Sunday, 30 November 2008

PCJ have...

free downloads over the next 10 days - how good is that...pop over to get your freebie and don't forget to check them out everyday to see what the latest image is. ;) :) You can find them HERE

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There is some....

fabulous blog candy over at my lovely pal Claires blog. :) She is celebrating the 36,000 of hits she has had in just over 1 year and to show her appreciation she is giving away some sweet candy. ;) :) Pop on over there and have a looksee. :)

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Tuesday, 25 November 2008

Rock Princess made from..

a freebie from PCJ blog designed by the lovely talented Tracey. :) :) Thanks Tracey for a great free image, :)
I printed this image onto photographic paper and coloured it with my marvy le plume pens. ;) Pop on over to PCJ blog to get this great freebie and see what else there is. :) YOu can email them a photo of your finished project with it and have it featured on their blog. :)



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Another Award...:)

The very lovely Linda has given me this award - thank you Linda I shall display it with pride..:) :)



Here are the RULES for presenting this, hopefully soon sought after award: Pick 5 bloggers that you consider as your best blogging buddies and deserves this award for their contribution towards the blogging community, no matter what language. State the name of the author of each blog as well as a link to each one's blogs. Each blogger (upon acceptance) of this award should do a post and show the award on their blog and put the name and link to the blog that has given her/him the award.

So here is my list of 5....

Andrea
Claire
Donna
Marlou
SarahC

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Sunday, 23 November 2008

Do you love altered art???

if so pop over to Papercraftjunnkies new blog and just have a looksee at what Tracey has altered..you won't be disappointed. :) She has transformed a drab item into something very happy, cheerful and bright. :) :)

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A beautiful award from...

my lovely pal Crissi. ;) :) Isn't it a gorgeous award - thankyou sooo much Crissi. :) :)



This is the message for the award. It is to be passed to 8 other bloggers for the sentiments below.
This award states that: This blog invests and believes the PROXIMITY- nearness in space, time and relationships.These blogs are exceedingly charming.These kind bloggers aim to find and be friends,They are not interested in prizes or self-aggrandizement.Our hope is that when the ribbons of these prizes are cut, even more friendships are propagated,Please give more attention to these writers.

I would like to give this award to:-

Cazzy
Dawn
Debbie
Emma
Fe
Linda
Maxine
Tina

This has really cheered up my day no end. ;) :)

Thursday, 20 November 2008

Challenge card for....

A new challenge blog called The Crafty Muse started by the lovely talented Sammi. :) :)

this is what she wrote....... Our first challenge is to use Angelique ... So we are giving away Angelique with flowers as a freebie image so that you can play!
If you have not yet downloaded her you may do so now to use in the challenge.

Here is my card I have made with her fab image...



I actually have made this card digitally..:) Angelique was so easy to colour in using my pc and the other elements are from Peppermint Creations. I think it ihas turned out rather well and am pleased with the results..what do you think??

Why don't you pop over to visit Craft Muse and join in on her challenge - the image is free - can't be bad now can it? lol

Tuesday, 18 November 2008

Blog candy over at

my lovely pal Debbie's blog
She is celebrating just over 12,000 hits to her blog and has put together really yummy stash...Mmmmmmm.
Pop over and pay her a visit - her blog is fab and she does excellent work - you won't be disapointed. :) :)

Monday, 17 November 2008

Some good news

I would like to share with you all... I have been asked to join Paper Craft Junkies Design Team - yaaaay how great is that :) :) I am so chuffed and honoured to have been asked. :)
They have a new blog page with lots of challenges, freebies, blog candy and inspiration. You can also submit reviews and articles...great forum too..why not pop on over to check it out...maybe see you there. :) :)

Friday, 14 November 2008

Look what I received today..

from my lovely pal Tina - a get well card..thanks Tina I love it and wasn't it soo sweet and thoughful of her to send me this card. :)



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Last Thursday I received this card and stamped images from my lovely pal Fe - ahh, isn't she so sweet and thoughtful too - I am going to have fun with these images thanks Fe. :)



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I also received this award from the lovely Maxine too - thank you Maxine and yes isn't she so sweet and thoughtful aswell. Sorry it has taken me a while to get it on my blog..but at last here it is..:)
Now if you would like this award please take it - it will be my pleasure for you to have it..afterall if you visit me you are lovely too..:)



Thursday, 13 November 2008

Guest DT Spot for....

This Thursday The challenge this week is all about Marvelous Metallics. Use what ever you like in which ever format you chose to produce a project that Shines!!

I was very honoured to have been asked to do a guest DT spot for This Thursday and I have really enjoyed creating my projects. ;) They have a wonderful prize to offer - so pop on over and check it out. ;) :)

My first project is a 4x4 - used a nice shiny brad and coil and pretty charm. :)



My second project is an acetate card - used triple embossing here and green glitter embossing powder on top layer. Painted tree with metallic/pearlescent paints.



And for my third project I altered an old hob cover I had burnt!!!! Now I wanted to create something that you would have seen in your grandmother's house at christmas - you know old fashioned - I think I have captured what I had in my mind,lol and am really pleased with the result. ;) :)

This is it before......


And after.....



I am still off work with the dreaded flu bug - can't believe it is lasting so long and am totally fed up with it all....but hey ho - well be well soon. ;)

Monday, 10 November 2008

Butterflies for a good cause

I have just read this over at Dawn's blog she got it off Dan's blog.

The Holocaust Museum in Houston is planning a major exhibition in Spring 2012, to commemorate the 1.5 million children who died during the Holocaust.

The museum is calling all crafters/stampers/scrapbookers to make some butterflies and send them to the museum they will then form part of an amazing display - 1 butterfly for each child that died during the holocaust. This is such a great chance to be part of something unique and so worthwhile.
The butterflies must be no larger than 8" x 10" and must NOT have any glitter on them.
Dan has created butterfly templates this week which are just brilliant to use for this.

Here is the LINK for the museum giving all the relevant information.


Crafty Templates DT work

Hi everyone - sorry I haven't been around much - but still got the dreaded flu bug..:( But however here is my project I completed for Crafty Templates. The lovely Leo sent me a project kit and this is was she wrote on her blog....

This months templates set includes a fun advent calendar project to follow and I set two of the design team to work making up the project in their own way to give you some more inspiration. I sent them a kit filled with some brand new Fancy Pants goodies from the 'Happy Holidays' range here's a peek of what I sent out:

So here it is - I really enjoyed making this and the kit is soo scrummy :) :)

Sorry the first picture is not brilliant - but I found it difficult to photo such a long project, lol










Thanks for looking and keep healthy..:)

Saturday, 8 November 2008

Embossed Christmas

Tree. My wondeful friend Tina sent me some CB embossed christmas trees - thank you Tina. :) :) Here is a card I made through the week with one of them - it is embossed on to the most gorgeous pearlesent vellum. :) :)
I thought it looked lovely kept plain - just added a couple of ribbons and brads.



I am so glad I made this card thorugh the week - because I won't be doing anything of the weekend - I have flu.....and feel horrible!!!!

Wednesday, 5 November 2008

The ladys' name by popular demand.........

Well a huge thankyou to everyone who emailed me with their choice of my lady's name - I was overwhelmed by the response - wow lots of choices..thank you soooooooo much..you are all fabulous.

Well I can reveal that her name - by popular demand is.

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FAITH this name was the clear winner.

So I hereby declare that my lady is now offically called Faith such a nice name too, don't you think.

And here she is - it is an uncoloured version and has my name over her - sorry. She is one of a set..... I would be very grateful if you would post up what you thnk of her and maybe by the weekend I will have a coloured version of this one too.
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I would like to now introduce..Faith, please give her a warm welcome, lol, lol




Sunday, 2 November 2008

I Need A Little Help In.....

deciding a name for a lady I have just finished designing. :) I have narrowed it down to 3 names - but cannot make the final decision..lol So as a bit of fun I thought I would ask all my lovely blogging pals to help me please. :) All you have to do is choose your favourite name from the 3 below and email me with your preference. I have decided to go for emails to make a bit more fun and interesting and create an air of secrecy to her..lol, lol

So here are the 3 names to choose from:-

1. Maria

2. Faith

3. Katie

Thank you to everyone who is willing to help - really appreciate it. ;) :)

You can find my email addy below my profile in the side bar. ;)

Saturday, 1 November 2008

Sketch Staurday Challenge

Over at Sketch Saturday they have a fabulous sketch this week..I just couldn't resist joining in. :) :)

I have used Christmas Ted posting his christmas card, from my downloads HERE :) or just click the nice button in my side bar for Debs Designs :) Base paper is (I think - Caorl Wilson??) other papers are from the Snowy Joe range.

Hope you likey...have a great weekend, even though the weather is absolutely terrible..Brrrrrrr..:)