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Wednesday, 28 March 2012

Where did the years go

Well I can't believe that our eldest grandchild will be 9 years old  at the beginning of May, where did the time go, even worse is the fact that her mum will be 40 this year, now that does make me worry. Anyway I bet you can't guess what Megan's favourite colour is?

Sorry about the shadow on the picture
8x8 card
image LOTV coloured with promarkers and prisma pencils
 flowers WOC
paper and card from stash                                                                                   
 I am entering it in the following challenges
sketchandstashchallenge.     ch 84     turned sketch round  x
cardmakinmamas           buttons    x
divasbydesignchallenge           ch 28 stamp something    x
LOTV national craft month    pink    x                               
 Thanks for taking the time to visit my blog

Sunday, 25 March 2012

Announcing the winner of MY MEMORIES SOFTWARE giveaway

Hi , well what a lovely day it's been today, and an extra hour of daylight, lets hope this weather stays a while. Anyway on to the winner of the giveaway, husband picked a name, didn't even look up from the telly, and the winner is

            Janet, of stackyslittlecreation blog

i'm sure you'll love using the software Janet, if you email me your email addy, by the button on my blog I will be in touch. Sorry you couldn't all win, but don't forget you can use the code on my blog for a discount


This post will stay at the top till 25th March, please scroll down for other posts
 When I recieved an email from Liz at  My Memories to ask me if I would review My Memories Suite Digital Scrapbooking Software I was suprised but delighted, you see I bought a scrapbook 8 years ago, just before my first grandchild was born, and i'm ashamed to say I never used it. I think it was the size of the pages that put me off. Anyway i've been playing with My Memories Suite for a few days now, and I love it. I found it very easy to work my way round it, but there are lots of tutorials, tips and support on the website.
Anyway this is the first page that I attempted

Megan and Freya my eldest grandchildren.

And here is my second attempt

This is George, our youngest grandchild,for the moment anyway,we have another granddaughter due very soon.
I have also made a birthday card using Mymemories. Suite for the background and just adding a topper.

This software is very easy to use, there are some ready made templates, where you just have to drag and drop your  photos in, but I just jumped straight in and made my own pages from scratch.

Anyway not only did I recieve My Memories Digital Scrapbooking  software to review, I have also been given one to put up as candy on my blog
So what are you waiting for.
Here is all you have to do
Please visit My Memories  website and take a good look round at all the fabulous papers and kits, then come back to my blog and leave me a comment about the pages I have made, and also tell me which kit or papers you like  and that's all there is to do, easy peasy.I will draw a winner after 6pm onSun 25th March

If you don't want to wait for the draw and want to buy the software now just enter the following code at the checkout


 to recieve a special $10 discount

I look forward to reading all your comments , and seeing which kits are popular

Wednesday, 14 March 2012


First can I welcome my new followers, hope you enjoy my blog. Now onto the card, my Daughter in Law has just returned to work, after her maternity leave, but  she is changing jobs soon, moving to a hospital nearer home (and the grandparents), and instead of  nursing the elderly, she will be looking after babies, so I thought this LOTV stamp  would be ideal for her card, and  I love this sketch from here and i'm sure I will be using it again

I have used Promarkers to colour the image
Striped paper from craftwork cards
Cherry blossom wild orchid
Everything else from stash

I am entering it in the following challenges

sketchandstashchallenge  Ch 83   x

pinkgemchallenge Ch 41. Perfect Pastels   x

ilovepromarkers.  Ch 108 Anything Goes    x

disdigidesignschallenge. Pastels   x

Right off to link up, then it's time to start dinner, be back later to visit some blogs

Sunday, 11 March 2012


I bought this stamp last week when I paid a visit to the new LOTV shop, isn't the fairy gorgeous, and what fun to jump into a cupcake. I have used my favourite colours, burgundy and pink,

The BP is from Prima Botanical collection, and the 2 other papers from Craftwork Cards Vintage Rose paper pack
Image coloured with copics and cut out with a nestie
Most of flowers from Wild Orchidl
Ribbon and lace from stash

I am entering the card in the following challenges

liliofthevalleythursdaychallenge.  ribbon and lace  x

divasbydesignchallenge  my favourite things  (colours)   x

incywincydesigns.  something old/ new  (new stamp, old papers)   x

Well hope the weather tomorrow is as good as the last 2 days, and I may get some gardening done, thanks for visiting my blog, and don't forget to enter for the freebie (post at top of page) thanks


Tuesday, 6 March 2012


Well after my visit to the LOTV shop yesterday, thought I would make a  card using one of their images, though it's not one of the ones I bought yesterday. This card is a different shape for me, I seem to have got stuck in a rut of always making square cards, so  here it is

The image is coloured with copics and cut out with nesties
Flowers from wild orchid
Butterfly and pins from country baskets
The ribbon and lace are a gift from my good friend Mau.

I am entering this card in the following challenges

wildorchidchallenge.  wk 44 get in shape

liliofthevalleythursdaychallenge   peaches and cream   x

disdigidesignschallenge  lace and pearls    x

Right what shape shall I do my next card, well as it's for a man, my sil, it will probably be square again.

Thanks for taking the time to visit my blog, and I really appreciate your comments

Friday, 2 March 2012

Early night

for me tonight, as feeling a bit rough, headache, stiff neck, and just generally yuck, but just wanted to post this card first. I made it for the wild orchid challenge, and don't want to miss the deadline.

The image and papers are a download from MCS , flowers mostly wild orchid, ribbon and slider from stash
Challenges entered

wildorchidchallenge  white + 1    x
.sjpapercrafts. flowers +red or pink
rubysrainbow.  white + 1 other colour   x

Right off for a hot drink and then bed, hopefully I'll feel better tomorrow