Sunday 30 January 2011

Good news!!!!!!!!! and Cards for my Mum

Well would you believe it I won first prize in the Polka doodles challenge blg for the ladybird card I made a week or so ago.  Needless to say I am over the moon.  Not sure what I've won yet but wow!  It was my first challenge with Polka doodles. 

Also made a couple of cards for my Mum this week. I created this using My craft studio Klever Konstruction cdrom. I added the words and resized the image to roughly fit a 5" by 5" card, Matted and layered it onto mirror board and decoupaged the little girl and the flowers. Thought it was such a cute image.
Here's an easel card off the same cdrom, I decoupaged the butterflies and glittered them. I also decoupaged the flowers too.There's some beautiful shaped cards and images on the disc.
That's all for now. Someone needs to check the tea and dancing on ice is on later too.  xx

Tuesday 25 January 2011

Crafters Companion Challenge blog entry!

There is a sketch for this months Crafters Companion Challenge blog with an added theme of something new.  So I've followed the sketch and the theme and made a card for a   new home.

Now what did I use:
The Swalk 2 -  Thinking of you stamp, coloured in using promarkers.
Backing papers from  Curio paper pad.
New home sentiment Kanban stamp.
Nellie's multi frame die(my first purchase of a die)
Marianne Design Creatables swirl die.
Peel off letters for 'Sold'.
Buttons & ribbon too.


Wow look what I won!!!!

How generous is Enfys throwing a week long blog party.  On Sunday I found out that I'd won the 'guess how many  doodle dewdrops were in the tube from Polka doodles.Wow...................  I was so excited, still am.  The parcel arrived just now.Look at this...............
In the parcel were: Polka doodles 'Sugar Birdies' collectors limited edition cdrom, gems, cuttlebug shell collage embossing folder, cuttlebug dog die, permanent marker, fru fru ribbon, 3 anita's ribbons, green doodle drops, K&Company beautiful brads, polka doodles frame stamp, masculine names rubber stamps and feminine names rubber stamps.  How lucky am I!!!!! Thank you Enfys. Enfys work is both inspiring, creative and beautiful, I love following her work.  To check out her work go to:

Also last week I received a little something I'd been after for a while and decided to treat myself with my Christmas money.  It is fantastic. Here it is....

I felt so guilty, with it being a considerable purchase but my lovely hubby encouraged me to get it. I bought it from and for £57.95 they include 3 cuttlebug folders of your choice and the mini ones too.  It's a fab place to purchase all craft goodies and the service is impeccable and prompt.  Free delivery too as you need to spend at least £10 to order.  Check them out.

Well that's it for now. Going to do a few jobs.  back soon to post a card up.
Happy Crafting  x

Tuesday 18 January 2011

A Challenge

Today I thought I'd have a go at entering a challenge for a change.It's for the Polka Doodle blog.You can find them at The design team are inspirational and Polka doodles products are second to none.Also entered it for Enfys challenge brave aren't I, not sure how long it'll last......
To make the card I used a red 5" square card blank
Freebies from Polka doodles-word happy and red and white spotty paper
blue and white striped paper and blue card
Ladybird image from Paper Boutique Vol 1
printed out the word Days and used red ribbon and buttons.

I really enjoyed making it.That's it for now. x

Sunday 16 January 2011

Goodies from LOTV!!!

Well here are the goodies that arrived on Friday in time for me to make my first LOTV card -ever! for my nephew.My Tilda stamps arrived the day before.
 For my card I used:
5" square card blank, free spotty backing paper, cut a square aperture using my xcut shape cutter, and backed my sporty boy square pic onto blue card.
That's it for now.My daughter is chomping at the bit to get onto the computer so off I pop. x

Pop over to Jacque's blog and check this out!!!!

 Pop over to Jacque's blog for Happy Sunday and a warm welcome to SUNDAY SENSATIONS from Magnolia-licious for another opportunity to win a fabulous prize being offered by Diana at Magnolia-licious.Jacque's blog is:
Have fun x

Wednesday 12 January 2011

Pop over to Enfys blog for a party!!!!

  Enfys is so talented so pop over to her blog as she's having a week long blog party, lots of fun, lots of games and lots of prizes to be won.She's arranged this to say a huge thank you to her followers, and those who subscribe by email.
Each day she will feature a new mini competition, and a new bunch of prizes. The comments for each competition will be kept open until midnight GMT (7:00 PM EST) on Saturday 22nd January 2011and announced on Sunday 23rd January.

Have fun x

Spend,spend, spend!!!!

Well the Lili of the Valley stamps were calling , so what else could I do but buy some. I've seen so many of the stamps on the LOTV design teams blogs that I just had to have them.  I succumbed to the 'Together forever' stamp. the 'Love grows' stamp and....... yes there's more some of their cute squares-romance,tea and chat and sporty boys.  So Ill show you my goodies when they arrive-so excited.  I really want to explore stamping more so here's hoping. Talking of stamping I treated myself to a couple more stamps in 'The Glitterpot' sale, some Magnolia stamps as I haven't any at all so thought another little treat with my Christmas money.That's all for now, no cards today as I had Physio for my back yesterday and feeling pretty ropey today....maybe tomorrow.
Take care x x

Saturday 8 January 2011

Mini Memory book for my Sister

Well it's my Sister's birthday this weekend and I wanted to do a little memory book from my daughter as a little keepsake gift.  I made it on Wednesday but this is the first chance I've had to show it.Hope she likes it.

I used a papermania chipboard mini book that had scalloped cream piesces of paper in it. I even tried a bit of colour blending for the first time with my cut and dry foam and memento inks, it looked abit boring left as chip board and cream. Had some freebie papers, gems and flowers, few sentiments and it was done. Well that's me for now.See you soon.... x

Monday 3 January 2011

Thank you cards

Yesterday saw me making a batch of thank you cards for my daughter to send to family.  I managed six little ones. I'm trying really hard to use my stamps, papers and any bits of decoupage I have in my stash so as not to use the printer too much.  Being mainly a cd crafter this was easier than I thought as I'm really into my stamping now. I used a Daisy and Dandelion decoupage sheet, one of their backing papers, ribbon,gold mirror board and a stamped 'for you' tag. For the other cards I used a free forever friends stamp coloured with promarkers, ribbon, gold mirror board and a stamped 'for you' tag. Six done many more to do. x

Saturday 1 January 2011

Happy New Year!!!!!!!!!

I just wanted to wish everyone a Happy New Year.  I hope you all had a good night, just a quiet one for us. All the best for 2011. No crafting for a few days as had to clear my dining room table for family coming round for a meal, don't think it'll stay tidy for long though.
Love Debs x

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