Saturday 16 December 2017


Now this is a new concept for me I usually do lots on a card but have been asked to do some simple Christmas cards and as I have a new Christmas die or two thought it would be a good way to show them off
So I adhered red card to a white base card cut the ornament (the new one) and greeting with the cuttle bug adhered to white card then adhered to the red card and that was it done, quick and easy but...
I am sitting here thinking it's so plain guess I will show it to my friend before making her some more
I was inspired by the bakers twine and the CAS theme


This Card has been done for The Tuesday Morning Sketches rather like doing these challenges as I feel the sketch kick starts you and I have needed a bit of that lately

 I adhered ribbon around black card and adhered to white base card, printed off the lady cut it into a oval with the cuttle bug then cut the black shiny back with a Nellie Snellon die, adhered to card cut a white flourish and four layers of a flower distress inked the edges with black soot put the flower together and put a black flat bead in the centre

Christmas Cat

Well this is the last of the grandchildren's Christmas cards and I have done it for the Tuesday Morning Sketch challenge

Paw Print backing paper is from my stash adhered it to black card then onto white base card adhered ribbon, printed the image adhered it to black scallop oval cut on the cuttle bug, stars are peel offs  adhered little bow

Thursday 14 December 2017

mason xmas

Had more time in my craft room and have done the last of the grandchildren's Xmas cards
 I printed Santa straight onto the card, adhered red organza ribbon across card then adhered the "Merry Christmas " ribbon on top, Stamped sentiment added the name Mason with peel offs

am entering these challenges

Wednesday 13 December 2017

Embossed Card

Just another card done today a quick and easy one
Haven't used my embossing folders much lately, was nice to use them again forgot how nice a card they make especially if you want a card in a hurry
Embossed white card adhered to cream backing paper then to white base card
Punched edge of card adhered white strip to it then onto the base card
Flower made up from my stash

am entering at the

Happy Thoughts

With the husband away I have had uninterrupted crafting time and lucky me I still have another couple of days yet    yea ๐Ÿ™‹
 I have been busy making Christmas cards for the grandchildren but need to do something else

I embossed white card with the SJABLOON folder one I don't use often enough distress inked the edges also cut a oval frame and embossed with same folder and distressed the edges Adhered to white base card stamped the sentiment on punched and die cut the leaves, the butterfly twice glued them together and pulled the wings apart Added flowers from my stash they were bought ones

Am entering this challenge

Friday 8 December 2017

christmas Dyllin

Printed sentiment onto front of card,Cut three strips of spotty backing paper adhered to red card,added jingle bell ribbon then a double bow made of red and white ribbon.Cut image on cuttlebug using a fancy rectangle die, adhered to card with foam so it is slightly raised
Don't know if you can see the image that well on my picture (new camera) so I have added it also

Am entering these challenges

in the pink

Cut three strips of backing paper and adhered to pink card,I decided to use the pink card as it just flowed  and the white did not look right to me,stamped sentiment onto card,added ribbon and bow  cut out four flamingo's adhered together,while flamingo's were still in the die I coloured in the wings, the other alternative is to emboss it

 Am putting this into the saturday sketch challenge

Tuesday 21 November 2017

Tic Tac Toe

This card is for the crafters challenge
The three elements are lace,charm and ribbon

Covered a wooden plaque with Backing Paper, then a smaller panel put onto card with a corner flourish adhered to panel, next backing paper was patterned with  writing  Adhered ribbon braid down side added clock and flower charms to it  die cut a butterfly made the flowers  added purple feather added two pieces of lace to bottom printed out and coloured a prima doll stamp with copics adhered with foam to 3d her.Threaded ribbon to top of plaque to hang it
Think this will go in my grand daughters bedroom

Bird cage

Thought I would try something different other than a card.Always wanted to give book folding a try but thought it would be too complicated
 Took me about two hours to fold the book  and as the folding increases it gets a bit bulky so I had to use clips and clothes pegs to keep it all together but I got there in the end
After gluing it shut it was time to decorate
I glued the lace to top and bottom with the hot glue gun,glued in the braided ribbon for it to hang with,I made all the flowers  using three different dies  cut butterflies with a die, all on the cuttle bug glued them on with the glue gun, cut two birds on the cut n scan glued them together and sat them into the fold,glued  with the glue gun added the ladybird and charm
Am going to put this into the crafters cafe challenge



Well it has been ages since I have been on my blog, a  bit of a set back with my health and due to that we have sold our caravan  and bought a bus so we can start to do the things we had planned for our retirement. I have a cupboard  in the bus for some of my craft things enough so i don't go through craft withdrawals. We are off in a couple of hours and I have all my gear in the bus, so I am ready

Friday 14 April 2017

garden theme

I like doing the challenges that have to be done to a sketch especially when the mind goes blank as mine does lately๐Ÿ˜

This is the sketch

I used a tan coloured self adhesive card that was a matstack book (that I forgot I had) adhered to white base card, adhered pattern paper   cut another tan card piece adhered pink card to it,it looked a bit plain so I added lace to it cut the image on the cuttle bug then a scallop oval in the tan card added flourish cut the flowers and butterfly on the CB added the ladybird and leaves from my stash
I am please I found the adhesive card was so easy to use

This is the inside of my card I wanted to put the image on the front of the card, but it didn't really work for me, so here he is peeking out of the pot

Am entering these two challenges


A friend of ours has turned 65 and retired he is a bit of a joker and appreciates a good laugh so this is his birthday card

Adhered the mottled backing paper to Dark Blue card then onto White base card printed image from the of the many I have downloaded in the past...distress inked the edges and adhered to card  cut blue bobbly wave out of wallpaper on the cuttlebug added a duck that is a button and because I didn't have a yellow one I coloured it with a copic cut the eye off the back easier to adhere that way did the 65 on the scan n cut
Am entering tis in the crafters cafe challenge

Thursday 30 March 2017

love thing

Adhered all backing papers to blue base card according to sketch pattern added lace ans ribbon across the middle and added an extra one to the bottom because it didn't look quite right to me image printed on the computer and adhered to scallop card added sentiment to corner
Decided I really liked the sketch pattern from the crafters cafe challenge so  I did another card


I like sketch patterns,they are great if you want to make a card and don't know how you want to do it and I have to say I often look through the hoards I have saved onto my computer for a bit of inspiration
This sketch pattern is for the crafters cafe challenge
The backing paper is from my stash, adhered to light green base card cut four bits of card to match the turtles mask's then embossed them with the grunge stripe folder adhered all to card
Printed the turtles onto card and cut with cuttle bug, cut an extra set of turtles  cut out and adhered to the picture with foam glue

Thursday 23 March 2017

lucky birdie

Rounded edge of cards and papers
Green leafy backing paper from my stash adhered to green card, for the topper, I looked for rainbow colors and downloaded of the net,adhered to green card, I printed two of the birds the extra one I cut the horseshoe out and adhered to the main image, coloured image with copics, cut out with circle and scallop die on the cuttlebug, printed sentiment and adhered to green card,both the sentiment and image was adhered to card with foam

Am putting it in this challenge

doll canvas

I went to a paint and wall paper shop and asked if they had any out dated wallpaper sample books, mainly because my grand children were wanting to use my good papers when they are here crafting this way they can cut, scribble and paint to their hearts content (and I don't get upset to see my papers in the bin or cut to pieces) most wallpaper shops are happy to give the books away One of the books was for children's bedrooms and these papers were in it

The dolls are a border I used contrasting plain wallpaper first adhered it to the canvas I used double sided tape along edges and glue for the rest just to give it  a bit more stick adhered the panel to the top with DS tape and glue as well then run some washi tape to top and bottom of panel

  I then stapled the back edges  just to be sure      the wallpaper wouldn't come off

I then cut butterflies on the cuttle bug  doubled them up and adhered to canvas

 This will be a cheap way to occupy the kids in the school holidays

Altered Book

 A few years ago my Daughter In Law's mother gave me a book that the pages were folded to spell my name. My very dear friend Jill saw it and loved it so I thought I would do one for herI have to admit that I did not do the folding of the book don't think I would have the patience to do it
This is the book  folded and undecorated

 This is the book decorated

I covered the book with wallpaper added a strip of hessian on the spine unfortunately I didn't take a photo of that I then put two strips of crochet tape front and back, made the flower with hessian and paper from another book, cut the leaves on the cuttle bug with papers from my stash, added beads and gems  for the butterfly trail, Hessian string wound around the book and tied up in a bow, I tied a knot in the string before tying the bow so it wouldn't untie, added some little butterflies to inside of book

was rather pleased with how it turned out and Jill loved it

have put it in this challenge

Tuesday 14 March 2017

more cards

just another couple couple of cards I made during the week
both have backing paper adhered to base card lace added flowers made by me clock faces cut out adhered to coloured card stock then onto a white doily pearls and gems added

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just a few cards

Our theme for the monthly swap  on our card site was for hinged cards so I made two filigree hinged cards, using some spellbinders nestabilities dies, each die was adhered with foam to 3d them sentiments were done on the computer  then die cut the rose was coloured with copics Flowers were made by me
The purple card was made with one die cut with another inner cut the same card as the base card
Was rather pleased with how they turned out

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Sunday 19 February 2017

Hogs and Kisses

Am so pleased to see From the heart blog  up and running again this month’s stamp  is a pig and Hershey chocolates
Cut the card on the Cuttle Bug with a couture creations nesting die I partially cut it so I could turn it around to make the card larger did the same with the backing paper that was in my stash The hearts didn’t quite look right being white so I got one of my punches that cuts out a border of hearts and used the hearts that came out of the die and placed them in all on the white hearts printed image onto card, with a spare so I could 3D it, printed sentiment on same piece of card cut the image and chocolates with the scan n cut  coloured pig with copics and put it alltogether

Back to crafting

After a bit of a wonky year 2016  with 3 trips to hospital and a operation I am starting to get back to my crafting.
Have had my son,DIL and grandson living here for a few months so most of my craft time was doing things with him,making all sorts of super hero masks,pirate hats, treasure boxes and heaps of colouring in we even made a few cards for his Mum and Dad.
They have since moved on so now its my turn to do what I want, hopefully my mojo has not taken off with them ๐Ÿ˜Š