Sunday, 30 September 2012

Tilda loves flowers

 I think thats what this stamp is called - its one of my favourite magnolias as the flowers are so pretty to colour and she hasn't got wings like the older tildas. Really struggling at the moment to get some oomph - probably because its getting darker and I seem to have been asleep when we had this years summer. Got so many ideas for cards but I just stroke the paper and then do nothing!!! I have just googled tilda cards and looked through other blogs but rather than inspire me - it has depressed me - the others are amazing - I would love to know where all the fab papers are from and I really think copics are amazing but I really can't start again as I have got that many promarkers!!!
Anyway this card is for the following challenges
justmagnolia. - pearls and diecuts   [diecut the scallop circle/punched the leaf and there are lots of little pearls on the flowers]
 totallygorjuss - punches/dies

Saturday, 29 September 2012

Pots of Love

It is a little known fact that the 'Guns of Navarone', 'Von Ryan's Express' or 'Zulu' are on the television every Saturday night - well thats what it seems like in this house - I am banished to the coffee table as John watches one of them cos it must be at least...7 days since he last saw them!!! Oh well, gives me time to make a card.
This card is for the following challenge
sketchsaturday - sketch

Thursday, 27 September 2012

Thank You

I should be saying thank you to all the lovely people who made cakes and dropped coins in the MacMillan box . I did the biggest coffee morning in the world today at work - people were so generous with their time and money. The cakes on display were amazing and it was lovely because as there was a Governors meeting on - we had an extended lunch hour - so even longer to sit, chat and eat. I made a batch of cards that I sold earlier so the money from those will go to MacMillan -.
Macmillan were so wonderful when my dad was ill and they were there when I needed them through my treatment.

This card can be entered in the following challenges:
totallygorjuss - thank you
paperprettiesblog. fall inspired colours
lovetocreatechallenge - anything goes

Tuesday, 18 September 2012


or RAWR!!!! Whats that about.....I admit it I am the woman with the red pen who goes around at work crossing out bad spellings and taking away unwanted apostrophes. Don't even get me started on "your" and "you're"
Anyway this card is entered in the following challenge
totallygorjuss. - RAWR
craftspotbykimberly. wild about you

Monday, 17 September 2012

Down by the River

Just a quick post tonight to put this card on my blog. It has been a really long day at work - one of those days that just drag - I really need to win the lottery and retire!!
 I shall enter it in the following challenges;
sketchsaturday - sketch
hookedoncraftchallenge - cards for men
tammyscrapincorner - anything goes

night night xxx

Sunday, 16 September 2012

Sunflower Tilda

I was asked to make a card for a thirtieth birthday - had to have Dr Su on it!! and all I knew was that this person liked sunflowers. Thankfully I found this tilda stamp in my stash. It is to go in a box. I use a lot of that scrim stuff that plasterers use - not quite sure what for!!! I don't do DIY but it's really cheap for a roll in B&Q.
Pleased with how it turned out but it has not photograped as good as it looks - more sparkly and fresh than it appears.
I am going to enter it in the following challenges:
lovely-haenglar-only - anything goes
littleclairesdesigns - stand up straight
drsdesignsblog. - sunflowers
stempelsonne. - sunflower

Saturday, 15 September 2012

Golf Widow

..that's me. Every Sunday off John tootles to play golf but I don't really mind - never ever to worry about birthdays or christmas...more balls that's the answer!!!
I bought this Mo Manning image this week and its my new favourite until the next time I go on the site!!
It was great to colour - used Stampin Up papers as they seemed to suit it so well.
I will enter it in the following challenges:-
totallypapercrafts - favourite stamp

One day out on a golf course, a group of golfers notice a funeral passing by on a road adjacent to the golf course. Alf says to the others "Why don't we pause a minute ans show some respect for the dead" So they remove their golf caps and stand in silence as the hearse passes by. Finally George says "There were a lot of cars. That person must have been well loved" Alf replies "She sure was, It would have been our 30th wedding anniversary tomorrow!!"

Tuesday, 11 September 2012


I am amazing myself tonight - 3 posts in 3 nights!!
Feel so much more motivated since I have had a tidy up - can actually find scissors and backing paper
.Anyway this card will be a boxed card for the raffle tomorrow night at the breast cancer support group - i shall be in wolverhampton in a few weeks shaking my tin for pennies - dressed in pink - hopefully looking better than i did this time last year when my tee-shirt was quite a larger size.....I am determined to have my 2 stone sticker by then - only 3lbs to go

I managed to get some pink ribbon brads in America [top right hand corner of card] - Phillip is off in a few days - I wish I could sneak in his suitcase - there are so many amazing crafty bargains there.

This card can be entered in the following challenges:-
wildorchidchallenge - layers
dawn-dawnscrafting. - pink/breast cancer awareness
thecraftypad - breast cancer awareness

Sunday, 9 September 2012

Its amazing what you find...

......when you have a sort out. I have more rolls of dst than hobbycraft. I have for some reason 4 sunflower yellow promarkers - vaguely remember thinking thats a nice colour i have not got most times i stock up!!!..and the paper I so desperately scoured wolverhampton for - well why did i not look a bit deeper into my useful box!!
Its no good - I am going to have do like the advert - paint Roberts room bright yellow in the hope that he moves out and i can have more space.
I have managed to make a card today coloured with promarkers - mostly sunflower yellow!!! I will enter it in the following challenges:
toptiptuesday.blogspot.happy birthday
cutiepiechallenge no flowers
thesquirrelandthefox.blogspot anything goes

Now I have had a bit of a tidy up - I really want to put more cards on my blog so hope to see you all again soon xx

Saturday, 8 September 2012


John asked me to make a card for his work mate Fred and said "Can you make a large retirement card so we can all sign it".
 5 minutes later  he says "It's Fred's 60th birthday next week" -
10 minutes later. "Oh and he has asked me to be best man as he gets married in two weeks"
 - so I officially declare September as Fredtember!!

Here is the Retirement Card - it is quite big!!!
 I can enter it in the following challenges:-

dudetimedoodles - masculine and two shades of blue
mosdigitalchallenge - anything goes
creativecraftchallenges - all about the boys

Off to start on the next card

Wednesday, 5 September 2012


I love sketch challenges - as everyone comes up with so many different ideas. I am gradually working my way through my paper stacks - I have a real weakness for paper - do you think there is a paper equivalent of  Alcoholics name is margrit and I am addicted to paperpacks.....the good thing is that if I used one sheet a day - I would have to live to about 1000 to finish it - but then I am always buying more. My Phillip is off to the States in a few days and I have already given him my orders!!
This card is for the following challenges;
totallygorjuss - sketch
.papertakeweekly - anything goes
emeraldfaeries - use a doily

hopefully posting more cards this week - need to get organised and stop stroking paper!!!

Sunday, 2 September 2012

Sister Act

I love this Mo Manning image - it always makes me smile - I think of the choir led by Whoopi Goldberg and all the singing!! My friend Wynn was taught by nuns and she always thought they had roller skates underneath because of the way they glided!! I jut thought it would be funny to give them bright coloured socks!!

On the back I got a bit of memento ink on it but  have used a stamp that someone loaned me along time ago -[ must try and find if it is still available!!],,,,,"This card is hand-crafted, any smudges, splodges or spillages are intentional and are designed to enhance the artistic quality of the finished piece!"

I will enter it in the following challenges
sweetstampinchallengeblog. - inspired by film or song
ilovepromarkers - anything goes