Tuesday 30 March 2010


Heres my design team Easter project,for Creative Craft World.
I used a sheet of Bazzil Glazed Cardstock. Which is absolutely gorgeous and it seemed such a crime to cut it. But cut it i did.
I made 3 cards, an easter basket, a bookmark and a decorated paperclip.
Glazed cardstock will deffinately be living in my stash box now. Its fantastic for so many different things.

Sunday 28 March 2010

NEC Bunnys' Day out

The bunnies were out in force ,ready to bag every bargain that was available at NEC. We went armed with trolleys on wheels, large bags with fold up bags inside.

The day for some ( Rusty) started at 5am when she left Newcastle to pick up bunbun, flourgirl, Craftyjuju then me. I was sooo excited that it was hard sat at home waiting for them to arrive. Our journey there was eventful. It involved lots of follow that vans !! chatting, giggling, blowing kisses to silly van drivers ( and that was just me lol)

Heres the photo of the NEC 14 ..Just as we were about to go into hall 11.

We did have such a giggle with our bunny ears lol. It was a great topic of many convosations..I had been presented with ears that had 40 on them.( Thanks Gemm) A badge that said 40 ( Thanks Jailhousebabe) another that was huge and said 'Its my birthday' (Thanks Sylphraven)and a happy 18th sash ( Thanks Jailhousebabe) :O)

From left to right : CraftyJuJu: Jan: Rainmac at the back: Jailhousebabe at the front: Sylphraven: Choccy: Bunbun : Leia at the back: Glittermum: Skiergirl: Popkins: Rusty: Flourgirl and Gemm85.

By lunchtime we had only managed 2 rows !! But we were all hungry. So all went to the entrance of hall 12 and sat on the floor for lunch. Which finished with Malteser cake that Sylphraven had made for me.. It was delicious. We also had brownies from Jailhousebabe and Rocky Road from Rainmac :O)

All finished off with party bags from Rusty: Party poppers from Skiergirl and a singsong from everyone :O)
I couldnt think of a better way to spend my birthday !!! Thanks girls it was a great surprise and your thoughtfulness really touched me xx

My new stash

Gorjuss girl toppers and Die Cut sheets from Lili of the Valley.

10 sheets of Mirri cards, 10 sheets of acetate, magnetic photo paper and A4 cards with enverlopes.

Craftwork card blanks, double sided tape, Glittercard, Embossing borders, Sizzix embossing folders, LLB papers, Decoupage scissors, Tim Holtz Distress ink and a cuttlebug embossing mat.

Nellie Snedden cut and emboss flowers large and medium and a leaf punch. Penny Black stamp anf a lili of the Valley stamp. Xcut craft knife

My birthday bits

Gifts off the girls.

Thankyou to Flourgirl for her giftbag which had inside a hug in a mug, stitched bookmark, candle in a cute box and a bunny magnet. Rusty had made us all Notebooks with her bestest paper !! Gemm85 had made a little gift bag with scrummy mints in there.Bunbun had bunnies in a giftbag with that cute image on.. Glittermum made a fantastic fairy card. Jailhousebabe had made an image folder. We had a pouch with stamps, flowers, pins and a choccy bunny off Rainmac. No idea how thats not on this piccy !! Sorry Rainmac xx.
I cant wait for our next meet up in November :O) They are such great fun !!
Thanks again girls xx

Saturday 20 March 2010

Birthday cards

I just wanted to share some of the beautiful birthday cards i received off my friends on MSE card making thread. It was so nice to receive these cards. I dont think i have had as many as i did since i was a child :o) Thankyou to each and every one of you. It was fantastic having so many messages on the thread also. It really made my day. After being poorly and spending my birthday at the drs i was abit fed up to say the least. xx

These were off Sarah ( Rainmac) and Val ( MrsB'sblog) . Sarah sent me a beautiful matching notebook and a choccy bunny too :o)

These were off Jenny ( Dragonllew), Jennie (The wife) and Tams ( Rustyflange)

These were from Jane (bunbun), Karen ( Flourgirl) and Gemma ( Gems85). Karen sent me some 6x6 papers, flowers and covered choccys. Gemma sent me some cute stamped images to keep me out of mischief ;o)

These were sent from Caroline ( CT1972) , Margaret ( Marg) and Debbie ( Paddingtondoo). Marg sent me some scrummy Thorntons Choccys :o)

This card is off K ( Sylphraven) It made me giggle as when i hit 30, i started to go backwards. Making this year my 21st ;o) Thanks for remembering K lol .

Thursday 18 March 2010

CCW Promarker challenge #2

Heres my DT card for the challenge over at Creative Craft World
The challenge is Promarkers. The prize is your choice of 5 Promarkers :O)
The image was coloured using promarkers. But i wanted to show that by taking a white/light coloured flower and card candy. You can follow your colour through to your embellishments. Often you just do not have that right shade of the colour you need, so then have to try to order online of go to a local craft shop to match it.
Here i had a pack of Prima e-line white flowers that i coloured with the same promarker as the shoes and dress.I also coloured the card candy for the center of the flowers.
Exciting news
Theres bit of news thats flying around the Design Team at Creative Craft World that theres a fantastic offer coming up. ... Of course with Free p + p and 10% off orders of £10 + theres always a good deal to be had.. But this one has really caught my eye...
Look out for Promarkers that will be coming to Creative Craft World real soon ;o)

Monday 15 March 2010

Jacques blog candy

Heres a chance to take part in a blog candy giveaway. From the Very.. tallented Jacques. This stamp is just sooo cute and what pretty flowers.The giveaway ends on my birthday ( Hope thats lucky ;o) ) 18th March.


Sunday 14 March 2010

Mothers Day

I really want to wish all Mums, a very Happy Mothers Day.
We all do such a tremendous job,that i personally believe,every day should be mothers day ;O)

Below is the card i made for my Fantastic Mum !! It was also my Design Team card for the First challenge at Creative Craft World

If you have a Mothers Day project be it a card,layout or gift. Pop along and add it to the fab giveaway.Theres still time as long as you are quick ;O)

First i made my swing card then covered it with Bazzil cardstock in sandbox.The flowered background is Basic Grey. I inked the edges using my Sandstone promarker. The ribbon was from my stash.The gems were from a wheel of multicoloured Anitas gems.The teddy embellishment was one i received as a gift

Choccy xx

Thursday 11 March 2010

MSE. Lyndachs' Challenge

Over on MSE Lyndach set the fortnightly challenge this time. It was a choice of 2 layouts and had to include an Easter Egg.

Heres the layout that i chose

Heres my entry:

I used a basic grey yellow paper to cover half my card blank,then inked the card in red.
I bugged a scalloped oval from Dovecraft Funky Vintage
I used a GORGEOUS Tilda, dressed as a bunny carrying easter eggs in a basked that was coloured in promarkers.
The ribbon was stamped with stazon ink and i used e-line gems as an embellishment.
Thanks for setting such a fun challenge Lyndach xx

Wednesday 10 March 2010

Fantastic Offer and Project blog candy.

Creative Craft World have a fantastic offer on Prima flowers at the moment.

When you pre order your 3 packs of Prima flowers you get a pack free. So 4 packs for the price of 3 !.On top of that they give you free postage and on orders over £10 you get 10% off. So its win, win and win !!

Talking of winning ...

They are giving away both sets of stamps.
To win submit a mothers day project. Anything from a card to a box. Read more about it here

Dont forget to share this with your blog readers.By posting a link back to the giveaway.


Tuesday 9 March 2010

Choccy has the most exciting news

Its soooo exciting yet quite scary..

After 11 months of making cards and bits and bobs. Luke,my 14 year old heard me mention about a site i use quite alot looking for a design team. Well he finally managed to convince me to have a go. We always say that when we make cards we are our own worse critics.Well thats me !! I always think of things that i could of done or added after ive made the card. Once Luke had finally ear bashed me ;o). I knew almost immediately what i wanted to do.. I made the card and it sat here for 3 days whilst i looked at it trying to decide what to do. I finally plucked up the courage to send it in. Then the waiting began..
On Friday afternoon i had an email off the website owner... Dare i open it ??....... After a few minutes i clicked it and read it .... YAY !!!!!! I have been asked to be a design team member at Creative Craftworld . There will be 5 design team members and guest designers. I am soooo excited to get started and work with the new team.. I am so greatful for this opportunity and hope that i can do, Louise and her hubby proud xx

Saturday 6 March 2010

Allsorts 'Just for men'

Heres a card that i have made for the Allsorts Challenge 42 ( Just for men)

I cuttlebugged the top 2/3rds of the card with swiss dots adding a thin black ribbon to define the areas.
Beer monster embellishment was one i have collected on my travels,in short i cant remember where it was from ;o)
Sentiment was from Papermainia Just for boys range.

I decided to keep the card fairly plain, for young men

Friday 5 March 2010

Naughty bunny ..Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge

This week the challenge for Secret Crafter - Saturday Challenge was stitching..
Choccy and needles just dont mix... So it was faux stitching for me :o)

The backing paper is fromMy minds eye, pretty please.
Rusty had sent me the beautiful stamped image that i coloured with promarkers and backed onto bazzil cardstock then added my faux stitching.
Black e-line pearls were added to make the naughty bunny ( spitting out the water melon pips )

Thursday 4 March 2010

Mums card off the boys

Heres the card that i made for my mum off the boys.
I used backing paper and card that Thriftyscottslass sent me in last months swap. Anne also sent me the punched leaves.
The flowers were e-line daisies that were white, coloured with promarkers
The flower centers were e-ine also.
The tiny pink gems were from a multicoloured wheel that i received from Dragonllew.
I had chalked the plain white card with the stamped Daisy on too.

All colours are softer than they appear in the photo,as i made them late last night i relied on the flash and living room light......
Not to self: treat myself to a daylight lamp ;o)

I would like to enter this card in C.R.A.F.T. Challenge 40
and Quixotic Challenge #16 Leave it out

Neverending card for Mums birthday

On Saturday its my lovely mums' birthday. So i had decided i wanted to make her a neverending card.
Above is my first ever attempt,which i must admit did take a while to put together,was rather heavy by the time i had finished it. But does look well worth the time i spent :O)
As she wont be here on Saturday i wanted to add the cup of tea sentiment just to let her know i was thinking of her..
Picture embellishements from Lili of the valley
Ribbon and Card from stash (basic grey)
Charm from Quitoxtic
Teabag from Twinings ;O)
I would like to enter this card into Totally Gorjuss 'Its for you Mum' challenge 19

Wednesday 3 March 2010

CP stash from Dawnteabag

I was a lucky Choccy this month... Well matching stash swap partners on CP you often get odd numbers. So this month i had 2 partners. Heres the stash i received from Dawnteabag. Thankyou so much Louisa i cant wait to put it together and make something x

The wifes CP 'Hearts card'

Heres the card that i made to send to Craftygranny for last months card swap on crafty place. The wife had set us the challenge and matched partners. The theme was Hearts.