Thursday, 28 February 2013

Very sad news :(

You may remember a while ago that I had to take one of my chickens to the vets. We tried injections and 2 lots of antibiotics - well, she went down hill and I had to take her back to the vets yesterday to have her put to sleep.Sob, sob. I know it's only a chicken but I have looked after her for nearly two years and she is more like a pet to me. Very sad.
Well I do know that she was cared for and pampered!

Tonight's cards are Paper Smooches stamps again  - sorry!

Which one do you like the best?

Ta ta for now

Sunday, 24 February 2013

Happy Birthday Nan

Good evening!

I made tonight's card for my nan's birthday. It is officially on the 29th February but as there won't be one this year SOME of the family (she has 7 grandchildren, 12 great grandchildren and 1 great-great grandchild) took her out for lunch today. It was jolly nice! I had roast pork followed by creme brulee - Mmmmmmm!

So here it is

I used Hobby Art : Anna's Collection stamps with a jelly roll sakura pen to highlight detail. This isn't the best picture as it was the only one that would load GRRRhh!  Isn't that frustrating! I think my computer is protesting and is on a go slow.

My nan will be 93 and she looks fabulous!

Ta ta for now

Friday, 22 February 2013

Cake & Craft - Bliss!

Hi there.

I had the most lovely day yesterday - a trip to Newton Abbot. Lunch at the Pharmacy Cafe ( followed by gorgeous white chocolate cake YUM! ) and then across the road to the Craft Room. It is like Aladdin's Cave -  a never ending craft heaven! I could have stayed all day and camped over night!
I bought a few goodies, well it would have been rude not to! You will see them on my future cards.

Today's cards are a bit of a cheat as I made them a while ago, if that is cheating?
I used Papermania stamps - Birdsong and Hobby Art- Floral Delight stamp. Distress inks - Milled Lavender and Dusty Concord.

I also used some sparkly embossing powder.
I am going now to have a private moment with my new craft purchases! Ooohhhh !!
Ta ta for now

Wednesday, 20 February 2013

Blooming marvelous!

Good evening!

You might need to sit down as I am actually quite pleased with today's card - shock-horror!

First I stamped a sunflower (Hobby Art) with versa mark, then I chalked it. I used Lili of the Valley stamp and sentiment and coloured it with Pro markers. The Fishtail Flags Stax die and the Sunflower die are from Dies to die for and I would like to enter it into their February challenge at    The theme is Flower Power and you could win £25 voucher - Whoopeeee!

Hope you like!

Ta ta for now

Tuesday, 19 February 2013

Made with love

What another beautiful day today, is spring on it's way?

Molly blooms is baking cupcakes today! With Great Impressions background stamp and Hero Arts sentiment. A dot or two of Glossy Accents and -

Ta da!    I shouldn't have put the heart punch on there but there has got to be something that I'm not happy with!

Question:  Should you reply to a comment on your own blog?  I think I need a book on blog etiquette!!
I have only just got the hang of entering a competition with the relevant blog post rather than my whole blog. All this no back posting and linking is very confusing for a newbie!

P.S If you follow this link   it takes you to Crafty Devils papercraft competition to win new Tonic Pick of the Bunch punches and Stamp sets - Wuhhoooo!
(I bought the Molly Blooms stamp from there)

Ta ta for now

Sunday, 17 February 2013

What's cooking?

Hello there. I am so pleased that I am getting a few comments on my posts now. It is so lovely to receive one. Thanks to anyone who has left one.

Today's card I made using Hero Arts stamps and Kitschy Kitchen Stickers - which were a bargain buy of 0.49 pence from Denelm Mill. A bit of paper piecing and some heart punches and -

Oh yes and a Fiskars punch along the bottom.
I would like to enter this into this weeks Ribbon Girls Challenge at  The theme is aqua or turquoise and the prize is a voucher for Lili of the Valley and a  Ribbon girl voucher - Fabbie!  I must be psychic as I made this card before seeing the blog!
Ta ta for now

Saturday, 16 February 2013

Hot chocolate

Here is a card I made using Paper Smooches stamps and Liquid Applique for the cream.

I tried a few different toppings but I think this one looks the best.
Hope you all had some lovely weather today,
Ta ta for now

Thursday, 14 February 2013

Jar of heart's

Happy Valentines day!

A very late post today as I had to take one of my chickens to the vets! Two injections and some antibiotics - hopefully that will do the trick.

This card took longer than I expected. But hey-ho! It kept me quiet for a while.

I used Whimsy Stamps jar die from dies to die for and Simon Says Stamps die for the sentiment.

I would like to enter the following challenges:
Ta ta for now

Wednesday, 13 February 2013

New papers

Here is a card that I made using my new Pink Petticoat papers and sizzix die cuts

Ta ta for now

Tuesday, 12 February 2013

Bee happy!

I would like to enter this card in the Dies to Die for Challenge at

They are giving away a £25 prize!!

I used their honeycomb die and bought the bees at the recent craft show that I went to.
I also used Pink Petticoat papers. I have just downloaded their new Isabelline pattern pack which is only £1.99 till Friday. It is a lovely grey and yellow design with more honeycomb papers in it. Perfect for my bees dies. Watch this space!

Ta ta for now

Monday, 11 February 2013

Love grows on trees

Here is yet ANOTHER  Digi Stamp Boutique image - I really am getting my money's worth! Well in for a penny in for a pound.

I am actually quite pleased with this one - Shock. I think the sparkles liven it up a bit.

I would like to enter this into the Digi Stamp Boutique challenge :

Being new to this blogging game I have only just figured out how to enter the correct post link rather than the whole blog - duh!

Ta ta for now

Sunday, 10 February 2013


I bought this ribbon at a stationery shop in Tavistock and have been itching to use it . This image is perfect!  Talking of ribbon there is a chance to win goodies at  The Ribbon Girls Blog   . I have just discovered this site and will be back!

You can't see on this image but he has got a shiny nose and acorn!
Challenge entry:

Ta ta for now

Saturday, 9 February 2013

Happy birthday Dad in law

This is a birthday card for my father in law. It looks just like him!
It is also the first card that I'm going to enter for an on line competition - The DigiStamp Boutique.-

I tried to add a watermark using photo shop but it took so long to upload and then failed.  Oh well I don't think that anyone would want to copy it anyway!

Please ignore the splodge by his right ear which I meant to correct!

Not happy with this white paper either as pro markers look a bit patchy. I'm a very harsh self critic!

I hope to post something that I'm actually happy with soon!

Ta ta for now

Friday, 8 February 2013

Boring surprise!

I'm still having problems knowing when to step away from the card!
I just think this card is a bit of a boring surprise. I wonder what it's missing?

Any help would be most welcome.

Ta ta for now

Thursday, 7 February 2013

More clouds!

I really should start making sunny cards - I must have clouds on the brain!

Hope you likey!

Wednesday, 6 February 2013

To the lovely Jules!

I would like to dedicate this card to the lovely, kind, talented and crafting guru that is Jules from  . At Christmas I was lucky enough to win her 'guess the penny black stamp competition' . Which is so unlike me as I never win anything. She gave me advice on starting my blog - Thank you Jules!
Here is a card I made with my winning stash:

Amongst the winning goodies was a voucher for the 'Pink Petticoat' - Thank you Liz!
I have also had advice on blogs from Michelle at 'The Card Grotto'  ( I haven't asked their permission to add their links ) I am sure everyone knows what legends they all are!
I know it sounds like I am excepting an award but I just wanted to say Thanks!
Craft blogland is a very nice place to be.
Ta ta for now

Tuesday, 5 February 2013

Let's go fly a kite

Here is a card that I made using a Sizzix stamp and die set, except that I only stamped 'dream'!
I am trying to make some 'clean and simple' cards but I always think that something is missing. I think that my blog should be covered in 'L' plates!

With today's strong wind I think that my kite would be very tangled!

Ta ta for now

Monday, 4 February 2013

Happy Birthday Katie

Last weekend I went to the Exeter Westpoint Craft Fayre. OMG it was fab. Here are my goodies

Amongst that lot I bought some stamps from Lavina and made this card

It is for my eldest son's girlfriend's birthday. I'm not normally a 'Fairy' person but thought that these are sweet. Also bought the DVD and might have a go at brayering - watch this space!
Ta ta for now!


Sunday, 3 February 2013

Is there anyone there?

Well I have finally plucked up the courage to enter the lovely blogging world!
Hello everyone -anyone!
I  have been blog watching for quite some time and love seeing everyone's cards. So now I have taken the plunge to share my creations.Please be kind to me as I'm a bit of a newbie.(still at the stage where I want to stick EVERYTHING to my cards but must remember 'Less is More')
So here it is: blog numero uno

Magnolia - Tilda with Dalecarlia Coat.
Hope you like!
Ta ta for now
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