Thursday, 24 December 2009

Christmas Greetings

We took our grandson and his daddy!! lol; to the Panto yesterday (oh yes we did) great fun; we came out to falling snow sooooooo Christmasy. Unfortunately they had a long drive home and roads were bad but they arrived safely thank goodness.
Kitchen duties this morning to catch up have to ice Christmas cake too! I'm just a tad behind now but was worth it we have had a fantastic 4 days with our grandson even though he was poorly for some of the time.
Will post again after the holidays

MERRY CHRISTMAS to you all hope Santa brings all you desire

Monday, 21 December 2009

Rudolph in Disguise!

Just a quick post as I have my grandson here and grandad is playing transformers with him so window of opportunity!!!!!

Hear is my card for the the SWU challange for this week with the Christmas card I made for my daughter, I made a Tent Card and thought I would do a little decoupage for a change, but as you can see I still got out my stamps I am simply addicted to stamping lol; I made a matching envelope box as there were several layers to the card you can just see a glimpse of this'
Its ok to post now as she has already received it. I also made one similar for my son and partner but photo was not good so won't post this one!!

Stampin' Up
Card Real Red; Very Vanilla; Choc Cip; DSP Merry Moments; Stamp Set Season of Joy; Ink Choc Chip and real Red;Ribbon Choc Chip5/8" grograin; Designer Brads; Punches oval and scallop oval
Nestabilities Dies and Decoupage Kit Daisy and Dandelion

Merry Christmas to you all and thanks for the comments you leave I do appreciate your time and feedback

Monday, 14 December 2009

Scooby Doo Christmas Card

My Grandson is crazy about Scooby Doo and I just couldn't resist these stamps when I saw them way back in the summer - decided to make him a side step card which are popular at the moment so I could use all the images and his favourite colour is red, throw in a little glitter and scooby dooby doo here is the card.

I used Stampin' Up Card in Whisper White and Real Red, DSP Merry Moments; Stampin' write markers in Old Olive, Real Red and Really Rust; Dazzling Diamonds glitter.

I'm pleased with the result can't wait to see his face when I give it too him after we have seen his school play on Wednesday - have tissues at the ready!

Bye for now

Sunday, 13 December 2009

Christmas is coming HO! HO! HO!

Quick post from me today as rushing around like luny trying to get things done. Yesterday while putting up decorations , wrapping pressies, and shopping!! I took time to take this years xmas photo of my beautiful Golden Retriever Meg, she is 12yrs old (13 in March) and has had soooooo many health problems over the last 2 years, the last one 4 weeks ago when she had a tumor removed from her face, she is ok again now but she is such a good patient the vets are amazed at her (just to say I think we own the surgery now though!!!) but she's worth it. Hope you like piccy - she really was not amused but goes along with everything in her laid back way- Love her to bits.

Megs thoughts - Oh no not that time of year again!

Smile for the Camera-hope I get Biscuit soon!!

Hope this brings a smile into some of the chaos we are all experiencing at the moment, better get off now and finish decorations and tidy up, then wrap some more presents - hope I've got everything :-(

Bye for now

Thursday, 3 December 2009

3 Steps to Christmas

Oh My! these titles are getting worse - sorry they just come to me when I start typing lol ;-()

This post is Spooky too - you will have to read on to find out why!!

I have been playing around with step cards for a while and decided to make a Christmas themed one but fancied different colours to the norm. After searching through my DSP I came across Spiced Cider (retired now worst luck love it) and my choice of Stamp set was Season of Joy. Well I finished it yesterday and just didn't have time to post it. Now here's the spooky part - When I logged on there was a post from Sue over at Ink Spot for the Tanda Challenge and yes you have guessed it the challenge is a step card - well you could have knocked me down with a feather and the question I ask is "are we telepathic Sue"?! So I have just had to join in - would have been rude not too. Here is my creation.

Lovely as a 'Christmas' Tree

I took inspiration for this card from the Catalogue and Idea Book and turned it into a Christmas card. My idea was to take a stamp set that wasn't christmas and alter it!! I am pleased with the way it turned out and I demonstrated this card last night to the ladies from the NWR as in last post. I used glitter on the Fir Tree - card on right but thats not showing up on photo!

div>Card on right
Stamp Set Lovely as a Tree; Stamps used: pine cone and branch on main card; row of trees and fir tree
Card Chocolate Chip, Certainly Celery Very Vanilla; Ink Old Olive, Chocolate Chip; Distressing Tool; Dazling Diamonds glitter
Card on left

Card Chocolate Chip, Old Olive,Very Vanilla; DSP Merry Moments; Distressing Tool


I am feeling festive - I met a lovely group of ladies (helloooo if you've popped by) last night from the local branch of the NWR who had invited me to Demonstrate, we had great fun making Christmas cards and we laughed a lot, tea and Stollen cake was served in the break; coupled with the Christmas songs that were playing on the radio yesterday as I preped for the demo has made me feel very festive. So I have given my blog a Christmas makeover and hung up the decorations!! lol. Will add some photo's later when I have more time.
by for now

I'm back and here are the cards the ladies were making last night - I kept the designs simple for first time stampers.


DSP Merry Moments; Stamp Sets Season of Joy, Tree Trimings, Spotlight on Christmas and Punches Three (hostess gift only) Card Very Vanilla, Real Red,Old Olive; Inks same colours; Punches Scallop Oval' Oval, Scallop Circle, Square Scallop, Scallop Border and 5 petal punch Ribbon Red Gingham

Friday, 27 November 2009

Christmas Gift Box

Last Post for a few days - computer went on strike during my posting of the Star book, seems ok now so I'm posting quickly as visitors are now here - well part one visitors!! :-)

Made this box for my friends Christmas Present, can't say whats going in there though Santa will get cross!! I know I hear you all shouting not the same stamp set again - I will move on I promise. :-()

Stamp Set Winter Post, Scandinavion Season, Punches Three a (level one Hostess Set) and Standard Wheel Scandinavion on the sides - if you look carefully you can just see on the side view. Dazzling Glitter was added for the snow; Ink Bordering Blue; Card Bordering Blue and Naturals Ivory.

Christmas Star

Phew another post; here is a Starbook I made recently for a Christmas Decoration, I love making Mini Books and usually they contain pictures of my Grandson - he is sooooo cute; well I would say that wouldn't I!! Anyway I thought I would make this as a Christmas Decoration which I can get out each year. I have used retired papers from the I wish Simply Scrapping Set (needed to use up the bits) and yes my favourite stamp set Winter Post, also Tree Trimmings Set and Dazzling Diamonds glitter - photos could be better sorry; sun was shinning (showing all the dust) so I quickly grabbed camera to make use of the light as it has been so gloomy for taking photos lately. Will try and load them in order for you! If you click on photo's you will get bigger picture.

Happiness is an ATC

Here is an ATC I made after the Birthday card using all the bits I had made and I used the New Butterfly punch too; I love this and it will be so useful - is anyone else into ATC's would love to hear from you I am totally addicted!! lol:-)

Visitors Galore

Receipe Challenge on SWU - Birthday Card

Have just made this card for my friends Birthday she and her husband now live in Ireland and are coming to vist today so only quick post. I will have a house full until Monday as my friend who recently lost her husband is also coming over along with her daughter and new husband they got married 6 weeks before her dad died, which was why we were all in such a state of shock. They are bringing their Wedding Album for us to see - have stocked up on tissues it will be very emotional.

I used 2 DSP from Tea and Crumpets on the main panel I distressed the edges with the tool from the cutter kit, also the strip of white card accross centre; punched flowers from the second paper; Stamped the Florish from Season of Joy on main panel and also inside the card.

I have a few other things to post that I have made recently may only be pictures with details as I'm rushing to get these posted before the mad house begins!! Have nice weekend.

Whisper White Card; DSP Tea and Crumpets; Inks Always Artichoke; Stamps Season of Joy
Punches 5 Petal Flower;Boho Blossoms; Ribbon Choc Chip; Brads Circle Ice Rhinstones; Rich Regals Always Artichoke (2); Cutter Kit

Monday, 23 November 2009

Back to Crafting

Well I'm back into crafting again after what has been a really horrible time, thank you to those who left comments I do appreciate it. My Mojo up and went away; I thought for good but last week I managed to settle in my craft room long enough to make this card, after not crafting for almost a month I was certainly out of practice and threw lots of attempts in the bin!!!! (lol); eventually coming up with this card, which I am really pleased with and using my all time favourite stamp set Winter Post; I just love it :-) . I also used the fabulous new DSPaper Bella Bleu - yes I managed to cut into it but have also stroked it a lot!!!!!! and the New Eyelet Border Punch which is so lovely. Hope you like it.
After I had made the card I went over and checked out some challenge blogs and have entered this card in the Tanda Challenge "Winter Sport".

Ingredients: All Stampin' Up!
Stamps Winter Post, Lovely as a Tree, Welcoming words (retired)

Ink: Basic Grey, Versamark, Bordering Blue, Bashful Blue
DSP Bella Bleu; Card Not Quite Navy
Punches: New Eyelet Border Punch, Scalloped Edge Punch, Scallop Oval
Stampin' Emboss Powder Silver, Dazzling Diamonds Glitter, Glue Pen, Heat Gun
Stampin' Write markers: Bashful Blue and Creamy Caramel, Ribbon 3/8" Taffeta -Kraft

Bye for now

Thursday, 29 October 2009


Hi everyone

I have not posted as promised as I have just lost a dear dear friend after a short illness, such a shock to us all and I am sure you will apreciate I just don't feel like crafting. Time will heal and after the funeral next week perhaps I can get back to normality.

Bye for now

Saturday, 17 October 2009

Reindeer All in A Row

I know it has been ages since my last proper post - sorry!! I could tell you my life history as events have happened over the past few months - but I won't - just to say Life has been Topsy Turvy and recently my Mom ( who is 88 in a few weeks; but don't tell anyone she'll kill me!!) has been unwell so I have been living between 2 houses with no time to craft and play with my new Stampin' Up goodies from the new catalogue!!
Mom's on the mend (hopefully) so today I have been playing;
Here is a Christmas card using colours from the Stamp with Us challenge. My Mojo wasn't flowing so the card came about by accident really, while stamping out the colours used in the challenge with the first stamp to hand, which happened to be the reindeer from the stamp set Winter Post (I love this set) I noticed they looked really cute all in a row. So I added some Dazzling Diamonds glitter for snow and on their antlers also within the dots of the New Eyelet Border Punch - just couldn't stop playing with the glitter but I am pleased with the way my card has turned out - you have to have glitter at Christmas - don't you?
Hope you like my creation too.

I will be back with some more creations using the Fab new products from Stampin' Up! very soon :-()

All Stampin' Up!
Card: Bordering Blue, Not Quite Navy, Ballet Blue, Whisper White
Inks: Taken with Teal, Chocolate Chip, Ballet Blue, Old Olive, Not Quite Navy
Stamp Sets: Winter Post; Occasional Greetings
Ribbon: Old Olive; and Dazzling Diamonds Glitter

Thursday, 1 October 2009

Stampin' Up! - Crafting Bloggers Challenge

Blog Hop - please read and then visit each of the blogs for lots of inspiration with products from the New SU Catalogue which launches today!!

Crafting Bloggers Challenge 28 September 2009
To celebrate the launch of the fantastic new Stampin’ Up! 2009–2010 Idea Book & Catalogue, the Stampin’ Up! press office has selected three online crafting bloggers for a blog hop on Wednesday, 30 September!
Three crafting bloggers will preview a selection of never seen before products from the upcoming Idea Book & Catalogue. These bloggers will receive the NEW products at 6:00 PM on 30 September. Then they have six hours to create as many projects as they would like to showcase on their blogs!
Many of you may already be familiar with these three crafting bloggers and have noticed they have begun to talk about this challenge on their web sites. If not, please click on the links below to find out more:
Lousette Ashton -
Jenny Cocks -
Suzanne Torr -

The crafting bloggers projects will be online at 12:00 PM on Wednesday, 30 September. Please take a look, support this activity, and share our excitement about the fabulous new Idea Book & Catalogue!

Please take the time to look at these blogs and leave a comment before 12.00 midday Thursday (today) and you could win a prize!!

Happy Crafting

Friday, 14 August 2009

Christmas Glitter

Here is my card for the Stamp with Us Challenge this weeks theme Christmas.

I Have used my 2 favourite Christmas Stamp Sets for this card, I use the flourish from Season of Joy all the time; not just for Christmas. I stamped image in Chocolate Chip to give a more subtle effect and coloured in the windows to give the image life. I then added glue where I wanted snow and sprinkled Stampin' Glitter ( I love this product). I seem to be into tearing at the moment so watch this space!! lol. Hope you like it.

I used all Stampin' Up!

Stamps Silent Night/Season of Joy

Card Brilliant Blue/ Bashful Blue/Ballet Blue/Whisper White

Ink Chocolate Chip/ Versamark/ White Embossing Powder

Ribbon Whisper White Taffet

Tombow Adhesive and Stampin' Glitter 1/2" Circle Punch Stampin Write Markers So Saffron(windows)

Friday, 24 July 2009

Stamp with Us Colour Challenge

Hi - I know I have been a very bad blogger wish I could say I had been enjoying the summer but someone stole the Sun!!! We are on Grandparent Duties next week really looking forward to it and hope to go to the seaside, Please return the sun; with this in mind I will not be blogging will be too busy running after a lively 41/2 year old and sleeping when I can LOL :-()
Had some me time last night so thought I would join this weeks Colour Challenge over on Stamp with Us. Here is my creation simple I know but my mojo's gone on holiday- hope I get a I have left one chipboard shape natural and coloured one with Ruby red Ink Pad before adding felt flower with brad.

Oooops forgot the receipe:

All Stampin' Up!
Bashfull blue card; DSpaper; Striped Grosgrain Yellow Ribbon,(mini Catalogue) Chipboard Shapes- On board batch of blooms; Rose Red Ink Pad; Curvy Verses Stamp Set; Flower Fusions Felt flowers; Rich Regals Brads.

Saturday, 4 July 2009

Birthdays Galore continued

Pheweeee how hot has it been this week, between watching Wimbledon and the heat no projects completed for me my hands were so hot I was leaving marks on the card - not a look I wanted lol ;-( Moving quickly on;
This morning was a lot cooler so I got cracking. I am still on my quest; Birthday cards just a Little bit different from the norm; I have several 60th Birthdays coming up (not Me!) so I have used this weeks sketch challenge over on StampwithUs for one of the 60th Birthday cards and made the opening gatefold, added a bit of bling (dazzling diamonds) and have kept to just two colours. Hope you like my take on this weeks sketch. I have used Certainly Celery for a clean fresh look. Stazon was used to stamp Happy Birthday onto the ribbon and I frayed two ends, 60 was cut from DSP on my Big Shot and I glued this to heavy card mounted with dimensionals.

Recipe for Card all Stampin' Up!
Card - Whisper White / Certainly Celery
Designer Paper Certainly Celery Prints (retired)
Stamps - Doodle That / Occasional Greetings
Ink- Certainly Celery / Black Stazon
Ribbon - Certainly Celery
Punches Scalloped Circle
Dazzling Diamonds /Glue Pen/Dimentionals
Big Shot (for the numbers)

Enjoy the cooler weather and happy crafting

Friday, 26 June 2009

Birthdays Galore

I seem to have birthdays galore over the next few weeks so thought I had better get cracking. I have decided to make different shaped cards and so got to searching in the old grey cells (not a pretty site) lol. I popped over to StampwithUs blog and decided to make one card to fit their challenge which is a Receipe Challenge this week; 4 Patterned Papers; 2Card Stock and no other embellishments (eeeek). So, decided to use Stampin' Up! Playful Petals Set; Tea Party Designer Papers, and for a different shape I cut a Zig Zag card in Whisper White. I stamped and Cut out the flowers in designer papers and 2nd choice card stock Certainly Celery. Three Papers were used on the card and the 4th paper was used to stamp on and cut out the flowers. The image above shows the Happy Birthday greeting, I also inked all the edges of the paper to give definition. I also stamped inside the card on the bottom edge with small stamp from the set.
This is the Open View

Closed View

Inside front

Inside Back

Receipe for Zig Zag Card: Tea Party Designer Paper x 4; Card Stock Whisper White and Certainly Celery; Stamp Sets Playful Petals; Occassional Greetings; Best Yet; Ink Bashful Blue

2nd Birthday Card

I remembered I had seen a flower pot card somewhere on the web so I begain my search and found it here I used Playful Petals Stamp Set again.
Receipe: All Stampin' Up!
Playful Petals Stamp Set
Very Vanilla and Close to Cocoa Card Stock and Brocade Blue
Designer Paper from Holiday Treasure Pack
Ink Night of Navy and Close to Cocoa
Tag Punches
Very Vanilla Ribbon

I will pop back with some more when I have finished them