Tuesday, 1 November 2011

Novembers DT card for Bling it on

hi all

well its time again for a new bling it on challenge

thanks for all your fabulous entries for our last challenge they all blew us away.

Our winner is...... No. 71 - Maria

the top 3 are
1..... No. 51 - Sara
2.... No. 63 - Laurie
3.... No. 13 - Coops

Right then onto this months challenge, we have a sketch
for you with a twist, you have the added option of adding
a butterfly somewhere..

we are sponsored by the fab Meljen designs

Saturday, 1 October 2011

Challenge 8 for Bling it On

Well its time again for our new challenge over at bling it on

Last months challenge was not very popular, hopefully you'll all join us for this months challenge.

But before I tell you about that we need a winner and thats

LYDIA....congratulations Lydia contact us for details of your prize

Top 3

No 4....Lydia

No 5....Michele C

No 6....Dee

This months challenge is........

NO PATTERNED PAPERS (this includes making your own!)

We are sponsored by the fabulous

This month and they are offering the winner

£10 to spend in store.........


Wednesday, 7 September 2011

hooked on crafts

spring has sprung over at the hooked on crafts challenge blog. and this is my entry

secret saturday challenge entry

this month over at the secret crafter saturday blog challenge the thme is autumn. this is my entry. i made it for my husbands birthday.

Friday, 2 September 2011

Proud owner of a new nephew

My brothers girlfriend gave birth to their first child today, a little boy called Lennon, weighing 7.14. a big congrats to you both. He actually came on the date they were given, very unusual. Welcome Lennon looking forward to meeting you later. Jackie hope you recover soon, Benny i now you are gonna love being a dad. Picture to follow soon. For now here is a pic of the card i made for them.

Thursday, 1 September 2011

Septembers Bling It on Challenge

This month it was my turn to choose the bling it on challenge and i chose WEAVING.

So this month we want to see some weaving on your project. here are my two cards to give you some inspiration.

This month we have 2 lovely sponsors..... Firstly The Cutting Cafe

Regina is offering 3 sets of the winners choice as a prize.

Our second sponsor is our regular sponsor Meljen Designs,

who are offering 4 digis of the winners choice.

Wednesday, 24 August 2011

Somerset here we come

well my hubs has finally been given a job and its in the location we want to . somerset. he is due to start at the beginning of october so it means for the first few months he will have to commute. i am so excited by this. we have waited for ages to move down to somerset and now it seems to be moving so quickly. we hope to all be together down there in january

Monday, 1 August 2011

Well i never

I have been bursting for a while now to tell you that I have been chosen to join the Bling it on design team, i am sooo excited. This months challenge (challenge 6) is now on the blog so get your thinking caps on and join in.

This months challenge is being sponsored by the fabulous
Lili of the Valley.. more info on the Bling it on challenge blog about that.

This months challenge was chosen by Sue and it is A, B, C
so we want something on your cards or projects beginning with A,B & C....

Here is my take on the challenge

A is for acetate or apperture
B is for Baby(card) blue or beads (in shaker bit)
C is for Circle or car (on backing paper)

then i could see that i also had a D,E,F,G so i decided i would name those too:
D is for die cut
E is for elephant or easel
F is for frame and finally
G is for glitter (in shaker bit)

Nip on over to the Bling it on challenge blog for more inspiration from the DT and to enter the challenge.

Saturday, 30 July 2011

Hartford Craft Club

will be on tomorrow at hartford community centre in urmston. cost £2.50 free tea and coffee. starts at 12pm and finishes at 4pm. bring your own kit. hope to see you there if you can make it and live in the manchester area. the club will run on the last sunday of each month with the exception of August.


Saturday, 2 July 2011

July Bling it on challenge

the challenge this month over at bling it on is anything goes so i decided to do something completely new this time and combine it with a little gift for my daughter. not sure i am completely happy with it but my daughter loves it. hope you like

i would also like to enter it into

secret saturday challenge which this week is here comes summer

Tuesday, 28 June 2011

Bling it on challenge

this is my entry for the Bling it on challenge, this months challenge is embossed.

hope you like it

i would also like to enter this into the

hooked on crafts challenge which is flowers
cards cupid blog challenge which is boys
creations by Gill M which is the colour blue
delicious doodles which is cute and cuddly
sew many cards which is dry embossing
Secret crafter saturday challenge which is also embossing

Monday, 20 June 2011

Well it is that time of year again for me. i have a couple of shows coming up over the next couple of months where i exhibit my jewellery. i have done alright in the past but every year i get nervous. i have a few new things this year my main one being grunge board bracelets. i love them i think they look fab and they are relatively easy to make. i suppose i will just have to see how they go.

Wednesday, 15 June 2011

Fathers Day Cards

some of my fathers day cards

i generally have a hard time making mans cards but as fathers day is approaching i find myself churning them out quite easily. i have quite a few fathers day cards to make. i make my husbands from the kids, my dads, my step dads, my dads from the kids, my step dads from the kids and my husbands step dad from the kids.

Sunday, 12 June 2011

June Craft meet

had a great meet today with the crafty devils in warrington. made quite a few cards and a bracelet too . good job really as i have so many birthdays and fathers day coming up that i needed to get busy, and at the moment when i am at home i just dont seem to have the time there is always something else to do thats more important.

thanks to all you ladies for a great meet. see you next month. and a special thanks to patsy for the lift again

Saturday, 11 June 2011

wow wow wow

have just got back from the take that concerts of city of manchester stadium. what a fantastic night. the pet shop boys were ok though i bet thats the biggest crowd they have played to but take that were amazing. i thoguht it was a bit to much robbie orientated but then again he is a brilliant show man. if you get the chance go and see them, they are definatly worth the money.

Friday, 10 June 2011


i have got my son to sit and have his face painted. i have asked him a few times if he wanted his face painted and he has always said "no thanks" well he is going to a fancy dress party tonight and we cant find his power ranger mask so i asked him again and he said "oh alright then". i wished i hadnt offered now he doesnt know what keep still means and fidgeted the whole way through. i think he looked good though considering.

i know its not really a power ranger mask but i thought this way i could still see his gorgeous face. the cheeky money even said "yeah i s'pose its not that bad"

Monday, 14 March 2011

new card for my husbands mum for mothersday and it is also my entry for the secret crafters saturday challenge which this week is basically flowers for mum. i love this image my new fav i think it is from the paper shelter and the stampmans challenge which is mothers day floral

Friday, 4 March 2011

this is my entry for the challenge over at creative inspirations

i would also like to enter it into the challenge over at shellys images this is my first time entering this one as i have only just found the blog as i am quite new to this blog hopping business, but the blog looks great and the challenge is layers, layers and more layers

Tuesday, 1 March 2011

My guest design card

for the bling it on challenge blog using Kenny K's all that image

i feel honoured to be asked to guest as a dt member for their opening challenge and working with the all that image was so much fun.

Bling it on goes live

HOORAY it is finally here the bling it on chalenge blog is up and running.

As this is the launch challenge there are 4 prizes up for grabs which have been kindly donated by their fantastic sponsers the prizes are :

1st prize (1) - 3 digis donated by Kenny K
1st prize (2) - £10 gift voucher donated by LOTV
2nd prize - 2 digis donated by Kenny K
3rd prize - 1 digi donated by Kenny K

The first challenge is - anything goes with the added extra of a charm

So hop on over and enter the challenge you never know one of these fantastic prizes could soon be yours.

Sunday, 20 February 2011

Birthday card using the twisted double easle card, a technique i learnt whilst on the prestatyn craft retreat earlier this month from sally ann. not sure where that papers came from but the images are from LOTV and i simply adore them

Saturday, 19 February 2011

guest designer

i was informed last night by the new challenge blog bling it on that i have made their guest dt member for this month .yahoo. now i just have to find time to make the card before their first challenge on the 1st march.

dont forget to go on over and have a look the first months challenge is gonna be fab

Thursday, 17 February 2011

more retreat cards

double trifold shutter card for my nephews birthday

double twisted easel card demonstrated by sally anne. there was a further challenge which was to put no more than 6 items on it

Monday, 14 February 2011

favourite retreat cards

my favourite demo and cards of the weekend had to be shells book card. they were stunning and easyish to make. shell had done 3 stuning samples to show to us and her demo was quite easy to follow.

i like to make big cards so it took me a while to suss out the dimensions before i could start but wen i did suss them i got the card assembled very quick.

shell also gave me a one to one demonstraton about adding flowers to a card and she also let me have onle of the big flowers in fact i think it was her last one (any excuse to visit wild orchid crafts hey shell)

i loved the results and i am sure you will too

north west craft retreat

i must say a very big thank thank you to everybody at the craft retreat in prestatyn this weekend i had an absolute blast and a lovely break away from my normal home life. so patsy, shell, sara, angie, sharon, carla, sally anne, alison, margrit, sandra, jen, jules, gail, sue and donna thanks very much. patsy i cant wait for next years thanks very much for arranging it. thanks to gail for giving me a lift and thanks to shell for the £50 i spent at abakhans on the way home thanks to your help with the flowers( cant wait to get playing)

everybody had a great time, the demo's and challenges were great and we got to have lots of fun and chats.

below are a couple of photos from the retreat showing the creative mess that we made when we were crafting.

Friday, 11 February 2011

a sneak preveiw of the card i will be demoing at this weeks craft retreat in prestatyn. hopefully all have left by now so wont get to see it in advance. see you soon ladies cant wait to get there.