Thursday, 23 October 2014

MAWTT - Someone Special at Christmas

Hello... I hope you are all doing ok today... Big Hugs to those of you who are unwell or not feeling good... I hope things improve for you very soon. It's the turn of Team B once again at


and our lovely Shell is hosting the fab theme of....

Someone Special at Christmas!

We'd like to see the name of the special person on your creation.

I've made a bigger card than I normally do. An 8 x 8 inch Christmas Card for my lovely Daughter.... she doesn't usually look at my blog as she is so busy... so hopefully this card will stay as a surprise! I've used a beautiful Rubber Stamp from Crafts and Me called 'Tale of a Rose'.  I wanted to make a Christmas Card with a 'Tudor' feel as we both love that era.


 Image: Crafts and Me - 'Tale of a Rose' by Janna Prosvirina
Paper: Kaisercraft - 'Turtle Dove'
Dies: Spellbinders 'Die Holly Accents'
Sentiments: Freebies from Magazine
Flowers and Berries: WOC, Live & Love Crafts, The Ribbon Girl.
Nailheads for Berries: JosyRose


I've used black Mirri card so the light is reflecting off it a bit in this second photo. I really enjoyed making this card as I don't make many embellished cards at the moment... not because I don't enjoy making them... I just don't have the time and also I am very slow at making them! ... so with this card,  I just kept doing a bit here and there when I had a few spare moments... took me a long time (talking months now) !!!! Lol - but I got there in the end!  :-))


 Image: Crafts and Me - 'Tale of a Rose' by Janna Prosvirina coloured with Promarkers and Copics. I've created snow with White Viva Pearl Pen.

I hope you can pop over to our main site at MAWTT and see the rest of the Team's gorgeous and festive Christmas creations this week!!

Some of you were asking which Mr Kipling's cakes were my favourite?... well after much sampling! :-J  my favourite so far is the same as last year... Mr Kipling's 'Exceedingly Merry' Winter Whirls... they are very light which means you don't feel guilty when you have two... or three even!! :-0

Thanks for all your lovely comments, I really do appreciate them!
Will catch up with you all soon!
Love and hugs

Thursday, 16 October 2014

Thank You!

Hello!! It's a beautiful sunny day here in Manchester UK!  lovely to see the sunshine again after all those dull days! I hope you are all well today.... but I know there are some nasty bugs going around at the moment... so if you are unwell, then I'm sending huge hugs and hope that you are feeling better very soon. 

My daughter commissioned a Thank You Card recently. This was a really quick make, but love how it came out! I've used a Pre-Coloured Image called 'Dahlias' by Pink Gem Designs. And I've added my own sentiment before printing out.


Image: PRE-COLOURED 'Dahlias' by Pink Gem Designs.
Paper: Prima 'Meadow Lark'
Pearls: Hobby House
Sentiment: Computer Generated

As I say, it was very quick card... but my daughter was pleased with it! :-)

I've started my online Christmas Shopping... ordered my 2015 Calendars and a few pressies for family. Also noticed that Mr Kipling's 'Festive' range is now out! So I am ordering different cakes each week... I have to start sampling them early to see which I like best for Christmas! :-0  that's my excuse anyway! ;-) Lol

Thanks so much for visiting! I will catch up with you soon!
Love and hugs!

Thursday, 9 October 2014

MAWTT - Doggone It - Or Any Other Animal

Hello... I hope you are all doing ok today...  it's the turn of Team B once again at


and our lovely Susan is hosting the fab theme of....

Doggone It! (Or Any Other Animal) 

I've chosen my favourite Christmas Doggy Stamp by Penny Black called 'Ice Dance'. Isn't he adorable!! so lovely to colour. I masked the image to create a night sky background with Paris Dusk Distress Ink. Then added some Star Dust Stickles for the Ice... some Viva Pearl White Snow.


Image: Penny Black - 'Ice Dance'
Paper: Shery K Designs - Jingle Bells Kit
Snowflakes: Cheery Lynn
Sentiment Ribbon: Pink Petticoat


I apologise for the rubbish photos... think partly it's just one of those cards that looks nicer in real life!! but also the light was very bad...  I really should have got my Light Box out but felt too tired to set it up.


I've coloured this cute little fella with Copics.

I hope you can pop over to our main site at MAWTT and see the rest of the Team's wonderful animal creations this week!!

I really enjoyed the film Gone Girl on Saturday... thought it was excellent... but the restaurant and cinema were very busy... and I have picked up a horrid cold... I guess it's that time of year again! I will feel better when I get past the streaming nose phase as it makes me bit grumpy!! Lol - Think I will dig out the Lem Sip tomorrow! :-))
Thanks for all your lovely comments!
Will catch up with you all soon!
Love and hugs

Saturday, 4 October 2014

Home Sweet Home

Hello - I hope you are all enjoying the weekend so far! can't believe that we are now in October!! 
I thought I'd show you this little plaque that I made for my friend Lynn. After a lot of delays, she has finally moved into her new home... SO pleased for her! :-))

It's the first plaque that I've made and I was going for a Shabby Chic style but think I've got a lot to learn!! ... I want to make more of these and I'm hoping that I will get better at them with practice!! 
I've used a Marianne Design Collectables Set - Home Sweet Home which has the house die and also the sentiments. 


I've been really enjoying the series Our Zoo... think it's the last episode next week. I do hope they make a second series!! think there is so much more to tell of an amazing true story.

We used to go to Chester Zoo a lot when we were kids. So I thought I'd share this photo of me at the Zoological Gardens aged about 7 in 1969. I'm stood in front of the Fountain Cafe. I remember the flowers were always so beautiful there... lots of very happy memories from our visits.


Well it was VERY noisy here last night in Manchester, UK ... the wind and rain were lashing at my windows and kept waking me up... felt like I was in Wuthering Heights! Lol SO glad that I was warm and cosy in bed!

 I'm going out to see the film Gone Girl this afternoon... and there are some big thunder clouds on the horizon!! So I'm wrapping up warm and hope I can still fit in my Raincoat!! not worn it for a while! Lol

Thank you for visiting and for all your comments! I really do appreciate them!
Hope you enjoy the weekend!
Love and Hugs

Sunday, 28 September 2014

Pop Up Bouquet of Flowers!

I thought I'd show you this Pop Up Card that I made for my lovely blogging buddy Elaine in Australia... It's perfect because it folds flat... so good for posting!! 

I wanted to make it like opening a big bouquet of flowers... hope I didn't go over the top!!  I've done a couple of other Pop Up cards but really wasn't happy with the actual pop up bits... there is quite an art to arranging them!!! I think it's more tricky than making the actual box!


The Flowers and Butterflies are all from Raspberry Road Designs Kits... I've used several kits and I changed the colour of some of them digitally as I wanted a lilac theme. The paper is Prima. Hope you like!

Last weekend I spent the whole weekend making some Christmas Card Kits... then found that they weren't flat enough to fit through the postal slot!!! Grrr.... they would all need Large Stamps... so yesterday I tried to come up with a new design... not tried it through the 'slot' yet... I'm scared it won't fit!! Lol - I have my own little Post Office... scales, slot, measuring gauge!! means I can work out the postage from home! :-))
Off to get a cup of tea now and get ready for Downton!! can't wait!!
Hope you all have a lovely evening!
Love and Hugs

Thursday, 25 September 2014

MAWTT - 3-2-1

Hello... I hope you are all doing ok today... Wow! where did the last week go? I can't believe it's Thursday again already! it's the turn of Team B over at


and our lovely Jessie is hosting the fab theme of....

3-2-1 Recipe
3 x Colours
2 x Papers
1 x Image 

Now I think maybe I'm colour blind or something as I had SO much trouble getting three colours!! I'm hoping there is Yellow, Green and Orange apart from her skin and hair? If not then I truly apologise for messing up. I think my Teamies have done better on this challenge.

 I made this card for my lovely teamie Pami's Birthday, and chose a gorgeous Hannah Lynn image called 'Monica'.  Both papers are by Prima.


Image: Crafts and Me - Hannah Lynn - 'Monica'
Papers: Prima - 'Zephyr' and 'Botanical Collection'
Flower: Bo Bunny
Gems: Stash


'Monica' was such a joy to colour! I've used Promarkers, Copics and then added a touch of depth in her hair with Prisma Pencils. Star Dust Stickles on her hearts and bow.

Please do hop on over to our main site at MAWTT and see the rest of the Team's wonderful 3-2-1- creations this week!!

I've had quite a busy week, so looking forward to weekend and chilling out with some crafting! my new Bigz 3D Star Die has just arrived and so am gonna have a play with it and try and make a Christmas Ornament! :-)

Tonight I'm hoping to catch up with Cilla and Our Zoo which I'm loving!

Thanks for all your lovely comments, I really do appreciate them!
Will catch up with you all soon!
Love and hugs