Saturday 29 December 2012

Little Review of 2012


2012 has been a funny year- with it all its ups and downs- I said in January I was going to be a better blogger and ended up being worse than ever with less challenges joined into and less live posts and less visits to people  but for those of you that stuck by me and kept visiting, I thank you
Time now for a little review of 2012 before 2013 arrives
Above is one of my favourite cards for January and in line with most of my other favourites they contain Funky Hand papers and Delicious Doodles images (mostly)
January started off with vet bills galore for little Bud who was then diagnosed with Cushings
Next my February card

still busy at this point doing some overtime to pay for those vet bills

March saw me in pink phase for this one and busy finishing off doing up my livingroom

and now for April

May saw a bit of Funky Hand love

June was the start of my little Dark Book and this was my cover- still only done a few pages for this so maybe get it finished in 2013



September- must have been back in pink mode in September

October and a bit of monochrome

November- this was for a joint blog hop with Funky Hand and Tiddly Inks which I enjoyed and it's such a pretty image


The year is ending much as it began with vet bills!- Bud had to have three teeth removed and has a huge ulcer on the roof of his mouth and is a bit off his food just now- hope he gets well soon

Another highlight of the year was meeting back up with my dear old friend Lorraine that I haven't saw for....cough....cough.... years so that's been lovely getting back in touch and going to the Cult concert this year( one of the first concerts we ever went to all those years ago)

Wonder if 2013 will be as busy as this year- I hope not or the next post I might have time to do will be in 2014!!!!!
Hope you enjoyed having a little look at some of my favvies for this year and wish you all a very Happy New Year

Allison X

Friday 28 December 2012

Delicious Doodles

That's Christmas all over with for another year and now time to look forward to New Year and it's also time for a new Delicious Doodles  challenge which  is OUT WITH THE OLD so I used my new Tim Holz sentiment stamp for this and the Steampunk Sally image from Teri

Hope you can find some time to join us this week

Allison X

Thursday 20 December 2012

Charisma Cardz

The challenge this week at Charisma Cardz is SANTA CLAUS IS COMING TO TOWN- and it won't be long now until he does

Fab sponsors this week including a new sponsor Cedar Chest Designs

I used paper from Funky Hand and my Sugar Nellie Santa stamp and Tree and Gingerbread house digis from Cedar Chest Designs
Do hope you can join in with this week because it only a matter of days now until Santa does come to town- please please Santa bring me Micheal Buble tickets.........if only!

Allison X

Friday 7 December 2012

Delicious Doodles

The challenge this week at Delicious Doodles is BLUE CHRISTMAS
so anything Christmassy and blue will do
I used Funky Hand papers for my card and the fab Sully Xmas Wreath from Teri

Hope you can join in the  Blue Chrsitmas fun
Allison X

Thursday 6 December 2012

Charisma Cardz

Morning folks
Can't believe it's the 6th of December already- where has this year went to!!!!

The Charisma Cardz challenge this week is CHRISTMAS
I decided to do a Christmas card with a little twist this week.  Used papers from Debbi Moore and skull wreath from Delicious Doodles
Have a great day

Allison X

Wednesday 5 December 2012

Get Funky and Craft

Morning all
Why not pop over to Get Funky and Craft and see how I made this card and remeber that evey wekeend and Wednesday one of the DT will be posting some inspiration for you and we would love also to see what you have made using Funky Hand products

Have a great day everyone

Allison X

Friday 30 November 2012


Morning everyone!!

Thank you so much for joining in the Funky Hand and Tiddly Inks Funky Inks blog hop....we have a ton of inspiration using Anice's lovely papers and Christy's digis and we hope you leave wanting to create something spectacular. The list of all the blogs can be found HERE if you are just joining us. Just open a new window for each link (click CNTRL and the link to do this) and you can keep the main list up and navigate easily through the links.

So you should have arrived here from Asa's blog and now it's my turn to show you my card and I used  the Happy Happy Birthday papercraft CD from Funky Hand  for my papers and  Fairy Fae Dreams from Tiddly Inks

So now off you hop to    Alyce's blog     blog to see what she has to share
Have fun and good luck as you  could win £20 to spend in Funky Hand and $20 to spend on downloads in Tiddly Inks

Allison X

Friday 23 November 2012

Delicious Doodles

The challenge this week at Delicious Doodles is SOMETHING THAT FLIES and for my card I used papers by FunkyHand and the lovely Robin Redbreast image from Teri
Do hope you can join in this week with your flyings things!

Allison X

Thursday 22 November 2012

Charisma Cardz Challenge

This week the challenge at Charisma Cardz is a colour combo challenge

We have thre  fab sponsors for you this week so that means three fabby prizes
Kenny K,Sassy Design Studio and  Marker Pop
For my card I used this cute Sassy Design Studio image along with papers from Funky Hand 
Been very busy working and trying to get on with Christmas card orders and a Wedding order but hoping to be a bit of a better blogger very soon- looking forward to what you do with the colour combo 
Have a great day


Friday 9 November 2012

Delicious Doodles

This week the challenge at Delicious Doodles  is all about REMEMBERING and I used this beautiful Remembrance image from Teri and made a half circle card.

Hope you can join in with us this week

Allison X

Thursday 8 November 2012

Charisma Cardz

FEELING BLUE is this weeks challenge over at Charisma Cardz For my card I used the Debbi Moore Evergreen CD
Two fab sponsors this week- Stamp and Create and our regular- The stamping Boutique

Sorry I've been so bad at blogging lately but you will be glad to know my bedroom is finally finished and it's looking really good- run off my feet with orders and craft room still looks like a bomb site! but normal service will resume shortly.... hopefully

Allison X

Friday 26 October 2012

Delicious Doodles

Happy Friday everyone- it's time for another Delicious Doodles challenge and this week it's FRIGHT NIGHT
I used Teri's cobweb image and inked it then coloured in Halloweenie Frankie- isn't he cute
Hope you can join in this week and looking forward to seeing your Fright Night cards just in time for Halloween

 Allison X

Thursday 25 October 2012

Charisma Cardz

ANYTHING BUT SQUARE iis this weeks challenge over at Charisma Cardz
I used this shaped card blank from Craft work Crads and Tatty Ted image
We have our regular sponsor this week Digi Stamp Boutique

 do hope you join us- I'm off at the SECC Craft show today so will be all shopped out when I come home
Have a great day

Allison X

Sunday 21 October 2012

Get Funky

Happy Sunday everyone- this month's Get Funky challenge is set by the lovely Amanda and it all about Kids at Christmas, so I made a door hanger using the papercraft factory CD's and soon to be released  Santa digi to tell Santa to Stop and bring loads of pressies.

I am still busy decorating away at my bedroom but hope to be back soon- as soon as I clear everything away and can actually get in to make some cards

Hope you can join in with us this month over at Get Funky

Allison X

Friday 12 October 2012

Delicious Doodles

MONOCHROME is the theme this week at Delicious Doodles and I used this wonderful new image from Teri Snow Cuddles- think she might just be on all my Christmas cards this year- paper by Funky Hand.
Pop over and see all the fab moncochrome inspiration from the DT this week and I do hope you can join us
Have a great day

Allison X

Thursday 11 October 2012

Charisma Cardz

the challenge at Charisma cardz   this week is a sketch so why not pop over and see the sketch and join in the fun this week.
I used this cute image from  our sponsor the Stamping Boutique and this week we are also sponsored by a fab new sponsor Redunkulous.  Papers are by Funky Hand and used my little ghostie punch for subtle border.

Hope your week has been good- I am still busy preparing the bedroom to be decorated and have been clearing out cupboards, wardrobes etc so still busy busy with lots to do.
Have a great day

Allison X

Friday 28 September 2012

Delicious Doodles

This week the challenge at    Delicious Doodles  is all about Autumn and Autumn colours and I made my card using the beautiful Thorne image from Teri and paper from Funky Hand
Autumn is my favourite season- the colours are sooo rich and vibrant at this time of year and I just love all those earthy tones
Hope you can join in with this us this week

Allison X

Thursday 27 September 2012

Charisma Cardz

Its SOMETHING FOR THE GUYS at the Charisma Challenge this week
I made a very simple card for this one this week, using a dark base card and adding a  Hunky Dory male image and some alphabet tiles to say Husband.
Hope you can join in this week as we have some super prizes again.
Now I could be missing in action for a while as I am distressing an old pine wardrobe- no idea if it will work out but giving it a go anyway but it is taking more coats of paint than I imagined and of course that means the whole upstairs is a bit of a riot and I can't find a thing... not looking good for when I actaully go to paint the bedroom is it?
Have a lovely Thursday folks

Allison X

Tuesday 25 September 2012

Get Funky

This month over at  Get Funky it's all about WORDBOOKS, any kind of wordbook will do just so long as it contains a Funky Hand product somewhere in it
I made mine using acetate and attached the letter to it.
You have until the 14th of October to join in with us

Allison X

Friday 14 September 2012

Delicious Doodles

Well that was such a quick summer break and here we are back with another Delicious Doodles challenge which this week is Harvest Moon.
We are back and revamped with loads of new DT members who are split into two teams and that means there will be a new challenge every week instead of fortnightly.
For my card I used this wonderful new image Luna La Lupa(wolf-moon) and created the background using distress ink and a leaf stencil
I hope you can join in this week and I look forward to visiting to see what you came up with

Allison X

Thursday 13 September 2012

Charisma Cardz

SHAPED CARDS is the theme this week at the Charisma Challenge
Shaped card blank from Craft Work Cards, paper by Hunky Dory and image from Lily of The valley
Again we have wonderful sponsors for this weeks challenge so I hope you can join in
Allison X

Tuesday 11 September 2012

HDH- Macabre Monday

I've been such a terrible blogger of late so tonight I decided it was time to actually make something for a challenge- another page for my ongoing book.  The challenge at Macabre Monday is all about pumpkin inspiration this week so what better idea for a page than using my favourite pumpkin man Jack Skellington. I created the background paper and added a couple of piccies of the lovely Jack and of course some pumpkins.
Nightmare Before Christmas is one of my favvy films so I am quite glad I did a little page in honour of it.
Hopefully it won;t be so long until I'm back with some more makes.
Allison X

Thursday 30 August 2012

Charisma Cardz

This week the challenge at  Charisma Cardz is just to use paper and the image- no emellies to be used at al.

Used the Debbi Moore Evergreen CD and printed off this image and sentiment- added it to card blank and then trimmed round the image shape to create a shaped card.

Hope you can join in this week and again we have fab sponsors for this challenge.
Allison X

Monday 27 August 2012

Get Funky

Morning folks- the Get Funky challenge this month is Anything FunkyHand Goes I used the Twelve Crafters Crafting CD for my mini card and gift card holder.
You still have until the 14th of September to join in with us so pop over and grab the freebie Anice is giving you to help you join in this month
Have a lovely day

Allison X

Sunday 26 August 2012

Another Two Challenges

 Gift bag overload for the Allsorts It's a  Gift challenge this week and the next two cards are for another challenge I've not took part in for a while- Polka Doodles- stitching. Faux stitching round the papers on both cards

Was trying to tidy up the craft room  a bit and found lots of things that I've either printed off or shoved in a corner so have decided before I print off another thing I must use up some of the stuff already there- which is what I did for these projects... oh well off to get a bath and hair now ready for work tomorrow........
Allison X

Kenny K

Afternoon folks- so far today it has managed not to rain but I'm not holding my breath just in case
 Having a little crafty afternoon and what better way to start than with the Anything Goes challenge at Kenny K
Seems that long since I actually did a square easel card- been too busy playing with other shapes to realise how nice the square ones actually are
Have a lovely Sunday
Allison X

Thursday 23 August 2012

Picture Overload

The  challenge at Smudgy Antics this week is all about the rhyme Itsy Bitsy Spider so i did another page for my book using this wonderful new image from Teri at Delicious Doodles and added the words to the rhyme

It's a Bingo challenge this fortnight at The Game and I chose the diagonal line from bottom left to top right  which was to use a dig image, paint, open space and twine- I dug out my waterpaints for this one   

The challenge this week at HDH- Macabre Monday
is  called Who You Callin' a Succubis- pop over to the site to get the meaning for this one- I used Allura by Teri from Delicious Doodles to make an ATC for this challenge

...and now for the piccy overload- some holiday snaps and I apologise for being such a bad blogger of late just been sooo busy and then of course it came to holiday time so here's the mutleys on their hols to Portpatrick

Bud on his holidays

Misty on her holidays

Port Logan

as you can see Bud sneaked into the bottom of that photo
Allison X