Tuesday, 31 July 2007

I wasn't even going to post tonight, having a lazy one, but I had half started this card last week and decided to finish it off. The paper is by Melissa Frances and I must have it a year or more definitely {tut, tut, } stamp is by Hero Arts, and I have only taken the seal off them tonight and I bought them at Crafteire back in April {another tut} look closer, I have stitched {yay, at last}
but not with the mini one {wont work} my good ole reliable Singer. I zig zagged round the edges of the paper. The rest is finished off with a Heidi Grace flocked chipboard heart and 2 rows of American Crafts rub ons and 2 papermania brads to hinge the card and thats it!!!!!!
You wouldn't believe how many stamps I have, I must start using them again, and I have had the cheek to order more, the new Doodlebug wedding stamps, they are beautiful!!!!
Enjoy your day tomorrow xxx

CPS challenge

This is my spin on this weeks CPS card challenge. Stripey and spotty papers by Daisy D's and flowery paper Bo Bunny, the flower die cut is also Daisy D and brad in centre of flower Bo Bunny.
Ribbon I have had for ages in stash and I got these chipboard letters today from local chemist, aren't they lovely, and wait for it ....... they were 99p, so 3 packs were got and im definitely getting more.
So that these weeks challenge , I shall now pop over to let them know ive done me homework {lol}

Im off to bed, night night xx

Monday, 30 July 2007

Tagged!!! by Becky Stewart

So I have been tagged again and have to list 7 more things about myself and this is getting tough as I am struggling what to list, I shall keep it short though and I really hope im not repeating what I have already told you all. Ok now who shall I TAG!!!

1} I have green eyes and blonde hair {from a bottle}, "the hair" , not the eyes!! {LOL}

2} I cannot swim {and have no desires to learn}

3} I cant drive, I failed my test at 23, was gutted about it at the time, but now, I am so thankful for the guy who failed me, as I would have no patience whatsoever.

4} I am one of 3 girls in my family, an older sister by 18 months and younger one by 5 years.

5} My favourite medical drama has to be HOUSE, I think he is so funny.

6} My favourite sitcom would have to be King of Queens, as Arthur in it is an absolute hoot.

7} Im not a trouser person, more skirts and boots.

Sharon {dewdrop Inn}

Eeffie {Eeffie's world}

Jo {Here I go again}

Jackie {Jackies Space}

Emila {Weekend stamper}

Audrey {Faerie Wings}

Caroline O

Ok hope that didn't bore you all too much, cause im sittin here half asleep, just been to dentist today got another absess and on more anti-biotics.

Sunday, 29 July 2007

New tag

If you are wondering what the latest logo is about, its a new kind of tag I received this evening.

You can get the details about it here so I thank Domineca from Crafty in Calgary for nominating me for this kind award/tag. Just going to list 5 to pass it on to :

I have been tagged by Becky Stewart, so I will do that this week sometime Becky {thanks Becky}
Have a great day tomorrow xx

The WINNER!!!!!

Okay, as you can see Flo has won the blog candy, Flo this is your lucky weekend!!! I couldn't believe it whenever Craig drew your name from the entries, as I had told him I was sending you a birthday card. So Flo CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!
I will get it out to you this week sometime and ENJOY!!!
Had to write all the entries as no ink left in my printer {lol}
Thanks to all who took part!!
More candy in future xxxx

Saturday, 28 July 2007

All checked out

This is my first time entering Daring cardmakers challenges. This weeks challenge was set by Jane, and all checked out was the theme.
My base card is made from American crafts paper {though is thicker than regular paper}
I punched out a square scallop from 7 gypsies paper & hinged my card using Heidi Grace flocked chipboard embellishments and attaching them with polka dot brads {papermania} to co-ordinate with paper. The 4 pink squares are again flocked chipboard by Heidi Grace and stamped image by Hero arts, dont know who makes the ribbon, but I love it as it has little hearts on it. Did the scalloped edge thing again with my stampin up punch and part of my card is cut away, but you cant see it, the way I have photographed it. A dotty rub on border is there too if you look closely {american crafts}
Going to pop over to them to leave my details. Hope you all had a great day??
Drawing the winner tomorrow night, so all the best to all who entered :) xx

Happy Birthday Flo

This is for Flo, from Flossie goes Hi-tech, its her birthday today and she is an excellent blogger,
visits everybody and leaves lovely comments to all their lovely work, So Flo this is for you and a BIG HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU!!!!! send me your address so I can post this to you.
Hopefully I will have something later

Bye for now xx

Happy mail

This is what I call "happy mail". This cute little handmade scissor protector is the work of Lucy from Starlight. She has a little shop on etsy, and has the cutest little things ever. I just loved this so much when I seen it, that I had to have one.
Most of it is made with felt and all hand stitched so beautifully together, if you get a chance check out her little shop.
I am loving etsy at the moment, such talented people out there and their beautiful handcrafted stuff, just amazes me. I have ordered beautiful buttons too from Adrienne Looman, and cant wait til they arrive {they are stunning} and she has a new book coming out on doodling!!!!
Well I have nothing of my own work tonight as the mojo bug caught up with me, but I shall sleep it off and hopefully have something fresh and new tomorrow.
Night night, sleep tight & dont let the mojo bite {lol} xx

Wednesday, 25 July 2007

Blog candy

Im back!!!! gettin this posted quickly between connection on/off ," playin me up, pain in the neck, call it what you like"
Last post was post number 50, so to celebrate and a small thank you a li'l bit of candy {no you cant eat it} but you can have a little play and make some nice things for yourselves.
A Heidi Swapp stamp {all my love sentiment}
3 x Queen&Co hook ups {you go girl, chillin & baby cakes}
2 x packs of Pebbles Inc. {bobbypins love & square sliders}
Not much, just a token, so join in for a chance to win, I will post winner Sunday night!!

Take care xx

CPS card challenge

This is my spin on this weeks card challenge, which I enjoy entering every week, its great fun and keeps your ideas flowing. Products used are, Heidi Swapp chipboard flower, whch I roughly sanded edges with nail file, button from stash, the flower image is actually white, dont know why its blue {must be flash on camera} , pink paper with brown dots {american crafts} and I scalloped edge of a piece of MM paper and punches little holes. If you take a closer look I have sanded all the papers edges to give a little worn look. Forgot to say, before I made this card I chopped off a little bit first so I could attach the scalloped edge paper.
Having terrible internet connection problems, the guy will be out tomorrow to fix it.
I hopefully {in between this going on and off line} will post up blog candy later, so you can leave a little comment if you want to join in.
This has just went off line AGAIN!!! whoops on again {lol}
See ya later {hopefully} xx


I dont know what it is about us card makers/scrappers, that we start lovin beads!! But this is my dolly bangle from A string of beads , and the last 2 on right side {speckled one and red & white polka dots, also dolly beads} the other 5 are from Manda at Mangobeads, very talented people. I have more { I wont say how many, went a little bit mad for a while there} so now I need a bracelet {giggle} "Everything is, I need, I want , I must have it"
I just thought I would share another one of my loves with you. Talkin about LOVES!! My fiancee, will not let me take a photo of him {my big honey} I know, im soppy, was sobbing my heart out on sunday night at Titanic, I wouldn't mind , but I have seen it at least 7 or 8 times. ah well nothing wrong with a bit of romance.
Thats all I have to share tonight, apart from a few little embellishments arrived today, for a blog candy, its not a lot, but its nice, I will post it up tomorrow night. Just a wee thank you to all the lovely people I have met, crafters are really nice people, dont you agree??
Stay Happy, take care xxx

Tuesday, 24 July 2007

My Gran

This photo is very precious to me, its my gran {or was, she passed away just over 4 years ago} she is the lady sitting, with her christmas stocking, given to her by the eldest of her family, her sister who is also like a gran to me {she is coming 87} you will have seen her in a previous LO I did.
I didn't want to follow the Christmas theme on this LO, so I just used my nice Bo Bunny papers and bits and pieces of embellishments, including a Heidi heart {I really need more}
I did a little bit of doodling, I cant believe it , I DOODLED!! yay!!
I have no journalling on it yet, im tryin my best to get into the swing of journalling, I just need time {lol} There are some rub ons here and there too {like me rub ons}, also some stitching, very subtle, so if you click on the pic it should enlarge for you and pricked my thumb {it was bleeding} but managed to keep the messy thumb off the papers.
Im off now for my wee browse about blogs, catch up with new friends I have made, so enjoy tomorrow xx

Monday, 23 July 2007


I received this lovely card from Laura {The Stampin Soldier} friday, sorry Laura im only getting to show it off now, been busy trying to get things made and ready to post. Any how just wanted to say thank you very very much, it was lovely to receve happy mail.

I will be back later with a LO, im working on :)

See ya all later


Saturday, 21 July 2007

Melissa Phillips card challenge

I decided to take part in Melissa Phillips card challenge, since im doing nothing else today.
So 5 things Melissa would like to be added to the card are :
a heart
The paper is all from the englsh paper co. {so that took in the stripes & plaid}
The heart is from rebeccas scrapbooking stash {I added the stitches, brad & with love tag}
rub-ons {bracket & fancy frame from american crafts} the miss you sentiment was lying around my craft desk forever, so long I dont know who its by or where its from {lol} And thats it,hopefully!! The reason it ended up as a "miss you" card, is because it was the only sentiment I could find that fits in frame :)
Does anyone have anyone they miss?? Well if you do post me a comment and I will choose whoever needs it the most.
Oh and before I forget, disappointment with my little sewing machine, I dont know if its something im doing wrong or what, but one minute it sews, then not and sew on and sew on..
Then the needle fell out, WHAT AM I DOING WRONG!!!
So it could mean that the good ole singer might be getting a dust off and brought to use after
goodness knows how many years...
happy crafting xx

Friday, 20 July 2007


This is a card I made a little while ago and never got round to posting it. I then seen my blogging pal Jackie had beautiful cards all Holywood themed on her blog {nip over for a nosey}, so it reminded me of my beautiful Audrey Hepburn stamp that I had searched over 2 years for and eventually found it on ebay {phew} So I had nothing prepared for to post and I thought why not pop this one on. Its just a very straightforward simple card stamped and layered and background paper is by 7 Gypsies.

I loved the film Breakfast at Tiffany's, and of course as soon as moon river started.. that was me tears {lots of them} I am a softie at movies like this and I must confess, I really did think you could have Breakfast at Tiffany's {red face now} and was disappointed when I was told "no you cant" {there was nearly more tears, lol}

Anyway enough of me babbling on about tears.
Enjoy your weekend

Wednesday, 18 July 2007

This weeks entry for CPS!!!!!

Well here is my entry for this weeks CPS card challenge, what a panic!! I had no circle cutter and when I was out yesterday at craft shop, it was little sewing maching {last one left} or circle cutter, so you all know which one won.
Anyhow I really wanted to used paper, I did try freehand cutting circles from paper but not perfect enough, so the only other thing I feel you can get away with cutting a circle is good ole felt. I hand stitched them {I definitely need slapped after getting machine to do this job for me} but haven't even threaded it yet, need to look at leaflet, I have got as far as inserting the batteries {and I got Craig to do that}
There is a red and white polka dot brad in centre of the two flowers, but flash has caught it, I hand stitched the li'l buttons and a bit of bling bling and ribbon.
Thats it folks , nothing over exciting, so im off to let the ladies at CPS know, card is done.

Talk tomorrow, have a great day xx

Tuesday, 17 July 2007

Sew excited!!!!

I have been out all day with my friend, we headed up to Coleraine, and had a great day!!
And look what I bought..... the little mini sewing machine, it is so dinky. Now gotta work out how to use it, im sure it wont be rocket science. I am looking forward to sewing on cards and scrapping and maybe the odd hem or two that might need stitchin {lol} anyway I have just forgot to get batteries for it {silly me!!} I went to Crafters and Co in Coleraine, excellent shop and service, a lovely girl named Sara owns it and is a pleasure to go in to. She stocks loads of beautiful papers, stamps, embellishments, you name it , all the up to date ranges that we all love.
I got Bo Bunny paper and brads and a few other bits and bobs, so never mind Bo Bunny, im a happy bunny now that I got my craft fix.
I need to get a bit of work posted up here, but as you all know sometimes its hard to get a post done everyday, but loving you all popping in saying hello and leaving lovely comments.
I have sent away for a little bit of blog candy, so as soon as it arrives, i'll get it on screen and you can leave a comment for a chance to grab it.
So take care and enjoy tomorrow


Monday, 16 July 2007

And the 5 awards go to?????????

Hi, back again with my 5 blogging buddies I would like to have Rockin Girl Blogger!!!!






Congratulations guys, you deserve it!!!!!!!

Rockin Girl Blogger Award!!!!!

Well, I opened my comments this morning I found that I had been nominated for the Rockin Girl Blogger Award, I am over the moon to be chosen, by the ever so talented blogger pal of mine Wati, many thanks Wati, you ROCK TOO, and it came in PINK, even better still, so im thrilled to bits!! I think I now have to nominate 5 blogger buddies, who I think rock and would like them to have this lovely Award displayed on their blog, I shall name them later . See you all later xx

Sunday, 15 July 2007

Polka dot felt flower

Hi there, well I sat down late last night and came up with this little card and I must admit I do love it, using 2 polka dot flowers I purchased from rebeccas scrapbooking stash, I assembled
a little flower, stitching round them with bright yellow thread and a little button from Marlou's stash {lol} I cut myself out the stem and leaves from some felt I already have and stitched too.
Then made meself a li'l birdie {he turned out cute} and the white rub on is from Melissa Frances. Also not forgetting good ole bazzill card for the actual card itself.
Feel much better today , thanks for all the lovely comments, much loved :) First to post a comment can have this wee card, and I shall send it to you.
Enjoy your day

Saturday, 14 July 2007


Hi there, no work done to post, my health is up and down at moment, so need to get a few things together to post up for you all. Having a bit of crafters block, I think thats what you call it, just needing new inspiration, so im sure it will come if I dont get too anxious about it.
I am posting up a little pic of Benji, isn't he gorgeous, he is Craigs mums dog, a Havanese and an absolute sweetheart {love him so much}
I would like to get one of my own when im married, they are a treasure to have around, and needless to say he is spoilt, so hard not to spoil him {just look at him}
I shall say goodnight and hopefully have something for tomorrow.

Be happy :) xx

Friday, 13 July 2007

Tagged AGAIN!!!!

Ok I have been tagged again, second time in a short time so here are 7 more things about me
and then a list of 7 more who I shall tag, its gonna be hard as I dont know a lotta bloggers yet and I dont want to tag the same 7 again, so please take it as a compliment and good fun!!!

1} I used to have an extra bone in my left foot {removed when I was 13}

2} In my whole lifetime, I have moved 9 times {phew}

3} Billie Piper shares the same birthday as me {22nd sept}

4} I like to dip choclate in my tea {minger}

5} I hate mayonaise

6} last movie I seen was fantastic four {the latest one}

7} When I was a child I used to collect fancy rubbers & postage stamps

There you have it another 7 useless bits of information about me {lol}

Ok the following im going to tag are:


crafty Kate

Kimberly {welcome home :)}





Thursday, 12 July 2007

Hi there, My internet connection has been down, and boy have I missed it. When you are so used to it and then its not there, its awful!!! any how hopefully thats it ok now. This is a wee thanks card I made a few days ago, using 7 gypsies {fifth ave} paper, Heidi Swapp chipboard flower and a lovely giant green button for centre of flower and just a bit of ribbon and the sentiment is rub ons. I used a very light pink bazzzill cardstock for card itself.

I sat down last night to try and do a bit of scrapbooking and nothing creative was coming to mind, its annoying when this happens to us crafters, but suppose its our brain taking a wee rest to come up with more ideas.

So thats all I have to show you today, and I just found out I've been tagged AGAIN!!!! so I will sort that out later, so much to catch up on.

Have a great day xx

Monday, 9 July 2007

CPS card challenge

Hi crafters!! :) this is my spin on this weeks CPS card challenge. Im really enjoying them, I look forward to sunday evening when the new sketch is posted, then I getta thinkin!!
Do you recognise the paper? Its the yummy Heidi Grace paper I showed you a couple of weeks ago. They are all double sided, excellent quality, you should treat yourselves :)
I used felt for my embellishment, cutting a little blue panel adding stitching and then cutting a heart too, adding stitching, then to finish ric rac and a paper flower with a love elsie button which I stiched on, took me longer than it would normally to wizz up a card, but I enjoyed it.
Going to pop over there now to let them know its posted here.
Have a great day tomorrow

Sunday, 8 July 2007

Flower card

Hi there, here's another wee card I made last night. I scored the card to make like a book binding effect and added 2 little making memories button brads {these are just the cutest brads around}
The large flower chipboard was out of a rak I won from Fiona Carter, not long before I started up my blog, also the yellow velvet flower was another goodie from rak. I covered the flower with doodlebug paper, sanding the edges with a good ole nail file. The rest is just, use me up stuff from my craft stash. I am running out of this shaped card and I love them, they were reduced last year in Belfast, Bradbury Graphics from 50p to 10p a card {old wedding stock} and I love the rugged edge it has to it, the card itself would feel like a soft water- colour cardstock, WHAT AM I GOING TO DO????? Any how enough of my moaning, im off now for another surf around the web and a bit of blog hopping to visit friends. Before I forget, do you like my elsie fan logo , well a big thanks to Lucy, from Starlight, she designed it and gave me permission to use it, I think its so cool, as I am an Elsie fan, and she actually played tag when I hadn't a clue who to tag last week and I picked Elsie as one of them, I would doubt very much if she reads my blog, but I thank her anyway and to all the others who played too.

Enjoy tomorrow

Friday, 6 July 2007

My Baptism

Hi all, well this is my layout on my baptism as promised I would publish as soon as I got papers etc.... Im stilling learning were my scrapbooking is concerned, so I know with time I can achieve the results I want, at the moment im still at the beginning stage, but we all gotta start somewhere, right?
The sentiment stickers are cardboard stickers from Karen Foster and the green base is bling bazzil {lovin it} There is a bit of Heidi Swapp ribbon made into a tab, {take a closer look} and I am so sorry but the water paper is stuck down and I forgot to remember the name of it, if it comes to mind I will let you know. Thats about it apart from my B {for Baptism} is inked and these are from Rusty Pickle and I borrowed my friends Stampin up word window punch to journal and I journalled a scripture from the Bible.
So there you have it....... Have a great weekend!! I know a lot of you are off on vacation, but for those of you who aren't, happy scrapping and card making.
Before I forget I did promise card to first comment, so Mandy if you are reading this , I will send it to Steff's for you.
Take care

Thursday, 5 July 2007


We all need friends, no matter who we are, what we do or where we are from. So today I decided to make a FRIENDS card. The card base is made from left over bazzil, and the lovely
paper I bought from Forget Me Not craft shop Belfast {who sell stacks of yummy papers}
too many to choose from, its by EK success and the friends sentiment is a rub on, by Autumn leaves. I decided to round the corners with my new punch, received this morning :)
and I have used a rub on {Autumn leaves} on the paper flower and added a brad pitt {lol}
and a bit of ric rac to finish it. Now the question is, who shall I send it to???? If any of my new
blogger friends are interested, I shall send it to first one who leaves comment {I think that is fair way}
Take care
Happy crafting xx

Wednesday, 4 July 2007

CPS challenge

This is this weeks CPS card challenge, I nearly wasn't posting it : ( it was one of those days
were I couldn't think!!! so I just decided, fla that, im posting it anyway, someone might like it even if I dont. I made the star from chipboard covered in love elsie paper, also background
paper by elsie too. The rest is just....... please use me up stuff!!!
Any how , im off to bed now, got a class tomorrow morning, so im up early! {I dont do early}

Talk tomorrow
Take care xx

Tuesday, 3 July 2007

I've been TAGGED!!!!!

Well im only at this game two and a half weeks and I've been tagged by Flossie {thanks Flossie}

Here are 7 things about me ......

1) I was suspended from school at 16, for 3 weeks for getting a skinhead
2) Im totally freaked by spiders
3) My favourite colour is PINK!!!
4) I would love to be able to play the piano {maybe someday}
5) Winter is my favourite time of the year
6) I would love to go up in a hot air balloon
7) I love old black and white movies {James Stewart is a fave}

ok now time for me to TAG the following.........

Leigh {lol}







sorry about this ladies, I dont know that many yet {forgive me}

Li'l love birds

Here's another little birdie one!! Just love birdies and hearts. I think this would make a lovely wedding or engagement card or maybe even invitations {my own maybe?}
Dont worry I will show you all my invitations nearer the time, haven't started them yet but have a fair idea what I want.
The spotty paper is by K&Co and I just printed off the sentiment and not forgetting Heidi Swapp heart, I think I have only 2 left {panic starting to set in}, ribbon from stash drawer.
Im off now to get the rest of my wee class kits ready for tomorrow, so until tomorrow.......
Take care & scrap with love xx

Monday, 2 July 2007

Little birdie card

Hi everyone, hope you all had a great weekend. I wasn't feeling very well over the weekend,not too bad today. I have to head to town this afternoon to pick up some craft materials for
a class im taking this wednesday at my local hospital.
I made this little card over the weekend and im pleased with it as I was able to relax in front of tv while I was stitching the little bird, I think he's cute.
I just cut out a template of a bird and cut round him and added the stitching. I love felt as its so easy to cut and you never end up with raggy edges. The paper is more of the samantha collection and the rest is just stuff from the nice tidy craft drawer {lol} I have another little birdie one im working on, so it should be finished for posting up tomorrow. Enjoy your day and thanks for all the lovely comments.
Take care xx