Tuesday, 29 July 2008

Michelle's Blogoversary Part 2.

The second part of Michelle's challenge was to make a card using one colour. ( Please see her blog for rules) This is my entry.

Paper - PM Basic Pastels
Number cut with Cricut Zooballow Cartridge
Image - Martha stamp from Spiral Whisper
Ribbon - Dovecraft
Greeting - CWC

Hope everyone is having a good day. We have had heavy showers all day today. But hey what do you expect for the summer holidays!!!

Maria x

Michelle's Blogoversary! Part 1.

Michelle over at http://www.cardgrotto.blogspot.com/ is celebrating her Blogoversary. By way of celebrating she is running 2 challenges . The first challenge is to make a card using the sketch that michelle has posted on her blog. This is my entry.

For this card I have used;
Backing paper- PM basic pastel pad
Ribbon - Dovecraft
Card stock from The Papermill
Image - Martha stamp by Kerry Steptoe from Spiral whisper
Flowers - Prima
Greeting - CWC

Maria x

Thursday, 24 July 2008

Thank You Vicki, Kim and Tonya.

I would like to say a big thank you to Vicki (http://www.paperliciousoasis.blogspot.com/) and My SBS 14 sisters Tonya (http://www.stamphappens.typepad.com/) and Kim http://www.inkypingers.blogspot.com/ for giving me this fantastic award. Thank you so much it means a lot. If you get time pop over and see their fantastic blogs, they are full of inspiration and they all have fantastic cards and creations.

Now I have to pass this on to 5 people.

Gayle - http://www.littlebirddesign.blogspot.com/
Julie - http://www.simplyjools.blogspot.com/
Kerry - http://www.curlygirlyme.blogspot.com/
Natalie - http://www.nattykcards.blogspot.com/
and I would also like to give it back to Kim http://www.inkeypingers.blogspot.com/ as she makes some amazing cards and her blog is fab.

Hope everyone has had a good day.
Maria x

Monday, 21 July 2008

Ila's Blog candy

Ila over at www.artfullyila.blogspot.com is offering some great Magnolia stamps as a blog candy. All you have to do to be in with a chance to win is post a link on your blog telling everyone about the candy and where to find it and then leave Ila a comment on her blog.

While you're there you might like to take a look at her fab blog.

Good luck everyone.
Maria x

Thank You Gayle

I would like to say a big thank you to Gayle from http://www.littlebirddesign.blogspot.com/ for this lovely award. I really appreciate it Gayle. If you would like to pop over and have a look at Gayle's fab blog just click on the address above.

Now I have to pass this award on to three people. This is so hard as I love reading everyone's blogs as they are all so inspiring.

The 3 people I would like to give this award to are;

Tonya - www.stamphappens.typepad.com

and Rachel www.papercraftsbyrach.blogspot.com

Maria x

Two posts in one day!!

I made this card with another of the new Sweet Ebony stamps from Funkykits. I can't tell you who it's for because they read my blog. I just hope she likes it.

Papers - DCWV christmas stack and Nanna's kids
Image - Sweet Ebony Funkykits
Flowers - Prima
Ribbon - Dovecraft
Embossing.- cuttlebug Swiss Dots Folder
Colouring done with Whisper pens.

Maria x


This is my first creation using my Bind-It-All Machine. Have been meaning to use it for a while but thought it was going to be tricky, turned out to be quite simple, so here it is.
I have posted both pics as I didn't know which one was best as the first seems too light and the second too dark.

Backing paper - Papermania Sweet Nothings
Image- Sweet Ebony from Funkykits
Ribbons- Dovecraft
Flowers- Prima
Buttons are from my stash.

Hope you like it, have a good day.
Maria x

Sunday, 20 July 2008

Card and Candle

I made this card last week but didn't get time before now to show it. My mum came round for a crafting day last Wednesday. We had great fun and the day slipped by in a flash. I'm really pleased with how these turned out.

Backing papers - DCWV Christmas stack
Bazzill Card stock embossed with cuttlebug Swiss Dots folder
Prima Flowers
Stamp- Sweet Ebony from Funky Kits
Oval greeting - Craftwork Cards

Hope you have this lovely sunshine.
Maria x

Blog Candy Winner

And the winner is ..........

Hi Everyone, I want to thank everyone for joining in on my blog candy competition. I know we are a day late in annoucing the winner. I was at my youngest son's school yesterday for the summer fayre and totally forgot! so with the help of my youngest son we have drawn a winner this morning.
Congratulations To Suzanne www.slumbercards.blogspot.com.
I will post your candy tomorrow.

Have a great day everyone and thank you for taking the time to read my ramblings and for all the lovely comments you leave me on my blog. I also hope you get your item at the top of your crafting wish list soon!!

Maria x

Friday, 18 July 2008

How do I keep my post at the top????

Can anyone tell me how to keep a post at the top of my blog page? I have loads of cards and candles ect to show you but can't get my blog candy to stay at the top lol. HELP!!!

Friday, 11 July 2008

5000 Hits Blog Candy.

I would just like to say thank you to everyone that pops by every now and again to read my blog and for all the lovely comments you leave. I know it's a little late but to celebrate hitting the 5000 hits mark I am offering the above Blog Candy. All you have to do to be in with a chance of winning is post a link on your blog to this candy to let everyone know what is on offer and then leave me a comment telling me what is next on your wish list of crafting goodies. The winner will be picked out of a hat on Saturday 19th July at midday.This is open to overseas crafters too.

This post will stay at the top until the draw has taken place. Please see below for latest posts.

Good luck everyone
Maria x

Thursday, 10 July 2008

My New Goodies!!

Well here are my new goodies. Believe it or not this is not all of them!! ( Please note i'm not a greedy person, I just know how to shop!! lol especially when it's for new crafting goodies) I couldn't get it all in the pics. The cuttlebug die above was reduced to $1 (about 50p) that is how cheap it was over there.
Now you can all see why I had trouble stopping myself from buying things!
I really can't wait to have time to sit and play.

I would also like to thank Sue from www.slumbercards.blogspot.com and Julie from www.simplyjools.blogspot.com for the lovely award they gave me. So thank you girls It really made my day. For some reason I can't get it on my screen will try again in a little while.
Maria x

Monday, 7 July 2008

I'm Back...

Hi Everyone, I got back just under a week ago from a fantastic holiday to Florida. As you can see by the photos we went to do all the theme parks. These pics were taken in Disney's Magic Kingdom. The top pic is Cinderella's castle and the bottom is one from the parade. This is by far the best holiday I have been on. The temp was hot about 115 each day. The theme parks were amazing but I would say the magic was definatley in Disney.
I didn't get much of a chance to tell everyone I would not be in blog land as we only booked 2 days before we went!! ( not good when your packing for four). Not a relaxing holiday as we were on the go all the time.

Now to tell you about the fun part...... The craft shops or should I say Stores... as they are HUGE! I thought I was in Crafting heaven. Had to buy to extra suitcases out there, one for hubby and kids clothes ect that they bought and yes... one for all the craft stuff. I really don't know how I managed to stop myself from buying anymore. With the good exchange rate at the moment everything was sooo cheap. I managed to get my much wanted Cricut machine for £90.
I bought it in Walmart. Even the supermarkets have about 6 isles of cardmaking products.

I will posts the pics of my new goodies tomorrow as I am still suffering from Jet lag and a lot has been going on here just of late.

Will blog again tomorrow and should I not post I have moved to America and found a job in Walmart he he!!!

Maria x