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
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