26 April 2013

Another one done.....woo hoo

Yes, I know it is only April!
But hopefully if I keep this up by November I will have quite a few cards done
and can avoid the frantic last minute Christmas card making of the past two years!!
This is my latest:
and here is the little fur ball for his close up
Bunny with gift - Mo Manning
Bauble die - Quickutz
Let it Snowflakes - Die-Namics
Fresh cut grass - Die Namics
DP- Snowday - American Traditional Designs
Pablo & Polychromo pencils
White gel pen
Chalk ink
Silver braid from stash
As always thanks for visiting

24 April 2013

Spring is in the air

Well it is if you ignore the chill wind and stand in the sunshine!!!
 But I must not complain, the daffodils and tulips are blooming and our garden is beginning to green up nicely so I guess that means our little amphibian friends will start appearing soon.
Toadily by Penny Black
Acrylic Artist Trading Card - Daler Rowney
DP - Summer Bloom by Papermania
Loopy Rings die by Memory Box
Ribbon from stash
This card actually started out as an experiment to see if I could use Copics on paper meant for acrylic paint.
It does have an interesting texture and yes it does present a challenge when blending but overall I have to say it works quite well.
Crafty Bloggers Network - Anything goes
Cutie Pie Challenge - Clean and Simple
Eureka Stamps - Animal Catwalk
Kaboodle Doodles - with a Spring theme
My Craft Creations - Springtime
Pretty Little Ribbon Shop - Spring is in the air
Stamp and Create - Use at least one die cut
Thanks for dropping by today
Crafty Hugs

23 April 2013


Do you know this is the first time I have been back in my studio for ny on 3 weeks!
What on earth have I been doing......
...well the garden has quite a few more plants in it....but it seems never ending...we come back from the garden centre with a car full of plants and the garden just swallows them up!!

we updated our Broadband.....speedier but very temperamental - hope it settles down soon
(the world as we know it ends when the teen cannot get on line)

 I have been busy with a bit of spring cleaning....
de-cluttering cupboards.....something I have been meaning to do for a long time

and as some of you know I got to go to the Harry Potter Museum last week
a surprise trip from my sweet hubby for our 19th Wedding Anniversary

...talking of our Anniversary here is the card I made for Peter

 I love the delicate Tattered Lace corner die I got recently from Hobbycraft.
Image: Ragged Romeo by Mo Manning
Feels good to be back
Crafty Hugs

1 April 2013

April Without Words Challenge

Our theme for this months challenge
"Little April Showers"
(Focusing on blue)
Here is my card:
Oh dear, this little sweetie has been drawing on the walls again!
.......and she reminds me that we should be thanking our sponsor this month
Nikki @ Bunny Zoe's Crafts

who has kindly donated a
£10 voucher
Beatrice's Crayon - CC Designs
Acrylic ATC card - Daler Rowney
DP - Lime Rickey paper pad - BasicGrey
Ribbon from stash
Flat backed pearls
Crafty Hugs