Sunday, 22 November 2009


Here are two lovely little notebooks made from the instructions from the Time for Crafting eMag Christmas Issue (you can find this at in the VIP area). They are so easy to make once you know how so I think I will definitely be making more of these for little extra Christmas pressies :))

Monday, 16 November 2009

Lovely birthday cards

Had a lovely birthday yesterday and had such lovely cards from my crafting forum friends I wanted to show them off. Thank you ladies.

Sara (left) and Glennis (right)
Loving the colours on Sara's card and it has such lovely textures too,
and Glennis' card with the shoes....perfect

Nanna, beautiful stitching on the card, hard to see in the picture but lovely work and Fudgebabe's card is really irredescent and a lovely image from Crafty Individuals
unless I am much mistaken lol

This cute little gift bag and start card is from Marion and is
absolutely gorgeous

Lizz's card is beautifully decoupaged and Linda has been playing
with her Cuttlebug I think, love the colours and the simplicity
of the card, really effective. And thank you to Linda too for all
the little extra bits and pieces she put inside the card.

Christa, such a beautiful cat card, decoupaged and cuttlebugged
and layered, its gorgeous

Thursday, 17 September 2009

New Cards

Some cards I made recently with some new rubber stamps and some of the lovely Tim Holtz Distressed Ink Pads - why didn't I buy these sooner, they are so wonderful to use and give fantastic effects.

Cute and fun *fat cat* card!

"New Baby" card, image from one of Joanna Sheen's cd's, stamped monogram using some lovely new stamps I recently bought which are completely interchangeable and great for these little monograms. I used a scallop edged die in my cuttlebug to cut a silver background to mount it on and I am really pleased with the effect - apologies for the flash flare!

Saturday, 12 September 2009

Re-vamped Craft Room

At long last my craft room is finished - and here are the pictures of it - better late than never!

Sunday, 10 May 2009

No Posts!

Just don't seem to have had the time to post anything on here lately! I really must get better organised and start taking pictures of my cards and putting them on here. At the moment though my craft room is having a complete re-vamp - hooray! The downside is that all the crafty stuff is in boxes all over the house so I can't make anything at all. The ceiling has been done and plastered and one of the walls has also been plastered as it was really rough and nasty! Hopefully the new flooring will go down next week when all the painting is finished then its off to Ikea for some lovely new storage furniture and shelving. Then comes the fun part - getting everything sorted and put back in a lovely, clean, organised and bright craft room - yay, can't wait :)

Saturday, 18 April 2009

Thank You!

This is a thank you to all the lovely ladies from the TFC Forum who sent me cards to cheer me up while things were tough. I received such a lovely array of cards and here they are so you can enjoy them too.


Kath's lovely index box she made me, complete with some index cards to get me started - still trying to decide whether to use it for recipes or garden stuff though Kath :)

Sara's 'hug' card - this made me smile when I opened the envelope.

This one was from Marion R - great expression on the owl's face.

Maggie's wistful lady - lovely rubber stamp.

Lovely sillouette image from Lizz.

Linda's gorgeous butterflies - you cant see on the scan but they are really irredescent and really pop out at you.

Such a cute kitty from Glennis.

This one is from Eileen and looks amazing - note to self, ask how she did this :)

A lovey card from Colleen, I really like the image of the lady's face.

What a naughty kitten! Lovely decoupage card from Christa.

Anne C - another masterpiece! So many layers and all beautifully cut straight too!

Thank you aagain, I can't tell you how lovely it was to receive such wonderful cards from you all - it was such a boost for me.

Sunday, 25 January 2009

Altered Book

I finally finished my first altered book which I made for Sara, a lovely lady who runs the Time for Crafting website and inspires so many people. It's OK for me to put the pictures up now as I sent the book to her a week or so ago so I won't be spoiling any surprises, lol.
I really enjoyed working on it and pretty much let the design of it flow along as I went. I can't wait to start work on the next one now. I plan to put drawers in it to put little keepsakes in so fingers crossed it will work for me. I just need to look out for a suitable book to alter. Hardbacks are good, preferably ones without glossy covers. I feel a trip to a second-hand bookshop coming on :)

Wednesday, 14 January 2009


I was fiddling around the other day with trying to make a background - not for anything in particular, just for the fun of it. I used a gothic arch shape simply because it was to hand at the time and was really pleased with the outcome. Its made by stamping the images randomly over the surface in two different colours, then I rubbed it all over with a cotton wool ball dabbed onto a very light brown ink pad to give it an aged look and to take away the white of the card. Next I stamped the wording in dark brown and rubbed the ink pad round the edge of the arch. All in all I was very pleased with the effect. I didn't want to use the arch for anything but thought the effect would be great for a card so I did it again on a birthday card for my Dad which I will give to him tomorrow - his birthday was actually a couple of days ago but I forgot !!! Oooops !!!

Sunday, 11 January 2009

Gothic Arch Challenge

This weeks challenge was 'Grunge'. Not something I'm used to doing so this made it a real challenge for me. I used some fine, corrugated card from the inside of a cracker packet for the background which I dabbed over with some Adirondak Paint Dabbers. It was too dark for my plan so I 'lightened' it up by covering it with a layer of tissue paper which did the trick! Next I used some of Tim Holtz' grungeboard shapes for the door hinges and the skull image which I painted with the dabbers again, highlighting them with some gold also. The wording was inspired by one of my son's books on Pirates which I thought went well with the image I chose, lol. All in all, I am quite pleased with my arch, the first I've done in a while now and can't wait for next Sunday for the next challenge now!

Saturday, 10 January 2009

Beautiful Morning

It was such a beautiful morning with a wonderful frost clinging to all the trees and plant that I just had to rush out and take photo's. Here is one of the willow tree in our garden which looked just beautiful :)

Friday, 9 January 2009

Where shall I start?

Oh my! Where shall I start? I have so many projects I want to start on that I don't know where to start, lol. I've got some ATC's to start (and finish!), a load of projects I want to do from the Feb edition of Craft Stamper magazine, a very special something I am making for a friend who runs a craft website and forum and puts soooo much work into it I thought she needed a 'thank you' which needs finishing (nearly done) and I am trying to start a Circle Journal with some of the people from the Time for Crafting forum - not much to be doing then!!! I have also just signed up again with the lovely Gothic Arch people so will be making those again too.
So ..... instead of typing away on here I ought to be getting on with making something!
Watch this space!