Monday, 20 February 2017

Flowers for Mum

Hiya - thank you for popping in and seeing me 

always love to hear from you.

Been working on the next challenge using the Groovi System from 

So here is my card for today, I have made it from Mum 

I first started with the wee daisy plate 


To make the main part of the image and then used the 


to make a boarder around the flowers. 

Then took several days to do the white work !!! Resting the parchment after each session 

Finally added Derwent Softcolour pencils to the back of the parchment 

Die cut out a mauve circle of card and used red tape to fix the parchment to the card stock
that was fun.... rather difficult to stick. 

Then took a sheet of 


Die cut out a circle and mat and layered onto a 6" white card blank 

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


Thank you for your visit. 

And I look forward to hearing from you as to what you think of 
my latest parchment efforts. 

Have a great day and all being well will see you again.

Crafty hugs 

x x 

Sunday, 19 February 2017

Green Wheels ..... Man

Morning and thank you for popping in this Sunday morning 
or when ever you do.....

So nice of you to come over to visit me here on my blog.

What a change in the weather from yesterday, light rain this morning
so no gardening today (yet) 

I have made a card today using several different items 

But first here is my card

The goodies I used. Gold sparkle pen and Greens from AlteNew inks pads

Sheena Douglass stencils 

First I used a piece of white paper and used the green inks using a smoothie to 
colour the card stock.

Stenciled in a dark green the camper van adding the tie dye stencils around the edges and on
the camper van. 

Then used the gold sparkle pen to edge the picture. 

Sorry the picture does not show the gold up very well but it is there. 
Mounted onto a white 6" card blank

As there was no where to add the sentiment today I have added it inside. 
Keeping with the green theme.

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


Well I had best get on, cakes to bake, housework to do...

Have a great day and see you again 

Crafty hugs 

x x x

Saturday, 18 February 2017

Man - go with the flow

Well here we are again and it is Saturday !!

Were did that week go. 

Cakes are in the oven, washing is pegged out and now its time for 
me to write my blog. 

Here is a card I have been working on yesterday.

I have used the New AlteNew Jellyfish stamps and New AlteNew inks 
both bought from Seven Hills Craft. 

Fantastic service I hasten to add....

 Over at Seven Hills Blog Challenge it is with a theme of colours 
so I have used the first pallet of colours 

Selection of the inks and the stamp with a few mopped up papers 

I just had to go with the greens and blues as these are my favorite colours at the moment. 

You may see just in the corner of the photo here a Versamark ink pad - I find if I stamp
the stamps in that first I do not get so much of a bleed on the inks.

Stamped the jellyfish onto a mopped up paper background 
Drew in a few seaweeds with pencils keeping to the colour theme 
and added using charcoal pencils stones for the bottom of the sea. 

Stamped the sentiment which I just love. 

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


Hope you have a great a day and hope to be back tomorrow

Time to get out in the garden again, me thinks, the sun is shinning.
Was out in the garden yesterday - so lovely to get my hands dirty in the 

Made me sleep well I hasten to add....all that fresh air.

Roll on summer. 

Crafty hugs 

x x 

Friday, 17 February 2017

Wee Ribbon Bag

Morning all

Hope you had a good day yesterday - sorry to have missed you as I did not 
get around to blogging yesterday. 

But on the good note I did over 13,000 steps nearly 14,000 best day ever 
so one could say you can not have it all. 

Went to the Village Hall Coffee Morning - another good day with my cards.
Then went shopping in town, do not usually go in the afternoon but on a good note
there were things reduced and we had lovely Trout for tea last night. 

I have been saving this project for the Facebook Challenge over with 

were you have to use Ribbon. 

If you remember I was playing with my sewing machine the other day and made a few
wee bags.

So here is one which I made using up some white material and a whole load of 
Crafty Ribbons - Ribbons some from their bargain bags and some from 
special ribbons I had. 

I did have problems with trying to fix a zip to the bag using a 
continuous zip but it works.

The bag is lined with the same white material 

Here is a photo I took last evening of the sunset. The sky was just beautiful

Quote for today ..... 

Crafty hugs 

x x 

Wednesday, 15 February 2017

Your are the only fish for me......

Well hello all

Hope you are having a great day and here is my entry
for the latest challenge over at

Love to Scrap Challenge Blog

Here is my card for today

 I have used a digi stamp from

Sparkle N Sprinkle

Prize: Images of choice up to $15 value

Printed off on suitable card stock to be able to paint

Then I mat and layered onto black card stock having cut off the edges.
Found a blue seabirds paper stock and used that too. 

Added a "wavy" ribbon and stamped out some hearts in gold. 

Added the sentiment 

And finally mounted onto white card. 

I hope you like it and it gives you inspiration 

I would like to enter it for the following 


Thank you for your visit and I look forward to seeing your work 

Crafty hugs 
x x 

Tuesday, 14 February 2017

Fern butterfly patchwork flower

Good morning all 

How are you today, well I hope.

I was busy yesterday making my card for today, using us scraps of paper
to make this card.

I die stamped the flower from  a hexagon die and paper pieced the flower onto 
a "fern" paper stock from Craftwork cards.

Paper Piecing and fern coloured butterfly...... :)

Die cut out 2 butterflies from scraps of fern green colours.

Added a pencil stork and leaves for the hexagon flower. 

Mat and layered onto card stock and added faux stitching, and nuvo drops.

PS just for the Butterfly Challenge - please note there is piercing around the edges of the flowers

I would like to enter it for the following 


Gem of a Challenge - Add a butterfly

Thank you for your visit today...

Did you get a Valentine card today, in the shops today there were loads and loads
of red roses....

Not for me I am sorry to say, Den does not do that sort of thing...
however I would be very surprised if he did....

He did wish me a Happy Valentine day though at breakfast time.

I hope you have a great day and look forward to
seeing you again .

Here is a little funny for you which made me laugh.

Crafty hugs
x x

Monday, 13 February 2017

Love U Chick

Morning all

Hope you are well and had a good weekend. 

It is very windy here today - just about to try and peg out the washing, may need
extra pegs today. 

No more snow "yet"

Been playing again with my Serif Artist to make this card 

I have used the Homegrown Daisy Trail CD to make this 

Adding extra hearts from the Valentine CD from Daisy Trail. 

Printed off the picture and mount and layered onto black card onto 
a "green-ish" card blank. 

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


I hope you have a great day and I look forward to hearing from you. 

Take care and all being well will be back tomorrow

Really enjoyed getting back into CD crafting I have to say. It has helped my 
mojo.... do you find sometime it goes... and you do not know where it has gone ? 

Pegging out time

See you tomorrow

Crafty hugs 
x x