Saturday, December 31, 2011

Waving Hello to 2012 !!

It sure looks like she is waving !!! hehe she just loves to move her hands around a lot !!!! hehe !!!

I just wanted to say an big thank you to you all for your lovely comments and emails. They are so very appreciated !!! My posts have been scheduled and are very generic so I just wanted to pop this one out here to thank you all !!

I wish you all a very very happy New Year, may 2012 bring you all as much joy as 2011 brought me. No you don't all have to have a baby !!! hehe !!!

Here's to a great crafting year too !!!!

Friday, December 30, 2011

True Friends

This week at Crafts 4 Eternity your challenge is to feature a quote. I love this stamp !!! Its a quote from Eleanor Roosevelt and the words are so lovely.

I used some heart lace that I bought two years ago and never used !!! I just dint want to cut it !!! I know........... but when its gone I cant get any more !!! Paper is a Nitwit one, I had to add bling and flowers !!! I was after a clean simple card so the words were the focus. I have used this stamp a few times before its one of fav's !!

So one more day left of the year !!! Just where did it go ???? Hope you all have a wonderful New Years Eve, don't drink too much !!! hehe !!! Well .............. Happy New Year to you all !!!

Hope you like it !!! Come and join us in our challenge !!!
Happy crafting

Monday, December 26, 2011

My Xmas baby !!!

Hi there everyone !!!!

Well my little girl finally made an appearance Xmas Eve !!!! Here she is, Isabella Louisa Debrah Gaze, weighed in at 8lb 10z and arrived at 00:49 !!! I always said it was going to be Xmas Eve right from the first moment I knew I was pregnant !!!!

Thank you everyone for the kind cards, gifts emails and good wishes. I so appreciate them. it has really touched me.

I will be back with more soon, we are cooking for the family today !!! 2 days old and we have a house full ! Might as well start as we mean to go on !!
Hugs to all and Merry Xmas !!!

Flowers for your birthday

This week at Forever friends our challenge is a Sketch

I used a Marianne doily die to make the shape for the back of the image, I tried to make it a little different than just a plain rectangle, so used two cuts together to make the backing !!! A bit of bling but essentially a more clean and simple card than I have been making recently !!!!

Happy crafting everyone !!

Friday, December 23, 2011

Oops ............

Oh no the tree !!!! I just love this image its from Digi Doodles and they are sponsoring the challenge this week at Crafts 4 Eternity !!! The challenge this week is to use dry or heat embossing ! I just hope that with three dogs and another visiting 3 days a week our tree stays upright !!!!

I made a very simple card this week so that the image was the focus of the card, the dry embossing is the top half of the card, snowflakes. To be honest this took me hours !!! My mojo just isn't working so I didn't get the other card I wanted to make today done !! Ah well tomorrow is another day !!!

So tomorrow is Xmas Eve !!! How exciting !!! All the men will be rushing around the towns finding presents us ladies really don't need/want cos they hadn't listened to us all year round when we dropped hints !!! The children will all be awake too late with their excitement and us parents end up staying up later than we would wish to get those presents under the tree !! Still there is always Santa's snifter to down and his mince pie to eat !!!

Well I wish you all the world over a very Happy Christmas and hope that your holiday is a good one, with lots of laughter and cheer.

Sunday, December 18, 2011

We three Kings

Well this time its Pinky's turn to set the challenge for the Christmas Card club !!! Her challenge was to make a religious card ............. well I had nothing at all that isn't cutsie and would be suitable !!! I ended up using a Craft Creations image and I figured red and gold would go well with it !! The ribbon I got from the Pound Shop !! I just couldn't resit it !!! So here my card is !!! Thanks for the challenge Pinky !!

Next time our challenge is set by Carol and Anything goes !!!! If you fancy joining us email any one of us, you can find a list of us all on my sidebar !!

Friday, December 16, 2011

The Blues ..........

No she hasn't got the blues just the card is in blues !!!! hehe !!!
I was sent this amazing Magnolia image by a friend and just had to colour her in as soon as I received it !!! She is so lovely !!

This week at Crafts 4 Eternity our challenge is to use WIRE, BEADS and a METAL CHARM .......
Mmm I had no wire to make any shapes with or anything so I had to settle with the wire buttefly. (Not that butterflies are around in the snow !!!) The beads are wired too but not that you can tell, all around the flowers. And my charm well where to put it ........... in the end I settled for hanging it off my snowflake Xmas dec !!! it worked and I was suprised !!! This card too me all afternoon to make as I just couldn't get a result I was happy with. funny how some take an hour and others days !!! The trees I have had ages, I glittered them up and they have been in and out the cupboard ....... but today I edged them with blue ink and voila !!

Anyway hope you like it !! Come by and join in our challenge !

Monday, December 12, 2011

Roses are Red

Ooh I just loved this card when I had finished it !!! This fortnight at Forever Friends the challenge theme is Roses are red !!! So ........... I found this F/F paper and image on my Cd and fell in love with them both ! I used my spellbinder die I bought months ago but hadn' t used yet! Me like this one !!! The hearts are a Marinne Die and I used a Martha Stewart punch thinking trellis and roses went together !! The tag is a Dohickey one and I used a LOTV sentiment, bit of ribbon, flowers and job done !!!

Come check out the challenge our sponsor this week is I am Roses .

Hope you like it too !!

Friday, December 09, 2011

Let the Angels play

This weeks challenge at Crafts 4 Eternity is a colour challenge of red, green and beige. Well it certainly challenged me !! The beige bit anyways !!! I eventually found the paper from the Christmas Past Cd which has all three colours on !!! Brill !!!

The image is a LOTV one and I used a Go-Kreate die cutting it down for the greeting to peek out from the ribbon !!! I was so pleased when I found the glittery holly leaves !! I have loads of these in my things in the USA but couldn't find any here till I walked into The Range the other day !!! Whoop whoop !!! They really add another dimension ! No I am on a ribbon hunt as that was the last of my wide green ribbon ............. bought in Walmart last Christmas ........... (big sigh) Ah well I guess ebay here I come !!!

Have a great weekend !!

Thursday, December 08, 2011

Snuggled up close

I have had this stamp since Feb waiting to be used !!! This is my card for my other half, two mice all snuggled up close .......... sweet !!!

I coloured it using water colour pencils and added loads of glitter glue for the snow !! Papers are from Nitwits, the North pole letter is one of Whimsy Stamps new releases and I added the stockings and snowflakes which are Christmas tree decs !!! Hope he likes it !!!

Well its a rainy windy day here ............ come on snow where are you !!! Still I guess as I am so close to my due date now I really don't want it to snow just yet !!! Yep nearly down to days rather than weeks now !!! A week on Saturday !!! Yeah then choas breaks loose !!! hehe !!!

Ooh yeah........... I just my sticky paws on the new Spring Tatty Teddy CD !!! Its lovely !!! Watch out I will be making Easter cards before Xmas at this rate !!! hehe .......... well maybe one !!!

I am entering this into the challenges:
House Mouse - fuzzy and warm

Sunday, December 04, 2011

Snowman Christmas Card Club card

Hi there ladies, wow another two weeks have wizzed by !!! Here is my card for the challenge set by Vickie. Her challenge was to create a card with a snowman or snow.

I had to sneek making this card !!! I made it while my other half walked the dogs .......... 45 mins !!! hehe !!! He thinks I sat on the couch all that time !!! (Dr has told me to do nothing till baby born .............. yeah right !!!)

Papers are some I had lying around, they are bought ones but cant recall who by !! Image is a LOTV one and I printed the words on the computer, a bit of ribbon and there you go !!! A simple clean card.

Hope you all have a great weekend !!

Friday, December 02, 2011

Love is in the little things .......

Hi there !!!! This week over at C4E the challenge is to follow the sketch below !! We are sponsored this week by Ladybird Crafts Ink !!!!

I used a LOTV image and sentiment for this card. I actually made it straight after my Uncles card hence the colour combo !!! I was just so in the groove with the colours and paper !!! The flowers are the circles on the sketch ........ added to them is a Mariannes die cut heart and Dohickey tag !!! I inked up all the edges of the flowers and tag to go with the colour scheme. Hehe !!! I had everything out of the cupboards looking for my doilies tho !!! What a mess I made !!! Still its all put away now !!

My cousin has an anniversary in Jan so I reckon this will do for that occasion !!! Ooh I love being ahead !!! It wont last for long tho when the baby is here !!! hehe !!!

Have a great weekend everyone !!!