it to the petals.
I also decorated the inside of the card to match the front of the card.

Tuesday, 4 November 2008

Dottie black, white with a splash of colour challenge

This week on Dotties World Adele set the challenge

Black, white and a splash of .........COLOUR!!!
I want your creations this week to include one or more of the
Charmed Download images and to be only 3 main colours. Black, white and one colour of your choice. You can use as many tones of grey and of your chosen colour and you can obviously use a skintone and haircolour ( I am feeling generous! LOL )but that's it.

This is what i came up with. Sorry about the photo's i had to put the card together whilst out in dh van. I used the paisly cuttlebug embossing folder ( I did this bit at home) I used one of the fantastic new images designed by louise. you can find this lovely fellow over on charmed cards and crafts I used lots of different shades of grey. and the hint of lime green to colour him in. i used my prisma pencils and sansador.

I hope you like it

Monday, 27 October 2008

3 posts in one day

Here are some of the christmas cards that i made this weekend.

This one is using the lovely penguin stamp from Elzybells art stamps
I think he is so cute. I have put flock on his tummy. To make the card i used white card stock. cuttlebug swiss dots embossing folder. I then cut a scalloped frame using a circle punch and a scalloped circle punch. For this card i have used the snowflake cuttlebug embossing folder. white organser ribbon coloured paper. the image is again from Elzybells art stamps, she is coloured using prisma pencils and blended with sansador. I have then used diamond stickles on her wings and on the tree.

Penny Black week 20 challenge + A spoonful 0f sugar Challenge

My best friends daughter has just left home to attend uni. she asked if we could send her halloween cards, This fitted in lovely as i wanted to enter the spoon full of sugar challenge which is 'Halloween' and i have also entered the penny black challenge for the first time.
The challenge was
Bump In The Night
As Halloween is approaching we would like to see your spooky cards/projects this week.
As always it's entirely up to you what you make - card, atc, altered art etc... As long as you use at least 1 Penny Black Image.

Ihave used black card, orange bazil bling. The cuttlebug haunted house embossing folder, i also used the spider web embossing folder and then cut the web out with a craft knife, I then used distress inks to colour it. The spider was from a local supermarket (it was a ring but i cut the back off and glued it onto the card using silicone glue) The penny black image was.....kitty witch from the margaret sherry collection.This is a picture of the inside of the card, again i used black card stock. orange bazil bling, the other half of the spiders web that was used on the front of the card. The penny black image used here was "Brown bag monster" also from the margaret sherry collection.

Juliets blog candy

Juliet has some fantastic blog candy to give away she is celebrating 10,000 hits on her blog, so go grab yourself a cuppa and visit her blog. (she is a very talented lady and was featured on the insperational blog this week)

Tuesday, 21 October 2008

Dotties Challenge

"Make something using a Charmed download but IT CAN'T BE A CARD!"
This is the challenge over on Dotties world set by Louise.
I was in the middle of a project that i was finishing off for my monday craft class and i had the fab idea of making it into a halloween cake, then louise sets this wonderfull challenge.
Each of the pieces of cake are filled with sweets ready for halloween.

pp is karen fosters halloween papers. card is orange bazil bling, flowers are cut using xcut flower punch. spiders web is a magnolia stamp from the recent autumn collection. and of course dottie downloads

Wednesday, 8 October 2008

This weeks challenge over on dotties world is set by Juliet.....
This week, I'd like you to create something on the theme 'Love is......' and I would like to see a message or journalling on the FRONT of your card. As usual, you must include one of the Dottie downloads
Well i had lots of fun with this challenge. I decided i didnt want to do couples so i twisted it a little and as i'm away from home this week i had limited resources.

I made this card whilst travelling around in darling hubbies van. so im sorry about the quality of the pictures.

The images were the ready coloured images from the rock and roll dottie and george that can be found over on charmed cards and crafts The stage was a pre colored image from the christmas collection. PP were from my mums scrap box as were the buttons and the wire. the words were printed on the computer.

Saturday, 4 October 2008

here are some atc's that i have made they are all using magnolia stamps. I thought i would enter them in for the design team call over on tilda and co challenge blog.