Saturday, 22 December 2012

My 'Alice'

Morning Bloggers. I thought I should add this picture of my Grand Daughter Mia, who played 'Alice' at her local Drama Group's production of 'Alice in Wonderland' I was so proud and we all really enjoyed the show. She did three performances, I wish I could have seen them all. I was given the task of making her costume, both 'Alice' and myself was pleased with the finished result. My previous post was the card I made for her as a memento.

Friday, 30 November 2012

Alice in Wonderland

Good morning everyone, this card is for my 10 year old Grand Daughter Mia who is playing 'Alice' at her Drama Group Christmas Production. I used an image from Mo's digi pencil. I have filled the inside with tags and quotes from the Show as a memento for her. I am really pleased with the finished result, hope you like it too.

Thursday, 15 November 2012

Hi Bloggers, I cut this silhouette on my Cameo, its actually navy blue but looks black in the photo. I added a snowflake border die cut and My Minds Eye backing paper. I was really pleased with this cut and will make another. Hope you like it.

Friday, 9 November 2012


I hope you like this image of Rudolf, it's from Paper Artsy. The paper is from MY Minds Eye. Have a Great Weekend everyone, and thank you for any comments you may leave.

Thursday, 8 November 2012

Messy Rabbit

I had this stamp a while but never used it until now. The paper background was from Paper Artsy, also a while ago. Hope you like him.

Sunday, 14 October 2012

Sunny Autumn Day

Good morning bloggers, its a beautiful day here in Colchester, and I wish I had the energy to drive up to Kettering for the new craft exhibition there. never mind, think I'll stay home and watch Barbara Gray on C&C. I made this card using a donated image and some papers I downloaded ages ago, so no real helpful information I'm afraid. Hope you like her regardless and thank you for stopping by. Have a great day everyone.

Saturday, 6 October 2012

Patchwork Sarah Kay

Goodness me this card took me most of last night and today, it just wouldn't come together. My mojo has returned but my design skills are sadly still awol. The image is from Sarah Kay coloured with copics. The die cuts are the Marvelous squares from spellbinders. I cut lots of hexagons from Hot off the Press scraps and used a zig zag stitch to sew them together. Thank you for stopping by.

Sunday, 30 September 2012

Old Timer

Good Morning Bloggers. This card took me ages to make as there was something missing, then I added the Lamp post and it all seemed to gel. I hope you like this one, Mens cards are so hard to make aren't they. The Car die and Washi tape is from Marianne, the Lampost was cut with my Silhouette, Spellbinder majestic square die and Bazzil Green Card. Have a Lovely Sunday one and all.

A missing Mojo!

Here are a couple of cards I have made recently, I am happy to say my Card making Mojo has returned once again. The first one was using a flower and bunting cut with my Silhouette Cameo. The second is mostly the 'Tied Together ' embossing folder with a butterfly border die.

Saturday, 11 August 2012


Hi everyone, this card is for my Son Simon's birthday. He has a cat called Jasper who is quite crazy so I thought he would like this. The cat and bunting was cut with my silhouette. I hope you like it. Thanks for stopping by my blog,

Thursday, 2 August 2012

Quilts and Boxes

A bit of a gap since my last post! I have been busy sewing some dresses for my Grand Daughters and working on one of my large quilts. This little one I have made as a playmat for one of my Daughters friends who has just had her second Son, Jude. The Exploding Box is for another of her Friends who is getting married. Thanks for stopping by.

Tuesday, 26 June 2012

More Tea?

Hi everyone, I've had another go at painting with Distress Inks. This week I got the new Summer set and Pumice stone, which is what I have used here. I love this stamp from Sarah Kay, but find it quite limiting in the colours you can use, bearing in mind the Period dress of the maid. The brown pattern paper and sentiment stamp is from Stampin up. Ribbon and button from Papermania. Hope you like her.

Thursday, 14 June 2012

Paper Sunshine

Hi everyone, thought I would add some sunshine to my blog, we certainly need some don't we. The paper/card is Anna Griffin, die cuts and flower made on my Silhouette which I am slowly learning about, I still have a long way to go but I am loving it. Hope you like my 'sunny' card, and thank you for any comments you may make. xx

Friday, 8 June 2012

Using Distress Inks

Hi everyone, I used Distress Inks to colour these two images. I really love the look of all the cards I have seen using this medium, so decided to have a go. I hope you like the results. I am going to try to improve my colouring skills with these inks as I do really enjoy using them. Have a good weekend bloggers, lets hope we get some sunshine soon xx

Friday, 1 June 2012


Hi everyone, all ready for the long weekend? I used the 'Grace' digi stamp from Sugar Nellie. The papers are from Nitwit. I cut up a Fanciful flourish die as it was too big for this card. The ribbon and gem are from a local craft store. I Coloured Grace with copic and Promarker pens. Hope you like her and that you all enjoy the Jubilee Celebrations.

Thursday, 31 May 2012


I thought I would make one of these Art Deco fold cards, haven't seen many of them lately. I inked the edges and fold lines before folding which made it easier. Quite a plain card, with few embelishments. Hope you like it.

Sunday, 20 May 2012

Another Brolly for the Drought

I really like this Cricut Brolly, so here's another card using it. The papers are Hampstead from Papermania. Thank you for stopping by my blog, please say hello xx

Tuesday, 15 May 2012

Wedding Box

This is my second exploding box, I have 2 more to make! There are the details on each of the 8 undersides, ie. names place , dates and some of vows. Used Papermill pearlescent card and Spellbinders die cuts. Thank you for looking at my blog xx

Friday, 11 May 2012

Copic's are winning.

Hi everyone, added a couple of cards I made using Copic pens. I'm experimenting because I have Promarkers, Copics and Prisma's. I have decided to concentrate on just one medium. I wish I could master Prisma's but I'm hopeless, and Copics seem to blend easier than Promarkers. So Copics in front at the moment. Thanks to Redrottie for the great tutotials on her blog. Have a good weekend, hope you all get some sunshine xx

Thursday, 3 May 2012

Teddy Bo

Hi everyone, hope you like this card, it took ages for me to get it right. If you've seen this image before you know it has a heart and bunting background. It was there originaly, but I wasn'thappy with it, so cut it off. Then it all kind of fell into place. Thanks for looking xx

Thursday, 26 April 2012

A Brolly for the drought!

Seems appropriate to have a Brolly on my blog today. The rain has been pouring for most of the day here. I used the Cricut to cut the Brolly, I really like how this one turned out.

Monday, 23 April 2012

Peacock Birthday

After all the excitement of the wedding, which was truly wonderful! its back to craft. I made this for my ex-husband's birthday. At the Hotel in Mexico there were lots of Peacocks around the grounds, so I added some peacock backing paper for his card. The bird and branch I cut with my Cricut. I should add that my ex and I are good friends, and spending 2 weeks with him and his wife was a pleasure. She and I shared many a joke at his expence.

Thursday, 15 March 2012

Exploding Wedding Box

My son gets married in Mexico next week. Flying out on Sunday for two weeks, so very excited. He is marrying a lovely girl, she is perfect for him. I couldn't be happier. Hope you like the box I have made for them. I used mostly Die cuts and embossing folders. The Butterflies dance as you open it. Thank you for looking and for leaving comments, I really appreciate every one.

Tuesday, 6 March 2012

Little Tammy

I just love this stamp, its from Littleclaire called 'Little Tammy' The papers are HOTP and flowers using Nellie Smellen dies. Thank you for visiting by blog and taking the time to leave me a comment. Linda x

Sunday, 4 March 2012

First card using Tim Holtz Pens

Using my new Tim Holtz pens onto a Rubber stamp, works well but I doubt I will buy any more of them. The Stamps are from Clarity and I also used Spellbinder dies and Marrianne dies. Hope your all having a good weekend.

Tuesday, 14 February 2012


I coloured this image weeks ago and forgot all about it. So when I found it this morning thought it was about time the little lady was given a place to show off her hat. The papers and sentiment are from pink Petticoat. Hope you like it and thanks for looking.

Sunday, 12 February 2012

Crafty Sunday

Spent all day Blog Hopping (first time)and putting this card together. I couldn't get it right for ages, but reasonably happy now. I just wish I could use my PM's the way all you clever crafters do. Practice makes perfect I suppose. Think I'm better with Prisma's.

Thursday, 9 February 2012

Beautiful Lady

I have been playing with Die cuts again, I'm a big Sue Wilson fan, she is so Inspiring. The stamp is from 'Hot off the press' the pattern paper was from a magazine. This card is going to someone in the DC friendship swap.

Wednesday, 25 January 2012

Sue Wilson Inspired Man card

Hi everyone, I got Sue Wilsons DVD and watch her blog every day. I was inspired to make this card for my Daughters Partner, I do struggle with mens cards. So I am going to make a big effort to make a few more.

Sunday, 15 January 2012

Another card using Eyelash Yarn

I have made another card using eyelash fibres, hope you like it. The paper is by K&Co, and the image is by Crafty Individuals.

Saturday, 14 January 2012

2 New cards

Good Morning, Hope you like these two cards, I so enjoyed making them. I have my mojo back and would love to be making more cards today. But I have some curtains to make for my Daughters new home. Thanks for any comments you may make. Linda xx

Wednesday, 11 January 2012

Tilda & my new die (which I love)

Here is a card that I entered over on the DC forum. It had to have some sprayed mica inks. I'm lovin my new die, its so delicate.

Monday, 2 January 2012

New Home Card

After living round the corner for 10 years my Daughter has started a new life with her partner and my 2 Beautiful grand Daughters. I used to see them almost every day, so feeling a bit sad for me but happy for her. This card was made using papers from Papermania Hampstead collection and spellbinder dies. Rubber stamps are from Crafty Individuals.

Catching up!!

Thought its about time I added something to my blog. I made this Xmas card for my Daughter. I used Anna Griffin Card and paper bought from QVC a few years ago. Flower die cut from a Marrianne die.