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