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Monday, 24 December 2012


Just popped on to wish you all A VERY HAPPY CHRISTMAS, ours will be a quite one this year, but will still be enjoyable, love to all


Wednesday, 12 December 2012


For Christmas? No? neither am I, but then I never am, and everything always turns out all right, so i'm not going to panic.Did a bit of colouring with my copics last night, and here's the card I made

The lovely image is from here and I have followed the sketch from http://sketchandstashchallenge.blogspot.co.uk/
 the flowers and card are all old stash.
Well I still have 1 more christmas cake to bake, then they need icing, some knitting to finish off, a few more christmas cards to make, presents to buy..................... so better get off this computer and get started, bye for now                                                                  

Tuesday, 4 December 2012

For Special Friends

Hi there, hope you are all keeping warm in this cold weather, no snow here as yet. Made this card last night , a simple card, but I really like it.

Used an 8"x 8" card base, the image and sentiment were printed on the computer, the flower is cut with heartfelt creations 'Vintage Floret die and the leaves are cut with a Marianne Die, and the flower has been  glittered .
 I am entering it in the following challenges
divasbydesignchallenge  glitter and sparkle
dreamvalleychallenges non traditional christmas
                                                          Well it's a very wet day here today, so I will be staying in my craft room.

Sunday, 25 November 2012

A Catch Up

Hi All, sorry i've not been around much, we are just back from a weekend in Birmingham, it was my grandson's 4th birthday party, and we had a great time. Anyway sorry for not visiting your blogs, but I am busy getting ready for a couple of craft fairs, the first is on Thurs at the school my granddaughters go to. Anyway I thought I would show you a couple of the gifts I have made. The first picture is post it note holders
some fasten with ribbon, others with velcro dots, and I found the small pencils at staples.
These are reindeers noses and grinch pills
Anyway I still have lots to make, so had better get a move on, hope you like what i've made, and I will be hopping over to your blogs as soon as I have some spare time. See you soon xx                                                                

Sunday, 4 November 2012

Busy, Busy, Busy

Haven't had much time for blogging lately, i've booked a couple of tables at craft fairs, and been busy making for them, but there's a couple of family birthdays coming up so thought i'd have a break today, and do a bit of colouring with my copics, very relaxing. Anyway this card is  for our granddaughter Megan, who has just found out that she has passed her tap dancing exam,

The image is a digi from here, coloured with copics,
Marvelous squares nestabilities
wild orchid rose
glitter card, seam binding and pearls
I am entering the following challenges
wildorchid    bling it up
dreamvalleychallenges.    glitter and bling

 Thanks for visiting                                                         

Monday, 15 October 2012


Hi everyone, it's rather chilly outside today, so i'm spending some time in my craft room, catching up on things and having a sort out. We have family coming to stay for a few days at the weekend, so won't get any crafting done, but it will be great to see the grandchildren, and their mum and dad of course. Anyway here is a card I made late last night.

The image is a PB stamp, coloured with copics, and the papers are from a first edition pad called summer breeze, lace, ribbon  gems and flowers from stash. I am entering the following challenges

pennyblackatallsorts.         animal magic
divasbydesignchallenge.     anything goes
pinkgemchallengeblog.        flowers
addicted-to-stamps-      animal friends                                        
joannasheenchallenge autumn breeze

 Just want to say THANK YOU for all the comments left on my blog, I really do appreciate them all, off now to sort out  this evenings meal, will be back soon  to leave comments on your blogs

Thursday, 4 October 2012


Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and as the challenge at http://dreamvalleychallenges.blogspot.co.uk/ is go pink, I just had to use this image from Krista, it's called 'boobie love'. You see just over 19 years ago, I sat in a consulting room, and the surgeon who had removed a lump from my breast 2 weeks previous, told me it was cancer, and unfortunately it had spread and I would have to have a mastectomy. Now I was only 43 at the time, so not eligible for the screening program, so if I hadn't found the lump myself, I. wouldn't  be here now. So please ladies, check yourself regularly.
Right i'll get off my soapbox now, and show you my card

 I have used copics to colour the image, lace and seam binding, and the flowers are from wild orchid. I am entering it in the following challenges
dreamvalleychallenges.       go pink
wildorchidchallenge.       anything goes
pinkgemchallenge      for the girlS

Thanks for taking the time to visit my blog,                                                

Thursday, 27 September 2012


Well it's nice to see the sun today, after all the rain this week, do hope you're not affected by the flooding. Anyway a quick post, as off  to babysit soon. My daughter asked me to make this card for her neighbours, who have just become grandparents.

The image is a digi from here coloured with copics, the embossing folder is from Crafts Too and  i'm not sure where the papers are from as i've had them quite a while. I am entering the card in this challenge http://disdigidesignschallenge.blogspot.co.uk/     use more than 1 diecut  or punch .
Well think it will be a very late night tonight, as son and dil are off to Manchester to see John Bishop, so they won't be home till at least midnight, and then we have to get back to Bradford from Leeds, so think  we'll have a lie in tomorrow .                                                    

Monday, 24 September 2012

Less Is More

 I haven't entered  the  lessismoore. challenge for quite a while, but made this card for friends, and as it fits this weeks challenge, which is take 3 challenges, here it is

 The image and sentiment were printed on the computer, and cut out with nesties, added ribbon and flower and punched leaves.
The 3 challenges I picked were
wk 18 monochrome
wk 25 button or ribbon
wk 55 punches or die cuts  

 Thanks for taking the time to visit my blog,                                                           

Friday, 14 September 2012

Starting School

This will be a quick post, as one of the challenges I want to enter closes at midnight, and don't want to miss it. Anyway this is a card for my grandson, who will be starting at pre-school on Mon.

As he always wanted to take most of the contents of his toybox to nursery, I thought this image would be appropriate
Image is from Di's digi downloads and is coloured with copics
Sentiment is computer generated
And all the embellishments were bought long ago, and I never got round to using them.

Challenges entered
divasbydesign   for a child    x
dreamvalley  something old, something new   x
4craftychicks.  colour combo     x
Thanks for taking the time to visit my blog, I really do appreciate it                      

Thursday, 13 September 2012

Another male card

 Cards for men aren't my favourite thing, but I have really enjoyed making the last two, this is for a friend who likes his golf

The image is  from Di's digi downloads, and can be found here and is coloured with copics (though he does look like he's had a bit too much sun), and the papers are from nitwits spring collection, these were free with simply cards and papercraft mag.
I am entering this card in the following challenges

creativecraftchallenges2.  all about the boys   x
cardsformen.  ch 19 go digital   x
 Thanks for visiting my blog                                                                    


Tuesday, 11 September 2012

Keeping to my promise

to blog more often. I've just made this card for my elder brothers birthday, he will be 68 this month, in fact I have two brothers and we are all in our 60s. I was just thinking this morning, when I was a child, I thought people who were 60 were  really old, now i've reached that age, and I don't feel i'm old, well okay on the odd day I do feel ancient, but i'm a lot more active than my grandparents were. Anyway enough of my ramblings, here is the card

my brother  and sil both love crown green bowling, so I thought this image would be ideal, it's from  'justinklined ' and is coloured with copics, and I used distress inks for the background . I have followed the sketch over at sketch and stash , and the embroidery thread and card candi are from my stash.

                                                         I am entering it in the following challenges

joannasheen   going dotty    x
sketchandstach  challenge 96    x

Thanks for taking the time to visit my blog, and for any comment you may leave, I really do appreciate them

Sunday, 9 September 2012

Back for good

Well i've been a bad blogger just lately, but hopefully i'm now back and ready to get down to crafting. We have been looking after the grandchildren in the school holidays, and had a great time, but they do wear us out, so I have taken an extra weeks rest, and am now raring to go. This card is a friendship card, for the docrafts swap


image is from pink gem designs, coloured with copics
first edition papers, from summer breeze pad
flowers wild orchid
butterfly, marianne creatables
white ribbon, coloured with copics to match image

challenges entered

wildorchid   ch 58 layer it up    x
divasbydesign   ch 51 friendship   x
dreamvalley ch 40 something old, something new    x
(old item papers, new  butterfly die)
Well, off to link up to the challenges, then get the dinner on, and will be back later to visit some blogs, then got a few birthday cards to get started on, see you soon

Tuesday, 14 August 2012


Well I haven't done much crafting so far this month, as been looking after the grandchildren, but here 's the card that i've made for the friendship swap over on Docrafts.
The image is from LOTV coloured with copics, papers are Bo Bunny,
flowers Wild Orchid, and ribbon from Country Baskets.
I am entering this card in the following challenges

divasbydesignchallenge    ch 47 for a female
dreamvalleychallenges.            ch 38 die cuts and punches
ccmonthlychallenge       ch27 best friends

Well thats it for now, a large pile of ironing awaits, be back later to visit a few blogs, bye .                                   

Saturday, 28 July 2012

Pink and Sparkly

Here is a birthday card for a friend, i've followed the sketch at http://sketchandstashchallenge.blogspot.co.uk/ the stamp is one I have had for a few years, so thought i'd give it an airing, isn't she gorgeous? she is coloured with copics and prisma pencils, then art institute glitter was added to her dress and necklace.

The backing paper is from a MCS cd and the flowers were a gift from one of my docraft buddies.                                                       
Challenges entered
pennyblackatallsorts. summer blooms
divasbydesignchallenge.  happy birthday
cardmakinmamas.   recipe (image, designer paper, embellishments)
movingalongwiththetimes.  pink, pearly and pretty

Right off to link my card up, and then an evening of blog hopping I think,
Thanks for taking the time to visit my blog, see you soon

Wednesday, 11 July 2012

Another Friendship Card

Well with family birthdays, looking after grandson, who has suddenly become very mobile, and making DT cards,I haven't had much time to myself, but have finally managed  the time to make this months friendship card for the swap over on Docrafts forum.

I used a nitwit stamp, coloured with copics, which was free with simply homemade magazine, the papers are also free nitwit papers from simply cards and papercraft, and I used the same papers to make the flowers.I followed Gemma's sketch from http://sketchandstashchallenge.blogspot.co.uk/    x
I am also entering the following challenges
disdigidesignschallenge.    pile on the flowers  x
pennyblackatallsorts.    summer blooms 
Well am hoping to find more time for crafting, but with the schools breaking up soon, that may be difficult, but will do my best
Thanks for visiting my blog xx                                                    


Sunday, 24 June 2012

Friendship Card

Well what a week, what with the weather, and being ill most of the week, I haven't got much to show , but I did manage to make a card for the friendship swap over on Docrafts. I saw that papercraft essentials mag, had some cute whimsy stamps as the free gift, and just loved one of the sentiments, so had to buy it, and here is the card I made

Papers are First Edition 'summer breeze'
Image coloured with copics
Flowers wild orchid
Ribbon and lace from stash
Challenges entered
pennyblackatallsorts  my favourite things--- copics, ribbons, flowers and friends  x
divasbydesign  to die for    x
crafters companion  time to embellish     x
 Well just time to visit  a few blogs before dinner.

Saturday, 9 June 2012

Anniversary card

Well they say things come in 3s, and after having to buy a new computer monitor, on Mon morning we had no power to all the electric sockets upstairs, so we had to call out an electrician, who i'm glad to say found the fault, and got power back on, but as it was a bank holiday, cost an arm and a leg, then had problems with phone line, luckily I sorted that with no expence, but all in all a very expensive week. Anyway on to crafty things, here is a card for our daughter and sil, who are celebrating their 11th wedding anniversary tomorrow,

The image and backing paper are from a MCS CD
Embossing folder is Cottage Floral from craft concepts
evering thing else from stash
challenges entered
sketchandstashchallenge   x
Right off to visit a few blogs, and then got 2 birthday cards to make

Saturday, 2 June 2012

Panic Over

Happily surfing the web on Weds, looking at craft sites of course, when all of a sudden, a black screen, couldn't sort it out, and had to turn computer off by unplugging, not good. So trip to computer shop, and after 2 days got a call to say it couldn't be mended, big panic, till he told me it was only the monitor that had a fault, and it would be cheaper to buy a replacement, than fix it, but he couldn't get me a replacement till next Weds. Well as I had cards to finish, and needed to print some papers, not good, but a trip to Argos  last night, got me sorted , and i'm up and running again, and here is one of the cards that I finally finished this morning.
It's for the birthday of a friend, who has fireworks at most of his parties, so thought this image would be appropriate.
Image is Newton Bear coloured with copics, found background paper on internet, added bakers twine and a button.

I am entering it in the following challenges
dreamvalley.  challenge 33 humour   x
herecometheboys  challenge 28 anything goes   x
That's all for now, will be back later to visit some blogs,

Friday, 25 May 2012

Another Sunny Day

Well it's a beautiful day again here in West Yorkshire, and i'm pleased to say that I feel much better, although I have a  hacking cough, and being outside seems to make it worse, so am staying indoors for the moment. Will have to venture into the garden later, as we are having a BBQ, daughter and family coming for birthday tea. Anyway here is a card I made yesterday, it's for a friend who will soon have a new addition to her family

The image and  BP is from a MCS cd ,and sentiment computer generated and cut our with nesties, added ribbon and gems

I am entering it in the following challenges
movingalongwiththetimes   celebrations   x
4craftychicks.     colour challenge  x

Well off to prep the food, be back later to leave some comments.                                                 

Wednesday, 23 May 2012

London Celebrates

Just a quick post as I am full of cold, though don't think you'll catch it through the computer!Made this card for  a couple of challenges and don't want to miss them, so here it is

The image is a PB stamp coloured with copics
Die cuts Kanban
Backing paper from MCS CD

pennyblackatallsorts   London Celebrates  x
dreamvalleychallenges case a card (Dawn)   x

See I said it would be a quick post, as feeling rough, thanks for visiting my blog

Monday, 21 May 2012

Not blogged for a while

Sorry I haven't been around blogland for a while, went to stay with my  my youngest daughter and her family for a week, then got bogged down with other  family stuff, but as it's oldest daughter's birthday on Thurs, thought i'd better get organised and make a card. Can't believe Tracy is 40 this year, where has the time gone?

I watched Mel Heaton on Creat and Craft colouring with copics last week, so got my copics out and coloured this image, first time I haven't binned an attempt at colouring long hair!
The image is from Pink Gem
Papers from a first edition pad (summer breeze) and a MCS CD
Flowers from wild orchid and country baskets
Numbers cut with silhouette
Sentiment computer generated
I am entering it in the following challenges
pinkgemchallengeblog.   a sketch   x
divasbydesignchallenge   tickled pink  x
wildorchidchallenge.   anything goes   x

 Thanks for taking the time to visit my blog, will be catching up with you all this evening xx

Thursday, 26 April 2012

A card for nanny

Well would you believe it, I've actually found my craft desk today, been having a tidy up as the weather is  dreadful, surely we can't be short of water now. Anyway here is another baby card, this is for Harper's nanny.
Another LOTV stamp, this time paper pieced, Martha Stewart punch, flowers wild orchid
I am entering this in the following challenge
joannasheenchallenge..              someone special           x                                           
Anyway we are picking our grandson George up from Leeds tomorrow, and having him for the day, so have to be up at 6 in the morning, not something we do very often, now we are retired, so going to be a long day, so think an early night is called for, so bye for now

Tuesday, 24 April 2012

Our New Grandaughter

We have just spent the weekend in Birmingham, visiting our new grandaughter Harper Rae, a little sister for Freddie, who arrived 2 weeks early on Thurs 19th April  at 6:34am weighing 5lb 13ozs, and here she is with her proud big brother

Here is the card I made for them

Image and sentiment LOTV coloured with promarkers
Letters cut with Silhouette
Flowers, pearls and seam binding Wild Orchid
Backing papers from MCS CD

I am entering the card in the following challenges
panpasteluk     ch 15 add a flower
wildorchidchallenge.           wk 47  spring is in the air   x              

 Thanks for taking the time to visit my blog, and for any comment you may leave

Monday, 16 April 2012


Isn't the image on this card so cute

My friend Susan gifted me a few PB images, and this one is so cute. I coloured it with a mixture of copics, promarkers and prisma pencils, used seam binding for the bow, and the gems and flowers are a birthday gift from my daughter, will add a sentiment, when I decide who the card is for . I am entering it in the following challenges

pennyblackatallsorts.     cute                                                         
totallygorjuss.  ch 127  bling   x
cardmakinmamas. make it girly
ccmonthlychallenge  23 4 legged friends

Thank you so much for taking the time to visit my blog xx