Monday, 15 April 2013


Good morning to my fellow blogsters and friends.  Welcome and a huge hello to my new follower John - thank you so much for becoming one of my blog followers and also for any comments you may make on my offerings!!!

This time I am posting one of the cards I made for my GDT spot with Christmas Cards All Year Round -   This is a monthly challenge and the theme is O Christmas Tree!  Brilliant theme I think!  The challenge started at the beginning of April, so you will have plenty of time until the end of April to enter!!

I chose dark colours for this one because I wanted it to appear frosty and cold!!

8 x 8" Kraft card blank
Bazzill Basic Dk Blue card
MME Signature Christmas Patterned papers
Sentiment - from the internet
Dee's Distinctively Stacker Tree Die
IO Dies - Snowflake
Cheery Lynn Holly Corner Die
Memory Box - Snowflake and Corner
Border Strip and Poinsettia from stash
Diamond Dust Stickles
I really enjoyed getting out my Christmas dies and Stickles to make this one, I'd forgotten how much I love making Christmas cards.
I hope you like it and if you have time to leave a comment, I can't tell you how great that would be!   It would be lovely if it also sets you off to make a card for this brilliant challenge, there are two amazing cling stamps from Platypus Creek to win!!!
Well, that's it for now, I hope you have a lovely day and I want to send an extra special hug to my friends out there who have either lost their mojo, feeling down or not feeling too well - you know who you are my lovelies.
Hugs to everyone.

Friday, 5 April 2013


Hello there my wonderful friends and blog followers - huuuuuge welcome to my new follower as well - I hope you know that you are letting yourself in for a load of Susie type waffling!  

Anyway .... Lady Anne has a new Challenge (as from 1 April) there will be a different theme each month, this time it is a sketch, our sponsors are Daisy Doodles and the prize is two of their images.  I am now a DT member on this challenge as well and I would love to see your cards over there.

This is my first card for this NEW Challenge -

I coloured the daffodils with an 'orange' trumpet - yup I have used orange again - but I can see some of them from my kitchen window and they are so bloomin' cheerful.  The squirrels sit amongst them chewin' their nuts (whoa there! they have their monkey nuts providing they leave my bulbs alone!)  this seems to work, although they do bury the darn things in between the bulbs.
This is the sketch we worked to
6 1/2 x 6 1/2" card blank
First Edition papers - Bird Song
DCWV papers - Glitter stack
White doily - free with magazine
Daffodils from stash
Strips of card from snippets box!!
Digi Images - Daisy Doodles
Craftwork Cards - Card Candy
This little card only took me a day to sort out - which, as you know, is super quick for me!  I hope you like it and also manage to get some time to enter the new Challenge here
Thank you for visiting my blog and checking out my cards, I love reading any comments you may leave (nothing rude of course)!  Oh and whilst I am here I have a Guest DT spot over on Christmas Cards All Year Round coming up on 15th April.  I love an excuse to make a Chrimbo card!
Big hugs to you all
I have found a few challenges where I would like to enter my card -

Monday, 1 April 2013


Hi there my blog buddies and followers - with a special hello and welcome to my new followers.  Thank you so much for reading my blog, I love the fact that you pop by to check out the warblings of a weak and feeble woman - OK that really is OTT but it sounds poetic.

I am posting my new DT card for Lady Anne's Challenge - Stamp Anything Goes No 7.  We were given the digi images by Stamp N Doodle as they are sponsoring us this time.   I had some really bright papers and thought they would look nice with the image.   I think this is probably the first time I have truly picked out the paper before I did the colouring - yay!! Anyway here is my card

Did I mention this was bright??  Must admit though, I am quite pleased with the result because you know I am always bemoaning (is that a word) the fact that I don't use orange!   I hope you have a go at the Challenge - here is a link to it   You can enter two creations but there is a limit of five challenges that you can enter including this one.  There were some gorgeous cards last time and I am sure there will be again.

As for my card, well you can see that I used faux stitching (once pronounced 'forks' by one tv craft presenter - oops) around the edge, with a few screw top brads and a bit of chicken wire (well it's a diecut piece actually).  I even trawled through the cupboard to find some Card Candi for the corners!  No holds barred eh???

Corrugated Kraft Card 6x6"
Image from Stamp N Doodle
Bo Bunny Papers - On the Go
Orange card from stash
Spellbinders - Labels 4
Cheery Lynn Die - Chicken Wire Frame
Card Candi
Screw top brads
Dried Marigold Distress Ink
Green ribbony stuff from stash
Orange banner courtesy of some 'puter wizardry
I hope you like this one and also enter the Challenge.  Thank you so much for stopping by, if you don't have time to leave a comment that is fine, lives are busy and I understand.
Anyway big hugs to all my craft buddies and I will pop over to your blogs asap!
PS - Graham bought me a gorgeous Bailey's choccy Easter Egg - I can confirm that it tasted as good as it looked - yup it has been demolished!!  He still has his though - but seeing as he isn't at work for another four weeks, there's no chance I will be able to pinch a bit.    I can hear you all going "Poor old Graham, not only does she cause his stubby toes but she tries to half-inch his choccy egg!"    AS IF!!!
I am doing a quick edit to my post in order to enter some Challenges - I actually won a couple when I first started but nothing since -lol!!!  I still love entering though - 'cos everyone loves a trier - allegedly.  Guffawing wildly now!