Sunday 29 December 2013

2013 Review

Thought it was time for a little review of 2013- funny year with highs and lows
Didn't get off to a good start when I lost my little soul mate Bud in January but then quite quickly I got a couple of promotions at work, highlight of the year had to be going to London to see the great Mr Buble and then off to Portpatrick in September with Misty and despite the wet weather we had a lovely time, my sister lost her dog in November and now my Dad has been told he needs a hip replacement.
Seems for every little high this year there was little low
Wonder what 2014 will bring......
Anyway wanted to share my favourite cards of the year starting with












Just a wee selection of some of favourites from 2013
Hope you have a wonderful New Year and here's hoping 2014 is a good year
Allison X

Saturday 28 December 2013

Now That's Funky

Thought I would dig out an old favourite ,  Now That's Funky, for my make over at Get Funky and Craft but am now thinking maybe I should add some flourishes
Hope Santa was good to you and you have now recovered from all that eating and drinking, I got lots of nice things and some money which I spent in the Next sale
I will be back in the next day or two with my favvy 2013 makes to review the year

Allison X

Thursday 19 December 2013

Delicious Doodles

Over at Delicious Doodles  the challenge for this week is White Christmas
I used the beautiful A Robins Christmas from Teri, coloured it using pro markers and added a snow acetate wrap round the card, it's such a pretty image and is ideal for Christmas makes.
Not long now til the big day- hope you are all organised- I'm having a wee day off today and hoping to get in my corners and get them cleaned and bed changed etc so the house is nice and shiny for Santa to visit and maybe even tidy up my craft room too. If I can get that all done between today and tomorrow I might have a little relaxing Sunday and watch some corny movies and chill out.
We had Secret Santa at work on Wednesday and I got a Michael Buble calendar , so thank you Secret Santa, I will drool over that for all of 2104...............and remember if you have tickets for his Glasgow show and don't want/need them then I get to buy them and that goes for Beyonce too- half an hour I span about in cyber space before they decided to tell me the show was sold out.... raging beyond belief...Ticketmaster obviously doesn't like me and doesn't want me to go to any gigs next year...note to self-start liking unpopular singers so you can actually get tickets to go see them !
Have a great weekend

Allison X

Charisma Cardz

This week it's an Anything Goes challenge over at Charisma Cardz 
I found this paper in my stash and used the beautiful image from Teri at Delicious Doodles
Hope you can join in with us this week to be in with a chance to win some super goodies
Are you all organised for Christmas? I think I am now, but if I've forgot anything then it will just have to remain forgotten.
Have a great day

Allison X

Friday 6 December 2013

Delicious Doodles

Christmas/New Year is the theme for this weeks Delicious Doodles  challenge
I used this wonderful new image from Teri for my card and teamed it up with this lovely holly paper from Funky Hand
The weather here is horrendous- yesterday we had 80mile per hour winds and lashing rain then snow- the wind caught under my car on the way to work and ripped something off so it's away to the garage today to be made all better
Snow is forecast for today and it's not surprising as it's our works Christmas do and it always snows for that
Have a great weekend whatever you are up to

Allison X

Thursday 5 December 2013

Charisma Cardz - All Distressed

Morning folks,All Distressed is the challenge for this week at Charisma Cardz.  I used distress ink and distressed the edges of my paper for this challenge and this cute Time for Tea image, one of our fabby sponsors for this week.
Hope you can join in this week.
Hows the Christmas card making going? I'm kind of up to my eyes in it at the moment and haven't even started on my own ones yet- must start earlier next year.....

Allison X

Saturday 23 November 2013

New Release from Funky Hand

There's another set of fab releases over at Funky Hand this weekend.  Three new monster digis and Hairy and Scary Papers which are so funky with lovely greens, oranges, yellows and purples and the digi stamps are so fun and great to colour.
Hope you are having a great weekend- I'm looking forward to being snuggled on the couch tonight in my jammies watching X Factor and I'm a Celebrity then off to bed as I'm working tomorrow but looking forward to a couple of days off during the week.
Allison X

Get Funky and Craft

It's my turn to share over at the Get Funky and Craft blog.

I used the fabulous Happy Happy Birthday Cd for the papers and stamped a sentiment in the centre
Why don't you pop over to the blog  for a nose about- there's new posts every Wednesday and weekend to inspire you
Have a great Saturday
Allison X

Friday 22 November 2013

Delicious Doodles - No DP

No Designer paper is the challenge this week at Delicious Doodles
I used a stamp to do my background and then just plain black card, some black and white snowflakes and this gorgeous wintery image Katarina from Teri.
Certainly cold now - hoping the snow keeps away for a while yet and doesn't end up as bad as the forecasters are predicting as I hate having to drive in it.
Hows the Christmas shopping going ? I've got quite a lot of mine done just three to get and a few bits  and pieces and have been getting on with my Christmas cards too- which is not like me, it usually takes me ages to get into the Christmas mode and am usually just getting there and then it's all over and done with.
Feel as if I must be forgetting something massive as I'm not usually this organised!!!!

Allison X

Tuesday 19 November 2013


I was asked if I would review Thermomorph and I said yes and was duly sent a big mahoosive tub , it will last for ever and ever.

The tub is full of tiny little pellets that you soak in hot water then they become pliable - you don't get awfully long before it starts to set but the great thing is if you mess it up or it starts to harden then just plop it back in the hot water.

I think it would be ideal if you had any silicone moulds to put it into as when it sets it is solid and will be great for making long lasting 3D embellishments, I have lots of plans in my head- keyrings, fridge magnets etc- just need the time to actually have a good play with it.

You can paint it when solid or use dies and you could probably add glitter too.

So what did I make?

Well after a good few tries I made a flower embellishment and used some cream paint to colour it- at least now I have an idea how to make them so the next one should be better and I will have more time to paint it too.

Would say it well worth the cost of £19.95 per tub as it will last for a very long time and will be ideal to make more flowers to decorate boxes etc  and could even add a loop at the bottom of the flower for ribbon to thread through to wrap round a present- note to self...make some Christmas flowers oooh or even snowflakes for all my pressies.......

Allison X

Friday 15 November 2013

Funky Little Christmas

Time to play with another forgotten Funky over at Get Funky, this time it's Funky Little Christmas so I made this little holder and matching card- ideal for a gift voucher or similar- why don't you pop over to Get Funky and see all the other lovely creations from the gang and I bet you will just rush over and buy the download after seeing all the lovely makes with this funky papers.

Allison X

Thursday 14 November 2013

Charisma Cardz- Vintage

This week at Charisma Cardz the theme is VINTAGE, so I embossed a little holder with a lovely butterfly embossing then added this cute image from our sponsor this week Stamp Fairy, added some ribbon and a flower and cutesy sentiment.
What a bit of a disaster I had with because I couldn't find what I had done a while back for this one so had to quickly make something as I was running late  so am sorry that this is a rushed job this week from me.
The the batteries in the camera ran out and the ones I had never worked- though I did manage to take this photo before it died again- that's what i get for trying cheap batteries.... off to the shops then for some duracell!

Allison X

Saturday 9 November 2013

New Releases from Funky Hand

 This weekend sees some brand new releases over at Funky Hand.  First you have some wonderful little Princess papers then a whole new range of Georgie Digi stamps.
All the above are made using the new download along with the digis, first there is Georgie Party, then Georgie Where Is It and and then Georgie Angel.
The papers work so well with the images as there are cupcakes, crowns and lovely pink papers for you to use either with the stamps or without.
You could also get 15% off all downloads until Tuesday by using the code  DT9NOV (all capitals) just add it at the checkout for the discount
What a bargain so happy shopping
Keep tuned because there be another range of fabby downloads coming soon too

Allison X

Friday 8 November 2013

Delicious Doodles- Remembrance

Remembrance/Thinking of You is this weeks challenge at Delicious Doodles
I used the lovely Remembrance image and  coloured using pro markers teamed it up with K & Co papers
Hope you can join in with us this week
Still can't find a thing in my shiny new craft room, it's like looking for a needle in a haystack every time I go to make something and I think I will wear the doors out with all this constant opening and shutting I have to do to find anything, but I did find Christmas stuff so best crack on with that then, it will be here we know it.

Allison X

Thursday 31 October 2013

Charisma Cardz- Anything But A Card

Anything But A Card is this weeks Charisma Cardz challenge so I made an ATC
Been a while since I've done an ATC so had fun collaging paper for the base then adding a cute flutterby and sentiment
Fab sponsors this week- Delicious Doodles, Freckled Fawn and Digi Stamp Boutique
Hope you can join in with us this week
Bit of a change in the weather- cold and wet here in Scotland and only just realised there's only two pays until Christmas...............eek...............better get a move on with the Christmas card orders

Allison X

Friday 25 October 2013

Delicious Doodles - Halloween

The challenge at Delicious Doodles this week is surprise surprise HALLOWEEN
I used the wonderful  Horrorscope Aquarius image and best witches sentiment and the skull and crossbone paper all from Teri
Do you have anything spooky organised to do at Halloween? First year for a wee while I've not got anything organised but then I'm planning a biggie for two years time...... will update when it's all organised....mwuhaha
Hope you can join in as I love to look at Halloween cards

Allison X

Monday 21 October 2013

31 Days of Halloween

and welcome to Day 21 of the
31 Days of Hallowe'en Event,
organised by the girls
at Smeared Ink

If you pop over to the 

Delicious Doodles Blog
you will get instruction on how to join in and be in with a chance to win this super Dragon Dreams image

Allison X

Friday 18 October 2013

Get Funky

Over at Funky Hand  we thought we would have a bit of a 'Forgotten Funkies' showcase!!! and each month the design team will be  blog showing off some new makes with our older downloads. 

Today's showcase is centered all around the stunning Shabby Saturday download. It is full of gorgeous soft pinks and limes and really just quite delicious!!!

Shabby Saturday
Here's my cards using the fab download
I made a card then a dinkier card then an even dinkier one

 Pop over to Get Funky and Craft to see all the other makes
Allison X

Thursday 17 October 2013

Charisma Cardz - Food/Greed

Food/Greed is this weeks theme at Charisma Cardz this week so we want you to think about food for your cards and what better way to be greedy than with an over sized cupcake by Bugaboo yum and a bit of Funky Hand paper.

We have a great new sponsor this week Dr Digi's House of Stamps and our regular sponsors Sassy Studios and All That Scraps
Hope you can join us this week

Allison X

Sunday 13 October 2013

31 Days of Halloween

and welcome to Day 13 of the
31 Days of Hallowe'en Event,
organised by the girls
at Smeared Ink

If you pop over to

Delicious Doodles Blog
you will get instructions on how to join in and be in with a chance of winning some cool stuff

Allison X

Friday 11 October 2013

Delicious Doodles-Autumn

Autumn /Golden Brown is the theme for this week Delicious Doodles-  challenge
I used the delightful Rowena image and papers that I had lying about for my card

Hoping you can join in with the fun this week and autumn is truly here now- leaves falling off the trees, much colder at night and I have the obligatory autumn cold so feeling very yukky- hope it goes away for the rest of the weekend
See you over at Delicious Doodles

Allison X

Tuesday 8 October 2013

Shiny New Craft Room

My craft room has been bugging me for a while- it actually was like an explosion had happened in a paper factory, everything everywhere and so so messy.  On the plus side I did know where everything was despite all the mess.

Well I decided it was time to change so after a hunt about I picked some units from Ikea- two large and one small and a table that fits onto the unit.

After a few days building, moving, throwing out and generally making myself  sore and bringing back the tendonitis in my hand and the tennis elbow I am now nearly finished- just a few more doors to go- but they are proving harder than the units to build as there are no ready made holes for door option- maybe I should have went for baskets!!!
So here's the mess before

and here's my new shiny craft room- a few more doors have been added on since- will have some open spaces and some doors

the bit of mess at the side of the desk has still to be cleared as there's a small set of drawers coming this week
Looking good now but can't find a bloody thing!!!!
Allison X