Friday, 31 October 2008

Make a Moo or Two - PARTY !!

Congratulations to Make a Moo or Two on being featured in a top magazine, the celebration theme this week is PARTY - hope my moos fit the bill - not a lot of stamping on them for a change, just background Celebration stamp - but they sparkle!!
Check them out Here!!

Thursday, 30 October 2008

Wednesday Stamper - Open Theme

I just made this card for a friend whose sister has died, and thought I would use it for Wednesday Stamper challenge this week. The card is totally stamped in black ink, and I just touched the flowers with chalks for a little colour. The colour under artificial light is not as bright as it should be.
Here is the Link

Spooky Tin

I altered this tin a while ago, and thought I would have a bit of fun for Halloween
and a challenge or two, since the lips and eyes were stamped ...I think it may be suitable for One Powerful Hour as their challenge theme is Spooky.

Wednesday, 29 October 2008

A New Award - Premio Dardos

This award acknowledges the values that every blogger shows in his/her effort to transmit cultural, ethical, literary and personal values every day.The rules to follow are ....1) Accept the award, post it on your blog together with the name of the person that has granted the award and his or her blog link.2) Pass the award to other 15 blogs that are worthy of this acknowledgment.Remember to contact each of them to let them know they have been chosen for this award.I would like to thank my new blog friend Ginger for this important award; I am honoured that she has chosen my blog among the 15 blogs to be awarded. Now it is my turn to pass it on to other 15 blogs... this is not an easy task as all the blogs I visit merit this acknowledgment but I have to go by the rules and choose only 15.

Now I should choose 15 good and true blogs I visit regularly, well, I can't because there are just so many people who I think should have an award, so instead, I would like EVERYONE who visits my blog to help themselves to this award, and place it on their own blog with my love.

Tuesday, 28 October 2008

Shabby Chic Moo at Creative Wednesday

Better late than never - I was trawling through a few creative blogs, as you do, and I found this lovely challenge blog, and since I just looooove moos, I thought I would have a go. I used one of Hermines lovely vintage images, stamped a stitched zigzag down my moo with Walnut Distress Ink, and rubbed Milled Lavendar Distress Ink over the whole thing and finished off with a lovely little heart for a bit of ooo-la-la....chic !! Pop over to Creative Wednesday and check out the lovely stuff on their blog...and thank you Hermine
for the lovely image.

Forgot to say, I placed my moo on black card and put a woven heart behind for emphasis.

Pretty Paper Hearts - Abstract

Patricia,over at Pretty Paper Hearts has a lovely challenge this week - an abstract heart, with or without images......well ~~ see what I have created. My heart is cut from one of the papers that are always at my side when I craft - I try out colours, stamps whatever it is a ready made background which I think is abstract, and the images are stamped ones cut from yet another of my papers, so nothing for my heart was made or created deliberately, only the finished product, I also used up a tiny Joanna Sheen garden image.
Plus - I feel a darn sight warmer here at home. We visited a local town this morning, Mold in North Wales, and there was SNOW on the hills bbrrrrr ......couldn't wait to come home again, because it's been heaving down with rain as well - yuk ..

Sunday, 26 October 2008

Make a Moo or Two - Tone on Tone..

I used Tattered Angels for my moos this week, and Brilliance Pink and a deeper pink cats eye for the words - finished off the butterfly with glaze and found some tiny matching flowers..
There are some gorgeous moos over here..

Theme Thursday - The Sun

My challenge this week is very simple - I tried to convey a view we see often whilst walking with our dog - its a lone tree on a small hillock and on a winter evening the sun is quite often huge behind it... the image is stamped and coloured with chalks for a softer image. Pop over to Theme Thursday to see all the lovely sun images Here is the Link

One Powerful Hour - Repetition.

I made a box to hold a small silk scarf I bought for an elderly aunt, and thought it may be ok to enter for a challenge blog I found at One Powerful Hour since I used the same shell stamp to repeat my design on the box.

Small World of Inchies and Twinchies - Pink Ribbon

My twinchie this week is very simple, but I hope it conveys a powerful message. A baby, a pink ribbon and hope for the future. The baby stamp is from a Stampin Up set and the ribbon is my own. I have laid the twinchie on a background made from Tattered Angels Rose, Turquoise and Gold. Pop across to the SWIT blog and have a look at all the little marvels ..Here is the Link

Friday, 24 October 2008

Pink Saturday

Here are a couple of photos for Pink Saturday, over on How Sweet the Sound you will find Beverley's blog is full of lovely links to pink things of every shape and colour. I hoped to take a photo of a sunset outside my own home, but tonight - wouldn't you know it - it rained - so am having to use a photo already on my computer from a long time ago, still I think it is a pretty spectacular sunset, hope you agree......if you would like a copy of my friendship quote, please help yourself, I would love to share it.

Monday, 20 October 2008

Busy Weekend and my BLOG CANDY ARRIVED !!

Well, where to start, I promised myself that I would send some cards to my friend in Spain for her animal charity, so you can see a photo of some of the cards I made her - Spanish greetings and English greetings. They were all packed up and posted this morning en route to Espana...

Then I made a card for another friend's 40th anniversary, which is a Ruby anniversary, that's now signed, sealed and ready to be posted tomorrow.

Finally, and best of all, my BLOG CANDY arrived from Theresa, my crafting sister on SBS24, her link is over on the left of my blog, just look at the photo to see all the goodies I received this morning - so, happy, happy, happy weekend for me ....

Saturday, 18 October 2008

New Award ..

I have been given a new award by Ginger from lovestodream - a gorgeous blog jam-packed full of ideas, projects , recipes and all sorts of goodies for you to think about and read about and learn !! Thank you Ginger, hope I got the right award!!

Friday, 17 October 2008

Make a Moo or two - Arrows

Ooo had to think about this one, hope my 'idea' of an arrow is acceptable. The challenge over at Make a Moo or two was different to say the least. Pop over and look at all the lovely moos.

Thursday, 16 October 2008


Used my rubber stamps again on this lovely Think Pink theme, and instead of using baby Pink, I used a deeper Cerise colour ...Pop over to see lots of other pink things to Theme Thursday In honour of breast Cancer Awareness month, I stamped my cherub, we all need a little angel on our shoulder at some point in our lives.....

Monday, 13 October 2008

Mixed Media Monday - Purple and Blue

Over on Mixed Media Monday the theme by the brilliant Rosie is Purples/Blues.
My attempt is made with card, tissue and cotton fabric and silk fabric leaves, hope you like it. Here's the link if you fancy looking or taking part. Stamps used were from a Non Sequitar plate called - guess what - Winter Solstice.

TMTA - Ophelia

Not sure if my lady is Ophelia, but she looks like an Ophelia to me. it's an unmounted stamp so not sure of the make.Pop over to TMTA and have a look at all the gorgeous ATC's.

Sunday, 12 October 2008

GOTHIC ARCH - Haute Couture..

Here is my take on the Haute Couture theme - not much stamping on this one, just Tattered Angels Pink and Gold background and small paisley stamp from Elusive Images, finishing with a small flower ...
Why not pop over to Gothic Arches and check them out for yourselves .......

SBS24 challenge - Autumn

The challenge on SBS24 this week is something concerning Autumn/harvest and as I wanted to make a card for a friend, I thought I would combine the two.......have included a part of the insert - I love these words, not exactly a verse but just right for the card, it's a stamp I bought yesterday..
Click on the photos to enlarge them for a closer look. I used DCWV Far East card for the background and stick on jewels and a hand-tied bow for embellishment.

Stampin Up cards ...

I have a treasure trove of S.U. goodies from a friend in U.S.A. so here are three cards ready for my charity box - I want to make around 200 more for different charities before Christmas - will post a pic when I have more done - mostly the cards were made with S.U. products - just a touch of Joanna Sheen and a few different inks to add a bit of pizzazz......
Click on the picture to enlarge the cards for a closer look.

Saturday, 11 October 2008


I am later this week posting my Pink Saturday photo because I have been out for some retail therapy -- twice a year we have a small craft show for cardmakers and trubber stampers - my idea of heaven - so I met a friend for lunch and watched a lot of lovely ladies and gents demonstrating new and exciting ideas.

My photo is of two of my own plants, a Cyclamen and an Aftrican Violet. I am particularly proud of the violet because I started it from a leaf - so I have watched it grow and flourish and flower !!
Pink Saturday is over on How Sweet the Sound

Friday, 10 October 2008

Make a Moo or Two

Over on Make a Moo or Two this week the challenge is Dance. Here are my moos, made with rubber stamps of course :-)

Blog Candy over at Magpie's Nest

Pop over to see Patty Here's the Link at Magpies Nest, she is offering some lovely hand made blog candy for her Blogaversary and the more people who visit her lovely blog, the more blog candy there will be!!

Wednesday, 8 October 2008


Here is a card I made a while ago, in shades of brown and pink and gold. heres the link for...The Wednesday Stamper
Its a great blog and a great challenge - go over and see for yourselves :-)


Anyone can join in with the October card swap over at CrazyStampinWomen blog - scroll down my blogs on the left for a link -- its great fun, we make 4 or 5 cards the same and send them to everyone in our group - normally between U.S.A. and UK but anyone and everyone is welcome. Then we receive all different cards back from the other members of the group. It's a great way to see how other people make cards, to pick up new ideas, and to make lots of new friends. Pop over to Nancy's blog and see for yourselves .........

Monday, 6 October 2008

Blog Candy at The Artistic Stamper

Hi everyone, pop over to The Artistic Stamper for a chance to win some brill blog candy..Heres the Link

Sunday, 5 October 2008

Gothic Arch - Turquoise and SBS24 challenges

This week over at Gothic Arches the theme is Turquoise and our SBS24 challenge is to make anything escept a card with stamps papers etc. I used an Elusive Images Paisley stamp for my backgroud, favourite acetate image by Crafty Individuals backed with inked over paper, and some pretty flowers. Final embellishment was a tiny heart stamped with an Imagina stamp.

Saturday, 4 October 2008

Pink Saturday

I found a wonderful blog that everyone should visit at least once. Every Saturday is Pink Saturday because of Breast Cancer Awareness .......I took some photo's last week whilst walking with my hubby and our labrador Alex, unfortunately I have no idea of the name, but I think this photo qualifies for my Pink Saturday.. The link is
How Sweet the Sound

Brilliante Weblog

I am sooo happy, and really chuffed with this award from Sandie at Sandie's Sanctuary. She was on my list for an award, and it seems we both thought the same thoughts ...I will get round to posting my list fairly soon, at the moment I am so tired I haven't even done any challenges. We finished moving the fish into their new pool, and we bought loads of top soil and improver for the raised garden area (where the pool was) I am now in the process of moving shrubs to fill my new garden with, plants that have managed in pots until now, but will soon have their own breathing space.

Wednesday, 1 October 2008

Blog Candy at Kortfralst

Visit Anki's blog to find out more, there are THREE prizes, not one, and they are all 2 stamps...Here's the Link