Saturday, 23 August 2014

Buttons and bows

Back again, all rested and raring to go lol.
This is a card I made a while back but didn't get posting it.
Image - LOTV stamp
Medium - promarkers
Embellishments - bows, paper buttons
Papers - Nitwits

I would like to enter this into

We had a lovely time on our break in Dublin, so much so I didn't want to come back lol.
Weather was great, hotel was excellent and the food was delicious!
Even got a bit of shopping done and treated myself to a new glass cutting board and a metal edged ruler. One happy bunny lol.

Monday, 18 August 2014

Star in the making!

I made this one a while back but never got to post it.
It was made for a young boy who had entered a 'design your own disney castle' competition and would you believe he came first! His castle will be built in Disney World some day. How amazing is that??

Image - KennyK
Papers - Nitwits
Embellishments - pencil border, disney photo, staples, pencil image
Medium - coloured with promarkers
I would like to enter this into

Right that's me for a few days. Hope you all have a great week, I intend to :)

Friday, 15 August 2014

Star student!

Its that time of the year again when students are eagerly or not waiting on their exam results. Doesn't seem that long ago when my baby got her final results and left for Uni and not she is going to be graduating in November!
This card was made for a young girl who just got amazing A Level results!
Image - Mayzy Art
Papers - Live and Learn Nitwits
Embellishments - star punch
Medium - coloured with promarkers

I would like to enter this into

Have a great weekend everyone, hope the weather is nice. Summer is rapidly disappearing!!

Tuesday, 12 August 2014


I have a baby card to share with you today.
I used a pre printed image from LOTV but I did colour over it as I wanted the colours to be more definite.
Image - LOTV
Papers - Nitwits
Embellishments- pearl star, ribbon, bow, machine stitching, glitter
Medium - coloured with promarkers

I would like to enter this into

The news that hit everyone this morning about Robin Williams was really sad. I feel really sorry for the family he has left behind, how are they going to cope with his sudden departure?
The weather here has been worse than rotten. We are still getting loads of rain and the temperatures have dropped so much I have a lightweight fleece on every evening!! 
On a happy note we have booked a few days in Dublin next week so looking forward to that.
Have a great week.

Friday, 8 August 2014


Happy Friday everyone! I have a card today made for my sister in law's birthday.
Image - Digi Stamp Boutique
Papers - Nitwits
Embellishments - hand cut flowers
Medium - coloured with promarkers
I would like to enter this into

It has been raining here A LOT along with very loud thunder storms!! Roll on autumn so we can get some nice weather lol!! I am hoping to get away for a wee break next week, just me and hubby for some peace and quiet!! Keep your fingers crossed I find somewhere descent.
Happy Blogging.

Tuesday, 5 August 2014

Purple wedding

I don't often use purple for my wedding cards but this was specifically requested.
Image - Jellypark couple
Papers - Nitwits
Embellishments - hand cut flowers, leaves from Nitwits, pearls
Medium - coloured with promarkers and spectrum noirs

I would like to enter this into

We are tortured with wasps here at the minute, they are even coming down the flue into the wood burner!! I am keeping the vents shut at the minute and hoping they clear off very soon. I am a right pansy when it comes to wasps!! Hope you all stay sting free.

Sunday, 3 August 2014

Anything goes on Sunday

Sorry for the bad photo, bit dark but you get the idea.
The challenge over at 
is an ANYTHING GOES month!!
And of course we have another great sponsor for the prize

Be sure and pop over to Stamping Sensations and check out their amazing prizes!!

For my card I used

Image - New stamps from Sugar Nellie
Papers - Nitwits
Embellishments -hand cut  flowers, glitter
Medium - promarkers
Ink - Memento

I would like to enter this into

So that's me. My visitors are gone, I am going to have a quick tidy up, do some crafting then head off to a Craft Fair with my daughter this afternoon.
Weather has been horrible, didn't stop raining all day yesterday, even had a leak in the roof it was coming down that hard!! Hope its nicer where you all are.

Friday, 1 August 2014

Born to shop....

Told you I would be back again!!
This time with another commission for a 30th birthday.
I treated myself to some gorgeous girly images from Digi Stamp Boutique and this is one of them.
Embellishments - flowers, leaves, hearts, words, glitter, faux stitching
Medium - coloured with promarkers

I would like to enter this into

My visitors are due back today then leaving tomorrow again for their final journey home.
Its been nice to have visitors but such hard work lol.
Weather still dull and drab here so hoping for the change that everyone is talking about.
I'll be back again on Sunday with another card!!
Thanks for stopping by.

Wednesday, 30 July 2014

Gift set

It has taken me a while to get back here but I have a few things lined up to post so hopefully I will be better this week!!
This one was a commission for a card with matching candle box for a wedding. I can't find the pictures of the inside of the candle box so I am assuming I didn't take one but if I come across it I will add it to the post.

Image - Stamping Bella wedding stamp
Papers - nitwits papers
Embellishments - 3d flowers, stitching, ribbon, faux button, glitter
Medium - coloured with promarkers

I would like to enter this into

Have had visitors here from the 21st July. They are away at the minute but due back on Friday and leaving again on Saturday so things should  be back to normal hopefully!!
Weather was great here last week but this week, yuk, windy, wet and cold!! I have my socks back on lol.
Hope you are all enjoying the summer. 

Friday, 11 July 2014

Dance your feet silly!

I had a request for a birthday card for a little ballerina and this is what I came up with.
Image - Jelly park
Papers - Nitwits
Embellishments - embossing folder, ribbon, glitter
Medium - promarkers
I would like to enter this into

Well its been a very busy week. My daughter is home safe and sound again and we have all been enjoying her company. So nice to have another female about the house!!
I hope you are all having a great weekend with something nice planned. Over here the traditional 12th of July marches are on so we are sort of house bound till Monday...more time for crafting lol.
Thanks for dropping by.

Sunday, 6 July 2014

Summer blooms!

Our July Challenge at STAMPING SENSATIONS is all about
 Summer Blooms!

and the prize this month is sponsored by

wow brilliant prize!

For my card I used
Image - Stamp from Craftwork Cards
Medium - memento ink pad and promarkers
Papers - gingham papers from craftwork cards, mirri paper from stash
Embellishments - card candi, peel off lines, two different ribbons from my stash

I would like to enter this into

Be sure and pop over to the blog for lots of inspiration from the fabulous design team!

Well my daughter is home and away again lol. Off to stay with one of her friends for a few days.
The journey took its toll on me, was wrecked for days, even had a flare up of my IBS and fainted and banged my poor wee head again! Will seriously have to wear a helmet when I go to the loo lol.
The house is upside down as we are trying to sort out her room which has been jam packed with 'stuff' she cannot bear to be without! And now she has arrived home with more 'stuff' ' !!
I'm counting to ten lol. But we will get there in the end.
The sun is shining and the housework is calling me so will catch up with you all later.

Friday, 27 June 2014

Knit one surf one!

Happy Friday at last!
My card today is for a lady who loves to be on the computer and also enjoys knitting. I remembered seeing this image ages ago on Mo's Digital Pencil Too and knew it would be perfect for her!!
Image - Mo's digi stamp
Papers - Nitwits
Medium - coloured with promarkers
Embellishments - wool digi images
I would like to enter this into

I am heading off early tomorrow to finally collect my daughter. So excited!! Have her room all ready with new pjs sitting on her bed, I know what am I like lol. Hopefully the weather will be kind to us as there is a lot of driving involved when we get off the boat. Anyway I will be back next week with the biggest smile on my face hopefully lol. Have a great weekend.

Saturday, 21 June 2014

You take the biscuit.....

I am not very good at this blogging job at all. Its taken me two weeks to get and you would not believe how many times I started this post and had to leave it yet again unfinished!
My card is a thank you for a counselling tutor from the people in his class.
Image - Kenny k
papers - Nitwits
Embellishments - buttons, quote
Medium - coloured with promarkers
I would like to enter this into

Its been another busy two weeks for me. My youngest son moved out last night, well he's been moving out for about a week now but last night was their first night together in their new house. Its so quiet without it!! But its only one week now until my daughter comes back as we head to get her on Saturday....yah!
Haven't seen my little grandson as he has been with his Mum and other Granny at the seaside!! and the weather has just been beautiful for them. Anyway that's me, hope to catch up again soon.

Sunday, 8 June 2014

Class act!

Not sure if its the end of a busy week or the beginning of another one lol.
I have lots of orders to get through yet but took a much needed break to do a little blogging.
I haven't forgotten you all and still delve in now and them for that important bit of inspiration!!
My card today is for a Teacher who just got promoted to principal.
Image - Crafty Sentiments Designs
Papers - Nitwits and black card
Embellishments - circle die
Medium - coloured with promarkers
I would like to enter this into

Another busy week as I said above. Holy Communions are finally done and dusted and now we are on to father's day cards. The weather has not been great especially for the final Communion day, poor kids. I am counting down the days until I can go collect my darling little daughter from Uni, whoop whoop! 20 days to go!! I am having so much fun with my little grandson. He is still not crawling but he can certainly get around, you daren't take your eyes of him lol.
Hope you all have a lovely week ahead you.

Sunday, 1 June 2014

Animal antics at Stamping Sensations

I honestly can't believe its June already, May was just a wee burp!!
As its June it means it time for another challenge at
and this time round it all about
We are sponsored this month by
Crafty Individuals are offering the lucky winner £35 to spend in their store!!

So what are you waiting for!! But please remember this is a stamping challenge so make sure and have a 
STAMPED IMAGE as your focal point!!

Now onto my card for this month.
Image - Housemouse stamp
Medium - coloured with promarkers and chalks
Papers - from my stash (think they were free with a magazine)
Embellishments - glitter, punched flowers and pompoms

I would like to enter this into

Well that's me done. I am up with the larks this morning as I have three candle boxes to get ready and 2 very large cards for this evening so best get to it.
Have a great day everyone and please join our challenge.

Saturday, 24 May 2014

Graduation time!

Finally made my way back to my blog again. This time with a graduation card. I had to add an American flavour as this fella is graduating in England but comes from America.
Image - Whiff of Joy stamp
Papers - digital but not sure were from, have had them a long time
Medium - promarkers

I would like to enter this into

Its has been a rotten week weather wise, warm but wet wet wet! I hope this is not an early warning sign for our  summer. I have been busy crafting away this week as its Holy communion season still but think 7th of June finishes them off.
We had a party for our daughter-in-laws birthday last week, we also had a cousin of my hubby's son died at the young age of 27 so its been a week of ups and downs.
Hope your week has been better and hopefully you have another nice one ahead of you. Its my birthday of Tuesday but think it will be just me and my Grandson lol (more cake for me lol)
Thanks for dropping by.

Sunday, 18 May 2014

Fireman Michael!

I had a card request for a Fireman's Graduation and this is what I came up with.
Image - Kenny K
Papers - Nitwits
Embellishments - axe images, word art
Medium - coloured with promarkers

I would like to enter this into

Miserable day here, been raining for ages. Have a bit of washing and ironing to do and maybe bake some buns later this afternoon and hopefully a bit of crafting.
Hope you have a lovely week.

Wednesday, 14 May 2014

Birthday kisses!

I had a card request for a 21st birthday card for a young girl but they wanted the Mum, Dad and daughter on the card. So after a scoot through all my images I came up with this combination!

Images - Mum and Dad from Mazey Art and the girl from Kenny K
Papers - Nitwits
Embellishments - hand cut flowers and numbers, glitter
Medium - coloured with promarkers and spectrum noirs
I would like to enter this into

Nothing much happening here this week. Have had my wee grandson round and he is so much fun now! Loves a wee carry on and its so nice to hear his giggles.
Hope you are having a lovely week and thanks for stopping by.

Saturday, 10 May 2014

Happy travels

Finally made it back to do another post. We were away to Belfast today to see the second leg of the Giro D'Italia! Its was a great day, very exciting to be at the finish line. Boy those cyclist fly at some speed! We were lucky enough with the weather as it just started to rain at the very end. Typical Irish weather!!
Anyway my card today was for a 50th birthday for a lady who was heading to Holland to stay with her boyfriend so I had to include the map, suitcases and her favourite bottle!

Image - Kenny k
Papers - Nitwits
Embellishments - numbers and bottle
Medium - coloured with promakers and spectrum noirs

I would like to enter this into

Sunday, 4 May 2014

Stamping Sensations May Challenge

I really have been missing in action, completely neglected my blog and have no real excuse other than like every other woman I know, just being busy!
But thank goodness for challenges or you might never have seen me again lol
Its times for our May challenge at 
This month is an ANYTHING GOES love those ones!
We are having a surprise for the winner this month!!
So be sure and enter!!!!

For my card I went with
Image - SWALK baby stamp
Papers - Daisy Company
Embellishments - cut out hearts and glitter, lace
Medium - promarkers

I would like to enter this into

Before I go I want to wish one of my teamies a very happy birthday

Yes you Sally!! Hope you have a great day and get spoiled rotten!

Right I'm off to get some ironing done then hopefully some cards made.
Promise to catch up with you all asap.

Monday, 14 April 2014

Cooking up a storm!

Back again, that's quick for me lol.
I had a card request for an 18th birthday girl who likes to bake and loves butterflies so this is what I came up with.
Image - Jess College Fund
Papers - Nitwits 
Embellishments - butterflies, glitter
Medium - coloured with promarkers, copics and spectrums!
I would like to enter this into

Lovely sunny weather here at the minute which makes walking Squirt a real pleasure. Thankfully he is back in great form and pulling on the lead lol.
Hope you have a great week.