Monday, 28 February 2011

My Blog Award

Thank you Chris for my Award - You can see Chris's Blog here.

The conditions of this award are

1 - Make a post linking back to the person who gave you the award.
2 - Share 7 random things about yourself
3 – Award 15 recently discovered bloggers with this award
4 – Contact these bloggers and tell them they’ve won the award

Right 7 Random things about me:-

1 - I have 2. German Shepherd Dogs and I love them to bits.
2 - I have 2. grown up sons and I cherish them with all my heart.
3 - I have had 1. Total Knee Replacement 1. 1/2 Knee Replacement.
4 - I swam with dolphins in New Zealand which was amazing.
5 - I love playing bowls and hope to play now that my knees have been fixed.
6 - I have eaten Elephant, Wild Boar, Crocodile and many more in a restuarant in South Africa.
7 - Believe it or not I love all animals.

I would like to pass this award onto:-

Sunday, 27 February 2011

3 Squares

White base card with cream and brown pearlescent squares. I cut the hearts out with a woodware punch and added a peel-off sentiment and a silver heart shaped brad. I thought it looked okay and then remembered I had this brown ribbon with hearts on it in my stash to just added that too. -I hope it is not too much for the Less is More challenge which you can enter here.
Thanks for all your comments and I do agree with you about the brad. I wish I had never put it on now. LOL!!!
I just want to say 'Thanks' to all you gave me constructive critisism on my card - I do appreciate it and gives me inspiration to think more. Thanks everyone.

Saturday, 26 February 2011


White base card with image from a set of doggy ones I have - not sure who makes them as there is nothing to say who does on the packet. I cut the layers with my nesties and moved the plain one slightly to try and make a double line round it. I have coloured the image with Promarkers. The image is printed directly onto the card from the PC. I have added some card candy from my stash.
The challenges I am entering are:-
CraftyCatz Challenge No. 71 - Friendship
Animal Card Challenge [Docrafts]

Diamonds & Pearls

Lilac base card with a square doilly topped with pink pearlescent card. I have printed the sentiment directly onto the pink card from PC. I stamped in image in lilac ink and cut the shape with my nesties. The flowers are from my stash and the have some pearls attached to them. I added some diamond gems to the centre of the flower and the opposite corners of the pink layer. The border I punched with a Martha Stewart punch. The black scalloped oval was donated.
Challenges I am entering this for:-
Pollycraft Monday Challenge No. 81 - Diamond & Pearls
Floral Challenge [Docrafts] - Sympathy

Wednesday, 23 February 2011

Less is More Challeng Week 3 - Theme 'Spring'

I have made this card for Less is More Challenge this week and the theme is Spring. I chose this stamp just because of the buds on it and to me this means spring is here when you see all the buds coming out. I have coloured the image with Promarkers and layered it onto some yellow card. My base card is white and I printed the sentiment directly onto the base card. Anyone can enter the 'less is more' challenge each week and you can do this here.

Tuesday, 22 February 2011

Birthday Boy

White base card with backing paper from the lovely Angie's photobucket site and you can get it here. The images if Karens Doodles 'Summertime Boy- Soccer' and you purchase it here. I have coloured him with Promarkers. I cut a silver shape with Nesties and added a Circle Sentiment from Beccy's Bits and you can get this here. I added a silver peel-off football to the centre of the sentiment.

The Challenges I am entering this into are:-
Karen's Doodles Challenge No. 51 - Masculine
CraftyCatz Challenge No. 70 - One for the Men
Meljlen Design Challenge No. 46 - Happy Birthday

Saturday, 19 February 2011


Congratulations 'Clarebear24' you have been selected by No. 11 as my blog candy winner. You will get all that is in the picture plus a little extra because I reached my 100 followers in the timescale I chose. My 100th follower was LindaV and I have been in touch with Linda to send her a little gift for me reaching that milestone. Because I had so many followers I decided to give a little gift to a random follower. I put all the names in a hat a chose one out and the winner is 'Lors'. Congratulations to all my winners and I will be in touch with you all soon. Thank You to everyone who joined in the fun of my Candy and to all my lovely followers I really appreciate you looking round my blog and leaving me comments. They are all very much appreciated.

****Blog Candy**** NOW CLOSED

I have decided to give away some blog candy to celebrate my hubby coming home from hospital. He fell on black ice and dislocated and fractured his shoulder. He had to have a general anesthetic to correct this and did not come out of it well and landed up in ICU on a Ventilator. He was very poorly for a while but has now made a good recovery and is now back home. He has still got a long way to go but is happy to be back home. This is to thank all my lovely friends who sent me messages and wishing my hubby a speedy recovery. Thanks to you all. I will make the draw on 19th February which is our Wedding Anniversary. If you don't have a blog you can pm me or send me an email and I will put your name in for you.

Included in the candy is:-
Hobbycraft Adhesive Ribbon
Anita's Sticky Ribbon
Forever Friends Embossed Cards & Envelopes
Crafty Bitz Thank You Labels
Scrapbook Creations Metal Charms
LongKing Embellishments
Stereo Glitter Stickers
Woodland Folk 6x6 Clear Stamps
Country Companion Embossing Folder
And some Ribbon.

Wednesday, 16 February 2011

Animal Friends

Pink base card with glitter sticky paper [from Hobbycraft] as a backing paper. Flowers are from The Works and Flourishes are cut with a Marianne Creatable Die. Ribbon and Bow are from my stash. Image is 'Flower Bear' from Karen's Doodles and you can get it here. I am entering this card into Karen's Doodles Challenge for this week.

Monday, 14 February 2011

Less is More Challeng Week 2 - One Layer

Red base card with white backing. I have cut three apertures with Fiskars everywhere punches and stamped directly onto the back of the card through the apertures. I have coloured the images with Promarkers and I have stamped Happy Birthday on the front of the card. I have entered this into the Less if More Challenge for this week.

Pollycraft Monday Challenge No. 80 - Special Birthdays

Cream base card with stripey paper from my stash. Image is from Pollycraft Designs 'Maurice On The Ball and you can get it here. I have coloured him with a green gel pen from my stash and added a scalloped sizzix frame. Sentiment was done on the pc and coloured with Promarkers. Footballs are from Jolly Nation.
I have entered this into the Pollycraft Monday Challenge for this week.

Saturday, 12 February 2011

Baby Boy

White base card with backing paper from Jak Heath. Peel off border. Image is from Karens Doodles and coloured with Promarkers. Layers were cut with square scalloped nesties. Sentiment done on the PC. Buttons, bow and ribbon from my stash. I am entering this into Karens Doodles Challenge 49 - Photo Inspiration and Lothian Crafts Online Challenge No. 11 - Pastel Colours

Thursday, 10 February 2011


Red base card with white corner peel-offs. Backing paper is from my stash. Image and sentiments are free from Whimsie Doodles and you can get it here.

I have coloured him with promarkers and cut out the shapes with nesties. I have added 3 rows of white velvet ribbon and 3 red hearts from my stash. I am entering this into the Whimsie Doodles Challenge No. 67 which you can enter here.

Tuesday, 8 February 2011

Less is More Challeng Week 1 - Black,White & Pink

White base card. Black, Pink & White circles cut with nesties. Image is from Stampin Up. Sentiment was printed direct on the card from PC. Pop over to the Less Is More Blog to find out more details about the challenges.

Monday, 7 February 2011

Blog Award

I was given this award from Jules.

There are a couple of conditions for the award

The aim of this award is that we bring unknown, good blogs to light,
so I would ask you not to blog fellow bloggers that already have 3,000 followers.

This is the hard part - passing it on.
Rules is Rules & I am passing this onto....


You have been TAGGED and want to participate? Then create a post where you post the 'LOVE BLOG' image. You should also blog the persons link that gave you the award and inform her/him that you accept the award. You can then choose 3 - 5 favourite blogs which you also link in your post, then each blogger will inform you that they have been tagged

I do understand if you haven't the time to accept the award and that's okay too!

Digi Stamp Boutique - February Competition

Cream Base card with backing paper from Papermania Signature Collection 'Blueberry Hill'.
Image is Malcom Mouse from Digi Stamp Boutique which was a freebie a long time ago. Pastel shapes were cut with nesties. Pastel Ribbon is from U-create. Pastel heart shaped borders were punched from Martha Stewart Lace Heart Punch. Pastel sentiments were done on PC and coloured with Promarkers and punched with Stampin Up Word Punch. Flourishes were Marianne Creatable Dies. Gems were from my stash. I am also entering this card into Lothian Crafts Online Challenge for Pastel Colours.

Friday, 4 February 2011

Crafty Catz Weekly Challenge No. 68 - Tartan/Plaid

I thought I would try this twisted pyramid easel card. Purple base card with tartan paper from Every Crafts A Pound. White heather from Hobbycraft. Sentiment printed from PC onto white card and layered onto purple card both cut with nesties. Names is cut with x-cut impress letters on Big shot. Card candy and bow are from my stash. I have made this card for a friend on the Docrafts forum who's son is joining the army and has had his call-up letter.

Karen's Doodles Challenge No. 48 - Love [Red, Pink & White]

Red base card with backing paper from Crafts Beautiful Sizzix Valentine Collection. Sentiment made on PC and cut with Stampin Up Word Punch. Image is Karens Doodles 'Puppy with Bone'
coloured with Promarkers. Flowers and Ribbon and from my stash.

I would like to say a special thank you to Jenny [Jenikay on Docrafts] for making my watermark for me. She has been a blessing and lots of help to me.