Monday, 10 March 2014


     Hello again and ooh lovely sunshine but hmmm where's my mojo gone. Working on the Mother's Day cards at the moment....will post pic's when done, but after a slow start to the day thought I'd share something from the archive.
     This was a previous years cards, blue for my mum and red for the mother in law.
     Crafters Companion cd provided me with the popcorn bear images and the lettering. Trusty die cutting to finish off. Well off the sniff some more glue and get this years done so catch you soon. Have fun in the sunshine and enjoy :) xxxxxx

Saturday, 8 March 2014

NEW BABY how special

     Morning and OH NO where is the heatwave, certainly not here is Stockport, BUT on the upside its not raining and the washing is blowing on the line.
     Well for today this is a special one as a surprise request I was given for a New Baby card.
     Well here is is. I used as ever my trusty dies. The booties are Marrianne as is the pin. The bow is from the new Sue Wilson bow range, and the rest are spellbinders. Crafters Companion quilted embossalious embossing folder for the background.
     I also made a matching box........
     Using the Tattered Lace Rocking Horse die, the Marrianne Baby, and I added the initials of Mum, Dad and big Sister for the personal extra touch. I lined the box with the matching quilted embossed card and the corners as on the card from a Cheery Lyn corners die set.
     The back of the card I used the rocking horse again.......
.....but then I wanted the inside to be a little bit special too, so a dug out my peg stamps and decorated the insert......

     I was pleased with the finished set, which as crafters you know isn't always how you feel about your projects perhaps, but as a big Sister myself didn't want the new Sister to feel left out so I made this little card for her as a keepsake and to help make her feel special and part of the happy event too.

    Well guys that is it for today. So whatever your doing I hope you enjoy. Stay safe and keep crafting xxxxx

Friday, 7 March 2014


     Today I thought I'd share my friends son's birthday card. We always say men & boys are hard to make for, well for me I have no option. Mother to a boy and of  course Hubby I'm surrounded by some fabulous fella's. So with them in mind today is a boys card.
     A keen gamer and loving his music this seemed the perfect combination for him. The image if I remember correctly is from Crafts-u-print. The numbers I cut on my Cricut and the music notes are a Memory Box die cut in black card.
     Then using a Marrianne die I popped a very important music reference on the back. If his Mum see's this she will understand how important that is in her family :) eh Sis xxx
     Well that's todays post maybe I'll go for another male card tomorrow, although I'm about to drop a commission off later today and might show that, we'll see eh......perhaps you can drop by tomorrow and take a look. Bye for now and happy crafting xxxxxxx

Thursday, 6 March 2014


     Good afternoon from a blooming miserable Stockport, cold and grey, perfect for a crafting day eh. Well posting today because I can seems to be my only motivation. Have a nosey and see what you think.
This I made for a friends son's birthday. I used the Martha Stewart circle punch to create the patterned circles and my Spellbinders Nestabillites to give them a background. It was then out with my trusty and much underused Cricut for the phrase and the alphabet and number.
     I added die cut animals to the reverse so it could swing around if it was needed to and just used ribbon and gemstones to embellish it and make it catch the light more.
     Hope it inspires you and thanks again for dropping by, enjoy your day whatever it brings your way xxxxx

Wednesday, 5 March 2014


     Good afternoon, hope your day is moving along nicely for you. I was a sunshine day here but oh so chilly but grrrrr grey sky is back now and hmmm think its cardigan time :).
     Thought I'd share this card with you today which was made for a nurse I worked with.
     The dies are mostly Spellbinder s, including the embossing folder I used to emboss the snow white pearl card from Crafters Companions
      Cheery Lyn corners, with Tonic roses and the oval on the back of the card is a Sizzix die.
     For those of you who might recognise, nestled in with the flowers I borrowed a cannula bung and the wrapper was added on the right under the sentiment with some bandage. Thought it added to the theme and if nothing else would remind her of us all.
     Well thats the peek for today, hope you enjoyed it and might call back soon and I will do my best to keep blogging :) xxxx Stay safe and have fun xxxx

Tuesday, 4 March 2014


     Well hello from a dull and grey and drizzly day in Stockport, oh how I prefer the sunshine to lift your spirits, but enough doom and gloom lets make our own sunshine and sniff some glue eh.
     Today's card is the one I made for my Mum's birthday. She loves blue so easy colour choice for me to make. Here's a look.

     Once again Crafters Companion snow white card, with a backer of blue pearlized from a Docrafts pack. Then I used the Anja dies to cut the corners and edge by Marrianne dies. Finished with Spellbinders daisy dies and dazzlers as flower centres. Cheery Lyn leaf swirl and Martha Stewart paper clay butterflies and bows glittered and the Mum word to add more dimension.
     You crafters all know that sometimes you start a card and when its done you look and say did I do that, well this has been one of those better ones that I have completed for sure.
     Thanks for looking and promise to be back soon xxxxxx

Monday, 3 March 2014


     Well can you believe twice in a row, can she sustain this momentum they ask ha ha. Thought I'd pop on a Wedding card I was asked to make, some of you may have seen this already but I would just like to pop it on my blog.
     I used Crafters Companions snow white pearl card and some silver mirri to highlight. The dies are a mixture of Tattered Lace Bells, Horseshoe, Doves and of course Bride & Groom. The tag is a Spellbinders, and the rings are a Marrianne die. The lattice background is a Cheery Lyn die and the ivy corners are once again Marriane. The lilac bows are the paper clay and molds from Martha Stewart.

     I then used one of the Anne Marie Design 8 x 8 boxes to make it a keepsake card, and embossed some of the same card with a Crafters Companion 8 x 8 embossing folder
     Hope you might find some inspiration from it and thank you again for popping by, will try and add another tomorrow or very soon.
     Bye for now and hope you enjoy a very happy and crafty day Hugs xxxxxxx