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 shelves...lol.

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!! ...lol).

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!!! ...lol.

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 ...lol.... 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 ...lol).

This is an image from High Hopes, The papers are, I think, from DCVW, snowflake embossing folder (says quietly ...lol) 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 ...lol). 

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 ages....lol.... so out of practice of getting the old lipstick, powder & paint on!!! ...lol.  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!! ....lol.

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.