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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.

Saturday, 28 July 2012


It was my very own sister's birthday yesterday and also my beautiful sis-in-law's too. 

My sister loves a cup of tea, a biscuit or two and a good yak! so It just had to be this part of a collection by Kanban for her card. 

Happy birthday, Doffry!

My beautiful sis-in-law loved her card and it was a so her with all the elements on it as she was and still is very occasionally a bridal-wear designer. 

The main background paper is from a pad called Bookprint by Papermania.  The two mats are stamps by Crafty Individuals whose stamps are so perfect for anything vintage. The dress is a stamp by Kanban that sums Hels up perfectly as she was well-known for her corset designs.  I've used some  Spellbinders die cuts for the pin cushion, scissors and thimble.  The tiny cotton reel I've had for ages, it came with some bits and pieces I bought when I was making ATC's.  Lots of fun had dyeing seam binding with ink and Cosmic Shimmer Mists.

Wednesday, 25 July 2012

A July Birthday

Just a simple little card made for a Red Hat friend.  I love these pre-printed LOTV squares, they are gorgeous.

The card edge has been inked over with a Satin coloured Promarker and I've used a piece of Papermania's Portobello Road collection and the popped the LOTV square on top. I've cut a couple of Spellbinders Anemone Flower die cuts at the top of the card and added a button and bow. A simple SU scalloped oval punch and a Craftwork Cards sentiment to finish and flat enough to go as a large letter.

Tuesday, 24 July 2012

OSAAT Challenge Time Again

It's that time again for a new challenge over at the One Stitch At A Time blog.

Our lovely sponsor this week is:-

with a fabulous prize of £10 voucher to spend in the Joanna Sheen store for the lucky person's entry using a Stitchy Bear image purchased from the shop right here.

There are hundreds and hundreds of prize winning and gorgeous digital images to choose from and lots of fabulous designers.  The runner-up prize chosen from the non-Stitchy creation will be placed in a draw for a $3 prize to spend in the Stitchy Bear store.

For my card I chose to use Dolphin Jump by Floppy Latte Designs, isn't this a perfect image for the theme this week of Sports/Olympic Colours.  As soon as I saw it I thought of synchronised swimming as I've been lucky to see dolphins swimming in the wild.  I took the image and copied it and then flipped it so that I could line it up perfectly side by side.  Just a simple mat and layer effect because it is all about this brilliant image and the Olympics.  I added ribbon and a few card candy to finish.

Go Cav, go Wiggie, go Froomie, do us proud with gold medals in the Velodrome!

I'd like to enter the following:

Scrap Creations-Going Grey with Scrap Creations ~ Water 

My Time to Craft : Challenge 183 ~ Make it Wet

Try It on Tuesday : So Very British  

Creative Stamp Friends ~ Summer Sun Beach and Sea 

Cupcake Craft Challenges - Cupcake 202 ~ The Ocean

Sunday, 15 July 2012

Exciting news

I am absolutely thrilled to have been mentioned on Joanna Sheen's blog and then to learn  that Sue of Beary Dust Stamps, the designer of this gorgeous image, was interested in my card. What! I am over the moon that she liked it that much that it will be winging its way across the pond as soon as possible


During the week I quickly put together a little card for one of my Red hat friends, Sue.  With all the turmoil of this week I forgot to send it so it will be with her as quickly as I can get it in the post.  It's a LOTV image trimmed to fit on a little 5" x 5" card that has been dusted with TH's Bundled Sage distress ink.  I've mounted it onto a piece of the lovely DCWV Lined Closet Stack card, which is a real favourite of mine and then onto a piece of the embossed  Linen Closet Paper.  I couldn't find a blue flower so I've used a Promarker on a flower from my Stash.  A couple of Prima leaves that I've had forever and some pearls on the edge.  The little sentiment is from Craftwork Cards and the gold backing was cut with my trusty SU oval punch.

I hope she likes it.

Sunday, 8 July 2012

OSAAT Challenge #121

It's that time again for a new challenge over at the One Stitch At A Time blog.

Our lovely sponsor this week is:-
with a great prize of three Promarkers for the lucky person's entry that uses a Stitchy Bear image purchased from the shop right here.There are hundreds of gorgeous digital images to choose from lots of fabulous designers.  The runner-up prize chosen from the non-Stitchy creation will be placed in a draw for a $3 prize to spend in the shop.

For my card this week I chose an image from Beary Dust Stamps called Angelina.  Our Theme was Sun - yellow, circles, the sun itself.  Angelina is a gorgeous image to colour with a mix of Promarkers and Copics.  I used a simple scallop edge card and I coloured the edge of the card with yellow Promarker and added a couple of Memory Box die cuts around the edge of a sheet of First Editions Up, Up & Away papers.

I've coloured three ivory cherry blossom flowers from Wild Orhid Crafts with the yellow Promarker to match.  I've added another Memory Box die called La Rue Flourish to echo the feelers on her body. The sentiment is computer generated and it has been glued onto a Spellbinders inverted scallop circle which is great for giving a sun ray effect.  I've taken the photo in full sunlight to give some sparkle. You would think that the day we had some sun would stick in my mind but it doesn't!!!

I would like to enter the following challenges:-

Joanna Sheen Challenge: Going Round in Circles 
ATC's and Cards with Attitude #17 ~ Anything Goes