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Friday, 9 December 2011

Not a christmas card

This card is for my neices birthday, makes a change from all the christmas cards i've made lately, i've followed the sketch at   http://sketchandstashchallenge.blogspot.com/

 The papers are new, printed from a CD, the image was a gift from a fellow crafter and is coloured with copics, and ribbon and flowers are from my stash
Well we have the girls sleeping over tonight, as mum and dad are going to a christmas party, so it will be a DVD and popcorn tonight, and I guess an early start to tomorrow


Thursday, 8 December 2011


Well i've decided that if I want to get all my  christmas cards done, I will have to do some simple ones, and I managed to make five last night, and I really like them. I went to my first stampin up party a couple of weeks ago, and I have used the stamps I bought, called 'polar party',  on this card I used the trees but there are penguins, a polar bear, a sentiment and a few other small stamps

I used a green promarker and a red jell pen for the trees, and a gold jell pen for the stars and I am entering it in the following challenge

simplylessismoore. colour green

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Monday, 5 December 2011

Catching up

Haven't been around much, went to Birmingham at end of Nov for Freddie's 3rd birthday party, and then i've been having problems with internet connection, but hopefully it's sorted now. Managed to get a photo of all four grandchildren together, and here they are

They are Freddie aged 3, Freya 5, George 5 months and Megan who is Freya's sister 8.
I am slowly catching up with my christmas cards, here is the one for Freddie

It is an 8x8 card and the image is popcorn bear, and I have gone a bit mad with the stickles.
I am entering it in the following challenges

divasbydesignchallenge. anything goes
dreamvalleychallenges.  sparkle
Well must get on, thanks for visiting my blog                

Friday, 18 November 2011


I made this card for the friendship swap on Docrafts, and  then realized it fits the wild orchid challenge.

Image is from MCS , punch is martha stewart, flowers wild orchid, pearls, pins and ribbon from stash
wildorchidchallenge.      brown and blue.

Well going out for a meal tonight with friends, so off to get ready.                                                               

Wednesday, 16 November 2011

Busy, Busy, Busy.

Well I love Christmas, when it finally arrives, but hate all the hastle of shopping for presents, so this year I decided that I would give christmas cakes as presents, so have been busy this week, weighing out ingredients, soaking fruit in brandy, and baking cakes, 6 down and 3 still to make, and will start decorating them tomorrow, as 4 have to be ready for a trip down to Birmingham  at the end of Nov. Anyway in between cakes I have managed to make a few cards and here is one of them, it's for our grandson's first christmas.

and here's the inside

It's an 8 x 8 card, and the image, backing paper and inserts are all from a   crafters companion ,popcorn  bear CD, sentiment was done on the computer, and i've added ribbon and a couple of gems
I am entering it in the following challenges

foreverfriendschallenge     Christmas is coming
ccmonthlychallenge.  Let it snow
herecometheboysblogchallenge.  white, red and green 

Well on with the card making. thanks for taking the time to visit my blog.                   

Tuesday, 8 November 2011


I saw this stamp at the Harrogate craft show at the LOTV stall, £2.00 from the sale goes to children in need, and as I was born in Pudsey I had to buy it. And here is one of the cards I made.

I am going to make all my grandchildren a card with the stamp
I coloured  Pudsey with copics, and made my own backing paper, cut a flower with my silhouette robo and added a brad for a bit of bling.

I am entering it in the following challenges
sketchandstashchallenge    no 74  new stash  the stamp
craftybootschallenge  young at heart
foreverfriendschallenge   bling bling

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Sunday, 6 November 2011

What a lovely day

Well I thought that after the bonfires and fireworks of last night it would be a foggy day today, but it has been a lovely day, with the sun shining brightly, only thing is , the sun shows up the dust, ah well a bit of dust never hurt anyone, and today I am cardmaking, so dusting can wait till tomorrow. I am finally getting to grips with my robo silhouette, and I cut these flowers with it. They were made just using a basic heart shape, welded together to make a flower, cut out in different sizes, and layered up.

I used craft card for the base, and used a papermania birdsong stamp and versemark to make the background, the papers are also papermania birdsong, added a few green gems and sentiment was done on computer.
I am entering it in the following challenges

.4craftychicks  challenge 62 diecuts
cardmakinmamas.   challenge 32 cut it out
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Wednesday, 2 November 2011

Where does it go

The time I mean, I always seem to be rushing about and getting nothing done.Well I did make 34 birthday invites for my grandsons party, and had the grandchildren for a day, as it was half term,and we did our first carboot sale on Sun, now that was an experience.Anyway I have managed to make a card this week, and here it is

I love this cute image, it's from a popcorn bear CD as is the backing paper, I used nesties to cut the circles, and the large snoflake is a cuttlebug die, the small ones are punched, and they are covered with stickles. The ribbon is a scrap from my box, and the pearls and gems are also from my stash I am entering this card in the following challenges

sketchandstashchallenge. no73
dreamvalleychallenges   no 19 anything goes
crafters companion challenge   no 18 Let it Snow   

Thank you for taking the time to visit my blog, xx                                         

Sunday, 23 October 2011

Something different

Today I have made something different, these are for my 4 grandchildren, and will be filled with sweets, even little George, who is only 14 wks is getting one, i'm sure mummy and daddy will eat the sweets for him.

The spider image was a freebie from digistampboutique, and I made it into a backing paper on the computer and then printed onto card, and then made into cartons on my Hougie board. The little witch is a digi from .bugaboostamps the teddy in the pumpkin is from  .disdigidownloads and the other cute image is from digistampboutique.  and they are all coloured with copics. The little stickers are from  a pound shop. I really enjoyed making these and will probably make some as christmas gifts
I am entering these in the following challenges

dreamvalleychallenges  challenge 18 Halloween

disdigidesignschallenge   Halloween

herecometheboysblogchallenge             challenge 13 Halloween (2 of the cartons are for boys)

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Tuesday, 18 October 2011

Very wet and windy

What an awful day, weather wise that is, the sun came out for a while this afternoon, so hubby went for a walk, and came back soaked to the skin  and freezing cold. I on the other hand was sensible and stayed in and made a card.

I am entering this card in incywincydesigns     challenge 116   Recycle
My recycled item is  the wired star, it is from an old christmas card, image is from bugaboo and is coloured with copics. The card looked a bit dark till I added the glitter snoflakes, but they seem to have lifted it a bit.
Thanks for taking the time to visit my blog, off to make dinner now, will be back later to look at some other blogs.                                                                 

Monday, 17 October 2011

Card for a friend

Here's a card, made for one of my docraft buddies, who isn't very well at the moment, get well soon Mau.

The image is from here   and is coloured with copics, backing paper papermania and embossing folder is   cottage floral by craft concepts, buttons ribbon and flower from stash
I am entering this card in the following challenge
divasbydesignchallenge 12   Button up

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Thursday, 13 October 2011


Another christmas card today

As it's nearly half term I thought I would tidy out the grandchildrens craft box, and I found this gorgeous navy card with silver flecks, I think it's Kanban, they have only got a small piece now, because i've used the rest for this card. I have used the sketch from sketch and stash challenge 72, the image is coloured with copics, and lots of glitter, and the blue pearls are from wildorchid crafts. I am entering this in the following challenges

sketchandstashchallenge no.72    all old stash

wildorchidchallenge.wk 34         christmas fun

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Sunday, 9 October 2011


I haven't visited any blogs for a while, but I will rectify that as soon as I finish this post. We have been away visiting family, I did take my netbook with me, to keep in touch but my 2 year old grandson kept trying to help me, pressing all the keys at once, so I gave up trying. Anyway now I am playing catch up, but I have managed to make a card, another christmas one, and here it is

The image is from LOTV, my lovely crafting friend Mau (Cakelady on Docrafts ) bought it for me when we met up at Harrogate, thanks again Mau. I have coloured it with copics and added lots of glitter and the flower is from wildorchid crafts.The challenges I am entering are

liliofthevalleythursdaychallenge 115    Let it Snow

divasbydesignchallenge.12        Button Up

Right off to do some hopping, see you all soon.                                                              

Thursday, 22 September 2011

Another christmas card

I was supposed to be going out for lunch today,with a friend, unfortunatly she has a chest infection and couldn't make it, so I have spent my day colouring in images,and now I am making them into cards, here is the first one

The image is Humphrey, and he was free with  'papercraft essentials issue72 ' and I have coloured him with a mixture of copics and promarkers. The backing paper was also a freebie from 'cardmaking and papercraft' sometime last year. I have added glitter for the snow, and also added stickles to the snoflakes. I am entering this card in these challenges

  divasbydesignchallenge.  a sketch

craft-roomchallenge.  anything christmas

Right back to card making, see you soon

Tuesday, 20 September 2011

It's only 96 days

till Christmas, so here's another christmas card

This cute image is from here and he was already coloured, backing  paper is from papermania, snowflakes are punched,  with stickles glitter added.
I am entering this in the following challenges

pinkgemchallenge a sketch
craftyhazelnutschristmaschallenge. add glitter

Well must get on and make some more cards, see you soon.                                                                      

Sunday, 18 September 2011

Another male card

It's my elder brothers birthday tomorrow, don't see him very often as he lives in Middlesex, here is the card I have sent him
I have used another image from disdigidownloads coloured with copics. The metal corners are new stash , I bought them at the Harrogate show, and the sentiment was made in MCS  and cut with my circle nesties

 I am entering my card in the following challenges

disdigidesignschallenge.         anything goes

herecometheboysblogchallenge.     BINGO, I chose die cuts, metal and cute image

 Thanks for taking the time to visit my blog.                        

Wednesday, 14 September 2011

It's raining again

but at least the wind has dropped, it ripped a hanging basket complete with bracket off the wall the other night, quite scary. Anyway here is another card, this is my  Sept friendship card for the docrafts forum.
I am entering this card in  sketchandstashchallenge.   you can choose your sketch from any of the past challenges, I have chosen sketch 18, and my new stash is the WOC   flowers , sorry can't tell you what the image is, as it was a gift. Anyway off to start on a card for my brother, may take a while.
Thanks for taking the time to visit my blog.                                                                     

Friday, 9 September 2011


Really looking forward to tomorrow, meeting 2 buddies from docrafts forum at Harrogate,  Mau and Amanda, and Mau's husband Den, can't wait. Got a few pennies to spend, must spend wisely. Anyway here is the 2nd male card this month.
Image is from here and is coloured with a mixture of copics and promarkers. I am entering it in the following challenges

foreverfriendschallenge use your dies
craftybootschallenge anything goes

 Thanks for visiting my blog.                                                               

Sunday, 4 September 2011


Hi just a quick post today as we have family staying for a few days, I have a few male birthdays to make cards for this month, and here is the first, it's for a 9 year old boy.

The image is a digi from here and is coloured with promarkers backing paper from craftwork cards.I am entering it in the following challenge
ilovepromarkers. anything goes
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Wednesday, 31 August 2011


Can't believe it's September tomorrow, where has this year gone, really must get some christmas cards done, hate doing them at the last minute, so here's one I made today, the image is eggbert winter from here, isn't he cute?

Iam entering this card in the following challenge Divas by Design  Christmas in August

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Monday, 22 August 2011

It's been a long hard slog

but I have finally got my craft room in some kind of order,let's see how long it stays tidy.We also had 2 of the grandchildren staying for a couple of days,so not much crafting done last week, but here is a card I made last night, I really love this cute image.

I have coloured the image with a mixture of copics and promarkers
BP from craftwork cards 'vintage rose' paper pack
Small flowers from wild orchid crafts
Large flowers hand made

I am entering this card in the following challenges

wildorchidchallenge  a sketch

liliofthevalleythursdaychallenge. thank you card
Thanks for taking the time to visit my blog

Thursday, 11 August 2011


I started the year making 1 christmas card a week for a challenge on docrafts, but have got way behind, so when I saw the challenge on pink gem, I thought great i'll get started again, lets hope I can keep it up.

I have used a pink gem digi stamp and  used stickles 'frosted lace' for the rain and puddle, the large snowflakes are a provo craft die and the smaller ones are punched.

pinkgemchallengeblog. white on white

craft-roomchallenge. white on white

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Monday, 8 August 2011


Hi all 2 cards in 2 days things are looking up, this card is for the friendship swap on Docrafts. I bought the Marianne die at Summer Crafting in Doncaster, and this is the first time I have used it, it goes really well with the flowers, def a good buy.I have coloured the image with promarkers, instead of my usual copics, I only have 12 which I won as blog candy, so don't have many colours, but just the right colours for this image.

I am entering the following challenges

sentimentalsundays.  flowers + sentiment

divasbydesign  summer

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Sunday, 7 August 2011


We went away camping the week before last, first time for 5 years, and really enjoyed it. Our daughter Tracy and family came with us, we were near Matlock in Derbyshire, and our other daughter and grandson came to visit for a day, they live in Birmingham, so not too far to travel. The only downside was I got some terrible bites on my legs,  which were quite painful, why is it always me that gets bitten?I must be tasty. Anyway I have finally made a card, always takes me a while to find my mojo when i've been away, and here it is                                                             
It's a LOTV image, coloured with copics
Flowers from  Wild Orchid crafts
Sentiment  MCS CD
and I think the backing paper was a freebie with a mag.
I am entering it in the following challenges

Lotv challenge  Roses

Divas by Design  Summer

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