Tuesday, 30 December 2008


I have received this lovely award from the fabulous Heidi.... thank you so much Heidi, if you haven't already visited this lovely ladys' blog, go take a peek here.

You must list 5 addictions, craft or other I suppose??... and 5 fave bloggers.
Addictions as follows:
1. Top of the list has to be CHOCOLATE!
2. My computer, couldn't live without it!
3. Pretty papers of course!
4. Ribbons, I have tooooo many!
5. Checking out all my fave blogs.... I get withdrawals if I don't do it every day!
My fav bloggers, this is soooo hard to choose, anyway, here goes, in no particular order;
1. The fabulously talented Enfys, I love this lady! Her work is so inspirational!
2. The very creative Julie, I don't know how she does it!
3. The very clever Monica, she is fabulous!
4. Robyn, she is fantastic and does the best videos!
5. And last but not least, Susie Sunshine, she is so inspirational!!!

Please take a look at these lovely ladies' blogs if you haven't already.....

Enjoy the award ladies!!! And thank you again to the lovely Heidi....


Monday, 29 December 2008

Hope you all had a great Christmas!!

Good morning everyone, I hope you all had a fantastic Christmas!!....... Just thought I'd show a card I unfortunately had to make last week, my Uncles' father passed away peacefully and I sent him this card to let him know I am thinking of him.

Friday, 19 December 2008

Last Christmas Cards to show

Hi everyone, sorry haven't posted for a few days, you know how it is!!! Just thought I'd show the last of the Christmas Cards and a cute little triangle box............ I am going to Cardiff for the weekend, hopefully more to show you next week.

Monday, 15 December 2008

Beautiful Boxes

Hi everyone, hope you all had a fab weekend........ I went to Crafts U Love for a class on Saturday with the fabulous Kim Fee, look what we made............ aren't they pretty!!!! we made some small cards for the insides of the boxes so they are perfect for little pressies... sorry some of the photos are not good quality...

Friday, 12 December 2008

foral for a change

Hi everyone, needed to make some birthday cards for stock, so tried this stamp from Magenta, I love it!!! (it's Kim Fees' fault I bought it) ha ha ha, so easy to work with, for the main image on the first one I masked a bit of it off, on the other card I have used a Penny Black stamp too on shrink plastic. Hope you all have a fab weekend.....

Tuesday, 9 December 2008

My daughters' card

Hi everyone, just thought I'd show you my daughters' Christmas card, I've used the My Minds Eye papers and embellishments. added some ribbon and trimmings around one of the trees, gems and glamour dust. there is also a little tag in the pocket I made and I stamped on that. also a couple of scraps of ribbon on the right hand tree.... not sure of the layout of this one......

Saturday, 6 December 2008

Quickie Elzybells card

Hi everyone, just a quickie today, Elzybells stamp that I have had for ages coloured with Promarkers, scallop card from Crafts U Love, various snowflakes stamped on the base card and greetings stamp, mounted her onto some Bazzill card and added some ribbon and lace from stash, hope you like......Have a great weekend everyone.

Wednesday, 3 December 2008

Gift Bags

Hi everyone, Hope you're all having a good week..... I'm NOT!!!!!!!!! anyway, enough of that........
I got these blank paper gift bags from Crafts U Love, a real bargain, £1.00 for 10 I think it was!! anyway the first one, I stamped with my Stampin' Up! roller thingy, Jolly Holly, in Green Ivy Pearlescent ink, then edged with Dovecraft sticky ribbons, added red Stickles to the berries. the topper is just a Hero Arts stamp backed onto a few layers and added some ribbon from stash. The second is pretty self explanatory I think..... I hope you like..

Monday, 1 December 2008

3 (not 4) candles

Just a quickie to show you some candles I have decorated, I'm not getting the smooth finish that I would like with the stamped ones, must keep practising!!

Saturday, 29 November 2008


This made a nice change, I was asked to make a card for Micas' boyfriends' Mum. The main paper is The Paper Company and I think that the gilttery one is K&CO.... not sure, I only had a scrap of it left.... Stamp is of course Penny Black, I coloured with both Prismas and Promarkers, the centre of the flower is a Hero Arts stamp onto Shrink Plastic then wrote the names in before heating. The greeting at the bottom is from Craftwork Cards. (these are so handy!) Hope you like and hope you all have a fab weekend.... it's raining here and also freezing cold! good excuse to stay in and make more cards me thinks!!

Wednesday, 26 November 2008

Christmas House

Hi everyone.... thought I'd have a go at making my own shaped card blank today, I cut the house from the Christmas Cheer Cricut cart, used this as a stencil, by flipping over and drawing around it, I covered it with DCWV paper, cut the flower pot and sign post from the Walk in my Garden cart, layered and chalked these, the holly bush... I punched and glued every single little leaf on here! took me ages!....finshed with glitter card and added Bazzill dotty card for the curtains, the colours haven't come out very well, much brighter i.r.l......hope you like, bit different for me eh!!?

Tuesday, 25 November 2008

Simply Fairies Challenge No.3 Card

Hi everyone, here's my entry for the above, kept this one very simply as you can see, but I am quite pleased with it..... Snowflake stamp is from a clear Inkadinkadoo set I got from Crafts U Love, white peel offs also from there, actually... come to think of it so is the Bazzill scallop card!! I cut out the circle and square from Nesties and also then ran through again with the embossing mat, but it doesn't show. Ribbon from stash. Hope you like..

Friday, 21 November 2008

Joy Fold Card

I thought I would have a go at one of these, I've kept it quite simple, but I think it came out ok... I've used Imaginisce and Bazzill paper/card, Hero Arts greeting stamp, gold border peel-offs and Papermania Poinsetta, Hero Arts round stamp, on shrink plastic and heated and added to the middle of the flower. A few Imaginisce rub ons to finish, hope you like, have a fab weekend everyone!

Tuesday, 18 November 2008

Blog Candy Alert

The following ladies are offering the most fabulous Candy, do take a wander around their blogs, they are all truly an inspirational bunch ! :





Simply Fairies Challenge Sketch No.2

Oooh, get me....entering challenges!!! Well this is the fabulous Kims' sketch from Simply Fairies, really enjoyed this one.. I've used a mix of Imaginisce, Bazzill and Stampin' Up papers here and inked the edges of the main piece and doodled, sentiment is from Elzybells, Tulle is from Crafts U Love, snowflake on bow is another punched from shrink plastic and heated, trees are Cuttlebug, also used the snowflake embossing folder, stamp is obviously Ladybug, brad is from Dovecraft I think. I coloured the snowman with the usual Prismas and Sansodor, then added some Glamour Dust and white gel pen on his scarf. Just finished with some flat back pearls, again from Crafts U Love. I hope you like....

Monday, 17 November 2008

Elzybells challenge

This is my entry for Elzybells latest challenge. I have used the new Bazzill dotty cardstock and just a few buttons!! the border at the bottom is cut from a Fiskars border punch I've had since I began card making. Snowfakes at top are also Fiskars. I coloured her with Prismas and Sansodor and added a little Glamour Dust! The star is cricut I think and the little snowflake above the robin is one I puched from shrink plastic and then heated. Hope you like.......

Sunday, 16 November 2008

Card for Hubby

Here is the card that I made for Hubbys' birthday.... I used Doddlebug flocked cardstock and black trimming, cut the heart out from George Cricut cart, then stuck it to a piece of paper and ran it through the printer for the main greeting, the border at the bottom is cut from the Home Accents cart, punched glitter star, bit of chalking and a couple of brads and corners to finish.

Saturday, 15 November 2008


Hi everyone, just thought I'd show you the 'bag-a-lope' I made, I followed a tutorial, I think from SCS?..... very easy to do, I haven't finshed it off at the top very well, but this was my first one, I made it for one of hubbys' birthday pressies. I'll post the card I made him tomorrow.. have a nice weekend all!

Wednesday, 12 November 2008

Simply Fairies Challenge entry

Hi everyone, this is my entry for the Simply Fairies sketch challenge, this is Kims' first challenge I believe....I don't normally enter these because there are so many brilliant ones to chose from and by the time I've come up with something, I'm too late!!! Anyway... I've used papers, embellishments and rub-ons from Imaginisce 'Snowy Jo' Glitter paper pad from Crafts U Love. I added gold peel-off borders and 2 Doodlebug sugar coated brads and ribbon from stash. Sorry about the poor quality photo, the colours haven't come out very well at all, but you get the idea..

Monday, 10 November 2008

Penny Black Christmas Card

Hi everyone, hope you all had a great weekend, bit wet in the South East of England!! and it's still chucking it down now as I type!

I love this little Penny Black mouse, he's part of the clear set. I coloured him with Prismas and sansodor, added some Glamour Dust, then backed onto pale turquoise Bazzill Bling cut from Nesties.... I can't remember what the backing paper is, it's from last years' stash! The bauble is cut from a Quickutz Die, added black peeloffs and hung on some Papermania trimming. Ribbon from stash.

Friday, 7 November 2008

I Love Your Blog Award

A big thank you to the fabulous Mrs Wonka for this award I received yesterday, It's made my day, thanks Zoe!!
I would like to nominate the following 7 people for this award:
If you haven't visited these fab blogs before, please do, they are all fantastically talented ladies!!!

Wednesday, 5 November 2008

Forever Friends

Hi everyone, this card was one of those that you make up as you go along, so 'bear' with me! excuse the awful pun......
I bought this little bear stamp from Crafts U Love, although it had 'Happy Birthday' at the bottom, I chopped it off and decided it would be ok for a Christmas card. This is the first time I have used my water colours in ages... Paper is DCWV, Ribbon, metallic thread, snowflake brads & buttons from stash.

More Blog Candy

Ann is giving away some great candy, take a peek at her great blog and tell her what is at the top of your Christmas Wish List to be in the draw.

Tuesday, 4 November 2008

Blog Candy Alert

The fabulous Enfys is giving away 3 lots of candy!!! If you haven't already seen Enfys's work, do pop over and browse, she is the most talented lady ever!!

Another Pink Christmas Card

Hi everyone, just a quick card today, I love this pink Anitas Paper, another frame from SYI Cricut cart (my fave) with stickles and mounted with foam pads and Cuttlebug trees cut from white glitter card. I can't remember what make the greeting is, it's from a clear set I recently bought. Hope you like....

Sunday, 2 November 2008

Snowman card & Thank you

Hi everyone, hope you are all having a great weekend.... I made this little snowman card with the gorgeous My Minds Eye papers and embellishments, I got the kit from Crafts U Love, ribbon and buttons from stash ( also I think from CUL).

A very big thank you to all who sent me congratulations and wished me a happy birthday. I've had a great weekend and been spoilt rotten!!!

Friday, 31 October 2008

I can't believe it....

WOW... I can't believe it!!! I was featured on 'Inspirational' for my pink polar bear card below!! Click on the link on the right. Thank you very much to the very fabulous Enfys!!!!!!!

Thursday, 30 October 2008

Peek-a-boo & W-W Update

You've probably guessed that I am loving these Cricut frames by now!!......... I went around the edges of the holes with stickles, the little polar bear is the QK die I used in the previous penguin card, only the right way up this time.... Snowflake is Cuttlebug, paper from Anitas pad, 4 little peel off dots and button from stash.

Well, I know I haven't updated for a while, but my total weight lose so far is 1st 4lbs.... slowly but surely eh!!! I'm sure I'll undo some of the good work this weekend though, it's my 40th Birthday on Saturday!!! apart from my aches and pains, I still feel the same inside as I did when I was 21!!!!! Listen to me rambling on...... have a nice weekend all.

Wednesday, 29 October 2008


Hi everyone, I have entered this little card into the Quickutz Challenge blog comp, the penguin is made out of the QK baby polar bear die, I turned him upside down and coloured the black bit freehand, the beak is from the QK chick die, frame is Cricut on Bazzil bling, bg paper is Anitas stack pad, ribbon, dies and paper are from Crafts U Love. Very simple card, but I quite like my little penguin! what d'ya think?.....