Sunday, 24 May 2015

Tis the season!


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.


Friday, 8 May 2015

For a special Mum




I have a card today which I made for Mother's Day a while back but never got to post it.
This was made for a little boy and girl to give to their Mum.

Images - saturated canary
Papers - free in Tattered Lace magazine
Embellishments - panorama dies from tattered lace, rose embossing folder, card candi, glitter, faux stitching, ribbon
Medium - coloured with promarkers

I would like to enter this into
                                                        Pile it on - mother's day/lady


Good evening to you all. We have rotten weather here today. Really dark and wet! We have a cold doing the rounds in the house and I'm trying to keep away from them all lol.
Tomorrow is First Holy Communion day for the school my hubby works in so I'll maybe do a bit of craft in the morning or housework lol then head out for the day!
Hope you all have something nice planned. Thanks for stopping by.


Sunday, 3 May 2015

Big bloom



Time for our May challenge over at STAMPING SENSATIONS and this time its

FLOWER POWER

We have a brilliant prize from our lovely sponsors at CRAFTY INDIVIDUALS
The winner will receive £35 to spend with them...wow!



So for my card I pulled out a few stamp sets
The bloom is from Woodware coloured with promarkers
I used Paperartsy tops and tails 3 stamp for the grass and flowers and the little butterfly all coloured with promarkers and lined the back of the images with a piece of pink card from my stash. It was finished off with some candi, gems and pearls and a little bow!

I would like to enter this into

Hope you get time to join us this month, definitely worth it for that prize and if you need some inspiration be sure and drop by Stamping Sensations and check out the design team creations, they are a talented bunch!

I got a lovely new follower this week! Welcome to my blog Sandma's Handmade Cards and thanks for following me!!


Wednesday, 29 April 2015

Guest Designer



I was invited to be one of the guest designers over at Crafting By Designs for the month of May and of course I said yes! Be sure and pop over as they have two lovely sponsors and a whole month to enter the challenge!


My card was made for a young man to give to his girlfriend on her 18th Birthday.
He gave me a photo of the couple and asked me to do a  cartoon version of them!!
Luckily I found this lovely couple over at  Some Odd Girl which suited them perfectly!

Image - Some Odd Girl
Papers - Nitwits
Embellishments - hand cut flowers, hearts, faux buttons
Medium - Coloured with promarkers and chameleon pens

I would like to enter this into


Another crazy week in the O'Hagan household! I had my son's birthday, then my daughter's birthday and lots of visits to my new Grandson. On top of that I am bogged down with orders so life is rushing past me at an almighty speed!! Hope all is going well for you lot. One more week of urgent orders and things should slow down for me.


Friday, 24 April 2015

Dance little lady dance....


Finally getting to post something!! Will explain below where I have been lol.
This was made for a young girl who loves music and dance.
Image - Paper Shelter
Papers - Nitwits 'on a high note'
Medium - coloured with promarkers
Embellishments - faux paper tearing, faux embossed notes

I would like to enter this into

Well its been a while from I last posted and since then our darling new Grandson has arrived.
He came a week early weighing in at 7lb15oz and he has been named
Tom Myles O'Hagan
The Myles is after my late Dad, so very chuffed with that.
He is the picture of his big brother but is changing every day.
I will get a nice picture up soon.
Hope you have all been well while I have been missing. I will pop round over the weekend and do a catch up.
Thanks for dropping by.





Wednesday, 8 April 2015

First Communion stepper




quick view of inside.

I get quite a lot of requests at this time of the year for First Communion cards so I try to create something a little bit different each year and this is what I came up with this year.
Image - Aliciabel digi stamp
Papers - digital andsilver card
Medium - promarkers
Embellishments - tattered lace dies, spellbinder dies, marianne dies, ribbon, pearls

I would like to enter this into

We are having glorious weather at the minute but my husband and me are busy decorating our daughter's bedroom. typical lol. Hope you are having a nice Easter break whatever you are up to.


Sunday, 5 April 2015

Happy Easter!






April challenge has gone live over at STAMPING SENSATIONS and this month is
PRETTY IN PINK!!
A favourite challenge for me lol.
This month we are sponsored by



they are giving one lucky winner a very generous prize!
We also have two new design teams members joined us this month so be sure and check out their fabulous blogs!

For my card I went with my centre stepper die from Tattered lace, along with a variety of other dies (circle doily, daisy and border dies from TL)
I think you are all beginning to realise how much I love making stepper cards!

Image - Lili of the Valley stamp
Papers - pink and white card from my stash
Medium - coloured with promarkers
Embellishments - flowers, ribbons, bows

I would like to enter this into

Well I hope you have all been spoiled with Easter eggs. I have a few here and intend to indulge a little later with a nice film.
We got sunshine yesterday so hopefully we shall get some more today.
Have a good one whatever you are up to and do try and join in this month's challenge for a chance to win that fabulous prize!



Wednesday, 1 April 2015

Easter bunnies




Happy April Fools Day, has anyone been caught out yet??
I can't believe it's going to be Easter this weekend, where has this year gone? A sure sign I'm getting old!
I have a card to share which was made for a little baby's first Easter.
I had to use these colours as they matched the present for the baby and I had to have 'apple of mummy's eye on there as well.

Image - rabbits from A Day for Daisies
Medium - coloured with promarkers
Papers - DCWD
Embellishments - glitter, flowersoft, ribbon
Dies used - tattered lace stepper card dies, Die'sire create-a-card die

I would like to enter this into

We had a brand new cinema open up here in Craigavon and last night my daughter, my daughter-in-law and myself went to watch Cinderella. Such luxury sitting in shiny new CLEAN seats lol and the chairs rocked!! We had a great night and the film, though predictable, was lovely to watch. It was a nice treat for my daughter in law as she is due in 3 weeks!! If I don't get back on here before Easter I hope you all have a lovely one. I have heard rumours that the sunshine is to return, so fingers crossed.



Friday, 27 March 2015

A mother...

Wanted to say a warm welcome to  four new followers. So chuffed when I see some lovely new faces coming to my blog and of course I will be following you all too. So welcome
SARA, DARNELL, VIV and GERRINA!!






Wow I can't believe it's been a full week since I last posted! I did get some commenting done which was good but I just never found the time to post any of my makes, and there have been a lot lol.
This was a Mother's Day one I made.
It was made using my new dies from Tattered Lace (butterflies, border, card shape and flower dies. It only takes one sheet of paper to decorate these cards, mine was a freebie with a magazine.  I added some ribbon and little rose buds and a ribbon flower. The sentiment is from my dcwv quote book. I love that these dies cut for the inside of the card too, makes my life so much easier lol.

I would like to enter this into


So this week I was working on a 34 page scrapbook, mostly digital, but then printed and layered up here and there, for a friend. I really enjoyed doing it but my eyes are hanging out of my head now!
I off for a day out with hubby tomorrow, visiting his cousin who had an operation, then a bit of window shopping. Hope you have a lovely weekend.

Forgot to mention - the coffee posted in my sidebar is a new business venture by my daughter. She does all the artwork, blends the coffee and packaging as well. She is going through the Princes Trust and I am very proud of her. If you get the chance please pop by her Etsy Shop and check it out.


Friday, 20 March 2015

Fabulous at 50!



Well did you all catch the eclipse this morning? I was watching it on tv as we were a bit overcast but the room took on such an eerie feel at 9:30! Fascinating stuff!!

I have a gift set I made for a birthday girl with a card and candle.
Image - Sassy Designs Latte Momma
Papers - Forever Friends black and gold cd
Embellishments - various daisy punches and pink and white card, gold brads, ribbon, tattered lace circle die, a4 embossing folder
Medium - coloured with promarkers

I would like to enter this into

Has got very chilly here since the eclipse, and very overcast but we have been promised nice weather for the weekend. We are heading to Dublin for the day tomorrow as one of the kids from my hubby's Athletics club is running for Ireland! Hope you have something nice planned.
Have a good one!


Monday, 16 March 2015

Pamper those girls


Sorry about the dull photo, its was taken in a bit of a rush and I should really have checked it first. But I was pretty pleased with the card. When I first saw this image on a card on one of the challenge blogs I just had to go and get it! I thought it would be perfect for this lady who minds who two grandchildren and is a very young 60 year old.

Image - Mo's Digital Pencil Too
Papers - Nitwits
Embellishments - bow, paper flowers, paper buttons
Medium - coloured with chameleon pens and spectrum noirs

I would like to enter this into
I have loads of rubber stamps but use far more digi stamps basically because they are cheaper, more accessible, great for any size card, what's not to like :)

My eldest son is heading off again after 4 months at home and I am so going to miss him! My daughter has headed off to until the weekend so its just me and Squirt for a few days. Hubby will be off tomorrow then back to work so its going to be a quiet house :(
How often do we long for peace and quiet and as soon as we get it we're ready for the hills lol.
Anyway that's my moan over. With all this peace and quiet I hope to visit you all a lot this week.
Hope its going well and Happy St. Patrick's to you all.


Wednesday, 11 March 2015

Little bit of Gorjuss....





Evening all.
Showing one of my Mother's Day cards using  a Tattered Lace centre step die!
Image - Gorjuss girls stamp
Medium - chameleon and promarkers
Embellishments - Marianne scroll die, TL border die, centre step die, daisy flower punches, card candi, glitter, sparkly ribbon, MS leaf punch, star brad
Papers - gingham paper from my stash
I would like to enter this into

Its been a wild week weather wise over here. Crazy winds and rain but definitely milder and in the middle of it all we got one gorgeous sunny day!
Up to my eyes with orders as usual, which explains why I haven't been around much! But its keeping me busy and out of mischief lol. Hope your week is going well.


Sunday, 8 March 2015

Have some cake!




Morning everyone!
Its a lovely bright sunny morning here, has spring blown in with those crazy winds last night??
I have a birthday card to share with you today.
Image - Digi stamping Boutique
Papers - Nitwits
Embellishments - balloons, glitter, paint chip words, letters
Medium - colouring with promarkers and chameleon pens
I would like to enter this into

I have to go catch up on a load of housework and some ironing but hopefully will return later today to catch up with you all.
Enjoy your day and thanks for stopping by. It wouldn't be worth blogging if you didn't get some visitors :)


Wednesday, 4 March 2015

A little birdie told me.....





Morning everyone. Just dropping in with a little birthday card I made recently.

Image - Scrapberry's best friend stamp from Sugar Nellie
Papers - My Minds Eye fine and dandy girl
Embellishments - sticky ribbon, daisy Die'sire create a card die, tattered lace alphabet die, Tim Holtz number die
Medium - coloured with chameleon and promarkers
sentiment - from Craftwork cards

I would like to enter this into

Haven't been round much as I am super busy with orders at the minute.
We only have another 7 weeks until grandchild number two arrives, so exciting!! Don't know what Sean will make of it all as he is centre of attention with everyone lol.
Enjoy the rest of the week and hope the sun is shining where you are.