Monday, 27 February 2017

last Monday of February

Morning 

          
                          Thank you for stopping by, I love to read your comments.

Where is this year going its the last Monday of February and it only seems two minutes ago that it was Christmas, On Face book there are people who are doing a countdown to Christmas one in how many sleeps, 

I was playing some time ago with  custard tin and made it into a holder for felt tip pens, I gave it to my granddaughter Stephanie as she really liked it. Along came Maddy to play and spotted said tin. Well Maddy loved it and asked where it came from and was told I made it, She asked if I would make her one and said" do the pens come with it " Well I have made another for Maddy and thought I would show it here . I just hope Maddy likes it 

Another sketch today this time " Less is more."  find the sketch HERE 





Now onto the challenge






Materials used for this card are;

  • 21 x 15 cm bank card and envelope.
  • 9 x 9 cm white card stock,
  • Clarity clear tree stamp,
  • Kaisercraft clear background stamp,
  • Dreamees clear stamp, 
  • vintage sepia  & onyx black  VersaFine ink,
  • Honeycomb promarker.  

Challenges I will enter this card for are.
  1. CFC--168 one layer wonder,
  2. Crafty Gals Corner Challenge #111 Anything goes , 
  3. Less is more, Challenge #319  Sketch 19.






Materials used for the card are;
  • 21 x 15 cm blank card and envelope,
  • 16 x 9 cm backing paper,
  • 12 x 5 cm white card stock,
  • Habico clear stamp,
  • Tonic cog dies,
  • black onyx VersaFine ink.



Challenge I will enter this card for are;,

  1. Come and get it Challenge, Its in the Male,
  2. Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Challenge #52,
  3. Glitter "N" Sparkle Challenge #228  Anything goes, 
  4. Penny's Paper-crafty- Challenge 317 and DT call.


"Less is More "
















Friday, 24 February 2017

Weekend

Morning'

                               Thank you for Stopping by, Love to read your comments. 

Well what terrible weather we have been having and hope everyone is okay. I know the wind has been really wild here and I thought it best to stay in. 

A couple of cupboards have been annoying me as they were very untidy but please to say that they are now tidy.







Materials used for this card are;

  • 21 x 15 cm card blank and envelope,
  • Lighthouse Clear stamp,
  • Black onyx VersaFine ink,
  • Salty ocean Distress ink,
  • Gold, yellow, honeycomb, chilly red, Promarkers


Challenges I will enter this card for are, 

  1. Creative Moments, Challenge 112.  Masculine  
  2. The paper Shelter Challenge #282- The Boys are back in Town,
  3. Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps, Wonderful Wednesday 
  4. Little Miss Muffet Challenge. #157  Anything goes, 






Materials used for this card are;
  • 21 x 15 cm card blank and envelope,
  • Habico Clear Christmas stamp set,
  • Lavinia Christmas tree clear stamp,
  • Ice white, Violet infusion, green meadow Nuvo Glitter. 
  • Hint of violet glitter frosting,
  • Black onyx VersaFine ink 


Challenge I will enter this card for are,

  1. Winter Wonderland Anything Christmas goes - Tribute Challenge,
  2. Sparkling Christmas Challenge #73  A Krafty Christmas,  Add lots of sparkle,
  3. A bit more time to craft, #38 Anything goes,  

Wednesday, 22 February 2017

middle of the week

Morning,

                                   Thank you for stopping by, I love to  read your comments. 

Firstly here are a couple of things I have been up to this week. First is a zig Zag book and it was fun to make, I hope the link works[ Under  the picture ]  for you to have a look at how it was made, 

Second is another knee blanket for the little chapel where I go to a craft club once a month, I crocheted it and have enjoyed making it, 

1st challenge I have gone for a tag this time, I have just received some new stamps by Habico and I really like them so can see  me getting a lot of use out of them, 

2nd  challenge is a sketch that you will find at the end of the post, Its from 
Try Stamping on A Tuesday   




For a look at how this is made click HERE 


Now onto the challenges 



Materials used for this tag are;

  • 13 .5 x 8 cm white card stock,
  • Mermaid lagoon &Blueprint sketch distress ink,
  • Habico Santa clear stamp 
  • Star & sentiment clear stamp.
  • Hole punch

Challenges I will enter this Tag for are, 
  1. My time To Craft, Challenge #338 Anything but a card,
  2. Creative Fingers Challenge #125 & Winners of #123,
  3. Crafting With Attitude Challenge #24,
  4. TTCRD New Challenge for the week of February 21 2017.




Materials used for this card are;
  • 21 x 15 cm card blank and envelope,
  • 19 x 5 x 15.14 cm black card stock,
  • 18.5 x 4 cm white card stock,
  • Dark and light red mirri card,
  • Mowed lawn & lucky clover distress ink,
  • Tonic heart and sentiment dies 


Challenges I will enter this card for are,
  1. Try Stampin' On Tuesday, Challenge #310,
  2. A snowflakes promise. Challenge #37,
  3. Crafting from the Heart, Challenge 147
  4. Cards and more - Challenge 178 Valentines day, 


Try Stamping on a Tuesday 

Monday, 20 February 2017

Monday, Some pictures


Morning,

                           Thank you for stopping by, Love to read your comments 

Had a great weekend and Friday went out for a walk I went to a lovely walk near here Its called         "Streamside walk, " As the name suggest its beside a stream and its really lovely to hear all the birds singing I took my camera and have put some of the pictures I took , I must get my other camera back from my daughter as I left it down there when I went Christmas, 





  Now onto to the challenge,





Materials used for this card are,

  • 21 x 15 cm blank card and envelope.
  • Die cut frame and alphabet
  • Dandelion  and leaf rubber stamp,
  • Clear Gloss Wow embossing powder
  • Salty Ocean Distress ink, 

Challenges I will enter this card for are, 

  1. "Less is more," Challenges #316 Alphabet  
  2. Cute card Thursday, Challenge #465 No pattered Paper
  3. A Bit More Time To Craft, Challenge #38 Anything goes,
  4. HLS February CAS Challenge. Blue, 






  




Friday, 17 February 2017

Weekend again.

Morning 
                                 
                                  Thank you for stopping by 

Well it seems to be getting a bit brighter so maybe a nice day is going to appear, I might get the washing dry yet, 

Went round a friends yesterday was not looking where I was going and kicked a rock and now I think I have broken my toes, Very swollen and bruised, I know I will live though lol 



Materials used for this card are;

  • 21 x 15 cm card blank and envelope.
  • 10 x 8  cm black card stock,
  • 9.5 x 7.5 white card stock,
  • Poppy, Poppy seed and sentiment clear stamps,
  • Canary,spice, lime green promakers 

Challenges I will enter this card for are,
  1. ATSM Challenge #229 Clean and Simple,
  2. Home-Simon Wednesday  Fantastic Florals,
  3.  I love Promarkers,  Challenge #328 Clean and Simple
  4. A bit more time to Craft, #38 Anything goes,  





Materials used for this card are;


  • 21 x 15 cm card blank and envelope.
  • 14 x 13.5 cm white card stock.
  • Tree, Heart, snowman, & heart clear stamps,
  • Black onyx & Vintage sepia VersaFine ink,
  • Scarlet red &ice white Nuvo glitter,
  • Dusky pink, magenta, salmon pink& rose pink, Promarkers 

Challenges I will enter this card for are;
  1. Christmas Card Challenges. #6 
  2. Merry Monday Christmas #235 { Snowmen } 
  3. Christmas cards All the Year Round, February Challenge Red /and or pink and a heart,
  4. Christmas at Sweet Stamping, Anything Christmas Goes February,








Wednesday, 15 February 2017

WOYWDW

Morning


                                 Thank you for stopping by;


Had a lovely day out Monday with my mate Sue, I found a real bargain. I was looking for a coat and went to the "Edinburgh mill" in the Wyevale Garden centre, I looked at two coats and liked them both but they were not cheap. They were on sale and it turned out that I could get both coats for less than the price of the cheapest. So it had to be done. Bargain of the week I think

 I was not going to post today but having had a bad day thought crafting would be good so went ahead and made two cards, 

I have gone for another sketch today  [ anyone would think I like a good sketch  ] This time its from The Sketch file, 

 Its WOYWDW  so you will find my desk at the end of the post,  I am going to enter my desk over on Julia's Stamping Ground, 





Materials used for this card are;

  •  21 x 15 cm card blank and envelope,
  • Ten 4 x 4 cm embossed gold mirri card 
  • 15 x 8 cm black card stock,
  • 14.5 x 7.5 cm white card stock,
  • Blue lagoon & vintage photo VersaFine ink,
  • Hint of violet glitter frosting,
  • Glitter champagne& Ice white Nuvo Glitter,

Challenges I will enter this card for are
  1. Pixie's Crafty  Workshop- Week 267 -268,
  2. Penny Black and More, Use you Favourite  stamp
  3. Scrappers Delight Challenge,# 63 Anything goes.  
  4. HIMCR #228 Super Scraps Saturday.




Materials used for this card are;

  • 15 x 15 cm card blank and envelope,
  • 14.5 x 14.5 cm cream card stock.
  • 14 x 14 white card stock,
  • 8 x 12 black card stock,
  • 7.5 x 11.5 white card stock,
  • 4 cm round burgundy  card stock ,
  • Three small pieces of cream card stock,
  • Pink Carnation, apricot, ruby, sky blue, Promarkers 
  • "Visible image" rabbit and sentiment clear stamp.


 Challenges I will enter this card for are;
  1. The sketch file. February Simple Sketch file,
  2. Stamping Sensations ****Animal Magic **
  3. ~Jo's Scrap Shack ~FFC  #157 Anything goes With 2 Sponsors
  4. TTCRD Anything goes for the week , February 15 -20 2017. 


The sketch file, 

Monday, 13 February 2017

Still very dull

 Morning .. 

Thanks for stopping by,

Well its very dull here this morning but they say we are supposed to have sun but we will see, 

 I want to start my walking again as I know how I enjoyed it. At one time I was walking for up to two hours at a time, Life however got in the way and I stopped it. Started again Saturday and only half hour BUT its a start. Was going to go Sunday as well but was expecting a delivery and don't you just know it the parcel arrived when it was to late to go out,. 

Another Sketch today from Cas (E) this Sketch and a nice sketch it is as well. 



A close up to show how the butterflies stand out. 


Materials I used for this card are;


  • 21 x 15 cm card blank card and envelope,
  • 15.5 x 9 cm dark red card stock,
  • Small piece of light red card sock,
  • odd pieces of  white card stock,
  • Heart and butterfly Tonic die's,
  • Onyx black Versafine ink
  • Canary ,Gold, apricot, sky blue, Promarkers

Challenges I will enter this card for are;
  1. CAS (E) this Sketch! CAS(E)  #208,
  2. ALLsorts Challenge blog, Weel 402 Hearts and /or flowers,  
  3. Unicorn Challenge blog, #18 Butterflies and or Heart, 



Materials used for this card are,

  • 21 x 15  cm card blank and envelope,
  • 11 x 8 cm cream card stock,
  • Cyan,
  • Dusky pink,apricot, cinnamon, bright orange promarkers. 
  • Two small pieces of lace,
  • 7 purple gems
  •  Habico heart clear stamp,
  • Image and sentiment stamp.

  1. Cute Card Thursday: Challenge # 464- Lace or Frills,
  2. Brown Sugar Challenge..#237 -Rhinestone and /or Ribbon,  
  3. Home,- Simon Wednesday. Simon says Cute, 
  4. RRR Challenge #157, Hearts theme with Ribbon or Trim



CAS (E) this to Sketch 

Friday, 10 February 2017

WOW Weekend again

Morning all,

Went to knit and natter yesterday and had a great time. Its great getting together with all the crafty  ladies and what better excuse to drink tea and have a good old chat.





Materials used for this card are;

  • 21 x 15 cm card blank and envelope,
  • Birds of a feather stamp and embossing set, [ free with a magazine ]
  • Hobbycraft sentiment,
  • Vintage sepia VersaFine ink
  • Vermillion Archival ink,
  • Bright orange, Praline, ruby, magenta,grass yellow promarkers,
  • Linen flexmarker 

Challenges I will enter  this card for are;
  1. Crafty Gals Corner challenge #109, Shades of Red,
  2. Deep Ocean Challenge Blog Challenge #148 Hearts
  3. I Love Promarkers Challenge #328  Clean and Simple [CAS ] 

Wednesday, 8 February 2017

WOYWDW

Morning,

Thank you for taking the time to stop be today, 

Its getting a bit lighter in the evening now and I like that, Maybe it means spring is on the way we will see, I know I have a lot of bulbs coming up in the garden so hope that's a good sign.

Again gone for a sketch but really not sure about it now its done but hay hoo; The sketch is from 
 Die  Cuttin Divas . You will find the sketch at the end of the post, 

As it WOYWDW I will be entering my desk over at Julia's Stamping ground Wednesday 401.
. Love looking around all the desks, 



Materials Used for this card are;

  • 21 x 15 cm blank card stock and envelope,
  • 13 x 5.5 cm gold backing paper. 
  • 13 x 4  cm gold embossed mirri card 
  • 12.5 x 6 cm red card stock
  • 4 Tonic snowflake dies, 
  • Twisted citron & fired brick Distress ink
  • Merry Christmas clear stamp sentiment 

Challenges I will enter this card for are, 
  1. Elisabeth Bell's World Heart and Lace or Anything goes.
  2. Die Cutting Divas #303 February sketch.
  3. Crafty Sentiments Design, Anything goes Challenge ,  




Die Cuttin Divas 

Monday, 6 February 2017

A busy weekend,

 Morning,

Thank you for stopping by.


Had a great weekend and really got to grips with my lounge, I friend came over with her carpet cleaner and gave the carpet the once over, Its going to need another going over later but at least its been done once, 



Made a few decisions about things that I am going to do and as I do them I will tell you lovely followers what I have been up to and why.  







Materials used for this card are,

  • 21 x 15 cm  pattern edge card blank and envelope,
  • 17 x 12 cm black card stock,
  • 16.5 x 11.5 cream card stock,
  • The Oriental collection. [ free with Cardmaking and Papercraft ]
  • Honeycomb, canary, magenta, salmon pink,lime green Promarkers
  • Happy Birthday sentiment. 



Challenges I will enter this card for are;
  1. Creative Knockouts #179 -  birthday wishes-  Fred she said,
  2. Little Miss Muffet Challenge #155 Anything goes, 
  3. The Flower Challenge #5 CASE are GUEST DESIGNER.






Materials used for this card are;

  • 12 x 12 cm deckle edged card and envelope,
  • Marianne winter Fun clear stamp design,
  • Honeycomb, Chilly red, Magenta, sky blue,praline promakers,
  • linen FlexMarker, 

Challenges I will enter this card for are,
  1. Pattie's Creation design  Challenge # 131 Lots of Red. 
  2. Lil Patch Of Crafty Friends Challenge #51 anything goes,
  3. CHNC Challenge # 319 

Friday, 3 February 2017

Another week ends

Morning,

Had a good day yesterday but did have a sleep this afternoon after getting up at 5 30 am. The wind was so bad it woke me so decided to get up and start, Trouble with that is I needed to sleep yesterday afternoon.

Looking to see what coloured inks I have discovered this ink pad by VersaFine that has five different colours and I loved using it,The affect is lovely. I really need to get some more colours, I used in on the baubles on the first card.

A  Brought myself  Gelli  arts plate and really have fun with it, there are only the first attempt using the plate so as they say should get better lol





Now onto the challenges. 






  Materials used for this card are;

  • 21 x 15 pattered edge blank card and envelope,
  • Edging & bauble clear stamps,
  • Festive flourishes Christmas stamps, [ free with cardmaking and papercraft ] 
  • Passion fruit & deep lagoon versafine ink,



challenges I will enter this card for are,
  1. Die Cutting Diva's Challenge #302 Anything goes, 
  2. MM # 223 { The magic number # is 5 }
  3. Christmas at Sweet Stamping. Anything Christmas goes, 





Materials used for this card are;

  • 14.5 cm square card blank and envlope,
  •  12 cm black card stock,
  • 11.5 cm white card stock,
  • Jayne Nestorenko clear stamps.
  • Aegean,bright orange,salmon pink, cadet blue, lime green 7 orchid Promarkers


Challenges I will enter this card for are;
  1. The Sister Hood of Crafter's   Simply Made,
  2. Lemon Shortbread Challenge #34 Anything goes,
  3. djkardkreations: NBUS challenge #10  


Wednesday, 1 February 2017

A new Month. WOYWDW

 Morning all.


Firstly I would like to welcome my new followers  Lilian YF.   Lovely to see you. I could not see wether you have a blog but if you have would love to put the link here for you. 


Well had great day yesterday, The plumber came and  put a radiator in my lounge. Really warm now. I still have lots to do in the flat to get it how I want it but it will get there. While the plumber was here I made two cards for today's post. The first card is from a sketch from 
The Paper Players.  You will find the sketch at the end of the post, 

As its Wednesday again i will be sharing my work desk over are Julia's Stamping Ground, 400 




Materials Used for this card are;

  • 21 x 15 cm card blank and envelope,
  • 21 x 15 cm green backing paper, 
  • 20.5 x 9 cm red card stock,
  • Tattered lace edging die,
  • Three black  6 x 5.5 card stock, 
  • One 5 x 4. 5 black card stock,
  • Three cream  5 x  4.4 cm card stock
  • One cream  4 x 3.3 card stock
  • Jayne Nestornko clear stamps,
  • Vintage Photo versaFine ink,
  • Lime green &poppy Promarkers 


Challenges I will enter this card for are;
  1. The Paper Players PP326 A sketch from Joanna,
  2. Pixie's Crafty Workshop Weeks 265 and 266,
  3. Crafty Girlz Challenges January Challenge Anything goes,
  4. I love Promarkers. Challenge #327 Anything goes.





Materials used for this card are;

  • 14.5 x 10 cm gold blank card and envelope,
  • Mowed Lawn Distress ink,
  •  onyx black VersaFine ink,
  • Hint of Violet Glitter frosting,
  • Sugar cube Martha Steward glitter,


Challenges I will enter this card for are;

  1. Christmas Card Challenge #5 optional snow, 
  2. CHNC Challenge 318, No sentiment 
  3.  crafting from the heart....Challenge -145 Anything goes,