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Thursday, 4 December 2008

A Big Thank You

Am I so glad to be back to normal that has been one of the worst couple of months I have had, what started out as a bad strain turned into damaged ligaments and boy was it painful, I wouldn't wish that on anyone. But what i really want to say is thank you to all your good wishes that you have sent to me I have just been reading them all and I am overwhelmed by your lovely comments. I am hoping to start blogging again with a vengeance, but is going to take me quite some time to catch up with you all and find out what you have all been upto.

Just to draw your attention to the link on the right to a site I found where you can download some candy bar wrapping software just in case anyone is thinking of making some sweets for Christmas or even if you buy some chocolate bars and would like to add a little personal touch. You may even know someone who is thinking of making their own wedding favours. Im off now to start reading some blogs.

Check it out here also

Sunday, 19 October 2008


Well guys i just cant believe this, here I am again giving my apologies for the lack of activity on this blog but here is the story. Last weekend Princess Favours had been asked to supply some favours for a very posh local hotel Hogarths who were holding their wedding open day. So on my arrival laden with all my boxes and eager to get going I hastily checked which room i needed to take them to, but ooppps whats this here a tiny what agggggghhhh steppppppp well that was oh soooo not such an elegant entrance you have ever seen and then a hasty trip to the local hospital, thankfully no broken bones but a serious strained ankle is the result and a week later still suffering with nasty swelling but im so glad i can now at least walk on it a little as if i overdo it then the aches and pains tend to set in. So I have had a very interesting week if not very pleasant. As you can imagine there is loads to catch up on but hopefully we wont be keeping you waiting to long now. So from us keep safe and keep watching as we have loads to announce soon.


Saturday, 4 October 2008

Happy World Card Making Day

Wishing everyone a happy crafting day, I have spent the morning blog hopping around and I have visited loads of people to see what you are all up to. Hoping to upload my card later today when i can drag myself away from this keyboard long enough to actually make one lol have great day all

Wednesday, 1 October 2008

Boxes for Enchanting Tiaras

Well no cards today I have been kidnapped to decorate some keepsake tiara boxes for my daughters work I was quite pleased with the end results they actually look quite elegant I think, well my daughter was pleased so thats the main thing.

Sunday, 28 September 2008

Candy Time Again

Vixx-a-Craftin': Candy Time!!

Some more brill candy on offer here

And Arline has some really fab candy here

Dont forget to visit Fran here to take a look at her fabulous candy

Lim also has some fabulous candy here there are some very inspiring projects too

Blog Candy Winner

First of all I would like to apologise for my delay in announcing the winner, I should of done this yesterday but a bit of an emergency with my grandaughter on staurday afternoon and I had to pop over to my daughters to stay with my grandson, so I am sorry for keeping you waiting.

I got my sons girlfriend to pick a name out of the hat this afternoon and I am pleased to announce that the winner is


so congrats to Eve and if you would like to email me your details I will get your craft goodies in the post for you. I hope you have good time crafting with your new stash.

Can i just a say a big thank you to everyone who took the time to enter and I really enjoyed reading all your lovely comments, hope to do another quite soon probably for 5000 hits, I guess that may come around quite quickly too. Hope you have all had a good weekend hugs to you all.


Friday, 26 September 2008

My First Blog Candy

I appreciate everyone who comes here to visit and if you’d like to help spread the word about my blog candy, please be my guest! So as its looking like i might reach the 1000 mark very soon i have decided to start the blog candy now. I dont have any photos of the stash as yet but i can tell you it will be a very nice mixture of various papers, some coloured card, stamped images, ribbons, punched cut outs, some bling stuff, paper roses and some surprises.

please submit a comment to this post and tell me how you found my blog and if you have visited more than once before. Even if this is your first visit, I’m very happy to have you and certainly hope you’ll come back often! So all you need to do is the usual leave me a comment and put my link on your blog. Heres wishing you all good luck.

Ooopps forgot to mention as its my birthday in September thought I would run this until Fri 26th Sept and I will announce the winner on Sat 27th.

Bookatrix Keepsake Wedding Card

Had to do a real quick card last weekend, while attending a funeral of a very old friend who we had not been in contact with for over 20 years we were invited to the evening do of a wedding the next day, needless to say I spent most of Saturday making this bookatrix, well I thought I really need to take at least a special card phew theres nothing like leaving things till the last minute

Thursday, 25 September 2008

One Day To Go

A quick reminder that there is only one day left to enter for my blog candy as it closes at midnight on Friday

Princess Favours Have a New Blog

Why not pop over and take a peek just click HERE

Tuesday, 23 September 2008

Ive been Tagged

Gosh my first ever tag, yes ive been tagged by Rachel so a big thank you to Rachel and here are the rules:

1. Link your tagger and list these rules on your blog.
2. Share 7 facts about yourself on your blog, some random, some weird.
3. Tag 7 people at the end of your post by leaving their names as well as links to their blogs.
4. Let them know they have been tagged by leaving a comment on their blog.

OK so here goes a little about me:

1. I have been married for 31 years to David and have three grown children and two grandchildren

2. We have had various pets over the years to name but a few cats, dogs, birds, fish, rabbits and even gerbils uuughhhh

3. I have also had a variety of jobs in offices, hospitals, shops and restaurants.

4. For quite a few years i was a childminder and had a part time job in the evenings

5. My pet hate is Spiders, gruesome movies, food shopping, most definately ironing and the dark (when im on my own lol).

6. I love all kinds of crafts and spend as much time as I can trying to be creative.

7. My ambition at the moment is to move to the coast.

Ok i would like to tag the following


Well done all hope you have some fun tagging your friends

Fairy Fairy Glittery

Nessy has some blog candy to celebrate her birthday and 12000 hits to her blog, she loves glittery and girly things so would like to visit your creations using this theme, so her is my attempt, hope youy like it Nessy. Click here to visit Nessy

Pay a visit to My Little Card Blog here
for a chance to see some more lovely candy

And you can visit Elinas blog just click here
Elina has some lovely embellishments in her blog candy

Wednesday, 17 September 2008

Bevs Blog Candy

Pop over to Bevs blog and have a look at her fabulous cards and get details of her blog candy click here or above

Monday, 15 September 2008

Blog Bling Competition

Heres a chance to win some lovely jewelry at Enchanting Tiaras for details on what you need to do click here

Friday, 12 September 2008

Are You Following Me

I like this new gadget for bloggers the follow me link, so have added to my sidebar, Why not add yourself to mine or even try it out on your own blog.

Wednesday, 10 September 2008

Enchanting Tiaras New To Blogging

Sarah at Enchanting Tiaras who is new to blogging has some beautiful handcrafted tiaras on her website, please go and take a look as they are fabulous you can use the link opposite or just click here Sarah offers a bespoke service and creates the most stunning tiaras and jewelery.If you would like to visit her new blog to you can click here

A few pictures of some of Sarahs work

Sunday, 7 September 2008

More Candy

Pop over to see Adele at Dilly Dally Dangle to see her fabulous blog and candy she has on offer to celebrate 15000 hits, WOW just click here

and if you would like to take a look at Carmens blog she is celebrating 20,000
just click here

Also my friend Jude has some lovely Laura Ashley stamps you can click here to pay her a visit

You can pay Gina at the The Card Kabin a visit here for her lovely candy

Blog Candy

Karin at Scrap Everyting has nearly reached 10,000 hits and is offering some blog candy to celebrate so why not pay her a visit and take a look at her lovely blog. You can follow the link above or just click here

Friday, 5 September 2008

First Scrapbook

A few years ago when my dad passed away my grandaughter was 4 1/2 years old she was very close to him and he loved to tease her as he always did with us when we were children and she loved the attention as little ones do, Im quite surprised that she does still talk about him quite often and generally out of the blue, so i got to thinking that as she grows older these memories will gradually fade and beocome very distant. This inspired me to make her a scrapbook full of photos and memrobelia of him so she can look at it often with the hope of keeping those memories a little more fresh in her mind. I have now completed my first 4 pages so only 16 more to go, I have started with the oldest photos I have of him and will gradually bring them upto the times she can remember. Hope you like them, im fairly pleased so far and I think Megan will just love it, hope so anyway.

Thursday, 4 September 2008

Scrapping Mommys Blog Candy

There seems to be a lot of blog candy around at the moment take a peep here at Scrappin Mommys blog and view her blog candy here or click on the link above

More blog candy

I couldnt resist this one as Kristin has got some fabulous Magnolia stamps on offer in her blog candy you cant catch up with Kreative Kristins blog here

10k Blog Candy at Craftlings Cosy Corner

Some super blog candy on offer you definitely need to take a look and if you dont i can guarantee you will wish you had. For a full list of what's in the CANDY and what you need to do to enter click HERE. Some rules apply but here is a few paragraphs to hopefully get you interested and follow the link above to read some more.

Everyone will have their own view, but in my case, I regard the removal of word verification as a basic courtesy to my visitors who are kind enough to take the time to leave comments. Being aware of their comments through comment moderation, but not hindering them with word verification is the very least I can do to reciprocate their courtesy to me.

The problem with word verification is that it takes too long. The characters are very often hard to decipher, and it’s frustrating when you get them wrong and have to re-enter the little suckers!

So this campaign is on behalf of busy bloggers. Please spare a thought for the poor bloggers who work so hard at getting round as many blogs as possible to leave sprinkles of blessing and good vibes wherever they go. The terrible proliferation of this awful plague of word verification is a blight on their efforts to make the Land of Blog a cheerier place.

Wednesday, 3 September 2008

Wedding Invitation Set

I have been a busy bee over the past few days trying out some new designs for wedding invitations to go in store at
Princess Favours so please feel free to make good or bad comments on these as I am looking for feedback, do they need something more or are they just ok or maybe you think they are good, lol im giving you the chance to be completely honest. In fact maybe a rating would be good like score them between
1 and 5 with 5 being the top mark. Hope you have fun and I look forward to reading your comments.

New Look

Not much to talk about today but I do have a new look, just felt like a change of cloths, I hope you like it.

Wednesday, 27 August 2008

1000 Visitors

I am getting very close now to a 1000 visitors so I will be putting together over the next week a collection of goodies to offer as some blog candy to celebrate. So come on ladies keep on visiting me to get the opportunity to eneter for some blog candy.

80th Birthday Bookatrix

I love doing these bookatrix cards for special occasions, this one is for one of my customers, I think the flower arrangments on these just make them look so special and the pull bow ribbons just finish them off perfectly they are great for weddings and anniversaries. The paper tea roses and pull bow ribbons are available from my website Princess Favours The borders were created using the Laura Ashley Stamps.

Friday, 22 August 2008

Sarah Kay

I have been so busy again with cards and cakes and favours i almost forgot i had this blog to update. Just a couple of cards using the Sarah Kay stamped image which have been watercoloured and touched up with Stardust Pens.

Sunday, 10 August 2008

Blog Candy at Katherinas

Please take some time out to veiw Katherinas blog im sure you will not be dissapointed it is a lovely site and she has fabulous blog candy giveaway for 100,000hits how wondefull is that, such an achievement.


Saturday, 9 August 2008

Simple Daisies

Made this one for a customer who always has pink or lilacs so just a simple card today, had loads of fun with the acrylics paints in the background and by the time I had finished messing about with the paints decided to do something real simple and easy.

Thursday, 7 August 2008

Preview of new stock

A sneak preview of new stock arriving at Princess Favours, there are some lovely new colours and designs coming in and we are quite exciting about a new range of beads. I have posted just a few pictures here and will be announcing when they will be available in store here.

Blog Candy at Janes

Jane is celebrating her 1st year at Carrolls Creations and is offering some blog candy. Jane is a Winnie the Pooh fan, but best of all you must take a look at her beautiful creations, just pop along, to visit use the link above.

Tuesday, 5 August 2008

Breast Cancer Fund Raising

I have recently been asked to provide 100 favours for a breast cancer ball being held at a local hotel ( Ramada Jarvis Solihull). The lady who is organising this has recently finised her course of treatment for breast cancer and I have decided that I would like to donate all the favours to this worthy cause. So following on from there I will also be organising a raffle to raise extra funds, we have a few donations to add to our raffle but are actively seeking more goodies to add to the list. If you feel you would like to contribute anything please leave me a comment with contact details.

Details of gifts and donators will be listed here shortly.

Wylde Woman Award

I am thrilled to have received this award from Lana at

Please take a look at Lanas blog as she has some lovely creations where you will find very much inspiration.

The Purpose of the Award:

To send love and acknowledgment to women who brighten your day, teach you new things and live their lives fully with generosity and joy. What a lovely gesture.

1. You can give it to one or one hundred or any number in between - it's up to you.
Make sure you link to their site in your post.
2. Link back to this blogsite

So here is my list


New Award from Lindy Lous Meeting Place

I Would like to say a very big thank you to Linda for sending me this award but also my appologies for my delay in forwarding this on, but have been so busy the last two weeks with cakes, wedding favours and a weekend break hardly hard time to breath. So the rules are to send onto 5 more people, such a dificult job to do when there are so many craft friends that i would like to send to.

1. Only 5 people allowed
2. 4 have to be dedicated followers of your blog.
3. One has to be new or recently new to your blog and live in another part of the World
4. You must link back to whoever gave you the award.

It is a way of saying thank you to those who take time out to leave wonderful comments to boost your day.

1 Tracy at
2 Andrea at
3 Lyn at
4 Jilly at
5 Kazan at

Friday, 1 August 2008

What a busy week

Morning to you all, well I havent been able to post this week as I was away last weekend for my Brother in Laws birthday at Weston Super Mare and no I had nothing to do with the tragic events of the pier, really cant believe its gone as just on Sunday morning we had a lovely walk along the front right past the pier and when I got up on Monday morning it had all gone just unbelievable.

Anyway on my return I then received a call from a gentleman who was looking for a birthday cake for his Mothers 80th birthday for this Saturday there really is nothing like having some notice, oh well all hands to the deck I have spent all of this week making a very special birthday cake. The Roses were made with Flower Paste and I added a few jewels for quickness due the the short period of time available to me.

I now have loads to catch up on a couple of awards that i have received but had no time to add to my blog so thats next on the list, I hope you all have a good weekend.

Wednesday, 23 July 2008

Roses, Butterflys and Cats

Ok I thought I would share this picture with you for all those cat lovers out there, earlier this week there was a lady on our local news with her cat whom she was hoping was the oldest cat alive at the ripe age of 23 im not sure if she is the oldest cat but I do know that I have one who is only 12 months behind. So here we have my cat Misty at the age of 22 years. Well I know what you are thinking NO WAY as she doesnt look any where near her age but believe me she is definately 22 years old and still going strong, a bit senile but still very healthy, I think I spend most of the day letting her out one door only to have to let her in another 2 minutes later and im sure she forgets that I have just fed her she is also very deaf but im sure will be here for a while yet.

Now on to the crafty side of things, have two cards here fboth done with K & Co Papers and embelished with some Daisy gems, Butterflys and Roses. These will be very likely the last I post for a few days as im off to Weston Super Mare for the weekend to my Brother in Laws birthday so heres hoping for some warm weather, oh yes and if anyone knows of some craft shops in the area please let me know.

Tuesday, 22 July 2008

Funky Fairy Inspirations Candy

Morning Everyone, well i still have not had time to take some photos of my cards and upload them, this being due to the good weather and so making good use to do some much needed gardeningwhile I can. Anyway enough about the hard work, I have been directed to the Funky Fairy Inspiration blog where there is some blog candy going, this is a fabulous site and has also been featured in the SIMPLY CARDS AND PAPERCRAFTS MAGAZINE well worth a visit here. Have a good day all.

Stempel Award from Gail

I am absolutely thrilled to bits to receive this lovely award from Gail at Gails Crafty Place. So Thank you to Gail. Now I have to nominate three more who i think deserve it so here goes

Lana at Sweetpeaspapercreations

Sue at Cornishmaidsu

Nikki at Bunny Zoes Blog

Saturday, 19 July 2008

Marias Cards

Well i keep coming across all these people who are doing blog candy and their blogs are such an inspiration to me i think i spend more time no in fact i do spend more time hopping around to look at the blogs than i do crafting lol. Anyway you must have a look at Marias blog candy some lovely items here papers, stamps and flowers.

I have actually got some cards to post tomorrow just need to take photo as its a bit late now and need to get some beauty sleep or in fact desperately in need.

Thursday, 17 July 2008

Even more Blog Candy

Hi all

Why not pop over to Ruths on Tip Top Toppers Things she has a lovley blog to look at and also so some blog candy for reaching 100 posts, you wont be dissapointed.

Just Puppies

Please note that I cannot take the credit for the design of this card as a friend Paul from Cuddly Buddly forum designed this card who very kindly gave me permission to recreate and publish a photo on my blog. When i first saw this card that Paul had made I immediately fell in love with it and decided to ask Paul if he minded that I made one for my grandaughters Birthday Megan who is 6 tomorrow and as she has just recently had a 8 week old Miniature Dachshound Puppy this card was just perfect and I am sure she will be absolutely delighted to open this tomorrow morning, so a very big thank you from me to Paul.

Tuesday, 15 July 2008

Blog Candy

Take a look at Franmade Cards & Things blog, a lovely site with some gorgous blog candy.

Thursday, 10 July 2008

Princess Favours

Well Im quite excited this morning as I am very pleased to announce that my website is now once again live after several months of reconstruction. Please feel free to take a look and I hope you enjoy having a good browse. There are some great decorations on offer ideal for crafters. All comments welcome both advice or criticism. Cant wait to see what you all think.

Wednesday, 9 July 2008

Glitter and Gems

I have to say I am really tired today thats because our house seems to be like New Street station most of the time, there is always someone coming or going I think that maybe the results of having three grown children two with girlfriends and one married daughter with two small children. Now its great to have them all here but boy it certainly makes you feel your age and on that note before giving my age away i will quickly move on. Just found myself a few minutes peace to post this card which is the first card I have done for a few days now, had a little bit of spend today on Pink Petticoat and have to say I love theses images so will probabaly be making loads over the next few days, so dont be surprised when i start posting loads of chicks.

Friday, 4 July 2008

Flowers & Butterflys

Well i finally managed to find some time to get a card finished, where do all the hours in the day go to!. Its kind of strange how the hours just fly by when you are doing things that you enjoy but at work they just drag on and you end up clock watching, I would love to find a remedy to reverse this. This is one which I put together quite quickly with some Chris Warner papers and topped with a Shabby Princess topper, a bit of satin ribbon and finished off with a few gems/Prima flowers.

Monday, 30 June 2008

I have my First Award

Wow! I have my very first award which was very kindly awarded to me by and I am hopping around with delight and excitement like a little girl who has never had any candy lol. Now for the fun stuff i have to nominate 7 more to send the award onto and these are the rules

1. The winner can put the logo on his/her blog.
2. Link the person you received your award from.
3. Nominate at least 7 other blogs.
4. Put links of those blogs on yours.
5. Leave a message on the blogs of the boys/girls you've nominated

My nominees are

Ednas Place
Carrolls Creations
Me myself and the cat
Sunny Dawns
Rachels Cards and Crafts
Lindy Lous Metting Place
Gails Crafty place

Saturday, 28 June 2008

Puppy Love

Now i know i should be posting all the cards that i have been so busy creating but i just couldnt resist posting this picture of my grandaughters new Puppy called Buster, all the way from Edinburgh. He has been named after the little dog in Toy Story as he too is a long haired miniture dachshound. I think he looks a bit sad at the moment and missing his Mom, but rest assured he is getting lots of cuddles. He is so tiny i had to lie down on the floor to take these photo's

Thursday, 26 June 2008

In The Pink

This is Emmy a Cuddly Buddly stamp, I have just started to have go with watercolours and this is one of my practise attempts. Still have a long way to go with watercolours but I love it and hope to get some more stamps as i now have a big wedge of Emmy's LOL.

Wednesday, 25 June 2008

First challange

This is my very first challange which is just for fun on the Cuddly Buddly forum - Stack of Ellies. Painted in psp and mounted onto backing papers from Crafters Companion.

White Ribbon Cards: Blog Candy.....

White Ribbon Cards: Blog Candy.....

To enter this blog candy just post a comment and paste a link
good luck to all.

Monday, 23 June 2008

This is my first post on my brand new blog, I must admit I had never really fancied doing one of these before but after having spent the last few days visiting loads of other crafters blogs I found myself thinking maybe its time to get one done. So I guess I will need to spend sometime getting started. I have a few cards ready which I need to upload hopefully over the next few days.