Friday, 28 March 2014

Thankyou

I have been trying to publish a few cards over the last week - but for some reason Blogger wont let my pics upload - so unfortunately it just isn't happening.


If anyone has any advice for me would be appreciated - otherwise I wont be able to do anything.


Cheers
Maureen XX

Thursday, 9 January 2014

Another year flies by....

Its my 51st birthday today [9th Jan] - its also 1 year since I started blogging...
A bit slow off the mark posting so far this year but it has been a whirlwind start spending time with friends and helping family out with their business - I will get back into it I'm sure...

For now here is the very first card for 2014...

Was asked for a birthday card for a "gay" guy turning 31.... LOL - I dont see what difference being "gay" makes however I do know that a sense of humour helps most of my friends get through the day... I used swiss dots ef, Art Stamps and brilliance back ink embossed with Hologram ep, coloured with Kaisercraft Kaiserfusion pens...

I am linking up to Pixie's Snippets Playground Week 106 - where its fun to meet up with crafty friends...

Thanks for stopping by... Mxx


Tuesday, 10 December 2013

BW & S Congrats

I added some friends to my Group on Facebook and had a little flurry of orders flow in...
Here is the first - a Black, White & Silver card for the engagement of a very happy couple...

Materials used: Ezi Cut heart dies, Sizzix alpha die used to cut snippets of silver card stock, ribbon, sticker and cardstock from stash.

I am linking up to the following challenges with this creation

Pixies Snippets Playground Week 102 - so happy to get back inside the gates...

Thanks for stopping by... Mxx

Tuesday, 3 December 2013

Sentiments to live by...

Been so busy lately doing card orders haven't joined in with T for Tuesday or WOYWW [Whats on your workdesk Wednesday] for a couple of weeks,,, I did manage to make the below card for a friend

Supposed to be a christening card but I found I don't really have anything suitable that hadn't been used before so this Kaszass Stamp came to mind - who wouldn't want to live by them...

Stamped using Salty ocean DI on a snippet of white with ribbon and bling and base card from stash...

I am linking up to Pixies Snippets Playground Week 101 with this creation - Pixie has some fabulous friends in the Playground and it is growing every day - come along and join the fun...

Thanks for stopping by... Mxx

Friday, 29 November 2013

Ornamental Christmas

More ornament chrissy cards for an order...

Craft Queen Ribbon, Sizzix Swirl ef, Spellbinders Heirloom Ornament 2011 dies, Memory box die for the bow,sticker in centre of ornament and  card stock from stash
Craft Queen Ribbon, Cuttle Bug ef, Spellbinders Heirloom Ornaments 2011 dies, Memory box die for the bow, Stampin up ornament stamp & punch, card stock from stash
I am linking up to the following challenges with these creations...

Rudolph Day - the final for the year over at Stamping For Pleasure

Pixies Snippets Playground WEEK 100 - where the snow is on the ground and the pond is icy...

Thanks for stopping by... Mxx

Wednesday, 20 November 2013

Birthday for C

Its a special someone's birthday tomorrow [22 Nov] so I madea very elaborate card to celebrate...

Materials used: Taylored Expressions Circles cutting plate, Marianne Design stem die, chipboard letter, small blossom punch from snippets, liquid pearls, mystery ribbon, paper & silk flowers & jewel brad from stash...
 
I am linking to the following challenges with this creation
 
Pixies Snippets Playground Week 99 - they don't know its C's birthday [shhhhh] I wonder how many will guess who C is???
 
Make It Monday #167 - always Anything Goes - sharing creativity
 
I have two mysteries wrapped up in this card - who's birthday is it [regular followers will know] and where did that dark green ribbon come from???
 
Thanks for stopping by... Mxx

Monday, 18 November 2013

Proud GraduaTe for Tuesday

It's time for a cuppa and a chat with creative friends in blogland - if you would like to join in head on over to Altered Book Lover where Bleubeard and Elizabeth have a comfy chair for everyone at T for Tuesday...

I am so proud to share the news that my 17yr old has graduated High School - she wasn't confident that she would make it right up to the days before the ceremony - but I am happy to say she did!!

She let us know that she wouldn't be going up on stage to collect her certificate - but that was her choice and shows her need to be different from those around her - and it doesn't detract from that full heart feeling I have bursting with pride!!
My cup this week is the one I have had on my desk at work for the last 7 years...

I love the shape the colour and the fact it keeps drinks warm for ages... paired with some Mars Bar cookies it holds Vanilla Latte on this occasion...

And the farewell card from my Team mates... I just love it - so simple and chic...
 I have attached it to my inspiration board that I started last year...
 
This board contains just a few items - top left is a gold & red enamelled poppy pin purchased years ago for remembrance day, a couple of masks painted by my daughter - she doesn't get crafty very often... the harlequin card is a sample of my Twinkling H20's which I love, the bottom left to right is the 50th birthday card my sister Cathy gave me - I just adore it and her... the scroll is one of my favourite shapes in the world as it can go forever... and now my farewell card from my 16 years at work... signed by some of my best friends... yes I really loved the gold envelope too!!
 
Well that's it for me this week - Thanks for stopping by everyone... I love the opportunity to share in a caring and creative environment... hugs Mxx