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Saturday, 18 December 2010

Even More Polar Bear Cuteness....!

Well, after staying up rather late last night finishing off Christmas cards for people I was supposed to be seeing today, with a very sore neck, the stupid snow has ruined my plans!!!  My family are unable to drive up to see Mark and I and go out for our yummy early Christmas lunch down at the local restaurant!  I am SO disappointed! :o(!  Never mind.  I just hope it doesn't happen next weekend when we are due to go down South, otherwise, Christmas will officially be ruined for us!  At least we have each other.  But for me Christmas is about spending time with all of those you love.

Anyway, here are the 2 cards I made last night.  They will have to wait to be given to the recipients on Christmas Day!





Can't wait to make some more later on!! Will cheer me up.

Thanks for popping over and please leave a comment as I love reading them! :o)

Friday, 17 December 2010

Polar Bear Cuteness!

Hi everyone,

I am so pleased with my latest Christmas card that I have made using Prairie Fairy Designs - A Mother's Love!!
I have bought quite a few images from the store, and they are just so wonderful to work with. 


I have used Stamp 'n' Bond with White Flock on the Polar Bears, so they are lovely and fluffy! I have also added Glitter Glue to the snow which I shadowed with my Arctic Blue Pro Marker.  It's much more sparkley than in the picture!


I also used my Promarkers to shadow the fur with grey, and to give Mummy and Baby Bear rosie cheeks, I used my Blush Promarker. White Sukura pen is on the noses and paw to make them look shiny.  I now wish I had added Glossy Accent too, but I've given the card to the recepients now! I'll do it on the next one for Marks family.

As I haven't used my Hot Foil Print Wizzard for a while, I decided to get that out and personalise the cards.  I think it makes the card even more special.

Thanks for looking, and i'd love to hear what you think of my card.

Merry Christmas!

Monday, 13 December 2010

Final Pear Tree Designs Challenge of 2010...........Challenge 30!

Hi everyone,

Firstly, I'd like to say a VERY MERRY CHRISTMAS AND A HAPPY NEW YEAR to everyone and a massive THANKYOU to all of you who have taken the time to look at my blog, post comments and enter challenges at Pear Tree Designs Challenge Blog where I am on the DT.  Also, I'd like to say thanks to Donna for allowing me to be on her DT during 2010, and I am looking forward to more DT challenges in 2011!

The final challenge is to create a Christmas Card! Anything relating to Christmas. All we ask if you follow the rules below:

1) Only Max 2 entries per person per blog

2) Please stick to the theme that has been set

3) All entries must be linked from your blog or emailed to me if you do not have a blog

4) All challengers must be a follower of our blog

5) All entries must be in before Sunday 19th December @ 4pm


Here is my DT card:


Our sponsor for this weeks challenge is One Stop Card Crafts and this week the prize is a £10 gift voucher to use on their online store.

Good luck everyone, and have a lovely Christmas 2010 xx

Saturday, 11 December 2010

Stylish Blog Award!



A massive thankyou to Heidi who has very kindly given me this award!!  It has made my day, and I'm so grateful!

Once awarded this award, you are supposed to:
  1. Thank and link back to the person who awarded you this.
  2. Share 8 things about yourself.
  3. Pay it forward to 8 bloggers you have recently discovered.
  4. Contact those bloggers and tell them about their awards.

  
8 Things About Me:

1. I love anything to do with cardmaking and papercrafts! (who new!?)

2. I love shopping, especially for present for others!

3. I have lost 5 stone (70lbs for my american friends!) in the last 18 months through eating healthy and daily exercise, and very proud!

4. I am getting married next May to my goregous Fiance Mark who I love with all my heart!

5. I love to cook, but hate clearing up afterwards!
6. My favourite animal (currently) is a cow!  I am obsessed with everything cow!!!
7. I like to make people happy!
8. I love my life and the 'new' slimmer me! :o)

I am passing this award to the following people (in no particular order):

  1. Donna
  2. Mandy
  3. Georgina
  4. Maddy
  5. Suzi
  6. Wendy
  7. Teri
  8. Emma
Please let me know when you lucky 8 have picked up your reward!

Have a super weekend everyone.



Tuesday, 7 December 2010

Pear Tree Designs Challenge 29 - Winter Wonderland!

Hi everyone,

Sorry for the delay in posting, but for some reason blogger would not let me sign in!! ARGH!

So, for this weeks challenge we would like you to make a card/project  with a winter wonderland theme!! This should be easy enough, enter your christmas cards you are making!

Here is my DT card for this weeks Winter Wonderland Challenge:




This week we are sponsored by The Character Cafe and they will be giving the lucky winner $10 Gift Certificate to spend in there online store.

We also have a wonderful 2nd prize this week!!!!! All of us on the DT over at Pear Tree Designs Challenge Blog have donated lots of lovely goodies for the luck winner to wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year and to say a big 'Thank You' to all of our followers, who have been following us and joining in on our challenges over the last year.  Donna has very kindly put a list up of all the goodies so far, and she will be adding some more to it as well!!! WOW!

Good Luck everyone and I look forward to seeing what you come up with!


Monday, 29 November 2010

Pear Tree Designs Challenge 28 - Sketch with a twist....

Hi everyone,

Sorry for the tad late post.  I have been SO busy today, what with shopping and exercising and general house stuff!

So, Challenge 28 - Sketch with a twist...This week we would like you to follow the sketch below, but the twist is you must include gems somewhere on your card/project.

SKETCH:

Here is my take on the challenge, and a big thankyou to our sponsor this week, Robyn's Fetish Digital Stamps and More , for letting us use one of their digi designs:



Robyn's Fetish Digital Stamps and More is happy to offer the winner of this challenge 5 digital stamps

or digital paper sets of their choice.

Please head over to Pear Tree Designs Challenge Blog and enter your card or project before Sunday @4pm!


Monday, 22 November 2010

Pear Tree Designs Challenge 27 - Colourful

Hi everyone,

Challenge 27 - Colourful

This week over at Pear Tree Designs Challenge Blog  we would like you all to produce a card/project which is colourful! We don't want to see black, dark brown, purple etc....

Rules:

1) Please follow the challenge that has been set

2) Only 2 entries per blog allowed, other entries will be removed

3) Please make sure you are a follower of our blog

4) All entries must be in by Sunday 28th November @ 4pm

Our Sponsor for this weeks challenge is CardMadFairy's Creations and they will be offering this weeks winner a set of 4 x Christmas Digital Images!!! Lucky you!

Here is my DT card:




I am loving my new Glossy Accents which I bought from the Hobbycraft show a few weeks back!! I am using it on everything! haha  Not sure you can really see it in the picture, but it looks pretty cool in real life, even if I do say so myself! :oD  It brings a flat picture to life!  I am also loving my Elegant Square card! I wish I had a die cut that could cut it out for me, as I had to cut the backing paper out myself, was a bit tricky, but didn't do a too bad a job I don't think?

Anyway, have fun with this challenge everyone!  

Monday, 15 November 2010

Pear Tree Designs Challenge 26 - Shaker Card...

Hi everyone,

Challenge 26 is up and running over at Pear Tree Designs Challenge Blog and this week we are asking you to make a shaker card!

Making a shaker card is easy peasy, so if you have never given it a go before (just like me) have a look at this video below:


Art & Craft:
How To Make A Shaker Card

Here is my take on this weeks challenge:




We have a new sponsor this week, CardMadFairy's Creations. Welcome!

Please head over to Pear Tree Designs Challenge Blog to find out what you could win if you are the lucky winner!

I looked forward to seeing what you come up with. Remember your challenge cards must be in by 4pm Sunday.

Good luck.

Sunday, 14 November 2010

Pear Tree Designs has been hacked......

Hi everyone,

Donna has asked the DT to let you all know that the challenge blog has been hacked into, as has the email account associated with it, and unfortunately Donna is unable to sign into either and sort out the winner of challenge 25 and put up challenge 26 for you all!

Please bear with Donna while she is trying to rectify the problem

Llook out for challenge 26 on my blog, and the other DT's blog's tomorrow, but you just won't be able to add your card until the challenge blog is sorted.

Monday, 8 November 2010

Pear Tree Designs Challenge 25 - A sketch..

Hi everyone,

Challenge 25 is up and running over at Pear Tree Designs Challenge Blog and this week we would like you to make a card using the sketch below:


You can go with any theme or style as long as we can see you have followed the sketch.




Here is my take on the sketch, which as you can see, is using a Christmas theme:


This week we are being sponsored by One Stop Card Crafts.  The winner of this weeks challenge will receive a lovely goody bag!

Look forward to seeing all your takes on the challenge.
Please make sure your card is submitted by 4pm on Sunday.

Tuesday, 2 November 2010

Pear Tree Designs Challenge 24 - Bonfire Night

Hi all,

Hope you had a great Halloween!  We got no trick or treaters again this year, but to be honest, I'm fine with that!! I usually associate it with being egged...so I'd rather not open the door!

Anyway, back to this weeks challenge - Bonfire Night!!  Anyone doing anything for this?  I will be at the NEC Hobbycraft show so I might get to see a few Firework Displays on my journey back from Birmingham!

We would like you all to produce a card/project which is related to Bonfire Night/Guy Fawkes/November 5th! Please stick to this theme only otherwise your entry will be deleted.

Here is my challenge card:




I found a beautiful picture off of Google Images after reading one of my magazines showing different ways of scrapbooking images, and thought I'd do the same for a card!  Unfortunately I am not very good at taking photos when using glossy paper, so I have a glare from the flash.  I have used my fab glitter pen on the fireworks to add some sparkle.

We are being sponsored by The Character Cafe this week.  They are a brilliant digital design website, providing excellent digital images.  They are offering our challenge winner a $10 Gift Certificate to spend on their online store!  Please head over to Pear Tree Designs Challenge Blog and enter your card/project before this Sunday @ 4pm.

Have a good week, and good luck,


Monday, 25 October 2010

Pear Tree Designs Challenge 23........Halloween!!

Hi everyone,

Another week has gone by so quick, I can't believe Christmas is only 8 weeks away!!! Who has started Christmas shopping yet?  I have!  If I had it my way, I would have my decorations up too! They make me feel all happy when the days get dark early and the weather outside is miserable!  In my town they have just put up all of the decorations, so I can't wait until they get switched on, as they always look stunning.

Anyway,  Challenge 23 is up and running over at Pear Tree Designs Challenge Blog and we would like you to make us a card or project with a Halloween theme!

Here is my DT card for this week's challenge using a Digi design by Robyn's Fetish Digital Stamps and More called 'Five Pumpkin Friends'.  A big thank you to them for letting us chose from a selection of fab Digis this week!



Robyn's Fetish Digital Stamps and More  are offering the lucky winner 5 digital stamps or digital paper sets of their choice, so please enter your card or project before 4pm this Sunday to win!  You can enter up to 2 projects too....

I have entered my card into the following challenges:

 Paper Issues Halloween Party Challenge
Baby Bud Designs
Trimmies Craft Challenge
Ooh-la-la creations challenges
My Time To Craft Challenge

 Have a good week all, and......

HAPPY HALLOWEEN!


Tuesday, 19 October 2010

Pear Tree Designs Challenge 22....

Hi everyone!!!!

Well I missed last weeks challenge as I was away on holiday, so I couldn't wait to start the DT card for this week for you all!

This week is Challenge 22 - 'Free for all'.  We over at Pear Tree Designs Challenge Blog would love for you to produce ANY card/project to your liking, it can be any theme you like...!

Here is my DT card:



We are sponsored by Lilac Lemon Designs this week and they will be offering our challenge winner a fab prize!   Please head over to Pear Tree Designs Challenge Blog for more information.

Look forward to seeing your enteries which must be in by 4pm on Sunday 24th!


Thursday, 14 October 2010

I'm Back from my weeks holiday with a blog candy WINNER....!

Hi everyone,

I got back late Monday evening from my fab holiday in......IBIZA.   That means that my Blog Candy winner is DARIA who had the closest guess of Spain.  Please could you email me your full name and address and I will pop your surprise candy in the post ASAP!  Congratulations!

Thanks to all of you that took part xx

Mark and I had a fab time in Ibiza, despite the storms we encountered for the last few days that were fun to watch!! Can't say I appreciated it much while trying to carry my suitcase down all the steps which was a bit like a waterfall on the last day though!!  It was nice and sunny and pretty hot on a few days, so I did manage to get a tan.  It was nice to sit on the beach and relax, listening to the waves.

Here are a few pictures of our time in Portinatx, Ibiza.



Monday, 4 October 2010

Pear Tree Designs Challenge 20......

Hi everyone,

Challenge 20 is up and running over at Pear Tree Designs Challenge Blog and this week we are being sponsored by The Character Cafe.  Please head over to the blog to see what you could win if you are the lucky winner!!

This week you are asked to make a card/project with a Good Luck theme, and Good Luck must be featured on your card/project somewhere.

Here is my DT card for this week:



I have used the Sugar Nellie - Catch a Falling Star stamp for this card and replaced the star with a 4 leaf clover covered in lots of lush green glitter to fit in with the good luck theme!  As it happens, Mark and I went blackberry picking the other week and mark actually found his very own 4 leaf clover!!  He was very excited about this, bless him. haha  I have put it inside a book and its now drying in the airing cupboard.  Unfortunately, its not the best looking clover,as it looks a bit eaten, but it still good luck right?  Did you know that for every 4 leaf clover, there are 10,000 ordinary ones?

Anyway, I would love to see all your fab projects for this weeks challenge, but I am away on holiday for the week, so I wish you all lots of luck and a very good week ahead.

Best wishes,

Friday, 1 October 2010

Surprise Blog Candy up for grabs everyone!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



Hi everyone,

I am going on holiday on Monday and I would like you all to guess where this could be!!!  I am only going for the week, so it's not too far away, but it's out of the UK!  Thats all I'm giving away!!

The first lucky guesser will win themselves some lovely candy!!

For you to be in with a chance to win, I need you to do the following:

  1. Become a follower if you aren't already.

  2. Post a pic of my surprise Blog candy picture above on your blog with a direct link back to my blog to spread the word.  This can be in your sidebar.

  3. Post your guess of where I'm going on holiday in the 'Post a comment' section on this post.

  4. You have until 12th October to do this.
Simple!

Good Luck.

Monday, 27 September 2010

Pear Tree Design - Challenge 19!!

Hi everyone,

Please head over to Pear Tree Designs Challenge Blog to enter your card in this weeks fab challenge!

This week, we are asking you do design a card/project for a celebration, whether it be new baby, wedding, anniversary.....As long as it is a celebration!

This is my DT card, which I have made for Mark's Sister Karen. She is definitely a shopaholic!!


I got this stamp as a freebie from Creativity! Magazine.  They usually have rather good freebies!  I used my beautiful Martha Stewart punch with a doily edge to split the background up, and made my own background paper with my new paisley stamp!

This week Robyn's Fetish Digital Stamps and More will be sponsoring us, and the lucky winner will recieve either 5 digital stamps or 5 digital papers sets of their choice. 

Looking forward to seeing your designs!

Monday, 20 September 2010

Pear Tree Designs Challenge 18 - Sketch with a twist....

Hello everyone,

Challenge 18 is now up and running over at Pear Tree Designs Challenge Blog, so please head over there and enter before 4pm on Sunday!  The twist is to put gems somewhere on your card.

Here is my DT card for the challenge:


I had to by myself Sharon Armstrong's latest CD called Walter and Winnie does Christmas!! It's super cute and a brill CD!  I have been making my Xmas cards from it. 

So, this week we are sponsored by Lilac Lemon Designs and they will be giving away something fab, but you will need to head over to the challenge blog to see what it is!

I would also like to welcome two new guest designers to PTD, and hope they both enjoy there time here with us!

Good luck everyone, and looking forward to seeing what you come up with!

Monday, 13 September 2010

Pear Tree Designs Challenge 18 - Pink Theme

Good afternoon bloggers!!

Challenge 18 is now up and running over at Pear Tree Designs Challenge Blog and the theme for this week is PINK!! I think most of us girls love pink, so this should be a very easy one, and lets hope it's just as popular as our animal theme challenge last week!

Here is my DT card:


The flower is made up of 2"hearts which I have folded in half and then stuck together on the back of the yellow circle in the middle.  It was great fun to make!  It sort of reminded me of one of those little hand held windmill things that kids play with? lol

I have given this card to my lovely Godmother, Anne, who had Mark and I over for lunch a few weeks ago. We had a lovely day and to finish it off she handed us both a lovely cheque to help put towards the wedding.  We are so grateful Anne, thanks so much again! xxxxx



So, back to the challenge!  We would like you to create a card/project which is of Pink! The card/project needs to be majority of the colour pink, but some of the card/project can be of a tiny bit of other colours!!

This week's Sponsor is One Stop Card Crafts and they wil be giving the lucky winner a selction of Girly Craftwork Card Candy worth over £10.00!

Have fun, and look forward to seeing what you all come up with!

Saturday, 11 September 2010

Pear Tree Designs Challenge Blog - Challenge 16


Head over to Pear Tree Designs Challenge Blog for this challenge 16!  This week we want you to make a card/project with an animal theme.  As you can see from my DT project, I have decorated a candle with a Daisy & Dandelion range image!

Pear Tree Designs Donna is going to sponsor this week and the lucky winner will get the following:

1 Month's Guest Designer Slot
Superise crafty goody bag
3 x digital images from my store

Good luck everyone!

Saturday, 4 September 2010

I got a blog award!


Hi everyone,

The lovely Susie has very kindly given me this blog award!  Thanks so much Susie!  I haven't had a blog award from quite a while now, what a lovely surprise.

I now have to pass this award onto 10 blogging buddies, and they are as followins, in no particular order:












Please leave me a message to let me know you have taken this award!

Thursday, 2 September 2010

Some new Die Cut Decoupage sheets I've tried out....


Hi everyone,

Here are some decoupage designs from La Pashe that I was very kindly sent by someone from Imag-e-nation the other week!


My first card was made using Die Cut Decoupage - Wacky Wheelz - VW Golf.  Love the image!! I have such trouble with male cards, and this just solves all my problems!  The Die Cuts are also very easy to press out, and I have had so many in the past that rip as they have not been Die Cut properly!  Thank you La Pashe!


My next card is from the same range and this one is called Die Cut Decoupage - Wacky Wheelz - VW Beetle.  This was also great to work with and I love the wackiness of the car wheels!!  I added some smoke coming out of the exhaust with my white Sakura Pens and I think it just made the picture!


For my next card I used of of the Die Cuts from Christmas Carols - The Holly and The Ivy & Ding Dong Merrily On High.  I added some holly embellishments to this as I felt it needed something extra.  I also added glitter to the bow at the top and the scroll and text at the bottom, but unfortunately it hasn't come out on the camera.  I like this Die Cut.  It's very traditional!


My final card for now is made using The Twelve Dames of Christmas - Nine Ladies Dancing.  To be honest, I was not as keen on these as I thought I would be.  I don't personally think they are christmassy enough, but that's just my opinion!  I do think its a clever idea though!!  I also added some glitter onto this Die Cut because basically, I love glitter and everything must sparkle!


If you like any of these, please click on the links i've provided and take a look at them on the Imag-e-nation website.  All of these Die Cut Decoupages are 99p as far as I'm aware and if you spend over £5 you get free postage!

Also, before I go, I got sent an e-mail this morning about a free digi stamp you can download and also another way of getting your hands on another free digi or 2!!  Take a look at the link!

Happy crafting!



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