Sunday 2 August 2009

Challenge Cards and Awards

Morning ladeis I have got up at 6.15 to make this long, long, post. LOL. I hope I don't bore you but I have 5 cards for challenges and 3 awards that I have been given from my fellow friends which I needed to roll the red carpet out for....LOL

1st I have a challenge for Fabs Big Christmas Challenge which was to be square and cute, I used my daisy and dandelion new Xmas Stamps and paper from my stash, hope you like it, I am getting a great collection of xmas cards, which is a good feeling, as about this time off year I start to panic.....

2nd I have a card for the Cupcake challenge #50 which was to use, Green, Pink, Brown, and Add Animals and flowers, I used my Daisy and Dandelion stamps again, I have not used these yet and thought that the bear would cover "animals"

3rd I have an ATC for Tilda and Friends, who this week wanted an ATC in Black, White and Grey, I found this very hard to do this, but used my new Magnolia Rock Star stamp, I hope you like it....

4th and lastly for now is the one for the ABC Challenge, which was the letter "Y" for "yellow" I used this stamp image which was sent to me by a friend over at docrafts, I am sorry but I don't know the name, If anyone knows it I would appreciate knowing. Yellow was a hard colour to do, as I prefer Pinks and Browns, but I quite like the result.

Last but not least I have the card for Promarkers challenge this week was to use Pastel Pink and Cool Aqua, I used a Magnolia stamp that I just got this week from ebay, I think it is an older one, but I love it and may even use if for Xmas, there was also a sketch by Maria to follow, so out came the punches to make a fancy border.....

Now ladies onto the Award Cermony

I was given the Kreative Blogger award from Kerrie at Kezzam, Kerrie is from Australia and I found her blog, whilst I was hopping one day, if you have not already visited her blog, please hop over, she has some lovely work that needs to be seen more widely.

This is would like to pass onto the following people and give thanks to your continued comments on my blog, it truly makes my day, and visiting all you blogs give me the greatest inspiration to that you ladies:-


I was given the I love YOU award from Shirley, she is one very fine friend and I am glad I have met her, if not in person, but I know one day we will meet in person and have a very fine time....something to look forward to in the future. Thank you Shirley for being my friend.

The recipients of this award are:


I was also given this Circle of Friends from Christine, another awesome friend that I will definetely meet one day I implore you to pop over to all their blogs and have a look around and you too can find a great friend.

The recipents of this award are:-


I have tried to condense this so that you are not yawning to much, but these posts need to be done, whilst I have some time to myself, which is this time of the morning when everyone in my house is asleep, apart from my dog and cats......LOL

Well ladies this has taken over and hour to post and now I have to post my cards to the various challenge blogs and make sure I got all your addresses down properly so that many many people can come and visit, you may see a new one, Nikki is my daughter who lives in Dundee, and started blogging at the same time as me, but she has not many followers, I am very proud of her work and would love you to go over and check her out......lots of love this lovely Sunday Morning..I am away to use the rest of my time before the house wakes up (or should I say my grandson, LOL) to catch up with all my friends....Love Avril xxxx


jem (jane elizabeth middleton) said...

who's been a busy girl,not to mention, early bird, fantastic cards, congrats on the awards, I've had too many lately .janex

Denise said...

Great creations!

Riet said...

What a gorgeous cards Avril,i love the images and papers.

Hugs Riet.x

Lilacanglia said...

Congratulations on the awards, you deserve them all,
Fantastic cards, glad I dont have to pick a fav, they are all gorgeous,
Thank you so much for passing the award to me, I so appreciate it,
Have a super sunday,

Poppy said...

wow you have been busy lovely cards congrats on those awards.

lil-paper-pixie said...

Wowzers that was a big post hun, all lovely cards, what a busy bee you have been!!!! Thanks for joining in with PFP.



Nannieflash said...

Morning Avril, wow what a lovely award thank you so much for thinking of me, and your comments are so beautiful, thank you my love Im really gobsmacked by them. Take care and we will meet one day maybe next year when we come to Scotland to see the family. with love and huge hugs Shirleyxxxx

Kerrie said...

Hi Avril, congratulations on your awards, and thanks for thinking of me, I will proudly put on my blog.... hugs Kerrie x

helen said...

what lovely cards, you have been busy, thanks for joining us at pfp this week
helen x

Helen said...

Wow - you have been busy! Love your yellow card!
Thanks for joining us at the ABC Challenge this week!
Helen x

The Crafty Den said...

Hi Avril, lots of lovely cards on show today, no wonder you were up early! Gorgeous magnolia card and your colouring is fab. The papers are lush and the flowers are perfect. Thanks for joining us at PFP this week. Hugs, Denise x

Christine said...

Wow Avril BIG THANKS for this lovely award, I will put it on my blog when I get some cards finished... you have had a great start to your day already stunning cards ALL OF THEM...
sending you big hugs my FRIEND Avril

Christine xx

Unknown said...

your cards are beautiful as always....thank you for the award...yes i do need your help on what to do with it... thank you for the mention on your blog love and miss you loads and loads xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

BarbK said...

Your cards are lovely for someone who claims to be a little bit out of their comfort zone. You have truly risen to the occasion! Well done. And the awards you have received are perfect for you, as you are very deserving of them.

Stef H said...

ALL the cards are fabulous. i'm not a big fan of yellow either but you sure aced it. i love it. and CONGRATS on the awards. you have well earned and deserve ALL OF THEM! and thank you so much for passing them on to me. i will post them in my sidebar.

i am off to check out your friends. always nice to find new blogs.

have a spectacular day!

tons of hugs,

Cathy said...

Gorgeous cards Avril.
Thank you for joining in the ABC challenge this week.
Cathy xx

Donna said...

Hi Avril, such a sweet little card, love the teddy bear image and the fab DP! Well done for incorporating all the elements of this weeks challenge! Thanks for playing along with Cupcake Crafts :) Donna x

Liza said...

Fabulous creations. Thanks for joining us at CCC.

Liza x

Sharon Noble said...

Hi Avril , beautiful beautiful cards i drooled when i saw the patchwork pal stamps and added them to my wish list, Your cards using them are stunning as are all the other beautiful cards you make.

Thank you for the lovely award i will treasure it and thank you for thinking of me
big hugs
Sharon xxx

Bea said...

thank you so much for my award i am deeply grateful
Bea x


Hi Avril
Wow you have been busy your cards are fabulous, and thankyou so much for the lovely award.
Hugs Dianne xx

Dawn said...

Wowee Avril you have been a busy bee they are all gorgeous..
Love the one you did for our ABC challenge
thanks for joining us,,


Steffiwoo said...

Hi Avril

Sorry for the lateness in replying to your post, a BIG Thank you and Hug for giving me an award, it really made my day.

Well done you for all your fab cards and amazing awards, I think I need a shed, I might get a bit more done!!!

Take Care

Natalie said...

So many lovely cards. Thanks for joining us at PFP this week. x

Aunty Sue said...

Wopw you have been busy and what fab cards good luck with them. Also thank you so much for my award i do appreciate you thinking of me. Not had the best of days so this has helped. car broke down and all my jobs didnt get done including Dt card which needs doing urgently. Thanks again Hugs Sue xx

coldwaters2 said...

Oh Avril you are so lovely to think of me once again when passing on this lovely award you are one special lady and one fabulous crafter all those beauty and inspirational love them.

Lorraine x

Boni Boutelle-Jones said...

Ahhh look at you and all of your awards! Thank you so much for thinking of me! I wished we lived closer so we could share more than cyber hugs! LOL

aardvarkpest said...

Fantastic cards. Thanks for the award I shall go and put it on my blog now.