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Thursday, 30 April 2009

Will Apologise in advance

I have a very busy bank holiday weekend ahead, with family and friends and a stall. So I wont probably be online back until Tuesday next week.

Have a super duper bank holiday weekend and catch up with you all soon.


My Card For CCSR's Stampin Chic Colour Challenge and Clare's Sketch Challenge

This card has several firsts for me. The first time using the Papermania Duo Stamp With Happy Birthday, the first time stamping onto Vellum, the first time using this colour combination of turquoise and yellow and the first time i managed to start and finish a new card in just over an hour.
I had this card idea almost instantly as soon as i saw the colour challenge at Stampin Chic, however with a busy bank holiday ahead i couldnt decide where to put the ribbon that is until i saw clares sketch challenge. I have used the sketch in a portrait layout.

I stamped the Happy Birthday in turquoise blending blocks all over the card black. Stamped the Daisley stamp for the Doodle Stamp set onto the turquoise card. Added the butterfly, created a trail with a pokey tool, and added adhesive gems. I hope you like.

Products used:
Papermania Duo Stamp - Happy Birthday and Present
CCSR Doodle Stamp Set
Watermark Ink Pad
Black Pigment Ink
Clear Embossing Powder
Plain Vellum
Waterbrush Markers
Adhesive Gems
Wide turquise organza ribbon

and some great music to listen to whilst making the card.

Monday, 27 April 2009

New Card For Clare's Sketch Challenge

I have created this card for Clare's Sketch Challenge over at docrafts. I have used the free stamp offered in last issue of Creativity to create my own background with Black Sparkling Embossing Powder. Added Doodlebug cardstock, Stamped the main image onto white card, added ribbon across the doodlebug cardstock and the stamped image. I edged the stamped image with black pen and drew a free hand border around the flower.

I usually sketch my card designs first, to ensure that i will be happy with the final card. however this time i bravely started with the idea in my head, no idea how the finished card would look like. I am quiet happy with this card. Enjoy.
Products used:
Free Stamp With Creativity Magazine
Black Sparkling Embossing Powder
Black Pigment Ink Pad
Doodlebug Cardstock
Black everyday ribbon - stripy black and plain black.
Dual tip whisper brush markers.

Saturday, 25 April 2009

Delicious Blog Candy Up For Grabs

Whilst blog hopping, i found lots of new blogs and I came across This and That blog. They have some delicious blog candy up for grabs. The blog candy contains:
1 dotty flower stamp set,
1 Cute fairy stamp by dimension fourth,
1 pack blonde moments sugar dumpling papers,
2 packs tags,
Assorted Chipboard shapes,
Assorted wooden shapes,
3 sets fibres which match the papers,
1 tub of buttons to match the papers,
Large fabric flower,Chipboard numbers 0-9,
Pack 5 square white cards and envelopes
For more details please visit:
Be quick the deadline for this is the 1st May 2009

Wednesday, 22 April 2009

CCSR Sketch Challenge Card and Clare's No Patterned Paper Challenge

I have created another card using Clare's Sketch Challenge, instead of using a square i decided to use papermania flowers with a brad.

I have kept on changing this card since i started making it in bits and bobs on Sunday (bad Crafting hair day). I have now come to the point where i am happy with it.

I stamped the cupcake and present stamp on the background and embossed it. Coloured the image using waterbrush markers.

Products used:
CCSR Stamping Chic - Party
Pink Cardstock
Pink Pigment ink - two different shades
Watermark Ink Pad
Clear Embossing powder
Waterbrush Markers

Monday, 20 April 2009

Second Card for Clare's No Patterned Paper Challenge

I loved the layout Olga used in the last issue of creativity, i decided to adopt it here using the CCSR Range. I stamped the doodle stamp in pink on the pink card, edged the edges in pink ink and powder. Stamped three of the images from CCSR Stamping Chic Party Stamp Set and cut them and matted and layered. Hand wrote the words enjoy, and added the button for a touch.

Products used:
CCSR Doodle and CCSR Stamping Chic Party Stamp Set
Papermania Buttons
White Embossing Powder
Embossing Pen
Pink and Brown Card
Pink Pigment Ink
Pink Embossing Powder
Adhesive Gem Stone Wheel 3mm
Waterbrush markers

Sunday, 19 April 2009

Bad Hair Day

Today I feel like I have been having a really long bad hair day but in the crafting world! Its not a crafting block, I have the ideas in my head, and then when i go to transform it, I get stuck or it dont look right. Which has made me feel down with my crafting, so i have put the half finished ideas to one side, however i will come back to it a later time or until a light bulb clicks in my head! :(

Saturday, 18 April 2009

Daisy And Dandelion Range

This new range is fantastic. I love it. They are so cute. Just see the Daisy and Dandelion blog and challenge blog for lots of inspiration. The latest docraft magazine as so much inspiration from E. Martin - the wonderful designer and creator of this range. Also take a look in Clare Curds Corner for further inspiration. Spread the word, love it. You will find lots of inspiration in the docrafts gallery alone from other crafters.

See the avatar on the right hand panel

Card For Clare's No Patterned Paper Challenge

I am just loving stamping at the moment. And when i heard about Clare's challenge for this week using no patterend paper, I was jumping for Joy. I already have so many cards in my gallery using no patterned papers at docrafts. However i will enter this card for the challenge.
Its great getting back into crafting, I am in love with it.
For this card, i have used coordinations cardstock, Clare's Doodle Stamp Set, Watermark Ink Pad, Papermania Floral Stamp Set, Clear Embossing Powder, circle punch, clear glitter glue. adhesive gem stones.
I stamped the floral corner stamp from the papermania stamp set using a watermark ink pad and clear embossing powder. On the strip of pink card, i off stamped one of the doodle stamps. Added circle punches to the bottom, covered those in glitter. And the rest is as shown as above. I have also doodled around the edges.

Monday, 13 April 2009

New Card

I have created this new card, not really new. Created this about two and half weeks ago just before my holiday using the papermania duo stamp. Bargain stamps for only £1.99. I have got a few of those. I also used everyday ribbon, coordinations cardstock, and pearlescent glitter glue. Where the ribbon currently is, will replace it with a greeting, or a smaller stamp i think.

Have left it blank for a greeting to be added for when the occasion comes.

Friday, 10 April 2009

Nominations for Kreativ Blog

Here are my 7 nominations for Kreativ Blog award:

Saturday Secrets
This is the blog for my good friend Olga, I find her work inspiring and she has appeared in Docrafts magazine a few times. I look forward to seeing more of her work in her gallery and in the magazine. I love her blog. Miss our chats though.

Sue Lesley's Craft Room
I first come across her work in her docraft magazine when she was in online spot. I love her style of card making. Keep up with the good work.

Ruth's Passion For Cards
I enjoy reading your blog and your style. I am thankful for Ruth in the kickstart she gave me with this blog and her words of encouragement. So i nominate you as well for this award.

Claire's Crafty Blog
Not to be confused with Clare Curd, this is another Claire. Not only is she a regular card maker who updates her blog regularly. She is also a great supporter of blogs and leaves comments, which is very supportive and i am encouraged by. Thank you.

Elaine Starks Simpli Crafti
Another fabulous blog, and great card maker. Thank you for your support and comments. Keep up the great work with your blog.

Gina G's Crafty Place
I also adore the work and the blog of Gina G. Her blog is great, do take the time to check her work out on her blog and on the docraft gallery.

One of the very first few friends i made when i first registered with docrafts and started posting here. Very supportive and kind individual. Great blog.

I would like to take the time to thank everyone for following my blog, leaving comments on my blog and supporting me and my work. It is truly appreciated it and i appreciate every comment and words of encouragement.

Many Thanks, Have a happy easter and a great weekend.

Thursday, 9 April 2009

My First Blogging Award

Thank you Agnes for this award and saying such lovely things about my blog. It does encourage me. I am truly touched and honoured that people find my blog interesting.

I only come across Agnes blog today as she nominated me for this award. I like what i see already, please see her blog here:

I am still learning how to blog, would love to learn how to put a link on where by you click on the name and it takes you to a blog or a site!

Here are the rules for this award:
1. Thank the person who nominated you for this award.
2. Copy the logo and place it on your blog
3. Link to the person who nominated you for this award
4. Name 7 things about yourself that people might find interesting
5. Nominate 7 Kreativ Bloggers
6. Post links to 7 blogs you nominate
7. Leave a comment on each of the blogs, letting them know they have been nominated.

This is the most difficult part, to write 7 things about myself, people may find interesting:
Weight Loss
Over 2 years ago, i lost over 4 and half stone in weight to achieve my target goal. I now happily wear size 10 to 12 clothes. I feel better for it and have gained in confidence.
I love to cook and I have lots of receipe books. I am constantly trying new receipes and taking the results to work. Just this week, I have made pineapple upside down and yesterday i made Chocolate Cheesecake Brownies. I will be making Carrot Cake tomorrow and Monday I will be making Cherry Cake. You may have noticed it from this list, it is mostly cakes and desserts i love to make!!!!!!!! Yes i do have a sweet tooth! Bad girl, and how did i loose that weight??!?!
I love the wrestling business, some may find it childish. But you have to respect the atheletes who provide us with the entertainment. It aint easy. I have loved and watched this since i was 8 and now i am in my late 20's and love it more than ever.
Although many know i love my art, drawing and sketching. I then began to love crafting and card making. Recently though i have been loving stamps, my stash is growing and so is my paper stash. I really need to stop. Although i am now determined to use my supplies up, it is becoming harder as it is growing twice as fast! i am trying, honest!
fallen asleep yet? sorry, will try to cut the rest short.
Historical Places
I love historical and tourist sites, it really interests me and fascinates me. I could sit there all being memorized in it all. I really find the sites and views peaceful, an inner peace and relaxing.
Boring i know, but hey ho, i love it.
Sweet Tooth
Love chocolate, Cadburys plain dairy milk chocolate is my absolutely favourite. love kit kat, snickers, twix. love sweet dishes. All the stuff that is bad for you... man, would we crave salads if we know they were bad for us? :)
Love to Learn
I am new at blogging and yet still learning. If anyone has any tips in posting please do share, i am all ears! I love to learn new things and am interested in them.
I will nominate others, but need a little more time to think about those. Will post shortly with my nominations.

Sunday, 5 April 2009

I am back...

I am glad to be back home, did miss it really bad.

I actually went for a Holiday to India, my aim was to visit the taj mahal, golden temple, jaipur, delhi and ajmer. I wanted to visit as many tourist and historical sites as possible.

I did get to see a lot of Delhi, however i got sick instantly there and then with riots occurring due to up coming elections and then it was decided it wasnt safe to travel. However, i will go again to India later on in the year and aim to do all the above again. I am determined!

I looked at all the amazing projects on the docrafts gallery, it was over 150 pages. However, i have left feedback on the latest cards as possible, it would be virtually impossible to leave feedback on all projects since my absence. However i will say there are beautiful inspiring cards in the gallery, and i love them.