Sunday, 28 December 2008

new designs and a chance to win

over at Spiral Whisper there is a preview of some new designs due for realease in Jan. also a chance for you to win some. take a look here

Wednesday, 17 December 2008

Mega blog candy worth...................

£130..........yes thats right its worth £130. what a grab this will be for the lucky winner.


to be in with a chance of winning this go over to Karen's blog for more details.
ends 1st Jan

Saturday, 13 December 2008

Blog Candy

CraftyC
has some lovely candy up for grabs. be quick if you want a chance of winning it closes sun 14th Dec.

My crafty place
more lovely candy up for grabs here till 18th Dec.

Pink Piggy
You have until 2oth Dec to enter here. there is a beautiful sarah kay stamp and some other lovely stash up for grabs here.

Rica's haven
also has some lovely candy up for grabs. you have until 23rd dec for a chance to win this beautiful stash of goodies.


Friday, 5 December 2008

Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge

I am chuffed with how this card has turned out.I have done a few different sketch cards before. but I feel this one has been my best.
I used Sarah Kay Precious moments stamp, and the papers from the floral prints .
others bits from my stash.
I have made this for my daughters 15th birthday next week.


If you have never entered any Challenges via Secret crafter take alook HERE

Thursday, 4 December 2008

WOJ Advent Calender

Katharina is offering candy every day now until Christmas. how generous of her.click here to check it out.


Bev xxx

Saturday, 29 November 2008

On a Roll

Well at last I seem to be on a roll with getting cards done. getting a nice selection in my stock box now ready for the card party I am doing on Tuesday evening.
Today I am not getting on as well as yesterday, full of cold. The day didn't start to well. got a load of washing on and the spin cycle decided to give up,so now I got to get a new washer.It will have to wait till Monday now.so got the wet washing out and drove over to mother in laws to spin it. thank god she only leaves up the road.
will try and do abit more card making today as I don't plan much else. Tomorrow Andy and myself are going to London, to watch spurs play, cant wait soooooo looking forward to it, as we have never ever been.
not anything else to tell you..........ooohhh yes there is we have had 2 new arrivals within our families this week. On Tuesday My cousins partner gave birth to a baby boy, and on Thursday Andy Cousin gave birth to a baby girl.
Anyway here are three cards I made yesterday.







Thursday, 27 November 2008

Ozzy loves his football

I just had to get the camera out tonight and video Ozzy. He loves to watch the football on the telly. Normally he comes and cuddles up beside Andy or myself and watches it. Buttonight he decided to stand in front of telly and watch, jump and bark. heres a little footage...........after 3/4 of an hour the bark started to get on our nerves......hope its not going to be like that every time we sit and watch footie.
video

Tuesday, 25 November 2008

I've been Tagged



I've been Tagged by Joanne(Crafting Joanne).
Thank you Joanne xx
It's the first time I have ever had one of these or even seen one of these before, but it sounds like fun.
With this tag I have to give 7 interesting facts about me. And pass the tag on to 7 more people, so here it goes:

1. My middle name is Anne after my mother.

2. I have a two children simon 17(who passed his driving test today,so pleased for him)And Hayley who will be 15 next month.I am a Director/secretary and general dogs body of a computer business with my hubby.

3. My favourite colour is lilac.

4. I would love to do a parachute jump

5. I love Chinese food,and a fan of tottenham football club

6. I dislike Ironing, Arsenal football team big time

7. My favourite place my bed on these horrid cold days

Well thats my 7 and not very interesting facts .
Here's my 7 to tag:

Nicky .........Crafty & Daily Muses

Cazz.........The Cazz Bar

Maureen......... Maureen's Place

Val090.......... Valscraftroom

Jackie.........Day in the life of

Toni........ Cardncandles

Anne Marie.....Anne marie's daily chaos

Thats my Seven

Sunday, 23 November 2008

Secret crafter saturday Challenge 8

Well I haven't done a challenge in a long time.
I decided it was about time , and after having a nose at someone elses blog and seeing this challenge, got me thinking and this is what I have come up with.
heres the link if you want to see the DT cards.secret crafters saturday challenge



Blog candy up for grabs

Pop over to Passion for crafts for a chance to win this lovely candy. there are 2 beautiful stamps included with this candy.



Also kristine has 2 prizes up for grabs on her blog. she is celebrating blogging for a yr.
take alook to be in with a chance of one of these prizes




I've done it

Yes I have made some xmas cards...........Grand total of 2..........thank you to all those that gave me the kick I needed. lol I have also made a couple of birthday cards as well.


used the famous cuttlebug, then painted holy leaves with H2o's, layering onto green mirror card, coloured peel off green.........don't use many peel offs these day, but have so many Christmas ones.


Cuttlebugs been working again, after embossing this I coloured some of the dots Red, cut it into four pieces layering onto red card and then arranged onto a A5 white card, adding a bow down side and again colouring a Christmas peel off red. may just have to make a few more similar to this one.


Below are a couple of birthday cards I have made too. the husband card I used GCF as I needed this in a hurry.........no not for my hubby, a friends.



so there you go, now for something else.

A dear Friend, who many of you may know has given me a award, which I was well pleased with. something I did not expect for one minute. I would like to say thank Cazz so so kind.........click here to see cazz's wonderful creations
This is the award Cazz gave me


This award states that:This blog invests and believes the PROXIMITY- nearness in space, time and relationships.These blogs are exceedingly charming.These kind bloggers aim to find and be friends,They are not interested in prizes or self-aggrandizement.Our hope is that when the ribbons of these prizes are cut, even more friendships are propagated,Please give more attention to these writers.
So, in keeping with the traditions of this award, I would like to pass this onto the following people who have inspired me to take a step out of the box, get out of my comfort zone and do something different and enjoy it at the same time ......
1...Goes to Nicky...I would like to pass this onto a dear friend that tends to put herself down from time to time on her card making. she makes gorgeous cards and I always enjoy a good old chat with her. she makes me laugh with some of the stuff she comes out with.
2....Maureen... Maureen I feel deserves this as she shares so much with everyone, she has designed and shared so many crafted bits in the past. I would just like to say thank you to her. THANK YOU xx
3..Toni over at cardncandles........love her work, and always great to catch up with her when we get the chance. which really isn't often enough.from time to time I check my mail and get some funny emails that me me laugh. great girl . you really should check out her blog if you haven't already.

Thanks again to those that gave me the kick I needed.
Hope everyone has had a nice weekend. I know I have . made cards yesterday. and today wake to snow, hale, rain, and even had sunshine.........so not done much at all today. had a real lazy day.......I should have been making cards I Know.





Saturday, 22 November 2008

need to pull my finger out

12.25 am and I have just been hopping round looking at peoples blogs. I have seen some wonderful cards. And its made me think ............Pull ya finger out Bev.
I haven't made any cards yet and not even purchased one christmas present. someone please give me a kick up the backside.
I must make a note to join in with some challenges too, as I haven't done any for ages.
So note to myself GET SOME XMAS CARDS MADE BEV.

As soon as I get jobs done I will get on , I must or I will be panicking.
No I am panicking already.
so now I am going to go to bed.
there will be some cards on here next week, if not someone tell me off.

Bev x

Monday, 3 November 2008

black, red n white

Mother in law asked me to make a wedding card needed for the 8th. it had to be black , red n white as that is the colour theme.
So I used the swiss dots folder and my celebrations board by the glitters girls.
what do you think



Sunday, 2 November 2008

Been Playing

I haven't done any blogging in a while now and thought it was time to give it a new look. wondering how people got different designs. So I spoke to a dear friend and she told me what I had to do.

I have been busy making cards for 60th birthdays, the person recieving these cards are my mother in law and her twin sister.

This card is for my hubbys aunt from us,

this one for hubbys mum from us

this is for mother in law to give to twin sister

this for from twin sister to mother in law

and finally I made this one for father in law to give to mother law. used greeting card factory to make this one.I decoupaged the rose heads and added some stickles to give alittle sparkle.


that is now all 60th cards made, next are cards for hubbys 40th birthday.

Thanks for taking the time in having a gander

Monday, 6 October 2008

sorry not blogging much

I am not doing a good job at the moment with my blog. I am still upside down here. My kitchen still isn't finished and it will be 4 weeks on wednesday. Its driving us all mad now. its just been problem after problem. just pleased it isn't us paying for it.
I am missing making cards something rotten. I can see they are getting there and its just silly things that need sorting. we are also battling with the company to replace our flooring which they should have protected, now they are saying that there was marks in it before the started. yes there was 2 small ones that you wouldn't no were there unless we pointed them out. now there are big marks. so the fight will continue, even if we have to go to the papers about them.
so until I get my kitchen back and the rest of my house cleaned and straight again, I will have no new cards to show off.Hopefully not to long.
TTFN

Bev xxx

Wednesday, 17 September 2008

Blog Candy

go and take alook over at bev's blog she has a lovely wiff of joy stamp and some other beautiful bits up for grabs.draw will be made at 6pm on 22nd sept.

Also Elizabeth has some wiff of joy up for grabs toooooooo.
this is up for grabs until sunday 21st sept.

thanks to both Bev and Elizabeth for giving us a chance to win this beautiful candy.


xxx

Friday, 12 September 2008

more blog candy

How do you fancy the chance to win some lovely blog candy and its stuff for christmas. so if you haven't thought about getting your crafty bits for those christmas cards then pop over to Jak's and enter now.
she has a lovely selection of xmas bits up for grabs.
you have till monday 15th sept.........draw taking place at 7pm.


xxxx

Thursday, 11 September 2008

Sarah Kay week 10 sketch challenge

working in a small area and only having limited bits, due to workmen here.
This is what I have come up with for this weeks challenge.



I only have 3 stamps at the mo........Rose's Garden being one of my fav's.
I used papers from DCWV Floral prints, pearlescent green paper from my scraps box.
Punched out the flowers and added half pearls for centers.

xx

Blog Candy

Nikki over at Bunny-zoe's blog has some blog candy up for reaching 20,000 hits
heres what she has on offer,and you have until Wednesday 17th 6pm GMT

All you have to do is leave her a comment and then link it to your blog as well.

Also Suzanne over at Scrap Bitz is also offering some candy.she wants to know your all time fav film and for you to link her candy to your blog
heres what suzanne has to offer



Bev xx

Wednesday, 10 September 2008

Wot no Kitchen

over the next couple of weeks we will be living without a kitchen. well our lounge has become our lounge/kitchen/craft room.
we are having everything done. Last 2 days I have spent clearing it and finding a home for different bits.
Today the work started. here is what my kitchen looks like at the mo.....




electie man in tomorrow, and then new ceiling on friday.
so will be dab hand at cooking in the microwave. but as most of you know spuds cooked in microwave are yuk.
I am hoping if I am lucky to get some cards made at some point.........but that could be doubtful.

xx

Tuesday, 2 September 2008

Good Morning

Good Morning all. Think We should all go back to bed. It's wet out.
But on another note , back to school for Hayley. where have those six weeks holidays gone. but before we know it they will be on half term again.
Hayley is going into year ten. so she is now starting her GCSE's. She has decided to do
GCSE P.E, Graphics, Cooking , and the last is YAS(Youth award Scheme)
Also the normal ENglish,Maths,Science and P.E.
She was telling me last night she will have 6 hrs a week of PE. She is really looking forward to that. Before I know it my little girl will be left school.
Its hard to believe that Simon has been left for over year now,He is loving his job as a landscape gardener. apart from when its raining.
Well looks Like I have a day to myself, Hayley just left for school, Simon is about to go to work(how long he will be out god knows with this rain) and Andy is going off to Play golf(rather him than me). So I am going to get some H******** done, catch up with a friend for coffee. And then if i'm not out at hers to many hours(I say hours as we haven't had a catch for a while ) believe it or not she lives in the same street.So anyway if I have time I plan to do some card making.I have the cuttlebug Xmas tree folder I want to play with.
Well I think I have been going on long enough. I hope everyone has a great day whatever you are doing. Cazz if you read this I hope you dont get to wet out on ya bike today hun.

Bev xx

Monday, 1 September 2008

Blog candy

Introducing Inklebods and Blog Candy.what love stamps these are.
all you have to do to be in with a chance of winning one of these is say which one you like and put a link on your own blog.

xx

Sarah Kay *Week 9* Purple & Green

This weeks sarah Kay challenge was to use the colours Purple & Green.
I am most disappointed with this picture of my card,the photo does not do it justice.And I feel this is one of my best cards yet made with the sarah kay stamp.
I dont know why but when I took a photo of this card, the purple has come out more of a blue colour.the top backing paper is as purple as the flowers in the bottom backing. and the background on the backing in the bottom is a lighter purple but looks more of a cream colour in the picture.
Think the photo may have spoilt this challenge for me cos of the colours.



All papers used are from my scrap draw. I am trying to be good and use up scraps etc before I treat myself to anything new.
Thank you for taking the time to have alook.

xx





Sunday, 31 August 2008

More candy up for grabs but be quick

sweetnsassystamps has some new stamps up for grabs take a look. A winner is being drawn tonight so if ya want to enter be quick.

Bev xx

Friday, 29 August 2008

Blog Candy up for Grabs

Pop over and take alook at Zoe's Blog. this is an 8yr old girl who is celebrating getting 2000 hits in 3 months. her cards are stunning. well done Zoe and keep up the wonerful creations.

Also over at crafty monkeys
there is a challenge going on and its open to children upto the age of 16.
so come on you little crafters, why not get mums stash out while her back is turned and make a card for this challenge.

Bev

Wednesday, 27 August 2008

sketch #13, over at SKETCH SATURDAY

Joanne over at Sketch Saturday is this week looking for members to make up a DT team.
So if your interested pop over and take a look.
Here is the Sketch


Here are my Cards




Ty Jo for this opportunity of becoming a DT.