Monday, March 31, 2008

Glamour girls birthday layout ! paper take weekly challenge

The paper take weekly challenge this week is using scallops or zigzags so i thought i would post this layout for their challenge.
I am slowly but surely trying to catch up with my DD's birthday layouts, this is from her 11th birthday and the pic's arn't the best. She is going to be 15 this year so still a little behind lol ! I really do struggle taking pictures of double page layouts i don't know how you girls do it any tips are very welcome !! I used papers from making memories and the glitter stack DCWV. I used my accent essentials to make the scalloped border and circle for the rub on and i used cursive 101 for today. the rub ons are by kaiser craft and some i got from the dollar store. i havn't done a layout in quite a few months so this seemed to take me forever ! You can see a bigger picture of it here

Saturday, March 29, 2008

blog candy on carols blog !

Well here is my pic for the chance to win some blog candy on carols blog , i made it black and white helps with the wrinkles lol !! i hate having my pic taken i think i look so tired on this one. thats because i am lol !

I was featured on the inspirational blog !

Omg i was so excited when Julie from inspirational left a comment on my boot card asking me if i would like to be featured on their blog. Well yes yes yes i would ! Their blog is amazing it shows all kinds of inspirational ideas from around the world and believe me there are so many very creative and talented people in this blogging world. Thankyou so much for finding my work an inspiration and let me tell you all i am feeling truly blessed ! You have to check out this site and browse the blogs you will all be truly inspired !

Thursday, March 27, 2008

western baby card CMUtd challenge and paper take weekly sketch

I came across these two sites from Enfy's blog and i decided to have a go at both challenges so i thought why not kill two birds with one stone as they say !! The first challenge was from CMUtd challenge, you had to make a baby card in non tradition baby colours and i went with this nice green and brown i love these colours together !! The
second was using the sketch for this week from ....
Paper take weekly challenge sketch. i used the george cart for the shapes and paper dolls for the horseshoe. The image is one given to me from a craftanny on the cricut site ! Thanks for looking !!

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Go braless ! funny for sharons blog !

here is another funny i am entering for sharons challenge ! the stamp says go braless it pulls the wrinkles out of your face !

Funny fish !!!! humour card for sharons blog

This is my take for the humour card for sharons blog, it says It's no use trying to act innocent. i can see the bubbles coming out of your bottom !

Thursday, March 20, 2008

Western boot card !

I have so many birthdays coming up over the next 2 months it's crazy ! So i am trying to get a head start on them all. I made this card for my best friends daughter, she is turning 18 and is heavily into barrel racing and loves lots of bling on her show shirts and belts. I have had this paper for ever so i have no idea where i got it from but the template for the boot i got from crafty templates. My DH thought i had used leather too funny ! he actually said he thought this card was really good lol ! Thanks for looking !

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Baby card for BBTB contest

This is my entry for the contest currently going on at BBTB . You had to make a baby card either for a boy or girl using either pink and lime green or blue and lime green plus use one cut from any cricut cart and use ribbon. I used the rocking horse from paper dolls, i stitched my ribbon all around the outside of the inner rectangle to make it look like a frame. Charlie from the cricut website is sposoring the contest and she has a web site selling some really great stuff you can check her out at Thanks for looking ! Don't forget to check out BBTB such a wonderful site.

Monday, March 17, 2008

I was on the cricut website this morning and one of the girls had posted a card using the SYI cart so i thought thats what i'm using next, i cut the card at 51/2 " and then cut the frame to go over the top. With all the little cut outs from the frame, i used them to make another background for my second card. I used a michaels $1 stamp, these cards were so easy and quick to make !

Saturday, March 15, 2008

Blog give away at Hans Crafty Creations

Wow what a great blog hannah has and she is giving away some amazing blog candy go check her out ! Hans crafty creations
Thanks Hannah for a great opportunity to win some goodies !

Friday, March 14, 2008

Easter whippersnapper stamp card

I love this stamp ! Susie B on the cricut website sent me the image for a challenge she was running and i just received mine so i couldn't wait to get started, this is what i came up with ! i used prisma pencils and gamsol to colour and i highlighted with stickles love stickles !!

Tagged again !

Thanks Kazz for tagging, but i won't bore you all again with facts about me lol ! But i would like you to check out the amazing cards Kazz is turning out with the cuttlebug emboss and die butterfly set so beautiful ! just click on her name and check out her blog !

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Cute little house mouse

I made this card for a little swap i am in, i used my new paisley cuttlebug folder and my scorpal,to emboss the background. I coloured the stamped image with prisma's and gamsol and used a cuttlebug corner die for the corner flourish. A simple bow and a little doodling finishes this card off, i hope she will like it !

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

I've been tagged !!

I've been tagged...Here how it works:
1. Link to the person that tagged you and leave a comment on their blog, so that their readers can visit yours. Rima and Carole Beathe both tagged me!
2. Post the rules on your blog.
3. Share 7 Random facts about yourself on your blog.
4. Tag 7 random people at the bottom of your post, linkingto their blog. Let each person know by leaving a comment on their blog.So, 7 random facts about me, hmmmm

1) I was born in Ashton- under-Lyne lancashire England
2) I have one daughter Sophie who is 14 and i love to bits
3) I have been with the same guy Carl since i was 17, almost 27 years and been married for 18 of those.
4) I have lived in canada just 7 years.
5) I love crafting wish i could find a job that entailed crafting all day !
6) Love all the seasons, i honestly don't really mind the cold and the snow.
7) Love having this blog and getting to know new people !

ok so now i tag

Heather bares

just a little light hearted fun !!

Monday, March 10, 2008

Phew back from Buffalo !

What a great weekend dispite the weather ! We had so much fun and bought so much stuff it was a blast ! The hotel was super clean and we had great food ! Thanks to Heather Shepherd for recommending Panera Bread, we had an awesome lunch there, so sorry Heather that you couldn't make it ! Oh yes and thanks Heather for the info on Buffalo stamps wow that shop was awesome !!The car was loaded to the limit, paper, stamps, chipboard, grungeboard, ribbon, brads, albums, rubons, cuttlebug folders, oh yes i got the new butterfly one that cuts and embosses so excited to get that one.Ok what else oh yes i got the large scalloped circle's and ovals spellbinder nestabilities shapes. Oh yes my new paper cutter we got the purple cow 2 in 1 it's awesome, it has different blades and you can seperate it so you have a portable trimmer as well as the guillotine one i find it very cool. We did buy the design runner but we played with it in our hotel room and neither of us liked it so that went back and we bought other stuff instead. So here are a few pics to show off some of the stuff i got !

Thursday, March 6, 2008

Going to Buffalo !

It's finally come around, scrappin shell and myself are supposed to head off to Buffalo tomorrow to do some serious craft shopping ! However they are calling for a storm so i am hoping and praying it's not as bad as what they are saying and we can still go. We have been counting down the days for this trip, i'm packed got my us dollars and i'm good to go !

Oh please please let the weather be ok !

Wednesday, March 5, 2008

Thankyou Enfy's !

Yay my first award ! what a surprise ! thankyou so much Enfy's for thinking about me, you really did make my day ! Check out Enfy's awesome blog at

My second award
Thankyou also to Krista for awarding me this same award today !! check out Kristas blog at
Okay i am supposed to award this to 10 people which is hard but i award this to
Heather Shepherd
Danielle scrappin' beauty
lovin life lynn
Heather bares
sonia at supercute @ 40
Ok so i can't count lol !I am inspired by everyones blogs so if your name is not on this list and you are reading this post, i would like you to still take this award from me
Now it's up to you girls if you would like to bless someone today with an award then forward to who ever inspires you !

Tuesday, March 4, 2008

I Joined curves !!

This past week went so quick been busy with appointments laundry and painting my bedroom. I did however finally join curves, let me tell you i needed to lol !
I am really enjoying it though been 3 times and i'm back there again tomorrow. I really want to lose weight for summer before the dreaded swimsuits come out ! I had so much fun there this morning and i am feeling a little sore tonight.

I am hoping to lose 15 pounds by the end of may not going to hold my breath though with all this easter chocolate everywhere you look lol !. Why do i love chocolate so much ! I really am going to try so hard though, I shall take it one day at a time ! which will be very hard for a chocoholic !!

I did cheat today though had a little bag of revels, these are english chocolates and they are sooooo good, couldn't resist when i saw them in a little store selling imported chocolate !!
I did only buy the one bag though !!

Okay tomorrow is a fesh day wish me luck !!

Saturday, March 1, 2008

Card for enfy's challenge

Here is my card for the challenge at Enfy's site, She was celebrating 5000 hits and is giving away blog candy for a card challenge. The challenge was to make a card in black and white plus one accent colour. I used the scor pal for making the diamond background, i then embossed a strip using the new dots cuttlebug folder, i love this folder !!! I cut out a scalloped frame from the mm cart and accented it with white dots. In the centre of the frame i used a stamp from stampin up and edged the circle in pink. The flower border was cut from happily ever after cart and i stickled the leaves and roses with crystal and candy pink. a small pink bow finishes my card. i am really pleased how this turned out and the pic does not do it justice !!

easter card

well, i decided to make an easter card, i really liked the look of the rabbit on the zooballoo cart, i noticed this from when i made the dog card. So anyhow i cut the card with the rabbit insert at 5" and i coloured him in using gamsol and prisma pencils. I then cut out a bunch of eggs from the doodlecharm cart and made a frame around the window. I used stickles to highlight the eggs. I also cut a 6" scalloped frame on blackout from accent essentials using up the paper from my last card. i then simply added a bow, i hope you like how it turned out.