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Hiya, I'm a busy Mum (of 6) and full time carer to my eldest son. I love paper, ribbons, buttons, stamps.....in fact anything crafty lol and i share my work space ( and stash!) with my 12 year old daughter, Rebecca (Bex). Please leave a comment if you call so I know you've been, I would love to visit you back and please become a follower if you like what you see. Thanks for popping by.........
'She stood in the storm, and when the wind did not blow her way, she adjusted the sails' - Elizabeth Edwards

Tuesday, 31 December 2013

My fav 5 creations of 2013!

Morning lovelies.....hope you're all well & warm! Today I'm joining
in with the lovely Debby and sharing my favourite 5 creations of 2013!







So that's my lot........Oooops, a 6th one just slipped in there too!
Thanks for calling today & thanks for your lovely comments & support this
 year.......looking forward to doing it all again in 2014! Whatever you're up to 
tonight......stay safe & HAVE FUN!
Happy New Year!!!!

Monday, 30 December 2013

My favourite five Christmas creations!

Wow, this is soooo much harder than I thought it would be......I
think I like everybody else's cards more than my own lol! Anyway,
to join in with Debby's fav 5 Christmas cards, I finally chose mine!






And a sneaky 6th.....My little (big) book of Christmas 
So that's it....don't forget to pop over to Debby's and link up your fav
5 Christmas makes!Thanks for calling today.....see you soon!
xx

Sunday, 29 December 2013

Do zombies eat turkey too????


Hiya.......happy Sunday..........hope you're all well, warm & safe in this
awful weather, although it seems to have calmed down this morning
.........I was sure our garage roof was gonna blow off at one 
point......thankfully it stayed put. Anyway, hope you've all had a fabulous
Christmas, got spoilt rotten & made lots of memories! I'm looking forward
to getting back to some kind of routine though, Miss Rebecca & me have
spent many a lazy hour (or two) curled on the sofa with our Kindle's &
a tin of chocolates! I snook an hour in the craft room & so I've a little ATC
 to share for today, I love making them, just don't do them often enough!
I used the Zombie Christmas Elf digi from Dilly Beans, coloured with my
Copics & sentiments from the Greetings Farm. I'd like to enter this in:
Christmas or Winter at Dilly Beans
Happy Holidays at Wicked Wednesday
Christmas at Left of Center

Thanks for calling today....hope you have a lovely Sunday whatever
you're up to.....see you soon!
xx

Tuesday, 24 December 2013

From our house to yours........MERRY CHRISTMAS!

Morning lovelies.......hope you're all well......and oh my gosh, can't believe
it's tonight that the big fella in red comes a-calling......I've been good, honest!
Are you all ready? I think we are, just the veggies to prep, the Eggnog to
make & a Christmas film (or 2) to watch!
I have a little card to share today too and the image is, for me, what
 Christmas is all about......family. So that's it from me until after Christmas,
 I'd just like to wish you all a wonderful, happy Christmas filled with lots of
fun, food and family and best wishes for an even better New Year!
Thanks so much for being such fab blog buddies........lets do it all again
next year.........MERRY CHRISTMAS....... make lots of memories!
xx

Saturday, 21 December 2013

All White GDT with My Time To Craft!

Morning lovelies....happy Saturday! Not many more sleeps now!
Today I;m sharing my GDT card for the fabby My Time To Craft where
this week the theme is ALL WHITE except the image! I went with
a full WOW theme and have to say, though I usually struggle with these
 I really enjoyed making it! Lots of die cuts & glitter on this one too
although it doesn't show up too well! Do pop over to the main challenge blog
where you can find all the info you need to enter & while you're
there, check out this fab DT's work.....gorgeous as always!
Rightio, off for a little wander round town........I know, I must be
 mad lol then that's me in for the weekend! Thanks for calling!
xx

challenges
Winter Wonderland at Card Mania
White on White Christmas at Creative Craft
White on White at Paper Minutes
Winter Wonderland at Creative Moments
White Christmas at Suzy Bee's

Friday, 20 December 2013

It's snowing...........

........no, not really, but I wish it was........I love a bit of snow and it makes
Christmas perfect for me.........but there's still time lol! So today I'm
sharing a card I made for Miss Rebecca's friend, Jess....it had to be pink
with a snowman! It was supposed to be CAS but I couldn't help but add
a few layers & some snowflakes..........and I'm pleased to say she loved it!
I used this gorgeous digi from All Dressed Up, coloured with Copics, the
sentiment is LOTV, paper from scrap box, polka dot embossing folder &
some die cut snowflakes.........and that's it! Okay, that's me for today....
kids break up today & I've a few jobs I need to do before they come home.
Thanks for calling.........have a lovely day!
xx

challenges I'd like to enter
snowflakes at Allsorts
Christmas at Dream Valley
anything Christmas at Eureka Stamps
Christmas at Papertake Weekly
non trad Christmas colours at Little Red Wagon
it's Christmas at In the Pink

Thursday, 19 December 2013

Black, white & a bow!


Good morning......hope you're all well....and not suffering from the winds
& rain of last night......I thought our garage roof was going to blow off
but thankfully it stayed put! Today I have another Christmas card...
.......that's nearly it, I promise lol....only a couple more to share! I kept
this one nice & simple as I think the stamp is just beautiful as it is.
Just some black card, white embossed card, a bow and that's it!
Rightio, I'm away to tidy the craft room.........and make a final list for
the Xmas food shopping although I don't think I'm gonna worry too much
as our local Morrisons is opening on Boxing Day!!!Thanks for
calling today......hope you have a lovely day whatever you're up to!
See you tomorrow!
xx

challenges Id like to enter
something festive @ Crafty Individuals
non trad Christmas colours @ Totally Paper Crafts
non trad Christmas colours @ Di's Digi Designs
last minute Christmas @ Sweet Stampin'


Wednesday, 18 December 2013

Nutcrafters midway reminder - SNOW!

Morning lovelies....happy Wednesday!
Just popping in with a quick reminder for the latest challenge over at
Nutcrafters where the theme is SNOW!  Better dash, got soooo much
to do but hoping to have a little catch up tonight! Thanks for calling!
xx

Monday, 16 December 2013

Snowman cuddles!

Morning lovely bloggers.........are you all excited yet........not many more 
sleeps! I think once the kids have broken up from school/college things
start to get really exciting here.....and more so the older they get lol!
So for today I'm sharing a card using one of my fav images.....this one
always reminds me of Miss Rebecca when she was younger, she'd spent
a couple of hours with one of her brothers building a snowman......she was
so cold & wet but she wouldn't come in til it was finished cos she wanted to
cuddle it.......then when he was finally made she was in floods of tears cos 
they'd made him too fat & she couldn't get her little arms all the way
around him......awwww!! Rightio, that's me for today....off to do the
dreaded h****work......thanks for calling & whatever you're up to, hope
you have a lovely day!
xx

challenges
Christmas @ Inky Chicks
anything goes Christmas @ Loves Rubber Stamps
merry Christmas everybody @ Songbird
anything goes @ Divas by Design
anything goes @ 4 Krafty Girls
anything goes @ Marvelous Magnolia
Christmas @ Brown Sugar
non trad Christmas colours @ Totally Papercrafts
snowflakes @ Allsorts
anything goes @ Totally Tilda

Sunday, 15 December 2013

Anything but a Card with Sparkles!

Good Morning my crafty friends....and what a gorgeous morning it is too!
Hope you're all well & having a lovely weekend!
Today see the start of a new challenge over at Sparkles and this time
the theme is ANYTHING BUT A CARD! A nice, easy challenge 
this time and as usual, we have a fabby sponsor - Di's Digi Downloads
 offering our lucky winner a $10 spend instore!
I made a little Christmas hanging for Miss Rebecca in her favourite
colour of purple! I used a cardboard circle, simply wrapped it with some
purple wool, added some gorgeous die cut snowflakes, gems, 2 lengths of
ribbon & a bow.....and that's it! So quick & easy to make and very
effective I think.....can't wait to make more!
As usual, there's some gorgeous inspiration over on the main blog and 
you have until January 13th to play......eeeek, that's next year!!!
Rightio, that's me for today....thanks for calling, see you tomorrow!
xx

challenges
anything Christmas but a card @ Crafting for all Seasons
snowflakes @ Fab n Funky
Christmas ornaments @ Inky Impressions
gifts & decorations @ Stampin' with the Dragon
snowflakes @ Allsorts

Saturday, 14 December 2013

Christmas Advent with Crafty Ribbons!

Lots of Christmas fun going on over at Crafty Ribbons....hop on
over to check it out......here's a bit from the blog to tell you all about it:
xx
Each day we will be highlighting a different Craft Company or Shop,the Design Team will be posting cards/projects on  the Inspiration blog and on their blogs each day there will also be a prize from the highlighted Company up for grabs that's 24 prizes  in total and you can enter each day,only one entry per person per day to make it fair,so make sure to become a follower and remember the Christmas Advent will start at 8.30am (GMT) on the 1st December the Design Team hope you will all join in the fun and countdown to Christmas with us....... 
xx

GDT for My Time To Craft - Christmas Birds!

Morning lovelies.....happy Saturday.......and didn't it come round fast.....really
don't know where all the hours/days/weeks go! So seeing as it's Saturday
that means a new challenge over at My Time To Craft and my 2nd week as
guest designer.....and I'm loving it......thanks again, Shell! The challenge theme
this time is CHRISTMAS BIRDS, so turkeys, cardinals, robins etc., I used
the sweet robin couple digi from Digistamp Boutique, coloured with Copics,
paper from my scrap box, die cut holly & bow......and lots of glitter!
Do pop over to the main blog, Shell & her team have some fabby inspiration
for you. Thanks for calling, have a lovely weekend...see you tomorrow!
xx

a challenge or two!
must have a bow @ Robyn's Fetish
wings @ Bunny Zoe's
sparkle @ Paper Makeup Stamps
Christmas creatures @ Papertake Weekly


Friday, 13 December 2013

Quick, easy & using up some stash!

Morning.........and a cold, damp one it is too! 
I'm off to town today when the kids have gone to school/college/work.....
..... hoping to get the last bits & bobs for Christmas .......wish me luck lol! 
So for today's card it needed it to be Christmas, plain, simple, wine if possible
& definitely no bling.....easy, huh......not for me!!! I'm not too sure about
it but there you go......thought I'd share it anyway.....and luckily it went down
a treat! Thanks for calling.....see you tomorrow!
xx

Thursday, 12 December 2013

A little bit of purple!

Morning lovelies, hope you're all well & enjoying the week!
Another Christmas card today, this one is for Miss Rebecca so of course
it just had to be black & purple and this gorgeous Dilly Beans image is one of
 her faves and sooooo nice to colour...........hope I've done it justice!
Rightio, another busy day for me......but nearly done now....so long as 
I have everything but the food shopping done before the kids break up I'll
be happy......oooooh, getting excited now lol!
Thanks for calling......see you soon!
xx

challenges I'd like to enter
non trad Christmas colours @ Dilly Beans
Christmas @ Card Makin' Mamas
non trad Christmas colours @ Di'd Digi Designs
P is for.....@ Pile it On
anything goes @ Corrosive challenges
non trad Christmas colours @ Kaboodle Doodles
Christmas @ Crafty Sentiments
anything goes @ Divas by Design
snowflakes @ Fab n Funky



Wednesday, 11 December 2013

Let's see some SNOW with Nutcrafters!

Morning lovely crafters, hope you're all well & enjoying the week!
Only 2 weeks to go........eeeek.........and I've still got so much to do!
So today sees the start of a new challenge over at Nutcrafters and this time
 the theme, as chosen by lovely teamie Sylvia, is SNOW!
As usual, we have some fabby prizes up for grabs.......
1st prize - £10 to spend in the Nutcrafters store
(you must use a Nutcrafters image to win)
2nd prize - 2 Nutcrafters digis or 1 stamp sheet of your choice
(subject to availability)
Full rules & gorgeous inspirations are available over on the main blog
and as usual, you can make any crafty creation you fancy!
I used the fabulous Winter Washing digi coloured with Copics,  die cut 
snowflakes, gems, a stamped sentiment from the Greetings Farm, polka dot
 embossing folder and scraps of paper from my scrap box!
Rightio, that's me for today......I'm off for a marathon Christmas
pressie wrapping session......wish me luck! Thanks for calling,
see you tomorrow!
xx


Tuesday, 10 December 2013

Skate!

Good morning lovelies.....hope you're all well! 
Just popping in to share a little card.......I've kept it plain & simple
'cos it's for a boy.....not that boys are plain & simple but....oh, you know
what I mean lol! Anyway, this little skater boy was a freebie with a mag
ages ago and I'm ashamed to say this is the first time I've inked him!
More scraps from the scrap box, a snippet of ribbon, some die cut 
letters....and coloured with Copics! Rightio, can't stop....soooo much
to do........Thanks for calling......see you tomorrow!
xx

a challenge or two......
anything goes @ The Stamping Chef
non trad Christmas colours @ MilkCoffee
sports @ Brown Sugar
Winter @ Left of Center
non trad Christmas colours @ Di's Digis
anything goes @ Here Come the boys
Winter @ The Squirrel & The Fox
Winter fun @ Crafty Cardmakers

Monday, 9 December 2013

Snow with Lexi's Creations!

Morning.......hope you're all well........and didn't that weekend go soooo
fast...........can hardly wait 'til the next one! Today sees the start of a new
 challenge over at Lexi's Creations where this time the theme is SNOW!
This was an easy one for me as I was asked to make a card for a little
person who loves snowmen & snowglobes! No sentiment or any fancy
embellies were wanted though I did add some snowflakes, glitter, 
 a couple of gems and some sparkly twine....and thankfully they
loved it! As usual, we have a fabby sponsor.....this time it's the wonderful
Don't forget you can make anything you like as long as it fits the theme
and there's some gorgeous inspiration from the  fabby DT over on the main
blog......we'd love to see you! Oooops, nearly forgot........this will be the
last challenge for this year.........but we'll be back in the New Year!
Thanks for calling.......see you soon!
xx 

Sunday, 8 December 2013

Cold & Frosty with Crafty Calendar!

Morning lovely bloggers......hope you're all well!
I think Mr Blogger must have been out Christmas shopping 'cos this post
was scheduled to post yesterday......but no worries, it's here now!
We have a new challenge for you over at Crafty Calendar where this
month the theme is COLD& FROSTY! As usual, you can make any crafty
creation you like So long as it fits the theme and we have a fabby
prize from this months' sponsor - Crafty Ribbons!
I chose blues for my cold & frosty theme, the image is Snow Cuddles
from Delicious Doodles coloured with Flexmarkers, I used navy card as a
base for all the layers, snowflakes are Sizzix, flowers, ribbon, lace & gems
are all from my stash......and everything is sprinkled with glitter!
So that's it from me for today.......thanks for calling & hope you have a
lovely Sunday......see you tomorrow!
xx

challenges I'd like to enter
Winter wonderland @ Artistic Inspirations
snow fun @ Paper Makeup Stamps
start of Winter @ Kaboodle Doodles
snowy Winter @ the Crazy Challenge
blue & white @ ladybug Crafts Ink
anything goes @ Papertake Weekly
touch of frost @ Fab n Funky
Winter/snow @ Inky Impressions
Christmas/New Year @ Delicious Doodles
Winter/holidays @ Left of Center



Saturday, 7 December 2013

GDt with My Time To Craft - Cute & Cuddly!

Good morning.....hope you're all well & safe after the awful weather we've 
had. So today I'm so chuffed to tell you.....I'm GDT for the whole month over
 at My Time To Craft......thanks for asking me Shell, it's great to be here!
This week the theme is CUTE & CUDDLY so I went with another Christmas 
card.......(nearly done now, phew!)and lots of red! Coloured with Copics,
the sentiment is LOTV, die cut snowflakes and lashings of glitter that
doesn't show up too well!!! Don't forget to pop over to the main blog and
see all the fabby DT makes from Shell & her team.....and I'll be back soon
with another Christmas make! Thanks for calling & for any comments you
might leave......see you soon!
xx

challenges
traditional Christmas colours @ Whoopsi Daisy
anything goes @ Papertake Weekly
feeling festive @ Divas by Design
Christmas @ C.R.A.F.T
glitter it @ Happy Campers
Christmas time @ Paper Crafting Journey


Thursday, 5 December 2013

A little bit of silver....

Hi friends....hope you're all well, warm & safe! Isn't the weather
just awful and at a time when everyone is just so busy & there's so much to 
do.......stay safe everyone! So today I have another Christmas card..
....there's me thinking I had all my cards done....then the boys asked
for some for friends, work colleagues etc., so now I've got a bit of a panic
 on lol....but it's all good fun and I get to use up some more stash....
and that means space for more stash......yippee!!!! So it's a quick & easy
 make, no colouring,  just a trio of silver die cuts, a stamped sentiment & a
 couple of gems, all mounted onto the card base with foam pads!
Hope you like it.......thanks for calling, have a lovely day!
xx

challenges
anything goes @ 2 Sisters
funky Christmas @ My Sherri Crafts
black @ Pumpkin Spice
Winter @ CAS on Sunday
no stamping @ Christmas CArd Challenges
Glitter & Sparkle @ Glitter n Sparkle
anything goes @ Papertake Weekly
contemporary Christmas @ Creative Inspirations

Wednesday, 4 December 2013

Show us your Santas with Nutcrafters!

Morning.....and oh, it's a cold one today.....perfect weather for staying
 snuggly warm in the craft room, don't you think? And as it's Wednesday,
you could always pop on over to Nutcrafters and join in with the latest
challenge as chosen by our Debs - SHOW US YOUR SANTA! 
I made a little tag this time.....and all from scraps too!
Full rules & fabby DT makes are all on the main blog.....would love
to see you there! Thanks for calling.....see you soon!
xx
challenges I'd like to enter
gift tags @ Card Crafters Circle
ho ho holidays @ Totally Paper Crafts
anything goes @ 2 Sisters
anything but a card @ Dream Valley
tag along @ Crafty Sentiments
anything goes @ Papertake Weekly


Monday, 2 December 2013

Green hair, anyone?

.........no, me neither....although in my long ago younger days I think I had
 my hair every colour but green lol!
This is a card one of my Son's asked for to give to a college friend, hence 
the green hair.....they can get away with it at that age, don't you think?
The image is from The Greetings Farm, coloured with Copics & Spectrum 
Noir pens, I've used some papers from my scrap box, the sentiment is 
LOTV,  the die cut is Marianne Creatables & the red gingham ribbon
 is from my stash! Rightio, better dash............lots to do today......think I
 might have to make a start on the gift wrapping.................not long now!!!
 Thanks for calling today & hope you have a lovely day!
xx

challenges
Christmas @ Crafting by Designs
Christmas @ Charisma Cards
felling festive @ Stampin' for the Weekend
Ho, Ho, Holidays @ TotallyPaperCrafts

Sunday, 1 December 2013

Feasts & Treats with Sparkles Christmas Challenges!

Good morning lovely bloggers.....happy December 1st!!!
Hope you're all well & warm......and oh my gosh, hasn't this year flown past?
So over at Sparkles Christmas Challenges we're gonna kick start the
festive month with a new challenge - FEASTS & TREATS - can't believe this
 is the last challenge for the year.....but there's lots more to come next 
year!! As usual, you can make any crafty creation you like just so long as it
 fits the theme and we have a fabby sponsor too - Di'd Digis
who are kindly offering one lucky winner a $10 spend instore!
Another Christmas card from me, this time I used a fabby paper pack, toppers
& embellies......all free with a magazine, some red card & a scrap of
gingham and that's it......hope you like it!
Rightio, better go......it's tree decorating day today & no doubt we'll
be belting out a few Christmas carols too......thanks for calling & hope
you have a lovely day!
xx

challenges
sweet treats @ Creative Card Crew
anything goes @ Party Time Tuesday
Christmas @ 4 Crafty Chicks
anything goes @ 4 Krafty Girls
no people @ Left of Center
no stamping @ Christmas Card Challenges

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