Thursday, 30 December 2010

Engagement Card

Good morning everyone hope you all had a lovely Christmas all that preparation and it's over in a flash!
It's lovely to get back into my craft room albeit for only a couple of hours this morning I was begining to get withdrawal symptoms!
My card this morning is an engagement card, the image is a penny black one, backing papers are by S.U. Whist visiting a friend a little while ago she very kindly let me cut some of her Marianne Designs and this is one of them that I have used to mount my little mice on.
S.U. Lattice Square embossing folder used across the bottom along with the Martha Stewart heart punch. Flowers and ribbon from stash.

Friday, 24 December 2010



I would like to wish everyone a Very
Happy Christmas, thank you all for all your lovely comments during 2010.

Happy Birthday Grace

Happy Birthday Grace.....our little granddaughter is 3 today so we have a small birthday party to go to this afternoon.

I've used a LOTV image of this little cat with 3 candels on his cake, backing paper from stash. Cut the image out with a nestie then placed the image inside one of the new Marianne Dies.
MS border punched used. The balloon I saved from the LOTV and popped on a number 3, hope Grace likes her card.

Sunday, 12 December 2010

Sorry for not posting.....

Sorry for the lack of posts over the past week but my dear mother in law passed away on Wednesday. She had 20 years of torment suffering from Altzheimers, shes is now at peace. She was the best MIL anyone could ask for full of fun and kindness and I have so many happy memories of her. Barbara, I love and miss you....

Hopefully I will be back in my craft room by the end of the week.

Saturday, 4 December 2010

Penny Black Challenge....

Our challenge for Penny Black this week is 'Stamping on anything but white card'.
This image has been sat in my 'bit box' for quite some time so thought it was time I used it.
Stamped onto kraft card and I've used white gel pen to highlight the flowers.
All card and backing paper is by Stampin Up, Scallop trim punch is also S.U.
Swirl die is from Sizzix, retro flower punches and of course a few pearls....think I might have O.D. on them...hee...hee
Sentiment by Craftwork cards and mounted onto SU Extra Large modern label punch. Corners are S.U. and another.
My card looks a bit 'wonky' on this post but I think it's how the picture has been taken.....

Friday, 3 December 2010

Look what I have won......

As you know I enter a couple challenges every week one of them being Bah Humbug and I have been lucky enough to have won the prize drawer for 2010, just take a look at the picture, am I a lucky girl or what?
It's a great challenge to do and of course every week you are adding to your christmas card pile so you could end up with almost 52 cards for next year so when it resumes in January why not have a go they also have some lovely spot prizes along the way.
Thank you to the DT of Bah Humbug there have been lots and lots of lovely inspirational card over the past year.

Thursday, 2 December 2010

Mice warm Blanket.....

This little mouse looks like I feel today COLD.....we are having a new kitchen put in and we have had no heating for 2 days apart from our wood burner. Also I've no cooker or freezer, our freezer died last week, our new cooker should have been here tomorrow along with the new freezer but both have been delayed until the 10th December! Thank goodness for ready meals and daughers!!
I need to do a few quick cards for children and this is one of them. Its a House Mouse stamp called 'mice warm blanket'. Coloured with pencils and then I have added a little bit of Snowtex on the branches
Backing paper from stash, circle greeting is one of LOTV, MS icicle border punch, large Cuttlebug snowflake die.
Time for another cuppa...bbbrrrrrr......

Monday, 29 November 2010


Decided it was time to bring out some of my old stamps and give them an airing some of these stamps haven't been used for a very long time.
One of them is the PSX Hibicus stamp.
Coloured with pencils. Backing paper is by Docrafts. I've used my new S.U. embossing folder called square Lattice and also my new MS punch called Cherish.
Sentiment is one of LOTV new calendar ones.
I've just added a little bit of glitter and a few pearls to finish off the card.

Sunday, 28 November 2010

Penny Black challenge

Penny Blacks challenge for this week is monochromatic Christmas.
Just love this little P.B. stamp its called Duckies and Hedgies I've coloured it with copic pens and mounted onto Nesties.
Backing paper is from Craft Creations, SU scallop trim border punch and cuttlebug corners.
The ponsettia I bought ages ago but cant rememebr where from! Another senior moment...hee..hee
Oval punches from Stampin Up.

Bah Humbug challenge....

Our last challenge from Bah Humbug this year is called 'Feeling the Blues'.
I've used this little Penny Black stamped called Xmouse Ornament, coloured him with pencils, stamped small snowflakes around him and added a little bit of glitter and mounted him on a Nestie then put onto Kars snowflake embossing folder background.
Backing paper is from stash. cuttlebug flower, ribbon from stash. Martha Stewart snowflakes.

Wednesday, 24 November 2010

Hedgehog & Butterfly

Whilst staying with my friend last week we exchanged stamped images and also I used some of her M.S. punches.
This little cutie is a Penny Black stamp called 'Flutter-bye', backing paper is by Stampin Up, Martha Stewart flower punch, S.U. Tag punch used for the sentiment.

Monday, 22 November 2010

Engagement card......

Having been asked to make a couple of engagement cards but non traditional I've come up with this for one of the cards.
Whilst tidying up my craft room and like most of us we find unfinished and disgarded projects that we started and never completed. So......though as this looked like a 'happy couple' I would make it into a Engagement card.
Can't tell you where the decoupage came from but the backing papers and the punched frame are from Stampin Up.
Cuttlebug flower die used to put the sentiment on.

Saturday, 20 November 2010

Penny Black challenge...

Two posting in one day!...... Thought I would post my Penny Black challenge card tonight rather than leave it until tomorrow morning as my craft room is in need of a good tidy up! We were given a card plan to follow for this weeks challenge, I just love them.
This little stamp is from the Penny Black 'Jolly Friends' sheet which is lovely.
Stamped and coloured with Copic pens, I've used Flower Soft polar white around the top of the stocking.
Backing papers are all from SU, star punches and a small ponsettia used, faux brads also used on the card. Punches used are S.U border and corner scallop punch, S.U sentiment.

Thanks for taking the time to look...

LOTV challenge....

Glitter and Glitz is the challenge for this weeks
LOTV card.

I've used a couple of my new LOTV stamps on this card just love these little girls.
Coloured with copic pens and I've added quite a lot of glitter, mounted onto Nesties then I have used one of my new M.S. around the page punches called Cherish which I bought at the Taunton craft show last Sunday.
The backing paper is by MME caleld Quite Contrary. Punched flowers and leaves. Sentiment is also one from LOTV.

Friday, 19 November 2010

Bah Humbug challenge....

Having been away for a few days its lovely to get back into my craft room.
Another great challange from the Bah Humbug team and this weeks challange is Lovely in Lilac.

I've used one of my lovely new Penny Black images from one of their clear stamp sets, backing paper is from Papermania.
Image is coloured with copic pens and I've done 3D this hand and also added small 'waste' snowflakes from the Fiskars border punch.
Image mounted onto Nesties Lacey circles, sentiment if from LOTV and cuttlebug star embossing folder used across the middle. A few small punched stars also added.

Saturday, 13 November 2010

Bah Humbug challenge...

Bah Humbugs challenge this week is Rudolph...
Not having a rubber stamp with Rudolph on I did find this image in my bit box so only had to add a small red pom pom which meant this would be suitable for this weeks challenge.
Backing paper is by Papermania, Martha Stewart snowflake and icicle punch.
Ribbon from stash.
Faux brads.

Tuesday, 9 November 2010

Bah Humbug Challenge...

How quickly the weeks are going by and another challenge is upon us. Bah Humbugs challenge for us this week is Fancy Folds. Does anyone remember Lace', we used a metal template and craft knife to cut our shapes, well I found some Star Lace' in my 'bit box' so it was ideal for this weeks challenge. Once the paper has been folded back I've just added a star gem in the centre of the star.
Image is by LOTV....backing paper is from Pebblesinc. called 'Snowy Days'. Image is mounted on a Nellie Snelldon scallop die. Just noticed that my last 3 cards are in 'blue' mode....must make sure I dont use blue for a few days...hee...hee

My friend Jan and I are off to do our first Womens Insitute workshop today, 25 ladies and we have another one on a busy week.

Saturday, 6 November 2010

Penny Black Challenge...

Penny Black's challenge this week is 'Let it Snow'.
Image used is one called 'Snowball fun'.
Coloured with copics and I've added a little bit of glitter.
Sizzix embossing folder used across the back, Ribbon from stash, Martha Stewart Snowflake punch. Sentiment is from a Cuttblebug embossing folder.

Friday, 5 November 2010

LOTV challange......

'One for the Girls' is our challenge this week from LOTV.
I've used another of their lovely die cuts to make this card.
Backing paper and sentiment strip is from Craft House and is called Mini Fancies.
EK success flowers punches used, cuttlebug corners.
My friend Jenny very kindly bought me back some new Martha Stewart punches from the USA and I've used one across the bottom and of course a few pearls.

Thursday, 4 November 2010

Thank goodness for Digital....

I have my first craft fair on Sunday so today has been a marathon card making session topping up my cards. Digital images as well as LOTV die cuts are brilliant for making quick cards. I've managed to make 10 cards today so thought I would post just one of them.
He's called Mikey but I dont know where he came from as it was an image given to me by my friend Val.
Backing paper is from the Hopscotch pad by K and Co...M.S picket fence and icicle punch ( used to make the grass). Sentiment stamp from Pink Gem. faux brads added. The football is from LOTV.

Wedding cards on next on my list.....

Wednesday, 3 November 2010

Peek a Boo kittens..........

A quick post this morning.
Found this PB image lurking on my desk so decided it was time to make it into a card.
Coloured with pencils, mounted onto M. S border punch. Cuttlebug Daisy embossing folder used for the background, Nellie Snellen flower punch also used. Personal Impressions sentiment.

Thanks for stopping by..

Tuesday, 2 November 2010

PB Challenge...

Ziz Zags or Triangles is this weeks challenge from Penny Black.
Not sure what this little image is called as I 'borrowed' the image from my friend Jill.
Coloured with watercolour pens, backing paper was a freebie from a magazine.
Cuttlebug Revolution swirl die, Martha Stewart butterfly punch and also Nellie Snellen punch & embossed flower.

Monday, 1 November 2010

Bah Humbug Challenge...

Another great challenge from the DT at Bah Humbug this week its presents.
This is my 'take' on presents a House Mouse stamp called 'Wrapped & Ready' the name suggested they are presents!
Coloured with copic pens and mounted onto SU designer paper.
Fiskars snowflake border punch used as well as Cuttlebug large snowflake die.
Small M.S snowflake punch and a poinsettia flower added to finish off the card.

Thursday, 28 October 2010

LOTV challenge......

Bev has given us a card plan this week for LOTV challenge.
I seem to have lost my 'MOJO' this week so if anyone finds it please let me have it back!!!
Stamped and coloured image with pencils then mounted onto nesties.
Backing paper is a SU designer one.
Martha Stewart border punch used along the top and bottom, SU window punch with faux brads on, buttons from stash.
Sentiment from from Autumn Leaves Stampology 'Ticketed'.

Tuesday, 26 October 2010

Bah Humbug challenge...

This weeks challenge from Bah Humbug is Elegance.
Stamp used is a Papermania one called 'Bauble Decoration'.
Keeping it simple I've 3D the baubles and then added a little bit of glitter.
For the background I've used the Kars Snowflake embossing folders then stamped one of Hero Arts swirls on it.
SU border punched used across the middle and also for the sentiment. Cuttlebug corner die also used.
Unfortunately silver and holographic dont photograph or scanned very well.

Thursday, 21 October 2010

LOTV Challenge......Winter fun

Thought I would get my LOTV challenge card done straight away this week as I have a very busy week ahead.
Once again I've used another of their lovelt Die Cuts and added just a touch of glitter.
Backing paper is from stash.
Large pionsetita I bought in a sale somewhere but cant remember where! I've used the Kars snowflake embossing folder, MS snowflake punch and have again made some faux brads.

Wednesday, 20 October 2010

LOTV Challenge...

Almost missed the deadline for this weeks challenge over at LOTV....
Its a card plan this week so I have once again used one of the LOTV die cuts. Just love this cute little cat.
Backing paper is from Papermania 'Rose Garden'. Image mounted onto Nestires.
SU eyelet punch, ribbon and sentiment used.
Prima flowers, roses from Wild Orchid Crafts.
Pearls from stash.

Tuesday, 19 October 2010

My disaster card.....

Have you ever had one of those days where nothing goes right?? I've had one!
Started this card added the 3D the flowers and mounted in onto Nesties, popped it down on my desk but didn't realize that the back of the image had silicone on it and of course it stuck to a white frame which I had punched out ready to use on another project! Decided to leave it rather than throwing the whole lot in the bin, looks a bit strange I know.
Added some SU backing papers, stamped my sentiment added some cuttblebug corners and a bit of ribbon and some trellis, then thought 'oh' instead of wasting a little scraps of paper I would make some faux brads. Thinking I had finished off my card popped it down and promtly my bottle of glue fell onto my card.....'Oh blow' I said or words to that effect! Silicone all over the corner of my card, so then had to hunt out an embellishment that would cover my distaster....hence my butterfly charm. Why do I still use silicone? Silicone and I just dont mix.....Think I will pack up today and go and have a nice cup of tea....

Monday, 18 October 2010

Problems with Mr Blogger

I've had problems with Mr blogger not allowing comments to be left...hopefully now its all sorted.

Penny Black Challenge....

We have a card plan challenge over at Penny Black
this week.
Another image I had already coloured as I was playing around with pencils yesterday with my friend Vicki.
The stamp is called 'Jump for joy', mounted onto nesties. The backing paper is a SU designer paper called Winter Green which I love.
M.S border punch, ticket stamp is from Pink Gem, Daisy flower punch, faux brads and a little bit of ribbon also added.

Thanks for stopping by....

Sunday, 17 October 2010

Bah Humbug challenge

Behind with my challenges this week as we have had our lovely friends staying with us for a few days.
Vellum is this weeks challenge from Bah Humbug so decided to use this PB image which was already coloured and sitting waiting to used used.
Image is coloured with Copic pens and mounted onto Nesties.
Vellum backing paper is from my stash, Cuttlebug Snow flake embossing folder used as well as a MS snowflake punch.

Wednesday, 13 October 2010

Scarlett Poppies..........

Found this image tucked away on my desk so decided it was time to make it into a card.
The stamp is is called 'scarlet Poppy' by Funstamps, coloured with Copic pens. Backing papers are SU designer papers.
Found a piece of decorative cord which wrapped around the Sizzix swirl die. M.S Butterfly punch also used.

Tuesday, 12 October 2010

ANother Stickeroo.....

Still working my way through these lovely stickeroo sheets.
This image is from the Romance of flowers sheet and again I've used a little bit of glitter on it.
I've used the large S.U. En Francais stamp for the background, making a change from using paper. Martha Stewart punches used are scallop border and butterfly. Cuttlebug flower die used for outside of sentiment....and just a few pearls!!

Monday, 11 October 2010

LOTV Birthday Cat.....

What beautiful day it is here today but I've done all my 'jobs' so it's time to 'play'.....
Today I've used another of the LOTV die cut images all I have done is to put a little bit of glitter onto the bithday cake. Mounted image onto card then place of a silver glitter fram which is a Nellie Snellen die, this actually matches up with one of the new SU corner and border dies.
Bakcing papers are from Papermania sunshine paper pack, Cuttlebug corner die. EK success scallop diamond edge punch used of the side of the card, Craftwork Cards sentiment and a little bit of ribbon and hey presto a finished card.

Only another 15 cards to go from my 50 card order!!!

Sunday, 10 October 2010

Penny Black Challenge....

Penny Blacks challenge for this week is to use two of more images.
Having just bought a couple of sheets of Stickeroos I thought I would use these.
The flower image is from 'When Birds sing' sheet and the butterflies are from 'Romance of flowers' sheet.
I've just added a little bit of glitter to the image and mounted it onto blue card. Backing papers are a SU Designer papers, SU scallop punched also used and of course a few pearls added, lace from stash.

Saturday, 9 October 2010

Kanban Elegance....

I'm still card making like mad for my 50 card order and some cards do have to be 'quick ones'. When I met up with my friend Val this week we usualyl meet at our local craft shop and they had some lovely Kanban die cut images of Art Deco ladies so it would have been rude of me not to put something in my basket...hee...hee
Managed to find some SU papers that matched up with the Die Image for the backing paper. Used chocolate pearlised card with one of my MS around the page punches. Sentiment and some of the card element was also on the die cut sheet.
Prima flowers used put together with a glass headed brad. Ribbon from stash.

Friday, 8 October 2010

Bah Humhug challenge...

Bah Humbugs challenge this week is right up my street 'Cuties' I just love'em.
Another stamp that hasn't been the light of day for a very long time House Mouse 'Angel Delights'....
Coloured with copics edges coloured with a bit of distress inks. Backing paper is is quite old and is by Paper Adventures I seem to be short of christmas papers this year as I thought I had lots hidden away in cupboard collecting dust!
Quickutz corner dies, McGill pine punch and a little bit of ribbon added.

LOTV challenge....

How quickly Thursdays come around. Our LOTV challenge this week is Autumn.
Again I've used a die cut, backing paper is from MME called 'Bloom & Grow. Nellie Snellen punches and embossed leaves have been used and I also found a mini cone in my stash. Cuttlebug die used to mount the sentiment.

Wednesday, 6 October 2010

Best Friends...

Another LOTV die cut, layed onto card. Stampin Up Scallop Trim corner and border punch used.
Backing paper is S.U designer paper called Round up.
Flowers and ribbon from stash, Nellie Snellen leaf punch also used with the flowers.
Computer generated sentiment.

Tuesday, 5 October 2010


The stamp that I have used for this card is by Rubber Stampede. Stamped her in black then stamped her hat and ribbon onto black & white card then placed it onto her hat.
Check card and ribbon and flowers from stash, Embossed frame is from Craftwork Cards, nestie scallop die sentiment is also from Craftwork card.
Kept it all very simple by using black and white with a touch of silver and a few pearls!

Thanks for looking.

Monday, 4 October 2010

Anniversary Doggies...

Working flat out at the moment as I have to make 50 cards by the end of October. Thank goodness for LOTV die cuts they make card making much quicker although I love to colour in my own images.
Love these two little dogs and they make a great anniversary card. Image mounted on nesties.
Backing paper is from Basic Grey Euphoria pad, the swirl die cut is a Sizzix one, roses and ribbon from stash, Craftwork cards sentiment, SU oval punches.
Think you might be seeing a lot more of these die cuts over the next 3 weeks!

Bah Humbug challenge...

Across the Miles is our challenge this week from Bah Humbug.
I've used a very old PSX stamp for the image and just added a touch of blue colouring from the ink pad.
Backing paper is from stash. Cuttlebug large snowflake die used. Stampin Up scalled edge punch and ovals punches also used.

Sunday, 3 October 2010

LOTV Challenge

LOTV challenge this week is a card plan by Bev.

Just love this little girl image, have painted her with Copic pens. Backing paper is from S.U. and so is the sentiment.
Buttons and flowers from stash. Card cand from Craftwork cards used across the middle.

Saturday, 2 October 2010

Penny Black challenge..

Sorry for the lack of blogging this week but I've been quite busy.
Our challenge for this weeks Penny Black is Dont be Square.
Have made a cracker and used 'Plimsole Pete' again. Stamped and coloured with copics and mounted onto Nesties. Stamped cracker with a snowflake stamp with Versamark. Paper is from Paper Aventures, ribbon from stash.

Sunday, 26 September 2010

Lili of the Valley Challenge...

The LOTV challenge this week is an Untraditional Christmas card.
Thought I would put a little humour into my card for this challenge as well as unusual colours! I can just see these two at the school nativity play....
Image coloured with copics, cuttblebug Swiss dot embossing folder used as part of the background as well as a little bit of vellum.
The 'Christmas' wording is from a sheet of letters I found in my 'bit box', also added a few pearls and a little bit of ribbon. Flowers from my stash leaves punched using McGill pine leaf.

Saturday, 25 September 2010

Penny Black challenge...

This weeks challenge from Penny Black
is Indian Summer.
I stamped this little image at a friends house and it has been sat on my desk waiting to be made into a card so this weeks challenge was ideal.
Image painted with Radiant Pearls, backing paper is from Papermainia Summer bloom. EK Success photo corners, cuttlebug folder also used.

Off to spend the day with our grandchildren which will be lovely as we had some sad news last night that one of our friends had passed away....

Friday, 24 September 2010

Bah Humbug challenge...

Our challenge this week from Bah Humbug
is stars.
This little stamp is from Funstamps and is called 'Star Penguin. Coloured with copic pens. Small snowflake stamps used on the background of him. Mounted onto nesties. Cuttlebug star embossing fold used across the middle, papermania backing paper. Star punch is from SU.

Tuesday, 21 September 2010

Which girl doesn't like shopping?

A very quick post this morning as I am off to playgroup with my youngest granddaughter it's only her 3rd morning but hopefully I shall be able to creep away after an hour!
Todays card is a Whiff of Joy image. Colured with radiant pearls. Backing paper is from MME.
Bought a new swirl die a couple of weeks ago this one is from Sizzix. Quickutz corner die and cuttlebug flower die also used. Flowers by Prima.

Saturday, 18 September 2010

Penny Black challenge...

Penny Blacks challenge this week is also a card plan.
I've used PB 'Flying Stars' but only used part of it and cut out image using a nestie. Flowers coloured with white gel pen.
Backing papers are from SU so is the Kraft card.
For the flowers the outer petal is one of the Nellie punches and the inner a Prima flower put together with a silver brad. Ribbon from stash.
SU window punch used to put the pearls on and the sentiment is also an SU one.

LOTV Challenge...

Thought I would have a go at the Lili of the Valley challenge this week and the challenge was a card sketch.
I've used one of their new Christmas stamps and painted her with Radiant Pearls then mounted onto Nesties.
Backing papers are from Papermania pad called Summer Bloom.
Flowers and pin are from Wild Orchid Crafts.

Friday, 17 September 2010

Bah Humbug challenge....

Bah Humbugs challenge this week is TEXT. I've used an old PSX stamp. I dug deep into my cupboards and fished out my Radiant Pearls paint pots which are lovely to use so have painted my NOEL with these.
The stripped backing paper and ribbon is from SU, the leaf paper is handmade.
Punches used are EK seccess photo corner, MS snowflake and SU window punch...and I have just noticed that my snowflake on the bottom right hand side isn't straight so I need to rectify that!!
Not feeling too good today so thats my excuse.

Sunday, 12 September 2010

Penny Black challenge...

This weeks challenge from Penny Black is Men/boys.
Penny Black 'Field of Dreams' was just perfect.
Coloured with pencils and mounted on Nesties.
Backing papers are from BasicGrey Oliver paper pad. Small brads are hand made.
SU Photo corner punch and window punch also used.