Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Sunny in London

Hi my blogging buddies, I hope your all crafting like mad and enjoying your day. I am in London and the sun is shining which makes a change from the rain we have had since I got here.
My friend here has just got a new cabin in her garden, for here crafting, its just beautiful and I am helping her put all her goodies away, ohhh I want to get crafting lol.
I am going to Yorkshire tomorrow for a little hol to see my mum and other family and we are both looking forward to it.
Brian is doing very well and the doctors are very pleased with his progress and we are pleased and happy, it also gives you an uplift and things look brighter.

I will be round later to see what you have been creating, all for now.


smalller Linda

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Going back to the UK again for a little while

Hello my blogging friends

No card today as I have beena bit busy packing to go back to the UK tomorrow plus I had work men in doing the AC’s that broke down, 3 of them in all, so my craft room has been out of action too.

I am having my carpets in the 3 bedrooms replaced with tiles while I am away so all personnel stuff ie clothes bit and bobs, a darn lot clothes and bits and bobs as I found out, had to be removed, I am now totally pooped and I still have packing to finish.

Unfortunately Brian has not been too well so I hope this next cemo we will see some results, he has his cemo again on Friday at the Royal Marsden and then 2 weeks later we go back for his scans to see if this cemo is working or not, I just pray we get positive news this time around and things will be on the up for a change.
We have our son's wedding to look forward too, I can not wait to see Brian in his top hat and tails, somehow I don't think that hat will stay on long :-)

I shall still pop round and see you all, be good while I am away ok sort of good then lol.


smalller Linda

Thursday, August 19, 2010


Hi to all and I hope your all having a good day.

I have now finished my sons wedding card and box and would like to show you my results. For the past two days I have been struggling with this wedding card, as it had to be just perfect. Sorry had trouble taking pictures, no matter how I tried I kept getting shadows or too much shine.

In the UK I bought these little creamy white flowers (the ones with the sparkly bit in the middle) and wanted to incorporate them into the design, well trying to get them to stay were I wanted was a nightmare, in the end I had to get the silicon glue out, then pack little objects round them till they set and I had to do the same on the box aggg I hate waiting and these had to be left overnight, but success it worked.

I also sprayed the flowers and paper with pearl glimmer mist and left to dry over night too. I added sparkle to wedding dress and tiara with a silver glitter pen also to the front of the dress and flowers I add tiny gem stones. This is on of Linnie's images and can be found Here

Close up of the flowers.

The box is one I had laying around which had green leafs on, I sanded it all down and covered it with white mulberry paper then covered it again in matching wedding paper from K and Co called Elegance and adorned it with the same flowers and pearls, a bigger size pearls as the little ones looked odd.

Close up of the flowers on the box


I have entered the following challenges.

The box into Sir Stamp a Lot Challenge, which is Bring on the Bling.

Creative Card Crew – Sparkle and Shine

Hope you like my little creations and thank you popping over and looking.


smalller Linda

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

What a Day!

Hi All
What a day it is here! its hot and humid, thank goodness for the AC’s plus I got to ironing for 3 hours, how lucky am I lol. How many clothes can you use in 4 days!! well by my pile a darn lot and was I glad when it was over, treated my self and hubby to a nice cuppa and Raspberry and White choc muffins that had just come out of the oven, great timing that, so so yummy, bless! Brian could only eat half so I just had to finish it for him giggle.

In my craft room this afternoon I had a commission card to finish for a friend and this is the result, oh before I tell you about it, she has ordered four more just the same so I will be busy tomorrow, which I love (better than ironing) anyway I digress so back to the card I followed the sketch from Papertake Weekly Challenge which I loved doing, good job as there is another four to do, so thanks for a great sketch this week, it also happens to be one of my favourite images too which is by Pinkcat Studio.

I will list the rest of the ingredients for the card in the recipe section below, I don’t know if anyone reads this bit or if it is even helpful but a lot of my friends order cards they have seen here and at least I know what I used to make it as I can not always remember (age thing lol).

The inside I used the same papers and also a MS snowflake punch.

I have entered it into the following challenges:

Papertake Weekly – Sketch

Creative Card Crew – Sparkle and Shine

Spoonful of Sugar – Christmas

Susie and Vikki Christmas Club– Poinsettia


Papers - Basic Grey
Image - Pink Cat Studio
Medium – H2o's -Shimmers, Angle Wings
Snowflakes Punch - M.S
Leaf Punch - Mcgill
Sparkle - Copic Pens and White Crystals
Charm – Hobby House
Sentiments – Computer
Pearls Ribbon – Stash
Shine – Glimmer Mist
Poinsettia Flowers – Fred She Said
Distressing Ink – Timmy, Old Paper

Thanks for popping by my place and I hope you all have a good night, see you all later.

smalller Linda

Monday, August 16, 2010

Quiet Day Today

Hi all,
Today has been a quiet day in the house as Brian is not feeling too well and I am trying to keep quiet in the house as he is in bed resting, this is just one of the effects of the cemo therapy, it makes him feel quiet sick and tired some days, I do feel for him and I wish there was more I could do but sleep is the best therapy.
Thank you to all for the emails and enquires into how Brian is feeling I really appreciate them.

I got to go to my craft room as house work is out of the question and I got a few images coloured, tided the room and made this card (craft room a mess again).

I used an image from Pollycraft called Codi and some new papers I have had for ages and not used, in fact I had forgotten all about them till I was tidying up, I also have flowers (flowers I have used on the card) and butterflies to match.

I distressed ever inch of paper with distressing ink, I love my new distressing tool I purchased can you tell lol, I added faux stitching then layered it all up with foam pads.

Onto the inside and out with my new tool again lol, told you I love it, I thought it lacked a bit of something so I added a punchy bit to the bottom and adorned some more of those flowers and now I like it.

I have entered some challenges

Pollycraft – Stitching – Faux or Real

Pink Elephant - Ribbon and Sparkle

Cup Cake - 2 Ribbon – 2 Papers - 2 flowers

Crafty CardMakers - Birthday

Recipe for this card:
Image - Pollycraft
Papers and Flowers - K and Co, Poppy Seed
Distressing Ink - Broken China, Tim Holtz
Distressing Tool - Tim Holtz
Medium - Pro Markers
Sparkle - Copic Glitter Pen
Sparkle Ribbon and other Ribbon - Joy
Faux Stitching - Copic Liner Pen
Punch - MS
Sentiment - Computer
Pins - Stash
Well that’s all for today and as Brian is still resting I am going round on a blog tour to see some of your creations. Thanks for popping by place today I do appreciate seeing you.

smalller Linda

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Elephants in a Rush

Hi everyone.
Just a quick card tonight, the image is by Lyn from Spiders Corner, this was a little treat for us all who follower her and to celebrate her reaching 300 followers, congratulations Lyn on your followers.

If you fancy this image (who wouldn’t) just pop over to Lyn’s, I’m glad I did and I hope she will have another image soon, thank you Lyn.

Now I have to say I am not that good at elephants and I think its a bit too grey, but hey next time I shall just do the shading bit as I think that will work better.

Challenges for this card:

Crafy Catz – Animals

Basic Grey – Pearls

Totally Paper Craft – Rainbow

Image – Lyn Spiders Corner
Papers – Basic Grey
Distressing Ink – Tim Holtz, Weathered Wood
Pearls – Hobby House
Medium – Water Colours
Glitter – Copic Pen
Ribbon – Joy
Sentiment – Computer
Corner Punch – EK

All for tonight and have a good night all.


smalller Linda

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Hi Everyone I'm back again as I wanted you to see this beautiful candy from Tiet.
Now are these stamps just too cute or what !!! just right up my street, she also has the most amazing creations.


All for now.

smalller Linda

Friday, August 13, 2010

Glitter Overload

Hi everyone and I hope you have all had a sparkly day like I have, as you can see from my card I have to show you, it’s rather sparkly and glittery, Stef from Glitterbabes would be proud of me with all this glitter lol.

I got a bit carried away once I got started hence glitter in my hair, all over my craft area and I don’t how I managed this!! I’v even got glitter in the kitchen, I wonder if Brian noticed any in his dinner tonight, if he did he kept very quiet about it.

I carried it through to the inside too, do you think I went a bit over board? errr me thinks so lol but I did have fun!.

I had so much fun I made a tag to match with the leftover’s

I did find some challenges to enter it into, thought I might struggle with the glitter overload.

Friday Sketchers - Sketch

Bah Humbug – Angels and Fairys

Christmas Stamping– 2 Designer Papers

Stamp Something – Fairy Tale Somethings. I interpret this as Christmas Fairy Wishes

Character Cafe – Bright Sparkly Card

Cup Cake Craft – Lace

Winter Wonderland – Tag It

Recipe for this card and Tag

Papers - Bo Bunny
Image - Christine Dark
Distressing Inks - Tim Holtz
Lace - Stash
Bling - Kaban
Sentiment - Computer
Leaf Punch - Mcgill
Medium - Copic, HO2
Glitter Pen - Sakura
Flowers or Snowflakes - K and Co
Glitter - Stampendous

Thanks for popping by my place its so good to see you and also read your comments, I do appreciate it. Have a good night all and I shall be round to see you later.


smalller Linda

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Commision Card

Hi everyone.
I hope your all having a good week, I am as Brian is doing very well, just a bit tired today so no work for him, so while he slept I went off for coffee and cake (so yummy too) to a girl friends who wanted to purchase some of my cards.
To my surprise there was a couple of my other friends there too, it was so good to see them again after such a long time, plus the added bonus was they wanted to see my cards too.
I was so delighted that they loved my cards and as a result I got a few commissions and a few sales :-), so today’s card is a commission one for a friend who wanted a snowman on the front.

I also used the punch on the inside of the card but it’s hard to see the detail in this photo.

I have entered it into the following challenges.

Mojo Monday – Sketch

Cute Card Thursday – Open Theme

Die Cut Dreams Christmas Club – Snowmen

Crafty Card Makers – Punchy

Dutch Dare – Anything Goes

Paper and Tree Rub on – Basic Grey
Image - Pink Cat Studio
Medium – HO2
Snowflakes and Border – MS Punch
Sparkle Copic Pens and Stickles
Bling – Kaban
Sentiments – Computer
Ribbon – Bo Bunny

Thanks for popping by my place and looking at my card and I shall see you all later.



Monday, August 9, 2010

Commission Card

Hi Everybody It’s been a busy time at my end since I last spoke with you, Brian arrived from the UK on Wednesday night as is doing very well, I think the change of scenery has done him the world of good, he has good and bad days which is only to be expected but on the good days he goes into work for a couple of hours a day, although he does gets very tired, then we know its time for him to rest and take it easy, the time he is at work is good for him mentally too and to see everyone has given him a real boost.
The dear man also brought my computer back, yeh got my digital images, he also brought with him some of my crafting goodies and new stamps I had bought. The card I created last night is with one of the new stamps and is a commission card for a friend I hope she likes it.

Inside with the same colours

I have entered it into a few challenges.

Basic Grey – Pearls and I have used Basic Grey papers.

Glitterbabe – Colour combo of Purple, Pink and Black plus Sparkle.

Creative Inspirations – Recycle – The butterfly is from a card I received.
Kaboodle Doodles - Somthing Metal on your card.

Stamp Something – Photo Inspiration.

Pennys Challenge – Anything Goes.

Simon Says – Sing It – Fairy Godmother from the Shreik 2 film, sung by Jennifer Saunders.

Recipe I used for this card.

Papers -Basic Grey
Image – Lily of the Valley
Sparkle – Copic Glitter Pen and Stickles
Shine – Glossy Accents
Metal Butterfly – Recycled from another card
Medium – Water Colour Pencils and Copic Pens
Punch –Martha Stewart
Ink – Memento
Distressing Ink – Victorian Velvet by Tim Holtz
Pearls and Flowers – Prima
Brads and Spacer – Hobby House
Sentiment – Whiff of Joy
Verse inside – Circa Design

I hope you all have a good day and thank you for visiting me, I really appreciate your comments.

Tuesday, August 3, 2010


Hi all I had a nice surprise yesterday Linnie asked me to join her on her new challenge blog called Whoopsi Daisy using her fab images and I was delighted as I used to design for her before I had to go away, I had to give up all my design team post’s as I could not give the commitment I would have liked to do when I went away.

The bad news is I have to go away again at the end of this month as Brian’s cemo will be due and his scans, plus our son is getting married in September so I will not be back until the beginning October, I will be joining Whoopsi Daisy then and I am so looking forward to working with the super DT girls again, just to let you know the challenge over there is Blue and Green this month.

So onto my card, this one is for a friend of mine who has been a great support to me through Brian’s cancer and I wanted to make her something special, I have entered it into a few challenges.

Inside with matching papers


Crafts 4 Eternity – Sketch and include Bird(s) and Pearls

Die Cut Dreams – Gingham

Creative Inspirations – Anything Goes

Lily Boo – Anything Goes

Sir Stamp a Lot – Bring on the Bling

Creative Card Crew - Cute and Girly

Thanks for popping by my place and have a really good day.


Image – Fron Linnies Daisy Collection Sheet 52
Medium – Copic and Pro Markers
Inks - Tim Holtz
Bling – Prima and Hobby House
Papers - K @ Co Paper Pack – Poppy Seed
Ribbon – Bo Bunny
Flowers – Hobby Craft
Pin and Charm – Hobby House
Sparkle – Copic Glitter Pen



Monday, August 2, 2010

Fantastic Candy

Jak’s is have a fabulous Blog Candy, it will run for 1 week and then she will choose a winner on Sunday 8th August at 10pm, so what could you win?

Beautiful images too

Keeping my fingers crossed


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