Friday, 5 January 2018

Sending a Little Note - using scraps

Hi there

I have been sort of busy making things and got back into stamping the other day

I have to say I have missed it. 

Well here is my card for today

I have used Clarity stamps and snippets of paper and card to make this.

Mat and layered using old black card and white card, which I had used for something else which 
did not work out !!!  

So shhh dont tell anyone but the white card on the back has another pattern on. 

As my Dad use to say "waste not want not! "

I hope you like it 

I would like to enter if for the following 

Challenge - using snippets of card 

Have a good day and I am now going out to see about tiding up 
my new craft room. I moved in a couple of months ago and have lost something 
which I wished to use yesterday. Can I find it NO so today I am on the hunt.

See you again 


Monday, 1 January 2018

Fox r us

Well here I am 

Happy New Year and hope you had a great Christmas

I am here today with my Design Team entry for 

Love to Craft Challenge Blog

I hope this card will give you inspiration. 

I made it for Fathers Birthday Card just before Christmas, as he likes 
all things to do with hunting.... so thought this picture of a Fox was just right. 

I have used Pollyanna Pickering items here to mat and layer the design. 

Anyway I think he was please with it. 

Have a great day everyone. 

Its my Sisters birthday today so Happy Birthday to her. 

Hope to see you a bit more this year 


Crafty hugs 

x x 

Sunday, 31 December 2017

No Matter how

Hi there

Long time no see - due to all the busy time with 

But thought I really must do a card for the very last 
Challenge over at Clarity Stamps.

Here I have used 2 Clarity stamps and 2 different designer papers 
again from Clarity.

As you can see I have mat and layered the papers onto white card to make the image pop.
Coloured in the trees with a variety of pens, both ink, alcohol and watercolour.

I have made it into a large card and added a black line around the edge to bring it all together.

I hope you like it.

Do you know something - apparently it is wrong to say I am doing a drawing now, it is 
sketching!!! Colouring in is a no go.... these are comments via my Grandsons school.

Never heard anything so silly - we all love colouring in - dont we.

I am rather pleased with the design, getting back into something other 
than Christmas. 

 I hope you have a good day being the last in 2017 

where does the time go, I ask myself??

Would like to enter it for the following 


Crafty hugs 


Friday, 1 December 2017

Warm me up

Hi there 

Me again 

Sorry for the very short blog now

Been a bit of a rush job as I only just got the image today as somewhere the 
original email had got lost. 

So here is my entry as Design Team member today over at 

Love to Scrap Challenge blog

I have used  Pickled Potpourri Designs

I have coloured in the image using alcohol pens and coloured with watercolour paint

Used black pen around the edge to give bit texture

Then mat layered onto card stock and 

 used "snow acetate" to make it look

like it is snowing..... does it work??

Hope you like it 

Crafty hugs 

x x 

Winter Wonderland close to home

Hi there

Thought I would do something different today for the 

Challenge over at LOVE to Craft Challenge blog

I started my journey into crafting by making cards out of my photos 

So here is Decembers card for you. 

It is of the Snow at HOME in 2009 

I hope you like it and look forward to seeing you again 
very soon. 

crafty hugs 

x x 

Monday, 27 November 2017

Ribbon Journal Book

Good afternoon to you all 

I hope you are well and not too stressed out with all the sales
that have been going on here in the UK 

Expect its the same all over the World

I have been busy today making something different. 

A Ribbon Journal  Book 

I have used calico for the pages, 

Red thread and plenty of Crafty Ribbons - ribbons and buttons. 

I plan to use the Wee book to make notes on my sewing

sort of a Sewing journal......

I hope you like it and would like to enter it for the 

Challenge over on Facebook with Crafty Ribbons. 

Happy days and hope to see you again 

here are the photos to give you an idea on the process in the making 

Bye for now 

x x 

Tuesday, 21 November 2017

Christmas is Coming

Hi there

How are you today?

Been a bit of a strange weather I have to say last week very cold and today it
seems almost like summer. Well not quite but you know what I mean I am sure

Been busy one way or another and here is a card to show 

Christmas is on its way 

I would like to enter it for the following challenge 

over on Facebook 

Clarity Stamps

I have used Clarity stamps to make this card. 

Well I wish you all the best and look forward to hearing from you 

Take care 

Crafty hugs 

x x