Friday, 30 September 2016

Christmas Past and Oldie

Morning all and what a sunny one it is too. 

Been sorting out "stuff" today amazing how therapeutic it is but before I get 
too carried away here is my card for today. 

I have used Imagination Crafts stamp and stamped onto white card with black ink. 
Used a distress ink to make the colour around the edge and added Tonic glitter to the snow. 

Mounted onto a snippet of red card and added with red tape a snippet of ribbon 
from Crafty Ribbons 

Added a few "button" Nuvo drops 

Then mounted the topper onto a Craftwork Christmas card blank. 

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


We are off the the Village Hall Harvest Festival Meal tonight which will be nice as there 
will be no cooking for me tonight. 

It is Friday (as you know) and so it is share an oldie over at Erika's 

So here is it using Hobby Art Stamps and making my own backgrounds 

Time for me to peg out the washing and maybe get a bit of gardening done.???

Thursday, 29 September 2016

X is for ......

Hi there how are you today? 

Thank you for popping in today nearly the end of another month - where does the time go?

Heavy rain again here last night but must get out into the garden to 
pick the raspberries. 

Here is my tag for today keeping with the theme of tags for The Craft Barn Alpha Challenge
(my theme I hasten to add not theirs) 

The letter this time is X - what a difficult one to think about but I had a bit of 
a brain storm and remembered something to do with Science. 

So here is my tag

I used one of my mopped up paint tags to draw the x-chromosomes on and used 
alcohol pens to colour in and drew in the strands of DNA.

Added the definition 

Something different today. 

Not a lot I can say about the tag really but hope it is OK

Saw this on the Hunkydory web site 

Another thought today is "always strive to work through every issue if you can"

I am not sure that I do that everyday. I find my time just going so quickly that I keep on 
turning round and another month / year has gone. 

However so long as I do what I need to do, and I am happy what more do I wish for. 

No Village Hall Coffee morning today so have the morning at home. 

Got the Harvest Festival Meal on Friday evening - yes that is tomorrow see what I mean.
Think so far there are about 35 - 40 of us going. 
So no cooking tea tomorrow. 

Well best get on - sun is out at the moment so best get to pick any raspberries I can find. 

Have a great day and catch up with you tomorrow. 

Crafty hugs 

Wednesday, 28 September 2016

White on white

Morning all 

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

Here is my card for today.

I have used an embossed card blank from Craftwork cards

And die cut out the butterflies from white shimmer paper using Crafters companion 
Butterfly Lullaby collection. 

I tried out my Todo machine today .... need a bit more practice with it but 
I am looking forward to foiling with it. 

Anyway back to the card sprinkled a selection of butterflies onto the card 
added Nuvo Drop eyes and a sentiment. 

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


Thank  you for popping over and leaving your comments which 
I read every day and really appreciate your thoughts. 

Have a great day 

Hope to get out in the garden later - not too warm outside and still 
a little rain but fingers crossed. 

Look forward to hearing from you again 

Crafty hugs 

Tuesday, 27 September 2016

Cakes for tea

A very good evening to you all this Tuesday. 

How has your day been? Mine has been OK, shopping first thing this morning, 
and pottering around today at home. 

Thank you to all those who left their thoughts about the Proverb I left about Money and "life"
it certainly gave food for thought.... did it not? 

Well today I have made this card with snippets from my stash. 

I found a piece of corrugated cardboard with a pattern of dots on and cut that to size.

Then rummaged in my ribbon stash and found a few strips of ribbon to use. 

Used up the end of a red tape roll !!

And added it all together onto a Craft work Cards spotty card blank. 

Added a sentiment from my box of bibs and bobs with gems from the bottom of my tub!!

All in all came together quite nice with an added pink bow. 

I would like to enter it for the following 


Wonder why all day it rains and then in the evening the sun decides to come out?

Fingers crossed that tomorrow the weather will be better and I get a chance to get 
out in the garden. There is loads now to tidy and to put in the compost bin. 

Just caught up watching Victoria .... get programmes but wonder if it has 
been dramatised for TV. Mum was saying she would not watch it as Victoria was 
"not a good Queen - giving a Cow a name she had given to one of her Children"??

Not sure if that is right - but would I feel bad to have an animal named after me? 
Would I feel it wrong, or being nasty? 

What do you think.. ? 

Anyway best dash.
Take care and chat tomorrow. 

Crafty hugs 


PS.... forgot to welcome my new followers which I see have joined.
Thank you and look forward to your continued visits.


Monday, 26 September 2016

Robins are red

Good Morning all and thanks for popping in today.

Bit cold and rather wet here this morning - think I will have to put the heating on
or start running around the house. 

I thought I would share this card I have made with you today. 

I have used my new Penny Black stamp to make this card

Stamped with black archival ink and then used masking fluid to blank out the trees.

Using distress inks coloured the background sky and hills. 

Rubbed off the masking fluid and just gave a little colour to the trees. 

Then the robin I coloured in with watercolour pencils. 

Just love this - mounted onto black card onto a white card blank. 

Was wondering about a sentiment but think this card says it all and there is always the 
inside to put Happy Christmas :) 

I would like to enter it for the following 


I had a lovely time seeing my family yesterday. 

An interesting Proverb today

"Make some money, but don not let money make you" a Tanzanian proverb. 

I have seen, and know, so many people who work work work for those holidays, 
material items, and have NO time to enjoy life.  It would not suit me. 

To me so long as I have a bed to sleep in at night, I am warm, and have food 
on the table, then I am happy. I am happy living with Den, in a wonderful 
place here in North Devon, living a "simple" life.... 

Another old saying is "Money is the root of all evil" 

but also "Money makes the world go round"

What are your views.... todays reading made me think... and to thank
my blessings for what I have .... not what I desire ... but to accept what I need...

Anyway enough of my rambles today.

If you like Altenew stamps pop over to C&C and have a look got some great prices. 

Have a good day.... 

Crafty hugs 


Sunday, 25 September 2016

In the garden

Good afternoon all - hope you are having a lovely day. 

We have been over to see my Grandson Farran, her Mum Kathy and hubby Chris 
for a big breakfast and birthday cake for pudding. 

Lovely couple of hours. 

Now back and thought I would share my card for today with you. 

I started with one of my papers from my stash....

I made a whole load of gelli prints a few months ago using real fern leaves to make the images.
The Yellow and Green papers were not quite what I wanted so went for the red one. 

You can see that I have used punchinella off cut to make the circles. 

So with a Red fern leaf piece of paper I then stamped the Allium Clarity Stamps 
over the design. 

Mounted onto green card to make the red pop having used a black pen around the finished cut 
down card. 
And finally mounting onto a white card blank.

Rather pleased how a scrap / snippet of card can make a brand new design. 

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


Thank you for popping in and thank you so much for  your comments 
so have a great rest of the day and I will catch up tomorrow
with more thoughts and crafting all being well. 

Crafty hugs 

Saturday, 24 September 2016

Bottles and a pint

Morning all 

thought I would get  in early today and do my blog before the day starts. 

Here is my card which I made yesterday. 

I have used Card-io stamps to make this card stamping in various colours
mounting onto snippets of green card 
onto a Craftwork Cards Dotty Card blank. 

Bottles and a pint just right for the man in your house. 

The glass I cut out in card and mounted onto the stamped image 
as I wanted the leaves behind the glass. Just gave the white card a hint of 
colour to look like it was full with cider. 

Has to be cider as we live in West Country :) 

Then I have added a sentiment from Pollyanna Pickering. 

I would like to enter it for the following 


Thank you to those who commented yesterday about my concerns and Mums 
new chair. I have spoken to her and she is determined to have it. 

So not much more I can do about it. 

All I can do is to best I can ... with the information I have. 

So once again thank you 

Have a great day and see you tomorrow 

Crafty hugs 

x x