Friday, 31 December 2010

One more........

Sneaking on with another card made, trying to use up every last bit of my 2010 mojo - hope I have some spare for 2011... lol.  We are planning a quiet evening for bringing in the bells, much prefer Christmas myself, but I shall go with the flow as they

I have used one of the Miss Anya images from The Greeting Farm, The design papers are a mixture of DCVW and Papermania.  The circle sentiment is from new new circle stamp range from Lili of the Valley.  Also used are my diamond nesties, MS leaf punch.  Flowers are a mixture of ones from stash and Wild Orchid.  The challenges covered  are:-

Last few cards of the year

Good morning peeps, I really should be tidying the house from top to bottom in Scottish tradition for bringing in the New Year but I would much prefer making cards... lol. .....  I have scooted about with a duster and hoover though so I class that at done!!! lol. 

The image from Penny Black.  Papers are from a Papermania paperpack.  Ribbons, charm and sentiment are from stash.  The challenges covered are:-
Wishing you all a Happy New Year when it comes ..(just in case I don't manage back on later)


Thursday, 30 December 2010

Party Party Party!!!

........ not for me :-(   but for this gorgeous Whiff of Joy city girl who seems to be having a ball this New Year!!!  I am having a lovely lazy few days, it is great, though the waistband on my clothes are slowly getting tighter and tighter and

The papers are from a DCVW paperpack cut using my square Nesties.  sentiment is from stash.  I 'blinged' the image up with a bit of Silver Stickles.  The challenges covered are:-

Baby Boy Card

Good morning everyone, hope all is well and still surviving the festivities.  Hard to believe 2010 is coming to a close and I have just realised that it is my 2 Year Blog anniversary - How could I forget that - so I shall get get something organised for a wee celebration.- Watch this space!!!

My eldest nephew has become a daddy - so I am a Great Aunt yet again!!!!  So have quickly made a card to send for baby Liam.  I have used my Sizzix feet punch paddles.  Square Nesties and Cuttlebug embossing folders.  Peeloffs from stash.  The challenges covered are:-

Tuesday, 28 December 2010

Festive Wishes

A very warm festive wishes to all you fellow bloggers.  Slowly getting back to a wee bit of normality with visitors and visiting duties done (until the New Year and then same again  Today is the first relaxing day of my holiday break and what better way to relax is to dig a couple of bits and bobs out the cupboard from under the stairs for a little play at my table.  It seems that long ago that I had to pack everything away and within about two minutes my table is  Never mind, that is part of the fun... lol.

Anyway, I am hoping not to see/make another Christmas Card for at least a few days so I am gonna make a selection of cards over the next coming days while I am off.  This cheery image of sunflowers (sorry do not know where it is from) helps me take my mind off the wintry weather we have been having over the past month - roll on Spring!!! ....hehehe.  The papers are from a Papermania paperpack.  Flower, Brad and sentiment from stash and string from kitchen  The challenges covered today are:-

Tuesday, 7 December 2010

Postman's Been...

.......... and he has brought a parcel from Lili of the Valley with some goodies that I had ordered - woo hoo!!!  Nice postie, he has cheered me up away from this weather as it hasn't risen from the minus all day.  What better way to take the blues away than to play at my table.

The teddy topper is from some of my new LOTV stash, great for making some quick Christmas cards, I just added some stickles to give him a bit of sparkle.  I couldn't help treated myself to their fabby circle sentiment stamps (which fit just perfect in my circle Nesties).  Also used on this card is my old faithful embossing folders from Cuttlebug.  Ribbon, flowers and leaf punch are from stash.  The challenges covered are:-

Chilly Tuesday

Good morning to you all and I hope you are all keeping warm this chilly morning (-14 here).  Well, not at work again due to the condition of the roads.  They are shocking, my poor Barry was one of the many hundreds of travellers caught-up in the massive gridlock on the Central Scotland roads.  He was struck from 11am in the morning and never moved for over 8 hours, eventually the queue moved enough for him to take a slip road off the motorway and by luck he knew the back roads and made a very slow and slippery journey and got home the back of midnight very tired and hungry!!!.  There was alot of people, elderly and families had to spend the night in their vehicles in that cold weather - it must have been horrific!!!

So it is another day in the house with the heating on full blast to keep the chill away.  There is nothing else for it but to have a wee play at the table.  The image is Miss Anya from The Greeting Farm.  The design paper is from DCVW.  Diecut snowflakes from Sizzix and sentiment printed off computer.  The challenges I have covered are:-

Monday, 6 December 2010

Snowing again....when will it stop

Yep, its snowing hard again.  I am sitting watching it getting deeper & deeper & deeper.  Will not be going anywhere today so a day in front of the telly and a few cards will be getting made.  The snow does have it's upside afterall

The image is Wee from Whiff of Joy decorated with some gold stickles.  The Design Papers are from Papermania.  Snowflake diecut and sentiment printed of computer.  The challenged I have covered are:-

Saturday, 4 December 2010

Forever Friends

Good afternoon, back again with my second post of today.  Should really be doing some housework as the sun is showing up my streaky windows (so I have just shut the is that really bad?).  Barry and I have had the "Decoration" discussion and have decided we will put them up next weekend - Bah Humbug!!!

This is a quick card using a Forever Friend 3D Dimension, Cuttlebug embossing folder, sentiment came will image as did the mistletoe's.   Also used was a MS border punch and the purple ribbon from stash.  The challenges covered are:-

Away in a Manger

Hello peeps and dare I ask how everyone is doing in this cold weather.  This is the first time that I have had to keep my heating on overnight that it has been so cold.  I just can't keep a heat in myself, tried the hot drinks and soups - might have to call on stronger measures - wine.... lol..... it always gives me rosy 

The Nativity image is a gorgeous stamp from Penny Black.  Papers are from Papermania.  Flowers and card candy things are from stash.  Used leafy/twig punch and embossing folder.  Sentiment is printed off computer.  The challenged covered are:-

Thursday, 2 December 2010

It's snow funny anymore.....

Off again peeps, this time the roads are apparently alright, it is the work entrance that is all blocked.  The workshop boys, bless them, have been struggling in every morning this week, trying to clear a way in.  The next day they are having to start all over again!!!  The poor souls, they deserve a medal for all their efforts.  Finger-crossed for tomorrow, believe it or not - I am wanting to get to work!!!

So while sitting this morning with my uniform on waiting on a phone call to say GO GO GO!!! I managed to make the last of the cards I had been asked to make (hopefully I can start on my own now).  The image is from Magnolia with added Stickles.  The DP are a mixture of DCVW and Papermania.  Princess brads are from stash and snowflakes are Sizzix diecuts.  The challenges covered are:-

Wednesday, 1 December 2010

Stuck at home ....

Yes, the weather has beaten me this morning.  I managed about 5 miles up the road but had to turn back, the roads were really, really bad, even the 4 wheel drive jeeps in front of me were slip-sliding over the place.  So I have made a hard decision to play at my table

This fabulous Charlie image is from Whiff of Joy.  The snowflakes are a mixture of diecuts, punches and brads.  The DP is from stash, sentiment printed off computer and also used my MS edge punch and snowflake cuttlebug folder.  The challenges covered are:-

Tuesday, 30 November 2010

Where has this year gone....

This year has just flown past and with December just round the corner I realised I hadn't managed anything that I was planning to achieve in 2010 - hey-ho, I'll just move them on til next year... lol ....... and YES, more time to craft was one of them... lol. 

The Christmas shopping has been started, record for me!!  I'm usually the mad woman on Xmas Eve rushing round the shops, five minutes before closing to the disgust of the shop assistants (who are checking their watches) grabbing anything that is left on the

The Advent calendar is up on the wall (Chocy one of course!) but the Christmas Decorations tree won't go up for a wee whiley yet (Need to clean the windows first!!

Sorry for the bad photo tonight.  The image is from LOTV (Lili of the Valley), DP are from Papermania and the rest of the embellishments are from stash.  The challenges covered are:-

Monday, 29 November 2010

Brrrrr.... its a cold one

Afternoon peeps from a very snowy and cold part of Scotland.  I was lucky in the sense that I was on holiday from work today (or unlucky as I wouldn't have managed there anyway 'coz of the weather!).  Barry tried to get to his work but got turned back just a short way from the house.  He kept himself busy by trying to clear away the snow off the path, but it covered over again so he gave up!!!

I was planning to play all day, but it is one of those days where the mojo disappeared and I had no "oomph" so I have only managed one card! I am so disappointed, with so many fantastic creations in my head but the body not wanting to co-operate!!.. lol.  The image is from Lili of the Valley, glittered with Stickles.   DP are from Papermania.  Snowflake diecuts and brads are from stash as is the diecut silver heart.  The challenges covered are:-

Sunday, 28 November 2010


Afternoon peeps, sneaking on with a second card for today just before Sunday Dinner.  I love using Snowy from Penny Black, he is so cute and really good to colour.  I have given him some real bling by using my Stickles.  The DP is from a Forever Friends paperpack.  The snowflakes are a mixture a MS & Sizzix punch.  The challenges covered this time are:-
Kaza xxx

Chrimbo Card

Afternoon peeps, snow is off at the moment but the forecast is for more to follow so I am staying wrapped-up cozy indoors.  Barry is currently making a pot lentil soup - yum!!!  You cannae beat a pot of homemade soup to keep you warm.

First card of hopefully a few today.  Used a 3D Forever Friends image.  Papers are from DCVW and the star gems are from stash.  The challenges covered are:-

Snow is falling...

Morning all, just popping on with a photo just taken from the house.  Still in PJ's and I think I shall be staying that way, don't think I shall be venturing outside as it is snowing quite hard.  Good excuse to make a few cards at my table...he he he.


Monday, 22 November 2010

Baby Girl

Evening everyone. Back on again with another card having spent most of the day playing about with Blogger (without must success - been trying to put the reactions bar on the bottom on my posts but it just won't work and I think I have mucked a few thing up in my settings as now it doesn't look right!).  Me and technology are not the best of friends today... or any day come to think of it!.

The wee bear image is a Penny Black stamp. I have had this DP in my stash for ages on the pretence that it was too good to use.  Used my MS border punch to make some faux lace.  Flowers and dummy charm are also from stash.  The challenges covered are:-

Miss Anya Birthday Card

Good afternoon peeps, hope you all had a fabby weekend and loads of time to play.  I had a lovely crafting session with my good friend Lesley (aka Pinkles Dreams) she was a lot more productive than me - note to self - to not talk so much lol.... Anyway this is one of my creations I managed to finish.

The stamp is a from a Miss Anya Collection from The Greeting Farm, I have had the stamps for well over a year at least.  The snowflake Cuttlebug folder comes out to play again and the strip of DP is from scrap box.  Also used is my MS snowflake punch, Stickles and the snowball ribbon is from stash.  The challenges covered on this card are:-

Sunday, 14 November 2010

Santa Card

Coo-----eee!!!!  I'm back yet again... lol.  Just posting this before I have my tea and a few glasses of red wine (then my typing would go to pot!!!).  Have managed to make a Christmas card in between baby cards. lol.  I haven't even started on my own crimbo cards yet, have been busy making them for the charity stall this Saturday coming.  Never mind, I will get there one way or the other. 

This super-fabby image is from High Hopes, the DP is from a Papermania Christmas pack.  Snowflake is my MS punch.  Also used is a Cuttlebug embossing folder, brads from stash, sentiment printed from computer.  The challenges covered are:-

Baby Boy Card

Back again, this time with a baby boy card. I have used the Forever Friends stamp again.  Papers are from my scrap drawer.  The little ducks are made from Sizzix hand punches and the button brads are from stash.  The challenges covered on this card are:-
Kaza. xxx

Baby Card

Afternoon peeps.  Loving my crafting weekend so far and hoping to get a few more cards done this afternoon.  I should get peace and quiet from the couch (Baza's favourite place) as there is an overdose of sport on the TV and as long as I feed & water him every so often I shouldn't hear a peep..hehe.

Since Kirsten, the girl from work has finished-up on her maternity on Friday there, and she goes in hospital on Monday to have the baby, I need to edge my bets to what sex the stork is gonna bring!... lol....   The stamp is from Forever Friends, the tools used are Cuttlebug Embossing Folders and Nesties (Oval & Square), ribbon and brad from stash and sentiment printed off computer.  The challenges covered are:-

Saturday, 13 November 2010

Crimbo Card

A very good Saturday afternoon to you all.  Hope you are all well.  A day for playing at my table for me this afternoon.  I am like a new woman as just back from the hairdressers - believe me - this morning I woke up looking like Worzel Gummidge .... lol...  now, I am more like Aunt Sally (less the blusher

This is an image from High Hopes, The papers are, I think, from DCVW, snowflake embossing folder (says quietly MS snowflake punch and brads, sentiment tag & card candy from stash.  The challenges covered are:-

Wednesday, 10 November 2010

Ruby Anniversary

Good evening, and a very chilly one at that.  Hope everyone is well in Blogland.  I am planning a little craft playing at my table this evening while the football in on the TV (means I get peace & quiet 

This stamp has been so useful, so handy for all types of celebrations.  I know I use my embossing folders alot - they must be my most used items in my craft box.  The swirly bits are Nestie swirls and the roses are from stash.  The challenges covered on this card are:-
Wow!!!  My lovely friend Hazel has given me this ffantastic award, I am truly spoilt as it comes a super gift -  A $5.00 Gift Voucher from Digis With Attitude!  There are a couple of rules. I have to say 3 things that are different about me and also pass this on to 5 fellow Blogger friends!  Well, here goes:-
  1. My second toe is longer than my big toe - (yuk!)
  2. I think Tuna, Coleslaw & Banana go together on a sandwich.
  3. Much prefers watching sport than soaps on TV.
And the 5 lucky peeps I am passing this on to are:-
  1. Lesley
  2. Nikki
  3. Marianne
  4. Lynn
  5. Moshie
Kaza. xxx

Monday, 8 November 2010

Santa Card

Good evening peeps, hope you are all well and you all had a fabby weekend where ever you may be.  I have had chance for a wee play at my table this evening - woohoo!!!

I love using this Santa stamp, he is so easy to use.  I have managed to use quite a few scraps of white card on this.  The snowflakes are made by various Sizzix diecuts, MS Punch and X-cut punches. Clear gem & pearl brads are from stash and the sentiment printed off the computer.  The challenges covered on this card are:-

Sunday, 7 November 2010


Good afternoon your lovely peeps.  Hope you are all having a good weekend.  Autumn/Winter is definitely upon us here, with the trees shedding their leaves and the frosty mornings ..... brrrrrr!!! ..... I just want to stay cozy in bed and hibernate!  I finally had chance for a wee play at my table this weekend and here is a couple of my creations:-

This is a quick and simple card using my origami skills (shirts are the only thing I have learnt to make so far!!  lol).  Tools used are square nesties, Cuttlebug embossing folder and MS border punch. Ribbon and card candies from stash, with sentiment printed of the computer.  The challenges covered are:-

This card is using a PB Stickeroo, they are really handy when a card is needed in a hurry.  Again, my Nesties and embossing folders are used.  Ribbon & flowers are from stash and the tag is from a Forever Friends pack.  The challenges covered on this card are:-

Thursday, 4 November 2010


I feel really guilty that I have not been visiting Blogland of late.  I have been busy trying to do wee bits and pieces for the Christmas Fair for The Brionni Trust which we have a stall on the 20th of this month.  The feeling of not enough hours in the day is upon me and I am getting nowhere fast!!! ....... lol....  serves me right for having bright ideas and not enough pairs of hands.  To add to that, I have never had such a hectic social life for so out of practice of getting the old lipstick, powder & paint on!!!  This weekend is a quiet one (thank goodness!) so I am SOOOO looking forward to relaxing and hopefully making at least a couple of challenge cards.

One of the lovely girls I work beside is finishing up next week to start her maternity leave so I made this card for the work place to sign.  It was the first time I have made an A4 size card so it was a big challenge for me to try and scale everything up!!!.  The hardest task though was to get an A4 size envelope!  Just managed to get one last weekend at the Craft Fair, Glasgow - talk about cutting it fine!!

The Mum-2-be body template was one a fellow crafter had emailed me but it was alot smaller so after a bit of jiggerly-pokerly I managed to enlarge it to the right size.  The poem was also one a fellow crafter had given me which I have used before.  The DP is from a DCVW paper stack and ribbon and flowers are from stash.

I couldn't resist not having a stamp somewhere on the card, so I popped this fabby stamp from High Hopes on the inside bottom corner.  I do hope she likes it.  She has also just moved into their own wee house too, so life is a bit hectic for her at the moment.  This is a card one of the other girls had asked me to make for her.

It is just quiet simple using a Sizzix die, Nestabilities and a Cuittlebug embossing folder.  I tried to used quite funky colours (Shocking Pink - Black - White) but the photo doesn't show them that well.


Sunday, 10 October 2010

Baby Card

Back again, this time with a recycled image (off an old shop bought birthday card) and re-using it to make a baby girl card.  The rub-on lettering, brad buttons & ribbon are all from stash box.  I am trying like mad to use as much 'stash' as possible because the craft fair at the SECC, Glasgow is on at the end of this month and I know I will have to practice my justification of "But I need it!"  The challenges covered with this card are:-

Birthday Card

A very good afternoon to you all.  Hope everyone is having a good weekend and for those who are on school holidays - good luck!!!  Sneaking on this morning with a birthday card I've made for my Auntie whose birthday is coming up soon.

The images are all Penny Black. DP are from DCVW - different paperstacks, ribbon and flowers are from stash. The challenges covered on this card are:-
Looking forward to just sitting at my table and playing, hopefully will come up with a few things rather than doing my usual of paper shuffling and replacing and general faffing around


Saturday, 9 October 2010

My Girl, Lollipop

Hello again peeps,  PJ's are still on but housework is done... lol.  My list of cards still to do is not doing down any as I keep remembering others that are not written on my calendar... lol.  On the good side, more excuses to play - yeah!!!.

This is a little decoupaged card made today for a friend's wee one with this little girl I found in my box and I used up some card scraps.  The challenges covered on this card are:-

Get Well Soon

Good afternoon to all you lovely followers.  The weekend is here again and a chance to spend some time playing - woop woop!!!  I should really be popping to the shops to get Barry's birthday present (I'll do that tomorrow - have to get  my priorities right.  lol).  Now that the nights are getting longer I should hopefully be spending some of my evenings up at the table being creative  - never seems to work out that way though!!

I got a lovely surprise at my work yesterday, the courier delivered back the laptop all fixed - another woop woop!!! so I can blog again.  Even though we have the PC upstairs, it just didn't feel right - strange I know, but again, I am a bit weird full stop.

The image is one I have but I have no idea from it came I'm afraid.  The DP are from Papermania.  Sentiment printed off on computer.  Flowers and card candies are from stash.  The challenges covered are:-