Sunday, 29 April 2012

Kenny K Anything goes and new release

Hi folks!
Just a quick post to let you know there is a new challenge today over at Kenny Ks Krafty Girlz!
The challenge is super easy it's ANYTHING GOES.
There is also an amazing new release over at Kenny K Downloads and WOW are you gonna love these new glam gang images, we have all fallen in love with them, do check them out and join in with us at the Challenge blog too!
Big Hugs
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Saturday, 28 April 2012

Nikita is here!

Hi friends. First of all I'm sorry for my lack of post for the new challenge over at A Gem of a Challenge. There is a fab colour challenge going on over there but my busy week has left me with little time to create, so my apologies to the lovely ladies over there.
On a brighter note we have a new addition to our family!!!
We picked Nikita up this afternoon and the family have been getting to know her
I think Caleb has found a firm friend!
It's exhausting getting to know a new home though!
She has settled in quite well so far but we still have the first night to go yet!
Thanks for coming by
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Friday, 27 April 2012

Caleb's birthday

Hi folks, just a quick post from me with some photos of the little man's 5th birthday.
Caleb got a tonne of Skylanders for his birthday (this is the result of months of searching!)
Caleb also got a bike with a special Helmet lol! Here he is modelling his shark helmet with his best scary face!!!
He had his party at the local play center with 23 of his classmates. He is posing here with Funky Monkey himself!
We also had a 2nd little party at home with the girls where he got to blow out his candles again! He didn't cut the cake with his friends as they all had Skylanders cupcakes instead!
He had sooooo many presents! We still have a mass of boxes unopened and he has lots of cash to buy even more toys too!
Thanks for coming by!
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Thursday, 26 April 2012

Saturated Canary Happy Birthday DT card

Happy Thursday everyone! It's Caleb's 5th birthday today so I am probably knee deep in cake, candles and cardboard boxes as you read this!
Hopefully I will get some time to post a couple of photos of the birthday boy later!
It's challenge time again over at Saturated Canary and it's gonna be another good one!
Here is my card...
I have used these fab fancy pants papers that I won in a candy a while back, I'm getting good at using up these papers now! Oh don't worry I haven't even made a dent yet lol!
My seam binding is SU, my button, pearls and cheesecloth are from stash, my flowers WOC, my wooden ticket is prima, my butterfly is little snippets and my sentiment is Waltzingmouse.
My stunning image is one created for Tiets stamp club exclusively, but she will be coming available in the Saturated Canary store Friday! I have coloured her with prisma pencils and used a stempelglede flourish stamp around the edges.
I would like to enter this into..
Creative card crew ribbon, My time to craft gardening gems, Simon says stamp anything goes, My mums craft shop the great outdoors, Whimsy distressing, Pennys paper crafty happy birthday and Cooking it up with Katie a green gorgeous garden.
Do check out the rest of the amazing teams superb creations, it's so amazing to be on such a talented team!
I'm really behind on my crafting and commenting this wk guys with all the stuff going on here so my apologies for that I will try harder next wk!
Thanks for coming by my blog again!
Big hugs
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Wednesday, 25 April 2012

Creative inspirations Anything goes DT card

Good morning friends! Well I have had a nice weekend with the family and am looking forward to the rest of the week, although I do have over 30 cupcakes to make today for Caleb's 5th birthday tomorrow! We are going to a kiddies play center after school with his class too so that should be noise filled!
Today we have another challenge at Creative Inspirations and it's everyone's favorite ANYTHING GOES!
We are sponsored this wk by the fab Bunny Zoe's crafts
I have used beautiful Tilda papers for my card along with lace and flowers from WOC. My lace bow, twine, button, cheesecloth and pearls are from stash, my flourishes have been cut with a memory box die, my butterfly is from little snippets and my pearl brad tag is MME from my lovely friend Bonnie.
I have coloured this sweet Tilda image with prisma pencils and have used whimsy postage mark stamps around the edge n vintage photo ink.
I would like to enter this into...
Cupcake crafts material girl, The crazy challenge feminine/girlie, Creative stamp friends Bingo (butterfly,lace and button), Magnolia mania bingo (tilda, lace and distressing) and Party time tues anything goes and kraft.
Do check out the rest of the teams fab creations and don't forget there is also a new challenge this wk at Divas by design too!
This card is for sale in my ETSY shop!
Thanks for coming by my blog again
Big hugs
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Sunday, 22 April 2012

Kenny K pockets with tags DT card

Happy Sunday everyone!
Ugh to this UK weather! Honestly one minute it's sunny then it rains for about and hour than sunny again for 5 min, then hail, then more rain!!! It's pretty dull and miserable I hope it gets better soon!
Today sees another new challenge over at Kenny Ks Krafty Girlz and our theme is..
I have to say this slightly scared me I'm not that much into tags let alone pockets! But I went for a pocket card with a simple tag and made a car for my nephew's birthday which is on Thursday, the same day as my son's.
My nephew, Sam, is autistic, he loves playing with cards, not in the game sort of way you and I would but counts them, flicks them, holds them etc so this image, anime game kid, was completely perfect for his card!
I have used portobello rd papers (I really love these especially for male cards) The playing cards were a freebie download, I just googled them and printed them off! My play tab is one I've had in my stash forever from rusty pickle, the tag is made from an old jeans tag, I just roughed it up and added some paper and then added the metal  embossed charm from Making memories, my sentiment is SU.
I have coloured this super image with prisma pencils and I have added some glossy accents to his glasses for a slightly raised effect. I have edged in vintage photo and mounted on kraft cardstock.
I would like to enter this into..
OLLCB Bold and bright, For fun challenges anything goes, Cute card thurs metallica, Daring cardmakers tag you're it, Crafty Anns it's a man thing, Totally gorjuss boys and their toys and 2 sisters use a digi.
Do check out the rest of the teams cracking creations this wk!
I have to say I'm super excited for this week coming! My mum is here tomorrow for the week (so I may not be about blogland so much) It's Calebs 5th birthday on Thurs and we get our puppy on Sat whoop whoop it's fun times ahead!!
Thanks so much for coming by my blog!
Big hugs to you all
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Saturday, 21 April 2012

Blog candy winner and puppy update!!!

Good morning friends, thanks to all those of you who entered into my candy, lucky for me that I get Mr random to pick out the winner!
Congrats goes to........
The first winner I drew didn't have my candy posted on their blog, this was one of the rules and I do check!
So well done sweetie, please e mail me your address to..
and I will get your goodies out to you!
And a little update on our puppy Nikita.
We get to pick her up a week today! She is officially 6 wks old now and looks like this..
We are looking forward to her arrival very much!
Thanks for coming by again!
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Friday, 20 April 2012

SFTW Sparkle and shine DT card

Hi everyone! Hasn't it been such a washout lately? Just rain, rain and more rain! We need to get one of those water butt thingys to collect some of this rain water for the garden later in the year, I guess that's another thing to add to the to do list!
It's challenge time again at Stampin for the weekend and wow we now have well over 1000 followers over there which is fantastic and what's even better is in May we turn 3! I have not been with the blog that long but we are going to have a big celebration, so check that out in the next challenge!
Our theme this time is sparkle and shine and we are sponsored by the pretty little ribbon shop who are offering up a fantastic Catslife sentiment stamp for a prize! 
Well yet again it's as dull as dishwater here as my mum would say so I can assure you my card really does sparkle with lots of glitter but my photos don't show that!
I absolutely adore this image she is one of Mos and isn't she perfect?! I have teamed her with Tilda wintergarden papers which you can barely see due to my excess of cheesecloth and lace from stash. My edged was cut with Tim holtz then inked, crackle painted and stickle sparkled! My flowers are WOC again sparkled, my butterfly is little snippets, inked and sparkled, my muse tag is Tim holtz with crackle paint and a MME brad, my sentiment is SU.
Well, she turfed me off my stash diet didn't she! I already had this stunning Mos image but loved colouring her so much had to go over and buy a couple more sssshhhhh! They are only digis and I haven't bought anything else for ages honest! I have coloured her with prisma pencils and then sparkled her wings and snowball with glamour dust.
I would like to enter this into....
Cupcake crafts in the deep end, Incy wincy digis only, Crafty cardmakers fantasy, Shabby tea room aqua pink neutrals and flowers, stamp with fun fave colours (pink), digi tuesday distressed, my time to craft fairy nice, whimsy punches or dies, fab and funky lace and pearls and Mos challenge flowers.
Do check out the rest of the teams superb creations and it would be lovely to have you joi in with us this time. Thanks so much for coming by my blog again everyone.
Big hugs
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Wednesday, 18 April 2012

Divas by design and creative Inspirations DT creation

Hello everyone! I hope you are all well and happy out there in blogland!
Today we have new challenges at Creative Inspirations and Divas by design and I did a sneaky and combined my DT work!
At creative inspirations we are "CASING" a card from one of our DT members and it's Aunty Sue. I did case her card but put the LO onto a notebook as our challenge at Divas is ANYTHING BUT A CARD this week.
Over at CI we are sponsored by the fab Crimson cloud and at Divas we are sponsored by Crafts and me whose image I have used.
This is my DT book with my challenges, sponsors etc for the 2 challenge blogs I coordinate. I also have a diary for my day to day DT work! I have been meaning to decorate this book up for ages as it was so drab. I have been ultra good too, these papers were in my scrap pile from a 12x12 sheet! I have also used lace and flower from prima, bling flourish from Sarah's, a ticket from my stash and my ribbon, butterfly and glass bead all come from my wonderful friend Bonnie (thanks sweetie!).
My stunning image is forever rose by Hannah Lynn at Crafts and me. I also have some Hannah's rubber stamps her work is so fab! I have coloured her with prisma pencils. I don't know whats up with my photography lately but my images never seem to look very coloured! I have also used some stickles sparkle on the crystal dome she has her hand on.
I decided to make a little book charm for the edge too. I have several beads from stash here with my heart charm coming from the lovely Lisa Jane (thanks Lisa!) and my flower charm from e bay.
Do check out Aunty Sues card on the CI challenge blog to case it is a simple LO!
I would like to enter this into....
Creative fridays monochrome, Prairie fairy fridays anything goes, totally gorjuss bling, whoopsidaisy free and easy, Craft your days away metal, 
Thanks tonnes for coming by my blog do check out both the teams at Divas and CI for some great inspiration!
Don't forget just 2 days left for my candy!
Big hugs
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Tuesday, 17 April 2012

Crafty sentiments use a digi DT card

Good morning friends! I hope everyone had weekends, the weather is trying to improve I'm sure!
The kids have gone back to school today so it's time to get on top of cleaning the house again!
Today sees another new challenge over at Crafty sentiments and it's really easy this time, Use a digi!
I have dug into my old stash of CS digis and came up with this completely cute "just relax" Amy....
I have used those stunning papers from Black market paper society again along with some kaisercraft lace, pearls from stash and flowers from WOC and stash. My butterfly is again little snippets (I think Geraldine is taking a break at the mo but hopefully she will be back in the shop soon) and my sentiment is SU.
I have coloured my sweet image with prismas and edges around the image in vintage photo ink before mounting on kraft card stock.
I would like to enter this into....
delicious doodles loads of layers, chocolate, coffee and cards pearls and lace, OSAAT bright, paper sundaes anything goes and stamptacular freebie week.
Thanks for coming by my blog again and do check out the superb creations from the rest of the team and please join in with us too!
Big hugs everyone
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Sunday, 15 April 2012

Kenny K's Krafty Girlz New recipe challenge

Hey folks, just wanted to let you know there is a new challenge starting today over at KKKG.
It is a recipe challenge of  1 image, 2 designer papers and 3 embellishments.
This weeks first sponsor is Kenny K's Downloads

The prize from Kenny is the winner's choice of 5 digi's.

Our second sponsor is the amazing K-design

Supplying some amazing Digi Papers from their current collection.
Please do check out the fab creations from the team over there!
I also want to say a massive congratulations to Elena and Kenny on the birth of their first child! Now they will be even more busy!
Thanks for coming by my blog again friends
Big hugs
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