Thursday, 28 April 2011


I have bought the sailor kit from hAnglar stanglar it is so cute and so easy to colour I just love em bit of a toss up between them and Tilda not sure whose winning at the mo.

The papers are from Lynne at she has got loads of them in, gingham, spots, flowers, fab-ul-ous all of them and Ill tell you now they will be croppin up again.
This little cutie is polychromo pencil coloured this time again from Lynne's with some glamour dust on her socks, the usual flowers and a few buttons with twine ties (love that look) to fill in a blank space "less is more" what is that lol. A couple of sizzix corners a scrap of gingham ribbon and a craftwork card sentiment to finish. Its very pink isnt it is it too much??Too late now!!
Its my sisters birthday next week so I am ORGANISED shock horror lol just love these tues off work I hope she likes it xx

Tuesday, 26 April 2011

going shopping with Tilda

Even though I love my Tildas I think actually going shopping with Tilda would be a bit too strange even for me lol
A card for a friend, Tilda is masked in front of the boutique window both from the and coloured with prismas and polychromos the polychromos are also from Lynne at craftden and I love them they are just like prismas only don't break so easily and come in lovely colours. I also used my deep punch which I have had for an age but not used and any crafter knows what that is like................
Lots and lots of roses as always I love em.
I hope everyone had a good weekend and here is looking forward to this one I'm on holiday next week "WHOOP WHOOP" (calm down take a deep breath)I am going to craft, craft, craft,
Oh NO I forgot gotta take out the kitchen so just craft then ha ha xx

Saturday, 23 April 2011

A boys card for a change

Alicia asked me to do a boys card EEEK I always find them hard Boys and Men so difficult (in every way really lol) anyway I digress so I inked up one of my LOTV boys stamp and prisma coloured it then grunge stamped it round the edge which I am doing more now, I like to fill in large expanses of white. The backing papers are a K&CO pad and green bazzil.

Then I added a few buttons tied with twine and added a sentiment in the corner and bish bash bosh done, NOT A GOOD PIC the colours look a bit wishy washy I think richer in real life xx

The weather here in Sheffield has been slightly varied, where I live its been fabulous all day till about 3.30 then it rained hard for 5 mins, in Hillsbourgh where Holly lives its pelted it down and hailed like "the day after tomorrow" its come through her bay window and flooded the cellar and fused the fridge freezer, poor babes and to add insult to injury she is trying to get to Crystal Peaks to pick up her boy friend and is being diverted coz Penistone Road is flooded up to the windscreens on some cars I don't know if it floods in Sheffield Holls is always there!!! she had to be plucked of a building on the wicker in '07 when it was really bad we will have to call her Noah lol xx

I just hope the rest of the weekend is sunny and warm. A lovely easter to eveyone and I shall be sooo glad when mini eggs are off sale !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! lol xx

Thursday, 21 April 2011

by popular demand!

Here I have uploaded a load of photos of the extension (Kathryn and Tamara lol) The weather has been excellent and the builders have been great the first 10 days seemed to drag as there was nothing to see coz they had to re site a drain but once that was done they really seemed to crack on I hope you can sort of see whats going on
week 2 this will be the kitchen (looking from the back door) and on the left side is a cloakroom

week 3 Oh things are moving now we have bricks this is the kitchen but from the garden now

week 3 (end of week) wow cookin on gas now, double door gap and a large picture window at side

week 2 down the side where the laundry room and cloakroom will be

the laundry room but not knocked through yet

and end of week 3 on the side no roof struts yet here but a slopping roof too going on BUT the piece d'resistance most people have a porch or even a front door I have a PORTALOO very tasteful very decorous.

Hope you have enjoyed the little trip round my build next time I'll include the patio area and the drive

The first week in May the old kitchen comes out so I will really be roughing it then lol, no sink no hob not had an oven since July so no change there. When its finished I shall never use a microwave again. Happy easter to everyone xx

Tuesday, 12 April 2011

mums mothers day card

Here is mums mothers day card I had to do it on an 8x8 card as the finished image was quite large so then had to do some filling in lol

Tilda was masked onto the open window and coloured with prismas and paper piecing on her clothes and ribbon, the papers are my minds eye a lovely vintagey look I think.As always lots of roses I just love these and also coz it looked a bare in the corner I used one of my VERY precious crochet flowers it was for mum after all so it is keeping in the family! lol The sentiment is one of LOTVs there is one for every occasion they are sooo useful. A few pins and gems and done xx

Saturday, 9 April 2011


A card I made for Lissy just to say thanks for the help she is giving me with Linky Loo ( my dog) whilst the building is going on. It should be diamonds not pearls actually coz that's what she is a true diamond, ha ha. The recipe is: A distress inked magnolia image edged with stempleglede grunge collection stamp

My minds eye papers wild asparagus

Lots of pearls and lots of roses

A Lilly of the valley sentiment and stamped ribbon

I'm going to enter it for the as it was a DT piece I did before I retired lol BUT can I work out how to use "mr linky"(and that's not the dog lol) we will see!!!

The builders are getting on really well they have started the brickwork now so it really looks as though its coming together can't believe its getting done actually.x

Monday, 4 April 2011

with love on mothers day

These are my mothers day gifts made by lissy ( for me arn't they lovely Joe cuts them out for her and then she paints and decorates them
They are so clever!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! it never hurts to inflate their egos unless they get too big ha ha.
Hollys pressy is a joint mothers day and my big birthday pressy( in july) and its well worth waiting for lol

Friday, 1 April 2011

a quick card

This is another card I did for Lissy but she said it was too good and wanted to keep it !!!!!!!!!
Tomorrow its an all day card class at cant wait making cards using Tilda's just love em well them, lotv, hAnglars, those new fuzzy moons actually anything cute think I may need therapy it would be cheaper its strange really I was never into dolls or stuffed animals as a kid apart from in the 70s I had a couple of Snoopy's but that was more keeping up with a friend do you know I bet they are still in mum and dads loft uh oh rambling alert lol xxx