Saturday, 27 April 2013

Pine Cones - Christmas....

Well this was supposed to be a very quick CAS card!! but it was one of those days! and so many things went wrong with it that I had to cover up all my mistakes with embellies!! LOL but... after a whole afternoon of faffing about and changing things... I finally got it finished!! 

Embossing Folders: The Snowman and Powdered Sugar & Snow Globe
Nailheads: JosyRose
Sentiment: added from computer

Colouring Medium: Copics and Promarkers

I would like to enter the following Challenges:-

Holly Jolly Christmas Challenge - 'Embossing with Ribbon'
Simon Says - 'Anything Goes'
Paper Crafting Journey - 'Use a Sentiment'
Christmas Stampin' - 'Anything Goes' 
Crafty Hazelnuts Christmas - 'Ribbons and Bows' 
Stampin' For the Weekend - 'Die Cuts and/or Punches' 
CHNC Extra Challenge - Anything Goes Christmas - April 

Well I didn't have a very productive day crafting... but at least I got this card finished!... then watched Dr Who and Game of Thrones with my daughter... so had a nice day but I'm really tired now!!  I think I will have to leave the rest of my jobs until tomorrow...  ;-)
 hope you are all having a lovely weekend!
I will catch up with you all soon....
Love and Hugs

Friday, 26 April 2013

Vintage Belle

I love Vintage Cards and so thought I would have a go at one just for fun... I chose the paper first ... it's so pretty that I didn't want to cover up the detail... so I added the embellies sparingly...

Image: Pion Design - LLC - From Grandma's Attic - Little Sweeties
Paper: Prima - Fairy Belle
Butterfly - MCH - Prima - Flutter Bits
Dragonfly - MCH - Memory Box Die - Willow Dragonfly
Pearls and Gems: from Stash
Sentiment: made on Computer

I would like to enter the following Challenges:-

Dream Valley - 'Things With Wings' (dragonfly)
Simon Says - 'Anything Goes'
Paper Crafting Journey - 'Use a Sentiment' 
By the Cute & Girly - 'Vintage'

I have had a hectic week as my dad was poorly again... he is feeling much better now though and I have finally caught up with my sleep!! so I am looking forward to chilling out this weekend and just watching some TV and Crafting... I have ordered lots of new crafting goodies and so looking forward to playing with them!! I have Frantage!!!!!! LOL :-))) 

Hope you are all well... Thank you for all your lovely comments... I really do appreciate every one of them!! 

Take Care and hope you have a lovely weekend..
Love and hugs

Tuesday, 23 April 2013


A quick post to show you my first attempt at making some Handbag Cards... I've been meaning to have a go at these handbags for a long time... ever since I saw the beautiful one that Jules made last year... here. Then Katina made a gorgeous one a few weeks ago.. here. The free template is available from Crafts by Carolyn.

I think they are definitely one of those 'makes' that you get better at with practice... this was my 3rd attempt!! As you can probably see...  it's still a bit rough around the edges on the handle !! :-( 
The paper is from Shery K Designs and is Brown and Lime. I have changed the contrast to make the brown into black... They are gorgeous papers and are on sale at the moment.... they remind me of those Chocolate Lime sweeties!! Mmm.... LOL

The one below is a brown one that I made... embossed all over to look like leather... 

My mum and daughter really loved them... and there are so many variations you could make... I could go on forever just making these.... LOL ... well maybe not... or I would be dreaming about them!!  :-)

Well the sun has been shining here all day but I just can't get warm!!! I keep turning my fire up and I'm still cold... so I am going to get another cup of my lovely Ceylon Tea now....
I hope you are all well and  having a good day! 
Love and hugs

Sunday, 21 April 2013

Christmas.... In Pink....

Good Afternoon... I hope you are all well... Ooh it's gone so cold again here today... and now it's raining!! Perfect weather for staying in and crafting though! Here's a Christmas Card that I started a few weeks ago and have only just finished...

Image: by David Parkin from Simply Cards and Papercraft Magazine available for free here!!!
Papers: Nitwits freebie with magazine
Flowers: Prima
Sentiment: made on computer
Berries: Viva Pearl Pen - Ice White

I've coloured the image with Promarkers and added some flock and Stardust Stickles to the pom pom on his hat.

I would like to enter the following Challenges:-

Totally Papercrafts - 'Monochromatic' 
Christmas Stampin' - 'Celebrating Snow' 
Allsorts - 'A Passion for Flowers' 
Natalie and Amy - 'Monochromatic' 
CHNC Extra Challenge - 'Anything Goes - Christmas'

I hope you are all having a lovely weekend... I have been very lazy this weekend as I have stomach bug...  I'm ok but just feel a bit flu-ish... so I"m resting and keeping warm!  it was lovely and sunny yesterday but back to cold and rain today - Brrr....!!! off to get my snuggle blanket and cup of tea!!
Thanks for all your lovely comments! 
Take Care

Love and hugs

Thursday, 18 April 2013

MAWTT - Fairies and Fantasy

Hello... good morning! I hope you are all safe and well in this awful windy weather!! and there was me thinking that Spring had finally arrived! LOL  it's time for a brand new challenge over at

This week it's the turn of Team A... and the lovely Kelly is our hostess.... she has chosen the wonderful theme of....

'Fairies and Fantasy'

So we would like to see projects with Fairies, Wizards, Unicorns... or anything magical etc.
 I can't wait to see all your fab creations for this theme...

Our sponsor ... Rick St Dennis very kindly gave us a wonderful selection of images to choose from... and I chose this gorgeous image 'Unicorn'I'm having another go at putting flowers on my cards... I'm not very good at arranging them but then I thought.. if I don't practice then I won't get any better!! :-)

Papers: Prima - 'Fairy Belle'
Flowers: Wild Orchid Crafts and Stash
Die: Memory Box - Pepita Border
Pearls: from Stash
Sentiment: made on computer using Giddy Up Font (LOL)

I have coloured the Unicorn with Copics and Promarkers... 

We are sponsored this week by the wonderful

who is very kindly donating a prize of 3 digi images from instore for this week's winner! 

I hope you can hop on over to MAWTT for more details of the challenge and you can see my Teamies wonderful creations - Ooh you don't want to miss them this week... they are all so fab!!! 

I would like to enter the following Challenges:-

The Squirrel and The Fox - 'Inspired by a Song or Movie'
(The Unicorn Song by The Irish Rovers)
Dream Valley - 'Happy Birthday' 
Inky Chicks - 'Happy Birthday Girl' 
Fab'n Funky 1,2,3 - '1 Image, 2 DP and 3 Embellies'
(my 3 embellies are Flowers, Pearls and Die Cut)
Oldie but a Goodie - 'Make it Girly'
(my Orange flowers are some I found from old stash +6 months)

I hope I have entered the above challenges correctly... this card was made to be a girly card... but if the challenges require a girl image - then please feel free to delete my entry!

Do any of you remember that song from the 60s called The Unicorn Song!! it was sung by a folk group called The Irish Rovers and the single was out in 1968...  my dad bought the record as he was really into the group... I was aged six at the time... ooh I used to love that song so much!! :-) 

I hope you are all having a good week... I'm really looking forward to the last episode of Broadchurch next week... I have a theory as to whodunnit!! and want to know the answer... but I won't say any more... no spoilers in case anyone is watching it on Catchup!! 

Thank you for all your lovely comments... they are very much appreciated! :-)
I will catch up with you all very soon...
Take Care
Love and hugs

Saturday, 13 April 2013

Lookin' Cool...

Here's a very quick card that I made.... I had a play around with digitally layering the sentiment but it didn't come out quite how I planned it... think it needs some tweaking!! LOL ... but thought I would show you the card anyway... as the doggie is very cute!! 

Image: David Parkin freebie with magazine
Patterned Paper: Stitchy Bear Stamps - 'Doodle Boys'
Metal Embellie: Wild Orchid Crafts - 'Antique Gold Square'

A very simple card and as it is for a bloke.... I've just added one metal embellie...

I've coloured this cute little fella with Copics and Promarkers

I would like to enter the following Challenges:-

Cupcake Craft - 'Raining Cats and Dogs' 
Aud Sentiments - 'For a Guy' 

I hope you all had a lovely Saturday... my daughter is home this weekend and so we are enjoying catching up on some of our favourite TV Programmes!  I have also just bought the book Shopping, Seduction & Mr Selfridge which is the real life story of Mr Selfridge ...  I think it's going to be one of those books that you can't put down!  LOL

Thanks for all your lovely comments... I will catch up with you very soon....
Hope you all have a lovely Sunday! :-)
Love and hugs

Thursday, 11 April 2013

Vintage Sunshine

Awww... the sunshine has disappeared!! now it's back to cold, dull and rain!! :-( 
I can't believe that it's April and most of the trees are still bare... but there is hope! as some of the trees are finally starting to get a few tiny leaves at long last!!

It was sunny at weekend though and I was on a bit of a roll with my crafting and so made a few cards... my lovely friend Ira gave me some gorgeous crafting goodies for my Birthday... Thank you hun! ... and when I saw this beautiful paper... I just had to create a vintage themed card with it.... 

The lovely vintage image is from Pion Design. Originally it was Sepia but I decided to try adding a touch of colour with my Prisma Pencils... so hopefully it matches the colours in the paper...

Flowers: Prima from stash
Butterfly - Prima - Zephyr
Bow - MeiFlower
Pearls: from stash
Sentiment: made on computer

My darling daughter bought me some of the lovely Prima Butterflies for my Birthday... they are SO gorgeous!!

I've added some Stardust Stickles to the paper edges - and there is also some glitter on the butterfly and the flowers... so it is a lovely sparkly card... I was thinking of a lovely Spring or Summer's Day when I made this.... so I hope that shows through in the card... :-)

I would like to enter the following Challenges:-

Crafty Catz - 'Anything Goes'
Allsorts - 'Spring has Sprung' 
Totally Gorjuss - 'Anything Goes with Sparkle' 
Ooh La La Creations - 'Orange and Green' 
Creative Inspirations - 'Anything Goes +Option of Hearts'
Simon Says - 'April Showers and/or Spring Flowers' 
Dream Valley - 'Happy Birthday' 
Live and Love Crafts - 'Let's Play… BINGO! '
(Metal, Flowers, Pearls)

My printer has been playing up this week... in fact all of my technology has been driving me totally nuts lately!! a couple of weeks ago I had 200 emails in 3 days from Facebook... all from the same website!!! I have changed my settings now and it seems to be ok... touch wood... 

My laptop is getting far too clever for it's own good!! it thinks it knows me so well.. always finishing my Search terms in Google... and now it keep asking what I'm looking for... I was searching for some Embossing Ink the other day and a pop up came on the screen and said..."are you searching for a buried voodoo doll??" LOL - how random! like we are all looking for one of those!!

and the new Hotmail is SO ugly but wouldn't be so bad if it actually worked... but it keeps freezing and saying it is unavailable... Grrr...

Ah well, I suppose we love technology really... where would we be without it... it just drives you a bit mad from time to time... Confused smile

I hope you are all keeping well... Thank you for all your lovely comments!... I really do appreciate them... I will catch up with you all very soon... :-))
Love and hugs

Thursday, 4 April 2013

MAWTT - Kraft

Hello... good morning! I hope you are all doing ok... it's time for a brand new challenge over at

This week it's the turn of Team A... and the lovely Janice is our hostess.... she has chosen the fab theme of


So we would like to see projects using Kraft Card... remember you can make anything you like as long as you follow the theme and use Kraft coloured card somewhere on your project....

We are sponsored this week by the fabulous Saturated Canary

and Krista very kindly let us choose an image and I chose the gorgeous 'Ani' - isn't she adorable!! 

The paper is by Celeste Knight

The flower is Embosslits Old Country Bloom... and I've added a button and twine from stash... the gold nailhead hearts are from JosyRose.

I've coloured Ani with Copics and I've kept the colours monochrome to tone with the papers...
For more details of the challenge... I hope you can hop on over to MAWTT and you can also see my Teamies gorgeous creations for your inspiration....

I would like to enter the following Challenges:-

Totally Papercrafts - 'Metal' (gold hearts)
Sweet Stampin - 'Oh So Girly'
Cupcake Craft - 'Get Your Kraft On'
Papertake Weekly - 'Anything Goes'
Creative Inspirations - 'Let's Get Krafty'
Top Tip Tuesday - 'Boys and Girls Come Out to Play'
ABC Challenge - 'K for Kraft'
Natalie and Amy - 'Monochromatic'

I hope you all had a lovely Easter... we've had lovely sunshine here... but it's still very cold outside!!

Thanks for all your lovely comments! I will catch up with you all soon... :-))
Take Care
Love and Hugs