Monday, 13 July 2015


Now there's a word not often used in our house , nobody likes it !

But sport is the theme for this weeks card challenge over at I LOVE PROMARKERS so I really had to hunt for a sporty themed image,I coloured this one in sepia tones using all of the warm greys and Almond with a touch  of moss for the grass .I wanted to keep it clean and simple so didn't go for many embellishments
.I'm so out of practice with my colouring and lots of my pens need replacing. - I had used them a fair bit before they got packed  and they looked so pretty lined up in the racks ,I could n't bear to throw them away.   I think it will have to be done though ,maybe some new ones will just mysteriously appear in my online basket ;)

Wednesday, 8 July 2015

It's been sooooooooo long . . . .

Wow it's been so long since I last posted on my blog , I have been out of cardmaking for almost a year, major lifestyle upheavals and a change of circumstances led to us moving house and me losing my craft room.Much of my stuff has been in storage and only recently have I started  to have crafty fun again . It is so good top be back ,I feel more like my old self again.
Hopefully I can get back into the swing of things fairly quickly .I have always followed a couple of blogs belonging to my crafty friends and  one of them has directed me to the Tiddly Inks challenge blog,The images are really cute but I didn't have one to use so off I went (on my laptop) to the tiddly inks page and grabbed myself a couple of bargains as they had a sale on !

It is my nephew's birthday in a few days so he is getting this card, I hope he likes it despite it being his 28th Birthday LOL

The theme for the challenge is "Anything goes " so this should be fine, The image is called My Super boy , It's a digi stamp and I flipped the image as i wanted him to fly the other way -I hope this is ok . It is coloured with promarkers and the clouds and skyline are sizzix dies
It is also only my second attempt at a pop up box card. The photograph is not so great , I shall just have to unpack my real camera :)

Wednesday, 2 April 2014

a clean and simple wedding

A friend asked me to make a traditional/classic wedding card for her friend possibly with pearly card and roses , but to keep it simple and understated . I had just seen the theme for the challenge at ILPMS   ,which is clean and simple ,so I figured that this would fit the bill .The stamp is from LOTV  and I used promarkers and flexmarkers to colour it.I also used pearl white paper to make the roses and leaves  which are also coloured with promarkers 

Sunday, 16 March 2014

I have been a busy little bee this week

I have managed to get 6 cards made this week ! That's not many I know ,but for me it is loads,one was actually needed for a birthday but the others have all been just for fun -or rather for my stock so that I don't have to rush to make one every time someone in my family has a birthday !
This is a just for fun one ,made following the requirements for the I love promarkers challenge this week which is to make something spotty

I also made myself some new promarker storage using scrap card and lots of patience , sore finger tips and glue .I did nt realise how many pens I had until i had to make a space for each of them .I have made a few spare ready to glue together in the hope that I win the challenge prize from letraset !

Tuesday, 4 March 2014

A card for a challenge

This is actually my second card that I have made specifically for a card challenge,only I forgot to take a picture of the first one before I posted it out !
This is for the challenge where they are asking you to use die cuts .I have used a Dustin Pike image and a marianne leaf die with a sizzix dragonfly .The dragonfly was also coloured with promarkers ,I love how the inks all blend together and give a rainbow effect when used on foil.

Thursday, 6 February 2014

Odo Longfoot

Here is Odo Longfoot , he's a rather handsome troll
He nearly didn't make it ,after a disaster or two in the oven .He fell over the first time and he distorted his feet so I allowed him to cool before snapping them off and rebuilding him.Somebody forgot to remind me that he had gone back in the oven and he got a wee bit burnt .Unfortunately only the old original clay burnt and his new feet stayed pink .I wanted him to have a dirty appearance anyway ,after all who ever heard of a clean troll ? I used antiquing medium to colour his pink feet and a bit here and there and he is perfect- just how I wanted him

Tuesday, 4 February 2014

Ok ,now how do I do this ?

It has been almost a year since my last post ,and boy has it been a tough one.I have been a carer now for about 16 months and it is rather tiring .My husband goes to bed pretty early so it gives me the evenings to do my crafting .Trouble is I'm too blooming tired to do much.I have been suffering too with my neck and shoulder pain ,sciatica and also stomach ulcers .
I have decided that I can't let it get me down and I need to get on with some crafts. I am very lucky to have a craft room stacked with goodies so I am currently trying out lots of different things ,I particularly like using polymer clay and have made little dragons, trolls and jewellery .Sewing is something else I enjoy and I have made a few dolls and soft toys .Over the next few days I shall be adding some pictures of my creations as well as some of the cards that I have made in the last 11 months .I managed to make loads at Christmas for all my family and friends and forgot to take pictures of them all so nothing to post up .
I am also going to start joining in with the challenge blogs that i used to love so I will be posting on here more regularly -I promise !

Thursday, 7 March 2013

Happy first Birthdays

Where is this year going to ? I keep promising to keep up to date with this blog and the time just runs away with me .Here are a couple of cards  I have made this month -all for first birthdays

Friday, 18 January 2013

A new baby card

I had a rough idea of the teddy  I wanted to use for this one but could nt find the right image ,so I drew my own ! I scanned it into my computer and then imported to my silhouette cameo library and made my own cut file I' m pretty pleased with how this came out .I am entering this into the ready-teddy -go challenge , I have nt entered a challenge for months now ,so wish me luck !

Monday, 31 December 2012

Happy Birthday Sam

It's been absolutely ages since my last blog post,and since it is my grandson's birthday today I thought I would get posting !
Here is the card I made for him,it is made both on my new silhouette cameo machine and my old Cricut machine .I am no longer such a fan of my Cricut ,I a prefer to make my own designs so the cameo is perfect .I am planning on getting back to making cards and other projects in the new year so if you want a card ,just give me plenty of notice

Tuesday, 5 June 2012

Just testing blogging from my iPad :)

This is a baby boy card mainly Cricut based. I love this teddy bear cut from the Christmas solutions cartridge and I opted for a non traditional colour scheme for this one to go with the vintage bear . Let's hope I have Sussed out how to post from this thing !

Hello again

It's been a very long time since my last post , but I have been really busy . I' m not complaining as it's a really nice feeling knowing that people love my cards and that they keep coming back for more . S nice things are going so well I have been very naughty and bought myself a lovely shiny IPad . If I get the hang of it I may even find time to post more regularly . Here is a cute card for a young lady who's favourite book is Roald Dahl's Matilda so I made this card in the style of the illustrator Quentin Blake

Thursday, 1 March 2012


I entered this Valentine card into a  vintage card challenge over at craft creations ,As a previous winner there I had to enter into the winners category ,I was thrilled to see that I had won again !
Now I have £25 to spend in their store - I always use craft creations card stock as it is excellent quality and very reasonably priced-now if only I had waited another week before ordering nearly £40  worth of stuff  . . .

I made the easel card shape with SCAL on my cricut . the roses are a die The pearlescent paper was just perfect for making these they hold the shape so well , the key and locket were also dies and the words cut with SCAL too

Saturday, 25 February 2012

I'm Back !

Hello , long time no see - I have been neglecting my blog and now I am back to it - I will try to keep  up to date with my cards .I try to take photos of all of my work but as they are usually for somebody who may see them on my facebook page or on here before they are meant to ,I try to hold back on posting them up .Then I forget about them !
Here is the card I made for my niece for her 21 st , her birthday was Thursday just gone so I'm ok to pop it on !
I used my beloved cricut machine for this one and Kate's ABC's cartridge .I cut two of the black out shapes and glued them together just at the top edge. decorated the front with the layers and voila ! a shaped card

Wednesday, 23 November 2011


I have just about managed to catch up on some card orders,I can't show them all  as some have n't been given out yet and I don't want to spoil any surprises
I still have a few tricky ones to do but I don't feel quite so pressured  now so the creative juices are flowing a bit more freely ,Here are a few  of this week's creations -

This one was a bit tricky , I had to watch a few episodes just to get which characters were which !I ended up drawing them and cutting them out freehand -two year olds can be very judgemental so I hope they are ok !
This is cut from my brand new favourite cricut cartridge -Paper Lace -the Names were cut using SCAL

I used SCAL for the bee ,and "Freshly picked" for the plant in pot  for this one -I just love that little bee !

Oooh and I nearly forgot about this one ,for my friend's daughter who is an obsessed Harrry Potter fan , I forgot to take a picture of this one before it went and thankfully she tagged me in it on her facebook page !

 I had n't made one of these for ages and had forgotten just how tough they are on the poor fingers to cut out -I did do one on the cricut with SCAL and the extra long mats but it was just too flimsy so i reverted to my own way -No pain no gain I suppose !

Lastly another new baby one -I love doing these ,Once again this is all cricut -(except for the punched lace ) I really love using this machine -it is so much fun .I hope you enjoyed looking at my  creations for this week -now i'm off for a quick game of scrabble or six :)

Thursday, 10 November 2011

My last DT cards for a while

It is with great sadness that I have had to leave both of the DT's that I was on.I have been struggling with my commitments  for a little while as life has taken a tough turn for me . It means I can't spend as much time crafting as I would like .I don't want to let my faithful customers down  so those cards have to come before my design team ones.
I will still be blogging my projects but I wont have the pressure of having to work to a strict timetable -so if the MOJO goes AWOL it wont matter so much .
Here  is my last card for I ♥ promarkers ,this one  has a sketch that you will need to follow -
 and my second one is for Willow sketchie Challenge , which as the name suggests also has a sketch to follow

Thursday, 3 November 2011

My turn to host . .

Here is my sketch which i designed for Willow sketchie challenge , It is quite a simple one and I'm not asking for anything extra  that you have to use , I just wanted something that anyone can join in with .We want to see more of your fabulous creations  as entries have been a bit low recently .
here is what I did with my sketch

All of the elements were from the WALTER AND WINNIE DOES CHRISTMAS CD,
that is, apart from the huge snowflake which i cut on my cricut 

Wednesday, 2 November 2011

Glitter and Glitz

This week's challenge at I♥ promarkers  calls for glitter and glitz so it is perfect for your Christmas cards .
I was lucky enough to get the new range of Humphreys corner stamps  so I have used one of those.
As I am not a fan of loose glitter -it is far to messy ! ,I used this glittery wrapping paper that Ibought a couple of years ago , the shop was selling it off cheap as they had lots of returns because  it was too glittery for the sticky tape ! everybody's pressies were coming unwrapped !
I even dug the old peel offs out of the box at the back of the cupboard to hang my baubles from, they had nt seen the light of day for quite a while !

Thursday, 27 October 2011

Willow Sketchie challenge time

Morning All  ! 

It's rather damp here today but not particularly cold  but I bet it won't be long before I'm wishing I had a hat just like Walter's !

I think this has to be my favourite of all the fabulous designs on the new Walter and Winnie does Christmas cd from Willow designs -he must be I have used him an awful lot lately 

here is the sketch we want you to follow 

Wednesday, 26 October 2011

I'm better now

Thankfully my tummy has returned to normal now although I was diasappointed to find that being poorly had nt helped my weight loss last week ,considering I had hardly eaten all week and then spent most of the week in the bathroom I only lost a pound  :( I was really hoping  for at least two pounds then I would have reached my first stone award - still there is always next week !

Here is my card for our Tag Challenge over at I ♥ promarkers  which is sponsored by Digi doodle shop I used  the all wrapped up image .I made the ribbon and bow from strips of paper coloured with Pms , I added the silver dots to it with  foil and quickie glue

Sunday, 23 October 2011

Hello , long time no postie !

It seems like ages since I last posted , I have missed a couple of challenges that i design for -willow sketchie and i ♥ promarkers .Shortly after my mojo disappeared I managed to catch a tummy bug which left me really poorly all of last week , I have recovered now and have managed to catch up with  some of my blogging and cardmaking duties .
I did manage to see some of my cards on tv  last week , but mainly just fleeting glimpses of them ,I did manage to get a mention by Deano tho' so i 'm well happy !
I know it's late but here is my card for the I ♥ promarkers challenge I had made it before  I got too poorly

Friday, 14 October 2011


I'm having one of those week's when nothing I make is right , It all seems to be rather lacking in the inspiration dept ,I have had several cards to make and I just sit there for ages looking into space ,hoping to spot my Mojo out there in the ether somewhere.
I had some stupid idea that moving my craft room round would help, but that was on  Tuesday and I still cant see the worktop for stuff that I have no space for .
I have been without my pc for a couple of days too because the leads did nt reach the socket -grrrrr ,I ve been using the little laptop but that's no good for blogging when the pictures you need are in the other PC !

Anyway ,thankfully I had made this one for Willow Sketchie Challenge before  I started on my mammoth removal mission .I have used "Winnie in earmuffs " from the fabby Walter and Winnie CD that is launching on create and craft tv on Monday !
I have made some samples so You may just get to see some of my cards on tv again - It is so exciting !!!

Wednesday, 12 October 2011

Autumnal colours

I really love the beautiful colours that come with the arrival of autumn , so I really enjoyed making this card for our ♥ promarkers challenge  this week .The challenge is sponsored by Letraset so you could win some promarkers to add to your stash !
 I chose this Mo Manning image  to complement my falling leaves .The leaves are punched from white paper ,coloured with pms and then dusted with perfect pearls ,in rusty tones .

Friday, 7 October 2011

Willow sketchie time again

here is this week's sketch 

and here is what I have done with it
 I chose to make this as a stepper card because as soon as I saw  the sketch ,a stepper card sprang to mind.I tried to do a flat card ,but nothing would come !
The image is from the fabulous new CD from Willow Sketchie which is due to be launched on Create and Craft TV on October 17 th

Wednesday, 5 October 2011

Spooky Time !

As Halloween is approaching we have decided to go for a Spooky  theme for this weeks I ♥ promarkers challenge .
I don't usually send cards for Halloween so  used this image to make a card for a Birthday instead .It is kind of spooky ! it is  from Digishack

I cut the word Boo from chipboard and triple embossed to give the enamelled look , I have added foiling to the cobwebs on the candlestick but they dont show too well in the photograph . I came up with the sentiment myself after  struggling for ages to find something suitable and failing .His eyes are also glazed for extra dimension

Thursday, 29 September 2011

It's Willow Sketchie challenge time again

We had a much better response to our willow sketchie challenge last week ,thanks to the fabulous prize that Sharon offered .Well this week there is another fab prize up for grabs - A pair of stamps featuring Walter and Winnie in their Christmas glad rags.
This weeks challenge has a little twist too, we want to see a tent card or an easel card-oh and you must follow the sketch !

Wednesday, 28 September 2011

A distressing Challenge !

 Hello everybody , just a quick post from me again as there don't seem to be enough hours in the day at the moment !
Our challenge this week at I♥ promarkers is to see some distressing on your project /card.
I have made this easel card using this gorgeous deer digi stamp from Digi doodle shop , I have distressed using just inks  I still find it difficult to screw up or tear my papers !

Thursday, 22 September 2011


I f you want to win a fantastic wallet filled with promarkers,get yourselves over to willow sketchie challenge,as that is the prize for the lucky winner of this week's sketch challenge .
There is a  fabulous new CD of the cutest Christmas images featuring Walter and Winnie ,you can pre-order it now from. HERE 

It is due for release next month , But us lucky DT members had the chance to play with some of the images early

Here is my card -I used Winnie in santa suit

Wednesday, 21 September 2011

His number is up !

This week's challenge at i ♥ promarkers is to include a number on your project ,since I need to make a start on those dreaded Christmas ones I thought I would use a calendar and use a whole month of numbers .I had this idea of a poor turkey  dreading the run up to Christmas but could nt find a stamp or digi image suitable,then I used Google and searched for a clipart image of a turkey and found this one -the expression on his face was just perfect for what I had in mind -whoever designed him,Thank you he is perfect

Friday, 16 September 2011

Late again

Firstly I must apologise to my fellow team members at I ♥ promarkers and Willow sketchie Challenge, As I have been very late in posting my cards  for their challenges .
My first card is  for i ♥ promarkers whose theme this week is transport -I have used a mo manning image again  and incorporated a few  stickers from my stash - I was looking for something  else and these jumped into my hands !
 The second is for Willow sketchie and I have used    All I want for Christmas 

Look out for next week's Willow sketchie challenge as we have something very exciting for our prize- I guarantee it is something that you will all want to win !!!!!!

Thursday, 8 September 2011

Two at a time

This week's challenge cards are having to be posted at the same time - my internet is still iffy thanks to the rain and I could nt post at all yesterday  until late last night so I figured I may as well wait and post them both together .
Firstly is my i ♥ promarkers DT card , our challenge this week asks for you to use a metal embellishment or charm ,.I used this really cute Humphrey stamp that was free in a magazine together with some papers which were free in another one .

My second card is for Willow sketchie's challenge ,I have used the keeping warm image  which you can find here

Friday, 2 September 2011

willow sketchie - this is the one i posted by mistake !

I'm late again with my posting - my internet has been a bit hit and miss again over the last few days and I have been at work all day today  so this has been my first chance to get it online . Some of the more eagle eyed among my followers would have already seen this one as i put it up by mistake last week and did nt notice for several hours !
Anyway here is my DT card for Willow Sketchie , I did all the doodled backgrounds myself to match the image !

Wednesday, 31 August 2011

Happy Birthday Daniel ♥

This one is for my rockstar son Daniel -Happy Birthday dude !
It is also for our Anything goes challenge at I ♥ promarkers this week .I chose this image because it reminded me of Daniel , He is in a band and plays guitar , he even looks remarkably like this character ,even down to the enlarged hole pierced in his ear ! He has the same dark eyebrows  and holey jeans - in fact the only thing different is his hair ,Daniel has his short .
I used craft artist to cut out the image digitally and then overlay it onto a musical background that I created ,specially  Then I added a digital shadow before colouring with my Pms - I was really pleased with the effect