Tuesday, 31 December 2013

Top picks of 2013....

Morning peeps firstly I just wanted to wish you all a very Happy New Year,thank you for popping by and taking a peek. Here is my yearly review of favourite crafting projects of 2013, which went by in a blur with a wedding in the middle. I have made lots of other albums which is my favourite past time at the moment, my new years resolution is to do more scrap booking for all of the photos that I have taken......just need to find more time.

January..... Fizzy Moon

February.......Zig Zag album made for Crafty Individuals

March......LOTV bear, one of my favourite cute stamps.

April......Crafty Individuals, layered, dimensional shaker card

May......Crafty Individuals hot air balloon

June.....altered frame for Crafty Individuals

June...... Wedding of my daughter with
hubby, Ethan and Zachary.

July......Graphic 45 album

August.......Fizzy Moon with frantage hearts

September......Santa from Crafty Individuals, using
glue and seal to create the background.

October......vintage image

November......image from OOh La La

December.....layered embossing with stamp from Crafty Individuals

Happy New Year 

Monday, 30 December 2013

Sketch n Stash.....

Morning all hope you are all well and not sniffing, coughing and sneezing like me, I manage to work up until Christmas and then when I have a break out come the germs and bugs, mind you it sounds like quite a few of you are suffering, I think we should move Christmas to another month and then we might all be fighting fit for the Christmas holidays.Saying that I had a lovely Christmas, popped round to see my Grandsons and daughter on Christmas morning and then they came round in the afternoon and then came back on Boxing day for their tea, now its back to work for me, well for a day  then I'm off again for a couple of days.......definitely crafting then.

Today sees the last challenge for 2013 at Sketch n Stash, but we will be back next week 6th January ready for another year of sketch challenges.
This fortnight we are being sponsored by 
......and if you are really quick they have a sale on until tomorrow.

 I have used the Molly Fairy image coloured in with Prismas, added glitter to her wings and gold stickles to her wand, the papers are from First Edition Floral Pavillion, the sentiment is from Papermania and is my oldest stash, the pearls and ribbon are my newest stash as they were in the draws of my new storage cube that I had off hubby at Christmas, love spinning it round and you can get lots of bits n bobs in it.

Just leaves me to say....
A Happy New Year to you all
hugs and best wishes

Saturday, 28 December 2013

Top 5.....

Being as I haven't anything new to show for the next couple of days, I thought I'd join in the fun with Debby and show my favourite 5 Christmas cards. mind you this year I did struggle to make cards, next year I'm going to be more prepared although I have a sneaky feeling I said that last year......time just slips by.

Everyone is ill in our house, always the same after Christmas, I think we work flat out and then as soon as we have a rest we catch everything, must paint a red cross on the door.....lol

Debby's......top 5

Monday, 23 December 2013

Season Greetings.......

Bonjour everyone, this is my last last Christmas card for this year, every year I tell myself to start creating earlier, but fail miserably ......oh well I'll try again next year. Today is the start of our new challenge at Ooh La La, and the them this fortnight is A Winter Wonderland, so far we have no snow this year, we normally get a flurry in November, but this year has been so mild, I'm still in short sleeves at work and thats with doors open, mind you we might get some on the big day.

My card is from the Festive Presence Cd, I've just added glitter to parts of the image for that extra sparkle

I would like to wish all my followers and fellow crafty friends
 a wonderful Christmas, thank you for your lovely comments
and taking the time to pop by.
Hugs and best wishes to you all xx

Crafty Hazelnuts Christmas.....last minute cards
Delicious Doodles.....a white christmas
Chocolate Coffee and cards....Happy Holidays
Creative Knockout......Winter Wonderland
Paper Pretties......let it snow.
Crafts for Eternity....anything goes
Dream Valley......Christmas
Sentimental Sunday.....anything Xmas goes

Sunday, 22 December 2013


This is my project for the recycled challenge at Sugar Creek Hollow........ there us still a week to join in with us, I'm only a week late but better late than never as they say, I did had something else planned for this challenge but I had a change of heart......talking of hearts I altered a heart shaped chocolate box using papers from Graphic 45, the image is from Crafty Individuals which I embossed with gold around the edges.The bow is some ribbon that was originally around a throw I brought.

Just another three days at work......and then its feet up,
just hoping I don't come down with his chest infection thats doing 
the rounds at the moment, Zachary has had it, hubbys got it now,
hugs n smiles

Alphabet challenge......W for anything you wish
Craft Your Passion.....Christmas anything but a card
Crafting Musketeers......layer it up
My craft spot.....wrap it up
Pink Elephant.....red and green Christmas

Thursday, 19 December 2013

Christmas .......

Its official, Christmas is nearly here because my oven has been cleaned ready for the big day, I have to confess to having my range cleaned professionally each December, when the man has gone it looks like new again, its  my yearly treat......... its a standing joke with my family and friends who say they know Christmas is round the corner when the oven man has been. Todays card and tag were made for the launch of the last Cd at Ooh La La Creations.....The Shawn Jenkins collection. I embossed the image with Cosmic Shimmer Aurora embossing powder for lots of sparkle.

Charisma.....anything goes.
Simon Wednesday.....bling it on
Creative Beli.....Christmas.
Craft Creations.....anything goes
Aud Sentiment.....Christmas.
Divas by Design....anything goes.
Little red wagon......non traditional christmas colours
Bearly Mine......anything goes.
Inky Chicks....Christmas.
Top Tip....snowflakes
I don't get a day off now until Christmas so I'm going to be extra busy
Looking forward to a few days off next week
hugs n smiles

Monday, 16 December 2013

Sketch n Stash....

Morning peeps, would someone please slow down time, its going at a rate of knots and I've got such a lot to fit in. Saturday we went to a  birthday party for Zachary as he is now 1, his brother Ethan helped him open his presents, and then played with them, thats brothers for you.

Managed to finish off the last bits of Christmas shopping yesterday, now just the job of wrapping them all.....I'm thinking gift bags for easy solutions, we do so much gift wrapping in the shop that when it comes round to doing my own, I've gone off the idea.

Oh well onto this fortnights challenge at Sketch n Stash, we have two sponsors for this

this fortnights sketch is

For my card I used an image and papers from Ooh La La Creations.....A Carnival of Colour Cd

have a great week, its so going to be busy this week, well
hopefully it will be and then next week after the big day I'm off for a few days of chillin' and crafting

Tuesday, 10 December 2013

Season Greetings.....

Its beginning to look a lot like Christmas.........now that will all get you humming along, my trees are up I spent most of Monday putting up the main one and decorating the rest of the room, this year I decided to sprinkle fake snow over the tree and underneath, Ethan came into the house this morning took one look at the tree and started scooping the snow up sprinkling it every where, he was so wired before going to school with excitement.......feel sorry for his teacher. I also have a remote control to switch the lights on and off and of course thats another gadget he wants to play with.

Thought I would share with you a card that I have had on my desk for the best part of a week playing around with, started off cutting out the window arches, then I found an image that I had done ages ago, using a Crafty Individual stamp CI365 Ferns and Butterflies which is stamped on a background that I made using Treasure Gold guilding pastes, I did add glitter to parts of it and textured snow to the ground, then I cut in half and mounted behind the two windows, the trees are Marianne dies. The snowflake is a Joy die, this I embossed in white twinkle Wow powder.
Don't forget that you can still enter the challenge at Crafty Individuals, the theme is make something Festive.

Top Tip....snowflakes
Oldie but a goodie......winter (stamp is old item)
Make my Monday.....frosty theme.
Crafting Musketeers.....layer it up
Crafty Calendar....cold and frosty
Artistic Stamper.....anything goes.
Stamping Sensations....free and easy
Corrosive challenge.....anything goes
Winter Wonderland......embossing
Ribbon Girl.....Christmas
Crafty Catz......use 2 or more dies
Paper Crafting Journey......Its Christmas time
Delightful challenges.....add gems
Ali Craft....Christmas
hugs n smiles

Monday, 9 December 2013

Ooh La la.....

Bonjour to you all, last night was our works Christmas party, we went to M's which is a wonderful place to go for a meal and beauty treatment, each area has its own, sofas table for dinner and enormous chandalier so you can relax and chat whilst waiting for treatments, and as an added bonus on the walls are glass shelves with handbags, shoes and jewelry to tempt you, which my sister did get tempted when she spied a gorgeous pair of shoes which she just had to take home with her.

this is my fabbie work team after a chilled out pamper and delicious meal.
On the name plates on the doors it says "Princess sleeping". Hard to do when
everyone is having such a good time laughing and chatting.

Had to include this pic of Jackie tryig on one of the fun fur coats
........she was made this coat as it so suited her.

Anyway back to Monday morning which means that we have a new challenge for you at Ooh a La Creations, the theme this fortnight is to use a doiley differently, I cut two in half joined them together then I scored at half inch intervals and paper pleated them  to make a rosette, which I then layered up with more flowers to create a large flower, I then added frantage in gold and white to create a more vintage look. The image and papers come from the Yesterdays Memories CD

I'm off today so I will be spending it putting up the Christmas tree, I still need to get round to writing cards and posting them, for some reason it doesn't feel like Christmas and its going to creep up on me at the last moment. Talking of Christmas though I had a lady in the shop yesterday with her two small daughters looking for advent calendars, apparently the youngest one, about three had eaten all of hers and then ate her sisters, when asked why she told her Mum that if she ate them all the chocolates Santa would come quicker.......awwwww she was soooooo sweet and I do like her reasoning, I just had to find her another one to replace the ones she'd eaten.
hugs n smiles