Monday, 25 April 2011

Easter with the FAMILY

Hi everyone world wide I hope you have all a Terrific week-end as we have the weather has been really kind to of late so what else is there to do but Fish (did you go fishing Matt? haha) Kate I hope you let him :), we had a lovely morning at the Country Park Humberston & here are about a million pics haha. The folk in these shots are My Hubby, Son, Ewan & Grace.

Ewan Chatting the Swan up

This poor man had caught lots of fish & Ewan aked to see one the nice chap said
sure & got one out to show him & I think the photo says what happened next

And these little beauties are what we caught :)

Easter Monday we took the Grandchildren to Cleethorpes for the morning the sun was glorious but the wind was a bit bracing, we built Sandcastles, walked on the beach, had an Icecream a ride on some machines chips & home.

too much fresh air

Week #128 - Chocolate Challenge

What an appropriate colour for this week-end hope you didn't all over do it though, this weeks challenge is sponsored by:

At One Stop Card Crafts we have a big range of ever changing discount making and card making craft supplies.

We are always adding to our range of craft supplies which are ideal for making handmade greeting cards, do-it-yourself invitations scrapbook pages, altered items and much more.

Our card making craft supplies include free UK postage, our popular discount scheme and quick service means our customers keep coming back for more.

Our prices are very competitive and this & makes us an ideal place to buy your card making supplies online. Some of our new products include Petaloo flower layers, Ranger Glitter Glue and Martha Stewart Punches.

The lucky winner will receive £10.00 to spend online

This is the card I have entered it's a Twisted Easel card,

Coloured with both Copic & Promarkers, Stamps are Wild Rose Wedding & Groom, Roses that have glitter already added to them,  papers are Making Memories and Core Essentials, Marianne Dies & Nesties, Lace & Slider

Hope you like this & would like to join us at OSCC that would be great.

Challenges : - Anything goes - Anything Goes

Thursday, 21 April 2011

Challenge #25 Photo Inspiration at MPCC

I'm a bit late posting this as you can see it's another challenge ove at My Partners in Crafting Crime and we have been given a Photo Inspiration challenge the colours are so pretty, you have to use the colours, floral or wedding themes or I used a different theme as long as you use the photo ( don't you just love those tulips):

As I said mine isn't a wedding one or a bunch of flowers it's another wedding card I used a Retro Pram Digi stamp from sketchingstamperdigi-stamps which cost less than a pound, as my friends daughter Jessie has just had a new daughter and aked for the pram which seems rather popular & yes I have made quite a few baby cards as there seems to be another boom of them, I can count at least 12 being born to someome whom I work with but I wont be making them all :)

Here I have used DP from Craftwork Cards, Rey Text and Graphic Paper from Staples, everything else on this card is from my stash. I used my Promarkers to colour the pram, printed the name plate & sentiment from the computer & Nesties & a little charm to finish it off. 

Tuesday, 19 April 2011

Wedding Card #1

This is the first of a couple of wedding cards I have done although I can only post at the moment, it's one I made on sunday with Kate at Gimsby Crafts and made this wedding card which she has had previously on her blog. The stamps & papers are all Wild Rose we had a lot of fun making this the dies are Nesties & Kate did say I was a good Hula Hula which is what happens when you use the Grand Calibre haha ( for those of you who have one see if you don't do it :).

Pink Elephant - Colour Challenge
Crafty Cardmakers - Challenge 44 - A Royal Wedding

Saturday, 16 April 2011

Couple of cards & a Challenge

Hi hope everyone out there has a great week-end today starts a new challenge over at OSCC and it's Itzuvit's challenge & she has chose to do Altered ( pleased I don't have to do this challenge as it's not my bag although I have a few things that need doing) the Lovely Sponsors this week are Sassy Studio's, so why not pop over there & join in the fun also its a sad week-end for us Teamies as Itzuvit has chosen to step down she will be greatly missed by all.

I am doing a card class with my friend Kate AKA Downright  Crafty which will be good, got an extension on the class this week also good. Today I thought I would start this week-ends blog with something lovely from my 5yr old Grand Daughter Grace, which is a watering can of Dandelions which she thought I would like which I thought it a very nice thought.

Second is a card that I made which was inspired by Kate saying she had a beach hut & I got these stamps from Little Claire whilst at Harrogate in March. The papers are freebies, the punch is MS, the sentiment is off the computer & the Sand castle & bling dots are from my stash.

Now lastly is a card I made for my friend who has just had her first Grand Daughter Evie Rose born on Thursday I love Jude to bits this is not my older friend Judith who retired last year.   The papers are Wild Rose butterfly pack, the flowers I made using my Nesties, MS punch, bling, feathers, lace & basket are from my stash

DDCC #108 - Fancy Fold  Challenge 160 - Weather Inspired! - use a rubber or clear stamp - no digi stamps allowed - R#15 Embellishment Recipe 1. A Doily 2. A Charm 3. A Feather

Wednesday, 13 April 2011

Easter at Bows & Berries

Morning everyone hope you all had a splendid week-end it was glorious weather & everyone seemed to be happier, I don't know about anyody else but I have had a lot of internet problems and it always seems to be at the week-ends when I rely on it most.

This week-end was the start of Bows and Berries Easter Challenge but I was unable to post it until now and I didn't use any of the designs form them as I got a bit confused but all is clear now, so on to my card I have taken 3 shots so you can see:

I have used all the card from my stash, peel-offs ( I do like the fancy ones on the base which are glittered so I kept the negative in) I coloured these in with water pencils. This is another of Kimmies stencils from B-Craft-E I'm loving them at the moment hope you'll all come & join in the fun also there's a sneek peek

and if that's not enough to tickle the taste buds there's also an Easter Chick Freebie.

Challenges I have entered:

Allsorts Challenge Blog - anything but a square - Easter - Yellow - Anything Goes - Bunnies - Diamention

Saturday, 9 April 2011

Week #126 - Monochromatic

Hi everyone hope your having a lovely week-end & what a terrific start to it on Friday how many of you managed to relax in the sun? I wish I had as I had to work all day mind you I did get an offer of a cruise next Thursday ( around the UK) but a lovely old couple who shop with us, personally I reckon they just wanted a baggage handler :). Anyway this week it's my turn to host the show over at OSCC and Robyns Fetish are our lovely Sponsors:

Why not pop over check out the prize & join us in our challenge the Team have done some wonderful samples and here's my little number.

For this card I have used the Sponsor's image copied it & reversed it to make 2 little Ellie's also I used a Sugar Nellie image called Grace, card, peel-offs,bling & thread from my stash. I made the flowers with the Peony Nestie and added some bling to the centres, I aslo used on of Kimmie's Stencils ( which can also be turned into shaker cards). Thank you for taking the time to come & see me.

All Sorts - Anything but a square
Papertake Weekly - Anything Goes
Creative Inspiration - Punches & Dies
CES - Monochromatic
Craft Your Passions - #53 - 2x2
Mami Doodles - Punches & Dies
Fairytale Challenge - Happy Bithday
Fussy & Fancy Friday - For a Child
Lexis Creations - Monochromatic
Claudia & Company - Monochromatic

Monday, 4 April 2011

Challenge #24

Challenge #24 'Layer it Up' {and some extra prizes!} is this week's challenge at Partners in Crafting Crime so why not pop over & join us an extra incentive to play in this new challenge and as a thank-you to all our followers our sponsors Bows and Berries Digital Stamps Shop will be giving away 3 extra random prizes of two digis each of your choice!

This is along with the usual Random winner and Most Wanted also getting two images of their choice and the discount code BB25 getting you 25% off all digis at the shop checkout!

Here's my card I used an 8x8 Born to shop patterned paper & an Image paper my nesties Foam pads how easy is that. we would like to see 3 or more layers.

Cupcake Crafting Challenge blog

Grace & Ewans Cards

I hope everyone had a great Mothers Day as I did it was lovely, my two eldest grandchildren Grace & Ewan made their mum a card while I was at work so I missed out on all the fun so they made it with Daddy instead. He downloaded the background for them & wrote the sentiment the kids told him they wanted & here are the end products.

Woo hoo I feel so lucky this week I have recieved another award from my new friend Kate she is the lovely downright crafty lady who has a beautiful blog pease pop over & check her out, I now have to find 15 people to give it to & then say 7 things about myself & I'm donating them to:

1. I don't like driving at night
2. I don't drive out of town
3. I music
4. I love pressies
5. I swear when things go wrong
6. I love all 3 of my grand children
7. I don't have enough hours in a week.

Sunday, 3 April 2011

Week #125 & an Award

Week #125 over at OSCC the theme for this week is Spots & Dots and it was chosen by the lovely Francesca it is Sponsored by the lovely Dude Time Doodles:
Store Blurb

Dude Time Doodles carries all of your crazy "Dude" card needs. We work exclusively with the artists at Bonibleaux Designs to bring you guy images and ideas for those hard to make cards for the "Dudes" in your life.

Guys aren't about flowers and fluff. Guys are our heroes, our fighters, our beer chuggers and bug squashers.

I have been given an award from a lovely lady called Lisa G please pop ovet to her blog and have a look at her lovely work, Thank you Lisa and I am going to give it to :

1. I like my space
2. I like my solitude while I craft
3. I like my life
4. I like to try my hand at new crafts
5. I like my friends
6. I love blog hopping
7. I get a bit forgetful sometimes.