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