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Sunday, 30 October 2011

My First Book-card - Addicted To Stamps DT Card

Good morning peeps,
It's been a busy few days for me, hubby had a knee operation in a hospital that isn't local to us but as the waiting time was months shorter than our local hospital it was worth the travelling to hopefully stop him suffering so much, old age is cruel, apparently lol.
He seems to be doing well considering, and even though he's hobbling on crutches, all bandaged up & in pain he still didn't want to risk eating my cooking last night so cooked us a lovely curry, thank god he used to be a chef or we'd have all starved long ago lol.

Today is new challenge day at
& this fortnight our challenge is

My DT card is my very first book-card which I made especially for a blogging friend as I wanted to pop some little goodies inside it for her
Ingredients -
Image - Magnolia, Tilda with Winter Flowers
Medium - Copics
Lace & Ribbon - The Ribbon Girl
Sentiment - Sentiments 4 You (thanks Blondie xx)
Flowers - Prima & Wild Orchid, Kort & Godt
Pearls - Melissa Frances
Pin - homemade

I have distressed my paper edges and added lots of Picket Fence crackle paint to pretty much everything and added some diamond stickles for some lovely sparkle, and some cheesecloth to add to the soft and shabby look.
I love how several of the Magnolia Sweet Christmas Dreams stamps can be used for different occasions which is good as I just want to keep playing with them as they are so adorable but I need to make some birthday cards too as Jodie wanted one to give to her friend yesterday & I only had 2 birthday cards "in stock" for her to choose from, so now I'm down to one single birthday card to spare, shocking lol.
On the inside of the card I made a pocket and added a large tag made with Go Kreate dies to write my greeting on, & inside the box I stamped the gorgeous Magnolia Love Letter directly onto the Magnolia Lace Flower paper.

If anyone wants to make a book-card Tina has a fab tutorial which I followed but changed the dimensions as I wanted my card to be square instead of rectangle as shown in Tina's tutorial

Finally here is the back cover
I'm entering my card in the following challenges -

TOMIC - bingo (left row down, metal embellies, ribbon & bows, Magnolia papers),
 Totally Papercrafts - glitter it,
Crafty Ribbons - bingo (left row down, glitter, punches/dies, lace)
Stamptacular - borders & frames

Before I go I wanted to say a mahoosive thank you to our lovely Steph from Simon Says Stamp for featuring this little card of mine in the Simon Says Stamp advert on the back cover of Magnolia Ink, it's a huge honour to be a cover girl for the second time, thanks soooo much Steph xxx
Don't forget to enter your promotional code from the advert next time you shop peeps to get a free gift with your order
That's it from me peeps, later today I am hoping to put together a couple of quick tutorials that have been requested and spend some time blog hopping & catching up with my masses of emails.
If you haven't entered my candy and would like to it ends tomorrow so pop your name in Mr Linky.
Thanks for stopping by

Wednesday, 26 October 2011

Sweet Ribbon Tilda & Jill Is Two - Simon Says Stamp DT Card & One For A Friend

Hello peeps,
Apologies for being so late with my post today, I took extra painkillers in the early hours of the morning which zonked me out & then I overslept & typically Ali & I had plans to go and visit our friend Helen as it's her birthday today so I've been chasing my tail all day but getting nowhere fast lol.

Today is new challenge day at
& as it's the last Wednesday of the month it's that old favourite

This week my lovely teamies and I are showcasing Bo Bunny & / or Studio Calico products, I have chosen some gorgeous Bo Bunny products to use on my card.
Ingredients -
Medium - Copics
Flowers - Prima
Sentiment - Magnolia
Sparkle - copper Stickles
As always our lovely Heidi is sponsoring our challenge with a whopping $50 in store spending spree in the fabulous
Simon Says Stamp Superstore

Don't forget to keep an eye on the SIMON SAYS STAMP STORE BLOG to see new products & some fabby giveaways

I'm entering my card in the following challenges -
Midnight Madness - sketch, Winter Wonderland - Vintage Christmas,  Magnolia Mania - Vintage, Die Cut Dreams - so charming, Make It Monday - anything goes, ABC Christmas - V is for Vintage, Lollipop Crafts - embellish it, Magnolia Down Under - getting punchy

I also have my card that I made for Helen to share, I've made this one quite plain for me as it's more Helen's style and I have used my favourite Mo Manning image as I knew it would make Helen laugh

Ingredients -
Medium - Copics
Tools - Nesties, MS Cherry Blossom PATP, Marianne Creatables, Cuttlebug corners

I'm entering this little card in the following challenges -
Bella & Bronte's - fav Mo image + a sentiment, There's Magic In The Air - pink & black,

That's me done peeps, time for some hopping and some catching up, I've not even had chance to have my DT spending spree so I must rectify that lol.
Thanks for stopping by

Sunday, 23 October 2011

Tilda In The Autumn Leaves - Totally Tilda DT Card

Good morning peeps,
I really don't know where the days go, they just seem to whizz by at the moment while I'm still on a bit of a go slow.
My mojo is running riot I think it's been well nourished with the new Magnolia release lol, I could happily play, play, play and I've discovered I can sit at my desk for longer if I put a quilt over my chair and use a cushion to support my back, where there's a will there's a way lol.

Today is new challenge day at
& this fortnight our challenge is
& don't forget we need to see a Tilda too

Ingredients -
Medium - Copics
Sentiment - Sentiments 4 You (thanks Blondie xx)
Ribbon - Prima
Flowers - Prima & Wild Orchid
Twirly thingy- homemade

I have added some Melissa Frances pearls to the centre of the ribbon roses and added some crystal glamour dust to the image for a little compulsory sparkle :)
The Copic colours I've used are -
skin - E000, E00, E01, E11, R20, hair - E25, E31, E50, trousers - E57, E55, E53, top - YR000, YR00, YR01, YR02, tree - E23, E25, E27, leaves - E19, E37, BG93, Y26

I'm entering my card in the following challenges -
Midnight Madness - fab sketch, Colour Me Creative Copic - fun Fall colours, Our Creative Corner - faces, If The Shoe Fits - Halloween &/or Fall,  4 Crafty Chicks - Marker it up!, CRAFT - Autumn, CCEE Stampers - Fall scene, DYSU - trees,  Little Red Wagon - Fall, Deep Ocean - Fall colours, Magnolia Mania - small scene, Oldie But A Goodie - Autumn

That's me done peeps, time for some hopping before I get colouring.
Thanks for stopping by

Thursday, 20 October 2011

Arrrgh I'm late & It's A Man Card! - Paper Play DT Card

Hello peeps,
Oh my goodness guess who's an air head & forgot what day & week it was! That's what happens when I try & be organised & make DT cards a few days in advance it throws me right out of my little routine, there I was happily doing a little blog hopping & I saw one of my teamies DT cards on their blog & realised it's my teams week to play & I hadn't even thought about starting my post, oops!

Without any further waffle even though you probably already know long before I realised lol, today is new challenge day at
& this week our challenge is

My DT card is another birthday card I made for my baby boy so once again a severe lack of flowers, man cards are so not my favourites, they need some pretties lol.
Apologies the piccy's aren't the best, I don't have Photoshop & it was one of those miserable rainy & dark days when I took this and I wish I'd used my Copics instead of DI's.

Ingredients -
Image & Sentiment - Cardmad Fairy (thanks Jenni xx), Small Stars corner - Magnolia
Medium - Distressed Inks
Papers - GCD Studio
Buttons, Ribbon & Charms from stash
Tools - MS Cherished PATP, Music Notes - Marianne Creatable & My Favourite Things, Magnolia Doo Hickey Swirls

I'll pop back later & link products if I can stay awake, if not I'll link up tomorrow
I'm entering my card in the following challenges -
Digi Days - spots & stripes, Sketch Saturday - sketch, Pixie Dust Studio - birthday, Paper Pretties - black & white +1, Sisterhood Of Crafters - birthday, Celebrate The Occasion - male birthday + metal, Top Tip Tuesday - layer it, Make It Monday - anything goes, Simon Says Stamp & Show - some stripes, Simply Create - shades of black

That's me done peeps, time for a bit more hopping before bed.
Thanks for stopping by

Wednesday, 19 October 2011

Little Ida's Flowers! - Simon Says Stamp DT Card

Good morning peeps,
Brrrrr it's cold today, I think the furthest I'll be going today is into my craft room so in other words I'm enjoying a day at home.
Hubby and Jode had a really lovely day on Sunday at Hoggin' The Bridge, there were over 3,500 motorbikes there which was a lot more than the organisers anticipated and they raised thousands of pounds for various charity's including Meningitis UK which is close to our hearts as Jodie had Meningitis when she was only 11 and Jodie lost her friend Sophie to it last year. Jodie said it was an amazing & emotional day, she couldn't get over all the people lining the route waving & cheering, I'm amazed she could hear the cheers over the racket those Harley's make lol. After hours searching through You Tube videos of it hubby has managed to find video's of them riding so he's happy lol.

Today is new challenge day at
and this week our challenge is

If you are stuck for ideas & don't want to use the famous one's google "Fairytales" and you will be able to find lists of them.

This week my lovely teamies and I are showcasing my little favourites Magnolia stamps, pop over and take a peek at the gorgeous inspiration the girls have come up with.
Before I share my card I just want to thank the lovely Jane for giving me some tips for colouring white with Copics, I can't pull it off as well as Jane does but hopefully with a bit of practice I might get there, thanks hun xx

I have taken my inspiration from a Fairytale by Hans Christian Andersen called Little Ida's Flowers
Ingredients -
Medium - Copics
Papers - Magnolia
Flowers - Prima, Magnolia, stash & Prima flower center

 I have masked sweet Tilda and stamped the Christmas text & sweet snowflakes in Dusty Concord distressed ink over & around the image, the sparkle is diamond stickles and the twirly stick is homemade.
I'm not sure if you can see it very well but this beautiful Simplicity lace has a really pretty iridescent finish, I so need to get lots more of this
As always our lovely Heidi is sponsoring our challenge with a very generous $50 in store spending spree

If you haven't seen the new Sweet Christmas Dreams Collection by Magnolia where the heck have you been lol, no seriously click the pic and take a peek I love them all

Don't forget to keep an eye on the Simon Says Stamp STORE BLOG where you can see the new goodies in store and also be in with a chance of winning some lovely giveaways

I'm entering my card in the following challenges -
Bunny Zoe's - lace it up, Top Tip Tuesday - layer it up, Pink Ink - fabby sketch, Stamptacular - you choose!, Make It Monday - anything goes linky party, Whoopst Daisy - free & easy, Colour Create - lilac, grey & white, Crafty Ribbons - ribbon & lace, Fairy Fun Fridays - sugar & spice & all things nice, If The Shoe Fits - female power, Just Magnolia - distressing, Allsorts - lavender & lace,

That's it from me peeps, I'm off to find some nice thick fluffy socks.
Thanks for stopping by

Monday, 17 October 2011

Edwin & The Mad Hatter

Good evening peeps,
I've a quick post tonight as it's past bedtime really but I thought I'd just sneak this one in.
Today I have two little cards to share again, I think I'm getting back in my stride with card making again, there's no stopping me now, oh happy days lol.
Ingredients -
Medium - Copics
Papers - Pion & Graphic 45
Sentiment - Cats Life Press
Tools - MS Scallop Dot border punch, Whimsey snowflake, Nesties
The gorgeous taffeta ribbon I have been hoarding for I don't know how long but I wish I could remember where I bought it as I love it

I'm entering this little card in the following challenges -
Make It Monday - anything goes, Christmas Inspirations - die cuts/punches, Stamptacular - you choose, CRAFT - 1 ribbon, 2 shapes & some glitter, Creative Belli - chunky glitter

Next up is one of the cards I made for my baby boy for his birthday, he does love his cups of tea so when I saw this image I had to buy it as it's perfect for him and it did make him laugh
Ingredients -
Image - The Mad Hatter, Mo Manning, Medium - Copics, Paper - Tim Holtz, Sentiment - Cats Life Press, Stitch stamp - Magnolia, Ribbon - stash
I'm entering this card in the following challenges -
Bronte & Bella's (Mo's) & My Mum's Craft Shop - inspired by a song (Tea for Two & Two for Tea), Cards 4 Men - make us laugh, Nettie G's Digital Gems - anything but rectangle, Sketch & Stash - sketch, Altered Alice (wk3 chpt8) - something that twinkles or shines, Sweet Stampin' - for men

That was a bit of a whirlwind for me but that means more time tomorrow for blogging :)
Thanks for stopping by

Sunday, 16 October 2011

Best Witches & Sweet Christmas, Addicted To Stamps DT & One For Fun

Good morning peeps,
I have been tearing my hair out with frustration with computer issues and have spent the last few days trying to sort them out. Bizarrely my computer was saying my in built disc drive was missing & I needed to upload a new Internet security & antivirus programme as mine expired but it wouldn't read the disc due to the RW having gone missing!!!!! I tried installing the software through an external disc drive so I could come online but it was having none of it so I have been trying to track back & find out if any updates may have affected it so I've been uninstalling & reinstalling updates & just had a bright idea of trying Microsofts MR Fix It as I've used it before & it's brilliant & would you believe it sorted out in about 2 minutes flat so thanks to Mr Fix It I'm good to go again, why oh why didn't I think of trying that first, I wonder if he can fix backs & shoulders too lol.
It's worth remembering that one peeps, it's free to use & will definitely be the first place I try when things go wrong in future.

Today is new challenge day at
& this fortnight our challenge is

Ingredients -
Image - Sugar Nellie ( another of the stamps the lovely Elaine bought me for my birthday, thanks hun x)
Medium - Copics
Papers - Magnolia, Basic Grey & free download
Flowers - Prima, Kort & Godt & Wild Orchid
Sentiment - Computer generated
Pearls - Hero Arts
Pin & Twirly thingy - homemade
Tools - MS Cherry Blossom PATP, Nesties, Spellbinder fancy tags, Marianne Creatables Decorative Elegance, Magnolia Heart Swirls

I'm entering my card in the following challenges -
Stamp With Fun - sketch, Cupcake Craft - Halloween, Magical Monday - use 3 punches, Creative Card Crew - spooky fun, Everybody Art - Halloween, Scrap Creations - Halloween, Crafty Calendar - spooky, Hanna & Friends - Halloween, Alphabet - S = soon be Halloween, Card Makin' Mamas - Halloween, Cutie Stampers - Halloween, Fussy & Fancy - Halloween / Fall, The Poodles Parlour - Halloween, Basic Grey - Halloween / Fall, Challenge Up Your Life - Halloween, Craft Your Days Away - Halloween colours, One Stop Craft - Halloween

 For my second card which I intended blogging a couple of days ago but couldn't, I have used a gorgeous little Tilda for the Magnolia Sweet Christmas Collection 2011 and they really are sooooo sweet. This little cutie was in the Autumn Stamp Club & all the new Tilda's I'd ordered arrived yesterday so I really am spoilt for choice & don't know which to ink up first lol.
Ingredients -
Image - Magnolia, new from the Sweet Christmas Collection
Medium - Copics
Paper - Pink Paislee

I want to say a HUGE thank you to the really lovely and super talented Camilla who kindy sent me a lovely gift of this gorgeous Magnolia sentiment stamp which I have wanted for ages but haven't been able to find and Camilla found it for me on her recent trip to the Magnolia shop in Boras, thanks sooooooo much hunny xx

I'm entering my little card in the following challenges -
TOMIC - use a sitting Tilda & at least one Doo Hickey
Just Magnolia - distressing
Hjertebodens Julleblog - 3 Christmas cards each month and this is my third so far, the others can be seen HERE & HERE

Today is my baby boys 23rd birthday, aww happy birthday Gareth, he's working 8am-8.30pm today poor babby. I must pop out and buy him a cake as hubby was going to pick one up but him and Jodie have gone off for the day on a big motorbike run to Wales called Hoggin' The Bridge, it's in aid of charity & a couple of thousand Harley's from around the country & various other motorbikes are expected to take part. Jodie just rang to say they've arrived & have gone to buy a hot chocolate but is worried about how they will find hubby's bike again as there are so many parked up.
 Last night they were in a procession of 66 Harley bikes which opened Taunton Carnival which they really enjoyed so they've had a busy weekend out & about on the bike.
As I've the day to myself I am going to be inking up a new Tilda or two, after I've fed the dragons of course, crickets & tweezers here I come lol.
Thanks for stopping by

Wednesday, 12 October 2011

Boo - Simon Says Stamp DT Card

Good morning peeps,
I am slowly catching up with some housework, I can't do mess it's driving me nuts not being able to have my usual cleaning frenzy every day and my poor garden is starting to look like a jungle lol.
I am having problems leaving blog comments grrrrrrr, I have tried & tried but blogger is having none of it. I'm not being asked to sign in it just won't publish my comments, is anyone else having the same problem or know how to fix it this time?
 EDITED - Thanks so much for the helpful suggestions, I'm trying Firefox and fingers crossed it seems to be working and I am able to comment again xx

Today is new challenge day at
& this week our challenge is

Ingredients -
Images - Magnolia, Witch Tilda, African Sun, Cat
Medium - Copics
Papers - Magnolia
Pearls - Hero Arts

 As always our lovely Heidi is sponsoring our challenge with a whopping $50 in store spending spree

Take a peek at the gorgeous new goodies in store, I've got my eye on some of those little CC Designs stamps they are soooooo cute
I'm entering my card in the following challenges -
Magnolia Down Under - Halloween, Sparkles Forum - Halloween, Cutie Sunday - Halloween, Cupcake Craft - Halloween, iCopic - masking, Stamps & Fun =Creativity - Halloween, Papertake - get in shape, Creative Card Crew - spooky fun, Everybody Art - Halloween, 7 Kids College Fund - Halloween, The Pixie Cottage - dark & spooky

I just wanted to say a big thank you for the lovely comments I get left for me, it's always nice to have so many visitors I'm just sorry I have been unable to return your comments due to blogger being naughty again, I've had to make do with silent hopping, fingers crossed it won't last.
On the subject of comments I don't want to offend or upset anyone but PLEASE don't leave me comments with adverts & links to websites / products in unless of course it's from DT members linking to their own challenge blog. I will not publish the comments with the advertising links in which is a shame as they are such lovely comments but I don't endorse these sites / products, I don't know if these links are "safe" or contain a virus as some peeps have had left on their blogs & I don't want my blog used for free advertising. I hope the lady concerned understands & isn't upset by me saying this as I really do appreciate your lovely comments..
Thanks for stopping by

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