Sunday 30 December 2007

Wildcats everywhere raise your arms up in the air!!!....

Well we are addicted, the first thing the boys wanted to do was make soem more this morning!!
Here is our effort at Troy from High School Musical, apologies if you are not into this but we love it in our hosue and are always singing the songs!!!

My 5 year old made most of Dracula himself once I had cut it out, he stuck the hair on and the shoes and the cape on the back!

Ross then wanted to make a leprechaun (I dont know why) but here he is!!

We made this one yesterday for Evans "love". Dress is a bit shiny

This one was probably the hardest so far, Ninja Turtle!

Evan made this monster himself!!!

Are you fed up of these yet???

Saturday 29 December 2007

Oh my gosh, we LOVE it!!!

Went to pick up my parcel which I could have had 2 whole days ago if our postlady was louder at knocking but hey whose bitter about it, its here now!!!

And what a treat it is, my Paper Dolls Dress Up cartridge, oh gosh, me and my boys are hooked, they were crafting for almost 3 hours with me this afternoon.

We are novices at making up the dolls but hey you have to start somewhere, here our some of our creations so far!!

One of our first attempts by me and my 5 year old!

We got a bit more adventurous and made this knight in shining armour (or as Evan says "knight in sining armour" as he cannot say SH) with his friendly dragon.
Then myself and my big boy (8) made this Spidey!!!! I think I have gained a few points from Ross by making this, he thinks I am a great crafter now!!!!

We then progressed onto making a Ninja Turtle (Raphael I believe) and dare I say it , at my suggestion we made Troy from High School Musical wearing his basketball kit!!! It was too dark to photograph these so you will have to wait until tomorrow!!

Oops I almost forgot, my little one then wanted to make one for "his love". Its a little girl at his school who he has known since being babies and they are going to get married - apparently. He made her a lovely princess complete with shiny dress and tiara and a castle to match. I'll pop these on tomorrow and go to bed conjouring up new ideas for more characters to make!!


Friday 28 December 2007

Double trouble

Thanks for all your get well wishes, I finally feel like I am human again!!!
Yesterday we were all in and we didnt hear the postman, next news there is the card though the door, come and collect in 48 hours, cant believe between 4 of us we never heard the door!!! So I think it is my Paper Doll Dress Up cartridge all the way from the States, cant wait to pick it up tomorrow!!! I know my boys will love using it too!!
Then today my Cuttlebug arrives from The Glitter Pot. I opened it, so excited I was, was like Christmas morning again and then disaster, no handle!!! You are supposed to attach the handle yourself but there was no handle or any of the tools to attach, nor was there the embossing stencils you get included. The nice man at The GLitter Pot is sending a handle etc out to me first class today but I WANTED TO PLAY TONIGHT!!! Probably done me a favour, I can do more ironing now!!
Hope you all got some fab Crafty goodies and are having a good play with them!!

Tuesday 25 December 2007

Merry Christmas

Just wanted to make a quick post to say Merry Christmas to everyone and thanks for all the get well wishes, feeling the best I have felt today for almost a week!!
Boys have had a fab day, not up too early and I got a few crafty goodies and some money to buy some!!!
Speak soon

Sunday 23 December 2007

Oh no earache!

Woken up this morning with earache now!!!! Very painful, so feeling sorry for myself!
Quick post then (cos of the earache). But I wanted to share this last minute card I made last night for my friends gorgeous little 16 month old!!

Magnolia stamp (image from Nikki - thanks), coloured with Derwent watercolour pencils. Card blank, paper, prima flower and sentiment by Craftwork Cards. Ribbon from Little Silver Hat kit. Name stamped with See D's stamps.
I have stickled the white trim of her hat and stop with Star Dust stickles!!
Don't want to give this one away!!

Saturday 22 December 2007

Sugar da da da da da da, my honey honey......

Not been around much since beginning of the week. Been poorly!!!!! Started feeling bad on Thursday, went to bed at 9 and slept for 10 hours solid!!! Felt a bit better last night so made some cards from my recently purchased but sadly neglected stamps from Used to find boys cards quite hard to do but not anymore!!!
All cards are made using 12x12cm cards, I find this is the best size for the Sugar Nellie stamps and coloured with my Derwent Watercolour pencils.

Card blank : Craftwork Cards, paper : Craftwork Cards, sentiment : Craftwork Cards

Card blank : Craftwork Cards, Paper : Dream Street, sentiment : Craftwork Cards

Card blank : Craftwork Cards, Paper : Making Memories, Sentiment : Craftwork Cards, Ribbon : Craftwork Cards

Card blank : Craftwork Cards, Paper :Craftwork Cards, Sentiment :Craftwork Cards

Card Blank : Craftwork Cards, Paper : Making Memories, Ribbon : Ben Madigan, Sentiment : Craftwork Cards

Card Blank : Cut from Papermill card, Paper : Dream Street, Sentiment : handwritten on the back of Craftwork Cards sentiment!!

I really enjoyed making these, heres to more Sugar soon!!!

Thursday 20 December 2007

Lack of blogging

Apologies for my lack of blogging. Been soooooo busy with one thing and another plus a little event called Christmas happening next week, you up for it!??????
No cards to show as I have been on weddings full on this week but hoping to get all my little Nellies out over the weekend and colour away!!!!
Take care

Monday 17 December 2007

Proud crafting Mum!

8 days to go!!!

I broke up from work today so getting giddy now, haven't wrapped a thing mind or finished making my cards but nevermind!!!!! Decided I need to make some quick and easy Christmas cards as I havent got time to mess about this year!

Yesterday whilst I was making some wedding invitations my 8 year old decided he would like to make a card for a teacher who is leaving at his school. He said he didn't want to make her a leaving card he wanted to make her a thank you card!!! Anyway I stamped the sentiment on the bottom and left the rest to him and he has done a brilliant job, so professional!!!!!! Let me know what you think, I am sure he would love to read any comments!! Picture is a bit rubbish!

Well thats it for tonight, can't wait to start making some non-Christmas cards.

Saturday 15 December 2007

Festive fun, frolics and craft spending!!!

This morning I went to open house in Leeds, its about 9 miles from my house!! Had a lovely morning with mince pies and mulled wine and a surprise visit from quite a sexy Santa!! (don't tell him I said that Sue!!)
The lovely Julie Hickey was there too, always a pleasure to talk to Julie and admire some beautiful cards she had made this morning. Very inspiring!! Save that brown and blue one for me please Julie!!
Of course I spent some money there too, would have been rude not to!! They still have some fab things left in their sale so check it out on the website. You cannot beat the quality!!
Been busy finishing off some wedding orders so no time to make cards I'm afraid!!

Friday 14 December 2007

More cards today!

Made a few more cards last night.
First one is a design that I learnt on a workshop at Craftwork Cards, I have altered it slightly but its really easy to do using a piece of 6x6 paper.

Another Sugar Nellie card, am loving these stamps, they are so easy to colour and cut out.

Hello Sisters!

Just a quick hello to my blogging sisters!!!!! A little bit about me, I am 34 years old, married for 11 years!! Got 2 gorgeous boys aged 8 and 5 who I think the world of!! I live in Yorkshire, England and I have a part time job teaching pre-school music classes and I also make hand made wedding stationery!!! And of course, Cards!!

Thursday 13 December 2007

Nellies are in da house!!!

Thats what time my post lady brought my new babies to my house today!!!!! They were posted first class on Monday, this Christmas post has a lot to answer for !!!

Anyway they are all safe and well and enjoying life in their new home. Some of them even managed to have a little play this afternoon!!!

Pirates and Nellies and Tildas oh my!

Had a busy night last night!! Rehearsal (for The Full Monty) finished a lot earlier than planned so got home and made cards with the lovely Magnolias and Nellies. I love them all and have had great fun making these ( a welcome change from wedding stationery!) They are all quite simple but I am pleased with them all.
Too many to write down where everything is from etc.. but if you want to ask just drop me a line!!

Have a good day and thanks for looking!

Monday 10 December 2007

Papertake weekly challenge

I am just starting to get into these challenges but still not sure what days they come out on so may be a little late with this one but here is my effort for the Papertake Weekly challenge. You had to make a card with mostly white and an accent colour.

NOEL cut from Cricut and stickled around the edge, ribbon from the December kit from Little Silver Hat.
Hope I am in time

Better do the next challenge now!!

I have a candy winner!!!

My big boy Ross has just done the honours and picked out the winner from his hat!!!!

Congrats to NIKKI from Nikkis Cards and News!!!!

Really pleased Nikki has won as she has kindly done a blog candy this week so its nice for her to get something back!!!

Nikki send me your address to and then watch your letterbox!!

Saturday 8 December 2007

Daring Cardmakers challenge

Have done a couple of challenges now when I have the time, this weeks was to use stripes!! Had not used the new Mermaid Tilda I had so thoght would be perfect opportunity!!

Paper is Craftwork Cards Cupcakes range, flowers are Prima, coloured with Derwent watercolour pencils but my favourite part is the tail which I have coloured and then gone over with Star Dust stickles to get a shimmery effect. Added another more close up photo so you can see it better!!

Hope you like it! I was really pleased with this one!!

Some more cards

Gosh I am getting good, new cards two days running!!!!
First one is made using an image Nikki sent me from Sugar Nellie, I will own this little baby though hopefully on Tuesday/Wednesday!!!!
Coloured with Derwent watercolour pencils, Making Memories paper and Craftwork Cards sentiment!

Apologies for the rubbish photos, this one is for an order . Image is Stamping Bella coloured with Whispers pens, paper is Making Memories again and wording done on PC, font is Bradley Hand.

Watch this space as I have another card to post for Daring Cardmakers challenge!!

Friday 7 December 2007

Blog Candy alert!!!

I am almost at 2000 hits so I thought I would offer some blog candy seeing as I have never done one before!!!!
All you need to do is leave me a comment to tell me what you would most like to find in your santa sack on Christmas morning (crafty or otherwise but please keep it clean LOL!!!!)
I will raid my ever expanding stash to pick out some nice goodies for the winner which my big boy Ross will draw on Monday!!!

Friday feeling!!!

Well I taught my last Friday music class today until 11th January, feels good!!! Still got tomorrow & then 2 Mondays and then I have fully broken up for Christmas!!!
I had lots of children leave today as they are starting Nursery school after Christmas, some of them have been coming to my classes for 2 and a half years since they were 6 months old so it was very sad!!! I got some lovely pressies, but the memories and the good times we have had a much more treasured!!!!

Happy to say I have made some non-Christmas cards!!!!

Background paper from Making Memories, stamp by Great Impressions, brads by Queen & Co, lettering is See D's clear stamps. This card is from a little boy to his Dad who he calls Baba ( I think it is Turkish!)

Well my son has another 2 parties to go to so I have made 2 of these, both boys have ginger hair so I have tried to make them look like them!!! Stamped a 5 in the balloon!! Cuttlebugged the background card, Natty I've still got this folder of yours!!!!! and sentiment from CC!!! My fav's!!! Doodled round it!! Image is from the lovely Nikki from Nikkis cards and news!!! Thanks Nikki!!!

I have to confess I was very naughty last night, I spent £48 on the new Sugar Nellies!!!! OOps, Nikki I am blaming you for sending me the images and making me fall in love with them!!

Thats it for now, have a great weekend!!


Tuesday 4 December 2007

Thinking outside the box!!!

Well I promised a card for you!!!! Its not gonna blow you away but I was really pleased with it!!.
I received some free bauble sentiments from Craftwork Cards to make a card for their Christmas competition using them.

I never "think outside the box" , just usually use things for the purpose they were created but when I saw the red baubles I had the idea to snip the tops off and use them as holly berries!!! Not rocket science I know but I was chuffed!!!!! Holly leaves are hand cut and edged with Stickles and background paper is from Craftwork Cards Plum Pudding range.

Expecting a couple more parcels today too!!!

Monday 3 December 2007

Yeah I got my parcels!!!

I managed to get my parcels at 3.30!!!!!! One of them was my first ever Little Silver Hat ribbon subscription, like Gina I am delighted with it!!!! Can't wait to get my wedding order done so I can get some birthday cards made!!!
I can't say what the second one was as it contained one of the little pressies I am getting for NattyK!!! We are spending £10 on some surprise crafty goodies for Xmas!!! Hope she likes what I have got !!!
Should have some cards to show tomorrow


I've had 2 parcels delivered whilst I was out this morning, and they are over the road at my neighbours house and they are not it!!!!! Not fair !!!! I want them now!!!!

Saturday 1 December 2007

Sorry no cards!

Sorry no cards to show you, been so busy with wedding stuff. Sat here watching Strictly, my most favourite programme ever!!!!!!! Not sure who I want to win but Gethin is very pleasing on the eye!!! Been tuning into Blue Peter a little bit more these days!!!!
My husband has been poorly with the "man flu" since Friday lunch. I know he can't help it but why do they have to be so pathetic, it's like I've got 3 children!!!
Put an order in at Craftwork Cards yesterday as they are having a sale, went on the site today and they have added some more stuff so check it out!!!
Bye for now

Tuesday 27 November 2007

Oh what a night........

........we had last night!!! My son (age 8) went to bed complaining of earache, dosed him up with some paracetamol but he woke up at about 10pm in complete agony, he cried solidly for over an hour!!! Still wasn't asleep at midnight. He got in to our bed with me (hubby was relegated to sofa and had to get up at 6 to fly to Edinburgh today!!) but he was in and out of different beds all night!!! Took him to see the doctor today who said his ear is very very red and looks very painful, given him some ear spray!!! Please send me good vibes that he will sleep tonight!!!!!

This card is made with some of the lovely things I got last Thursday on my outing for Stickles that turned into a £57 spending spree!!!! The stamp is by Stamps Happen, the little snowflakes are a tiny Stampendous stamp using Versa Colour (Bark) , the image is mounted onto Bazzill Bling. Its a small card but I like it and its quick and easy so think I am going to do these for my family
Its my sisters birthday on Thursday so my poorly boy found the energy to make this card for his Auntie Claire this afternoon. I stamped the monkey and he coloured it in and mounted the letters using 3D foam and he decided on the layout!!!! Hope she likes it

This is my card to my sister, good old Craftwork Cards handbag, so quick to make and look so effective!!!!!!!
Bye for now

Monday 26 November 2007

More cards and chat!

Well I finally remembered to take some photos this afternoon, weather was a bit grim so they might be a bit dark but its the best I could do!!

This card was made for an order for someone who is a Man United fan, she wanted a big card with his name on and his age. Paper from a pad I got at Northern Papercrafts Extravaganza and I stamped all the little footballs and cut them out and added with 3D foam pads

This card is for the same guy but its from his nephew who I think may be about 3 years old so I wanted to make it a bit more child-like! Stamp is by Inkadinkado (me and Natty getting into these at moment!!) and paper fromsame pad as card above, sentiment as always is from Craftwork Cards!

Another order, this one is for a guy who I used to work with to give to his wife for their anniversary. She likes monkeys! So I hope she likes this card. Papers are the new Sandylion ones I got last week, I thought they would be good for Valentines cards!!! Stamp is Changito solo, heart cut out on my cricut and then used shadow effect to cut the outer red heart.
Hope you likey!!!

Blog Candy Challenge

Oooh never really done a challenge before but I am an avid reader of Kim Fee's blog so decided to come up with a card for her blog candy challenge!!!I was asked to make a larger size card for someones Mum who is going to be 65. The customer like the Enchanted papers from Craftwork Cards so I made this one. Card is A5 in size. Hope you like it Kim!!


Sunday 25 November 2007

Another week gone!

Well another week been and gone!! Had a lovely weekend, my boss paid for myself and her to go and see Blood Brothers. I've never seen it before, seen most of the major musicals but somehow never got round to seeing it!! Anthony Costa from Blue was in it and he was excellent, his acting was fab!

Just a couple of really quicky cards for you today!!! Both my boys had seperate parties to go to yesterday so these were the cards I made for them. Very simple but they were rush jobs!!!

Hero arts dinosaur stamp, cuttlebugged background, thanks for the loan Nat!!!

One of my favourite stamps, Great Expressions, stickled the banana!!! More cuttlebug action!!

Got loads of cards to add tomorrow when I get some decent pictures, so watch this space!


Thursday 22 November 2007

Retail Therapy

Needed some more Stickles Glitter Glue as I was running low so I popped to the craft shop about 6miles away. Well cam back £57 worse off!!!!! I can't help it, I see so many lovely things!!!
Here's a selection
Found this lovely stamp which I am going to use to make my family cards
Another selection of goodies!!!

The papers on the left are new (well I think they are, not seen them before) Sandylion papers in gorgeous reds and blacks, some with hearts so thought they would be good for Valentines cards.

Working in the morning - BOO! So not much crafting tomorrow