Thursday, 31 May 2012

Chocolate & Wine

Den came home on Tuesday night - could I make a 40th birthday card for Friday, the recipient likes chocolate and wine!  I nearly had a heart attack!  No stamps with chocolate or wine, no toppers, I had a melt down!  So I turned to dear Squirrel who calmed me down and said to get an image off the internet!  Of course, why didn't I think of that!  Thanks Squirrel, you are a star!

So, picture courtesy of the internet and papers are Boofle Designstax and a pack of freebie papers from a craft mag.  I also used a Martha Stewart punch and ribbon from stash.  The sentiment is computer generated. 

Monday, 28 May 2012

Too Hot To Craft!

I hope you are all enjoying this gorgeous weather, and yes, I am going to moan though I shouldn't - its much too hot to craft!  But I have managed to do this card for Cute Card Thursday Challenge - Pink and Green :

The image is Wild Rose Studio - Milton and coloured with Promarkers.

Papers are Pink Petticoat Vintage Rose Collection which were a freebie in a craft magazine.

Sentiment is an Anita's stamp which I have had for donkey's years!

Pink card and flowers are from stash.

Right, I'm off to sit in the garden in a lovely shaded spot we have with a glass of something cold!

Enjoy your day!

Sunday, 27 May 2012

A Card!

At last, a card to show you!  This is for Lili's Little Fairies Challenge - Anything But Square:

I cut the shape using an  X-Cut die and coloured the image with Promarkers and used crystal glitter on her wings (and ended up with half a pot of glitter in my lap!).

The paper is from Country Companions For Someone Special and flowers are from stash. 

Saturday, 26 May 2012

Still No Card

Evening All, hope you are all enjoying your weekend.

Still no card I'm afraid.  I was going to have a play but Den decided today to clean out the attic and I agreed that he could, on a TEMPORARY basis only i.e. shift 'em today, put some boxes in my play room while he sorted everything out.  Just came up to have a little play and the path to my table is blocked by boxes!!!!  Of course he is watching a western on the TV and there is no way on this earth I can shift him when there is a western to distract him!  So, I am going to show you a photo of Roly who has had his hair cut today:

His fur is usually very thick and in this glorious hot weather we have been having he has been so hot and bothered so it was definitely time to get it cut!  In the summer he has to have it cut every couple of months, it grows so quickly!  When his hair is this short he reminds me of a Jack Russell! 

Friday, 25 May 2012

I'm Back!

Hello everyone!  Hope you are all ok.  So sorry I have not been to visit you for a while, my computer has been very poorly.  A very nice computer doctor did a home visit and now he is up and running once more!

No card to show at the moment, just wanted to let you know I will be visiting you all in the next few days.

Lots of Love to you all. xxxx

Monday, 14 May 2012

In The Garden

Which is the theme for the Penny Black Saturday Challenge:

Image has been coloured with Promarkers.

Papers are Me To You Spring Chic and Boofle Designstax. 

I used a Martha Stewart punch for the flower boarder.  The butterfly is from Anita's Fairy Wings.  Everything else is from stash.

Sunday, 13 May 2012

Food Glorious Food!

Or drink if you prefer which is the Cute Card Thursday Challenge : Food or drink. 

This little mouse is ready to pop after eating all those strawberries!

On day I may even be able to take a photo without it being on the squint!

The image is a House Mouse Stamp : Sleeping with Strawberries and has been coloured with Promarkers. 

Papers are Helz Cuppleditvch Pepper's Christmas Party and the strawberry paper is from a freebie in a craft magazine.  The red card is from stock. 

Saturday, 12 May 2012


And this little lady certainly does have style!  She's been out shopping for more gorgeous stylish outfits and is now off home for a well deserved cuppa!

I am entering this card in Lili's Little Fairies Challenge which is Your Favourite Craft Tool.  Well, I could not do without my Promarkers and also my Cuttlebug. 

The image is of course coloured with Promarkers, I have used an X-cut die cut out on my Cuttlebug. 

The papers are Fizzy Moon Celebrations and the card and flowers are all from stash.

I am also entering this card in the Papertake Weekly Challenge, the theme is:  Cute Cute Cute.

Monday, 7 May 2012

A Gift For You

Hello everyone, hope you are enjoying your Bank Holiday and that the weather has been kind to you.  We have been out for a couple of hours this morning but it was just too cold to stay out so we came home and had a cuppa and a yummy bacon butty!

The Penny Black Saturday Challenge this week is a case-it challenge:  to use Jenny's card as inspiration be it the design, colour or lay-out: 

The Penny Black stamp entitled 'A Gift For You' has been coloured with Promarkers.

The papers used are Boofle 6 x 6 Designstax. 

Gems and black card are from stash.

Sunday, 6 May 2012

Butterflies, Ribbons and Punches

Which is the theme for the Fussy and Fancy Friday Challenge:

Image has been coloured with Promarkers and I have used crystal glitter on the spots of the mushroom.

Papers are Tulip & Friends.  Everything else is from stash.

Less Is More Challenge - Week 66

The Less Is More Challenge for this week is a colour challenge - one of my favourite colours, Yellow:

This lovely little lady is coloured in Promarkers.

Yellow card, gems and flowers are from stash.

Saturday, 5 May 2012

Anything Goes!

Last one for today folks:

The Lili of the Valley image has been coloured in Promarkers.

The paper is Pink Petticoat Vintage Rose Collection which was a freebie in a craft mag.

Flowers and ribbon are from stash.

I am entering this card in the following challenges:

Spots or Stripes

We have an uninvited visitor in our house.  He's been with us for months now and goes from room to room.  Den has adopted him and calls him Sputnik.  He is now residing on our living room ceiling, a great big spider, the sort you can see ever hair on their body spider!  He just clings to the ceiling, right above where I sit and I am in fear of him either swooping down and attacking me or landing in my lap!  Den thinks its funny and refuses to move his little 'pet'.  I don't mind when he is on the walls but I am drawing the line at the ceiling and have given him his marching orders this morning!  He has now moved over to where Den now sits.  Watch this space...!

Craft Sentiments Designs challenge is Spots or Stripes.  I've gone for spots:

The image is coloured in Promarkers.

Papers are from Country Companions For Someone Special and the spotty papers is from stash as are the gems and black card.  The sentiment is computer generated. 

Thursday, 3 May 2012

Penny Black Saturday Challenge - May Day!

Good afternoon everyone, hope you are all keeping well and dry!  We have had dry weather for TWO WHOLE DAYS now - yipeeeeee!

The Penny Black Saturday Challenge for this week is May Day - Spring themed cards:

The image has been coloured with Promarkers.

Papers used are: Forever Friends All Loved Up and Papermania Henbury Lane.

I have used Papermania gems for the centre of the flowers and on the sentiment.  The sentiment is computer generated. 

Flowers are from stash.

Right, I'm off for a much needed cuppa and a raid of the fridge!

Take care one and all.  xxx

Tuesday, 1 May 2012

Less Is More - Sketch

The Less Is More Challenge this week is a sketch.  This is my version of it:

Sorry for the bad photo, the light here is terrible today.

I have absolutely no idea what make the stamp is, there is nothing on it to indicate the make.  I only know I have had it years!  I stamped the image is Versamark and embossed with detail silver embossing powder.  The black card and peel-off sentiment are from stock.