Wednesday, 30 November 2011

Creative inspirations colour combo and Divas anything goes

Hi folks! Its a busy household here today with the teachers strike and therefore all the kiddies at home! Of course it would be in the week when hubby is on nights so it is a mammoth job trying to keep them quiet enough so he can sleep! We are going to break out all the christmas decorations today so that should keep them busy for a bit!
We have another challenge this wk over at creative inspirations (sponsored by crafty ribbons) and I'm being a bit sneaky by combining my DT work and using this for the Divas by design challenge too! Our colour combo at CI is purple, Turquoise and white and our theme at Divas is nice and easy anything goes (sponsored by crafty pad)!
I haven't inked up my sweetpea stamps in too long and was inspired to do so by another one of my CI teamies using a sweetpea too this wk! I also thought it was about time I attempted to dig through some of my ever increasing pile of scraps so this card is made with a selection of leftovers from digi downloads at far far hill.

I have used the sketch at sketch saturday for my card (it is there I have just covered a fair proportion of it!) and have used flowers and lace from wild orchids with cheesecloth and pearls coming from stash, sentiment from Waltzingmouse and butterfly from e bay.

My beautiful image has been coloured with prisma pencils, inked around the edges with dusty concord and machine stitched. I have used stickles and glamour dust on the scrolled moon behind her. There are stickles on all the flowers too but the dull winter light doesn't do much for sparkly photos!

I would also like to enter this into OLLCB lots of sparkle, Stamp with fun sewn/stitching, Party time tues anything goes, totally gorjuss sparkle and Dream valley sparkle challenge.
Thanks for coming by my blog again do check out the teams creations on both challenge blogs and we would love to see you join in too! Big hugs to all
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Saturday, 26 November 2011

A Gem of a challenge new sketch

Hey folks this is a scheduled post from me to let you know there is a new challenge over at a gem of a challenge and it is monochromatic! I'm afraid I don't have a card this time due to our poorly boy and the hospital visit but the DT have provided some fab inspiration for you.
I do want to let you know about some fab new digis that Janet has in the store now, look at these cuties!!!

What complete cuties. I hope I get some crafty time to get working with these soon!
Big hugs to all
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Friday, 25 November 2011

SFTW friends challenge

Hey there! My apologies for being late with this, I'm sure you understand given the weeks events, luckily for me most of this card was made Tuesday before we went to hospital so I only had to tweak a few bits to have it ready for the challenge today over at SFTW which this time is "Friends". This seems pretty apt as it has been wonderful to have all the lovely comments from my wonderful blogging friends about Caleb's visit to the hospital, thank you all so much!

This time there is 2 prizes up for grabs from LOTV and In2stamps, so the DT had freedom to use whatever they wished for their creations and what am I going to turn to if thats the case?! Of course another Saturated canary digi! I have used Prima Pixie Glen papers on my card with a LOTV recipe sentiment (isn't it cute?!) My flowers are Wild orchids and mulberry crafts and my butterfly is e crafts. My little tile inside the flowers is also from the Prima Pixie glen range and my pearls are Kort & Godt.

My SC image has been coloured with prisma pencils (these 2 remind me of 2 little sisters like my 2 girls) and I have edged in worn lipstick and machine stitched all my edges, there is of course a spot of cheesecloth under there too!

I would like to enter this into Flutterby wednesday open challenge, My mums crafts shop things with wings, Crafts and me Shabby Chic, Dutch dare recipe (I used images, PP and layers), saturated canary anything goes and bearly mine my favourite things (these sc images are always my faves).
Please do check out the rest of the teams great creations and thanks so much for coming by my blog again!
The update for today is that we had a major fight in getting his steroids down him this morn which resulted in him spitting it all over himself and me! I also had to get up at 4am to give him his inhaler but he is so used to this now that he did it really well and went straight back to sleep! He is playing lego today and seems really well so thanks for all your kind words.
Big hugs
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Thursday, 24 November 2011

Quick update

Hi folks just a quick update from me, I have only just got back from the hospital. Yep the doctor told me to get down to A&E as my little mans breathing wasn't good and to cut a long story short we were kept in overnight. He had a viral infection which caused respiratory problems and his oxygen saturation was too low to come home and his temp kept climbing.
However all is fine now though, he has to have an inhaler and some steroids for the time being but he is fine in himself. I however look a wreck! I had no sleep Tues eve as he was so hot, ill and wheezing and then last night was in hospital with him hence no sleep again and very little food so I'm not particularly coherant at the mo so apologies for not being about your blogs!
Hugs Rebekah xx

Wednesday, 23 November 2011

Creative inspirations winter colours, Blue, White and grey

Hello folks hope we are all well today! Its a bit of a sickie house here my little man came home yesterday and practically collapsed on me with a high temp and hacking, wheezing cough. He had been popped into bed with a large dose of kiddie ibuprofen and is not going to school today and probably not for the rest of the week just to be on the safe side. It has been a seriuos lack of sleep here so I apologise for my lateness today and possible incoherance!
There is a new challenge this wk over at Creative inspirations. We want you to use wintry colours Blue, white and grey. We are sponsored this week by The paper shelter who have given the DT some fab images to work with.

I have used the sketch over at the sweet stop for my card and have used these fab papers from Authentique which were perfect for this colour combo. My lace is prima with my cheesecloth, ribbon and pearls coming from stash. My flowers are wild orchids and my pins are homemade (one by me and one by my lovely friend Bonnie). My sentiment is Waltzingmouse and my tab was cut with nesties. This card is super sparkly but the photos don't show it! I used snowtex on the edges of my papers and this time used gesso and glamour dust on my flowers, trouble is my gesso is cream not white so it sort of looks like dirty snow lol!

My image is paper shelter coloured with Prismas. I have edged in stormy sky distress ink and machine stitched. My snowman is covered with glamour dust and I have used glossy accents for the snow drops
I am also entering this into Kaboodle doodles it's cold outside, Pollycraft xmas fun, Lollipop crafts anything goes, Papertake weekly xmas crackers, Digi tues sparkle and shine and Ladybug crafts ink winter blues.
Thanks so much for coming by my blog, do check out the rest of the DTs superb creations!
Hugs to all
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Tuesday, 22 November 2011

Creative card Crew monochromatic with paper pretties

Hi friends! I must apologise for my absence again, I didn't even have the excuse of work at the weekend as I had a rare weekend off but that was because it was our wedding anniversary on Saturday and we had a christening to go to on Sunday so we were kept super busy anyway!
I did of course go and see the fabulous Breaking Dawn on Friday (twice lol) and thoroughly enjoyed it. I felt that the movie kept close to the book this time so I was pleased! Can't believe I have to wait over a year for the final part though!
On to our new challenge over at Creative card crew this fortnight and another one of my fave themes, Monochromatic. We are sponsored by the fabulous paper pretties who have given the DT some wonderful images to use. I had my own paper pretties image already which I used on my card.

I have used papers from both Prima and Tim Holtz to create my mono pink card. My large paper heart doily is from poppys cabin and my cheesecloth is from stash. My pink seam binding, lace and flowers are Wild orchids with my butterfly coming from Little snippets.

I have coloured my image with prisma pencils and have machine stitched all the edges of my layers. I have also used worn lipstick distress ink on my doily. My sweet sentiment in the bottom left of my card is whimsy.

I would like to enter this into My mums craft shop challenge to mix and match your DP brands, Crafts 4 eternity bingo (doily, butterfly, flowers), Crafty Anns monochrome, OSAAT anything goes, Dream valley stitching, Paper sundaes beautiful bows and Pile it on anything with a "p" (pink).
Thanks so much for popping by my blog again everyone! Please check out what the rest of my teamies have done too! Big hugs to you all
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Thursday, 17 November 2011

50,000 hits blog candy!!!

Hi folks well I'm posting this now as I'm currently just 26 hits off of the 50,000 mark so I figured I would pop the candy on before I forgot! So here it is...

We have..3 sets of A5 card blanks and envelopes, Craftwork cards 6x6 oh la la papers, Whimsy banners die, 2 Peggy loves vintage stamps, 2 Sweetpea stamps, 1 Crafty sentiments stamp, 1 Stamping Bella stamp, a selection of ribbons, a selection of beads in mini storage box, a glittered butterfly, pot of glamour dust, rock candy distress paint, selection of embroidered items including butterflies and selection of mulberry paper flowers.
In order to be eligible for the candy you must..
1. Become a follower if not already
2. Post a piccie of my candy in your sidebar with link back to here
3. Leave your name with mr Linky (and comment in case Mr linky goes funny!)
Please no candy only blogs and please follow the rules and only enter once to be fair to everyone. This candy will run until Dec 17th.
Thanks so much for joining in and thanks so much for being part of my online blogging family! Big hugs
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New Divas by design challenge Monochromatic

I know, I know I'm a day late with this, sorry! I never seem to be on top of anything at the moment and christmas is creeping up far too fast for me to even consider the repercussions!
Yesterday saw another new challenge over at Divas and this time we want you to go all monochrome. Now you don't have to go all black and white like I did, the rest of the team have done some fab projects in shades of blue, green or pink.
We are lucky enough to be sponsored by the digi garden whose images some of the DT have showcased.
But is that another saturated canary digi I spy on here?! Yes, I'm afraid I still can't get enough of these!

I have used papers from Prima printery range and have followed the sketch over at sketch and stash for my card. My new stash is my flowers, lace and pearl strings (recent order from Wild orchids!) and my old stash is my brad (I hardly ever use brads) My ribbon is also from my stash and my sentiment is SU. my Fabulous little embroidered butterfly is little snippets. I have got some lace butterflies from WOC too but I find the little snippets have a tougher backing on and therefor lift my butterfly off the page, it depends what look you are going for.

My stunniing image is of course saturated canary, this (in true twilight form...1 day to go!!!) is Rose a vampire. I will of course be seeing the new film tomorrow (twice) so I maybe MIA lol! I have given rose a monochrome look with 10 different shades of grey of prisma pencils.

I would also like to enter this into OLLCB bingo (pearls,flowers,lace), Desert Island crafters (wings,ribbon,black & white), Flutterby weds open, Whimsy flower power, one stop craft ribbon and lace, Craft your days away bingo (Pearls,flowers,ribbon), Crafty Emmas roses and ribbon and OSAAT black & white.
Thanks so much for coming by my blog, please join in with us over the next 2 wks and check out what superb work the rest of the DT have done! Big hugs
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Wednesday, 16 November 2011

Creative inspirations sketch challenge

Hey there peeps! I'm a bit late with my creative inspirations post but better late than never! We have a fab sketch over there this wk and are sponsored by the super fabulous Kenny K!!! so here is my card...

I have used these great milton & Co xmas papers that I got free with a magazine, along with some cheesecloth and pearls from stash, a sentiment from 7 Gypsies and flowers from wild orchids and mulberry crafts.

My oh so fabulous Mrs Claus image is Kenny K. She has been coloured with prisma pencils and given some glamour dust treatment for extra bling!

I would like to enter this into Jellypark friends non traditional xmas colours, secret crafter sat spots and stripes, Totally gorjuss xmas traditions, 2 sisters anything goes, Paper sundaes digi images, Quirky crafts attitude, Bunny zoes xmas with pearls and Creatalicious xmas and sparkle.
The rest of the DT have done an amazing job with this gorgeous sketch so do check it out!
Thanks tonnes for coming by my blog again, I should have a card for the New Divas challenge a bit later. Big hugs
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Monday, 14 November 2011

My memories candy winner..

Hey folks just a quick post to announce the winner of the my memories digital scrapbooking candy and the lucky person is................. Leanne well done hun! Please e mail me at so I can sort out your prize!
Big hugs
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Sunday, 13 November 2011

An Autumn fairy

Happy weekends folks! I know, crazy me posting on a sunday! Well I am still at work and this is scheduled but I just had to get playing when I got this adorable fairy digi from Krista over at Saturated Canary so I had a bit of crafting time to myself on friday eve and this is what I made...

I have used the sketch over at Digi doodle shops best this wk and have again used stunning papers from the oh so wonderful Black market paper society. I have painted my edges with old paper crackle paint and didn't even use the sewing machine this time!!! My gems and cheesecloth are from stash. My butterfly is e crafts and my flowers are a mix of Prima, wild orhids and mulberry crafts. My bottle is 7 gypsies filled with micro beads (a little embellie inspiration I got from the lovely Bonnie) and my sentiment is SU.

My beautiful image is likely to be my most fave SC image yet and she has been coloured with Prismas and glittered on her wings with glamour dust.

I also want to enter this into kaboodle doodles colours of fall, The crazy challenge things with wings, Creative stamp friends orange and brown, Rubys rainbow things with wings, Saturated canary autumn colours, Meljens orange/brown, Crafty purple frog orange and Crafty catz use a digi.
Thanks so much for coming by my blog again folks. Please stop by tomorrow when I will announce the winner of the My Memories digi scrapbooking candy!
Big hugs
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Saturday, 12 November 2011

A new sketch at a gem of a challenge

Good morning blogging friends! Well I'm off to work again (boo hoo) still don't feel 100% but it's work and I have probably only phoned in sick 3 or 4 times over the entire 8 years that I have worked there so why break a habit?!
I hope everyone else has some fun planned for the weekend?! Here to kick start us into that weekend is another fabulous sketch over at A gem of a challenge and it's a corker why not pop across and see it? We are also asking you to accompany the sketch with some stitching real or faux. Here is my interpretation...

I have used papers from my age old DCWV xmas stack and have used a doily from poppyscabin along with lace, seam binding and ribbon slider from Wild orchids. My flowers are a range from Wild orchids, Mulberry crafts and a local craft shop. My sentiment is held in place by a Holtzy memo pin.

My sweet image is santa Kaya from Pink Gem designs and she has been coloured with prisma pencils. My sentiment ticket is also a Pink Gem stamp and I have edged them all in worn lipstick distress ink. All my edges have been given a bit of snowtex and then machine stitched. Kaya has also had some fun flock added to her fluffy dress edges, cuffs etc.

I would like to enter this into Papertake weeklys xmas challenge, Top tip tues xmas, Stampavie and more anything goes, The craft garden xmas no red or green, The paper shelter pink, IDIC xmas and by the cute and girlie xmas girls.
Please check out the rest of the teams superb take on the sketch and we do hope you can join in with us. Janet also has some fab new digi xmas papers in store too!
Thanks so much for coming by my blog again folks hugs
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