Wednesday, 23 January 2019

Loves me, loves me not

It's been two weeks since we arrived home and yesterday was the first day I ventured into the craft room. I've been trying to get my brain into gear for some time now and finally managed to create a card for a couple or three challenges..... love (well it is coming up to valentine's day) - pearls or buttons (of course I had to go with pearls as they are my absolute favourite for adding a bit of class to any card, plus they come in so many colours and shape that you can always find the right one to use) - and finally snippets (I missed the first challenge of the year over at the Playground so I hope I don't get detention!)

So with the theme of young love... and I'm sure you all remember pulling the petals off daisies while chanting 'loves me, loves me not' in days long gone by... I created this card using Uniko stamps 'background blocks halftone' and 'flower power #7' and the sentiment from JOFY 13 stamp set. Then to finish off I added a couple of heart shaped pearls.

I shall enter this in the following challenges

Pixie's Snippets Playground challenge 'use snippets'  The sentiment and daisies were stamped on snippets of white card

As You Like It challenge 'favourite pearls or buttons and why'

Uniko challenge 'anything goes + optional twist love'

Next up I've got a card made before christmas using an image from the House Mouse Decoupage cd and a background paper also from a cd (but as it was in a pile I'd printed off previously I don't remember which one). I used silver card for matting and finished of with the last bit of a gingham ribbon tied into a bow.

I shall enter this in the following challenges

CD Sunday challenge 'anything goes using a craft cd'

House Mouse & Friends Monday challenge 'anything goes + option buttons and/or bows'

I'm certainly not enjoying the cold weather we've come back to but at least we haven't had any snow and the sun is peeping through the window today. It seems ages ago now that I was sitting in the sunshine having granny cuddles..... and trying to cool down!  Skype is great for keeping in touch, but just not quite the same for trying to play hide and seek.... I (the phone) keep getting put in a box or drawer!

Thanks for popping by today and I hope you all enjoy the rest of the week.

Saturday, 12 January 2019

Happy New Year

A very happy new year to you all...... a bit late I know but we only arrived back home on Wednesday and I'm still trying to adjust to English time! I hope you all had as great a christmas and new year as I did and the best present I had was being a granny 'for real' and seeing my little sweetie pie's face on christmas morning when she saw all the presents Santa had left her..... what a Magical moment!

I've not stepped foot in the craft room yet so here's a card I made before we went away. It's a decoupaged image from the Jayne Netley Mayhew cd teamed up with a background paper (probably a magazine freebie) and a peel-off sentiment.

I shall enter this in the following challenges

CD Sunday 'anything goes'

As You Like It 'anything goes'

And here's a photo of the scene just a couple of minutes away at the bottom of the street from my daughter's house where we were staying.

I will try to get myself organised and be round to catch up with you all over the next week... as soon as the brain starts functioning and I can work out what day of the week it is!

Sunday, 23 December 2018

Merry Christmas

Hi everyone, I'm back (hopefully!) with another scheduled post to wish you all


This is the shaker snowglobe card I made for my granddaughter. I used snippets of card for the snowflake and also a snippet of glitter paper for the snowglobe base - so I will (internet access permitting) head over and join in the fun at Pixie's Snippets Playground challenge.

I've another quick snippets make below - just some MFT die-cut trees folded and glued together to make a little decoration. This would work for any number of symmetrical die-cuts, but I reckon you could use asymmetrical die-cuts if you had an equal number and reversed every other one.

I hope you all have a wonderful christmas and new year and I'll be back to see you in a few weeks.

Sunday, 9 December 2018

Unicorn and Rainbow

Hi everyone, this is a scheduled post 'cause I'm not here at the moment - and hopefully it's all worked as planned.

This is the card I've made for my granddaughter's birthday with her favourites....... unicorns and rainbows. Her birthday's not until February but I got it made early so that I'd be able to pop it in my suitcase and leave it with her Mom for the big day....... along with some rainbow and unicorn cake moulds.

Miss Di over at Pixie's Snippets Playground challenges to use up our snippets and hopefully I'll manage to link into the challenge later as I used loads of snippets to make this.

Sunday, 25 November 2018

Red and Gold

I'm here today with a christmas card using another image from Kajsansscrapblog - again coloured with Promarkers and layered using some gold and red metallic card. A similar design to my last card but with the addition of 3 red gems.

I'm heading over to the following challenges with this

Pixie's Snippets Playground challenge 'use snippets'  the gold card was leftover from an A4 sheet and the star was cut from a snippet of red card

Passion for Promarkers challenge 'use 3 of something'  3 red gems

Rudolph Days November challenge

Less than a week to go and we'll be in December. I'll be going away in a few days time so won't be around Blogland until January. I know it's a bit early but I'd like to take this chance to wish you all a 'Merry Christmas' and hope you have a wonderful festive season.

Wednesday, 21 November 2018

Green, Gold and White Christmas

Just flying in today with another quick christmas make while I wait for some sticky stuff to dry!

This card uses a freebie digi image from Kajsansscrapblog coloured with Promarkers, layered onto metallic green and gold card, a computer generated sentiment and three die-cut stars. It was missing something but then I had a eureka moment and added a couple of googly eyes.... job done!

I shall enter this in the following challenges

Passion for Promarkers 'use 3 of something'  - 3 stars, 3 colours

Allsorts 'CAS christmas'  3rd entry

I'm off now to see if Hubby's made me a much needed cuppa tea - after all it is my birthday today! Thanks for taking the time to pop by.

Monday, 19 November 2018

Another Quickie

Over at Allsorts challenge the theme is 'CAS christmas' which is perfect for this time of year and here's a very CAS christmas card I made in a few minutes.

The fun image was from the internet, layered onto silver card, stuck to a card base and a peel-off sentiment added to finish it off.

So that's another card done and dusted, just the granddaughter's christmas card to get started on now!

Sunday, 18 November 2018

Quick and CAS

Just popping by with a very quick CAS card which is just about all I'm making at the moment. Reading your posts I'm glad to see that it's not just me that thinks time is disappearing into thin air!

Okay, here are some cute robins from Stampendous, coloured with Promarkers, layered onto some gold card and a sentiment which I think is a LOTV stamp..... very quick..... very CAS!

I shall enter this in the following challenges ~

Allsorts 'CAS christmas'

Penny Black and More 'make someone smile'   2nd entry

Stamping Sensations 'get ready for christmas'  2nd entry

That's it from me for now, I'm off to hopefully get some crafty jobs done. Thanks for taking the time to pop by as I know you are all very busy with the 'C' day creeping up on us.

Friday, 16 November 2018


Wow, that was another week over in a flash and still I'm chasing myself around in circles wondering what day of the week it is! On the plus side I have managed to get a card made ready for my daughter's birthday and with a matching tag from the leftovers.

Distress oxides used for the background and the stamps (which were fussy cut as I don't have the matching die) were coloured with Promarkers with a good winking on the coral and Sakura clear gel pen on the turtle shells. The die is Memory Box breezy waves and I used a corner punch on the tag.

I used leftover 'snippets' of the DO background for the tag and waves so I'm skipping over to join in the fun at Pixie's Snippets Playground and as I used 'dies and punches' on the tag I'm also heading over to the challenge at Dream Valley

Thanks for popping by today and I hope you have a fun weekend

Friday, 9 November 2018


Where has this week gone to ? I'm sure the last few days absconded whilst I was sleeping 'cause I definitely remember it being Monday and thinking I'd got all week to make my snippets card..... but now it's Friday and I'm dashing over to Pixie's Snippets Playground to join in the fun before Parsnip gets his big key out and locks the Playground gate.

The dies are all cut from snippets of card and the decoupage image is from a House Mouse cd.

Right I'd better get myself into gear and get on with my granddaughter's christmas card before next week does another disappearing trick on me! Thanks for taking the time to pop by today and I hope you all have a great weekend.