Wednesday, 31 December 2008

Clare Curd Signature Range

Clare Curd is launching her own Signature Range on 1st March and is also starting a new blog. It all starts on February 9th, so check out Clare's blog here for more info.

Good luck with everything Clare.
Michele xx

Last orders

Hello, hope you all had a lovely Christmas and got lots of lovely craft goodies. Mine was fab, even though I didn't get any craft prezzies from my list : (
We had a great time with all the family round. I ate loads, which I said I wouldn't do, but I couldn't help myself! I enjoyed it though so that's the main thing.
I thought I would show you the last couple of things I was asked to make for Christmas whilst we are still in December, then I can forget about it for another year! The first one is the candle I was asked to make for my cousin, using the Mimi and Snowman stamp from Pink Gem Designs. She asked for 'anything Pink' as it was for her little girl, so I thought this image would be ideal and she loved it.

This one was for my son to give to his boss, Vicky. I chose Pink Petticoat papers and image for this card as he wanted something modern, 'no snowmen or hedgehogs' were his exact words!
He was very pleased with it and she loved it aswell.
Thanks for looking. Wishing you all a Happy New Year.
Michele xx

Tuesday, 23 December 2008

Merry Christmas everyone

Hello everyone, hope you are well. I've missed you all! I haven't been on here for about a week as my computer has been very sick :(
It is all better now though, so I would just like to Thank you all for your lovely comments this year, I really appreciate them all. I will catch up on all your blogs after Christmas, but in the meantime I would like to wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a Happy and healthy New Year.
Luv Michele xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Wednesday, 17 December 2008

Thanks Girls

I've been given this award by two lovely ladies, Gina and Wendy, thank you so much, I really appreciate these awards, it's nice to know that peeps are enjoying my blog.

The rules are: You have to give the award to 5 others and link to their blog, aswell as who gave you the award.
These 5 people shall pass it on to another 5.
Then list 5 things you are addicted to.
So here are my 5 things:
1. My Family
2. Crafting
3. Blogging
4. Music
5. Greys Anatomy (Oooh that McSteamy!)
The 5 people I have chosen to give this award to are:
Erin, Sarah, Joey, Joy and Mina

Sorry if you already have it girls.

Off to let them know now. xxxxxxxx

Blue Christmas

Hi, gosh I can't believe it's been more than a week since I last blogged! Where does the time go? I still haven't managed to get all my Christmas prezzies yet, I still have prezzies to wrap and some family cards to make and I have been asked to make a candle for my cousin. Still can't moan, my Mum and Dad are coming up from Cornwall on Sunday for Christmas and I can't wait to see them. My mum can't wait to meet my daughters boyfriend and give him the once over! lol
In the meantime, I thought I would show you a few of the cards that I have been making, I didn't have time to take pics of them all as I made them, but managed these few. As you can see I love my Blue this Christmas and alot of my cards have been made with these Blue papers from Dovecraft.

These next few cards will be going to some ladies on the Docrafts Site, they should have received them now, so I know it's OK to put them on here.

Thanks for looking.
Michele xx

Tuesday, 9 December 2008

Papertake Weekly Challenge

This weeks Papertake Weekly Challenge is a sketch by Dawny P. I really enjoyed using this sketch and made a couple of cards using it. (my hubby couldn't believe it - not 2 cards the same?!!)

I used my Winter Wonderland papers for this card and really love this cute snowman image. It's a pity the picture is a bit dark, but it's the best I could do today.

PAPERS: Dovecraft 'Winter Wonderland'
CARDSTOCK: Core'dinations
RIBBON: Papermania
SNOWFLAKES: Punched with Woodware punch
Thanks for looking
Michele xxxxxxx

Fab Blog Candy

OMG! Paula at Pollycraft is giving away some fab blog candy. I just have to win it!
It will be on her blog until Weds 10th December, so hurry if you would like a chance to win.
Good luck

Saturday, 6 December 2008

Only One Card

Hi, not been around for a few days as hubby had a couple of days off work this week so that we could do some Christmas shopping. We went here, there and everywhere, but finally got our hands on Wii fit! We have been trying for ages to get one and finally tracked one down in Watford, so everyone was pleased about that. Anyway, I have only manages to do one Christmas card all week, 'cos I've been on the Wii fit every night! I also made a birthday card for my cousin's daughter who was 17 this week, but forgot to take a photo! So I just have the Christmas card to show you.

I love the PB Hedgies and this is one of my favourite Christmas images. I have made a start on my family cards as I have so many to do and want to give them all out next Sunday when we are all together for another birthday, so I have a busy week ahead!
IMAGE: Penny Black 'Winter Snuggles' coloured with watercolour pencils.
PATTERNED PAPER: DCWV Rose Tinted Christmas Stack.
CARDSTOCK: Core'dinations
HOLLY LEAVES: Punched with Xcut punch.
GEMS: From stash
Thanks for looking,
Michele xxxxxxxx

Tuesday, 2 December 2008

Tagged agin!

I've been tagged again! This time by Erin and Angel4031. I had to think of 7 random or wierd facts about myself and as I have just done something similar a couple of days ago, I have had to think about this one.

1. And this is really weird! I can only eat sandwiches if they are cut into triangles, or in half diagonally. I cannot even look at a sandwich that is cut in half or squares!! I know, I know, totally mad but I can't help it.
2. I believe in love at first sight - it worked for me!
3. I would love to visit Australia and climb to the top of the Sydney Harbour Bridge.
4. I would love to see the Grand Canyon (but not by helicopter)
5. I love music and always have something playing in the background whilst doing h/w and crafting.
6. I get hysterical at the sight of a moving daddy long legs. (especially if it's coming towards me!)
and finally......
7. I know I will never get to do this, but I would love to cuddle a big Silverback Gorilla.
Now I have to tag 7 other people and I choose Vicky, Saz, Caz, Gina, Wendy, Babz and Alex

Michele xxxxxxxxxx

Penny Black Saturday Challenge

This is my entry for the Penny Black Saturday Challenge. (Sorry about the wonky picture) The Challenge this week, was to use NO patterned paper.

I thought I might find it hard not using my lovely papers, but I think I did OK with this one.
RED CARDSTOCK: Core'dinations
IMAGE: Penny Black
WHITE BACKGROUND: Cuttlebug Swiss Dots
GEMS: from stash
Thanks for looking, Michele xxxxxxxx

Monday, 1 December 2008

I've ben tagged!

I have been tagged by Erin and for this I have to share 7 interesting facts about myself. I don't know if there are that many interesting things about me, but here goes.

1. I once went up in a helicopter and I hated every minute of it.
2. I hate Peanut Butter - the taste and the smell. Urgh!
3. I love rollercoasters - the faster the better.
4. I love karaoke.

5. I love reading, when I get the chance and when I'm not blogging! I love anything by Harlen Coben.
6. One of my most treasured possessions is a photo of Donny Osmond and he has signed it "Happy 40th Birthday Michele, love Donny"
7. I am so glad I started my blog and got to meet so many lovely bloggers.
I now have to tag 7 other people and let them know they have been tagged.
The 7 people I am tagging are:
Joy, Caz, Gina, Tara, Mina, Caroline, and Natalie

Bye for now, Michele xxxxxxxx

Thank you Lisa - Another Award

I have been given the Kreativ Blogger award, this time by Lisa. It's always lovely to receive awards from other crafters and they mean so much, so THANK YOU Lisa.

I was given this award a couple of weeks ago, but was chuffed to receive it again. It says I have to pass it on to 5 other people, but there are so many great blogs I visit it is getting harder to choose, so to anyone who visits my blog and hasn't received it yet, this is for you!
Bye for now, Michele xxxxxxx

Saturday, 29 November 2008

Snowy - ABC Challenge Card

Don't you just love Snowy! I had to wait ages to get him as everywhere was out of stock, but he's worth the wait!. I decided to enter this card in the ABC Challenge, as the theme this week is S for Snow.

I have made quite a few Christmas cards in Pink this year and I really like it.
Thanks for looking
Michele xxxxxxxx

Wednesday, 26 November 2008

Forever Friends Challenge Card

I have entered this card into the Forever Friends Challenge. I really like the simple layout of this card, although I would've liked the image to be a bit higher up. I did try to move it, but it wasn't budging!

Thanks for looking
Michele xxxx

More Blog Candy!

Morning all. Just thought I'd let you all know that Caz over at Foxcrafts is offering some fab blog candy to celebrate the launch of her new designs, Paddy and Poppy, which she is hoping to turn into rubber stamps if she has enough interest. She is giving away 12 x 12 sheets of Papermania Decorated Acetate and 12 x 12 Coredinations cardstock. All you have to do to be in with a chance is give Caz a mention on your blog and leave a comment on Caz's blog linking it to your blog.
Good luck.

Tuesday, 25 November 2008

Thank You Vicky - A Lovely Award

I was really chuffed today as this award has been passed to me by Vicky. Thank you so much Vicky, it really means alot to me.

"This blog invests and believes the PROXIMITY - nearness in space, time and relationships! These blogs are exceedingly charming. These kind bloggers aim to find and be friends. They are not interested in prizes or self-aggrandizement. Our hope is that when the ribbon of these prizes are cut, even more friendships are propagated. Please give more attention to these writers." I thought this was really lovely and it made my day.
Please choose 8 bloggers to pass the award on to, who must choose 8 more and include this cleverly written text into the body of their award.

The 8 bloggers I have chosen to pass the award on to are:
Alex, Joy, Erin, Mina, Michelle, Barbara, Julie and Juliet

Monday, 24 November 2008

Sketch Saturday Challenge Card

I was really good earlier in the year and started to make my Christmas cards at the rate of one a day, but for the last couple of months I have hardly done any, so really need to get my skates on!
I've also decided to make an effort to enter alot more challenges on my blog, so thought I would combine the two. Here is my entry for the
Sketch Saturday Challenge, I quite enjoyed making this one and it makes things so much easier when you have a sketch to help with the design.

PAPERS: Papermania
ANGEL STAMP: Judikins,
SENTIMENT: Create it
RIBBON & GEMS: From stash
Michele xx

Sunday, 23 November 2008

My Craft Room

I had a tidy up in my craft room the other day at hubby's request, as I do share his office.
I think I made a very good job of it and used my new storage boxes that he bought me from Ikea.
He couldn't believe it when I had finished and suggested I take photo's "because it won't look like it for long" were his exact words. lol
He said I should've taken 'before' photo's, but I think I would've been too embarrassed to put them on here. lol
It looked such a mess and he could just about sit at the desk, but always came away with glitter or bits of paper stuck to him.
He was so good to let me share his office. I used to have a corner of the living room and one day he said "why don't I put a couple of shelves up in my office for you?" and now he is the one with one shelf! It's the one at the bottom of the small bookcase. He does laugh about it though.

Below, I have all my wooden stamps on one shelf with my cuttlebug and I keep my unmounted stamps (of which I have a growing collection) in a couple of my Green boxes along with a box each for ribbons, adhesives, craft cd's, ink pads and one for my cuttlebug folders and nesties. All of my little embellishments like, buttons, brads etc are kept in the plastic cases in little compartments, so I can easily find them.

I have a big desk, which gives me lots of room to spread out when I'm making cards and I keep all my most used items on the desk, like my black ink pad and my adhesives and some punches, but everything is within reach, which I like.

I hope you have enjoyed your tour around my craft room.
Thanks for looking,
Michele xxxxxxxx

Wednesday, 19 November 2008

Fab Blog Candy!!!!

OMG!!! I am soooooooo excited. I have just seen Debbie's blog and to celebrate reaching 12,000 hits she is generously giving away the most amazing blog candy. There's Sugar Nellies, Copic markers and more!!.
Go and visit her amazing blog for the chance to enter.
Good luck to all.

Tuesday, 18 November 2008

Another Award!

I have been given this lovely award by Mina, thank you so much Mina.

The rules of the award are:
1. The winner may put the logo on their blog.
2. Put a link to the person who gave you the award.
3. Nominate 5 blogs to receive the award.
4. Put a link to their blogs.
5. Leave a message for them on their blogs.

The 5 blogs I choose are,
Michelle, Sarah, Joy, Erin and finally, back to you Mina. Please check out the blogs as they are all fab.
Michele xxxx

Sunday, 16 November 2008

Christening Card & Candle (abc challenge card) & Forever Friends Challenge

I finally got my candle done last night. I was a bit worried as I had left it 'til the last minute (typical of me) and didn't want to keep doing it over and over, but after some advice from my friends on the DC site I just went for it and I'm really pleased with my first attempt.

I'd made the card earlier this week and love the way all the blue tones go together and the FF image is soooooo cute. I'm going to enter the card in the abc challenge as it is Q for quick cards this week and the Forever Friends challenge which is using circles on your cards.

IMAGE: Forever Friends, coloured with watercolour pencils.
PAPERS: From Crafters Companion Papercrafts CD.
WHITE VELLUM: (on top of hearts paper) from stash.
SENTIMENT: Printed on computer and punched out.
RIBBON: From stash.
Michele xxxxxx

Friday, 14 November 2008

More cards

I've had quite a hectic week this week, with one thing and another, but managed to squeeze in some cards for a couple of ladies on the DC site. This one is for Julie, who I know received it today and I really like the way it has turned out. I love these colours together, so it was a real treat to make.

Image is Panduro coloured with watercolour pencils.
Papers and Flowers K & Co and ribbon from stash.
This next one, I wasn't too sure about at first. I think the image is really cute, but I thought all the Red and White was a bit much, but everyone disagreed with me, so it stayed.
This image is from Alota also coloured with watercolour pencils.
Papers from a magazine.
Mulberry flowers and Pearly gems from Papermania
Ribbon from stash.
I also made my Christening card ready for Sunday, but I still haven't done the candle 'cos I can't find the tissue paper I bought especially for it. AArrrggghhhh! It's so frustrating.
Will upload when it's done (if it turns out ok) I bought 3 candles just in case.
Bye for now
Michele xxxx

Wednesday, 12 November 2008

Blog Candy!

Janet at Pink Gem Designs has some fab blog candy to giveaway to celebrate the launch of her new stamp business. She is giving away 2 of her new stamp designs, Mimi with Chicks and Party Mimi and to have a chance of winning, all you have to do is leave a comment on her Pink Gem Designs blog here and post on your blog about the blog candy.
Good luck!

Friday, 7 November 2008

I've been tagged!

I have been tagged again, this time by Gina. I had to answer sets of 5 questions, so here goes:
1. Hubby, kids and family
2. Games night with my family (we have such a hoot)
3. Shopping with my daughter
4. My craft stuff.
5. Watching my cousin Karen on karaoke (guaranteed to make me laugh)
1. Daddy long legs. Urgh!
2. Dishonest people.
3. Bad manners.
4. Ironing
5. Peanut Butter (the smell and the taste)
MUSIC ON MY iPOD (itunes)
1. Take That - Rule the World
2. The Script - The man who can't be moved.
3. Nat King Cole - The very thought of you.
4. Timberland - The way I are
5. Jamiriquai - Space Cowboy (great to dance to)
FAVE FOOD AND DRINK (this was difficult - apart from the first one!)
1. Chocolate
2. My mum's Meat Pie
3. My homemade trifle
4. A decent cuppa
5. Chicken casserole with Dumplings MMMmmmmmmm

Now I have to tag 5 other people, link to their blog and let them know they have been tagged by leaving a comment on their blog.
Joy, Carly, Erin, Vicky and Caz
Apologies if you have been tagged before ladies.

Thursday, 6 November 2008


WOW! A huge THANK YOU to Lyndsey, who has given me this ' I love your blog' award. You don't know how much it means to me. It gives me such a boost to know that people are enjoying my blog enough to give me awards.

I have to pass it on to 7 people and it was very difficult to choose, as there are so many wonderful blogs out there, but in the end I chose:

Joy, Gina, Janet, Michele, Alex, Erin and Julie

Pink Tilda - ABC Challenge

I made this Christmas card for my God-daughter Demi, as she is always in Pink. It's not a brilliant photo as the light is not too good here today, but I've taken worse!
The image is from a swap, although I can't remember who from.
Papers are DCWV Christmas multi stack.
Papermania white felt snowflake ribbon.
I used a Woodware snowflake punch and gems from stash.
Merry Christmas greeting received in swap too.
TFL xx
I've just come across a blog called abc-challenge and decided to enter 'Pink Tilda' as my entry, as the theme for this week is Pink!

Robots in disguise

I didn't really have to do much to make this card. I made it for my cousin's son Tye, who was 4 yrs old on Sunday. I was originally all set to make a Power Rangers card, as he has liked them for ages, but at the last minute my SIL told me he had gone off them and now likes the Transformers, so it was back to google!

I think it came out OK though.

bye for now xx

Wednesday, 5 November 2008

Blog Candy!!

There is some fab blog candy from Whiff of Joy up for grabs here on Bevs blog. Go and have a peek and you could win all those lovely goodies.
Thanks Bev.


Wednesday, 29 October 2008

Another Award!

WOW! I am soo chuffed. I have received another award, this time from Joy. Thank you so much Joy.

It's called The Wylde Women Award and it's purpose is to send love to and acknowledge women who brighten your day, teach you new things and live their lives fully with generosity and joy.

The rules of the award are:

1. You can give to one or one hundred or any number in between.

2. Make sure you link to their site.

3. Link back to Tammy at so that she can visit all these great women.

4. Remember the purpose of the award.

Here goes, this is who I am passing the award on to:






and Joey

Thanks again Joy for this award. Take a look at Joy's blog, you can visit by clicking here.

Sunday, 26 October 2008


Hi, I haven't been on for a while, as I have had a bad back, but what a lovely surprise today to find I have received my first award and it's from two lovely ladies, Susie and Sarah. I am chuffed to bits! Thank you both.

You can see Susie and Sarah's blogs by clicking on their names above. Thanks ladies.

The rules are, that I have to pass the award to 6 people who's blogs I love to visit, but I visit so many great blogs it was hard to choose, so, to anyone that reads my blog, this award is for you too.
Bye for now xx

Saturday, 18 October 2008


I made this wallet card for a lady over at the DC site for the October image swap.
The colours are alot brighter than I usually use, but I found some Anna Griffin Papers that I had forgotten about, so I used those and I think it came out OK.
I hope she likes it.

and this one is for a lady on the DC site that I made as part of the October friendship swap. I really like doing the swaps as I have received some lovely cards and images from the crafters I have swapped with and am making some friends aswell. It's all good.
Papers on this one are Pink Petticoat
Image from a swap
Flowers and Ribbon from stash.

Thanks for looking xx

Friday, 17 October 2008


Thought I would tell you about some blog candy up for grabs by Natalie, who is celebrating 1000 hits on her blog. You can see the candy here on her blog and all you have to do is leave a comment on Natalie's blog and mention the blog candy on your blog. It closes on the 24th October.
Good Luck everyone.

Saturday, 11 October 2008


Hi everyone, well I logged on this morning to find I had been tagged by Erin.

The rules are:

1. Link your tagger and list the rules on your blog.
2. Share 7 facts about yourself on your blog, some random, some wierd.
3. Tag 7 people at the end of your post by leaving their names and links to their blogs.
4. Let them know they have been tagged by leaving a comment on their blog.

Now I have to tell you 7 facts about me, and I'm not as normal as you may think!!

1. One of my most treasured possessions is a 10" x 8" photo of Donny Osmond which he signed "Happy 40th Birthday Michele, Love Donny".

2. I love chocolate!

3. Now, it gets wierd. I can only eat sandwiches that are cut into triangles or in half diagonally!
I cannot even look at a sandwich that is cut in squares! Told you I was wierd! lol

4. I have several phobias, but the worst one is daddy long legs. I get hysterical if they start to move and have to leave the room.

5. I love playing games and regularly get together with my cousins for games nights and play poker once a month.

6. I am quite forgetful and recently put 2 eggs on to boil and forgot about them until I heard a popping noise from the kitchen - the water had boiled away and my eggs were bouncing around the pan!

7. I am married to the most wonderful man, who is just so supportive of what I love to do and we had our 25th Wedding Anniversary in July.

The 7 people I am tagging are:

1. Natalie
Jills Cards
Me and Lilg
Simply Jools

Friday, 10 October 2008

Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Hi, I found this Penguin on my travels today and wanted to help raise awareness, so please click on him and help support a very good cause. xxxxx

Thursday, 9 October 2008


I really like this card. I made it for my cousin's daughter, Laura, who is 20 today. "HAPPY BIRTHDAY LAURA".

Her first words when I gave her the card were "Ooooh I've been waiting for your card all day"

She really loved it, especially the colours and it was also nice to see my card appreciated like that, because when you make cards for other people on order, you never get to see the reaction of who they are made for.

Papers are Pink Petticoat, Ribbon & Flowers from stash.

Take care and thanks for looking xxx


This is a wallet card I made for a lady on Docrafts who I am doing an image swap with.

I'm really getting into the magnolia range of stamps, they are so cute and thanks to the image swaps I have quite a collection now.

Thanks for looking xx

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