SCD Challenge Marilyn

This week over on the SCD challenge blog the theme is tags and a picture of Marilyn Monroe. Here is myTag. I used my Inkadinkado Marilyn stamp used a versafine inkpad to stamp her then ove coloured with green, blue and pink pads. I then added some sparkley brads and lace ribbon in balck with blue glitter over it.


Wall hanging.

On Crafters corner the variety challenge this month was a wall hanging, here is mine. I cut an ovel piece of mount board out then used a background paper from the Vintage Christmas Magazine. I then added a pyramage poinsettia and finished with a peeloff border,red ribbon boe and some gold chain to hang it with. The scanner as made it look a bit blurry.

christmas tags

Here are my three tags for the Crafters Corner tag swap. The theme is Christmas. This one is a Christmas flower fairy. I stamped it and coloured it with aquatone pencils. I then edged the tag with a bronze ink pad. I then sprayed it with some gold glitter and finally added some ribbon to finish

The next one is a stamped christmas tree coloured again with Aquatones then sprayed with the gold glitter. I inked the background with green and yellow ink pads.

The last one I stamped in monochrome theme with some. I used a corned border stamp and then some christmas stamps. I edged the tag with a black ink pad, Then added black and white ribbon to finish


month 6 week 29 SCD

This is week 29 over on Something Completely different challenge blog. The theme this week is the colours Red, Green and a snowman. Here is my card. I have used some freebie papers from a mag I got recently and a snowman decoupage image. I added a red flower and some silver peelofs to finish.


Thank you Gez

I want to thank Gez of Gez's crafty bits. She has given me this lovely award I was so amazed by it. Gez is also on the DT of Something Completely Different challenge blog. I think I am now supposed to give this award to five other people. then I have to tell you five things about myself you dont know. well here goes

1, I love Magnums.
2, I am a Nanan to 16 beautiful grandchildren
3, I love to go caravaning
4, I have some fantastic friends in blogland
5, I am also a little bit nutty.

The ladies I would like to now give this award to are,

1, Kay (Glistening shadows blog) great blog some very different takes on a theme.
2, Rachel. (Craftyideas blog) inspires me to do more.
3, Melody ( Mels scraping junkblog) I love mels blog as she is so inspiring.
4, AngC ( Angelclogs blogspot) Ang's blog is awsome her work is fabby.
5, She, Rubber Addict blog) She's blog is awesome I love what she can do with stamps.


month 6 week 28 SCD

This week on Something completly different challenge the theme is blue and white and snowflakes.
Here is mine. I have used some snowflake background paper on a white card. I then added some christmas border peeloffs and the added two chipboard snowflakes. I the centre I added a chipboard Joy sentiment.

two birthday cards.

Here are the two birthday cards I have made for my two eldest sons. The first one's birthday is today this is the card I have made for him. It is from a little and large set from C&C. As you can see from the picture what his hobbies are.

The second one is from an image I found and I matted it on dk brown and gold card adding the logo and peeloff sentiments and borders to finish as like the first one you can see what his main hobby is too.


SCD challenge

This week on SCD challenge blog the theme is Pink Christmas tree. Here is mine I used some pearlescent card and my lovely christmas tree folder by Cuttlebug. I then mounted it on gold and pink cards. I added a sentiment mounted in the same colours as main image then some border peeloffs and a gold ribbon.


Anything goes challenge CSF

This month on the anything goes challenge on the CSF was the theme chilly. I have mad a card using a free chipboard toppers from a magazine. I used a starry background paper printed from my graphics programme added some border peeloffs to finish.


This month on florries atc challeng the theme is autumn. Here is my atc.I coloured the background with different autumn shade ink pads. Then I triple embossed it. I then stamped a leaf image by Personal Impressions and used ink to colour stuck it on the atc and finished off with a gold pen around the edges.


November SCD challenge swap.

This month over on th SCD challenge blog the themes are colours. This weeks colours are Red gol and green.Here is my card. I have used some doublesided card stock I turned back the corner to show the green side and then added a snowman image mounted on gold card. I then added some border peeloffs, a gold starry ribbon and some holly and snowflake gold embellishments to finish.

note books.

These are a couple of notebooks for presents to go with the two cards in previous post. I used some Far East paper and flowers on the first one and on the second I used some Dovecraft papers and flowers etc. The flowers were from W.H.Smiths

Birthday cards

Here are two more birthday cards I have made The pink one is from a Kanban kit my lovely friend Rachel sent me for my Birthday. The second one is from my graphics programme on the puter. I love this image as it is bright and sunny for this time of the year, I added peelof sentiments etc and a ribbon on the pink one to finish.


Congratulations card

This is the card I made for my daughter on the birth of her new baby son Samuel. I used a template design I found on the net somewhere but cannot remember where . The I used some lovely baby papers for the background which was more like a thin card rather than paper by DCWV. I then added a congratulations peeloff and some bay toppers to finish off.


last week of inchies

This is the last week of the inchies challenge over on Something completly different blog. The theme was halloween. Here is mine. I used some images off my grahics programme on my puter. I am a little late doing it this week as it has been a busy weekend . My YD had her new baby son. Very exciting.


Samuel Hoyle

My new grandson was born this morning at 9am. weighing 8lb9oz. His name is Samuel.

This is Samuel at 5hrs old

This is big brother Albi and mummy

5hrs old

Big sister Alice

all tired out


remembrance swap.

Simon has organised a swap for remberance day. Here is mine. I have used a poppy image and some cream poppy background paper. I then added a picture of my OH's parents when they were young. I printed a sentiment and added it , I then used two different colour ribbons pearl and yellow.

fat page

This is a fat page I did today. I have used a small pyramage image I got from the NEC last year. I have used a piece of Laura Ashley background paper.adding some gems and a peeloff. I used some spray and sparkle on the image .

Birthday card

This is a card I have made. I have used a pyramage lady image. I used cream card and put a border of a Kay and Co paper added peeloffs and a gold ribbon. Unfortunately it hasnt scanned too well.


Christmas houses

Lesley on CSF has set a challenge to do Christmas houses. These are the ones I have done, I used some backing papers from my stash adding ribbon, peeloffs stamps and topper.


21st birthday

This is a card I have mad for my GD who is 21 next Saturday. I have used some Kanban background and a Kanban image topper. added a ribbon and peeloffs to finish. I made it a trifold and cut a teardrop shape on the front leaf.

Anything goes challenge.

On ATG challenge on the CSF forum the theme this month is Autumn. This is mine I have made a square card. I used some background paper not sure who's it is as the package label is missing.
Its eithe Papermania or Dovecrafts.I mounted the image on some copper glitter paper but it isnt very clear here. added 2 peeloff border strips down one side and some glittery ribbon down the fold.

Bookmark 4

Here is the bookmark I have made for CSF's bookmark 4 challenge. I have used a lady stamp from Dimension fourth. coloured her in . Then stamped a crisscross background over her, I made a little glitter flower to finish off.

SCD Faces.

This week over on SCD challenge blog the theme for our inchie is Faces. Here are mine I have made a tag and added a Joanna Sheen background paper and made 4 inchies using Invoke stamps I stamped them with Versamark pumpkin. added some fibres to finish.


SCD Black/White

This weeks them on SCD is Black and white. I have used an Crafty Individuls stamp.


And finally

And finally today my last picture. I have made this mask for a swap over on crafters corner. I used some mount board and drew the pattern for the mask. Then I coloured it with pink and blue inks. I then used a stamp I got as a freebies on a magazine to over stamp. I added feathers in purple and red to the corners and stickles blue glitter glue around the edges and the eyeholes. finally adding some stick on gems and a stick to hold the mask with.

Friends thankyou

This is a card I have made to say thank you to a beautifulgenerous lady. I used some papermill card stock in shades of blue and cream. The image was coloured using watercolour pencils and I glittered the dress with irridescent glitter glue but it doesnt really show on pic. I added a ribbon and peeloff corners to finish.


Here are three tags I have made for the Halloween tag swap over on crafters corner. I have used some autumny backing papers from my stash. Then added images I printed from my Victorian CD. I then added a swirl and some fibres to finish off.

Lia Caitlin

Her are a couple of pictures of my second great grand-daughter. She was 9 weeks old on them.

dolls house room box

This is the dolls house box I was co-erced into doing by some nawty friends ie(Kay, Sue and Rachel) I have done an outside scene called "out for a walk in the park". Im afraid my camera took the picture a bit fuzzy but you will understand it. I just have to get a frame to finish it off. Having being co-erced I really enjoyed doing the box and am planning to do another one which will be a nursery.


mini book

Over on Crafters Corner forum I am doing a minibook swap. The theme is Halloween/Autumn. Here is my book. I used some background papers from my stash. and images printed on the puter from my victorian images disc. The first pictures are the back and front. The second picture is pages 2 and 3. The third pic is 4 and 5 pages. the last pic is 6 and 7 pages.


SCD Challenge week 22

This week over on the Something completly Different Challenge blog the theme is birds for our inchie challenge. On my inchie I stamped a background with the crafty individual Friends stamp I then inked it with blue ink. I then used a tiny bird stamp from an oriental stamp set which I have. Then triple glazed it to finish.



These are two atc's for Florries challenge on the Craft swap forum. The theme is Halloween.
I have used some images from my card making programme I have on my puter.