Thursday, 25 April 2013

Rudolph Day 4 - Something Different....

Rudolph Day is here again. This isn't my usual style, but it came to me when I was using up the remainder of some freebies from a magazine.  I embossed the white card with my Christmas embossing folder and added some pretty Christmas ribbon (bargain 50p!).

I added some lovely red metallic tape from the baubles (the ones I had from last year which I wasn't sure what to do with - I've used them loads this year!)....and then added the red/white baubles and the heart. 

As I said not my usual style but I like it!  I was wondering if I should've put a mat underneath it - after I made it of course - what do you think?  Plain or matted and layered?


Wednesday, 24 April 2013


Yes, it's another WOYWW already - can you believe how quickly they come around? No, me neither.

So, here's what is on my worktray/workbed this week.  I made a couple of quick cards last night to say "Thank you" to some special friends.  Also a birthday card too.

Meanwhile, here's the finished card you saw the beginnings of last week.  I hope you approve/like it.  I love that cute little bear in his wellies chillaxing in the deckchair...cute huh!  Still trying to find out what the backing paper is called if anyone knows!

Thanks also to my lovely friend Gill, who has just sent me some more cards to help out my charity cardmaking efforts.  The more the merrier!  They all sell and help raise funds for charities who are going through hard times in this cash reduced time we're all NOT enjoying!
Also thanks for the lovely bottles of gloriousness, I've already used them on two cards, which you'll see soon on this little 'ole blog o'mine!!

Wednesday, 17 April 2013


Sorry about the photo, it is a bit dark here!

Here's what is on my work tray today for WOYWW with Julia.  It's for a lovely friends birthday - I think it might be a big number this time!!!  How scary are they?!?!?!

I've got a few things going on here to be honest, I never work on just one card!  I usually have a few items ready for the next one that is being designed in my head! 

If anyone knows what the name of this backing paper is, I'd love to know as I only have one sheet of it left (I got it in a bargain sale!).  You know me and my bargains!


Tuesday, 16 April 2013

Look What I Won...!!!

Yes!  I won some Spellbinders from Crimson Cloud - aren't I a lucky girl...!!!!  There were two available for their 2nd Anniversary Blog Candy and I won!!!

You will be seeing these soon on my cards!! Yay!!!!

Tuesday, 9 April 2013


As it's now Wednesday, it's time for WOYWW.  Check out the link to find out more about WOYWW and Queen Julia!

I've had these decoupage items for a while and decided now was the time to use them up and raise more funds for charity!  I think they are Honey and Hugs, so cute huh.  I used lots of foam pads as you can see by the little pile sitting there waiting to be spread all over the house a la Queen Julia!

I used this new style of ribbon design, I was hoping to cut down the cost of postage, butI'm sure putting on the extra bling hasn't helped!  I had a wonderful Easter surprise of some crafty items from my lovely friend Gill, and she had enclosed some smaller foam pads (smaller in height) and they are superb!  I'm going to do a test run in town at the Post Office and see if they help keep the postage down in the standard rate.

I posted a couple of cards going to the UK the other day, and they cost me 90p each - the lady in front of me had a card going to Cyprus and hers only cost 80p!!!!  How ridiculous is that then?!?!?!

Here's my 'smile of the week', I went to a Photographic Exhibition which was held in a church and I just had to take some photos of the stained glass windows.  Aren't they glorious!!!!  It was only on my mobile phone so not brilliant, but you can see how good they are above.  My Uncle used to be the President of the Society so it's somewhere we always like to go.


Friday, 5 April 2013

Some Easter cards and 'out of my comfort zone' cards!

Here's a not very good photo of some of my Easter cards. I showed you a few I made a couple of weeks back, but these were added when two people said to me "Do you have any spare Easter cards left?" so I had to make them quick!  I think they're cute though so my quick makes made Easter special.

This is something new to me.  First I don't normally make 'flower' cards, but thought I'd have a go at them as I just loved this freebie image I picked up.  I then used my circular nesties to cut out the middle flower and just coloured that one image.  I used foam pads to raise it up although you can't see it too well in these photos.

I used some of my freebie paper pack I got from a craft magazine many moons ago  now.  I'm almost finished as there is only one page left with a few pieces of the other pages too.  The black really shows up the lacy tape.

I hope you like them and enjoy!

Wednesday, 3 April 2013


This is what is on my worktray for WOYWW this week - guess who wanted to be in the middle of the crafting area on my bed then?!?!?! Yep, you guessed it, our little Domi.  She loves to be in the middle of everything wondering when her next meal will be.  Her thyroid problem is costing me a fortune!!  She's worth every penny though so I don't mind.

As I didn't manage to get on in time for WOYWW last week, here's what was on the tray - full of Easter treats!  All waiting to be made into something so I just had to share it with you all.  Of course, I can't eat any of them, but it was nice smelling the chcolate as I made them into......

Chcoclate Bunny Treat Packs!!!  Well, with help from Domi of course LOL!  I thought they looked really cute all together.  I used some "Accessorize" stickers to make their lovely noses.  Each one has a different expression and those teeth really make me laugh!  I used card candi to make the little paws.

All of the recipients enjoyed the chocolate treat bunnies - Domi loves giving little pressies too.  She manages to stretch her pocket money really well don't you think?!?!!?

Oh dear, I think I hear the tumbleweed moving as the men in the white coats try to locate me!