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I make over 300 Christmas cards every year for Charities, family and friends so you will find loads of Christmas cards on my blog also the odd present, gift ideas, stocking fillers and table decorations.

I hope you enjoy what you see.


Wednesday, 29 September 2010

Some of my latest items

Hi guys,

started this post yesterday but didn't get very fair

this first card was made from a digi stamp and a snowflake postcard and added a snowflake brad.really like the colours on this one..

Kerrie asked for a penguin gate fold card for christmas had fun doing this one and I think it turned out well.

And this last set are my Recycled ATC's for the swap over on cardmaking downloads..
Everything had to recycled no new bits....I really had so much fun making these...would like to do this theme again.....

have made several more ATC's..but camera has been playing up so will try to add more over the weekend...

Thursday, 23 September 2010

some more returns.

Sorry I'm late in posting more of my returns..
anyway here they are.
This first ATC was done by my special friend Ali (from Ali's ATC Swap Stop) as a thank-you for joining in the swap..This is a subject close to many peoples hearts.
Thank-you Ali. is lovely..
this set of ATC's were my returns from CMD monthly swap which was as you can see 'back to school' they are fab...
My thanks for these go to:-Spyder, Tina and a very talented Marian for the cross-stitched ATC.
Next we have mt returns from ATC Swapper who's theme was summer sports
My thanks go to:-
Sue, Julie,Cathy and Gina. thank you ladies they are great
Now we have a couple of returns from swap-bot
the first is my return for
Speak, hear and see no evil...just love the Christmas trees..
thank you Colleen
and these are my returns from 'Newbie or not'
and my thanks go to:-
butterfly blue 6 and jj9jj..

And I would to say a warm welcome to my new followers:-
Kimberly Jones
Oh Sew Addicted

Tiff and friends go Trick and treating

I made this card for Spyders competition over at Spyder's corner...

you have to make a card using one of her images.....

I have a few that I like so have used them all...

in total I've used 7 images.

Friday, 17 September 2010

More swaps received.

Time to show a few swaps that I have received..

this first set is from The Stampman the theme for August was Time..

My thanks go to Sammy Pengelly, Zoechoas and Craftygardener

thank you Ladies they are wonderfull

Then we have 'My Fauriote things' from Spyders August swap at Cardmaking and Papercraft

My thanks go to...Dawn, Piglet, Nanty Lornar and Caro
All are lovely...thank you

and then we have my first September return.
this is from Joanne Sheen forum swap.the theme was think Pink.
Bono thank you for my fab swap..

Wednesday, 15 September 2010

new style of ATC's

A new style of ATC

I made this ATC by re-sizing a push-pull card to make an ATC.

Here are some other ATC's I've made by re-sizing card templates.

First we have a two different Easel ATC's

the top one is the first new style ATC I made...

Second we have a Tri-fold ATC

third we have a rocker ATC

Fourth we have the four stepper ATC's
which at the moment I think are my favourites.

All of this re-sizing cards to make ATC's was because of my good friend Ali.(who is as made about ATC's as I am check out her atc blog here) I had been making a lot of Easel cards and needed to make my ATC's for a swap and she asked if it made a change from making Easel cards and jokingly I said what makes you think there not Easel ATC's. So that evening I made one just for her..and that's how it all started.

So a big Thank-you Ali.

You can find a couple of ATC templates here.

Tuesday, 14 September 2010

Some ATC's....for a change

I Have been catching up with the Atc's I need to make and post this month.

First we have a brand new swap over at
Ali's ATC swap,
the theme is T.V. and Movies.
you still have time to join in with this swap so if your interested pop on over and take part.

Second we have Spyder's month swap over on
cardmaking and papercraft
which this month is vintage and or Egyptian.

Third we have
Addicted to ATC's which this month is school days.

Fourth we have
ATC swappers with tea/coffee break for this months swap

Fifth we have
Card making downloads
which was back to school..these were sent of ages ago..

Sixth we have
Fennedwards with all that glitters...

I don't do glitter My girls made these for me..

Seventh was a
swap-bot swap which was Clouds

so now I only have the
stampman swap to go which is 'The Look'.

Friday, 10 September 2010

Mushroom Mouse House Challenge

Hers is my entry into Spyders Mushroom Mouse House Challenge.

its such a cute image.

If you would to join in pop over to Spyders Blog for details.

Thursday, 9 September 2010

Cracker Template.

Hi Guys,

It wont be long before its Christmas, and if like me you love to make and decorate your table.
I found the ideal Party Favour box.

Debbie over at Craftystash as designed a template for a cracker favour box.
It is simple and easy to follow.

I made this cracker this morning in about an hour...

While you over on her site why not check out this months competition use this template to make a card or altered art image
Join the forum and chat to a great bunch of friendly ladies.
and this is just one of her fantastic freebie's she has on her site...

Monday, 6 September 2010

august swap returns

I have another 2 sets of my August swaps back.

The first set are from Fennedwards August swap the theme was 'beside the seaside'

my thanks go to :-
Helen Nile, Elaine Greaves and Sonia Jones.

The second set of swaps are from Addicted to ATC's where the theme was make a splash.

my thanks for this set of swaps goes to:-

Paul Ford,Janet Robson and Andrea Heath.

They are all lovely thank you ladies and Gentleman

Saturday, 4 September 2010

mega Swap at Swap-bot

I joined a Mega Swap over on Swap-bot
I needed to make 20 ATC's for 20 partners.
I have made a few different styles, but I would say that I enjoyed making the Stepper waterfall ATC's the most

Thursday, 2 September 2010

Stepper Waterfall ATC's

Here is a few more of my lastest ATC's

The humming bird ATC is made using a download from Crafty stash
The little girls with flowers and the little teddie ATC's are both downloads from CMD

I would also like to say a big Hello to Bits4cards and eryderuk for becoming new followers to my blog..thanks.

sunflower freebie

New freebie over at just inklined

Card Making with Imag-e-nation

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