Saturday 31 December 2011

CHNC Candy

Pop over to CHNC for a chance to win this fantastic candy.

Special Valentines


I hope this counts as a special card, it is for my son to give to his intended, he's not the most romantic of souls but as they are getting married this year I hope it gives him a push to show his romantic side.

Cupid and the heart have been decoupaged.

Digital Image from Mo Manning
Papers from Forever Friends and Nitwit Collections.

Winter Wonderland   red and white
Secret Crafter  anything goes
Charisma Cardz  anything goes
Alphabet Challenge  special card
Stampin' for the Weekend  anything goes

Thursday 29 December 2011

Colour Challenge

Papers from Nitwit Collections
Digital image from Crafts and Me

Colour Create
Crafts and Me  anything goes
Simon Says  anything goes
Christmas Cards All Year Round

Tuesday 6 December 2011

Winter Feast

Image from Joanna Sheen Giordano Christmas Creations
Papers from Bearly Mine Designs

Crazy Challenge  anything goes
CD Sunday Challenge  things with whiskers
Papertake Weekly  anything goes

We had snow on Saturday and several flurries since, when I was in the kitchen I saw this handsome fellow pinch some of the birdfood from the decking. We have lived here for 18 years and have had a few really bad winters but this is our first visit from a pheasant.

Vintage Christmas

Image from Joanna Sheen
Papers from Bearly Mine Designs

My Time to Craft  vintage christmas
Crazy Challenge  anything goes
Papertake Weekly  anything goes

CD Sunday Challenge Things with Whiskers

I haven't managed the CD Sunday challenge for the past 2 weeks, I was away for a short break and then my computer crashed still I caught up with all the odd chores I had to do, and completed a couple of cards I had started.

Image from Joanna Sheen Giordano Christmas Creations
Papers from Nitwit Collections

CD Sunday Challenge  things with whiskers
My Time to Craft  vintage

Thursday 1 December 2011

Santa Claus is Coming to Town, Christmas Crafting Challenge December

This months challenge at Christmas Crafting is sponsored by Di's Digital Delights . The theme this month is Santa Claus is Coming to Town, the "big" night is less than 4 weeks away I hope you are all ready for it.

My poor Santa really doesn't know what to do the children are still decorating the tree.

Digital Stamps from Kenny K
Papers from Bearly Mine Designs
Window cut on Cricut then one image acetate and glitter placed underneath.

Divas by Design  anything goes
For Fun Challenges  christmas
Bearly Mine  favourite things  promarkers
Simon Says  anything goes
ABC Challenge  D for dazzle
Oh La La  sparkle
Stamp with Fun  faux acetate for glass glitter for snow
Creative Stamp Friends  create a scene
Sweet Stampin  punches/dies  window
Stampacular Sundy  anything christmas
Willow Sketchie  anything goes
Southern Girls  ribbon
Christmas Cards All Year Round  anything goes
Colour Create red white and green
Sarah Hurley Challenge  christmas

Thursday 17 November 2011


The challenge at CD Sunday is Paisley pattern this week. As I didn't have a CD with a choice of Paisley papers I had to search amongst older pads and eventually found this piece with a Paisley border so hope it qualifies.

Image from MCS


CD Sunday Challenge

Saturday 12 November 2011

Sporty Mouse

Stamp from Whiff of Joy
Papers from Nitwit Collections


ABC Christmas  winter sports
Winter Wonderland  a christmas mouse
Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge  spots and stripes
CHNC  whatever  lights your candle

Roses Ribbons and a Sketch

I had time to start a few cards yesterday and completed them today, I don't know where the time goes but I always seem to run out of it.

Stamp from Funky Kits
Papers from Nitwit Collections


CES  ribbons and roses
I Love Promarkers  sketch
CHNC  whatever lights your candle

Sunday 6 November 2011

Snow Couple

Stamp from Funky Kits
Ppaers from Nitwit Collections

Bah! Humbug!  snowmen
Winter Wonderland  make yor card sparkle
I Love Promarkers  glitter and glitz
Charisma Cardz  cutsey
CHNC  bright colours and or sparkle
Christmas Card Challenges  sketch

CD Sunday

I haven't managed a card for the CD Sunday challenge for the past two weeks in fact the elements for the halloween challenge are still lying on my desk. My crafting time has been very limited and cards posted were already made.

Image from La Pashe The Big One CD Rom
Veollum from local craft shop
Decoupage elements K & Co.

CD Sunday  sunsets

Happy Birthday You hold the Key to my Heart

Image from Kenny K
Papers from Nitwit Collections

SSW  sketch
Papertake Weekly  anything goes
For Fun Challenge  special birthday , for my son to give his girlfriend on her 21st
Southern Girls  cah you hear the music,  Rod Stewart Sailing
CES Challenge  song or film , Rod Stewart Sailing

Tuesday 1 November 2011


Image from Far Far Hill
Papers from Bearly Mine Designs
Flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts
Reindeer and sleigh cut on cricut

Wild Orchid Challenge  santa claus is coming to town
Bah! Humbug!  die cuts
ABC Christmas  vintage
Crafts-4-Eternity  theme magical mystical
OSAAT  christmas
Polka Doodles  magical mystical

Christmas Crafting Challenge Twelve Drummers Drumming

Christmas Crafting is sponsored by Robyns Fetish for this months challenge, which is The Twelve Days of Christmas. I chose to use digital papers available from  Robyns Fetish . These are beautiful rich jewel colours just right for Christmas. I stamped the background on both sets of paper to give depth to my card.

Image from Mo Manning
Papers from Robyns Fetish
Lamp post cut on my cricut

MAWTT  no girls allowed.
Stamps R Us  masculine theme

Sunday 30 October 2011


It's only 14.45hrs but the light is fading fast here in North-east Scotland. It has been a nice day though and for the first time in over a week I had time to craft.

Image from PC Crafter decoupaged 3 layers

My Time to Craft  quite white
Simon Says  anything goes
Crafts and Me  winter blues
Winter Wonderland  CAS
Crafty Sentiments  no designer papers
Gem of a Challenge  cold and frosty

Sunday 23 October 2011

James with Presents

 I thought I better make a card showing gifts after yesterdays card for my son James.

Stamp from Lili of the Valley
Papers from Bearly Mine Designs

Lili of the Valley  bingo gems,flowers, ribbon and lace
Southern Girls  stripes and polka dots
Crafty Ribbons  ribbon and lace
Stamp with Fun  gift

Saturday 22 October 2011

I'm Keeping Them

  This card will probably be for my younger son. At 15 he still thinks money grows on trees and that my purse is bottomless, his Xmas list is longer now than ever before ,this card is meant to give him a shock but I don't suppose it will.

Digital Image from Make It Crafty
Paper from Bearly Mine Designs

Bah! Humbug!  with men in mind
I Love Promarkers  aint it cute ( I think my idea is cute )
Sparkles Christmas Challenge  christmas song "Santa Claus is Coming to Town"
Stamp with Fun  presents
Crafting when we Can  christmas almost


Image from Far Far Hill , Near Store
Papers from Bearly Mine Designs and Trimcraft


Winter Wonderland  vintage christmas
Colour Create  burgandy, gold ,green and cream
MAWTT  vintage
Christmas Stampin All Year Long  sparkle
Fussy and Fancy 3 B's black, border punch, bling
Totally Papercrafts layer upon layer
Jingle Belles  softly falling snow

Vintage Scene

I really enjoy making vintage style cards the examples I have seen had so many layers and embellishments and it is fun mixing many elements together . It is a dull day here ,what better excuse to spend time crafting.

Image and Sentiment from Far Far Hill Near Store
Papers from Bearly Mine Designs


Crafts-4-Eternity  embellishment recipe
MAWTT  vintage
CHNC  make a scene

Tuesday 18 October 2011

Ragged Angel

I bought several images on my last visit to Mo Mannings store I love the vintage look that can be achieved with them.

Digital Image from Mo Manning
Papers from K& Co.

Wild Orchid Challenge  christmas
OLLC  let it snow
My Time To Craft  dies/punches

Around the World

The Challenge at CD Sunday this week is Around the World, I thought about  oriental or egyptian cards then came across these images when browsing .

Images from the Victorian Companion CD Rom
Paper from K& Co.

CD Sunday  around the world

Sunday 16 October 2011

Good to Eat

Digital stamp Chester from Pollycraft
Papers from Nitwit Collections

The challenge at Bah ! Humbug ! is something good to eat and what better than a box of homemade truffles for Christmas.

Bah ! Humbug !  good to eat

Feed the Birds

Digital Image from Mo Manning
Papers Vintage from Trimcraft

Crafty Sentiments  sketch
Papertake Weekly 3 different shapes
I Love Promarkers  autumn colours
ABC Christmas  unused stash  papers have been lying for about 18 months
DP2  inspired by a song " feed the birds "
Stampin for the Weekend  colours of autumn
Winter Wonderland  robin redbreast
Jingle Belles  inspired by a song
Polka Doodles ribbons and bows
CES   forever autumn

Monday 10 October 2011

Christmas in Autumn Colours

Digital Stamp from Kenny K
Papers from Bearly Mine Designs and Far Far Hill  a site full of  free images and papers

Winter Wonderland the colours of autumn

Sunday 9 October 2011


Stamp from Lili of the Valley
Papers from Bearly Mine Designs

Lili of the Valley  let it snow
Crafty Sentiments  pearls flowers and pins
Bah!! Humbug!!  glitz and glitter
Secret Crafter  anything goes as long as it sparkles
Sentimental Sundays  anything goes
OSAAT  anything goes
Stampacular Sunday  distressing

A Special Occassion

The Challenge at CD Sunday this week was wine buff as I didn't have a stamp with wine and I couldn't find an image on a CD rom that I liked I improvised and  placed my stamped image on a wine bottle. This bottle will go to my son and his girlfriend to toast their engagement.

Stamp from Lili of the Valley
Paper fromChristmas Memories CD rom from Card Creations.


Thursday 6 October 2011

My Monster

Image from Just Inklined
Papers from Bearly Mine Designs
Spiders web Cuttlebug folder

Stamp with Fun  halloween
I Love Promarkers  spooky
Crafts and Me  use a digi
Sarah Hurley Challenge  halloween horrors
Charisma Cardz  black and orange


Image from Joanna Sheen
Papers from Craft Creations
Flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts
Ribbon from The Ribbon Girl

I was away with my youngest son for 5 days over last weekend ,he is going to Germany on a school trip on Saturday and I thought he might like some new clothes. We visited the Braehead Centre near Glasgow and  he couldn't see anything he liked !! My purse did't suffer apart from when we went out to eat. How can a pizza cost £18. At least you got a box to take away anything you didn't eat and we had fun.

CD Sunday  natures wonders, Ilove autumn colours and owls.
Stampacular Sunday  photo inspiration
MAWTT autumn leaves
Stamps R Us  autumn/fall
Creative Stamp Friends  autumn colours
For Fun Challenge  leaves

Saturday 1 October 2011

Little Robin Redbreast

The Challenge at Christmas Craftingfor October was chosen by Debbie and is Little Robin Redbreast.I had great difficulty choosing an image and ended up with 2 cards to show you.

Robin digi from Delicious Doodles
Papers from papermania

Stamp Winter Birdhouse from Stampavie
Papers from Nitwit Collections

 Please visit the other DT members and see their cards.

Thursday 29 September 2011


I'm squeezing in a last card before I go away for a couple of days.

Image and papers from PC Crafter

Sweet Sketch Wednesday sketch 121
Crafty Ribbons Challenge spooky
MAWTT spooky

Wednesday 28 September 2011

Christmas Greetings

Image from the web
Papers from Bearly Mine

CES recycled ribbon
Bearly Mine 3 backing papers
My Time to Craft musical medley
Fussy and Fancy new technique second attempt at vintage look

Monday 26 September 2011

Winter Scene

Now that I have more time to craft I wanted to try new techniques and designs of cards.

Image from Card Creations Christmas Memories
Papers from Card Creations and from stash

Sarah Hurley vintage
Polka Doodles distress
CD Sunday  winter wonderland
Paper Sundaes anything goes

Saturday 24 September 2011

Reindeer Greetings

Image from PC Crafter
Papers from Bearly Mine Designs

Willow Sketchie sketch great prize this week see sidebar
Bah ! Humbug ! rudolph/reindeer
CHNC card for a child

Blue and White

The Willow Sketchie site have an extra special challenge and great prize this week , see sidebar.

Stamp from Lili of the Valley
Papers from Bearly Mine Designs

Lili of the Valley aqua white and glitter

Across the Miles

We have had a beautiful day here in the North-East  but I made time for a couple of challenges.

Digital Stamp from Just Inklined
Sentiment computer generated

Christmas Stampin All Year Long clean and simple
Winter Wonderland Across the miles
Allsorts Challenge keep it simple
Sweet Stampin' Challenge anything goes

Friday 23 September 2011


These are my first ATC's and I must admit that once Igot started I enjoyed making them.

Stamps  from Make It Crafty

Sparkles Forum Christmas Challenge santa
Crafty Ribbons anything goes
Fussy and Fancy new technique first ATC's

Winter Greenery

Stamp from Lili of the Valley
Papers from Bearly Mine Designs


SSW sketch 120
Magical Monday Christmas in September
Crafty Ribbons anything goes
Stampin' for the Weekend what a cutie


Stamp from Lili of the Valley
Papers from Nitwit Collections

Divas by Design sketch
Crafty Ribbons anything goes
Southern Girls anything goes
Magical Monday christmas in September
Flutter By Wednesday open challenge

Wednesday 21 September 2011


I loved the James bear range from Lili of the Valley last year and have inked a few up to use this year too.

Stamp from Lili of the Valley
Papers from Forever Friends.

Papertake Weekly creature comforts
Tuesday Morning Sketches sketch


It was lovely this morning but started to rain a few hours ago forcing me out of the garden. It feels more like November this afternoon so a great excuse to sit and craft.

Stamp from Lili of the Valley
Papers from Summer Driggs


Sunday Sketch and Stamp sketch
Crazy Challenge Christmas no red or green
OLLCB punches and dies
Stamp with Fun anything goes
I Love Promarkers include a number
Simon Says punches and dies

Monday 19 September 2011

CD Sunday Challenge Black and Blue

I am so glad I entered a challenge at CD Sunday a few weeks ago, it has encouraged me to explore my CD's and start using them again. However this weeks challenge of black and blue had me stumped for a while, then I decided to try a box . As this is only the second time I have tried one I was fairly pleased with the result.

Image and background paper from Joanna Sheen Dancing with Shadows


The CD Sunday Challenge

Sunday 18 September 2011

Clean and Simple

Apologies for the poor quality of this photo no matter what I did I couldn't get a decent picture.

Digital stamp from Just Inklined


Secret Crafter one layer
CHNC glitter
Alphabet Challenge Q quick and simple
Totally Papercraft clean and simple
Polka Doodles white
MAWTT sparkle

Saturday 17 September 2011


Robin digi from Delicious Doodles
Papers from Nitwit Collections

Willow Sketchie Challenge sketch
Crafts-4-Eternity embellishment recipe

Friday 16 September 2011


Stamp from Lili of the Valley
Papers from Papermania


Bah ! Humbug ! swirls
Winter Wonderland girly
Lili of the Valley red green and white
Cute Card Thursday anything goes
MAWTT sparkle
Christmas Stampin all Year Long colour inspiration

Snow Couple

Stamp from Funky Kits
Background paper from Bearly Mine Designs overlaid with Vellum


Crafty Sentiments spots stripes
MAWTT sparkle
Cute Card Thursday anything goes
Crafts and Me add a heart
Bearly Mine Challenge buttons
Sweet Sketch Wednesday sketch

Tuesday 13 September 2011

Monday 12 September 2011

Vintage Father Christmas

Image from Joanna Sheen
Paper from Bearly Mine Designs
Vellum embossed with Sissix folder
Angel cut on Cricut

Sparkles Forum Christmas Challenge  Santa
Crafts-4-Eternity Colour challenge use blue and brown.
Sunday Sketch and Stamp  Sketch
Christmas Card Challenge  Vintage
Secret Crafter inspired by a song Santa Claus is coming to town.