Thursday 13 June 2024

Happy birthday candles

 just having a play day....

Lisa Horton dies and a crafters companion embossing folder...

its so cold I have put my vest back on and turned on the heating...so when are we going to get summer I wonder...

Tuesday 11 June 2024

happy Birthday

 this was in dipping back into old dies...


old tattered lace dies and images but perfect for a 4 year old little girl who loves mice...crazy....

thanks for popping by today 

Sunday 9 June 2024

week 25....Robin....

 while I was making one I thought make 2....

I used perched on a branch background and some carnation craft images ...

my computer is playing up today ...thanks for popping by.


Thursday 6 June 2024

A New Home card....

 my great niece is planning a move to Sheffield so I thought as she loves all things mushrooms and toadstools  this would be appropriate....


made with Lawn Fawn dies...had this set for years and years this is its first outing....the embossing folder is an old crafters companion one and the sentiment from an old stamp Addicts set....

thanks for popping by today and if you have left a comment I will be sure to visit your blog

Tuesday 4 June 2024

Happy Birthday...

 having lots of fun with the Geetery arched dies, stencils and stamp.....and at last using some oxides,



and such fun to make.....
thanks for popping by today I hope you are having a good one.


Sunday 2 June 2024

week 24...an easel card

 one of my favourite shaped cards.....


made using images from Fay's studio....a collection I bought a few years ago...

Hope you are having a good weekend and thanks for popping by today.

Friday 31 May 2024

Happy Birthday

 loving these Katy Sue cards...


Hope you are having a good day ....


Sunday 26 May 2024

week 23...Merry Mouse

 what a wet day we have here again...good for crafting!


made using Spellbinders Dancing and Gifting Mouse dies this was such fun to make....

Thanks for popping by today I have a project to finish before I get sat down for the start of Roland Garos Tennis Tournament.....lets hope the weather is better in Paris! 

Friday 24 May 2024

Happy Birthday card

 playing in my room because its cold wet and windy outside....


made using the Greetery beautiful bow and some spellbinders flowers with a Sue Wilson Happy Birthday sentiment...

thanks for popping by today and I hope your weather is better.

Sunday 19 May 2024

week 22 a humorous card

 well these jolly Santa's make me smile....


stamps and dies by Simon Hurley....

thanks for popping by today and I hope you are enjoying this lovely weather this weekend

Friday 17 May 2024

a couple of snowmen

 these are shaped cards from a very very old Dawn Bibby collection...


they are fun....and using up stash which is a bonus....

Thanks for popping by today

Wednesday 15 May 2024

floral card.....

 this is your fault Lisa having seen these beautiful dies on your blog I just had to have them...


made using Spellbinders Rain Boot Bouquet a chance to use up lots of scraps of card...

a really old crafters com[anion embossing folder behind and a Sue Wilson sentiment die....

Thanks for popping by today 

Monday 13 May 2024

Happy birthday

 a simple one.....


made using Lisa Horton stencil set and various colours of distress oxides...the sentiment is an old paper boutique one...

thanks for popping by today hope you are enjoying this lovely weather....

Sunday 12 May 2024

week 21 ...contemporary Christmas wreath

 delving into some old Dawn Bibby kits again....


and some more old stash used 

thanks for popping by today hope you are having a lovely weekend.

Thursday 9 May 2024

Happy Birthday

 although the season for snowdrops has passed I made this card for my stash....


stamps and stencil are from the greetery

its a glorious sunny warm morning so far the washing is ready to go out and I am looking forward to lots of tennis in Rome today...hope you have a happy day...

Sunday 5 May 2024

week 20..christmas Lantern

 


the frame is a Sue Wilson one and the image is Penny Black ...so cute...

Thanks for popping by today and I hope you are having a good bank holiday weekend.

Friday 3 May 2024

Happy Holidays

 I bought this Tim Holtz set of dies in the sales and have just got round to using them...


I cut them out of felt and found I had to use fabric stabiliser to get a nice clean cut but they were so much fun to make up and I have made them so they can be used as tree ornaments...

thanks for popping by today.... 

Wednesday 1 May 2024

Happy Birthday

 using some of my older Heartfelt Creations dies..




now I have to make an envelope as this has ended up just bigger than DL....

thanks for popping by today 

I am entering this card into http://cardsgalorechallenges.blogspot.com/….challenge.

Monday 29 April 2024

Happy Christmas

 a simple masculine Christmas card....


Tim Holtz BP and Lisa Hortons 3D embossed bow....

Its pouring down again here today...still I have tennis in sunny Madrid to watch later....

Thanks for popping by today and take care 

Sunday 28 April 2024

week 19 ...skating fun

 having a play with some spellbinders dies....


this set of dies is called dancing penguins...as the legs move ...

Hope you are enjoying your weekend and the weather is being kind....take care 

Friday 26 April 2024

another birthday card....

 I have been having fun with this stencil and die set from last year...


from the Greetery...Floral arches...and I made a base card using Daisy Mae stitched nesting die set...

Hope you are having a great day and thanks for popping by today

Wednesday 24 April 2024

Happy Birthday

 a week of birthdays so lots of cards to get off...thank goodness for my stash


this is a Lisa Horton stencil and embossing folder and I have decoupaged up one of the flowers....

thanks for popping by today hope you are having a good one....

Monday 22 April 2024

a box and card....

 for a friend who sews....


this is a very old tonic set that has been languishing on my shelf for years and so dusting it off  and making a card and gift box...

thanks for popping by today ...the sun is shining here so out in the garden shortly after breakfast...

Sunday 21 April 2024

week 18....not on theme.....

 I didn't stick to the theme this week and just made a card using up old Dawn Bibby stuff....

I loved the soft colours in this kit from 2011...yes I still have stuff that old to use up!
Thanks for popping by today i hope you have sunshine as we do...a bit chilly but it makes me feel better and brighter...take care 


Friday 19 April 2024

a shaker card...

 I bought a set of Tonic dies a while back and have just got round to having a go.....


Hope you are keeping well and enjoying some crafting...I am doing a bit each morning before the Tennis begins...

thanks for popping by today.

Wednesday 17 April 2024

Happy Anniversary

 a card for my stash....


made using an image from the Hunkydory winter wonderland little square book with a Lisa Horton die cut and a Sue Wilson sentiment.

thanks for popping by today.

Monday 15 April 2024

some gnomes

 I bought this set of crystal art gnomes to make for my great niece for Christmas...a nice change of pace...listen to some music and just do the gems...


very relaxing....

Thanks for popping by today hope you are keeping well out in blogland.

Sunday 14 April 2024

week 16...a rainbow tree

 well to start off I had to google the colours of the rainbow...so I decided to use the colours for my baubles.....


tree is a Tim Holtz colourise die....

I hope you have been having better weather than us only 1 day in the week when it hasn't rained at some time I did manage a couple of hours in the garden Thursday doing a bit of weeding and tidying up 

Thanks for popping by today and take care 

Friday 12 April 2024

another bauble

 I am slowly making my Christmas  baubles up...they do take a while to make so I do them every so often


I am going to put a Terrys Chocolate orange in each of them for the family...

Thanks for popping by today.

Wednesday 10 April 2024

Happy Birthday

 a very old tonic set....


cream and black one of my favourite colour combos...a few sparkly embellishments....

I am being good and using very old dies again to make cards its such a shame to let them just sit on the shelf....

Thanks for popping by today.

Monday 8 April 2024

a card for a gardener friend

 I bought a pack of the Katy Sue Pretty Petals and picket fence and thought that I would add my own embellishments



so instead of flowers I added some carnation craft pots ,wellies ,hat and  a spade...as my friend is a keen gardener....

its fun changing things up....makes me use my imagination a bit.

thanks for popping by today and take care.

Sunday 7 April 2024

week 15...poinsettia card...

 my take is to use poinsettia in the background...


and a lovely shinny bow....

the BP is from Tim Holtz and so is the bow, the sentiment is tonic

I hope you are having a great weekend despite the weather it seems to have rained every day this last week....

Thanks for popping by today and take care 

Friday 5 April 2024

happy anniversary

 another card for my stash....


made using Sue Wilson Heart panels....

thanks for popping by today hope you are enjoying some crafting 

Wednesday 3 April 2024

Art Deco Christmas

 I have been watching C&C and the new Sue Wilson dies and it inspired me to get out some of my old art deco dies to make a card.....


again I have had these dies for years and if I am honest the character ones have never been used...so now is the time....all Tattered Lace

Thanks for popping by today and if you have left a comment I really appreciate you taking the time

Take care.

Monday 1 April 2024

a monochrome birthday card.....

 using some old dies....


these tonic dies have been in my stash for more years than I can remember....so I am revisiting lots of them rather than buy any new ones....wonder how long I can keep it up....

I hope you had a good Easter and the weather was better for you than here!...

Thanks for popping by today and take care 

Sunday 31 March 2024

Week 14…snowy shaker

 I bought a collection from Fays studio back in 2019 and only used it to make 2 cards…how naughty so out it has come and I am working my way through all the images…


I think I was a bit heavy handed with the snowy glitter in the shaker element…I never get it right

Hope you are having a lovely Easter Sunday we are over at my niece Elizabeth’s for dinner with the family…

Thanks for popping by and take care .

Friday 29 March 2024

best wishes

 a card for my stash...


background scene from two red robins usb...fence die from heartfelt creations and decoupage from katy sue designs....

hope you are having fun crafting and getting ready for the easter weekend...lots of chocolate 

take care xxxx

Wednesday 27 March 2024

spring has sprung

 I just love the garden at this time of the year full of bulbs ...


just love this stamp set from the greetery.....

I hope you are well and enjoying some crafting .....thanks for popping by today

Monday 25 March 2024

cheeky Rabbit

 a couple of little easter egg containers for my neighbours...


I just love this Elizabeth Crafts die...he really is cute

I  made the containers using crafters companion sweet treats embossing board and the sentiment is a Sue Wilson die...

Thanks for popping by today

Sunday 24 March 2024

week 13 christmas card....Gnomes

 trying to keep up with the weekly themes


a lovely Francoise Reed stamp coloured with water colours...the frame is a Lisa Horton die and I have decoupaged up some gingerbread men....

thanks for popping by today....

Friday 22 March 2024

the last of my easter cards

 busy filling up baskets with chocolate eggs for Sunday....




the first card is carnation craft dies and the second Tattered lace and carnation crafts

I hope you have a lovely Easter.

Thursday 21 March 2024

Happy Birthday

 a masculine card ...


Tim Holtz dies and a tattered lace sentiment...the embossing folder is a very old crafters companion one....

thanks for popping by today....

Wednesday 20 March 2024

Easter cards

 I make a couple of cards for my neighbours more important than ever this year as they are both very poorly 



both are made with Carnation craft dies....I hope they cheer them up....

Thanks for popping by today

Tuesday 19 March 2024

easter baskets...

 I made these to match my easter cards this year....


the grown ups are getting the bunnies and the children the eggs....

I used the basket from the craft Buddy Gnome Basket die set it was just perfect....

thanks for popping by today and enjoy your crafting.

Monday 18 March 2024

easter card.....

 I just make a few as the postage has gone up so much 


this is made with Carnation crafts dies...

thanks for popping by today

Sunday 17 March 2024

week 12.....christmas card

 this week I have gone with the anything goes theme.....



both cards are made using the crafters companion die and decoupage sets...

I hope you are having a good weekend I have the tennis in Indian Wells to watch so one happy bunny...

Thursday 14 March 2024

Nutcracker.....

 another of my Nitwit nutcrackers....


I have had so much fun decoupaging up on this card...

Thank you for popping by today and I hope you are enjoying your crafting