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Monday, 27 August 2012

Another card topper I made with the Cricut - I love the layers that you can cut.

More Cricutting!

Have been having a lovely time just playing around with my Cricut. I found a card button so decide to play with that & managed to make a few cards - I like it! I have only cut them out but I think they are in need of a little bling & glitter.

Sunday, 26 August 2012

been playing with my new toys...

Hi - am back again. Have recently bought a Cricut so have been playing with that, and some new Spellbinder dies, so have been playing with those as well. Being bank holiday the weather is not good - as usual, so trying to get my mojo back & just generally messing around.
I did some Christmas toppers with my Cricut & tags & a place name card with my GC.

Hope everyone is well & you get to do what you want this BH weekend.x

Sunday, 29 July 2012

Monthly giveaway over on Studio 12 at Polkadoodles - just follow,  mention the giveaway on your blog and leave a comment on theirs - good luck x

Monday, 18 June 2012

candy over at Crafty Boots

candy over at Crafty Boots

wedding card

Here is a wedding card I have made for my cousin. I used an A5 blank card, matted with lilac card, embossed white card with mbossabilities folder, cut this into a dress shape, drew a dress top, covered it with some ribbon, stuck faux pearls at waist, neckline and on the dress. Used spellbinder die to cut matt for sentiment and corner embellishments. Stuck on some sparkly embellishments and a lace flower ( these were a great find from the local poundshop!). I am still undecided on the sentiment, but thought I would post it anyway. Hope you like it.
I have entered this card in:
 Crafty Catz weekly challenge - 137 embossing.
My Time To Craft Challenge - wedding

Look how Karen used my free digi

WOW! The first time I have offered a free digistamp and look how Karen has used it.
She started with an A5 blank, matted yellow and white cardstock ( the white embossed with a swiss dots folder in the cuttlebug). Faux stitching around the yellow card. Happy birthday stamped in green Stazon on white card and matted onto yellow. Pink ribbon tied around, edge of A5 card pricked using Tim Holtz ruler.
She printed my flower in 5 different sizes, the biggest two she printed twice and layered up. They are coloured with Promarkers and she stiched the button holes with white paper thread.
Thanks to Karen for using my digistamp and letting me show it here.

Saturday, 16 June 2012

cupcake freebie

last one for today - just had to do a cupcake - enjoy x

Freebie bird

Guess what I'm obsessed with drawing on pc now - lol! So here is a little bird for you - enjoy x

Freebie Flower Button digi stamp

Well here's something new for me - have designed a flower button on my pc & thought I would give it away as a freebie digi stamp type thingy. Just hope I've done it right! Hope you like it x
Lovely free digi stamp over at

Wednesday, 13 June 2012

funny week

Well it's been a funny week. I am on holiday from work, weather cold & raining. Have been trying to get a card done for a relatives wedding, am mostly there & will hopefully get it posted on here by end of week. also am in process of selling Dad's house, contracts exchanged and completion hopefully this Friday, strange feelings about this - sadness at the thought of selling, but think this is mostly to do with missing Mum & Dad, but relief that things are finally being resolved. Going through all their things, deciding what to keep & what to donate to various charities has been upsetting to say the least and I don't know what I would have done without lots of help & support from Keith & James ( even though Keith's Mum is not well, he managed to make time for helping), James was great taking me to solicitors, bank & any other place I needed to go - even taking me out to Castleton & lunch one day - which was a grateful change from all the arranging, telling people etc. Hopefully now a little normality will come back into our lives, I still get upset and the silliest things can 'set me off '. I sometimes can't believe that in what seems such a short space of time I have lost both my parents to that horrible C word, though I must say that Dad was never the same after Mum died in December 2008. One of the things I think I have found most therapeutic was going through all the photo's and scanning them - brought back memories and some tears were shed but I enjoyed doing it. I am hopefully going to put them all into a book, when I get them in some sort of order.
Here is a scrap page I made with Craft Artist, using some of the scanned pics, I also found the list of things Mum wanted Dad to get for her when she came out of hospital with me & my birth announcement in the local paper - hope you like it.

Saturday, 9 June 2012

Hi - it's been a while since I've been on here. Had a lot to do - clearing out Dad's house :( - so have not had much 'get up & go' to do anything. Have managed this week to make a card for Keith for our 33rd anniversary, which is today,  & you know what - I enjoyed it! I think my mojo maybe coming back. I used my spellbinder m-bossabilites folder for the background, Martha Stewart punch for the red 'ribbon', the hearts are stamps from Woodware, which I have heat embossed & stuck some bling on the red one. Hope you like it - Keith loved it as he thought he might have been getting a bought one - how dare he!

Monday, 20 February 2012

Scrapbook page

Here is a scrapbook page I made using Serif Craft Artist - lazy way I know but that is how I am feeling at the moment. What with recent events and now I have shingles, so really don't feel upto much at all. I do like using CA for all my projects though as I can design at the laptop and nothing is wasted if I don't like the things I have done. I like the way you can colour pick from the photo to make the embellishments match.

Friday, 17 February 2012

Hi everyone - it's a while since I've been on here and a while since I did any crafting.
 I have been looking after Dad who wasn't very well and unfortunately passed away on 8th February :(:( .
I am trying to come to terms with becoming an 'orphan'.
 I am hoping over the next few weeks I might be able to get back into my crafting but at the moment my mojo seems to have totally disappeared . . . so I might just pop in on your pages and have a nosey around and see if it comes back.
 R.I.P. Dad xx