Monday, 31 December 2007

Nearly There!!!

The clock is ticking ...............

Saturday, 29 December 2007

New Look for the Coming New Year!

Well...that's it!
Christmas has been and gone for another year... Or has it???
There was just Daisy and I for most of Christmas Day as Dave was working nights, and so still needed some sleep, and the other girls were at their dad's. They are due back Monday bringing with them Christmas Day No2! And Christmas Day No3 will take place in February when my brother-in-law returns - on leave- from overseas.
I decided to pack away the Christmas touch to my blog as the green was a bit heavy on the eyes for too long! Hope you like the 'New Look'
Thank you all so much for coming to visit my blog and thank you for leaving such lovely messages x
Hoping you all had a lovely Christmas and looking forward to New Year celebrations!

Monday, 24 December 2007

Time (and paint) on Their Hands...

...the clock for Grandma and Grandad ...

and a rare sight!

All my little girls xxxx

I would like to take this opportunity to wish all of my 'blog' friends a


Friday, 21 December 2007

Where Does Time Go???

Answer... To friends and family

I made a CD clock a while ago and am now completely hooked! Only thing was, I hadn't got any more 'old' I've used Mountboard instead.

Thursday, 20 December 2007

More Christmas Cards

Another selection of the cards I have made this year...

I haven't managed to get as many made as I'd have liked, as time was against me. I must try and start them earlier next year!!

The 'Real' Christmas Story

This is a selection of the cards I made with a bit more of a 'real' Christmas theme to them.

It's good to remember the true meaning of Christmas .

Monday, 10 December 2007

Song Book...

I came across this notebook stamp whilst looking for something else...sound familiar?

So...production on the former idea was put on hold while I went off at a tangent! Not sure how it looks to you's only about an inch and a half by an inch.

Sunday, 9 December 2007

My Little Shining Lights...

I sat with the children on Saturday to make Christmas lanterns. I thought they did so well they deserved some credit for their hard here they are...........

As they were merrily colouring I thought...If you can't beat them ...join them!
So this is my quick effort!

With more time and a bit (well, a lot!) more thought these would make great decorations

Thursday, 6 December 2007

Father Christmas...

Father Christmas is the theme for this fortnight's Fat Page challenge on Craftswap...and I have actually done it !!!

I know that I am now talking to myself as you have all fainted on the floor, but I'll carry on anyway!

I have used a 4'' x 4'' piece of mountboard, covered it in a piece of HOTP Christmas paper and inked the edges with a Cats Eye Maroon coloured chalk ink pad. The vintage Father Christmas picture has been layered and and added to the square with a piece of ribbon and a 'Joyful Memories' bookplate secured with brads.

Ho, Ho, Ho.....

'Time' for a friend...

This is something that I made for a dear friend of mine.... I couldn't think of a better gift to give her than 'time' as she has given me so much of hers.
Despite a difficult year for herself, she has always been there for me.
The main part of the clock is...sorry...was! a's ok, it's not one of OH's fav's!!
I have covered the front with paper from the DCWV Luxury Stack and on the back I have used alcohol inks. The front outer rim was embossed with 'Blue Glass' embossing powder by Heat it Up and the butterfly images are from the ever faithful Tanda Stamps.
Parts of the images have been outlined with sakura pens and I added some flower and leaf embellishments for a bit of texture. The clock mechanism was also from Tanda keeps great time too!
I finished it off by making a couple of holes with my wonderful Crop-o-dile...and added some ribbons and a dangly charm or two at the bottom.

Tuesday, 4 December 2007

Card Gift Box

This is a Christmas gift for my sister, filled with a selection of cards for various occasions.

It's a variation on the wedding box that I made earlier on in the year.

Monday, 3 December 2007

It's Those Mice Again!

I love this House Mouse stamp !

I made several of these cards for my BIL, who is serving in the Middle East, to send home as he'll be out there for Christmas.

They are a simple design as I wanted to keep them flat.I used red leather effect cardstock for the main card and gold mirri card as the base gold layer to add depth to the cards. Then added red liquid pearls to bring out the berries of the punched holly corners.

This is the other type I sent out.

A wide band of ribbon with another little mouse layered on top. The white of his hat is again liquid pearls and 'Merry Christmas' peel offs to finish.

Sunday, 2 December 2007


I've not been able to get online for weeks so this is a bit late... but none the less it's one time in the year that should never be forgotten.

I have used different glazes on the poppies but they are not easy to see on the scanned image.

Sunday, 4 November 2007

Happy Birthday Boys!

Two boys birthdays this cousins little boy was 2 yesterday and the son of a forum friend will be 10 on Wednesday

I used the mini 'Boys' collection from Tanda Stamps to stamp images onto plain white cardstock...then used alcohol inks on acetate, and placed over the top secured with brads. Two pieces of co ordinating ribbon tied on the spine with a shrink plastic trike and tags finished it off.

This image was stamped using a blue Brilliance inkpad...chalk inkpad smudged on the edges and mounted onto silver lined holographic card...the simple but effective look!

Happy Birthday Boys!


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