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!

Thursday, 4 June 2015

Is there a nurse in the house?

I spotted this great sketch over at Tuesday morning sketches and knew it would work perfectly for this particular card! This is much brighter in real life, but the light here sucks today.
(Have posted a brighter image of my card)

Image - Aliciabel
Papers - Nitwits
Medium - promarkers
Embellishments -  stars, ribbon

I am entering this into

Back again already, miracles or what. Nothing much happened since my last post so I won't bore you with my daily activities lol.
Have a great weekend. I will be back either tomorrow or Sunday hopefully.

Wednesday, 3 June 2015

One for the Dads

Chocolate, Coffee & Cards Challenges

Won't be long until Father's Day so I have made a start on some card designs.
This is one for a gardener.
Image - Bugaboo
Papers - Nitwits
Medium - promarkers, chalks
Embellishments - hearts, faux ribbon and buttons

I am entering this into

I'm having a very busy week. Lots of little trips about. Had doctor on Monday, dentist on tuesday, hairdressers today, Mother in laws hairdressers tomorrow and had grandkids on Monday and Tuesday. But still managed to get some crafting done lol.
We are having very cold weather like a lot of you but fingers crossed it has to break today/tomorrow, if you can believe the weather men! Keep wanting to sort my winter clothes away but no mission at the minute. Enjoy the rest of the week and thanks for dropping by.

Thursday, 28 May 2015

Best friends...

A birthday card for a young girl who loves animals!
Image - Sugar Nellie Stamp
Papers - Nitwits
Embellishments - flowers, gems
Medium - coloured with promarkers

I would like to enter this into

Yesterday was my birthday and I had a lovely day, with lots of birthday wishes, cards and pressies. I did spend a lot of the day in the car as we had our son home to attend the pro am in Newcastle which is a 45 min drive from our house and another half hour to get to airport and then back again! Exhausting but very exciting for him. He was caddying along with Graeme McDowell and met loads of other famous golfers.

After all that excitement we had the rest of the family round for a nice piece of chocolate cake provided by my lovely daughter Charlie. I got lots of cuddles from my two wee Grandsons and seeing a card with Granny on it is so strange lol!
Catch you all later.

Sunday, 24 May 2015

Tis the season!

this card was chosen in the Top 3!

The wedding season that is lol.
I picked up this lovely image from Tiddly Inks recently and just love it.
Image - Tiddly Inks
Papers - Nitwits with this ring
Embellishments - 3d cake, flowers, glitter
Medium - coloured with promarkers

I would like to enter this into
In the Pink - faux stitching (very faint in photo but its there round image)

Back to rotten dull weather after a beautiful day yesterday. Lots of housework and clearing room for wardrobes today so catch you all later.

Friday, 22 May 2015

Busy busy.....

Morning bloggers. Imagine me getting to post on a Friday lol.
I made this card for my lovely daughter in law for her Birthday yesterday.
With two little ones she always has her arms full lol.

Image - KennyK
Papers - coloured card from crafters companion
Embellishments - card candi
Sentiment - from Boofle cd
Medium - coloured with promarkers and chameleon pens

I would like to enter this into

The house is very quiet at the minute as my daughter is away to London for a few days break, hubby is at work, so just me and the dog. We have sliding wardrobes arriving on Monday so that knocks our bank holiday escape on the head but we have been waiting for 8 weeks on these things arriving so just glad to get the room finally finished. Hope you have something nicer planned for the weekend and hopefully the weather will cheer up!

Tuesday, 19 May 2015

Glamour and glitz!

Quick post, feeling very guilty for neglecting my blog but needs must :(
This is one I made for a 30th birthday.
Image - stamping Bella
Papers - Nitwits
Embellishments - flowers, gems
Medium - coloured with promarkers and chameleon markers

I would like to enter this into

Still busy here at my end. Will be back to minding grandkids a few nights a week soon which will be lovely but strange lol. Sean is into everything except his toys lol. Tom is a wee darling and growing like a leek! I so wish we could get some descent weather though and the forecast for this summer is bleak apparently. Fingers crossed as my garden is well neglected!!
Hope you are all well, I will pop round and check up on you all this evening.