Sunday, 7 December 2014

Winter Wonderland

Crikey where did November go? We are a week into December and I haven't even got my tree up yet!
Still loads more crafting to get done.
As its the first week in December it means it time for our challenge at
last one of the year, and look at the super prize up for grabs!

The challenge for December is all about
so anything with a nice wintry scene.

For my card I used a variety of stamps - background stamp is from Marianne Design and the mice are from Cute Companions! I used a snowflake embossing board and a Marianne design die.
The images have been coloured with chameleon pens and promarkers.
I used some Christmas ribbon from Crafty Ribbons and a sentiment from Craftwork Cards.

I would like to enter this into

Well that's me for today. I had a great time at the wedding, the bride was absolutely stunning as was my sister-in-law Lucia (the grooms mother). Unfortunately I have picked up a rotten cold and sore throat, so feeling a bit deflated after all the exciting stuff this past fortnight!
Think I need a duvet day (I should be so lucky lol)
Have a great week, and try get some time to enter our challenge at STAMPING SENSATIONS!!

Wednesday, 3 December 2014

New job!

Just dropping by for a quick post.
My card today was made for a lady leaving her job to work from home.
Image - The Paper Shelter
Papers - Nitwits
Medium - chameleon pens

I would like to enter this into

Well that week just disappeared. Everything went like clockwork with the Graduation and we had a brilliant time. We came home on the Friday and I was shattered. Slept on and off all evening lol.
The following night we had a Graduation party so you can imagine I was shattered again lol.
Sunday we went to the pre wedding party (well it was really just a get together with grub). Now I just have the wedding to get through on Friday and that's me until Christmas.
Here's a wee photo of me and my daughter at the Graduation ceremony. Not a great one, just off my phone.

Sunday, 23 November 2014

Magical Christmas

Here is another one of my cards for Stamping Sensations SIMPLE CHRISTMAS challenge this month.
This one was made using a variety of stamps. For more info pop over to Stamping Sensations.
There is an excellent prize up for grabs this month.
Image - various stamps
Papers - free from magazine
Medium - promarkers and chameleon pens
Embellishments - gems, punched snowflakes
I would like to enter this into

I have had a really busy week and another one ahead of me. I have my second appointment at the dentist to put the new crown in on Tuesday, we fly out on Thursday for the Graduation, we have a graduation party on Saturday evening and a pre-wedding party to go to on Sunday!! I am exhausted just typing this lol. So I am not sure if I will get back on here this week but you never know lol.
Have a great week everyone and thanks for dropping by.

Tuesday, 18 November 2014

Traditional Christmas

Its my turn this month to share my favourite stamps over at STAMPING SENSATIONS where the theme this month is Simply Christmas.
This is one of the cards.
I used
Stamp from Our Daily Bread
Ink - memento rich cocoa
Coloured with chameleon pens
Embellishments - satin ribbon, bow, glitter, gems/bling

I stamped the yellow card with a free text stamp from a magazine in memento ink and ink up the edges to give it a vintage feel.
The image was stamped and coloured with chameleon pens, then I inked up the edges of it too and added some glitter.
I finished the card with satin ribbon and bow and some bling.
This is definitely one of my favourite stamps! Hope you like it too.
I would like to enter this into
Our Daily Bread - use something beginning with letters from BLESSINGS (bow, glitter, satin ribbon, ink)

Well that's me. I try and get back during the week to show another card I made or you can pop by STAMPING SENSATIONS and see them all there.

Sunday, 16 November 2014


I had a card to make for a Math/English tutor and this is what I came up with.
Image - Sassy Studio Designs
Papers- Nitwits
Embellishments - star sentiment, punched stars
Medium - coloured with promarkers

I would like to enter this into

I, probably like you all, have a lot going on at the minute. We head off next weekend to my daughter's graduation, then the following week we have a family wedding to go to. So I charging ahead with my card orders, trying to keep ahead of the Christmas elves lol.
Hope you have a good week!

Sunday, 9 November 2014

The Christmas shop

The Christmas card race has begun. I am trying my best to keep up with them but struggle to think Christmas instead of birthdays, babies and weddings lol.
Image - Kenny K
Papers - Nitwits
Embellishments - glitter
Medium - promarkers

I would like to enter this into

We were babysitting my grandson last night. Went down to sleep perfectly but make an appearance at 12:15 and decided the best place to sleep was in my arms lol. Not that I'm complaining, getting cuddles of that nature at any time of the day is great, not sure if  his parents agreed though lol. But it was a lovely evening spent with him.
I have a dental appointment on Tuesday to get a crown. Not looking forward to it so keep your fingers crossed for me lol. Did I tell you I was a pussy when it comes to dentists!!

Wednesday, 5 November 2014

Let's make-up!

Back again! This time with a card and candle gift set made to suit a girl who is a make up artist.
I made a card and a matching candle box.
The images are from Squigglefly, the papers from Nitwits. I have coloured the images with promarkers and added some flowers and hearts and sparkled up her top with glitter.
I would like to enter these into
I am off out tonight with my two best friends from my school days. We have kept in touch throughout the years and try to meet up for a meal and a chat a few times a year. Really looking forward to it.
Hope you have a nice day.

Monday, 3 November 2014

The Godfather

I have so many cards waiting to be posted I thought I had better get another one up here.
This was made for a Godfather's 30th from a little girl and when I came across this lovely digi stamp at  Make It Crafty I knew it would work well. It was actually a Dad and son image so I put a bow in his hair to make him a girl, think it worked!

Image - Make it Crafty
Papers - Nitwits
Embellishments - stars
Medium - coloured with promarkers
I would like to enter this into

Its wet and miserable and pretty cold here today so won't be venturing too far.
Hope you have a great week everyone.

Sunday, 2 November 2014

Christmas blessings

November already, times flies when you get older!!
Its time for our November challenge over at STAMPING SENSATIONS and this months its all about CHRISTMAS!
And thank goodness as it has helped me make a start on my Christmas cards orders!
This month we are sponsored by the lovely people at

and the prize is a generous £35 to spend at their store!!

So for my card this month I used
Stamps -  Molly Blooms angel, Pink Gem Christmas Blessings
Ink - Memento
Coloured with chameleon pens
Embellishments ribbon, glitter and star charm

I would like to enter this into

Well did you enjoy your Halloween? We went to a party in my son's house, just the family but it was great crack. Wee Sean was dressed in a little skeleton jumper, so cute lol.
My bugs seem to be well cleared up so it nose to the grindstone to catch up on loads of housework and crafting. Hope you have a great week.

Tuesday, 28 October 2014


Posting my one and only halloween card. We are not really into it over here apart from the odd firework display we only celebrate with a little house party but never give cards.
Image - Teddy Bo Monster Brian
Embellishments - faux stitching
Medium - coloured with chameleon pens

I would like to enter this into

As you can see from my post I coloured the image with my new Chameleon pens. I ordered them in a weak moment lol. I am such a sucker for pens!!
I have been practicing as much as my busy schedule allows and they are quite addictive but I have to rethink how I colour with my usual markers so not sure....the jury is still out lol.
Have a good week.

Friday, 24 October 2014

Nothing like a dream.....

I had a card request for a lady who is leaving her day time job to start up her own business in the craft world and this is what I came up with.
Image - Time for Tea
Papers - Nitwits
Embellishments - flowers, ruler border
Medium - coloured with promarkers

I would like to enter this into

I have been laid up yet again for 3 days with a rotten stomach bug, it was the worst. Never got rid of so much in all my life lol, like having an colonic irrigation!
Thankfully I am back on my feet again. Our little grandson turned one yesterday and we didn't get to see him so are heading round there tonight with all is wee pressies and cards!! Can't wait to get a much needed cuddle!
Have a great weekend everyone.

Tuesday, 14 October 2014

Glitter girl!

Poop! What a bad photo. Took this on a very dull and wet day and as its been delivered I didn't get a chance to take another one so forgive the very dark tones to her wee face!
Image - Magnolia stamp
Papers - Nitwits
Medium - promarkers
Embellishments - hearts, glitter, flowers, ribbon
I would like to enter this into

I have the house all to myself tonight, well me and Squirt. It has become dark so early even though the day was nice and bright! Nearly time to start lighting the wood burn :(
Anything I got loads of crafting and am now going to catch up on commenting.
Tomorrow I have a party to put together for my Mother-in-law's 75th birthday, just a small family affair but they still all need fed lol. Wish me luck!!

Friday, 10 October 2014

Retail therapy!

Ohh its cold today! Heating is on, for a while anyway lol.
Have a card to share today which was made for my sister in law.
Image - Retail Therapy from Sugar Nellie
Papers - Nitwits and Do Crafts cd
Medium - coloured with promarkers
Embellishments - hearts, stitching, flower

I would like to enter this into

Today we are going to collect our new car, well new to us lol. We haven't changed our car in six years so this is a big deal. Its a Toyota and  comes in sexy black lol.
Hope you all have a great weekend. 

Tuesday, 7 October 2014

Look who's back!

Look what I am here with today!
The lovely Gayle at Teddy Bo is releasing her gorgeous Darcys Diaries images again and I am super excited to be able to say I am on the design team!!

The image I have used today can be found HERE.
I have coloured her with copics and promarkers and matted her onto two different layers and added some faux stitching. I found this stamp in my stash which I thought went perfectly with her. Very apt for a sympathy card but she would be great for a 'sorry card', 'sad news', 'loss', 'thinking of you' etc etc.

I would like to enter this into

Right I am hoping this has posted for me as I will be sitting in the hairdressers getting a nice little wash, cut and blow dry.
Have a great day and be sure and stop by TEDDY BO and check out all the gorgeous new digi stamps!

Sunday, 5 October 2014

Autumn is here!

Its time for another challenge at Stamping Sensations and this month round its all about the
so that means you can go with autumn colours, autumn scenes, leaves, acorns etc etc.
I went with autumn colours  of yellows, oranges and greena. I remembered I had these great stamps from Our Daily Bread. They were stamped with memento rich cocoa and coloured with promarkers.

The prize this month is sponsored by
so some lucky winner is going to be very happy!

I would like to enter this into

Hope you get time to join in the fun this month!

Birthday wishes

I wanted to show a candle gift card I made recently.

For my card I used
Stamp - Stamping Bella
Papers - Nitwits
Medium - Promarkers
Embellishments - fancy cut scissors, ribbon, candles, stamped letters, stamped quote
I would like to enter this into

Right its my house work day so best get some done! Have ironing to do this afternoon then hopefully some colouring. Have a great day.

Friday, 3 October 2014

Wee sis!

This is one I made a while back for my lovely customer Lorraine for her little girl
Image - Tiddly Inks
Papers - Nitwits
Medium - Promarkers
Embellishments - doodling and glitter

I would like to enter this into into

I have a long evening ahead of me. Hubby has gone out with the school for a retirement doo but I do have my daughter here and a box of chocolates lol.
Have a great weekend everyone.