Saturday, 30 November 2013

My Guest DT Card

Morning it has been a few weeks again since I posted but just when you think you are organised something else crops up. I am not complaining I love to be stitching or knitting.
 I then got a gentle reminder from Hazel to say I was sponsoring this weeks challenge on so came up with this little card, as guest designer for this week, the theme being "light it up" so I chose to embroider a candle lamp.

Hope you join in with Hazel's challenges she has some great prizes to give away.

Monday, 4 November 2013

Had Time Out

Not been around for a week, all started off with grandchildren staying while their mummy moved house, of course that fell in with Halloween so was busy making treat bags etc. Now I have a poorly knee and can't get around much, (arthritis). Just have to sit and craft I suppose.
This is my entry for:  bling it up

The main picture is an old recycled Christmas card but I added 3 red beads to the holly (which hardly show), the flowers I made adding a touch of sparkle to the veins, the sentiments are from Paper Stash and I used glitter card stock to mount them on

Tuesday, 22 October 2013

Another Christmas Card

This card I made for the theme is a bingo one so lots of choices. I chose to work down, under the I, so it =, text, edge punch, jesus, and gold.

It also fits the bill for "peace"

Had a few problems taking the picture as the card is metallic and my camera didn't like it.
I am entering this card into:

Friday, 18 October 2013


Yes it's that scary time again, I was asked to do a handful of cards for a Halloween Party this is the result.
So thought I would enter it into:

Wednesday, 16 October 2013


Stripping off last years Christmas cards and crackers and sorting through off cuts of card I am finding enough stash to make cards  for next to nothing for the charity stall for the school funds. This is one of them.
So I thought I would enter it into:

Saturday, 12 October 2013

My New Dies

This week on it's a "Make it Square " so I thought I would try out my new dies from Tonic.

So using the flower punch I made the poinsettia and using the new verso die I made the matt, I then cut a 6 x 6 card (yes I am still in inches) threaded a ribbon and then a couple of red embellishments completed the look.
I am entering this into:

Monday, 7 October 2013

Found a Cutting File

I came across this cutting file whilst browsing my patterns and thought it would make another entry for CHNC as it depicted the stable scene. So I set too and cut it out, folded the lattice work, and backed it with blue mirri board
I shall now enter it in :

Saturday, 5 October 2013

Peace On Earth

This week over at it's "picture inspiration"

I took the colour and the stable for my inspiration, I then went to work on my sewing machine and came up with Peace on Earth.

I am entering this into:

Saturday, 28 September 2013

Three Main Colours

This week on the theme is "Use Three Main Colours" I chose White/Silver and Green, I used my Grand Calibur to cut out the shapes and tree a few peel off stickers and a tiny bow, would you believe no stitching on this one at all.
I am entering this into:


Saturday, 21 September 2013

My Guest Design Card

This week I am Guest Designer and Sponsor for :

Please go along to Hazels blog and have a go.

You can read on there that Hazel (the organiser) wrongly told me the theme for this weeks challenge  so hence the wrong style card is entered, but we all make bo boobs I am the worlds worst for this.

Anyway here is my card
I first stitched the two oblong pieces of card and then the square piece I layered them onto pink card and then attached them to a new (to me) fold card. I then punched out from left over peel off backing sheets the gold pieces and finally decoupaged the centre piece.

Saturday, 7 September 2013

Last for a couple of weeks

I am looking after my daughters 3 little rascals while they are away for a couple of weeks, so will probably not have time to enter any more challenges for a bit.
This one is for CHNC the theme being "layer it up" so as well as matt and layering I have decoupaged a Father Christmas and of course added a bit of stitching, nothing to do with the challenge but just because I like stitching.

I am entering this into:

Friday, 6 September 2013

Anything Goes Christmas

Just had to enter this one, as it's Anything Goes, so long as it's Christmas, This is just a simple matt and layer card in the form of plate and stand style, in traditional Christmas colours, red, gold and green.
I am entering this into:

Monday, 2 September 2013

Christmas Card Throwdown

I had a comment on one of my other entries in another challenge which led me to this challenge. So thank you Margaret for the comment.
The challenge is to pick any other challenge that is on the list, so a huge choice.
I picked Color Challenge # 15, black/white/metallic gold.
Am entering this into:

Sunday, 1 September 2013


Browsing through blogs I came across this Challenge Blog and thought yes good idea  I have loads of scraps. so this card is made up of odds and ends from wrapping paper to even part of a chocolate box, the bow was left over Christmas decorations from years gone by.
So I punched and cut and stitched and came up with this.
I am entering it into:

Saturday, 31 August 2013


I am entering this into: and

The theme is get inky and / or painty, as I am no good at either of those, I chose 3 stamped  little images  using Kan Ban Stamps, and used water colour pencils, then glittered to try and hide the rough edges. So there is a little painty going on but as much as I dare.

New Card Design

Trying out a new card design I made on my Silhouette, I then added some Spirelli and Decoupage as a topper. I left the toppers sentiment space free so it could suit most occasions.
I am entering this into:
Challenge 22

Wednesday, 28 August 2013

More Stitching

Here I have combined hand stitching onto card with machine embroidery. The card is a trapeze style card, where the hand stitching actually holds the centre piece in. I love making these cards, although they take a while I can sit and get lost in my stitching.
I am going to enter this card in:

Wanted to Share

As most of you know I am a keen machine embroiderer, so wanted to share one of my latest little bits with you. My daughter got married on 24 August so I made her this ring cushion as she had a black white themed wedding.
I am showing this on in the hope it inspires some others out there.

Sunday, 25 August 2013

Saturday, 17 August 2013

A Week Off

After having a week off from crafting, well serious crafting, because I had my grandson to stay, so all I could do was in his words "cards for my mum and dad and brothers". I am raring to get my hands moving again, this week on it's "No Sentiment" so this little black and white number fits the bill.
It was a kit I bought ages back on QVC that never got used as I am not into kits, but sorting through my craft things for old things my grandson could play around with I found it. So I licked and sticked while he embossed and painted.
I am entering it into: and

Sunday, 4 August 2013


Thought I would try this pearlised card to print onto, not sure if I like the outcome as everything looks dull. But hey that's me, takes me ages to get into new things.
This week on it's "spread a little joy and love" so this is my take on it.
I will also enter this in as every month it's "anything goes Christmas" I always mean to enter then forget. So before I forget again I am off to enter it.

Saturday, 27 July 2013


This weeks theme over on is "snowmen or women" so I thought let's have a whole group. because I just know they all get together and play while us humans are asleep. I bet they have a jolly time.
This was just an image I had tuck away in the back of my computer so I added a bit of glitter and a ribbon and  snuck a little Santa and sleigh in the far distance.

Sunday, 21 July 2013

Christmas Cards All Year Round

I was directed to this Challenge Blog by a friend and saw it was "All About Santa" this month at  so just had to enter my rocker card of Santa
I used one of my embroidered embellishments, mounted it on gold mirri and then onto a rocker card added a few bows and glittery baubles and this will go to one of my grandchildren

Saturday, 20 July 2013

Wednesday, 17 July 2013

Sparkles Christmas Challenge

Came across this challenge blog the other day whilst blogging around so thought why not enter one of my embroidered trees, as the challenge is "Christmas Trees".
 The tree is one of my embroidered lace trees, attached to the background with a brad to give it movement, whilst the background was made with digitising software, I've added a few peel offs in gold to tone with the brad and backing card.

Monday, 15 July 2013

Ann's Stitching

Please take a look at what Ann is giving away as Blog Candy, What a fabby prize for someone, see link  opposite to go take a look. Or click on to read all about it.

Saturday, 13 July 2013


Another week gone by, I just can't keep up, they said as you get older time goes more quickly, but I never thought this fast.
This week on it's "Trees" so my embroidered Father Christmas on his sleigh flying through the trees fitted the bill. It is dangling on a brad to give it movement. I then used a background from MCS and added a bow and words then mounted it on mirri board and an A5 blank card.

Sunday, 7 July 2013


This week on it's "a card suitable for a child"

so I thought "the night before Christmas" was a very exciting time, waiting for Santa.
I can still remember (after xx years, how many ?) the words "he's been" uttered from my sister and the excitement of tipping out my stocking.
This picture brought it all back I could see it in this little chaps face.

Monday, 1 July 2013


This week it's "All Wrapped Up" on, so my little snowman family are all wrapped up against the cold just to wish you a Happy Christmas.

CHNC Monthly

This entry is for it's one I made from a kit, not my style to work from kits, but it was given to me as a pressy so I had to use it, not a bit of real stitching in sight it's all fake.

Tuesday, 18 June 2013


Been a busy little rascal these last couple of weeks, but hey that's the way I like it.
This week over on it's "frame, window or aperture" so for my entry I found a pair of curtains, a snow scene background and a trio of robins sat in a bird bath, put the curtains on the front of the card and placed the background and robins on the inside, after cutting out between the curtains to make the aperture I added the bow and sentiment and this is it.

Tuesday, 4 June 2013


Another week another challenge over on The theme this week is "Use Your Favourite Embellishments". Well as you must know my favourite is stitching on cards, any sort of stitching, so this one is prick and stitch, with decoupage in the centre and placed on an easel card.

Saturday, 25 May 2013


Got my grandson staying for a week and 5.15 am is no time to be getting up, hope he doesn't keep this up all week. So here's my rushed card, before little 5 year old gets his fingers into my good craft stash.
This week over on  it's "show some white" a little or a lot so this is my entry.

Saturday, 18 May 2013


Another week flown by.
This week on the theme is "Festive Food /Drink" so yes I have gone for food, will I ever loose weight.
I made this card digitally so it was all images that I have on my computer.

Saturday, 11 May 2013


Another week gone by, just don't know where this year is going, I blinked and missed weeks somewhere.
This week on it's "seeing stars", so this is my entry, embossed via an old fashioned stencil, in other words by hand, then cut out the centre star, added a little picture,
hoping it hasn't detracted from the embossed stars, popped on a ribbon and peel off

Saturday, 4 May 2013

This time on it's "Add a Sentiment" well mine is all sentiment, just one word. Yes it's very plain but the person this is for is that way inclined very minimalistic is that a word.

Thursday, 2 May 2013

The Naughty Step

This is my entry for Spring time is apple blossom time and apple blossom is a flower so used this little picture, brings back memories of my little orchard long gone now (deep sighs).

Wednesday, 1 May 2013

The Naughty Step

May's challenge for is "Spring Flowers" and with this weather now finally making us all feel better why not enter your favourite springtime flowers, anything goes, it does not have to be a card, it could be a tag a piece of sewing altered art, whatever your craft is.
This is my card, with a bit of stitching

Pattern taken from Ann's Paper Art Collection

Monday, 22 April 2013


Another week gone by at this rate it will be Christmas before we have had summer.

Still by making these cards for  I shall be ready with my cards.
This week it's "red and green must be seen" so here is mine.
I used a circular punch on some wrapping paper then added a vintage decoupage Father Christmas from an old card, used up a bit of left over plaid paper and mounted it all onto green card stock. So basically made from left over bits and recycled. I hate waste.

Sunday, 14 April 2013


This week on the theme is "wonderful wings" so of course I have to have my favourite little bird, I love these little friendly birds they come eat from your hand and always keep you company when gardening, saves me talking to myself. Ooops on with the challenge. This card was all done on a digitising programme, quick and simple.

Saturday, 6 April 2013

The Naughty Step Challenge

Ok so I'll start the ball rolling again shall I. My chosen two colours for this month's challenge of "monochrome" over on is white and beige. I have been playing with bows this last few weeks so yes you guessed it a bow on my entry.


This week's challenge  on  The theme is must have the word "Christmas" on the front. So I have chosen to do a hand embossed and cut topper, rather than use my machine, it's so nice to sit and proper craft as I call it now and again. Then mat and layered onto green and red card stock, then added a bow and a tiny embellishment. The words are just a peel off.

Tuesday, 2 April 2013


This week on the theme is Christmas Carol/Song so mine is "The First Noel"
It may be a bit hard to read but the writing on the front is the first verse of the song

Friday, 29 March 2013

Cupcake Crafting

This challenge on is "cool  men" this stepper card is in blues black and greys and was for my grandson who is at that age now were the most important thing in life is his ipod and xbox.
Most of the shapes were cut with Spellbinder dies and the picture came from a magazine.

Monday, 25 March 2013

Anns Paper Art

For my entry this time on I chose this little rocker card. The embroidered sheet was taken from "3D cutting sheet Book 5" and the card I cut on my Cameo.
The brief was "any one of Ann's stitching patterns combined with a die cut"

Sunday, 24 March 2013

Cupcake Craft Challenge

It's "Mythical Creatures" 0ver at This gothic fairy surely is mythical. Pictures mounted onto dark blue and black card then I made a shaped stepper card and added a few die cuts to complete the picture.


This week over at it's "3 of something" on a Christmas Card, so I have 3 bears decorating the tree. The image is taken from one of docrafts CD's then mat and layered onto backing paper made from part of the image, all put onto a 6 x 6 card with a paper ribbon in toning colours added to the side.

Wednesday, 13 March 2013

CHNC Monthly

I say bring back the good old crafting methods Teabag folding Iris Folding etc, love those effects and they are all truly handmade. But hey that's my opinion and I am old fashioned.
So this time I thought go for it girl with an Iris Folded Christmas Tree as it's anything goes on Hazel's monthly Christmas challenge you can find it here
Again appologies for the poor quality photo, I was blaming the weather but I think it's me.

Tuesday, 12 March 2013


Another week gone by and another challenge for, this time it's Santa and/or his Helpers. This one I made with the help of a Papermania Cd image and the backing paper was taken from part of the image and tiled then I added a die cut border and foiled card.

Monday, 11 March 2013

Cupcake Craft Challenge

This time on the theme is "It's Only Words", so for my entry I used an embossing folder, a nestie die a few stick on gems and a pre made butterfly.
Sorry the light was not good for the picture it is supposed to be black and white but it looks bluey grey.

Saturday, 2 March 2013