abc christmas challenge on Docrafts forum

Hi,

I have been really busy this week with the ABC Christmas Challenge, organised and hosted by my friend Ginny (AsIDoRodos) over on the Docrafts forum.  This fab challenge is a card every day, one for each letter, eg day 1 = a etc etc.

Well we are up to F and I thought I would post pics of my cards to show you.

I have also been on a distressing afternoon course at my local Garden Centre – Monkton Elm, it was fab and Gail our marvelous demonstrator was brilliant.  So thanks Gail I learnt a lot and as you can see I have put some of the techniques you taught to good use in my cards.  So here they are:

A= Arctic love
 b = bling

 c = cakes

d = decorating the tree
 d = doormouse
e = evergreen
e = eve, christmas eve wishes 
 f = father christmas
I have not entered these cards into any challenges, but I hope you like them.
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NEW CUTIE PIE CHALLENGE & PIXIE DUST PAPERIE

Hi everyone

Just a quick reminder that there is a new Cutie Pie challenge over on The Cutie Pie Challenge Blog.  It’s a Bingo Board challenge and is really great.

Here’s the link.  Hop on over and have a play.

http://cutiepiechallenge.blogspot.com/2011/10/2-bingo-board.html

Look out for my card next week in this challenge.

ALSO

The fabulous Pixie Dust Paperie is having a wonderful giveaway this month to celebrate their birthday.  Happy Birthday to them.  They sell wonderful kits, papers, ribbons etc.  Check out their blog to see some of the wonderful creations.

This is the kit you could win.  Just go to 
They also having fab offers all month.

Have fun

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A- Z of me ……….

Whilst having a bit of a blog hop tonight I found that Carlyanne had this fab A – z quiz on her blog ….  http://sweetncrafty.blogspot.com/ 
so I thought I’d give it a go.  Feel free to copy it and have a go yourself.  Oh Carlyanne says let her know and she’ll pop on over and have a look.




A. Age: 42 
B. Bed size: 
King Size, we did have a queen but it won’t fit in our new house.
C. Chore that you hate:
Ironing! I hate it and always end up burning myself.
D. Dogs:
Three, Rottie, English Bull and Staff.  All gorgeous and my babies. 
E. Essential start to your day:
Turn off alarm on iphone and then check mail. 
F. Favorite color:
Duh:  every girls fav Pink
G. Gold or Silver: 
Silver at the moment – loving the troll look, but have gold as well.  No platinum tho
.I. Instruments you play:
None and my singings even worse
J. Job title:
Don’t have one – am a lowly housewife.  
K. Kids:
Two
L. Live:
Somerset, UK
M. Mother’s name:
Celia
N. Nicknames: 
Bird, Crunchie 
O. Overnight hospital stays:
Yes been in hosp quite a few times :-(
P. Pet peeves: 
Those people who never say thank you when you hold open a door, move to one side on a path etc etc. 
Q. Quote from a movie:
“Its for the greater good” – Hot Fuzz I love this film – has me in stitches. 
 R. Right or left handed:
Right.
S. Siblings:
2 brothers
U. Underwear:
Yes! lol.(to keep the belly the kids left behind in place lol)
V. Vegetable you hate:
Artichoke
W. What makes you run late:
Tiredness
X. X-Rays you’ve had:
A few and MRI’s
Y. Yummy food that you make:
Cakes, biscuits, crumble well lots of it. 
Z. Zoo animal:
Elephant or Orangutan


So go one give it a go.














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Humphrey’s blue wedding

Morning everyone

Looking back over my last couple of posts I seem to have had a thing about blue and weddings.  Well here’s another blue wedding card.  I think the aqua colour (which is my fav gemstone Aquarmarine) is such a delicate colour and lends itself perfectly to this kind of card.

I have added lots of bling and glitz to this card.  The buttons are some I had in the bottom of the tin.  My ribbon I bought at a local craft fayre.  The blue glitter paper is Papermania.  The roses were won in a draw.  The backing papers are Coredinations lime green and the flowery one is from the Canterbury collection by Kanban.  I have used Anitas Gems to finish the card off.  The bling under the roses has been  recycled from a necklace

I wish to enter this card in the following challanges:

Cute Card Thursday – Sketch
Colour Create – Aqua, lime and white
Creative Craft Challenge – Buttons and Bling
C E S (Crafty Emma) – Recyle
Dream Valley Challenges – No 16 Buttons
Paper Sundaes – Anything Goes No 88
Cupcake Inspirations – colour challenge

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I had a lovely surprise when I switched on the computer this morning.  The lovely Lisa-Jane of My Makes”n”me had showcased me as her favourite project from last weeks Make It Monday Linking Party. I entered the Black ‘n’ Gold Forever Friends Gift Set.

Lisa is also a DT for Ladybug Crafts Inc.  They are having a blog hop today.
Anyway thanks Lisa for showcasing my entry.
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http://crunchiecrafts.co.uk/2011/09/1782.html

Sugar Nellie and LOTV

I’ve had a great day today, Not only did the Cutie Pie Blog go live but, Mr Mojo has definitely been present today and I have had a very productive day.  I have made two cards today, one for an Aunt’s birthday and one to go in my stash.

I hope you like them

The first is a cute Sugar Nellie image.  I have coloured her in pinks and blues.  She is matted and layered on to papers and miriboard.  The papers are from the Papermania Birthday collection and also from the Magnolia Flower Garden pack.  I have used papermania pink roses, glossy accents, some card candi and of course a double ribbon bow.  The gorgeous image was of course coloured with promarkers.

 The next card is this cute little LOTV bear going for a drive in his fab mini convertible (oh how I wish)……  Anyway the papers are from the  Forever Friends Good Life collection.  I have used a Tulip sentiment and some card candi.  The image is coloured with Promarkers and the shadowing underneath the car with Dovecraft chalks.  I have decorated the inside with a car cut from the Heritage Cricut collection.

I am going to enter this card into the following challenges

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Pirate Tilda, Have a lovely day

Pirate Tilda, dressing in pinks, whites and a touch of maroon.  Sat on her barrel of rum with her sparkly skull.  Matted and layered onto Papermania Happy Birthday paper.
Flowers were made with Cuttlebug cutter, silver flower shells, mother of pearl sequins and some sticky pearls.

Tilda was coloured with Promarkers : Putty, Ivory, Pale Pink, Baby Pink, Cinnamon, Marron, Dusky Rose, Rose Pink, Cool Grey 3, Henna, Canary, Cool Grey 4, Cocoa.  
The glitter to her eyepatch, hat and skull was added using Stickies glues.  The sentiment is from the Tulip range.
I am entering this card into the following challenges. 
  1. Bunny Zoe’s Crafts – Challenge 15    Easel Cards
  2. The Corrosive Challenge – No 130 Girlie
  3. Fashionable Stamping Challenges – Challenge No 2  Handmade Flowers
  4. Magnolia Stamp Lovers – Flowers Challenge
  5. Scrappyfrogschallenge.  Time for some Bling
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Thank you

Good morning and thank you to all your lovely people who have become followers or have taken a peek at my blog.


Thank you for your welcoming wishes and lovely comments.  I am looking forward to many happy hours blogging …………. in between the crafting that it.


Craftyhugs


Lisa x

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HI

Hello and welcome to my new blog.  (I have never done this before and am very nervous!!!!)


Thank you for taking the time to stop by and have a peek.


Hugs


Lisa x

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