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Tuesday 31 December 2013

Happy Birthday To My Son Ben

Hello everyone how are you all? I'm soooooooo sorry for been MIA but before xmas was just so hectic I didnt even have time finish cards let alone blog. I hope you all had a wonderful xmas & hope you were all surrounded with lots of love & laughter. I had a house full, well bungalow lol & I got rather spoilt...............actually everyone got spoilt tbh lol. I've done no crafting & just been enjoying time with my family........

Anyway's today is my eldest sons birthday, Happy Birthday Ben. Yep 23 years ago today I was in hospital because my son decided to come very should have been February. So here are the only cards I've made since xmas.
 I also have to say I got the inspiration from Pinterest months ago for these..........
There is no colouring on any of these & no papers at all..........just card & buttons ;0)

My sons nickname is 'Cookie' after Cookie Monster, he even has it in his facebook name lol, so of course I had to make him a Cookie Monster card. This card is from Natalie to her big bro!!

I made the bitten cookie with tan card & dark brown card for the choccy chips.

We all love the Minions from Despicable Me dont we...........well we all do anyway lol. We even took Natalie Smyth's toy store yesterday to get her a talking light up Minion............its so cool & funny lol.

I added 2 teeth to his smile & then attached a tag to them which I added a sentiment to...........

This is off Bens younger brother Jake, the sentiment reads 'You are a Bro in a Minion' & I also added Bens age to his dungarees pocket '0) 
The faux stitching I did with a black Memento pen.

I added buttons to his dungarees & buttons to his eyes. I wanted his eyes to look odd, so one button is smaller than the other & I also scratched the surface of the smaller button, which is what the white is.

I was actually quite pleased with myself for these, especially the Minion one although there are some things I will do different if I make another one. The Cookie card was really easy to do & it only took me an hour, will be quicker next time now I've made one before & know what to use to get the different shapes.

Ben absolutely loved these & they gave him a laugh today so they were well worth time spent on them. I've got more crafting to do as its Paytons birthday in 2 days time & I've got Jakes & Natalie's cards for her to do. 

Right I'm off to do some hopping while my grandkiddies are fast asleep..........if they stay that way lol. Will be round soon or tonight peeps
Thank you soooooo much for stopping by & for all your wonderful comments you all totally rock.
Mmwah loves yas xxxxxxxxxxxx

Saturday 21 December 2013

CAS Xmas Cards For Natalie's Friends

Hello everyone are you getting ready for big jolly fella in red? I'm excited although stressed as well, worrying as always if everything is going to be done & ready...........I do it every single year. Oh worst part is I've got food shopping to do yet..................aaaarrrrgggghhhhh!!!!!!!!!!

Anyhoo's I thought I would show you the cards I made for Natalie's group/class at her daycare centre. The groups are small, luckily for me lol, so all I had to do was 9 cards. So I went & got some digi images that would not take me as long to colour............... & grabbed the perfect paper pad with fab colours ;0)
90% of these images are the DigiStamp Boutique thanks to my lovely blogging/DT buddy Lisa who makes fabulous cards & therefore drove me to purchasing these images ;0)
Seriously though they are fab for those quick makes, especially for people like me who normally take 3-5 hours to make a card, thats not counting how long it takes me to colour an image.

This cute snowman is called 'Sketchy Snow Person' & is seriously so easy to colour I used him 3 times. However as I dont like making the same card twice each one is coloured differently.

These 2 have very similar papers so just thought I would show you that they are in fact different, so still each card is unique & not repeated exactly ;0)

These 2 images are the ones I saw on Lisa's Blog & what made me go over & spend my pennies lol. Look how cute they are ;0)
The image with the spotty paper is 'Cute Polar Bear' & the one on the right is 'Festive Hug' & I added drops of snow with white enamel.

These images are the 'Cute Christmas Frames', I love how they pop out of the frame a little, especially the snowman ;0)

Ok now this image I fell in love with but its from a different digi shop & one I havn't used for soooooooo long. However when I went over & saw all her yummy images...........well lets say this isn't the only one that went into my bastket lol.
This image is 'Hedgehogs Kiss' from Di's Digi Stamps. I also added glitter & snow drops.

I had to use pink card behind the cards to show them as the white was blending in with the white background of my photo booth lol.
The insides on these are blank as they are quick & simple makes.

Ok products used were Card Blanks & red & green card from my stash. I used a Martha Stewart around the page punch to do the fancy edges top & bottom of the red card. The sentiment is the same on all of them & its LOTV 'Handwritten Christmas Phrases'. The paper pad I love because of the colours, its perfect for younger peeps I think........... its MME 'Mistletoe Magic'. All images were coloured with Copics, sorry I didnt write the colours down as I basically grabbed a load & threw them on my kitchen table & set to colouring lol.

Well thats it from me for now............or until I get time to come back on again lol. I actually meant to post these yesterday but had last minute christmas present shopping to do & other stuff that by the time I finished I ended up in a dark room with a migraine lol.

So I will be round though this morning & later today day today, my fave day of the week. Hopefully Natalie is up to going out as it was after 5am this morning before she settled in her bed. Yes I've told her santie is watching her. If not everyone will just come here so its all good anyways lol.

Ok enough babbling from me thank you all for your lovely comments mmwah
you are all gems.
Lotsa huggles from me to you

All words in highlighted red will take you directly to that product used.

Challenges I'm Entering..............
Digi Design Challenge - Anything Christmas (Hedgehogs Kiss card)
Digistamp Boutique - December Competition (Any of the above 8 lol)

Thursday 19 December 2013

Crafty Little Fairies DT Card

Good morning lovelies, how are you all? Are you all surviving these awful winds we are having in the on the North East coast its blooming freezing, but then it always is tbh lol.

Anyhoo's peeps its time for another challenge over at Crafty Little Fairies & this one is the last before christmas, so the fairies have joined ranks & made something that we hope will inspire you to join in with us. So the theme from the Pink & Blue Fairies is.............
ANYTHING GOES much easier could you ask for this time of year.
I've made a Christmas Card for my cousin who lives 200 miles from me, down in Staffordshire.
The uber gorgeous papers are MME 'Lost & Found Christmas' & I've inked the edges & machine stitched them. I soooooo love this pad, its prob my fave MME pad EVER!!!
The pretty tulle is Melissa Frances 'Cream Pouf Ribbon' & the lace across the top is also 
Here is the inside & the 2 sentiments (I added 2 together to form the greeting) are from LOTV 'Handwritten Phrases'. I also added more Melissa Frances 'Lace Trim' & Marianne design tree.

The 'Pearl Trim', 'Scalloped Pearls' & the Flowers are all from WOC.

The totally gorgeous stamp is 'Santa' by LOTV I've never coloured a deer before & I'm not great at animals but this image I sooooooooo enjoyed colouring......will use it a LOT next year ;0)
The image has been coloured with 'Copics' & I added Snow Dots with a Pearl Pen & Stardust Stickles to his fur on his clothes.
The wording is Dovecraft Wooden wording which I've covered in glitter & the tags are LOTV 'Sentiment Tags'.

Well thats all from me but please pop on over here to see my fabulous teamies gorgeous creations.

Take care my lovelies & thank you so much for your lovely comments.
Big mahoosive squishy hugs mmwah


Wednesday 18 December 2013

Noel, Noel

Hello everyone how are you all? I have scheduled this post this morning as its easier doing the post the night before when Payton is in bed lol. This morning our little Arjay will be having his operation, fingers crossed he recovers better than last time poor little fella.

The card I have today is a card I made for Natalie's taxi driver & escort, Jim & Debbie who take her day-care every day. After the fiasco of the last taxi driver who we sacked, Jim & Debbie are just fabulous & Natalie loves them both..........the cool thing is they are husband & wife. I think its fab when husband & wife work together, there is a lot that cant spend that much time together, which is a shame.
Anyway here is their card..........
I inked this stamp up a couple of weeks ago & she has been sitting on my desk waiting patiently lol. I haven't put too much foofiness on as I dont know what they like & tbh I'm just hoping they like the card.

I added a Dovecraft Wooden 'noel' word which I covered in Rock Candy stickles then added Ranger Rock Candy dry glitter over the top. The lace & ribbon is from my stash, I lurve the lush colour of the ribbon :0)

This is the inside which as always is decorated to compliment the front. Dies used are Joy Crafts

The dies added to the front are Magnolia Paris Nights (lamp-post) & the tree is Marianne Design.

The stamp is 'The Day Before Xmas Noel Tilda' from the Winter Wonderland 2013 collection. I coloured her with 'Copics' & I added White Flower Soft under her feet to mimic snow.
I didnt write the colours I used but I can tell what they are.......... ;0)
E11, E21, E00, E000, R32 - Skin
E29, E27, E23, E21 - Hair
C3, C1, C00 - Clothes
R39, R37, R35 - Boots & Noel
I also fran-taged around the image with Shabby white & 'Aged Rose'.

The gold star in the centre of the bow is from my stash & I added shabby white fran-tage to it. The gorgeous paper is Pion 'Christmas Flower', i inked the edges with Walnut distress ink & machine stitched them.

Well thats it from me its actually 2am as I'm finishing this & Natalie is just finally settling off to sleep, so hopefully we can sleep now, fingers crossed. Will be back tomorrow with my CLF DT card & I will update you on how Arjay is doing.

Thank you sooooo much for stopping by it means a lot.
Take care, big squishy hugs to all mmwah.

Challenges I'm Entering.............
Papertake Weekly - Last Christmas............Christmas Card

Tuesday 17 December 2013

CAS Christmas Card

Hello everyone how are you all? Well its busy busy busy for everyone I think lol. I'm barely getting chance to craft let along blog, today has been the 1st time I've been on my blog since my last post. I've actually done some crafting today though as I have sooooooo many things still to make eeeekkkk!!!
Yeah panicking & getting stressed a wee bit now lol.
A good note though as on friday 13th we got our new van yayyyyy. We currently have a Renault Traffic with wheelchair access for Natalie, it has a ramp on the back to push her into the van. This I cannot do as she's sooooo heavy. However we have now got the Renault Master which is soooooo much bigger & has an electric tail-lift.........its so much bigger it doesnt go under our car port properly :0)
However its sooooo much better for Natalie, we took her out in it for the day on Sunday & I think she loved it more than us lol.

Anyhoo's I'm babbling on. I'm here with a CAS card...........yes me but its a case I must. This one is for the day-care centre that Natalie goes to. Although she hasn't been today as she was up most of the night so it wasn't fair to send her when she would be really tired. She's going tomorrow though, fingers crossed as she has a Christmas Jumper competition :0)
See I told you........its def clean & simple for me lol. I scalloped the edges with a Martha Stewart punch. I used white card & a burgundy card.........which is showing up really dark here :0( I cut them all to size then punched the scalloped edge & layered them up.

The stamp is Creative Expressions Ornate Bauble stamp & I heat embossed it with a dark red. The sentiment in the middle is LOTV & I added bit of stickles in red tinsel I think it might be called. Excuse the pics as the glitter is still wet.........I normally always wait til it dries before taking pics, sorry :0(

The top white card I embossing with the snow folder. I added gorgeous velvet ribbon, made a small bow & added a 'Heart Shaped Pearl' to the centre of the bow. 

Well thats it from me I better go as I've got my grand-daughter to bath. Payton is staying here tonight as Arjay goes into hospital again tomorrow morning...........yes again. He's having his hhips done.............yes AGAIN!!! The doc looked at the scan pics just under 2 weeks ago & decided that although he was happy with his hip placement he's now not. So our little fella has got go through it all again a week before christmas. 

I will be round to catch u
p with you as soon as I possibly can. Please dont comment if you dont have time, I know we are all super duper busy at this time of year.

Take care & big hugs to all mmwah 


Thursday 12 December 2013

Crafty Little Fairies DT Card

Hello everyone how are you all? Well I'm here today with my first DT card for Crafty Little Fairies & this week we have a super easy theme for you..........
.............see how easy peasy is that!!!! Even Thicky Vicky here finds that easy ;0)
I made my card last week with an image I had coloured up for weeks!! Yep weeks & finally these cute lil snow-guys have gotten onto a card.

Aren't these just the cutest little snow-guys............ I've also used LOTV 'Winter Wishes' by Nitwit.
Wouldn't you love to have these guys sitting in your back garden.

The poinsettia is from Marianne die & I added a Resin flower from MCH to the centre. The tag is LOTV 'Christmas Sentiment Tag'. Also added a Magnolia lampost.

This is the inside with lace from my stash & gorgeous silk crush love this stuff. The frame is Joy Crafts.

Added the same lace & ribbon to the front & the Joy Crafts frame got frantaged with shabby white.

The gorgeous cute image is LOTV 'Snow Family' coloured with distress markers. I also added stickles & stardust glitter to the snow at the bottom. The fence is Magnolia doo-hickey with added white gesso.

The snowflake is Spellbinders & I added white gesso. The pearl flat backed string is from WOC. I made a bow with the silk crush ribbon & added a 'Bark Star' & added a Love Heart pearl to the centre & another LOTV sentiment tag. You can get Silk Crush ribbon here.

Thats all from me but please pop on over to see my teamies uber fabulous creations here. Hope to see all your snowy cards/projects this week peeps ;0)

Thank you soooooo much for stopping by you guys rock!!!!!
Big hugs to all mmwah

Challenges I'm Entering.............
The Ribbon Girls - Christmas Themed
Also entering in Crafts & Me - Anything Goes challenge. I stepped down from the DT sadly after being there for nearly 3 years :0( Miss you girls so much xxxxxx

Wednesday 11 December 2013

A Fabby SC Fundraiser Image

Hello peeps I'm running mega late today. I've been up nearly all night but by 8am I was shattered so went bed for a couple of hours & hubster took over. However I completely forgot to schedule my post.
Anyhoo's todays post is about a fundraiser Krista is doing where you donate money & you get this will NOT be the shop after!!!
...................isn't this image just gorgeous!! This is a limited offer to raise money, so once the fundraiser is over this image will never be on sale & will be you wouldn't want to miss it....would you?
I will put the links at the bottom of my post for the fundraiser.

I made a bow with 'Shabby Seam Binding' & 'Cheese Cloth' & added a 'Shabby Bark Star' to the centre with added gesso. The charm is from my stash & really cant remember where I got it from :0(

The postcard is from a stamp from my stash & the postage stamp on the postcard is by Whimsy Mini Postage stamp which I've had forever lol. The bronze charmy thing is from my stash & I've had it for a couple of years, no idea where from. Flowers are from WOC.

The gorgeous 'Backpack Friends' image has been coloured with Copics & I added a Whimsy Postage stamp in the corner & machine stitched.
I will add the colours used as soon as I find the list............

The super yummy gorgeous paper is my fave brand Maja Design & this one is 'Vintage Autumn Basics No.XXII' the edges were distressed a little, inked with walnut & machine stitched. This sheet is so gorgeous especially for those like me who lurve blues on cards..... 
Under the image I added 'Cheese Cloth', also the Shabby Seam Binding & Lace are from LLC. At the top is a clock from a Marianne Creatable die & I stamped it with Magnolia's Postcard Stamp. The butterfly is from Etsy.

For all information for this fundraiser please & to donate & receive your gorgeous Bakpack Of Hope digi image please GO HERE.

Well thats it from me thank you so much for stopping by. So sorry been quiet this end & not blogging much, there is so much stuff going on at the moment as well as the christmas preperations but I will catch up with you all.

Big hugs to all mmwah

Oops nearly forgot there are new digi images in the Saturated Canary shop.