Monday, 6 July 2015

Happy 30th Birthday!!!

Hello... I hope you are doing ok today! 

I thought I'd show the card that I made for my Daughter's 30th Birthday back in May.

She asked for an Art Deco Card.. so I decorated the front with Papermania Art Deco 'Roaring Twenties' Decoupage Set. It's an 8 inch card... so bit bigger than my normal cards... but wanted to fit more on. I'm please to say that my daughter loved the decoupaged images and art deco paper...  and especially the sentiment which is a Wild Rose Studio Speciality Die - Vivianna Corner and you can get a matching set of sentiments to fit called Wild Rose Studio Clear Stamp Set - Vivianna Greetings! I bought them both with my Birthday Vouchers.


As it was her 30th... I was going to buy her one of those Trivia Sets as a keepsake... where they give you information on the month and year that you were born.... but they were quite expensive and they didn't have many facts.. so decided to do my own version.... I decorated the inside of the card with Trivia.... now I have to admit that it was very time consuming... like doing a magazine layout! but it was also lots of fun to do :-) I managed to find a photo of the toy kitchen that she had as a toddler from an old Argos Catalogue from 1985! and couldn't believe some of the facts from that year... you could buy a 4 Bedroom Detached House for £45,000 back then!! Our little terraced house is worth five times that amount now!! Lol


I put lots of photographs of her growing up and of the family on the opposite side of the card... and also wrote a personal verse. She loved it and it's something that she can keep and look back on....  :-))

Glad it's gone a lot cooler here in Manchester... it was lovely to get a good night's sleep last night without noisy fan!!

Only two more days to go... then I get my tooth out... can't wait to get rid of it!!! as it's hurting all the time now.  Hopefully I will feel a bit more relaxed when the pain is gone.

Hope you all have a lovely evening!
Take Care! :-)
Love and Hugs

Thursday, 2 July 2015

MAWTT - Baby, Baby... and NEWS

 Hello... I hope you are all doing ok...

I'm very sad today as my good friend and lovely boss Hazel is stepping down from MAWTT.

 But at the same time I totally understand that she wants some well deserved 'me' time. It's not easy running a blog... and would like to say a HUGE thank you to Hazel for all the hard work she has put in over the last 6 years... Hazel has kept the blog running smoothly and so well organised... kept the team together and very happy... making it  the best team that I have worked on. It was my first ever DT Position and I have stayed with them because of the wonderful rapport that the team has.  I'm sure you will join with me in wishing Hazel all the best... and it's not really goodbye as we will still be seeing her in blogland and keeping in touch! :-))

MAWTT is continuing with Wendy taking over as leader... so we wish her all the best.

There will be monthly challenges for the Summer.... so you have until 5th August to enter the current 'Baby, Baby' challenge..... see below...

Please check back with us on the main blog here for any updates and more information.... we will keep you posted of any other changes.

and so now for this week's challenge... a nice easy theme of...

  BABY, BABY  

I thought I'd make a vintage baby card for a boy or girl... and also keep it fairly flat for posting.... the faux buttons are made using Raspberry Road Design elements and printed onto glossy photo card... love how they came out! :-)


Image: Free Pretty Things For You
Papers: Design House Digital
Faux Buttons: Nitwit Collections - Tour of London
Sentiments and Inset Images: Computer Generated from assorted Fonts


Thought I'd show the inside... I used the same paper but added the sentiment and some little baby images before printing out.  Amazing how many lovely baby fonts there are online if you search for them... some have little sentiments or images.... I've listed the ones I've used below....

The Congratulations sentiment was made with Fontdinerdotcom Sparkly Font.
The little baby images were from a Font called MTF Itty Bitty Baby.
The Welcome Little One Sentiment was made with KR Scrappin Babies Font.

I hope you can pop over to our main site at MAWTT and see the rest of the Team's baby creations.
Don't forget... closing date for this challenge is 5th August... so you have plenty of time to get your entries in.

Can't believe that we are in July already! this year seems to be whizzing by way too quickly!
Thanks for all your lovely comments, I really do appreciate them!
Take Care
Love and hugs

Saturday, 27 June 2015

Life is a Circle.....

Hello... hope you are all well today... I thought I'd show you a card that I made for a friend's Birthday last month... I used a gorgeous Art by Miran image called Davina. I merged the image on top of some Pink Petticoat Cloud Paper... then coloured her in with Promarkers and Copics. Davina looks like a very trendy girl and so I've given her dip dyed hair. Thought I would use some of my new circle dies... but think I got a bit carried away... Lol... wish I had moved the sentiment down a wee bit but had glued it on too well !!! don't you hate it when that happens.


Image: Art by Miran - Davina
Cloud Background (image): Pink Petticoat Cloud Paper
Papers: Prima - Believe
Dies: Lots of different Circles!! Lol
Flowers: Papermania
Butterfly: Prima
Sentiment: LOTV

I would like to say big thank you to everyone who sent me get well wishes. I am doing ok but still not hundred per cent....  they identified the bacteria in my chest and gave me some really strong antibiotics which cleared it for a while... but can't believe it's flaring up again now... so think I will be referred for more tests. Some good news is that they have brought my dental hospital appointment forward and I'm due to have the dreaded tooth root out on 8th July... so I'm counting the days down..... can't wait to get rid of it as it hurts all the time now.

I've been watching lots of Netflix and Amazon Prime to take my mind off things. I've not done very much crafting as my mojo seems to have disappeared at the moment.. but I do have a few creations that I made earlier to post on my blog... and I'm reading my crafting magazines which will hopefully inspire me :-)) off to catch up with you all now...
Hope you all have a lovely weekend!
Take Care
Love and Hugs

Thursday, 18 June 2015

MAWTT - Song Lyrics

Hello.... I hope you are all doing ok today.... it's the turn of Team B over at


and lovely Lena is hosting and has chosen a wonderful theme for us this week! :-))

'Song Lyrics'

Choose a verse, chorus, or just one line from a song that you love. You could use it as a sentiment or as inspiration for your design etc.

I have chosen one of my favourite songs....

Under the Ivy by Kate Bush


Colouring Mediums: Copics
Papers: Raspberry Road Designs - The Drawing Room
Flowers: Stash

Love the lyrics to this song as it reminds me of The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett.

'But she was inside the wonderful garden and she could come through the door under the ivy any time and she felt as if she had found a world all her own.'

There is a fab prize this week for our winner!!! 
Lena has kindly donated 15 Unmounted Rubber Stamps!! yes 15!!! 
so hope you will join us for this fun challenge and you could be the lucky winner of these stamps!! :-)




Also hope you can pop over to our main site at MAWTT and see the rest of the Team's lyrical creations!!

Sorry I'm not in Blogland much at the moment... I'm having quite a few health problems and not feeling great. Same old problems with my chest and tooth! But hoping to get rid of the tooth very soon... fingers and toes crossed!
Will be around to see you all as soon as I feel a bit better.
Take Care
Sending love and hugs

Thursday, 4 June 2015

Happy 6th Birthday MAWTT!!!!!!!

 Hello... I hope you are all doing ok today... it's the turn of Team B once again at


Well it was on this day, 6 years ago, that the new MAWTT Blog was announced....
see here for a blast from the past!

To celebrate our Birthday..... we would like to see creations that say....

Happy Birthday!!!

Hope you can join in the celebration with us.... :-)
I've made a very special Birthday Cake... Chocolate and Strawberry!! Mmm..... had lots of fun colouring this fab Bugaboo image! 


Image: Bugaboo - Happy Birthday Topper
Colouring Mediums: Copics
Papers: Raspberry Road Designs - Summer Goodness Papers
Sentiment: Added to image on computer
 Glossy Accents: on Strawberry Jam and Candle Wax
Glitter: Star Dust Stickles on Candle Flame


 You can see the Strawberry Jam a bit better from this angle! Mmm... love Strawberry Jam with real strawberries in! :-))

I hope you can pop over to our main site at MAWTT and see the rest of the Team's Happy Birthday creations!! I hope you can join us for this celebration! Look forward to seeing all your entries! :-)

Well the week got off to a very cold, wet and windy start here in Manchester UK.... a few trees blew down in our area. But all is calm now... I'm scheduling this Wednesday evening and it's lovely and sunny! Really hope it is nice for the weekend too... think we all need some sunshine again to cheer us up! :-))

Thank you for all your lovely comments, I really do appreciate you taking the time out to visit my blog!
Will catch up with you all soon
Take Care
Love and hugs

Saturday, 30 May 2015

My Time to Craft GDT - Domesticated Animals

Wow! can you believe 3 months have passed by already... and so this is my final GDT challenge with My Time to Craft.

I would like to say a Big Thank You to Shell and the Team for having me as Guest Designer... I've really enjoyed creating with you all and have made some new friends too which is lovely! :-) 


This week's theme is .....

'Domesticated Animals'

This is a card that I made for a lovely blogging friend's Birthday and I chose to use a very cute kitten and scrummy cupcakes... 


 Image, Small Sentiment and Papers:  Papermania - 'Little Meow'
Large Sentiment: Anna Marie Designs
Layered FLower: LOTV Sheet
Star HotFix Nail Studs: JosyRose

the star nail studs don't show up very well in this photo as they are metallic and the light is bouncing off them, but they are pink & aqua and quite pretty.

Hope you can pop over to My Time To Craft and see the rest of the team's wonderful animal creations!

I had a lovely Bank Holiday last weekend... a very relaxing Saturday crafting and on the Sunday I went for a Christmas Meal with the girls !! yep, you heard right !!! it had been postponed so many times, due to me being ill, and so it was good to finally get there! and what a lovely meal it was too (no turkey and trimmings on the menu though Lol!) .. and hey, not too long to wait now until our next Christmas Meal ;-))

Unfortunately my chest has flared up again now... so I'm gonna rest up this weekend and hope I can get over it without more tablets. Think I will get my ink dusting brushes out this weekend... see what I can create! ;-))
Hope you all have a good weekend!
Take Care
Love and Hugs