Saturday, 30 June 2012

Puppy Love

I just adore Mo Manning images - wish I was better at colouring animals though. I am having a big finishing off night - trying to find cards I started but never got round to finishing.It is also quite scary to see how much paper I actually have!!
 It will soon be the Macmillan coffee morning so I am going to try and make a few cards each week so I can build up a little stash to sell...hopefully. I am determined to load a few more cards tomorrow - hope the weather is better.
Anyway this card is for the following challenges
mosdigitalchallenge - straight from the heart
totallypapercrafts - digi image

Friday, 29 June 2012

Flobba dob

Flowerpots always remind me of Little Weed and Bill and Ben. Lyndsey made some cards with flowerpots and flowers  and I have so many odd scraps of card I got carried away and have made a few. I like that the embossed flowerpot fits through the cuttlebug. These would be great for Mothers Day or Get Well but I shall use mine as friendship cards.
Hope your weekend is great - Wolverhampton sees the Olympic Flame on Saturday - lets hope its nice and sunny .
I am going to enter these into the following challenge
whimsyinspires anything but square

Monday, 25 June 2012


I had some smaller card blanks and I thought they would make just nice little notelets - have bought  lots of sizzix phrases but obviously not the one I want - so thanks Sarah for lending me 'Hello'.I was just trying to use up bits of card that I had lying around as well - so here they are.

Sunday, 24 June 2012

Mellow Yellow Tilda

It's ages since I used some of my older tildas and I love this one. I have had another go at distressing and making it look a bit more vintage. Found my lily of the valley grunge stamps  to edge it with and used a couple of butterflies from the 100s I punched out at Lyndseys [she thinks I am going to sell them on ebay!!]
I am determined to have a bit of a sort out Sunday today..but it's too scary..every drawer I open - every cupboard I look in has something. I need to be ruthless!!!!!
Anyway here she is Mellow Yellow - I think it is a very summery colour so am going to enter her in the following two challenges.
justmagnolia  - summer colours
totallygorjuss - something yellow

Saturday, 23 June 2012

Sew Special

I bought this stamp ages ago - really fiddly to colour in and everytime I work with it I find new things to notice - only noticed today she has a sewing machine on her dress - its a very early penny black stamp - the inside had a complementing stamp that says "You're sew special".

In an empty house tonight - football on in the background - so I thought I'd have a finishing off night - got lots of cards that just need inserts added or that extra bit of bling to be put on - I am full of good intentions but I am halfway through a good book and may finish that - and no it's not 50 shades of grey - the only shades of grey I want to see are promarkers!!!

Entering this stamp in
sketchsaturday - sketch

Saturday, 16 June 2012


It seems ages since our holiday - hopefully we will get more sun soon though. When we were little we used to go for a bucket and spade holiday in North Berwick - we took the boys when they were younger as well. I love this stamp - it's just simple but says a lot. I am off to Wolverhampton Racecourse tomorrow and will probably spend quite a bit of money!! I have not turned into a gambler - they have a craft show on there!

This card is to be entered into the following challenges

totallygorjuss - holiday
paperpretties - summer inspiration
sketchsaturday - sketch
/sweetstampinchallenge - summer fun

Thursday, 14 June 2012

Have Faith

FAITH is taking the first step even
 when you don't 
see the whole staircase.

I have put this quotation inside this card. You may remember in April I put a photo on here of me and my lovely Turkish friend Deniz - we had a lovely day in London. We share so much in common - and sadly we share something else now - she has just been diagnosed with breast cancer. I have also made this card for a friend at work who  was also recently diagnosed and is going through chemo - I know too well how horrendous that is.When I was ill I was so blessed with lovely letters and cards - in fact that is what got me into card making - making some thank you cards.
I am going to enter this into two challenges just because it fits but hopefully Deniz wins the biggest challenge she is facing,
wildorchidchallenge - anything goes
joannasheenchallenge- lavender and lace

Sunday, 10 June 2012


IT's always me that ends up distressed when I use my Distress inks - I manage to get it everywhere but on the paper!!
I love quotes and I found these Bible inspirational quotes go really well with the Lighthouse/Beach stamp I picked up in America.
I shall enter it in
/hotshotcraft distress ink
challengeupyourlife inspired by a book
It does look better in Real Life - honest - the lighthouse has stickles and they really stand out .

Saturday, 9 June 2012

Sunshine - yeah like that's going to happen!!

The theme for this card is SUNSHINE - a bit of a wash-out at the moment. Poor Aberystwyth is flooded!!
Spent two hours of valuable crafting time last night watching the 'Alan Carr Spectacular Show' - it wasn't!!! I watched as Alex was on it - after 1 hour and 55 mins he appeared...he did win a trip to Holland though but that's 2 hours of my life I will never get back.

This card is for the following challenges
sketchsaturday - sketch
totallygorjuss - sunshine
Enjoy what's left of the weekend.

Monday, 4 June 2012

More red, white and blue

Just got back from Jubilee teas party - all buntings and cup cakes - hope that red, white and blue is the new in-colour for christmas cards as well - have so much of the papers left etc.
Here is a quick card I made using a much loved forgotten penny black stamp - have decoupaged the bow tie

It can be entered in the following challenges
sketchsaturday a sketch
foreverfriendschallenge animal/male card
enjoy what's left of the Bank Holiday

Off to Slimming World later to see what the damage is!!

Sunday, 3 June 2012

Watching the Flotilla

Well the Jubilee Party is off until better weather tomorrow so have been watching the impressive parade of boats.
Not used this clock die-cut for ages and I got the Tim Holtz charlie chaplin type man one from Sarah. I love quotes and then I found this Kanban card from the huge stockpile I bought at their warehouse - so I put it together to make a card different from my usual girly flowery ones,

 I shall enter it in the following challenges
totallygorjuss sketch
joannasheenchallenge remember when....
thestampmanchallenges make it for a man
hotshotcraft  diecuts