Friday, 29 June 2012


I know I have posted this stamp before but it is one of my favourites...its an old PSX Botanicals just called 'Hibiscus'.
Coloured with Prismacolor pencils.  Backing paper is from my stash and I have lost the front cover so cant tell you what it is!
I love the Tessatina Memory Box die which I have used across the centre and on the side I have used a Cheery Lynn die which I have cut about a little bit, used a S.U. border punch on the other side of the image and added a few pearls..of course..


Wednesday, 27 June 2012

More Bright blossoms...

This is another card made from the lovely Stampin Up Bright Blossoms set.
I stamped one of the leaf stamps and then stamped and cut out the vase which I popped onto DS pads.
Backing paper is from S.U. Added a strip of embossed card behind the little frames.
Quickutz corner dies and S.U. punches used for the sentiment which is computer generated.


Monday, 25 June 2012


This is another of Mo Mannings lovely digi images...Coloured with Copics and pencils.
Backing papers are from Craft Creations....I've used an EK Success punch for the waves and my favourite S.U embossing folder. The little fish is a button I found in my embellishments box along with the hat.
Thanks for looking..


Friday, 22 June 2012

Bright Blossoms....

I have been having a play with my new Bright Blossoms set which we had given us on our S.U. Extravaganza Day...I've made a couple of card but will post the other one next week.
The backing paper is from S.U. I just love the Baja Breeze card which I have embossed using S.U. embossing folder.
Stamped one of the leaf stamps from the set and punched out the blue flower head using the Boho Blossoms punch.
Other punches used are both Stampin up.


Tuesday, 19 June 2012

Penny Black Saturday challenge week 206

How the weeks are flying by cant believe its time for another Penny Black Challenge.....This weeks challenge is to use 5 CIRCLES
I've used 2 Penny Black stamps on my card the little golfer is called 'Missed you' and the circle stamp is called 'Concentrics'.  
The green and brown dotty paper is one I've printed off the computer, circle sentiment is S.U., punches used are Martha Stewart zig-zag, EK Success corner punch and a 1/2 circle which I have popped on some Craftwork Card card candy.

ALso entering my card in the following challenges Cards for Men challenge
                                                                     Little red Wagon  

Monday, 18 June 2012

Stampin Up Day.....

What a fabulous day we all had crafting with Jenny from Stamping Moments and above are the projects we made.  My favourite item was the gorgeous picture frame which is now hanging on the wall of my craft room.  We were given the Bright Blossoms stamp set so I cant wait to use it again.
Please pop over to Jenny blog and have a look, Jenny also does some wonderful stamp classes.
I am sorry to say that our class for November is now FULL if you haven't already put your name on the list....I will of course take names just in case someone cant make it....


Friday, 15 June 2012

New Tote Bag....

Finally finished my new Tote bag....first saw this bag on Ruth Ann's blog and asked her about the pattern and she very kindly gave me the link and the pattern arrived  within 2 weeks from the USA...
The fabric I've used  had been sitting in my cupboard for a couple of years as I intended to make a lap quilt with it but it never happened so decided it was time to use it and so pleased I did as I am really happy the with end result.
As you can see it has two huge pockets inside and a small one on the outside..of course you can make the pockets any size you want or add more inside.
We have our Stampin Up day with the lovely Jenny Moors tomorrow so my bag is packed and waiting to go....

Thanks for looking


Wednesday, 13 June 2012

Something that moves......

Had a panic this morning and suddenly realized I hadn't got a card suitable for our challenge for our craft club which this month is 'something that moves' this is my take on the challenge....a bike and flags...
Cant tell you what the bike stamp is as it very old and is an unmounted one so no name...papers are from my scrap box...corners are from Whimsy Stamps and I've also used two punches from Stampin Up for the sentiment.

Right off to my patchwork group soon....


Tuesday, 12 June 2012

Fairy Quilt.........

No card to show you today but I have taken a couple of pictures of the quilt I have made for one of my granddaughters...she loves fairies and mauves.  She sleeps in a bunk bed so this is not quite a single bed size.  I am now starting on another fairy quilt but this time it will be all pinks and it will be a for a single bed and then after that I have to make another quilt for my little grandson....
I must say I have enjoyed doing a bit of sewing as my hands no longer allow me to knit but the quilting is mostly done on the sewing machine.
Also I have another project on the go and hopefully will have a picture to post at the week-end...
Back to making cards today as its our monthly club meeting tomorrow so still have some sample cards to make..
Hopefully by the end of the week things will be back to normal in the craft room!

Thanks for popping by....

Friday, 8 June 2012

Saturated Canary....

Just love this little lady she is called AVA and is a freebie image on the Saturated Canary Blog.....
I've used both Copics and primsacolour pencils to colour her, backing papers are from DCWV pad called 'Linen Closet'...  The lace ribbon has come out a blue colour but is fact an a turquoise so looks a bit odd on the photograph.
The swirls are Memory Box dies, butterfly is a tonic punch, corner is an EK Success Punch.

I wont be in my craft room again now until later on Monday as we have 3 of our grandchildren staying as from early tomorrow morning until Sunday evening...think I will need to lay down in a darken room then and will be totally 'cream crackered'..lOl...lOl..


Thursday, 7 June 2012

Biker babe......

This is another great image from Mo Manning called 'Biker babe' and I have used this for a 'new baby' card.
Coloured with Copic pens and mounted onto nesties.  Backing papers are from which I have have for ages, just popped the plain paper through my swiss dot cuttlebug embossing folder.
Memory Box border die used across the centrem Whimsy Corner die, and small flower punches, leaf punch has no name on it...
We are back to the rain again down in here Somerset so I think its a day in the craft room.


Tuesday, 5 June 2012

Make my Monday challenge....

Make My Monday challenge this week is a Birthday card with Pearls so the card I made yesterday I can enter in this challenge..
I've used a Mo Manning called 'Make a wish' and coloured her with Copics.
Backing papers are from a freebie pad of papers  I got ages ago called ' Pink Petticoat.' Wild Blossoms collection.
The net I found in my draw whilst clearing out the other week and as a lot of crafters are now using net thought I would use it on my card.  Flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts...Quickutz corner die, Martha Stewart Butterfly punch and a Craftwork Cards sentiment also used and of course some pearls.
Hope you have all enjoyed the extended Bank Holiday despite the weather..


Monday, 4 June 2012

Penny Black Saturday Challenge...week 204

The challenge over at Penny Black Saturday challenge is a CASE-IT..I do love these CASE IT challenges.
My stamp is called 'Chearful' and has been coloured with Copics and the flower head and leaves have been 3D...backing papers are from 'Best Creations..Tag die is from Sizzix and  have been stamped with a script message, Stampin Up Embossing folder, Nestability dies, I've also used a small flower punch...


Sunday, 3 June 2012

Simply Less is More challenge...

Simply Less is More challenge this week is colour and the colour is RED WHITE and BLUE.
For my card I have used two scraps of red and blue card....cut out the Memory Box Honeysuckle die which I won in some recent blog candy and the cut out the two flowers again in red and blue and stuck over the white flowers on the die...  sentiment is computer generated cut out using a Stampin Up punch.


Saturday, 2 June 2012

Relax its your Birthday....

I have finally got down to inking up some of the new stamps that have been sitting on my desk for a few weeks!
The stamp is from Little Claire Designs and is just called 'Deckchair'.  Coloured with pencils   Not sure which paper pad the background came from as it was amongst my odd papers....
Punched Doo Hickey leaf die and flowers made from a  Martha Stewart punch.

Hope you all have a great Jubilee weekend and hope we have some dry weather over the next few days!


Friday, 1 June 2012

St Lukes Charity card Challenge...

Well its the first of  the month and that means a new challenge over at St Lukes Charity card challenge.... I think some of you may have been put off my last months challenge which was one layer but this month its so easy our challenge is OUR LITTLE FURRY FRIENDS, this could be cats, dogs, Teddied or even furry monsters, so there's no excuse to join us in our challenge this month.
For my card I have used a Penny Black image called 'why am I smiling'...and used Copic pens to colour  my image.
Backing papers are from Stampin Up....Martha Stewart picket fence punch along the centre, tiny flower punch and I used a snowflake punch to get the tiny leaves.  Corners dies are from Quickutz.
Our fabulous prize this month has kindly been donated from Waltzing Mouse stamps and  is called 'TEXT-IT' 

Pop along and have a look at the other cards from our Designer Team for inspiration and then we look forward to seeing your wonderful cards...

Just remember you don't have to send your card to St Lukes Hopsice to take part in our challenge but it would be lovely if you did as they need all the money they can raise for the fantastic work that they do.....
So...come crafters lets us see what you can do and that fabulous prize could be yours...