Thanks for taking the time to follow my blog,x

Monday, 29 April 2013

Get well card

I have made this for one of the children at work who is in hospital and hopefully this will make her smile. Also made a craft parcel for when she gets home.



Ingredients used - paper smooches ' chubby chum pals ' stamp set. Circle and scallop nesties, distress ink - spun sugar, cc designs ' bubble border' and ribbon,card and paper from stash
Also have entered this into a challenge over at Docrafts x

Sunday, 28 April 2013

Paper pack storage and stash haul

Hi all,nearly forgot to add my project from the last Bristol craft meet. It's always a good day,lots of laughter,great company, food and even some crafting lol.
We had the choice to make a 6 x 6 paper pack holder or a 8 x 8 paper holder and these can be easily adjusted for another size or hold maybe embossing folders.








Ingredients used - mount board,gum tape (amazing stuff and better than wet glue) acrylic paint, papermania papers and ribbon stolen from Angie
This one is a gift and am now making one for father in law to keep by his phone for all his bits of paper, bills etc.
There is a tutorial hereand Sue kindly tweaked it and made a PDF which made it a dream to make.




Thought you might like to see my recent craft shopping but now need to be good and save for the Taunton show. Stash was brought at the Range, Joanna Sheen, (lotv stamp friend picked up at Ally Pally for me) and Mymumscraftshop which has just reopened. Looking forward to going back there as fell in love with the funny stamps (yellow packaging in pic) she stocks from America.




And lastly this is a desk (fab bargain) I picked up on the way home for the amazing price of £10 and its in excellent condition. In main bedroom for now and waiting to go in craft room to use for cricut machine etc when bed goes but son has already got his eye on it for his room lol.
Right off to finish the housework and then some crafting.x

Friday, 26 April 2013

Blanket for Bean

Hi all,just A quick post to show you a crochet blanket that I made for Tanmo's cat Bean



Haven't crocheted for ages but enjoyed this though took me ages to sew it together!

Wednesday, 24 April 2013

A box for Angie

Hi all,this is a box I made for Angie to go with her card from the previous post.


Filled it up with some yummy chocolates for Angie to munch whilst she crafts



Used 1st edition 'spring feast' papers,spun sugar distress ink,la la land 'heart banner' die,ribbon, tag and card from stash,studio g abc stamp set.
Tutorial for this box can be found Here

Tuesday, 23 April 2013

Happy Birthday Angie

Well this card is for a special lady and buddy of mine and I have the pleasure of meeting regularly to craft with and pleased that she liked it.



Sweet pea ' purple woods' stamp and coloured with promarkers. 1st edition 'summer breeze' papers, distressed edges and used tea dye distress ink. Stamped greeting and layered up. Ribbon,pins, flowers and pearls from my stash.
Not being a good blogger at the moment as we are so busy at work at the moment so worn out by the time I get home but had a fun day at Bristol on Sunday so will post my project I made next.
Off to finish tea and then will do do some hopping later x

Monday, 15 April 2013

Using my new stamp

Hi all,well these are two cards using my new stamp 'doggie delights' from LOTV. Have to say the first card is my favourite.






Sorry no list of items used as blogging this quickly but yell if you want to know anything or a items name x

Sunday, 14 April 2013

New goodies from LOTV

Well after a very kind docrafter Sandra pointed out that Lilyofthevalley has some new sketch pads in that I had to go and have a look and yes I succumbed,oh I am so weak lol



The pads are so cute and the images printed on super glossy card which is a dream to colour on and of course the stamp fell in my basket too!
Shall be back tomorrow with a card made with my new stamp.x

Friday, 12 April 2013

My Sam

Thought you might like to see a pic of my dog Sam. He's been on more medication again lately including extra baths for skin and can you tell he's not exactly thrilled. Lol




Sam will be 12 in October and at the moment is crashed out asleep on the sofa snoring away as he has such a hard life!

Wednesday, 10 April 2013

Happy Birthday ?

Well can't put who this one is for just yet just in case they look on my blog though I think I am safe lol




Toby with roses from wild rose studio is coloured with promarkers. Used 1st edition ' daydream ' papers, circle and scallop nesties, memory box 'prim poppy' die, ribbon from the range. Die-namics 'photo corners' die, pearls and greeting from stash.
This is my second post of the day so scroll down if you wish to see the other one :)

Happy birthday Sarah and card for Jenbob

Made this for a work colleague and dug out a fun image and sentiment that I had been given and raided my embellishments to make this card. Not sure if I like this card but not going to make another one lol.



Donated image coloured with promarkers, stampin up modern label punch, 1st edition 'boho chic' papers, Woodware scallop square punch, ribbon and buttons are papermania. Flowers were layered up and I added buttons.



This card was a sad card to make but i have sent it to Jen and family with my love and the card i had made for Sandra. its still doesn't seem real and that Sandra will just pop into the forum. ingredients for this card were Memory box 'prim poppy' die, Stampin up whimsical words stamped greeting, Oval and scallop nesties,Card and pearls from stash.

Been working part time during the Easter holidays doing paperwork so due in again today and am finding it hard to get going this morning. So will catch up with your blogs later x

Monday, 8 April 2013

Easter treat bags

Hi all,well silly me forgot to blog these little Easter treat bags that I made for Easter,ended up making 19 of them!
Got the tutorial to make these from Here






Aren't they so cute.Used Kraft card,stampin up 'pocket silhouettes' stamp set, memento ink, stampin up bird punch, ribbon was from my secret Santa, mini eggs from tescos ( really hard not to eat them myself lol ) and stampin up circle punch and Martha Stewart edge punch. Stamped greeting from another stampin up stamp set.

Saturday, 6 April 2013

In memory of Sandra aka DecOCards

Hi all, well this was a hard card to make and I admit to shedding a couple of tears but Alison over at Docrafts is hosting a challenge in Sandra's memory as Sandra loved to join in them and also hosted regularly.
I chose bright colours as I wanted this to be a happy card



Papermania urban stamps 'botanical print' . Memento inks. Annmarie spotted card,Gems,ribbon and birds from stash. Stamped greeting and Xcut corner punch.
Have a good weekend all and cherish your loved ones x

Friday, 5 April 2013

Get well Sandra

UPDATE - Sadly Sandra passed away At 4am this morning (sat). My thoughts and prayers are with her family now xxxx

Today's card is one made for a special lady over at Docrafts who has sadly suffered a stroke and am sending this to her with my best wishes for a speedy recovery. I had the pleasure of meeting her at one of the Bristol craft meets last year.




Used my new Darice 'butterflies in corner' embossing folder,Coutre Creations 'bouquet' embossing folder, stampin up embosslits 'beautiful wings', oval and scalloped nesties,stamped greeting and gems from stash.
UPDATE - sadly the latest news from Sandra's daughter was not good and all equipment have been removed and family are staying with her to the end. My thoughts and prayers are with the family during this sad time x

Thursday, 4 April 2013

Yes it's a Christmas card lol

Hi all,trying to blog a bit more frequently as not working so many hours this week and next week as its Easter Holidays for my preschool.
Craft mojo seems to be flowing too and I am sure it's all to do with the recent craft room reorganisation which you can see Here
So onto today's card




Tilda is coloured with promarkers, dovecraft 'back to basics' paper, labels 1 & decorative labels 1. Stamped greeting and ribbon from stash and the pearls are lush Kort & Godt.
Off to catch up on your blogs and sort out some tea,see you soon x

Wednesday, 3 April 2013

Adaptor for the ipad

Hi all,whilst trying to tackle the ipad pic saga I came across a Adaptor that plugs into my ipad and uploads pics straight from my camera so I can still blog easier :)
So going to post 2 cards now for you to see the difference. First card has been taken using the ipad camera




And second picture been taking using my camera and uploaded to ipad via a compatible adaptor I got from the pc shop in town which was half the price of the apple one which I wouldn't have been able to get until Friday.




So can you tell the difference?
I can and quess who is a happy bunny now. Thanks for taking the time yesterday to comment and I knew the other way was not for me x

Tuesday, 2 April 2013

Two cards but almost the same!

Well having another bash at using blog press on my ipad but I fear it's the quality of pics that is letting me done :( how do I break the news to my hubby then that I want a better ipad lol










Anyway let me know what they are like when you click on the pics to make them larger. I used a gorjuss stamp ' bumble bee' on the first one and had a go at the sepia colouring as shown on Sarah Hurley blog. I enjoyed the effect and might use it again. Papers were from Docrafts 'Kraft notes', Marianne flourish die and 'simple banner' die by memory box. Oval nestie was also fished out for this card along with some lush Kort & Godt pearls. And both cards finished with a little bit of glamour dust.
UPDATE - added a better pic of the sepia card as pleased with this one.
Well i must be off as chores to do but will catch up with your blogs later x

Monday, 1 April 2013

A fun card to make but a nightmare to blog lol

Hi all,well this is now 5th time lucky trying to add a blog post using my ipad,I have now resorted to using the blogpress app as not getting anywhere with the blogger app as pics turning out too big but I am thinking it could also be the fact I have a 3 column blog!
So fingers crossed all

Well it seems to work though not sure of the quality of pic and size but its a start lol. Have tweaked the size now but pic doesn't really show the true colours! This must be the most tweaked post I have ever done!


Used pennyblack 'cluck,cluck,cluck ' stamp and coloured with promarkers
Annemarie spotty card
Die-namics- photo corner die
Gems,greeting transfer and ribbon all from stash x


- Posted using BlogPress from my iPad