Friday, 26 August 2011

Busy Busy!

Hi Guys

Sorry I haven't updated my blog for a few days, this week has been horribly hectic.  Chris is working away and I'm frantically trying to get everything ready for the kids going back to school.  Come September I'll have 3 children at 3 different schools!  Bethany will be going to board at Strathallan in Perthshire and so there has been a lot of items to buy not including the uniform and everything need to be labelled etc etc...I'm sure you can all imagine!

Very late to be blogging but I was on pick up duty for my daughter Meg after a party this evening and am waiting for her and her 2 friends who are sleeping over to finish their snacks and drop off before I head upstairs, ah the joys of parenthood ;o)

A couple of the items I'm showing you have seen previously on my blog and a couple are new.  These are what we did at card class on Wednesday night, was great fun and I think we actually spent about an hour chatting before we even started!

These little decorated chocolates I first saw on Crafting Claires blog, so take a peek.

Contempo Christmas and the Ornament punch were used for the above card which you can see earlier in my blog.

You cant really see from the picture but these little packages have "Reindeer Food" inside.  I cased them from my wonderful upline Michelle Lasts blog where you can have a look at hers, its lovely!

Off to bed soon & hopefully get my blogging mojo back!


Monday, 22 August 2011

Sail Away

Hey Guys

I'm back from holiday and must admit am feeling the post holiday blues a little bit although I can't grumble because the weather has been good the last couple of days.  Todays card reminded me of my holiday with turquoise blue sea and gorgeous orangy sunsets.  I'm glad I took so many pictures so that I can enjoy it all over again when I look over them.

To make this card I used
Card - Whisper White, Pumpkin Pie
Ink - Tempting Turquoise, Basic Black, Pumpkin Pie
Tools - Extra Large Scallop Punch, Sponges
Stamps - Sail Away, Occasional Greetings

Hope you like it.

Saturday, 20 August 2011

LIM Challenge Week 29 - Things That Move

Hi Guys

Its Saturday and although I only got back from my holiday yesterday I didn't forget the LIM challenge.  I did check in last week to see what the challenge was and all the lovely cards that were submitted. A gal still needs her crafting fix on holiday ;o)

Here is my card for the challenge, I've used a pretty butterfly but kept the whole things very simple with the frame being the main feature.  Hope you like it.

Am also entering this card into the following challenges.
  • Aud Sentiments Challenge Blog - Embossing
  • PaperCrafting Journey Challenge - Anythings Goes
  • Allsorts Challenge - You've Been Framed
  • - Anything Goes
  • Speedy the Cat's Friends Challenge #69 - Emboss it
  • Craft Us Crazy - Anything Goes 
  • CAS-ual Fridays - Embossing

Hope you like it.
Now off to do some chores.


Wednesday, 17 August 2011


Hey Guys

Not a crafty post today as on holiday in Barbados, a truly wonderful place.  We have loved every minute of our holiday and thought I would post a couple of pics!

My daughters at the Lone Star Restaraunt which backs onto the beach, so pretty!

Tuesday, 16 August 2011

Stanleys Birthday

Hey Guys

Here is a little boy card.  Its for my nephew Stanley who will be 5 years old.  Unfortunately we are on holiday and wont see the little man for his birthday :(  I recently ordered the whole set of sizzix alphabet but I think its a great investments and cards automatically look more polished, well mine do anyway.  Bit of a bummer for names of more than 7 letters though ;o)

To make this card I've used
Card - Whisper White, Pacific Blue, Bashful Blue, Old Olive & Real Red
Ink - Pacific Blue
Papers - Celebration DSP
Tools - Star Punch, Sizzix Big Shot, Sizzlets Alphabet

Hope to see you again soon

Monday, 15 August 2011

Finished Baby Album

Hey Guys

You have seen the basic album but here it is all finished and personalised for the little baby Alexander.

Hope they like it.

Friday, 12 August 2011

12 x 12 Wallet

Hey Guys

I'm loathe to mention Gill again as you will all think I have only one friend but to be fair we did have a craft extravaganza the last time we met up.  She showed me how to do this wallet, cant remember where she learned though, oh maybe it was Dawns Stampin Thoughts now I think of it - my fav youtube lady, "Hi Stampers" ;o)

This is really easy and just involves a bit of folding of a 12x12 sheet of Designer Series Paper, no cutting, no glueing, nothing!  Gills one, (the Pumpkin Pie) has a belly band and an insert with a tab top.  Mine doesn't have a belly band and has some decoration on the front and 3 inserts with tab tops.  Love it!

Front view of mine with two tab cards slipped into the top.

View from the bottom with another tab card slipped inside, all in all you have space for 4 little cards.

Hope you like it and come back again soon.

Thursday, 11 August 2011

New baby

Hey Guys

My friend had a baby boy a couple of weeks ago and I will see her husband at a Mojo rehearsal so wanted to get the gift wrapped.  I decided to do my own wrapping, a la Crafting Claire and although its not quite that standard it is nice and I'm pleased with it.  The ribbon is from the US catalogue and its a stitched grosgrain in Bashful Blue, really lush.  I bought a role of poster paper from The Range and hand stamped it with a baby sentiment and the babygrow from the Hostess set A Slice Of Life.

Sorry the pictures aren't fantastic, there is no sunshine today.

Hope you like it
See you soon

Wednesday, 10 August 2011

More friendship

Hi Guys

Am scheduling some posts while on holiday so they may not all tie in nicely or be on a particular theme.  This one is a covered notebook that I actually did ages ago, before I went to Glasgow.  I did it for Gill but forgot to take it with me, aargh, senior moments!!!  Will get it to her at some point and she knows what I'm like ;o)

I've used Newsprint DSP which is one of my all time favourites, I sometimes go and just look over it, sad but true and I know that there are others out there just like me - you know who you are ;o)  Its hard to see but I've separated the inside of the notebook using tabs made using the Round tab punch.  The sentiment is from a retired set but I love it.

To make this I used
Card - Basic Black, Very Vanilla
Papers - Newsprint DSP
Ink - Basic Black
Embellishements - Certainly Celery Satin Ribbon
Tools - Round Tab Punch

Hope you like it

Tuesday, 9 August 2011


Hi Guys

This card is one for the miscellaneous folder, for those of you who separate your stash of cards ;o)  The main stamp is from the set Occasional Greeting (110520) £30.95 for wood.  You get a fantastic TWELVE stamps in this set, TWO of which are suitable for Christmas cards which I know we are all thinking about at the moment.

I've chosen Pumpkin Pie, Chocolate Chip & Whisper White for my colour scheme, not one that I use a lot but I really like it.

To make this card
Card - Whisper White, Pumpkin Pie
Ink - Chocolate Chip
Stamps - Occasional Greetings, Itty Bitty Bits
Tools - 1/2" Circle Punch
Embellishments - 1/4" Pumpkin Pie Grosgrain Ribbon

Monday, 8 August 2011

Itty Bitty Bits

Hey Guys

This card is based on one my friend Gill showed me, she had made it at a stampin up event in Glasgow and I thought it was pretty cute so here is my version of it.  I've used Rich Razzleberry and Whisper White as my colour scheme.

To make this card
Card - Whisper White
Ink - Rich Razzleberry
Stamps - Itty Bitty Bits, Party This Way
Tools - 1/2" circle punch, scoring blade
Embellishments - Rich Razzleberry 1/4" Grosgrain Ribbon

Hope to see you again soon

Saturday, 6 August 2011

Less Is More Challenge - Week 27

Hey Guys

Although I've missed a few challenges I've kept abreast of what was happening with the LIM girls, love it!
Finally managed to fit in another one, this week is Flag week, a card the colour of your countries flag, so Red, White & Blue it is.  Not sure why, but these colours always make me think of rosettes, so I thought a congratulations card.  The colours don't show up fantastically well here but I've used Real Red, Night of Navy and Whisper White.

Hope the girlies at LIM like it, good to be back!


My free gift!

Hi Guys

I don't have a card for you today but couldn't resist showing off my free gift - yours if you place an order of £75 or more between now and 31 August.

Love those little clips and have them already but have run down a lot, they are so dinky and lush!

 A close up of the zipper tag "Stampin Up!".  I have my very own Stampin Up cosmetic purse, yay!  Am definately taking that to Barbados with me on Monday ;o)

I am off on holiday on Monday for ten days but have scheduled some posts so there isn't too much of a gap.  I have asked my hubby for Convention as my birthday present this year (its on 18th August) so am crossing my fingers that will happen.

Bye for now

Friday, 5 August 2011

Contempo Cards

Hey Guys

Still on the Christmas theme, I'm on a mission, cant you tell?  This card is also made using Contempo Christmas but I've used the tree instead of the bauble this time.  This card is cased from Julies Japes but I added glitter to the body of each of the trees to add a little Christmas sparkle. 

To make this card
Card - Old Olive, Real Red, Very Vanilla
Ink - Real Red, Old Olive
Stamps - Contempo Christmas
Tools - Decorative Label Punch
Embellishments - Basic Rhinestones, Dazzling Diamonds Glitter

Thursday, 4 August 2011

Amazing Christmas Offer!

Hey Guys

I have another Christmas card here, isn't it just the way that when you start with a particular stamp set and get going all sorts of ideas pop into your head and you just can stop.  I may stop when I think all of you are sick of the stamp set but this one has to be a keeper.  I love it, its called Contempo Christmas (120594) and so cost effective at £12.95 (4 stamps) for the clear stamp set, you really cant do better than that.  I've used the matching Ornament Punch (119847) £15.50 which just makes live so easy when you have lots to do.

So here is my amazing offer - buy both the Contempo Christmas & the Ornament Punch and I will include the Night of Navy 5/8" Satin Ribbon for only £2.50!!!  Thats approx 14metres of gorgeous satin ribbon worth £6.75 for only £2.50!!!  The total cost of your pack will be £30.95 plus p&p £4.95. Offer is limited to one per person and is available for month of August only.  Email me on to place an order.

**Please note Contempo Christmas is also available in wood (118734) at £15.95, if you prefer the wood, your order total would be £33.95 plus p&p at £4.95.**

Here is a close up of the ornament, I have stamped it directly onto the Very Vanilla cardstock then stamped again on a smaller piece to then punch out, fold slightly and adhere to the card, so effective!

To make this card
Card - Night of Navy, Very Vanilla, Garden Green
Ink - Night of Navy
Stamps - Contemp Christmas
Tools - Ornament Punch, Decorative Label Punch
Embellishments - Night of Navy Satin Ribbon

Wednesday, 3 August 2011

Christmas is here! Well not really, just in preparation!

Hey Guys

I have started the Christmas countdown and added a couple of Christmas cards to each card class from now until Dec.  May seem early but definately a godsend for those of you wanting to make your own Christmas cards and desperate to get started.

The first card is this one, cased from Julie Kettlewells blog.  Its not my usual colour combo especially for Christmas but thought it looked lovely in this card.

To make this card
Card - Soft Suede, Very Vanilla, Early Espresso
Ink - Crumb Cake, Early Espresso
Stamps - Contempo Christmas
Tools - Ornament Punch
Embellishments - Diamante

Hope to see you again soon

Tuesday, 2 August 2011

New Pink Ladies Blinkie!

Hi Guys

Check out the new Pink Ladies blinkie on the right!  So its official (well more official) I am a Pink Lady & you could be too!  If you love crafting and card making and want to earn lots of free products and most importantly be a Pink Lady then email me on or call me for a chat.

Sorry no crafty stuff today :(
Back with more tomorrow

Monday, 1 August 2011

My first Blog Candy

Hi Guys

Am feeling very pleased with myself in that I have created my first blog candy.  I remember seeing lots of these at convention and being pretty blown away by how fabulous they were, such a great idea and lots of inspiration in just one of these sheets.  Anyway here is mine.  I haven't stuck to a specific stamp set as such but maintained the colour combination which was Baja Breeze, Soft Suede and Very Vanilla.

I have used quite a few punches for these!
Card - Baja Breeze, Soft Suede, Very Vanilla
Ink - Soft Suede, Baja Breeze
Stamps - Vintage Vogue
Embellishments - Very Vanilla Grosgrain ribbon, Pearls
Tools - Punches, Boho Blossoms, Star, Tag, Scallop Circle, Hearts, Large Heart, Word Window, Scalloped Edge