Wednesday, July 25, 2012

WOYW 164

Hi Everyone, well not much exciting happening here, I was at a loose end yesterday and well in front with my card making so  decided to make a start on a card for our Grandson who is due early November, yes I know you´re probably all thinking its only July!!!  but I do like to have a play around with papers and bits before making up my mind to take the plunge and glue everything together, hence all the assorted papers and card hanging around.
I´m making a Name card as I did for Lynn´s card, might be quite a long one as he is to be called Charlie, good job they have a big fireplace for the card to sit on!!
Still hot here, cant see the beach for umbrellas, seems half of Madrid have arrived for their holidays.
May not be around next week as Birthday boy is over for ten days, this time next week I will rushing around cleaning ready for their arrival, cant wait.
Hope you are all seeing some sun over there in the UK, have a good week.

Monday, July 23, 2012

Speedy Fox & Friends 117

Hi everyone, This is my Christmas in July for this challenge. For the background I embossed with the Sizzix Hollies Texture plate and distressed the raised pattern with Tea Dye. The brown square I cut with the spellbinders Fleur de Lis, the squirrel is a marriane stamp that I paiunted with distress inks and covered with glossy accents, finished with a star button threaded with raffia and a tag.. Thanks for stopping by.

Sunday, July 22, 2012

Challenge Ali 1

Well Here it is, my Song was "oh I do like to be beside the seaside" yes I know its a very old one, but bought back childhood memories of my Grandad singing it in the car as we drove to the coast for our sunday outing.
My embossing is on the sea and sand, fiskars plate, waves, the  elements were  cut with my cricut, inked with distress inks and shells collected from our beach. I´m going to post it off to Joey, our Grandson,  to remind him of his time spent here with us a short time ago.

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Hi Everyone, cant believe another week has gone by, we´ve had a busy week but a kind of wasted week, having to wait in for people coming round to do jobs, then they turn up late, does wind me up,  oh well I have had time to do a couple of challenges so all is not lost, and finally I finished Stephens 40th card, its winging its way across  to him as we speak.
My desk is covered in a challenge that Ali H and myself have concocted!!   not sure where Im going with it yet as the card is smaller than I´m used to working with,
 I also been having fun trying my dies from last week, abandoned the tattered pine cone for the time being, not as easy as it looks,  it kept falling on my pokey tool, far too hot for fiddley things, love the lacy edge dies though but as usual got carried away and cut one that didnt match the card I was making so cut another colour, ended up with far too many laying around my desk, hence the plastic container, its full of things cut out from many projects that didnt work.
Hope you all have a great weekend, see you next week

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Speedy Fox & Friends Challenge 116

Hi everyone,  A sigh of relief as I finally finished my sons 40th Birthday Card, and what a brilliant stoke of luck that the Speedy Fox Challenge 116  was to make a Masculine card, its from La Pashe collection, just thought it was the ideal card for someone who loves to cook and the likes the odd red wine.

Wednesday, July 11, 2012


Hi there, I´m a bit late today, our good friend came round to fix a leak in the pump box, fitted a new seal, and would you believe the housing had cracked, oh well it is 9 years old so... a little man will be around shortly,  Anyway my workdesk is bare of projects today,  the two cards I finished yesterday , one a card for a friend from football, he is 47 on friday, he never stops telling everyone how he is the youngest among us, we just love him keep reminding us,  every single week, and the other is for a colour challenge on Splitcoast stampers.

 Couldnt wait to get home yesterday as my package from Cuddly Buddly arrived,   Steve still  cant believe that you can spend so much and it arrives in a jiffy bag,  he still expects me to come staggering out of the post office with a giant box every time, cant believe I didnt even have time to open everything although I did try the lace dies, I´m slightly obsessed with Dies at the moment, and distress inks, so my wish list keeps growing, daily.
 The photo below is the book card I made for a friend, I made it and cut it all on my cricut and then used glossy accents, crackle paint, bling, glitter, ribbon, well everything really to embellish it, anyway she was over the moon when she saw it so it was worth all the work. There´s not room here to show all the pages .

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Tuesday 10th July

This is my Blue and Green card, I´m entering in the Speedy Fox and Friends Challenge 115, its the first time for me.
 Ive used the cute Wellington bear topper,  blue background and green bunting coloured with Peeled paint distress ink, the embossed machine stitching is distressed with Stormy Sky
Thanks for stopping by.

Wednesday, July 4, 2012


Hi again, cant believe its Wednesday already, time flies when you are having fun!!
 Thanks for all your comments, must admit to having a few titters on all the comments on my tidy workspace, my secret i that I actually have three work areas, one with my bigshot on where all my die cutting and embossing goes on, a desk where I stamp and get messy with inks, glitter and glues and the one below where I assemble my cards, its at the back of the room away from the door and window as it gets pretty breezy up here as my little room is all alone on the roof of our villa.

Bit messy this morning as Ive been copying some papers for a challenge to make a card with a circus theme, Im in the middle of making a sixtieth card and anniversary card and the other crafty items are Wellington Bear papers and decoupage pack, a lovely stamp of a lighthouse from Michael Powell and some gorgeous papermania Beautiful papers and tags, they were a surprise gift from Ali H, thank you so much Ali if you are around this morning. Oh and Im still working on my sons 40th card and the wedding card from last week?
Thank you for stopping by, must dash and finish the 60th birthday card and anniversary card as I need to give it to our friend tomorrow.