Friendship Award received....

I have received this fab award from Carlyann over at
Here is what she said about me:-

Natalie - Nat is one of the first people i met online through crafting on docrafts, she's a star her creations are beautiful and has given me so much inspiration and ideas! She's a true crafty friend to all

Now rules state that I have to pick 5 people to pass this onto, but I really can't do that as I have lots of Bloggy Friends so I would like to pass it onto anyone that I am friendly with on blogger!
Happy Crafting! xxx


Decorated Paper Bag - WOJ Challenge & DT Call

Good Morning!
Well a couple of weeks ago I saw the Magnolia Challenge which was to decorate a brown paper bag.
I didn't have any at the time but ever since seeing that I had it on my mind so eventually I bought some! It's taken me about 2 weeks to finally getting around to decorate and I finally did it last night.
I am really pleased with how it turned out I am in love with it lol
I am infact thinking of making some as Christmas Cards for some of my special friends lol
Anyway I'l stop babbling on and show you the pics as there is infact quite a few! lol

I would like to enter this into :-


* DT Call for the Monthly Challenge Blog 'Creatalicious' that the lovely Cheryl is helping run who was on my DT Team at Creative Inspirations.
They are also giving you the chance to win some Blog Candy so please click the pic to find out more or find this pic in my sidebar!

I have used the Creatalicious sketch on the Front of my Card.
I added the ribbon behind as an extra.

Here is the rest of my card I won't write a Recipe List as then this post would be just too long! lol

Thank you for Looking, I hope you liked this!
Happy Crafting! xxx


Creative Inspirations - Kickstand Card!

Good Morning!
Before I start my post I would just like to say thank you for the comments on my post about my award, so thank you! lol

This week over at CREATIVE INSPIRATIONS our theme is to make a
I loved making mine and I think they really work well as a Christmas Card so I'm definately going to make some more of them in this style!
Last weeks entries for our challenge blog were great so I can't wait to see what everyone comes up with for this one :)

I have decided to create a Group for this challenge blog over at
This is so we can discuss each weeks challenges & offer help and advice.
Also we will be holding Monthly Challenges exclusively for the group members!
Click HERE to go to the group page!
Please help spread the word and invite your friends.

* Magnolia Tilda & Edwin Stamp
* Fruitcake Basic Grey Paper
* Prima Pointsetta Flowers
* PM Ribbon
* Sentiment Tag from Clevercut
* Sentiment inside from Penny Black
* Robins Nest Metallic Dew Drops - Gold
* DecoArt Snow Writer

Thank you for Looking, Happy Crafting! xxx



I just thought I would let you know about an award I received from a fellow crafter last wednesday.
I met her on DOCRAFTS and she has recently started blogging.
I really should spend more time on DOCRAFTS as I haven't really been on there for a few months which I feel guilty about as there are so many nice people on there and friends that I have made. So if any of you are reading this I'm sorry for not being on often! lol
Here is what Suzanne said about me:-

"I have chosen Natalie from www.ngcards.blogspot.com because she is such a generous, helpful and talented crafter. She never moans at me for the questions i fire at her and she is always willing to share with me. So a huge thank you Natalie, i'm honoured to be able to pass this award on the you and call you a member in my circle of friends."

Thank you so much for saying this Suzanne it is really sweet of you :)

Everybody Art Challenge - Sketch!

Good Morning!
Hope you all had a good weekend, mine was nothing special just the Pub as usual lol
Need to start saving my money though and start spending it on Craft things again! lol

This week at EVERYBODY ART we have a fabulous sketch for you :)
I love the sketches the produce for this challenge blog, there's always loads of layers :D
I made my card in a bit of a rush so I hope you all like it, the papers were sent from my lovely friend Domi, Thank you :)

* Papers from a friend
* Magnolia Summer Kit
* WOJ Sentiments
* Prima Flowers
* Cuttlebug 'Spots n Dots' Embossing Folder
* PM Gem Brads
* Robins Nest Dew Drops - Plumeria
Thanks for Looking, Happy Crafting! xxx


PBSC - Recipe!

Good Morning!
Hope your all well, Im starting my weekend with a hangover lol Got a nice wakening from a phonecall telling me I had to go for an injection this morning ... just what you need! lol

This week at Penny Black we have a recipe challenge for you of :-
3 Ribbons
2 Flowers
1 Pin / Charm

Can't wait to see what you come up with, here's mine!
I have decorated the inside but seeing it's same as what I usually do I thought you might be getting a bit bored of seeing the insides! lol

* Hedgehog Bouqet PB Stamp
* Basic Grey Porcelain Papers
* Crafty Ribbons
* Prima Flowers
* Charm from Hobby House
* Doodlebug Brads
Thanks for Looking! xx


Creative Inspirations - Distressing!

Good Morning Crafters!
Well it looks like the sun is back here again, I hope it isn't for too long lol
This week over at
we have another easy challenge, this week it is :- DISTRESSING.

For my card I decided to use some of the Black Magic Coredinations cardstock.
I got a piece of sandpaper and scrubbed along the edges for my distressed look :)
I hope you like it!

It took me ages to get a picture last night of it due to the dullness of the weather, I really need to buy another daylight lamp! lol

* Magnolia Summer Kit
* Basic Grey Wisteria Papers
* Black Magic Coredinations Cardstock
* Prima Hydrangea Flowers
* PM Gem Brad
* Robins Nest Dew Drops - Hyacinth

Thanks for Looking, Happy Crafting! xxx


Everybody Art Challenge - Spots 'n' Stripes!

Good Morning!
This week at EVERYBODY ART we have the theme of :- Spots n Stripes!
I did actually make a slight mishap with my card, see if you can spot it! lol
Sorry I didn't update again on Sunday, as usual something came up which stopped me crafting :(
Here's my card!

* Gorjuss Girls Set 3 by Sugar Nellie
* Sentiment by Penny Black
* Basic Grey Euphoria Papers
* Cuttlebug 'Spots n Dots' Embossing Folder
* Ribbon from Crafty Ribbons
* Prima Flowers
* Doodlebug Brads
Thanks for Looking, Happy Crafting! xxx


WOJ Fall Stamp Kit Candy...

Good Morning!
As most of you already knew Whiff of Joy are releasing a Fall Stamp Kit.
Katharina is giving you the chance of receiving this kit for free in a candy!
So what are you waiting for?! Click the link in my sidebar to see how you can enter!
Happy Crafting! xxx


Sugar Bowl Challenge!

Good Afternoon!
I made a card for the SUGAR BOWL CHALLENGE on Friday but didn't have time to upload it, then I forgot lol So finally here it is! lol
The sketch was rather basic but I enjoyed it, I used one of my new Gorjuss Girl stamps for it.
Hope your all having a good weekend! I may be back later as I am going to do some crafting this afternoon.

* Gorjuss Girls Set 3 from Sugar Nellie
* WOJ Sentiments
* My Minds Eye 'Bloom & Grow' Papers
* Assorted Prima Flowers
* Robins Nest Dew Drops - Water
* Cuttlebug 'Swiss Dots' Embossing Folder
Thanks for Stopping by, Happy Crafting! xxx


PBSC - Soft 'n' Sweet!

Good Morning!
Well it's the weekend yet again, boy the weeks go quickly for me! lol
This week we have a nice easy challenge for you over at
we have a theme of :- Soft 'n' Sweet!
I can't wait to see what everyone comes up with as people could interpret it as anything.
My card I made was for an order, the lady wanted a birthday card for her mother and just said anything cute and Pink / Green.
Sorry about the picture quality, for some reason it looks a bit blurry!

* PB 'Micey Day' Transparent Set
* PB Water-Lily Skiing Stamp
* Sentiment by PM on front
* Sentiment by PM Inside
* Basic Grey Sultry Papers
* Cuttlebug 'Swiss Dots' Embossing Folder
* Prima Hydrangea Flowers
* Doodlebug Sugar-Coated Brads
* Ribbon from Crafty Ribbons
* Robins Nest Dew Drops - Pointsetta
Thanks for Looking! Happy Crafting! xxx


Creative Inspirations - Stitching Real or Faux!

Good Morning!
Well the rain has returned! I have to say I am rather glad I love the cosiness of when your inside to the sound of it raining! lol
This weeks challenge over at
is to use Stitching!
Whether its by hand or machine on your creation.
The prize we have for you is a fabulous selection of sparkly ribbons :)
So what you waiting for, get involved! lol

Im not too overly keen on my card, Im not sure why but there is something about it I just don't like lol I have also used the Paper Piecing technique aswell as hand drawing the stitching around the image.

I would also like to enter this into the SPOONFULL OF SUGAR Challenge which was a sketch this week.

* PB 'Whispers' Stamp & Sentiment
* My Minds Eye Papers
* Prima Flowers
* PM Gem Brad and Eyelets
* Robins Nest Dew Drops - Hyacinth
Thanks for Looking, Happy Crafting! xxx


Everybody Art Challenge - Wedding!

Good Morning!
This weeks challenge over at EVERYBODY ART is the theme of - Weddings!
I have to say wedding cards arent my favourite to make atm as I don't really have any Image stamps for it, just sentiments. I think I am definately going to have to invest in some WOJ seeing my sentiments are from there! lol

Hope everyone is well, I am okay just been feeling a bit low yesterday and today, no idea why :S hmmm! Anyways let's get to the card! I kept it rather basic as I didn't want it to look to fussy.

* Stampendous Stamped Image received in Swap
* WOJ Sentiments
* Papers received in a Swap
* Prima Hydrangea Flowers
* Robins Nest Dew Drops - Pointsetta
Thanks for Looking, Enjoy the Challenge! xxx


PBSC - Swirls!

Good Morning!
Well I am now fully recovered which I am glad as it's the weekend! lol
Seeing it is the weekend that means it is time for another challenge over at PBSC!
This week we have a theme of SWIRLS for you!
For my card I decided to make a flat card and used the Cuttlebug Folder 'Dvine Swirls' to interprit the swirls theme!

* PB Stamped Image & Sentiment
* Wisteria Basic Grey Papers
* Cuttlebug 'Dvine Swirls' Embossing Folder
* Robins Nest Dew Drops - Hyacinth
* Prima Hydrangea Flowers
* Doodlebug Sugar-Coated Brads
Thanks for looking, Have a fab weekend! xxx


WOJ Sketch!

Good Morning!
I am starting to feel a little bit better now, my throat is still a bit swollen and my neck a bit sore but I have more energy now :)
Yesterday afternoon I managed to complete a card for this weeks
which was a sketch!
I decided to make another Christmas card to add to my collection.
Also I have used my own Christmas Personalised stamp on the back!

* WOJ Stamped Image
* Sentiment from Funkykits
* PB Sentiment Inside
* Craft Creations Papers
* Cuttlebug 'Snowflake' Embossing Folder
* Prima Christmas Bubble - Gold
* PM Brad & Eyelet
Thank you for Looking, Happy Crafting! xxx


Creative Inspirations - Gems / Pearls!

Good Morning!
This week over at CREATIVE INSPIRATIONS we have a much easier challenge after last weeks Masking.
This week our theme is to use GEMS / PEARLS on your work.
This card is also for the MOJO MONDAY Challenge.

I am still feeling really ill, I think I have a sinus infection as neck is really sore and it feels as if my glands have swollen up there, aswell as getting headaches and blocked nose lol
Im sure you don't really need to know but I have told you anyway lol
Suprisingly I managed to get my card done yesterday for this challenge, it really did take it out of me though! lol Here it is :-

Also I have invested in 2 more personalised stamps for the back of my cards. I have bought a christmas one aswell as the one you can see on the reverse of this card.

* Magnolia Summer Kit
* Two Scoops Basic Grey Papers
* WOJ Sentiment Inside
* Prima Hydrangea Flowers
* PM Ribbons, Pearl Brads & Adhesive Pearls

I would also like to enter this into the copic candy where you have to colour in either a download or stamped Image. A link to the candy is in my rightside column.
Thanks for Looking, Happy Crafting! xxx


EAC - Sketch!

Good Morning!
I hope you are all well, I however am not & Im really struggling to write this post lol
I think I've been given the Flu :( Just my luck!
So Im afraid this post is rather short.
Over at EAC we have a sketch for you this week,
I changed my card for it a little bit by using an oval image instead of a rectangle.
I have decorated the inside but I forgot to take a photo, oopsie!

* Gorjuss Girls Set 3
* My Minds Eye 'Bloom & Grow' Papers
* WOJ Sentiment
* Ribbon from Crafty Ribbons
* PM Gem Brads, Adhesive Stones & Eyelet
* Prima Hydrangea Flowers
* Cuttlebug 'Swiss Dots' Embossing Folder
Thanks for Stopping By! xxx


PBSC - Blue, Red & White!

Good Afternoon!
Well it looks like the sunshine is back! Yesterday it was grey and drizzy, still humid however but now it looks like the sun is back with a vengeance! lol
Aswell as receiving my Magnolias yesterday I received my Gorjuss Girls today, I can't wait to play but I have ran out of EZ-Mount :(

This week over at Penny Black Saturday Challenge we have a colour scheme for you!
I was a bit stuck for ideas at first but eventually I came up with something I rather like!
The colour scheme for you is Blue, Red & White.

* Penny Black Stamped Image
* Basic Grey Boxer Papers
* WOJ Sentiment on front
* PB Sentiment inside
* Prima Hydrangea Flowers
* PM Gem Brads
* Robins Nest Dew Drops
* Cuttlebug 'Swiss Dots' Embossing Folder
Thanks for stopping by, Happy Crafting! xxx