Thursday, 13 September 2012

Hi Everyone,

Well it's been a while again, but I have been able to continue with my crafting, and have just completed a wedding memory album for my daughter.

I followed kathy orta's design 'A Year in Review' for this album.  I used red card stock for the base pages, and the papermania capsule collection to cover them.  The album cover and the box are made from chipboard.    The flowers on the cover are from WOC. I used a dome to cover the photo and edged it with braid.  I decorated the tags inside using the Martha Stewart heart deep edge punch, and kept this theme throughout.  Not a lot of embellishments inside as I didn't want to detract from the photos.

I really enjoyed making this one and hope you like it.  A more detailed look can be seen on my youtube channel here.


Wednesday, 25 July 2012


Mini Album and Box

Morning everyone,

Well the weather seems to be improving at long last!!
Am finally getting to grips with the new Blogger!!!!.....

I thought I would share with you my latest project.  I've made this chipboard mini album and box for my granddaughter who lives in the States.
I painted the chipboard album pink, before I decided on a box to go with it, and then found it difficult to match  up the pink as i"d mixed it myself....but hey ho, I'm sure she won't 8 I think she will just love having her own album and

I hope you like it...will be posting a more detailed look on my youtube channel when I get the chance....

Hope you have a super crafty day.


 The flower on the front is one of my handmade paper roses
backed with some pretty lace.

The one on the top was a mix of two I saw made on youtube.
Made a frame with nesties to add a pic of Lauren.
Couldn't resist adding the fairy paper to the inside lid.
 The flowers on the album front are from WOC.
 Butterfly made with the Martha Stewart Punch
 Pockets and places for tags.
 mini fairy booklet
Belly band and another double pocket for tags
 Lots more tags and another mini booklet
It opens this way.

Hope you like it!


Wednesday, 11 July 2012

Hi Everyone,

Firstly I must apologise once again for my lack of 'blogging' in the past few months.  It's been a roller coaster of a year for me so far.  My son, who is a soldier in the american military, was based in florida, and after major back surgery became poorly and was in intensive care.  We got a call one day and literally flew out there the next.....thankfully he is now on the mend, so hopefully things may calm down for us for a while now.

I am off to the summer crafting show in doncaster this saturday, and am really looking forward to it.

I have been crafting, but havent put anything on here, but did manage to upload a couple of my mini albums to youtube...I will try and upload them here, but have had problems doing fingers crossed it will work. If not I will try and put a link to them. 

I hope this wet weather improves and hope you are all enjoying  your crafting.....

take care

Here are the links to the two albums I made on youtube.

Saturday, 31 March 2012

Hi again everyone, am back from another long break from blogging....had so much on recently that it's been difficult to get on here, but anyway, here's a short vid on a mini album I have recently finished for my grandaughter.
Hope you like.

Have a great weekend.

Monday, 6 February 2012

A good luck card

Morning everyone.
Well it’s raining here today, but not freezing, and we are sooooo lucky not to have had snow like most other areas.
My card today is a ‘good luck’ card.  I have used Chinese Tilda, coloured with copics. And added some gold glitter to her kimono.
The backing paper is a chinese design altho not really visible, but have punched the edges with a MS border punch and put gold mirri card at the back altho again, doesn’t really show up on the pic. A piece of handmade paper is behind the image which is on a nestie shape.
The doily is a Cheery Lynn design, sophias heart and the flowers were made with another nestie, the floral doily motifs.  I embossed the top and the bottom with some gold embossing powder.  The sentiment means ‘good luck’ and is a clarity stamp.
The pearls and ribbon are from my stash.
happy crafting!!!!

Wednesday, 1 February 2012

So cold here today

I went for a trip to Frodsham today to the Lady Heyes Craft Centre.  Had a lovely day with a friend of mine.  We bought a few goodies and enjoyed a nice lunch out….made a change, sun was shining but was bitterly cold, but nice to get out and about.
Well I’m still playing ‘catchup’ with my cards.  This is another magnolia image which I’ve coloured with copics using darker skin tones.  I then cut her out and used the doily from 'poppys cabin' as her background.
The papers are from MCS, which I printed out from the pc. Flowers were made using a paper shapers daisy punch.  The ribbon and lace are from a local shop.
The greeting is from LOTV and the pearls are from my stash.
Happy Crafting!!!
new card
Am entering this card into the challenge It's all about girls  over at Kaboodle Doodles.

Monday, 30 January 2012

Feeling Better!!

Hi everyone,
Well I’ve been ‘out of action’ for a couple of weeks with a back problem.  So frustrating when you want to do so much and can’t move!!  Anyway, am feeling much better now and happy that I can craft again and can visit all your lovely blogs. I am a little behind with my projects for this month so have some 'catching up' to do.
This card is for my daughters anniversary which is on valentines day.  I have used a magnolia stamp,(she loves these images)... coloured with copics.  The background papers I've had for a while....not sure where from  and I have used my nesties for the mats and and the borders.
Sentiment was done on  the pc and the flowers are from WOC.
Happy Crafting!
I am entering this card into the following challenges....
 crafty pad challeng...'show some love/valentine/anniversary.
Valentines and hearts at the magnolia blogspot

Monday, 16 January 2012

Hi Everyone,
Well, my sister went back home to Sheffield yesterday. It was lovely to have her here for the week, which included my grandsons 21st birthday.  He is now back at Catterick, and off to Kenya this weekend for heat training, before his next tour of Afghanistan.  Such a worry!
I was back in my craft room this morning, finishing off another memory box for a friends birthday, and made this card.
Another digital image from Saturated Canary. Gypsy Dancer.
I have coloured her with copics.  The patchwork paper I printed from my computer. The polka dot paper was a freebie, and I used a MS patp for the lace edges.  Made the flower with some of the backing paper to coordinate, and added some lace and ribbon and a button to finish..
Happy Crafting!!

Have entered this card into the challenge  'spot/stripes' SimonSaysStamp

Tuesday, 10 January 2012

Hi All

It's my sisters birthday today, and she is here for the week visiting from Sheffield, so prob wont get on each day as we have girly plans!!
Two cards today, the first is using a digital image from pollycraft 'Im not tired'. I coloured him with promarkers, (rediscovered how good they are), and the papers are printed from the pc. Added some buttons and a K & Co flower.

My second card is another Saturated Canary image 'whipsy fairy'.  I'm in love with all Kristas images.
Again coloured with promarkers.  Some backing papers I printed from the pc, the lilac ones are from a Crafts-too pack.
Pearls and ribbon from my stash and the flower made up from prima flowers.
The sentiment was a freebie with a craft mag.

Have a super week everyone!!

Wednesday, 4 January 2012

Happy Wednesday

My new spectrum noir pens have just arrived and I only ordered them yesterday! So can't wait to have a play with them, but first....

My card for today is an 8 x 8 and is using my first Saturated Canary image.  Krista is so talented!
Anyway, again I used a nestie for the image and coloured with Copics.  The background papers I printed on the pc.  The rosette was made with a tim holtz die and the sentiment is a LOTV stamp.
The buttons are from my stash and I coloured the twine with my copics to match the image.
I have another digi image from SC ...prob the first of many as I love them, so am off to play with my new pens.  I hope you all have a lovely crafty wednesday!!

Am entering this into the simonsaystampchallenge Anything New (new digi stamp)

Tuesday, 3 January 2012

Morning Crafters.

My card today is for my sisters birthday.
The image is 'alison the witch' another digital image from tiddlyinks.
Again I have used copics, but have just ordered the spectrum noir pens so am going to give them a try when they arrive.
I have used nesties for the image, and also for the corners.... and the backing papers were printed from the MCS range on the pc. I also printed out the greeting on the pc.
Flowers from WOC, and the ribbon and pearls are from my stash.
Happy Crafting!!!
Am entering this in 'use a digi' over at

Monday, 2 January 2012

Good Morning Everyone.

My card today is Fairy Fae from Tiddlyinks.
Am loving these images.
I have coloured her using copics, adding some sparkle to her wings.
Again, using a nestie for the image and I used a martha stewart corner punch on the mats.
I added a couple of heart doillies and the flowers are from WOC.
The butterfly paper I had in my stash..not sure where from!
Puched out the butterfly from glitter card using MS monach butterfly punch.
Little gems from my stash.
Hope you all have a crafty day!!

Have entered this into 'doilies make the world go around' over at

Sunday, 1 January 2012


Happy New Year Bloggers!!!

Wishing each and everyone of you a happy and healthy 2012.

My first post of this New Year is a card made for an elderly lady's 90th birthday.
The papers are 'prima botanical'.
The image is sugar nellie 'winifred'.  I love these images, as they have a nostalgic theme for me.
Coloured with copics. Nesties used for the image with distress inks around the edges. Martha Stewart edge punch used and WOC flowers.

Lots of birthdays for me in January, so will be kept very busy!!..loving it!
x x x