Wednesday, 17 August 2016


Morning all.

I have decided to have a break from blogging. I have a lot of going on right now and think that I have to put my mind to other things for the time being. I enjoy blogging and looking at everyone Else's blogs and will continue to look at them. I am sure I will be back blogging soon. Thank you for all your kind comments you have all left.I love reading them,

Now onto my last challenge for awhile. 


Materials used. 

  • 14. 5 x 10 .5 cm blank card and envelope
  • 14 .5 x 10 .5 cm patterned paper,
  • 8.5 x 6 .5 cm red card stock,
  • 7. 5 x 5.5 cm  patterned paper,
  • Reindeer clear stamp.
  • Tim Holtz  stencil,
  • festive Berry distress ink,

Challenges I will enter this card for are;
  1. Dragonfly Dreams - More than one fold.
  2. TTCRD " Anything goes " Challenge week of August 16 2016 
  3. Christmas Card Challenge #36
  4. Unicorn Challenge #12, Animal Kingdom,.
As Its WDW here is my work desk, 

I will enter my desk over at WOYWDW  #376 

Monday, 15 August 2016

Another week begins

Morning all,

What a funny day yesterday was, some friends were coming to see me and then the traffic is so bad it took 4 hours to get here.Cheryl had her two children with her and my how they have grown since I last saw them. We had a lovely chat and they stayed for a good while. I hope to see Cheryl some time soon we are really good friends and it does not matter if we do not see each other for some time when we met its as though we have never been apart. Later today another neighbour popped in to look at my cards and her and her daughter are going to come in one day they want me to show them how to make some cards. 

Close up of the glitter and the frosting 

Materials used;
  • 14 x 14 cm card blank and envelope,
  • Double sided tape.
  • Gold Gilding flakes,
  • Alte& new  house clear stamp,
  •  Flower soft Glitter frosting
  • Nuvo ice white glitter.  

Challenges I will enter this card for are;
  1. Fab' n' Funky Challenges -315- Christmas .
  2. Crafting by Design, August Anything goes,
  3. Brown Sugar Challenge  # -21 Anything goes  

Friday, 12 August 2016



Well I think I must be feeling a lot better as I have made a card and a tag for today's post, I think I have felt under par for a long time but seem to be on the mend now and long may it continue. I was really pleased with the card and tag I made and have not been pleased about my work for awhile. 

Materials used;

  • 21 x 15 cm card blank and envelope,
  • Pollyanna Pickering clear stamp set
  • Forest green promarker,
  • Archival sepia ink,
  • post it note for masking 

 Challenges I will enter this card for are;
  1. Addicted to Stamps and more Challenge #206 - Anything goes,
  2. Simon Wednesday challenge  Lets go wild,,
  3. Craft your passion  Challenge #324 ~ Always Anything Goes,

Number two for today A tag,

Materials used;

  • 21 x 6 cm white tag,
  • festive berries & mowed lawn. distress ink.
  • Jet black StazOn ink.
  • Anita's Christmas wooden stamp 

Challenges I will enter this Tag for are.
  1. Crafting Musketeers Challenge #40 Anything but a card.,
  2. Holly Jolly Christmas Challenge Anything but a card,
  3. Penny's Paper- Crafty Challenge #290 Anything goes,  

Wednesday, 10 August 2016


Morning all.

I have spent two days clearing up and changing round my craft room. I was going to get another unit for the craft room but did not know what to get so thought I would do it a different way and not only that I can spend the money saved on other things lol

Today I am going to follow another sketch for the challenge,  The sketch is at the end of the post 

Materials used.

  • 21 x 15 card blank and envelope,
  • 11 x 7 cm  &  13 x 3 green card stock,
  • Owl die,
Challenges I will enter this card for are;
  1. CAS on Sunday Challenge #89 Sketch,
  2. TTCRD  Challenge August 9 Anything goes,
  3.  Cards in Envy, Wing card Challenge,
  4. Crafty Sentiment Design, Use die Challenge,
  5. Craft your passion challenge~ 324  Anything goes, 
As its WOYWDW  Here is my desk. 

Entering my desk over at WOYWDW  #375 

Tuesday, 9 August 2016

A different day to post,

Morning all.

Well this weather really is lasting and its nice to see but the garden sure could do with some rain. I  know its not what we all want but we have to get some rain soon. 

Was out with my friend Angela yesterday hence no post, So thought I would post today,

In 2004 Ron and I went to Australia and as you do did some panning for gold. Have a small amount  nothing like I would need to make me rich lol but there we also tried out luck panning for sapphire and got some nice sapphires I have started to have them set it white gold as I have 7 and want to give them to my granddaughters, Here is a picture of the first two I have had done.I think they are amazing. 

Now onto the challenge 

Materials used,;

  • 21 x 15 cm card blank and envelope,
  • 18.5 x 13 cm black card stock,
  • 17 x 12  cm white card stock,
  • Clear impressions clear stamps, free with a magazine,
  • Salty ocean, & fossilized Amber Distress ink 
  • Verafine Onyx blank ink,

Challenges I will enter this card for are;
  1. CREATIVE INSPIRATIONS Challenge 255 Extended summer challenge,
  2. Little Miss Muffet Challenge, #143 Anything goes,
  3. Craft your passion challenge- 324- Anything goes, 

Friday, 5 August 2016


Morning all, 

Well another week has gone and I do not like how quick its going but there is nothing we can do apart from enjoying what we are doing .I know lots of people are and I hope they continue to. Today I thought I would try another sketch, This one was a lovely simple sketch and can be seen at the end the post, 

Materials I used to make this card are;

  • 21 x 15 cm blank card and envelope,
  • 10 x 2 cm brown card stock,
  • Small pieces of green and blue card stock,

Challenges I will enter this card for are 

  1. Freshly Made Sketches #248 Made by Linda,
  2. Artistic Inspiration , Challenge 162, Anything goes,
  3. Crafty Boots Challenge, Use a stamp ,

Wednesday, 3 August 2016


Morning all.

Sorry about Monday blog, not been feeling to good and really did not feel up to much. I was not sure I would post today but thought as i felt a little better would give it a go,

Went to a lovely retreat over the weekend,  Kathyk .has some more pictures from the retreat ,Over on  her blog here 

There are lovely and would love them in my garden but could not find a chain saw 
This was lovely and stood on the table in reception 

Now to the challenges,

Materials used;

  • 21 x 15 cm card blank and envelope,
  • 10 x 10 cm white card stock,
  • Tattered Lace snowflake die,
  • small pieces of white card for the snow flakes
  • Nuvo Ice white glitter,
  • Nuvo orange soda & pink champagne glitter drops,
  • Gold glitter flakes.
Challenges i will enter this card for are;
  1. Try it on Tuesday, Use you left overs and scraps,
  2. TTCRD Anything goes Challenge August 2-6 2016,
  3. Lemon Shortbread  challenge #21. Anything goes,
  4. Pixie's Crafty workshop week #204. 
As its WOYWDW here is mine, 

I will be entering my work desk over at WOYWD Challenge -week #374