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This blog was created to act as a record of the cards and other projects that I have made. It is for both my own reference and to help inspire anyone who wants to take a look.

I'd love it if you'd leave me a comment so that I know what you think of my projects and that you've been to visit!

Anyone can comment, even those who don't have a blog. (Just look for the word 'Comments' under the three little pictures at the end of each post). Readers without a blog can add an anonymous comment, but please leave your name (and docrafts username if applicable) so I know who you are!

Slideshows of all the cards I've uploaded to my blog can be found at the bottom of the page.



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Monday, 30 June 2008

More Blog Candy - Stampin' Up - CLOSED

I think I need to make some cards 'cos this is all I seem to be posting just lately. Maybe I should make a note of all the blog candy I come across in a day and post it as one post!!!
Hopefully I'll have some cards for you all tomorrow as my craft room has to be packed up for when the inlaws arrive on Thurs evening, and they have to be made before they arrive.

Well, as advertized in the post title, there is some blog candy up for grabs from Debbie, a US Stampin' Up demonstrator, as she has reached 10,000 hits on her blog.

To enter, head over to Debbie's blog HERE.

OPEN UNTIL JUNE 30TH 9AM EST (THINK THAT'S 5 HOURS BEHIND UK TIME, SO 2PM BST)

New Stamp Characters Looking For Names - Blog Candy - CLOSED

There are a couple of new stamp characters looking for names over at http://scrapmagasinet.blogspot.com/
Head over and give your suggestions to be in with a chance.
This is a Norwegian site, so you might have to be extra imaginative.

The blogger, Lisbet, designs her own range of stamps which are really quirky.

Not sure when it ends, but it was posted on the 27th June.

Sunday, 29 June 2008

PIF Blog Candy Up For Grabs - CLOSED

There's a chance to win PIF Blog Candy over at Vicky's blog until 7pm tonight.
She's a very talented lady so head over and take a look at both her beautiful cards and the lovely bags she makes.
NOW CLOSED
http://vickyscollection.blogspot.com

Saturday, 28 June 2008

EVEN More Blog Candy - CLOSED

Right, last one for tonight!!!
Something different is offered up over at Arwen's blog.
To celebrate the upcoming 10,000 hits, she is offering a beautiful Tilda notebook, card and wall-hanging.
Post your comment to have a chance of winning.
NOW CLOSED

http://runadesign-arwen.blogspot.com/

Even More Blog Candy - CLOSED

Another chance to win some blog candy.
Dana has received 1000 hits on her blog and has some lovely BC up for grabs.
Just post your comment for 1 entry, add her blog to Google Reader (or similar) for a second entry and add a link on your blog for another entry.
OPEN UNTIL 29TH JUNE 9PM CST (MUST BE CENTRAL, SO THINK THAT'S 6 HOURS BEHIND UK, SO 3A.M.)

http://mytreasuredcreations.blogspot.com/

More Blog Candy - CLOSED

Found some more blog candy on Fiona's blog.
She's reached 10,000 hits on her blog, so has some lovely BC to give away.
Pop over and leave a comment and tell her what your favourite crafting technique is to be in with a chance.
OPEN UNTIL JULY 4TH

http://magickdiva.blogspot.com/

Demo Day at Flutterby Crafts

Well, just got back home from a demo at Flutterby Crafts just down the road in Thatcham. It was a Trimcraft demo by the lovely Tracy Watkiss.

She had some beautiful samples and made every effort to show us how we could make them ourselves, and even made us templates so we could remember how they were done when we got home.

Today I learnt how to make an origami box and lid from two sheets of 12x12 paper, and an origami frame book to go inside. There was also an origami card with a diamond pocket on the front for the envelope-like flap to tuck into. That will definitely be on my 'to be made' list. Looks a lot more difficult to make than it actually is. (It's an easy card to make, isn't it Tracy!) One of my favourites though was a little book that had lots of flaps that can also be made from 2 sheets of 12x12 card. Tracy had made it with the Once Upon A Time card and was beautiful, no, delicious!!!

Haven't got any photos to add to this blog, but hopefully will have some once I've attempted the cards and books.

Naturally enough, I had to spend SOME money (would be rude not to!) and treated myself to the Goody Bag, the two different types of Laura Ashley papers from Dovecraft and some stamps. I look forward to using them after my in-laws have been and gone next month. (The dreaded pack away - I'm not looking forward to tidying everything away so they can have the use of the spare room).

Well, I'll head back to my recording of the Andy Murray match - I'm an hour behind so no-one tell me the result!!

Blog candy to be won! - CLOSED

Not done this before so hopefully I'm doing it properly!

To celebrate her birthday on the 29th July, Lorraine over at Scrapmetal's Retreat is giving away Blog Candy.
Head over to her blog and leave a comment to be in with a chance!
OPEN UNTIL JULY 30TH 9PM BST (GMT+1)

http://scrapmetalsretreat.blogspot.com/

Thursday, 26 June 2008

Mini Magnolia/Tilda Challenge #8 - Unusual Fold Card

Well, unlike last week, I didn't leave it until the last minute to make my entry for the MM/T Challenge, and have actually got it done in plenty of time!

I decided to go with a spring card - the first I've attempted!

It's for a young girl, and to be honest I'm all pinked out this month, so decided on a different colour scheme.



The card was made using Mermaid Tilda, which was kindly donated by Tara through an image swap, and watercoloured with the Whispers Brushstrokes markers, and the beautiful DCWV Once Upon A Time mat stack.

Wednesday, 25 June 2008

Very First Blog Entry

Well - I've finally done it. Hopefully I'll be able to maintain this blog without too many hair-pulling moments.

Thought I'd share a card with you that I made the other day.

This was made for the docrafts Mini Magnolia/Tilda Challenge. The premise was to make a shaker card. The only other stipulation was that any of the Magnolia range of stamps had to be used.

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