Monday, 30 May 2016

Bank Holiday Monday,

Morning all.

Hope you are all having a great bank Holiday and enjoy everything you are doing, I sent some time with my family and had a great time, I am going to take a week off from blogging as right now I have a few things going on but I wil be back as I love reading all your lovely comments about my work.

Now onto the challenges

Materials used for this card are;
  • 6 x 6 cm card blank and envelope,
  • 12.5 x 11 cm dark blue card stock
  • 9 x 3 & 9 x 2 cm light blue card stock
  • ProMarkers, Poppy, ocean teal, amethyst, gold.

Challenges I will enter this card for are
  1. The Sketch File May update 24. 05 16
  2. Artistic Inspiration, Challenge #157 Anything goes with a twist/ flowers,
  3. CTC # 223 Your Favourite Colour,

Friday, 27 May 2016

weekend again .

Morning all,

Had a good day out yesterday with my friend, Went to a lovely coffee shop and the staff  are so friendly and helpful, It is in Croft end Church.  My friend Angela had A picture of Ron [my husband who passed away last year]  put onto canvas for me and it really is lovely thank you  Angela. This is the picture  of the canvas and I really love it.

Now onto the challenges, 

Materials used,
  • 15 x 15  cm card blank and envelope.
  • 11 x 11 cm black card stock
  • 9 x 9 cm white card stock,
  • Kaisercraft clear background stamps
  • "Walk in the Park" clear stamps [free with a magazine] 
  • StazOn Jet black ink
  • Distress ink picked raspberry, festive berry. 

Challenges I will enter this card for are ;
  1. Lemon Shortbread Challenge, #16 Anything goes. 
  2. Crafty Sentiments Design, Anything goes Challenge,
  3. Make My Monday Challenge,   In the Garden Challenge.
  4. Crafting Musketeers Challenge #37 Summer.

Wednesday, 25 May 2016


Morning all,

Weather has really gone downhill since yesterday. I think someone knows I have washing to do, Never mind as long as it does not rain I will put it out and hope for the best,

Now for the challenge, 

From a sketch shown at the bottom of post, 

Materials used 

  • 21 x 15 cm card blank and envelope,
  • 16 x 10.5 cm green card stock,
  • 18 x 4 cm olive card stock,
  • Clarity clear stamp,
  •  Promakers, praline, coral, forest green,
  •  6 green gem's,

Challenges I will enter this card for are;

  1. Crafting from the heart. Challenge 13. Anything goes. 
  2. Scrapbook Stamps Challenge 92 #  Anything Goes Option. white card only the image coloured
  3. My Besties UK- Challenge- Just Anything goes,

Sketch  from TPD card Challenge 

As it WOYWDW here is my desk. A larger desk more mess lol  I will be entering it over on  it over on  WOYWDW 

Monday, 23 May 2016

Another week starts,

Morning all.

Hope you all had a nice weekend,

Sketch for this card at the bottom of the post, 

Materials used;
  • 21 x 15 cm card and envelope
  • 20.5 x red card stock
  • 20 x 13.5 cm white card stock
  • Pickled raspberry distress spray stain
  • Three snippets of back ground card;
  • clear stamp sentiment,
Challenges I will enter this card for are;
  1. The Crafty Addicts  Add a sentiment.
  2. Bunny Zoe's Crafts  Lots of layers, 
  3. Craft your passion challenges   Anything goes,
  4. Cas(E) this Sketch  # 173

Find this challenge here, Cas(E) this Sketch 

Friday, 20 May 2016



Well we did not get the rain today, I was glad really as I was at out today for a meal with a friend and we both had a great time and meal. We went to the Winter Stream farm at Hambrock . Its not been open long,

Now onto the challenge, 

Materials used
  • 6 x 6 cm blank card and envelope.
  • Peacock embossing folder & clear stamp,
  • Promarkers,  dusty rose,silver lining, spice,green, fuchsia pink,cyan,Violet

Challenges I will enter this card for are;
  1. Crafty Calender. May Challenge, Things with wings. 
  2. Polkadoodle Crafting, challenge.  Things with Wings.
  3. Creative Artiste Challenge 14 Anything goes, 
  4. TTCRD Challenge "Anything goes" May 17-2

Wednesday, 18 May 2016



Off out this morning to meet up with a pal. We go out for lunch a couple of times a week weather permitting , It is  raining today and knowing my luck it will keep raining as I am catching the bus to Bristol

Now onto the challenge, 

Materials used

  • 15 x 15 cm card blank and envelope,
  • 15 x 4 cm pattered paper,
  • snowman, winter wishes,sledge & snowdrop clear stamps,
  • Nuvo buttermilk crystal drops.

Challenges I will enter this card for are:

  1. CHNC Challenge 821 PINK
  2. Christmas card Challenge #24 --Anything goes,
  3. ABC Christmas Challenge J is for Jewels  
  4. Winter wonderland Snowman.

As its WOYWDW here is mine and i will be entering over on The stamping ground 

Monday, 16 May 2016


Good morning,

Well, for a change, we have had a lovely weekend. The sun has been shining and as they say "all is well with the world," well mine at least. I am now feeling better than I have for a long time and hope its not just a day thing and it just keeps getting better.  

I was looking at my garden today and took a couple of pictures and thought I would share a couple of pictures of it,

Now onto the challenge 

Sketch  at the end of post, 
Materials used;
  • 20 x 14 .5 cm patterned card blank and envelope
  • 18 x 13 cm red card stock
  • 13 x 3.5 cm white card stock
  • 18 x 3 cm cream card stock,
  • Dragon fly. ladybird & sentiment clear stamps

Challenges I will enter this card for are;
  1. Creative Artiste Challenge..Anything goes.
  2. A Beautiful Mess Challenge #2 Anything goes,
  3. Your Next Stamp Sketch and colour challenge #39 

Sketch for card Here, 

Friday, 13 May 2016

Welcome to the weekend

Morning all,

I just would like to say a big thank you for all the lovely comments I had on my last blog post, I was surprised a lot of you had not made these book cards,
Horrid weather Wednesday Never stopped raining till 4 PM when its to late do do what I wanted to. Then on Thursday it was really hot again, This weather sure does not know what to do, Hope it soon sorts itself out, Out shorty to met up with a pal so hope the weather is ok today .

Materials used.

  • 12.5 x 12.5 cm deckle card blank and envelope
  • 10 x 7  silver card stock
  •  9.5 x 6.7 white card stock
  • Clear stamp [free with Quick cards} 
  • Cosmic shimmer glitter jewels 
  • Martha Steward orange sorbet glitter
  • promarkers, poppy, coral, green, mint green, fuchsia pink

Challenges I will enter this card for are ;

  1. Christmas at Sweet Stamping , May- Winter Fun,
  2. TTCRD Anything goes 5-10 Through 5-16,
  3. Sparkling Christmas Challenge #64  Christmas Cuties,
  4. Crafting By Designs Pink and girly.

Wednesday, 11 May 2016

Midweek& WOYWDW

Morning all;

Well again I have started to do something really new for me, I went to see my friend Chris and she showed me a card that looked just like a book. I loved it so I came home to give it a go and I loved how it looked, I was so pleased that I went on to make another one. What amazed me was that you could start with a flat card blank card card  and make it look like a book, I am sure lots of you have done this but its new to me,

Materials used;
  • 18 x 13 cm card  with pattered front and envelope,
  •  snippet of black and white card,
  • oriental stamps .
  • 8 pearls 
Challenges I will enter this card for;
  1. Scrapbook Stamp Society challenge #91 Anything goes option layers 
  2. My Besties UK- Challenge- Just Anything goes. 
  3. Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Challenge #33 Anything goes 
  4. Sweetstamps BLOG: challenge Anything goes, 

my work desk, which i will enter over on Stamping Ground, HERE

Monday, 9 May 2016


Morning all.

What a lovely day we had yesterday, the sun was so hot its not as nice today but we have to have the bad to know how good the other days are. 

Now on to the challenge. 

Close up of the glitter

Materials used,

  • 21 x 15 pattered edged card blank and envelope
  • hobbycraft wooden Christmas stamps,
  • hobbycraft white. winter mint, cherry popsicle, limeade glitter,
  • promarkers pale blossom. fuchsia molten red, winter berry, mint green, lime zest.

Challenges I will enter this card for are;

  1. Addicted to Stamps and More, Challenge #192 Make you Mark,
  2. Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge Blog Anything goes, 
  3. ABC Christmas Challenge.  I for ink
  4. One layer Christmas card #30 

Friday, 6 May 2016

Weekend once more,

Morning all,

I just do not know where there weeks are going but it seems that this year is going so fast. I am almost afraid to go to sleep as I never know what day it will be when i get up that's how fast this year seem to be going .It has been a lovely few days with the lovely sun. Long may it continue.

Now onto the challenge  and this something different, I love taking things and making them look different, This was an old sauce bottle. 

A closer look at the bottle/ 

This is the top of the bottle 
Materials used;

  • Empty Sauce bottle,
  • Old map book,
  • different coloured beads, 
  • Butterfly and other embellishments, 
  • Artificial Rose.

Challenges I will enter this bottle for are;
  1. Love to create Challenge 9 Anything creative/ mixed Media goes,
  2. Creating by Design Anything goes.
  3. Crafty Sentiment Designs Anything Goes,
  4. little red wagon Challenge #340 -Anything but a card.   

Wednesday, 4 May 2016

Middle of the week.

Morning all

Have been  having lots of days out with my friend Angela, She is a lovely lady and we get on really well.To help the days along the weather has been very good .

Sorry work desk has nothing on it this week.

Now onto the challenges,

Materials used,

  • 6 x 6 deckle card blank and envelope,
  • Rose stencil,
  • Distress ink, lucky clover, pickled raspberry,
  • Happy birthday and have a great day sentiments .
Challenges I will enter this card for are;
  1. Crafty Sentiments design, Anything goes Challenge,
  2. Tuesday Throwdown #292  Welcome spring,
  3. Crafting From The heart, Challenge 110
  4. Lemon Shortbread Challenge #13 plus Winners . 

Monday, 2 May 2016

Bank Holiday Monday

Morning all.

Hope everyone has a lovely bank holiday and the weather is better than here, 

Had a bad couple of days and I never thought I would get this post done for today but feeling a whole lot better so getting to started and see how I get on,  Not sure when the spring is going to arrive but now its May we should not have any more April showers.

I looked at a couple of challenges and they wanted heat embossing and it is something I have not done a lot of so thought I would give it a go hope you like the tag I have come up with, 

Materials used.

  • White & Black card stock
  • Stencil & Flower stamp
  •  Vintage sepia Versafine ink,
  • Carved Pumpkin. Abandoned coral distress ink,
  • Woven tapestry embossing powder.
  • Nuvo rhubarb crumble pearl drops .
Challenges I will enter this tag for are
  1. STAMPloration blog: Stencil Sunday #44 + May mixed Media Challenge,
  2. Lacy Sunshine's Color Anything goes and Pirates galore,
  3. Sweetstamps Blog Anything but a card Challenge,
  4. Creative Artiste Challenge 13.