Thursday, 31 December 2015

My Cuppa Tea

Well here I am again

Been a bit stressful this morning of problems wont worry you about it 
but lets say "always best to check your Credit Card Statements"

All sorted now....

Here is a card I have been working on 

I used Kanban clear stamps on a pale flowered background paper.

Stamped the tea cup and saucer, then added flowers, 
coloured in with alcohol pens and pencils

Mounted onto a pink coloured card blank. 

Added glitter around the edges and in the center of the flowers.

I did think about adding sentiment but decided it would be a bit too busy.

I hope it meets the following criteria 

Food and Drink 

As I would like to enter this card in the following 


New Years Eve wishes

Morning All

Thanks for popping in..... how did you fair with "Frank"

And today its sunshine and dry outside today so will probably be able to "peg out"

Got to make cakes today as WE in the Village always have a Boundary Walk on 
New Years Day with a Bring and Share meal after.

Some good news for me I made the Top 3 

So got another badge to put onto my blog. :) 

Must be doing something right :) :0

Here is the card I made 

Will be back later with my next card.

But before I go I want to 




Crafty hugs 

Wednesday, 30 December 2015

Ship ahoy

Morning All ......

Boy its windy outside what a difference a day makes,
had a lovely day outside in the garden - felt almost spring like.

Got a few aches and pains this morning though.

My heart goes out to those who are suffering with "Frank" - the wind.

I made this card yesterday - I always get requests for cards for men 
so thought of this. 

I have used Craftwork card backing paper cut down to fit a white card blank.

Coloured around the edges with blue distress inks.

Used Kanban "ship" stamps  with black archival ink then coloured in.

Will add a sentiment if requested by customer. :) 

Hope you like it

Would like to enter it for the following 


And before I leave good new in  Ikes world challenge blog - 53

Tuesday, 29 December 2015

Watercolour snow cottage

Morning All

Back from the Sales well not really - been doing normal food shopping but got
a few bargains, meat reduced now in the freezer and boxes of biscuits.

Here is my card today....... 

Winter Cottage 

I have made this with Hobby Art Stamps from the Old Barn selection

Painted with Watercolours the background after inking the images with Black Archival inks

painted white acrylic paint for the stars and to give texture to the sheep.

Once all dry 

Added glitter, snow. 

Mounted onto different coloured cards and finally onto white card blank

 which I lightly coloured blue 

to help bring together all the colours

I would like to enter the following challenges 


Hobby Art Blog Challenge 

Monday, 28 December 2015

Santa is going home

Here I am again with today's Card

Going to call it Santa is going home

I use a digi stamp from the Feeling  Festive from Craft Studio 

used my pens to colour in and added a little glitter and bows to finish the picture

Mounted onto Hunkydory paper - on a blank white card blank

I do find colouring in very relaxing. 

I would like to enter this card for the following 


Back to normal ..... and I am in the Top 5

Morning ......

Well its back to normal today for me.... Den has gone to work
so home alone .... and now crafting

First had a nice surprise this morning .....

I see I made it into the Top 5 for Crafting from the Heart Challenge - 91

with this card 

Not sure why but 
missed crafting yesterday not sure what happened to be honest, 
did a load of baking, and washing. 

Oh yes.... 

was making my Sister her birthday card....will show it after 1st January 
just in case she looks at my blog :) 

Watched TV - the floods are just terrible up country and my heart 
goes out to all those who are effected.

Will add another page shortly with today's card

Crafty hugs to everyone


Saturday, 26 December 2015

A special card for a little girl

Happy Boxing Day

Hope yesterday went well.

I was commissioned to make a special card for a 3 year old.

so here it is......

Yes its for Emily

I used Hunkydory card stock for the base of the card

Craftwork cards for all the flowers 

Die cut out of Tattered Lace letters and numbers the words and age.

Finally placed onto to a blank white card stock and glittered dots around on the dress,

I would like to enter it for the following 


Friday, 25 December 2015

Happy Christmas

Thanks for popping in "if you have time"

I am writing this while the Turkey is cooking ....

Just want to wish everyone who has taken the time to 
visit my blog.

All your comments and thoughts have been much appreciated.

Looking forward to the New Year and the challenges ahead.....

both in crafting and life.


Happy Christmas and a peaceful New Year 

Here are a few photos just for a change 

Thursday, 24 December 2015

Beige Bunny

Thanks for popping in again

on the Christmas Eve and hope I find you all relaxed and ready for


I would like to wish everyone a very 
Happy Christmas and a Wonderful Crafty New Year.

So .....

Here is Beige Bunny :) 

Here is a Digi stamp card 

I have used from the Feeling Festive USB stick for this image

coloured in with alcohol  pens 

added glitter and a sentiment from Hunkydory

Mounted onto black card and then onto a white card blank..

I hope my family like Beige Bunny who is going to them today.

Got the family coming over which will be lovely.


Wednesday, 23 December 2015

Church in winter

Here is a card for today .... no sign of snow here what about you.

I have called this Church in Winter 

I have used Hobby Art Stamp onto watercolour paper

Used my watercolours to paint the picture

Then to add some bling using glitter - 3 different sorts. !!!

Mounted onto dark blue, very pale blue and then onto dark blue card,


Thanks for popping in

will try to see you again tomorrow

Family coming over so best get on with the baking.

Crafty hugs


Tuesday, 22 December 2015

I am a winner

Afternoon all and thanks for popping in....

I have just come home from having battled the shops - just for food - 
and its sooooooooooooo busy. 

My usual day for shopping is Tuesday, I only go once a week 
as I live 14 mile round trip from the main shops.

But today although I was at the shops by 8.30 am this morning 
I am sure every one including the dogs were shopping....

But its done for this week....

Came home to a lovely surprise 

How fantastic is that ???? 

Here is the card for you to see.... in case you missed it.

I would like to wish everyone a very Happy Christmas and a 
Wonderful Crafting New Year.

Will try to pop in again before Christmas 

Crafty hugs 


Monday, 21 December 2015

Christmas Prim Angel Stocking ......

Hi thought best get this finished before the end of the challenge

I am not use to doing Digi stamps and have only got a few at the moment :( 

So here is my 2nd attempt 

1st was with the SUYP challenge 

I have used Bugaboostamps free download.

Christmas Prim Angel stocking 

I started with this.... and zantangled the picture
coloured it in .....

created a coloured background using Colour Burst paints

Added glitter to the hat and wings.

Mounted onto pink card and onto a cream hammer card blank.

I hope you like it 

And its got to be my Favourite as its the only Christmas one I  have .....


Would like to enter it for the following 


Christmas Cat

Tis me again today

Here is my card for today. :) 

Now need to get on with the housework :( but I would really like to do more crafting
who wouldn't .......

 I have used Hunkydory card stock and toppers

I have made a snow cover for the kitten 
Added a bow to match the colours of the card

I have then used the Claritystamp boarder stamps and line sentiments to 
the bottom. 

I hope you like it 

I would like to enter this to the following 


Nice surprise

Morning All 

A nice surprise for me this morning to find 

I was one of the DT favourites :) 

Many thanks 


No 13 - Debbie
No 21 - Helen H
No 27 - Ruscht
No 43 - Deonna B
No 130 - Sunshine Pens
No 151 - Meg

I will be popping back later today with a new card 

Happy days and crafty hugs 

Sunday, 20 December 2015

Santa is coming

Afternoon All

First I do not know what is happening but nearly all the blogs I follow
I have had to re-sign in to ...... I have NOT left you ....
not sure why this is happening .....:(


Good new is that the Christmas Cakes were a success yesterday
risen nicely and how they should be. 

I used different flour ????

But that aside, been out for a very nice Carvery at lunch time 
feeling very full 

but thought I must post this today for you to see.

Been making this card Santa is coming

I have used Clarity stencil mask to make the houses, Claritystamps for the Santa, reindeer, stars and corners. The Santa picture is cut out in a circle and mounted onto blue card,

And Crafty ribbon to make the bow. 

A special card and my favorite things type of card :) 

I would like to enter it for the following 


Saturday, 19 December 2015

Special delivery

Morning All

Well Christmas Cakes are in the oven again - yesterdays not sure 
what happened but rather disappointed with them 
so trying again ...

I have made this Card for my Sister-in-Law who loves her cat
so thought she would love these :)

I have used a Hunkydory topper, stamped around with Clarity Stamps. 

Then coloured in the leaves, berries and stars.

Put glitter glue on

Used Distress inks with a Clarity brush to colour the white areas of the topper.

Mounted onto red card and finally onto a white card blank.

Then made a pink bow and placed it on the side of the card. 

I do hope she will be pleased with it. 

I would like to enter this card for the following 


Friday, 18 December 2015

Christmas Baubles - bit over the top

Morning All 

First I would like to say thanks to Mervi
for advising me that I have been linking my posts wrong. 

Silly old me...put it down to my age :) 

Now I know and so it will be easier to see my work.

Christmas Cakes are in the oven ... mmmmmm lovely.

So here is a card I have made to celebrate Christmas 

I used stock card for the background 

Stamped with green inks the branches around the side. 

Then I stamped with Versamark the baubles onto velum and added embossing powders

cut out the baubles and placed onto the card. 
Then added Nova drops, gems and bows the card

May be a bit too much but one does need a bit of bling at 
Christmas Time :) 

Finally adding die cut out sentiment. 

Then placed it onto a red Hunkydory card stock.

I hope you like it.


I have to say that I just love a Christmas tree with all the coloured baubles, lights and all the old 
favourite bibs and bobs. 

Thanks for popping in 

Crafty hugs 


Thursday, 17 December 2015

Christmas cats with ribbon and gems

Tis me again

I am not sure whether to try this but have made this card for a special friend 

But have used Hunkydory kits and not sure if this is OK

Well I will give it a go for the following 


And I am sure I will be advice one way or the other

I have made this by using a topper from hunkydory crafts

attaching onto a blue card blank from Craftwork cards

then adding a border at the bottom with gems 

also gems at the top. 

Making a white ribbon and attaching 

Well my favorite things at Christmas are my stocking full of presents. 

So here they are with Kittens a double wammy ......:) 

Thanks for popping in again

Tree for summer

Morning All

Well what a day it is now - rain rain and more rain. :( 

So here is a card for summer. 

I do love trees.

 I have used Clarity Stamps for this picture 

I made a foam pad first and stamped the image onto it using black archival ink
Then put Distress inks onto the pad and pressed the stamp onto the foam pad.

If you follow

Then stamped the stamp onto the card.

Put a sky on using a cloud mask, made some hills for the background 

And used my paint brush to make the foreground hills.

Final part was to stamp birds into the picture

Mount onto black card - draw a black line around and mount onto "lightly" hand  coloured 
white card. 

I hope you like it - something to look forward to. 


Wednesday, 16 December 2015

A special Stag

Morning - how is your day 

Mine started very early at 4am as I could not sleep but enough about that 

I have made this card for my Partners Fathers birthday which is 2 days before Christmas !!!

So this is a Special card for Christmas 

Using a Hint of gold card I sprayed it with water and put Color Burst powders onto the card
and waited for them to work. 

Allowed to dry over night 

I then used the Stag Clarity Stencil using Black inks. 

Mounted onto cream card. 

I have not used a sentiment as I think Father may like to frame this card later :) 

Hope you like this Special card 

and would like to enter it for the following 


Thanks for popping in 

Tuesday, 15 December 2015

Birch Trees

Morning - just back from our weekly shop its a 14 mile round trip 
so hope I have got everything for the week.

Do you use a shopping list and find more in your basket than on the list? 

Thought I would share this card with you today. 

May not be something about Christmas but a feel of good times ahead :) 

I would like to enter this for the following 


I have used Clarity Stamp Birch Tree stamp and made the following 

The trees were inked in black archival inks and then using clear embossing powder I embossed the tree trunks having used a versamark pen to paint the glue onto the trunks. 

To give a feeling of depth I have used a black pen to put wires across the picture and placed 
two birds on the wires. 

The birds are made by hand making a heart shape and adding tail and beak .

I used a moon mask while inking up the background.

Leaves are stamped at random around. 

Mounted onto 

I hope you like the card. 

Thanks for popping in and I really appreciate your comments 

Crafty hugs 


Monday, 14 December 2015

Ice and snow Winter trees

Bit of a busy day today !!!

Must remember to hang out the washing - getting bit carried away with my crafting :) 

Another card to enter before the time runs out 

Winter Trees - Ice and Snow

Said I like trees 

I made this with a blue backing paper and die cut out the Sue Wilson Trees, 
embossed them and used Cosmic Ice glitter on top

Then used glitter to make the snow.

Backed with dark blue card onto white embossed card stock to make a card blank.

Hope you like it :) 

Would like to enter it in the following