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

I am entering into

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!

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.

I am entering my card into

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.

Friday, 24 June 2016

There goes summer....

Top 3 Badge!

I'm saying nothing about today's revelations so I'll swiftly move on to my card.
I had to made a summer/beach theme for this girl who loves surfing. The top papers have little bubbles in them and I loved the chevron papers for the bottom.

Image - saturated canary
Papers digi papers from computer
Medium - coloured with promarkers

I am entering into

Its been a funny old week. I have felt so sleepy and tired for most of it and the weather has been hot, then cold, then wet with a bit of thunder thrown in for good measure! I am longing for a wee break away but nothing arranged as yet.
Hope you have a lovely weekend everyone.

Wednesday, 15 June 2016

Fish supper?

Top 5 Passionista Blinkie

Good afternoon!
Card for a fisherman today.

Image - Digi Stamp Boutique
Papers - Nitwits
Embellishments - all computerised
Medium - promarkers

I am entering into

Heading off to put the tea on then out for the groceries. All go!!
Have a nice day and thanks for stopping by.

Sunday, 12 June 2016

World's strongest....

My card today was made for Father's day for a friends kids.
Image - Make it Crafty
Papers - Nitwits
Medium - promarkers
Embellishments - card candi

I am entering this into

The weather has taken a turn for the worse lol. I knew it would be short lived but we did have a good few weeks of nice weather so not complaining. I have a house that needs cleaning so that will keep me busy for a good part of today. Hope you are all doing something much more exciting!

Sunday, 5 June 2016

Feature a.....

matching box

Our June challenge at STAMPING SENSATIONS
is now up and running and its

This month we are sponsored by

They have their own super range of design papers and coordinating embellishments plus so much more and you can brown their store here. News about their products are also on their Facebook where you will see some of the new products and you can also order from here.  They can also be seen regularly on Hochanda TV. The lucky winner will receive a surprise package of Be Creative products including some of their new embossing powders.

I made this card for my daughter-in-laws birthday.
I used:

Stamps used - Fancy Flourish butterfly,
Clear Impressions large butterfly,
Fairy Dust butterfly, star spray stamp and sentiment stamp
Small butterfly punch
Coloured with promarkers
Ink - memento
Cream and Pink card

I am entering this into

Weather has been absolutely gorgeous and with jury duty done and dusted I feel the need to catch some rays! well it won't last forever you know, this is Ireland!
Have a great week and do try and join our challenge its the best chance I have for hopping round blog land to see your gorgeous makes.

Thursday, 26 May 2016

Purple haze

A birthday card with one of my favourite SC images.
Image - saturated canary
Papers - Kanban and silver mirri
Sentiment - stamp (free with mag)
Dies - Tonic Ornate Frame
Medium - promarkers

I am entering this into

I'm having a right love affair with my dies right now. My two favourites by far are Tonic and Tattered lace and I am going to be needing my hands under my bottom or a bigger crafting room lol. They are coming up with such lovely ideas for dies its too hard to resist.
I am on my 3rd week now with jury service, one more to go. It is such a pain and very time consuming, the waiting about being the worst. I mean its taking away from my crafting time!!
The weather has been miserable, even cold! What's going one, May is usually lovely!
Its my birthday tomorrow and hubby is taking me out for a nice meal so looking forward to that.
Hope you all have a lovely weekend too.

Thursday, 19 May 2016

Bags galore

I made this for Mother's Day a while back for a friend and never got to share so when I came across Tonic's new challenge blog I decided to blog it!

I used the Kensington Handbag die for this project and some gingham card and pink card. (Photo looks so different in each pic but its the same bag lol)
I made two little cards for inside, one with a nice Mother verse and the other showing the present.
I finished it off with ribbon and a Marianne butterfly die.
I have gathered up a right few Tonic dies lately so was extremely happy to see the new challenge blog! Best of luck to all the ladies on the design team, very inspirational!

I am entering this into

Weather has been rotten here this week. After a gorgeous hot week we now have wind and rain and grey skies! Hope it cheers up for the weekend as my niece is getting married over in Wales.

Thursday, 12 May 2016

A post at last!

Engagement card
Image - Mo's Digital Pencil
Papers - Nitwits
Embellishments - hearts and sentiment
Medium - promarkers

I am entering this into

I have been missing in action again but have a good excuse this time lol.
I am tied up with something official for the next four weeks.
As much as I am finding it very interesting it does hold up production and my life seems to be turned upside down with all the comings and goings. Hopefully I will be back to normality in 3 weeks.
Thanks for stopping by and I hope your lives are much more exciting than mine :)

Sunday, 1 May 2016

Over the threshold!

Good morning everyone!
It's time for another challenge over at STAMPING SENSATIONS!
Our them this month is a nice and easy one of...................
********Anything Goes********

As the title suggests, the choice of theme is totally down to you, all we ask is that you remember the basic rules: 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

Crafty Individuals is an exciting web based venture into the creative world of crafts and altered art products and produce an eclectic range of unique and top quality art rubber stamps, cutting dies, masks/stencils and paper craft products. One very lucky winner will win a £35 voucher to spend in their store.

So as you can see I went for a wedding boxed card.
Image - Marianne stamp
Papers - digital papers (Nitwits) and plain card
I used a variety of dies from TL, Spellbinders, D'Sire Dies.
Punches - hearts
Embellishments - pearls, glitter, ribbon
Medium - promarkers

I would like to enter this into

Bit late this morning. Had a wee lie in after the wedding yesterday. We had a great day. Bride was 30 minutes late though but the weather held out for her entrance and for the photos. We had an hours drive to the hotel for the reception and the meal was the best ever! Just a lovely day all round.
So back to reality today, cleaning and crafting!! Thanks for dropping by and be sure and take time to enter at some stage this month for that brilliant prize.

Friday, 22 April 2016

Read all about it......

A card for an avid reader!
Image - Stamp from Ladybird Crafts Ink (sadly not in existence any more)
Papers - Nitwits and an old novel
Embellishments - card candi
Medium - promarkers

I am entering this into

Can't believe the weekend is upon us again! We had a lovely few days of sunshine and I took some time to sit out in the garden and enjoy it. Unfortunately the cold is supposed to be heading our way again tomorrow. The local kids are making their first holy communion tomorrow so I hope they at least get some sunshine for that. We have the wedding to attend next Saturday so here's hoping its not too cold for that!
I have a question for you ladies around my age or older (56). What foundation do you recommend for our age group? I want to invest in a new one but not sure what to go for.

Have a great weekend.

Friday, 15 April 2016


Back again, gold star for me!
Image - Saturated Canary
Papers - from my scrap box
Embellishments - punched flowers, gems, pearls, ribbon
Medium - promarkers and pencils

I am entering this into

I love using this Saturated Canary stamp, the way you can hang her hand outside the box. What a shame the shop will be closing down in August!! So if you need or desire any of her images you best get over there before then! Have a great weekend, and thanks for dropping by.

Wednesday, 13 April 2016

Reaching your 1st hurdle!

Good evening!
I am sharing a card I made for a 1st Birthday.
Image - Mo's Digital Pencil
Papers - Nitwits
Embellishments - punched and cut out stars, ribbon
Medium - promarkers

I am entering this into

So I have now finished the initial Clean 9 diet and feel absolutely brill after it. I struggled on just two days where my cravings were really strong but I didn't cave. I have been eating very sensibly and very well since it ended on Monday and have lost 6lb into the bargain!
Just need to behave until the end of the month so I feel nice in my new dress for the wedding.
Hope you are all well. I have my little Grandson's 1st birthday coming up on Sunday and we are really looking forward to it. Where on earth did his first year go!!

Monday, 4 April 2016

Hello retirement!

Good evening everyone.
I had a retirement card to make for a nurse recently and was hunting through google looking for a new nurse image to use and came across As Cute as a Button and found this class image. They have loads more gorgeous and very useful images so I will be back!!

Image - As cute as a button
Papers - Nitwits
Embellishments - paper buttons, tag
Medium - promarkers

I am entering this into
Cre8tive hands friends - anything goes (thanks for the heads up Karen)

Look at me back posting already lol. Must be the diet! Which by the way is going well, second day nearly over and tomorrow I get to each one big meal and two shakes so exciting stuff. I struggled today, not so much hungry, but missing the 'sit down with a cup of coffee' lol. Hopefully it will do me some good though. Missing out on sugar and coffee cannot be a bad thing for a while.
Have a great week.

Sunday, 3 April 2016

Girlie night out!

Time for our April challenge over at STAMPING SENSATIONS and this time its


We are kindly sponsored by 

PDA sell quality cardstock, pre scored cards and envelopes, essentials such as Spellbinder dies and embossing folders, Imagination Crafts beautiful Sparkle Medium, and some cute charms and crystals from Hobby House. The website is always changing, so call back regularly for all the latest products. There is a fabulous £40 voucher for the winner.

For my card I used
Stamps from Kanban
Papers from Daisy Company
Digi stamp of shoes and bags
Coloured with promarkers and spectrum noirs

I am entering this into

So there you have it, be sure to pop by the CHALLENGE BLOG and get loads of inspiration from those very talented ladies.
I have started a CLEAN 9 diet this morning, wish me luck!! I have a wedding to go to at the end of the month and after Easter I am beginning to take on a bit of a chocolate egg shape lol. This diet is from Forever Living and it only lasts for 9 days, more of a detox than a diet I suppose though there is not much food involved!!
I'll keep you posted as to how I get on. Have a great Sunday and here's hoping the weather is nice where you are because it has been raining for a few days here now! April showers??