Wednesday, 22 January 2014

Easel Card

Morning all,
Been to the doctors this morning and just wonder, why do I bother? Sometimes you can look at the GPs face and just know that behind the glazed expression there really is nobody home! You know what I mean?
Anyway, last night I made this card and I like it! I love making easel cards!

 I used Inky Doodles Gift of Time stamp for the clock and sentiment and Inky Doodles Celebrate stamp for the floral vine on the base.
Kaisercraft Secret Bird Society Collection was used for the backing paper and sentiment stamp all mounted onto Kraft cardstock bought from Crafters Companion.

I'm posting this into the following challenges
 Delicious Doodles
The Crafting Cafe

Tuesday, 21 January 2014

New Challenge Card!

Evening all! (sounded a little like Dixon of Dock Green then!!!)

Well, first of all you need to be as old as me to know who Dixon of Dock Green is!!!

Secondly, finished making this suspension card and I'm entering it into the following challenges :-

Anything goes
CMM 79 - Interactive cards

I decided to use simple white card and die-cut a large scalloped circle from the front.
I then cut 2 smaller scalloped circles from a pastel blue paper and stamped an Inky-doodles image with a Versamark pad and used soft gold powder to emboss them both. 
I glued the 2 together, embossed images facing out, with white cotton inbetween to create the 'spinner' element
Using Inky-doodles stamps in blue and gold inks I then created the background.
A sentiment and ribbon threaded through the bottom
 finished it off.

Sunday, 19 January 2014


Good Afternoon all :)

As you may have noticed by the post title (doesn't have the same ring as "Seattle" does it?), I had a sleepless night last night.

He who didn't come to bed till very late slept through all my tossing and turning, sitting up, standing up, going to the bathroom just for a walk and general sleeplessness!!!

Have no idea why either! Isn't it strange how we humans sometimes have nights like that?
Today I am more tired than anyone in the history of mankind..............well, ok, maybe not quite that drastic,
but I am VERY tired which will probably make me VERY tetchy!!! I think I should have a note pinned to my craft room door - "BEWARE GRUMPY CRAFTER - ENTER AT OWN RISK" !!!

So, that's how today has started. I intend to get some scrapbooking done at some point today but we still have to go and get some shopping and Mr Lateness is still in bed! I did try giving him a hint earlier by making the bed around him but he just ignored me and carried on watching TV!!!

I will come back soon with some pictures I hope to enter into some fun Challenges this week.


Thursday, 16 January 2014



What a good girl I've been today! Did my housework, attended the doctors, avoided spending lots of money at the supermarket and decided to use my get up and go to make this card.

I used a papermania hearts embossing board on generic white card.
I then printed off a gorgeous picture of a Crafters Companion Mulberry Wood character which I coloured with my Spectrum Noir pens.
A couple of wooden hearts, some simple white ribbon, gemstones and a handwritten sentiment finished it off!

It was quick and easy, so just might make some more!!!

I am entering this card in the following challenges :

Crafters Companion HEARTS challenge and
Delicious Doodles FLOWERS challenge.
Morning all.

Have not posted for a day or two as I have been busy with my scrapbooking project and it does take up quite alot of time.

Had a lovely phone call from a company yesterday informing me that i'd won a £50 Argos voucher in a monthly raffle! Cheered me up no end as the office chair that my son uses with the PC has decided to give up working (the uppy downy bit is permanently down!) and I need to buy a new one, so that came in handy.

While thinking about the chair, I decided to try and fix it myself and I have - well, I've bodged it a bit with good old gorilla tape and tea towels!- and now I can keep the voucher for something else!

Anyhoo, just before Christmas, I received a big box of goodies from Papercraft Inspirations
as I'd won their Fancy Pants Design competition - result! There's enough stash in the box for all my Christmas 2014 needs - in other words, i won't need to buy anything for this years' cards so that's a load of cash saved :)
So, the tide may have turned at last. I normally NEVER win anything - in fact, He who is in Scotland at the moment won't bother putting money in a bandit if I'm with him as he won't win a bean, yet, when I'm not there, guess what happens? Yep! Every time! So these days I leave the room if he buys a scratch card!!!

As I mentioned the other day, I had a sympathy card to make and the picture below is the result. I prefer to keep them simple -smooth white card, butterfllies and ribbons with light turquoise rhinestones and silver embossed floral vine.
I hope it's well received.

Time to sign off for now as I have yet another doctors' appointment to go to, but not to worry, I shall be back with more words of blah soon....!

Lou x