Thursday, 28 February 2013

Happy birthday

Hello everyone, 
I hope you are all well, things not bad this end. I am posting this tonight as busy day ahead tomorrow. 
There's a family birthday lunch so all out for a good feed! Then a nice afternoon at home followed by birthday dinner and cake for the ones who can't get off work.
Here is the card that was waiting to be made on Wednesday - I quite like it.
Will be another one of the Mother's day cards to be made.
I used a free paper pad from Cardmaking and Papercraft I think from ages ago.
The stamp is Milly - Just for you by LOTV as is the sentiment.
I coloured the image with Copics and Promarkers and blinged it up with a Quickie Glue pen and Glamour Dust on the butterfly, the spots on her top and the buttons.
Hope you like it and thanks for looking.
Thank you all for your visits to my little site and I really enjoy reading your comments.
Have a lovely day today and if I'm not back later have a lovely weekend.

Wednesday, 27 February 2013


Hello everyone,
Thanks for all your visits last week. I had a lovely journey around the crafty desks of the world. It's all the fault of Julia over at The Stamping Ground.  Four years ago she started showing her desk to some blogging friends and now hundreds of messy crafters display their desks to the world.
I finished the wreath I started last week.  There's a picture at the bottom. Though, after canvassing opinion, I will be adding a bit of glitter to it.
As for my desk, you lot are a bad influence on me, I am ashamed to admit to not tidying my desk after a session!!!! Still should be better next week I hope.
Photo, this week from another side, of my omnipresent tea mug and pot. I can't function without it (though it's decaf tea) the file trays contain papers and tear outs from magazines that I wish to attempt sometime. It's a never decreasing pile.
The other photo is of my plans for a card that I want to enter into this weeks LOTV challenge if I get it done!

Tuesday, 26 February 2013

Mother's Day

Just made a start on Mother's Day cards for this year. I have three to get done. 
I used a LOTV stamp and sentiment. 
The paper is MME I think.
Coloured with Promarkers and Copics as always.
I hope you like it and thanks for looking. 

Friday, 22 February 2013

Christmas in February

Hello everyone,
Another dull and dreich day here in Glasgow.
Hello and welcome to my new followers. I hope you enjoy what I show you. ( especially Ria!!)
On Wednesday for my WOYWW post I showed the beginning of a Christmas wreath that I've had for ever it seems.
My plan was to cover the pieces in freebie Christmas paper from ages ago. I tried and the glue didn't stick (it fell off on Thursday! )
So I decided to colour the pieces with Distress Inks and I tore up one sheet of paper and decoupaged the main circle of the wreath.
I used Glossy Accents to stick the pieces on then coloured a piece of card with the same Distress Inks and added a sentiment.
I'm not sure if I'm completely done with it. I think some glitter or snow may be added later. What do you think?

Wednesday, 20 February 2013


Hello everyone,
I hope you and yours are safe and warm.
Not bad here, almost drying weather outside.
Busy day yesterday, Mum had an eye appointment and we went to the Art Galleries to see the British Museum Egypt Exhibition before it closed and went for lunch.  Then had a wander round the ground floor together before the hospital. She was in there over 2 hours, we were in some nick when we finally got out - both of us all seized up after 2 hours round the Galleries, then 2 hours sitting about the hospital.  We were holding each other up! !
Anyway onto the desk. This was taken Tuesday night after the hospital. 
I have had this Tando Creative wreath for a few years and now I'm crafting again I'm determined to use up stuff that I've had for ages. Hence the freebie Christmas paper from I don't know when, but Simply Cards and Papercraft magazine. Ribbons are from stash.
In case you're wondering why I'm displaying a messy desk please go to Julia's blog at The Stamping Ground where you'll see all the other crafters displaying their mess.
Please join in, it's great fun.

Saturday, 16 February 2013


|Hello again folks,
Hope your Saturday is going well.
I am knackered! 
Ellie stayed last night,  so far so normal.
However,  Stevie (hubby) was at a leaving do in Edinburgh and Emma was working till 9.30. It's a hard job dealing with 2 year old trouble maker alone!
Goodness knows how I used to manage when our kids were all small. Add potty training for the second day to the mix and you can imagine. She was good as gold ;-)
Her Granda, however, was not. Got a call at 11.30, can you come get me at the station - so to build up my wonderful wife points I did (cos Ellie was sleeping and Emma was in).Result- extra spends for the SECC!!!!
I can't wait now. 
I made this card for my parents,  they are 49 years married in April. I think the wee couple look like them (don't tell them!)
The image and sentiment are from Ladybugcrafts Ink - The Wrinklies
The paper is Kaiserecraft Hey Birdie
Thanks for looking and please leave any comments you may have. 

I want to enter this card into the following challenges

Ladybugcrafts Ink - Pink plus a colour
Charizma Cardz - Anything goes
Moving along with the Times - Love is in the air
By Lori Designs - Use a sentiment

Ladybugcrafts Ink

Thursday, 14 February 2013


Hello all,
Today is Wednesday and so that means Head Desk Mistress Julia over at The Stamping Ground takes the register of all the crafty desks in the world.
If you are nosy like me take a trip over and join in the fun.
This week the desk is empty again and I didn't think to take the snap on Tuesday when I did do crafting.
I did take a pic of my other shelves containing my alcohol pens, the magazine fies contain A4 paper pads, various card types and colours and my Super Smooth from Rymans.  They also contain my templates etc.
I do have a card that I made yesterday for a couple of challenges.
Made using Ladybugcrafts Ink Martini Nikki and Martini sentiment, coloured with Copics and Promarkers.
The paper is Hey Birdie by Kaisercraft.
Hope to see you later on the tour.
Ladybugcrafts Ink -  Pink plus a colour (green)
Moving along with the times - only girls allowed


I hope you are a well and warm. It was sunny earlier but clouds are here now and they look heavy :-(
I had a lovely day yesterday with WOYWW.  Many visits and visitors.
Thanks for all the lovely comments and welcome to my new followers.  I hope you enjoy yourself here.
This is a wee card knocked up for my youngest Emma, she was a bit blue as she out of tbe four kids is the only single one - awwww.
I used free papers from ages ago. They were in Simply Cards magazine. They came with free ribbon and pom poms and twine.
I used a blank pop out type card from a stand at the SECC a couple of years ago, also used my heart plain and scalloped nesties.
I am planning on going to the craft show at the SECC this March,  is anyone else going? If so we could maybe catch up if you want to?
Got to go now,  meeting the girls for lunch then to the airport to collect hubby.
Have a lovely day.


Tuesday, 12 February 2013

Woo hoo

Good morning all,
I hope you are all well and cosy.
It's a bit dull and dreich here in Glasgow.  The sun is trying to come out, I hope it stays a while!
I had a good weekend,  I hope you did too.
I received a prize from Sue Wilson's blog as my name was picked out of the comment made. Woo hoo!
I won a Creative Expressions stamp set. I need to buy some Klingon for it but will create soon with it.
I was then checking challenge sites and found I was in the Top 3 for Ladybugcrafts Ink last week. (Along with Sue Bearhouse - well done to you too)
My difficulty is that I can't get the top 3 badge on my blog using my mobile.  My laptop is being repaired and the PC is so old we only use it for photo storage as it is so slow.
Would any of you lovely people know how I can get this award on my blog?

No card yet today,  the bad ho******k is getting done first.
Have a lovely day, whatever you are doing.

Monday, 11 February 2013


Hello and good morning on this lovely sunny day. I hope your weather is good and you are all warm and safe and well.
A special hello and a warm welcome to my new followers. Lovely to have your company.
I made this card for a friend of my eldest who is having a baby girl. The love heart has still to have her name put on, but till she has baby she's not disclosing the name they have picked. 
I used a decoupage type A4 sheet that I've had for ages and two sheets of Nitwits Collection card -also in stash for ages. The collection is called Bear Necessities.
I just noticed today that it is being brought out by LOTV as one of their paper pads. (So another for the I want list at the SECC)
Hope you like it and thanks for looking.

Thursday, 7 February 2013

Hello Flower

Hello and how are we all today?
I am not too bad today, a bit fed up with the weather, but what's new?
I made this card on a dull afternoon and wanted to cheer myself up.
The papers were free from Quick Cards and are the Lilly Bimble Collection.
The stamp and sentiment are Whimsy Stamps that were free from Papercraft Essentials magazine. (Go those freebies! )
I used Promarkers and Copics to colour this little cutie and used Sakura Clear Star to highlight the wings and flower petals.
I embossed yellow Coredinations card with D'vine Swirl and used Papermania colour collection ribbon, bows and buttons to finish.
I want to enter it to the following challenges
<a href="">Papertake Weekly</a> - Anything goes (option of lemon)
<a href="">Ladybugcrafts Ink challenge-</a> Girly/ Female
Thanks for visiting today and l hope to see you soon.

Wednesday, 6 February 2013


Hello everybody,
Time for a snoop around the desks of the crafty world.
No desk today as nothing on it. Nothing in progress today as Granddaughter Ellie is coming today so only glue stick and glitter out for her!
I snapped my shelves which sit above my desk. The 2 chests contain stamps in 5 drawers, embossing powder and inks in the smaller ones.
My 12 x12 cardstock is far left of 1st pic,  jars from Ikea on top of the chests hold ribbons and buttons by colour with the white in larger jar. The centre box is card pads that are 8 x 8 or less.
Folders on far left contain magazine articles torn out for inspiration. 
Top shelf (ooh er Mrs) books, DCWV boxes of 12 x 12 etc, and an RUB box again of 12 x 12.
Sorry, Julia, I went on a bit.
If your nosey like me, come have a snoop at The Stamping Ground and join in the fun.

Tuesday, 5 February 2013

Get Well Soon

We have snow!!! I was feeling a bit missed out as everyone had snow and we didn't. I take it back. How do you make it go? 
Anyway, I made this card for a friend who's had this flu type bug that's going about. 
So far it has passed this house, fingers crossed it keeps away.
Hope you are all happy and well.
I used a LOTV image, coloured Promarkers and Copics. 
The paper is Sweet Wishes free from Papercraft Essentials
The card blank is by Craftwork Cards.
The sentiment is from a set by Hero Arts called Heartfelt Messages.
Thanks for looking and all your lovely comments. I really appreciate them


Saturday, 2 February 2013

Penny Black TLC

Hello everyone,
I hope you are all having a good Saturday wherever you are.
I have made this card and will be linking it to a few challenges later today or tomorrow. (Is that ok in crafty etiquette? ? )
I use this stamp for many occasions,  anniversaries,  weddings etc.
The stamp is TLC from Penny Black
The sentiment is Love You also from Penny Black.
Red card from stash, as was the white ribbon. 
The papers were free this month in Simply Cards and Papercraft. 
I am so pleased that I am at last creating things again instead of just reading the mags. Thanks to my new crafty friends for your kind comments on my makes. It really is appreciated. I am getting real inspiration to make stuff from all of you as well.
I want to enter this card to the following challenges
Pink Elephant challenge - Hearts
Sweet Stampin challenge - Love
By Lori Designs - Hearts
Aud Sentiments challenge - Adult Valentine
Penny Back Saturday challenge - Love and Marriage