Monday, 4 December 2017

oh my goodness ...


I am so sorry my crafty friends ... been kinda busy as you all are I guess ...

But promise to put some of my Christmas cards on real soon

just added some snow ... hope it works

thank you for stopping by

Thursday, 2 November 2017

Two sister cards today

Hello my crafty friends ...

It is my dear sisters birthday next week so have made her a special card ... have not done the insert yet ... so please watch this space

Also it is dh's sisters birthday at the end of the month ... went a bit silly with this one and not sure if I have fallen out with it (Leonie's) saying ... it took me ages and I couldn't leave it alone ...

I have become addicted to the three little dots that I saw being demonstrated on hochanda ... can you see them ... they are in gold on both cards ... they maybe featured on all my future cards ha ha

anyway here are the cards ...


back of card


inside card

card open


front of card closed

my dear sisters card 

 thank you for visiting ... its been a beautiful day here today ... hope you have seen some sunshine

Saturday, 28 October 2017

Dear hubby's birthday today


Dear hubbys birthday card today ... beautiful day the sun is shining down here in Waterlooville but its a bit colder ... guess November is on the way

here are the two cards I made ... first one is from me and the second one is one I made for his Mum to give him ...

hope you all have a great weekend ...

The do-crafts forum is temporarily closed at the moment and I am missing it ... hope we get it back soon

thank you for visiting and if you can leave a message I will get back to you

Brian was actually a mod and had a vesta and a parker in the day !!





Wednesday, 25 October 2017

ooo dont know if you watch hochanda

hi there my crafty friends ... don't know if you watch the shopping craft channel hochanda ... but was watching leoni today ... and she made a card of scraps and scribbled all over it and all over the edges  ... looked good ... 

BUT ... guess what I tried it and yuk !!

YUK !!!
YUK !!







hated how it turned out ... so cut it out very close and stuck it on another craft card
                                                         that's better don't you think !!

thank you for stopping by ... hope you are having a good week ... weather a bit better today

Saturday, 21 October 2017

ooo soo excited ... off to the paper show


We don't have many shows down here in the south ... but I always try to get to the Sincerely yours paper show ... have made a list ... dh said "oh you don't want any more crafty bits do you !!" ...

Stupid question ... Of course I do ... well actually I don't want them ... I NEED them ...

hope you are all staying safe and Brian isn't causing too much trouble for you ...

actually BRIAN is dh's name lol


have a great weekend 

Sunday, 15 October 2017

oh dear not sure what has happened at do-crafts !!

Its an awful shame because there will not be a blog hop now ... seems to have been a bit of trouble ...

So I will hop about on my own lol

Had fun with this little card and when my grandson came over ( Ols he is 10 going on 21) ... I showed it to him because he is quite crafty he loved the night time scene with the moon and dark sky ... but Grandma he said ... you had to have a dark sky didn't you ... it would not have looked the same with a moon on a summer sky ... SO ...

night time sky 

day time sky


 cant wait for him to come over again

hope you are all having a great weekend ... beautiful weather down here in waterlooville


Saturday, 30 September 2017

hi there and its the weekend again !!

wow they are certainly coming around quick ... soon be "C" ... well I have made a start on my "C" cards but have not scanned any yet ... so please watch this space ...

a couple of little cards I have made tho ...


a new home card for my dear sister this card has a vellum wrap


Congratulations to my dear son on a new golfing achievement 







                 thank you for stopping by and if you can leave a message I will get back to you ...
                                                            have a great weekend

Thursday, 14 September 2017

hi there a few little cards from me today

wow how about that then ... a few cards from me today ... it is a beautiful day down here in Waterlooville ... I should be out enjoying the sunshine but am sitting in my craft room ... had a couple of orders to get out and here they are

this one is for our lovely granddaughter ... always make her a 
card when it is her brothers birthday and visa versa ... we call them
un birthday cards 







thank you visiting me ... hope you are having a great week ... if you can leave a message I will return the visit xx

Sunday, 10 September 2017

at last a few cards ...

wow been busy ... don't know what I been doing BUT phew where does the time go ??

have had some orders for some boy cards ... the first one is the one I have made for my lovely grandson Olly ... he is football mad but I thought I would make a "mobile phone" one this time too ... coz he is mad on his mobile


happy birthday olly



I just love that little hash tag die # but had a big panic when I had finished making these cards coz I thought I had lost it and would have to pull the contents of the bin out !!!! 

panic over found it


thank you for stopping by I promise to visit you if you can leave a message


Wednesday, 6 September 2017

our beautiful grandchldren

well its back to school for our beautiful grandchildren ...

Gracie's first day in Senior school (cant believe she is THAT old)

Olly going into year 5 of junior school

can you believe the size of that school bag 



Thursday, 31 August 2017

new dies from the works

had a happy shop in Chichester today ...

got some lovely Christmas words ... have not really branched out into Christmas dies yet but I WAS very happy with them ... until I got home and tried them out ... Grrrrr ... they did not cut very well then I remembered somebody saying place a sheet of waxed paper or greaseproof paper between the die and the paper ...

BINGO ... works a treat ... these are the dies


couldn't decide what they said so this is how they cut out lol 

don't know if you are looking for any but they are on £5 ... thought that was a good price 

Oh my goodness something strange has happened to my blog ... can't sort it now ... have to have a lookie tomorrow xx



Monday, 28 August 2017

allo ... and happy bank holiday weekend to you all


hello my crafty friends and what a super bank holiday weekend we have had ... we have certainly been spoilt with the weather here in Waterlooville

have not been very busy with the cards ... made a few Christmas cards but not scanned them yet so please watch this space ...

here is a photo of "us" with our lovely grandchildren last weekend ... thank you for stopping by and if you can leave a message I will visit you too



Thursday, 17 August 2017

a couple of little cards using my new embossing folder

hello there my crafty friends ... managed to get hold of the new 3D embossing folder from the crafters inspiration magazine  ... just love it ... and have used my gilding wax on it too ...

Sorry should have said it is only on the second card lol ... But spect you realised that 😊
hope you are having a great week



this card is also made using one of the circle nestie die cuts that I got from The works ... lovely


thank you for visiting my blog and if you can leave a message I will get back to you xx




Friday, 11 August 2017

hubby is on the mend ... and new stash !!

hi there my crafty friends ... hubby is on the mend thank goodness ... didn't want to look in his mouth tho lol ...

went to the market in the village today and got some great crafty bits in one of the charity shops ... the lady said £2 ... but I felt really bad and gave her £3 ... a real bargain ...

just love the little pots of embossing powder have not seen them before ... they are probably so old they wont work but worth a go ... don't know if you can read the instructions on the pots but it says
"expose the image to a heat source i.e. light bulb toaster or low grill"
the address says blue cat toys Silver Street South Cerney Glos GL7 5TS

here is a photo of the goodies ... cant wait to start trying them out

oh dear sorry ... don't seem to be able to add a photo ... will try again later xx






well that's strange ... shut down and went for dinner ... now working ... how does that happen !!