Wednesday, 10 February 2016


A quick post for Valentine's Day!
This is a card for two little ones to give to their Daddy.
I used
Image - Digi Stamp Boutique
Papers - Daisie Company
Embellishments - letters from Tattered Lace dies
Medium - coloured with pencils

I am entering this into

Its 9pm so I am going to switch off and go and relax for an hour before bed!
Its been a lovely sunny day here but I have been hard at work in my craft room so missed it lol.
Hope you are all well and thanks for dropping by.

Tuesday, 9 February 2016

Party like a penguin!

Popping in to share another card using one of the new releases from
I have used a mix of some of the cute little penguins which you can find HERE

I kept my card fairly simple as I wanted to show you the penguins.
I printed them directly onto my paper and used a faux emboss behind them. I printed the centre penguin and cut him out so I could place him in front of all the other penguins and seals.
They have all been coloured with pencils.
Be sure and pop over to the Teddy Bo Challenge blog and check out all the wonderful inspiration from those talented ladies.

I am entering this into

Well so much for getting to walk at the beach on Sunday. When we arrived the heavens opened, the wind howled and its was freezing lol. But I had packed a wee flask of coffee and a few bars of chocolate so we happily sat looking out the window! Better than sitting at home at least.
Bring on the spring!!
Have a great week and thanks for dropping by.

Sunday, 7 February 2016


Our February challenge over at
is now up and running and the theme is
Usual rules apply, you can enter up to three times, combine with other challenges, use any make of stamp......but can I please remind you.........we are a stamping challenge so must see a stamped image, sentiment or quote as the focal element of your artworkIt so upsets us to see names come out in the draw who are not eligible for the prize because they have not read the rules. 

 We are sponsored by
They are offering one lucky winner a fabulous £35 store voucher.

For my card I used a stamp from Whiff of Joy.
I used a tattered lace shutter card die.
Papers are free with a magazine and a lovely black glossy card
I stamped all the sentiments which were free with a magazine and punched some small stars and cut some large ones in the glossy black card on my scan n cut.
I add some glitter to his champagne!
Letters where cut using tattered lace dies

Sorry about the photo, I have since purchased a light box so hopefully that will help me out.
I am entering this into

I should have had this posted earlier but I sat in front of the tv eating my breakfast catching up on Call the Midwife. I just love that show!!
I am hoping to head to the beach today for a nice long walk with hubby. It has given wet weather up here in the north but I am heading down south lol so fingers crossed.
Hope you all have a lovely day and do try and enter our challenge, well worth it for that lovely prize!

Tuesday, 2 February 2016

Bo and Bea sitting in a tree!

I here, a bit late but it was a rough day lol.
We have another lovely new release on on Teddy Bo & Co, not just valentine but the cutest little animals ever! Be sure and check them out!
If you need some inspiration them pop over to the challenge blog and see what those very talented ladies have come up with HERE

I have used this gorgeous Teddy Bo and Bea sitting in a tree. Aren't they so romantic!
I made the background for them using some Nitwit papers. The images are coloured with promarkers and I added some punched hearts and little flowers. The sentiment is from Nitwits as well.

I am entering this into
(Well the bears of course, my promarkers and these little background scenes from Nitwits)

I'm rushing off now as the grandkids are due to arrive to be minded for a few hours. Wish me luck! 

Saturday, 30 January 2016

Over the moon...

Good morning from a very WHITE NI!
We had a good fall of snow overnight and its still coming down!
This card was made for the lovely couple who are probably on their way to the Church as I post this!
Hope she has a horse and carriage lol. But the photos will certainly be amazing.

I used
Image - All Dressed Up
Papers - from my stash (yes still using them), mirri card
Embellishments - ribbon, punched flowers, pearls, punched leaves
Medium - coloured with my pencils!

I am entering this into

Here is another version using the same image

Well my day out has had to be cancelled because of the snowy conditions, roads are really bad! Why aren't we more prepared for this stuff! Everything just comes to a halt.
So I guess I will have to slum it in my craft room!
Have a great day everyone.

Tuesday, 26 January 2016

Easter bunny or bear?

Morning everyone. 
I have a lovely new Teddy Bo image to share with you.
Isn't he  just so cute!
I have used him to make a little Easter card.
Papers - We R Memory Keepers
Medium - pencils, glitter

I am entering this into

Be sure and check out the Teddy Bo Blog for loads of amazing inspiration!
And why no do some shopping for your own Easter cards.
Have a look in the Teddy Bo Store
And don't forget to follow the Teddy Bo page on Facebook too!

I'm just back from walking the dog and its howling out there, take your breath away!
Worse to come tonight so I am locking myself in my craft room until the Grandkids arrive.
Have a great day!!

Monday, 25 January 2016

New home

Popping in with a new home card!

Image - Stamp by Gillian Roberts Stampavie
Medium - promarkers
Papers - Nitwits
Embellishments - house and fence from Nitwits

I am entering this into

Another busy week here, beginning to sound like a broken record. Think I just need better organisational skills! Any tips gratefully accepted.
I feel so sorry for anyone effected by the snow in USA, wow did you ever see so much of it. Dread to think of the floods when that begins to thaw!
Hope you week has started off well. Catch you all later and thanks for stopping by.

Wednesday, 20 January 2016

When in doubt!

Oh boy, 10 days since my last post!
I have been creating loads and honestly did try to post on Friday but my blog would not let me load any photos so I gave up!
But here I am with a birthday card for a young lady who loves to shop.
Image - Digistamp boutique (I chopped off her little dog)
Papers - From my stash (promised I would use my existing papers more)
Medium - promarkers
Embellishments - ribbon and card candi

I am entering this into

So what have you all been up to??
I finally finished all the wedding invitations for my niece, phew it was hard work!
I will show you them soon.
I also did 25 first communion invitations, also hard work lol.
So now I am working my way through lots of commissions with no light at the end of the tunnel!
My shower broke this week so waiting on a new one getting put in.
Car had to go for MOT, thankfully it passed and bill wasn't as bad as we expected it to be!
My tumble dryer is not threatening to pack up though, so keep your fingers crossed it last until at least February!
Hope you are all well, and thanks for dropping by. I will be visiting at the weekend.

Be sure and check out THE TEDDY BO challenge blog!
We are back up and running and the inspiration is something else.
The link is in my sidebar.

Sunday, 10 January 2016

Make a wish

Quick post!

Image - Ladybug Crafts Ink stamp
Papers - Nitwits
Medium - promarlers
Embellishments - candle stickers

I am entering this into

I have been missing from blogland all week as my nose has been stuck at my craft desk working on wedding invitations for my niece. I am nearly finished now. Waiting on some kraft card to arrive to finish the outer shell of the evening invitations. Its exhausting work, especially as my order book is filling up behind my back lol. But there is light at the end of the tunnel and I will get round and check you all out soon. Have a great week.

Sending a special welcome to my latest follower, the lovely LAU. She is one super talented lady so please do check her blog out!! Thanks for following me Lau.

Sunday, 3 January 2016

Make a wish!

Happy WILD Sunday!
I think we should rename this place WINDY CITY! They are just here constantly!
I do not like the wind :(
Anyway, look what the wind blew in lol. A brand new challenge at
which is

********Anything goes with a die********
A nice wide open theme this month and I think most us have a die or two or three. Usual rules apply, you can enter up to three times, combine with other challenges, use any make of stamp......but can I please remind you.........we are a stamping challenge so must see a stamped image, sentiment or quote as the focal element of your artworkIt so upsets us to see names come out in the draw who are not eligible for the prize because they have not read the rules. 

We are pleased to welcome Tonic Studios back as this months sponsor and what a fabulous prize they are offering to one very lucky winner


The ladies over at Stamping Sensations have some amazing inspiration for you so be sure to pop over.
For my card I went with a Housemouse stamp.
Image - Housemouse
Papers - Tattered lace Magazine paper, silver card, red card
Die - Marianne rectangle die
Embellishments - SD embossing folder, star punch
Medium - promarkers and pencils

I am entering this into

So there you are. A card for a man and I think Housemouse has worked beautifully for him.
So off you go and enter your fabulous creations, keeping everything crossed that YOU will win that fabby prize!
Happy Sunday everyone and thanks for dropping by.

Friday, 1 January 2016

Happy New Year

Well the weather outside is FRIGHTFUL! Honestly the new year is coming in roaring by the sounds of that wind and the leak in my ceiling!!
Hope this is not a sign of things to come lol.
I have a card to share with you all
Image - saturated canary
Papers - Nitwits
Medium - promarkers
Embellishments - paper flowers, glitter, punched stars

I am entering this into

Well that's it all behind us for another year! Hope you all had a lovely Christmas and hopefully the year ahead will be kind to you. As I said we had the grandkids for Christmas, they were so entertaining lol if not exhausting but they both took naps which gave their parents some breathing space to get their dinner down them!
I am back crafting today as we were having a quiet new year with just me, Brian and Charlie.
We went for a half hour walk. It was freezing cold, very wet and very windy. Like needles hitting my face! Complete change of clothes when I got back! 
Off to watch Sherlock with a tin of sweets. Enjoy your evening and thanks for dropping by.
I will be back on Sunday with stamping sensations challenge card.

Tuesday, 22 December 2015

Just hanging

I got my little half baubles finished for my two little Grandsons today.
Pretty pleased with them but the photos really don't do them justice. The light kept bouncing off the bauble! 
I cut a piece of red card for each for the backing. Sean's has a lovely little image from Inger. He has been coloured with promarkers and glittered up, then I added some faux snow to make it a shaker bauble. I cut the circle to fit inside the bauble neatly and stuck it to the red card. I added glue to the edges of the bauble and stuck to the card, having added some fake snow to make it a shaker bauble.
Tom's is made using a Mo image, coloured with promarkers and sparkled up. I used the other half of the bauble and stuck in the same way, leaving out the snow. This is Tom's very first Christmas!
I finished with a little bell and gingham bow.

I am entering these into

I just have a card for my Mother-in-Law to make and one for a family friend and then I can start to prepare for my family Christmas.

Monday, 21 December 2015

Oh baubles!

Squeezing in another Christmas card!

Image - Kenny K
Papers - Nitwits
Embellishments - ribbon, flowers, baubles
Medium - promarkers, spectrum noir glitter pen

I am entering this into

I was up early this morning and made a stab at catching up on my Christmas cards so thankfully I got them done and POSTED! How good am I. So those of you who had sent me a card will be getting one hopefully tomorrow in the post!! Very pleased with myself lol. I also made some little half bauble decorations for my Grandsons which I will post tomorrow hopefully.
Are you all busy too? Hope you are enjoying it though. I am off to get my hair cut tomorrow, a few more orders to complete then its cleaning the house for SANTA coming!! He's bound to leave with some glitter on him though no matter how much I clean lol.
Have a great week!

Thursday, 17 December 2015

Reason for the season!

Taking a wee break to post this card. I got this stamp last year but never got round to inking it up and now this Christmas I have had opportunity to use it a few times. Sadly Whiff of Joy has now closed its doors which is really sad. I have quite a few of their stamps!

Image - Whiff of joy stamp
Medium - promarkers
Embellishments - punched stars, oval die cut, glitter
Papers - artylicious cd, mirri card

I am entering this into

Right that's me, switching off for the evening as I am totally knackered! Still dosed with the cold as is everyone in the house and this is our third time round the block with this one! I have two more days of crafting and that should be all my orders up to date. Nothing made for myself so I will be sending some New Year cards out to all you lovely people who I have been lucky enough to receive a beautiful handmade card from. Sorry again but I'll make it as nice as I can :) I have your lovely cards displayed next to the tree!
Take care and have a great weekend. I will hopefully be back again soon as I have a large stock of cards not posted yet.

Monday, 14 December 2015

Teddy Bo and Co returns!

I am very happy to let you all know that Teddy Bo & Co have returned and returned in style!
Be sure and check out the website, there are lots and lots of new images available and they are irresistible!
This is one of the D'Arcy's girls and she comes with three different expressions!
I put her on a background from Fizzy Moon Winter Wonderland cd
She is coloured with promarkers and I stamped the wee sentiment with Color Palette primary ink pad and added a few red pearls.
I am entering this into

Be sure and drop over to TEDDY BO & CO and treat yourself to some cuteness! 

Friday, 11 December 2015

Special delivery

I've been trying for ages to get this posted, don't know if it was a blogger fault or my internet but its here now.
I have used
Image - Digi Stamp Boutique
Papers - Nitwits
Medium - promarkers
Embellishments - red pearls, glitter pen

I am entering this into
Digi Stamp Boutique - use their digi stamps

How are you all doing?
Two weeks to go, hard to believe but I am nearly finished my shopping now, well besides all the food ingredients. We are having the Grand kids for Christmas (YAH). My son and daughter in law takes turns between us and Trish's mum and this year its our turn. So looking forward to having them. We will also have my other youngest son home, along with my daughter and my Mother-in-law, so a packed dinner table. Let's hope it all goes to plan lol.
Still crafting away and probably will be for at least a week and a half!
I have been neglecting your blogs but have set aside Saturday evening to catch up so looking forward to that.
Stay safe and warm.

Wednesday, 9 December 2015

Snow much fun!

This month is just flying by! I'm still working away at my Christmas orders so keeping busy. The weather has been wild but mild this month, no snow this Christmas.....or maybe it's to come!
This little boy is having fun in the snow for sure as this card is on its way to Canada!

Image - Mo's Digital Pencil Too
Papers - Nitwits
Medium - promarkers
Embellishments - Marianne die snowflakes, gems, glitter

I am entering this into

Hope you are all having a great week!

Sunday, 6 December 2015

Oh Christmas tree....

I can't believe how quick December has arrived! Feeling the pressure now!!
Its time for another challenge over at
and you will be well pleased by the gorgeous inspiration the dt girls have come up with!
Our challenge is
******Anything Goes with a stamp and ribbon******

As always we have a super sponsor and the lucky winner will be treated to a bunch of gorgeousness from Crafty Ribbons!

For my card I used
Papers from Kanban
The flowers are a Marianne die cut which I inked with distress inks while still in the die
The leaves are a MS punch
The main image is a stamp from Our Daily Bread which I love!
The sentiments are all computer generated
All the ribbons are from Crafty Ribbons!

I am entering this into
Craftyhazelnut's Christmas - decorating for christmas

So hopefully some of you need to restock your ribbon box so come and join in the challenge and finish the year out in style! Just remember to stamp!!