Friday, 30 May 2008

CCT-Patterned Paper

Sometimes I make a card that I really like & this is one of them!!!
The image is PB,paper is Dovecraft,Retro Florals.I used my Cutter Bee to do the faux stitching & then went over with white gel pen.I added a Craftwork Cards sentiment,stickles & some K&Co gems.The button is Making Memories.
Image is coloured with H2O'S & distress inks.
TFL & have a luvly day :o)x

Thursday, 29 May 2008

Tilda & Friends-Beside the Seaside-ATC...

Goodness! Did anyone else struggle with this weeks theme?!!!!
I eventually settled for the sun stamp & made a lil scene.
Please don't laugh at the badly drawn fish,haha!!!!
TFL :o)xxx

Wednesday, 28 May 2008

CCT-Katharina's Sketch...

This is the very 1st sketch I have ever done & really enjoyed it.
I used MAMBI papers,I luv these & have saved them for ages,but decided to use them,they have bling,denim,leopard print & are soooo scrummy!!!
I used a Tilda image,matted on pearl card that was run through the Cuttlebug ,Tiny Bubbles,folder.The lace is some that is adhesive,from my local craft shop & really enjoying it.Sentiment is a Pebbles Inc,rub on.Main blue card underneath paper is Bazill Bling.
Thankyou for looking :o)xxx

Monday, 26 May 2008

Tilda & Co-Torn....

This is my entry for Tilda & Co,you have to use tearing,this week,so I tore my paper with a tearing scalloped ruler.
Paper is PM Retro Floral,Magnolia image ,rest from stash.
Tfl :o)xxx

Busy B/H Weekend.....

Been really busy here,went to Harewood House,Leeds,yesterday with my Hubby & 2 of his friends,they had a stand at a show,selling their stone garden features,etc.
We were all so tired at the end of the day,think it was all the fresh air!!!
The fellas have all gone bk today for round two,lol!!! I'm staying at home,to craft,where it isn't windy!!!
Not had time to craft,so I have shown you my new PINK shoes instead,teehee!!! (As requested!!!) I wore the ballerina shoes on sat night to go for a meal in & they are a dream!!!! The others are just to wear with my jeans,just pumps,but luv the ditsy pattern on them & they were shouting my name across the shop ;O)
OK! I have been given The Circle of Friends Award by Shelly.I have seen other people with it & think it is really funny,so Thanx v much Shelly,I really appreciate it & that you thought of me,all the way over in France,Mwah!!!
Gonna pass this on to Rach,Denise,Gill,Natalie,Anna.
Then,I have been tagged!!! by Anna (,who is a luvly lady I met at the SU demo,I went to a few weeks ago.Thanx Anna,here goes,lol!!!

The rules of the game get posted at the beginning. Each player answers the questions about themselves. At the end of the post, the player then tags 5-6 people and posts their names, then goes to their blogs and leaves them a comment, letting them know they’ve been tagged and asking them to read your blog.Let the person who tagged you know when you’ve posted your answer.

Erm,trying to think back!!! I was working evenings (7pm-midnight)at Green Flag (motor breakdown svc),getting hme very late,few hours sleep,up early to take kids to school & feeling very shattered!

1-Wash & change our bed.
2-Tidy house
3-Ironing (yuk!)
4-poss take a top bk to shop
5-Craft (cos I missed it v much yesterday,lol!!!)

Well as you all prob know,I have lost almost 3 stone now,so all my snacks are either fruit or low calorie biscuits or crisps !!!

Buy a pretty house in the countryside.
Make sure my Kids, Mum & Dad were ok.
Travel to fabulous hot places.
Buy lots of PINK stuff,inc a car!!!!
Make sure I had every craft product on the market,haha!!!

Just Bradford,was born here & never left!!!!

We were going to move to Spain 2 years ago.We were on tv,Living in the Sun,the BBC found us 3 properties,we luved the 1st property,everything was going fine,but somebody jumped in b4 us & could proceed straight away,our hse wasn't sold here & it all just went pear-shaped.I even went to college & learnt Spanish (got 9/9 in my exam!!!)

I have to pass this on to people now,but think most people have had it so gonna choose my 5 new friends,

Enjoy the rest of the B/H,will be back with a card later :o)xxx

Thursday, 22 May 2008

Tilda & Friends ATC-Birds of a Feather....

Phew! been rushing tonight!!!
Went to Trafford Centre,Manchester, today with my friend & her almost 2 yr old daughter.We had a great shopping day!!!
I bought 2 pairs of shoes & 2 new tops.Guess what colour my shoes are?!!! Yep,indeedy,good old PINK!!!!!!!!!! LOL!!!!
Thought I better get catching up with challenges so this is my entry for Tilda & Friends ATC.
I used the owl & added some lace I bought today.
Thankyou for stopping by :o)xxx

4X4 Friday-Masks...

Running late this week,challenge changes tomorrow,but never used this stamp,so gave it a whirl & luv it! Hope you do too,TFL :O)XXX

Tuesday, 20 May 2008

Tilda & Co...Beads

I thought I should get cracking with this weeks Tilda & Co challenge,they want us to beads on our designs,so I came up with an idea!!!!
I got some unbleached cotton material,stamped Tilda with stazon,then painted her with distress inks,popped her into conservatory to dry & when I went back to get her all the colours had all mingled together,like a bit of a rainbow effect.After studying her for a while,she didn't look too bad,so I have hand-sewn some seed beads around the btm of her t-shirt.I then folded her around a piece of white card & secured at the back.
I'm quite pleased with her,even if she is a bit smudgy,lol!!!
Hope you like her too,TFL :O)X

2 Awards in 1 day! WOW!!!!

Last night I was sooo stunned when I went blog-hopping to find I had been given the "YOU ROCK" award by Marlene,it was soo luvly,then I went over to my friend Natalies blog & she had given me the "KREATIN" award!!!!!!!!!
I was quite overwhelmed,it just proves what I always say "cardmakers are luvly people",you are all so nice & friendly.
Thankyou Marlene & Natalie,I'm feelin the love & sending it right back at ya,girls,lol!!!! :o)xxx
I have to pass these awards on now,so gonna pass them onto,
Gill (
Denise (
Rach (
These are all ladies that are new to blogging,like me & have shown me so much support,they deserve them ;O)xxx
Have a fab day :o)xxx

Sunday, 18 May 2008

High Hopes..Safari...

I think I should go out more often,I have been very busy making cards today,lol!!!!
I luv this lil fella,Denise sent him to me when we swapped images & the sentiment.
I coloured him with distress inks & used BG Boxer paper,leaves were punched with woodware purple punch.Rest from stash.
Paul has started to function again,in last half hour,haha!!!
We never go out normally,so it really does affect us when we do,we are lightweights,teehee!!!!!

Image Swap with Shelly...

Not had chance to show you the luvly card & Pink Petticoat images I got from Shelly in France,so here they are & a card I have made with 1 of the images.
Thanx v much Shelly,will have fun creating with these :o)x

Ssssshhhhh....Don't shout!!!!!

O dear! was my sisters 4oth birthday party last night & me & hubby are suffering greatly today,lol!!!!
It was a really nice party & lots of family came & we were all catching up,singing along to karaoke (well,I only did backing vocals,a few times,hehe!!!)by the time we rolled out of the pub it was 3.15am!!!!!!!!!!
Yep,me ,who is usually tucked up in bed by 10pm most nights.
I was up at 7am so will prob catch up with me later.Paul has relocated from the bed to the sofa!!! He looks a bit green around the gills.
When he manages to stand up, will get him to post my latest pics on here for me,so hopefully be back later :o)xxxxx

Friday, 16 May 2008


This card I made just because he is sooo cute.
He is the new dog "Rufus" from Magnlia & very sweet.
I used Prismas & Sansador to colour him,nesties for layering,paper is BG Blush,rest from stash.
Have a lovely day :o)xxx


This is me in 6 weeks time,when we go back to Turkey,lol!!!!
The theme over on Cute Card Thursday this week is Vacation,so what better than relaxing in a hammock with a cool drink!!!
Image is PB (from swap with Natalie,paper is Stacy Claire Boyd (luvin her papers,pink rub-on border is K&CO,flowers are Prima,sentiment is Woodware,rest from stash.

Thursday, 15 May 2008

Crazy Day...

Well,where to start about yesterday!!!
I took Ruby (my lil girl doggie) to the vets all ready for her x-rays & the "risky" procedure of injecting into her spine,it was awful,I just cried buckets,she was giving me her paw & kissing me & then I had to leave her :o(
They were doing the procedure in the afternoon,so I sat at home blubbing!
I rang them at 3.30pm & they said she was fine & collect her at 6.40pm,so I knew they hadn't had to do the "risky" stuff to her,yey!!!
When we got to the vets he ran through the x-rays with us & showed us that she has arthritis in her neck/spine area & is poss the cause of so much pain,so she is on Codeine & has to be checked on Fri to see if any improvement.There is medication that can be given if it is arthritis,thankfully.
I brought her home & hugged & cuddled her,until she was fed-up of me,lol!!!!
To keep my mind busy,I decided to catch up with the challenges & also make a b'day card from my son & daughter for my sisters 4oth b'day.I had a nice post too,I got my Cuttlebug Hippie Chick alphabet delivered & 4 more ink pads.
Hope you like them all & thankyou for all your messages about Ruby :o)xxx

Tuesday, 13 May 2008

Mum & Sister's Birthdays...

Tomorrow is my Mums birthday ,so made her this Tilda with cake card.Then on Friday it is my sister,Karren's, 40th birthday,then party on Saturday.I made her this party Tilda card.
Hope they like them,popped em some money inside,so they can choose something themselves.
TFL :o)xxx

Image Swap...

I got theses fab images in the post today,from a luvly lady called Denise,she lives in Wales.Not sure if she has a blog,been communicating via email!!!
Will add blog when she gets bk to me.
I got the fabulous Leo the lion stamp from High Hopes in them,was sooo giddy cos I luved him, after seeing Fran's card she made using him.Most of the images are male themed cos I don't really make many mens cards,with me being a bit pink & girly,lol!!!
If anyone else wants to swap,just shout!!! I have some images coming from France too,from Shelly,will show you when they land :o)x

Update on Ruby....

We are back from the vets,Ruby & I!!!!
Vet decided he will do x-rays & inject dye into her spine to show any slipped discs or trapped nerves,but will have more time to do it all tomorrow,9.20am (another early stsrt!!!)
Paul tried to video Ruby when she is yelping,but as you all prob know,nothing happens when you are looking for it!She screamed this morning when she woke up,it was really sad,so the sooner we find out the problem,the quicker she can be treated.
I will be back later with some cards to show,Have a luvly day & thankyou ladies for your kind comments,Ruby sends her luv & a big slobbery kiss ;O)xxx

Monday, 12 May 2008

Magnolia Babies...

Had another fabulous sunny day here,fell asleep in garden this afternoon,lol!!!
Managed to make 2 cards this morning,using the baby images.
Paper is magazine freebie,rest of stuff from stash.
Had to take my lil girl doggie,Ruby,to the vets this morning (9am,yikes!!!),she has been yelping when she does certain movements & can't seem to lift her head up fully,bless her,she breaks my heart.
The vet says poss a nerve,so have to starve her from midnight & take her bk 9am!!! tomorrow,poss for xrays,but will be able to bring her home same day,phew! I can't stand any of my 3 dogs staying in the vets,they are like my children.
It hasn't affected her appetite though,lol!!!!She has been sat eating the left overs of the roast pork joint I cooked for tea!!!
Will let you know what the vet says :o)xxx

Sunday, 11 May 2008

WS Ballerina...Soooo Cutie!!!

I absolutely adore this lil stamp!!!
Natalie sent 2 images to me & here they both are coloured in with Marvy Le Plume pens & waterbrush.
I have to buy this stamp,it is just the cutest.
Hope you like her as much as I do!!! :o)x

Wallet card

Hi everyone,hope you are all enjoying this wonderful weather.
Feels like ages since I made any cards,keep doing bits but would rather sit in the sun.
On my last post I asked if anyone wanted to swap some stamped images & have had a few responses, so decided to make some wallet cards to send them in.I really enjoyed making them so ended up doing 5,lol!!!
The image I have used is from HH (I think?!)& is one that Natalie sent me.
I have coloured it in using distress ink pads & a water brush (Marlene,hope you are proud of me,haha!!!,I am really enjoying this colouring method & have gone a bit mad collecting all the diff colours!!!
If anybody else would like to swap images,I have Penny Blacks,Magnolias,Bellas & some Rachelle Anne Miller.
Thankyou for looking :o)x