Saturday, 30 July 2011

ALLSORTS - Free and Easy

Happy weekend everyone.
Over at ALLSORTS it's our last week of 
Hope you have all enjoyed and will keep taking part.
I have done a real quick card this week
I have been asked to make a baby boy card
I have used 
Sugar Nellie ~ Baby rabbit
Nestabilites ~ Ovals
SU ~ Twine, Tags & Button
Thanks for looking,
sorry for the short post,
Mac's off to a swimming party.
Have a great weekend

Thursday, 28 July 2011

Happy Birthday

Good morning, thank you all so much for your kind wishes,
My ECG was still a little high, but my pulse was 70 when done manually. 
Thankfully they have no concerns. but I need to go back again next week to have another ECG and have been told to calm myself down before I go.
How am I supposed to do that if I naturally fear the Dr's!!!
Anyway I have a card for my next door neighbours little girl,
She's 3, and is having her fairy party later today. 
Mackenzie is really looking forward to it, as because she's a bit older she's in charge of the party games.
Click HERE to see Mac's card
I have used:
LOTV ~ Rosie with birthday cake (I added 2 more candles)
Nestabilities ~ Labels 18 & butterfly
Sizzix ~ Number die & Hello Kitty daisy
Magnolia ~ Small papers
SU ~ Jewellery tag
Stickles ~Fruit punch
Tim Holtz ~ DIs
Small alphabet stamp
Gems from stash
Thanks for looking.
I'd like to enter the following:
Cupcake ~ Shabby sparkle

Wednesday, 27 July 2011

Truly Scrumptious - Buttons & Bows

Good morning to ya,
Hope you are all well, I'm a bit nervous as I've got an ECG this morning.
It all started because my BP was high & they wanted to stop my HRT 
(which I'm still not 100% happy about taking)
when they checked again my BP was perfect, but my pulse was 118, I've had a monitor at home all week & I think it's been fine, so fingers crossed all will be ok.
Anyway it's challenge time at Truly Scrumptious and this week we want to see


Our sponsor this week is

I have used:
Meljen designs ~ Garden bird house, available here
Basic grey ~ Origins
Nellie's ~ Doily die
SU ~ Twine and Buttons
Thanks for looking and I hope you can join us this fortnight.


Monday, 25 July 2011

So glad you're my friend!

Happy Monday, everyone. 
Hope all is good,
I have made a card for a freind, who's best friend is getting married 
& she wanted to give her a special card the night before.
I have used:
Magnolia ~ Shopping Tilda
Basic grey ~ Out of print
Marianne D ~ English rose & leaves
Doohickey ~ Swirl
Nestabilities  ~Butterflies
Whimsy stamps ~ Postage stamp & die
Tim Holtz ~ DI's, Cor'dinations & spinners
I have distressed & machine stitched  the edges.
Thanks for looking
I would like to enter thefollowing:
TOMIC ~ Stitching

Saturday, 23 July 2011

ALLSORTS ~ Free and Easy / BASIC GREY ~ Sketch

Good morning, hope all is well.
WARNING this is a loooooong post!!!

First of all don't forget my CANDY

Mackenzie finished school yesterday & we are looking forward to 6 weeks holiday.
She was a bit upset last night, a few of her friend's are in year 6 so will be leaving for secondary school and she said that she will miss them, she was quite tearful & told me she had "a very emotional day" she said that the leavers assembly was very moving and she had to be brave, 
God only now what she'll be like when it's her turn LOL
Anyway it's time for another 
challenge at ALLSORTS
Here's my card for ALLSORTS
I have used:
LOTV ~ Emma's new shoes
Bo Bunny ~ Gabrielle
Doohickey ~ Antique lace & Swirl 
Nellie's ~ Doily die
SU ~ Corner punch, Word window, Buttons, Twine & Sentiment
Tim Holtz ~ DIs, Stickles & Coredinations
Wild Orchid ~ Roses
Daisy, Charm & Numbers from stash.
I would like to enter this card for the following
Totally Gorgeous ~ Punch or die
Sweet Stampin Challenge ~ F.F.F.Fashion

 and over at BASIC GREY we have a fab sketch for you
here's my card for BASIC GREY
I have used:
LOTV ~ Emma's new shoes (again)
Basic Grey ~ Hello Luscious
Marianne ~ English Rose/leaves
Tim Holtz  ~DIs & Stickles
SU ~ Kraft seam binding, Corner punch & Button
Go Kreate ~ Label
Charm & Staples from stash
I Would like to enter this card for the following
The paper shelter ~ The colour green

Thanks for looking

Tuesday, 19 July 2011

A spoonfull of sugar - Make a tag.

Good morning, 
It's time for another challenge over at

The DT are taking a break over the summer ~ Please check over at the challenge blog for mor info!
This week we would love to see

I have used:
Magnolia ~ Garden Tilda & Swirl
Paper-Artsy ~ HP105
SU ~ Twine
Tim Holtz ~ DIs
Thanks for looking and don't forget my CANDY

Saturday, 16 July 2011

ALLSORTS - Free & easy.

Morning all,
Hope the weather "people" have got it wrong & that it IS a nice weekend.
It's my turn to host the challenge & we have have another  
week at ALLSORTS this week.
I have used:
Magnolia ~ Edwin, waiting for fish,
Nestabilies ~ Labels 3
Bo Bunny ~ Time
Go kreate ~ Labels
Tim Holtz ~ DIs & Stickles
Cotton scrim, Charm & Brads from stash
I would like to enter the following
Crafty Creations ~ Boys to men
A gem of a challenge ~ Lets hear it for the boys
Crafters companion  ~ One for the boys
Totally gorgeous ~ All about the boys
Thanks for looking

Wednesday, 13 July 2011

Truly Scrumptious ~ Sketch

Hi, and a very good morning to you all, don't forget my candy
It's time again for another challenge over at 

This fortnight we have a fab sketch for you,
pop over to the challenge blog to find out more,
Our sponsor is
I have used:
Robyns fetish digig ~ Backpack ( I thought this would be perfect for Mac's teacher ~ Mr Boot)
Basic Grey ~ Kraft basics
SU ~ Button, twine, Corner punch & jewelry tag/ sentiment
Whimsey stamps ~ Stamps sentiment
Tim Holtz ~ Paper clip
Paperartsy ~ Ruler
Go kreate ~ Scallop card die
I'd like to enter the following
Crafter's companion ~ One for the boys
Simon Says Stamp ~ Anything goes
Hope you can join us
Thanks for looking

Saturday, 9 July 2011

BASIC GREY - Doilies and Ribbons

Hi, I'm back again, this time with my DT card for Basic grey
To see my ALLSORTS card please scroll down to previous post.
To see my candy, click here
This fortnight we would love to see

I have used:
BASIC GREY ~ Basic Kraft
LOTV ~ Wedding couple, I have used this loads lately
LOTV ~ Sentiment
SU ~ Corner punch, Scalloped oval punch, Button and Kraft ribbon,
Doohickey ~ Small dragonfly, Antique lace border & Swirl,
Marianne D ~ Doily die and Leaves
Nestabilities ~ Label 18
W.O.C ~ Flowers sprayed with glimmer mist,
Tim Holtz ~ DI's and Stickles,
Stardust gel pen,
Flatback pearl from stash!
Thanks for looking

ALLSORTS - Free and Easy

Good morning, 
It's another free & easy week at ALLSORTS this week,
so hope you can join us.
Pop over to the challenge blog to find out more!
Thanks for all your lovely comments about Mac's new guinea pigs, 
they are settling in nicely, and have even started to enjoy a cuddle!
Anyway here's my DT card for this week at ALLSORT, 
I'll be back later with my Basic Grey DT card and don't forget ~ I have candy
I have used:
Magnolia ~ Explorer Tilda,
Bo Bunny ~ Gabrielle
Doohickey ~ Swirl
Nestabilites ~ Label 18
Marianne D ~ English Rose
Shapebilities ~ Butterfly
Various small punches,
Tim Holtz ~ DI's and Stickles
Scrim, Charm and PEarls from stash
Just like to share a photo of Mackenzie on her Victorian day
Love ya Kenz XXXXX
Thanks for looking

Thursday, 7 July 2011

My card appeared in Craft Stamper and I have an award.

Evening all!
Just a quick post, ~ I'm over the moon as one of my cards has appeared in this months Craft Stamper magazine. I've being want to tell you all week, but was too shy LOL!!! Click here for a sneak peak!

Also have received this gorgeous award 
from 2 lovely blogging buddies, Sara & Maria, please check out their lovely blogs.

Anyway the rules state that I must tell you 7 things about me & pass it onto 8 bloggers
So here goes:
  • I am the youngest of 6, our ages range from 42 ~ 62
  • I have a fork truck license, 
  • I am terrified of flying, BUT .................
  • I had a flight in a Tiger Moth
  • I can't swim
  • I love butterflies, BUT ................
  • I am terrified of moths (I know I tell you this everytime LOL)
 I really can't pick just 8 bloggers, so please feel free to take this award.

Tuesday, 5 July 2011

ASFOS ~ STITCHING & Our (I mean Mackenzie's) new additions!

Good morning,
Check here for my candy
Hope you are having good weather wherever you are. 
We've just got back from a week down south & it was lovely weather,
We came back late Friday night & then went to pick up Mackenzie's guinea pigs on Saturday.
I have to keep reminding myself that they are Mackenzie's! 
I was soooo excited when we went to get them,
they are so sweet & just starting to come out from hiding themselves away LOL
Anyway, moving on to the real reason I am here!
This week at A spoon full of sugar we would like to see some 


It can be real or faux.
I made a card for Darren's birthday a couple of weeks ago, 
He just loves old aeroplanes, especially anything from WWII
I have used,
Hobby Arts ~ Fly past available here
Nestabilities ~ Classic circles
Bo Bunny ~ Time piece
SU ~ Corner punch & Twine
Doohickey ~ Swirl
Tim Holtz ~ Clock
Cotton Scrim
Our sponsor this week is
gif maker

I'd like to enter the following:
Paper Sundaes ~ Stitching
Crafters companion ~ One for the boys
Papertake Weekly ~ Anything goes

Just a couple of pictures to share!
Thanks for looking

Saturday, 2 July 2011

ALLSORTS - Pretty in pink

Hello, where does the time go!
It doesn't seem 5 minutes since our last challenge at
and it's time for another one. 
Speaking of how the time flies......
I can't believe it's my 2nd blogoversary soon,
so keep a look out in the near future, as I'll be posting some candy!
Anyway moving on to our challeng!
Pop over to the main blog to find out more about this weeks theme &
please say hello to our new teamies
It's my neighbours little girls 3rd birthday 
and she asked if I would do the invites,
I can't take all the credit as she suggested the use of wands!
I have used
Magnolia ~ Mini fairy Tilda
Lavinia ~ Fairy words
Go kreate ~ Labels
Cream & Pink ribbon from stash
This week our sponsor is
one lucky winner will receive a set of 
Thanks so much for looking