Sunday, 31 October 2010

A card for some challenges.....

Well it's been quite a while since I've done a card for some challenges, but I have been able to get one done today for some challenges...


Digi Image - Just Inklined

Papers - Dovecraft 'Noel' (from Crafty Emma's Store)

Colouring Mediums - Copics and Sakura Stardust Gold & Red

Gold Card - from stash

Ribbon - from stash

Dew Drops - Gold (from Crafty Emma's Store)

Sentiment - Done on PC

8 x 8 Card Blank - Crafty Emma's Store


I'm entering this card into the following challenges.....

Sparkles Challenge - Anything Goes

Papertake Weekly - Sparkly & Bright (It does sparkle just doesn't show so well on the pic, sorry)

ABC - G is for Glitter (glitter on one of the DP's and Sakura Stardust on image)

Fussy & Fancy - Winter Wonderland

Allsorts - Gold, Cream & a Hint of Red (maybe I have a bit too much red, not sure)

Die Cut Dreams Christmas Club - Use a Christmas Digi

One Stop Crafts - Anything Goes and Blog Hop

Our Creative Corner - Photo Inspiration (Inspired by the creams and golds)


I'll be back tomorrow with my DT card for the new Pollycraft Challenge.  Thanks for stopping by.


Joanne xxx

Saturday, 30 October 2010

CYDA Challenge #7

I can't believe we are already onto Challenge #7 over at Craft Your Days Away, where does the time go?  I can't even believe it'll be November on Monday either.

Our new challenge over at CYDA has been set by my dear SIL Mel and her challenge for you is...

We want to see white backgrounds with colour restricted to images and embellishments only please, the more white the better.
 White backgrounds always used to scare me, but after recently doing a couple myself I actually quite love the clean and crispness of them, plus the ease of not matching up DP', it's amazing what can be achieved using only a one colour background once you use textures and layers.  Anyway, the DT and GD have some gorgeous inspiration to show you over on the challenge blog so please do check them out.  Here's mine...
Digi Images - Pollycraft 'Mimi's Gift' and 'Tis The Season - Fireplace' 
Colouring Mediums - Watercolour Pencils blended with Sansador and Chalks

Embossing - Cuttlebug 'Snowflakes'

Embellishments - Ribbon and Card Candy from my stash

We welcome back our wonderful monthly sponsor..

 The winner will recieve a $10 spend in the Simon Says store with P&P paid for.

We do hope you can join us for Mel's challenge, we can't wait to see what you come up with!!
Have a lovely weekend, the sun is shining here so I hope it is for you too.  Oh and don't forget UK buddies an extra hour in bed for us tomorrow morning, the clocks 'Fall' back.
Joanne xx

Monday, 25 October 2010

Emma's Mega Candy and a catch up

My lovely buddy Emma has some awesome candy on offer for one lucky winner...

Thats over £75.00 worth of Making Memories products, who wouldn't like to win that.  Well to be in with a chance you need to pop over to Emma's Blog grab the candy piccie, add it to your blog in the side bar spreading the word about her mega candy, then nip back to Emma's blog and leave a link with Mr Linky, you can also get a second entry if you also add her shop logo and link to you blog too.  Candy ends on Friday 12th November at 8:00 p.m.


Well it's been a while since I had a catch up on how things are going.  I'm really enjoying my new job can't believe it's been virtually 2 months since I started and I seem to be settling in quite nicely now and know much more about what I am doing.  Unfortunately today has been a bad day and start to the week as my journey to work this morning turned into a nightmare when a lorry decided he wanted to move into my lane at a roundabout damaging the drivers side of my car and ripping off the front bumper, my headlight was totally missing and can only presume this remained attached to the lorry some how, I say presume because the lorry just carried on his way at a great rate of knots so quickly that I never got a chance to get his registration.  And despite it being rush hour and busy not one person stopped to see if I was ok or help, busy people with busy lives I guess.  All I can hope for now is that either the driver realises he's hit someone and reports it within the next 24 hours, the police find CCTV evidence or a witness comes forward.  I find it hard to believe that the lorry hadn't felt or heard anything as we're not talking a little scrape but I've never been in a lorry so I wouldn't know how easy it is to take someone's car out and not realise.  The main thing is I wasn't hurt, just shaken up and this evening I found out that the car can be repaired and all parts are ordered so I should hopefully have my car back in a week.  So that's been my eventful day, don't want to see another one like this again thats for sure.

Hope everyone is keeping well.

Catch up again soon.


Joanne xx

Sunday, 24 October 2010

Pollycraft's Secret Stamps Candy

10 awesome prizes available to celebrate 1000 followers to the Tales from Pollycraft blog.

FIRST PRIZE (worth over £60!)

This prize alone is worth over £40!!

Plus Paula is also throwing in a £20 voucher from Quixotic Paperie so you can buy yourself some yummy bits and bobs to help you create with your new stamps!!
Then there is 9 more prizes up for grabs!!
Pop over to the Tales from Pollycraft blog to see how to enter. Closing date is Saturday 20th November.

Monday, 18 October 2010

Pollycraft Challenge #66

Happy Monday to you all!!

It's time for the next challenge over at Pollycraft which has been set this week by Becky....

Green, Purple & ONE Other

I love green and purple as a combo and the choice is yours for the third colour, for my DT inspiration for you I have chosen white as my third colour.....


Digi Image - Pollycraft 'Winter Elves - Devotion'

Colouring Mediums - Copics & Promarkers

Papers - Scraps left over from last year

Punches - Snowflakes (Fiskars) and Leaves (MS - Frond Leaf)

Poinsettia - From Crafty Emma's Store


Please check out all the other gorgeous DT creations over on the challengeblog.  We do hope you'll be able to join us for this colour combo challenge, we can't wait to see your creations.

Have a great day!!


Joanne xxx

Saturday, 16 October 2010

CYDA Challenge #6

Good Morning All!!

Ooohhh it's a lovely sunny start here today, though certainly chilly.  It's time for the next challenge over at Craft Your Days Away which this week has been set by our lovely Jackie with a yummy recipe...

1 CIRCLE (at least)

What a fab recipe and the DT and GD have all whisked up gorgeous makes to help inspire you with this recipe so please do check them out, here's mine...


Digi Images - Pollycraft 'Marley's Bauble' and 'Mimi's Gift'

Papers - Dovecraft 'Christmas Fancy' (from Crafty Emma's Store)

Colouring Mediums - Copics, Promarkers and Watercolour Pencils blended with Sansodor (for body detail)

Giant Sentiment - Pollycraft 'Christmas Roundabouts'
Ribbon - From stash

Brad - Dovecraft 'Christmas Fancy' (Birthday present from DT buddy Jane)


We do hope you'll be able to join us for this fortnights challenge, we can't wait to see what you can cook up with the recipe.

Have a lovely weekend and hope you are able to Craft Your Days Away!!


Joanne xxx

Tuesday, 5 October 2010

Pollycraft Challenge #64

Oh my goodness apologies for my late posting for the new Pollycraft Challenge, the post was scheduled but when I realised this evening that it hadn't posted and checked the scheduling out I'd accidently put it to post on the 14th   So here it is now....

Pollycraft Challenge #64

The challenge over on the Pollycraft Challenge blog this week has been set by Lisa and the theme is...


A nice easy one for you this week!!

The DT have come up with lots of gorgeousness to help inspire you this week and here is mine...

I made this set of invitations for a work colleague who wanted some 'Gothic' type invites for her daughters birthday sleepover.


Digi Image - Pollycraft - Cherry Kisses Frames

Papers - Dovecraft
Colouring Mediums - Copics & Promarkers

Ribbon & Dew Drops from stash


We do hope you'll be able to join us for this weeks challenge!!


Joanne xxx

Saturday, 2 October 2010

CYDA Challenge #5

Good Morning All!!

Oh my goodness I really have been neglecting my little old blog, still trying to get to a happy medium with f/t work and crafting, I'm sure I will get there eventually.  I'm starting to settle in at work now so hopefully things will soon come together, I'm sure this weekends golf on the TV will allow me plenty of time to get crafting.  Enjoyed my first night out with work colleagues last night, we had a lovely meal and then a few drinks and a little boogie at one of the local pubs.  Was shattered by the time I got home at 10 o'clock as we'd all gone out straight from work.

Anyway I do have a make to show you for the latest challenge over at CYDA which this time round is...


I nearly didn't have anything to show you as my dear little cat Felix decided he rather liked all the ribbons and bits on my my original make and just had to have it as a toy, the little so and so, it was beyond repair. But as luck would have it, I found another I had made sometime ago that wasn't finished completely on the decoration side....

So I've decorated it up a bit.  It's nothing like my original which I much preferred but it's still kind of cute and pretty.

It was made from papers by Funky Fairys (which no longer trades), I have added lace, a fancy bow and a button all from my stash.

The button in real life doesn't look quite so blue as it does in the photo.

We do hope you'll be able to join us for our latest 'Baby' challenge, we can't wait to see what you make.

Enjoy your weekend!!


Joanne xxx

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