Saturday, 9 December 2017

Poinsettia corner

Another Tutti Designs post. This time I had a play with this gorgeous die

I cut it out a few times so I could layer up the poinsettias.
If you get time please drop over to TUTTI BLOG where you can see exactly how I went about making it!

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We have snow here at the minute, looks lovely but haven't ventured out in it yet.
The Grandkids had great fun in it though!

Monday, 4 December 2017

Santa's little helper

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Image - Wee Stamps - Leon
Papers - Nitwits 1st Christmas
Medium - promarkers
Embellishments - Nitwits

I'm just back from having a lovely meal out with my son and daughter-in-law to celebrate her birthday. Now I'm ready for a sleep lol.
Should have been at dentist as I broke a tooth on Saturday but going tomorrow instead.
Thankfully it doesn't hurt so hopefully there isn't  too much damage!
Fingers crossed! 
Thanks for dropping by.

Sunday, 3 December 2017

A winter's eve

Good morning everyone. Time for our final challenge of the year over at
This month the theme is

********Winter Trees and Flowers********

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Stamping must be the central point of attention and interest

This month we have this amazing prize from Stix2

For my card I used:
Create-a-Scene Christmas stamps 
Sheena Douglas sentiment stamp
Memento Ink - tuxedo black + versafine
Distress Inks - faded jeans +frayed burlap
White gel pen
Sheena Douglas stamping card
Blue card from stash
Glitter glue
Clay snowflakes

Hope you like it and get time to join in during this very busy month for everyone.

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A bit late today as we had a lie in after minding the two Grandsons all day yesterday and through to 1am this morning. #exhausted!
They were very good though!
Off to catch up on housework and ironing, oh joy!
Hope you get time to enter and be sure to pop over to STAMPING SENSATIONS to see the amazing and very talented team over there.

Saturday, 2 December 2017

Time for tea?

Good morning everyone.
Here I am with my very first post for Tutti Designs!
I chose this lovely die called

Here is a close up of the die. If you would like to see how I went about creating my card
please stop by the Tutti Designs Blog

I used papers from Crafters Companion
Copic markers
Sentiment from google

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Thanks for stopping by.

Monday, 27 November 2017

Christmas Shopping!

Image - The Paper Shelter
Papers - Nitwits
Medium - promarkers

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Happy Monday! November is disappearing so quickly! The Grandkids are getting super excited about Santa and hoping I put my Christmas tree up soon. Though to be honest my 24 year daughter is even more excited lol. But I'll try hold out for another week at least.
So spill, who has their tree up already??

Thanks for dropping by.

Friday, 24 November 2017

Home for Christmas

Christmas Card

Image - Jennifer Ellory Build a scene embossing folder and stamp
Embellishments -  paper flowers nitwits, fox, glitter
papers - Nitwits, Tattered Lace embossing folder
Medium - promarkers

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Sharing another Christmas card I made recently.
Got the embossing folder and stamps free with a magazine and pretty pleased with the outcome.
It's so cold here today, 2 degrees at the minute. So fire is lit and slippers are on lol.
Have a good weekend and thanks for dropping by.

PS. I just got this via email and thought I'd share just in case you are interested.
I am working with some of these dies at the minute and they cut so cleanly even with my thickest card!

Sunday, 19 November 2017

Winter Philip and some news!

Showing a little Christmas card made for a young lad.
Image - Pink Gem Designs Winter Philip
Papers - Nitwits
Medium - promarkers

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So I wanted to share my exciting news!
I have been given a place on the design team over at

I am super excited and I hope you will drop by to see my creations using these fabulous dies.
I will be posting my make every Saturday starting 2nd December!

If you want to see what type of dies they sell pop over HERE
They are gorgeous!

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Thanks for dropping by today!

Wednesday, 15 November 2017

Snowy Christmas Presents

Good evening bloggers.
Getting into the Christmas card spirit I am posting this little 6x6 card.
Image - Saturated Canary
Papers - from my stash (ya me!)
Medium - promarkers
Embellishments - gems, glitter, wooden snowflake, ribbon

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We have started to paint the living room. One of those jobs that leads to another job, and another lol. So I'm off to wax up the wooden furniture and skirtings!
Anyone want to come over and help??

Sunday, 12 November 2017

Dotty about babies!

Happy Sunday!
I'm here with another little baby card I made recently.

Image - Magnolia Tilda baby stamp
Sentiment - Crafter's Companion (I think)
Ink - Memento black
Papers - Nitwits
Medium - promarkers
Embellishments - clay roses, ribbon, clay stars, glitter

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Very cold but lovely and sunny here today. Have the housework done, just a bit of ironing to go!
How's your day going?
I have noticed, since I have been back blogging again, that so many people are NOT blogging anymore. Is blogging dying out!! I hope not, but need to take part of the blame for neglecting my blog. It's such a shame when a challenge blog closes down. We really need to support them more!
Let's do this!!

Thursday, 9 November 2017

Christmas kisses

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Another little Christmas card to share.

Image - Mo's Digital Pencil
Papers - Nitwits
Medium - promarkers
Embellishments - card candi, glitter, paper ribbon

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I had a lovely email yesterday to say I was chosen as part of a design team for a company. I am so excited about the new challenges ahead of me and can't wait to tell you about it. But you will have to wait another wee while lol.
I'm back from our wee mini break, and had a wonderful time with hubby. Weather was cold but beautifully sunny and we had a lovely hotel room too.

Sunday, 5 November 2017

Snow folk!

Our November challenge over at STAMPING SENSATIONS is now up and running and this month it's all about

 This month we have an amazing prize up for grabs
In fact a first and second prize sponsored by

This month I got my Spectrum Noir Sparkle pens out again to do a bit of watercolouring for my background. I am not one for doing single layer cards so this was a challenge but I did enjoy getting messy again.
I stamped my Molly Blooms snowmen stamp using memento black ink then carefully added my blue spectrum noir glitter pen around the edges of the stamped area.
I spread the blue glitter pen ink, using a broad brush soaked in water, across the card to the edges. I then added splodges of water while the ink was still wet and after letting it soak slightly I mopped up the excess with a paper towel, which gave me the lighter parts. I filled these with hand drawn snowflakes using a white gel pen.
The snowmen have been coloured using my promarkers and a bit of glitter glue.
I then finished the card with some faux stitching using the white gel pen.
What you think? I'm pretty pleased with it. I do love this technique which I saw Sheena Douglas do.

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Right that's me for a few days. Hope you get time to enter our challenge this month.
Enjoy your day.

Friday, 3 November 2017

Fairy Birthday Wishes

I'm sharing a card I made for a little 8 year old who loves fairies and animals.
I had this lovely set of stamps from ScrapBerry's. This one is called 'Best Friends'. I used Memento ink and colour palette stamp pad.
The papers are from my paper scraps.
It has been coloured using promarkers with a bit of glitter for good measure!

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We have had a lovely mild week here so have been enjoying lots of walks round the Lakes and round our local park. I just love walking through crisp leaves, brings me back to my childhood.
We are heading off again on Sunday for a 3 day break in Donegal . So looking forward to getting time to relax and read my book!!
Hope you all enjoy your weekend and thanks for dropping by.

Saturday, 28 October 2017

Money bags!

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As we were getting our new door in today I had a little time to spend in the craft room and decided to get some Christmas money bags ready.
I love making these. They are so well suited to my Penny Black stamps which are a bit small for card making.
I have used my promarkers to colour them in but if you are going to try these make sure and put a piece of card inside in case the colour goes through to the back.

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So that's me started with Christmas, hopefully I'll get a few cards made this week.

Friday, 27 October 2017

da na na na batman

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A card for a little Batman fan!
Not exactly scary but I know a few wee boys who would like to dress up like this for Halloween!

Image - Tiddly Inks
Papers - Nitwits
Medium - promarkers

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We are getting a new front door and sidelights put in tomorrow, just in time for the winter.
Though today was lovely and sunny and slightly warm!
I'm not complaining but I have done that much walking this week I am aching all over. Need a bit of rain to keep me in lol.
Enjoy your weekend.

Thursday, 26 October 2017

Go wild!

Finally getting a chance to post something!
I have decided to close my cardmaking business and just concentrate on enjoying some free time with hubby. We went away for a few days on Sunday to Donegal where I met up with my brother and his wife and had a great old time!. So roll on more of this!
I am, of course, still going to make cards.
Here's one I made earlier for a young girl is loves to go camping.

Image - Saturated Canary
Papers - Nitwits
Medium - promarkers

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Thanks for dropping by. I am going to be dedicating much more time to my blog and to visiting lots of you for inspiration.
Fireworks on tonight and Grandkids are looking forward to it.

Sunday, 8 October 2017

Pretty cute in pink!

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Sunday evening and I'm having a sneaky post.
This, obviously lol, is for a new baby girl.

Image - Mo's Digital Pencil
Papers - Nitwits
Embellishments - Nitwit Baby girls set
Medium - promarkers

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How's everyone doing?
I have had a busy week crafting and then had a lovely day out to Blackrock. A lovely seaside town about an hours drive from home. The weather was kind to us and it was a very enjoyable day.
We are trying to get away at least one day a week. I have been saving rocks from the beach from each place we visit and the jar is filling up nicely.
Let's hope this mild weather continues for another while!
Have a good week everyone and thanks for dropping by!