Monday, 29 August 2016

Dream Valley Challenges - Ch#139 DT Card

Morning peeps.  Very dull and overcast here today but yet another scheduled way in advance posting.  It is time once again for another super Challenge to start over on DREAM VALLEY CHALLENGES  Our theme this fortnight is :- MONOCHROME.

We have two sponsor's:-

My A5 Portrait DT Card

Products Used

Digi Image:- Gardening Gus - Dr Digi
Dp:- Complete Boy Pad - Item TBB001 - My Mind's Eye
Dies:- His DIY/Gardening Embellishments -  ACD209 - Tattered Lace
Diagonal In and Out Stitched Rectangles - Die-namics - MFT
Garden Twine from my stash
Sentiment Computer Generated.

Thank you for looking and do have fun playing the Challenge.

10 Challenges Entered


Tuesday, 23 August 2016


Hi Folks.  I am trying to get some Christmas cards made for the sake of Tony as he adored Christmas. I am trying to take little steps back into crafting.
  The cards you see for two of DT teams I have scheduled up to November in most cases.  I know I owe some of you emails and I promise I will try to answer when I can.

To make things worse my Coral Paintshop Pro has stopped working all of a sudden. I still can't take a good photo even though Tony tried to teach me bless him.

My A5 Portrait Card

Products Used

Dp:- Woodland Wishes - Nit Wit Collections and Lili of the Valley
Stamp:- Noel - Lili of the Valley
Dies:- Diagonal in and out Stitched Rectangles - Die-namics - MFT
Glowing Candles - 98661 - Memory Box
Poinsettia - LR0142 - Marianne Designs


Monday, 15 August 2016

Dream Valley Challenges Ch#138 DT card

Morning peeps.  The weather is a bit grim here today but as always it is a scheduled post.  Only 13 days this time though.  It is time once again for another super Challenge to start over at 
 DREAM VALLEY CHALLENGES.  Our theme this fortnight is PRETTY IN PINK.

Our Sponsor is:-

My DT Project

Products Used

Digi Image :- Fairy Flowers - All Dressed Up
Graph'it Markers
Sakuara Glitter Pens
Dies:- Grand Scalloped Circles - LF-249
Standard Circles Large - S4-114 - Spellbinders
Isabella Butterfly - 98507 
Pippa Butterfly - 98508 - Memory Box
Book from Tescos

Thank you for looking.


Sparkles Monthly Challenges Ch#83 DT Card

Morning peeps.  It is time once again for another super Challenge to start over at 
SPARKLES MONTHLY CHALLENGES.  Our theme this month is:- 
Please check the Challenge Blog for the Sponsor.

My A4 Landscape DT Card

Products Used
Card stock :- A3 Double Sided Centura Pearl - Downton Abbey - Classic Collection - Crafter's Companion.
Dies:- A2 - Locking Loops - S5-175 - Spellbinders
Monumental Special - Tattered Lace
Leaves#1 - Little Claire Designs
Isabella Butterfly - 98507
Pippa Butterfly - 98508 - Memory Box
Digi Image - Cathy and Beth Merge - Mo's Digital Pencil
Graph'it Markers
Flowers - Small - I Am Roses - Large - The Works
Pearl Brads/Other Pearls and Lace are from my stash


Sunday, 14 August 2016

Simple Christmas Card Two

The second of my simple Christmas cards today.

Products Used

Dp:- It's Christmas Time - Maja Designs
Stamp:- Santa's Sleigh- JUL015 - Stamps by Chloe
Sparkling Poinsettia - WS139R Embossing Powder - Wow
Gold Promarker
Dies:- Star of Wonder - 98167 - Memory Box
Glitter card from my stash.


Simple Christmas Card Number One

Hi Folks.  I am so behind making my Christmas cards this year for obvious reasons.  I thought I had better making a couple of really simple ones.  They are simple but took me ages to make as my heart really wasn't in it.  Tony loved Christmas and the decs had to go up on the 1st December.

Chistmas Card One

Sorry about bad photo.  Still learning and I have managed to turn something on, on my iPad camera.  Not sure what it is or how I turned it on or how to turn it off.  Lol!!!

Products Used

Dp:- It's Christmas Time - Maja Designs
Stamped image and sentiment - Santa - JUL014 - Stamps by Chloe.
Stamp pad - Versafine Vintage Sepia
85 Crystal Glitter - Art Institute Glitter
Platinum Stickles

Thank you for looking.

3 Challenges Entered


Wednesday, 10 August 2016

Open-Minded Crafting Fun Challenge - Ch#8 DT Card

Hi Folks.  Another month disappeared from underneath our feet.  Where are the month's going?  It is time once again for another super Challenge to start over at
OPEN-MINDED CRAFTING FUN CHALLENGE.  Our theme this month is:-
Back to School/Reading.

We have three Sponsor's this month:-

Patties Creations
The Art of Nikki Burnette

Yam Puffs Lineart

My A4 Portrait DT Card

Products Used
Card Stock - A3 Double-Sided Centura Pearl - Downton Abbey - Above Stairs Collection - Crafter's Companion.
Dies:- Large Labels - LF-168 - Spellbinders
 Congratulations - 1085E - Tonic Studios
Corner Bow - 98371 - Memory Box
Pearl Hearts - Mei Flower
Flowers from :- I am Roses and Wild Orchid Crafts
Rose Lace from my Stash


Saturday, 6 August 2016

My most important project I have ever made

Hi Folks, it has been and still is very sunny and hot here today.  All is suppose to go down hill tomorrow.

My project today is the most important one to me that have  ever made in my life.  I can't say it is the best one, because it isn't.

I made this the week of my darling Tony's funeral.  I am in tears typing this.  It was the most important project I have ever undertaking.  I was in tears doing it as it didn't seem to be going right and I wanted it too be so special.  I have never done anything like this before and it was only because my Step-Daughter sat beside me telling me to get on with it and it will be okay that I continued doing it.  It is of course our two initials.   It is on the fire hearth where I can see it.

My Most Important Project

Products Used

Alphabet Shapes - Papermania - Do Crafts
Patch Sheets - Bare Basics - Perfect Partner - Papermania - Do Crafts
Decoupage Glue - Ocaldo
Decoupage Varnish - Ocaldo


Monday, 1 August 2016

Dream Valley Challenges - Ch#137 DT Card

Hi Folks.  Thank you for all your support over the past twelve months and especially the past 5 weeks. Although my cards have been popping up as they have been scheduled well in advance I haven't been here in person. Thank you to those of you that have still popped by to comment on them. I now have to tackle my own health issues that have been brushed aside and ignored because my darling Tony was uppermost in my mind.  I hope to be able to now be back here with you all.

It is time once again for another super Challenge to start over on DREAM VALLEY CHALLENGES,
Our theme is BUTTONS AND BOWS.

Our sponsor is :- ROBYNS FETISH

My 6 x 6 Scalloped DT Card

Products Used

Dp:- Bonnets and Bowties - Lili of the Valley and Nit Wit Collections
Die:- Ornate Rectangle Frame - Downton Abbey - Crafter's Companion.
Ribbon from The Ribbon Box
Button from my stash.