Kitty Christmas..

Morning All!

I'm snowed under with christmas cards at the moment i've really started early this year need to get them out the way i have so many different crafts i want to start to try and to finish i never seem to have enough hours in the day!!!

Today i've decided to drag out my mirri card something i neglect seriously in my stash mainly because i don't like the way it looks on cards but todays card has changed my mind! you really can make mirri pretty!!! lol

I've used this beautiful image from LOTV today you know me i'm a sucker for anything CAT! haha! I've also managed to use a new punch today embossing semi circle from ek success yet i say it's new i've had it for yonks just never got around to using it! (as with about 50% of my craftroom!) haha

I'd like to enter my card to the following challenges:
ATCs & Cards With Attitude - Week 2, Anything Goes
In the Pink - (ends Oct-04)  lots of pink plus embossing
Inky Impressions - animals
Simon Says Stamp - Anything Goes

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Mousin' Around...

Morning all!

I'm here this morning with a new creation from me i've recently started all my christmas cards and my craftroom is starting to look like a converyer belt in a factory haha! i'm sure i'm not alone! I must admit i'm not a fan of starting early and septemeber happends to be very early for me i'm normally a last min christmas card maker and this year it seems to have hit me early?! no idea what's going on there!

I've been neglecting my blog so much the last few months i've had so much to do at home work and life in general i've changed a few things so i have more time to create and blog again which i'm sooo looking forward to getting back into!

You may have seen back in July i started a monthly post of what i'm lovin' if you haven't you can catch that here each month! And one of the things on my list was the Tim Holtz Distress Markers! I'd wanted to have ago with these when i first saw them come out, when i saw the price i ran for the hills abit dissapointed they can't be refilled! but an opportunity came up where a friend couldn't get on with them so i brought them from her at virtually half the RRP so i couldn't really resist (not that it takes much at all)!!

So I was super excited when they came and had to drag hubby 17 miles to the nearest art shop to buy the right kind of waterpaper!! haha! and This gorjuss Henry mouse from WOJ is the first thing i coloured! and i love the results! ok so i'm no proffesional and super star with colouring with these or any other pens but i'm chuffed at the results and i'm a strong believer that with practise anything is achieveable.

I will say this i love how these pens blend and it does take a little practise so don't be put off if you have brought them and are struggling!!! i LOVE them now i can use them properly have a look round for tutorials you'll pick up no end of tips!

Back to my card! I've heat embossed some wooden snowflakes and added pearls and gems to the middle of them, embossing powders are from WOW something else i seem to forget i own! (do us crafters have amnesia or something) i forget i own the simplest things!

I love the merry christmas ribbon i was lucky to pick up 10m rolls of red and green last year for the bargain price of £1! so handy for christmas!!! the sentiment ticket is a whimsy stamp something else i love! Papers are a mixture of Basic Grey and MME. I've inked the edges of my kraft cardstock and all the papers with Jumbo Java and used gold mirri card behind the ticket die! to which i seemed to have lost in the midst of my craftroom hmmm... maybe the cat ate it?? seriously wouldn't put it past them!!! And finally i used some prima gems to finish the other corner of my image! 

I'd like to enter my Card to the following challenges - 
Paper Shelter Challenge -  #83 anything goes
Simon Says Stamp - Anything Goes
Whimsy Inspiration -  anything goes (ends Oct 10)
Creative Craft Challenges - Anything Goes (Week 2)
Corrosive Challenges - Animal Companions (ends 29th Sept)  
That Craft Place -  Bling (ends 29th Sept)
Crafters Companion -  Gold
Pretty Little Ribbon Shop -  (Must use ribbon) - Bling or sparkle
Creative Inspirations - Bingo - White, Snowflakes, Ribbon & Ribbon, Pearls, Stamp

I'd really love to hear what you think to my distress coloring or any tips/techniques or even tutorials you've found! Hit me with links to your blogs i'd love to see your distress coloring too!!!

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Things i love....

Morning all!

I thought i'd pop by today to show you all a brand new layout i've made for today's challenge at Charisma, this week's theme chosen by the lovely Katrina is ''things with wings'' see if you can spot mine!!!

I brought this really cool amy tangerine paper ages back with lots of frames on that i thought it'd be cool to fill with lots of little photos i'd not used in my project life and smash* booking so here's all the piccys!

Of course mr anteater had to be in there!!! 

And the hubby!! as well as cake!!! 

My kittys and my mum!!! 

And finally butterflys!

I used various stickers and washi tapes from amy tangerine, jelly bean soup labels and american crafts thickers and of course washi tape from!!! 

Here's the final page!
I've used so many different elements i can't possibly list them all without seriously boring you to death haha!!!

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Hearts & flowers

Morning all!

It's a brand new challenge over at my mums craft shop this week the theme is...


I naturally struggle with simple cards so i set myself a challenge of CAS today! and i'm really suprised how it came out!

I've used the lovely sentiment from Penny black with tiny tiny pearls and fimo slices!

I'm in love with dandilion clocks something i'll be on the hunt for at the nec! 

I'd like to enter my card to the following challenges

* Creative Craft Challenges - Anything Goes (Week 1)
* Loves Rubber Stamps Make your own background

* Papelitos Stamps  Anything Goes
*Through The Craft Room Door Alway's Anything Goes!

* Tammy's Scrapin Corner Anything Goes  

Something simple from me!! hehe

Have a lovely day! and see you at the challenge!
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Kindle Case!!! a different craft for me!!!

Morning all!

This week's challenge over at MMCS is BUTTONS, So i wanted to do something different for my project this week! i'd recently brought a kindle and the cases avalible at the moment are pretty plain so i decided to make my own!!!

 I'm quite proud of myself first sewing thing i've really made since school haha!!!
 And it fits perfectly!!! 
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On Cloud 9...

Morning all!

I'm here this morning to show a new scarpbooking page i've created! i've been really into scrapbooking these last few months something i've not been into in the past but i love the whole documenting life thing think that's why i love my project life so much!!!

Today's challenge at charisma is ''seeing double'' so i thought i'd use two photo's on todays project instead of  two images! I love the papers i've used from echo park and another that escapes my mind this morning! lol typical me!!! 

This was my wedding day if you haven't already guessed!! haha 

I've used various stickers from the amy tangerine sketchbook collection which i had HAD had to have!! i love amy tangerine products the giant cloud i cut from black card and the mini black cloud is a doo hickey magnolia die which  i forgot i actually had lol typical me!

Here's my final scrap page...

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Topsy Turvy

Morning all!!

I'm here with a brand new scrap page today for the brand new challenge over at MMCS, This week it's ANYTHING GOES

Easy peasy right?!
Here's what i've been creating...
I'm addicted to amy tangerine papers and embellishments at the moment and todays l/o is full of them! 

I've used some cute cat stamps too!! 

Like the cat was walking across the page! and a beautiful Amy Tangerine Flower sticker!

Here's the finished layout! it's Strudie the way he sleeps sometimes makes me chuckle!

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