Tuesday, December 23, 2008

sick again !!

Gosh can you believe that i've been sick again !! this is crazy ! felt ill on saturday but i had a christmas party at my house and so i put a brave face on but had to leave my guests and got to bed as i was sick as a dog !! I was so sick on sunday !! and yesterday i still felt very queesy and weak but i just chilled in my jammies !! have to say feeling a little better this morning but my stomach is so sore. I hope this is the last of it for me cos i hate being sick !! praying that carl and sophie don't get this for the christmas holidays !!!
Well thats my little moan but i also wanted to wish everyone a wonderful christmas and a very happy new year !!

Monday, December 15, 2008

I'm back at last !!! BBTB and hallmark scrapbook challenges !

Wow have i been busy !! i have been working loads plus i had the flu which was horrid, and i have been trying to get my christmas shopping done, i feel exhausted ! It was daughters birthday last week also and my Dh christmas work party, honestly it has been non stop for me !! I am sure you are all in the same boat such a busy time of year ! I managed to get a couple of cards made much to my surprise lol !! the first one is for the Hallmark scrapbook weekly challenge which i set the theme which was to use a snowman, i made a tri fold card and added trees and a snowman cut from the christmas cheer cart and of course lots of stickles !!
The second one is for this weeks BBTB challenge which we were to use spot the dog from the paper pups cart, such a cute cut and i also used the snowflake embossing folder and snowflakes cut from joy of the season ! this will also cover another challenge at hallmark scrapbooks which was to use snowflakes !! You can check out all the other BBTB designs this week by clicking here !

Monday, November 24, 2008

Turkey in disguise ! BBTB challenge !

I saw something similar to my card on a christmas card i got a couple of years ago and it made me chuckle !! When Regina asked us to use the turkey from the stretch your imagination cart that christmas card came to mind and thats what i created. I hope it gives you as much a chuckle as it did me !! You have to check out what the BBTB design team came up with this week some wonderful and funny cards click HERE

Monday, November 17, 2008

A partridge in a pear tree bbtb !!

Happy monday everyone !! what a frustrating weekend for me my internet and power kept going off due to the snowfall !! So i am late getting my challenge in this week. Regina asked the bbtb team to use the bare tree from stretch your imagination but to use it with a christmas theme let me tell you this was a hard one !!
I decided to use that new classy charm font that ScrapNfonts kindly gave me and joy of the season for the pears and partridge. I cut my tree 4 times and layered it but i embossed the top tree with the cuttlebug, the pears are cut in shiny gold which doesn't show up very well on this pic ! I added stickles to the edges of the torn paper to make the snow look a little wet. This looks so much better in real life !! The design team did amazing this week so many wonderful ideas you can see what they all did HERE

Monday, November 10, 2008

Ho Ho Ho ! BBTB weekly challenge !

Hey happy monday everyone !! i love my card this week it looks so christmasy and snowy in real life even my hubby said wow lol !! The designers at BBTB were asked to use the mickey cars from mickey and friend cart and i had just got my new martha stewart branch punch so i was determined to use the two !! I'm also going to use this card for one of the challenges at hallmark scrapbooks which was to use one of the santa hats.
Car was cut at 3" and santa was cut from the paper doll cart at 2" and the trees also cut from paper doll at 2" 2.5" and 3". i then covered the trees with the punched out branches.
I used glossy accents on the headlights and the wheel centres, snow writer on santas hat and the trees. Lace stickles on the snowy ground and some on the trees, white cats eye chalk and distress inks. ho ho ho was hand written. Thanks for looking and i love reading your feedback check out the other designers wonderful creations HERE

Sunday, November 9, 2008

seasons greetings ! cuttlebug tree !! DCM

This is my card for daring card makers weekly challenge which is to use bling !!
Well i finally got to use my new cuttlebug tree folder !! I used gold paper and coloured it with alcohol inks to make this rich copper colour !! I cut around the tree and mounted onto this blue and copper brown paper, which i stitched onto the blue background paper. i added blue gems and coloured a gold star brad with a blue permanent marker for the tree top. The stamp is from inkidinkidoo. Thanks for looking !!

Thankyou Justine

My sweet and talented blogging friend Justine has nominated me for this lovely award !! Thanks Justine you are the sweetest ! you can see Justine's fab creatins here. So now i would like to pass this on to some wonderful friend !

Lana, Carole, Tammy, Teriberi, lillie, Sharon, Deedee, Krista.

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Blog candy at Enfy's !!

My wonderful friend Enfy's is celebrating 100,000 hits and it's no surprise her talent is simply amazing !! check out her creativity here !

Monday, November 3, 2008

Christmas snowflake box and gift tag BBTB weekly challenge !!

Hi everyone !! hope you all had a glorious weekend !! so let me tell you about this weeks challenge ! SCRAPNFONTS a wonderful online font store sponsered the challenge for all the BBTB designers and we had Tis the season modern dingbats and the classy charm font to use on our project !! Oh yes they are also the sponsers for the new contest going on over at th BBTB site !

Regina asked us to use the card from the christmas cheer cart as our canvas but i didn't read my e mail properly and made a box from the wild cart cartridge ! I did use the christmas cheer card though as a tag for the box lol !! I loved using the dinbats and fonts, i printed out in matching ink to my background paper and used co ordinating ink on the edges and matching stickles and ribbon ! I hope you enjoy my project and i love receiving your feedback !! the girls rocked this challenge check out their awesome creations here

Friday, October 31, 2008

3 challenges !!

Yay !! i finally got to play with my kit i bought from my lovely friend Krista and her mum Penny at http://sweetartspaperie.blogspot.com/. I made three cards and i still have some of the goodies left to make something else so check out their awesome kits !!

My first card is for CPS challenge, i did use my cricut to cut the scalloped vellum with the MM cart ! fabric flowers chipboard heart !!

My second card is for Artygirlz, this week it was to use some fabric on your card and so the felt house worked out perfectly for this !! I also used my martha stewart punch and some pink stickles.

And now for my third card i am submitting this for the sketch saturday challenge this is the first time i have done a challenge on this site , again i used the mini mono cart for the scalloped circles and my fiskars threading water punch !!

Thursday, October 30, 2008

Lana's blog candy !

My sweet friend lana is celebrating becoming a designer for Reginas new blog which is http://reginascutterdesigns.blogspot.com/ and in honour of her new success she is kindly giving away some awesome blog candy ! Hop on over to Lana's blog here and check out her wonderful talent !!http://sweetpeaspapercreations.blogspot.com/

Monday, October 27, 2008

Blog candy at Funky fairy inspirations

Awseme blog candy and freebies at Funky fairy inspirations check it out here

Snowman poop !! BBTB challenge !!

What a fun little project it was this week !! The BBTB team were asked to use the nut cup from Tags bags cart !! I thought what a fun little cup to make into little treats filled with either marshmallows or scotch mints and call it snowman poop !! The tag reads Youve been naughty, so here's the scoop, you're getting nothing but snowman poop !! Again the team did an awesome job this week with lots of great ideas and creations you can check them out HERE

Monday, October 20, 2008

Snow Girl !!

This is a one page layout i made, i used JOTS for the snowflake fit to page and Home accents for the snowflake photo corners, paper is by Fiskars and around the block and i also used Tim Holtz distress inks, chipboard letters i actually picked up at the dollar store !!, snowflake brads from my stash !! TFL !!!

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Christmas box BBTB challenge

I quite enjoyed making this project this week , I re covered a pillow box with lovely christmas paper by K and Co then i used the tree cut from the joy of the season cart in paper by my minds eye i used crackle accents on the tree and the circles i cut and stickled around the circles. I added some cute little red rhinestones and added bows in gold and red and a gorgeous glittered poinsetta. Thanks for taking the time to look and i would love to hear your feed back !! You can check out all the other amazing projects HERE !

Monday, October 13, 2008

My Girl ! BBTB challenge !

Well i really had to get my thinking cap on for this challenge ! Regina asked us to use the accent essential cart and to use the accent 49 cut !! I had been wanting to do some layouts for a while now and thought the cut would make a wonderful border.
I used black red and cream papers by Autum leaves i think it's called foof a la. Autumn red cardstock and black soot distress ink by Tim Holtz. The border down the left is the accent 49 cut and i added some croched flowers with little cream pearls . The my girl was cut 3 times and layered from the storybook cart and i covered them with glossy accents, then pop dotted them off the page. I also cut two flourishes from the accent cart and added a larger croched flower. I added just a few buttons in the same colours ! You have to check out what all the other designers did this week !! They are one talented group of ladies ! see there wonderful designs HERE !

Friday, October 10, 2008

I designed a cricut class !! for Two Scrapbook Friends

This is so exciting for me !! a couple of weeks ago i went to a pink crop at my LSS Two scrapbook friends and they had fallen in love with a couple of recent cards i had made and asked me if i would like to design a cricut class for them using the christmas cheer cart !! Well yes of course i would lol !! So whilst i was there we picked out the paper ribbon trimmings etc and they wanted me to use two designs i had already done just change them a little !! I also had to design one other card !! This class will be offered shortly at there store and the information will be posted on their blog HERE, so keep watching !! here are the cards !!

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Christmas for you !! daring card makers !

I made this for the challenge over at the daring card makers site, the challenge was to use scallops !!!

Just a quick card i threw together using my new bauble folder and bauble cut and emboss die !! I highlighted parts of the background baubles with stickles. I also used stickles and perfect pearls to add dimention to the bauble die, Scallop border cut from Plantin schoolbook at 1", glittered the white background and added white spot doodling. A few skittles and some old glitter trim to finish it offf !! thanks for looking !

Monday, October 6, 2008

Seasons greetings ! BBTB challenge

What a great challenge again this week, The BBTB team were asked asked to use the pear cut from the home accent cart and i knew straight away i was going to make a christmas card !!

I cut the scrolled background from the storybook cart then i heat embossed it with white holographic embossing powder ( so pretty ). My pears are heat embossed with gold around the edges and centres and i used the cuttlebug to dry emboss the fleshy section of the pears. The leaves are covered with lime stickles. I used a inkidinky christmas stamp which i also embossed with the gold. Thanks all for looking and please check out all the amazing other creations at BBTB !!!

Saturday, October 4, 2008

Blog candy at Susan blue robot !!

A wonderfully talented lady that i met through the cricut boards is celebrating 200,000 hits on her blog and she has some awesome blog candy to give away. Susan has an awesome blog with a world of information and ideas that she freely shares to people all over the world. Visit Susan HERE

Javablu award from my wonderful friend Carole !!

I was so thrilled to see Carole had chosen me for this award, she is such a sweetheart !! Thankyou carole i am honoured !! Carole has some fabulous creations and has just recently had several pieces of her work published check out Caroles blog HERE
The rules
1. The winner can put the logo on their blog.
2. Link the person you received your award from.
3. Nominate at least 5 other blogs.
4. Before listing the nominees give a brief reason why you chose them.
5. Put links of those blogs on yours.
6. Leave a message on the blogs you have nominated.
I am inspired by so many wonderfuly talented people that it is hard to just pick 5 but these ladies are truly inspiring !!

Monday, September 29, 2008

pretty dress for BBTB weekly challenge

What an awesome job my fellow design team girls this week on the BBTB challenge ! we were asked to use the princess dress from the dreams come true cart, well i did not have this cart so my lovely friend and design team member Sharon ( grammas) sent me the beautiful floral cut which i believe the paper is basic grey ! I used the cuttlebug for the embossed happy birthday and also the scrolled corner. The lace edge is the Martha Stewart punch and the shoe from sizzex die . Thanks for taking the time to view and leaving a comment !! please check out all the other fantastic creations here.

Monday, September 22, 2008

A new home !

This week Regina asked the Bitten by the bug design team to use the house cut from the christmas cheer cart. I made my card shape from the storybook cart, the keys were cut from the indie cart. i just love this colour combination !! The other designers made some fab creations this week check them out here !!

Sunday, September 21, 2008


I made this for the weekly challenges over at hallmark scrapbooks !! this week it was my turn to pick a challenge and i came up with using the calling bird from the Joy of the season cart ! I used a tin foil baking tray for the background which i embossed and inked with alcohol inks ( came out really cool ) Thanks Okie !! The corner flourish and tag are from the storybook cart and the border is made with my threading water punch and cuttlebug border folder. I used white chalk ink and white pen to highlight ! I also pop dotted the bird on top of the shadow white bird and cutsmall pieces out of the feathers so the white would show through !! TFL !!!

Monday, September 15, 2008

may your wishes come true !! cps challenge

This is my card for this weeks cps challenge !!i love the colours on this card and i got to use my new threading water punch. I used the walk in my garden cart for the flowers cut at 2 1/2 " not sure where i got the stamp from. i used copper stickles and small rhinestone flowers !! thanks for looking. you can check out other wonderful ideas at http://cardpositioningsystems.blogspot.com/

new online paper kit site sweet art paperie

My wonderful friend Krista and her mum Penny both fellow design team members have just launched a new business selling wonderful paper kits. The kits look gorgeous and you can see their examples and some more when you visit their wonderful site here http://sweetartspaperie.blogspot.com/ wishing you every success for the future my friends !!

let it snow !!

I'm on a little christmas kick at the moment so i used my speaking of winter cart again for the tree and snowman ( isn't he cute ). after inking i pop dotted the trees and snowman then i used my snow writers to add all the snow and i just love this stuff !! i stamped the let it snow circle image and layered it for extra thickness and pop dotted that off the card. I then added lots of snowflakes again with the snow writer !!

Thursday, September 11, 2008

winter wonderland 2sketches4you and daring card makers

This for Lauras sketch at the 2sketches 4you site and also this week on daring card makers there's a fabulous tutorial all about embossing so i was inspired to get out my cuttlebug !! I used my speaking of winter cart for the snowflake which i cut 3 times and glued together to make it like chipboard, i used Tim holtz inks and stickles to decorate the snowflake !! I also embossed the snowflake with the swiss dots folder and used the snowflake folder for the corner piece. wording is a rub on ! metal snowflake brads finish it off !! Thanks for looking and don't forget to check out both these fabulous sites !

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

And the winner is ?????

Janis D !! congratulations Janis and thankyou so much for playing along !! please e mail me your addy and i'll get your goodies out to you !! Thankyou to everyone else for all your birthday wishes and for taking the time to sign my guest book !! hugs to you all !!

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

i will pick a winner tomorrow !!

I will pick a winner tomorrow so i will take everyones names till midnight my time and then tomorrow i will use random org to select someone to win the candy !! i will add everyone's names who posted even on the cricut site who don't have a blog so good luck everyone !!!

Monday, September 8, 2008

Today is my birthday !! blog candy give away !!

Well today is my 44th birthday and i just clicked on and saw that i have hit 15000 hits on my blog !! so to celebrate i am giving away a little blog candy !! all i ask is you leave a link to your blog and sign my guest book if you havn't already !! have a great day

michelle x

Fall card for BBTB challenge !

Well with fall just around the corner i used this weeks bbtb challenge to make my first fall card !! This week Regina asked us to use the basket from the doodlecharm cartridge . Don't forget to check out all the other wonderful creations over on the Bbtb site !!

i am also using this card for the paper take weekly challenge the theme this week is fall check out the ptw site here

Monday, September 1, 2008

paper doll clown for Bbtb

What an awesome and sweet challenge Regina set for the Bbtb team for this week and i honestly didn't think i would make it, with going away to the states again then i was ill then no internet what a week !! Anyhow my company left yesterday and so i have lots of time now to concentrate on my crafting !! YIPPEEE !!! The other girls rocked this challenge the different clowns are amazing !! you really have to check them out here !!

Monday, August 18, 2008

Thankyou berry much Bbtb Challenge !!

Oh the girls over on the BBTB site have made some awesome creations this week using the strawberry from the indie art cartridge, i didn't have much time to make mine but i managed to throw this one together Tfl and please check out the talent from these wonderful designers at BBTB !!!

Sunday, August 17, 2008

I'm still busy !!

Just a little update i still have visitors my third lot actually !! i have my in laws here for three weeks well two weeks now as they have been here a week already !! so i am still doing the entertaining etc and then i'll have me time lol !! Thanks for all your little e mails and missing me it's nice to know i have some caring friends out there !! hugs to you all !!

Monday, August 11, 2008

Blog candy at Enfy's

My dear friend Enfy's is celebrating 65000 hits on her blog and she has some great blog candy to give away check out her great blog here

Christmas stocking BBTb challenge

This week Regina at BBTB asked us the designers to use the stocking from the christmas cheer cart any way we liked as long as we did not use the traditional christmas colors here is what i came up with and i have to say the other designers did some amazing creations you can check out all the others here

Thursday, August 7, 2008

New cards i managed to do !!

My first card is one i made for the BBTB design team last week ! It was to use the train from the new arrival cart. i am so proud to be part of this team. Don't forget to check out all the other amazing takes on this cut.

my next cards are made using the cuttlebug and some bella images i got through a swap and one using the shoe from the wedding cart which i just love and was inspired to make this card from my friend Enfy's !!

Busy week and New award !!

What a busy week again for me, my second lot of visitors just went home after staying with me for a week so i now have a couple of days free before my third lot arrive from the uk. i feel so exhausted but it has been wonderful seeing so many familiar faces and catching up on all the uk gossip !!

I logged on today though and saw i had another award from Lana across the pond !! lana has a wonderful blog and makes makes such wonderful creations, you can visit her here !!
The rules of getting this are -
1. Only 5 people allowed.
2. 4 have to be dedicated followers of your blog
3. One has to be someone new or recently new to your blog and live in another part of the world.
4. You must link back to whoever gave you the award.Quite simple really, it is a way of saying thank you to those who take time out for wonderful comments to boost your day.So here's my five:

Friday, August 1, 2008

2 awards !

wow whilst i was away Julie H gave me the stempel award, Thankyou so much Julie that was very kind of you to think of me, and today Kathy gave me the wild woman award, again Kathy thankyou so much, both these ladies have fabulous blogs and amazing talent are very good friends of mine please check out their blogs Kathy's here, Julie's here now to nominate a few people

For the stempel award



For the wild woman award


and anyone else reading this please feel free to add these awards to your blog with love from me !!

Thursday, July 31, 2008

Laura's sketch & BBTB butterfly challenge

Wow what a busy three weeks i have had with my parents, There visit was wonderful , we had so much fun and i am so sad they have gone back to England i will miss them so much !!

I kept myself busy cleaning yesterday but i did manage to relax last night and make this card for Laura's challenge at 2 sketches 4 you and also the bbtb weekly challenge which was to use the butterfly from the teardrop cart !!

Friday, July 25, 2008

Thankyou !!

Just to say a quick thanks to you all for your well wishes,my parents are still here and we have been out on day trips so still a little busy. My parents leave on Tuesday so i know i will be able to catch up with everyone and get some crafting done then if not before. Thankyou all once again and i am still doing the happy dance !!!

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

I'm back and so so Excited !!

oh my goodness what a wonderful surprise to greet me i made the design team for BBTb woohoo, doing the happy dance !!! so funny i started singing the song i'm so excited and i just can't hide it lol !! I can't wait to get playing and be part of the amazing design team. Thankyou so much !!!

On another note I had a fantastic time in manhattan it was so hot !!! but it didn't stop us from seeing everything ! My parents absolutely loved it they saw everything they wanted and more, got myself a couple of designer handbags and my daughter well she went wild when we went to little Italy and China town and all the purses and sunglasses were on display lol !!!

I also would like to thank you all for your wonderful well wishes and for missing me you are all a wonderful bunch of friends !!

hugs to you all !!


Monday, July 14, 2008

going away !!

Just a quick note to say thanks to everyone for all your wonderful comments and taking the time to visit my blog !! As a lot of you know my parents and niece are here visiting me from England and we are going away on thurs till the following tuesday to Newyork city so i won't be around for the next week. I will catch up with you all when i get back have a wonderful week.



Saturday, July 12, 2008

Karens blog candy !!

Karen a designer from funky fairies has just started a new crafting business and she has some amazing blog candy to give away check out her wonderful talent on her blog here

Friday, July 11, 2008

funky fairy challenge & carole's at hallmark

FUnky fairies challenge this week was to make a get well card and i love the cuts from the WIMG cart, so i used the sunflowers and bugs, which brings me to Carole's weekly challenge at hallmark scrapbooks which was to use the caterpillar on a card so another double whammy card !

2sketches4you and Bbtb weekly challenge

This week Kazan set the sketch at 2 sketches 4 you and it's a fabulous sketch, i also incorporated Reginas challenge at Bbtb which was to use the star cut from the george cart. i used my alcohol inks to make the centre background and stickles on the stars TFL !!