Friday, 30 November 2007

CRAFTWORK CARDS SALE TODAY!!!!!!

It starts 4pm Friday 30th November with over 500 items in the SALE area, loads of them 75% off!
There is also FREE P&P from Friday 30th November, 4pm through to Monday 3rd December at 4pm


Be there of be square.... MMmmmmmm going back to me childhood there....

I shall update you on my fabulous night out last night later!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Thursday, 29 November 2007

Unusual cards...

A few weeks ago I went to creatives for a class taught by Lousette Ashton, we made this lovely card

I loved it sooo much I have been making more since and have altered the design a little, I wanted to make it bigger as it were originally 4 x 4 inch card...

Here is my take on it hope ya like... Mmmmm you can't really see the glitteratie on it


A million love songs later.......

Ohheeee don't ya just lurve that song, mmm Gary Barlow!!!!!

Well I have long awaited to see me man in action once again, missed out on getting tickets last time, but was sure as hell determined to get one this time, so tonite I shall be seeing my guys in action at the 02 dome which is up the road from me.... poor Paul the only way to get me a ticket without truly pulling me hair out was to drag him along, as Paul is in a wheelchair since his accident a few years back.... And it's buy one get one free, and a lot easier to get through to ticket office,mind you parking is £20.00 what a rip off, think I shall park in the train station and puch him the rest of the way...

bless him.. but hey I have to trapes all over the country driving him and his friend to footie and sit for three hours in a freezing car, so thats the least he could do for me, what say you......

Oheee a million love songs later, let it shine, let it shine... :((((( bit sad won't be seeing Robbie this time....

Monday, 26 November 2007

We three Kings.............

Over at the Papertake weekly Challenge team and I have been given our challenge for this week, as the title states, we are to make a card using three images:
Here's what our host Steph has set... And there is BLOG CANDY on this one too.... so come on get those entries over to Papertake weekly.....

We three....Kings?!?!
Hi everyone! We're continuing with the Christmas Caroll themes! This weeks challenge, 'We three... Kings?' is to use 3 images on your card! (Christmas if poss please!!) They can be three the same or three different!! This week we are offering a small prize too! The design team will be voting on Sunday for their favourite card and the winner will be announced along with next weeks Challenge!! The rules are simple the card must be a new one that hasn't been entered for any other challenge blogs and hasn't been on your blog before!!!

Once again the team has rose to the challenge with fabulous creations do take a look...

Here is my card....


All items can be purchased from Creative Living...
Hero arts Flourish clear set
Hero arts Snowflakes Set
Patterned Papers are from the My Minds eye kit....
Card stock is the fabulous Opalescent value pack by Royal Langnickel
Doodlebug ink pad Bon Bon
and the text is A muse stamp (not sure that Creatives sell these now!)

Friday, 23 November 2007

Blog candy time nearing... So here's the Challenge EDITED please see end of post....

I shall be giving away a fabulous magnolia stamp which is mounted on EZ.... Also I shall throw in some prima flowers and ribbon, which is not in piccie.

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so here's the deal, if you would like to enter for this, I would like ya's to make a card for any birthday occassion, BUT this must be a completely new card that you make and not attached to any other blog challenge...

Please make the card and link on yer blog to this post or if your don't have a blog please email a jpeg image to simplyfairies@yahoo.com and I shall upload it here..

What say you'e are you up for it!!!!!! all are welcome, international too not just UK.........

HERE ARE SOME ENTRIES TO MY BLOG CANDY: Two beautiful cards from people who do not have blogs.....

Julia Antunes card :


Jo King's card

Sue Baxter's card

Thursday, 22 November 2007

What a week..

I have had one stunning week, although can't really say much about it at the moment, but am dying to tell ..... But all will be revealed in a couple of weeks....

Hi Every one...

Sorry haven't been blogging, Just like to say thanks for all ya best wisheds for me Nan, what an awful thing she had to go through, she did well, and now we just have to wait for results, I shall keep ya updated, but Thanks again...

Thursday, 15 November 2007

Gone a little wintery......

With the Help of Caz, I have gone a little wintery, am liking my new blog header very much hope you do too....

No carding today :(((( Have to go to pick my Nan up from Hospital in London today, she has had to have a biopsy, they found a mass when they did am MRI scan when she had her fall a few weeks back, I am itching to get ther but they keep changing the time, and I hate to think of her all alone, but she will be in recovery and I can't get to see her there...

Then this evening I shall be (if I get back i the traffic) meeting up with an old work mate.. going for a chinese mmmm yummy!!!

See ya all later...

Wednesday, 14 November 2007

Santa's little helper.........

Another card challenge for me today, Over at Daring card makers blog their Tuesday extra is:

Santa's Little Helper is still trying to motivate us into getting those Christmas cards made and this week our subject is
Piles of Parcels

we'd like you to put some gorgeous, tempting, beautifully wrapped Christmas parcels on your cards this time.

Well here is my take on it, I Use Enchanted papers from Craftworkcards, Memory wire from Creative living, (whose online shop is now open) Also the bella image stampand text is from Creatives too, A circular punch and scallop one, the edging around the white circle is freehand and is a little tip I got from The very talented Lousette Ashton, Thanks Lousette...
Hope you likey.... My fave colours too!!!

Tuesday, 13 November 2007

I just had to case this card.......

Whilst attending a beautiful class at creative living today, I spied a Design created for a class by Faye I just had to case.... I cased the first one near on exact, I just loved it so, and thought that this would work very well for my second card...

The first one was using winobella and bella text, the second my fave Bella of the moment Snowbunnybella, and a sentiment by My sentiments exactly....


Ever felt like a real sew n sew ????

That's the theme for the new challenge over at Scrummy stash cafe.... To use felt, and Real stiching not Faux....

Well I got meself one of this ickle sewing machines, I thought Yayyyy!!!! gonna get an airing from it's box, Ohhhheee nahhhh more like throw it through the flamin window, Could I get to grips with it, Now I am not shy of sewing machines, I have a big one, I used to make me own curtaining swags and tails, roman blinds and they ain't simple stuff, BUT this thing well I wanted to to stamp on it, and not the rubber kind either!!!

In the end, I just kept it simple and cut out felt flowers with me cuttlebug and sewed between each petal, again I used a magnolia image that I swapped with Shary (thanks muchly Shary)...

The sentiment is an A Muse one from Creative Living....

Monday, 12 November 2007

Snowy happenings over at Papertake weekly

This is our remit from Steph over at Papertake weekly challenge blog:

this weeks challenge is 'Snowy Scenes' - so
anything that fits the bill! lol! This could be literally a snowy scene

or snowflakes, snowmen etc etc. Have fun! x

This was a great one thanks Steph, A big thanks also for always coming up with great themes....

I am really pleased with the outcome of this challenge, I bought some berautiful papers and snowlflake chipboards from The craft studio at east Farleigh Maidstone, Even though the paper designs are infact christmas ones I thought that they can be used all year round, they are from the Sandylion range and called Holiday dots, The alpha chibaords were from Creative living, and scrumptious ribbon too..... I painted them with brilliance ink pad and stuck some bling on too....

Not ya usual colours for snow, but hey it kinda works don't ya think......

Friday, 9 November 2007

Getting Corrugated with Daring cardmakers

Getting Corrugated...
Hi all :) This week it is Jo here to set the dare...

I seem to have developed a little bit of a fixation with old cardboard boxes....! My dare this week is to use some corrugated card on your card - it could be corrugated craft card or an old box etc. taken to pieces :) You could make the card blank from it or die cut shapes etc...

Well I am getting into the swing rather like a monkey really swinging from challenge to challenge, I just can't stop, well I searched for corrugated and found some in a folder, it had holes to the side so I used my scallop scissors and cut edges for each side, Used Pink Petticoat papers, a magnolia stamp, and sentiments fromcraftworkcards and of course my resdident bling the crystal.....

Not quite sure if this creation but hey show the good with the bad... hope you likey, do also check out the wonderful creations over at daringcardmakers too

Show us your Scallops!!!

Another Scrummy Stash Cafe challenge creation...

Show us your Scallops!!!

Yes, it's day two of the challenges and today I, Samm, get to set the challenge.

I would like you to use scallops somewhere in your card or layout, they don't need to be perfect so grab those scissors, die cutters, scalpels and go to town, you can even use pre made scallops, we just want to see your wonderful creations.


Well I have just made another challenge card again from the Scrummy stash Cafe blog, this time using products from their Chalk Garden Card kit, If ya haven't purchased their card kits before, you are really missing something, they are brill and crammed with beautiful products and Instructions on fabulous creations to boot....
The crystals and ribbon come from Craftworkcards and sentiment stamp is part of a set by inkadnkado repositional stamps from craft art uk...

Craftworkcards

Oh am ever so excited, my recipe cards were on the door mat when I came home yesterday, and there I am amoungst the creations of Julie Hickey and Steffi Heeson, oh I do so feel quite proud, only wished I could show you my creations, My daughter Winnie is showing them off to her friends...lol

I really enjoyed making them and hope that the recipents of the Recipe card suscriptions enjoy them as much I as did...

Wednesday, 7 November 2007

Scrummy stash cafe challenge...

Well I feel like joining in on some challenges and Scrummy stash cafe have a new blog and are doing challenges the first challenge is:

We challenge you.....to make a card, layout or both using acetate in some shape or form! you can use your own stash for this one, it doesn't have to be from a particular kit.
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The design team have made some fabulous creations do take a look here

Here is my entry, I have used Bazzil card stock, acetate , Stampin up set, primas and Dove craft charm brads both from Creative living and ribbon n crystals hope you likey.....

Oh Lordy Fishy happenings

Oh I am truly driving meself mad!!!!! There is something definately fishy going on here today with a capital F Ffffffishhhhhhhh!!!!!

Have you ever bought a stamp and know that you have bought it home, and need to use it and can't blinkin find it, I am giving meself and real headache!!!!!!!!!

Tuesday, 6 November 2007

Heee Heee just to show I am not all bar humbug at this time of year !!!!!

Am feeling rather mischevious at the moment, not sure why, I thought I would share this with you My Dad sent it me, perhaps thats where I get my sense of humour from lol... Apologies in advance anyone eating breckie or such!!!!! Hee Hee Hee...

Happy Halloween

****Runs and hides****

Monday, 5 November 2007

Operation: Get Well!

Operation: Get Well!
Your mission, should you chose to except it, is to make something with a Get Well theme! This could be a Get Well card, speedy recovery, under the weather etc etc.
That's the challenge theme for this week over at the papertake weekly challenge blog, do go check out the superb creations by our very talented design team here

Here is my entry:
The stamp used is inky antics one, basic grey papers, card blank craftworkcards,ribbon and flowers from my scrummy robbon kit from silver hat...

Bang Drivel update!!!

Well SAUSAGES we had, well some if us did...

Me I never got to taste em, The mash was scrummy, But the bangers went with a bang!!! Just as I got it on me fork directing said sausage to me mouth a Banger went off outside made me jump and drop said sausage onto floor where Tillie were sitting dribbling for it, and off it went with her to the garden!!!

Bang bang drivel !!!!!!

Well Happy firework night all, My poor little Tillie, My dog she is as fed up with the bangers going off as I am, bar humbug I hear ya say!!!! Hmmmmm not at 6 am in the morning, I mean who wants to play fireworks at silly Hour!!!!!

Well with all the bangs going off tonite I suppose for tea we really must have bangers n mash... Otherwise known as SAUSAGES but hey you all know that but just had to say it anyhoos.... ohhheee I feels like stuffing me face I am sooo hungry....

Well am busy busy like a sparkler need to get my papertake challenge card done, norty me ......

Byeeee **** waves ****

Friday, 2 November 2007

The Bellas have landed!!!!

Right into my basket holding hands with the cutest buttons ever.....




They tried to do a runner but I sat on em, I mean where did they think they were gonna go...
Anyhoos they have landed here at creative living, there I spied them today, nothing passes my eye!!!!!

Will ya look at those fab buttons too made by rayher and the ribbon that compliments them too are just as fab, at a fab price too... I suppose with all these purchases I really oughta make a card, ohhhee am itching to use them....

Thursday, 1 November 2007

Blog Candy!!!!

Oh wow, Sue has just nudged me that I have gone over the 5000 mark, Wow it amazes me that my blog has had that many hits, I said when I reached The 5 grand mark I would be giving blog candy, Well am soooo sorry that I missed it, so heres the deal I shall wait until 10,000 (wow) and I shall be giving away a magnolia stamp Hmmmmm could I bear to part with one of those, Well the answer is yes coz I have two of the same stamp...lol Silly me lurves em so much I am blind to what designs I have bought!!!

I shall be asking peeps to make a card for this Blog Candy and it will be open to international as well!!!