Thursday, 31 July 2008

Belated class effort

This was going to be my Tuesday craft class lesson but I never got there - have been bedded for a couple of days. Am still feeling very tired but at least I am up and around today so thought I would post the lesson sample anyway. My one lady [the other is still in hospital] wants to do some decoupage so I came up with this simple medallion which I got from the Fred she said site. I made up a sheet on Microsoft Publisher and the background is also a Fred she said. I am hoping to see her maybe tomorrow and pass on the stuff so she can have a go at making it up herself.

A bit of Nestabilites, Fisker's edging Water punch, ribbon and flowers and we are all set.

Monday, 28 July 2008


Made this with some Fred she said flowers for a friend who is a bit depressed at the moment. Hope she likes it.

Monday Blues

Monday again, and although I am feeling loads better still don't feel 100% myself, just can't put my finger on it, so to speak. Well was going out to lunch with a friend today but she phoned and cancelled as she wasn't feel too good either.
Will gives me time to catch up on some stuff and post this card which I made yesterday. Another Rachelle Anne Miller stamp which I bought and love, hope you like it too!

Papers DCWV, Ribbon & flowers from stash, stamp coloured with Prisma pencils

Sunday, 27 July 2008

Blog Candy up for Grabs!

My wonderful crafting friend Bev has some gorgeous blog candy ladies so pop over for a visit and you won't be disappointed viewing her blog and the beautiful cards that she makes. Good luck!

Saturday, 26 July 2008

Yet Another Award!

I've been given another award! Thank you so much Greta.

The Rules
1. Only 5 people allowed
4 have to be dedicated followers of your blog
3.One has to be new or recently new to your blog & live in a different part of the world
4.You must link back to whoever gave you the award

Quite simple really. It's a way of saying thank you to those who take time out for wonderful comments to boost your day.

It's going to be very hard to choose. Right here goes -
I choose to nominate

Angelic Annemarie


Wylde Women Award [twice no thrice]!

Update 27/7/08 - Once again awarded this from Cazz thank you so so much.

Just received this today from
Karen J and Margaret A thank you both it's much appreciated and certainly brightened my day!

It's the Wylde Women Award and the rules are as follows:

1. You can give it to one or one hundred or any number in between - it's up to you. Make sure you link to their site in your post.
2. Link back to this blogsite ( so Tammy can go visit all these wonderful women.and remember the Purpose of the Award:
To send love and acknowledgment to women who brighten your day, teach you new things and live their lives fully with generosity and joy.
So without further ado I'm going to pass this on to:-

Pam [Peejay's ramblings]

Jak [Crafters Kitchen]
Cazz [The Cazz Bar]

Thursday, 24 July 2008


Well no crafting today folks, I did try but this neuralgia is so painful I can hardly concentrate on my stamping. Gave it up and just been browsing other blogs instead. Hope to be back soon with some new work. Take care everyone and haste ye back.......

Wednesday, 23 July 2008

Another Challenge

I am suffering badly from neuralgia today and popping painkillers like sweets. Thought I would have a go at another challenge to keep my mind of off the pain. This week it is Papertake Weekly Challenge. I used one of my new stamps from Rachelle Anne Miller and my Prisma pencils. A bit fiddly to do as image has loads of colours in it. Papers are from Kate Knight and rest is from my stash.

Hope you like it and thanks for dropping by........

Tuesday, 22 July 2008

Kick Stand Card

Tuesday and my volunteer day, will find out which card my customer picks today!
Meantime to keep you folks going I have made another Sarah Kay card and borrowed
the idea of the Kick Stand card from
Bev - hope she doesn't mind.

Colours are actually greens, lilacs and white but does not show up in photo well. i.e. tag is lilac!
Haste ye back..............

Monday, 21 July 2008


Monday again, another week and hopefully some nice weather on its way. Today is gorgeous here, warm and sunny which I crave! After doing some clearing up, washing etc I made another card for my customer so that she has a choice - either the Fred said flowers or this one. Which one do you think she will choose?

Decoupaged water lily and glazed it, added background paper, nestabilities, ribbon and jewels from stash.

UPDATE - she choose the Fred said flowers card!

Sunday, 20 July 2008

Son's Birthday

I also made a card for my oldest son's birthday and as he is a football fan I thought the La Pashe series would be perfect. I mounted the card onto a canvas back so that he can hang it like a small picture and I also made a box for it. Hope you like it.

Haste ye back................


Thought I would show you some pictures of my flowers from the garden. Considering the weather we have been having they are not bad [if I say so myself]. What do you think?

Busy Lizzies
RoseDianthusChocolate Cosmos



I know a lot of you ladies like to make decoupage sheets and background ones with flowers so feel free to download the pictures if you would like to use them.

Friday, 18 July 2008

More Blog Candy!

Some lovely blog candy up for grabs over on Marlene's website. Worth checking out girls and great site too.

Thursday, 17 July 2008


Feeling real poorly today so not doing much on my blog. Have terrible headaches and my neck, back and shoulders really hurt, even my sight is blurred. Asked OH to take in something for the tea as I don't feel up to cooking tonight. Will hopefully feel more like myself tomorrow and back into some crafting.
Take care all. Haste ye back........

Wednesday, 16 July 2008

Fred's Flowers

I just couldn't resist buying some of Fred's Flowers after seeing first Karen and then Annmarie's cards made with the sheets. I just love them okay a bit fiddly cutting out with my arthritis but still loved doing them. Have a customer in mind for it so I do hope she likes it.

Fred She Said sheets, brads, ribbon & jewels from stash

Hope you like them too 'cause I will be making more. Haste ye back..........

Monday, 14 July 2008

Sarah Kay /Spoonful of Sugar Challenge

Monday again and a beautiful day here so I have been doing the dreaded word h****w**k. Did some washing, dusting duh! and some weeding in the garden. Stopped this pm to make another Sarah Kay card, just love these sweet stamps.
Have decided to enter it into the Spoonful of Sugar Challenge this week.

Used my new nestabilites and Faber Castell water pencils again
K & Co papers and grand adhesions

Would love your comments on this one!

Sunday, 13 July 2008

Sarah Kay Challenge 2

Well finally the painter finished on Friday and my new Sarah Kay stamps and nestabilities arrived. I had to wait until I had got the kitchen back into some kind of order before I could have a play with them.
I noticed the Sarah Kay challenge so thought I would have a go......

Click on picture to enlarge

I used Faber Castell pencils to colour her in and the papers used are K & Co.
The rest ribbon, jewel's, flowers all from my stash

Saturday, 12 July 2008

Blog Candy

Just been over to Maya's blog where she is giving away some blog candy. Certainly worth a look and a wonderful site too.

Here is the link Maya

Thursday, 10 July 2008

Another Award

I have just won an award for the second time around. Thank you so much Pam for that will have to have a serious think on who I am going to nominate this time as running out of ideas!

Let u know later who I nominate.

Now I need to pass this on to the blogs that inspire me, the rules for this award:
1. The winner can put the logo on her blog.
2. Link the person you received your award from.
3. Nominate at least 7 other blogs.
4. Put links of those blogs on yours.
5. Leave a message on the blogs you've nominated.

My nominations are:
Kath Teabelly
Ann Marie

I know it should be 7 but have run out of people as everyone seems to have had the award now. All brilliant crafters and bloggers.

Wednesday, 9 July 2008


Well the painter is here at last, so while I am banished to my dining room I thought I would make a card for one of the ladies that comes to my crafting class as she is in hospital.
Hopefully she will be back home next week and feeling a bit better.

I played around with some more of my stamps, really getting back into stamping with all the brilliant blogs on the go just now.
Click on the picture to enlarge

I used a Hero Arts stamp and also some of my Rubber Tapestry stamps for around the edges and the butterfly. The inks are Brilliance dew drops and Versa Color, Laura Ashley papers and some from my stash. The flower is coffee and streaked with the Brilliance dew drops which gave it a lovely two tone colour but the picture does not do it justice.

I've been Tagged!

Looks like I have been well and truly tagged by Joanie, [might have been by Cazz a while back but was on holiday] so here goes ladies......

What was I up to 10 years ago........

I was working as an Administration Manager for a small double glazing firm. I loved my job as I was my own boss more or less and left to run the office apart from an office junior to help. Due to ill health I had to give it up in 2002 and am now retired. Previously I had been a Lettings Officer with Scottish Homes another job which I loved but was made redundant in 1997 the same year I started with the glazing company.

5 Things to do list......................
1. Get some washing done.
2. Clean up after the painter has left.
3. Update by blog!
4. Go make some cards
5. Catch with my friends on the forum!

Snacks I enjoy....................
Any kind of fruit I love, strawberries and cherries being my absolute favourites, the odd packet of raisins, a fruit scone as an occasional treat, I loved a bit of chocolate now and again but now it's a no no because of my diabetes. Mostly I sit at my computer with just drinks of water to keep me going. Sounds boring eh!

Things I would do if I was a Millionaire.............
Firstly I would see that my family had their dream homes and some money in the bank to make them feel secure.
I would buy a house with a gorgeous view and big enough to have that all important craft room that I have always wanted. I would then go on a holiday to all the places in the world I have longed to visit and spend more time with our extended family in Canada.
I would hire a chef to cook for me all the healthy foods that I am supposed to eat and not have to worry about calories anymore as someone else would do that for me! Maybe even my own weight trainer - who knows!
I would give generously to all my favourite charities and it would be so nice to have some money left in the bank to be able to just go out and spend - craft shops look out!

Places I have lived............
That's an easy one as apart from Brechin for the last 4 years I have lived in various parts of Aberdeen all my life.

Thats all my questions answered, all I have to do now is Tag some people!

The people I will Tag are.................

Margaret A

I hope it got it right and sorry folks if you have been tagged before.

Tuesday, 8 July 2008

Tuesday craft

Tuesday again and off to do my voluntary work again. Didn't have a clue what to do this time so opted for making a bookmark to get the ladies used to stamping and using inks. I used my rubber tapestry stamps, versa inks and will have a go at getting them to use a crop-a-dile - should be fun!

Had a look at my stamps and decided to use one of my favourites and made this card.

Click on picture to enlarge

Haste ye back.....

Monday, 7 July 2008

Sympathy cards

In my excitement of receiving an award almost forgot to post pictures of latest cards I have made. Again they are for sad occasions but I suppose we have to do them along with the happy ones like birthdays, etc.

Hope everyone had a lovely weekend and haste ye back.........

Click on pictures to enlarge

I just love these new cuttlebug embossing borders
Papers used were from Laura Ashley range
Pearls and ribbon from stash