Tuesday, 31 July 2012

Pearly Girly

Been a bit glued to the Olympics so abandoned my crafty stuff. The Opening Ceremony was amazing - very British humour - could not believe when the Queen turned round - I thought it was going to be Judy Dench!!
Anyway have managed to make a card for a can be entered in the following challenge
.totallygorjuss - pearls
divasbydesignchallenge - happy birthday
simonsaysstampschallenge - anything goes

Have used my latest favourite Mo image - so versatile

Off to watch the Swimming - still waiting for that elusive Gold - lets hope next time I post there is a ist place for team GB

Thursday, 26 July 2012

Take it Easy

I wanted a take it easy day today - - but the day has just flown by - by the time I had had physio and shopping and sorting - the day has gone - still did have time to make one card. I have used glossy accents to make the water stand out .
So I am entering this card in the following challenges

mosdigitalchallenge - in the doghouse
totallypapercrafts - photo inspiration [a very chilled out dog!]
whimsyinspires - summer fun

I hope its as warm as this at the weekend

Sunday, 22 July 2012

Tidy Up Session

I have been having a mass clear up - don't tell the recycling police but a lot of stuff has just gone in a black bag and straight to the tip - I did start of with good intentions but was over whelmed by all the rubbish I have accumulated - can actually see the bedroom carpet now. Found lots of paper and gems I had forgotten about. Went to Dunelms to buy new quilt cover for now tidy bedroom - what a coincidence they sell craft paper!!!
Anyway here is my card for today that I will enter in two challenges
sketchsaturday - sketch
totallygorjuss. - leaf

Mo Manning image - paper that I found earlier today [Stampin Up] leaf is decoupaged

Enjoy the rest of the weekend

Saturday, 21 July 2012

Love is all around

I love this image - Mo Manning - if you could not guess. When I look at the old lady I think of my mom and wish that I had been able to make cards for her - she would have loved them and been as interested in all the bits as I am. She was mad on butterflies and I think of all the cards I could have made of her - oh well back on to happy thoughts - glorious weather here today - lets hope it lasts.
This card is for the following challenge
mosdigitalchallenge - hugs and kisses [what i think Jack and Ginger do a lot of!!]

Have a fab weekend and enjoy the sunshine xx

Sunday, 15 July 2012


Might go off to the fruit farm later as for the first time in ages its - wait for it- sunny.
I love this Mo image - really fresh and lovely to colour.
Going to enter it in the following challenges;
papertakeweekly - strawberries and cream
simonsaysstampschallenge - lets get fruity
thesecretcraftersaturdaychallenge - food and drink

Saturday, 14 July 2012

Quick Card

Off to do my gay gordons and dozy does in a minute - nearly forgot to put this card on - its for two challenges
sundaysketchandstamp = sketch
midweekmagnolias= lets look at edwin

Off to the Barn Dance

I am off to a Barn Dance tonight at my church - it's a fund raiser for the church  theatre group. Their last production was Annie. So I have made this to put in the raffle - its an altered notebook. Along with a lot of the other skills I am lacking in - is dance and co-ordination. Last time I went with John we finished a barn dance - the caller said 'You have now returned to your original partner' I was standing facing a lady and John was holding the hand of a very bewildered old gentleman!!!
I am entering this in the following challenges
mosdigitalchallenge - dancing and singing
paperplaychallenges - music

Have a fab weekend - at least it has stopped raining!!

Tuesday, 10 July 2012

Breast Cancer Group Raffle

Off to the Support Group tomorrow - we always have a little pink raffle so I have made a boxed card. I managed to get some pink ribbon brads in America and have used one in the corner. Love this quote  - it is so true.It does look better in real life - more vibrant and sparkly.
I am entering it in the following challenges:-
wildorchidchallenge - shabby chic
sentimentalsundays - bingo stamps/flowers/pearls plus sentiment
stampwithsarahkay - lots of flowers

Sunday, 8 July 2012

Blooms,Blue,Buttons and Butterflies

Me and John are officially old now as we have joined the National Trust!! Determined to get our moneys worth - today we went to Shugborough Hall - method in my madness - I look at the map and work out where the craft shops are in relation to National Trust properties. We had to pass a new Hobbycraft and  a Dobbies on the way.
Finally managed to get the Martha Stewart butterfly punch [so yours is safe, Lyndsey!!]
I am entering this card in three challenges:-
lovely-haenglar-only - anything goes
justmagnolia - all the 'B's
paperplaychallenges - Happy Birthday

Saturday, 7 July 2012

Happiness is.......

Having a look through my stash and I found these craft cardstock cards that I had forgotten about - better for male cards - love this image by Mo. So here it is. I loved Charlie Brown and Snoopy books when I was young - wish I had saved them all - probably worth a bomb now - remember buying a book with Snoopy on called Happiness is a warm puppy.
I am entering this card into the following challenges
mosdigitalchallenge - anything goes
totallygorjuss - sketch
toptiptuesday - one for the men

Hope your weekend is going great 

Liz's Birthday

It's my sisters birthday later this month - she doesn't look on here so its ok to post!! A bit different from an ordinary easel card - this is not the first attempt - for some reason when I first assembld it - the picture was on upside down and backwards not the effect I was looking for!! Liz is not a pastelly pink sort of girl hence the brighter colours.
 Well, its a wet weekend in Wolverhampton [alliteration - see that English  A Level did not go to waste!!]
Hopefully after a schlep round the city centre I shall be posting more cards later.
I am enteering this card in the following challenge
papertakeweekly. - anything goes
bunnyzoescrafts - girly
ribbongirls- girls girls

Sunday, 1 July 2012

Get Well

Time for a simple card - no flowers or lots of bling and lace. I like this LOTV stamp as its not so hard to colour - some of their christmas ones had so much detail - drove me to tears!!
Been having a blog hop today and I know it inspire you but it also depresses me - when I see the way some cards are coloured and arranged I think I am so primary school in comparison - oh well we all start somewhere. I love copics but being as I have lots and lots and lots of promarkers - I shan't go there!!!
Anyway this card is for the following challenge
totallygorjuss sweet and simple