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Wednesday, 25 December 2013

Merry Christmas x

...No cards to show but plenty of good wishes to share 
I hope everyone is having a fantastic day I will be back with FCCB and our New Year, new DT, Cricut Crawl very soon !!
x x x

Monday, 11 November 2013

FCCB Challenge #186 Ribbons and Buttons

Happy Monday !!

Happy FCCB Challenge Day !!

Here is my card for this weeks challenge 
#186 Add at least 1 ribbon and 1 button to your project...

...Its not my week to play but it's definitely my favourite type of challenge

I used some beautiful Prima papers and Docrafts textured card stock for the layers on my card, ruffed them up round the edges and added a faint touch of distress ink
The banner is cut from Artiste

The flower is also cut from Artiste and sits on top of some raffia ribbon with a loose bow and loops of twine 

Please come and join us over at FCCB, we have two challenge winners prizes this week and as always will be show casing our top 5 favourites - did I ever tell you how much I love doing that post ??
(I think I did !! !! !!)
Please use a least one Cricut cut, name the cartridge, link back to FCCB AND remember the ribbon and button !! 
Fhew... I hope I remembered all the instructions he he he !!
Looking forward to a wander round cyber space to visit your blog's and see your entries...

Monday, 4 November 2013

FCCB Cricut Crawl !! Challenge #184 ANYTHING GOES !!

Happy Happy Monday !!
Firstly a HUGE thank you for still being here, its been a hard few weeks one way and another but the tide is on the turn at last and I'm hoping to be back and crafting much more again !!!
Not having time for crafting is a big NO NO in my world !!
without further ado.....

Welcome to the Fantabulous Cricut Challenge Blog
Cricut Crawl
(our version of a blog hop)
sponsored by Blitsy

Blitsy are giving away a bag of crafty goodness to one lucky challenge participant.

If you started  over at FCCB then you should be coming to visit me from Missy's blog. If not please hop back to FCCB and start at the very beginning...
Mary Poppin's says its a very good place to start !! !!

Our blog hop challenge is "Anything Goes" and I have a card made for a male friend to share

The card is a white and A5 landscape in size, I layered it with black card and ripped up stamped wording on one half, inked with TIm Holtz distress ink
The square layers are cut with George and Basic shapes, the moustache, film strips and letters from Artiste.

Michelle is next up on the Cricut crawl please go visit her and leave her some love !!

We'd love you to visit each of the Design Team members' blogs to see their projects.
If you get lost along the way, you can go back to FCCB and pick up where you left off,
don't forget to go back and link up your own project too

Here is the full line up...

Cindy - Creating with the Heart
Jackie- Luv 2 Scrappp
Kim - Kim's Kreations
Amy - The Stamping Tree
Emily - Mollie's Motif
Heather - Scrapping Runner Creations
Lynn - My Cards n Stuff
Missy - Quick Chick Designs
Nikki - Crafty Calamities
Rebecca - Crafting Misfit
Michelle - Just a Nutter Paper Crafter
Katerina - Dorcerela Stamps
Joneita - Create with Joneita
LB - Cool Beans by LB
Amy T - Crafting with Amy

We are having a Design Team call so if you would like to join us please visit the FCCB blog for more details 

 Please remember to be in with a chance of the prize and top 5 you need to use at least one Cricut cut, tell us which cartridge you have used and link back to the FCCB blog so others can enjoy the challenge too...

Tuesday, 24 September 2013

Anything Goes Challenge "Out with the Girls" x

Welcome to my post for the
This week we are

"Out with the Girls"

When my post goes live I too will be getting ready to go "out with the girls" looking forward to enjoying a very posh lunch and lots to drink in the Bail Gate home to Lincoln's amazing cathedral and stunning castle, I am so lucky to live so near such a beautiful city!!

I used the digi image "GillandCarley" by Sherri Baldy for my card, they are just so cute all dressed up for a big night out !!
The background paper is BoBunny purchased from Lynn's on line shop THE CRAFT DEN

I used my (rusty) Promarkers to colour the girls and them softened the edges of the spellbinders die cut with Distress Ink

I added a big bow, 3 pins, 3 flowers and a large gem for embellishment along with a cute "Happy Birthday" ribbon banner and some little bits of washi tape
The letters used for the name are DoCrafts

Please pop over to the Anything Goes Challenge blog and say hello
The challenge will run for 4 weeks to enable the DT to recharge their batteries in anticipation of some fantastic new challenges 

Monday, 16 September 2013

FCCB Challenge #178 ABC 123

Happy Monday !!
It's Team B up for our new challenge over at FCCB this week.
I had this card stored in my draft "posts to share soon" file and couldn't resist sharing it today even though I belong to Team A lol !!

As always our challenge runs from today until 9 0'clock Sunday evening (US time)
Please come and join in the fun, visiting both the FCCB blog and our fabulous DT's blog's, then go back to FCCB and enter your own project using and naming at least one Cricut cut
We love visiting all your blogs and leaaving messages for you all !!


It was one of those WHOOOPS moments when my daughter reminded me she had asked for a card for her nephew over two weeks ago !! !! !!
I had 2 hours to get it made and dry for his party !! !! !!
The Cricut will always come to the rescue no stressing required !! !! !!
I cut a large number 5 and the letters for little Brett's name on white card stock with the Cricut Artiste Cartridge and distressed them with Faded Jeans.
I cut the Happy Birthday from the same cartridge
I used some blue Co-ordinations card stock and distressed it with my sanding block and used some more Faded Jeans distress ink on the white card at the bottom, I added a red mirri strip to hide the join, finishing off with some blue and red gems. 
PHEW !! !! !!

Monday, 2 September 2013

Sweetdreams Lovely Lady x

I rarely share my personal life on my blog but here is a card first seen on one my very first blog posts nearly two years ago....

It was made for my Nan on her 90th Birthday 3 years ago....

That special lady went to join my Grandad up in heaven this weekend, so I will sadly not be joining my DT sisters for the next few weeks but will be with them all in spirit during the Vinyl Cricut Crawl next Monday and back with Anything Goes on the 24th September. 

FCCB Challenge #176 Make a Note

Welcome to my post for this weeks FCCB Challenge...
 #176 Make a Note

Next week we are having a Cricut Crawl (blog hop) so 
to join us...
...We have some amazing Vinyl tutorials and projects to share both on our own blogs and at FCCB 
Many of the DT have their own candy up for grabs and if 100 people join in and enter their own Vinyl project Kim our amazing sponser from Cricut Vinyl Supplies . com will give away a Cricut Expression !!!!!
WOW !!!!
Pop over to FCCB for more details!!

Back to this weeks challenge and my own little card

I used a 6x6" white card blank added matt's and layers in black, yellow and real music paper roughing up the edges a little with my Tim Holtz Distress tool, I accidentally ripped the fragile music sheet so I did it a bit more and made it a feature lol !!

I layered more black and yellow card and to add some interest stuck some little pieces of washi tape and Card Candi onto it before adding my musical note cut from the Lyrical Letters cartridge. I used the Cricut Craft Room to remove the little cut out bits that should have been there.

The flower is cut from Artiste cartridge and the flourish is Cricut Essentials 

Please come and join us over at FCCB with your own project, don't forget to name the Cricut Cartridge you use to be in with a chance of a prize and top five place

Tuesday, 27 August 2013

Anything Goes Challenge 100 In the Garden

Tuesday is challenge day over at the Anything Goes Challenge Blog 
This week we are enjoying being "In the Garden" with butterflies everywhere !!
Our challenge is open from 0800 today for the next two weeks please come and join us for our 100th challenge, we love coming to visit your amazing blog's !!

I couldn't resist taking the butterflies to the extreme for my card using a combination of Marianne Designs, punches and Cheery Lynn to make them fly absolutely everywhere.

I used Perfect Pearls to dress them up a bit

and Cricut Everyday Paper Dolls cartridge to cut the fence, added some doodling and bakers twine

The doily and smaller cuts are made with a brand new set of dies from Spellbinders called Delightful Circles
I used this weeks sketch from the  Sketch Saturday Challenge Blog and have entered my card just for fun !! x !!
Lynn's on line shop continues to be under construction but don't forget to pay her a visit at The Craft Den if  you are near Sheffield.

Monday, 26 August 2013


Hi everyone !!
Happy Bank Holiday Monday... hot has it been ?? ??

FCCB have a week long Vinyl challenge happening from
9th - 14th September



If 100 people join in the FCCB crawl and make a vinyl project they will give away a Cricut Expression
How amazing is that !!

Sunday, 25 August 2013

Get well Soon Grandma !! x x

My daughter's boyfriends Grandma is going into hospital so and he wanted a card to wish her good luck.....bless him !!

Here it is ...

Oooohhhh not a good photo it has to be said, I think I need to invest in a light box lol
The card is made from a Kanban topper and card stock.....oooohhhh I miss that company so much!!

Thanks for sharing my very oooohhhh post, wishing Grandma a speedy recovery for next week !!

Monday, 19 August 2013

Birthday Card Commision

I have had to abstain from joining my teamies at FCCB this week, I swear someone stole a whole day out of my week !! 
Please do go and visit, as ever they have some stunning projects, all with a camping theme!!

I couldn't not share something so here is the 70th Birthday card commission I made a couple of weeks ago.

I love cards like this they makes all the muddled worky thoughts and worries disappear and create peace in my head lol 

Hoping to be back with my challenge for Anything Goes next week till them take care

Tuesday, 13 August 2013

Anything Goes Blog Challenge #99 By the Sea

Happy Tuesday !!
I have another sea side theme card to share today, this time its for this fortnight's Anything Goes Challenge
I was going to do clean and simple but the card had other ideas lol !!

First off I couldn't get the layers straight (too lazy to go find a new blade) and then I realised the card wasn't quite long enough to space them out !!
Not to be defeated I went for cheesecloth and netty fabric and some old chain kept for many a year from my daughters pretty belt clip once a big favourite of her's- she wouldn't thank me for it now!! and plonked it all on together

I cut all the shapes with Cricut Craft Room using the current freebie "Pirates and Mermaids" with some beautiful Jewel coloured card stock

I used Distress Ink to take the white off the card stock 

and finished it off with some cute embellishments

I hope you can find time to pop over to the 
to visit the DT and see their fabulous creations and then join in the fun with your own project.
The challenge is open for 2 weeks
Please show your support by visiting Lynne's shop in Sheffield THE CRAFT DEN if you are lucky enough to be in the area

Monday, 5 August 2013

FCCB Challenge #172 Make a Splash

Cricut meet's Digi Stamps for this weeks challenge over at FCCB !!
We were all given the choice of 5 digi stamps from our sponsor this week 
to play with
I decided to use "Mermaid Ellie"
Here she is ....
...Super cute !!
I used my pro-markers to colour Mermaid Ellie after I'd chosen the papers I wanted to use namely Pretty Please by My Minds Eye and some printed paper from the Paper Mania Capsule Collection CD ROM.

I cut a frame form the Elegant Edges Cartridge, stuck Ellie behind it and the used some Frantage embossing powders. I drew faux stitches just to add some interest around the frame.

I put some Cheese Cloth under and around the left side of the frame with some Hessian and then added these fantastic shells and little star fish

Please pop over to FCCB and check out the DT creations, make your own project using at least one Cricut cut and join in the fun...
the challenge is open until 1900 Sunday
you might also want to pay a visit to the Paper Nest Store and Blog
Well ...
I'm off to finish a 70th Birthday card commission, hopefully I'll be back to show it off tomorrow ...

Tuesday, 30 July 2013

Happy Tuesday !!
Only by the skin of my teeth is my DT card for the Anything Goes Challenge Blog here to share this morning  
Talk about leaving it until the 11th hour !!
The main picture is terrible - huge apologies but the light was gone by the time I finished last night

Our challenge this fortnight is 
Please come and check out the DT cards and projects they are amazing as ever !!
You have 2 weeks if you would like to come and join us with your own project, we love cruising around cyber space and make sure to visit everyone who comes to play !!

I used Ashlyn's Alphabet Cricut Cartridge to cut the coffee pot and coffee cup

The paper's are Docrafts capsule collection in linen which co ordinates with the bows.
I added some stamped coffee stains, used Frantage embossing powders and some lace and flowers to decorate

I love this stamp from Lili of the Valley 

The friendship word is a wooden embellishment covered in gold frantage embossing powder

Many of the products used in my cards can be purchased from Lynn's shop The Craft Den in Sheffield,  she also does mail order and her telephone number can be found on my side bar

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