Saturday, 30 March 2013

Rudolph Day

Hello everyone,

I'm still trying to catch up with WOYWW and the blogs I follow. So I am terribly sorry if I am late responding to any of your fab posts.

I have managed to get a couple of cards made for Rudolph Day (late again)

I used a Craftwork Cards Goody Bag from ages ago and coloured the images with Promarkers and Copics. 

Hope you like them and thanks for looking. 

Happy Easter and hope you have a great time this Bank Holiday. 

I wish to enter these to the following challenges:-

Wednesday, 27 March 2013


Hello all,
Did you miss me?
I couldn't join in the last couple of weeks as life was getting in the way of crafting. (Pesky life!!!)
This is my desk Tuesday night, I managed to get 2 cards made (I am babysitting this week Mon - Wed all day) I decided to forgo the housework for a bit of relaxing crafting.
The cards are Billie Bear by Ladybugcrafts Ink.  They are Valentine Billie and Billie is Three (flower). There was a new release yesterday at LCI and they are all cute as a button,  please go and have a look. They are all on the challenge site here. (You might even see a familiar name - yes ME!! I was kindly asked to be a Guest Designer by Kerry)
I used papers by My Minds Eye , Lime Twist and coloured the images with the usual Copics and Promarkers.
Hope you like them and thanks for looking, sorry Julia, a bit longwinded today. Please come to The Stamping Ground for a look at the crafting spaces of the world.

Tuesday, 26 March 2013

Billie Bear Guest DT

Very excited here, you can probably hear me squealing from where you are.

I was asked to be a Guest Design Team member for Ladybugcrafts Ink! I know right!

Now you all know how much I love the images that Kerry comes up with. This time she has 16 cute Billie Bear images, including the already released Valentine Billie. They are just gorgeous. they are available here for £1.75 per image from 9am today.
Here is my card for the release using the ever so cute Hot Water Bottle Billie.

I made the image quite large to fit an A5 card and coloured Billie with Promarkers and Copics.  I used spring papers by MME, in the vain hope of bringing nicer weather. ;-)

Please also come over to the Ladybugcrafts Ink Challenge blog to join in the fun. This week it's Anything Goes. The team will also be showing off what they have done with Billie too.

I'm off for a look see.

Friday, 22 March 2013

Happy birthday

Hello all, hope you are all well and warm.  We had snow overnight but it's all gone, still blooming freezing though! 
A wee card for my box today.  It's for a male birthday,  a cheeky one. ;-)
The image is by Ladybugcrafts Ink, one of the Jack images. I coloured the image with Copics and Promarkers.  I also put some Glosy Accents on his tongue. 
The papers were freebie We R Memory Keepers from a magazine, I've forgotten which one.
The sentiment is from ages ago, think they are Daisy and Dandelion.
As you can see from the side banner  Ladybugcrafts Ink have a new digi release on Tuesday 26th. Please come to the site and have a look. The images are very cute. 

Thanks for all your comments, really appreciate each and every one of them. They helped a lot. Will be reading them again in April for next round of hospital appointments. 
Stay warm,


Tuesday, 19 March 2013

Just like Arnie - I'm back !!

Hello everyone,
Thanks for your good wishes. I just couldn't fix my mind to crafting at all. Still not sure if one hundred percent yet - Dad waiting for further results, Mum getting more Lucentis eye injections (even the thought of that makes me squirm,  I don't know how she does it, today is her 7th! )
I'm a wee bit stressed and missing hubby more just now than usual. Not sure why, as he's worked away 3/4 days a week for 11 years now. Should be used to it by now,  ha ha.
Anyway, you're here for the crafting not the moaning! (But thanks for listening :-D )
Here is the result of a wee play with some SECC goodies.
I used brown card from my stash as was the Kraft card. I cut a frame using my new Labels 20 Nestabilities as well as the main sentiment piece. I also used my Persian

Tuesday, 12 March 2013

Taking some time out.

Sorry all, normal service will be resumed shortly.  After all my running around, have done too much and now ill. Should be back in a week or so.
Will try and catch up with all I've missed as soon as I can.

To make up for not showing any cards, here is a pic of Ellie when she was going to be Super Ellie!!

Sunday, 10 March 2013

SECC goodies

I went to the SECC Hobbycrafts show in Friday afternoon. It was very quiet, which for me was good, but not for the sellers that were there.
I got Persian Accents and Motifs,  Labels 20 and Fancy Tags Three from Oyster Stamps.
I also picked up Corner Bow from Memory Box (can't remember what stall it was), in addition I got 5 stamps from LOTV.  They were Dainty Dancing, Grunge Letter, Patchwork Present,  It's My Party and Present Trio.
I also got three Inkyliscious stamps, Always Remember,  Make a Wish and Scatter Seeds.
From every crafts a pound I got grey chipboard hearts, tags, and a large banner. 
I went back on Sunday (using free return) as I still had some money left and bought the kindness set of Just Right stamps for Labels 20 and Marvellous Squares from Spellbinders. 
Haven't photographed them as I forgot!
However, I had a play and made this wee card. 

Hope you had a good weekend.
Not much other crafting done as been too busy with life - it's a pest when all you want to do is have a play and you don't get a minute!

Wednesday, 6 March 2013


Hello everyone,
I hope today finds you well and happy as can be.
I have a very messy (for me) desk to share today.
The card is an experiment in WOW or white on white.
I have been seeing them about and always fancied trying it but was scared of the blank space!!
I used pearl paper and slightly textured white card.
I embossed one piece of each for contrast and did the same with the flourish die.
I put onto a card blank formed into a twisted easel.
The sentiment is from LOTV.
Plans for this week - going to try making an Easter/spring wreath.
Progress report next week.

Why am I shaming my filth publicly - it's all Julia at  The Stamping Ground's fault -feel free to come visit and join in the fun.
I am now going to tidy up and clean my desk before starting my wrsath. 

Tuesday, 5 March 2013

More freebie card making.

Hello everyone, 
I hope you are all well and having a lovely day today. I am scheduling this post as have a busy day again today. 
Got hospital this afternoon with my Dad, he's to go to see a General Medicine professor, although we are all in the dark as to why. Dad doesn't know (or isn't telling) so I've to go and I'm under strict instructions to go in with him to find out what's going on. So stand by for me (at 46) and my Dad (at 83) having a row in the middle of the hospital !!!
We'll be rowing again Friday when he's got another appointment LOL
Anyway, to the cards. I made these over the last couple of days using various freebies from magazines. I seemed to have a productive weekend - some footie or other blooming sport was on so I disappeared upstairs each afternoon to play my own game!

Saturday, 2 March 2013

Happy Easter

Happy Saturday to you all.

Another lovely day here. Got a washing out this morning. Great, love the smell of washing dried outside.

I was inspired by all the spring and Easter cards I've seen recently and so made this for Ellie today.

I used DCWV Spring papers from the TSV years (and I mean years) ago.
I also used a freebie image and sentiment from ???? No idea where. I tend to actually use it for baby cards.

Thanks for all your good wishes for yesterday. We all had a lovely day (yes, it was my birthday) much fun and hilarity ensued. Ellie had a ball singing happy birthday all day long!

Have a lovely rest of the weekend.