Thursday, 28 February 2013

From my stash

Hi everybody.  It is lovely and bright and sunny here today but still cool.  I went into my craft room today with the intention of tidying my desk but needless to say I got sidetracked.  This embossed rose topper has been in my stash for ages and I keep looking at it and  putting it down again so I decided today was the day.  I'm afraid the photograph is not very good but it was the one which best showed the lovely shade of green of the card.  It is a soft sage green.

I want to say Thank You for all the lovely comments that you constantly leave.  I read and appreciate every one.


Wednesday, 27 February 2013

My new Grand Calibur

Hi everybody.  Well it's a cool and  overcast day here but at least it is dry.  As you know my Grand Calibur died on me (at 18 months old) but I decided that it was not really worth my while paying to have it shipped somewhere to have it fixed so I bought a new one on the Spellbinders blockbuster that was on Create and Craft recently and when I told my son that I had bought it he said he would go half on it for me for Mother's Day.  So maybe Students aren't so bad after all!!  Anyway I ordered it on a Saturday and it was delivered on Tuesday morning - very quick for once.  Needless to say I had to play around with it and  so I made these cards.


Thank you for taking the time to look in.

Saturday, 23 February 2013

A man's card.

Good afternoon everybody from a bitterly cold N. Ireland.  It has been trying to snow here all day but thank goodness it melts as it falls.  My card today is the dreaded  man's card.  I know I am going to need quite a few men's cards in the coming months (both commissions and family) so I made a start today.  I was going to say that I was undecided about this card but if I do that then my friend Jacqui  at Jacqui's little piece of England  -  will phone me and  give me a "telling off". LOL   Anyway thank you for taking a look.


Monday, 18 February 2013

Keeping busy

Good afternoon everybody.  Over the past number of days I have had the decorators in so I confined myself to the craft room.  Unfortunately just after I started my cards my Grand Calibur decided to die on me.  I knew that it was on its last days as there were "things" rattling about inside and the handle had become very loose, but all of a sudden it just stopped working.  Thankfully I still had my Cuttlebug to fall back on for smaller dies.  Anyway these are the fruits of my labour.

                                        Thank you for taking a look.


Thursday, 14 February 2013

For my sister

Good afternoon everybody.  It is a beautiful afternoon here.  Thank goodness we did not get any of the snow - it was wet and windy but that was all.  My card today is one for my sister whose birthday will be on Sunday.

Thank you for taking a look   and I hope you are having a lovely Valentine's Day.


Thursday, 7 February 2013

Lena's tribute

Good morning everybody.  I will be posting a card later but first of all I wanted to ask you to take a look at my friend's blog.  Her name is Lena and her blog address is     Lena lives in the wonderful city of Mumbai  (Bombay)  - a city I dearly love - and her blog is a marvellous mix of her talent,  photographs of her city and recipes.  Today Lena has posted a tribute to her late Mother whose birthday would have been today and I think it is a beautiful post.  I think a lot of us (especially those of us who have lost our mothers)  will see  much of our own mothers in this loving tribute.  As you can see I have been very moved by Lena's post and I just wish I had thought of doing the same.  Please do take a few minutes to take a look.


Monday, 4 February 2013


Good  afternoon everybody.  It is such a windy day here and now it is trying to rain.  This card today was one I made for a friend whose birthday is today - so I hope when she opens it that she is pleased with it.  As always I have used centura pearl for the card and also cut a frame in centura pearl .  Behind the frame I have placed a piece of vellum topped it with a little marianne die cut and another of my rolled roses.  I finished the card off with Noor corner dies.

Thank you for taking the time to drop in.


Friday, 1 February 2013

More roses.

Good afternoon everybody from a very  dreary N. Ireland.  It is not a nice day at all.  I'm afraid it's more roses today again.  I am getting so much fun from making these that I'm sorry to say they will probably keep popping up. The card I have to show you is one using the Tied Together embossing folder a Cheery Lynn Doily die and a few embellishments .  Thank you for taking a look.