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Hiya, I'm a busy Mum (of 6) and full time carer to my eldest son. I love paper, ribbons, buttons, stamps.....in fact anything crafty lol and i share my work space ( and stash!) with my 12 year old daughter, Rebecca (Bex). Please leave a comment if you call so I know you've been, I would love to visit you back and please become a follower if you like what you see. Thanks for popping by.........
'She stood in the storm, and when the wind did not blow her way, she adjusted the sails' - Elizabeth Edwards

Thursday, 31 December 2015

Happy New Year!


Happy New Year my crafty friends, here's hoping it's filled with PEACE, LOVE,
LAUGHTER and of course, lots of CRAFTING!
Thanks for sharing the last year with me, looking forward to sharing the next 12
months with you all!
xx

Saturday, 26 December 2015

A/G with Lil Patch of Crafty Friends!

Hi crafty friends, hope you're all well.
Just popping on to share my crafty make for the latest challenge (#24) over at
As usual, the theme is anything goes & we have 3 fabulous sponsors:
$12 gift certificate
3 images

3 images

My Dt make for your inspiration is my last Christmas card of the year, the image
is Snowball Sam at A Day for Daisies, perfect for those sometimes akward
male cards I think.
Don't forget to go check out the gorgeous Dt makes.....look forward
to seeing your creations!

Thursday, 24 December 2015

From our house to yours......Merry Christmas!

Hi crafty friends & bloggers, hope you're all well.
Not quite sure how we got to Christmas Eve so quickly but here we are.......the shops
are closed, gifts wrapped, food all prepped.....almost time to put my feet up for half an
hour with a little glass of something on ice!
Just wanted to pop on & wish you all the most wonderful Christmas, here's hoping it's 
filled with much love & laughter.............and a slice (or two) of Christmas cake!
Let the festivities begin!!
xx


Friday, 11 December 2015

Share an Oldie this Friday!

Hi crafty friends, hope you're all well & warm.....it's a bit chilly here, feels like we could maybe
 even be in for a bit of the white stuff!
So Friday again, wonder what we'll all be doing two weeks from now lol?
Today I'm joining in with Erika over at Snappycrafts & sharing an oldie, not very old but I'm
 kinda hoping for a white Christmas..........maybe this is all I'm gonna get!
The tags were very quick & easy to make & used less than 1 piece of A4 card! A sprinkle
of glitter, some rafia & a couple of snowflakes & that was it.....job done! 
If you fancy joining in & sharing an oldie of your own then simply pop on over to
Erica & let her know and she will visit you right back!
Rightio, need to pop into town today.....Postie left me a card yesterday saying they had a letter
for me that needed extra postage paying before they would re-deliver it........and I'm too curious
 to wait til next week lol. Take care & whatever you're planning......have a lovely weekend!
xx

Wednesday, 9 December 2015

December 2015 ATC Swap


Good morning my lovely crafty friends......hope you're all well.

December already, a little later than usual but I hope you'll still join me for a new
 ATC swap theme...and this month the theme just has to be
CHRISTMAS!

As usual, ATC's should be 3.5 x 2.5 inches, you make & send me 4 & once
everyone's arrive I'll send you back 4.....and if you could enclose a
stamped addressed envelope that would be great!

If you want to play along leave me a comment to let me know you're
in......& so's I know to watch out for Postie.

Feel free to take my badge, it would be great to see it on your blog with
a link back to mine.

Have fun!
xx

Tuesday, 8 December 2015

And the winner is........


Hi crafty friends & bloggers, hope you're all well, warm & safe....my heart goes out to those
affected by the awful weather.....awful at any time of the year but maybe especially worse at Christmas. I'm so sorry for being such an awful blogger......health issues again but I'm not
gonna be beaten....you're not getting rid of me that easy lol.

A huge thank you to those of you who left a comment on my little giveaway.....I did mean to
draw a winner at the end of November but didn't quite make it & so have included everyone who
left a comment. And so the winner is:

it's you ****KRAFTYKOOLKAT****

Congratulations, Cathy....thanks for all the lovely comments you leave me, I hope
you'll love this paper pad! If you let me know your address I'll pop it into the post straight away.
xx

Monday, 30 November 2015

November 2015 ATC Swap!


Good morning my lovely crafty friends......hope you're all well.

November 1st already so time for a new ATC swap theme...and this month
I'm gonna challenge you all to create an ATC on the theme of
ALICE in WONDERLAND!!

As usual, ATC's should be 3.5 x 2.5 inches, you make & send me 4 & once
everyone's arrive I'll send you back 4.....and if you could enclose a
stamped addressed envelope that would be great!

If you want to play along leave me a comment to let me know you're
in......& so's I know to watch out for Postie.

Feel free to take my badge, it would be great to see it on your blog with
a link back to mine.

Have fun!
xx

Wednesday, 25 November 2015

A little bit shabby.....

Morning crafty friends & bloggers......hope you're all well & warm!
Just popping in to share another Christmas card, I think this may be my last one
for this year although knowing my lot I'm sure to hear at least a couple of
cries of 'Muummm, can you make me a Christmas card, please?'
So today's card was made using a die cut sheet from a Studio Light pad,
love these pads, so useful, so many gorgeous designs & they work very well
with lots of other papers too. I simply matted & layered a coupe of sheets,
inked the edges & added some of the die cut elements. The top layer & the tags
are all mounted onto foam pads to give some extra depth & I added a bit of
crochet trim just cos I love it lol.
Rightio, that's me for today. I'm off to do some Christmas shopping, not sure
whether to brave the elements or stay indoors & do it online so I'll go have a
 cuppa & think about it. Thanks for calling.......see you soon.
xx

challenges
T for Tis the Season at Alphabet Challenge
a/g at Brown Sugar
anything Christmas at Quirky Crafts

Sunday, 22 November 2015

Pay it Forward Giveaway!

Hi crafty friends & bloggers, hope you're all well & warm.....the weather's certainly
taken a turn for the worse right now...............we have snow & it's so, so cold!
So for today I have a little giveaway, let me tell you the story behind it....
I was at a checkout waiting to pay for something the other day & on front of me was an elderly lady paying for some cushions. She pulled out a couple of neatly folded bags & was trying to put the cushions in them & put her purse away at the same time.....while the cashier sat picking at her finger nails!! I automatically picked up one of the bags & helped her to pack her cushions, then popped them into her shopping trolley for her. She was so thankful & said to me that she hoped I was
rewarded with kindness from someone very soon. The very next day Postie brought me a package from my lovely blog friend Barb containing a heart I'd admired on her blog! 
How gorgeous is that? Thanks so much Barb, I love hearts & this now has pride of place in my
 craft room! So I decided to pay Barb's kindness forward & give away a paper pad.
It's called Mulberry Kisses from First Edition, it's 8x8 & is full of the most gorgeous
papers....some glittered, some fabric, some double sided......just beautiful!
If you fancy winning just leave me a comment.....would be great if you were a follower & feel
 free to pop a pic in your sidebar. I'll draw a name at the end of the month.
xx








Tuesday, 17 November 2015

Wooden heart

Morning lovelies, how are you today? Well, I hope. All good here, had a little crafty spend yesterday when I was supposed to be doing my Christmas shopping so guess what I have planned for today? Not a lol,....gonna shut myself away in my craft room & have a crafty play. So today's crafty share is a wooden heart, I painted, sanded, stamped & crackled away then finished with some seam binding I dyed with Dylusions spray ink...... so much messy fun lol!

Here's a close up of that fabulous crackle
Rightio, my friends.....I'm off to fill my coffee mug then I'm off to my craft room. Thanks for calling, see you soon. xx





challenges
anything but a card at Allsorts
anything goes at 613 Avenue Create
altered art at Eclectic Ellapu
anything creative/mixed media at Love to Create

Monday, 16 November 2015

New challenge over at Oddball Art!

Edit: so sorry to my teamies, this post should have gone live yesterday.

Morning crafty friends & bloggers.....hope you're all well.
Today I have a tag to share, my Dt make for the latest challenge over at Oddball Art
where the theme is Lots of Layers. I made a tag this time, made for a friend to pop
onto a Christmas gift for her son who's finally old enough to have an Xbox! He's
gonna be so, so happy on Christmas morning! As usual, lots of digis to be won and 
you don't have to use an Oddball Art image.....but you know we love it when you do!
And if you fancy treating yourself then you can use my discount code of DTJO10 to
save yourself 10% off anything in Lizzys Etsy shop!
Rightio, that's my lot for today.....off to go do a bit more Christmas shopping....thanks
for calling & whatever you're up to.....have fun!
xx

challenges
anything but a card at Allsorts
anything goes at 613 Avenue Create
anything goes at Craft Your Passion

Sunday, 15 November 2015

Lil Patch of Crafty Friends!

Hi friends, hope you're all well & warm......I think it's definitely time to get me Winter woolies out!
We have a new challenge for you today over at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends so I have my Dt make to share. I used the gorgeous Snowflake Fairy from Ching-Chou Kuik, coloured with Copics. I layered everything onto black card & finished with some die cut snowflakes, punched tabs, gems & some Tim Holts chit chat stickers. As usual the theme is anything goes & we have 3 fabulous sponsors:

3 images

7 images

1 image

So lots to play for crafters, would love to see you join us!
xx

challenges
AG/Winter blues at Where the HeART Is
Winter/Christmas at A Snowflake's Promise
Christmas is coming at Unicorn Challenge
It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas at Sisterhood of Crafters
Bingo + sentiment (patt paper, digi, fav colour teal) at Aud Sentiments

Friday, 13 November 2015

Share an Oldie this Friday!

Hi folks, happy Friday......hope you're all well.
Oooh, it's a cold one today......cold, wet, windy & dark....and soooo frustrating!
I've been trying to upload a couple of Dt pics & it's just not happening....all goes
well until I hit the import button then nothing....a big fat nothing so I'm walking
away to save my sanity......and my laptop lol.
So as it's Friday you know what that means......share an oldie time with Erika
over at Snappycrafts as she hosts a weekly look back at past crafty makes. If you
 fancy joining in then simply pop on over & leave a comment to let her know you're in.
Rightio, that's my lot for today.....got so much to do I don't know where to start!
Thanks for calling & whatever you're up to......have a lovely weekend!
xx

Saturday, 7 November 2015

Sparkle, Bling & Embellish with Crafty Calendar!

Hi crafty friends & bloggers.....hope you're all well!
Today I have my  Dt make to share for the latest challenge over at Crafty Calendar where
the theme is SPARKLE, BLING  & EMBELLISH!
We have a fab prize on offer this month from the lovely & very generous Brenda from
Brenda's Lace & Ribbon Specials.......look what you could win:
As usual, you can make anything crafty you like & you can enter up to 3 times....
....and don't forget to go check out the fantastic Dt makes from the rest of the team.
I made a Christmas card this time.....almost done for this year although I have to
be honest.....I could craft for Christmas all year long!
Lots of sparkle, glitter glue, gems, die cuts, flowers & the sweetest of images onto
a 6x6 card base.....gonna have to make a box for this one though cos there's no way
it'll fit into an envelope!
Rightio, that's me for today.....thanks for calling & whatever you're up to have fun
and maybe a little crafty time too!
xx

challenges
anything goes at 613 Avenue Create
anything goes at Glitter 'n' Sparkle
glitter and/or shine at The Glory of Christmas
anything goes at A Snowflake's Promise
anything goes at Papertake Weekly
Christmas is coming at Unicorn Challenge

Friday, 6 November 2015

Sharing an Oldie this Friday!

Morning crafty friends & bloggers, hope you're all well & warm.........I think we're definitely
 on the way to Winter, it's that chilly this morning I've got the heating on!!
So today being Friday you know what that means........Share an Oldie time (craft style of
course) with Erika over at Snappy Crafts as she invites us to look back over past makes.
If you fancy joining in simply pop on over & leave a comment to let Erika know.
A Christmas card from me today, from about 3 years ago....could have sworn I'd shared it
before but can't find it so apologies if I have! I used sweet Magnolia Tilda image, added inky
edges, pearls, a charm, ribbon....lots of my favourite things all in one place
That's it for today, thanks for calling.....hope to see you tomorrow with my Crafty
Calendar dt make!
xx

Tuesday, 3 November 2015

A Shabby Little Christmas!

 Hi crafty friends & bloggers......hope you're all well!
Ooh, it's a cold morning.....damp, dark & misty....perfect for shutting myself away in the
craft room....once the nasty h****work is done, of course......wink, wink!
Another Christmas card to share today made using a sheet from the fab Studio Light,
a little bit shabby this time & nice and flat so perfect for posting.....and I love the non
traditional colours too! Rightio, gonna go get myself a nice hot cuppa & have a wander
around your lovely blogs, thanks for calling......see you soon.
xx

Saturday, 31 October 2015

October 2015 ATC Swap


Good afternoon my lovely crafty friends......hope you're all well.

October 1st already so time for a new ATC swap theme...and this month
it has to be HALLOWEEN!

I'm chuffed to tell you we have 3 new ladies joining us......Debbie & Bev &
Barb.........welcome ladies, so happy to have you playing along! I'm going
to add  all your names to my sidebar with a link to your blogs....as soon as I
 get 2 minutes.

As usual, ATC's should be 3.5 x 2.5 inches, you make & send me 4 & once
everyone's arrive I'll send you back 4.....and if you could enclose a
stamped addressed envelope that would be great!

If you want to play along leave me a comment to let me know you're
in......& so's I know to watch out for Postie.

Feel free to take my badge, it would be great to see it on your blog with
a link back to mine.

Have fun!
xx





Friday, 30 October 2015

Sharing an Oldie this Friday!

Hi crafty friends & bloggers......hope you're all well.
Well here we are on the last Friday of the month, no idea how that happened so fast
but happen it did & you know what that means...........almost November & time to get
 your Christmas craft on!!!! I know most of us have started but for me once this half term is
 over & my lot go back to school & college that's when I can really get stuck in......and I
love it! So today being share an oldie day with Erika over at Snappycrafts I wanted to
 share an Autumn theme card I made.....not too old but I love the image as it reminds me of
 Miss Rebecca & as she's spent most of the half term on an art project to do with pumpkins
 & leaves it seemed appropriate. The image is from Time for Tea, the papers were freebies
 & the sentiment is LOTV......all the other bits & pieces are from my stash.
 If you fancy joining in then simply pop on over to Erika's & leave her a comment to let her
 know then she can visit you back.
Hope you all have something nice planned for the weekend......have fun!
xx

Thursday, 29 October 2015

Halloween/Harvest with Oddball Art!

Hi friends, hope you're all well. So sorry I've not been around much these last few days,
real life & health have gotten in the way ......again! I'm hoping though, that things
are gonna start to improve real soon. Today I have a reminder make for the latest challenge
over at Oddball Art where the theme is HALLOWEEN/HARVEST.
As usual, lots of digi's to be won and don't forget.....you can make anything you like for
our challenges...you can find all rules over on the main blog here.
I made a card this time, the simplest ever card lol using the fab freebie Lizzy gave us
a few weeks ago......looks a bit dull in the pic (rotten light) but in real life it looks fab...
....a spooky, misty background lit up by a sparkly moon & an eerie light spilling
from the windows & door.....oooh heck, I'm frightening myself now lol.
Rightio, that's my lot for today......thanks for calling & whatever you're up to here's
hoping you manage a crafty hour......or two!
xx

Friday, 23 October 2015

Come share an oldie!


Hi friends......happy Friday to you all.
Time to 'Share an Oldie' again with our lovely hostess Erika over at Snappycrafts. This
week I have a card from 4 years ago, just a couple of months after I started blogging and
the first thing I ever made in support of Breast Cancer Awareness. If you fancy joining
 in then simply pop over to Erika's & leave her a comment to let her know you're 'in'.
It's always fun to have a look back & see how our style has changed.....or not.
Rightio, better get on....lots to do today & I'm expecting a couple of deliveries....I've
ordered a snuggle chair for the corner of our dining room.....perfect for these cold, dark
nights when the boys have taken over the sitting room with their girlfriends......although I
 have a suspicion it'll be the cats & dogs I'll be snuggling with lol.
Thanks for calling......see you soon.
xx

Thursday, 22 October 2015

Quick & Easy Christmas!

Hi friends....hope you're all well & enjoying the week. Half term starts today for
my lot........Rebecca wants to take lots of photographs so I think we'll be going for
some nice long walks and then we'll come home to some nice slow cooked
meals all ready to dish up......mmmm, delicious! Oh, and we'll be having lots of
movie nights....can't beat snuggles on the sofa......with a munchie......or two!
So for today I have another Christmas card, super quick & easy as I'm still struggling
but to be honest I don't think these images need much at all....and I'm on a mission
to use up lots of stash. Rightio, lots to do so I better crack on....but before I go...
....do any of you watch Emmerdale? Who do YOU think shot Robert??? I can't make
my mind up but Rebecca thinks it was Cain!!
xx

Tuesday, 20 October 2015

Winter Joy

Morning crafty friends......hope you're all well.
Up at the crack of dawn this morning, I was......I love this time of the year...the dark
 nights, the dark mornings......don't even mind the cold but probably the thing I enjoy 
most of all is the early morning peace and quiet in my house lol. Only thing I don't 
like is how hard it is to get a decent pic of anything I make! So for today I have another
Christmas card to share.....I still have a few to make but nowhere near as many as I 
first thought.......I was hoping to get them all done by the end of October but have a
sneaky feeling that's not gonna happen!
ingredients
image - LOTV
papers - Marianne
flowers - Live & Love
bunting - Marianne die
lamppost - CC die
senntiment - Tim Holtz chit chat
everything else - my stash
challenges
unusual Christmas colours at ABC Christmas Challenges
pearls at 4 Crafty Chicks
Christmas at C.R.A.F.T
anything goes at 613 Avenue Create
die-lirious & punchy at Sisterhood of Crafters
anything goes at Crafting with Attitude

Sunday, 18 October 2015

A/G with Lil Patch of Crafty Friends!

Hi crafty friends......hope you're all well & enjoying the weekend!
Today I have my Dt make to share for the latest challenge starting over at
The theme as always is Anything Goes & there's some fab prizes to be won from
some very generous sponsors:
Karley Sue Digis - 3 images
Lemon Shortbread - 3 images
Oddball Art Co - 3 images

And don't forget......if you're in need of inspiration then pop on over to the
challenge blog where you can see the rest of the gorgeous Dt makes!
For my card I used #87 - Mummy Girl from Oddball Art. I coloured her with
Copics, added some die cuts & the sentiment was made with my Dymo.

Thanks for calling today.....hope to see you tomorrow.
xx

Saturday, 17 October 2015

Christmas Wishes....

Hi friends, hope you're all well & enjoying the weekend.
Another cold, dark & damp day here.....perfect crafting weather methinks.....or is it
 just me that uses that excuse lol. I'm still struggling with my hands & so 
desperate to colour something but at least I'm still managing to get my crafty fix thanks
 to a few Studio Light die cut card kits I have. They come in sheet form and oh my, 
they're fab! So quick & easy to put together....each page holds the elements to make 
a complete card with lots leftover......so useful to make a matching gift tag or maybe to
 decorate a gift bag.....or a notebook...or maybe even a bookmark.
For this card I added a few of my own die cuts, inked all the edges and then added
an extra layer.....stuck the whole lot onto a 6x6 card blank and that's it....job done!
Rightio, off to watch a Christmas film with my Little Miss.....thanks for calling!
xx

challenges

Winter/Christmas at A Snowflake's Promise
unusual colours at ABC Christmas Challenges
Christmas at C.R.A.F.T
anything goes at Crafty Catz

Friday, 16 October 2015

Share an Oldie this Friday!

Morning crafty friends & bloggers......hope you're all well.
It's ever so dark here today but at least it's dry.......for now!! Think I'll be staying
put today.......gonna get my jobs done, prep the tea then have a sneaky hour with
my kindle! So anyway, as it's Friday it's time to share an oldie with our lovely
hostess Erika over at Snappycrafts and this week I'd like to share a Christmas card:
If I remember rightly the image was a freebie from Polkadoodles and the
papers were free with a mag! If you fancy sharing an oldie then just pop on ever to
Erika's blog and leave her a comment to let her know you're sharing too.
Rightio, my friends, thanks foe calling.....and whatever you're up to I hope you have
 a lovely weekend!
xx

Thursday, 15 October 2015

Halloween with Oddball Art!

Hi my lovely crafty friends......hope you're all well & having a good week.
Thanks for all your lovely comments on my last post...... I had a lovely cuppa & cake
 with my friend and had my hair cut.....so I now have short hair!!!After wanting to
 go short for years I finally bit the bullet........and I love it!

Today I have my Dt make for the latest challenge over at Oddball Art to share, the
theme this time is HALLOWEEN! As usual, fab prizes to be won......and if you
use an Oddball Art image you can enter our Facebook challenge too! You can find
Lizzy's Oddball digis here, if you prefer rubber then Lizzy's fab stamps are
available here.  Any & all creations welcome so go get your spook on & come join
 us......we'd love to see you! Don't forget to use code DTJO10 to save yourself 10%
on purchases from the Oddball Art Etsy Shop.
Here's a pic of the tag you can just see peeking out the side of my card:
Rightio, my friends.....that's my lot for today.....thanks for calling & whatever
you're up to  hope you manage some crafty time!
xx
ingredients
image #62 at Oddball Art
bunting die - Marianne
chit chat stickers - Tim Holtz
border die - Tim Holtz Sizzix
coloured with Copics
everything else - stash
challenges
Halloween at Creative Corner
use a die cut at Polkadoodles
Halloween at That Craft Place
Halloween at Dream Valley
Halloween at Melonheadz
Halloween at Crafting by Design
make it square at Fab n Funky


Monday, 12 October 2015

Another Christmas card.....

Hello crafty friends & bloggers......hope you're all well.
Today I have another quick & easy, flat for posting card to share....I do love the colours
 on this one although I have to say it does look much nicer in real life lol. I'm still not
 up to colouring anything, my hands are still bad but thankfully I can still get my crafty
 fix using lots of die cuts & toppers. I think once my hands are in full working order I'm
 gonna sit & colour up a whole batch of images!
So that's my lot for today, off to get my hair cut soon & have a natter and a cuppa with a
 friend, I think we might even manage a little cake with our cuppa!
Thanks for calling......see you soon!
xx



Sunday, 11 October 2015

Cute Halloween?

Hi friends.....it's Sunday already! Did somebody speed up time when I had my
back turned? Think I better get my skates on if I'm to do all I'd like to do by Christmas!
So today I have a cute Halloween card to share.....the brief was cute, haunted house,
orange.........but absolutely nothing scary/creepy. Now I know the little person has some
 ghost finger puppets and they do sort of look like my ghosts....and they're cute so
this is what I did......just hope it's ok.
Thanks for popping by today, lovely to see you......call back soon!
xx

challenges
anything goes at Papertake Weekly
Halloween at C.R.A.F.T
Halloween at Creative Corner

Saturday, 10 October 2015

A little bit vintage......

Morning crafty friends & bloggers.....hope you're all well.
I had a bit of craft time yesterday so managed to create this little tag.
Lots of die cut elements with my favourite inky edges, some scrunched up seam
 binding, a few pearls & finished with a sprinkle of frantage....oh, and some
 Tim Holtz chit chat stickers!
Rightio, that's my lot for today......gonna go get my jobs done, put the tea
in the slow cooker   & settle down ready to watch the rugby Super League Grand
 Final..........come on Leeds Rhinos!! Of course, I'm hoping for a crafty hour some
time in between all that. Whatever you're up to today I hope you manage a 
little crafty time too! Thanks for calling......see you soon!

ps......if anyone wants to swap tags let me know!
xx

challenges
anything goes at Glitter 'n' Sparkle
anything goes at Craft Your Passion
shabby chic at The Crazy Challenge
anything goes at Papertake Weekly
anything goes at Inspiration Destination
tags at PDE Linky Party







Friday, 9 October 2015

Share an Oldie craft style!

Morning friends, hope you're all well.
It's that time of the week when our lovely hostess, Erica, invites us to share an
oldie.....craft style, of course! So as it's October my share had to be Halloween..
......and one of my favourite layouts of my very own Mummy, Skeleton and
the sweetest Little Witch I ever did see......aw, happy days.....seems like only
yesterday I took that photo, I remember it so well. Now though, the boys are 18 
& 16 (and huge!) and my little miss is 13.....how did that happen lol?
If you fancy joining in then simply pop over to Erica's & let her know you're
 in...........it's great fun to look back & see how we've all changed over the years.
Rightio, I'm off for a slow wander around the town & maybe, just maybe I
might have to pay a little visit to the craft shop!
Thanks for calling, see you soon.......have a lovely weekend.
xx

Thursday, 8 October 2015

Happy Birthday!

Hi friends, hope you're all well  having a good week.....can't believe it's nearly
over though. Not much crafting going on here........this blooming RA is playing
havoc with my hands so not managed to do any colouring BUT I do have a
nice stack of die cut bits & pieces to play with....some I made myself & some
premade so all's not lost. Don't think I could last long without my crafty fix even
if it's just half an hour here and there. So, for today I have a birthday card to share,
thought it'd make a nice change from Halloween and Christmas.....and I have
another card to add to my stash....ooh, and it's nice & flat for posting too.
Off to make a cuppa now & have a wander around your lovely blogs....thanks
for popping round......see you soon.
xx

challenges
anything goes at Simply Papercraft
anything goes at Crafting with Dragonflies
anything goes at Craft Your Passion
anything goes at Papertake Weekly

Monday, 5 October 2015

Christmas Wishes

Morning friends, happy Monday....where are the weeks going? I'm sure time didn't
go so fast when I was young & carefree and especially not when I was at school!
Nowadays I feel like if I blink I might miss something.....must be an age thing lol.
So today I have a Christmas card of the quick & easy variety to share....some simple
matting & layering using some of the fabulous Chalkboard Christmas set from 
Craftwork Cards, some distressed edges & a couple of gems........see, I told you it
was quick......and nice & flat for posting too!
Rightio, gonna get an early start on the housework & then hopefully manage some
playtime before tea. You up to anything nice? 
Thanks for calling......see you soon.
xx

challenges
anything Christmas at Fab 'n' Funky
Christmas at Aud Sentiments

Sunday, 4 October 2015

Fairies, fairies & more fairies!

Morning crafty friends.....hope you're all well.
Today I have some ATC's to share....these are the ones I made for my swap group
where the theme was fairies. For the base I used a distress ink pad & a Memento ink
pad, stamped the fairy & the sentiment with Stazon. Once dry, I added some glitter to
her wings, finished with a doodled border with my black Posca pen then poped them
in a little bag and they're all ready to go. Now I better get my thinking cap on for 
October's theme.....HALLOWEEN!
Thanks for popping by today.....enjoy the rest of the weekend!
xx

Saturday, 3 October 2015

Halloween with Crafty Calendar!

Hi friends,  happy weekend! Hope you have something nice planned.
Today I have my Dt make for our new challenge over at Crafty Calendar where we have the
 theme of HALLOWEEN. ....lots of scope for you to get your spook on! You can be as
 creepy or as creepy cute as you like....and you can make anything you want.....ATC's, 
scrap pages, cards......we love 'em all!
The fabulous Di's Digis are sponsoring us this month with a prize of $12!
My crafty offering is a very simple (& very cheap) picture in a frame......the frame was £1
 & the picture was in a pack at 4 for £1!! Miss Rebecca loves to decorate our
 mantelpiece for Halloween so this will soon be on there! I simply removed the glass from 
the frame & used a piece of Tim Holtz paper as backing, the photo was taken from
 card frame it was in & die cut onto a scallop oval frame, I added a little bow then placed
 the whole lot into the frame. Lastly, I rubbed some distress stain over the raised edges of
 the frame....job done! Now for the Halloween twist......if you look the photo from a 
slightly different angle......this is what you see:
Mwaaahahahahaha....can't you just hear her cackling.......spooky.......scary.....& I
think she'll look fab on our Halloween mantel draped in some dusty cobwebs!
Hope you manage to join us over at Crafty Calendar this month.....thanks for calling,
see you soon!
xx

Friday, 2 October 2015

Sharing an Oldie Craft Style!

Morning crafty friends & bloggers.....hope you're all well.
Friday again so time to share an oldie, craft style with our lovely hostess Erika over at 
Snappycrafts as she hosts a weekly look back at old crafty makes.
This time I have a digi scrap page to share......the subject being our eldest Jack Russell......Miss
 Milly Piddles.......and oh my, she sure did piddle when she was a pup! She's 7 (and a half!) now
 & the only dog I know who will not go for a walk! Shout 'Come on Milly, let's go for a walk'
 and she's there, all excited...put the lead on, still excited....even open the door & she's there
 but once we're outside she sits herself down & that's it.....she will not budge! Our other dog,
 Mr Milo Dog, aka Beastie Boy is the total opposite & will walk for miles.....and I do mean miles!
Anyway, back to business......if you fancy sharing an oldie too just pop on over to Erika's & leave 
her a comment to let her know.
Rightio, that's my lot for today.....thanks for calling.....see you soon!
xx

Tuesday, 29 September 2015

Oddball Art challenge reminder!

Morning lovelies, hope you're all well. It's a very cool, damp & misty morning
here today.....good job I'm staying home! Got lots of nasty h****work to
do first then hopefully I'll be having a crafty play later on.
So today I have a DT reminder to share.....you still have a couple of weeks
left to join in with the latest challenge over at Oddball Art.....as usual, lots of
fab digis to be won......you can find all info over on the main blog HERE.
So for my card I used an image I already had coloured up, I'd done it for a canvas
I made for my daughter then realised I'd used the sad faced image instead of
the happy one....she looks so sad the 'miss you' sentiment seemed the most
appropriate. Don't forget if you fancy a little Oddball Art treat you can use my
discount code DTJO10 to save yourself 10% in the Oddball Art Etsy shop.
Rightio, my friends.....better get a move on if I want some playtime.....thanks
for calling......see you soon!
xx
ingredients
image - Oddball Art
flowers - Live & Love/stash
sentiment - Dymo
coloured with Copics
challenges
anything goes at Inspiration Destination
anything goes at Crafting with an Attitude
anything goes at Crafty Girls
for a friend at In The Pink
anything goes/girls at Julia Spiri
anything goes at 613 Avenue Create
anything goes at Craft Your Passion

Monday, 28 September 2015

A little decoupage.....

Morning lovelies.....hope you're all well & had a lovely weekend.
Today I have a travel themed card to share, I made it with a certain person in mind 
then realized I'd already made him one.......doh, must be because my head is too
full of Christmas lol. Some simple matting & layering, some torn distressed inky edges
 & a couple of layers of decoupage.....and I decorated the inside too......
Rightio my friends, that's me for today, I'm off for a wander into town...
......whatever you're up to hope you manage some crafty time, thanks for calling
.......see you tomorrow.
xx

challenges
layer it up at Crafting for all Seasons
anything goes at Inspiration Destination
anything goes at Crafty Girls Creations
tear it up at Left of Center
anything goes at Simply Papercraft
anything goes at 613 Avenue Create

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