Thursday, 31 March 2011

Lazy Afternoon.

Don't you wish we could all spend our aternoons like this, snoozing.....
I used the stamp by LOTV which I bought at the NEC last week. I thought it might be suitable maybe for father's day, which I know isn't until June
I used the sketch by Bev for the Wild orchid sketch challenge and the ribbon girl challenge which is to use yellow and green. Yellow and Green are not colours i usually go for, so was a bit of a challenge all round, but then that is what the challenges are all about.

Monday, 28 March 2011

Warren and Card Patterns 108

I used the new design from Craftworks Cards, this cute bunny called Warren, I used the coloured image. The sketch is from Card Patterns

Sunday, 27 March 2011

My NEC Stash

I had a great time at he NEC hobbycraft show on Saturday, My daughter- in -law Rhiannon came with me, and we booked a workshop with the lovely Kath, she did a great job of demoing, even though her she was loosing her voice. we made a card using lots of Fiskers tools. Had a little spend , some Tim Holtz goodies and some LOTV stamps, a new heat mat, some new cutting plates for my Big Shot, and a Scor Buddy, some pearl brads and some gemstone brads and some charms, and some mulberry roses etc.

Thursday, 24 March 2011

VLVMAR2011- Week 4

I have a big box of K & Co papers which I havn't used for ages and found these, really pleased with the way this one turned out and the sketch is super this week on the Viva La Verve sketch challenge, there are 5 sketches this month, so there is one more to complete the month.
Stamps Verve, Beautiful You and Fluttering By

Hip Hip Hooray-WMSC39

My new stamps came just in time for the Waltzingmouse challenge and I'm loving these stamps, Bitty Banners,
banners seem every where at the moment, and I think this card card would be suitable for a male.
One of the best thing about Claire's stamps at Waltzingmouse is that they are only in Ireland so I didn't have to wait weeks for them to be delivered.   So hop over to Waltzingmouse and have a look around and don't forget the gallery for tons of Inspiration.

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Tuesday, 22 March 2011

Mirror Mirror

We went to Ikea on Sunday, don't you love that place? Found this mirror for the pricey sum of £1.22. and decorated it Tim Holtz style. It's not perfect but that's OK it's all about having fun.
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Sunday, 20 March 2011

Card Patterns 107

Another of those dreaded male Birthdays is looming soon so thought I would use the Card Patterns sketch amd the Waltzingmouse stamp and some tim Holtz distress powders to make a star. The sentiment stamp is from LOTV. Papers are Desert Blooms by Trimcraft.

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Thursday, 17 March 2011

It's the most Wondeful time of the year.

No your eyes aren't deceiving you, it is another Christmas Card. It is week 3 on the forum at Viva La Verve Challenge.
Stamp Set: Verve, Christmas is in the Air.
Papers: MME, O' Christmas Tree.

Happy St Patricks Day
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Wednesday, 16 March 2011


I know that some places in the UK have had Snow, mainly Scotland I think, although here it has been sunny of late.

I bought this stamp set from Verve Stamps late last year, too late to make my Christmas cards, but when I saw this sketch from Card Patterns I wanted to use the garland stamp. The set is called Christmas in the air, and at the moment Verve Stamps has a bit of a sale on.
At least I will have a head start on Christmas.

Off to Weight Watchers soon to get my Gold Award, the leader Jo wasn't well last week so I had to wait untill this week hope I havn't put it back on, she might not let me have it, I have been a little naughty this week, kind of celebrateing with cake, choclate and wine. Well sometimes a girl just has to have these things, as well as new clothes etc. because nothing fits. haha.

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Monday, 14 March 2011

Sew Configuration Box

When I hopped over Lin's blog I was inspired to make my second box which is 6 x 6. It is amazing what you can find at home. I am really pleased with the way this has turned out, and it was so much fun to make.

Some beads which I attached to a Tim Holtz key, and a little bundle of felt, tied with ribbon.

Some tiny seed pearls, and sewing theme brooch which I found in a bag of old jewelry.

An old thimble and some buttons.

The mannequin I cut from metal with my new Tim Holtz die Sewing Room. Which I then embossed and them coloured with white paint and then some drops of ink.
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Friday, 11 March 2011

the future

I had a little play with my new Paperartisy Stamp set yesterday that I bought when we went to the Tim Holtz workshop and this is what I came up with. I cut the card plaque with the Tim Holtz border die and used Tim Holtz papers. My Daughter went for an interview yesterday within the firm she is alrady working for, and was told later the job was her's and that inspired me to make this.
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Wednesday, 9 March 2011

Bird Cage Card-Sweet Sunday Sketch 107, and some news

Before I tell you about my card today I just wanted to let you know my news, well actually I want to shout it from the roof tops. As last I have reached my goal weight at Weight Watchers, it has been a long hard slow journey but I finally did it, and I feel great. Now all I have tio do is  maintain it, but it has been so hard to lose it I really don't intend to put it all back on.

Now to my card, I turned the sketch from sweet Sunday and turned it. I embossed the card and distressed it with a Tim Holtz ink pad,
I then decorated the inches with Tim Holtz papers and stamped with inchie stamps. then used distress stickles in Rock Candy and spritzed it with Gold spritzer. I then made the flower with the tim Holtz tattered florals die.
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Tuesday, 8 March 2011

Just Because-VLVMAR2011-Week 2

It has been a lovely sunny day here, sunny but cold, it was very frosty -6C first thing this morning. Not that I ventured out spent the day in my craft room. Here is my card for week 2 of Viva la Verve and wasn't sure what to make of the sketch this week. I used some Melissa Frances papers that I've had for a while and the lovely stamp by Verve Stamps.
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Monday, 7 March 2011

Stylish blogger Award

Thank you Sasha for this Stylish blogger award, I should have posted this a while ago but I'm afraid I couldn't possibly decide which 8 stylish bloggers to send it too. So if you are visiting here please feel free to grab it.
The rules for accepting the award are...

1. Thank and link back to the person who gave it to you - Thank you so much Sasha

2. Share 8 things about myself.

3. Choose 8 bloggers to share it with.

4. Contact the bloggers to let them know.

Here we go - eight things about me...

1. I was married at 16.
2. I became a Grandma at 38.
3. I am a Scorpio
4. I have been married 40yrs to Brian.
5. I have met Tim Holtz.
6.  I love blog hopping and sometimes spend too much time here.
7. I can't drive and don't want to learn.
8. I sometimes break the rules.

Sunday, 6 March 2011

Memories to Cherish

It's been a lovely sunny day here today, but very cold, hubby is away on a golfing weekend so had some fun in my craft room. I used this image from LOTV and had a little difficulty matching the papers, then I remembered these stampin up papers I bought last year.
flowers, pearls and vintage seam binding from Wild Orchid Crafts.
I used the sketch from The Sweet Stop.

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Saturday, 5 March 2011

Viva La Verve- It's the most wonderful time....

I'm afraid there has been a bit of a drought around here since our big adventure last week, think I was all crafted out for a while there. but have recharged myself craftwise that is.
No you are not seeing things, it is a christmas card and it the first of many.
I used stamps by Verve and papers by MME O' christmas tree. I made a flower out of the snowflake stamp and glittered it.
It was super sketch by Amber for week 1 of the VLV march challenge.
The sun is just emerging here at last and I'm off to grace's 6th birthday party soon, she is having a hollywood theme so it should be fun.

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