Monday 31 December 2012

Happy New Year

Lol I didn't get anything made did I? So nothing to show but there should be plenty in the New Year.

Happy New Year to everyone , have a great time tonight if you are going out.

If not you'll be like me having a quiet one in with the family, my favourite. Staying warm as it's blowing a hoolie out there!!

I hope all your dreams and ambitions come true in 2013.


Friday 28 December 2012


Hello everyone

so sorry I haven't been round to your blogs but we have been so ill here since just before Christmas. We've all had the flu and sickness bug all rolled into one. I think it's the worse we've all felt in a very long time. No Christmas dinner and we still have no proper appetites.
I'll be glad when this year is over to be honest, it hasn't been one of our best , so I'm looking forward to 2013.

I will be making a list of , not resolutions but of things that I would like to happen in 2013. They won't happen straight away but hopefully at the end of 2013 they will be ticked off and we will all be happy. Time to get rid of  things that are making us all unhappy and are tying us down. I WILL make them happen :0)

I'll hopefully make something before the end of this year but if I don't I'll be back to wish you all a Happy New Year.

I hope you all had a lovely Christmas!!!!


Friday 21 December 2012

Creative Expressions

My DT project for this week uses the gorgeous "If the crown fits" unmounted stamp set.

I used a manilla tag and sprayed inks over the surface combined with water. I then dried it with a heat gun. I then splodged the dried marigold distress stain over the ink. The edges were then edged with old paper distress ink. Next  I stamped the top of the key image from the stamp set all over the tag. Taking a sheet of old book paper I stamped the decorative edge, the key and sentiment with memento ink and then cut them out, I also gave them a little colour with the old paper distress ink. I cut out two strips of words from the old book and coloured these also. I then place them on the tag. . I also splodged some of the distress stain over the sentiment.

This is probably my last post now till Christmas so Happy Christmas and hope you all have a wonderful time.xx


Thursday 20 December 2012

Cute Card Thursday

The days are going much too quick!!! Thursday again and it's time for another Cute Card Thursday Challenge and the theme is............

Eat, Drink and be Merry

I have made a little cupcake box with my Cameo. The file is by Rivka Wilkins.

Papers: Dovecraft - Tea Party
Images: Magnolia
Sentiment: Cameo Silhouette

I've used Copics to colour the images.

We are sponsored this week by Whimsy Stamps, so one lucky winner will win a Whimsy stamp. You can see all the DT projects on the blog here, Hope you find time to join in too.


Saturday 15 December 2012

Autumn Frame

Today I wanted to show you a Cameo Silhouette project that I've been working on over the last few days. I really loved making this once Xmas is over and funds allow I want to have  a go at the ones with more boxes and do more themes.
This one is an Autumn one because I've had these pics a while but I love the colours on them. Everything is made with a good sturdy card except the toadstools which are made from wood.
The box frame is a Lori Whitlock file. The rest are all available files from the SIL store.

You can have it as a hanging. I used twine in keeping with the theme or............

you can have it free standing.

Have a great weekend and thanks for looking.


Friday 14 December 2012

Card Makin Mamas

The Card Makin Mamas theme is

A Holiday Theme

so it can be Christmas , New Year etc. The challenge will be on for 3 weeks as we are all so busy!!

We are sponsored by Tiddly Inks stamps and I've used Wynter Wryn and snowman for my card.

Image: Tiddly Inks - Wynter Wryn and snowman
Papers:- Stampin Up - I Wish
Bling:- Stickles - Crystal
Colouring medium: Copics

Hope to see you join in, remember you have 3 weeks to do the challenge.


Thursday 13 December 2012

Cute Card Thursday

Thursday again, not at all ready for Christmas, it's gonna be last minute , very last minute I think!! So today is Cute Card Thursday Challenge time and the theme this week is........

So Charming

Image: Latte - Saturated Canary
Papers: Stampin Up - I wish
Die cuts: Cameo Silhouette

We would like to see some charms on your projects this week. The other DT girls have made some beautiful projects again this week, really gorgeous. Why not take some time off from the stress of Christmas and go take a look and join in with us?
You can find us here. One lucky winner will be picked at random and will receive a Whiff of Joy stamp.

I'll be back tomorrow with my Card Makin Mamas DT card.


Wednesday 12 December 2012

Creative Expressions

Gosh long time no post been too busy I'm afraid. But today I'd like to show you a card I made with my second part of stamps from my December Creative Expressions DT stash. This set is called Masquerade.

Stamps;- Creative Expressions - Masquerade A5 stamp plate
Papers:- TH Idea-ology paper stash Vintage Shabby
Inks:- TH Distress Inks
Pigment Powders:- Ranger Perfect Pearls

The peacock feathers from the stamp set have been stamped onto the TH paper with distres ink and I've stitched around them with gold thread. There is a lovely square background stamp in the set which I stamped onto the papers and cut around to make the backing for the mask. The mask is stamped onto one of the papers with clear embossing ink and then I've gone over it with the perfect pearls. The sentiment is also from the set. I used the same square background set to layer the sentiment , just cutting off the ends to fit the sentiment.


Tuesday 4 December 2012


I know this bit of driftwood would come in handy!!

Just been having a play around and all I did was dried the wood out for a couple of days on the radiator. I then gessoed it and applied 2 layers of the grey/blue paint. I then sandpapered it. Thinking about it I could have gone over it lightly with distress ink, oh well next time maybe. The stick figures are from the SIL shop. They've been cut from black vinyl.

Hopefully in the New year I'll be doing lots more, need to find a good supplier of "stuff".


Saturday 1 December 2012

Card Makin Mamas

Morning , I just got out my bed to do this post as Im full of cold. Back to bed with a cuppa for me I think. Hopefully the kids will entertain themselves.
So onto the Card Makin Mamas Challenge and this time the theme is


We want to see sparkly, shimmery cards with silver and/or gold on it. Now you don't have to go with a holiday card if you don't want to. Just anything following the color theme. Also silver an/or gold MUST be a main color. I don't want to just see a tiny bit.
Now I don't use silver or gold card so I had to compensate with embossing powder, pen and stickles.
We are sponsored by Bugaboo Stamps this time and I have used the image Snowglobe Winter Bird. I've coloured it with Copics.
We have a prize of 7 free digis from Bugaboo for one lucky winner. You have 2 weeks to take part in this challenge. So what you waiting for come and join us. All details are here.