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

Monday, 13 February 2017

Happy Birthday

Die Cuts is the challenge at Ooh-la-la this week,and was chosen by Jennifer. The image is from Ooh-la-la Yesterday's Memories CD Rom and the dies used include those from Marianne Dies and Spellbinder. Do visit the Ooh-la-la challenge to see the cards made by my teamies.

Challenges the kraft paper was the inner from a roll of Christmas paper ribbon because it is so adaptable

Sunday, 12 February 2017

Friendship, Love and Romance

This fortnight the challenge at CD Sunday was chosen by me, as we are almost upon Valentine's Day I chose Friendship, Love and Romance. Please pop over to the challenge and see the cards made by the Design Team, remember to use an element from a CD Rom in your creation and to name the CD you used.
My CAS card uses an image from Joanna Sheen's House Mouse Triple CD Rom.


Monday, 30 January 2017

Thank You

This week's challenge at Ooh-la-la  and chosen by Janice is Thank You,  I used an image and papers from the Shawn Jenkins Cd cut the Thanks several times and layered them to give some depth.
Pleas pop over to the challenge and see their cards. The prize for the winning entry is 2 digi downloads from the Ooh-La-La store.

Sunday, 29 January 2017

Winter Wonderland

A very quick post this morning the sun is shining and I intend to go for a nice long walk with the dog.
We have snow on the hills and a little in some of the surrounding fields so despite the sun it is rather chilly. My digi coloured with Promarkers is from Power Poppy and the sentiment from TLC.


A Country Life

Today's challenge at Cd Sunday chosen by Pamela is "Do What You Love", I found it very difficult to make a choice but in the end chose to use Crafter's Companions A Country Life CD, The first reason is I used a simple layout and secondly I live in the country. Please pop over to the CD Sunday Challenge and see the wonderful inspiration from the Design Team. Remember you only need to use an element from a CD however small as long as you name the CD used.

Friday, 27 January 2017



 Many thanks to those who continue to leave feedback it's lovely to have so much encouragement and lovely comments. We've had several sunny but cold days and the snowdrops are almost in flower with the daffodils well through and growing rapidly, looking forward to seeing the Spring colours.

This digi is from Power Poppy there are beautiful floral digis available as well as some stamps, I teamed the image coloured with Promarkers and Flexmarkers with paper which has been in my stash for a long time.

Challenges  Dicentra because of the heart shape and abundance of blooms

Monday, 16 January 2017

Catch? For a Man or Boy

This week's challenge at Ooh-la-la was chosen by Jane and is" for a man or boy" something we all find a little more difficult than cards for girls. I chose an image from the Boys to Men Cd, it's full of images for every occasion including several fun ones like the one I chose. Hubby never has much luck when fishing although he enjoys it, I'm sure he will see the humour here.
Have a look at today's challenge and the design team cards  lots of inspiration for you.


Sunday, 15 January 2017

Friday, 13 January 2017

New Home

Good morning from a wild and windy part of Scotland, I hope the weather is not too bad wherever you are. My card is really Springlike with the tits taking up residence in a new home. We have several exploring our nest boxes at the moment so fingers crossed they nest in them, it's lovely seeing the chicks emerge from the nest.