Tuesday, December 22, 2009

My final post this year

This is one of the lastest photographs of my Grandson Finn. He is now 11 weeks old and giving us lovely big smiles. Isn't he just adorable.

As promised here is a photograph of my son and his fiancee at their graduation. Their robes were trimmed with a beautiful cerise colour. A lovely day and a very proud moment.

I hope you all have a wonderful Christmas and a happy and healthy New Year.

Last challenge this year

I think this will be my last challenge this year. I have a couple of busy days ahead like most folks with the final preparations for Christmas.
These little boxes will have some homemade sweets in them for gifts. They also fit the Allsorts challenge of 'anything but a card' and I used the 'Stamp with fun' sketch.
I used Craft Creations papers, a free stamp from Cardmaking and Papercraft mag, copics /promarkers, Nesties & Sizzlets heart.

Sunday, December 13, 2009

Winter wonderland

After a not too good weekend I am starting to feel a bit better. I want to be fit for tomorrow as I have my Christmas lunch with special friends and am looking forward to it.
Winter wonderland's last theme before Christmas is Nativity.
I used SeeD's image, Copics, Papermania paper, Woodware star punch, Liquid pearls. Nesties and Cuttlebug Dots.
I'm off to prepare for tomorrow, unfortunately I have to work in the morning.

Friday, December 11, 2009

Just made this post in time for the Saturday Sketch. I have been laid up with a tummy bug the last couple of days and haven't felt a
at all creative. I made this card few days ago.
I used Craft Creation papers, Messy Rabbit image, Woodware stars. Nesties , Cuttlebug Dots, Copics/promarkers and liquid Pearls.

Tuesday, December 08, 2009


This card seems to fit a number of challenges.

2. Cute card Thursday -Swirly girly

3. Copics - Orange, cerise and yellow green

4. Stamp something - Glitzy somethings

5. Magnolia down under - Bedazzled

6. Charisma cradz - I'm dreaming of summertime

7. Just Magnolia - someone special

I used DCWV papers, Nesties, Magnolia stamp,Woodware and x-cut punches, McGill leaf punch, Copics, liquid pearls and diamond glaze.

Sunday, December 06, 2009

Lucky me . I am the lucky winner of the Colour Create challenge no 32. It's a lovely feeling to win so unexpected.
Below are the cards I made for my son and his fiancee for their graduation. Their graduation gowns were trimmed with cerise so I made the cards to match.

I hope you all had a great weekend.

Friday, December 04, 2009

2 challenges

A quick post before I go for my dad's shopping. We have just returned from my sons graduation. He has just become a Doctor of Philosophy majoring in plasma physics, needless to say we are very proud of him. My daughter managed to come along too with our 8 week old grandson who did exceptionally well, both at the ceremony and the lunch afterwards. I will hopefully post pictures another time.
This card is for the Saturday Sketch and Stamp with Fun challenges. I loved this sketch which I turned on its side.
I used FF stamp colured with Copics/Promarkers, nesties, Craft Creation and PM papers, Woodware border punch, the baubles are covered in Diamond glaze and the stars have stickles on, the rest is from my stash.

Tuesday, December 01, 2009

just for you

December 1st already, the start of advent. Christmas is fast approaching and I am still trying to make my cards. This is a very busy month in our family for birthdays and anniversaries. We also have my son and his fiancee graduating on Friday, both receiving their PhD . I will post their graduaton cards shortly. This card for my sons fiancee birthday on Thursday.
I used Craft Creation papers, Sugar Nellie stamp, Copic/Promarkers, Nesties, Cuttlebug Dots, Various flower punches and McGill leaf punch.

Saturday, November 28, 2009

I received an award from Vera a while ago and am finally passing it on, thanks Vera, sorry its late I didn't forget.

The rules are - pass this award to 5 people, post on their blog to let then know you have let the award for them. then answer the list of questons below:-

1. Where is your mobile?.... in my bag

2. Your hair?.... needing a cut

3. Your mother?.... dead

4. Your father?.... at home

5. Your favourite food?.... Italian

6. Your dream last night?.... can't remember

7. Your favourite drink?.... coffee

8. Your dream?.... A healthy long life

9. What room are you in?.... my craft room

10. Your hobby?... crafting

11. Fear?.... Spiders

12. Where do want to be in 5 years?.... in a house with a larger garden

13. Where were you last night?.... visiting my Dad

14. Something you aren't?..... Lazy

15. Muffins?.... lovely with a coffee

16. Wish list item?.... Martha Stewart punches

17. Where did you grow up?.... Cumbernauld

18. Last thing you did/.... prepared dinner

19. What are you wearing?.... Jeans

20. Your TV?... Lounge

21. Pet?.... none

22. Friends?.... A few very close ones

23. mood?.... Happy

24. Life?... busy, the way I like it

25. Missing someone?.... yes

26. Vehicle?.... Nissan

27. Something your not wearing?.... Earings

28. Favourite Store?.... John Lewis

29. Favouite colour?.... love lots, pinks

30. When was the last time you laughed?.... lunch time

31. Last time you cried?.... birth of my grandson

32. Best friend?.... my husband

33. One place I go over and over?... Ink Spot craft shop

34. Facebook?.... no

35. Favouite place to eat?.... at home with family

Gosh this was a marathon... I am passing this on to :-
I am passing ths on to :-
Thanks for all your comments on my blog, they mean a lot to me.

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Finn's 1st Christmas

My card today is for my Grandson's first Christmas. I wanted something bright and cheerful which I think I have accomplished.

I used my sketch # 20 from Vee's sketchpad which is a simple layout and fairly quick to make. I made mine into an easel card, one of my favourites just now.

This card fits the Colour Create challenge which is green, red and white with optional extra Christmas. I am also entering it into Charisma Cardz challenge which is anything Christmas.
I used Joanna Sheen's
Messy Rabbit and put a santa hat on him and replaced the leaves with holly, Nesties, Copics/Promarkers, Sizzix stars, papers I can't remember, sorry. cuttlebud Dots, liquid pearls and the rest from my stash.

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Mojo Monday

My goodness two posts in one day, I'm just trying to make up for lost time. This card is for Mojo Monday, another lovely sketch. This card is for a family anniversary next month. My colours are a bit different for me, but I do like them.
I used Laura Ashley papers, Nesties, Woodware punch, x-cut flower punch, PB image, Liquid Pearls, copic /promarkers and the rest from my stash.

Friday Sketch

This card is based on the lovely sketch for Friday Sketchers . I enjoyed making this card, a little change from stamping.
I used DCWV paper, Woodware & X-Cut punches, Cuttlebug embossing folder, McGill leaf punch, Papermania sentiment, Liquid pearls and gems from my stash.

Thursday, November 19, 2009

I made this card for my brother-in-laws birthday which is Christmas day. I used the sketch from Friday sketchers. I just managed to get this finished with the skin of my teeth. I made this card with DCWV papers, Nesties, Sizzix star, Penny Black image, Whispas inks and copics/promarkers, Cuttlebug dots.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Sorry I have been a bad blogger lately. So many family things going on just now and so little time. I made this Chrstmas card for a friend at works grand-daughter.
It happens to fit 3 challenges this week. Allsorts theme is for a child, Charisma cardz is Merry & Bright and cute card Thursday is glitter me silly (I haven't went too mad with the gitter but there is some there).
I used Disney papers form Craft Creations, DCWV papers, digital image from Digistampboutique, copic/promarkers, Nesties, Sizzlet alphabet, cuttlebug Dots, Fiskars small snowflake, stickles and gems from my stash.

Thursday, November 12, 2009


I made these cards for an a friend to give to little girls. They happen to fit two challenges, Allsorts 'Bring out the bling' and charisma cardz 'Merry & bright'.
I used Craft Creation papers, Nesties, Cuttlebug Dots, Woodware punch, sizzix star, Fiskars snowflake punch, image digistamp boutique, coloured with Copics/promarkers
I am so tired with my CFS at the moment and am just going off to bed now.

Thursday, November 05, 2009

Allsorts challenge

I made this card for our 34th wedding anniversary for my Hubby which was last Sunday. Its the first time I have tried this type of card and I'm really pleased how it turned out.
This card happens to fit the Allsorts challenge this week which is weddings.
I used Penny Black image, Nesties, Copics/Promarkers, mcgill leaf punch, X-cut heart and flower punches. Woodware flower punches and Cuttlebug sentiment folder.

Sunday, November 01, 2009

first easel card

I hope everyone has had a great weekend. I have come to the end of my 2 weeks away from work and have enjoyed every minute, albeit busy. So its work clothes out again and preparing for the morning.
I made this card during the week so I have finally time for a quick post.
This is my first attempt at an easel card and I really enjoyed making it. I think it will be the first of many.

I made this with the sketch from Truly Scrumptious for their challenge. I used the Wendy's freebie digital image cup cake Tilly. So I am entering into her competition too. This image was a joy to colour and I'm sure I will use it again and again.
I used wendy's image , coloured with Copics/promarkers, PM papers, Nesties, Sizzlets alphabet, fiskers hearts corner punch and stickles.

Just read the addition to the truly scrumptious sketch which is 3 flowers, 3 brad and 3 gems. Whoops I didn't do those so won't be eligible. Silly me in too much of a hurry as usual.