Wednesday, 1 July 2015

Matchstick cats and dogs.....

Card for a newly qualified vet!
Image - Time for Tea
Papers - Nitwits
Embellishments - card candi, tag, paw print ribbon from Crafty Ribbons
Medium - promarkers
I am entering this into

Its a gorgeous day here, very hot though nice and cool in my craft room lol. I am working away trying to get cleared up in case we pick up a nice holiday but the world is looking very small for tourists at the minute!!!
I will be back on Sunday with my July Stamping Sensations  card so hope to see you then but will be catching up on blogs between now and then.

Sunday, 28 June 2015

Shutter....another birthday!

Morning everyone. Its a cloudy, blustery start over here, nothing new then!!
Hope you are enjoying your weekend?
My card today was made for my s-i-l's birthday using my new shutter die from Tattered Lace. I was a bit disappointed at the size, quite small, and was expecting it to use a full a4 page but I suppose I could double it up to extend the width. It was good fun to work with, love the ease of getting the layers done but when it came to decorating was hard to find a space for a good size image :(
Anyway here's my shopping list and the blogs I am entering

Image - Digi stamp boutique
Papers - K & Company
Medium - promarkers
Embellishments - from Nitwits, punched flowers, card candi
Sentiment - from magazine

Entering into
Digi stamp boutique - June challenge

Have a bit of housework to do then ironing then crafting.
Hope you have a nice day planned and thanks for stopping by.
I really do love to read your comments.

Friday, 26 June 2015

Trio of love!

Sorry its been so long since I posted yet again. Don't when I will be back to posting every day but hopefully soon.
This card was a request from a young boy for his Mum from himself and his little brother and sister. How nice is that!
I used three images to look like the kids.
Images - Tiddly Inks, Crafty Sentiments, Digi stamp boutique
Papers - Nitwits
Embellishments - cut out flowers,frame, faux buttons
Medium - coloured with promarkers

I would like to enter this into

Well I am still crafting away, loads of cards to be made yet. Weather is rotten, warm but wet! School finishes on Tuesday so will have hubby about the house, takes a bit of getting used to lol.
Hope all is well with you all. Thanks for stopping by to visit such a bad blogger!

Thursday, 18 June 2015

Baby's day out!

It's my turn over at STAMPING SENSATIONS to show a project using my least favourite colour and this is it GREEN!
Don't know why, just know its usually the last colour I reach for.
For my card I used a Stampavie stamp called Happy Family, the papers are from my large GREEN stash along with some card candi and ribbon. The sentiment is a stamp from a set I must have got free with a magazine at some stage as there are no markings on them. I coloured it with promarkers.

I would like to enter this into


We have ended up with a gorgeous day here but it hasn't been the best of weeks.
My husband lost a cousin to cancer this week, he was only 54 and has 6 kids left without their Dad. So sad!! My little Grandson is having a few problems at the minute, I won't go into any detail at the minute, but we are very worries and if any of you pray please include him in your prayers. I will be forever grateful.
I hope things are going better for you all and thanks for dropping by.
If you get the chance please pop over and join our challenge at STAMPING SENSATIONS which is all about dies and punches and of course STAMPING!

Wednesday, 10 June 2015

One man and his.....

One for the boys this time.
This was made for a farmer who loves his blue tractor.

Image - Mo's Digital Pencil too
Papers - Nitwits
Medium - coloured with promarkers
Embellishments - 3d hen and sunshine from Nitwits

I am entering this into

We had such a beautiful day today, felt like summer! Supposed to change again on Friday so I will be enjoying a bit of sunshine for definite tomorrow!
Thanks for dropping by.

Sunday, 7 June 2015

Shh! Baby boy sleeping.....

Good morning everyone. Sorry for the top heavy post of photos but wanted to show this from all angles lol.
Our challenge for the month of June at
is all about dies and punches!
And just look at the fab prize up for grabs.

For my box card I used a lot of flower dies from spellbinders and Die'sire essentials dies.
The stamp is from Crafters Companion, papers are from an older craft kit from Kanban.
I coloured the baby with promarkers, added brads to my flowers and a bit of glitter here and there.

I would like to enter this into

Hope you get time to join in for a chance to win that great prize from TONIC!
Weather started off lovely here but those clouds are slowly creeping back in. I am longing for some summer weather!! Still wearing a fleece jacket over here!!
Hope your day and your weather is better than mine!

Thursday, 4 June 2015

Is there a nurse in the house?

I spotted this great sketch over at Tuesday morning sketches and knew it would work perfectly for this particular card! This is much brighter in real life, but the light here sucks today.
(Have posted a brighter image of my card)

Image - Aliciabel
Papers - Nitwits
Medium - promarkers
Embellishments -  stars, ribbon

I am entering this into

Back again already, miracles or what. Nothing much happened since my last post so I won't bore you with my daily activities lol.
Have a great weekend. I will be back either tomorrow or Sunday hopefully.

Wednesday, 3 June 2015

One for the Dads

Chocolate, Coffee & Cards Challenges

Won't be long until Father's Day so I have made a start on some card designs.
This is one for a gardener.
Image - Bugaboo
Papers - Nitwits
Medium - promarkers, chalks
Embellishments - hearts, faux ribbon and buttons

I am entering this into

I'm having a very busy week. Lots of little trips about. Had doctor on Monday, dentist on tuesday, hairdressers today, Mother in laws hairdressers tomorrow and had grandkids on Monday and Tuesday. But still managed to get some crafting done lol.
We are having very cold weather like a lot of you but fingers crossed it has to break today/tomorrow, if you can believe the weather men! Keep wanting to sort my winter clothes away but no mission at the minute. Enjoy the rest of the week and thanks for dropping by.

Thursday, 28 May 2015

Best friends...

A birthday card for a young girl who loves animals!
Image - Sugar Nellie Stamp
Papers - Nitwits
Embellishments - flowers, gems
Medium - coloured with promarkers

I would like to enter this into

Yesterday was my birthday and I had a lovely day, with lots of birthday wishes, cards and pressies. I did spend a lot of the day in the car as we had our son home to attend the pro am in Newcastle which is a 45 min drive from our house and another half hour to get to airport and then back again! Exhausting but very exciting for him. He was caddying along with Graeme McDowell and met loads of other famous golfers.

After all that excitement we had the rest of the family round for a nice piece of chocolate cake provided by my lovely daughter Charlie. I got lots of cuddles from my two wee Grandsons and seeing a card with Granny on it is so strange lol!
Catch you all later.

Sunday, 24 May 2015

Tis the season!

this card was chosen in the Top 3!

The wedding season that is lol.
I picked up this lovely image from Tiddly Inks recently and just love it.
Image - Tiddly Inks
Papers - Nitwits with this ring
Embellishments - 3d cake, flowers, glitter
Medium - coloured with promarkers

I would like to enter this into
In the Pink - faux stitching (very faint in photo but its there round image)

Back to rotten dull weather after a beautiful day yesterday. Lots of housework and clearing room for wardrobes today so catch you all later.

Friday, 22 May 2015

Busy busy.....

Morning bloggers. Imagine me getting to post on a Friday lol.
I made this card for my lovely daughter in law for her Birthday yesterday.
With two little ones she always has her arms full lol.

Image - KennyK
Papers - coloured card from crafters companion
Embellishments - card candi
Sentiment - from Boofle cd
Medium - coloured with promarkers and chameleon pens

I would like to enter this into

The house is very quiet at the minute as my daughter is away to London for a few days break, hubby is at work, so just me and the dog. We have sliding wardrobes arriving on Monday so that knocks our bank holiday escape on the head but we have been waiting for 8 weeks on these things arriving so just glad to get the room finally finished. Hope you have something nicer planned for the weekend and hopefully the weather will cheer up!

Tuesday, 19 May 2015

Glamour and glitz!

Quick post, feeling very guilty for neglecting my blog but needs must :(
This is one I made for a 30th birthday.
Image - stamping Bella
Papers - Nitwits
Embellishments - flowers, gems
Medium - coloured with promarkers and chameleon markers

I would like to enter this into

Still busy here at my end. Will be back to minding grandkids a few nights a week soon which will be lovely but strange lol. Sean is into everything except his toys lol. Tom is a wee darling and growing like a leek! I so wish we could get some descent weather though and the forecast for this summer is bleak apparently. Fingers crossed as my garden is well neglected!!
Hope you are all well, I will pop round and check up on you all this evening.

Friday, 8 May 2015

For a special Mum

I have a card today which I made for Mother's Day a while back but never got to post it.
This was made for a little boy and girl to give to their Mum.

Images - saturated canary
Papers - free in Tattered Lace magazine
Embellishments - panorama dies from tattered lace, rose embossing folder, card candi, glitter, faux stitching, ribbon
Medium - coloured with promarkers

I would like to enter this into
                                                        Pile it on - mother's day/lady

Good evening to you all. We have rotten weather here today. Really dark and wet! We have a cold doing the rounds in the house and I'm trying to keep away from them all lol.
Tomorrow is First Holy Communion day for the school my hubby works in so I'll maybe do a bit of craft in the morning or housework lol then head out for the day!
Hope you all have something nice planned. Thanks for stopping by.

Sunday, 3 May 2015

Big bloom

Time for our May challenge over at STAMPING SENSATIONS and this time its


We have a brilliant prize from our lovely sponsors at CRAFTY INDIVIDUALS
The winner will receive £35 to spend with!

So for my card I pulled out a few stamp sets
The bloom is from Woodware coloured with promarkers
I used Paperartsy tops and tails 3 stamp for the grass and flowers and the little butterfly all coloured with promarkers and lined the back of the images with a piece of pink card from my stash. It was finished off with some candi, gems and pearls and a little bow!

I would like to enter this into

Hope you get time to join us this month, definitely worth it for that prize and if you need some inspiration be sure and drop by Stamping Sensations and check out the design team creations, they are a talented bunch!

I got a lovely new follower this week! Welcome to my blog Sandma's Handmade Cards and thanks for following me!!

Wednesday, 29 April 2015

Guest Designer

I was invited to be one of the guest designers over at Crafting By Designs for the month of May and of course I said yes! Be sure and pop over as they have two lovely sponsors and a whole month to enter the challenge!

My card was made for a young man to give to his girlfriend on her 18th Birthday.
He gave me a photo of the couple and asked me to do a  cartoon version of them!!
Luckily I found this lovely couple over at  Some Odd Girl which suited them perfectly!

Image - Some Odd Girl
Papers - Nitwits
Embellishments - hand cut flowers, hearts, faux buttons
Medium - Coloured with promarkers and chameleon pens

I would like to enter this into

Another crazy week in the O'Hagan household! I had my son's birthday, then my daughter's birthday and lots of visits to my new Grandson. On top of that I am bogged down with orders so life is rushing past me at an almighty speed!! Hope all is going well for you lot. One more week of urgent orders and things should slow down for me.

Friday, 24 April 2015

Dance little lady dance....

Finally getting to post something!! Will explain below where I have been lol.
This was made for a young girl who loves music and dance.
Image - Paper Shelter
Papers - Nitwits 'on a high note'
Medium - coloured with promarkers
Embellishments - faux paper tearing, faux embossed notes

I would like to enter this into

Well its been a while from I last posted and since then our darling new Grandson has arrived.
He came a week early weighing in at 7lb15oz and he has been named
Tom Myles O'Hagan
The Myles is after my late Dad, so very chuffed with that.
He is the picture of his big brother but is changing every day.
I will get a nice picture up soon.
Hope you have all been well while I have been missing. I will pop round over the weekend and do a catch up.
Thanks for dropping by.

Wednesday, 8 April 2015

First Communion stepper

quick view of inside.

I get quite a lot of requests at this time of the year for First Communion cards so I try to create something a little bit different each year and this is what I came up with this year.
Image - Aliciabel digi stamp
Papers - digital andsilver card
Medium - promarkers
Embellishments - tattered lace dies, spellbinder dies, marianne dies, ribbon, pearls

I would like to enter this into

We are having glorious weather at the minute but my husband and me are busy decorating our daughter's bedroom. typical lol. Hope you are having a nice Easter break whatever you are up to.

Sunday, 5 April 2015

Happy Easter!

April challenge has gone live over at STAMPING SENSATIONS and this month is
A favourite challenge for me lol.
This month we are sponsored by

they are giving one lucky winner a very generous prize!
We also have two new design teams members joined us this month so be sure and check out their fabulous blogs!

For my card I went with my centre stepper die from Tattered lace, along with a variety of other dies (circle doily, daisy and border dies from TL)
I think you are all beginning to realise how much I love making stepper cards!

Image - Lili of the Valley stamp
Papers - pink and white card from my stash
Medium - coloured with promarkers
Embellishments - flowers, ribbons, bows

I would like to enter this into

Well I hope you have all been spoiled with Easter eggs. I have a few here and intend to indulge a little later with a nice film.
We got sunshine yesterday so hopefully we shall get some more today.
Have a good one whatever you are up to and do try and join in this month's challenge for a chance to win that fabulous prize!