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Wednesday, 24 April 2013

Mustache Tag

I have crafty withdrawal symptoms but I'm so exhausted tonight I haven't the energy to pick up a poky tool lol
I have however found the motivation to post this little tag card
It's one of the embellishments I made for Jenny at Christmas
All the cuts are from the amazing Artiste cartridge 
Hope everyone is enjoying the sun !!

Tuesday, 23 April 2013

ATG Challenge Blog - Craft Den's 5th Birthday Celebrations Blog Hop !! x

Lynne's shop the CRAFT DEN is 5 years old
and the
celebrating with a 

We have 2 amazing prizes of a
£20.00 gift voucher 
and a 
£10.00 gift voucher
to spend at 
 for two lucky peep's who follow the hop !!

To be in with a chance of winning you must start at the Anything Goes Challenge Blog, visit each blog in turn, collect the clues, leaving a message with the answer on each blog, then go back to the 
 and write a birthday message !!

This is the blog hop order of play

Nikki  That's me !!

 Hopefully you will have hopped over here from Carol's blog, if you haven't go to the 
and start from the very beginning !!

Here is my all important clue 

Please hop over to Janine's blog next and leave her some love 

Monday, 22 April 2013

Mixed Blessings lol !! x

Work is still ridiculously busy - but enjoyable - however it 
has meant that my craft time has all but disappeared
that makes me sad but just at the minute the work load is positive and productive so long may it last !!

I haven't been able to join the DT over at FCCB for my challenge this week 
so I am sharing a card I made a while ago instead.

The girls have made 3-D projects this week so please pop over to FCCB  and leave them some love !!

This card is made with Kanban card stock. 
A spellbinder die and Cricut Essentials for the letters and words 
Super simple !!

Tuesday, 16 April 2013

Happy Birthday Tim x

More Birthday cards and gift tags
 this one belongs to my brother Tim born when April was warm and sunny....
...the year he was born 33 years ago my Nan fell through a deck chair with him in her arms
Oh, she looked so funny holding him up in the air so he didn't get squashed she couldn't get out till my Dad saved her !!
Happy Days !!
They should be scrapbook memories !!

This fab Wellington topper is Tim all over

He's rather partial to a glass of red !!

Next Tuesday over at the 
we will be celebrating 5 years of trading at Lynne's shop 
Please come and join us the for our fab

Monday, 15 April 2013

Happy Birthday Dad x


 Another super simple's Kanban topper card

and it's matching gift tag card !!

Sunday, 14 April 2013

Happy Birthday Ann x Big 40 x

I have my sister's card to share today along with it's little gift tag card

Lots of champagne will be flowing as this post goes live !!

More Gorjuss Girls because I just love love love them !! I decoupaged some of the 12x12 papers for this one, super simple after all the gift tags lol 

3" Gift Tag Card with a spellbinder used to cut the Gorjuss Girl from the packaging along with scraps left over from the main card.

Back tomorrow with my Dad's card, April is full of Birthdays in our house !!

Saturday, 13 April 2013

18 Birthday Tags and then some ... x

Happy Saturday 
Oh it is so good to sit and do NOTHING !!
Life is busy busy busy ....
I'm off to York in a few minutes for my Sister's 40th Birthday celebrations tomorrow
but first I need to share my 18 Birthday tags for Emma....

I used the scraps from Em's Birthday card for all the tags

Docrafts Gorjuss with some silver mirror card added - Cheap and cheerful from The Range

The tags and pretties are all cut from the Cricut Artiste Cartridge

The mini buttons are really cute and came free with Creativity magazine last month

The bows are already tied and part of the Gorjuss range

Each of the 3 different coloured Baker's twine reels are 20 yards long making it a really good way of decorating the tags and parcels

I love the 3-D bow from the Artiste Cart

This is everyone's favorite in our house 

I have finally mastered the pearl Cosmic Shimmer dots - so economical to use instead of a lot of gems or pearls

I got a butterfly punch out for this one

Em loves the jigsaw cut so we had to have a tag made with it

A different style of bow

I prettied this one up with Cosmic shimmer dots but then messed up the 13  !! !!

Tired now ?? !! ??

Love this one

My favorite flowers

Nearly there ...

Happy 18th gift bag 
Just when you think its all over...
...more with no numbers lol

Mustache for JoJo's presents for Em

and finally googly eyes on tags made from wrapping paper

Thank you for sharing my picture heavy post !!

Tuesday, 9 April 2013

Anything Goes Challenge 90 Heavy Metal

Emma had a fantastic Birthday...first "legal" wine purchase went down very well lol at her birthday bash last night!! 
A good time was had by all !!

I have used my birthday card to her as my DT card for the new 
"Heavy Metal"

I fell in love with this Gorjuss girl a long time ago and she reminds me of my daughter

My "metal" element is the fabulous brad part of the Gorjuss Girls range 

I put one of the note die cuts inside to hide the baker's twine

Emma loved her card and the 18 matching tags hope you do too!!

Don't forget to join us over at the Anything Goes Challenge Blog and 
also to visit Lynne's On Line shop The Craft Den where many of the products used on my card can be purchased

Back soon to share my Altered Mirror made with some of the ladies from the DT at Lynne's on Saturday at the  Hel's Sheriden meltpot workshop  

Thank you Lynne for an absolutely brilliant day x

Monday, 8 April 2013

FCCB Challenge #155 Yellow and a Triangle

Happy Bithday to U!!
Happy Birthday to U!!
Happy Birthday lovely Emma 
Happy Birthday to U
x x x 

My "baby" is 18 today 
Oh My !!
Oh My !!

Here is the Birthday card I made for my elder daughter and her boyfriend to give to Emma
My inspiration came from...

...this weeks 
Use a triangle and the colour yellow on your card

(AKA I have totally run out of time to do everything I want to do !!)

I used Straight from the Nest Cartridge for the bunting

With Anita's Glitteration Stickers for the name and greeting
(So not my favorites but time is so precious and whizzing by at a rate of knots!!)

Please come and join us over at FCCB for this weeks challenge, remember to use a new project and name your Cricut cartridge of choice, can't wait to see what everyone comes up with !!
Right now though let the 18th Birthday celebrations begin...x...
I'll be back tomorrow with MY card for Emma and the new Anything Goes Challenge (Multi tasking again lol!!)

Monday, 1 April 2013

FCCB Cricut Crawl.....April Fools !! x !!

Happy 1st of April !!! !!!
A big welcome to
 my little part of the FCCB April Fools Cricut Crawl !!

If you have come from
you are in the right place,
however, if you are one of my lovely *not* Cricut friends or
you came across my little blog by chance you may want to go to the FCCB blog
and start from the very beginning 
...which they tell me... a very good place to start lol !!

We have all used a joke on our projects so hopefully we can all have a good giggle as we make our way around the crawl !!

I printed my joke

"What type of music do Mummies listen too?"

"Wrap Music"

on white card after I'd spent an hour googling (is that a word??) some terrible jokes and laughing till I cried !!

The "mummie" comes from Paper Dolls Dress Up cut at 5"

The web is cut at 4" and the spider 1 1/2"
The musical notes are from Lyrical Letters cut at 1"

I used a black Promarker with a fine nib added to tie the cuts together with fake stitching doodles, super quick and simple !!

Right on wards and upwards then next on the crawl is
over at
please go and visit her and leave her some love....

Please join us at FCCB and make your own jokey project to be in with a chance of winning  a prize of
a $25 gift certificate from
Some of the ladies may have extra prizes of their own
...sadly slacking
haven't managed to pull that one off this time around but if you are not already, please become a follower, I'm hoping to have something to share again very soon !! x !!
(Hint 2 off a 100 followers - thank you so much for supporting my little blog !!)

We all have until 1900 next Sunday to join in the merriment, as always please use at least 1 Cricut cut and name your cartridge 

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