Friday, 13 November 2009

DCM - Scraplings

We have a great dare this week which has been set by Paula. Scraplings are a great way to use up your scraps of card and paper and make the most lovely little cards. I so enjoyed making these :o)
Card on the left uses paper by Funky Hand (Tis the Season), topper by Craftwork Cards and adhesive gems.
Middle card uses paper by Funky Hand (Blue Christmas), Doodlebug rub ons and dotted vellum by Craftwork Cards.
The card on the right uses papers by Craftwork Cards, Martha Stewart punch and Papermania letters.
All cards have a little bit of glitter glue on.

Sunday, 1 November 2009

Get Funky - Autumn woodland

My mega long break from crafting means that I haven't participated in any of the challenges on the new Funky Hand challenge blog Get Funky but now I'm getting back into the swing of things I have managed to join in this month :o)

The challenge has been set by the lovely Enfys and the theme is Autumn wonderland. You have a whole month to get an entry in and be in with the chance of winning a £20 Funky Hand gift voucher!! What are you waiting for?? All you have to do is make sure you use at least one Funky Hand prod
uct on your entry. Here is my DT card...

I used papers from "The Funky One" CD. The letters are Basic Grey and the cute owl is DCWV. x

Friday, 30 October 2009

DCM - getting punchy with it

The dare this week is set by the lovely Keryn.

"I love punches and use them on almost every card I make. This week I want you to join with me and make a card, any type, any theme but it needs to use your latest craft punch purchase. If you haven't bought any
punches for a while or don't own any at all your latest craft purchase will be quite acceptable"

For some reason, I don't own many punches. It's not that I don't like them because I do. They are just something I rarely buy. The last punch I bought was a Martha Stewart border punch (double scallops) and I think it my have been last year! Here is my card...
The papers, letters and house are all crate paper.

Friday, 23 October 2009

DCM - favourite things

I'm back with a card for Daring cardmakers. The fabulous Kathy has asked us to use at least 5 of our favourite things on our cards. Now, being a bit of a scatterbrain, I did actually interpret the dare all wrong and thought you were meant to put 5 of a favourite thing on your card (durr!) but it still worked out because I have used 5 of my fave things/techniques anyway.
My favourite things are.....

buttons (of course!)
the colour green
scalloped square card blanks from Craftwork Cards
and of course doodling!

Anyhow, expect another card on here soon. I bought a few bits at the Harrogate show last month and they are still in their bag. Have just got over flu and my hubby has broken his ankle so it's been a bit hectic the last few weeks but I so enjoyed making this card last night and I can't wait to get stuck into my new papers :o)

Friday, 21 August 2009

DCM - the anniversary waltz

The dare this week is set by the lovely Keryn...

"As I'm completely involved in the planning and preparation for my 2nd Anniversary, Hostess Appreciation party as a Stampin' Up!® demonstrator the dare that came to mind was Anniversaries. Wedding Anniversaries are what automatically comes to mind but you could make cards to celebrate any special occassion in your life or someone else's life"

This is a very appropriate dare for me as it is my wedding anniversary next month so I've made my card for my hubby early! That's got to be a good thing lol! I've used my DCWV green stack again 'cos I just love it. I wish I could find the chipboard shapes to go with it.

Friday, 14 August 2009

DCM - Lacy days of summer

I can hardly believe it but I have made a card this week! I decided it was time to get back into the swing of things with the DCM DT so I've joined in with the new dare which is set by the lovely Kathy :o)

I'd just like you to interpret Lace in your card-making this week in whatever way you like, you could use the actual word, stamp or cut a lacy design or maybe use one of these dictionary definitions to inspire you: 1. a net-like ornamental fabric made of threads by hand or machine. 2. a cord or string for holding or drawing together, as when passed through holes in opposite edges. 3. ornamental cord or braid, esp. of gold or silver, used to decorate uniforms, hats, etc. 4. a small amount of alcoholic liquor or other substance added to food or drink.

I've totally wimped out and just used lace on my card. I was tempted back into crafting by these lush papers from DCWV. They are from the green stack which is 70% recycled paper :o)
Card blank - Craftwork Cards
Lace from stash
Happy birthday tile - magazine freebie
Everything else DCWV the green stack

Sunday, 9 August 2009

I'm alive!

It's true! I've had a mega long break from crafting. Mojo buzzed off but I am starting to feel a little bit of an urge to craft so I hope to be back with something to share in the very near future.

Whilst I've been absent from blog land, my baby turned 4!
I don't know where the years have gone - it doesn't seem 2 minutes ago that she was a tiny baby. She had a party with lots of her friends from nursery and of course I made her a cake!
The birthday girl!
The cake!
The card! (yes I had to break my crafting drought to make a card for my girl!).

I also went to see Take That in Manchester on the 26th June. Oh my good Lord! They were fantabulous!!!!

We've also been on holiday! We're just back from a week in Scotland. We stayed just outside a village called Fintry which is fairly near Loch Lomond. We had an absolutely fabulous time. Scotland is soooo beautiful! I'll do a separate post with my pretty holiday pics xx