Monday, 8 December 2014


Has anyone else had any problems with IDEAL WORLD

I ordered a pack of cars with 12 free batteries, got the cars NO BATTERIES, now they are trying to tell me  I ordered the wrong thing so how come I have the print out from their web site showing the cars with the batteries.

There were 3 options

 A pack of two cars with 12 batteries £34.99 (the one I ordered)

A pack of two cars with 12 batteries £69.98

A car on it's own with no batteries £34.99

So if I ordered the wrong lot how come I got a pack of two for £34.99

Honestly folks if they are so hard up they have to cheat a pensioner out of £4.99 what sort of a company are they

It's not  the batteries it's the principle that they offer a package deal then welch on it.

Saturday, 6 December 2014

CHNC December

For my December card as Guest Designer on  I have embroidered the main scene and words then used my ScanNCut to make the card and stand I then found a die that would give me a frame to pop over the raw edges of the material.
Please join us this month Hazel has some great prizes to give away

Saturday, 1 November 2014

CHNC November

November already and it's Carnival season here in Somerset, so lot's going on.

This month on we are going all Sparkly so please join us.

My guest card is an embroidered Poinsettia set behind a cut out frame and glitter added to the cut outs and for an extra bit of glitz more glitter added to the flower.

Saturday, 4 October 2014

CHNC Guest Card October

This week on the theme is "Something beginning with P"

As usual I have embroidered the design then used my Spellbinders for a frame and embellishments.

I do hope you will join us this week for a chance of winning a fabby prize, one of them of course is from my collection of embroidery at :

Saturday, 6 September 2014

CHNC Guest Card

My card as guest designer for this month's challenge over on  is "Twelve Drummers Drumming, the theme being "Can You Hear What I Hear".

I do hope you will join us there.

I embroidered the main picture onto a cotton poly fabric, over laid this with a frame I cut from one of Monica's free cutting  files  Thank you Monica.
Then attached this to a card 7 x 7 inch.

Please check out my shop for other embroidery pieces you can purchase.

Saturday, 2 August 2014

Guest Card for CHNC

Well it's been a while but my move on 21 May was not a smooth one, then BT couldn't fit the internet for 6 weeks, the house is in a state of dis-repair so been busy renovating, still have loads to do but crafting is calling.
So here is my first card since moving to my new home, it is a Guest Design Card for please do go along and join in if you can, Hazel has some great card challenges running with great prizes. Hope to see you there.
I used plain green card stock folded to a stepper, the main image is my embroidery on cream cloth, the flower was a gold doily, the  paper tree is a cutting file and the sentiment is ribbon.

Saturday, 5 April 2014

Guest Design Card

Still busy packing and this may be the  last for a few month's. As yet I haven't got a move date but things have to be packed away. But oh what fun when I start to unpack and find all my crafting goodies, it will be like having all new things to play with.
Ok onto this month's challenge over at
This week the theme is "Seeing red - a little or a lot" I do hope you will join us there, we are in April already so the month's are zooming past so best to get started on those cards as soon as possible.
As most of my stash is now in storage, my card was just a quick redwork embroidery on blue cotton/poly then glued onto a gold piece of card and then onto a red card blank. Simple but gets the message across.

Saturday, 1 March 2014

Guest DT Card

Start of yet another month this year seems to be going faster than any other.

My card this month for as Guest DT is this one
The challenge is "add ribbon/twine fibre etc". Do go along and take part.

My Angel is one of my Embroidered Embellishments from  and to keep in the theme I added the ribbon through the slots of the head and skirt. Although strictly speaking the cotton used on the embellishment is a sort of twine. Well I can try to get away with that one.
The background, well this is where I was a bit stumped, I was not at my usual computer so had no background images etc with me, all I had was a graphics program and some pictures of my lace embellishments, so taking bits of those and swirling them around a bit this is the result.

The red part looks nothing like a lace heart now, the green looks nothing like a white bell and the snowflakes were the centre of a lace flower. Don't you just love a graphics program.

Oh well at least it's a one off.

Saturday, 8 February 2014

Die Cuts

For this weeks challenge at it's use a die cut or punched shape.
I thought I would go really bright with this one as today is so miserable out wind, rain and dark skies
I used Tonic Dies on the yellow cuts
Tonic Punches on the flowers
The words and snowman are ready made die cuts.

Not sure who would want such a bold card on display, but it brightened my otherwise dull day.

I will also enter this in

Tuesday, 4 February 2014

Patterned Paper

Left the sewing alone for today and did a bit of cd card making, you forget what great images you have stored away.
This one seemed to fit the bill for
I must admit I have been so busy on the sewing front I had forgotten how you get totally absorbed into card making, once you get stuck in. I was browsing my CD images for over an hour before I realised I hadn't eaten.

As I said this one is for entry into

Saturday, 1 February 2014

February Guest DT entry for CHNC

Well it's 1st February and at last the sun is shining, will it last, I doubt it but it's nice to see it.

With this card I  am sponsoring the theme for this week is stripes and or spots, do go along and join in there are fab prizes to be won every week.
With plain grey card stock I added dotty paper, then using Calibur I cut some stripy paper, and to give it a splash of colour and a Christmassy look I added one of my free standing lace candy canes with a brad, these can be purchased from
Then just finished with a sentiment.

Hazel also has two other challenges you could enter why not take a look and

Saturday, 4 January 2014

Happy New Year

Good morning all, and Happy New Year.

I have been extra busy in the run up to Christmas so I am afraid my blog suffered some what. But at least all orders were fulfilled  on time.

This week I am sponsoring the theme is reycle/upcycle so come on join in with all that Christmas wrapping/cracker embellishments you have rescued

This is my Guest DT entry

It started life as an ATC, I made a few to enclose with Christmas cards to fellow card makers, and the "Happy Christmas" sentiment was on a cracker.