Sunday, 23 December 2012

Merry Christmas

Hi all well thats the last of the festive season cards made and delivered, All shopping done now sitting down to relax and watch Miracle on 34th street

Wednesday, 19 December 2012


Well Pandora (dora) is pregnant and due to have her pups 12January we ate so excited! She has been to the vets and is healthy and she is getting rather plump

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Monday, 5 November 2012

Missing you all

Well not been here for a wee while! I have been really busy with cards and wedding orders also went on a girlie holiday there where 9 of us we had agreat time and photos to prove. Our dog Dora is in season again so we decided to breed her this will take up a lot of time but i'm excited already. My youngest son and girlfriend are expecting a baby in April! Excitment again that will be eight grandchildren god help me if they visit all at once.
Girls in the Ice Bar in Torremolinos
This is me in the Ice Bar

Sunday, 16 September 2012

Missing my Blog

Hi all I have not been able to update my blog for a few months! Ive been really busy with Weddings and Grandchildren. Our latest addition to the McArthur Family was born in July a Little Boy Jude. Hes was a little poorly when he was born but hes getting there. I have been told there will also be another addition sometime in the Spring! OMG that will be 8.

My Grandsons from Colchester came up for the summer holidays and spent their time between me and their other Granny so I was able to take them out for days we spent a few days at the beach and parks and thoroughly enjoyed it. Photos above are from Limekilns, Cullross and Townhill with Harry and Brooklyn also Dora my 1 year old Yorkie who had great fun at the beach.

Monday, 18 June 2012

School Days

Another page of my Grandsons ready for school and setting off.
I used Craft Artist and the "School Days" Digi kit. I coloured the the journaling to match the crayons, used the shadow tool

Sunday, 17 June 2012

Missed my blog

I have not been able to post anything for a while Ive been busy with Wedding Stationery I didnt have time to schedule either so I have posted Scrap pages for today and tomorrow I also have a lot of photos of cards I need to add. I will need to schedule them as I will be on holiday hopefully I will bring the sun back with me abd some great and funny photos to share with you all so I appologise I have not been able to visit all your fantastic blogs will see you all soon


Paradise Island

A scrapbook page of my Son and his family.
I used Craft Artist and the "Paradise Island digi kit I used shadow effect to make it look three D brushes of lace and bubbles

Monday, 4 June 2012

Does my bum look big


I created this card in Craft artist using "More than just feathers" MCS CD

I created the mat and layered backgrounds for the image and both greetings also added shadow brushes

Then added the Zebra image and greetings and printed this straight onto the card.

I finished with cosmic shimmer silver PVA glue for the pearls and added a little silver bow from the Paper mania range.

Sunday, 3 June 2012

Spotty Dog


This card I created in MCS using  "More than Feathers" CD

I used a spotted background just slightly larger than the image to give a mat and layered effect.

Printed the greeting in a chunky font I then printed it straight onto the card and added a black and white bow from the papermania range and finally added a few red liquid pearl drops

Saturday, 2 June 2012

Tatty Ted

I used Docrafts digital designer for this card I printed out the letters and tatty ted decoupage first. then I designed the background using design mats in the shapes option added the greeting added the two ribbons.
All the papers were from the papermania timecapsule CD its a brilliant source and a neverending supply of pretty papers for every occasion.

Friday, 1 June 2012

Footy fan 18th


This card I created in Craft Artist I used my own digi kit for the background and coloured it to match the favourite team of the birthday boy. I used a Punch to cut out the sections of the football on the front stamped the middle section and used a cuttlebug font dies for the numbers.

Father's Day Office

I printed the greeting onto a DL card and used decoupage image from a CD

Thursday, 31 May 2012

Poptastic 15th


Two cards for two friends with different tastes in stars
I created both these cards in Craft artist the heart background faded down and the greeting. I imported the photos into intelligent frames but coloured the mat backgrounds to match in with the card.
I finished with a few eyelets a metal flower and brad and a few dots of liqud pearls

Tuesday, 29 May 2012

Treasure Island

 I created this card using Craft Artist with the pirate digi kit
I created the bacground from scratch using a shaped square along with the fill tool adding several colours  to give a tropical scene I added thr sun and used the glow effect and placed it behind the trees I then started to build my scene and added the front two pirates which were stickers to card cut them out and stuck them using foam pads

Monday, 28 May 2012

Monkey Business

I used Craft Artist to create this card along with The Zoo digi kit. For the background and font part of the greeting I used the special effects and turned it to wood the number two I used the metallic effect on.

I then reprinted the swinging monkey and the number two  to add dimension to the card and finished with a couple of googly eyes/

Sunday, 27 May 2012

Pink Pearls and Bows

Grand daughters first birthday.
I used Craft Artist to create this card I used Nursery Rhyme Digital kit and the main image came from Crafters Companion Paintbox Poppets.

I printed out the main image from Craft Artist I used a round punch within the program to get the circle shape then cut it with the Beaded circle spellbinder die.

I created the background and greeting using the Nursery Rhyme digital kit I then added an organza ribbon bow and ruched a length up the side of the card and to finish I added a one, glitter and pink liquid pearls.

Saturday, 26 May 2012

Beer and Music


I created this card using Craft Artist and used photo real images of beer caps  the actual image I stamped using Nostalgia pastimes by Papermania. I decided not to colour this in as I liked it just the way it was. I used Black and white card for the two mats and cut these using labels twenty five I used black soot ink on the white mat to bring the focus into the image. I placed the beer caps as a header and footer and printed the greeting under these

Friday, 25 May 2012

Potted Cyclamen

Another CD I have not used in a while Card Creations Aroma notes again I used my Craft Artist to design the background and a Floral font for the greeting which I coloured to match. I printed off a Stackapage from the CD and cut it out I matted it onto a dark raspberry card placed it onto the card using foam pads to give a bit of dimension then added a few swirls, sequins and dots to finish.

Thursday, 24 May 2012

Grannies Button Box


I have had this CD and never used it until now there are some beautiful papers, images, etc on this CD I used the images through my Craft Artist I created the background and added the greeting matching up the colours I then added the boy and girl and a few other embellishments printed out the card then printed out the girl, boy and some buttons to add as decoupage

Wednesday, 23 May 2012

Nostalgic Bowls

A card for an avid Bowls fanatic.
I used cream and brown A4 card stock. Papermania Nostalgia Stamps. So trendy M-bossabilities and one of the Fancy tags, Labels fourteen and Vintage photo ink.

I embossed a piece of card to sit down the middle of the card but before embossing it I used my inkpad on one side of the m-bossability to get the mottled effect, I then matted it onto brown card. I stamped out the greeting, the main image and stamped 50 down each side of the card . I cut the image using Labels fourteen and a larger one in brown card for the mat. cut the greeting with the fancy tag. I used the ink on the main image and the greeting before removing them from the die. then put the card together using glue for the main strip down the middle and foam tape for the image and greeting to give dimension to the finished card

Tuesday, 22 May 2012

Lacey delights (Spellbinders)


A fancy fold card inspired by Sue Wilson,

I decided to use Turquiose and white for this card and it was all done from A4 cardstock.

I used the Persian Dies Motifs and accents to create the main fancy fold instructions are on Sue's Blog.
I embossed one of the Persian accent dies along the edge rather than cut it.

Printed the greeting and cut it with a Damask accent die that reminds me of a fancy padlock. added a ribbon anf the numbers cut from a cuttlbug font set

Monday, 21 May 2012

A Great Gran's Flowery Explosion

This is an A4 Card I cut out the two mats in matching colours one plane and on a pearly card stock which I embossed. I rpinted the greeting direct to the card and the tag befor cutting it.

I used all my spellbinder flower and leaf dies with different shades of plain and patterned paper made up the flowers then decided which ones to use and were to place them.

I then used the romantic rectangle to cut the label also inking it before removing it from the die and made a treble bow. I stuck them using Glue gel. I finished with a few gems for the flower centers and a little glitter

Sunday, 20 May 2012

A row of Flowers


This card I used my m bossibilities and spellbinder flowers and some inspiration from Sue Wilson.
I cut my 2 mats Deep lavender and pearl white to use with an A5 card I pin pricked the outer edge of the card with a Tim Holts ruler. I embossed the pearl white card and stuck it to the lavender card I then cut out my flowers and leaves four of each inked them while they were still in the dies Stamped the greetings and cut with a die inking before removing it from the die.

I chose two ribbons both in shades of lavenders aithough the colours do not look great in the pictures, I do appologise must get my lighting right.

I put the card together I'm really pleased with the final result.

Saturday, 19 May 2012

Fluttering By with Spellbinders


I chose my colours white and Turquoise firstly I used several butterfly dies from different sets for this card and one was large enough to stamp the greeting on to, I used "Beautiful Wishes" stamp collection from Creative Expressions and another for the birthday age.

I embossed the top matt with an M bossibilities rounded the corners and cut a slightly larger matt in a Turquoise card I used Vellum in the same colour as a ribbon around the center of the card. I finished with three gems and some faux stitching around the edge of the card using a Sakura glitter pen.

Thursday, 17 May 2012

Thank you from a Newborn

Two cards I created in Docrafts digital designer using Tatty Ted and Spellbinders.

I picked the colours for the background mats from the photograph. chose which Ted and greetings I wanted to use placed them appropriately then printed them out along with the coloured sheets for my fancy matts.

I printed out two photos cut out the shaped backing matts and stuck them with foam tape to give height to the card. I embellished the card with a few punched out flowers and gems to match.

Wednesday, 16 May 2012

Ahoy there matey

A Pirate card created using Craft Artist, a Pirate digi kit and a photo. I used the cut out studio to remove the background from the photo added the digi kit background and embellishments. I used the shadow tool to make the photo pop from the background I added the text

Tuesday, 15 May 2012

Pampered Aunt

I created this card in Do crafts digital Designer from the tulip and friends and papermania Cd. I added the greeting a bow and gems to finish