Friday, 29 July 2016

Away from my work desk

Morning all,

I am away from my work desk today and have not had time to craft so thought instead I will share with you all a few pictures I have taken in the past few weeks, I love taking pictures of all things as I said to someone one day I will take pictures of most things moving and sometimes things that are still. all taken from in my garden, 

Have a great weekend, 

Wednesday, 27 July 2016


Morning all,

Weather really has cooled down now and its a lot better I have to say, I thought I would try something different for this challenge as the challenge i wanted to enter is "under the sea", so thought I have to get this right and cut out an aperture and put the fish in the aperture and a fisherman over it. Hope you like it, I am pretty happy with it. 

Materials used,

  • 21 x 15 cm blank card and envelope,
  •  Oval Aperture  Die,
  • Personal impressions Clear stamp set.
  • Mermaid Lagoon Distress ink,
  • Cadet blue,Apricot, praline, spice, black  promakers 

Challenges I will enter this card for are;
  1. Fashionable Stamping Challenges Under The Sea.
  2. Little Claire's Designs,  Challenge #71 Anything goes, 
  3. Crafting with Friends  Challenge 25 Anything goes,
  4. Delicious Doodle Challenge, Beside The sea.
As its WOYWDW  here is mine. 

Will be entering my desk WOYWDW and Challenge 373 

Monday, 25 July 2016

Monday again.


Had a couple of days away gain staying with my friend Angela its so nice to have company and just sitting and crafting. I know there and Angela crochets and we chat. It seems to do a lot for both of us as she is on her own as well.

Close up of the glitter. 

Materials I used fro this card are;

  • 21 x 15 cm blank card and envelope,
  • Onyx black Versafine ink,
  • Nuvo ice white glitter & ivory seashell pearl drops
  • promarkers, lime green, praline, orchid, cloud blue.  
  • Stampin up Rubber stamp
  • clear house stamp.
  • Post it note for masking the house 

Challenges I will enter this card for are;
  1. 4 CC # 308 all that Glitters,
  2. C.R.A.F.T. Challenge #373  21st July -Christmas,
  3. Crimbo Crackers Challenge 111-Anything goes,  
  4. ONECRAZYSTAMPER. July Challenge, Christmas in July 

Friday, 22 July 2016


Hello all.

Well the weather really is lasting but its so hot, it would be better if the heat came in over a time but just to wake up and find it this hot is terrible and we are never ready for it, 

Now onto the challenges;

Today's card is from a sketch & can be seen at the bottom of the post, 
Materials used.;

  • 21  x 15 cm blank card and envelope,
  • 10 cm white card stock circle,
  • Three 12.5 x 3 cm coloured card stock,
  • Promarkers, Tan,sky blue,frosted leaf, yellow,dusky pink,crimson,lime green.
  • Nuvo pearl drops,  violet galaxy 

Challenges I will enter this card for are;
  1. Cardz 4 Guyz Challenge #129. Make us smile;
  2. TTCRD  Challenge July 19 Anything goes, 
  3. Try it on Tuesday. Make us smile, July 19 

Wednesday, 20 July 2016


Happy WOYWDW,.

Well it really has been very hot this last few days and really I should not complain.I hope its going to be a bit cooler today, 

On Monday I went out with my friend Sue and we had a great time. There are a few pictures I would like to share with you today. Sue picked me up and we went for Coffee and had a chat about what we wanted to do. we decided to go to the I go for a walk along the canal as it was nice,We did not know it was getting so hot but walked some time and took some pictures. After we have eaten we were going for another walk but it was to hot so went back to Sue's. Her hubby Mike was there as well as the lovely cat Murphy. The cat is blind and really does well and is a lovely cat, 

St Cyr's Church Stonehouse 

Along the canal

Our meal out at the Egypt mill in Nailsworth, 
Now onto the challenge;

Materials used;
  • 15 x 15 cm card blank and envelope,
  • 9 x 9  white card stock.
  • Tattered lace snowflakes.
  • Snowman clear stamp,
  • Nuvo Oyster grey pearl drops
  • Nuvo mirrorball,ice white,spiced apricot Glitter,
  • Promarkers, Gold sky blue bright orange, molten red, amethyst,green& salmon pink.

Challenges I will enter this card for are;. 
  1. Craft your Passion challenge~ 322 Always anything goes, 
  2. Christmas card Challenge #33 
  3. Just for Fun Rubber Stamp- Christmas in July- Christmas Challenge,
  4. 52{Christmas } Card Throwdown July Theme Challenge.

As its WOYWDW here is my desk, 

Entering my desk over at WOYWDW- 372 

Monday, 18 July 2016


Morning all,

Well the weather has been showing that it might be somewhere near summer and they say its going to be very hot this week, 

Yesterday I was at a work shop with KathyK and we had a great time. If you would like to see the things we made pop over to Kathy's blog HERE.

I have been out and about a lot lately and I am having great trouble with catching up on things but as they say "must try harder" 

Now onto the challenges.

Materials used. 

  • 15 x 15 cm square blank card and envelope
  • Trimcraft new bloom pattered  paper
  • Creative expressions  poppy daydreams Rubber stamp,
  • sentiment clear stamp stamp,
  • Gold ,leaf green, bright orange, apricot, Green,yellow lime zest. Promarkers.

Challenges I will enter this card for are;
  1. The Craft Barn, Two weekly Challenge, Clean and Simple
  2. Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Challenge #38 
  3. Dragonfly Dreams- Anything goes,


Friday, 15 July 2016

weekend again

Hello everyone.

Well we have had a good few days with the weather but how long will it last. I have made the cards for my friend and it was a challenge I can tell you but they are done now and I will take them with me tomorrow and hope she likes them. 

Close up of the glitter. 

Materials I have used for this card are;
  • 8 x 8 cm blank card and envelope,
  • Creative expression mask;
  •  Clear stamp Peace on earth dove sentiment;
  • Feather stamp 
  • Nuvo Spice apricot & ice white glitter. 

Challenges I will enter this card for are;

Wednesday, 13 July 2016


Morning all.

Still trying to catch up on myself but am getting there. Just when you think you are getting there someone else asks you to do something and this time it is two cards  for my friend who has just become a great Aunt. A lovely boy was born yesterday in Australia, I have to say though its really nice that someone likes my cards to ask me to make the cards 

Materials used,

  • 21 x 15 cm cream  pattered edge card and envelope,
  • 11 x 11 brown circle card stock,
  • Red card stock
  • Heartfelt creations hibiscus stamp & die combo,
  • Cosmic shimmer clover ink spray 

Challenges I will enter this card for are .
  1. Crafting with Attitude, Challenge 17 Anything goes, 
  2. Art Impressions blog  29 Again! PLUS challenge  188 Anything goes,
  3. Marvelous Magnolia Challenge Flowers.
AS its WOYWDW  here is mine 

Will be entering my desk it for work desk #371 over on  JULIA's

Sunday, 10 July 2016

A Sunday post from me

Morning all,

Had a few days away staying with my friend Angela and everything got on top of me so did not have time to post my blog so wanted to get it done today
 I have gone a bit mad with the stash I have got BUT I just did not think I have ordered that much till it arrived.

Love these stamps.

This card is again from a sketch. You will find the sketch at the bottom of the post, 

Materials used,

  • 15 x 15 cm card blank and envelope.
  • Red and burgundy card stock,
  • 10 cm light brown circle.
  • Apple Blossom Tree die,
  • Universal banner nesting die,
  • Best friend sentiment.

Challenges I will enter this card for are;
  1. A Gem of a Challenge, # 137, lets get Crafty,
  2. Inkspirational; Challenge #112 - Anything Goes With Red 
  3.  Cut It Up #100 - Anything goes,

Wednesday, 6 July 2016


Morning everyone,

We we sure have had a bit of summer and its nice to see, I have started to get my Christmas card done and I have to say I am enjoying making them. Today's is another sketch and that's something else I like to do. really sets the brain going,

Materials used;

  • 15 x 15 cm square card blank and envelope
  • 11 cm red circle card stock,
  • Green triangle card stock,
  • Skater and Christmas tree clear stamp,
  • Craft concept banner die
  • Nuvo mirrorball giltter 
  • Nuvo pale gold pearl drops
  • Craft concept banner die 

Challenges i will enter;
  1. Christmas Card Challenge #31,
  2. Come and Get it Challenge #125 Christmas in July,
  3. 52 {Christmas } Card Throwdown  July Sketch Challenge
  4. Stamping Sensations  July Anything goes with a stamp and ribbon.

The sketch for the card,

As it Wednesday here is my work desk. 
I will be entering my desk over at WOYWDW #370 

Monday, 4 July 2016

Where did the weekend go,

Monday again,

It always seems like the start of a new week and am really wondering where the weeks are going. It will soon be Christmas which is why I have gone for a Christmas card this challenge. First though a picture of this Sparrow my shed wall

Now onto the challenge.

A close up of the glitter and the pearl drops 

Materials used.

  • 21 x 15 cm  card blank and envelope
  • 11 x 11 cm gold circle frame,
  • 11 x 11 white  circle card stock,
  • Tim Holtz crazy bird stamp,
  • Snowflake and sentiment stamp
  • Nuvo crystal drops pale gold & ivory seashell
  • Nuvo mirrorball Glitter. 
  • Promarkers Sky blue,praline, summer sun.apricot, & poppy,

Challenges I will enter this card for are;
  1. QKR Stampede  Challenge #198 -Christmas in July, 
  2. Crafting-With -Friends Challenge 24,
  3. CHNC Challenge extra for July 

Friday, 1 July 2016

Weekend again

Morning all,

Hows the week been for you all.  Hope you managed to stay dry, I went out yesterday with my friend Angela. We went out for Coffee and met up with some other friends and a good chat,

Now onto the challenge.

This is the inside of the card .

Materials use.

  • 17. 5 x 12.5 cm gate fold card and envelope. 
  • 16 x 11.5 & 16 x 6  cm white card stock,
  • Nuvo mirrorball,& spiced apricot  glitter
  • Embossing folder and stamps free with Card making and papercraft,
  • Promarkers, pear green, praline, sky blue. poppy,lime zest, green molten red.
Challenges I will enter this card for are;
  1. Crafting by Design, July Anything goes, 
  2. Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps  Anything goes
  3. Merry Monday Christmas #211 {Blue Gold,white &blue