Wednesday, 31 December 2008

I Received This Gorgeous Award From Justine!!

I just received this gorgeous award from the wonderfully talented Justine. Thank you so much Justine! Please pop over to her blog and you will see what I mean her cards are fabulous!

The Rules
You must list 5 of your addictions
List 5 of your favourite bloggers

Here goes 5 addictions
The Cricut Message Board lol I think many of us are addicted to it!
My cricut
Cappucinno Yum Yum
Paper lots of yummy patterned paper especially DCWV
Bloghopping on my computer!

And 5 of my favourite bloggers although all the blogs I frequent are wonderful the 5 I will choose are
Lillie at
Michelle at
Donna at
Lana at
Sandy at
Visit any one of these wonderful ladies blogs and you'll be in for a real treat!!

MMMmm normally when I add blog addresses you can click on them and go straight to the blog but doesn't seem to be working for me today! The links to the blogs are on my sidebar too so please visit them! Any help with this problem would be wonderful! Thanks

Thursday, 25 December 2008


Just a quick message to wish all my blogging friends a Wonderful Christmas and a Happy New Year.

Thanks to everyone out there for your wonderful inspiration and look forward to more blogging fun in 2009!!



Saturday, 20 December 2008


Last one from me tonight! I had to do a birthday card quickly and I love my Wildcard cartridge! Did I tell you that already!! lol!
This is my fav cut at the moment its the flowercard . I used Pink Petticoat download Mini Bigdots for the cardbase @5". The Happy birthday (also from wildcard )cut in black card was cut 3 times and layered up for dimension and the ribbon is black satin and I added some crystals to the ribbon and the happy birthday for a bit of sparkle!
I must apologise for my photography in the last few posts it's not good photographing in the evening, not with my camera anyway!!
Have a great weekend everyone!


I made these cute cheque holders using a cut file by the talented Diane at Pop over to her blog as there are some wonderful tutorials and cut files. Thanks Diane. For the names on the 2 black and silver ones I used the cut files available a couple of posts below, for the other 2 I used Cutting Up cartridge. Card used DCWV Rockstar for the guitar envelopes and Christmass stack for the others. The names were cut with silver mirricard and blue mirrisilk card, metal seasons greetings and embellies added and I used Basic grey mini magnet snaps for opening and closing. These holders are the perfect size for a cheque.


Hi all
I picked up a couple of cheap gift bags for a couple of pressies for 2 of my friends and using their names from the cut files using Wildcard below enlarged the names to fit on the bags. I used silver mirricard to cut the names with sbowflake confetti with a gem to dot the i. They were so pleased with them
Thanks for looking!

Sunday, 14 December 2008

Names names and more names!!!!

Good evening everyone
Well no cards this time but I have been welding some names in Design studio which I will be cutting out to hang or adhere on gift bags for Christmas pressies. They are all done with Wildcard. Can you believe this cart has a full alphabet as well as all the fab cards and phrases on it. Did I say I love this cart!!
Anyway they are obviously names of my friends and family but if any one can use any of the names please feel free to download the files. The screenshots show all names on one page you will see if you use these files that I have put one name on each page and they are all resizable which is a great feature of the new updates to DS and can be moved around the mat as one object too. Does that make sense??!! I know it will to all you DS users!
Thats all for this evening hope you're all nearly ready for Christmas
Chat soon


Here are the 2 files

Tuesday, 25 November 2008


called Peter!

Good evening everyone
Just a quick card today I did on my computer obviously a male card with no bling or ribbon! My friend asked me to do a card for her brother in law who is a saxphonist in a band and his name is Peter! In real life this card is nice and glossy as I printed it on glossy photocard. This was quick and easy. Thanks for looking!

Sunday, 23 November 2008


Good afternoon everyone
Hope you're having a great Sunday! I finally finished this card today mainly because I couldn't find the snowflake buttons I had bought for it. I finally found them this morning in the bin!!!! I had thrown some paper away and this little bag of buttons somehow joined the paper! Oh dear I spent all last night trying to retrace my steps! The joys of getting older I suppose lol! At least I found them!
Anyway back to the card details A4 sheet of purple mirri silk scored in half for base card. Gold mirri card for the cut reindeer which was cut from the Christmas Solutions cart @ 11 3/4" and his body cut off! I'm not a big user of peeloffs but used a lot of gold ones on this card. Irridescent snowflake buttons, irridescent sequins and purple gems for the reindeer collar oh and eye is a gem coloured with black permanent marker.
Thanks for looking and have lovely day

Tuesday, 18 November 2008


Good afternoon all
I am loving Wildcard cart. It has so many gorgeous shaped cards and matching envies and accessories!
This is a Just For You card but any sentiment could be used. The dotty card is printed from a Pink Petticoat download called Mini Big Dots. The card is cut from Cricut Wildcard cart scalloped circle card @5" and the matching envie also @5". I added some pink satin ribbon from Poppicrafts and the pink gems from my stash. The centre circle is computer generated and a 1 1/2" circle punch used then the scalloped circles are from mini monograms cart cut @ 2" and 21/4" and all three pop dotted for dimension. Thanks for looking! Have a great day!

Monday, 10 November 2008


Happy Monday to everyone
I have had the honour to receive two awards!! I received the I Love Your blog award from Justine and Lana and the Kreativ Blogger from Lana. I feel humbled to receive these awards from 2 such talented ladies. Thank you so much both.
Please go over to their blogs and see just how talented Justine and Lana are their work is wonderful!
I am now supposed to pass this on and I do to all the wonderful blogs I love to visit I love bloghopping and the blogs I visit are full of so much wonderful inspiration!

Sunday, 9 November 2008


Good afternoon everyone
This is a card I made for BBTB's latest contest. This time Regina asked for a Christmas card to be made with non-traditional Christmas colours and we could use any cut from any cart.
My card is a pink and silver wreath card. The card is cut from JOTS tag card shape which I put into design studio and added another circle from plantin inside so it became an aperture card. This was cut from pink mirri silk card. I used a spellbinders die for the silver holly which is cut from silver mirri card and the berries are clear skittles which I coloured pink with a permanent marker pen. I wound tiny silver bead trim around the wreath and added a silver Merry Christmas peel off inside the card. I used Pink satin and silver ribbon for the bow.
The card was really hard to photograph being metallic and the ribbon looks like it doesn't match but in real life it is a perfect match!!
Thanks all for looking and have a great day!
Please make sure you visit Regina's Bitten By The Bug blog she has a wonderful design team who come up with the most spectacular cards!

Monday, 3 November 2008


Hello all
Enfys is celebrating 100,000 hits on her blog wow! Congrats Enfys! and is offering up some yummy blog candy! I'm not suprised she has had so many hits because if you have visited her blog you will know how mesmerising her wonderful creations are! Once you visit you will go back again and again! So pop on over and have a look! You can find Enfys' blog by clicking here

Saturday, 1 November 2008


Good afternoon everyone
I just came across a wonderful blog Please go visit, Juliet's blog. It is full of fabulous and original designs! She is also offering some wonderful blog candy to celebrate 10000 hits on her blog!
Pop over now!

Thursday, 30 October 2008


Good evening
Funky Fairy's are offering somr great blogcandy over there! If you havent already been there go and take a look some fab free downloads and also wonderful downloadable sets to purchase too!


Good afternoon all

My bloggy friend Lana has some wonderful blog candy on her blog in celebration of becoming a DT member for Regina's cutting designs . What wonderful news, Lana's creations are gorgeous! Pop over to her blog and leave her a comment and link her candy to your blog and you could be a winner!

Congratulations Lana!

Wednesday, 22 October 2008

Cricut cartridges for sale

Good afternoon
My blogger friend Lana is selling some of her cartridges. If you would like to see the details ( carts and prices) please pop over to her blog and have a look

Monday, 20 October 2008


Good Afternoon
I needed to make a new home card for a friend of mine who has just moved house with her 2 daughters so it could be girly colours! I also received my Cricut Wildcard Cartridge last week and decided to have a play just using the cuts and accessories in basic form to have a go with this cart which I love.
Poppicrafts are having a challenge for cards that feature pink, white green and black so I thought I could enter this card even though it's a simple one! If you haven't yet visited Poppicrafts I suggest you do. Not only is the blog fab but Poppicrafts has a wonderful online shop and ebay store which sells fabulous ribbon and flowers as well as many other gorgeous goodies for your card making and the service is marvellous!
My card is the House cut at 7 1/2" on white card. The accessories ie the window, roof , door and little trees were cut from printed papers from various of my Pink Petticoat papers CDs and pop dotted on to the card. The roof cut already has the little tile marks cut and i just curlede them up. Black ribbon and ric rac from my stash and 'nets' at window and door from Poppicrafts. I added some gems to the trees and door for doorknob.strip of green card was put through my threading water punch and the 'smoke coming from the chimney is a tree decoration hook! Sentiment is computer generated Ts Curly. Thanks for looking

Friday, 17 October 2008


Good afternoon everyone

This is my attempt at a bauble card for the BBTB (Bitten By The Bug) contest hosted by Regina.

We had to use the circle cut from George, Plantin School or Accent Essentials cart on our card as an ornament! I used Plantin 2 circles @ 5"welded together to make the card base then another circle cut @ 5" for layering on top. Gold mirricard for the top of the bauble which is a stocking top from Christmas Cheer. I embossed the bauble with swirls cuttlebug embossing folder leaving a blank through the centre. I had the gold wired balls in my stash which I bought last year with the idea of doing a bauble card and just never got around to doing it! I twisted 3 strands together and adhered with glossy accents across the centre (Glossy accents will glue anything and everything I love it!) I broke of individual gold balls from the wires and adhered them on the swirls and also to the white net tied around the top of the bauble. The decorated bauble then adhered to the card at an angle. Greeting is a gold peeloff on white then matted on to gold.

There are some stunning entries so go have a peek

I've never entered a contest or a challenge before so be gentle with me!

Saturday, 11 October 2008


click on picture if you want card details!

Good evening everyone
Hope you're all having a wonderful weekend!
I made this card for my first swap with the UK ladies from the Cricut MB which was hosted by the wonderful Kazz. Thank you so much Kazz!
I received my cards today and all the girls cards are fabulous!
No description, as you can see I did a card recipe to send off with my cards so you can see the details in the photos! Thanks for looking!

Monday, 6 October 2008


Good evening
Just wanted to mention that there is a UK Cricut forum! It's a relatively young forum so I thought I would let people know about it so hopefully membership will grow. So if you have tips and inspiration to share or are looking to chat with people who have been bitten by the bug pop on over and check it out!

Saturday, 4 October 2008


Sorry about the flash!

Good evening everyone
It's our friend Geoff's birthday next week. Geoff plays guitar and is also a DJ so I made him this card! Luckily for me I received my DCWV stacks from QVC this morning!
I used the guitar 8x8 full page folded in half. I found this wonderful site where you can put your own greeting on a vinyl record!!(not a real one of course!Llol!) There are all sorts of things to customise and it's free! I printed the record on photo glossy card and offset it with 3d foam pads at the corner of the page then cut off the excess. A bit of bling an waalaa finished card! I hope he likes it! Thanks for looking and please excuse the flash these dark evenings are a nightmare for taking photos!!

Javablu Award From My Lovely Friend Michelle and my fab friend Lillie!

Good afternoon and happy weekend to everyone
I was just updating my music you know changing the tracks around and I got a lovely surprise from my blogging friend Michelle! Michelle has awarded me this fab award. I feel so honoured thank you Michelle for choosing me!
I recommend you visit Michelle's blog to see her wonderful cards and creations and get inspired!
My wonderful friend Lillie also awarded me with this award how lucky am I today! Thank you so much Lillie. Feast your eyes on Lillies fabulous blog at
The Rules
1.The winner can put the logo on their blog.
2. Link the person you received your award from.
3. Nominate at least 5 other blogs.
4. Before listing the nominees give a brief reason why you chose them.
5. Put links of those blogs to yours.
6. Leave a message on the blogs you've nominated.
I love bloghopping and there are so many wonderful blogs out there! I have picked 5 that I particularly love to visit and their work continues to inspire regularly. Thanks ladies!

Friday, 3 October 2008


Good evening
Just wanted to share that Susan at has had 200,000 hits on her blog wow! I am not surprised Susan's blog is so full of help and inspiration which she shares freely with all of us throughout the world! Please go on over and leave her a thankyou for all her time and effort put into helping us all and she is even offering some blog candy to celebrate even when she has given so much already. Congratulations and thank you Susan for all the I have learned from you!

Wednesday, 1 October 2008


Good Evening

I am blessed to have lovely neighbours John and his wife Mal. John is 70 tomorrow so I made a simple card for him. I spied this photo of him a few weeks ago when I was over at his house and 'borrowed it and scanned it!' After a bit of photo repair on my computer getting all the scratches off it looked as good as new. This is a picture of John when he was a young Naval Officer. I thought he looked a bit like Gene Kelly! I found this gorgeous metal ships wheel in my stash added a jump ring and hung it from the photo which I backed on to silver mirri card. Font is dragonwick. Hope he likes it! Happy Birthday John!


Good Evening
As the title says I have been making cards just not new creations! The last couple of days I have been doing a few duplicates, some have been requested and the others because I'm not feeling very creative at the moment! Lol! I think we all have these creative slumps now and again arghh I hope it goes away soon!
Anyway this is one of my duplicates just used different colour flowers but I'm going to show it anyway as I just love these Funky Fairy papers!

Thursday, 25 September 2008


Good evening
I've been out most of the day but was determined to make a card this evening with my new cartridge that my dear friend Lillie RAK'd me.
I cut a black pearlescent card at 5"x 5, s printed some pink/black dottie paper from Pink Petticoat CD Lola's Boudoir (I adjusted the colour in my graphics programme for a stronger pink) Using Walk In My Garden Cartridge I cut the cone flower at 1 1/2"in pink/black dot and the head of the flower in plain pink and plain black for layer, adhered together and glossy accents on the head of the flower. I also cut from the same cart 3 green metallic card leaf 3 leaves. I used stringed silver sequins for the stem which I used glossy accents as a glue ( this is wonderful glue for really sticking anything down and holds really fast!) I then pop dotted the flower and added some frilly ribbon cut down (from poppicrafts) around the centre of the flower and positioned and adhered leaves along the stem. The word bloom is cut from silver mirri card and is a sizzlit die.
Thanks so much Lillie I love my new cart! Thanks for looking!

Wednesday, 24 September 2008


Walk in my garden cart(wow) and gorgeous skittles!

Beautiful card made for me by my dear friendLillie

Hi Everyone
Well how lucky am I! The postman came this morning with a parcel from California from my dear MB friend Lillie!
Lillie RAK'd me Walk in My Garden cartridge(wow!) and some gorgeous skittles and made a beautiful card for me too!
I 'met' Lillie on the cricut Mb and we have become great friends even though we have never met we chat most days.
Thank you so so much for your kindness and generosity Lillie but most of all for your friendship.


Paper Dolls cart, Martha Stewart Doily punch and goo punch!

Good Afternoon
Last week my MB friend Enfys pm'd me (for non MB members thats an email through the Cricut forum!) Enfys lives In the UK And also part of the time in Florida. Well she said that Michael's in the US was having a sale and could she do any shopping there for me? Wow I said yes please, how kind of her to do this!
Anyway Enfys managed to get all I asked her for which was Paper Dolls cartridge and 2 Martha Stewart punches the latter being impossible to find in the UK.
So thank you so so much En!

Friday, 19 September 2008


Good evening

I made this card this evening for my friend Linda who is 40 something next week!
I used a white 6x6 card and printed on it with my new papers download from Pinkie Pops collection. This is a 12x12 which I shrank down and printed straight on to the card.I added some green primas, some skittles which I blackened with permanent marker and some green gems from my stash. The greeting is computer generated TS curly font matted on green and black card then pop dotted on to card. Thanks for looking!

Monday, 15 September 2008


Good Afternoon all

I was asked to make a 1st birthday card for a little boy Jayden from his great grandmother.
I used a DL white card and adhered two patterned strips of paper across the centre of the card. Jayden is cut from silver mirror card with cricut and Plantin School/ Roly Poly at 1 1/4" then embossed with cuttlebug folder tiny bubbles. Letters are the adhered across the centre at a jaunty angle and every other letter is pop dotted. the buttons are from my stash. Blue text is computer generated font is LDJ Miss Me.
Thanks for looking and for all you crafters out there did you spot the mistake??!! Argh I debossed the letters instead of embossing and only noticed after I embossed!! Ha ha but they still seem to look ok!

Saturday, 13 September 2008


Excuse the shadow right down the centre I let the camera
strap hang down! lol! such a bad photographer I am!!

Good evening everyone

I'm off to a christening tomorrow and as usual I am last minute making a card and gift bag!! I spent some of the day making these ( I take so long to make things lol!)
The card is a white 6x6 covered with pink/white printed paper which was printed from Pink Petticoat Cd Lola's Boudoir collection. The bootees are from Cricut cart New Arrival cut at 2" blackout and cuttlebug embossed with swiss dots folder. Pink frilly ribbon from and misc. pink ribbon and heart button from my stash. Sentiment computer generated dingleberry font then swiss dot embossed and matted on pink paper. Bootees and sentiment pop dotted for dimension. The bag is cut from Tags, Bags, Boxes and more cricut cart and tag from New Arrival cart. Pink net and jump rings from my stash.
Thanks for looking!


Good afternoon and happy weekend

Tomorrow is Kazz' birthday. Kazz is a lovely lady from the Cricut MB who loves everything butterfly!
Kazz also is so kind to host card swaps for us UK girls! Thanks so much for doing this.
I made this card for Kazz and am able to show it now as Kazz received it this morning
HAPPY BIRTHDAY for tomorrow Kazz!

Monday, 8 September 2008


Hi Everyone

The very talented Michelle is celebrating her Birthday today and also 15000 hits on her wonderful blog! Congratulations and Happy Birthday Michelle!
In celebration Michelle is offering some great blog candy!
So hop on over to Michelle's blog and leave a comment, link to her blog and sign her guest book and you could win! Most importantly look at all the fabulous creations by Michelle she is one very talented lady!

Sunday, 7 September 2008


click on pictures for a better view! The first 5 photos at the top of this post should be at the bottom after these photos to tell the story!

Good Evening

Or should that be good morning as it's 1.15am here!!

I was asked to do a mini album for an 18th. My mum's best friend known to me as Auntie Sheila (as she and my mum have been best friends since they were 11 years old!!) asked if I would do a mini album for her granddaughter Alex who is turning 18 today! I have only done a couple of these before I did one each for my Mum and Dad when they turned 70 two years ago so I said yes!

Alex is a cyclist and this weekend is in Poland defending her European Junior Points Champion title that she won last year! We heard yesterday that she had retained her title! WAY TO GO ALEX watch out for her in the future! and a Happy 18th Birthday for today!

For the album I used a 6x6 ready made K&Co Neapolitan album, there were a lot of pictures to fit in so I kept it quite simple using some epoxy stickers , Queen & co felt borders in lilac cut up as accents on the pages. I also had this cute little silver bicycle charm that I joined to one of the photos with a jump ring. For the matting of the photos I used Anna Griffin papers and also Anna Griffin paper for the journalling tags that were computer generated with a CK font.

I made a box using a .cut file from Okieladybug it was her 6" cheesecake box and I just deleted the circle cut out! So Thank you Okie this was a perfect size for the album. Cream Anna Griffin cardstock for the base and a 12x12 paper from K&CO Neapolitan stack for the lid which match the album perfectly. Some organza ribbon from my stash!

My Auntie was very pleased with the Album and will give it to Alex when she returns from her

cycling competition.

Whoops! the photos have come up very randomly and not being very computer savvy with regards to blogging I can't move them around so sorry for the order they are in!!

Thanks for looking!


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