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.


Wednesday, 31 December 2014

Happy New Year

Good evening fellow crafters and followers, this will be my last post for 2014.  It has been a fab year for me from a crafting perspective.  Lots of new goodies throughout the year to play with.  I have attended some fantastic shows with my dear friend Wendy and I am looking forward to 2015.
I also joined Slimming World in January last year, lost 2.5 stone but have put a bit back on over the Christmas period.  I returned to my meeting yesterday, faced the music and I am now ready to start on my weight loss journey again.  I will get to my final target this year and I will keep it off by going to my meetings weekly.  I do not want to be overweight and 60 it will not be good for my health or my confidence. 
I hope you have all had a good 2014 and you are looking forward to an even better 2015.
I would like to wish you all a VERY HAPPY NEW YEAR and a big thank you for visiting my blog regularly and for leaving such lovely comments.
Big Hugs to you all.

Monday, 29 December 2014

Get Creative Challenge No 5

Good morning fellow crafters.  Christmas is over for this year, boo hoo and today we start another fantastic new challenge at Get Creative.
The challenge theme is - Use 2 printed papers, 3 brads/buttons & ribbon.
Our sponsor is: -

with a super prize of 3 images of the winners choice.
 My Shopping List
Copics used for Skin = E00 | E0000 | E21 | E04
                           Trousers = E44 | E47 | E49
                            Hair = E42 | E43 | E44
                            Top = YR02 | YR04 | YR07
7x7 cream base card
Brown pearlescent card
Plain cream card
Decorative envelope die set 2
Tattered lace flower die
Sue Wilson leaf die
Tattered lace pattered papers
3 buttons
  1.  I print out my digi stamp - I always print out in draft quality at least the day before.
  2. I then colour digi image with chosen copics.  I chose these to match in with my chosen papers.
  3. I then matted my base card with brown pearlescent card
  4. I die cut my cream card using envelope die set and cut two corners from one of the chosen patterned papers, secured them at the back to show through my envelope die cutting and secured that to my card.
  5. I cut out my image, I am lucky enough to have a brother scan n cut and I used the direct cut facility.  I shaped her a little and then placed her on to my card using collall glue.
  6. I secured my buttons with hot glue.
  7. I then cut some strips of ribbon and placed them and the leaves onto the card topped with the flower which was die cut using a mixture of patterned papers and brown card.
To see other ideas from our design team follow this link to our challenge and don't forget to enter for a chance to win a super prize from our sponsor.
Why not pop over to our sponsors website and check out their digi stamps. Just follow the link above.

Thank you for stopping by. See you again I hope and do take care.

Saturday, 27 December 2014

Merry Christmas Wendy

 Good afternoon fellow crafters.
Hope you all had a brilliant Christmas and received lots of nice crafty goods.
My post today is a Christmas pop up box I made for a very dear friend.   It was actually my first pop up box and it certainly won't be my last.
I am not sure why I haven't made them before because they are fairly simple to make, time consuming I will admit but simple and a joy.  I have to admit to be a bit dopey and cut all my mats by out by hand with my guillotine and then realised after why I didn't use Charlie, my brother scan n cut which would have made it a lot quicker LOL.
This was the back of my pop up box with my sentiment etc.  I also made a box to present it in and wrapped it with tissue paper and so made it a little special when she opened it.
I can tell you she loved it and as she is a very dear friend it was all worth it and a pleasure to make.
Hope you have enjoyed it too.

Monday, 22 December 2014

Ring of Fire-Stitchy Stamps

Good afternoon all.

Gosh it is windy here in Birmingham.  I have been out this morning to get some last minute bits and walking into the shop I was fighting the wind.  Not particularly cold though. 

Well most of my mince pies are done, just one lot more tomorrow.  Ran out of SR flour, I could kick myself, so stupid so I thought instead of braving the wind I would get a bag tomorrow when I go to my slimming class and do some crafting instead.

My post today is a cutting file from Stitchy Stamps, a tonic die and a tattered lace die.

I do like my cutting files now I have my brother scan n cut, a whole new world of SVG files has opened up to me.  Absolutely brilliant.  Mind you I am still very much at the learning stage. 

Hope you like my card today.  You all take care and see you soon.

Saturday, 20 December 2014

Winter Wishes in Blue

Good afternoon fellow crafters.

Hope you are all well and looking forward to Christmas.  I know I am but then I always thoroughly enjoy this time of year.

I have to admit, except for one pressie I am all ready now.  Pressies done, cake done, food sorted except for my meat which I have to collect Christmas Eve morning.

My card today is a Christmas card to  my friend Sheila in Scotland and I have used tattered lace dies.  The poinsettia in that range to gorgeous but then I love poinsettias so have used them loads this year.

You all take care and see you soon.

Friday, 5 December 2014

Snowflakes Galore

Good morning fellow crafters and followers.  Its Friday, and my weekend has begun because I am lucky enough not to work Friday's.

I started with a visit to the dentist - yuck then some Christmas shopping at M&S Food Hall.  My friend and I always do Christmas hampers for each other so I went to choose some bits for that. Back home for lunch and then an afternoon of crafting.  Perfect day, except for the dentist.

My card today is a simple one which I did to ease myself into Christmas cards given we crafters start so early.

My Shopping List
  1. C5 plain white card base
  2. a piece of plain white card cut smaller as a mat.
  3. I stamped some snowflakes 'willy nilly' using distress ink - stormy sky
  4. I then embossed that when it was dry using a snowflake embossing folder - one from the snowman collection via crafters companion.
  5. I also distressed around the edges with stormy sky
  6. some blue ribbon around and secure that to my card base. 
  7. I then die cut my snowflake using a spellbinders die and layered it up. 
  8. Finished off with a simple merry Christmas stamp in stormy sky again.
Hope you like this and thanks for stopping by.  Do take care and see you all soon.

Monday, 1 December 2014

Mail Girl - GetCreative Challenge No 3.

Good morning folks.  Hope you are all well?

It is officially December so we are on the countdown to Christmas.  No groans please, I just love this time of year.  I think it is that feel good factor, you know, when the weather is horrible outside, everything is dreary and suddenly you walk into a house or a shop and see the Christmas lights and decorations it always cheers me up and gives me a happy feeling.

Talking about that happy feeling, today starts a new challenge over at GetCreative.  No 3 challenge is a CHRISTMAS THEME and our sponsor is: -

Tracey is offering 2 images of the winners choice. Also if the winner has used a TSB image they get to choose another digi.
My Shopping List
Copic marker pens = E44 | E43 | RV69 | RV46
Red card
White card
Green card
Tattered lace poinsettia die
Tattered lace winter wishes corner embossing folder
Marianne holly die
red gems
Glue pen
  1. I coloured my digi stamp in with the above listed copics.  This stamp is a lovely stamp suitable for beginners and experienced colourer inners.
  2. I then did some matting and layering onto a C5 plain white card
  3. I pricked around the edges of my white card and also embossed the corner with a tattered lace corner embossing folder.
  4. I then cut my image our, matted and layered it onto some white card and then red card.
  5. I die cut my flowers, put them together with hot glue and assembled the rest of my card.
  6. I finished it off with some glitter on my image and some gems.
 Hope you like my little Mail Girl and what I have done with her. 
To see other ideas from our design team follow this link to our challenge and don't forget to enter for a chance to win a super prize from our sponsor.

Why not pop over to our sponsors website and check out their digi stamps. Just follow the link above.

Thank you for stopping by. See you again I hope and do take care.

I have entered this card into the following challenge: -