Tuesday, 30 May 2017

I am a winner

Never thought it but I have won 

Over at Lavinia Stamps with my 

Fairy Wonder picture 

Thank you so much Lavinia Stamps will look forward 
to seeing which stamps to buy. 

Big Crafty hugs 

x x 

All in the lace

Good morning 

I hope you had a good Bank Holiday weekend, mine came and went. 

Was out in the garden much of the time while I could doing that 
weeding - boy they do grow in this warm weather with rain to help them. 

I am very pleased to say that my eldest daughter passed all her teaching exams 
so I made this card for her. 

I have used Hunkydory kit with "added bits" 

I layered up different layers on the card blank after I used red tape 
to mount the vintage lace onto the top part. 

Added butterfly which was on acetate using 3d glue to mount it. 

Added sentiments, glitter to the hat. 

I would like to enter it for the following 


Thank you for joining me today 

Have a lovely day 

Crafty hugs 

x x 

Sunday, 28 May 2017

All to do with bits, layers, butterflies and stuff

Good morning 

Well I was on a bit of a roll yesterday with making my project. 

I thought now what can I do with that bag of bits.... and as there were several 
challenges which asked for layers and bits here is my card

I started off with a bit of card stock which had not worked on a previous 

my bits !!!

Work in progress

Finished card 

I have used loads and loads of layers and the colour cream in the mans Tshirt and background.

I have been surprised with how I have used so many different bit !!!

I would like to enter it for the following 


Latest new is the Hochanda have now changed yet again their times they are going 
to broadcast on FreeView TV. 

From the 1st June no longer viewing in the evenings. 

What a shame that Freeview customers are yet again the ones who miss out. 
I can not afford to pay for say Sky and my broadband is so slow I can not 
watch on Rewind.

Also I use to like to record the shows and watch later. 

Well time will tell and I suppose like most things now it is all to do with cost. 

Well have a good day and look forward to hearing from you 

Crafty hugs 

x x 

Saturday, 27 May 2017

May brings .....

Hi there thank you for popping in today

What a night - the thunder and lightening storm we had here.

I have never seen or heard such a storm. The lightening was continuous I am sure there
is a special name for that type of lightening - sheet lightening maybe.

NO rain to mention of I have to say but so so hot.

But back to my card today I have been using a CD from Designers Directory  called Men.  

I have been working on the latest challenge over at The Craft Barn

Where you have to add the following verse into the picture so thought it would go
well in the cloud. 

May brings flocks of pretty lambs
Skipping by their fleecy dams

mounted it onto white card and then onto a gray card blank.

I hope you like my entry and would like to enter it for the following 

The Craft Barn Challenge = Twelve Month Challenge

Thank you for your visit and I look forward to seeing you again

Take care

Crafty hugs

x x x

Wednesday, 24 May 2017

The Change of Leaves Colour and texture

Afternoon all 

Thank you for popping in today and hope you are well 

What a day yesterday via the media with all the news. Terrible thing to 
happen in Manchester on 22nd at 10.30pm all those innocent children, young 
people and folk. 

Been working on my journal again, I am finding I can use my art to relax
without the need to "make" something like a card. 

I have plenty of cards at the moment and feel I need some other outlet and to 
craft via a journal is helping the journey 

Here is my journal page for the challenge 18 over on Facebook 

With the theme of

 Create a piece of work using the 
colours PURPLE, ORANGE & GREEN using the Theme, " The Change,"
The art prompt for this week is " texture " 
which is just for inspiration or idea for more journal work. 

So here is my page for today 

I first used a Clarity Stamp Stencil for the wood background using 
three different colours, orange, purple and green blending in the edges 

Then I used a variety of different leaves from Card-io stamps to create 
texture and the Change of Colour of the seasons. 

Well that was my thinking.....

From Spring (green) to Autumn (Orange and Purple) 

I hope you like it 

Have a good day and hope to see you soon 

Crafty hugs 


Tuesday, 23 May 2017

No words are needed


No words are needed 

my craft journal says it all

See you tomorrow or very soon. 

Birdie bird and made the top 3's

Good morning

Well what a shock this morning to hear about the bomb in Manchester UK 
last night. 

Words fail me as to why there are these sorts of people who want to maim and kill 
innocent children and people

I feel I need to use my craft to show how I feel so will up date later 
this blog. 

Very pleased to say that I have made the top 3 or DT favourites for the last few 

Went shopping and when I came home found this 
in the garden on the path, all in the wet. 

Poor thing 

so put it on the table in the dry and keeping an eye on it. 

Hope he will be ok......

Well that is it for now....

Off to put the TV on and see what is what and do a bit of crafting 
this afternoon. 

Take care and my thoughts are with all how have been affected by the 
actions in Manchester. 

Crafty hugs 

x x 

Friday, 19 May 2017

all in the face

Hi there 

Well here I am today feeling like getting back to crafting 
so thought I would have a play with some 
Indigoblu items - stamps and stencil 

Started off with a black page and used the face stencil and a smoothie with some 
brown ink on - only used it lightly to give the face a glow. 

Then used all sorts of ways with the Gelatos pens to make the hair

Added the black stencil music into the hair to keep with the theme over 

I hope you like it and look forward to getting crafting again 

Crafty hugs 

x x 

Wednesday, 17 May 2017

Wednesday thoughts about the weekend

Hi there and thank you for popping in today. 

I have to say that over the past few weeks my mind has been on other things. 
Why I ask myself, well the reason is that over last weekend
we traveled over to see Mum some 250 miles away. 

May not seem too far for some but for me it is a terrible drive using 
motorways which are renound for the delays. 

The M25 

The plan was to have a couple of days of peace and quite with Mum but that was not to be.
Had to take Mum into hospital for a knee injection operation fortunately I went 
with her carer who was a saint. 

Going private is not all it seems - scheduled to be there at 10 am and we did not get home
till gone 5pm. 

A day of stress and worry. 

Then Mum of course slept most of Sunday and so we were home on Monday 
after a 7 hour journey. 

Again there was a hold up at Stonehenge with people slowing down to view 
the stones from the cars.... 

This is on the way 

 This is on the way home 

Well it is done now and I have to say that I am now beginning to feel somewhat better
from all the travel etc etc. 

So here are a few photos of Mums garden - on the up side the weather was lovely 
Den stayed at the house on Saturday so the rest did him good I am sure. 

On Sunday the weather was lovely and we got a chance to sit out in the garden 
letting the world go by. 
Myrtle (the cat) just loves walking around with someone
 (Mum not able to walk in the garden now with out a lot of help) 

So here are a couple of photos of Myrtle in the garden 

Hope to get back into blogging about my cards and look forward to 
hearing from you soon.

But before I go,  I would like to enter for the following



Thank you for being there and I appreciate your comments. 

Crafty hugs 

x x  

Monday, 15 May 2017

By the light of the Silver Moon

Hi there 

Well where does the time go half way through May 

I have made this card for you today as a member of the design team 

over at LTSCB 

This months Challenge is Anything goes. 

I have used a backing paper from Lavinia using her stamps too. 

Stamped the faeries across the moon above the hare 

The hare is stamped in black "looks like he is howling" to the moon 

Added glitter to bring out the fantasy of the card. 

Mounted onto silver miri card onto an Adorable Scorable card 
making a card blank. 

I do hope to see you over at the Challenge 

Have a great day and see you soon 

Crafty hugs

Would like to enter this for the following


Ikes World Challenge - 88


Thursday, 11 May 2017

Thursday evening

Hi there

Well here I am just thinking what am I doing and know that I have
a new project to show in a few days time. 

Been having fun with new products (to me) 

but the main thing I have done these last few weeks is to get on the 
band wagon on loosing weight. 

I have found since I have no longer had a horse and started crafting 
my weight has gone up and up soooooo very much. 

It is not good and when my partner said the other evening he was worried 
about it - that shook me into action. 

Today I have bought a Nutribullet to blend those veg I am not too keen on eating 
into smoothies. 

Also I have joined that well known Points counting organisation to keep me on track 
not to go to meeting, yet, but that is not to say I will not be going. 
I am using online 

I have been out in the garden also over the last week trying to sort out the weeds
before, hopefully the rain comes. 

Well that is me for now....... 

Will keep you posted with photos of the garden over the next few days

and will be back to showing my crafting next week. 

Take care and hope to hear from you soon. 

x x 

Monday, 8 May 2017

Fairy wonder

Morning all

Well I thought I would share with you my card for today

I just love the Lavinia stamps and papers 

so here is my card. 

I have used a backing paper from Lavinia
Stamped in black the fairy

and using my gelli plate made a very small reflection in the water.

can you see?

Then I have added butterflies, flowers and dragonfly onto the topper all of which
I have added a black alcohol pen edge too.
to bring together all the elements
Black edge to the topper onto a
square card blank made from Adorable Scorable card stock.

Added glitter (of course)

I would like to enter it for the following 


Thank you for your visit 

And hope to be back tomorrow 

Crafty hugs 

x x 

Sunday, 7 May 2017

Catch up

Hi there 

Thank you for popping in today 

It has been a week since I last wrote to you 

I have been so busy doing other things that the thought of 
blogging just has not been a part of my life at the moment

I have been busy getting ready for the Plant Sale up at the Village 
Hall which was yesterday. 

I had a good time up there with my cards, I took my photo cards 
for a change and those went down very well. 

Anyway thought I would just touch base with you

Been out in the garden today 
very hot. could really do with some rain now. 

Hope to be back in the next couple of days with some of my cards 

I need some time to chill out and get my head around a few problems
which are in my life at the moment. 

so I may not be around quite so often for the time being 

But in the mean time I hope you are well 

and look forward to hearing from you soon. 

Crafty hugs 

x x 

Monday, 1 May 2017

Caterpillar trail

Hi there

Hope you are having a good Bank Holiday
and here we are now in a new Month.

Where does the time go I ask myself.

Well here is my entry as one of the Design Team Members
Over at Love to Craft Challenge Blog.

Caterpillar fun 

I have used a dry embossed shaped card blank with daisy flowers
and painted
in green a few of the flowers with Cosmic Shimmer paint.

Then I have used Craft Candi to make the caterpillars
added many many legs and a face for each wee chap.

Added a Happy Birthday tag with a butterfly
and a wee ribbon.
Can you see all those wee legs ?

I hope you like it and would like to enter it for the


Allsorts Challenge - 413 - Embossing

A Gem of a Challenge - #193 Embossing Wet or Dry

Delicious Doodles Challenge = Embossing

The Male Room - #59 - Theme Many legs

Have a lovely day

And I look forward to seeing you over at

Love to Craft Challenge Blog

Crafty hugs

x  x