Saturday, 19 December 2009


Absolutely love this image which is from Stampavie - it's a Gillian Roberts image and stamps perfectly every single time. Papers are again k and co peppermint twist - think I may now have used up most of my pad.
Again have used liberal quantities of crushed glass glitter for that frosty look.

Image was coloured with promarkers.

Tuesday, 8 December 2009

Another Christmas card and I think I've just about finished my quota for this year.

Image in Penny Black little snowy (again) - papers are k and co Peppermint Twist and lime bazill and text is doodlebug all mixed up rub-ons - embellished with glass glitter and spellbinders snowflake 1. Image coloured with promarkers

Monday, 7 December 2009

sleeps til santa

Made this calendar last year and have looked all over the house and can't find it anywhere - need to either a. - find it soon (seeing as though it's the 7th today) or b. make another !!
Santa was cut from paperdolls cartridge.

Christmas Poinsettia

Love this card as it was so easy!!

Papers are k and co - Peppermint Twist and flower cut from sizzix poinsettia die

- added glass glitter and prima flower and spacer to centre.

Saturday, 5 December 2009


.... fairly quick off the mark this morning and this is my entry for this weeks Penny Black Saturday Challenge week 78

Image is slapstick snowman - papers are dcvw , coloured with promarkers. Embellishment is spellbinders snowflake 1 and charms and chain from whiff of joy

Friday, 4 December 2009

and the person leaving tonight is......

I am the recipient of this Kreativ Blogger award from
I feel like someone from I'm a celebrity, get me out of the X factor.
... and I have to pass this award on and
- copy this award to my blog
- link to the person who sent it
- identify 7 facts about myself
- choose 7 other bloggers
- link to their blogs and
- leave a comment
well here goes...
first up is - Tracy Gough a very talented lady! - love Kath's blog as she makes just the kind of cards that I aspire to!

http:/ - if you haven't visited Jak's blog - where the heck have you been??- still number one on this is the lady who started me making cards, I now have a house full of crafty stash because of this! - this lady is the queen of spellbinders dies - you have to vist and take a look! - in my opinion queen of the copics!

and this one which definately has the best blog name (apart from mine ofcourse!) - this lady spends some of her year living in Florida and I am sooooooo envious!

and the lowdown on me

1. In the 80's my husband and I lived in Sandbach in Cheshire for 4 years where my dd 1 was born.

2. My body tells me each day that I am all of my 48 years, however in my head it is still 1976 and I am 15. (remember the fabulous hot summer that year?)

3. I love yankee candles and my favourite is vanilla cookie.

4. I am the slowest eater in the world and my family say this is due to my talking during meals (me no!!)

5. My favourite restaurant/cafe is in Florida and is called 'Panera' - they do the most fantastic sarnies and salads and it just happens to be next door to Michaels store.

6. I hate football with a vengance!

7. Music has played a huge part of my life and both my daughters play instruments.


Well this was a pleasure to do - love doing sketches as it takes most of the decisions away from you and you can just enjoy chosing the colours/papers and image.

Image is new 2009 stamp called 'Make Believe' - 4007K - coloured with promarkers - papers are K and Co 'Peppermint Twist'and bazzil doodlebug pink - embellished with spellbinders snowflake 1, bell and ribbon from stash. Paper embossed with new kars cuttlebug folder (snow dots)

Friday, 27 November 2009


This card created with the Spellbinders Fleur De Lys shapeability die. Layered up and embellished with glass glitter and a button added to the centre filled with beadazzles micro beads. Paper is D.C.W.V. pink stack from last Xmas.

sorry about the photo being slightly blurred but light in my house is very poor this time of year and think its also something to do with the dimensions of the snowflake causing autofocus out of kilter.

Monday, 23 November 2009

Penny Black Challenge wk 76 - Winter Wonderland

Any one of these would qualify for this week's challenge. Image is one of the new slapstick unmounted rubber stamps.
All the images were coloured with pro-markers, twinkles added with stickles crystal glue.
Papers are K and Co 'Peppermint Twist' - a recent purchase from U.S.A. - embellies are from the same range and borders are cut with Martha Stewart punches.

Sunday, 22 November 2009

Easy like Sunday Morning

I have had a pleasant morning crafting, and these were the results.
First up is Santa which was cut from Cricut Paper Dolls cartridge. Papers are bazill and My Minds Eye.

Secondly is image created with Penny Black stamp - 'Weight of Love' - papers are papermania and charms are from Whiff Of Joy. I have used Spellbinders circle and scalloped circle and also Martha Stewart Valentine heart punch.

Monday, 16 November 2009

Little Robin Red Breast

Just received in the post some new charms from Whiff of Joy and they are fab!
Card created with paper from My Minds Eye called Wonderful Winter and image is Penny Black 'stocking'. Backing circle created with a Nellies frame.
Embellished with spellbinders snowflake and cuttlebug snowflakes. Text is 'all mixed up' font from doodlebug.

Saturday, 14 November 2009


This card is for the Penny Black Saturday Challenge which is to create a Christmas card for a male.
- Love this card as it is not 'traditional' Christmas colours.

Monday, 9 November 2009

martha the queen of punches

just a quick photo for you all to drool over.

Purchased a total of 22 punches from Michaels' whilst on holiday in Florida.

..... and here they are.......


hello, long time, no speak!
Can only apologise for anyone out there whose been popping in and checking for any updates, but have been very busy and recently on holiday to the U.S. of A. and still very jetlagged.
Today's card was produced for the Penny Black Saturday Challenge which is song lyrics.
Mine is 'You don't bring me flowers' which was a hit for Streisand and Diamond.
Image is Penny Black 'Whispers' - border punch is new Martha Stewart Art Deco shells (fab) and organza ribbon from stash. Embellished with teeny tiny pearls from Michaels shop (sorry haven't got a manufacturer) but do know that they go everywhere and bounce (all over my craftroom floor)
Backing paper is K and Co:

Sunday, 6 September 2009


Here are some of the creations from the last week or so.

First up is one of my favourite Penny Black images 'Cheesecake Party'. This time the papers used are Basic Grey 'Cupcake', buttons from the same collection and ticket tag is an old sizzix die. Sentiment created with 'all mixed up' rubons from doodlebug and basic grey 'wholy cow'. Image coloured with promarkers.

Second card is so simple - created using die from sizzix and 'Pretty Please' papers from M.M.E. and matching bazzill cardstock. Button and fibers from stash.

The third card was made with rubber stampede stamp no 2867h - gerbera daisy and is stamped and layered. Papers used are the same as previous. Gave the old sewing machine an outing to create a funky border.

Wednesday, 12 August 2009

Saturday, 8 August 2009

forever friends

one of my colleagues from the frozen north showed me how to knit these little flowers and this card is the result. Ribbon was from stash and leaves stamped from a judikins block.


This card was for my crafty neighbour who adores football and supports Sunderland A.F.C. - I ofcourse have no interest in the sport but hey - each to his own!
- she was ofcourse thrilled with it. I had a chance to use my new kids dymo machine - £1.99 from ebay - a bargain and I intend to use if often for adding text and sentiments.

The shirt was cut from the football cartridge on my cricut - cut two shirts on shadow and cut and pieced to create the stripes.

Friday, 31 July 2009


The spec for this card was Line Dancing for a 70 year old. I tried to make it as feminine as possible as the colours on the boot paper were quite masculine.

The inside of the card had a boot on a spring.

Had this backing paper forever and haven't got a clue who the manufacturer is.
Circles cut with nestabilities, corners are cuttlebug accents, musical notes are a sizzix sizlit.

Thursday, 30 July 2009

You wait for a while and then four come along at once!!

Yes, just like a British Bus, you wait and wait and then four come along together!!

Have been a.w.o.l. again as my mother has been seriously ill and I have had very little time for myself or for crafting. I Have found some time to try and relax in the last few days and these are the results.

First is made with the new trimcraft pack of Bloom and Grow my M.M.E and the accompanying decoupage pack. I have hand stitched with embroidery thread and the tag has been added with doodlebug rub ons.
These two were great fun to make with 1" circle pieces of both wisteria and porcelain papers by basic grey - great way of using up the small remaining pieces of projects!

This one was made for a 50 year old lady with a perchant for shopping (especially shoes and handbags) and wine - that was the spec! The card stood up as a tri-fold and the ribbons held it together. The recipient loved this one!

Wednesday, 24 June 2009

normal service has now resumed!

Hello if there's anyone still out there. I have been on a sabatical - L.O.L. - well actually I have not made any cards for the last month as family and work committments have taken up all my time.

Anyway, have had the chance in the last few days to get down to serious crafting and these are the results...

First one is for a girl who has recently finished taking her G.C.S.E. exams and is a sort of well done, now it's all over, enjoy you prom kind of card. The wording says it all!!

The next card is for a soon to be graduate...

and this one is for a couple about to be married in Mauritius (sounds fab) - didn't want to 'do' a traditional wedding card as it's obviously not a traditional ceremony.

.... and it 's nice to be back in the swing (so to speak)

Monday, 25 May 2009


Have been a really naughty blogger this week and not posted since last Saturday. The main reason for this is due to the fact that I haven't made any cards as have been so busy with a few things and life got in the way.(Decorating, job interview and birthday to name them) - Did have some success and purchased this M.I.M.I.craft tote for the princely sum of £39.00 plus p/p. It is second hand but is 'as new' and considering that they are retailing at £118.00 think I got a bargain.

Will try and post this week (life permitting)

Saturday, 16 May 2009


Just love this cricut cartridge - papers are Alissa from Bo Bunny and text is from Beyond Birthdays cartridge. Another nice and simple card.

Friday, 15 May 2009

Penny Black Saturday Challenge Week 48

.... What's black and white and red all over..... a newspaper! - this is the joke I can remember from being a child ..... and this card is very appropriate for the local football team - although I have to admit I absolutely hate football!!
This week's challenge called for black, white and another colour.
Nice and simple, no patterned paper today - card is actually a strawberry colour but not photographed very well - is bazzill bling- image is garden poems, ribbon from stash.

Monday, 11 May 2009

FUNKY HAND design call

Well I thought I'd give this a go. Over at Funky Hand they are looking for a new member Saw this call on Kath's blog (love her work). The criteria is to showcase what you think is your best work in this post.

This proved difficult and was not sure which cards to choose. Over time my style has changed (and hopefully improved) so here are a mixture of old and new. Fingers and toes crossed!

Sunday, 3 May 2009

Love Birds

Another card made with this little bird sizzix die from the new baby range.

Large heart cut from cricut wedding cartridge, heart border is valentine lace edge punch from martha stewart. Card was white bazzill tinted with versacolour. Backing paper is from Basic Grey Euphoria.

Saturday, 2 May 2009

Rock on!!

Aren't men and boys so difficult to make cards for?? and this was no exception as the recipient is aged 12.

Papers are from D.C.W.V. 12"x12" Rockstar and bazzill bling, guitar, skull and rock text cut from cricut Indie Art cartridge. Other text from cricut Plantin Schoolbook.
Guitar parts glittered with stickles black.
The paper actually looks pink in this photo but it's just a trick of the light.

Friday, 1 May 2009

A girl can never have too many shoes.....

I haven't done one of these for almost a year but was asked to make this for a christening. Quite enjoyed this one....... but don't want to make another for a while as they take FOREVER to put together.
Card was bazzill, alpha cuts from cricut 'New Arrival' , doodelbug heart shaped buttons and ribbon from stash.
The tag has been left blank for the giver to add a personal sentiment.

Monday, 27 April 2009

A little bird told me.....

picked up this new sizzix die yesterday - have birds available to cut on my many cricut cartridges but none are as cute as this one!!
The first card has the sentiment inside, the birdie was cut from bazzill and enhanced with inks.
On the second card the background paper is K and Co 'Urban', branch cut from cricut 'home decor' cartridge on bazill bling, buttons from stash, punched flowers, leaves and notes. Glitter on buttons is fruit punch stickles.

Friday, 24 April 2009

Kick up your heels!

Take a drip down on the farm for this one - image is Penny Black 'The Sensations', coloured with pro-markers and copic ciaos - papers and stickers are from the Basic Grey 'Two Scoops' collection. Button and thread from stash and you guessed - embellished with stickles crystal glitter glue!!

Wednesday, 22 April 2009

W.O.W. or C.O.C.??

Time for another Wedding Card and this one is for a couple who are getting married on a cruise. - Sounds Fab!!

The spec was 'traditional' and the colours suggested by the purchaser were cream or ivory.

No matter how hard I tried the cream on cream did not look right and just looked like 'dirty white' - so pure white it had to be - but the purchaser loved it anyway - just as well as 'C.O.C' doesn't sound right does it??

Card was D.C.W.V embossed white 12x12 pack, bazzill criss cross, pearls were kaiser and ribbon from stash - again glittered the ends of the ribbon and the hearts with crystal stickles glitter glue - it seems like I use this all the time - L.O.L.! Embellished with a floristry pin with beads from stash.