Friday, 23 June 2017

Weekend again


Morning

Much cooler yesterday and boy am I glad. Hope you all managed to miss the thunderstorms that were about,  Got quite a wind today but still some sun so that's good, 

Its been so hot of of late that this pigeon  sat in the bird bath for a long time with is tail in the water, Other birds came for a drink but he/ she was not going to move ,








Materials used for this card are, 

  • 18 x 13 cm card blank and envelope, 
  • 10.5 cm orange card stock. 
  • 6 x 4 cm orange card stock,
  • Sepia Versafine ink pad,
  • Spellbinders 3D shading stamp, 

Challenges I will enter this card for are. 
  1. Crafting by Design.   Animals 
  2. Penny's Penny-crafty Challenge Anything goes, 
  3. Crafty Sentiment Challenge Blog. Add a sentiment.
  4. Lemon Shortbread Challenge blog, Challenge #44 Anything goes, 

Close up on the wording 


Material used for this card are,
  • 18 x 13 card blank and envelope,
  • Clear Christmas stamps, { free with magazines } 
  •  Sepia VersaFine ink pad,
  • Black, spice,  cocoa, lemon, praline, magenta promarkers. 
Challenges I will enter this card for are,
  1. Weekly Christmas card Challenge #15
  2. Sweet Stampin' Christmas, June Anything Christmas,
  3.  Merry Monday, Use a bear. 

Wednesday, 21 June 2017

Middle of the week

 Morning,

I cannot believe that its still sunny but not sure how long its going to last as its set to break up soon ,
I have made this card and posted it on here as i know my sister does not see my blog, Birthday is not till next year so hope i remember where i put it lol 







Materials used for this card are,

  • 21 x 15 cm card blank and envelope,
  • 9 x 8 cm white card stock,
  • Tonic waves flourish and sentiment Die set,
  • Sentiment above picture from computer,
  • Myself and May earlier this year, 


Challenges I will enter this card for are,
  1. Lil  Patch of Crafty Friends  Challenge #60 Anything goes, 
  2. " Less is More " Challenge #333 Personalised it,
  3.  Crafting with Dragonflies, #83 Sentiment Main Focus,
  4. Morgans Artwork, Challenge #12 Anything Goes,  

Monday, 19 June 2017

A very hot Monday

Morning ,

 Hope you all had a lovely weekend in the sunshine, Went to see a friend yesterday afternoon and it was to hot to sit in the garden so we had a cold drink and sat in the house, Its always lovely to catch up with people, 

I have used another sketch today this time from the  STAMPlorations Blog. You will find the sketch at the end of the post, 





Materials used for this card are;

  • 21 x 15 cm card blank and envelope,
  • 7.5 x 7.5 cream card stock,
  • Sentiment. tree, & snowdrop clear stamps,
  • Ice white& Rose gold Nuvo fine sheen glitter, 
  • Touch of violet Flower soft glitter frosting,

Challenges I will enter this card for are;
  1.  CHNC Challenge 338 and goes as long as its Christmas 
  2. C.R.A.F.T Challenge 420 -15 June -Christmas,
  3. Christmas At Sweet Stampin June -Anything Christmas, 
  4. Christmas Cards All Year Round, House or Cottage 


Materials used for this card are;
  • 21 x 15 cm card blank and envelope,
  • 21 x 15 pattered paper.
  • 11 x 10.5 cm cream card stock,
  • Tonic Bird dies's
  • Sentiment clear stamp.
Challenges I will enter this card for are;
  1. Brown Sugar Challenge #225 Anything goes, 
  2. Creative Fingers Blog Challenge #132 and Winners #130, 
  3. STAMPlorations Blog. Sketch. 


Sunday, 18 June 2017

Another week Starts,

Morning,
              
                   Firstly I would like to THANK YOU  one and all for the lovely comments that you leave.  

Sure looks like we are getting some summer but for how long who knows, after all you know what this British weather is like lol It does not seem possible that next week is the longest day where is this year going!!!! 



Materials used for this tag are;
  • 13 x 6.5 cm white card stock,
  • Sepia  & onyx black VersaFine ink,
  • Salty Ocean Distress ink,
  • Mermaid wishes clear stamps, ]Free with cardmaking and paper craft ] 
  • Satin Flexmarker,
  • Yellow, tan,cyan, orchid promarkers, 

Challenges I will enter this tag for are;
  1. Go Tag Thursday Tag # 53 Anything goes, 
  2. Moo-Mania & More, Under Water 
  3. Tag You're It #72 -Week one, 
  4. Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps Challenge #386 Mermaids 




Materials used for this card are;

  • 21 x 15 cm card blank and envelope;
  • 12 cm oval white card stock,
  •  Sepia VesaFine,
  •  Tree , Creative Stamping Rubber stamp 
  • Ronda Palazzari Designs stencils 
  • Hickory smoke, brushed corduroy,  tea dye, salty ocean  Distress inks.

Challenge I will enter this card for are,
  1. Crazy Catz, Challenge #375 ATG Optional Twist Spots and strips,
  2. The Male Room Challenge # 62 Technique Off the Edge, 
  3. kraftin' Kimmie Stamps Anything goes,
  4. #TGIFC112 Lets Hear It For The Boys 

Friday, 16 June 2017

Weekend again.


Morning 

              I would firstly like to welcome Cara  as a follower and would love to see you again soon, 

What lovely weather we have been having and long may it continue, I don't like it to hot but love to see the sun,
Hope you have all had a great week and find something lovely to do over the coming weekend.

     


Materials used for this card are;
  • 21 x 15 cm card blank and envelope.
  • 21 x 12 & 6 x 6 cm white card stock,
  • small piece of gold mirri card, 
  • Pollyanna Pickering clear stamps, 
  • Tonic square dies, 
  • Just for you sentiment die,
  • Spice, praline, tan Promarkers 

Challenges I will enter this card for are.

  1. Addicted to stamps and More, Challenge #264 Anything goes, 
  2. Crafting by Design. Things with Wings,
  3. Penny's Paper -crafty Challenge blog  Quick and Easy 
  4. Wednesday's Creative Inspiration Challenge blog 277 -Our Furry /Feathered Friends  

Wednesday, 14 June 2017

WOYWDW

Morning,

Started dull yesterday but turned out lovely,  Not a cloud in the sky, I have been knitting for a lot of different people and I have just finished this cardigan for Rainbow boxes that my sister and her friend send out at Christmas,

As its Wednesday I will be entering my desk over at Julia's Stamping ground, 









Materials used fro this card are;
  • 18 x 18 card blank and envelope,
  • 13 x 13 white card stock,
  • Stained glass collection  clear stamps [ free with card making and paper craft ] 
  • Lucky Clover Distress ink,
  • Bright orange,salmon pink, Poppy. lime green, leaf green, yellow, orchid promarkers 



Challenges I will enter this card for are, 
  1. Use your Stuff, #247 Use warn summer Colours
  2. ,Dream Valley Challenges #158 Square cards only, 
  3. Glitter ' N' Sparkle,  Challenge #243 Use bright colours,

Julia'a WOYWDW 419 at the stamping ground 

Monday, 12 June 2017

Monday

Morning.

           Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment I love to read them all, 

Had a lovely weekend and hope you all did as well.Was taken out for a meal by my friend  Emma and it was lovely, Then we went to a garden centre in Iron Acton and found they had home made gluten free cake so had to try it and it was lovely. It had blueberries as well as other things was  Yummy.

Again I  have used  another sketch This one is from TGIF.The sketch is at the end of the post, 








Materials used for this card are;

  • 21 x 15 cm card blank and envelope,
  • 18 x 9  & 19.5 x 4.5 backing paper, 
  • Anita's Topper & sentiment 

Challenges I will enter this card for are;
  1.  # TGIF 111 Sketch Challenge 
  2. Cute card Thursday Challenge 481 - Boys/ Men, 
  3. Craft Rocket Challenge #38 For the Men/ Boys,
  4.  PBSC  June Masculine 



Materials used for this card are;

  • 18 x 18 cm card blank and envelope,
  • 9 cm round die,
  • Elephant and sentiment clear stamps,
  • Chilly red, almond, cool grey 4 & 2 promarkers. 

Challenges I will enter this card for are;
  1. "Less is More "  Challenge  #332 One layer Sweet Things,
  2.  Alphabet Challenge G For give thanks, 
  3. FFC #192 Anything goes with KennyK!



TGIF Sketch 

Saturday, 10 June 2017

Back online again,

Morning, 

                 Thank you for stopping by and leaving a comment I love to read them all
                
I have had a funny few days with no Internet or home phone. I called  sky and they said they thought the connection was faulty and would send someone out. I thought it might be at least a day or two, I was surprised to see the open reach van outside within and hour. He had already been to the junction box and said he needed to test my place, He then went back to the box and was gone a little while, When he came back he said that someone had cut a wire, I asked how it could be and he said that other contractors use the box and he said someone must have cut the wire. Its all sorted now BUT now mobile goes straight to voice mail and have no idea why so its off to the shop  yesterday. It was okay there but still does it here so going to the Apple [ Not veg lol ] shop next week to see if they know whats wrong with it, 

Now onto the challenges, 




Materials used for this card are;

  • 20 x 20  cm card blank and envelope,
  • 20 x 20 jade card stock. Cut to make two triangle's 
  • Tattered Lace embossing folder.
  • Flowered washi tape,
  • Bird and rose clear stamp,
  • Deep Lagoon VesaFine ink.
Challenges I will enter this card for are.
  1. Crafty Girls Corner, Challenge #126 Emboss it
  2. The Paper Shelter.  Challenge #297 Flower Power.
  3. DCC67 ~ Use Washi Tape,
  4. SDC275 Flowers. 


Showing the dimension of the butterflies 

Materials used for this card are,
  • 20 x 20 card blank and envelope,
  • 10.5 cream card stock
  • Pink sharpie,
  • Two butterfly die cuts
  • One parchment butterfly, 
Challenges I will enter this card for are,
  1. CASology, Week 252 Insect,
  2. Crafting from The Heart, Challenge 162, Anything goes, 
  3. TTCRD   Challenge 6th June 13th Anything goes.

Saturday, 3 June 2017

Weekend again

 Morning ..


                           Thank you for your comments I love to read them all, 



How does that saying got " The best laid  plans on mouse and men" I think I might give up planning things as really they always seem to go astray lol. I was going to post yesterday but again life got in the way yet again. 


I went to a craft club on Friday and we meet once a month it a little church hall not far from here. This month we were painting pebbles and it took me back to when I was a child. we also painted clay plant pots and made a pebble look like a cactus it was fun. This is what I made. 

Another sketch today from Freshly Made Sketches 290, 





Now onto the challenges . 





Materials used for this card are;
  • 18.5 x 13.5 cm card blank and envelope,
  • 16.5 x 12.5 cm red card stock,
  • 5 x 5 cm cream card stock,
  • 16 x 12 cm black card stock,
  • Tonic die cut frame.
  • Clear sentiment stamps [free with a magazine,]
  • Onyx black VersaFine ink,

Challenges I will enter this card for are;
  1. 4 C C  # 353 Birthdays,
  2. TTCRD   Anything goes Week of 5-30 ,  
  3. SOS305 You Are Sweet



Materials used for this card are;
  • 18.5 x 13.5 blank card and envelope,
  • 18 x 13 cm black card stock,
  • 17.5 x 12.5 cm cream card stock,
  • 13 x 6 cm Gold mirri card ,Although it looks silver in the picture,
  • 8 x 4 cm blue mirri card,
  •  Clear stamp Sentiment [ free with magazine,,

Challenges I will enter this card for are;
  1.   Creative Moments, Challenge #119 Anything goes, Birthdays,                             
  2.   Freshly Made Sketch, #290 -A sketch by Kim,  
  3.   Penny's  Paper-Crafty Challenge Blog, Challenge #331 Anything goes, 

Freshly Made Sketches

Wednesday, 31 May 2017

WOYWDW & last day of May

Morning 

             Thank you for all you lovely comments I love to read them.

Hope your week is going well for you all. Been busy again this week and t last can see as they say " the light at the end of the tunnel " 

As its Wednesday I will be entering my desk over at Julia's  The Stamping Ground

Now onto the challenges. 






 Materials used for this card are;
  • 17.5 x 17.5 cm card blank and envelope,
  • 21.5 x 8.5 cm white card stock,
  • Pacific teal Nuvo embellishment mousse,
  • Carved pumkin Distress ink,
  • Two Stencils.
Challenges I will enter this card for are,
  1.  More Mixed Media Challenge Anything goes optional , Pink,
  2. Crafting From the heart, Challenge # 161, Anything goes, 
  3. Simon Say, We're Going round it Circles,
  4. Inky Mess. Challenge # 11 Anything Mixed Media Goes 




Materials used for this card are;
  • 17.5 x 17.5 card blank and envelope,
  • Gold mirri frame,
  •  Two Clear stamps,
  • Nuvo ice white glitter,
  • Nuvo Duck egg blue Crystal drops,

Challenges I will enter this card for are,
  1. Sweet Stampin Christmas, May, Anything Christmas, 
  2.  CHNC Challenge #335 Anything goes as long as it Christmas. Gold
  3. Winter Wonderland Hats and/or scarfs,

WOYWDW  417

Monday, 29 May 2017

What a weekend,

Morning 
          
                       Thank you for stopping by, Love to read your comment; Thank you for them all. 

I have had a lot of computer trouble and now its sorted I have found that  I am not following any of the blogs I used to. I will get back to following people again but its going to take time so please do not think I have just
 unfollowed you. 
                  


I was so glad to get out and walk again and take my camera with me again, I try to walk every day and go out early before it gets to hot,I see lots of people walking their dogs. 

 I went to my friends and sat in her garden and took the last picture The first picture  was looking out  out  the window from my flat.  I love the colours on these Australian Finches, 




Now onto the challenge, 





Materials  used for this card are,

  • 17 x 17 cm card blank and envelope,
  • Anita's hummingbird stamp,
  • Gold gilding flakes, 
  • Burnt orange,  green, summer sun, tan, forest green, cyan Promarkers. 

Challenges I will enter this card for are,
  1. "Less is More " Challenge #330 - Shimmer,
  2. QKR Stampede Challenge #245 - Birthday Cards,
  3. Creative Fingers Challenge Blog Challenge #131 & winners #129,
  4. CRAFT CHALLENGE Week 20 -Anything Goes - Polkadoodles Paper Crafting Challenge.  

Friday, 26 May 2017

Weekend again.

Morning.

                   Thank you for stopping by, Love to read your comment; Thank you for them all. 


I have so missed doing my blog and really missed all you lovely people who visit.  I was going to have a break and then everything went wrong,  I had a break but not a restful break I had hoped it would be, really think someone has it in got me lol Had electrics checked and was told there was no earth in the flat, CD player decided after 20 years [ they don't make them to last lol ] it was going to retire. The TV went pink all sorted now thank goodness, Was hoping to start blogging Wednesday  but again life got in the way.  

When out for a walk Wednesday and  I heard this noise and was not sure what it was, Looked up in the tree and spotted a squirrel. I have never heard a squirrel making that noise before, I manages to get a lovely picture of him/her though. When I came back the same way there were two squirrels so who knows loll 



Now to the challenges. 


Materials used for this card are,

  • 20 x 20 cm card blank and envelope,
  •  Woodware trimmer that has different blades 
  • Two stencils,
  • Lucky Clover & everygreen bough  Distress ink,
  • Amethyst, burnt orange, sky blue, mint green, summer sun, chill red, gold ice grey 4 promarkers 

Challenges I will enter this card for are,

  1. I love Promarkers Girls Birthday,
  2. Lets Craft and Create, Make back ground'
  3. Crafting from The heart, Anything goes,  



Materials used for his card are;

  • 18 x 18 cm card blank and envelope,
  • 8 x 8 cm white card stock,
  • Woodware trimmer that has different blades 
  • wreath & mistletoe clear stamps,
  • Poppy, rose pink, tan, spice, plum, mint green promarkers,



Challenges I will enter this card for are. 

  1. Christmas Card Challenges,   Wreaths 
  2.  Christmas at Sweet Stampin challenge blog May  Anything Christmas, 
  3. Merry Monday Christmas, #249 Mistletoe 


Wednesday, 3 May 2017

middle of the week

Morning all,

            Thank you for stopping by, Love to read your comment; Thank you for them all. 

Well I am glad Monday is over, Had three men drilling out for new sockets and plugs and the noisy was horrendous, i know it will be worth it in the end but my head would not agree lol I am not sure how long they will be here but they say all week 

I was going to have more of a break from crafting but Just had to make a card or two so here I am. The electricians  were not here yesterday to thought I would make a couple of cards not sure when I will be able to again this week but we will see,






Materials used for this card are;

  • 15 cm square card blank and envelope,
  • Black onyx VersaFine ink,
  • Poppy Red Nuvo Hybrid ink,
  • Hint of violet glitter frosting 
  • Reindeer & snowflake clear stamps 
  • Peach, ice grey 4, tan, gold, spice promarkers,

Challenges I will enter this card for are,

  1. Sparkles Christmas Challenge #76 , Snowflakes, 
  2. Christmas card All year Round May Challenge Precipitation,
  3. Winter Wonderland ADD some Sparkle or Bling,
  4. "Less is more " #326 Lucky Dip,  Shadows,





Materials used for this card are;

  • 21 x 15 cm card blank and envelope,
  • 10 x 10 cm craft perfect pearlised  tonic card stock,
  • Rose 7 flower clear stamp,
  •  Lime green, forest green, poppy, yellow, sky blue, purple, salmon pink promarkers.



Challenges I will enter this card for are,

  1. Crafting when we can,; ...Challenge #143 Clean and Simple,
  2. Dies R Us Challenge #72 Flowers,
  3. The Paper Nest Dolls  Challenge # 5 May 2017, Anything goes, 




Friday, 28 April 2017

Friday again

Morning,
    
             Thank you for stopping by, Love to read your comment; Thank you for them all. 



I am going to be having a break from blogging. I am having a lot of work done in my flat and not sure whether I will be able to craft this coming week so decided to have a break while all the work is going on. Having a complete rewire and that's a long job. 

Hope everyone has a good week and will see you when I return. 

Another sketch today from Hand Stamped Sentiment HERE 





Materials used for this card are;

  • 21 x 15 cm card blank and envelope,
  • Tattered lace embossing folder,
  • Heartfelt creations flourish rubber stamp,
  • Lime green, purple, yellow, praline promarkers. 


challenges I will enter this card for are, 
  1. Colour Throwdown #440 
  2. Crafty Creations Challenge, Anything goes, 
  3. Tuesday Throwdown #340 Embossing,
  4. I love promarkers Challenge #33 Anything goes,



Materials Used for this card are,

  • 21 x 15 cm card blank and envelope,
  • 15.5 x 11 cm block card stock,
  • 15 x 10.5 cm white card stock,
  • Tonic die's 
  • Ultimate craft feather clear stamp.
  • Sentiment clear stamp,


Challenges I will enter this card for are,
  1. Addicted To Stamps and More   Challenge #239 Clean and Simple,
  2. The Crafty Addicts Challenge #35 Add A Sentiment
  3. Crafty Girls Corner, Challenge #120, Anything goes
  4. Hand Stamped Sentiment.#262 




Wednesday, 26 April 2017

WOYWDW

Morning to you,

            Thank you for stopping by, Love to read your comment; Thank you for them all. 

    Today would have been My late hubbies birthday. Miss and love you darling, Passed away 27 months               ago. gone but NEVER forgotten   Love you darling 

Had a lovely day yesterday, Went out with a good friend of mine, We went and had a meal , salmon pea's, and Mash it was lovely, Went to try and get a new CD player and the only type Curry's sell are CD players that only holds one CD i like to have more in the player as it lasts longer and I can get on with whatever i need to be doing, Did get a nice new floor lamp though, 

As its WOYWDW I will post my desk at the end of the post and over at Julia's Stamping ground, week 412                                                                                                                                          HERE 






Materials used for this card are,


  • 15 x 21 cm card blank and envelope,
  • Clear flower stamp,
  • stampingbella Rubber stamp.
  • Satin, cardinal red,forest green, cyan, black, ice grey 4 promarkers 
  • Satin FlexMarker.

Challenges I will enter this card for are,

  1. I love promarkers Challenge #333 Anything goes, 
  2. Christmas Card Challenge #11  blue 
  3. Christmas at Sweet Stampin anything Christmas. 
  4. Christmas Cards All Year Round. Flowers


Materials Used for this card are, 

  • 15 cm Square card blank and envelope,
  • 9 cm circle of white card stock
  • Pickles raspberry Distress ink,
  • Flower and dragon fly clear stamp,
  • versaMark Dazzle ink
  • Purple Haze Nuvo embossing powder

Challenge I will enter this card for are;
  1. Come and Get it Challenge. Circles 
  2. Scrappers Delight Challenge.#65 and Winners, anything goes, 
  3. SheepSki design Challenge.# 1 Anything goes. 
  4. Crafting With Dragonflies, #79 Show me a dragonfly.




Posting over at Julia's stamping ground