Wednesday 30 November 2011


Good evening everyone.....I hope you are all well....

I have just realised that it is a week since I last posted anything but I promise I have been busy.

Last Thursday I went to the Knitting and Stitching Show in Harrogate with my mum and we had a lovely day encouraging each other to part with our money.

On Friday my partner and I went to York for the weekend.....we stayed in a lovely hotel overlooking the river. While there we went on a city bus tour, a river boat trip, a ghost walk through the city at night......very spooky. We went to the York dungeons, saw Mike Harding at the theatre and walked the city walls.....and of course lots of shopping and way too much eating....needless to say I was pretty much worn out but I had a wonderful week off work.....

And I do have a card to share......

I have been asked to make three cards for the same wedding and this is the first one to be finished. The papers are g.c.d called Ella Blue. The cake is just made with pieces of embossed card and embellished with punched flowers. I have lightly inked all the edges with Distress Inks and used lots of pearls to decorate.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:~

Lollipop Crafts Challenge ~ # 59 ~ B is for....Blue, Brown and Butterfly
Tando Creative Challenge ~ Blue and Brown

Thank you for stopping by.

Tuesday 22 November 2011


Good afternoon everyone....

Well I've finally managed to make another Christmas card....I'm way behind with making them and I thought I was doing so well....I've actually made this card when I should be concentrating on 3 Wedding cards, a 40th Birthday card and a 25th Wedding Anniversary card which I need to get finished asap but I keep putting them off.

Anyway never mind....this is what I've made instead.....

The image is called Winter Birdhouse by Tina Wenke. I have coloured using Promarkers.....I never seem to be able to get the reds right for some reason....Oh well I'll have to keep trying. The papers are a mix of Dovecraft 'Noel' and Authentique 'Wonder' paper pads. I have used Marianne Creatables die cuts for the leaves and the flowers and I have finished off using lots of Stickles and pearls.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:~

Papertake Weekly Challenge ~ Christmas Crackers
Totally Gorjuss Challenge ~ # 107 ~ Swirly Whirly
The Crafty Pad Challenge ~ # 148 ~ Festive Cheer
Bunny Zoe's Crafts Challenge ~ # 18 ~ Anything Christmas With Pearls

Thank you for stopping by.


Good morning everyone....Its cold, misty and raining here today so there's nothing for it but to stay in my little craft room.....

I would just like to say 'Thank You' to everyone who sent me Birthday Wishes are all so kind and its lovely to be part of this wonderful, caring blogging community.....Thank you all.

So onto the winner of my Birthday/200 Follower Candy.....

We put all the names into a hat and Brogan picked....

SUSAN from Craftin' Suzie

Well Done Susan....please can you e-mail me your address and I will get your goodies in the post this week.

Hope you all have a lovely day.




I have decided to offer another candy prize....firstly because I am thrilled to say that I have reached 200 followers this week....Thank You so much.... and secondly because its my birthday next month. 

So here is the candy.....a little bit of a Christmas theme this time.

To enter my 200 Follower/Birthday Candy

Please become a follower but only if you like my blog not just for the candy

Please place a picture of my candy on the sidebar of your blog

So if you would like a chance to win this candy please leave a comment below and I will ask Brogan to pick a name out of the hat on the 22nd November ~ {the day after my birthday}

This candy will close at 9pm on 21st November.


Monday 21 November 2011


Hello everyone.....

First I would like to say 'Hello and Welcome' to all my new followers and 'Thank you'  for joining me on my crafting journey....Today it is my birthday and I'm enjoying a very relaxing day at home and not racing about as is my norm.

It was my niece Charlotte's birthday last week and here I have another card to share that I was asked to make for her....

The image is another House Mouse stamp called 'Fish Bowl'....I just love these cheeky little mice. I have coloured the image using Promarkers and the papers are from my scraps box....I'm sorry I can't remember which paper pad they are from....naughty me!!! The sentiment is LOTV. The only embellishment I have added here is plenty of Stickles to the stones in the fish bowl.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:~

Lollipop Crafts Challenge ~ # 58 ~ Anything Goes
Crafts And Me Challenge ~ # 61 ~ Simples!!

Thank you for stopping by.

Saturday 19 November 2011


Hello everyone....I hope you are all well. 

Thank goodness its the weekend and the start of nine lovely days off work for me.....and boy have I been looking forward to it.....

Today I have a card to share....I was asked to make this for my niece, Charlotte's birthday. She likes to play chess and she also likes mice so I think this image was a perfect choice for her card....

The image is a House Mouse stamp called Check Mate. I coloured using Promarkers and chalks. The papers are from Craft Creations Ltd. The border punch is from Martha Stewart. I finished off by adding some Stickles to the straws and some pearls from the Hobby House.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:~

Critter Sketch Challenge ~ # 91 ~ Monochrome
Pollycraft Monday Challenge ~ # 119 ~ Friends/Friendship
Cupcake Craft Challenge ~ # 168 ~ Two's Company
2 Sisters Challenge ~ # 66 ~ Let It Sparkle
Crafty Ann's Challenge ~ # 54 ~ Sketch or Monochromatic {or both}

Thank you for stopping by.

Thursday 17 November 2011


Evening everyone....I hope you are all well. 

Today I have another card to share. I made this card for my partners father's birthday which is today.

This is a totally different style of card for me but I have to say I really enjoyed making it. I must also report that at last I think my Mojo has finally found its way back home....Thank goodness!!!.....I will be having a serious word with it later to find out where it has been of late.

The image for this card is from Rubbernecker and the papers are from a Kanban paper pad called Industriana which I think are just perfect for men's cards. The cogs and wheels are Tim Holtz. The piece of brown card in the centre was embossed and then rubbed over with a bronze wax.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:~

Divas By Design ~ # 15 ~ Monochromatic
2 Sisters Challenge ~ # 65 ~ Anything Goes
Bearly-Mine Challenge ~ # 23 ~ One For The Boyz

Thank you for stopping by.

Sunday 13 November 2011


Good afternoon everyone.....

As it is Remembrance Sunday I have made a card in honour of this special day. 

The Poppy image is from Penny Black. I coloured using a mixture of Distress Inks and Promarkers. The Poppies were made using various punches and Shapeabilities Spellbinders.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:~

Crafty Ann's Challenge ~ # 53 ~ Floral Frenzy
Delicious Doodles Challenge ~ # 6 ~ Remembrance
Cute Card Thursday ~ # 190 ~ Reds For Remembrance!
Just Inspirational Challenge ~ # 2 ~Remembrance Day

Thank you for stopping by.

Saturday 12 November 2011


Evening everyone.....

Today I have another card to share that I have finished. It is another card designed by Sue, and was one of the six cards that we made at the Christmas card workshop that I attended recently.

This card was the last card to be made and Sue designed it so we were able to use up all the scraps that we had left over from the previous five cards that she had taught us.

Its a very simple card but of course there is plenty of free space to add other embellishments if you wanted to be more creative. I have deliberately left this space as I didn't want to cover up the lovely papers. Thanks Sue....I think this is a really good idea for using up those little scraps of paper, especially as I hate to throw anything away.

Thank you for stopping by.


Wednesday 9 November 2011


Evening everyone....

Today I have another completed scrapbook page to share. This is another page taught by the very talented and creative Polly at my local craft shop.

This is a photo of myself and my daughter and was taken late last year when we were out walking the dogs in the woods. The snow had been quite heavy overnight and it was extremely cold and we were very wet after a spot of snowballing. 

I haven't had very much to show in the way of cards lately but I have been trying to complete various projects that I have started and have left unfinished I'm trying to finish things off and sort out my craft room at the moment. I do have cards that I have made but I can't show them at the minute as they are for various up and coming birthdays, weddings and anniversary's.                                                        

Thank you for stopping by.

Sunday 6 November 2011


Morning everyone....well at last I've managed to set aside some time to just sit and play in my craft room. I have been so busy just lately that the days seem to slip by between posts....but I must confess to being one of those people who can say....and I'm sorry but ...."I've finished my Christmas shopping". 

Don't get me wrong.....I absolutely love Christmas but I detest shopping unless of course its for crafty bits and hopefully now I can spend a little more time creating and crafting.

Today I have a card to share that I made at a Christmas card workshop. We made six cards in total and the class was taught by Sue and was held at one of my local craft shops. 

This is the first card of the six I have completed and as per usual for me I never seem to finish things at these workshops so end up bringing them home to finish....eventually. All the cards Sue designed and  taught us had different elements which you could easily recreate. I had a lovely day and came home with lots of 'Thank You' Sue.....

Thank you for stopping by.

Wednesday 2 November 2011


Hello everyone...

Today sees a new challenge over at CHRISTMAS CRAFTING! and this month the lovely Morgan has chosen the theme and it is the 'Twelve Days of Christmas' we would love to see you use this Christmas song to inspire your creations for this months challenge.

The sponsor for this months challenge is Robyn's Fetish and here is my card using one of their lovely images. The image I have used is called 'Gilded Christmas Dove'....and I used this image to represent the turtle doves in the song but as you can see I have only used the one dove where there should be two..... 

I have coloured the image using gold and silver metallic Letraset markers and used Diamond Stickles to the body of the dove. I then cut out the image and mounted it on embossed card which I rubbed over with silver wax.

So please pop over to Christmas Crafting! and have a look at the lovely creations my team mates have come up with.....and we would love for you to join us in this months challenge.

Thank you for stopping by.

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