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Thursday, 17 November 2011

Hiya all,

Well I'm a bit late with this post, I was convinced it was Wednesday today! We have all been poorly in our house and it has thrown the week into a blur. It was my big girls birthday on Tuesday though, she was 4! 4 already, can't believe how time has flown by. Doesn't seem 5 mins since she was a baby lol! :)

Anyway, back to the task at hand lol. Week 3 over at Just Inspirational and this week the inspirational picture is very cute!

Here is my card for the week, using one of the images provided by Crafty Sentiments Designs.

Look forward to seeing all of the fab entries this week :)

Thursday, 10 November 2011


Wow, week 2 of the Just Inspirational challenges already!! We had a few entries for the first challenge, still early days. As it is Remembrance Day tomorrow, we thought we should do a challenge relating to the Royal British Legion. The sponsor for this week is Meljens Designs who has provided us with some fab images to work with. The inspirational photo for this week is this one;

Here is my contribution to the DT

Hope you can join in with our new challenge!

Thursday, 3 November 2011

Morning everyone, brand new start to a brand new challenge blog today!

Just Inspirational Challenges  is live from today so pop on over to have a look at the first challenge! Theme of the week is a photo for inspiration chosen by the lovely Kelly S.

Here is my very first DT card! We had to use an image from our sponsor for this week which is Bugaboo Stamps. I chose Penny Doll - Giggle.

Image was printed then coloured with Promarkers, backing papers are digital ones printed from the Docrafts Favourites CD-Rom. Sentiment is from Craftwork Cards, bit of brown ribbon and Card Candi as usual lol!

Wednesday, 2 November 2011

Couple of cards

Hiya all, what a busy week! Managed to squeeze in a little bit of crafting but nowhere near as much as I would like lol! Just a couple of cards I have made recently, that I haven't got round to blogging up til now.

This first card was made for a lovely lady on Facebook group who hasn't been well recently and spent some time in hospital. Used a LOTV image coloured with my Promarkers, backing papers from Buzzcraft and some Fizzy Moon paper flowers with a Card Candi I coloured in with Promarkers to match the reast of the card.

This card was made for a card swap on Facebook, never done a card swap before and was a little bit nervous about sending it out for someone to look at who isn't related! Silly I know lol! Image was a freebie from the net, can't remember where though! Papers are Dovecraft Back to Basics, sentiment was stamped using promarkers and a little bit of Candi at the corner.

Back tomorrow as the new Just Inspirational challenge blog starts, with the first challenge going live at 9am! My first go on a DT so wish me luck lol! See you tomorrow morning, bright and early xxx

Wednesday, 19 October 2011

Pumpkins and a girly card

Hiya all, hasn't it gone cold? It's like all of a sudden, winter has descended and xmas is coming lol! I have to show you some gingerbread pumpkins that my mom and dad bought for Phoebe to decorate. This is what she did to them

Cute ain't they lol! Strange thing was though, she spent ages decorating them and then took all the smarties off before she ate one!! I had 4 cards to make this week and so far have finished a grand total of ..........1. Not doing to well lol but it's only Wednesday!! This card was made for my daughters friend who invited Phoebe to her 4th birthday party yesterday.

The stripy paper and the bottom flowery strip is from the Smirk 8x8 Naughty but Nice. Thimage was another freebie from net but not sure where, coloured with my Promarkers (getting better now lol). The sentiment is Forever Friends Pink Parfait and some card candi. After looking at the photo, I think now I wish I had written '4 today' on the bunting she is holding. Might use the image again as I have loads of birthdays coming up and think it's really cute. I would like to enter this into the following challenges;

The squirrel and the fox - One for girls
Stamptacular sunday challenge - You choose
Make It Monday - Anything goes

Wednesday, 12 October 2011

Exciting News

Well it has been a very eventful week, lots going on here lately. Got some very exciting news to share! My lovely Facebook friend Kelly decided to start up her own challenge blog and asked a few of us to join as Design Team!! All new to me as I have never done it before but I think I am in very experienced and capable hands to guide me in the right direction should I mess up on the way haha! The blog is called Just Inspirational and will be focusing on taking inspiration for your makes from photos/pictures with perhaps the odd sketch here and there lol! There is also going to be surprise candy on offer from today until the release of the first challenge on 3rd Nov. Candy has being given by the very generous Kelly and a couple of sponsors who have been very kind in giving us some things to add to the pot! Can't wait to start our first challenge, it will be going live on Thurs 3rd Nov!

Now onto my creation of the week lol! I have made my first card using an image I coloured using my Promarkers and I have to say I am very proud of myself as I think it is fab!! (I am biased though, I suppose lol)

I decided to do an easel card this time as I have only ever made one before and have been thinking that I really should start to challenge myself a bit more lol! The papers are from part of a Wedding paper pack from Paper Cellar that I was sent from a friend for winning a challenge. The image I think was a freebie from the internet that I have had a while on the PC but I'm not sure where I got it. I coloured it in as a practice and thought it looked that good I decided to acutally use it lol! The first one I have not just binned haha! Added some paper flowers and Card Candi, and a stamped sentiment layered onto the same as I used to layer the main panels of the card. I would like to enter this card into the following challenges;

Bearlymine challenges - Easel does it
Glittergeeks - Flower power
Onestitchatatimechallenge - Anything goes
Toptiptuesday - Use design papers
Totallypapercrafts - Animals

Tuesday, 4 October 2011

Thinking of you

Wow, two cards in one week! Shocking for me as it usually takes me a week to finish one lol! I made a card for my mom as she has been having a rough time lately, feeling poorly and having to go back to the hospital for more tests. I thought I would make a card to cheer her up a little and send some hugs :)

The image is one of the Humphrey's Corner Everyday Collection decoupage kit. This is the first one I made up and thought I really needed to do something with it as it's so cute! I used Back to Basics papers from Dovecraft for the panels as I thought they went well with the image. The lilac backing card is slightly shiny but you can't tell from the crappy photo lol! The sentiment is from a Forever Friends decoupage kit but not sure which one. I added white flowers and curled the stems, a method stolen  borrowed from the lovely Kate on Facebook.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges;

Allsortschallenge - 5 flowers
Cutecardthursday - Animal crackers
Ellephantasticchallenges - 3,2,1
Papersundaes - Lots of layers
Papertakeweekly - Anything goes
Southerngirlschallenge - Anything goes
Stampinfortheweekend - What a cutie

Saturday, 1 October 2011

Card Making Day 2011

Happy Card Making Day crafty people lol!! Here is the card I have made for the challenge on our Facebook group. The only criteria was 'buttons' but got a bit carried away and only just added them on at the end!

Again like most of my cards, it's very simple, very pink and has cupcakes! The paper is from the Dovecraft 'Piece of Cake' that I love and the sentiment is a Honey and Hugs sticker that I bought recently from the lovely Vicki on Facebook. Thought I may as well kill two birds with one stone and follow a sketch, so I chose the current sketch at Sketch Frenzy Friday. As I've said before, I love using sketches as that part of the job is already done for you and saves me spending ages deciding on the layout lol!

I would also like to enter this into the following challenges;

Sketchfrenzyfriday - Sketch
Paperplaychallenges - White + One (pink)
Audsentimentschallengeblog - Happy Birthday
Abc-challenge - A for Anything goes
Onestitchatatimechallenge - Favorites
Papersundaes - Anything goes

Tuesday, 27 September 2011

Haven't posted in a while, haven't had chance to make a card for a while though! Keep starting them and haven't finished not one! On the other hand been having a go with my new Promarkers. Not very good but getting better. Here is my attempt at colouring the freebie Humphrey stamp from Papercraft Essentials.

I'm quite proud of it really, it doesn't look too bad lol! Just had a bit of a mistake at the bottom of his coat which ruined the whole thing. Arrrrrggggghhhhh!!! Start again :)

On a different note, I was having a nosy over at Creative Craft Challenges at their current challenge. It is a sketch, the first one they have done apparently. I love following sketches as I usually mess about for ages trying to decide on the best layout!! Makes it easier if someone else has decided that part, just have to debate over what papers to use lol! The DT member Sandra mentioned she has some candy over on her blog Sandra's Crafty Corner so I popped on over to have a look. It is a fantastic opportunity as she even has some sponsors. Have entered and popped her pic on my sidebar for everyone else to have a look!

Hopefully back soon with a card lol xx

Monday, 19 September 2011

Digi My World Blog Candy

Been following a fab blog called Digi My World for a while now and only just realised they do a weekly blog candy lol! They do a weekly freebie digital stamp following each letter of the alphabet and there are loads of things to chose from in their store.

New Job Card

Wow, how fast has the last week flew by? Come to think of it, the last few months has flew past like you wouldn't believe. Before we know it, it will be christmas. Yay, my favourite time of the year! :)

Having a browse round blog land this morning, (something that I have not been doing for a while) and saw the new challenge blog has begun over at Cutie Pie Challenge Blog. I was even lucky enough to be chosen for some of their lovely blog candy! This will be a blog I will visit very often I think :)

My dad recently got offered a new job so I made a card for him as I've never done a new job card before. I have only finished it today but he started this morning lol! Don't think he will mind anyway :) Here it is

The bear is from the xmas kit free with Papercraft Inspirations this month. The backing papers are Forever Friends too but came with a decoupage set I had ages ago. Some peel offs and card candi and I think it looks very cute. I always have problems with cards for men as I seem to make them a bit too cute but I think it works here. I would like to enter my card into the foloowing challenges;

Crafty sentiments - Spots + stripes
Cardsformen - Anything but square
Cutecardthursday - Anything goes
Doyoustackup - Silver
Jellyparkchallenges - Pass it on
Totallygorjuss - Nothing square about me
Totallypapercrafts - Clean and simples

Monday, 12 September 2011

Starting school

Well its been a while since I last posted, my blog was feeling a bit neglected lol! I actually finished making a card for my big girlie who started school this morning. She looked soooo grown up in her uniform! Can't believe she is 4 in a couple of months, amazing how fast time flies! Here she is looking very smart
all she was worried about is that she had new shoes! Showed them to everyone on the way to the school, then showed them to us as she came with the front all scuffed! The card I made had to be very pretty and colourful which sums Phoebe up lol! This is what I came up with
I have used the Honey and Hugs papers I bought recently from a friend on Facebook. I used the same Honey and Hugs character as the decoupage but printed it from the Docrafts Favourites CD I bought a few weeks ago. Used a border punch to cut out the stars pattern down the sides of the yellow card and added some card candi to each corner. Had to start using some of the new stuff I have bought recently as I couldn't justify to hubbie buying anymore til I used some up lol! I would like to enter this card into the following challenges;

Designed2delight Back to school
Thesecretcraftersaturdaychallenge Inspired by a song (The birdie song lol!) 
Charismacardz Inspired by a Song ( Birdies song!)
Cupcakecraftchallenges Back to School
Onestitchatatimechallenge Anything Goes 
I did it creations Anything Goes
Audsentimentschallengeblog Card for a girl
Trimmiescraftchallenge Children

Friday, 26 August 2011

MSE challenge 'Moving'

Have finally got round to putting a card together for the current challenge on MSE. Have been spending waaayyy too much time browsing all the lovely stuff for sale over on the crafty groups on Facebook, spending money and not actually getting much crafting done oooppps! This time on MSE it was Padster's challenge and she set the theme of moving. As soon as I got these Smirk papers I knew I would have to use the space invaders or mah mahs as Phoebe calls them lol! Here is my entry;

I used this weeks sketch from Cute Cards Thursday as I think it is a great sketch although I have moved the text. I would like to enter this card into the following challenges;

MSE Challenge - Moving (Space Invaders lol)
Cute Card Thursday - sketch
Do You Stack Up - Boy or man

Sunday, 21 August 2011


My poor lil girlie has been suffering with her teeth again so haven't been getting much sleep all week. Finally got my brain working yesterday and made a card. I decided to follow the current sketch from Cupcake Craft Challenges as I have never done a sketch before. Just so happened that I have just got the Dovecraft Piece of Cake papers so it fit perfectly! Also got a really good idea to decorate the inside, might get round to it at some point. Think it turned out quite nice, despite Phoebe asking what everything was and moving everything I put down lol!
I would like to enter this into the following challenges;

Cupcakecraftchallenges Happy third birthday
Audsentimentschallengeblog Challenge 35
Craftyourdaysaway Challenge 27 cupcakes
Craftysentiments No sentiment challenge
Designed2delight Anything Goes
Theshabbytearoom Polka dots

Here is Phoebe's card that she made whilst getting in my way lol! Not bad for a 3 year old :)

Saturday, 13 August 2011

Fizzy moon

Lastest card that has taken me nearly all week to finish! Using Fizzy Moon paper and topper, with some pearls and paper flowers. Happy Birthday sentiment was from Forever Friends 'Pink Parfait' but I think it goes well on there. Can't really see it on the pic, light was rubbish but it does say happy birthday :)

I would like to enter this into the following challenges;

Creativecraftworld Birthdays
Aspoonfullofsugarchallenge Happybirthday
Fussyandfancy Use a lot
Cutecardthursday Clean + simple
Totallygorjuss Round + round

MSE challenge

Got my DD Phoebe to draw the challenge winner this morning.

Congratulations Paddingtondoo! Will look on the MSE list to see if your details are on there and get your prize out to you on Monday.

Then Phoebe wanted me to take a piccie of her little sister so it could be fair so here it is :)

Friday, 12 August 2011

Have been very busy today, sorted out my crafty bits ready for all my new stuff I ordered last night. Have come to a decision that I need more drawers to hide everything away! Either that or move house so I can have my own room :) Made some muffins with Phoebe aswell, turned out really nice aswell! (Anyone who knows me, knows that me and cooking do not go well together) But despite that, they tasted gorgeous!

Only one left now, might need to make some more! :)

Monday, 8 August 2011


Had a go a colouring in some digital images for myself. Used normal colouring pencils for the first bear and watercolour pencils for the second. Haven't used them since my Art A-Level 10 years ago so it's been a while lol! Thought I would give it a go and think they turned out ok.

Just got to find out somewhere to use them now.

Anniversary card

Over the weekend, I made a card for my parent's anniversary. I raced to get it finished as I thought it was on the 8th Aug but then found out it is not until the 18th!!! Ooooops, never mind! Got it out of the way now lol! Here's my finished attempt, not sure if I'm 100% happy with it. Think something looks missing but can't think what so going to give up trying :)

I would like to enter this into the following challenges;

bunnyzoescrafts easel-cards
trimmiescraftchallenge anniversary

Tuesday, 2 August 2011

My first gatefold

Here is my first attempt at a gatefold card, I think it turned out quite nice.

 It looks a bit crooked on the first photo but it's not! Think it's just a dodgy photo :) Added some coloured gems onto the top of the cake's icing.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges;

allsortschallenge free-easy
glitterfairieschallengeblog challenge-1-pretty-in-pink
totallypapercrafts bling-it-up

Finally got pics up!

Finally got round to getting pics up onto the computer, only took my a couple of days lol! Thankfully my LO seems like shes on the mend. Even attempted to eat something today!

Here is the card that was my inspiration for my challenge theme on MSE,
Went for an all blue look with some new Dovecraft papers I bought off ebay.
I would like to enter this card into the following challenges;

papertakeweekly anything-goes
incywincydesigns challenge-105-monochromatic
allsortschallenge free-easy
ceschallenges feeling-blues
charismacardz 4-legged-friends
thesecretcraftersaturdaychallenge challenge-145
cardsformen clean-simple

Sunday, 31 July 2011

Good news all round!

Haven't been on here all week as I have had a very poorly little girl. She has had a really bad viral infection and came out in a rash all over. So clingy and cranky, haven't been able to put her down for most of the week. Thankfully she is much better now and her temp is staying lower!

I found out the other day I have won a challenge over on MSE cardmaking thread! The first challenge I entered lol! All downhill from here now then ;) I have now got to host the next challenge so have chosen 'Animals' as the theme. Got inspired by my latest card, will get piccy up when I find my camera. Can't wait to see what the creative ladies of MSE make of it.

Friday, 22 July 2011

Proud mommy!

Just had to post this up, am such a proud mommy lol! My daughter's writing is so good for her age, she isn't 4 until November! Such a clever girl, takes after her mum!

My first xmas card

The idea for this card came to about 3am the other morning whist sitting awake with my poorly lil girlie. Even in the middle of the night my brain keeps working lol! I have added glitter onto the Forever Friends image to make the snow sparkly. I would like to enter this card into the following challenges;
The craftypad challenge 130 christmas in july
Jellypark First Challenge Xmas in July

Summery card

 This card gave me chance to try out my new punches, love em lol! Added some pearls to make some of the spots stand out. I would like to enter this to the following challenges.
Charisma cardz challenge 29 sunshine colours
Ladybugs crafts ink challenge 35 summer birthdays
Papertake weekly getting cute

Challenge card

Here is the card I have made for my first challenge, 'Wings and Things' on MSE. I would also like to enter it into Allsorts Free and Easy Challenge Week 112.

Saturday, 16 July 2011

Some of my past makes

Here are some of the cards I have made so far (well the few I have photos of).  I love this Mother's day card with the butterflies. It was one of the first I made and I was soooo proud that it turned out ok lol!


Yay, welcome all to my shiny brand new blog! I finally took the plunge and started my own after following other peoples blogs for a while. Hoping to show a few of my attempted creations lol and will be looking forward to seeing what other people think. (Or as soon as I get some followers that is!!)

Sadie xx