Wednesday 14 October 2009

Halloween Alter Container

Rusty set a challenge to alter a container for Halloween. Heres mine

It started out life as a box of chocolate orange segments, which i had to eat to make the box ;O) lol

This is the top of the box

Heres its final use..... a storage box to hand out halloween treats to the kiddies.

Tuesday 13 October 2009

MSE challenge. Halloween

Melissa set this fortnights theme.. Halloween. So a great chance to use my much loved Tilda with a spider :O) Also my haunted house cuttlebug folder and try chalking again. I still need lots of practise with chalking but do find its a great way for me to make this haunted house stand out more. Its had abit of 'bling' added with my silver glitter writer pen and i added card candy.

Monday 12 October 2009

CP challenge. Autumnal colours

This month The-wife set the challenge to use autumnal colours in a card.
Now this Tilda stamp is actually called Tilda with blueberries, but i think they look like nuts, so coloured brown thats what they became ;O) . I put both my oval and rectangle through my cuttlebug using divine swirls. Added abit of Jelly Tot card candy. Then decided to chalk abit, now i am soo not very good at using chalks lol. The orange oval was chalked over in bright orange. Then i used a bright green for between the swirls. I still have to add a sentiment to the card. But i havent decided its 'purpose' yet ;O)

Thursday 24 September 2009

MSE. Scraps and dies challenge

Heres my entry for the MSE Scraps and dies challenge. I used 2 smallish paper scraps that i had from making cards in the past. A cuttlebugged Haunted house and chalked bits of it so that it stood out more. Tilda dressed as a witch was coloured and blinged up. The dies were made by using my squeeze to make the ghost and BOO lettering.

What a great way to use up left over scraps :O)

Tuesday 22 September 2009

New branch on our family tree

On Sunday 20th September . My mums cousin, Anthony.. Finally married his Japaneese girlfriend, Aya. What a Fantastic day we all had. Yes i had a hangover that has now finally subsided lol ( 2 days later !!) The ceremony and reception were at Tonys mums house in Billinge. Wow the whole surroundings were just out of this world.
The guests were treated to a heartfelt ceremony, which brought a tear to the eyes of everyone. Sadly Tonys father Sammy died some 20 years ago. Then again another loss 12 years ago when Tonys stepfather Granville passed away. Although there has been such loss. Tonys' mum ,Jean is now with a great man, Phil. It was such a joy to see that Jean had invited all her 'children' to share in Tony and Ayas' day.After the ceremony we all gathered at the front of the house for photographs, Lots of Champagne and canapes. Waiting staff were provided ,they were so friendly and helpful. Whilst insisting that our glasses should remain full at all times ;O)

We were called into the dining area and i must say that the company provided the best ''tent'' i had ever seen !! I will at some point put a picture of the dining area on here, when i get my mums photographs, Throughout the meal Champagne and wine was provided along with water for those who prefered.

Our food was beautiful.
We had a trio of seafood starters . Gradvadlax of Scottish Salmon with a cuecumber salad. A shot of Classic Prawn coctail and Thai scented fishcakes.

Followed by : Pan fried fillet Steak served with caramelised Shallots and a wild mushroom and maderia sauce with Chateau potatoes and a Classic Caesar Salad

And for dessert : Trio of desserts. White chocolate mousse topped with a dark chocolate swirl. Classic Tiramisu and a Pimms Jelly summer pudding with vanilla cream and a wild berry coulis

After the speaches, emails and cutting the cake. Guests were asked to go outside, again to the front of the house. We were treated to a spectacular fireworks display. Right well this just couldnt get any better !! Just as the fireworks came to an end. An ice cream van came up the road to provide us all with ice cream... Yes i managed one ;O) and had blood sauce and a flake :O)

Well we all made our way back to the dining area to find that it had all changed !! Another section had opened up and now there was a stage.. DJ and a kareoke :O) The ceremony section had been transformed to an area with settees and soft lighting ... WOW !!!
The night was danced away, drinks were flowing and songs were sang.... At 1.30 am we had a ride organised back to the hotel, which i can remember .... but i dont remember going to bed LOL
Sadly Tony and Aya have today returned back home to Tokyo in Japan. But hopefully we will get to see them both soon xx

Friday 18 September 2009

Dragonllews Lace challenge - Crafty Place

Dragonllew set a challenge on crafty place to make a card or scrapbook page using lace. Heres my entry. I used Rafia lace and a gorjuss girl ' Guardian angel stamp

Wednesday 16 September 2009

MSE. Cards for the troops

Marg on MSE set the challenge this time. It was to make cards for the troops to send home to their famillies at Christmas.. What a great challenge !! So heres the 8 cards that i sent, i do hope that they are liked. I made sure they were nice and flat, so their would be no posting issues

Thursday 27 August 2009

CP. August card swap

This month i was matched up with Cazarol. Now i do think she is very talented. I tried to make one of these cards and i must say, It was a total disaster lol. Cazarol also sent me some fabulous stamped images and flowers. Which i will no doubt have super fun colouring in :O) Thank You so much Cazarol. x

Choccys' spendy elf

Over on MSE theres been alot of talk of my spendy elf... The clever little tyke learnt my card number and was known to put lots of craft stuff into my basket. Then without me knowing pop in the card number and pay for the stuff !!! Well heres a picture that i caught of him hiding up the tree last Christmas...

Note to other parents... Never invite an elf into your house, They cost alot and get up to lots of mischief !!!

Tuesday 25 August 2009

CP ATC swap with Rainmac

On this months Crafty Place ATC swap i was partnered with Rainmac. Who sent me not only a beautiful ATC, but a card and some stamped images too :O) Thank you so much Sarah. I love them xx

Sunday 23 August 2009

Gemms' stitched card challenge

Well heres my entry to Gemms' Stitched Card Challenge on MSE. Me and needles do not see eye to eye. So its a faux stitched card. But i used my stitching template and embroidary thread on the button. Not forgetting 'Cross stitch Tilda'

Saturday 15 August 2009

Crafty Place christmas in August

There was a challenge on the Crafty Place to make a Christmas card with no green,red or gold. Well its not called a challenge for nothing !! Heres my blue card :O) With a white tree a silver metal snowflake and white glitter card. Even my sweet noseless ones are coloured in blues and pinks and purples. I thoroughly enjoyed making this card. Even though i didnt think i would do.

Tuesday 11 August 2009

MSE baby card challenge

The MSE baby card challenge tied in nicely with the arrival of Elliot, Mellisa new gorgeous baby son. I met Mellisa on the NEC meet. Its hard to believe that that tiny bump has now arrived. Congratulations Mellisa !!! Elliot is truley gorgeous :O)
I bought this Magnolia stamp with this card in mind... I had a few sheets of babyish paper, that i had used to make the door hangers for Jake and Charlie,my cousins twins..... The ribbon was from Furrypig in the July stash swap and baby boy die cut was off Lauren in the June stash swap

Friday 7 August 2009

Bens Mse kids challenge card

Ben wanted to make a card for the MSE kids challenge. He was very upset as when i let him loose with my glitter pen, it dribbelled when it was drying :O( . But i still think its a fabby card.

Monday 3 August 2009

More Saturday cards

I also had great fun with more of my 'noseless ones'. Can you see a pattern here with the cards i made ? I think i need to rename Saturday 'magnoliaday' ;O)
Edwin fishing was a stamp that i had seen and it had to come and live here. I searched high and low for little fishes but these were all that i could find. I dont think they look too bad though ?

The tilda standing in flowers was from the new Summer 09 set. The background stamp was a stamp i received in my alota grab bag,it just seemed to go with her. The little resin butterflies were from a back that i bought in a clearance sale.

Chasing Edwin is from the Butterflies set,as is the background.The background was coloured using my watercolour pencil crayons and Edwin was with my Whispers pens,apart from skin tones which are promarkers.

Sunday 2 August 2009

Saturday night cards

Firstly i must appologise for them being a tad dark. I will try and take other photos in the daylight.Of course they are from my most favorite 'noseless ones' Magnolia stamps.
With the haloween card i embossed the haunted house using my cuttlebug folder.

Saturday 1 August 2009

Julys' stash swap

This month i was matched with my dear friend Ruth aka Furrypig.. Oh my i found it really hard to make up a stash parcel to send to a 'friend'. Heres my bundle of fun that Furrypig sent to me.

Thank You so much Ruth, i love it xx

Pocket card off THE-WIFE

This months card swap on the Crafty Place was 'pockets'. I received this beautiful card off Jennie aka THE-WIFE. Its such a stunning card, she has embossed the tags that were in the pockets.

Thankyou Jennie xx

Sunday 26 July 2009

Gorjuss blog candy from Kirsten

Its Kirstens birthday and she has a set of beautiful gorjuss girl stamps as a birthday giveaway

Happy Birthday Kirsten x

Thursday 23 July 2009

CP ATC off Flourgirl

Today i received the most beautiful ATC, card and a handstitched bookmark off Karen aka Flourgirl.

They are absolutely beautiful. I cant wait to start the new Twilight book later tonight so i can use my new bookmark :O) Thankyou so much Karen, i love them x

Tuesday 21 July 2009

Thank You Teachers

Well today should be the last day of school before the 6 week holidays. I say should be as i was a naughty mum and let the Luke and Ben have the last 2 days off to go to Grandma and Grandads caravan in Skegness. As it was a last minute decisison i had to drop all the Thank You teachers gifts in... Ben loved having Mrs Kroll this year, well she has taught both his big brothers too :O)
The card was a Jolly Nation decoupage image. That was great fun putting together.
The post-it note holder at the top was abit of an experiment,I havent been able to find a paper crimper, so attempted to use my wonder board. Which worked.... Kind of ;O) It was basically a piece of card 8.5 x 3.5. Folded in half.Then scored on both side 1cm from center line. The post it notes are stuck to the right hand side.
The teachers survival kit was put inside a pencil case, handy for teacher to store stuff in the class too.
I also made a book mark that matched with teachers name on, papermania jewelled flowers and the same blue ribbon

Saturday 18 July 2009

Furrypigs' Embossed Thank You card

Heres my entry for Furrypigs embossed Thank You challenge over on MSE. I have embossed the pink paper, and the mirror card. The large flower is from Calico crafts and has a jumbo brad attatched to it for the center.I then put it all onto a pink card which was from my bargain WHSmiths stash.
Ive used this card for Bens school office manager who is retiring today after 25 years at the school. Mrs.Delves will be missed by all.

Thanks furrypig for the great challenge.

Sunday 12 July 2009

Happy Birthday Dad

Well todays the day my dad is 21 years young, plus 40 ;o)

I made my dad a 'Flippin' Men card.

Saturday 11 July 2009

Christmas card challenge

Well again i just couldnt decide which card to enter , so heres 2 lol . Tilda and Edwin seem to be favorites of mine at the minute. The white glitter paper set off the look i wanted for the snow.

One Colour Card

We had a challenge to do a card in just one colour, any colour could be used but just shades on that one colour. Well i was actually abit challenged by this card as it was a step out of my zone. I had to think about it lol. I chose to do a green card, using secret garden papers, used my cuttlebug to emboss some bright green. I even added a button,which i never normally do. All of this was even on a green card with matching envelope. Yes this truley was a green card.

Friday 3 July 2009

Rustys' alter challenge

This started out life as a magazine holder and ended up as ..... well a decorated magazine holder lol. I did want to decorate or alter a cd box to house my cuttlebug embossing folders but what with one thing and another it wasnt to be. So i decided that my craft mags needed a crafty home. It was the first time i had ever set an eyelet, how easy it was with my crop-a-dile. I used my squeeeeze for the lettering. The magnolia stamp was very apt for today,as its raining. I used glossy accents to make the raindrops look more water like.

ATC draw

I was so lucky that i won a draw that Padingtondoo did following the June ' Feeling blue' swap. All the names were put into a hat and the winner pulled. Heres my prize, lots of beautiful 'strokeable' ribbons :O) Thanks Padingtondoo.

Here was my ATC that i sent to Saveapenny

and the ATC on the bottom was received off Saveapenny

Thursday 25 June 2009

My pink card off craftygranny

A big thankyou to Trisha aka craftygranny , who not only sent me this beautiful 'pink card' but a FANTASTIC image folder filled with stamped images also.

It had lots of the pirate stamp that i was looking for to finish Luke and Bens Disney cruise pirate page. So a really big Thankyou for those too.

Wednesday 24 June 2009

Fantasty card MSE

These are my two entries for the MSE fantasty card challenge. I couldnt decide which i liked best,so heres my two entries :O) They are ''rock fairies''. Rather cute i thought

Friday 19 June 2009

Crafty place stash swap June 2009

I want to say a huge Thank You to Lauren/ Salesadmin.

Its the first time either of us had taken part in a swap. I just hope that she is as happy with her package as i am with mine. I was actually surprised how hard it was putting together a parcel for someone else. All the time thinking i wonder if they would like this ? Its hard as we all have different tastes. Hopefully i managed to get it right. Lauren sure did :O)

Thankyou again Lauren x

Sunday 24 May 2009

Sunny sunday cards

Well today the sun has been shining, the boys are all out. So i decided it was about time i used some of my 'stash'. So heres 4 cards that i have made today.