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Thursday, 13 December 2012

Merry Christmas Kieran.

Hi everyone, you're not seeing double,
This card is for my 8yrs. old Grandson,
You've guessed (Twins)
Items used.
Red & White cardstock.
Image.... The Hobby House (Mo Manning)
Marianne die.
Kanban (Dotty paper)
Silver Peel-offs.
ProvoCraft die (Gingerbread men)

Merry Christmas Elisha.

Hi everyone, I hope you are all keeping well.
This is the card i've made for my 8yrs. old Grand-daughter.
Items used.
White & Red cardstock.
Image.... The Hobby House (Mo Manning)
Memory Box die.
Kanban (Dotty card)
Marianne die (Flower)
Card candy.
Silver Peel-offs.

Friday, 7 December 2012

Bah Humbug.

Hi everyone, i hope you're all in a better mood than this grumpy old woman.
It won't be long now before Santa's on his way.
Items used.
Red & White cardstock.
Kanban paper.
Stamps from stash.
Martha Stewart punch.Nesties.
Computer (Text)
Happy crafting.

Thursday, 6 December 2012

Keep your man warm this Christmas.

I should have said Action Man,
Years ago i made my son Action Man clothes,
(He's 42 now)
I wanted to make my grandson some for Christmas, but couldn't find the pattern,
I asked my FB friends & Brenda Ratcliffe kindly sent me some patterns.
I know Kieran will be over the moon with them.
Thank you so much Brenda x

Wednesday, 5 December 2012

When Santa got stuck up the chimney......

This is a card i made a while ago,
It's quick & simple to make.
Items used.
Black, White & Blue cardstock.
Brick paper (from stash)
Foam (from stash)
Hougie Board.
Computer (text)
Santa from £ shop.
Punch (Snowflakes)

Tuesday, 4 December 2012

My DT project for LEJ Designs.

Hi ladies, come & join in this great challenge over at
Countdown to Christmas.
Items used.
Digi  LEJ Designs

White cardstock.
ProvoCraft die (Candy cane etc.
Brick paper from stash.
Foam from stash.

I hope you've had your chimney cleaned ready for Santa to deliver all those crafting goodies x

Saturday, 1 December 2012

My DT card for Emmas crafty challenge.

Hi ladies, come & join in this great challenge over at
Items used.
Black & White cardstock.
Stamp (Free in a magazine, ages ago)
Marianne die (Icicles)
Marianne die (Tree)
Computer (Text)
Silver Christmas bows (£ shop)

Wednesday, 28 November 2012

Let it snow, Let it snow Let it snow.

I would like to enter this card in the following challenges.

Items used.White & Red cardstock.

Martha Stewart punch.
Card Candy.
Stamp from stash.
Marianne Swirl.
Red Ribbon.
Flower Punch.
I got the idea from Cardmaking & Papercraft.

Tuesday, 27 November 2012

The day i won an Oscar.

In 2010 I organised a trip to Harrogate GNPE
for the craft group i attend
(Crafty Crafters)
I had decided to enter a card into the best card-maker competition,
When we arrived i put it in the box marked intermediate, some of my friends encouraged me to put it in the box marked advanced,
I'm so glad i did, i was thrilled to bits when they announced i had won.
I didn't think i had much chance.
The moral of this story is, never underestimate yourself, You could get a pleasant suprise.

Monday, 26 November 2012

Welcome to Paris.

I would like to enter this card in the following challenges.

Items used.
Black & White cardstock.
Black lace.
Black wallpaper (Background)
Stamps from stash.

Welcome to Japan

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges.
Items used.
Black cardstock.
Kanban paper & image.
Gold Mirri card.
Red cardstock.
Fancy punch.

Friday, 23 November 2012

Merry little Christmas

Hi ladies,
I hope you're all getting into the Christmas spirit
(Not the bottled variety)
I'de like to share this quick card with you all,
I made it with free papers in Making Cards.
I love Nancy Watts designs.
Items used.
White cardstock, Acertate, Peel-offs,
Free paper (Yippy)
Nestie, ProvoCraft embosser,
Pop-poms from stash,
Reindeer stickers from stash.

Wednesday, 21 November 2012

Quick & easy card

A quick card i made awhile ago,
Items used.
Black, White & Red cardstock.
ProvoCraft embosser.
Computer (text)
Stamps (from stash)

Monday, 19 November 2012

My project for LEJ Designs challenge

Come & join in this great challenge over at
The theme is "alter it / gifts......
My 3 pictures were quite dull looking, i decided to update them with a modern black & white theme.
1st i painted the frames with black gloss, then i used wallpaper (my favourite money saver) as a background, next i painted the tiles with white gloss..... simple.
I'm quite pleased with the result, i hope you like it.

Tuesday, 6 November 2012

My DT project for LEJ Designs

My project for
My 1st bag was quick & simple to make (Ideal for kids presents)
Items used. Black, Red & White cardstock.
Square punches.
Round punch.

My 2nd bag took a bit longer to make.
Items used.
Black, Red & White cardstock.
Kanban image.
Marianne die. Black button.
I scored the black card into diamond shapes & added peel-offs, to give it a quilted effect.
Your turn ladies, come & join in this fun challenge over at

Saturday, 3 November 2012

Card made from a recycled gift bag

A quick & easy card made from a recycled gift bag.
Items used.
Gift bag.
Gold ribbon.
Gold miri card.
ProvoCraft embossing folder.
Red flower (£ shop) 10 for £1.

My DT card for Emmas crafty challenge #10

Items used.
Kanban card (Background)
Blue cardstock.
Brown cardstock.
Marianne die (Pram)
Card candy.
Blue ribbon.
ProvoCraft die (Feet)
Square punch.
ProvoCraft embosser.
Come & join in this great challenge ladies

Wednesday, 24 October 2012

Trick or treat #2. my 2nd DT project for LEJ Design challenge No 26

Come along & join in the fun over at
I really enjoyed doing this project, except for handling the (Spider)
Items used.
Black cardstock.
LEJ Digi (Raggidy Alan)
Googly eyes.
Stamp (Trick or Treat)
Net & sequins from my stash.
Spider (£ shop)
Twigs from the garden (Broom)
Swirl is left over from cutting a flower out.
TIN OF BEANS (Whitches body)

Trick or treat, my DT card for LEJ design challenge No 26

This is my DT card, why not join in the fun challenge over at
Items used.
LEJ digi (Mummy)
Black cardstock.
Red cardstock.
Free image (Mask)
Ghost (£ shop)
Tim Holtz distress inks.

Wednesday, 17 October 2012

Wedded Bliss

I would like to enter this card in the following challenge.

Items used.
White cardstock.
Licac card from stash.
Pink ribbon,
White roses (Coloured with Promarkers) Lilac.
Selection of white lace from my stash, to make the (Wedding Dress)
Horseshoe & rings, from my stash.
Nesty for sentiment.
Marianne die for flower ring.

Happy birthday Jean x

Just found this, i thought i'd share......
Items used.
White Cardstock.
Black cardstock.
Martha Stewart punch.
Shoe punch.
Kanban image.
Computer (Text)

practice blog, just ignore me x

Yes, more spiders x
Right, now to add something x
Well that worked

Tuesday, 16 October 2012

Spooky #2

I would like to enter this card in the following challenges.
Items used.

Black cardstock.
Background paper from my stash.
Bat from my stash.
Spider (I made it with Fimo)
Tim Holtz distress ink (Scattered Straw)
Black Promarker (Spiders web)

Thursday, 11 October 2012

Quick Kanban card.

A quick & easy card for today ladies.
Items used.
White cardstock.
Kanban Image.
Tim Holtz inks (Spiced Marmalade & Peeled Paint)
Stamps (PaperArtsy)
Clock (From my stash)

Tuesday, 9 October 2012

Card made with £ shop items..... Take a peek x

I didn't like handling the Spiders, even though they're only plastic..... But needs must.
Items used to make this card.
Black cardstock.
Tim Holtz distress inks (Spiced Marmalade & Peeled Paint)
Haunted House (£ shop)
Spiders (£ shop)
Trick or Treat stamp (Stash)
Nestie (Base for spiders)
Black Mesh, I used the mesh to get the effect on the base, I held the mesh on Then swiped black ink pad over.
I hope you like the finished result x

DT cards for challenge #24 over at LEJ Designs.

For this card i used.
Pink & White cardstock.
Marianne Die.
Digi image (LEJ)
Cuttlebug (Foam flowers)
Punch (Small hearts)
Embelishment from my stash.
Pink ribbon.
Sponge for box. Happy birthday stamp.
For my 2nd card i used.
White cardstock.
Background image from computer.
Digi stamp (Tree trunk) LEJ.
Digi stamp (Girl) LEJ.
Peel-offs (Happy birthday).

The  theme this week  is Happy Birthday, I hope you will come over to the LEJ Designs Challenge Blog and join in the fun.

Sunday, 30 September 2012

Cards made with Jenny Does Digi

Last week Jenny Doe asked for volunteers to make cards with her digi images, I was really keen to join in, you can see more cards on Jennys blog (
for the 1st card i printed the top onto patterned paper, cut it out & stuck it on, all other items are from my stash.
I really enjoyed making the 2nd card because i decided to give "Jane" some legs, (Don't laugh at them, I know i'm no artist) I used the same method for her top & coloured the shoes to match, I really enjoyed this project ...... x

Tuesday, 25 September 2012

My 1st DT card for LEJ Designs, I would love to see your comments x

As soon as i saw this lovely digi from LEJ Designs i knew exactly what i was going to make.
Items used.
White cardstock.
Free image (Sale)
Black lace from my stash.
Free image (Models in window)
Brickwork image from my stash, I just printed it in black & white x

Please hop over to the LEJ Designs Challenge Blog to join in, our theme is Monochromatic and we have some lovely prizes up for grabs for the winner. 

Sunday, 23 September 2012

Kanban (Kindred Spirit)

This is a card i really enjoyed making, I hope you like it.
Items used.
White Cardstock.
Kanban image.
Tim Holtz Distress Inks (Peeled Paint)
Ancient Page ink (Coal Black)
Brown & Green Cardstock.
Marianne Die.
Steampunk Accessories Stamp.
Flower from stash.
Centre of flower (Cuttlebug)
Sizzix Embossing Folder.

Thursday, 20 September 2012

Kanban Steampunk card & some Blog candy coming your way.

Items used.
Kanban image.
Stamps (Ecogreen Crafts)
Embossing folder (Sizzix)
Ink (Ancient Page) Coal black.
Backing paper (Core'dination)
Watch, Chain & embelishment from my stash.
When i reach 150 Followers, I will be giving away some lovely Blog Candy to one lucky follower,
 Chosen at random......... Details to follow x

Friday, 7 September 2012

Friendship card

This is a card for a special friend who needs cheering up.
Items used.
White cardstock.
Image (Free disc)
Marianne die.
Nestabilities die.
Foam flowers (£ shop)
Card candy.
Kanban card.

Tuesday, 4 September 2012

Toni's keepsake book

We had a "Farewell" party for my grand-daughter (Toni) before she goes to Uni, My daughter decided to get lots of family & friends to contribute to a keepsake book.
This is Toni receiving the book from her Mam & Dad.
This is my contribution to her book.

Monday, 3 September 2012

My DT card for 'Emma's Crafty Challenge'

A new crafty challenge has just started over at 'Emma's Cards UK', this month the sponsor by the fab 'IndigoBlu' and are giving 2 gorgeous stamps for the prize, we hope you can join us.

This is my DT card for the challenge, the theme is 'Back to School'.

Friday, 31 August 2012

On your birthday........Made with Blog Candy from Kath Mucky Paws Halstead

I recently won some blog candy from The lovely Kath Halstead, I decided to make a card for my Hospice fund-raising event, I hope you like it x
Items used.
Green cardstock (Kath)
Ribbon (Kath)
Card candy.
Sentiment (Stash)
Image (Free disc from Complete Cardmaking)
Die (Memory Box)