Thursday, 26 November 2009

A Lovely Award

I received this lovely award from Melanie the other day and this is me proudly showing it off just now.

These are the blog award "rules."

1. Copy the award to your site
2. Link to the person from whom you received the award
3. Identify seven things about myself.
4. Nominate 7 other bloggers
5. Link to those on your blog
6. Leave a message on the blogs you nominated.

Right, here goes - 7 things about me:-

  1. I HATE shopping apart for crafty stuff where I could make that a full-time occupation.
  2. I snore really, REALLY loudly.
  3. I love useless information - friends call me a computer on legs
  4. Scared of earwigs - yuk!!!!! - since watching Star Trek's "Wrath of Khan" when younger
  5. I have loads and loads of half finished craft projects up in the loft (one day they will get
  6. My would love to visit the sites of Egypt and see Petra in Jordan.
  7. Have always thought I have been re-incarnated from a Romani Gypsy (no proof but just a feeling)

The 7 people I am passing it on to is:-
Lesley - Pinkles Dreams
Natalie - Crafting Fun
Clare  -  Littlebear Crafts
Nikki - Nikki's Cards
Avril Ann  -  Crafting in the Shed at the Bottom of the Garden
Marianne  -  Marianne's Craftroom
Hazel  - Dido's Designs


Tuesday, 24 November 2009

Anyone for Anya & Charisma Cardz

This is another one of the cards one of the girls at work asked for, I am slowly getting through them and then I will have to start on making some birthday cards to send to my own family members and then........some Christmas cards for's a hard life but someone has to do

I followed the gorgeous sketch over at Charisma Cardz and the challenge over at Anyone for Anya was "Make a Fake" so I popped on some of my fake stitching.......I know it is a bit wonky, after all it is

I did my best to 3D this Anya and stickled her wings to make them all sparkly.  The backing paper is from Daisy & Dandelion.


Simon Says............

Morning Campers!!  Went back to work yesterday after my week off - boo hiss - and luckily I have my day off today so they are breaking me back in gently.  So I have started how I mean to continue today with a card. 

Simon Says........... "Animal Antics" so hopefully this card applies with a wee heggie growing a lovely bunch of flowers. 

The backing papers are from Papermania and flower, brads and peel offs are from stash. The image is a Penny Black Stamp.

I really should start my Christmas Shopping but I keep putting it off.  I HATE shopping with a passion and the thought of going to a busy shopping centre brings me out in a sweat.  I usually manage to get most pressies locally or online.  Barry says that I don't get into the spirit of for him to say as he leaves it all to me!!!!.

Any way folks, sorry for my moan for the day, I'm away to cheer myself up my heading to my table for a wee play.


Sunday, 22 November 2009

Sophisticats Challenge

I followed the fantastic sketch over at Sophisticats and hope I have just managed to squeeze it in time wise.

The image is from Penny Black and coloured as usual with my watercolour paints (maybe santa might surprise me with some and the backing papers are from Papermania.  Flowers have been created with my X-cut Daisy punches with little gems in the middle.  Also popped a gem of the ladies necklace.  This is an order from one of the girl's at work, hope her Auntie likes it.

I have been home alone today, Barry is away to the ALBA Football Cup Final - Dundee v Calley Thistle - and Dundee have just won so he will be a happy chappie when he eventually rolls

Kaza. xxx

Charity Stall

Just to let you all know that we had a very good day at the Charity Christmas Fayre at the Albert Hall, Stirling yesterday.  We raised over £170 which is fantastic.  The hall was not as busy as previous years yet it still is a good day and nice to see some regular faces.


Tuesday, 17 November 2009

3 Challenges in 1

Afternoon peeps, just one card made so far today.  The challenge over at High Hopes was a recipe (cheated a bit - swapped flowers for snowflakes...hehehe), Spoon Full of Sugar is "Baby's 1st Xmas" and at Allsorts it is to create something for a child.

I am gonna have words with that Barry when he gets in from work as I am getting a sore it will be my turn to lay of the


Anyone for Anya & Sketch Saturday

Morning peeps, this is a card I had last night for Anyone for Anya - "Getting Round to It!" by using the sketch from Sketch Saturday.  My boss had asked me to make a card for her son's girlfriend, hopefully this is teenagey - young love eh! - Bless - I'm just jealous be sixteen again.

I think she is my favourite Miss Anya, coloured by a mixture of watercolour paints and pencils and I used papers from K & Co.  Diecut handbag & phone came from my stash as did bottle top.


Monday, 16 November 2009

Stampin' for the weekend - 30th

Hello folks, have had a lovely easy day today, caught up with some of my TV programmes on i-player.  It is quite a clever little thing - was playing it though Baza's Playstation 3 so I could watch them on the telly instead of the PC.  This is one of the card I had to make, the girl's birthday has passed now so I can blog it - always scared to do it before for some reason!!! The Challenge over at Stampin' for the Weekend is "Lets Celebrate".

I used one of the lovely Gorjuss Girls from Sugar Nellie (could just image myself in that pose on a  The huge big black bow is from Poppicrafts, Backing Papers are from Daisy & Dandelion. Circles are by using my Nesties and charm, flowers & number peel-offs are from stash.


A Few Challenges in 1

Morning Ladies and a special warm welcome to Melanie (aka Milnie).  Started off with a bang with morning with this card which covers quick a few challenges.  Have peace and quiet today as I packed Barry off to work with a box of hankies and throat sweets (I'm a hard woman I and I have a few commissioned cards (goes to the charity) to make given to me by the girls from work so I will have to get my thinking cap on for them.

I borrowed Snowy off my good friend Lesley as I think he is just gorge (I feel a new purchase coming Backing paper is from Papermania and everything else is from stash.

The challenges covering this card are:-

Sunday, 15 November 2009

Whiff of Joy & Stamp Something

Just another quick post before I start making the tea for Baza & myself, then I will be slowing down as a couple of glasses wine would have been  This cheeky card is following the colour challenge over at Whiff of Joy which is Brown, Orange & Ivory and I followed the sketch over at Stamp Something.

I used Charlie from Whiff of Joy - he is such a cheeky chap - and backing papers from Daisy & Dandelion - and not forgetting the old faithful snowflake

Barry is still laying on the sofa so it will be me to make the tea.......hope he likes well done


Winter Wonderland & Magical Crafts

It's me again, must have had a strong coffee this I don't peak too soon 
The two challenges I thought worked together well.  The challenge over at Winter Wonderland is St Nicholas and at Magical Crafts is a recipe.

I love using this stamp (you would never have  The backing papers are from Anita's.  Swirl and Snowflake diecut is cut from Nestabilities.  Holly and brad is from stash.


Sophisticats, Charisma Cardz & Magnolia Down Under Challenges

Hello again ladies, twice in one day - not bad at  This is a Christmas card made using the challenges over at Sophisticat's - "Wings" and Charisma Cardz - "Merry & Bright" and the sketch at Magnolia Down Under.

I love Edwin Snowman and I 3d him on embossed card.  Backing paper is from DCVW, I think, and the embossing folders used are from Cuttlebug and they are Swirls and Snowflakes.  The snowflakes are a mixtures of diecuts, brads and confetti.

Heading back up to my table to play while Barry is lying on the couch as he has a bit of a sniffle (aka man flu) -


Crafty Cardmakers & Creative Card Corner

Morning ladies, hope all are having a great weekend.  This is me on holiday now for a whole week and I am planning to be busy crafting.  One off our busiest Charity Craft Stalls is next week - 21st - at the Albert Halls in Stirling and I feel I still have so much still to make.

Made this for the lovely Lesley (aka Pinkles Dreams) as it was her birthday yesterday and we all went out for dinner - it was lovely and I am still stuffed!!  I combined the challenges Creative Card Crew - "Doodles" and Crafty Cardmakers - "Stamp Something".

I used a lovely Miss Anya stamp and coloured her with a mixture of watercolour pencils and paints.  The papers are from Doodlebugs and my precious flowers are from stash.


Wednesday, 11 November 2009

Away in a manger.........

Evening everyone. How you all doing?  I can't beleive not been on for a while but here I am with a couple of challenges.  I have to be honest and say I have not been up to much, usually when the clocks go back one hour I kinda

I love this Penny Black stamp and I have been waiting on an excuse to use it so when the challenge over at Penny Black Saturday Challenge was "Song Title" I gave a little yelp of delight.  I also combined the challenges of Cupcake Crafts "Snow much fun" and Spoon Full of Sugar's "Create a scene".

I finish up on Friday for a week's holiday so hopefully I will have a week of playing.


Monday, 2 November 2009

Back to Crimbo Cards

Afternoon all.  Thought I have had a long enough break away from Xmas Cards to get back on the wagon again but sitting this afternoon with crafters block.  So I had a wee lookie through the challenges and combined together I have come up this cute card.  I must admit I am quite pleased with myself and do a few more "clone"

The challenges I have used for this card are:-

The Image is from a Penny Black clear stamp range with added silver Stickles.  The embossing folders used from Snowflake & Holly.  The snowflake is a Cuttlebug diecut with a snowflake brad through the middle. 


Sunday, 1 November 2009

A Few Challenges in 1

Morning peeps, hope you are all well and enjoying your weekends.  Sorry not been on much but hopefully today I can sit and play.  Not planning on leaving the house as it is throwing it down with rain.

I made this card for one of my niece's whos birthday was actually last week (bad auntie I know gonna blame it on the postal strikes!!!!

The challenges I have covered for this one is:-

The image is a Gorjuss Girl from Sugar Nellie (I called her Little Miss Attitude) and glammed her up a bit with some Stickles.  The striped papers are from DCVW Spring Stack and used one of my Cuttlebug embossing folders for the spots. Flowers are from stash and I got to use my new Martha Stewart Border Punch I got last week.