Wednesday, 16 August 2017

Niece

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.


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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.








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Wednesday, 12 July 2017

Brother-in-law

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.


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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 family...lol

As always thanks for your visit!



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Wednesday, 10 May 2017

70th

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!




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

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Thursday, 4 May 2017

70th

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 pinterest...lol





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Saturday, 29 April 2017

Sister

Good morning all

It's a bit dull and overcast here, I'd read the weekend wasn't going to be too bad so I hope it picks up a bit.

My little cards for today are for my sister,and brother-in law, the ones that lives in Greece, the good news is they received their cards.

The stamps are Art Impressions clear stamps, I got them from the USA last Christmas holiday.
 I do love their designs, although I find them hard to source in the UK.

Coloured with distress inks



I forgot to take a picture of my brother-in-laws but I think it was this one but with 75 on.

Inkylicious stamp, Phill Martin words and distress inked background.


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Wednesday, 19 April 2017

Tim Holtz

Hello All

I hope everyone has enjoyed the Easter break, it's just not long enough....lol

This is just another for the box using Tim Holtz, dies and I think a Sheena butterfly coloured with Prisma pencils, the wording is Simply Besotted.


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Wednesday, 12 April 2017

Tim Holtz

Hello All

Just like to share a card I've made, no one in mind yet but just having a play with some new Tim Holtz dies I've had. I think they are quite effective.



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Wednesday, 5 April 2017

Butterflies


Hello All

Hope you are enjoying the sunshine, summer will soon be here!

These little cards were created with a free butterfly die from a mag and brushos for the background.
I die cut the shapes of the butterfly and then put the butterfly back in. 
The greeting was also a freebie from another mag.

Glad you liked yours Lis.




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Wednesday, 29 March 2017

MIL Birthday

Hello All

Today's little card is another for my MIL, her birthday is in April.
I've just noticed I haven't put mother on it and I don't know where I'm going to put it...lol

I had a bit of an accident with this one, I was squeezing some of Phill Martin's coloured pearlescent glue and the end came off and it went all over the place. I managed to wipe it off the greeting but it had oozed in between the green background so I had to add some more
 blossom and a birdie to cover it up.

You would think I'd learnt my lesson because it has happened to me before, I don't use them enough and the end gets all bunged up and then you squeeze......very disappointing.


Sue Wilson, Heartfelt Creations


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Wednesday, 22 March 2017

Get Well Sister Dearest

Hi All

I 'd like to share a card I made for my sister, she lives in Kos Greece and has had a hip replacement.

The only problem being it never arrived, I also sent a magazine (separate parcel)  and I feel really annoyed, the mag cost me £10 and the post was £5 and that never arrived either.

 Not sure which end the problem is but I know our Post Office isn't what it used to be, sorry if that offends anyone who works or knows someone that works in the Post Office but that is how I feel.

Anyway moan over, I used Brushos and Inkylicious stamps and a Phill Martin sentiment.

Hope you like it sister dearest xxxx


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Wednesday, 15 March 2017

Mother's day

Hello all

Just sharing my Mother's day card for my MIL with you. 
I just need to finish the box, it will be here before I know it.

Sue Wilson, Heartfelt Creations dies.



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Wednesday, 8 March 2017

Hydrangea

Hello All

Hope you're enjoying the rain! Monday was beautiful here, which made up for the rain all day Sunday.

While out shopping on Friday I brought Simply cards and Papercraft, been umming and ahhing whether to buy it for a week because I tend to buy and never use the freebies but so glad I did.

I had a lovely day playing Sunday, well I couldn't do anything else with all that rain...lol and there are a few more to come!

I've been admiring the die on the second card for a while, as I keep seeing Janice make some gorgeous cards, which you can see an example here, so thanks Janice for helping me spend my pennies...lol

I used my trustee distress inks and prisma pencils on the butterflies.




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Wednesday, 1 March 2017

Keeping this one

Hello

Do you ever make a card and think I don't want to give it away, well that's how I feel with this, don't know why but I'm keeping it....lol

The dies are Sue Wilson and Spellbinders,  the butterflies are Memory Box I think, the wording was free on a mag and the background was created with Brushos.


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Wednesday, 22 February 2017

White on White

Hello

White on white is not easy to do...lol but this is my attempt, it just doesn't look finished.

Used Sue Wilson, Spellbinders, Memory box dies (I think) and the embossing folder was free in the Crafter Companion mag, lovely folder just wish it was bigger.



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Wednesday, 15 February 2017

Valentine

Hello

Just sharing a little Valentines card I made for my hubby, hand drawn heart and filled with Zentangle.



Do you remember me telling you I had lost one of my grand squares, it only came to light when I started to add my dies to my new storage system, well having a good tidy up of some boxes
 I found it. 
Did I do a happy dance Yes I did....lol
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Wednesday, 8 February 2017

One for the box

Hello 

I've remembered this week...lol

This one is for the just in case box.
SW and Heartfelt Creations dies, coloured with distress inks.


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Thursday, 2 February 2017

Sister in-law

Hello All


I've forgotten again, the weeks are just running away....

I made this card for my sister-in-law, who likes the odd glass of red wine...lol
It's an art impression stamp and the floor was created with a SU stamp, coloured with Prismas pencils distress inks.


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Wednesday, 25 January 2017

Niece Birthday

Hello

This card was for my niece, on my husbands side.
Various dies and colouring mediums used.


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Thursday, 19 January 2017

Birthday Girl

Hello All

Hope you are all well. 

Don't know how I forgot my wednesday weekly...lol

Today's card is for a friends daughter,
 I loved getting inky with this one and it turned out better than I'd hoped for,
various stamps have been used.


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Wednesday, 11 January 2017

Birthday boy

Hello

Sharing a card I made for a my friends son, digi image and distress inks.

Why are male cards so hard to do....lol


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Wednesday, 4 January 2017

Happy New Year

Hello

A big Happy New Year to you all!

This was the card I received in person from my card pal from Florida, Lis and her husband Don were good enough let us stay at their home for a few days. I can't thank them enough!

They live in a beautiful area of florida, where we spent a few days exploring.


These were some goodies that Lis gave me, the cat pouch is for my Misti.


This is Lis and Don a very special couple.


As always thanks for your visit. 



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