Wednesday, October 20, 2010


It is now 3pm and I am just getting round to WOYWW.  The desk in question is a mess as usual but in my defence I was making some Christmas cards yesterday.
I have to admit I use Card making kits at Christmas, I usually buy a 'posh' set and a 'cute' set and I use them for my general Christmas card making and this is because I have so many to make, and then I usually make 'one offs' for close family. So here are some of the ones I made last night
I am also feeling pretty rubbish at the moment and do not feel very creative so the kits are ideal. It is quite a nice kit to use as some of the decoupage is acetate which is a bit unusual.  I will make half the kit as it is meant to be and then I will use the rest by making some different shaped cards when I am feeling a bit better.  to the right of my desk the mess continues

If you are wondering what I am babbling on about pop over here and see for yourself.

Hope you all have a great day,


Monday, October 18, 2010

Crafters Companion swalk blog hop

Join in with the Crafters companion SWALK BLOG HOP and be in with the chance of a great prize

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Just couldn't resist

I had Owen happily sitting watching a DVD and decided to visit some blogs before I sat down to make Christmas cards, then I went to visit Lyn (Spyder) who had a new Wednesday freebie and I just couldn't resist having a wee play.  
Note for Lyn:  Honestly Lyn I am not stalking you, I just love your wee digi stamps.

So here is what I came up with
He is so cute, so I used a double diamond fold card added some papers I got free with a magazine a few sparkly embellishments and a peel off greeting.  The shape for snowman was with one of my nesties.

I did also make a birthday card for my Son's friends wee boy who will be 1 next month.  

I used some die cut decoupage I got last week from Foil Play, and I would just like to say that the service they give is excellent and I will definitely be using them again. The honeycomb background and the bee background papers were again free with a magazine but I though they were perfect for this card.

Finally thought you might like to meet Owen who decided that if I was taking pictures of cards then he wanted in on the act too.


Tuesday, October 12, 2010


Still got a messy desk this week.  Didn't do much crafting yesterday, but I managed to 'have a play' after my darling Grandson  Owen finally went to bed.  He is having a sleepover here tonight and we are going to have fun together tomorrow as he is having a day here at Granny's instead of with the childminder.
I was playing yet again with Spyders digi stamps.  Truth is I printed some out earlier for Owen to colour in and when I was clearing up last night I decided to colour in the ones that were left.
Then I had a 'lightbulb' moment and remembered I had some coaster blanks from my cross stitch days so decided to make a coaster, name card and napkin ring set, and this is what is lying in the middle of my desk.
So here is a better picture of them

Might even pop these into Spyders October challenge.  I have had stern words with myself as I need to get down to some actual cardmaking.  Oh dear Mr Linkz is telling me I have already entered Spyders challenge, never mind, I enjoyed making them but will need to make more for using on Christmas day.
Hope you all have a great day

Wednesday, October 06, 2010

My digi door hangers

Managed to finish my door hangers this afternoon.  I decided to do 3, one for Halloween, one for Christmas and a general one.
I did these to enter Spyders digi challenge which was to use any of her digis.
I love Spyder's images and they are such fun to use.
I made my template for the door hanger on my PC using word and cut the holes with a nestie.  They were coloured with promarkers and distressed with TH distress inks.


Firstly I would like to say Hi to my new followers, and the not so new, your support is really appreciated.I have only been blogging for a few weeks and I have been made feel so welcome, you are a fantastic bunch of people.  My only problem now is that I spend so much time reading blogs and not enough time crafting, but I am not complaining as the amount of inspiration I get from all you talented crafters is amazing.
So without further ado, I shall show my, yet again, messy desk. I reckon 1/10 on the messy scale.
I spent last night printing and colouring Spyder's digi stamps and started making some door hangers for Spyders digi challenge.  I really enjoy using Spyder's images and it gives me a chance to practice using my promarkers.
If you are wondering what I am babbling on about, why not pop over here to Julia's blog and let her explain all about it.  I didn't manage to get round everybody last week but I promise to try harder this week.


Tuesday, October 05, 2010

Crafters Companion is 5

Over at Crafters Companion it is their 5th Birthday and they are having a birthday challenge, so I thought I would join in the fun with this card.

I decided to make a stepper card and decoupage some Beatrix Potter images.

Friday, October 01, 2010

If at first you don't succeed................scream

I have come to the conclusion that I am not a natural stamper... I really got so stressed yesterday, and spent hours to end up with this

I finally got a clear stamped image, well I did get more than one but then went on to ruin them when either colouring them in or during the distressing of the then die cut image. 
Anyhow, I am not totally happy with this and it may end up in the bucket of 'failures'.
Stamp was from my 'honey and hugs', coloured with promarkers,  both the backing papers and the sentiment stamp were 'honey and hugs' also, distressed ink used was red brick and of course the dies used were my gorgeous nesties. The corners and the border behind the topper are done with a MS punch.
Oh well back to the drawing board.......