Friday, 5 June 2020

A birthday card

just found a Wallace and Grommit kit I bought last year...thats what lock down does to you...make me tidy up my craft room and frighten myself to death by finding all this stuff.....



I thought that this image would make a cool masculine card for my cousin Chris....
at the end of June....I did have fun with the dies...and my favorite embossing folder again...
Well the weather has changed but still no rain here and my garden is so crispy that walking on the lawn feels really strange.....
I hope you are keeping well out therein blog land....take care.

Thursday, 4 June 2020

an anniversary card.....

I have been having a play with my Heartfelt creations pansy stamps and dies....again only embossing in gold ....




the background die is the heartfelt intricate swirl frame ...the pansies have had the addition of some prills ...and the sentiment is also a heartfelt one....
thanks for popping by my blog today and stay safe and take care .

Tuesday, 2 June 2020

hubbys christmas card for this year...

I know I am early getting it done but I do love this LOTV image....





the card shape is made from a paper boutique die and the sentiment is a Sue Wilson one....
I am looking forward to seeing all the new christmas die that come out in June and July...I really shouldn't buy anything new as all the stuff I have discovered I have yet to use is giving me a guilty conscience .....
I hope you are staying safe and well....




Monday, 1 June 2020

New blogger

Well I finally plucked up the courage to try the new blogger and I have to say that it is okay....just took a while to click on all the icons and buttons to see what they do...finally found the new post button and even managed to do a permanent link....
I have scheduled 2 posts so I just have to see if they go live but all in all not as scary as I thought it was going to be...I really hate change....
I hope you are all keeping well out there in blog land and staying safe....
Take care

Sunday, 31 May 2020

a christmas stocking....

another one of last years purchases that didn't get used.....


I made this into an over the edge card as there is a half die in the set to enable that....its a tattered lave one again I really did buy a lot last year I must have been on the naughty step for much of the time....
the bells are from a flexi frame set and the backing paper from the over the mantle cd....
Ihope you are having a lovely day today and doing some crafting....take care

Friday, 29 May 2020

May Rudolph day challenge.....

I am still going through some of my pre printed sheets from other projects and doing some using up....and thought I would post for the challenge this month.....at Maureens.....




the backing papers are from the tattered lace over the mantle cd as is the poinsettia....just a tattered lace sentiment and a few snowflakes....I cut the base card shape on my scan and cut....
another card for my christmas card box...this lockdown is certainly helping me to get my cards done....
stay safe and take care.

Wednesday, 27 May 2020

playing with my Heartfelt stamps and dies....

I love these sets of dies and stamps....and you don't always have to colour them to make realistic flowers


I have used the eyelet lace frames and the diamond basics and the flowers are oakberry lane blossoms embossed in gold on cream card.....a bit of gold matting and layering...it wasnt a quick card but Iam pleased with the look.....
I hope you are well and safe out there.....

Monday, 25 May 2020

using up some left overs....

I always put any left over flowers that I make for any project into an A4 box...so maybe its time I used some of them up......





I got out my tattered lace easy easel archway die for the base....and a heartfelt creations die eyelet ovaland then added the flowers and a sentiment.....
I hope you are enjoying your crafting during lockdown...its certainly keeping me sane....takecare

Sunday, 24 May 2020

christmas card club challenge 11...humour

it is Rachel's turn to choose the theme this week...and I think humour is what we need right now....





and I think Wallace and Grommit fit the bill.....
Please pop round the other girls in the club and check out their lovely creations ...the links to their blogs can be found on my side bar...
Thanks for popping by my blog and take care



Saturday, 23 May 2020

pretty colours for christmas

some more of the papers I have printed off and need to use up...


made using tattered lace over the mantle...I think one of the best christmas collections its gorgeous I go back to it such a lot.....it takes time to do all the decoupage but what else have I to do at the moment in lockdown......
I hope you are all safe and well and thanks for popping by today. 

Friday, 22 May 2020

Birthday....

a quick birthday card request from my Hermes man...who is a real sweet man ...he wanted a cardwith a bear on it for his wife so I did him a care bear one....



and another just for fun....


he chose the one with the hearts on....bless...
Hope you are all well out there and taking care....

Thursday, 21 May 2020

christmas parcels.....

Having a lovely play...I printed off  lots of  charisma when I first bought the dies and now I am determined to make some cards with it all....


tattered lace seasonal gift die ...spellbinders vintage stitched squares and Lisa Hortons flourish poinsettia....some Nuvo drops and a very old sentiment....
Hope you are getting lots of crafting done while we are in lockdown...its a scary world out there justnow and we are continuing to stay home and safe.....take care

Wednesday, 20 May 2020

Santa...

goodness I have just realised we only have 32 weeks to christmas...and I wonder how different it will be this year.....at least I know that I have been good and Santa will be bringing me a present....well so far so good....apart from all the christmas crafty stuff.......



I love Tim Holtz dies and Jolly Santa from last year is still a firm favorite....the sentiment die and stamp are from crafters companion and the paper is LOTV....
Hope you are all safe and well out there...we are just staying home and safe....take care

Tuesday, 19 May 2020

another christmas door.....

this was going for a more rustic look.....


made using the same paper discovery set but using the different embossing folder for the door....
Thanks for popping by today and I hope you are safe and well....take care

Monday, 18 May 2020

keeping up the christmas theme this week

having a really good go at getting ahead with my christmas cards this week.....


LOTV papers....a Daisy Maie topper and one of my poinsettia dies....sentiment is a tonic die and the holly Sue Wilson....
Keeping myself busy during lockdown and staying home and staying safe....take care

Sunday, 17 May 2020

a sunday christmas card.....

well I have bored you enough with birthday cards haven't I......


whilst I was doing a tidy up in my craft room I found a bunch of decoupage sheets from way back when.....I think they are from craft creations.....just the addition of a tattered lace poinsettia swag and a Sue Wilson sentiment....lots and lots of glitter.....
Thanks for popping by today and I hope you are all safe and well.....

Saturday, 16 May 2020

a christmas card.....

yes I have been making christmas cards in this glorious weather......




playing with very old craftwork cards papers and topper.....and a Paper Boutique frame...my beloved Kraft card and a big red bow.....that was fun to make......
Hope you are all safe and well out there,we had such a treat this week our little local garden centre has opened they have gone to so much trouble to introduce a one way system and 2 metre markings...hand sanitiser and contactless payment that it was such a joy to go out and get some plants ...oh and some hedgehog food...yes they are back my playful little pals....
Thanks for popping by today and take care and stay safe.....

Friday, 15 May 2020

birthday card day 10.......

sorry you must be getting fed up of all these birthday cards I promise a christmas card tomorrow....




for our friends grandson in Hay on Wye...sadly we will not be down visiting for his birthday this year....but this LOTV image is just perfect for him ...his dad is a carpenter and has built him a small work bench to play along side him while he is working...he has plastic tools and is a dab hand at banging plastic nails into holes...bless he always wears a flat cap just like his Dad....
take care ...stay safe .....

Thursday, 14 May 2020

birthday card day 9

how many birthdays does she have this month I hear you say well actually 11.....so i am still getting ahead and unless things change I still need to be posting at least 2 weeks early for the cards to get through.....


I bought this LOTV digi while they were having one of there 50% off sales....and what a joy it was to colour...I have never had success with digis as I always found the ink smudged but I used the create and craft procard and it worked...no smudges....I have no idea what brand the embossing folder is but it is one of my favorites.....
Thanks for popping by today and stay safe.....

Wednesday, 13 May 2020

birthday card day 8.....

today I need a vintage looking card for my friend ...she likes that style of card and I do like to make a card that I think the recipient likes...some plain and simple some fancy....some I need to match to the colour decor of their rooms..

this tattered lace post box is proving to be a bit of a favorite with me....and makes a pretty and easy card....
I hope you are all well out there and thanks for popping by my blog today....

Tuesday, 12 May 2020

birthday card day 7......

yes I am still at it busy beavering away in my craft room.....this one is for my neighbours son who is absolutely mad about owls and I thought this papercuts 3D owl would be perfect for him....he often sends me messages with photos of the birds in his garden ....bless
I hope you are all safe and well out there...we continue to stay home and get on with lots of gardening and crafting ....


Monday, 11 May 2020

birthday card day 6.....

I still have a few more cards to get ready to send I am having to get well ahead as the post seems to be taking forever in some areas so I am posting 2 weeks ahead in the hopesthey get there on time.....


I absolutely love this collection from the little dog laughed...this one is the wren.....I think that it will be okay for one of the masculine cards I need next....
I hope you are all staying safe at home ...the weather has changed today and its much cooler so a house work day for me....take care.

Sunday, 10 May 2020

christmas card club challenge 10....a christmas door or window...

this week it is my turn to choose the theme for the challenge and I love to decorate my porch and front door so thought this may be a good theme.....



if only I had a door this grand....
I used the paper discover door die I bought a few years ago in the sale....it also makes great new home cards....lots of other tim holtz dies and other bits from my stash.....
Please pop round the other girls blogs and see their lovely creations...the links to their blogs are on my side bar.....
thanks for popping by today and stay safe......

Friday, 8 May 2020

birthday card day 5.....

this one is a card I thought could go to either a male or female....a very CAS card.....


made using Sue Wilson's special birthday die....
thank you for popping by today and I hope you are all safe and well out there.....

Thursday, 7 May 2020

birthday card 4.....

just a few more cardsto make for all my May birthdays.....



made using Sue Wilsons poppy die....its a special birthday for one of my friends so I thought abit of luxurious gold......
thank you for popping by today and I hope you are all safe and well out there.....

Wednesday, 6 May 2020

birthday card 3....

another feminine one......


this was another e bay purchase that purported to be an original tattered lace die...even showed the packaging ...the seller had a good rating but when it arrived...no packaging and definitely not original tattered lace....I did report the seller to ebay and her site was eventually removed but I see she is up selling under another name...so as they say buyer beware.....
hope you are having a great day crafting today and staying safe and well.....

Tuesday, 5 May 2020

birthday card 2.....

a feminine card this time


a card for my friend Chrissy....made using craft work cards vintage ephemera...with all the bottles fussy cut out of the paper and decoupaged up....great fun to make.
thanks for popping by today and I hope you are safe and well at home.....

Monday, 4 May 2020

birthday cards......

I have lots of birthdays in May so  I have been setting myself a goal of getting them all done in advance....

a masculine card made with spellbinders sunday drive die.....kept it simple in black and silver with a pop of yellow....
I hope you are keeping well out there and staying home and safe.....

Sunday, 3 May 2020

this weeks christmas card.....

having fun in my craft room while Richard gives the living room a fresh coat of emulsion....mythe jobs we are getting through during lockdown.....




I made this using craft consortiums polar playtime 3D decoupage....and a paper boutique die for the cardbase....just a bit of fun.....
thanks for popping by today and stay home and stay safe......

Thursday, 30 April 2020

on the naughty step

I gave in and bought the Tattered Lace picture decoupage set...no justification I just liked it.....




just made a pretty stepper card with the oval dies......
thanks for popping by today and I hope you are all keeping well out there,staying home and staying safe.....

Tuesday, 28 April 2020

birthday card.....

all this time at home is really making me look through my stash and get out dies I havnt used for ages.....



the stepper card is an old tattered lace die...with carnation crafts dainty daffodil and a tonic sentiment...
I hope you are all well outthere and staying home and staying safe....

Sunday, 26 April 2020

christmas card club challenge 9...showing a bauble or baubles

this week it is Kate's choice for the challenge theme and I had a rummage through all my stash to see what dies I had not used before...so many....how naughty....

I really couldn't tell you when I bought this stamp and die set from tattered lace...but here it is on its first outing...Victoria Nelsons Magic of Christmas.....I decided to keep it simple and just cut the dies out of blue mirri .....
please go and have a look at the other girls blogs and see their wonderful cards....the links are on my sidebar....
thanks for popping by today and stay home and stay safe.....

Thursday, 23 April 2020

using old stash...

looking through my paper pads and trying to use some of them....these are old craftwork card pad potting shed 11.....



hopefully they will do for a couple of masculine birthdays I have coming up.....
I hope you are staying safe and well....

Tuesday, 21 April 2020

Sympathy cards....

sadly my sister in law lost her battle with Dementia last week ..we cant go to the funeral down in Gloucestershire so a card will have to suffice for the time being....




I hope you are all staying home and staying safe....

Sunday, 19 April 2020

this weeks christmas card....

I do hope all my blogger friends are keeping safe and well....we have been having a busy week in the garden and dealing with jobs in the house...my lovely Richard has had to develop  new skills and mend a dripping tap...a broken door latch and a malfunctioning hi fi....thank goodness for the internet and those how to fix pages....
I spent a couple of days making up flowers and saw a lovely card on pinterest which I have used for inspiration to make these two cards.....



Out with my scan and cut for the cardblank...tattered lace 3D poinsettia collection and a gorgeous Heartfelt creations stamp from many years ago....
I hope you are keeping yourselves busy and staying home and safe....

Sunday, 12 April 2020

Christmas card club challenge 8...critterers at christmas....

this week the challenge is set by Maureen.....




I really had fun cutting and colouring these little Marianne design mice....and tree with baubles....it cheered me up in these sad and uncertain times...
I hope that you will pop round all my teamies and look at their wonderful creations...the blog links are on my side bar....
thanks for popping in today and stay home and stay safe.....

Friday, 10 April 2020

enjoy your day

Its a birthday card but sometimes its more about having a good day than counting the years.....
I hope you are all getting through these days of isolation...we have been working our way through a box set of Lewis and discovering episodes we have never seen.....



I have been working my way through some very old stash...this is craftwork card vintage ephemera...such a lovely paper pad and really deserves to be used and no longer just stroked....
Thanks for popping by today ...stay home and stay safe....

Wednesday, 8 April 2020

Happy Birthday

I can post this one now as it was my ex...sister in laws birthday on saturday....

this is another of my Sue Wilson background dies I think it is called Poppy frames and tags....its been laying unused in my stash shame on me.....
Its a glorious day here today and we are spending most of it in our garden...it has never been so tidy!
stay safe...stay home .....

Monday, 6 April 2020

oooh here is one I forgot...

just posted my easter cards and really hope they get through......this is one I forgot to post....



made using Sue Wilson dies....and an old Heartfelt creations background die.....
I hope you are all staying home and staying safe....

Saturday, 4 April 2020

last of my easter cards....

just hoping that they get through the post okay.....


I missed these dies when they were first released from tattered lace and thought my luck was in when I found them on ebay...but sad to say they are not genuine tattered lace even though they were advertised as such..never mind...lesson learned....at least they still work with the charisma....
Hope you are all safe and well ....

Thursday, 2 April 2020

crafting to stay safe....

how are you doing out there....we are staying home only venturing out for a weekly shop....and spending lots of time in the garden and crafting.....




having fun doing some paper piecing ...just one more Easter card to make.....
thanks for popping by today and stay safe.....

Tuesday, 31 March 2020

Easter ......

Heaven knows what it will be like this year one thing is for certain I will not be able to spend it with my family....



another wonderful LOTV image....and a paper boutique frame die....
I hope you are keeping busy during this lockdown I am doing so much more gardening and crafting to keep sane.....take care and stay in and be safe.

Sunday, 29 March 2020

christmas card club challenge 7...candles

this week it is Rita's turn to choose the theme....


I have turned to my Heartfelt creations collection and made this card....
please pop round the other girls blogs and see their lovely creations the links to their blogs are to be found on my side bar.....
thank you for popping by my blog today and in these uncertain times stay in and stay safe.....

Thursday, 26 March 2020

using stash....

I am determined to use some of my paper stash this year...no more stroking....


this is from a craftwork cards pad...vintage ephemera....I have decoupaged up the large scent bottle and used  lots of pretty pink glitter glue to make the bottle sparkle.....
stay safe and stay home....crafting will get us through these terrible times.....
Thanks for popping by today.

Tuesday, 24 March 2020

Easter.....

I still have a few more cards to make as this is now the only way to get in touch with some of my older relatives...they don't do computers and are mainly very deaf so phoning them is such a struggle for them....


some very old Heartfelt creation and Tattered lace dies ...lots od decoupage and a bit of glitter...
I hope you are home safe and keeping well....thanks for popping by today.

Sunday, 22 March 2020

this weeks christmas card.....

morning and I hope you are all safe and well...I have just commenced my 12 week craftathon....staying home and safe....lots of time for making card and paper creations....




I have been having fun with the  craft consortium  snome time collection....
I hope you are staying safe and well and having fun crafting.....stay safe.