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

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.

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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

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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

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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
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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
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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

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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.

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

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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 :)