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I make over 300 Christmas cards every year for Charities, family and friends so you will find loads of Christmas cards on my blog also the odd present, gift ideas, stocking fillers and table decorations.

I hope you enjoy what you see.


Monday, 30 August 2010

Carousel Horse ATC's

Carousel Horses set of 4 ATC's.

The digital images came from Beccy's Place. she has lots of images for you use,, well worth a visit.

I need 20 ATC's for an international swap I'm doing over on swap-bot.

Sunday, 29 August 2010

My First Blog award.

A huge thank-you to Andrea at lets's get crafty.....for my first blog award..

Now, there are some rules that go along with receiving this award.

1. Thank the person that gave it to you.

2. Post it with pride on your blog.

3. List 3 things you love about yourself.

4. Post a picture you love.

5. Tag 5 other people for the award.

so here goes :-

1. Thank-you Andrea again for my first blog award...your a star

2. Posted it am well chuffed.

3. 3 things I love about my self....ummmm..Well I would to be thought of as caring, fun loving and mad as a hatter.

4. My girls when they won guess the number of eggs.

5. now to give this award to 5 other people.

  1. Ali's ATC swap-stop....because its nice to know that I'm not the only mad person who is hooked on atc's..
  2. Beccy's place.....because she has lovely digital images that I love to use..
  3. Spyder's corner...because its full of lots of things and she makes me laugh.
  4. Addicted to ATC's...because I am...
  5. Free Digital Stamps...because they do all the hard work finding the free images so it easier for us new bloggers.

Friday, 27 August 2010

The true meaning of life

Just made a birthday card for Paul great uncle..

The digital design stamp came from Beccy's place where she has loads of different free images for you to use..
The saying is 'the true meaning of life is to plant trees under whose shade you do not expect to sit'.

Just Inklined Digi Stamp Freebie

Look what lovely freebie I found at Just inklined.

Your Favourite Craft items


I was just wondering what every bodies favourite craft items were and why?

I have several but here are my top three :-
  1. Templates that I get from Craftystash and Cardmaking downloads.because they are so versatile and easy to use. so big thank-yous to Debbie and Sammy.
  2. Clip art images that I use.because I can re-size them to fit my crafting items be it a A4 card,gift tag or an ATC's these also come from Debbie and Sammy.
  3. Digi stamps love them as when I try to rubber stamp my image never seems to be clear.again these can be re-sized for you crafting pleasure.I get these from several places but my favourite are pixiedust, just inklined,Dragonsmoore, Digistamp Boutique

Wednesday, 25 August 2010

Great News from Craftystash

Craftystash now has a new forum and Gallery to go with the lovely Downloads and templates with are designed by the site owner Debbie Lauder.
Its a great place to have a freindly chat and get some fantastic card ideas from the gallery.
Debbie will be holding a monthly competetion and a ATC swap will be arranged soon.

Debbie I wish you great success in your new venture.

Here is a few items I've made with Debbie's downloads.
The first two are decoupage downloads and the last one is one of Debbie's wonderful templates and just the right size to add a little gift to to put on the christmas table.

ATC's swap returns

I have received my ATC swaps from

Cardmaking Downloads who's August swap was animals
these swaps are my daughters and mine.
they are all lovely but the stepper atc and animal from the muppet show are my favourites
Thank you ladies for my swaps

And from Paper Craft planet whos august swap was my favourite things.
these are wonderful and hard to choose a favourite.
Thank-you ladies for my swaps

And before I go I would like to say hello to Creations by tee for joining as a follower

Tuesday, 24 August 2010

I found another ATC swap

While surfing the net the other day .

I came across Joanna Sheen's Forum (you need to join the forum to take part)and they do a monthly swap you only make 1 (or 2 at the most) Atc's.
This month the theme is:-
Think pink or Sunset Memories.

The little girl image of Tiff is from Dragonsmoore and I just added some diecuts from my stash

Thanks Ali

This months theme at Fennedwards swap is 'I do like to be beside the seaside'

I would to say a big thank-you to Ali you passed the details for this swap on to me.

I like vintage images and the first two were ideal.

The Images came from Digital Two for Tuesday

The third Atc was made using some summer die-cuts that were in my stash

All the Atc's were matt and layered with cream,yellow and sparkly grey card.

Monday, 23 August 2010

Halloween Cat

This is a card for my cousin who's birthday is October 31st.

the image is a freebie from Doodle Divas Netherlands and has been entered into there challenge

Sunday, 22 August 2010

Addicted to Atc's

This is my first month with Addicted to Atc's

and this months theme is Make a Splash.

The background on all the atc's is from CMD

Roshell the duck and the Dolphin are also downloads from CMD

Rainy Day digi stamp I got from Dragonsmoore.He is such a lovely image and was just right for this theme.

I now join in with 6 atc's swaps a month and am really enjoying if you know of anymore swaps please let me know...

The 6 I do are
  1. ATC Swap at Cardmaking dowloads
  2. Ali's ATC Swap
  3. Spyders Atc swap
  4. ATC Swappers
  5. Addicted to ATC's
  6. The Stampman ATC's Swap

A quick Hello

Hi guys,

been on hol for a fews days with Family so not had time to update my blog..

I would like to say a big Hello to Lorraine for becoming a follower to my blog...

Tuesday, 17 August 2010

Stampman Atc's

This months atc swap at Stampman is Time.

All the atc's have clock backgrounds from Crafters Companion Mens collection.

The first atc is Dr Who for Time Travel

The second atc is TimeTeam

The third atc is Rosemary and Thyme

And before I go I would like to say a big Hello to Spyder..thanks for becoming a follower..

Saturday, 14 August 2010

1 card 7 challenges.

I've been on a card challenge hunt....

I needed to make a birthday card for a little girl who loves pink.

I have used July pixie digi stamp from pixie dust and gems,card and paper from my stash.

the 7 challenges are

  1. Blog-a-Doodle - sketch

  2. Pixie Dust - pink

  3. Penny Paper - anything goes

  4. Challenge up your life - Celebration

  5. Creative card crew - cute and girly

  6. Digi Doodle - flowers

  7. Your next stamp - birthday

Friday, 13 August 2010


I just love this image of Albert from Just Inklined.

and had to make my brother a birthday card with him....

I have entered this card into

  1. Just Inklined challenge
  2. Pear tree designs - male theme

ATC Swappers

At ATC Swappers this month the theme is summer sports.

I have made the required 4 but if you look its actually 2 sets of 2.

I have used Lewis the Lion digi stamp from Dragonsmoore
and some peel offs

Night Glow.

Last night was the start of this years Balloon fiesta with the night glow..

the balloons light up to the tune of the music.....a great start to this year.....
will be going back on sunday to watch the shapes take off if its not to windy...

Wednesday, 11 August 2010

As most of you know I love digi stamps..

I got this robin in a set from DigiStamp Boutique.

This card has been entered into

I would also like to say a big Hello to my cyber buddies from CMD

  1. Ali
  2. Debbie
  3. Dawn
  4. Tilly

for becoming my first followers....thanks ladies


This is my first blog post..

sitting in my craftroom wondering what todo today...
need to sort out my stash....that will take forever.

hope eveyone has a lovely day....

here's a picture of my lastest card

it was made using downloads from Card making downloads

This card has been entered into:-

  1. Card making download august competition more than one fold
  2. Rosie-d's challenge more than one fold