Sunday, 4 December 2011

Little Red Shoe

Time for another card and a change from Christmas cards.I was asked by one of my regular customers to make a card for her granddaughter and something shoe related. So it was a good excuse to use my Clarity Shoe stamp which I love, it is so elegant. Patterned background was made using a border stamp from Imagine That which is also where the sentiment stamps are from.
This card is for the following challenges:-
Sundays With Crissy - Challenge 24 anything goes
Paper Sundaes  - Challenge 98   at least two of the following red, stripes, Dies cuts Stitching. Mine are red and the three strips of striped pattern paper
Creative Card Crew - Monochromatic
The Paper Shelter - Anything Goes

Wednesday, 23 November 2011

Elegant Christmas

Yes folks it's that time of year when you should be starting to panic if you haven't yet made all your Christmas cards. I am well prepared this year and mine have been done and dusted since August. As I love making cards especially Christmas ones I still have time to make a few more. If they don't all get sold or I use them myself, well then I will have a head start on next year.This is definitely a non traditional Christmas card. I still had my Art Nouveau cartridge in my cricut so thought I would try to adapt an image and make it Christmassy.

This is for the following challenges.

Papertake Weekly challenge Christmas Crackers but not literally so anything with a Christmas theme doesn't have to be crackers.
Craft Catz weekly challenge Snowflakes mine has plenty in the background
One stitch at a time - anything goes
Everybody Art Challenge 169-Christmas Card
Papercraft Star- anything goes
Lothian Crafts Online -Christmas

Sunday, 20 November 2011


Hope you've all had a great weekend. I spent a lovely morning Saturday at my favourite craft shop Imagine That who were celebrating their 5th Birthday.
My car is back but oh dear the garage could find no reason for it to have gone into limp mode. So now I am wondering was it a one off thing or will it happen again. I do hate those type of faults.
As the weather has been all damp and foggy today I stayed in the warm and had a little play with my cricut.Happy Birthday sentiment is from Imagine That.

This card is for this weeks challenge at Challenge 180 which is open as long as it has butterfly, fairy or angel on.

Saturday, 12 November 2011

All in Pink

Can you believe two weeks and I still have a terrible cold and to add to my woahs my card died on me yesterday.There I was sitting in a very small traffic jam when my car gave a jerk and lost all it's umphh!!When I tried to pull away nothing, most embarrassing but I finally managed to get up enough steam to limp home, as I was only a few streets from home. There I was trying to think of the quickest way home which avoided the traffic and more importantly the least number of stops. My poor car is now sitting on the drive waiting for Hubby to arrange for it to be collected. I can see a large bill looming.
The challenge at the Paper Shelter this week is all in Pink which suits this card perfectly
Papercraft Star Challange 70 - Include a number

Monday, 7 November 2011

The Sky's the Limit

Ok so I still seem to have a sea lion following me around the house barking all the time but at least I have found a bit of voice now.
I thought it time I made another man card my supply is running a little low.I had not yet played with this vintage balloon stamp which was another purchase from Ally Pally in September.
The backing paper was made using various text/postcards stamps  in Frayed Burlap Distress Ink then inked all over with some Old Paper and Antique Linen Distress Ink. I then took out the frustrations of my cold on the card my screwing up into a tight ball and unrolling, a quick  light iron and voila! one piece of backing paper but I'm sure you all know how to make it anyway.
Sentiment is two stamps from one of my favourite crafts shops which also just happens to be a few minutes from me Imagine That

This card is for
Stamps R Us - Masculine Theme
Let's Ink it up - challenge 17 Favourite Technique mine is making my own backing papers

Sunday, 6 November 2011

Decisions, Decisions

Good Morning everyone I hope you all safely enjoyed your Firework Celebrations last evening. As for me I stayed tucked up at home trying to keep the parrot calm with all those fireworks going off.I do feel sorry for all the poor animals.
I have had the cold of all colds for over a week now,thanks to someone who shall remain nameless. Of course having Fibro too means that for the last 5 days I have not gone beyond bed, armchair and back to bed again I wouldn't care if I was starting to feel better but I'm not.
This is a card that I made a couple of weeks ago and which has been sitting on my desk waiting for me to summon up the energy to photograph.I love Lili of the valley stamps and this was a new purchase for me. What girl doesn't like shoes.
This card is for  the following challenges

Charisma Cards Challenge 44  which is Cutesy Projects
Crafty Catz - Anything Goes
Stampavie and more - Anything Goes

Sunday, 30 October 2011

With a Flourish

Ok so I'm getting better only two weeks since my last post. Not that I've not been making cards. I have been beavering away I've just not had time to show you. But today is your lucky day. What with the clocks going back my tummy is telling me it's lunchtime but the clock is saying hold on you have an hour to go. So with time on my hands I have time to post this card for my entry into this weeks Corrosive challenge 136 which this week is with a Flourish.
This is an acceptance card I was asked to make for someone in response to a wedding invitation they had received in the shape of a passport as the bride & groom are getting married in Las Vegas next year.The flourishes do have black stickles on but unfortunately it isn't showing in the photo.
This is also for Inky Impressions Challenge 30 - Anything Goes

Saturday, 15 October 2011

So Sophisticated

Can you believe this wonderful weather we are having at the moment, who would think it's October. At least the balmy weather is giving hubby and I a chance to catch up on some very neglected gardening duties. Well hubby is working under instructions from me.
I manged to get to the Knitting and Stitching show last week with friends and what a lovely day it was too. I could have brought lots of goodies but was very refrained and only brought some wool to make a felt bag, so I was very pleased with myself for being so good.
This card was inspired by a card a friend made. Hopefully if they are looking they may be inspired to get back into crafting now the last few months are over with and they are feeling better. I have certainly missed their inspiration the last few months.

This card is for the following challenges.
Anything goes Challenge Blog challenge 51 die cuts/punches or both.
365 Cards challenge 229 - So Sophisticated
Crafty Cardmakers - anything goes

Monday, 10 October 2011

Time to put your feet up.

Hello bloggers I'm finally back. Can it really be August since my last post. Things have finally calmed down at home and a girl can at last concentrate on the important things in life like crafting and having fun. I even managed a trip to the Big Stamp and Scrapbooking show in September and of course came back with a few goodies.This little fella being one of them. I just love Lili of the Valley stamps and have been itching to stamp him up for the last few weeks.
This card is for Sketch Saturday 176 which was a great sketch to follow.
One Stop Craft Challenge challenge 152 - anything goess

Sunday, 21 August 2011

Happy Anniversary

Well another week has whizzed by in a flash. I'm really missing not
having the time to visit everyone's blogs at the moment but hopefully that will change soon. One more week gone means one more week nearer completion of our project.
Yesterday was my wedding anniversary and this is the card I made for hubby. Now I know guys don't really take much interest in cards but my hubby is the exception and does. He even asked if the hearts and sentiment were stamped or done on the computer.When I asked why he said because they were so crisp and clear for being so delicate. Mmmm!! me thinks there could be a card maker lurking inside his head somewhere.

This card is for the following challenge

Cards for Men - anything goes
Craft Us Crazy - Anything Goes
Paper Crafting Journey - Anything Goes
Sparkles Forum Challenges  - One for the Boys

Saturday, 13 August 2011

50th Birthday

Ok so I know I've been a very bad blogger these last few weeks but I do have my reasons,mainly lack of time and energy. We have a major project going on at home and project managing that has taken up a lot of our time and energy. Thankfully after 5 months the end is in sight and all should be done by the end of this month.Hooray!!
Well this is a special year for some of my friends and I when we all reach the big 50.I've had plenty of practice making 50th birthday cards this year.I decided to keep them fairly simple and make a focal point of the 50.
The 50 was cut on my cricut and the th stamps were once again from Imagine That Block it out stamps.
This card is for the  following challenge

A Spoonfull of Sugar 162 - Happy Birthday

Craft Your Days Away 26 - Birthday Celebrations

Tuesday Throwdown - Birthdays

Craft Us Crazy - Anything Goes

Tuesday, 19 July 2011


Well I'm having a well deserved rest today as I am once again in a lot of pain. For once I'm getting ahead of myself instead of playing catch up on card making. This card is for my Great Nephew who will turn 5 at the beginning of August. I can't believe he will be that old where has the time gone. I don't normally put cards on my blog until the occasion has passed, but as Ethan will only be 5 I don't think he will really be interested in what Great Auntie is up too on her blog.

This card is for the following challenges
Papertake Weekly_ getting cute.Well all Lili of the Valley images are so cute don't you think?
Craft your passion - Text it use text somewhere on your project. A great excuse for me to use yet another new stamp set from Imagine That called Block it Out these little oblong letter stamps so perfectly I can see I will be using them a lot form now on.
Totally Gorjuss Challenge 89 - All about boys

Sunday, 17 July 2011


Just had time today for a little play with one of my new stamps sets from Imagine That that Emma released yesterday. This is from the set Happy Days a very appropriate name I Love how the Birthday/ Anniversary/ Christmas etc sentiment fits into the side of the H.
Great for making quick and effective cards.
This card is for the following challenges

Crafty Ann's Challenge blog dry embossing.debossing(or both)

Allsorts Challenge blog - Free and easy in July

Simon Says Stamp - Anything Goes

Thursday, 14 July 2011

Pink & Brown

At last I am back where is the time going too? three weeks, wow! I think that has to be the longest I've been away from blogger land.Lots of things still going on at home, plus I've not been feeling too great migraines, pain etc. I've also had a lot of cards orders with some unusual requests which has kept me beavering away too. Then just when I thought I was back the pc died. Three days without a pc resulted in 50 Christmas cards made and it's only July yeah!!
The challenge at Spoon Full Of Sugar this week is Pink & Brown which is one of my favourite colour combo's.
Sentiment is from Imagine That and if you are anywhere near Upminster, Essex this Saturday folks Emma is releasing another 7 yes 7 sets of stamps. Guess where I will be heading.
Cupcake Craft challenges are celebrating 150 challenges. So the challenge is is pick your favourite challenge from all 150. I chose challenge 110 Pink & Brown
Simon Says Stamp - Anything Goes
Creative Inspirations - No flowers

Sunday, 26 June 2011

Something old, Something new

The challenge at Daring Cardmakers this week is to interpret the Wedding Rhyme
"Something old"
something new,
something borrowed
and something blue"
So my something old is my swirls cuttlebug folder, something new my little silver gems, something blue my paper. I couldn't manage the something borrowed.
This card is also for Secret Crafter where the challenge this week is embossing.
Alphabet Challenge - H is for Half a dozen of something. I have six flowers the same. 
Hope you all have a good week and enjoy the sunshine whilst it lasts.

Wednesday, 22 June 2011

Oh La La !!

Oh deary me Mr blogger is causing me some problems again today. I've spent ages trying to get this photo uploaded.I wish Mr Blogger would get these problems sorted I am seriously getting fed up with never knowing if it's going to work or not.
The photo doesn't show it very well but the dress is painted in mica paint to give it some shimmer.

This card is for the following challenges

A Spoon Full of Sugar 157 - Ribbons & Bows

The Corrosive Challenge 124 - Ribbons & Bows

Southern Girls Challenge - Anything Goes

Crafts 4 Eternity - R is for Embellishments beginning with R (mine is Ribbon)

Monday, 20 June 2011

Pesky Critters

Pesky critters is the challenge this week over at Penny Black Saturday Challenge who are celebrating their 3rd Birthday this week.Which means we get to choose from all those
gorgeous hedgehogs..mice..cats..dogs..cows....sheep the Penny Black have. I just love these cute little critters.
Must dash the parrot is calling and I don't want him flying down the hall to find me like last week when he over shot the room I am in and ended up in the bathroom, just a few inches from the toilet where hubby had forgotten to shut the bathroom door. The perils of living in a bungalow and having a parrot.

Friday, 17 June 2011

W is for Wedding

Oh what a rainy day here in Essex, but we really need the rain and it's a great excuse to stay indoors and do some crafting.
The ABC challenge this week is W for Wedding.
I was asked to keep the card fairly simple so opted to add lots of glitter around the edges of the image and card to make it  sparkle and used my rosebud cuttlebug embossing folder.
Image is from Lili of the valley.

Sunday, 12 June 2011

Little Princess

Crikey it's the 10th June already where has the last couple of weeks gone. I wish I could say I've been sunning myself on some tropical beach but not such luck. We still have lots going on at home but we did  manage a short break to visit relatives last weekend and are already looking forward to next years reunion. It was  a great weekend and good to see everyone again. I've finally managed to finish this card which has been sitting on my desk for the last couple of weeks just in time for the following challenges

Craft Your Passion Challenges 61 - anything goes.

Papertake Weekly which is - anything goes.

Bearly Mine Challenges - anything goes

Crafts and me Challenges - stamp something

Paper Sundaes -73 Girly Girl.

The Poodles Parlour - anything goes

Sunday, 29 May 2011

Passion for Fashion

It looks like Mr blogger is playing up once again as it's taken me six attempts to upload this photo. I will therefore make this posting short and sweet in case it all goes horribly wrong and gets lost in cyberspace.
The theme at Daring Cardmakers this week is Passion for Fashion.
I just love this style of card  and of course it's the height of fashion at the moment.Ha ha!!The sponsor this week is Imagine That I just love Emma's style of stamps.
I hope you are all having a great Bank holiday weekend for those of you in the UK.
Ingredients, Papers from Stampin up Pink Pirouette,Melon Mambo. Hero Arts dressmaking pattern stamped onto tissue paper.Dressmakers dummy and sewing machine My Minds Eye. Circle for sentiment Paula Pascual. Happy Birthday & Friend from Imagine That.

Wednesday, 25 May 2011

Sporty at 40

What lovely weather we are having at the moment. I hope it holds up for the Bank holiday weekend. Not that I have much planned even if I do reach the big 50 on Monday arghhh!! where has the time gone. It would be nice to be able at least spend sometime in the garden resting without having the usual Bank holiday rain, although we could desperately do with it here in Essex. The grass is so brown I can't remember when we last had a heavy downpour.

This card is for someone who is reaching 40 soon as if you couldn't guess.
This for the following challenges
Creative Card Crew - anything goes.
My Time to Craft challenge 142 use a die cut.
Little Red Wagon challenge 42 use a number

Sunday, 15 May 2011

Let's ink it up Challenge 15

Ok so another card from me today what has come over me? I think my mojo may just be coming back. This time the card is for the challenge at Let's Ink it Up which is
"Focal sentiment and 3D Flower". Sentiment is from Darkroom Door.
Have a great week.

Boat Ahoy!!

Yeah!!! I'm back sorry for the absence folks but I had other things going on at home, also a serious case of losing my mojo.
A girl can't seem turn her back for five minutes without all hell breaking lose in blogging land. First Mr Blogger has seriously been misbehaving and even worse there has been some unscrupulous so and so out there pinching copies of all our creations and putting them onto CD's and selling them on a certain auction site. I have to say I haven't found any of mine as yet on these CD's but I'm certainly on the lookout for these CD's popping up elsewhere and ready to report anyone caught selling them.
Now on to the fun. This is a card for this weeks sketch challenge 155 at Sketch Saturday. Stamps and sentiments are all from Imagine That set Sail Away.

Monday, 25 April 2011


I hope you've all had a good Easter and made the most of the sunshine.
This is what I was up to yesterday making myself a sample swatch of all the Distress Ink Pad colours I have so far. I couldn't believe I had 34 of the 36 available. Hubby was mighty impressed with my handy work but did say why are Black soot and Pumice Stone blank? When I said because I didn't have them I was then told to go and buy them. Now a girl can't argue can she, so I may just have to pay a visit next week to Imagine That to see if Emma has them in stock.What a wonderful hubby I have.

This is for the Cards for Men challenge No 9 - circles well this card certainly has plenty of them. I did have to enlist hubby's help to get the balls in the correct order.

Friday, 22 April 2011

Pilot's Birthday


Can you believe it a glorious sunny Easter aren't we the lucky ones, makes a change from the normal Bank Holiday rain. Had a mega sore throat the last week where I had been trying to do too much the week before. It's my bodies way of saying stop, so off to bed and a few days rest and I'm feeling a lot better now.
The challenge at Daring Cardmakers this week is "Speaking Professionally" so they would like to see the perfect card for a cook, a gardener, a pilot, a nurse or any other job you want.
This is a card that I made for someone who is a pilot at Shoreham Airport.

Enjoy the rest of the weekend.

Tuesday, 19 April 2011

A Rose is a Rose

Well I think I've finally recovered from my trip to Ally Pally now it's only taken me a week to recover from one day out. Arghhh !! how I do hate having Fibro. It was a great day although I personally found it a little disappointing. There didn't seem to be anything new and exciting to grab me. Mind you it didn't stop me from finding a few things to buy. It also seemed to be very quite people wise this year and there some notable absences from certain craft companies. Oh well I guess that is a sign of the times we are living in now.
This is for the following challenges
Spoon Full of Sugar is let's celebrate.
Totally Gorjuss - no patterned paper

Saturday, 9 April 2011

Happy Birthday

Well blow me down with a feather first it's cold then it turns flippin hot not that I'm complaining. Hope it stays like this for tomorrow I'm off to Ally Pally with a friend. I have a wish list as long as your arm, if I get any of it who knows or cares as long as I have a great time.
Yes I know it's another one of these folded cards(can't remember the exact name today due to Fibro fog) but they seem very popular with my customers at the moment, especially the dress ones. This is slightly different in that instead of numbers in the centre I have a sentiment.
This is for the following challenges

Papertake Weekly Challenge - Anything Goes
Craft your Passion Challenge - Anything Goes
I Did it Creations - Anything Goes
ABC Challenge R is for Ribbon

Tuesday, 5 April 2011

Penny Black Challenge 145

Well just as I thought spring was upon us the weather goes and turns all rainy and cold brrr!!. It's been a while since I inked this little fella up so thought it was high time he had an airing.

This card is for the Penny Black Saturday challenge which this week is a great sketch.Sentiment is from Paula Pascual and is just perfect for this card.I tried adding blue flowers to be in keeping with the picture but for some reason they just didn't look right so I decided to add a splash of white.

Saturday, 2 April 2011

Dun Commuting

This is a card that I made for a friend who retired this week. It's also for the same friend who the Dinosaur card was made for in an earlier posting. He has promised to do the decorating when he retires and the washing amongst many other things, but we can clearly see him laying back and having a snooze when he should be working.
I am entering this into
Creative Inspirations Challenge 105 Cards for Men
Totally Papercrafts - One for the Boys
The Sisterhood of Crafters - Let's hear it for the boys

Sunday, 27 March 2011

Christmas in Spring

What a glorious sunny day again here in Essex. The birds are certainly singing their little hearts out today and the woodpecker is bashing holes in the apple tree like there's no tomorrow.The blue tits,long tailed tits, great tits, blackbirds, robins and wood pigeons are all busy looking for nesting sites so we must remember not to tidy the garden too well. We also had the ring necked parakeets visit us again today.
So not exactly the time of year to be thinking about Christimas is it? but that is the challenge at Secret Crafter this week.
This is a card I made last Christmas for two football fans but didn't get a chance to show.

This is also for Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge which is make a square card
Stamping Vacation Nestabilites challenge well I used my circle nesties.
CES Challenge blog - Challenge 29 Die cut crazy.

Well off to make a start on Sunday lunch or should that be dinner and make the most of the sunshine and that extra hour of daylight.
Enjoy the rest of your weekend.

Thursday, 24 March 2011

Cupcake anyone?

What a glorious day here in Essex, the sun is shining and it's even warm too. Time to be outside really and not tucked away indoors. However I have lots of cards to make and little time to do some in, so I really need to get stuck in whilst waiting for Mr Tesco to arrive.

The challenge at Papertake Weekly this week is It's a Mum thing or just Girlie. Well sadly I no longer have a Mum she passed away four years ago yesterday. So instead I am entering a card that I have been requested to make. I've made the card with sister on now I just have to do one with Daughter and one with Granddaughter on, and of course they all have to be different all being for the same person. it certainly gets the old brain cells working.
Cupcake stamp is from Hero Arts, Sister sentiment is from Imagine That and the small circle is a stamp from Paula Pascual. All topped off with some Twinklets Diamond dust and some glossy accents for the cherry on top.

This card is also for Cupcake Craft Challenge- Monochromatic so shades of the same colour
Inky Impressions - Monochromatic
Penny Paper Crafty Challenges -"From the Kitchen". So basically it has to do with or come out of the kitchen.

Sunday, 13 March 2011


Ok don't adjust your screens yes this is another post from me today. Two in one day wow!!. Well I did say I was playing catch up today with cards.
This card is for the following challenges and in case you hadn't noticed St Patrick's day is not far away hence the many green challenges this week for which this card is perfect with lots of shades of green and a dash of brown.

Easy Craft Projects - Go Green
PaperPlay Shades of Green
Allsorts Challenge - The luck of the Irish, anything Irish, good luck or shades of green
Delicious Doodles Use green for St Patrick's Day
Scrap-Creations Going Green
Penny's Paper Crafty Challenge Going for green
The Shabby Tea Room The luck of the Irish
Craft your Passion - Anything goes

Betty Boop

Another week has whizzed by, I just don't know where they are going. Can you believe it we are in the middle of March already. Spring is certainly in the air the flowers and trees are starting to bloom and the birds are busy starting to build there nests. Spring is one of my favourite seasons. I've had a fairly busy week catching up with friends and doing another great workshop at Imagine That. Now I'm resting my voice box after all that girly chat and catching up on the cards I have to make.

This card is for

Creative Card Crew The challenge this week is NO flowers.

Top Tip Tuesday - Happy Birthday

Cute Card Thursday - Happy Birthday with the added option of having a 3 on your card

Monday, 7 March 2011

New Pad

So I survived the weekend and cooking Camel for friends. It turned out to taste just like really tender beef, so we will definitely have it again. It was great to catch up friends this weekend. Also survived a trip to the dentist this afternoon despite my migraine. I spent a nice quite day yesterday catching up several cards I had to make for people while DH was at a car show. Next on the agenda is to take the parrot to the vets to gets his toenails clipped, he seems to have given up biting them himself or is it he just wants to inflict pain on me. After 17 years he has finally decided he likes being taken around the house on my hand to have a nosey around. As a result my hand is now all covered in scratches and looks like I have some contagious disease. More money to be spent on nothing really useful when it could go on crafty stuff.
This is a card I was asked to make for someone's niece who has just moved into their first flat.I thought I couldn't really use a picture of a house as it was a flat so decided on two frogs.
This card is for the following challenges
Charisma Cardz Four Legged friends, well a frog has for legs
Kaboodle Doodles - challenge 57 Go Green, so green on your card well this certainly has plenty of that.
Lollipop Crafts - Challange 29 Critters

Sunday, 6 March 2011

An Award

Oh my what a surprise I had last week I've been given this award by blogging buddy Margaret at Denique Crafts.All I have to do to get this award is list 8 things I know about myself and give this award to 8 other blogs. Easier said than done.
Well 8 things I know about myself in no particular order

1. I love all things crafty
2. Totally mad about parrots as if anyone that knows me hasn't already figured that one out.
3. My computer which is my life line to the world,so many great blogs out in blogland keeps a girl occupied for hours, if only I could sit that long in the first place.
4. Genealogy love tracing my family tree and helping others trace there's.
5. Friends where would one be without good friends.
6. I hate that FMS/CFS limits what I can do but equally I have made some amazing friends in the last 11 years.
7. I hate celery.
8. I love chocolate yum yum

Now for the eight blogs to pass on to. Always a difficult decision so many great one's out there. So again in no particular order.

Poppet's Place
Shirls Cards
Crafty Patti's cards
Veronica's Designs
Flissy's Crafty Haven
Linda's Crafty Creations
Jacilynn Dashwood
Hau to craft

Thursday, 3 March 2011

Dun Ploddin

Well This is week is flying by and I still have about 5 or 6 cards to make for various people with some very strange requests. Looking forward to the weekend when we are having some friends to dinner and we are all going to try Camel. I've never cooked Camel before so not sure how that is going to turn out but I will try most things once. Also popping along to my local craft store Imagine That on Saturday to do a class with Jo Firth -Young which should make a few hours fly by.
This was a card that my hubby asked me to make for a friend who was retiring from the police this week. The card was totally his idea including the wording. I just made it happen.
The teddy is from Lili of the Valley I just left the little bird that perches on his foot off as it was for a man. I added a policeman's helmet to the back of the chair.
This card is for

Papertake Weekly Challenge - Anything Goes

Your Next Stamp Colour challenge feeling blue. Well my card has plenty of Blue Sky

Tuesday, 22 February 2011

PC Birthday Card

Had a great lunch with the girls today but am exhausted now and my toe is still throbbing, so just a very quick post. This was a card I was asked to make for someone who loves his computer almost as much as I do mine. I thought an easel card would be great for this themed card.
I raised the keyboard on 3d foam and added a mouse cut out of funky foam to keep the easel card open.I left a piece of cord trailing from the mouse up to the wording in the card. Unfortunately you cannot see that in the photo. The embossing folder is one of the goodies I brought last week at the Craft Show.

This card is for the following challenges

A Spoon Full of Sugar - Birthday Wishes

Paper Playtime - Technology

Tuesday Throwdown - 3d it

Monday, 21 February 2011

Baby Sister

All I seem to be saying this year is what a bad blogger I am. I can only say I've been busy doing other things. My toe is still hurting after falling over nearly three weeks ago but the bruises are at last fading very slowly.
My good friend Gill took me to the Braintree Stitch and Creative Card show last week. It was a very enjoyable day and I stocked up on all my card stock, which is very heavy for me to carry but as Gill had the car it was great. It means when I go to Ally Pally in a couple of months I won't even have to think about card stock I can just look at all the other delicious goodies that will be on show.
This is a card I was asked to make this week for two boys with autism who have a new baby sister. I thought a spinner card would be a good idea for the boys. This is the first spinner card I have made and it did take me rather a long while as it was rather fiddly but I am pleased with the finished results.

This card is the following challenges
Carzy4challenges - Use Dies

Drunken Stamper Use Die Cuts

Scrapbook Sisters - Baby Baby 

Baby Image from Mo's Digital Pencil. Pram stamp by Michele Marsden.

Monday, 7 February 2011

How Old ???

Blimey how much worse can this year get and it's only February.
Firstly I get a cold that knocks me out for three weeks.Then just as I thought I was getting better I go into the garage and go flying all over the place. I ended up with two black and blue and swollen knees, a bruised arm and my big toe is all swollen as well.It's been nearly two weeks now and I am still hobbling around. It sure put a dent on my mojo.
Thinks are starting to look up though and over the weekend I even managed to finish this terms Calligraphy project. Not bad considering on Wednesday I had barely started.Jackie the teacher will be in for a shock on Wednesday.Now I have to think of something else to do until the end of term.
This is the year when a lot of my friends and also unfortunately me too reach the big 50 so plenty of special cards to make this year.
This card is for Friday Sketchers Challenge 140

Sunday, 23 January 2011

Sweet Sixteen

Oh dear haven't I been bad no blogging for over a week. All I can say it that I have been rather poorly and not felt up to anything.I am pleased to say I think I've finally finished running after my nose as my mum would have said and my cold which has hung around is finally going. So time to get crafty again.
This was a card I was asked to make a few weeks ago and have only just got around to showing. I have to confess that I had to Google the group in question as I had never heard of JLS which did raise some laughs.
This is for the challenge  at Charisma Cardz Challenge 3 magic numbers so they card must include numbers. I used my music embossing folder and cut some stars on my shiny new Cricut which has sadly been neglected this last couple of weeks.

Wednesday, 12 January 2011

Cold & Frosty Morning

No do not adjust your screens, yes this is a Christmas card and yes it is only January. However the challenge at Papertake weekly this week is Cold & Frosty Morning so they would like to
see winter scenes and /or icy colours,, so blues, whites, lilacs, greys etc.This was a Christmas card I didn't get around to showing you last year but which fits perfectly with this challenge. Snowflake stamps and Sentiment are both from Imagine That. They were stamped then embossed. I then used a combination of Tim Holtz Tumbled Glass, Broken China & Stormy Sky to create the background and wiped it off the embossing.

Sunday, 9 January 2011


Well what happened to the weekend it seems to have disappeared into thin air.It was a glorious sunny day here in Essex today a nice welcome change after all that snow and the rain of the last few days.
Why is that when you always have a lot of cards to make something always goes wrong. There was I in the middle of making 9 cards when blow me I accidentally gave my paper cutter a little knock and the next thing I knew bits were all over the floor. Now I don't know about you but I can't do without my paper cutter. Luckily my knight in shining armour was around in the form of hubby with his drill and some screws and in no time at all I was back in business.
This is one of the cards I was busy making which is for someone's grandaughter. I was given a fairly wide choice for this card and one of the options was ginger and white cats.
This card fits in to challenges at

Paper Sundaes which is asking for circles on your card, I have the circle picture, the circle frame and I used my Swiss dots embossing folder
Secret crafter Saturday Challenge 116 Tons of Texture.

Thursday, 6 January 2011

Get Fit

Oh what a horrible day it's rained non stop here in Essex. So time for me to catch up on some orders and just time to get in a blog post before tea, Sausage and Puy lentil casserole and mash yum yum.
This is a card I was asked to make for someone's sister who is into Keep fit. I chose the turquoise and brown as I am told she is not a girly type of girl.
Not a brilliant photo because I had to photograph it indoors under artificial light.
It's a nice easy challenge at Papertake Weekly this week with the theme anything goes

Sunday, 2 January 2011

Happy New Year

Happy New Year to you all.
I hope Santa was kind and brought you all lots of crafting goodies. Santa was certainly kind in our household DH brought me a Cricut Expression how lucky can a girl be. I've not had much time to play but I am loving it already.
Well the tree and decorations are all packed away for another
year. We can never decide if the decorations should come down before 12th night or on 12th night so we go for the day after New Years Day so everything is back to normal as soon as the holidays are over. I now have sweetcorn and splits peas all over the lounge carpet where Toby the parrot has been using the Christmas cards as target practise for the last few weeks and it has all fallen out of the cards as as I've taken them down. Hubby now has to do some hoovering to clear up the mess.
Sorry I can't remember where I got the digital image from it may possibly have been create4fun.

This card is for
Sketch Saturday challenge 136- The sketch
Digital Tuesday challenge 91 - Anything Goes
ABC Challenge K is for Keep it Simple.