Tuesday 8 April 2014

Port Sunlight and a new Idea !!

Well, after such a long time, here are my results from Port Sunlight visit, where I met my bestest crafty pal Carol, watched lots of lovely demo's, bought a few bits and pieces I couldn't live without, and had a lovely pub lunch and natter with Carol. This demo was by Card-io and I loved the simplicity of the technique, and the elegance of the finished cards.... hope you like them.

Saturday 1 February 2014

Happy New Year in February ..

Goodness me, 1st February already, HAPPY NEW YEAR to any stalwart bloggers who actually pop in to see what is happening over here. I would like to share a small ATC size calendar with you, made with a Third Coast stamp.

Saturday 27 July 2013

For the Boys and a bit more ...

This was made using a Joanna Sheen image - the background was stamped and I used a tear drop ink pad to add texture and colour. Love those words !!
Simple stamping, matting and layering and a tiny bow - finish !! Finally, I used another Joanna Sheen image, a simple greeting, and a card that is great (well I think so) for an engagement, anniversary or just for a couple celebrating something special together !! Hope you like my cards :-) Enjoy the lovely weather. Ed xx

Tuesday 11 June 2013

Bits of Grunge and bits of Simple ...

So, we have teabag folding, simple stamping and a bit of grunge, all very different and yet all me, I think...hope you like xx

Monday 27 May 2013

Geishas and Butterflies ...

Plain and simple birthday cards....

Sunday 19 May 2013

Port Sunlight buys ....

This is a tall card on a pink background, the only way I could get it to scan properly. The rose is from my lovely friend Carol, see her blog in my blog list, and the word stamp is a new one .... The second card, the black one, is made with an Andy Skinner mask and the same word stamp - I like both cards, but they are so totally different .........

Saturday 4 May 2013

50th Birthday Card

I made this card for a very special friends birthday...hope you like it. I haven't visited my blog for so long, must really make an effort to upload more cards ....

Tuesday 29 January 2013

Photo Cards

These cards were made using two friends photos, my stamps and a bit of imagination.
This card needs a greeting added - starting my pile of Christmas cards for this year coming, it was taken at a German Christmas Fayre ..
This one looks quite dark and is so much nicer in real daylight than the scan shows ...

Wednesday 26 December 2012

Saturday 22 December 2012

Ho! Ho! Ho! Merry Christmas Everybody

Ho! Ho! Ho! it's come round all to soon this year, just let me sleep inbetween goose and pork and sausage rolls ho. hum. says Alex :-) And now he has had his little say, can I wish all my visitors and friends a Happy Wonderful Christmas, and a Healthy, Wealthy and Prosperous New Year, filled with everything you wish for yourselves. Promise I will be a better blogger in the new year and post more often. Love to you all xxx

Saturday 24 November 2012

GONE FISHING Blog Candy !!

Bernice is offering the most delicious stamp set for male cards, titled Gone Fishing - Pop over and look and leave a comment to be in with a chance to win. The link is : http://allthingsinky.blogspot.co.uk/ Sorry - I forgot how to do a clickable link, butg highlight gthe above link and paste it in your browser bar - Good Luck !!!

Sunday 28 October 2012


A few ATC's made for swapping .....

Friday 26 October 2012

Floral Birthday card

I made this card for my cousin's wife, such an easy card and yet, so pretty. I cut out the die cut, stuck on the flowers, attached it to the base cream card and stamped the greeting, simples :-)

Tuesday 23 October 2012

Early Birthday Pressie

I had a lovely surprise today, my lovely friend Carol sent me a gorgeous set of Tim Holtz embossing folders that she picked up on her hols in Iowa. Well, I was crowing with joy and couldn't wait to play with them, so here are the results - hope you like them. I have to say there will be no problem with male birthdays from now on, these E.F's are just the ticket :-)
I have loved the Umbrella Man for ages, think he is just perfect, and these other two folders are just as perfect for male cards as well, although my scanner is playing up, because the vintage car was swiped with bright red ink !!
Finally, I thought I would make a simple card using this pretty embossing folder. I sent off another 60+ cards for my soldiers last week, so my box is totally empty now and these cards are just perfect to start the next batch, although they won't be sent now until after Christmas and New Year, so all I have to do now is my own Christmas cards.

Sunday 23 September 2012

a Little Message
Hello friends, I mentioned a while ago that I was going to start a new blog about my family, well, its just about up and running, not much there yet, but - its a private blog, invitation only, so if you would like an invite let me know. xx In the meantime, the image I posted was taken in Italy - if you would like to use it for your cards, please feel free to do so.