Saturday 28 February 2015


Digi from The Best Of La Pashe 2012
Sentiment Computer Generated
Dies from Spellbinder and Cheer Lynn
Corner Punch

This is the last of the cards I have been making over the last few days.


R for Rugby

This card is for my nephews birthday , he is a keen rugby player for his school, I find boy's cards quite difficult so hope this one is appropriate.

Digi from Just Inklined
Die from Tonic
Memory Box Number Dies
Punch to round the corners

Challenges R for rugby

Get Well Soon

  Stamp from Stitchy Bear Digis coloured with Promarkers
  Sentiment free from the Desert Diva

I wish I'd reversed my background shading there's so much yellow at the top, but it looks paler in real life.


Monday 16 February 2015

Eye of the Tiger

I really struggle with cards for men, my closest 3 aren't into cute in any form, I was using my Jayne Netley Mayhew CD the other day and decided to print off this image. There were several reasons for picking a tiger, not least as our youngest son calls his dad Pi , ?? after the film Life of Pi, but more especially as hubby loves wildlife programmes.This is for James to give to his dad, dad thinks nothing of getting up early to drive him to work in Aberdeen, over 50 miles from where we stay, there is no public transport until 11 am on a Sunday, James does drive but parking is expensive it would be at least £12 per shift.

Image from Joanna Sheen  Jayne Netley Mayhew CD
Tonic Die to emboss background
Sentiment a stamp from Papermania

Challenges eye of the tiger any wildlife TV show Life of Pi

Saturday 14 February 2015

Image from Joanna Sheen: Jayne Netley Mayhew CD Rom
Paper from Hot of the Press

 I enjoy making C&S cards more and more now.I chose this image as we had blue tits nesting in the garden last year and there are lots of these colourful birds in the garden at the moment,I love watching them feeding at the bird table or hanging nuts.



The colour challenge at 52 CCT is to use white, grey and silver i promise the Noel die-cut is silver, it's not too clear in this picture but in other photographs I took it looked like a burnished gold.

Die from Sue Wilson
X-cut embossing folder

Challenges the word love is below noel

Monday 9 February 2015

Merry and Bright

My second post today this was inspired by the sketch challenge at 52CCT.



It's a Marshmallow World

Digi from Sassy Cheryl
Sentiment from TLC

We had the most beautiful day yesterday, so it's a bit disappointing that today isn't quite as nice, however the sun is shining.Complaints from no.2 son that I was hoovering at 8 am, he'd been watching DVD's most of the night and decided to get some sleep when everyone else was getting up. I'd already had the dog out for half an hour and a washing on by then. I do remember having long lie ins as a teenager but till about 11 am,

Challenges bow and snowflake

Sunday 8 February 2015

White on White

We have a beautiful, sunny day here in the north-east such a change from last week. Phone back in operation after a 10 day wait, but yesterday we lost our electricity supply for a few hours just as it was getting dark and time to prepare the evening meal.Thank goodness for our woodburner at least I could boil a kettle.

Spellbinder Dies
Cuttlebug Embossing folders


Tuesday 3 February 2015


Hardly a traditional Valentines card, but this will be appreciated by my other half who loves a good laugh, he's not got a romantic bone in his body. Embellishments would be a complete and utter waste of time, so it's really simple.

High winds sleet and snow here for the past few days, no phone line since last Monday, so far I've had 4 dates to reconnect me, promised communication doesn't happen and I'm fed up trying to get it resolved. We luckily have intermittent internet so I can check the website for the updates, which they promise then don't post.

Paper from Papermania
Image from Rick St. Dennis coloured with promarkers