Monday, 22 July 2013


Good morning all, and a very big welcome to my new followers.
Over the weekend I had a tidy up in the craftroom before decorating ( no not started yet)and came across some old cd`s and straight away I thought I could do something with these, so now they are safely tucked away in my drawer for future use, except for one which I have had a play with, and what better than to use a photo of my gorgeous great granddaughter.
I was lucky to have some lace sent to me by the lovely Lindsay, Thank you.
So out came my lace stash to see what I could come up with. I hope you like it.
Wall hanging.
My granddaughter loves pink, I used 3 lots of lace. Pink on the outside then white and pink and white in the centre. Printed the photo then diecut with Stately Circles and backed with pink card. Flourish diecuts added, Bow with pearls, flowers from stash.
I would like to enter this into:
Emmas Cards UK - Lace and Pearls
My Craft Creations - Die cut shapes
Challenges 4 Everybody - Anything Goes

Monday, 15 July 2013

Roses are Red.........

Good afternoon everyone, yesterday we had cloud all day not happy at that, but woke up this morning its glorious sunshine woohoo. Unfortunately have not been unable to enjoy it yet as the dreaded h.......k got in the way so too compensate for that I took some short breaks in between and made a card..... like you would lol.
The last few weeks I have been playing with the cd`s for Jem`s Designs and making samples for their up and coming shows, no I cannot show you them... yet..., so I thought I would brush the dust off my Promarkers which have been sorely neglected tut tut I hear you all say lol.
Then I had to choose what image I was going to use, after a lot of time spent last evening looking at stamps and images, I finally decided to use one of my own digi`s... Rose. I had forgotten how much I enjoyed colouring in.  I still need loads of practise.
To set the image off I used black card for the base and stamped and clear embossed it.
The spine of the card has also a different look called Braided Card technique which I found on Pinterest and just had to have a go, you can find it here. Yes it is so easy.
I also used Spellbinders Timeless rectangles and ribbon from my stash. I shall add a sentiment when I know what it will be for.

Thank you all for popping by......


Thursday, 11 July 2013

Just a Note........

Wow another week has gone by so quickly, another weekend nearly upon us and I have not got done what I wanted too, oh well there`s always next week lol.
Made this card last week and would you believe it got lost among all the papers on my desk oops. I bought some of Ali Reeves templates and thought I would have a play after watching her on C & C. For this I used a 5 x 5 scalloped card and placed the template onto the card and used Tattered Rose to ink the inside of template then stamped the poppy ( very kindly given to me by the lovely Lindsay ) with Memento black tuxedo then wrote Just a Note in the corner. I`m not sure if I need to add anything else!!!!!!!
Now before I go just a little update on my granddaughter Ashley, She is still having dialysis 3 times a week, so at times she does get depressed as she has to watch how much she drinks and has to be careful around anyone who may be unwell themselves.
To say I am so PROUD of her is an understatement. I love you so much.
Oooops nearly forgot my great granddaughter Isabella is now 2 months old  and weighs 7lb and she is coming on in leaps and bounds even if she did sleep most of the time while she was here today.
Finally managed to get one or two photo`s when she did open her eyes lol. beside her is the little teddy that hubby bought her and yes it does have Arsenal on, we have to start her early lol.


Tuesday, 9 July 2013

Christmas in July......

Good morning all my lovely followers, I hope you are all well and enjoying the weather. Again I have been a bit lax in posting and leaving comments as it has been a busy time for me the last few days as busy making samples for the new Jems Designs cd, which will be coming to your screens soon.

Today is the start of a brand new challenge over at
LEJ Designs Challenge Blog  -   Christmas in July
So come on girls and boys pop on over and get your christmas hat on and join in.
The first randomly winner picked will win is 4 digi`s of your choice from

LEJ Designs

And the second randomly winner will win some Crafting Goodies.
While you are there have a look at what the design team have created.

I am very lucky to be a Guest Designer this week.
 For my card I have used the Reindeer baby available from LEJ Designs and he is a real cutie. The card shape I found on Pinterest so thought I would give it a go and it is so simple. I printed the backing paper from MCS onto the Linen card from Paper Mill,  Blue vellum for the die cuts, Image coloured with Promarkers, sentiment and stocking added from MCS.
Thank you for popping by and I will try my very best to
return comments on your blogs as soon as I can.
I would like to enter this into
Stamp and Create Monthly Challenge - July Challenge - Christmas in July
`ABC` Challenges - Christmas in July
Crafty Sentiments - Christmas in July
Fab `n` Funky - Christmas in July