Saturday, 29 October 2011

Sorry - Delays possible announcement...!

Hi Everyone

Just thought I'd post a short note to say there will be a slow down from me as I've spent most of the last two days in hospital.  I thought it was related to my Cancer, but it appears that I have a DVT in my good leg (which according to the Ultrasound Team, is now my very bad leg and my bad leg is still my bad leg!!! LOL!!!).

I will try to post every now and then, but as I craft on my bed with trays, my leg in one position for a while is not allowed according to the Doctor so I have to abide by the rules.

I've been given a list of do's and don'ts and have to inject myself and also take more medications (as if I don't have enough already!), along with more blood tests at the hospital.

Anyway, just so you don't think I've fallen off the edge of the world....!  I'm still here and will be checking in with you all as and when I can.

Thanks for not desserting me and being patient.....


Wednesday, 26 October 2011


Welcome all WOYWW'ers!!!  Here's the huge coins, all Halloween'd Up!  I cut some Nesties (don't look too close as some of them got a bit squished as my hands are still playing up).  I only had this small piece of black card in my stash so hence it had to be made up 'as is'. 
I put them in small plastic wallet type cases (my Aunt gave them to me as she saves all items which might be useful for my crafting!). 

Here's my little work tray, all buried under Oozing eyeballs....ferocious fangs.....
and more bats and the coin fronts all made up.  All made and ready for Halloween now....trick or treat....!

Enjoy WOYWW!

Tuesday, 25 October 2011

Oozing Eyeballs and Ferocious Fangs!

 Here's the first of the Halloween items I've been making.  I've been on the hunt for some black card but everywhere I've been has sold out - hence the dark blue.  As it'll be night-time I don't think people will notice too much!

I was going to stick the big coins on the back of the little bats, but decided to just make the chocolate fangs go a lot further by making them into bats teeth!  Fairly simple, no templates, just me and a pair of scissors and a silver metallic pen (left from Christmas last year!).
I was going to use the ooooozing eyeballs to make the bats eyes, but once I'd opened the packet I noticed they didn't have any coloured parts of the eye, only white marshmallow instead.  So Plan B it is then....!  I decided to make up sweetie bags with the eyes and fangs, using my Labels Nesties to make the top, handwritten with "Ooozing eyes and ferocious fangs" on the front and Happy Halloween on the back.

My brother has tried the oozing eyeballs and said they are great, you get about 25 in a bag for £1 so pretty good value.

I've got more to show you tomorrow with the huge coins and also it'll be WOYWW so you will see not a lot of the work tray with these around!!!


Wednesday, 19 October 2011


Not a lot on my WOYWW today guys and gals! This is just some card snippets I'm going to emboss for a daughter of a friend of ours who is into crafting.  I'm helping her with backing papers, embellies, stickers, nesties, punched card (I have two punches - one MS and one EK Success).  Any bits that will help her have a play around goes into the decorated envelope!
Here's another little item I'm working on - Halloween - I like giving little pressies to people at any time of the year, but just love these chocolate fangs and halloween decorated coins!  You'll probably see what I do with them later on....!

I'm also working on another special card, as if you didn't guess, but my hands are playing up a lot, so it's taking me longer to do everything, so I apologise for the lack of posts lately!

Welcome to my new followers too, it's amazing I now have over 100.  I know it might be a little late, but I'm going to put together a little surprise for you all..... :-)


Tuesday, 18 October 2011

Plain and Simple....really...!

This time it's a card I made just for fun!  I loved the image which the fantastic Shirley sent me (along with many others for my cancer charity cards - thanks Shirley!).  I made the sentiment on the PC and just layered it onto matching card.

Adding a few gems for bling (as I seem to have to have now - Delilah's influence there!) and a pretty little flower I got in a Craft Sale (loads in a bag for 50p!!).  We all love a bargain don't we!

I also got a lovely parcel from my friend Di recently, a gorgeous TH Ink Pad and brushes - once I've had a practice you'll be seeing some of those coming soon.  Also a new Stickles to try - I use them SOOOOO much in my cardmaking just in case you've not noticed yet LOL!!!  I've got problems with my fingers locking up (gets worse in the cold weather) so have to take it a bit at a time, hence not so many cards lately.


Wednesday, 12 October 2011


Another WOYWW and as promised, here is the finished wedding card which you've seen in progress along the way.  Don't worry, the glitter looks blue in the photo but in reality it's more clear so that it looks lovely on the white card.
 I kept it fairly simple, but elaborate at the same time if you know what I mean!  I have mainly two colours, the burgundy and the white, with red gems as highlights to bring it all together (I hope I have anyway!).
 I found these little tiny gems in a Hobbycraft sale (bargain 99p for thousands of the things!).  I had to just stick the needle in the box and hoped it'd pick up some of them because there was no way I could put them on with my hands!  I'm pleased to say it worked too - phew!
 Here's the little tray surrounded by  bits and pieces as I was working, so you can see I don't just keep to the tray all the time!
 Back to my little tray, and here's something I'm working on for my next project.  I keep changing my mind about it, so it might not reflect what you see in the final card LOL!!!!

Oh BTW, I went to my Aunt's 80th Birthday Party and my cards had pride of place on the mantlepiece, and she came up to tell me how much she loves them.  My other cards I've made (like the Easter one etc) are also still on there amongst the birthday cards.  I love it when someone really appreciates all the hard work and effort you've made.  My cheshire cat grin is still there!!!

Hope you're all enjoying WOYWW and look forward to seeing your comments.  It makes my day to see what other people say about my crafting. 

Thanks also to my new followers!!!!  Welcome to you one and cheer me up no end, knowing that people are enjoying seeing what I make on my little trays on my bed!

Enjoy! :-)

Wednesday, 5 October 2011


Doesn't this look nice and neat!!!
Well it's another WOYWW already!!! Hop over to Julia's blog to see what we're all talking about.

So what's going on with my little tray today?  Yes, it's more of the wedding card!  It's been so hot here lately and it's completely wiped me out, my body just closes down on me when it's hot and I just wilt like a drooping wallflower gasping for the watering can....quick...!!!

Hence there's not been a lot done to it so far, I've had a rethink on several things whilst getting all the bits together, I've coloured the images I want with my trusty Promarkers and have done some Cuttlebugging (is there such a word? how do I come up with them?!?!?).  Hopefully next time (if one thing I'm waiting for arrives soon!) then you'll see the finished product! 

Don't worry, the little Humphrey image is not for the wedding card - it's for something else I'm working on at the same time, multi-tasking wahoo!!!

Have fun on WOYWW everyone!