Friday, 18 December 2015

Happy Christmas everyone! Hello, I'm still here through what seems like a very difficult year for me. I am hoping for a better start to 2016 and would like to wish you all my blog friends a peaceful christmas season. It has been a long time since I blogged about a card even though I've been keeping busy with sewing projects, something to show another time I think. So onto my Santa card which has a front acetate embossed with my Cuttlebug using a Darice snowflake embossing folder from Natalie & Amy, some lovely punch detail with a Martha Stewart 3 dot scallop punch from the very generous Brenda, image is a Sarah Kay stamp coloured with Promarkers. The red snowflakes are a stamp free from a magazine, a sentiment ticket to finish off!

I also wrapped up some sledges, the idea I got from here. What a brilliant display for the mantelpiece for 4 kids, 2 of which are in their 20's. You're never too old for sweets!

Onto some challenges now...CYP, Natalie & Amy, Paper Shelter, Crafty Creations, Crafting from the heart, Crafty Calendar, CCC, Promarker, Crafting Musketeers, Penny's, Glitter n sparkle, OSAAT, CAGI and Crafting by designs. Thankyou for taking a peek here, stay well all and enjoy the festivities.

Tuesday, 22 September 2015

Hello to all. Hope today is a good day for you and the weather out there is better than here...drizzley and wet it is! My card today has several dies using my Cuttlebug...Marianne designs Bicycle, Crafty Sentiments Fence, C.C. Designs Phlox Flowers. I've doodled round the edge, and if you look closely there are some embossed bees and butterflies using my 'light box'...what's one of them I hear you was my first purchase in the land of crafting and I still use it now and again. I did in those days buy several brass stencils to go with it. So I've finished off with a bit of glamour dust. Oh the large sentiment is a stamp from Daisy & Dandelion range from Pickles & Onion. It is really a simple card with added texture and everything used is definitely 6 months and if not older.
Challenges entered are Cuttlebug 'wheels', Eclectic Ellapu '6 months older', CYP, Crafting from the heart, Let's Create 'dies/punches' 2nd as is Glitter n sparkle, Cupcake Inspirations 'pic inspired', and Simon Says 'dies'. Have a super day!

Thursday, 17 September 2015

Hello, hope you're all well and happy crafters. I thought you might like to see what I've been upto last couple of days. I adore this curtain material set of 2 for only £3 from a charity shop. The pink with the green is so beautiful and instantly I could see bags. I want to be able to get used to using my sewing machine again. It was an investment to pass down to my daughters but one of them needed something very easy to use and so we got her one at a reasonable price and she wanted a Singer, mine is Janome.

I made these 2 for the time being but can easily get 4 more.

My handstamped mark inside.
Challenges entered are...Creative Corner, Stamping Sensations, Crafty Creations, Fab n Funky, Crafty Calendar. Hope you like my upcycling at such a bargain and very practical too. Take care all.

Tuesday, 15 September 2015

Hello again happy crafters! I'm here to show this special card for a family member...she definitely likes her shoes and loves lace. I've seen this new type of card around blogland and just adapted the front bit a little. Apart from the sentiment which is stamped, the rest is digital. The faded lilac is from Sizzix 2014 d/load, the pink is Crafts Beautiful d/load, shoe image image is from Just Inklined, gems, lace from stash and the lovely punched butterflies is a Tonic Studios punch from the lovely Brenda. Gorgeous butterflies, another punch to add to my collection.

Promarkers for colouring and glamour dust.

So the challenges entered are 10...Incy Wincy, Cutie Pie, Eclectic Ellapu, CYP, Crafting from the heart, Lets create, Crafty Sentiments, ABC, Glitter n sparkle and Penny's. Wishing you all a great week ahead, I'll have another sewing make on here next. Bye.

Sunday, 13 September 2015

Helloooooo one and all. I'm still busy with other crafting interests such as this one I sewed up. I won't be too long with some card makes so please don't despair my good friends. I'd like to say a 'big' thanks to Brenda from Floral Fantasies for my lovely parcel of goodies I won recently. I know I've not created much in the way of cards but there's one or two I did make so will post them on here shortly. Getting back to this practical, useful item made out of two lovely curtains on sale at a local charity shop. Fine strong material for me to upcycle and I was super excited. My intention was to make a pair of 'bags for life' to keep in my car. We'll soon be needing these more than ever as plastic bags will be costly in most stores starting in October.

As you can see 'a bargain for lined ones'.

Tape has come off the top, section cut off for the handles, halved and assembled so the flowers stay the right way up.

Handles sewn and pulled the right side through with my daughter's big terry nappy pin which I've still kept.

Finished bag...

...or two.

...with my name stamp inside. Hope you like my creative sewing. Hope to be on here again soon. Bye and take care everyone.

Wednesday, 10 June 2015

Hello all crafty people! I'm so sorry it's been a long time since I posted here on my blog but I'm still alive and very well...he...he..My love of decorating candles has increased and while I've been away from here I did make a few to give as presents and subsequently had requests. It's nice to keep busy as usually this is my time to potter about in the warmer months out in the garden. I do hope everyone is keeping well too.  My image is from Digital Delights called 'grillin george' perfect for upcoming Father's Day on the 21st June. Coloured with Promarkers, bit of scrap printed paper and raffia. Tag is from LOTV.

So I couldn't just show you this without entering into some challenges. 10 challenges in all, mainly my old favourites...Papertake, Crafty Sentiments, CYP, Crafting from the heart, Scribble and Scrap Crafts, Glitter n sparkle, CCT, Dream Valley, Creative Corner and 2 Cute Ink. I hope I get a chance to show more, bye for now.

Friday, 20 February 2015

Hello. It's the start of the weekend, I've still got lots to's in my head yet to materialise. I hope you all are okay and keeping well. My set consists of a heat stamped candle and matching card. Stamp is from Holly Hobbie 'nature walk', came free with a magazine and has lots of other clear stamps on the sheet. Coloured with Promarkers, sentiment is from Elzybells, tiny heart punch used, pearl and ribbon from Meiflower.

Challenges entered LIM ( just the card entered), Crazy, As you like it (cas..why..mainly I don't have to find papers to cover the wonderful white), Natalie & Amy and Promarkers. Enjoy a fab weekend.

Tuesday, 17 February 2015

I'm back! Hi crafty bloggers...I've not been around much lately...several reasons...mainly losing my mojo to craft. I had to get into gear as it's a friend's birthday coming up next week and I knew what she would really like....a candle. A lovely friend for well over 20 years and she'd do anything for you. I simply think she's one in a million, always chirpy, jolly, ready to give anyone sound advice and whisk away your troubles. Perfect human and kind friend. As you can see digi image from the lovely Bugaboo stamps, and yes she really has purple hair, digi paper from Crafts Beautiful website, handle ribbon from Meiflower, some gold coloured recycled elastic for bow and tie around cellophane wrap. There is a bit of glitter on the bag image on her earrings, some tiny gems on the candle one too. The sentiment came with the image. Below you'll see where the bag was made from and a fab tut on the Crafty Sentiments site.

I think I must be attracted to paper local newsagent gave me a rather large box of large envelopes free!!! He said they take away the unused cards but not the envelopes so I said 'yes please, I'll have them'. Ofcourse I gave him some cas cards to sell in return for his kindness.

My very first heat stamped candle.

Now I've got over the worst of learning 'how to' I feel a collection of candle presents will be on here in the coming posts. I'm so glad I gave it a try and I know she'll be over the moon as she loves candles in her home. Now onto some challenges...I know I've missed a lot, but here it goes. Catch the bug, Creative Inspirations, CAGI, CCC, Scribble & Scrap, Cards Galore, CYP, Glitter n sparkle, Bunny Zoes, Sir Stampalot, Crafty Calendar, Crafty Hazelnuts Patterned. I hope everyone is well and in good health, I shall look forward to making some visits to blogs before I make a start on my next little project, bye for now.

Saturday, 17 January 2015

Hi again, I'm on a bit of a roll with cards at the moment. This beautiful 'let it go sassy' image from Sassy Studios is coloured with Promarkers...isn't she gorgeous...digi papers that have been on my computer for a long time from Tinker & Co, sentiment from the computer, pretty ribbon from Crafty Ribbons that I just bought. Cuttlebug embossing folder used, this one I use more often as it can be used for any type of card. Lots of dies used here too..Go Kreate ones and some flower ones too. Hope you can see the glitter on her beautiful dress.

Challenges entered...As you like it (reason above), Winter Wonderland, Creative Knockouts, Penny's 2nd, MAWTT, Die cutin divas , Creative Inspirations 2nd (tried to follow the sketch) and Fab n Funky. Have a brilliant weekend all! 

Friday, 16 January 2015

At last it's friday....I love my family being at home with me and spending quality time. They all work so hard and so deserve some lie-ins at the weekend. Whatever you're doing today and at the weekend, appreciate it all! Onto my cas card using all LOTV 'baby companions' set. Lovely clear stamps on that sheet, the bottom image has had it's first inking and my new stash is that bit of ribbon from Crafty Ribbons. I had quite a big spend on the new year sale with their £1 bundles. Loads of ribbon!!! Promarkers used for colouring. Hope you like.

Some challenges...only 5... LIM, Crafty Calendar, Papertake, Glitter n sparkle and OSAAT. Thanks for the lovely comments, as always they're so appreciated, bye for now.

Thursday, 15 January 2015

Hello. I'm still here, you know that us crafters can't sit still without slipping in some crochet, knitting and of course the crafting. This horrid weather was just getting me down so I decided to make that batch of male cards (only 3 mind). The wind is blowing a gale out there, just lucky I'm not one of those repairing the phone lines, I am forever grateful for people who put themselves out there to keep us safe and connected. Onto my digi image 'cool boarder' from Kenny K, coloured with Promarkers, odd strips of digi paper from Polka Doodle cd. Sentiment is heat embossed, various stamps used.

Challenges are ...Simon Says, Crafting from the heart, Papercreator 2nd, Kenny K, Cards Galore 2nd, Little Claires, CCC 2nd, Crafting Musketeers 'hats..would his cap count', I Love Promarkers.. I think skateboarding is a hobby, Penny's and Creative Inspirations. Stay safe all!

Wednesday, 7 January 2015

Hi all, hope you are well and busy crafting away. I'm still carrying on with some special family creations. This pop up box card was already to go with the paper cut out well before christmas but I couldn't get the appropriate image in my head to use for it. Well I was pleasantly surprised to win some new Sassy Studios gorgeous images from Craft challenge blog, so many thanks. This one is called 'let it go sassy' ,What a thrill to colour in with my promarkers, d/load paper from sizzix website 2012. I am pleased with how its turned out. Alot of use from my cuttlebug...flower and leaf dies, number from 'baby face' Provocraft dies, X cut snowflake punch.

Sentiment from my computer and various freebie and Cuddly Buddly stamps used.

Ribbon & bow, heart charm.


A little close up and several challenges...Allsorts, Crafty calendar, CCC, Sweet Stampin, QKR, Cards galore, Glitter n sparkle, OSAAT, Sir Stampalot, Papertake, Incy Wincy, Crafty Catz, Catch the bug, Papercreator, Crafty Hazelnut Patterned, that Craft place, Clear it out, Scribble & scrap, Crafting from the heart, Through the craftroom door, Creative Inspirations. I've another one of these gorgeous digi's to show on another card, so I'll save it for that creation. Bye for now.