Monday, 29 June 2009

Same design, different colours

I made these cards the other weekend, I liked the simplicity of the design that I made them in a couple of different colours, I used the scalloped circle nesties for the aperture, that seems to be the only way I use my nesties now lol, I love the effect, hope you agree.

Sunday, 17 May 2009

Back from my holiday in Menorca

Well I've been away and come back, doesn't time fly when you are enjoying yourself.

I had a lovely two weeks on the lovely island of Menorca, we stayed at the resort of Cala'n Forcat at the Hotel Los Delfines, the weather was beautiful, apart from the last two days when it was overcast and it rained on the last night, but you can't ask for much at this time of year.

I had my first experience of being stung by a bee while I was there, not something I wish to do again I might add, cos it hurt lol, anyway I was in much better condition than the bee after it.

I made a couple of cards before I went away and didn't get round to putting them on here so thought I would do that now, I am a bit naughty though as one of them should have been on it's way to a friend of mine in America, but I forgot to post it.......ooooops, I'm sure I will be forgiven....hopefully, anyway hope you like them.

Thanks for stopping by.

Monday, 20 April 2009

CB Card Swap Card (Magical and Glittery)

Here is the card I made for the card swap card over on the Crafts Beautiful Forum.
The theme was magical and glittery, I'm afraid I don't normally do fairies and things,
not that I don't like them, it's just I can never seem to get them to go together,
anyway I had a try at this one and think it worked ok, I quite like it and so did the person I sent it too.

Wednesday, 15 April 2009

2 looks using Nestabilities

This first card was made using my new circle scalloped nestabilities, I wanted to use bright spring colours and green and yellow came to mind, the colours are really fresh.

The second card came about by accident, when I cut the green card for the first card, I didn't realise that I had cut a square card and that the 'hole' that was left could actually be used to make another card, but that's just what I did.

I stamped and embossed the front of the card, then placed acetate behind the aperture, then added a butterfly and some flowers, and voila I had made another card from my nesties.

I'm hoping to make some more of this kind of card as a lot of people have said they like it, and I'm hoping that when I come to do another that it turns out just as well as my 'flukey' one.

Friday, 10 April 2009

My First make with the BIA

Well I finally managed to get round to having a go with my new toy, this is the end product.

I looked at a few videos before even taking it out of the box so that I had an idea of how to use it.

Well I don't think it has turned out too bad, but I must get different sizes of wires (more shopping lol) I did find it a bit of a pain cutting all the individual papers to go inside as I used my own size to make this up, so if anybody has got any hints on how to do it quicker then please let me know, it's ok if you do the size from Zutter as you can buy them ready made, had a look at the Dreamkutz, but wow is it expensive, so don't think that will be falling into my shopping basket lol.

Thanks for taking the time to look, and please leave a comment if you have visited as it's nice to know that humans are acutally looking at my blog and not a computer lol.

Monday, 6 April 2009

A big Thank you to a lovely lady

I would like to say a big thank you to a lovely lady over on the CB Forum, her name is Erin and she sent me the most wonderful RAK.
I don't know how she knew that purple and lilac are my favourite colours cos that's just what she sent when she sent me some lovely papers.
The Tilda card she made me is gorgeous too, so is her ATC with Tilda, her very first one she made.
She also has a lovely blog go and have a nosey, she won't mind lol,

Thank you once again Erin, you certainley brightened up my day.

Wednesday, 1 April 2009

Meet Warren

I made this card using free download papers from

run over there now and have a look, he is gorgeous to work with, the colours of the papers are really beautiful, (sorry my camera isn't doing justice to the lovely colours), they are better in real life.

This is the first time I've actually made a card using downloads from another blog, but I loved them straight away and just had to play with them.
I think he is so versatile he can be used for all sorts of different occasions, have fun with him.

Blog Award

I received this lovely blog award from Carolyn, thank you, please pop over to her lovely blog at

Here are the Rules:
1. The winner may put the logo on their blog.
2. Put a link to the person who sent you the award.
3. Nominate 10 blogs.
4. Put links to their blogs.
5. Leave a message for your nominees.

I now have to pick 10 blogs that I think deserve this award, so here we go

Saturday, 28 March 2009

CB Card Swap Card (Friend)

This is the card I made for the swap, we had to make a card for friend and with it coming up to St Patricks Day we had to use as many shades of green as possible, I must admit green isn't my favourite colour to work with, but think this turned out ok.

Make 2

This is a birthday card I made for a lovely lady on the CB Forum, quite a simple but effective card.

A Couple of makes

2 Mother's Day cards, after much debating I decided to do them both similiar but with different colours, think they turned out ok.

Tuesday, 3 March 2009

Card swap card for CB forum, theme was Spring

This is a card I made for the card swap over on the Crafts-Beautiful forum, the theme for this was Spring, when I think of spring I think of yellows and greens and flowers, this is what I came up with, I was quite pleased with it.

I thought I could do pink and girly, mmmmm thought wrong

I was asked to make a card for someones grandaughter who is 9, I was thinking of all the lovely girly things I could make one with, then I got told that she wanted a football card...yuck, anyway I did the best I could with this one, couldn't think of a way to make it girly, so just stuck the normal footy card, the grandmother was over the moon with it and that's all that matters.

Got my mojo back for a little while

Well here are the results from my crafting time, I haven't felt up to doing any card making recently due to depression, but a few people had asked for some cards, so it was the kick up the butt I desperately needed lol.
This one as you can see was for the birth of a baby girl, very pink and girly.

Tuesday, 27 January 2009

Results from a little crafting session at the weekend with my Daughter Lisa

Well I finally managed to get a few cards made at the weekend, the house is usually so full on a Saturday that I don't get time, but this Saturday was different, a little quieter, so my daughter and I took the opportunity to get busy, these are the results.

This one I used with some lovely papers I got from my Secret Santa, Stef (Skylark) from the CB Forum, they are beautiful, I really didn't want to cut into them, I'm sure there will be a few people reading this thinking, yes I know just what you mean, lol, the colour is beautiful.

Monday, 26 January 2009

I got a Hug!!!

Thank you to the lovely Tracy for sending me a Hug, I sooo need one lately, I love your blog and your witty comments have me in giggling all the time, the family think I'm going daft lol, if anyone fancies a giggle and a look at some fantastic work then pop over to her blog at

Now I have to select 10 people to give a hug too, these lovely ladies I have picked are a great inspiration, their work is gorgeous, and they are all very friendly and are part of the lovely CB forum.

Carolyn -
Janice -
Aimee -
Mel -
Lauren -
Natalie -
Cassidy -
Phillipa -
Eve -
Denyze -

Another Award

Another Wow, I got a second award from the lovely Tracey, thank you so much, I love your blog, your cards are fantastic, if you would like to see the lovely cards Tracey makes just pop along to her blog at

I believe the rule is to post the award on my blog and give it to five other blogs,
here is my list of the five lucky winners of this award.

Jane -
Heather -
Susie -
Rachel -
Claire -

Sunday, 25 January 2009

Wow, I'm very flattered

I haven't been on here since November, and wow what a surprise when I came on to find out I have been given 2 awards, now I must admit that I have never received one so didn't really have a clue what to do, so if I have done anything wrong with this, then please forgive me, I would really like to thank the lovely Fi for this award, pop along to see her blog at

The requirements of this award are:

1. Add the logo to your blog.

2. Link to the person from whom you received this award.

3. Nominate 7 or more blogs.

I would like to pass on this award to the many crafters who give a lot of inspiration to everyone, and who have lovely blogs.

Katy - http://
Zoe -
Janet -
Louise -
Ana -
E.T. -
Karen -

Teddy Bear Teatime

Teddy Bear Teatime
My first try at watercolouring, I really enjoyed doing it and hope to do lots more

Card Swap Cards

Card Swap Cards
This was for Happy Birthday Female Floral and it went all the way to Malaysia

CB Card Swap Card

CB Card Swap Card
this is the card I made for the first card swap, Just For You

Second Card Swap card

Second Card Swap card
this is the card I made for the swap for Female Birthday

My first Cuttlebug Card

My first Cuttlebug Card
I treated myself to a Cuttlebug and made this card

Cleaning lady card

Cleaning lady card
I made this for my sons girlfriend who is always cleaning, she loved it.

Butterfly ATC

Butterfly ATC
I made this ATC with this lovely image that Sarah (Tiggertastic) designed and very kindly let us use, thank you Sarah


My first ever ATC, maybe not as good as some that I have seen, but as it was my first I don't think it's too bad.