Wednesday, 30 November 2011

My 4th Bloggerversary!!!

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Happy Bloggerversary to me!

Wow how time flies!
Its amazing to think I started this blog 4 years ago.
I'd like to say thank you to all my followers and visitors alike
 (there has been over 90,000 of you over the years) 
for giving me the inspiration and encouragement to continue.

To celebrate I am giving away some surprise candy!
There will be Two prizes
The 1st prize winner will receive a parcel of yummy crafty goodness
worth approximately £15.00 plus

My Memories have given me a My Memories Suite V2 software download 
worth $40.00 
and the 2nd prize is a parcel of yummy crafty goodness value approximately £10.00

to be eligible for the prize 

Please leave your link below in Mr Linky .
It is not compulsory to be a follower but if you become a follower and you will receive a second entry.

There will be an extra entry for each person who follows the My Memories Blog too!
You can also follow My Memories on Facebook & Twitter.
Please spread the word in blog-land by adding a link to this post in your side bar.
International entries welcome.
The deadline for entries is 30th November 2011.
the winner will be announced 1st December 2011.


Tuesday, 29 November 2011

Golden Stars!

Clean & Simple but Oh....... so elegant even if I say so myself!!

Anything Goes ~ Deorative Corners.
Creative Card Crew ~ Monochromatic.


Card Patterns ~ Sketch #.
Cards und More ~ Snowflakes.
The Crafty Pad ~ 3 PP, 3 Brads & 3 Ribbons.

Bea's Brolly

My Time To Craft ~ Under the Weather.
Stamp with Fun ~ Stitches.


PP ~ Pink Petticoat
Vellum ~ Papermania.
Star ~ Recycled earrings.
Brads ~ Wild Orchid Crafts
Die ~ Marianne's
Ribbon ~ eBay.
Stickles & Copic's.

Holly Mermaid

No I'm not going to tell you who she is....... She may well see this!

Sweet Sketch Wednesday ~ Sketch #129.
Crafty Purple Frog ~  Someone Special.
Dream Valley ~ Sparkle.
Delightful Challenges ~ Red & Green.
Polka Doodles ~ Red, White & Green.


PP & Vellum ~ Papermania.
Decoupage ~ Crafty Purple Frog.
Ribbon ~ eBay.
Sktickles & Perfect Pearls.
CS ~ Core'dinations.

Inspirational Card Sketches ~ Sketch # 142.

At Inspirational Card Sketches  we are delighted to have The Stamping Boutique as this weeks sponsor!

The prize Tracy is offering our winner is a wonderful.........
This weeks sketch is designer by my Team buddy Alie.
Isn't it Fab!

Today's challenges are:

Colour Create ~ Pink, White & Gold.
Totally Gorjuss ~ Sparkle.


PP ~ Pink Petticoat.
CS ~ Core'dinations.
Brads & Ribbons from stash.
Copic's, Stickles & Perfect Pearls.
Die's ~ Memory Box & Nestie.

Monday, 28 November 2011

Crafty Cardmakers ~ Heat Embossing.

We are kindly sponsored for this challenge by The Stampman (and Lady of course!) who are offering the winner a £10 voucher for their store, you can spend this online, in the shop or if you're lucky enough to see them at a show! They have a ton of items in store, enough to tickle any crafty taste bud.

Our challenge this fortnight is


Other challenges for my card are:

CRAFT ~ Unusual Christmas.
Charisma Cardz ~ Snowflakes.


PP ~ Pink Petticoat.
Stamp & CS ~ Stampin Up!
Embossing Powder & Ribbon from stash.
Gems ~ Anita's.

Sunday, 27 November 2011

Winter Kisses

I love this sentiment, well anything to do with snowflakes really!!!

Sketch & Stash ~ Sketch #75.
Fun with Shapes ~ Cold as Ice.


PP ~ Pink Petticoat.
Charm & ribbon from stash.
Stamps ~ Polka Doodles.
Snowflake Punch ~ Tonic.
Stickles, Perfect Pearls & Copic's.

Saturday, 26 November 2011


Aiden decided to get in on the action with Movember and wanted a Tash!

Cute eh!
 After he finished I then decided it couldn't be wasted so made this card.

DCM ~ Movember.
Rainbow Lady ~ Card for a man.


PP & Kraft ~ Pink Petticoat.
Ticket Stamp & Die ~ Whimsy.
Font ~  Free Download
Mo Digi ~ Etsy
CS ~ Coredinations.

Basic Grey Challenges Guest Designer ~ Lost & Found

I'm here again for the second half of my November Guest DT spot for Basic Grey Challenges.
This fortnight the challenge is Lost & Found. 
Use things you find around the house, its the perfect excuse to recycle!
So here is my make....

Other challenges for today are:

Mojo Monday ~ Sketch #216.
Die Cut Dreams ~ Thank you with Circles.
The Pink Elephant ~ Giving Thanks.
Papercraft Star ~ Anything Goes.
Paper Play ~ Thankful.
Raise the Bar ~ Thank You/Grateful.


PP ~ Basic Grey "Scarlet's Letter"
Ribbon ~ Recycled from an old dress,
CS ~ Core'dinations.
Roses ~ Wild Orchid Crafts.
Pin ~ Webster's Pages.
Stamp ~ Stampin Up!
Gem's ~ Anita's.

Sketch Saturday ~ # 183 with The Craft Barn.

I'm back with my latest make for Sketch Saturday.

This weeks fabulous sponsor is The Craft Barn and as usual the generous prize of a £20.00 gift voucher is up for grabs for this weeks winner! i hope you have fun with this sketch and don't forget to check the Sketch Saturday blog on Saturday morning to see if you have won!

Here is this weeks sketch!

Today's challenges are:

Teddy Bo ~ Christmas with no red or Green.
Dream Valley ~ Stitching.
Papertake Weekly ~ Christmas Crackers.
City Crafter ~ Pink Christmas.
Digital Tuesday ~ Sparkle & Shine.
CRAFT ~Unusual Christmas.
Charisma Cardz ~ Snowflakes.
Mariannes Design Diva's ~ Sparkle & Shine.


PP ~ Pink Petticoat.
Digi Stamp ~ Teddy Bo.
Dies ~ Mariannes & Nesties.
Gems ~ Anita's.
Stickles & Copics.

Friday, 25 November 2011

Fa la la la la

I'm not a lover of purple and least of all the shade of Lilac 
but I have so much lilac card stock I can't see it go to waste!
I bought this stamp last year and was surprised to discover it in my stamp box sealed and alas un-inked , well we can't have that can we......

Today's challenges are:

The Sugar Bowl ~ Sketch with Snow & Ice.
Dutch Dare ~ Ribbon, Image, Gem, Layers & Pattern Paper.
Fun with Shapes ~ Cold as Ice. 


PP ~ Pink Petticoat.
Stamps ~ Sugar Nellie & Whiff of Joy.
Gem ~ Anita's.
Dies ~ Mariannes.
Stickles & Copic's.

Thursday, 24 November 2011

Frankie Knuckles!!

Firstly I should say a......
Happy Thanksgiving
 to all my overseas visitors!

Now onto Frankie!
He's a menacing looking chap isn't he, but a bit cute too!
The new Kenny K's K-Town Crew seem to work perfectly with these Make it Crafty Urban Street.

Kenny K's Krafty Girlz ~ Kidz Rule.
Allsorts ~ One Layer Card.
Cupcake ~ Teenage Boys.
Stamptacular ~ Boy Oh Boy!

Coured with Copics
CS ~ Core'dinations.

Baby It's Cold Outside!

This card makes me feel so Christmassy, but a little chilly too. I love the Grey lace it was a total bargin too, bought from a lady on eBay HERE

Challenges for this card are:

Kaboodle Doodle ~ Baby It's Cold Outside.
Whiff of Joy ~ Pins & Lace.
Crafts & Me ~ Shabby Chic.
Cards und More ~ Blue & Pearls.
Creative Inspirations ~ Blue, Grey & White.
Crafty Calender Challenge  ~ Winter Wardrobe.
Charisma Cardz ~ Snowflakes 
CRAFT ~ Unusual Christmas
Moving Along With The Times ~ Ribbon & Bows .


PP ~ Pink Petticoat.
Stamps ~ Whiff of Joy.
Pins & Brads ~ Wild Orchid Crafts.
Lace & Ribbon ~ eBay.
Stickles & Copic's

Black & White with a bit of WOW thrown in!!

These are Tuesday evenings makes but the boy's in my life have been hogging the pooter!!
Aiden is back at school after a day off poorly yesterday so I've got a chance to blog today!

Frosty the Snowman.

Creative Card Crew ~ Monochromatic.
Christmas Card Challenge ~ Black & White.
Christmas Inspiration ~ No Images.
Everybody Art ~ Christmas card.

Now I'm not 100% sure with this one but hey ho its made now and it'll be a shame to waste it!

Golden Baubles.

Crazy4Challenges ~ Black, White & WOW!
Paper Pretties ~ Black, White & Gold.
Secret Crafter ~ Sketch.

Updated ~ 26/11/11


PP ~ Pink Petticoat.
Stamp ~ Magnolia.
Dies ~ Mariannes.
CS ~ SU & Papermania.
Gold Ribbon Wire ~ Bowdabra.
Stickles ~ Crystal Ice & Black Diamond.
Charm,Peel-off & Ribbon from my stash.

Tuesday, 22 November 2011

Inspirational Card Sketches ~ Sketch # 141.

This week at Inspirational Card Sketches its my turn to design the sketch!!
We have the fabulous Pattie's Creations as our sponsor for this week and Patties is giving this weeks winner a wonderful prize of 3 Images to the winner of this challenge
($3.00 each or under).

Here is my sketch.......

I hope you like it!!

Today's Challenges are:

ABC Challenges ~ D is for Dazzle.
Anything Goes ~ A Real Sweetie.
The Crafty Pad ~ Red, Green & Gold.
Digital Tuesday ~ Sparkle & Shine.


PP ~ Forever Friends Cozy Christmas.
Digi Stamps ~ Patties Creations.
CS ~ Core'dinations & SU!
Snowflake Punch ~ Tonic.
Gems ~ Anita's.
Perfect Pearl's, Stickle's & Copic's.

Tiggertastic Candy!

My sidebar isn't playing today so I thought I'd post about it instead!
Sarah-Louise has some fabulous Christmas candy up for grabs, why not pop by and play along!

Monday, 21 November 2011

Kidz Rule!

I've been having fun with Word today Shrinking and stretching!
I love the effect its given my step card.

Kidz Rule.

Crafts & Me ~ Simples
CRAFT ~ Stars in their Eyes.
Cupcake ~ Teenage Boys.
Stamptacular ~ Boy Oh Boy!
Here Comes The Boy's ~ Red, Green & White.


CS & Stamp ~ SU!
Numbers ~ Thicker's
Digi Stamps ~ Kenny K & Make It Crafty!
Coloured with Copic's

Snowflake Sprinkles!

I am totally loving my new Memory Box dies, they look so scrummy!

Skating Friends.

Willow Sketchie ~ Sketch # .
ABC Christmas Challenges ~ Winter Sports.
Pollycraft ~ Christmas Fun.
Paper Pretties ~ Non Traditional Christmas Colours.
Bunny Zoe Crafts  & Truly Scrumptious ~ Christmas with Pearls.

Sleighbell Beauty.

Crafting Lifes Pieces ~ Sketch #42.
Totally Gorjuss ~ Swirly Whirly.
Kaboodle Dooddles  ~ Baby it's cold outside.
Crafty Calender Challenge ~ Winter Wardrobe.


PP ~ Pink Petticoat.
Dies ~ Memory Box
Ribbon ~ eBay.
CS ~ Core'dinations.
Perfect Pearls, Stickle's & Copic's

Sunday, 20 November 2011

Red Hearts!

Oh well that's another one gone and got big!! 
My youngest Daughter Laurie will be 15 on Wednesday. 
This is the card I have made for her.
 {Its OK she has already opened it as I won't get to see her on her actual Birthday! :0( } 

The Challenges are:

Quixotic Paperie ~ November Sketch.
Whimsy Inspirations ~ Flower Power.
ABC Challenges ~ D is for Dazzle.
Delightful Challenges ~ Tic Tac Toe {Glitter, Lace & Dimension}


PP ~ Pink Petticoat.
Decoupage ~ Crafty Purple Frog.
CS ~ Coredinations.
Ribbon, Lace & Pins from my stash.
Roses ~ Wild Orchid Crafts.

Saturday, 19 November 2011

Fantastic Offer from Card Carousel!!!

I was bloghopping this after noon and found this fabulous offer!!

Get a free "Santa's Magical Sleigh" card making template from Card Carousel.
Just visit

Sketch Saturday ~ # 182 with Bunny Zoe Crafts.

Its Time for another Sketch from Sketch Saturday .
This weeks wonderful Sponsor is the ever Fabulous Bunny Zoe Crafts 

Nikki is offering a generous prize for this weeks winner

Here is this weeks Gorgeous Sketch!

Today's challenges are:

Winter Wonderland ~ What a Cutie.
Wags & Whiskers ~ Christmas.
Crimbo Crackers ~ Make it Sparkle.
Digi Doodles  ~ Red & Green.


PP ~ Papermania.
Stamps ~ Whiff of Joy.
CS ~ Core'dinations.
Gems from my stash.
Stickles & Copic's.

Friday, 18 November 2011

Guest Designer at Raise the Bar.

What a month I'm having. I feel so popular! lol 
Firstly for being asked to Guest at Basic Grey Challenges and this week I have been lucky enough to be picked as one of the Top 3 at Raise the Bar last week and now, I have the honour of being one of this weeks Guest Designer!


This weeks Challenge is Thanks Giving with food!
{Projects with Thanks Giving food on.}

Here is my foody make, it is also for challenges at;

Our Creative Corner ~ Pumpkin/ Pumpkin Pie.
Simon Say's StampPaper Pretties, Kaboodle Doodles &  Rainbow Lady  ~ Thanks Giving.
The Deconstructive Sketch  ~ Sketch # 28.
Fun with Shapes ~ Make 3{ 3 Embossed ovals}


PP ~ Pink Petticoat.
Sentiment ~ Pink Cat Studio.
CS ~ Core'dinations.
Ribbon ~ Maya Arts.
Cuttlebug Embossing Folder & Oval Nestabilities.

Thursday, 17 November 2011

Gobble Gobble!!

Isn't he cute!! 
I found his as a freebie from Karen's Doodles via Free Digital Stamps  on Facebook.

Paper Cutz ~ Gobble Gobble.
Kaboodle Doodles ~ Thanks Giving.
Paper Pretties ~ Thanks Giving.


PP ~ Pink Petticoats.
CS ~ Core'dinations.
Digi Stamp ~ Karen's Doodles.

Tuesday, 15 November 2011

Inspirational Card Sketches ~ Sketch # 140.

This week at Inspirational Card Sketches we have the Fabulous Bugaboo as ourSponsor.

and our prize this week is .........

Wonderful eh!

Tammy at Bugaboo has generously given the ICS DT some fabulous images to play with, I have used

Today's Challenge is: 

Anything Goes Challenge ~ A Real Sweetie


Digi Stamp ~ Bugaboo.
PP ~ Papermania.
Christmas Red & Golden Rod Stickles.
Coloured with Copics.

Monday, 14 November 2011

Crafty Cardmakers ~ Recycled/Upcycled.

I'm back with another Crafty Cardmakers make, this week we are Recycling/Upcycling.

We're sponsored again by the lovely Joanna Sheen who is offering a £10 voucher for her online shop which is crammed full of goodies with new stock arriving all the time! Thanks once again Joanna!

My Girls at 15 & 16  don't have stockings at Christmas anymore so instead each year I find something to decorate and place under the tree for them!!  As you can see from the before and after shots I've taken one of  favourite coffee cans and Jazzed it up as a gift tin for one of my girls! I Have covered my can with paper from the Forever Friends Cozy Christmas range. The strips of glitter I did with strips of  double sided sticky tape and the covered with Pixie Stix glitter, The Snowflakes are cut from Mirri card with Mariannes Snowflake dies and attached with pearl brads after I used a very strong Pokey tool !!

My Can is also for challenges at:

Delightful Challenges ~ Snowflakes.

Now why not pop over to the Craft Cardmakers blog to see what the other girls have made!

Sunday, 13 November 2011

Bombshell Butterfly!

Its time for the November Sketch Challenge at Bombshell Stamps.
here's my lovely ladies.
My card is also for "Stitching" at Dream Valley and "Orange" for Crafty Purple Frog.


PP ~ BasicGrey "Ambrosia"
Stamps ~ Bombshell.
Ribbon from my stash.
Ink ~ SU!
Coloured with Copic's


I'm a bit late posting today, its been a busy day. First today we went into the village to watch the Remembrance Parade and listen to the service. Then home to cook a Roast lunch.


Cute Card Thursday ~ Reds for Remembrance.
Dutch Dare ~ Punches.
Paper Play ~ Cracked Glass.
Mojo Monday ~ Sketch 214.

This cute little mouse has to be the Bestest Penny Black stamp ever. I love her!!

1st Christmas wishes!

challenges are: 

Papertake Weekly & Bah Humbug ~ 1st Christmas.
Winter Wonderland ~ Christmas Mouse.
Delightful Challenges ~ Snowflakes.
Pollycraft ~ Sketch.
Penny Black & More ~ All Creatures Great & Small.


PP ~ Dovecraft & Papermania.
Stamps ~ Penny Black.
Digi Stamp ~ Sketching Stamper.
CS ~ Core'dinations.
Gems ~ Anita's.
Dies ~ Mariannes
Punches ~ Martha Stewart.
Ribbon & Pins from stash.
Stickles, Crackle Accents & Copic's.