Tuesday, 30 September 2014

The bears are back!

Did you all hear the news, well if you go down to the woods today you'll be sure of a big surprise!
TEDDY BO is back! I love those bears and I for one am so glad to see them back in blog land.
The new challenge starts today so how could I NOT enter lol.
Image - Teddy Bea
Papers - Nitwits
Embellishments - star, letters
Medium - coloured with spectrum noirs, copics and pencils

I would like to enter this into

Well that's me, off to catch up on loads of card orders.
Have a great day.

Saturday, 27 September 2014

With this ring.....

Don't normally get the chance to post on a Saturday but woke up early and got bored in bed lol.
I had a few wedding cards to make this week and this is one of them.
Image - A Day for Daisies
Papers - Nitwits (With this ring)
Embellishments - fussy cut flowers, glitter
Medium - coloured with promarkers
I would like to enter this into

Going to head out for a few hours window shopping, get the cobwebs blew off me lol.
Hopefully my little Grandson will be paying a visit later as I missed him this week due to the flu.
Have a great weekend.

Thursday, 25 September 2014

Caution, new teen!

I had a few cards to make for a brand new teenager this week and this is one of them.
Image - saturated canary
Papers - nitwits
Embellishments - sweety buttons, numbers,
Medium - coloured with promarkers

I would like to enter this into

I don't normally get to post this regular but I am sitting feeling sorry for myself as I have man flu lol.
Feeling a bit grotty and my poor daughter is feeling the same!
Will catch up on a bit of commenting today too.

Tuesday, 23 September 2014

Baby's day out!

I have a little baby card to share with you today.
Anyone who knows me knows how much I LOVE to make baby cards and this little stamp from LOTV is so perfect for a brand new addition to any family!

Image - LOTV stamp
Papers - Nitwits
Embellishments - daisy border, buttons, ribbon
Medium - coloured with promarkers

I would like to enter this into

Had a busy week last week, had a wee get together for hubby's birthday, lots of baby minding and walking to enjoy the gorgeous weather we are having, or had. Today is a bit damp and overcast but we do need some rain....don't we??
Have a great week, hope its not too long until I get to post again.

Wednesday, 17 September 2014

Anyone for cake?

Good evening everyone. We are having amazing weather here at the minute, hard to believe its September and hard to get in the mood for autumn colours when its so nice out there!
My card today was for a little girls birthday.
Image - Tiddlyinks
Papers - Nitwits
Embellishments - glitter, sentiments and numbers
Medium - coloured with promarkers

I would like to enter this into
Crafty by designs - childhood memories (my late Mum used to make us a cake for our birthday and its was always large and pink and yummy and this reminds me of it)

Well that's me, still working away on my cards.
I did get some wonderful news recently and can officially share it with you today.
I am going to have another grandchild come April 2015!!
Super excited, will be great for Sean to have a little sister or brother too.

Tuesday, 9 September 2014

Born to shop!

Morning everyone. My card today was made using this gorgeous image from Digi Stamp Boutique. I am so loving this girly images!!
Image - Digi Stamp Boutique
Papers - Nitwits
Embellishments - flowers and quote
Medium - coloured with promarkers

I would like to enter this into

Its a gorgeous day here today and its just as well as I have no car AGAIN! Its been in and out of the garage all last week and even had to stay in overnight last night so things are not looking good and its going to cost a pretty penny!! But I have to go out with my daughter for an appointment in town so the walk will do me good lol.
Hope you have a great day and thanks for dropping by.

Sunday, 7 September 2014

Come fly with me......

Time for a new monthly challenge over at STAMPING SENSATIONS and this month its all about
things with wings!
We are sponsored this month by Crafty Devils with this amazing prize!!

For my card I went with a fairy! Don't usually go with fairies but I got a lovely set of free stamps with a mag and thought I would use them for my daughter-in-law's birthday card.
The stamps are from Lavinia and I went onto their site and bought a few of the background downloads which went perfectly!
I stamped the fairy, vines, toadstools, stars and sentiment in  Versafine onyx black and added some glitter. The sentiment was mounted and finished with a little bow and I added some peel offs to the edges.

I would like to enter this into

Hope you get time to enter for a chance to win this great prize.
Have a good week.

Tuesday, 2 September 2014

Choose your favourite image!

The lovely Kerry over at Ladybug Crafts Ink will be sadly closing the doors to her shop and blog and to go out in style she has invited some past and present Ladybugs to take part in the Grand Finale!!
That's the sad news but it also comes with good news.....A SALE!

ALL cling stamps will be on sale from today for £1 and all ribbon, felt, buttons and nailheads are 30% off. The Swarovski crystals will NOT be in the sale. The sale will run until September 30th so you've plenty of time to shop.

We hope you'll join us in our final challenge which will be CHOOSE YOUR FAVOURITE IMAGE. We would love it if it was an LCI image but it doesn't have to be. 

For my project I choose this lovely LBC stamp! It works beautifully for any adult birthday and I will be using it for a long time to come yet.
I made a candle card for a 30th. 

Papers - Nitwits
Medium - coloured with promarkers
Embellishments - bling, ribbon, glitter

I would like to enter this into

So off you go, make something gorgeous and enjoy the sale and help give KERRY an extra special send off!

Saturday, 30 August 2014

Giddy up!

This is a birthday one I made for a horse man 16 year old. Great horse image, don't you think?
Image - Whimsy stamps
Papers - Nitwits
Embellishments - stars
Medium - coloured with promarkers
I would like to enter this into

I will be back on the 2nd September with a post for one of my past design teams so see you then.
Have a lovely weekend.

Saturday, 23 August 2014

Buttons and bows

Back again, all rested and raring to go lol.
This is a card I made a while back but didn't get posting it.
Image - LOTV stamp
Medium - promarkers
Embellishments - bows, paper buttons
Papers - Nitwits

I would like to enter this into

We had a lovely time on our break in Dublin, so much so I didn't want to come back lol.
Weather was great, hotel was excellent and the food was delicious!
Even got a bit of shopping done and treated myself to a new glass cutting board and a metal edged ruler. One happy bunny lol.

Monday, 18 August 2014

Star in the making!

I made this one a while back but never got to post it.
It was made for a young boy who had entered a 'design your own disney castle' competition and would you believe he came first! His castle will be built in Disney World some day. How amazing is that??

Image - KennyK
Papers - Nitwits
Embellishments - pencil border, disney photo, staples, pencil image
Medium - coloured with promarkers
I would like to enter this into

Right that's me for a few days. Hope you all have a great week, I intend to :)

Friday, 15 August 2014

Star student!

Its that time of the year again when students are eagerly or not waiting on their exam results. Doesn't seem that long ago when my baby got her final results and left for Uni and not she is going to be graduating in November!
This card was made for a young girl who just got amazing A Level results!
Image - Mayzy Art
Papers - Live and Learn Nitwits
Embellishments - star punch
Medium - coloured with promarkers

I would like to enter this into

Have a great weekend everyone, hope the weather is nice. Summer is rapidly disappearing!!

Tuesday, 12 August 2014


I have a baby card to share with you today.
I used a pre printed image from LOTV but I did colour over it as I wanted the colours to be more definite.
Image - LOTV
Papers - Nitwits
Embellishments- pearl star, ribbon, bow, machine stitching, glitter
Medium - coloured with promarkers

I would like to enter this into

The news that hit everyone this morning about Robin Williams was really sad. I feel really sorry for the family he has left behind, how are they going to cope with his sudden departure?
The weather here has been worse than rotten. We are still getting loads of rain and the temperatures have dropped so much I have a lightweight fleece on every evening!! 
On a happy note we have booked a few days in Dublin next week so looking forward to that.
Have a great week.

Friday, 8 August 2014


Happy Friday everyone! I have a card today made for my sister in law's birthday.
Image - Digi Stamp Boutique
Papers - Nitwits
Embellishments - hand cut flowers
Medium - coloured with promarkers
I would like to enter this into

It has been raining here A LOT along with very loud thunder storms!! Roll on autumn so we can get some nice weather lol!! I am hoping to get away for a wee break next week, just me and hubby for some peace and quiet!! Keep your fingers crossed I find somewhere descent.
Happy Blogging.

Tuesday, 5 August 2014

Purple wedding

I don't often use purple for my wedding cards but this was specifically requested.
Image - Jellypark couple
Papers - Nitwits
Embellishments - hand cut flowers, leaves from Nitwits, pearls
Medium - coloured with promarkers and spectrum noirs

I would like to enter this into

We are tortured with wasps here at the minute, they are even coming down the flue into the wood burner!! I am keeping the vents shut at the minute and hoping they clear off very soon. I am a right pansy when it comes to wasps!! Hope you all stay sting free.

Sunday, 3 August 2014

Anything goes on Sunday

Sorry for the bad photo, bit dark but you get the idea.
The challenge over at 
is an ANYTHING GOES month!!
And of course we have another great sponsor for the prize

Be sure and pop over to Stamping Sensations and check out their amazing prizes!!

For my card I used

Image - New stamps from Sugar Nellie
Papers - Nitwits
Embellishments -hand cut  flowers, glitter
Medium - promarkers
Ink - Memento

I would like to enter this into

So that's me. My visitors are gone, I am going to have a quick tidy up, do some crafting then head off to a Craft Fair with my daughter this afternoon.
Weather has been horrible, didn't stop raining all day yesterday, even had a leak in the roof it was coming down that hard!! Hope its nicer where you all are.

Friday, 1 August 2014

Born to shop....

Told you I would be back again!!
This time with another commission for a 30th birthday.
I treated myself to some gorgeous girly images from Digi Stamp Boutique and this is one of them.
Embellishments - flowers, leaves, hearts, words, glitter, faux stitching
Medium - coloured with promarkers

I would like to enter this into

My visitors are due back today then leaving tomorrow again for their final journey home.
Its been nice to have visitors but such hard work lol.
Weather still dull and drab here so hoping for the change that everyone is talking about.
I'll be back again on Sunday with another card!!
Thanks for stopping by.

Wednesday, 30 July 2014

Gift set

It has taken me a while to get back here but I have a few things lined up to post so hopefully I will be better this week!!
This one was a commission for a card with matching candle box for a wedding. I can't find the pictures of the inside of the candle box so I am assuming I didn't take one but if I come across it I will add it to the post.

Image - Stamping Bella wedding stamp
Papers - nitwits papers
Embellishments - 3d flowers, stitching, ribbon, faux button, glitter
Medium - coloured with promarkers

I would like to enter this into

Have had visitors here from the 21st July. They are away at the minute but due back on Friday and leaving again on Saturday so things should  be back to normal hopefully!!
Weather was great here last week but this week, yuk, windy, wet and cold!! I have my socks back on lol.
Hope you are all enjoying the summer. 

Friday, 11 July 2014

Dance your feet silly!

I had a request for a birthday card for a little ballerina and this is what I came up with.
Image - Jelly park
Papers - Nitwits
Embellishments - embossing folder, ribbon, glitter
Medium - promarkers
I would like to enter this into

Well its been a very busy week. My daughter is home safe and sound again and we have all been enjoying her company. So nice to have another female about the house!!
I hope you are all having a great weekend with something nice planned. Over here the traditional 12th of July marches are on so we are sort of house bound till Monday...more time for crafting lol.
Thanks for dropping by.

Sunday, 6 July 2014

Summer blooms!

Our July Challenge at STAMPING SENSATIONS is all about
 Summer Blooms!

and the prize this month is sponsored by

wow brilliant prize!

For my card I used
Image - Stamp from Craftwork Cards
Medium - memento ink pad and promarkers
Papers - gingham papers from craftwork cards, mirri paper from stash
Embellishments - card candi, peel off lines, two different ribbons from my stash

I would like to enter this into

Be sure and pop over to the blog for lots of inspiration from the fabulous design team!

Well my daughter is home and away again lol. Off to stay with one of her friends for a few days.
The journey took its toll on me, was wrecked for days, even had a flare up of my IBS and fainted and banged my poor wee head again! Will seriously have to wear a helmet when I go to the loo lol.
The house is upside down as we are trying to sort out her room which has been jam packed with 'stuff' she cannot bear to be without! And now she has arrived home with more 'stuff' ' !!
I'm counting to ten lol. But we will get there in the end.
The sun is shining and the housework is calling me so will catch up with you all later.