Thursday, 23 December 2010

Have yourself a merry little Christmas.

Hi everyone sorry no card this week although OSSC have got a really nice theme "DO you beleive in Fairies" with Val being the Hostess & also a bit under the weather, all you have to do is follow the sketch & add a charm it's that easy and it is being sponsored by the Lovely Robyn's Fetish.

I would like to thank everyone who has been following me for the last 9 months and to everyone who has left me comments I wish everybody A Very Merry Christmas & Wonderful new year (only 2 more sleeps woo hoo) isn't it exciting. But like Santa Christmas eve is my busiest day so I'll be looking forward to spending Christmas day with the family at my son & daughter-in-laws house with her family too, so many grand parents to confuse the littles ones (2 grandads - 1 granny - 1 grandma & 1 nannie). Hope Santa is Kind to you all & really look forward to seeing you all in 2011. Janet

Friday, 10 December 2010

Challenge #110 - Sassy Christmas - Shelley

Hi this is just a quickie I'll revamp it at a later date but I just want to let everyone who follows me & OSCC challenges what the theme is for this week and who the fabbie sponsor is, well it's Sassy Christmas and a lovely prize from Sassy Studio's. Well thats it for now cheers

Challenges I have entered:
Sassy Studio Designs - Non Trad Colours
allsorts challenge blog - Last Minute Christmas Projects
inktegrity design team - Non Trad Holiday Colours
incy wincy design - Non Trad Colours
passion for Promarkers - week 80
cupcale craft challenges - Non Trad Colours

Monday, 29 November 2010

Hi a lovely crisp snowy Monday to everyone under the age of maybe 70, this is not a good time for the old, disabled or people with pushchairs. I feel sorry for the people up north who are having a really bad time of it and the people traveling in cars.
This week-ends Challenge on One Stop is Christmas Cuties selected by Lorraine.
I have been a bit tight and recycled a cred that my friend (new to crafting) sent me I have tried to show her ways to make her money go further by chopping cards like this that have the same background on the back but it hasn't worked yet, I have also added a snowflake button to finish it off.

Challenges I have entered:
a spoonful of sugar - 131 Anything goes
crafty catz weekly challenge - Christmas
freshly brewed challenges - winter
Integrity design team challenges - #24
scrappy frogs - Merry Christmas
the stampman - christmas
craftypad challenge blog - Snowflakes

Wednesday, 24 November 2010

What a lovely start

Hi everybody hope the weather is being kind to you, I would just like to share some of my good news with you but I don't want it to sound like I'm boasting.
First of all I've been struggling to get my Baby Cricut to go for a few weeks & finally caved in & phoned USA to get it fixed, I spoke to a lovely lady who took all the details then asked me for my Address which I thought was to check for registry then they told they would send me a new one, How kind is that.
Second - You know when your bored after you have face booked, Blog Hopped all your friends and done your E-mailing, I thought I would google my blog like I do sometimes only to find I have won the Blog Hop at Whimsy Stamps and if that wasn't shock enough I also found out I won a stamp at the Fairy Knoll Blog Hop too.

Saturday, 13 November 2010

Challenge #105 - Pop - Up's

Hi everyone hope you all have a lovely week-end it's my turn at OSCC for this weeks challenge which is Pop - Up's and it was certainly that (just Joking) I chose to do this Le Pashe Trinitage card that my friend Anne showed us all how to make & they are so easy. I got mine from Imag-e-nation and they also have a video in case you get stuck, the only things i added extra were the Poinsettia (mine will have survived a year in 2 weeks time woo hoo) and a snowman I hope you'll please come & join us. Take care Janet

Front View

Open View

Side View

Challenges I have entered:

Totally Gorguss - Traditonal Christmas
The Secret crafter - Sparlke & Shine
Stamp with Fun - Square
The ABC Challenge - H is for Holidays
Magical Mondays Challenge blog - Let it Snow
Stampin with the Dragon challenge - Holiday Song
The stampman - #9 Christmas
Crazy 4 Challenges - C4C63
Crafts and me Challenge - Glitter
Sundays with Crissy - Red, Green and Gold

Sunday, 7 November 2010

Challenge #105 - Embossing

Hi hope you had are having a good week-end where ever you live mine is a bit quiet this week as my lovely grandchildren are with another set of grandparents so I wont be seeing them til tea time, I am late doing this blog as I was waiting to see who the winners of last weeks Blog Hop were so I could tell all the lovely people who popped over to leave me those lovely comments.

This weeks challenge at OSCC is Embossing whether it be dry or heat it doesn't matter as long as it embossed and it is the turn of lovey ITZUVIT's challenge, I have done a dried embossed card using a sweet flowered embossed background and a poppets 3D image  also used the positive & negative peel-off corners and I don't know where I got the paper from as it was out of my stash. Thank you for looking.


We had a great response to last weeks Blog Hop.

Thank you to all of you who entered, without further ado, here are the winners drawn using are....

Prize 1

$10 to spend in store

Winner No - 125 Pattie

Prize 2

4 Digis of the winners choice

Winner No - 1 Lalkygirl

Prize 3

$10 to spend in store

Winner No - 27 Georgia E

Prize 4

£15.00 to spend in store

Winner No - 131 Stempelfen

Prize 5

3 Digi Stamps of the winners choice

Winner No - 113 The paper Princess

Congratulations, please email Shelley at and your prizes will be sorted out.

The winner of Francesca's blog hop candy is

No 42 : Helen
Time to reveal who won Lisa's blog candy!!

And the lucky winner is...... 39 - Lynne in NI

Congratulations!!! Please e-mail her with your address! Please note, that she is going out of town this weekend so the prize will not mailed until Monday. Thanks for playing along!

Lisa's e-mail address:

Thank you to everyone that joined in the OSCC blog hop and to those of you that entered Sharon's candy draw. I'd best announce the winner without further ado.

That's you Doreen! Congratulations!

Please contact Sharon at the e mail address on her profile and she'll sort out sending the goodies out to you.

Shelley's Blog Candy Winners are:

Winner 1 is

No 25 - Dawn Frost

Winner 2 is

No 44 - Monika Reeck

Congratulations ladies, please can you email her your address's to so she can get your candy in the post.

Val's candy winner chosen at random by her OH is Trish of

Congrats to all the winners of the prises but in my eye's all the cards are winners with me pity we can't award prises to everyone. I would like to thank everyone that left me a lovely comment and I will be sneaking over to see those that have blogs & thanks for joining in with the Blog Hop last week.

Friday, 29 October 2010

Week #104 - Anything goes

Good Morning, This week is One Stop Craft's 2nd Birthday and to celebrate are doing a Blog Hop also the theme is Anything Goes. Wow I'm both excited & nervous to be part of this Blog Hop this is my first ever one and wasn't really sure what to do so I'm hoping I'm doing this right if not will someone please tell me also some of the girls are offering candy. So you should have just been to lovely Itzuvit's Blog then after mine it's lovely Lisa's turn. I do hope you have joined us from the beginning if not then you need to start at the OSSC

This is my card it's a digi image that I got free, the papers are from Craftwork cards, white flowers from WOC, the glitter flowers & butterfly from K&Co and a dolly charm from my stash.

And this is what the prises are:

Prize 1


$10 to spend in store

Prize 2

4 Digis of the winners choice

Prize 3


$10 to spend in store

Prize 4

£15.00 to spend in store

Prize 5

3 Digi Stamps of the winners choice

The challenge....


Anything Goes


The rules;


1, Visit all the blogs on the list

2, Leave a comment on each blog

3, Upload the link to your craft project using the linky tool

4, Have Fun

Challenges I have entered:
Digi Shop Best #31 Anything goes
Raise the Bar #42 Things with Wheels
Totally Gorguss #53 Sparkle
the secret crafters saturday challenge #107 Anything that Flies
Card patterns challenge #88 Sketch
Stamp Challenges - Stamp Something with Some Pink
MAWTT Challenge #70 Card for a child
Craftycard makers Challenge #32 Use a Freebie
Priscillas styles #77 YOUR PICK
craft your passion challenge #30 Anything Goes
incy wincy 66 Anything Goes
Stamp with fun All That Can Fly

Saturday, 23 October 2010

Challenge #103 - Photo Insiration - Gorgeous Gina & Happy Birthday to Me

Hi everyone wishing you all a really great week-end sorry the post is a little late but I've had such a busy day preparing 4 different curries, Bombay potatoes & mushroom bhaji for 8 people. I had this notion that seeing as my grandchildren's other Grandma was still away to do a meal at mine save on babysitters & thought it might be a bit more relaxed, we had a meal out last week for my lovely girls & I also said it could be my Birthday meal too (how cheeky is that) but then caved in & decided to cook.
This weeks Challenge AT OSCC is Photo Inspiration By our poorly Gina (so get well soon) & is being sponsored by the people at Robyns Fetish so why not pop along to join in with us & get a chance to win a lovely prize.
Robyn's Fetish Digital Stamps And More is happy to offer the winner of this challenge 5 digital stamps, or 4 digital stamps and 1 digital paper set of their choice.
I have used some freebie papers which are my minds eye, Nitwits papers from the Gingerbread & blossombuds collections, Roses & ivy leaves from my friend Jane also the pearls too (cheers Jane) and the cute image is Penelope Puppy from Robyn's Fetish which I coloured in using my Promarkers.

This is the lovely Photo Inspiration picture we had to work from such lovely colours, so it's not hard to come up with some really stunning cards. Hope you'll join us and let your imagination run loose.

Monday, 18 October 2010

Challenge #102 - Halloween

Sorry I have not posted a challenge card this week but it's not my week & I've been a bit Flu-ish & had a couple of gifts to make for my girls, what with all this & working as well I was feeling like I'd been run over by a tank. Anyway I wanted to show my support to Francesca by posting this so if you want to join in you know what the theme is and to say there is a prise of 7 Digi Stamps from Tiffany Doodles.









Tuesday, 12 October 2010

Happy Birthday to my Beautiful Girls

Tomorrow is the Birthday of my lovely girls both, so I have made them both some jewelery & to finish them off I bought a couple of boxes from Town (hope they like them), if they look at this I think they wont be amused at the pics I chose haha. Happy Birthday Laura & Victoria.




From this.......

To this..........

Saturday, 9 October 2010

Darling Happy Anniversary

Before I start to do my Challenge I would like to wish my Darling a Happy 34th Wedding Anniversary & yes I've had all the comments about how I could have been released if I'd committed a robbery etc.
Week # 101- Creative Carrie - Alter IT.
This week is it's our lovely Carries turn to pick her challenge & she chose to have an Altered week, this is not my forte & unlike my friend Lorraine AKA Cat Spicer I'm not doing the happy dance haha and have been really bashing my head to think of something so here it is. I bought a bag of mixed Lampwork Beads & watched the lovely Carla Cam from Aunties beads for inspiration & this is it (sorry about the 1st photo). This is a gift for my daughter & I will soon be making some earings to go with this, I am really pleased with it as it is the first bit of jewelery to go on display.



the crafty pad - make something for a friend
sweet stamping challenge blog - Challenge #47
the creative cottage challenge blog - #24 bling it on

Sunday, 3 October 2010

My September Mystery

Good morning everyone even though it's very wet & horrible weather I have a little mystery maybe someone may be able to help me with?
This is what I woke up to yesterday.
For the last 5-6 years at the end of September I get these little beauties in my garden usually there are only two but this year I have three they just pop up when you forget to look for them, what I would be interested in knowing is are they poisonous? With having two small children most week-ends I wouldn't want them to find them before me as they have grown in a different spot this year & the biggest one is nearly as big as my hand (look at the bar-be-que tongues) for a rough guide.

Friday, 24 September 2010

Week #99 - Snowflakes in September - Sexy Suzi

Woo hoo it's the week-end again so that means my Darling is home again and it's also time for another Challenge at OSSC this week is the Sexy Suzi's turn and she has chosen "Snowflakes in September" as her theme & our Sponsors this week are Wink Wink Ink. This is my card I have chosen to do another Easel card this image is from Dew Drop Cratz, I really love their stamps: The DP's are from the Adorable CD, Snowflakes are from Marianne D and coated in Plastic Glass (made from the middle of sequin's) Snowflake border punch from MS, Pearls, bead caps & Mirri board from my stash oh and a small strip of Acetate attached to the image to make her look like she is floating. Hope you like it & please come and join us.

sew many challenges - #28 Christmas themed
stamping scrapping challenge - Anything Goes
one stitch at a time - Anything Goes
my partners in crafting crime - CAS
ABC Challenge - E is for Easel
Tuesday throwdown - punch - fairies, #124 angels or butterflies

Thursday, 23 September 2010

Nearly Halloween

I have been playing with some new stuff I bought from TKMAX they have got a few crafts bits in & I went mad on Halloween Stuff god knows why I normally avoid doing it as it never seems to look right. So I bit the bullet & set to and this is what I made: the peel-off web, fencing & pumpkin are from Making Memories (I also got some of their stamps from TK as well)Tilda's I shrunk a little & coloured them with Promarkers and I added a little bit of Gold metal behind the pumpkin to make it look lit up.

my partner in crafting crime - 3,2,1 Recipe
everybody-art-challenge - #109
a crafty little place - #57 colour
stamptacular sunday challenge - #77 grid challenge
paper sundays challenge - Fall or Halloween
stamps r us - challenge #5
creative inspirations - #79 - 2or more stamped images
Aifactory challenge - #49 Anything Goes

Tuesday, 21 September 2010

Graces Birthday

Today is my Granddaughter's 5Th Birthday it's really unbelievable how grown up she is, Grace isn't having a party no instead it's a sleep over with 2 friends I mean I was about 45 before I had my sleepover & that was with about 20 kids at the youth club where I used to work haha. Grace is the little girl who loves to be a tom boy one day & all girly the next, she has got her Grandad just where she wants him when I told her she was spoilt when she told me what she got for her Birthday she said " No Nannie I'm not spoilt it's my Birthday" time flies by so quickly.
I have used Crafter's Companion girls CD for the Castle and backing paper, various peel-offs e.g Happy Birthday & 5, the image is from Charmed crafts from the Once upon a time Digi stamps, a little metal heart that says "Birthday Girl" & some flowers. Hope she likes it I know I do.
Happy Birthday Grace 5 Today

I have flattened the card so it is possible to see all sides

Thursday, 16 September 2010

Week# 98 - Vivacious Val

Hi Love the week-ends it has 2 special things that happen for me 1, I have the little ones over night and most of Sunday 2, I get to do my challenging and the PLUS side my Darling comes home on Friday nights.
This challenge has been chosen by our Lovely Val she has chosen a Sketch and Autumn colours, for mine I have chosen this sweet image from our Sponsors Robyns Fetish I used a doily that has been spritz with glimmer mist (green, gold, pearl)I used a cream card base, pink & green backing paper, freebie papers from y Minds Eye (distressed). The green striped & Orange papers are from NITWITS (I think it was the Gingerbread Collection)brass wording, flowers & Diamante from my stash.

eat sleep stamp - Sketch
stamp something - September Digi Day
the stampman - #5 Distress
fun at fairy knoll - Week 16- Sketch
alphabet challenge - U for Unused Stash
secret crafter saturday challenge - Challenge #101
colour create - Challenge 53
stamptacular sunday challenge - Challenge #77 - Sketch
scrappy frog challenge - Flower Power
paper sundays - Challenge #35 - a minimum of three different types of embellishments
the shabby tea room - Week 37 - Fresh Living
incy wincy designs - Challenge 59 - Autumn Colours
tuesday throwdown - #17
creative card crew - Autumn or Fall
colour q - Challenge # 50
southern girls challenge - Anything Goes
abc challenge - D is for Distressing
sugar sweet paper treats - Falling for September
craft your days away - challenge #4

Friday, 10 September 2010

Week# 97 - Scrumptious Shelley - Fashion through the years

Morning everyone and a damp Autumny one it is too this weeks challenge has been set by our lovely Shelley & she has chosen Fashion Through the Ages & this is my contribution. I thought this lady looked really Elegant she is a Decoupage figure (I do like doing a bit of 3D), I wanted to add something to her fur to make it look realistic & normal glitter didn't buy it for me so I used a hairy glitter which has longer strands & I think it looks rather effective & the ladies I do cards with thought so too.

The Design team have been really busy with their Idea's why don't you drop by and see what everyone has been up to at OSCC it would be great to see you all.

I would also like to thank all the lovely people who have taken the time to leave all those lovely comments on previous blogging it is better than actually winning so Thank You everyone.

fab n funky challenge -39-whateva-and-dt-call