Wednesday, 27 December 2017



Just sharing a couple of little gifts I made for a my work colleagues, made the boxes and added some chocolates. 
Wished I'd taken a photo of them open.

I really enjoyed making these, they were really easy.

Thanks for visiting!

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Wednesday, 20 December 2017

Christmas 2017

Hello All

These are my last Christmas cards for 2017 and I 'd like to wish you all a
 Merry Christmas and a very Happy New Year!

Very simple design made easier with the misti.

Glad you liked yours Lis!

Thanks for all your visits over the last 12 month!
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Wednesday, 13 December 2017

Christmas Penguins....again

Hello All

Sharing a couple more Christmas cards, these are for the younger ones. 
Penguins in a box. I really enjoy making these boxes, I think they are so effective.

Tonic dies, with some embossing on both.

Thanks for your visit, really appreciate it.
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Wednesday, 6 December 2017

Christmas Penguins 2017

Hello All

Sharing some more Christmas cards with you, the same but

I've used Tonic and Presscut dies, Britannia word die and falling snow embossing folder, with some added distress inks ...naturally.

What do you think was your worst craft buy, mine was this........or at least
in the top 5.

I really wished I'd never taken them of the reels. I'm forever sorting it out.

Thanks for visiting,much appreciated.

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Wednesday, 29 November 2017


Hello All

Sharing some more penguins with you all, just used different colour scheme, these will be for brothers and sisters.
Have you spotted my little mistake....I will be sending that one to my

The design is based on one of Jodie Johnsons from Tonic.
Mostly Tonic dies used, I think the Happy Christmas is a Britannia die, with distressed ink background and glitter.

Thanks for visiting!

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Wednesday, 22 November 2017

First Christmas card for 2017

Hello All

Hope you are all having a good week.

These are my first batch of cards for Xmas 2017.

Distress inked background and Tonic dies.



 Thanks for visiting, really do appreciate it!
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Wednesday, 15 November 2017


Hello All

I've made a couple of poppy cards but they've taken a couple of attempts to get them right as the brushos didn't want to play......I was happy with

This first one I sent to my good friend Lis in florida.

Below is the one I received from Lis.

Thanks for your visit, much appreciated!
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Wednesday, 8 November 2017


Hello All

This little card was for my niece back in October, the hi-tops are just up her street and her fav colour of purple, couldn't really go wrong with this combination...

Digi image, coloured with promarkers and a Phill Martin corner sentiment

As always thanks for your visit I really do appreciate it.
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Wednesday, 1 November 2017

Baby Card

Hello All

We have a bit of a nip in the air don't we, does that mean winter in here?

One of my nieces asked to go to a baby shower with her, I've never been to one and didn't know what sort of card to make or what to expect AND she didn't give me a lot of notice in fact it was just a week but I did know it was going to be a boy.

I don't do quick cards( it doesn't come but managed to come up with this after spending a few hours on pinterest and was really happy how it turned out.

The image is a digi called Bambino, the papers are LOTV with a few dies and a Martha Stewart Punch.

Thanks for your visit, really appreciate it.
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Wednesday, 25 October 2017

Good Luck

Hi All
Hope you are all well?

Today's little card was made for my WW leader who moved on to pastures new, she is going to be a post lady but I didn't have anything suitable for

The image is a Flippin Women stamp which I've had for an age and never used but turns out I like and have another card on the go..... coloured with distress ink as watercolours.

As always thanks for your visit, much appreciated!

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Wednesday, 11 October 2017


Hello All

Sharing some more cards made with the freebies from simply cards and papercraft from a few months back. 

This time using the stamps, coloured with prisma pencils with some matting and layering in different colours.

As always thanks for your visit!

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Wednesday, 4 October 2017

Crafty Birthday....

Hi All

Today's card was made for a crafty friend at card class.
I've used Sue Wilson dies and a few attempts to get the sizing there must be a knack to lining these dies up at each end.

And while I was making it I added two for the box....

Thanks for dropping by, I really appreciate the visit!
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Wednesday, 27 September 2017


Hi All

Another card using the Presscut and Spellbinder dies, woodware stamps, stencils and inks.

This was for a work colleague and it was just a copy of the card that 
Maxine from maximumcrafts did to demonstrate the die.


  Thanks for visiting!

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Thursday, 21 September 2017

Hi All

This must be the quickest card I've ever made. Only forgot my nephew's birthday and I've not forgotten in over 30 years. 
It was Monday, so I got home made a card (it's probably missing a bit of finesse) and dropped it round the same evening so technically it wasn't late.... 

That's what making Christmas cards does to

Woodware stamp and promarkers and tried to use colours of his fav footie team

Thanks for your visit, I really do appreciate it!
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Wednesday, 13 September 2017



The girlie holiday was going so well, the weather was fantastic, if not a little too hot for but come Thursday evening my big sister fell and fractured her arm in 3 places just below her shoulder.

 She had to be taken to hospital and I can tell you spending fourteen hours in a Greek hospital is NOT much fun, my sister accepts it for what it is but OMG it's shocking.
 If I hadn't stayed over night with her, I don't know how she would have coped, there was nobody to help her in and out of bed or take her to the toilet.

It has now become one of my worst fears.

I've also just noticed my signature has gone and that will have to wait till my stepson returns from his

So onto the card I made for my husband's aunt., she celebrated her 80th with a small family party but sadly I missed it as I was on my girlie holiday.

Using a selection of dies from Sue Wilson, Britannia, Spellbinders and Heartfelt Creations.

As always thanks for the visit I really do appreciate it!

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Wednesday, 6 September 2017

Happy Birthday Mate

Hello All

This is hopefully a scheduled post from me, as I off having a jolly with my sisters, sister-in-law and niece, yes you guessed just the girls!
I will do the rounds on my return.

Still using Sheena's free stamps, this time it's for hubby's brother.
Distress inks, promarkers, stencil for the inside. I've also used the new presscut die.

As always thanks for your visit!
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Wednesday, 30 August 2017

Another Mermaid


I'm here again with another Mermaid, told you I loved this, its just a copy from the mag.
This card is for an ex-work colleague.

Distress inks used for the colouring and the CC glitter pen.

Thanks for visiting!
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Wednesday, 23 August 2017

Another Mermaid...

Hello All

Still playing with my free sheena stamps, I'm loving this mermaid.

This little card was for a friend at a craft class I attend, she doesn't make cards but she knits and crochets.
Coloured with distress inks, glitter added with a CC pen, shells cut with de cut and I also added glossy accents to the shells.

As always thanks for your visit, it really is appreciated.

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Wednesday, 16 August 2017


Hi All

I just loved the free sheena stamps that were with the creative stamping mag a month or two ago. I copied the one design to use for my nieces 13th birthday.

Hubby is finishing off  the back fence today, making it extra strong!

Thanks for your visit, I really do appreciate it.

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Friday, 11 August 2017

It's a long post (for me)

Hi Everyone 

It's been awhile since I've posted, I just haven't felt much like crafting.
We've had Gypsies in the park at the back of us and the children (I'm being polite here) have caused havoc in our garden.

Long story but please bear with me, fistly they kicked the back fence down completely, the neighbour heard them and called the police. They came round but only checked the house out and made sure the house was secure which it was. 
Tuesday evening Andrew went down the garden and collected the eggs from the girls (chickens), went back up about an hour later and they had stolen two of the chickens. A bit later we actually caught them in the garden and asked them to leave, then I was threatened with having my face smashed in. Phoned the police (101) twice.
Wednesday came and went with no problems, Thursday evening I got home from work (hubby was late home that night) went up the garden to see if everything was ok and collected the eggs
(amazingly the chickens still there) . I got changed and went for a run. Got back an hour later and hubby met me at the door and I could see he wasn't happy, they'd been back and taken the other chickens and the extension on the coop. Phoned the police (101)
Friday hubby gets home and they'd taken the nesting box and the feed and water butts. So another call to the police 101 by this time I'm so bloody angry.
They said they would get someone out to us but I told them I was going to a funeral so I wouldn't be in, ok, we'll get someone to your tomorrow. No One came.
Saturday came and went with no problems but Sunday we had ask them to leave the garden again but all they did was wait a bit and then started throwing apples at the house.
Another call to 101, I said this time I know the police aren't really interested but what are my options here. They eventually got moved on on Monday (haven't gone very far) and the police finally came round on Tuesday morning, I couldn't believe it and told them they were too late, if they'd have come round earlier we may have got the chickens back, we found out later in the week they'd also taken the neighbour's pet rabbit.
 I'm only just starting to relax again

Sorry for such a long post.... shall I share my card with you now, this was for my good friend from school.

As always thanks for your visit, it is much appreciated!

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Wednesday, 19 July 2017

Kraft Card

Hello All

I've been having a play with pencils and kraft card, never tried it so I thought it was about time I did.
Really like the effect and will definitely try it again.

Thanks for your visit, much appreciated.

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Wednesday, 12 July 2017


Hello all

 Hope you are well.

The card I am sharing today is for my brother-in-law, I used free stamps and new stepper card die that I got in a sale.

I've never been able to make stepper cards properly, so I was really glad when these dies started to come on to the market, I have a few of them now.

Thanks for your visit!
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Wednesday, 5 July 2017

Crazy Cat Lady

Hello All

So sorry for my absence, the loss of my mother-in-law , then we had our holiday in Crete and then when I get back I notice that I had blog trouble, which still isn't sorted but at least I can post.

It's my signature that I've lost, someone else did that part for me and they've broken the link and sadly I don't see them anymore.

I will try to catch up with everyone. 

So this is another crazy cat lady card from Art Impressions clear stamps. 
For my other sister this time, craziness just runs in the

As always thanks for your visit!

Ali x
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Wednesday, 10 May 2017


Hello All

Today's card is for my boss's wife, who will also be 70 this month.

Used Tim Holtz dies, the flowers stamps were freebies on a mag, the numbers were Britannia Dies.

Sadly at the weekend my mother-in-law passed away it was very quick and unexpected. 
We had visited her on Friday evening, Saturday she was taken into hospital and she passed away on 
Sunday morning. 
She was 87 and had had a good innings as they say but she was still living on her own and looking after herself.
We are still a little numb!

Thank you as always for your visit it is much appreciated!

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Thursday, 4 May 2017


Hello All

Seem to keep forgetting my weekly post, where does the time go.

This little card has been made for my boss who will be 70 this month.

I knew what I wanted to make but no idea how to put it together, so glad for

As always thanks for your visit.

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