12 Dec 2008

Sorry I am a bad blogger!!!

It has been far too long since I posted anything on here. With one thing and another in life being thrown at me of late, I dont seem to have had time or will to do much to be honest with you. I admit, I have been some what lazy to. I have made loads of cards but just not got around to posting them. However I am back!!!! And WILL be making sure I update this page at least once a week.

So as they say " Hers some I made erlier" Take care & Bright Blessings of the Season to you all
and thanks for looking.


4 Aug 2008


Hello, so how have things been with you all. I have been looking on You Tube at the some clips from the CHA show in the USA, looked great with some fab new products being launched. I love the new Slice die cutting machine, I can see me wanting one of those. I have a Cuttlebug that I love, although I must say I don't seem to use it that often at the mo. I have been in a bit of a glittery mood this past week so I have come up with these two creations.

I used some Kay & Co Papers and some from there Ancestry Range too. The chip board is Maya Road and I used Stickles Liquid Pearls. I think the Gems are from Kan Ban. I also used the Personal Impressions Stamp to do this.

I love Pink & Brown together. The papers were some I got at the Craft Show in Manchester Central in February. Theres another show on at Manchester Central on at the end of this month too, I must get saving. Its amazing how much money I get through at those places. I went to the one at Aintree in Liverpool this year and got through a fair chunk of money! Still we are all the same I suppose and there are soooooo many cool things to get. Anyhow off for my Monday House Blitz! Washing, Tidying & ooooo not fair would much rather sit in my room & get going on new projects!!! Maybe later. Take care & have a great week!



22 Jul 2008

Damask Floral Stamps

Hello! Thought I would have a play with these Damask floral stamps I got while I was in Amsterdam. I think they look a bit 60's! a bit Biba maybe! Anyway I think they turned our ok.

I love the look of the H2o's and I think that the white embossing worked ok too. I really like this stamp, looks like I will be using it a lot! I also made this quick card using some of the Laura Ashley papers, plus on of the lovely tags from Craftwork Cards.

Just got things strewned around the desk trying to get something together with the die cuts & ribbons I got too on while away, hopefully I will have something to show tomorrow. Got more or less a free couple of days this week so that's a nice change. Okay of to make some lunch & a pot of tea for that added extra inspiration!! Hope your all well and if any of you who read this in the USA went to CHA, I hope I am going to see lots of photos of the products on your blogs we might get them over here eventually! Take care all of you!

Bright Blessings!

2 Jul 2008


Well its been a few busy ol days round my house! I have been sorting out a few things for the weekend as my partner and I are off to Amsterdam , continuing my Birthday Treats! I have been before and I love the place the People the sights and the shopping! :-) I have found a couple of craft shops I want to visit, of course! Maybe I will do what I did last year when I visited Monaco, I did not go for tourist souvenirs, oh no not me! I found a craft shop in a little back street & bought Christmas stamps!! Anyhow hoping to see some craft goodies we don't get here. I know that most peel offs are made by Dutch company's so maybe I will track some of them down. We fly on Friday and return Monday. I will put some pic's on here if I take any good ones.

Meanwhile, I thought I would show you a little something I did the other day. The first on is a little Thank you card using on of the Laura Ashley Stamps I got in the set, its a thank you card for my Aunt. She made me a beautiful card for my birthday! So I want to says Thanks!

The Next one I did was using the HOTP kit I bought recently. There are so many great colours of paper & embellishments in this kit I honestly cant recommend it enough. I love the muted tones!

I have just set my box to record a double dose of craft making on QVC today as its Dawn Bibby doing some creative stamping! There are shows everyday this week. I must NOT buy anything else though......... well not yet anyway my credit card company will be on the phone!!!! Oh but I did buy some Laura Ashley stuff in the sale from Craftwork Cards in Leeds. I couldn't resist as it was all such a bargain. I went for the Traditional Range of papers & embellishments & ribbons to go with the stamps I got for my birthday, I will do something with them all soon as I am back from my weekend away! Well have a good rest of the week folks & Happy 4th July to anyone from the USA who reads this! I will see you when I am back next week! Now go make something crafty!!!!!

Bright Blessings!

29 Jun 2008

Birthday Treats!

It was my birthday yesterday & I got some unexpected treats & gifts! First I got a Crop O Dile Big Bite, then a set of the Laura Ashley Traditional Wooden Mounted Stamps and my Best Friend bought me a DCWV Rock star Scrapbook Album!! Craft related goodies are always oh so welcome! I was really chuffed. I had a great day messing with the crop o dile & stamps. Then me and my partner we out for dinner at a out of the way place on the moors above were I live. The steak was great & so was the pheasant! I got various other gifts & some beautiful handcrafted cards from my family & Friends, I think they have to try a bit harder on the card front now I send them all handcrafted cards!

I did get to make a couple more Turquoise cards made though, I love the colour with brown at the moment. I used K & Co paper for this one then Embossed the Bronze Flourish. The ribbon was the inspiration I love the colour & the little KanBan gems, and Cinnamon Stickles.

This one I used a Die Cut pice from the DCWV Once Upon A Time Series. And made a background using versamark resist embossing technique with a script stamp I got from Dimension Fourth. Even though is looks a little dark on the background it looks really good & I'm pleased how it turned out.

This last one I love! Another DCWV die cut piece from the pack & lovely ribbon I had, Stickles are great for jazzing stuff up I love em!

Well thanks for looking and sorry but I have to go & do Sunday visiting, then the obligatory Sunday roast! Well y'know us English we love our Sunday roast is almost religion! Have a good sunday folks & hope to show you something made using a my new stuff very soon!

Bright Blessings!

25 Jun 2008

Naughty Mr Binks!!!

I don't know......... cats! Why do they think you will get as much pleasure from a small terrified furry animal as they do! Last night as he flew through the door he dropped a little field mouse on the floor & proceeded to bat thus creature about with great excitement! Poor thing! I shouted for help from my other half & he then tried to catch it! Laugh!!! The poor thing tried to run up the chimney in the fire place, then darted around the back of the fire & finally it run out the front door! All this was going on while Mr Bink's was safely tucked away wining in the kitchen. I dunno that's the 3rd time in a week he's done this! Maybe he's trying to show his love for us!!!

Managed to get a bit on crafting in last night! Turquoise was on my mind so I came up with this card using some papers I have had a while & used Hot Off The Press Stamps that came in a kit I bought off QVC a few weeks ago.

When I got the kit it also came with some papers & little envelopes and sheets of tags & sentiment sheets and great ideas book. The colours a beautiful very muted and lovely stripey patterns as well as shabby chic type papers I love it! The ideas book is great too, especially as it gives you step by step info on how to create the cards, here are a couple I made using the kit & using the ideas book.

Well todays shopping day & going to town day! As much as I would rather be here sat in my craft room doing what i love doing I must drag myself out! And its raining!!! Bah!!!! C u soon! Thanks for looks! ........oh just a quck one! I am having trouble taking photos of my cards, never sem to get enough light on them? if anyone can help & let me know how to take better ones let me know please I would be greatful! Bye for now!

22 Jun 2008


Hello! This is my very first craft type posting. I have been inspired by many many card & craft blogs to come up with something myself. I hope you check back some time & see how I am doing. Here's something I made recently hope you like it!

I Love making cards for my friend's & family. I helps me get my creativity out! keeps me sane & happy. I am one of the paper stroking brigade! I must start to use some of my faves & not keep them just to look at!!!! I hope to become a good blogger & maybe meet some other card creators too! Thanks for looking & Hope to get more done as soon as I figure out how it all works on here!

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