Wednesday, 30 April 2008

Happy Birthday Aoife

These are the two cards ive made for Aoife's 7th birthday from her two brothers. The top one was made using a Whipper Snapper stamp "Girl with Teddy". The stripey paper and letters are by Doodlebug. I used a Woodware punch for the tag and added some silver peel offs for the 7 Today. For the second one i used Changito Happy b-day stamp by Stampendous and papers from the Spring Stack. The ribbon is Doodlebug and the greetings are from Craftwork Cards.

Love Noleen xx

Gina's Blog Candy

To celebrate 10,000 hits Gina has some fantastic blog candy up for grabs. Here is my entry:

All you had to do was make a card using pretty paper, a stamp, ribbons and flowers. Its my daughter Aoife's 7th birthday in two weeks and this is the card i made for her. Ive used Tilda with wellies, Doodlebug paper, letters and ribbon and little Prima flowers.

Love Noleen xx

Tuesday, 29 April 2008

RAC for Vicki May

I made this image wallet to accompany some images i sent to Vicki-

Vicki always leaves me lovely little comments on my blog and it was my way of saying thanks to her. I used Tilda with blanket and paper pieced her top and watercoloured the rest. I then used Doddlebug letters to spell out her name. I used the paisley Cuttlebug folder to emboss some pink Bazzill Bling cs. The only bad thing about it is she knew someting was coming as i had to ask her for her address which kind of spoiled her surprise.

Love Noleen xx

Saturday, 26 April 2008

Ohhhh lovely Bellas

Ive made two girly birthday cards today using the lovely Bella images that Natalie kindly sent me. I couldnt wait to try them out but the colouring isnt great on them im still trying to watercolour my images. I used backing paper from The Spring Stack, greetings from Craftwork Cards and green Prima flowers. I hope Natalie likes them and again a big thanks to her for giving me a chance to try them.

Love Noleen xx

Thursday, 24 April 2008


I saw and adored this card on Natalies blog so you can imagine my suprise when it landed on my doorstep this morning and revealed itself to be a gorgeous wallet containing lots of lovely Bella images!!!!!! I was so, so chuffed- ive long been a fan of Natalies cards and it was a pleasure to recieve this today. So i just want to say a big, big thank-you to Natalie and to tell her how much i really appreciated this. Thanks Natalie.
Love Noleen xx


I made this card simply because i wanted to have another go at water colouring. I enjoyed paper piecing yesterday i think it looks really effective so i decided to throw a bit of this in too...

I have used Tilda with blanket as i used it yesterday for the first time and i really like her. The papers are from The Spring Stack and the paper frills are by Doddlebug have used stickles on her wings and blanket and popped three little gems in the corner for added bling.

Love Noleen xx


Challenge #7

Girls Just Wanna Have Fun! - "As we had male cards last week, this week we would like you to make a card with a female theme"

This card was a first for me in many ways its the first time ive watercoloured an image- so im quite chuffed with that, its the first time ive used this stamp- its by Woodware and called Girly Fun and its also the first time ive stamped a sentiment straight onto a card!!!

Love Noleen xx

Wednesday, 23 April 2008

Happy Fathers Day-again!!!

I've had this fella quite some time now after seeing him on Natalie's blog. He's called Handy Mouse by Great Impressions, i couldnt really think wat to do with him then i remembered the Doverafts Kids papers so i thought id give it a go:

The letters are Loopy Love by Doodlebug and again the greeting is from Craftwork Cards. I might give this one to my dad as he is a real handy man perfect for when you need some flooring put down and he also as a shed full of tools and gadgets.

Love Noleen xx

Happy Fathers Day

I wanted an excuse to ink this little fella up. I love this Penny Black stamp Dressed Up and while looking through some blogs i came across a fab sketch by Katherina- so i decided to give it a go:

It didnt go exactly as the sketch (there is supposed to a circle behind the image) but its the best i could do. Inspired by the wonderful Natalie at Crafting Fun! i decided to have another go a paper piecing so his little tie would match.

Love Noleen xx

Tilda & Co Challenge

Girly but Blue!

You dont see many girl cards/projects in blue very often. They are normally pink! Well i would love you to make your projects this week in BLUE! Has to be suitable for female...

Here is mine:

So for this challenge i have used Tilda with blanket, i have also had my first go at paper piecing. The blue paper i used was from The Spring Stack, the greetings are from Craftwork Cards. I have also used blue ribbon, blue gems and a blue paper anchor. Oh nearly forgot i also used baby blue stickles on her blanket.

Love Noleen xx

Tuesday, 22 April 2008


I have 8 questions to answer:

1. If a movie was being made of your life who would you like to be cast to play you? And why?

2. You have to spend a whole month on a desert island for charity and you have to choose your favourite celebrity to spend the first two weeks worth & your least favourite to spend the last two weeks with. Who would they be and why?

3. What are your three favourite crafting products?

4. If you could invent something to do anything what do you think it would be?

5. What are the last three books that you read?

6. QVC or Create & Craft?

7. Docrafts or Dovecraft or DCWV?

8. What is your claim to fame?

Here goes:

1. It would have to be Reese Witherspoon as I think she is pretty, blonde and sassy, everything i inspire to be!!!!!!!

2. The first two would be with Rod Stewart so he could serenade me every day and the last two weeks would be Mark from Holby City, he bugs the life out of me and i just want the chance to punch him.!!!!!!!

3. Double sided sticky tape, rubber stamps and Cuttlebug embossing folders.

4. It would have to be The Housework Buddy- it would iron clothes and put then away, wash the floors and make sandwiches- weird i know but hate doing it....

5. The last three books are Rosie by Alan Titchmarsh- it made me cry, Never Say Never by Melissa Hill and I'll Be Seeing You by Mary Higgins Clarke..

6. Ive never watched QVC and ive never heard of the other one so i'll have to say neither.

7. Dovecrafts because i think its good value and the masculine range is a life saver..

8. My claim to fame is when i was little kiddy about 6 or 7 i got choosen from a large crowd to switch on the Christmas lights with the lord mayor at our local shopping centre. I can still remember the newspaper heading: "Noleen's eyes light up as she brightens up Craigavon Shopping Centre"- ok so it didnt make me famous for long but i was sooooooo chuffed at the time.

Ok thats me done now ive to tag someone. Its Vicki May

Friday, 18 April 2008

Cute Card Thursday

Challenge 6 "It's a mans world"

"This week we would like to see the cards made for the men and boys in your life"

It's Dominic's mate Barry's birthday this weekend so Dominic, Barry and Barry's dad and uncles are headind to Donegal for the weekend so Dominic asked me to make a card he could take with him. The Sugar Nellie is courtesy of Vicki and all the other papers and embellishments are by Dovecraft.

Love Noleen

Happy Birthday Maryella

My little star Aoife is going to her friends 7th birthday party on Sunday so i set about making a girly card...

Ive used a Whipper Snapper stamp Girl and Teddy. I cant remember the name of the paper i used i have searched online to try and find out but i cant see it. Ive had to use peel off letters on this card as i really wanted the name on it but Maryella is such a long name that i could'nt fit it on any other way. The little greeting is from Craftwork Cards and i used a Woodware tag punch and attached it with a brad. I finished it off with a little Prima flower. I hope she likes it...

Love Noleen

MIL's Birthday

Today is my MIL's birthday and ive really struggled to make these two cards- I would like my mojo back so if anyone out there finds it you know where i am..

Here they are...

As you can tell these arent great i really dont think i can say anything more about them!!!!!!!!!

Love Noleen

IM BACK........

Well sort of... the laptop arrived back a little while ago afer me saying to Dominic this morning how i wished it would hurry up!!! I've made a few cards over the past few days- i think my mojo left too-, its my MIL birthday today and im really struggling with it, i just havent a clue. Im on it at the moment so hopefully i'll have it posted today... Its good to be back and i'll be having a good nosey round all your blogs that ive really missed as soon as i can find some time....

Love Noleen

Wednesday, 9 April 2008

Computer Trouble

I have to apologise for my lack of blogging.... and its about to get worse. The power lead for the laptop has ceased working, at the moment its only just powering on the portable DVD player battery, so its off on its travels tomorrow to see the tech guys at PC World. If thats not bad enough the kids computer has also stopped working Dominic thinks it has a virus so he packed it off to his mate who's a computer freak but a very busy man so it could be a while. So from tomorrow we shall have no computers or internet access..... I'll be having withdrawl symptons while Dominic will be just pleased i cant do any online shopping. So thats your lot for i dont know how long so have fun with all the challenges.

Happy Blogging

Love Noleen xx

Thursday, 3 April 2008

Cute Card Thursday

Challenge 4 Transport

"Our challenge this week is Planes, Trains and Automobiles"

Here is my entry:

For this little boys birthday card i used Woodware Clear Stamp set "Playtime". The backing paper is K&Co "Hopscotch".

Love Noleen xx

Thanks Gina and Sharon

Ive recieved this "You Make My Day Award" from Gina( and Sharon(

I havent been around much lately Keelan is still off school until next week so ive been spending loads of time with him but Aoife did go back to school this week so im working from 2 different hymn sheets.

Anyway now its my time to nominate three people for this award which is quite difficult because i read so many but here it goes.

  1. Vicki So thats it hopefully i'll get a chance to post a new card soon

Love Noleen xx