Wednesday, 26 August 2015

School time!

A first day at nursery card for a little girl going to school in September. I used her school uniform colours of navy and yellow.

Image - Mo's Digital Pencil too
Papers - Nitwits
Embellishments - made a border from crayon images
Medium - promarkers

I am entering into

Still struggling with this cold, doesn't seem to want to leave me. Probably doesn't help with the showery weather we are having. Even flooded the back garden after Sunday's down pour!!
Hubby is back to school (work) now so hopefully I will be more organised lol.
Hope everyone is fine and keeping well.

Friday, 21 August 2015

Party hat!

Top 5 Passionista Blinkie

It's taken me a full week to get time to post again, sorry about that!
Have a bit of catching up to do but hopefully this weekend.
My card today is for a little girl's birthday, sorry stating the obvious here lol.
Image - Tiddly Inks
Papers - Nitwits
Medium - promarkers
Embellishments - glitter, ribbon

I am entering this into

Still struggling to get rid of this cold which is probably more of a virus really as a few people in my area have been complaining of the same symptoms (tiredness, sickness etc etc) but I am definitely getting better. The weather picked up on Wednesday and we had lunch and coffee in the back garden which was LOVELY! But Thursday turned out wet, windy and cold! Really peeved off with the summer we have had or haven't had! Off out tomorrow with hubby, not sure where, again depends on the flipping weather lol. Hope you all have a lovely weekend.

Saturday, 15 August 2015

Hush a bye baby

Good evening bloggers. I am sharing a little stepper card I made for new grandparents.
Image - Lili of the valley stamp
Papers - from my stash and kraft card
Medium - promarkers
Embellishments - flower punch, gems, 
Dies - marianne icicle die, TL tree die and stepper die

I am entering this into

I treated myself to the tattered lace tree die a few weeks ago and it arrived last week so had to use it. I cut it out in white and coloured it with promarkers. Its a big die and I just love it.
I am dosed with the cold at the minute and hubby is too but my daughter's friend from Germany is still having fun lol. They have been heading out each day to see the local sights and the weather has been warm and dry thankfully with the odd shower now and then.
Thanks for dropping by

Monday, 10 August 2015

I Heart You

An engagement card!
Image - Some Odd Girl
Papers - Nitwits
Embellishments - lots of hearts
Medium - promarkers

I would like to enter this into

Still wet and miserable over here, bit fed up with it now!!
We just finished decorating two of the smallest rooms in the house and two of the hardest lol. You would not believe how hard we have worked but they are looking lovely again.
My daughter's friend from Germany arrives tomorrow so the house has been cleaned to within an inch of its life and I am ready to lie down in a dark corner. Hopefully we will have some nice weather so we can show her around. Fingers crossed.
Thanks for dropping by.

Thursday, 6 August 2015

Garden fun!

I have a male card to share with you today, for a keen gardener who also likes a wee Guinness when he's out there lol.
Image - Digi Stamp Boutique
Papers - Nitwits the potting shed
Embellishments - 3d image
Medium - promarkers

I would like to enter

Another drab day here! Schools will be back in a few weeks and we are still waiting on summer starting here! We are sprucing up the bathrooms so I suppose its perfect weather lol. The days are just flying in, is that a sign I'm getting old? I can't seem to find enough hours in the day to do what I need to do and run out of steam a lot quicker! Hope your days are going well for you and thanks for dropping by.

Monday, 3 August 2015

Life lessons.....

This was made for a very special Dad on his 90th birthday.

Image - Bugaboo stamps
Medium - promarkers
Papers - Nitwits
Embellishments - hearts

I am entering this into

 It was 18 degrees here today but there was a wind blowing that would cut you in two!! So much for summer! I am longing for nice long sunny days but it ain't going to happen now me thinks. The leaves are beginning to gather in the back garden! My grandsons are away for a week to the caravan so will miss their visits this week but maybe it will motivate me to do some much needed clearing out!
Have a good week whatever you are up to.

Sunday, 2 August 2015

Across the threshold!

August has started and with is our newest challenge over at STAMPING SENSATIONS and this time we want to see you use a
We have an amazing sponsor this month, one of my favourite die companies at them minute!
You people are so so lucky!!
£50 shop voucher for the winner!!

For my project this month I went with a boxed wedding stepper card and money wallet.
Image - stamp from Marianne
Papers - Nitwits
Dies - stepper card die, elizabeth border die, spellbinders square heart die
Embellishments - punched flowers, hearts, glitter, pearls and ribbon
medium - promarkers

I would like to enter this into

I hope you get the chance to join us this month, and what an amazing prize you might get!!

I am back from my holidays in Austria and had a lovely time. Lots of walking so only put 3lb on in total which is good for me when food is provided by hotel. It was amazing food, cake for breakfast lol!!
I have my grandson coming to stay for a few hours today so that should be fun!! I am hoping the sun shines so I can get him out in the pram for a wee walk.
Have a nice day everyone and thanks for dropping by.

Tuesday, 21 July 2015

Make a wish!

A recent card made for a little two year old.

Image - Lili of the valley
Papers - all from my stash
Embellishments - spellbinder die flowers, MS leaf punch, machine stitching, bow, glitter
Medium - coloured with promarkers

I am entering this into

There is a new challenge starting on the 1st of August I came across recently
They have a challenge on their facebook page until the 24th July

We had my grandson Tom's Christening on Sunday, it was a great family day and all went well, even the weather didn't let us down.
Unfortunately I took a stomach bug during the night on Sunday and was extremely sick all day Monday. I must have passed out 5 times!! I am back on my feet today and trying to get some food and liquid down me as we head on our holidays tomorrow morning!!
So I won't be around for at least a week and will be thinking about you all while enjoying the Austrian landscape!!

Monday, 13 July 2015

If friends were flowers......

A card for a lady who did the flowers for a wedding!
Image - Saturated Canary
Papers - Nitwits
Medium - promarkers
Embellishments - flowers

I am supporting these challenges with my entry

Another day of rotten weather, will we ever get more than a few days sunshine over here!!
With hubby off school I am in the holiday mood and can't get through my card orders lol. I keep stopping for cups of unnecessary coffee lol.
We are on the countdown for our holidays and I am so excited! 9 days to go!!
Hope everything is well with you all and thanks for stopping by.

Tuesday, 7 July 2015

Summer fun

Back with a little card made for a friend's Great Granddaughter who loves outdoor play!
I found this lovely little image over at Tiddly Inks with 40% off at the minute!

Image - Tiddly Inks
Papers - Nitwits
Medium - promarkers
Embellishments - flowers, glitter

I am entering this into

We have had lots of rain this past two days, both days I have been minding the Grandkids. Walking in the rain can be fun lol but I am completely knackered now.
Hope the weather is kinder where you are.

Sunday, 5 July 2015

Wake up call!

Time for another challenge at STAMPING SENSATIONS and this time its all about


We are sponsored by
and the prize is an amazing £35 voucher to spend there.

I pulled out one of my Housemouse Stamps for this challenge and went with a CAS design.
They are stamped in memento black ink, coloured with promarkers and I added some faux stitching round the edges. The sentiment stamp has no company on it so not sure, probably free with a magazine at some stage. Colouring was a bit rushed as I wanted to get it into the post asap.

I would like to enter this into

Well it was my youngest son Milo's 30th birthday yesterday and we had a barbecue/party at his house. Great night with all the family, including my two little Grandsons (except my eldest) and a group of Milo's friends. Weather was a bit on and off but no rain and we had great fun!!
I am on the countdown to my holidays!! 18 days to go! So excited as we haven't been away for a couple of years now.
Hope you get time to join our challenge this month and thanks for stopping by.

Wednesday, 1 July 2015

Matchstick cats and dogs.....

Card for a newly qualified vet!
Image - Time for Tea
Papers - Nitwits
Embellishments - card candi, tag, paw print ribbon from Crafty Ribbons
Medium - promarkers
I am entering this into

Its a gorgeous day here, very hot though nice and cool in my craft room lol. I am working away trying to get cleared up in case we pick up a nice holiday but the world is looking very small for tourists at the minute!!!
I will be back on Sunday with my July Stamping Sensations  card so hope to see you then but will be catching up on blogs between now and then.

Sunday, 28 June 2015

Shutter....another birthday!

Morning everyone. Its a cloudy, blustery start over here, nothing new then!!
Hope you are enjoying your weekend?
My card today was made for my s-i-l's birthday using my new shutter die from Tattered Lace. I was a bit disappointed at the size, quite small, and was expecting it to use a full a4 page but I suppose I could double it up to extend the width. It was good fun to work with, love the ease of getting the layers done but when it came to decorating was hard to find a space for a good size image :(
Anyway here's my shopping list and the blogs I am entering

Image - Digi stamp boutique
Papers - K & Company
Medium - promarkers
Embellishments - from Nitwits, punched flowers, card candi
Sentiment - from magazine

Entering into
Digi stamp boutique - June challenge

Have a bit of housework to do then ironing then crafting.
Hope you have a nice day planned and thanks for stopping by.
I really do love to read your comments.

Friday, 26 June 2015

Trio of love!

Sorry its been so long since I posted yet again. Don't when I will be back to posting every day but hopefully soon.
This card was a request from a young boy for his Mum from himself and his little brother and sister. How nice is that!
I used three images to look like the kids.
Images - Tiddly Inks, Crafty Sentiments, Digi stamp boutique
Papers - Nitwits
Embellishments - cut out flowers,frame, faux buttons
Medium - coloured with promarkers

I would like to enter this into

Well I am still crafting away, loads of cards to be made yet. Weather is rotten, warm but wet! School finishes on Tuesday so will have hubby about the house, takes a bit of getting used to lol.
Hope all is well with you all. Thanks for stopping by to visit such a bad blogger!

Thursday, 18 June 2015

Baby's day out!

It's my turn over at STAMPING SENSATIONS to show a project using my least favourite colour and this is it GREEN!
Don't know why, just know its usually the last colour I reach for.
For my card I used a Stampavie stamp called Happy Family, the papers are from my large GREEN stash along with some card candi and ribbon. The sentiment is a stamp from a set I must have got free with a magazine at some stage as there are no markings on them. I coloured it with promarkers.

I would like to enter this into


We have ended up with a gorgeous day here but it hasn't been the best of weeks.
My husband lost a cousin to cancer this week, he was only 54 and has 6 kids left without their Dad. So sad!! My little Grandson is having a few problems at the minute, I won't go into any detail at the minute, but we are very worries and if any of you pray please include him in your prayers. I will be forever grateful.
I hope things are going better for you all and thanks for dropping by.
If you get the chance please pop over and join our challenge at STAMPING SENSATIONS which is all about dies and punches and of course STAMPING!

Wednesday, 10 June 2015

One man and his.....

One for the boys this time.
This was made for a farmer who loves his blue tractor.

Image - Mo's Digital Pencil too
Papers - Nitwits
Medium - coloured with promarkers
Embellishments - 3d hen and sunshine from Nitwits

I am entering this into

We had such a beautiful day today, felt like summer! Supposed to change again on Friday so I will be enjoying a bit of sunshine for definite tomorrow!
Thanks for dropping by.

Sunday, 7 June 2015

Shh! Baby boy sleeping.....

Good morning everyone. Sorry for the top heavy post of photos but wanted to show this from all angles lol.
Our challenge for the month of June at
is all about dies and punches!
And just look at the fab prize up for grabs.

For my box card I used a lot of flower dies from spellbinders and Die'sire essentials dies.
The stamp is from Crafters Companion, papers are from an older craft kit from Kanban.
I coloured the baby with promarkers, added brads to my flowers and a bit of glitter here and there.

I would like to enter this into

Hope you get time to join in for a chance to win that great prize from TONIC!
Weather started off lovely here but those clouds are slowly creeping back in. I am longing for some summer weather!! Still wearing a fleece jacket over here!!
Hope your day and your weather is better than mine!