Wednesday, 22 December 2010

Merry Christmas

This will be my last post before Christmas. And it is also a short post as I have so much to do.

I would like to wish all of my followers and readers a very merry christmas and a happy new year!

I will be back in the new year with lots of crafty stuff for you all. I would like to say a great big thank you to you all for taking the time to read my posts, it means alot to me :).

Thanks for popping by,

Thursday, 9 December 2010

On a Roll!!

Ok so here is tag number 9.

It's not really like Tim's but I love it anyway. I really wanted to use the ribbon as it reminds me of two special friends, Tracey and Anita.

It was them who inspired me to join the fun with Tim's tags. Thank you both of you.
Although they have stopped me from making Christmas cards, but they are much more fun!

Hope you like it?
Thanks for looking.

Wednesday, 8 December 2010

Tags for days 7 & 8

Here is my tag for day 7, this was my second attempt as I used funky foam for the flowers the first one and the ink wouldn't dry. Glad I changed it I am quite happy with the finished tag.

And for day 8.... This was fun, first I thought I would be clever and make my own mask from acetate, only to find when I cut it out the mask was too big for the tag, it took me nearly all morning to cut out so I had a hunt through my stash only to find some paper with sledges on. How happy was I!

I hand cut the houses and heat embossed them and used some ribbon from my stash, heat embossed the clock and covered it with glossy accents.

Thanks for looking, I hope you like them.

Tuesday, 7 December 2010

Tim's Tag 6

Here is my 6th tag, it is very different to Tim's I was in the mood to use pink! I also didn't have any grunge board so hand cut the reindeer from card, I used the tattered leaves die again for the trees, heat embossed with gold detail. I found a stamp that I haven't used in ages too (New York skyline). I added charms too and a flower too.

I hope you like it thanks for looking.

Monday, 6 December 2010

T!m's Catch up!

Here is my tag for day 1 of Tim's 12 tags, I had loads of fun making this tag, I hand cutthe haunted house and used the tattered leaf die for the tree as it was the only thing I could think of using, once I got started on the tag it didn't take too long.

I didn't get today's tag done but I have started it and will post the completed tag soon along with day 2 which I haven't started yet.

I have had a bit of a busy day today as it was back to work as normal, except I walked home as I didn't want to park my car at the side of the road and get stuck in the snow as it is very deep.
It took me almost two and a half hours to walk home but I thoroughly enjoyed the walk (still warming up from it) :).

I hope you like the tag thanks for looking.

Sunday, 5 December 2010

T!ms Tags day 4 & 5

Here is my tag for day 4. I have improvised with a lot of things , I am really enjoying making these and need to catch up and do tags 1 and 2 which I have started.

Here is tag 5

Thanks for looking.

Friday, 3 December 2010

T!ms Tag day 3 and a Pretty Picture

Today I was lucky and didn't have to go to work as my car was going nowhere, still snowed in.
I rang work and they decided to close at 12pm I was supposed to start at 1pm :).

I cleaned the house and decided to join the fun, for the 12 tags of Christmas although I have started on day 3 I have really enjoyed it.

I am not really sure what happened to my bird though!

I haven't got all the supplies so did my own take on the tag I hope you like it?
I will joining in some more tags.

Here is a Pretty scenic Picture I took whilst enjoying the snow.

Thanks for looking.

Thursday, 2 December 2010

Snow way!!

I arrived home from work on Tuesday 30/11/10 to heavy snow. I was unable to get up the hill near our street and enjoyed being a lady of leisure. Being dug out by six males. what fun, but I have never seen snow like it before. this is a picture of the snow after a well earned drink about
9.30 pm. the snow got much deeper in the morning.

It was so deep the town pretty much came to a stand still and had a snow day! with lots of fun.


Thursday, 25 November 2010



I am so sorry for my lack of blogging. Time has run away and I can't believe how long it has been since my last post.

My promise to you.... To blog at least once a week even if I just stop by and say hello!

So here goes.... HELLO and Thank you so much for following me.

I have started My new job and I love it.

I will have some exciting news coming your way soon, but at the moment my lips are sealed ;).

No Pictures tonight as I am trying to remember how to post them (only joking!!) Just going to cosy up on the sofa, watch some soaps and the snow falling outside Ahhhh!!! bliss!!!!

I promise to blog within a week!

see you all soon,


Saturday, 18 September 2010

Flying by!

Time is flying by! it is 2 weeks since Jane's friday flower's so here is what she is givivg away this time, aren't they gorgeous? pop over and join in.

Thanks for looking.x

Wednesday, 1 September 2010

A Quickie!!

Here is a quick post tonight. Hop over to Jane's blog before Friday and join in the Friday flower's giveaway.

Thanks for looking.xx

Wednesday, 4 August 2010

Captured Image

This is a competition I entered at Running with Scissors. All the entries were fantastic, I won the competion which was a lovely surprise. (thank you for the lovely gift that I received).

Thank you to everyone that voted for me. (Pictures courtesy of Helena).

I really did enjoy the competition as I have never done anything like this before but found it quite difficult to get my brain into gear!

Thanks for looking.

Monday, 2 August 2010


Hi Sorry for not posting in a while I have been so busy!

The news that i wanted to share was that I have got a new job and I started it two weeks ago, I love it.

I will be back with some crafting once I get back into a normal routine and find some time.

Thank you for all your lovely comments they mean so much.

Thanks for reading.

Friday, 2 July 2010

Whiff of Joy #82

Firstly I would like to apologise to all of you for not blogging in ages! I have been away on a gorgeous holiday with my Husband :). I couldn't resist showing you the lovely views we woke up to every morning for two weeks it was worth getting up for at 7.30 every morning with or without a hangover. The picture was taken of my Husband looking out from our balcony over the bay in Elounda Crete.

Anyway back home now and back to reality. I have made this card for my Sister in Law. I thought I lost my mojo but I am starting to love this card! I did treat myself to a new stamp on arriving home from my hols as it reminded me of my SIL.
I am entering this into the Whiff of Joy challenge.
I also have some great news to share which I can't say anything about yet but I promise to tell you in my next post and will also share some more Holiday snaps if you would like to see them?
I hope you like it and thanks for looking.
Happy Friday:).

Saturday, 22 May 2010

Jane's Friday Flower's!

Lokk at these yummy flower's Jane is giving away on her blog.

Thursday, 20 May 2010

Catch Up!!

Here is a card a friend asked me to make for her Brother's Wedding. I am going to enter this card into two challenges.

Friday Sketchers - Follow a Sketch.

Paperplay Challenge - Wedding Celebrations.

All papers are Bo Bunny and from Running with Scissors.

Here is the card I made for my Hubby for our second Wedding Anniversary. Thank you to Tracey for the Papers and Anita for the stamp. xxx

Thanks for

Monday, 17 May 2010

Blog Candy Alert!!!

Check out this yummy candy Elaine is giving away.

Sorry for not posting for a while I have been so busy.

Thursday, 29 April 2010

Just Magnolia 2nd entry.

Here is a card I made for a Friend's 1st wedding anniversary I am going to enter this into the

Just Magnolia challenge - Anything goes.

I distressed all the edges with Walnut Stain Distress ink


Magnolia Grafitti Heart stamp
Papers - MME
Swirly Pearls from stash
Tag punch and Mini stamps - Stamping up (I have been dying to use them).
Lace and all other punches (RWS)
Basil - Vanilla (RWS)
Ribbon - (RWS)
Tim Holtz Crackle Paint - Picket Fence.

Thanks for Popping by Please leave a comment so I can pop over and look at your blog :)

Anne .... I tried sitting on my ironing while crafting, but my head kept banging on the ceiling and I couldn't reach my desk lol! thanks for the tip tho ;0).

Tuesday, 27 April 2010

3 in 1

I have made this card for my friend , I have had to make it as flat as I could as she will be in Crete for her Birthday (lucky girl) and will be taking it away with her.

I have managed to complete 3 challenges with this card.

Just magnolia - Anything goes.

Simon Says Stamp Challenge - Things with Wings.

Friday Sketchers - To follow a Sketch.

Sorry for the short post I have a great big pile of ironing to do :(.

I hope you like it and thanks for looking.xxxx

Thursday, 22 April 2010

Whiff of Joy #76

Here is a card I have made for the Whiff of Joy challenge, this was to follow a sketch by Bev.
I have made the hearts by following a tutorial on the Whiff of Joy site. I used Picket Fence Crackle paint and Rock Candy Crackle paint by Tim Holtz to decorate the hearts and some recycled string, I also inked the hearts with Victorian Velvet, Spun Sugar and Frayed Burlap also by Tim Holtz.

Supplies used:

Papers - MME and Basil Basics
Stamp - Henry hugging heart Whiff of Joy
Distress inks - Spun Sugar, Frayed Burlap, and Victorian Velvet.
Cracle Paint - Pickett Fence, Rock Candy (RWS).
Stickles - Star Dust (RWS).
Sentiment Satmp - Forever Friends (RWS).
Heart Gem - From my stash (RWS).

I hope you like it, Thanks for looking.


Monday, 19 April 2010

Jodie from Oz has some Blog Candy!

Jodie is giving away all of this great candy to celebrate 6 months of blogging, Hop over and have a look and it is open until 17.5.10 7pm Austailian time.

Thanks for looking.

Thursday, 15 April 2010

2nd Just Magnolia entry and Sketch Saturday!

Here is a card I have made for my hubby as it is his birthday on Saturday. I am not really sure I like it but don't have time to make another.

I am entering it into two challenges:

Just Magnolia - Punch it out (2nd entry).

Sketch Saturday - To follow a Sketch.

Supplies used:
Papers - From Stash (not sure of the make sorry) and Basil Basics
Magnolia Stamp - Wilma with Rose
Punches - MS Embossed heart, Woodware funky heart small.
Pearly mosaic tiles.
Distress inks.
Thanks for looking.
Have a good day

Monday, 12 April 2010

5 in 1!!!!

Here is a card I have mde for the following challenges:

Friday Sketchers #97 - Follow a sketch by Beatrix

Magnolia Down Under Challenge - Olden Days To colour the image in black, white and greys and have colourful vintage papers.

Just Magnolia Challenge - Punch it (Leaves on Flower).

Your Next Stamp Challenge - Purple

PaperPlay Challenge -use Gloss shimmer or sparkle on image

I made this card using my new stamp :). I distressed everything using Vintage photo and coloured the image with black soot distress inks, I used stickles on Tilda's Tiara and a sparkly gem.

I am slowly working through my scraps.

Thank You Lynda for the yummy pins.

I hope tou like it, thanks for looking.

Sunday, 11 April 2010

Whiff of Joy #74 Jane's Sketch

Here is my entry for this week's Whiff of Joy Challenge the sketch was by Jane and I love it thanks Jane.x

A friend asked me to make a card for their friend, so I thought I would use the sketch for inspiration. I really like the card so decided to take some extra pictures of it.

Details of the flowers

Inside the card

Supplies used:
Papers - MME they were in my stash.
Lace (RWS).
Roses - (RWS).
Flowers - Prima in stash.
Punches - Ek Success border punch (RWS), MS Monarch butterfly small and large, woodware small leaf Punch (RWS).
Cuttlebug die cut Hippie Chick Alphabet.
Pearls - (RWS).
Pins - Wild Orchid crafts.
Distress inks.
Stickles - (RWS).
I hope you like it. Thanks for looking.

Friday, 9 April 2010

Jane's Friday Flowers Candy :0).

Hop over to Jane's blog as it is time for more candy :0).

Good luck everyone.

Wednesday, 7 April 2010

Truly Scrumptious and Just Magnolia

Here is a card I have made for two challenges:

Truly Scrumptious - Follow a Sketch using Fly Away as the idea (so I had to use butterflies!).

Just Magnolia - Fold It (a minimum of two folds).

A Flat View

A Kind of Open View

A Front View

Supplies Used:
Magnolia Stamps - Sentiment and image.
Papers - MME and Basil Basics.
Punches - EK Success border and Swirl (RWS), MS Monarch Butterfly, Woodware Leaf and Oval (RWS).
Flowers - Prima from Stash.
Pearls - (RWS).
Stickles - (RWS).
Glimmer Mist (RWS).
Ribbon (RWS).
Hippy Chick alphabet Cuttlebug.
Ditress inks - Tim Holtz.
I hope you like it Thank You for looking.

Giving away lots of CANDY......

Magnolia Down Under has changed to Tickled Pink stamps and is giving away lots of candy hop over and take a look.

Sorry for the lack of posting I have been a busy bee and should be back on form next week :0).

I hope you all had a lovely Easter I got the best present in the world from my gorgeous Husband......iit was the collection of Tim Holtz new Ditress inks :0).

Thank You Mark.XXX

Thursday, 1 April 2010

A Spoon Full of Sugar Challenge #97

Here is a card I have made for a challenge I found whilst blog hopping. I couldn't resist entering as it meant I could use my newly purchased toy, a Circle Cutter by EK Success bought from Running with Scissors so expect to see lots of circles on my cards! I Just love using it as it is so easy :). Anyway Here is my card for:

A Spoon Full of Sugar - Shapes Galore (anything but square).

Supplies used:

Magnolia stamps
Lace - My Stash
Pearls (RWS)
Circle Cutter and Swirl Punch EK Success (RWS)
Flowers (RWS)
MS punch - Monarch Butterfly
paper and Basil - scraps from my stash.

Thanks for looking, have a great Easter.


Wednesday, 31 March 2010

Easter card

Here is another Easter card I have made to enter into three challenges.

Just Magnolia - To follow a sketch by Jane.

Magnolia Down Under Challenge - Stitching real or fake.

Simon Says Stamp Challenge - use Tim Holtz products

And my card!!!!!

I really enjoyed following Jane's lovely sketch thank you Jane. I also used my sewing machine on a card for the first time and I am very happy with the results, you might see more of this in the future!

I ditressed all of the edges of the card using Scissors and Tim Holtz distress inks I also coloured the image with Distress inks.

I used MME Papers and Basil Basics and flowers and Brads from my stash spraying them with Pearl Glimmer mist.

I hope you like it thanks for looking.


Kellie's Candy

OMG! look at this candy Kellie Winnell is giving away as she as hit 100,000 hots on her blog.
Hop over and have a look.

Thanks for reading I will be back later with a card.


Tuesday, 30 March 2010

Friday Sketchers #95

Ok so here is another card I have created for Friday Setchers #95 using the sketch by Jeanette and the sponsor this week is Sweet 'n' Sassy Stamps, hop over and have a look.

I hope that you are not bored with my Easter cards yet? Just a few more to make :) but I love this collection of Magnolia Stamps.

Anyway here is the card.

I hope you like it thanks for looking.

Monday, 29 March 2010

Whiff of Joy #72

Here is my card this week for the Whiff of Joy Challenge I really enjoyed this sketch by Bev, thanks for the challenge Bev.

Supplies used:

Paper - from my stash
Gems - (RWS)
Flowers - Prima
Punch - MS
Ribbon from my stash
Painted with Distress inks
Circle Cutter - EK success (my new toy from RWS)

Hope you like it thanks for looking.xxxx

Sunday, 28 March 2010

Beautiful Blogger Award

I was so pleased to receive this award from Lisa, Thank you so much it really made my day :).

Now I need to list 10 things I love and then pass this on to 10 bloggers for them to do the same so here goes:

1. I love my Gorgeous Husband.
2. I love Card Making.
3. I love all of my Crafty Friends.
4. I love Saturday mornings Scrapping and afternoons Cropping and Laughing.
5. I love Magnolia Stamps.
6. I love pay day.
7. I love collecting Crafty Bits.
8. I love going to the pub.
9. I love living life to the full.
10.I love blog hopping.

Now for the ten people I am going to give this award to:


Thanks for reading and a great big thank you to everybody who leaves lovely comments on my blog.

Friday, 26 March 2010

Jane's Friday Candy

Hop over to Jane's blog to see the gorgeous candy on offer this week. :)

Thursday, 25 March 2010

2 in 1!!


I am going to enter this card into 2 challenges:

Magnolia down under Challenge - Follow a Sketch.

Simon Says Stamp Challenge - Easter or Spring and some Glimmer!!!

I have used one of my new Easter samps for the card. Everything is scraps from my stash mostly bought from Running with Scissors.

I painted the image with Distress inks and added lots of Stickles!

Thanks for looking.

Tuesday, 23 March 2010

2nd post of today!

Here is my 2nd entry for today, I am going to enter this card in:

Sketch Saturday Challenge - Follow Sketch.

Whiff of Joy Challenge - To make an Easel card.

I made this Card using up my Scraps in my stash but I am finding my scraps box getting bigger lol!

I used Basic Gray papers and Distress inks.

I hope you like the card have a lovely Tuesday and thanks for looking.

Friday Sketchers and Just Magnolia Challenge

Here is my entry for:

Just Magnolia #47 - To make an Easel card
Friday Sketchers #94 - To follow a sketch by Claudia

I loved this sketch and decided to use one of my new Easter stamps and I absolutely love it!

A view of the flowers Sprayed with glimmer mist and also stickled leaves.

More flowers

And the spray of beads I got on a day out with Tracey.

All supplies used are from Running with Scissors and Picture was painted with Distress inks.
Thanks for looking.