Thursday, 17 December 2009


Well the weather man is right this time.They said this morning that east Anglia were going to get snow and we have. we have had loads. but I wish it was next week.
Its the first time our dog Tazz has seen snow and he loves it. we have had a laugh here this evening watching him,but now its getting to much as he just wants to be outside, keeps sitting by the back door. but its toooooooooo cold to be out there.
The roads are bad, doesn't look like gritters have been out. now we will see if the school is open in the morning. although I cant see the point as they finish at lunch time anyway.
Here's a few pics I have taken this evening of Tazz playing.

It is so cold out and windy. we have had power cuts too.
Who knows I may get to build a snowman with my daughter tomorrow.

Tuesday, 15 December 2009

Friday Sketchers challenge

well I have done all my orders now for this year. thank god. First thing for next year is get some samples done for some wedding invitations.
But now I can play, and play is what I am doing. I am totally loving the Magnolia Santa at the moment.
Here is my card for Friday sketchers challenge I have done yet another Santa in non traditional colours.

Items used,Magnolia Santa, Karen Foster Design Papers Christmas Fusion & Christmas Ribbons,Nestabilities Curved Rectangle,Cuttle bug Swiss Dots Folder,Spellbinders Shapeabilities Create A Flake 2.
Stickles green and Icicle, copic pens.

Monday, 14 December 2009

Saturday Sketches

At Last I am able to enter another challenge. Its been along time since doing one.Just been nice this weekend to have abit of time to play and not be making card orders. Although I do still have 5 orders to do. will get them done this week.
you can find the Sketch I have followed Here

Magnolia Santa coloured with Copic pens
papers and ribbons from my stash
cuttlebug Swiss dots folder
Nessie oval die and snowflake die

Monday, 7 December 2009

Lots of crafting

But sadly I can not show you , as they are cards I am doing for a DT, and cannot show them here, its for my local craft shop. I have got 6 out of the ten made. so got to pull my finger out as they have to be in by the 12Th. But I do have just one card here that I hadn't up loaded of my camera.
I really am getting into these Magnolia stamps now. getting a nice collection of the Christmas ones. more work needed on my Colouring and shading, but hopefully that will come with time and practice.

Also this weekend I went with my sister to take my niece and nephew to see Santa, it was lovely,got a picture of JJ, but little Shana would not have hers taken.

Santa is at Fairymoon craft shop every weekend now until Christmas eve.
I really must get a move on, I haven't even started buying Christmas presents yet. Tree is still in the loft. mmmmmmmmmm someone give me a kick up the bottom. lol

Tuesday, 1 December 2009

hello on this very cold morning

OMG how cold is it this morning. I am frozen and finding it very hard to get motivated. Which is a must as I have cards to get made to enter into a DT for my local Craft shop Fairymoon crafts, They have just started their own blog to, which you can find here its not long been up and running , but looking fab so far.The girls at the shop are brill and if you ever need any advice pop in and see them, or if you are needing something they don't have in stock they will source it for you too.
Oh and they make a brill cuppa too. must write myself a note and remember to take some nice biccies or cakes next time I go in.

well I suppose I had better go and make myself a nice cuppa and get on with these cards or they wont be in b4 the deadline.

Enjoy your day all and wrap up its brass monkeys out there.

Wednesday, 25 November 2009

There is light

at the end of the Tunnel.
My card party last weekend was a success. Sold loads of cards and got lots of orders.
made over £100. So I was well chuffed. been busy this week making some of the orders.Not many left to do now.Then I can start playing with bits I haven't had chance to play with. And do some blog challenges.
Today I am having a lazy day, tonight I am taking my hubby out for dinner as its his birthday today. He knows nothing about it at the moment, have have arranged for some friends to come too. so should be a nice evening.

Anyway going to get a coffee now. so take care all and Happy crafting.

Saturday, 14 November 2009

No time to spare

oh why oh why do I always leave things till the last minute. One day I will learn.......Well I hope I will this time. I have a card party to do on the 21st of this month. And guess wot I have a stock box which is very low. the last 3 weeks I have been working on everyday birthday and other cards from men, woman, children. And final on Monday I started on Christmas cards.
So sadly at the moment I haven't got time to take part in challenges etc. Just as I am getting into and finding some lovely blogs with challenges on. yes I could be doing these challenges and using them cards to put in my stock box. but need to get cards made quick. so putting aside the blogging and challenges until after the party is out the way.
Which I must say is really doing my head in at the mo, as I have new stamps which I am wanting to play with.
also this week I have 5 cards to make for my father in laws birthday, 4 cards for my hubby's birthday, and 4 cards for brother in laws birthday. oh and 1 anniversary card.
I hate November its my worst month for cards.
think I had better find some match sticks.

hope everyone is keeping busy and well.

Wednesday, 4 November 2009

Digital Tuesday challenge

This challenge is Flowers.find out more about this challenge HERE

just love fred's flowers. abit of parchment, and dry embossing.

Thursday, 29 October 2009

1 card two challenges

This card I have made for Sketch Saturday and Lexi's Creations

backing paper and red with green stripe paper left over bits from Xmas last yr.
snow flake punch, polar white flower soft used on Santa hat,copic pens R35,E71,0.used on scuffles
and sakura Jelly roll glitter pen on snowflakes to give alittle sparkle.
if you want to take part in Lexi's DT call you can find this cute little fella here

My first ever

This card took me awhile as I decided to try and combine 5 different challenges.
Never ever done it before. so I am chuffed I managed it. but if its right god knows. but hey I had fun doing it.
Now if I have got it right the challenges are
1 Sketch and stash Challenge
using this sketch

2 My time to craft rip it up challenge
3Pile it on using colour combo of blue, green and yellow.
4Wendy's Digital Doodling using Cup Cake Tilly.
Now I had only thought this card was for four different card challenges, but Lorraine from Lorriane's Loft left me a comment on my card and also said it could be entered into another challenge aswell, so of I went to have alook. so..........
5simon says stamps All that sparkles.

After getting the right blogs and links,I wont keep you waiting much longer.
here is the card.....

New stuff used for this was some prima flowers which I knew I had but had gone AWOL.
free papers from simple cards and papercraft mag. and copic pens Y17,R35, YG06, B24,G05. digital doodle Cup cake Tilly.and little gems

well I think that's it, now just got to go to each blog now and add it. bet I manage to get in a pickle there.

Thank you for stopping by .

Saturday, 24 October 2009

Magnolias & copics

I decided to have yet another play with magnolias and copics pens. I just cant seem to get these cards right. not just getting papers right but colouring tooo.
So while at my local craft shop today Fairymoon crafts
I asked Pina one of the parteners to chosse me some papers and a magnolia and I had to come up with a card. Coloring isn't the best, and really need practice with shading.
would love to hear your honest comments on this please.

Delightful Sketches & Merry Christmoose

Well I haven't entered a challenge in a very long time, and came across this while looking at someones elses blog. just loved the picute and thought hell why not have ago.

Hope its right, Papers all from my stash, merry christmoose was from Digital Delights Freebie friday. I also used my copics Pens.which I haven't used much .

Sunday, 18 October 2009

oppppps I done it again

and been very naughty, not showing my face. Oh how I wish there was more hours in a day to spend doing what I enjoy. well when I have the mojo to that is. I haven't even been blog hopping.
so now these dark nights are now setting in I hope that will change.
yesterday I got all my jobs done I needed to get done............well apart from the dreaded ironing........which still sits there staring at me.
I got to work and made a few cards. I made 12 from start to finish. I have a card party to do on the 21st Nov, and my stock box is looking rather empty. so I made a few cards for ladies yesterday. I used the popcorn bear Cd and loved it.
Below are 3 of my favs that I made.

I must now get some male cards made which like everyone else hates making them as I never know what to do. so watch this space hopefully I will come up with something to show you.

Tuesday, 29 September 2009


Wow you just have to whizzzzzzz over the to Jak's blog Crafters kitchen. she has the most amazing candy up for grabs. worth £299.00.

You got to be in it for a chance to win it, so whizz on over to Crafters kitchen and find out how to enter.

Tuesday, 8 September 2009

Late Graduation cards

A friends Daughter is only just having her Graduation, she is graduating from Goldsmiths in London. Anyway Here are 2 cards I was asked to make for her, one from mum and dad and one from her god mother.

I am feeling alot happier now that I have got back into my card making its been a while. lets hope my mojo stays for a long time. got to pull my finger out and get some Christmas cards made.

take care all

Saturday, 5 September 2009

Its still here

My mojo that is. Today I got sorted out early as I wanted to pop to the local craft shop as they had a demo on.
got my good bag, and the Poppy stamps and stickers.
Came home and done the Ironing, which shocked me more than anything. Me and Ironing aren't the best of friends. but its done and out the way.
Had my lunch and got to work.
Only made 2 cards as I started to get abit of neck ache, shows I haven't done much card making in a long it.

used the build it up poppy from papermania, used the 2 little poppy stamps to do the background, good old nessies and happy birthday stamp.

Below is a close up of the poppy

this next card is made using papers and toppers from a past making cards magazine.

Tuesday, 1 September 2009

Wot's going on

I wish I knew.
I haven't made a card for weeks and really have no interest in making any. I want to but just cant find my mojo. I have even been out and treated myself to xmas bits in the hope it would get me back into it.All the bits I purchased are still sitting in the bag. I have purchased mags and been looking at blogs and still nothing. its doing my head in.
on another note on the 23rd of Aug we went to a mowtown concert with some friends.
It was a wonderful afternoon/evening. And I was lucky enough to get my photo taken with a cpl of singers.

Alexander O'neal

Eddie Amoo Lead singer from The Real Thing.

we also see Heatwave,Rose Royce, Glenn Jackson as Michael Jackson he was on Britains got talent back in 2006, Aswad and also some tribute bands. A was a wonderful.

well thats me done for now, and lets hope I soon find some mojo to make some cards.
fingers crossed.

Blog Candy up for grabs

you want a chance to win some of those Fab sheets that Jak from La pashe has produced. you have until 7th Sept to Answer a question on Jackie's blog .

Heres what you win
Set of Flippin Christmas - Santa's and Animals
Series 1 &2 of the Remember When
Aperture cards and foam pads

Monday, 20 July 2009

Shapeabilities Renaissance Hearts

I went to my local craft shop at the weekend and they had in some of the new Shapeabilities. Excellent I thought treat myself to the Fleur de Lis pendant. but sadly they had already sold out of that instead I got the Renaissance hearts.
After playing with it for a while this is what I came up with. I am pleased with the out come and look forward to purchasing more of these as I am loving them.

just got to finish it off with a sentiment, not decided yet what I will put on it.
right going to catch up on some of my friends blogs now, as I haven't done much blogging lately

Couple of weeks ago

I made these 2 cards. work as been so busy I haven't had time to play, or just not felt up to it.
This card I made for my daughter to give to Snap 4 Kids nursery to say thank you for having to do her work experience. she had a lovely time and built up a lovely relationship with many of the staff and children.

This next card I made for my mother in law to give to a neighbour, he has just lost his wife, they had been married for I believe she said 60 yrs. so sad.