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Wednesday, 12 December 2012

At last my tree is up

 Here we have my Christmas tree at last
Heres my great grandson ,wants me to make Christmas cards with this image on for next year

Friday, 16 November 2012

Heres my freebie basket,made with free stuff through the post and a few cheap[hong kong]jewellery items
Made this up for my grand daughter who loves all the freebies I send to her Mum.and moans thet her Mum pinches them all,so these are all for her ,its her 13th birthday on the weekend

Monday, 12 November 2012

I came across a carrier bag of small balls of yarn ,not enough to make anything ,so I decided to make a stripey scarf out of crochet
heres hoping someone will like it .

Saturday, 3 November 2012

Icecream card

A birthday card for my Grand daughter ,its my own fault,I actually asked her what she would like on her card this year ,she wanted an icecream card.
Heres hoping that she will like this one ,its icecream in a bowl.
I tried to put raspberry sauce on the icecream  [red glitter glue] but it
 didnt come out too good

Sunday, 28 October 2012

Flower birthday card

 My latest crafty make,a lovely Kanban flower adorns this card .
the BP is one I printed out
The leaves ,tiny flower to thread lace through are all by Kanban
The lace was a gift off a dear friend

Heres a close up of the fantastic rose ,I think it is so pretty.

Friday, 26 October 2012

Crochet blanket

Heres a pic of my latest venture ,a crochet blanket ,sorry its not a good image colour is a bit funny,thats because we use those low energy bulbs in the light
This blanket is 7 feet square big enough for a double bed
I,m just starting in on another one in shades of blue.

Thursday, 27 September 2012

OAP,s challenge

Heres my entry for OAP,s challenge on the cardmaking thread.
Its another Christmas card to add to my growing stash for friends and relatives.
Dont really know where the paper was from it was in a bag full of bits
the embellishments are from my stash

Monday, 24 September 2012

More Christmas cards

Here are a few more Christmas cards

This green Christmas tree card was made with lots of my paper pieces ,


                                         I just love this image,printed it off the internet ,thought he looked a cool Santa .

                      This one is my favourite ,Santa was a free printout,he is a moving Santa,can put
                    his legs and arms any way you want,great idea for a childrens card
  1. I have left these card with space to personalize them ,nearer the day with names

Friday, 14 September 2012

I,ve actually made some Christmas cards

I realize its only September,but I just had this craving to make some Christmas cards,lol.

Using up some old stash from last year ,so very money saving.that will soon change as I run out of crafting Materials

Thursday, 13 September 2012

48 years and counting..............

Celebrated our wedding anniversary yesterday,48 years , as my husband says,"you dont serve that much for murder"well we are still together after all this time ,wouldnt do without each other now.awwwwwwwwwww

Got some beautiful roses and freesias through the post from my eldest daughter,the ones on the left,really pretty pale pink roses,I so love roses.

Then my youngest daughter arrived with more beautiful pink roses,they really know what flowers I like.
So they were all arranged in one vase .above,dont they look fantastic,they are starting to open this morning.
Many thanks girls,still waiting to see what our boys come up with.,And here he is ,my lovely boy called Spike the spikey plant ,from my lovely boy Adrian,came with a lovely posh card as well,thanks a million.

Monday, 10 September 2012

Heres my latest card ,its for the challenge on the card making thread .I had to use pink ribbon,stitching,on the ribbon, and a pink button ,also on the ribbon.
This is a card for my grand daughter ,who is always,and I mean always,talking about and making up stories about flying pigs

So here are some flying pigs,just for her,really hope she will like them

Saturday, 11 August 2012

Grandson,s Minecraft card

Heres my grandson,s card for next Thursday,he is mad on playing Minecraft on his computer ,so hope this fits the bill .

He picked the background card colour ,when he visited earlier today ,so I picked an image to match the colour,got no idea who or what it is ,lol..............just know he will love it.

Monday, 16 July 2012

I,ve actually made a card

Heres my card ,cant believe I have actually crafted one today,been really not with my crafting for ages.This one just evolved ,lol.

The backing paper is a really beautiful card from Kanban,the lacy trimmings .I think are Martha Stewart,correct me if I,m wrong,I bought them off fleabay ,the image is a Jak heath image .
The cuttouts have been gently inked with pastel lemon and pink.a few gems have been added for some bling.

I would like to enter this card in the following challenge

Monday, 11 June 2012


cant remember where this free image came from sorry.

Heres my retro image

Saturday, 9 June 2012

Congratulation card

A beautiful wedding congratulations card,made for my son,s wedding ,
lots of bling to jazz it up ,little mulberry roses and pearls ,with organza ribbon bow.
The backing card is from Kanban,beautiful pearlescent embossed card in ivory .
I have kept the coloured image pretty neutral ,with the lightest of pro-marker colours used
A little bit of silver highlights gives some sparkle.
I have made a box to fit it in ,so it doesn,t get crushed
Just hope him and his fiance like it .....................

Saturday, 26 May 2012

Red and white retro

Really its red, wnite ,blue and gold ,love this retro image which was a freebie pic,the flower and gold embellishments were a little gift I received the other day ,from 2 different places,but they go well together.
This is quite a big card for me ,its actually an A4 card folded in half,is that an A5 ?
Looks really cool this hot weather ,wish I could find a dress like this,used to have something similar when I was 16,boy,they were the days.

Monday, 21 May 2012

british themed cards

Heres a few of my British themed cards I made over the weekend
Most of the backing papers were free to download from Papercraftinspirations website

Wednesday, 16 May 2012

my lovely Birthday flowers

It was my Birthday yesterday and I had a great day,my youngest Daughter took me shopping for a few hours,went to home bargains and had a great smooch around,lol.
Received£105 pounds in money ,so to help my shopping excursions I purchased a little fold up wheelchair to put in the car.I really feel like an old person now,but my legs wont take the walking like they used to.I might even get down to the seaside this summer ...........
My oldest daughter came down in the evening,with more money for me .
My lovely cards and roses are in pride of place on my sideboard
Thanks kids.

Friday, 4 May 2012

Cards for everyone

Heres my first card made from Trinitage by la pashe ,from Create and craft ,one of their recent offers.
Just wanted to do some cards suitable for everyone ,this one is great for any gardener ,each trinitage sheet contains enough for the main image and also a smaller ,image,suitable for a gift tag.
The backing card is Kanban
This other card has beautifull daffodils in the foreground,to which I added glitter glue for a little sparkle

Friday, 27 April 2012

Flowers in the attic

This is my card to represent the book ; flowers in the attic; I remember reading this with a tear in my eyes ,hope it will fit the challenge on M.S.E.
The little flowers are all hand quilled ,and the acetate butterfly was coloued wit pro#markers.

A close up of the flower tree

Thursday, 26 April 2012

today,s card contribution

this is my little fairy butterfly card ,the handcrafted acetate butterfly is coloured with promarkers to match the image which is also coloured with pro markers
The little white daisy flowers are quilled by myself
the backing papers were free downloads from Papercraft inspirations magazine website

Friday, 20 April 2012

2 completely different Birthday cards

My first Birthday card is for my daughters birthday,she loves butterflies ,so here we have an overload of them.
The butterflies are handmade by myself the wings are acetate ,with the images already printed on,I have had them for ages ,I got them cos I loved them,then didnt have a clue what to do with them,
After looking at them carefully ,I decided to glue them on white and blue card ,then add an acetate butterfly on top.
I think they came out ok.

Heres a close up of the butterflies ,they really do look as if they could fly away.

This card is entirely different it is for my warhammer mad grandson ,I just hope he will like it

Friday, 13 April 2012

2 cards today

2 rather plainer cards for me today
This first froggy card is sooooooooooo cheerful ,would make anyone smile.
The image was a freebie again from Papercraftinspirations website
i just added a few blue gems to the crown
I have left the tongue empty,so i can add either a name,or a sentiment at a later date

heres a great card for a freind who likes a biccy with their tea or coffee,I know I do ,hate having a cuppa withoy my biccy.
The idea was again from this months papercraftinspirations magazine
Love the biscuits,they look so real.
The cup image was also a freebie

Also,in the background to the above pic,you can just about see a photo of my OH and myself ,which was taken over 40 years ago ,wish I was still that slim.....................................

Sunday, 8 April 2012

2 1940,s cards

couldn.t resist downloading these 1940,s fashion images from the May issue of papercraftinspirations magazine.they are absolutely fabulous,just what my fashion concious daughter loves

The card above has removable items so a child could dress the doll with another dress ,used to love these dolls when I was a kid,used to make my own from old clothes catalogue,wow,they were the days,no telly when I was young.

Thursday, 5 April 2012

Another wedding card

heres another wedding day card
this time I have used the free printout backing papers from Papercraft Inspirations magazine
aren,t they pretty,I just had to make a card with them,just to try them out.
The free papers are in the May edition
The image of the couple and the champagne was also in the free downloads
I added a little bit of gold glitter and a few gold stick ons to jazz it up a bit