Friday, 29 April 2011


Well what a happy day it has been today!  Although my intention was to watch some of the wedding I ended up watching most of it! Wasn't it wonderful?  Then off to lunch with my sister .... Needless to say nothing much done again in the house and garden again today.  When we got back I ended up going into my den, not to craft but to try and tidy it up, I am sure you know what I mean when I say there should be loads of working space but only 6" square to work with in front of you!!! End result is a tidy den but no new cards made.  I thought therefore I would share with you some cards I made last year for a class.  They are using the core-dinations card, embossed with various cuttlebug folders and then sanded down to show the colour of the card underneath.

That is all for today.  Oh! my friend Siobhan was one of the five winners in the latest Stamp Man Challange. Congratulations Siobhan!  Her blog is have a look her cards are fab. We are heading off on Saturday to a craft show outside Edinburgh - more crafting, what a life!!

Thursday, 28 April 2011

Recipe "off centre"

OMG! I had hoped when I set this blog up it would give me back my creativity, what I didin't realise is the can of worms it would open or should I say "blogs it would open".  As you know one blog leads to another and I came across this challenge so yet again into my den I went (should have been doing housework, ha ha!) and this is my creation.  Away now to walk the dogs, maybe later might get round to shopping, etc ......!

Tuesday, 26 April 2011

Happy Birthday Brother

Just realised I would need to get my brother's birthday card posted today.  It is his birthday at the weekend but with the Royal Wedding on Friday I don't think there is a postal service.  Of course, needless to say I didn't have one made.  First thing this morning into my den I merrily went and this is my creation.

Sunday, 24 April 2011

Black and White Plus One

Following their blog I saw Penny Black's April Challenge is Black and One Plus One so into my den I went and came up with this card.  I love Penny Black stamps and have a "fair few" to say the least. This is using their "Ode to Joy" stamp which I coloured using Faber Castell Polychromo Pencil "Burnt Ochre" and blended with sansador.

Sunday, 17 April 2011

Easter Treat

I realised this morning that it is Easter next weekend and I don't have any cards made!  I stood looking out of the window thinking "fence painting or card making" and guess what won!  This is my first card I have made in a while.  As I am a lover of Penny Black stamps I thought I would use this stamp which I bought last year and was one I hadn't got round to using - does that sound familiar?

Wednesday, 13 April 2011

I can't believe we have got to Wednesday already!  My weekend was spent out in the beautiful sunshine fence/shed painting!  I am determined this year to have all the labourious work in the garden completed by the end of the spring so I can sit and enjoy the summer (should we get any).  But boy have I suffered!  In my head I am still in my 20's but after 11 hours of painting my body was certainly reminding me I am not!  Friends popped in on the Saturday just as we were lighting the B.B.Q so it was lovely for us all to sit down and have something to eat and catch up.

I still haven't managed to get into my crafting den in the evenings yet so thought I would post this card I made for a work colleague's birthday last year.  As it was a autumn birthday I thought the colours were very appropriate.

Saturday, 9 April 2011

The Start ..

As I am setting up this new blog, the sun has not long risen and the morning mist is slowly lifting over the lovely hill I have the pleasure of looking out on to every day from my livingroom window.  Even after 12 years of living here I still do not take this beautiful view for granted.