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Hello Fellow Crafters

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.


Sunday, 20 January 2013

get well teddy card


As you all know by now I love bugaboo stamps..
And as I needed a get well card for a little boy with chickenpox the teddy nurse image was ideal.

Catch the bug challenge is a bingo theme this time, I used bugaboo image, ribbon,sentiment.
cupcake inspirations theme is blue,white and brown as is 2 sisters
broken box stock wants a get well card
here comes the boys also has a bingo board and I've used blue,free and image

this card has been entered into:-

catch the bug - bingo -ends 26th jan
cupcake inspiriation - blue,white and brown - ends 26th jan
2 sisters - blue,white and brown - ends 25th jan
Broken box stock - get well - ends 31st jan
here comes the boys - bingo board - ends 3rd feb

Friday, 18 January 2013

Day 7 and the last day

Yes its day 7 and that means its the last day of bugaboo birthday bash week,

today they wanted you to add texture to your card.

I have used the friday freebie which is Birthday doodle block (But you dont have to) and coloured it in purple and brown to match my card.
I have added ribbon,velvet circles,clear buutons and wood grain embossed card to give it lots of texture.

male card for day 6

Day 6 at bugaboo's birthday bash is to make a card for a male.

I've used lil dude image and have used papers from the rich blue paper pack from Papermania.

Thursday, 17 January 2013

Days 2,3,4 and 5 of bugaboo's birthday bash

Sorry, been busy at work and not had time to post.
here are my cards for day 2,3,4 and 5 at Bugaboo's birthday bash

Day 2 of the birthday bash at Bugaboo was a sketch but they want to see 3 of something on your card.

I have use heels - daisy for my image and  and added 3 stars to one corner and 3 stars on dots to the other.

Day 3 of the birthday bash was to use Black and white with a pop of colour.

I have used Skelekinz - cupcake as my image and just added a bit of red.

Day 4 and it was time for bingo or pick 3 in a row and they also gave you a free digi to use if you liked.

my row is bugaboo image - pink - bling. I have made this card so it can open at the front and back to add a gift card.
I'm not a big bling person but have added a pink gem to each corner of the envelope.(hope this counts)
You can buy this image from bugaboo and its happy birthday envelope

Day 5 and its time for a laugh so make a funny card.

Well I just love this image of mildred with her chocolates.

these cards have been entered into Bugaboo birthday bash challenges.

Saturday, 12 January 2013

Happy 3rd Birthday Bugaboo.

Yes its bugaboo's 3rd birthday.
they are having a week long celebration..

For todays challenge at catch the bug its anything birthday..
and as tomorrow is my son-in-laws birthday I thought I would share it with you all.

ths is JJ carpenter wrench coloured with promarkers and matt and layered with navy and pearl cream card.

this card is being entered into:-

bugaboos birthday bash - saturday anything birthday

Wednesday, 9 January 2013

giant gift tags

I've been busy making giant gift tags for the family..

Ive used Bugaboo digi images and my C/M cutting system and used my promarkers to colour them all in.

ABC christmas wants to see animals on your items this time.
anything but a card wants to see things with wings
I love promarkers wants to see tags  so these are ideal
Created with love wants to see anything but a card
CHNC dosen't want to see Santa.
Sweet stampin christmas want cold and frosty
Sandy's crafty creations is anything goes with a twist
Use your stuff wants to see circles
Top tip Tuesday wants to see fur or feathers

So this is the first lot of giant tags I'll add more as the year goes on.

so these tags are entered into :-
ABC christmas  - A is for Animals
Top tip tuesday - fur or feathers
Anything but a card - things with wings
Created with love - anything but a card
I love promarkers - tags 
CHNC - Santa's in hiding.
Use your stuff - circles
Sweet stampin christmas - cold and frosty
Sandy's crafty creations - anything goes with a twist

think thats enough challenges for these tags..

Sunday, 6 January 2013

Bugaboo Snowmen

I'm a huge fan of Bugaboo stamps and really like the snowmen at the moment.

so here is a few snowmen cards made from using the

and they go nicely with
Sparkles christmas challenge for January which is snowmen.


this card is being entered into:-

Sparkles christmas challenge - snowmen

Saturday, 5 January 2013

teddy with flowers

I'm abit late today having trouble in blog land...

Anyway my card for today is for:-

Crimbo Crakers who want to see decoupage on your card.
CHNC Who dosen't want to see Santa on your card

This card has been made from another of the Fizzy moon pads I got at Christmas this pad is called traditional Christmas.

This card has been entered into:-

Crimbo Crackers - challenge 32 decoupage

Friday, 4 January 2013

monochrome snowman

Hello again.

I'm getting good at this four days four posts..

Today I have another snowman card for you. and its for these challenges:-

I love Promarkers challenge whos theme is monochrome
Christmas at sweet stampin challenge who for there first challenge has an anything goes theme
Sandy's crafty creations  who has an anything goes with a twist...(see blog for details)
CHNC who also has an anything goes theme and an extra January challenge also anything goes
Chocolate, coffee and cards - snowmen theme

Paper and image are from Bugaboo stamps and are frosty  papers and a cute snowman ornament 1
coloured with my promarkers cyan and pastel blue with a hint of bright orange and pastel yellow.
Sentiment came from hobbycraft on one of many visits.

this card has been entered into:-

I love promarkers - monochrome
Christmas at sweet stampin challenge - anything goes
Sandy's crafty creations - anything goes with a twist
CHNC - anything goes
Chocolate,coffee and cards - snowmen

Thursday, 3 January 2013


Hello fellow crafters.

Today my card is not a card its a money wallet, as we give vouchers to the teenagers and young adults in our family I need to make a few and as I had a some spare time today I thought would make a start.

this project is for:-

Anything but a card   who's theme is anything goes
The craft garden  who wants to see atleast 50% red.
ABC Christmas challenges who has Z for Zoo animlas theme.

I have used a money wallet template from Carol James from (craftsuprint click on the link on the sidebar).
the red papers are from  dovecraft back to basics christmas and fuzzy moon christmas for her, and the cute little hippo is a digi from bugaboo stamps.
I used my promarkers to colour in the hippo and the colours used are:-
 Cool grey 2
berry red

this project is being entered into:-

Anything but a card - challenge 9 anything goes
CHNC - extra January challenge
ABC christmas challenges - Z for Zoo animals

Wednesday, 2 January 2013

Fizzy Moon decoupage pad

Hello my card today is for:-

 Craftyhazelnuts Christmas challenge.  this weeks theme is anything goes

I was given 4 Fizzy Moon Christmas decoupage pads for Christmas and this image is from the Christmas for Her set.

I inked the edges of the paper with my berry red promarker and used pinflair glue for the decoupage.attached to the card blanke and added a sentiment.

This card has been entered into:-

Craftyhazelnuts christmas challenge - ch#105 anything goes

Tuesday, 1 January 2013

First Christmas Card of 2013

Hi everyone...

So I've made a start on my christmas cards for this year...

My first card  is for:-

 Sparkles Christmas Challenge The theme this month is Snowmen and you can enter upto 3 times

Craftyhazelnuts christmas challenge  has an extra challenge running in January and you can enter as many times as you like

I have used Bugaboo digi papers frosty they come in 3 colours red,blue and green.
The digi image is also from bugaboo and is called snowman ornament 5

I inked the edges of the snowflake paper with my holly promarker and layered frosty paper onto silver card and then added a green Christmas banner.
I used promarkers to colour my image the colours used are
Pastle Green
Bright Orange
Pastle Yellow

This card has been entered into:-

Spakles Christmas Challenge - ch#24 snowmen

happy new year 2013

Hello Everyone and


its been a long time since I was last here and alot has happened..

I've had the op on my hand and wrist and its now all healed but still a few aches in the cold weather..
My first grandchild was born in september and he's a lovely little chappy..

I'm going to try harder this year to keep up with my card making and knitting and will let you know how I'm going as the year goes on...

be back to post my first Christmas card later on today...