Sunday, 31 March 2013

Any Sign of Summer Yet........

An Early Good Morning To You All.

Off to work soon, (sigh) but just wondered, if any of you have seen any sign of Summer yet......... after all we are in day two of British Summertime......... woke up this morning to another grey, windy and cold day here in Cornwall, anyhoo, hope the weather is not bad were you are...... well yesterday was spent in front of my computer, trying to sort out my E-bay shop...... hope fully Wednesday, I will start to upload pictures of the items that I have for sale...... I did not even have time to enter any challenges yesterday, still as my Dad used to say, you only get out of life what you work for....... so hopefully this will work out....... Oh well, it's of to work I go, so will speak again soon, take care and keep warm.......

A Bit of Beach Eye Candy for you Girls.......Hugh Jackman Phew......thought this might keep you  happy till the sun comes out.....


Good Morning All,

Happy Easter....... did you get your Easter Eggs, I got one Easter Egg from Mummy.... and two bars of choccie from hubby,  so that's me happy...... well apart from all the boobs I make in life in general, I made three this week already, firstly I forgot to put my clocks back last night, as I expect so did others...... then I thought it was the the official start of Spring.......but found out it is actually the start of British Summertime....... hmm not sure about that at the mo...... and I also read the challenge rules wrong over on 52 ( Christmas ) Card Throwdown, and made an ATC, only to find out that they were excluded as well...... so I ended up making a bauble instead...... I must learn to read things and not just skim through, so today I arrived up at the yard later than norm, to find Ace, standing at the gate waiting to come in, rather impatiently I might add...... I'm sure if he could have spoke to me, he would of asked me what b......y time do you call today I am going to do a bit more to my E-bay shop, and maybe enter another challenge......and in between, stopping to of course munch on my choccie......... so Happy Easter all and whatever your plans for today are have fun....

This is the ATC, I made for the 52 Christmas Card Throwdown  yesterday..........only to find out I could not use it.

Saturday, 30 March 2013

52 ( Christmas ) Card Throwdown Challenge Anything Goes........

Materials Used,
 Clear Christmas Bauble, convienantly found in my craft stash, I filled the bauble with white funky fibre Wool, in white, around the bauble I paced silver peel offs in Seasons Greetings, tiny Christmas Trees and Stars, which are hard to see in my picture, and around the top I tied a white and silver glitter ribbon.

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Simply Less is More Challenge Scallops......

Materials Used,

5 by 8 Scalloped Edged White Card,
Dark Blue Satin Paper,
Tri Boss Embossing Folder
X Cut Border Die
Spellbinder Scalloped Edged Die
Sentiment printed from my computer.

Wicked Wednesday ATC Challenge # 77 Sporty Girls......

Materials Used,
3.5 by 2.5 Base Card,
Base Card was printed with a Tennis design sheet by Kanban,
Digi Download from Kenny Kiernan
Image shaded with Spectrum Noir Ink Pens
Tennis Ball  with sentiment I did on my computer.

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Orphaned Calf........

Good Morning All,

Well it's a lovely day here in Cornwall at the mo.......sun shining, blue skies, well that's summer over and done with.........anyhoo what you all been up to.....yesterday for me started of great, good riding lesson, went down Mum's and she had brought me a Percy Pig Easter egg yum yum......then it all went down hill after see...... I am going to open a shop on E-Bay......done it before, thought I would do it again, well what a palaver, had to open an account to be able to host my pics, in the template I purchased, which I must say is rather beautiful....... then I had to change passwords create new ones Arghhh....... spent most of the day in front of a screen, hubby came in from work..... and tried to sort it for me, and this morning I think I see a light at the end of the tunnel ..... so I am busy sorting craft items out to go up in to my shop, this morning I will enter a couple of challenges ( Hopefully)....... anyhoo went up the yard this morning, rode my Ace of Spades, which was lovely, he was relaxed and I was away with the fairies...... before I left I took a couple of pics, of Daisy I think that's what the kids at the yard have called her......she is an orphaned calf, unfortunately her mum died in child birth, and Richard has been hand rearing her........

Thursday, 28 March 2013

I Feel a Coffee coming on.........

Good Afternoon All,

Well it has been a lovely sunny day here in Cornwall........ but still very cold, we had a flurry of snow yesterday, but it did not amount to much thankfully...... well are we all looking forward to Easter you have any plans or will you all be in front of the fire eating chocolate eggs,a bit like I will..... and also don't forget the clocks go forward...... which is supposed to be the start of Spring........ although according to the weather this cold spell is supposed to be lasting in to April......anyhoo, went over to my daughter Sarah's today, she is revising at the mo.....and as usual has left it all till the last minute.... you would think at her age (40) she would no she was sat on the floor of her lounge surrounded by books and paper..... she is studying to become a Theatre Practitioner, and attends Plymouth University, so had a coffee and a chat, then left her to study.....returned home, and I am now talking to you, well I'll be of as the kettle has just called, I feel a coffee coming on, below are a couple of pics I took on the way up to the stables this morning.....

This is the reflection of a beautiful red sun, that was shining over part of a frozen Stithians Lake this morning..


Wednesday, 27 March 2013

Yippee I Was in the Top Three.........

Good Morning All,

Well the sun is shining, at the mo, but it still is cold......well it was at 04.30 this morning, as I was driving up to the yard, Truck temp said -1 degree, but at least we have escaped the snow........ unlike some parts of the country, so must count ourselves lucky, work no crafting, did quite a bit yesterday, and entered a few on line challenges, weekend of this week so hopefully get a bit more done, must sort out my craft stash, and try and get it some sort of order....... won't hold my breath on that one......... did get a lovely surprise when I checked my blog this morning, I have been picked as one of the top three over at Wicked Wednesday Spring Fever    It was only my second go at an ATC so was really chuffed, can't wait to see what the next challenge is.......,.

D.A.D. Dazzling Ace Designs

Tuesday, 26 March 2013

Pinspirational Challenge # 50 ..........

Materials Used
White 5 by 7 Scalloped Edged Base Card 320 gsm
Spellbinder Labels
Elusive Designs Flower Stamp
Spectrum Noir Ink Pens
Sentiment printed straight on to the base card from my computer.

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CASology Week # 37 Challenge Hope.......

Materials Used,
Square Scalloped Edged White Base Card 260 GSM
Mint Green Linen Effect Card Stock 220 gsm
X Cut Embossing Folder
Spellbinder Label
Two Green Flower Gems
Sentiment printed from my computer 

Christmas Card Challenges # 17 Clean and Simple .......

Materials Used
6ins by 6ins White Base Card,
Tri Boss Christmas Embossing Folder
Papermania Christmas Tree Stamp
A selection of Spectrum Noir Ink pens were used for the shading.

52 (Christmas) Card Throwdown Ribbons and Bows.........

Materials Used,

Brown Satin Base Card 320 gsm
Gold Mirri Card
Gold Satin Ribbon for the Bow
The Emerald Green and Gold Ribbon I purchased about 5 years ago, and have never had a project to use it on, as you are unable to tie a bow with it, so I stuck it down flat and used it as a border, I thought the Emerald Green would break up the Gold and Brown.
X Cut Merry Christmas Embossing Folder,
X Cut Flourish Die.

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Make My Monday Garden Spells..........

I was inspired by the title, and the story line, I imagined when the sisters were young they were very close, and this was the image I had in my head of a happy little girl gathering flowers for the potions.......
Materials Used
White Base Card 320 gsm,
I designed the backing sheet myself, and printed it straight on to the base card,
Little Girl stamp is by Wild Rose Studio,
Black Stayz On Ink Pad
Image shaded in using a selection of Spectrum Noir Pens.
Spellbinder Label Dies.

Simply Less is More week #112 Recipe Beads......

Materials Used,

Size C5 Cream Linen Base Card 320 gsm
Chocolate Brown Satin Card Stock 320 gsm
X Cut Flowers and Flourish Tri Embossing Folder
Tiny Cream Pearls.
Docrafts's Stick It Glue Pen to Adhere the beads
Sentiment printed straight on to the base card with my computer.
I picked areas of the embossed flowers to place the pearls

Hi All..........

Well, it's another bitter day here in Cornwall, did not stay long up at the stables this morning, Ace came in as snug as a bug, as he went out in Three Rugs, I now he is a horse, but I still like to think that he is not cold when he goes out overnight, so once Ace was happy in his stable munching, I took the rabble on to the fields for a run, well....... the wind it was freezing, and of course, I left my hat in the truck, so my ears were pretty dam cold when we returned, so finished up at the yard, and came home...... Hubby had put the washing out for me, (Bless him) so that was flapping away merrily on the line, then got a text from my mate at work to inform me, that it was Grace's birthday today, so I thought I had better make a card pretty dam sharpish, as Kath was coming round to collect it for me, so I used my Craft Artist,for the first time, and done the sweet little card below........

Materials Used

6 by 6 white base card 220 gsm,
Designed with Elements from the digi kit Fantasy Fairies.

Monday, 25 March 2013

Morning All......

Just a Quick blog........ Off to work in a mo, hopefully for just a 12 hour shift....... well the weather here in Cornwall is grey and murky, thought I was going to wake up to a frost...... but nothing, the wind has dropped and I do believe it's not as chilly as yesterday...... hubby has the dreaded lurgy now....... but he has still gone up to the stables to sort Ace out for me, get a bit concerned when Brian (hubby) gets a cough as he is asthmatic, so hopefully he will start to feel better soon....... apart from that all is well, my weekend off this weekend coming so I will be doing some crafting, cannot wait to join in the the challenge over on Make My Monday   as I have a few ideas bouncing around my head, and believe me they can do a lot of bouncing, as there is so much room in off to work, will speak again soon God willing, whatever you are doing today stay safe.........

Sunday, 24 March 2013

Keep It Coming........

Good Afternoon All,

Well it's pretty chilly here in Cornwall, How's the weather were you are........ well this is going to be a very short blog today, as I am felling pretty dam tired, my own fault I hasten to add....... we have been pretty short staffed at work the last few day's, owing to a bug that has gone through the home, so not only  have the residents been unwell, but so have some of the staff,  well, me not wanting to see my work colleagues struggle...... decided to stay on at work yesterday, so what should have been a 12 hour shift, turned out to be a 22 hour shift........ I finished at 07.00 hrs this morning, so I am feeling a little worse for wear, so I would like to take this opportunity , to thank the people at Nescafe', as coffee was the only thing that kept me going...... so keep it coming. Speak again soon......

Friday, 22 March 2013

Make My Monday Challenge Monochrome.......

This is the first time I have ever masked a Stamped design before, I used a hairspray top for my moon,
Materials Used
Square White Base Card in White,
Base Card Distressed with Tim Holtz Distress ink Milled Lavender,
A Collection of Fantasy Stamps by Papermania
Images also stamped in Tim Holtz Milled Lavender,
Spellbinder Label Die,
Oh not forgetting the hairspray top as a template......

Christmas Card Challenge # 16 Photo Inspiration........

Materials Used,
White Base Card 6ins by 6ins,
Base Card has been covered in a design sheet by Far Far Hill.
This is the first time I have used a Digi Kit to design a card, but these are digital designs from the Nitwit collection.

Crash, Bang Wallop.........

Good Afternoon All,

Well it was a grotty start to the day, but seem's to be brighting up a bit at the mo, well busy morning, went up the stables as per usual, took the rabble for a run in the fields, none of them were overly impressed as it was chucking it down......including me,  popped in to my daughter Teresa's again, for another coffee and a piece of my grand daughter's birthday cake, Morgan was 14 yesterday........ and she had saved me a piece of her cake, and I must say it was rather scrummy and went down very well....... returned home did a few chores and then settled down to do some crafting, entered a couple of challenges inkspirational challenges and , now I must tell you about this morning, I was up before hubby ( actually nothing new there ) and was in the bathroom, when all of a sudden I heard a lot of  banging and crashing, thought it was the rabble as they do tend to crash about the place upon awaking, shouted out for God's sake will you stop, only to find when I came out of the bathroom Hubby sprawled on the floor at the bottom of the stairs, arm up in the air holding on to something for dear life, obviously rushed to see if he was okay, which pleased to say he was, and to find the object that he was holding aloft was my art deco mug, helped hubby up of the floor, he still clutching my mug........ asked hubby if he was alright, to which he replied I am know that I now I saved your mug.......I had to admit it was rather impressive, hmm wonder if they have any vacancies in the England Cricket Team........
well that's all for now folk's, not sure if there will be any posts over the next few day's, as it is my weekend for working, but all have a great weekend and will speak again soon.........

D.A.D. Dazzling Ace Designs

CASology Challenge # 36 Song........

Materials Used,

6ins by 6ins White Base Card,
Sentiment Printed from my computer straight on to the base card,
Boot Stamp by Elusive Images,
Tim Holtz Distress Ink Fired Brick,
Spellbinder Label Die.

Inkspirational Challenge # 12.............

Materials Used,
5 by 7 White Base Card 220 gsm,
Inkadinkado Vintage Stamp,
Tim Holtz Distress ink Mustard Seed
Small Spellbinder Round Label Die,
Sentiment printed from my computer.

Thursday, 21 March 2013

Florence Nightingale.........

Good Evening All,

Well it's an awful day here in Cornwall today, pelting it down with rain and windy...... hope were ever you are it's not as bad, well not done much today, bit of a lazy day..... up most of the night, with one of my lab pups Chumleigh, not sure how he done it, but he must of twisted or pulled his back leg in the night, so I was playing Florence Nigthtinale, rubbed his leg in with horse, Arnica and Witch Hazel, then wrapped it up in vet wrap, which was bright pink, not sure he was overly impressed with that........ anyhoo he fell asleep laying on my lap on top of the bed, so needless to say that is the reason I had a rather rotten night...... had a lovely day yesterday..... went to visit my youngest daughter Teresa, had a coffee and a chat, then went out in the afternoon with my middle daughter Hazel, we went to Costa coffee, and then spent some money in Marks and Spencer, well I did........ popped in to my lovely Mum's this morning, glad to say her back is getting better...... then returned home, the only crafting I have done is an ATC card..... which I thoroughly enjoyed, I think I might get hooked, it is for a new challenge over on  wickedwednesdayatc76-spring-fever and that's about it, have nothing planned tomorrow so hopefully will get stuck in to some crafting........

Wicked Wednesday ATC Challenge 76 Spring Fever......

This is my first entry to Wicked Wednesday ATC Challenge Spring Fever,
Materials Used,
3.5 by 2.5 White Base Card,
Covered in a design sheet by Debbie Moore,
Black Lace effect border found in  my stash,
Flowers cut from the same design sheet,
Pocket Watch Stamp by Papermania,
Tim Holtz Distress Ink 
Sentiment printed from my computer on to a contrasting green satin card stock,
Spellbinder Tiny Label Die,

Monday, 18 March 2013


Good Morning All,

Well it's 07.30, in the morning, and I am just having a quick blog today, working the next two day's, weather here today looking quite promising, sun shining at the mo, forgot to tell all yesterday, about my car boot rummage..... now Spring is here....... the car boots are starting up again, and don't now about you, but I love a good rummage, especially for crafty bits, broken jewellery especially, so I would like to share with you the bits I found yesterday, and it cost me a whole £1.00 for the lot, bargain.........
I Just love the little Owls.....

Sunday, 17 March 2013

Attempt at ATC.......

Good Afternoon All,

Well the weather in Cornwall today was sunny, bit chilly when the big yellow fellow in the sky, went behind the clouds, but all in all quite pleasant, well I returned home from the stables this morning, to find hubby surrounded by clothes.....yes clothes, not his, but mine...... got a bit panicky at first, thought I had arrived home to early, and hubby was playing dress up........ once I'd taken a few deep breaths in a brown paper bag.....hubby explained he was trying to sort out the mound of clothes that were piled high in the corner, before someone (hubby) was buried in an avalanche, never to be seen again..... I did try to reassure hubby that if he did go missing I would send out a search party after about a week, hubby did not find this amusing, I think his sense of humour was buried beneath the pile on the floor........anyhow, I left hubby to it and after about an hour or so, he had done a very good job, and I even found clothes I'd forgot I had, so virtually got a new wardrobe, once hubby had finished, I settled down to do a bit of crafting, I have always wanted to have a go at ATC cards, so I thought I would give it a whirl........below is a picture of the one I made, 
Materials used, 
I printed a design sheet form Debbie Moore's Shabby Chic Cd rom, on to a plain white card, then cut a rectangle, using my Cricut Machine I cut a mock hinge in a contrasting blue, I punched some flowers in the same blue and attached a pearl brad to the centre, the sentiment I printed off my computer on to a darker blue thin card, and then tore round the edges, to finish of I placed two tiny silk bows in a cream. Not sure if this the correct way to make an ATC, I but I did enjoy it.

Saturday, 16 March 2013

Christmas Card Challenges Sketch 15.........

Materials Used
Cream Linen Effect Card Stock 300 gsm
Dark Brown Card Stock 320 gsm
Matt Gold Bark Effect Card Stock 300 gsm
Spellbinder Label Die
X Cut Flower Die
X Cut Spots Embossing Folder Spots
X Cut Flourish Embossing Folder
2 x Gold Leaf Brads
Postcard my own design
Sentiment printed from my computer.