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.

Wednesday, 31 August 2016

To my daughter.....

Box front

Just popping on to share a boxed card I made for a Mum to give to her daughter.

Image - The Paper Shelter
Papers - Nitwits Dearly Beloved
Embellishments - 3 d flowers, glitter,  lace
Medium - coloured with promarkers

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Well the evenings are drawing in, making me sad. We never really got a good run at summer over here so I'm feeling cheated. The kids are all back to school tomorrow so the estate will be peacefully quiet again, between 9 and 3 at least lol.  My Grandkids are away on holidays this week too, so no baby minding. Tomorrow is our 37th Wedding Anniversary and I will be spending the evening alone lol. Hubby out, daughter away for evening, son working and no grandkids. Wonder what I will get up too!! 
Hope you are enjoying your week.

Tuesday, 23 August 2016

Dance little lady....

Went with a DL card for this one.

Image - KennyK
Papers - Nitwits
Embellishments - flowers, corners
Medium - promarkers

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The weather over here is just rotten. Its so warm but wet and not an air. I just feel tired all the time!
Hubby goes back to work on Thursday after a long wet summer and for the first year ever I don't want him to go lol. I am sure I will settle into my routine again but have a longing for some nice sunshine before autumn arrives!
Enjoy your week and thanks for taking time to pop by.

Sunday, 14 August 2016

It's fun to the one!

Evening all.
I have a first birthday card to share with you.
Image - Mo's digital pencil too
Papers - nitwits
Medium - promarkers
Embellishments - all from nitwits and a bow

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Well the decking has been finished and we are super happy with it. Just need some nice weather before the holidays end and autumn arrives!
I am still crafting away just don't get the same time to blog any more but I honestly am trying harder to get on here when I can. 
Hope everyone is keeping well and enjoying life.
Thanks for stopping by.

Sunday, 7 August 2016

Anything goes

Its time for our August challenge over at STAMPING SENSATIONS where we are again keeping it simple as so many are busy with summer holiday activities

********Anything Goes********

You can enter up to three times, combine with other challenges and use any make of stamp......but can I please remind you.........we are a stamping challenge so must see a stamped image, sentiment quote as the focal element of your artwork

This month we are sponsored by
One lucky winner will receive £35 voucher to spend at their online store!

So this month I went all floral and gingham and PINK. For the life of me I cannot remember what stamp I used for the flower border or the sentiment stamp! I have searched my wooden stamp drawers this morning but cannot find it....POOP! But maybe one of you clever people who still possess a working brain will know what its called. I think it might me an Anita stamp.
Anyway I stamped it on a piece of card a few times so I could layer it up. Its been coloured with promarkers, placed on to a gingham covered card and I finished with the stamped image. Simple.

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Well I am back from my lovely holiday in Italy where the heat reached 40 degrees at one stage! Beautiful place but jam packed with holiday makers. Entertainment every night, beautiful boardwalk that goes on forever. All in all we had a lovely relaxing holiday which seemed to go way to fast! So it's back to porridge! We have had lots of rain from we returned, still very warm but WET! So the weeds, not in my garden but in the pathways, have grown like leeks! First dry day we will have to tackle those.
Well that's me, we have a bit of decking going into the back garden this week so fingers crossed it stays dry for that at least.
Have a good one and thanks for dropping by.

Tuesday, 12 July 2016

Fabulous since.....

Just sharing a card I made recently.
Image - Sassy Studio Designs
Papers - Nitwits
Embellishments - wine bottle from Docrafts cd, Ribbon
Medium - promarkers

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Well the flu bug passed itself generously around the house with my son down, then my daughter! But thankfully we are now all cleared up and back on our feet again. The weather is CRAP! Can't even sit out the back its so wet and the moments of sunshine are few and far between. But to cheer me up we have booked a week in Italy for next week. So looking forward to a bit of sunshine and relaxation!!
Hope all is well with you all in blog land.

Sunday, 3 July 2016

Stamp and ribbon!

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I can't believe July has arrived! I completely missed the last week of June as I was laid up with a bad flu, still trying to get back on my feet as it is.
But of course July brings our new challenge over at STAMPING SENSATIONS and its all about
Anything goes with a stamp and ribbons
Easy peasy!
We have a lovely sponsor for you this month, none other than CRAFTY RIBBONS and look at the prize, me wants!!

For my card I made a little book card. I used book dies from Tattered Lace. Gingham vellum from my stash and gingham ribbon from Crafty Ribbons. I used a dotty embossing folder and a flower embossing folder for the white card.
I used a Lili of the Valley Stamp for the baby and a bunny image from the Bo Bunni cd.
He has been coloured with promarkers and sparkled with some glitter.
I made a box for the finished card too.

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Having taken a few days off with this flu I now have a mountain of washing, ironing, cleaning to catch up on. When do adult kids moves out??
Hope you get time to enter the challenge and good luck to you all.
Be sure to pop over for loads of inspiration and we have a new design team member MARLIES. Do check out her blog, she is so inspirational.