Monday, 31 October 2011

Happy Halloween!!

Good evening, hope your all having a spooktacular night. Well, just been out with the boys trick or treating early doors as Jack is at scouts later and Tom is not good with Halloween he's not so keen on the scary outfits.

Just a couple of pics of the pumpkins Ian has carved with thanks to the internet for inspiration - he moans about it but is in his element finding and carving pumpkins - lol.



Enjoy the rest of your night hmmm dont eat tooo many sweeties xxx

Sunday, 30 October 2011

A monster make...

... its one of Toms friends birthdays tomorrow and for the last couple of years I've made him a halloween themed birthday card, but this year I've tried to be a bit different but still with a monster theme:

then lordy, I must be psychic another perfect challenge popped up, so I would like to enter this into:

Here come the boys
- monsters.
Passion for pro-markers - for a child

*oops forgot to say I have coloured the image with promarkers and added 3d accents to the balloon, the image has been matted onto mirricard and the dp from my stash and again matted onto red card*

Erm, what else to share - oh yes I've finished my little owl:

Off to hunt for some backing fabric to make an ornie, and I have made it my goal to definately finish this one!!!

Heres a little spooky vampire shot

After waiting ages for the first tooth to come out the rest are dropping out very quickly - lol (excuse hubbys cycling clothes drying - I should really learn to tidy up before taking photos - cough!!)

Right off to help in the pumpkin carving.

Have a nice night



Saturday, 29 October 2011

A quick break from housework...

... I really hate housework so any excuse to get sidetracked is great!!! I've just spotted a challenge and thought I would quickly blog this card that I have made for my friends son:

I have coloured a Dustin Pike Freebie with promarkers, matted onto blue card with the sentiment generated on the pooter and matted onto yellow and red card. The DP is from the remains of a 12x12 sheet but not sure of the make.

I would like to enter this into:

Poodles Parlour - for the boys
Sweet stampin - anything goes

Ooh just quickly before I forget I'll just pop this pic up as well of some sweetie cones for my boys for Halloween (one using a freebie stamping boutique image and the other using a meljens designs freebie)

Thanks for looking


Wednesday, 26 October 2011

Using a new stamp!

When I went to Harrogate earlier in the year, I bought a new Christmas stamp from Little Claires that I had seen last Christmas but never got round to ordering, I've finally inked it up for a no colouring challenge I had spotted - but I should really read the rules first as I found out after I had made the card it wasnt suitable as I wasnt using the correct image - oops.

I have stamped the image with momento cocoa ink pad onto kraft paper and added stickles to the snowy bit and then added gingham ribbon to the side from Hobbycraft. I've made a cheats bow as I still cant get the hang on my ribbon tier thingy - I keep getting a big knot at the back, but if I only tie it once it seems to work loose??? I've followed tutorials on you tube but my bows definately dont look like theirs - lol.

I would like to enter this into:

Little Claires - christmas
Craft your passion - get krafty
Simon says stamp -anything goes
One stop crafts challenge - no dp

An update on my little owl - its coming along nicely although we did nearly have wonky wings its really quick to stitch so might have it finished tonight.

Thanks for looking


Monday, 24 October 2011

I know....

... I should really finish one thing off before starting another, BUT, I am dying to stitch something from my Just Cross stitch Halloween magazine, so I have chosen this one:

shown next to a freebie that I have just started to back stitch, so I am going to do a little of that one later after I have made a start on my owl ornie!!

I had seen a link on CraftyMoos blog, about a crazy January 2012 challenge (scroll down a bit for the post) where you start 15 different things from Jan 1st - 15th and then finish them through the year. Thought I might sign up for it, but then thought I shouldnt really, as maybe I should start my own challenge where I find 15 things and ACTUALLY finish them through the year lol.

Lets hope I get these finished before 2012.

Thanks for looking


Saturday, 22 October 2011

Two posts in one day...

... strange, I know lol, been home alone so been faffing on, on mark two of one of the cards I cocked up earlier in the week:

I know, you'll be thinking how can you cock that up, but I got a bit of glue on one of the leaves and thought I would try and hide it by adding some sakura glitter pen - wht a bl**dy mess, this attempt I was a lot more careful - lol

On my wreath card I have simply used my new MS holly punch and used silicone glue to stick it to the card and added a ribbon at the top.

I would like to enter this into:

One stop craft challenge - no designer paper.
Crafty Anns - C&S
Crazy for Challenges - one layer

Thanks for looking


Pastel christmas challenge...

... I'm a bit pants at blogging at the moment sorry!!, but I have made my mums christmas card and the perfect challenge has popped up so I'll quickly blog it:

The image is a pre-coloured square from LOTV with papers from a pack from a £1 stall at a fair, I have added ribbon, flower (edged with stickles) and a snowflake cut die from my stash.

I would like to enter this into Totally Gorjuss - Pastel Christmas

My week has not gone well lol, we have new computers at work and trying to get used to the new system is a nightmare - aargh!! On thur I decided to make hobnobs except went wrong with the recipe somewhere and the mixture just spread out all over the baking tray and burnt - oops - err what else oh cocked up a couple of cards - because I cant leave them alone and then spoil them - honestly I need to give myself a good slap!!! Anyhoo, nearly the start of Half Term so hopefully all traumas are over and we'll have a nice stress free week - well as much as you can with two boys, who need to go shopping for new clothes and trainers - aargh!!! Do you think I can delegate this job to Dad - lol - nah I dont really think so either.

Thanks for looking


Monday, 17 October 2011


... I'm just about to start tea and wanted to quickly blog this card :

Sorry about the dodgy photo - but you get the jist -lol.

I would like to enter this into:

LOTV - Warm & cozy
Little Claires - Christmas
Bah humbug - Christmas Food

I've made a start on my christmas cards - although I got so cross with myself when I had to chuck a card out that I had made that was fine- but noooo I decided to add a little extra and it made it look a mess - grrr - I need to learn to leave things alone.

I willl hopefully be back with some more cards soon.

I managed to get a copy of Just Cross Stitch - the halloween issue that I had been lusting after so many things I want to stitch lol.

Right best go and do the tea!!

Thanks for looking


Tuesday, 11 October 2011


... I saw this as a theme for a challenge and had just finished an engagement card and thought that would be ideal for this challenge:

The image is a LOTV that came free with a magazine, I have coloured it with promarkers with little bits of sakura glitter pen added. The ribbon, paper and doily are from my stash with sentiment from Nettys card finished with a little pearl in the centre.

I would like to enter this into:

Creative Craft Challenge - celebrations
One stitch at a time - anything goes.

Oh, I had a read of the crochet book last night - oh my - lol - err when it says simple - I think they should have ran it by me first - it seems very complicated!! It might be easier putting it into practice than reading it - lol

Thanks for looking


Monday, 10 October 2011


... I'm pleased with a couple of cards I have made. So I will just do a quick post of one before I take my eldest to scouts.

I've just spotted an ideal challenge for this card, so thought I would pop a pic on here; (updated the challenge I was going to enter the collection was closed - pah!!)

The image was a cutie sent to me by the lovely Sarah - thank you!! I have coloured him with pro-markers. Matted onto blue card - on the other section I have embossed some white card again matted onto blue card then used pink ribbon and flower from my stash to highlight the little pink flower he is carrying. The sentiment was a freebie sentiment from Nettys fab blog.

I would like to enter this into:

One stop Craft Challenge - anything goes.

I've also been naughty again and bought another couple of books (from The Book People - so my excuse was they were quite cheap!!).

Having seen the gorgeous crochet/amigurami on Attic 24's blog and Hippywitch's blogs, I'm determined to have a go - err not quite sure when though as my list of stuff to do just keeps growing and I dont seem to get anything crossed off the list - cough!

Even, my mum has taken up crochet and made be a beautiful blanket - I wouldnt care when I first mentioned I want to learn she said 'why are you thinking of getting a dog and need a blanket!!' - what??? and now she is knocking out blankets left, right & centre!!!

Do you manage your time well??? I seem to flit from one thing to another and never seem to get organised!!!

Anyhoo, thanks for looking.



Thursday, 6 October 2011

Has anyone....

... seen my mojo/motivation??? Pah I dont know whats the matter with me at the moment, think I need a kick up the bum - again!! Struggling with ideas for card making so I have been surfing the net and looking at fabby blogs for inspiration. Then, I keep making stupid mistakes on my cross stitching - i.e. cutting the material too small or stitching 1 over 1 so it the stitching design ends up tiny - gah!!

Right I'll stop moaning now and post a pic of a card I have made for a relative who is turning one - I have made this in my new crafty area - yes I have moved from a crafty desk to a crafty area of work top and units - I'll post a picture later when it is tidy - as I still have stuff all over. I owe my hubby big time for this (I really don't deserve him)- lol!!! Which makes my lack of mojo even worse :-(

We have a shortage of girls on my hubbys side, so I have feel entitled to have a pink overload - lol. The image is from digi stamp boutique - coloured with pro-markers and then some really fine glitter in the middle of the 1. The paper was in a freebie pack from a magazine, flowers, card candy & sentiment from my stash and then I have printed out Lucys name.

I would like to enter this into:
Aud Sentiments - Happy Birthday
Papercrafting Journey - punch/diecut
Sassy studio - Think Pink.
Crazy Challenge - Think pink

Thanks for looking (and putting up with my little moan - sorry)