Thursday, 26 November 2015

MAWTT - Give Thanks

 Hello all...  it's the turn of Team B this week over at

and this fortnight my lovely crafting buddy Claire is hosting a challenge of

  Give Thanks  

We would like your creation to be about Thanksgiving/Thank You.

I thought I'd have a play with my new Ranunculus Stamp... I don't get much time to colour nowadays and I really miss it... so I coloured this one evening after everyone had gone to bed, and really enjoyed doing it! :-)

Image: Stampendous Rubber Stamp - Ranunculus
Sentiment: Paula Pascual Personal Impressions Stamp Set
Bow: Papermania Docrafts - Colour Capsule - Parkstone Pink

I stamped the Thank You sentiment above the image and to finish just added ribbon/bow and sparkles.

I hope you can pop over to our main site at MAWTT and see the rest of the Team's Thankful creations, and hope you can join us for this week's challenge! :-)

 Thank You for all your lovely comments, I really do appreciate them!
Love and hugs
Edited: Sorry.... some of you were asking about the stamp... I forgot to list my ingredients... so have added the info and some links.

Saturday, 21 November 2015

Marie Antionette - Masquerade

Hi all... hope you are doing ok today...

I've been having a sort through my folders and finding quite a few creations that I haven't posted to my blog ... Don't think I have shown this one yet? it's a card that I made long while back.... 

I put lots of sparkles in her hair so it looked like hair glitter but it doesn't show up very well in the photo. 

Paper: Prima: Bohemian Bamboo
Flowers: Prima
Butterflies: Prima Flutter Bits
Clock and Words: from Prima - 'Pixie Glen' Pad
Colouring Medium: Copics

It's gone very cold here in the UK...  believe they've had snow on the hills in Lancashire already. Where I live in Manchester has been sunny most of the day but very cold... forecast says we will have snow during the night.. so think it's gonna get even colder! We had a little robin visit few days ago and he was feasting on our holly berries... so it's really starting to feel quite Christmassy now. I've got my advent calendars at the ready... can't believe it will soon be December!! 

Thank you for all your lovely comments... I really do appreciate you taking the time out to visit! 

Hope you all have a lovely weekend
Love and Hugs

Tuesday, 17 November 2015


Here's a Birthday Card that I made for a friend who loves horses and cats.... image and papers are from 'Making Cards' magazines. I've added a Bo Bunny Flower and the border is a Tonic Studio Punch - Vine. I think the sentiment was freebie with magazine? and I've printed it onto the paper...

Quite a simple card but I've let the beautiful image and papers do the talking... I love the colours on this card... I'm trying to be more adventurous with my colour combos... think it will be my New Year's Resolution! 

Weather here is horrible... never comes light at the moment... but perfect weather for staying in warm and cosy and crafting! ;-)
Hope you all have a good week!
Big Hugs

Thursday, 5 November 2015

Warm Winter Wishes

Hello... I hope you are all doing ok today?... huge hugs to those who are unwell or going through a difficult time. 

Here's another Christmas Card that I managed to squeeze in using a pre-coloured image from LOTV... doing a little bit each day seems to be the key to getting my Christmas Cards done this year.

This card looks nicer in real life... I couldn't get the light right for the photo and so the card looks a bit glum? ... I've been waiting patiently each day for brighter weather... but think it might be a while! maybe next March! Lol... so have given up and resorted to flash! but then had to tone it down a bit.

Sentiment: think it was a freebie with magazine?
Papers: Maja - It's Christmas Time
 Die: Memory Box Open Stitched Rectangle
Die: Creative Expressions - Festive Collection - Classic Poinsettia
Stamp: Creative Expressions - Stamps to Die For - Elegant Poinsettias
Pearls: Mark Richards - 'White Glitter Domes'
Glitter: Star Dust Stickles
Heat Embossing: Wow - Metallic Gold Sparkle

I've used my new Sue Wilson Stamp and Die set for the Poinsettias. Thought I would use some nice sparkly gold powder for the heat embossing... love watching the gold bubble up against the chocolate card! :-)

Thanks for all your lovely comments on my Leaves/Trees Card... and don't forget you have until the 11th November to enter at MAWTT.

Are you looking forward to Downton? I am, but also I'm not, if you know what I mean! as it's the last one! :-(  what will I do without it. But at least we have the Christmas Day Special to look forward to! ;-)
Hope you all have a lovely weekend!
Big hugs

Thursday, 29 October 2015

MAWTT - Leaves and/or Trees

 Hello... Good Morning! I'm very pleased to be back once again with Team B at

and I am hosting a challenge of

  Leaves and/or Trees  

We would like your creation to have leaf/leaves or tree/s somewhere on your creation.... could be on your image, design paper or a die cut... as long as we can see it somewhere on your project.

And if you are making Christmas Cards at the moment... don't forget Holly Leaves will fit this theme! ;-) 

Quite a simple layout and design for this card. I've used my swirly background stamp for the gold heat embossing on the background and on the holly which was made with punch.  I dry embossed a panel for the centre. I went around the edges with a gold sakura pen to add definition. Then finished off with some gold ribbon/pearls and a sentiment from Hobbycraft.

I hope you can pop over to our main site at MAWTT and see the rest of the Team's wonderful leafy/tree creations and hope you can join us for this challenge... 

looking forward to seeing your entries!! We allow three entries per person.
 Don't forget you have two weeks for the challenge 
closing date is 6pm GMT Wednesday 11th November 2015.

Gosh, I can't believe it's getting near the weekend again! it's scary how quickly the weeks are going by!!!

I'm finally getting near the end of all my appointments  I had my Glaucoma Eye Tests yesterday.... and it went really well ... everything was perfectly normal... apparently I just have really thick corneas and they are giving higher than normal pressure readings. Phew, I'm very relieved. I have worried myself sick about these tests and they weren't half as bad as I thought they'd be.

I'm typing this on Wednesday evening and have just seen yet another huge spider run across my room.... it's hiding in the corner... think they come in through the brick vents in these old houses... as they always seem to come in when it's raining...  ooh... hope I can sleep tonight! :-(

Thank you for all your lovely comments!
Will catch up with you all soon!
Love and hugs

Friday, 23 October 2015

Embossed Christmas Baubles/Stars

Hello... I thought I'd show some of the Christmas Cards that I've been making recently. As you will see... I'm really into embossing at the moment. The star and bauble stamps were freebies on a magazine last year and so I bought the Spellbinders Dies to go with them. The cream and silver sentiments are from Hobbycraft. I've used lots of different papers, but most are from Maja Pads.

Thank you for all your lovely comments on my last post btw... it's very encouraging to get such positive feedback on my Folk It painting :-))

Can't believe it's weekend again tomorrow! I'm hoping to do a bit of crafting and I've started watching the Christmas Films... think I might watch Santa Clause this year as not seen it for a long, long time. And looking forward to Strictly and Downton again of course!
Enjoy the weekend!
Love and hugs