Wednesday 28 December 2011

a card at last

well I really am sorry but life has been hectic, Mum having a little stroke and Lizzie having a my lovely husbands 60th birthday.....please forgive me for not doing the last challenge ladies I will try harder in the next year... that sounds like a new years resolution!!!!

Friday 9 December 2011


Though I would have another go at a snowman card as I wasnt that chuffed with my one for the

a craft creations decoupage from years ago, an embossing folder and spellbinders dies.....

Sunday 4 December 2011


Morning ladies...having real trouble with my chrome settings and dont seem to be able to leave comments so please "bear with" till I get someone clever than me to sort it out!

just used a Snowman image and made a twisted easel accident as I stuck my image on wrong!!!! its pouring with rain here today so a hunker down day, hope you are having a good weekend

Monday 28 November 2011

A simple card

inside the card

discovered this embossing folder at the back of a draw! liking the red and white and being a true Yorkshire girl and using up scraps from my last card!!!

Thursday 24 November 2011

Thursday 17 November 2011

so what did I do with my play day

This was a fun card. embossing the background and greeting, cutting a spellbinder bauble, stamping and embossing it....bit of a faff....stamping and embossing 2 more flowers on parchment....cutting a faux nestie bauble and then pearl PVA dots to finish off...very satisfying...even if I had a disaster with the pva top coming our and spilling all over my desk at 1.30 am.... dont ask!!!!!
Mum home on Monday so busy shopping and getting the house all geared up again....

Wednesday 16 November 2011

Autumn the craft room

I do think there is no better way to pass the time on a drizzly day than playing and would you believe it I actually used some paper stock!!!!! stroked it twice and cut it ....another of my Tilda stamps that I have dug out. looking forward to seeing all the challenge cards at the weekend have finished mine but taking a photo is proving a challenge with the dull light.....playing with spellbinders today.

Sunday 13 November 2011


Its a horrible day all drizzly so a good excuse to play in my craft room.....

I found this LOTV stamp I had bought at Harrogate and never used....some Nitwits of my old fiscars border punches and thats it.....hope you have all has a good weekend.

Thursday 10 November 2011


needed a card for a birthday so I have got my Tilda stamps out, blown off the dust!!!!and made myself do something other than a christmas card!

dear old Mum is still in the rehabilitation hospital having learnt to walk again she is now tunnelling her way out, we are just waiting for a care package to be set up to help me and Lizzie out and then she will be home what an amazing lady she is.

Sunday 6 November 2011


well Hazel my husband sends you his heartfelt thanks as he had to drink 3 cans of Boddingtons so I could practice my metal flowers and leaves!!!!!I saw a great clip on you tube and then met Ali Reeves at the NEC and she helped me crack the bit about lathering it it glitter. I had a lovely time shopping and have come home with some lovely new stamps and stencils to try.I hope all of you girls in the CHRISTMAS CARD CLUB are having wonderful weekend
I am going to enter this into the winter wonderland challenge...make it sparkle
and hazels challenge at CHNC challenge 45

Tuesday 1 November 2011

trying out my new spellbinder dies

and doing a Sue Wilson....

I really enjoyed doing this card although it took me nearly a whole day, not so much the cutting out but the sizing of all the matting and layering to fit the dies onto.....

Sunday 30 October 2011


just like me well the simple bit!!!!

totally inspired by Nicky at Polka Doodle her wonderful cd's are a real joy to play with
I am entering this into the winter wonderland clean and simple challenge

Thursday 27 October 2011


I just love this vintage looking image on the Joanna Sheen Giordano Christmas Creations CD.....
I am going to enter this card into the Winter Wonderland Vintage challenge there are some wonderful cards already up.......
and ABC Christmas Challenge

Saturday 22 October 2011


well despite all obstacles.... visiting Mum and most of all hating working to a sketch....I have managed to finish my card....going to the papercraft show at the Dome Doncaster and taking Lizzie with me...very gingerly and avoiding all bumps cos I don't want her bump arriving early thank you!
using one of last years christmas images from LOTV....digi papers from Pink Pettycoat and a bit of glitter......hope you are all enjoying your weekend!

Friday 14 October 2011

Autumn is here

My very first Clarity stamp card....I watched Barbara Grey demonstrating these stamps and fell in love so this is my version......I wanted a real autumn feel as I have a few birthdays coming up....will add sentiments later as I like to make then appropriate.Used the new A4 creative expressions that special touch of ...leaves its lovely..sanded it back.....had to buy all 4 at Lincoln
Mum is doing well and is out of hospital and in a rehabilitation hospital where she is coming along slowly....but very determinedly....I was sent out shopping for her yesterday for new autumn clothes from Per her some lovely knitted dresses she will look a treat.

Sunday 9 October 2011


well this weeks tick....embossing...tick
enjoyed stamping this new Pilkington Lane stamp.....playing with nesties and embossing folders..hope you are all having a good weekend I have just got back from the show at Lincoln and bought myself just a few goodies.....Mum is doing well and has taken her first steps so on the way, trouble is she wants to go home NOW!!!!bless.

Thursday 6 October 2011


Great new Mum made it through her 6 hour operation, she really is made from my Dads old army boots!still early days but looking more positive and a much better outcome than anticipated, I wouldn't have wished this on anyone but there was no alternative...if only thieves hadn't waited for us to go out to visit her in hospital and then strip the lead off her bay window roof! so now I have to get it repaired ...
My little cheer up card is made from the Humphrey cd.....

Monday 26 September 2011


Just playing to take my mind off my worries....I love this Molly Bloom image
I am entering this into the Winter Wonderland Challenge Across the Miles

Sunday 25 September 2011


this one is an anything goes challenge set by Chris....see my side bar for the rest of the girls blogs and please go and look at their wonderful cards and if you want to join us just contact any of us! its a great way to get ahead on your Christmas card making.
My dear old Mum is back in hospital after 5 hours in A&E they have discovered her 20 year old hip replacement has broken and she has to have a massive op on Tuesday to take the old one out and a new one put in...its pretty risky at 93 but she is a war horse that Mum of mine.....

Monday 19 September 2011


Well Humphrey arrived so I thought I would have a go at doing some water colouring...with some pencils bought jonks ago....I expect just like promarkers ect practice makes perfect but I was quietly pleased with my first attempt.....

I would like to enter this for the stamping at the weekend challenge 16 tickled pink

Thursday 15 September 2011

still christmas

Still playing with my Polka Doodles CD and waiting for my Christmas Humphrey one to arrive!!! I decided to make a 8x8 card with this design instead of the large A4 template I used last time and I managed to get some of the Viva decor dimensional accents for the berries....

Tuesday 6 September 2011


Oh how I wish I had had this for Kerry's challenge.....still I had lots of fun the image id from the polka doodles paper boutique...creative Christmas....x cut boarder punch...glitter paper glitter and job done.....

Sunday 4 September 2011

playing again

this is one of the LOTV last releases...."lots of letters" I really enjoyed colouring this one, and cant wait till next saturday when I can get hold of some of the next release at Harrogate hoping Lizzie will be well enough to take and meeting up with my friend Vicky for crafty chats......the papers are from basic grey eskimo kisses which looks like being a favorite this year.
Mum has been poorly this week and needed a lot of TLC so not a lot of crafting got done...bless.

Tuesday 30 August 2011


Hi girls as it is my turn to set the challenge this time which is white with maybe a bit of glitter I thought I would post early with my take on the challenge....I love all white cards and do a lot of them...this one is using last years spellbinder christmas baubles, and all the poinsetta and sprigs are Marianne creatables, the season greetings was cut on my cricut and then all blinged up with glamour dust....I havnt finished the inside yet as I havnt decided who it is going to and so I do that at the time....hope you have fun with yours and look forward to seeing them in 2 weeks.

Saturday 27 August 2011


this challenge of having mistletoe in our design was set by Sylvie....see my side bar for details of the christmas this is my take, the image is LOTV the latest christmas release...hope the next lot are out in time for Harrogate!!!I used my new spellbinder bauble shape..the BP is from the cd released by papermania christmas past...loving this cd....hope you like it and looking forward to seeing all your cards over the weekend!
My turn to set the challenge next and its all white with maybe a bit of glitter.....

Friday 26 August 2011


Have just got a new polka doodles CD....creative Christmas and been playing with my first going to try a smaller version on an 8x8 card to see how that turns out....hope you all have a good weekend,looking forward to seeing your creations on Sunday for the Christmas card club.

Friday 19 August 2011


what fun these robins are such a joy to colour and I had a voyage of discovery through all my christmas papers looking for red, heavens there is a floor in my craft room!!!!well there was till I put all the paper stacks back,this BP is from last years basis grey Jovial pack, second favourite to the Webster's Waiting for Santa I used on the other version.....I managed to triple emboss the image this time and get a nice smooth surface...yes I know only practice makes perfect so I am practicing hope you all enjoy this wonderful sunny day and that the weekend stays the same

Wednesday 17 August 2011

A Quick card

Just felt like a little play but not much time today as looking after Mum so did a house mouse decoupage.....
i am going to enter this for the ABC christmas challenge Q is for Quote.....

Monday 15 August 2011


This weeks Challenge was set by Kerry (see my side bar for all the lovely girls in the Christmas card club) and was holly and Robins with an optional post box so 2 out of 3......this is another of my 1995 stamps that I found at the back of the draw......looking forward to getting round everyones blogs to see your lovely cards

Saturday 30 July 2011


this fornights challenge was set by Sally
and was to feature Father Christmas see my side bar for details of the Christmas Club

well I seached through my drawers and found this lovely old woodem PSX stamp that I bought in 1997...and never used since!!!! I have loved colouring it in, glossy accenting the berries and ice diamonding the edge.....should crafting be this much fun, you bet.
Looking forward to seeing all your cards give me inspiration and times are really tough with my old Mum at present 3 falls in 2 weeks...Lizzie and I are full time...
Have a great weekend.
I am entering this card at ABC Christmas Challenge
and OH LA LA creationschallenges bog ~86

Saturday 16 July 2011


Just back from the Doncaster show with all my goodies.....what fantastic show offers there were...the NEW LOTV Christmas stamps 11 of them so far (the rest are being released 25th July) and a show offer of 3 for £10...MS stamp around the page £9.00!!!!!got the holly.....oh so many lovely things and I was truly naughty,and guess what I am going back tomorrow to meet up with Kerry and Vicky my crafting I may be even naughtier. Hope you all have a good weekend.

Sunday 3 July 2011


WELL Lizzie NO BACKING PAPERS!!!!this card was fun to do the embossing folders I bought years ago...the spellbinder die is from last year....used at last.....looking forward to the next challenge
I am going to enter this one to to
ABC christmas nonsense

Sunday 26 June 2011

A Quick card

My Postie Ann losted her Mother 3 weeks ago and now her Dad has gone into hospital to have his leg I thought a bright cheerful card might give her a lift....and this Humphrey stamp seemed to fit the bill...the BP are from the cd and the die cuts are the Fleur de Lis spellbinders....

Thursday 23 June 2011


it's Wimbledon so I am sitting and watching for 2 weeks....eating cakes and crisps and lots of lovely Richard cooks tea for 2 weeks and I don't do much crafting except when a card is needed!!!!
I love the way these shelf cards turn out and they have real mantelpiece impact when they go up....only trouble is having to explain there workings as you have to fold all the tabs away for posting LOL

Sunday 19 June 2011


This weeks challenge was set by Claire and was to reindeer's so I gave it my best shot...wanted something fun so I used a Dawn Bibby set I had left from last year its great fun this christmas club..anyone can join just e mail Clare and she will send you the details and add you into the challenge list and you too can start getting your cards ready for christmas.Hope you are all having a good weekend despite the weather

Friday 17 June 2011


just made a couple of cards for a friend.....hope you are all well in blogland and happily crafting, looking forward to seeing the christmas cards from the club on Sunday!!!

Wednesday 15 June 2011

Humphrey's Corner

made just using the backing papers from the CD and one of the rubber stamps....I even did the inside!!!

Tuesday 14 June 2011


A lovely friend gave me the Tatty button CD as a gift and although at first I didnt much like the images I watched Sue Wilson on C&C the other day and was inspired to of course I am going to have to buy the stamps...well maybe these are images off the cd.

Sunday 12 June 2011

making flowers

decided to try to make flowers using a spellbinders die....not bad

Friday 10 June 2011


As you can see I have been having way too much fun in my craft room with my Cricut...all inspired by the wonderful DONNA
She is amazing with a DS and her work is so inspiring please pop over and have a look....thanks Donna for all your inspiration