Wednesday, 29 December 2010

Sunday, 19 December 2010

CMLI Craftbubble challenge and Dottie's world challenge.

This was done in a bit of a hurry as I really do need to get that wrapping done! Hubby has gone out, so I best get on with it! The CMLI challenge this week has a fab sketch set by Karen and the twist is " Keep it simple" This is a digi image from Charmed cards and crafts and they also have a challenge running which is anything goes blue so hence all my blue on this card.  The papers are from pink petticoat.

Baby's First Christmas.

I have just become an aunty to a gorgeous little boy and this is his Christmas card.  The image is from Lili of the valley.

I'm coming back to blogging!

Thanks for all the lovely messages and cards I received whilst I was in plaster. The hand is much better, still a bit stiff but i am now able to get back to crafting a little. I have been a bit busy this weekend trying to get some last minute cards done. A big thanks to the awards that I receieved.  I will put those on here later, but I also need to get some wrapping done and still a few more cards, and don't even mention the word housework!!

Here are my Magnolia cards:






A big thanks to the lovely Lauren for the beautiful die cut wings and snowflakes. Thanks hunny. xx

Saturday, 30 October 2010

this weeks craftbubble challenge

The lovely debs has set this weeks challenge on craftbuuble's cmli group. luckily i had done this before i broke a bone in my right hand. apologis for the lack of capitals and spelling mistakes but left handed typing when you are right handed is hard going.. the theme was going postal. i decided to go all sepia for a change. anyway looks like there's going to be a serious lack of crafting from me,  hopefully only until next thursday when the plaster comes off and hopefully i won't need another one..

Monday, 25 October 2010

Tilda strikes again

Here is card number two from my cardmaking weekend.

Sunday, 24 October 2010

Been playing with my Tildas! Pretty in pink and blue.

Oh I have had a fab afternoon playing with my Tilda's but I'm not going to put them all on at once. You'll have to wait!!
This one owes a big thanks to Lauren who kindly sent me this image last year.  Isn't she a cutie?

Elzybells penguins.

Here are a couple of penguin cards to add to my stash!

Saturday, 23 October 2010

Berrylicious challenge.

This week on Craft mad and loving it our lovely Lauren has asked us to go Berrytastic! As always we have a fab sketch to follow. Do pop over to Craftbubble and hunt down the CMLI group.  we would love to see you!  For this challenge I did two cards as I wasn't happy with my first one.

Sunday, 17 October 2010

Bad blogger!

I confess I am a bad blogger and deserve to have my wrists slapped! I have forgotten to post about three craftbubble challenges for our CMLI group so do forgive me! Here are the ones I have missed......hangs head in shame.....


Sunday, 3 October 2010

Craftbubble is playing up!


Due to craftbubble's playing up antics this weekend. The theme on the CMLI group blog this week is Bubble, bubble, boil and trouble!
Here's my Halloween card using the lovely Elzybell's stamps.

Lili of the valley


Thanks for the image Karen. xx

Penny Black


Thanks for the image here Lauren. xx

Christmas cards.

Friday, 1 October 2010

Happy Birthday lovely Karen.

Here's the card I sent my friend Karen on her birthday today.

Monday, 27 September 2010

Don't you just love Pink Petticoat papers?

In honour of Katie's rise to the pink petticoat design team I have made this card using the pretty gingham papers that you can buy at pink petticoat.  They are absolutely fab for stitching on as well, as the lines really help you keep that stitching straight! Well done Katie, you so deserve that DT place. xx

Pretty in purple.

I thought that this fairy just sparkled for Christmas. xx

Totally Tilda and Just magnolia challenge.

I loved the sketch by DawnyP on the JustMagnolia challenge blog and I loved the idea of glitter and sparkle on the Totally Tilda challenge blog, so I have combined the two here! It's a gorgeous sketch and one that I would use again.  There is glitter and sparkle on my card all around my flowers and around my sentiment and I have added a border of glitter as well. I have also sparkled her hat and the scrolls.  It is musch mopre sparkly in real life though I promise you!  I was just a tad annoyed when I managed to smudge Tilda's eye though which does spoil it a bit.  Ho hum!

Saturday, 25 September 2010

New craftbubble CMLI challenge by Lauren

Lauren's challenge this week is to celebrate autumn and make a card with " shades of autumn.". As ususal we have a fab sketch to follow.  Do pop over to the CMLI group on Craftbubble.  It's a lovely group and lots of fu to take part in the weekly challenges. Here are two cards using the sketch.


Monday, 20 September 2010

Craftbubble CMLI challenge.

This week our very own talented Karen set the theme on CMLI on Craftbubble and she also set us the challenge of " Santa". I really had to dig around  for this stamp! It's not well loved or used and I don't really do this kinda  Traditional Santa. Still it was nice to trip down memory lane and I even got the old watercolour pencils out for this one! I haven't used these for ages either!



Elzybells closure.

It's always sad when a stamp company closes and for me it's really sad to know that on 30th September Elzybells will close for good. On the plus side I have been buying up lots of the stamps that I have had my eye on for ages and at the weekend I had a lovely play with some of my new and old Elzybells.


Sunday, 12 September 2010

Dottie's World Challenge.

This weeks Dottie's World challenge is to make a Christmas card using non traditional colours. Ironic when all my cards below are exacxtly that!

 I have chosen to use A Dottie Christmas download for this challenge and gone for purple and blue.

Even more lilis!


More lilis


Sunday themed challenge on CMLI on Craftbubble

This weeks Sunday challenge theme on CMLI is  Christmas bears . Here's mine which is a gorgeous Lil of the Valley bear.

Saturday, 11 September 2010

New CMLI Challenge

This week on CMLI on Craftbubble. I have set the challenge. Here is my sketch and my twist is in pieces.

Sunday, 5 September 2010

Dottie's World Challenge.

This week on Dottie's world the challenge is The Great Outdoors. A big thanks to Karen at Charmed cards and crafts as well as I won the Dottie's World challenge whilst I was on holiday and she was kind enough to honour this when I got back, so I had ten pounds to spend in the shop and I bought a couple of the lovely Annie stamps with my winnings.
 I have kept this card nice and simple and let the image speak for itself.

Craftbubble CMLI challenges.

Here are a couple of cards that I did for the CMLI group challenges that happened whilst I was on holiday.

Thanks so much.

Thanks so much for all the blog awards I have been honored with whilst I was away.  I will post them on my blog later. You are all so kind. Thanks also to my friends on CMLI on Craftbubble for posting up the challenges whilst I was away. I will post up pics of those I missed and hopefully start to get back to normal as soon as possible.

Sunday, 8 August 2010

Sunday Dottie's World challenge.

This week over on Dottie's World the challenge was set by Karen and she challenges us to frame it with a few dots!

So for this week I have used a Nellie Snellen die to frame this gorgeous Pixie chick and definitely one of my faves! I have surrounded her with pearly beads for my dots and a few roses.

Saturday, 7 August 2010

Craft Mad and loving it challenge 4

This week Cherry stepped in as DT member and gave us a fab sketch with the added twist of making our own background papers. Here I have used some shaving foam, inkabilities ink and a heat gun and I also made the little kite! The image is one of the ones I won from Charmed cards and crafts.

Wednesday, 4 August 2010

New Dottie's World challenge.

This week, the challenge on Dottie's world was to make a card for a man with the added twist of including some ribbon. I have used George here and I think he's having a night down the pub with his mates! I have kept it clean and simple!  This also fits in with the Lothian crafts challenge! Yay!

Saturday, 31 July 2010

Farmyard theme on Craft mad and loving it.

Here's my entry for last week's theme on CMLI on craftbubble. The theme was farmyards!

Craft Mad and loving it challenge 3.

Our lovely Lauren set the challenge this week over on our craftbubble group. She provided a fab sketch and her twist was  "bloom where you're planted. "