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Thursday, 13 February 2014

As You Like It Challenge

Time for a new challenge over at

As You Like It Challenge

This fortnight's challenge theme is to showcase a project using 
an Inspirational Object (& why).
Instead of explaining why it's your favourite like we usually ask, in order to qualify for the prize, please include a photo of your inspirational object so that we can see what's inspired you.

Lay in my bed thinking about this one! What was I going to make. Mmmmn, well I love blue and white china and love candles so this is what I came up with.

Had bought this that very day and thought I could make a candle holder so it would reflect the light the same as this one, not that the camera showed up the reflection. Thanks for that! 

Have had a passion for blue and white china for years. Most of this is Burleigh Calico, one of my favourites.

The papers are Docrafts Parisienne Blue, so loving these, yep, third creation of late. Used a Spellbinder large circle for the base then layered with a Dienamics I think! The Butterflies are Memorybox.

Recycled a small glass tumbler, wrapped round a Spellbinder die cut, glued edge of papers and finished with a ribbon round the bottom. I then added frosted stickles round lip of glass. 

All lit up! - clever cutting - Monochrome - anything Goes - Anything Goes - Butterflies and flowers


Thursday, 30 January 2014

As You Like It Challenge

Hello everyone, here to showcase my DT card for

 and this fortnight it's
 Show us your

 Favourite Style and WHY

We are sponsored by 

My favourite style, have a few but I do love playing with pretty papers, right down to the making of the flowers. The papers are Docrafts Papermania Parisiene Blue. So much my style, loving them so much, dare i say! Three paper pads so far lol!!. The flower die is a Cheery Lyn, curved the petals in and out and added pearl buttons to center. The Flourish is a Impressions Ovsessions heart flourish, the heart is hidden in this case. Love dies that are versatile, can think of many ways to use this on cards to come. 

Love cute images and this one just perfect for my vintage style I think. Coloured in my favourite colours using my favourite pens Promarkers. Inked the background with TH Antique Linen and stippled with Old Paper.

And the finished article. Really pleased with the end result. Not to over the top, can still see lots of those yummy papers, hate hiding them!

Playing along with - Anything Goes - Anything Goes - Anything Goes - Pins and Pearls - Anthing Goes   Cute January Blues

Thank you for dropping by


Friday, 24 January 2014

Mirror, Mirror on the Wall!

Afternoon to everyone , making a rare appearance, have actually made something. Bought these yummy Docraft papers called Parisiene Blue at Christmas, have looked and looked at these ever since and eventually played lol! So my colours and designs, just wish I could find wallpaper like it, perfect for my bedroom. Saying that I bought bedroom wallpaper and it's still in the box, oh dear!  So do not like it now so on the hunt for more.
Okay, have made a wreath framed mirror. Bought the mirrors in a pack of three for a couple of pounds in the local hardware shop and the wreath from my local craft shop.

 The large circles are cut with Spellbinders A4 dies and the main backing I used a dinner plate for a template. The Rosettes are Spellbinders, the Roses and Butterflies , Memory Box and the Ivy leaf die from Joanna Sheen. The Lace is part of the docrafts Perisiene collectioon.

Upside down view - Anything Goes/ Optional Blues


Thursday, 16 January 2014

Your Favourite C&S style on the As You Like It Challenge

Hello everyone, time for a new challenge over at As You Like It challenge and this fortnight it's your favourite C&S style and tell us why.  

Our sponsore this fortnight is 

Wasn't a lover of  making C&S cards just because mine never looked right. They have grown on me and love making them especially when Mr Mojo takes off. Love using flowers and butterflies on my C&S cards.

Hope to see you join in.

Bye for now


Thursday, 2 January 2014

As You Like It Challenge

Happy New Year and wishing you all a happy crafting one.  It's As You Like It's first challenge of 2014 and we would like to see cards using your  favourite colour as the main focus colour and tell us why when you link up.
This fortnight we are sponsored by

My favourite main colour is Kraft especially teamed up with cream and Lace. Decided to make the die cuts mainly of Kraft for a change against the cream background. to highlight my design.

Bye for now


Sunday, 22 December 2013

Happy Christmas To You All


Just popping on to share my latest antics!  Have had a little hiccup this past few weeks! Ended up in hospital in a lot of pain Have gallstones and they have to come out so a trip back in after the festive seasons by.  Had an infection in my Gallbladder too and my pancrease was inflamed. My skin had taken on a slight yellow look , didn't look very pretty I can tell you. Home and taking things easy. I'm keeping my fingers crossed I'm going to feel much better after my op as I haven't had a very good year!Going to be a slimming kinda time for me as I can't eat very much, groan, all that roasters,mealie,Christmas pudding not on my plate if I want a pain free day. Thank god I'm not doing the cooking, all that temptation in front of me, will b bad enough having to watch everybody tuck in at the table! . Mmmmn, wonder if alcohol escapes the ban lol! It could dull the pain if nothing else lol!!
In amongst that little hiccup I had the most amazing surprise! My son appeared home from Australia unannounced to spend Christmas with us. I couldn't of asked for a better present could I. I hadn't seen him for eighteen months, was so good to see him. He walked into the hospital ward and left me speechless. I had just received a text from him asking which ward I was in and if I had a phone number he could ring to speak to me, never thinking he was trying to find which ward I was in and was only minutes away from me! No one knew he was coming home so was a surprise for everyone.
I haven't managed to send any cards this year and if I wanted to see the next year in with hubby, just couldn't go down the road of him doing them!!
I hope you are all well and wish you a lovely Christmas. Hope you find some crafty goodies in your stocking, I know I will have one to open cause I bought the stash myself and my son wrapped it and put it under the tree.  Will have forgot ton what I bought by Christmas Day . Well! No one else would dream of buying me any. Mmmmmn, wonder why!!

Bye for now


Thursday, 12 December 2013

Your Favourite Christmas Stamp and Why

It's time for a new challenge over at As You Like It and this fortnight we would like to see you use your favourite Christmas stamp and remember to tell us why, we love to read your reasons!
We are sponsored by 

Well my favourite stamp is from Stampendous, the Postcard scene. Bought it back in Jaanuary after seeing so many bonny cards made with it but just got round to thinking off Christmas cards a few weeks back and had one very special one to make for my son out in Australia and thought it was perfect as it reminds me of our home. Love a good old blizzard and everyone safe inside keeping cosy. Not that he has to worry about that nowadays!

I used Kraft card, wanted to make it manly! Loved playing with the Frantage. Ivy die from Joanna Sheen, Holly from Cheerylyn and the Poinsettia is a Spellbinder. Everything inked with TH distressed ink.

Hope to see you over there. - Free and Easy - Use 2 or more dies

bye for now


Thursday, 28 November 2013

As You Like It Challenge/What's your Favourite Digi

Today's the start of a new challenge over at As You Like It and this fortnight we would like to see you use your favourite Digi and tell us why. A tall order i would think for any of us but I went for a Mo Manning image Big Shoes (mmmn think it's called that). Loved this image as soon as I seen it. Reminded me of my boys and laterly my grandson feeling their way across the room in size ten shoes.

We are sponsored this fortnight by

Proud Sponsors

Hope you will play along.

Short and sweet, off Christmas shopping in town, haven't a clue what I'm buying! Mmmmn, maybe pop in by the craft shop before i meet up with my friend. Mind you, don't need anything but I'm sure I won't come out empty handed!


Thursday, 14 November 2013

As You Like It/Spots or Stripes

Morning from an awol crafter! A lot going on at the mo and just isn't enough good hours in a day. Mmmmn, how many times do I say that on here!  Really looking forward to things settling down sometime soon I hope. Anyway it's Thursday and a new challenge beginning today over at As You Like It and this fortnight the theme is Spots or Stripes and tell us why in your link up

We are sponsored by Sweet Stamps

And this is my card

I love spotty papers in any colour. Love the simple design which looks good on any card. 

Memory Box Bird Die

The gorgeous Owl from Woodware paperpieced with My Mind's Eye papers.

I would like to enter - Embossing - Anything Goes - Anything Goes/Cas


Thursday, 31 October 2013

Case your favourite designer

Hello everyone, I'm late again with my post! Was tired out after my fun weekend down at the Secc and was just coming back to life when hubby whisked: me off yesterday to look at shower room essentials and in by my grand kids for dinner. Had to go out this morning and then Blogger and my computer just wouldn't agree with each other! Must be lack of use issues lol!!
Better late than never so onto this fortnights challenge over at As You Like It
We would like you to CASE your favourite designer and tell us why in your link up. 
I admire many of you out there but one lady sticks out for me. She introduced me to the world of  serious stamping and messy fingers! It's the lovely KATH from the Cubbyhole from up in my part of the world, Aberdeenshire. So lucky to have met and played with her. 
I chose this particular card just because I liked her simple design. Gorgeous card. 

This is Kaths card

This is mine

We are sponsored by Stamp and Create who have kindly donated a voucher \.

Hope you will play along with us. 


Thursday, 17 October 2013

Favourite Sketch for As You Like It Challenge

Morning to you all,
 its a new challenge
 over at
 As You Like It 
 this fortnight we would like you to use your
 favourite Sketch
 and tell us why in your link up.

This fortnight we are being sponsored by my teamie Suzette from Crafty Sentiments who has kindly donated 3 digis of your choice for one lucky winner.

I have a folder full of saved challenge sketches and a few of my own. So have went with one of mine as I don't make many rectangle cards these days but have used this one a few times, like the extra space to add gorgeous papers. Hate covering them up to much! 

Country Companion Winter Wishes
Crafty Sentiments Image Mia
Memorybox dies
Cheerylyn Merry Christmas Die

Hope you'll come and join us.
bye for now


Thursday, 3 October 2013

As You Like It 'Not A Card'

Morning everyone, apologies to my team  mates for being so late uploading my challenge post for As You Like It today.on a go slow spell, very frustrating but nothing else but to soldier on as best I can and my computer didn't help either. Started my write up last night, first came up error on unable to save then computer crashed. Has just happened again and had only saved part of my write up so better crack on or I could be at it for some time!

This fortnight over at
As You Like It
 we challenge you
 to make you favourite Not A Card
and tell us why in your link up,

We are sponsored by the talented Tammy Louise of
Shape EZ
Tammy Louise is offering 2 free templates to the lucky winner of our challenge. 
The winner will be drawn at random from all entries that qualify for the theme. 

I love making gift bags especially Christmas ones, they don't cost much to make and hand made is so much more satisfying than buying. 

Kraft bags from ebay but was in Homebargains the other Saturday and picked up packed lunch bags for 89p for 6. Good buy.  The background paper from First Editions Christmas pack. Tim Holtz rossette done in Kraft and added Snowflake.

I so appreciate you sticking with me and I'm sorry I don't get round as often as I would like at the moment. I've lost my sparkle! Mmmmn, wonder if Glamour Dust would help out lol!!!
bye for now



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