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.