Monday, 30 April 2012


Afternoon bloggers. At last the sun is shining here after all the rain of the last few days. It seems to me that as soon as someone mentions the word drought then we gets nothing but rain.I finally had my MRI scan last week and am now waiting for the results. In the meantime I am still in a lot of pain and off to the physio again later today, where he will no doubt inflict more pain but all in a good cause I hope.
So to brighten up the day I was asked to make a card with a vase of flowers on so this is what I came up with. I wanted it fairly plain as the person concerned is posting it, and as we all know the postage costs are really going up after today so I didn't want any thick bows or buttons making the postage more expensive. I also sued one of my favourite colour combinations at the moment Stampin up Certain Celery and Pupmkin Pie
This card is for the following challenge:
The Pink Elephant - TPE146 Springtime.
Creative Inspirations 160 anything goes
Moving Along With the Times  garden or flowers
Fairy Fun Fridays  - anything with flowers
Lollipop Crafts - Anything goes

Monday, 23 April 2012

Winter Wishes

Ok I promise I will  stop playing with this lovely new set of stamps soon. I just couldn't resist having one more play though. This time I combined Imagine That In the garden stamp set with  the Christmas Greetings. This time I chose a resist technique, for the background I used Tim Holtz Distress inks Broken China and faded Jeans.
This card is for the following challenge
Crafts for Eternity 68 Something new- Well if you haven't guessed by now it's my little birdie stamps
Secret Crafter 182 Inspired by a film title - Mine is White Christmas
My Mum's Craft Shop - Favourite song/Movie again White Christmas

Saturday, 21 April 2012

Home is where the heart is

I just had to have another play with my new stamps from Imagine that. Again I combined it with a leaf stamp from another set Bloomin' Lovely.
This card is for the following challenges
The Stampin Boutique  - 34 anything goes
Oldie but goodie -On the farm or in the Garden my oldie is the button which I brought at a craft show so long ago I can't remember where and the cord in the button was my mother-in-laws and is probably at least 50 years old.
 Stamptacular Sunday challenge 159 -freebie anything you want

Friday, 20 April 2012

I love the 1960's

Yes do not adjust your screens this is another card from me today.No I've not been ultra busy I've just been waiting for hubby to return from his boys day out with the camera.Lying on the floor all these weeks and the release of some fabulous new stamps sets have given me lots of inspiration to make a few cards when I am able to sit that is. Thankfully the pain is starting to ease slightly and I am no longer climbing the walls in agony unlike a few weeks ago,
This card is for the following Challenges
Ooh La la  challenge 103 which is Bold & Bright. Well this card certainly is that.
Paper Sundaes - Anything Goes
Totally Stampalicious paper piecing
One Stitch at a Time 109 Bright

How Tweet

The challenge at Paperplay Challenges this week is animal antics, a perfect excuse for me to play with my gorgeous new stamps from Imagine That. Emma designs some gorgeous stamps and some of them are so tiny you almost need a magnifying glass to see them, but they are always perfect and just what you sometimes need. For this card I used the newly released In The Garden stamp set. For the flowers I used another set called Bloomin' Lovely. I now have a total of 28 of Imagine That stamps sets so you could say I am slightly addicted to them and even better for me is the shop is just down the road yeah!!.
This card is also for the challenges at
crafts 4 eternity  68 something new which is of course the stamps.
Inky Impressions Birthday Creations
Clearly I Stamp - Spring

Monday, 16 April 2012

I made the top 3 at Ooh La La Creations

I hope you all had a good weekend especially those of you that made it to Ally Pally. I look forward to seeing all your new goodies appearing on your blogs soon.I've been having a very lazy day today and have only just come on to the computer and had a very nice surpise I made the top 3 at Ooh la la Creations this week. I seem to have lots of ideas buzzing away in my head at the moment all I need now is the energy, and to be able to sit long enough to do something about it. Oh well it is only Monday we will have to see what the rest of the week brings.

Saturday, 14 April 2012

Butterflies everywhere

Found time today for a little play with one of my newest stamps sets from Imagine That. I just love these sentiment stamps. I used Adirondack watermelon, butterscotch and purple twilight for the background then stamped sentiment in purple twilight. I then embossed  the whole thing with glitter.The picture doesn't really show it to well though. Added a touch of liquid pearls to the butterflies to finish.
This is for the following challenge.
DYSU Challenge 67 - Glitter/bling
PaperPlay Challenge 15 - Things with wings
My Mum's Craft Shop 52- Celebration

Monday, 9 April 2012

Vintage fashion

I hope you've all enjoyed your Easter and not eaten too many Easter Eggs. What a typical Bank holiday today nothing but rain but then we could sure do with some rain even if we are lucky enough not to have a hosepipe ban at the moment. I managed to make this in between laying on the floor and trying to go for short walks.
This image just has to be one of my favourites at the moment and can be found at Digi Doodle.
This card is for the following challenges

Digi Doodle - something new well mine is this image.
Ooh La La Creations - Vintage
Fashionista Challange - Anything goes

Thursday, 5 April 2012

The Big 50

Hello bloggers well so much for my new year resolution of being a better blogger.That has well and truly gone down the drain this year. I have spent the last couple of months in a great deal of pain and the last month or so have spent many an hour laying on the floor staring at the ceiling. If you've ever tried to use a laptop whilst laying on your back on the floor you will no it's impossible. It's also impossible to craft laying on your back hence my lack of posts. Infact the only good thing about lying on the floor is it's easier to spot the cobwebs on the ceiling although not sure hubby would agree as it's him that has to get them whilst I frantically try to point to them whilst laying on the floor.
I have managed to make this card this week during the time I have been able to sit upright and as this weeks challenge at Papertake Weekly is anything goes this is my entry. It's a while since I've made this style of card and since I used this digi image from Charmed Crafts and Cards but I really enjoyed doing it and it did take my mind of some of the pain for a while.