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Monday, 31 January 2011

Pollycraft Challenge #78

Good Morning All!!

It's Monday so that means it's time for a new challenge over at Pollycraft Challenges.  Thank you to everyone who joined us for last weeks challenge, so many wonderful creations as always.  This weeks challenge has been set by Lisa, who is sadly leaving us after this challenge, wishing you all the very best Lisa in your future ventures. And Lisa's challenge for you is....

'BABY IT'S COLD OUTSIDE'

Shouldn't be too hard to think cold with the current chilly weather here in the UK.

The DT have some wonderful inspiration waiting for you over on the challenge blog so please do go and check them out.  Here's mine....


Found this to be the perfect time to use some of my xmas paper scraps teamed up with 'Bronson and Beaker Branch Out' which is currently on special offer for just 49p along with many more images over at the Pollycraft Shop.

The challenge is being sponsored this week by The Creative Cottage and the winner will recieve a £10 voucher.

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

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Don't forget tomorrow is the launch of the brand new.....


A monthly Christmas challenge blog starting the 1st February 10:00 a.m., we have some wonderful prizes lined up for the first challenge, so please join us over at the Christmas Challenge Blog from tomorrow onwards, just think how ahead you could get with your Christmas cards, gifts and decorations this year!!

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day.

Hugs

Joanne xxx

Saturday, 29 January 2011

It's the weekend so time for a card.....

Was up bnright and early this morning though it felt like a lay-in compared to the time I get up during the week...lol.  Was working in another town, Hornsea this week and found a little craft shop, gosh I could of spent up in there...lol, glad I don't work in Hornsea all of the time, but I did decided to treat myself to a new nesties set, which I couldn't wait to use this morning, so here's my card...


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

Sparkles Challenges - Recipe (5 Gems, 4 Brads, 3 Flowers, 2 Buttons and 1 Ribbon/Bow

Passion For Promarkers - Let It Shine (have used sparkly gems and buttons and sakura stardust on her wings)

Paperplay Challenges - Layer It Up

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Well it's a bright frosty day here today, popping out shopping in a mo, then hopefully I can spend an hour out in the garden this afternoon to take part in the RSPB's Big Garden Birdwatch which is happening this weekend, I try to take part every year in memory of my dad who loved wild birds, so a touch of birdwatching with my bird sheet and pen...lol.

Enjoy your weekend!!!

Hugs

Joanne xxx

Monday, 24 January 2011

Pollycraft Challenge # 77

Good Morning All!!

Hope you all enjoyed a lovely weekend.

It's time for a new challenge over at Pollycraft Monday Challenges which this week has been set by the lovely Sandra.....

BLACK, WHITE AND ONE OTHER COLOUR

We are being sponsored this week by The Secret Crafter and the winner gets to choose 3 digital images of their choice.

The DT have some wonderful inspiration waiting for you over at the challenge blog do please do check them out and here is mine....


RECIPE

Digital Image - Pollycraft 'Cherry Kisses - Flying High' (BRAND NEW AVAILABLE NOW)

Papers - Scraps stash

Colouring Medium - Promarkers

Hearts - Fiskars Shape Cutter

Embellishments - Flowers, Ribbon and Pearls all from stash


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We do hope you'll be able to join us for this weeks challenge.
Thanks for stopping by and enjoy your day!!!

Hugs

Joanne xxx

Saturday, 22 January 2011

CYDA Challenge #12

Ooops, I'm a bit late with my post today, I was busy crafting early this morning then we had to go out into Hull to do a bit of shopping and half way there I suddenly remembered I'd not done my post for the challenge...lol, but never fear I'm here now!!

WOW, WOW, WOW we had a massive 789 entries to our last challenge thats a CYDA record!!  Because we had so many wonderful entries, we have added a few extra surprises so check out the challenge blog!!

This time round over at Craft Your Days Away the challenge has been set by our lovely Shelley...

LOVE

So we want to see a wholoe lot of love going on for this challenge.  
We are being sponsored by Meljen Designs and the winner will recieve 4 digital images of their choice.  Melissa has also kindly provided some images for some of the DT to use, so don't forget to check out the awesome inspiration from the DT and our GD, here's mine....


RECIPE

Digi Image - Meljen Designs ' Teeny Mouse Hugs '

Papers - Blonde Moments

Colouring Mediums - Watercolour Pencils, blended with Sansador and Whipser Marker for faux stitching and handwritten 'Love You'.

Other Items - Corrugated burgundy card
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I'm entering this card into the following challenges...

My Time to Craft - Spots & Dots

Fab 'n' Funky - Animal Magic

Penny's Challenges - Anything Goes

Aud Sentiments Challenge - Love Theme Sentiment

Stamp Something - Cute Sommethings

Saturday Challenge - It's a Couple Thing

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

Enjoy your weekend!!

Hugs

Joanne xxx


Monday, 17 January 2011

Pollycraft Challenge #76 - Pretty Pastels

It's time for our next challenge over Pollycraft Monday Challenges.

PRETTY PASTELS

The challenge has been set by the lovely Joey who is sadly stepping down from the DT, gonna miss you hunnie,

The DT have some beautiful pastel inspiration waiting for you over at the challenge blog, so please take a look.  Here's mine...


Digi Image - Pollycraft 'Crystal Fairies - Fairy 1'

Papers - Scrap stash

Colouring Medium - Promarkers

Flowers & Pearls - From stash

Sentiment - Craftwork Cards

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There's an awesome prize for one lucky winner.....


Sonny Honeycloud has now gone digital and the winner will recieve the full digital set as seen above.

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

Hugs

Joanne xxx

Sunday, 16 January 2011

Brightening Up the Day

Good Evening All

Well they say the chilly weather is on it's way back later this week here in the UK, don't know about you but I can't wait for spring.  So in the meantime I decided to do a card using using bright and zingy colours to help brighten the wet and windy days we are currently having.


RECIPE

Stamped Image - GF 'Miss Anya'

Papers - Prima 'Paisley Road' (from Crafty Emma's Store)

Colouring Mediums - Promarkers

Punch - Martha Stewart

Ticket Die & Sentiment Stamp - Whimsy Stamps

Other Embellishments - Pearls, Flowers and Buttons all from stash

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

Sparkles Forum - Brighten Up Your Day (set by me to run for 2 weeks)

The Crafty Pad - Something New (new promarkers and papers)

The Pink Elephant - Pink, Orange & Aqua (all those colours are there but also with a few more so hope it's ok, if not no worries)

One Stitch At A Time - New (new promarkers and papers)

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 Well Charlotte got off OK and she should of hopefully landed within the past hour, just awaiting to hear from her, all depends if there was any delays etc with her connecting flight from New York.  

I'll be back in the morning with a card for the next Pollycraft Challenge.

Thanks for stopping by!!

Hugs

Joanne xxx


Saturday, 15 January 2011

Another Tilda

Been ages since I've used Tilda's on my cards until these past few weeks, I do so love them and must treat myself to some more Magnolia stamps in the coming months.  I've not used a RAK this time but dusted off one of my neglected Tilda stamps.....


RECIPE

Stamped Image - Magnolia (forgotten what it's called)
Papers - Kate Knight (free with current Cardmaking Magazine)

Colouring Medium - Promarkers

Flowers - Prima and Roses from stash

Sentiment - Whimsy Stamps

Ticket Die - Whimsy Stamps

Flower Punch - Martha Stewart

Scalloped Squares - Nestabilities in Cuttlebug

Pearls - From stash

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

Creative Inspirations - Use Something New (new Promarkers, flowers, sentiment stamp and ticket die)

Crafty Ann's - Old & New (new as above, old - stamp, punch)

Just Magnolia - My Favourite Things (flowers, Tilda stamps and Promarkers)

Stamp Something - Anything Goes

Paper Play - Cutie Patootie

Aud Sentiments - Two Words

Oldie But A Goodie - Bright and Cheerful

Totally Papercrafts - Happy Birthday (waving to my fabby ex- DT buddies xx)

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And thats all of them folks!!

Got two of the girls visiting today for night, Charlotte the youngest flies off to America tomorrow to start her new adventure working for the next 6 months for Princess Cruises, all very exciting for her.  She only got a few days notice to say she was going so all has been a bit rushed, her sister Karen is taking her to Manchester airport at the crack of sparrows tomorrow.  So we have enjoyed a yummy home cooked chinese for our tea and we are all sitting here totally stuffed now.  Best we get an early night if we want to see them off at 5 in the morning!!!

Enjoy whats left of your weekend and thanks for stopping by.

Hugs

Joanne xxx

Sunday, 9 January 2011

Multi-Challenges Card

Still trying to keep my blog ticking along without too many big gaps inbewteen postings, don't think I've done too badly so far this year, I know we're only just over a week into it...lol.  Got another sweet Tilda card for you...


RECIPE

Stamped Image - RAK

Papers - From my scraps stash

Colouring Medium - Promarkers


Ribbon & Pearls - From stash

Scalloped Circle - Nestabilities using Cuttlebug

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

Craft Your Passion - Anything Goes

Let's Ink It Up - Anything Goes

Paper Sundaes - Circles


Moving Along With The Times - Old Stash Alongside New (old = scrap papers, new = flowers & promarkers)

Fab 'n' Funky - Anything Goes

Flourishes - Flowers

Papertake Weekly - Anything Goes

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Hope you have all enjoyed a pleasant weekend!!

Hugs

Joanne xxx


Saturday, 8 January 2011

CYDA Challenge #11

It's our first challenge of 2011 over at Craft Your Days Away and our lovely Liz has chosen a nice easy theme to ease you into the crafting new year...

'ANYTHING GOES'
 All the DT and our GD Pami has come up with some awesome projects that are sure to inspire you, so please check them out over on the challenge blog.  Here's mine...


RECIPE

Paper - K & Co

Clock Kit - From Crafty Emma's Store

Flowers, Doily, Gems and Butterfly - From stash

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I so loved doing this project and the kit was perfect, the butterfly actually goes around the clock with the second hand.

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We are being sponsored for this challenge by our monthly sponsor...
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We do hope you'll be able to join us for our first challenge of the year, we can't wait to see your makes.


Enjoy your weekend!!

Hugs

Joanne xxx

Friday, 7 January 2011

New Christmas Challenge Blog Coming Soon!!!

There is a fabulous new challenge blog hitting the land soon...


The Sparkles Forum Christmas Challenge launches on February 1st and a new challenge will be set the 1st of every month there after.  It is a multi-crafts challenge blog all you have to do is follow the theme.  I'm delighted to be a part of the fabulous DT.  We hope you can join us for the launch a perfect excuse to get ahead on your xmas projects.

Hugs

Joanne xxx

Monday, 3 January 2011

A Sweet Tilda

I've another card to share with you, from my crafting session yesterday.  Not had a chance to do any crafting today as it was dreaded xmas trees take down and tidy up, which took up most of our day, but all done and dusted now.  So on to my card...


RECIPE

Stamped Image - RAK (got so many RAK's to start using...lol)

Papers - K & Co

Colouring Medium - Promarkers

Flowers & Doillie - From Crafty Emma's Store

Ribbon & Pearls - From stash

Sentiment - Stamped

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

Sketch & Stash - Sketch (neglected RAK, new flowers and doillie)

The Crazy Challenge -All Things New (new items as above)

Kaboodle Doodles - Anything Goes

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Thanks for stopping by!!

Hugs

Joanne xxx








Sunday, 2 January 2011

First Card for 2011

Hello All, seems to be a bit chillier again today, lets hope it stays snow free!!  We are feeling much better here now, still coughing and spluttering but we can cope with that, as xmas dinner was ruined we are having round 2 today, yep the full works and we've even bought each other a couple of pressies to open, we were going to leave it until next weekend but our appetites are back and it'll be nice to do it with the xmas decs still up, so looking forward to me dinner...lol.

I have even got the energy back to do some crafting and have enjoyed making a few cards one of which I'll show you now...


RECIPE

Stamped Image - RAK

Papers - Prima (from Crafty Emma's Store)

Colouring Medium - Promarkers (from Crafty Emma's Store)

Flowers - Gardenia (from Crafty Emma's Store), Roses from stash

Butterfly - from stash

Sentiment - Craftwork Cards

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

Sparkles Forum Challenges - New Things (I've used my new papers, promarkers and flowers)


Paper Sundaes - Something New (papers, promarkers and flowers)

Creative Inspirations - Use Something New/New Element (new items as above)

Crafts & Me - Anything Goes

Creative Craft - Anyhting Goes

My Time To Craft - Brand, Spanking New (new items as above)

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Enjoy the rest of your weekend and thanks for stopping by!!

Hugs

Joanne xxx

Saturday, 1 January 2011

Happy New Year and my Top 10 cards of 2010

I hope you have all had a wonderful Christmas and New Year, sadly ours was quite rotten with some of us coming down with the flu, which has knocked Steve and myself right off our feet, I can quite honestly say I don't think I have ever felt so ill before.  We are gonna do another little xmas dinner next weekend hopefully, we don't have much appetite to do it this weekend.  

I've also not been able to get into my blog for nearly 2 weeks now, have had problems with quite a few other sites that needed logging in to also, Steve had kept virus checking my lappy and other clean up bits which are beyond me, but to no avail.  Then last night just after midnight I put my cursor over the time to check that the date was now 2011, and it was but 30th October 2011....lol, date has now been corrected and everything appears to be working again, what fools we are.

Well what happened for me in 2010?  Some big changes thats what.  I landed myself a full-time job, which after 5 years has been a shock to the system, and it has taken some getting used to, but I am loving it despite my now limited crafting time, so this year I hope to be more organised and not leave such big gaps in my blogging.  I launched the Craft Your Days Away challenge blog with the help of some very special ladies who are the DT, you know how much I thank you ladies for all your help and support, you are all stars!!  A not so pleasant event of 2010 was my car accident in November, but my car is all fixed and I'm just thankful I came out of it unscathed, I used to love driving but now I still remain quite nervous on the roads and I just hope I can eventually overcome this and enjoy driving once again, I'll be ok as long as the lorries keep away from me...lol.  Some fabulous news was the engagement between my little brother Jamie and his girlfriend Lisa on Xmas Day, congratulations to you both.

Now, it's that time again to showcase my 10 favourite makes of 2010, a bit easier this time as there were far less makes from me towards the end of 2010...ooops!











What was I saying 'easier' well that was wrong...lol, ended up with 20 images uploaded then had to whittle them down, hope you have enjoyed my choice of favourites though.

OK, enough of my waffling, I'm just about done....

A massive thank you to everyone who takes the time to visit my blog and for all the lovely comments, one thing is for sure I can't be thanked as I can't even remember when I was last able do a good old blog hop, just not enough hours in a day or days in a week for me to be able to hop so much these days, so I am very sorry for that.  All your visits and comments are much appreciated and I do read every single comment.

Right and finally.....

Happy New Year to Everyone, may 2011 bring you all what you dream for plus much more!!!

Hugs

Joanne xxx

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