Sunday, 4 December 2016

Christmas flowers

It is time for our December challenge over at
and this one is all about 
********Floral Fancies********

We are sponsored by
and look at the wonderful prize!

For my card I used stamps from
Creative Expressions calls Holly
Momenta Ink
and coloured with
I used Tim Holtz distress ink Mustard Seed to ink round the edges

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I put the tree up and all the other decorations and I am absolutely pooped!
Why is Christmas such hard work!!
It is nice to have those little lights twinkling again though lol.
My white tree looks gorgeous and I stuck to red and white with little cherry red lights! Might post a pick later.

So remember you must do floral and it must be centre stage on your card!!
Thanks for dropping by and be sure to check out our challenge at
for lots of inspiration!

Wednesday, 30 November 2016

Winter cutie!

A quick Christmas card!

Stamp - Swalk from Crafters Companion
Papers - Nitwits and red card
Embellishments - glitter
Medium - promarkers

Love this little stamp and this is its first outing!

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Back to cold and frosty here again. I have my tree bought, baubles and berry lights so will hopefully get it all put up this weekend. Grandkids are getting excited! Kids really do make Christmas!!
Right nose back to the grindstone before I log off for the night.
Thanks for dropping by.

Wednesday, 23 November 2016

Christmas candles

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I'm posting a card with tee light candle box attached and a gift bag to put them in.

Image - Digi Stamp Boutique
Papers - Nitwits and red card
Embellishments - ribbon, glitter
Medium - coloured with promarkers

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Well its cold and frosty here so the fire is lit and the heating has been on so I'm warm as toast lol.
I'm getting in the mood for Christmas now and want to get myself a new Christmas tree and decorations. I've had the same tree for at least 20 years so I think I due an update. Was thinking of going for a white tree. Anyone else got one and do you like it? What colour baubles did you put on it?
Keep warm, or for Chrissy in New Zealand, keep cool lol.

Friday, 11 November 2016

Season to the jolly...

Happy Friday!

I'm sharing another Christmas card I made

Image - LOTV 
Papers - Nitwits
Embellishments - wooden snowflake, which I texture painted, gem
Medium - promarkers

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I've had a day of crafting, nice and leisurely for a change! Getting through my orders nicely but not near ready to start anything for myself! Shop bought ones again me thinks.
Weather is supposed to be warm and sunny tomorrow (well warm for November lol) so I'll probably be out scooping up the remains of Autumn from my garden. The leaves are flying about everywhere with the wind today so hopefully them will be well emptied! Its a hard job but I secretly enjoy it, just don't tell the rest of them lol.
Have a great weekend, whatever you are up to!

Sunday, 6 November 2016

Christmas greetings

Our challenge theme this month over at
Christmas Greetings
So show us your Christmas cards with a stamped image and  a Christmas greeting!
We are sponsored by

One lucky winner will receive a £35 to spend at their store!!

For my card I went with a religious theme
Items used:
 WOJ stamp, star stamp, Tattered lace Die, Marianne leaf die, Tattered lace holly embossing folder
Nitwits flowers and image was coloured with promarkers.

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Its freezing cold here today but the sun is shining so that's a bonus.
I'm doing the usual cleaning, ironing and crafting today so nothing exciting though I did notice there are a few Christmas movies on today (sad I know but I do love a good romantic Christmas movie lol)
Have a nice day and be sure to drop over to Stamping Sensations and check out my amazing design team girls creations, sure to get you motivated to enter this month!!

Thursday, 3 November 2016


So I've started Christmas serious this month and hope to get a lot made.
This is one using the cute digi stamp from LOTV.
Papers - Nitwits
Embellishments - cut out flowers, paper bow and penguin from Nitwits
Medium - promarkers
I am entering this into
Passion for ProMarkers - include  a bird (penguin ie flightless bird)

It's got very cold over here, seriously thinking of light the fire!!
And the dark nights, don't get me started!! Roll on spring lol.
My Grandkids are due round very shortly for a wee visit. I had them on Tuesday evening and the little one sunk his teeth into my arm and actually drew blood lol. Another little phase he will have to get out of soon!!

Thursday, 27 October 2016

Baby love

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Got my Magnolia baby stamp out for this card.
Image - Baby Tilda
Papers - Nitwits
Embellishments - butterfly die, daisy punch, handmade flowers, ribbon, bows, lace, pearls, glitter
Medium - memento ink and promarkers

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Finished my antibiotics now and feeling much better! Grandkids are all better now too and tonight we are heading out to watch the fireworks for Halloween down at our local lakes.
Kids will enjoy it, I'm sure lol.
Have a good night whatever you are up to!

Friday, 21 October 2016

Gone fishing....


Posting a card I made for a budding fisherman/boy!
Image - Crafty Sentiments Designs
Papers and frame - Nitwits gone fishing
Medium - promarkers

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Well I am lying low at the minute as I have picked up a nice lung infection. Well it's not really nice! I'm on antibiotics but I am weak as water and even off my food lol, must be bad! Hopefully I will pick up over the next few days. Have a great weekend and thanks for dropping by.

Friday, 14 October 2016

Chapter in your life

Friday afternoon, taking a wee break from housework to share one of my makes.
This is my first attempt at making a book card and I am really pleased with the outcome.
It was make for a little boy's Christening Day.

I used lots of dies from various companies:
Marianne, Tonic, Marianne, Tattered Lace,  Spellbinders and a bunch of gorgeous flowers and leaves from Wild Orchid Crafts.
Papers are from Daisie Company.
I also used beautiful ribbon from Crafty Ribbons, and lots of pearls.
Hope you like it.

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We are having a little birthday tea for my mother-in-law tonight. So I have been cleaning and cooking all afternoon. Was hoping my Grandkids would be here but the poor wee pets are both sick.
Have a great weekend and thanks for dropping by.

Sunday, 9 October 2016

Party time

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Birthday Boy!

Image - Bugaboo
Papers - Nitwits
Medium - promarkers

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Sunday again, where did that week go?? It's been  busy one catching up on housework and crafting (do we ever really catch up?) Car had to go into garage, it had started making a loud knocking noise, seriously thought there was someone locked in the boot lol. But it turned out to be the back brakes! So bill was not as bad as we were expecting!! I have another pile of housework and ironing to catch up on, a bit of tidying around the garden and then some crafting. Have a great day and hope its more exciting than mine!!

Sunday, 2 October 2016

Autumn has arrived...

It's time for our October Challenge over at STAMPING SENSATIONS and this month it's all about


Our fabulous sponsor is 

and the lucky winner will receive this fabulous prize

For my design team card I came up with this.

Stamps - Our Daily Bread
Ink - Memento
Paper - orange card from stash
Medium - promarkers and chalks
Quote - Word Art Wednesday
I printed the quote then I stamped the corner stamp and coloured with promarkers, stamped the butterfly another two times and 3d'd (is that a word lol) it again on the corner and in the opposite corner. Finished with some chalked clouds and personalised it.

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Well I had a great time at my sister Ursula's over in Wales and she and her daughter Emma flew back with us to stay a few days over here in my older sister Fionnuala's house. We were all out partying last night at my Aunt's 50 wedding anniversary party and today they are all coming round for dinner. By Monday I will be ready to lie down lol. We have had a great week. We actually got to meet up with my two brothers in Wales as they made a surprise visit. First time we have all been together from our Mum died. So great to make some nice memories!!
I have the heating on here this morning, bright but chilly!! Autumn has officially arrived so be sure and get out those lovely colours and make a card for our challenge!!
Thanks for dropping by.

Monday, 26 September 2016

Two of a kind

I'm sharing a card I made for little twins 1st Birthday.
Image - Mo's digital pencil
Papers - Nitwits
Embellishments - ribbon
Medium - promarkers

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I am flying over to Wales today with my big sister to visit my little sister and will be there till Thursday night. So looking forward to it as we haven't been together in a long time!
Watch out Wales, here comes trouble lol.
Have a great week!

Thursday, 15 September 2016

Great to be eight!

Top 5 Passionista Blinkie

On sharing a card using digi stamp from Saturated Canary.
Its sad that their doors are going to close but they do have a few yearly options for their stamps.
I have bought quite a large selection of them, knowing they would be closing soon (tomorrow I think).
Image - Saturated Canary
Papers - from my stash (yah me)
Medium - promarkers
Embellishments - embossing star board, star punch

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So I am off out for a meal and catch up with my two best and oldest girlfriends. Not sure they will like to hear the oldest bit though lol. We catch up a few times a year and our last outing was cancelled due to illness so we might be out a while tonight lol.
Have a good one and thanks for dropping by.

Friday, 9 September 2016

First day at school...

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For a little girl starting nursery!

Image - Mo's Digital Pencil too
Papers - Nitwits
Medium - promarkers
Embellishments - crayon border, brick style letters

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I spent a lot of today making a book style card, my very first one, and am really pleased with the finished result. I enjoyed it so much I went and ordered more lovely flowers from Wild Orchid! Shhhh! don't tell anyone! Well it was a miserable day and I have curbed my spending so much this year I thought I deserved a wee treat!
Heading to the seaside tomorrow, to fill up on diesel and blow some cobwebs away. Lets hope the weather cheers up a wee bit. Enjoy your weekend and thanks for dropping by.

Thursday, 8 September 2016

The high chair!

I really do have a wonky eye! I have been trying to take photos in different places now that the darker evenings (or days for that matter) or setting in. It's not bad even at this angle lol.

Image - The Paper Shelter
Papers - Nitwits and wonderful windows cd
Embellishments - ribbon
Medium - promarkers

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A quick post for me and on a Thursday evening, not bad eh!
My Grandkids are back from holidays and are on their way to see me :)
We are having a bit of a heatwave but without the sun! Its so close, like stepping off the plane in a foreign country and very hard to stick. The next minute its raining! Nights are hot and sweaty so very little sleep which is leaving me like a zombie during the day lol. Gives the kids a laugh if nothing else!
Will catch up with you all later, I hear the patter of tiny feet approaching!!

Sunday, 4 September 2016

One for the boys

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The September  challenge has started over at STAMPING SENSATIONS and this month its 

********One for the Boys********

Is this one we all struggle with, maybe but you can make a card for a baby, boy, teen, man, grandpa....the list is endless so hopefully you will find a stamp that make it an easy challenge :)

Our prize this months is a super collection of Hero Arts stamps.


For my card I pulled out my old faithful Flippin  stamps!
I created a little scene for him using Nitwits papers and embellishments and added his name and birthday wish and number.
He has been coloured with  promarkers, cut out and raised onto the scene.

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So off you go and get those boy card ready!
I have been having a clear out of my wooden stamps. OMG I have so many, all from my early days of crafting. I have donated a bagful to hubby for his P5 kids to play with and another bag full for one of my customers little girls to play with and I still have two more sections to get through....HELP!
Right I'm off to do some housework and ironing and finish giving some furniture its final coat of chalk paint. My Grandkids will be home from their holidays late tonight so hopefully have them round for a visit on Tuesday.
Enjoy your week.