Wednesday, 27 June 2012


Wedding card today and this one is for a wedding we are going to in August who is a friend of our daughter's from university. It is certainly the season for wedding as I will be making another one for my son who is also going to a wedding of a university friend but I will probably go for a different colour scheme.

The design was inspired by the sketch over at  waltzingmouse sketch challenge 103 .

The papers are from the DCWV Citrus Stack and loved these shades of mint and lime and then just adding two other colours which was yellow for the flowers and brown for the inking.

Items used for this card:

DCWV Citrus Stack
Versafine Ink - Vintage Sepia
Waltzingmouse Stamps - Compact Sentiments - Say It Loud
Spellbinder Dies - Foliage - Rose Creations - Labels Fifteen - Labels Four - Bitty Blossoms
fun foam - ribbon - glitter - trinkets - bling

Take care and enjoy the rest of your day


Saturday, 23 June 2012


No crafting today as I have been watching the Olympic Torch Relay through Bury and wanted to share some pictures with you and guess what the rain stayed away.
Yes my son took this picture of me leaning out of the window at my daughter's apartment.

 The Fire Station across the road brought out their fire engines.

And here is the Olympic Torch.
The lad in the middle of this picture wearing a green jumper is my son with his friends heading back home.


Friday, 22 June 2012


Hello again on this very wet morning and it looks like it could be here for the weekend which is a shame as Bury is getting ready to receive the Olympic Torch tomorrow.Tonight I am staying at my daughter's so that tomorrow we can watch the torch pass by right below her apartment so we will get a really good view and hopefully get a picture so that I can show you it next time.

Todat my card was inspired by the sketch over at waltzing mouse sketch challenge and the colours from colour q.

Thought I would try something a bit different and use some acetate on the front of the card and give the effect of the white butterfly flying in the air. You will notice that once again I have used one of my favourite flowers in fun foam as well as the butterflies.

craft items used :
Spellbinders - Tags Five, Beaded Ovals, Grand Squares
Cheery Lynn - Exotic Butterflies Small
Waltzingmouse - Fancy Phrases, Pic-nic Patterns
Color Box Pad - Coral, Turquoise
Hobbycraft Ink Pad - Yellow, Light Blue
acetate, fun foam and ribbon

Well off  now to pack a bag and fingers crossed that for a couple of hours tomorrow while the Olympic Torch is in our town that the rain stays away.Enjoy your weekend where ever you are and hope your weather is better than ours.
Take Care


Wednesday, 20 June 2012


Quick post today as the sun is shining for the last time this week  according to the weather people and today's card is very appropriate as I have used sunflowers and lots of yellow.

I find it hard not to have any flowers on a card but this time flowers were the theme and I love making my own although on this card I have used a button as well.

The recipe for this card is as follows:

Waltzing Mouse Stamps - Compact Sentiments
Papermania Capsule - textured cardstock
Lilli of the Valley - Milly Flower Power
Color Box ink - Sunflower
Spellbinders - Bitty Blossoms
Crealies die - Creative Flowers
Yellow fun foam
Ribbon and beads

I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Thanks again for looking and hope to see you soon.


Monday, 18 June 2012


It's time again for the June Blog Party over at and the inspiration for this blog is this photo.

For my card I have taken inspiration from the colours and the panels on the wall and created this Christmas Card. The sentiment I used made me include some heart shapes using Spellbinder Dies and the stamping using Waltzingmouse stamps.

This is my first time entering WMS Party Blog as last time I missed the time slot so this time I had it marked down in my diary so as not to forget again.

Believe it or not the sun is shining so off to do a bit more gardening so take care until the next time.


Friday, 15 June 2012


Going out with my daughter today so before I do a quick card to post wich I actually did late last night but had to wait until this morning to get a good picture in the daylight.

The colours I used were inspired by the challenge over at and even though there were three shades of blue the green made me think of leaves of sort so tried to work the others colours around flowers.

cardstock - Papermania Capsule textured
Spellbinders M-Bossabilities EL-005
Waltzingmouse stamp set - Vintage Labels 4
Cheery Lynn die - Exotic Butterflies Small 2
Marianne Design dies - LR0133 - LRO128

Off  to meet my daughter and maybe fit in some shopping as well so take care.


Thursday, 14 June 2012


This morning I spent doing some hedge trimming in the garden will the sun was shining as the weather forecast said it would be rain by this afternoon and sure enough my cue to go back to my craft room and relax.

Over at polka doodle challenge week 23 is Lots Of Flowers which is not very hard for me as I love using flowers as embellishments and the more the better. Have just bought their new CD "Picknix" collection one and it has some fabulous images on it including this adorable bird house which I just had to use for this challenge.

Coloured the image in using my Promarkers and mounted it onto some blue card. I gave myself a bit of a challenge to stick to 3 colours for this card so as not to get carried away with colour as this image has so many details and even though I say so myself I think it works quite well for this picture.

Do enjoy the rest of your day and remember only 1 more day till the weekend.

Take Care


Monday, 11 June 2012


Here again with another sketch challenge over at waltzingmouse sketch challenge and I have decided to go with a Thank You card in pinks and blues.

Time to try out some new stamps which arrived in the post the other day and they are WM Stamp sets " Pic Nic Patterns and " and "Fancy Phrases" which were used for the sentiment and the pattern on the blue card. The background paper is Kaisercraft "Sweet Nothings" which was also used for the large flower using Spellbinders "Anemone Flower Topper" and the smaller flowers in pink craft foam using "Bitty Blossoms"

The tiny butterflies are the leftovers from Spellbinders "Butterfly Circles" and to finish off the card some bling swirls from Zva Creative, a blue flower button and Hobbycraft Ink Pads in "Metallic Blue" and "Light Blue".

Back tomorrow with another project so hope you will join me again.


Thursday, 7 June 2012


Yet another day of wind and rain so no chance of getting out to the garden today so oh no will just have to do some crafting. Over at Waltzingmouse Stamps they are celebrating their 100th Sketch Challenge so congratulations and here is to the next 100 challenges.

I have gone out of my comfort zone with the colours and theme that I have used for this card but I am quite pleased  with the result and may even try something along similar lines for a Father's Day card so I will let you know how that goes.

The papers are Papermania's "Portobello Road" which I have been using a lot lately and the inks used are Distress Ink "Faded Jeans" and Memento "Rich Cocoa".Waltzingmouse stamps "Very Vintage Labels Twenty Five", "Make Your Mark" and "Say it Loud".The Spellbinders dies are "Standard Tag", "Labels Twenty Five" and "Hardware Buckles".

Well I shall carry on with some more crafting which will be a card for a wedding that we have been invited to in August but it may take me that long to get it just right.


Tuesday, 5 June 2012


To mark the end of the Queen's Diamond Jubilee celebrations a card in red , white and blue, crowns and bling.It has been a wonderful weekend which has united the whole country and we may be a small island but we certainly know how to put on a party on a grand scale.

I shall be entering this card over at the June Inspiration Day over at Christine Emberson's blog
and at

The paper is from Papermania "Portobello Road", Tim Holtz Collection stamp, Spellbinders die "Anemone Flower Topper", Recollections rhinestones and Dew Drop Brilliance in Mediterranean Blue.

For a lot of people it will be back to work tomorrow so enjoy the rest of today and remember it will only be three days until the weekend.

Take Care

Sunday, 3 June 2012


I am doing this post will watching the Jubilee celebrations on the TV and the wet weather is certainley not stopping everybody from enjoying the festivities.For today's card I this Lilly of the Valley stamp which I do love and this setiment from Cloud 9 Design I thought fitted the image so well.

The papers used are from the Papermania "Capsule Collection" burleigh blue and the stamped image was coloured using Promarkers in Satin, Pastel Blue and Poppy.

To finish off the card flowers from Recollections, ribbon and red beads.
Hope you are all still having a wonderful weekend despite the wet weather. Take care and see you soon.

I will be entering this card into the following challenges:

Anything Goes


Saturday, 2 June 2012


Today is the start of a long weekend for us in the UK as we celebrate the Queen's Jubilee and this morning I put up the bunting in preparation for the celebrations.

I was one of the lucky ones to get an invite to a party at Buckingham Palace to celebrate her Golden Jubilee in 2002 and I took my daughter with me .We were taken through the palace and out to the gardens at the back where we enjoyed a picnic on the lawn before watching the concert later in the evening and we had the most fantastic time and something we will always remember as the day we were invited to Buckingham Palace.

My card is titled for a diamond Queen which she is and I will post it on to the Queen later although I am sure she will have been sent thousands of cards for the occasion.

This card I have entered into a challenge over at
 less is more 70 - red, white and blue.
The stamp is from Indigoblu which I stamped in "Color Box" cerulean and "Hobbycraft" xmas red.
I added a red ribbon around the card placing it through the centre of the flag and added a sentiment at the boottom with a clear gem over the i in diamond.
I would like to send my best wishes to the Queen and hope she enjoys her weekend.
Take care everyone and lets hope it stays dry for this Bank Holiday.