Friday, 13 December 2013

I think I'm back!

Sorry I have not been around of late I have been having a few problems with Google and my passwords which came about by getting a tablet for my birthday in October and trying to register it to Google. So I am going to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year now just in case I can't get back as I now have to try and get the password to go on my main computer. Take care everyone

Wednesday, 2 October 2013

To the Bride and Groom

Well hello everyone I hope you are all having a good day what is happening with the sky there is just nothingness about it, this is really the onset of Autumn, thank you all for your lovely comments I really do like to hear from you all and that means quite a lot. Today I thought I would share my second wedding card it too is based on a design I saw in March of this year on a challenge blog called Scrapping Everyday Miracles I love this layout I have used it quite a lot and there is one more to go of this design but they are all done differently this is made for a friends wedding and she wanted it based on Midnight blue the lady I made it for was really pleased with the result and yes I have been playing with the melt pot again.

For this card I have used:
Kaisercraft DP from Porcelain collection (precious P1164)
Pearls, cage and metal corner from the hobby house
Creative Expressions (Dreamy Sentiments) stamp
Wild Rose Mr and Mrs stamp
hand made heart
Flowers and bride and groom sentiment from my stash.
The butterfly is the oldest thing on this card it must be at least 3year old (oops)
This is where I have been inspired:

Thursday, 26 September 2013

Diamond Wedding

Firstly I would like to wish my Aunty and Uncle who have been married for 60 years can you imagine it what a great journey and tales they must have. Secondly I would like to say hello and thank you to everyone who visits me and leave such lovely comments, am I mad or what as I like the ones that bring you back down to earth too. I made this car for my Aunt and Uncle I didn't see them open it so I hope they liked it. I am either getting very tight (not spending any money) or I have got too much stuff so I used this Ribbon that I have had for months and the heart doiley is at least 2 years old just trying to remember when Dawn Bibby brought out these tiny Peel-offs out,  usually I steer clear of white on white but I came across this lady who inspired me enough to try it I hope she doesn't mine me taking this inspiration her name is Chrissey Stokes so here is my take on it:

I have used
Nellie Snellen's Heart Dies
Spellbinder's flower Dies
Cheery Lynn Dies
Peel offs
Ribbon and card from stash

and this is where I have been inspired: - pearls/or gems - Die cut flowers - NO coloured in images - use 2 hoarded items - roses - use a ribbon - make your own embellies - NO design papers

Wednesday, 18 September 2013

Minnie Mouse

This is one of the cards that has been keeping me busy I was asked for a card with Minnie Mouse on by my friend at work she thinks she's setting me challenges :) after I sort of went eeek I remembered my dust covered Cricut sitting in my cupboard (along with with all it's sister stuff), No problem says I then she says can you put this on it & that still no problem and the best part I didn't have to go running out to buy stuff as it was all in my stash and I darn t put an age on it either just that it's over a year! so here is what I came up with.

Inside (this is an Easel card)

For this card I have used:
Mickey Mouse and Friends Cricut cartridge
Silver Mirri
Card Candi from Craftwork cards
Ribbon from Mai flowers
Computer words
Spellbinders circle Die
DP from Docrafts.

This is where I have been inspired:

Minnie Magnets

Hello everyone I hope you are all keeping well thank you for all your lovely comments they are very welcoming, sorry I haven't been around just lately but I had some commissioned work to do and it was a little time consuming and I still have one or two left to do. I will share some of my favorites over the next few days, I will start with a couple (7) of magnets of different little girls that was a little challenging but well worth it.

For these I used
The smallest Oval from the Grand Nestabilities
Spellbinders lacy oval
Pearls from Hobby House.
This is where I've been inspired:

Wednesday, 28 August 2013

Live in the moment

Good evening everyone where ever in the world you are I hope you are all keeping well, I would like to thank you all for the lovely comments you have been leaving.
I have been a little busy doing cards for people and this is one of the wedding cards I was asked to do (only another 2 for this lady) she wanted it Vintage also a bit burlesque what she didn't tell me the bride was very arty which panicked me a bit, I hope this is what the bride likes. I have been playing with my stash of late although I have just bought a melting pot and I have been inspired big time by a lady called Liz Welsh what she does with Friendly plastic and the melt pot is a must to watch.
For this card I have used:
Stamps from
Tim Holtz Urban chic # CMSO86 (background to heart and Sentiment)
Making Memories (wings) # 31843
Pearls from Hobby House
Karantha Heart mould
Kaisercraft DP from Porcelain collection (precious P1164)
Spellbinder's Lattice Motif Die
Fantasy Film (Which might be at least 4 year old)
various embossing powders
Feathers and Lace from stash
Diamond glaze ( hi-lighted Rose and Bird)
Copic marker for Letters (was silver)

This is where I have been inspired: - Lace - 3 different embellies - Shabby and Vintage - animals - sketch - use pearls -Wedding or Love - any sentiment - LOC or Girlie - shabby chic/vintage - anything goes

Spots and Dots and a Goodbye

Well good morning everyone in blog land hope you are all keeping well I am still reeling over the news that OSCC is closing down and although I wasn't partaking in this challenge it only seemed fitting I should join Shelley and the Team in the FINAL challenge which is SPOTS and DOTS, the lovely sponsor is:

For this card I tried to do something that was using the sponsors papers and say goodbye to One Stop Craft Challenge at the same time because if Shelley hadn't given me the chance to challenge myself and others I would still be sat here watching, as I didn't think my work was good enough being my own worst critic and she proved me wrong. I have as you all know been pushing myself to try something different with craft stash and I have made this a digi card printing off the artwork and matting it onto a blank card so here is my card:

For this card I have used:
Sponsor freebie DP
OSCC Badge (used twice, one upside down for the border)
Craft Artist 2
Card blank, blue backing card
Flat back mini pearls from the Hobby House (my addiction)

This is where I'm challenging it: - use a digi image or paper - use pearls - spotty - anything goes - anything goes - LOC or girly theme - tear it to pieces

Tuesday, 6 August 2013

Simply keeping it simple

Hello everyone just a note to let you all know I am keeping well as I am hoping you all are too and another thank you to you all for your lovely comments, they are very special.

This week at OSCC the challenge is a very good one and some people including myself sometimes struggle with it (in fact I was going to miss out this challenge due to this fact) but I thought about it and realized that it doesn't have to be hard and can be fun too. I seemed to have wondered off the challenge which is being sponsored by the lovely Fred She Said and the challenge is     KEEP It SIMPLE 
So here is my card I don't think the recipe list has been so short!
for this card I have used the sponsor image - Paper Pricking Pattern - Frame and Florish
HOTP stamps,
Copic pens.
This is where I have been inspired:
LRSBC64 - anything goes - anything goes - clean and simple - anything goes - anything goes - use a square card - anything goes - anything goes - anything goes - anything goes

Saturday, 27 July 2013

Ribbon and Flowers

Hello everyone I would like to thank everyone who has left me some GREAT feed-backs over the last few months it is so kind of you. Wow has the weather been good or what? tomorrow we are going to Cleethorpes for the Air Show I'm like a 2 year old I'm so excited :) really can't wait to see the Red Arrows.
I don't know if you know but we have another brand new Sponsor over at OSCC and I wish I could par take in this challenge as I would love to win the prize as the Sponsor is keeping it as a SURPRISE so pop on over to see what our lovely Ladies have made and join in the fun. This weeks Sponsor is

So what can I say I have been playing again and this time instead of a card I have made a Key chain with the Sponsor image which is called "Wishing well Birdie" maybe I'll make a card later in the week as I'm not really happy with how it's turned out.
For this Project I have used:
Tim Holtz Key chain and Dangler chain
Water colour pencils
Shrink Plastic
Spellbinders Grand Oval Die
Gift box (from a previous Gift)
Assorted flowers and a Gem

This is where I have been inspired: -anything goes - any animal (must be Digi) - anything but a card - anything goes with ribbon - anything but a card - anything goes - die cuts

Monday, 22 July 2013

Make your own background

Happy Monday everyone hope you all had a great week-end I know I did we had the oldest 2 Grand children again this week-end (we must be doing something right!) it was lovely we went to Cleethorpes to watch the Parade they have decided to keep running, then we watched a film. On Sunday we mended stuff that they had found broken including a skip and hop that Grace had bought on Saturday, we then baked some cakes for the party at School on the Monday followed by a walk in the woods at the back of the park across the road from my house finished by a yummy Chicken dinner and Strawberry surprise then home. We had just left home when we saw my Daughter coming down the road with the Taylor our littlest Grand son so we had to get back for him as he sleeps every Sunday until tea time Mondays as both Parents work full time.

Now on to our lovely Challenge at OSCC in case you didn't know it's just for fun this week and no Sponsor we just thought it would be fun to see what you came up with by making your own BACKGROUND I was racking my brain to what I could do, do I stamp and glitter or add Micro powders? Do I draw it, Paint it then the light bulb went on lets try that Embossing and Waxing technique I also thought about trying something called triptych so let me know what you think.

For this card I have used:
Kanban Roses from the Hobby House
Spellbinders Fancy Tags
Rangers Distressing ink (on edges of frame and Green DP)
First Edition Paper First Edition - New Leaf and these
Here is where I have been inspired: - Fancy Folds - anything but a square - fancy folds - anything goes - anything but a card - anything goes - Inky Fingers - anything goes - Emboss it - anything goes - anything goes

Monday, 15 July 2013

Wish you where here......

Well I think Summer is here and that my card for this week is very fitting to the weather but before I go onto that I would like to thank everyone for their support and lovely comments, I hope you all had a good week-end we went to see my newest family member our little Poppy I can't believe she has changed so much she really is a little doll.
Well let's go to the challenge over at OSCC who is a NEW sponsor to us and this is the first time I have worked with these stamps (I hope I have done them justice)


Store Bio
Hello everyone! Sonia Kertznus here, owner/designer at SKdigis.  SKdigis are digital images and illustrations digitized at 300 dpi for perfect crisp print, saved in .jpg and .png formats, perfect for card makers, scrap bookers and crafters in general. Visit SKdigis to learn more about us and join our monthly linking party where you can have chances to win SKdigis too. 
So do you see what i meant when I said it was fitting to the weather? I know I say it every week but I do hope you like the card, I have tried a few techniques that I haven't done for a good few years they are masking, stamping (2nd generation). I also used my spray to do the sea sand and sky (I used my Letraset airbrush) with my copic pens.
For this card I have used:
Sponsor image - Beach Umberella
Copic pens
Grand oval dies
drink and fruit stickers - stash
DP and chipboard embellies - 
Stamps - clear impressions
Lazy day ticket - Hobby House (from Sailor Crew Card Making Kit)

This is where I have been inspired:

Sunday, 7 July 2013

Anything Goes at OSCC

Good evening I hope you have all enjoyed your week-end I know most people in the UK have had due to the wonderful weather we have had although they say it's going to get cooler towards the middle of the week. I have had a lovely week-end with the Grand Children we started out with a tip to the School fair and came home with a hoard of toys on the way home my Grandson Ewan announced he was HAPPY, we also spent a lot of time at Cleethorpes starting with a visit to the sand pit and tea out then Sunday morning a walk along the beach which was quite busy. We also had an ice cream and a trip on the Lollypop Express along the beach and went to see the Scooter Rally that had been on all week-end, lunch on the grass and finally home.

This week-end over at OSCC see's a new challenge and this one is just for fun it's a favourite for everyone ANYTHING GOES please feel free to come and join in the fun with us, the Teamies have done an excellent job.
Here is my card I hope you like it It's a Stepper card it has a Mo Manning image on it and doesn't it make you want to float around on a sailing bout in this weather:
Stepper card blank from Which Craft UK,
Everything on this card is from Hobby House 
The Hobby House Sailor Crew Card Making Kit
Red flatback pearls from the Hobby House
String for Reef knot from my stash

 Here is where I have been Inspired: - red, white and blue - your flag colours - red,white and blue - more than 1 fold - Heavy metal - Shape up - rock the red,white and blue - Anything goes - cute as a button - red,white and blue - red,white and blue - "F is for....!"w/a Mo Manning image - red,white and blue - Shaped card .... No square or rectangle

Wednesday, 3 July 2013

Add a Tag ......

Hello everyone I'm sorry it's half way through the week before I blogged but everything has been going mad here we had a lovely week-end weather wise Saturday was Armed Forces Day, it seems everyone turned out for it but by the time we had finished work got changed and went down to the beach it had finished. So after a short stroll along the beach went home to enjoy the rest of the sunshine only to get a call to say that our new Mummy was in Hospital and she is still in it's been really worrying for us all as we haven't been able to pop down to see her yet due to work commitments.

This week-end was the start of a new challenge at OSCC  the challenge is ADD a TAG and as usual it's not a hard task only for me as I don't do Tags they are one of my worst nightmares as I never know what to do with one, but I think I may have pulled this one out of the bag, I saw a show on Create and Craft with Mel were she made a tag I thought I liked it so much I would have a go mine was done on MDF blank that I got off my friend Sue ( you really should pop over and see her) were her's was done on card. Our lovely Sponsor this week is Fred She Said

 but I am still without a printer and had to go without a sponsored image I hope you like what I have done with the tag.
For this tag I have used:
An  MDF blank tag shape ( thanks sue)
Various papers that have been in my stash for ever,
A black Copic pen for the edges
The inchy was also one of Sue's,
A Marianne Butterfly Die
and the Ribbon was off something from Thornton's.

This is where I have been inspired: - Anything Goes - Butterflies - Anything but a Card - Anything Goes - Don't be Square - Anything Goes - Things with wings - Anything Goes

Friday, 21 June 2013

Please meet Baby Poppy

Good morning everyone I hope the weather is being kind to you all we have had some lovely weather of late pity it's not forecast to be so good this week-end, but I think we may be going to Nottingham to meet our new Grand-Daughter Poppy who was born Thursday evening weighing a healthy 6lbs 6ozs we just can't wait to meet her and I reckon her Brother and Sister will be breaking their necks to get there.

And here she is 

 with Grace
 with Ewan

For a Friend at OSSC

Hello everyone yes we are back at OSSC we have had a short break but are back refreshed and ready to go I was unfortunately laid up with a cracked big toe and infection and was unable to put any weight  on it for a while I'm back at work but it still twangs a bit at the end of my shifts, just wait until you see the great work the teamies have done I haven't got a printer at the moment it has gone on strike. We have the pleasure to work with the lovely Patties Creations again and her images are so sweet.

Here is my card I hope you like it for this card I have used:
Hobby House Spring and Love me Paper collection,
Hobby House Mo Manning Best Friend Toppers,
Hobby House Sting Pearl collection,
Hobby House self adhesive Pearls,
Hobby House large roses and The Works small Roses,
Hobby House Decorative Swirls,
Fibres from my stash
Tattered Rose Distressing pad,
Rub on sentiments.

This is where I have been inspired: - anything goes - pink and green - flowers galour - Die cuts - dots and stripes - teen cards - more than one fold - Anything Goes - Bingo - Spots and Stripes - Spots and stripes - anything goes

Wednesday, 5 June 2013

a Gift for Grace

Good morning I hope everyone is ok in blog land we here are just Peachy as they say and I hope that stands right with you too, do you know last year I had a bumble bee nest in my garden under a footpath next to my Greenhouse ok I thought they are only here til September then they go off....... NO today I found another nest in another part of the garden. The thing is you cannot kill the bees as we need them for so many things and they don't bother you either I love them but rather they get stood on I have to put a bottle crate over them to keep them safe.  Yesterday I had another play in the craft room with the intention to make something different and this is what I made, I made this for my Grand Daughter Grace who is 7 going on 30 and I'm sure you know what I mean with the kids of today.
for this I used:
A heart shaped box from Tesco,
A butterfly from the Works,
2 Ladybirds from Grimsby Crafts,
Pink string Pearls from Running with Scissors (will be in to see you soon Tracey for some more),
Ribbon and Lace from my stash,
Bassil card,
Flowers from Wilko's,
White pearl flourishes from The Hobby House.

This is where I have been Inspired: - Anything but a card - Anything Goes - No Patterned Paper - Haberdashery Items - Anything Goes - For the Kids - Use Ribbon or Lace - Dust off your old supplies - Anything with Wings - Anything Goes - BINGO - Butterflies and Bugs - Use Flowers - Anything but a Card - Anything Goes with Ribbon - Any Winged Creature

Monday, 3 June 2013

Vintage Rose

Happy Monday hope you are all well the weather here is now beginning to resemble SUMMER yes the words that make people smile, Sympathies also go out to the Victims and their families of the latest Tornado just in case you are all wondering what is happening over at OSCC well we are on a bit of a break. There is no need to panic though as wee are only away for a few weeks due to Shelley having  Family commitments, I hope all goes well Shelley.
So seeing as I'm not making a card this week-end I thought I would turn my hand to something different for a change, I have so much odds and ends Jewelery making wise and as it's just made it's way to the craft room I just had to make something so here they are let me know what you think, I think the colour of this is Antique Gold and the main bit of the necklace was re-cycled from an old one.

This is where I have been Inspired: - Anything Goes ........ NEW BLOG - Anything but a Card - Dust off your Old Supplies - Flowers/Roses - Anything Goes - Anything Goes - Always Anything Goes - Anything Goes - Use Metal - All that Glitters - Show us what you got - Anything Goes - Shabby Chic - Flowers - Anything Goes - Re-cycle - use your scraps - Anything Goes - Anything Goes ........... NEW BLOG

Sunday, 26 May 2013

Furry Friends @ OSCC

Hello everyone I hope you are all well. Well what is going on with the weather? we think we have it bad here but we must think about the victims of Oklahoma and include them in our Prayers.

This week-end is the start of another great challenge over at OSCC as you know it can be a card, Tag, ATC layout or gift just as long as it includes a furry friend. The lovely sponsor for this weeks challenge is:

What a great prize and here is my card, I hope you like it:
 I have used
Sponsor Image "Super Rog"
Dovecraft papers which I love for mens cards I don't know the name as I have had them for years,
Stepper card from Every crafts a pound,
Copic pens,
Metalic pearls from Hobby House
Stamps are a freebie from a craft mag.

This is where I have been inspired: - HIMCR99 Fathers Day

Saturday, 18 May 2013

Anything Goes with Kenny K

Hello everyone what sort of Week-end are we going to get this week I wonder? I'm expecting a fairly quiet one here, the only child we'll see will be Taylor when he comes to sleep and he's no bother.
At work we was getting ready for a re-launch of the store so there was a lot of stress from the Managers a little excitement of how it would go, the the big day came the Store was ready Staff all dressed in their new uniforms (mine Chef's shirt, trilby and Orange apron) and looks like I'll be getting it for a while "you've been Tango'd". Sorry when off it then so the big day is here and they opened the doors as normal NO Ant and Dec NO ribbon to cut just a normal trading day, what a let down .......... BUT we did get a free buffet.

We have the challenge that everyone loves this week-end over at OSCC along with one of my favourite Sponsors yes it's ANYTHING GOES and the lovely Sponsor is KENNY K


So here is my card for this I have used:
 a Pre-coloured Kenny K image from the Hobby House (Madison Attitude)
 DP from Craftwork Cards (retired I think)
Flower ribbon, beige bows, 14mm Rhinestone Sparklers - Paradise Crystal. (all from Hobby House)
Flowers and Gems from my stash
A3 card (makes 2 cards)

This is where I have been inspired - Anything Goes

Monday, 13 May 2013

All that Glitters and some Wild Rose

Happy Monday everyone did you all have a good week-end? I know we did after a manic day at work we picked the eldest two Grand children up for an overnight stay, then we went to the Magic Kingdom in Cleethorpes. The day was a bit chilly for the kids to play out and the weather wasn't that good for the Bar-b-q we had planned for Gran dad's Birthday tea so improvised to oven instead, then the youngest Grandchild came to sleep Sunday as I look after him on a Monday so here I am today doing my blog while the little fella plays cars.
Have you all seen the new Challenge over at OSCC it's one everyone likes no not Anything Goes but adding Glitter and we also have a New Sponsor too.

So don't be shy please come and join in the FUN

Here is my card I hope you like it although I think there is a lot of glitter.
For this card I have used:
Cheap Kids Glitter card,
Lace from Grimsby Crafts,
Gems from stash,
Nellie Die and Spellbinders circle Die,
Pink matting card and Purple base card,
3 Pink star gems
Glamour Dust Glitter
DP's and chipboard toppers are the Candy Floss collection from Wild Rose. 

This is where I'm inspired: - My Sentiments Exactly - No Squares - Color Dare #42 - Hollyhock, Blush, & Cotton Candy - Tic-Tac-Toe - Girly Girl - Use a Digi image or LOC Theme - G for Glitter and Gems - Angels and Fairies - Anything Goes - Girly Birthday - Sparkle and Shine - Pretty in pink - Ribbon and Lace - Girls Aloud - Use Lace - Anything Goes - Bling - Lets Sparkle - Mother's Day or Pink

Saturday, 4 May 2013

Feel like a little Flower Power?

Don't fall over please yes it's Saturday and I'm blogging I hope everyone is alright and enjoying the good weather, I think Spring has finally sprung.
Well as I said it's Saturday and the new Challenge has started on OSCC  the theme is very fitting with the season which is FLOWER POWER we are also being sponsored by the lovely Bearly Mine Designs

The Lucky winner will get
Please do visit our kind sponsors store, you will find another challenge, some lovely freebies and other digital images and papers.
 Now for my card and for once I went with the plan I saw in my minds eye I hope you like it.
 I have printed 2 sheets of the papers off ( Using Floral Breeze Sample from
May 2012 ) cut out the bottom left flowers and postcard out and also top right flowers the layered them up. I put a little slit on the bottom sheet next to the flowers at the top and bottom then threaded some lace through it and wrapped it around the edge, I added 2 teardrop gems, 4 roses and a sentiment.
This is where I have been inspired: