Selling Cards……

I got an email today from my niece, Emma, who reckons I should sell my handmade cards online….. now this seed has been planted my mind was working overtime.  How/where/etc etc…

I have an Etsy account, but It’s not set up to sell things… the downfall there is that you have to list items in $ dollars.

I also opened up a Folksy account, but for some strange reason, I can’t for the life of me uploads any pictures.

My third option is Ebay.. yes I have an account, yes it is in full working order, it’s hooked up to Paypal to accept payments etc etc… great I thought, i’ll go for Ebay, stick one card on it and see what happens…

So there we have it… thanks to Emma, I have now listed a card on Ebay… which card? 

This card 🙂 I made it last week for the Dawn McVey Colour Challenge…


 Here is a link to ebay where my card is listed

Color Inspiration #41


The Colour Inspiration Challenge #41. 

This week over on Kristina Werner’s Blog the colours are:

  • Riding Hood Red
  • Basic Black
  • Basic Grey
  • Whisper White

Here’s my effort this week…. the card size is 5.5″ x 3.25″ apologies for the quality of the photograph, the light had gone by the time I finished my card 🙂



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 🙂


Sowing Seeds, WWII Homework & 4 Cards later……

I’ve had a busy old evening!

After we had got tea out of the way, I had to give up my laptop to my son to allow him to complete his project/homework on WWII.   He was on a tight schedule because I needed it back as I had an order to make 4 cards.

Whilst he was doing that I took myself out to the greenhouse to plant some more seeds and do a bit of tidying and re-organising.

I managed to get a row of raddish seeds in the 3rd bed.

Sowed more Broad Beans, Peas, Cucumber, & Lettuce.

I still have a fair few seeds to go straight into the raised beds, Carrots & Beetroot

I have no seed potatoes, onion or shallot sets in yet, still have to buy them, i’ve been so busy and so disorganised!.   So I will have a scout around online and see what I can get.

After my planting and sowing, it was back into the house, and my son still hadnt finished his homework.. so my daughter and I stepped in to help him and speed things along a bit… 10 mind later we had finished and printed it all out 🙂

I had 4 cards to made and it was 8pm! .. spent the rest of the evening trying to concentrate making them, with 2 teenagers sitting either side of me “Watching” .. Mitz, our springer lying at my feet, and the other pest of a springer trying to steal cat truffles out of the litter tray grrr….  I eventually got them finished at 11pm…

I will be posting about those over on my card blog tomorrow sometime 🙂 


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..  🙂

Happy Easter Card – Duck in Boots


I made the card above today to participate in the sugar nellie challenge over on the Sweet Sugar Challenge blog.    This is the first time i’ve joined in with something like this 🙂

The reason for joining in the challenge is was my daughter was on my laptop looking through crafty blogs whilst I was sitting making cards and she came across the above blog and said I should join in… so with my daughters help we chose some really nice papers and together we put this card together…

Soooo… the ingredients for this card are : –

Basic Cardstock from the paper mill shop for the card itself.

K & Co Sparkly Sweet Pink Reptile Flat Paper

K & Co Little Flowers Glitter Paper

Plain White Card embossed with the cuttlebug folder Floral Fantasy.


Sugar Nellie Stamp : Duck in Boots (watercoloured with paints)

Tiny pink buttons from a papermania box set.


Tiny pink flowers are American Crafts Greenhouse pink paper flowers

Americal Crafts Elements Premium Pink Ribbon

and a Happy Easter Sticker from the DCWV Springtime Stack 🙂

Because its Easter, and this wee duck stamp is kinda cute… I’m offering some blog candy … in the form of  a few stamped images of Duck in Boots ..All you have to do is leave reply to this post.. the first 3 names out of the hat on Monday 24 March 2008 will recieve their wee stamped images of Duck in Boots 🙂

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.

Birthday Bottles & Glasses

I have spent this evening making several attempts at mens birthday cards, the pre-requisites… just a card for my husband.. i’ll let you choose (arghhh!)

So here are my attempts, I hope he likes wine lol….   wine-birthday.jpg

And another 2 just for good measure 🙂

husband-birthday.jpg   husband-birthday-2.jpg

and then I had a fiddle about with some small cuttlebug embossing folders and dies and made this..


and finally………………

Apologies for my squint pictures tonight, I was lacking space.. I have managed to cocoon myself into the desk, so much so I cant move and i’m surrounded by card making stuff and debris lol, i’m away to tidy it all up, dig myself out and go and have a nice cuppa 🙂