Wednesday, 25 July 2012


Another WOYWW comes swinging by...!!  Go and have a look at Julia's desk, it has sunshine on it - how amazing is that?!?!?!  If you check it out, watch out, you might become addicted!!!! 

Here's a nice clean'ish tray on my work-bed for you all.  I've really got into this MS PATP and it sets a card off nicely.  It's a bit too girly for male cards, so I need to find a set which is more male orientated.  Any ideas?  I used another punched piece as the base for the wedding card (see previous post) where I was searching for bronze card for ages.  Yes, it's finally finished, go and check it out!
The little PB kitties are destined for a Wedding Anniversary card which will be posted for real and also in the virtual world which is this blog of mine!  I just love this stamp, it's one of my favourites.

I had some offcuts from the wedding card in my 'offcuts bag' so as I always try to use up all the little bits they were left to inspire me.

Keep cool and carry on!


Tuesday, 24 July 2012

A Wedding Snippet Card

Well I finally found the bronze coloured card I've been searching for and here is the end result of the cardmaking sessions (I had to do it in a few sessions rather than one long one - my leg it doth protest too much!).
I'm putting this one in to the Snippet Challenge  I've not done any for a while, but am hoping to catch up with this one!  I used lots of white card offcuts and even made the horse shoe myself with a little amendment to the diecut pieces!
After making the card front and the base, I thought I'd best confirm the name of the groom, I know the bride well but not the groom.  So after speaking to a mutual friend, I was stunned to hear that the wedding is off.  Arggghhh!!!!  Anyone need a bronze wedding card?!?!?!

Thought I'd enter this into a couple of challenges as follows:

4 Crafty Chicls - Wedding
DL Art - Wedding


Wednesday, 18 July 2012


Welcome to all my new followers lately.  I've had a snoop at your blogs and the creative talent out there is amazing!  It's lovely to know that we all support each other too - crafters are a great bunch of peeps!

Here comes another WOYWW with Julia.  I managed to do a little crafting this week, easing into it gently again with the 2nd DVT.  I've got some lovely digi stamps in a sale and am going to go outside of my comfort zone and do some I'd never even thought of using before.  Keep with me and you'll see them later on.....
I forgot to mention last time that the gorgeous parcel I received from Julia had some amazing tape on the outside of the box, have a look here...... had little moustaches on it - how fun is that!  Beats plain old brown parcel tape any day huh!!

Well off to the hospital again now, will post when I can....


Tuesday, 17 July 2012

Come On the Bears....

I got this lovely little bear stamp in the sale I went to.  He's so cute and you can make him into any football team colours you like.  I tried to keep them simple, but I have another idea in my head which will be coming on the blog as soon as I've inked him up again!  The gold spots are the bits left on some peel offs I have in my stash.  I use every little bit for the charity cards, nothing is wasted here!
Again the little football stickers came from Woolworths - remember Woolworths?  I miss that shop so much you could get anything you needed in there.  The sentiment on the orange card came from the Forever Friends Topper Set I got for 50p...not a bad buy!  I've used nearly all of the bits with just a few little ones to go now. Waste not want not....!


Friday, 13 July 2012

The other Wedding Card...

Sorry the photo isn't very good on this one, it's the other wedding card I made which you saw the makings of on my WOYWW desk.  I've now got another wedding card to make (they all come at once don't they!). 
Any ideas appreciated....!!


Blinged Up Cards!

As promised, here are two of the 'blinged up' cards I recently made.  I've had these die cuts for many moons now.  I got them before I had my own little pink Cuttlebug.  I added some little gems to them and put them onto a black and a white cardstock background.  The big silver diecuts were from Gill - thanks Gill!

Not sure which one looks the best, but they will both sell for the charities that I donate too.  The ribbon was a bargain - 20p for about 2 metres.  There were different colours so I picked out a couple.  Shame the shop has closed down now.  I miss that one - it always had loads of bargains, perhaps that's why it closed who knows.

More cards to follow, got a few done pre-DVT.  I'm hoping to be able to do some short crafting sessions soon so the blog will continue on!


Wednesday, 11 July 2012


First of all a BIG THANK YOU to Queen Julia for the absolutely gorgeous Christmas Cards she sent me for the charities - such a lovely inspirational parcel there!!!  They will love them at the Christmas Fayre, of that you can be sure!

Well not a lot is going happening on my WOYWW worktrays at the moment, just a few different papers I was sorting through, ready to make more animal cards for the charities next fayre.

I did try to craft on the bed but found it a bit difficult - it was the same with the last DVT.  I'll be posting some "cards I made earlier" soon though,

I'm off on a wander now, have fun everyone!


Monday, 9 July 2012

A surprise....

This arrived in the post a while back, but it was so lovely I thought I'd share it all with you.  Inside were some lovely stamped images from the generous Kelly.  It was so wonderful to receive a superbly wrapped present and all the images are just great for my charity cards.

Thank you Kelly!!!

Thursday, 5 July 2012

A lttle Sherbet Pip...!!

First I'd like to thank you all for the lovely comments, the good karma wishes from around the world are working.  One of my hospitals rang up and said not to come today, but come on Monday instead, so a couple of days free....yahooooo!!!!!
Do you remember Shertbert Pips - mmmmm - lovely!!!   I got some of these delightful Pips for Christmas, and I think this one is called "Honey Pip".  This is also one of my first efforts at doing clouds - I'm getting there.  What do you think?

I'm going to add this to the "Snippets Challenge" and keep my fingers crossed that it works this time.
Thanks again for the lovely comments from all of you who care, it's like a big blanket of hugs around my poorly body!

Remember this card from a while back - does anyone know where the butterflies are from?  Are they a punch? or a die cut?  If anyone could tell me, I'd appreciate it.  I'm doing another special wedding card and need some more butterflies quick!!!


Wednesday, 4 July 2012

WOYWW 161 and a BIG Thank You!

First of all, thank you to so many of you who sent me lovely wishes for my health issues.  It's like having a huge great big blanket of care around you which helps believe me.  Who would've thought that people all over the world are sending good karma across the oceans and miles for me and my poorly body.  At least my mind is still active - ahem - well almost - I think!!  It is lovely to know that so many of you also understand my problems and that my health comes first.  It's so easy to get the wrong end of the stick with the written word.

It's that time again - and I'm hopping in here before another hospital visit.  I've got four visits this week which isn't bad!  Also, I've got my appointment through for the kidney failure too, although the first appointment they had is at the end of the month.  I took it as I need my kidneys to work properly as not much else is at the moment LOL!!!!!

Anyway, where was I - oh yes, WOYWW over at Julia's place.  Go and have a look and I bet you'll become addicted - the same as the rest of us!

On my work tray this time, we have another charity card, I found some lovely little die cuts (from before I had a Cuttlebug - these ones came from a holiday my Aunt and Mum went on and bought me back loads of goodies when they came across a craft fair on the pier by the seaside).  I blinged (is that such a word?!?!?) them up a bit with gemstones and you'll see the cards soon when I post them.

Have fun everyone!!!!

Tuesday, 3 July 2012

It's all Purple Today....

Another "Use Up" card.  I've had this backing paper (free from a magazine) a while, and just added some gold peel off flowers to the centres to make them stand out.  That's the end of that peel off sheet now.

The little girl was in my 'already stamped and coloured box' and just waiting for the right paper which is here.  I used my heart embossing folder on the paper card and it all came together quite nicely.


Sunday, 1 July 2012

A Birthday Card for Gill.....

Luckily I've already for a few cards I've made which I can post to help the DVT leg again.

I made this one for my wonderful friend Gill.  It's a real "Snippets" card and I've used lots of bits and pieces from my stash on here.  I was given the little bee many moons ago, and the wooden embellishment came from The Craft Fairy.

As the birthday has been and gone, I can now post the card on my blog.