Tuesday, 17 November 2009

Pics of Northumberland

Here's a few photies of our half term break.

Sunday Stampers - Week, Errrm, Can't Remember!

Ummmmm, sorry Hels, think the Snowman theme was about three weeks ago but............Ta DaHHHHH, I've finished it.

Have been crafting but just not had time to blog any, so am being a good girl and blogging my SS.

Saturday, 10 October 2009

Mojo Monday

Well I've made it just, started this card and the begining of the week, but have a house full of men watching rugby so escaped to my craft room and cracked on with a few more Chrimbo cards and finished the Mojo Monday challenge.

Here it is and thanks for looking too!

Monday, 5 October 2009


Well I'm always behind and I know it's not Wednesday, but lets just pretend, so here's me and my ickle craft room and desk. Ummmm, didn't take me long to get used to not having to put stash away all the time, but in my defence my room is a work in progress as I don't have any shelves yet, thats my excuse anyway!

Sunday, 4 October 2009

Christmas Cards

Well howdy folks!

Have made about 20 Chrimbo cards but guess what, not scanned any, so here's one I have scanned, have been decoupage crazy at the minute but am missing my stamping so may need to change direction. Not had much crafting time the last couple of weeks so although I thought I was ahead, I'm not now, so will have to get my butt into gear.

Saturday, 19 September 2009

Thank you cards

I have been asked to do three thank you cards for work and they are all for men, what joy, I thought! Although I feel honoured to be asked, I wish I hadn't, know what I mean! Or am I just not confident enough?

I have done one and thought I might just change the colour schemes for the other two. Watcha think?

Wednesday, 16 September 2009

Mojo Monday - 104

I love this blog http://mojomonday.blogspot.com/ but have never entered a challenge before and this is my effort.
I know I have been a naughty blogger, but have started on my Christmas cards as I was soooo behind last year I got really stressed, but needed a break.
Huge thanks to all who take a peek.

Tuesday, 18 August 2009


Have had a very small number of copics for ages and thought I had best have a play. Here's what I did, still not sure if I like them or not, maybe I just don't have enough of them yet!

Tuesday, 4 August 2009

Thank You Card

I have been asked to do a couple of simple thank you cards for a work collegue. Oh we do get side tracked don't we, have only managed one and hope it fits the bill. Was tempted to glitter to add a bit of bling, but have moved away from the card and hidden the glitter. I know my scanning is rubbish, but hey! I have been up since five am this morning. Thank You for taking a peek.

Sunday, 26 July 2009

Birthday Card

Happy Birthday for yesterday to my friend Anne, hope you had a lovely day and got loads of pressies.

Here's the card I made, using Cosmo Cricket papers and a Stampin Up butterfly stamp.

Sunday, 19 July 2009

Sunday Stampers - Pretty

I cannot believe it's April since I last blogged, don't think anyone will have noticed, but it has probably been about eight weeks since I crafted. I had to pack up all my goodies as we have moved house and I HAVE MY OWN ICKLE CRAFT ROOM, so it has been worth it. Have a lovely new desk, am trying to keep it clean and undamaged, honest!

Well I have done my first challenge in ages too and as the title says it has to be pretty, check out http://pinkleart.blogspot.com/, go on have a go, you know you want to.

Have I managed pretty, I hope so.
I have used some adoreable stamps from Craftwork Cards and some gorgeous luxury card and die cut pack from QVC, I think the rub on is from Stampin Up.

Monday, 13 April 2009

Sunday Stampers

Am managing to get back into crafting and have joined in the Sunday Stampers http://pinkleart.blogspot.com/ this week. Have not done any challenges for a while and just happen to be having a black and silver phase which fits in with the challenge this week.
Used trusty old Penny Black stamps which come out time after time and have stamped the butterfly on some silver foiled sheets which can also go through your printer, these were purchased from the http://www.theartisticstamper.com/. I have some of that luuurrrvvvverllleeeee canvas that Hels is smitten with but as with lots of stash I have, not got round to using it, must try this week while off work. Happy crafting everyone.

Wednesday, 8 April 2009

What a bad blogger and crafter I've been!

Opps, not been very good lately, but here are a few cards I have made a couple for friends birthdays and the latest one which I have just about finished, but think it needs a bit of glitter glue, for my friends 40th birthday tomorrow.

Thanks for taking a peek.

Saturday, 14 March 2009

Just a Quickie

Well not had anything to blog for ages, but that's because I don't seem to have time to do any crafting. I really, really need to get some cards done with birthdays creeping up on me so forced myself to take a bit of time the other evening and managed to do a couple, the third ended up in the bin after I'd cocked it up twice, gave up and went to bed.

But here's what I managed and am now hopefully going to settle down for another couple of peaceful hours, daughter at her friends and husband sitting down to watch the footie.

Wednesday, 4 February 2009

Sunday Stampers - Brown

My effort for this week is an altered notebook and is gold and brown. I used a gold paint dabber, swirl stamps from the Artistic Stamper, paper flowers which I lurrrrrve and a bit of ribbon. This has now been sent to a friend as my January piece for the me to you swap which I am involved with. I decorated the inside too, but didn't scan it, the lustre of the gold paint does not show up on the piccy. I played with the stamping, I dried some of the swirl and then added clear embossing powder and re heated, this caused a more rough effect rather than a smooth shiney one.

I will also confess to the boob I made too, I thought I was clever by removing the spiral wires with my wire cutters to make it easier to paint, thinking I could cut and use some of my own wires. Ummmmm, didn't have any that fit, did I. After sulking, fiddling with wires and head scratching, I threaded fibres through the holes but did'nt like it, pulled out my ribbon drawer and found one lonely length of gold ribbon, eureka, threaded it through and personally was much happier with it. Hope Kerry likes it too.

Monday, 26 January 2009

There seems to be a lot of metal art around at the moment and of course I just had to have a go. Have seen some fabulous works of art on blogs, and been sorely tempted to get the tools, especially as my Angel friends, you know who you are, are playing and coming up with some fab creations. We never want to be left out now, do we, but have reined myself in and just purchased some of the metal sheets, inked with alcohol inks, run through an embossing folder on my cuttlebug and used it as a background on a card. Easy and a bit of a cheat, I know, but whats a girl to do without any tools! Here it is.

Thursday, 22 January 2009

The Sugar Bowl Challenge

I happen to have been off work for the last couple of days as my daughter has been quite unwell with a nasty cold and ear infection, so rather than sit on my bum and watch her sleep on the sofa this afternoon I got out my stash and completed a couple of challenges. If you love Sugar Nellie stamps please take a peak at http://sugarbowlblog.blogspot.com/ and join in the challenge which is THREE, papers, buttons, brads or whatever takes your fancy but it must be three. Here's what I have done this afternoon using my Cosmo Cricket stash, which I have to say I have not used, and there's sooooo many goodies in it that I spent a while oooooing and aaarrrrhing over it.

Wednesday, 14 January 2009

Sunday Stamper and Papertake Weekly Challenge

Two birds, one stone. Have made a card using some Ethel and Murray stamps I bought a while ago but have never used, for SS the theme was green and for PW there was a sketch. Hope you likey and thanks for looking.
Another one for SS for the theme of green, love these oldies stamps.

Saturday, 10 January 2009

Papertake Weekley Challenge

Here's another one I got done in my crafty session, I have seen some gorgeous cards made with Shabby flowers so thought I'd have a go. Thought mine looked a bit too shabby but when I put them together and completed the card am quite pleased with the result, also covered the challenge at http://papertakeweekly.blogspot.com/ which is spots or circles. Thankyou for looking.


Forever Friends Challenge

Have not had much time to craft since before Christmas, but got myself settled for a good session as I had a few cards to make and one was for a friend who wanted a wedding card which also covers the above challenge for this week which is favourite colour. Now I find this very difficult as my favourite colour changes with my mood but am partial to shades of purple and have tried some of the new decoupage in the Forever Friends range, just happened to buy a couple of new stamps too! If you like this range have a peek at the new challenge blog http://www.foreverfriendschallengeblog.blogspot.com/

Monday, 5 January 2009

Sunday Stamper's - Black and Gold

The title says it all and here is my offering. SSSSShhhhhh, am just going to say that my powers of telepathy are amazing, cough, cough! http://pinkleart.blogspot.com/