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Saturday, 30 April 2011

My lil girlie



I had to share this pic of my little girl Emmie, altough we call her Lula Belle. As some of you know she made quite an early unexpected enterence to the world, she had her fair share of problems. A few months ago I never thought we would have her home, let alone looking so well, and her she is on top cheeky form blowing rasberries to the dog!

EBay Sale



If you fancy a bargain, head over to EBay, as I have listed some bits and pieces and will continue to add items over the weekend. Most items are 3 day listings.

I have added Copics, a job lot of Little Claire stamp sets, some Pink Gem stamps, Rubber tapestry and so on.

Hope your all enjoying the long weekend. x

Thursday, 28 April 2011

Exciting news



I am so excited to share, I have been selected to be in the design team over at My Mum's Craft Shop. This is a relatively new challenge, currently on week 3, this weeks theme is FLOWERS so pop on over and play along.

It will be my first week next week, and I cant wait to get going.

Hope you all have a lovely long weekend. Thank you to everyone who have visited and left comments, I will be getting round to you all soon. x

Charisma DT - April showers, may flowers



A sheduled post today (fingers crossed it works) as were off out for the day, not sure yet where were going, but as long as the sun is shining, I'm not at all fussed!
Over at Charisma, the theme this week is:

April Showers - May Flowers

I have used an image from Digi Stamp Boutique who are one of this weeks sponsors. I love this image she is called Zoe with flowers.

This card was made for my Nephew's Mum Jo, as it is her birthday today, HAPPY BIRTHDAY JO. Purple is her favourite colour, I hope she likes it.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges.
Moving along with the times: Anything Go's
Digi Stamp Boutique: Anything made with a Digi Stamp Boutique image.
Paper crafting journey: Bling
Crafty Emma's Store: Spring Colours

Tuesday, 26 April 2011



Morning, I hope you all have had a lovely bank holiday weekend and enjoyed the gorgeous sunshine, our bbq has had a busy couple of days - yum! And how lovely another bank holiday weekend to look forward to, HAPPY DAYZ.

I made this card a couple of days ago, for the Less is more challenge, which is off centre.

Yes it's another Penny Black image and sentiment, I heat embossed the image and water coloured it, I added some spots of glamour dust to the centre of the flowers.

Thursday, 21 April 2011

Charisma DT - Jokes and Laughter



Morning all, it's Thursday again, Charisma this week, the theme is Jokes and Laughter.

I have used a cute Pink Petticoat image, coloured with promarkers, added a load of glamour dust, a few flowers and yummy brads. I ran the base card through the big shot in an embossing folder.

Hope you enjoy the sunshine, we had a busy day yesterday dressing a beautiful venue in the Somerset country side for a wedding today - it's gona be a gooden.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
My Mum's Craft Shop: All that glitters + DT Call.
C.R.A.F.T Challenge: Flowers
I Love Promarkers: Anything Go's.

Candy Winner

Rufus - Congratulations, you were the winner on Randon.com, yes I gave up, as blogger would not load the image! If you could e-mail me at rhodes_sally@yahoo.co.uk I will post it to you. x

Monday, 18 April 2011

Lovely sunshine



Morning, what lovely weather we have had, a whole weekend in the garden - was much needed, I have full respect for the strength of weeds now! lol Our shamefully neglected garden is now a pretty lil picture - and don't my legs know it! lol

I apologise for not posting the candy winner yet, I will give blogger/me one more chance to upload the random.com image otherwise I will just announce it later - I am trying to not let it beat me, but the days are passing!

I have made this card with one of my fave stamps, its so much fun and always makes me smile, I think I was inspired by our lovely blue sky's we have been having. I coloured her with promarkers, mounted the main image with 3d foam pads, then heat embossed the sentiment, and also 3d mounted that. The 1st blue layer of card I stamped a background Penny Black butterfly stamp in versamark to add some pretties. Oh and not forgetting a dousing of glamourdust in her wings!

I am entering the card into the following challenges:
Stamp with fun: Birthday
Cupcake: Lots of layers
Flutterby Wednesday: Fairy
Sir Stampalot: Ladies Fashion
My Mums craft shop: Anything go's & DT call.

Thursday, 14 April 2011

Charisma DT - Black, pink & green



Morning, can you believe it is Thursday again, thank you to everyone who stopped by and left lovely comments about my sweet tree - it went down a storm at the weekend.

This week at Charisma the theme is:

BLACK, PINK & GREEN

It had me a bit stumped to start with this challenge, but I got this lovely new stamp out (which I brought at the craft show at Bristol a couple of weeks ago) I have eyed it up for ages, but seeing it in real life, I had to have it, lol.....

I stamped the image in black ink and used clear embossing powder to make it shine, and drew a boarder around it. I added a green strip of card, a ribbon and some bling gems. It took me about a week to decide what sentiment to add on/be brave enough to add on, as I did not want to ruin it - as I quite like this one! What a wimp, after all, I could have made another!

I will be back later today to like it to some challenges.

Happy Thursday everyone. xxx

Wednesday, 13 April 2011

Where has the sunshine gone?



Morning, hope you are all well and have enjoyed the oh so lovely weather we have had over the past few days, but where has it gone? It was nice whilst it lasted, but I'm hopeful it will return. We have rain forecast for the day - but it is yet to appear albeit it is very overcast! Anyways, I love this image, I have had the stamp ages, and as I always (normally) make square cards, it has never fitted, but I decided no more - it needs an airing! lol

I love the rich red card, and the DCWV glittered paper, it gives it a bit of a special regal feel. I don't know why I have not used this stamp until now - I'm so daft as it is the perfect image for a male card. I added diamond glaze to the propeller to make it super shiny, and I coloured the craft work card dots with a pro marker to make them match.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges.

Papertake weekly: Truly dimentional I have 3d'd the clouds
Wild Orchid Challenges: Wings
Spoonful of sugar: All creatures great and small
C.R.A.F.T: Animals/pets
Allsorts: Anything but a square
My Mums Craft Shop: Anything go's. Brand new challenge & DT call. Good Luck. x

Friday, 8 April 2011

Sweet Tree and candy

Hi, I just wanted to say a very big Thank you to everyone who has left kind comments in relation to my sweet tree. I will get round to THANK YOU all individually I promise.
I will be making another one of another kind over the next couple of days, so be sure to pop back.

Sweet trees are a part of our business at Big Event Boutique, they came about by messing around for a friends party, we did a sweet bar and wanted something a little bit different - voila!

I have lost loads and loads of pictures, however, back them all up now. If you would like to see more of our work, please visit our Facebook page. If you were to like our Facebook page, you would see all the newest designs - we mess around with various things, they all look so much better in real life.

Talking of sweet things, if you would like to win a little bit of candy, please enter my draw here!

Thursday, 7 April 2011

It's Thursday which means another Charisma challenge. What a fantastic response we had to last weeks theme, thank you to everyone who took part.

This weeks theme is

Weddings/Anniverserys

I have made this sweet tree for my cousin Sarah, who's anniversary it is this weekend, like me she has a naughty sweet tooth. I have started making sweet trees to compliment the sweet bars that we hire out, flying saucer trees are by far the most popular, yum yum....



and here is my little Emmie or Lula Belle as we call her modelling it! lol.



Dont be allarmed it's intended wont mind Lula Belle touching it, as Sarah, my cousin is her god-mama to be.

The sweet tree is made of flying saucers, in the base there is jelly beans, mushrooms and of course mini tubes of love hearts. Now to wrap it up in loads of cling film. x

I am going to enter this into the following challenges:
Papertake weekly: Anything Go's
Craft your passion: Anything Go's
Lollipop Crafts: Make a gift
ABC Challenge: Ribbons, there is a blue ribbon under those flying saucers. x

Tuesday, 5 April 2011

A lil bit of candy

I have a lil bit of candy for one lucky person.



In a moment of giddyness I brought 2 copies of Paper Craft Inspirations magazine, and did not realise until I got home! I am blaming the baby brain! lol It seems such a waste for it to stay in a neglected pile.

So if you would like a chance to win, please fill in the link below.

Anyone can enter, you do not have to be a friend/follower - although it would be lovely to make new blogging friends.

All I ask is you spread the word on your blog that I have a little candy, you have until 10.30pm on Sunday 10Th April 2010 - Good Luck.

Thank you.



Girlie girl

Morning, hope the sun is shining where ever you are, as it is awol in Somerset! lol...
I'm off to make some yummy treats in a mo - but no pics till Thursday where I you will be able to see them first on the Charisma blog!

Here is a card I made last night while watching Glee - I love Glee, I would live to go and see the musical later in the year.


The image is Elzybells, sadly they have closed down now. The papers are from My Mind's Eye, and were a free set with a magazine, I coloured the image with promarkers, and added loads of glamourdust, and a cute craftwork cards sentiment. I used punces from Stampin up, EK sucess, Marther Stewart, and some nesties to cut out the image. I don't know why I have not used the brown bazill before now, but I an in love! lol...

P.S I will be back with a little bit of candy later! x

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
Wild Orchid: Sketch - which I will defo be using again
Crafty Emma's Store: Children
Cute & girly: Cute & girly
Craft your passion: Anything Go's.
Papertake weekly: Anything Go's.

Monday, 4 April 2011

2 for Clean & Simple



Two posts in a day, this is what happens when I clean the craft room! lol....
Over at Clean & Simple they have a sketch, I had to play along, I came across my quickcutz snowflake die and a bit of glitter cars, and got cutting.
Here are the two cards I made.
The sentiment was stamped with white ink and heat embossed with clear embossing powder with a stamp that came free with a magazine last year.
I am looking forward to batch making this year, I am going to use the lovely big snowflake from cuttlebug.
I would also like to enter these cards into this weeks For Fun Challenge: the theme is Christmas.

A little simple notelet


Happy Monday every one. Another week is here, and were a quater of the way into the new year - scary how fast it's going! It will be Christmas before we know it.

Well I had a little play in my craft room last night, well it did start out as tidying it up, but that did not last long! lol I found these little flowers I have had forever and decided to make a little notelet card, I have these flowers in several colours, and thought I could make several in different colours, they are very quick and simple to make. It's not my most favourite creation, but it;s good fun.

I am entering this card into this weeks Less is more challenge, where the theme is a touch of red.

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