Tuesday, 21 December 2010

Merry Christmas

I would just like to take this opportunity
to wish all my followers and fellow crafter's
out there in blogging land a
thanks for the time you all go to to
come and visit my blog and leave amazing
comments...will be back
in the new year with more cards
and maybe some scrapbook pages.....

Magnolia Christmas

This card is also for a family member....Hope they like it..
love the colours of the paper very christmasis...
this magnolia is from last year just love her...
the fireplace is also from last year...to make the stockings
sparkle they have had glossy accents applied and then
sprinkled with diamond dust this gives it a lovely texture
and sparkle.....
the posietta is from orchid crafts(they have amazing flowers and trims
go and take a look) this was pulled apart to create 2 lots of petals
and leaves..they had glossy accents applied and where sprinkled
with diamond dust to give a frosted feel...the petals where then
put back together with a brad..the pin and other flowers
where also from orchid crafts...
to finish off I added a charm to the ribbon...thanks for looking
and feel free to leave a comment...


Hi everyone have been very busy crafting
and trying to get ready for Christmas....still
got some shopping to do ....anyway onto the post...
you will have already seen this on a prior posting
I turned it into a card instead of a topper...think
it turned out OK...it's destine for a family member...
because of the height with the flowers have
had to make a box for it to go into...I decorated the box
with a punched out edge using a Martha
Steward punch.....this was the aged to tie everything
together...hope you like it...thanks for looking and feel
free to add a comment....

Saturday, 20 November 2010

Still here

Hi everyone out there in the big world .....sorry for not posting in a
while....my intention when I started this blog was to post
every other day that never happens LOL!!!...anyway just a quick not
to my loyal followers I've not fallen off the ends of the earth....
I've been busy making orders for people but just not
had time to upload them to my blog....orders come in thick and fast
what with Christmas not far away.....anyway that's no excuse for not
posting....anyway will post some items I've been making later today...
anyway off now to do some jobs then crafting this afternoon
thanks for stopping by and happy crafting.....

Monday, 25 October 2010


Hi everyone made some card toppers
for ebay and I'm quite pleased with
myself as one sold!!!!might only be one but
I think it's great that other people like
my work and are prepared to pay at little something
for them....anyway thanks for dropping by and
please leave a comment....

Sunday, 17 October 2010


Another magnolia topper...love making these at the
isn't she adorable wrapped up in her winter scarf...
the background paper is amazing it's very touchy
feely...loads of snowflakes and swirls don't know
who it's by as had it for ages.......

the trees are a magnolia stamp so  is the bench
which she sits on...they where coloured in with promarkers
and copics....then carefully cut out and attached
with silicon glue....I then added some fluffy stuff to
look like snow....
the snowflakes in the corner are buttons that I cut the back
of and stuck one on top of the other to make it dimensional...
the roses are from orchid crafts and I've
add some stickles to make them sparkle...

the sentiment was printed on my computer...I
then edged it with some Tim Holt's walnut stain...
thanks for looking and feel free to leave
a comment....

Saturday, 16 October 2010

Magnolia Christmas

I have been busy making card toppers
to sell on ebay...
isn't she just adorable...she is from last years
Christmas collection...absolutely love her
the background she stands on is a spellbinders
die called deckled edge...this was then stamped with
silent night which is from magnolia..the edges where then
aged with tim holts  walnut stain
the edge strip is from martha stewert...this was also aged
with tim holts walnut stain
I've have coloured her in with a mixture of copics
and promarkers...love how they work together
so well....
the lace is from my stash and was also given the aged apperance with
tim holts walnut stain...the title of the card was printed out
and cut and aged with tim holts walnut stain...
thanks for looking and feel free to
leave a comment....

More tags

These where made the same way
as the post below using a die through
my sizzix express...
the paper on the tag is amazing
so oldy worldy...love paper like this...
the edges where aged with tim holts walnut stain
to give that old weathered look...
the fastenings I added are from my stash and are
held in place with a pearl...on the back is stamped with to
and from...thanls for looking and feel free to
leave a comment...


Hi everyone in blogging land I've been
really busy making tags for christmas to sell....
they have been going like hot cakes....
the base of the tag was cut with my sizzix
express....the bulb is cut from a sizzix die...
the top of the light bulb was cut out on silver card...
the ribbon is from my stash...
thanks for looking and feel free to leave a comment...

Tuesday, 28 September 2010

Hello everyone!!!!

hi everyone out in the world of blogging what with looking
after the house.....work.....kids......and hubby no time
to blog will add somethings later on in the week...
anyway on one of the sites I visit called
All the things I love bev is giving away
some amazing candy...awesome bev....go and take a look
she makes some amazing creations...anyway thanks
for dropping by.....

Monday, 13 September 2010


I was asked if I could make some thankyou cards
for a friend to give out after her daughter's
birthday party....these are what I came up with....
she wanted something to tie in with a princess theme party....
the crowns where cut using my cricut and the cart happily
ever after...it was cut at 2"...I then added a pearl
stick on and some 3d paint which I sprinkled with
glamour dust...the cards where 3" square...the background paper
I bought from hobbycraft and is by teresa collins...the ribbon
is from my stash....thanks for looking and feel free to
leave a comment....


I made these tags to sell....the basic shape is a sizzix die
and was cut out using my sizzix express...this is a marvelous piece of kit
especially for me having slight dexterity probs...
press a button and way you go lol...
anyway I used a brown slightly mottled card stock
as I was going for the vintage look....as this worked better with the stamp I think...
sorry but cant tell you who the stamp is by as it fell off the wooden block
and this got thrown away...I stamped the image in black stazon...the edged
where sponged with time holts walnut stain...and stickles  where applied over
the image...the ribbon is sheer and was purchased from
hobby craft for 99p what a bargain...hope you like the tags
and feel free to leave a comment....thanks

Saturday, 11 September 2010


just a quick post to say hi to all my
followers out there in blogging land....sorry for
not posting for a while....have not felt too well but
on the mend now...have been making lots of projects...
will post them later....I see I have acquired another
folllower so exciting...that takes my total upto 11 WOW!!!...
may not sound a lot to some people but means
the world to me...to think people accually stop by and
take the time to look at my blog...thankyou to all
my followers...see you soon...

Saturday, 28 August 2010

More atc's

Another post with atc....getting quite into these now....
will have to buy some blanks as I've been cutting
them myself and it's quite difficult to get them all the same
corosponding size....
the stamp set is a small that is made especially for making
atc's.....it was stamped onto the card with memento ink.....I then
sponged on various shades of tim holts distressing ink...tumbled glass...
scattered straw....peeled paint.....dusty concord...the pearl is from
my stash....thanks for looking and feel free to leave a comment.....


This is my fist time making atc's....told
my friend I would never make them because
they are too fiddly....they are brilliant to make...
can try out different techniques
the stamp set I used is from woodware...
the background was stamped
with the stamp set ...the stamp set was cut out and coloured
in with copics....and background was sponged with
tim holts distressing ink straw.....
this atc was made the same way as the one above....
thanks for looking and feel free to leave a comment...

Friday, 20 August 2010

April Roses Blogaversary

Over on april roses blog it's her anniversary
she is giving away a whole load of blog candy....
go and take a look it's amazing...some lovely magnolia and flowers from
orchid craft....become a follower and enter this amazing giveaway....
thanks for the chance to win.....

Thursday, 19 August 2010

Note cards

I've been making different things
to sell along side my cards...thought I' d have a go
at making some notelet cards to sell....
the image is from just rite stampers it
fits into the nesties....it's coloured in with
copics and then I added glossy accents to
the top of the flowers to make them shine....they where then
placed on to a scalloped nesties...the paper is from dcwv and is called
nana's kitchen....the paper is glossy and glittered...the cards
are 3" square....
these cards where made along the same as the
ones before.....the image is a magnolia.....just love the frog...
he is coloured in with copics....the crown is coloured in with a
metalic gold pen by promarkers.....the background paper
is from my stash....these also are 3" square...
thanks for looking and feel free to leave a comment....

Wednesday, 18 August 2010

1 card 2 challenges

over on the corrosive challenge blog this week
they are asking for a faux technique...I have chosen
faux stitching....also on the scrappy frogs
challenge this week they are asking you to incorporate
faux stitching.....
this is the card I came up with for the 2 challenges...
the faux stitching is produced using the mat pack from
stampin up.....the papers are also
from stampin up(sorry don't know what they are called)...
the card is bazzill.....
the owl stamp is a new design from woodware....love
owls at the moment....it's stamped onto a nesties...
label 4...and the image is coloured in with a mixture
of promarkers and copics.....have always used promarkers in the past...
because thought copics too expensive to buy...but not much
different in price about 20p...the advantage of copics is that
they have a finner nip against promarkers...I then placed
the nestie back over the image and sponged on brushed
corduroy using a sponge...love the affect is makes...I made the card into an easel..
they sentiment was stamped onto a fancy tag by nesties...
thanks for looking ....feel free to leave a comment...

Saturday, 14 August 2010

Blog Candy!!!

Over on a new found site called wishcraft lisa
is offering some blog candy...of course it's a
mystery....to been in with a chance to win you
have to sign upto her blog....and also post her
blog candy on your own site....lisa would also like
people to still follow her blog after the draw....go and
take a look...bye xx

Thursday, 12 August 2010

New blogs

I'm always surfing the net on the lookout
for new craft blogs to visit have found 2 new
ones  one is called wishcraft...it's amazing she
is truly inspirational go and take a look..
she is also giving away some blog candy as it's her
first aniversary well done....the other blog
is allabout making christmas cards...the cards
I love to make but always make them at the
last minute LOL!!!..it's called die cut
dreams christmas..go over and take a look...
really gets you in the christmas spirit...
thanks for reading....bye xx

Thursday, 5 August 2010


sorry for not posting for a few days internet
broke!!!help!!!....anyway back up
and running now....will post over the
weekend....making cards to take to a carboot
on sunday.....thanks for stopping by....

Friday, 30 July 2010

Clean and Simple

Over on Clearly Simple blog
this week their challenge is to
follow a sketch.....hope I've followed
it ok....
just love sketches this always gets
my mojo working lol!!!anyway
onto the card
I love the clean lines on these cards so simple
to make but I think less is definitely the way
to go....love the colours aswell think
they go really good together....
the base card is from bazzil...the white top piece of card
was run thought my sizzix express in a cuttle bug
folder....the butterfly's where punched from bazzil
card with a Martha Steward punch....the
bottom of the card is also punched out
with a Martha Steward punch....thanks for looking
and feel free to leave
a comment...

Boy bear

this design is also from little claire's...getting quite
a few now bought this the same time as
the girl bear....
I started with a square card and placed a piece of
bazzil card over the top...I then cut out the front of
the card using my nesties...the image was stamped onto
white card using memento ink....and was coloured in with
my trusty promarkers...the image
was cut out using the same nestie as
I used on the front of the card...
the flowers are stuck on with silicon and
are from a company called orchard crafts...
thanks for looking a feel free to leave
a comment

Teddy bear

I bought this stamp when I went to
the summer crafting show at doncaster
race course...this is the first time I've stamped
her up....It's from a company called little
claire they have some amazing stamps...
checked them out....
I started off with a square card and folded half of the
front back onto it's self.....proberly has a technical
name for it lol!!!....the card front is covered with
some bazzil and a bow tied around...the paper on
the back of the card is from my stash...
the image was stamped with memento and
coloured in with my promarkers....the image was cut with
my nesties and placed onto a scalloped circle...and
I pop dotted the image off the front of the card...
thanks for looking a nd feel free to leave
a comment....


today enjoyed a whole day of crafting....
got quite a few cards made for my stash....
this is a new stamp I bought yesturday
at my local craft shop.....it's a new line they are stocking...
the stamp was inked up with memento ink
and the background is a mixture of shabby shutter's
and peeled paint from tim holts...they where applied
with cut and dry foam...the image was then mounted
onto black card....
the title was printed out and randomly cut
and stuck onto the design paper....the paper is from my
stash....quite funky I think lol!!!!...
here she is again stamped with memento and
I used the same effect as before but using
tumbled glass and faded jeans....
the paper is from my stash a christmas
one I think....the edges where punched
with a martha stewert punch....thanks
for looking a feel free to leave
a comment....

Thursday, 29 July 2010

Soooo proud

a couple of weeks ago my younger daughter
went to a sword dancing compertion her
first one....her team won....sooo proud
of her.....
her she is showing off her rosette and the cup....she gets
to keep it for a week then hand it onto
the next member in the team...
well done katy!!!!


I made this card for my other daughter
to give to here sister on
her birthday......the paper's are from
the wild rose studio and are
called polka dots....

the image is from a set by kanban called
wooly bears....it has lots of accessories
including a heart....tops....and bows..
it's great for paper piercing.....the bear was coloured in
with tim holts distressing inks...
the flowers are from orchid crafts and the pins are from
a set by making memories there bridal range....
anyway thanks for looking and feel
free to leave a comment..
will post some more cards either today or
tomorrow have now finished work for
the summer so will have more
time to make cards....

Happy 16th

Today my daughter is 16......where did all the years go....anyway onto the
card I made her....I am entering it into 4 challenges this week...made an easel
card just love these....
I followed the sketch on Mojo Monday for the design of the card...
hope I've followed it ok...sometimes go a
bit off track lol!!!....
anyway the paper's are from the wild rose studio...
I bought them when I went to the summer
crafting show last week at doncaster race
the image is of course a magnolia.....can't get
enough of these lol!!!...she is colored in using tim
holts distressing ink...in faded jeans and
tumbled glass....
the flowers are from a company called orchid crafts..
they sell some amazing flowers.....will
have to buy some more....they where stuck on with
silicon glue...
I have entered this card into 4 challenges
scrappy frogs challenge: girly girl
the corrosive challenge: pink and blue
caadvaks: birthday card
Mojo Monday: sketch
thanks for looking and feel free to
leave me a comment...

Monday, 26 July 2010


Just a quick note....sorry for not posting for a while....had no time
to craft....another day to go and finished for
the summer hols...HORRAY!!!!
last week went to the summer craft fayre at doncaster
race course it was great (hope they do another one)
bought loads of goodys not had time
to play with them loads of lilli of the valley
stamps they are amazing....will
post on friday....have a good day

Sunday, 11 July 2010

Party Invitations

Hi everyone in blogging land sorry for not posting
in a while....what with work....kids and house work
had no time to make any card.....anyway onto the
post.....I was asked to make some party invitations
for a childrens party....

the brief my friend gave me was to use blue and red....and
to have some ballons on them....had to make them generic
because they where for a childrens party  for twins a girl
and a boy...this is the design I came up with...
the scallop was cut using my nesties....the oblog was also
using my nesties
the ballons where made on my cricut... and
the party invitation was printed on my
computer and cut out...red ribbon was tied around
the invitation...and on the back
of the invitation  i added the time and
the place off the party...
I had to make 40 in total....this is a picture of all of
them together...this is the first time I've mass produced...
quite pleased with myself...my friend thought they were amazing...
thanks for looking and feel free to leave
a comment....

Sunday, 20 June 2010


Hi everyone just a quick check -in not had much time to
make some cards this week....this weekend has been
very busy...my youngest daughter has been sword dancing
at a local festival...saturday and sunday...
so proud of her....this is the first time she has danced with
the troupe in public...very nervous but did fantastic
how they manage to move with the swords and not give each other a hair
cut I don't know LOL....
anyway thanks for looking..and feel free to leave a comment...
have a good weekend...

Saturday, 12 June 2010

Happy Birthday

Over at Tickled Pink blog their challenge this week is to use the sketch
and to make a matching bookmark
you also have to use any stamps that
they sell well surprise they sell magnolia....
I'm into making larger cards at the moment...this is
a piece of card folded in half....can never
remember the sizes lol.....
the image was coloured in with my trusty
promarker's and was cut out with nesties...
the paper from the background is from my stash...
the ribbon is from hobbycraft...they sell loads
of ribbon on reels and it starts at 99p a bargin..
the punched edge at the bottom is a martha
stewert punch...
the punched heart is also a martha stewert and
to give some dimention on the middle
panel I used some foam dots to pop
her off...
the bookmark was made in the same style...here they are together..
think I'll send them together as part of the card...
love the idea...
thanks for looking and feel free
to leave a comment...