Sunday, 29 August 2010

Gorjuss Girl

Hi blogland,

Long time no see........ LOL

Again apologies for doing being around very much and not paying visits to your fab blogs and leaving comments on your cards but kids and school holidays don't mix very well with crafting.... Roll on next week when they are back to school and my poor lonely craft stash can start to feel loved again!! LOL

Anyway I did make time to make a birthday card for a friend.


Recipe

  • DP - Free papers from craft magazine
  • Image - Gorjuss Girl
  • Sentiment - PC generated
  • Card Candy from stash
  • Coloured with prisma pencils and sansodor

Enjoy your day whatever you have planned.

Tracy x

Monday, 9 August 2010

Good morning blogland,

Firstly I must apologise for not being around for so long - it's ages since I posted anything. And secondly apologise for not visiting your blogs and leaving comments - hopefully normal service will be resumed and you'll be inundated with new comments!!

The school holidays seem to have put paid to getting much crafting done.

I thought I'd share the card which I made to say thank you to my eldest's teacher.

Recipe
  • DP - Cosmo Cricket Material Girl & October Afternoon (I think!)
  • Image - Yale from Mo Manning
  • Other Images - Colouring Page Tuesdays - Elizabeth O.Dulemba
  • Sentiment - PC generated
  • Coloured with prismas and sansodor

Hopefully, I'll manage to get some time for crafting soon and be back with some new cards.

Enjoy your day, whatever you have planned. The sun is shining here so I think we're going to try and head out somewhere and enjoy it whilst we can!

Tracy x

Sunday, 18 July 2010

Sugar Bowl Challenge 39 - Lillian's Sketch

Hi bloggers,

Hope you're all having a good weekend so far. So a quick post from me today. I've made another entry for the
Sugar Bowl Challenge and this time I've done it correctly!! LOL

Recipe
DP - Cosmo Cricket - Material Girl
Image - Gorjuss Girl, Sugar Nellie
Flowers - Xcut punch

Again I've left it simple and I figured I'd put a sentiment on it as and when the need arises.

Enjoy the rest of your weekend.

Tracy x

Friday, 16 July 2010

Sugar Bowl Sketch

So I'm back with my second posting of today and I've decided to use the sketch over at The Sugar Bowl - was meant to be an entry but I didn't read it properly and forgot the Theme had to be something blue...! Oh well never mind, that'll teach me to read it properly next time..... LOL

I didn't want to put too much on the card as the papers are so delish that I didn't want to take any attention away from them. I've paper pieced Bumblebee's dress in the same polka dot paper on the background, stickled her wings (which you can't really see) and then I've just punched out matching flowers.


Recipe
DP - MME Quite Contrary Paper Pack (freebie in mag)
Image - Gorjuss Girl Bumble Bee
Sentiment - Stash
Coloured with prisma pencils and sansodor
If you've got any Sugar Nellie images, you should head over to the challenge and enter this week, they have a fab prize up for grabs for one lucky winner - the 4 new 'Fun & Fairytales’ Mangas and a set of Aquamarkers.

Tracy x


New Baby......

Morning bloggers, well it's dull and overcast here today and blowing a gale force wind! Had to chase my bin down the drive once already.... wonder how many more times it will fly away! LOL

Todays card is one that I made last night for my friend Emma. We've known each other for nearly 9 years having started working together back in 2001 (I think it was). She had a beautiful baby girl last week.

How gorgeous is this image? It's Peekaboo from Karens Doodles and it's sooo cute. The papers are a freebie from The Craft Table. The letters, I've created myself using a font called Baby Building Blocks.



I feel like I want a bit of a crafty day today, so may be back a bit later if I manage to get anything made.

Enjoy your day folks.

Tracy x









Thursday, 15 July 2010

Wedding Card - Order

Hi fellow bloggers, not been posting or visiting much over the last few days. Been busy putting this card together and doing other bits and pieces at home.

So today's card. I was asked by a guy I used to work for to make him a card for his best friend who is getting married this weekend - the only requirement he had was that he didn't want pink or girly!

And here's what I came up with.

I can't remember exactly what the paper is called but it is by Papermania and I bought it from the Range. I printed out a heart template and cut them out of Cream Bazzill card and then sat for about 20 mins stamping the swirls on one heart in silver ink. The sentiment is printed off the PC and the ribbon and pearls are from my stash.

The Inside



The Back


Enjoy the rest of your day folks.

Tracy x

Friday, 9 July 2010

Pink Gem Candy

Just a quick post tonight, if you haven't already seen it check out Janet of Pink Gem's fantastic candy giveaway.
Contains
ProMarker Stamping Pack 2
Two Pink Gem Stamps of your choice (subject to availability)
Pack of 6 Petaloo Wild Roses - Baby Blue
Adesive Pearl Floral & Vines
20 Mulberry Paper Flowers Grey/Black Petals
20 Mulberry Paper Flowers Soft Tan Petals
Craftime Mini Crystals - Pink
Double Sided Adesive Pads

Draw will stay open until 6pm 30th July.

Tracy x

Anyone for Anya?

So I'm back with my second posting of the day. This card is for the Anyone for Anya Challenge - Anything Goes.

Again this challenge is a first for me. I've always loved these Miss Anya girls but have only just got them in my stash. I've already coloured up about 5 of them and will be putting cards together soon (hopefully!). They are such a pleasure to colour and I totally lurve them......

Recipe
  • DP - MME Quite Contrary (freebie with craft mag)
  • Image - Miss Anya
  • Ribbon & Pearls - Stash
  • Coloured with prisma pencils & sansodor

I'll probably be back a bit later on to post yet another set of cards and to have a mooch around everyones blog to do some commenting. I'm off to hang my washing out and get my cleaning done so that the weekend is ours...

Enjoy your day, whatever you have planned.

Tracy x

Isabella's Sketchbook Challenge

Good morning blogland, from a lovely sunny Wakefield. Not been around much these last few days so I apologise for not commenting on your lovely cards.

I've made a few cards over the last week but not got round to uploading.

You may remember that we won the blog candy from the lovely Peri a couple of weeks ago. One of the prizes was 2 images from Isabella's Sketchbook. I've made the following card using the Chocolate & Coffee image. These are not the kind of images I would usually use but I loved colouring it up. I wanted to keep the card clean and simple and I really enjoy doing these kinds of cards, it makes a difference from making fussy cards all the time.

I'm going to enter my first ever entry in to this weeks challenge over at Isabella's which is Take a Break - Open Challenge. So we can make any project using any image and any theme.

Recipe

I'll be back in a mo with probably another 2 posts as I've got another challenge card and birthday cards which I made for Ann-marie.

ta ra for now

Tracy x

Thursday, 1 July 2010

Baby's First Birthday

So I'm back with my second post of the day. It's my neighbour's little girls birthday on Sunday and I've made her the following card.

I had an idea in my head and for a change, it's turned out exactly how I wanted it - in the famous words of Hannibal from the A-Team "I love it when a plan comes together...." LOL

I folded a piece of A4 card and hand drew the number one so that part of it is on the folds (so when it's open, it is the same at the back and front).

Recipe
  • DP - Not sure the make, I think they are some scrap booking papers bought yonks ago
  • Eeyore is from a 2010 calendar which I bought half price earlier this year
  • Balloons - I hand drew these
  • Ribbon is from stash

I've attacked the the wings on Eeyore with stardust stickles (which I think you can just about make out!)

So thats a quick card and posting from me tonight. Enjoy your evening, whatever you're doing.

Tracy x

Time to Relax......?!

Hi all,

I'm back with a quick post this afternoon with a card I made for my little brother's birthday (altho he's bout a foot taller than me...!!). His birthday is on 4th July and I figured it would be fitting to go with the colour scheme of Red, White & Blue, given that it's Independence Day in the USA.

I wanted to use one of the images that I won from Peri's blog candy and "Time to relax" seemed just right.

Recipe

I've got a bit of time before I go to pick the boys up so think I might do a bit of crafting so may be back later.

Thanks for looking

Tracy xx

Tuesday, 29 June 2010

Uptown Angel.....

Hi fellow bloggers....

Wow how fantastic has the weather been..?! It's been absolutely gorgeous here and even tho it rained last night (and boy was that a welcome thing!) it's cleared up and is sunny again.

It was my neice's birthday yesterday and I can't believe she's 12 (and already taller than me). My mum asked me to make a card from her and my dad so here's what I came up with.

Another easel card...... I love these (as if you couldn't tell... LOL).


Recipe

I picked this image as she reminds me a bit of my neice, as she's getting older, she's getting in to make up and clothes and is becoming a sassy little chick!

I tried to colour her hair the same sort of shade as my neice has - it's a gorgeous redy brown colour and hard to explain exactly what it's like - but it's one of those colours that you could never get at the hairdressers and I personally love it, with her beautiful big brown eyes she's a stunning lil lady.

Tracy x

Thursday, 24 June 2010

Finally back again.....

Long time no see fellow bloggers...... LOL

After nearly 2 weeks away from making cards, I've finally managed to find some time to sit down and start creating. What with one thing and another that needed doing at home and the lovely weather, I haven't had any time (or inclination) to sit and craft.

After so long away, I thought I'd struggle to get back in the swing of it (as I usually do when I haven't done any for a few days) but surprisingly, the ideas started flowing..... Like I'd never been away... LOL

RECIPE

I'm in the process of creating another card, this time for a challenge so I'll be back tomorrow.

Enjoy your evening, whatever you're doing.

Tracy x


Tuesday, 15 June 2010

Not Lost......

Just a quick post to say that Ann-marie and I haven't gone AWOL but we've both been really busy with doing things in our houses and unfortunately our crafting has ground to a halt.

We're both suffering from withdrawal symptoms so will hopefully be back soon with new creations and I'm planning on blog hopping later today to see what everyone else has been up to and leaving comments as I go.

Ta ta for now

Tracy x

Friday, 11 June 2010

Anniversary Card for Ann-marie

Tomorrow is Ann-marie's first wedding anniversary and I can't believe how quick it has gone. I met Ann-marie at my own wedding 14 years ago when she had just started going out with my cousin Rob. We've been friends ever since and there is no-one I would rather have as a best friend - she's my female soulmate and I'd be lost without her.

I love Rob like a brother and he gives me faith that there are decent men out there and if I could find a man half as decent as him then I'll know I'm on to a good thing...!!

Their relationship makes me laugh and I love how they are with each other. I know that they'll be married forever and this first anniversary is the first of so many.


On to their card. I knew immediately which image I wanted to use and that I wanted to try and go down the vintage route. I'm not that good in creating vintage cards but had a good go at this one. I wanted to try and create an old photo effect but I don't have distress inks so I had to make do with using Ink It Up inkpads. It's turned out okay and has a bit of an old look.



You'll have to excuse this last photo, I forgot to take a proper picture of it at the same time as I took the 2 above and Ann-marie has now taken the card home so I've had to upload a picture I took last night on my mobile..!


Recipe

DP - Rasperry Road "Victorian Bliss"

Image - Jack & Ginger by Mo Manning

Ribbon & Embellishments - Stash

Sentiments - PC Generated

Coloured with Prismas & sansodor

Thats it from me for tonight, I'm going to try and get some cards made to start entering challenges properly, so might be back over the weekend with some new creations.

Tracy x

Mina Blog Candy - 150,000 hits & 750 Followers

To celebrate an amazing 150,000 hits and 750 followers, the lovely Mina is giving away a fantastic blog candy. Contains some yummy goodies, everything in the picture below, as well as Gift Certificates from Mo's Digital Pencil and Bunny Zoe.

To be in with a chance of winning, you need to follow the instructions below from Mina:-

"post a link to my candy somewhere on your blog, you don't need to become a follower I only want followers who want to come to my blog (honestly I wont force you)I have used Mr linky so add your name and blog address there... but I want you to leave a comment too telling me what your favourite stamp make is and why you like them and that's it...why? because I'm nosey lol

This is open to everyone and internationally too. If you dont have a blog just put my url in the box and put (no blog) after your name or your Docrafts name in brackets if your a member then leave a comment with your fav stamp company and a contact email address"

The candy will close on Sunday the 20th June at midnight gmt and will be announced on the Monday after....

So what are you waiting for, get yourself over to
Mina's blog and not only enter the candy but take some time to look at her fabulous creations.

Tracy x

Thursday, 10 June 2010

An award......

Wow our very first award. Thanks soooo much Coops for giving us this lovely award.

So for this award we have to link it to the person who gave it to us and pass it on to 12 other people. So here they are:

1. Jennifer (My Inky Hands)
2. Louise (Just love to Stamp)
3. Lizzy (Lizzys Crafty Place)
4. Kelly (Kellys Pink Palace)
5. Lindy (Lindys Crochet Corner)
6. Angie (Angie's Craft Hideaway)
7. Bev (One Yarn after Another)
8. Paola (Little Factory Inside)
9. Peri (Stuff)
10. Mina (Pink Puds)
11. Jilli (Jilli's Pages)
12. Elaine (Quixotic Cards)

We've given this award to some of our followers but also to some of the amazingly talented people we follow (hope this is okay). And just because we've only handed it to 12 people doesn't mean we don't appreciate all of our followers, so please feel free to take this award if you want.

Tracy x


Wednesday, 9 June 2010

Fancy a chance to win £25 Gift Certificate..?

Bunny Zoe has a new challenge blog where she and the Design Team will be taking it in turns each month to host a challenge. The new Monthly challenge will held on the 2nd Monday every month! With the first challenge beginning next Monday, 14th June!

Anyone can enter the challenges. As well as a winner from each challenge, one lucky participant will be selected randomly from each challenge and given the opportunity to be a guest designer for a future challenge. The guest designer will be able to choose a stamp of their choice from the store to the maximum value of £10.00 to create their guest card too! How fantastic does that sound...?!


So how can you enter to win the fab gift certificate worth an amazing £25........

Grab the badge, tell your friends that there will be a new challenge starting on Monday and leave a link to your blog below... Simple!

Everyone who follows these 3 simple steps will be entered into the draw to win a £25.00 Gift Certificate to use at Bunny Zoe's Crafts. The winner will be announced on Monday 14th June.... Challenge day!

So get yourself over to the challenge blog and enter for the chance to win. Click either the picture above or on the sidebar to take you straight to the blog.

Tracy x

Sunday, 6 June 2010

Card for Jayme

So I've finally got round to making my card for Jayme. I've been wanting to get it done for a while but I've been busy with other things. If you haven't heard about the RAK for Jayme, check out her sister Lisa's blog. Lisa says

"I am having a special event for my sister Jayme. She is in her early 50's and has terminal lung cancer. To make it worse, her sweet dachshund Molly passed away a couple weeks ago. Today we learned her cancer has spread to several other areas and her time is running out. I am asking for all my card making friends to send her a fun card...not really get well cards obviously, but something pretty or funny that will make her smile. She is a frog collector so frog cards would be awesome! I have been blessed by all those I design for to have a wonderful offer of blog candy".

Details are on her blog about where to send the card etc. Closing date for her blog candy has been extended to 9th June.

Recipe

DP - Rose Garden by Papermania

Image - Pollycraft

Ribbon & Gems - From stash

Coloured with prisma pencils and sansodor

Well thats it from me for tonight.

Tracy x

Saturday, 5 June 2010

Wooohooo - We won....

a fab blog candy from Peri in celebration of hitting 50 followers. We are sooo excited to have won, we've only been blogging for a few months and not really entered that many blog candies so to win is absolutely fantastic.

So we've won $6 gift certificates for
As well as:-
Cosmo Cricket Material Girl 6x6 Mini Pad
Two sets of Studio G clear stamps
Two brand new Stamping Bella stamps

If you've never seen Peri's creations, you should check out her blog. Her cards are simply gorgeous and I think she does some of the most fantastic colouring I've seen.

A big thanks to Peri for providing a fab candy.
Tracy x

WHIFF OF JOY - 1000 Followers Blog Candy

As Katharina hit over 1,000 followers recently, she is very generously giving away 2 Whiff of Joy Store Stamp Kit "Blooming Spring", illustrated by the amazing Elisabeth Bell. These sets consist of 16 stamps each, deeply etched red rubber, already mounted on cling cushion mounting foam.


To be in with a chance of winning this fab candy, take a visit to Katharina's blog. Random.org will choose the winners on Saturday, June 12th, 8pm GMT.

Tracy xx

Monday, 31 May 2010

My challenge for papertake...

Here's my card for papertake weekly
I have used Mo Manning image... mummu which I really enjoyed colouring her in, isn't she just mesmerising.
I used prismas to colour the paper and card is what i had in my stash and was the wording, the leaves are die cut and the flowers are from wild orchid crafts ..the punch is a Martha Stewart which Tracy owns and kindly Punched a few strips .
It's been nice crafting and chilling listening to some oldies,the kids are playing nicely rob is building a play house for the boys ah bliss after the busy weekend going down south which should have took three hours to get there took six (arggggggggg) Heidi been sick during the way windscreen wipers stop working and it was chucking it down kids moaning they was hungry what a trip lol...on the plus side i whipped up a crochet cardie for Heidi and I'm just sewing up and will put on here at a later to show...its all been fun really... so here i am enjoying the peace.
I'm now going to make a cuppa and have a little chinwag with the hubby. see ya later x Ann-Marie x

Saturday, 29 May 2010

Lili of the Valley - Blog Candy


I can't believe I forgot to post about this fabulous giveaway......!!

Lili of the Valley are giving away a fantastic candy on their challenge blog.

Closing time is 9pm on Monday 31st May so you better be quick. Click on the picture above to take you to the giveaway.

Winner will be announced on the blog at 9.05pm so be sure to check back to see if you are the lucky winner....


Tracy x




Papertake Weekly Challenge #41

Good morning fellow bloggers,

Well what a dull and wet day we've woken up to and according to the forecast it's here for the day...!! On the plus side, at least my new veggies and plants will get a good watering....

Another challenge Ann-marie and I decided to enter was this weeks
Papertake Weekly Challenge - it's the first time either of us have entered this challenge. This is the sketch we have to follow:-

We decided that we were going to use Mummu from Mo's Digital Pencil as our image for this challenge. I love all Mo's images and they are a real pleasure to colour.

So on to my card:

Recipe

  • DP - Papermania Signature - Regency
  • Ribbon - Stash
  • Sentiment - Create with TLC
  • Corners - Kindly donated by Ann-marie (I've used the bits that pop out to frame the sentiment)
  • Coloured with prismas and sansodor and I've inked the edges with burgundy Ink It Up.

I'll be back soon to show another couple of cards I made last night.

Tracy xx


Friday, 28 May 2010

Truly Scrumptious meets Colour Create - My Entry!

As Ann-marie mentioned below, we decided that we were going to enter a few challenges together and we've said that we have to use certain images on each entry to see what the other comes up with.

I really struggled with the Colour Create challenge this week - which is to use Soft Green & Light Aqua. I struggled mainly because I don't own any papers in these colours!! So after much mooching through my digi papers, I finally found some but I'm not sure if they all go together or not........
I absolutely love these colours together and they aren't the first 2 colours you would put together but I think they look lovely and I might have to be investing in some papers that go together....


To enter the Truly Scrumptious challenge this week, you have to follow the sketch provided. I've followed it almost identically but I've rotated the flowers to be underneath and not at the side as I didn't really like how they looked.

Recipe

I've used Stardust and Waterfall stickles on various bits, which I don't think you can see very well in the picture.

I'm off to go and do a bit more crafting, seeing how I've not done anything for over a week as I've been out in the garden sorting that out so we can enjoy it this summer (if it ever comes back..!).

Tracy x

Thursday, 27 May 2010

Truly scrumptious meets colour create....



After lots of talking on the phone me and Tracy decided we are going to enter lots of challenges by doing the same sketch and image ...so here's the first of many its a truly scrumptious sketch and colour create challenge which the colour is soft green and light aqua ....I do hope i got the colours right.
Here's what i used for my card
  • magnolia stamped image
  • aqua and light green bazzil card
  • checked green paper freebie from mag , paisley paper from rose garden by papermania,
  • ribbon , charm from my stash
  • flowers from wild orchid crafts
  • lots of stickles...crystal which i love and aqua liquid pearls
  • die cut corner
  • Martha Stewart punch
  • prisma pencils

That's it for making cards tonight my lovely husband has fetched a hug box home for Heidi and i have been kindly roped me into making a little house for her.

bye for now
xx Ann-Marie xx

Wednesday, 26 May 2010

Back to crafty going ons.....



Good afternoon fellow bloggers, not been blogging as much lately because of the gorgeous weather we have been having and now its chuffing freezing boo hoo, but it doesn't mean to say I haven't been crafting I made this cardie for a friend which i was dead pleased with to say its my second attempt at it , I also did Heidi one as well which she loved so much she seems to have it on all the time and i must admit I'm getting faster at the crochet malarkey it took me two evenings to whip this up . Now I'm onto a blanket for Harvey and he wants a big one then Samual wants one where will i get the time plus fit all my card craft as well...oh well its a good job i like a few projects on the go so i don't get bored..that's it for the crochet now onto my cards.....



Well I thought i would do a magnolia one because I have not done one for ages and seen as it was the summer weather we had at the weekend i came up with this...



  • magnolia summer stamped image
  • bazzil card
  • free papers from a crafty mag and the summer wording and lolly pop
  • Martha Stewart lace punch and lace corner, leaf punch
  • flowers are from wild orchid crafts
  • prismas
  • cystal stickles
  • ribbon , sentiment from stash

and for my next card which I'm loving so much mo manning just does a fab job of drawing all the images and I just love colouring them here's what i used..


  • mo manning... I love it
  • free papers from a crafty mag and the button and paper ribbon
  • prisma pencils
  • sentiment form stash

Well I'm going to go sort my kids out make sure there all ok get them in to bed then more crafty time for me .

see you in a bit

xxx Ann-marie xxx

Thursday, 13 May 2010

My other hobby.....


Heres some finally finished crochet blankets of what I have made... I have that many projects on the go i really dont know how i manage to finish them off .
SoI thought I would show you my other craft which I love... I have been doing on and off since my nanna taught me when I was six and I cant wait to teach my little girl heidi how to do it..my oldest son asked me to teach him and he give it up as a bad job he said its boring and its for women... lol cheeky bleeder.
I wish i was abit faster at doing it but never mind im sure the more i do the faster i will get .
Back to my duties now cleaning ,take daughter to nursery,come back mabey craft ..lol its the life and i wouldnt change a thing of it

ta ta for now
xx ann-marie xx

First Magnolia card in ages......

Back again for my second post of the day.....

I've had a bit of a creativity block for the last few days and had bad headaches, so I had a bit of time off from crafting and low and behold my inspiration came back last night with a bit of a vengence..... lol

I haven't made a Tilda card for so long now and I really enjoyed colouring her up last night - I need to dust off my stamps and make more of an effort to use her.....

I got these new MME "Quite Contrary" papers the other day and thought Tilda with her umbrella was the perfect image to put with them. I cut the card around the top so it's actually not a full square card but shaped as per the layout.


RECIPE
Paper - MME Quite Contrary Jack & Jill
Image - Tilda
Cardstock - Bazzil
Flower - Papermania Henbury Lane
Coloured with prisma pencils

Enjoy your day whatever you are doing, I'm off to do a bit of cleaning and then maybe back to crafting.

Tracy xx

Wishing for Summer....?!

Morning all from a lovely sunny Wakefield. Woke up this morning to gorgeous blue skies and it isn't that cold out there either. Wonder how long that will last...!!

So for today's first card I decided to try and do something bright and summery to try and inspire the nice weather to come and stay..... LOL

Recipe

Paper - Pink Petticoat - Life's Lemons
Image - Lili of the Valley
Cardstock - Bazzil Card
Sentiment - Forever Friends set
Flowers - Xcut Flower Punch
Gems and ribbon from stash
Coloured with prismas

I'll be back in a mo with my second post.......

Tracy xx

Wednesday, 12 May 2010

Quick post...

Just a quick post this morning ....while my kind husband took our boys to school me and heidi had time to do the things we wanted do, so while heidi was colouring I made this card and here's what i used ...
  • penny black hedgehog stamped image
  • freeebie papers that a got from a mag a while ago
  • tim holtz distress inks frayed burlap, tattered rose ,dark brown inkpad
  • die cut circles
  • border punch, butterfly punch
  • fabric flowers from my stash and the brad is too...and the lace
  • prisma pencils
  • cyrstal, diamond, cotton candy stickles
  • sentiment is a freebie from a mag

Well thats all for me im going into town befor it chucks it down and I have just straightend my typical always rains when I do my hair and I hate brollys ...oh well .

Bye for now xxx Ann-marie xxx

Saturday, 8 May 2010

Good morning....

Good morning blog land i have been up early this morning cleaning and getting washing started so i have got lots of crafty time later ..lol.. so please dont rain as i want to hang it all out it...but as normal it does'nt look promising .
The cards im putting on today are what i made yesterday i thought i would use images which had already been prepared lilly of the valley stamped image which my kind friend tracy stamped for me ...and the other is a freebie image i know its called wfk alice with mushrooms and that all i have got i have tried searching on papercraft planet were i got it from with no look...



Lilly of the valley card i used....paper is from papermania spring life first time i have used this and i have had it in my stash for ages....prisma colours...bazzill card....border punches and flower punches...gold gems...stamped sentiment.

Alice card papermania sweet nothings paperpad...bazzill card...prisma colours....ribbon and ribbon brad from my stash so are the blue pearls...diecut jelly frame...and a little bit of crystal stickles ...sentiment was part of a ticket stamp which i cut down...

well better crack on if im going to have any crafting time later.

adios my blogging friends x ann-marie x

Friday, 7 May 2010

And more Mo Manning......

Can you tell that Mo's images are a bit of a fave of ours at the moment.... LOL

I decided to have a bit of a splurge on her images and bought 5 of them so we've got plenty to be going on with......

Anyway I made 2 quick cards yesterday. The first is "Mariko is mad", I love the expression on her face and have admit that I know one or two little girls who have this look down to perfection...... The second is "Tolerance" - how cute is this little boy..?! The poor cat's face looks like he's resigned himself to his fate already.

DP - Summer Driggs - Beatimous
Image - Mo Manning - "Mariko is Mad"
Cardstock - Bazzil
Flowers - Ann-marie's stash (centre are some jewellery bits from Ann-marie's friend)
Coloured with prismas
You can just about make out that her socks have been attacked with Stardust stickles

DP - Summer Driggs - Courageous
Image - Mo Manning - Tolerance
Candy Candy
Coloured with prismas

No sentiments or anything on either of them so they can be personalised if necessary.

We're having a cinema night tonight and snuggling down to watch Avatar and eat lots of popcorn. .!!

Enjoy your evening whatever you have planned.

Tracy xx

Wednesday, 5 May 2010

Another mo manning.....


What a fun im having colouring these mo manning didgi images and putting my fave colour combo together . I cant wait to do another but not tonight need to get cracking on heidi's cardigan and thats going to be in pink and green ..lol. Heres what i used to create this easel card

  • dp...papermania honey & hugs
  • mo manning digi image bella and bronte hearts
  • create with tlc sentiment
  • prismacolour pencils
  • gems and ribbon from my stash
  • frond punch ,dasiy punch and card candy
  • and cerise pink and crystal stickles
well im sure you will see quiet a few mo manning from me and tracy some cards made with the same image but doing different things because we both like the same things and we both share our crafty stash ...cheers for sharing yet again tracy love ya ..mwah

well im going to get comfy on the sofa and do my crocheting so ta ta for now.

x xx ann-marie xxx

AMAZING BLOG CANDY - WHIFF OF JOY


OMG, if you haven't already seen, you need to check out the fantastic candy Katharina is giving away on her blog!!! To celebrate the success of the new Get Well stamps, she is giving away a full set YES a full set of these stamps......

If you haven't seen them you need to check them out as the are super cute.
Head on over to her blog to see what you need to do before 12th May.

Tracy xx

first mo manning ...

Im totally loving the mo manning digi images and i think im going to save my pocket money up to buy all the images because i want them all now (stamps feet ) lol....whys is it when you really like something you gotta have all at once ...so i think im going to treat myself to an image a week at £1.50 a week i think that will be a bargin, cheaper than a stamp . And have you noticed the tlc creations word art get your self over there they have got lots of freebies .
heres how i made my card..
  • papers are from a my very first lot of papers and i dont know were there from ...but im chuffed i got around to using them
  • digi image is mo manning between
  • sentiment is from tlc creations
  • prisma pencils
  • die cut corners
  • daisy punch in medium and small
  • lilac bazzil card
  • card candy
Well im off to go and start on my crochet progect ... i want do my little heidi some lettle summer cardigans which i have never done before so wish me luck.

ta ta
ann-marie xx

Tuesday, 4 May 2010

I thought i would get a quick one in before i pick kids up from school , have been very busy this weekend and bank hol monday sorting out old letters and shredding and had a bit of a spring clean but still got loads to do so my crafting at the mo is limited .


Tracy came on saturday with her boys so after we sorted all the kids out we manage to do a bit of crafting , we did 9 cards between us WOW I KNOW... im only putting one card at the mo as have not taken any pictures of the others but will get around to that soon .... heres the card what i made and it didnt take long which is always good i hate fishing through my stash and not finding anything but im a bit more organised since my lovely hubby built me a crafty station

loved colouring this lilly of the valley image which my pal tracy kindly stamped for me mwah x papers are rose garden from papermania and wild asperagus ribbon from stash and the button sentiment is magnolia .

right im going to pick my darlings up and i might make a card while im cooking tea ..lol i can multi task i am a woman afterall lol

catch ya later ann-marie xxx