Sunday, 27 May 2012


Hello there peeps...
Wow...It's scorching hot out there..
I have to say I have spent most of the weekend outside.
Quick trip to town yesterday and we sat on the beach for an ice cream before coming home.
 Today has been spent sitting on the garden hammock chatting to my sister who came to visit...

One stop craft Challenge theme this week is 'One for the Boys' so I can show you some more boy cards that I made with Sally-ann Hancocks digi stamps.

I coloured in two digis with different colours and made the cards up at the same time...

No frills or fuss for these boys...the masculine paper is from DCWV Retro pack.

Hope you have enjoyed the sun this weekend....
I'll be back with more cards and chat soon...
weather permitting!


Sunday, 20 May 2012

Rocket man....

Evening all...
Been so busy that I have actually forgotten to post anything this week...Shocking!
I am covering for someone off sick in the afternoons so I'm virtually doing full time at work at the moment...

I checked out some challenges and saw that 
 Lets Craft and Create have a theme of 'Stars in their eyes'

Thought this little fella might fit the bill...
This cute digi is coloured with Promarkers...I used my new metallic silver one on the rocket....
So I'm also entering this card into
I love promarkers Challenge this week which has an 'Anything Goes' theme.

Lots of stars and glitter...

I used a circle die to cut out the moon and a couple of different size hole punches then layered orange behind the yellow.
Makes a nice change to do a boy card...

I've been drafted into the Jubilee Day/Party Commitee at school, so I'm looking up lots of crafts that we can do with kids aged 5-11.
We are having tables set up outside with decorations and bunting.
Should be good fun!

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Sunday, 13 May 2012

In the garden with Penny Black...

Hello all
I'm back with a cute Penny Black hedgie card for 
Penny Black Saturday Challenge of 'In the garden'

 I used a Stickeroo on a background of chalked grass and sky which I then mounted on yellow and green.
I've had this lovely Gingham paper for a few years now...I think it was from Lakeland...I used to like their Craft dept.

The little bee was mounted onto cards and then cut out and stuck on with foam pads for some added dimension.

Two different sized flower punches...layered up and a round birthday Wild Rose Studio sentiment stamp in the centre.
Lime green ribbon for a stem and leaves.

Crafting has been very eratic at present as we are having our hall, stairs and landing painted and in a townhouse that's quite a job...
Lots of things have been dumped in my craftroom...shelves, pictures, and hall furniture.
I've also had a birthday so had a busy weekend with friends and went to Brightons Amex Football stadium for a beautiful meal in the hospitality suite.
Hubby is a referee and was running the line on the Sussex senior Cup Final.

 I'm not exactly a football fan but it was such a lovely day weather wise.

The teams were Whitehawks (from Brighton) and Crawley Down.
Whitehawks won 2-1.

So enough from me this evening...thanks for dropping by my blog and reading all my news.

Sunday, 6 May 2012

Celebrate with Bella...

Happy Sunday to you all.
It's still cold and rainy around most of the country but that's not a bad thing for us crafters...extra time to stay inside and craft!
I have lots of things in the pipeline...
New display boards to design for school and a painting commission!
plus of course cardmaking....

 I have been using my new Wild Rose Studio stamps and papers...and made 
another card with Bella the baby elephant.
This is just such a sweet and clever image.

Bella is holding a flower surrounded by balloons looking adoringly up to...???
Could be her mummy, daddy, auntie, grandma, big sister...
This stamp can be used for so many occasions!
As it's been Mother Day in the USA, I think this is her Mum and she is showing her how much she loves her on her special day....

I've added a string of bunting to add to that feel of a celebration...and have coloured the balloons in soft ice-cream summery colours...

 Lemon flower with a lilac button to tie in with the background paper colours...

 One last close up of Bella...I used Promarkers and pencils to colour her in.

Papertake Weekly...Anything Goes
One Stop Craft...Celebrations
Let's Create...Special Occasions 

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