Wednesday, 30 March 2016


Morning all

Where is this year going,  Another couple of days and it will be April.

Went out yesterday to the Bristol museum and there will be pictures in Fridays post. I had a lovely time and a great meal in Wetherspoons and had my own Gluten free menu.

Materials used;
  • 13 x 13 cm Patterned card and envelope,
  • 13 x 13 cm backing paper
  • Owl and floral clear stamp
  • Purple. Silver lining, & satin promarkers 

Challenges I will enter this card for are;
  1. Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Challenge # 30 Anything goes,
  2. That Crafty Place Challenge Blog Anything goes 27 March challenge= 7 
  3. Little Miss Muffet Challenge #134- Anything goes, 

As its WDW here is mine. Not a lot happen on here but I think I will put that right at the weekend.

I am entering this over at WOYWDW, Week # 356   

Tuesday, 29 March 2016


Morning all.

Not a Normal day to post from me but with this weather the way it has been I have had a lot of time to craft. I love to make different things out of old boxes and it seem I get a sort of satisfaction out of seeing what I come up with. I started with a plain cardboard box and this is what I end up with.

Well true to form I am out today and it looks like I am going to get wet, yesterday was a good day and I did not have to go out, I am sure someone is watching me and waits till I go out and them think lets have some rain.. I am going to Bristol Museum.

one end of the box
Other end of box
Top of the box
Sides of Box

Materials I used;

  1. 17 x 10 cm cardboard box
  2. Strips of pattered paper,
  3. DecoArt Gesso Media,
  4.  Adirondack  Sunset Orange,Raspberry, Sunset yellow,  ink,
  5. Nuvo Acrylic Cherry & Olive green Paint,
  6. Gold paint.
  7. 6 pearl buttons 
Challenges I will enter this box for are;

  1. Love to Create Challenge 7 - Anything goes Mixed Media craft challenge.
  2. Sweet Stamping BLOG March's Anything goes Challenge,

Monday, 28 March 2016

Easter Monday.

Morning all.

Hope you are all having a lovely Easter despite the weather. Weather was lovely Friday and then it was down hill from there, It gives me plenty of time to craft and that's what I have been doing. I have found some blank cards that I forgot I had put in the wardrobe. I have started to use them up, I know one thing, I sure will not have buy any card blanks for some time to come.

Materials I used;

  • 12.5 x 12.5 cm deckle edged card blank and envelope,
  • 11 x 11 cm gold card stock
  • 10.5 x 10.5 white card stock,
  • Stampin up rubber tree stamp,
  • Bear clear stamp,
  • Flower soft Glitter frosting,
  • Versafine Onyx black ink.
Challenges I will enter this card for are;

  1. Winter wonderland challenge blog For a child 25. 3.  2016,
  2. Crimbo Crackers- Challenge 103- Cute Kids,
  3. Creative Fingers Challenge blog Challenge #105 & Winners #103,
  4. Christmas at Sweet Stamping Cute Christmas.

Friday, 25 March 2016

Good Friday,

Morning all

                                               HAPPY EASTER TO ALL

Well the weather has gone silly again and we are in the first week of spring. I don't get out much talking photos but Wednesday there was a robin in the garden and he seemed to not be afraid of me, I went quite close and got some lovely pictures of him. I went out again today and the robin was there again. It really is nice to see the robin there and I have put some food out for him.They are such lovely birds.

I have been making cards from sketches but this time I went for Tic-Tac-Toe. You have a grid and have to chose three things to put on your card. I went for green, stamp & flowers. Grip below,

Close up of the cosmic shimmer, 

Materials used,

  • 21 x 15 cm blank card and envelope
  • Kaisercraft brick clear background stamp.
  • Sweet Poppy flower Stencil ,
  • cosmic shimmer graceful lilac & graceful mint.

Challenges I will enter this card for are;

  1. Craft your passion challenge 304 ~ Always Anything goes,
  2. Penny's Paper-crafty Challenge 270- Anything goes.
  3. Lemon Shortbread Challenge #10 winner,
  4. TPD Card Challenge-  March 2016 Challenge.,
  5. Love to Create Challenge 6 Anything goes Mixed Media craft Challenge 

Wednesday, 23 March 2016


Morning all;

Firstly I would like to thank me new follower BARB WILLIAMS , I hope you find time to pop back again soon,

I really should get out and start the garden but I keep finding things to do inside and mostly its some sort of crafting. I really have got into making the mini books and its lovely to be able to learn something new, This is the last mini book I made,  

The front of the book 

The back of the book.

As its WOYWDW This is how my desk it looking.
Now onto the challenge, its a sketch  again today, [ see below ] 

Materials Used;

  1. 21 x 15 cm decorated edged card and envelope,
  2. 18 x 12.5 cm green card stock,
  3. Three strips of peel offs
  4. Two  7.5 x 6.5 cm white card stock,
  5. 5 cm circle of white card stock,
  6. Background and flower clear stamp
  7. Archival Jet black ink
  8. Adirondack  Alcohol raspberry ink.

 Challenges I will enter this card for are;
  1. "Less is More" Challenge 268. whats outside your Window,
  2. Mojo Monday- The blog. 440
  3. Chocolate, Coffee & cards Challenge #105 use Ribbon,  
  4. The Paper Nest Dolls Challenge #03 2016

Monday, 21 March 2016

What a weekend,

Morning all.

I would like to say THANK YOU MATE, to my friend Kathyk, she told me about a new group on facebook and it’s called " The Bristol Community Friendship Club"  I noticed that most things that were happening were on the other side of Bristol and as I do not drive I did not see how I could join in with them, but there were lots of things I would have liked to do and said so. Do you know that two of the ladies have so kindly offered to pick me up and take me to some of the meets, so watch this space for pictures.

Materials used;

  • 21 x 15 deckle edged card blank and envelope
  • X-Cut butterfly die cuts,
  • Background butterfly stamp.
  • Orange snippet card
  • Heartfelt wishes clear stamp.
Challenges I will enter this card for are:

  1. Wags 'n Whiskers 174 - Final challenge Wings, 
  2. Fussy and Fancy Friday Challenge 157  Things with wings,
  3. Southern Girls Challenge Nature- Enter Me,
  4. Alphabet Challenge Blog * B for Beautiful  Butterfly,
  5. Pixie's Crafty workshop Challenge 221 snippet challenge 

Friday, 18 March 2016

weekend again

Morning all

WOW where are these weeks going.

 Yesterday afternoon I went to knit and natter, it really is fun there are between 6 & 13 ladies there. Its really nice to get out when the weather is so nice. If its nice tomorrow I have to start on the garden. I have been wanting to get out there for a long time but there has always been something to stop me. I just hope that does not happen today, and I can get out into the garden. At the moment the weather does not look very nice out but as long as it stays dry I will get out in the garden.  

Materials I used;

  • 21 x 15 cm blank card and envelope
  • 10 x 10 cm & 6 x 2.5 cm black card
  •  9.5 x 9.5 cm white card blank
  • Hunkydory wishing well and sentiment clear stamp,
  • Papermania background stamp.
  • promarkers, molten red. satin, pink carnation, burgundy, green,canary gold cool grey

Challenges I will enter this card for are;

  1. TTCRD Anything goes March 19- March 21
  2. Use Your Stuff Challenge # 214 Flowers and more Flowers,
  3. Crafty Creation Challenge #311 - Spring Fever
  4. Deep Ocean Challenge Blog  # 124 " Easter".
  5. Lemon Shortbread Challenge # 11 Anything goes.

Wednesday, 16 March 2016


Morning all,

Well spring has sprung in my flat and have some lovely daffodils and they look lovely and fresh. This sun really is making everything look good. I don't know about everyone else but it makes me feel good as well.

I love to work with a sketch as it give me some idea of where I am going with a card, Also like working with a blank card as it really gets the mind going.

As its WDW here is mine

To see the sketch for this card see below, 

  Materials Used;

  • 13.5 x 13.5 cm  deckle edged card blank and envelope,
  • 13 x 13 cm cream cards stock,
  • 13 x 2.5 cm Pattered paper,
  • 9. 5 x 5.5 cm write card stock,
  • Rural springtime clear stamps,
  • Acival  black ink 

Challenges I will enter this card for are;

  1. That Craft Place, Anything goes 13 March Challenge 6
  2. Saturday Sketch Week #104, with Simon says Stamps,
  3. Pixie's Crafty workshop , Pixie's snippet Playground Week -220,
  4. Lil Patch of Crafty Friends  Challenge #29  

Monday, 14 March 2016

Been a lot better this weekend.

Morning all,

Firstly I would love to welcome my new follower Gloria Shirr and hope to see you back again soon, 

What a lovely weekend we have had, Lots of sun and its so lovely to have the windows open and let some fresh air into the flat. Its almost a joy to get up with the weather is like this. I have got all the washing dry outside and that's another bonus.

Materials used

  • 15 x 7 .5 cm MDF plaque,
  • Snowdrops made out of beads, [ I made them some years ago ]
  • System 3 Gold acrylic paint
  • micro beads,
  • Memory box Alphabet soup
  • Two leaves from a decoration

Challenges I will enter this card for are;
  1.  Creative fingers Challenge,#104 & Winners #102'
  2. Sweetstamps BLOG' March's Anything goes Challenge 

Friday, 11 March 2016


Morning all

Hope you are not suffering from the terrible weather, Yesterday was better and its always the same when I do not have to go out I did have a friend pop in for a cup of tea and a good old chat, I hope That maybe it might be OK today as I have a friend coming round and we might go out.

I have had another go at Mixed Media and really think I am getting better but that's just how I am feeling about it. I love playing with the paints and all the other bits and pieces it makes such a change from making cards,  I will show you this in my Monday post, 

Materials used;
  • 21 x 15 cm patterned edge card & envelope,
  • 15 x 13 cm white card stock,
  • Clear stamps, 
  • Two die cuts,
  • Pine, spice,
  • Tea dyed, Squeezed Lemonade,cracked pistachio Distress inks,
Challenges I will enter this card for are;

  1. Dragonfly Dreams- Challenge  Use a die cut,
  2. That craft place Challenge, Anything goes,
  3. Catch The Bug Challenge  Anything goes,
  4. Create and Inspire Challenge 41 Anything goes,
  5. The sisterhood of  Crafter's  Use your Die's / or a punch 

Wednesday, 9 March 2016


Morning all.

Well we had a lovely day Monday and then rain Tuesday so who knows what this weather is going to do come spring. I hope it changes and we have some really nice days. As for today another wet and windy day, If you are going out today stay safe.

As its Wednesday here is my work desk,

Materials used;

  • 21 x 15 cm cream card blank and envelope
  • 17 x 4 cm dark cream card stock
  • Oval red mirri card
  • Flower & Just for you clear stamp sentiment 

Challenges I will enter this card for are;
  1. CAS on Sunday Challenge #78 -Sketch- See Below 
  2. Craft your passion Challenge 302~ Always Anything goes,
  3. Crafting from The Heart  Challenge 102,
  4. Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Challenge 29,
  5. TTCRD Challenge March 8-14, 2016 

Monday, 7 March 2016

Where are these weeks going .

Morning everyone,

Hope you are all well today and everything is going great with you all.

Yesterday Was Mothers day and in the morning I had a long chat with my daughter Kerry on the phone and she said she was going to get on with the housework,  Two hours Kerry and her daughter Stephanie turned up here. It was such a lovely surprise. We had a real laugh and it was a great day, 

Stephanie and Kerry 

Materials use

  • 21 x 15 cm cream blank card and envelope,
  • 20 x 14 cm blue card stock,
  • 17.5 x 12 cm x 12 x 3. 5 green card stock;
  • 11 x 7 white card stock,
  • Tim Hotz crackle Stencil,
  • evergreen bough & tumbled glass distress ink
  • Anita's  wooden rabbit stamp
  • Silver embellishment 
Challenges I will enter his card for are;
  1. Sketch Saturday week #104 With Kenny K. ! 
  2. SweetStamps Blog March's anything goes Challenge,
  3. Pixie's Crafty Workshop Week 21,
  4. Scrapper's Delight Challenge #53 Anything goes 

The sketch I used to make this card 

Friday, 4 March 2016


Morning all

My word how this weather still is changing, It starts of raining then the sun comes out, I suppose  that's how it is this time of year, Nice and sunny this morning but they say it is going to change. I hope not as I have to walk to the post office and pick up a parcel that was delivered yesterday. 

Went to knit and natter yesterday and it was fun. As it always is more natter than knit, I have now finished another blanket for my friend to take to the woman's  refuge Its only a small blanket this time and its crocheted. It will make a pram blanket, 

Took this picture on a gull yesterday.

Materials used,
  • The Art of Brett Weldele stencil,  Ziggy Zag
  • Distress inks, Tumbled grass. wilted violet, Blueprint sketch. 
  • Promarkers, Leaf green, Apricot, spice, poppy canary, satin,
  • Mushroom clear stamp,
Challenges I will enter this card for are;
  1. That craft place, Anything goes challenge anything goes February 28 TH,
  2.  Crafting From The Heart, Challenge 102 
  3. Craft your passion Challenge 301~ Anything goes.
  4. Cardx4 Guyz; Challenge # 109 create you own background. 

Wednesday, 2 March 2016


Morning everyone,

Well we really are nearly into spring now we are in March. Must remember my brothers birthday. I have a plummer coming today and I am having two new radiators and then should be nice and warm. I really bet now that the weather will warm up and I will not need the radiators but as least if it stays cold I will remain warm.

My work desk it empty and will be all day as its is same room as the plummer will be working so no picture today;

Materials used,

  • 21 x 15 cm card blank and envelope
  • Tree, House, snowdrop clear stamps
  • Nuvo pure sheen glitter ice white 
Challenges I will enter this card for are;
  1. Christmas Card Challenge #13, 
  2. Christmas at sweet stamping February Challenge-snowflake,
  3. One layer Christmas card Challenge# 27 
  4. TTCRD Challenge I March -7 March