Sunday 30 September 2012


Never colour in images while having a chat and laugh with your friends cause this is what can happen, you end up with a green mouse!! I have named him Edward the Chernobyl mouse :-). Instead of throwing him away I decided to keep him and make a card.

Small square card blank
Image from a Penny Black stamp (I think) coloured with promarkers
Backing paper was from Forever Friends Good Life paper pad
Gems from stash
Greeting is black peel offs

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Saturday 29 September 2012

Sketch & Stash 97

2nd post for today. Another card made this afternoon - I've nearly finished all cards for this year and can start on my Christmas ones soon- an anniversary card for some dear friends of mine. 
I have followed the sketch for this fortnights challenge on Sketch n Stash 97

Here is the sketch.

Here is my card.
Square card blank
Backing papers from Best of K & Company paper pad
Nellie Snellen heart die
Small oval and scalloped oval nesties
Coloured card, ribbon, gems all from stash
Greeting - black peel offs.

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Sunday Sketch & Stamp Challenge 125

Have been busy today making some cards. Here's the first one. Just got this one in on time. I will be entering it into the Sunday Sketch & Stamp Challenge 125 - Francesca's Sketch. The card is for my mother in law's birthday.
Here is the sketch.

And here is my card.
Recipe :-
Square card blank
Stamped image is from Penny Black (I think) coloured with promarkers
Backing papers from Forever Friends Springtime pad
Backing card, gems and flowers are all from my stash
Greeting from Craftwork Cards.

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Thursday 27 September 2012

Busy Couple Of Weeks

Haven't made any cards over the last week or so cause I went away for a week down to the New Forest. Lovely part of the world and so relaxing. We definitely picked the right week though. While we were down there, hubby surprised me with a day trip to the Isle of Wight from Lymington. Had a great day. On the return ferry, we were 1 of 6 cars only on the ferry. I have been going to the Island regularly since I was 7 and have never seen the ferry that quiet! I did do a bit of crafting whilst away (couldn't go all week without) I took some decoupage to do and have made some Christmas toppers which hopefully will be made into cards!!

Horses near Brockenhurst

Hubby & I on the ferry to Yarmouth, Isle of Wight

The return car ferry.

On Monday this week we were due to pick up our new car. We had a Kia Sportage 2.6 which was very juicy and as I use the car more than hubby, it was very expensive so we decided on a smaller car and opted for a Ford C-Max 1.6. Have to get used to the gears again as Byf - that was the Kia (yes I am one of those people that name their cars!! Byf was part of the registration plate. ) was an automatic

Here is the Black Panther :-)

As I haven't posted any pictures of my little grandson recently here are a few from yesterday. I can't believe how quickly he is growing.

Leon and his Great Grandma (my MIL)

Mesmerized by the TV

Dancing and laughing at Mickey's Clubhouse.

I have made a couple of cards today which I will post once I have photographed them. 

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Wednesday 12 September 2012

White on White ish!

Here is my latest card which is a white on white one. As you can see it is an anniversary card - I have a few coming up. I haven't done many white on white but I like the effect.

Recipe :-
Square card blank
Swiss dots and heart embossing folders
Nellie Snellen heart die
Greeting from LOTV clear stamps
Flowers and gems from my stash

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Tuesday 11 September 2012

Sketch n Stash Challenge 96

Been in the craft room this afternoon as the weather was a bit chilly and have made this card for my niece who is over in the States studying. I have followed the sketch on Sketch n Stash challenge 96.

Here's the sketch.

& here is my card.
Recipe :-
Square card blank
Kenny K Image coloured with promarkers
Nesties - wonky rectangles
Backing papers - Stampin Up (I think!!)
Greeting - Craftwork Cards
Ribbon and Gems from stash.

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Sunday 9 September 2012

No Card Today.

I have no card today as I have had a really busy weekend. I was up early on Saturday morning to do a car boot. I have been meaning to do one for ages but what with the weather, had't got round to it. I made £47 which wasn't bad bearing in mind I only had junk :-). Mind you some people still wanted things for nothing!!

In the afternoon we went and pick Leon up (our grandson) as he was staying with us overnight. As it was a lovely day we took him to the park. Here are a couple of pictures I took. The first tow were from yesterday the third one was today.

He was very good and went down to bed at 6.45pm and slept through until 3am when he decided he wanted a cuddle with Nanny! Although he wasn't making a noise he finally fell asleep on me at 4.15am. He then woke up at 6.45am which was good for him. We do so love having him and the place is very quiet when he has gone home.

Here is a last picture of him having his bedtime bottle of milk sitting on his new chair!

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Saturday 8 September 2012

Sister's Birthday Card

What a beautiful day it has been today. The sun has been shining and I've had a really good day. Started off with a car boot sale this morning. Made £47 after taking out the pitch fee so was pleased with that. then this afternoon we picked up our grandson Leon as he is staying over with us tonight. 

Now to my card for today. It's my oldest sister's birthday next month and I am showing you the card that I have made for her.

Recipe: - 
Square card blank
Cuttlebug embossing folder 
Decoupaged rose (not sure where i got that from)
Greetings from Craftwork cards
Ribbon and gems from stash.

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Friday 7 September 2012

Hubby's Anniversary card

It's mine & hubby's 19th wedding anniversary next month (OMG where has that time gone??) and here is the card that I have made for him. I am entering it into the Forever Friends fortnightly challenge which is 
Embossing: Heat or Dry
This will be my second entry. 

Square card blank
Silver mirri board
3d Forever friends topper
White card
Swiss dots embossing folder
Nellie Snellen Heart die cut
Greeting from Craftwork Cards
Gems from stash.

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Thursday 6 September 2012

Sketch & Stamp Challenge # 122

Another challenge card but not quite sure of this one. Challenge on Sunday Sketch & Stamp but when I checked the sketch again I found I'd put the greeting in the wrong place. Opps! but I will still enter it :-)

Here is the sketch we had to follow.

Here is my card.
Square card blank
Kenny K image coloured with promarkers
Nestie - curved rectangle
Brilliance ink pad round edges of image
Flower and gems from stash
Greeting from Craftwork cards.

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Wednesday 5 September 2012

Another Challenge card

This time it's for Forever Friends fortnightly challenge which this time the theme is 
                                           Embossing: Heat or Dry
Here is my card.

Square card blank
Forever Friends football bear stamp coloured with promarkers
Nesties Labels 2
Black card
White bazzill bling card
Football embossing folder
Craftwork Cards greeting
Stampin Up scalloped oval punch
Gems from my stash.

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Tuesday 4 September 2012

Less is More Challenge Week 83

I have been thinking for some time that I would like to enter some challenges but never get round to it, but surprise surprise I went through a few challenge blogs and have made a couple of cards to enter in different ones.
Here is my first one - the Less is More challenge this week which is 'Colours' - Brown & Pink.

Recipe: -
Pre cut panels - brown and pink - from Craftwork Cards (the 2 brown panels were stuck together to make a card blank)
Stampin Up greeting stamp
Stampin up ink pad - Close to Cocoa
Stampin Up Bird Punch
Pink gem from my stash.

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Monday 3 September 2012

So the week begins again!!

Can you believe it's Monday already. Was up early today and at the Gym by 7.45am. Am really enjoying my exercising and am feeling much better for it. Came back home and did the dreaded housework - yuck - but it had to be done! Had Slimming club this evening - lost 1lb which I am very pleased with bearing in mind that I had 2 take away and ate out yesterday and had cake!!! I have given myself a target of loosing 8lb by my birthday which is on 2nd October. I will then weigh less than I have been in about 20 years!! I will keep you posted on how I get on.

I did get to make a card this afternoon and will show that in a later post but for today here is a card I made for 1 of my nephews for his birthday this month. It's another decoupaged car. They are so good for male cards!

Recipe: -
Square card blank
Black card and silver holographic card from scrap box
La Pashe 'Wacky Wheels' decoupage image
3 glittered brads
Greeting from Craftwork cards.

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Sunday 2 September 2012

Lovely Day

Second post for me today although I did cheat with the earlier one as I scheduled that from yesterday. I have had a lovely day today as we have been out for a meal at the Queen's Head pub in West Chiltington in Sussex. We were celebrating our friends 50th birthday which is on Wednesday. We went out today as this was the only day both his sons were available. Ate a bit too much but it was lovely so will have to work extra hard at the gym tomorrow morning. 

Now to my card for the day. This is for my sister whose birthday is later this month. I do like using black and white.
Card Recipe :-
Square card blank
Devine swirls embossing folder
Nesties - curved rectangles
Decoupage flowers (not sure where this came from as found it already made up in my box!)
Black card, gems and ribbon all from my stash
Silver 'Happy Birthday' peel off.
Greeting from Craftwork Cards.

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Friends 50th Birthday

It's a friends 50th birthday next week and he has recently got very much into gardening and bores tells us about what he has grown and how his veggies are doing :-). I saw this decoupage sheet image and knew it would be ideal for him!!

A5 card blank
Backing done on Craft Artist Professional (am beginning to really like that programme)
Decoupaged image - not sure where it comes from as found it in my stash

Hopefully he will see the funny side of it.
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Saturday 1 September 2012

Anniversary Cards

I have quite a few anniversary cards to make over the next couple of months and here are a couple that I have made.

This card started out as a white on white card, then I decided to add a bit of black to it.
Recipe :-
Square card blank 
White packing paper embossed with swiss dots folder 
Greeting - mixture of stamps (think they maybe papermaina ones!)
Nestabilities - wonky rectangles
Black ink to edge 
Ribbon from stash
Paper flower and gems from stash.

This is a Tatty Ted card.
Image - Tatty Ted 3d image
double sided backing paper from Forever Friends paper pack
Scalloped circle nestie and ribbon nestie for the greeting
Backing paper for image and greeting in other side to backing paper
Greeting in same pack as topper
Gems and ribbon from stash.

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