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.

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