26 February 2019

An Horsesome day!

Hi everyone on this gorgeous Spring day, I have a card I did recently for my horse mad Niece, here they are on a cross country run.

horseshoe - unknown, I have had it for years.
cut on the Silhouette Cameo
inked with black ink and heat embossed
horse - one of 3 images I won at QKR Stampede,
 it was print and cut with Sil Cameo, then coloured with very old Whisper ink pad
sentiment - added to card with Silhouette sketch pens and cut with the Cameo

I then added a sentiment and 2 lines onto the insert shape with sketch pens and cut the shape with the Cameo.

19 February 2019

A New Baby

Hi Everyone, we have had a beautiful new baby girl in the family another Great Niece for us. Unfortunately as soon as she was born she had to have serious surgery, she was born at 7am and was out of surgery at 9.30am. Thankfully she is getting there! she will be in hospital for quite a few weeks more, Bless her little heart. This is her, I think she looks like my late brother, but I'm biased, maybe it's the hairstyle?
Layla Jade

this is the card I made for her parents.
baby - Mo Manning
coloured in Photoshop CS6, fussy cut.
cushion - Mo Manning fussy cut with lace added, coloured in PS CS6
heart dies - Tattered Lace
banner and sentiment - Photoshop CS6 
background paper - Carina Gardner Watercolour florals
one layer fussy cut
box - handmade with Centura Pearl card
tissue paper - Tesco
insert balloon - Pixelscrapper


13 February 2019

Update on poems

Hi Everyone. A second post from me today just to keep you updated about my Grampa's poems. With a few piccies. You can skip this if it doesn't interest you!

I had a museum curator come to see them a few days ago, he said he wondered how Grampa had slipped through the net and not been acknowledged for his poems, there are very few poems written about the coal mines by actual miners, which he was. The Curator also said his museum couldn't do them justice and as there are so many, he is going to search someone out, someone who will be able to do them justice, as they will need cataloguing and be rewritten. He said to continue writing them up as I'm doing.

Just to know that someone outside of the family appreciates Grampa's writings was an enormous lift to me. I thought you may like to see a little of what I have.
The blue folder is his writing of his life, that I have typed up. The old case is full of note books and paper with his writings on.

the poem in the left book is the poem I did on a scrapbook page HERE

The pink book are the only poems he had published. 
 Some poems are dated 1916 and 1917 about the tragedy of the soldiers and their treatment when they returned home.

first verse of one of the poems, there are 6 in total.
Our Broken Heroes
Only a broken soldier, now thrown aside as "scrap"
After fighting for King and country, and now, who cares a rap.
What will become of our heroes? Shall we leave them to die in despair?
It's a shame the way their treated, after doing their bit out there.

I haven't gone on as it's such a sad story. I don't want to leave you with sadness. However he does have a funny side to him too. This was written during the Second World War. There was a campaign for people to "dig for Victory" as there was a food shortage.

I’m in the Spring #39
The birds, yes, they whistle and sing,
The lambs they gambol and jig,
And I go to the garden and sweat, oh! Beg pardon,
For it’s my lot, on my plot, to dig.

The dock leaves are showing up fine,
Their roots are so deep and so tough,
I follow them down and tear up the ground
In an hour I have had quite enough.

I sit down to rest by the hedge,
That blackbird is singing a treat,
While I’m cleaning the weed, for sowing the seed
And digging up worms he can eat.

But I mustn’t give in, now I’ve started,
I must oh! My back – have a go,
Or my neighbours, will think I am lazy
Of my pain in my back, they don’t know.

Twas old Adam that started this nonsense
And alone is to blame,
As he made his garden in Eden,
We are expected to do the same.

So, it’s dig – yes dig, for victory,
Never mind the sweat on your brow.
Dig deep - if you would grow onions,
I had to – and that’s how I know.

Cupcake & flowers

Hi Everyone, I have just made it into the Limited Runs FB challenge, so thought I would share my card here.
cupcake - Limited Runs
coloured in Photoshop CS6, 
flower frame - Watercolour.png.com
Cross Stitch Embossed Card - craft outlet
sentiment - computer generated
orange background card - Dovecraft
Spectrum Noir clear Sparkle pen on cupcake

06 February 2019

LOVE your Men

Hi Everyone, a card that I'm late for at
I don't know where the time is going these days, I seem to have too much to do and not enough time to do it in. Anyhow, here is my LATE card for The Male Room, I had this card in my mind as soon as I saw the challenge. My hubby is the best and thought he should be told - Again! LOL
background paper and striped paper - DesignBundles 
frame - Dragons Lair Designs
font - Boller typeface
rock & shells - Studio 4
anchor - unknown freebie
mirror card - The Range
Rock, frame, anchor are all 3D'd
All cut out as print and cut or cut on the Silhouette Cameo, 
so much easier than by hand LOL. 

This is a before and after photo of the anchor, I cut it out of silver mirror card, then added Whisper pigment black ink (so very old). I added Dovecraft clear embossing powder to it and heat set, I love the effect it gives. I think it has a name to this technique but forget what - sorry. I cut the bottom chain to be able to link it to the anchor.

05 February 2019

Just in time!

Hi everyone, I'm a really bad blogger this last few months and have not even had time to play with the Outlawz Sketch Challenge, I made this card at the beginning of the challenge and got it in and posted here with hours/minutes to spare.

I saw this digi kit in my files and decided to use the delicate colours for the card.
digi kit - Sheila Reid at Pixelscrapper.
all cut on the Silhouette Cameo and layered
ribbon - stash

A post note, I have had confirmation that a Miners Museum is interested in my Grandfathers poems and the curator is coming to see them, I am thrilled silly.

01 February 2019


Hi Everyone, my DT post today is for Morgan's Artworld,
I decided to use some of her flowers, these beautiful lilies (Flower Tag 5)
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image coloured in Photoshop CS6
3D layered after print and cut on the Silhouette
lily overlay onto yellow - Pixels and Cream
sentiment - Create with TLC
cut out pattern - Tonic punch
Spectrum Noir Sparkle pens on image
black card - stash

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