Saturday, 30 May 2009

Well another week has passed and typical of school holidays got no crafting done. Been stuck in all week as Daisy has been ill so going a bit stir crazy. She seems a lot brighter today so planning a day at Bolton Abbey tomorrow , you watch something will happen to spoil plans. Hope everyone is enjoying the sunny weather and have a lovely weekend

Happy crafting x

Tuesday, 26 May 2009

Just popping on to add this card i made over bank holiday weekend, hope you like it

To make this card I used:

  • Cardstock from stash
  • Xcut corner rounder
  • Backing paper & matching vellum from stash
  • Stamped image coloured with Whispers
  • Prima flowers
  • Fiskars border punch
  • Chipboard embellishment (matching papers) from stash
  • Ribbon from local market

Monday, 25 May 2009

I hate bank holidays

Well another bank holiday over thank goodness, why are they so boring. Set off with a good plan today which was to get a picnic together and take Daisy & the dog to Bretton country park. As the morning wore on Daisy became more & more miserable and developed a temperature so bang went the picnic plan. So spent the afternoon walking along the canal just me & the mutt, didnt realise it was so sunny until I got home and realised i had a burnt face and nose. Decided to relax in the garden only to have to watch hubby wrestle with a beach shelter we had bought for our hols (he thought it was a good idea to try it out). After 5 mins of watching him struggle i gave in and helped, yep you guessed it within minutes i had the thing up, only for the dog to think it's something to drag around the garden. Hopefully Daisy will have recovered for tomorrow as we have another week of bike riding sessions with the physiotherapist so not a relaxing 1st week of the hols. Anyway here' a card & box i made for this weeks challenge from Wendy for the Crafters Companion Forum I really enjoyed this challenge, have a look at Wendy's blog and join in the challenge.

Happy Crafting x

Wendy's challenge card

To make this card & box I used:
  • Cardstock from stash
  • Stamped Tilda with flowers image coloured with Whispers
  • Scalloped circles using nesties
  • Backing paper & Flowers link from Wendy's blog
  • Buttons from stash

Saturday, 23 May 2009

It's the weekend yipee

Well it's the weekend again hopefully will be nice and sunny but never believe what the weather man says. Not sure if ill manage to get any crafting done as its Monaco grand prix so will be sat glued to the tv. I think i will have to find time to cut the grass though its beginning to resemble a jungle, wonder how many lost children and pets i will find in it. Hope you all have a lovely weekend

Happy crafting xx

Here's a card i made last night.

To make this card I used
  • Cardstock from stash
  • Xcut corner rounder
  • Backing paper "Amethyst infusion" by Papermania
  • Stamped image magnolia "Tilda with flowers" coloured using Whispers
  • Brads by Papermania
  • Flowers from Country Baskets

Thursday, 21 May 2009

Nearly school hols

Well it['s nearly school hols and bang goes any chance to do any crafting. But then again im sure i could manage to squeeze some in during the evening. Or better still im sure Daisy would love to spend the day with nanna & grandad lol. Not been up to much this week, the garden really needs some tlc but with all the wet weather it can wait. Took dog for a lovely haircut yesterday im sure they switched dogs, looks nothing like the mutt I dropped off. But all the pampering was in vain as after his walk today he needed yet another shower, why does he think every muddle puddle is there especially for him to roll in. Okay i'll post piccie of card i made using the blog candy i won last week thanx again Steph.

Happy crafting xx

To make this card I used
  • Cardstock from stash
  • Backing papers Papermania "Naughty but Nice"
  • Stamped image Sugar Nellie "Make a wish" coloured using Whispers
  • Ribbon by Papermania
  • Flowers & brads Papermania
  • Chipboard sentiment from stash
  • Bling by Kanban

Monday, 18 May 2009

I'm on a roll

Well thought i'd have a lazy morning making cards. All started off well until Branston (the dog) thought it would be a good idea to steal everything i had out. So in between telling him off, sending him into the kitchen for time out and after nearly pulling my hair out i did threaten him that i would open the gate and make him leave home. I quickly lost heart in the cards and opted to have an early lunch and take the mutt out for his walk. To top the day off i got soaked but as long as the dog is happy who cares about me lol. Well i did manage to get 2 cards made if you spot any paw prints you know they're not mine

Happy Crafting x

First card

To make this card
  • Stamped Penny Black image "Uplifting Occasion" coloured using Whispers
  • Pink embossed card from Crafters Companion
  • Backing paper from Paper Cellar
  • Pink checked paper from Papermania punched using Fiskars border punch
  • Brads by Papermania
  • Prima flowers
  • Button from stash
  • Chipboard sentiment from stash (not sure if i like it)

2nd card

To make this card
  • Stamped Penny Black image "City Divine" coloured using whispers
  • Backing paper & matching vellum from stash
  • Party rub on from Papermania
  • Papermania flowers
  • Brads not sure who they are by but were a bargain at 59p for 12
  • Buttons from stash

Saturday, 16 May 2009

I've been busy

Thought i'd have a play and make a couple of cards

To make this card I used:

  • Card from stash

  • Backing paper a freebie printed from Canon website

  • Spellbinders Nesties

  • Stamped image is Penny Black "lazy Days" & coloured using Whispers

  • Chipboards from stash

  • Buttons again from stash

  • String on buttons from garden shed & ribbon is Papermania

2nd card

To make this card I used :

  • Card from stash
  • backing paper & vellum some i found lurking in a drawer
  • Ribbon i think is Papermania
  • Spellbinders nesties
  • Magnolia Tilda image coloured with Whispers
  • Chipboard flower from stash
  • Brads are Papermania
  • Prima Flowers

Tuesday, 12 May 2009

I won

Well after my awful weekend im so pleased i won Steph's blog candy. I can't wait to get my hands on the gorgeous Sugar Nellie stamp not to mention the Prima flowers, thanx again Steph. Well its back to the usual daily school runs and filling in holes in the garden the dog decided to dig. Maybe by the end of the week he will get to Australia (fingers crossed). Thought i'd be nice mum today and cook lol only to discover when id put all the vegetables in my brand new steamer all the water had disappeared. After much head scratching i realised it was all over the worktop and dripping on the floor yes the brand new steamer had a leak all the water id poured in leaked straight out the bottom. I was not a happy bunny had to take all the veg out again wash they stupid thing bag it up then marched back into the tefal shop to exchange it and the new on works a treat. Only hope the one i bought my neice for her engagement pressie does'nt have the same problem. Well i will now sit next to the letter box waiting for Mr Postie to deliver my win

Happy crafting everyone x

Saturday, 9 May 2009


Well typical of me forgot to post on here for a while but i blame my age. Been quite busy with card orders so trying to do catch up. Im sure i would make it easier for myself if i started making cards as soon as i get the order instead of leaving it until the last minute. Im quite stressed as i type the pub next to me is having an outdoor rock concert which has been going on since 1pm and will prob go on for hours yet. My head has left my body and taken my ears with it i would love to get hold of the idiot in the council who granted permission and string him up by his ... use you imagination. But hopefully this will be the last year we will have to put up with is as I am on a mission so watch this space. Happy crafting x