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Hello Crafters! Crafting is my escape into my own little world full of ideas. Some of my best creations are produced in the early hours of the morning out of my craft cupboard …. hence ‘Open all hours’. Plus, as I have three lovely small children, often, evenings, weekends and late at night is the time when I can concentrate on making cards.

Tuesday, 28 October 2008

Visit Elaine's lovely blog

It's Happy Birthday to Elaine, and to celebrate she is very kindly giving away some lovely blog candy. Pop over to her blog and check out her lovely cards.

Dawnys Sketch #1

Hi Everyone,

Yet another Halloween card! 'Milly on a broomstick' is one of my new stamps from Spiral Whisper. I really wanted to use it, especially as I haven't finished making my Halloween cards for my family. I thought the Papertake Weekly Challenge would be ideal for this as my 'bat stamp' fitted the requirements for the sketch perfectly.

Sunday, 26 October 2008

Halloween Milly...

Hi Everyone,

I've had a fantastic day at Stampin'Up! stamp camp. We made five lovely cards which can be seen on Jackie's blog 'Jackie's house of cards'. Looking forward to the next one already!

Anyway, I obviously hadn't had enough of crafting as I came home and finished off my Halloween card that I nearly finished the other day. I thought I'll just change one little thing on the 'Milly image' I'd coloured and messed her up completely! So here she is, my second attempt, for the Spoon Full of Sugar challenge and the Spiral Whisper Challenge...

here is my entry

Friday, 24 October 2008

Friday Sketchers - Sketch 25

Here is my first entry for the 'Friday Sketchers Challenge'...

Stamp - Great Impressions No.F235

Hope you all have a great weekend.


Monday, 20 October 2008

Frightful but delightful! - Papertake Weekly Challenge

Hello Everyone,

I love Halloween cards so I just had to have a go at this challenge, so here is my ghostly entry for the 'Papertake Weekly Challenge'.

Hope you all have a fang-tastic week...

Friday, 17 October 2008

Challenge 32 (Autumn)

Hi Everyone,

I haven't got a Magnolia Halloween stamp so I thought I would adapt this one to make the first of my Halloween cards. I've been meaning to make a start on them for a while now. I recently bought a set of 'Clearly Defined' Halloween stamps from Stamp Addicts, so they came in handy with this little project! If you look at a post I did in September using my Magnolia stamp you can see her in full before I cut off the bird she is holding and her wings and some of her hair (I sound so cruel!) So here she is for the 'Cute Card Thursday Challenge' & 'The Dinky Dots Den Challenge'....

Thursday, 9 October 2008

Elephants never forget...

Hi Crafters,

Thanks so much to everyone who has followed my blog it's a real compliment.

I just love this cute little elephant. I have been looking forward to using him on a card since I coloured him in some time ago for the 'Cute Card Thursday Challenge'. So here he is...

Here’s my card

Wednesday, 1 October 2008

Here come the girls!

Hi Everyone,

I haven't posted anything for a while as I've been busy working on the latest assignment from 'Stamp Addicts' which was a range of lovely girly stamps called 'Mimi Girls' from DeNami. I quickly took a few pictures of the cards in my lunch hour on Monday and then posted them off to 'Stamp Addicts'. I didn't have the best background for taking the pictures, the car park floor! Oh well. Anyway here are a few of the cards I made.