Wednesday, 29 August 2012

Showcase 17..........

Good morning and welcome to my new followers. Hope the weather is being kind to you all,  it is dry and sunny here at the moment :-). I finally managed to get round to making my card yesterday once i shooed hubby off to work lol.

Talking of hubby it was that time of year for the car MOT so off he went Saturday morning, thinking that he was coming home while the car was being sorted, but no he decided to stay there and have a look round at all the cars and then he kept sending me pictures saying what do you think of this one and did I want to go and have a look at them, well I had too. We had been talking about exchanging for another. After he got home and had coffee, off we trundled back to the garage to check the cars out......... and yes we did buy another and we pick it up this Saturday, no not a brand new one, so excited now and cannot wait. Anyway thats enough of that, lets get onto this week`s Showcase which is.........

The Lighthouse.

My Guest DT this week is the very talented and butterfly lover.........

Elaine Levett

Janet aka Stacky 
and finally as always here is mine
Sorry for the picture being a bit lopsided, did not notice this until just now lol.
6 x 6 Scalloped card
MCS Finishing Touch for backing paper, border and sentiment
MCS Nesting Shapes cut out  by hand
Lighthouse image coloured with Promarkers
I think you have to agree with me yet again what a wonderful set of cards the girls have created, and I really do hope you will hop over to their blogs and leave well deserved comments.
Elaine, Janet, Tina and Gill THANK YOU.
I hope you do not mind but I need to make a very special comment for a very special lady and friend. 
Our Lindsay has not been very well at all and I really did not expect her to do a card for this week`s Showcase, so when I went onto the DT blog this morning and saw that Lindsay had uploaded her card, and I have to say it is gorgeous.
THANK YOU Lindsay you are a STAR.

Wednesday, 22 August 2012

Daffodil Showcase.....

I know it`s a bit late in the year for daffs but what the heck lol. Unfortunately I  am having printer problems at the moment so I was unable to print off my digi and I have had to resort to showing a card I did a few months back,  which you might have seen already (sorry). Once hubby has mended the printer I shall ensure that I will make a new and fresh card. Would any of you ladies like to be a guest DT for my Westie or mask digi`s, ( you can see them in my digi shop) if so leave a comment to say you would and I will contact you 

Shall we see what the girls have been up too..............

This week my Guest DT is the Talented and great friend................


Viv and I started card making around about the same time (7 years ago) and she has gone from novice to expert in Less is More/CAS cards, so if you ever get stuck pop over to her blog. You will not be disappointed.

Janet aka Stacky

And of course Mine to finish this weeks Showcase

I think you have to agree that the girls have created something beautiful from the daff digi, which is available in my Digi shop above.
Please take a few moments of your time and visit the girls blogs ( just click on their names) and leave well deserved comments
THANK YOU Viv, Janet, Tina, Gill and Lindsay. You never fail to amaze me.

Tuesday, 21 August 2012

My DT Card........

Good morning all, it`s a bit grey here this morning and I have to shortly go to the city to pick up my new glasses. Hope it does not rain, but at least the temperature has gone down phew.

This week the challenge for LEJ Designs Challenge Blog is........


The first randomly drawn name will win 3 digi`s of their choice from....................... LEJ Designs

Our Website

The second randomly drawn name will win 5 digi`s of their choice from

Digi Darla

And finally if anybody uses a LEJ Designs digi will be entered into a special draw to win 3 digi`s of  their choice.

Here is my card, I have never made a vintage card before so this was all new to me and had to call on the lovely Lindsay for inspiration and she has certainly got that.
Thank you Lindsay.

I used a 5 x 5 card
LEJ Designs Digi Coffee Grinder
Everything else was created in the MCS Cd`s
The small embellie was a free image from the web
The backing paper and lace is all one layer.
The main shape was printed and cut out and the image coloured with Promarkers.

Pop on over to LEJ Designs Challenge Blog and have a go, if I can do it so can you :O).

Wednesday, 15 August 2012

Showcase Time........

Good morning to you all, the sun is shining but probable thunderstorms this afternoon. Sorry I have not been about to visit your blogs over the last couple of days. I will make up for it when Mick goes back to work tomorrow. Right lets get onto the reason why you have popped over :O).

This week the showcase is.................... Ellie 

My guest DT this week is the very talented

and of course MINE

I cheated a bit this week as very short of time due to being out and about enjoying the sun while it lasts.
5 x 5 white card
Just one layer created in Simply Silhouettes MCS
Coloured withPromarkers

I think you have to agree again that the girls have done a brilliant job again.
Hope you will take a few minutes of your time and leave them well deserved comments.

THANK YOU .. Kath, Lindsay, Gill, Tina and Janet. xxxxxxx

Tuesday, 14 August 2012

My DT Card.................

Sorry I have not been about for the last few days but hubby decided to take a few days off work and we have been out and about while the weather lasts. I will try and catch up with you all once he is back to work.

It`s time for Challenge 16 over at LEJ Designs Challenge Blog

and this week it is........


The first randomly drawn name will win 3 digi`s of their choice from LEJ Designs

The second randomly drawn name will win 5 digi`s of their choice from QKR Stampede

For anybody who uses a LEJ Designs Image for the challenge will be entered into a special draw... and this week it is now standing at 2 digi`s of the winners choice . Go on pop on over and take a peek at all the wonderful digi`s, you will not be disappointed.

Don`t forget to go and see what all the other DT members have created, you will be very pleasantly surprised, and while you are there get your entries in too.  
No back linking please.

Here is my card

5 x 7 White card from The Works
Crocus Digi from LEJ Designs
The whole design including the meaning was created in MCS ,
then printed straight onto the card and lightly coloured with Promarkers.

Thank you for popping by and hopefully you will leave a comment.
Now it is time for you to get your card entered for the challenge.
Good luck everybody xxxxxxx

I would like to enter this into

Thursday, 9 August 2012


Good afternoon to you all. It`s a beautiful day here so I went for a lovely walk to Dunelms had a nosy around bought one or two bits and bobs and a leisurely walk back.

Yesterday one of my friends on facebook takes such wonderful photo`s, I just had to ask if I could use his latest photograph to make a card with and he very kindly gave me permission yeahhh. Meanwhile in the afternoon I decided to do another drawing for a digi. So here they are..............

Photo by Modo Bordek who lives in Queensland.
Nesting shapes from MCS
Backing paper,  sentiment and small dolphins
from Jayne Netley Mayhew Collection CD
Peeloffs from stash and coloured.

Wednesday, 8 August 2012

Showcase Time.......

Hi ladies, I  have got some fabulous cards for you today from the DT Girls. This week it is my....... Baby digi and the girls have done brilliant. I struggled a bit with this as I have never had to colour so much skin before lol.

Just before I get to show the cards I am looking for 2 new DT members to join my wonderful team of Lindsay, Gill, Janet, and Tina, so if you are interested just leave a comment. This is a weekly showcase which goes live on Wednesday morning at 9. Right lets get down to showing you the FABULOUS cards the girls have done.

This week my Guest DT is the very talented........

Glenda Atkins

and finally mine ( Chris)
5 x 7 card landscape
Hunkydory dark blue pearlised card
Dunelm lace and buttons
My own backing paper made in MCS
I placed the image into the frame from MCS
Coloured with Promarkers
Card Candi
Ribbon from stash

I think you have to agree with me that the girls have done an absolutely wonderful job creating these amazing cards and I hope you will take take a few moments of your time to visit their blogs and leave well deserved comments.

THANK YOU Glenda, Gill, Tina, Lindsay and Jane

Next week we have the ..... digi,  well you will have to visit next week to find out :O)

I would like to enter my card into

Tuesday, 7 August 2012

Just a simple card....

Hello ladies, Don`t know about you but the weather here is a bit mixed today cloudy then sun and back to cloud again but at least it is warm and my washing is drying unlike yesterday when we had a  massive storm and everything got more wetter than I put it out lol. My card today is a very simple one...... so here it is.

For this I used
5 x5 white card
Versa Color pink ink pad
Gems from stash
Lace corners and centrepiece are rub ons from Craftime
Centre image and backing colour made from Simply Silhouettes MCS.

I would like to enter this into

Emma`s Crafty Challenge

Sunday, 5 August 2012

Need to lose Weight !!!!!!!!!!!

Good morning everybody and  welcome to my new followers.. Thank you.

Hubby and I have decided that we need to lose weight (especially hubby lol ) I have felt very uncomfortable in myself over the last few weeks, and only being 5ft 3 and now weighing 11st ( 154lbs) arghhhh (scream out loud), enough was enough, so when Mick came across the app above for the Iphone and website, we decided to give it ago.

We only started friday evening, out went the choccies and in came more fresh fruit and veg and smaller portions. Luckily we have a static bike which I must admit was covered with a fine layer of dust lol. That is now been dusted off and we are now on this regular, Mick is still on 10 mins twice a day and myself too, but today have upped my goal for 20 mins twice a day for the next few days. When I weighed myself this morning I had lost a 1lb. It may be a small amount but I am chuffed. I have added my weight lose app above so it can remind me if I am sitting here for too long lol and also you lovely peeps can see how I am doing :O)).  Wish us luck please.