Friday, 31 December 2010

Last night of 2010

 and I thought I'd share my favourite card of the year.... 
It was a difficult decision as Ive enjoyed  making cards this  year but  found the time to  make them difficult  
I had fun making this one and being honored to be a guest designer was a bonus
here it is 

What's your favourite card you made in 2010 ?

Monday, 27 December 2010

Still snowed in ....

Well thankfully its rained today and washed most of it away I just hope we are not bound for anymore.
 I forgot to upload this card earlier in the month 
( its just been too hetic and chaotic to remember everything) 
note to self write it all down and it may get done lol  
 The image I used is from Justinklined and they are having a sale on digi stamps and crafting supplies.
pop on over and have a peek

Saturday, 11 December 2010

Nightmare before christmas - Carol of the bells

 A festive tune for a cold December weekend


Monday, 6 December 2010

Inklined to Hop.........

...... all over the snow this month  
We're off on another blog hop with Justinklined 
The theme this month  has been chosen by Debbie 
to  use stitching or faux stitching somewhere on your card
Now you should have arrived from Joyce's blog
if not  don't forget to  pop back and see what  she got up to this month 
 We've got some fabulous designers joining us for  December
here's the list if you've strayed off path because of the snow.  
(links in side bar) 

Now my craft shed has been frozen solid  for the  last week
so  my sewing machine has not been able to come out or  many of  my fab crafting goodies
but I still managed to make a card ( much to hubby's huffs) as my crafting stuff is 
all over the kitchen table again lol

Who looks like he's eaten all the mince pies maybe hes got bellyache  
and that's why he looks a bit grouchy.
 I've used some fabulous stitched ribbon with this card and faux stitched round the edge 
and added some red flocked brads I loved making these 
and when I can get back in my shed I will make some more.
I added a bit of glitter,well you have to its Christmas and one card ready.
 Now you  need to go to  Karen's Blog and see what fabulous work she has done

 Thanks for  stopping by  Happy Holidays 

Thursday, 2 December 2010

Brrrr its cold out there.....

 this little image is one that has sat on the side silently waiting for me to find a card 
which the original I didn't as it was one of the makes from Appleby
 and its gone AWOL but the image didn't.  
So after a little bit of Xmas glitter added.
I've mounted him onto a card which has been embossed 
and Ive added a lush red piece of ribbon and a sentiment.
I'm off to wrap up with  a cosy blanket
 and a cuppa hot chocolate.

Monday, 29 November 2010

Harry Potter

  In honour of the new film release 
I  found these fabulous stickers in my shed 
I thought Id make a quick card up  using some leftover  DP and  black gem embellies 

Friday, 26 November 2010

You shall have a fishy .........

if you can catch it that is lol
 I love this  image I  have to say................  its so cute 
 I've used  my  lotus pendant die  that  Jan  from our crafty getaway  compelled me to  buy.
I've CASED the card we made at Appleby Magna as it was such a good layout.

Wednesday, 24 November 2010

Letter to Santa

   Another Justinklined image  this  image has been sat in my shed with the magnolia one
 Its amazing what  a tidy up  can find
(still no sign of my glasses though so Im blind as a bat still )
 I have had fun with my crushed glass glitter on this card  
The image is  coloured with  copics and  papers  are from  my stash 

Saturday, 20 November 2010


of  Sir Puffalot  from Justlinklined 
I had some fun with this card and added a couple other whiff of joy stamps to it just to really get the medieval theme, the papers suit really well.

Thursday, 18 November 2010

OMG ..........My first magnolia

 Yes it is ..... can you  believe it  
  What do you  think Jackie ..... about time too lol
  I coloured her in at our meet in September and since then  she  has sat on the side in my shed  
so today I  have made my  first magnolia card
  Ive used  copics  for the  image and  stickles and flowers from wild orchid crafts   to  embellish  the greeting stamp  is from SU and DP also
 I'm off to  get  another cupcake order started in a mo  
so  catch  you  all later 

Tuesday, 16 November 2010

Did you think Id gone awol ......................

 well all  I  can say  is  nearly.
  Ive had an horrendous few days well weeks lately and my card making mojo upped and left I thought  for good. 
  All this  month either work has been busy, we have been getting ready for Aidans operation  or some other  crisis declared war and we had to sort it out.
 Today was the first  day I  think I could breathe and  relax.
 Aidan has had his operation  and we have spent five days going to and fro to the orthopaedic hospital in Birmingham. As much as the staff were lovely and the facilities are great for teenagers, there's only so much  time you really want to stay in  those places so we were all relieved yesterday when they said he could come home. He's now on crutches and in a wheelchair ( he thinks he's Lewis Hamilton in that thing ) for the next six weeks but as Aidan says the difficult bit is over with now.
Now onto my card  
Ive used the Golden Retriever image from Justinklined and had a fabulous time distressing it  and adding a bit of string and buttons for embellishments. 
Ive been very productive today even hubby was impressed that  my shed is tidier than ever and ready  for some work to be done in it 
 Now  I'm off for some decent grub,  hospital food is just not nice.

Monday, 1 November 2010

Inklined to Hop blog Hop

Yes we are off again on our travels
The theme this  month has been chosen by Lydia and it is to use
Two punches or more. 
 I  had to  think about  this one, then it came quite easily to me
(good  job really the way  my brain has been functioning of late)
 Ive used SU oval punches for the sentiment and a Martha stewart edge punch. 
 I used the ROBINS image from Jusinklined
I just love little robins at Christmas they bring a cheery sight when in the garden.
The papers are  memory box,these are so lush and I used some glitter card from my stash as well as the red ribbon which was lying around looking forlorn.The sentiment is one from PTI (fabulous)

Now you should have come to my blog from Cathy's
and then you  need to go on to our guest designer of the month
 Heres the full list if you get lost
(links are in the side bar )
Lydia, Debbie,Jak ,Peri,Cathy,Toni, Joyce and  Karen

Sunday, 31 October 2010

More cakes

This time for a 1st birthday 
  I remember having one of  these made  when  I  was a child and when I  made one for  my eldest daughter
  ( who's  now  21 Oh eck I  do  feel old lol )
 Hope the party goes well 
 Catch  ya  later  Im off trick and treating with the kids in a bit 

Saturday, 30 October 2010

Traditional halloween

well Nightmare at Christmas Jack o Lantern lol 
 It  took  a while to  scoop  out this  year as we had a bigger  pumpkin  but  we got there in the end.

Friday, 29 October 2010

No...... your not in a bakers shop

 But I  have been busy today baking all these little lovelies for a Halloween birthday party today   
You ask why some of them are pink ?
Well the little girl who's birthday  it is is a princess so she should have some princess cakes too.
  I'm back in the creative mode now after today's stint 
so just the pile of ironing to do ( oh my how did it get so big )
then I  can get back to some more crafting 

Monday, 25 October 2010

Time to myself .......

.......and what  happens a huge mountain of problems arise that need sorting out a.s.a.p. so no card making this week,the one week to  myself and to do what I want to do (I'm going insane without it)So its a week just sorting out the junk and getting ahead with the huge list I  have. 

So catch you  later in the week and I'm hoping the mountain  will  be behind me and not infront

Saturday, 16 October 2010

Winter wedding

Well not quite but I do feel that the purples remind me of winter colours.
I've used my heart punch again for the bride and groom and my Rubber stamp tapestry stamps for the sentiment.The specialty paper is from SU and I inked it up to create a gorgeous background.
  Its a little cold outside
So I'm going to wrap up warm watch a little TV and get a yummy mug of  hot chocolate

Thursday, 14 October 2010

More creative crafting

More of the makes from Appleby Magna I'm still finding the time to  finish my other makes
(need 48 hours in a day let alone 24)but I  had to show you these
The first card was Cally's make  a fabulous little 4x4 easel card and  plenty of matt and layering once I  figured out the outlay I was off and enjoying this one.I substituted the stamen in the middle for a bit of bling I was really happy with the finished card.
As I was with the second card from Jan little coco the bear simply mounted on a pendant die cut from spellbinders and a scored background layer a little bit of bling and a sentiment and wow a stunner of a card I  love the layout and will be using it again.
Now the third card was from Jennie  how sweet is that penguin the fabric squares are so cute and simple to  back and  it makes a gorgeous Christmas card 

 I'm going to  leave you with these inspirations as I have homework to do and a mountain of ironing 
 More to  follow  soon 

Tuesday, 12 October 2010

I saw a mouse.....

where......well not in the house this time thank heavens. No I was given this  image from a good  friend to  try out  and I  do  love Beatrix Potter so  I thought  I  would get colouring  I  cut  out  the image this time and added a shadow background  I brought out some papers from my stash, used my Martha Stewart punch    and found some ribbon then  added a sentiment and voila a little mouse not in the corner of the room lol but on a pretty card  for  a friend.

Monday, 11 October 2010

Vlad the Vampire

 Never enough time and Halloween is getting closer so here's another Halloween card this time using
Vlad the vampire from justinklined.
I've used my drippy goo punch (I do love this punch ) and some stamps  from  my stash 
I used copics to colour in Vlad
 We're off to the hospital  today to get things moving with Aidan's operation so  its  a really early start for  us all  as his appointments before  9am  and the hospital is over the other side of  Birmingham.

Saturday, 9 October 2010

A few more...  share with you from my crafting weekend.This card was a sketch by my  Pam (Peejay). I have turned it as my papers didn't look right  if the card was vertical and I did  move the dots to balance it up a bit, (okay so I didn't stick to the sketch I told you I don't do instructions very well lol)  but I do like the card and it is one to go in the Xmas box.  
Oh  I  had  fun trying to  make this  card lol   Susan has a lovely little embossing punch  for the dragonfly (I want one, add to wish list) I  cannot believe I  have this set at home and haven't even used it  yet. I  do  love the effect and distressed  edges is my sort  of  card   so  much  fun 
 and Ive finally made a step card thanks to Tracey, using some of  her gorguss ribbons and die  cuts I  just love those  little parcels and reindeer  I  was pleased with  the  out  come after going wrong with the dimensions ( told you  I  dont do  instructions lol )
So  there  you  have another three of the creations we made at  Appleby  
  pop back soon  
 I'm off to  make Sausage and Mash  for tea yumm 
I  love the autumn and comfort food come out  diet goes to  pot  though  lol 

Wednesday, 6 October 2010

A day crafting and chatting with friends

At Appleby Magna, it was a weekend wrought with tragic news one of our party was unable to  make it and was sorely missed, illness in the family delayed another I had to work so missed a day too but in all the let downs and mishaps we friends got together in an idyllic cottage with the wind howling outside our cuppa's made and our relaxing retreat began 

 I  suggested a shoe box swap  for our crafting fun this year as then you only  need to bring what  is  needed for your  swap  but  still  come away  from the weekend having made something  or have something in your bag to show hubby that I haven't just been chatting all weekend and having a laugh with  good friends  ( well he seems to  think I  just have  fun when I  go away  from home crafting there is a lot of work in making a card and catching up with  friends I  will have you  know  its not all chat, giggles(a lot)  cuppa's and a good meal at the end of the day 
 So here are the first  three of  sixteen cards  in  our  shoe box swap from my weekend away   I  will  show you  the others over the next few days (  time is against me so  please pop  back to see the rest soon) The first one is a card  design by Anne Marie  it was a fun card to  make and I  so  love the little butterflies  (  think that's another punch  I will need ). The next card is by  Carolyn  I  love the muted colours  and simplicity of  this card  I  can see it being a favourite for  my  Xmas cards this  year  and here  this  little kitty is a squeezee card  by Greta  I  had a few problems with the instructions ( I  don't do  instructions very well  you  will see that  in other cards I  made lol) After  a good think I  got there in the end  and  found the card quite effective   
So  there's  a little taste of  what  I  did  while away  from home   
come back soon

Monday, 4 October 2010

Justinklined October's Blog Hop

and the theme is to  use

 I'm still in Halloween mode at the moment  and this little werewolf has been  growling  at me to get him on a card so while I had a few minutes and hubby had prised my lock off the shed door with  a crowbar as Id lost my key (guess who found it  half an hour later on the side ooops!!! )I found my basic grey papers out and rooted through my stash.
I still need to  find time to get tidied  up  in my shed  but  then when don't I lol, 
Now you should have come to my blog from Joyce's 

Here's the full  list in case you  got  lost (links are in the side bar )
  Now off you  go  and see our  host for the month  Karen 

Sunday, 3 October 2010

For a Special Day

 A wedding is always special  and  Ive had quite a few to  make cards and invitations for  this  year
 Here's one I recently made 
I can post it now as the wedding has past and the couple should be back from their honeymoon  by now.
  I used the heart  punch stamp from  Stampin up for the bride and groom outfits 
along with some ribbon  and aqua card from my stash.The sentiments are PTI. 
 Now I have loads to get caught up with I  think a bit  of blog  hopping is called for while I can then a movie   Prince of  persia  sounds like a good  one.
 Remember its the Justinklined blog  hop  on monday(  oh  my  thats not  far away now )  

Rain rain and more rain

  Well its not stopped in  a week and I think my mood has followed it too. Why when your down something or someone comes along and kicks you even harder, such is  life some say well Ive had enough  of  life and I m fighting back. Mind you there was a rainbow in my clouds when Steph  bought  little Pheobe over to see us she's growing so fast. as is  her mum with  no 2 child. It  was good  to see them. Im off to  mope about  the house until this  water clears (  I hope )  

Saturday, 2 October 2010

Trinitage Christmas


still in the christmas mood  and more cards using the
Trinitage Christmas sheets from La Pashe