Thank you for taking the time to visit my blog. I would love for you to either leave a comment or follow my blog and then I can come and see your work and leave comments for you too.

Friday, 30 September 2011

Handbag Style Card

Mourning the loss of my favourite x cut mini circle punch, that I use to create the scallop look, as I have not yet purchased the scallop nestabilities. Will have to get another... but I can not find the exact size one. There is one slightly  bigger. Does anyone know where you can get the old x cut mini punches from?

Another Born to Shop card! again. I am sorry. In the demo I encourage people to use their scraps. If you take a close look at the background paper, the lines go in two different directions. I did not have enough paper to cover the front of an A6 card, so intead I joined up two and covered the joining line with a border sticker from Born To Shop bubbles. And I like how the card came out. Do try this. It is great way to use scraps and I really enjoy using my scraps.

As I was demoing the range including stickers here I have used a cardstock sticker,but if you have the stamp you can use that instead.

Tonight Strictly Come Dancing starts and tomorrow is World Card Making Day - how are you celebrating or making?
Products used:
Born to Shop Bubbles Cardstock Stickers
Adhesive Gems
Purple Cardstock

Thursday, 29 September 2011

Wild Rose Studio - Football Lad Stamp

I have used another layout again, that I like and often rotate and flip. I have used this previously on a Forever Friends card and I like the combination so I used it again. These layouts really do come in handy when you lose your mojo to guide you and find that naughty missing mojo.
Products used:
Daisy and Dandelion - Onion Plays Footie Stamp
Waterbrush Markers
Thread & Sewing Machine
Red, White & Blue Cardstock

Wednesday, 28 September 2011

My Next Demo - Where, When....

I am pleased to announce, I am demonstrating at Abbeycraft Artworld in Nuneaton on October 29th. From 10am til 3pm.

The address is:
Abbeycraft Artworld
23a Abbey Street
CV11 5BT.

The shop is right next to a huge car park, and another car park is near by in the Ropewalk Shopping Centre. Would love if it you could pop along. And if you are visiting my blog, and you attended a demo of mine at Kims Craft, do pop along if you can. Would love to see some familiar faces.

I will be demonstrating the latest range from docrafts, which is these gorgeous Urban Stamps Noel Christmas Wishes Stamp and Urban Noel Postage Stamps, Me to You Winter Wonderland. Papermania - Christmas Time. Forever Friends. Papermania 7x5 Clear Stamp. And a bit of the old.

Come and join me, I would love to see you there.

Tuesday, 27 September 2011

Odds & Soxlets

Here is a card I made using the new Odds & Soxlets Halloween digi image releases over at shop. I have combined this with distress ink and Penny Black Make A Wish Stamp set. This has been stamped onto the grass section of the card.

The Black fence was hand drawn. The background (the dark blue sky) was done by putting on Broken China, and then Chipped Sapphire on quiet darkly.

Links to products and items and digis used, are below. For instructions in how to make this card, do visit the site and blog
Products used:

Monday, 26 September 2011

Penny Black Monday Week 9

Thank you for all the lovely Get Well Wishes. I feel a bit better today, just can not seem to find of this nasty cold. I hope to catch up on your blogs today or tomorrow.

Another quick post from me today, it is Monday. That means it is Penny Black Monday. And we are on Week 9. Here is a card, that I made in a demo last year at Kims Craft.
Products used:
Penny Black Hugs Stamp
Basic Grey Kioshi Paper
Papermania Flowers

Sunday, 25 September 2011

Forever Friends Sunday Week 27

Welcome to another week of Forever Friends Sunday. Thank you for all the lovely wishes. Today has to be a short post from me. I pretty much still have a fever and a cold, slightly better than yesterday.

Todays card uses downloads from the Creativity Club section from docrafts and a version of a creativity club project. Hope you like. It had to be something quick, since I was not too well. This is an A5 card.
Products used:
Forever Friends Download from Creativity Club Section
Red Cardstock

Saturday, 24 September 2011

Me To You Saturday Week 8

Sorry to jump on the Christmas band wagon, but I have been well and truly bitten. The sad news, I make christmas cards all year round, but just have not shown you and I still have cards that I made last year which I have not yet shown :(

Good news is that my bone is healed, I still have to use the walking boot but now I can take my foot on it, and start putting weight on it. Still not walking though, the foot keeps swelling up.

Bad news, last night i must have been out of the duvet for too long and I have seem to got a bit of cold and a fever this morning. Which is making me feel lousy.

I finished off this card last night, but did not photograph it till this morning, hence this post is slightly later than usual. So onto this weeks card, it uses Me to You Winter Wonderland Range. These Me to You Bears are so adorable. Hopefully, later by the time X Factor is on I would have racked my brains for a Forever Friends card tomorrow.

If you wish to join me, do leave a comment and I will come and look at your card, and link your card in this post. All I ask, is you link me back.
Products used:
Me to You Winter Wonderland Paper
Me To You Winter Wonderland Ultimate Decoupage

Friday, 23 September 2011

Handbag Style Card

A quick post from me today, before I dash of to get ready for work. Here is a card I made in the style of a handbag. with some square gems and cardstock stickers.
Products used:
Born to Shop Bubbles Paper
Born to Shop Bubbles Cardstock Stickers
Purple Cardstock
Square Adhesive Gems

Thursday, 22 September 2011

Wild Rose Studio - Football Lad

Back to business today. Here is another card I have made using Wild Rose Studio Football Lad stamp. Links to stamps and products are in the product section of this post. Just a quick post from me today.

I love my cuttlebug and it is getting more use of it now, then when I first bought it! It needs to - considering the amount I have spent on embossing folders, plates and nestabilities. They are stunning. However, if you do not have a cuttlebug, there is still stencils, or you can decorate a plain cardstock with stamps like i used to - well still do.
Products used:
CCSR Its A Mans World Paper
Star Embossing Folder
White Gel Pen

Wednesday, 21 September 2011

Creative Expressions Win

Creative Expressions, who have such amazing stamps and range of products have started a facebook page. You get to see the latest DT makes from their team and keep up to date with their news. A while ago they ran a competition, if you became a fan of the page you could win some goodies. I became a fan as I am a fan of their products and I won!!!!!!!!!!  This is what came in this post, I have considered this embossing folder for some time but it remained on my wish list. Now I have got it!

For those who want to check out their facebook page, please click here

Tuesday, 20 September 2011

Odds & Soxlets Challenges

Wow! I am super excited to tell you some news that from October onwards sees the launch at Odds and Soxlets of a monthly challenge. There are fab prizes to be won, for 1st, 2nd and 3rd places! You can win some digis and even a sock monkey for certain challenges.

Don't forget to tune back in the blog in October to see whats new and the launch of the first challenge. Soon there will be new digis coming in, and they are gorgeous. I am super excited about these new digis, can not say much at the moment but keep your eyes open.

Today is my next appointment for my foot, wish me luck! I really hope it is good news.

Monday, 19 September 2011

Penny Black Week 8

Welcome to Week 8 of Penny Black Mondays. For you who are knew to my blog welcome. I have set days in the week to focus on a brand, that I have so many stamps of and yet have not seen ink to encourage more use of my stamps. Also to ink up unused stamps! So if you feel the same, come and join me. Link my blog and I will link your blog. Once my foot is back in action, I think I will do some challenges and offer prizes up for grabs.

I love this My Minds eye paper pack - I am afraid that you will see more of this paper pad and stamp in a more projects.
Products used:
Red & Yellow Coordinations Cardstock
X Cut Mini Circle Punch

For anyone that is interested this card is available to purchase from my Etsy shop here

Sunday, 18 September 2011


Another week of Forever Friends Week 26, for anyone that is keeping count. Hey when, I first started I did not think that I would reach this far, but I have! And I am more determined to keep going. Yippee.

Whoops again, here is another card I made using the Sports Stamp from the Retro Collection. My excuse with my bad foot, I can not keep going to the draw to get different stamps, so I have to make use of the stamp on my desk! I like the effect that machine stitching has on a card. I really enjoy it.  
Products used:
Thread and Sewing Machine

Saturday, 17 September 2011

Good News

I am bursting with excitement to tell you that I have been selected to be the guest designer for an upcoming blog hop for Wild Rose Studio. Woohoo!!!

I was so excited that I could not wait until a free day in my posts to tell you, which would have been 27th September! I decided to postpone Me To You Saturday post for today until next week. So do come back next week, and there will be the usual Me To You cards. There will be a blog hop, a challenge and some prizes to be won! Keep your eyes peeled for this upcoming event.

You all know I love the Wild Rose Studio products, their designs are fab and so unique. They have some set of stamps and some individual ones. They are made of high quality material and not flimsy, and built to last.  I have no idea how I became hooked, but I am glad I did become hooked.

So stay tuned into this space....

I purchase all my Wild Rose Studio craft products from The Glitterpot, as they always have the new stamps and papers in stock.

Friday, 16 September 2011

Born to Shop A5 Decoupage Card

I have recently done a lot of thinking, the hand that has been dealt to me with the last year or so. The very highs and the very lows. And how I have developed as a person. The people who have left my life forever and gone on to a happier place, you are missed so much my dear nan and grandad, have forever left happy memory footprints in my heart. My broken foot! Hopefully onto happier times now, with Christmas and new year looming.

Here is an A5 Decoupage Card, that I made using the Born to Shop Bubbles Decoupage Kit. I have recently been very busy, crafting all hours to get a variety of goodies in my box for possible craft stalls. Wish me all the luck in the world.

Btw, thank you for all those who asked, yesterday was a lovely day with my mum. And Thank you for all your lovely wishes.

Onto the card now before you get bored and switched off...
Born To Shop Bubbles Decoupage Pack

Thursday, 15 September 2011

Happy Birthday Mum

Today is my mums Birthday, just wanted to say many happy returns of the day. I love you mum, you are a great support, inspiration in my life. You make me laugh. You are one of a kind and truly special.  I wish you wealth and good health. I hope your day is special.
(For those who have come to see a Wild Rose Studio card, business will return as normal next week. I just wanted to dedicate today to the number one person in my life, mum.)

Monday, 12 September 2011

Penny Black Monday

Hi, another week of Penny Black Monday. I hope you are not bored with all my product focus days. I may change them, as I am not sure how long I will be able to keep these days up as yesterday I lost a day of crafting, when I was feeling so unwell. As well, there are other stashs in my draw which are neglected - SWALK stamps, Fizzy Moon stamps, Papermania clear stamp sets. There are not enough days in the week! Or rotate it, when one week it is Penny Black and the other week on the same day it is another product. Then the week after back to Penny Black and so forth.

Thank you for all your sweet comments. My leg and foot feels a lot better, so hopefully I will receive good news from the doctors on my next visit.

I made this card when the official blog for all Penny Black did a focus on this gorgeous stamps set - Fun in the sun for the weeks challenge. However for what ever reason, I did not manage to finish it in time. Oh well, but not it is complete and here to show you.
Products used:

Sunday, 11 September 2011

Remembering 9/11, 10 Years On...

I know I am late in the day but I wanted to post to mark the 10th Anniversary of this horrific event that affected so many innocent people forever. My heart goes out to those who lost their mother, father, brother, sister, son, daughter, friend, family. Those who forever look across the table and will never see their loved one again. Those who have lived with this tragedy ever since this date. And those who are suffering from various illness by the dust that resulted from the twin towers collapsing.
I remember the day, and the events that unfolded and watching the event life as it happened. You are in my thoughts.

Man of the Match

This is Forever Friends Week 25, a quarter of a century folks! haha... Another milestone. I have created this card using the Forever Friends Retro Collection. I have really enjoyed this stamp, maybe a bit too much. I have combined this with the Wild Rose Studio papers.
Products used:

Other Forever Friends Sunday Crafters:

Saturday, 10 September 2011

Me To You Saturday Week 7

I have made it to Week 7, but I doubt there will be a card from me next week as due to my foot it is making life very difficult. I want my life back and be able to walk on both of my feet without any crutches. Oh well.

This is another bookmark I created using Me to you stamp - Flower Pots. I hope you like. If you would like to join me, leave a comment to your work, I will visit you and link you in this post so others visit you. All I ask, is you link me in your post.

Sorry I have not been able to get around your blogs, and also explains why the number of comments have fallen. I am having trouble with blogger and commenting, and I am getting very weird messages. Will also try to visit you, when blogger works again!
Products used:
Me To You - Flower Pots Stamp
Me To You - Especially For You Paper
Me to You - Especially For you - Coordinating Ribbon
Adhesive Gems
X Cut Border Punch
Grey cardstock

Friday, 9 September 2011

Born To Shop

I hope you are not bored with the Born To Shop cards. I have been showing these since July. Oh well, still some way left but I can see the light at the end!

I guess the Shop Til You Drop Stamp is my favourite based on the cards I have made.
Products used:

Thursday, 8 September 2011

Wild Rose Studio - Football Lad

Another card using this Football Lad Stamp, I hope that you are not bored!  I have more to come...

Just a quick post today from me, to show the card. Things are really manic here and I am really busy. It is so much work when I first started to maintain a blog, comments, galleries, shops, photos. Don't you think? Photos take a lot more time, edit, take, retake, tags.

I always encourage people to use up their scraps in my demos, and this uses up scraps for the background. A great use. And has been inspiredd by the talented Elizabeth Allan.
Products used:
Scrap pieces of cardstock in the above shades

Wednesday, 7 September 2011

My First X Ray Experience

I thought I would share something with you, a bit comical and I had the nurses laughing when I had my first X Ray Experience.

Before I broke the bone in my foot, I never ever had an X Ray or needed an X Ray, and have never broken a bone in my life. The only thing that day I could compare it with was something in the cartoons. Where a strong light and flash occurs - how else are they going to see the bones inside of me? And why else do they do not allow anyone else in the room when an X Ray is taking place.

So I got to the X Ray table and hobbled onto the table. The two nurses helped me up as it was day one with the broken bone. They placed these mats underneath my foot and coin near me, and they were about to go back in the room. I said, sorry I have never ever had an x ray before, do I need to close my eyes or something. They both started laughing and said no. You will not even know when it has been done. And they were right. But were amused. Lol, i told my mum, who was upset that day for me who bursted out laughing and had tears streaming down her face. I said its not funny, how do i know if I never had an X ray before. lol.

I hope this has bought a smile to someones face today!

Monday, 5 September 2011

Paint The Town...

Welcome to another week of Penny Black Monday, I have to thank people for writing my posts for me it helps me.

I posted about that comment that was made on my blog. As much as I displayed the comment, it is equally fair that I tell you about the apology I also received from Sue Seyers. If you would like to read it - it is fairly long comment, explains why she made the comment and she leaves a poem, click here to read the comment. Thank you for your apology, I appreciate it and I was not really expecting any apology. but thank you.

I have not been able to read and leave comments on your blog, this is because your blogs are saved as my favourites on my pc and not laptop. Therefore it is difficult, near impossible to be at the pc with my walking boot. However, later on with some help I am hoping I will be able to transfer the favourites to the laptop, and visit your blogs later on today.

On to todays Penny Black project, I wanted to share a project I started Saturday and it is almost finished, but not in time for todays post. So I will show another card I prepared. When you get the stamps, on the back of the packet there are often projects. I normally use them as a guide to colour in the image, but this time on the back of the Penny Black - Paint the Town clear stamp set there was this cute project which I loved, so i created my version. Take a look.

If you like to join me, do leave a comment in the post, I will link you up and visit your blog, and hopefully others will join too. All I ask is you link me in your post.
Products used:
Various Promarkers

Sunday, 4 September 2011

Forever Friends Sunday Week 24

Wow! Week 24, 6 months of Sundays with Forever Friends cards. Oooo... Something to celebrate and partay with.

I have been doing well. In my current condition I do not know if I will be able to keep up the other days of crafts, but will not let the Forever Friends one go. Here is one of my new makes using the Retro Collection. At my last craft fair all my cricket cards were snapped up and this image fit this card perfectly. In my new makes, I seem to be using this set of stamp quiet a lot. I have created 7 cards using this stamp set, some of yet to be posted. I think I need to pick up a different stamp set out of my draw! It is Christmas soon, so maybe I need to focus on that range from Forever Friends.
Products used:
Forever Friends Retro Good Life - Sports Stamp
My Minds Eye Stella Gertie Rose Paper
Red & Blue cardstock

Other Forever Friend Crafters:

Saturday, 3 September 2011

Me to You Saturday Week 6

I am watching TV and looking forward to tonights X Factor, must remind myself to watch the Xtra Factor because they show real talent on that show too as well as those auditions that make you cringe.

This week is another bookmrk I am afraid, but I love these and making these. So handy for reading or marking a recipe.
Products used:
Me To You Coordinating Ribbon
Kraft Cardstock

Other Me To You Crafters:

Friday, 2 September 2011

Born To Shop

Another Born to shop Demo card from last year, as you can see from the volumes of cards that I made I do love this range, it is a shame since the launch of the stamps last year I have not had much chance to  use the range again. Something on my to do list to do. I have combined this stamp with the Piece of Cake papers. Fabulous.
Products used:
Dovecraft Piece of Cake Paper
Brown Cardstock

Thursday, 1 September 2011

Wild Rose Studio Football Lad Stamp Spotlight

I recently emailed Dulcie all my cards, and she really liked them. For those who do not know, Dulcie Jackson, is the creator of all the Wild Rose Studio designs and responsible for bringing you these gorgeous stamps made from high quality material. That was a big compliment. Fingers crossed, I may get picked to be a Guest Designer for her one day!
On the official site for Wild Rose Studio there are an array of project ideas, do not forget to check them out. Although they may use a stamp you do not have, that does not mean you can not use the stamp that you do have. Although I have used the Football lad stamp on this project from their site, any of the cards I have shown or will show - the image can easily be replaced with the rugby lad stamp, the fisher stamp, the beer guy one.
Products used:
Red Cardstock
Red Ribbon
Glossy Accents