Sunday, 30 August 2015

Sundays post

Good morning all.

 Well we have rain here today and I am so glad I have manages to get all the washing dry yesterday.
 Still have some stash to find home for. i wish I could manage to come out of a craft store without getting           anything BUT as all crafters know there is always something we NEED. Trying really hard to catch up on getting the Christmas cards finished, I am so behind and need to get more done.

First of all I would like to share with you last nights sunset. It really was lovely.

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Material's used.

  • 15x21 cm card blank and envelope
  • Sheena festive Embossing Folder
  • Silver snow flake card
  • Pro markers...Poppy...leaf green..Coral.

Challenges I will enter this card are,
  1. I love promarkers # 283 anything goes
  2.  Word Art Wednesday Challenge # 198-Anything goes 

Friday, 28 August 2015

weekend away

Morning all.

I had a lovely weekend with part of my family in Portsmouth. My niece Sami is married to  Sam [yes it is confusing, you call Sam and you never know which one will answer lol ] They have been married for just over three years and are expecting their first child any time now. Last weekend Sami had a baby shower and  lots of their friends attended . It really was a lovely day. They had lots of presents for the baby [ they know its a boy.] I thought I would share some on the pictures of that lovely time with you.

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 All the people that attended
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My granddaughter Stephanie. Myself  and my daughter Kerry
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My twin sister May

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While away I really had to go shopping just in case I needed and craft stash lol. I did come back with a few things.

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These were waiting for me when I cam home.

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Thank you for stopping by,

Wednesday, 26 August 2015

Wednesday post

Morning all,

                  Sorting out recently I found I had a lot of toppers and card that I have not used. I thought it was time they were used.

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Materials used

  • 12 x 17cm deckle edge card and envelope,
  • Backing paper,
  • Hunkydory toppers inc sentiment

I'll be entering this for the following challenges:

  1. Creative Fingers - challenge 90 - Anything Goes
  2. Fussy and Fancy - challenge 146 - Birthdays

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Materials used.
  • 21 x 15 cm hunkydory card and envelope,
  • Hunkydory toppers inc sentiment
I'll be entering this for the following challenges:

  1. Pink Gem's Gem of a challenge - challenge 151 - One for the girls
  2. Crafting With Attitude - challenge 6 - Anything Goes

Thank you for stopping by.

Sunday, 23 August 2015

Sunday snippet post

Morning all,

                    Was hoping to catch up on my Christmas cards as I seem not to have enough as yet. I really need to get to grips with them. This year is going to fast I really hope that I can get them all made.

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Materials used
  • 21x 15  card blank and envelope
  • 21 x 15 backing paper
  • Two snippets of white card 
  • Two snippets on green mirri card
  • And two Christmas images colour with markers
I'll be entering this for the following challenges:

  1. Addicted to Stamps and More - challenge 158 - Holiday
  2. Crafting by Designs - August challenge - Get ready for Christmas
  3. Inky Impressions - challenge 272 - Christmas in August

And this one, not a Christmas card but ... still cool ... and suitable for so many occasions

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Materials used,
  • 21 x 15cm card on envelope,
  • Snippet of white card,
  • Distress inks festive berry, vintage photo.
  • Pollyanna Pickering stamps
  • Snippet of a shaving foam background

I'll be entering this for the following challenges:
  1. Pixie's Crafty Workshop - challenge #191 - Snippet challenge
  2. Fab 'n Funky challenges - challenge 270 - Things with wings - 2nd entry

Thank you for stopping by 

Thursday, 20 August 2015

Thursday blog

Morning all,

                 Still clearing out with my friend but we are getting there. Why do we all keep these things we no longer want or need but somehow cannot find it in ourselves to throw it out.  I have made a very simple card today.

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Materials used
  • 21 x 15cm card  and envelope  from hunkydory
  • Topper hunkydory a peace topper 
Challenge I will enter this card in are...
  1. Crimbo Crackers - Challenge 87- Snowmen 
  2. Addicted to Stamps and More - challenge 158 - Holiday
  3. Inky Impressions - challenge 272 - Christmas in August
  4. Crafty Hazelnuts Christmas Challenge - challenge 242 - Use something old - I've had this cardstock and toppers for ages!

Thanks for stopping by 

Tuesday, 18 August 2015

Tuesday post

Morning all,

                   Not much happening on the crafting front I am sad to say. I have been helping a friend clear out some things that she cannot manage on her own. I have completed a couple of cards though, and have one to share with you today.....

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Materials used,
  • 21 x 15 cm card blank and envelope
  • Tim Holtz bird stamp, feather stamp, 
  • Versafine ink pad Vintage sepia
  • Snippet of white card.
  • Kaisercraft background stamp
  • Pro markers..Sky

Challenges I will be entering this card for are...

Saturday, 15 August 2015

weekend again

Morning All
                   Yesterday  my mate Kathyk (aka the Purple Princess) came round and we spent a very good morning crafting. Nothing like crafting with a good friend. We both wanted to try something new and Kathy brought some masking fluid. We both had made some backgrounds the day before so they would be dry.

The backgrounds with blending solution

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I dabbed the masking fluid onto the background and then let them dry. When they were dry and with a darker distress  ink went all over the card and again gave it time to dry. 

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When they were dry the blending solution just peeled off  [you have to make sure they are dry or the card just rips] to reveal the background underneath, Not sure I will be doing it again . 

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While Kathy and I were together we decided to try the Joseph coat technique here and I have to say I enjoyed this more

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I think this owl looks quite scary.

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Once Kathy had gone to meet a pal I made this card.

Materials used....

  • 5 x 5 deckle edged card blank and enelope
  • small piece of background made using alcohol ink.. 
  • small piece of white card. 
  • strips of ribbon
  • tea pot and sentiment stamp 

Challenge I am entering this for are...

  1. Paperminutes # 395 Tee Oder Kaffee/ Tea or Coffee
  2. Simply Create:  Too Challenge Blog Ch#92 - Anything Goes 

Thank you for taking the time to stop by

Friday, 14 August 2015


Morning all

Had a great day Monday went out with a friend. It with the weather was horrid and thought we were going to get very wet, We went to Berkeley and had a great time. We are going again sometime and this time I will take my camera,

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 Materials used

  • 8 x 6 card blank and envelope,
  • Elephant and cake and Clarity 1st stamp ,
  • sheet of animal backing paper,
  • Pro-markers.. Ice grey 4...cyan...lime zest.. silver lining
  Challenges  I am going to enter this card for....
  1. Cards 4 Guyz  Challenge #83 A Numbered Birthday 

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Materials used

  • 7 x 5  deckle edge card blank and envelope,
  • Hummingbird and flower Clarity Stamps, 
  • Snippets of  white.. pink.. beige card,
  • Pro-markers...Sky blue...lilac...carnation pink...lime green,
  • Happy Birthday topper.   
       Challenges I will be entering this card for are 
  1. Fab 'n' Funky Challenge-  Challenge # 270 Things With Wings

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Materials used
  • 5 x 4 Deckle  card blank and envelope
  • Robin topper,
  • Merry Christmas stamp, 
  • Snippet of white card,
  • Back ground made from alcohol ink..sail boat blue
   Challenge I will enter this card for are ....

  1. Holly Jolly Christmas Challenge- Happy Holidays From Our Feathered Friends 

Thanks for stopping by,

Monday, 10 August 2015


Morning all.

Firstly I would like to welcome the new follower  from cardsarus2 , Hope you pop back soon,

Talking to KathyK this morning and we got talking about challenges. There are three that we were looking at and Kathy set me a challenge to make a card for all three challenges, I set to and made a card but was not  was not very pleased with it so I  made another.

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Materials used

  • 8 x 6 card blank and enelope,
  • stamps that were free with a magazine,
  • pro-markers...Lime green... Poppy...Tan,
  • Glue pen and Martha Stewart Glitter,
  • NUVO Crystal drops,

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Materials used.

  • 8 x 6 card blank and enelope,
  • Three Clear stamps,
  • pro-markers.. Bluebell...Sky blue...Lilac...Grass...Meadow and leaf green... Green....Saddle brown...Cinnamon...Honeycomb...Cocktail pink...Fushsia pink...Poppy... Burnt orange
  • Martha Stewart glitter, 

       Challenges I am going to enter these cards for

  1. HappyLittleStampers August Christmas Challenge - themed SPARKLE. 

Saturday, 8 August 2015

Weekend blog

Morning all.
                    Life has just caught up with me and I have not been able to blog a much as I wanted to. I have had a couple of friends round for the past couple of days and last night went to help another friend who was have a problem with her computer which was funny when you think I don't know a lot about computers myself. It turned out she only wanted to ask about logging into craft forums, I helped her with that and then we had a chat and a good laugh  for the rest on the evening.

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Materials used,

  • 8 x 6 card blank with a decorated edge and envelope
  • Rose stamp
  • small piece of ribbon
  • Snippets of  red and white card.
  • pro carnation...lime green

I'll be entering this make for the following challenges .....

  1. Brown Sugar - challenge #158 - Anything goes
  2. Sister Act - challenge #118 - Anything goes
  3. Simply Create Too - challenge #91 - Anything goes

Wish me luck!

Wednesday, 5 August 2015

Wednesdays post

Morning all.

Well this is getting to be a habit. I am enjoying posting now and really enjoying entering the challenges, Just have to sort out how to remember which challenges I have entered, work in progress as they say. I find that having a theme for a card and not just making a card stretches me a little bit and somewhat out on me comfort zone.

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Materials used......
  • 8 x 6 Card blank and envelope,
  • Piece of black card,
  • Blue backing paper 
  • Anita's Topper 

 Challenges I am entering this card for...
  1. Craft your passion challenge 273~  Always Anything Goes .

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 Mateials used....
  • 6 x4 deckle edges card and envelope,
  • Pink backing paper,
  • White snippets of white card,
  • butterfly stamps,
  • pro markers.. Ice grey 2...magenta..fuchsia..aegean...ocean teal..summer sun...saddle brown
I'll be entering this for the following challenges:-

  1. Create and Inspire - challenge #26 - Anything goes
  2. Addicted to Stamps and More - challenge #156 - Anything goes
  3. Through the Craft Room Door - Anything goes

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    Materials used
  • 6x4 deckle card and envelope,
  • Snippets of white and black card,
  • Pot of pancy and happy birthday stamps,
  • Pro markers...violet..poppy...lime carnation .
Challenges  I am entering this card for....

Monday, 3 August 2015

Monday again

Good morning all.

Its been a lovely weekend and I have have managed  some crafting. I love it when I get some idea's. Sometimes it just  seems that the brain is empty and its really irritating.

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Materials used

  • 6 x 8 card blank and envelope,
  • Noel and snowman stamps,
  • Black Pigment ink stamp [Hobbycraft ],
  • Distress ink..Vintage photo,
  • Pro-markers, Grass...Sky blue...Gold...Yellow...Honeycomb...Tan...Proline,
  • Snowdrop backing paper,
  • Mod podge Glitter,
     I will be entering this card for
   Christmas Stamping All year long #52!
  Christmas Cards All Year Round - August challenge - snowflakes

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  • Materials used
  • 7 x 5 cards blank and evelope,
  • Two corner .. snowflakes and santa  stamps.
  • pro-markes Molten red..Grass.. Saddle brown...honeycomb,
  • Nuvo Pearl drops 
       I will be entering this card  for

Saturday, 1 August 2015

Saturdays blog post,

Morning on what I hope will be another lovely day.

It really was  a lovely day yesterday. Sun all day and clear skies, I sat and crafting all afternoonwith the sun streaming through the windows it was great, My table is right next to the window and sometimes it just get to hot. yesterday how ever it was just right,

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Material used.

  • 7x5 blank card and envelope, 
  • reindeer and tree stamps, 
  • Versafine Onyz black and Archival Sepia inks, 
  • Two pieces of Hunkydoryfoiled mirri card. green and red,
  • Vintage photo distress ink,
  • Sticklers glitter glue, 

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  • 7 x 5  card blank and envelope,
  • Visibleimage feather stamps,
  • corner punch,

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  • 7 x 5 Card blank and envelope.
  • Flower and bird stamp,
  • corner die, 
  • Red card
  • Chameleon Pens...Bubble gum...Grass green...Crimson red...Bisque,
      Challenge I am entering this card for 

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  • 8 x 6  Hunkydory card and envelope,
  • Hunkydory topper and sentiment. 

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    1. 8 x 6 Card blank  and envelope,
  • piece each of  stripped and dotted paper,
  • Small piece of ribbon,
  • Snowman ,sentiment and snow flake stamp
  • chameleon grass,
  • Sticklers glitter glue. 

Thanks for stopping by.