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

I would like to enter this into

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

I would like to enter this into

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
I would like to enter this into

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

I would like to enter this into

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

I would like to enter this into

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.

Thursday, 8 January 2015

He's a keeper!

Back with another commission!
Image - Mo's Digi stamp
Papers -Nitwits
Embellishments - marianne design corners die, pearls
Medium - promarkers
I would like to enter this into
I made this card for a little boy who was being adopted.

Had a wee visit from my Grandson this evening. He is mad lol. Where do they get all that energy from or is it I'm just getting older!! He is fascinated with our log burner and heads straight for it constantly!! He has worn me out, I am so afraid of anything happening to him when he is here!!
Any tips from you experienced granny's please give me them lol.

Tuesday, 6 January 2015

Magical birthday

It looks like one gorgeous day outside, bit cold inside though lol.
I am back with a card I made for a girl who is  very into make up and Harry Potter.
I couldn't think what way to incorporate them both so went on the hunt for some new images.
I found the lovely dressing table and girl on All dress up and the Harry Potter image is from Tiddly Inks! I popped him in the mirror. Perfect, very pleased with the finish.

Images - All Dressed Up, Tiddly Inks, Daisie company
Papers - Nitwits
Medium - coloured with promarkers and chameleon pens
Embellishments - hearts, paper ribbon, circle numbers

I would like to enter this into

Hope your week is going well.

Sunday, 4 January 2015

Friends who laugh.....

First Sunday of the New Year so that means its time for our first challenge of the year over at
This month its all about 
die cutting and punching
The prize has been sponsored by

Wow this is one great prize!!

So for my card this month I pulled out a brand new stamp, never before inked up from Art Impressions Girlfriends collection called comfy on Couch set!
I love these ladies!! I made it into a New Year card.

Image - Art Impressions stamp
sentiment - art impressions stamp
Ink - memento, white pigment ink pen
Medium - chameleon pens
Embellishments - rectangle spellbinders die and MS border punch, glitter
Papers - DCWV

I would like to enter this into

Hope you get time to join us and
HAPPY NEW YEAR to you all!! Keep calm and carry on crafting!!

Tuesday, 30 December 2014

Dance little lady dance!

A little birthday card for a 9 year old ballerina!
Image - all dressed up
Papers - nitwits
Embellishments - flowers, faux buttons, frame, faux stitching, glitter
Medium - coloured with promarkers

I would like to enter this into

Back to the card making again. I did get loads of sorting out done about the house and a little bit done in my craft room and facebook page so its a start!
Ready to hit the new year running!!

Sunday, 28 December 2014

Christmas swag!

Back again. Its nice and quiet in the house this morning so thought I would post one of my Christmas cards before starting into some housework!
This one was made for a granddaughter from her Grandparents.
Image - Crafty Sentiments
Papers - Nitwits
Tree - DoCrafts Papermania enchanted Christmas and Fairies cd
Embellishments - glitter, paper buttons
Medium - Coloured with promarkers

I would like to enter this into

Hope you all have had a great Christmas. Ours went well. We had our mother-in-law down for dinner. Its only been a year since we lost her dear husband and I was dreading everything just being too sad but it turned out lovely. Very peaceful and relaxing!!
Anyone any plans for the new year?

Wednesday, 24 December 2014

Christmas love

Can't believe its been three weeks since I got the chance to blog!! I have been crafting away like a mad woman and Christmas sort of snuck up on me. But the house is all clean, everything is wrapped and ready to be received, just about to sort the dinner out now but wanted to pop on here and wish you all a very Happy Christmas.

This is one of the cards I made for Christmas
Image - Sami Stamps
Papers - Nitwits
Embellishments - snowflake die,holly embellishments, gems
Medium - coloured with promarkers and chameleon markers

I would like to enter this into

Well that's me for another wee while. Be sure to eat, drink and be merry!!

Sunday, 7 December 2014

Winter Wonderland

Crikey where did November go? We are a week into December and I haven't even got my tree up yet!
Still loads more crafting to get done.
As its the first week in December it means it time for our challenge at
last one of the year, and look at the super prize up for grabs!

The challenge for December is all about
so anything with a nice wintry scene.

For my card I used a variety of stamps - background stamp is from Marianne Design and the mice are from Cute Companions! I used a snowflake embossing board and a Marianne design die.
The images have been coloured with chameleon pens and promarkers.
I used some Christmas ribbon from Crafty Ribbons and a sentiment from Craftwork Cards.

I would like to enter this into

Well that's me for today. I had a great time at the wedding, the bride was absolutely stunning as was my sister-in-law Lucia (the grooms mother). Unfortunately I have picked up a rotten cold and sore throat, so feeling a bit deflated after all the exciting stuff this past fortnight!
Think I need a duvet day (I should be so lucky lol)
Have a great week, and try get some time to enter our challenge at STAMPING SENSATIONS!!

Wednesday, 3 December 2014

New job!

Just dropping by for a quick post.
My card today was made for a lady leaving her job to work from home.
Image - The Paper Shelter
Papers - Nitwits
Medium - chameleon pens

I would like to enter this into

Well that week just disappeared. Everything went like clockwork with the Graduation and we had a brilliant time. We came home on the Friday and I was shattered. Slept on and off all evening lol.
The following night we had a Graduation party so you can imagine I was shattered again lol.
Sunday we went to the pre wedding party (well it was really just a get together with grub). Now I just have the wedding to get through on Friday and that's me until Christmas.
Here's a wee photo of me and my daughter at the Graduation ceremony. Not a great one, just off my phone.

Sunday, 23 November 2014

Magical Christmas

Here is another one of my cards for Stamping Sensations SIMPLE CHRISTMAS challenge this month.
This one was made using a variety of stamps. For more info pop over to Stamping Sensations.
There is an excellent prize up for grabs this month.
Image - various stamps
Papers - free from magazine
Medium - promarkers and chameleon pens
Embellishments - gems, punched snowflakes
I would like to enter this into

I have had a really busy week and another one ahead of me. I have my second appointment at the dentist to put the new crown in on Tuesday, we fly out on Thursday for the Graduation, we have a graduation party on Saturday evening and a pre-wedding party to go to on Sunday!! I am exhausted just typing this lol. So I am not sure if I will get back on here this week but you never know lol.
Have a great week everyone and thanks for dropping by.

Tuesday, 18 November 2014

Traditional Christmas

Its my turn this month to share my favourite stamps over at STAMPING SENSATIONS where the theme this month is Simply Christmas.
This is one of the cards.
I used
Stamp from Our Daily Bread
Ink - memento rich cocoa
Coloured with chameleon pens
Embellishments - satin ribbon, bow, glitter, gems/bling

I stamped the yellow card with a free text stamp from a magazine in memento ink and ink up the edges to give it a vintage feel.
The image was stamped and coloured with chameleon pens, then I inked up the edges of it too and added some glitter.
I finished the card with satin ribbon and bow and some bling.
This is definitely one of my favourite stamps! Hope you like it too.
I would like to enter this into
Our Daily Bread - use something beginning with letters from BLESSINGS (bow, glitter, satin ribbon, ink)

Well that's me. I try and get back during the week to show another card I made or you can pop by STAMPING SENSATIONS and see them all there.

Sunday, 16 November 2014


I had a card to make for a Math/English tutor and this is what I came up with.
Image - Sassy Studio Designs
Papers- Nitwits
Embellishments - star sentiment, punched stars
Medium - coloured with promarkers

I would like to enter this into

I, probably like you all, have a lot going on at the minute. We head off next weekend to my daughter's graduation, then the following week we have a family wedding to go to. So I charging ahead with my card orders, trying to keep ahead of the Christmas elves lol.
Hope you have a good week!

Sunday, 9 November 2014

The Christmas shop

The Christmas card race has begun. I am trying my best to keep up with them but struggle to think Christmas instead of birthdays, babies and weddings lol.
Image - Kenny K
Papers - Nitwits
Embellishments - glitter
Medium - promarkers

I would like to enter this into

We were babysitting my grandson last night. Went down to sleep perfectly but make an appearance at 12:15 and decided the best place to sleep was in my arms lol. Not that I'm complaining, getting cuddles of that nature at any time of the day is great, not sure if  his parents agreed though lol. But it was a lovely evening spent with him.
I have a dental appointment on Tuesday to get a crown. Not looking forward to it so keep your fingers crossed for me lol. Did I tell you I was a pussy when it comes to dentists!!