Monday 30 July 2012

Vintage Santa's here again!

Well here's my first Christmas card of 2012 !  my sister tells me she has nearly made enough cards for this year, I'm always going to get going early but never do. What got me started was Sugar Creek Hollows challenge for Christmas in July card in Vintage or Shabby Chic style. here I've used my Stampendous vintage santa , graphiv 45 papers and my new spellbinders layered poinsettia die which I couldn't get hold of last year so made sure I had it this time around.A few more challenges it will fit I think

Fussy and Fancy - vintage-with distressing and lace
Fashionable stamping - anything goes
Hiding in my craft room - Christmas in July
Lexis creations - Christmas in July
Make it Monday - always anything goes

Sunday 29 July 2012

Let The Adventure begin

Finally got round to having a play with another Just Rite background stamp that I got on my visit to Sammy T's a couple of weeks ago, I'm wanting all these new background stamps from Just Rite ! Stamped and embossed and the did the finger painting bit with distress inks and perfect pearls spritz.Restamped and 3d'd the watch & key etc. The plane is an Artemio stamp,background DP using an old Stampin up background stamp and pan pastels. Really enjoyed making this tonight. I am giving myself a break from the charity cards, sales have slowed down a bit but I have sold over sixty cards up to now so I,m quite happy with that altho I am still hoping I can do the 100 !

Challenges for this card are

Alphabet challenge - M for men only

Atc's and cards with attitude - anything goes

Craftpunked     - speed demon ( transport)

Thursday 26 July 2012

Hey Girl

I've been making sympathy cards this afternoon so tonight I felt like making something a bit more fun.  I've had this saucy girl for years but she has been gathering dust along with her friends in the bottom of a drawer, thought it was time she had an outing, bit of collage stamping for the postcard and an outlines stamp for the wording. A couple of challenges..

Sunday Stamper - more than words
Simon Says Stamp and Show - Hey Girl

Monday 23 July 2012

Golfing Gent

Not a stamp in sight on this card, most of the papers and the image are from Graphic45 and just added three embossed golf balls to make a really quick card. After I'd made it I started to wonder if Golf is classed as a sport ? surely it is, anyhow I'm entering it for a few challenges

Sugar Creek Hollow  - Vintage - Its all about sports
The Secret crafters Saturday Challenge - sporty
Its All about the vintage - anything goes -vintage/retro etc
Make it Monday - always anything goes

Don't know what on earths up with blogger tonight ,its driving me up the wall, taking for ever to do anything !

Thursday 19 July 2012

Three butterflies

I'm a little disappointed at how this card looks on here as it does look better in real life!  the top half is a very pretty vellum with little silver flowers on that just look like dirty smudges on here !
I used some more new Justrite stamps that somehow came home with me the other day, they are so pretty, just love them.  I wanted to use my spellbinders butterfly circle die for the surround but I can't find them anywhere, hope someone hasn't taken them home by mistake, if they have sure they will realise sometime and return them or maybe they ARE still here somewhere among my clutter!  Seen a few challenges for butterflies/wings so here goes

Always something creative - Butterflies
Picture and scrap                 - Wings
Card Cupids                        -  Wings
Make It Monday                 -   Anything goes

looks like I missed the deadline for something creative challenge, story of my life !

Monday 16 July 2012


Just managing a few minutes on my poor neglected blog, I have been snowed under with making cards for my charity money raising, think I am going to have to stop soon as I have no time for anything else, I set myself a goal of selling at least a hundred cards and I am well over the halfway mark now.I did enjoy my craft shop visiting day out with makes and takes at both places and of course a few bits and pieces just fell into my basket including the Newsprint Fleuriste background stamp above, I love it just on its own ,seemed a shame to coevr it up so just added the lady from Non Sequeteur? and the freebie butterfly stamp from Craft Stamper.The background piece is a cover a card stamp and its more pink than it looks on here. Thought this might do for the Fashionable Stamping challenge which is about getting inky, I have used distress inks to colour it. I must remember to actually put in on the challenge this time, I wondered why I had not got any comments on the Asian challenge, well I hadn't added it to the challenge. 

Monday 9 July 2012


Can't believe it's over a week since I put anything on my blog. I have been very busy crafting but not anything to put on here.  A couple of weeks ago I was moaning about having loads of cards and didn't know what to do with them, the neighbour I was talking to suggested I put them in the local hairdressers to sell but I'm not good at selling my cards, never think anyone will want them, however she went ahead and asked them if I could sell them for our charity and they said yes.I took a box full down there and within four days they were on the phone asking if I had anymore - panic !! I rustled up another batch and took them down and now they are wanting more ! then my "egg lady" who calls once a week found out I was doing them and asked for a dozen assorted cards , whoo its very nice but as it takes me approximately a couple of hours a card time is in short supply. This is one of the simpler ones but even this takes a while with the stamping, colouring,punching etc. I'm having a day off from it tomorrow, off  to Samuel Taylor's in the morning and Craftwork Cards in the afternoon with a pub lunch in the middle. Just putting this on Make It Monday's challenge which is , as always Anything goes

Sunday 1 July 2012


I was not too happy when I saw this weeks Fashionable Stamping challenge theme as its not something I have done much of and I don't have anything much in suitable stamps , however I had an idea that I had some stamped images tucked away in an old file so dug it out and found the lovely Japanese lady in there and also the piece of gold on gold embossed card, I did them ages ago(years actually!) at a class and they were part of something to make a book which never got put together. The blossom paper,chop and the sentiment are Debbi Moore stamps that came free with a magazine. I have no idea where the fan stamp came from ,I've had it a long time. I'm always a bit dubious about using anything with Japanese or Chinese writing on as I would really like to know what they say ! May have another go at this challenge later on as I'm not over the moon with this one.

vintage children

Don't know where the last week went, not as though we did anything ! This afternoon I finally got round to doing a bit of crafting. Made this card for Sugar Creek Hollow challenge which is"vintage
children"  I love this row of little girls which is a freebie image from Bumblebutton, just lightly coloured the girls and added a few bits of G45 papers and odds and ends.