Sunday, 23 December 2012

Anniversary Wishes........

Before I show you my last card for 2012. I would just like to THANK YOU ALL for a fabulous year, you have all kept me going with all your visits and wonderful comments.
I know I have not been the perfect follower so I apologise now.
A very special mention must go to Lindsay (Craftymonster81) for all the help this wonderful lady has given me, if it was not for Lindsay I would never have got back into drawing again and setting them up as Digi`s. THANK YOU hun.
As a special thank you to you all I am running a draw for 2 lucky peeps to win 3 digi`s of their choice. If you would like the chance to win just leave a comment and add me to your sidebar with a link back to me.
All my images can be found in my Digi shop above.
I will make the draw on 25th January 2013 at 14.00.
My last card for this year was made for my wonderful hubby for our 2nd wedding anniversary 19/12.
I made this using My Craft Studio. The frame was already set out I just added the swirls (from original wedding card) see below. then the sentiment in the scalloped nesty shape, decoupaged the word Love, added a button to centre of flower to make it more manly lol.
Below is the insert which I also did in MCS by using one of our photo`s.
Yes that is snow on the ground.
Thank you all for sparing a few moments to visit and I would like to wish you all a Very Merry Christmas
and a
Happy Crafty New Year
Chris xxxxx


Friday, 7 December 2012


I was going to save this until tomorrow, but as I was visiting Vee Cassidy`s blog I noticed a challenge she is in and it was for Anything christmas with blue
 so here it is.
6 x 6 blue scalloped card
silver mirror card
backing papers freebies from Jac Heath
Memory Box Frosty Border#
Sorry forgot where the image comes from
I would like to enter this into.......
Thank you Vee Cassidy
Chris xxxxx

Scenic and more.......

Oh my after a very hectic few days I have finally managed to blog. Don`t panic I am not going to show you all the cards that I have created lol. Just a couple and very special birthday card.
Before I show them I would like to say a very WELL DONE to my hubby Mick.  Some of you may know by a previous post just before November that he was taking part in the Movember charity.......... and he raised £110.
Thank you to those who very kindly donated to this worthwhile charity.
You know who you are :O).
Right lets get onto the cards.........
I enjoyed creating my last scenic card, I just had to do another.
5 x 7 card
Creative Expressions Stamps
Memento black inkpad
6 x 6 blue scalloped card
Memory Box Snowflake Corner
Hunkydory pearlised card
Image from Richard A Bond ( Simply Crafts ) lots of freebies
Cosmic Shimmer
Here is my Granddaughters card.......
8 x 8 white card
pink backing card Hunkydory
Flowers from stash
Large butterfly stamped onto Acetate and layered.
Butterfly also stamped onto shrink plastic
backing paper from MCS
Gems from Hunkydory
Cosmic Shimmer.
Thank you for popping by.
Chris xxxxx

Friday, 30 November 2012

Poinsettia and Lamppost

The sun is shining but very cold so I shall be staying indoors and craft. I said I would return with more of my christmas cards and Imust admit I do like these. Hope you do too 
5 x5 white card
Tied Together embossing folder
Poinsettia stamp by Creative Expressions
Papermania Gems
Debbie Moore embossing powder
5 x 7 white card
red card from stash
sentiment freebie from mag
Lamppost stamp by Jayne Nestorenko Glad  Tidings
coloured with Promarkers
MemoryBox Snowflake Corner
Thank you for popping by
Chris xxxxx

Thursday, 29 November 2012

Bauble and Holly......

Hi everybody, I hope you have not all been caught in the terrible rain and floods over the last few days. Sorry I have not been about much but have been busy making christmas cards and when I wanted to upload them I could not find my camera oops, finally found it yesterday after having a massive clear up of my desk, so I have  been busy taking photo`s and uploading to the computer and now at last I can show you what I have been up too. I have`nt put them all on at once as I don`t want you all  to get bored lol.............
Hope you like them.
5 x 5 white card
backing papers Dovecraft
Bauble is a freebie from Jak Heath, you can find them here plus more.
Thank you Jak
Red cord from stash.
5 x 5 white card
Red card from stash
Tonic Vine die
Holly and sentiment stamp by Kodomo
Berry red promarker
Gems from Papermania.
Thank you for popping by and leaving a comment ( hopefully lol)
I do read each and everyone.
Will upload some more over the weekend.
Chris xxxxx

Tuesday, 20 November 2012


Hi everybody, I had fun going through all my stamps this morning that I have ignored for a few years (ok I had forgotten about lol). I really enjoyed making this I hope you agree :O)).
6 x 6 scalloped card
Create a Scene by Creative Expressions
Green cardstock from stash.
Thank you for popping over and leaving a comment, each one is always appreciated.
Chris xxxxx

Monday, 19 November 2012

Bells are ringing....

Good evening everybody, I had all good intentions of doing so much today but made the mistake.... (not lol) to craft and got so carried away the time just flew by.
When I was looking through my christmas stamps I came across one that I had completely forgotten about!!!!!! now tell the truth how many of have you done that?. Well I just had to play and this is what I have come up with, it shouted vintage to me, this is out of my comfort zone so unsure if I have caught it right, but I am sure all you lovely peeps will put me right lol.
So without further ado here it is...................
6 x 6 white scalloped card
Wooden stamp from Create It
Colour Connection Rub on lace
Kaisercraft paper free with Simply Cards and Papercraft Mag
Spellbinder Floral Oval Dies
ColorBox Inks Topaz
Sentiment freebie in Simply Cards and papercraft Mag
I hope you like it.
Chris xxxxx

Sunday, 18 November 2012

Good Cause.......

Hi ladies and gents, My lovely husband Mick is taking part in the Movember charity for Prostate Cancer. You may ask why....well.......
Some of you may know that earlier this year Mick was very unwell and he went to the doctors which started a chain of events, examinations, tablets, hospital and with the words "Prostate" mentioned . You can imagine how we both felt!!!!!!!!!, Stress and upset were just 2 things that we were going through. After months of being in awful pain and day surgery we got the very welcome news it was not the " C " word.
Prostate Cancer does not get the publicity like all the others which is  such a shame as  many many men die of this each year.
 Could I please ask if you would like to sponsor Mick.
We don`t care how much as every penny helps to eradicate this deadly disease.
Just click on the link below.
Chris and Mick

Christmas is getting closer..........

Hello to you all :O), Just had to tell you that I am being featured in the Papercraft Inspirations magazine for Beautiful Blogs section for my christmas card I made before we went on holiday. The magazine is available 22nd November (107). Congrats to Marianne`s Craftroom too, 2 girls from Norwich in the same mag woohoo.
Well I thought I had better make a start on my christmas cards, I actually managed to make 2 in one day, so here is my first one I did.
6 x6 scalloped card
Gold mirror card from stash
Red and Green papers freebie Simply Cards & Papercraft Mag
Tree and sentiment stamp freebie again from above by Hot off the press
Card Candi.
Thank you for popping by.
I would like to enter this into.........    All Things Christmas
Chris xxxxx

Wednesday, 14 November 2012


Good morning and welcome to my new followers. I hope you are all keeping well. My kitchen is finally finished... yeahh and I love it. Just a bit different from last weeks picture lol.

My showcase this week is................ Tulip
My Guest DT this week is...... the very talented and lovely
And finally of course my card
For my card I have used.....
6 x 6 square scallop card cream
My Digi image
Creative Expressions stamp
Spellbinders floral Ovals Die
HunkyDory pearlised card
Heat it Up embossing powder
Colour Connection Gems (enchanted)
I cannot believe mine was a quick make yesterday in between putting my kitchen back together, think I will have to try this again as I really like it lol.
Rachel, Lindsay, Tina, Gill and Janet
your cards are amazing and I love them all.
 Thank you so very much.
I hope you will take a visit to all the girls blogs and leave well deserved comments for them, as I am very proud of them all.
Just before I disappear into the deepening pile of ironing lol or should that be arghhh can I ask........
what would you like to see as a digi?
Chris xxxxx

Wednesday, 7 November 2012

Lily of the Valley.....

Morning to you all,
Life is a bit hectic at present we have the kitchen fitters in and the place is a mess... most of it in my craftroom arghhh, there are boxes everywhere with just a small space for me to sit at the computer and unable to get to most of my crafty stuff............. I really did not think this out right lol.
My kitchen on Monday
It was plastered all out yesterday  and all the units are going in today yippee.
I would just like to apologise for not visiting your blogs as much lately. Hopefully everything will be back to normal next week.
Good news is I have managed to make my card for this weeks showcase.....
Lily of the Valley.
This was my mother`s favourite flower.
All my digi`s are available to buy in my Digi Shop above.

Welcome back Gill hope you are feeling so much better we have missed you.


Thank you Janet for creating your cards before you hopped off on holiday, have a great time.

And finally... my card
Items used....
6 x 6 scalloped card
My digi coloured with Promarkers,
 backing paper my own made in MCS,
Memory Box Macarena Die
Spellbinders Label One
Dovecraft Ribbon
Creative Expressions Pearls cream.
Thank you girls you have done me Proud again with your wonderful cards.
I hope you all think so and will take a few mins to visit their blogs and leave well deserved comments.
Chris xxxxx


Wednesday, 31 October 2012

Boat Showcase..........

Hey everybody, I hope this finds you all well. We are ina complete mess at the moment as we are having a brand new kitchen fitted starting Friday so I have been real busy clearing everything out and by heck I never realised I had so much stuff in there. There are boxes everywhere especially in the craft room, I have tried to put them in places so I can still get to most of my crafting stuff, but it`s not worked out boohoo.
So to cheer me up my darling Mick sent me these...........

24 gorgeous yellow roses. I am a lucky girl.
Right let`s get onto this weeks Showcase............
My Digi Boat
This week we have the very talented........
 Rachel as GDT.
Unfortunately we do not have a card from Tina this week as she was unable to get one finished as she was getting ready to go on a well deserved holiday. Have fun Tina.
And finally here is my card as always
For this I have used...
6 x 6 white scalloped card, the backing paper and shore image came from MCS then I placed my digi onto and then coloured with Promarkers, thin twine added then anchor embellie from Creative Charms.
It took me a while to manipulate the shore image to ensure my boat worked with it.
And THANK YOU Rachel for being my GDT this week
You have done me proud yet again. I love them all.
 I know I say it every week but I really hope you will pop over to the girls blogs, just click on the girls names and it will take you straight there.
Chris xxxxx

Wednesday, 24 October 2012


Good morning to you all, I hope you are all keeping well and busy crafting, if so can you  pass some of your mojo my way please. I am still struggling.
I have managed to make 2 cards this week for the showcase using some of my new toys I treated myself too. ssssshh don`t tell hubby lol.
This week the girls have been playing with my flower image which I drew while on holiday along with another!!!!!! that will be on display next week.
Don`t forget all my images can be bought by clicking on my DIGI SHOP tab above.......
Right lets get onto the cards
Unfortunately Gill has not been very well,  she will be joining us again next week.
Get well Soon Gill xx
And lastly my 2 cards and I must admit I love the 2nd one best
For these I have used.........
6 x 6 scalloped card, My digi, Xcut nesting dies, Spellbinders Labels one, Cosmic Shimmer in black,Spellbinders Decorative Lace Border, Promarkers, Tied Together Embossing Folder, Cheery Lynn Mini Fanciful Flourish, Tim Holtz Distress Inks in Worn Lipstick and bits and bobs from my stash.
I hope you will  take a few  moments and visit the girls blogs and leave them a comment as they deserve every one they get. Their cards are outstanding and I adore each one,
Tina, Lindsay, Jane.
Chris xxxxx