Sunday, 1 March 2015

Born to golf.....

Time for another challenge at STAMPING SENSATIONS and this time its all about the guys!
We have a lovely new sponsor this month too
 and one lucky winner is going to get £35 to go shopping there!!

As its FOR THE GUYS I made a card for my brother in law who loves to golf. This particular stamp I have used a lot but never used the sentiment one so this is their first outing together lol. Perfect sentiment for Martin lol.

For my card I used
Stamps - Flippin Men stamp set
Medium - coloured with chameleon pens
Background papers made using a photo of our local golf club and sketch drawer
I kept this a very cas and flat card.

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So there you go. Hope you get time to join us this month with your male cards.
I got an email during the night from the national lottery saying to check my lottery! Got very excited but refused to check until this morning as I knew it would ruin my dreams lol. It ruined my dreams alright because I couldn't get back to sleep and found this morning I only had 3 number up lol. But hey ho its still a win!!
Thanks for dropping by today and hope you get time to enter, you might win a better prize than me lol.

Thursday, 26 February 2015

Its fun to be one!

I have a first birthday card to share with you today.
Image - Wee Stamps
Papers - Nitwits
Medium - promarkers and gel pen
Embellishments - star punch, glitter
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Another busy week has sped by me. I seem to have lots of things to take me away from the computer at the minute! The weather has turned very cold again so I haven't ventured too far!
Nothing much to report, suppose no news is good news lol.
Hope you are all well and getting lots of crafting done.
Catch you all later.

Friday, 20 February 2015

Love heart

Finally got a few minutes to pop on to my blog!
Its been a busy busy week!
My card today is one I made for my wee Grandson Sean to give to his Mum on Valentine's day.
Images - Saturated Canary
Papers - red card from stash
Embellishments - heart punch, panorama heart die, rose embossing board, glitter, ribbon
Medium - coloured with my chameleon pens.
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Hope you have all been well this week. Hubby was off all week for mid term. My two sons took a stomach bug, even the dog was sick! Thankfully they are all on the mend and things are returning to normal, well as normal as our family can be lol.
Have a lovely weekend and thanks for stopping by.

Saturday, 14 February 2015

To my Valentine

Happy Valentine's day everyone. Hope you are all being treated nicely if not by someone you love then definitely by yourself!!
I have another Valentine card to share today.
Image - Make It Crafty
Papers - red card from stash which I embossed with a rose folder and heart paper from Nitwits
Embellishments - Tattered Lace dies, heart punch (small) large MS heart punch
Medium - promarkers
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Its a nice sunny spring day here, a bit cold still but lovely and bright. We have the house to ourselves, no kids, no animals lol don't know how we are going to get the evening in lol.
Hope you are all enjoying the weekend.

Wednesday, 11 February 2015


Love is definitely in the air! Between valentine's, wedding, anniversaries and engagements I am kept on my toes this month (thankfully).
I really do appreciate all the lovely orders I get.

Papers - Nitwits
Medium - chameleon pens
Embellishments - made some bunting with engagement on it

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How's your week going? I am going to hairdressers tomorrow for much needed trim, then I have to take mother-in-law to same hairdressers a few hours later! Oh well can't be helped. Its pretty cold over here though thankfully dry but we have the log burner going strong so nice and cosy.
Enjoy the rest of the week.

Friday, 6 February 2015

Bunch of love

My last valentine card for this year....I think!
I saw this image over on my lovely friend Lorraine (Coldwaters) blog and thought it would be perfect for this card order. Its from CHING-CHOU KUIK and its called bunch of love.

Image - Ching Chou Kuik
Papers - Nitwits
Embellishments - hearts, flowers, buttons, glitter
Medium - coloured with promarkers and chalks

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This was ordered by a young gentleman for his girlfriend. Love when fellas go to all that bother!
I'm off to Ikea tomorrow, for nothing in particular, just a wee drive and a cup of coffee lol.
Hope you have something nice planned for the weekend.

Tuesday, 3 February 2015

With love....

I saw this brilliant image over on Mary J's blog and knew it would be perfect for a card order I had.
Its from Aliciabel and I just love her.
This is the valentine card I made with it and also used my new panorama dies from Tattered Lace which I have enjoyed playing with too.
Image - Aliciabel
Medium - coloured with promarkers and chameleon pens
Papers - from my stash
Embellishments - tattered lace dies
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Still bitter cold here but thankfully no snow! Have lots of orders at the minute so keeping myself busy but have also started doing a bit of exercise so sleeping like a baby at night lol.
Hope you are all keeping well and enjoying your week.
Thanks for dropping by.

Sunday, 1 February 2015

With love

Its time for our February challenge this month over at
and this time its
anything goes!! (Just remember to do some stamping)

We are sponsored this month by

For my card I went with a love theme.
The stamp and embossing folder were both freebies with a magazine a while back. I embossed the card then stamped the heart using memento ink. I double stamped the With Love onto red card and then added a bit of red to the little flowers using a red promarker. I finished it off with a red gingham bow and coloured 4 little dots in the embossed area.

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There is a thin layer of snow out there this morning but it has forecast a sunny day, so here's hoping. I have the usual housework to contend with then its a bit of ironing and then crafting!
If you get a chance be sure and pop over to STAMPING SENSATIONS for lots of fabulous inspiration from those talented ladies!!
Hope you are all well and have a great day.

Wednesday, 28 January 2015

To the moon and back....

I didn't go with the traditional valentine colours for this card as it is from two very young kids to their daddy and his favourite saying to them is ''love you to the moon and back'', so I used that as my theme for the card.
I got the moon from my Forever Friends cd, the starry background is from Enchanted fairies cd and I used my new tattered lace dies to create a lot of depth which unfortunately does not show up here. Its about 4 layers deep. I punched lots of stars in two sizes, some hearts which I coloured blue with promarkers along with some faux stitching!

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We have had snow here all day, didn't seem to be lying until about an hour ago but certainly has made up for that now!
Enjoy the rest of your week, I'm off to curl up in front of the fire!!

Saturday, 24 January 2015


Card for a 40th Birthday.

Image - Digi Stamp Boutique
Papers - Nitwits
Embellishments - quote, flower, 3d parcels, glitter
Medium - coloured with promarkers

I am entering this into

I had a lovely day out with my hubby today shopping. I know,  amazingly, he loves shopping lol.
We had a meal out last night for my son's birthday and afterwards we had some of the family round. More family round tonight! So from tomorrow I will be watching what I put in my mouth and get rid of some weight that seems to be clinging to me!!
Enjoy the rest of your weekend whatever you are up to.

Thursday, 22 January 2015

Patchwork days

Happy Thursday!
Lovely bright sunny day those very slippery and frosty still, nearly broke my neck a few times out walking the dog lol.

I have a birthday card to share with you today for a 17 year old. I used some leftover papers and make a kind of patchwork background.

Image - Mo's Digital Pencil
Papers - Leftovers from Craftwork Cards
Embellishments - card candi, border label
Medium - coloured with promarkers and pencils

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This card will be winging its way to Australia for a customers granddaughter.
Hope you are all keeping well, nothing much to report here except my Grandson will be here in a few minutes :)

Tuesday, 20 January 2015

Sunday, 18 January 2015

Little miss shopper!

Was going to say good morning but just realised its after 2pm!
Where did that day go??
I made this card following a sketch from Charmed Cards! They are back doing a monthly challenge so you should all go check it out.

Image -  Jess's College fund
Papers - Nitwits
Embellishments - 3d flower, punched leaves, faux pearls, butterflies, pearl brad, glitter
Medium - coloured with promakers

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So the snow is still lying even though the sun is shining strongly. Very cold though.
I have my housework done, just going to finish some ironing then I can relax.
Hope your day is going well.

Friday, 16 January 2015

Box of love

Back with another box card, hope I'm not boring you!!
This one was for a new baby girl.
Image - LOTV stamp
Papers - Nitwits
Medium - promarkers and chameleon pens
Embellishments - glitter, butterflies, hearts, clouds,  sentiments, ribbon
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Well after all that wind and rain we now have snow, our first real fall of the year. We are sitting at 2 degrees, the gritters have been out, so we are probably going to get more of it!
Its nice to look at but not nice to go out in.
I'm just back from a lovely meal out with my husband. It was gorgeous and I was really naughty and had a lovely chocolate dessert, yum, worth all those calories lol.
Hope you have a nice weekend and thanks for stopping by.

Thursday, 15 January 2015

Cat in a box!

 front view

 side view

side view

verse on back

I have a pop up card to share with you. I had seen these all around blog land and pinterest and really wanted to have a go. I made this for a lady who loves all things girly and has a white cat which had to be included in the card. It was a bit fiddly getting the inner holders in place and then adding the flowers. I used my mini clothes pegs to hold things in place until the glue dried. Time consuming but good fun and I loved the finished result.

Image - cat from Tulip and Friends...pampered pets cd
Papers - Nitwits
Embellishments - fussy cut from Nitwits Dress collection, brads, glitter
Medium - shaded cat slightly more with promarker

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Well the weather here has been desperate. Extremely high winds, trees falling, fences flying up the road etc etc along with loads of rain and sleet! Believe it our not my neighbour climbed a ladder to have a go at fixing our roof! I was extremely worried for him as we had a red warning here for winds but he was fine lol and did a great, if somewhat temporary fix.
I am hoping these winds settle soon before any more damage occurs.
Keep safe out there!!

Tuesday, 13 January 2015

DIY enthusiast!

My fingers are that cold I can hardly type this out lol. Must get the heating on.
My card today is for a DIY enthusiast!

Image - Mo's Digital pencil
Papers - Nitwits
Medium - promarkers

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Things seem to be falling apart here at home. My cream leather suite has absorbed the colour from my new throw and I can't get it cleaned! Our roof has a leak which needs repaired and the car has to go into garage for mot. Hopefully that's my three pieces of bad luck for this month anyway!
Hope your week is going better than mine.