Friday 31 August 2012


It's the weekend!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Nuff said.
Doodlebug papers, K&Co butterfly,
Promarkers, ribbon from stash, Craftwork Cards sentiment.

Thursday 30 August 2012

On Yer Bike

Wotcha You Lovely Lot!
I've spent the morning cutting hedges and despite a hot bath and a lie dow, my arms are still waving, frantically about mid-air holding an invisible hedge-trimmer like a couple of possessed limbs. I have absolutely no control over them. Anyone looking will think I've gone nuts. Making tea's not going to be easy, I shall pretend I'm tossing pizza dough if anyone asks.
Made this card for my son Oliver's (AKA Susan) friend Tom (AKA Dave).
Is it little wonder I sometimes think I'm losing my mind?
Stamp - Lilyboo freebie
Papers - Papermania
Promarkers, Card Candy

Wednesday 29 August 2012

Blown Away

I've been blown away by the weather this summer...quite literally!
With September banging on the door and Christmas only 117 days away it's time to dust down the heating switch, puff up the winter duvets and dig out my bed socks.
Considering getting one of those 'all in one' pyjama outfits that seem to be in all the shops at the moment. Hmmmm.....must consult Mr C.
Memory Box Modern Landscape border die
Papers from Mina
Promarkers, Forever friends White Floral ribbon

Tuesday 28 August 2012

And They Call It...Poppy Love....uh, uh, uh...

For those living in Australia & New Zealand please accept my humblest apologies.
When we planted yellow poppy seeds around the garden little did we know that their roots would run so deep and pop up everywere.
Darn things! 
At least, I guess, we have the pretty ends...not sure those Down Under will be too pleased with their carrot roots...Sorry!
Making Memories Simply fabulous Maddi papers
Coloured with Promarkers, Papermania flowers

Monday 27 August 2012

Loose Lions

There's been huge excitement in Essex over the past 12 hours with reports that there was a loose lion roaming farmland. Visions of a what a loose lion would wear sprang to mind: fishnet stockings, a scarlet boob-tube and scuffed, white heeled stilettos maybe? On Twitter, folk were suggesting the cast of TOWIE should be thrown out as bait to lure the beast out of hiding (lol) but now the search has been called off amid suggestions that it was in fact a dog that was seen and NOT a lion. Oh...the disappointment!
Here's a card I made a while back, I'm off to scrub off the 3hr weedkiller that's just backfired on my feet. Note to self....Do Not Use Weedkiller When a Gale Force Wind's Blowing!
First Edition Dessert Blooms papers
Promarkers, sequin flowers, ribbon from Hobbycraft

Sunday 26 August 2012

Garden Frenzy

Hey everyone, hope you're all having a wonderful weekend.
For us here in Blighty it's a Bank Holiday weekend so an extra day off tomorrow...YAY!
Mr C & I have spent most of today working in the garden. I did only intend to 'potter' for an hour to clear my muzzy head but then Mr C joined me and before I knew it we'd cleared the whole garden of its tired summer look and the sun had gone down!! At least, we're ahead of ourselves now, just a heap of ironing to plough through then some Promarker action.
Whatever you're doing...have a good one.
Promarkers, Doodlebug papers,
X-Cut punched flowers, card candy centres
Crealie Die-Cut leaves

Saturday 25 August 2012

Yawn City

C'Mon Paralympics....!!!
The football (yawn) season has started (sigh) and I for one (Zzzzzzz Zzzzzz) am bored already.
Don't get me wrong, my son plays for a local youth team and that football I love.
Having watched 2 exhilarating weeks of Olympics, Premiership (snore) football is already boring the pants off me (Not pretty!)
So roll on the Paralympics...I, for one, can't wait.
My card today is the uber cute I Forgot from Mo's Digital Pencil, I've left the sentiment off for now as I thought it could be used for a variety of occasions.
Martha Stewart border punch & card candy.

Tuesday 21 August 2012

30 Shades of Brown

Evening Campers!
Trust I find you in fine fettle.
Just a quick posting from me today as I need to catch up on some sleep. Was up in the wee hours last night, woken by the smell of smoke. It was so scarey, checked the whole house, went out in the garden (well...sent Mr C out in the garden, it was dark!!)...nothing. Then layed in bed worrying that I'd missed something so got back up again & checked everywhere again.
Can only assume there was a field smoldering somewhere & smoke was wafting our way.
Finally dropped off & by morning the smell had gone....Phew!

Papers - Basic Grey Origins collection
Promarkers & Memory Box Gentle Leaf die

Entering it at -

Monday 20 August 2012

Nobbly Bobblyless

After the calm, 'pastelness' of yesterday's card I thought I'd wake you up a bit with some zingy, bright colours.
Poor kid's just got a plain ol' orange lolly...sheesh...I'm NOT sharing my Nobbly Bobblys (real or virtual) with anyone.
Have a fab day, morning, afternoon, evening...whatever!

Kate Knight's 'Totally Tropical' papers
Memory Box Summer Border die, Promarkers
Papermania Capsule Collection flowers

Sunday 19 August 2012

Die-ing To Show You

Afternoon bloggers.
Tiz a scorcher here in Blighty, which is why you find me indoors with a fan on full-blast.
All is not lost as I've managed to make 5 cards, which for me of late is verging on a miracle.
It's way too hot for my digi's & promarkers, they're currently relaxing with their inky-toes in bowls of cool water so I've made a card with just Memory Box dies (Summer Border, Arboscello Tree Chloe Stem) & 3 shades of  DCWV pastel card.
Enjoy the rest of the weekend.

Friday 17 August 2012


Do not adjust your computers or polish your retina's, for some bizarre reason Blogger is showing this card as really blurry, my actual photo is perfectly clear. If you squint it looks better.
A mahoosive THANK YOU to everyone that left comments on our Dream Team Blog Hop yesterday, I was totally blown away by the lovely comments left on mine.
The weekend here in the south of Blighty is forecast to be a right scorcher with possibly the hottest day of the year so far. Being a shade-lover I'm hoping to get some serious card-making done, I say this every weekend but I have some new 'toys' to play with so hoping Madam Mojo is in town.
I hope you all have a great weekend.

Stamp - Born To Ride - Kenny K
Papermania papers, coloured with Promarkers

Thursday 16 August 2012

Mo's Dream Team Blog Hop

Ahoy fellow Bloggeroonies!
It's Blog Hop time for the Dream Team over at Mo's Digital Pencil and this month our hostess is Pops who has chosen the theme of Summer Tones.
Going by the UK summer weather we've had this year, I thought grey tones and images of rain, flooding and gale force winds would be a tad depressing so I've based my summer tones card on what a British summer should be 
This is the cheery Waiting For The Parade, coloured with promarkers based on colours currently blooming their summer heads off in my garden.
I hope you'll join in with our hop this month. If you're already joining in, then you should have arrived here from Kerttu's lovely blog, after me it's our Julie (The Queen of papers & embellies). If you'd like to go back to the beginning, then Pop's fabby blog is where you'll find the starting line.
As always there are 2 $5.00 vouchers up for grabs to spend at Mo's Digital Pencil for 2 lucky bloggers who leave a comment along the hop.

Wednesday 15 August 2012

Wake Me When the Madness is Over!

In the words of the great poet Mr Dizzee Rascal, my week has been 'Bonkers!'
Nuff said...

Stamp - Mayzyart freebie over at Outlawz
Papers - Wild Rose Studio Spring Fling collection

Tuesday 14 August 2012

A Special Card

Making this kind of card is never easy and a million times harder when it's in memory of a member of your family.
This is the beautiful Rose from Just Inklined. I had used it before to make an anniversary card but it's quite special & I thought it would make the perfect 'Thinking of You' card.
Made with several layers, coloured with Promarkers and mounted onto an embossed square background.

Saturday 11 August 2012

Time to Chillax

A quick, simple trip out this morning to buy school shoes & trousers for my 'dear, sweet' (PAH!) 15 year old daughter turned into an olympic marathon event. SEVERAL hours later I have returned, the heels on my shoes worn out from the mindless trudging, my trotters swollen and a headache the size of Africa.
Yesterday I took my son out for a similar excursion but he needed more stuff... in 2 hours, school & casual trousers, shoes, trainers, bag, trunks, coat & pencil case...bish, bash, bosh...job done!
Teenage girls...who'd 'av 'em?
Time to chillax now.

Promarkers, Doodlebug paper, Craftwork Cards sentiment

Tuesday 7 August 2012

New Clear Stamp Release

The lovely folk over at Just Inklined are releasing their first lot of Clear stamps (Inky stamps) which are A6 sized and to celebrate they are offering you the chance to get 25% off the retail price if you order before 10th August.
For further details head on over to La Pashe where they're being sold. Please note these will not be sold online as a digi stamp.
Here's a card I've made using the Garden Robin version.
Promarkers, Papermania Christmas 'Deck the Halls' papers,
Memory Box die-cut tree, ribbon from stash, red berry gems,
'oodles' of glitter


Monday 6 August 2012

Just Inklined Blog Hop

Welcome to the Just Inklined Blog Hop. Our hostess this month is Jak and her chosen theme is '3 Buttons & 2 Papers'.
Spookily I'd just got my mitts on this gorgeous Clematis digi...
...which fitted the challenge perfectly. The flowers & leaves have been decoupaged & then paper-pieced using 2 papers from the gorgeous Papermania Lucy Cromwell collection with button centres.
I just love making CAS cards using the beautiful images from the flower collection at Just Inklined
If you're joining in with our hop you should have arrived here from Karen's fabulous blog, after me it's Lori for something amazing. If you want to start back at the beginning then the creative genius that is Jak's blog is the place to be.
As ever, there's a spot prize up for grabs for a lucky commentator...good luck everyone & enjoy the hop!

Sunday 5 August 2012

Happy Birthday Mr C.

It's much beloved's birthday tomorrow so I'd like to dedicate this post to you Mr C.
If there was medal for the ...

 Weird Wife Endurance
Batty Woman Marathon
She's Lost the Plot (again!) Relay
and the
Not Another Lycra Cycling Outfit-a-thon

You, my darling, would win GOLD!
Happy Birthday

Promarkers, First Edition Up, Up & Away papers
Ribbon from Hobbycraft, Craftwork Cards sentiment

Entering it at -

Saturday 4 August 2012

Nudity Warning

Forgive me...I tried to warn you!
I really must get a better fitting shower-cap, nothing worse than a frizzy barnet!

Promarkers, First Edition Sweet Owl papers
Card Candy bubbles, Craftwork Cards sentiment

Entering it at -

Friday 3 August 2012

Olympic Gold Medal

...And the Gold Medal for the card that's taken the longest to make goes to...
this one above!
I reckon it's taken me about 2 weeks... yes, you read that right... 2 weeks to make this card. You know when you go to bed and the most 'brilliantest' of ideas pop into your head and you doze off rejuvenated, inspired with mojo-overload and then when you sit there, stash poised and NOTHING happens.
I had big plans for this card, it was going to ooze chocolate, it would look almost edible. 2 weeks later, lord knows how much binned stash, glue and rejected papers I got through. I am pleased with it now but it's a million miles from my my original idea, sometime this happens...not normally for this long!
Anyway, moving's much beloved's birthday next week, off to see if I can get hold of an Australian Olympic banana coloured, cycling outfit.

Lucy Cromwell Papermania papers, Promarkers,
 X-Cut punched flowers, Nellie Snellen leaf punch,
Craftwork Card sentiment, butterfly confetti

Wednesday 1 August 2012

Lovin' the 'Lympics

Now I admit I wasn't at all excited about the Olympics in the build-up, in fact my interest in it, I confess, was up there with extracting my own teeth whilst having my arms sawn off with a rusty junior hack-saw.
That was I have to say I'm thoroughly enjoying it.
What I would like to do though in this posting is to play homage to the great Joseph Shivers, DuPont chemist who in 1959 invented Lycra. are a legend!

Alcohol ink background, leaf peel-off,
Kaisercraft rub-on sentiment
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