Friday, 28 March 2008

Magnolia Challenge

This is the card i made for this weeks Magnolia Challenge, this weeks challenge was to follow a fab template. This Magnolia image is called "Homespun Tilda". I have used backing papers from K&Co and the little flowers are Prima with little gems added to the centre of each...

Love Noleen xx

Thursday, 27 March 2008

Cute Card Thursday- Challenge #3

People, as we had "All Creatures Great and Small" as our challenge last week, we think its only fair to have "People" as our theme this week. Any people image is fine, it could be Magnolias, Bellas, Nellies, Lolas or any others.

For this challenge ive made a birthday card for my friend Jeff. I've used a Sugar Nellie stamp, the letters are by Doodlebug and the stripe backing paper is from the Christmas Stack.. The greeting is from Craftwork Cards. Its finished with a blue brad and 3 little gems...

Love Noleen xx

Have a wonderful day...

This is the card that i made to accompany some PIF Candy that ive sent Tracey. The PB Stamp is a image i recieved from Vicki -http://paperliciousoasis. The patterned paper is from The Brenda Walton Dollshouse Collection, ive had it ages but never used it. Ive also added a cream panel that i embossed using the Swiss Dots cuttlebug folder. I finished it using a Flutter Greeting from Craftwork Cards.

Love Noleen xx

Wednesday, 26 March 2008

Glitter Pot - Update

Did you know that the fabby Glitter Pot is now stocking valuable wants and must haves from Craftwork Cards. So those Wonder Words greetings that we cant live without are now available from The Glitter Pot... Happy Days i can do all my shopping in one place

Love Noleen xx

Happy Birthday Rockstar....

I made this card using an image i recieved from Vicki. I think the little guy with the guitar is a great image for a lads card. The backing paper also came from Vicki and is from the Dovecraft masculine pack. Thanks Vicki
Love Noleen xx

New Baby

I decided to make a new baby card for Nicola's Sketch #7

I've used a Sugar Nellie stamp "Baby Millie" for this card- i think she's so cute..... I mounted some Bazzill Bling pink cardstock onto a plain card and then the patterned paper i used is from Pebbles Inc. The image was also mounted onto the pink BB card. The little blossoms are Prima and each one has a little gem in the centre. The greeting is from Craftwork Cards and it has been finished off with some gems in the left corner.

Love Noleen xx

Nicola - My Paper World

I've just discovered a great sketch from Nicola (link on left hand side) at My Paper World and she has this fabby sketch - Stetch no. 7

I love the layout of this so im going to give it a go....... watch this space....

Love Noleen xx

Tuesday, 25 March 2008

You Make My Day - Award

I got this cute little award from Maria, its a little award you give to people whose blogs you love to read. I read so many blogs on here so like Maria I will pass it on to 3 people
I give the "You Make My Day Award" to:
and finally to Natalie as it was she who inspired me to join Do Crafts all those months ago...
Love Noleen xx

Thanks Vicki

Look at the fabulous PIF candy i recieved from Vicki this morning. Thankyou so much Vicki , included are some stamped images , patterned paper, ribbon, flowers and buttons and some embossed cuttlebug paper. I love it all and cant wait to have a play....
So everyone, you know what it means its my turn to do PIF candy..... so the first 3 UK residents to leave a comment on this blog will recieve some PIF candy from me.

Love Noleen xx

Sunday, 23 March 2008

Happy Birthday Dominic- My Mr Perfect

Happy Easter to everyone but today is also my hubby's birthday, so ladies here he is :

Isnt he so fine... lol... I bought him this top as it suits him perfectly!!!!!!!!!!!!

Love Noleen xx

I've been tagged

I've been tagged by Tara - The rules of the game are:

. Link to the person who tagged you and post the rules on your blog

. Share 7 random and/or weird facts about yourself on your blog, we all want to know them

. Tag 7 people at the end of your post and include links to their blogs

. Let each person know they have been tagged by leaving them a comment on their blogs.

1) Im the youngest of 3 children and was both a mummy's girl and a daddy's girl. I could do no wrong.

2) When i was 16 my bedroom was on the ground floor and i once climbed out the window to meet my then boyfriend to celebrate our school football team winning a cup. He was the captain after all.

3) I was obsessed with the film Grease and used to watch it every day after school while pretending to be Sandy- i was hopelessly devoted.

4) I met my husband in our local shopping centre where i was working and he was taking kids portraits, i walked past wiggled my Levis bum- a moment he says he will never forget.

5) Even though i have 3 kids ive never experienced a contraction, my 1st two babies were early and born by emergency section so i had to have a third even though i had finally made it to full term.

6) When i was a baby my parents said i loved to listen to Rod Stewart and i got so embarrassed now i love him to bits and listen to him all the time.

7) I love reading fiction books by Irish authors such as Meave Binchy and Shelia Flannagan- but i have to read them in one sitting as i once i start i cant stop.

Now to nominate 7 people i choose Vicki May-, Vicki-, Maria-, Gina-, Sue-, Andrea- and Kerry-

Love Noleen xx

Saturday, 22 March 2008

For Daddy

Also in the post this morning was a Stampendous stamp "Changito Guitar" so i thought id use him for a birthday card from the kids to give to Dominic tomorrow

For this one i used backing paper from the Dovecraft Masculine pack, the ribbon and letters are both by Doodlebug. I hope he likes it as i spent quite a bit of time over the layout, im quite happy with how it has turned out.
So now im off to make Dominic a yummy mint Aero cheesecake- he loves them. Tomorrow im going to let him have a lie in before i wake him up with his pressies and a big fry!!! He is a fab hubby and daddy and deserves to be spoiled
Love Noleen xx

All Creatures Great And Small- Cute Card Thursday Challenge

My First Challenge

"This week we would like to see creatures on your cards, they can be animals, birds, fish even dinosaurs or dragons. Absolutely any creature imaginable.

I decided to go with this PB stamp "Dressed Up" which arrived from the glitter pot this morning. As we all know dogs are mans best friend and since its my hubby's birthday tomorrow i thought this was perfect as we are proud dog owners! I hope its ok.

Love Noleen xx

I've Won an Award

I recieved this award from Natalie at Crafting Fun!- thanks Natalie. The "Arte Y Pico" (Art and More) award is given to bloggers who share their art and creativity making their contribution to the blogging world.
The rules!
1) You have to pick 5 blogs that you consider deserve this award for their creativity, design, interesting material, and also contributes to the blogging community, no matter what their language.
2)Each award has to have the name of the author plus a link to his or her blog to be visited by everyone.
3)Each award winner has to show the award and put the name and link to the blog that has given her or him the award itself.
4)Award-winner and the one who has given the prize have to show the link of "Arte Y Pico"blog, so everyone will know the origin of the award.
5) To show these rules.
Now its my turn to give this award and its really hard as i dont know who to pick. But I have choosen Vicki -Paperlicious Oasis, Tara- Tara's Designs, Vicki May- Jus cos cards, Gina- The Card Kabin and to Michelle- The Card Grotto.
Love Noleen xx

Thursday, 20 March 2008

SBS9 March Sketch

I did it!!!!!!! After tea i got stuck into creating a card according to Gina SBS9 March Sketch. I absolutely loved the layout of this sketch until i realised i had nothing to cut out the 2 circles but alas no fear i got 2 glasses out of the cupboard drew around them and done my best at cutting them out so that is why they arent perfect but hey it was my first attempt. I used paper from The Spring Matstack and the greeting is a rub on from P INC. I added to little gems for a bit of bling. Im quite pleased with the overall result and hope Gina gives it her approval.
Love Noleen xx

Gina at the Card Kabin

While looking through all the blogs i came across Gina and when i clicked on i discovered her fab March Sketch. If i get a chance after tea i think i'll give it a whirl because its a great layout and my cards all seem the same. Watch this space........
Love Noleen xx

Just a little something...

I whipped this card up after my last post just because i wanted to have a play with my new goodies, as you can see ive used my new greetings and the heart ribbon brad. I love this Nellie image but im so useless at colouring in which is a big problem as i mainly use stamped images on my I'll just have to keep on trying.
Love Noleen xx

Why I love the post man...

...He always brings me some lovely goodies. The top photo is some Wonder Words from Craftwork Cards- i just love these they are an absolute life saver as i dont own any greeting stamps these are the perfect finishing touch and can look great when chalked on or jazzed up with some gems....... The second photo is a stash of goodies i ordered from Artymiss- DCWV mat stack, heart brads, heart ribbon brads, ribbons and photo anchors. I had seen the little anchors used so many times and i finally tracked some down. Living in a small town in Northern Ireland there is only one very small craft shop that is rather expensive and doesnt stock all that i want so it means endless hours trailing the internet but its always worth it when the postie turns up...

Some of my latest cards

These two cards arent for anyone in particular, both are birthday cards suitable for friends. I do have quite a few birthdays coming up so hopefully they wont be sitting around for long.

Im thinking of using this card for my MIL birthday next month... not sure though. Ive used PB stamp, prima flowers attached with brads. Backing paper is from the Spring Stack and the greeting is from Craftwork Cards.

Wednesday, 19 March 2008

Card Challenge

Im really looking forward to tomorrow as i hoping to take part in the new weekly challenge "Cute Card Thursday". I especially love to make cute cards using stamps from Penny Black. Hopefuuly i'll have a new post tomorrow with my 1st card challenge.
Love Noleen

Thanks Vicki and Michelle

Just want to say a big thank-you to Michelle and Vicki for welcoming me to the wonderful world of card blogging. It means a lot coming from two very talented and inspirational bloggers.
Love Noleen

And finally this is the card i made for Keelan from me and his dad. The dinosaur is from Lili of The Valley, letters are by Doodlebug and the greeting is of course from Craftwork Cards. Thanks for looking
"The Birthday Boy"
Its hard to believe Keelan is 5 already it seems like yesterday when he came into the world. He is a real mummy's boy-he was born prematurely at 32weeks and has had a few little development poblems but he's a jolly little lad full of fun.

Keelan's 5th Birthday

Here are two cards i made for my son's 5th birthday last week. They were both made using the new Paper Nation decoupage images.

Hi to all Card Makers

Hi to all the mad card makers out there. Ive decided to set up this little blog as being at home all day with my little two year old Alex can get a bit lonely...Ive been dabbling at making cards now for a couple of years but im not nearly as good as most of you lot out there. I first started to show my efforts on the "Do Crafts" site but ive been reading the fabulous blogs of Michelle Short (Card Grotto) and Natalie Kennedy (Crafting Fun) and decided to have a go to. Please feel free to drop me a line any advice during these early days will be a great help.

Love Noleen xx