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Wednesday, September 21, 2011

candles and cards

hiya everyone , thought i would share some more of my candles i made today , these ones are for clients and i loved making and designing them too x hope you like them too and get some inspiration from them maybe too x

Thanks for stopping by x
happy crafting

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

my first digi stamp and pro markers !

hiya everyone , Today i am sharing with yo my first digi stamp card and my attempt colouring it with  pro markers ! I used a digi stamp from mami doodles
it came free with a digi i bought yesterday . this stamp comes with 3 images , a cat with a gift a pig with a party hat and this pig with a balloon they are all tooooooo cute , anyhow here is what i came up with ?

thanks for stopping by

Monday, September 19, 2011

more candles !

Hiya everyone ,I hope you are all well and had a lovely weekend ? My weekend was busy work wise but today I made time to sit down and enjoy watching Dublin take on Kerry GAA all Ireland final what a great match it was , both teams played a great game but it was Dublin who took home the Sam Maguire so celebrations in Dublin well done to the lads .Now to crafts I have couple of things here are 2 more candle and cards sets I did for a customer during the week . They have been given to their receipients so it is safe for me to post x The brief was girls birthday fav. colour green and the rest was up to me and the pink was for an 83rd birthday and it was totally left to me to design , I love how they both turned and hope the client loved them too so fingers crossed the receipients love them too x

and secondly on crafts I had previously made my granddaughter Emily an altered frame and my Daughter loved it so much she asked me to make a full set so here is what i came up with

Thanks for stopping by and as always i love to read your comments and i always reply too .
Happy crafting and see you all soon

Friday, September 16, 2011

my first layout and a giveaway !

hiya everyone , happy friday to you all
I have a couple of things to share with yo today , firstly my blogger friend Elizabeth has reached 100 followers on her you tube channel and is having an amazing giveaway , check it out here
she does great you tube video's and will fill you with inspiration .

Secondly I have done my first ever lay out for a challenge over at cardz n scrapz the lovely Dianne is hosting this montha and the theme is School , so as my gorgeous granddaughter Emily just started play School I decided to use this as

my inspiration . I had great fn doing this lo and think I might be addicted ???

Thank you so much for stopping by x
happy crafting

Thursday, September 15, 2011

hi all , here is an altered mirror frame i altered the other week . it is an ikea mirror and i didn't bother to remove the mirror as it was so cheap to start with but secondly it had masses of glue at the back and then i would have had to replace the mirror with some sort of backing ? no no no too much work for me so i just covered the mirror with some cardboard and set to work it is covered in paper with modge podge and distressed first with distress ink in brushed cordoury and top coat of modge podge tehn the fun ... lots of little snippets
flowers and butterflies and the stems of the flowers are little snippets beaded crochet , i love that stuff . then some paper blinged up dragon flies and hey presto a cute frame for my even cuter granddaughter emily
thanks for stopping by and chat to you soon

Thursday, September 8, 2011

some candles i made today

hiya everyone, i have been busy here with a new project which i will share with you very soon .i have been altering stuff a lot lately and not so much cardmaking but here is a few frames i altered for my darling granddaughter emily , also here is some candles and cards i made today .hope you are all well and crafting  away . i do visit as many of you all as i can and i love to leave little comment for you to just so you know i was peeping  x

thanks for lookin
happy crafting

Sunday, August 28, 2011

bragging about my blog candy !

hi everyone , hope you are all keeping well and enjoying the thoughts of some extra crafting time from tomorrow ! lol dont you just love school ?
well i'm doing some bragging today , i won some gorgeous candy over at ger's blog little snippets . ger makes and sells gorgeous embroidered embellies and her fabulous beaded crochet trim is to die for x go over and check out her site and goodies and tell her i said hi x here is the gorgeous candy ger sent me and believe it or not i was a runner up and i got all this
isnt it gorgeous ? all those little snippet flowers and butterflies , yummy chocolate , gorgeous papers (doublesided ) and 3 rolls of beautiful ribbon .
thanks ger xmx

my next candy brag is from the lovely cari at prima . i was watching a live ustream by one of their designers and cari was a moderator and gave me the prize ( they give a free prize to 1 random guest on ach show ) check it out here u stream  the shows are fab and the presenters/ crafters are brilliant at sharing their crafty secrets and techniques . look what i got
lots of gorgeous prima flowers , brads , gorgeous vines of pearls epoxy stickers stamps bling and a star charm .
thanks so much cari  xmx
and that is it for today except to ask you all to pop over and like my new page on face book where i share all my crafty projects including my new range of personalised candles that me and my beautiful daughter make together check it out here nanny maggie creations 
thanks for stopping by
happy crafting everyone

Thursday, August 18, 2011

yummy blog candy !

hiya everyone , i just found this great blog candy giveaway and had to share it with you , well if i can never have enough  stamps i am sure you cant either ? the lovely andrea is celebrating 2 years on blog land and is giving away 2 sets of her  stamps ,yay , happy birthday  andrea
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head over and say hi for a chance to win annabells stamps. good luck girls
happy crafting

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

yay i won

hiya girls , just had to share  my good news with you  all , i just won some blog candy from the very generous and talented ger over at little snippets . head over there and look at her wonderful embellishments and see what wonderful projects she comes up with using the little snippets she makes herself x thanks again ger you know i love your embellies x watch this space to see what i come up with , with these gorgeous embellies !
happy crafting all

Wednesday, August 10, 2011


Hiya everybody , it has been such a long time since i blogged that i am not sure anyone will be still visiting me , so i am jumping back into it and gonna start visiting you all again x hope to see all your crafty creations and hope you will visit me again soon too x
Here are a few projects i finished recently x get ready i have a lot of blogging to make up ! lol

here is a candle recently for my beautiful niece hannah x
you can check out my brand new face book page here nanny maggies creations
and also my photobucket pages at nanny maggies photobucket
happy crafting

Friday, May 6, 2011

please read this post ! xmx

hiya all , i have to post about this project i just read about on stitch2buttercups hosted by Jamie

it is a great project and i am going to be doing my bit to take part , just read below for details and please repost if you can
thanks for stopping by

FRIDAY, MAY 6, 2011

Craft Hope Project 12 - Bracelets
Have you heard about Craft Hope? It's a project to bring crafters together to make items for those less fortunate. Project 12: Orphan Outreach is going on right now. The project is making bracelets for orphans in Russia. Something small to bring a smile to a child's face. Any kind of bracelet will do. The ages of the children that these bracelets will go to are 4-18. The deadline to have them sent in is June 15th, 2011. Here is the address:

Please mail completed bracelets to:
Carin Vogelzang
630 Griswold SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49507

Company Overview:
Craft Hope is a love inspired project designed to share handmade crafts with those less fortunate. It is our hope to combine our love for crafting and desire to help others into a project to make a difference around the world.
Craft Hope is run by Jade Sims from her home in the hill country just outside of Austin, Texas. While juggling three kids and a laptop, we are changing lives!
Spreading seeds of hope one stitch at a time.
I am going with simple and quick in hopes of making a bunch of these. I'm getting my kiddos involved with the bead bracelets. Threading pony beads onto stretchy cord. Quick and Easy. I'm also going to go back in time to junior high and make some Friendship Bracelets for the older ones.
Here are some links to great patterns/tutorials to give you some ideas, if you're looking for something a little different:
Jennifer at JCasa *handmade has a very cool pattern for the Mama Chic Wrist Cuff that can be adjusted to fit a child
They have instructions on making Friendship Bracelets at How To Make Jewelry
Tracy at the Make Bracelets Blog has me drooling over all of her delicious patterns

Thursday, May 5, 2011

marc atc swap

here are some atcs i made for the marc challenge over at cardz n scrapz
thae theme was green/ irish and here is what i came up with


the background is glossy paper with tim holtz alchol inks , the bottom corner is goldleaf and the little eyelets are supposed to represent digging for pots of gold x
tfl happy crafting

Thursday, April 14, 2011

where is my mojo ???

hiya  , i have lost my mojo and i have not crafted all week :(  i have been clearing out my craft room i know my mojo is in here somewhere and i will find it ! until then i will share with you 2 projects i completed last month one was an atc challenge and the other was a 4x4 mini swap .
ok so the atc challenge was over at cardz n scrapz , check them out over there they have some crafty and friendly mimbers on the forum and a great online shop for all your crafty goodness .this months host was wendy  who set the theme as green / irish in the spirit of paddy's day , hee is what i came up with ...

the base of the card is glossy card and i inked it with tim holtz alcoholinkd , the corner foil is embossed in the cuttlebug , the little "shamrock " is a flower brad that i adjusted to make into a shamrock shape ? and i added the brads to look like digging for the pot of gold ?

the second challenge s the mini hosted by aideen you can go here to see all the other awsome pages that made up the book , these girls are very creative and i love all the pages sooo much it is hard to pick a favourite .
mine is all pink cream and green and it is my first mini page and i loved doing it so much i am hooked and hope to host my own mini swap here soon x

ARRGGHHHHH photobucket i don't like you anymore , as you might have guessed i am having trouble with photobucket so for photos of theis mine please go to aideens to have a peek and tell her i said hi !!!
if by any chance i find my mojo or have some luck with photobucket i will be back later but if not its an early night and i am going to start all over fresh tomorrow x

thanks for stopping by
happy crafting

Friday, April 8, 2011


Here  are some giveaways i have entered myself thought you all might be interested too ???
oohhh do yu heart keys like i heart keys ?????

well the lovely laurie over at butterscotchcaramel">butterscotch caramel is having an amazing giveaway of one of her hand made poeces of jewelery so go on over and check her out , tell her i sent you x

mariana over at angelwings and beautiful things
is having a great giveaway of a huge selection of crafty goodness check her out and tell her i sent you x

well daniella over at layers of creativity  is celebrating 100 followers and is having this great giveaway , handmade gifts and they are just gorgeous , head over and check it out , tell her i sent you !

and another giveaway here too ....

reenie jae creations is giving away this fab hair clip to one of her lucky  followers she is celebrating reaching 50 followers and would love a visit from you x here is the gorgeous clip above x

simone over at designs by simone      is celebrating her 2nd blogaversary and has this amazing giveaway going on , check her out for your chance to win x
  dont forget to tell her i sent you x
another giveaway                    
wanna own this little beauty ???

well head over to the quick unpick and enter , tell her i sent you x
katerine over at the gentle flower  is having a great gieaway , it is her birthday but she is giving us the gifts , how nice x here are whats up for grabs

what gorgeous jewlery and fun too , dont forget to tell her i sent you