Sunday, 27 December 2009

Hope you all had a Merry Christmas. Just cant get my act together at the mo to get some pics on here so will be glad when normality returns so I can get back into the swing of things. The card below I managed to do for my friend's daughter whose birthday was Christmas Eve. It is a pic from Mos Digital coloured in with Promarkers. The papers are from a Hot Off the Press pack and the wording I printed out on my pc.

The candles below were done after my friend asked me if I could add some pics onto them for her. Ribbons and gems were also put on from my stash.

Watch out for more pics to be posted, hopefully in the next wk! Bye for now and happy crafting xx

Friday, 18 December 2009

Where has it gone!!!

Does anyone know where the last fortnight has gone? Cant believe that I havent been able to get on here to update. Been busy trying to finish off xmas cards, got lots of pics (some I cant show until the cards have been received!) but just keep running out of time. Not even had time to browse at all your blogs to see whats been happening so Im going to have a peek now and hopefully will update this more in the next few days. Just wanted to let you all know that I am still here!!! Bye for now

Saturday, 5 December 2009

A busy couple of days!!

As you will see I have had a busy couple of days. Still got lots of cards to make but have done well lately. Hope you like what you see and please feel free to leave any comments.

The backing paper was found on internet and also the picture which I have decoupaged. The spiders in the corners are buttons from my stash.

This stamp was borrowed from a friend at a recent crop, coloured with Promarkers and glittered with Glamour Dust.

I just love the colours in these Docrafts Christmas papers, and of course the card candy as usual!!

Another easel card using the lovely blue Docraft papers. Ribbon from my stash. Always have trouble making bows so I decided to dig out my bow maker and wow... how simple are they now. Will be using this from now on.

My first attempt at putting a pic onto a candle and so pleased I have finally had a go. 3 Christmas presents now made!!!! Was a bit unsure about the heating bit but once you can see the paper changing its quite straightforward just have to make sure you dont keep the heat in one place. Will definitely be making some more of these for different occasions.

Slightly blurred pic but hope you can see it ok. Papers and idea from Making Cards mag.

More papers from Making Cards mag.

Thursday, 3 December 2009

Evening everyone, I'm just so pleased I have won an award, my first one ever! Now I have to do the following.

1. Copy this award to your blog
2. Link to the person who gave the award to you
3. Share 7 interesting facts about yourself
4. Choose 7 other bloggers to pass this award on to
5. Link to their blogs
6. Leave them a comment to let them know about this award

Well here goes, I will try my best!

First I have to thank Nicolafor being kind enough and giving me this award, it makes it all worthwhile when there is positive feedback on my cards.

Now for 7 interesting facts about me (or not!)

1. I have 2 wonderful children who I absolutely adore and couldnt live without but I have never experienced contractions as I had 2 planned caesareans due to ..........

2. I had a brain haemorrhage when I was 22 yrs old and was not allowed to go through natural births.

3. I spend too much time crafting and not enough time doing housework!!!

4. I once abseiled down a block of flats in Bromley, Kent to raise money for the building of Demelza House Childrens Hospice.

5. I won £50 on the Premium Bonds 21yrs ago and have won nothing since!

6. I have just started a new job as a Clinical Support Worker at our local hospital.

7. I prefer the summer to the winter.

I hope something caught your eye in all of that, now to choose 7 people for the award.

1. First to Karen whose blog is lovely. I liked the easel card with the poem for the teacher.

2. Secondly Is Caryn, I dont know how you manage to make such wonderful cards and cake boxes and have a lovely blog when you have 5 children, I have trouble and I've only got 2!!

3. The next award is to Alex who I have been a fan of since she sent such a wonderful card to my daughter last yr on her birthday (along with some freebies!).

Well its taken me hour and half to get this far so Im going to call it a night. There are lots of other people I would like to pass the award to but they have already been given it. I think everyone has their own special talent and there are so many wonderful blogs on here it is tough to find 7. Please dont think that you must be rubbish because you dont have the award because its not true, you all have something that catches our eye on your blogs because we keep coming back xxx

Wednesday, 2 December 2009


First easel card I have attempted and pleased with the outcome. Paper is from the December issue of Making Cards, ribbon and button from my stash.

Backing paper for the card below was made by my wonderful mum (she just has the nack!!). Pics are from the Kanban Male set off QVC. It needed to be Liverpool paper as just being a red card could have looked like Arsenal and that would have been the worse thing ever to do for the person this card has been made for!!!

Another Christmas card! Spotty paper from Docrafts Forever Friends pack and the pic is of my 'nephew' and his son. Its such a lovely pic of them I hope he will be pleased with this.

Tuesday, 1 December 2009

Oh dear.........

I have had such a busy day today that no cards have been made yet!! Gonna have to knuckle down and get something done tonight so that I can put some more pics on here. Lots of ideas but not enough hours in the day at the moment. (Managed to get a few Christmas bits today so I suppose I have achieved something!!). Delivered 3 of the cards I made over the weekend to my friend and she was really pleased with them......she then gave me a further 4 orders!!! Must go and get something done so will catch you all later xx

Monday, 30 November 2009

What a horrible day!

Hi everyone, I think the best place to be today is indoors crafting!! I have finally managed to get my pics onto the computer now so here are some of the cards I made over the last few days.

This is a pyramage off of the Popcorn Bear Birthday CD.

I was asked to do a 'flashy card' by a friend so I'm hoping that she will be pleased with this. The pics came from a QVC Kanban Male set and also the paper which has tyre prints over it was also from there.

A gorgeous pic which I hope will be greatfully received!

The papers are from a HOTP pack which I just adore using as they give plenty to mix and match with. The flowers are from my stash!

I was kindly sent this picture and hope my friend likes it!

Again I have used some HOTP papers. The black flowers are Papermania and I have centred these with metallic brads.

Another Popcorn Bear but this time from the Floral CD. Again it is a pyramage. I have used my glue pen to highlight the edges of the tulips and then glittered with Glamour Dust (silver). Also did the tulips around the edges as it just gave it a bit of a lift. The corners are made using a Cuttlebug die. This is for a very dear friend of mine.

Sunday, 29 November 2009

I dont believe it!!!

Not much to write today but just wanted to let you know that I was getting ready to put pics of cards made over the weekend, was taking photos and camera went flat! Have had to put batteries on charge and had no spares to be able to continue so will upload them tomorrow. Hope you think they were worth the wait x

Saturday, 28 November 2009

Crop Day!

Well today was fun! Went to the crop and managed to make 5 birthday cards and 2 christmas cards. What a result!!! Can't wait to see everyone's faces when I give the cards out, I hope they like them as much as I do. Got lots of ideas from others and thoroughly enjoyed all the chatting and just relaxing and doing what we like doing best!! Still got plenty of Christmas cards to get done including a couple of commissions so I think I may just be doing some more tomorrow after my weekly visit to the supermarket!

Friday, 27 November 2009

Good evening if you are reading this. Not a good day for cardmaking today as all I managed to do was print off 2 inserts for cards already made!! Spent the day trying to get some more Christmas shopping with my daughter who had a development day. Quite successful in the end! Looking forward to tomorrow as we are spending the day at Sophie's school at a crop run by one of our local craft shops (Scrapbook Sisters). Lots of cards will be made, tea drunk and cake eaten! xx

Thursday, 26 November 2009

Hi everyone. Finally decided to try and sort a blog out as I spend so long reading other people's blogs and viewing their cards I thought it only fair that you should see some of my cards I've been making lately. At the moment I am working my way through all our christmas cards to send out, half way there and running out of time, and I've still got the personal family ones to do!! Will try to update as often as I can but please forgive me if I dont as I need to get into the habit of doing this!

I was asked to make a selection of christmas cards for an old work colleague and I thought this pyramage image was quite cute. It is printed from a disk and I have used Docrafts snowflake paper as backing and Kanban 'Merry Christmas' card as a separate layer under the pic. The round dots are from Craftwork Cards. I have got them in a variety of colours and use them all the time!!

I must go now as I really need to feed the children and then me, my daughter and mum are out for a crafting evening at the local children's hospice!! Bye for now x