Thursday, 26 January 2012

Aud Sentiments - LOVE

Love is in the air - doooo be doooo.  Are you feeling the lurve?  Well, we are all feeling the love over at Aud Sentiments because that's the challenge this time round!  

We have been sponsored by Mami Doodles and TLC gave us another fabby free sentiment to use.   The great thing about Aud's is that things are very flexible - so we can choose whether we want to use the sentiment, use the sponsor's image or whatever.  This time I decided to use the Mami Doodles image - well who could resist that cute mouse?

I did my usual dippy thing and forgot to adhere to the rules of the challenge!!!  The challenge is to use the word LOVE - yep, I didn't!  Well, I did eventually, but not to start with...I had to use some more of my fabby plaque thingies that came in my Crafty Weekend goodie bag....the weekend that keeps on giving!

Cuuuutttteee!  Hope you get the chance to join in with the challenge - go on...spread the love!


Saturday, 21 January 2012


No, not me silly!  Tony's cousin got engaged over Christmas so I quickly made these two cards....its taken a while for me to get them on the blog!

I cut the ring out with my ecraft and then blinged it to within an inch of its life!  Oooo, notice those little congratulation word thingies....they were in my crafty weekend bag - I THINK they were from Crafty Emma???

The sillhouette was also cut by the ecraft - never let anyone say it can't cut intricate stuff!

And a closeup of the cut.  Considering it has no sticky mat, I am really impressed with it!

Well thats me for today - see you sooooooon


Friday, 20 January 2012

Delicious Doodles - Winter Wonderland

Ooooo I did find this challenge a....ermmm challenge!  Think my mojo ran away on me!  So - for this challenge we would like you to show us a winter birthday card!  We want to see wintery colours on it.  Yep, sounds so why did I find it so hard?! 

The image is called Crofter's cottage and I think its just gorgeous left as plain as possible - so I just added a little blue in the sky and a little green here and there - used chalks for the really soft look.  The frame was cut out using my ecraft.

Please do pop over and look at the other DT work!  Link is on the left hand side of this post!


Thursday, 19 January 2012

Blog award - up for grabs!!!!

Hiya all

I have been quite busy lately and really havent had the chance to bloghop as much as I would have liked!  SO, I thought I would invite people to leave me a comment and get the chance for a blog award!  The plan is that you leave your blog on a comment on this post - then I will pop round and leave a lovely comment for you!  

Every so often, I will also give out the blog award.  I dont want to say that I will give it to X number of people, or how often for two reasons...first, there might be no comments on the post!  Second, I might want to award it to more than one person.  Third (yes, I know I only said two!) I might not remember to do it when I say I will so dont want to fib!

So - here is the award!  

If you want me to pop over and visit - and possibly win the blog award - then just leave me a comment below!  


Aud Sentiments - LOVE

Hiya all

Just a quick "heads up" that the challenge this fortnight is LOVE!  I dont show off my card until next week - but there  is a fabby sentiment up for grabs from TLC over at AudSentiments so why not pop over and grab it!


Wednesday, 18 January 2012

Archers beware!

My hubby does archery - yep, kinda unusual hobby I thought.  However, the more people I talk to, the more people seem to do it!  Strange!

Its hubby's birthday so I made him two nice simple cards - here they are:

The first one is actually images of archery equipment - who knew???  

thanks for popping by today


Thursday, 12 January 2012

Aud Sentiments - Use your scraps!

Our challenge over at Aud Sentiments is to use up your scraps!  I dont know about you, but I save lots of scraps!  I keep them all colour-coded in two accordian files - and I ALWAYS go to them first.  The only thing with doing that, is I dont get to use all the yummy new papers I have! 

So of course, when it came to using my scraps for this challenge it was I thought I would limit myself a bit more and insist on using a piece of scrap from the last card I made, which was on my table at the time.  You saw that card last week - the Delicious Doodles one - feel free to scroll down!

I also threw in a doily - never really know what to do with them!  And I pinched my mate Shell's idea of bunting - now that would use up even the tiniest scraps!

How cute is that image????  I printed it quite small so it was a bit hard on the eyes to colour - but I did enjoy doing it and love how it looks - just so dainty.  I think I might send it to a friend of mine for her daughter who is doing ballet.

We have another gorgeous sentiment from Paulette of TLC. Remember if you use this sentiment for the challenge be sure to enter your name twice for the prize drawing.  I didnt use the sentiment this time - we have the option but I had already made my card - however, it would be perfect for a friend of mine, so I suspect I will be using it at sometime soon!

For this challenge we are so excited to have Floppy Latte as our sponsor. They are giving the winner a $15 GC. Thanks so much!

Here is a little bit about Stitchy Bear which is one of the companies that have their stamps at Floppy Latte...
"Hi my name is Stitchy and I am Co-Owner of Stitchy Bear Stamps...we started this store April 1st, No Fooling haha..I live in upstate New York with my husband and two TEENAGE adults haha, I do say that loosely as they think they run the show here, NOT...
I been creating stamps for a little less than a year now and I am totally addicted to the craft..I started about 4 years ago making digital scraps and I knew there was much more out there, so a friend of mine introduced me to digital stamps...and the rest they say is history...I look forward to seeing all the beautiful creations come through...good luck everyone..stitchy xoxox"

Oh - and some fabby news - we have two new DT members - please pop over and spread the love if you get a chance!

Thanks for popping by today!  I have been very busy in real world lately and havent been visiting much recently - but I am missing everyone soooo much that I am gonna be making the rounds soon!

Friday, 6 January 2012

Delicious Doodles - Something NEW!

I am normally quite adequate at crafty things - I can cobble something together and have it look halfways ok anyway.  I have done all sorts of crafts and love finding new things to do.  However, there is one thing I have never really got to grips with.....crochet!  

About a year ago we had the craze for crochet flowers on cards....I can do that I thought....yeah, right, I couldnt!  Years ago, I crocheted a dog blanket, but never mastered granny squares - just straight forward crochet.  

I saw this challenge and decided I would challenge myself to crochet a flower for it....I spent 3 evenings learning how to do it....I spent two of those evenings just doing straight crochet (so I could get the feel for how to hold the yarn and move the hook) and then I made a flower!  No mess, no fuss - just did it!  And it is here on this card!  Yes, it is tiny!  

 To keep going with the same theme, I picked Teri's new image too - I just loved it as soon as I saw it, but just couldnt do the gothic thing to it so I went pink and purple - YAY!

 A little close up of her!

Thanks for popping by today!