Saturday, 30 October 2010

Music saves my soul Saturday..Eva Cassidy - Ain't no sunshine...

I love Eva Cassidy and this is exception...I could choose no end  to post of her songs... but this one hits the right spot today...

This is my choice for todays music saves my soul Saturday rom the lovely marcea... you can enter your choice there too... .

C.E.S. challenge #10 chocolate and caramel .

Hello all...its the weekend again...yipppeee...
I guess it seems I am wishing my life away , but this week has been a toughie and I am glad to see the weekend.
 So, its Saturday, so that must mean another C.E.S challenge.
this weeks theme is Chocolate and Caramel...yummy !!
 This is my last card as Guest Designer for C.E.S ...I would like to say thanks for having me !!
 My card is using the new My Minds Eye pad True Blue that I bought from Crafty Emma's store... and the new Cats life press rubber stamp i got there too. You must check these out .. they are so cute and yet, different . I have to say I have admired these before and looked at them on U.S sites.....Go see what Emma has in her store here... .
Anyway , enough chit chat , onto my card .

So there it is... I am loving Anya images at the mo..
she is coloured with Promarkers and 3-d'd on top of my Nestie circles. The Flowers are Prima.
You must checkout the rest of the dt teams creations over on the challenge blog... .
Brb with save your soul Saturday x

Friday, 29 October 2010

Polkadoodles Challenge week 43 Autumn Colours

Hello and happy Friday to you..!
That means today is the day for another Polkadoodles Challenge !
 This week the theme is autumn colours...
I have used a few dotty papers from theSundaes cd , but my favourite Flutterfly Fairies too !
 I coloured in Maggie perched on a toadstool, with promarkers, matted and layered the papers and added some autumnal leaves  and a sentiment ... Easy !

You can see all the lovely autumnal projects by the rest of the team by clicking here...

Saturday, 23 October 2010

C.E.S. challenge #9 Buttons and bows

Yippee its the weekend..hope you week has been a good one , and your weekend is fabberoo !!
Today is the launch of the next Ces Challenge  and this weeks theme is " Buttons and Bows ". I am Guest D,T  for the third week and i decided on a cute girly creation {my fav }... I used the Prima " Jack and Jill " paper pad which you can buy in Crafty Emmas store ..along with some more of these yummy paper pads in the Prima range . My image is Anya , and I coloured her with my trusty Promarkers  { you can find these at Emma's too } . have seen mine... prepare to be wowed , and get yourselves over to see what the D.T. girls have created .
Thanks for looking ... :-)

Music saves my soul Saturday Ne-Yo - Beautiful Monster

Hello and happy weekend..!
 This is my " Music  saves my soul  Saturday "  pick for this week. I am loving this track at the moment is so energising !

You can find out more about Music saves my soul Saturday on the lovely Marcea's blog  ..  But before you go ..turn it up and enjoy !!
 Hugs xx

Friday, 22 October 2010

Polkadoodles Challenge week 42 Something for a new baby

Hello...Happy Friday...(lets hope Mr blogger is co-operating and he post this correctly !)
Today new challenge over at Polka doodles is to create something for a new baby. I went with The Sundae of Seasons  CD , ( there are so many yummy things on there...I have barely scratched the surface)
I decided it would have to be for a baby girl ..i do so love the pinks and lemons on this CD , and the prints are what I would call ditsy , dainty and delicate .....
A nice big square card to start . layered with the oink gingham , then the lemon flowery dots and the pink version on that. I cut a circle in card and wrapped this with ribbon, backed it with lace .Then I layered a lace doily and a nestie circle. I decoupaged the little baby in and added the h so cute stars as an accent ..a few dots of pearly doodles...

..a bow and some buttons ...
Isn't she cute ?

I adore these little stars ..!!

Now its the turn of the rest of the D.T. girls to show their amazing just need to pop on over here..
Thanks for looking .Enjoy the rest of your Friday !

Wednesday, 20 October 2010

Pollycrafts amazing secret stamps candy !!

Just a quick post ..its a little late..but i had to tell you about the amazing 1000 follower prize up for grabs at Pollycraft !!
 You NEED To check this out !! .
 I was too excited to wait  to tell you !!

Monday, 18 October 2010

Happy Birthday, Mum !

Hello all...
 Just a quick post..please indulge me ..
 Its my Mums birthday , and i wanted to wish her a very happy day !!

This is what i created for her....

So , Happy birthday , Mum . Have a lovely day !!  xxxxxxx

Saturday, 16 October 2010

Music saves my soul Saturday

I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For (U2) ...
 Hubby was listening to this the other day ...and I realised just how amazing this song is ..Play it loud , and enjoy !

Music saves my soul Saturday is an idea from the lovely Marcea, you can find out more on her blog here ...

C.E.S. Challenge #8

Hello again...its the weekend ..Yesssss!!!
Is it me , or does ti seem to come round faster and faster..?
Anyway, busy blog today..
Firstly, it time again for CES challenge, where this weeks theme is  " A mans card " ...always a tricky one ..I am sure you will agree..?
So, I thought this time i would use my Le Pashe rubber stamp set, from the "flippin men" range . this one is called " Flippin' Peace !"
They are quite useful as they have a back and a front to the image.. and quite humorous too!
So, here is mine ..

I have used K& Co. papers , and the stripes were Prima , i believe ...I distressed and tore  to set the lavvy !.. and the background is Magnolia , again . the newspaper is so useful....and since he is reading the paper , quite apt I thought..
 There it is guest DT entry... and , of course, you can see the rest of the girls brilliant cards over here...
 Thanks for looking , I will be back in a wee while with Music saves my soul Saturday >>>

Friday, 15 October 2010

Polkadoodles challenge week 41 something spooky

Hello , good morning... I am probably at the gym whilst you are reading this if Mr Blogger behaves..!!

The theme this week at PolkaDoodles is " Something Spooky".
I am loving the new sundae of season cd and this is no exception... the Halloween goodies are adorable.!
I have used the witchypoos download from the Polkadoodle store.. and the cute lil witch from the cd....

You can see more of the fabby D.T cards over at Polkadoodles ...

Sunday, 10 October 2010

Lovely hanglar only challenge.

Hello and a pleasant Sunday to you...
 this is my 2 day weekend , its alternates between 2 days  and then 3 days ...:-)  and I am trying to get my commissions caught up . I recently made this card and it fits nicely into the Hanglar challenge , as the colours are all autumnal .

The papers are  My Minds eye , Lost and found.. ribbon lace and flowers from stash ..i think the roses were wild Orchid and paper flowers Hobbyhouse ,as was the charm.
 You can see all the lovely entries and dt  cards here.. .
 Right on with next project . Catch u later . x

Saturday, 9 October 2010

Music saves my Soul Saturday Erasure Solsbury Hill Live EIS

Hello all... its the weekend ...hooray !
Just wanted to quickly post this

Its an idea from the lovely Marcea ... to post our fav tunes here on a Saturday . What a fabby idea... I love , love , love music... I drive with music , go to the gym , do the ironing .. you name it ! i feel so uplifted even on the most miserable of days with a little music. You can join in the fun over here .. , on Marcea's blog..
so here is one of my all time fav's

C.E.S. Challenge #7

Hello and happy weekend !! Yay !
 Its time for the launch of the new CES Challenge ..  And I as i mentioned before  the lovely Emma invited me to be Guest Designer for the month of October . I was so chuffed !
I was in the top 3 on the first ever challenge  and have been a follwer ever since . The challenges are always exciting and original ...and this week you have to "Create a tag ".
So without further ado heres mine ...

 The tag was created in kraft card.. the papers and the snowman are Polkadoodles. The snowflake is a spellbinder die and it was stamped with white stazon , just a few snowflakes . I stitched all the way round the tag and added a touch of ribbon with a staple .
You can see the D.T's  wonderful tags by clicking here . Tell 'em I sent you ! xx

Friday, 8 October 2010

Polkadoodles challenge week 40 make your own embellishments

Hello and good morning to you... its Friday ! yay ! and its time for the next Polkadoodles challenge !
This week the theme is make your own embellishments...
This is my first Dt entry and I decided to go with a Pinwheel flower . This is made from your polkadoodles papers and is so easy to make . It looks great and you will always have a matching embelly to your card !
I am adding some photos for a tutorial type guide on how to make them...
Firstly you will need 9 circles from your papers , ( I printed both sides to match my card ) One circle you need to punch a small hole in the centre, and the rest will be folded as follows...

Fold your circle in half , then in half, then in half again

Glue all 8 of your circles around the punched hole on the remaining ninth circle , add a brad to the centre ( I also used a spacer from my stash , just for decoration)...Et Voila !!

Attach to your card simple is that. I have glued it to an addition larger circle base for contrast and added to my card with a few die cut swirls.

The Papers are from the Polkadoodle s "sugar Birdies" cd , Lulu the ladybug, as is the sentiment ..I just stamped a sentiment from one of the Flutterby Fairies stamps, in it (perfect !) and the dotty paper is from the Sundae of Seasons cd.
So go on , why not give it a go... and if you are looking for more delecible dt ideas , click here...  ..
 Thanks for looking today , hope you'll pop back soon ..
 {hugs] Lis xx

Wednesday, 6 October 2010

Crafts and Me Challenge

Hello all... its finally stopped raining and sun is glorious this afternoon ! :-)
 just another quick post as i have to get my dt post organised for the Polkadoodles Challenge , this Friday ...
 My card is featuring a digi from "Simply Betty " , and is a card for a friend to give to her teenage Grandson...perfect timing ..!! lol !

 The backing papers are Polkadoodles and three  from Prima , the digi is " Christian " from Simply Betty ...coloured with promarkers, some twine and a gromlet , et voila !
 Your can see all the entries for the challenge here...  and there is a chance to win a whiff of joy stamp..
Well guys will be back soon ...
 hugs   xxx

Tuesday, 5 October 2010

The Pink Elephant Challenge...

Hello...good evening to you... a little bleary eyed tonight as work was at silly o'clock all day today !!
 still day off tomorrow and time to unwind , after my fav class at the gym..." Body Jam !"  ... i love it !!
 Tonight is a quick post then to blog my entry for the pink elephant challenge where the theme is " Childhood " and thats just the perfect theme for this...

 and its 3-d'd too

You can almost feel the breeze in his cape!
 The image is from the fabulous Mo Manning , coloured with promarkers . the paper is Magnolia and the sentiment is a freebie , from where i will update you when i check back...
This is my entry for the Pink Elephant Challenge ... see all the great dt cards and entries here... ..

I am hoping this is also ok for Mo's challnge ...."colours of the rainbow" ... His bright red cape is fabulous.... .

 Well thats all for now folks , least blogger is a little better tonight !
 I feel I will be soon be in the land fo Nod ...time for putting on my Jammies methinks .. night night , sleep tight  xx

Monday, 4 October 2010

Flutterby Wishes

Hello and happy Monday to you... I really don't like Mondays, but only half a day at work today , so its not so bad !
 Just a quick card, made with the yummy Polkadoodles CD, Season of sundaes, Sugar Birdies and a little Love and Cherish thrown in !
i wanted to add another image but blogger is painfully slow at the moment , maybe I will update later ...
 I wanted to enter the Pollycarft challenge "anything goes"

 with this can find out more here ...   .
The prize is being sponsered by the creative Cottage.The BRAND new Creative Cottage shop is now open!!!

why not pop over and have a browse?

There is 20% off until the end of October!!

The winner of this weeks callenge will recieve 2 kits of their choice ...
You can see what goodies they have in store here... .
 Well folks I will be back later, got lots to post , but blogger is soooo slow this afternoon .
 Bye for now .

Sunday, 3 October 2010

Wedding day

Hello to you... hopefully you are having a fab weekend..?
My is quite leisurely yet lots to do..:-)
I just wanted to show you my card my eldest asked me to make for a collegue...
The paper is from the Hobby house, and the image is lili of the valley . I love this little couple !
 the flowers sre from hobby house and the buckle. The pearls are wild orchid crafts .
Thanks for popping by, catch you later ! x

Saturday, 2 October 2010

Happy World Card Making Day !

Hello  one and all...
its has finally stopped raining, and the light is a little better today in my little den !
 As today is WCMD  I thought i should at least rustle up a few !!
But, i had a lovely little parcel of stash from Polkadoodles , some of the yummiest cds... and I got a little sidetracked ..!! LOL!
But, Nikky Hall from Polkadoodles set a challenge on face book this morning , and I started off with the best of intentions as they say . ....
The brief was a card with a circle , three brads and stitching!

the paper is polkadoodles ,  the sentiment and butterfly are polkadoodle stamps.

I am loving  the papers from the polkadoodles cd's , my next card has used some of the lemon polkadots. I am not a fan of yellow shades , but, this is the most gentle shade , and i have used it on my nest card , alongwith a pink petticoat paper and a pure innocence image , coloured with promarkers.

 Thats all till later...I have been a busy bee , theres lots more to post !
 Thanks for popping by x

Friday, 1 October 2010

Polka Doodles Design Teamie !!

Yay !!
 Yes , you read that right... I am now a member of the Polka doodles design Team ...!!
 The lovely Nikky sent me a message the other evening  to invite me to join the team.... What could I say ..Yippee !!!
I have said hello to all the girls , they seem a fabby bunch !
So, watch this space.. nad, of course , keep checking in on the Polka doodles blog !  .  :-)

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