Monday, December 16, 2013

Back in Blog land again

Hi Everyone

Christmas creations today.

I took some time off  from my blog after mum died as I just did have the heart to write anything but that does not mean I have not been busy, busy is not the word for it but it did kept my mind off things and now I feel like coming back to my blog and getting back into the swing of things.

Just some of my creations and these are what I sold at the craft fair I did a couple of weeks ago and I am pleased to say they all sold so well.

Mint rounds and Smartie Santa's with home made hat

Hershey Bars

All wrapped up with Christmas theme, took me ages to wrap 400 phew

Love this card

Thank you all for the messages and cards I received on the death of my mum it was greatly appreciated and meant a lot to me that so many of you cared. I found it very traumatic as I was not expecting it and I was in shock for quiet a time but I know she is at peace now and with my dad and she would not want me to be sad all the time, day by day I get better.

I am now going to make a coffee with a brandy as I have a stinker of a cold then popping round to see you all as I have missed you, thanks for popping in.

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Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Goodbye sweet mum

Just a little message to let you all know my mum passed away while I was in the UK, I did know she was in hospital and was getting better but before I got to Yorkshire she had a stroke, I did get to speak to her and she did recognise me then she passed away, my sweet hubby said she was waiting for me to come home before she left to go and be with dad.

I had a beautiful and sweetest mum ever in this world and shall miss her very much, love you mum.

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Thursday, September 12, 2013

Shabby Chic Necklace

Good Morning All

Hope your having a great week, it been pretty busy in this craft place as I have orders to fill and I have just finished three Shabby necklaces and the are all packed up and ready to go on their travels to Saudi to be sold.

The last time I sent my craft items to be sold they did really well and I was over the moon with the result but they said we want more shabby chic so a bit of shabby they are getting lol, hope they do as well as the last lot!! 

So onto my post for today and this is one of the last necklaces that sold I meant to post this ages ago and forgot.

It's a lilac one this time with lovely lace, pearls in white and lilac, diamante's, swarovski  rondel's, pearl nuggets,vintage buttons, ribbon silver chain, bling spacers and hearts.

 I used a Prima lace flower this time with pearls, bead caps and hearts.

 The brooch is made of pearls and diamante pieces.

I also used amethyst and rose quarts and added a diamante bow

I hope you like as much as I do, the one I wear is in pale brown, pink and cream, everyone wants it but it is staying with me as it's the first one I ever made.

Thanks for popping in to see me today I do appreciate your visits and look forward to seeing your creations, then back in my craft room for the day ohhhh after tea and cake of course hehe.

Have a great day all.

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Friday, September 6, 2013

Magnolia Today

Hi Everyone

Just finished this Magnolia card today and just got time to blog before I start preparing for dinner tonight, Cornish pasty's yummy.

I stamped her  twice and used one as a mask, then stamped the background I coloured the whole image with Copic and added extra grass.

I was going to use my mini background but I left it in Cyprus so I had to use the big one but I think it came out ok. I added some W/O flowers, La La Land corner die and a butterfly die, bling and ribbon from my stash.


Papertake Weekly - Anything Goes

Shabby Tea Room - Sweet Summertime

 Thank for popping into see me today, I do appreciate your visits love to hear your comments.

Have a great day all and I shall see you all later.

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Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Stamping Bella

Morning all

Today I have a card with a Stamping Bella image, love this girl, this is going to my girlfriend in the UK as we do love a few glasses of bubbles and it will give her a giggle lol. 

 I coloured her with copic and the papers are from Bo Bunny, flowers W/O, the corner die is La La Land and the rest is from my stash.


By The Cute and Girly - Flower Theme

Aud's Sentiments - Any Sentiment 

Has anyone else had trouble with blogger as it would let me load pages so I am going to try again today.

Thank you for popping in to see me today, I do appreciate your comments and love to see you.
Have a great day all, I shall see you later.

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Thursday, August 29, 2013

My first journal page

Morning Everyone

I am so excited today as I get to show you my first journal page yahhhhh.

I have always wanted to do a journal and create an art book but was very intimidated by the prospect of drawing or even doing backgrounds ekk I cannot draw to save my life and what supplies do I need ???

As my B/D is in September hubby asked me what I wanted ahhh my art book supplies will do nicely.

So google here I come and found a few things and information but still did not know what to do! 

I talked with Anesha aka Crafting Queen as she is so talented with these things and she got me on the right track ohhh thank you for that Anesha you have no idea what you started lol

Found the things I needed and sent a list and links to Brian, think he more than he bargained for as I secretly wanted it all but said anything on the list will do and he came back and said I have ordered all the stuff for you yipppie down side is I have to wait till I go to the UK to bring it all back ( overweight suitcase again me thinks)

But I want to start now lol so found a few supplies in my craft room I had forgotten about and a free online class at Tams her site is called Willow and Friends my lord she is so so talented, easy to follow videos and PDF to go with them and all for free, I want to do all her workshops so amazing and right down my street, I shall be signing up to do more of her workshops as the prices are so good.

I still cannot believe I drew this yahhhh

I do think my nose is a tad small but who cares I am one happy bunny with the result.

Sorry about the long post but I got a bit excited and started to ramble lol.

Thank for popping into see me today, I do appreciate your visits love to hear your comments.

Have a great day all.

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Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Stamping Bella

 Hi Everyone

Been a busy week here trying to get all my work finished then I had to go down the gold souk to get a pressie for my niece and run the gauntlet of a few shops (before I get to where I am going )  people selling singing camels err no, morning prayer alarm clocks err no and the best one yet! wait for it !!!!!!! genuine fake rolex watches err NO NO NO.

I have to do it all again on Saturday to pick my pressie up but this time I shall go a different way lol, phew it was so hot, it must be at 90 in the shade.

Anyways enough of my waffle and onto my card for today and I decided on a Stamping Bella image.

 I coloured her with copic and the papers are from Webster and Bo Bunny, the corner die is La La Land, flowers from W/O, lace from my local craft store, ribbon I cannot remember the make ekkk and I also used perfect pearls on the image and glittered her shoes, wand and crown, the butterfly's have been glittered too.


W/O Cream and Pink 

Stamp with Fun - Square

Thank you for popping in to see and have a great day all.

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Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Bit of Mixed Media

 Good Morning Everyone

I have been up since 5 this morning as hubby forgot to turn his alarm off ekkkk and when I walked in the kitchen he nearly dropped his coffee, got all my work done and was shopping at 7-30 wow I love that time to do grocery shop not a sole about.

I had a fantastic holiday in Turkey with the family and took lots of pics (more of those later) and 2 nights in Istanbul with hubby so so good, loved the place and want to go back as 2 days was not enough.

Ok on to my post for today and I have a bit of mixed media to show you as I fancied trying something new also a tag.

Tag first.

 I used the Julie Nutting doll stamp and paper pierced it, the background is an assortment of scrap papers that have been distressed and textured, flowers are from W/O.

 I will  be entering Ali Craft Challenge which is for this month Prima Dolls.

 My next is a Mixed Media canvasI again used the Julie Nutting stamps which have been paper pierced, the background is assorted papers which have been painted and textured the background stamps have been done on tissue paper.

 I also added splodges of paint and glitter, the lovley mushrooms are from Prima collection so is the top flower.

Bottom flowers are from W/O crafts and this will be my  entry for their Anything Goes challenge.

 The sentiment is computer generated. I will also be entering the Berry71bleu challenge which is Mixed Media Madness.

 Well that's all for today and it's only 9-30 so in my craft room for rest of the day (oh I missed you craft room), thanks for popping in to see me I really appreciate your visit's and tomorrow I shall have cards to show you.

Have a great day all.

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Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Tiddly Inks

Hi Everyone

The bags are packed and ready to go, a bit of craft going with me also, I cannot just sit around all day doing nothing and I am not really a sunbather, I usually sit in the shade so a bit of craft, enjoying the grandkids and shopping will do me very nicely oh not forgetting the food and bubbles too.

 I have decided to put in for the Tiddly Inks DT call after a long break of being away from any design teams, I have missed being on a DT' and thought it was about time I went back to that side of things again as I really loved it,  so here's my card.

I used the image called wryn so cute too, I coloured her with Copic and sparkled the flowers and matted her,  La La Corner die, a Nesstie corner die and heart, a EK butterfly punch which I added bling to, some lace and W/O flowers and pearls to finish, I also distressed all the paper edges and inked them.

Close up


W/O - Blues and/ or Purples

Paper Take - Die- ing for a punch

Thanks for popping by my place its so good to see you and also read your comments, I do appreciate it. Have a good day all and I hope to get round you all before I go.

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Saturday, July 20, 2013

Count Down o Hoilday

Hi Everyone

I am now on the count down to my holiday in Turkey, we shall be meeting our son, daughter in law and grandchildren who are 10 and 12, cannot wait to see them, we leave early Thursday morning, have to be at the airport for 5 in the morning ekkkkk.

Had to do a bit of last minute shopping this afternoon to get a few things for the kids awe it just had to be done lol.

This morning I had a busy copic class and they have all book for extra classes before I leave so Sunday, Monday and Tuesday I am busy, that just gives me time on Wednesday to have my hair and nails done, then pack and relax and my housemaid is coming in Thursday morning to do the rest.

Now what craft shall I take with me as I have to do something ummm beading, quilting, or copic, still thinking lol.

On to my card for today, I decided on a Saturated Canary image, I coloured her with copic 

The flowers are from W/J and I spritz them with glimmer mist and pink ink the sparkle does not show very well, I added glitter round the frill on the hearts, I have  just noticed I forgot to colour my sentiment ekkk., also added lace and pearls.


Charisma cards - Girly

Pennys Paper Craft - Use Black somewhere

Thank you for popping in today I do appreciated your comments and love to see you.

Have a great day all.

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Thursday, July 18, 2013

Magnolia card Today

Hi Everyone

Wow the weather is so hot and humid here so I am not going out for the next two days as I have no class's and no shopping to do untill Saturday, I am going in my craft room for the weekend as I bought 3 new Stamping Bella images and some more Magnolia to colour up.

Our weekend here is Friday and Saturday I know a bit confusing but you do get use to it and we have our Sunday roast on a Saturday lol well we love roast dinners so much we have at least 2 or 3 a week :-) we both love our veg and roast potatoes yummy.

Ok enough of my chattering and down to my make for today which is a Magnolia card, I coloured her with Copic the papers are from a stack but I lost the cover so I have no idea who they are from, I also lost the list of colours ekkk not a good start.

I finished decorating the card with W/O flowers La La Land corner die, ribbon and pearls.


Anything Goes - Anything Goes

Pink Elephant - Feminine

That's all for today folks, have a great day and I shall see you all later, many thanks for popping by to see me today, I do appreciate your lovely visits.

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Saturday, July 13, 2013

Saturated Canary Image Today

Hi Everyone

Feeling much better today, my little op went ok and I am now on some treatment, still got the pains in my chest but not as bad as they were last week, up and running again yahhhhh.

I spent the last few days colouring so my first card is a Saturated Canary one.

I coloured her with Copic and just noticed I forgot to give her blusher ekkk, distressed the papers with a bit of timmy, finishing with a bit of bling.

I cannot give you the copic colours as I have mislaid the list, it's in my craft room somewhere lol, probable under the pile of papers I have to sort.

 My craft room is in bit of a state which I hate as I always clear up after I have finished creating but I did not have time yesterday so have that to look forward too.


Saturated Canary -  Celebration

Crafty Ribbon - Anything Goes with a Ribbon

Dutch Dare - Bingo - Ribbon,Distressing, Birthday

Thank you for popping in to see me today, I do appreciate your comments and love to see you.

Have a great day all, I shall see you later.

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Saturday, July 6, 2013


Hi Everyone

 Been a bit absent as I have been feeling unwell with a pain in my chest just below my bra line, I had my heart monitored yesterday and all is ok so on Monday I am going into hospital and they are going to put a camera down my throat and into my stomach to see whats going on and why I am getting this pain in my chest, I also lost some weight so I am now 48 kg and keep going down to 46kg, I always weigh 50kg and have done for the past 30 years and find it hard to keep that weight on, so when I start to lose I panic a bit.

The surgeon was a funny man and said eat more cream cakes and chocolate lol oh by the way do you want to be awake when we do the procedure or asleep geeez asleep!! are you mad, me being awake is not a good thing PANIC.

Ok enough of my little drama (I am aloud one now and then) back to my crafting and today I have to show you a banner I made using the new Stamps from Prima by  Julie Nutting and Prima flowers.

The picture shows the banner that was made for the shop to show off the new stamps.

The face, hair and body bits are coloured with copic and the dress is paper pierced .

I also used Prima flowers which have been inked and pegs,

                                                  The butterfly is a big die cut which has been inked.

Thank you for popping into see me today I do hope you will pop back as I have lots of cards to post and shall share with you soon.

Have a great day all.

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