Thursday, 3 December 2009

A present for my mum

Well this little set of cards are only about 4 by 4 inches if that, they are what I have made for my mum for a Christmas present, in total I have made 16 small cards and put them in a little box with divider sections in it, we made the box at a small make and take class that Dan did for us when we were at Hels house, so I have put it to a good use and filled it with cards for my mum just so she has a card when she needs to send one. Hope you like the tiny little things xx

Thursday, 12 November 2009

An Award

I was very honoured to receive this award from the my friend Shazza . Her Blogs just fabby. well

You have to answer the following questions with just one word and then pass the award onto 5 others. You need to visit their blog to let them know,Here goes: but me being me can not think of who to pass it on to, so sorry all my friends deserve this award xx

1. Where is yourcell phone? … Hallway

2. Your hair? …dyed

3. Your mother?…british

4. Your father?… british

5. Your favourite food? …chocolate

6. Your dream last night?… none

7. Your favourite drink? … tea

8. Your dream/goal?… craftroom

9. What room are you in?… bedroom

10. Your hobby?… Crafting

11. Your fear?…death

12. Where do you want to be in 6 years?… here

13. Where were you last night? … home

14. Something that you’re aren’t?…rich

15. Muffins?…chip

16. Wish list item? … craftroom

17. Where did you grow up? … cooling

18. Last thing you did?…phone-call

19. What are you wearing?…leggings

20. Your TV?… downstairs

21. Your Pets?…dog

22. Friends? …brilliant

23. Your life?… busy

24. Your mood?…happy

25. Missing Someone?… dad

26. vehicle?… kia

27. Something your not wearing?…slippers

28. Your favourite store? …lush

29. Your favourite colour?…none

30. When was the last time you laughed?…today

31. Last time you cried?…can't remember

32. Your best friend?… all

33. One place that I go to over and over? …computer

34. Facebook?… no

35. Favourite place to eat?…spanish


Here is my entry for this weeks Buttons Gingersnaps creations challenge, this is only a tiny card so it was hard to cram it all on .hope you like it and thanks for looking x

Sunday, 8 November 2009

House Of Fun

The Challenge this Sunday on Hels Blog is house of fun, this card has taken ages just to do one card, the old couple have a little house behind them and as they are wearing party hats I thought it was quite suitable, though they are rather a miserable pair LOL I re-stamped the hats on seperate paper and stuck them on there heads, the hats in the background have been stamped on the card and been done seperate and cut out and then 3D foam on them to give a little raised effect, I used distress inks and alcohol inks for this card also and finished with the little quote, I did not put the main Image straight as I thought it went well wonky with the quote, my post has waffled on here and no idea what I am writing so hope this is ok and bye for now xx

Thursday, 5 November 2009

Cosy Home

I have made this little house for the Gingersnap Creations challenge which this week is cosy home, I have used three different stamps for this, the girls and the quote are paperbag studios as is the roof, the wall is a mystery to me as usual forgot where that came from. A little bit of masking required and some use of the promarker pens and my little cosy home was completed and what a nice quote on this stamp, I thought it sounded very cosy and hope you do to xxx

I have had Hels staying for the last 3 days and I am missing her now, we had a brilliant time seeing other friends, shopping, crafting and chatting xx

Saturday, 31 October 2009

Snowmen SS Challenge

Here is my entry for this weeks Sunday Stamper Challenge and what a great challenge it is this week as its given me an excuse to get my wonderful Stitchel Snowmen and lady out of hiding, I just love these they are adorable.

I have stamped them on to glossy covered card and cut them out, I decorated a tag with Distress Inks and background stamps then put foam on the back of my snow people and added them to my tag, how cute are they, a few bits of white and gold pen and a finished tag. The stamps can be bought from Artistic Stamper and there are not just snowmen in the range so be warned you will want more :-)

Hope you like my tag and do take a look at the adorable stamps and Jennie also sells loads of other brilliant goodies to

Thursday, 29 October 2009


Here are 2 cards for the Gingersnap Creations challenge which is Thankfulness, I know I have to make more than one, why I have no idea, guess if I am stamping and cutting out flowers I may as well do loads.

These cards are made using my final stamp in the collection of words, first time I have used the Thanks one, I have used Wendy Vecchi Stamps for the flowers and butterly and have layered them, not that it shows much, then used plain cardstock and some buttons for the flower middles, hope you like these and am of to tell Gingersnaps I have joined there challenge xx

Sunday, 25 October 2009

Monster Mash SS Challenge

Here is my entry for this weeks Sunday Stamper challenge which is titled Monster Mash this week, my tag looks rather dark in this picture, the girl is a Stampotique Stamp, the chandalier ( not spelt that right) was bought for me so can not remember who thats by and the spiders web are what Dan bought me back from America, gosh I am hopeless with knowing who my stamps are by, never mind, I have used distress inks and a krylon pen also, hope you like and if you can not read it the quote says

everything you want is on the other side of fear

thanks for looking xx

Wednesday, 21 October 2009

Stampbord Green, Orange and Brown

Here is my entry for the Gingersnap Creations this week, the theme being, green, orange and brown and somewhere on this piece of stampbord those colours can be found, if you look closely. I have made the background with Alcohol inks and stamped the little scholar, I have scratched out some detail, put a green hat on him and added some doo dads to finish of plus stamped some script and alphabet behind him. hope this covers the challenge and do pop on there blog and have a go, its a great Blog xx

Monday, 19 October 2009

Message but not in a bottle

This is my entry for this weeks Sunday Stamper Challenge which is message in a bottle, but my message is on a card :-) I know this is a simple card but effective for what I need it for, I used a message stamp and Stitchel Stamps that can be bought from The Artistic Stamper, I just adore using these for embellishments as they are just sooooooo easy to cut out and decorate a project fabby. I have just matted the wording and added the flowers, hope you like this and thanks for dropping in xx

Have by the way been away at the weekend for the Artsy Crafty weekend, WOW it was just a brilliant time, made great things and had my great friends for company, we did have such fun to, just thought I would say that the weekend is well worth doing if you love Altered Art type crafting and you can read about it more from here as they are planning more weekends for 2010 and its well worth it x

Monday, 12 October 2009

Circles SS Challenge

I have no idea what I was thinking when I made this card, I think it was a case of how many different circle things could I put on it, this cards for this weeks SS Challenge which is Circles.

I have made my background with Tim Holtz stamps, cos they circle shape and kinda go with travel and time which is how this card ended up turning out, as the huge stamp in the middle is a compass, I stamped that a few times on different papers and layered it up and in the middle is a little watch face, yes its a rather wacky card but it should make the challenge, hope its ok and thanks for stopping in xx

Monday, 5 October 2009

Over The Rainbow SS Challenge

Over on Sunday Stampers this week Hels has set a great challenge called over the rainbow, do check it out, I just adored doing this challenge so huge thanks Hels.
I have photographed this card and not to sure about how the photo looks!!!!!!!! never mind you get the idea, its an 8 by 8 card, so a nice large canvas to work on, I made some nice bright coloured background paper with the good old alcohol inks, the stamp is a paperbag studio one, I loved doing the block colours for the backing papers and the matting, the flowers are stamps from Wendy Vecchi and I think they have worked rather well, hope you think so to, I finished of with a brad in the middle of the flowers, hope you like and thanks for looking xx

Sunday, 4 October 2009

Nicky has Candy

Nicky has candy on her blog and a fab blog it is to, you can find it here and whilst you are checking the candy check out the blog to, have fun xx

Wednesday, 30 September 2009

SS Friends

Here is my entry for the Sunday Stampers Challenge which this week is Friends, how could I resist using this wonderful stamp, do not ask why I have done a scanned close up, guess I wanted you to read the words and I like my added touch of the listen tag. the papers are crafty individuals and thats the first time I have used those, thought I would add a few brads to and hey presto my entry and as usual the image is stamped on glossy paper covered in alcohol inks, thanks for looking xx

Monday, 28 September 2009

Gingersnap Stars

Over on Gingersnap creations the challenge is Stars and this card hopefully will fall in the category, the paper on the background is covered in various size stars and the stamped image of the ladies faces is stamped on my own made paper using glossy paper and alcohol inks, then the middle face has been stamped on stampbord so she stands out, in the flesh she stands out much better, the wording I did on my computer thought it went quite well with the image and if you look closely there are also some gold brads in each corner and I have edged with a gold Krylon not that you can se it in the scanned image. hope the cards ok and thanks for looking xx

Monday, 21 September 2009

Paperback Writer SS Challenge

This card today is for the SS Challenge this week that is called Paperback Writer, you can find the challenge here and its well worth checking out.

For this card I made the blue background with glossy paper and Alcohol Inks, the script and alphabet are rubber stamps as is the stamp in the middle, the word quote I made up myself and I rather like that little quote, perhaps I need a rubber stamp of it -:) I hope this makes the challenge as I thought the script and the middle stamp were apt plus my little quote, thanks for looking xx

Saturday, 19 September 2009

How many

here are two more Anyas and thankfully the last two, the top pictures not scanned to well as the flowers make it to thick for the scanner and I am no photographer. this is the last of my crafting now so will see if I can get some things made in the week, thanks for popping in xx

Thursday, 17 September 2009

Black, White and Silver

Over on the Ginger Snap Creations Blog they have a black, white and silver challenge, Here is my entry though the Silver Mirri cards not shown up on my scanner but you can see the background flower thingies are embossed in Silver on Black card, hope this fits the bill and thanks for looking, you should check there Blog out, very interesting stuff on there xx

Tuesday, 15 September 2009

Ticket or Tag

Well this is a first in ages, I have joined the Sunday Stampers over on Hels Blog for this week and the theme is Ticket.

I have done a tag on a tag, or a ticket on a ticket whichever way you choose to look at it, I have used my distress inks and Tim stamps, though the top tag has a Wendy Vecchi ticket stamp for its background and also the wording at the top of the first tag is Wendys to. I have used a few brads and an Ideaology token and another ticket stamp to finish of and an old piece of string to join them together, hope you like and sorry my descriptions not great, thanks for looking xx

Monday, 14 September 2009

Just another Anya

Here is another and I know am getting boring with the same old stuff, not to many more to go honestly, just gives me something to blog, hope you like this one, I love those coloured papers xx

Saturday, 12 September 2009

A bit of Bling

Here is an Anya card I have done and hopefully will be suitable for the gingersnap creations challenge this week which is bling, the background papers are glittered though hard to tell on this picture, well the Anyas are coloured in with promarkers and I have used a Martha Stewart punch and some lace to pretty it up to, hope it passes the test, do check there Blog out as they have some great works of art there. Thanks for popping by xx

Wednesday, 9 September 2009

A card for a friend

Here is a card I made for Dan, its looking a little drunk and I think I need some crafting glasses. this is the first card I have made in ages using inky, messy and masking, I really, really enjoyed doing this and hope Dan is having a great Birthday, I could not send him a Tilda now could I really LOL. hope you like this card and cheers for stopping by xx

Saturday, 15 August 2009

just another bright and cheerful

This is fairly similar to the last card but different layout and a different Wendy stamp, a huge flower this time which I also thinks works quite well, oh and those papers from the States I got yonks ago :-) hope you like this one to xx

Thursday, 13 August 2009

A little mixture

This card has scanned drunk, it should be straight honest, its a huge 8x8 card and I have used some wonderful papers that Dan bought me back from America yonks ago, that will shock him that I finally used them and they were not just stroked.

the stamp is from Hels house whilst I stopped with her for a brill weekend, the image is coloured in as normal with the promarkers, the wonderful butterfly is a Wendy Vecchi stamp, with some jewels added and the words is again one of Hels stamps, she has some brilliant stamps. well its a very bright card but I am pleased with it, hope you like xx

Tuesday, 11 August 2009

Bevs Blog Candy

As I am not to good at putting pics to the side, I thought I would blog this candy as a posting, Bev
has this fab prize up for grabs between now and the 17th August, just pop on her blog and leave a comment, then a link on your blog to hers. this is my first time in advertising a candy and I guess you have to be in it to win it, good luck all who go on Bevs blog x

Sunday, 9 August 2009

Top hat Edwin

yes I know same old stuff, same old birthday stamp, but........................... it is a different Edwin, just another card to add to my collection for men and no I shall not be sending Dan one of these as he would throw it back at me :-) hope you like xx

Thursday, 6 August 2009

Take a seat

Heres a card I made earlier, its using alcohol inks and distress inks, the background on the card is using stamps and distress inks and the blue paper is one I made myself using perfect pearls and water with a paintbrush, the chair image is also stamped on glossy card that I covered with alcohol inks and the stamp is from paperbag studios. its finished of with my gold Krylon pen, hope you like this I feel it needs some wording on it somewhere, what do you think ??????????????? thanks for looking xx

Monday, 3 August 2009

An Edwin to view

I do struggle with boys and mens cards, these Magnolia Edwins are rather sweet if of course you like Magnolia, well I needed to use these long blank cards and thought that this worked a treat, simple but effective, I have coloured in with the grey promarkers, hope you like xx

Tuesday, 28 July 2009

This ones an oldie

I have to say that this footballer stamp was one of the very first Rubber Stamps I ever bought, it came from Dis Designs and way back then the designer had just started out and I used to phone her and place my orders, I have a few of her stamps and mainly boy and man orientated. well I have thrown this together and coloured the image with the old faithful promarkers which I am sure should be running out by now, well hope you like and thanks for dropping in xx

Monday, 27 July 2009

back to basics spot the difference

Well look another 2 cards with mouths Dan LOL for me this was a good change, to brush the cobwebs from my distress inks, alcohol inks and arty stamps, I have gone back to basics and used some inks, papers and stamps and come up with a spot the difference :-) to be honest I enjoyed doing these but as usual I have to make more than the one with just a slight change in them. Hope you like and thanks for looking xx

Sunday, 26 July 2009

Sunday Stampers Imagine

Really do not ask whats going on here with this card, Hels theme on Sunday Stampers this week is Imagine and this card is for an Anniversary and I thought putting the word Imagine by the words Young Love would remind the person who recieves it of there once young love, ok I am waffling about nothing here. well the stamps Paper Artsy and the papers are my minds eye, the Imagine stamp I forgot where it came from, the image has a bit of tweeking with Promarkers and there is my entry, hope it meets the criteria and thanks for looking xx

Friday, 24 July 2009

copy cat me

Here is a card that I have made for my mum, its copying my friend Hels in the layout, I did ring her and tell her as she is so talented I have copied her design of the card, I will say that I have used different papers, stamps and embellishments though to Hels, most of you who look at my Blog know Hels and know she would not mind me using the design, well hope you like my card and thanks for looking xx

Saturday, 18 July 2009

hooked on this design

I am completely hooked on this design at the moment, I know same old boring stuff, but it looks rather cute in good old black and white, these 8 by 8 cards are great to work with, promise I will try a different design soon xx

Saturday, 11 July 2009

A Gorjuss and a Tilda

these are just a couple of quick cards that are using the fabby papers from Crate Paper, I have had these papers for so long I am not sure of the name, I think the colours go great together, I have left them fairly simple as I really could not think of what to put with them, I do know what my friend Dan would say to do with them, but I will not repeat that LOL he loves them really :-) hope you like and thanks for popping in xx

Monday, 6 July 2009

A present package

A card I put together using Tilda and some I believe Prima flowers, papers and a few little embellishments, Tilda is coloured using the promarkers, how unusual for me LOL hope you like and thanks for popping in xx

Thursday, 25 June 2009

All dressed up and somewhere to go

here is my baby girl all grown up and ready for her prom, here are a few pictures of her and her boyfriend in our front garden and along side the Rolls Royce that they went in, I think she looks beautiful and Niall looks great in his suit, I was not sure about a white suit at first but it looks great, hope you like and I just could not resist blogging these xx