Sunday, November 20, 2011

Double yolk

It's been a long ambition of mine to crack a double yolked egg. Finally last week I did it thanks to an egg from the chickens we keep at school. This is a test post using Blogger App

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Snowflake Tree

Snowflake tree.  Sorry Peter, not yours!

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Cute Card Thursday - Sorry

Challenge - Cute Card Thursday

Birthday Card

Not really sure where the last few months went!  Here's a card for a colleague's birthday.  Image is LOTV, coloured with Flexmarkers (my new favourite pens).  Papers are Bo Bunny/DCWV.
Entered for - Simon Says Challenge - Anything Goes

Wednesday, August 31, 2011


The penultimate month of the alphabet ATC swap!  I chose Yesteryear.  Now... what to do for Z!

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Gone Fishing

A similar card to the previous one.  Stamp is from Prima.  Background as before

Monday, August 29, 2011

Blackpool Memories

Stamp - Crafty Individuals.  Background is Tim Holtz Distress Ink applied with sponge applicator.  Paper with wording is packing from All Saints!

Sunday, August 28, 2011

Totally Gorjuss

Stamp - Lili of the Valley, coloured with AquaMarkers.
Challenge entered - Totally Gorjuss

Saturday, August 27, 2011

Sweet Sketch Wednesday

Stamp - Lili of the Valley (coloured with ProMarkers).  Flower from Wild Orchid Crafts, leaf Marianne die.

Challenge entered - Sweet Sketch Wednesday

Friday, August 26, 2011

Simon Says Stamp Challenge

Stamp - LOTV coloured with ProMarkers.  Text - HOTP.  Papers - Echo Park.
Challenge - Simon Says Stamp - sketch

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Penny Black Saturday Challenge

Penny Black butterfly stamp.  Background card is covered with Tim Holtz Dabber in Mushroom.  The butterfly is stamped with the same ink.  The ribbon bow is from a Lindt Easter chocolate chick!
Challenge - Penny Black Saturday

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Baby Girl

Stamp - Penny Black, coloured with ProMarkers.  Border - Martha Stewart.  Charm - Mei Flower.

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Cute Card Thursday - Weddings

This stamp is from Crafty Individuals.  The ink I've used is Tim Holtz Distress and was applied with the sponge applicator.  Background stamp is Hero Arts. Flowers cut with a punch, inked and stamped.
Challenge - Cute Card Thursday

Monday, August 22, 2011

Puppy Love

I love this cute stamp.  Stamp is from LOTV and papers from K&Co.  The stamp is coloured with ProMarkers.   Challenges entered -

I love ProMarkers (Easel Card)
Totally Gorjuss (Cute and Cuddly)

Friday, August 19, 2011

Testing Facebook link :)

Sorry if I just flooded my friends' Facebook feed.  It's a one off!

Thursday, August 18, 2011


Today is a beautiful day here in Lancashire (so far anyhow!)  This lovely butterfly stamp is from Penny Black.

Wednesday, August 17, 2011


Card very similar to the one below with hearts.  I like this technique!

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Bright Flowers

These bright orange flowers are a cheery birthday wish for a wet, miserable day like today.

Monday, August 15, 2011


Made this card for my husband for our wedding anniversary last week.  The card is inspired by Kath (link in previous post).  The inks I used are Tim Holtz and the heart and swirl stamp is by Hero Arts.

Sunday, August 14, 2011


A simpe but elegant card inspired by the fantastic Kath.  She makes the most beautiful cards.

Saturday, August 13, 2011

Handmade Flowers

I see a theme developing!  Another card with a handmade flower.

Friday, August 12, 2011


Papers are from Bo Bunny.  Flower made with flower punch and lots of spritzed water and scrunching!

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Cute Card Thursday - Clean & Simple

Made this card using a flower punch, ran the flower through the Cuttlebug then added Distress Inks and a 'pearl'.  Challenge entered - Cute Card Thursday.

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Papertake Weekly Challenge

The challenge on Papertake Weekly is to make your own flowers.  I love making these scrunchy flowers!  Papers are a mix of DCWV and Bo Bunny.  Background is made with Tim Holtz Distress Inks and the applicator tool.

Monday, August 08, 2011


I love this Robot paper and stamp.  The stamp is from Hero Arts and is coloured with ProMarkers.  Anyone tried the new FlexMarkers from Letraset?  They look good.

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Retirement Card

This is the final retirement card for the moment!  It's made to look like a blackboard (obviously!)

Saturday, July 23, 2011

A3 Retirement Card

Yet another A3 Retirement Card for a different colleague who retired from our school this week.  Flowers are Prima, font is Brenda Pinnick's chipboard.  Can't remember what the paper is - could be Tim Holtz!

Friday, July 22, 2011

A3 Retirement Card

Made this retirement card for a teacher who has just retired from our school today.  The papers are from Bo Bunny and flowers from Wild Orchid.  Font is Cuttlebug's Olivia.

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Retirement Card

There's lots of retirements going on this week at my school!  Here's a card I made for my headteacher to give to one of the retiring teachers.  Font is Quickutz - a bit fiddly but a good size.

Monday, July 18, 2011

Driving Test Pass

Made this card for my younger son who passed is driving test last Friday at the first attempt.  Stamps are from Elzybells and coloured with ProMarkers.  Entered for Simon Says Stamp 'Anything Goes'

Friday, July 15, 2011

A3 Retirement Card

I made this A3 retirement card for a colleague who is leaving school this summer.  The papers are from a very old kit from QVC and are so appropriate for our retiring music teacher!  The card is made from mount board. Flowers are from Wild Orchid.

Wednesday, July 13, 2011


Thought I'd use up some off-cuts of paper!  Tag stamp is from Pink Gem.

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Cute Robot

A quick post featuring a friendly robot stamp.

Monday, July 11, 2011

Quick Card

I really like these Cuttlebug dies/embossing folders, but they are quite fussy to put together and line up!  Sentiment stamp is from Lili of the Valley.

Sunday, July 10, 2011

Lili of the Valley

Lili of the Valley Sketch Challenge.  Super cute stamp from Lili of the Valley's latest release.  Coloured with ProMarkers.  Flower is a Tim Holtz die.

Sunday, July 03, 2011

Sock Bouquet

A friend of mine had a baby shower last week.  I made this sock bouquet as a small gift for her.  The baby shower was a really fun evening.

Saturday, July 02, 2011

Penny Black Saturday Challenge

The theme on Penny Black Saturday is 'Desert Island Stamps' in other words the stamp you can't do without!  This stamp is so great.  I made the card for a friend who is 50 tomorrow.  The stamp is coloured with ProMarkers.  I love ProMarkers - they transformed my colouring.  I've used some so much they are now on their last legs.  Angel Crafts have a great offer until tomorrow on their bulk buy if you have £35 spare!

Thursday, June 30, 2011

Lili of the Valley

This stamp is from the latest collection from Lili of the Valley.  It's coloured with ProMarkers.  Angelcrafts have a brilliant offer on ProMarkers if you're thinking of taking the plunge.

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge

Stamp - Lili of the Valley.  Papers - Pink Petticoat.  Embossing folder - Cuttlebug.

Challenge - Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Sketch Saturday Challenge

I made this card for a lovely friend of mine who has just begun her maternity leave.  Baby shower tomorrow.  The stamp is from Elzybells, papers are Pink Petticoat and the border is a Martha Stewart punch.  Roses are from Wild Orchid.  I have entered this card into the Sketch Saturday Challenge.

Monday, June 27, 2011

Sunday, June 26, 2011

Sympathy Card

Made this card for a colleague who sadly lost her mother this week.  Stamp is from Stampendous, paper is MME.

Thursday, June 23, 2011


The stamp I've used here doesn't say York's Shambles area, but I think it looks just like it.  I love this stamp and it was a bargain 50% off a few months ago after I'd had my eye on it for ages.    Stamped with Tim Holtz Distress Ink.

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Lili of the Valley

Lili of the Valley stamp coloured with ProMarkers.

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Lili of the Valley

Another card with a stamp from the latest LOTV release (link in previous post).  The ribbon configuration is copied from the labels in many items of clothing from Next!

Saturday, June 18, 2011

Lili of the Valley June Release

This gorgeous stamp is from the June release from Lili of the Valley.  I coloured her with ProMarkers and my very dried out blender pen which has now found its way to the bin :(

Friday, June 17, 2011


Butterflies are cut from various MME papers.  Background die is a Nestabilities.  I'm in for a fun weekend this week as my new Lili of the Valley stamps have arrived.  Brilliant service again.

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Cute Card Thursday - Birthstones

An unusual challenge on Cute Card Thursday this week is Birthstones.  I chose August!  I love this cute dog stamp from Elzybells.  It's coloured with ProMarkers.

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Cute Card Thursday - Pins and Pearls

Another sweet Lili of the Valley stamp, coloured with ProMarkers.  Flowers are from Wild Orchid.  The card is for the Cute Card Thursday challenge - Pins and Pearls.

Tuesday, June 14, 2011


One of my favourite Lili of the Valley stamps again!  Papers are from Basic Grey.  Sailboat die is a Quickutz. Stamp is coloured with ProMarkers.  Here's a good tip - don't leave the lid off your blender pen especially when you have a new found love for it!  Card entered for Allsorts Challenge Blog - Recipe for Boys.