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Saturday, 31 October 2009

Happy Halloween

Wishing you all a Happy Halloween. At the Daisy and Dandelion blog, Erica is offering a free download for a Halloween themed desktop of Pumpkin & Aubgergine. They are so cute and ideal for Halloween. To find out how to request this, please visit the D&D Blog.

If you are a member of docrafts, I am sure you will have received an email with the free download of pumpkin and aubergine halloween papers and decoupage. Or you may have viewed this on the site.

I downloaded this, and I made this card using the freebie papers. Matting and layering. I cut an aperture . Decoupaged Pumpkin.

Products used:
Freebie download from Docrafts
3d foam pads
double sided tape
Black Card stock

Craft Fayre & Holidays

Hi all, just a quick post to say by the time you read this message I will be on my way to a craft fayre as a stall holder. I hope it all goes well. I wont have much time for posting, I then come back and need to get my suitcase as I fly off to India for a just over a weeks holiday. I will be truly shattered, as i have planned so much into this holiday.

I wont be here for a while, but i hope to have some posts scheduled to come in and when i get to a pc, if, i will come and read all your lovely comments. I truly appreciate everyone taking the time to comment, I love reading them and they make my day. I will catch up with everyone's lovely blogs when I return.

Saturday, 24 October 2009

All Wrapped Up

Using the Daisy and Dandelion all wrapped up stamp set, which is ideal for a christmas gift or even for yourself, in this instance. It comes with ink pads, and an acrylic block which perfectly fits the large stamp image. And one background sheet paper. On the front and the reverse of the packaging, it gives you ideas for cards. The recent issues of creativity also gives you inspiration for this set. It is only £9.99 and definitely value for money.

I used the snowflake trio stamp, and stamped it over the background. Matted this onto card. The rest is as below. Stamped through an aperture and stamped the hat separate. Used an embossing pen, added a square around the image, powder and heat embossed it.

I created this card with two different schemes, as gold and white is my favourite combination, I had a customer saying that if it had been silver, she would have bought the lot. So even since then, if i do it in gold i do it in silver. If i do it in silver, i do it in gold. No excuses for them then!

Products used:
Daisy & Dandelion All Wrapped Up Gift Set
Gold & Silver Mirror Card
Gold & Silver Embossing Powder
Adhesive Gems
Christmas peel Off stickers
Glitz It Glue

Friday, 16 October 2009

Pink Christmas

I really adore this set and the papers are so versatile. The set is at an amazing price of £8.99. You have everything you need for christmas in this set - christmas greetings, snowflake stamps, robin, favourite cute and cuddly characters, a christmas tree. The stamps can be mixed with any other set. The average stamp set price for this many stamps usually I have seen on QVC and Create and Craft is £20 plus, so at £8.99 this is a Bargain.

Using the above stamp set, Santas Little Helpers I have created the card below. I have used the same layout as before that I used for my finalist challenge card. I think Pink works!

Products used:
Pink Sparkling Trims
Winters Tale Paper Pack
Glitz It Glue
Papermania Pink Button
Silicone Glue
Shimmy Dots
Merry Christmas Greetings
Black Card Stock

Monday, 12 October 2009

Bad News...

This Saturday gone, on the 3 month Anniversary of my grandmothers death, my grandfather died. He died of what you can say old age and his health detoriorated.

2009 hasnt been very good for me at all, this is the fourth death i have had to come to terms with. I hope that a ray of sunshine can come soon into my life...

Sunday, 11 October 2009

News: I am...

My news....

Drum roll...

I am now guest designer for Erica's Martyn Daisy and Dandelion Range. Woohoo!!!!!!!It has now been announced officially on Erica's Daisy And Dandelion Blog, so i can share this news with all you guys!!!! Sorry to have kept you waiting. I was so happy to be asked, slightly disappointed that I didn't make it as a designer, but still I am a guest designer. This is my first time a into any design team.

Hey ho, maybe 2009 will not be so bad for me after all.

I can finally show you the cards i have been holding back!

If you have seen the other design team work, for the finalist challenge we were asked to create a card with the theme new beginnings, at an intermediate level. I chose first christmas, here is my card Instead of Merry Christmas i had the greeting 1st christmas.

Those who I have shown my christmas cards from this range, have loved the cards and said they were so cute.

I hope to show you some hints and tips, and inspirations to inspire you with this range! Because if you like me, we buy craft stuff and sometimes they stay in our draws unused.

If you have found my blog through Erica's, do become a follower - i will continue to post as many cards as possible from this cute range to hopefully inspire you.

Off topic though, but guess what, today i bought my first promarker at a local craft show! I only bought one though, will see how i get on with it first!

Thursday, 8 October 2009

Exciting News

I have some exciting news to share with you all really soon. I was so happy to be asked and can not wait to share. However I am sorry, as I promised to a couple of friends in the world of blogging that I would announce it on the weekend just gone. So I am posting to say that I have not forgotten this amazing honour and opportunity. No way. It has not been announced officially yet, I have been told it will be some time this week. Once this has been done, I will let you all know what has got me jumping for joy. Sorry for the delay, you will have to keep guessing for the time being.

Wednesday, 7 October 2009

By The Cute & Girl Challenge Card

At the By the Cute and Girly Challenge blog, which has just started. The first challenge is to create a card on the theme Autumn Glory. Here is my card for this challenge, i feel it fits the challenge perfectly.

Products used:
Basic Grey Euphoria Stamp Set
Bronze Pigment Ink and Embossing Powder.
Sweet Nothings Stamp Set

Monday, 5 October 2009

Blogging Tip

I try to post as often as possible, and when life gets hold of you it is more difficult to make a new post. However when I do have time, I could easily make four or five posts in one go and that would be going from extreme to the other! Also, I wouldn't want to be in the danger of boring people!

Therefore I have made a little discovery, so i thought i will share this with you.

You can post an item and schedule it be published at a later date chosen by you, automatically. It has definitely helped me, and I think I will be able to update my blog more often and hopefully get more visits. However, I hope that I do not bore anyone!

Here's what to do:
- When you click on new post, and when finished the contents of your post, click on Post Options at the bottom of the text box.
- Enter time and date of when you want this post to be published in the future.
- Click on publish post
- A message should appear at the top of the page stating 'your post will automatically be published on dd/mm/yyyy at **:**
- This will also now appear in your list of posts and have scheduled on the line

At the time and date specified, the post will automatically be published.

Sunday, 4 October 2009

Gorgeous Blog Candy

I am such a huge fan of Clare Curd's work, I am truly inspired and always look forward to her seeing her work whether it be in the magazine or on the site. Blog land missed you and welcomes you back, Clare.

To celebrate world card making day - She is offering some sweet blog candy. It is so cute and adorable. For more details please visit Clare's blog

Saturday, 3 October 2009

Best Blog Candy Ever

I just had to come and tell you about this blog candy. It is the most amazing blog candy. Jak is offering Quickutz Silhoutte worth £299 for free. It is however only open to UK residents. This has been featured a lot in docrafts magazine, and is amazing. It has so many capabilities. If you would like a change to win, pop over to Jak's blog for a chance.