Sunday, December 16, 2012

Anything but a square !

This time at the Christmas card club its Clare's turn to set the challenge !
Great one Clare I have been making a conscious effort 
to not make square cards recently !!!
So .......... I had a few up my sleeve lol !!

For the blue one above I used my XXL GO-Kreate dies to make the shape of the card,
LOTV image, Doh-Hickey tag, Snowflakes from Asda !! and papers from Nitwits !!

The red one below ...... I used my NEW XXL scalloped dies !! 
THANK YOU Margaret !! hehe she treated me to a set !!
Again image is LOTV, holly branch die from Cheery Lynn
and papers from Nitwits. 
And yes there is another below .......

A Vintage one ...... I used my Marianne Oval Anja Die
for this one !!! Cheery Lynn holly die and 
image from a CD and  lots of pearls !!
Phew ...... thats it honest !!! 

Hope you like them !!
Happy Crafting and Have a great Xmas !!!

Sunday, December 02, 2012

Let it snow !!

Oh please yes let it snow and then we can make snowmen !!!
I love playing in the snow !!!
This week Margaret set the Challenge at the Christmas card club !

Well ........ I said I had my card made ........ 
Mmm could I find the photo I took .....
No !!! So I made another !!!

I tried to do something different but it just didn't work in the time I had ......
So its my usual I'm afraid !!
LOTV image, nitwit papers, Marianne star with WOC flowers!!
Hope you like it !!

Great Challenge Margaret !!!
Now I know I have the cards ready for the next challenge 
as I have the post scheduled already !!! lol !!
Happy Crafting !!
Off to go get a tree this afternoon so mince pies and mulled wine tomorrow
when we decorate it !!!

Sunday, November 18, 2012

Yikes another two weeks have passed ............
 where have they gone !!! 
I have been making Xmas cakes and sweets and not many cards at all !! 
Oh boy I best get my mojo back soon !!

This time at the Christmas Card Club Hazel set the challenge !! 
Bright colours ........ oops I thought it was the Snowman Challenge but thats next time !!! 
So I had a search through my cards I made earlier and hope this is ok !! 
Its Bright red !!! 
Still I'm all ready for next time lol !!!

I used LOTV image, XXL Go Create dies for the card, Martha Stewart Punch,
Dohickey tag and of course my Snowflake tree dec !!!

Pop over and check out the other ladies creations links are on the sidebar !!
Happy Crafting everyone !!

Sunday, November 04, 2012

Sugar and Spice

I can't believe two weeks has passed and I haven't made a card !!!
This time its Zoe's turn to set the challenge at
the Christmas Card club !!!
She chose Sugar and Spice !!!

Here is my card............ 
Sugar and Spice and all things nice, THAT'S what little girls are made of !
The card is made by using a Marianne Anja Oval die
Image from a disc, Cheery Lynn holly and flowers !!

It takes a lot of pearls to do this card but I think it was worth it !!
Hope you like it !!!

Sunday, October 21, 2012

Musical delights !!!

Mmm ..... It wouldn't be a delight if it were I singing !!!
Again these are some cards I did earlier !!
The Christmas card club challenge this time was set my myself,
and is a musical theme !!
So I have two done for this challenge !!!
(Only because I set the challenge after looking at the cards I had !!)

I love this image from LOTV !! 

This square card is boxed too and in tissue paper !! 
ooh I say !!! 
The snowflakes are just about run out now .....
so come on Asda get those Xmas decs in !!
Music stamp and Sentiment from LOTV,
papers from Nitwits and die cut from Cheery Lynn !

Secondly this round card was cut using Grand spelbinders, 
papers from Nitwits, flowers from WOC.
Just love this layout !!

Phew ............. 
If anyone fancies joining us girls then just email us !!
Check out the other cards you can find the blogs on my sidebar !

Happy crafting everyone !!
I'm off for a walk ........... walking seems to take my mind off stuff
and I seem to be able to cope better in the day as a result of it!
Missing Grandma terrible.

Sunday, October 07, 2012

A "Blue Peter" job ..........

Oh boy I feel so bad ....... I really feel I am letting my friends and blog family down trying to deal with lifes events ..... so here is one I made earlier !!! Hence the "Blue Peter" title !!! 

Its time at the Christmas card club to post our fortnights challenge card. 
This time Sylvie set the theme Red and White !! 
Well .......................
I just so happened to have made this before I went on holiday how lucky is that !!!

I used one of the new Wild Rose Annabelle Christmas pre-printed images !! 
Ooh they are so beautiful !!!
Of course a Christmas card had to have one of my favourite Snowflake tree decs on !!!
 Can't wait till Asda get them in again I'm nearly out !!!
 I Also used The Whimsy postcard rubber stamp and 
Cheery Lyn die cut of holly swirls along with a Spellbinder die with the sentiment. 
Paper is Nitwits !!! All my favourites !!

So ...... I am going to try to get back into things, 
starting with posting cards I make just for making sake !
 I'm not sure I'm ready to focus on cards I have to make just yet ........
But know my blogland family I really appreciate all your 
emails and comments it really helps.

Happy crafting !!

Sending Hugs

Well I liked the effect of the style of my last card so much I made myself get my craft things out and made this using Cuddly Buddly's pre-coloured image Don't feel too good.

I also used these wonderful papers A Portfolio of papers - Brown and A patchwork of papers - blue. The sentiment is from 12 round Greetings. I used Marianne dies flowers and leaves and leaf swirl.

Happy crafting everyone and thank you all for the lovely comments and emails about Grandma!!

Friday, September 28, 2012

Birthday girl

This week at C4E we want to see all your cards with a children's theme on ! 
Pop on over and join in the fun !! 
We are sponsored by Floppy Latte !! Thank you !!

Well I struggled to get sat down and create !!! 
But here is the results of a whole days struggle !!! lol !!! 
Funny, I just sat and stared at all my stuff for 3/4 of the day 
and then did this in the last hour !! Mmm ...... 

Papers are from Cuddly Buddly, image is LOTV 
I used my fantastic Aunts Grand Nesties for the card !!
Ooh ....... I'm cutting loads of blanks before I give her them back lol!!!

How I miss my Grandma, I keep picking the phone up
to tell her of "new" things baby is doing !!
I know it will get better and I know I will always miss her
it will just be different.

So ............... hopefully I wont stare for quiet so long making my next card !!!

Happy Crafting !

Thursday, September 20, 2012

A celebration ........

Today we celebrate the amazing life of my Grandmother. 
Here she is with a card I made her,
there were many but this was a work of love !!!
Both sides were decorated !!!
It took three day to make lol !
But worth it.

Love you Grandma xxx

Monday, September 10, 2012

Sad news

Sadly my wonderful Grandma passed away on Friday.
I am going to take a few weeks off cardmaking.
I am sure you will all understand !!!
I will be back tho as Arnie said !! Week of 23rd !!!
Thank you for all your support.

Here I am 40 years ago with her !!! Oh yesterday ......... Not sure what tomorrow holds
BUT it will be a better place as she was in my yesterdays.

Hugs xxx

Thursday, September 06, 2012

Use Ribbon on your Project !!

Its a new challenge over at Forever Friends and Co !!!
We want to see your creations with RIBBON on !!

This month we have a new sponsor Scrappers Delight !!!

Our other sponsor this month is The Ribbon girl

Pop on over and join in the challenge !!

The image and papers I used are both from Scrappers Delight
Very beautiful paper ! 
This will get used lots !!!

I used Flowers from WOC, ribbon from Walmart
Silver swirls are a Memory box die, tag is Dohickey and sentiment
is a LOTV one !! The border is a Martha Stewart punch.

Phew .. best get back to the washing !!! 
Just back off hols so you can imagine what the Utility room looks like !!
Happy crafting !!

Friday, August 31, 2012

Less is more

Well this is so not me !! lol
Clean, simple cards .......... !!! No bits or glam ....
Well I sat on my hands and made this !!
It was so hard to resist the bits...... 
It was good therapy for me !!! lol !!!
This week the challenge at C4E is Less is more !!! Pop over and join the fun !!

I used a Hot Diggity Dog image and added some words !! 
Not a lot else to say Lol !!!
Happy crafting !!

Saturday, August 25, 2012

Tiered Easel thank you card !!

I made this card for Cuddly Buddly using .....
(I begged my Aunt to use her dies !!!)
Mine are a coming for my birthday me thinks !!! lol !!! 
I saw my other half write down the details !!!)
 Grand circle nesties and Grand scalloped circles for the shape of the card !!!

Basically you make three easel cards all of descending size 
then place them on each other so the card in front holds the easel from behind !!

I had to use the same image and papers as my last card for them as my 
computer decided to not like the Microsoft update and shut me out !!
Thankfully I had printed loads last time and could make a card !

I decorated the circles using on the back Marianne Branch forest
The center I used Marianne swirl leaf all over to create texture,
On the front of the card I used the smaller leaf die from Marianne flowers and leaves !
The image is a pre-coloured one Little Sweeties bouquet
Papers are Patchwork of papers - purple !! YUMMY !!
and I blinged it up with Heart gems and Stickles Star dust !!!

So now I have to reload all my email contacts and all my internet bookmarks !!
Thank goodness I backed up my photos and videos !!!
So ..... happy crafting !!!

Friday, August 24, 2012

Cooking up a storm !!!

Well a cake at least !!! lol !!! This week at C4E the challenge is Food for thought !!! 
Pop over and join in the challenge !! You could win a prize !! Our sponsor this week is ............
Well I did say a few weeks ago you would see these papers and layout again !!! lol !!
LOTV image, Nitwit papers, Cheery Lynn die cut, WOC flowers and Marianne star die cut !!!

So its the last week of the summer holidays here ............. No more lie-ins .. mmm ....
New school uniform already washed and ironed and hanging ready !! 
My baby girl (11 really) is off to high school ......... where did the years go ??
Her baby sister will miss her during the day, she loves her so much and her face lights up when she sees her !
Ah bless, life is good !

Happy crafting !!!

Saturday, August 18, 2012

A card for Grandma

I made this card for Cuddly Buddly and have given it to my lovely Gran. 
She is becoming much weaker now, its so sad to watch. Her "colours" are lilacs !!!
 At one point there was every shade of purple you could get in her wardrobe and no other colour !! 
Lol !!! Still it does suit her ! So I couldn't give this card to anyone but her !!

I got SO excited when I opened the download for the papers they are AMAZING !!! 
I LOVE them !!!
The ribbon, flowers and lace I had in my stash, I have been stroking the lace for two years,
I took a deep breath when I cut it !! lol !!! 
The sentiment is from Garden Vignettes Tickets.
I used my Marianne corner die LR0143, the small leaves from Marianne flower and leaves LR0156 
and the swirl is from Marianne's leaf swirl die.

Hope you like it !!! Gran did !!!
Happy crafting and have a great weekend ! 
I am looking after my cousins daughter today so I guess the house will be not so tidy !!!
Have a great one !

Friday, August 17, 2012

Splish splash splosh !!

Well I have never done one of these before !!! Over at C4E this week the challenge theme is Water !! 
Pop over and join in the challenge !!! You could win a prize !!! Our sponsor this week is ......

Thankfully I had just got hold of the new House Mouse Cd !! I was looking for another challenge (oops nearly gave you a sneak peak there !!) and found this image !! 
Phew ......... water isn't one of those things I have bought for before !!

I used the Die-namics butterfly die (LOVE it !) and a tag from Doh-hickey (LOVE it again !) Ribbon is from my stash and flowers from WOC ! The paper is from the House Mouse Disc too, there is one with every project !! This was actually a piramage project but I just used a flat printed image and glittered it up!! LOVE this disc !! Actually I just LOVE  House Mouse !!!

Happy crafting everyone !!

Sunday, August 12, 2012

Decorating the tree

Its time again for the Christmas card clubs challenge !!! 
This time it was Kerry's turn to set the challenge and she set a Sketch as below !!! Nice one Kerry !

So..... out with my fav Xmas Nitwit papers !! lol .. well I didn't have much time and I had to make 4 cards !!!! 
In fact you will see these papers and similar layout again in a few weeks !!! 

I used a LOTV image, yeah it a pre-printed one ..... hey time was not on my side !! 
Papers as  I said Nitwits, flowers WOC, Tree and Snowflake are Xmas tree decs !!!
Go check out the other ladies cards, you can find them on my side bar !!! 
They are a great bunch of ladies, if you fancy joining just email one of us !!

Friday, August 10, 2012

Happy Anniversary !!

Yikes another week over with !!! The school holidays are flying by !!! Mind you I am exhausted !! 
We have done so much ........... Roll on Sept and I can have a day on the couch !!!

Well this week at C4E our challenge is a colour one !!! Entitled Sandcastles.
Pop over and check it out !

You could win a prize !! our sponsors this week are .......

So, I dusted off my House Mouse stuff ......... I haven't used them for ages and I LOVE them !! (I have used them for my next challenge too !! Lol ....... yeah I am ahead of myself for now !!! lol !!)
The hearts are a Marianne die, border is a Martha Stewart punch and sentiment from LOTV on a spellbinders die cut. Papers are Nitwits !! Phew ......... that seemed a mouthful !! lol !

So, hope the pics are better ......... I got a new camera !!! Well tomorrow we are having a family reunion !! We haven't had one for 11 years !! So I HAD to (cough cough) have a camera to take decent pics !! 
Well I couldn't say I needed one for cards !! Lol !!!
Happy crafting !!

Wednesday, August 08, 2012

Toby Tumble Friends

I made this card for Cuddly Buddly using Toby Tumble Just say Hi !! 
Its a great 3D image really easy to cut out.

Plain and simple but pretty me thinks !
Happy crafting !

Saturday, August 04, 2012

Xmas bears

I made this for Cuddly Buddly, aww the image is so sweet !!! Its a pre-coloured image Beary Merry Xmas. The papers are from this too and from Quilted Holly. Sentiment is from Christmas Tickets.

Flowers and ribbon are from my Stash and I used the Marianne Star  with the flowers and punched leaves, glittered up with Stickles Crystal for efffect !!! I also glittered up the cuts from my Icicle die by Marianne. I have had the corner die for ages and not used it !!! Crikey it got to the bottom of my dies !!! So ....... at last it got used !!! lol !!!

I have to laugh its a hot sunny day here and I am making Xmas cards !!! lol !!! Ah well ..........

Friday, August 03, 2012

Summer fun !!

OOh it has been so nice having all this sunshine !! The challenge this week at C4E was so well timed !!! Summer sun ! We want to see all your summer projects !! Come and join us you could win a prize !!!
Crafts 4 Eternity are our sponsors this week !!! Thank you !!

I used Scarlette Beach from Bugaboo, I just love this image, I have already used it once this summer !!! I even coloured it with my promarkers !! lol !! The papers are from DCWV pocketful of posies, I have had these ages and not used them !! I am terrible with bought papers ........... !!! The ice-cream stickers are from K&Co (I thhink) I have had these 2 years and not used them till now !!! I really must make an effort to use stuff and not keep it cos its nice !!! And the sentiment was from a a die cut sheet but who knows where that came from !!! sorry !!!

Well I hope the summer hols are going smoothly ............. no "I'm Bored: yet I hope !!! I don't think my feet have touched the ground the last two weeks !!! lol I'm gonna need a rest after the hols are over !!!
Happy crafting everyone !!!

Sunday, July 29, 2012

Christmas Angels

Well I finally got a card done for the Christmas card club gang !!! I'm so sorry ladies  I have just got so bogged down with life's stuff ........... This time it is Dawn who set the challenge; to use an Angel on your card !! So here is a very quick card from me, I had to fit in making three cards today and look after baby!!!

The image is LOTV, card cut using a Marianne Die, Holly swirls is a Cheery lynn die ( I LOVE THIS !!) and ticket sentiment from Cuddly Buddly. FLowers and glitter and hey presto !!! Hope you like it !! Please go visit the other ladies in the CCC you can find the links to their blogs on my sidebar !!

Happy crafting !!! Ooops  I nearly said Happy Christmas !!! lol

Saturday, July 28, 2012

Sledging fun !

I know its July and here we have a Xmas card !!! Well my next posting is one too !!! lol !!! I made this card for Cuddly Buddly and used Christmas Tickets for the sentiment, frosted lace for the paper .... ooh there really is some yummy designs in the set ! and Toby Tumble lets go sledging 3D sheet ! I glittered up the edges  and star with Stickles Star dust. The star is from Marianne Star and Bauble die, I used a Martha Stewart punch for the leaves and flowers from my stash !

This really did cut out well and was so easy to assemble as a decoupage ! I borrowed my Aunts Spellbinder Bauble dies to cut the bauble shapes !!! Thanks very much !!!

Friday, July 27, 2012

Birthday cake !

This week the challenge at C4E is Birthdays !!! We want to see all your birthday cards !!! Pop over and join in the fun !

I made this card on the hop !! Its House Mouse stamp I coloured with water colour pencils, Paper is from Forever Friends Retro, hearts are a  Marainne die and the tag is a Dohickey one !! A rare one for a man ! Its not often I make male cards, they are so hard to do !!!! lol !!!

Happy Crafting