Saturday, December 31, 2011

Waving Hello to 2012 !!

It sure looks like she is waving !!! hehe she just loves to move her hands around a lot !!!! hehe !!!

I just wanted to say an big thank you to you all for your lovely comments and emails. They are so very appreciated !!! My posts have been scheduled and are very generic so I just wanted to pop this one out here to thank you all !!

I wish you all a very very happy New Year, may 2012 bring you all as much joy as 2011 brought me. No you don't all have to have a baby !!! hehe !!!

Here's to a great crafting year too !!!!

Friday, December 30, 2011

True Friends

This week at Crafts 4 Eternity your challenge is to feature a quote. I love this stamp !!! Its a quote from Eleanor Roosevelt and the words are so lovely.

I used some heart lace that I bought two years ago and never used !!! I just dint want to cut it !!! I know........... but when its gone I cant get any more !!! Paper is a Nitwit one, I had to add bling and flowers !!! I was after a clean simple card so the words were the focus. I have used this stamp a few times before its one of fav's !!

So one more day left of the year !!! Just where did it go ???? Hope you all have a wonderful New Years Eve, don't drink too much !!! hehe !!! Well .............. Happy New Year to you all !!!

Hope you like it !!! Come and join us in our challenge !!!
Happy crafting

Monday, December 26, 2011

My Xmas baby !!!

Hi there everyone !!!!

Well my little girl finally made an appearance Xmas Eve !!!! Here she is, Isabella Louisa Debrah Gaze, weighed in at 8lb 10z and arrived at 00:49 !!! I always said it was going to be Xmas Eve right from the first moment I knew I was pregnant !!!!

Thank you everyone for the kind cards, gifts emails and good wishes. I so appreciate them. it has really touched me.

I will be back with more soon, we are cooking for the family today !!! 2 days old and we have a house full ! Might as well start as we mean to go on !!
Hugs to all and Merry Xmas !!!

Flowers for your birthday

This week at Forever friends our challenge is a Sketch

I used a Marianne doily die to make the shape for the back of the image, I tried to make it a little different than just a plain rectangle, so used two cuts together to make the backing !!! A bit of bling but essentially a more clean and simple card than I have been making recently !!!!

Happy crafting everyone !!

Friday, December 23, 2011

Oops ............

Oh no the tree !!!! I just love this image its from Digi Doodles and they are sponsoring the challenge this week at Crafts 4 Eternity !!! The challenge this week is to use dry or heat embossing ! I just hope that with three dogs and another visiting 3 days a week our tree stays upright !!!!

I made a very simple card this week so that the image was the focus of the card, the dry embossing is the top half of the card, snowflakes. To be honest this took me hours !!! My mojo just isn't working so I didn't get the other card I wanted to make today done !! Ah well tomorrow is another day !!!

So tomorrow is Xmas Eve !!! How exciting !!! All the men will be rushing around the towns finding presents us ladies really don't need/want cos they hadn't listened to us all year round when we dropped hints !!! The children will all be awake too late with their excitement and us parents end up staying up later than we would wish to get those presents under the tree !! Still there is always Santa's snifter to down and his mince pie to eat !!!

Well I wish you all the world over a very Happy Christmas and hope that your holiday is a good one, with lots of laughter and cheer.

Sunday, December 18, 2011

We three Kings

Well this time its Pinky's turn to set the challenge for the Christmas Card club !!! Her challenge was to make a religious card ............. well I had nothing at all that isn't cutsie and would be suitable !!! I ended up using a Craft Creations image and I figured red and gold would go well with it !! The ribbon I got from the Pound Shop !! I just couldn't resit it !!! So here my card is !!! Thanks for the challenge Pinky !!

Next time our challenge is set by Carol and Anything goes !!!! If you fancy joining us email any one of us, you can find a list of us all on my sidebar !!

Friday, December 16, 2011

The Blues ..........

No she hasn't got the blues just the card is in blues !!!! hehe !!!
I was sent this amazing Magnolia image by a friend and just had to colour her in as soon as I received it !!! She is so lovely !!

This week at Crafts 4 Eternity our challenge is to use WIRE, BEADS and a METAL CHARM .......
Mmm I had no wire to make any shapes with or anything so I had to settle with the wire buttefly. (Not that butterflies are around in the snow !!!) The beads are wired too but not that you can tell, all around the flowers. And my charm well where to put it ........... in the end I settled for hanging it off my snowflake Xmas dec !!! it worked and I was suprised !!! This card too me all afternoon to make as I just couldn't get a result I was happy with. funny how some take an hour and others days !!! The trees I have had ages, I glittered them up and they have been in and out the cupboard ....... but today I edged them with blue ink and voila !!

Anyway hope you like it !! Come by and join in our challenge !

Monday, December 12, 2011

Roses are Red

Ooh I just loved this card when I had finished it !!! This fortnight at Forever Friends the challenge theme is Roses are red !!! So ........... I found this F/F paper and image on my Cd and fell in love with them both ! I used my spellbinder die I bought months ago but hadn' t used yet! Me like this one !!! The hearts are a Marinne Die and I used a Martha Stewart punch thinking trellis and roses went together !! The tag is a Dohickey one and I used a LOTV sentiment, bit of ribbon, flowers and job done !!!

Come check out the challenge our sponsor this week is I am Roses .

Hope you like it too !!

Friday, December 09, 2011

Let the Angels play

This weeks challenge at Crafts 4 Eternity is a colour challenge of red, green and beige. Well it certainly challenged me !! The beige bit anyways !!! I eventually found the paper from the Christmas Past Cd which has all three colours on !!! Brill !!!

The image is a LOTV one and I used a Go-Kreate die cutting it down for the greeting to peek out from the ribbon !!! I was so pleased when I found the glittery holly leaves !! I have loads of these in my things in the USA but couldn't find any here till I walked into The Range the other day !!! Whoop whoop !!! They really add another dimension ! No I am on a ribbon hunt as that was the last of my wide green ribbon ............. bought in Walmart last Christmas ........... (big sigh) Ah well I guess ebay here I come !!!

Have a great weekend !!

Thursday, December 08, 2011

Snuggled up close

I have had this stamp since Feb waiting to be used !!! This is my card for my other half, two mice all snuggled up close .......... sweet !!!

I coloured it using water colour pencils and added loads of glitter glue for the snow !! Papers are from Nitwits, the North pole letter is one of Whimsy Stamps new releases and I added the stockings and snowflakes which are Christmas tree decs !!! Hope he likes it !!!

Well its a rainy windy day here ............ come on snow where are you !!! Still I guess as I am so close to my due date now I really don't want it to snow just yet !!! Yep nearly down to days rather than weeks now !!! A week on Saturday !!! Yeah then choas breaks loose !!! hehe !!!

Ooh yeah........... I just my sticky paws on the new Spring Tatty Teddy CD !!! Its lovely !!! Watch out I will be making Easter cards before Xmas at this rate !!! hehe .......... well maybe one !!!

I am entering this into the challenges:
House Mouse - fuzzy and warm

Sunday, December 04, 2011

Snowman Christmas Card Club card

Hi there ladies, wow another two weeks have wizzed by !!! Here is my card for the challenge set by Vickie. Her challenge was to create a card with a snowman or snow.

I had to sneek making this card !!! I made it while my other half walked the dogs .......... 45 mins !!! hehe !!! He thinks I sat on the couch all that time !!! (Dr has told me to do nothing till baby born .............. yeah right !!!)

Papers are some I had lying around, they are bought ones but cant recall who by !! Image is a LOTV one and I printed the words on the computer, a bit of ribbon and there you go !!! A simple clean card.

Hope you all have a great weekend !!

Friday, December 02, 2011

Love is in the little things .......

Hi there !!!! This week over at C4E the challenge is to follow the sketch below !! We are sponsored this week by Ladybird Crafts Ink !!!!

I used a LOTV image and sentiment for this card. I actually made it straight after my Uncles card hence the colour combo !!! I was just so in the groove with the colours and paper !!! The flowers are the circles on the sketch ........ added to them is a Mariannes die cut heart and Dohickey tag !!! I inked up all the edges of the flowers and tag to go with the colour scheme. Hehe !!! I had everything out of the cupboards looking for my doilies tho !!! What a mess I made !!! Still its all put away now !!

My cousin has an anniversary in Jan so I reckon this will do for that occasion !!! Ooh I love being ahead !!! It wont last for long tho when the baby is here !!! hehe !!!

Have a great weekend everyone !!!

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Music Maestro !!

Hi there !!! I know I am safe in posting this card as its for my Uncles birthday and he don't look at crafting blogs !!!! Just music websites !!!! A special card for a special Uncle.

Yes its House Mouse again !!! You all know by now just how much I love them !!! I have a whole list of them in my watch list on ebay ............... just to remind me of what I want to purchase eventually !!! Mmm ............ good job its Christmas coming up and I have to focus pennies on that !!!!

I coloured the image using my water colour pencils. I have to admit I wasn't sure how it would turn out with so much brown and shading .......... but it seems to be ok !!! The paper is from the Cottage Charm selection at Nitwits (yes love their papers too !!! I am tempted by the new set .......... but sitting on my hands !!) The music sheets is a stamp from LOTV. I added glitter around the edges just to make them stand out and inked them up to look old ! Music die cuts are sizzix.

You just cant make another card for my Uncle than music as its his passion !!! Even his pressie (he knows what it is so I am ok saying !!) is music orientated !!! Tickets for him and my other half to a music gig front row seats no less !!!!

Well, just sat here waiting for this little girl to arrive, I am trying to be good and not do too much but you know what its like !!! ! hehe !!!

Have a great day !!!

Monday, November 28, 2011

White and Sparkles !

Well, you ladies know how much I hate doing white cards !!! Well, I actually enjoyed doing this one !!! hehe !!!

This week at Forever Friends the Challenge is white and sparkles and we are sponsored by Di's Digi Downloads. Head on over and check it out !!!

I used an image from my Forever Friends Cd and glittered it up. I glittered the spellbinder die cut up too that its sat on and all the edges of the raised card to give it dimension. I added texture with a cuttlebug snowflake embossing folder and of course I had to ad those lovely Christmas tree Snowflake decs !!! hehe I am addicted !!! Roses and leaves are also glittered. Its so frustrating as the camera just doesn't pick this up with the white !!

I think this card might just be my daughters Christmas card !!!

I am entering this in:
Cupcake craft room - Sweet Christmas

Happy crafting everyone !

Friday, November 25, 2011

Christmas Decoration

Oh boy !!! I didn't read this challenge right and made a card first !!! Thankfully I read it correctly in time !!! The challenge this week at C4E is to make a Christmas Decoration, no cards !!! Mmm ........ I had to think !!!

Anyway I made a tree dec, a beaded snowflake, added a metal snowflake at the bottom and used silver ribbon to hang it with !!!

Come and join us and show us your wonderful creations, this weeks sponsor is Crafty Ribbons and the prize is a selection of Christmas ribbons !!!!

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Clare's set of cards challenge !!

Well its time for our Christmas card club challenge !!! This time Clare set the challenge and got us all busy !!! She asked us to do a set of 4 cards, either matching or not. I decided to do quick simple cards as I had been asked for some cards to pop flat in the post !! Skin flint !!!

I found the lovely die cut of the holly on ebay and added red berry dots to it. Papers are from Nitwits and the sentiment is from the internet too. (I'm no good at coming up with those things !!)

Next time its Vickies challenge and she has asked us to have either snow or a snowman on our card !!

Well as its Sunday I'm cooking a roast dinner. Yum Yum !! Might have to whip up a pudding too !!
Have a great weekend !!

Friday, November 18, 2011

New baby girl card

This week at C4E we have a embellishment bingo recipe for you. Choose 3 squares in a row and include all 3 embellishments on your project. You may choose a horizontal, vertical or diagonal row. For example : snowflake feather and flower.

I chose a Doily, butterfly and flower for my card !!! The image is by our sponsor this week Crafty Sentiments and the Winner this week will receive Jack, Sally and Baby with teddy images! Paper is from Nitwits (suprise !!) and I added a Marianne die cut with my flowers and leaves.

Not sure who this is for, my other half asked if it was for our baby !!! Dur .......... We have a few babies due in the family so one is bound to be a girl !!! hehe !!

Well I'm off surfing the net ......... I am having to sit on my hands as I want so many yummy things for crafting and really really cant justify them ........... can I ??? Hehe !!!!

Monday, November 14, 2011

Christmas Is Coming !

Hi there here is my first card for the Forever Friends Challenge !!! The theme this fortnight is Christmas is coming !!! Our Sponsor is Whoopsi Daisy and we were given this lovely image to work with by them. (Thank you !)

I coloured the image using water colour pencils, papers are from the Christmas Past Cd. Once again I raided the Xmas decorations and added some bling !!!! The more I look at these papers the more I love them !!! Think I am going to have to use them again !!!

Come and join us in our challenge !!! It runs for a fortnight and all you need it to have an animal on your card and follow the theme of the challenge !!!

Well the nursery is ready !!! All her clothes are in drawers and the wardrobe ready for her to arrive !!! She has more clothes than I do !!! I am so grateful as I have been lent loads of clothes as one of our family members has a little girl that is now 1 !!! It really has been such a big help !!
4 weeks and 5 days to go !!! or not as the case may be !!!

Entering this in the following :

Happy crafting !!!

Friday, November 11, 2011

Happy Friday !!!! As its friday its that time again ............. over at C4E our challenge this week is to create a card using the colours Lilac, green and Grey ! This week we have two sponsors !! Stamping all Day who are giving away 3 downloads and the Digi Garden with 5 digi images for the winner !!! Wow !!!

Well ......... I thought oh no !!! I have no grey card ........... nothing grey at all !!! Yeah right !!! Then I started to look through my bits and found this lovely image I got earlier in the year from Craftwork Cards. Yeah the grey was sorted with the rabbit !!! Green and lilac are also on this image !!! The papers are from Nitwits the possibilities collection.

I also got to use my new stamp !!! I found this as a set of four at Doncaster its lovely to use ! Its by the Unmounted stamp company. And of course I had to add some bling !!!!

Well its back to sorting out the nursery !!! All painted now and furniture in. Just got the clothes from under my bed to put in the drawers !!! So I am off to play !!! hehe !!

happy crafting, have a great weekend !!!

Thursday, November 10, 2011

NEWS !!!!!!

Hi there everybody !!! Some news for you !!! No ............ baby hasn't arrived !!! hehe !!

I have been asked to be on the Forever Friends Challenge Blog fornightly team !!!! I am so thrilled to join the ladies there !!! Come and join us in our fun !! For those who don't know there is a monthly and a fortnightly challenge. Cllick on the link and check it out !!

Take our Blinkie

Right best go get my first card made as the next fortnights challenge starts Monday !!!
Hugs to you all.

Sunday, November 06, 2011

Recycled ................

Hi there well its that time again for our Christmas card gang card ! This week it was Hazels turn to set the challenge and what a great one it was !!! To use either freebie stuff from magazines or something recycled !!! You can check out all of the card by visiting the gangs blogs found on my sidebar !! Of course if anyone wants to join in the fun email one of us !!

I made my card using a recycled Christmas card and the silver snowflakes are from the Christmas tree decs box I have raided !!!! All the papers are out of my scrap box too so I guess that can be counted as recycled as I didn't use any fresh ones !!! (maybe) I did add loads of glitter to the image for the snow, it sure is sparkling away sat here in the conservatory with the sun catching all the glitter on it !!!

Well I hope you all had a safe and fun bonfire night !! We did !! We stuffed ourselves infront of the bonfire with homemade parkin and bonfire toffee, yum yum !!! Oh yeah and the usual baked potato, mug of soup and hot dog roll !!!! Me still full now !!!!

Happy crafting !!!

Friday, November 04, 2011

Lets go a caroling !!!

Hi there, well first let me apologise for the pic !! It was so bright and sunny when I took it !! (I know I shouldn't be complaining at the sun shining!!!) This week at C4E we have a sketch challenge and we have two lovely sponsors this week !!! Bugaboo Stamps are giving 7 free digis away and Karens doodles are giving 3 free digis away !!! Come and join us !!!

I used the image Snowmen Caroling from Karens Doodles for my card colouring it with water colour pencils and glittering up the snow !!! The large white snowflakes are Christmas tree decorations !!! And I just had to use the music stamp again from LOTV. The paper is from Nitwits, Joyful hearts.

Well its mischievous night tonight ............ I know some of you are going to say what's that ??? The night before bonfire night the kids go out and play pranks on folk ........... Its not supposed to be horrid to folk but just silly !! I remember my Grandad always took the garden gate off that night as otherwise it ended up halfway down the street the next day !!! I think but aren't sure its a Northern thing ............. Anyway Taping up the letter box just in case !!!

I am entering this into the following:
Dream Valley - Anything goes
Winter Wonderland - Glitter lots of it (its all over my snowmen and snow !!)
Paper minutes - Blue and white

Have a great day !!

Saturday, October 29, 2011


Hi there all !!! This week at C4E the challenge is to create a Magical card. We are sponsored by Beth at Stamping Dragons Designs. The winner will win 4 digi stamps this week !!! cool !!!

I used a card that had been sent to my daughter. The paper was a free one of the internet from free digital scrapbooking. I added stars and glittered up the smaller printed stars and dots to add pazzaz !!! Its a simple card today but I love them just as much as the fussy ones !!

Well best go as I quickly popped on while my other half was getting his grandaughter up. (We are baby sitting today !!! Getting some practise in !!! Hehe !!)

I am entering into the following challenges:
Charisma Cardz - Anything goes
Scrapbook Sisters - Anything goes

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Sketch Card - Wishing you ......

Hi there all well Michelle at C4E is sponsoring the Sunday Sketch and Stamp challenge this week and we have been asked to be Guest designers for them this week !!! How fabby !!!

This is the sketch this week at Sunday Sketch and Stamp that we were asked to follow. It was great it sure made me think !! I used a Fizzy Moon stamp and coloured using my Promarkers, of course glittering up the flowers !! The sentiment is a LOTV one and the flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts.

Well I am off now with my Aunt to the Doncaster Dome craft fair !!! Purse in hand but only a small amount of dosh in it and when its gone its gone !!! hehe .......... Mmm .......... No It has to be that way !!! Oh how I wish the money tree gre in my garden !!!!

I have entered this into the challenge:

Saturday, October 22, 2011

We wish you a merry Xmas .......

Well it was my turn to set the challenge for the Christmas card gang a Sketch; and this is my card.

I got this stamp a few months back and its just sat there on my desk screaming to be used, so here it is !!! Yes a House Mouse image !!! LOVE em !!! The music stamp is from LOTV (I glittered the edges but not sure it comes out on the pic!) I coloured the image using water colour pencils, used loads of glitter on it for the snow and berries, but look no other bling !!! Papers are from Nitwits, yes I am using them again cos I just love these ones !!! hehe !!! I don't have a Xmas border punch so I improvised and used a holly punch and glues them along the edge of card !!!

Hope you like it !!

I am entering this into the following challenges:
Aud Sentiments - Winter theme
Lothian Crafts - anything goes
KB cute Monday - anything goes
Forever Friends - anything goes

Friday, October 21, 2011

Tails of love anniversary card.

Hi there !!! Wow another week has gone by ........... where did it go !!! This week at Crafts 4 Eternity the challenge is to use one metal embelishment on your card. I made this anniversary card for family in the USA its not till early next year but I figured I had better get ahead as I will be a bit busy with baby then !!!!

Mmm ....... well I decided to make a smaller card than normal, this is a 6" card and I fancied a changed from the norm so decided upon an easel card ......... The papers are from Nitwits and the image is a House Mouse stamp called Tails of Love. I just love this image !!! I coloured it in using water colour pencils as I think these work great for the mice !!! The hearts are cut using the Marianne die set of hearts !! Me likes these ......... I did however refrain from sparkly bling and used the subtle pearls instead !!! I'm afraid my metal embelly isn't very unusual I didn't have much to hand and am so busy looking after Gran. (That's my excuse and I am sticking to it !!! hehe !!)

I have entered this into the following challenge:
Forever friends - anything goes

Well hope you have a great weekend and happy crafting !

Friday, October 14, 2011

Purple and Orange

Well this week at Crafts 4 Eternity the challenge is Purple and orange ............. That just screamed Halloween to me so I tried to stay away from that and do a general card in those colours .......

A quick post today from me, sorry Its hectic at the moment here !!! I used K&K flowers with butterflies I got from The Range. I made the doily using a Martha Stewart round the page punch and the image is from LOTV all glittered up of course !!!!!

Come join in the fun and show us your creations !!

Friday, October 07, 2011

Skating in pink !!

Hi there !!! This week at Crafts 4 Eternity we have a sketch for our challenge (below) and we are sponsored by Karens Doodles !!! She is giving 3 digi stamps for the challenge winner !!! Cool !!!

The image I used is an image from Karens Doodles, the skater !! I love this !!! Of course I had to colour her pink with my promarkers and glittered up her skirt, laces, collar, headband and gloves !!! I am just so in love with the Marianne stars I had to use them again !!! I used a wide piece of ribbon going across the card with a thinner one wrapping around it like a parcel ish .....

I have just the little girl in mind for this card for Xmas !!! Ooh my Christmas cards are getting to be a nice pile now !!!!

Gran made it through her operation !!! Yeah !!!! Amazing ........... I told her last night we had better start planning her 100th party then !!! Seems as tho nothing is going to stop her !!! So now its onto the next phase and her recovery which I know will be hard work for us all !!

Well better get baking now as I am having a 40th birthday bash this weekend !!! Mmm I drew the short straw and am doing the cooking for myself !!!! ????????????

Wednesday, October 05, 2011

Lets trim the tree !!!

Well I know another Xmas card !!!! BUT........ I just had to use this lovely tree dec I got from the Range !!! Its a christmas tree ornament but is flat so goes fabby on a card !!!! Papers are from Nitwits, image is LOTV from their new printed range released recently !! And no flowers on this one !!!! but I did add some bling ............ hehe !!! I tried so hard not to use bling that now I forget to look in my gems drawer !!!

Well what happened to the sunshine !!! Its cold now !!! Roll on the snow I say !!!

I am entering this into the following challenges:
Card mad fairys - too early for Xmas ?
Sparkles Forum Challenge - something that sparkles

Monday, October 03, 2011

Some of the same

Well I loved the card I made using the bauble nesties so I made some more !!! I used some forever friends images and they look great !!! I just love the image of the bear with the wreath !!!

I needed to do some thing with my hands and not too much concentration needed hence repeat of the design !!! Grans operation is tomorrow, so tummy all gone wobbly with nerves !!! Positive thinking !!

Friday, September 30, 2011

Splish splash - it should have been !!

Well this card sure didn't turn out to be what I set out to make !!!! I wanted to make card in the shape of a splash with the girl in the middle and on my cricut I have the words Splish Splash ............ However things are just so hectic here I couldn't get my brain to focus so I used a design I have used before sorry !!! This week at Crafts 4 Eternity the challenge is anything goes !!! This week we are sponsored by Sassy Studio Designs and the prize is 4 digi images !!! Come join in the fun !!

I made the card base using a Marianne die and the image is a Sassy Studio one !! Coloured using promarkers and inked around the edges.

Well Gran didn't get her op Tuesday as she has a chest infection !!! So we are awaiting her still going down to theatre !! Bless her.

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Christmas card Club - Chris's challenge

Hi there all. Its been a very very busy and stressful week for my Aunt and I. My Grandma is in hospital with damage to a 20 year old hip replacement. Theatre is the only option which is scheduled Tuesday. She is 93 and has a heart that beats irregularly ............ its going to be a tough day Tuesday hoping she gets through it.

Anyway I did manage to make a card, it wasn't what I set out to do !!! I just couldn't concentrate and then my printer decided to start doing weird things !!! Great that's all I need, I had to buy a new freezer this week (just as I was preparing things for the freezer for Xmas !!! ), the car has got damaged, Gran in hospital ................ I could so do with a Gin & tonic !!! No I know I cant with baby !!!!

The image is a Tatty teddy one and I borrowed my wonderful Aunts bauble nesties. I glittered up the image and made the bauble look like it was hanging. I used my Marianne Star dies again to make tho beautiful embellies !!! I just love them !!! I added glitter along the edges of the outer bauble and papers to give that sparkle !!!

Anyway hope you like it !

Friday, September 23, 2011

Autumn days

Well Autumn sure feels like its here !!! The Lime trees down our road have been loosing leaves for weeks now !! The weather sure isn't warm any more either !!! I am tying my hand behind my back so I don't reach for the heating switch !!!!

My card is a House Mouse image with the rabbit eating the autumn apples. I coloured the image using water colour pencils, somehow I find I can work with these on these stamps so much easier than promakers !!! I downloaded the paper free from It is from the Fall frolic collection. There are so many lovely papers there !!! The idea with the gems was to look like falling leaves across the page .......... hope it works !!! And of course the punch I used was a Martha Stewart one !!! So as I am trying to not reach for the bling stuff and flowers ........... no glitter, not a Xmas card and bling ......... mmm I guess I failed on the bling as the leaves are gems but no flowers this time !!!! hehe !!! The next card will be a Xmas one tho ................

Over at Crafts 4 Eternity this week our challenge is to create Autumn inspired projects !!! This week we are sponsored by the lovely Janet at Pink Gem Designs and the prize is a choice of 4 digis! Come and join in the fun !!!

I have entered this into the following challenges:
Scrapbook sisters - Autumn colours
paper play - Autumn leaves

Happy crafting everyone !!

Friday, September 16, 2011

Bird, leaves and Glitter !

Hi there. The challenge this week at Crafts 4 Eternity is to have at least one of the following on your card Leaves, a Bird/birds or Glitter !!!

Last weekend at Harrogate I got my sticky hands on one of the new lili of the valley designs. Perfect for this challenge I thought, the boy and girl are hanging up bird feeders for the robins !!! Plus there are leaves on it from the tree !!! So I glittered it up and then went in search of a paper to go with it ............ I got my paper from the Papermania Christmas Past Cd, what a great match me thought, robins and leaves all over it !!!

I know .......... another Xmas card !! Well I am trying very hard to have all my cards ready way in advance as my bundle of joy is due to arrive just before Christmas so I really need to prepared in some way !!!

Come and join in the fun ! This week's challenge is sponsored by Suzette from

And the prize is a choice of 4 digis!

I am entering this into the following challenges:
Cute card Thursday - Anything goes

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Simple but elegant !

Well I was requested to make a card that was simple and would go in the post on a normal stamp and not based on thicker heavier postage of a fancy card !!! So ............

This is a DL card and I used this Flowery Christmas tree die I got at Harrogate this weekend. Its made by Memory Box, they do a swirly one too but I just got this one !! It was one of those impulse purchases you buy because you see them using it and their creations !!! Well this impulse purchase got used unlike so many others in the past !!!! hehe !!!

All I did was put a dab of stickles in the middle of the flowers stick it on the card and rubber stamp the wording !! Simple and easy but effective I hope !!!

Happy crafting everyone !!!

Sunday, September 11, 2011

White On White ......

Mmm ok I made one !!!! It took me a month to think about this and I started it last night finishing it off today. There's so much glitter on it it took all night to dry !!!! So thanks Margaret for the challenge ........... it sure was one !!!

This card is for our Christmas card gang, we challenge each other every two weeks to make a Christmas card. Check out the other ladies cards on my side bar !!

So I used 1 white card !!! glittered the edges and then placed a smaller square using foam mount to give a raised effect on the card. I used a snowflake embossing folder and placed that raised onto another white card glittered around the edge. The idea was to give definition ........... My old faithful Cricut machine came into use for the wording which I smothered in Stickles !!! Again I used foam pads to raise it so you could see it !! BUT what I really love on this card are the stars and flowers !!

These are the new Marianne Bauble dies. I cut them and smothered them in Stickles (told you I had loads of glitter to dry last night!!!) used small flowers and then a leaf punch from Martha Stewart placing them all in the middle of the dry star !! so while I may not have liked WOW I will be using these stars on my cards again !! (in fact don't be suprised if there isn't one on the next post !!) I did however get to use up loads of white bits of card I had accumulated on my desk !!

Apologies for the photos, so not good to take pics of WOW ........... !!!

Our next challenge is set by Chris and its Anything goes !!! Phew ..........

Well I had a great morning at Harrogate craft show with my wonderful Auntie, the ribbon came from there but everything else I already had stashed !!! Would you believe I only bought card blanks !!! Oh yes and a Spellbinder die !!!! hehe !!

I am entering this into the following challenges:
Crafting when we can - anything goes
Creative card crew - anything goes
Christmas Crafting - Christmas sparkle
Scrap Cards - Christmas
Crafty ribbons - Festive cheer in September