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dudley, west midlands, United Kingdom
hi. my name is Michelle, i am 30 years old. Im married to Matt and we have a 4 year old boy called William. i work full time as a paediatric staff nurse at our local hospital. I started making cards in 2010 as a way to relax after suffering with postnatal depression. My hobby soon became an obsession, lol, and i now spend a lot of time (and; money) on my new love. I have also had a little dabble in knitting and sewing and discovered a crafty side to me i never knew i had!

Saturday, 24 December 2011

Merry christmas & Blog candy reminder!!!

Im sat here watching the gremlins. Feeling very excited about what santa will bring us. My little boy is 3, its the first year hes really got excited about the build up. I cant wait to see his little face in the morning!

Merry Christmas to all my lovely followers (I've reached 60 now) hoping to get more in the new year. Please tell your friends about my candy!!

Thursday, 22 December 2011

bugaboo digital stamp

this is the first time ive used a digital stamp on a card. i prefer to use 'proper' stamps, but did find it useful being able to resize the stamp to fit my design.

ingredients:
bugaboo digital stamp
copic ciao & spectrum noir pens
backing paper from my stash (from a froever friends card kit, i believe)
pink textured backing card.
used an xcut lace border bunch to add detail
plain card candi coloured with copic
new year sentiment was added digitally in sefif craft artist.

challenges:
 craft you passion blog hop - holiday havoc

the sugar bowl challenge - sketch

cutie pie - use a sentiment

pollycraft - punch it

Tuesday, 20 December 2011

popcorn xmas card


I have made this card using the free members gift from create and craft, taste of popcorn. its a really nice little cd with samples of all the popcorn ranges. i already have the popcorn original and platinum disk sets but think i may have to invest in the christmas set now.

Ingredients:
taste of popcorn cd rom
CC centura pearl paper.
sentimemnt from humphrey christmas cd rom
names - xcut alphabet die.
marianne creatables die - poinsetta
ribbon - i won in blog candy!

challenges:
marianne's design divas - christmas
http://mariannedesigndivas.blogspot.com/

Sunday, 18 December 2011

humphrey anniversary card

Its my mom and dads wedding anniversary today (30 something years). They have been round ours for a lovely cooked sunday lunch, yum yum.




Ingredients:
Card base from beatrix potter- a winters tale card kit.
Main image is humphrey stamped onto neenah card, coloured with speccies and copics
Image border made with xcut fancy square die
Sentiment is LOTV, cut with xcut circle die, backed onto xcut scalloped circle.
Ribbon from my stash, was white but coloured it in with a copic
Spellbinders die - foliage - used for leaves, flowers from stash coloured with copics.
Silver peel offs to finish.



Friday, 16 December 2011

blog candy!!!


This is my first ever blog candy. I've been planning to do it for a while but been busy, busy, busy with christmas preparations. Ive given my blog a new look today and thought it an ideal time to post my candy. I havent had my blog very long and dont have many followers, so really hoping to gain a few newbies.

All i ask for a chance to win my candy is that you are a follower, new or existing,
post a pic of my candy in your sidebar,
add you link in mr linky (first time ive ever used mr linky, so would advise you to leave a comment too incase i mess it up)
Candy closes January 6th midnight.

Thursday, 15 December 2011

swalk xmas - blue theme

ingredients:
swlak winter cheer stamps
copic ciao pens
centura pearl cardstock - brights & christmas
grand nestabilities - labels four

swalk winter cheer - little kiss!



Ingredients:
swalk winter cheer stamp - love you snow much.
copic ciao pens
centura pearl card stock - pastels, darks & christmas.
xcut die - scalloped hearts
mariane craetables - poinettas
xcut alphabet die - rome.

Sunday, 11 December 2011

cute companions

Ingrediants:
grand calibur - grand nestabilities - labels
CC centura pearl card (christmas)
cute companions cd rom - printed backing image
cute companions stamp - coloured with speccies (really pleased with this colouring)
marianne creatables - poinsettas dies

Challenges:
Crafty ribbons challenge - traditional colours for christmas

swalk - i love mince pies!

Ingredients:
grand calibur - grand nestabilities labels
spellbinders - twisted tags
CC centura pearl card (christmas)
swalk winter cheer stamp - speccies and copics
humphries corner christmas - sentiment stamp
xcut aphabet die - rome

Challenges:
Joanna Sheen - its beginning to look a lot like christmas. (http://joannasheenchallenge.blogspot.com/)

swalk winter cheer - pink/silver

Ingredients ;
grand calibur - grand nestabilities big scalloped circles
crafters companion pearlescent card (christmas & brights)
swalk winter cheer stamp, coloured with speccies and copics
xcut alphabet die - rome.
mariannne creatables poinsettas dies.
glitter to finish.

Challenges:
Craft your passion - anything goes + glitter (http://craftyourpassionchallenges.blogspot.com/)

Saturday, 10 December 2011

humprey christmas

ingredients:
grand calibur & grand nesties labels
crafters companion centura pearl card (christmas & brights)
humpreys christmas stamp, coloured with copics and speccies.
swalk winter cheep stamps - sentiment and snowman
xcut althabetic die - rome.
glitter and stickles to finish.

Challenges:
Joanna sheen - its beginning to look a lot like christmas (http://joannasheenchallenge.blogspot.com/2011/12/its-beginning-to-look-lot-like.html)
polly craft - christmas fun
(http://pollycraftchallengeblog.blogspot.com/2011/11/challenge-120-christmas-fun-4-week-long.html)

Tuesday, 6 December 2011

WBA

http://www.expressandstar.com/news/2011/12/06/west-brom-players-visit-youngsters-in-hospital/albionvisit-09-tt-05-jpg/#midbar

had a very exciting day at work yesterday, when west bromwich albion football players visited our childrens ward to hand out presents to the poorly kiddies. im pictured here up close with the goaly, middle. very nice eye candy i must say, lol.
it was really nice to see how excied the kids got when the players arrived and they all got presents and autographs too. thanks WBA!

Saturday, 3 December 2011

swalk winter cheer - love to shop

ingredients:
swalk winter cheer - love to shop
copic ciao pens & glitter
CC xmas centura pearl card
grand dies - big scalloped circles, spellbinders - twisted tags & marianne creatables (poinsettas).

swalk - i love mince pies


ingredients:
swalk winter cheer - mince pies
copic ciao & speccie pens
coordinations card
xmas paper pack (magazine freebie)
xcut dies & edgeabilities.

new copic ciao pens (while my speccies are sorted)

ive had problems with my beloved spectrum noir pens lately, in that many have run out and i am unable to get refils or the rest of the set until the end of this month. Therefore i have invested in some copic ciao pens. They are very different to colour with, having a larger, more brush like nib, but i think im getting the hang of them.