Wednesday, 30 December 2009

Spoon Full of Sugar

I needed to make a card for my Auntie who will be 80 tomorrow so I thought I would follow the sketch over on SFOS. Plus my hubby and brother bought me some lovely Martha Stewart Punches, Butterfly edger and large lace heart, for Christmas from Bunny Zoes Crafts I've being dying to use them, beautiful punches. I used a forever Friends bear stamp as well as the new papers from FF Pink Parfit, yummy papers the big butterfly is an x-cut punch. Hope you like the pic doesn't do it justice as the light is very dim here at the mo. Thanks for stopping by and let me wish you all a very HAPPY NEW YEAR!

Tuesday, 1 December 2009

Non Traditional

Over at SFOS this week the theme is Non Traditional Colours so as I'm still making my mountain of Christmas cards I had to give this one ago. The DP is Forever Friends , the stamp is one of my favs and is of course Penny Black and is coloured using water colour paints. Dusted off my trusted Nesties and MS punch and a little snowflake punch and walah one card and a ribbon and a few pearls, thanks for calling in love hearing what you have to says, bye for now.

Tuesday, 24 November 2009

Colour Combo

Just a quickie today, need to get some more Christmas cards made. Over at SFOS this week the challenge is Brown with a little bit of pink or blue. I used a penny black stamp and I think the paper is Forever Friends, used a embossing folder to emboss the brown card and a Martha Stewart punch for the ribbon and hey presto a very quick card. Enjoy the rest of your Tuesday!

Tuesday, 10 November 2009

Create a Scene over at SFOS

Well this card was so quick and easy to make, the back ground stamp I've had for years and years and you'll recognise that cute bear. they are coloured in, using H2o water coloured paints and the flowers are Prima sorry for such a short post and the lack of posts of late but been so busy. Be sure to check out SFOS there are so beautiful cards. Enjoy the rest of your Tuesday bye for now.

Tuesday, 20 October 2009

Sketch by Debbie

Made this card for Spoon Full of Sugar challenge, Debbies Sketch. Loved working with this sketch the card just made it's self. The image is Daisey and Dandelion painted with water coloured paints. I used my label nesties and a corner punch for the little love hearts the flowers are prima the paper is K & Co. Hope your having a great Tuesday wherever you are, thanks for stopping by.

Tuesday, 13 October 2009

Sketch by Caryn

Here's the second card I made today for SFOS, I had the image already coloured in, so it was really quick to make I just hope my Auntie likes it. I had to keep the card as thin as possible due to the fact that I couldn't get to a post office so it has to go first class. I used my trusted nesties, I would of loved to make a more elaborate card, but I thought I had more time to make and post. Thanks for popping in have a great Tuesday.

Buttons and Bows

Good morning, just, well I have been busy this morning I needed two quick cards in a hurry, it's my great Aunts 96th birthday today and it's my nieces tomorrow, can you smell the rubber burning from here lol. This is a quick post due to the fact I have to rush and post them now. I'm entering this card for Penny Black Saturday Challenge luckily I had the image already painted, it was just a case of punch a few flowers out, using a couple of MS punches and hey presto. Don't be shy I love to here your comments good or bad. Thanks for stopping by.

Tuesday, 6 October 2009

SFOS Halloween

Well over at SFOS this week the theme is Halloween, so I dusted of my cricut and went into the dark depths of my cupboard and this is what I came up with, cute and spooky. I had to use my new Martha Stewart punch whether it goes or not lol. I crumpled the web up so it really stands proud of the card (photo doesn't do it justice maybe I should get a professional in) hope you like.

  • Image - Skeleton and web (Cricut)
  • DP - Sorry found in the depths of my cupboard
  • Sentiment - Pound shop as is the pumpkins (Great aren't they)
  • Tools - Cricut and MS punches
  • Stash - Ribbon
Thanks for stopping by hope it's not raining where you are?

Wednesday, 30 September 2009

ABC - Embossing

Well two cards in one day, who can believe it, you get some days where cards just make themselves and others it's just too hard you give up. I am entering this cad for ABC challenge embossing. I have embossed the brown layer, really simple. Hope you like. It's nice to see the ABC challenge back.

  • Image - Daisey & Dandelion
  • Medium - Watercolours
  • DP - My Minds Eye
  • Tools - Nesties, MS Ribbon Punch and CB embossing folder
  • Stash - Ribbon and brads.
Enjoy the rest of your day, time to put my feet up lol!

Christmas - SFOS

Here's a quick Christmas card for the SFOS challenge this week. I bought this stamp a few weeks ago but haven't had the chance to ink it up until now, don't you just love those hedgies.
  • Image - Penny Black
  • Medium - H2Os and watercolours
  • DP - DCWV
  • Ribbon - I think it's Anita's
  • Stash - Brads and light bulbs
Thanks for stopping by have a great Wednesday!

Friday, 25 September 2009

Sketch by Nikki hope you've got your ray bans on.........

Well I know it's been some time, but what with the girls been back at school, decorating their bedrooms and having a friend to stay, it's been go, go, go. I came in to my craft room to make a card for a friends teenage son and this was the result hence I'll have to stay in here a little longer and make another one lol. I followed the challenge over a SFOSand this is the result.
  • Image - Penny black
  • Medium - Water colour paints
  • DP - Forever Friends
  • Sentiment - Pass and old stamp no name
  • Flowers - Stash
  • Buttons - Stash
  • Ribbon - From France
Hope you all have a great weekend

Tuesday, 8 September 2009

Sketch By Michelle O

Good afternoon, needed a break from decorating, decided to make a card for SFOS a sketch by Michelle O. Hope you like my take on it instead of flowers I used these cute little buttons I brought back from France, hope you like.
  • Image - Penny Black
  • Medium - H2Os and watercolour paints
  • DP -Forever Friends
  • Sentiment - Rub on
  • Tools - Nesties Labels, Sizzex corner punch
  • Stash - Trowel and fork, buttons
Thanks for popping in enjoy the rest of your day!

Thursday, 3 September 2009

SFOS Distresssed

Well I hope it's better weather where you are as it's cats and dogs here so hence the card after doing a little cleaning etc. I thought I'd make a card for my niece, in New Zealand which incidentally fits in nice with this weeks challenge over at SFOS. I have torn the edges of some of the paper (distressing). Hope she likes it. Just a quick post though I have to go and do tea lol.
  • Image - Sugar Nellie Gorjuss girl
  • Sentiment - Cuddly Buddly heat embossed
  • Medium - Painted with H2Os love the way it turned out
  • Tools - Oval and circle Nesties, X-cut flower punches Heat gun
  • DP - PM Scrumptious
  • Stash - Glitter brads
Thanks for stopping bye enjoy the rest of your evening.

Wednesday, 26 August 2009

SFOS Sketch by Sonja

Hi I'm finally back been on my hols had a fab time, thought I'd better get back to normality and make some cards so here's my first it for the challenge over on Spoon Full of Sugar a sketch by Sonja. I bought some papers and stickers yesterday, Little Miss and could resist using them hope you like it.

  • Image - Sticker
  • DP - Paper Cellar
  • Tools - Circle Nesties and ribbon punch
  • Flowers - Prima
  • Buttons - Bunny Zoes Shop
  • Stash - Brads
Thanks for stopping by

Tuesday, 14 July 2009

Sketch by Debbie

Hi well what a busy week it's been, I keep meeting myself coming forward, lol I loved making this card, I made it for Spoon Full of Sugar following Debbie's sketch. I have had the image painted for a while and the paper just been sat on my desk for ages, just never got round to using it, anyway hope you like my take on Debbie's sketch. I didn't want to use flowers as it's a mans card hence the circles, I did crumple them up a bit . Thanks for popping in catch you later.

  • Image - Penny Black
  • Medium - H2O water colour paints
  • Tools - Nestie circles, labels and cricut for the numbers
  • DP - Nanas Kitchen dcwv
  • Stash - Button, Charm and brads

Tuesday, 7 July 2009

Little old me a Guest Designer

Good morning sorry for the lateness of this post, had a crazy morning. I'd like to thank A Spoon Full of Sugar for asking me to be their guest designer this week, I feel so honoured to be asked and a bit worried as I have never been asked before (am I up to the challenge). The theme this week is Hearts,I have a motto never to make a card I don't need so hence the baby card with hearts on it, plus I just recieved my new Martha Steart Valentine Lace Punch thanks Bunny Zoe's Crafts you have to check this shop out, it has everything you need and all the things you have trouble getting hold off. Enough of that on to my card, I had another bash with Pro - Markers seemed a little easier to use this time, heres the recipe have a great Tuesday!
  • Image - Sugare Nellie
  • Medium - Pro - Markers
  • Tools - Oval, Round Nesties, Martha Stewart Punches, Ribbon, Valentine Lace and Double Scallop
  • DP - Paper Mania (Sweet Nothings) and card stock
  • Stash - Ribbon and Heart Button.
Thanks for stopping by and your lovely comments!

Thursday, 2 July 2009

Hi every one I thought I'd better let you know what I have been up to. I threw a surprise party for my husband on Tuesday and all family live in another part of the country to us it was quite difficult, some turned up on Monday and some only left to day, so alas I have had know time to blog at all let alone make any cards. My spare room is my craft room so everything has been put away to make room for the guests. Needless to say had a great time but totally tuckered out so I'm going to dream land now, hopefully be back to normal next week, see you then

Tuesday, 23 June 2009

Wedded Bliss

Good morning and what another beautiful day, hope the sun is shining where you are. Here's a quick card I made this morning for a Spoon Full of Sugar. I had already made, the Forever Friends Decoupage as my nephew is getting married, I just needed a shove lol and here it is "the shove" and hey presto as if by magic and a card appeared.

  • Image - FF Decoupage
  • DP - I Do Wedding collection (old)
  • Tools - MS Ribbon and leaf Punch, Xcut corner punch, Round Nestie
  • Flowers - PM, xcut flower punches and stash
  • Stash - Heart, pearl brads, Heart and key charms and curly ribbon.
Thanks for dropping in have a great Tuesday!

Monday, 22 June 2009

Forever Friends Torn Edges

It's been that long I think I have forgot how to do this. I have made this card for the Forever Friends Challenge Torn Edges. I got this stamp on Saturday. Although I had no inclination to ink it up. I thought I'd give it a go today, I firstly coloured it with whisper pens and made a mess of that, so this particular image is painted with H2Os not brilliant but that's the best I can do or more honestly, I can be bothered my Mo has gone off with Jo again argh................. Hey Ho it's another Christmas card done who cares ha ha.

  • Image - FF
  • Medium - H2Os watercolours
  • DP - FF and Paper Mill card stock
  • Tools - MS Punch and Oval Nesties Cuttlebug embossing folder
  • Flowers - Prima
  • Stash - Brad and ribbon
Thanks for stopping by and all you lovely comments they really do make me smile, so go on have a go.

Tuesday, 2 June 2009

Sketch by Sonja

Hi just a quickie today I managed to squeeze a quick card in between everything else, lol so here is my effort. I'm entering this for A Spoon Full of Sugar challenge a lovely sketch by Sonja. The image has been painted for a few weeks and it's been sailing around my desk waiting for a card lol. I painted the image using H2Os and quite chuffed with the end result it's so shimmery (can't see it on the photo sorry! I tried). The fish hat pin thing was an accident, I have to admit I was threading the fish with the needle and it got stuck, wouldn't budge and hey presto! cool hat pin. I guess somethings are meant to be.....

  • Image - Penny Black
  • Medium - H2Os
  • Tools - MS Scallop punch, Nesties and xcut corner punch
  • DP - Hopscotch
  • Stash - Buttons, needle and fish bead
Hope your enjoying the sun and have a great evening, thanks for dropping in

Monday, 1 June 2009

A little bit of me!

Hi I thought I'd explain why I haven't been blogging, just incase you missed me lol. I've been visiting my home town for the week, hubby was away so I thought I'd take the girls to Grans. We had a whale of a time walking through the wooods onto the beach (my fav walk) brings back lots of happy memories, anyway weather was great, sun, sea and sand who could ask for anything more.

Well hopefully I'll get some images, painted this week and make some cards and catch up on some challenges, I've got lots of cards to make this week lots of birthdays coming up. Hope your enjoying the sunshine, I guess we have to enjoy while its here, have a great day.

Tuesday, 26 May 2009

A little bit of lace!

Well this is my card for A Spoon Full of Sugar, the challenge this week is to add a little bit of lace. It's a quick post this week as with it been half term I haven't had much time for making cards or blogging.


  • Image - Penny Black
  • DP - My Minds Eye
  • Mediun - Whisper Pens
  • Tools - Nesties, MS Punch and xcut flower punch
  • Flowers - PM and Punched flowers
  • Stash - Lace, ribbon and brads from stash

Thanks for stopping by have a great week.

Monday, 18 May 2009


I just love the way this card turned out and yes decoupage again, I did need to make a quick engagement card for hubby and this is it. I used water colour paints to paint a subtle background for those two loving bears.

I even dug out my heat gun to emboss the ticket stamp, I thought I better do something extra with the decoupage being so easy lol. I have to admit I made this last week and the recipients loved it, I'm just waiting for a challenge, that I could enter it for.


  • Image - FF Decoupage
  • DP - FF
  • Ticket - Autumn Leaves
  • Tools - Deep Breath lol, Oval Nesties, MS Ribbon Punch, xcut flower punch, Heat Gun/Embossing power and MS Oak leaf punch. Breath..............
  • Flowers - PM
  • Stash - Ribbon and brads

Have a great day and thanks for callling in

Edited on 19-05-09 Just visited Spoon Full of Sugar and thought I would be cheeky and enter this card for their challenge this week which is Celebration. Hope this ok, thanks

For a boy

What a beautiful day, bit windy though, I'm stuck in the house waiting for the man to pick up the concrete mixer, was supposed to come between 8 - 12 it's now 13.20 I guess they don't realise that I have a life to, lol. Well it did give me and excuse to play Mmmmm.... do I need one...... I'll answer that later lol. Here's my card for the challenge over at Forever Friends for a boy here's my take on it. I know I'm not a fan of decoupage but here I am using it again, it's so easy all the pieces are cut out for you. I just love my car eyelets I forgot I had them it's amazing what you find when your not looking.


  • Image - FF Decoupage
  • DP - FF and Paper Mill
  • Tools - Silent setter. MS Ribbon Punch ans Cuttle Bug Embossing Folder (Swiss Dots)
  • Stash - Ribbon and Car eyelets

Thanks for popping in enjoy the rest of the day I think I'm going to play so more well I have to stay in and wait lol.

Saturday, 16 May 2009

Penny Black and Cute Card Thursday

Just a quick post as we have to go and buy some cement. I did start this card yesterday but finished it this morning. I'm entering this for Penny Black, 3 flowers (they are in the bottom left hand side of the card honest, lol) 2 DPs 1 charm or brad. Cute Card Thursday is letters or numbers so my big 30 fits perfectly.

  • Image - Penny Black
  • Medium -H2Os
  • DP - My Minds Eye
  • Tools - MS Ribbon Punch, Nesties, Xcut Flower Punch, Cricut for he Numbers
  • Stash - Fish, Ribbon and eyelets

Thanks for looking and have a great Saturday

Tuesday, 12 May 2009

Spoon Full of Suger and Penny Black

Over at Penny Black Saturday Challenge the theme is Black and white with one other colour so here's my take on that. Also I'd like to enter it for a spoonful of sugar challenge as their theme is Buttons Galore. I quite like this card, I spent ages sewing on all the little buttons by hand, really fiddly, I just knew if I used glue to stick them on I would of ended up a mess lol.

  • Image - Penny Black
  • DP - Dove craft Charcoal Prints
  • Tools - Oval Nesties and MS ribbon Punch and xcut flower punch
  • Stash - Ribbon, buttons and brads

Thanks for stopping by and your lovely comments