Thursday, 27 January 2011


Thought I would show you a couple of LOTV cards I made recently, the above card was made using on of the images in a pack of Cute Squares called Love and Romance Here I made the flower using Tim Holtz die Tattered Florals.

This Stamp is called Rosie with Presents from Here and I used papers from Craftworks cards.
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Tuesday, 25 January 2011

Butterfly-VLVJan2011-Week 4

I managed all 4 weeks of the challenge at Viva la Verve Challenge and I used the stamp from Beautiful You, butterfly stamp Fluttering By. I also managed to use papers from my stash from K & Co.
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Sunday, 23 January 2011

Dare to Dream. LOTV sketch challenge

Can't get enough of these fairies from LOTV and this one is called On tiptoe. I used the sketch by Dawny P, on the LOTV challenge blog and the papers are by Craftworks Cards, still using up those papers from my stash, trouble is I said I would use up all the old stuff before buying new but I have tons and don't think I will last before temptation rears and I see the next desirable must have range of papers.

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Friday, 21 January 2011

Mojo Monday 172

I'm always getting asked for Birthday cards so this is just a ordinary Birthday card, although the Flower stamp that I used is far from ordinary, I just love this stamp set from Verve Stamps, Great Friend and I think you will be seeing it lots. The paper is from October Afternoon, Fly a Kite which I adore but fast running out of, does anybody know of a stockist in the UK?  and some of that fabulous seam binding from The Ribbon Girl.
Sketch is from Mojo Monday Sketch Challenge.

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Thursday, 20 January 2011

SSSC100- Birthday Fairy

Loving these LOTV fairies this one is called Birthday Fairy which is another of the new stamps for Jan and I used the sketch from Sweet Sunday challenge blog.

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Tuesday, 18 January 2011

Dandelion Fairy -Card Patterns98, Ribbon Girl colour challenge pink and green.

Love these LOTV fairy stamps this is Dandelion one of the new stamps for Jan, and love this sketch from Card Patterns this week. I was also tempted by my bloggy buddy Kath to go for some of this seam binding from The Ribbon Girl. Using up some more of those K & co papers. I am also entering this for the Ribbon Girl  Colour challenge which is Pink and Green.
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Sunday, 16 January 2011

Great Friend

Another card that I made with my stamp set from Verve. I just love this set and layered the flowers and stamped the leaves onto the embossed card. I had these packs of embossed cards lurking in a drawer since forever and hadn't used them and I am trying to use up some of my stash. I really like the way this card has turned out and it was so simple.
I have had a cold for the whole of 2011, I hardly ever get a cold but when I do it is always a stinker, first the runny nose, then a rattling cough the the catarrh, catarrh has cleared but still got the cough. It has really taken it out of me, and I'm so tired all the time. Well that's my excuse for doing nothing.
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Saturday, 15 January 2011

Happy Birthday Sister-VLVJAN2011 week 3

I don't think that my sister reads my blog but Mandi if you are reading this look away now.

The postie delivered my new stamps from Verve yesterday, and no custom duty this time LOL. I couldn't wait to play and used the sketch from Viva La Verve there is a new sketch every week and it is posted on splitcoaststamper HERE

This flower is from the set Great Friend and the sentiment from Beautiful You the happy birthday stamp is from waltzingmouse and I used papers from MME. I am trying to use up papers from packs I already have or have had for a while, forgot how pretty this paper is.

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Monday, 10 January 2011

No winter lasts forever- VLVJAN2011- week 2

No winter last forever no spring skips its turn, what a nice saying, just wish that winter was a bit shorter, but it does make you feel better knowing that Spring is just around the corner. I was tidying the garden yesterday moving some the dead stuff that didn't survive all that snow we had, and noticed some spring bulbs poking though.
I made this card for the challenge sketch over at Vive La Verve. just loving this challenge. I have some more stamps winging there way across the Atlantic as we speak at least I hope so, they are having a sale at Verve Stamps at the moment so hope I managed to keep the cost below the Customs Duty charge, last time I had to pay £13 duty, don't know how the work out the cost but it does seem very steep.

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Friday, 7 January 2011

A New Job - Mojo Monday 172

This is my second post today , this hardly ever happens but I made 2 cards today for 2 different challengs but using the same papers, and as time was running out to post them thought i would do it all today, after all who knows what the weekend might bring, maybe I will be having a super exciting and busy weekend. That hardly ever happens too. Anyway enough waffleling and to the Card.

If any read my post the other day they will know that my daughter has a new Job, she was made redundant from her last one after being there 17years staright from leaving collage. So I made her this card using the sketch from Mojo Monday challenge sketch.
Papers; October Afternoon
Stamp: LOTV.
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Sending You Hugs - SSSC98

Isn't she cute and she and brother were free this month with Simply Cards and Papercrafts mag.
I coloured her with my Promarkers and the papers are by October afternoon.
Sketch by Sweet Sunday Sketch challenge.

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Wednesday, 5 January 2011

Dreaming of Summer Days

Yes I know it is the middle of a bitterly cold winter, but I need a little bit of sunshine today, and here it is in the shape of a sweet card. Well we can but dream Eh.
I bought the image last March at the Nec from Flower Soft, Papers are October Afternoon, Fly a Kite and the sentiment stamp by Lilly of the Valley.

My daughter Nicola got the job she had an interview for yesterday and starts on Monday, and she could choose her hours to fit aound Grace being at School.
The other bit of good news is that at Weight Watchers I hadn't put on any weight over Christmas.Hurrah!
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Tuesday, 4 January 2011

Viva La Verve-Beautiful You -Every day

Goodmorning everyone, though not sure whats so good about it, it is dark and dismal out there again, it doesn't seem to get light around here anymore, and to top it off I have a stinking cold. I had resisited everyone's sniffles sneezing and coughing for nearly all of 2010 and then on New Years day I woke up with the sniffles and knew that was it. But the one good thing about today is that Grace is coming over to play as her Mum has an interview for a job this afternoon.

I bought some new stamps from Verve Stamps last month and I'm loving them so much I have just ordered some more, and couldn't resist playing along with this sketch, this week.

Papers are Mellissa Frances. Vintage Posy
Stamps, Verve Stamps. Beautiful You
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Sunday, 2 January 2011

The Sweet Stop #89 Sweet Baby Girl

Well I think I may have found my Mojo, so dedcided to do a challenge sketch from The Sweet Shop, I used some papers from Craftworks Cards. I am quite often asked for baby cards. Now I will have to make a boy one to match.

We have had a little bit of sunshine today the first time we have seen the sun since before Christmas. though I don't mind the rain it's better then snow.
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