Sunday, 31 March 2013

'Cheap' Easter Card!

Happy Easter to you.

I have named this blog 'cheap' as the items used are free from a magazine - sorry not a great joke!  Cheep, cheep!

I cut the basket open so that I could put in some strands of twine and eggs. I then wrapped the basket in a bag that we seem to get with every purchase.

Not a masterpiece I know, just thought I would have a go at using somethings that I had for free.

Hope you are having a lovely Easter.
Ta ta for now.

Crafty Creations Challenges  (Easter)

Thursday, 28 March 2013

Happy Anniversary Mr & Mrs Heart!

Hi there!

I made this card for a very special blog friend who's Wedding Anniversary is tomorrow. They are celebrating 38 years together! Wow!  

It is my 22nd Anniversary this year so I have got a bit to catch up!

Hope you have a lovely day Jules - sending lots of hearts your way!

Items used:
Hobby art stamp, Me to You papers, glossy accents.
Sketch Saturday

Hope you are all well and warm!  Easter work break for me so lots of card making Yipeee!
Ta ta for now

Wednesday, 27 March 2013

Fizzy moon

Well we seem to have escaped the snow in Devon but tonight there is a slight fluttering. It is freezing cold though!

Tonight's card I used a stamp by Fizzy Moon and the paper is Forever Friends.

Simon Says Stamps Challenge (anything goes) 6 days left
love to create challenge  (pastel colours) 4 days left
abc-challenge  (just as you like) 1 day left

Hope you are not snowed in!

Ta ta

Tuesday, 26 March 2013

Button embossing

Good evening all.

A bit of embossing for tonight's card.

Challenge entry:
Crafty Creations Challenges  The theme is embossing .

Just a flying visit tonight!
Ta ta

Saturday, 23 March 2013

Spring Challenges

Hello all.

Tonight's card I made to enter 'Spring' Challenges. I ask you SPRING - it's more like deepest darkest winter. Bbrrrrr!

Anyway here it is:

Very simple for me don't you think!

Items used:
Parker alphabet dies, The country diary papers and Hello Kitty flower die.

Challenges:   All 'Spring' themed
Simon Says Stamps challenge (ends in 3 days)
Dies to Die For challenge  (ends in 24 days)
Addicted to CAS  (ends in 13 days)

Hope you are cosy and warm.
Ta ta

Friday, 22 March 2013

Catching Butterflys

Hello there.

Is has been a miserable WET day here today and the weekend doesn't look good either. But never mind as I'm off to the playground to join in with  Pixies Crafty Workshop Challenge .  It's a new challenge for me and I hope that I haven't broken any rules as I'm not quite sure what the rules are!!    I am worried that I will get a detention!  Here's my entry:

It's time to confess now as I was originally going to enter this card for Sketch Saturday but I missed the closing date/time. But it is Pixie's property now!

Items used
Penny Black stamp and Forever Friends papers.

Hope you have a lovely weekend

Ta ta

Thursday, 21 March 2013

Green & White

Good evening Bloggers!

Tonight's card is for The Ribbon Girls Challenge  and the theme is Green and White.
They have got two fab prizes and it ends in 2 days. Here's my entry:

The paper and sentiment are both Pink Petticoat. I punched out some circles and added glitter glue.
It's similar to the pink card I made a couple of posts ago.
Hope you all have a good evening - I'm off to lock the chickens in and then eat a beef and ale stew which has been simmering in my slow cooker. Mmmmm!
Ta ta

Tuesday, 19 March 2013

Rainy Days

Hello again!
Tonight's card I made today for craftycreationschallenges . The theme is 'Singing in the rain'.
I have just scraped in by the skin of my teeth as the closing date is in about 8 hours time!

I used Rainy Days stamp by Little Claire Designs and paper pieced it with MME Quite Contrary papers. Highlighted with a gellyroll pen. The wellies are coloured in with pro markers and it's a Pink Petticoat sentiment.
I enjoyed making this card as it didn't take too long. I could have added glossy accents to the wellies but my aim is to make quicker cards.

Has anyone got any tips for remembering closing dates of challenges?  I think that most of them don't contact the winner so how do you keep up with your entries?

That's it for today
Ta ta

Pass the sun cream!

Hi all.
I managed to get a couple of pics of my chickens sun bathing yesterday which I would like to share with you. ( How mad does that sound!! )

This is 'Broody' -  yes because she used to keep going broody! 
 Leg out catching the rays.

This is 'The Brown one' - O.K I know it's not very imaginative but it works for us!

Wing and leg out!                          Five minutes later and she's asleep -

What a life!!

Hope they gave you a laugh. Back in a bit with a card.

Sunday, 17 March 2013


It has been a beautiful afternoon here in Devon - very sunny and quite warm. I will have to take a picture of one of my chickens sun bathing for another post - it is so funny. They sit on their side with one leg out!

Today's card is for a indigoblu  challenge. The theme is Blue!  There is a massive prize for the winner - but be quick as it ends in 3 days. Here is my entry:

You can only enter one card for the challenge but I made 2 so here is the other one!

The image is Juliet and I used mega-flakes.
Hope you are having a lovely weekend.
Ta ta

Friday, 15 March 2013

Good luck S-I-L

Happy Friday all.

Here is a card that I made for my sister in law. She is 'taking the plunge' and setting up her own travel agent with a friend. After a lot of work they are nearly ready to trade. I wish them luck and my best wishes.

The papers and sentiment are both Pink petticoat - just in case there is one person out there who has not seen Liz's beautiful papers!!   I punched some circles and added some glitter. 

I am not going to enter a challenge with this one as I find it hard to keep track of closing dates !

Hope you all have a lovely weekend
Ta ta

Tuesday, 12 March 2013

More Penny Black

Good evening Bloggies!!

I am a day ahead of myself today - I keep thinking it's Wednesday - strange!
I have had another chance to 'play' today, so I have tried to get a few cards under my belt. I have found that if I make a card for a specific occasion it NEVER goes right. But if it is just playing it turns out ok. Gggrrrr!!

A bit of a weird colour combo for this one - I took the colours from the heart paper and this is what I came up with -

It is a Penny Black image with glossy accents on the balloons (not that you can see it in this picture!)
The challenge that I would like to enter is   sketchsaturday .  I love this one as you don't have to think - what do I put where.  As I am still quite a newbie card maker this really helps.

Hope the colours aren't too garish!
Ta ta

Monday, 11 March 2013

Sent with love

Good evening all.

Oooohh - it has been sooo ccold ttodday!

Well I have been lovely and cosy with the heating on and card making - Bliss!

In true Blue Peter stile - here's one I made earlier!!

I used a Penny Black image with glossy accents on the post box. Docrafts Wellington paper and Woodware Jane's script sentiment.
Challenge   the theme is One for the Boys.

Hope to be back tomorrow with more Penny Black.
Ta ta

Sunday, 10 March 2013

Mothers Day take 3

Happy Mothers Day one and all!

I have made my last mothers day card - good job too as today's the day!

Items used:
Sweet Memories paper and flowers - which I love and will be buying more of!
Parker lower case dies, Vintage Bird Cage die and Resting birds die ( all from Dies to Die for ).

Simon Says Stamp at  the theme is A Bit O' Green.
Stamping Sensations at  the theme is The Great Outdoors.
Dies to Die For (2nd entry) at the theme is Flower Power.

Phew! that's it for today
Ta ta

Thursday, 7 March 2013

Mother's Day take two!

Hello blog people!

I have made another mother's day card as all of the challenges in blogland are for mother's day - so I will make a few and give the best one to my mum!

I used Sweet Memories paper and flowers ( free with a magazine ) and a Penny Black image.

Challenges :   and follow the sketch      the theme is Mother's Day

So that's it for today - Ta ta

Monday, 4 March 2013

Sew sparkly!

Hello all,

you might need to put your sun glasses on for tonight's card - ready?


I used Tim Holtz alterations sewing room die. The needle was Memory Box and the paper was Papermania. The sentiment is from Pink Petticoat. Everything else is from my hoard!

Now I will not be offended if you don't want me to design a dress for you - it's not to everyones taste!!

Sewing is not my strong point - when I was at school I cheated on my needlework project and got one of my sister's (who is a brilliant seamstress) to do it for me!!

I would like to enter this in the Ribbon Girls challenge at
The theme is add ribbon or twine, I think that mine counts with the cotton reel twine.
There are two fab prizes for the winner.

I would also like to enter a new challenge for me at
The theme is sewing.

The last challenge is for Simon Says Stamp at
The theme is anything goes.

As you've got to be in it to win it I thought I'd give it a go!!

Ta ta for now

Sunday, 3 March 2013

Happy Mother's Day

Hi Blog people!

I can't believe how organised I am - I have already made my mum's mother's day card. Normally I will be making it the day before!

I have no fear of spoiling it for her as she doesn't do computers!

I used Spellbinders Decorative Chateau Gate die for the window. A brick embossing folder and Tim Holtz Paper Rosette die for the curtain.

inside the card

You probably can't see but I used acetate for the window pane.
No stamping today - I might get withdrawal symptoms!
That's it for today.
Ta ta for now

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