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Monday, 13 December 2010

Fancy dress party



Kaitlyn carly and kobie went to a fancy dress party yesterday so we took pics of them and princess k looked decidedly unhappy and when we asked why she said carly kept trying to sit on her head shouting i should sit here. pmsl . poor k.

Thursday, 2 December 2010

EAR TRUST

Sammi from janettes design team suggested a card drive . It's a fab idea and we will be absolutely delighted. Janette from stamping with the dragon/ Dragons den designed us a fab snail and then a super xmas one they are so cute. The digis can either be bought from me for 1.50 each or from here . Janette also has a fab slide show on her blog here which has some beautiful things that have been created with the images.

Thank you to anyone who has already bought it.

 All proceeds from the sale of these adorable stamps, purchased from either site, will go to The Ear Trust, to help enable people with profound hearing loss, to begin to hear.

We are asking all of you wonderful people out there to please help brighten up a day in the lives of these special people, by sending cards.


We'd love it if you'd purchase the special stamps, to create your cards, since proceeds go to the charity. Those of you who purchase the Ear Trust Digi stamp and create a card with it, to send to the Ear Trust, will receive this special image, Jiggy's Presents, created by janette free, as our way of saying Thank You.
 
 
 
 
When sending your cards, please include a blank envelope for each card, and send all your cards in one package.


Please mail your cards to:



Teresa Birchall

94, Canal Street

Barnsley, South Yorks,

S71 1lr



AND SEND A COPY TO JANETTE TO CLAIM YOUR FREE STAMP

JANETTE WILL ALSO ADD YOUR CARD TO THE SLIDE SHOW :)



dragonslairdsesigns@googlemail.com


A Huge thanks, in advance, to each and every one of you that take the time to send cards!! We really appreciate it!

Here's what i was doing instead of making cards.




Carly announced on friday that her dolly mary was cold cos she needs a coat so her mum looked at dolls clothes and nearly choked at the prices. So i looked in the craft room and found my long packed away knitting needles. I bought some wool on saturday and started knitting saturday night here's what i've got so far . 1 pram suit with bobble hat , 1 pair of knickers and matching vest , 1 dress with matching shoes/socks and headband , 1 coat with matching bonnet , all waiting for ribbons and buttons on their way from ebay also nearly finished an old fashioned full length nightie and mop cap.lol. don't know what carly will think.

Todays makes

Kaitlyn was off school again today due to the snow and she wanted to make something. We had a hunt around the craft room and found a wooden wreath with butterflies and flowers that we got in hobbycraft ages ago. So we coloured it in with promarkers then glued parts of it and glittered it.

Tuesday, 30 November 2010

Ear Trust

As all my lovely friends know we have been busy fundraising for the ear trust . The lovely janette from stamping dragon designs who designed our snail has been wonderful. One of the lovely ladies in her design team suggested we have a card drive so that all the people especially the  children who use the implant service can have a special card. Jeanette has also offered something special to anyone who sends a card . More details will follow. There truly are some amazing and generous people out there.

Sunday, 21 November 2010

Princess k

Princess K went to a fancy dress party for her friend erin's birthday today . She loved dressing up as belle and wanted everyone to see her picture .lol.

Wednesday, 17 November 2010

Flourgirls birthday

Here is the card i made for flourgirls birthday.

These are pamper ones from elzybells and i think they're cool.

Card swap.

Here is the swap card for oct for the lovely oona .

I love these john byers stamps . Maybe it's because i'm an old lady lol.

atc/fat page swap.

I was so far behind with the swaps paddington only just got her fat page  from sept and here it is.


For october i had to swap with lyndach and here is her atc.




And The Winners Are :

Thank you to everyone who entered and helped spread the message for the ear trust.

The winners of the blog candy as drawn by kaitlyn are



1st Prize . Ordinary Stash = Pep - Pop


2nd prize . Xmas stash = Louisa (dawnteabag)


As i reached over 100 followers i added these.


3rd prize series 1 Remember when sepia decoupage sheets and a tim holtz distress ink pad  =  Carol Ann



4th prize 1 set ( 20 sheets ) Flipping kids decoupage sheets and flippin men peace rubber stamps = miss L



5th prize 1 set ( 20 sheets ) Flipping teenagers decoupage sheets and flipping men gardening rubber stamps = Kels Makes


Big thank you again to all who entered and could the winners please email their details in the next 7 days to birchallteresa@yahoo.com and i'll get them in the post as soon as i can. Any unclaimed prizes will be drawn again in 7 days .

BLOG CANDY

As a thank you to all my lovely followers I am offering a draw for blog candy just leave your name at the bottom of this post Draw will take place on the 17th november Be Lucky. . Please would you take the ear trust badge from my sidebar to help us raise awareness as this is a very difficult task. Thank you



I'll try and get a better pic
candy set one See picture above

Goodies include :


scrapbooking caddy

papermania rosette template and silhouette petals template

LLB venaissance collection 6 x 6 paper pack, clear stamps,beaded embellishments,feather collection.

LLB retro rose collection 6 x 6 paper pack, chipboards, beaded embellishments

4 sheets a5 mirri board ,

xcut border punch flowers

fiskars shapecutter plus and swivel knife

small flower stamp and 2 x packs gems

tim holtz distress ink pad antique linen

pack of 6 twinkling h2o's

marianne creatables flower die



Runner up candy see picture above
Goodies include

Scrapbooking caddy

Dovecraft xmas spirit scoreboard

Dovecraft xmas sparkle scoreboard

25 assorted 8 x 8 backing papers

1 pack papermania 8 x 8 festive frolics papers

1 see d's xmas stamps

4 x a5 sheets mirror card

3 packs stickers xmas theme

1 x sheet sticky ribbon

1 x papermania mistletoe stamps set

1 x papermania 3d stickers

1 x papermania adhesive stones

1 x card classic christmas ribbon

1 x capsule collection petals

1 x papermania sparkles trio

1 x pack of 3 pigment stamp pads

fiskars finger tip swivel knife

                                                 Be Lucky and thank you for reading .

Draw now closed thank you

Tuesday, 16 November 2010

Ear Trust

As most of my blogger friends know my darling grandaughter carly who's 3 is profoundly deaf. She had a cochlear implant op in jan 2010 and it has changed her life completely. She can now hear as well as you or me with her implants in. I wanted to do something to thank the implant centre and Chris Raine the amazing surgeon who did so much for her. I had no idea where to start but the lovely Dragonllew asked her friend janette from stamping dragon designs  if she could help and she did us an amazing snail digi which she has kindly given us permission to sell to fundraise . Janette also did our fab badge and she also did me a fab christmas version too. Both versions are available to buy for 1.50 each from me .If you wouldn't mind then i'd like paypal gift then we don't pay fees . I have now added a donate button in my sidebar to make donating easier . Please state whether you'd like the santa snail or normal. Here are a few examples of what i've done with them so far






I know it's a big ask but if you could help we would be very grateful. I will have to email them out myself and will do so as soon as possible.
If you click here you can see more examples of janette's fab work .



As a thank you to all my lovely followers I am offering a draw for blog candy  just leave your name at the bottom of this post Draw will take place on the 17th november Be Lucky. . Please would you take the ear trust badge from my sidebar to help us raise awareness  as this is a very difficult task. Thank you

I'll try and get a better pic

candy set one See  picture above
Goodies include :


scrapbooking caddy
papermania rosette template and silhouette petals template
LLB venaissance collection 6 x 6 paper pack, clear stamps,beaded embellishments,feather collection.
LLB retro rose collection 6 x 6 paper pack, chipboards, beaded embellishments
4 sheets a5 mirri board ,
xcut border punch flowers
fiskars shapecutter plus and swivel knife
small flower stamp and 2 x packs gems
tim holtz distress ink pad antique linen
pack of 6 twinkling h2o's
marianne creatables flower die






Runner up candy see picture above

  Goodies include

Scrapbooking caddy
Dovecraft xmas spirit scoreboard
Dovecraft xmas sparkle scoreboard
25 assorted 8 x 8 backing papers
1 pack papermania 8 x 8 festive frolics papers
1 see d's xmas stamps
4 x a5 sheets mirror card
3 packs stickers xmas theme
1 x sheet sticky ribbon
1 x papermania mistletoe stamps set
1 x papermania 3d stickers
1 x papermania adhesive stones
1 x card classic christmas ribbon
1 x capsule collection petals
1 x papermania sparkles trio
1 x pack of 3 pigment stamp pads
fiskars finger tip swivel knife

Be Lucky and thank you for reading .

Sunday, 14 November 2010

Candy

The lovely gemma has some fab blog candy up for grabs here . Just do a post with a link to gemm , become a follower if you aren't already . ( If not why not her work is stunning) . Then leave your details .

Tuesday, 2 November 2010

Blog award

The lovely claire (wannaberich) has nominated me for the Digi's With Attitude! "I got the Attitude! Blog Award"






 What this means is not only did I get a $5.00 Gift Certificate for Digi's With Attitude! Store but now I can say that like me  "My Blog's got attitude !" lol

All I have to do is tell you 3 things that make me different from everyone else and nominate 5 blogs. What gives me the `Tude?


                                            1.)     I have lived in 20 different houses

                                            2.)      I have never been out of england

                                             3.)     I am terrified of all animals


                                                              The 5 blogs i nominate are

  1    Artydoll

2    kms26 

  3  soma

                                                                      4 flying fresian



Please display this badge proudly and link it to the Digi's With Attitude! Challenge Blog. To qualify for the $5.00 Digi's With Attitude! Store Gift Certificate please read the guidelines here



Friday, 22 October 2010

Crafty ribbons goodies .

Their pics were better than mine so here they are . This is what i did with the ribbons i got .







Monday, 18 October 2010

stash treat

I went to deliver my t bag cards this morning and called in the range where i treated myself to some new goodies.



The two tubs at the back have foam shapes in for kobie and carly but as they were in the bag kaitlyn wanted them in the photo.

I got 6 packs of anitas xmas lazer stickers
4 packs other xmas lazer stickers
1 packet hampstead brads reduced to 99p
set of 6 the snowman stamps reduced to 4.99
papermania elegance goodie pack says 24 pounds worth for 9.99
they also had honey and hugs and secret garden both of which had stamps in.
xmas glitter stickers
2 packs glittered snowflakes.

T bag cards

Well i've spent the last few days painstakingly cutting card printing , punching , cutting etc to put together 110 t bag cards . Finally finished them tonight ready for them to go to a new home tomorrow. Now onto the next few hundred.lol.

Friday, 8 October 2010

Halloween Goodies

I'Ve been poorly this week but my new stampin up punches arrived a few days ago . ( Thank You Lisa) . So here's what i did with them.




The mini pumpkin and skull buckets were bought last year after halloween from asda for 50p a pack of 4

filled with body parts, choc pumpkins, choc eyeballs, choc monsters,

skull ring and spider ring . from home bargains, sainsburys, asda,

Hope you like them. wish i'd bought more than 6 packs now.

Blog Award

I was given this fab award by the lovely caroline. Thank you so much.


I'd Like to pass this on to the following ladies

Artydoll

Jellybaby

craftfairies

flying fresian

donna marie

Please accept and pass it on to your blogger friends too

Wednesday, 22 September 2010

new stamp

Now as most of you know i can't resist sugar nellie stamps and i own err a few lol. Here's one from a sheet i bought a few weeks ago . Autumn ones.


Image is from sugar nellie

orange and green card from the papermill

Backing paper was stamped in green , orange, brown using a leaf stamp from my funky kits stamp sheet

Leaf Charm from stash

ribbon from crafty ribbons

dew drops from sarah's cards .

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges

A crafty little place - colours brown / orange / green

Creative card crew - autumn or fall


Paper playtime - Autumn

Let's ink it up - stamp and a charm

Paper sundaes - fall or halloween colours

Stamping sisters in christ - use fall colours

Creative belli b themed embellishments


A spoonful of sugar - anything goes


Girly card

Here is the card i made for alee for the card swap on cp.  Hopefully the postie will have delivered it in the morning before she spots it here .

Image is nutshell pecan from nutcrafters she's fab.

Papers are from stash

Gingham strip punched with martha stewart punch then ribbon added

pink card from papermill

buttons, flowers and gems from stash

bubbles are glittered

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges

nutty nutshells challenge - pretty in pink

Digital Tuesday challenge - It's all about the girls

Spoonful of sugar - anything goes

Friday, 17 September 2010

Jellybaby's Challenge

Jellybaby set the challenge on mse this time . The theme was cows and / or makeup . I needed to make a birthday card so did this.



The image was one i was sent by a friend and it's a cow with a cake think it's a penny black stamp.
coloured with promarkers

backing paper was given to me by kaitlyn  she steals the sparkly stuff and i have to beg a bit back.

The black and white card is from a pack of a3 animal print card from the works

green dew drops from sarahs cards

ribbon from crafty ribbons

sentiment from kanban


I'd like to enter this into the following challenge .

The shabby tea rooms   nature and / or green

Totally Gorjuss   - Wild thing

I did it creations - keep it simple

Secret Crafters - anything goes


Tuesday, 14 September 2010

Karen at feline playful is offering some fab blog candy for reaching 200 and 300 followers please pop along and join her as it won't be long until she reaches 400 .

Friday, 10 September 2010

B'day card for dragonllew

Here is the birthday card i sent to jenny aka dragonllew. Hopefully it will have reached her by now. I love this image and kept it fairly simple but i entered it into the DT call at fab n funky. Doubt i'm good enough but nothing ventured.



Backing paper is fantasy from dovecraft
glittery card was given to me by princess k lol
Punched with a hobbycraft border punch.
Image is one of my new sweetpea stamps and seemed just the job.
coloured with my promarkers
gem was from a pack from the range.


I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges

Fab n funky   -  what eva
Pennys challenge 37 - Happy birthday
Creative cottage - Celebrations
paper playtime - castles, knights and damsels in distress

atc / fat page swap

Last months theme on the atc fat page swap was water . My lovely swap partner was dragonllew and here's the fat page i sent to her .



The image is rockpool fun from sugar nellie think it's half price at the moment
coloured with my lovely promarkers
sand was made with glittery strips
backing paper came from a stash swap
shells and sea horse have been in my stash since noah first set sail on the ark.

i'd like to enter this into the following challenges

stampin ' sisters in christ  - depicting water

Wednesday, 8 September 2010

Image wallet

Here's an image wallet i made for a friend . It has some images in from my lovely new sweetpea stamps .
I made a couple of other things today as well as fil's card and this but can't blog them until i know they have arrived safely.

card for fil

It's my father in laws birthday tomorrow and he's absolutely awful at diy he phones us now even though we live miles away . This is just how he used to end up when he did any. If anything breaks no matter what it is he gets out the super glue and sellotape lol.


Backing papers from a stash swap
Image is diy lofty bought from joanna sheen
sentiment is a small stamp i had for ages
Paint splashes are red card punched with a paint splash looking punch lol.
scalloped card from craftwork cards.

I'd like to enter this card in the following challenges

Fab 'n' funky   - what 'eva'  
incy wincy designs celebrate
Shabby tea room - Tag you're it

Monday, 6 September 2010

Princess k

Princess kaitlyn started big school today and tried on all versions of her uniform before deciding on her pinafore dress lol.

Saturday, 4 September 2010

Birthday card

Here's a quick card i made for a friend of my grandaughters and it's for a 3 year old.




Image is one i bought from stamping with the dragon during their recent birthday celebrations.
Image coloured with promarkers
Card blank was a pre glittered one given to me by kaitlyn
Bows and butterflies bought from the range for 1 pound per pack.

I'd like to enter this into the following challenge
stampin with the dragon  The Eyes have It.