Saturday, 28 May 2016

Another beautiful day

Morning all

Hope everybody is having some sunshine as we really need it to top up in Vitamin C lol.

Bella has been taken for a run by Alan I am not able to go as they go down to the common and as it has lumps and bumps I don't always see them and tend to fall over.  When they get back Alan and I are going food shopping need him to do the lifting and shifting.

I have another mermaid card to share with you, showcasing my new corner die and my new seahorse dies, which I then glittered before putting onto the card.

Happy bank holiday weekend to everybody, enjoy the sunshine and the lovely long break. 


Thursday, 26 May 2016

Lovely Afternoon

Hello everybody

I have had a lovely afternoon as I spent it with my darling granddaughter Nicole and great granddaughter Darcy this was after I had some bad news my eye sight in my left eye has seriously deteriorated to the point that when you cover my right eye I cannot see very much at all out of my left  and the right eye has developed a cataract.  I am going to have to have some new glasses which is going to cost around £250 - £300.00, hopefully this will not affect my crafting too much.

Darcy flirting with Nanny before her bath

Darcy in her Alice in Wonderland Dress white rabbit

I made a card yesterday using a sketch I found from Lili of the Valley, sorry I did not get around to commenting on all your lovely makes yesterday but Sarah stayed for dinner and then did not leave until nearly bedtime, hopefully I will be able to get out here properly to do some commenting after dinner tonight.

Sorry the picture is a bit faint but the light in my craft room is not good as the sun is shining directly onto the area where I take the photo's of my cards.  I used green glitter on her tail to make it stand out

Bye for now


Wednesday, 25 May 2016

Pretty in blue

Afternoon Everybody

I am waiting for Sarah our darling daughter to come over so we can have a play together, I want to go to the Range and get some oil cloth to make a table cloth for the kitchen as I am fed up of washing the cotton one's I made, at least with oil cloth you only need to wipe them down.

I have sorted some drawer space out by making boxes and then putting flowers in them by separating the colours so I can see what I have in stock.   As you can see I have loads of white and pink flowers so think I need to buy some other colours.

Drawer 1

Drawer 2

Drawer 3

The card I have made today is pretty in blue I die cut the swirls, leaves and butterfly along with the edges of the card which I distressed, the papers came from one of the Crafter's Companion CD's which I use a lot to get my background papers cheaper than buying them.  The flowers are from The Ribbon Girl and there we have it.

Will pop by shortly to comment on your wonderful makes. 

Bye for now


Sunday, 22 May 2016

Fantastic Day

Afternoon Everybody

How are you all?  I had a fantastic day out with my buddy Dorne at the Malvern Quilt Festival bought lots of goodies, Big Shot Plus, with three dies, fabric to make our daughter Sarah some cushion covers, basics like more pins, bobbins, ribbon and I came back with some money don't ask me how but I did.

Am shattered today and am resting as my back is killing me from all the sitting on the coach left home at 8am arrived home at 8.15pm so a long day slept like a baby last night lol x

Anyway enough of all that lets get on with my make which I made on Friday evening.  I embossed cardstock slightly smaller than 6x6 then used a die to cut out the shape and stamped happy birthday directly on to my 6x6 cardstock, made the flowers using my heartfelt creations lily stamps and dies coloured in with sea breeze dewdrop versa magic chalk ink, shaped and then put onto the side of the card also used some leaf dies that I had to create some contrast.  Hope you like it.

Am off now to do some commenting

love to all

Alison x

Friday, 20 May 2016

Morning all

I am so excited I am going to Quilts UK tomorrow with my friend Dorne it is being held in Malvern.  I love quilting or anything to do with sewing really, we leave home at 08.00 hrs and don't get back until 19.30 in the evening, we are going by coach as its a lot easier and the price of entrance is in with the bus fare.

I have today two cards to showcase which I made on Wednesday

Two fairly simple cards really.

Well will catch up with you all later, am off to sort meat out for dinner tonight.


Thursday, 19 May 2016

Exciting News

Morning all

I have some exciting news to share with you, there is a new challenge blog and I have been invited to join and I am so excited as this will push my boundaries even more than ever as it is a Mixed Media Challenge and I have never really tried anything like this before.  We do not start running until the 25th June, but the blog is up and running

I had made a card that I was going to post today but I was so excited that I decided to try my hand at a mixed media card, honest opinions please.

Sorry the photo is not very good but the bottom of the dress is made with some netting that I bought ages ago in a roll very pretty and shiny but not very good for photo's lol

Orange background card stock, Paper from a Crafter's Companion CD, die cut I have had cut out for ages, seed beads that came free with a magazine, String, flowers from stash, pegs from stash.  the little metal butterfly was a charm which I have cut the hoop off. 

well that's it from me at the moment as I am making a beef casserole and need to go and give it a good stir.

Love to all

Alison xx

Wednesday, 18 May 2016

No Sentiment

Morning all

How are you?  We have had heavy rain here this morning, but the sun has just come out to play so hopefully he's here to stay.

My card today is from a CD by Polkadoodles and is called Magic Garden, I also bought the stamp set that goes with it.

The flower at the top of the card is from the CD and I cut it out three times and then used my (ball thingy) can't remember the name to shape it.

I will pop by later today after I have been to the Coffee Stop in the Village Hall, we are also having a plant sale, not that I can fit any more into my garden lol x

Catch up with you all this afternoon.

Love Alison

Tuesday, 17 May 2016

Mr Frogie went a courting

Morning all

Thought I would show you the card I made with some of the goodies from the Sincerely Yours craft fair held in Plymouth on Sunday, I do hope it was a success for them and that they will be coming back. 

This is from the Fiddle'n Frog range that is stamps and dies to match but I found when I got home that I had not bought the water lily stamp set that goes with the dies to make the flowers, but they have been ordered now, as I just coloured the flowers that I had cut out with the die.

I am not very good at colouring using alcohol pens in any shape or form but give me my pencils and I am marginally better, not too bad at using distress inks.

I coloured the background in with Distress inks
  • Stormy Sky
  • Wild Honey
  • Forest Moss
I then stamped the image straight onto the card and coloured in using my Promarkers, Crafters Companion Sparkly Pens, to do the lily pads and then stamped the sentiment straight onto the card and in case you can't read it; it says You're Toadally Awesome!

Finally here is the card I made.

Sorry I did not get around catching up on you all yesterday, but I will be back soon when I have finished making three lots of soap, Black Cardamom, Lemon Lime and Eucalyptus and finally Lavender which will take me about 5 hours.

Love Alison  

Monday, 16 May 2016


Hi all

Just a quick post will make a card and show you that later today but for now here are the flowers I made using my heartfelt stamps and die set.  I like the paler flowers rather than the deep coloured ones but as I make more I suppose these will get better and better hopefully

Anyway without further ado here are the flowers, the two end flowers were coloured in using the Crafters Companion Sparkle pens and the middle two were coloured with the Spectrum Noir Aqua Pencils which I love.

I will pop by later today, as I need to get Bella out and before I do that I need to sort myself out which is going to take a long time today as I have serious backache and all my arthritic spurs on my fingers are swollen.  I hate having arthritis especially in my back as it hinders what I can do.

Anyway enough moaning and groaning (yes am making old lady noises) will catch up with you all soon.

Love Alison

Sunday, 15 May 2016

Sincerely Yours

Hi all

Well for the first time ever there is a Sincerely Yours Craft Show on in Plymstock, Plymouth and so to support them thought I would pop along and see what I could buy, Alan came with me but it took ages as I forgot that the A38 which is the main route in and out of Plymouth from where we live was closed due to the old bridge being blown up at Plympton.  so we left around 10.00 got there at 11.15 (the journey usually takes us around 25 mins.  I spent a fortune (or rather Alan did) around £91.00 all together lol.  We then began the journey home at 11.45 and have just got home 13.06 the traffic was really bad.

My goodies

Not much really for nearly £100.00

Will be having a go at making the flowers this afternoon hopefully will show you what I make tomorrow.

Love Alison x

Saturday, 14 May 2016

Evening All

I have arrived safely from my sister's who lives in Bath just relaxed did a bit of catching up with you all and have made a commissioned card, for one of my customers who wants to give this to a friend of hers who lives in the North somewhere and loves fairies.

I used a digi image from Sherri Baldy the dies down the side are from Poppy Stamps the middle die can't remember where I got that from but think it is a spellbinders.  The bow and the hexagon embossing folder is from Crafter's companion.  I coloured her in using my Aqua Pencils also from Crafters Companion.

I am entering this card into Sketch Saturday Challenge.

Am off to cook some dinner we are having home made bacon & egg flan and salad tonight and I also have to make a flan for our youngest daughter Sarah but it has to be mushroom as she is a vegetarian as I  have tons of eggs to use up the chickens have been going mad lol x

Love to All


Tuesday, 10 May 2016

My last post for a couple of days

Hi All

Will not be around for a couple of days but will hopefully still be able to log in and comment on your wonderful creations.  I am off to see my sister for a couple of days she lives in Bath so not too far to drive.

I hope you enjoy this card, I used Crafters Companion Flights of Fancy CD by Morgan Fitzsimons, I just love this CD the images are stunning.

I had a lovely surprise this morning my gorgeous granddaughter came over with the delightful Darcy Rose, big smiles for Great Nanny bless her. 

Well that's me done for a couple of days, Catch up with you all soon as I will be taking my laptop with me.

Love to all


Another quick post

Hello again very unusual for me to do two post in one day but I just had to show you this card I have made for my daughter Pauline and her Hubby Brad whose anniversary is on the 6th June as she will be in Mexico on a two week all inclusive I will have to pass this to her on the way to  the airport.

This next card is one l was asked to make for a friend

Sorry this is not a really good photo my camera is playing up

Well that's it from me for now back later am off to make another card


Morning Everybody

How is everybody this morning, well I hope, if not a big crafty hug from me.

I have been busy making a couple of box cards, I do love making these, the instructions are in my tutorial page if you need it. 

For my first card I used the Bebunni Baby CD which is adorable from Crafters Companion and also adorable scorable card stock as it does not rip, in the little drawer there is a pair of mittens and socks so cute. 

My second box card is for a boy

and a further two box cards

This is a little gift set so card and box and a gift bag

I am off now to check your lovely blogs and then get ready to go to my friend Dorne's this afternoon as we are doing another block on our quilt today.

Love to all

Alison x

Monday, 9 May 2016

Late posting

Hi All

I am posting this later than usual today but have been a bit busy.  The card I am showcasing today is from Art Impressions Girl Friends range Laughing Set 4385, I stamped this up over at Rachel's on Saturday but only got around to colouring it in today, I used my Crafter's Companion AquaBlend Pencils  by Spectrum Noir.  I love these pencils they are brilliant.

The paper I have used are bits and bobs left over from other cards and are mostly printed from Crafter's Companion CD's which I have loads as they have been bought either as Christmas Presents or Birthday Presents. 

Well that's it from me tonight am off to spend time with the hubby.

Love to All

Alison xx

Saturday, 7 May 2016

Another Lovely Morning

Hello everybody hope you are all ok a hug is sent to those who need it.  I spent the morning yesterday with our gorgeous granddaughter Nicole and baby Darcy who gave me lots of smiles,  its amazing how she can turn this moody old git into a mushy cooing soft cantered bit of mush. 

Our main computer has decided it does not wish to play anymore so am having to use the laptop and am in the process of moving all the files over which is going to take days.

I also went to play this afternoon with my lovely friend Rachel and I had a card in mind which Pauline aka Cotnob did a few weeks ago using the  Designer's Directory USB and I am sure she will not mind that I pinched ahem borrowed her style to make this card

I borrowed Rachel's distress inks to colour the outside of the card, the cardstock inside is from my stash don't know where it came from.  The seahorse die is from the Joanna Sheen Signature collection.  I do hope you like it . 

I will pop by shortly to check out your lovely work again, thank you for the comments about the robot thingy will have to try again to comment without using it although I did try lol. 

Catch up soon


Thursday, 5 May 2016

How Long Does it take you

Afternoon All

Does anybody find it a chore these days to prove that you are not a robot and have  been trying to comment since around 14.30 today and have only just finished its 16.57.

I am out at a meeting this evening around 19.30 so need to get the dinner ready shortly, am doing lamb roast with lovely mint sauce.

My main computer is playing up something terrible so am typing this on the laptop but will have to go to the big computer to put any images of cards I want on my blog as nothing is stored on my laptop as yet as its fairly new.

The weather has been gorgeous the last couple of day so Bella and I walked to the village today to register our vote so had a lovely walk.

Enough moaning and groaning here is a card I made a couple of days ago and forgot to post it not sure why probably with all the fair in the square stuff going on I missed it.

Well that's about it from me today.  Best go and start the dinner.  

Love to all

Alison xx

Wednesday, 4 May 2016

Fair in the Square and a couple of cards

Hi All

Hope you are enjoying this gorgeous sunshine, why couldn't it be like this on Monday when the Fair in the Square was on in the village.

Two makes today both from Crafter's Companion CD's which I love, the embellishments I have had for ages and bought in Exeter so thought I would try and use them.

Be Bunny Floral 

Scruffy Little Kitten 

As promised here are the pictures of my craft table - Tea Cup Candles , soap, bath bombs, foaming sugar scrubs and body lotion 

Knitted goods and sewing bits and bobs

My lovely Card Stand which hubby bought me

Bath bombs

Close up 
Soaps are Darjeeling & Tea Rose, Warm Amber & Frankincense
Black Cardamom and Non Perfumed.
Another Close up 

Soaps are: Rose Geranium, Beer Soap, Fig & Brown Sugar and Bergamot & Patchouli 

Well am off to do tea just now and then I will pop over and do some commenting, Alan just came home and I shocked him, my hair was quite long below my shoulder blades when he left for work this morning, but I decided to go into Ivybridge and have a trim but when in the chair decided to have it all cut off so am now very short, don't think he's going to speak to me lol x

Bye for now


Tuesday, 3 May 2016

I am late yet again

Good Afternoon Everybody

We have a new Challenge over at Our Crafty Corner and the theme is anything goes our sponsor this month is the delightful

Karleigh Sue Digi Store

I wanted to challenge myself a bit so made a pyramid shaped card which I have only tried once before.

Why not pop over to Our Crafty Corner Blog to check out the rest of the design team's work it is gorgeous.

On another note our Fair in the Square was a bit of a washout with all the rain as most of the stalls are outside only a couple go into the village hall and I was one of the lucky ones thank goodness.  It seemed slightly disorganised this year for some reason but after paying for my table I came away with £50.00 which is way down on what I have taken previously.

Our sweet daughter Sarah came over to help me before going off to do her shopping and then Alan helped me pack up at the end of the day.  Today my hands, feet, back and knees are very sore so am having a bit of a restful day.

We have a Parish Council Meeting tonight which  as its the AGM as well as the normal monthly meeting and as I am standing as Parish Councillor again this year I suppose I best attend even though I feel more like tucking myself into bed.

Well will check out your lovely blogs again shortly.

Bye for now.


Sunday, 1 May 2016

Evening All

Hope you are all not too damp from the rain, its been dreadful here today, very fine rain which just makes you feel miserable.

Had a bit of a lie in bed today got up around 8.30am, after Alan had brought me breakfast in bed which he does every morning when he is not working bless him I am so spoilt really.

We then went to Liskeard to look at some sheds as we need a bigger one so that my wheel chair will fit in as at the moment is stored in my craft room and I have to move it every time I want to get to the shelves behind the door.

Had some lunch and then packed the car up ready for taking all my goodies to the village hall to set up ready for tomorrow, will take a photo so that you can see all my goodies in their glory.

Alan cooked dinner tonight it was yummy flat mushrooms filled with sausagemeat & garlic butter, served with salad.

Our eldest daughter (Pauline) who as those of you have been following me for a long time know that we have a love-hate relationship, I love her and she hates me put a photo of herself on facebook (she won't let me take any pictures of her) so managed to copy this one I think she is beautiful, its a shame that she cuts me out of her life the way she does but I have stopped worrying myself to bits over it.

Anyway onto the card I made for today's post 

am off now to check out all your lovely work.  

Bye for now

Alison xx