Saturday, 31 December 2011


I would like to raise a glass to all my lovely blogging friends and also blog visitors and wish you all A Very Happy and Healthly New Year....and may 2012 be kind to us all.
The stamps I've used on my card today were lent to me by my friend Karen but we don't know who they were made by OR what the set is called.  All Karen remembers is she saw the set in the Craft Stampers, SO if everyone can tell us who's make this stamp set is we would apprecialte it!
Papers used on my card are all from Stampin Up......

Thanks for popping by


Thursday, 29 December 2011

Less is More word

Where is Christmas go??  Hope you all had a lovely time and were spoilt with lots of crafting goodies?
Its nice to get back into the craft room and make a card.. The Less is More challenge this week is ONE WORD....
This little stamp hasn't seen the light of day for a very long time and was ideal for this weeks challenge, its a Stampendous stamp called 'A joyful noise'...
Coloured with Copics and mounted onto a Nestie, I've used the Crafts concept embossing called 'in stitches' to give a bit of texture to the background, sentiment was computer generated.


Thursday, 22 December 2011


I would like to wish all my blogging friends everywhere A VERY HAPPY CHRISTMAS AND A HEALTHY NEW YEAR....Thank you for all your lovely comments that you have left on my blog over the past 12 months I really do appreciate your comments and I also love to visit your blogs..
Sorry to those whose blogs I haven't visited over the past week but like lots of you it has been a bit manic to say the least!
Have a wonderful time everyone and see you all soon..


Friday, 16 December 2011

Crafty Bunch project......

We had our last Crafty Bunch meeting on Wednesday for this year  so we did a small project which was the Mars Bar snowmen... For a change the girls did a bit of sewing rather than card making.   The image I found on the internet...instead of buying felt I bought a Red throw from Tesco's (they come in other colours) as the throw was much softer to stitch than felt, we cut a piece 6" x 2" just stitched down the length turned it inside out popped it onto our covered Mar Bar, gathered up where we wanted to have the thread with the bells on, then cut down from the top to make the fringes on his simple and so quick.  You can do this with any size bar of chocolate, one of our ladies suggested putting onto a Wine bottle which was a clever idea.
After our little bit of sewing we then all tucked into some lovely Christmas food....

I wont be posting again now until Monday as we have 3 grandchildren staying tomorrow because we are off see the Pantomime in Yeovil, "OH YES WE ARE"....and afterwards we will take them out to eat before playing games tomorrow night...think we will need a rest Sunday evening after we have delivered them all back home...lOl...lOl..

Thanks for looking


Wednesday, 14 December 2011

Less is More challenge... One Layer

I cant believe that I haven't posted for over a week....where has this week gone??  I've been trying to play 'catch-up' all week with lots going on.  I have a poorly husband who has a lung infection, nativity plays to see as well as finishing all the Christmas cards and trying to buy the last of our Christmas presents.  Tonight we also have our Crafty Bunch Christmas party, we will still do one project which I will show you tomorrow then have our food...
Anyway back to my card for the LIM challenge which is a One Layer card called 'Let it Snow'  . I've used this lovely stamp from Stampin Up called 'Silent Night'...just stamped and little colour and a bit of glitter and snow added and its needed to be something quick today as I am off to my patchwork class soon.


Tuesday, 6 December 2011

Bah Humbug .....challenge 47...

Well this is the last challenge of 2011 from the ladies over at Humbug Hall for the Bah Humbug challenge which this week  is 'Cute Christmas Critters'.....
This little stamp is a Penny Black called 'Christmas Dreams'...  stamped onto Kraft card and colour with Karisma pencils and mounted onto Nesties. Snowflake stamps are from Kars and stamped with the SU white ink pad.
I've used the SU Top Note die at the back and have run this through the Bigshot using the Cuttlebug Snow die...Sentiment used is from Hero Arts..

Thanks for looking...


Monday, 5 December 2011

Less Is More challenge...week 44 Colour

Where did last week go??  Trying to get all my Christmas cards made by the end of the week so decided to make the LIM challenge which is GREEN also a Christmas card...
The tree stamp is one by Stamp It called 'Christmas Forest, just stamped the card and pulled in the colour, the sentiment is one from S,U. added some SU Old Olive card, ribbon and a few pearls....


Saturday, 3 December 2011

Penny Black challenge...week 180

Isn't it amazing how many different whites there are out there?  After getting all the elements ready to put together on my card I noticed that the Neenah card that I use for stamping on a quite a different white...stilll it is WHITE and actually stand out from the background.
The little dog is a Penny Black stamp called 'Merry Puppy'...coloured with copics and put onto a nesties.
I've used  a couple of embossing folders, one is the Crafts Too dots and also Cuttlebug Mistletoe, Sizzix Mistletoe die, punches used, Martha Stewart snowflake and fence, both ovals are from Stampin up.
Off now to feed my christmas cake with more brandy and then I am going to tackle the ironing....

Hope you all have a great week end.


Friday, 2 December 2011

Less is More week 42

Just made the Less is More challenge by the skin of my teeth this week...
The stamps I have used are two of the Allium stamps from Barbra Gray.....just added colour behind the stamped image then added glitter to the flowers and a gem in the centre.  S.U embossed butterfly used also with a little gems.


Thursday, 1 December 2011

St Lukes Charity card challenge......Let it Snow

This is our last challenge of 2011 for St Lukes Charity card Challenge...  Our challenge for you this month is 'Let it Snow', this could mean Polar Bears, Penguins, Snowman, Snowflakes anything thats cold and frosty.
I have used an old Anita's stamp and have 3D the bear and layered him onto Nestabilities.
The backing papers are from called 'Snowy Days'. I've also used a Marrianne tree die which I have then put through the Bigshot using Cuttlebug snow embossing folder, Martha Stewart icicle punch and Martha Stewart snowflake punch also used.  Sentiment is from LOTV.
Our prize this month has very kindly been donated Deborah and this is what you could win:
A lovely set of  Waltzingmouse Dainty Doilies.
We would love to see more of your wonderful creations and hopefully beat last months number of entires so pop over and have a look at the other DT members cards for inspiration.