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Monday, 22 November 2010

Running out of year

Well I don't know where this year has gone,but I think it's going to run out before I get all my christmas cards made, anyway here's one I made yesterday (been doing some christmas shopping today)

Iv'e used the cute little gingerbread man again, from pink gem designs and printed off a recipe, the pretty little flowers are from wildorchidcrafts  and the punched snowflakes are covered with Icicle stickles.
I am entering this card in the Wild Orchid Challenge no10 Blue Christmas.
 Thanks for visiting my blog please leave a comment to let me know you've been, Thanks Irene xx

Friday, 19 November 2010

Just Magnolia Challenge 83

I am entering this card in the above challenge, the colour has to be white + 1, I have chosen lilac

The image was kindly donated by one of my docraft friends,and I have coloured with copics
flowers are from wildorchid
MS branch punch,
lace ,ribbon and pearls from stash

 Thank you so much for taking the time to visit my blog, all comments most welcome

Monday, 15 November 2010

a Cute Christmas Card

This months challenge over on the PINK GEM challenge blog, is to follow a sketch, and use non traditional colours, i've chosen shades of pink.

The gorgeous image was a free digi from PINK GEM as is the sentiment flowers are from wildorchid crafts
snoflakes are punched, covered in crystal stickles and stars added    
Thanks for taking the time to visit my blog, and I love reading any comments xx                                                

Saturday, 13 November 2010


Still got lots of christmas cards to make, so here is a quick one

Used an image from one of my MCS CDs, and the flowers are from wildorchid crafts, can't remember where the backing paper is from as I have had it a few years, and the sentiment is computer generated and cut out with nesties.
I am entering this card into the challenge over at wildorchid, the theme is A CLASSIC CHRISTMAS, using the colours red, green and gold.
Thanks for visiting my blog,and all comments are very much appreciated.

Wednesday, 27 October 2010

Think Pink Challenge

Here is my latest card, made for THE THINK PINK CHALLENGE  over at just magnolia

I was diagnosed with breast cancer 17 years ago, so when I saw this challenge I just had to enter
 I would also like to enter it in
                                           Totally Tilda Challenge 8 -- Pink and Pearls
                                           Wild Orchid Challenge 8-- Pastels
 The papers are from pink petticoat and Tilda is coloured with copics
 Thanks for visiting my blog, and any comments are very much appreciated

Sunday, 24 October 2010

Another christmas card

I am entering this card into the LOTV challenge Winter FUN

The background papers are from the papermania Festive Frolics pad , just scraps left over from another card. Image coloured using copics, snowflakes punched from glitter card ,and clear gems added. The sentiment ticket can be found on Lisa's blog http://www.onehappylittlecrafter,blogspot,com/
Thanks for visiting my blog and any comments are very welcome

Saturday, 23 October 2010


I am entering this card in challenge 9 on A Gem Of A Challenge Blog, this is only my 2nd attempt at a blog challenge, hope I get it right

The image is a free digi from pink gem designs, coloured with copics, and glossy accents added to the nose.The paper is Papermania from the festive frolics pad, and the  flowers are from wildorchid crafts with pearls added to the centres, red and green card from papermill. Thank you for visiting my blog and all comments are very much appreciated,xx

Thursday, 21 October 2010


It's been nearly a month since I last posted on here, where does the time go, I spend so much time blog hopping,and on docrafts,must get myself more organized. Anyway here's 2 of my latest cards, both Tildas, the first is for Kay's challenge on docrafts, had to be a cracker shaped card

The base card is from Kanban  image coloured with copics  wreath cut with Marianne Creatables wreath die, ric rac ribbon and computer generated sentiment.

The second card uses  papers from Papermania 'Festive Frolics ' and the sentiment paper is from my stash, punched slowflakes from gliiter card and ribbon and pearls again from stash

Thank you so much for visiting my blog and I really do appreciate any comments, hope to be back before the end of Nov, love Irene                                                                                                                                         

Wednesday, 29 September 2010


I thought I was going to have more time for crafting, but we've been decorating the living room, and I don't know where the time has gone. I have managed to make a few cards, and here are 2 of them, These are an order for a friend, for her neices wedding, the colour scheme is black and ivory, and she didn't want a church, or a bride and groom on the card. So here is what I have done, the 2nd smaller card is a gift wallet.

I also made this little tag,to go in the gift card, I know it's got a bride and groom on, but she doesn't have to use it if she doesn't want to.

         I used            a heart embossing folder from Crafts Too
                              flowers and pearls from wildorchid crafts
                              heart shaped nesties
                              martha stewart edge and leaf punches
                              LOTV image coloured with copics   

 Thanks for visiting my blog and any comments are very much appreciated, love Irene                                                 

Wednesday, 22 September 2010

friendship and anniversary

Well after 2 days of gorgeous weather, it's now raining again, anyway here are 2 cards,I made them last week,and they have now been received so I can now show them. The first is my Sept friendship card for the docrafts forum                                                     

                                                                              Sorry can't tell you what the stamp is as the image was a gift from a friend

 The 2nd card is a wedding anniversary card, again for a friend on docrafts, this image is a PB stamp,isn't it cute?

                                                                        Well I am now going to have a tidy up in my craft room, and then start on a wedding card and gift wallet for an order
Thank you for stopping by, and for all the lovely comments,bye for now Irene

Friday, 17 September 2010

More time for crafting

Well my grandaughter Freya, who I have looked after 2-3 days a week since she was 6 months, starts full time school on Mon. She has been going part time for the last 2 weeks. So apart from school holidays I will have more time to craft. I will really miss her, but she and her older sister Megan will still visit once a week,at least, and hubby and I will have more time for adventure, now we are both retired.Here is a card I have made for a friend,her birthday is later this month, but she is visiting New York and Boston, to celebrate her 60th, so I have sent it early

The image is a digi stamp from Bugaboo
and the sentiment is computer generated
Thanks for taking the time to visit my blog and all comments are very much appreciated

Thursday, 16 September 2010

really back into crafting

and enjoying it, made a few cards this week, some I can't post till they have been sent out, don't want to spoil the surprise, I can show this one though, it's for my brother, and i've used a digi stamp again

image from DigiStamp Boutique
Thanks for taking the time to visit my blog, and for any comment you may leave, I really do appreciate it,love Irene


Monday, 13 September 2010

creative inspirations DT call

Been very busy just lately looking after grandchildren, and we've been away on holiday,as a result my blog and crafting have been neglected. Well i'm back into card making now,and to give myself a challenge I am entering this card into my first blog challenge. Creative Inspirations are looking for a DT member, the requirement for the card is autumn colours, and this card fits the bill.

digi image from DigiStamp Boutique
coloued with copics
edges distressed with  Tim Holtz  brushed corduroy
 added buttons and punched leaves
I am sending this card to a male friend, who likes the great outdoors, so hope he likes it                                                                             

Tuesday, 3 August 2010


Well we had another golden wedding to go to on Sun, this was my late mum's goddaughters celebration, I was a bridesmaid for them. They live down south, but decided to hold it in Pudsey, where Brenda is originally from, this was good for me,as my brothers don't live locally, and they both came with their wives, and we had a really good day. The last time we were all together was mum's funeral 4 years ago,so it was good to all meet up again,for  this celebration.
Here is the card I made for them, and because of all the flowers, I also made a box for it

This morning we have just received an invite for another golden wedding (Chas' cousen) in Sept, so will have to get my thinking cap on, for another card. Today is a grandchild free day, we looked after them yesterday and we have them tomorrow, so I am going to get some cards made today. Yesterday we decorated wooden spoons,and dressed them up and we made pizza for lunch. Tomorrow we are having a trip to the Range, so could be an expensive day. Anyway I won't get cards made while i,m on here, so bye for now

Friday, 30 July 2010

Golden Wedding

We are going out to dinner tonight to celebrate the 50th wedding anniversary of Chas' brother and sister-in-law, and here is the card I have made for them.I hope they like it

 The image is from my FF cd , all the wording is computer generated, the mirri board is gold, it doesn't show very well, and the flowers are from wildorchid, and I used my heart nesties for the first time,and I love them.
Well I must get off this computer, and go get ready, hope it's stopped raining, Irene xx

Tuesday, 20 July 2010


Well I have been neglecting my blog, wasn't feeling too good last week and trying to catch up on some cards

 I made this card for my grandaughter Megan, it's for her teacher

The next 2 cards are for grandaughter Freya, 1 for her childminder, and the other for all the staff at her playgroup. They were thrilled to bits with them, so well worth the effort

Tomorrow  the playgroup are having a TEDDY BEAR'S PICNIC in the woods,and I am going with Freya,so hope the weather stays fine,it's been a bit of a mixed bag this last week. So if I survive tomorrow i'll be back ,maybe with some pictures

Tuesday, 6 July 2010


Hi thought I'd just pop on and upload a card, while tea is cooking. This is July's friendship card, for the docraft forum.

The image is LOTV  kindly sent to me by Elaine( Emisnanny on docrafts) I have used my copics to colour it. The backing papers are Kanban, and I think the sentiment was a free stamp with a magazine I have also uses ,lace, ribbon, card candy and flowers from my stash. Hope she likes it, I will soon know as I am posting it tomorrow. Bye for now Irene xx

Friday, 25 June 2010

A few cards

Here are a few cards I have made over the last week, the one above is a friendship card for another docrafter. I have used my favourite tilda of the moment, coloured her with copics, for the border I used a MS  round the page punch, and the flowers are a gift from a friend. The 2nd card is for the Tilda challenge, again on docrafts, hosted by Jennie

I have had the handmade backing paper for quite a while, I think it was from WHS, same Tilda, again coloured with copics, and I used circle nesties and circle nellie snellen dies, flowers from wildorchid crafts and lace and ribbon from stash
Finally the 3rd card is for the Gorguss Girl challenge, again on Docrafts, and I am hosting this challenge
,The challenge was for the card to be in shades of 1 colour plus white and to have some glitter on it. I used another MS punch, the flowers, which I have added glitter to are again from wildorchid crafts,and I also added some sparkle to her boots. Oh and she was also
 coloured with copics  
 Well I don't think I will get much crafting done next week, as this gorgeous little fellow         
and his mum (daddy has to work)are coming to stay for a few days, we haven't seen him since the 1st may, as he lives in Birmingham, so we are looking forward to spending time
with him, so bye for now Irene xx                                                                                                                                 

Thursday, 17 June 2010

Wednesday, 16 June 2010

Here are 2 cards,1 for my sons birthday,and the other for my daughter in law's birthday,yes they share the same birthday,but 2 years apart. I always feel that my male cards are missing something,probably because I cant use ribbons,lace and flowers

Friday, 4 June 2010

Another beautiful day today

Doesn't it make you feel good when the sun is shining,although I can't sit out in it,unless I want to be covered in big red blobs. Well here's a card I made yesterday

it's for my sons father-in-law, and as he always has a BBQ no matter  what the weather, I thought my new LOTV stamp would be ideal, As I couldn't use my
   usual flowers and ribbon,I used buttons and thread, and a bit of card candy, hope he likes it.

Monday, 31 May 2010

It's A Girl Thing

The image on this card is called "It's A Girl Thing " and it's a Sugar Nellie stamp from Funky Kits. I bought this stamp as 100% from sales go to a  UK Breast Cancer Charity,and as I am a survivor of this dreadful disease,I thought I would buy it. And now i've used it I love it,in fact it reminds me of one of my grandaughters.

I have coloured the image with copics
The papers were a gift from a friend
The pearls are from Joanne Sheen
And the flowers are Prima

 The next card I have to make is a male birthday card,so it could take me a while,I much prefere doing female cards
Well i'd better get my thinking cap on,so bye for now love Irene xx

Sunday, 30 May 2010

Well here goes

This is my first attempt at blogging,so hope i've done everyhing right!!
I made this card today,with my favourite stamp of the moment
backing paper is papermania
flowers are from wildorchid
sentiment was a free stamp
image coloured with copics (still learning).

Well if I have succeeded with this post,I will be back tomorrow to add more, bye for now Irene xx