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Friday, 29 June 2012

Skater Boy

Hopeful you are reading this on Friday morning, I am at my daughter's flat in Tynemouth painting and general tied up before the new tenants come in next week,I get all the good job's she on Holiday in China before fly home for 3 week.(she a teacher in Hong Kong).

Anyway todays card is a Mo Manning's Digi stamp Skater Boy
Coloured with promarker, have kept the card very simple just adding some card candy and Glossy Accents.






Have entered this card in the following challenges
fat pages with attitude Anything goes
charisma cardz Anything goes


Wednesday, 27 June 2012

Good Luck

Hi It's Wednesday morning so I am making cards with friends Carole from Caroles Own & Lyn from cartisan crafts.  at my weekly coffee morning .
So to days card is a good luck card made with a digi image I got free from The Poodle Parlour,Thank you very much.





Backing papers Boho Chic by first edition
message from a old stamp set ,Gems are from Docrafts.

Have enter the following challenges.
bearly mine anything goes
incy wincy designs anything goes
pan pastel/ anything goes
fab n funky challenges cute & girly
7 kids challenge use orange & cream


Tuesday, 26 June 2012

The Versatile Blogger Award






I was given this award by Wendy thanks so much sweetie!

The rules are -

1. Add the Award to your blog.
2. Thank the person who gave it to you. 
3. List 7 random facts about yourself.
4. List the rules.
5. Give the award to 15 bloggers.

6. Inform them by leaving a message on their blog.
I don't  know 15 people to give this Award too as a lot of you have it all ready,if you don't have it and would like it please get in touch.

But I thought you might like to read by 7 random facts.

1. I have a house full of pets, 2 Cats 1 Parrot, 3 Rabbits, 7 Guinea pigs
 2 Rats 2 Hamsters and a  Tortoise.

2 I used to be a greyhound kennel hand I also parade the dogs before the race.

3 I have taken lions for a walk in Africa and bathed a elephant in a river in Laos

4  Have been rescued by the RNLI when my friends Yacht broke down.

5 Have slept it a cage in the middle of the Borneo Jungle.

6 My favourite band is snow patrol

7 I love hot spicey food.

Crafty hugs

Monday, 25 June 2012

DIY in progress

Sorry I am a bit late this morning with my DT post for The Cutie Pie Challenge had a busy day yesterday craft fair in the morning got lots of new goodies to play with.Then it was off to see the Red Hot Chili Pepper at Sunderland only got wet a couple of times, added to the enjoyed I was told not sure on than,anywhere here is my card of the Cutie Pie challenge this time its one for the boys I pick a very cute image from Mo Mannings.


I have made this card with added and end  the paper is from boho chic pack by first edition buttons and ribbon are from fancy pants, for the DYI stamp in a old set of stamps from docrafts.
The Cutie Pie challenge this time is sponsored by
Woo (aka Wendy)
With two stamp for the winner from the Best of British range.
Our other sponsor is


Have entered the following challenges.

tammy's scrapin corner Anything goes
send a smile 4 kids Birthday fun for kids






Saturday, 23 June 2012

Love puts a twinkle in your eye

Would like to welcome all my new followers to my blog hope you enjoy looking at my cards as much as i enjoyed make them.






The image is a digi stamp by Mo Manning i just love it the sentiment is from pink gem.
I have coloured the image in with promarkers  I think I am getting better at blending than I was a few weeks ago or at least I think I am.The paper is from dcwv baby pack flowers from wild orchid

Have entered the following challenges with this card.

fat pages with attitude Anythink goes  made top 3
delightful sketches. Anything goes
paper play Use a die


Friday, 22 June 2012

Cute baby boy

Hi from a wet and cold Durham, Have been Daniels PA all week helping him on his work placement at .beamish. we have had great fun baking on a open range stove for the visitors in the old farm house.
Today card is a baby pocket card.








I have used a pale blue card to make the base card the image is a fizzy moon stamp the sentiments are from a hero arts set and pink gem.the spotty papers is from a tatty ted paper pack spring chic .
i have stamped the image twice and coloured it with promarker them mounter the image on a circle cut from a nestie I coloured the ribbon to match the card add a button,small bear charm and some gem to finish.
Have entered the following challenges.

ooh-la-la-creation  Baby Baby
crafty creations challenges Baby
my mums craft shop challenges. About boys
southern girls challenge Oh baby



Wednesday, 20 June 2012

Drummer Boy

I find teenage boy card hard as I can never find images for this age group, but I did find this one by Kenny K which I liked Not sure if this card work to well let me know what you all think.


The papers for this card are from dcwv set could rock star,didi stamp from Kenny K coloured with my promarkers,the sentiments was made in craft artist I have distressed the edge of the backing paper and then inked it in black the star punch is from docratfs.
I have entered the following challenges.
paper playtime Anything goes + add a sentiment
theres magic in the air One for the boys
totally stampalicious Teenagers



Tuesday, 19 June 2012

Daniel Miller with the Olympic Torch

I thought you might like to see this short video of   my friends  17 year son Daniel  carrying the Olympic torch in Durham at the weekend. He is a remarkable young  lad, he always has a smile what ever life throws at him.Daniel suffers from Duchenne muscular dystrophy but still finds time for helping other with is wiz kids fundraising.  

Monday, 18 June 2012

DT Card for Crafty Bloggers Network Scrapbook a card

This is my first card as a DT member for The Crafty Bloggers Network, its a bit different from my normal pastel colour card.Hope you like it.
If you are looking for the Cutie Pie DT card its the post below.



This is a 8x8 card which i mat and layered the patent paper is from a set by dcwv called far east.
the photo of a tiger I took last year on holiday on Laos at a tiger conservation center the die is a Marianne bamboo the sentiment stamp is from lotv add ribbon and some candy.

totally papercrafts It's raining cats and dogs
delicious doodles challenge For the fellas
challenge up your life  Inspired by a book (Jungle book)
dream valley challenges for a special guy



DT card for Cutie Pie Challenge Emma in a hat

Hi This is my first card as a DT member on the Cutie pie challenge blog,its for the midway incentive.
This fortnight challenge is stitching real or faux I went for real.
This fortnights challenge is sponsored by the brilliant online store The One Craft Shop



Our random prize is sponsored by the gorgeous Digital Delights.


For this card I have used a pick gem digi stamp Emma she is coloured with promarkers,
I have ink the edges of the image the papers are from papermaina, I got the pocky tool out and then stitched it all with embroidery silk and distressed the edge of the paper the message stamp is from lotv the doily is from the pound shop.



I have entered this card in the following challenges.

bunny zoe's crafts Girls Girls Girls
lexis creations Happy Birthday
all sorts challenge Paper piecing / piercing
annabelle stamps paper piecing
crafty anns Its a girl thing
wags n whiskers Paper piercing

 













Friday, 15 June 2012

Patctwork daisy

Hi hope everyone is ok out there in blogland and not getting to wet,have just made my first card for the crafty bloggers network as a DT but you will have to wait until next week to see it its a bit different from my normal card.
Here is the card for today its a round card with the very cute patchwork daisy stamp from lotv.



I made the card with my nesties the backing papers are the beautiful set from Lucy Cromwell at papermania I have colored the image with my promarkers the flowers are from wild orchid the Lace boarder punch is from Martha Stewart.

I would like to enter the following challenges with this card.

joanna sheen challenge. Lavender and lace
foreverfriends Anythink goes with a critter
wednesdays challenge Anything goes
the sisterhood of crafters. Going in circles





Thursday, 14 June 2012

Carol singers


Its cold here today the heat kick this morning so its a Christmas card today.
This sweet little stamp is from lotv, I coloured it with promarkers then I embossed it with a snow cuttlebug folder and add glitter and glossy accents.I have mounted it on around card the backing papers are from a old docraft Christmas pack ,add a white ribbon and a lotv Christmas message.

Song title caroling caroling





Have entered the following challenges

holly jolly  Put a song in your heart winner
christmas cards al lyear round twinkle twinkle christmas lights
abc christmaschallenge Christmas Lyrics




Wednesday, 13 June 2012

Gift pocket card

Hi to days card is a girly  gift pocket card,I have also done a Tutorial to go with this card please let me know what you think of it as it is the first one I done.




The papers on the card are from Daisy Bucket summer cottage range.
the image is a free stamp form a magazine by Wee Stamps I have coloured her with promakers,
and add a little glitter on the wings,the ribbon is also coloured with my promarks add some flowers to finished also coloured with promarkers.
I have entered this card in the following challenges.

the paper shelter Anything goes
stamp with sarah kay Thing with wings
bunny zoes crafts girls girls girls
make it monday Anything goes
wild orchid challenge Anything goes
ribbon girls ribbons and lace





Tuesday, 12 June 2012

Video boy

Hi back again with my 2nd post for today am on a roll, this is a teenage birthday card I have used a mo manning digi image video boy.





I have coloured the image with my promarkers,then I ink the image with distress ink broken china
the packing paper are dovecraft a male pack add some candy. and some twine.
Have placed this card in the following challenges.

desmet dt. For men and boys
.tammy scrapin corner. For the boys
the pink elephant  Masculine
dream valley challenges For a special guy
one stitch at a time The man in your life
pan pastel uk. boy & fathers day








Yet more camper vans

Good afternoon the sun is shining here in the north east today .
Had a great weekend with family down south at my niece's christening.


So on to my 1st card for today its Camper van again.

The Digi Stamp image is from Little Claire's coloured it with promarkers, Papers are from the Boofle range.The message stamp is from lotv.
Have entered the following challenge with this card.

just keep on creating. Anything goes travel
s j papercrafts. All about the boy









Monday, 11 June 2012

Cutie Pie DT

Great news for you all today I have been asked to join the Midway team over at The Cutie pie challenge . I have know for a while it as been so hard not tell you all as i have been so exited to share this new with you all.But you will all have to wait until next week to see my card but please pop over and take a look at the other new DT card the challenge this fortnight is Real or Faux Stitching.
Will be back later with a card but for now the iron is calling.

Friday, 8 June 2012

Gift card for Jack

I have just had some great news I have been asked to join the DT for The Crafty Bloggers Network.Can't wait to start.
I have made this gift card for my nephew Jack we are going down to Kent for his sister christening I want to take him a few sweets as I don't see him that often,found this template in a very old mag and i also wanted to try out a friend's new stamping up score board it 12x12 and fab have order myself one.




I brought the digi image from Pink Gem a few weeks ago as it just made me think of jack when I saw it he is 4 and love to dress up.
I have coloured the image with promakers i also coloured the ribbon with the same green promarker.Not to sure where the paper came from, the letter are done with the cuttlebug.
Have pop is car in the following challenges.

fairytale-challengeblog. Money & vouchers
moving along with the times. Anything but square
digital tuesday challenge. Anything goes
paper take weekly. Anything goes






Thursday, 7 June 2012

Foverver friend heart bear

This is my 2nd card for today is a lovely old stamp i found in the draw so I thought I should get it inked up again.I have used a sketch from grahicat sketches.
The paper are from First edition Boho Chic,Have coloured the bear with my promarks,have used a mix of nesties and marianne dies ribbon and flowers are from my stash.







Have entered this card in the following challenges

forever friends  Happy bearday
fussyandfancychallenge. Swirls and flourishes
oldie but a goodie Anything goes (stamp is old)









Christmas bear with cracker

What happened to the summer looks more like October outside its grey and windy just right for making Christmas cards.Today's little card is a LOTV cute little bear with a big cracker,





The papers used in this card are from the winter wonderland  pack fro dove craft, bear and sentiment stamp are LOTV,I have embossed the sliver grey card with snowflakes and add white and pale blue ribbon, and some glitter and pearls to finish.
Have pop this card in the following challenges.

holly jolly christmas. Trifold card  Winner