Monday, 28 February 2011

Dont be afraid of white spaces!

This has become a bit of a mantra for me at the moment, since i've been taking part in the weekly Less is More challenge, i've found myself doing more and more "clean & simple", this is my card for this weeks challenge, which is a receipe "three squares":
squares were cut using x-cut punch, have added papermania brads, wording done on pc (arial & scriptina fonts)

Sunday, 27 February 2011

How can a tag become a bag???

I know that we all try to think of imaginative uses for our dies and punches to get the most out of them, here's one I came up with yesterday:-

Took this Die (large sizzix, scallop tag)

this is about 9cms in length, so scored a fold at 3cm, another at 58mm and another at 62mm. then folded to form the required shape.

Had already threaded some silver mini beads on some thin craft wire and had this part attached to sticky foam tape and this was then attached inside the shape. Used a silver brad for decoration and another bit of sticky foam tape to secure down the top flap......and this is what I went on to make with it:

backing paper is from a Wild Rose Studio CD, have used GoKreate Frilly Square, wording done on pc, font is called Zipty-do.

I thought it made quite a cute little topper, what do you think?

Am entering this in Patties Creations "make your own embellishment challenge

Friday, 25 February 2011

Is it really friday already!

My wonderful step-daughter took Megan and Cam out for the day today, I could've gone anywhere and done anything, but what did I do.........spent the afternoon downloading fonts!
One little upload from me today, this is a birthday card I had made for a lovely docraft friend, I apologise that the quality of the photo is not great.
Have a fab weekend blogpeeps xx

Thursday, 24 February 2011

Another Challenge card!

This card is for making it with Meslyn "favourite things" challenge. The faves that i've featured here are:
my promarkers, buttons, yummy backing papers and my white gel pen. I also have a love for putting different colours together, so I hope that counts too!

Wow, another blog award!!!

Thank you very much to Lucy for this fabulous award, I am completely chuffed!

1) You must officially "thank" the person, who gave you this award - Done!
2) In receiving this award I must tell you 7 things about myself:-
- I am a bit of an X-Factor Fan, and I will be going to see the live show at the O2 in March (woop-woop)
- I love to play scrabble on Facebook against my sister-in-law
- I climbed half way up Mt Vesuvius when I was 3mths pregnant!
- I drive a Silver Ford Fiesta
- My fave tv show at the mo is GLEE
- I absolutely, to the point of heaving, cannot bear the smell of sweetcorn....urgh!
- I am totally pants at rubber stamping, and love it when any of my lovely crafty friends "donate" some images to much more of a digi stamp gal!
3) pass this award on to 7 bloggers, please take some time to check out their fabulous blogs:-
- Sue
- Deb
.....and I think thats about it!

Wednesday, 23 February 2011

You can tell im having a few days off......

Cos the weather has gone totally pants, in a cold, wet and miserable kinda way! Just back from a trip to town to buy Megan some new shoes for school - that kid seems to grow at a rate that exceeds my bank balance!

One little card from me today, was asked to make some get well soon cards, and this is one of them - I think there is definately a weather theme to this post, lol!

catch you all later xx

Tuesday, 22 February 2011

More C&S

Hi all, half-term is going not to badly so far. Alistair and Megan are in the kitchen just now having a bit of a bakethon - this can only mean a lot of washing up for me later!
Im enjoy having a bit extra crafting time, here is this weeks card for the wonderful less is more challenge, the theme is SPRING.
Image: from Digistamp Boutique
Coloured with: Promarkers, and wee bit of chalk for the rosy cheeks
embossed with: swiss dots cuttlebug folder
embellished with: ribbon from The Range.
More cards to upload in the next couple of days, so speak to you all soon xx

Saturday, 19 February 2011

Happy Sautrday from me!

Hi all! My kids are now on half term, and I've taken a week off from work, so am now having a much needed break! Not too much on the agenda for next week, lots of doggy walks, tidy up the garden (weather permitting), might repaint my kitchen walls (got the paint, just need the inclination,lol) lots of games of Just Dance on the Wii and hopefully a whole lot of crafting time - actually I might be looking forward to getting back to work for a rest, lol!

Anyway here is a card I made a couple of weeks ago, it was a birthday card for Sandra, one of my lovely docrafts friends.
The image was donated (but I believe it comes from Wild Rose Studio, it is coloured with my promarkers, the lush and yummy backing paper was "liberated" from my mums craft stash, the sentiment is one of my own creations.
Just before I go, you may notice I've given myself yet another little bloggy makeover, from someone who works in a DIY store it is just as well I dont feel the need to change my wallpapers at home as much as I do here, lol!
Have a great weekend all xx

Wednesday, 16 February 2011

Today is my BLOGGIVERSARY!!!

Yep, a year ago to day I was faffing and fluffing around here - hmmm some things never change, lol! Only just noticed it as I was having a quick fiddle to see if I could sort my comment box out, and just clocked what the date was!

Bear with me folks, there will be a little bit of celebratory "candy" coming up soon!

seem to have a problem with my comments box??

ggrrrr - *shakes fist angrily at pc*. Dont quite know whats occuring, but will have a fiddle when I get in from work later, and see if I cant sort it - I would say if anyone can offer any solutions please comment, but..........ho hum!

thanks Hazel for drawing my attention to this, there was me thinking no-one loved me!

Tuesday, 15 February 2011

One Layer.....hmmmm not easy!

Really enjoyed making my last "clean & simple" card for the Less is More challenge, so I couldnt wait to get cracking on the next one. The theme this time is "one layer". Have to 'fess up, that I did find this really hard, torn between not wanting the card to look boring and plain, but still sticking with the C&S style. Hope i've not done too badly with this one. It was created using serif page plus s.e, printed and Mint coloured sticky pearls added to embellish.

Monday, 14 February 2011

Happy Valentines Day to you all!

To be honest, my hubby and I dont bother with the cards, flowers, choccies anymore, but for those that do, I hope you're having a romantic day!

One little card to share with you today, this image was "donated" a while ago, and I found it by chance, this weekend. Have seen it a lot of cards recently, isnt she pretty! backing paper is an from an old papermania stack, MS border punch used, the "thank you" is an embossing folder, flower from stash box and this cute little button was part of some bits I ordered last week from The Ribbon Girl.

Thanks for visiting me!

Monday, 7 February 2011

Less is indeed more!

Still just at the toe-dipping stage of blog challenges, but when I heard about a new challenge blog that has just started and is all about Clean and Simple style of cards, I couldnt resist a look.

The blog is simplylessismoore , the challenge running now is Black, White and Pink and here is my little entry:

Wednesday, 2 February 2011

ooooh a blog award!

This wonderful blog award was given to me by my good friend and fellow doccrafter Kay, thank you this, apparently we have a couple of conditions for this........

"You have been tagged, if you want to participate, create a post to upload this LOVEBLOG image, you should also blog a link to the person that gave you the award and then inform them that you have accepted their award. You can then pass this award onto 3-5 of your favourite blogs.

The aim of this is to bring unknown, but great blogs to light, so please dont tag soemone with other 3,000 followers.

So who to pass this award onto...hmm thats the tricky bit but I have chosen:


not done one of these before, so hope i've done it properly!

Tuesday, 1 February 2011

One happy little.....daughter!

Big smiles all around today as my gorgeous Megan returned from her appointment with the orthodontist minus the braces!

to be fair, I think the smiles were more of grimace as the surgery is on a busy main road.....and it had just started to rain, but even so I think she looks just fab. xx