Sending Warm Fuzzies..


It’s been an absolute age since I’ve made any cards, and thought it was high time I made some more….

I follow quite a few card making blogs, and over at Dawn McVey’s Blog she runs a weekly colour challenge… a perfect opportunity to get the creative juices flowing again 🙂

Here is the card I made …. the colours to be used are Chocolate, bright pink, cream and Kraft.


A Friend…..


I made this card for the Bitty Dots Challenge over at Nichole Heady’s Blog {Caputure the Moment} .. To celebrate the release of the new bitty dots range she is giving away the entire ribbon collection ~ an absolutely fabulous prize and to be eligible for a chance to win you have to design and submit a card… why not head over to her blog, link above and have a peek at this beautiful range of goodies 🙂

There is a lot of  lovely card making goodies at her shop Papertrey Ink and at great prices too!… Must see if they post/mail parcels all the way over to Scotland 🙂


Colour Inspiration No. 37


I have followed Kristina Werner’s Blog now for some time, this week I thought I would take the plunge and join in with her Weekly Colour Challenges…

The deal is you make a card or scrapbook layout with a colour combination that she  posts on her blog each week…  Here is my offering ….   🙂

as cute as a buttoncute-as-a-button

Happy Halloween

Happy halloween

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I made this Halloween card this evening…. I had so much fun making it and I absolutely love how it turned out 🙂

Made using the following : –

  • DCWV Rock Stack – used one of the sheets out of this as my base card Black card with silver skull and crossbone design.
  • Various shiney and matt mirror card
  • Karen Foster Resin Happy Halloween Metal Embelishment
  • Ribbon from my stock

This card would be great for giving to a teenager, rock chick, or mosher for halloween…

Thinking of You Card

Thinking of You Card

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This evening I toddled off upstairs to make another card, I’m enjoying making cards at the moment, as it feels like a long time since i’ve been able to just do my own thing.

This evening’s creation is a Thinking of you card, made up with the following:-

  • Black glitter cardstock
  • Black card with embossed clear swirls
  • Black Paper Flower (Think its a Sarah;s Bloomers one)
  • Creamy flower with black swirls is Making Memories 5th avenue
  • Thinking of you disk found in my stash
  • Black ribbon, courtesy of one of my new jumpers 🙂

Wishing you Peace Card


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In my lunch hour today I took a wander over to WHSmith’s as they have a half price sale on some of their card making stuff… I particularly wanted the 50 square card bundle for £4.99, they had cream and white… so for a change I bought some cream.

This evening, after i’d sorted out the troops, I settled down to make a card… this time just going with the flow no pressures of having to make a card for an order and racking my brain for idea’s.

My card was made up as follows:-

  • Cream Square card and envelope from WHS
  • Laura Ashley backing paper
  • Grey cardstock that I got from Hobbycraft
  • Grey Bazill Ribbon
  • Sentiment was via a kit I ordered off QVC some time last year.

I love the way the backing paper that I added to the grey card with the sentiment flows in with the original backing paper applied directly to the card .. (a total fluke I must add) 🙂

Weding Proposal Congrats Card


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A friend at work sent me a text today, her boyfriend just proposed to her and she said yes 🙂

So I made her a lovely wee card….

Card made using the following : –

  • Basic white square card
  • Laura Ashley flowery paper… its beautiful 
  • Bazill stripey ribbon
  • frame, sentiment, flowers and button from stash

I also like to finish off the envelopes on my cards nicely too, this time I placed a Making Memories 5th Avenue Paper flower and a tiny white button.


The crafty and card making side of my life has really taken off and has, started to take over my blog a bit… so I thought it might be a good idea to start a wee blog simply for all my crafty card making stuff.    I have spent the morning setting it up and sorting it out… if you fancied a wee peek, you can find it here..  🙂

Expecting a Baby Card


I made this card this morning, its for someone at work who is leaving soon to start her Maternity Leave, the baby is due sometime in May.

I made this card using the following : –

Pregnant Bella Stamp (many thanks to Pink Chocolate over on UK Scrappers for the stamped image swap)

Yellow Cardstock from the paper mill shop, with faux stitching, achieved by pricking holes around the outside edge of the card and then I used a coloured pencil to draw the stitches in.

I stamped out the corner of the card that the stamped image is on using a fiskars 3 in 1 stamp (hearts)

Some self adhesive pale yellow ribbon and a couple of American Crafts Greenhouse paper flowers with clear rhinestones in the centres.