Wednesday, 19 July 2017

just a couple of little cards


hello my crafty friends ... hope you got some sleep last night ... bit stormy here ... but not as bad as some have had ... it feels a lot cooler ... don't know if it is going to last

a couple of little cards today ...
a sympathy card for a dear friend who has lost her dad

a little thank you for a fellow crafter 

thank you for stopping by ... and if you can leave a message I will get back to you ... have a good week xx


Thursday, 13 July 2017

well I have been a bit busy ... my crafty friends

happy birthday to my dear daughter in law


happy birthday to a dear friend 

happy birthday to my dear mother in law 
thank you card to a fellow crafter

happy wedding day to my dear friend whose daughter is getting married


thank you for stopping by and if you have time to leave a message I will get back to you ... have a great weekend xx

Friday, 7 July 2017

another new home card

hi there my crafty friends ... how are you loving the sun ... I adore it but was actually looking forward to the big storm they promised ... guess what !! ... it didn't arrive not even a spot of rain ...

ho hum ... not moaning

on to my little card ... there are a couple more that I cant add yet as I know the recipients will read my blog and may have not received their cards yet lol ... watch this space ...

home is where the heart is 


this little one has a long way to travel it is for my dear cousin and her husband who have moved from the north Island in New Zealand to the south island ... she is going to live in a retirement village nearer to her family ... so I wish her luck ...

enjoy your weekend everybody ... and if you leave a message I will visit you too xx

Friday, 30 June 2017

new crafty bits ...

hi there my crafty friends ... went to the sincerely yours craft fair last Sunday and got some lovely bits ... the problem is I have not had time to play with them all lol ... as I have said many times before "how ever did I have time to go to work" ... anyway I am sure I will get round to it really soon ...

 two little cards ...

happy birthday Kelly

this card is for our sons new girlfriend ... soon to become fiancé ... it is her birthday tomorrow

the sentiment 

this card is made using some new Sheena stamps that I got at the show ... love Sheenas stuff 

thank you for stopping by if you can leave a message I will visit you too ... have a great weekend 





Wednesday, 21 June 2017

rice paper !!

hi there my crafty friends ... well its just too hot to do anything lol ... so I am having a play in my craft room ...

I was watching hochanda a while back and saw Samantha Braund make a sort of foe rice paper / decopatch paper ...

had a try and this is my first effort ...



it is actually done using tissue paper ... don't know why I have never thought about this before ... be really nice with patterned tissue paper ...

but as you can see ... you just stamp your image on the tissue paper cut it out and tease the edges with a water brush (oh and my Chinese  teapot has special water lol ) ... I found it easier to lay the cut image on my glass cutting mat and pull around the image with the my fingernail

don't really know what I am going to do with it ... but ho hum had fun

Saturday, 17 June 2017

phew its a bit hot down here in Waterlooville :) ....

not complaining but its a wee bit hot down here ... well they said it was going to be ... maybe summer is here ... not holding my breath tho lol ... hope you are all enjoying the sunshine

here are my cards

this is for my son who is going to ask his girlfriend to marry 
him when they move into their new home

one for mother in law to give the happy couple 

new home card from us

little tag at top (cute)

for mother in law to give them 



thank you for stopping by ... hope you all have a great weekend

Sunday, 11 June 2017

phew just finished the order for mother-in-law :)

well that's mother-in-law sorted until September lol ... here are the last few cards





hope you have had a super weekend ... bit windy down here but lovely and sunny too ... have a good week and thank you for stopping by

Saturday, 10 June 2017

hello crafters and happy weekends ...


well we don't work so the weekends are about the same for us really but love seeing the family at the weekend ... have been busy with an order I received from dear mother-in-law ... 7 cards in all ...

James age 7

card for Sally our daughter in law and mum to
Gracie and Ols 


the digi image on this bottom one reminds me of my wonderful grandchildren and of course mother-in-laws great grandchildren and they are great lol

thank you for stopping by ... hope you have a great weekend xx

Monday, 5 June 2017

hi there ... can it be Monday again ??

hi there my crafty friends ... can it be Monday again ?? ... it a bit of a miserable day here ... so I am in the craft room ... have made a couple of cards requested by mother-in-law ... she is a darling and gave me quite a list ... here are the first two

I used my new "splat" die and the letters and numbers are cut with a tim holtz die ... the Zoe and the GG (Gabriella's nick name)  are the waste from the die ...

the lovely girlie on her phone was a gift from a crafty friend (you know who you are lol)





and the bottom one is for the "waiting box"
thank you for stopping by hope you all have a great week and if you can leave a message I will visit you too xx

Friday, 2 June 2017

happy birthday nephew


its my nephews birthday next week ... really enjoyed making this little card for him ... still have not had time to play with my lovely dies yet ... none of them seemed suitable for a man card ... ho hum ... all good things come to those who wait eh ??

dear hubby has just ordered me four more sets ... its gonna be a long wait but worth it

hope you are all having a great week ... how can it be Friday again !!

and so on to my card ...


thank you for stopping by and if you can leave a message I will get back to you xx

Wednesday, 31 May 2017

wow just got my dies today :)

Wow just got my dies today from

https://www.aliexpress.com/w/wholesale-die-cut-dies.html

so pleased with them ... love the price too ... will be looking for some more soon ... they take a little while to arrive from China but worth the wait ...




as you can see I have cut them all out just to test them you understand lol ... this paper was pink handcrafted sort of "fluffy" paper if you know what I mean so they took a bit of coaching ...

cant wait to make some things with them ...

hope you are all having a great week ...

Monday, 29 May 2017

just loving this ...

hi there everybody ... what a yukkie day ... wet and miserable ... had an emergency dash to the hospital early this morning to collect our son from A&E ... he was admitted early this morning but all ok ... just see your GP ...

so home and in my crafty room to have a play

just loving this crafters companion set I bought ... a couple of "little Hello cards" I have made




thank you for visiting ... if you can leave a message I will get back to you

Saturday, 27 May 2017

hi there my crafty friends ... and happy bank holiday weekend !! and its raining yuk !!

well what a change in the weather ... I thought we had summer BUT its a yuk wet dark and dismal day here in Waterlooville ... hope you have sunshine where ever you are ...

have been having a little play with my stash from the crafters inspiration magazine I bought yesterday ...






https://www.crafterscompanion.co.uk/brands/crafter-s-companion/crafter-s-inspiration-magazines/crafter-s-inspiration-issue-14-summer-edition.html

this was a bit of an impulse buy but I am pleased I let myself be talked in to it lol and of course something new to play with on a yuk day !!

the images are all off of the cd rom and there are three little diesire edge dies which I have used down the edge of the card ... just love that little camper van and have sent it straight off to my dear friend who is on holiday at the moment ... (not in a camper van btw lol)

thank you for stopping by and happy bank holiday everybody xx





Saturday, 20 May 2017

oh dear two more little sympathy cards


oh dear its a bit of a sad time here ... so two more sympathy cards
my mother in law has just lost another sister ...





just love this little stamp ... but they look so different in different colours don't you think ... hope you all have a great weekend ... sun is out here in Waterlooville xx