Wednesday, 31 August 2011


............Have you missed me?
I've been missing in action in North Wales for a week and it was lovely, despite coming home more tired and achy than I was when we went!! (picutes to follow)
Anyway I thought I'd just pop by to let you know that normal service will resume shortly, once I've got these 2 nightshifts out of the way I'll be back to my colouring board and my creative station.

Friday, 12 August 2011

Sketchy Friday.

Good evening all time for a quickie run down of todays makes before I head off for the first of 3 night shifts.

Summer Shower

Allsorts ~ Red Card.
Incy Wincy ~ Something Old, Something New ( Stamp & Button)
Stamping for the Weekend ~ Spots & Dots
Whiff of Joy ~ Buttons & Bows.
Creative Inspiration ~ Buttons & Sewing.
Paper Cutz ~ Turquoise, Red, Black & White.
Stampavie & More ~ Girlie.

The Bottom of my Heart.

CPS ~ Sketch #230
One Stop Crafts ~ Sentimental 
Simon Says Stamp ~ All White.
Cute Card Thursday ~ Clean & Simple.
Rainbow Lady ~ Stamp It!
Paper Pretties ~ Die Cuts.

Thank You.

Stamptacular ~ Photo Inspiration.
The Pink Elephant ~ Butterflies.
Delightful Challenges ~ Things with Wings.

PP ~ MME & Craftworks.
Stamps ~ Whiff of Joy, Stampin Up! & Tickled Pink.
Butterfly Punch ~ Tonic Studio.
Dies ~ Nellie Snellen.
Ribbon, Button & Pearls from Stash.
CS ~ Bazzill & SU!

Thursday, 11 August 2011

On the Beach.

I've been so busy sorting out bits and pieces this week I almost forgot about crafting!! Yikes!!!

On the Beach

Copic Creations ~ Landscapes/Seascapes.
Kenny K Krafty Girlz ~ Bright & Summery.
Die Cut Dreams ~ Holiday Fun.
Everybody Art ~ Summer.
By The Cute & Girly ~ By the Sea.
Bunny Zoe Challenges ~ Easel cards.

CS ~ Bazzill.
Digi Stamps ~ Kenny K & Make it Crafty.
Ink ~ Copic Caio.

I have some Magnolia Stamps for sale on Ebay

Tuesday, 9 August 2011

Inspirational Card Sketches ~ Sketch # 126

Good morning all time for another sketch challenge from Inspirational Card Sketches
This weeks sponsor is Heather from Fresh Brewed Designs.
Heather is giving this weeks winner a selection of 5 Digi Stamps from her store.

Now to the sketch. Heather was kind enough to give the DT some Digi'd to work with too.

And now for my card
Today's challenges are:

Fun with Shapes ~ Twine ( I've used garden Twine).
Incy Wincy ~ Something Old ( Grommets ) Something New (Wooden Shapes)
Pollycraft ~ Recycle . (Kraft is from  a cornflake box)


Digi Stamps ~ Fresh Brewed Designs.
Wooden embellishments ~ Kars.
Grommets ~ Making Memmories.
Everything else from stash,

Saturday, 6 August 2011

You's Smokin!

Just a quickie post today we are off to see Harry Potter this afternoon 
(YYYYaaaaaYYYY very excited Me). 

You's Smokin!

Kenny K Krafty Girlz ~ Metal Embellishments (Watch Parts)
CPS ~ Sketch # 229.
ABC Challenges ~ Auburn.
Stamp Something ~ Digi Day. 

Poppy Fields.

DCM ~ Poppies.
Crafty Purple Frog ~ Anything but a Card.


PP ~ Pink Petticoat.
Digi Stamps ~ Kenny K and Crafts & Me
Decoupage ~ Crafty Purple Frog.
Punch ~ Martha Stewart.
Watch Parts ~ Ebay.
Poppies ~ Wild Orchid Crafts.
CS ~ Stampin Up!.
Box ~ Paper Artsy.

Friday, 5 August 2011

By The Light of the Silvery Moon.

Sweet Pea Stamps and decoupage are my latest passion. They are just so versatile and so nice to colour.
These are yesterday's makes, I ran out of time to blog yesterday
The Challenges are:

Forever Love Tag

Crafty Purple Frog ~ Anything But a card.
Delightful Challenges ~ Stitching.
Crafty Cardmakers ~ Flutterbie's. 

By the Light of the Silvery Moon A.T.C. Set

Incy Wincy ~ Monochromatic.
Allsorts ~ Free & Easy. 

This set is available to swap, If you would like one please email me at


PP ~ Pink Petticoat.
Stamps ~ Sweet Pea Stamps.
Decoupage ~ The Crafty Purple Frog.
Punch ~ Tonic Studio.
CS ~ Stamping Up & Papermania.
Ribbon, Lace, Gem's & Pearls from Stash. 

Thursday, 4 August 2011

Gone Knutty Knitting ~ part 1.

With these time of financial restraint I feel that is important to be able to recycle and upcycle to save a few pennies.Last year I taught myself to crochet and fast became "hooked" after a year I feel fairly proficient and can turn my hand to most crocheted projects. My children, my niece's and their friend have certainly enjoyed receiving crocheted gifts. This year wanting to try a new skill I chose knitting. I had tried before but not been entirely successful. I saw the "Art of Knitting" magazine advertised on TV so thought I'd give that a go. I struggled at first and nearly gave up just because I couldn't cast on, well if you can't even start how on earth are you going to finish!!!
Luckily help was at hand in the shape of Pauline, a lovely lady who has opened a  wool shop in our village.
Pauline took the time to show me a simple and stiff finger friendly way of casting on and as you can see I am now well on the way to making my blanket.
The blanket is made up of  90 squares each week you receive a magazine with a ball of wool and the instructions for you next square along with a pattern for a item of clothing and home wares too.
So here are my 17 squares so far......... 

Some look a bit out of shape but they haven't been pressed yet.

Tuesday, 2 August 2011

Inspirational Card Sketches ~ Sketch # 125

As another week whizzes by we have another sketch from Inspirational Card Sketches for you!
This week our sponsor is the wonderful Digi Doodle Store who have a fantastic sale on throughout August.
Our sponsor gave the DT some fabulous goodies to work with too. 

Here's the Sketch......

.......and now for the card!

Today's challenges are:
Charisma Cardz ~ For Legged Friends.
 Our Creative Corner ~ Red & Aqua.
Stamping for the Weekend ~ Paws for Thought.

PP & Die Cuts ~ Gift from a friend.
CS ~ Stampin Up!
Digi Stamp ~ Digi Doodle Store.

Monday, 1 August 2011

In the Garden.

I received this digi stamp & sentiment in a bundle from Heather at Fresh Brewed Designs. Heather is the sponsor for ICS #126 and was very generous  in giving the DT some goodies to play with. I couldn't resist this one I especially love the sentiment as I'm absolutely diabolical when it comes to plants, so much that I've even managed to kill a Cactus in the past.

Todays Challenges are:
Sketch Saturday ~ Sketch #166  .

Digi Stamp ~ Fresh Brewed Designs.
CS ~ Stampin Up!
Wooden Leaves ~ Kars.
Ink ~ Copic Caio.
Ribbon & Hessian from stash.