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Wednesday, 9 December 2015

Kumihimo.....

Good evening crafty friends, followers and visitors :).
I have been enjoying making Kumihimo bracelets after watching a you tube video,
so I sent off  for some bits and bobs and these are what I have made so far.
This was my first one and I must admit I was quite pleased with it.

I found some seed beads in my drawer and had a play with them.
After my granddaughters saw them, they wanted one each for christmas.


Saturday, 7 November 2015

A Bit of Both

Good evening everyone.
What a miserable day it has been here.
I have had another go at zentangling, this one I really enjoyed.

Again the template is from the very talented Ben Kwok.
Coloured with Promarkers and Flex Markers

 Christmas Cards.

Ivy Die by Creative Expressions 
Brittania Die Poinsettia
Sentiment Die by Signature Dies
Cosmic Shimmer 




Card made with Freebies
Background 
Stamp coloured with Promarkers
Snowflake Die

I would like to enter this into:-



Sunday, 1 November 2015

Zentangling....

Hello Friends, Crafters and followers I hope you are all keeping well. :)

If you have been wondering where I have been, well I  have been crafting in the background but I keep forgetting to update my blog... so here I am at last :).

I have always wondered how easy it is to do Zentangle,  I was lucky to come across a page on FB so I joined, oh boy it is so addictive and relaxing.

I printed the template from the FB page and printed it a couple of times onto copy paper to practise, This is what I finally finished with............

I went quite simple on the patterns to start me off.
 The template is from Ben Kwok.
What to do next is the big question !!!!!!!! :)

I would like to enter this into:-
http://craftingfromtheheartchallengeblog.blogspot.co.uk/  Anything Goes


Tuesday, 8 September 2015

Scottish Emblem.....

Good morning fellow crafter`s, friends and visitors.

My apologies for being missing in action, my mojo yet again decided to go walkabout, so I took time out to get other things done that had been put to the sidelines.

As some of you might know I am on the Design Team for Delightful Digi`s Designs and Emma has created more fab images for all you crafter`s to enjoy. You can find them here:-

They are a complete change from everything else she has created and they are perfect for any scottish friend or family member.

I must admit what with  my mojo disappearing it took me time but I managed to colour them in then to sit and design the card.... yes I managed it so here they are.......

Thank you Emma they are Fab
This one is called Thistle Banner

7x7 white card
Backing paper is the backing paper from delightful Digi`s Designs, which I took into gimp and made into a PNG to add colour.
Image from Delightful Digi`s added the sentiment in MCS and coloured with the New Nuvo pens from Tonic and they are fab.
The topper shape is a template I used from Emma.

This one is Squirrel

6x6 scalloped card
backing paper (brown) is from Prima Botanical Collection
Acorn backing paper from Delightful Digi Designs
Image Delightful Digi Designs
Coloured with Nuvo pens from Tonic
All Occasions sentiment die.

I hope you will pop over and have a look and even buy some of Emma`s fabulous images

Thursday, 6 August 2015

Christmas Time is creeping up on us.........

Good evening to you all. I hope you are all well and crafting away.

I have no excuse for not blogging lately as I have made cards and they are already to be put on here, but just could not be bothered or had the time. That does sound awful, I just needed some time away from it.So I have been beavering away in the background plus having a good clean up of my craft room, still got bits to do.
After the day I have had I needed something constructive to do so what better way than to update my blog.

A few weeks ago I was lucky enough to receive some lovely free craft goodies 
from Docrafts ( Emma Collins). It is mostly diecut decoupage which I have not done for yongs, so it bought memories back how I first got into craft making, mind you back in those days you had to cut them all out lol.



These were all made using 5x5 white cards
papers are from Dovecraft
first 2 are decoupaged and 3rd is just the topper
Dee`s Distinctively Sentiment dies
Corner snow die cannot remember where that one is from.






Friday, 24 July 2015

Wedding Horseshoe.......

Good evening crafty friends, followers and visitors, are you as fed up as me with all this rain. The only good thing about it is we get to craft. :) 

My card tonight is the wedding card for the bride and groom who I did the stationery for. Trouble was I took the photo before I added the butterfly in top right corner ooops, so hope you can use your imagination :).

The image is from Delightful Digi`s called 
" Lucky Horseshoe "
You can find it HERE
7x7 white card
Purple card from Colman Print
Die`sire Regency Swirls embossing folder
Tonic Boudoir Square Die using glitter card from stash
Delightful Digi Lucky Horseshoe image
sentiment done in word
Spellbinders Fancy Tags Two
Coloured with Promarkers
Creative Expressions Pearl gems coloured with Pilot Silver pen

Thursday, 23 July 2015

Butterfly Wedding Stationery.....

Good evening Crafty Friends, followers and visitors.
I hope you are all keeping well. Hugs to anyone who needs them.

Did you wonder where I have been !!!!!!!!. I decided to take a little break as I have been very busy making wedding stationery for my Avon lady Sonia who got married on 17th July so I am now able to show what I created for her. A few months ago I put the invitations on my blog after they were sent out, so all it left was the place settings and table planner.
Everything was a butterfly theme in chocolate box purple.
This wedding stationery is the first for me.... could I take this on ?????


Sonia already had the place cards so all I had to do was add names and embellish them.
The butterfly is from All Occasion Dies.
Purple card from Colman Print
 and for the butterfly trail Sakura pen.


Purple card from Colman Print
Tonic Header Dies Butterfly
All Occasion Butterfly Die.

These were the invites, apologies for the colour being different these were taken under artificial light.
Note to self.... Must do better lol.





Monday, 13 July 2015

Strike a Pose......

Good evening fellow crafters, friends and followers.
Hoping you all had a wonderful weekend.
I made this card the other week and totally forgot about until I was going through my folders.

It is another fabulous image from
  Delightful Digi`s
Titled " Photography 1 "
and you can find it HERE


6 x 6 white card
Images from web and put together in MCS
Image printed and diecut with Spellbinders Oval
lightly coloured with promarkers
Sentiment stamp from stash
Black card from stash
camera film was printed and cut out and attached with Pinflair

I would like to enter this into :-



Friday, 10 July 2015

The Bells are Ringing....

Good evening fellow crafters, friends and visitors. I hope you are all keeping well. Sending hugs for those who needs them.

I had a few days where my mojo decided to go walk abouts, so I managed to get some other things done and dusted :). Thankfully mojo is back.

For my card I used the Bells image from
Delightful Digi`s
Christmas Collection 2015.
You can find all her images HERE
Plus there are images for all occasions along with backing papers.


6 x 6 green scalloped card
Embossalicious Merry Christmas embossing folder
Delightful Digi`s image " Bells "
Pee wee Glitters
and Promarkers.

I would like to enter this into:-


Tuesday, 30 June 2015

Christmas time.......

Good morning to you all, I hope you are enjoying the weather.

I have 2 cards to show you today from the  new
" Christmas Collection " by
Which are being released today.
 Emma has come up with loads of amazing images and backgrounds, I am sure there is something for everybody to love and to create cards etc with, so why not pop over and take a peek.
My first card is using the 
" Noel and Rectangle Frame " 
I decide to go quite clean on this as I did not want to take away from the images.
7x7 white card
I took the Noel image into a graphics programme so I could insert into the frame.
All coloured with Promarkers
Fluffy stuff on pudding and candle
PeeWee glitters which I have had for years 
Pinflair snow

I would like to enter this into........



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My second card is using the 
Bear with Presents and snowflake background

7x7 white card
Snowflake backing paper
Dovecraft Back to Basics Christmas Paper matted onto red card
Image coloured with promarkers and
PeeWee Glitters
embellishments from stash.

I would like to enter this into........



Sunday, 21 June 2015

Molly.....

Happy Sunday fellow crafter`s, friends and visitors, 
and a special hello and welcome to my latest follower Sheila.

Today is my last Design Team make for Scribble & Scrap Challenge Blog as it is closing down.

Thank you Lexie for letting me be part of the team. I have thoroughly enjoyed myself and I wish you all the very BEST for the future.
I hope you will all pop over and enter your makes and leave a comment for Lexie.
Let`s make this final challenge go out with a BIG bang, and as always there is a prize for the winner and the rules are so simple.

My card for this final challenge which is always "Anything Goes " is called 
Molly in the Rain 
and she is from

6x6 white card
pink paper from Me to You Especially for you
Rain drop paper and image from Delightful Digi`s
Happy Birthday banner from Memory Box
Gloosy Accents for raindrops
Coloured with Promarkers
Buttons and ribbon from stash.

THANK YOU LEXIE IT HAS BEEN A BLAST XXXXX

I would like to enter this into :-



Thursday, 18 June 2015

Monochrome

Hi fellow crafters, friends and visitors,
 I hope you are keeping well and enjoying the weather. Hugs to anybody who needs them xxxx

Where has the week gone!!!!!!
I made a card last week and completely forgot to update my blog with it. Doh.
This I have created using The O-Sew-Sweet flower element sheet and sentiment sheet from


6x6 black scallop card
White card embossed using my own folder
Delightful Digi`s Flower and Sentiment element sheets
They are so easy to cut out and to colour if you wish.
black card for matting 
black lace 

I would like to enter this into:-
http://thecraftingcafe.blogspot.co.uk/ June challenge black & White 

Wednesday, 10 June 2015

Angels and Cherubs......

Hello to you all, I hope you are keeping well, sending hugs for those who are under the weather.

I want to tell you all about a New Collection by 
The images are amazing and can be used for many occasions.
We all hate having to make sympathy cards.
I have used "Cherub" for my card.

Image and butterfly backing paper by Delightful Digi`s
Tonic dies to make the card
Silver card for background
SB Fancy Tags Two
All Occasions Butterfly Dies
Sentiment stamped with Memento.

Thank you for popping by. xxxxx


Sunday, 7 June 2015

Motorbike....

Hello fellow crafter`s, friends and visitors.

It is time for another challenge over at

As always it is " Anything Goes #46 " it would be great 
if you pop over and join in with us and I know the DT would love to see and comment on your cards and as always there is a fabulous prize to be won, along with being chosen as Top 3.
The rules are very simple.

My Dt card MOTORBIKE " is from
                                     


7X7 White card
Black card from papermill
Red card embossed with Embossalicious Picnic Plaid
Motorbike/Love paper from delightful Digi`s
Image diecut out of the box with SB Labels 29
Sentiment done in word
HB diecuts by All Occasions
Card Candi
Image coloured with Promarkers and Silver Gelly Roll pen

I would like to enter this into:-

http://www.cardsgalorechallenges.blogspot.co.uk/ AG (monthly june)
http://www.craftingbydesigns.blogspot.co.uk/2015/06/june-anything-goes-challenge.html
http://www.inspirationdestinationchallengeblog.blogspot.co.uk/
http://brownsugarchallenge.blogspot.co.uk/2015/06/challenge-149-anything-goes.html

Tuesday, 2 June 2015

Sweet Scribbles....

Good evening my fellow crafters, friends and visitors.

What a day it has been,  rain, wind and flipping chilly, until now its blue skies and sun just a bit late, mind you the wind is still blowing quite hard.

But that`s enough of the weather forecast lol.
I have been very busy over the weekend making 70 place settings, table planner and a birthday card for hubby`s birthday tomorrow and in between that lot I have made a DT sample card for

We would love to see a few more followers on the blog and Facebook.

This one I have used the Magical Mushroom Houses and sentiment


6x6 white card
backing paper from MCS
Blue paper from Lily of the Valley NitWits Collections
I took the images into Gimp to put them altogether.
Images printed onto Joanna Sheen Elegance Satin
and coloured with Promarkers
blossom and leaves cut using punches 
Creative Expressions Pine Bough

Thursday, 28 May 2015

Dragonfly......

Good evening to my fellow crafters, friends and visitors, 
and a special welcome to my 3 new followers
 Anna, Lori and MammaMia.

I have some exciting news to share you, 
the wonderful talented Emma from Delightful Digi`s
asked if I would like to be on her Design Team well I just could not refuse as her digi`s are fabulous and she is so very talented and I cannot wait to showcase them all with you.

You can find her beautiful creations over at 
Please pop over and have a look, you will not be disappointed.

The card I am showing tonight is from the new collection called
O-SEW-SWEET
which includes the images, backing papers, project sheet and sentiments.

Mine is called O-SEW-SWEET Dragonfly.

7x7 white card
Black, yellow, blue card from stash
Spellbinders Stately Circles
Delightful Digi Dragonfly paper 
Image was printed onto Joanna Sheen Elegance Satin card 
and coloured with Promarkers
Memory Box Happy Birthday Garland
Gems from stash.



Sunday, 24 May 2015

Pretty in Pink

Happy Bank Holiday to you all. 
We had beautiful warm sunny weather yesterday  and sun is shining again today.
I am here with my DT card for

Challenge #45 Always Anything Goes

Thank you all so much for your wonderful creations. 
I thoroughly loved looking at them and leaving you well deserved comments. 
The rules are very simple and you can find them on the blog, so come on pop over and enter your creations and you could win a lovely prize or be chosen for top 3.
6x6 whites card
Light brown card from stash
dotted paper from Me to You
Diamond patterned paper free in magazine
Stamp was also a freebie and coloured with Promarkers
Cannot remember what the corner die is sorry
Spellbinders Timeless Rectangle
Gems from stash


Thursday, 21 May 2015

This is Phillipa.......

Good afternoon to you all.
I hope you are enjoying this lovely warm weather today.
My card today is using another image from
Please pop over and have a browse and follow her,
 she is adding images and backing papers all the time and if you pop over to her facebook page and give a like, comment and share you can win a prize.

The image I used for this card is called Phillipa and when I saw her I knew it had to be Paris themed

7x7 white card
Backing Paper came from Pinterest along with the Eiffel Tower
 which I cut out and placed on foam pads
Spellbinders Classic Scalloped Ovals Large
coloured with Promarkers (not completely happy with the hair on this)
 roses from stash

Sunday, 17 May 2015

Cara........

Good evening friends and fellow crafters.

I was asked if I would like to be on the design team for the Brand NEW
Of course I said yes.
Please pop over and follow her blog, where she is running a competition at the moment.
 You can also find her images on her FaceBook page Here.
The image I have used this time is called Cara
I hope you like it

7x7 white card
Patterned layer is from Pinflair
Signature Dies Sarah Lace Border SD230
Promarkers
My own flowers made with Brittania Large Flower Die
Signature Dies for the leaves
Gems from stash for ear rings and necklace

Wednesday, 13 May 2015

Sarah Kay.................

Good evening again everyone, I think my crafty mind is working overtime lol.  
looking through my craft drawers I found several decoupage sheets that I have had for yonks and some lovely papers that I received from a swap on Docrafts, looking through them to see if I wanted to keep them I found the perfect pair, well in my mind they go together :).


6x6 white card
bottom layer is Core`dinations, next layer is terracotta card from stash
 and the top layer is one of the sheets that I got in the swap.
The image is from Studio Light and one of Sarah Kay, 
I decide not to decoupage this one
The flowers I made from an assortment of dies.
The sentiment was a freebie in a magazine.
I used the terracotta card to bring out the flower pot in the basket.
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Tuesday, 12 May 2015

Hibiscus....

Good evening to you all, I hope you have had a good day. 
In between ironing and the dreaded HW!!!!!! I have managed to finish a card I started yesterday.
The image was a freebie on Becky`s Place HERE.
7x7 white card
layers are black, pink, yellow card from stash.
I embossed the yellow card with Embossalicious Regency Swirls.
Signature Dies Tessa Lace Edger SD246.
Coloured with promarkers
Inked edges of image with VersaMagic Pixie Dust
Ribbon from Dovecraft.
I have yet to add the sentiment.
Not sure if it needs anything else!!!!!!!


Sunday, 10 May 2015

A little Birdie told me.......

Where!!!  has the last 2 weeks gone, I cannot believe it is time for another challenge over at :-


We had another amazing turnout, thank you all so much, your cards and projects were fabulous.

As always it is Anything Goes,
I`m hoping to see your cards entered and you could win a lovely prize, or chosen for top three.
The two winners will win :-
Sweet Pea Stamps - Norma J Burnell - Will-O and the Wisp Rubber Stamp.

I`m hoping to see your cards entered and you could win a lovely prize, or chosen for top three.
Please pop over to see what the design team have come up with and leave a well earned comment for them. So what are you waiting for :).
Here is my card
For this I used a 6x6 cream scallop card.
 Crafters Companion Moonbeam Meadow stamps/sentiments were a freebie in Quick Cards Made Easy.
Background paper from Lili of the Valley Bonnets & Bowties which was also a freebie
Spellbinders dies Decagons
Blue card from stash
Image coloured with Lancaster coloured pencils, 
Fun Tastic pencils and Crayola Watercolour pencils

Friday, 8 May 2015

Happy Birthday......

Good morning everybody, Hope you are enjoying the beautiful weather today.

2 years ago my gorgeous granddaughter Ashley made me a Great grandmother with the birth of Isabella on the 8th May 2013.
This is the card that I made for her.

7x7 white card and all made in Serif.

 I am so very proud of Ashley as she went and still is going through some very bad days with having dialysis 3 times a week .
My Great granddaughter Isabella then:-
and how she is now
This was taken a few weeks ago when it was very cold.



Sunday, 26 April 2015

Challenge Time ....

Good morning to you all, I hope you are all keeping well, sending hugs if you are not.

It`s time for Challenge 43 over at.....

and as always it is 
 " Anything Goes "
We had a fabulous amount of entries for No 42 so thank you all very much.
So pop on over and enter, you could win a really lovely prize, We don`t have many rules so here is a quick reminder.......

1.  No backlinking...new projects only please.
2.  Make sure you are following the blog.
3.  Make sure our link is in your blog post. 
4.  Please use your name or nickname on your entry and not a description of the project. 
5. Maximum of 3 entries each please.
Please check rules on tab at top of page if unsure.

Here is my DT card.
7x7 black scallop card
red card embossed with Signature Stencil Decorative Trellis 6602
Rose image and Sentiment is from Delightful Digi`s
Coloured with Promarkers and Graph`it Markers
Gems from stash.

I would like to enter this into:-




Tuesday, 21 April 2015

Live, Love, Laugh.......

Good evening to all my crafty friends, followers and visitors.
I hope you are all enjoying the lovely weather. Today in between washing and doing the dreaded HW, I managed to make a card that is a bit different to what I usually do. The colour`s are a lot better in real life so I Hope you like it.

7x7 white card
Signature Dies Sarah Lace Border SD230
Spellbinder Die Decorative Labels 22
Orange glitter card as base
Perfect Floral Companions cd for the frame
McGill Designer Pine punch
Flowers from stash
Sentiment was a freebie from magazine
The picture below is with the flash on.


Sunday, 12 April 2015

Posy of Flowers.....

Happy sunday to you all and welcome to another challenge over at.........

This week it is challenge #42  Anything Goes 
where you can win a lovely prize.
We had another fabulous amount of entries, so thank you all very much for taking part, because without you we would not have a challenge.
Here is my DT card.

7x7 white card
The image is my own digi coloured with Promarkers and Graph`It markers
black card from stash
 ( sorry cannot remember where I got it from)
Patterned papers are from Perfect Floral Companions CD
Purple card embossed with freebie embossing folder
Ribbon from Dunelm
Lace and gems from stash.

Now that you have seen my card please pop over to Scribble & Scrap and see what the other Design Team members have created, and while you are there why not enter a creation of your own, 
but just remember no backlinking please.

I would like to enter this into :-






Monday, 6 April 2015

Butterfly.......

Happy Easter Monday to all my crafty friends, followers and visitors.
 I hope you have not eaten to much chocolate :). 

My card today is using a brand new digi called Butterfly from the very talented
Emma Goddard.
You can find all her digi`s on her website Delightful Digi`s . so pop on over and have a look.


7x7 white card
Black and yellow card from stash
Coredinations  orange
Butterfly by Delightful Digi`s
Lace from stash
I only used 2 colours for the image and they are
 Promarker Oatmeal and  Graph`it 1130

I would like to enter this into:-




Tuesday, 31 March 2015

CAS Card

Hello to all my crafty followers, friends and visitors.
I hope you are all keeping safe in the terrible winds that have hit us. Would you believe that I have blogged 3 days on the trot, my brain must be in overdrive lol.

This time its just a simple card using some freebies.

6x6 white card,
Embossing folder & flower stamp is from Simply Cards and Papercrafts this month, the sentiment is another freebie.
blue card from Core`dinations
pink card from stash 
Debbie Moore white embossing powder
Color Box Chalk Inkpad in Prussian Blue
Pink ribbon from stash

Monday, 30 March 2015

Spring has Sprung....

Good afternoon to you all, I hope this is finding you all well and busy crafting.

I had a little play at colouring again yesterday with a free image that I got from 

How I did not go over the lines is beyond me as we had some horrific weather Thunder/lightening, torrential downpour we could`nt even see across the road and it was very dark.
Before I finished the card this morning I thought I would have a go at making a daffodil, 
I think a bit more practice is needed lol.

7x7 white card from Joanna Sheen
Green Coredinations card
Patterned paper Lili of the Valley
Signature Lace Edger Die
Promarkers

I would like to enter this into.........


Sunday, 29 March 2015

Baby Boy

Before I get onto my card I would like to welcome 2 new followers to my blog Catherine and Cindy. I hope you enjoy your visits,  and hello to all my crafty followers, friends and visitors.

It is time for a new challenge on Scribble & Scrap blog and it is.....

" Always Anything Goes #41 "

We had an amazing amount of entries this time which was lovely,
 thank you to everybody for taking part,
There is a wonderful prize to be won so pop on over to see the details and get your entry in and also to see if any of you were the lucky winner of challenge #40.

For my DT card this time I decided to use my Crib Digi to make a baby card.


6x6 white card
My image printed onto Elegance Satin by Joanna Sheen 
and coloured in with Promarkers then matted onto blue card from stash.
Patterned paper from MCS.
Cosmic Shimmer Summer Blue PVA
Embellishments from my stash had them for so long sorry cannot tell you where I got them from.

Now that you have seen mine, I would love to see yours entered.

I would like to enter this into........





Thursday, 19 March 2015

Poppies

Good evening to my friends, bloggers and visitors.
 
Just a quick one from me this evening. looking through my pinterest boards I cam across a tutorial for out of the box and I gave it ago. Hope you like....
6x6 pale green scalloped card
embossing folder is my own design
SB Classic Ovals Large
SB Labels Twenty Five
Poppy image was a freebie in magazine
Promarkers
Ribbon and gems from stash
For tutorial to do out of the box
please find here.
 
Don`t forget to enter the Scribble and Scrap Challenge and as always it`s
Anything Goes

Sunday, 15 March 2015

Birthday Girl......

Good morning and welcome to all my lovely friends, followers and visitors.
 
Well I think it`s about time I told you my exciting news..........
 
I am now a Design Team member for....................................
 
 
I am really looking forward to working with Lexie and the rest of the design team.
 
As always the challenge is "Anything Goes " #40,
is just starting so pop on over and join in the fun.

My DT card

is a special one for my granddaughter Ashley as it is her 21st and I am so proud of her with having to go through kidney dialysis at least 3 times a week and looking after my great granddaughter.

I used an 8x8 white card matted with black card.
The pattern papers came from Perfect Floral Companions cd and Perfect Forever Companions cd.
Spellbinders Stately Circles
Memory Box precious hearts
Brittania large and medium flower dies
Signature Dies Rose Leaves
All Occasion Flourish Dies
All Occasion medium Flower Dies
Creative Expressions pearl string
Spellbinder flower dies

I would like to enter this into:-
http://www.craftforthecraic.blogspot.ie/2015/03/challenge-14-bingo.html
Bingo - Die Cut - More than 2 layers - Image
http://thesistersofcraft.blogspot.co.uk/ Anything Goes
http://craftycardmakers.blogspot.co.uk/ For a special woman
http://craftingfromtheheartchallengeblog.blogspot.co.uk/ Anything Goes