A big thank you to all my followers

Saturday, 29 October 2011


                                                                              This week at the Less is More site the challenge is stars,which tied in nicely with something I have been mulling over this week.so off I go this morning and 20 mins later all made ....3 hours later finally posting it ! The ice blue paper (which just looks white in the photo) has a sheen, the mirri card has a sheen and the embossed tree reflected the light as well, Oh and lets not forget the stars they twinkled too !! so this is the best I could do and yes the corner had to be trimmed as with all the faffing about I bent it.But think these being so simple to make might be my cards for this year !
You can't really see the organza ribbon at the side or the glittery merry Christmas in the photo as you can in RL  but sorry had had enough,Hee he now off to get ready going out for a meal with friends ..... so will have a proper look 2morro (oops too much texting) at all your fabulous creations and will be working all week next week so apologies if I am slow with my commenting and a big thank you to all that left kind comments last week x x

Monday, 24 October 2011

Purple and embossing calendar week 7

 This weeks challenge at the Craft Barn is purple and embossing and had an idea but couldn't decide which way to go so did them both! (Though must say that on the blog the dark purple background looks much better while in real life it's the paler one- it also shows the embossing better too)
July always reminds me of the holidays- 6 weeks in my case!So decided to do a calendar of the men in my life with pics from this years holiday as this will probably be the last with our oldest as he's now at uni.  
Lastly thank you very much for your kind comments on last weeks calendar page they were very much appreciated x

Saturday, 22 October 2011

Polka Dots

This weeks challenge at Less is more of polka dots fitted in perfectly with me this week as had intended to make an anniversary card for a friend but because it was an easel card decided that it might not fit the challenge so I made the top one instead very similar as you can see!
The polka dots were with the cuttlebug and the images and ink(sahara sand) are  SU ones.The wedding rings were given to me by someone who has given up card making(can you believe that!!) and of course just had to add a little bit of bling on the flowers and butterfly sooo not like me lol.
Thanks again to all who commented on my take of the cocktail challenge love reading them and appreciate all the tips that you give me x

Wednesday, 19 October 2011

Lace and turquoise

 Just like to say to all the people that are taking part in the Craft Barn calendar challenge a big thank you for all  the lovely comments that you have given me and this week please take pity on me :-) this page is pretty dire!! but really did struggle with the Lace and Turquoise(can't even get the spelling of the word right!) theme.Actually until I found the lace vellum paper was going to give it a miss So here it is, used lace vellum over the turquoise card and that made me think of weddings don't know why,and before I knew it I had added pearls and flowers and butterflies and because you couldn't see the butterflies in the photograph very well added the smaller ones to make them stand out a bit and more.Then a bit of bling - can't have a wedding without bling can you ...and that's it.Lets hope next weeks challenge is a bit easier hee he x 

Sunday, 16 October 2011


3 parts Courage
2 parts Talent
1 part Intellect

And a Splash of Impishness

Finish off with an olive (this part i agree with love olives!!)
The rest well not too sure but would love to think so! :-0

Gosh ladies you don't half know how to stump us!This week the Less is more Challenge is to make a card with cocktails as the theme -  of course I don't have anything to do with cocktails ( meaning card wise i hasten to add) animal or even as some of you clever people have done, dresses ,so thought I'd download an image - this one with all my scribbles on it,.Then while the boys and hubby were busy building flat pack units for one of the boy's rooms (and I would just be in the way) I decided to have a bash at drawing it,coloured it with promarkers and chalks though in real life it is much paler any one else find that happens when it comes up on the screen ?? .Then printed out a list of some cocktails,stuck on a big fat gem and some stickles for fizz and there you have it,my take on this weeks challenge
            ... hope you like it! and once more thank you for all your lovely comments last week and a big thank you to Liz for becoming my 14th follower x

Wednesday, 12 October 2011

Calendar challenge 1

This was one was a real struggle for me as when I saw week 1 at the Craft Barn calendar challenge I hadn't a clue what crackle was (still don't if I'm honest!)but after getting suggestions from Isa had a look around and what I came up with was crackle nail polish!and it worked believe it or not but only on shiny paper, you might have to zoom in to see it ,ended up putting it round the edges of the mirror card tried everywhere but couldn't be seen clearly enough.So not really happy with it but hey ho it's done now and if you really stretch your imagination we could pretend its frost around the card lol
So this is my take on Blue and crackle. x

Monday, 10 October 2011

Calendar challenge Pink and Birds

Really got into the swing of this calendar challenge at the Craft Barn and think this is my favourite  so far,though will be honest at first the bird part stumped me until I remembered the humming bird that was a free download from a magazine and have never used -but  will from now on I think it looks great and so easy to make..Stamp was once again a bargain basket one.
Well hope you like it x

P.s off to have a play with new stamps etc that I bought with my voucher from The Craft Barn many thanks again to them x

Saturday, 8 October 2011




Hi everyone a really grotty day here in Aberdeen (if you're reading Suze while toasting in Malaysia- lucky you!)so spent most of the day making this card what a faff though, I'd either get the words right or the heart not both together and I still haven't! This week at Less is  More the card is a one layer with hearts as the theme.
This is my offering for this week-
The colour is rich razzleberry, love this colour because it looks good dark or light and the images are fast becoming a favourite too bought them at  half price and one of my best buys! Added some gems to finish off and think it would suit friends that will soon be celebrating their ruby wedding.
Hope you like it x

Thursday, 6 October 2011

yellow and masks

I am so pleased and delighted to say that I was the lucky winner of the £10 voucher this week and will be checking out the Craft Barn goodies as soon as I've finished posting this:-0 so a big thank you to all at the Craft Barn!
I masked my favourite dandelion stamp with my favourite ink(Japanese bamboo, bought from a bargain basket) and this is my offering for this weeks calendar challenge. x

Sunday, 2 October 2011

The colour of your eyes

This week the challenge at the Less is More site is the colour of your eyes.This one made me chuckle, as it brought back the memory of how in a "romantic moment" (after a wedding) in which my husband described the shade of my brown eyes as reminding him of ...  muddy puddles!!! -I kid you not!Not the most romantic of men my hubby ..
But back to the cards ,wasn't sure if the 18th birthday card would qualify as a muddy puddle colour but as I had just made it for one of my oldest son's friends thought that it sort of made the challenge criteria ,but if not hopefully the other one will, it has the muddy colour but embossed it by mistake with snow glitter so that will just have to be the twinkle in my eye .... and once again a huge thank you to all those that took the time to leave a comment last week .Looking forward to viewing all your  wonderful creations ! x