Sunday, 7 September 2008


Sincere apologies to any of my Sisterhood 16 who have been checking out my blog for some sort of action! Lots of excuses, including computer crash and losing all my e-mails and contacts plus holidays and general clearing out ready for house extension, which is now well in progress. I'm afraid crafting had to stop and have to say I have really missed being in touch with my crafting buddies. Anyway that's all of my excuses out of the way and I'm off now to visit my Sisterhood's blogs to see what they have all been up to.

Sunday, 27 April 2008

Papercraft Weekly Challenge - Katharina's Sketch #2

Here's my entry for the Papertake Weekly Challenge - although I don't think my card is quite what the sketch asked for!

The stamp is by Great Impressions - I used prismacolor pencils and sansador to blend. The card is bazzil bling (cuttlebug embossed with swiss dots) and the papers are Hot Off The Press. The flower is Daisy Box Blends and the pearl brad is from Poppycraft.

Sunday, 20 April 2008

Charlotte's Card

Here's a card I've been working on for my Nephew's little girl -I thought they might like to make a door plaque out of it after her birthday! I've had lots of new goodies lately - Circus alphabet set (which I've used for the name, coloured with cat's eyes, then I've glittered and used glossy accents) and a set of Prismacolor pencils (which I've used on the Tilda image and blended with Sansador) and some new Cuttlebug embossing folders (which I've used for the backgrounds).

Saturday, 12 April 2008

A Big Hello To All My New Sisters!

As I'm now a member of the Sisterhood 16 of the Blogging Stampers I thought I'd post a note to say a big hello to all of my new sisters. There are some very talented crafters out there and I love to go visiting. The only downside is that you get carried away and finish up viewing instead of actually crafting!

To share a little about me to my group - I'm a 50 something, working mum with a teenage son. I love anything and everything to do with crafts. I think I've done them all! My main hobby now is card making which I make time for whenever I can. My crafting buddy Karen (a fellow sister) and I usually craft on a Wednesday evening at my home straight from work.

I'm really looking forward to visiting all your fab blogs and getting to know you all a lot better.

Happy Crafting!

Saturday, 5 April 2008

Arte Y Pico Award!

Karen has given me the Arte Y Pico Award. I am so thrilled. Thank you so much Karen for choosing me from all the other fab blogs that are out there.

Here's how it happens: There are 5 rules and they are as follows- 1) You have to pick 5 blogs that you consider deserve this award for their creativity, design, interesting material, and also contributes to the blogging community, no matter what language. 2) Each award has to have the name of the author and also a link to his or her blog to be visited by everyone. 3) Each award winner has to show the award and put the name and link to the blog that has given her or him the award itself. 4) Award-winner and the one who has given the prize have to show the link of "Arte y Pico" blog , so everyone will know the origin of this award. 5) To show these rules.

Now, how on earth do I choose 5 sites out of all the fab sites that are out there! Well here goes I award it to..... Stacey……. Sharon….. Michelle….. Kim…. and Cathy.

I would like to thank everyone who has visited my blog!

My Paper World #7

This card was made using my new penny black stamp 'Rosy!'. The image was coloured using Karisma pencils using sansador and paper stumps to blend. The floural paper is Laura Ashley, the green is craftwork cards paper embossed with the 'Cuttlebug', flowers are Prima and Daisy Box.
This is my first card entry for Nicola's 'My Paper World' challenge.

Saturday, 29 March 2008


My first ever Pif. I received some fab crafting candy from Jilli!

This is the folder that contained Jilli's goodies.

So, I now have Pif's up for grabs. The first 3 people to leave a reply to this post will each get a few crafty bits from my stash sent out to them and then they too can Pif to 3 more who are first to leave comments.

PIF #2

Monday, 24 March 2008

Pink Petticoat Projects

Hi - sorry not 'blogged' (is that a word) for a while - all good intentions to start with - was going to put a posting on every week - didn't work quite like that. Anyway here are a few projects using my fab favourites 'Pink Petticoat Papers and Images'. I have covered notepads with papers and embellishments - these make lovely little gifts for friends and family. Watch this space! - next task is to post my fab PIF's received from Jilli and Katty!

Sunday, 2 March 2008

Mother's Day Card

Here's my first posting - a Mother's Day Card for my mother-in-law. Using Daisy d's papers and Stampendous stamps (Flower Box Set). I had the inspiration to make this card from a workshop I attended at 'Whichcraft' in Doncaster.