Friday, 25 December 2015


Morning all

          I  hope you all have a wonderful Christmas, 

                       and a wonderful 2016.

I would like to thank you all for following me this year. I have loved reading all your lovely comments . Thank you 

I am going to take a break for about two weeks, I will be back and will be entering a lots of challenges sometime in January,

Wednesday, 23 December 2015

2 days To Christmas

Morning all.

As it says in my title only 2 days to Christmas, I hope everything is ready as it will soon be too late to do anything else, I am as ready as I am ever going to be. I loved Christmas as a child as we had lovely times; there were none of these electronic games and the mobile phones that are about today. I suppose that's progress. [ showing my age now ] 

Materials used,
  • 18 x 13 card blank and envelope,
  • 18 x 13 white card stock,
  • Clarity Goose and holly clear stamps
  • Snowflake clear stamp  
  • Nuvo crystal drops Gloss white, ruby slippers.
  • Archival Sepia & jet black ink.

Challenges I will enter this card for are;
  1. Crafting with an Attitude Challenge 10 
  2.  The sugar Bowl  Challenge 131
  3. Without Words December: feeling Festive ( The Final Challenge )
  4. My Besties UK Challenge - Anything goes & Christmas


Monday, 21 December 2015

countdown to Christmas 4 days

Morning  all.

Well Christmas really is coming fast now, I just cannot think about how quickly it is getting here, Finished  all my cards, wrapped the presents and I hope I have not forgotten anyone.

I am still entering Challenges that want Christmas cards and Tags so I suppose its a start for 2016.

Materials used. 
  • 12 x 6 cm white tag
  • For the background, shaving foam, 
  • Sail boat blue and raspberry Adirondack ink,
  • Santa wooden stamp by Anita's 
  • Magenta, winter berry, powder blue, grass, tan, yellow,
  • Sugar Cube Glitter by Martha Stewart 
Challenges I will enter this tag in are; 
  1. Crafting for all seasons, Challenge 116 - Anything but a card
  2. Christmas at Sweet Stamping. December Challenge- Father Christmas 
  3. Crafting with Attitude, Challenge 10 

Friday, 18 December 2015

weekend starts here .

Hello again.

Well we still are having the rain and I just wonder sometimes where it all comes from. I remember once when I was young [yes I can remember that far back ]  saying to my Mum how come there is all that rain up there and where is it kept when the sun shines, The innocents of a child is wonderful. 

It still doesn't seem possible that it's Christmas in a week. I posted the last [ I hope ] of the Christmas cards. nothing left now but maybe give Christmas card making a break for awhile, 

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To show the glitter more.

Materials used,
  • 18 x 13 card blank and envelope,
  • Woodland cottage Scenic Cottage clear stamps,
  • Fairy and dust clear stamp
  • Sepia Archival ink,
  • VersaColor black 
  • Glitter frosting, Hint of green
  • Martha Stewart Sugar cube
Challenges I will enter this card for are;
  1. 2 creative Chicks: showcase #5 DT member Posting,
  2. Penny's Paper- Crafting Challenge 258 Plus DT call,
  3. Butterfly Challenge #44 all kinds of Fairies,
  4. Fan-Tastic Tuesday   # 116 anything goes with a twist, Make it Sparkle,
  5. Lemon Shortbread Challenge Anything goes # 4

Wednesday, 16 December 2015


Morning all.

Well we have yet more rain, I am thinking that maybe we all should build a ark. I know there are places that maybe need the rain but I am sure we do not need any more for now, 

had a lovely surprise yesterday when a pal came to see if I was in and thank goodness I was in.
My friend came in and we have coffee and a lovely chat, Its always nice to see people.

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    As its WDW here is how mine looks today. 

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to show the sparkle

Materials used.
  • 18 x 13 cm card blank and envelope.
  •  Tree stamp by Kaisercraft. 
  • Sledge stamp,
  • Salty ocean, squeezed Lemonade, mowed lawn distress ink,
  • Hint of green glitter frosting by Flower soft,
  • Cyan, magenta, honeycomb, green, dusty rose, saddle brown promarkers 

Challenges I will enter this card for are;
  1. TTCRD Always anything goes, DEC 15 - Dec 21st 
  2. The craft barn:Weekly challenge 
  3. QKR Stampede # challenge 169 snow scene,
  4. Simply Papercraft Challenge 19,
  5.  Pixie's Crafty workshop No 207 Snippet  Challenge. 
  6. CSAology week 177 TOY

Monday, 14 December 2015

Some bird pictures and Challenges

Morning all.

I was sitting at my craft table Friday and there were lots of blue, long tailed & great tits in my garden. They were drinking the drops of water from my Acer. I only manages to get these two blue tits as they were all moving so fast, Its been a long tone since I have taken any pictures of birds.

Had a funny day yesterday I had three phone calls in a row and that is an unusual thing,one was from a Pal and she asked if it was OK to come over and of course I said yes as I really like company and its always nice to see people. She stayed till 6 PM and we had a great chat and catch up. 

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 These two blue tits are on my shed, 

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Materials used;
  • 18 x 13 cm  card blank and envelope,
  • 8 1/2 square snippet of green card,
  • 7 1/2  square snippet white card,
  • Brett Weldele scribble stencil,
  • Mowed lawn, Fired brick, distress ink,
  • Classic Christmas Clear stamps
  • Magenta, grass promarkers 
  • Ice white tonic glitter,
  • Ruby slippers tonic glitter drops. 

Challenges I will enter this card for are;
  1. A Gem of a Challenge# 159 Anything Christmas goes,
  2. CHNC Challenge 259 Anything goes as long as its Christmas. 
  3. Pixie's snippets playground-week 207 
  4. Creative Fingers Challenge #99 & winners 97
  5. CHNC  Challenge extra for December 2015

Friday, 11 December 2015

More challenges today

Morning all.

Weather sure was cold and wet yesterday. Its always the same when I have to go out. Hope all those affected by the floods are safe and warm. 

Yesterday I went to knit and natter in the local church hall. There are about 13 on us go and I have to say there is more natter than knit, Its a fun group and I enjoy the time there.

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A close up of the glitter

Materials used;
  •  18 x 13 cm card blank and envelope,
  •   7 x  9  & 8 x 5  snippets of white card,
  • Kaisercraft crackle clear stamp,
  • Teddy and merry Christmas clear stamps,
  • Distress ink, tumbles weed, Festive berries, spiced marmalade,
  • Martha Steward limeade,cherry Popsicle,& sugar cube glitter..

Challenges I am going to enter this card for are;
  1. Creative Moments Challenge 83. 
  2. crafting Musketeers  Challenge # 32 use a sentiment. 
  3. TTCRD Challenge Dec 09 Anything goes.
  4. Crafty Calender Challenge. Let it snow. 
  5. Cute Card Thursday, Challenge 403 - Add some glitter.

Wednesday, 9 December 2015


Morning all.

Had a lovely day on Monday when my mate KathyK came round for coffee and a mince pie, It was nice to have a coffee and  a natter with Kathy, 

I am still trying to get all my cards finished and think I still have a couple to make, I think mojo has escaped maybe he will come back soon as its nearly Christmas and I really need to be getting on with them, My mojo came home for awhile and I made some cards hope it stays now, 

Yesterday KathyK and I were chatting and Kathy challenge me to make a card with the things I have and told me things I had to use in this challenge. I made a card but ended up making three more before I was satisfied This is the card I made yesterday. 

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Materials used

  • 18 x 12 cm card blank & envelope,
  • 13 x 11 cm blue card stock, 
  • 12 x 10 cm white card stock,
  • Kaiser craft stains clear stamp
  • A6 music background clear stamp,
  • Banner & sentiment stamp
  • Iridescent mica pigments.

Challenges I will enter this card for are;
  1. Crafting from the heart challenge 89
  2. Craft your Passion Challenge 291 Anything goes 

As its work desk Wednesday.

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My work desk

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Materials used;
  • 18 x 12 cm card blank and envelope
  • Anita's wooden Christmas pudding stamp,
  • Holly Stamp,
  • promarkers  cinnamon, mint green, magenta,

Challenges I will enter this card for are;
  1. 52{ Christmas} Card Throwdown- December pick a previous challenge,
  2. Create and Inspire Challenge 35 
  3. Christmas Card All year Round December Challenge,

Sunday, 6 December 2015

Where are the weeks going.

Morning all.

Another wild and windy night. I am so looking forward to spring. All the new life that spring brings is so refreshing. All these dark days are really depressing, Roll on when we see the sun again.

Made a mistake this morning and put one of my card in the wrong challenge, I put the card without the stars in the CAS on Sunday Star Challenge. hoping to get the right card in the right challenge soon. 

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A job to see the sparkle

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Hope you can see the sparkle,

Materials used 
  • 18 x 12 cm card blank and envelope,
  • cosmic shimmer sparkle texture paste,
  • Martha Stewart Sugar cube glitter,
  • The art of Brett Weldele star stencil,
  • Classic Christmas tree and angel stamp set.

 Challenges I will enter this card for are;
  1. Crafting with dragonflies # 49 let loose anything Christmas
  2. A Gem of a Christmas Challenge #159, anything goes Christmas
  3. CAS on Sunday Challenge #73 Stars 

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The matting is blue and green honest

Materials used,
  • 18 x 12 cm card blank and envelope,
  • Snippets of blue and green card stock
  • Dog and holly clear stamps 
  • promarkers poppy,grass, tan, cyan, praline, dusky pink...

Challenges I will enter this card for are;

Friday, 4 December 2015

weekend again

 Morning all.

Had a lovely day yesterday and went out with my friend Emma and I brought a new Christmas tree  [first one for a number of years ] and some decorations to go with it. I was so surprised when they told me the cost would be £27 for the tree and the decorations.The baubles that look black are in fact blue. I have still got to get some more lights for it and have ordered them today so hope they arrive soon. 

I really wish we had less rain but then its better than snow. I like snow as long as I do not have to go out in it, 

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My tree, Not a good picture, 

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Materials used;

  • 18 x 13 cm card blank and envelope,
  • Tree and sleigh & star stamps,
  • Martha Stewart sugar cube glitter,
  • sticklers glitter glue,
  • Jet blank Archival ink.
  • promarkers Sky blue, tan, Green.

Challenges will enter this card for are;
  1. 4 craft Chicks #275 Winter 
  2. Crafts Galore Encore Merry Christmas and anything goes, 

Wednesday, 2 December 2015


Morning  all

                 I think this weather proves that the winter is well on its way,  I  love to sit and craft in these dull days, I have noticed while out walking that there are lots of different fungi about, I must get in the habit again of carrying  my camera as they are never there the next day. 

Over the weekend I went to stay with my daughter Kerry and Granddaughter Stephanie, On Sunday there was a lovely day when all the family had a meal together it was a great thing and has not happened for some time. I also got to meet me new great nephew Roman. He is a little darling.I have couple of pictures to share with you. 
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Roman, He is  a gem. 

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Roman and myself. 

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Materials I used for this card;
  • 17 x 11 cm deckle card blank and envelope,
  • 7 x 7 1/2 cm red snippet of  card stock,
  • 5 x 6  cm  green card snippet of card stock,
  • sparkly ribbon 
  • Archival Sepia ink,
  • Martha Stewart  Sugar Cube glitter,
  • Snowman and snowflake clear stamp,
  • Promarkers:- leaf green, Apricot, sky blue,
  • Pearls 

Challenges I will enter this card for are;
  1. Christmas Card Challenges # 52 Anything goes 
  2.  CHNC Challenge Extra for November 2015
  3. Simple Papercraft Challenge 18 Anything goes. 
  4. Creative Fingers Challenge # 98 & winners 96