Sunday, 19 January 2014

A Couple of cards


Thanks for visiting my blog, now I know I don't update very often but as i am now get to craft more often than I use too, i am going to try and updated my blog on a regular basis.

I have been asked to make a lot of cards recently, so this week I have made a baby shower card which is a first, two birthday cards for the same little boy,  one to match a cake and the other from his little brother and also I have made a good luck on your maternity leave card as well as 2 nappy cakes.

So here are the cards

Baby Shower Card 
 mum is having a girl hence the colour scheme

Papers- Bazzill Card stock & First Edition
Image- Digistamp boutique -Pregnant Emmy
Medium- Promarkers
Die- Memory box

Birthday Card For A Big brother
I was asked to make a dinosaur card 
Image- Digistamp Boutique- Rex
Card candy and happy birthday- craftwork cards
Medium- Promarkers

Birthday Card
I was asked to make a card that matched the image to the cake his mum was making.
Colour scheme was taken from the car
Papers- Claire Curds paper pack and card stock from stash
Image- Supplied
Numbers- Cuttlebug Die 
Stars - Die-Namincs Die

Maternity Leave Card
stamps- wooden bear in a set of 4 cant remember who by though
Medium- Promarkers
Card stock -from stash

Thanks for looking

Sunday, 12 May 2013

It's been a couple of months not as long as usual!!!


Well i finally get a rare evening to myself where I can sit down and actually blog. As I have been missing for  a while yet again I have quite a few makes to show you, so sorry in advance for my long post, I will in future try to post a card as I make it and give full details. If there is anything you would like to know about the cards I'm about to show you, leave a comment and I will get back to you.

The following makes I am going to show you have all been made recently and are a range of birthday, christening, anniversary to name a few.

I will show the birthday cards 1st

The next card is a christening with matching candle

A retirement card and two cards for a police passing out parade

I said the post would be long, last but not least a Anniversary card

Thank you for looking and for any comments received

Sunday, 10 February 2013

Long Time No See!!!!


I'm so sorry for my long disappearing act, so much has changed over the last year or so, I am yet again another year older, after celebrating my birthday the Friday just gone, it's now my last year of my 20's, the big 30 next year eek!!!.

Well what have I been up to??? well I am 2 and a half stone lighter, and also 2 dress sizes smaller, I'm only half way there with my weight loss but I will keep going, I now go to Zumba at least once a week, I'm hoping to go back twice a week as that did help me greatly with the weight loss. I was a bridesmaid for the 1st time for my best friend in September hence the weight loss, my other best friend got married the week after which was a very busy month. I have also been crafting, not as much as I would of liked mind you.

I also have a god son now, his name is Jacob and he is just over 1yrs old, he is just adorable and I love him to bits.

I have also attended another craft retreat this is the fourth one i have attended, its a brilliant weekend spent with some lovely and very very talented ladies that I am so glad to call my friends. Normally I don't get much crafting done as i am fascinated by what everyone else is creating, however i managed to make 5 cards this time round, during the course of the weekend a number of challenges are set, which are designed to push our boundaries and try different techniques and styles.

I will show you the cards I made

This challenge was where we were in a group of 5, you started off the card after 10 minutes, we had to pass the card to our left this carried on through us all and then you finished it off once you get your card blank back. It was brilliant to see how everyone's cards turned out as we all have different styles, I'm pleased with mine.
The Image is Stamping Bella
Papers are Claire Curds
everything else is from other people's stash

This challenge was a sketch challenge set.
The image is Teddy Bo
The papers are First Edition
Pearls are from Wild Orchid Crafts

This challenge was set where we had to make a card 8x8 size as a minimum, I am use to making 6x6 so this was a challenge, we also had a set of instructions, we had to use acetate, use the stamp we had been given and also have a number of embellishments.
Papers are Kanban
Ribbon from stash
Sentiment- craft work cards
Hearts - Martha Stewart punch 
Image- Saturated Canary

This was a challenge where we had to make a triple step card, I used three different sizes of Nestiblities to create my card, I will be making more of this style I loved creating it.

Circles - Spellbinders Nestibilities 
Flowers- Woodware punches
Image- Kanban

This card I made myself, no challenge for this one, I can't remember the name of this style of card, you can't tell from the image but the card pops open and the image is at the back, the front has a hole cut out so the image can be seen.
Image is a digi- Digi stamp boutique
papers- I cant remember sorry

Right then that's enough of me boring you to tears, sorry for the very very long post!!!!

Speak soon

Sunday, 8 July 2012

A Record For Me!! A Very Busy Weekend!!

Apologies for the very long post 

Today i have made 3 cards in 3 hours, which is a total record for me, i just put my head together, i knew what i needed to make so got on with it, I'm really pleased with the results.

This now makes a total of 5 cards and 2 candles this weekend with another card to make.

I had two text messages last night from so called friends lol asking me to make cards for Monday, I'm sure they think i click my fingers and there made.

Anyway the first card was for a baby boy who was born yesterday,  

Image- LOTV
Coloured with pro-markers
Ribbon and embellishments from stash
Papers from stash

The next card was for my friends best friend, who got engaged last night, dawn always asks for me to make cards for special occasions ans usually with a photo, so the photo arrived and the colour scheme of black and white with red was given.

So here is the engagement card i made 

Papers - Claire Curd paper pack
Image- photograph supplied
Flowers- Wild orchid Crafts 
Ribbon + card candy - from stash

The last card today was for a a christening, for yet another boy, there is definitely a baby boy boom at the minute.

Here is the card, i made a candle yesterday to match this one as well 

Image- forever friends stamp
Paper- from stash
Sentiment- computer generated
Pearls and ribbon - from stash

Card with candle

Thank you for looking, i have a couple more cards that you have not seen yet i will upload these later or tomorrow

Thursday, 5 July 2012

Desmet Designs challenge- Things with wheels

Hi All

It's that time again for a Desmet designs challenge, this month is the start of a fortnightly challenge and also we have some new members who are joining the design team.

This month challenge is Things with wheels, The prize is two digis from so come on lets be seeing them projects.

Here is mine

papers and embellishments are from stash
flowers - wild orchid crafts

My next door neighbour had a little boy on Sunday weighing 7lb 10oz, she had a bit of trouble during birth as he was facing the wrong way round the little monkey he was also a week late, but he is so cute I'm sure he is forgiven. 

thanks for looking

Monday, 11 June 2012

Wedding card

Evening guys I realise this is a late post but I can't sleep, probably as I have been in bed for most of the day with the worse hangover of my life, let's just say I was a little worse for wear,

I have to say though it was one of the funniest weddings I have ever been too, the wedding was in Ramsbottom which is mile away from me, my dad kindly tool me and my friends to the wedding, he dropped us off half way up the steep hill, as the car didn't like it and we were ok walking when we noticed we were at the back of the place we found some stairs omg they were so steep and old it was untrue after mastered the few stairs by holding on the walls there was a forest trail over the path which mustn't of been used for 20yrs how me and my friend mastered it in heels I will never know but we couldn't stop laughing, my thighs are killing from holding myself up, I have some pictures so u know what I mean.

Now for the card I made for the wedding I used a Mo Manning digi, papered from Claire Curds paper pack and image was coloured in with pro markers, the heart dolly, pearls and ribbon was from my stash,

I would love your comments

Tuesday, 5 June 2012

DT Card New Challenge On Desmet Designs

Good Evening

As promised I'm back with my DT card for Desmet Designs also there is a

There are 2 places up for grabs to work with materials from Desmet Designs online store and digital images from My Craft Marketplace. You must live in the UK and have previous DT experience. You will need to be able to commit to fortnightly THURSDAY challenges (worked a week in advance). Click the above link for more information you have until the 7th of June to enter so you will have to be quick

Now for the challenge.......

This month's challenge is to make a card suitable for Men and Boys, not always the easiest of cards to make I know but with fathers day fast approaching it is an ideal time to join in with us this month.

Closing date for this challenge is 29th June 2012 at 13:00

There is also a prize up for grabs of two fantastic digi images from this months sponsor Christine's Digi Adventure. Please go and take a look at the fabulous designs available.

So here's my card:

one of my friends is 30th years old this month and is a avid sports fan, we all watch the rugby games together fingers crossed we will be going to the super league grand final and challenge cup at Wembley again this year.

We both support the same teams as well so I was quiet happy to make this card, using the correct colours, 

Papers- Coordinations
Card candy- Craftwork Cards
Sentiment - From Stash
Image- Team badges

As always I appreciate any comments 

Christening Card

Good afternoon

I hope everyone has had a lovely bank holiday weekend, I have been to work today so was up early this morning at least it was only half day and although I'm back to normal as from tomorrow at least it is a short week and soon will be weekend again,

Today I'm here to show you my latest creation, again this was a very quick make, Mt friends are just the best and I'm far too good to them, early Saturday evening my friend realised she had forgot to get a card for a christening she was attending Sunday morning, luckily i had no plans and was able to rustle a card up for her, a late night followed by early morning as I needed to deliver the card to her in time.

I also made a matching candle.

So here it is

Image- LOTV- Christening
Medium- Promarkers
Papers- Wild Rose Studios
Pearls and Ribbon- From Stash
Sentiment- Computer Generated

Candle- Ikea
Image - LOTV Christening
Sentiments- Computer Generated

I would love your comments

I will be back later on to show my dt card for Desmet Designs, where we have a new exciting challenge for June.

Friday, 25 May 2012

What a glorious day

Hi Everyone

I hope you have all had a good day and are still getting the gorgeous weather, It's extremely hot here,  I have actually got my legs out!!!

This is my 1st card where I have used a Neighbourwood stamp to promote the Desmet Designs special offer on these stamps, I have coloured the stamp with Promarkers and the papers are from sweet owl paper pad and also Bloom and grow by My Minds Eye.

I have been so busy lately I've been neglecting my blog, I will have plenty more time soon and will be making loads of cards in the upcoming weeks.

I'm sorry the picture isn't great, I'm struggling with the light.

I appreciate any comments

Thursday, 10 May 2012

My Craft Marketplace

Good Evening

Today i am showing a card i have made using a free Digi, yes i said free from  My Craft Marketplace, it is absolutely gorgeous and can be used to make any type of card. Please take a look there is lots of freebies as well as ones you can purchase.

I have made the card for my auntie who is in hospital after a big operation.

So here it is ...

Image is a Rose- from
Papers- Sweet Qwl and Forever Friends
Sentiment - Craftwork Cards
Flowers- Wild Orchid Crafts

Monday, 7 May 2012

Dt Card for Desmet DesignsChallenge

Morning guys

It's that time again where it is the monthly challenge over on Desmet Designs. This month's challenge is Let's Celebrate in Red, White and Blue, so we want to see your cards, there is lots of things to celebrate so everyone can join in,

Here is my card for the challenge

I hope you like it.

Image & Sentiment  is LOTV
Papers from a men's pack i will find out later 
Card Candi from stash 

I'm sorry I have not been around for a while, I promise I will soon, I'm still attending zumba a lot to be ready for being bridesmaid in September.

Sunday, 15 April 2012

Thank You Card

Hi folks

I'm really sorry I've become a really bad blogger yet again. I'm very sorry it's just that I am extremely busy at the moment, so much to do and not enough hours in the day, I work full time and when I get home I am so tired but try my best to keep going, my best friend has asked me to be a bridesmaid in September and since I split up from my boyfriend I have piled on the weight, therefore I'm on operation bridesmaid dress I started weight watchers on Jan 23rd and to date I have lost 1 & 1/2 stone, go me!!! My next weigh in is tomorrow fingers cross I've lost as its the first time since Easter which brings me on to my card, as I'm on a diet I informed friends and family I DON'T WANT ANY EASTER EGGS!!!!  They obliged and I didn't get a one, my friends 8yr old received 20 eggs yes 20 and Sam informed Molly she was very lucky as I haven't got a 1, Molly asked why and Sam told her I'm on diet, apparently according to Molly it's Easter and I'm allowed a treat of chocolate, therefore she has given me one of her Easter eggs, how sweet!!!!! I was shocked to received my gift when Sam brought it to me in work, So I have had to make a thank you card to give to Molly.

So here it is

                                                  Image- LOTV
                                                  Flowers + leaves- Wild Orchid Crafts + Cheery lynn fantasy Flourish die
                                                  Pearls + papers from stash
I would appreciate your comments