Saturday, 22 October 2016

V is for .....

Afternoon All 

Hope you are having a good day and that the sun is shining where you are. 

Was very cold this morning I have to say, so have not ventured out yet.

First here is a tag for the latest challenge over at The Craft Barn Alpha challenge 

I coloured up the tag with a similar colour to a Vixen

Thought I would say how pleased I am to have been in the top 3 or 5 over the last few weeks 
for various challenges and also Won a couple of challenges too... (although I am still waiting for the "winnings" )


Just a little note yesterday was Friday (yes I know you know) but over at Erika's 
was Share an Oldie

So here is mine to join in the fun :)

This is not so much a real real oldie but one I made last year

Have a great rest of the day

Crafty hugs

x x

Friday, 21 October 2016

spots and stripes

Me again 

Ekkkk been meaning to do this challenge over at Sweet Stamping Challenge 

and see I only have 30 mins 
to enter. Love entering these challenges over at Sweet Stamping :) 

Made this card earlier today from the scraps I had left from the previous 
challenge today. 

So here it is 

Stamped with distress inks and using stamps. Clarity stamp and Ultimatecrafts 

Scrap of stripy card stock and scrap of orange card. 

Hope you like it 

Catch up tomorrow 


Autumn Trees

Afternoon All 

How are you today - well I hope and enjoying the day. 

I have been working on the next challenge over at Clarity Stamps for the Calendar challenge

Had to have a go a couple of times to try to get the trees right 

Followed the instructions on the calendar so I hope you like it

The words to the side I had to do twice as I was not happy with them. 

Interestingly there is a note in my meditation book today about 

Perfectionism !!!

How strange that should be the thoughts for today. I am sure the first lot of words 
would have been OK but not to me.

The quote says 

"Perfectionism, for me, is a form of dishonesty with others and with myself. It is an attempt to control how others see me" 

Not sure what happened yesterday apart from I was very busy and the day just went. 

So sorry not to have posted yesterday. 

Have a great day and see you tomorrow all being well. 

I would like to enter this card for the following 


On a good note before I go I will say Mum seems better now after her fright about 
being stuck in the bath. Now needs to get her money back !!! 

Well have a great day 

Crafty hugs 

Wednesday, 19 October 2016

Pink is the colour

Morning all 

Well here I am - had a very short blog yesterday :) and well done to 
Marianne for winning the Crafting Live Tickets.

Here is my card for today. 

I have used Altenew stamps and inks on a white scrap of card stock. 

Stamped the image and then used a smoothie to colour the background a bit more

Then matted and layered the cut down topper onto various snippets of card stock. 

Love using up bibs and bobs. 

Mounted onto a cream coloured card blank which again I coloured pink. Added some pink 
Nuvo Drops and of course a pink butterfly ;) 

I would like to enter it for the challenge over at 

All to do with pink - for Cancer 

Mum had breast cancer a few years back, and although she "survived" it - she is now 
very frail after complications from a stroke. 

Finally find out what happened with her and this NEW BATH STRAP - which I 
advised her not to get. But she so much wanted to have a bath she was persuaded to 
purchase it. Had it fitted and tried it out......

can you guess what happens... 

She slipped off the strap once she was in the bath and could not get back out. 

I gather that 
"During the course of the bath the white slip sheet slipped down over the belt and with that motion the belt bunched up into a tube rendering Mum helpless and unable to get back onto the seat. She has no strength and great pain in her shoulders."

Now she has the problem of trying to get back the money for something NOT FIT FOR PURPOSE

It is a shame that Mum did not heed my warnings thanks to my friends here on Blogland who 
gave their views.....which I mentioned to Mum. 

Does it annoy you when these "salesmen" come into homes and "push" frail people  to buy something
which is not suitable - just to get a sale. 

Well there is something for you to ponder on today. 

Salesmen who push just for that sale.

I have been in Sales nearly all my life and something that I am very strong in my views are

"does this person, need, afford, want, or is it suitable" and it I felt it was NOT then I did not 
sell that item. 

Whether it be, medical, memberships, products, or Bank products. 

Anyway best dash and get on. Looks like a good day to be in the garden 
so washing is on.

Have a good day 

Crafty hugs 

Tuesday, 18 October 2016

And the Winner is .....


Well that was easy to sort out 

The winner for my Blog Candy  is 

for the tickets to Peterborough Live 

Well done 

send me an email and I will send you the link for the tickets.

Monday, 17 October 2016

Sepia Rose

Afternoon all 

Hope you had a good weekend and the weather was good for you. 

Was busy in the garden yesterday so today it is catch up time - doing housework !!!

Not my cuppa tea but there it is has to be done. Cakes are in the oven too. 

REMEMBER to join in my Blog Candy - finished today and draw tomorrow !!!

Here is my card which I have made. 

I have used Sheena Douglas Stamping card and stamped using a distress ink 
onto a Sheena Douglas Rose stamp. 

Then with a paint brush "just damp" drew out the colour over the image

To add a little more texture to the card I then inked random words around the edges

Added a bit more colour to the edges 

Mounted onto gold Mirri card onto a white card blank - thought the card blank needed a bit of 
colour. Added a ribbon from Crafty Ribbons Bargain bag, Nuvo drops on the petals, and 3 sequins 
to the bottom of the card. 

I hope you like this card I have used just one colour from this colour pallet :)

and would like to enter it for the following 


Think it must be cuppa time now. 

Must try to give Mum a call in a mo - hope she is free - rather worried about 
over Christmas as she is refusing to have anyone there to look after her. 

Think I will have to take "one day at a time" and try not to worry. 

Well cuppa is calling 

Thank you for coming over to see my blog today and I look forward to 
your visit again. 

Crafty Hugs 

x x 

Sunday, 16 October 2016

Lion flowers

Morning all 

Well it is a lovely day so think I will be out in the garden today. 

Here is my card for today

 which I have tried to keep with the colour theme 
from Seven Hills Blog 

I have used several stamps from Seven Hills those being 

Baby Zoo  for the lion which is stamped in black ink and

 the hearts in dark shades of green/blue 

and the flowers I used 2 stamps from the Altenew Mini Blossoms stamps

I used shades from the last colour theme having first made the back ground 
with a hill on a snippet of white card which I had in my stash. A bit of a small piece but 
thought that it would make the lion look bigger. 

Stamped flowers around on the scene and then stamped the sentiment 

Mounted onto snippets of black and white pieces of card which were all off cuts onto a white card blank. 

I hope it meets with the criteria and would like to enter it 
for the following 


Have a great day and see you again tomorrow

Crafty hugs 

x   x