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Boz Towers, Essex, United Kingdom
I'm a Red Hat Society member with a love of crafting of all sorts. A very proud mum to four fabulous children and Nan to six gorgeous grandchildren. I started work as a milliner and now have an abiding love of scrapbooking and card making.

The lovely people that drop by ~ thank you.

Monday, 18 April 2016


There is a gorgeous new challenge over at the One Stitch At A Time challenge blog here and its called Anything Goes with Wings. You can interpretate this in different ways be it a butterfly, a bird, a fairy or an insect, just about anything with wings.

For my card this week I chose Panda Bear Designs papers called Butterflies and you can find it here. I used two sheets from the paper pack that complimented each other. The peach colours has beautiful soft images of butterflies and swirls that my camera just couldn't see,  I cut the outline shape from a Sue Wilson die and the sentiment, designed by Jane of Coosty Creations, was die cut with a Spellbinders die. The flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts and the leaves are from my favourite Memory Box die. The little butterflies are from Spellbinders too.

Please pop over and see the fabulous cards my teamies have created with the theme this week. There is a prize for the winning entry of $10 dollars to spend in the store.

Please let me know with a comment if you pop in, I see lots of people visiting but never know just who you might be!

Monday, 11 April 2016

Anything Goes With Distressing

Time for a lovely new challenge on the One Stitch At A Time Challenge blog (OSSAT) and you can find it here. We'd love to see your designs featuring distressing of any kind, distressed edges , inks, chalks etc.  The winner of the challenge will be announced very soon and there will be a prize to spend in the Stitchy Bear store here.

For my card this week I have used another of the fabulous shoes in the IkeSart set of four fabulous shoes.

I've inked the edges of my card with Memento's London Fog ink. I've printed and used the positive and negative sides of a French Script design from Pink Petticoat that are sadly unavailable anymore. I've coloured the shoe with various shades of Copic Cool Grey and added just a touch of Promarker Hot Pink for the nails.  Finished with a little Card Candy. I'm putting this card away for Halloween!

Sunday, 20 March 2016

Lovely Embossing!

Our new challenge at One Stitch At A Time this week is Anything Goes With Embossing.

Well, I just love getting my embossing folders out and having a play. I found my Couture Creation embossing folder and used this as the base for my image. This shoe image comes from a beautiful set of 4 designed by Ike and you can find them here. I know you will love this set as much as I do and check out the previous weeks blog posting where another of my teamies, Nikkie  has used one of them in a fabulous way. Enter our easy competition and you could win a $10 voucher to use in the store.

I've coloured the image with various pinks and green Promarkers and cut the oval with the centre die from Heartfelt Creations Eyelet Ovals. The outer die cut is from the same set and matches perfectly, these can be bought easily on the internet now. Lots of pearls and some Wild Orchid Crafts to finish.

Sunday, 6 March 2016

Happy Mothers Day

A bittersweet day for me without Paul but joy in the children and grandchildren I have. I dedicate this blog post to all those without their Mums, sons and daughters.

Our challenge this week is Anything Goes With Fancy Borders. For my image I chose to use Delightful Daisies and I've coloured my image with several Promarkers. I used one of the brackets from Spellbinders Brackets One to create the cut out border and then used a yellow ink pad by Marvy for the edges.  The tiny flowers are from a die by Sue Wilson called Cornflower and go perfectly with one of my Cheery Lynn strip dies.

Please pop over to our blog here and see the other fabulous creations from my teamies and enter into our challenge.

Sunday, 21 February 2016

Sunday and it's time for a new challenge

Sunday and it's time for a new challenge at One Stitch At A Time.  Our theme this week is Anything goes with 3 D. It can be a box, a bag or a pop-up box.  My team mates at OSAAT have come up with some fabulous ideas so please check them out here at the challenge blog.

For my little gift bag I chose to use Tropical Ice Cream Cone by Crafty Girl Creations.

I chose a simple little white gift bag and covered it with a piece of Pink Petticoat paper with little seaside huts on. Its not available anymore as the Pink Petticoat site has closed.

I coloured the image with a mix of Copics and Promarkers and although you can't see it in the dull natural light the ice cream sparkles with some clear Wink of Stella.I self generated the the two little sentiments and cut them out with a fish tail banner from Cheery Lynn designs

Tuesday, 9 February 2016

Happy Birthday, Sunshine!

It was one of my son's birthday yesterday the 8th of February.  Just a reminder of the card I made for him using the Graphic 45 Kraft paper pad. Its a lovely grungy pad and perfect for mens cards.

I cut the three cards out and distressed the edges and inked with some of Tim Holtz Gathered Twigs ink.  The die at the back of the cards a Sue Wilson Heraldic Square, perfect for these playing cards to sit on. I think the tag is by Sue Wilson too.

He was pleased as there isn't another one like it!

Love Is In The Air

Love is in the Air is the title of the latest challenge over at the One Stitch at A Time blog.

For my card this week I chose to use Menhdi Heart digital stamp pack and with it there are also some gorgeous backing papers too, you can find it right here

As I wanted the heart to really stand out I've used a paper from The Lake House pad by Kaisercraft.
My little sentiment is from the words of a son by Celine Dion that just happened to be playing when looking for something to write. Some skeleton style leaves and a lovely prima flower to match.

Please pop over to the OSAAT blog and have a look at the fabulous creations by our team members and have a go at our challenge, we would love to see what you create.

Sunday, 24 January 2016

The Time Has Just Flown By

Its been been nearly two months since my last blog post, so much has happened. I had a really bad fall at home and hurt my back very badly. I was hoping to recover fairly quickly as we had an 8 hour flight to Toronto to spend Christmas with family.

I made it and had a magical stay. I was only back a few days and went down with a severe chest infection which had me knocking at the doctors door. That has now mostly cleared up and I am back creating cards again.

For our Challenge *254 Tic Tac Toe at OSAAT this week I chose BBkakes Baby Bug and you can find here.

I've coloured this little sweetie in shades of blue Promakers and added a little Wink of Stella on her antenna. The letters are by Spellbinders.

Blogger is plaing up for me at the moment, so I am going to post this without any further amendments.

Just another card from before, I love this image.

Sunday, 29 November 2015

Nearly that time of the year!

I hope that wherever you are in the country you are safe and warm. The wind is blowing a good 'un outside.

This is our penultimate challenge before we close down for the Christmas festivities. Our theme this week is Anything Goes with Winter.

I tripped over a carpet recently and did quite a bit of damage to the muscles in my back. So Ive tried to fin something a little simple.  I've used Panda Bear Designs Christmas Snow Paper Pack.  As I already had the Tattered Lace Winter Wishes cut and in my stash I've used blue tones. The little bag can be picked up in any decent craft shop, I think they are by Papermania. The tag is from Spellbinders Baby Bunting and the poinsettia is by Sue Wilson. Very handy for last minute gifts.

Monday, 26 October 2015

Playing Catch-Up

It's been a busy few weeks since my last post so here's my catch-up post to get me back on track.

The present challenge at OAAT is Anything goes with Halloween Colours and for my card I chose 'Catular by Ikes Art.  You can find this brilliant image here in the Stitchy Bear's Digital Outlet Store.

I'm sending this card to my granddaughters for Halloween as they own two lovely cats.

I cut a couple of square from Creative Expressions - Sue Wilson's Pierced Squares to mount my image on. The ribbon I found in a Dollar Tree store in St. Pete's Beach in Florida where I had been staying with a great bunch of friends.  The exchange rate was pretty good so a few spools of ribbon jumped in my basket. The sentiments are self generated. I love the purple and orange colours together at anytime of the year.

My second card was made for the recent Breast Awareness Week which took place when I was in the US.

The sentiment I found on the internet and those of you who know me understand that I love the perfect words for a card.  This card could be sent to anyone who is feeling alone in their treatment.

The lovely tulips image is called Whisper of Tulips by Kaz Kraftz and perfect for giving.

This Saturday we had afternoon tea on a Thames barge moored at Hythe Quay in Maldon, Essex.  We do enjoy ourselves and it was lovely catching up friends we haven't seen for a while.  Off out for another afternoon tea with family this week and looking forward to the first week of November when it's afternoon tea yet again at my niece's house celebrating the finish of her new extension. How did I ever find time to go to work????