Monday, 26 December 2011

I Love Waltzingmouse

Well how quick did that go! All that waiting and prepping and it's went so quickly. I hope everyone  had a lovely Christmas, we did, Brian and I  went to our Daughter's house for Christmas and stayed until Boxing Day. Grace was so excited and enjoyed every minute of it.
So I was a little late checking Claire's blog 

I love Waltzingmouse stamps, I have been using Claire's stamps for a quite a while now, and I love them. They are so well designed and such super quality. If you haven't visited them yet hop on over. Claire Brennan such a lovely and talented designer.

I have just won the spot prize on the Tag Challenge, which I am so pleased about. In fact I'm well chuffed.
You can see my tag on the previous post.

Monday, 19 December 2011

Gingerbread cookies

I made some gingerbread snowflake cookies at the weekend and took some over for Grace to decorate and put on her tree. Of course as Waltzingmouse have a tag challenge which I just realised ends on the 20th, I thought I would decorate the bag with a tag. I used the gingergirl stamp from the Oven Fresh. Set

Sunday, 18 December 2011

Tres Chic

Well with all the christmas stash tidied away until next year, thought I would have a play with the £5 Goody Bag that I bought from Craftworks Cards. What a bargain! this will make lots of cards.

Friday, 16 December 2011

All is merry and bright.

No card making going on, all the Christmas card making stash has been stashed away until next year.My craft room looks tidy for a change, at least until the next craft frenzy.
The presents are bought and wrapped, the tree and house is decorated, cards all posted, Christmas cake iced but not decorated yet, but nearly there. Just the dreaded last minute food shopping to do.

Some of my favourite decorations.

The mantelpiece is decorated.

Tuesday, 13 December 2011

12 tags of Christmas Tag 10,11 & 12

three in one post today, I managed to complete them all, and I am so chuffed, I nearly fell by the way side a couple of times, but it was so much fun.

Tag 10
Tag 11
Tag 12

Saturday, 10 December 2011

12 tags of Christmas Tag 9

Tag 9, I can't believe I'm actually doing all these tags, I usually neglect my blog in December. all my Christmas cards are done and dusted and in the Post.

Tag 9 was another challenge, but loved the embossing, didn't have the correct dies thin I might have to buy the foliage tag. so I  used the bird from the Caged Bird die and made him into a Robin redbreast. Every year we have the same robin visit our garden and then later in the year they nest. How do I know he is the sme one you might ask, well he has a little white mark on his breast. I try to take a photo but I think he is camera shy.
Now must go, Me and some of the other crafty Chicks are hosting a stall at the Watermead Village Hall. today, so if you around in the area come along and say hello.

Friday, 9 December 2011

12 tags of Christmas Tag 8

Well tag done and dusted only 4 more to go. Although I didn't have all the elements again, I think it turned out OK.

Wednesday, 7 December 2011

12 tags of Christmas Tag 5, 6, and 7

Wow, I can't believe how quickly the days are going, and I am now up to speed with the tags. At least now I can get that pile of housework done, my Grandaughter is having a sleepover at the weekend so I need to make sure her room is clean and tidy, strange how rooms that don't get used very often still get dirty.

Tag 5
Tag 6
Tag 7

Tuesday, 6 December 2011

Tags 2,3,4.

I had a great time yesterday playing with my tags, I made tags 2,3,and 4, I didn't have all the correct elements, to make them like Tim's but it's all about learning and having fun at the same time.
Tag 2
Tag 3
Tag 4

And now I have to tackle tags 5 and 6 and they don't look easy I might really have to think outside the box here.

Monday, 5 December 2011


I'm well behind with my Timmie tags so until I have time to get them sorted I thought I would show you some a couple of the  cards I made with the £5 Goody Bag I managed to grab from Craftworks Cards


Sunday, 4 December 2011

12 tags of Christmas. Tag 1

Well I finally got round to making Tag 1 in the  Tim Holtz, 12 tags of Christmas 2011 series. and I had so much fun making it. I can't believe how much work Tim puts into the making of this series, he is a super teacher and so Inspirational, and what a super guy, lots of new technique's to be learnt.
My version of  Tag 1, didn't have the pinecone die so I used some real ones.
And Tim's super duper one. 

Tuesday, 29 November 2011

Xmas configuration box.

All last week I felt so rotten, It started with a sore throat , then the sore throat went and just as thought I was getting better, it turned into a dry tickly cough, then just as I thought I was getting better it turned into a cold. then just as I thought I was getting better it has now tuned into a combination of all three. What's next? I dread to think! Feeling very groggy this morning.
But yesterday was a feeling better sort of day and I made my Xmas Tim Holtz Configuration box, ever since Kath and I went to Tim's workshop way way back in February, I have wanted to make one, and here it is. I looked everywhere for a little Xmas tree to fit but couldn't find one so decided to make my own, from squares of Tim Holtz paper, then glue and lots of sprinkles later. I know it leans, but what the heck, don't all Xmas tree's lean. I'm quite pleased with it anyway.

Friday, 25 November 2011


Yes Babies as in Twins, some of you might remember that late last year my Brother-in-law and his wife Alison sadly lost a baby which was stillborn. I think sometimes these things happen for a reason, what reason I haven't figured out yet. But out of the sad something wonderful happened, Alison has just given birth to healthy twins and both really good weights Lucy 6lb.13oz and Scott 7lb. 5oz. I wish them all well, and can't wait to see them, but it might have to wait a while.
I made a card using some Websters Pages I already had, some  lace and ribbon, and pearls from my stash. sorry about the rubbish picture, it was getting a little dark, but I wanted to take a photo of it before it  I posted it.

Tuesday, 22 November 2011

Maybe the last of the Christmas cards

I decided enough was enough, and sort out the mess that was my craft room. I decided come the end of November all my Christmas stash was to be put away no more Christmas cards. Well the best laid plans and all that. Whilst I was sorting out I found some papers from last year, these snowflake acetate sheets was just crying out to be used and I couldn't resist just making two more cards. After all it isn't the end of November just yet.

Monday, 14 November 2011

Birthday Wishes

 We seem to have lots of Birthdays at this time of year, and it is a friend's Birthday this week with a Big Bash at the golf club, on Saturday. I made a card and a tag, the die cut is called snowflake but I don't think it can just be used as a snowflake, as you can see on my card, and a couple of Tim Holzt flowers.

Saturday, 12 November 2011

Wedding Card

Last weekend we went to Manchester to attend a Wedding, our Niece Rebecca married her long term partner Stuart.
This is the card I made for them and a little pillow box to hold their Prezzie. the paper is Webster pages and heart stamp is Waltzingmouse.

Friday, 11 November 2011

Merry Christmas Banner

I hadn't done any crafting for over a week what with wedding's and Birthday's etc. Well I actually got to do some crafting yesterday and I didn't stop until it was finished. I wanted to make a Christmas  Banner to hang from my Mantel.
The papers and letters are from MME Lost and Found Christmas.

Of course it is much too early to put it up yet. but who cares I might just leave it there.

Tuesday, 8 November 2011

It's my turn today to be The Birthday Girl.

Sorry I haven't blogged for a while, last week was a busy one with no chance to craft, Hubby worked from home for a few days using MY craft room. On Friday we travelled to Manchester to attend our Niece's wedding. we managed to meet up with my little sister Mandi and her family too. Brian has a huge family and we have about 24 Niece's and Nephew's about 20 (lost count) on his side and Rebecca is the 4th wedding. It was so nice meeting up with everyone, and we had a fab time.

Hubby has taken the day off to help me celebrate my Birthday today. Not sure what we are doing today maybe Lunch out. Then we are going to our daughter Nicola's house for a Birthday Tea. I have had lots of nice smellie's from my son and my sister, think maybe they are trying to tell me something, and lots of beautiful cards. A Fabulous leather handbag and a charm for my Pandora bracelet,from Brian.which is filling up quite nicely now.

Monday, 31 October 2011

Be Good

Every Christmas we buy Grace a new ornament for her tree, it has become a little tradition which we love, I love choosing a new tree ornament every year for her. I'm so early this year but when I saw this little robin I just couldn't resist it. I found this site called Designs on Pine via  Pinterest. I decorated a box with this fab stamp from a Waltzingmouse set called.Around Christmas time, which is great for tags and things too.

Saturday, 29 October 2011

Waltzingmouse Christmas

I made a couple of more Christmas cards using my new stamps from Waltzingmouse, 2011 Holiday Ornaments and Seasonal Remedies.

Monday, 24 October 2011

Felt Flower

We are going to wedding in 2 weeks times and I was looking for a brooch to wear with the Bolero that  I bought, could I find one? No way, so the way to go was make my own, I used the tattered florals die by  Tim.

Saturday, 22 October 2011

Waltzingmouse challenge 70

Waltzingmouse does some fab stamps and I just got the latest set just yesterday and couldn't wait to have a play, I used the sketch from the challenge blog for this card.


My granddaughter Grace loves dressing up for Halloween, they decorate the house and go trick or treating, Grace lives in a street where lots of the neighbours love Halloween too, and dress up their  house some of them are quite scary. I found this set of printables on Pinterest and Grace made a banner too.You can find the free printable Here