Friday, 29 August 2014

Flying Home for Christmas!

Oh I wish!
Instead this wee darling is heading in the complete opposite direction, flying off to Australia. My son's Christmas card, love to make them real Wintry since he will be basking in the Australian Sun. Lucky him! Not just made it for him but also the Sugar Nellie Competion, using one of their new digi stamp releases. A super prize for some lucky crafter out there.
 I have used  High Flyer,  super cute and so easy to colour, added Frosted Stickles for that brrrrrr feeling and added some sparkle to his scarf and googles

Would also like to play along with - use one of their new furries! - Anything Goes - Tic Tac Toe - New digi, something Blue, old sentiment - New digi,papers,snowflakes - Animals/pets - Anything Goes

happy crafting


Thursday, 28 August 2014

My Autumn Story Teller"

Morning  A new challenge starting today over on As You Like It and this next fortnight we would love to see your Favourite Season  on your cards and please remember to tell us why in your link up.
We are sponsoired by

I love cosy colours so its Autumn for me. Love the rich colours the leaves turn, such a beautiful time in the countryside, nothing beats a walk through the woods and back home to a cosy fire!

I have chosen the 'Story Teller'  from Sugar Nellie, just so cute and perfect for my Autumn card.  Coloured her with Pro/Flexmarkers and added Glamour Mist to her wings then finished off with Frosted Stickles for that mystical feel!

My only embellishments, ribbon and string bow, stitched button and heart with a small hello tag. Perfect, didnt feel it needed anything else!

Finished card, basket weave embossed background, pretty papers and adorable Sugar Nellie image from Funkykits, you can get the 'Story Teller' in rubber or if you can't wait, digital and bring her to life right away 
lol! - Anything Goes - Something Sweet - Anything Goes - Spring or Autumn - Anything Goes#

Happy crafting.

Tuesday, 19 August 2014

Merry Christmas Friend

This is a first, writing my post on my IPad, so fingers crossed it runs smoothly!  My computer crashed the other day and looks like a new one will be coming home. Still pondering which one to go for, gosh, think I need to go to confused, confused.!!
Righteo, onto my card. A Christmas card using 'Picket Post' one of the new Sugar Nellie digital images. So adorably cute, reminds me of my pup Max, has that expression on quite a lot lol! and like how I can use it for any season. Coloured with my Promarkers and used Flowersoft for the snow. There's also a great prize to be won so I'll be crossing everything! 

Challenges  Use one of the new cuties    To die for. Snowflake and rectangle die, spellbinders Our furry little friends

Now, fingers crossed everything goes smoothly when I try to link up! That's a first on here too! 

Happy crafting. X

Edited! Ha ha, thought everything was running to smoothly! Won't post! Hope it goes live soon! Copied into a new post so fingers crossed this time. 
Okay where did my card go! 
Take Two!!! 



Thursday, 14 August 2014

Hello there!

A new challenge starting
 over on
 this fortnight
 we would like to see you use your
 Favourite Two Embellishments 
 tell us Why in your link up.

Our sponsor

Have used a Crafty Sentiments image, coloured with Pro/Flexmarkers  and my minds eye papers finished off with my favourite embellishments, Butterflies and Pearls. Love them so pretty, colourful and delicate in real life and can be on my cards too as the main focal point or dotted about here and there. Pearls, they are one of  my favourite pieces of jewellery, classy. Anything Goes/optional/Animals - Anything Goes - Anything Goes/sights of Summer for me! - Summertime Butterflies

Happy Crafting

Thursday, 31 July 2014

Favourite Design Papers

Oh dear, a big oops from me today!! I realise it's Thursday now, didn't a few minutes ago! Been wrong with what day it is all week lol! I thought it was Friday today and can't believe a fortnight has gone by since our last challenge. Think I need to Spring clean my head ! Okay, glad I had my post just about finished so better get on and tell you what our challenge for the next fortnight is.

 this fortnight is about
 favourite papers and tell us why.

Our sponsor this fortnight is

I have used their dress template, copied to word, resized it and printed it out, base on cardstock and top layer using my favourite design papers Papermania, Parisienne Blues. My favourite colours and so so pretty. Added ribbon, lace and pearls to finish.

Copied the template into word, resized and printed it out. Can make it any size you want, use it as a card or as I have a topper for cards, bags, boxes etc. 

Lift the front of the dress up and sentiment inside

A gift bag ready to add something special to the inside! 
Gosh my brains in reverse gear today lol, why are they my favourite papers! Missed that bit out didnt I! Love the old fashioned look these papers have, the pretty roses, love Roses and have loved dark Blues ever since i can remember. Just had a thought!! Why are people drawn to a certain colour? I know some colours don't suit me and I know I love the cosy look but then some folks think Blue is cold. Love blue skies and blue seas so must be the reason I love it. There if I dug deep enough into my dizzy head I knew I would find the answer lol!!!! - Vintage - Anything Goes - Anything Goes - Anything Goes - Other than a card or tag - Favourite Colour Combo Blue/Cream

Off to enjoy an extra day lol!!!!
bye for now


Wednesday, 30 July 2014

Special Moments!

Gosh I'm blogging a card in between challenges lol! Having a break from diy, have ran out of supplies so another trip to Homebase. Starting to see an end to extension nightmare, can finally use the new back door, have a downstairs loo and my washing machine back inside new utility room. What a relief I can tell you after so much mess over the last three years. Maybe I can settle down soon and get crafting. Okay, my card for a young lady turning Thirteen, had completely forgot I bought Sugar Nellie stamps a couple of weeks ago, lucky I remembered as just perfect for my card. Stamp is called Best Friends and I coloured it with Promarkers/Flexmarkers, used Forever Friend papers and a few embellishments. Decorated inside to match.

A side view

Playing along with the following challenges - Anything Goeds - Anything Goes - Die Cuts and Flowers - Anything Goes - Anything Goes - Anything Goes - Summer Colours - Anything Goes - Flower Power - Anything Goes - Anything Goes/use a sentiment

Think I need a cuppa now lol!
happy crafting.


Thursday, 17 July 2014

Your Favourite Sentiment!

A new challenge once again starting over on As You Like It. Not sure where the time goes, so busy, well my kinda busy but it's good i can tell you. A new extention all coming together now, so relieved I can tell you! Will be three years this September since it was ready for the tradesmen to do their thing and what a nightmare but so happy it's just about there. I'm doing a bit of painting and after twenty years I have a downstairs loo Woo Hoo lol! A new Utility room that I wont break my neck in, I'm sure Hubby thought otherwise at times lol! Right, enough of my waffle, let's get down to telling you about our challenge.
This fortnight we would like to see you use your favourite Sentiment and tell us WHY when you link up.

We are sponsored by

Lee kindly gave us a couple of images to play about with and this is mine

I used Birthday Bear. Isn't he adorable, coloured him with Promarkers/Flexmarkers, Warm Greys and a Blue combo. Papers MME.My favourite sentiment is 'Just for You', some sentiments are just not for me, I don't do soppy! Most cards I make are for someone I know so I like to think they see a bit of them and me in it, makes it extra special!

Hope you find time to join us.
Playing along with - Anything Goes - Use a Sentiment - Lots of Layers - Anything Goes


Thursday, 3 July 2014

As You Like It Challenge

Today sees a new challenge starting over on As You Like It and this next fortnight we would like to see you use your favourite people or animal on your card and please remember to tell us why! Mmmmn, wasn't the choice that was bothering me, it was the colouring of the image. havent lifted a promarker since the end of last year! Oh no, all that shading and the light, where do I put the light lol!!! Thankfully it's got me colouring again, practise makes perfect they say so will be doing a lot of that hopefully to get back up to some reasonable quality.
Okay, one of my all time favourites is a Sugar Nellie stamp called Pippa Longsocks, she is just too cute in those socks and icing on the cake is the adorable wee frog at here feet. As soon as I seen here, she was perfect for my granddaughter who has been affectionally called the frogster since she was born and I love frogs too. Mmmmn, did I use this one last year for her birthday, im sure she will tell me!

Our sponsore is 

And this is my card

Just love cuties and I think these two are just the cutest!

Sugar Nellie - Pippa Longsocks
Papers i think are Docraft Basics. just loved how bright the green was (oops had them for some time and first airing!) and the Yellow piece from my minds eye
Letters & Leaves  - Britannia Dies
Spellbinder dies, only had them five minutes and for the life of me cant remember the name! - Ribbons and flowers - Anything Goes - Anything Goes - Anything Goes - Summer or bright colours - Things with wings - Anything Goes - Anything Goes

Well that's me done for today,happy crafting.


Thursday, 19 June 2014

As You Like It Challenge

Today sees the start of a new challenge over on As You Like It and this fortnight we wou8ld like to see your creations using your favourite die and tell us why in your link up.

Our sponsor this time is Care2stamp

A tall order I think with most of us, deciding which is our favourite. I have many favourites but have chosen a Joanna Sheen die, as soon as I seen it I hd to have lol! Could see many uses for it. Love the scrolls and instead of having the heart can see me using flowers, butterflies and sentiments instead. Love things I can adapt, makes it a die worth having in your collection.

For this card, I decided to emboss the card using the die instead of cutting it out. I then cut a further one using home made glitter card (glue and Glamour dust) and using only the heart piece
layered it onto the embossed one. Pretty simple card, getting to like making CAS cards more and more.

Oh Dear, late again posting! A day out yesterday with a friend in Aberdeen, shopping. Wacked today but worth it.
Hope you will join us. - Glitter - Anything Goes


Thursday, 5 June 2014

As You Like It Challenge

Hello everyone,
 its time for a new challenge
 over at
this fortnight we would like to see you 
your favourite Embossing technique 
please remember to tell us why in your link up
Our Sponsore this time 

Love embossing folders, love the texture and depth they give to a card, there are so many out there to choose from and can find one in your collection to suit whatever occasion your card is for.

Chose a heart die for Sentiment embossed with Gold embossing powder, Cream and White Linen card, Flourish and die cut Roses. The base card I made using large scalloped die cuts from Jus Cutz.
Gosh, that was a bit dodgy! Typing having just painted my nails and doing this inbetween layers lol!! Just checked them, alls well no squashy bits!

Hope you come over and share your lovely creations with us and check out what my lovely team mates have created.

Lets hope I can improve on my one a fortnight card! And maybe for once I will be on time with this post!


Thursday, 22 May 2014

As You Like It Challenge

A new challenge starting today
 over on
 and this fortnight
 we would like to see your creations
 using your
 favourite colour combo
 and tell us why in you link up.

We are sponsored this time round 

My favourite colour combo has to be Blue and Cream. Loved it since I was  a child. Why I'm not really sure, I can only say I'm always been drawn to it when buying anything from clothes to things for the home. Okay, I have made a few things now with these gorgeous papers from Papermania, so me and so love them. I have revamped a rather grotty looking notelet drawer box that has been lying around for some years waiting to be updated and so pleased with the result.

This is the before

 Painted it first with Acrylic paint and distressed the edges with Tim Holtz inks  and then the fun part began! 

The buttons for drawer knobs

Papermania Parisean Blue all ready to distress,mat and layer/

And this is the after.

The top  is decorated with a doily, cream lace, think it's a Memory box die and the Butterfly is Spellbinders. Finished off with K&Co pearl brads and metal corners

 The drawers I added a Memory Box die flower flourish and pearls. The drawer knobs I glued two buttons together, painted with the acrylic paint, using a circle punch, cut a circle from the patterned paper, glued to button knob then inked with clear embossing ink and dipped in clear embossing powder, heated and repeated several times to glaze the button knob. Then glued in place on each drawer.

 A side view

Challenges I would like to play along with - Anything Goes - Bingo/Diecuts,Butterflies and Designer papers - Alter It - Wings - Shabby Chic/Vintage - Pearls and Lace - Things with Wings - Anything Goes

It's been a slow start to my day today but hopefully my energy levels come to life pretty quickly, want to do a bit of playing in my room later. Hope life is being good to you all.
bye for now

Thursday, 8 May 2014

Has to be Owl!

As You Like It Challenge

A new challenge starting today over on
  As You Like It blog
and this fortnight we would like to see you using you favourite 
Fur or Feather
and tell us
  why in your link up

Our sponsor this time is EZ

I love them both but feather i went with as I love Owls and this cutie was a new SU punch lying on my desk shouting to be played with and was also one of my crafty friends birthdays, also an Owl fan. My first attempt at the box card, must say very easy to make.

Hope you will play along.

Challenges I would like to play along with - For the love of Critters - Things with wings - Anything Goes - Anything Goes - Anything Goes - Lots of layers


Friday, 25 April 2014

As You Like It Chalenge/Favourite Recycle

Maybe should try recycling myself, might get it right lol!!

As You Like It Challenge

My it's been awhile, can't believe how the time has gone since I last posted . I went into hospital early, a cancellation came up and I took it. A few glitches along the way but fully recovered  now. A bit disappointed with how I feel, was hoping it was going to make me feel so much better but Fibromyalgia  has been lingering in background for sometime and has got worse since my op. Mr mojo decided to take a holiday and wasn't getting anywhere but a big tidy up and a few play a rounds iI decided enough is enough! Craft room back in a mess and things are happening lol!
Have made this little wall hanger for the As You Like It challenge. A day late posting mine.
 This fortnight we would like to see some recycling on your creation and remeber to tell us why it's your favourite. Pop over to see what we did and check out this fortnights prize.

I keep lots of odds and ends for recycling, a habit I started years ago when I was a play leader at my local school. My creation today has a bit of a twist to it, I had some sacking I bought years ago to make a keepsake rug of my children's clothes that never got finished I might add, some day might get round to it. The piece left over didn't actually look right for what I wanted to make so photographed it and printed it out, perfect. The string came from a clothes tag, you get some really good ones that can be altered in some way and the rose was lying about , left over from another project awhile back. Looked out loads of papers I wouldn't uses as backing on my cards and have used them to make flowers.

Be back later, see if there's a challenge or two I can play along with.and maybe a few piccies of what Ive been up to in my craft room!



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