Friday, October 31, 2008

Friday Sketchers....

Hello I'm back. Just wanted to let you see this weeks sketch on think It's one of the best I've seen in a long time and I will certainly be using it this week if I get the time. Check out the DT's cards they are fab.


I would also like to thank everyone for their good wishes for my Mum, I'm glad to say that she seems to be responding well to the antibiotics and is looking a lot brighter this evening. She's still in hospital and not likely to be home for a wee while yet but at least she is getting a good rest. Have to wait and see what the doctors say on Monday. Fingers crossed....


This past 2 weeks have been really hectic and I just found out tonight that I have missed 3 family birthdays last week. I'M GUTTED!!! I hate to miss anyones birthday and I'm especially annoyed because one of them was my Niece's 21st.....I've been trying to think how I managed it and I've just remembered that it was the weekend I wasn't well with that stupid virus and then Mum being taken into hospital made matters worse. So I'm now going to make 3 cards and send with apologies. I'll have to get my brain back on Hope you all have a lovely weekend and thanks for stopping by.

Thursday, October 30, 2008

A few pics of my space.....for Dawn

This is my little play area....

underneath the desk left.....

two shelves full of stash.... this used to be a wardrobe..
more shelves with wallets for paper, all colour co- least that's one bit that's

and this is my furry friend Edward my Stieff bear he sits on my printer

Shelves William made me a few months ago. I put my most used stamps on here the rest are in the drawers at the side.

These drawers were from Ikea a few years ago. Brilliant for card and stamps. I also have all my inkpads in here too, and loads of pens.

Here we are a bit more tidy looking than it was this morning. Still have to sort a lot of stuff out but need a lot more space and storage....I have a I need to get rid of the bed and buy a footon....then I'll have more space to put in more storage....have to convince William though.. Thanks for looking and a big thank you to everyone for all your recent comments.

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

No cards today....

Just in from the hospital. They took my Mum in last night with an infection in her leg. She's looking very tired. Her legs are quite swollen normally and have been that way for years, but for some reason they got really bad this week and her doctor sent her to Stobhill hospital to get them to check it out. Turns out she has a really bad infection and they are keeping her in while they do tests and pump her full of antibiotics. At 88 years old she does brilliantly and is very independant but she has been in a lot of pain recently in her hips and knees, hopefully they can get it sorted for her soon. At least she is getting a wee rest in there.
Sooooo I started to tidy up my space to take some pics for Dawn's candy post but it's taking a lot longer than I thought......too much some great ideas for storage from all the pics that have been posted on other's blogs, just need to convince Hubby to do all the little DIY jobs to make it all Got to, go more stuff to move. I'll try and get some cards on tomorrow. Bye for now...

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Tee Break 60th

Card for an order for a girl in work for her Dad's 60th.I used Craft Creations decoupage Tee Break...BP are HOTP and the golf ball is embossed card de-boss side up. Hope you like it. Thanks for looking.


Elaine is celebrating her 40th birthday soon and is giving away some awesome candy to celebrate, pop over and see her fab creations.


Dawn is also giving away some fab candy celebrating 20000 hits WOW!!! Pop over but make it soon it ends 31st October.............Dawn is looking for pics of your craft area, and any wee furry friends who share it with you.... I will post my pics later... after I've tidied up a bit...I'm so messy when I'm working.

Monday, October 27, 2008

Wedding Day....

I made this card for an order for a girl in work. Much the same card as I've done before ( everyone seems to love this lattice heart...) I matched the corners this time to the lattice in the heart and added a little cupid to make it a bit different. The gold backing paper is cut with my new paper trimmer from would you believe... Asda...£14.99 it's really good value, cuts A4 and has 6 different blades. Still use my Xcut for smaller cuts though. Well off now to make more cards. Thanks for looking in.

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Raindrops on Roses.....

No!!!! I'm not singing a song from the Sound of made this card tonight for an order, had to have red roses with raindrops. Decoupaged the roses and put the raindrops on with Anita's clear gloss finish . Added a couple of pearl embelishments and some peel off edging. Ribbon is a deep red satin. Looks darker in the photo than it really is. Backing is checked vellum from Lakelands. Hope you like it. Thanks for popping in.


Hi hope you all had a lovely weekend
I've been given the Autumn award by my blogging friend Babz, thanks so much for thinking of me I'm really chuffed to bits. There are so many blogs out there that I love to visit and get so much inspiration from but most of them already have the award, sooooo I've passed it on to:-

Thanks so much ladies for all the inspiration you have given me your creations are fab.

Saturday, October 25, 2008

Black n Purple Fairy

You can see the charms in this pic.

This card is for my friend Dorothy for her pal who is 30 on Halloween. So I thought fairies would be nice and Dorothy picked this one. I really like this image but sorry, I don't remmber where I got it. BG papers are Dovecraft , and I used my CB emb. folder, flowers......Added a couple of charms, ribbon and tag . Hope you like it... I love the colours......

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Look at this fab candy... to be in the draw go to and simply leave Rach a comment and post a link back to her blog. Good luck.


I made this wallet card for my blogging pal Gina for her birthday today I can show it now 'cause I know she has received it. HAPPY BIRTHDAY GINA!!! Click the heading to go to Gina's blog.

Tuesday, October 21, 2008


Hello again, made this card tonight for an order, the guy loves Status Quo and his football team colours are red and yellow, so this is what I came up with. I must admit I struggled with this one, couldn't find a suitable pic of QUO anywhere so I went for the guitar instead. Men's cards are always a problem....and I get asked to do loads of

Monday, October 20, 2008


This is the Silver Wedding Card very much the same as I've done before but a bit more silver this time. She loved it, thank goodness...feeling a bit better today , just as well 'cause I've got loads of cards to do. Not tonight though I've been on u tube researching my outfit for a fancy dress night for charity in the Bowling club, got loads of ideas on make up and hair so all I need to do now is make the dress... no I'm not telling yet what I'm going to's not for another two weeks yet.

Saturday, October 18, 2008

Still not feeling 100% but made this card for an order. This is exactly what she wanted... her design.... Hope she likes it..... Got another one to make tomorrow for a silver wedding.......and I've been trying to get on with the wedding invites today as well. ...Got quite a lot done despite the fact that I'm feeling low. Must have some sort of virus or something..... hope it goes away soon....

Friday, October 17, 2008


No cards from me tonight not been feeling too good all week and today feel worse, but thought I'd let you know about some fab candy at Natalie's blog she is celebrating 1000 hits.......What a week she is having she has also been picked by Do crafts to feature in their January Creativity Mag. Congrats Natalie...

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Jill's cards BLOG CANDY...

Awesome candy over at Jill's cards why not pop over and while you are there look at her cards they are brill.

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Lim's sketch challenge

Did this one for Lim's sketch challenge over on I haven't done a challenge for ages and I liked this sketch. I used Pip and presents stamp with card and stash from my Christmas boxes ( got three Have a nice day ....

Tuesday, October 14, 2008


It's William's birthday today and here's the card I made for him. Not going out tonight 'cause the boys are coming over but we might go out at the weekend. Hope you have a nice day.

Sunday, October 12, 2008

Santa Face

Hello again, just wanted to put this card on before I pop off to bed. I used the Santa Face stamp designed by Janet Roberts, aka Pink Gem. isn't he lovely and some card and lace from my stash, just kept it simple . Nite nite.


I've been Tagged by my friend Babz on
Thanks for including me Babz...
These are the rules:-

1. Link your tagger and list the rules on your blog
2. Share 7 facts about yourself on your blog, some random, some weird
3. Tag 7 people at the end of your post by leaving their names and links to their blog
4. Let them know they've been tagged by leaving a comment on their blog

Isn't funny when you're asked about yourself it's really hard to think of things....Well here goes..

  1. Hubby and I will be celebrating our 30th Wedding Anniversary in March next year, hopefully somehwere
  2. I have two gorgeous Grandson's who I watch on Thursdays & Fridays. One three and a half and the other a year and 9 months old.....handfull but very
  3. My favourite food has got to be Italian with Indian as a close second I also enjoy Chineese as well.
  4. I have a huge Dolls House which Hubby made for me. I made 95% of the furnishings and fittings and it now stands proudly in my Mother-in-Laws hallway. It got too big for our bedroom and she loved it so much I passed it on to her. I'll post some pics later if I can find them.
  5. I used to do a lot of cross stitch and once did a very large pic of a 'Dolls House' which I worked by counting the stitches on a small picture of it that I took from a Magazine. I used a magnifying glass and it took me all of 5 months to complete
  6. I have a lifelong passion for Teddies. I have 2 Steiff bears one Classic and one very cuddly, and loads ( lost count) of others.You can find a bear tucked away in most cupboards in my house. I also wear a gold Teddy round my neck that Hubby gave me on our first Anniversay.
  7. I love all types of music and enjoy dancing.

I have Tagged the following people:-

All of the above have really inspired me in one way or another. I'm off now to put posts on their blogs.

Saturday, October 11, 2008


Hi there, hope you're having as much sunshine to day as we are.....It's lovely why am I not out there I here you say....well here's the reason. This is for a girl in work. The guy loves Karaoki ( hope that's how you spell it) and a wee drink. So here it is. She's really nice and gets me to make all her cards and so far she's loved them all. Fingers crossed for this one... by the way the triangles are meant to be missaligned to match the quirky shape of the frame......

As it says in this cute little pic October is Breast cancer awareness month. Please pass this little penguin on and raise awareness.

Friday, October 10, 2008


I've just reached 2000 hits ....WOW !!! I know that's probably nothing compared to other peeps but I'm really amazed at this..... Thanks to everyone who's been here and had a wee browse or left me lovely comments I really appreciate it, I 'm getting quite into blogging now It's great fun and I love seeing other peoples blogs and their fantastic creations, Crafty peeps are sooooooooooo nice. (but you all know that anyway) lol...hope you all keep coming back....(((HUGS)))

Tuesday, October 07, 2008


Hello again....I know!!!! I've been posting all day you'd think I had nothing to do!!!! lol...Right... I did this for a girl in my work she said the Birthday boy liked Rangers FC and cars. I was sitting staring at the blank card and Hubby asked me what it was for, I told him and he gave me the idea for this card...apparently Rangers have just recently, this week.. got a formula racing car, it just happened to be in the paper lucky was that!!! So I Googled this image and came up with this card. I really hope she likes it, you can't get more up to the minute than this.....