Saturday, 24 July 2010


So much candy in blogland.  Just click on the names to enter yourself.  Click to view the pictures bigger!

Bev's (ends 27th July)

Rach's (ends 4th August)

Jodi's (ends 31st July)

Anki's (ends 8th August)

Jacqui's (ends 30th July)

Tuesday, 26 January 2010

My Time to Craft #76

I have to admit I have still not got back into card making.  I'm finding it really difficult for some reason.  It's annoying as I really want to make some cards however when I sit down to do it, I just can't seem to make anything! Also I seem to be spending more and more time making jewellery and have a couple of orders to make.  I find it easier to get my beads out in the evening rather than lug everything out of my cupboard! I really must take some photos and show off what I have made so far.

This weeks challenge over at My Time to Craft is "elegant rose".  However after rummaging through my stash I didn't really have anything suitable however I did have the Pocket Silhouette stamp set which has a stamp that I think looks like a stem of roses.  I wouldn't call the card elegant however it is simple and I think black and white looks elegant!

Supplies: All SU apart from the button
Cardstock: Kraft, Whisper White, Basic Black
Ink: Basic Black
Ribbon: 1 1/4" Grosgrain Striped Ribbon in Basic Black

Saturday, 9 January 2010


Okay so I have been MIA since the beginning of the year.  I've not really made any cards or anything.  For some reason I just haven't felt like it!  I have been playing with my beads again. I really must take some pictures of my creations.  For some reason I seem to have a liking for bracelets however I don't wear them!  Maybe I need to start.

So the UK has been covered with a blanket (a deep blanket in some parts!) of snow.  We didn't have much until the end of this week, in fact I think we had more last night than all week.  Today I went out and about with my dad taking some photos with my new camera.   Click on them to make them bigger - they look better!

Did someone say it was snowing??

You looking at me??

Footbridge over the River Welland

River on the left and road on the right.  Dad said he has never seen the river frozen as bad as it is.

My favourite photo.  This was where my dad spent many years as he lived to the right of this tree with my grandparents.  The houses are long gone but the tree still lives on.  Wanted to get a bit closer but it was SO cold!

On the way home we took a detour and ended up here.

Tuesday, 5 January 2010

My Time to Craft #73

This week's challenge over at My Time to Craft is "brown and blue".  So, here's my card.  I used SU stash again with those Trendy Trees, sorry but I do like them!!

I saw a card on a blog (sorry I can't remember which) and I more or less case'd this card that I saw.  It was lovely however I turned it around a little and added some images on the paper.  Such a simple layout but I like simple some times!

Supplies: All SU.  Trendy Trees, Chocolate Chip ribbon, Bashful Blue DSP, A Bit of Birthday Cheer, Bashful Blue and Chocolate Chip ink, Close to Cocoa and Chocolate Chip cardstock.

Thursday, 31 December 2009

Happy New Year!

Just another quick post to wish everyone a Happy New Year before I go out and celebrate!! I hope 2010 is a great one for you all.  

Tuesday, 29 December 2009

My Time to Craft #72

It's the last challenge of 2009 over at My Time to Craft and the theme is "anything goes".  I made this card on Christmas Eve when I had some time to spare although I didn't photograph it until yesterday as I wanted to use my new toy.

I used all Stampin Up goodies again.  I used my new Bella Bleu papers together with Not Quite Navy and Kraft card.  I also used my fave stamps, Pocket Silhouttes.

Supplies: Pocket Silhouettes, A Bit of Birthday Cheer, Bella Bleu DP, Not Quite Navy, Whisper White and Kraft card, Not Quite Navy ink, Eyelet Border punch.

Monday, 28 December 2009


It's all over for another year.  I hope you all had a wonderful time and Santa bought everything you wished for.  He definitely bought what I wished for, a D-SLR camera, a Nikon D5000 to be exact.  I love it!  Now I just need to learn how to use it!  I took quite a few photos on Christmas Day and Boxing Day, here's just a couple that I've been playing about with.

Here's our Christmas tree.  It's the best out of the bunch of a few!

A close up of one of the baubles.  The tree looks white in this picture but it's actually cream.  I need to play with the settings to see if I can make it look warmer.

A picture of a place setting at the table.  Yes I made the crackers and the little gift bags.  I'm sure I took some photos of those close up, I need to find them.

Well I hope you had a fabulous time and here's to the New Year!