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Thursday, 31 March 2011

Charisma DT - Sparkles & bling


It was my turn to choose this weeks theme over at Charisma & I chose what I like best!




Sparkle & Bling




I hope you like it. It was also my turn to post and edit the challenge blog! OMG!!!! Did I feel the pressure? Yes I did!!!!! How I have just it all for granted lol.


To make the card I used, a Penny Black image, that has been stamped out forever and never used. Coloured with Promarkers, doused in glamour dust, sparkly gems agged, card is bazzil, paper I've also had forever and never used.


I am going to enter this card into the following challenges:

Cards for men: Embossing - (baby man card counts right? lol)

Penny Black Saturday: Recycling - old stamped image and old papers.

I love promarkers: Emboss it - embossing large dots.

Paper Pretties: Bring on the bling

Thursday, 24 March 2011

Charisma DT - Card for a teen


Morning, what a lovely sunshiny day it is here in Somerset today, hoping it stays (forever).

It's Thursday again, which means a new Charisma challenge. I think my mojo was messing around this week - if only you could see the recycling bin! lol.....

In the end I went for this sophisticated pretty lady fairy girly from Stampin Bella - I do love Stampin Bella images. Maybe my mojo was Awol as I was determined not to use a Penny Black image - and the mojo went into shock! lol.

Any ways, IRL its small, sweet and pretty.


Happy Thursday everyone. x

Friday, 18 March 2011

Hedgy Birthday.


I have had this image coloured for a while, and just not used it, so I thought as it is my brother b'day coming soon it is ther perfect image for the cake loving monster! It was coloured with promarkers, I added diamond glaze tto the candle flame and parcel.


I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Cards for men: Sketch & DT call
Stamp Something: Something sweet
Paper cutz: Your choice
I love promarkers: Men's card

Thursday, 17 March 2011

Charisma DT - To Die For


It's Thursday again, which means it's another Charisma Challenge, this week we would love to see all yor lovely die's.
I used 2 different nesties, circles and scalloped circles, and a Die-namics wavy border die, I am loving the Die-namics and I am fighting a habit developing! Good job I have put my bank card in asafe place, altough I cant go to the supermarket until I find it! Why do us girls insist on having mor than one bag?!
I am entering this card into the following challenges:
Papertake Weekly: Triples - 3 flowers, and 3 sparkly gems, 3 dies.
Wild Orchid Challenge: Dieing to punch it out.
Southern Girls: Use flowers

To make this card, I have used:
Image: Elzybells
Medium: Promarkers
Papers: DCWV
Dies: Nesties and Die-namics wavy die
Other: Flowers and craft work cards.

Tuesday, 15 March 2011


When I saw the challenge over at Less Is More - I had to have ago! Unsure what to use or how it would turn out (got through a few card blanks lol) and last night I came up with this. I know it is less is more, and I have coloured it - this image is to gorgeous not to.

I waited to take a pic today, and what a lovely sun shiny day it is, until I managed to grab a second to take the pic! lol...

I loved this card until I stamped the sentiment!!! Oh well, cant have it all, and I'm sure a craft work card sentiment will cover it lovely!

I am entering this card into the following challenges:
Less is More: Off the page
One Stop: Clean & simple
Paper Sundaes: Keep it simple
Secret Crafter: Flowers for Mum
Little Claire: Flowers.

To make this card I used:
Image & sentiment: Penny Black
Medium: Momento, water colours

Thursday, 10 March 2011

Charisma DT - Easel Cards.


Morning world, hope your are all well. Well this is the first morning in about 2 weeks I am feeling human! lol, Little Lula slept through and seemed settled for the first time since her op last night - so 2 happy bunny's today, which is great as were of out shopping with my Mum later to get Lula a pretty dress for a christening and my brothers wedding, fingers crossed Monsoon at Clarke's Village has some uber bargains.

Well it's Thursday again, so it's another Charisma challenge, this week the theme is Easel Cards. So what you put on them is up to you.

I have never made an easel card before, and I thoroughly enjoyed making it.

As always there are some fantastic prizes up for grabs, so please join in.

To make this card I used:
Image: Penny Black transparent set (I am a Penny Black addict)
Medium: Promarkers
Parers: Pink Petticoat
Die: My Favourite things
Punch: Mather Stewart
Other: Ribbon & card from stash, Glamour dust - on the edge of the butterfly wings, craft work cards sentiment.
I am going to enter this into the following challenges:
Penny Black: More than one fold.
Wild Orchid Challenge: Anything Go's.
The Crafty Pad: Use a ribbon.
Penny Black at Allsorts: Welcome Spring.

Monday, 7 March 2011

Spring is in the air


Hello, what a lovely sunny day it has been here in Somerset today, the sun shone all day and gave us a taste of summer, I do hope its a good one.

Well I have managed to make a couple of cards, which I throulghly enjoyed doing.
I made this card for my friend Sascha who has been in a car accident, she is super fit, and I can imagine she is climbing the walls with a broken collar bone and sore knee! It's a good job she is a tough cookie.

I am entering this card into the following challenges:
Papertake Weekly: Anything Go's.
Penny Black Allsorts: Welcome Spring.
Sir Stampalot: Spring is in the air.
Cute Card Thursday: Signs of spring.
Fab n Funky: Spring into action.

To make this card I used a Penny Black image, coloured with water colours with glamour dust on the stamens, the papers are Pink Petticoat and sparkly gems.

Thursday, 3 March 2011

Charisma Thursday & an update.

Well it's a Charisma DT holiday for me this week - Thank you Carly.
I had the week off as my little girl went back into hospital on Monday to have her corrective surgery.
She has amazed me every day since she was born back in June - 9 weeks early! She was born at week 31 weighing 3lb 6oz, after my waters went at week 29 - reason unknown. At 5 weeks old 36 weeks gestation and 5lb 2oz my little Lula Belle (Emmie) was coming home we had done the discharge paperwork, I was going in to stay overnight with her to bring her home, and when I went in the hospital she was back in an incubator, being treated for all sorts of infections, and we were told we could lose her. Unbelievable as hours earlier she had been fine. We had to wait 24 hours for the labs to do their thing, and we were finally told she had septicemia, and altough not out of the woods she was getting better. What a relief, so the next morning we had a phone call to get to the hospital asap as she was going to Bristol for emergency surgery - they would not tell us why, when we got to the hospital we were told she had necrotising entrocolitus (NEC) two words I will never forget. We went to Bristol and the amazing Mark Woodward who performed her op gave us 3 possible situtations to the awful infection that is NEC. NEC is basically a premmie thing they dont thankfully all get it, and they dont know why they get it. NEC is where the gut, or parts of the gut die. (Septicemia was as a result of her perferated gut) The best option would be to cut out the bad bit and sew her up, middle option cut out the bad bit, give her a stoam, let her grow and recover and put her back together when she is bigger and stronger, and the third was there was nothing they could do! The wait felt like an eternity. We were lucky, and had the second option, a stoma, our beautiful little girl had what we called a tummy bum! It has been emotional, and funny, and frustrating amongst many things, but at the same time we are eternally greatful for it, as without it - we would not have her.
Today my beautiful brave little girl came home, which is amazing as yesterday she was still on morphine.
I can honestly say I have never been so excited to see poo in a nappy! And now she's showing off about it and there is no stopping her.
So as life returns to normal, and I am not wresteling with stoma bags and wandering baby hands, I am hoping the bath/tea/bed routine will no longer take 2 hours each evening, and I will be able to do more crafting, and be a much much better blogger. x
P.S I have a couple of pics - but blogger wont let me add them at the mo. So will be back with them later. x

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