Tuesday, 22 October 2013


Well it has been a while and cannot believe that we are nearly at the end of October and yesterday Tesco had the usual orange pumpkins in store ready for Halloween. A few years ago we went on holiday to San Fransico at this time of year and came across a pumkin patch where you pick up a wheel barrow and fill it with the most amazing collection of pumkins you could image as over there they really do go all out to celebrate this time of year.

Now onto a card which is inspired the season and also the challenge over at friday mashup where you have to include trees or leaves and or the colour orange or everything together.


This stamped tree is the Lollipop Tree stamp from IndigoBlu and then framed with gilding flakes.
Around the edge sprigs of leaves using Cheery Lynn die Flourish Leaf Strip and a couple of metal embellishments and then a sentiment to complete the card.
The weather is wet and horrible so a good excuse to carry on doing more crafting this afternoon before settling down tonight to watch the final of The Great British Bake Off on BBC2 can't wait although I do have a favourite.
Take care and do check in again soon

Wednesday, 18 September 2013


What a miserable day wet, windy and very cold I think the central heating will have to go on even though I try to hold on until October because as soon as I turn it on the weather usually warms up again.
I may have mentioned before but I work now and then as a TV extra and yesterday I was on the set for a funeral service which weirdly ties in with my sympathy card today.

For this I used my newly purchased spellbinders delicate-doilies which I love and from Kaisercraft stamp sets "Get Well" and "Blae and Ivy" with the sentiment being stamped on a strip of white baking parchment.For the finishing touch a few purple flat-backed pearls.
I will be entering this into the challenge over at friday mashup which is no 127.
Thanks again for looking in and comments are always welcome so take care for now.

Friday, 6 September 2013


Here again with a rather late in the day post and trying to do a bit of catch up before a busy weekend and so for today a card for  the 205 challenge at colour Q.
I used a matching stamp and die set , that I had not used before, from Marianne Collectables COL1304 and coloured with Promarkers then once dried covered with Inkssentials Glossy Accents

The flowers were mounted onto grey card that had been embossed using Spellbinders M-Bossabilities Dainty Dots and the sentiment is Waltzingmouse stamp set Compact Sentiments.

Thanks for stopping by and hope you join me again for another blog so until then take care.

Thursday, 29 August 2013


Back today with a cheery card for a friend  that is not feeling too well so bright colours will hopefully put a smile on their face and will be off to put in the post tomorrow.
The flowers I made using Heartfelt Creations stamps and dies " Delicate Asters " which were stamped using Perfect Medium and then embossed in white.

The sentiment is from Kaisercraft Mini stamp set " Get Well" and then die cut using Spellbinders A2 Locking Loops and then to finish off the card randomly added drops of Cosmic Shimmer Vintage Pink PVA glue.

The colours were inspired by the fabulous challenge over at Color Throwdown this week.
Take care friends and back soon with another crafty blog post.

Wednesday, 21 August 2013


Hello and today a card stamped without a stamp and yes you did hear right as this is the challenge over at the friday mashup. At first I thought a crazy idea but now that I have tried it I will be using my stamp  blocks a lot more for blocking colour.
Using just one size of block I then picked a multi coloured ink pad for more effect and then placing them on the card in different directions.
Each square was cut using Spellbinders Classic Squares Small and then went round each edge with a Silver Marker pen. The lettering is Spellbinders Donna's Alphas which I cut from some fun foam which I love using and die cuts beautifully.

Very pleased with the result and thanks to the Friday Mashup I now have a whole set of new stanps to try out.
Thanks for stopping by and take care until the next time

Monday, 19 August 2013


Making up for lost crafting time so here is another card and this one is influenced by the colour combo over at color throw down 255 and a bit of a retro design.
For the pattern background I used That Special Touch Mask - Funky and coloured in with Promarkers. The flowers were cut from fum foam using Marianne Creatables die English Rose LR0 162.

The sentiment is from Waltzingmouse stamp set Fancy Phrases.
I really enjoyed using this colour combo and as always love seeing what other designs people come up with. Until the next time enjoy the rest of your  day.


colourQ challenge 202

I am back had a bit of time off due to having my knee done and not feeling too good but glad to report that things are a lot better and no need for crutches any more so back to crafting.
My card for today the colours are from the challenge over at colour which are Ruby Red,  Basic Gray, Daffodil Delight, So Saffron and White. The background was created using JustRite clear stamps "Doilies and Lace" which is a great buy as there are approx. 28 stamps in this set both small and large.

To add a bit of texture to the centre of the flowers I used Chloes Glass Glitter "Berry Mix".

Here are some of the products I have used
Spellbinders Hearts One and M-Bossabilities Splendid

JustRite stamp set Doilies and Lace
Cheery Lynn die DL121 Sunflower
Inkssentials Glossy Accents
Kaisercraft mini stamp set With Love
Chloes Glass Glitter Berry Mix
thanks for popping by and take care

Friday, 26 July 2013


Just what I have been waiting for a Design Team Call over at tiddly inks as I am a big fan of their cute and quirky digital images.
The card I have created is using one of my favourite Christmas images "Inky Critters"and decided to keep it simple by using just two colours of Promarkers, To the side of the card I stamped sentiments using Waltzing Mouse stamp set " Very Vintage Christmas"again using the two colours along with black for the greeting.
To add some dimension to the card snowflakes were added which are Spellbinders "Create-a-Flake Five" and then Iridescent Glitter on these as well as around the edge of the images to give a lovely snowy effect.

If you get the chance to pop over and checkout some more fun images digital as well as clear stamps.
Thanks for visiting and take care.

Friday, 5 July 2013


Hello and what an amazing start to the weekend where the weather is glorious and Andy Murray is in the final at Wimbledon tomorrow so fingers crossed and good luck Andy.
Now onto our challenge this week over at one stop craft challenge and a nice easy one as "Anything Goes". I decided for this one that I would go with a Christmas card so that I could use a new set of Spellbinder dies that are only available on Create and Craft until next week and these are 2013 Snowflake Pendant.
Cut the card and layers using Spellbinders Grand Squares from white cardstock and DCWV Citrus Stack. The sentiment is from Justrite Clear Stamps "Just The Right Words"and then to finish off a few red dew drops.

Would love you to join us for this week's challenge and until the next time take care.

Wednesday, 26 June 2013


Have just watched Scotland's Andy Murray win another tennis match and know this is going to be his year to win Wimbledon so fingers crossed. Will be heading off for a mini break in London this weekend with my sister and would love to try and get some tickets for the tennis but our chances of that are very slim but still I can dream.
And so onto today's card or should I say bag and us girls do like our bags so keeping with that a cute bag with flower embellishments.
All the elements of this card were created using Spellbinder Dies "Labels Thirty-One", "Nested Pendants"and "Jewel Flowers and Flourishes" along with M-Bossabilities EL-004. The sentimemnt was using Memento Ink "Rich Cocoa" and Dimension Stamps.
I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

Take care until the next time

Monday, 24 June 2013


Good evening and a card today using a colour combo in spired by color throwdown challenge celebrating the 4th of July which just happens to be my birthday. When I was very young me and my family moved to America for a few years and always thought  that the flags put out on houses that day were to celebrate my birthday and why not.
So here is my card for my birthday and the 4th of July and the craft items used in this card are
Spellbinders "Grand Rectangles" and "A2 Curved Matting Basics"
Hobbycraft Ink Pads "Metallic Blue" and "Xmas Red"
Waltzingmouse Stamps "Say It Loud" and "Teeny Trees"
card stock and red glitter

That's all for now so take care.

Saturday, 22 June 2013


We are back over at one stop craft challenge having had a few weeks off to recharge the batteries and this week's challenge is "For a Friend".
For my card a bit of a safari theme going on with a super digi stamp from our sponsors "patties creations" and if you pop over to her shop you will find more cute and fun images for all events.
The winner of this week's challenge will receive 3 images from her lovely store.

Will be back again later today with a blog candy give away.

Tuesday, 18 June 2013


A card today using colour inspiration from this week's challenge over at
After creating the floral background to this card using Recollections Clear Stamps "Freedom Flowers" then coloured in with Sakura Glaze Pens the rest of the card came together very quickly

The panels were cut out with Spellbinders "A2 Curved Matting Basics" and the sentiment is from American Crafts Stamp set "Baby".

A group of red flowers adds the finishing touch to this card giving it a clean and uncluttered look.
Back again very soon so take care in the meantime.