Friday, 18 August 2017

Heritage Christmas

Hi Folks, Multiple uploaded of quick Christmas cards.  I haven't been able to make some of my 8 x 8 Sparkly cards this year.  I know I have lots more time but I can't see me having the time to do them.  These are the smallest cards that I have made in years.  Tony always loved me to make large cards.

A6 Cards

Products Used 

Dp: - Merry Little Christmas - First Edition
Heritage Christmas - Thick Stickers ( I had to use Pinflair glue as they didn't feel that sticky and also some of the papers are glittered)

Tuesday, 15 August 2017

Sparkles Monthly Challenges - Challenge#95 DT Card

Morning peeps.  Welcome to our new Challenge for SPARKLES MONTHLY CHALLENGES.  Our theme this month is:- BIRTHDAY

My 6 x 6 DT Card

Products Used

Topper from L.O.T.V. - I found it loose in my box.  Not sure which Art Pad it came from.
Die:- Fleur de Lis  Squares - S4-318 - Spellbinders
Bp:- L.O.T.V. and Nit wit Collections free from a magazine.
Pearls and Sentiment are from my stash.

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

12 Challenges Entered


Friday, 11 August 2017


Afternoon peeps.  Gorgeous sunny day here so far.  I am not counting my chickens yet though, it could alter.  My card today is another quick one.

A5 Landscape Card Standing 

Laying Down

Products Used

3D Embossing Folders - Silent Night Crafter's Companion
Sentiment Stamp from Crafter's  Companion
Card Stock and Ribbon from my stash in a different colourway to the last time I used the embossing Folder

Wednesday, 9 August 2017

Women's Hat 4

Morning peeps.  Well I hope your weather is better than ours?  I am really feed up with the dark pouring of rain days.  It is August for goodness sake.  Will we have our Summer in the Winter?
Enough of the moaning, it isn't going to alter things.  Right don't faint I am here to post a card!!!

My 7 x 7 Card

Products Used

Image:- Women's Hat 4 - Nicrane
Kraft Card Blank - Anna Marie Design
Dp:- Heartfelt - Lili of the Valley & Raspberry Road Designs
Kiwi Vellum - Anna Marie Designs
Old Paper D.I. - Tim Holtz
Die:- Timeless Rectangles - S5-158 - Spellbinders
Crochet Flower & Leaves - Petaloo
Vintage Lace - Marianne Designs
Pearls from my stash


Saturday, 22 July 2017

Sparkling Snowflake

Afternoon peeps.  I will make my excuses before I show my card.  It is pouring of rain here and so dark.  I have tried loads of times to get a better photo but have had to give up.

My A5 Portrait Card

Products Used

3D Embossing Folder - Sparkling Snowflakes - Crafter's  Companion
Die:- Scalloped Tag - S3-031 - Spellbinder's
Sentiment :- A set of  eight sentiments - Winter Joy - Crafter's Companion
Tumbled Glass D.I. - Tim Holtz
Gems - Card Stock and Ribbon from my stash

Thank you for looking.

12 Challenges Entered


Friday, 21 July 2017

Another Quick Creation

Afternoon peeps.  Another quick creation today.  I think I will have to send quite a few bought cards from now on as I don't make many these days.  I never thought I would see the day when I would say that.

My 6 x 6 Card

Products Used

Image:- Winter Wonderland Set18 Art Pad L.O.T.V.
Dies:- Grand Ovals - LF-110
Grand Scalloped Ovals - LF-111 - Spellbinders
Bp:- Woodland Wishes - L.O.T.V. and Nitwit Collections
Poinsettias - W.O.C.
Frosted Lace Stickles
Snowflakes are the waste from a Martha Stewart Corner Punch


Saturday, 15 July 2017

Sparkles Monthly Challenges - Challenge # 94 DT Card

Morning peeps.  It is time once again for another Challenge to start over at SPARKLES MONTHLY CHALLENGES.  Our theme this month is:-  THINKING OF YOU/SYMPATHY CARD.  It is my choice this month.

My 6 x 6 DT Card

Products Used

Image:- English Charm Set 24 Art Pad - L.O.T.V.
Die:- Lattice Rectangles - S4-319 - Spellbinders
Punch:- Small Round Corner - X-Cut
Sentiment:- Becky's Place
Embossing Folder - Embossalicious


Friday, 14 July 2017

On the Farm

Morning peeps.  Another day where the weather isn't sure what it is going to do!
My card today is another quickie I am afraid.

My A5 Scalloped Edge Card

Products Used

Simply Print Image:- On the Farm - L.O.T.V.
Dp:- Up. Up & Away - Lili of the Valley & Nitwit Collections
Three different small Butterfly punches
Digi Sentiment from Crafty Ann's
Scalloped A5 Card from my stash.


Thursday, 13 July 2017

Ruby's 3rd Birthday

Good Afternoon peeps. Weather not sure what to do here in Hertfordshire today.  Hope it is more settled where you are?
My card today is for a little girl that comes to our Salvation Army church of a Sunday and also comes on a Tuesday to our Parent & Toddlers.  She will be 3 on Sunday.

My 6 x 6 Card

Products Used

Simply Print Image :-  Bedtime Stories - L.O.T.V.
Dp:- Bonnets & Bowties -  Lili of the Valley & Nitwit Collections
Card Stock and Peel Offs are from my stash


Tuesday, 11 July 2017

Cute Ted

Afternoon Folks.  Trying to rain here at the moment, which I suppose makes a change as they have kept saying it is going to but nothing happens.

My Card today is a cutie image.  I have made it to give to the Salvation Army for their sales.  It might be good for when the Parent & Toddlers group are running.  Only a quick make.

A5 Cute Ted

Products Used
Cute Stamp borrowed from my friend at Salvation Army Craft Club
Dies: Grand Circles - LF-114
Grand Scalloped Circles - LF-124 - Spellbinders
Punch:- Heart Corner - X-Cut
Stickers and Card Stock are from my stash.


Saturday, 8 July 2017

Beautiful You

Afternoon Peeps.  I am posting three cards that were partly done at my Salvation Army Craft club and then finished off at home.

6 x 6 Card 1

Beautiful You Stamp set - Stampin' Up (Mine)
Mediterranean Moments stamp set - Stampin' Up (Borrowed from my friend)
Stamped with Memento - Potters Clay
Embossalicious Folder
Ribbon Flower - Mei Flower
Ribbon and Card stock are from my stash.
Lady stamped first, masked then Mediterranean scene stamped.
Sentiment from Crafty Ann's 

6 x 6 Card 2

Beautiful You Stamp set - Stampin' Up (Mine)
Mediterranean Moments stamp set - Stampin' Up (Borrowed from my friend)
Stamped with Memento - Tuxedo Black
Embossalicious Folder
Card stock from my stash
Lady stamped first, masked then Mediterranean scene stamped.
Sentiment from Crafty Ann's

6 x 6 Card 3

Beautiful You Stamp set - Stampin' Up (Mine)
Mediterranean Moments stamp set - Stampin' Up (Borrowed from my friend)
Stamped with Memento - Desert Sand
Embossalicious Folder
Flowers from Prima item# 556839 - Miss Godivas Carmel
Leaves#1 Die - Little Claire Designs
Card stock from my stash
Lady stamped first, masked then Mediterranean scene stamped.
Sentiment from Crafty Ann's


Friday, 30 June 2017

Bad Day at Golf

Afternoon folks.  Hope the weather is kind to you were you are?
This afternoon I am blogging the first of two cards that I started last week at Salvation Army Craft Club.  I finished them off this week partly at the Club and the rest at home.  We do do a lot of chatting!!!
This poor chap looks like he has had a bad day at the Golf Club

A5 Portrait 

Products Used

Image: Wooden Mounted Stamp - Sorry no make on it - ASR678G
Dp:- Complete Boy Pad - item# TBB001 - My Mind's Eye
Stick On's - Express Yourself DIY - DIY159
Embossing Folder:- Embossalicious.
Cardstock from my stash.


Sunday, 25 June 2017

God Bless Tony

I have set this posting for the precise time he died 

It is a year today that I lost the love of my life.
I hope the Lord is looking after you my Darling and you are now free from pain.
Rest in Peace Sweetheart.

All My Love Always

Friday, 16 June 2017

Blue Lady


Afternoon peeps.  Made this at my Salvation Army Craft Club Wednesday night but haven't had time
 to post it.

My A5  Scalloped  Vintage Card

Products Used

Image:- Blue Lady - Back Porch Graphics
Dp:- Your Life Beautiful - item no - US1706D - Webster's Pages
Dies:- Radiant Rectangles - S5-161 Spellbinder's
Pippi Butterfly - 98508
Isabella Butterfly - 98507 - Memory Box
Distress Tool and Old Paper Distress Ink - Tim Holtz
Shabby Ribbon and Card Stock from my stash

Thank you for looking.


Thursday, 15 June 2017

Sparkles Monthly Challenges - Challenge#93 DT Card

This is a scheduled post from before my Operation.

Morning peeps. Half the year gone already.  It is time once again for a super Challenge to start over at SPARKLES MONTHLY CHALLENGES.  Our theme this month is:-

My A5 Portrait DT card

Products Used

Digi Image from Colouring for Adults.
Antique Linen D,I,
Sakura Glitter Pens
Sentiment Stamp from Unity Stamps
Embossing Folder from Embossalicious
Dies:- Romantic Rectangles - S 5-090 - Spellbinders
Isabella Butterfly - 98507
Pippa Butterfly - 98508 - Memory Box



Thursday, 8 June 2017

Computer Problems.

Hi peeps.  I am having so computer problems at the moment so if I go off line for awhile you will no why.  It is a bit of a hit and miss when I can get into things.   hope it is sorted soon.

Saturday, 3 June 2017

Cocoa Warms the Heart

Afternoon peeps.  My card today will cool you down if you are feeling a little hot.

  I am sorry I am not about a lot but I have made the decision to train to be a Soldier in the Salvation Army.  I have been contemplating it for a number of years and have now took the bull by the horns and I am doing it.  The training is taking up a lot of my time.  I will be busy once I have trained with the army so will not get to craft as much as I use too.

My A5 Card

Products Used
Coloured Digi Image :- Jenn 'n' Friends - Imagine That ( Also Cocoa Sentiment)
Dies:- Diagonal In and Out Stitched Rectangles - Die-namics MFT
Precious Mittens - 98663  Memory Box
Wellington Boots - SD184 - Signature Dies - Joanna Sheen
Dp:- Let it Snow -  From Pad - 6011/0708 - Joy Crafts
Snow Flake Cluster - Chloe's Stamps
Ribbon is from my stash - Dies - Ribbon and Sparkly Things  FT