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
Cathy
xxxx

Friday, 16 June 2017

Blue Lady

FOR MY THIS MONTH'S SPARKLES MONTHLY CHALLENGES CARD PLEASE CLICK ON THE LINK

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.

Hugs



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:-
EMBOSSING(HEAT OR DRY)

My A5 Portrait DT card


Products Used

Digi Image from Colouring for Adults.
Promarkers
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

ANOTHER SAD MONTH FOR ME.  MY DARLING DIED A YEAR AGO ON THE 25TH OF THIS MONTH.  HE WAS TOOK INTO THE HOSPICE TODAY THIS TIME LAST YEAR.

Hugs

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.
Hugs
Cathy
xxxx


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

http://abitmoretimetocraft.blogspot.co.uk/2017/06/a-bit-more-time-to-craft-challenge-45.html
http://allsortschallenge.blogspot.co.uk/2017/06/week-418-christmas-in-june.html
https://classicdesignteamchallenge.blogspot.co.uk/2017/06/1st-june-2017-classic-design-team-open.html
http://craftyhazelnutschristmaschallenge.blogspot.co.uk/2017/06/chnc-challenge-336.html
http://craftyhazelnutschristmaschallenge2.blogspot.co.uk/2017/06/chnc-challenge-extra-for-june-2017.html
http://craftyhazelnutspatternedpaper.blogspot.co.uk/2017/06/craftyhazelnuts-patterned-paper-june.html
http://cinspirations.blogspot.co.uk/2017/05/challenge-276-your-favourite-things.html - Dies - Ribbon and Sparkly Things
http://creativeladybirdscreations.blogspot.co.uk/2017/06/challenge-27.html
https://imaginethatdigistamp.blogspot.com/2017/06/creative-link-up-for-june-anything.html
http://inspirationdestinationchallengeblog.blogspot.co.uk/2017/05/anything-goes-challenge-129-optional.html
http://12monthsofchristmaslinkup.blogspot.co.uk/2017/06/challenge-30-optional-themefur-fluff.html  FT 
http://desiref.blogspot.co.uk/2017/06/atg-with-create-with-tlc-challenge-no11.html
Hugs

Sunday, 21 May 2017

London Landscape

Hi folks on this Sunny Sunday afternoon.  Shh I had better say that quietly otherwise it will rain again!!!

Another posting from today.  Not sure if you will see me next week as I am meant to be having the apartment decorated, that's if they turn up this time!!!  I am not sure if I will be able to get into anywhere.  The furniture and ornaments will probably be piled up everywhere in my way.  That and I will be quite busy, I seem to have a lot on next week.  At least I will be out of their way.

My 7 x 7 Card


Products Used

Dies:- London Landscape - SD535 - Signature Dies - Joanna Sheen
Fish Tail Flags Stax & Fish Tail Layers Stax - Die-namics MFT
Sentiment 9 Die Set - SDD105 - Sweet Dixie
Grand Scalloped Circles - LF-124 & Grand Circles - LF-114 - Spell Binders
Card Candy - Craftwork Cards
Embossing Folder & Card Stock from my stash

Hugs


Friday, 19 May 2017

Lion Panel

Afternoon peeps.  This posting is actually live.  I have felt well enough and also had the time to craft today.

My A5  Landscape + Added Bit Card




Products Used

Dies:-Lion Panel - SD519
Safari Landscape - SD525 - Signature Dies - Joanna Sheen
Scattered Straw - D.I. Tim Holtz
Card Candy - Craftwork Cards
Cardstock and sentiment from my stash.

http://cardsgalorechallenges.blogspot.co.uk/2017/05/happy-may-bank-holiday.html
http://craftycatzweeklychallenge.blogspot.co.uk/2017/05/crafty-catz-challenge-371-anything-goes.html
http://creativefingerschallengeblog.blogspot.co.uk/2017/05/challenge-130-and-winners-128.html
http://creativeladybirdscreations.blogspot.co.uk/2017/05/challenge-26.html
http://deepoceanchallengeblog.blogspot.co.uk/2017/05/challenge-155-our-furry-feathered.html
http://inspirationdestinationchallengeblog.blogspot.co.uk/2017/05/128-TPND.html
http://ribbongirls.blogspot.co.uk/2017/05/the-ribbon-girl-may-card-challenge.html
http://ttcrd.blogspot.co.uk/2017/05/ttcrd-challenge-may-16.html
http://worldwideopendesignteamchallenge.blogspot.co.uk/2017/05/15th-may-2017-world-wide-open-design.html

TOP 3 OVER AT THROUGH THE CRAFTROOM DOOR

Hugs

Monday, 15 May 2017

Sparkles Monthly Challenges - Ch#92 DT Card

This is a scheduled post before my operation.

Morning peeps.  It is time once again for another super Challenge to start over at
  SPARKLES MONTHLY CHALLENGES  Our theme this month is 4(or more) Legs.

My 6 x 6 Easel DT Card


Products Used

Digi Image:- Bo and Tulips - Mo's Digital Pencil
Promarkers
Dp:- Bo Ho Chic - First Edition
Vases from:- The Card Collection
The frame and other embellishments are from my stash.

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

14 Challenges Entered

http://avenue613.blogspot.co.uk/2017/05/challenge-197-anything-goes-optional.html
http://abitmoretimetocraft.blogspot.co.uk/2017/05/a-bit-more-time-to-craft-challenge-44.html
http://pinkgemchallengeblog.blogspot.co.uk/2017/05/challenge-194-spring-fever.html
http://cardsundmore-challengeblog.blogspot.co.uk/2017/05/challenge-184-frauenkarte-cards-for.html
http://cardsgalorechallenges.blogspot.co.uk/2017/05/happy-may-bank-holiday.html
http://craftyhazelnutspatternedpaper.blogspot.co.uk/2017/05/craftyhazelnuts-patterned-paper-may.html
http://creativefingerschallengeblog.blogspot.co.uk/2017/05/challenge-130-and-winners-128.html
http://creativeladybirdscreations.blogspot.co.uk/2017/05/challenge-26.html
http://glitternsparklechallengeblog.blogspot.co.uk/2017/05/challenge-239.html
http://inspirationdestinationchallengeblog.blogspot.co.uk/2017/05/anything-goes-challenge-no-127-optional.html
http://qkrstampede.blogspot.co.uk/2017/05/qkr-stampede-challenge-243-graduation.html
http://ribbongirls.blogspot.co.uk/2017/05/the-ribbon-girl-may-card-challenge.html
http://ttcrd.blogspot.co.uk/2017/05/ttcrd-challenge-may-16.html
http://worldwideopendesignteamchallenge.blogspot.co.uk/2017/05/15th-may-2017-world-wide-open-design.html

ONE OF THE WINNER'S OVER ON A BIT MORE TIME TO CRAFT

Hugs



Tuesday, 18 April 2017

Away in Hospital

If all has gone well and I haven't had a phone call from the hospital cancelling my operation, I am on the way to the hospital.  I have had to get up at 5 am even though I am on the afternoon operation list as I wasn't allowed to eat after that time.  It was stressed I did have to eat and drink then though.  I don't know how long I will be in but will not be able to do much when I come out.  This is the first of maybe three ops that I need.  I am hoping I don't need one of them.  I was aware I had problems but couldn't go anywhere about it as I knew I couldn't leave Tony on his own.  Even leaving him to pop over to the road to the shops was a problem.

I hope to be able to at least comment on your lovely creations soon even if I can't do much else.

This has been a bad couple of days for me.  Easter Sunday 16th was Tony's birthday - 17th a year ago the medical team forced me to tell him he was dying - today 18th is my operation and 20th would have been our Wedding Anniversary.

Hugs


Saturday, 15 April 2017

Sparkles Monthly Challenges - Challenge#91 DT card

Morning peeps.  Time for another super Challenge to start over at 
SPARKLES MONTHLY CHALLENGES.  Our theme this month is USE YOUR FAVOURITE COLOUR COMBINATION.

My 7 x 7 DT Card


Products Used

7 x 7 Card base - Anna Marie Designs
Bronze Shimmer Card - Limetree Crafts
Dp:- Up, Up and Away - Lili of the Valley and Nit Wit Collections
Dies:- Pierced Rectangles Stax - Die-namics M.F.T.
Lace Corner Deco B - B162 - Cheery Lyn Designs
Digi Images:- Whispers - Mo's Digital Pencil
Promarkers
Ribbon for Triple Bow and Flower from my stash

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

I WILL BE THINKING OF MY DARLING THIS MONTH AS IT WOULD HAVE BEEN HIS BIRTHDAY TOMORROW 16TH AND OUR 32ND WEDDING ANNIVERSARY ON THE 20TH.

15 Challenges Entered
http://avenue613.blogspot.co.uk/2017/04/challenge196-april-2017-anything-goes.html
http://abitmoretimetocraft.blogspot.co.uk/2017/04/a-bit-more-time-to-craft-challenge-42.html
https://classicdesignteamchallenge.blogspot.co.uk/2017/04/1st-april-2017-classic-design-team-open.html
http://craftycatzweeklychallenge.blogspot.co.uk/2017/04/crafty-catz-challenge-366-anything-goes.html
http://craftyhazelnutspatternedpaper.blogspot.co.uk/2017/04/craftyhazelnuts-patterned-paper-april.html
http://creativefingerschallengeblog.blogspot.co.uk/2017/04/challenge-128-and-winners-126.html
http://creativeladybirdscreations.blogspot.co.uk/2017/04/challenge-25.html
http://mosdigitalchallenge.blogspot.co.uk/2017/04/challenge-274anything-mo-goes.html
http://inspirationdestinationchallengeblog.blogspot.co.uk/2017/04/ag-no-126.html
http://morgansartworld.blogspot.co.uk/2017/04/challenge-7-anything-goes.html
http://qkrstampede.blogspot.co.uk/2017/04/qkr-stampede-challenge-239-flowers-or.html
http://ribbongirls.blogspot.co.uk/2017/04/april-card-challenge.html
http://ttcrd.blogspot.co.uk/2017/04/though-craftroom-door-anything-goes.html
http://worldwideopendesignteamchallenge.blogspot.co.uk/2017/04/15th-april-2017-world-wide-open-design.html
http://desiref.blogspot.co.uk/2017/04/atg-with-create-with-tlc-challenge-no9.html

Hugs

Friday, 7 April 2017

1950's Capri Pants

Afternoon peeps.  Another lovely sunny day again.  Not sure if there is a cold breeze out today as I am waiting in for a parcel delivery.

My card today is another L.O.T.V. Simply print.  I have bought the Digi version as well though.

A5 Portrait Card


Products Used

Image:- 1950's Capri Pants L.O.T.V. Simply Print
Tumbled Glass - D.I.
Dies:- Diagonal In and Out Stitched Rectangles - MFT
Petite Scalloped Circles Large - S4-115 - Spellbinders
Leaves #1 - Little Claire Designs
Ticket Sentiment - Card Stock and Bow are from my stash.

http://abitmoretimetocraft.blogspot.co.uk/2017/04/a-bit-more-time-to-craft-challenge-41.html
http://classicdesignteamchallenge.blogspot.co.uk/2017/04/1st-april-2017-classic-design-team-open.html
http://craftrocketchallenges.blogspot.co.uk/2017/04/challenge-36-inspired-by-book-or-movie.html - GREASE
http://craftycatzweeklychallenge.blogspot.co.uk/2017/04/crafty-catz-challenge-365-anything-goes.html
http://craftyhazelnutspatternedpaper.blogspot.co.uk/2017/04/craftyhazelnuts-patterned-paper-
http://creativefingerschallengeblog.blogspot.co.uk/2017/03/challenge-127-winners-125.html
http://creativeladybirdscreations.blogspot.co.uk/2017/04/challenge-25.html
http://inspirationdestinationchallengeblog.blogspot.co.uk/2017/03/ag-no-125.html
http://morgansartworld.blogspot.co.uk/2017/04/challenge-7-anything-goes.html
http://qkrstampede.blogspot.co.uk/2017/04/qkr-stampede-challenge-238-easter-cards.html
http://ttcrd.blogspot.co.uk/2017/04/through-craft-room-door-challenge.html
http://worldwideopendesignteamchallenge.blogspot.co.uk/2017/03/15th-march-2017-world-wide-open-design.html

Hugs

Saturday, 1 April 2017

5th Simply Print Christmas Card

Morning peeps.  Today I have my 5th Card that I should have finished at Salvation Army Craft Club.


A5 Landscape Card


Products Used

Image:- Penguins Joy - L.O.T.V. Simply Print
Dies:- Virtuoso Music Style No 98356 - Memory Box
Large one of the set - Precious Snowflakes Style No 98729 - Memory Box
Dp:- Frosty Christmas - L.O.T.V.
Stardust Stickles - Not showing up very well.

Friday, 31 March 2017

A Selection of Simply Print Christmas Cards

Afternoon peeps.  I made 4 Simply Print cards at Salvation Army Craft Club Wednesday night.  I was aiming for 5 but was chatting too much.  I did a lot of preparation at home first. i.e. glittering.

A5 Card


Products Used

Image:- Christmas Basket - L.O.T.V. Simply Print
Die:- Frostyville Border Style No 98146 - Memory Box
Dp:- Frosty Christmas - L.O.T.V.
Stardust Stickles - Not showing up very well.
White Glitter Card / Sentiment Banner and A5 Scalloped Card Blank from my stash.

6 x 6 Card


Products Used

Image:- Two Little Robins - L.O.T.V. Simply Print
Die:- Icicles No LR0135 - Marianne Designs
Dp:- Frosty Christmas - L.O.T.V.
Stardust Stickles - Not showing up very well.
White Glitter Card / Sentiment Banner Silver Mirri Card and 6 x6 Card Blank from my stash


A6  Portrait Card


Products Used

Image:- Christmas Basket - L.O.T.V. Simply Print
Die:- Snowflake Corner Style No 98238 - Memory Box
Dp:- Frosty Christmas - L.O.T.V.
Stardust Stickles - Not showing up very well.
White Glitter Card / Sentiment Banner and A6 card cut from an A4 from my stash.

A6 Landscape Card


Products Used

Image:- Garden Birds - L.O.T.V. Simply Print
Die:- Night Sky Border Style No 98682 - Memory Box
Dp:- Frosty Christmas - L.O.T.V.
Stardust Stickles - Not showing up very well.
White Glitter Card / Sentiment Banner/ Dark Blue Mirri Card and A6 card cut from an A4 from my stash.

Thank you for looking.

8 Challenges Entered
http://avenue613.blogspot.co.uk/2017/03/challenge-195-march-2017-atg-woptional.html
http://craftyhazelnutschristmaschallenge.blogspot.co.uk/2017/03/chnc-challenge-326.html
http://craftyhazelnutschristmaschallenge2.blogspot.co.uk/2017/03/chnc-challenge-extra-for-march-2017.html
http://craftyhazelnutspatternedpaper.blogspot.co.uk/2017/03/craftyhazelnuts-patterned-paper-march.html
http://cinspirations.blogspot.co.uk/2017/03/challenge-271-anything-goes.html
http://fabnfunkychallenges.blogspot.co.uk/2017/03/challenge-344-christmas.html
http://inspirationdestinationchallengeblog.blogspot.co.uk/2017/03/ag-no-125.html
http://christmasblogchallenge.blogspot.co.uk/2017/03/christmas-animals-or-birds.html

Hugs




Thursday, 23 March 2017

Lady Phoebe

Hi Folks.  Sorry still not finding the time or enthusiasm to blog that often.  Crossing fingers I think my cold is easing now.  Still a bit chesty.  My card today is another one from one of my favourite artists. 

My 7 x 7 Card


Products Used

Digi Image:- Lady Phoebe - Morgans Artworld - Crafts and Me
7 x 7 Double Sided Pear Card Blank - Anna Marie Designs
Dp:- Mariposa Stack - DCWV - Paper is very glittered but sadly not showing well in photo
Promarkers
Bundled Sage - D.I.
Die:- Grand Ovals - LF-110 - Spellbinders
Sentiment Tag and Bow are from my stash.

Thank you for looking.

12 Challenges Entered
http://craftrocketchallenges.blogspot.co.uk/2017/03/challenge-35-make-it-feminine-dt-call.html
http://craftyhazelnutspatternedpaper.blogspot.co.uk/2017/03/craftyhazelnuts-patterned-paper-march.html
http://cinspirations.blogspot.co.uk/2017/03/challenge-271-anything-goes.html
http://creativefingerschallengeblog.blogspot.co.uk/2017/03/challenge-126-and-winners-124.html
http://disdigidesignschallenge.blogspot.co.uk/2017/03/lots-of-green-challenge.html
http://glitternsparklechallengeblog.blogspot.co.uk/2017/03/challenge-231.html
http://inspirationdestinationchallengeblog.blogspot.co.uk/2017/03/AG-no-124.html
http://morgansartworld.blogspot.co.uk/2017/03/challenge-5-include-sentiment.html
http://ribbongirls.blogspot.co.uk/2017/03/march-use-any-image-challenge.html
http://ttcrd.blogspot.co.uk/2017/03/ttcrd-challenge-21st-march-little-miss.html

Hugs


Thursday, 16 March 2017

Lady Josephine

Afternoon Peeps.  Hope you are all well?  I am still struggling with a nasty cough and cold!  My card today is from one of my favourite artists.  Started at home but finished off at Salvation Army Craft Club last night.

My 8 x 8 Card



Products Used
Digi Image:- Lady Josephine - Morgan Fitzsimmons  - Crafts and Me
Promarkers
Stamped Sentiment - is from Clarity Stamps
8 x 8 Card Blank and Ribbon for my triple bow is from Anna Marie Designs
Dp:- Pressed in Time - Lili of the Valley and Raspberry Road Designs
Die:- Romantic Rectangles - S5-090 - Spellbinders
Punch:- Small Rounded Corner - X-Cut
Lace and Pearls are from my stash.

Hugs



Wednesday, 15 March 2017

Sparkles Monthly Challenges - Ch#90 DT Card

Morning peeps.  Hope you are all well?  Another month bites the dust.  It is time once again for another super Challenge to start over at SPARKLES MONTHLY CHALLENGES.  Our theme this month is:- LET'S GO GREEN( USE THE COLOUR GREEN ON YOUR CARD OR PROJECT)

Our lovely Vickie has chosen the theme this month and she is giving the winner a lovely stamp for the prize.   Vickie tells me she will be using it for her DT card this month as she has her own set, so see what a lovely card you can make with it.




My A5 Landscape DT Card


Products Used

Digi Image:- Dwarf 6 - Mo's Digtal Pencil
Promarkers
Dp:- Complete Boy - item#TBB001 - My Minds Eye
Brad:- Big Time Brads - item#01615 - Antique - Karen Foster Designs
Dies:- Pierced Square Stax - Die-namics - MFT
Squares - S4-006 - Spellbinders
Diesel Pouch recycled from a bottle of aftershave
Card Candy from Craftwork Cards
Bakers Twine and metallic sentiments - from my stash 

Hugs


Thursday, 9 March 2017

Dance

Morning peeps.  Sunny here this morning but I bet it is raining this afternoon when I go to the doctor's!!!  I have three cards today that I made in Salvation Army Craft Club last night.

6 x 6 Pearl Card




Products Used

Stamp Set:- Beautiful You - Stampin Up
Paper:- Stampin Up
Promarkers
Dies:- Pierced Rectangles Stax - Die-namics
Pearl embossed card blank and matching envelope from my stash.

Hugs

Happy Birthday Gorgeous



Morning peeps.  Sunny here this morning but I bet it is raining this afternoon when I go to the doctor's!!!  I have three cards today that I made in Salvation Army Craft Club last night.

6 x 6 Pearl Card


Products Used

Stamp Set:- Beautiful You - Stampin Up
Paper:- Stampin Up
Promarkers
Punch:- Small Round Corner - X-Cut

Pearl embossed cardblank and matching envelope/Bow are from my stash.


Hugs

Wishing You Brighter Days to Come

Morning peeps.  Sunny here this morning but I bet it is raining this afternoon when I go to the doctor's!!!  I have three cards today that I made in Salvation Army Craft Club last night.

6 x 6 Pearl Card


Products Used

Stamp Set:- Beautiful You - Stampin Up
Paper:- Stampin Up
Promarkers
Punches:- Small Round Corner - X-Cut
Sun - Woodware Craft Collections
Pearl embossed cardblank and matching envelope from my stash.