Friday, 20 December 2013

♥ Merry Christmas ♥


I would like to wish you all a very Merry Christmas and blessed 2014
Thank you to all my lovely blogging friends who support me all year, I have made some wonderful friends through blogging and I am truly grateful to each and everyone of you :)
Little Gracie sitting beside our Christmas tree, she loves it! bless her

Blessings!! ♥

Tuesday, 17 December 2013

♥ Christmas ornament ♥

Yesterday I shared with you my little felt tree decorated with colourful buttons.
Well I decided to turn it into a standing ornament by adding a wooden stick and decorated a wooden spool with frayed fabric and baker's twine with 3 jingle bells {these were recycled from a present from Michelle last year :) }
I am delighted how it all came together ;)

Enjoy your evening

Monday, 16 December 2013

♥ "Oh Christmas tree" ♥

I just finished sewing and decorating this felt tree with a selection of colourful buttons :)
I used my Christmas tree shapeabilities dies {the largest tree of the set} and the red bow is cut from a Clearly besotted die.


Have a fab evening ♥ 

Thursday, 12 December 2013

♥ Christmas holly ♥

Today another CAS Christmas card using a lovely little CC Cutters die I bought last year.  I cut them out using some felt and added little red pearls for the berries, the sentiment is from Papertrey.

Thanks for popping by

Wednesday, 11 December 2013

♥ Trio of robin cards ♥

A little trio of Christmas cards to share with you today :)  I bought these gorgeous mulberry paper robin embellishments last year and thought I would make a few cards with them.  The mulberry paper reminds me of when I first started card making many years ago :)  I remember buying a lot of this stuff before learning to stamp and before "Cuttlebugs & die-cutting" were available.
I think these turned out lovely, very CAS ... but thought if I added anything else it would have been too cluttered.
I wasn't too well all last week, so just getting back on my feet again and these were very easy to get me back into the swing of things again ;)

I would like to enter these into two challenges ♥ 

CAS on Sunday ~ Christmas 

Let's craft and create ~ Let's celebrate

Have a lovely evening

Thursday, 5 December 2013

♥ Look what my Mum made ... :) ♥

Look at the most beautiful arrangement my Mum made :) This is her very first one ever and you should see it in real life it is outstanding!!!  I quickly captured a picture of it on my blackberry phone as it is for my Grandmother & Grandfathers grave for Christmas.
Mum started her arrangement by soaking an oasis overnight, she then added some foliage that my neighbour gave her including beautiful holly and berries.
Mum's next step was adding in faux poinsettia which she sprayed with silver paint and a few gold acorns {you can see if you zoom in the photo} My Mum loves flowers and always said to me she would love to do flower arranging, so I encouraged her and she did it!! ;) and she found it so relaxing and calming.
She had her basket with handle all sprayed with gold paint and I am very proud of her and I shall continue to encourage her ... WELL DONE MUM!! ♥♥

Wednesday, 27 November 2013

♥ Let's Craft & Create ~ say it with flowers ♥

I'm joining in the fun again this fortnight with my ole team pals over at Let's craft and create ;) ♥  The theme is "say it with flowers" so this is a little felt rose brooch I made for myself :) :) It has lots of layers, quite plush looking, so I think it would dress up a plain top or a cardigan :) definitely will be making more of these

hugs ♥♥

Tuesday, 26 November 2013

♥ Festive Friday ~ last challenge of 2013 ♥

It's the last challenge of 2013 over at Festive Friday's and you can choose any theme from the past year.  I chose "star element".  I hand stitched 2 felt stars and a heart in the centre {so it has a 3d look, couldn't capture it too well with my camera}... adding a little wooden star to embellish. I thought this sentiment from Papertrey fitted well with this design :)

Thanks for popping by

Thursday, 21 November 2013

♥ Let's craft and create ~ glitter ♥

Let's create and crafts challenge this fortnight is "glitter" ... I hope mine is okay to qualify as mine is more of "sparkle" than actual glitter, but thought I would join in the fun ;)
I made this wee flower brooch for my Mum she looooves brooches :)
I used my Papertrey dies to cut out the flowers layering the different sizes and added some hand stitching and a sparkly bling button.  I am running low on felt ... LOL ... need to stock up :)

Thanks for popping by
enjoy your day!!

Wednesday, 20 November 2013

♥ Rosette felt heart ♥

Another heart to share today  I made this for my cousin and I really love this one ;) I will send it to her as a little surprise as she loves to receive handmade gifts and cards. I used my Wplus9 heart large die and Memorybox small rosette die adding a pearl and leaf.  I think these would look beautiful as little wedding favors or maybe a larger one for the ring bearer

Thanks for stopping by and if you think these would
show interest in my Etsy will you leave me some feedback?
Something to think about for 2014 ;)

Monday, 18 November 2013

♥ butterfly heart ♥

Keeping up with my little felt heart creations, I made this little heart for my Mum in law she just adores butterflies.
This is another great way to stretch your dies and next I want to have a go at some felt brooches ;) So keep popping by and you can see what I create next

Saturday, 16 November 2013

♥ Festive Friday challenge ♥

I made this wee Christmas decoration to enter into the Festive Friday challenge, using felt, die cuts and jute and a jingle bell :)
I love the colour combo, so I thought I would make a decoration instead of a card

Have a lovely weekend

Tuesday, 12 November 2013

I'm on a wee roll making these little felt decorations ;)  I cut out some hearts and flowers and got stitching. Hope you are enjoying seeing my latest little creations

It's a lovely crisp sunny day here in Northern Ireland
Have a lovely day wherever you live

Saturday, 9 November 2013

♥ pink felt Christmas stocking ♥

Back again today with another felt decoration ;) This little decoration was cut out using a Sizzix Christmas stocking bigz die, these dies are amazing!! they can cut through 2 sheets of felt at a time.
The gorgeous felt was sent to me from my lovely wee blogging pal Michelle from The Card Grotto ♥ I decorated the top with ribbon, a white jingle bell, and some pink beaded berries from Ribbon girl.

Have a lovely weekend
and thank you for popping by

Thursday, 7 November 2013

♥ felt applique heart ♥

I made this little felt applique heart yesterday for a very special friend of mine I just love working with felt, I find it very relaxing.  I cut the hearts with Wplus9 die and just free hand cut the leaves and added a little Tilda pink flower button :)

Have a lovely day

Sunday, 3 November 2013

♥ Heartfelt Christmas ♥

What a delight to be able to sit down this afternoon and make this little felt heart Christmas decoration for my mum
I used my Wplus9 heart dies (which also cut through felt like butter) the little tree die is from Clearly besotted and the little heart from Papertrey.  I used jute & a white jingle bell so it can hang from your tree or from a peg rack or door handle
I got these white jingle bells on Ebay ages ago, quite hard to find, does anyone know anywhere else who sells them??

Thanks for popping by

Friday, 1 November 2013

♥ Holiday hugs ♥

I'm getting into the festive mood ... I looove Christmas so much and I really enjoy making my own tags for special peoples Christmas gifts also they are cute to hang on your Christmas tree, I like to do this myself :)
This tag is from Papertrey as is the sentiment, which I stamped on a Lil' inkers stitched banner die cut and the mittens are 3d stickers that I got ages ago and I added a pearl to each mitten and some sheer ruffle ribbon to tone in

Have a fab weekend

Wednesday, 30 October 2013

♥ A card for 3 challenges :) ♥

Hi again ... two days in a row :) :)  I made this card and would like to enter them into the following challenges:

Festive Friday's ~ using a wreath image
Let's Craft and Create ~ CAS
Simon says stamp challenge ~ anything goes

I used Clearly besotted Christmas wreath die which cut through felt like butter :) and just simply added some pearls and a stamped sentiment from Papertrey

Have a lovely day

Tuesday, 29 October 2013

♥ wooden deer ♥

Hi there, I had another admission to hospital last week :(  just for 2 nights, i'm home again and just resting plenty and getting strong.
I so delighted for the CAS look, as this card is really CAS. I found this little wooden reindeer embellishment in my stash and added a red pearl to his nose :) The stamped sentiment is from Papertrey

Hope you are all well and that the storm where you live has passed

Saturday, 19 October 2013

Trouble uploading photo's ... can anyone help ... PLEASE?

Hi, i'm hoping someone can help me. I use Photoscape for editing and brightening my photo's and totally love it.  I blogged my first card the other day first since end of August.  Anyhow they are editing perfect but then when I upload to blogger the photo's are dark and dull and nothing at all like when I have them edited and saved to my files. I don't know why this is happening :(  I have spent hours trying to sort this problem out, even tried using Picasa and Piccy, still no difference.
Is anyone else experiencing this problem?  Is it blogger?  I really don't know and would appreciate any help.



have a fab weekend ♥

Thursday, 17 October 2013

♥ Joy ♥

Well what an absolute "Joy" for me to have made a card for the first time in nearly 2 months :)  It's a very CAS card and my first Christmas card for 2013 so i'm delighted to be able to post it and also enter it into 2 challenges :)
First i want to join in with my old team buddies at Let's Craft and Create .. trim the tree and secondly ... Simon says stamp "Christmas challenge"
My camera is extremely dusty {i'm not joking ... LOL }

Have a fab day ♥
and thanks for stopping by ♥

Saturday, 28 September 2013

♥ A little update ♥

I'm just popping in to say "hello" and just to let you all know I took another set back in my health :(  I am in an awful lot of pain and I am physically not able to make a card which is extremely frustrating, especially as I love to start making my Christmas cards around this time of year.
I just have to take one day at a time and my hands are so so sore I can't describe the pain :(
My speech is great most of the time but mid sentence it's like someone presses a pause button in the brain (",) extremely complex.
All I can say is I miss having my full health and I know I will get there and I so miss my crafting, I feel so teary as I write this post.
I have an amazing and very supportive husband :) and of course my faith in The Lord, so I am blessed and I will get better, I just have to give myself time and baby steps ...

Thanks for popping by as I love to read
your comments and lovely emails, they really
cheer me up ♥ 

Wednesday, 28 August 2013

♥ Simon says stamp ~ anything goes ♥

A very modern CAS card from me today :)  tones in with my blog colours a bit :)
This is the first time I have used my new die-namics "hello" die (think there are around 5 in the set) Cut from kraft card and thought it looked nice against the cool minty chevron design paper from Echo Park and "5" .... enameled dots, also added a little stitched banner and i'm quite pleased how it all came together
I made this for Simon says stamp ~ anything goes challenge ♥

have a lovely week

Sunday, 25 August 2013

♥ Let's craft and create ~ animal antics ♥

I'm  nearly a week late with my card for Let's Craft and Create, just having a hard week with my health.
This is a digi download from Etsy I bought quite a while ago and who doesn't like Winnie the Pooh :)  and of course little "piglet"
I machine stitched the printed download onto craft card and then just onto a regular white card.  I think this would look lovely framed

Enjoy your weekend

Friday, 23 August 2013

♥ Winner ~ chosen by "Gracie" ♥

Thank you to all "3" people who left a comment for my blog being 6 years old, I thought I would have had a little more support than 3 :(
Anyhow,  I just rolled up 3 bits of paper and Gracie lifted one in her mouth ... LOL and it was Karen!! :) :)
I shall pop your goodies in the post Karen