Wednesday, 22 July 2015

Brum Brum!

Good Morning my crafty friends,
Hope you are all well. Big hugs to those that need one.
Well anyone reading my post yesterday will know that I wrote and posted it using my phone. It was the first time I have done it and probably the last. It was not easy but I'm really pleased I managed it, and without too many mistakes. 

Here's another card I made using both papers and pre coloured image from LOTV.
Nothing more to say other than simples and so sweet.

Tuesday, 21 July 2015

Glamorous Lady

Good Afternoon
You're shocked, so am I!
3 posts in 3 days, not been done in along time!

I thought I would share this card I made for a friends Birthday recently.

Image- printed from Serif
Paper- embossed velum using CC folder
Mat- paper pricked using CE ruler
Sentiment - computer generated
Flowers - HC stamp heat embossed on velum
Leaves - HC stamp and die
viva pearls and gems for that finishing touch
Well that was a task and half. Just wrote this post on my phone whilst at lunch. Will correct anything that is not right when I get on my laptop. Glad I did it though.

Monday, 20 July 2015

Dream Valley get Embossing

Good Morning

I am here today to share my DT make for the new challenge starting today over at 
We are sponsored by 2 fabby stores
Crafts and Me
The Hobby House
This fortnights theme is:
so that can be dry or heat embossing or both

Image - Pals from Crafts & Me
Colouring medium - Markers, SN pencils & viva pearls painted onto wings after colouring
Purple paper - Back to Basics IV from Dovecrafts
Embossed paper - SB Dainty Dots folder 
Sentiment - Computer generated
Flowers - Botanical Rose stamp, heat embossed with silver pearl>die cut with Botanical Wings Leaves - stamped with DI then embossed in clear then painted with the same DI

Hop on over to the main challenge blog where you will find some fab samples from the talented DT

Sunday, 19 July 2015

Me and My Dog

Good Morning,

It seems ages since I have posted on a Sunday , but here I am with card I made using a pre coloured image from LOTV. Isn't he just so cute

The papers are also from LOTV and all layers have been matted onto kraft card.
The sentiment was computer generated and cut using my cameo.

I need to get into my craft room today as I have a few orders to do.
I hope you have something nice planned.

Monday, 6 July 2015

Dream Valley are distressed

Good Morning,

The BBQ last weekend did go ahead although the weather was not hot.
Still it was nice to get everyone together and to have a catch up.
While everyone was round I got out the laptop and booked a theatre trip for Me and my Sister.
We are off to see Mamma Mia and staying over For 2 nights, can't wait.

Dream Valley 
has a new challenge starting today
is the theme so out with the distressing inks, tools & stickles

Robyn's Fetish

are this week's fabby sponsor who kindly gave the DT images to play with. 

Image - From sponsor Waking up Birdie
Papers - Printed from Crafters Companion CD and embossed using a CC folder

The image was distressed using a distressing tool the inked
Distress ink was added to the embossed paper
Distress stickles was applied to the image mat.
Twine and a button were added for that finishing touch.

Hop on over to see what the talented DT have created to inspire you.

Saturday, 27 June 2015


Good Morning,

How lovely to see a bit of sunshine!
The last Sunday of every month I have the family up to 15 over for dinner. It's usually a roast with someone choosing what meat and pud will be served. 
As the weather has been nice we have decided to light the BBQ but having just watched the weather forecast I'm panicking. There is the chance of rain so fingers crossed everyone.

I'm back today to share my second make for my Sister. Having made a being pleased with the coat hooks in my previous post I decide to make some hooks for the other members of the family, the Dogs Annie & spud

I made it to match the coat hooks, method in previous post using smaller hooks and stenciled a paw print to the heart in place of the lettering. I also added some plaited twine so that no holes have to be drilled, just a hammer and nail/picture hook.

Have a great sunny weekend!
fingers crossed!

Friday, 26 June 2015


Good Morning,

I wanted to share something a little different with you today.
While out shopping a while ago with my wonderful Sister she hunted in her bag for a piece of string. She needed a new coat hook to replace her broken one, however as she does not like DIY she was looking for one that would screw straight into the holes left when removing the old one, hence the piece of string. She had cut a piece of sting the distance between each hole which turned out to be 11"

She told me she had been looking for a while but could not find anything.
I told her to stop looking and told her that I would make her one.

And here it is

I made this from a piece of wood that I cut to the length I wanted. From the same piece of wood I cut 2 hearts which were then cut in half to make them less bulky. All pieces were sanded, painted in a grey paint then painted over the top of this with a cream/red paint. When dry I sanded back to reveal some of the undercoat colour and in some places back to the wood.

I the made some stencils on the cameo to spell HOME which I stippled through on the hearts with black paint. Hooks were the added and holes 11" apart were drilled and countersunk.

I was quite pleased with the outcome so made a little something else for her which I will share with you tomorrow.

Thursday, 25 June 2015

Needles are Out at MAWTT

Good Morning everyone!

Well I'm on leave this week, so I have been catching up on the things I don't get done when working.
Opticians, doctors, many phone calls and household/garden chores.
I also had to spend some time in my craft room as I had my DT card to make for this weeks challenge over at Moving Along With The Times
The lovely Emily has chosen a fab theme
Sewing & Stitching
It could be with your machine, by hand or with a pen or dies.

Don't ask why, as the weather is so beautiful here at the moment but I decided to make a Christmas card. I'm gonna blame C&C for having their Christmas week!

Image - Pre coloured printed from Crafters Companion Barkley CD
Papers - very old from HOTP
Sentiment - computer generated
Snowflakes - cut on cameo
Border die - SB
Stitching - Pricked using a ruler from creative expressions then using a pen joined the dots 

Visiting the main challenge blog is highly recommended to get those creative juices flowing.

Monday, 22 June 2015

Dream Valley have gone Girly

Good Morning,

Seems ages since I've posted, well done any blogging to be honest. 
My last post was scheduled which was lucky as I may not have got to post then.
The reason being is that my cat had to go to the vet, I couldn't take her as I'm not good with things like that. So my Mum & Son took her and unfortunately, as I expected she didn't come home:(

Grab button for All Dressed Up
 is sponsoring the:
challenge over at 
 The challenge runs for the next 2 week's so plenty of time to get all your Girly stash out!

I have used   SoPretty & Love Spring Time both super cute images form this week's sponsor

Image & Sentiment - So Pretty from ADU
Butterflies - Love Spring Time from ADU
Frame - Silhouette download - ornate rectangle frame
Papers - LOTV/Nit wits - Shabby Shack

I would like to enter:

craftyhazelnuts - patterned papers
Fab 'n' Funky - Gorgeous Girls
Morgans Art World - For the Ladies
Papertake Weekly - Oh so Pretty
That craft place - layers
ADU challenge - use an ADU image

Thursday, 11 June 2015

To The Happy Couple

Good Morning everyone,

How great to see so many visitors leaving some lovely comments on my last post. I must say a big thank you, your comments mean so much :)

This post is to let you know there is a fabulous new challenge starting over at
Moving Along With The Times
Gail is hosting her first challenge since joining the team
so show us your creations  for a Wedding, Anniversary or Engagement.

Here's mine:

Image - printed from Crafters Companion Barkley CD
Sentiment printed from Do Crafts CD
Embossed paper - SB dainty dots folder
Border - SB
Finishing touches - viva pearls, dazzler, glamour dust & ribbon

Have a fab day everyone! 
And why not hop on over to the main challenge blog for some gorgeous inspiration from Team A

I would like to enter:

dragonfly dreams challenge - Special occasion