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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!

Wednesday, 29 February 2012

temporary craft room!

while we are having our building work done, ive moved my crafty stash upstairs. ive packed most of it away to the safety of the loft, but kept the essentials in our bedroom. So i can continue to craft while i wait for my new craft room to be built. However, my 'essentials' seem to be growing by the day, and its slowly taking over our bedroom, lol.
Thought id share the pic for work desk wedsnesday (never entered it before).
http://stamping-ground.blogspot.com/

LOTV white on white

Well, things have been very busy here, bulding work has finally started on our house extension. Its very exciting, big changes to our house, most importantly (lol), im going to have my very own craft room.
Anyway, this is a card i created today for the secret crafters saturday challenge, hope you like it.


Ingredients:
 LOTV stamp - coloured with spectrum noirs (tim holtz - old paper to distress)
sentiment - LOTV stamp
CC centura pearl card embossed with cuttlebug folder
spellbinders - standard square, heart border squares, lacey circles, edgeabilities
cheery lynn doily hearts
marianne creatables die - trailing ivy
feather, jewels, rose and ribbon from stash


Challenges:
*secret crafters sat challenge - white on white

*rubys rainbow challenge - white + 1 other colour (i chose red)

Tuesday, 21 February 2012

LOTV




Ingredients:
Lotv stamps -  neenah card - coloured with spectrum noirs
card base - cc boxer card
insert - craft artist
spellbinders - grand big scalloped circles, scalloped circles and standard squares, flourish (fancy tags)
marianne creatables - bird
flowers and ribbon from stash

just a bit of fun.....

I have made this card for my dad who loves fishing. I love making cards for my close friends and family, i just enjoy myself rather than worrying about it looking professional.
i enjoyed making this fun card, as i pictured my dad in his fishing gear, lol

Ingredients:
papermania stamp - mens collection
marianne creatables - tree, grass, fence and bird
sentiment - LOTV stamp (on spellbinders- labels 8)
paper and ribbons from stash

Friday, 17 February 2012

Gorjus girls

I picked up some die cut sheets of the gorjus girls in a local craft shop and couldnt resist a play.







Ingredients:
gorjus girls die cut sheets
backing papers and inserts - serif craft artist
card base - cc boxer card
spellbinders grand dies - labels 1 and 11
centura pearl card - darks(brown)
ribbon from stash - tied on ultimate pro

swalk - nephew

I just love all the swalk images, but cant help have a real soft spot for this one, looks just like my little william in his new green wellies.

Ingredients
Swalk stamp - slugs and snails on neenah
spectrum noir pens
spellbinders standard and scalloped squares dies
spellbinders fancy tags 3
CC coordinations card - pastels
paper and ribbon from stash
card candi coloured with speccies
nephew stamp - LOTV sentiments

Challenges
crafters companion february challenge - anything goes

magnolia - just a note....

I havent blogged for a while (laptop trouble), so have a few cards to share, but just love this fresh, summery card ive made so decided to share it first. hope you like it.


Ingredients:
card base - cc boxer card - grand labels one
magnolia stamp - coloured with spectrum noirs
main frame - xcut die - blossom
backing papers - freebie paperstack from magazine
marianne creatables die - gate, bird, trailing ivy.
butterfly punch
ribbon, gems and flowers from stash
liquid pearls



Ingredients:
card base - as above
magnolia stamp - coloured with spectrum noirs
backing papers - freebie paperstack from magazine
sentiment frame - xcut die - blossom
sentiment stamp - magazine freebie
spellbinders - foliage
flowers from stash
liquid pearls

Wednesday, 15 February 2012

fairyopolis winter birthday!




Ingredients:
CC centura pearl cardstock - brights
book a trix embossing board - CC embossing spray
xcut die - scalloped oval
xcut alphabet die - abracadabra
fairyopolis decoupage (fairyopolis card kit)
spellbinders - shapabilities blosson one & foliage
Box - ultimate pro and boxer board.
(decorated with elements from the fairyopolis kit)

i am entering this into the facebook group - im a crafters companion.

Friday, 3 February 2012

house mouse - i love you!


Ingredients:
House mouse stamp
coloured with spectrum noirs
backing papers - from my stash from 'poundland'
heart set of dies - cheery lin
ribbon from stash, tied on ultimate pro

challenges:
house mouse challenge- a love blog hop

polka doodles - show us some love & use hearts

delicious doodles - all loved up

Wednesday, 1 February 2012

pretty sweet digi


Ingredients:
polkadoodles pretty sweet digi stamp - coloured with spectrum noirs
backing papers and sentiment - pretty sweet mini collection cdrom
spellbinders big scalloped circles grand die and edgeabilities, scalloped. cheery lin heart die.
ribbon, flower, bow and feather from stash

challenges:
*polka doodles - sketch
*fab and funky challenge - use a digi