Sunday 17 February 2013

Sweet Tweet....

I'm back again with a card for this weeks Allsorts Challenge - Things with Wings....this reminded me that I had a brand new Memory Box Bird die that I've been itching to use....

Isn't he sweet....I used Fancy Pants (I think) DP's  and another new Memory Box die...I punch some flowers and added a seam binding ribbon and my usual pearls.
As I was on a made another card using the offcuts...
Two simple cards...and no stamping....fab!
Happy Crafting

Saturday 16 February 2013

Something Different.....

Hi I am back again today with some cards to share....I have another Craft Fair to do in March and I've been trying to make cards to cover most tastes...I think the CAS cards are ideal but I've been playing around with other styles too...

This card was made around the DP which is Happy Days by Papermania.  I've had this die for ages and not got around to use it!! The sentiment is SU.
I just used MME DP's for this and a new Memory Box die.  I added a flower spacer charm and a pearl centre.  I used the off cuts from the die for the falling petals but not to sure about the sentiment..I might make another without it.
Well I hope you all having a great weekend..its more crafting for me I think so I may have some more to share soon.
Thanks for stopping by.

DT Card for ABC....

I am writing this at 03.40am...yes I cant sleep...I have this trouble most nights..I fall asleep quite quickly when I go to bed and then ..'bing' wide awake at 3am...I lie there worrying about all sorts of things which doesn't help at all so lately I just turn the TV on... watch the news..or try and read a bit or believe it or not a bit of crocheting until I feel sleepy again.  Its a good job that I'm not working at the moment...

Anyway...we have a nice and easy challenge over at ABC this week - H for Happy Birthday!...our sponsor is the super talented Krista Smith from Saturated Canary and the ABC team were lucky enough to have some digis to play's my card.

I chose to use Canary Love...she is coloured with copics...the DP's are LOTV.  The die for the flowers is by Die-namics and I finished with ribbon from SU and my usual pearls.
I do hope you will join us this week
Happy Crafting

Thursday 14 February 2013

Less is More Take 2...

Yes I'm back with another card for Less is More..I hope I got it right this

I stamped a Hero Arts music score (I masked some of it as its quite large) and the sentiment directly onto the cardstock  and finished with a punched butterfly.
As I said before I am new to this..learning all the I do welcome your advice and comments.
Thanks for popping by

Less is More.....

Edited: Chrissie from Less is more has pointed out to me that the first card isnt truly 'one layer' but the second card is.  I am so thankful for her comments.  I am new to CAS cards and now I have something to work on....Thanks Chrissie

Evening all...hope you are all well and hey! only one day to go till the weekend!!...I've spent the day crafting (yes I do housework and made a couple of cards for this weeks challenge over at Less is More..this week its one layer with Music for its theme...well I scratched my head over this (again)...then realised I had some Washi tape with a music score...

its the middle and although you cant tell by the pic but the other two are in shades of grey.
I did make another which I'm not so sure about...

see what I mean...?
Anyway...I'm off to have supper
Catch up tomorrow...I have some more cards to share.
Happy Crafting

Wednesday 13 February 2013

Happy Valentines...

Hi guys...I have finally found time for to update my blog...I'm been a bit busy this week..Aunties funeral on Monday...then I had to get Mum to her hospital appointment yesterday for her new hearing aid..

She 'lost' it last September and have had to wait this long for the appointment..mind you it didn't help that the nursing staff didn't bother to make another appointment when they cancelled the first one as the home was closed with a 'bug'!!! We had a meeting with  'Head Office' a couple of weeks ago after I made an official complaint regarding this and lots of other issues I had, one being totally ignored by the unit manager when I was trying to get her to make mums bed properly.  She has since been sacked..thank god. I found out yesterday that we were not the only family who had issues with her. Its been ongoing for a while but finally we are seeing some now its a case of waiting to see if they keep their promises...'s a sweet little Tilda for Valentine's Day..

Its the nearest thing I'll get to a Valentines card...I wont be taken out for a romantic meal..I wont be getting a dozen Roses :-( apparently is a complete waste of money...which sounds like a total cop out to me.
Whatever you're doing have a lovely time.

Monday 11 February 2013

For Auntie...

Today is a sad day for us here...its my Aunties Funeral.  My Mums sister died 24th January she was 91.  She has been in the same nursing home as my Mum.  She has been suffering from Parkinson's for a while now but she caught a chest infection and sadly didn't recover. 
As my Mum has Alzheimer's we haven't told her about Auntie as we don't want to add to her confusion.  They were in different units at the home but they often had lunch with each other and attended any activities together. We have asked the home to make an excuse to Mum should she ask to see her and think in time Mum will forget that Auntie was there with her.  Its a tricky one, we will just have to deal with it when the time comes.
Here is a little card that I have made to go with our flowers today.

Auntie was a kind uncomplicated lady.  She doted on her only daughter, my cousin Tricia and adored her two grandsons.  Unfortunately she wasn't well enough to get to know her great granddaughter Lucy.  I will always remember her for her lovely cakes she made when we were little especially her mince pies and scones.  She taught me to crochet...something I still do to this day.  She loved to crochet and made many beautiful lacy doily's and table cloths
In the past few months her quality of life was poor and we are relieved that she didn't suffer too long and now she has been reunited with her beloved husband Frank.
Rest in peace Auntie Louisa Emily Patricia
We will miss you so.

Sunday 10 February 2013


Happy Sunday!!...I hope to be off to Ikea today...I'm going just for a mooch around but I bet I come back with loads of things I didn't know I couldn't do funny too as when I told my family I was going suddenly I had shopping lists emailed to me....ha!!

Anyway I have a card to share with you today...

Isnt he cute...this is Snoozing Louie by DigiStamp Boutique.  He is coloured with Pencils and I trimmed and layered him as I didn't want to cover the fab DP's Papermania's - Happy Days..I just added some card candi and a button to finish..
Well when I get back from Ikea I'll probably be ready for a snooze too....zzzzzzzzzz
Have a great day

Saturday 9 February 2013

Too Simple For CAS...

Hi guys...hope you're all tucked up nice and warm....I've had a PJ day today...well its too cold to go out...even Ollie isnt too keen so he's made do with the garden today...after doing all my chores this morning I've sat at my craft desk and had a little play for this weeks Addicted to CAS challenge - Candy.  Well I was stuck at first....but came up with this...

I hope cupcakes count as Candy...well they are sweet and its black and white a little dash of red for the did do one with coloured cupcakes but it looked too fussy for CAS and now this looks maybe too this one could be as well....
at least this one is

Why dont you pop over to check out the DT fabulous creations and see how it should be done...I'll get the hang on it one

Have a great evening

Friday 8 February 2013

Just to Share...

Hello..hope this finds you all well and looking forward to the weekend. 

I have a sweet little card to share with you this evening..I rustled it up this  I bought some Magnolia Doo Bee Pops honeycomb paper and I was itching to do something with it...I watched Tim Holtz playing with some on YouTube...mainly because I didn't know how to cut it..but its so easy and I love the effect...for my card I used a sweet LOTV Bunny....(lots of pics)..

Bunny is coloured with DI pens..the DP is a new pad by Prima....I cut the honeycomb paper with a flower die and followed Tim's instructions here...I love it...I think it looks like a carnation...going to need a box for this ribbon is SU and I finished with two corner dies cuts, pearls and sparkle.
Whatever you have planned for the weekend I hope you have a great time...keep safe and warm...more snow is coming Ugh!!!
Happy Crafting

Tuesday 5 February 2013

Meet Belinda Beehive....

Hi Guys...I spent most of today in the craft room as planned...I wanted to practise my colouring with the DI pens a bit more and push myself with them.  I bought this and a couple of other digis from Sherri Baldy last week and as this sweetie had a lot going on I thought she would be perfect. 

She took me almost all morning to'm sort of happy with it...I cant remember what DP's I used...I had so many out used my fav sunflower die...a Cheery Lynne leaf swirl die which I snipped...a pretty doily and finished with a seam binding bow, pearls and sparkle.
a closer look
I'm going to have a go at another one this
I'm entering it for the following challenges
 Papertake Weekly Challenge - Anything Goes..
Simon Says Stamp - Anything Goes
Crafty Sentiments - Anything Goes
Besties Challenge - Anything Goes
Have a great evening

Kraft & Kreme

Hi again....I'm back with a card for this weeks Less is More how could I pass this one by...I love using kraft cardstock on my cards so this is right up my

Of course it had to be simple so I just used a die from a Hero Art stamp and die set and just one mat...the sentiment is by SU and I embellished with my usual pearls.
I made another...
But not overly happy with it...I think its the linen thread...hey ho!! oh and it looks like there is a little smudge on the top corner..I think it must be on my camera as there isn't one on the card!
If you love CAS do pop over and check out the DT creations ...they are truly wonderful.
Happy Crafting

Super Cute....

Good morning bloggers..I hope this finds you all well...I'm going to have a nice quiet day today...not going anywhere...tooooo me and Ollie are going to snuggle down in the craft room.  My desk is right next to the radiator so we will be nice and

Anyway...I have a little card to share with you...I made this for this weeks Allsorts Challenge - Lets Get Cute....I've had this little sweetie for a while and thought it was just perfect....

Look at that little image is Crafters Companions Toread range this one is called 'Sky'...I coloured her using DI pens...the DP is a new LOTV pad and I finished with die cut flowers, Card Candi and Liquid Pearls.
Right I'm off to make a nice milky coffee and then get cracking on some cards.
Keep safe

Monday 4 February 2013

Anyone Who Had A Heart......

Hello...Happy Monday to you all...yes I'm showing my age again....humming Cilla Black' s hit I couldn't help it as I was putting this card together....

I have made this for the current challenge at Addicted to CAS ....they want you to use hearts on your creations.  
This is a Papertrey Ink stamp set that I managed to get from eBay on the summer.  I stamped with Versafine Onyx Black and added some crystal gems and one red gem.

Well looks like we are in for more snow this week so a perfect excuse to stay indoors and
Keep safe and warm

Saturday 2 February 2013


Just had to share this with you today....

    Thank you ladies at Penny Black Saturday Challenge for choosing my card...
    I am so thrilled...
    Happy Crafting

    Friday 1 February 2013

    ABC Challenge G for.......

    Hi..I'm back with my DT card for this weeks ABC Challenge G for Going before I show you my prepared as this might hurt your eyes....I love dotty papers and my usual hues are pastels...but I got some really yummy spotty DP's from Stampin' Up and just had to use them....get's my card....

    Yes its after the rotten weather we have been having I wanted to make something Mimi is coloured with Pencils..she gave me a bit of bother as I didn't have the right reds in copics so it had to be pencils...I punch some flowers from the same DP's and finished with a yummy red satin ribbon
    I do hope you will join us this pop over and check out my teamies creations.
    Happy Crafting

    What's It With Washi....

    Hi Guys...I'm running late just a quick post for my card for this weeks Less is More challenge..there is a great sketch to follow this's my card

    Its black and white again...I really must try to find some colour from somewhere....anyway...I have used Washi tape for this...I feel a new addiction coming bought these tapes from eBay...and I stamped a small sentiment...and finished with a Flower die cut and a bit of card candi...This card was so simple to do which makes me feel I've missed something...I suppose it because I have been making 'full on' cards for so long that when I go for feels all too easy, but trust the time I faffed about getting the bits together and planning what I wanted to do it took me just as
    That's it for now...I'll be back later with my DT card for ABC...