Friday, March 30, 2012


A little time while I have a coffee, so thought I would post this simple Easter card for my Grandson. 

I have used Chick Pile from Sj's Little Musings. isn't it cute. Papers are DCWV and Papermania and coloured with Promarkers. 

I am entering this card into the following challenges: -

This card is using one of my favourite stamps and colours. I have used Papermania papers, Country Companions stamps, Promarkers, Martha Stewart punch, Sizzlet and X-Cut hearts. 
This is a commissioned card for a first anniversary,  so I hope they like it. 

I am entering this card into the following challenges:-

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Top Tip Tuesday

We had lots of lovely Mother's Day and Craft Buddy cards last fortnight. 
This fortnight we have a tutorial by Heike making a beautiful Easter basket. 
So you guessed our Challenge is:-

Easter or Animals
or combine both

Our sponsors are - 




I have used a Bugaboo image called Puppy Love, heart string
He is a cutie pup. 

I have made a little folded wrap which contains some lovely chocolates, yummy. 
I coloured my image with Promakers and chalked around the image. I also used Nesties, Sizzlet heart dies, Martha Stewart border punch, glossy Accents on the hearts, tongue and nose, sorry can't remember what the paper is.

I am entering this project into the following challenges:-

Creative Inspirations - Anything Goes
Cute Card Thursday - Anything Goes
Sweet Stampin - Anything Goes
One Stitch at a Time - Anything Goes
Lollipop Crafts Anything goes

Thursday, March 22, 2012

I had problems with my internet yesterday, which I think was my provider as it seems fine today!
I made this card with one of Lyn's images (Spyder's Corner).
It is a fun image and was great to play with. I coloured it with Promarkers and used little scraps that were lying in my stash. The border is a Martha Stewart punch and the embossing folder Cuttlebug dots. 
I am entering this into the following challenges:-

Tuesday, March 20, 2012


Pop over to Top Tip Tuesday to see who Caught Our Eye this week. There have been some amazing cards and projects for Mother's Day or a Crafter buddy.
You still have another week to enter our challenge. 

Friday, March 16, 2012

Easter bunny

Another quick post today. My photographs are a bit blurry today as hubby is at work and I took them myself on my little camera. 
I have used Di's Digital image Daisy chain bunny, Promarkers, DCWV papers, Stickles, Martha Stewart border punch, Woodware flower punches and Anita's ribbon. 
I am entering this card into the following challenges:-

Less is More


I'm running late this week with cards and challenges. This is my Less is More card. I bought the little KARS bauble stamps a while back and this is the first time inked. My script stamps is an S for Stamps stamp I have had for years. The technique is very simple, masking and chalking and a little Stickles. 

 I am entering this card into the following challenges :- 

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

We had lots of lovely entries for our stitching challenge. so now for the next one. Are you ready?

Our sponsors are :-


Our challenge this fortnight is :-

Mother's Day or Craft Buddy

Deneen has a fantastic template and tutorial on making a teapot card, just perfect for Mother's Day.

I have used her template and followed her tutorial to make my card. 

I used About a Girl papers, Nesties, Sizzlets alphabet, Marianne flower dies, wire, free floral stamps from Cardmaking And Papercrafts and Whispas inks.

I hope you can join us in this challenge. 

I am entering this card into the following challenges:-

Monday, March 12, 2012

Hedgehog and roses

Good evening all. I have had a busy day today. I was on holiday from work and did some necessary housework and then it was off to my craft room for a play. I was at the SECC on Saturday at the craft show and bought some lovely First Edition Papers which I have used in my card below. 

The colours are so very rich, I don't think the photographs do them justice. 
This is my daughter's birthday card. She is passionate about hedgehogs, so this should be a winner. 
I have used :-
First Edition papers, Country Companions stamps, Nesties, Martha Stewart border punch, Promarkers, Stickles and the rest from my stash.

I am entering this card into the following challenges:-

Thursday, March 08, 2012

Less is More

It's been another busy week again. I just don't know where the time is going, life is getting too fast. 
I managed to fit in this card for Less is More. I do like the challenge to think up a quick simple card and this one is very simple indeed. I used left over scraps of paper (I have lots of this in little drawers and folders, kind of colour coordinated). I doodled a little with a white gel pen on the embossed card. A simple sentiment and beige pearls to finish. 

I am entering this card into the following challenges:-

This weekend is the craft fair at the SECC in Glasgow, so I am getting my list composed and looking forward to buying lots of goodies. 

Tuesday, March 06, 2012

Top Tip Tuesday

It's who has Caught Our Eye time on Top Tip Tuesday
Go and have a peek to see if it is you. There is still time to enter our challenge of Stitching real or faux.

Thursday, March 01, 2012

Good Luck

It's been a busy week so far. Yesterday I had my Grandson to babysit and then last night we had to take my Father-in-law to the hospital. We didn't get home till 1am. Gladly he is fine now, but I have been so tired today. I get up a 6am each morning so tonight I feel the sleep deprivation and am having an early night. 
My card tonight is for my son who is starting a new job this week. Craig is a Doctor of Physics, hence the quote. 

I have used the sketch from The Sweet Stop and the theme from Less is More, don't scrap it.
Not many crafty products used in this card! The sentiment is from Raindrop Echo Designs, and the rest is scraps of card and heart punches and sizzlet dies. Oh and Cuttlebug Dots.

I am entering this card into the following challenges:-

I have been lucky this week to have won the Creative Card Crew challenge for a masculine card with my Hubby's valentine card.