Sunday, 20 December 2009

Last 2 orders.............

that I'm doing now before Christmas.

They were last minute ones from one of my regular customers, just hope she likes them!!

Friday, 11 December 2009

2 cards.........


dont seem to have had much time for crafting recently, as I'm busy with the run up to the big day......arent we all!!!!!!!! & Lucy has been poorly again, she 's on the mend now thanx to the steroids & hopefully she'll stay that way.

These 2 cards are for a customer who rang up today & asked for them for tomorrow, so hope she likes them, now I've some crimbo cards to make!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Thanx for stopping by

Wednesday, 25 November 2009

a couple of cards..............


seems like forever since I last posted any cards, but we've been innundated with visitors, Lucy is poorly again, altho on the mend & I've lost me mojo.

So I've just put together 2 quick cards tonite, to see if I can get inspired again, they arent the best but, hey ho, at least I've made something

Thursday, 12 November 2009

awesome blog candy

Hop on over to visit Debbie at have a look at her amazing candy giveawy, to celebrate 20,000 hits!! Amazing !!!

Thursday, 22 October 2009

Some Christmas Cards........


Thought I'd better make a start on my christmas cards as I've loads to make aswell as some birthdays ones that are coming up!!

Not so keen on the pinky peach one, its not really my colour, but I just adore Frosty, so had to use him, the lilac one I've sprinkled with glamour dust to add a wee bit of sparkle!!!!

Thats all for now, thanx for looking xxxxxx


Tuesday, 13 October 2009

I'm back.........

after a long absence, due to the ill health of my daughter, Lucy. She seems much better now & we go back to the hospital on the 2nd November for her results.

here are 2 cards i made on Saturday
The beer one was for Dans friend, I did the 'froth' using liquid applique & heated it with a heat gun.

The golden wedding card I did for my friend Brenda & her hubby John, the image is from precious moments, I used my Martha Stewart punch, words were computer generated, everything else from my stash

Thanx for stopping by, will be back more often from now on!!!!

Tuesday, 25 August 2009

another order

for a chap who is a postie, image is decoupaged, sheet was from my local craft shop, but you can find it here

off to take my orders out shortly

Monday, 24 August 2009

wedding card

done for an order for one of my customers, the image is decoupaged & I've added a touch of glamour dust to the image & the flowers.

Hope you like it

Cya later xx

Tuesday, 18 August 2009

Peacock lady

Afternoon folks, its been a bit cool here today, so I've spent the afternoon in me wee studio, having a play with this little gem. I know my colouring in needs vast improvement, but I really enjoyed it & I'm quite pleased with my first attempt, the stamp is by Graphicus

what do you think???

Sunday, 16 August 2009

An 8x8 card...

thought I'd have a bash at one of these, papers are Papermania Basics Vibrant

I quite like doing this size card, & thought I'd better try one cos I've a wedding one to do!!

a bit different.............

Gosh its windy here today, so I'm going nowhere!!

Been having a play with this design, its not decorated as much as I'd like, as I wanted to get it on here to show you. The panel behind the snowflake is backed with acetate & the peel-off is glittered & coloured, the panel after that is just backed with christmas paper. Obviously you can really go to town with the decoration of this, for now I've just left the base card plainish.

would like your opinions on this

Saturday, 15 August 2009

new blog candy alert!!!!!!!!!

A new blog is going live on the 7th September, so to celebrate they are giving away some fabby blog candy

pop over to Sophisticat closing date is 12th September

One Stop craft challenge

thought I'd enter this into the pink & black challenge over at

2 new baby cards

good afternoon, wet & windy here, I've nothing planned tho so I'm not that bothered

I had a rush order for these cards & I've just taken them round to my customer luckily she loved them!!

Be back later with some more creations (hopefully)

Tuesday, 11 August 2009

Funky Fairies Challenge Card

Morning folks, looks as if its going to be a nice day here the sun has peeped out now from behind the clouds, so lets hope it stays nice.

The challenge over at Funky Fairies is Black & White, so I decided to give it a bash, the paper is from their 'stars' range, the stamp is by inkadinkadoo

Hope its ok

Thanx for looking

Saturday, 8 August 2009

a purr-fect day

made this afternoon, I tried to do several different things at once, & it doesnt work, lol so this is all I've done this afternoon, apart from make a mess!!!!!!!!!!

Hope you like it!

Thursday, 6 August 2009

a few holiday photos

Here are a few holiday snaps from our week in the highlands

Tuesday, 4 August 2009

wedding acceptance

good evening folks, I'm back refreshed after a fab week away in the Highlands, will post some piccies tomorrow

this is done for one of my regular customers, its done with the new sizzix folders (wedding set)

would welcome your opinions on it, I think its a wee bit plain

Thursday, 16 July 2009

Forever & always

made using the new Sizzix folders, I just think its missing something, I would've put some lilac pearls in the corners, but I havent got any lol, probably should've used a slightly textured card for the base, oh well, back to the drawing board lol

Bet you thought I'd forgotton

about me blog hadnt you, lol. Just been really busy & when I've come to do some crafting, I'd lost me mojo, hopefully I've found it again now, This is a christening card I'd done for a customer, it was for her great granddaughter, the cross was cut on crikey using the wedding cart

Wednesday, 3 June 2009

Another lovely afternoon

Have been really busy over the past few days, getting some cards made for a stall I'm having on Saturday, its the crowning of the Elswick Rose Queen,

Here are a couple of cards I've done this morning, the butterfly is a decoupage sheet by Zandra, & the fairy one is an oval stacker by Fairy Doodles

Hope you like them

Wednesday, 20 May 2009

Another award

Thank you to Bea for my latest award, I now have to pass it on to 5 more people, so here goes.............

1. George

2 Rita

3 Kairen

4. Marion

5. Lou

Hope you like the awards girls

Thursday, 14 May 2009

Good afternoon!!

Well I was chuffed to bits yesterday after finding out I'd won the Funky Fairies Challenge, especially as it was first ever entry into the challenge world, will have to enter some more now, lol

weather is a bit windy here today, altho the rain has kept off, not that it has worried me as I've been in my studio all morning, I've made a card very similar to the duck get well card below, for my sons teacher, he leaves school today altho he has to go in tomorrow for a 'graduation' assembly, I've also made this thank you card to go into my stock, as I'm doing a craft fayre next month, so I need to get me skates on......................!!!! The paper is from the Daisy & Dandelion paper stack, everything else is from my stash!
Hope you like it..

Monday, 11 May 2009

my 1st challenge card............

dont know if its ok but here goes, thought I'd enter it into the funky fairies challenge for a get well card, the backing paper is a free download from there

Wish me luck

Wednesday, 6 May 2009

Blog Candy Alert!!

Fiona, over at is offering some fab blog candy to celebrate her sons birthday, pop over & have a look at some of her fabby cards

might have a card to show you later, if youre lucky, lol

Saturday, 2 May 2009

needs some tweaking

Its been a gorgeous day here, so I spent the afternoon gardening!!
Having a play this evening, this is from the cuddly buddly cd, its only a rough draft as I wanted to see how it all goes together, & altho I'm not entirely happy with it, ( it was only cut out quickly) I think once I've sussed it properly it will look nice when finished.............

Any hints or tips most welcome!!

Thursday, 30 April 2009

Yippee, I've got an award

I would like to say thanks to Liz for this award, it means a lot as 1) its my first ever award & 2), I'm a newbie on the blogging circuit, so to get an award has made my day

Here are a few rules to the award:

"This award has a few rules first of all you have to give it to a new blog that you have recently come across.Let them know they have an award ,then they must mention your blog when accepting the blog .Pass on to 15 other new sites that you have just recently come across."
Will add the names to this gradually so please watch this space!!! Please leave a comment when you collect your award

Lizs blogs:

Watch this space to find out whos getting my awards, thanks again Liz

Wednesday, 29 April 2009

Afternoon all..............

Well, the weather has stayed dry after all, which I'm pleased about as my daughter has gone off to the Lake District for a few days with school, & they are abseiling this afternoon, I'm sure they'll all have a fab time.

A friend of ours has a lady friend in Thailand so he asked me if I could do a card for her & this is what I came up with, the image is Penny black & the top paper is Amethyst Infusion by Papermania, the greeting says 'Happy Birthday To My love'

Thanx for stopping by

Tara for now


Tuesday, 28 April 2009

Vintage Lady

Evening folks, this is another card order, the image is decoupaged & from Kanban, everything else from my stash, have just noticed that on the photo the ribbon looks navy in my opinion, it was black tho!!

thanx for stopping by

cya later xx

Grandaughters 21st card

This card has given me so much grief over the spelling of 'Granddaughter' I know officially its spelt with a 'dd' but after chatting with the lady who ordered it, this is how we decided to spell it

The decoupage is from Morehead & the doiley cut file is courtesy of Linda Davies over on the crikey forum

Thanx for dropping by

Friday, 24 April 2009

happy birthday to ewe

here another one - wonder if I'll manage to get any more done today????????????

Image is Penny Black & the backing paper, well, cant remember who its by off hand lol!! Think it was part of a pack I got from Baker Ross.

Cya later xx

Its going to be one of those days..................

Here is one card I've made this morning, used the birds & swirls cuttlebug folder, along with my trusty swiss dots, added some organza ribbon, & the stamped sentiment is from See D's Inque Boutique.

Vey windy here today, just right for staying in & crafting, so if you keep your fingers crossed, I might have another one to show you later

bye for now

Heather xx

Wednesday, 22 April 2009

Not sure about this one..................

Good evening, I was having a 'me' day today & of course it never works out that way does it???????

Managed to get in my studio & made this card for my neighbours little girl, not sure about it tho, I liked the ribbon on it but now its stuck down, I dont & I think the right side of the card looks a little plain so might put a couple of gems just to bling it up a wee bit!!!!!

Thanx for dropping by


Heather xxxx

Friday, 17 April 2009

Blackpool Football Club

A customer ordered this card for her friends hubby, who is 60 & an avid supporter of BFC thanx for dropping by

Monday, 13 April 2009

Baby girl card

This was done for a friends daughter, who had a baby girl this morning, I'm chuffed to bits for him, the teddy bear is from some wrapping paper & is decoupaged, everything else from my stash, Thanx for stopping by,

Afternoon all..............

Have had a stressful afternoon trying to get my printer to work, think it was having a blip, as it seems to be ok now. This card took me all of 10 mins to do, everyhing was from Kanban!!

Sunday, 12 April 2009

Happy Easter

Evening folks, hope you've all had a good day & not eaten too much chocolate!!

Here's my card for today, spotty paper is from the 'Simply Elegant' range from Papermania. ribbons & buttons from my stash.

Thanx for stopping by.

Bye for now,


Wednesday, 8 April 2009

Good evening , been very windy today, just right for staying in & crafting. Have been busy today, I've made a few cards & took them to the shop that sells them for me & I've done these two cards for a customer & this is what she wanted.

Eeyore was cut on crikey & the backing paper is the new 'Daisy & Dandelion' paper pack, which is just gorgeous.

The wedding card was for a couple who got married abroad, hence the colour, the hearts were cut on crikey using the wedding cart & the yellow paper is from Kanban

Thanx for stopping by!!



Tuesday, 7 April 2009

Morning everyone, seems I've neglected my blog over the last few days, but with having the Rainbow sleepover, visitors, doing my garden etc etc, I've not had much time to do any crafting. I'm off out to the Kanban outlet today with a friend so looking forward to that. Hopefully will have a card to upload aswell later!!!!

Thursday, 2 April 2009


Another lovely day here in Lancashire, so I managed to get a bit more of my garden done! Seems like a never ending task at the moment.
This card is for the secretary at my daughters school, she is retiring tomorrow after 28 years in the job, wow, what an achievement, swirl paper is Papermania Basics Vibrant, chocolate paper is Kanban & the rest is from my stash! Sentiment is computer generated!

Enjoy the rest of your evening ! TTFN xxxx

Tuesday, 31 March 2009

Good afternoon!!

Well after a dull start it has turned out lovely here. Just made a very quick card for my neighbour, she came round just before lunch & asked if I could do her a card in these colours. The 'ticket corner' squares were cut on crikey using the 'Stretch your imagination' cartridge, 'its your day' was cut on crikey using George,& the flower is the Cuttlebug 'scribble flower' Words are computer generated! Hope you like it!!

Sunday, 29 March 2009

Todays card

Made a quick card this afternoon, the image was one I already had, & the papers are some new ones, but cant remember who made them, will get back to you on that!! Ribbons & flowers from my stash! Hope you like her, I think she is really cute.

I've finally done it........................

set up a blog that is, Havent a clue what I'm doing tho so you'll have to bear with me, lol, hopefully will learn more along the way!!