Monday, 24 December 2012

Happy Christmas

Well I am finally ready for Christmas, are you.

Here is a card I made for my brother who celebrated his birthday recently.  He is a music teacher and drummer so I thought that this image would be perfect for him.  He is also an massive "Rush" fan so I found some words from one of their songs that fitted this occasion (he knew the song immediately I was pleased to say.  I am going to enter this into the Passion for Promarker Mega challenge where they want to see the word "HAPPY" so I thought this would do nicely.

Well I am now about to go off to my bed as I am shattered but I would like to take the time to wish each and everyone of my followers a very Happy Christmas and to say thank you for visiting me, I know I haven't been around much this year but unfortunately too many things in life have come along to prevent me from doing much blogging but I am hoping that life will be a little kinder next year enabling me to spend a little bit more time on here chatting to you all.

Thanks for stopping by and see you soon, night, night.


Saturday, 27 October 2012

Paintbox Poppets Birthday

I had to make a Birthday card but didn't have a lot of time so I thought I would get my Paintbox Poppets CD from Crafters Companion out and came up with this.  I love this CD as it has so much on it and is ideal for when time is against you.

I am going to enter this into the following challenges.

Crafters Companion - Birthday
SJ Papercrafts - Birthday
Lollipop Crafts - Birthdays

Thanks for stopping by and see you soon.

Sunday, 16 September 2012

16th Birthday

Hi All

I know it's been a long time, unfortunately life has been getting in the way.

This is the birthday card I made for my son who turned 16.  I used a fabulous Kenny K image as he is now attending college doing music which he loves and as it is the drums he plays I thought that this image would be ideal.  I used my Cricut machine and Gypsy to make the base card where I used Base Camp for the letters.

Hope you like it.  I am entering this into the following challenges:

Designed to Colour - 1000th Fan Giveaway (Celebrate)
Crafts for Eternity - Numbers
QKR Stampede - Birthday Clebration
PaperPlay Challenges - Fancy Folds
Addicted to Stamps - Use Markers

Thanks for stopping by and see you soon.

Sunday, 13 May 2012

Cricut Birthday

I know another post from me I hear you say.  Well it is a glorious morning here and I've been up for a while so I thought I would show you another Birthday Card I have made (sorry for the rubbish photo).  This card is for someone who is mad on Eeyore so I decided to get my trusty Gypsy and Cricut out and make a shaped card for her incorporating her initial and the adorable baby Eeyore from the Pooh Font cartridge. All the flowers are from WOC as usual.

Hope she likes it.

I am entering this into the following challenges:

Craft Your Days Away - All Creatures Great and Small
CES Challgenges - Anything Goes
Tanda Stamps - Anything Goes
Ladybug Crafts Ink - Anything But Square
Creative Craft Challenge - Anything Goes

Thanks for stopping by and see you soon.


Saturday, 12 May 2012

Special Friend

Good evening everyone

Hope you have all been keeping well.

First of all I have had lots of problems with my PC recently but I've finally got it back - I am seriously thinking that a new one is required as it has been giving me problems on and off for a while now and I'm fed up with keeping having it fixed, on top of that Brian hasn't been very good, so much so that the Doctor signed him straight off for a month yesterday as his blood pressure had gone through the roof.  I am so pleased as I have been worried sick and scared that he may have another stroke so I just want him home resting and relaxing now.

On top of all this Benn has started his GCSE's and gosh I think I am more nervous than him.  It is only 2 weeks until he turns 16 and boy am I starting to feel old.  He seems so grown up and knows exactly what he wants to do in life.  It won't be long now until he will be starting the next phase of his life and attending college as he made the choice of going there first then university rather than staying on at school.  So lots of change on the horizon.

I have been busy creating though, and here's one of them, a birthday card for a very good friend.  Hope you like it.

I have used some Stampin Up papers from my stash along with one of the adorable Paintbox Poppet images.  All the flowers are all from Wild Orchid Crafts.

I am entering this into the following challenges:

4 Crafty Chicks - Only stamping allowed is the Sentiment
Crafters Companion - Here comes Summer
Little Miss Muffet - Flowers
Forever Friends - Spring including an Animal
Dutch Dare Card Challenge - Birthdays
Do You Stack Up - Use a Flower
The Paper Shelter - Anything Goes

Thanks for stopping by and see you soon, in fact soon than you think lol x

Thursday, 12 April 2012

60th Birthday

Hi everyone

Hope everyone had a good Easter, we did but it was just a little bit busy as Brian celebrated his birthday on Sunday too.  He coped quite well but had to go to bed in the afternoon as it started to disorientate him having so many people in the house, this is just one of the things he cant cope with since his strokes but he had a good time though which is the main thing.

Well I thought I would just pop on and share with you another Easel Card Box I was asked to make for a 60th Birthday.

I am entering this into the following challenges:

Digital Tuesday Challenge - Birthdays
Seven Kids College Fund - Diecuts/Punches (Spellbinders)
Whimsy Stamps - Easel Cards R Easy
My Mum's Craft Shop Challenges - It's a Celebration
Shopping our Stash - Boys Colours/Theme

Thanks for stopping by and see you again soon.


Friday, 23 March 2012

Spring Birthday

Not bad eh, I have actually made another card and I'm hoping to get a bit of time over the weekend to have a play, after I have washed and groomed the dog that is but I think I am finally getting my mojo back, I hope so as I have so many birthdays this month and they are all boys, yikes!!. 

The gorgeous papers are from Nitwits, I think it is the Val'n'tine one and the image is a SWALK one from Crafters Companion (I love these images, they are so cute).  The lovely diecut is a Marianne Die (my favourite) and the flower is from Wild Orchid Crafts.

I am entering this into the following challenges:

Stampin for the Weekend - Anything Goes
Patti's Creations - Anything Goes
Marianne's Design Divas - Spring into Spring
Crafters Companion - Spring

Thanks for stopping by and see you soon.


Monday, 19 March 2012

My Latest Craze - Jewellery Making

I thought I would show you some ChainMaille jewellery that I have been making recently.  I saw this technique a while back using jump rings and must admit to being slightly hooked , it has also got me itching to do a bit more jewellery making as I found it was quite therapeutic when I had lost my mojo for cardmaking.  At least now I will have something else to do when I am lost for inspiration when making cards.

Sorry about the rubbishy photos , yes that is another thing on my evergrowing list of things I "NEED" a decent camera lol.

Hope you like them and thanks for stopping by.

Saturday, 17 March 2012

Mother's Day

Hi all,

well I realise it has been a long time since I have been on here but with everything going on in my life over the last year something had to give and that was blogging.  I have though been busy with personal requests but found it a struggle to get the inspiration or inclanation to just craft for fun.  Well I am pleased to say that I have started to get itchy feet again and have made an Easel card for my Mum for Mother's Day (I can't believe I have actually bought cards recently as I couldn't be bothered to make them lol) using some fabulous free papers that I found over at Lena Scraps.  Aren't they just gorgeous, the beautiful bow was also a freebie.

Papers - Lena Scraps Freebie
Die Cuts - Spellbinders & Magnolia
Sentiments - Pink Petticoat "Lovely Mum Sentiments"
Embellishments - Wild Orchid Crafts

I am going to enter this into the following challenges.

Delightful Sketches - Someone Special
Little Miss Muffett - Easel, Shaped or Step cards
Moving along with the Times - Special Lady
For your Inspiration - Photo
Hotshot Crafts - Ribbon

I hope you like it and thanks for stopping by.