Saturday, 10 February 2018

Especially for you

Afternoon all 

Well here I am trying my new products from Creative Crafting World 

Dies and paper. 

I have made this card using the dies from the Paper Boutique range 
and the Country Stroll Collection. 

I have mat and layered the toppers using green card stock and "rainbow" miri card 

then the butterfly is done in gold with the sentiment in pale green under gold. 

Used holographic sticky strips around the edge of the "insert" backing paper, on the green 
card blank 

Can you see the rainbow mirri card on the center of the butterfly thought this would make the body 

Added a white insert as I thought bit difficult to write on green card. 

I have enjoyed using these new dies so many different ways to use them. 

I would like to enter it for the following 

Crafty hugs 

x x 

Thursday, 1 February 2018

Screen Printing

Good Morning 

Well where has the time gone here we are into another month already

Last month was difficult with out a phone line and broadband so 
was not around 

But back to normal I hope and here is my entry as a Guest Designer for 

Love to Craft Challenge Blog 

I have made this card using screen printing onto a white card stock

Mat and layered up and mounted onto a silver card stock

Added a sentiment of Thanks

I hope you like it and hope it has shown you that you can make a 
simple card with very few bits. 

Hope to see you again soon 

Crafty hugs 

Wednesday, 31 January 2018

using up my bits

Hi there 

Well here I am sitting here on Wednesday thinking what shall I do today

I wish the rain would stop and allow me to get back into the garden, I feel I am 
just sitting waiting for the good weather to come. 

I have been working in my craft room using up my bits, and here is a card I 
made yesterday. 

Last year was a challenge which I entered where I was using tags in the challenge
What do you do with tags? Well cut off the top and use them as a topper. 

Here is my card.

 Here is the top :) 

Used up snippets of white and black card to mat and layer the topper 

Then found a strip of backing paper which I cut down and layered onto a white card blank.

What a difference a few cuts makes. 

I hope you like it and I hope the Village Hall Coffee Morning goes well tomorrow.
Got to bag up my cards which I have made this week now so hope to see you again

Boy its great to have the internet back. And like several of you who have commented 
it was horrid not having it for 3 weeks earlier this month. 

I would like to enter this card into the challenge over at 

Crafty hugs 

Have a great day 

x x 

Saturday, 27 January 2018

Back from having no phone line or Broadband

Hi there 

Well we are at long last back on line - both phone and broadband 

Been off since 6th January and only now got around to catching up. We were off for 
2 weeks felt like a life time 

A new cable was needed in the village as there were over 5 properties affected. 

Got there in the end 

So here is something I have been making over the time. 

I have been getting back into crochet work 

Design by Toft 

I hope you like it and will be back to make more 

Have a good day 


Friday, 5 January 2018

Sending a Little Note - using scraps

Hi there

I have been sort of busy making things and got back into stamping the other day

I have to say I have missed it. 

Well here is my card for today

I have used Clarity stamps and snippets of paper and card to make this.

Mat and layered using old black card and white card, which I had used for something else which 
did not work out !!!  

So shhh dont tell anyone but the white card on the back has another pattern on. 

As my Dad use to say "waste not want not! "

I hope you like it 

I would like to enter if for the following 

Challenge - using snippets of card 

Have a good day and I am now going out to see about tiding up 
my new craft room. I moved in a couple of months ago and have lost something 
which I wished to use yesterday. Can I find it NO so today I am on the hunt.

See you again 


Monday, 1 January 2018

Fox r us

Well here I am 

Happy New Year and hope you had a great Christmas

I am here today with my Design Team entry for 

Love to Craft Challenge Blog

I hope this card will give you inspiration. 

I made it for Fathers Birthday Card just before Christmas, as he likes 
all things to do with hunting.... so thought this picture of a Fox was just right. 

I have used Pollyanna Pickering items here to mat and layer the design. 

Anyway I think he was please with it. 

Have a great day everyone. 

Its my Sisters birthday today so Happy Birthday to her. 

Hope to see you a bit more this year 


Crafty hugs 

x x 

Sunday, 31 December 2017

No Matter how

Hi there

Long time no see - due to all the busy time with 

But thought I really must do a card for the very last 
Challenge over at Clarity Stamps.

Here I have used 2 Clarity stamps and 2 different designer papers 
again from Clarity.

As you can see I have mat and layered the papers onto white card to make the image pop.
Coloured in the trees with a variety of pens, both ink, alcohol and watercolour.

I have made it into a large card and added a black line around the edge to bring it all together.

I hope you like it.

Do you know something - apparently it is wrong to say I am doing a drawing now, it is 
sketching!!! Colouring in is a no go.... these are comments via my Grandsons school.

Never heard anything so silly - we all love colouring in - dont we.

I am rather pleased with the design, getting back into something other 
than Christmas. 

 I hope you have a good day being the last in 2017 

where does the time go, I ask myself??

Would like to enter it for the following 


Crafty hugs