Monday, 22 July 2019

Busy weekend

I used to think it was only when I worked that the weekends were busy how wrong can one be lol I really must try to do things during the week and not leave it all till the weekend lol 

I have a lovely picture of my late husband and myself on the Cruise ship  Costa fortuna and we are sat on a bench with the name of the ship on the bench, I said to a friend who can drawer and paint. (wish I could cannot even get a stick man right lol ) would it be possible to draw just our hands and last night she came round with this lovely picture, Such talent. 

Ron and I on the Costa fortuna ( and it did LOl ) 

This is the picture Emma gave me last night 

Materials used for this card are. 

  • 20 x 10 cm card blank and envelope. 
  • Small piece of white card stock,
  • Hobbycraft black ink pad, 
  • Nuvo Embellishment mousse,
  • Tonic stencil. 
  • Two strips of washi tape, 
  • Thinking of you sentiment, [ free with a magazine, ]
  • Gold Promarker, 

Challenges I will enter this card fore are,
  1. CAS(E) this sketch! # 331
  2. CCEE Stampers, 1929 Stencils,
  3. Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge #439 ATG


Friday, 19 July 2019

wow another weekend

Wow cooler today with light rain and that's one job I will not have to do . Water the garden, it is nice to see the rain and it is needed on so many different levels,


Materials used for this card are, 
  • 21 x17 cm card blank and envelope, 
  • 21 x 7  cm patterned paper. 
  • Snowman and sentiment clear stamps [Free with Crafts Beautiful, ]
  • Two snowflake die cuts, 
  • Silver lining promarker,
  • Ice white Nuvo glitter, 

Challenges I will enter this card for are, 
  1. Crafty Gals Corner challenge #196. Christmas in July, 
  2. The Male room, Challenge #115 Christmas in July. 
  3. Crafty Sentiment Designs. Christmas in July, 
  4. The Holly and Ivy Christmas Challenge #52 Anything Christmas goes, 

Wednesday, 17 July 2019


Missed looking round all the desks last week but was away and had a great time, its hard to think I have been home a week So pop over to Julia's Stamping ground and if you don't know about it check it out HERE 


Materials used for this card are, 

  • 17 x17 cm card blank and envelope, 
  • 12.5 x3 cm card stock,
  • 7 x2 cm white card stock,
  • Archival ink pad,
  • Bakers twine, 
  • Hand made bow, 
  • Printed Thank you,
  • Clear Flower Stamps. [free with a magazine,]

Challeneges I will enter this card for are, 
  1. Global Design Projects Challenge #198, Sketch 
  2. Make My Monday Challenge #100 Thank you,
  3. A bit more time to craft, Challenge 96 ATG,
Not a lot on my work desk today some nuvo glitter and a couple of promarkers and some glue, 

Monday, 15 July 2019

Another week starts

Its a lot cooler today although they say its going to get hot again later I the week I hope not,

I know everyone has been there but this card was the tried try lol  somehow the head was not in it so just left it and went back later and then started something completely different .


Materials used for this card are, 

  • 17 x 17 cm  card blank and envelope. 
  • 9 x 6 cm white card stock.
  • Versafine blank ink pad, 
  • Victorian Christmas clear stamps, 
  • Papermania tinsel red glitter,
  • Hint of violet glitter frosting,
  • pure white Nuvo glitter, 
  • Mink green,tan, poppy, gold, silver lining Promarkers, 

Challenges I will enter this card for are,
  1. KCC  #463 Christmas in July,
  2. little red wagon, Challenge #505. Its beginning to look at lot like  Christmas,
  3. Christmas at sweet Stampin July Challenge, ATG optional Christmas in the sun, 
  4. CHNC Challenge  # 446 optional use some red. 

Thursday, 11 July 2019

Had a great time

                                                    Sorry a lot of photos today 
 Had a most fantastic time at my granddaughters prom, Stephanie looked stunning and set myself and my daughter off  into a flood of tears, Stephanie was born 12 weeks early and was only 2 lb 6 oz so to see her a lovely healthy 16 year old is so special,

New born Stephanie 
   Stephanie age 16 
With her mum Kerry, My daughter, 

With Auntie Kirsty My other daughter, 
With her school friends, 


Materials used for this card are, 
  • 21 x 17 cm card blank and envelope,
  • Hobbycraft blank ink pad 
  • Orange washi tape. 
  • Two lengths of ribbon,
  • clear stamp, [free with a magazine,]
  • lime green. gold, yellow, cyan, poppy, tan, dusky pink, pink carnation promarkers, 

Challenges I will enter this card for are, 
  1. ATSM challenge  # 349 - Clean and simple,
  2. I love promarkes. Challenge #388. ATG optional one for the girls, 
  3. CAS Colours & Sketches Challenge329, 
  4. Wednesdays Creative Inspirations ATG 



Wednesday, 26 June 2019


I really wish someone knew why the time is going so quick  how can it be Wednesday again, Having said that I love Wednesdays as I head over to Julia's stamping ground Here and have a look at all the other desks I am often surprised by the spaces people work on, Having said that I have a large table but only work on a small area. I think that's why its is mostly messy, If you do not know about 
       the stamping ground head over there and Julia will explain 

Materials used for this card are, 

  • 14.5 x 14.5 cm card blank and envelope, 
  • 14 x14 cm white card stock,
  • Stamps By Me  flower & sentiment clear stamps, 
  • Sky blue, magenta. lime green, mint green & gold,  promarkers,

Challenges I will enter his card for are. 
  1. A Bit More Time To Craft, Challenge #95  ATG 
  2. A Perfect Time To Craft For June #6 -2019,  ATG
  3. Crafts Galore Encore Challenge #64   ATG
  4. Lil Patch  of Crafty Friends, Challenge # 108  ATG 



Materials used for this card are, 

  • 21 x 14.5 cm card blank and envelope, 
  • 21 x 7 white card stock
  • 6.5 x 5 white card stock,
  • 2 pieces 6 x6 cm white card stock,
  • Green & blue acrylic paint, 
  • leaves, 
  • Lime & mint green, Violet, purple, gold, sunflower, Cinnamon, ice grey 2.  promarkers, 

Challenges I will enter this card for are, 
  1. PP447 A sketch Challenge by Jaylee,
  2. *** Pammies Inky Pinkies ***  Challenge #1925. ATG 
  3. Make My Monday Challenge #99 Begins with the letter B 
  4. Creativ Fusion Arts & Crafts Challenge #12  ATG 

My desk today. The stamps are a set of stamps from " Docrafts  papermania" 

its  two set's with male's as well. 

Monday, 24 June 2019

Monday again

Those who are regular readers of my blog will know I have had pigeons nesting in my wisteria, went out there yesterday and the birds have fledged, So pleased that they managed to fledge just sad I did not see it,
Close up on the glitter. 

Materials used for this card are,

  • 21 x 17 cm card and envelope, 
  • 16 x 12  & 5.5 x 3. 5 cm gold card stock,
  • 15 x11   & 4.4 x 2.5 cm white card stock,
  • Mirrorball Nuvo glitter, 
  • Hint of green glitter frosting. 
  • Digi printed from  JustInklined' Disc 2. CD Rom, 
  • Mulberry Wood sentiment. 
  • Gold, poppy, ocean tea,
  • Cinnamon, spice. gold, ocean teal, poppy, Promarkers, 

Challenges I will enter this card for are, 
  1. CD Sunday Challenge #13 ATG 
  2. Creative Moments Challenge 171 ATG 
  3. Sparkles Monthly Challenge #117 No patterned paper. 
  4. Pixies crafty Workshop # 355   Snippets 

Was really chuffed to find out I had been picked for a prize over at Crafty Hazelnut Challenges with this card,