Saturday, 27 December 2008

Happy New Year

I am greeting the new year with a picture taken from a magazine produced by a small animal charity, Freshfields, whose main aim is to rescue ponies, sheep, dogs, cats, pot-bellied pigs and anything else four legged that is thrown out, particularly at this time of year, when people still persist in buying cuddly baby animals for Christmas presents, they have too many of everything, from rabbits upwards and run two or three small shops selling donated goods towards the cost of feedstuff, bedding etc......
I am also using this picture for my Pink Saturday entry, because I feel that charity is something that touches all our lives somtimes, So to Beverley at How Sweet the Sound, and to everyone who visits, Happy Pink Saturday, and Happy New Year xxx

Friday, 19 December 2008

It's Nearly Christmas..

Thank goodness I have finished all my cards now, these are the last three to go out - famous last words, because there is always somebody who sends you a card and you forgot to put them on your list, so it's a quick New Year card of these is for the bungalow across the road from us, the people only moved in over the last couple of days, and I don't even know their names yet, but hey - a card pushed through the letterbox welcoming them costs nothing but a bit of time ...

Tuesday, 16 December 2008

TMTA - Lamps

here's my ATC with a lamp in it's a Magenta stamp. The shame is that the scan doesn't pick up the glitter, which really sparkles on the snowy foreground ..
Here's the Link for TMTA to go and see lots of lovely Lamps.

Saturday, 13 December 2008

Pink Saturday

Couple of different photos for you today for Pink Saturday. I found another sweet little pink baby for you and a photo of a rug I made a few years ago. It is photographed in our last house, and is almost 6ft long by 3.5ft wide - took me ages to make it. I call it my Thoughts rug, because apart from the sun in the centre, the other colours were laid because I thought they blended together ok.. Please pop over to Bev at HowSweettheSound to see lots more lovely pink things :-)
Here's the Link

Friday, 12 December 2008

Warm and Cozy and Bows

I made two ATC's for the challenge at One Powerful House (link over on the left) one with a chipboard tag and stamps to match it, and the other with a tiny House Mouse stamp which I shall also enter in Wednesday Stamper, Bows. (The Link for this challenge is also on the left hand side of my blog.

Monday, 8 December 2008

TMTA - Red

Third time trying to get Blogger to load my atc's, my computer nearly winged it's way through the window tonight :-( I made two atc's for this challenge, a Santa tag ATC using Joanna Sheens Victoria Christmas and a naughty girls ATC using images from Craft Individuals. Please pop over to TMTA and follow the links to all the red ATC's out there ....enjoy !!

EDIT - for some reason the atc's have come up really small, please double click on them to enlarge and see the details.

Friday, 5 December 2008

Pink Saturday

Beverley over at HowSweettheSound is hosting our Pink Saturday again, please call in and see all the lovely pink posts. I wanted to find something a bit different for this week, so I am posting just one picture, it's a joke a friend sent to me through the internet, I thought it was so funny and hope you do too !!

Before I actually finish this post, I wanted to share something with you all........

To be content with everything around you, you first have to be content within yourself.
Happy Pink Saturday my friends xx

French Cafe ..

I never lose sight of my charity cards, even though I have a break from giving many out over the Christmas period, but I still make them, and cello-bag them, and put them in a box for storage, until after the holiday season. I know people have birthdays around Christmas time, and I always include a few festive birthday cards, but it's my time of relaxation and rest, of cooking for Ray and myself and our elderly neighbour who loves being spoilt. We have invited him round for Christmas dinner again this year, because he lives alone now and I can't imagine him sharing a solitary turkey leg on Christmas day with his cats, so I feed him and send loads of bits back home with him for his pussy cats dinners - and then everyone is happy....hey ho, Christmas is nearly here ...........

Snowman card..

Here's a happy snowman, the vellum came free with my magazine, and I think it complements Snowy perfectly :-)

Thursday, 4 December 2008

29 Days of Givaways

Christi's blog has 29 days of giveaways - go and look for yourself, this amazing lady is giving loads of goodies away for almost a month, please go and look at her blog and comment, then leave a link on your own blog.......

Friday, 28 November 2008

Pink Saturday

Here's my Dream Girl for Pink Saturday, along with a few more photos. Please pop over to Bev at How Sweet the Sound to check out all the lovely pink posts for today.

Another couple of photos are of parts of my collections, one my hubby's thimble collection and another one is some of my doggie collection. The Chinese Altar dogs are quite old, and so is the pointer in the middle.

I'm posting this a little early this week because tomorrow is a very busy day for me and I am not sure what time I will be photo's are varied, but all have pink in them, one I took today of my Christmas Cactus which is full of lovely 'double' flowers.. Here's the link for Beverley have a Happy Pink Saturday everyone xx

Saturday, 22 November 2008

Pink Saturday

I was given this postcard a while ago and I thought it would be a perfect Pink Saturday post. Happy pink greetings to everyone xx
Pop over to Bev to see other pink greetings.

Here's the Link for Bev at How Sweet the Sound..

Friday, 21 November 2008


I am collecting used postage stamps for the RSPB, which is the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds in UK, although they do massive good works abroad as well. They are collecting the stamps to sell on to fund projects such as saving the Albatross, which is now an endangered species. These magnificent birds are being killed by getting hooked on trailing fishing lines which are baited with fish. The birds see the fish - and either swallow the hooks or get caught on them, and either way die dreadful, painful deaths. There are better lines and methods for these fishermen to use and the RSPB is sending trained people out there to help educate the families, please help if you can, I will gladly refund your postage ......thank you xx

Last batch of charity cards before Christmas..

You can click on any of them to see more details if you wish, hope you like them !!

Press out Decoupage cards

Monday, 17 November 2008

TMTA - Food or Drink

TMTA has a food or drink theme for the ATC's. so I am using this cupcake ATC which I have made for a group swap that I belong to - as usual for me, the images are stamped and coloured with gel pens.

Sunday, 16 November 2008

New Award

A couple of days ago I was awarded a new blog award by the lovely Christina, and the simple rules are:
you state 6 things you value, 6 things you don't and 6 new people to nominate ..
whew - well, thank you Christina, I am really pleased here goes.. I am not putting the usual things down, because you have all seen them before and I think everyone has profound and spiritual beliefs..I tried to look beyond the obvious ..

1. I value the love and companionship of my husband.
2. I value the trust my dog has in me.
3. I value the fact that I am still able to help others.
4. I value my friends (the ones I could call at 3.00am and ask for help!)
5. I value each new day.
6. I value everything in nature, because there is always something wonderful to
see or listen to..

1. I do not like the lack of values in lots of other people
2. Or their lack of respect for their country or their elders..
3. Or their lack of regard for our planet Earth, without which none of us would
be here!!
4. Or any kind of rudeness, intolerance or lack of basic good manners.
5. I hate queue jumpers of any kind, and for any reason!!
6. and finally - what really gets up my nose are the people, and there are many,
who, no matter what happens, always knew it would !!!

Now for my 6 nominations - these are blogs where I spend time enjoying what I am seeing and reading about..

1.Beverley at How Sweet the Sound
2.Heather at Creative Solace.

3.Theresa at StampingCritique.
4.. Sally at One Dragon's Dream
5. Marie at Ozstuff Online.
6.Nancy at CrazyStampinWomen.

Saturday, 15 November 2008

Pink Saturday

Well it's Pink Saturday again, how quickly the time rolls past us, and how important it is to notice everything and not to take things for granted. Our world is full of gifts and miracles, we just need to stand and look sometimes, take time out from our busy lives and just see the tiny miracles in everyday life - over at How Sweet the Sound Bev has invited over 100 lovely people to show their small miracles and works of art and things to be proud of - pop over and see them. My photos this week are all landscapes and sunsets - NONE of the photo's are mine, I have to thank internet friends for these images, but they are so lovely I wanted to share them with you. The one thing these photos have in common is the pink bits they all have :-)
EDIT - the final photo I am posting has just been sent to me, and this little girl says it all for me .........I offer no reason for posting it, except hope for the future !!

Wednesday, 12 November 2008

Wednesday Stamper - telephone

Wednesday Stamper this week has the telephone as a challenge. This is ideal for me, as I have just made a card with just this theme. The stamp is B Line Designs and is called Chatty. The song I thought of was - Long distance information give me Memphis, Tennessee....

Tuesday, 11 November 2008

TMTA - Purple

late this week with my TMTA challenge piece, but I made a purple atc, dot swirl stamp part of an unmounted plate by Inkadinkadoo..
Here's the Link pop over there and see loads of purple :-)

Pretty Paper Hearts

Pretty Paper Hearts has an interesting theme this week, 'last night I danced with the fairies,' so I made my heart with a fairy, a butterfly and swirly dreams and eyes to watch over you as you sleep.

Monday, 10 November 2008

Mixed Media Monday - Body Parts

I created two atc's for Mixed Media Monday, one with Eye and one with Legs, because I thought they would be different. Materials used were stamps - Laura Ashley, Inkadinkadoo, Rubbadubbadoo and Rubber Romance. Background - Tattered Angels Rose and Turquoise, Sakura Glaze pen and Marvy pen.Here is the Link for MMM I don't know why the sides of my Legs atc bow out, but they should be straight :-(

Friday, 7 November 2008

Pink Saturday.

Pink Saturday is here again, once more the lovely Bev has hosted this special day - pop over and see all kinds of pink things, some very precious eye-candy !! Both my pictures today I had sent to me in emails, if I infringe copyright I apologise and will withdraw them immediately but I couldn't find anything out about either photo, and I loved them both, plus, I have found another friends picture for you to share if you would like it on your blog. I know I am a tad early with this post, but have a busy day tomorrow, Happy Pink Saturday everyone xxx

Thursday, 6 November 2008

Theme Thursday - Happy/Happiness

The challenge over on Theme Thursday this weekis Happy or Happiness. I created two ATC's - one of each - when I am creating or baking - Heavy Metal music makes me happy, and my little lady stamp by Art Expressions is a picture of Happiness -

One Powerful Hour - Christmas Decorations

I am using this card as my challenge piece for One Powerful Hour - it's a lot more sparkly than shows up, but it's Christmas decorations ..which is the challenge!!
The decorations were hung with bits of peel off border - you know, the bits we all save, but rarely use !!

Wednesday, 5 November 2008

Fold Up Baby Card .

I made this card for a lady whose daughter has just had a baby girl. You can see from the photo's how easy it is to make, but I think it is very pretty.

Wednesday Stamper - Angels

Lots of angels flying about this week, so I decided to try a bit of decoupage for a change - not very good at cutting out because of my arthritis, but I used an old cherub stamp and put him some wings on, I think he looks the part lol ....and I backed him with a gorgeous new stamp of a gothic church window (birthday pressie) that is unmounted, so I don't know the name ..pop over to Wednesday Stamper
Here's the Link and check out all the other angels this week ...

Tuesday, 4 November 2008

Pretty Paper Hearts - Party Girl or No Party Girl ..

Pretty Paper Hearts , Patricia's new challenge blog has a lovely theme today - Party Girl or Not, all inside a heart shape !! Well, I have to choose Party Girl, I have my dress, my gloves and most inportantly - my string of pearls !! Enjoy !! The scan does't pick up the gleam of the pearls, which is a shame .........


Hi everyone, check out Nancy's blog CrazyStampinWomen over the pond in U.S.A.
Here's the Link .. You will find lots of tutorials and info... and if you go back again tomorrow you will see some gorgeous blog candy which she is offering. Just put a link on your own blog so that your visitors can pop over as well.

Monday, 3 November 2008

TMTA - Angel

I couldn't decide which stamp to use for this weeks challenge, so I made two, very simple, stamped ATC's, one stamp by Paper Inspirations and the other I have had for ages but it has no name on it..sorry. Both stamped with Versafine, and one edged with peel-offs. The only other thing I used was a tiny I believe in Angels foam stamp to fill in the corners of my brown angel.
Pop over to TMTA to see all the other little Angels ...

Saturday, 1 November 2008


How Sweet the Sound
today is hosting yet another Pink Saturday, pop over and see the delights that Bev hosts. My photos thios week are a lovely old onyx lamp that really has a pink pattern transfer on it, some lovely pink material squares I just bought to make some patchwork cushions, and I felt you would enjoy this piece, finally, my blog picture for you all to pick up and share, is a nice pic of some friends. Take it and enjoy it my friends. Happy Pink Saturday !!!