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Friday, 8 April 2011

Tilda Card

It's been a while since I last made a Tilda card, so I dug out this image that I have had for a while, and not previously used. Please ignore my messy piece of white cardboard, it's what I put over my craft mat when I am colouring in :D
Also please excuse the darkness on the pics, I did have the flash on, but the light was poor this morning.

I would like to enter this card in to the following challenges please:

  • A Gem of a Challenge: Sketch
  • A Spoonful of Sugar: At least 2 types of textures {Sequins, Ribbon, textured papers}
  • Creative Card Crew: April Showers
  • Paper Sundaes: Spring Blossoms {Used yellow flowers which are a spring colour}
  • The Crazy Challenge: Just add Flowers {My 2nd entry}
  • DYSU: Yellow
  • Crafty Card Makers: Recipe - Use Yellow as your main colour, Add Ribbon, Use faux/real stitching and add Rhinestones/gems. {Yellow is my main colour, blue ribbon added, real sitching used to tie the sequins together and on the slanted dp and faux stitching used on the sentiment dp, flat back self adhesive pearls used as my gems}

Wednesday, 6 April 2011

Altered Note Book

Good evening everyone.

At the moment my PC is broke :( so I have had to use my OH's PC to upload photos etc. It's really annoying not being able to do this on my own PC, but it looks like this might be the only solution until we can get me a new PC. I do have a laptop, but I really don't like working on it!
So until then, this will have to do!

Anyways, I couldn't find my old notebook that I kept details in, on challenges, so I decided to turn a tatty old note book, that I found stuffed away somewhere, in to a brand spanking new 'Challenges' notebook. I know I do have all the challenges listed in my sidebar, but I like to have something by the side of me whist I actually craft.

You will notice that I don't have a watermark on these images, that is because that is stored in PSP on MY computer lol

Note: I really hope entering this notebook in to the listed challenges are okay, but I couldn't find anything in the rules that said it was for cards only. If not, then that is absolutely fine :)

PS. Please ignore the grubby white card on the photos, that is what I use on top of my craft mat when I am colouring in lol

The before picture. Yucky! As always, click on the images to view in full.



Inside. Not the most perfect, but it will do! As you can see I removed the old ribbon marker and made a matching spotty one.

And below a few extra photos, juct click on them to enlarge :)

I would like to enter my altered note book in to the following challenges please:

Wow, I didn't realise it was eligable for so many! Hopefully is IS eligable anyways, if not I will have to have a re-think!


  • One dirty tatty old notebook
  • Striped designer paper is Smirk
  • Magnolia sheep and trees images
  • Prima flowers
  • Wild Orchid flower
  • Pink spotty ribbon
  • White florists ribbon
  • To Do {or not to do... that is the question}, Do This ---->, This item belongs to:, and Designed by: Stamps from Basic Grey
  • White buttons
  • Stickles
  • Flat back self adhesive Pearls
  • Calendar tab
  • ProMarkers {Cinnamon, Cool Aqua, Mint Green, Grass, Ivory, Rose Pink, Tulip Yellow and Blush}
  • White card stock

Wednesday, 30 March 2011

Update on the Scarf I was Knitting

Before I went on my little hiatus, I posted pics of a couple of scarves I was knitting.
I managed to finish the second one fairly quickly, so here are the pics.
The scarf now has a nice new home with my Aunt, and I am currently working on another as requested from my Mum, so I will get the first update pic of that up soon.

Anyways, here is the blog post with the last knitting update. And here is the post with the first pics, just in case you wanted to have a looksie :)

You will have to excuse the first bunch of pics as at the time I hadn't got my new camera!

20/08/10 - Day 6. - Project 2

21/08/10 - Day 7. - Project 2

24/08/10 - Day 8. - Project 2

28/08/10 - Day 9. - Project 2 - Had to unpick LOADS due to a mistake!

29/08/10 - Day 10. - Project 2 - Managed to do some serious catching up! After this, I didn't take any more update pics lol I don't know why I stopped but you can see the finished scarf below, it measure about 6ft in length when it was complete :)

31/01/11 - Project 2 Complete!

And modelled by my son.

Tuesday, 29 March 2011

Birthday Card and Candle Made to Order

This was a card that was made to order for a friend's Dad's 60th. And of course all net proceeds went in to my charity pot!
Thank you for your order Claire!

She also ordered a candle too, which is why I have included it in this post!

As always, click on them to view in full. I totally <3 my new camera!

The finished card.

Inside with matching panelling, with the candle.

And a super close up of the candle.

I would like to enter the card in to the following challenges please:

Card Recipe:

  • Really thick blue card stock
  • Flippin' Men Stamp
  • Blue sticky ribbon
  • Gold mirror card
  • Plain white super smooth card stock
  • Tiny self-adhesive Gems from 'The Snowman' collection
  • 6, 0, D, A, D silver stickers, coloured with Peel Off Pens
  • ProMarkers {will edit colours in later as I need to check some of them)

Candle Recipe:

  • Candle
  • D, A, D alphabet stamps
  • ProMarkers
  • Gold elasticated twine type-stuff, instead of ribbon to make it more masculin.
  • Tissue Paper

Will be back laters with more!

Monday, 28 March 2011

Major Catch Up & Why I Haven't Posted in a While {Sad Story}

Hi everyone, it's been almost 8 months since I last posted!
Gosh, it's a wonder I still have any followers left!

When I last posted in August, I knew that the next time I post would be in September, as I had a lot of birthdays that month, I guess I just never got around to it, and figured, 'oh I will post the pics at Christmas when I so my Christmas cards', however, my Christmas cards didn't photograph very well at all! So I though, 'ahhh screw it, not posting these pics'. On a better note, I got an awesome camera for Christmas!

Then in January, I got some news that would change my life forever.
At the time, I had taken up cross stitching again, which is another reason why I hadn't posted here, but I digress, (I will keep the story short and skip out a lot of details)...

In the early hours of 16th January, my younger brother went missing after a night out in the town with a friend.

At around 00:30, he became seperated from his friend, at this point he must have decided to make his way home. He was last seen about an hour later by a policeman, but because he wasn't aggressive he wasn't taken in, and because he wasn't paralytic no ambulance was called.
Yes, Steven had had a drink or two, but he wasn't a big drinker, so alcohol probably affected him quicker than some people.

The next two days there was an extensive police search including the force helicopter, dogs, police divers and boat, policemen on foot and horses. And of course all his friends and other people who knew Steven, and even people who didn't.

Sadly, on the 19th January Steven was found by a member of the public walking their dog, floating in the river.
When the ambulance arrived he was pronounced dead.

He had accidentally drowned.

Just one night and my baby brother was gone.

We had his funeral on the 2nd February, and we are trying to get back to normal now, though life without Steven will never be normal.

Steven, 08/03/88 - 19/01/11 - Aged 22

And this is why I am back. Steven always liked getting my handmade cards, (probably mostly for the money included in them though lol), and he wouldn't want me to stop doing something that I love, plus I have decided to start selling my cards for charity, one of which will be RASS which I have recently become involved in.

Anyways over the next few days you might see some changes to my blog, I thought it was time for a new layout. I am happy with this one, but I want to change this white part to a pink colour, but I can't see in the code where it is, so I will have to have a play with that.

Also, as I mentioned earlier, I got an awesome camera for Christmas (I also got a Robo Lite!!!), so I have re-taken pictures of cards that I still had in my possession, so I will re-post those over the next few days.

Anyways, first up is a card I made for my Mum for Mother's Day. Which came as a complete card kit in a magazine, though I chose to omit the card it came with, and used my own.

Remember you can click on the image to view in full detail, and now that I have a new camera, the full versions won't be all crappy and blurry lol

I made a bit of a mistake in the top left corner, so I covered it over with a prima flower lol

I would like to enter this card in to the following challenges:

And that is all for now.
I will be back with more posts later!

PS. I am having a hard time trying to follow blogs at the moment, but I will keep trying!

Monday, 16 August 2010

My First ATC

Well, I finally got around to making my very first ATC at last.
I bought a pack of blank pre-cut ATC cards about 2 years ago, and never opened them!

But after a little playing this morning I came up with my first ATC.
Obviously it's not as good as a lot of the pro ATC'rs out there but it's a start right?

Oh yes, and because I needed my ATC cards, I couldn't find them LOL Typical huh.
So I just built it up on some plain white card, then went searching AGAIN for my ATC's and finally found them in the first place that I looked lol

Obviously it looks so much better and vibrant in real life, and my camera is playing up again grrrr.

I would like to enter this in to the following challenges:

Another Tilda Card

Just finished another Tilda card :)

I would like to enter this card in to the following challenges:
  • Dutch Dare: Sketch
  • The Secret Crafter: Girlie
  • Cowgirl Up: Inspiration Picture plus buttons and ribbons {The picture was of a strawberry cheesecake, which reminded me of the pink panel I used alongside some nice lace ribbon}
  • Stamptacular: Buttons & Bows {2 white buttons and a nice purple glittery bow}
  • Aly's: Dots {Pink panel has dots}
  • Crafty Cardmakers: Birthdays
  • A Pocket Full of Posies: All that Glitters {The purple bow is totally loaded with embedded glitter! Plus the required flower as per norm.}
  • Sweet Stampin: Use Favourite Stamp {So many Magnolia's to choose from! I opted for this lovely Tilda stamp!}