Saturday, 23 June 2018

Had fun with two little cards

Really enjoyed making these two little cards today … rather challenged  my die collection but sometimes its nice to do something a bit different isn't it …  both on craft card

Pretty in Pink

A bit more rustic


hope you are having a great weekend … weather is wonderful down here in Waterlooville … thank you for stopping by

Thursday, 21 June 2018

Two get well soon cards

Had to make two little get well soon cards for my sisters boys … she has three boys but two are poorly … 

Martyn was rushed into hospital with sepsis a rare but serious complication of an infection. without quick treatment, sepsis can lead to multiple organ failure and death ...h e is home now but the hospital said he is very lucky that he is still young and can fight the infection … phew

Daniel has just gone into a hospital in London as one of the bones in his foot has to be re-aligned so he will be out of action for a while … cant drive etc … he and his young family are moving to Luxemburg with the bank he works for in August so good to get this op out of the way quickly

Even when your children are grown up with their own families you still worry about them don't you ??

oh my goodness don't know what has happened to my font etc … guess I better check it out … thank you for stopping by and hope you have a great Friday 

oops nearly forgot my cards lol 


Card for Daniel with a bad foot

Card for Martyn with sepsis 

A close up of the tags … cute eh ??




Wednesday, 20 June 2018

two little cards today my crafty friends

two little cards today my crafty friends and not an animal in site lol

the first card is for my son's new fiancé … very elegant just like her



and the second card is for my mother in law to give


hope you are all having a great week … will be visiting your blogs tonight xx

Monday, 18 June 2018

Football Football !!

ooo don't like football BUT … don't mind when it is on as I have said before coz I can come and play

here are two little cards I have made this evening with my lovely creative stamping free stamps the backgrounds are made using pixie powders and a screwed up plastic bag … cool eh ??



it really hurt to put the elephant sentiment on at a crafty angle … I don't do crafty angles lol 

thank you for stopping by … hope you have a great week 




Sunday, 17 June 2018

Hi there my crafty friends

Been having a little play … dh is watching footie … oooooo I am so fed up with it already lol … good job I can come in the craft room to play …

Made this card using pixie powders that I got at the craft fayre last weekend … also the stamps and dies … had a super time with my crafty mate https://tinyrosecr.blogspot.com/2018/06/beccys-place-new-images-tangled-garden.html

sorry I cut the little birds feet off at the bottom but didn't do my measuring quite right …

hope you have all had a super weekend and thank you for stopping by



Just a little hello card

Friday, 15 June 2018

Hello my crafty friends ... phew been having a bit of a rough time

Hello my crafty friends ... phew been having a bit of a rough time dear mother-in-law has been proper poorly … she is 94 next month but had big problems with her heart rate … it was 126 … which is VERY high … she was in hospital for a week and quite honestly sadly we thought her time was up … BUT good news she is now out of hospital and staying with her daughter in Upminster … they took her off ALL of her meds and her heart rate went down to 80 something … just goes to show you doesn't it … sometimes the GP just puts you on meds and does not review and then BAM … she is still very unsteady on her feet and has lost her strength … my poor sister in law had awful trouble getting her out of the bath … think we will have to invest in a bath seat and she will hate that … ooooo sorry to go on … rant over

anyway here are a few bits I did before she was poorly have not had much time to play but hopefully will get back to normal really … I didn't have any acetate or vellum to hand so used tracing paper to emboss them … pretty effective in real like actually lol







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


Saturday, 2 June 2018

a couple more animal cards

oh my goodness just loving these little animal stamps … another couple to add to the ones below … come on everyone I want to see what you have been making with your stamps

I made the background using distress inks onto my glass mat and then "wiped it
onto the card blank" thought it was clever looks like hills  … not done this before but seen it on hochanda 

I love this sentiment

had a bit of a problem with my koala had to stamp him out a couple 
of times … but don't think you can notice ??



thank you for stopping by … now I must get on and do some work … house work yuk !!



Thursday, 31 May 2018

creaative stamping magazine free stamps


wow had a super time with the lovely stamps from the creative stamping magazine this afternoon and its all Wendy's fault at http://spanishcrafter.blogspot.com/ she posted some lovely cards she had made and although I saw them in hobbycraft recently I resisted temptation to buy ...

But when I saw her lovely cards I had to make an emergency dash to try to get the magazine … I love the sentiments … my son will love the "you're having a giraffe" its just the sort of thing he would say.

whoopee … anyway here are two cards that I have made so far … please watch this space … more coming I am sure



I have not been very lucky with my moons one is too large and the other is not quite round 
and is hidden by the sky … I will try harder lol 





Monday, 28 May 2018

Hello ... and happy bank holiday again

Wow … another bank holiday … you lucky working people … it just isn't the same when you are retired izit Jackie Trinder lol … beautiful weather today down here in Waterlooville …

But decided to have a tidy up in the craft room I know I should do it when it is raining and yuk but just wanted to make a start … But then I got involved in making a few cards !!

A bee happy card for somebody  who is going through a tough time

thank you using Tim Holtz dies

thought this one was a bit Cath Kidston 
thank you for stopping by and hope you have had a super weekend



Friday, 11 May 2018

Wow its Friday again !!

so where did that week go then ?? hope you have all had a good week

been kinda busy but managed to make a few cards …

made using the freebies from card making and paper craft magazine
issue 183 


this one was made using my own background and a fussy cut bumper card 
topper from a free card given to me at "the works"



this one was made using freebies from simply cards and papercraft magazine
issue 175


thank you for visiting today … and hope you all have a brilliant weekend

Saturday, 5 May 2018

Happy bank holiday to you all

Happy bank holiday to you all … hope you are all having a great weekend … our weather down here in Waterlooville is amazing … and I am hoping to go down to the car boot tomorrow

Love having a stroll around and usually manage to pick up a few bargains too …

Did anyone watch Lesley from Chocolate baroque the other day … not sure when she was on because I had recorded it … I love her demos and she never fails to inspire me … any way here is the card that I made following her demo

 love always 


I used a Tim Holtz distress ink pad to ink up the side of one of my clear blocks that I use to stamp with (hope you know what I mean) and the circles were made from tops of bottles using the same ink pads … the lines at the top and bottom are made using the same ink pads and a redundant credit card …  just love this idea and will be using it again

thank you for stopping by and have a great rest of the weekend xx

Wednesday, 25 April 2018

hello there ... Ive gone all French ... oh la la




Hi there ... just having a little play coz its raining again and thought it was time I had a change to my blog ... usually takes me a few tries before I get what I want ... but its fun playing

thank you for visiting 

Tuesday, 24 April 2018

three little cards

Hi there my crafty friends ... well its raining !! ... was quite nice earlier but now its drizzly and horrid ... so I been playing ... its always nice when you have time to play and are not under pressure to make cards for friends and even family



even made two men cards which are usually quite a problem lol ... hope you are all having a great week ... cant believe we are halfway through the week again 

Oh by the way the car boot WAS on last Sunday and I had a super time wandering around ... didn't get any crafty bits but got two books ... I am really into Carole Matthews have you read any of them ... I have nearly finished one and I always hate it when I finish a good book ... feel kinda lost ... rather like when I have finished a crafty project ...

gotta stop now coz I am rambling lol thank you for stopping by and if you can leave a message I will visit you too  

oooo that's a bit strange things seem different ... I used to be able to click on my image and put a caption underneath but cant do that now !! ... frus !! ... just wanted to say that the border around the mens cards was made using one of Sheena Douglas stamps ... its called splats and accessories set 2




Saturday, 21 April 2018

Hi there

Well not such a nice day today ... the sun was out but now it has gone away ... hope that was not the end of the beautiful weather ... we have a car boot in Southsea that I am hoping to go to tomorrow ... this should be its third week but the last two have been cancelled because of the rain ... so please keep your fingers crossed that it is on ... ooo love a car boot on a Sunday ... anyway on to my little card for today

my dear sissie bought me the little doggie stamp so had to make her a card to say thank you and had a little play with my enveloper made a vellum envelope... quite pleased with how it has turned out but not sure how to address it ... think I will have to hunt for my sticky labels





hope you all have a super weekend