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Sunday, 29 December 2013

Pan Pastels

Just got some Pan Pastels. I visualise many happy hours of play. A proper blog post (or 3), will follow on Tuesday

Tuesday, 3 December 2013

Mini Album

This is a mini album I have made from scratch including the binding. It's for Chloe from Chloe's Creative Cards 21st birthday.

Thursday, 28 November 2013

Networked blogs

I signed up to networked blovs. Not sure if it has worked.  If it haz, I'd appreciate people letting me know :-)

Busy, busy, busy

Well, it's been manic lately. Completed all my Christmas cards by the end of October, had a little craft break, & then started a mini album for Chloe's 21st. Chloe is the owner of Chloe's Creative Cards & an absolute sweetie. We go to crops & workshops at her shop, & I wanted to do something special for her 21st. Well, I have made the album from scratch, including the binding of it! Well, it did turn out to be more of a job than I thought, including a trip down to Harrogate for more Graphic 45 papers! But, I am pleased with the end result & will post all the photo's at the weekend.

Pizza time! Byeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee

Saturday, 16 November 2013


I decided to enter Darcy's tag challenge today. Of course being me, I didn't read the part where she says use ONE stamp! Oh well, they were done then anyway so I may as well post them. Here goes...

Sunday, 3 November 2013


Well the photo uploads didn't work the other day, so I am attempting to do it again from the laptop.
Here goes:

The Halloween projects were made using a combination of Graphic 45 papers, Cricut Cartridge A Frightful Affair, & Stash I had at home.
The Christmas cards were made at workshops at Chloe's Creative Cards & finished off with my own stash. The cat photo is of my much loved 16 year old kitty, Georgie x

Monday, 28 October 2013


Well thankfully, that seems to have worked. Will be publishing posts etc over the next few days :-)


What a carry on. For some reason I have been unable to access blogger for weeks, especially from the tablet! Now downloaded an app, & will see if this works. I have tons of projects to upload. Fingers crossed.........

Saturday, 20 April 2013


Just testing

Saturday, 23 March 2013

This card is for my Husbands Wedding Anniversary. We have been married 34 years on March 24th.

I made this card using the following products, all items used apart from a few, are available from

  • Spellbinders Nestabilities Grand Labels 11
  • Spellbinders Nestabilities Labels 11
  • Cream Linen Card
  • Brown Pearl Card
  • Gold Mirror Card
  • Brown Textured Core'dinations cardstock
  • Walnut Stain Distress Ink
  • Embossing powder
  • Cog Embellishments
  • Peel Offs
  • Brown Satin Ribbon
I started by stamping  the Mini car image with Walnut Stain distress ink, & then embossing it. I then cut out the card blank with one of the Grand Labels 11 Nestabilities 
I then cut out the mats using various dies from the Labels 11 sets.I created folds in the ribbon to add texture & enhance the card, & assembled the mats using glue & foam tape.
A peel off & the cogs were added last.

I believe it to be a simple, but, stylish card & perfect for my car loving hubby!

Recent Work

Well, I still haven't got much scrapbooking done, but, I have been rather busy making cards. March & April are probably my busiest month for family birthdays & anniversaries. So that has filled up my time, not helped by the EXTREME pain caused by my arthritis! :-(
 Here are a few of the cards:

Friday, 1 March 2013

Right! I am definitely getting myself in the mood for scrapbooking. I have made the Easter & Men's cards for the sale, I'm up to May with the birthday cards, & I have been playing with my purchases from Rainton Meadows/ Ross Papercraft show last Sunday. There is the possibility of TWO crops coming up, that should get the mojo flowing..........

Sunday, 17 February 2013

Went to a crop yesterday. The first in almost 2 years!!!! Let's hope it sparks the scrapping mojo! LOL

Monday, 4 February 2013

Anniversary Card

Here is a card I made for my Brother in Law's Wedding anniversary. The list of items used is as follows,

  • Tim Holtz Core'dinations Card in Dusty Concord
  • Spellbinders Nestabilities Decorative Labels 8
  • Spellbinders Nestabilites Labels 8
  • Silver Mirror Card
  • Memento ink in Tuxedo Black
  • Pro Markers
  • Sakura Stardust Pens
  • Peel off
  • Score Board
  • Stamp from stash
  • Die Cutting Machine
  • Dotty Organza Ribbon
  • Mounting Foam
  • PVA Glue
  • Glue Dot

  • I started by cutting down the tim Holtz Distress Core'dinations to an A4 size card blank. I then scored a number of lines at the front of the card to give it some texture, as well as decorative purposes.
  • I stamped the image onto smooth white card, & coloured it in
  • I cut out the stamped image with the Nestabilities Labels 8
  • I then cut out a piece of mirror card with my Nestabilites Decorative labels 8
  • Then, I attached the dotty ribbon to the front of the card, & with Mounting foam & PVA glue, attached this over the ribbon
  • I then made a little 'faux bow' & attached it to the side with a glue dot & an anniversary verse insert

Sunday, 27 January 2013

Well, mojo still on holiday! Downside of the ruddy pain, is I can't sit & create. When I do get chance to craft, I have to do the necessary birthday cards etc. Oh well, I have completed all birthdays up until March, so, this week I am DEFINITELY aiming to do some scrapping!

Thursday, 10 January 2013

Trying to get back into my crafting properly, but can only sit fir a couple of hours! Will have to craftva bit every day! My head is so full of ideas, but, the body is holding me back!