Thursday, 20 November 2014

MAWTT - Autumn Leaves

Hello... I hope you are all doing ok today...  Gosh, where did the last week go to?!!! I can't believe it's Thursday again already!  it's the turn of Team B again at


our lovely Hazel L is the hostess this week and she has chosen a fab theme of....

'Autumn Leaves'

It's my Mum's Birthday next week and so I thought I'd make her card for this challenge. She doesn't usually look at my blog so hopefully she won't see this before the big day! I found some wonderful David Parkin digital images in my folder that were freebie with Simply Cards and Papercraft Magazine... long time ago and sorry I couldn't find a link. I've merged some of the images together to create a little Autumn Scene... added my own sentiment. The gorgeous digital paper was also a freebie with Quick Cards magazine... they are a lovely set of papers called Falling Leaves and I've managed to find the link here. You just have to register first and then you can download them for free. Worth doing as I think they are gorgeous papers and I've used them a few times!! ;-)


Image: David Parkins - freebie with 'Simply Cards and Papercraft'
Ribbon, Button, Wooden Heart, Gem: Stash
Flower: Bo Bunny
Leaves: WOC


I've painted the wooden heart, button and gem with Metallic Gold Acrylic Paint, so that they all match. Loved colouring the image... it was so much fun!!


Image coloured with Copics and White Gel Pen (after much studying of hedgehogs, squirrels and acorns!!! Lol)

 I wanted a card to cheer my Mum up as she hasn't been feeling too good lately... I think this will make her smile! :-)

I hope you can pop over to our main site at MAWTT and see the rest of the Team's sparkly creations this week!!

Ah well, not long until weekend! I've got a few Christmas Cards to finish off and then I'm hoping to catch up with my regular TV programmes, and if I have time, watch a Christmassy Film. Not sure what yet? maybe a Classic or a Romance. I've not watched The Holiday for a while, but might save that to watch with my daughter as we both love it! :-))
Thanks for all your lovely comments, I really do appreciate them!
Take Care
Love and hugs

Saturday, 15 November 2014

Happy 60th Birthday!

Hello, I hope you are all enjoying the weekend. I haven't done much crafting recently so thought I'd show you a card that my friend commissioned me to make for her Brother-in-Law's 60th Birthday which was a couple of weeks ago. I was pleased to hear that he liked the card! :-)

 I used two images from the PRE-COLOURED LOTV - Coloured Art Pad 1 - 'Vintage Boys' I also used my new wavy border die which I love.. must use it again soon!! The lovely Craftwork 'Vogue' Papers have an Art Deco feel to them which are great for male cards. 

My friend said he likes Cuban Cigars, so I found a fab free Cigar Label on Vintage Holiday Crafts. I have tinted it slightly to match the tones of the card.

I also found the Kilt Lifter Beer Label online!! I added the name on the Number Plate too which makes it more personal. 

Papers: Craftwork Cards - Vogue Collection
Die: Spellbinders Borderabilities A2 Curved Borders 01 One
Cuban Cigar Label - Vintage Holiday Crafts
Stash: Bottle Top, Nailheads

Thanks for all your lovely comments and get well wishes... I'm feeling a lot better now. My mum wasn't too well last week, but she seems to be doing ok at the moment! :-)) Sorry that I wasn't able to keep up with commenting but hopefully I am back on track again now.

I've just bought the new 'Christmas at Downton Abbey' CD !! There are a few songs on that I don't like but so many that I love!! some great Carols by the King's College Cambridge Choir... pieces from The Nutcracker... it's a nice variety of songs... will keep me happy while I am pressie wrapping... and it's worth getting just to hear Carson the Butler narrating 'Twas the Night Before Christmas'.... he's brilliant!! :-))

Hope you all have a good weekend!
Take Care
Love and Hugs

Thursday, 6 November 2014

MAWTT - Sparkle and/or Shine!

Hello... I hope you are all doing ok today... I know some of you are unwell or going through very difficult times and so I'm sending huge hugs to you!!

 it's the turn of Team B once again at


it's my turn to host this week and I've chosen a theme of

Sparkle and/or Shine

We want to see something sparkly or shiny on your creations this week... it can be glitter, gems, pearls, glossy accents etc. .... I think we all like a bit of bling!! :-))
The paper I've used here is printed on semi-glossy paper and so it gives it a nice shiny finish... although it doesn't show up on the photos. And for some sparkle, I've used some lovely Kaisercraft Sparklets!


Image: Crafts and Me - Hannah Lynn - 'Cali Girl'
Gems: Kaisercraft Sparklets
Sentiment: Anna Marie Designs
Ribbon: Stash


I coloured Cali Girl with  Promarkers and Copics. She was such a joy to colour. I was going for a Rita Hayworth shade for the hair but it came out more Lucille Ball !!!! Lol - Oh well, I love all shades of red/ginger hair anyway, and think greens and blues look really nice with it... so that is why I chose the Himalyan Blue Paper.



I hope you can pop over to our main site at MAWTT and see the rest of the Team's shiny/sparkly creations this week!!



Looking forward to seeing all your beautiful creations... and there is a prize of some sparkly & shiny embellishments!! 

Sorry I am not around in blogland at the moment. I had a flu type bug at weekend which seemed to be getting better but then Monday night my chest went really bad. I managed to get an appointment with doctor on Tuesday, so at least now I have some antibiotics and steroids. I'm having a few days bed rest and hoping I will feel a bit better by weekend.
I have to be better for Downton!! can't believe it is the last one... where did the weeks go? don't want it to end but then we do have the Christmas Special to look forward to! :-)
Thanks for all your lovely comments, I really do appreciate them! I will catch up with you all soon.
Take care
Love and hugs

Thursday, 23 October 2014

MAWTT - Someone Special at Christmas

Hello... I hope you are all doing ok today... Big Hugs to those of you who are unwell or not feeling good... I hope things improve for you very soon. It's the turn of Team B once again at


and our lovely Shell is hosting the fab theme of....

Someone Special at Christmas!

We'd like to see the name of the special person on your creation.

I've made a bigger card than I normally do. An 8 x 8 inch Christmas Card for my lovely Daughter.... she doesn't usually look at my blog as she is so busy... so hopefully this card will stay as a surprise! I've used a beautiful Rubber Stamp from Crafts and Me called 'Tale of a Rose'.  I wanted to make a Christmas Card with a 'Tudor' feel as we both love that era.


 Image: Crafts and Me - 'Tale of a Rose' by Janna Prosvirina
Paper: Kaisercraft - 'Turtle Dove'
Dies: Spellbinders 'Die Holly Accents'
Sentiments: Freebies from Magazine
Flowers and Berries: WOC, Live & Love Crafts, The Ribbon Girl.
Nailheads for Berries: JosyRose


I've used black Mirri card so the light is reflecting off it a bit in this second photo. I really enjoyed making this card as I don't make many embellished cards at the moment... not because I don't enjoy making them... I just don't have the time and also I am very slow at making them! ... so with this card,  I just kept doing a bit here and there when I had a few spare moments... took me a long time (talking months now) !!!! Lol - but I got there in the end!  :-))


 Image: Crafts and Me - 'Tale of a Rose' by Janna Prosvirina coloured with Promarkers and Copics. I've created snow with White Viva Pearl Pen.

I hope you can pop over to our main site at MAWTT and see the rest of the Team's gorgeous and festive Christmas creations this week!!

Some of you were asking which Mr Kipling's cakes were my favourite?... well after much sampling! :-J  my favourite so far is the same as last year... Mr Kipling's 'Exceedingly Merry' Winter Whirls... they are very light which means you don't feel guilty when you have two... or three even!! :-0

Thanks for all your lovely comments, I really do appreciate them!
Will catch up with you all soon!
Love and hugs

Thursday, 16 October 2014

Thank You!

Hello!! It's a beautiful sunny day here in Manchester UK!  lovely to see the sunshine again after all those dull days! I hope you are all well today.... but I know there are some nasty bugs going around at the moment... so if you are unwell, then I'm sending huge hugs and hope that you are feeling better very soon. 

My daughter commissioned a Thank You Card recently. This was a really quick make, but love how it came out! I've used a Pre-Coloured Image called 'Dahlias' by Pink Gem Designs. And I've added my own sentiment before printing out.


Image: PRE-COLOURED 'Dahlias' by Pink Gem Designs.
Paper: Prima 'Meadow Lark'
Pearls: Hobby House
Sentiment: Computer Generated

As I say, it was very quick card... but my daughter was pleased with it! :-)

I've started my online Christmas Shopping... ordered my 2015 Calendars and a few pressies for family. Also noticed that Mr Kipling's 'Festive' range is now out! So I am ordering different cakes each week... I have to start sampling them early to see which I like best for Christmas! :-0  that's my excuse anyway! ;-) Lol

Thanks so much for visiting! I will catch up with you soon!
Love and hugs!

Thursday, 9 October 2014

MAWTT - Doggone It - Or Any Other Animal

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


and our lovely Susan is hosting the fab theme of....

Doggone It! (Or Any Other Animal) 

I've chosen my favourite Christmas Doggy Stamp by Penny Black called 'Ice Dance'. Isn't he adorable!! so lovely to colour. I masked the image to create a night sky background with Paris Dusk Distress Ink. Then added some Star Dust Stickles for the Ice... some Viva Pearl White Snow.


Image: Penny Black - 'Ice Dance'
Paper: Shery K Designs - Jingle Bells Kit
Snowflakes: Cheery Lynn
Sentiment Ribbon: Pink Petticoat


I apologise for the rubbish photos... think partly it's just one of those cards that looks nicer in real life!! but also the light was very bad...  I really should have got my Light Box out but felt too tired to set it up.


I've coloured this cute little fella with Copics.

I hope you can pop over to our main site at MAWTT and see the rest of the Team's wonderful animal creations this week!!

I really enjoyed the film Gone Girl on Saturday... thought it was excellent... but the restaurant and cinema were very busy... and I have picked up a horrid cold... I guess it's that time of year again! I will feel better when I get past the streaming nose phase as it makes me bit grumpy!! Lol - Think I will dig out the Lem Sip tomorrow! :-))
Thanks for all your lovely comments!
Will catch up with you all soon!
Love and hugs