Welcome to my blog where I post regular photographs of cards I have made. I hope you enjoy looking through my cards and I would like to thank you for taking the time to stop by and also for leaving any comments and following my blog. I shall also be posting a few of my knitting projects too.


Monday, 24 December 2012

Twas The Night Before Xmas

Christmas Eve is here and this verse is so suitable for my last post of 2012.
If my scheduling is working correctly today is Christmas Eve and I would like to take this opportunity to thank each and everyone of you wonderful crafters for following me and my blog during 2012 and for all the lovely and generous comments you have made.
I hope to be back in 2013 as soon as I get the go ahead from my consultant to begin crafting again so hopefully you will keep coming back and following.

I hope you all have a wonderful and restful Christmas with loads of food and drink plus pleasant company from your friends and family.  I would also like to wish you a wonderful and happy new year.

See you all in 2013. 

Thursday, 20 December 2012

Mince Pies Anyone?

I have deliberately scheduled this card to be my last but one before the big day.  I usually bake my mince pies on Christmas Eve, it is sort of a tradition in our house but this year I will have to settle for bought ones because of my shoulder op. I am soo catching up on my reading though I have to admit and directing hubby in household chores - hee hee things are all bad.
My topper today is from the winter swalk range from crafters companion and this makes such a suitable card for any man don't you think.  I have stamped him onto watercolour card and used my whisper pens to watercolour him in.  The backing paper was a freebie from the making cards magazines that I have collected over the last few years.  I sincerely hope you are all having lots of Christmas Joy and thank you so much for stopping by and commenting.  Do take care.

Sunday, 16 December 2012

Christmas is Coming

Hi ya folks.  Hope you are all well.
Hopefully my shoulder is on the way to recovery, as this post was scheduled pre op I am hoping, believe me as by the time this is posted I will be in serious craft deprivation mode as I won't have done any crafting since November!!!!!!!!!!!
Today's card is using stamps from the Jayne Nesterenko stable - Adorables range which I had last year and are a range that will come out year in year out because they are so Adorable.
I stamped the tree using green versafine and clear embossed it.  I then stamped the little girl and her brother onto watercolour card again using black versafine and clear embossed.  I coloured them both in with whisper pens and cut them out before placing them against the tree with silicone glue.  The parcel topper also came in this set of stamps and was stamped using versafine and clear embossing powder but I colour this one in using sakura pens to give it a bit of sparkle.  The snowflake is Marianne die as is the swirl.
Thank you for stopping by and do take care.

Wednesday, 12 December 2012

Friends at Christmas

Another scheduled card.  How are you all, well on the way with your Christmas preparations I hope but also taking some time out for yourself too, you deserve it.
I have used a swalk stamp on this card.  She was from the Swalk Winter range released by crafters companion this time last year I think but swalk stamps are so beautiful I couldn't resist getting them all back out this year.
The flowers are spellbinders and Marianne dies and the swirls are Marianne dies.  My image was coloured in with spectrum noirs and I have glittered fur around her had although that may not show up in this photograph.  Photography is definitely not one of my strengths.
Hope enjoy this one.  Thanks for stopping by and for your comments.  Take care.
I have entered this card into the following challenges: -

Sunday, 9 December 2012

Hugs and Kisses

Hi folks, hope you are all well.  This is my final DT card for the December challenge over at My Craft Creations.  Hope you will pop over and have a go, remember you have to be in it to win the prize.
This card was made for the challenge but as a birthday card however, if I had changed the colours I could have used it as a Christmas card too.  These flourishes are very versatile but, and you are going to be very annoyed with my, I cannot remember where I got this stamp from.  Big Sorry folks.
The sentiment is from creative expressions and was stamped using black versafine and them clear embossed.  The flourishes were stamped and also clear embossed.  I have also matted sentiment onto some co ordinations card, embossed and sanded down.  All finished off with some card candi. 
I do like playing with sentiments at times and they can look so good.  Hope you like this one.  Thanks for stopping by and do take care.

Saturday, 8 December 2012

Poinsettia Garland

Good Day to you all.  I do hope my posts are appearing as they are all scheduled until January 2013 as I am recuperating from a shoulder op and am unable to use it at the moment.
My post today is my 2nd DT card for the new December challenge at My Craft Creations.  Do pop over and have a go.
I started with a 6x6 plain white card, matted some red card followed by some more white card which I also embossed using a holly embossing texture plate from sizzix.  I stamped my sentiment with WOW glitter embossing power and die cut that out.  I then die cut the poinsettias using Marianne small poinsettia die in both red and white, created this poinsettia garland.  All finished off with some red start gems.  Hope you like this.  Thanks for stopping by.  Take care.

Friday, 7 December 2012

White Christmas

Hi fellow crafters and followers.  Hope you are all well and getting ready for Christmas.
Today's post is the first of my DT cards for the new challenge down at My Craft Creations.
I began with a plain C5 white card base, followed by a piece of white glitter card followed by another piece of plain white card which I pricked all around the edges.  I then embossed a piece of centura pearl white card.  I stamped the verse with WOW glitter embossing powder and die cut using a spellbinders die which I weaved white ribbon around.  I matted that onto another diecut red mirri card.  The flowers are all die cut using white centura pearl card and I have used a mixture of Marianne dies and spellbinders dies.  Finished off with a red mirri card candi.
There will be another DT sample tomorrow and do pop over to My Craft Creations and enter the challenge it is a super prize.
Thank you for stopping by and do take care.
I have entered this card into the following challenge: -

Wednesday, 5 December 2012

Happy Christmas

Hi crafters and followers.  Well Wednesday is here and todays card is scheduled so hopefully it has gone okay.  I am a little nervous now, early rise tomorrow as I have to be at the hospital by 0700 tomorrow for my shoulder operation.  Should be out on Friday and then I am supposed to rest, rest and more rest.  Looks like it will be major catching up on my readying and for crafting I will have to settle with watching create and craft until January.
Today's card is one I really enjoyed making because of the flowers and swirls.  I started with a 6x6 white base card and drew the red stitching around the edges.  I then took another piece of white card cut to fit inside the faux stitching which I embossed  using a holly mask.  I stamped the Happy Christmas using WOW embossing glitter powders and die cut that out.  The dies are Marianne craftables.  I then fished around in my paper stash and found and used those bits and pieces that aren't big enough for matting but you don't want to throw away because that is not what crafters do!  I die cut the three poinsettias using spellbinders dies which are brilliant for those bits and pieces.  All finished off with a couple of swirls die cut with gold mirri card.
Hope you like it.  Thank you for your comments and for stopping by.  Take care.

Sunday, 2 December 2012

Baubles Galore

Good evening folks, hope you are all well.  
So, I am all decorated up for Christmas, well my house is. My cards are all done, addressed and h, my pressies are all bought and my cakes have one more feed to do before decorating.  Now you may all be thinking, gosh what is this woman playing at, after all we are only at the beginning of December.  Well my fellow crafters, I will be having an operation on my shoulder on Thursday and will be completely out of action so far as my right arm is concerned for at least 3 weeks so I have had to be organised to a point this year.  Wednesday will be my last live post, all the others will be scheduled.  Apparently I will not be able to use my right arm for anything repetitive which means no computer.  No crafting either, I tell you folks I will be like a bear with a sorehead.  Hubby is soooooooooo not looking forward to this month from that point of view.
In tonight's card I used some stamps from Kanban and the holly leave were from another set but I can't remember whose stamps they were.  The baubles were from Kanban and I have stamped them in black versafine and clear embossed them.  The holly leaves were stamped the same but coloured in with my sakura pens, cut out and placed with silicone glue.  The holly leaves I stamped and embossed using gold wow embossing powders and finished off with sakura red pen for the berries.  Some matting and layering with gold card, all finished off with green ribbon and a few gems.
I have to admit this is one card that I really liked myself so I do hope agree.  Thank you for stopping by and for your comments.  Take care.
I have entered this card into the following challenges: -

More Poinsettias

Good afternoon crafters and followers.  Well I know I haven't posted for a few days but there is a very good reason.  I have been away.  Hubby and I decided to have a few days away in a lovely country cottage, woodburner and all in a gorgeous village called Clawton just outside Holsworthy in Devon.  We went Tuesday and returned yesterday and we have a wonderfully restful few days.  Got up late, long walk with Enya, lovely lunchies in nice country pubs, pottered around and then back to the cottage for a relaxing, very fattening dinner, mulled wine and all in front of a roaring wood burner.  We visited Dartington Crystal for some christmas shopping and Boscastle, I needed another leather belt and there is a shop down there which sells gorgeous leather goods.  Nice restaurant there too.  So today our christmas has arrived and we are putting our decs up - yes I know it is early but I just love Christmas and all the build up and everything so we get our decs up early.
My post today is a very christmassy christmas card.  The image is a stamp from Joanna Sheen stable.  It is quite a large stamp which I stamped with versafine black and then clear embossed.  I coloured it in with a mixture of spectrum noirs and sakura pens and then carried out a bit of matting and layering.  The flowers are marianne dies, the small and large poinsettia all finished off with a couple of swirls again from marianne dies.  The is an 8x8 card.  Hope you like it.  Thanks for stopping by and do take care.  See you soon.
I have entered this card into the following challenge: -