Thursday, 7 August 2008

Cute Card Thursday.....The Two of Us.

Haven't done a challenge for a while, couldn't resist this one! Been waiting to use these Tinker & co chicks since Easter! lol. Googly eyes were an absolute must. Colours haven't come out too good. The card and large chick are actually purple! Never mind, don't suppose he cares lol.

Tuesday, 5 August 2008

A Card For Holly

Hi everyone I'm back, been away for a break. Thanks for all your messages and emails they mean alot. Bit of an OTT card to come back with, but I made it for Holly as a thankyou for the Awards she gave me whilst I was away. I'll try and catch up with you all over the next few days. Thanks for calling, hope you're all enjoying this fabulous summer lol. xxx

Thursday, 17 July 2008

Cute Card Thursday - Challenge 19 Animals Only - No People Allowed!

This weeks challenge, Animals Only - No People Allowed! Loved it! Really enjoyed doing this. Just had a new Elzybells stamp and it so had to be used! Not too good with my colouring so I paper pieced the pup, managed the grass and the caterpillar though!!!lol. Bit addicted to my green at the moment especially the chalk! Thanks for looking xx

Tuesday, 15 July 2008

Funky Fairy Challenge Week 27 - Get Well

Couldn't believe this challenge! I'd just found out a little friend of mine had been picked on by some big boys and had ended up with a black eye! He has been at home for a couple of days to get better before going back to play with his friends. Couldn't resist the googly eyes!!!!

Sunday, 13 July 2008

A Quickie!!!!!!!!!!!!

Well Ladies and Gents, you all know how I throw my hands up in the air at your quick makes!!! well guess what? I've done one of my own!!! My Son asked if I could make him a card for a friend today,! 15mins later....and in between watching Shipwrecked!! I came up with this! Hallelujah for PB stickeroos thats all I've got to say!! A bit of Laura Ashley, CB stamp and my trusty tea leaves chalk!

Saturday, 12 July 2008

Bootiful Stampz Sketch Challenge - Blog candy to be won!!!

To celebrate the Arrival of Maud(New stamp) in the Shop, Sally at Bootiful Stampz is running a sketch challenge competition! All you have to do is make something using the sketch layout.

I have used my 'Xmas Pud Maggie' mounted on green mirror card. The xmas dots papers are free downloads from Funky Fairies, the strips are also on green mirror card.I'm affraid the stickles is still wet! Of course i had to add brads! I know it's a bit jazzy for a xmas card but i think Maggie deserves it!!!!!

Friday, 11 July 2008

Inchy by inch - keys

I decided to bully my 20 year old daughter into crafting. Faye being Faye chose to dive in at the deep end and created this wonderful inchy. The challenge was to incorporate a key into the inchy, she based it upon her favourite tv programme from her childhood. Can you guess what it was?
Considering it was her first ever attempt, to have the tiny door actually openning, was a marvellous feat. She recommends that you enlarge the images to view all the detail.

Thursday, 10 July 2008

Cute Card Thursday, Challenge 18 'A Card For A Child'

This weeks CCT Challenge is to make a card for a child. Just had this stamp from Elzybells, what good timing that was!! Had the dotty card for ages(cheap as chips in tesco!!)been desperate to use it, suits him down to the ground i think!! bit of chalking and my favourite, BRADS(love em!). Oh, Cuddly Buddly HB stamp and some paper piecing

Wednesday, 9 July 2008

Daring Card Makers - 'Got Your Number' Midweek Challenge

You know sometimes you feel like leaving your comfort zone, well thats what I've done! I bought these Fairies from Samcards purely because I love the colours and image (not usually a fairy person). I love decoupage and in some areas there are 5 layers, tried to take a side view piccie, sort of shows!! Came across the DCM Challenge blog and their midweek challenge is to make a card with a number on it. Who would appreciate a cheeky fairy in a glass I thought!! Probably most men! so I went for a 50yr old!!!

Sunday, 6 July 2008

Penny Black Saturday Challenge 4, Buttons and Brads

Here we go again another naff piccie!! Honestly it looks alot better in real life! The greens are much brighter than they look, and the inking doesn't show up much, but it's the first card I have made for the PB challenge(ATC last week!).It was hard to resist the googly eyes! They might still find their way on yet!!! Thanks for stopping by xx

Thursday, 3 July 2008

Cute Card Thursday Challenge 17, The Great Outdoors

This is my first Cute Card Thursday challenge card. The theme is The Great Outdoors. I've been waiting to use my new Hedgie stamp for something so I thought why not! Never coloured before! I'm affraid i'ts abit messy and the sea looks a bit violent but hey we all have to start somewhere! Did the sails with twinkling H2Os, doesn't really show.It looks a bit plain but i'm not one for fuss(never get it right!!). Brads are a favourite, a friend made me a brad possitioning grid/tool which makes it so easy to line them up properly.

Wednesday, 2 July 2008

Anniversary Giraffe Card!!

It's my Mum and Dad-inlaws Wedding Anniversary tomorrow and fancied doing something abit different. Had a look through my Sam stuff and found these. How snuggly are they? Added some copper and black stickles( because thats the law!!), a bit of ribbon and a couple of flowers inside. Thats the wonder of Samcards!!

Sunday, 29 June 2008

Penny Black Saturday Challenge 3

Hi all, absolutely love PB images, so I thought I'd give the Penny Black Saturday Challenge a go. I feel abit of a cheat making an ATC instead of a card, but hey I love doing ATCs. We had to use a PB image and the colours brown, pink and green. It's hard to see but the base card is pink hammered with the edges chalked green. I'm not happy with the size of the brads, I think maybe they are too big. I love the googly eyes, my friend Holly uses them on her animals. Holly is only 4yrs old and has her own blog!(Holly's Blog). How cool is that!

Friday, 27 June 2008

Abbies Pony Card

My Mum-inlaw Norma asked if I could make a card for one of her Great Grandchildren Abbie. Abbie loves ponies, even has her own, so Buddly Ponies were just the ticket. The card was supposed to resemble a stable!! Sort of got it!! Loved making this one. I enjoy making a card far more if I know who it is going to. It's that labour of love thing. Thanks for looking xx

Tuesday, 24 June 2008

Card verses Card!

Two Anniversary Cards, One for my brother and the other for my friends. Which one do I like the best? I love the texture of hammered card, but linen always looks smarter. Being a magpie and liking shiney, the mirrored red i love, but the matt gold is classier! Living in Wales a wooden Love Spoon is a must, so that decision was easy.

Friday, 20 June 2008

Keeping The Family Happy!

After posting cards that I had made for my Dad and Father-inlaw, I thought I'd better even things out! so here are two cards I made, one for my Mum and one for my Mum-inlaw Norma. Almost identical I know, thats why I posted them together. It was the first embossing I'd used, think I prefer the swiss dots. The piccies are abit naff and you can't really see the layers, but hey they liked them! Oh and the second one I stickled, shame the first one had already been posted!!

Tuesday, 17 June 2008

How I Got Started!!

This card was the reason I started crafting. It was my parents 50th Wedding Anniversary and I couldn't find a card for them. I'd already bought the magazine and spookily in the middle was a 50th anniversary card. I liked the layout but thought I could make it abit more special. I set out printing the text from my computer, which took ages! then stained it with cold tea to give it colour. Gathered as much gold stuff :- ribbons, beads, fairy hair or something like that!, papers, you name it I panic bought it! Then I called a crafting mate in desperation for help! Tap on the door and in comes help with a tag maker and a cuttlebug! Never seen one before. Without that help I would still be there now!! That was last September!!!!! You might need to click to enlarge to see in detail!

Sunday, 15 June 2008

Me and My Lovely Daughter Faye Race For Life

Hi All, what a busy weekend! All Wales Cub Funday on Saturday and Race For Life today. Those of you who know me will be flabbergasted to see a piccy of me because I HATE having my piccy taken. The only reason I have posted it is because me and my lovely daughter Faye were running in memory of my Husband Clive who passed away suddenly in January. Taking part in the race was sad but also happy . For everyone out there who has taken part in a Race For Life you know the wonderful feeling you get at the end, you really do feel you have done something worthwhile for your missing loved one. I'm not going to get all maudlin so I'll finish by saying, anyone out there still to do their Race for Life I hope you have been training because my thighs and bum are absolutely killing me!!!!!! Oh but we did do it in 45mins which we think is good for a first attempt! Roll on next year!!!

Friday, 13 June 2008

Fathers Day Cricket Card

Probably have to edit this one!! The pics are bad and the colours are not showing as good as in person, so to speak! I just love the pop-ups, Samcards are so versatile you can easily mix and match, add on or takeaway. You are supplied with so many images to play around with. With this card for my Dad I adapted the inside using papers from Madaboutcards, went abit mad with the cricket balls hanging and sticking them everywhere but hey he loves cricket. The inside is light blue in colour, so that shows my naff piccy taking. I'll try to improve on that!!!!!

Monday, 9 June 2008

How Good Am I !!!!!!!!!

After all the palaver with the buttons a few days ago, how good am I??!!! I managed all by myself to master this art! As you can see button mania and all linked! and I didn't pester my mate once!(on this occasion).

Susan of Samcards kindly emailed me her banner and I even managed that! If you haven't visited Samcards feel free to click. They are full kits and great to make. I will be posting some soon.

Most of you already know Cuddly Buddly, but please click away to your hearts content.

Sunday, 8 June 2008

Cuddly Buddly Flight ATC Challenge

Hi All, this is my ATC for the Cuddly Buddly Flight Challenge. Wanted to use something different and found these chicks in the Easter Bunny Set.

Tuesday, 3 June 2008


Well what a palaver!! "How hard can it be" I asked myself. All I wanted to do was add the Cuddly Buddly Button! Got the button there ok then the fun started. Added some text under it and it shrunk! whats that all about? So deleted text and it stayed small! Tried deleting all of it and start again and ended up with 2 full size buttons!
If in doubt log out thats my moto!
Doesn't end there though, on my next attempt I got a large button "Yippee" I said, but did I leave it there? NO! I had to add a link and thats what I did and yes it shrunk again! This time it can stay small at least it has a link that i did myself!
If you got through that lot well done, please press my button to see if it still works!!

Wednesday, 28 May 2008

Husband Birthday Card

Not exactly sure where this text is going to
turn up but here goes!
Just made this card for my Mother-in-law to
give to, yes you've guessed it my Father-in-law.
I think I'm happy with it! Not what I had in mind, and
the printer is already warming up for the next! I think
I might give her a choice, If I can get my act together!

Friday, 9 May 2008

I am a

What Flower
Are You?

So I'm a Petunia. Apparently that means I am a tried and trusted friend who will be there for my friends when they need me. But I have a tendency to be nervous about doingthings that go against the norm!

Tuesday, 6 May 2008

Buddly ATC

This is my ATC for the Buddly Challenge.