Thursday, 24 December 2009

Merry Christmas!!!!

Just have a few moments to get on here and wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a very Happy New Year!!!!

Friday, 11 December 2009

Last of this weeks creations

Phew its Friday everyone!  Glad its the weekend?  We are off to a Panto tomorrow which we are all looking forward to, last year it was brilliant and the kids had so much fun me too lol!

These are the last of this weeks creations, just 2 so not much to show really but I hope you like them'

The first is a guinea pig card, I absolutely love guinea pigs if you didnt already know lol and serached for a image that would suit and found this one.  I have used some papers from a daisy and dandilion selection, I thought the browns would work well.  Buttons, Ribbon and Sentiment all from my stash.

This is the final Christmas card I have made this week.  Its hopefully going to reach its destination soon!  I have used Dovecraft vintage Papers, The image/sentiment is from my dear friend Cheryl please please find the time to  check out her blog, she has made the most wonderful tags for a challenge they are stunning!  The swirl is from the lovely Lisa over at Allissas design cabin check out her gorgeous creations they are fab!

Thats all for now, will be off to have a browse of some lovely blogs now!

Wednesday, 9 December 2009

Tags Tags Tags

I have a bit of a thing for tag making at the moment, I made 3 using a lovely santa image from Junes Art Freebies blog. 

I used some glitter stickers that I have had for ages not knowing what to do with them, I think they look lovely framing the image.  Ribbons and sentiment are from my stash as is the flower.  The backing papers are dove craft I believe.

I hope you like them and thank you for popping by!

Incy Wincy Challenge 21 - Snow Flakes

This week over at Incy Wincy Designs the challenge is Snow Flakes.  You can make anything you like as long as it has some snowflakes on.  So here is my tag using a  image from the lovely Junes blog  Art Freebies please check it out!  Also June is sponsoring this challenge and you could win yourself some gorgeous vintage images & sentiments.

Here is my take on this weeks challenge I hope you like her!

I have used June's vintage image of a lady in white, Silver gel pens to add a bit of depth, Glamour dust to add sparkle on the snow flakes, in the trees and pretty much any where I could put it lol  Gems are paper mania and ribbon is from my stash.  
Thanks for popping by!

Christmas creations at last!

Here are some chrismtas cards I made using a gorgeous image by the lovely wendy over at digital doodlings .  There are some new freebies over there now that you can get your mitts on, I think we have been very lucky to have such a lovley giving bloger in blog land!  Thank You!


Yes I know they are a bit basic but I am serioulsy lacking in christmas inspiration but I am glad I have managed to come up with some thing lol!!!

Monday, 7 December 2009


Its been ages since I have blogged!  Unfortunately with family life some times the crafting has to take a back seat.  Also with all these animals to look after it gets a bit much, there are never enough hours in the day, I think you will agree!  I have had a bout of illness mixed in too, oh and I found the Twighlight books which I could not put down lol.  So I apologise for my absence, so much has been happening in blog land and your creations are all fabulous.  Its nice to see the Christmas crafts appearing, there are so many fabulous ideas and creations this year!

I haven't completely stopped making things, my mini wheekers were admired by a few people so I made a few sets which have all now gone to new homes, I believe there are still some people who would like some, so it looks like I will be making more guinea pigs in the near future as well as some other guinea pig items that I think people will love, so watch this space!

I finally managed to sit down yesterday and make some Christmas cards, they are very basic as I am lacking in Christmas inspiration lol I will be back later to show you them.

I want to enter a couple of challenges this month so will hopefully have some more things to show you over the coming weeks.  I will be popping by your blogs and I hope to be able to have enough time to leave a comment or 2..

Catch you all soon!!!!

Thursday, 5 November 2009

A Lovely freebie Image competition time

There is a brilliant competition going on at the moment over at Digital Doodling it involves of a beautiful freebie image called Cupcake Tilly check it out HERE and whilst your there remember to have a browse at the other wonderful digital downloads they are so pretty!  (Mandy has just informed me that Wendy isn't selling them just yet fingers crossed she will be in the near future)

Any way this is my entry for the competition, I had a hard time at first deciding what kind of card I would make and what colours to use.  I had this freebie paper in the drawer and it just seemed to work so that is what I have used. Ribbon is from my stash as are the buttons to keep with my theme of Hearts to match the ones on the cupcake.  I have used pro markers to colour and everything else you see is from my stash.

I think this little challenge was just what I needed to get my mojo working again!  Thanks wendy for the gorgeous freebie!

If you want to enter this comp you only have until friday to do it so get your skates on!!!

Christmas snow man

Here is a christmas card I made using a freebie image from some where, if you know who it is please shout so I can pop thier name up.  I have used pro markers to colour ribbon from my stash and the sentiment has just been typed up on the computer and added. 

I think the papers are dovecraft.  I just think this little snow man is perfect he is very cute and so easy to use, it took me a while to find a snow man I actually liked.

Wednesday, 4 November 2009

Some thing Different

Card making is becoming a tad frustrating so I thought I would give Fimo ago this week, I thinks its good to have a go at other things at times, soooo I made some little guinea pigs hehehe they are called the mini wheekers and for my first atempt at guineas I think they are rather cute although hubby says they look like poop, Charming!!!  I am rather proud of my carrots they came out really well :)

They have newspaper, then fleece, hay & veggies spare fleece and veggies.

The last family are off to a new home tomorrow whoop whoop, or should that be wheek wheek lol  Will be back later in the week to show off some other makes if I get around to it.

Tuesday, 27 October 2009

I'm Back!

Wow it has been a long time since my last post.  But I have had a lovely rest away from crafting this past few weeks and I have also had a wee break away to Edinburgh which was fab.  I am now back and feel more positvie about crafting and will hopefully fit some challenges in at some point this week or next.  Its half term here this week so its a bit hectic and my darling little girl has a tendancy to want to join in on the creating, unfortuently I dont want to put feathers and glitter on everything I make lol I think she is a budding card maker in the making she loves crafting and also making jewellery from her beads and anything else she can find!

Right off now but I will be back soon with some thing to show you all!  I have been visiting your blogs and I will be visiting again soon to leave comments on your wonderful work!

Bye for now!

Sunday, 11 October 2009


I know I haven't been here since September but things have got a little too much and with that my old mojo seems to have packed up, I just sit at my craft desk and weep...... well no not really I just sit there and move stuff around and tidy things, I just dont seem to be able to get any ideas onto card!
I have a lot going on with my eldest son at the moment and when I am not going to meetings with various professionals or teachers I am usually thinking about all of it.  So crafting isn't my highest priority at the moment, but I am trying!

I have been visiting your blogs and will carry on doing so, hopefully this week I will have some thing to show you all, I have been looking at all the challenges I want to take part in but I just lack the creativity, no matter how hard I try.

Any how thanks for popping by and I will catch you with you on your blogs and on the forums!

Sunday, 27 September 2009

A Bit Poorly

Sorry no posts this week as I have been a little busy and then I came down with a bug which I still have, so I am not feeling to bright at all and looking at my craft stuff actually makes me feel a bit sick lol 

Hubby has been a star and looked after house, kids and all the animals, one of whom has managed to break both his little guinea pig teeth off whilst gnawing at the cage bars tut tut so until they grow back to a sensible length he has to be hand fed!  Here is the cheeky chappy himself, but he isn't looking quite as happy at the moment!

Will be around to catch up with you all soon!

Tuesday, 22 September 2009

Sophisticat Challenge No.3

Well last weeks challenge was great and I really enjoyed it but when I saw this weeks challenge I was a tad excited as I found a image that I have really wanted to use but its just been staring at me from my very messy craft desk, as I have struggled to find any inspiration. 
The challenge that has been set this week is a sketch with a small twist no stamped images, but for me that was great as I had this lovely image sat on my desk crying out to be used, here is my entry for this weeks sophisticats challenge No.3

I have used a freebie image, papers are papermania, ribbon & gem from my stash, I have used some fine glitter on the girls dresses and head dresses but the pics arent showing it up, flowers are polyfoam.  The sentiments are stamped with various stamps from my stash and I have used a corner punch too.

This Weeks Atc's

Been having a little play with some vintage images this week, with no kids around it has been bliss as I can actually finish what I start!  Hubby has riged the laptop up in the bedroom for me too so I can sit, chat and craft away.

Here are some of the ATc's I have made using various freebie images online.

I have a couiple more to show you put I am hoping to get them in the post to people this week so want them to get them first.

Thursday, 17 September 2009


Here are a couple of atc's that I made last week.  I did make a 3rd but it has gone missing, I do believe my hubby has some thing to do with this, he decided to move around the bedroom and my craft desk, of course he put stuff where he thought it would be best which ment I didnt know where anything was!!!  Apparently he may have knocked off the atc whist opening the curtains, I just need to look for it.  Well I have and it hasnt turned up anywhere.  So I just hope it will turn up at some point.

Anyhow here are the 2 I made:
As always I love your comments a BIG thank you to all those of you who have popped by recently to leave comments I really do appreciate them!

Wednesday, 16 September 2009

Little Princess

Oh I have been busy lol this is my 3rd Post today and I still have more to show you!  I hope to be posting regularly now so with out further ado here is another card I made using a lovly image sent to me by Cheyrl if you havent been over to her blog yet then please go pop by and say hello!

I love this image you can find it at Charmed cards, papers are papermania signature range, ribbon is from Cheryl , the flowers are poly foam which are so much easier to work with than paper ones, the little crown is from my stash. I used foam pads to mount also. I have coloured her with promarkers and water colour pencils, finally I used chalks to shade around the edges. 
Thanks for popping by!

Another challenge

I have made another card for another challenge woo hoooo it is so lovely having a bit of time to myself. 

This card is for the Stampin Sisters In Christ Challenge Its a fab sketch, so brilliant I actually made 2 cards but I will show you the other in a mo.  Here is my card for the challenge
Papers are from the docrafts goody bag a while back not sure what they are but I love them.  Ribbon and little heart gems are from my stash.  Stamp/image is a Tilda, coloured with promarkers.

The Scripture for this weeks challenge was Jeremiah 29:11 "For I know the plans I have for you," declares the Lord, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future."
I wanted to share this one with you, I think it means a lot to so many of us!  For me it means a great deal as, for the past 8 years I have been at home with my children and now they are all in school and I have no idea what I am going to do with my days, some thing I have worried about a little. I would love to go out and do some thing, but I have no idea just yet but I know the Lord does, I just need to keep reminding myself of this!  Any how, Get on over to this lovely challenge blog and have ago!

oops I forgot.....

 I did make another card following the same fabby sketch but with out a stamped image.  Here it is:

 I used some paper mainia flowers (3d), ribbon from my stash those papers from that docrafts goody bag lol gems from my stash and I used papermania chalks to shade the edges.

Have a lovely day all!!!

Sophisticat Challenge

I have been trying to catch up on some crafting, now the children are all at school (whoop whoop) I have some much needed 'Me' time.  My Youngest is still doing half days but will be starting full time soon, I really dont know what I am going to do with myself but I really do want to try and concentrate on my crafting!

Soooo with that in mind here is the first challenge I have taken part in. Over at Sophisticat Challenge Blog the challenge this week is to make any kind of wallet, here is my take on that.
I have used my fabby new papers from the Papernania signature range, paper mania chalks in neuteral around the edges of pretty much everything, papermania gems, all ribbon amd bows are from my stash as are the images which may or may not remain they are there just as a aexample of what can go in this wallet.  I havent written anything on it as I am not sure whom it will go to as yet.

Thanks for popping by I really do appreciate all your lovely comments!

Sunday, 13 September 2009


Sorry I havent been around much, my youngest has started school for the first time this week and is only half days so there has been a lot of walking to and from schools as my other 2 have started back too.  My youngset has had a great week although they did lose him for a while as he decided to go hide in the puppet show stand with the curtains closed, when they called him he didnt answer, so there was a search party sent out to look for him and of course the last place they looked was in the puppet show stand.  He had a frim telling off and hasnt done it since lol  They have found that he is a bit of a climber and mischivious lol

I have had a award given to me by the lovely Cheryl, Thank you Cheryl I will get around to popping it up at some point and passing it on to my lovely followers!

I have managed to make 2 Atc's and a card but thats it, things are just too hectic at the moment to sit down and do anything else and my mojo is some what lacking.  Hopefully I will be back on top form when all the kids are settled in school and I can be left in peace.

I have been blog hopping but havent had much time to stop and leave comments but I promise I will be around soon to look at your creations!

Friday, 4 September 2009

Anniversary today, here is the card!

I didnt think I was going to finish this as its been a pretty rubbish, busy week but I managed to spend a couple of hours crafting away yesterday.

The idea came from a lovely lady called Tree on the Docrafts forum and I am so thankfull to her for giving me the idea.

I have used poems and pictures, also in the little pockets are things like 'our' wedding songs & private messages that I wont bore you with hehehe...... I have popped a little bit of tin around them as Tin symbolizes 10 years.

I am glad to say he liked it and spent a while just looking at it and reading everything, he was impresed that I got the date right too rofl, I am so terrible with dates!

We are off to spend the day together just doing what ever we like, my sis in law is coming over to look after the kids as I have 2 at home still they dont go back to school until next week!

Will be back soon with some more creations when I get some time, I have 3 guinea pigs arriving tomorrow for a holiday with me so I have to prepare their cages and I also need to paint my shed, seems autumn has come early this year!

I hope everyone has a lovely day and weekend, will be off to blog hop soon!

Monday, 31 August 2009

A bit of a theme this week

Friday will be our 10th Wedding anniversary so there seems to be a bit of a wedding/anniversary theme with this weeks makes.  I have been working on a card/book that some one suggested on the Docrafts forum for a anniversary card.  I have finished the actual card its just the bits and bobs now to go on it and I need to work out a way of fixing it together.  I will show you when I have completed it, including cheesy wedding piccys lol!!!

Soooo to start this week off I have made a wedding ATC with one of the lovely pictures Cheryl sent me, I love the burgundy cushion so worked with that theme.  Backing paper, ribbon and buttons are all from my stash the ribbon with pearls was from my good friend Lisa. 

Hope you like her!  Off now to sort out the guinea pigs as the shed is being moved, so I can be closer to them awwwwwwwwww,  Hubby has spent all week creating a new patio for the shed to sit on, what a star he is!!!!
Byeeee for now!

Saturday, 29 August 2009

New Stash

Here is the stash I have bought to play with this week!  I am dead pleased with it all and cant wait to have some time to spend playing with it when the kids all go back to school! 

 Papercraft mag, not one that I usually buy but the stamps on the front attracted me, I usually buy mags that have decent freebies rather than what the content is lol
 New little stash drawers for all the bits and bobs I have in boxes, the papers are papermania ones I love them and have had my eye on them for a while and they were £1 cheaper than normal at the range so they fell into my basket lol

That's it for now ladies I hope you are all having a lovely sunny shiney day!

Tuesday, 25 August 2009

A surprise Package!

You know what? I am so lucky to have made some very lovely blogging buddies in blog land!  Today I received a surprise package from the lovely Cheryl she makes the most fabulous creations, her work is truly inspiring, if you haven't seen her gorgeous blog already then I demand that you get on over there and have a look NOW hehehe!!!!!!  Here is the link Cheryl's Blog

What was my surprise package well it was all this fabby stuff in this pic including the wonderful connect a tag (not sure what its called so I am calling it that for now hehehe)

Isnt this tag fabulous!!!

Cheryl thank you sooooooo very much!  With out friends like you I wouldnt be able to do as much crafting as I do, you are a star!

A card and Atc

Here are yesterdays creations a card using Paper mania papers, I just love blue its my fav colour!  The image is from a blog candy I won over at Taffy Craftys Creations, I have coloured her with my pro markers.  The ribbon is from my stash as well as the buttons and gems (actually gems are the paper mania ones)  The sentiment is from the freebie sentiments that came with a creativity mag.
I also used the same papers to decorate inside the card and used a oval of plain blue to write a message in.

The second of yesterdays makes was this atc, I used freebie images including the butterflies, I lost the link of the fab site which I got them from if its yours then please let me know!  I found it altered bits and I think the 2 lovers sat together maybe one of Junes freebies over at Art Freebies  The black and white card is from my stash and the thread too.
Phew thats all the makes so far this week, wil hopefully be back with some more!
Have a fab week all!

First of this years Christmas Cards

Finally I have taken pics of this weeks makes so far!  Here is the first!

This is the very first Christmas card I have made this year, I think I am a little behind, so many of you have quite a pile developing, I am terribly unorganised! I wanted to make a chrimbo card that was brighter than the normal Christmas reds, greens and golds, so used some funky christmas papers from a mag I got last year.  The image is from Pink Gem Designs and its brilliant to colour!  I have used some glamour dust on the snow man and falling snow, coloured with Pro markers.  The sentiment reads Christmas Hugs.
So now you have to let me know what you think, your comments are greatly appreciated!  Thanks for popping by!

Monday, 24 August 2009

Quick candy post!!!!

Just a quickie hehehe there is some fab candy over at A load of old Blogocks! Blog that may be of interest to lots of you!  Get on over quick as its only open until the 26th August!!! Whilst you are there have a look at the gorgeous work Caz does! 


PS Just found the camera batteries so will be back tomorrow to show you my creations!!!

I am still here

I have been a bit of a bad blogger this past couple of weeks, I have been spending time doing other things and my hubby has taken a couple of weeks off to spend with us too so I havent really been able to get crafting.

I have however completed 2 atc's for a swap that have been sent, unfotunetly I forgot to take a picture tut tut.
Yesterday I made a christmas card which I will  hopefully pop up later when I find the batteries for the camera.

Last week I ordered creativiny magazine and it arrived the next day as always, cutting edge crafts are brilliant and postage is freeeeeee so I dont need to wait for the Range to stock it, I get it early.  This month it has lots of christmas ideas in and some freebie christmas ribbons.

Please dont forget that there is candy on the sophisticat blog, a brand spangly new challenge blog which is about to launch in september.  Get on over become a follower, Steve has a cryptic quiz at the moment that you can take part in this closes on the 25 august so thats tomorrow!!!   You can find all the picture links in my side bar, also some of the fabulous sponsers of this new blog are listed in the side bar too!

Catch you soon!

Sunday, 16 August 2009

Teen Card

I finally managed to sit down today and have a little tidy of my very messy craft space and have ago at making a card.

I followed the brilliant sketch over at Moving Along With The Times blog, and this is what I came up with. I have used Pro Markers to colour, Image from A friend, Flowers are paper mania, buttons and sentiment from my stash and papers are from the Forever Friends range.

Thanks for taking the time to pop by and have a look at my work I really do appreciate it!

Wednesday, 12 August 2009

Blogger Bother

I am having quite a few blogging problems at the moment one of which is losing all the lovely blogs I follow, so if I haven't been around to comment on your lovely work or to say hi please bear with me as I am totally lost! Apparently this seems to be a widespread problem at the moment and the high powers of blog land are trying to sort it out and have promised it will all return!

Fingers crossed!!!!!

Tuesday, 11 August 2009

Westie Card

I saw this lovely stamp on ebay a few weeks ago, its by Little Claire Designs , if you haven't heard of her you really should pop over to her site and have a look at some of her fab stamps. She does these lovely westie ones but she also does random things like VW camper vans and well things you wouldnt really think of but would find useful for card making.

As I have a westie called Pinky here is a pic of her highness lol

I thought I would have a pop at making a card with a westie that looked like her, so here it is, I am sorry about the quality of the picture its either too bright here or too dark inside I just cant seem to get it right lol.Papers are from a docrafts goody bag I think they were in the dasiy and dandilion collection, cant be sure. The card, woof letters, buttons and ribbon are all from my stash as well as the card. I added touches of colour to her using Ivory pro marker and her coat is coloured using pro markers too. Oh and before I forget I have gone around the words Woof with glamour dust.

I think its the perfect card to say thank you for looking after the westie whilst we go away, just have to go on holiday now hehehe.

As always I love your comments so if you pop by please let me know what you think!

Monday, 10 August 2009

Help Please!

I leave everything to the last minute I know lol Its my sons 4th Birthday this Saturday and he loves Dr Who and I need to make him a card. Does anyone know where to get some freebie papers that would look good or do you have any idea where I can find Dr who goodies that would look great on a card?

Any help is much appreciated!

Thank you!!!

Brand Spanking New Challenge Blog DT Call!!!!!!

Right there ladies and Gents there is a brand new challenge blog coming this way soon!!! Its going to be a great one!

What's it called I hear you say well heres the banner you can click this to see the blog or just click Sophisticat Challenge Blog Yes I know there is nothing on this page yet but you need to pop over to Lisa's blog to find out more details of what to do to become a DT memeber.

Here are a few details for you, Lisa & Steve are currently looking for 4 DT members to join their team , its a team with a difference and Benefits too, it promisies to be a fun challenge blog with a lot more than just craft! Pop over to Allissa's Design to read more details of this fab new blog and what you can do to either enter to be considered for the DT or just how to become a follower, get ready for the challenges to begin!

Wednesday, 5 August 2009

Some Awards

I have been awarded some lovely awards some of which I was given a while back but haven't sorted tut tut!!! I would love all my followers to take one or all of them as there are so many of you who deserve it, the comments & support you give to me and others is what keeps me crafting you are all such wonderful people!

So here we go with the most recent I was given by the lovely sam, of Mays Daze blog I have received one from Spyder of spyders corner another from Lisa of Allissa's design and one from the lovely Lace Ribbons and Blows Blog

The circle of friends award has a rule of stating 5 things that you like to do here we go, and to all those who take awards you must do this too!

1. I like being with my famly family including pets
2. I like blogging which includes meeting you lovely bloggers!
3. I like crafting
4. I like walking my westie, Pinky!
5. I like learning new things!

So there you go please take what you would like and have a fabulous week!

Monday, 3 August 2009

I cant believe it!

I have won June of Junes arty retreat's Blog Candy!!!! I am so thrilled it has lots of fabulous goodies in that I just cant wait to get my hands on! Here is a piccy of the fab candy! When it lands I will show you in more detail. I feel so lucky this week I hope it doesnt end!Have a fabulous week everyone!

Sunday, 2 August 2009

Whoop Whoop!!!

Have you seen my new fabulous banner? Up there saying Dazie Delights! Its fab isn't it!!!! Lisa made me this lovely banner for me and I love it! If you haven't already seen what other banners she has made for fellow bloggers then please take a look at kreative Banners Blog to get an idea and see details of how you can get one of your very own!

Thank you Lisa I absolutlely love it!

Saturday, 1 August 2009

The creations I have made and not shown yet.....

Gosh that was a long title lol. Well I have given it a fair few days and I am bursting to show you what I made for Lisa over at Allissa's Design . I used a fabulous image from the June over at Artfreebies and as soon as I saw her I thought Lisa would love her so I had ago at making my first proper tag. Here she is:I have used some sheer fabric over the main tag and then used some glamour dust over some swirls and dots I created using a glue pen. I also added it too the wings. I added ribbon & gems from my stash and wholla my tag.

Then here are my 2 Atc's I made for a swap on June's forum. The theme was buttons and Bows. I decided to do one bow one and a button one. Silly me was in such a hurry to take a pic I forgot to take them out of their wallets but I think you can still see them!I think this will be my final post for today hehehe! Have a great weekend all!