Wednesday, 3 February 2016

A New Month and A New Card

Hello People,
Apologies again for my serious lack of blogging, but when not working my spare time has been taken up with house renovations, house is now finished and on the market so more crafty time allowed. Anyway to anyone still reading this, here is my latest make.

A Custom ordered Easel Fold card with matching gift box. I used dovecraft papers and a mo manning digi. I use string pearls and ribbons from my stash and the little charm is from "The Ribbon Girl" as are the flowers/

The sentiment and name were computer generated and stickled to within an inch of their life. The numbers were cut with die cuts. I also used my roses embossing folder.

The image was fussy cut and coloured with "Derwent Inktense Pencils".

Thanks for stopping by.


I'd like to enter the following...

Ruby's Rainbow - Anything Goes.
Decorate To Celebrate - Anything Goes.

Wednesday, 30 December 2015

Hello...Still Here


Hello, O.M.G it's been so log since i last posted to my blog i almost forgot what to do. I have bee so busy in the last 6 or 7 months. As you know i was made redundant from my old job and got a new full time job at my local Hospital, which has seen me working Christmas Day and Boxing day for the first time. Anyway i am now on some much needed leave and have finally gotten round to dusting off the old blog again.

Hope you are all well???

Anyway I wanted to share this card made for my nephew Duncan who has just turned 18. it's a pop out fold card in steampunk style.


It is something new I am trying out and i absolutely adore the finished effect, i love the way all parts of the card move creating a kaleidoscope effect. I cannot remember who the papers are by, but i used my dies and steampunk embossing folders and lots and lots of gold embossing.


I have really enjoyed the challenge of the fold of this card.

The sentiments were computer generated and the ribbon is from my stash.

Thanks for looking. Promise to visit you all soon.


I'd like to enter the following...

Crafty Creations Challenge - #305 Anything Goes.
The Crafty Addicts - #4 Anything Goes/Celebration.

Monday, 6 July 2015

New Job - New Chapter

"Don't cry because it's over, Smile because it happened".Dr Seuss

So....St Bees School closed it's door for the final time on Friday, The end of 432 years of education. 
A sad day, an emotional day, it has been an interesting 5 years working there.

However....I start my new job today, with North Cumbria University Hospitals N.H.S Trust, as a Catering Assistant at my local hospital.

Today is the start of my induction training, A new chapter in my life, a new road to travel.

I'm excited and nervous and still a little sad.

Please join me in a toast:

R.I.P. St Bees School 1583-2015 and to all who studied, taught and worked within those walls.
Good luck and Godspeed.

Thursday, 25 June 2015

Trinket Box


Good Evening everyone, 
I wanted to share this project with you all made for the "Scrappers Delight Blog - June Challenge" and "Scrappers Delight Facebook Group - June Challenge" which is an altered art challenge. I decided to up-cycle an old box my mobile phone came in. I got to use up lots of scraps of card, paper, ribbon and lace and used some larger flowers from deep within my craft stash.


I have used the "Magnolia Tilda With Daisy" stamp and have coloured her with "Derwent Inktense Pencils" and highlighted her with my white paint pen. She has been cut out with nesties. The sentiment is from "Pink Petticoat" digi stamps.


All the flowers have been heat embossed with crystal powder to add a bit of sparkle. All edges of the box have been heat embossed with gold ink and powder.


The tulle, buttons, gold twine, brown twine and resin lock are all from "Live Love Crafts". The flowers are all from the "Ribbon Girl" and the ruffled trim is from my local craft shop "Haven Crafts".

I've really enjoyed making this project.

Thank you for visiting me.


I'd like to enter the following...

Crafty Gals Corner -#25 Anything Goes.
Creative Moments Blog - #71 Anything goes with option of wet or dry embossing.
Midweek Magnolias - #116 Anything Goes.
Stampvie and more - #240 Box.

Go Confidently In The Direction Of Your Dreams


Good Morning,
Well it's all change in my life at the moment, the school closes it's doors next Friday 3rd July and I start my new job on the 6th July. So I've been inspired by recent goings on to make this card. Using a Saturated  Canary digi that I've had printed out and uncoloured for ages and a sentiment from pink petticoat digi stamps.


I have coloured the image with my Derwent Inktense Pencils and highlight with a white paint marker. I'm watching tutorials on you tube for colouring tips as I'm still new to these pencils, but I'm really starting to enjoy them and have hunted out lots of images Ive got printed out and stored away, eager to breathe life and colour into them.


The design papers are scraps and off cuts from my scraps box, the pink pearls are from deep down in my craft stash and the tulle is from live love crafts.


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