Friday, 31 October 2008

Happy Halloween

No cards just wanted to wish you all a

Hope you all have good evening and a good weekend
Gina xxx

Wednesday, 29 October 2008

Secret crafter Saturday Challenge #4

Here is my card for this weeks secret crafter saturday challenge, this week is a sketch done by Donna a member of the DT, I just love this sketch.
I have used a FF image, coloured with my new pro markers, sakura glaze pens and not forgetting some stickles for that added bit of bling!! I have only got 2 brown pro markers so it may look a bit odd :) the pp are SU dashing designer series, I did have a hot sweat on when I cut these up because I love them so much :) the red card is from my stash, I have punched the tag with my new SU round tag punch and added the sentiment from papertrey, I have attached that with a brad.
Hope you are all keeping warm, have a good night xx

Tuesday, 28 October 2008

Blog Candy (Elaine)

Elaine is giving us a chance to win some gorgeous promarker pens to celebrate her (whispers) 40th Birthday on the 15th November, please pop by, all you need to do is leave a message and then link to her blog, but don't forget to check out her cards too, it is only polite to do so :)

Gina xxx

Blog Candy (Viv)

Viv is having some blog candy for her 10,000 hits, congratulations Viv :) please pop by if you havn't already. I am quite late and it finishes tomorrow at 10pm Macclesfield time :)

A few "Thank you" cards

Well as you all know by now it was my birthday last week and I had heaps of cards and pressies :) so here are a few Thank you cards to send out, I didn't have the imagination to do them all different, so I thought I would go with a little production line and do them all the same, I really enjoyed it though, they may be simple but they have all been made "with love" so which colour do you think you will get!!! :) all I need now is to write the envelopes and a little message, it may be printed though, I doubt you would all be able to read my scrawl :)

Monday, 27 October 2008

Blog Candy (Suzanne)

At last here is my card for Sue's Think Pink "Breast Cancer Awareness" candy challenge, the end date to submit a card is 31st

The challenge is "make a pink card and send it to someone who could do with a little tender loving care."

So here is mine, I have had to wait until now because I wanted to use my new promarkers (I need more of these already :). I have used my new tilda stamp and the rest is from my stash.

Sunday, 26 October 2008

Where has this weekend gone :(

No cards sorry, just an apology again for not getting round to see everyone, I have tried to send a few emails but don't know my email is working properly yet,
I can not believe where the time is going at the moment. The Dirty Dancing tribute night was good fun, we did have to wait around a while, which was the only downside but that was because we arrived to early, they told us 7pm but there were still people turning up at 8pm, and then the act didnt come on until 9.30pm. If you do ever get a chance to go, it is worth it and if you get the same Johnny as we had, well lets just say he was very nice indeed :)
Anyway Dave is back at work tomorrow so I may get some crafting done at last, and I will hopefully get round to you all too at some point
Enjoy what is left of your weekend xxx

Friday, 24 October 2008

1st Bind it all and a bit of Dirty Dancing !!!

First of all apologies for not visiting anyone's blogs over the last few days or getting in touch via email, it has been quite a hectic couple of days and my emails are playing up (can not be bothered to find out why yet)
Yesterday I had another lovely day, Dave has had 3 days off and it is the first holiday that has not been spend doing the house so we have made the most of it, we did some shopping yesterday and had a pub lunch, last night I had a play with my new toys (I am now adicted to promarkers :) and made a little note book from my new Bind it all, I must say it is very easy to use, the covers were made from some packaging from my new promarkers, and the papers were scraps.

Now for the Dirty Dancing reference, we are off to a Dirty Dancing tribute night tonight, I have no idea what will happen but we get a meal, the tribute and then a disco :) hopefully I won't be in a corner !!!!!
Anyway I will be off now, hope you all have a fab weekend and lets hope the weather stays nice for us :)

Couple more Birthday cards

Here are a couple of more Birthday cards that I received today, they are from my SBS 9 sisters,

The first is from Katie, it is a gorgeous card and I love the tag and flowers, and I will have to pinch the idea of sewing on the buttons :) thank you Katie xx

The second card is from Lulu, this is another beautiful card, the picture does not do it justice, thank you lulu :) xx

Wednesday, 22 October 2008

Totally Overwhelming "thank you"

Well today has been one of the best birthdays ever and I have all my blogging friends to thank for it, and Dave of course he has been pampering me all day, so a huge "Thank you" to everyone who has taken the time. Who would have thought that I could make such good friends and so many without meeting any of you xxx I have never in my 39 years had as many cards so thank you from the bottom of my heart Mwah Mwah :)
Now before you start looking through the post be advised it is long, but I was not going to leave anything out :) also some of the pics are not the best but the light was fading fast and I must admit I was rushing a bit :)

Ok the first picture is of my cake, Dave brought it in to me at 9.30am, when I asked why so early he said that it would be more of a surpise, so I had to have some or it would have been rude:)

Ok now to business, here are my cards in no particular order it is just how they uploaded, the first is from Tara, I just love this image thank you Tara xx
This gorgeous card is from Natalie, I just love how Natalie seems to make the perfect cards, thank you Natalie xx

This Beautiful card is from Diane, love the sunflower with the matching charm, thank you Diane xx

Jules sent me this one, don't you just love this image :) Thank you Jules xx
This lovely parcel was from Han, there is some gorgeous papers, chipboard tags, alphabet stickers, mini album and of course a beautiful card which I love :) Thank you so much Han xx

Now this gorgeous card and goodies is from Michelle, this is one of my favourite images ever, and I love how she has done my name :) there is DCWV christmas papers and 2 yummy reels of ribbon, thank you Michelle xx Sorry about the picture on this one, this parcel is from the lovely and generous Linda, there is a lovely stamp, some gorgeous images, poinsetta flowers, basic grey paper pad and some more flowers Thank you so much Linda I love it all xx
This gorgeous co-ordinated set is from Denise, thank you. It is a gorgeous card with matching image folder (full of yummy images) and notepad, Thank you Denise it is all beautiful xxx
This beautiful card is from Lynsey, it has sparkle and glitter on, she has put some gorgeous images in too and I can not wait to have an evening of colouring :) Thank you Lynsey xx
This elegant card and image folder is from Vicki, it is gorgeous thank you Vicki xx
Another gorgeous card from the lovely Sue and guess what that is at the front..........yes its my first charlie and charlotte image, Thank you soooooo much Sue xx I love it and she has also given me some more gorgeous images
This is a beautiful image folder packed full of images from Vee, thank you Vee, there is also some gorgeous ribbons and brads, thank you so much Vee xx
This stunning card is from the lovely Jill, she has also given me some images and some gorgeous paper pad too, thank you Jill, I love it all :) xx
This is from Manna, the card is the cutest, there is also a gorgoues stamp, rubons, images and stickers, thank you sooooo much Manna xxx
Now for some of my pressies, now you know I have been pondering on promarkers/copice/prismas etc, well here is what I have gone for and Dave bought me all of these :)
This is also from Dave, I got if from QVC on craft day, I am so patient the box has been sitting there for weeks :)
I got these goodies via Jules (SU Demonstrator) , they are SU papers and the round punch
I have also had some new watercolour pencils,Here is a promarker holder and a ribbon holder with some gorgeous paper pad from DCWV
Well thank you for taking the time to get to the bottom of the post :), I will email everyone tomorrow and thank you properly, I am off now to play with all my new toys, images, papers, stamps and so much more,

Thank you again soooooo much, you really have all made my day

Lots of love Gina xxxxxxxxxxxxx


Wow you ladies are something else, it is 11.40am and I have just finished opening my pressies and I am so thankfull to everyone who has taken time to make me a card and send pressies and images, you really do not know how happy I am right now.

Please come back later because I will be posting all the cards for you to look at :)

I am off now to get ready (I am still in my pj's) and go out for a meal with Dave who has taken a few days off work, he put some banners up for me this morning and gave me my birthday cake at 9.30am :) bless him :)

Thank you thank you thank you :) :) :) :)

Gina xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Monday, 20 October 2008

Secret crafter Saturday Challenge #3

Here is my card for secret crafter saturday challenge, sorry about the picture will try another one tomorrow in daylight.
The challenge is "Blue, White and a little bit of snowflake!".
I have used FF papers and penny black snowy image, I have coloured him with watercolour pencils and stickles and punched some snowflakes from baby blue pearl paper, there are some glitter gems in the centres from my stash

Award from Diane xx

Diane has given me this lovely award, thank you soooooo much, xxx

I have to pass it on now, I know a lot of you already have it, so if you come and read my blog take it read that this award is for you, because I appreciate every single comment that everyone makes xxx

Saturday, 18 October 2008

Blog Candy (Kristine and Marie)

Kristine and Marie both have their 2nd blogoversary this week and have some gorgeous candy on offer, so pop over and take a look at their gorgeous creations :) leave a message with which is your favourite post, hurry though the winner is announced on Monday 20th

Friday, 17 October 2008

Friday Sketchers (or not)

Ok, I know I am 39 next week but I did not think I was so old to be losing my marbles, I made this card today, feeling quite happy with myself that I had done a couple of challenges this week, now this card is for friday sketchers, I won't link it due to the embarrassment I feel, this is last weeks challenge and a new one started today so I have missed it :).
Where did this week go, I thought it was only Thursday today, please tell me its not due to my age :)
Anyhoo, hope you like the card and I hope you all have a lovely weekend xxx

Thursday, 16 October 2008

Papertake Weekly Challenge

This weeks challenge over at papertake weekly challenge is a sketch by Katharina, it is a great sketch and I may have to use this one again :) I made this card for Dave's brother (he is 44), I know a little bear with a flower in the ear is a bit girly but I don't care :) I must admit I hate making male cards but I am quite pleased with this one, hope you are all having a nice evening, I am off to get some chocolate and catch up on my comments xxx

Blog Candy (Jill)

The lovely Jill is having some blog candy to celebrate 10,000 hits on her blog "congrates Jill", and what lovely candy it is too, please pop over and leave a message and link on your blog and what ever you do don't forget to check out her gorgeous cards too :)

Secret Sister Reveal

Michelle organised a sister swap a while ago and today we reveal who our secret sister is. Well mine was............Pam,
Here is my card I sent to Pam, I used high hopes image and papermania papers

and the goodies I sent are on the pic below (thank you Pam, I pinched this off your blog :)

Wednesday, 15 October 2008

Blog Candy (Jules)

Jules has her 1 year blogoversary coming up and has put up some yummy candy to celebrate. As you can see from the picture it is well worth popping over and leaving a link, also Jules is a Stampin Up! demonstater so if you ever want any SU goodies just ask, I am sure she can help you out, also she is doing a stampers 10 club (only 3 places left) so if you fancy it pop over and join, I have :)

Tuesday, 14 October 2008

Secret crafter Saturday Challenge #2

At last a card, I will explain in a bit why I have not done a card for a few days but first, here is my card for the secret crafter saturday challenge, I needed an easy card to get me going again with no colouring!!! the paper is DCWV, the image is from the lovely Han and the rest is bits and bobs from my stash

Ok... now here is the reason I have not made any cards in the last few days. The fabulous lovely Linda lent me some prisma' let me tell you, I thought I would get a few to play with not the whole lot, I am so grateful "Thank you Linda xxx"
Anyhooo, I have been having a play and I must admit, and I say this with a sad heart, I can not get the hang of them AAGGGHHHHH :( Linda also leant me a paper stump and blending fluid. I hate not being able to do it, I am just getting in such a mess with the fluid (messy pup that I am). I have looked at a few tutorials and they make it look so easy, so I will persevere for a while and see if I can get the hang of them but don't hold your breath :)
Thank you again Linda xx

Sunday, 12 October 2008

Ellie's new friend

No cards again today sorry, this weekend has been so hectic, the only calm bit was taking ellie down the local park, I just couldn't resist showing you her new friend :) he was so tiny and cute. I was quite surprised ellie got that close, she is a big baby where other animals are concerned, anyway am off to watch strictly and see who is off tonight, hope you have all had a good sunny weekend xxx

Saturday, 11 October 2008

Blog Candy (Suzanne)

No cards today just a quick mention that Sue is giving some yummy candy (see picture below) for her blogoversary and 30,000 hits on her blog
"Here is what I would like you to do.. if you have time can you make a pink card and send it to someone who could do with a little tender loving care."
The finishing date is 30th October so you have plenty of time, I have not made one yet but just wanted to let you all know so you could all get your cards in. If you do go over to Sue's just make sure you stop off and look at her gorgeous cards too,

Hope you are all having a good weekend xx