Saturday, 26 April 2008

Black & White with a splash of colour

This was our forums' 4th April challenge.
The scalloped tag I made with a 2 1/2"punch and used my Hero Arts circle of dots stamp and an Elzybells sentiment.
Dotty paper is HOTP.
Please note that the marks on the black card are on the glass of my scanner which I really must clean for shame's sake.

Friday, 25 April 2008

I've Been Tagged......

Ooo!! er!!! this is a first. Talk about being thrown in at the deep end. Well, here goes.
1. If a movie was being made of your life who would you like to be cast to play yourself? And why?
Pauline Collins because she is exactly the same age as me to the day and in 'Shirley Valentine' she was superb and that is sooooo me, down to the 'stretch marks' and the way she deals with what life throws at her.
2. You are spending a whole month on a desert island for charity and you have to choose your favourite celebrity to spend the first two weeks with & your least favourite celebrity to spend the second two weeks with, who would they be & why?
Favourite:Alan Titchmarsh, because I'd be bored and we could go plant hunting together....yes, plant hunting. And we could make a garden and chat about his books. I am such a good girl.
Least Favourite: Gordan Ramsey, well got to have someone there to do the cooking and I can teach him how to curb his foul mouth. I can drool over his rugged good looks but when he opens his mouth he is apalling, so he could do with a few lessons in manners.

3. What are your three favourite crafting products?
My Guillotine, although I could do with a new one.
My 'bug'....thanks girls.
Versafine black ink pad.

4. If you could invent something to do anything what do you think it would be?
A huge wind machine that blows the clouds away every day but sucks them back at night to rain on the gardens.
5. What are the last three books that you read?
The House at Riverton by Kate Morton
Wogan's Twelve by Terry Wogan
My Best Friend's Girl by Dorothy Koomson

6. QVC or create & Craft?
Used to buy a lot off QVC and it got me started on rubber stamping, but not any more, far too expensive. I do not like Create and Craft presenters.
7. Docrafts or Dovecraft or DCWV?
8. What is your claim to fame?
I stood Russell Roberts (Russ Abbot) up on a date.
I am mentioned in a book -'Ifs, Buts and Definate Maybes' by Jeff Baker

I'm passing this on to:


Wednesday, 23 April 2008


Well this has taken me all afternoon...phew!! why do I get so in a mess doing LO's. My bedroom looks like a battleground and goodness knows where I will sleep tonight LOL!! The cats have been demoted to the garden.
Well as you know this is my 3rd LO and is courtesy of the forum challenge which gives a set LO map each week. I think I'm missing one though.
The card is Bazzill, the paper is HOTP 20228 'Light Blue Flowers On Blue' , the chipboard letters are QVC but I got them off eBay for peanuts.
All other embellishments from my stash.
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Tuesday, 22 April 2008

My First Tilda

After a wonderful stamped image swap on the forum, I just had to make my first Tilda card.
I do love these images they are so cute, but have yet to buy any myself. I have enough stamps to start a shop of my own, and so many as yet unused I cannot justify buying any more.
I watercoloured her and added Stickles Icicle to her wings.
The card blank is ages old from a Dawn Bibby pack on QVC.
The 'bloom' was cut using a Sissex die in my 'Bug' along with the embossed swirl card done in the 'Bug' too.
Flowers and gems from my stash.

Monday, 21 April 2008

Weekends Witterings

Well, These are the cards I made yesterday.

The first is just a play with old stash, as I hate to throw anything away, even freebie papers in mags., and using my newish Nestabilities which I adore, really need the round ones now. The teasel stamp is by Stamps Away c1049

The 2nd card was using the new Laura Ashley paper that our forum 'Fairy Godmother' sent me. They are all stunning, I have yet to use any of the matching fabric covered brads. The ribbon is by DCWV 'Old World'. I scalloped the edge of the green card with Fiskars 'cloud' edgers and labouriously punched the holes with a Fiskars hole punch. Sentiment from a selection of swaps off the craft forum.

The 3rd card is using some gorgeous Basic Grey papers I have had stashed away for ages. The wasp/bee sticker is by Anna Griffin and the little word stamp is from a set by PSX

Sunday, 20 April 2008


This is a card I did for a forum comp. which was entitled Male + Flower.
The dandelion seed which I stamped all over the card and paper is an unknown unmounted from eBay. The dandelion full seed head is 'Dandelion Clock' by Hobby Arts FL923D
TO WISH YOU is black peel-offs and the Happy Birthday is a rub-on
Papers are unknown
The small round element next to the seed head says 'Time' and is off a sheet of brad frame stickers by I Kan'dee 43202-vintage

My brother George was the lucky recipient for his birthday on March 26th
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LO No. 2

Getting Better.

This is my youngest son. Nicholas Edward born 30th May 1975

These 2 LO's were made thanks to the mojo inspired by my dear crafting forum buddy Kerrie.

Just the kick up the proverbial I needed.

My Very First LO

It can only get better from here.

Dear little Monica, I soooo miss her.


Hi, thanks for taking time out to visit my little planet Blog. I am now retired and have spent the best part of my life crafting in one way or another.I have been cardmaking for about 7 years now and have just recently turned my hand to scrapbooking. And with 60 years of photos at my disposal, I think I may have opened a huge can of worms.Please feel free to use any design you see for your own cards or LO's.

I can't promise I will be as up to date as necessary, but will try my best to keep up. LOL