Tuesday, 16 December 2014

Happy birthday Kathy!

Hi friends!
Things have been a bit fraught here with family stuff, so this card,
(that needs to go to America), 
is going to get there until around about Easter the rate I'm going!!!

LOVE this stamp set. It's so ME!!! 
It's from Peachy Keen and it's PKSC-25
(LOVE the chef in this set. He's SO French looking)!
I coloured everything with Copics 'coz I love 'em.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY KATHY!!! LOVE YOU LOADS!!!

Thanks for stopping by. I always appreciate your visits.

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Wednesday, 10 December 2014

Merry Christmas

Hello friends.
Getting ready for Christmas with a vengeance now!
But first, I have two birthdays coming up tomorrow.
Alfie, my grandson and mine, both on the same day! 
It's amazing all the 11s and 12s in my family.
My brother's birthday is 11th September. My dad's was 12th September.
Mine is the 11th December and my mum's was 12th December!
My M-i-L's birthday was also the 11th December, then there's my grandson Alfie!
How about THAT! 
Oh!! to top it off, we live at No. 11. Hee Hee.

Well, I just have time to upload this card before I set to 
making a sponge cake and some cupcakes for tomorrow. Yum!

This lovely snowman is from my beloved PC Hug Club collection.
I've just given the image a smattering of Wink of Stella hither and yon.
The sentiment is from SU's Season of Joy.
The DP paper is from my stash. Blowed if I can remember who's it is.
(It could be Stampin' Up's as well). 

Well, I'd better get baking!

Back soon my freinds! 
Thanks for stopping by!
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Friday, 5 December 2014

Winter sprite

Hi friends!
I have a mystery for you to try and solve today.
I have had this amazing sprite/elf/ fairy image for EVER in my digi stamp collection.
I cannot find any reference to where it originated.
Does anyone recognise it?
I want to give credit it but can't find it anywhere on the net.
I have Google imaged it, but it was like a sewing pattern.

Here's a card I made with my amazing little sprite in the hopes that you help me solve the mystery.

It's qite dark, as the lighting is bad this morning.
The sprite is already coloured, so I coordinated him/her, with papers I got in Derby while visiting Byrkley Park garden centre's craft shop with my amazing friends, last Sunday.
It's from the Papermania capsule collection, Parisienne Blue.
I sponged the Nestie circle with TH distress ink, 'Weathered wood'.
It matched beautifully!
The ornate frame is Joy crafts 'Square Frame' die.
Holly is from a Marianne die and I added a few tiny red pompoms.to mirror the ones in the picture.
Lastly, I painted Wink of Stella onto the wings and pompoms on my sprite.

I sincerely hope I'm not encroaching on someone's copyright.
Please help me solve the mystery!
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Thursday, 4 December 2014

Happy birthday Grandson

Coo, it's been a busy time here.
No idea what with, the time has just gone! LOL

Anyway, here's the birthday card I made for one of my grandsons.
He was 9 on 29th October and LOVES Manchester United.


Image is a digi from Cuddly Buddly.
Cloud paper is from Pink Petticoat
The sentiment is from the same Cuddly Buddly set as the footballer.
I computer printed the word 'Oscar' onto the grass paper 
and the '9' on his shirt was done with the program, 'Paint'.
I attached a football topper with a glue dot over the printed football just for a bit of dimension.
The footballs background paper and the grass paper is from Panda Bear and is called D113.
 (I think they are discontinued).

Well, I hope to get back to making more Christmas cards now things have slowed down.
Watch this space and thanks for your very welcome visit!


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Monday, 24 November 2014

A chalkboard, a wreath and a deer.

As promised earlier, here are a couple more Christmas cards.

 These two were made with chalkboard freebies from The Cottage Market.
 The Card was printed with a berry pattern from Pink Petticoat.

 Kraft cardstock matted a with a gorgeous wreath design I printed and fussy cut.
(My Silhouette has got the heeby jeebies)., 
NOT coloured by me! It's from my beloved now de-funked PC Hug Club.
The sentiment is a stamp by  Hampton Arts.


LOVE this one.
Background and hills shaded with distress inks.
Tree, bird house and deer stamped and die cut with Waltzing Mouse stamp and die set, 
Little Deer and the Noel with 'Tis The Season'.
The deer and the tree was coloured with Copics.
The trees in the background are from SU's  'Lovely as a Tree'.

Got loads more in my head, but need to get busy and make 'em!
Thanks for visiting and your lovely comments. I appreciate every single one of them.

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Howdy Pardner!!

Hi friends.
It was the hubster's birthday yesterday. He's daft on cowboy films and books etc,
so thought I'd make him a cowboy type card.
I kept it simple 'coz that's how he likes 'em.
The image is a digi from JustINKlined printed straight onto an A4 linen card folded in half.
I coloured it with Copics.
The font is called 'Alfredo's Dance'.
The linen CS, although not brilliant for Copic colouring, gave me the texture I was after, 
so all is good. 
Alan liked it, so that's all good too.
Thanks for visiting and I'll be back VERY soon, with more Christmas cards.
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Thursday, 13 November 2014

I've been AWOL.

Hi friends! Have you missed me? 

*WARNING* It's a LOOONG post! LOL

I'm so sorry, but I've been AWOL due to acute, bordering on chronic, tooth pain!!
I was booked to have two teeth extracted a while ago, but couldn't have it done as I was booked for an ultrasound needle biopsy on the same day for a lump in my neck!
 (Wouldn't recommend that procedure too often, it HURT!!)
Arghh! I thought the biopsy more important, so delayed having the teeth out. 
Anyway, the results came back inconclusive for more Lymphoma, so I had to go into hospital for a surgical biopsy. (They removed the whole node). 

GUESS WHAT!!! THAT was the date I'd re-arranged for the dentist! *sob*.
The dentist couldn't do my teeth as I had a brand new 6" scar across my neck and I couldn't open my mouth very wide and there was a risk of infection. Ugh!
Took 2 weeks for the swelling etc  to go down and I still can't smile properly as the nerves have taken a bit of a battering.
I FINALLY Had my teeth out on Wednesday 5th November and I was ecstatic.
FINALLY I would be without this awful pain....errr NOT!!
I had to go back yesterday, seven days later as the pain a nightmare and I couldn't control it.
It seems I have a 'dry socket'. No wonder I was in agony. The whole gum was infected.

I'm now on antibiotics AGAIN and this time they are working! I can function again at last!
Oh, the results came back as positive for lymphoma in the node.
It's still low grade, so need for chemo yet! YEAH!

Right! Are you still awake?
I have some Christmas cards I made on better days to show you.
I also made a Christmas cake for the first time in my life!
(I forgot to photograph that before I sealed it up)!
I'll take one when I open it to 'feed' it it's brandy and take a picture then.

This card features my favourite little robin stamp from Digi Stamp Boutique called 
I coloured them with Copics as per usual.
Sponged the frame and added a poinsettia 'coz I love 'em.

   This is my wonderful 'Three trees' from Purple Onion again.
Using a Sizzix diagonal stripe EF and Spellbinders Fancy frame.
Coloured with Copics and dressed up with some sprigs punched out and some felt 'berries'.


 This is so simple.The same frame as the one above and the same EF with the sentiment from Waltzing mouse Stamps ''Tis the Season' as the focal point.

This is my lovely Sugar Nellie rubber stamp, 'Snowman and Gift', done in blue.
Copic coloured, of course. 

 Lastly for now, here's an experiment that didn't quite go as I'd planned. 
I was aiming for vintage Christmas, but it didn't work out too well.
LOVE that stamp by Gillian Roberts called 'Bear and Robin'.
Another stamp I've had for years!
The paper is from an 8"x8" pad I cut down.

Well, I hope you haven't all deserted me, although I would deserve it for being missing in action for so long.

I'll be back soon with more Christmas cards 
and I hope that one or two will inspire you in some small way.

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