Wednesday, 27 April 2016


Morning all

Well the weather sure has gone silly again, Some parts of the country are having snow and where I am in Bristol it was sun and heavy rain and hail stones, 

I had a lovely day out yesterday with some new friends, we had a lovely chat, Cuppa and cake, I was delighted to see this robin and blue tit having fun in my bird bath yesterday, 

Now onto the challenge,

It does not look like it  but the card is gold.
And is a sketch and can be found at the bottom

Materials used,

  • 12.5 x 12.5 cm blank deckle card and envelope,
  • 11.5 x 11.5 cm purple mirri card,
  • 11 x 11 cm gold mirri card,
  • 11.5 x 1 cm blue card stock,
  • Oval card stock
  • Brown swirl
  • Nuvo Crystal drops buttermilk.

Challenges I will enter this card for are;
  1. A beautiful Mess # 1- Always Anything goes,
  2. TTCRD Challenge April 26-  May 2, 
  3. The Sketch File Swirly highlights updated April 26. 

The Sketch File

 As its WOYWDW  here is mine, Not a lot going on. will be entering it onto  stamping-Ground for their 

Monday, 25 April 2016

start of another week

Good morning all

I had a lovely day out  yesterday. My friend Angela picked me up and we went out for Sunday lunch. We went to a Toby Carvery and had a lovely meal. We then spent the rest of the day back at Angela's. I am going out again in the morning to meet up with Angela. 

Now onto the challenges, 

 Materials used. 

  • 16 cm x 12.5 cm  card blank and envelope,
  • 15 cm x 11.5 cm black card stock,
  • 14 cm x 10.5 cm & 11 cm x 7 cm white card stock,
  • 12.5 cm x 8 cm silver mirri card,
  • 11 cm x  7 cm gold mirri card, 
  • Clear Christmas stamp,
  • Versafine onyx black ink
  •  flower soft Glitter frosting,
  • Promarkers, magenta, chilly red. honeycomb, cyan,ocean teal, coral orchid

Challenges I will enter this card for are;
  1. Christmas at Sweet Stamping, Animals,
  2. Little Miss Muffet Challenge #136 -Anything goes,
  3. Lemon Shortbread Challenge # 12 Winners, Anything goes,
  4. Glitter 'N' Sparkle Challenge #185 Anything goes, 

Friday, 22 April 2016

Friday .

Morning all.

Hope this find you all well. I was without the internet for a couple of days when it just came back again so glad it was nothing I did to it.

I have a friend coming over today and we are going to have a day of crafting, It is going to be fun. Got to get the table cleared so we can start again to mess it up. I get to mixed up with what day it is and nearly forgot to do this blog post, 

Now onto the challenges;

This is from a sketch and find it below.
Materials used.
  • 18 x 12.5 cm white blank card and envelope,
  • 17 x 14 .5 cm black card stock,
  • 16 x 13 .5 cm pattered  Paper.
  • snippets of  black and white card.
  • Nuvo Duck egg blue,  rhubarb crumble crystal drops

Challenges I will enter this card for are:-
  1. Freshly Made Sketches #233 -A sketch by Amy, 
  2. Create and Inspire Challenge #44,  
  3. Deep Ocean Challenge blog Challenge #127 Dots/ and or stripes. 

Monday, 18 April 2016

Monday again,

Morning all.

What a lovely weekend it has been weather wise, So much sun and I really could get used to it. I have even got washing dry today and I love it when washing has been out in the air, 

Its lovely crafting as well as my desk looks out into the garden. I have even done some spring cleaning and that feels good as well. I am hoping now I have got the flat tidy I will keep it like it, I thought being on my own it would be easy but I got into the habit of saying oh I will do it tomorrow and as the saying goes "tomorrow never comes"  so I thought it was about time I got on with things.

Now onto the challenges. 

This is a sketch challenge you will find the sketch below, 

Materials used;
  • 21 x 15 cm patterned edged card and envelope,
  • 20.5 x 14.5 owl paper, 
  • 13 x 6 cm feather paper,
  • 9 x 6 cm white card stock,
  • 13 cm ribbon,
  • 2 gold bows,
  • Pollyanna Pickering feather stamp.

Challenges I will enter this card for are;
  1. Try Stamping' On Tuesday, Challenge #226, 
  2. Blog- Eat.Play.Stamp. TCP Challenge #312-Wings,
  3. Come and get it challenge # 114 Things with wings and Winners,
  4. HIMCR #247 -LOL. 

Friday, 15 April 2016

Weekend again.

Morning all.

How are things going for you all. My week started of really sad as I was let down by two people who were picking me up to go out somewhere, I was feeling really  fed up and then my phone rang and it was Gillian flowers who runs the  Bristol Community Friendship Club on facebook Its a group for lonely people, She asked me if I would like to go out and have something to eat, Her daughter was also there and we had a real laugh. I have not laughed so much in a long time. This is the three of us together in a Masons Arms. myself, Gillian and her daughter Michelle.

Now onto the challenge 

Materials used;

  • 21 x 15 cm card blank and envelope,
  • leaf stencil,
  • tonic owl die,
  • distress ink  tumbled glass,
  • Promarkers  frosted leaf.

Challenges I will enter his card for are;

  1. Addicted to Stamps and more. Challenge#189. Clean and Simple, 
  2. Crafty Gals Corner, Challenge #67~ Die Cuts or Punches,
  3. Crafty Sentiments Design Blog Anything goes, 
  4. Dream Valley Challenges - 129 Anything goes, 

Wednesday, 13 April 2016


Morning all.

Well It has been a very funny week, I was going out both Monday and Tuesday but both things were cancelled. I hope it does not continue, I am trying to get out and hope that I can do so later this week. Weather has been quite good this week and the night are really drawing out now and it was still quite light at 8 PM, last night, 

On Monday it rained all day and I looked out of the window and i saw this magpie sheltering under the roof of my friends house, He looked so cosy there and stayed a long time I could not resist taking this picture, 

Now onto the challenges,

Embossing on he inside of the card, 

Materials used,

  • 21 x 15 cm card blank and envelope,
  • Hunkydory flower card,
  • Sweet poppy flower stencil,
  • Anita's rose stamp,
  • Praline Promarker
  • Nuvo embellishment mousse.

Challenges I will enter this card for are,

  1. CAS Mix Up Card April  Challenge, 
  2. Dragons Lair Design April Challenge And Anything goes,,
  3. Crafting with An Attitude Challenge 14,
  4. A beautiful Mess Challenge #1 Anything goes,

 As its Wednesday here is my word desk, I will be posting it on  stamping-Ground for their

Monday, 11 April 2016

Monday 11 th

Morning all.

Had a friend over Friday and we went shopping and out for something to eat. There is a Harvester near the Cribbs Causeway and we thought we would give it a go. When the lady came to see what we wanted to order I asked about gluten free meals and she said just say what you are thinking about eating and I will tell you if its gluten free.I had a lovely meal and they even cooked gluten free chips.

Onto the challenges,  I have a busy week this week so wanted to get as many cards finished as I could for this week. 

Some of the sparkle,

Holly over the whole card.

Materials used;

  • 21 x 15 pattern edge card card blank and envelope
  • Holly and bauble clear stamps
  • Salmon pink, Green, line green, bright orange, silver lining. promarkers 
  • green meadow, spiced apricot Nuvo glitter

Challenges I am going to enter this card for are ;
  1. ABC Christmas Challenge G for Green or Gold.
  2. One layer Christmas card Challenge #29,
  3. Winter Wonderland Christmas Baubles 
  4. Sparkles Christmas Challenge #63 CAS Christmas 

Friday, 8 April 2016

Weekend again.

Morning all.

Welcome to another weekend, Well the weather has been very strange, sunny one day and not so good the next, I really wish we knew what the weather was going to do as it does not seem to be able to make its mind up. lol. 

I am really chuffed with myself today. I love orchids and I have 9. One of the orchids looked terrible and I could do nothing right, it just seem to be dying. I was doing the same with it as I was with the others, so, I thought I would re pot it. When I took it out of the pot it was in moss, I took all the moss from the roots and found that it did not have many roots as they had all rotted, I cut of the dead roots and re potted in the right soil. Today all the flowers are as they should be and another flower has opened, 

I fancied doing something different for a card and have been thinking about doing this for a while so thought I would make one,

Materials used 
  • 21 x 15 cm card blank and envelope,
  • 20 - 4 3.5 cm  white card stock
  • 21 x 15 patterned paper
  • 20 clear stamps
  • Orchid, cadet blue, egg nog, tan, satin, sky blue, green, gold, henna, magenta and lime green promarkers
  • Sapphire blue and scarlet red nuvo glitter.

Challenges I will enter this card for are;
  1. Pixie's Crafty Workshop, Snippets workshop-223,
  2. Craft your passion challenge~ 306 Anything goes
  3. Where The HeArt is.Challenge 8, Sparkle and Bling/ Anything goes. 
  4. TTCRD Challenge. April 5=11, 2016 

Wednesday, 6 April 2016


Morning all,

Well its really been a lovely few days. I have been very busy talking to lots of new friends and I am booking up lots of things up to do and hope that I have lots of fun.
Well as its Wednesday here is my work desk.

Materials Used;

  • 21 x 15 cm  cream blank card and envelope,
  • Pollyanna Pickering  clear stamp collection,
  • Distress ink- twisted citron &faded jeans.
  • promarkers-cinnamon,tan,praline & silver lining.
Challenges I will enter this card for are

  1. CAS MIX IT Up card April challenge  Stamping + Stenciling
  2. A bit more time to Craft Challenge Winners #16 Anything goes,
  3. brown Sugar Challenge ..192 # Anything goes ,
  4. Animal Friends challenge #37 Birds/birds  
Here is my work desk. I will be posting this over on WOYWDW

Monday, 4 April 2016

Monday. .

Morning all

We have been having some better weather and long may it continue. I hope all you Crafters that have been away this weekend have had a great time, hoping you all have a safe journey home, Looking forward to seeing what you have all been up to and what you have all made, 

 It was my birthday yesterday and I had a quite day yesterday. I did go to a friends and had a coffee and that was nice. I had lots of cards and some nice presents. 

Now onto crafting, This is the card I made, I have to craft during the day as yet another light has gone here and this time the fitting has broken.  I am getting someone to look into it all.

Materials used.
  • 12.5 x 12.5 cm blank deckle card & envelope 
  • Stencil.
  • Two deckle edged  circles 
  • Flower clear stamp
  • Nuvo crystal  pearl drops "Violet galaxy"
  • Happy Birthday sentiment.
Challenges I will enter this card for are;
  1. Addicted to Stamps and More Challenge #187 Make your mark,
  2. Lemon Shortbread challenge. #12 Anything Goes.
  3. Penny's Paper- Crafty Challenge 271 Anything goes.

Friday, 1 April 2016

April already,

Morning all.

Well here we are again at the beginning of a new month, I am wondering if when I turn around it will be Christmas. How frightening is that thought. Yesterday evening I went round and had a laugh with my neighbour  we get on great, I also met the new people who have just moved it next door and they seem nice people, They have a lovely dog and she has four puppies, They said you know you would
 like a dog I said o don't think so. the lady said you would if you could see them. I must make them a new home card, I have a pal coming round  this morning and not sure what we will be getting up to. I love to see people and have a chat. 

 Christmas Carol "Let it snow," 

Materials used;
  • 20.5 x 9.5 cm aperture card and envelope, 
  • Nuvo pure sheen, Pure green, pure sheen Glitter.
  • Snowflake, Snowman & flower stamps.

Challenges I will enter this card for are;
  1. Merry Monday #198 { Christmas Carol }
  2. Christmas card challenge #17,
  3. Christmas at Sweet Stamping, Cute Christmas