Friday, 29 January 2016

Weekend again

Morning all,

What a wild and windy couple of day we have had earlier in the week but it looks as though it might be getting better but do not hold you breath. It has however  been really nice to be able to go out  and not get wet. 

I have been trying to get to grips with mixed media and working on canvas and I have finished two. I really am pleased with them, They are only 3 inches square but like most things we have to start somewhere.  

This is the sketch I used for the card The challenge is HERE 

Material used;

  • 21 x 15 cm card blank and envelope,
  • 20 x 14 cm & 4 x 20 cm card blue card stock,
  • 15 x 10 cm  & 10 x 7 cm white card stock,
  • 19 x 13 cm  patterned  paper,
  • Sail boot blue, Adirondack alcohol ink
  •  Pine,sky blue, lime green promarkers,
  • Rose clear stamp. 

Challenges I will enter this card for are;
  1. Craft Your Passion Challenge 269 ~ Anything goes. 
  2. Crafting from the heart Challenge  96  Anything goes 
  3. Pixie's Crafty Workshop -  Snippets Playground~ 213  
  4. TTCRD challenge for January 26- Feb 1, 2016,
  5. Fan-Tastic 26 January challenge 121: Anything goes -With a twist- use some flowers 
  6. Tuesday Morning sketch #336

Wednesday, 27 January 2016

Work desk Wednesday

Morning all.

I know they are pretty bad in America and hope all my friends as well as everyone else is safe and warm over there, and we are having some really strange weather here as well. 

I have been saying for a number of years I would get an AirRam vacuum and at last I have bought it. I hope it helps as it sure is a lot lighter than my old one.

As it's WOYWDW this is a picture of how mine is today. Not a lot going on but . . . give me time and I bet you will not be able to see any of the table,

Although  it looks  coloured  behind the candles it is silver with the light catching it 

Materials used;
  • 18 x 13 cm card blank and envelope,
  • 9 x 6 cm & 6 x 3 cm silver  Mirri card
  • Yellow & lime green promarkers 
  • Candle clear stamp by clarity
  • Just to say sentiment.
Challenges I will enter this card for are;
  1. 52 {Christmas } cards throwdown January Theme Christmas candles/ lanterns
  2. Christmas card Challenge #8 
  3. Winter Wonderland, Something new 22nd January 2016,

Monday, 25 January 2016


Morning all. 

Thought yesterday I would have a day of  crafting as I had some challenges I wanted to enter for Monday. I have the challenges ready and started and what was going to be one card turned out to be two so have a card ready for Wednesday's blog post. 

I also have a love for orchids I tried for years to grow them and have given up lots of times, A really good friend gave me a lovely orchid at my husband Ron's funeral last year and its been in flower ever since. I now have 6 orchids in all and they are lovely. This one is the latest to flower. I have never seen this one before, my sister gave it to me and May does not know the name of it, so if anyone knows from these pictures I would love to know, The leaf is dark green with a very dark strip.

 These flowers are the size of my thumb nail. 

A close up to show the glitter, 
Materials used.
  • 17 x 11 cm printed card and envelope,
  • Snowman wooden stamp,
  • Squeezed lemonade distress ink,
  • Ocean teal, gold, denim blue, salmon pink sky blue, magenta, eggnog, molten red and apricot Promarkers, 
  • Pure Sheen Nuvo Glitter.
Challenges I will enter this card for are;
  1. Just add ink #295 Just add a sketch,
  2. Pixie's Crafty Workshop, Pixie's snippet playground week 213.
  3. Suzy Bee's Blooming Challenge 114 anything goes with a twist... Frosty 
  4. That Craft Place Anything goes challenge 17 Th January.
  5. digidesignschallengeblog include snow or snowflakes, 

Friday, 22 January 2016

Friday again

Morning all,

Well I have a had few good days of going out this week. Wednesday, I met up with a pal and we went to Wickes where I bought a glue gun. I have been thinking for awhile about getting one but with Kathy's [her blog is here] help I finally got one. Just have to plug in now and use it. 

Yesterday I went out with all the ladies from knit and natter. There were 14 there. We went to the Alveston  hotel and it was a lovely tea. There were two of us who needed gluten free food and we had a plate with our food on and it was really nice, 

Not a good picture as it was taken with a flash as it is so dark 
                                                This is the sketch I used to create the card 

Materials used.

  • 21 x 15 cm card blank and envelope
  • 20 x  14 cm red card stock..
  • 14 x 7 cm white card stock
  • 14 x 3 cm hunky dory card stock
  • 8 cm round card stock
  • edging die 
  • hunky dory scalloped gold frame. 
  • flower stamp
  • silver and gold gilding flakes 
Challenges I am going to enter this card for are;
  1. Tuesday Morning Sketch # 335
  2. craft your passion challenge ~295 Always anything goes,
  3. Crafting from The Heart challenge 95 As always Anything goes. 
  4. TTCRD Anything goes Challenge week January 2019 

Wednesday, 20 January 2016


Morning all.

Well we really have some strange strange weather, one day rain the next freezing, Well it really is freezing today, I have just looked out and its white everywhere, Hoping the buses are still running as I plan to meet a my pal Kathy outside Hobbycraft. 

Went out last night to the first W.I. [Woman's Institute] meeting. It was a good evening and there was a talk on the Butterfly space, A charity that was set up to help the people of Malawi. It was really interesting. It makes you appreciate what you have and just how lucky you are. I met some lovely people there and will be going again to the next meeting.

As its WOYWDW here is my desk, Taken with a flash at 7 am.

Materials used,
  • 12 x 18 cm blank card and envelope,
  • 16 x 12 cm white card stock,
  • Leaf and sentiment stencil,
  • Mermaid lagoon, lucky clover, mowed lawn distress inks. 

Challenges I will enter this card for are;
  1. Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Challenge #26 
  2. Daring Cardmakers Leaf in alone,
  3. That Craft Place Challenge Anything goes,
  4. Little Miss Muffet  Challenge #129- Anything goes. 

Monday, 18 January 2016


Morning all,

I would firstly like to welcome my new follower Tammi Cremeans. Tammi's  blog can be found  Here . I really hope you pop back now and again.

Well its back to rain again but then its much better than the snow lots of you are getting. I hope you are all safe and staying warm. 

Took this Saturday  and its so nice to see a lovely sky
These poor collared doves had trouble finding water Saturday. 

Materials used. 
  • 19 x 14 cm pattered card blank and envelope,
  •  9 x  9 1/2 feather backing paper,
  • 5 x 5 snippet of white card,
  • Happy birthday sentiment & dandelion  head stamps,
  • Ribbon and bows 
Challenges I will enter this card for are;
  1. creativecornerchallenge team-Jess-no-Sponsors  
  2.  Creative Fingers Challenge #100 & winner # 98
  3. PSBC January Anything goes-with inspiration
  4. Wags 'n Whiskers Challenge #159- Anything goes

Friday, 15 January 2016

start of another weekend

Morning all.

I really do wonder why this time is going so fast. At this rate it will soon be Easter, I went out Wednesday and treated myself to a new bed, I have to wait  till February for delivery but at least they take the old bed away which is a bonus.

Had a lovely afternoon yesterday and went to" Knit and Natter " There are about 13 other ladies there and have to say there is more natter than knit. We are all meeting up next week and going for a cream tea, Should be good as they do gluten free teas as well. 

Materials used. 
  • 15 x 10 deckle edge card and envelope
  • 8 x 6 & 7 x 5 white snippets white card.
  • gold and silver gilding flakes, 
  • shaving foam , 
  • Raspberry, citrus, sunset orange, Adirondack ink,
  • Clarity tree clear stamp,
  • Owl stamp.

Challenges I will enter this card for are;
  1. Karleigh Sue challenge- Anything goes. 
  2. craft you passion 294- Anything goes,
  3. {PIN}spirational Challenge# 156,
  4. Where The heART is Challenge 5  

Wednesday, 13 January 2016

Wednesday post.

Morning All

Had a good day yesterday and wanted to try to make a card that was different from the cards I am used to making so went with a mixed media card. I hope its OK for the challenges I have chosen to enter this card into.

Sometime ago I showed you the new unit and this is the unit nearly filled up. I have a few more to fill up, 

I have had such fun filling this unit up with all my stash..

Close up of the butterfly 
Materials used
  • 18 x 13 cm card blank card and envelope,
  • 14 x 9  cm snippet of white card,
  • Shaving foam,   How to use shaving foam here
  • Raspberry Alcohol ink,
  • Silver and gold Gilding flakes,
  • Ranger Perfect medium,
  • Papermania enchanted gold embossing powder,
  • Butterfly clear stamp.
  • Embossing powder.

Challenges I will enter this card for are;
  1. HLS January Mixed Media challenge
  2. Pixie's Snippets Playground-week 211
  3. Love to Create Challenge 27 Anything Creative/ Mixed Media goes,
  4. Scrapper's Delight Challenge #51- Anything goes,
  5. PBSC January-Anything goes   

Monday, 11 January 2016

start of another week.

Morning everyone,

I was really hoping that sometime we might get some nice weather but as of yesterday it's still raining. I really hope that we do not get too much more as there are still lots of people suffering, The sun is out now, I just bet it does not last but it's really nice to see it even if it only for a short time.

Materials used;
  • 18 x 13 card blank and envelope,
  • VersaColour black ink,
  • Flourish and birthday greeting stamps

Challenges I am entering this card for are;
  1. "Less is More" week 258  - one Layer card,
  2. Brown Sugar Challenge # 180- Anything goes
  3. Cards and more-Challenge# 184 One layer card.,
  4. PBSC January-Anything goes 

Friday, 8 January 2016

Looks like another Sunny day ,

Morning all.

Well at least we had some sun yesterday. It gets really cold though when the sun goes down, It looks like it might be another nice day today but am not holding my breath. 

I hope you are all are safe and not affected by the floods. If you are then I hope things get better for you real soon.

Materials used;
  • 21 x 15 cm card blank and envelope
  • 18 x 12 & 8 x 9 cm white card stock,
  • Silver and gold gilding flakes,
  • Silver glitter,
  • Clarity alphabet and square stamps,
  • Flower stamp,
  • Tim Holtz stencil
  • Tim Holtz blueprint sketch distress ink.
  • Versafine vintage Sepia and black one ink,

Challenges I will enter this card for are;
  1. Simon Wednesday Challenge Something new,
  2. Create and Inspire, Challenge 36 anything goes,
  3. Ruby's Rainbow CH#120 # show us something new, 
  4. little red wagon # 323 Thank you card.

Wednesday, 6 January 2016


Good morning 

                               HAPPY NEW YEAR TO ALL WHO DROP BY 

Well I had a great Christmas I hope you all had a lovely time, I have been away staying with friends in Eastleigh, near Southampton. I managed to get to see family and friends. The river where we used to have picnics nearby was flooded and its been years since it has been like that. My friends, who live near the river, thought it might get up to the road but it didn't so that was good, On the night before I was due to come back my daughter and her daughter took me to see Aladdin at the Mayflower in Southampton Duncan James [from Blue]  & Joe Pasquale were in the pantomime, and I can tell you I have never laughed so much in a long time and sure needed it.

I want to get back to all the challenges I have missed doing them over Christmas so today will be the first on the year, 

My Secret Santa gift. it will be so useful
My daughter gave me a voucher and this is what I bought 

These two pictures are made up of presents and some I bought

My Work desk.

Materials used;
  • 18 x 12 cm card blank and envelope,
  • 17 x 11 cm orange card stock,
  • 16 x 10 cm red card stock, 
  • 9 x 8 cm white card stock,
  • Tando ink splatters mask
  • Cosmic shimmer graceful blue texture paste,
  • Martha Stewart blueberry slush glitter,

Challenges I will enter this card for are;
  1. Allsorts Challenge blog week 344 - What's new,
  2. Lil Patch of crafty Friends, Challenge #25,  
  3. 613 Avenue Create Challenge # 157,
  4. CreativeCornerChallenge Anything goes.