Sunday, 16 November 2014

Christmas is Coming :o)

Yes, I love Christmas & have at last started making some Christmas cards (& decorations).  Work has got worse but luckily crafting is such a good stress reliever.  Luckily we're on holiday this week & having a few days away in London :o) (& hopefully recharge our batteries).  Today's new Sentimental Sundays challenge is "Brads, Buttons &/or Bows".  The image I used was from Crafter's Companion (I think), the paper from my stash & I finished the card with a punched snowflake, button, Bakers twine & greeting.  Our fab sponsor is Paper Pretties & there is the chance to win 6 images of your choice so I hope you can join us.

Sorry for the rubbish photo
The challenges:
Jingle Bells - The Great Outdoors
Crafty Calender - It's All About Christmas
Delightful - Happy Holidays
Cute Card Thursday - Red & Green
We Do Doobadoo - Christmas
Kraftyhands - Christmas Cheer

Have a great Sunday! xx

Sunday, 2 November 2014

Everyone's Favourite...Anything Goes!

Yes this week's challenge at Sentimental Sundays is "Anything Goes" (+ a sentiment) & we are sponsored by our very own Scribbles by Sandy :o)  I made a couple of Halloween ATCs with envelopes (these were for a swap group I'm in on Facebook). They were made from black card with a bit of Stickles, some Sakura glitter pen, digi ticket, some lace & plastic spider.  I've been busy making a few Christmas cards/decorations for a craft fayre I have coming up & really enjoying it, just wish I had more time to do it!  Nice easy topic this week so I hope you can join us.

The challenges:
Crafts for Eternity - Tags & Tickets
Kitty Bee - Halloween
Milk Coffee - Halloween
Crafting by Designs - It's Halloween!!!
Inky Impressions - Halloween
Wicked Wednesday - Things That go Bump in the Night
Going Grey with Scrap-Creations - Halloween
Gem of a Challenge - Trick or Treat 

I hope you're all having a wonderful weekend :o)

Sunday, 19 October 2014

Too Cute Too Spook :o)

Halloween is fast approaching & I know lots of people don't like it but I love anything creepy & spooky so I love it :D  Our challenge at Sentimental Sundays this week though isn't creepy or spooky at all but it is Halloween themed "Too Cute Too Spook" (+ a sentiment) & our wonderful sponsor is Drawn With Choice so you have to chance to win 3 images of your choice.  My card was actually a recycled from some Halloween cards I have made previously (due to lack of time again) & the image is from The Paper Shelter.  The Halloween ticket is from UPrintables by Rebecca B (she has some fabulous images on her blog).  The plastic spiders are from Poundland.

The challenges:
Bearly-Mine - Halloween 
We do Doobadoo - Halloween
Fairy Tale - Happy Halloween
Crafts 4 Eternity - Creepy Crawlies
Speedy Fox & Friends - Layer Torn Paper
Sweet Stampin' - Halloween
Ladybug Crafts - Autumn &/or Halloween
Crafty Boots - Falling Leaves & Halloween
My Craft Spot - Too Cute Too Spook
Little Red Wagon - Spooky, Spooky!

I hope you're all having a lovely weekend & it's not going too quickly (I had to work yesterday so it is flying by for me lol) :o) xx

Sunday, 12 October 2014

Button Up...

Well that's another week that's flown by & it's the weekend again so that means time for another Sentimental Sundays challenge & this week the theme is "Buttons" (+ a sentiment).  Like I said previously due to lack of time for crafting I am keeping it CAS.  This card was made with another Pink Petticoat image, which is paper pieced. (I think the paper is PP too).  I inked the edges & added Glamour Dust & added 2 buttons & a  bell.  We are sponsored by Dee Dee Designs, I hope you have more spare time than me & are able to join us.

The challenges:
Crimbo Crackers - Anything Goes
Jingle Bells - Pink Christmas
Crafty Hazelnut - Something Round (dots & bell)
Little Claire's - Christmas Theme
We Do Doobadoo - Chrsitmas
Delicious Doodles - Christmas in October
That's Crafty - Keep it Simple 
C.R.A.F.T. - Christmas 
Deep Ocean - Christmas in October
Tip Top Tuesday - Non-Traditional Christmas
Crafty Bloggers Network - Christmas

Happy Sunday xxx

Sunday, 5 October 2014

Celebrate the Season...

I really need to make more Christmas cards as I've only made a couple over the year & Christmas is creeping up on us (a bit too quickly for my liking as I have lots to do).  As our challenge at Sentimental Sunday is "Bling It Up" (+ a sentiment) I seized the opportunity & made a card with a Pink Petticoat's Diva Doodles digital image.  I colored the holly with Sakura Tiara pens & added gems for the berries.  The poinsettia is die cut from glitter foam & the centre is micro beads (the DP is from my never ending stash of papers),  ooh I added a bit of Glamour Dust too in case there wasn't enough sparkle lol.  Our fab sponsor is PPinkyDolls Art & do I hope you can join us.

The challenges:
Crafty Hazelnut - Something Beginning with P (Poinsettia)
Sparkle - Layer It Up
Coffee, Chocolate & Cards - High Heels & Purses
We Do Doobadoo - Christmas

Sorry about the rubbish photos :o( (it does look much better in real life).  Thanks for looking, enjoy the rest of the weekend & have a fab week :o)

Sunday, 28 September 2014

It's Clean & Simple All The Way!...

Oooh how I miss my papercrafting, blogging & visiting all your fab sites so I've decided I have to try & make more time & making CAS cards will certainly help? (hopefully lol).  I have learned to crochet which is something I've wanted to do for years but could never quite get the hang of it (only the basics but it's a start & I can make little flowers, which I've always wanted to do), so I am really chuffed!  

On to the important stuff:  this week's Sentimental Sundays challenge is "Use Kraft Cardstock" (+ a sentiment).  For my card I used Pink Petticoat's Mr Moustache digital image stamp which I mounted on black card, added some twine & stars.  Our sponsor is Oak Pond Creations & there is the chance to win 3 of their wonderful images but - You've Gotta be in it to Win it! LOL   I hope you can join us & I look forward to seeing your fab creations.  Don't forget to check out the DT blogs for lots more inspiration.

The challenges:
A Gem of Challenge - Clean & Simple
Simon Says - Anything Goes
Simply Create Too - It's A Special Occasion

Enjoy the rest of the weekend & thanks for looking :o) - Hopefully it won't be too long before I'm back in the swing of crafting/blogging.  Hugs xxxx

Sunday, 24 August 2014

Sentimental Sundays Challenge...

Hello my lovelies, I hope you've all had a fab week & the weekend's not going too quickly for you.  We have a 3 day weekend here in the UK which is even better :o)  This week's Sentimental Sundays challenge is "Shaker Cards" (+ a sentiment)  but I don't think you just have to make cards, we like to see all sorts of creations.  As usual I have not time so I have made 2 ATCs which I also need for a swap group I'm in on Facebook.  I covered playing cards with scraps of paper used some little frames I've had in my stash for ages & filled them with beads.  The balloons are die cut & I added some wire finishing of with stamped & computer generated wording.  I hope you can join us.

The challnenges:
Creatatlicious - Up to the Sky!
Papertake - To Die For
Frosted Designs - Chevrons
Allsorts - Warm Sunshiny Colours 

I've gotta be quick, we're now off to the in-laws for dinner, Mark (hubby)'s brother is home from London for the weekend & I'm already running late.  I'm gonna make some lil envelopes for the ATCs & if I have time I will photo them too.  Thanks for looking xxx

Thursday, 14 August 2014

Catching Up...

I am really going to try & get back to regular blogging cos I do love my lil blog :o)  
This is a card I made a while ago for my son's birthday but haven't got round to posting it yet.  It is very simple but I do like these monkey images from Bugaboo which I coloured with ProMarkers.  I've been lucky enough to have a couple of my cards published in magazines in the last few months & will (hopefully) get them posted soon too.  We're away for the weekend so I won't get any crafting done then & I've just gotta hope my mojo has returned next week so I can get back to creating.

Crafting for all Seasons - Feature a Creature
Kitty Bee - Birthday Boy
Scrap-Creations - Animals
Perfectly Rustics - Masculine Card
I Love ProMarkers - Anything Goes
Corrosive - Birthdays
Inky Impressions - Animal Friends 

Monday, 11 August 2014

Missing Mojo...

if found please return here.  It is bad enough when you have lots of lovely crafting time if your mojo goes awol but when you only have limited time it is even more frustrating! I think the fact that every surface in my craft room is yet again covered with paper & every crafting item I possess (well not quite but it looks like it lol) doesn't help SO as I have a (much needed) day off from work my mission is to have a good ol clear out & tidy up (wish me luck). 

I missed last weeks Sentimental Sundays challenge cos I just couldn't come up with anything that I wanted to post along side my wonderfully creative teamies & this week I had to make something cos it is my MILs birthday & I'm not happy with the card at all it has had to do.  The challenge is "Decorate your cards inside & out" (+ a sentiment).  I used a Hunkydory crafting pack I got free with a magazine.  I hope you will be able to join us & there is a fabulous prize up for grabs from our very own Calypso :o)

Just a couple of challenges this time:
Suzi Bee's - Anything Goes
Crafty Sentiments - Add a Sentiment

I'm really sorry I haven't had time to visit your amazing blogs lately too, perhaps that is part of the problem - I'm lacking inspiration, I will try as soon as I can xx  Have a great week & I hope the sun is shining where you are (& you manage to fit in some crafty-tme :o)

Sunday, 27 July 2014

Christmas in July ... again

The Sentimental Sundays challenge has had a little break but is back today with a new challenge which is "Christmas in July" (+ a greeting), luckily the weather here has been far from wintery in fact it actually feels like summer!  My card is CAS mainly cos still not had much time for crafting & also cos I saw a similar card on Pintrest & thought it looked cool.  I punched circles of scrap Christmas paper & edged with gold ink, I used a tag punch for the tops of the baubles & finished with ribbons, peel offs & a stamped greeting. I hope you can join us & you might even win a prize from our fab sponsor Zlatoena's Design :o)

The Challenges:
Lexi's Creations - Christmas in July
Christmas Cards All Year Round - Non-traditional Colours
Delightful - Add a Ribbon
Creative Knockouts - Christmas in July
Southern Girls - Christmas is Coming
Dazzling Diva - Non-traditional Christmas Colours
That's Crafty - Christmas in July
Bloggers - Christmas in July

I hope you're having a fab weekend!

Saturday, 19 July 2014

End of an Era!

Yes today is the last Jellypark Friends challenge & I am proud to say I've been part of Claire's DT from the very beginning, which was July 2011 - yes 3 years! I have no idea where the time has gone but I've loved every minute :o)  For our last challenge the theme is "Christmas in July" & I used the Christmas Robins digi stamp which I coloured with ProMarkers.  The papers are from my (very large) stash of Christmas papers & I finished the card with some Kraft card, tags, brad, wooden snowflake & gems.  I really hope you can join us for this last challenge & I look forward to seeing your creations (it's never too early to get a head start on your Christmas crafting).

The challenges:
Passion for ProMarkers - Christmas in July 
Christmas Cards all Year 'Round - Non-traditional Colours
Crafty Hazelnut - Layer It Up
Crafty Sentiments - Christmas in July
Aud Sentiments - Christmas in July
Chocolate, Coffee & Cards - For the Birds

Here is my first card I made for the Jellypark DT all those years ago:


And if you're interested here are all my other creations using Jellypark images HERE

I hope you're having a fabulous weekend.  I have so missed crafting lately but tomorrow hubby's out all day for a footy competition so I'm determined to get back in the swing of things :o)  

Sunday, 29 June 2014


Today sees the start of a new Sentimental Sundays challenge which is "Summer" (with a sentiment). Our summer weather here is the UK as always is a bit hit & miss (at the moment it's more miss than hit unfortunately lol).  I made a tag (which was actually made for a swap group I'm in on Facebook) & kept it clean & simple cos I love this image which was a part of an Acid Drops & Whatnots stamp set I go free with a magazine :D  I coloured it with ProMarkers, used some Glamour Dust on the water & the sky was made using chalk & a cloud die cut.  I inked the edges & finished off with an eyelet and ribbon.  Our fab sponsor this week is All Dressed Stamps so there is the chance to win some gorgeous images.

The challenges:
Crafty Sentiments - Summer or Summer Colours 
Sweet Stampin' - Summer Fun
CFC - Summer Lovin'
That's Crafty! - All at Sea
Wags & Whiskers - Summer Fun
Milk Coffee - Summer Fun
Allsorts - Summer Girls

(without the sentiment)

I hope you're all having a wonderful weekend xx

Sunday, 22 June 2014

When I Grow Up...

Well I never wanted to be a nurse (when I was a little girl I wanted to be a shoe designer, then when I was in secondary school I was going in the Navy but I met my now husband so didn't go) but I do work in a doctors surgery.   This week's challenge at Sentimental Sundays is "When I Grow Up" (+ a sentiment).  For my card I used another Jellypark image, this time "Girl in Nurse Costume" but this time I coloured it with my ProMarker blender pen & chalks & I like the naive feel it gives (well for this card at least ;o).  I kept the card simple (mainly due to time restraints but also cos I think the image is so sweet) just finishing off with a couple of flowers & pegs.  I hope you can find time to join us.

The challenges:
A Gem of a Challenge - For a Child
Freshly Brewed - Red, White & Blue
Open-Minded Crafting - Patriotic Colours
A Little Bit Crafty - Child's Play
Creative Craft Cottage - Digi/Flowers
Brown Sugar - Dots &/or Stripes
The Stamping Boutique - Card for a Child

Have a wonderful Sunday :o)

Saturday, 21 June 2014

Oh I Do Like to be Beside the Seaside :o)

Well that is the title of this week's Jellypark Friends challenge & it is also true, I am lucky enough to live near the sea & you can't beat a walk along the beach & getting some fresh air in your lungs :D  As you can tell from my blog I'm still short of crafting time but am trying to squeeze a bit in here & there but it isn't easy unfortunately.  For my card I used Jellypark's fab "Beach Hut Belle" digital stamp which I coloured with ProMarkers.  The paper is from Papermania's Ahoy There pad & I tore some yellow paper for the sand.  Finishing off with a die cut sun button, sentiment, ribbon & pearls.  I look forward to seeing all your summery entries :o)  (sorry I haven't had much time for visiting all your fab blogs, I do miss the inspiration but I hope I will have more time this week).

The challenges:
Cute Card Thurday - Beside the Seaside
Fun-day Friday - Summer Fun
Fairytale - Lazy Summer Days
Creative Corner - Summertime
Doodle Garden - Summer Lovin'
Sparkles - At the Beach/Summer Fun
Lia Stampz - Summer Fun
Milk Coffee - Summer Fun

I hope you're having a lovely weekend & thanks for looking xxx

Sunday, 8 June 2014

Everybody's Favourite Challenge...

Hello, sorry I've not been around much lately I've been working extra hours as we are short-staffed at work & that hasn't left much time for crafting or blogging :o(
As the title suggests this weeks challenge at Sentimental Sundays is "Anything Goes" (+ a sentiment) & it is one that everyone can join in :D  I made a TP  mini album (an album using the inside of toilet paper rolls) for a swap & I must admit I didn't find it that easy though I would def have another go & hopefully it would be easier 2nd time round (I'll let you know if I do).  Here is the video I used: if you want to have a go.  I used various papers & stamps that I hadn't used for a while together with some lace ribbon & various other bits & bobs from my stash.  We are sponsored by Rick St Dennis so there is also the opportunity to win some fab images too :o)

The TP tubes are used to make the pockets

The challenges:
All Crafts - Anything Goes (but no cards)
A Creative Need - Anything Goes
Time 4 Scrap - Anything Goes 
Flat Friends - Anything But a Card
Craftyhazelnut - Patterned Paper
Emergency Crafters - Not a Card
Altered Eclectics - Anything Goes

The tags that are in the pockets
I hope you're all having a lovely weekend, thanks for looking & I hope you will join the challenge :o) xx

Sunday, 25 May 2014

Jellypark AND Sentimental Sundays Challenges...

OMG I just don't have enough time lately to fit in as much crafting as I would like, I really don't know where the time goes.  I have just had a few days away in London which was fab but there have been so many things to catch up with since I got back I am struggling and I think I left my mojo in London too which doesn't help lol.  So hence the double post.  

This week's challenge at Jellypark Friends is "Bold & Bright" due to lack of time & aforementioned mojo I made a quick bookmark, luckily it was saved by Claire's wonderful "Girl Eating Chocolate Bar" image which I coloured with ProMarkers, used a scrap of DP, added some sequins & ribbon.  On the back I stamped a Inkadinkado Kid Quote.

The challenges:
I Love ProMarkers - Anything Goes 
Crafty Girls - Anything Goes
Milk Coffee - Anything but a Card
Creative Moments - Anything Goes/twist use Twine
Digistamps 4 Joy - Anything Goes

The new challenge at Sentimental Sundays is "Things With Wings" (+ a sentiment) & I made this card using a free Saturated Canary image which I coloured with ProMarkers  (the card was actually made some time ago but I never got round to blogging it, which was lucky for me as I didn't have time to make anything new.  I added a big bow with a heart shaped button & finished off with some punched butterflies & gems.  I decorated the inside too (the greeting is computer generated).  Our fab sponsor this week is Doodle Pantry :o)

The challenges:
Passion for ProMarkers - Use Your Die Cuts
Totally Gorjuss - Buttons &/or Bows
A Creative Need - Mothers Day/for a Woman
Stampin' for the Weekend - For the Girls
Southern Girls - Sparkle & Shine with a Bit of Bling
Crafting for all Seasons - Things with Wings

Thanks for looking & I hope you will be able to join in with our challenges.  Enjoy the bank holiday (if you have one) & have a great week xx


Sunday, 18 May 2014

Where Does the Time Go?

I can't believe I haven't blogged for 3 weeks, it has been so busy & the time has just flown by.  I haven't had much time for crafting lately :o(   Luckily I'm on holiday for a week (& a day as it's bank holiday next week) & we're going to London for a few days - I'm so excited, I LOVE London.  I'm not sure if I'll have time to fit  any crafting in when I get back but I will try.  This tag I've made is duel purpose :o) as it's for a swap group I'm in on Facebook & for this week's Sentimental Sundays challenge which is "Funky Flowers" (+ a sentiment).  I made the tag(s) from rectangles of card & cut the corners off, covered with scraps of DP & added doilies, flowers, brad, ribbon, punched hearts & stamped ticket.  As the weather is so lovely at the 
moment I took the photos on the lawn :D  Our sponsor is Bugaboo & I hope you can join us & have the chance to win some fab images.

 The challenges:
Stampin' for the Weekend - Photo Inspiration
Just Keep on Creating - Anything Goes
Everybody Art - Shabby Chic
Creative Fingers - Anything Goes
Crafty Ribbons - Anything Goes with Ribbon
Bearly Mine - Flowers
Emerald Faeries - Flowers, Ribbon &/or Lace
Charisma Cardz - May Flowers

Both Tags Together

Thanks for looking, have a great Sunday & a fab week! xx

Sunday, 27 April 2014

Keeping it CAS!

Gotta love CAS cards when you haven't got a lot of time (& for me that is most of the time lately lol) & this week's Sentimental Sundays challenge is Clean and Simple (+ a sentiment) & we are sponsored by 2 Cute Ink & I used this cute Balloon Birdie digital stamp which I coloured with ProMarkers.  I found my tool that corrugates card & used that on some Kraft card.  The background is done with chalk & using a die cut cloud as a stencil  I finished of with a Lili of the Valley stamped sentiment & some gems.  I'm sure you can all fit in time to make a CAS card so I really hope you can join us ;o)

The challenges:
Simon Says - Keep It Clean & Simple
The Sisterhood of Crafters - Things With Wings
Color Me Creative - Birthdays
Simply Create Too - Stack Em Up
Fairytale - Cute Only
Alphabet - F for Feathers
Suzy Bee's - Wings

Have a fabulous Sunday!

Friday, 25 April 2014

It's Friday!!!!

Hooray it's Friday, just gotta last til 5.00 & weekend starts :o)  Friday also means a new challenge at Jellypark Friends which this time is "One for the Boys".  I used this fab image called Football Rugby Supporter & coloured him with ProMarkers.  The papers & embellishments are from Papermania's Portobello Road (apart from the felt heart) & I finished with a computer generated sentiment.  I haven't done much crafting lately cos we've had our 3 grandchildren staying & how lovely it was to spend time with them :o) & my mojo seems to have gone walkabout now but hopefully it will find it's way home soon...

The challenges:
The Paper Shelter - For the Boys
Penny's - One for the Boys
Dream Valley - Say It With Words
Come and Get It - Where the Boys Are
The Crafting Cafe - One for the Boys

I hope you've had a great week & have an even better weekend! Thanks for looking & I hope you can join us :o) xx

Sunday, 13 April 2014

Hooray for Weekends & Week's Off!

Yes this weekend is even more special cos we're on holiday next week & are having our 3 grandchildren to stay.  Can't wait both mine & hubby's work has been so stressful lately we need some FUN :o)  So no feeling of dread tonight at the end of the weekend & Monday morning looming ever closer lol.  As it is Sunday it is time for another Sentimental Sundays challenge & this week we want to see your "Embossing" (any sort & with a sentiment please, it is Sentimental Sundays after all ;o).  We are sponsored by The Cutting Cafe & the DT were given these fab "Rain Rain Go Away" images to use. I coloured my boots with ProMarkers, used a die cut umbrella & finished off with a flower, button, gems, brads, computer generated sentiment & an embossed panel.  

The challenges:
Whimsy Stamps - Anything Goes
Emergency Crafters - Polka Dots
4 Crafty Chicks - Use Polka Dots
That's Crafty - You Spin me Right Round
Passion for ProMarkers - So Sentimental
Digi Galore - Flowers
Paper Creator - Spots & Dots

I hope you are having a lovely weekend & if you are crafting I hope you'll have time to join our challenge :o) xx

Sunday, 6 April 2014

New Found Love...Mini Albums (**V**) (warning: lots of photos)

Today is my turn to choose the theme for this week's Sentimental Sundays challenge & I chose "Vintage/Steampunk" & I had in my head I wanted to make something with an Alice in Wonderland feel.  I had a wonderfully illustrated book when I was little & it was my fav.  I saw THIS printable album online & fell in love with it.  It took me ages to make but I thoroughly enjoyed it.  I added a few other images I bought on Etsy & added some ribbons, charms, ink & liquid embossing.  I would love to make for mini albums but I really don't have much free time at the moment :o( (I did make a toilet paper roll album for a swap which I will blog at a later date but I don't like it as much as this one).  I haven't shown all the photos (but there are still lots lol), I hope you get the idea :o)

The challenges:
Papertake - Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamp Monday - Anything Goes
Craftitude - Anything Goes 
Crafts 4 Eternity - Anything but a Card
Digitally Sweet - Anything but a Card
Catch the Bug - Anything Goes
Funday Friday - Anything Goes
Scrapping4fun - Anything Goes
Fairies - Shabby Chic or Vintage
Seemacrafts - Vintage
Crafty Little Fairies - Vintage/Shabby Chic
Crafty Ribbons - Anything Goes (with ribbon)
Paper Crafting Journey - Anything Goes
Crafting by Designs - Anything Goes
Paper Pretties - No Markers
Everybody Art - Watch
Through the Craft Room Door - Anything Goes
Creative Fingers - Anything Goes
Just Keep on Creating - Anything Goes
Left of Centre - Ribbon &/or Flowers

I hope you're having a wonderful weekend & will find time to join our challenge :o)