Saturday, 16 October 2010

my first Christmas card!

I thought I had better make a start with my Christmas cards. I ordered this fab stamp from elzybells - I love the simplicity. the scalloped frame was cut on the craft robo and was very kindly sent to me by Karen (aka flourgirl)
only 39 more cards to make!!
I would like to enter this into flying-fresians mse challenge
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Friday, 15 October 2010

Sarah's fab blog candy

Sarah (aka Rainmac) has some gorgeous candy to giveaway on her blog Go and take a look!

Saturday, 9 October 2010

blog award

my fab friend Tams sent me this blog award. It really means alot to me so thank you so much!

Saturday, 18 September 2010

Luke's birthday card

now the summer holidays are over and the boys are back at school I have time to make cards and blog them! it seems forever since I did either of these!
Luke was 12 last week and here is the card I made for him. I have used images of things he like doing - photography. music and the wii.

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

creative cottage birthday boy

stamps r us children's birthday

craft fairy's challenge die cut alphabet
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Monday, 26 July 2010

19 years of marriage!

I can't believe OH and I have been married 19 years tomorrow! here is the card I have made for him. I used the hippy love digi image I won from stampin with the dragon

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

pollycraft challenge blog love and marriage

my first wedding card

one of the vicars at OH's church is getting married in August - to a French lady! OH has been helping him with his speech so I thought I would make them a card (any excuse to use the fab LOTV stamp!). the sentiment isn't quite at the angle I wanted but I hope they like it anyway!!

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

totally gorjuss congratulations

Saturday, 24 July 2010

stationery box

I was looking at the
Creative Craft World blog where the latest challenge is holiday. there are some fab makes by the DT and I loved the stationery box that Sarah had made. I had thought about making my MIL a box of cards for her birthday and this was perfect to put them in. I am quite impressed with how it has turned out especially as I am not very crafty and this is the first time I have made anything like it. It is not as perfect as Sarah's and there are things I would do better/differently next time (would probably use double sided paper) but I am pleased with it. I just have to make the cards now!! I will put some postage stamps in the little pocket and not sure what to put in the small boxes - have a week to think about it.

a birthday card made early!!!

one of my best friends has her birthday in August whilst we are away. she is away at the moment and comes back after we have left so for once (and it doesn't happen very often!!) I have made her card and present early! I made her a hamper but forgot to take a photo and here is her card

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

wild orchid challenge say it with flowers

stampavie and more anything goes

more teachers' cards!

Luke and Oliver have both had a good year at school so I wanted to write and thank their teachers. Luke is leaving to go to secondary school so I also wanted to thank the secretaries and head mistress for all they have done during his time in the school. here are the cards I made for them

I would like to enter the following challenges:

LOTV girl on a swing

LOTV boy and boat
stampin royalty splish splash

LOTV boy on rope swing
crazy challenge boys will be boys
alphabet challenge M is for men
crafty catz summer time

teachers' presents

every year my two boys decorate a mug for their teachers. this year as Luke is leaving the school he also made one for the head mistress and 2 secretaries. they decorated the mug and I wrapped them in a cello bag with a covered notebook, pen and mints. i hope they like them!


a friend of mine is moving back to Germany after the summer holidays. we met when ds1 was at nursery with her daughter. they then went to separate infant schools and met up again at junior school. although I don't see much of her I will miss her as we see each other every day at school. I used one 9f the fab digi images I won from stampin with the dragon.

Friday, 23 July 2010

fab Pink Gem candy

pink gem is offering some gorgeous candy. go and have a look!

Saturday, 17 July 2010

Crafty Emma's new online shop

crafty Emma has opened a new online shop. she is very kindly offering a £10 voucher for her store. She has some fab things, go and have a look!!

Tuesday, 13 July 2010

teachers' cards

I used the fab image from Karen's Doodles for my boys' teachers' cards. the papers are 'my little guy' from crafty chaos which I was lucky enough to win from Magical Crafts Fortnightly Challenge.

I would like to enter these cards into the following challenges:

cute card Thursday schools out for summer

Friday, 9 July 2010

a matching seed packet!

after seeing the fab seed packets that Sarah (rainmac) had made I followed her instructions and made one to send to my MIL with her birthday card. I hope she likes it!

I would like to enter the seed packet into the following challenge:

Monday, 5 July 2010

card for my MIL

melissa on mse sent me some fab stamps. this one was perfect to use on a birthday card for my MIL. Melissa sent a gorgeous card with the stamps and I borrowed part of the layout as it was so fab! hope you don't mind Melissa!

I would like to enter this card into the following challenge:

anyone for anya anything goes

a pocket full of posies one for the girls

Saturday, 3 July 2010

purple card

on mse the lovely Melissa's challenge was to make a purple/lilac card. here is mine. it is an anniversary card for my parents.

I would also like to enter this card into the following challenges:

creative card crew easel cards

stamping with the dragon easel card and love/marriage

a girlie card!

having two boys I don't get to make many girlie cards. i made this one for my friend's daughter. i love this handbag template cut on the Craft robo.

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

a pocket full of posies one for the girls

bunny zoe's crafts nice and girly

totally papercrafts one for the girlies

Saturday, 19 June 2010

Father's Day

this is the card I have made for my OH for father's day. Oliver has made a card at school but Luke has been away all week on his school trip so he can give him this card.

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

daisy doodles creative challenges fathers day/manly cards

cards for men fathers day

a boy's card

I bought the Greetings Farm 'my guy Ian' stamps and thought they would be perfect for boys' cards. Luke and Oliver are 9 and 11, their friends are similar ages and are outgrowing the cute boy images. luke's friend was 12 last week and I thought this image would be perfect.

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

crafty card makers cards for men

cupcake craft challenges one for the boys

Donna's den of craft birthday card

creative inspirations one for the boys

one stop craft challenge one for the boys

Friday, 11 June 2010


I know this isn't crafting but I really want to show these fab photos of my two boys. the local council came to their theatre group to take photos to use for publicity for County Durham. I am so pleased with them, I think I will have to get one put on canvas for father's day but which one!

Wednesday, 9 June 2010

My little star!

Oliver did his latest tae Kwondo grading on Sunday and passed. he is now a red belt, only two away from a black belt. he has done really well and I am so proud of him!

Wednesday, 2 June 2010

summer card

I love the house mouse stamps and my lovely friend Tams sent me this cute gruffies image. Luke had a friend to play today and his mum said yesterday that it is her birthday today so I thought I would make her a card. I think this image is so summery... i would therefore like to enter it into the following challenge here comes summer

Monday, 31 May 2010

I'm on a roll!!

it's so nice not having to spend my weekend rushing around getting things ready for school so I have been able to sit and craft. here is another card:
I would like to enter this card into the following challenges: anything goes. since it is a special anniversary week on passion for promarkers and there are some absolutely fantastic prizes I feel I should enter more than once!

my first robo card!!

at last I have mastered the robo and made a card. I love this handbag template (thanks Gemma).

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges: use something new (my craft robo template) buttons and blooms

new home card

my SIL and BIL have recently moved to a new house so I have made them a card.

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

Wednesday, 26 May 2010

music card

OH announced last night that it is his friend's birthday tomorrow! as he is a musician I used greeting farm drummer digi image. it is quite basic as it ended up being rushed but I hope he will like it

Tuesday, 18 May 2010

more birthday cards

here are Oliver and Luke's cards for their grandad's birthday. Oliver used the fab grandpa stamp from the greeting farm and Luke used the bear and balloons which was a freebie from a magazine.