Sunday, 31 October 2010


Just wanted to pop a quick post on - to say I'm still alive - just my mojo disappeared for while - but I think its coming back now - so will hopefully be popping some cards on the blog in the next couple of days!!

Also, wanted to wish you all a HAPPY HALLOWEEN , and hope you are all having a spooky night - dont eat toooooo many sweets (I will be helping the kids out with theirs - don't want to rot their teeth!!)

Here is a pic of this years pumpkins, I want to say thank you to Blueberry Heart - who inspired the drunken pumpkin, that I spotted on her blog last year and as soon as my eldest saw - he loved, thought it was brilliant.

Have a great night xx

Monday, 25 October 2010

Anything goes.

Good Evening, hope you are all well. It's been rather chilly here today but still lovely and sunny so made the most and washed some windows and weeded the garden - phew! dont know whats come over me.

Still not done much crafting but have had this photo stored on my pooter for a couple of weeks and not blogged it so will blog it now as I can also enter it into the Anything Goes challenge at the Cards for Men challenge blog:

This was the anniversary card I made for my Hubby - the image was kindly sent to me by one of the lovely ladies over at MSE, the backing paper is Basic Grey, card candy from Craftwork cards and the tickets were a freebie from Caz's blog.

Thanks for looking xx

Friday, 22 October 2010

Things that go bump.....

Helloooo, ooh feels like ages since I've blogged something!! Haven't really known what to make since I have more birthday cards made than Clintons and not getting into the christmas swing yet... apart from the 1 -2christmas cards I have made - will really need to start getting a wiggle on there. But I saw the title of a challenge over at Loopy Lindseys - and new I had the perfect image, I've had it coloured in for ages but then not really known what to do with it - even now I've made the card I'm not sure when I will use it - hmmm - maybe next halloween for the boys. Anyway, here is the card:

The image is a Dustin Pike freebie, coloured with pro-markers, I have cut out the under the bed bit and matted it onto black card. The purple paper was a freebie in one of the card magazines (this is the first time I have ever used any of the free papers but it was a nice matt one) and then just stuck gold stars on that I saved from when I used my Martha Stewart star punch on a previous card.

Hope this is ok for the Fab n Funky - Things that go bump challenge.
Crafty Cardmakers - use a freebie ( I have used 2)
Ooh La La - Scary
Spoon full of sugar - Boo

Thanks for looking xx

Sunday, 17 October 2010

Halloween card for my eldest & a cupcake card.

Hi all, just a quick post tonight before an early bath so we can get cosy to watch The Middle on Sky 1 - have you seen it??? We find it sooo funny.

Thought I had better get my finger out and make another halloween card and diaper fold pouch to put some sweets in for my eldest - the youngest is sorted - except we need to refresh the sweets - erm don't know who ate them - cough!!

Sorry for the terrible photo - it was a bit of a nightmare to take - I have die cut a circle out and then restuck it onto the inside -the spider and vampire diecuts are MME as is the paper - I have some new stickles that I have put around the die cut circle - but they havent shown up too well in the photo. Hope you get an idea of how it looks.

I would like to enter this into craftfairies - die cut/Halloween challenge.

Lastly this is a card I made for my next door neighbour to say thank you for making my youngests birthday cake:

I have used the Magnolia cupcake stamp coloured with promarkers and also popped little beads on the top and also coloured the lovely chef in promarkers. The paper was in my stash I think sent from Sarah aka Rainmac and then put organza ribbon at the side.

I hope it is ok to enter this into the fab n funky challenge - yummy, yummy, yummy.

Thanks for looking xx.

Thursday, 14 October 2010

Tiddly Inks have candy!!

Ooh more yummy candy up for grabs!! If you pop here you will find out how you could win lots of lovely goodies xx

Wednesday, 13 October 2010

Sugar Rush - candy at Fluffs!

How would you like to win this - pop over to Fayes at Stampin' Fluffnstuff for your chance to win Blogaverary candy!


Evening all, hope you are all ok on this chilly evening - brr!! The lovely Sarah over at Rainmacs place (check out her lovely blog and candy!) is a dt over at Cards for Men and I saw the challenge on her blog and decided to make a card for it (plus it is handy to have a mans card at the ready as I found out the other day when it was my boss's birthday and I had no idea until the day!!). So here is the card:

The image is one of my new stamps that I got from Little Claires at the Harrogate fair. I have paper pieced the hammock (ooh get me!) and coloured him with promarkers and added glossy accents to the pint. The papers are SU (again!) I am LOVING these papers. Now then, the only thing I 'm not sure about is the Brad - could I have your honest opinions please.

So I would like to enter it into the cards for men challenge - Happy Birthday.
and Ooh La La - Nothing floral
Thanks for looking xx

Monday, 11 October 2010

Its Pink!!

Sorry about my wobble yesterday. It hasn't stopped my having a little potter about today - making a VERY pink girly card - see what you think:

The little princess stamp was one that I recently won in candy from Milliesmarvels - thank you!!

I have coloured her with promarkers and also used a glitter pen for added sparkle and her tiara. The flower & bling in the middle and pink bazill from stash. The backing paper and ribbon is SU.

I would like to enter this in:
I love Promarkers challenge - think pink.
Ellephantastic - anything goes

Thanks for looking xx

Sunday, 10 October 2010

Gorjuss girl coming out to play.

Hi hope you are all having a relaxing Sunday. I have been to mums for lunch and came home and had a little potter around and made this card:

Hope you will excuse the photo as the butterfly isnt that blue in real life - it is a closer match to the blue on the paper. Gemm over at MSE kindly sent me some butterflies and this is the first card I have used one on. The Gorjuss girl and sentiment where in a pack reduced from the range and the bling I received in a prize. The papers are stampin up (I think).

Do you ever make cards and then go and look at other blogs and think 'will I ever be that good???' I am having one of those days - I know my cards aren't the best - but having serious doubts today - oh well I'll still have a go at entering in a few challenges. (Sorry for the whinge!)

Incy Wincy Designs - Sparkly glitter
Pollycraft - Anything goes
A Spoon full of sugar - Sparkle & Shine

Thanks for looking xx

Thursday, 7 October 2010

Lou's monochrome challenge

I really shouldnt be on here, got loads to do but hubby has helped by taking youngest to gymnastics before we go to an open evening for secondary school for my eldest (and we've just come back from a meeting about him going on the school trip to France next year!!) - omg he still seems to young - or is it I dont like feeling old - hmm.

This is a card I have made for a challenge I spotted but it will come in handy at christmas as well, it is for the Black, White and Silver challenge over at Creative Craft World. Its another one of those where you have the idea in your head and then I am not too sure of it in real life - anyway see what you think :
Sorry about the shadowing - just finding it a bit tricky at the mo. to get decent images.

I have used my new Mariannes dies from ebay on silver card and matted onto black card. The sentiment is just printed off word and again backed onto silver card.

Thanks for looking xx

Wednesday, 6 October 2010


Good Evening all, just a quick post while hubby is in the bath (I dont get grief for being on here then) and we settle down for Midsomer Murders. This is a card that I made for my brother who likes a beer (or three) unlike his sophisticated sister who lurves wine - lol!!

The papers are smirk and the image is a pollycraft freebie coloured with pro-markers - so suitable for mens cards - I have used it a few times. I have added glossy accents to the beer. I have squished a bottle top with my Big Shot and added the cheers sentiment again covered with glossy accents.

I keep thinking I need to add a bit more to my cards - but its hard with mens cards.

I would like to enter this into the Cupcake Craft Challenge - Happy Hour.

Thanks for looking xx

Sunday, 3 October 2010

Spooky Greetings!

I really need to get my timing sorted - it's not good trying to blog a new make when cooking the tea - if I dash off its 'cos the yorkshire puds are burning - lol!!

Here is a card I have made for one of the boys friends whose birthday is on Halloween:

You know when you have an idea in your head how you want a card to look and this is the closest I can get - I wanted it to look as if the house was up on a hill. The house is a digi from Spyder and have used basic grey eerie backing paper and then torn and layered black card across the bottom. The image is an Elzybells one (it also had a witch on - but I cut her off - just to show the 2 boys - to try and represent my sons). I have downloaded a spooky font and printed off the greeting and then distressed it. Phew - think I need a cup of tea now, sometimes I think tooooo much - lol!!! (p.s. - the sentiment is meant to be cut at a jaunty angle).

Hope you like it.

I would like to enter it into the following challenges:
I did it creations - spooky
Incy Wincy - anything goes
Paper Cutz - anything goes
Stamp Something - celebrate (birthday)
Catch the bug - anything goes.
Delightful Sketches- purple green & black (on the backing paper)

I think this is ok for Spyders challenge - if not Lyn just let me know - and I'll remove my link:-)

Thanks for looking. xx

Saturday, 2 October 2010

A Christmas Card

Hi, sorry this is just a flying visit - I dont know where my time is going these days - aargh!!!

Anyway, here is a card I have made for my little christmas stock pile - I have kept it quite plain - but see what you think - not sure whether to add a little charm??

I did have a challenge in mind when I made this and it was the Pollycraft challenge of no designer paper. I have just used silver card and embosses white card and then the pollycraft image which I have coloured with pro-markers and added a little glitter pen to her hat and the snowball. I would also like to enter it into Crafty Emmas - Hat challenge. Finally to the Festive challenge at MSE.

Thanks for looking xx