Thursday, 22 June 2017

Christmas Houses

I bought a few Hunkydory Little book selections on Ebay at the end of last year and decided that they mustn't lie in the drawer for ever, Teamed with papers that were free with the Die Cutting Essentials Christmas Special and some Spellbinder die cuts. Another card to add to the Christmas Box.

A pleasant day here now after a wet start, not too hot thankfully. We had quite a few birds nesting in the garden this year and have been putting nuts and fat balls out on a daily basis, we are now going through at least 8 fat balls a day and often see 30+ birds at the feeders.It's lovely to see them.


Monday, 19 June 2017


 A bright colourful summertime card for this fortnights challenge at Ooh-la-la which was chosen by Jennifer. This card was inspired by the hotel we stayed at on our Florida trip last year and where my eldest son has a time share. It's theme as you can probably guess is Polynesian and it is stunning.

Pop over to the challenge and please join in with us, the winner will be able to choose 2 downloads from the shop as their prize, look forward to seeing your cards.


Sunday, 18 June 2017

Sun, Sea and Sand

Back to one of my favourite Cd's for this week's challenge at CD Sunday, Wynn has chosen Sun or Sea or Sand this fortnight.

My decoupage image is from Joanna Sheen House Mouse decoupage Cd , papers from my scraps box, it never seems to go down though, and some shells to embellish.

Pop on over to the challenge see the teams cards and join in, remember you need to use something no matter how small and element from a CD and give the name of the CD you used, look forward to seeing your entries.


Wednesday, 14 June 2017

Sparkling Birthday

This image is perfect for the intended recipient and it isn't a child, Apart from
the base card everything is from the Sparkling Birthday Topper and Decoupage Set from Paper Creator,I love the cheeky face the image has, and highlighted his dimples with a white gel pen.


Monday, 5 June 2017


Pearls is Janice's choice for the challenge at Ooh=la-la this fortnight, This beautiful image is from Ooh-la-la's Yesterday's Memories Cd  teamed it with vintage papers lace pearls and flowers and am really pleased with the result, I think it is a pretty feminine card.

Do pop over to the challenge and join in, the winner will receive 2 downloads of their choice.


Sunday, 4 June 2017

Shabby Chic 2

Today is my choice of challenge at CD Sunday and is Shabby Chic, a style I love at the moment, there are so many lovely images and papers suitable for this style of card, with the addition of lace /ribbon and pearls you're there.

My image is from Ooh-la-la Yesterday's Memories and the paper and embellishments fro Polkadoodles Belle Papillon.

Please join in with us for this challenge, you can see the design team's cards at CD Sunday and perhaps see a card that inspires you, remember you must use an element from a CD and give the name of the CD you used to be eligible for the top pick prize.


Saturday, 3 June 2017


A totally different colour scheme today, bold bright and summery, the image and papers were free from Making Cards magazine last summer, the flowers were made with a Sue Wilson die and foamarin.
We had a beautiful morning then about 3pm thunder and lightening with torrential rain for almost an hour, the lightening was spectacular.
Thank you to all who continue to visit and leave comments I really appreciate the time you take.


Friday, 2 June 2017

Christmas Carollers

My Christmas box has been sadly neglected, hence a Christmas card today, the image is from TLC, embossing folders from Crafter's Companion and my Spellbinder poinsettia die with foamarin for the blooms, this is the first time I have used the foam and it was really easy to achieve the dimension on the flowers.


With Love

A vintage style engagement card today, it's quite simple but reminds me of past times, miserable weather after last week's glorious sunshine, I plan to watch some DVD's the boys have given me.


Sunday, 7 May 2017

Friday, 5 May 2017

35th Wedding Anniversary

This year we celebrate our 35th Wedding Anniversary, my hubby is terrible at remembering dates, when he was managing a Nursing Home the local florist used to phone and remind him of our wedding anniversary, since then it's been downhill I'm afraid,dates just aren't his thing. I'll give this to one of the boys to give to him in case he forgets a card.

Coral is the theme for this anniversary so I tried to achieve that hue by mixing orange and pink shades of Promarkes and Flexmarkers. I didn't add a greeting so that I can use the card for something else should he remember.

Challenges my Spellbinder roses die is one I use a lot for embellishments.

Monday, 1 May 2017


My nephew is being married this summer and I have made a couple of cards which I think are suitable,this is the first though both have a vintage feel to them ,I will show the other at a later date.

The image was free from The Graphics Fairy there are loads of beautiful images there, it's well worth a look. Lace, pearls and flowers to finish.

Many thanks to followers old and new, my most recent being Sharon Goold I love to read your comments and appreciate the time you take to visit.


Monday, 24 April 2017

Happy Birthday

Miserable day here we woke up to snow and hail stones, although it's not lying for long , we've had heavy showers at times and it is really cold, have both wood stoves on at the moment, and the house is lovely and cosy.

Image from House Mouse, teamed with papers from Nitwit Collections and a sentiment from Tattered Lace, I used a Sizzix die to cut lots of tiny flowers to add dimension.


Get Well Soon

Good morning everyone the challenge at Ooh-la-la this week was chosen by Wynn and is Get Well Wishes, I used a bright cheery image from the Shawn Jenkins Cd which is available here
 Pop over to the challenge  and see the team's beautiful cards we would love you to join in with us.


Monday, 10 April 2017

Sunday, 9 April 2017

Spring Colours

Please help us celebrate our 7th birthday on the 18th of April by joining in with our "Spring Colours Challenge" chosen by Pauline. Remember to use something from a CD on your entry, pop over to CD Sunday to see the teams cards and perhaps get some inspiration.

Our birthday celebrations were well supported last year and could become a permanent feature, we decided to add a special gift for the winner this was donated by a team member pop onto the challenge site to see what it is, make something special with Spring Colours to win this additional prize.


Saturday, 8 April 2017


Good morning to all who visit, I really appreciate the time you take to call, and if you leave a comment to let me know I will try and visit you. The internet problems we had have been partially resolved but our speed remains painfully slow.

We have been busy in the garden and building a new log store so crafting has taken second place for the past few weeks.

Today's card uses an image from Power Poppy and paper from an Ooh-la-la CD Rom.

Challenges I for informal

Monday, 27 March 2017

Layer It Up

This week's challenge  at was  chosen by Michelle and she would like to see lots of layers on your creation.  Pop over and see the team's beautiful cards and join in with us.

The image and papers I used are from the Ooh-la-la Shawn Jenkins CD, the only addition I made was to die cut lots of  flowers  to add some layers and  some pearls and a ribbon.


Sunday, 26 March 2017

Any Old Iron

Today's challenge at  CD Sunday was chosen by Jocelyn and is Any Old Iron, think metallic paper, embellishments, brads and images containing iron images. I used the Crafter's Companion Downton Abbey  CD for the backing papers and a free image from Magic Moonlight  then decorated with with a bow pins and a metal flower embellishment. Remember to use something from a CD on your entry, pop over to the CD Sunday site to see the teams cards and perhaps get some inspiration.


Friday, 24 March 2017

Spring Feed

Hi I hope I have managed to visit most of the blogs I follow, if I have missed you, apologies, The dreaded internet is still not fixed.I have never been so frustrated with a problem before, it took 67min and 3 depts on Wednesday for them to escalate my complaint all I wanted to know was when the team that are responsible for underground cabling would be addressing the problem, got an answer today more than 48 hrs later that they should be finished by Monday evening.I'll wait and see I'm not holding out much hope.

This fun image is from The House Mouse Triple Cd, he's obviously eaten far too much and needs rescuing. Love the Spring colours in the image, so teamed it with yellows blues and greens.


Tuesday, 14 March 2017

Christmas Tag

Apologies if I haven't visited over the past week our internet which can only be described as poor at best has been almost non existent since last week despite an engineer's visit, all he could say was our speed was below what he would have expected, an engineer is to call again tomorrow, despite the first one saying it was nothing wrong in the house. BT are happy to take payment and at present are not providing an adequate service.

I am way behind in my Christmas cards/tags and spent Saturday afternoon making a few.


Sunday, 12 March 2017

Time for Coffee

Today's challenge at  CD Sunday was chosen by Margaret and is Tea or Coffee, . I used the Crafter's Companion Sweet Treats CD to paper piece my image then decorated with fussy cut flowers and coffee beans from Nitwit Collections. Remember to use something from a CD on your entry, pop over to the CD Sunday site to see the teams cards and perhaps get some inspiration.

Saturday, 11 March 2017

Special Birthday

Good morning from a wet and dull part of Scotland, a perfect day for spending some time crafting, thank you to all those who continue to visit and leave comments, I appreciate them all.

My tag matches a card  shown here and will both be for my sister's 60th birthday this year. The image  and papers are from Ooh-la-la Yesterday's Memories.


Monday, 27 February 2017

New Baby

A relatively CAS card today for Julie's Embossing challenge at the Ooh-la-la challenge blog. The topper is from the Every Day Occassions Cd, I teamed it with an embossing folder from Doo Crafts and 2 layers of ribbon, leaving enough white space to add a baby's name . Relatively flat for posting an added bonus. Pop over to the challenge site to see my teamies cards.


Sunday, 26 February 2017

Punch it Out

The challenge at CD Sunday this fortnight is Punch it Out (use dies and punches) and was chosen by Wynn. I used a variety of dies from Spellbinder, Creative Expressions, Marianne and Tattered Lace Dies. The papers are snippets left over from previous projects and are from, Ooh-la-la Shawn Jenkins CD Rom, MCS and Joanna Sheen's Victorian Christmas. Pop over to the CD Sunday Challenge and see the other projects there. Remember you must use something from a CD on your card and name the CD you used in your post.

Challenges flowers