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Wednesday, May 30

Elphine House Australia - Sketch Challenge

 Hi, i hope your all having a great week so far for a new Elphine House Australia Challenge!

The challenge is thid fab sketch from janneke!
You can flip it, turn it, whatever you want but we must see the sketch in there somewhere.

As always to enter our challenge you have to use a Elisabeth Bell image. Any of her images count and there are so many out there! The prize is two Elphine House Australia Stamps! You must go have a look in the EHA store and check out all the newest stamps, they are all just gorgeous!

Here is my card. I used this same image on the last card i posted..didnt plan that out well!!

 Here is my card recipe
Image - EHA Fairy Faye Make a Wish
Papers- MME
Die/punches - Martha Stewart punch Swirling Lace and beaded oval nestie. 
Embellishments - Flowers from WOC, gems, tulle and pins all from stash

I would like to enter the following challenges -

Wild Orchid Crafts - Bingo (wings, bling and pink)
The Cutie Pie Challenge - Dies and Punches

That it for now, hope you have a fab day! Remember to pop over to join in our challenge at the Elphine House Blog!
Take Care,

Monday, May 28

Fairy Faye!

Hi, I hope you have all enjoyed the gorgeous sun we are having in the Uk right now. Yesterday i had the most relaxing day sitting in the sun...with plenty of suncream i may add! I burn really easily and got enough wrong with me without having sun burn in the mix!
Well Carries Flower Girls dress arrived on Saturday and is the perfect fit. Its just gorgeous, she looked perfect!
I had one of those moments of "oh my god, where has my baby girl gone" as i stood looking at her. They grow up so fast its unbelievable!

 Today have got one of the newest Elphine House Australia stamps called Fairy Faye Make a Wish. As with all Elisabeth Bells images she is just so adorable. I am not sure if i like this card or not. Its not a colour combo i use a lot so it might grow on me! Think its too dark for me.

Card Recipe...
Image - EHA Fairy Faye Make a Wish (links above)
Papers are MME from the Lost and Found 2 collection. 
Dies/punches - Nellie Snellen corner dies and oval nestie.
Embellishments - Tulle, pearls, flowers etc are all from my stash. Although the white pom pom ribbon was out a free gift from a magazine.

Here is another few views of the card...and still not sure i like this one!
I would like to enter into the following challenges;

Totally Gorgeous - Something new. ( brand new stamp and papers)
I love Promarkers - Die cuts
Whoopsi Daisy - Fairy Magic

Thanks for having a look. I will be back late tomorrow night with the new challenge at Elphine House.
Hope you all have a lovely start to the week. Let hope the lovely weather continues, even for a couple more days at least!
Take Care,

Wednesday, May 23

Make a Wish!

Hi Its just a quick post tonight. Still not feeling great and this chest infection is not shifting, slightly better but still there. I have also gave my poor Mum it and she sounds awful. I have also spent the day searching for a Flower Girls dress for Carrie. She is a flower girl in the Gala Day this year. They do it so its the Primary 3's who get the chance of being the Flower Girls/Page Boy so she will only get this one chance so want her to be lovely and really enjoy it. Its not until July but i want to get the dress in plenty time in case it needs the size altered. Carrie is more interested in what Tiara she will wear though!

I am just here to post this card i just made for the fun of it. I really love Mo's Digital Pencil digi's and have got lots saved on my computer that i haven't used yet so this is one i bought a few weeks ago.
She really is cute with her little bent inwards legs!
Card Recipe
Papers - Yes you guessed it..MME last and found 2 collection (just bought the big 12x12 180 page pad a few weeks ago and hate cutting them!) Edges inked in Old Paper Distress ink.
Dies/punches - Butterfly punch and a pre punched border i was given so dont know the name.
Embellishments - Flowers from WOC, chain, charm and gems from my stash.

I would like to enter the following challenges.

Sweet Stamps - Anything goes
Stamptacular Sunday - In The Garden

Well thats it from me tonight. We had such beautiful weather today here in Sunny Scotland but at dinner time we had a thunder and lightening with the heaviest rain i have seen in a while.
 I got my DT stamps from EHA today..oh they are adorable! Watch this space to check out the stamps! Hopefully will have one posted tomorrow night.

Sunday, May 20

SOS - My latest Pins

Good morning!

Just a quick post to join in with the SOS post over at Sugar Nellie!

A few weeks ago they started to Share on Sunday, where everyone joins in and posts our finds on Pinterest this week!

I was looking for some inspiration for book marks/tags and found these...Totally gorgeous. Have a look at the link below the pictures as her site is amazing, very shabby chic/vintage style. Her charm bracelets are stunning too.

 (Source - Andrea Singarella)
 (Source - Andrea Singarella)

These are a great idea and you ca n find a tutorial for this if you follow the source link below. Clever idea!
(Source - Fabyoubliss)

I have to share this with you. Last night i couldnt sleep and added to my new board "Memories from my childhood" i came across these...

Waterful Ring-Toss...mines always leaked onto my bed!Speak and spell, loved this! 
yip, leg warmers with the skates!
Didnt we think we were cool with our Leg Warmers with the Skates! Pop over to here to have a look at my other blasts from the past pins and more.

Hope your having a great Sunday. Its lovely and sunny here in Scotland today and i am still not feeling great. For those that have managed to keep up with my hospital visits, the visit on Thurdsay was not the best news ever. I am still destroying my own Red Cells and my bloods are not as good as they were a few weeks ago. This might be because i have been ill with the sickness bug then flu which has went into a Chest Infection. So its the usual story..."wait and see!" I think that must be the most used line that doctors use!
I am off to make a card and maybe get it posted later on!

Happy pinning!

Saturday, May 19

Candy Winner

Hi Ladies, Before i announce the winner of my candy i want to say a great big Thank You to everyone that entered. I have been visiting all your blogs and still got some to check out! 

Now for the winner..I used to pull a number and the winner is...

Congratulations Anne, Please give send me a email ( with your address for me to post the candy to!

Hope your all having a lovely weekend!
Thanks again everyone for entering!

Thursday, May 17

Its Candy Time!!!

Hi, Well i have not held a candy before and thought it was time to say a "Thanks" to everyone that pops in to see my creations and leaves such lovely comments, whether your a follower or not!
I have got a Honeysuckle Vine Die from Memory Box, flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts and a few lengths of ribbon for you.
Fancy some candy?? If so...
Link below using the blue frog, 
Be or become a follower of my blog,
Please add a picture of my candy to your blog side bar with a link back to my blog to spread to word!
(No candy only blogs please!)

The Candy will be open till May 19th and the winner will be picked by!
Thank You and Good Luck!

Wednesday, May 16

Elphine House Australia Challenge - Alter it

 Its that time for a new Elphine House Australia Challenge!

The challenge is to Alter it!
I am really looking forward to see all your altered bits and pieces!

As always to enter our challenge you have to use a Elisabeth Bell image. Any of her images count and there are so many out there! The prize is two Elphine House Australia Stamps! You must go have a look in the EHA store and check out all the stamps available now, the collection is really building up and i love them all!

(warning - a little picture heavy!!!)
For this challenge i have altered a Cigar Box with the gorgeous Daisy sitting on the top.

Image - Daisy (Sitting), Elphine House Australia 
Papers - MME lost and found 2 (yes i do have a thing for MME papers!)
Dies - Tim Holtz Paper Rosette Die, Scalloped Circle Nestie
Embellishments - Lace, ribbon, pearls buttons, beading and tulle all from my stash.
The metal handle was recycled from a old CD storage box.

I would like to enter into the following challenges;
Simon Says Stamp and Show - Anything Goes
Love To Create - Bingo - Buttons, Lace and Die Cuts
Crafty Emmas Challenge - Anything Goes (Sad to see its the last challenge!)

Thanks for stopping by. I hope you can pop over the EHA blog to check out the DT girls creations and join in our challenge.
I am off to get a Lemsip as i have now got a cold with a temperature and aching body. I have just got rid of the sickness bug too. I have got the Hematology clinic on Thursday, fingers crossed  this has not knocked my bloods off and my blood count has managed to stay up. I am so would be so happy if this AIHA episode is over with.
Thanks again, 

Monday, May 14

Have a peek!

Hi, Hope you have all enjoyed your weekend and welcome to my new followers! I have spent the last 5 days nursing the kids as the have had a sickness bug. I thought i had escaped it but no such luck! The one thing i cant stand is being sick. Carrie still has a bit of a temperature so is off school today and will most likely take a few days to get over it.

This is just a quick post with a card i made just for the fun of it. I won this stamp a while back along with the rest of the collection. They are so adorable but i am ashamed to say that i dont use them as much as i should..they are gorgeous!
Card Recipe
Image - Elisabeth Bell (SCACD) Peekers
Papers - My Minds Eye Lost and Found 2 
Dies - Marianne design flourish, Tim Holtz Paper Rosette
Embellishments - Handmade pins, Tulle, Lace and Seam binding and pearls are all from my stash.

Here is a closer picture of the image.  Sorry for rubbish picture, it did look ok when i added the focus blur when picture was bigger..

I would like to enter these challenges with this card. 
Craftymess challenge - Pink and Cute
2 Sister Challenges - Make it Girly
The Squirrel and the Fox - One for the girls
Inspire Me Friday - Anything Goes
Stamping For the Weekend - 4 or More layers
Charisma Cardz - Pink and Girly 

Well thats me off for the day. I am going to get my DT projects uploaded and will have a quick look around   my new followers blogs.

Sunday, May 6

Crafty Calendar Challenge - Things with Wings!!

Good Morning..a very early good morning. Its 7.30am on a Sunday morning! I am up to get my CCC post done. All day yesterday i was trying to get David and the kids off the laptop so i could get my post done...they all had some reason or other of why they needed my laptop. I would have been more patient but in this house hold is 2 i-pads, 2 net-books, a PC,  i pod touch and my old laptop! Why they had to use my laptop was beyond me. 
They all complain about the state of the laptop at times. Its usually got post it notes stuck around the screen, lumps of glue, glitter, a few stray sticky pads! God knows how i make as much mess but i am rather good at it!!
Okay, enough rambling! Today is the start of Mays challenge at Crafty Calendar.
The theme this month is "Things with Wings" with the optional choice of using some acetate.
The winner will receive a $15 gift certificate to use at Whimsy Stamps!
I just love the new Elisabeth Bell stamps that Whimsy have released...just adorable!

Here is my DT card for the challenge...
Card Recipe
DP - First Edition Isabella paper, Pink cardstock
Dies/Punches - Memory box honeysuckle vine, Marianne design flourishes
Embossing folder - Floral Cuttlebug folder
Embellishments - Flowers from Wild Orchid Craft, Pink satin ribbon, white seam binding (pulled middle thread to gather it in), gems and charm all from my own stash.

I would like to enter these challenges also;

Craftymess Challenge - Pink and Cute
4 Crafty Chics - Favourite embellishment ..(flowers! what would we do without them!)
My Mums Craft Shop - Embossing
Anything Goes Challenge - Things with Wings

Thanks for stopping by and leaving such lovely comments, they are really appreciated!

Wednesday, May 2

Daisy, Daisy!

Its time for the new Elphine House Australia Challenge!

The challenge this time round is "Everything is coming up Daisies!
We are looking for all your lovely daisy flowers on your cards.

As always to enter our challenge you have to use a Elisabeth Bell image. Any of her images count and there are so many out there! The prize is two Elphine House Australia Stamps! You must go have a look in the EHA store and check out the newest stamps added to the collection and they are all adorable!

Image - Elphine House Australia - Carrie, Thoughtful Breeze, coloured with Promarkers.
Dies/punches - X cut border,Tim Holtz vintage lace, cuttlebug flowers, Marianne Design flourish die, Spellbinders oval for sentiment. 
Embellishments - Flowers cuttlebug die , lace and gems from stash and sentiment from Beatrix Potter sentiment dies.


I would like to enter the following challenges with my card;

Craft Room Challenge - Emboss it!
Deep Ocean Challenge - Dies and Punches!
Oldie but a Goodie - Die cuts and punches ( My cuttlebug flower die and embossing folder were one of my first crafty buys!!)
Papertake Weekly - Anything Goes

Thats it from me for now....Dont forget to pop over to join us at Elphine House Australia Challenge blog!