Wednesday, 30 November 2011

Envelope Boxes

Oh my goodness have you seen these yet.

Are you fed up making box's or envelope box's for your cards...... well not any longer.............


I don't know about you but I hate having to spend time measuring out, cutting and scoring my envelope boxes to fit my embellished cards into. Soooooooooo, drum roll............ I have had some made. Yayyyyy, Whoppeeeee, so exciting.......

They are professionally cut and scored ready for your glue/tape and are an absolute godsend. So if your interested please email me: for a quote. I can ship worldwide no problem, and you'll be as happy as I am.

To help spread the word I'm offering a pack of 25 as candy. This is what you need to do:-

1. Write a post on your blog and link back to this post
2. Add the picture to your sidebar and link to this post
3. Add your name in Mr Linky below

That's it. I will draw a winner on January 2nd. Thank you and good luck. "

How great is that you can even have a chance at winning some for free just hop on over to Tracy's blog to join in and don't forget to email her if you want to get some boxes :D

Yay i've ordered mine lol:)

Monday, 28 November 2011

Tree Decorations

Good evening folks well i've not been about much as i had another fall in my craft room this time though so i think i'm going to have to see the Dr as to why i keep falling its getting a bit worrying now lol, anyway i hope you are all well and had a good weekend.

Now i have a couple of little Tree Decorations to show you that i made and can you believe one of them has no stamping on it lol all i've used is the Shapeabilities - Fleur de Lis pendant die i don't use this as much as i should the second one i've used a Saturated Canary image called A Winter Ragamuffin isn't she the cutest the snow flakes are Marianne creatables.

Challenges i would like to enter.

Creative Inspiration paint Anything but a card
CupCake Inspiration Photo
Gingerloft Christmas and Winter
Paper Sunday's winter wonderland
Sketchy Colours Pink and White
Crazy 4 challenges Snow
Ellephantastic Weather related
Crafts 4 Eternity Christmas decorations
Crafty Catz Snowmen

Saturday, 26 November 2011

Christmas Fairies At One Stop Crafts

Good morning folks i hope you are all well and looking forwards to what ever you have planed for the weekend, i am sorting out my Christmas decorations today yay my daughter Keely's two little ones are putting theirs up today they were so excited last night when they came over so that daddy could get them all out of our loft lol, i dare say they will be on the phone asking us to go over and have a look bless them.

Anyway that's enough of my waffling its time for a new challenge over at One Stop Crafts and the theme is Christmas Fairies my fav's i just love fairies lol this week we are being sponsored by Stitchy Stamps, here's my card I've used a Lili of the Valley Stamp called Festive Fairy i love this stamp the papers are Memory Box Tinsel you can get them HERE at Crafts and Me and the flowers are from Mulberry Crafts

I would also like to enter the following challenges.

Whoopsy Daisy
Phindysplace A sprinkling of snow
Paper Creations Ink Christmas Theme
Crafty Boots Fantasy
Bunny Zoes Christmas with Pearls
Everybody ARt Christmas Card
Fairy Tale Christmas
Fun with Shapes and More Cold as ice
Poodles Parlour Christmas
Totally Papercrafts Christmas
Lili of the Valley Anything goes

Well that's it from me for now i hope you have a great day and thanks for stopping by today. xx

Friday, 25 November 2011

Vintage or Shabby at Crafts And Me

Good morning all you lovely peeps out there i bet your glad its the weekend are you going to be scurrying around doing your Christmas shopping? i'm doing some of mine on line as i have to careful of my foot still at least you dont get any of that pushing and shoving lol just sit at my comp with a coffee lol.

Anyway i have a card to show you today which is my DT card for Crafts and Me Challenge and the theme is Shabby of vintage which i'm not very good at so mine's a bit shabby lol the papers are old i think they are all Basic Greys but not sure the image is

Challenges i would like to enter.

Fab and Funky Birthday
More Than Favours Birthday
One Stitch At A Time Anything goes
lollipop Anything goes
Your Next Stamp Use Die cuts
Paper Craft Star Anything goes
Creative Crafts Free for all

Well that's it folks I'm glad this week is over and done with seam to have spent more time at the hospital than home lol, any way thank you for stopping by and any comments you leave.

Thursday, 24 November 2011

Tags At Crafty Ribbons

Good Morning folks not long now till the weekend i bet you cant wait can you lol.

It's Thursday again so its time for another Challenge over at Crafty Ribbons Challenges and the theme this fortnight has been set by our Bonnie and its to make a TAG so nice and easy for you all with Christmas coming up in a few weeks, for my tag i've used another one of the Saturated Canary images just love these this ones called Christmas Nutcracker aint she sweet lol and of course both of the ribbons are from Crafty Ribbons HERE.

Here's my tag this one will be for my daughter.

The Fab prize this two weeks is this yummy ribbon.

Challenge i would like to enter.

Bows and Berries Tag
Winter Wonder Land Aww what a qutie
Glitter Geeks Christmas Shopping
Card Mad Fairy texture
2 Sisters Let it Sparkle
My Partner in Crafting Crime Make a Christmas Tag
Digital Tuesday SPARKLE AND SHINE.
Simon Says Stamp Tags
Sweet Stamps Tags

Well that's it from me time to start writing out my cards i think lol, thanks for stopping by and any comments you leave are always very much appreciated.Enjoy your day whatever your doing if your at work well try not to over do it lol.

Wednesday, 23 November 2011

Red Green & Gold at The Paper Shelter

Good morning folks wow how quick are the weeks going at the mo(tooo flipping fast for my liking lol).
Any how its time for a new challenge over at The Paper Shelter and our theme this week is Christmas Sparkle (Red, Green & Gold) so you can make anything you like as long as you use these colours for my card i've used Getting Ready for Christmas image and Christmas Spirit -"Paper Pack" here's my card

The fab prize as always is

I would also like to enter the following challenges.

Sketches By Carly

Floweret stamper Christmas
Phindy's place Christmas
The Crafty Pad Festive Cheer
Stempelsonne Red green and Gold

Well folks that's it from me for now just to keep you informed i have to go back to see the surgeon next Tuesday he will have a proper look at it then so we had a waisted day today to have to watch what i'm doing so no driving again lol we are back at the hospital today with MIL for her heart check up , thanks for stopping by and any comments you leave.

Tuesday, 22 November 2011

Your Favourite Things at Bearly Mine

Good Morning folks i hope you are all well and having a good week so far, mine could be a lot better the foot i had surgery on a while back is rather painful i my have to have plates in it now as my big toes has broken again were it was screwed together i will find out more this afternoon when i have to go back to see the surgeon so please please please keep your fingers crossed for me that its not to serious lol.

Anyway that's enough about me and my problems its time for a new challenge over at Bearly Mine and the theme is your favourite things well one of mine is Christmas i just love it when we are all together so i've made a little Luminaria you will find a tutorial HERE
for my Luminaria i've used Bearly Mine Winter's Swirl papers from HERE the image is from Tickled Pink Christmas Pinkette Pippa.

Here's this weeks fab prizes oh how i wish i could enter lol.

Bearly Mine Designs - 2 Digi Sets of the Winner's Choice
Tickled Pink Stamps - 2 Digi's or 1 rubber stamp of winner's choice
Whimsy Stamps - 5 Digi's of the Winner's Choice
Crafty Ribbons -

Challenges i would like to enter as follows.

Moving Along With The Times Let it snow
Shelleys images Anything goes
Do You Stack up Splash of Blue
Fussy and Fancy Anything but a card.
Crafty Catz Snow flakes
Crafty Emmas Snow Flakes
I Did It Creations Snowman.

Well i think that's it for now folks i'm off now thanks for stopping by and any comments you leave, so bye for now and have a good day.

Friday, 18 November 2011

A Whispy Fairy

Good morning folks i hope you are all well and looking forward to the weekend i had a good day yesterday i went with my oldest grandson who is 9 yrs old to a snap meeting, snap is for Autistic children and children with ADHD,anyway he made me a beautiful bracelet which i am wearing he is such a sweet thing most of the time lol, it was great seeing all these children together doing various activities knowing that no one is judging them and they are all going through the same things.

Anyway i have a card to show you today just a for the fun of it card i love these images that krista at Saturated Canary draws and i love that she now has a couple of fairies too my favs lol.

Here's my card i've made it as a thank you card as i told my daughter in law Lauren that i would give her some cards to sell at the unit she works in for adults with learning difficulties they are trying to raise money for a sensory room so i have a few days to get some more made up and put into cello bags ready for next weekend.

Here are the challenges i would like to enter.

Creative Inspirations
ABC D for Dazzle
Flutterby Wednesday Open
Simon Says Stamp Thank you
Lady Bug Fairies
Creative Card Crew Thank you
Desert Island Crafters 1,2,5,7,8.
Anything goes A real Sweetie.

Thank you so much for stopping by and any comments you leave they are allways very much appreciated and i hope you have a great weekend whatever your doing.

Monday, 14 November 2011

Beautiful Belladonna

Good Afternoon folks i hope you are all well and having a good week so far,I'm feeling good as i've had my infusion a week late but hay i've had it now so its all go on the Christmas present shopping while i feel the benefit of it lol.

Any way i'm here with a card that i've made using another one of the beautiful Janna Prosvirina this ones called Belladonna but unfortunately its out of stock at the minute i tell these stamps are absolutely beautiful to work with the papers i've used are Basic Grey i think i'm not sure as they were in the bottom of a draw lol the pins i made myself.

I would also like to enter the following challenges.

Crafty Boots Fantasy
Hooked On Crafts Punches and Dies
Ooh La La Lace Flowers and Pearls
Stamps R Us Bling it on
Addicted to Stamps Pearls and Lace
Craft Your Days Away Bingo Top row.

Well that's it fro me folks i'm off to pick my daughter Keely up now and take her to the Drs as she's not at all well at the mo, its a year ago that her brother my son Aaron was stabbed and what her little one starting school my opp so i couldn't drive then we had to have our cat put to sleep and it has all caught up with her as she suffers panic attacks and depression which she had under control but i think learning to drive has put unnecessary pressure on her too so we have stopped that for now to see how she does.

Thank you so much for all of your lovely comments on my resent cards they are very much appreciated. I hope you have a lovely evening.

Saturday, 12 November 2011

Ribbons and Lace at the OSCC

Good Morning folks i hope you all had a good week and are enjoying your weekend so far we had a really busy day yesterday with all the family here as my daughter in law Lauren had laser eye surgery and had to go to lake side for a check up so she was off work yesterday instead of today so they were all here for dinner. My poor cat scratch is still missing his brother and follows me everywhere except when all of the grandchildren are here then he hides himself away under my bed i also had to explain to my 4yearold grandson Caid what had happened to Stitch he was a little upset but we agreed that stitch is now a shining star in the sky which now has me crying again lol what a big softy i am lol.

Right now its time for a new challenge over at One Stop Crafts and this weeks theme is Ribbons and Lace we are also having a DT call if your interested pop over to the challenge blog HERE anyway i nearly forgot about todays card but luckily enough i already had this image coloured so just had to whip it together lol.
Our Sponsor this week is Robins Fetish the prize is 5 digital stamps
or 4 digital stamps and 1 digital paper set of their choice.

Hers my card the papers are Raspberry Road Fight like a Girl the image i've used is from the Saturated Canary this ones called Janessa i think she's just beautiful don't you? the heart and leave are Marianne Creatables the butterflies are Martha stewart punch you can get it HERE at Crafts and Me.

Challenges i would like to enter.

Dutch Dare
Punches or Dies
Crafting for all Seasons Texture
Flutterby Wednesday Friendship
My Mum Craft Shop Sugar and Spice
Digital Tuesday Anything goes
Stamp and Doodle Sparkle and shine (not sure the glitter shows up around the image)
Tuesday Throw Down Fav colours Pinks and brown
Daisy Doodles Anything goes Digi
Challenge Up Your Life Friendship

Well that's it from me for now i have to pick my daughter and grandchildren up as Caid has been getting ear ache on and off so its best to get it checked out then i'm off out with Terry for the rest of the day collecting parts he's bought for his classic car he has and i think wait for it my hobby is actually cheaper than his lol.

Friday, 11 November 2011

They shall grow not old

They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old:
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun and in the morning
We will remember them.

From Laurence Binyon's poem For the Fallen, written in September 1914.

Thursday, 10 November 2011

Beautiful Clematis

Hi folks its me again lol two posts today this time its for Crafts and Me with another of the gorgeous new stamps from Janna Prosvirina's this ones called Clematis they are exclusive to Crafts and Me these are a little bigger than most stamps which is fab as they are even easier to colour, now these are not my usual choice of colours as i must say that yellow isn't really a fav of mine! (would you believe i'm actually colouring another one in yellow and orange how strange i only just realised lol,)The Theme this week is Birthday and the prize is this set of Promarkers from Letraset our sponsor for this week.

Anyway here she is in all her slender isn't she beautiful i absolutely love these new stamps.

Used Clematis by our new Artist Janna Prosvirina available HERE the papers are Pink Lemonade from Raspberry Road Designs the pin i did myself oh and the flowers are from Mulberry Crafts.

I would also like to enter the following challenges.

Truly Scrumptious Bingo Bottom row
Sketch Saturday Sketch
The Secret Crafter Flowers Ribbon & Lace
Gingerloft Bingo Bottom row
The Crazy Challenge Something with Wings
Ruby's Rainbow Something with Wings
Create Me Pink Flowers
Rainbow Lady Pink and Or Green.

I hope you like my card i really enjoyed making this one right i'm off now to watch a bit of telly if there's anything worth watching if not i'' be back on here i guess lol.

Anything But A Card At Crafty Ribbons

Good morning all of you lovely folks out there i hope you are all well, how quick are the weeks going especially since my surgery I'm doing pretty much everything now and the bruising from last weeks mishap is near enough gone so has the chest infection yay fingers crossed i can have my infusion on Monday.

Right onto business its time for another challenge over at Crafty Ribbons Challenges HERE and the theme is anything but a card which shouldn't be to hard as lots of you are making gifts ect, this week's prize is one of Bev's gorgeous our lovely Charlotta / La Vikinga is your host this week.

Right here's what i made a brooch out of Wired Black ribbon from HERE at Crafty Ribbons you will a tutorial HERE where Ali will talk you through making it and she's much better than me

Next is one of the button boxes that Tony and Ali sell at Crafty Ribbons and they asked us girls to decorate some for them and i kept mine quite simple lol.

Well can you believe i nearly for the prize for this challenge lol and here it is you can pick which one you prefer.

I would like to enter the following challenges.
Heartsong Challenges Anything goes
Dream Valley Challenges Anything goes

Well that's it from me for now thanks for stopping by and any comments you leave i hope you have a lovely day.

Wednesday, 9 November 2011

Pink at The Paper Shelter

Good morning folks its time for a new challenge over at The Paper Shelter and this week we've all gone pink so that's what we want to see this week as allways there's a fab prize for you to spend at The Paper Shelter on some gorgeous images papers or some of the beautiful new printables.

Here's my card i've made a Christmas card but with no Christmas papers lol.
Paper are from The Happy Couple HERE image is Warm in Winter HERE.

Stamp & Fun = creativity Winter

Well i hope you like it i would also like to enter the following challenges.

Delightful Sparkly Christmas
Crafty Calendar Winter Wardrobe
Ellephantastic Weather related
Forever Friends Something old something new New Mini poinsettia die old pearls.
Digital Tuesday Anything goes
Truely scrumptious Bingo Bottom row.
There She Goes Holiday Projects.

Thanks for stopping by and any comments you leave and i hope you have a lovely day.

Tuesday, 8 November 2011

One 4 the Boyz at Bearly Mine

Good Morning folks i hope you all had a good weekend and a safe bonfire night, we had a great night with the grandchildren not sure about my MIL though as some of you know she was seriously ill so now lives with us well i think she is struggling but she is adormant that she's ok i'm no sure what to do at the mo not that she has to do anything but i'm just wondering if she's depressed not being able to do anything after allways being so active she was never home before she became ill and she was 82 a couple of months back, so i will keep a close eye on her for now.

Anyway its time for a new challenge over at Bearly Mine Challenges and the theme is a One For The Boys (i would just like to say Get Well Soon to Donna our lovely boss lady as she is really poorly in hospital at the mo we are thinking of you hunni)! oh boy do we have some fab sponsors for you again this time.

Bearly Mine Designs - 2 Digi sets of the winner's Choice

Di's Digi Downloads - 3 Digi's of the Winner's Choice

Kenny K - 5 Digi's of the Winner's Choice

Delicious Doodles - 4 Digi's of the Winner's choice

Emerald Faerie Garden - 4 Digi's of the winner's choice

Papers are Bearly Mine Christmas Swirls HERE and Kenny K image Mrs Clause.

I would also like to enter the following challenges

Pixi Cottage is the Sketch but i've missed the deadline
Dude time Doodles Male card
Freshly Brewed Anything goes
Crimbo Crackers Anything goes
Our Creative Corner Male Card
Colour Me Creative Copics Boy
Cards For Men Christmas

Well all being well with MIL i will be back in a bit to catch up with you all, thanks for stopping by and any comments you leave.

Saturday, 5 November 2011

3rd Birthday at One Stop Crafts

Morning folks i hope you all had a good week and looking forward to bonfire night and the weekend, i've had quite a funny old week this week really i had to go to the Drs beginning of the week just for a check up came home with antibiotics for a chest infection so i cant have my inflixamabe infusion on Monday so have to wait another week for that and then my foot which i had the surgery on was great until a bag of chicken portions fell out of the freezer onto my foot so its a bit swollen again but no serious damage lol aint it all ways the way,anyway i'm driving and everything now so that's ok and no pain in my foot but hubby says i'm a pain in his butt lol i guess some-things never change lol i'm glad its his butt and not mine ha ha.

Anyway enough of my waffling i thing its time for a new challenge over at One Stop Crafts and this weeks theme is 3 is a magic number because it's our 3rd Birthday and boy do we have some fab prizes lined up for you this time.
So please include plenty of '3' things in your crafty creations, stuck for ideas then just check out what the rest of the team have done.

For this birthday challenge we have loads prizes so that means more winners.....

2 Free Digi Stamps from

Original Digital Stamps
3 Free Digi Stamps from


5 Digi Stamps from


3 Digis From 


$10 To Spend At


£10 To Spend At

So Here's my card i made a Criss Cross card i hope you like it the papers are Bearly Mine Christmas Glee you can get them HERE the image is a Sugar Nellie stamp called wish upon as star.

challenges i would like to enter.

Crafty Boots Young at heart
Really reasonable Ribbon Christmas
Emerald Fairies Red Christmas
Cupcake Craftroom Sweet Christmas
By The Cute and Girly Christmas Girls
Allways Something Creative Sparkle
PaperTake Weekly Anything goes and a bit of bling
Kelly's Kids Fancy Folds

Thank you so much for your lovely comments on my previous cards and for stopping by today i hope you have a fabulous weekend whatever your doing, we have all the family here for bonfire night and the little ones cant wait bless um.


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