Sorry I am not around but I have caught Issy's stomach bug and I have not been well. Also for some reason I cannot load photos to my blog the format seems to have gone up the spout. I do have some bits to show once I can get this sorted out. xx
Sorry I have not been around much over the last few days but Issy has been off school with a sick bug poor thing I hate seeing the kids sick. Anyway she is on the mend and hopefully be able to go back to scholl tomorrow.
Yesterday I had a go at making some Basic Grey xmas cards. This came as a kit from the Glitter Pot and I really enjoyed putting it all together. These papers are gorgeous. I also made a Xmas card using some Making Memories papers and a die cut frame from Craftwork Cards. I do think these are very cute and really effective. Sorry about the photos not sure what is wrong with the camera.
Finally I would like to wish Gina a happy birthday today hope you enjoy yourself hunny. hugs han xx
"Our challenge to you is to 'Make something for Christmas - other than a card'!! OR .... 'Make something for Christmas - other than a card ... AND... a card to match' :0)**The prize for this week is one of the new "Sentiment Stamps" which are on clear polymer. The winner can choose which stamp that they would like out of the 4 new ones released."
I made an envelope pocket that you could give someone some money or gift token in for Xmas. I have used the fabby new Traditional Xmas papers from Funky Fairy.
As you can see I have finally got my blog working hubbie had a look not sure what he did but it works now. I will be back later with some more posts hope you all had a lovely weekend xx
The lovely sue over at http://slumbercards.blogspot.com/ is offering some blog candy which is all pink for Breast cancer awareness month. She would like us to make a Pink card and send it to someone we know who has been affected by this disease. I have made this card and I am going to send it to one of my Bestest friends Nikki who has had breast cancer twice and also ovarian cancer. She is such a brave person and I love her to bits so this card is for her. TFL xx
The fabby Natalie over at http://nattykcards.blogspot.com/ has some gorgeous blog candy up for grabs to celebrate her blogging for a year. Congrats Natalie and keep up the good work I love visiting your blog for inspiration xx
The challenge this week at http://papertakeweekly.blogspot.com/ is a sketch by Katarina. I have used an Art Impressions image and some of the new Basic Grey paper Urban Prairie. Other bits are from stash. I am starting to feel a bit more "human" today thanks for all your kind messages and emails they are much aprreciated :):). Hope you are having a good one and TFL xx
The challenge this week at http://funkyfairychallenge.blogspot.com/ is a fabby sketch set by Shaz. I have used Funky Fairy papers with a whiff of joy stamp. Other bits are from Stash. Please pop over the see the other DT work. Update on my migraine I am feeling better today but still a bit "odd" - don't all say it - nothing new there then:):) Hoping to get some crafting done later today..TFL xx
The challenge this week at http://magnoliachallengeblog.blogspot.com/ is a sketch. Please pop over and see the other DT's fabby work. Only a short post today as I have been suffering with a terrible migriane and I still don't feel to great. TFL XX
The challenge this week at http://cutecardthursday.blogspot.com/ is Buttons & Bows. I have used my new Sarah Kay stamp that arrived this week and some really stunning papers from Bo Bunny that I got from Crafts U Luv. I popped in there yesterday with William to have a quick look round and what a fabby shop lots of yummy stuff and ever so friendly. Hope you are all enjoying the weekend I will be back with some more bits later hopefully. A number of you have asked me for a tutorial on the ribbon tree - so watch this space I may attempt it later :):)
I decided to have a go at making one of these Ribbon trees. I saw this in a magazine a while ago and then also over on the fabby Marlene's blog so decided to have a go as I bought the polysterene trees a while ago. Anyway this is how it has turned out the photo is not too good but I have used mainly ribbons from Poppicrafts. Thanks for looking xx
I have been asked by the gorgeous Mich at http://www.poppicrafts.co.uk/ to join her design team. I of course said yes as I always buy all my gorgeous embellishments from her. Thanks Mich for the honour and please pop over to her shop and see all her fabby craft bits. I am also looking forward to working with the other girls on the DT.
Also I have just seen the team from DIY SOS at a house a few doors up on my way back from school. I might ask them if they can come and finish painting my conservatory :):) Thanks for looking and hope you are all enjoying your day xx
I decided as seeing as I did not go to watch my son play in the rugby tornament (to wet & cold for issy) I would spend some time creating this morning. I wanted to make a different style card for me as I normally just do a normal square - so I did a gatefold card using fancy pants paper. I am quite pleased with it may do a few more like this. Hope you are enjoying your day and are not getting tooo wet wherever you are. Thanks for looking xx
Challenge 39 at Tilda and Co was to use metal on your cards. You can see the challenge here along with all the other DT work http://magnoliachallengeblog.blogspot.com/. I have used My Minds Eye christmas papers - can you tell that i really like these yet:):). I have added a snowflake charm. Thanks for looking xx
The challenge this week at http://pennybfriendssaturdaychallenge.blogspot.com/ was a sketch. I do not have very many Penny Black images so i have used my trusty cow image again. I have gone for very bright pinks and oranges to try and brighten up the awful weather outside. Thanks for looking xx
I received this image in a swap a while ago so I decided to use it with some Fancy pants papers. Other bits are from stash. I hope you are all having a nice saturday. I am starting to feel a bit more human today after a horrible head cold for most of this week, so decided to do some crafting. Thanks for looking hanxx
A new weekly challenge has been set up here http://thesecretcraftersaturdaychallenge.blogspot.com/ and the challenge this week is a sketch. I have used nearly everything from Pink Petticoat, brads from the lovely Mich at Poppicrafts and other bits from stash. Thanks for lookingxx
The challenge this week at http://cutecardthursday.blogspot.com/ is Christmas Animals. I have used MY Minds Eye papers which I love with a penny black stamp coloured with copic markers. Thanks for looking xx
Sorry all I did not get round to picking someone on Wednesday evening however Issy picked number 42 last night so the winner is Denise at http://thecraftyden.blogspot.com/ so Denise if you can contact me with your address then I can send it through to you. Thanks to all who took part will be back later today hopefully with some cards xx
My brother Edward and his new wife Clare are flying home from their Honeymoon in the Maldives tomorrow and I have made them a little Album with just a few of the photos that we took of the day, that I can give them tomorrow. They have not really seem many photos of the day as they flew straight off so I thought I would make them this little keepsake. Thanks for looking xx
I have been awol I have been dealing with a few issues that have left me with very little inspiration and energy. However I did make these over the weekend using the Funky Fairy Blue Xmas download which you can get here http://funkyfairyinspirations.blogspot.com/2008/09/new-free-xmas-kit.html and it is free so go and have a look. Thanks for looking and all your kind words as to where have I been xxx
I am giving away some blog candy as I have just noticed that I have gone over 20,000 hits. This is thanks to all of you who come each day and leave such sweet messages on my blog and also who all inspire me everyday when I visit your blogs. All I want you to do is comment on this post and put a link on your blog about this candy. I will get Issy to pick a winner on Wednesday 1st October after 6pm. This is open to all I will post internationally. Thanks for looking xx
"This weeks challenge was the idea of RIA And Ria wants you to use RIBBONS & LACE in your creations. Its as easy as that! So show us YOUR ribbon & lace creations!" Pop over to http://funkyfairychallenge.blogspot.com/ to see the other fab DT work. Here is mine. Thanks for looking xx
The challenge this week at http://magnoliachallengeblog.blogspot.com/ was "on a budget" you needed to make a card that cost under £1. Mine cost 66p. Pop over and see the other DT cards they are all fab. Thanks for looking xx
Today is my 10 year wedding anniversary and I just wanted to share these beautiful flowers I got from my hubbie xx We have been together since school so more like 20 years but only married for 10. I hope everyone else is having a fab day in this gorgeous weather - about time:):)
My Whiff of joy stamps arrived today what fab service. I have made a few cards with them using some christmas Papermania papers - I have coloured the images with my copic markers. My camera has just died so I have only got one photo here but will add the others tomorrow. Hope you are all have a nice evening and thanks for looking xx
My sister and my son William My brother and clare My brother Edward and Clare My husband tom
Well the wedding was a complete success my brother and his bride Clare looked gorgeous. I have added a few photos of them I will of course be making them a scrapbook when I get all the other photos. I hope you all had a nice weekend and now all my wedding duties are finished I will be getting back to all of the challenges xx
All of the DT team at Funky Fairys have been interviewed and put onto the Inspiration Blog, it is my turn now so pop over to http://funkyfairyinspirations.blogspot.com/ and have a look and leave me a comment. Funky Fairy's have also launched a new range of fab stamps which can also be seen at the blog.
I am still in the middle of wedding "bliss" i.e names plates, table plans, menus etc.. I am nearly done so will hopefully catch up on some more challenges soon and also blog hopping as I am missing seeing all of your fabby work xx
This week at http://aspoonfullofsugarchallenge.blogspot.com/ the challenge is to make anything but a card. This week I have made a little reading folder for Issy to take to school. The reason being I was getting everything ready for William yesterday as he went back today and Issy said I have not got a reading folder :( so this idea came to mind.. I have used some new My Minds Eye papers and a hanglar stamp. Thanks for looking xx