31 October 2012

Happy Halloween

Happy Halloween everybody. Here is this years pumpkin. These are becoming a ritual in our house now. The boys always look forward to having a pumpkin carved. This year I took on the challenge of doing a VW campervan after seeing it on pintrest. Blue added to the challenge, buying me a monster pumpkin. Its huge and very heavy. The boys have enjoyed crafting and baking Halloween bits. They made lots of cakes and enjoyed making ghosts from milk cartons.
The best bit of the day was taking the boys to Upton Country Park to enter their pumpkin competition and winning 1st prize in the competition. Was not expecting to win, but took part for a bit of fun with the boys. Was very funny as it took the boys half an hour to realise they came 1st out of all the pumpkins there, even though they'd got a prize and had photos taken.
Hope you like. Michelle xx

25 October 2012

C.R.A.F.T. Challenge 178 - Recipe

Here are this weeks sponsors:

Hi all, a little late again this week with posting my DT card but here we go.
This week is a Recipe and here it is:

Easy, peasy don't you think.
DigiDarla and Digital Stamp Club

Here is my card:

I adore this image as it is just like a real old fashioned Father Christmas that I remember when I was a little girl (I swear I saw him once!).
It's called Santa 2' by DigiDarla
I've coloured the image with Promarkers, die cut a couple of flowers, used cnadi dots and some ribbon. Paper from stash.
Dont forget to join us HERE

18 October 2012

C.R.A.F.T. Challenge 177 - Use Metal

Evening All
Just back from Hydro Fit and realised I've not posted my DT card....whoops! So at C.R.A.F.T. this week you have to use something metal.
Here is my card:

Our sponsors this week are:
Sponsor 1:  Meljen's Designs
I've used an image from Meljens Designs called Cozy Little Chickadees. Isn't it cute.
I've coloured the image with Promarkers, used die cut snowflakes, couple of pearls, and a little bow and bell.
I'm entering this card  into the following challenges:
ABC Christmas - U - Up To You
Cupcake Craft Challenge - Two's Company
CHNC - Snowflakes
Bye for now

17 October 2012

Anything Goes

Here is one of my fav stamps by Stamps Happen called Falling Softly:
I actually bought this stamp last year on holiday and this is the first time I've used it.
To create this card I've used Promarkers to colour, a glittered flower, candi dots and a swirl.
I'm entering this card into the following challenge:
I Love Promarkers - Anything Goes
Bearly-Mine Challenge - Anything Goes

It's A Bake Off

At Harleys school tomorrow, they are having a 'Bake Off' to raise money. All the children had to design a cake. Here is Harley's design:
Mum's or nan's have to make the cake to the nearest they can to the design. So nanny took on the task! Harleys instructions were, green, yellow and orange smarties on the top (I had to eat the rest), must be chocolate sponge and chocolate cream, which it is but I gave it a layer of sugar paste so it can be transported easier and less chance of little fingers pinching the cream. Here's the end result:
He hasn't seen it yet but I hope he likes it.

Knitty Knatty Knora

Here we are again with a few more projects completed, this time knitting! I've got to get all these projects finished as I have got a 'new' project on the go and that is making Tillie-Belle her own little 'Forever Friends' rug. Poor little mite may have to share the bedroom with the two monkey grandsons so we want to give the room a little splash of pink! Here are the completed knitted projects:

Back later with a card.

It's Looking A Lot Like Christmas

Hello - well I've not posted very much for a few days because I'm trying to get some Christmas goodies completed and here are a few to show you.

I love giving old unwanted books a new life!

12 October 2012

Sculptured Pumpkin Book

I love recycling old unwanted books - I think the new trend word is 'upcycle'. Anyway somebody I know gave me lots of old unwanted novels and I know the charity shops are in undated with books so here's what I created with one of them. This is not my idea by the way - I saw this on Pinterest and is on one of my boards HERE
I hand carved it with a stanley knife..very carefully I might add. The stem is a piece of brown card rolled and secured. Added a wide ribbon and inked the edges with orange ink pad.
Such fun!

Vintage...Here We Go!

Brrm Brrm. No flowers or swirls today, just an old fashioned racing car.
Here is a card that has an image from Personal Impressions.

I stamped the image with TH DI Vintage Photo and a little around the edges. Also around the edges I lightly stamped an map image.
Gadget Gears from TH Sizzix, which I add an old watch face.
Card and paper from stash.
I'm entering this card into the following challenges:
DYSU - Wheels
Fab 'n' Funky - Vintage
Creative Inspiration - Anything Goes
I'll be back later with a photo of my pumpkin sculptured book!!

11 October 2012

C.R.A.F.T. Challenge 176 - Monochrome

Another week of rain here - hardly seen the sun at all this week.
This week our sponsors are:
Sponsor 1: Eiglas 

Sponsor 2: Floppy Latte Designs

Sponsor 3: Bugaboo Stamps

And here is my card:

I used an image from Bugaboo called Silhouette Butterfly Flowers
As you can see I've added swirls butterflies, Glitter glue, flowers and lots of gems
So don't forget to join us HERE for a great chance to win some prizes!

10 October 2012

For The Grandchildren

Here's a card for those little monkey's. This is a cute image from Penny Black called Ice Pals.

I've used:
Promarkers, Stickles Diamond, Snowflakes punches, Candi Dots - Ribbon - Paper and card from stash.
I'm entering this card into the following challenge:
Bye for now

Happy Haunting

At Moving Along With The Times the theme is In The Dark
Image: Floppy Latte - Spooky Owl
Bat pumpkin, and spider embellishments
Swirls and a little stickles
Bye for now

9 October 2012

Bling Baby Yeah

Well I'm finally getting over my cold and all in all it's been a busy time. At the weekend I attended a knitting workshop with my friend. We learnt about Steeking which was very interesting, and then after we went to a shop called Get Knitted, which was really fab and of course wool and patterns were purchased. Lttle Evie and Baby Tillie will never be without a cardigan!

So onto my card. This is an image that I've had for some time. Added glittered fowers, swirls, gems and a large bow. Promarkers to colour.
I'm entering this card into the following challenge.
Loves Rubberstamps Challenge - Bling Baby....Yeah.
Bye for now

4 October 2012

C.R.A.F.T. Challenge - Sport

I'm a little posting this today as I've been struck down with a 'cold'...sniff sniff and you know how it is in the first 48hrs, you just feel so rotten but we must soldier on!
So our theme this week is SPORT and here are the sponsors for this week:
Sponsor 1: Wags n Whiskers
Sponsor 2:  Crimson Cloud
Sponsor 3: Trimgym's Digistamps and Images
Sponsor 4: Flonz
and here is my card:

I've used Shoot The Puck from Wags n Whisper
Promarkers to colour
Paper and card from stash
Button star embellishments
I'm entering this card into the following challenge:
Creative Belli - Sports
So don't forget to join in HERE