Thursday, 18 August 2016

MAWTT - Clean and Simple

 Hello... Good Morning! it's time for Team B's challenge over at


I am hosting this week and have chosen the theme of...

   Clean and Simple   

I tried to keep things simple on this card. I left some 'white space' for the eye to rest, but it looked a bit cold and clinical, so added some embossing to add interest.. but not sure whether that was the right way to go, looking at it now! Looks a bit overload... Sigh! too late now! didn't have time to do another one... I've used the enamel dots to finish off and balance out the card. 


I hope you can pop over to our main site at MAWTT and see the rest of the Team's gorgeous Clean and Simple creations!! I hope you can join us for this fortnight's challenge!
Closing date is 6pm Wednesday 31st August 2016

Sorry, it's been a while since I last posted. To be honest I've not felt much like crafting or blogging. Mum is continually getting her allergies bad, where her tongue and lips swell. My spine pain has gone worse... the pain at top of my spine is now nearly as bad as it is in lower. Feel like my whole spine is falling apart. My discs are like falling dominos! :-(

I've been reading books and magazines on my kindle though, and have also got back into my genealogy. I've just sent off a DNA sample to Ancestry UK. Can't wait for the results. I'm wondering if I might be related to Richard III !!! ;-) ROFL.

I can't wait for Autumn... all those fab programmes coming up soon... Bake Off, Strictly, Cold Feet... and Poldark!!! be still my beating heart... I really hope he will be doing some threshing in the fields again! :-D
Thanks for all your lovely comments, I really do appreciate them!
Love and hugs

Thursday, 21 July 2016

MAWTT - Monsters and/or Aliens

 Hello... Good Morning! it's the turn of Team B at


and our lovely Tanja has chosen a theme of

  Monsters and/or Aliens  
Whether they be cute or scary... we would like your creation to have some! :-)

I've used a very cute Bugaboo Stamp... I've paper pieced a couple of the monsters and balloons... then coloured the rest with Chameleon Pens.... I really enjoyed making this card.

I hope you can pop over to our main site at MAWTT and see the rest of the Team's wonderful Monster/Alien creations, and join us for this fun challenge!
Closing date is 6pm Wednesday 3rd August 2016
Three entries per person, but please no backlinking. 

Thanks for all your lovely comments, I really do appreciate them!
Hope to catch up with you all soon! 
Love and hugs

Thursday, 14 July 2016

Sunburst Sunshine!

Sorry it's been a while since I last posted.... home life seems very busy... and when I do get a bit of spare time, often I feel really tired....so end up reading and then usually fall asleep!

I had a couple of days last week when I felt bit brighter, but the weather was really dull, so thought I'd create my own sunshine with a couple of Sunburst Cards! :-D

My lovely blogging friend and Teamie Christine recently made a beautiful card here
So I took inspiration and thought I would have a go at making one... or two even...


Gorgeous Papers: Basic Grey - Picadilly
Sentiment: Freebie with magazine
Flowers: Bo Bunny


Isn't it strange how you can only see mistakes once your cards are photographed and uploaded! ;-/ 
I love the contrast of colours between the card and patterned paper on the second card... but I realise now that it was a huge mistake to use  a paper pattern with lines on! they fight against the sunburst pattern.  Gonna have another go at one of these with Christmas Papers...will make the strips a bit wider next time.

My daughter has just got back from beautiful Crete... think she brought some sunshine back with her as it's been a lovely day here today! :-)
Mum and I went round to see her flat the other weekend. It's a really nice apartment.. very light and airy. She made us both a lovely lunch and tea and jam scones for dessert! Yum Yum. 

Thanks for all your comments... I really do appreciate them!
Love and Hugs 

Thursday, 23 June 2016

MAWTT - New Baby

 Hello... Good Morning! I'm pleased to be back once again with Team B at


and Beckie has chosen the lovely theme of 

  New Baby  

remember... it doesn't have to be a card... as long as your creation is for new baby! 

 I've made a Pop Up Card for New Baby... created with Nitwit Collections - Stuffed With Love Kit.

These kits are really great for making Pop Up Cards as you can resize everything to fit... and everything matches.


Nitwit Collections - FQB Stuffed With Love Collection
Nitwit Collections - Lil Bits Stuffed With Love (Sentiments)


Front

Close-up of the Pop Ups

Back with Label to write a message...

(Front label for baby's name, birthdate, weight)

Side Panels - Decoration

I love making Pop Up Cards but hate photographing them... they are such a pain to get right! you end up with some very strange angles.... I went all around the house taking photos in every kind of light possible.... still not completely happy but gave up in the end! Lol.

I hope you can pop over to our main site at MAWTT and see the rest of the Team's 'new baby' creations!! You can enter up to three times but please no back-linking. 
Closing date of this challenge is 6pm Wednesday 6th July 2016.

I have quite a few friends who are unwell or going through difficult times at the moment... so I'm sending extra huge hugs to you all.
Thanks for all your lovely comments, I really do appreciate them.
Not long until the weekend. All being well, I'm hoping to visit my daughter in her new flat. Although she moved into it a while back, she's only just got everything sorted how she wants it. So I'm really excited and looking forward to seeing her new place! :-)
Take Care
Love and hugs

Sunday, 19 June 2016

Squirrel's Engagement

I found this card in a folder ..... must have forgotten to post it...

my daughter asked me to make an engagement card for her friend last September. She said her friend loves squirrels and so I said yes, I could work with that... a squirrel engagement card?

Anyway, after lots of searching I finally found a squirrel image that I liked on sliekje digi stamps.  A very talented lady named Angelique draws and paints and shares her delightful images. So thank you Angelique for the beautiful squirrel image! 

As it's an engagement card.... I used the image twice... flipping one of them. I cut away the acorn on one of them and added an engagement ring with little gem. I think Mrs Squirrel might have to wear this ring as a bracelet though? Lol. This was such a joy to colour. I've kept things very simple. Just added an embossed border and a computer generated sentiment. Looking at it now... wish that I'd drawn in a border on inside of the embossing... think it would have finished it off nicely! 





Well the weather here is a bit Autumny today! pouring down at the moment! I'm gonna have to go and put the top light on as I'm sat here in the dark!! Mum and I got caught in a big storm last Thursday. We had just stepped out of the doctors and it's only a short walk to the chemist.. but it waited for the moment we stepped out!! why does it do that!! good job we both had our raincoats on!

Hope it brightens up for Wimbledon! 
Enjoy the rest of your Sunday
Love and hugs

Thursday, 2 June 2016

Flaming June ... Strawberries .... Wimbledon ....

I bought some new digital images recently from StarStampz on Etsy. My friend sent me a gorgeous Birthday Card with one of their stamps on, so I went over to buy the image and ended up buying a couple more... love this Strawberry image! :-))


Papers and Elements:  Raspberry Road Summer Goodness
Except for paper behind image... which was a freebie with Design House Digital and is by Sara Schmutz - Strawberry Patch
The Blackboard is from Raspberry Road Summer Goodness Element Set... original says FRESH STRAWBERRIES 25 Quart.... but I've added Happy Birthday and xxx on the board just for this one off card.... but all design credit goes to Raspberry Road Designs.

I can't believe it's June!! don't know about you... but June always makes me think of Strawberries and Wimbledon! :-D

I had a fall last night... really don't know how I did it but when I got up to go to loo... somehow lost my balance and instinctively grabbed my tower fan which was nearby and we both went down together into the hearth!! :-O
Ouch!! and what a crash! I'm okay but it shook me up - my leg is very bruised and sore... it has made my spine pain worse too. So I'm resting up today. Gonna watch some catch up tv later.
Take Care
Love and Hugs