Tuesday, 22 December 2009

Merry Christmas

Wishing everyone a very Merry Christmas, and a Happy new year.

Love from

Wednesday, 2 December 2009

Cards for Men challenge 1

This is the first Challenge of Cards for Men. I have made this card for my no 1 son, who loves black n white, I have used dp's from Making Memories black and white pad. added the sentiment with the computer and highlighted the capital letters and the digi stamp/gsd file by (fanbricol) with gold glamour dust.

Just like to say a big thank you for Donna, for a much needed blog on Mens/boys cards, they are always so difficult to make for, and Im sure we will get lots of inspiration from the design team.


Thursday, 26 November 2009

Promarker Challenge 27

This weeks challenge theme was vintage, I admit I found this a little difficult and had to think about it. I ended up doing a sepia toned card and as its the first time Ive attempted a monochome image, I had to read Debbi's tutorial on Monochrome before I attempted it, so thank you Debbi it was a great help.

The image was a freebie but I cant remember where from.
DP K&Co, Buttons, beads, n small embelishment from stash.
Promarkers - Burnt sienna, Ivory, Vanilla and Chestnut.
Sentiment stamp- Hobby Art.
Edge's blushed with SU ink More mustard.

Thank you for looking


Thursday, 19 November 2009


One for Mercy's Tuesday sketch, I love this little Precious moments image. Ive coloured it with Promarkers, Cut the leaves by hand n coloured those with promarkes too. added the little flowers and used liquid pearls in the center. Card stock and embossed card, ribbon from stash.

Promarker challenge 26

This weeks Promarker challenge 26, Colour combo, Burnt umber and Marsh green. Took me a while this one, as I didnt have many images which went with those colours, in the end I settled for Edwin.

Stamps:- Image-Magnolia, leaves-Lavinia, and the little mouse-Allnight Media, Plant pot-Tapestry stamps DP K&Co and MME

Leone em Punch

Promarkers-Burnt umber, Marsh green, spice, gold, pastel pink, blush

Gold liquid pearls

Saturday, 14 November 2009

Just because

Im trying to use up the odd bits in my stash box, Ive no idea where the bits come though, but the stamp is precious moments. and Ive coloured it with Promarkers. I will add the sentiment when I need a card.

The weather here is dreadful, its blown the patio table over, which has iron legs. I just hope the fence's hold up. Take care and stay safe where ever you are.


Thursday, 12 November 2009

In the pink

Promarkers Challenge 25

Another dip in the Tilda's for this one,
DP from the Bittersweet Pad from Basic Grey
Tilda coloured with the following Promarkers:- Lipstick, Baby pink Pale Pink, Satin, Blush, Dusky pink, Caramel.
Flowers:- Leone Em punches, coloured with Lipstick, Baby pink, Pale pink, and Meadow Green. and I added some stickle's to the skirt

Faux brads from Craftwork Cards, Blanket Stitched, n ribbon and cardstock from stash, Im not sure where the sentiment is from

Friday, 6 November 2009

Peachy Keen Challenge 15

Peachy Keen Challenge 15 http://peachykeenstampschallenge.blogspot.com/

I loved this layout, so I just had to play along,

The backing papers is forever friends fesive pad
Im not sure where the image is from, but I coloured it with Promarkers.
Printed the narrow sentiment and then added it to the card.

Thursday, 5 November 2009


This is for Mercy's Tuesday Sketch, I had it done yesterday, n then stuck me inky finger on it. I could'nt disguise it either as it was right on the image, what a bummer eh!.

Image is from Pollycraft coloured with Promarkers, as for the rest of the stuff, I cant remember where any of it comes from. (senior moment) lol. its been that way all day!

thank you for looking


Wednesday, 4 November 2009

Promarkers challenge week 24

This weeks Promarkerng challenge was to use the colour's Grass and Canary. So I though Id give one of my Tilda stamps an airing, it's ages since Ive used them.

Ive gone for a carribean look for this card, Im not to sure about it though.

Promarkers, Grass, Canary, Cocoa, Cinnamon, Coral and Black. Backing papers and ribbon from stash and sentiment stamps by SU and Magnolia, plus Spellbinders, SU punch.

Thank you for looking


Thursday, 29 October 2009

Same but different.

This is Suzy, is'nt she cute. I love her little ugg boots and lantern. Im on a roll with me Christmas cards, only about 6 more to do........ (this is unheard of as it's normally a last minute rush)

Image:- http://www.pollycraftdesigns.co.uk/epages/es110425.sf
Background:- http://rebeccasscrappingsilliness.blogspot.com/
Punches:- Friskars, SU
Sentiment:- SU
Pastel pink
Dusky pink
Pastel yellow
Plus:- Glamour Dust, Glossy Acents.

Promarker Challenge

I have finally decided to have a go at this challenge, Ive been looking every week at the beautiful cards, n now Im taking the plunge. Its taken a while to pluck up the courage.

Image:- http://countrycraftergooglemailcom.blogspot.com/
Backgound:- http://rebeccasscrappingsilliness.blogspot.com/
Punches:- Friskars, SU
Sentiments:- SU
Pale pink
Dusky pink
Plus:- Glamour dust, Gold Mirriboard, Glossy Acents.

Thank you for looking

Sunday, 25 October 2009

Well so far I seem to be ahead with my Christmas cards, which until now was unheard of. This is Millie (with snowball) I decided to use green for the coat and hat, and Im quite pleased with the result.. (which is very unusual for me, as like most crafters Im very self critical) Coloured with promarkers, and stamped sentiment is from SU

thank you for looking

Back from holidays

It seems ages ago, I was last here. Ive been on holiday for the last 3 weeks. first week was spent with crafting friends in Burnham on sea, where we all had a fantasic time, a little crafting, a lot of laughs, and a few shopping trips, (for craft goodies of course) my thanks to Viv, Pam, Jackie, and Sandra for your company, one memory that will stick in my mind forever, was the poor boy who tried to take our order for dinner.. after a little highjinx he was shaking.. poor lad.

Then two weeks in Zante, which was like going home. we stayed in Kalamki, a small village, a few bar/resturaunts and a great beach, which is famous for its breeding grounds for the loggerhead turtles. the weather wasnt as good as we would have like but we had a great time anyway.

The photo is of Banana beach, which is fairly unpopulated even in the height of the season

Its nice to be back though


Sunday, 27 September 2009

Peachy Keen blog hop challenge

This is my entry for the Peachy Keen blog hop challenge, Ive turned the sketch on its side. Digital image from the Digital Boutique, coloured with promarkers, and Ive highlighted the snowflakes with glamour dust. Papers by Papermania, sentiment stamp by Buzz craft, n used the cropodile to add eyelets for the ribbon.

Thank you for looking


Wednesday, 23 September 2009


Practicing with the blues (promarkers) for this one, another digi image, (cant remember where from) and backing papers from Papermania, (Blueberry Hill)

Thank you for looking



Ive had another busy few days, but hopefully Im about organised ready for the crafty week in Burnham on sea. Ive been practicing with the Promarkers. This one using browns.. I think Im getting there. I have used a digital image fromhttp://www.digistampboutique.co.uk/catalog/ backing papers from Anna Griffin

Thank you for looking


Friday, 18 September 2009


Ive had two of my Grandsons here since Monday, so crafting has taken a back seat, but I needed to practice colouring with Promarker reds, as the last time I did it was too orangy, but I was quite pleased with the results of this one, its nowhere near perfect, but I will keep practicing. Digi image, promarkers, cuttlebug swiss dots folder, sentiment stamp from SU.

Thank you for looking

Tuesday, 15 September 2009

Frogs snails, and puppy dog tails

This weeks Daisy May Challege is a baby card, Ive done this one, and Ive another to finish.... so Im not sure which one I will enter..

Coloured with Promarkers, Puppy stamp is magnolia, not sure about the frog, the snails are from Kay co. the digi image is a free image from http://digitaltuesday.blogspot.com/ stiched around the backing papers


Monday, 14 September 2009

Mercys Tuesday Sketch Challenge

I decided to start my Christmas cards, and was looking for inspirations, and looking at a card a friend had made, decided to have a go at this challenge, (which Ive been meaning to do for some time) Created the background in PSP, added the verse of a Christmas carol, and punched the petals out for the flower..

Thank you for looking

Sunday, 13 September 2009

Daisy May

Im was a little late with this challenge, The theme was pink.. also I need to get to grips with this blogging... so I can enter the challenges easier, as not every challenge has a mr linky.. I hope everyone is enjoying the sunshine, Im off to make up some flowers, Ive got the punches all ready, no I need to hunt for the papers..


Sunday, 6 September 2009

Second choice

The first picture is of the outside fold, and the other is of the card opened out...


Its that time again

Fairy Doodles

My Papercraft class starts again this thursday, and they have a choice of two projects the first one is a wallet card with two tags, and the second one is a concentina fold card.. It does'nt seem that long ago we stopped for the holidays...
or that we have been going 3 years.. but they are all raring to go again..

I hope they like the first project..

Ive used a buzzcraft fairy doodles stamp set for both projects, although Im not too sure where the papers were from, The sentiment is a PB stamp, coloured with promarkers and copics, ribbon from stash, and the faux brads are made from a hole punch then glossy accents added to give it dimention. edges blushed with SU rust ink.

They have 2 hours so it should be a completed project by the end of the evening, (thats if the chatter n laughter does'nt last all evening)... like it does most of the time.. the class will have a choice of papers to use, and of course a choice of colours to colour the image.. I know of at least one person who will choose blue....

thank you for looking

Friday, 4 September 2009

One from yesterday

I did this one yesterday as I had all the bit n pieces on the table, and thought Id use them up, the sentiment was from a fellow blogger who very kindly left if for anyone who wanted to use it... so thank you..


Thursday, 3 September 2009

For a special Mum

Ive made this for my one of the ladies from my papercraft class whose Mum who will be 90 years old next tuesday. I used punches to make the flowers and leaves, just inked the edges to give it some definition..

thank you for looking

Wednesday, 2 September 2009

Ive Been playing again

I saw a super card made with this image and I just had to try it.. it was a bit of a marathon job though, but I do get carried away sometimes..

I coloured the image with copics and promarkers, added some extra grass to fill the bottom out. blushed the the edge with blue to resemble the sky, cut it out with me nesties, Cut the outer circle and the tree out with the craft robo. Watercoloured the tree to look somethin like a tree, created the signpost from clipart and added New Home.. coloured it and cut it out, a little bit of raffia n Im done.. Phewwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww...

Monday, 31 August 2009

Cute Daisy May Challenge

My take on this weeks CDM thank you challenge, Ive used one of my favourite images for this one, http://countrycraftergooglemailcom.blogspot.com/)(I cant for the life of me remember where the papers were from though, I coloured the image with copic's and promarkers, then painted the wings with H20's, cut the swirls out with the sissix, and added some tiny flowers n embelished with liquid pearls.. and just for once Im early... with this challenge

Thank you for looking

Saturday, 29 August 2009

Peachy Keen Challenge 10

Hi all, this is my take on the Peachy Keen Challenge, Buttons and Bows.. Congratulations on your news stamp from SU, this certainly was a challenge, but I enjoyed doin it.. not as easy as it looks. anyone looking for a real challenge
http://peachykeenstampschallenge.blogspot.com/ and they have some great stamps too. I have some on my to get list, as soon as my craft fund has increased (lol)

Thank you for looking


Thursday, 27 August 2009

Daisy May Challenge card

Ive Another Daisy May challenge card from me this week.. boy Im doin well.. The theme blue and green.. I have to say that I love blue and green together... I have used Promarkers to colour the image, craft robo to cut out the leaf shapes, added some bling which I placed on top of tiny blue circles, a whispers sentiment card from stash, and K&Co paper. Cute Daisy May image ( Image from http://countrycraftergooglemailcom.blogspot.com/) Thank you for looking


Saturday, 22 August 2009

Cute Daisy May Challenge

My Daisy May challenge card,

I love this image its so versatile.. I managed to get this done in between, getting lunch for my Grandson's who are on a sleepover for a few days, Although Ive had to put most of the stuff away, as its like a magnet, Sam whose 5 just loves colouring sticking n gluing.

Backing paper from K&Co, card stock from stash
coloured with Pro markers, Penny Black sentiment stamp, Nestabilities, and punched flowers coloured ith promarkers..

Thank you for looking

Wednesday, 19 August 2009

Peachy Keen Challenge 9

Something a little different from me this week. but I did enjoy this challenge.

Ivory n black.. background paper from Jak Heath (Crafters Kitchen) Printed first verse of the Christmas carol O'little town of Bethlehem, on to ivory card stock, so thats my square done... circle stamp and centre flower stamp is from SU. gold star brads n ribbon from stash. cut them out with the circle Nestabilities, Then added a little gold glamour dust to tie it altogether. Thank you for looking

Tuesday, 18 August 2009

Two the same, different colours

Two the same different colours, I didnt have any backing paper that matched, so I photographed the images, and then created my own.. Stamp by Blanc, yellow one coloured with copics, the pink one coloured by promarkers. ribbon and cardstock from stash, corner stamped with (My minds eye) wild asparagus, sentiment by Papercraft for you. Thank you for looking

Saturday, 15 August 2009

Peachy Keen Challenge card

Boy has this card been a marathon, Ive been playin at it most of the day, I even had Daphs input. Sorry the pictures a bit squiffy n all... Im pleased to be playing along this week.. Ive no Peachy Keen stamps so Ive had to sit out for the last two.

Backing papers from K&Co and Anna Griffin, Daisy May image, http://countrycraftergooglemailcom.blogspot.com/ and a Jayne Lazerenco holly stamp. I cut the holly and the image out to put on the card. coloured with Promarkers, and sentiment from stash

Thursday, 13 August 2009

Sugar Nellies

Both images are Sugar Nellies.... I got all the bits ready and took to Daphs at the weekend. 3 in all.. this is the first two..

Daisy May challenge

After looking at the Daisy May designs for a few weeks, I finaly made up my mind to get a few.. which ones should I go for.... I wanted them all... in the end I narrowed it down to six sheets... And this is my first challenge card.. I coloured the image with promarkers, (blush, pastel pink, rose, vanilla, pastel yellow, sandstone, cornflower, coolgrey 1, 2, and 4, lime green. I made the flowers using the Leone em bumble bee and a small oak leaf. I used my own designed backing papers and two friskars punches

Daisy May Christmas

My first Daisy May christmas card. I have used my own designed backing papers, and coloured the image with Promarkers, Pale blue, cornflower, blush, pastel pink, n stone. and two X snowflake punches, then added glamour dust.

Friday, 24 July 2009

SASSC 25 Challenge Card

My Challenge card for this week... Green and Apricot card stock from the Paper Mill, ribbon and brads from stash, Stamp is by Blanc. and is coloured with Derwent colour soft pencils and sansador.. I blushed the edges with SU moss, and the sentiment stamp and punches are also SU.

Tuesday, 21 July 2009

Peachy Keen Challenge no 5

This is my offering for the Peachy Keen Challenge. I printed a piece of blue card stock with a deeper blue polka dot, the plain card did'nt do it for me. I have used a stamp from Stamps Happen, collecting sea shells, swirl stamp from Craftwork cards, promarkers, tiny flower punch, SU border punch, ribbon and sentiment from stash. and liquid pearls for the flower centers.

Saturday, 18 July 2009

SASSC24 Challenge

My SASSC24 Challenge card, I hope you like it. It took a while to decide what to do though, Ive bin lookin at the papers for a two days waiting for me mojo to come back... (lol) have used card stock and ribbon stash, a stamp Ive had for so long Ive forgotten where it came from, Promarkers, butterfly punch,

Wednesday, 15 July 2009

Peachy Keen Challenge

My Peachy Keen Challenge card for this week.. Back to me Tilda's for this one..

I have used Magnolia Tilda and Edwin,
K&Co Papers
3 buttons from stash
Sissix Daisy Die
plus sentiment (Not sure where from)

Friday, 10 July 2009

SASSC23 Challenge

Somethin a little different... for this weeks challenge. I have used stamps by Hero Arts, Promarkers, card and ribbon from stash..

Wednesday, 8 July 2009

Peachy Keen Challenge

Back to a somethin Im much more comfortable with, for this challenge, after the last marathon card. ( I do admire all those who can do them with ease, and make them to perfection )

For this challenge I have used my own design backing papers, ribbon from stash, Sugar nellie Chickadee stamp, Derwent colour soft pencils, promarkers and whispers pens, plus nestabilities, Leone em punches

Tuesday, 7 July 2009

Inspired by Viv

Inspired by my friend Viv.. whoose beautiful card had this image on it.. I just had to have it.. and after stampin me feet..(lol) Viv kindly gave me the link but I managed to get it at the Newbury Stamp Show..on Saturday, and this is the first of many I think!.. she is adorable.. I orginally had blonde hair on the image, but changed it as it didnt look right.. I really do need to practice more with these markers...

Background papers by K&Co, Coloured with Promarkers and derwent soft colour pencils and sansador..

SASSC22 Challenge

Well guys here's this weeks effort..

I have used

Card, Ribbon, from stash,
Sugar Nellie Stamp Peek - a - Bunny and Sentiment by Hero Arts
Colouring - promarkers, Derwent colour soft pencils, and Sansador.

Tuesday, 30 June 2009

Peachy Keen Challenge

Peachy Keen Challenge card

White linen, leaf green, and Jade card stock from The Paper Mill, Alphabet stamps coloured with copics, ribbon and brads from stash, Happy Birthday sentiment from Papermania. This card is for my Grandson Mason to give his father on Saturday.