Thursday 31 March 2011

Chairsma Cardz - Bling and Sparkles

Hello, late post I know but been a super busy morning!  This easter tag is for the new Charisma Cardz challenge which is 'bling and sparkle'.  Now although the picture doesn't show it, the egg is shaker style and has lots of teeny beads, gems and glitter inside it!  I bought these from Poundland probably 2 years ago now!!  My mum loves cadburys cream eggs so I got her a box weeks ago when they were on offer in Morrissons so thought I'd wrap them and add this little tag!  Now I've just got to find them lol!!!
I was down to be on DT hol for this weeks challenge but as I was in the mood to make something and the old mojo has still not returned since before christmas, I had a word with Carly and have swapped a couple of weeks for later on in the year!
We have great sponsors with lovely prizes and there is lots of bling and sparkle going on with the rest of the DT so please nip over and take a look!

I'm busy busy baking at the moment, just grabbing spare minutes inbetween cakes and school runs to catch up on here!!
You see it's the in-laws Golden Wedding Anniversary (well yesterday) but we are doing them a surprise 'afternoon tea' party for the weekend!  So there'll be lots of cakes, lots of tea, and lots of chatter!!  I've got cake in the oven and the 'main' celebratory cake to start icing this afternoon, then later my mum is coming over and we are going to be flower arranging!  Yes we're doing arrangements for each table, my eldest can't wait to help she just loves flower arranging (it runs in the family, my auntie is a qualified instructor, my mum and other auntie are pretty good too!  I can to a certain degree but take so long because it has to be perfect!).  I will post pictures soon!

Tuesday 29 March 2011

A Spoon Full of Sugar - Challenge 145

Good morning, it's new challenge time over at A Spoon Full of Sugar and this week our theme is 'Easter'.
For my card I used various papers from my Dovecraft back to basics pad, the topper is from a poundland pack that I think I've had about 2 years along with the little stickers which were from Tesco's again about 2 years ago I bought them cheap after easter!
Our prize this week has been donated by our own lovely Nikki Bunny Zoe Crafts

Tuesday 22 March 2011

A Spoon Full of Sugar - Challenge 144

Good morning one and all, it's new challenge time at A Spoon Full of Sugar and this weeks theme is 'Ribbon, Pearls/Rhinestones & Flowers'.
For my card I used an image that I'd had printed for a while, I think it's such a lovely image, very yummy!  All I did was add lilac and purple gems to the choccie cupcake, a flower gem to the vanilla cupcake and a bow to the cherry cupcake.  Silly me thought there was lace in the theme to, but I think it just takes the emptiness off of that side of the image.
 a closer view of the cupcakes
We are sponsored by Whimsy Stamps who have kindly donated the prize below
Have fun!

Thursday 17 March 2011

Chairsma Cardz - To Die for

Good morning, I'm running late with my post again! My excuse : I've been to the dentist, £16+ to tell me my teeth were ok come again in 9 months!!
So onto our new Charisma Cardz challenge and this weeks theme is 'To Die For' yes we would like to see any kind of die, be it shapes, borders anything.  
I have used a Pollycraft image (I think!) which I paper pieced, don't know why it took longer to cut out than it would've to colour lol!!  My die-cuts are the balloons and the number 8, also the pips. 
Great prizes on offer as always, so please nip over and take a look at these and also the rest of the teams offerings.

Tuesday 15 March 2011

A Spoon Full of Sugar - Challenge 143

Good morning, new challenge time at A Spoon Full of Sugar and this week we have a lovely sketch to follow!
For my card I rotated the sketch 90degrees and flipped it to put my sentiment on the opposite side!  Apologies for not knowing the image designer off the top of my head, it was an image I've had coloured up in my box for a while.  All of the papers are from the Papermania 'for him' paper pad, exept for the checked strip and that was just a scrap from my scrap pile!
Sonja's sketch
Our lovely Nikki aka Bunny Zoe Crafts is our sponsor this week and one lucky winner will win
Don't forget to take a look at the girls fabby examples.

Thursday 10 March 2011

Chairsma Cardz - Easel Card

Good Thursday morning, another week nearly over (I'm already on countdown to halfterm lol!).
We have a fab new challenge over at Charisma Cardz which is 'Easel cards', I really do love these and hadn't made one for a while so this was nice to make for a change.  I'm still struggling to find the 'urge' to craft cardmaking wise and can you believe I haven't entered a challenge on any blog since before christmas!?!
For my card I used an image that I had already got printed off, sorry don't know who it's by without searching my file.  I tried to match the papers to Miss Toadie's bathing costume, doesn't she look glamorous!  The sentiment is one I printed off of my pc, I always get a little space on the bottom of my page when printing images so fill the space with sentiments!
slightly different view
We have more lovely sponsors who have donated prizes and the girls easel examples are just fab, so why not nip over and take a look.

Tuesday 8 March 2011

A Spoon Full of Sugar - Challenge 142

                             Good morning, the sun is shining!!
Time for a new A Spoon Full of Sugar challenge and this week we would like to see anything with a vintage/shabby chic theme.
Now I made a complete ooppsie last week, I made this card and then saw the challenge on the blog saying 'tags' OMG I'd got the wrong week lol!!!  Serves me right for not reading things properly!
Anyhow, I struggle big time with vintage so went for the shabby chic theme, thinking florals, lace, pearls etc, the papers that I've used were freebies with one of my magazines, pearls and lace were in my stash and the organza flower is one of my latest experiments!  Yes I'm making my own flowers and really loving it, and so is everyone that sees them (making a lot of hair accessories which are proving pretty popular, will show some piccies soon).
We have a wonderful sponsor who has donated a scrummy prize and the girls have as always made gorgeous examples, so don't forget to take a peek!

Thursday 3 March 2011

Chairsma Cardz - Four Legged Friends

Good morning, I am full of cold, my nose is constantly dripping like a tap and I feel pretty crappy, but life goes on and -
We have a new challenge over at Charisma Cardz and this week the theme of Four Legged Friends was chosen by yours truly!
I used a freebie download image from SJ's Little Musings which was pre-coloured, I just pinked up the ears a little more.
We have some fabby prizes and the girls have made wonderful examples so please go check them out.

I had to pick Lillie up from school yesterday as she was apparantly 'unwell', but was fine once home.  She does have that annoying dry cough that once you get it you can't get rid of it for ages, which is in turn pulling on her tummy and making that ache.  But I have sent her in today despite floods of tears, some might say cruel i.e. my mum but she has done this twice before, once with me having to apologise and have the day off of work only for her to get home and be fine and want to eat all afternoon!!  After telling her if she had a problem at school she should tell someone, she said she 'hated school and didn't want to go', it seems that being World Book Day her class are reading to some of the younger children and the last time they did this she was paired up with a boy who constantly hit her despite a teacher sitting near them!  I've had a word with her TA and they are going to keep an eye on her and see how it goes.
Oh the fun of being a parent!
Right off to blow my nose!  Lol!!!