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