Wednesday, 23 December 2009

Merry Christmas and .....

.........Aw ra best for 2010.

In other words 'Season's Bleatings!' This is my fav card this year. Can you tell? lol.

Hope you all have a great time with your family & friends and that Santa is good to you. Also wish you a happy, healthy & prosperous New Year.

See you next year.

Monday, 21 December 2009

Pink Gorjuss Birthday Girl

Apologies for the photo but find it so difficult in the winter days. Coloured the Gorjuss girl with my water pencils & cut her out with Nestabilities & added some bling to make it more girly for the 9 year old it's going to.

Used Martha Stewart edge punch on bottom edge. Sentiment printed direct to card.

Thanks for looking.

Sunday, 20 December 2009

Not Christmas! Wey Hey!!

Sorry! What a bad blogger I've been but I have a great excuse. lol. Was soooooo behind with my Christmas cards just had to get on with them. {*rolls eyes to ceiling*}

Have popped in to visit you all when have been logged on but that hasn't been that often.

Hooray! Have finished my Christmas cards and now doing my birthday cards to keep me up to date through to January cos I really need to pack up all my stash and clear my dining room table for Christmas dinner! Ha ha. Although my 79 year old Mum thinks if I run out of time she could eat her dinner from a lap tray! As if!!

I made 2 of the easel cards for my nieces' birthdays. Forgot was going to use Promarkers & stamped them on wrong card. Doh! My how they bleed. Used Martha Stewart edge punch and my new Nellie Snellen dies for the raised sentiment as well as the image. Miss Anya stamp is from the 'Rain Snow Shine' set from The Greeting Farm. Sentiment was printed direct to card. Flat backed gems from stash.

Thanks for looking.

Monday, 7 December 2009

Unclaimed Candy ....... redrawn .........

I'm sorry to say the winner has not been in touch regarding her address for me to send the items to after a week so have decided to make this a case of unclaimed Candy & therefore have redrawn the random number & here's the result this time ....

True Random Number Generator Min:1 Max: 39 Result: 12

& No. 12 is

Maureen from Maureen's Place.

Congratulations Maureen.

If you e-mail me your addy here Maureen, I'll get this sent to you ASAP! Royal Mail allowing it should reach you before Christmas.

Congratulations again & thanks to everyone for taking part.

Thanks for looking.

Saturday, 5 December 2009

Seasonal Bleatings ....

Apologies for being absent from Blogland for so long but so much to do, so little time. You know what I mean. Have been having a peak at all your blogs when I could ... just didn't manage to update my own. Was in Edinburgh for a long weekend at my sister's. Went to see 'We Will Rock You' while there. Fantastic show!

When I saw this little lamb on Jak's Blog I just knew I wanted to give it a go. Don't you just love Shaun the Sheep. He's sooooo cute! Thanks Jak.

This is all punched shapes or Nestabilities Circles but didn't have a teardrop for his ears so I used the petal from a flower punch. Embossed with Cuttlebug Snowflakes folder. Added some Stickles here & there which shows up blue in photos but isn't irl! My photography is rubbish as usual. Sorry. Since am so late with making Christmas cards this year could be loads of little 'Season's Bleatings' running around!

Thanks for looking.

Saturday, 28 November 2009

Blog Candy Winner ....

Sorry Lesley.... had to redraw as I haven't heard from you - 7th Dec 2009

And the winner is ......

True Random Number Generator Min:1 Max: 39 Result: 6

& No. 6 is

Lesley Wyness

Congratulations Lesley. If you e-mail me your addy to SheenaF I'll post your goodies off to you when am back home. Hope you like them.

Thanks for looking.

Thursday, 26 November 2009

My first colouring with Promarkers....

Please be kind ......this is my first attempt at colouring with Promarkers. I've only got a few till I see how I get on with them so colours a wee bit limited.

Got the digital image from this blog Sandra Dry. Used my nesties for the sentiment and the embellishments on the front. The red backing paper is actually from a gents store carrier bag. Was HUGE so have had plenty recycling use from it. Was also desperate to try an easel style card.

Any constructive comments regarding my colouring would be appreciated. Thanks.

Thanks for looking.

Tuesday, 24 November 2009

Golden Wedding Anniversary this time ....

Hope you don't get bored with the same but different if you see what I mean. Was a special request and just couldn't say no, although don't tend to make many cards for other peeps, 'specially this time of year when still haven't even started my Christmas cards!  This is so easy to make. Hope you like it.

Why does the gold card look black in some pics? I promise you it's the same card. lol

Thanks for looking.

Sunday, 22 November 2009

My First Blog Candy

Candy Now Closed
Won by Lesley Wyness! Congratulations!
Unclaimed therefore redrawn 7th Dec 2009
The winner is Maureen from Maureen's Place.
I was trying to wait till there was better light to take a pic of this small giveaway but the elements are against me. Again!

It started out as a couple of things I had purchased duplicates of (let's put those down to forty+ forgetfulness. lol) And then I decided that looked a bit miserly so thought would add a couple of stamps I have & never used. Then found punches I never use either so added them in to mix. Then thought could count in some charms, rolls of ribbon & fine glitters. So it's grown a bit ...... but when took photo missed some off cos forgot what had got to put in (eh? wot? again? twice in one day? Actually twice in one hour isn't that unusual !*! ) So here's a list of what is included:
  • Sizzix Embossing Folders - Christmas
  • Magnolia Tilda with Heart Present Stamp
  • Sarah Kay Spring Blossoms Stamp
  • 6 bags fine glitter (gold, copper, purple, lilac, pink, pale pink)
  • 4 wooden mounted stamps (not shown) Christmas Tree, Santa, 3 Christmas Trees, Snowman
  • 8 small punches (not shown)-star, cat, teddy, snowflake, sunburst, heart, tree, butterfly
  • 3 x 5m rolls ribbon (pink, gold & turquoise with gold trim)
  • 6 different lots of 10 charms incl. daisies, flowerpot, flower
  • And anything else I find before this

To enter just leave your comment on this post and, if you would like to, put a link in your sidebar. I'd appreciate that. I'll attempt to use Random Integer to select a winner but never used it before so watch this space!! Will find a winning number somehow. Good luck!

Thanks for looking.

Quick Card

Well haven't the last few days been ideal for having an indoor pastime!! lol Bloomin' weather. Perfect excuse for crafting, crafting & more crafting! (Or blog hopping!) Like I need one. Could do with some sunshine for my mojo though.

I used one of the stamps from the SU set 'Pocket Silhouettes' for this quick card. Punched flowers from one of the backing papers I used & fixed with brads. Martha Stewart edge punched borders. Backing papers were a free download from yonks ago so sorry don't know where from. Hope you like it.

Thanks for looking.

Friday, 13 November 2009

Claire's fab Blog Candy

Have you seen this ............

Congratulations on your fantastic number of hits Claire.

Pop on over to Claire's  for a chance to win this amazing blog candy.

Open till Friday 20th November

Sunday, 8 November 2009

Gorjuss Girl

Have managed another of the birthday cards must do before Christmas cards and clearing my craft (dining! hrmph) room for the festive period. All my stash gets put away so feel as if my hands are tied behind my back for about 3 weeks, or as long as the guests stay.

This little lady has been coloured with pearlised paints, from 'The Works' I think. She's called 'Sitting' and is a  'Gorjuss Girl' available from funkykits/sugarnellie .Punched flowers and added little beads in centre. Nesties to cut matts.

Thanks for looking.

Thursday, 5 November 2009

Is less more ......?

Seem to have been running around like a headless chicken today but finally managed to get here! lol. Where does time go, she asks as we go trundling head first towards Christmas at an amazing rate of knots and not one Christmas card produced yet!! Anyway, I digress  ......

I found this stamp at the back of a shelf .....completely forgot I had it. It's from Katie & Co and called 'Stack of Presents'. Coloured it with my watercolour pencils. The flowers are from 2 Tapestry Stamps sets, 'Floral Frame' (SFL 34036) & 'Floral Vine Border' (SFL 34004). Martha Stewart 'New Scallop' edge punch. Pearls & ribbon from stash.

I also stamped the blue background with the flowers using 'Versamark' but you can barely see it in the pic! lol

Edited to add note to self - clean mark from camera lens!!!!

Thanks for looking.

Wednesday, 4 November 2009

Jacques Blog Candy!

Have you seen the amazing blog candy Jacque is offering? Open till November 15th so pop on over and have a look. It really is quite something.

Good luck!

Thanks for visiting.

Flower Pot Pocket

Just loved this fresh looking flower pot when I saw it on Splitcoasstampers so thought would give it a go. Used Nestabilities Blossom to cut my flower shapes.

Instructions are here

Thanks for looking.

Tuesday, 3 November 2009

Decoupage Digi Image

Another digi image from pccrafter. Coloured, then decoupaged. Hand doodling round edge of circle. Background papers were digi freebies but I can't remember from where, sorry. Oh to have my memory back!  If I find out I'll add info later so can give credit where due. Thought they were ideal with this image anyway. Nestabilities for layers, EK Success corner punch for 'ticket' corners and gems are 'Robins Nest'. Ribbon from stash

This is another of my fav cards to make. lol. Have used it on several occasions as well. One of those things where will keep repeating till get soooooo fed up of it. Comfort zone or what?!*!?

Thanks for looking.

Monday, 2 November 2009


I'm just addicted to tutorials & seeing how my version turns out!! Can you tell? lol
There are just so many fantastic ideas out there for folds, shapes and techniques I just want to try them all but sadly there are not enough hours in a day! The instructions for the original of this can be found here. Thanks Valita. And thanks to all others in blog land who are prepared to share their work with those of us who need vast amounts of inspiration!

Hope you all had a good weekend.

Thanks for looking.

Sunday, 1 November 2009

Ruby Anniversary

One of my favourite layouts. Been used many times in different guises. (Well sometimes my mojo just ups and leaves, doesn't it! lol) Cuttlebug embossing & Nestabilities layers. Martha Stewart edge punch for bottom border. Finished with some narrow satin ribbon & 3 flat backed gems from my stash.

Thanks for looking.

Saturday, 31 October 2009

Scowl Owl! lol

This was supposed to look cute! And it does IRL. Honest! It's just that with my photography & the head being smaller than it's meant to & the fold kept 'popping up' when I was trying to take photo .... no matter how many times I tried, it's now a 'Scowl Owl'!! lol

Followed a picture in this post on imag-e-nation forum but didn't have the same dies so just used what I had. Thanks ladies for showing us what you did.

Tools: Nestabilities Circles & Labels 4, Cuttlebug Embossing Folder 'Diamonds in the Rough'
Embellishments: Papermania Gem Brads, Paper bow from stash

Thanks for looking.

Saturday, 24 October 2009

Digi Image with Attitude!

Should have said from the start I'm no photographer & am using my little digital camera as best I can but please excuse the quality of the pictures. Any advice would be appreciated.

This image made me smile when I saw it on and I just knew what I wanted to do with this Missy Duck with so much attitude! Printed her several times & decoupaged her. Sentiment is printed direct to cardstock & cut out with Nestabilities Circles, as was the image. Used EK Success corner punch on sentiment banner. Ribbon & flat backed gems from stash.

Thanks for looking.

Bevs Simon Says Stamp Saturday Surprise

Pop over to Bevs blog for the Saturday Surprise.

Bevs Saturday Surprise

Good luck.

Friday, 23 October 2009

First Post!

Hi all. I'm new to this blogging lark so please be patient!  I'd sort of created this blog months ago but never got round to formatting, changing, editing or even posting anything until this week. Am on holiday till Monday and have spent my last few days off blog hopping & admiring all your great work. Hope I can keep this going once am back to work. lol Am not very good with ideas but find lots of inspiration from various sites and blogs.

This is one of three baby cards was asked to make for my friend's Mum, one for parents, grandparents & aunt.

Sentiment was printed direct to card. Nestabilities used for matting & Martha Stewart punch for edging. Ribbon & pearls from stash.

Thanks for looking.