Saturday, 28 November 2015

Weekend post

Morning all,

I would firstly like to welcome my new follower Choc312002, Hope you find time to pop back again.

  I  been without the internet for a few days now, Computers are OK all the time they are working. I thought that without the computer I would get on with lots of things how wrong  can I be, 

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Materials used,
  • 14 x 10 cm deckle edge card blank and envelope,
  • Archival Sepia ink,
  • Fairy and fairy dust stamps
  • pearls and gems

Challenges I will enter this card for are:
  1. Brown Sugar challenge blog #147 Pearls 
  2. Creative Fingers challenge #98 & winners 96
  3. Craft Rocket  November Challenges 
  4. Cute card Thursday - 401 fairies and Angels

Monday, 23 November 2015

Monday again

Morning all.

Hows your week going. Its not rained but boy is it cold. Had a couple of day where I had no Internet and it weird how you miss it. Woke this  morning to the first frost of the year, Its nice to see as its means no rain. [ hope]  Over the weekend I met up again with a girl [ now a woman]  I have not seen since 1992, I was very emotional, but a lovely day. 

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Elaina and I at Hawkes house for a meal 

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Materials used. 

  • 17 x 12 cm blank card stock and envelope, 
  • 16 x 11 cm yellow card stock,
  •  snippet of cream and brown card stock, 
  • Oval white snippet of card stock,.
  • Clarity holly stamp,.
  • Martha stewart  limeade & orange sorbet glitter. 

Challenges I will enter this card for are;

  1. Crazy 4 Challenge C4C313 Sketch 
  2. Simple Papercraft Anything goes Challenge 18 
  3. SweetStamps Blog November. Anything goes  
  4. Bastel- Dream # 35 Glitter 
  5. Crafty Gals Corner; Using Scrap

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Friday, 20 November 2015

Start to the weekend

Morning all.

Well I was hoping to see some sun this week and I was surprised when the sun came out one day . It looks to as though there  are going to get more of the same over the weekend, although at the moment  its dry here and hope it lasts at least today.

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Materials used

  • 17 x 13 card blank and envelope, 
  • Stampin Up tree stamp,
  • House and reindeer stamp,
  • Martha Stewart limeade & sugar cube glitter. 
  • VersaColor black pigment ink
  • Post it note tree mask

challenges I will enter this card for are,
  1. Merry Monday Christmas # 180 use a reindeer
  2. ABC Christmas Challenge -W - wild thing- Christmas 
  3. One layer Christmas cards challenge#22 
  4. Sparkles Christmas challenge# 59 
  5. Creative Inspiration Challenge 336 Festive fun

Wednesday, 18 November 2015


Morning all. 

     Just started playing about trying with the mixed media and really love the different effects you can get, Its really is fun getting messy. I have made the tag I am going to enter it in a challenge.

Went to Hobbycraft yesterday and pictured up some more new stash, Like all crafters I really did not need it BUT it still fell into my basket. 

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                                                      and as its Wednesday my work desk 

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The pennies are 10 cm across and one each for my granddaughters

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Colours of the stain are:- tarnished brass, 
vintage photo, picket fence, picked raspberry.

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Materials used,
  • 12 x 6 cm white tag
  • distress ink, squeezed lemonade,salty ocean,
  • Tree  stamp
  • Impress autumn leaf ink,
  • Cosmic shimmer graceful mustard,
  • Andy Skinner, tread carefully stencil.
Challenges I will enter this tag for are;
  1. Stamping with Loll. Twelve days. Tags  
  2. Allsorts challenge blog. week 337- Anything but a card
  3.  HLS  November mixed  media challenge,
  4. The Kraft Journal # 250  Anything goes Tags  
  5. Stamping Sensations- Festive Flowers and foliage 
  6. Word Art Wednesday  Challenge # 210 Anything goes , 

Monday, 16 November 2015

Monday again

Morning all,

                      Well so much for wanting some sun. It seems that winter is well on the way, I am still trying to get things sorted as I want to get some new storage units but will have to wait till I have got everything sorted and be ruthless and throw out what I do not need, harder than it seem as I am finding things very hard, 

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Materials I used:
  • 12 x 12 cm deckle edged card and envelope,
  • VersaFine onyx black ink,
  • Grass and sentiment stamp,
Challenges I will enter this card for are;
  1. Clear it out challenge blog- white plus one colour
  2. Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps- Anything goes, 
  3. Clarity Stamp Challenge. Clean and simple, 

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Materials used,
  • 21 x 15 cm yellow card blank and envelope,
  • 21 x 15 cm red card stock,
  • 9 x 9 cm & 6 x 3 cm white card stock, 
  • Hunky dory frame,
  • Tree and Santa stamps 
  • Pro-markers tan,sky and cloud blue,magenta leaf green, poppy,gold,
Challenges I will enter this card for are;
  1. 2 Creative Chicks showcase#4 ( mid week posting)
  2. Crafting Musketeers Challenge #31 anything but square 
  3. CHNC Challenge 255: red and green must be seen.

Friday, 13 November 2015

Hope for some sun

Hello All,

           Well I was hoping today to have some good weather as they said we would. Well the sun lasted all of three hours then the cloud came but we did not have any rain YET. More Rain today as well. Never mind it means I will just have to craft, 

I have had to sort a lot of things out and have discovered that I have a lot more bits and pieces than I thought so an going to try to use some of  them all up. I know it will take some time but I am going to get there in the end,
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Materials used.

  • 21 x 15 cm card blank and envelope
  • VersaFine black onyx & sepia ink,
  • Create and craft silver frame,
  • snippet of pink card stock,
  • Teddy and sentiment stamp, 
  • Promarkers, Tan, Yellow, gold.
Challenges I will enter this card for are;
  1. Midweek Magnolias #126 Anything goes and midweek reminder
  2. Craft your passion Challenge 287~ Always Anything goes

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Materials used

  • 17 x 11 aperture card and envelope
  • leaf, birdhouse, and Thank you stamp,
  • snippet of yellow card,
  •  Distress ink,  Festive berries,
  • Pro markers, Burnt orange, Tan

Challenges I will enter this card for are;
  1. Crafty Creations Challenge# 302 Give thanks 
  2. Work It Wednesday give thanks 
  3. Passion for promarkers 322 Autumn/ fall. 

Wednesday, 11 November 2015

work desk wedesday

Morning all.

Well it seems winter is really on its way now, More rain than anything but then we really do need it for a gardens.

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 Materials used 
  • 12 x 12 cm deckle edged card and envelope,
  • 10 1/2 x 9 cm a snippet of red mirri card,
  • 10 x 8 cm  snippet of white card,
  • Moonbeam Meadows clear stamp set,
  • Promarkers, Yellow.Sky blue, Tan, Magenta, 
Challenges I will enter this card for are;

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 Materials Used 
  • 21 x 15 cm yellow card blank and envelope,
  • 20 x 14 cm blue card stock,
  • 14  x 4 cm dark blue card stock,
  • Two 7 x 6 cm cream stock,
  • White card stock
  • small piece of blue ribbon
  • Bakers twine,
  • Tim Holtz corner stencil.
  • "Mustard seed" distress ink
  • Promarkers purple,tan, molten red 
Challenges I will enter this card for are;
  1. Try Stampin' On Tuesday Challenge #244
  2.  Fan-Tastic Tuesday. Anything goes- something beginning with B

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Materials used
  •  21 x 15 cm yellow card and envelope,
  • 19  x 10 &  17 x 8 cm green card stock,
  • 13 x 7 red card stock,
  • 9 x 9 cm  gold card stock,
  • Hunky dory Round & sentiment toppers
Challenges I will enter this card for are:

Monday, 9 November 2015

Lets start another week

Morning all.

We had some terrible weather over the weekend and I thought we were going to have some dry time today but again they did not tell the truth and it rained all day.I love to make cards and to colour. 

I spent yesterday making a few cards and hope to use then in challenges in the future 

Materials used:
  • 18 x 14 cm Shaped card blank with aperture & envelope,
  • 13 x 8 cm white card stock,
  • Tim Holtz back ground stencil,
  • Tim Holtz Tea dyed distress ink, 
  • Star Christmas tree stamp,
Challenges I will enter this card for:
  1. Creative Ladybird Creation, Anything goes, 
  2. A bit more Time To Craft     Anything goes 
  3. Christmas Cards All year Round- OH Christmas tree
  4. Christmas card Challenges # 49 Anything goes                      

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Materials used.
  •  12 x 12 cm card and envelope,
  • Clarity owl stamp,
  • Thank you stamp
  • snippet of white card,
  • Tim Holtz background stencil,
  • Tim Holtz broken china distress ink,
  • Promarkers. Gold, Tan, Pink, Cinnamon. 

Challenges I will enter this card for are;
  1. Some odd Girls Blog Anything goes. 
  2. Ruby's Rainbow CH#116 Birds of a feather + DT call 
  3. Simon Wednesday Challenge Thanks/Thanks giving 

Saturday, 7 November 2015

Saturday challenges.

Morning all.

Not a normal day to post from me but I had a lot going on yesterday and just posted some pictures of my holiday in America. So today I am going to let you catch up on my challenge makes, starting with a Christmas make. 

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Materials used
  • 21 x 15cm cream  card blank and envelope,
  • Gold gilding flakes
  • Marianne Design clear stamp
  • Pro markers; powdered blue, ocean teal, cinnamon, tan.
  • Stickers glitter glue.
  • Martha Stewart glitter.
Challenges I will enter this card for are:
  1. HLS November CAS Challenge Gilding. 
  2. Craft your passion challenge 284 Winner and redraw
  3. Fan-Tastic Tuesday fantastic Challenge 210 anything goes with a twist sparkle sky 
And then another Christmas make:-

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Who doesn't love a Santa and sleigh?
Materials used,
  • 13 x 13 cm deckle edged card and envelope,
  • Tree die cut
  • Santa stamp
  • VersaFine onyx black ink

Challenges I will enter this card for are;
  1. Cuttlebug  Mania  Trees,
  2. Crafting by Design, Anything goes November addition 
  3. The Crafty Addicts, Anything goes. use die cuts 
  4. Moving along with the times. Leaves and/ or Trees 
And then another Christmas make ..

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Materials used. 
  • 21 x 15 cm card blank and envelope
  • 17 x 13 cm and 6 x 9 cm green mirri card. 
  • Two 13 x 8 cm music backing paper,
  • 8½ x  5 cm white card,
  • Sleigh and holly stamps.
  • VersaFine Onyx black ink

Challenges I will enter this card for are;
  1. I love Promarkers Challenge # 293 Music,
  2. Christmas at Sweet Stamping , Travel or transport  

Friday, 6 November 2015

A lot of pictures today

Good morning all,

Well the first thing I thought I would share with you are a couple of pictures of my holiday in America with Mary. I had  a lovely time and we all managed to do a lot while we were there . I am going to enclose some pictures of some bug, first though a picture I was so lucky to get as I have been wanting a pictures of a hummingbird. Also a robin. [Nothing like ours in the UK] A huge grasshopper. Also a lovely coloured spider. 

I was going to enter some cards into challenges today but I will post again tomorrow with the challenges. Things have come up so will be busy this morning and not have time. 

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I have waiting so long to get this picture of the humming bird 

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So unlike our robin in the UK

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This was so big, I did know they were that big 

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Spiders are so pretty

Spiders are so pretty.

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                                             So strange to see a cat sleep like this.

Thank you for taking the time to look at my blog and thank you for any comment you leave I love to read them all

Wednesday, 4 November 2015

Wednesday post

Morning everyone,

I hope this finds you all well.

I love this new computer, I enjoy being able to do more than one thing at a time and it its so quick I get more done,  I also love the crafting and with the challenges its taking me into different things.

As it word desk Wednesday this is what it on my desk today. I was up late last night and playing with the gilding flakes. I think there is more on the floor than anywhere but it was fun. I just have to use them more often to get used to them, I am also loving the stencils I have a lot but never really used them, I will put some on the things I have played about with on Fridays blog,

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Materials used
  • Snippets of white card 2 1/2  X  3 1/2 
  • Distress ink used: broken china,tumbled glass,
  •  festive berries, spiced marmalade, salty ocean,squeeze lemonade
  • Tim Holtz stencil. 
  • Star stencil
  • pro marker, fuchsia pink grass.
  • Rose and stepladder stamps. 
I'll be entering it for the following challenges:-
  1. Crafty Moments; challenge 80 Anything goes 
  2. Pixie's Snippets Playground- week 201
  3. A bit more time to craft# Anything goes,

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Materials used;
  • Yellow card blank and envelope
  • Snippets on gold cream and brown card stock
  • small circle of white card stamped with a present stamp 
I'll be entering this make for the following challenges:-
  1. Mojo Monday-The Blog 422_ contest 
  2. The Paper Nest Dolls Challenge# Anything goes 
  3. Glitter 'N' Sparkle Challenge #161 Anything goes. 
  4. Pixie's Crafty Workshop- week 201 

Monday, 2 November 2015

Monday post.

Morning all.

                      Well we sure are getting some funny weather now Yesterday was really foggy and cleared up for a while but the fog soon appeared again. Today is very wet and dark, Almost like the evening not the morning.

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Materials used.
  • 21 x 11 cm yellow card and envelope,
  • Tonic circle die,
  • Snippets on white card,
  • Flower and van stamp,
  • ProMarkers, Burgundy,  magenta,sky blue,apricot,green,gold, fuchsia and salmon pink,   honeycomb
Challenges I will enter this card for are;
  1. I love ProMarkers # 292 Circle  
  2. Crafty Gals Corner Challenge 43 Anything goes, 
  3. Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge 251 Anything goes 

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Materials used
  • 15 x 11 mauve card blank and envelope 
  • Tim Holtz Stencil,
  • 17 x 9 white card,
  • Ribbon,
  • Snowman stamp,
  • moon mask,
  • Martha Steward Yellow and sugar cube glitter,
  • Sky blue promarker. 
Challenges I will enter this card for are;
  1. Crafty ribbons Challenge 132 Snowman
  2. Creative Moments Challenge 80 Anything goes 
  3. Stampin' Royalty Challenge  #301 Anything goes.