Friday, 31 August 2018

another Month ends

Its just after midnight and I Am still up and crafting. I went to town this afternoon and twisted my back and was in a lot of pain, Came home and relaxed and slept for three hours, so I am not now tired but will try to get some sleep when I have done this, 

Materials used for this card are, 

  • 21 x 15 cm card blank and envelope,
  • 10 x 2 cm cream card stock x 6 pieces,
  • 10 x 2.5 cm cream card stock,
  • Tonic flower die, 
  • Staedtler colour pens,
  • sky blue,  promarkers. 
  • Archival ink pad.

 Challenges I will enter this card for are, 
  1. Fussy and Fancy Friday, Challenge #219  Anything goes, 
  2. MDF card Challenge, Wednesday Sketch Clallenge #400,
  3. CARDZ TV Anything goes Challenge, 
  4. The Sisterhood of Crafters. "Bloomin' Flowers" 


This is the tree showing the how it stands up. 

Materials used for this card are,

  • 21 x 15 cm card blank and envelope,
  • Shabby Shutters distress ink,
  • 10 x 9.5 cm silver Mirri card stock,
  • Gold mirri card stock,

Challenges I will enter this card for are,

  1. The Holly and Ivy Christmas Challenge #35  Anything Christmas goes, 
  2. The Merry Christmas Challenge, Aug 15 - Sept 14, Anything Christmas, 
  3. Christmas Card Throwdown, August Technique, 
  4. Crafty Sentiment Design, Anything goes Challenge, 


Tuesday, 28 August 2018

nearly middle of the week

Weather has cooled down now and I am now starting to go out for walks, its so much better. I love walking and listening to the birds and taking my camera with me and seeing what |i can spot ,

Another sketch today, 

Materials used for this card are,
  • 21 x 15 cm card blank and envelope. 
  • 15 x 8 cm gold mirri card, 
  • 13 x 10 cm, white card stock,
  • 13.5 x 10.5 cm pink card stock,
  • hobbycraft black ink pad,
  •  Father Christmas stamp, [ free with a magazine, ]

Challenges I will enter this card for are, 
  1. CHNC challenge #400  Add a reindeer.
  2. Sketch Saturday, Week #528 
  3. My time to Craft, Challenge #378 Christmas in August, 
  4.  PBSC August Anything goes optional on the move 

Second card 

    Materials used for this card are, 

  • 21 x15 cm card blank and envelope,
  • Ranger Archival  sepia   ink pad,
  • 10,5 x 8 cm &8 x 3.5 cm white card stock,
  • Dovecraft Clear stamp,
  • Sentiment stamp, [ Free in a magazine,]
  • Nuvo paradise blue sparkle dust, 
  • First class Yellow embossing power,. 
  • Canary, poppy, salmon pink, eggnog, leaf green, blush, black Promarkers. 

Challenges I will enter this card for are, 
  1. Colour Crazy Craft Challenge, Anything goes Colour Challenge,
  2. Brown Sugar Challenge #281 August Challenge, Fairies and Fantasy. 
  3. Pattie's Creations Design,  Challenge #149 Anything goes, 
  4. ***PIP *** Challenge #1834 Anything goes, 

Saturday, 25 August 2018


Had a little break from blogging, Needed time out as life was getting on top of me, Feeling a lot better now so really am ready to get back to life in the fast lane Lol,

So proud right now, My daughter Kerry has passed her exams this week, She passed with grades of 
  A, B*,B*, B and is now a qualified nurse,
 My granddaughter Jamie -Lee passed all her GCSE with   4 B, 4 A* A, and on to study to be a DR 

Materials used for this card are, 

  • 21 x15 cm card blank and envelope. 
  • clear marker embossing pad,
  •  8 x 15 cm shaving foam pattern on white card stock, [done sometime ago forgotten inks ] 
  • 10 cm black card stock,
  • Tonic tree die,
  • cosmic shimmer glitter jewel,
  •  Red embossing powder,
  • Sentiment free with a magazine,  

Challenges I will enter this card for are, 
  1. CAS on Sunday  Challenge # 140 Sketch Challenge,
  2. The Holly and the Ivy Christmas Challenge #34. 
  3. Pixie's Crafty Workshop, Challenge #333.
  4. Sweet Stampin Christmas, August Challenge, 

Materials used for this card are, 

  • 21 x 15 cm card blank and envelope,
  • Tonic circle die. 
  • stow flakes from the die,
  • Tattered Lace girl die,
  • Lemon, canary. Cinnamon, blush, magenta, amethyst promarkers. 
  Challenges I will enter this cards for are,
  1. Cute Card Thursday Challenge #544 - Just for girls,
  2. I love promarkers,  Anything goes with an option Use a punch or Die, 
  3. Cards for Galz, Challenge #78 Dies and /or Punches, 

Monday, 6 August 2018

Another week starts

Had an amazing afternoon yesterday, Went to see Andra Rieu at the Cinema. It was a recording of the Maastricht 2018 concert  that takes place every year, Its his home town and the concert was stunning, I just cannot wait to go and see Andre Rieu and his orchestra when I go to Antwerp with a friend. 


Materials used for this card are,

  • 15 x 15 cm embossed  card blank and envelope, 
  • Archival ink pad,
  • Penny black Rubber flower stamp,
  • Lime green, rose pink, magenta &salmon pink promarkers. 

Challenges I will enter his card for are, 

  1. Through The Purple haze, Challenge # 147 Make it CAS.
  2. Craft Rocket Challenge #51 Anything goes, 
  3. Crafting With An Attitude, Challenge #42 Anything goes, 
  4. Patties Creation Design Challenge #149 Anything goes,

Friday, 3 August 2018

Hope your weekend is good,

 Just like to say thank you for all who visit and leave such lovely comments. 

Well  I know lots of people love this weather but have to say I am so glad its cooler than it has been and hope its stays cool, 

Thought I would try something different today and make a box, not made one for ages it was a nice change for cards and tags, 

The box closed 


Materials used for this box are;

  • Three sheets of hunkydory card stock,
  • Pollyanna Pickering bird pictures,
  • Ribbon,
  • Three flowers
Challenges I will enter this box for are,
  1. Always Fun Challenges #69  Anything but a card,
  2. crafting from the heart, Challenge #217 Anything goes, 
  3. TTCRD Anything goes Challenge for week,
  4. A bit More Time To Craft, #73 Anything goes, 

Materials used for this card are, 

  • 21 x15 cm card blank and envelope, 
  • Spellbinders 3D sentiment, 
  • robin clear stamp,
  • Ruby red & Green meadow, nuvo Pure Glitter. 
  • lilac, honeycomb, ruby, summer yellow promarkers.

Challenges I will enter this card for are, 
  1. Sweet Stampers Challenge, #22 Christmas in July, 
  2. A Merry Christmas Challenge July 14- Aug 15 Challenge.
  3. ABC Christmas Challenge, P Q & R are for.  

Wednesday, 1 August 2018

A new month.

                                              WOW 1st August

I am glad I have started my Christmas cards as it will be Christmas before we know it. Its been a lot cooler but its set to get hot again, not to hot I hope, 

Entering my work desk over on Julia's Stamping ground When we get to pop over to other work desks all over the world and see what others are up to, See it HERE 
                                         Its LLJ's Birthday today Have a splendid day. 

Materials used for this tag are;
  • 11 x 6.5 cm white card stock,
  • Izink ink pad,
  • Shaded lilac distress ink.
  •  Black Hobbycraft pigment ink pad, 
  • Spellbinder 3D rubber stamp,
  • green white bakers twine, 

Challenges I will enter this Tag for are;
  1. CAS on Friday, #138 Tag It, 
  2. Allsorts Challenge Blog,  Week 289/9  Tags, 
  3. QKR Stampede Challenge, #306 Anything goes, 

Another sketch for this card, The sketch is at the bottom of the post, 

Materials used for this card are,

  • 21 x 15 cm card blank and envelope.
  • 21 x 8 ac red card stock,
  • The ton sentiment stamp,
  • wreath clear stamp [free with a magazine ],
  • Scarlet red nuvo pure sheen glitter,
  • Black shadow & poppy red Nuvo hybrid ink,
  • Ruby pear green & ocean teal promarkers. 

Challenges I will enter this card for are, 
  1. Tuesday Morning Sketch  #464 
  2. CHNC Challenge #396,
  3. International Art & Soul, CH # 38, Christmas Tradition,
  4. Dragonfly Journeys, Christmas in July.


have a good weekend

 What a strange day yesterday weather wise The morning it rained so hard I did not think it was going to every stop.  The just after lunch...