Saturday, 29 January 2011


Good Afternoon folks, well been to a bowling party this morning with my youngest and it was sooooo busy & loud - I was glad to come home to peace and quiet - so while Tom has popped over the road to play I thought I would de-stress (as it is a little early for a glass of wine ;-) )with a little card making - I think this will go to my brothers girlfriend:

Sorry not sure what the paper is but have coloured a LOTV image with promarkers and highlighted areas with Sakura glitter pens - I have then matted onto pink card and dotty embossed card then added ribbon and flowers from stash - I have also just added a little pink ink to the edge of the card and the embossed card.

I would like to enter this into:

Cupcake Craft Challenge - Food For Thought (Birthday cake - yum)
Delicous Doodles - spots or stripes ( spots)
Fairy Knoll - Flowers
Paperplay - Layer it up
Simon Says Stamp - Animal Antics

Thank you for looking xx

Thursday, 27 January 2011

With love...

... Ooh I was going to try and be all organised today but got a call to work extra as one of the girls was off sick - ah well think of the money (starting to save up for the Papercrafts in Harrogate in March!!!).

Luckily I had a card made (the one I mentioned yesterday) and thought I would blog it:

I think this might be my hubbys valentines card - dont think it looks too girly - just wanted to do something a bit different from reds. The image is a freebie one from Meljens coloured with pro-markers and highlighted with some stickles and Anitas 3d.

The papers were from Etsy - sorry not sure of make with ribbon from stash and then generated the sentiment courtesy of Fonts 101.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

Charisma: Love/Valentine
Fab & funky - use a digi
A spoon full of sugar - valentines
Meljens challenge- hearts

Thanks for looking xx

Wednesday, 26 January 2011

Are you a flitter?? & Operation Tidy up!!

Afternoon all, hope you are keeping well. No card from me today (I've got one made - which you may catch a glimpse of - will just hang on to it to link it to some challenges - lol), just some piccies to share and wondering if any of you are like me.

There have been some posts lately over on Kandi's blog that I have really related to and thought I would share some pics of the magazines & books by my bedside - that I think have got bigger since some piccies last year:
There are crafty mags, home mags, general interest mags ( I was going to type girlie mags but that sounds sooo wrong!) - am sure you know what I mean - I am currently re-reading Period Living because although I live in a 20 year old house on a big housing estate when we win the lottery this is the sort of house I'll be after - ahh a girl can dream!!

These are my books that I keep buying or people lend me - quite varied. I started the Jackie Collins because I hadn't read for ages just couldnt get anything to interest me - so I thought I'd give a nice trashy novel a go - you know when you want to read something but don't want anything heavy or hard going. Only a couple of chapters in though and then I got the Cherry Cake book as a bargain (after seeing it mentioned in Nancy's blog) in the sales and started to read that - oh it is so lovely - makes me want to re-read Enid Blyton!!

Are you a Flitter - thats what my mum recently described me as because I seem to flit from one thing to another - there is obviously my love of card making - but then I saw a post on Helens Blog to make some fingerless gloves - I thought I could do that so here is my attempt:

I must admit I did have to get my mum to sew them up!!

Now not only do I have a crafty desk - I have a little crafty chair area in the front room where I flit over to and possibly cross-stitch or read mags here it is:

There are just sooooo many things I want to have a go at (blogs & the internet are to blame - lol - when you see so many inspiring things)..erm the sewing machine will be attempted soon - just waiting for some bits & bobs to get me going.

Lastly (sorry for all the pics) here is my bomb site desk this morning - as there had been talk on the MSE forum about getting tidy and organised - and it inspired me to commence operation tidy up :


Nearly there just got to sort out places for the boxes I have filled with bits & pieces.

Right off to cast on to make a mug hug now - (again off Helens blog!!) - thanks for looking xx

Wednesday, 19 January 2011

Just a quickie...

... as I should be getting the tea ready aah whats 5 mins. Dont know if you know but Bugaboo are celebrating with 60% off their digi's - well whats a girl to do - supposed to be on an economy drive but it would have been rude not to buy one of their digis. I loved this next image and sentiment so just popped it into my basket:

I have coloured the image with pro-markers and used papers that I got from Etsy last year and some ribbon from my stash.

I would like to enter this into:
Catch the Bug Mini Challenge - Blue & White.
My Time to craft - spots & dots
Shabby Tea Room - White & one other colour
Crafty Pad - Something new
I did it creations - Turning blue

Thanks for looking xx

Sunday, 16 January 2011

Anniversary Card.

Hi all, hope you are well - lousy weather here, hope it is better where you are!!

Just trying to keep up to date, seem to manage on a weekend but during the week it all goes a bit pear shaped - wish I was better organised.
Aah, enough moaning, I'm here to blog a card I have made for my parents (in-law) anniversary - not until April - but as soon as I saw this image I thought it was perfect for them as they are very keen gardeners. The image is a freebie from Fairydoodlers Den, have you been??? If not pop over there is some gorgeous images - yup and thats me in one of the posts winning an image - how brill is that - yay!!!

I have coloured the image with promarkers and used another of my January Sale bargains from Sizzix - it cut the green card shape which I have stuck to a card blank I have also made. The sentiment is just generated off the pooter and then added some ribbon and bling from my stash.

I am really pleased with the end result.

I would like to enter this into:

Fairydoodlers Friday Freebie Challenge
Crafty Emmas - No designer papers
Challenge up your Life - Clean & Simple

Thanks for looking xx

Thursday, 13 January 2011

Good Evening....

... well am able to nip on here quickly before I start tea as hubby has offered to take Tom to gymnastics which I am quite relieved about - as it does get a bit boring after a while - bad mum - am I supposed to admit to that???

Anyhoo, just wanted to blog this card for one of Toms friends who's birthday is soon - he is keen on karate so I used this Sugar nellie(?) Luca Karate stamp - coloured it with promarkers and used Basic Grey paper (it is from a 12 x 12 cupcake sheet - I think), the number 7 was kindly sent by one of the lovely ladies on MSE - I've left it white but thinking about either colouring it or adding glitter - what do you think??
I would like to enter this into
Basic Grey challenge - dots & spots
Lets ink it up - anything goes.
One Stop Craft Challenge - card for a child
Paper Sundaes - circles

Ooh while I remember I'll just pop these on - to show I can sometimes finish tasks - because I am terrible for leaving things half finished and then having a panic on about how I am going to finish it. Well you know the wedding card with no envelope I set too the other day and made a box for it ( too big - oops ) but with a little bit of tissue paper to add to the effect I did it - yes finished a task well ahead of schedule - yay!!)

Sorry for the lousy pictures they were taken late last night - blooming low energy bulbs - but you get the idea - lol.

Thanks for looking xx

Sunday, 9 January 2011

Wow - 2 posts in 2 days!!!!

Morning all, ooh very frosty here this morning looks too slippy to venture out. So trying to magic things to make for lunch as dont want to go to the supermarket - hmm this could make for an interesting lunch - lol!!

So to take my mind of this crisis I'll just blog this card that I made last night. I have taken advantage of the Sizzix sale and ordered just a few things (honest I was really good and didn't go mad!!). This card is one of the new dies I had ordered - except I hadnt thought about the envelope situation to go with this - honestly if I had brains I'd be dangerous!!! Also because of the flowers on it I am going to have a go later at making a box for it - hmm very blue peter :-)

This is for my oh's niece who is getting married in March:

This is it closed, as I have put little gems on the inside of the card that will show through the flowers when closed (does that make sense??)

And this is it standing - I have used a Lily of the Valley square die cut and matted it onto some lovely handmade (not by my hand though) pink paper that I received from Linda at Pink Lilacs -I have just slightly distressed the edges and then added some flowers that I got for 29p in the Hobbycraft sale.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

Simon Says Stamp
- New beginnings.
Ellephantastic - New beginnings.
Quirky Crafts challenge - New beginnings.
CT's challenge on Mse - flowers.
Creative Cottage - Something new (my new sizzix die)

Thanks for looking xx

Saturday, 8 January 2011

Good Morning...

... all, up bright and early here (for a change) - well it's been 8 days and I think all resolutions have been broken - hey ho. Kids back at school, I'm back at work - I only work 2 1/2 days but cant seem to fit everything in - aargh where does the time go!!!

Anyway, I'm here to blog this card that I made for my neice who turned 17 on Thursday and she lurves shopping.

The papers are some that I had left from a freebie in a magazine last year ( I love this colour combo) the image is a pollycraft digi coloured with pro-markers and flowers, card candy and sentiment from stash.

I would like to enter this into:

Digital Tuesday - Shop Till You Drop (challenge 92)
Craft Your Days Away - Anything goes (challenge 11)
Papertake Weekly - Anything goes
Craft your Passion - Anything goes (challenge 39)
Stamp something - use a digi
Ladybug crafts - anything goes

Thanks for looking xx

Sunday, 2 January 2011

First Post of the New Year.

Happy New Year folks, hope you are all well and fully recovered from any celebrations you might have been to. Very quiet here in the B household - hubby on nights, kids tucked up in bed. I managed to open one eye when the fireworks went off but that was it lol. By I know how to live life to the full...not!!

Anyway, just a quick post to blog this card that I made earlier and never blogged, so will do now and seize the chance to enter a couple of challenges with it.

The image was coloured with promarkers and I cant remember where the paper and ribbon were from - I think from a stash swap on MSE.

I would like to enter this into:
Cute Card Thursday: Thank you.
Papertake Weekly: Be Thankful.
Phindys Place: Thank you.
Cupcake Craft: Thank you
C.R.A.F.T - Thank you
Right off to make lunch.

Thanks for looking xx