Sunday, 31 October 2010

Happy Halloween !

Ghostly greetings to you all !

As promised I have remembered to show you my Halloween themed flower arrangement
There was another cute little ghost hiding around the back ............

I must admit I don't really 'get' Halloween but I did make a little card as Sophie went to a party last night. It was also a good excuse to use my new Make a Monster set !

Soo much fun to play with -expect more monsters in the future !

Okay off for a night out on my broomstick lol ! x

Friday, 29 October 2010

Getting organised

Evening all,

Guess what I've been doing this afternoon..................wrapping Christmas pressies !!!

Yes I know it's sad but I was fed up of the bags everywhere in my craft room - I can only work in a mess if it's my mess lol !

They are ready to be sent to Santa now so the space has now been filled with my new Elegant Soiree design papers which came yesterday and I just keep looking at and stroking ! Is it me or do they smell nice too ?

Todays card is very quick and simple but the colours (Basic Black and Melon Mambo ) make it look striking.

Vintage Vogue and sentiment from Occasional Greetings. Very easy to make when you need a quick card - I think I will be trying this again in different colour combinations !

Off to phone Santa to tell him to expect a delivery , wonder if he uses the UPS man lol !!!

Wednesday, 27 October 2010


Hi all , hope you are having a good half- term.

We have had a few busy days, took the girls to see the Illuminations at Blackpool and as it was absolutely freezing we had a fun day in the Tower. The circus was brill and it was fun walking over the glass square at the top of the Tower.

We also went to watch Wolves play Man Utd at Old Trafford in the Carling Cup. Hubby was devastated that Wolves lost 3 -2 with only 33 secs left !!! I think they need to concentrate on the League anyway lol!

Did some Christmas shopping too at the Trafford Centre so as my spare room now looks in complete chaos I thought I would show you a Christmas card using Dasher.

This stamp is such good value at £7.95 and makes it so easy to make cards in large numbers.
Colours are Basic Black and Real Red and due to the freezing weather in Blackpool on Monday , I have given Dasher a little scarf to keep him warm lol !

Sunday, 24 October 2010

Crumb Cake

Morning all on this very frosty morning,

I'm normally up early on a Sunday morning doing the ironing ( I always leave it til the last possible day cos I hate it lol ) but today as Hubby and the girls are off next week and there are no vital uniforms/shirts required I thought I would talk to you instead !!

Whilst making my recent pirate cards I used a pack of 'Neutrals' that I must confess had been neglected due to all the other lovely colours I've got, and inside I discovered Crumb Cake !

Yes, I don't know where I've been either but I think it's one of those colours that only 'comes alive' when you start using it !
Guess which colour I used it with ................ Baja Breeze, I'm sooo predictable lol !

Love the little owl ! Oh and yes I have had some new square Nesties and I love them!

Don't know why I hadn't discovered Crumb Cake before -it matches perfectly in my hall where I take a lot of my photos !

Suppose I better go and do a bit of ironing - I'm sure the skinny jeans will be required ( Girls not Hubby lol !) x

Friday, 22 October 2010

Last of the Pirates

Hi, hope you are all well.

I did manage to go to floristry this week , but as we have half term next week ,we did a Halloween design today. As it's a little bit early yet I thought I would save that and show you nearer the date - if I don't forget !

Todays card is the last of my unofficial pirate week - bit more traditional this time .......

Like the White Kraft ink to make the background. Colours are Real Red, Basic Black and Basic Grey.

Thanks again Jules for the pirate images - I've loved playing with them !

Tuesday, 19 October 2010

A REAL Greenhouse Garden Pirate !

Today, I HAVE used flowers with the pirate images !!

After making yesterdays card and putting that I hadn't actually used the flowers I thought - why not ?

So todays creation sounds like I HAVE gone completely mad - Greenhouse Garden AND Vintage Vogue flowers AND Melon Mambo with the pirate set !!!

Who said this set had to be just for the boys ?

Bet you can't wait to see what it looks like .................

My daughters think its 'cool' and although its different I think I sort of like it.

What do you think ???

Monday, 18 October 2010

Greenhouse Garden Pirate


Thank you all for your good wishes and patience in waiting for a card - and I HAVE got one to show you today !

Recently the lovely Jules sent me some stamped images to play with ( thanks Jules you really cheered me up ! x ) and they were mainly from the new Make a Monster and Pirate sets.

I must confess that these sets weren't on my wish list as I thought they ' weren't really me ' but guess what ..... I LOVE them !!!

Whilst in bed last week I read the catty (again ! ) from cover to cover and placed an order (boredom can be soo expensive lol !) which included the Monsters, just because they had made me smile !

I still can't say I was convinced about the pirates though but this morning I have been able to play and I am amazed at how much I have enjoyed using them.

I bet you are a bit confused about todays title - Greenhouse Garden and pirates ???! No, I haven't gone completely mad but because my new design papers haven't arrived yet I needed to make a background to match the pirate image. Maybe not the first set that comes to mind but you know I like my stamps to push the boundaries ......................

Okay so I didn't use the flowers but I think the stem makes a good sword inspired background.
What do you think ?

Colours are Basic Grey, Basic Black, Whisper White and Marina Mist - suitably dark and brooding !

Normally on a Monday I look after my gorgeous little nephew but as I'm still not up to chasing around after a toddler , I'm home alone and going to 'play'.
After all Hubby did make me promise not to do any housework and ( just for once ) I think I should do as I'm told lol !!!

Back soon with another pirate x

Friday, 15 October 2010

You shy lot !

Well aren't you all a shy lot !!!!

I have had over 110 visits since my last post but no one has recommended that I take a read of their blog !

I am feeling a bit better but haven't managed any stamping yet so as it's Friday and I've also missed my floristry class, I thought in good old Blue Peter fashion I would show you 'one I made earlier' lol !

A few weeks ago we had to make an arrangement inspired by a handbag, so I decided mine was going to be a Radley bag. (Hubby once tried to cut the tag off my real Radley bag - MEN ! )

Can you spot the Rich Razzleberry and Melon Mango ?

Hopefully I will be up and about soon but if you do visit PLEASE let me see what you've been up to - I know you're there !!!

Enjoy the weekend x

Wednesday, 13 October 2010

Christmas Trendy Trees

Morning all !

In my constant quest to make my stamps do something that it DOESN'T say on the tin , I have made a Christmas card using the very versatile Trendy Trees set.

Today's recipe is ................................

Ok so there is also a bit of Tiny Tags and Occasional Greetings in there too - my stamps do have to work hard ! I often imagine them trying to bribe the UPS man to take them somewhere else so they can have a more relaxing time lol !!

Have you guessed what it's going to be yet ?

Tops of the baubles are from the window punch - my punches have to work hard too ! I quite like the combination of the 2 different styles of greeting, I might try this again.

Unfortunately my stamps will be getting a holiday for a few days because I've got to have some hospital treatment on my knee this afternoon and then I will need to rest in bed for a couple of days. No crafting !! But I can't risk Rich Razzleberry ink on my nice white bed linen lol!

If you are normally shy please, please leave me a link to your blog so I can spend the time discovering some new blogs to relieve the boredom. If you are too shy to tell me about your blog ... recommend someone elses !!

Back soon x

Monday, 11 October 2010

Inspired by Flowers


Thank you for your lovely comments about my flowers. They smell beautiful, I do like having flowers in the house !

The vivid colours have inspired me to recreate something similar on a card.............

Colours are Real Red, Melon Mambo, Pumpkin Pie,Concord Crush and Old Olive. Flowers are stamped using Greenhouse Garden and Vintage Vogue sets.

Very bright for me but playing with all the stunning colours in the SU range has given me the confidence to be a bit braver with my colour choices both in my floral and paper creations !

What inspires you ? Next time you make a card think about showing everyone the inspiration behind it - it might become infectious and start a chain reaction !

Friday, 8 October 2010

In Colours

Friday again ...... where do the weeks go ?

Friday means it's my floristry class day so I thought I'd show you what I made today ...............

Love all the vivid colours so I thought I'd give you a break from Baja Breeze and use some of the new In Colours.

Todays card uses Pear Pizzazz, Concord Crush and Peach Parfait and the cute lion from Fox and Friends.

A fun combination isn't it ?

Despite the mist and gloom of today they are still forecasting a beautiful day tomorrow so enjoy the sunshine - you may have to wait a while for another chance !

Monday, 4 October 2010

Baja Breeze and Pear Pizzazz

Hi, have you all finished writing your wishlist lol ?

Hasn't it been a beautiful day today after the torrential downpours yesterday!

As promised todays project involves Baja Breeze and my favourite of the new 'in colours' Pear Pizzazz.
I managed to find a box that was just these colours and added a few little decorations

I then made 10 matching notelets to go inside

Think this would make a nice present .... but I don't want to give it away !!!

The beauty of Stampin Up means that if I do use them I can be sure to get the same colours again and again to refill it.

Back soon with some more new colours x

Friday, 1 October 2010

It's Christmas !!!!

Okay , so it's not REALLY Christmas but it feels like it, cos the new catalogue launched today and all the new goodies are now ALL available !

I'm sure you will be spoilt for choice !!

To help you spread the cost of everything you want I am looking to launch a virtual hostess group and also product shares.

Please, please contact me if you are interested and also let me know whether you would prefer a paper share or ribbon share, or both lol !

As for my latest favourite colour it is ...................................................

Baja Breeze ! So well done Becki you were right - if you would like to email me with your address I will pop a little surprise in the post to you !
The above card is pure Baja Breeze but this colour looks stunning ( and completely different ) with loads of other combinations.
Next time I will show you with the yummy 'in colour' Pear Pizzazz.
Happy browsing x