Thursday, 8 December 2011

good morning

Well hello, from a stranger.
Thought I would pop in and say hi, sorry no cards. mojo is still AWOL.
Took me a little while to get into my account as I had forgotten my password. Actually I had changed it and forgot I had.
Anyway life is slowly getting better.
Got myself a job and loving it.
Christmas is fast approaching and me not organised as normal. Its going to be very different for us this year. But you know what we will enjoy it.
I am starting to get itchy fingers now.Thinking more about my crafting, just not produced anything.
So maybe in the new year I will have something to show you.
Hope everyone is well and ready for Christmas.
Big hugs to you all and hope you all have a wonderful Christmas .

Tuesday, 19 July 2011

Good Morning

I just felt I needed to pop here and let you all know I am still alive.
Sorry I have not been posting over the last few months.
Some people know why. I will just say that my Life has been turned upside down and my crafting has all been put away for now, hopefully I will find the interest in it again one day.
But at this time I have no interest what so ever.
I have tried going to see crafty friends, I have purchased mags etc etc in the hope that it helps my mojo return.
But instead I have a barrier come up and it stops me.

I do pop and look at peeps blogs now and then.
I am plodding along taking each day as it comes as that's the best way for me at this time.
big hugs to all my crafting friends and blog followers.
I will return just don't know when.

Bev xx

Sunday, 3 April 2011

Mothers day

Good morning all. And a very happy Mother's day to all you yummy mummy's. Hope you all have a wonderful day and get spoilt. My two Babies are taking me out for  lunch today. So looking forward to it.
Anyway I just wanted to show you the cards I made for my mum and my mother law. I love them both dearly.
For the first time I have had ago at the twisted easel cards.
Using Bearly mine papers and also made my own flowers
and the box to put them in. I actually prefer making these square boxes to the bigger ones.

Lid for the box

Lid of the box

I am now going to schedule this post as I know both will have recieved them by the time this goes live.

Thank you for stopping by and hope everyone has a wonderful day.

Bev xxx

Thursday, 24 March 2011

New challenge, BLOG HOP and a freebie

Good morning woke to beautiful sunshine, ABOUT TIME ...........
Here we are Thursday again which means a new challenge over at CRAFTY SENTIMENTS.
This week we are having a blog hop and a freebie for you.

There are 12 digis of AMY and we are giving you 1 FREE Amy to join in with our new releases.... and the prize is 3 digis from our Shop!

   This is the freebie Amy that you can download from crafty sentiments blog too enter this week's challenge
And we are having a blog hop too, so hope you all join in  along with us, Click here to view the DT cards using all of the 12 Amy's......please leave comments all the DT'S blogs as 5 of you will be winning another Amy digi..... Here is the full blog hop order if you are lost along the way...

Bev (Me)

You should have come from pinky's blog before you arrived here if not, follow the list above.

So here's my card this week.
I am using Spring Amy

No copics this week for a change.
Amy's head piece and dress have been paper pieced with crafty sentiments papers
I also used gel pens
Papers and sentiments all from Crafty Sentiments.
Ribbon from stash
Martha Stewart punch

Challenges I am entering
Sketch Saturday - Sketch

Now from here you need to hop over to

Dont forget you must use the freebie Amy to enter this weeks challenge.
have a wonderful day all.
thank you for stopping by.

Bev xx

Monday, 21 March 2011

New Releases and a blog hop

Just a flying visit with some lovely news for you all...... Suzette our lovely owner of Crafty Sentiments has been asked so many times if Amy a sweet little girlie Character will ever be as a digital download.... well we can now say yes she will be,
On the 24th of March we will be having a Release Party on the Challenge Blog..... 5 lucky winners can get their hands on one of the Amy's, there will be some new ones and some that are from the clear stamp so make sure you join us HERE.

We have some special Guest Designers so all you will need to do is visit everyones blog and leave a little comment as there are hidden prizes to be won!
That's not all we will be giving you one of the new Amy as a FREEBIE to participate in that challenge on the 24th so make sure you download Amy and enter your cards in the challenge...... here's a little preview of her too, yes I am naughty!
Hope you can join in with us too...

Bev xx

Saturday, 19 March 2011

I done it!

Woopppiieee I done it. I managed to post a card everyday this week.
I would like to think I could keep it up, But with working from home and normal day to day activities I just never know.
Tonight we are out with our son and his girlfriend and the in laws for a nice steak.
The biggest steak this place serves is 32oz if you can eat it with all the trimmings you get it free.
No I wont be having one of them. I love steak but no way could I eat one that big.
I plan to having a crafting day tomorrow , so hopefully I can get ahead with a few cards for next week.
Today's card I am not that happy with. I may have to have a play with it and add something.

Tilda and bench coloured with copics
Bazzil card
Buttons and peel off from stash ( buttons look black here, but they are a dark brown)

Entering this into
Creative Cowgirls - Monochromatic
Quirky Crafts - Sketch
The Crafy Pad - Buttons

Thanks for stopping by and hope you all enjoy your weekend

Bev xx

Friday, 18 March 2011

Wooppie it's friday

Good morning all. Friday at last. No cooking for two whole days. Tonight going to Frankie n Benny's for a meal with Friends to celebrate a friends 50th birthday. Which means yum yum cinnamon waffles for dessert. If you have never tried them you just have to the are yummyyyyyyyyyyyyyy.

So here's today's card

Magnolia coloured with copics
Pink Petticoat papers
Crafty sentiments ticket sentiment
Flowers and gems from stash
Gold Stickles glitter glue

Challenges I am entering
One stitch at a time - Glitter & Gems (gems on wedding dress and button hole, glitter on crown)
Cupcake Inspirations - Roses & Pink

Before I go I would like to say Thank you for all your lovely comments.
Hope everyone has a fab friday.

Bev xx

Thursday, 17 March 2011

What I use to do

I have just been looking thru my files on my laptop and come across some pictures of Jewellery.
I use to make this before I found card making.
So I thought I might show you some bits that I made.
Firstly some earrings

Will post some more later as I  got to do abit of editing on others .

Bev xx

Crafty sentiments challenge

Good morning all. Well as yet I have kept to my plan of posting a card everyday this week. Would like to think I could do it every week. But that all depends on work load.

Anyway this weeks challenge over at crafty sentiments is

Today I have used one of the images which comes in the mini kit.
Which is being released in the store today

Sleeping bear coloured with copics
Papers from Bearly mine
Crafty sentiments sentiment
Fiskers punch
Peel off teddy bears

Challenges I am entering

Please hop over to Crafty Sentiments and check out the rest of the teams creations.
Thanks for stopping by, hope everyone has a fab day

Bev xx

Wednesday, 16 March 2011

Card for a male

Good morning, hope everyone is having a good week so far. This is a schedules post which I am doing now(Monday) Jackie I am still on a roll here with  posting a challenge card everyday. lol.

So today's card

Image Kenny K freebie  coloured with copics
Golfing paper found on my laptop so don't know where it come from.
Gems and brads from Stash
paper cellar stick on golf  club embellishment
Sentiment cut on the cricut

Challenges I am entering

Thank you for stopping by.
Now I have to get on with getting some more cards made for the rest of the week.

Bev x

Abit of NEWS

over at Crafty Sentiments we have decided to offer a special mini digi pack every month at a reduce price....... This will consist of images, sentiments and papers so make sure you keep checking!
So we are having a Mini Release Pack of some lovely little baby bear he is called Bobby,
New Papers and the Baby Sentiments are also included in this pack.....
The party starts at the challenge blog on the 17th March so some and be inspired and win! win! win!.


Dont forget tomorrow is a new challenge day over at the craftyy sentiments challenge blog.
so stop by tomorrow to see some cards with these designs on.

Bev xx

Tuesday, 15 March 2011

Back to my favorite colour again

Good morning. well I am on a roll  with my plan to try and post a card every day. And today I am back to working with that colour I just love to use on cards.

Doodlebugs design Papers - Limeade leaflet & Limeade blossoms
Tilda coloured with copics
yellow bazzil card
Punched Flowers coloured with fluid chalks
Martha Stewart punch Ash branch punch
Crafty sentiments  sentiment stamp
Oval Nestie

Challenges I'm entering
Crafty Catz - Yellow and Green
Wild Orchid - Dieing to punch it out

Thank you for dropping in,
Enjoy your day

Bev xx

Monday, 14 March 2011

Day 2 off my plan

As I said yesterday I plan to try and post a card for a challenge every day. so here's today card.

Tilda coloured with copics
Pink Petticoat vintage Rose papers
Urban Deko Lace
Doily coloured with cat eyes fluid chalk
Flowers, Gems and ribbon from stash
Butterfly charms from The Works

Challenges I am Entering
My time to craft - Jewels (centre of flowers)

Thanks for stopping by.
hopefully see you tomorrow.

Bev xx

Sunday, 13 March 2011

Abit of Sunday afternoon crafting

I sat this morning thinking a little bit of crafting is going to happen this afternoon. So sat down and done some blogging to see what challenges are out there. I have made a list of challenges which I would like to enter and hopefully I will post a card everyday for some challenges this week.

So here's my card for today

Kenny K image coloured with copics
Grey bazzil card
Papermania capsule 12x12 papers( forgot I had these paper)
Flowers , ribbons and pearls from stash
Urban deko lace coloured with copics to get colour I wanted
Nestie circles
Sentiment is from Crafty sentiments patches and stitch.

Challenges I am entering
Kenny K's Krafty Girlz - Lace, ribbon and bows
Totally Gorjuss - Pearls and lace
Sketchy colors - Colour theme Grey,White and Purple
ABC Challenge - Pearls

Thank you for stopping by, hope you all had a fab weekend.
Dont forget to pop back tomorrow to see what else I made today.

Bev xx

Thursday, 10 March 2011

Just for you

Good morning and only just making it on time for this post. Card was done last night , but light was so bad couldn't take a picture until this morning. Not that I am still happy with it. but hey ho.

This weeks challenge for crafty sentiments  is called
 Our sponsor this week is Whoopsi Daisy....

Lily with flowers coloured with copics
Papers are papermania capsule collection
lace from stash coloured with copics
Pearls from stash
Sentiment computer generated

I am entering this into
Totally gorjuss  - Sketch
Totally paper craft - Pearls and lace
Paper playtime - anything goes

Before I go I just need to tell you there is some new stuff in the

Thanks for stopping by.
Hope you all have a fab day

Bev xx

Thursday, 3 March 2011


Good Morning all. hope everyone is well. Having a funny week here, since the weekend I have had a muscle spasm in my back.Its now driving me mad...Pain killers, hot baths just aren't helping.
Anyway I want to just say a BIG THANK YOU to everyone that visits and comments on my blog. I really appreciate it.

Now this weeks challenge over at Crafty Sentiments is


This weeks challenge is being sponsored by

Here is my card
As the challenge is Birthdays this week. I thought why not make a card to look like
a present. I used Crafty Sentiments digi papers Fancy stripes here and sentiment.Ribbon is from my stash.
Here again I used the same papers and a crafty sentiments ticket sentiment
Flowers are prima ones and brad from my stash

Image is Blitz with a present. Coloured with copics,
Papers again are digi ones love n romance 2 from crafty sentiments
Sentiment is from patches and stitch clear stamp set.
Spellbinders Nestabilities cured rectangle.

For the image, papers or sentiments you can purchase these from

Challenges I am entering this into are

Crafty Ann's Challenge - Birthday Card
Pile it on - Tri -  Fold
Wild Orchid - Anything Goes

Thank you for stopping by, don't forget to hop over to
Th crafty sentiments challenge blog to check and the challenge and see what the wonderful design team have come up with.

Bev xxx

Thursday, 24 February 2011

Crafty Sentiments............SPRING

Good morning.
This week is my turn to sort the challenge over at Crafty Sentiments
And I have chosen

We have two sponsors this week, so that means 2 winners
firstly we have

And secondly we have

Now for my card

Tess digi coloured with copics
Digi papers love n romance
Sentiment Circular Birthday Celebrations  
(all above can be purchased from crafty sentiments store)
Nesties oval, and scalloped oval
Bazzill yellow card
Creatables flower die LR0109
Ribbon,butterlfies and button from stash.

Challenges I would like to enter are
A Gem of a challenge - I have used buttons and bow
Flutter by Wednesday's - anything goes as long as you have a butterfly, fairy or angel.
A Spoon Full Of Sugar - Birthday Wishes

Thanks for stopping by. hope you all have a fab day

Bev xx

Saturday, 19 February 2011

Sketch Saturday

I had a make a card for a friends mum, who is going to be 80. She told me she likes cats and loves knitting. So I thought I would use an image  I have had for god knows how long and never used. At the same time I would use Sketch Saturdays Sketch.

I made the knitting embellishment using cocktails sticks, which I cut in half and added a pearl to one end.
I them sanded the other end to a point. then set to work and knitted a few rows. which I can tell ya was not easy.


Mo Manning digi image - Sinatra
Bearly mine plaid paper
Pink petticoat vintage rose papers( freebie papers from quick cards mag)
Cocktail sticks for the knitting needles
Pearls and wool from stash.

Challenges I am entering this into

Fingers crossed my friend likes this card.
Thanks for stopping by. hope you all manage to have a good weekend despite the wet weather.

Bev xxx


Thursday, 17 February 2011

Lemon and Lilac

Morning ladies. Here were are again for this weeks Crafty Sentiments Challenge. And just as the title says we want to see your creations using ...
And the sponsor this week is

My card

Lilly with Flowers coloured with copics

                                                12x12 scrapbook papers don't know who by
Lemon bazzil card.
Think the punch I used for flowers is a do crafts one.
Martha Stewart punch
Brads from stash.

Challenges I am entering

Now why not pop over to Crafty sentiments and take alook at what the Design team have come up with.
And also check out the Store it now has a new look.

Thanks for stopping by
Bev xx

Thursday, 10 February 2011

Crafty sentiments Valentines/Love

Good morning from a dull wet cambridgeshire.
What an exciting start to the morning I had.........Dentist not. But all good. Hate having to go like many of you I'm sure.

Anyway this weeks Challenge over at crafty sentiments is

With valentines just around the corner we would like to see loads of love on those cards or other creations.
The sponsor this week is
We are offering one lucky winner 3 digis of their choice.

Patches and Fizz are coloured with copics
Papers are craft creations ltd Hearts white on red papers
And other papers I don't know
Dovecraft  ribbon

I am entering this into
Sketch Saturday - Sketch
Paper playtime - Hearts

Please pop over to crafty sentiments and check out the creations the rest of the design team have come up with.
And also don't forget to check out the Store

Thank you for stopping by, hope you all have a fab day

Bev xx

Friday, 4 February 2011

Kenny k

Morning all. I have had one a busy sort of week. so not much crafting going on. slowly finding my mojo now.
Today's card is for Kenny K's and Sketch Saturday

Lime paper was just lefts over from a card I made a couple of weeks back
ribbons from stash
Martha Stewart punch
Kenny K image coloured with copics

Favorite things
working with green
copic pens

Entering this card into
Kenny K's Krafty Girlz-My favorite things

Thanks for stopping by
Bev xx

Thursday, 3 February 2011

Welcome to another Crafty Sentiments Challenge.... this weeks challenge has been chosen by Dora and being inspired by all our new bears..... so this week's challenge is......
A Bear on A CardSo come on and show us your adorable teddies!
This week we are going to give 2 digis of your choice from our own shop

My card

Image from patches n stitch coloured with copics
Papers from Crafty Bitz
Nesties Label
Martha Stewart Punch
Sentiment fromDaisey Dandelion.

Please check out Crafty sentiments store as there are new releases.

I am entering this into
Sarah Hurley Challenge - Die Cuts

Thank you for stopping by

Bev xxx

Friday, 28 January 2011

Trying to get my mojo back

Good morning all. Well I am trying my hardest to find my mojo. I just cant make a card from start finish at the mo. I seem to find a image, take god knows how long to decide what colours I am gong to use. This image seemed to take me 3 hrs to decide. Then last night I spent the evening deciding on papers and colours. This morning I printed off the papers. And then I decided I would work with a sketch.
It may have taken me alot longer to make this card than my norm. But I am pleased with the outcome and it's the first time I have used a Kenny K image as well. Like alot of my digi's they sit unused .

Anyway here is the Card

Image from Kenny K coloured with copic pens
Papers are from Funky Fairys ( freebies)
Nesties circles
Ribbon from stash.
Sentiment is computer generated

I am entering this card into
Totally  Gorjuss - Hot hot hot
One stitch at a time - As you like it

Thank you for stopping by.

Bev xx

Thursday, 27 January 2011

Favorite things

Good morning all. Its trying to snow here. My son just went out and came back in and said mum its trying to snow. I don't want it, I want warm weather. Fingers crossed it doesn't get heavy.

This weeks challenge for Crafty Sentiments is
My Favorite things.

And our sponsors sponsors this week are

So get out all your favorite things and join us in making a wonderful creation with them.

My favourite things.
 Ribbon,Martha Stewart punch
    Lilly coloured with copics
  working with the colour green.

Lilly from crafty sentiments, coloured with copics
Doodlebug papers
Papermania ribbon
Martha Stewart punch
Banner and sentiments from stash.

Challenges I am entering
Sketch Saturday - Sketch
The Fuzzy Wuzzy - Anything goes
The Crafty Pad - Something Girly

Hope to see lots of creations entered over at crafty sentiments and also don't forget to check out the store for some wonderful digi's and stamps designed by Suzette.

Thank you for stopping by.

Bev xx

Monday, 24 January 2011

Such a proud mum

Oh I am so proud of my youngest.
Hayley started a apprenticeship course in hairdressing last September. she goes to college on a Monday then rest of week works in a shop.
She just goes from strength to strength.
Anyway the last few months she has been preparing for a competition at college. She had been let down a couple a times by models and only found someone that promised she wouldn't let her down 2 weeks ago.
Anyway to was d day and she came ...................................................

3rd in her group.
She came out of college grinning from cheek to cheek tonight when I picked her up.
Here's a cpl of pics of her model
The theme she had to do was Glam rock chic, she also had to choose clothes and do make up.

Back of hair

Hayley's Model Phie, hair, make up and dressed for judging

Way she is going wont be long before I am letting her loose with the scissors on my eeerrrr

Thanks for stopping by
Bev xx

Thursday, 20 January 2011

Crafty sentiments Vintage theme

Good Morning all.
This weeks challenge at crafty sentiments is
This weeks sponsor is 

Lily with flowers coloured with copics
Papers are freebie scrapbook papers from Internet
Lace, flowers and brads  from stash
Sentiment is a clear stamp.

Please hope over to Crafty sentiments to check out the rest of the design teams creations.
And to find out more about about the challenge.
Also go and take alook at the crafty sentiments store to see whats new.

 Challenges I am entering.
Penny's Paper crafty challenge - Anything goes
Pile is on -  Anything goes


Ty for stopping by.
hope you all have a wonderful day.

Bev xx

Monday, 17 January 2011

Fairymoon sketch challenge

Good Morning all.Well I have had a good weekend. And At last I think I may have found my mojo again. well fingers crossed . I sat down yesterday afternoon and got today's card made. that's better than what I did last week. I also got another dt card made for Thursday. Now today I have to get two birthday cards made for my nephew's 6th birthday, which is tomorrow.Bless him. He is just getting into football, and his parents aren't into it. So it's our chance to guide him into who he should be supporting. So going to pop into town later and getting him some spurs things for his birthday.

Anyway today's Fairymoon sketch challenge is this week being sponsored by
The winner will get to choose 2 Digi images of their choice from the store

Here's this week sketch
My take on the card

Ingredients used
Crafty sentiments stamp - Sally Ann with flowers
Bearly mine design floral delight paper
Paper mania summer bloom paper
Cuttlebug swiss dots embossing folder
Nesties circle die
Bows from stash

                                                               I am entering this card into
2 sisters - Flowers
Anyone for Anya - Pretty Bows

Please hop over to Fairymoon crafts to check out this weeks challenge. And to see what the rest of the Design team have come up with.
Thank you for stopping by.

Bev xx

Thursday, 13 January 2011

Crafty sentiments and some candy

Morning all from a dull cambridgeshire.
 show you my challenge card for this weeks crafty sentiments challenge I would like to tell you about some candy that's up for grabs too.
How would you like the chance to win some candy. At crafty sentiments you have the chance to win ... A brand new, just released set of Teddy Stamp Patches and Stitch A5 stamp set........

To be in with a chance to win simple:
1. Leave a comment on Crafty Sentiments (Suzette's) blog after you have posted this candy on your side bar
2. Link candy back to this blog.

Now onto this weeks challenge
This weeks challenge is being sponsored by
Stitchy Bear

The challenge is week we would like to see a Thank you card.

Ted with roses coloured with copics
Brazil card
Fiskers border punch
Senitment computer generated

I am entering this card into
Totally papercrafts - Thank you
craft your days away - Anything goes

Please hope over to Crafty sentiments to find out about all the above.
And to see what the rest of the DT team have come up with.
Also why not hop over to each of the ladies blogs to see all their wonderful creations and leave them some love.

Thank you for stopping by.
Have a fab day

Bev xxx

Monday, 10 January 2011

Fairymoon sketch

Good morning all. hope everyone has had a wonderful weekend.
Today I am remembering my dear dad. It's been 2 years today since he passed away. I was doing really well until I logged onto Facebook and see a family member had posted something. And the tears came.
I so miss him and the these last few days I have so been missing him, I been needing one of his warm cuddles.
I am going to spend the day thinking about all the good times we had. going to mum's later to spent some time with her.

Anyway this weeks challenge at Fairymoon crafts
I have been struggling with my mojo. Had a lot of things on my mind and just haven't been able to get motivated. So I went for a easy option this week and got my making cards mag out and used the papers and topper from that.
Papers, Topper, and sentiment from making cards Jan issue
Martha Stewart punch.

The prize up for grabs this week is
I am also entering this into
Aly's sunday challenge - Things with wings
Papertake weekly - Anything goes
Craft your days away - Anything goes

please hop over to Fairymoon crafts to take part in the challenge.
I look forward to seeing your creations.
have a fab day

and thanks for stopping by
Bev xx