Wednesday, 8 April 2020

Easter Chicks

Hi Everyone, I really don't know where my time is going, I was going to make a lot of Easter cards, I had so many ideas, then I looked around and there wouldn't have been time to post them. SO - it's this card at least 3 of them, the only kind I made. I'm ashamed to say this went to my brothers and wives. The greetings inside were slightly different and I had to rush them to the post.

Anyway, I've been using my digital stash, the paper is from years ago, I copied it to my new computer in 2015, but I've had it years before then. I thought it may give them a smile with the cute chicks.
paper - BDR Hugware
Easter chicks - The Hungry jpeg - 3D'd
print and cut on the Cameo
sentiment - computer generated 3D'd
Nuvo Crystal Glaze
Spectrum Noir clear sparkle pen
die - Tonic rectangle 

Now to bore you with a few more photos of the garden
I came home after posting the cards and saw in the front garden in the bright sunshine, what I thought were lilies, then realised they were tulips open wide, what do you think?

I was also surprised to see the Rhododendron bursting out.

The weeping Birch is also springing open

The Berbaris is flowering

 The white Heather and the Spirea 
competing to see who can flower the most.

The Euphorbia putting on it's lime green show 

You'll be glad to know that that's the last of the garden for a little! while.

Keep and safe and well Everyone, I hope you are keeping busy,
 all I can say, I'm sure I wasn't this busy before lockdown!

Happy Easter

Tuesday, 7 April 2020

Die cut

Hi everyone, my card today is something I have had on my desk for ages, I just didn't know what to do with the die cut out of patterned paper, I cut it to see how the cut looked. It has sat for a few months, then clearing up a little I was going to throw it, then thought c'mon, do something, so I sat and pondered and in the end came up with this, so simple, but couldn't think of anything else to do! I used plain card to cut another, cut it apart and placed it in each corner. I'm not sure of it, but it will come in handy I'm sure.
die -
blue paper - Craft Sensations
plain card - Crafters Companion
stamp sentiment - Simply Cards and Papercraft freebie

I have a photo to share with you, a newspaper cutting I found not long ago. I was 9 years old and played the part of a "Sunbeam". I had one line to say - 
"Hark I hear the bells ringing!" 
I forgot it! and had to be prompted, meaning the embarrassment called a halt to all future drama productions! Who knows what could have been if I had remembered LOL. I am ringed in the centre, with my younger brother playing a ladybird (ladybug) in the bottom left circle. My mother made out costumes as every mother did / does :)

Sunday, 5 April 2020

hula hoop

On Thursday my neighbours, well all 5 of them, looked at me and thought me mad I'm sure, there was me banging my saucepan for all to see and hear, wish more had come out. AND where were the men? I'm so glad it was for ALL Workers during this awful time, without whom we could not survive. Please God keep them safe.

Anyhow, here's my card to give you a smile. I had the image in my inbox as a follower, and had a smile straight away. Looking at it, my thoughts were - everyone? is now trying to exercise in some way and I could imagine a lot of people doing this with their masks on, and achieving something they couldn't do before. I know I have a strange imagination!
image - Elizabeth Dulemba
coloured in PS and cut with Cameo
scene paper, tree and rabbit - Hugware
background paper - Pixelscrapper
sparkle pen - Spectrum Noir clear

some more photos of our tulips in the fabulous weather we have been having lately
this with the pieris in bloom,

These with a mini azealia and the clematis shooting up

 we are so lucky, this is the view from my kitchen sink

Stay in and keep safe

Friday, 3 April 2020

She wolf?

Hi Everyone, it's a Friday and from now on it will be my day for my DT card at 

I looked online to see what colour wolves were and couldn't believe how many colours there were, in the end I decided to try and colour a "blonde! My sentiment? is because, she, Yep! she's a she! does look like she is in sorrow and thinking, so my card is a sympathy card.

Wolf - Distress inks
pine tree background - Creative Market
plaid background - M Turnidge
die - Tonic 
sentiment - computer generated
tree die and stamp - Magazine freebie Simply Cards & Papercraft

Hoping you are all safe and well and keeping yourselves amused?
Here's something to make you smile - I hope

"I regret rubbing ketchup in my eyes, but that’s Heinz sight.

Wednesday, 1 April 2020

Make me laugh !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

My DT card today is for

I think we all need a laugh at the moment, so I think this challenge is a perfect time to get going on the jokes and images. I hope you will join in and get us all laughing.

I came across this dog in my files and decided he looked a little fed up? Then after searching in my files I came across lots of other dog and related images, so I put them all together in Photoshop, transferred them to my Cameo hence this card. All images are at least 2 layers, the dog is 4 and 3D'd.
stitched border & grass - Gina Cabrera
ready coloured dog - Creativefabrica
dog house - Hugware images (no longer available)
dog food - Melissa Riddle
sentiment - Marlene (no longer available)

Monday, 30 March 2020


Hi Everyone, a card made for my one of my Nieces, I had made one card with this image here. I decided to try it again, but with different colours this time. The colouring was Okish, then I had a couple of splashes, which I was able to hide with the tiny butterfly and the grass behind the stone, then the sentiment went awry, I was able to redo it, but not as the one layer I hoped for oh! well. Hopefully she won't notice!
image - Magazine Freebie
Distress inks -
Mowed Lawn, Peeled Paint, Ripe Persimmon, Dusty Concord
Pumice Stone, Black Soot, Brushed Corduroy

Hubby gave our lawn it's first haircut of the season, we are so lucky to have an outdoor space in these times.

A beautiful tulip appearing in the gorgeous Spring sunshine

 Muscari (Grape Hyacinth)

I hope you are all safe and well and keeping busy.

Friday, 27 March 2020

Magic - announcement!

Hi Everyone, I hope you have everything you need and are safe and well.

I'm excited to announce
I have been asked to join the QKR Stampede DT and
 I have accepted with great pleasure.

For my first DT card I'm using
coloured with Distress ink colours
Black Soot, Peeled Paint, Pumice Stone
Brushed Corduroy, Seedless Preserve, Tattered Rose
Scattered Straw, Spiced Marmalade, Salty Ocean, Broken China. 
background digital paper - Creative Fabrica
star and 12 cut with Cameo 2
Nuvo Crystal Gloss
die - Sue Wilson Noble Square die
Tonic Pure Sheen glitter
insert message - my own

glue and glitter added to Alakazam!
I'm going to add some glitter into the card, don't think his parents will be too pleased LOL
aren't I wicked?