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Friday, 18 November 2011


I made this card for the friendship swap on Docrafts, and  then realized it fits the wild orchid challenge.

Image is from MCS , punch is martha stewart, flowers wild orchid, pearls, pins and ribbon from stash
wildorchidchallenge.      brown and blue.

Well going out for a meal tonight with friends, so off to get ready.                                                               

Wednesday, 16 November 2011

Busy, Busy, Busy.

Well I love Christmas, when it finally arrives, but hate all the hastle of shopping for presents, so this year I decided that I would give christmas cakes as presents, so have been busy this week, weighing out ingredients, soaking fruit in brandy, and baking cakes, 6 down and 3 still to make, and will start decorating them tomorrow, as 4 have to be ready for a trip down to Birmingham  at the end of Nov. Anyway in between cakes I have managed to make a few cards and here is one of them, it's for our grandson's first christmas.

and here's the inside

It's an 8 x 8 card, and the image, backing paper and inserts are all from a   crafters companion ,popcorn  bear CD, sentiment was done on the computer, and i've added ribbon and a couple of gems
I am entering it in the following challenges

foreverfriendschallenge     Christmas is coming
ccmonthlychallenge.  Let it snow
herecometheboysblogchallenge.  white, red and green 

Well on with the card making. thanks for taking the time to visit my blog.                   

Tuesday, 8 November 2011


I saw this stamp at the Harrogate craft show at the LOTV stall, £2.00 from the sale goes to children in need, and as I was born in Pudsey I had to buy it. And here is one of the cards I made.

I am going to make all my grandchildren a card with the stamp
I coloured  Pudsey with copics, and made my own backing paper, cut a flower with my silhouette robo and added a brad for a bit of bling.

I am entering it in the following challenges
sketchandstashchallenge    no 74  new stash  the stamp
craftybootschallenge  young at heart
foreverfriendschallenge   bling bling

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Sunday, 6 November 2011

What a lovely day

Well I thought that after the bonfires and fireworks of last night it would be a foggy day today, but it has been a lovely day, with the sun shining brightly, only thing is , the sun shows up the dust, ah well a bit of dust never hurt anyone, and today I am cardmaking, so dusting can wait till tomorrow. I am finally getting to grips with my robo silhouette, and I cut these flowers with it. They were made just using a basic heart shape, welded together to make a flower, cut out in different sizes, and layered up.

I used craft card for the base, and used a papermania birdsong stamp and versemark to make the background, the papers are also papermania birdsong, added a few green gems and sentiment was done on computer.
I am entering it in the following challenges

.4craftychicks  challenge 62 diecuts
cardmakinmamas.   challenge 32 cut it out
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Wednesday, 2 November 2011

Where does it go

The time I mean, I always seem to be rushing about and getting nothing done.Well I did make 34 birthday invites for my grandsons party, and had the grandchildren for a day, as it was half term,and we did our first carboot sale on Sun, now that was an experience.Anyway I have managed to make a card this week, and here it is

I love this cute image, it's from a popcorn bear CD as is the backing paper, I used nesties to cut the circles, and the large snoflake is a cuttlebug die, the small ones are punched, and they are covered with stickles. The ribbon is a scrap from my box, and the pearls and gems are also from my stash I am entering this card in the following challenges

sketchandstashchallenge. no73
dreamvalleychallenges   no 19 anything goes
crafters companion challenge   no 18 Let it Snow   

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