Thursday, 30 December 2010


The craft room is still too chilly so I've stayed in the warm and kept busy with my crochet hook!
My copy of Lets Get Crafting popped through the letter box last week with some cute little pattern's in. Elli and Lou quickly commissioned a purse each.
The Owl is for Elli
and this cute pup is for Lou
I've been commissioned by Aiden for another puppy purse and I am trying to master granny squares as I need to make a bag for my growing stash of Crochet Hooks and wool!!! Before I go I've had some rather fabby news........ I have made onto the Design Team at Inspirational Card Sketches. I do hope you will come along and join the fun!!

Thursday, 23 December 2010

We're Back!!!

After a long rest the girls of Glue, Scissors, Paper are back.
And our challenge for you is............
Happy Holidays
( Chrismas, Hanukka, Kwanzza, New Year etc.)
Our challenge goes live on St Stephens Day or Boxing day.
Here is my Holiday project

My make is also for challenges at

  • CS ~ SU & Coredinations.
  • Peel-Offs ~ Anita's.
  • Ribbon ~ Ebay.

Tuesday, 14 December 2010

First, Latest & Greatest!

The Crafty Cardmakers have asked for our "First, Latest & Greatest" for this weeks challenge!
Now I don't have any pictures of the first cards I made
but this first picture is of the first card I blogged.
This is the latest card I made and I must say one of my favourites. I'm not sure about my "Greatest" but here is another of my recent favourites.

Friday, 10 December 2010

Back to Christmassy!!

Well I found some more christmas mojo this morning and then couldn't stop!!
Golden Angel
Last Christmas.
Snowman Suprise.
Snow & Icicles.

  • PP ~ BG Jovial & Forever Friends.
  • CS & Ink ~ SU!
  • Flowers ~ Wild Orchid Crafts.
  • Stamps ~ WOJ, Magnolia & Sugar Nellie.
  • Ribbon & Pins ~ Ebay.
  • Lace, Charm & Trimming from stash.
  • Punch ~ Fiskars
  • Die cut snowflake ~ Mariannes Creatables.
  • Snowflake Sticker ~ Little Yellow Bicycle.
  • Stickles & Distress Ink.

Thursday, 9 December 2010

Totally Tilda day....

.....with a flower added right at the end!
I don't know about you but today I felt "christmassed out" so had to have a day off from the christmas makes and have a Tilda day with lots of bright colours
and Yummy BasicGrey & MME papers.


Happy Holiday Wedding.
Rainbow Kiss.
Swing into Spring.
Thank You For..........

  • PP ~ BG( Marjolaine, Two Scoops & Sultry), MME (Bloom & Grow) & Pepper & Friends.
  • Stamps ~ Magnolia & SU!
  • Flowers & Pin ~ Wild Orchid Crafts.
  • Martha Stewart Sprinkles {In Shaker frame}
  • Gem & Charms ~ from Stash.
  • CS & Ink ~ SU!
  • Ribbon ~ Ribbon Oasis & Ebay.

Wednesday, 8 December 2010

Recycled & New.

What with this cold "Snap" we've been getting through a few of these well known
Hot Chocolate brand containers.
This first one I have filled with English Breakfast Teabags for a chap who is
quite frankly a bit of a Tea monster!!
The next one is still sealed with the Hot Chocolate intact this one is for
the Tea Monster's Missus!
Both my containers are for Challenges at:
My Final make for today is this candle and "Holder" for Challenges at:

Sketchy Four!

Four Sketchy Cards all of a Crimbo theme!
Card 1:
Card 2:
Card 3:
Card 4

  • PP ~ Forever Friends & Imaginesce.
  • Rub-ons ~ Imaginesce.
  • Stamps ~ Penny Black & Lakelands.
  • Stickers ~ Little Yellow Bicycle.
  • Buttons, Gems & Ribbon from stash.

DCM Tempting Trio.

December's Birthstone Challenge from DCM is Turquoise.
So here's a gorgeous tempting trio turquoiseness!!
Card 1:
Card 2:
Card 3:

  • PP ~ Pepper & Friends.
  • Stickers ~ Little Yellow Bicycle.
  • Gems ~ Papermania & Dovecraft.
  • Stamp ~ Daisy & Dandelion.
  • Peel-offs from stash

Tuesday, 7 December 2010

Chilly Tuesday.

Chilly enough for you all......I spied a few flakes of white stuff again this evening so I expect a blanket in the morning!
Ive been a busy girl today.........
Christmas Birthday
  • CRAFT ~ Christmas Birthday.
Oh Deer!
Hopping Robin.

Frosty The Snowman.

Posting a letter.

Kiki all wrapped and ready to go!.

  • PP ~ Forever Friends, Daisy & Dandelion and Memory Box.
  • Stamps ~ Pollycraft, Papermania & Sugar Nellie.
  • Stickles.
  • Gems ~ Papermania.
  • Ribbon from stash.
  • Punches ~ SU & Dovecraft.

Monday, 6 December 2010

Sparkly Monday.

Well its finally reached a bearable temperature in my Den today so back to business .
Lots of sparkle and cute Tilda's and Hanglar's.
Fairy Girls.
Sweet Trio.
Green Gem

  • PP & Gems ~ Papermania.
  • Stamps ~ Magnolia & HanglarStanglar.
  • CS & Ink ~ SU.
  • Ribbon ~ Ribbon Oasis.
  • Embossing Folders~ Cuttlebug & Papermania.
  • Stickles.

Thursday, 2 December 2010

Cheeky Tilda.

A quic post today too much to do this evening!
Laurie has her audition for BGT tomorrow and we have to be up at 4am ready for the cab to pick us up at 5am, I'm not sure who's more nervous me or her!!!
Cheeky Tilda Candy Cane Box.
Willow with Lantern.
Glitzy Girl.
Snowflake Pink.
Deck the Tree.
Tweet Uru.
  • PP ~ Memory Box, Pink Petticoat, SU and Daisy & Dandelion.
  • Stamps ~ Whiff of Joy,SU & Magnolia.
  • Flowers ~ Wild Orchid.
  • Lace, pearls, gems & Ribbon from stash.
  • Stickles
  • CS & Ink ~ SU.

Wednesday, 1 December 2010

Skating Along!

Well I hope you are all keeping warm.......the craftroom is still rather chilly but with my heater behind me, my heat pad on my chair and a hot water bottle under my feet its just nice with 3 layers on!!
Just one card and a half made box so far today ( Box for tomorrow)
Skating Along.

  • PP ~ Memory Box.
  • Stamp ~ Magnolia.
  • Flowers ~ Wild Orchid Crafts.
  • CS & Pearls ~ SU!
  • Ribbon ~ Ebay.
  • Stickles & Diamond Dust.

Tuesday, 30 November 2010

Christmas Goodies!

Despite the snow, I spent nearly the whole of yesterday in my den of delights and with the snow adding its festive feel to the air yesterday was all about christmas!!!
Tea-light Holder.
All lit up!
Little Drummer Boy.
I have left the sentiment bar empty as the recipeint is a secret.

  • PP ~ Pink Petticoat.
  • Stamps ~ Whiff of Joy, Magnolia and Stampin Up!
  • CS, Ink & Punch ~ SU!
  • Sprinkles ~ Martha Stewart.
  • Embossing Powder ~ Heat It Up!
  • Flowers ~ Wild Orchid Crafts.
  • Stickles.
  • Ribbon ~ Ebay.
  • Lace from stash.

Thursday, 25 November 2010

Gift Sets

Brrrrrrrrrr its cold in my craftroom, but I've still managed two gift sets!!
Gift Set 1 Christmas is for challenges at:

and the box crammed full with yummy toffee's

Gift Set 2 Little Girls Birthday.

with Hairband and Brooch.

  • PP ~ Forever Friends & K&co.
  • Stamps~ Whiff of Joy & Magnolia.
  • Flowers ~ Wild Orchid Crafts.
  • CS,Tag Punch & Ink ~ SU!
  • Stickles.
  • Ribbon ~ Ebay.
  • Buttons from stash.
  • Gems ~ Papermania.
  • Crochet Daisies ~ Homemade.
  • Brooch Pin & Hairband ~ Local Bead Shop.

Now I don't usually do these but the Lady who has given me his award is one of my bestest Blogging friends so there is no way she can be ignored!!!

Thank you Jacki for this lovely award.
The rules are:
  • Thank the person from whom you received your award.
  • Share 8 things about yourself.
  • Pass this award onto 8 Friends. & Inform your friends of your gift! Here goes..................
  1. I have been Nursing for 20yrs in January and have taken the decision to go back to school and learn to be a Midwife.
  2. My (Our) dream is to own a guest house in The Lake District.
  3. I'm a Cougar ( Apparently,James is 9yrs my Junior).
  4. I've alway's fancied being a Burlesque Dancer and have recently developed a passion for corsets.
  5. I spend far too much time on my laptop and not enough in my Craftroom.
  6. I would like to learn to ride a horse and maybe even Hunt.
  7. I don't drive!!
  8. But best of alland the most exciting is that my Daughter has an Audition for Britains Got Talent next week!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

The friends I am going to pass this award onto are, Sarah-Louise, Rachel -Louise, Carrie, Beth, Louise, Sue, Lyn & Max.