Friday 16 January 2015

Happy New Year, everyone!

Hi everyone :)

Just dropping in to wish you a Happy New Year! I hope it brings you more happiness, health & crafting time lol  I'm definitely hoping for better health this year, sprinkled with happy times & with these two 'wants' will result in being able to craft more!  fingers crossed. :)

Whilst i'm here it's a good time to let you know of my new blog MyINKcredible Journey - I'm delving into new crafting territories! I want to try more different techniques craft wise and this blog will be my journey of learning through play.  I really have enjoyed using inks more so this blog will showcase my attempts at trying just that! Along with inking techniques I will incorporate different dies etc.

I hope you will pop in every now and then to let me know what you think!

See you soon,

Wednesday 24 December 2014

Merry Christmas Everyone!

 Ho Ho Ho everyone, Santa, it's ME, silly, just popping in to wish you ALL a very Merry Christmas! I hope your day will be fun & spent with friend's and family.  Hubby & I are having our first Christmas day on our own! Boxing day will be Christmas day for us two & the kids.  Quite looking forward to a chilled out Christmas day - it'll be the first for a LONG time!

I've added here just some of the Christmas cards I made this year.  Not all have been uploaded so thought I'd just showcase the few that were.  The images are from PinkPetticoat....just love these images, well tbh, I love all of Liz Armstrong's images,  If you aren't aware of her & her artwork, then pop over to her site & have a look (After Christmas of course, no time for you right now lol)

Anyhoo, that's my little catch up done, I hope to be back in the New Year with more cards.

Happy Christmas, All :)

Until next time,

Friday 7 November 2014

I'm back...for today at least!

Hi All,

After having a three month break from blogging, I thought I would pop in and post a few pics of cards I have created over the months.  I've had major surgery so rest was instructed.  Do you know how frustrating that is, recovering when you have a lot of craft stuff staring you in the face?

Anyhoo, here's some crafty makes:



I apologise for pics being all over the place, I tried & tried to align them neatly but blogger didn't like my style!

I hope to start my Christmas cards very soon.  I say start, I did actually make some already - they were sent to:

Check the link out.  It's such a lovely thing to do, if you've not already done something like this before!

But first, before Christmas cards, I have a few family birthday cards to do, starting

Until next time,

Tuesday 29 July 2014

Dogful wishes

Morning, Peeps! :)

I hope all is well in the crafting world? It's been a bit of a hit 'n' miss crafting wise for me - my mojo gave me a very short notification that it was going on a holiday, I only found out when I sat at my desk with nothing to go on, zilch ideas & lots of 'erm, uh, oh & pfft's' going round my no idea when Mr Mojo is on it's way back...

Anyhow, this card below was one created just before Mr Mojo headed off...and this was a last minute 'Oh, I forgot to do a card from the dog' err...card! It's for my Daughter's 25th birthday from her 12 1/2 year old dog (her dog but I do everything for it & it only listens to me lol) & I know from past experience, that she has to have a card from her 'baby' every year since I've been making cards! But I must admit, it really was a last minute thought as I'd totally forgot beforehand!!!  So, it was a quick image to colour in, one from Mo Manning from Mo's Digital pencil, called Bronte birthday. Fab image to colour & I've tried to colour the image just like our dog!

  Mo's Bronte dog     

                                 My Daughter, Hayley with her 'baby'!

 So, considering this card was last minute, I was pleased how it turned out.  My Daughter is not one for ribbon's & pearls etc, so I had to hold myself back-restricting myself & to stop adding more
to her card - oh it was  

I haven't got my list of ingredients with me so will have to add that at a later date.

So, that is all! I will see you all again soon...
Oh, and, if you see Mr Mojo on your travels through blogland, please tell him he needs to get back...I can't move on without him!!! LOL

Until next time,

Monday 14 July 2014

I'm 'overall' happy!

Good Monday morning to you all!

Hope you had a lovely weekend? The weather here was stormy, stuffy, rainy & sunshiny  (here is Essex) - not all at the same time but throughout the weekend it was one or t'other! hideous at night time, so humid & hard to sleep.  I'm not a lover of the heat (unless it's winter ;-) ...

Anyho...on to my card...this little easel card was made for my little Niece's 3rd birthday...she is a cutie with gorgeous auburn hair & cheeky face, and she's a little bit tom boyish! I thought this image was cute & just perfect to use on her card - it's another one from Meljen's Designs, it's called A girl & her overalls - I can't help but LOVE Melissa's images she draws...I tried to catch the auburn colour in her hair & if I do say so myself, I think I did a good job!

Front view
 side view

(I added a verse inside after I'd taken the photo)

Blank Easel card base
Brown card
Pink paper
Darice embossing folder
Marianne Craftables border die
Joy crafts Alphabet & no's die
 magazine free flower & leaf die
Joanna Sheen's Signature dies bunting die
Spellbinders flourish die
Memory box butterfly die
Glitter from stash
Promarker pens:
Skin: Satin & pastel pink
Hair: Peach, Tan, Cinnamon & burnt orange
Hearts, flowers & boots: Poppy, Antique pink, cocktail pink
Grass: Pear green & leaf green 
Overalls: TBA

I was really pleased how it turned out & was a pleasure to create!

Hope you like?

I would like to add my card to the following challenge(s):
Meljen's Designs - Ch #218- summer brights colour challenge (16/7)
Scrapper's Delights - Ch #27 - Anything goes with Cute & Girly (28/7)
2cuteinkchallenges - Ch#110 - Kids (20/7)
Craftingfromtheheart - Ch #27 - Anything goes (19/7)

Until next time,

Friday 11 July 2014

Cupcake, anyone?

Good morning, Friends! Hope you're all ready for the weekend?!

I have a friend in the USA who asked me to make a card for a lady that lives here, in the UK.  She wanted a card that offered comfort & hugs.  I came up with this card because I know when a friend is down, we usually end up having a cuppa, a chin wag, an off-load, a moan, whatever you want to call it - and, sometimes THERE IS CAKE involved too!


Kanban topper, sentiment & background card
Ribbon from stash
Butterflies cut from Memory Box die
Spellbinders matt & layer
Spellbinders flourish trim
Blue card from stash

Hope you like?

I would like to enter my card into the following challenge(s)
My Craft creations - Anything goes (19/7)

Wishing you all a fab weekend! I'm off to celebrate my youngest Niece's 3rd birthday!  It's gonna be a busy weekend visiting more family. Wont be online much, if at all.  I will catch up with your blogs after the weekend :)

Have a good one & take care all!

Until next time,

Tuesday 8 July 2014

Slice of cake, anyone?

Hi Peeps,
I hope you're all doing ok?
I had fun today creating hubby's birthday card - he's not big on fussy cards but hey, he got one lol
I have used an image from Meljen's Designs (just love, love, love Melissa's digis) called 'http://meljens Topsy Turvy Birthday' - coloured with my promarker pens. I played around adding the buttons, which I liked but I then removed them as I knew it'll be too much for hubby.
Anyway, he liked the card!
Black 8 x 8 card base
Purple Adorable Scorable card 
Black card from stash
Metallic stars blue wrap paper
Darice 'Zebra' embossing folder
C'ordinations card stock
Promarker pens (colours to follow)
Yellow heart & star buttons.
Sentiment from stash

That's it! Another birthday over, another year older....thankfully lots of other birthdays so onwards & upwards with making more cards...

I would like to enter my card in the following challenge(s)
Meljen's Designs - Challenge #217 - Button it up!

Until next time,