Saturday 31 March 2012

Nail Results

Ok nails are done, I have to say they are much better than they were but not as good as I would have liked.

As you can see from the pictures below I didn’t have much for them to work with. I struggle to grow my nails with the psoriasis and I would have like to have kept them totally natural but because I wasn’t totally happy with the result I painted them.

Before pictures


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After Pictures


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Ok thats it, we’re off out for our meal with Sheena and husband Russ and i’ll try to get some pictures if we come up for breath.

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Friday 30 March 2012

Especially for a Lady

Geesh it’s been hot, I managed to get my washing dried outside today, I love that. Tomorrow I’m going to treat myself and have my nails done as the sunny weather makes me want pretty nails. then tomorrow night I’ve a date with husband Chris and we are going out for dinner with Sheena Douglas and her lovely man Russ.

So onto my card, keeping in the theme of sunny days and thinking of afternoon teas I reached for the new Nitwit collection of Time for Tea and came up with this.

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Isn’t it pretty? I used one of the spellbinders oval frame dies from the pierceabilities range, I played around with the time for tea collection in my graphics program to make the center piece.

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I used the Mei Flower gems top and bottom of the card,I love the graduated sizes of them all on one card.

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Finished it off with a pretty sheer lemon ribbon and a Prima stick pin.

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Thursday 29 March 2012

Heat Wave–Cool Dude

If you’ve been watching the world weather or if you live in the UK you will know that we are having a very unusual March here.

The sun is splitting the trees and it’s hot hot hot. I sat in my car at lunch time and I baked, it didn’t take me long before I gave up and went back in doors. In fact I got a taxi drivers suntan all red down one side. I’m hoping it stays this way for a little while because it’s lovely to see so many people out and about.

our Jack got his first pair of sun glasses and he told me they were his “cool dude glasses” and who am I to argue?

I thought I should show you the proof in the pudding and let you decide.


Digital Scrapbook page made with My Memories Suite 

I have a discount code to get $10 off the software

My code is STMMMS48868 Enter the code on the shopping cart page At My Memories Suite

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Wednesday 28 March 2012

Mother Duck

Mother duck said “quack, quack, quack, quack” and only five little ducks came back.

Mother Duck, a newly released digital stamp from Just Inklined 

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Such a gorgeous image this one, I coloured it with copic markers and teamed it with Stampin Up papers a pretty ribbon and pearls from Mei Flower 

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The eggs are a spellbinders die that I dotted and distressed.

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Tuesday 27 March 2012


I have another from Victoria Case to show you today.

I think this would make the perfect good luck card, You can still purchase some of Victoria’s digi’s from in fact I have just bought Cowgirl and Cherry on Top

Isn’t she gorgeous?

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Coloured with Copic Markers and Prisma Pencils

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I used stickles glitter glue to accent her hat and trim. I also used Thickers letters (glass slipper) for the lucky word and a real casino chip to embellish and a beautiful ribbon to finish.

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Monday 26 March 2012

Limited Edition Promarker Winner


The lucky winner of the limited edition blog candy is just going to love them, I know that Letraset still have a few left, but once they're gone you will loose the chance to have these fabulous colours so be sure you don’t let them slip by give Letraset a visit and get yours . 

The winner of my Blog Candy is…….

171.  Joan. K

Congratulations Joan if you could drop me an email with your address details I will pop them in the post for you please head your email Limited Promarker Blog Candy.

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Introducing Oscar

Its times like this when I wish my Dad was here to see this, he would have been well amused with this card, he’d of loved the character and the wording is something that would have come out of his lips.

Introducing Oscar is a Mo Manning image and can be purchased from Mo’s Digital Pencil 

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Coloured with Promarkers and Flexmarkers and teamed with Limited Edition papers.

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The wording was from an old K & Co scrapbook pad.

I think this would make the perfect man card some wording like “am I really that old?”

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Sunday 25 March 2012

Summer Tootsies

I thought it would be fun to show you my summer tootsies, it is years since I painted my toe nails but that is only because my hubby does them for me, pampered I am ha,ha.
As you know I have a bad back and if I paint my own I walk like the man in the nursery rhymn "there was a crooked man, who had a crooked house".

So I am sporting deep purple toe nails for this season.

Saturday 24 March 2012

Elegance - Victoria Case Image

Some images just scream elegance and this is one of them, it is by Victoria Case and it is one that she gave to her facebook friends, I truly wish that Victoria would reopen her digi shop because her art is stunning. Although you can still buy a few of her dig’s from here

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I used a craft knife on the wings of this beauty and lifted them up off the page I placed a second image underneath where the wings are all coloured up so that you couldn’t see the gaps.

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I used my airbrush for the background and covered over the image with a mask

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Soft shades for colours for this Angel as I wanted is to be dreamy, I used the Spellbinders edgeabilities and the Memory Box flower wreath and made a wire net flower and butterfly.

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Promarker Blog Candy Giveaway

Letraset have kindly given me an extra set of Limited edition pens to give away.

Each limited edition ProMarker set contains 6 brand new, strictly limited ProMarker colours based on the latest seasonal trends.
These new colours are exclusive and will not be repeated.
Letraset will be releasing limited edition sets throughout 2012 – make sure you’re the first in line to receive these hotly anticipated new colours.
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I love these shades as they oooze todays colour trends, muted but pretty, they have the suede colour effect that we see in so many of our clothes colour fashions

I took my set of pens and did a quick colour example for you to see just how pretty they are.


image from D’Arcy’s Diaries  

A set of 6 limited edition markers


Colours in the set


All you need to do is tell me in the comment why you like the shades in this set and spread the word to crafters, via blogs, facebook twitter or word of mouth then add your name to the Inlinkz link.

If you haven’t got a URL just leave it blank.


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Friday 23 March 2012

Call the Nurse

Before I start I wanted to thank you all for the wonderful Birthday Wishes both here and via email, isn’t the big WWW a wonderful tool, I have made so many online friends and appreciate each and every one of you.

I got my lie in this morning (Happy Dance) and had visits throughout the day from my family. loads of cards, chocolates and goodies. I got a beautiful writing set from my Mam as an extra as I already had had my Birthday present.

So on to my card this is another one that I’ve had coloured up for a long time awaiting to be added to a card.

Nurse by Mo Manning from Mo’s Digital Pencil, coloured with FlexMarkers by Letraset


I wanted a little extra in the embellishment form but just couldn’t find any so i made my own Bandages and Elastoplast's and of course i added some gorgeous pearls from Mei Flower 


I still needed something to finish the card and that's where the luscious ribbon from Ribbon Carousel came in to play


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Going, Going, Gone

Fabulous crafting day, the hustle and bustle was immense at Create and Craft yesterday, I arrived at 9am bumping into Sara Davies at the reception desk and having a catch up later in the green room, I blinked and it was 11 am and time for the first show with Dave Bradford (lovely Man) we had great sales from all you wonderful crafters and by the time we were ready for the 2nd show the panic set in that we wouldn’t have enough so we pulled out all stops and secured more stock so that you wouldn’t miss out.

Here is a couple of shots of the second show with the lovely Ellis Ward

The first is meet and greet

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It soon became obvious that the massive stock just wasn’t going to last as you went into a buying frenzy and yes we had a sell out.

This is Ellis and myself telling customers to check out their basket if they were on line.

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well done to all those that managed to get both cd roms.

I got home just after 6:30 and had a well earned cuppa.

Today is my Birthday so as I am writing this in the early hours of the morning I’m figuring I should climb the stairs and have a lie in.

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Wednesday 21 March 2012

Nothing Finer

Sitting in hotel with my feet up on the bed with my favourite tipple full bodied tea with a threat of milk.
I will be on Create and Craft tomorrow at 11am and 2pm I created a new card pack and I know you are going to love them amongst lots of other goodies.

Pinks and Browns

You know when you have a colour layout in your head but you never can quite find the shade you are looking for? well this happened to me months ago so I laid the image to one side and every now and again i would pick it up and try to match it again and end up laying it right back down and using another image.

I picked up a paper pack at Harrogate on the The Hobby House stand and I knew instantly that it would be perfect for this image.

Winifred from Mo’s Digital Pencil 



I used pearls from Mei Flower to accent the card, their pearls are second to none and the range is amazing as well as their prices. the flowers are made from the brown paper and the larger one with my Tonic Studios pinking shears.



I used one of the spellbinders frame dies to cut out the image and finished with a pretty bow.


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Monday 19 March 2012

Show Dates & Blog Candy Winner


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Create and Craft TV Dates for your Diary  Sky 671 | Freeview 36 | Freesat 813

Thursday 22nd March

11am and 2 pm hope to see you there….

I can see you all love your embellishments for your crafting, loads and loads of you entered for it.

The winner is

126. Eileen Coles

Well done Eileen, if you can send me an email with the heading Blog Candy I will get your prize posted out to you, my email is on my side bar.

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Wonderful Day–Fixer Boy

We (Mam and I) had a wonderful day at Harrogate at the Papercraft Extravaganza, we set out around 10am and got there around 11.30, a little browse around then had a sandwich and a cup of tea, saw some welcome faces and old friends, big shout out to Jacqui Dennis love that girl got a cuddle and a long awaited chat.

We were greeted at the door with someone calling my mam famous for being on my blog yesterday, that made her day so thank you to the kind lady who recognised us.

I made a card when I got home using Fixer Boy from Mo’s Digital Pencil 

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I used a pre shaped card from Craftwork Cards and added some pearls from Mei Flower as you can see I got loads while I was there but give them a visit as they had a fabulous selection to choose from.

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Image coloured with Copics

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