Friday, 29 August 2008

Christmas Candle



I've made this candle as a Christmas present for some friends of ours. I'm pleased with how it turned out. I really enjoyed making this but now just need some more candles so I can make some more.
Thanks for looking
Mel

Monday, 25 August 2008

Xmas Cookie Box


I've decided to make cookies and give as Christmas presents this year. I bought this box from Hobbycraft and covered and decorated it. I'm pleased with it for a first attempt.
This is also my entry to Kerry's blog candy give away. Kerry has had 10,000 hits on her blog , she is one very talented lady. Kerry is a fan of ribbon so you could make any crafty project so long as it has some ribbon on it. I have used ribbon to trim the lid of my box. Here is the link to Kerry's blog
This also qualifies for the challenge on My Time To craft. This week there was a recipe you had to follow :- 1 ribbon, 1 flower, 2 buttons & some glitter. I have two flowers on my box so hopefully it will still qualify. http://mytimetocraftchallenge.blogspot.com/
Thanks for looking Mel

Sports Mad

This card is my DH's Brother-In-Law who is keen on sport. I used the masking technique to get Edwin to sit on the bench. This is quite a plain card for me but the paper is busy so I decided less is more in this case.

Thanks for looking

Mel

Saturday, 23 August 2008

Good Luck

Poppy is starting secondary school in September and so when I saw this new stamp by Magnolia I knew I had to have it. I am entering this card into the Cute Card Thursday challenge which is make a card with bright colours.

Thanks for looking

Mel

Thursday, 21 August 2008

A Spoon Full Of Sugar


This is my entry for A Spoon Full Of Sugar Challenge following a great sketch by Debbie. I thought I'd make my DH a card for his 50th birthday. This is a great sketch and one I shall use again.
I've not had much chance to be creative as we are currently having a new kitchen fitted by my Dad and everything is in turmoil. We currently do not have a kitchen ceiling and to top it off our oven has given up the ghost, it could at least have waited until our new one arrives next week!
Thanks for looking Mel

Monday, 18 August 2008

50th Birthday


My DH is 50 in October and this is the card I have made for DD to give to him. In this youth he was a keen fisherman and so when I received this image in a swap I knew I would keep to make him a special card.
Thanks for looking
Mel

Thursday, 14 August 2008

Same But Different


I've made another tag card because I enjoyed making the blue one so much. The theme for this one is White Christmas as it is a classic song and one of my favourites.
Thanks for looking
Mel

Wednesday, 13 August 2008

Let It Snow!




Here is my entry for the Spoon Of Sugar challenge - secret message. My secret message is on the bottom on the tag. The theme for this card is "Let It Snow"
Thanks for looking
Mel

Tuesday, 12 August 2008

Sketch Saturday challenge


This is my entry for the Sketch saturday challenge, a great sketch which I enjoyed. I will send this card to one of my cute little nephews who live in Singapore.
Thanks for looking
Mel

I've Won An Award

I've won another award, yippee! The very talented Teresa has given me this award. I so love visiting her blog http://tcake.blogspot.com/ I've even made some muffins from one of her recipes and they were yummy!

The rules :-

1. The winner can put the logo on her blog
2. Link the person you received the award from
3. Nominate at least 7 other blogs
4. Put links of those blogs on yours
5. Leave a message on the girls blogs you have nominated

I would like to nominate

Caz http://aloadofoldblogocks.blogspot.com/
Caz http://stampingcaz.blogspot.com/
Zoe http://zoescardcreations.blogspot.com/
Hannah http://hanscraftycreations.blogspot.com/
Jakki http://angeljakki.blogspot.com/
Amanda http://mandymc-happyaccidents.blogspot.com/
Sandra http://scrappoint.blogspot.com/

There are so many blogs that I like to visit there are a lot of very talented ladies out there :0)

Mel

Sunday, 10 August 2008

Hanglar Christmas Card

I'm really getting a head start on my Christmas cards this year. I received this image in a swap and think it is so cute. I've coloured the image using my Pro-markers, the papers are from DCVW and I picked them up at a reduced price because they are last years design.
I have decided to enter this card into two challenges this week as the theme is "Christmas"
Thanks for looking
Mel

Thursday, 7 August 2008

Just Loving.......

..... my pro-markers, they are great!

It's very quiet in our house at the moment as Poppy is currently on holiday with her Dad. I am missing her like crazy and looking forward to her return next friday. Roger & I are going to Cambridge for the day on Saturday and having lunch at Cafe Rouge to celebrate our 4th wedding anniversary.

Wednesday, 6 August 2008

Pro-Markers

After seeing Caz's card http://aloadofoldblogocks.blogspot.com/ I was in keen to buy myself some Pro-Markers,in fact I bought 3 sets, very naughty I know. Anyway, this is my first card coloured in with my new markers. They are very quick & easy to use.
The beads are one of the very first items I bought when I started making cards and I found them at the back of my cupboard, I think they look great on this card.
I am also entering this card into the challenge on A Spoon Full Of Sugar - recycle - as the spotted paper I've used is an off cut from a previous card and was just sitting in my scrap box. I hope it qualifies.
I nearly forgot to say that the layout for this card is by the wonderfully talented Tiets.

Monday, 4 August 2008

Sugar Nellie Stamp


This is the first card I have made using my new stamp called Pen Pal by sugar Nellie. I just love this image it's got "attitude" and just great for teenage girls.
The layout is by the very talented Katherina.
Thanks for looking

No Cards Just Scrapbook Page


No cards this weekend because I thought I'd better make another page for Poppy's scrapbook before I get to behind with it.
Poppy went on a school residential holiday to Paris with a day trip to Euro-Disney, the highlight according to Poppy even though she has been four time previously.I think it is because she went with her friends rather than boring old Mum & Dad, hehe. The photo's she took on a disposable camera. I'm pleased with how this page turned out, I'm quite getting into scrap booking.

Friday, 1 August 2008

Another Christmas Card

I have entered this Christmas card in
to the Papertake weekly challenge, the theme is Christmas. The flower I have used on this card came from my new Rigby & Peller bra hehe. I don't know why there was such a huge flower on the bra in the first place so I cut it off, I think it looks ok on this card.Thanks for looking