Monday, 17 December 2012

Just gotta share this

Hello again everyone yes it's me again I'm just so pleased with myself i had to share it with you, although you may get a bit sleepy with the photo's :)) This is the first attemp and i thought it went well can i hear you all say yes but what is it? Igot the wreath template as a birthday present in October and all the greenery on it is out of my garden, well it's a Wreath and here it is.

Distressed Christmas

Hello folk I hope you all have a very Merry Christmas and Great 2013 have you all done your cards got them posted? I thought I had then found 4 more needed to be posted, I'm busy finishing family cards, trying to trim up, make gift boxes as well as doing extra shifts at work, so instead of making these list I should be getting on (not). Last week I went to a School concert to watch the Grand Children the theme was Gruffalo's Child it was lovely I videoed this for my Son who couldn't be there to watch due to location and work, but what was good was for the baby to sit and watch it without getting fed up.

Please come and join in the FUN at OSCC for our theme of Ditressed Christmas the lovely Sponsor is:

Please remember as well as being fun there is a lovely Prise at the end of it pity I can't join in, anyway seeing as I'm late posting here is my Card:

I have used the Sponsor Image Emma the Caroler,

DP from Craftwork Cards,
Dies from Marianne
Gem, sewn circle and sticker Poinsetter from my stash.

This is where I have been inspired - Christmas - Christmas Blog Hop - Christmas - Anything Goes - Heard a bird Sing - Tic-Tac-Toe - A Christmas Card - Anything Goes with any Artist

Sunday, 16 December 2012

Special thoughts for the Victims of the Connecticut Tragedy.

I would like to send all my thoughts and sympathy to all the families who lost something very precious that can never be replaced, it is always sad to loose someone anytime of the year but it must be even harder at Christmas. I feel for the brothers & sisters of all the children who Died although I haven't heard much about the Adults lost in this Tragedy.

Tuesday, 11 December 2012

Christmas friends

Good evening to eeryone who pops over to see me which I'm really honored by, yes I'm late posting again as I'm having a lot of Internet problems and I'll probably loose it again before I finish Posting this, also I have been very busy with Grandchildren two of which took me to the Panto on Sunday to see Cinderella.
I'm also late posting on OSCC which is ok as I informed Shelley I was running late this weeks Challenge (whats left of it) is Christmas Friends and the lovely Sponsor is Saturated Canary, please pop over and play along with us it is really good fun.

The lucky winner will get two SC images, please visit our sponsors store, if you havent already you are bound to fall in love with her images.

Now for my card I'll be challenging it maybe wed if I can get on line.  

I love this image it's called Spritz from Saturated Canary
The papers are from Craftwork Cards
This is MS punch and Spellbinders Die
I have also used Gold Miri and clear Gems
Can you see the two stamps in the corner from Docrafts.

This is where I've been Inspired: - Christmas - Summer or Winter - Non Traditional Christmas - Christmas Cards - Christmas - Non Traditional colours - No Snow

Saturday, 24 November 2012

Vintage Christmas

Good evening everyone I hope you are all very well, I would like to wish all my American followers a Happy Thanks Giving and my thoughts go out to all the People who have suffered with the bad Weather of late.
The challenge this week on OSCC is Vintage Christmas and the Team have worked a treat on their work it would be nice if you could also show them your support, the Sponsor this week is  by One Stop Card Crafts, this is the last weekend of the store being live. 
Here is my card:

I love this backing paper I got free with a graft Mag that also goes for the new Holly leaf Die from Nellie Snellen other wise everything is from my stash and over 6 months old.I have also used a Poinsetter Die from , Ribbon from Grimsby Crafts I'm sorry I don't at this time remember who the 3D or the backing plate is by but I will post it when I find out.
I would like to have some fun on these Challenge sites: Decoupage - To Die 4 - Anything Goes - Ribbons and Pearls - Use a Leaf - Anything Goes - Anything Goes - Anything Goes - More than one Die and or Punch - Dies and Punches - Anything Goes

Monday, 19 November 2012


Good Evening to you all thank you all for your Support and lovely comments they really mean a lot to me and sometimes I don't let you all know, People say that as you get older time goes quicker but when you are young you think it's a silly remark but I now know what they mean.

A new Challenge over at OSCC offers the challenge of Monochrome it is Sponsored by
I always find mono a bit difficult with stamped images or Digi so I opted for an image from a CD but being a bad girl I have forgotten which one as I printed it it about 18 months ago, also everything on this card is also over 6 months old. My mono is Pink and black is that Mono? So here is my card

For this card I have used a BLack base card, Fusia Pink glossy card, baby Pink Glitter card
CD image, Black Pearls, Pink and Clear Gems and a Sentiment.

I shall be displaying it here:

Sunday, 11 November 2012

Is It Shabby?...........

Good evening everyone out there in Blog sorry I haven't been around again but my chest was giving me a lot of problems last week and really knocked me off my feet.

Our Sponsor for this week is One Stop Card Crafts who are sadly closing down (blog unaffected) and this is the last weekend you will be able to visit. There is 50% off everything and discount is shown in basket.

I will be sorry to see this little shop go as it's due to coming to shop here I dared to enter on of their card comps and from there the rest is history as they say.

This card was made along with the last teenager card I posted a few weeks back not sure what sort of a teen she was so I thought ths was also a very good teen card, see what you think it's a Die cut sheet from Kanban. Everything but the card blank is over 6 months old so I may not remember where I got the stuff.

Charm from the Works
Main DP from Craftwork Cards
Clock, ballon DP, image and
sentiment fom Kanban
Flowers from my Stash

This is where I shall be showing it: Add a Sentiment/ Anything Goes - Bingo (mine is the top line flowers,pink, ribbon) - Add a Sentiment/ anything Goes - Birthday - Fall

Monday, 29 October 2012

Shhhhh...... want to know my secret?

Hi everyone yes I'm back again because I can now share one of my 2 secrets ...........

That's right I had to keep it uder wraps til this morning and I think I must have driven Tammy potty! I forgot my email addy, I forgot to say what my image was called etc. I also forgot .................. what did I forget? oh yes but then I fogot again, but I did remember to send the card please pop over to tammy's and have some fun I love her challenges.

Teenager Card

Good morning World it's a brand new day.............. oops it seems I'm singing and why not the Sun has got his Hat on ....... there I go again :) I hope all is well with you all where ever you are.
My friend once described me as I'm like a bus (not in size) but blogging, nothing for a while then a few all at once so here comes the number 2. This card was made for a Teenager I originally made two but this is the one my friend chose.
This is a free stamp from a craft mag (and I got that half price), Ribbon from Mae, Pearls from Hobby House, Stripe paper is HOTP (I think) Leafy paper is a Dawn Bibby, MS punch, Blooms from Wilko they were part of a flower and I pulled some off the rest are in my Vase, Lace and bling from my stash.
This is where they will be challenged: - Tic-Tac-Toe - Anything Goes - Ribbon or Twine - Ribbon & Lace - Anything Goes - Bling it on - Anything Goes - Anything Goes - Anything Goes - Ribbon & Twine - All things Sparkly - Ribbons & or Buttons

Sunday, 28 October 2012

Halloween @ OSCC

Good evening everyone and Spooky endings to those who par-take in the gruesome fun :) sorry I have not blogged for a while but have been smitten with a chest infection, which I worked with for 2 weeks due to holidays coming up and thought I could rest then WRONG. Friends wanted cards, Children needed sitting, Challenges needed to be met but Shelley from OSCC let me off last week I felt so poorly but like most cowboys you couldn't keep me down ha ha.

Now then enough of me going on I'm so excited 1. I actually finished a project I started about 5years ago and couldn't finish because it didn't fit anything I had on hand then Kenny K came along as this weeks Sponsor and that was it WHAM finished
2. Did I say Kenny was Sponsoring us? Did I say how excited I was?
Now for my long awaited project ( made with Toilet Roll sleeves) I have used so much stuff I do't think I could list it all but you may always ask.
The Images I used are Frankie, Mad Mummy,  Vikki Lee Vicious and Wanda Wicked
 I will warn you the picks go on a bit please try not to get bored.

This is where I am joining in the fun: - Halloween - Must use black - Halloween - Halloween - S for Skeletons, Spiders and Anything Spooky - Halloween/ Anything Goes - Halloween - Halloween - HALLOWEEN/ANYTHING GOES - Halloween - Witches - S-P-O-O-K-Y - Halloween Colours - Don't be Square - Halloween - Halloween/Spooky

Wednesday, 17 October 2012

Happy retirement my friend.............

Hello all my friends out there in Blogland I just wanted to share this with you all as last week was my last one to work with my friend and colleague Linda she has put off retiring for a few months and decided enough is enough. I will miss her greatly as we had been together for 13 years with no cross words exchanged (now we sound married) and quite a few laughs she is the one of the few people I have really enjoyed working with, here is the lady in the middle.
and here is the mess I made making this card it had to be really special ............ so special I used my special Daisey D papers, your probably thinking why the fuss about the mess well I wasn't suppose to be in the craftroom yet!

now for the card which I think looks pretty good inside the small card is pictures of her beloved Donkeys that she loves.

I would like to enter it here: - Anything Goes - Anything Goes - Ribbons and Bows - Tie a Ribbon around it - Anything Goes - Anything Goes - pumpkin patch or anything fall - Anything Goes - Bling - Fall/Halloween - Autumn Breeze - Anything Goes - Fall Fun - Anything Goes

Monday, 15 October 2012

We're back ...............

Good evening everyone hope your all keeping well as One Stop Craft Challenge is back in play after a short well needed rest as well as a new face lift we have a few new faces too ( Hello new Teamies) why not pop over & say hello to them.
The Challenge is Heat Embossing and I think I hear whoops of joy but as you all know I have moved stuff around so much in my new house it is getting dizzy :) .... but yes I have found it ............. snook into my craft room to use it ( just don't tell the hubby). Our lovely Sponsor is A day for Daisies
Who have offered $16 voucher for one lucky person

Offering the very best quality of digital stamps, A Day For Daisies provides fun and whimsical digital images to aid in the creation of your pretty things! Perfect for, card making, scrapbooking, digital layouts, jewelry, embroidery, candle making, clothing, tiles, invitations, any project on your list!
To view a full line of over 1000 ADFD digital stamps see

Now for my card I have used

The SAMI image isn't she/he just tooo cute,
Marriane Die,
a re-cycled ribbon,
a little red bell
Card blanks from Which craft UK
embossed stamp from HOTP (freebie on a Mag)
Gems & string from stash.
Here is where I'm having a bit of fun with everyone else: - Anything Goes - Simply Cute Tic-Tac-Toe  (ribbon, Embossing & Digi) - Anything Goes - Shape up Anything Goes - Ribbon - Anything Goes

Monday, 1 October 2012

fancy a hop?

Fancy a blog hop then why not join in the fun over at  The Fox & Squirrel, they have some great give aways ant the DT are also giving away stuff too.
To celebrate The Squirrel and The Fox turning one year old, we are putting on a Blog Hop Extravaganza, with some amazing prizes donated by some amazing sponsors. Not only do we have prizes on this blog at the end of the hop, but you can also win a prize at each of the DT blogs too!

The rules are simple. Make your way through the hop, commenting on each of the DT blogs as you go. To be eligible to win the individual DT prizes, you must become a follower of the DT member, and to win any of the main prizes, you must be a follower of The Squirrel and The Fox.

Once you have made your way through the hop, come back here and enter your name via Mr Linky below to be in with a chance to win the below prizes. The DT members will draw one winner on each of their blogs too so there's lots of chances to win!

Wednesday, 26 September 2012

Karma ?...............

Hello everyone just thought I would do a little post without photo's, challenges & cards just an apology or two, it seems I've been walking on egg shells for so long now I think my Karma is OMELETTE'S. I need to say sorry to someone who might take me on my word & look at this blog and to anyone else I may have upset unknowingly, I love blogging and don't always have anything to say or show & it seems that this could effect you in the future also if I post a poorly looking pic of a card I'm sorry I use my phone which also effects your future in blogland. I started this blog to show my cards have a little fun with challenges but it sometimes erks people. I also have to say sorry if I seem abrupt that's not my way but I wont be walked over & I wont let other's be either, I may have gone on a bit & feel like saying sorry but that's all I seem to be doing these days .......................... so SOZ

Tuesday, 18 September 2012

Here we go .............. again

Well good morning everyone I hope you are all keeping well & in the pink, the title says it all we have had another busy week-end we had a little tea party for Grace so her Aunties & Taylor could see her to give her her presents. Tony has been a bit poorly with blood poisoning, and the BUILDERS are back for the last time........ I hope, I also hope all this work has been worth it here's one or two photo's before I get onto the challenge post.
My new Turn around & Taylor

Grace, Ewan & Taylor

Sorry I know it's boring but these three do not get to play very often so needs must & all that.
Now for the lovely challenge over at OSCC as many of you may know the challenge for this week is " Let's Bake a Cake" as always not a hard challenge, our lovely Sponsor is Bugaboo Digi Stamps.
Now for my card which also goes on because I want you to see I have used Acetate to float her & also 3D it too, pearls are from Hobby House & cut down, Papers are K&Co which is very old stash as is the ribbon.

I have a small confession the card on the OSSC blog wasn't finished (sorry) but the top pick is & this is where I'm challenging it: - Break out your Punch - Defying Gravity - Anything Goes - Celebrations - Anything Goes ........ They also have a Blog Hop - Pink & Green - C4C154 - Fancy Folds - Anything Goes - Anything Goes ............ sadly the last challenge - Bingo ( Gems,Pearls & ribbon) - Anything Goes - Always Anything Goes (must be digital/papercraft)

Tuesday, 11 September 2012

No Flowers

Good afternoon bloggers all around the globe what a wonderful week-end we have had this week with the weather, as I was saying in my last post we have been very busy taking advantage of the weather & having the Grand children for the night + friend first it was the park & back to ours for tea. Then Sunday it was over to the Sand Pit we was going to the Paddling Pool too but it was closed for cleaning out due to broken Glass which happens quite frequently due to some people thinking it would be fun to throw bottle into the pool, this makes my blood boil as it's for small children who can play safely in the water instead of the beach ( which is where we ended up).

Sorry I'm a bit late for this Challenge over at OSCC which is a really easy one it's NO FLORAL EMBELLISHMENTS what fun that's an easy one my Hubby said as did my Son maybe I should have challenge them to a card :) the lovely Sponsor this week is Fred She Said Designs

Well here is my card I hope you like it it's a Waterfall card, you can't beat some of the old favourites can you & I used all old craft stuff to make this card.

This is where I am challenging them: - Anything Goes - anything-goes - Writing - Anything Goes - More than one fold - No Flowers - More than one fold - Anything Goes - Multi Folds - More than one fold - Shaped cards

Quick, quick ............ slow

Well how is everyone one in my favourite land doing? Keeping well I hope things have been a bit hectic here with trying to get my craft room looking like one, I now have worktops with temporary legs & the Electricity was pumped into it today. I will give you a sneak peak hope you don't find it boring.

Monday, 20 August 2012

Busy Week Part 2

This is the second part of the post because I thought I might find a challenge or 2 to fit these posts both pieces have been altered the cage I just Gesso-ed it & put the leaves around, this necklace belonged to my son's Girlfriend Abby and it was the chain in the middle that was her's it started off as a Gaoler's Daughter Necklace (instruction from but thought it too long and added the middle chain, I thought it came out pretty good and my girls have tried to steal it so maybe it is ok.

I would just like to thank everyone who has taken time to come & visit me for the lovely comments and inspiration along the way.
This is where I am challenging it: