Wednesday, 25 June 2014


...fingers crossed blogger might have sorted their dashboard problem out :-) - still showing a funny email address though???  I've done a virus scan and all ok so???

Before the boys get in from school, I'll just quickly blog this card that I made for a friend of the family:

I love this Little Claire image, that I have coloured with promarker and distressed the edge.  The dp's are dovecraft and added twine, flower and sentiment tag from my stash.

I would like to enter this into:

Cutie Pie: cute girls, girls, girls
Simon says stamp - anything goes
Aud sentiments challenge - use a two word sentiment

Thanks for looking


Tuesday, 24 June 2014


... for your comments, glad its not just me xxx

Having problems...

... just wanted to let you know that I'm not ignoring you if I regularly post on your blog, my blogger dashboard is only showing one blog so I'm not getting everyones recent updates :-(, unless I go through all the blogs I'm following 189 of them - lol.  (that cant be right!!)

If this has happened to anyone else or if anyone knows what I can do to get my feed back I would really appreciate any help. I was hoping at was a blip in the system but its been over 24 hours now, and it seems to have added characters to my email address that appears in the top right when I sign in??  Gah, I hate technological problems :-(

Thank you


Sunday, 15 June 2014

Saying it...

.. with flowers.  Hello all, hope you are having a good weekend.  Busy couple of days here, on Friday me and the hubby went to the BBC Good Food show at Birmingham and hadnt realised Gardeners World Live was there as well - we had a great if tiring day, and it didnt help that the traffic coming home was very busy.  I managed to get a couple of photos of a couple of chefs and the great Monty Don - lol.  I'm not sure I would go again as it was a long way to go, but if I did I'd make notes of times to see the various talks and shows that were going on, rather than focusing on the stalls.

I've been doing some cards for a sneeky peak at Miss Muffet stamps following a little random picking over on facebook so keep your eyes peeled for those. 

This card, though, has been made for a while but I saw the challenge over at Sweet Stampin and thought it would be ideal to blog it:

The image is LOTV coloured with promarkers.  Not sure of the papers, and orange card from stash.  The flower is a newish die with a brad from my stash.

I would like to enter this into:

Sweet Stampin - say it with flowers

Thanks for looking


Tuesday, 10 June 2014

Good Afternoon....

... another sunny day here!!  But I havent made the most of it today, as a trip to Ikea was needed for some storage we did need and quite a few other bits we didnt need - oops!!

Well, with huge thanks to Janine I think I've managed to sort out my watermark issues, we'll soon see on this post- lol.

There are lots of Fathers day challenges around so I'll blog this card I made for my youngest to give to his dad:

Ooh yes its worked, I havent got a huge space at the bottom!!!  Thanks again Janine xxx

The image is a Milk Coffee image that I was lucky enough to win last year.  The image has been coloured with promarkers and matted onto brown card.  The dp's are from HobbyCraft, the ribbon is from my stash and I have die cut the word dad.

I would like to enter this into:

Cutie pie - Fathers day
Papertake Weekly - Fathers day
Passion for Promarkers - One for the boys/men
Milk coffee - for a dad/special male

Thanks for looking


Sunday, 8 June 2014

Fathers day make...

.. two posts in the space of a few minutes!!  I'm taking advantage of blogging while the boys are out playing - not sure if they are ill actually as they havent had or asked for their alloted x-box time - and that is unheard of!!

Here's a card I made for my f-i-l:

Gah -I'm going to post this without a watermark as I cant get Craft Artist to open - good grief I hate technology :-(

I've re-used Di's digi image that I used for Ians birthday card, but coloured him in different colours, for a different effect.  He has been coloured with promarkers - the papers are from a Hobbycraft pad that I have matted onto blue card and then added brown card candy and ribbon from my stash.  The sentiment was printed from Google.

I'm quite liking this image at the moment - so suitable for mens cards.

I would like to enter this into:

Simon says stamp - fathers day/masculine
Fab n Funky - fathers day
MAWTT - fathers day
Milk coffee- For a dad/special male

Right, I'm definately off now :-) , thanks for looking.


Happy Sunny Sunday...

... to you all!!  Well after the rain of yesterday - we've got lovely sunshine :-).  The weather wasnt so good when we went away - but we still had a lovely time - I think I've fallen in love with the Yorkshire Dales, but am gutted that I wont be able to get there to see the cyclists go through when they do the Grand Depart for the Tour de France, as hubby is working - hmmmm dare I go on my own, lol.

Also, after stopping work - I thought I'd get loads of crafting done - but I'm not - after visiting a friend who has just moved into a new house and everything is gorgeous, and new and tidy - I came home feeling well cheesed off, but it has given me the kick up the bum to get my house in order - so the grand declutter of 2014 has begun and the house is beginning to look tidy - so if I can keep up the good work - I wont be embarressed when people come round and have to make excuses for the mess. 

I havent hit the craft area yet, though - think that could be an all day job!!!

Anyhoo, enough waffling and onto a card make:

Sorry about the gap again - I'm still trying to sort it :-( - with lots of help from Janine!!  The image is  a Mitzi image coloured with promarkers.  Not sure of the papers, matted onto bron card.  The flowers are from a new die and the sentiment and pearl from my stash.

I would like to enter this into:

Passion for promarkers - mythical creatures.

Thanks for looking