Wednesday 27 March 2013


Hi there lovely blog friends and fellow blogsters - and a special hello to my two new followers Christine and Julie, I really do appreciate you checking out my blog and my 'offerings'.  

I don't know about the weather near you but it has been bloomin' cold here and we have had more snow this year than we have had for a long time.  The birds have been fed at least twice a day although the little divils are back on their Sainsbury Basics bread not the Kingsmill!!!  They also have dried worms, bird seed, peanuts, fat balls and bird pellets!  I don't mind them popping in for a feed and a bath (they have tepid water in their bath and bowl in this weather!!!) but I do draw the line at their 'funny' business which they seem to do on the garage roof!  Mind you the snow has stopped all that for the time being - makes me blush!

Anyway enough of my birdy antics and on to my card!  I found this project when I was (still am by the way!!) clearing out my drawers and things.  I did this at a workshop I attended ages and ages ago.  The technique was bleaching and I absolutely loved it.  I haven't done it since though - which is typically moi - but I shall have to have another go.  I stamped the image onto the card using bleach  then, when it was dry, did two images either side using Versamark and gold embossing powder.  Must admit it looks a lot more detailed in the daylight.

I matted the green card onto a piece of gold satin mirri card then onto a piece of black card and finally onto another piece of toning green card.  I used the same toning green card for the border piece and label.

I quite like the effect of the green on black - especially as I don't tend to use much green card.  I hope you like it!  If you have left me a comment I must tell you I am really grateful.  You are all so kind to me and give a boost to my confidence.

Anyway I hope you are managing to do some crafting in this awful weather, we have had a little more snow again today!!  I do need to make some cards for a Guest DT spot coming up on Christmas Cards All Year Round - wow am I getting adventurous or what!  I am usually so backwards in coming forwards! LOL!!   Mind you I really am enjoying being on Lady Anne's Challenges DT, it is really interesting.

Lots of big crafty hugs to you all out there, I'm off to catch up with your blogs now.

See you soon

This is an edit to this post because I would like to enter my card into the following Challenges -

613 Avenue Create Challenge No 12 -
Challenges 4 Everybody Challenge No 16 -
Clearly iStamps Challenge No 71 -
Ladybug Crafts Challenges -
NanaVic's Challenge No 4 -
Paper Shelter Challenge No 105 -
Party Time Tuesdays Challenge No 113 -
Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge No 120 -
Simon Says Stamp challenge -
Throough the Craftroom Door -

Monday 11 March 2013


  Good afternoon my fellow blogsters out there!   Well here I am sitting cosy in my tip of a craftroom - my back has been really poorly so I am still working on the sorting out of my stash and Graham is nursing stubbed toes!!  I do need to welcome my three new followers - yay!!! - Crafty Amy, Lisa and Taniaj - thank you so much for becoming followers and I hope you enjoy my blog postings - I do waffle and have a giggle (mostly at myself).

I have two Twinchies to share with you today, I am only allowed to enter one into the Twinchie challenge but I like both of them so am posting two on my blog for you to look at.  The theme this month is Flower or Flowers so I found some gorgeous freebie digis (yes I do buy them as well - lol!) and mini'd them into Twinchie size then coloured them with my Promarkers.  All I can say is thank goodness for my magnifying glass!!!  Here is the Twinchie I am entering into the Challenge - I like them both really but the little sentiment is so me!!! 

You can't really tell from the pic but I have glazed over the ladybird and also glittered the wings of the two bumble bees!  I went round the edges of the two Twinchies with my black Promarker pen.
The second one is also a freebie digi but I can't tell you where they came from because they don't have the originators' names on - such a pity. 
I do love this challenge and have not entered for a while now so I am really going to have to find time to enter each month.  I would like to ask anyone reading this to have a go, they really are a pleasure to do.

Thank you so much for stopping by and checking out my blog warbles, I did warn you that I waffled - if waffling was in the Olympics I would have a gold medal!!!  LOL!!!!

Lots of hugs to all of you out there, it has been snowing outside but the sun is shining now - at least it isn't -21 degrees Anne-Elise!!!!  I hope you find time to do some crafting this week.


Twinchie Challenge No 3 -

Sunday 3 March 2013


Hi there my blog friends and a special welcome to Asmah my new follower!  Thank you all so much for popping over and checking out my little blog planet!

I found this little card whilst I was clearing out a basket with some cards in it.  I know I haven't shown it before and..... it is a House Mouse stamp!!!  I just love this little mouse's tum tum!  It reminds me of my super hubster who, incidentally, pulled in Sainsbury's yesterday!!!  Apparently a 'young' lady asked him if he could help her by getting "The Lady" magazine from a high shelf -because she couldn't quite reach it!  He does come in useful for that sort of thing, being 6' 3"!!!  When he passed it to her she thanked him and then said that she thought he smelled really nice!!!!!   Of course I was thinking ahhh bless, he still has it.  Then he tells me he would have been a toy boy!!!!  I am still guffawing at this final revelation!

The image is one from a set of House Mouse stamps that I bought from Joanna Sheen.  The dark coloured diecut is a Spellbinders die (I found the diecut in my stash and can't remember which one it is - ooops).  The HM stamp was stamped on a piece of white Neenah card and coloured with my Promarkers,  I rounded the corners with a punch.  I had some gorgeous lace in my box which looks very much like Torchon bobbin lace (something I used to make) but this piece was made on a machine. First of all I tinted it slightly with some Distress Ink (think it was Antique Linen), I glued this underneath the die cut and added three flowers with button middles!  You can't see from the pic but there is some Stardust glitter on the petals and the cake icing - which is pink by the way although it looks lilac.  Weird or what??  Sorry that the details are a little sketchy but this was made a while ago and I didn't make notes at the time.

I do hope you like it - if only for the cute little mousey!  My stash is slowly - very very slowly - being put in the new cupboard and on my four new shelves!!!! Yay!  I have cleared out some drawers so far but I really do have to do this in stages because my back isn't so good.  I have found loads of things I had lost - lol - and I even found two Spellbinder dies in the other cupboard!!!

Big hugs to you all


I will be entering my card into the following challenges - 

A Gem of a Challenge No 69 -
Catch the Bug Challenge -
Crafting for All Seasons No 46 -
Crafts and Me Challenge No 122 -
Digistamps for Joy Challenge No 61 -
Natalie and Amy's Challenge No 7 -
One Crazy Stamper Challenge -
Party Time Tuesdays Challenge No 109 -
Sisterhood of Crafters Challenge -
NanaVic's 4th Challenge -