Saturday, 26 July 2008

Red butterflies

Just bought a butterfly punch and had to have a play. I used K&Co backing papers and red and green card stock.


Friday, 25 July 2008

My visit to Beer, Devon

Was working today, and had 3 hours between appointments and visited the small (not sure if they call it a town or a village) of Beer, on the south Devon coast, and here a few photographs

The cottage is called Hollyhock Cottage, I know one person who visits my blog is interested in house and cottage names in England, so this photograph is just for her, there was only one holyhock in flower in the garden, but cant really been seen in such a small photograph

Thursday, 24 July 2008


I have been given the "Blogging Forever Friend" award by Jo do visit her blog and see her wonderful creations. Thank you so much Jo, I am honor to receive the award. The following rules apply to this award:

1. Only 5 people are allowed to receive this award
2. 4 of them followers of your blog.
3. One has to be new to your blog and live in another part of the world.
4. You must link back to who ever gave you the award.
I pick the following people to receive this award from me, Anne, Joan, Illatharasi, Kristine, do visit their blogs and see their wonderful creations and the 5th one is Desire, who I only met yesterday but we have been emailing, she is from South Africa, and has just entered her first cardmaking challenge, she says she is new to card making but do go and see her gorgeous scrapbooking pages.

Plain and simple

What I call plain and simple but quite elegant, I typed the letter 'B' from a font called Foliar Initials onto MATT photograph paper, and the sprinkled it with clear embossing powder, then heated it, layered it with dark blue card and then onto linen cardstock, using matt photographic paper this takes a long time for the text to dry and so gives time for embossing.


Sunday, 20 July 2008

Green Tie

The challenge this week on Arty Girlz is to create something for a man or have a man/men somewhere on your project, so I chose the Penny Black stamp with the doggy with that gorgeous tie

Hope you like it


Thursday, 17 July 2008

Cream Sympathy

The Creative Corner has given a challenge using the following picture for inspiration. There are no rules--just do what we feel from the picture.

This is my first time joining this group for a challenge, and the first time to make a card with colours in the picture, but enjoyed it, and here it is

The flowers I have made again with the idea from Joanne the text was computer generated. Thank you for looking

Sunday, 13 July 2008

3 orange flowers

The challenge this week on Stamp Something is called Triple play.

" For the challenge this week we want to see what you can do with 3 layers, 3 colors, and 3 embellishments. We're calling it a "Triple Play" challenge. You can interpret this challenge however you choose, go with just 3 of each or at least 3 of each!"

My first layer onto my base card was orange, the flowers I made thanks to Joanne's tutorial, it was great fun and now I have done it once I will use it again, thank you Joanne. I used part of one of Penny Blacks stamps for the stems, and the fancy ribbon was some Jo kindly sent me. My text was computer generated.

Thank you for looking ..... Jose

Christmas Peel-offs

A little something in response to Darling Cardmakers challenge, I dont do much with peel-offs, but did buy some when I first started cardmaking, this one i jazzed up with weaving ribbon around the edge of the card.

I've been tagged

I was tagged by Kristine so I thought I would do this! Here are the rules...Each player answers questions about themselves. At the end of the post, the player then tags 5 or 6 people and posts their names, then goes to their blogs and leaves them a comment, letting them know they’ve been tagged and asking them to read my blog. Let the person who tagged you know when you’ve posted your answers.

What was I doing Ten Years Ago?...
Hard at work! working in the Midlands, administering a database of pensioners, and helping with their welfare.

Five Things On Today's "To Do" List ...
Blogging! hehe..
Going to Church
and guess I ought to make a card :-)

I'm addicted to...
My computer, couldnt do with out it
Plain chocolate

Things I Would Do If I Were a Millionaire...
Help families and friends
Give to my Church St Johns
More cruising
and help other charities

Places I have Lived...
Somerset England
Worcestershire England
and then back to Somerset.

I am tagging:

Looking forward to your relies


Wednesday, 9 July 2008

Girl in purple

The challenge for Cute Card Thursday for this week is 'to make a card with an outdoors theme' so used this gorgeous stamp of a girl with flowers.
And also for My Time to Craft challenge this week had to include a number

Stripey waistcoat

The Darling Challenge 'a card can be for any age from 1 to a 100 but it must have a number on it ' so here is mine
I have seen several waistcoat cards but didn't have a template for one, so drew this myself, and quite pleased with the result.

Tuesday, 8 July 2008

An Award

I haven't been around for the last week as I have been up to London visiting a friend, and while I was away Jo has given me this award

this is the first award I have had, not sure I deserve it, but thank you very much for it Jo, you are such an inspiration to me.

The rules of this award is that I have to pass this on to seven people which is a hard job because there are so many fantastic blogs out there to choose from but here's my choice... Annie, Bev, Joanne, Kath, Leann, Stacey, and Vanessa. Please look at these blogs they have all inspired me with their wonderful work.