Wednesday, 17 September 2014

Anyone for cake?

Good evening everyone. We are having amazing weather here at the minute, hard to believe its September and hard to get in the mood for autumn colours when its so nice out there!
My card today was for a little girls birthday.
Image - Tiddlyinks
Papers - Nitwits
Embellishments - glitter, sentiments and numbers
Medium - coloured with promarkers

I would like to enter this into
Crafty by designs - childhood memories (my late Mum used to make us a cake for our birthday and its was always large and pink and yummy and this reminds me of it)

Well that's me, still working away on my cards.
I did get some wonderful news recently and can officially share it with you today.
I am going to have another grandchild come April 2015!!
Super excited, will be great for Sean to have a little sister or brother too.

Tuesday, 9 September 2014

Born to shop!

Morning everyone. My card today was made using this gorgeous image from Digi Stamp Boutique. I am so loving this girly images!!
Image - Digi Stamp Boutique
Papers - Nitwits
Embellishments - flowers and quote
Medium - coloured with promarkers

I would like to enter this into

Its a gorgeous day here today and its just as well as I have no car AGAIN! Its been in and out of the garage all last week and even had to stay in overnight last night so things are not looking good and its going to cost a pretty penny!! But I have to go out with my daughter for an appointment in town so the walk will do me good lol.
Hope you have a great day and thanks for dropping by.

Sunday, 7 September 2014

Come fly with me......

Time for a new monthly challenge over at STAMPING SENSATIONS and this month its all about
things with wings!
We are sponsored this month by Crafty Devils with this amazing prize!!

For my card I went with a fairy! Don't usually go with fairies but I got a lovely set of free stamps with a mag and thought I would use them for my daughter-in-law's birthday card.
The stamps are from Lavinia and I went onto their site and bought a few of the background downloads which went perfectly!
I stamped the fairy, vines, toadstools, stars and sentiment in  Versafine onyx black and added some glitter. The sentiment was mounted and finished with a little bow and I added some peel offs to the edges.

I would like to enter this into

Hope you get time to enter for a chance to win this great prize.
Have a good week.

Tuesday, 2 September 2014

Choose your favourite image!

The lovely Kerry over at Ladybug Crafts Ink will be sadly closing the doors to her shop and blog and to go out in style she has invited some past and present Ladybugs to take part in the Grand Finale!!
That's the sad news but it also comes with good news.....A SALE!

ALL cling stamps will be on sale from today for £1 and all ribbon, felt, buttons and nailheads are 30% off. The Swarovski crystals will NOT be in the sale. The sale will run until September 30th so you've plenty of time to shop.

We hope you'll join us in our final challenge which will be CHOOSE YOUR FAVOURITE IMAGE. We would love it if it was an LCI image but it doesn't have to be. 

For my project I choose this lovely LBC stamp! It works beautifully for any adult birthday and I will be using it for a long time to come yet.
I made a candle card for a 30th. 

Papers - Nitwits
Medium - coloured with promarkers
Embellishments - bling, ribbon, glitter

I would like to enter this into

So off you go, make something gorgeous and enjoy the sale and help give KERRY an extra special send off!

Saturday, 30 August 2014

Giddy up!

This is a birthday one I made for a horse man 16 year old. Great horse image, don't you think?
Image - Whimsy stamps
Papers - Nitwits
Embellishments - stars
Medium - coloured with promarkers
I would like to enter this into

I will be back on the 2nd September with a post for one of my past design teams so see you then.
Have a lovely weekend.

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.