Thursday 30 September 2010

Charisma Cardz

Thursday again and that means time for another Charisma Cardz challenge and this week the theme is
Christmas Crafting

This week we are sponsored by the fabulous Digistamp Boutique and the image I used is from here. I just love the snowfalke cuttlebug die and think it is on just about every Christmas cards I've made so far

Looking forward to seeing what you create this week and have a lovely ThursdayAllisonX

Monday 27 September 2010

Craftalicious and Totally Gorjuss

The theme this week at Craftalicious is Harvest Festival/Autumn and what better than a pumpkin to fit this challenge- the image is from Teri at Delicious Doodles- you can tell i went on a shopping spree- all images used in this post are from Delicious Doodles
The next card also fits this theme

The challenge at Totally Gorjuss this week is Christmas and isn't this little fella just the cutest- the papres are by Funky Hand and the image Delicious Doodles

This card also fits the Christmas theme and the papers on this one are K& Co

Enjoying the Bank Holiday today before its time to go back to work tomorrow- not looking forward to that
Weather has turned a bit chilly and I want to put the heating on but refuse to until October- not long to wait for that now
Have a lovely day

Sunday 26 September 2010

Forever Friends

This is the sketch this week at Forever Friends and I am just sneaking in at the last minute with my entry and I am still in Christmas mode

The papers I used are from the Daisy and Dandelion A Winter's Tale pack
Another day off tomorrow as it's a bank holiday weekend here so looking forward to that and might even get some crafting done
Have a lovely Sunday

Thursday 23 September 2010

Simon Says Stamp and Show

Over at Simon Says Stamp and show the challenge this week is Show Us Your Grunge
I had a few ideas in my head but went to craft class today and we were playing with the ultra thick embossing powder and i just fell in love with it- I knew there was something missing from my crafting life and this is it
made a collage and then using the embossing powder about four times on it and what a sheen from it- then used the red powder on the swirl and then stamped in gold before it cooled down and I was super impressed with the results so I came home with a tub of the clear and the bronze so be prepared to be to see at lot more of this in the future
Have a few order to do so going to play tomorrow with it- guess what I'll be dreaming about tonight!

Wednesday 22 September 2010

Penny Black Challenge

This is the sketch at Penny Black this week and for some reason I have went into Christmas overdrive having stamped and coloured and mounted a whole load of Chrismtas images so I thought I should them up

The papers I have used are Funky Hand and the image is of course Penny Black
Bit of a wet miserable day here but that suits me being wholed up in the back room crafting- but thanks goodness I cut the grass yesterday cause it certainly wouldn't be getting done today
Bud is now in here moaning- seems to want his dinner earlier and earlier these days so I suppose I better go and feed them or her will just stare and cry until I do... laters


Tuesday 21 September 2010


The challenge this week at Pollycrafts is cute and cuddly so I used Bridget Thanks image for my card
Can't remember where the papers came from had them that long- found them in the museum but think they might be Anna Griffen
Managed to get the grass cut today in between the showers so that was a good job done leaving me plenty of crafting time for tomorrow and got the rest of my holiday washing done and the car hoovered out- it's amazing how sand gets everywhere
Off now to get some DT work done and then that should just leave a couple of cards for tomorrow that I have to do for people at work

Monday 20 September 2010

Two Occasions

Anice at Funky Hand has just released a Christmas wordbook with funky little alphabets too which co ordinates with the All I Want for Christmas download and this is a quick word book I made up

The next card is for the Haunted Desing House Macabre Monday challenge which this week is Horrific Haunts, don't know if you can see too well from the photos but the house is suspended with a bit of acetate

So that's a card made for Christmas and Halloween only about a thousand more to go!!!

Sunday 19 September 2010

On Holiday

Good afternoon- been missing in action for a week- away my hols, so thought I would share some of the snaps with you
It was a lodge between Sandhead and Portpatrick in the Rhins of Galloway
The first snap is of Portpatrick

The next one if Mull of Galloway, which is the southerly most point of Scotland and it was very windy and wild with cows and bulls passing infront of you in the car and it had a lovely tea room

This is Misty on the beach at Sandhead

Misty on the sand at Portpatrick and she was not responsible for the can of coke beside her

This is Bud at Port Logan , this is where the programme Two Thousand Acres of Skye was filmed- never watched it though

Another view of Portpatrick

Misty again at Portpatrick

Bud having a well earned rest with his head on the table- must be hoping for something to eat

Have made a bit of a mess in my craft room trying to tidy up so could be at it for a while but hopefully back tomorrow with some makes
Have a great Sunday

Friday 10 September 2010

Delicious Doodles

Teri atDelicious Doodles is having a DT call- if you've never looked at her gorgeous Digis then i suggest you pop over there and have a good drool at the lovely images
She has asked some of your favourite cards and these are some of my favourite makes of late and a couple of oldies in there too

That was like a trip down memory lane!
Have a great weekend

Haunted Design House

The Macabre Monday challenge at Haunted Design House this week is ELegantly Evil
so what better than to get an elegant stamp out and make it more sinister by adding a skull dress
The papers I have used are by Funky Hand and the sentiment from Craft Work cards
Have a great Friday

Thursday 9 September 2010

Charisma Cardz

Another Thursday and that means another Charisma Cardz challenge
This week the theme is TRY SOMETHING DIFFERENT
Now that can be a technique, style or anything you haven't tried before
I have never tried Black on Black, white on white I love so I thought i would try black with black for a change and what better image for a black card than this one from Delicious Doodles- quite gothic looking isn't it
Hope you can join in this week again and look forward to visiting


Saturday 4 September 2010

All I Want For Christmas

Anice at Funky Hand has done it again- another wonderful download for you called All I Want For Christmas. It has beautiful Christmassy papers and some digi images- all you need to create you Christmas cards
Pop over to and grab your Christmas bargain to get you started with all your Christmas projects


Friday 3 September 2010

Simon Says Stamp and Show

the Simon Says Stamp and Show challenge this week is LAYERS and for this I created a layered heart out of corrugated card board and painted it using dabbers then stamped on to it, added the ribbon with a flower, inked the labels and attached the large flower to more card that I used crackle paint on and stamped onto as well
The next photos is mum and me today going to my 25 year service lunch with the Council- had a nice lunch, got given a watch and they gave me the day off for it- what more can a gal ask for- as you notice I am wearing vintage Next- the shirt has only been only twice but is a couple of years old as is the skirt but first time on for it- it cost £1 in the Next sale two year ago!Wish I could smile better in a photo I always look like a crazy person in photos

Have a lovely weekend


Thursday 2 September 2010

Charisma Cardz

Thursday again and that means time for another Charisma Cardz challenge and this week we want to see cards inspired by a song
I chose Let It Snow- yes a bit corny but have to make a start on the Christmas cards somehow
This week we are sponsored by both Simon Says Stamps and Pink Cat Studios and the image I have used on my card is by Pink cat Studios- isn't she cute
Looking forward to seeing what you create this week

Wednesday 1 September 2010

Haunted Design House

OOOOH I'm excited for two reasons whilst hopping about I came across this wonderful image from Terri at Delicious Doodles cause I have a thing about skulls i just had to have it and then I came across Haunted Design House (http// )- where its Halloween all year anyone that knows me knows I love Halloween and one of my favvy films is Tim Burtons The Nightmare Before Christmas(I even have a Jack Skellington dressing gown).... I know... sad person or what!
So the challenge this week at Haunted Design house is Creepy Cute so I thought my card fitted the bill

I even decoupaged her and incase you can't see her belly button is a skull too
Have a lovely rest of the evening and back tomorrow with another Charisma challenge


Get Funky

wow the first of the month again- how quick are they flying by!! but you know that means time for another get funky challenge

This month it's set by the lovely Kathy who has chose FLOWERS WITH DIMENSION

so Im afraid floral paper or flat flowers just wont do it has to be flowers with a bit more dimension

I used papers from the Colour Me Happy CD to create my flower using the tattered florals die and quick kutz swirl die

I love flowers on cards so cant wait to see what you all create- just remember the one simple rule of using at least one Funky Hand product on your creation to be in with the chance to win the wonderful £20 voucher for Funky Hand