Tuesday, September 29, 2009

This is just the BEST Candy ever..

Fantastic candy over at http://crafterskitchen.blogspot.com/ Hop over and join in.

More Golden Oldies

Another card done with the Golden Oldies Decoupage range. My friend Marie asked me to do this card for her Cousin's birthday and she picked this image out for me to use. She said it just suits him as he's really cheeky and derserves it...lol Well all I can say is I hope the guys got a good sense of humour.
Been blogging tonight trying to find a new name for my blog...getting a bit fed up with Busybee Vee I think it's time for a change so watch this space.

Sunday, September 27, 2009

WOJ Wedding Carriage....

At last!! my WOJ stamps have arrived. They must have got held up with the postal strike in Glasgow a few days ago. I've had a crafty day today, been playing around with my Craft Robo and cut out loads of flowers and borders. Stamping and colouring too. I made this wedding card tonight, not for anyone in particular so I haven't added any names to it yet.

Here's what I used.....

Image WOJ Wedding Carriage, Papers form my stash, Fiskars border punch Sunburst, Ribbon from Hobby Craft, Flowers the Works.

I'm entering this card in the Papertake weekly challenge as I used their sketch.

Thanks for stopping by.

Saturday, September 26, 2009

Just Magnolia and a flower...

Hi there!!! hope you are all enjoying the weekend. I've got the house to myself today so I'm crafting...

This card is for the Just Magnolia challenge and they are looking for a colour combo of Pink, Grey and the option to use Black. I found this fab flower on Julie's blog with a link to the Tutorial of how to make it here. So I had a go and I'm really pleased with the end result. I'll never be stuck for a flower again. Just do them in whatever colour you need, big or small. The grey papers are from Craft Creations and the pink dotted one came from a scrapbook set I bought a few years ago. The strawberry is from The Hobby House and of course the image is Tilda. Going to get a bite to eat now and then more crafting.... ooooh I'm enjoying myself...lol.

Thanks for visiting.

Thursday, September 24, 2009

"Getting Sporty" @ Charisma

Morning everyone this weeks challenge is set by me, and I've gone for a sport theme.
My DT card is for a 7 year old Liverpool fan.

Now don't be put off thinking it's a guy thing, 'cause there are loads of female and kids sporty things too. So it's your interpretation of "sport" so lets all get crafting and have some fun with this one.

This weeks prize is a selection of digi images from Wimsie Doodles and has been donated by our very own Sweet and Crafty Gal... Carly! the lucky winner this week will also be invited to be a Guest DT for one week over at Charisma Cardz. How cool is that!!!. So why not join in this week and do something sporty for Charisma's challenge. Looking forward to seeing all your fab creations.

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

21st Birthday...2 cards...one for Sketch Saturday..

Two cards from me tonight both for the same girl. Her Mum asked me to do one from her brother and wanted something to do with elderly people as she works in a care home. She also wanted it funny.... the things people ask for....lol....So I came up with this one I gave it to her today and she loved it. Thank goodness!!!! I am also entering it into the Sketch Saturday challenge this week. The other card is from her parents so I used the FF bear with champagne as she loves bears. Well that's me for tonight off now to get a cuppa and some toast before bed.

Monday, September 21, 2009

Wedding and Pearl Anniversary...

I seem to be doing a lot of these lately.....Weddings Anniversaries and Christenings. I really like doing these cards 'cause you can use really special paper and card and lots of lovely embellishes. The Wedding card however is not what I intended... The reason being I ordered the WOJ Marriage stamp with the bride and groom in the carriage.....and guess what...It's not arrived yet and I don't have time to wait for it. WOJ have dispatched it so I can only guess that it's stuck somewhere in one of these stupid Postal disputed Offices. Glasgow being one of them...Grrr. Never mind I'll just have to be patient I suppose. Both of these cards have decoupage from Craft Creations, Pearl card also from CC and all the other embellishes are from my stash. I used the Cuttlebug Embossing folder Elegant swirls and Oval Nesties and the DP I really love and have used a lot lately is from the Signature range from Papermania called Regency. I just wish I had bought more than one pad.... Over at Stamp Something they want you to use your favourite colours or papers so I'm entering these cards there. I'm off to bed now as I have an early rise in the morning, I promised myself to get to bed before 12 for a change.

Thanks for visiting hope you all have a lovely week.

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Dogs and a 70th Birthday...

Hi !! I'm back, computer all sorted!!!.
My son Matt fitted a new hard drive to my Laptop and put back all my applications . All I have to do is redo all the drivers for my software and everything will be back to normal. Phew!!! Thought for one scary moment I was going to have to buy a new computer!! So panic over and we're back crafting again.
I did this card a few days ago for my Friend Dorothy for a 70th Birthday for her friend who has two Black Labradors, hence the pic on the card. I Decoupaged the front dog to make is stand out a bit more. The DP is from HOTP, I used CB bark embossing folder on the brown paper and mounted the sentiment on to Labels 2 Nesties.The ribbon is from my stash, I Googled the image and went through hundreds of them but when I saw this one I loved it instantly.
Thanks for stopping by.

Saturday, September 19, 2009


Hi there hope you are all having a better Saturday than me.....: ( sob!! sob!!..... my poor laptop is sick! sick! sick!...... It crashed on me three times today and is making weird crackling noises. I've been getting messages saying my hard drive is about to terminate...OMG I've been in shock all day trying to get the stupid thing to open Windows so that I could back up some files. Finally at tea time I managed to get it going and I now have to go into Glasgow tomorrow and buy a new hard drive. Matt my son, knows all about these things and I trust him, so he will fit it for me and hopefully all will be well again. I have orders to do for Tuesday and I really need my computer. Fingers crossed it works for the rest of the evening and I can get some stuff done. I'm scared to switch it off in case I can't get it going again....

Right now on to my card... I found this one in the card file and realised I never put it on the blog. I made it for my friend Maureen's birthday a few weeks ago. I also altered a little box that I had, and matched it to the card and put in some flowers and charms and stuff for her cards. I'm pleased to say she really loved it. The DP is from the Signature range and is called Regency,the image is Kneeling Willow from the WOJ spring collection. Oval Nesties, flowers are a mix of Poppicraft and Prima and the charm is from the Hobby House. The embossing is CB Elegant Swirls folder. The ribbons are from my stash.
Sorry for the long post and thanks for reading my moans....lol Hope I have a much better day tomorrow!!!!.

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Vee's Sketch Pad..New Sketch from Elaine....

Hi again, just a quick post to let you know there is a fab new Sketch up on my other blog
Vee's Sketch Pad. This one is from the lovely Elaine. She has also done a gorgeous card so why not pop over and grab some inspiration.


Hi everyone I'm a bit late posting my DT card for Charisma today as I forgot to schedule it last night. Still trying to get used to my new work pattern and forgot I was working today so didn't have time to do it this morning. Never mind here it is now.

I used K & Co DP, Poppicraft flowers, Image is Bubbles, ribbon from stash, sentiment was a freebie from Papercrafts Mag, circle Nesties and the button is from the Works.

This weeks theme is Flower Power, so why not pop over to Charisma and join in the fun.

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

First Tri-Fold Card..... UPDATE....


Hi everybody hope you all had a lovely weekend we had sunshine right through for a change, it was lovely. This card was for a female who plays Bowls and it was for her 70th Birthday...Ever since I saw these cards I've wanted to have a go at one and decided to do this Female bowling card with the Tri fold. I searched for hours for a decent female bowling pic and couldn't find one that I liked enough so I used this plain image that I've had for years. As you can see is not very feminine and I didn't want it on the front of the card so the tri-fold was just perfect for it.
It was very well received by the girl who ordered it, so much so that she paid me more than I asked and she has given me another order for her Son's 30th birthday. So I think I can safely say it was a success. Phew!!! I always worry when I do a new design that people won't like it as much as I do.
So here's what I used.......Labels 2 Nesties, Image is a decoupage from FGS Creative Designs,various peel offs, X cut small heart punch, flowers from Poppicraft, and the DP is Small Dots from Craft Creations. I absolutely love this paper it's so versatile you can use it on any kind of card. I've got a few more cards to post later tonight when I get them finished. Have a lovely day wherever you are and thanks for popping in.

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

APRON CARD......2 challenges.

A fun card made for an order for a guy who is a Chef and loves doing BBQ's as well. I hope he likes it...fingers crossed. Not much to it really as you can see. Just stuck on a bottle and glasses and made some cutlery to go in the pocket. I made something similar for my Son Matt's 21st as he's a BBQ fan as well. A guy card with a difference. I am entering this one into Papertake weekly as they want you to "fake it". Well there is faux stitching all round the apron so I think that counts and Inky Impressions are also looking for Faux stitching.


This card is part of the same order for above. This one is for the couples 10th Wedding Anniversary. So I put a metal charm on as the 10th Anniversary is supposed to be tin/ metal. The papers are PM Raspberry Champagne, image is FF coloured of course with my Copics,I used oval Nesties and CB embossing folder , elegant Swirls. The heart charm is from the Works. Large heart punch from Woodware. Ribbon John Lewis. Of now to do another card and hopefully some blog hoping round all your fab entries to this week Charisma challenge which is 'Patchwork'.

Thursday, September 10, 2009


Well here we are Thursday again!!!!, my week off has just flown by. I'm not back till Tuesday though so still got loads of time to do more crafting....Wooohoo!!

This is my DT card for this weeks challenge which is Patchwork. I decided to do a baby card. Here's what I used:-

Image FF

Circle Nesties

CB embossing folder Babies

Pink Lace from my good friend Carly...

Charm from The Hobby House

Roses from Sassy...

DP I don't know ...sorry..I've had it for years..

Our sponsor this week is Squiggle Stamps and they are offering one lucky winner some Halloween Goodies. So why not pop over and join in the Charisma Fun this week. I look forward to visiting all your lovely blogs again this week. Have fun...........
I'm entering this card for the Stamp Something challenge this week they want to see your favourite embelishment. Mine is this little strawberry charm, I love them and bought loads, they're great for all kinds of cards.

Wednesday, September 09, 2009


Hello again, here is the bowling card for my friend Stewart. I've used the Paper Nation decoupage Bowls man senior ( sorry Stewart...lol)...The green paper which I thought looked just right for a bowling green is PM Cool tones. The backing papers is from Crafty Bitz....the trophy is a rub on and the 65 a peel off mounted onto circle Nesties. Sentiment done on Computer and mounted on to Labels 2 Nesties. Looking forward to the weekend when his family are having a Party to celebrate his birthday and retirement. Can't beat a good party.... Right I'm off now to make something GIRLY!!! too much guy stuff today....lol.

Alsorts Challenge, Something for the boys...

I made this card yesterday for my friend who's birthday is this weekend. As you can see I used his fav team colours as the main theme. This one is for my friends to give to him, I've still to make one from me and Hubby and that will have a bowling theme. Pop back later to see that one. Alsorts have a men/boys theme this week so I'm entering it there. Ive used Oval Nesties, CB folder Happy Birthday , Brads from stash, Aluminum numbers and I Googled the Picture.
Off now to get the other card finished. Thanks for popping in.

Tuesday, September 08, 2009


Our fab hosts Carlyann and Leanne from Charisma, have set up a new blog to feature Divine creations from around the globe.
There's no stopping these Gals.!!! They want to know if you'd like to be featured!!! and have a truly awesome Candy to celebrate the launch....the Gorjuss Girls Set #2 ... Woooop Woooop!!! So pop over there and see what it's all about.

Catch you later......

Monday, September 07, 2009


Hello everyone! I've been so saddened to read an article about a 13 year old girl called Paige who has very sadly lost part of her arm in a boating accident. Her friend and Neighbour Erin is asking if everyone can help her through this traumatic time by sending a card. Full details are here on Erin's Blog. So many people have already contributed to Erin's cause, so lets all join in and help Paige.

Please give your support for this little girl and her family. Thank you.

Ooooh!! a lovely award...

What a lovely surprise on a Monday morning ......
My lovely friend and fellow DT over a Charisma has given me this fab award, thanks so much Carly it's really sweet of you to think of me.

The Rules of this award are:-

I have to pass it onto 4 people who i love recieving comments from and regually leave me wonderful comments.....
so they are....

I can think of a lot more than four, and I'd like to include everyone who leaves me such inspiring comments it really is lovely to receive them.

Friday, September 04, 2009

A big Thank you...

Hello everyone just a quick post tonight to thank everyone for your best wishes for my Mum. She is out of hospital and doing okay. I saw her tonight and she's much better looking and quite cheery, so for the moment I can relax and stop worrying so much. Might even get some cards done this weekend, hopefully. Hope you all have a lovely weekend.

Thursday, September 03, 2009


This is my DT card for this weeks Charisma challenge which is Swirls and curls with hearts as a little extra. We are sponsored this week by Simon says who are offering a $20 voucher to spend in their store. Fab prize.!!!!....

Here's what I used.....DP Papermania, flowers a mixture of Poppicraft and others. and the sentiment is Penny Black. Brad Papermania and I wound some silver wire round a paintbrush and made some curls to go on the flower. You can just about see them in the pic if you look closely. This card was very quick to make but I think very effective. Thanks for popping in . Hop over to Charisma and join in the fun, looking forward to seeing all your fab creations again this week.