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Thursday, 20 December 2012

A look back over the year!!

Its that time again where i like to reflect on the things ove made over the year, i like to share some of my favourite creation,
I know ive not shared much lately and thought this may be a nice way to get back into my blog,
 
Its really hard to choose my favourites as for one or another reason i like different kinds of cards craft,
 
So here we go!!!
 
I chose this card as i love the image lol, the papers are a bit naff but the paper twine and sentiment along with the image make me like it,
 Here is a photo frame i did for one of my fave mates, she has a neutral kitchen and i knew she wanted something to put in it, i love the sentiment here too,
I chose these as they were my first large order of wedding invites and took bloomin ages to make lol, the image was drawn by a 4 year old friend and i copied them onto the invites,
I like the simplicity of this one and of course it looks like one of my favourite books he he he (can you guess which books)
I chose this one as i love the subtle blue colouring,and the large flower and elastic,
This one i like because of the different style of baby card, i was asked to go neutral but for a girl and this is what happened, 
here is a piece of jewellery i made, the reason i chose this is because i like the mix of colours,
I loved this card as soon as id done it, you know when you see cards on other peoples blogs and know you wont ever be that good, well this card gave me a boost, its not the best in the world i realise but i love the mix of colour and the ribbons.
I chose this as i wanted to add a masculine card in lol and this isnt a bad one to share, 
 This card was really simple and easy to make, but the reason i chose this is that i was really pleased with my colouring of my image,
 I love the goth style of this card. and purple and black isnt seen that much so for that reason this is in my faves list as well
This choker necklace is really pretty and made out of lampwork beads, its simplicity and plainness adds to why i like it,
nearly there lol, are you still with me lol,
i made this card for the six weeks holidays and end of term, for my lads teacher, i like this because i like the embellishments on it,
And last but not least here is a keepsake book i made for another lovely friend of mine, each page has a lovely friendship quote on it, and the whole thing was made from scratch
 
So know i wander if anyone else fancies sharing some of their favourite creations with me? however many you want to,
 
If you do join in please leave me a link and ill pop by your blog and have a nosey, and also if you do could you leave a link to my blog to help people have a nosey at mine
 
hugs amd merry christmas xxx
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Friday, 14 December 2012

Day 12 of our days of christmas event

It's the final Day 12 of the 'Days of Christmas' event at Cards for Men. Pop over to find out who's the host for today and don't forget, you have to be in it to win it!

remember we have a new sponsor every day and lots of fab prizes up for grabs, also you may come across some great blogs and amazing inspirational crafty goodness along the way

today is out last day in our long christmas event, there have been many creations from the dt and many winners, dont forget to check and see if you have been one of them,

thanks to all who have followed our days of christmas challenge, and who continue to support us,

thanks for popping by at my blog and checking out my creation,

hugs xx
 
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Thursday, 13 December 2012

Day 11 - Days of christmas big event

It's Day 11 of the 'Days of Christmas' event at Cards for Men. Pop over to find out who's the host for today and don't forget, you have to be in it to win it!

remember we have a new sponsor every day and lots of fab prizes up for grabs, also you may come across some great blogs and amazing inspirational crafty goodness along the way
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Wednesday, 12 December 2012

Day 10 - days of christmas big event

It's Day 10 of the 'Days of Christmas' event at Cards for Men. Pop over to find out who's the host for today and don't forget, you have to be in it to win it!

remember we have a new sponsor every day and lots of fab prizes up for grabs, also you may come across some great blogs and amazing inspirational crafty goodness along the way
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Tuesday, 11 December 2012

Day 9- days of christmas event

It's Day 9 of the 'Days of Christmas' event at Cards for Men. Pop over to find out who's the host for today and don't forget, you have to be in it to win it!

remember we have a new sponsor every day and lots of fab prizes up for grabs, also you may come across some great blogs and amazing inspirational crafty goodness along the way
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Monday, 10 December 2012

Day 8 - Days of christmas event

It's Day 8 of the 'Days of Christmas' event at Cards for Men. Pop over to find out who's the host for today and don't forget, you have to be in it to win it!

remember we have a new sponsor every day and lots of fab prizes up for grabs, also you may come across some great blogs and amazing inspirational crafty goodness along the way
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Sunday, 9 December 2012

Day 7 - days of christmas event

It's Day 7 of the 'Days of Christmas' event at Cards for Men. Pop over to find out who's the host for today and don't forget, you have to be in it to win it!

remember we have a new sponsor every day and lots of fab prizes up for grabs, also you may come across some great blogs and amazing inspirational crafty goodness along the way
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Saturday, 8 December 2012

Day 6 of our days of christmas event

It's Day 6 of the 'Days of Christmas' event at Cards for Men. Pop over to find out who's the host for today and don't forget, you have to be in it to win it!

remember we have a new sponsor every day and lots of fab prizes up for grabs, also you may come across some great blogs and amazing inspirational crafty goodness along the way
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Friday, 7 December 2012

Day 5 - Days of christmas event

It's Day 5 of the 'Days of Christmas' event at Cards for Men
And that means its my turn to host the fabby event,
I made my card using some lovely decoupage i got from a friend, it is a simple creation and didnt take too long, i am way behind in my cards this year ive even had to buy some!!!!!
 (how very dare i!!!)
Here is my card for day 5 of our days of christmas event
and my amazing sponsor is....
Bio: My Mums Craft Shop is a bricks & mortar and online store. We stock many of the leading brands and specialise in rubber stamping. We have brands including Some Odd Girl, Stamping Bella, My Favorite Things, CC Designs and many more. We also stock a large selection of Dienamics, Memory Box, Sizzix, CC Designs Marianne Dies. We constantly have new deliveries arriving, check out our website for more products - www.mymumscraftshop.co.uk
with a fabulous £10 gift voucher!!!! how brill is that
 
remember we have a new sponsor every day and lots of fab prizes up for grabs, also you will come across some great blogs and amazing inspirational crafty goodness along the way
so be sure to pop by every day, xxx
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Thursday, 6 December 2012

A little something from me

Hi guys
Im so sorry to be a crappy blogger!! im still so busy with my work, and ptfa etc etc, its our school fayre tomorrow eve and i have a jewellery stall there, which i cant run as im at work lol, my sister is watching it for me till i get there lol,
crikey ive worked my guts out for 15 years and drove myself nuts with the excessiveness of my work, but nothing like now lol, the phone is never switched off and i always have phonecalls/emails to make etc lol,
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anyway i thought id share a couple of pics with you and a creation i have made that was for an order i managed to squeeze in.
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Firstly i wanted to share my boys with you, they were hanging the last xmas decs on the tree, they mainly decorated it themselves, the tinsel is all over the place but thats where they put it and isnt christmas all about the kiddies?
we went with silver and purple this year and i have lovely glass decs for the tree with the odd handmade dec that the boys have made as they always go on no matter what the colour scheme, id decorate the whole thing in my boys creations if i had enough!!!
Here is a pic of me with my dad and sister from this last weekend out on the town lol, I am the fattest one if you didnt know lol, i cant shift the weight!!! but then i love my food so its probs my own fault lol,
And here is a creation for the order, they wanted something guitar lol, and its for a chap ive made for 3 yrs on the trot, and one of those were already guitar lol so thought id do something different, again its plain but i have NO crafty time at the min so this is all i had time to make,
I hope that was a bit of a decent post from me lol,
im off on my last holiday of the year saturday morning, we are going to a lodge at slayley hall, so i have 2 fancy massages booked and hubby id going quadding with the eldest lad, there is a sauna jacuzzi and spa in the lodge we are in and we are with excellent friends and thier kids. we have a theatre trip organised as well, and of course lots of fun and games,
i may not be about again for another week as internet connection in cumbria in dodgy weather may be tricky lol
hugs xxx 
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Day 4 - Days of christmas event

It's Day 4 of the 'Days of Christmas' event at Cards for Men. Pop over to find out who's the host for today and don't forget, you have to be in it to win it!

remember we have a new sponsor every day and lots of fab prizes up for grabs, also you may come across some great blogs and amazing inspirational crafty goodness along the way
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Wednesday, 5 December 2012

Day 3 Days of christmas event

It's Day 3 of the 'Days of Christmas' event at Cards for Men. Pop over to find out who's the host for today and don't forget, you have to be in it to win it!

remember we have a new sponsor every day and lots of fab prizes up for grabs, also you may come across some great blogs and amazing inspirational crafty goodness along the way
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Tuesday, 4 December 2012

Day 2 of Days of christmas

It's Day 2 of the 'Days of Christmas' event at Cards for Men. Pop over to find out who's the host for today and don't forget, you have to be in it to win it!

remember we have a new sponsor every day and lots of fab prizes up for grabs, also you may come across some great blogs and amazing inspirational crafty goodness along the way
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Monday, 3 December 2012

Cards for Men - Days of christmas -big event


It's our 3rd anniversary at Cards for men and we like to do something special to say thank you to all our followers, participants and sponsors. 
 
This year we our having a special 'Days of Christmas' Event which will run from today until 14th December. Each day a different team member will host the event and demonstrate a quick Christmas card/project suitable for those of us who are still doing Christmas cards ( i am way behind with mine). 
There will be a different sponsor each day and a prize to be won.
Pop by at Cards for men to see who todays host is and then give them a visit, leave a comment and a prize winner will be drawn the following day. Hope to see you all there!
It will be lots of fun and lots of fabby winners
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Monday, 26 November 2012

Well Hello long time no see lol

Good evening guys, i thought i needed to explain my absence her on blog land lol, i have been super duper busy and i havent crafted for weeks now, the occasional hour here and thier has been orders and not even done much dt work, hopefully i will be able to craft a bit tomorrow??
i am having severe withdrawals lol i really want to craft lol,
 As some of  you may already know me and my hubby have bought a franchise for me to run whilst he continues with his work, we chose commercial cleaning,
anyway after waiting 7 weeks we finally got my new van!!! i had to px my lovely zafira sri, i loved my pappap, but this van is pretty cool lol with mots of mod cons,
anyway here is my van..............what do you think???
And here we are at head office in chester after we took the van to get all done up lol,
I really hope to get on more this week and share some work with you all, i have lots of dt work to catch up on so i better get my butt in to gear lol,
 
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Thursday, 8 November 2012

Can you guess Which book im reading !!!!!

Hi guys
ive had to schedule this post as i have another extremely busy day today, ive my ptfa meeting first things after school drop off then im holding job interviews for several hours late morning lol so if i dont do it now i possibly will forget lol,
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Anyway over at Dutch dare our new theme this week is all about your FAVE THINGS i chose to use some of my fave things which are star dust stickles/ribbons/bows/promarkers,
so join us in the challenge using some of your fave things,
 also if you hadnt seen a resemblance i have the added bonus of this representing my fave books too lol !!! can you guess which books they may be??? NO are you sure lol....have a little think???? aaaarhhhh Yes now you have it...the magnificent fifty shades lol.
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 we are being sponsored by Saturated canary for this challenge whom images we have used, mine is called Grey tie.
I have used several layers on this card, the card stock is a lovely aqua/greeny colour, and the papers are dcwv.
Here you can see where i went a bit OTT on the stickles lol but as ive admitted...i love it lol
The ribbon was doubled up and self tied, im quite happy with the finished result, and the layout was just designed as i went along lol,
I hope you like it??? please pop by at Dutch dare and take a look at the rest of the dt creations,
 
Id like to enter this card into the following challenges
Dream valley - Glitter and bling
Pile it on - Make it sparkle
Papertake - Anything goes
Crafty creations - No flowers
Penny's - lots of layers
 
thanks for looking guys, and wish me look that i dont crash and burn being the interviewer lol
 
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Tuesday, 6 November 2012

Happy Sailing

Good evening
Ive been a bit lacking on the blogging front this last few weeks as ive been working my butt off lol, not literally unfortunately lol but ive been busy setting up our own business and doing lots af cleaning work lol,
Anyway i thought if i have any followers left i better share some crafty work with you,
i made this for friend to give someone she knows,
There was no specifics but just a 1st birthday for a boy with his name on so i made this....
Im afraid i cant remember where the digi came from as ive had it a fair while, i used a bright yellow button on the sun and im really happy with how that looks,
also the papers where in a swap so dont even no who's they are!!!! bloomin useless arent i lol
the silver elastic is from my stampin up stash its fabulous stuff and doesnt fray easily, unfortunately its been discontinued now tho!!! and ive used star dust stickles on the water.
Id very much like to enter this card into the following challenges
 
Dream valley - Glitter and bling
Papertake Weekly - Anything goes
Penny's - Birthdays
Totally gorgeous - Anything goes with a button
Allsorts - For men only (inc boys)
Pile it on - Make it sparkle
 
I hope you pop by again as i have managed to craft today so will have a few things to share with you the next few days.
 
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Monday, 5 November 2012

A bit of gardening

Nope im not nuts lol and im not actually gardening in this freezing weather lol, its the theme of my design team card for Cards for men, we have a fabby challenge running from today and the theme is anything goes!!!
i bet we will get lots of entries for this challenge,
our sponsor is My mums craft shop
 
Here is my Design team card which was made for an order,
apparently the chappie loves all things gardening lol, i struggling with this tbh so googled the image.
 
Im going to enter this card into the following challenges
Paper playtime - Autumn colours
Allsorts - For men only
Crafty catz - Add some texture
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Thursday, 25 October 2012

Isnt she a pretty princess

As some of you may remember from my post the other day, i am now on the design team for the digi garden, well here is another card i made using thier images!!! isnt she lovely, thier images are all cute and so easy to colour in.
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Today sees the beginning of a new challenge over at Dutch dare card challenges and I made this card for the design team there, the theme is.....................RIBBON AND LACE.
the papers i used are from an old paper pad magazine freebie from kate knight,
I put star dust stickles on the edges to give it that bit extra sparkle, and the brads in the middle of the flowers look like buttons, and the dream come true ticket stamp is a whimsy stamp, these are so versatile.
I would like to enter these challenges
1.Pennys - Ribbon and /or buttons
2. Totally gorgeous - Bling it on
3. The poodles parlour - Anything goes (3rd entry)
4. Fussy and fancy - Anyhting goes
5. Cute card thursday - Got glitter
6. C.R.A.F.T  - Use metal (metal brads)
 
Thanks for popping by and taking a few minutes to have a nosey at my blog and my card lol, im sorry i dont get to comment on yours often but please know that i read all my comments and i really appreciate them all.
 
hugs xxx
 
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