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Tuesday, 29 March 2011


Well i've actually done it ,made a card for theLess is More Challenge it's not my normal style, but this week there was a sketch to follow, so i've had a go, hope its okay

I've embossed the bottom of the card with a craft concepts folder called gem flourish, and embossed two lines above this,  added three poppies from WOC,and the sentiment was printed straight onto the card.
Hope it is okay,
Thanks for visiting my blog and I love to read your coments, love Irene

Sunday, 27 March 2011


Having a quite weekend , except for hubby shouting at the telly (he's watching the cycling), next weekend will be hectic as it's mother's day and we will have family staying, so making the most of  today, and making some cards for an order, but just want to post this card first, made it for the WOC challenge.

Used sugar nellie image coloured with copics
Nesties labels E
Swiss dots embossing folder
Poppies from WOC
Sentiment free with docrafts mag

Challenges Entered
Wildorchid challenge Dieing to punch it out
CES challenge Diecut crazy
Funwithshapes and more challenge Card without designpaper

Hope you are all enjoying your weekend, thanks for taking the time to visit my blog, and I love reading your comments love Irene xx                                                                      

Friday, 25 March 2011


This card is for a friend, for his wife's birthday, and I have to thank Kerry (pickle on docrafts) for the idea to add the silk flower

image is fromdigistamp boutique and his name is William
 coloured with copics
BP from Botanical stack by Prima
Sentiment computer generated
ribbon and flower from stash
                                               Challenges Entered
                   craftypurplefrog challenge   going green
                digidoodleshopsbest challenge     ribbons and bows

Thanks for stopping by, have a great weekend, Irene xx                                                                   


I t appears that people can't leave comments on my last card, don't know why, so if you would like to leave me a comment on my LOTV  card please leave it after this post Thank you Irene

Tuesday, 22 March 2011


just want to add this card, before my computer goes to the repair shop, to have my SD card removed from the CD slot, yes I am stupid! but it appears I am not alone, as seems to be quite common. Any way here is my card

I really love these backing papers,they are from Botanical collection paperstack from Prima, and I bought them from the show at Harrogate at the weekend, image is LOTV coloured with copics, and the flowers are new, also from Harrogate, and I have added stickles to them. I am entering this card in
LOTV sketch challenge

 Thanks for visiting my blog, love Irene

Sunday, 20 March 2011


Had a great day at the Harrogate show yesterday, met up with my Docraft buddy Mau (Cakelady) and her husband Den, thanks for my lunch and the lovely ribbons Mau. Well did we shop till we dropped? well if we had stayed any longer, I think they would have thrown us out.I would show you all what I bought, but had an accident with my SDcard, long story, so unfortunatly I can't, so will show you a card instead. I made this card for another buddy on Docrafts, for her birthday,

I am entering this card inTotally Tilda Challenge 18  with Chipboard   I have coloured Tilda with copics, and the chipboard is the heart, flowers  and seambinding are from WOC  and lace is from Samuel Taylors.
Thanks for taking the time to visit my blog,and for any comment you may leave,Irene xx                                                                        

Sunday, 13 March 2011


Hi there, another lovely day today, hubby is watching football on the telly, and I am tidying my craft room, before starting on a card order, but I just want to enter this card in a couple of challenges.I have made this card for my grandaughters to give to their new cousen, who is due in June (that's if it's a girl), the image and the sentiment are from LOTVand coloured with copics, and the flowers are as usual from wild orchid
I am entering this card in the following challenges

 LOTV say it with flowers
Dream Valley Challenges New Beginnings
 Oldie But A Goodie Challenge For A Baby
 IncyWincy Designs Challenge 84 Pastel Colours
Right back to tidying up, thanks for visiting my blog, and all comments are appreciated thanks Irene

Sunday, 6 March 2011


Not my birthday, i'm way past 40, and would I really want to be that age again, with 3 teenagers and a full time job, i'm happy being retired, and looking after the grandchildren now and again. It is our son in laws birthday on Weds, and we have all been out for a lovely lunch today to celebrate. I find mens cards difficult, probably because I can't use flowers and ribbon, but i'm quite pleased with this one. I have had the stamp for a few years, and never used it (one of those impulse buys from QVC ) and found it lurking at the bottom of my stamp drawer. I used copics to colour, and backing papers are from a pack I bought last year,sorry don't know the make and chipboard letters also coloured with copics

i'm now off for a blog hop before going to bed, and tomorrow must find time to do a challenge card. Thanks for paying me a visit bye for now Irene xx

Tuesday, 1 March 2011


It's been a gorgeous day again in west yorkshire, here's hoping for many more. Just a quick post today to add the card I made last night , I am going to enter it in a few challenges.

I have used a LOTV image and coloured it with copics, used round nesties, a MS punch and flowers from wildorchid, the leaves and pearls are from my stash,and i've had them a while. I am entering this card in these challenges

LOTV circles
Wildorchid anything goes
Dreamvalley challenge anything goes

Thanks for visiting my blog and I really appreciate any comments, love Irene