Thursday 31 December 2009

Daisy and Dandelion New Year Project

This is my New Year project for Daisy and Dandelion
For full instructions on how to make the calendar pop over to
Daisy and Dandelion

Remember to check out the rest of the DT inspiration.
Have a very Happy New year

Charisma Cardz First Birthday Blog Hop

Welcome everyone and a huge happy birthday to Charisma challenge as we celebrate our 1st birthday with a blog hop

The challenge this week is celebrations so you can make anything so long as it celebrates an occasion- I made a 1st Birthday card and used the free image from my Daisy and Dandelion team mate Helen- isn't he sooo cute

So you should have arrived here from Sally's blog and you are looking for a word to collect from me too and that word is.... drum roll..... HAPPY

So leave me a comment to let me know you dropped by and you could win my little celebration candy of three floral stamps and real flowers that can be ironed on to your project(winner announced 8.30 on 7th January) and off you pop back to the Charisma challenge blog HERE

Good Luck and Happy New year


Wednesday 23 December 2009

Merry Christmas

Just to wish you all a very merry Christmas as I can't see me having time to do any posts now before Christmas- Have a wonderful day everyone and hope Santa is good to you


Saturday 19 December 2009

Forever Friends

At Forever Friends this week its anything goes so i did another easel card for this challenge
The papers are fom a pad Sue brought me back from Canada and its Recollections Autumn collection and I just love the papers that are in the pad
What's the snow like where you are- not too bad here which is good as I don't like driving in the snow but love to see the dogs playing in it... they get very excited and does does a really funny walk as if its too cold for his feet and he is on his tip toes dancing about.. its hilarious
Have a fab weekend

Add On- spoke too soon... went to take the dogs back out again and a ten minute drive turned into 50 min nightmare as the snow came on really heavy and everyone was skidding everywhere then it took about the same to get home- door is now shut and I am going nowhere except in front of the fire!

Thursday 17 December 2009

Charisma Cardz

Its Jan turn to set the challenge this week and she chose Anything so long as its not Christmas
and this is my card but its not really just a week this challenge is running for 2 weeks then there will be surprise celebrations to join in with .
It was nice not having to do Christmas for a change
Stamp- Tim Holz
Rose from stash
Ribbon from Craft at Home
Sentiment- Craftwork Cards
Looking forward to visiting to see what you have created for this challenge


Tuesday 15 December 2009

2 Sketches 4 You

This is the sketch over at the fabby 2S4Y this week and this is my take on the sketch
I used distress ink and one of my favourite Timmy boy stamps, corrugated card, string and leaves- rather rustic feel to the card but I do love the brownish tones but think I must think pink a bit more maybe for next year or maybe the next!!!
Hope everyone's Christmas shopping is going well- mine has ground to a halt so I must get a move on

Saturday 12 December 2009

Just Magnolia

The challenge at Just Magnolia this week is Christmas and this is my first go at an easel card and can say I love them and will be making plenty more of them
Have booked my seat on the couch for the X Factor final tonight... Go Joe go
Hope you are having a lovely weekend

Thursday 10 December 2009

Charisma Cardz

This week at Charisma its a colour challenge

Red green and white or silver

I used the lovely Gilbert ghost which Chris drew herself and kindly offered out to peeps who visit her - isn't he cute
So I used white, red and green but also silver with the glitter
looking forward to seeing what you come up with for this challenge
Have a good day

Tuesday 8 December 2009

At Last

At last I am having the chance to do a couple of challenge cards- having a day off today and am amazed at what I am getting through- some Christmas shopping done including the gift bags, dogs walked and brushed, washing on, tidied craft room, made a sympathy card and these two challenges done and its only the back of 2!!!
This one is for Daring CardMakers- a challenge I have not taken part in for a while just due to time but had to make time for this one which is SEPIA- a colour I just adore working with
But this is a nothing!!! its not a card but just a lump of chipboard so you are seeing it before it morphs into something else- it will either end up a calendar or the front cover of a notebook- what do you think it would suit best?
The next card is for Cute Card Thursday which is swirly girly and it comes in handy as I have a niece's birthday at the weekend so it serves a double purpose- away to pop it in the post now

Hope the rest of the day is as fruitful as I still have a ton of things to do including cleaning out the hamster- that will give Misty something to do too, she loves the chase it about in its ball and drool
And Anice over at Funky Hand is having another sale- a whopping 33% off everything so go on and treat yourself to an early pressie and remember you still have the rest of the month to enter the Get Funky monthly challenge
Hope you are having a fruitful day too

Saturday 5 December 2009

Forever Friends

Over at Forever Friends this week the challenge is anything but a card so I made a calendar.
The spotty paper is from Now Thats Funky Cd- one of my all time favourite papers and it comes in a selection of colours so all the better!
Am trying to decide what to wear tonight- its the dog agility's Chrsitmas night out- without the dogs! and its quite funny seeing everyone all dressed up and not covered in muddy paw prints
Have a great weekend whatever you are up to

Thursday 3 December 2009

Charisma Cardz

The challenge this week is I'm Dreaming of Summer
so I thought I would get out the Candy Doodles CD and do a cupcake card- looks yummy enough to eat!
This challenge was set by Karen who has sadly had to leave the team and I wish her all the best but that now means we are looking for another DT member so pop over to the challenge blog and find out how you can apply
It is quite difficult to do summer when your head is in Christmas but go on and give it a go and I look forward to visiting to seeing what you come up with

Tuesday 1 December 2009

Get Funky Challenge 5

Wow our 5th challenge already and this month its Kath turn and she chose

Deck the Halls- so we want to see lots of Christmas decorations, gift bags etc

So for this challenge I did a hanging XMAS decoration and used alphabets from the various Funky Hand CDs and the new digital images download and papers from Yule Be Funky
Looking forward to visiting to see what wonderful things you come up with and remember to check out all the great inspiration from the rest of the DT, you have until the end of December to enter and you could win a £20 voucher to spend at Funky Hand

Saturday 28 November 2009


was missing in action yesterday as it was my Birthday- woohoo- had a fab day and just look at all the wonderful hand crafted cards I received
Anice, Ruth and Chris

Joan, Jules and Kath

En, Barbara, Dolly, Lythan ,Vee and Sue

Sorry the photos are so dull but it is dark and drab here but aren't they all wonderful
Thank you girlies they are all fab- having a chill day today so no cards from me today

Thursday 26 November 2009

Charisma Cardz

The challenge this week at Charisma Cardz is Anything Christmas
This is my Dandelion Christmas card and it has little step at the front- not sure what you call that kind of card maybe someone can enlighten me.
Looking forward to seeing all your lovely Christmas ideas and remember to check out the rest of the DT for some inspiration.

Wednesday 25 November 2009

2 Sketches 4 You

This my take on the great sketch this week over at 2 Sketches 4 You.
Again a very simple card from me- I am off this week and I honestly don't know where the time has gone to- not got half of what I planned done but I did start my Christmas shopping so that's a bonus
The weather here is wild and I am off out to the dog training but not looking forward to stepping out of the door- I will be soaked before I even get to the car!
Have a lovely evening

HUGE Discount

To celebrate Anice's birthday she is giving a massive 41% off all Funky Hand products today- so what are you waiting for go grab a huge bargain
All you have to do is put the code 41TODAY in when you checkout and you will get this massive saving
And a massive Happy Birthday to Anice- hope you have a wonderful day

Thursday 19 November 2009

Cute Card Thursday

The challenge over at Cute Card Thursday this week is Something for a Teenager and this is my quick take on the challenge.
Trying to get a few more challenges done this week than I have been doing of late so some of them will probably be quick makes like this one.

Charisma Cardz

The challenge this week at Charisma Cardz is a fabby sketch and this is my take on the sketch
The stamp I just adore and its by Paper Artsy and that's the last I have of that lush ribbon- wish I could remember where I got it from!
Looking forward to seeing your take on the sketch and I hope you can join in the fun this week

Tuesday 17 November 2009

Forever Friends and Moving Along With The Times

The Forever Friends challenge this week is Glitter and the MAWTT is a sketch and open theme so this week I combined the two. I don't know where the time is flying by to but there seems to be the next weeks challenge up by the time I get round to considering the previous week!
So I made a point of making time tonight to do this card for these challenges.
It wasn't till I had put the image on that I realised it had a sentiment so I had to leave the text area off from the sketch and I couldn't cross my string as it hid the sentiment!

Sunday 15 November 2009

New Funky Hand Download

Woohoo great news there is a new Funky Hand download available and its Christmas digi stamps, check it out

There are snowflakes galore and a lovely tree, winter woolies, reindeer head and Christmas baubles ready for download, resize if you want and colour or print onto papers and make lots of wonderful Christmas cards with.

These are a couple of my samples but either check the wesite or the other DT's blogs for their wonderful examples.


Daisy & Dandelion Christmas Project

whee! that was a lot of photos!

This is my Daisy and Dandelion Christmas Project- for full instructions how to make see the Daisy and Dandelion blog

Daisy and Dandelion

I did the planner so it can used year after year and will be a good reminder each year what you bought the previous one.... so it will avoid buying the same present two years running for the same person... like anyone would do that! says me blushing!!!!

Hope you like it and remeber to check out the wonderful Christimas projects from the rest of the DT


Saturday 14 November 2009

Penny Black Challenge

The Penny Black Challenge this week is Christmas for the Guys

And I used my trusty PB dog stamp for this and my new snowflake cuttlebug die- which was inspired by Kath and I am so glad now that I bought it.
Hope you are all having a lovely weekend and just to let you know I am sitting here in my new leopard print pj's and dressing gown- and I do look a sight! and no you aint getting any photos of that one!

Thursday 12 November 2009

Charisma Cardz

The theme at Charisma Cardz this week is Merry and Bright
We are sponsored by
and isn't this a cute image from them
Used papers by K& Co, red core card and can't remeber where the sentiment JOY came from as I found it lying about in my stash
Looking forward to seeing all your Merry and Creations
Have a good day

Sunday 8 November 2009

18th Birthday Card

was asked to make an 18th birthday card for someone at work and it had to be girly and pink
EEK.. there is only a threee week window in the year that I do pink and girly so I deliberated long and hard and long and long about this one so I am just hoping it's ok and pink and girly enough
Hope your Sunday is going is well- my day is just running away with me- was at agility this morning and was soo chuffed that Misty went on the see saw all on her own- yeeha, major breakthrough, then by the time I got home and had to take Bud a walk, Misty tagged along too! and here we are quarter to three in the afternoon- better get the finger out and get this wedding card done

Saturday 7 November 2009

Penny Black Challenge

The challenge over at Penny Black this week is song titles
so I went about this challenge a bit back to front- instead of picking the song title and then making a card I coloured my PB mouse first then thought what could he hold or look at ... I know .....a star
The next dilema was then to find a suitable song with a star- and I kept thinking Wish Upon a Star and true enough when you look it up it is a song from a Disney Movie by Samantha Mumba
so that's how my card came about.
Am actually supposed to be making a Wedding Card but am waiting for the inspiration to hit me so made this to pass the time until the idea comes to me
Have a great weekend and pleeeaaassseeeea if any of you are.... STOP voting for John and Edward , they just have to get voted out of X Factor this week

Thursday 5 November 2009

2 Sketches 4 You

This is the sketch over at 2 Sketches 4 You this week, and this is my take on the sketch

Papers by K&Co and the sentiment is Cosmo Cricket

Missed doing this fab challenge for the last few weeks but hopefully will be back doing them a bit more regular now.