Wednesday, 29 January 2014

One for the Men....

Good evening to you all and a very warm welcome to my latest followers Dorothy H,  Debbie Fisher and Erin Bentley. I cannot believe I am only 10 away from 300 followers, thank you all so much.
I cannot believe its been nearly a week since I last blogged, I have been making cards but for some reason I did not get round to posting.... I`m blaming Pinterest for taking all my time up lol along with other things.
Last week I decided to enter a few challenges with my Rose card ( see post below) and surprise I got top 3 over at Incy Wincy, I just could not believe it, that really made my day, perhaps I should enter a few more... what do you think?.
Now onto this weeks card I decided to make one for the men or new home
1. 6x6 Black scallop card
2. Creative Expressions Village stamp
3. White card embossed with polka dot embossing folder 
4. lamp stamped and cut out and clear gloss over the top.
5. black Ribbon, candi and sentiment stamp from stash.
I would like to enter this into..
Crafty Cardmakers and more... Black and White
Dream Valley Challenges.. No Designer paper
Through the Craft Room Door... Anything Goes
Chris xxxxx


Thursday, 23 January 2014


Hello everyone,   I hope you are all keeping well, sending huggles for those who are not feeling 100%.
Lets get the waffle bit over lol. I treated myself to the new Heartfelt Creations Raindrops on Roses dies and stamp last week and also an A4 embossing board so of course when they arrived the other day I just had to play :), first though I had to get the dreaded h-------k out of the way, boy it took ages... perhaps because I kept stopping for a cuppa, well you just have too lol. Once that was out of the way I then had to decide what I was going to do, as you can imagine lots of things kept popping into my head and I thought oh my goodness where do I start !!!!!!!!.
Well here is the first one, I had to write the other ideas down in case I forget.
8x8 white card used for this. The first backing is pink card from stash, I then embossed white hammered card with Picnic Plaid from Die`sire and inked with VersaMagic Pink Petunia. For the main image I decided it was time to get the Promarkers out and and used my own DIGI Image... ROSE, colours used were Blossom, Antique Pink, Pink Carnation, Pine, Grass, and Leaf Green, so glad I printed 2 off as I completely mucked the first one up, still need to practise and hopefully will get there one day lol. I then diecut the Raindrops on Roses and corner die from La-La Land Crafts.
Then I realised I did not have the right colour ribbon.... so off I trot to Dunelm (10 mins away from mine). Shock of shocks they are getting rid of their craft so not much to be had there, luckily the haberdashery dept had loads of ribbon. Last thing added was stick pin from stash.

I would like to enter this into..
Diva`s By Design.. Anything Goes
Incy Wincy Designs Challenge.. Flower Frenzy
 Creative Inspirations.. Ribbon
In The Pink Challenge.. Diecuts/Punches
Chris xxxxx

Monday, 20 January 2014

Flowers again.....

Good afternoon to all my lovely followers, friends and passer bys, I hope your day is going well. What a day it has been here, we woke late this morning as hubby`s alarm clock did not go off for some reason so instead of being up at 6.45 it was 8 and hubby had to be at work by 8.30, talk about rushing around phew it was exhausting lol.
Well that really put me out of sorts, I was going to do so much today, but in the end I could not be bothered so I decided to have a play with some of my dies and I am quite pleased with the finished card unlike the other day when I used some freebie sewing stamps. Got the card made which I thought was ok but have now decided I dont like it one little bit so it`s in the bin.
Waffle over lol here is my card..... Hope you like it
5x5 white card
Kanban Garden Vistas backing paper which I roughened the edges with scissors then inked with Versa Magic Ink Pretty Petunia. Spellbinders Decorative Labels One cut out in white, then cut  same paper to fit inside. Rose leaves from Signature Dies, McGill punched Designer Pine, flower from Brittania Medium Die sentiment die cut from All Occasion Dies.
I may well have to try this on a bigger card with more flowers.
Chris xxxxx

Thursday, 16 January 2014


I cannot believe we are half way through January already, and it has been absolutely ages since I last blogged oops. Life does get in the way at times.
While I was having a tidy in my craft room last week I came across some cameo`s that I bought from Lakeland when they had a craft department, now that is awhile ago lol, so of course I had to have a play.
6 x 6 black scalloped card
Backing Paper was a freebie Prima Botanical Collection pad from
Simply Cards & Papercraft
Cameo from Lakeland
Spellbinders Floral Ovals
La-La Land Corner die
Marianne leaf die
Brittania Dies Medium Rose Die
lace from stash
black card from stash for backing the cameo
I really enjoyed making the flowers from scrap bits of card.
Thank you for popping by
Chris xxxxx