Saturday, 29 March 2014

Sugar Creek Hollow.......

Evening peeps hope you are enjoying the weekend, loving this warm weather and looking forward to another fabbie day tomorrow, just gutted that we loose an hour tomorrow especially as its Mothers Day here in England, hope all you Mums out there have a wonderful love filled day.I'm a smidge late with is card for Sugar Creek Hollow, its just that I'm sooooo darn tired at the moment and I'm in bed early and not spending much time blogging so, apologies for not getting to visit may of your blogs again this week. We have been extra busy at work today selling lots of yummy chocolates ready for you Mums tomorrow.

This fortnight at Sugar Creek Hollow we want to see your creations with your own created backgrounds, so no designer papers please. We also have a great sponsor for you as well and we were lucky to receive some fabbie goodies to play with, so I have embossed my chip board bird with various frantage chips and powders to get all the texture. The stamp is by Darkroom Door and I've coloured in the image with Prismas. Check out the gorgeous feather flower which I was sent also by the sponsors, I so love the tendrils that are peacock feathers.

I kept my background simple by just using a gold die cut over a piece of card stock.
The image edges I embossed in gold.

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Friday, 28 March 2014


Morning peeps, had some results yesterday about my heart apparently I have ectopic beats which means my heart has a thud beat every few ordinary beats which makes me feel a smidge yuck, something I've got to live with though as there is no surgical procedure to correct it, I am now on Beta Blockers to see if that helps and I've got to go back for another two 24 hour monitors, one for oxygen levels and another for my blood pressure which is high, so along with gallstones and cysts .....I'm ready for a long holiday. I was really good at the NEC last Sunday I only brought one paper pad which is for a Graphic 45 album that I am in the process of doing, I get totally addicted to these and I get up in the morning to do another page. I thought the show was a smidge disappointing this time as there were so many stands selling dies,and very little scrapbooking products. mind you I still managed to find other goodies to buy.
 Oh well onto todays card, with Mothers fast approaching I thought I'd enter a few challenges with this card. The image is from Delicious Doodles which I've coloured in with Prismas and the papers are from First Edition.

Party time.......anything goes
Craft your Passion.....Mothers Day
Make My Monday......for Mums
My Craft Spot....anything goes
Dream valley....Mum
hugs n smiles

Sunday, 23 March 2014

Vintage Telephone tag.............

Another weekend and I'm off to the NEC today with a member of my staff whose is sooooo excited not only that we are taking her cousin and he is even more exited as he's never been to a show before and he is a real young card maker so I'm sure we will have a great day, I'm going to be good today and not spend too much because my craft room is starting to get a little full .......famous last words.

Todays card is using one of the new chunky tag stamps from Crafty Individuals CI 403 vintage telephone tag, love these new stamps, I've layered up the phone and label. I've not really used vellum before so I stamped the flowers and sentiment on vellum embossed in white and then inked the back to add subtle colour.The flowers are made using stamp CI 206 Flower Heads. I layered up and snipped  into the flowers to add dimension by sticking the snipped petal behind the other. The background I created by using the mask Hearts Patterned Border from CI with Imagination sparkle over the distressed background. The sentiment is CI 407, word and pictures

Crazy 4 challenges....anything goes
Totally Papercrafts.....beautiful borders.
Thats Crafty.....Inky antics
Fussy and Fancy.....shabby chic
creative Fingers....anything goes
Chocolate coffee and cards.....glitter and lace
Brown Sugar.....anything goes
Creative Knockouts....thing with wings
Crafty Ribbons....anything goes
Crafty Girls......anything goes
4 crafty patterned papers
Simon Wednesday....glitter it
Imagination crafts.....blooms

hugs n smiles

Thursday, 20 March 2014

Chunky Vintage car tag

Morning to you all, todays card is for my Brother in laws birthday ......which is today, Happy Birthday BIL.
I have used this fabbie new stamp from Crafty Individuals CI 405 Chunky Vintage car tag.I layered up the car for extra dimension. The corrugated background was painted in Mud Spat Fresco paint, then crackle glaze and then vintage lace paint on top, I used Treasure gold to highlight the edges and ridges of the card. I added Washi tape from Docrafts on the bottom right hand corner. The background paper is from CI....Travels in Italy.The gear was embossed with Frantage and then I brushed over it with Treasure gold.

Creative Inspirations.....vintage/shabby chic
Fab n Funky.....Boys/men
Sweet Stamps.....anything goes
Top Tip Tuesday.....metal real of faux
Everybody Art....non cute card
Craft Room challenge.....Transport
Artistic Stamper.....Letters, words, Numbers.

Monday, 17 March 2014

Ooh La La......

Bonjour, I'm back again with another card this time it for the challenge at Ooh La La creations, I got to pick the theme for this challenge and it is.......For a special lady.
Mothers Day is fast approaching so I have picked this lovely image from the Everyday Occasions Cd. Paper are also from the same cd.

hugs n smiles

CD Sunday.....Mother.
Gem of a challenge.....mothers day
Chocolate coffee and cards.....colour combo, lilac and sage green
Alphabet challenge.....c for country flowers
Crafty Ribbons.....ribbon and bows

Sketch n Stash....

Morning to you all, another gorgeous Spring day yesterday, managed to scrub my kitchen floor, feeling like I should be Spring cleaning either that or I'm going mad,  did managed to get this card done as well for todays challenge at Sketch n Stash, I am naughty leaving it till the last moment but I have been finishing an mini wedding album for my daughter.

This fortnight we have 2 sponsors

This fortnights sketch is

For my card I have used a stamp from Crafty Individuals,  embossed the bird cage with gold and then layered it up on the main image, the flowers are coloured in with Prismas and I've added a pink frantage to the edges of the image. The papers are from Pion Designs, I've had them a while so I'm not sure of the name of them.

Back with another post real soon
hugs n smiles

Craft Hoarders some sparkle glitz or glam
My Craft Spot......colour inspiration, apricots/soft green/cream
Shabby Tearoom.....anything goes
Pink Elephant....lots of layers and a pinch of green

Saturday, 15 March 2014

Sugar Creek Hollow.....

Afternoon peeps what a lovely week weather wise but another busy week for me, I've had my 24 hour heart trace as well as an ECG and a scan of my heart so hopefully in a couple of weeks time I'll get the results and a magic sticking plaster or a a bottle of make it better, or it could just be wind !!! I had to take my Mum back to the hospital for another check up as well and then on Wednesday we had to take Zachary to A&E because he turned blue and started fitting.......I thin its safe to say that we are jinxed family at the moment. Apologies ofr not getting round any blogs this week, I'm getting fed up wth Mr Blogger knicking my reading list

Today see the start of  a new challenge at Sugar Creek Hollow and this fortnight we have a photo to inspire you.

This was the perfect excuse to finally finish my baby album that I started a couple of months back, just got to add the photos. I've used Graphic 45 papers and the stamps I've used are from Viva. Here are a few of the pages in the album,

photo graph to slide under the belly band at the bottom of the page

flap opens and holds a photo matt inside

envelope flap lifts up and there is a mni book and tag insides

Hugs n smiles

That's Crafty.....anything goes
Creative Fingers.....anything goes
Craft all day.....anything goes
Crafty Girls....anything goes

Tuesday, 11 March 2014

Wired for sound.....

Afternoon peeps hope you are well, I'm sitting here wired up having 24 hour heart monitor check today and then I have to go back tomorrow to have an echo, something or other on my heart and the monitor removed, don't know what that is but I won't be googling it to find out, hopefully they will find out what is wrong with my old ticker, not sure if I will be able to do roller coaster rides again, might have to just stick to the gentle kiddie ones.
Thought I would share with you the front cover of the album I did the other Saturday with Trisha Ladouceur, must admit that these are papers by Bo Bunny  I would never have normally used but they lend themselves perfectly for an album featuring my daughter, and I have actually managed to finish and get all the photos in tha'ts a first. Its ages since I have worked with vellum and must admit I'm quite liking it. just had to bling it up with lots of diamante gems.
The cover of the album is a resist cover so I used Mustard Seed, Spun Sugar and a smidge of lilac distress inks to colour it in.......

Off to have a play in my craft room,
I'm in the process of making a mini wedding album for my daughter.
hugs n smiles

Monday, 10 March 2014

Teacup Zoo......

Wow the Weather Man got it right about the lovely sunny day we had yesterday, we actually managed to get quite a few jobs done in the garden which is a first for this year, a bit more cutting back and weeding and my garden will be finished ready to enjoy for the Spring, todays card features the cute bunny in the teacup from the Teacup Zoo Cd from the guys at Kraftyhands. I have actually used a money wallet for the front of the card, the papers are also from the same cd. the papers are lovely vintage designs in pretty pastels, other animals on the cd includes a Panda, tiger, giraffe kangaroo to name but a few.

Hugs n smiles

Saturday, 8 March 2014

Wedding .....

Morning to you all, another weekend and the weather man said it was going to be warmer on Sunday, a perfect chance to tackle those weeds. My daughter asked me to make a card for a friend who is getting married today, and being as I had caught up with all my dt cards I thought it was perfect excuse to get one of my favourite LOTV stamps out to play with. The papers are from First Edition, the sentiment was a freebie in a magazine, and of course lots of frantage.

LOTV......Bingo, Ribbon, pearls and flowers.
Crafty Ribbons....anything goes.
Crafty Girls........anything goes.
Paper Pretties.....lots of layers.
Papertake.....anything goes
A Creative Romance.....Bingo, pearls, glitter and bow
Brown Sugar.....make it sparkle
Craft all Day.....anything goes
Creative Fingers......anything goes.

Have a great weekend

Friday, 7 March 2014


Morning to you all sees the start of a new challenge at Kraftyhands, the  theme this month is ......Easy Easter, I have used the Spring Garden Cd for this decoupage card, so it doesn't get much easier  than this.

Just to let you know that the guys have been busy producing a magazine and cd which is called Create it, they have also made 10 videos for You Tube which go live on the 17th of this month.
The magazine is available to pre order for £12.99 and is limited to just 200 copies,
so when its gone its gone.

hugs n smiles

Tuesday, 4 March 2014

Ooh La La creations

Evening to you all, who forgot to post her card for the challenge at Ooh La La creations .......yep me, so apologies for this late posting. What a lovely sunny day we have today, me, my sis and Zachary go round my Mums first thing on a Tuesday for breakfast, we have been looking after her after her for the past year or so after she was diagnosed with Alzheimers Dementia but with the medication that she is on now she seems a lot better although her short time memory is very poor, she had me and my sister in stitches this morning as she sat there on her chair she suddenly said " its times like this that I wish I had false teeth.....we asked her why and she said "well I could give them to you and you could take them upstairs and clean them for me".....well can you say to that.

The theme at Ooh La La creations this fortnight is ......Anniversary, I have used the Everyday Occasions Cd for my card.

hugs n smiles

Monday, 3 March 2014

Sketch n Stash.......

Morning peeps, I hope that you had a great weekend, another wet day yesterday but at least Saturday was dry and sunny, hopefully Spring will be here soon and the sun will stay out for longer then we all moan about the heat. I spent Saturday making a memory album using Bo Bunny papers, can't say that I have used these before as I love vintage style but the pastel colours were perfect for the photos that I had of my daughter. I actually managed to finish it, and not only that I put the photos in it yesterday........which is a first for me.

Today sees the start of a new challenge at Sketch n Stash,
we have two sponsors this fortnight

prize...... 4 images


prize...... an online class

I have used an image from Delicious Doodles, the watering and flowers are coloured in with Prisma pencils, I added highlights to the daisies with a white pen. The papers are from the Maja Design Autumn Basics collection. Of course I had to add frantage to the image and die cut.

Back later with another card
hugs  smiles