Monday, 31 December 2012

Out with the Old and in with the New

Well what a mixed bag this year has been. We started it off in early March by losing a very dear member of the family. Then the wedding of my lovely Son and the gorgeous Nina. We then then had a birth, our lovely wee Great nephew Ryan. So we had a Hatched Matched and Dispatched year, but in the reverse order.
So I thought I would show you the last Card I made for this year, and the first card made for the next year. So we are off and running. Will try to keep ahead of trouble, and hope you all do the same. Happy New Year to all of my lovely Blogland friends. Here's hoping it is all you wish for and more. Thanks for keeping my spirits up when I have needed it. I'll raise my glass to you all  sláinte  xxxx

Thursday, 20 December 2012

Christmas Candle partie deux

I have had another go this time with a smaller candle. I used another of the stamps form the set Elaine bought me. I love them. This one is a much more delicate image and doesn't photo very well.  But I think it is pretty. Again I used JS detail EP .

The two of them together don't look to bad do they??
Let me know what you think xxx

Wednesday, 19 December 2012

Christmas Candle

This is my very first attempt at decorating a candle. I have to say I am quite pleased with it. The photo does not do it justice.
Using versamark I stamped an image (one of a set that I was given by Elaine for my birthday) on to the mat side of a piece of regular tissue paper.. I then used some fine detail antique gold embossing powder from Joanna Sheen, then very carefully heated it. I then wrapped the image around  large candle. Then wrapped this with a sheet of parchment paper. Then heated it until I could see it change colour. I then removed the parchment and buffed up the candle with a clean soft cloth, and voila.

Please let me know what you think of it xx

Saturday, 15 December 2012

Anything Goes

The Cards Galore Scrapbook Challenge, this month is
"Anything Goes"
The winner of this month challenge will win a printable from
I chose to do a LO with a photo of my oh so lovely Mother in Law.
This was taken a few years before we lost her to dementia. She was one of the most lovely,  gentle women, I have ever had the privilege to know and love.
The background paper is a Tsunami Rose design.. This is a digital LO
Please join us in the challenge, it can be either paper or digi. It must contain a photo.

Wednesday, 12 December 2012

Christmas cards

Three cards I have just made. The 1st one is for my wee Kate. The 2nd one is for my friend Leslie. The 3rd for my wee Ryan, who I have yet to meet. Just one more to do now for the Man himself. Then that's it for another year phew.

This one I did on Cap  then I printed the tag and the figure out and put on separately.

This one doesn't show on here but it is all gold and cream. I think it looks a lot nicer in the flesh.
This is a Popcorn the bear card. First one I have made with him. I don't think Ryan will take much notice, but Kate might lol

I hope you like my cards and please leave me a comment. xxx

Saturday, 8 December 2012

Time Flies

This a card I made for my Son. Time sure does fly. It doesn't seem like 38 years since he looked like this.

This is one made for my cousin's wife on her 70th. Once again Time flies. I remember when she was this young.

Thank you for looking please feel free to leave me a comment xx

Sunday, 2 December 2012

~Frosty Winter~

The Cupboard Trilogy has a new theme for December

Glitter, cool wintery hues, snowy photographs & other wintery exploits for the scrapbookers, or if you don't have that type of photos then load them up with wintery embellishments 
So whether you go traditional, contemporary or completely different, we need to see or  at least 'the illusion of '  snow, frost or ice .... make use of those cool blues, lavender & pale pinks, creamy whites & dusky greys .... 
As always have fun with the theme !
This month prize is 12 sheets of Bazzill Basics Textured Cardstock in the colour group of your choice!

Here is my cold cold page. With my gorgeous Great Nephews Ryan & Connor, last winter.
This is a Digi page.

Thursday, 15 November 2012

" KIDS "

The theme for this month is:
Our Sponcer for this month, is non other then
with a lovely prize of one of her amazing digital scrapkits.
This is my scrap page for this months challenge on Cards Galore Scrapbook Challenge. I do hope you like it. I also hope some of you will join in with us.

Sunday, 11 November 2012

Lovely Day

I had a lovely day today. It was my Husbands 71st birthday. He was in less pain today so that helped. Kieron and Sarah came and bought their Dad some lovely pressies. Along with some lovely chocolates. One box of which we have already finished off. lol  They were most definitely moorish. It was lovely to see them both together. It doesn't happen often. Sarah was not well but came anyway. I think she would walk on hot coals for her Daddy.  I am looking forward to tomorrow now. Kieron and his lovely wife Nina will be coming to lunch.  This is the card I made for Terence just a simple card. He doesn't like fussy, and Mens cards are so hard to do anyway
The topper is from a Joanna Sheen cd. The words are very special to me. We have to hang on to our memories. One day it may be all we have.

Friday, 9 November 2012

A little Art Deco

These are two cards I made for a 70th birthday order. Also one for my daughter for her wedding anniversary. I quite like Art Deco. These are some from Debbie Moore.

Tuesday, 6 November 2012

Sarah's Birthday

I made this card for Sarah's birthday. I used an inkylicious stamp I have had for a while. along with an oriental lady. I have had this stamp for a couple of years but never used it. The roses are made using a punch and Centura Ice white pearlised paper.. The card turned out quite well. but I wasn't able to get a good photo. the light just kept bouncing back at me.

Thursday, 1 November 2012

Halloween in The Trilogy Cupboard

Hi all It has been ages since I have blogged. ( I still think that sounds so rude lol)  This months challenge is for the spooky Halloween. Which I do not like at all. But entering in to the spirit of the theme. I have done a digi page using Purples to compliment the colour of wee Maria's spooky costume. I do hope you Like my effort. and that you come along to the cupboard and join in with the challenge. It would be lovely to see more Digital pages on there.

Monday, 15 October 2012

Autumn at Cards Galore Scrapbook Challenge blog

Well the big day has arrived, and here is my my very first entry as a DT member on CG. The prompt was Autumn. We were asked to use item from Stamping Dragon Designs. I came on to the team late so I only had the one kit to work with.  I have used 3 backing papers,and brads for the corners, from the Vintage heritage kit.

The sponsor this month is Stamping Dragon Designs 
The prize is a £5.00 voucher for their online shop.

This challenge runs until the 15 November and is open to paper and digital scrappers
So please pop over to Cards Galore Scrapbook Challenge and have a look and please join in.
Join in our card challenges at
You can also find us on Facebook at Cards Galore.

 This a photo of the daughter of a young friend of mine

Saturday, 13 October 2012

Hello everyone I am really thrilled to have received two awards from a fellow blogger Trudi (TrudiScrumptious), The Sunshine Award and The Lovely Blog Award. (These are the first I have ever received)
 Both of these awards come with some rules:
 I am to publicly thank the people who gave them to me. I am to share some information about myself
I am to nominate some of my favorite blogs
 I am to comment on their blogs to let them know I’ve awarded them.
The One Lovely Blog award asks me to share 7 facts about myself while the Sunshine Award has some specific questions for me to answer.
The Sunshine Award questions will effectively cover the 7 facts about me.

Favorite color: Blue
Favorite animal: Baby Elephant
Favorite number: 13
Favorite drink: Brandy & Lemonade
Facebook or Twitter: definitely Facebook
Good book or good movie: Book
Giving or getting gifts: Giving especially to family and close friends
My passion: Without a shadow of a doubt it is my family
Favorite day: with my son and daughter on their own.
Favorite flower: I don’t have a favourite I love all flowers.

 Well, hopefully I haven't bored you, now it's my turn to nominate these awards to some bloggers that have not only inspired me, but also supported me when I've needed it and we all need a bit of that at sometimes, so without much further ado I announce:

 I have given these 3 lovely ladies these awards because. Of many reasons.
Jane for giving me the 1st chance as a DT member. She does so much when not well.
 Barbara For her crafty inspiration. She also pushed me to do a blog.
 Janet for being Janet.
Barbara Janet and Elaine ( who doesn't have a blog for me to award.) Have been more than friends to me over the last few years. They have helped me through some unbelievably bad times. They are more like sisters, and I love them loads xxx

Tuesday, 9 October 2012

Blind Challenge

Well I accepted this challenge. Even though I didn't know what I was doing. Maya, one of the DT for Cards Galore Scrapbooking set a mini challenge. Which anyone can enter. No prize given, just for fun. I decided I would us an old Photo of my Mother and Father in Law, on their front step in Buncrana. I hope you like this one. Please leave me a comment. xx

Monday, 1 October 2012

Wingy Thingy

The challenge this month in the Cupboard Trilogy is anything with wings. Elaine took some gorgeous photo' of birds of prey. Even though I don't like birds I have to say this is a beautiful photo. Hope you all like the Digital scrapbook page I have made with it.

Thursday, 20 September 2012

Me and My Girl

After I did the page of wee baby Ryan. I just had to do one of his big sister Kate and daddy Declan. Both my nephew and his wife Emma are BA Pilots, but I bet they are flying higher than ever now the family is complete. I took this photo at my Son's wedding. Which was a few days before Kate's 3rd birthday. When they were about to cut the cake, wee Kate started singing happy birthday. Everyone joined in lol

Monday, 17 September 2012

New Life

From one end of the cycle of life to the other. This is my brand new Great Nephew Ryan much wanted and will be very much loved by all. Especially his big sister 3 year old Kate Olivia. If he turns out to be half as handsome as his Daddy, he will be gorgeous.

Tuesday, 4 September 2012

Sad day

The reason I have been so busy. My aunt's Sister in Law passed away. 28th August. I was asked to do the Order of Service and the Memorial cards. 70 cards altogether.  I have managed to complete them all, and they were collected today. She had been ill for a long time so it was a blessing when she went. Age 90 years. A lovely lady.

The Order of Service is A5 the Memorial is A7 They were all done CAP

Saturday, 1 September 2012

Tic Tac Toe

Hi all I haven't had time to blog for ages, I still don't, but I have just remembered I should have put my DT effort for The Cupboard Trilogy on today. I need a minder lol.
This month is called Tic Tac Toe, because the challenge is to pick a line either anyway as long as it is straight. and the descriptions on that line is what you use to do your card or in my case a Scrapbook page. The line I chose was Bright colours Flowers and Ribbon. I hope you like my effort and that you have a go at the challenge.
This is a photo of my Daughter and Son 7 & 4 at Christmas 1978

Thursday, 16 August 2012

DT call to card makers

Super Hero's

Hi my friends, I haven't been on here for a while, bit tied up with hospital visits etc. I am also struggling to get myself motivated at the moment. Mojo has gone walk about again.

This is the card you all helped with suggestions for. I went with Power Rangers in the end. I hope he likes it.

 I have also made a couple of New Home cards. For my daughter Sarah's best friend Sarah.

 This one is and A5 with my favorite lace. I hope you don't think it is a bit to pink..

   This is an A6 Not the size I usually do.
They are JS Patience Strong images yet again.

Wednesday, 1 August 2012

Sisters in the Park

Hi all I hope you nip over to TCT challenge. It is a nice one this month. It's all about embossing, be it dry with a folder, or with embossing powders and stamps. Or as in my case, a digitally embossed piece of work  This is the first time I have done this, and I admit it was quite tricky. I hope someone has a go at it as well, and enters the challenge.

This is a photo of my sister and me in the local park a few years ago lol I am the elder one, far more ladylike than my younger sibling. We are  sitting in the Coronation gardens.
Please feel free to leave me a comment. xx

Tuesday, 17 July 2012

Wedded Bliss

42 years ago tomorrow,  we said I do. For better or worse,  richer or poorer, in sickness and in health. It has been a bumpy road some of the way. But I am glad we stuck it out. We have two fantastic kids. a wonderful Son in law, and a beautiful new Daughter in law. What more could we want. Never been rich, but we have never been poor. Just have to battle with ill health. But we will get there.
Here is the card I made for my husband, for the occasion. I hope you like it. I know he will, no matter what it looks like. He will put it in a box, with all the other cards I have made for him.

               Please feel free to leave a comment

Wednesday, 4 July 2012

Little bundle of Joy

This is the first time I have blogged in simply ages. I just haven't had the energy or the inclination.
These are just a couple of new baby cards for the stock box. Same but different. Once again i have used JS images. These are from the Victorian Compendium cd. The base card is white linen, topped with pale green/pale lemon pearlised card. Backing papers are from the cd as well. I think the babies on these are so lovely, they look so cosy you just want to pick them up and cuddle them Ahhhh  
Daft old sod I know lol

                     I hope you like these cards, please leave me a comment. xxx

Sunday, 1 July 2012

D Day

Happy Sunday friends. This is the first day of the new Cupboard Trilogy Blog. This is my very first effort as a Design team member. Please bear with me. I do hope you like my digi scrapbook page. Don't forget to nip over to the challenge and see if you can win some lovely Blog Candy. Click on the label on the right to go direct to the blog, or copy and paste the address below.


This page is in remembrance of my gorgeous dog Sandy. We were lucky to have him from 8 weeks to 14 years. We lost him 12 years ago and I still miss him. He wasn't a bit of use, just another mouth to feed. but he was a gorgeous gentle soul.
The backing paper, material, frame and embellishments are from various Digikits. Especially the very latest Petal Fresh from the Nitwits collection. The frame and material and scroll came from this one.
I hope you enjoy what I have made. Thanks for looking

Tuesday, 19 June 2012

A nice day.

Well I have had a nice day.  The sun has been shining all day here so far. I actually got my washing dry outside, without the usual mad scramble to get it in in out of the rain.  I paid a visit to my friend with Leukemia. Thankfully she is doing very well. To say that we live just a few doors away, we don't see much of each other. We have booked up with some more friends to see Phantom at B'ham Hip, next April. Had to get the tickets before they sold out. Anyway it is another of my friends birthday next Mon, and she is the reason we are going, she is the only one of the group that hasn't seen Phantom. This card is for her, in her favourite colours. I do hope she doesn't think it's a bit drab. This image, and backing paper are from (you will never guess) yep, Joanna Sheen lol  It's from her Nostalgia cd.   I do so adore all her cd's.

Please let me know if you think it is a bit drab, and if so, any suggestions would be welcomed.  xxx

Monday, 18 June 2012

50 years young

We had a really lovely day yesterday for Fathers day. Sarah, Kieron and Nina came to lunch. John had to work or it would have been a full set. Having the kids round always buck us up.  Terence had some lovely presents. To many he says.  Thats ok I'll take the choccies off his hands. That will one less thing for him to worry about lol. I have finished the order for the 50th birthday.  Here are the last two. hope you like them.

Please leave me a comment if you like them, or if you don't please tell me why xxx

Sunday, 17 June 2012

1st Anniversary

Hi all as you may remember I made a card for some young friends 1st wedding Anniversary. I have now made a scrapbook page for them. The photo I have blended into the background, is one of their high school prom. They grew up together and I really do believe and hope they will grow old together.

I do hope you like this page as much as I do xxx

Saturday, 16 June 2012

Same but different

This is a quick card I made from the bits I had left over. I used Lemon card this time. The same image only smaller same backing paper.

 Oh dear on the squiff again. lol

Friday, 15 June 2012

Good Times

Hi all. I was just sitting here wondering why everything happens at once be it good or bad. Terence and I have had more than our fair share of bad lately. We are so due some good. Well we did have a really good time a couple of months ago, when our Son got married. Hopefully all the bad has gone away, if not for good at least for a dam good break lol. I had nothing to do, then, whoa, you know what they say be careful what you wish for.  I was selected to be on the Cupboard Trilogy DT for my Digital scrapbooking. To say I am chuffed in a vast understatement. Then I got orders for  50th birthday cards 3 needed urgently. 2 more birthday cards and a wedding day card. Then I get invited to do a stall at a craft fair I did at Christmas. Then I am asked if I can maybe do wedding stationery, for  a friend of the wee girl I did it for before. Phew .Well we all knows what happens then Mojo goes on extended leave. The next good thing is the house will be full for Fathers day. That will cheer Terence up. Well I have succeeded in making one of the 50th and here it is.

I do hope you like this card. It is an A4. Another Joanna Sheen image and backing paper, are from the Enchanted Dream cd. Ribbon is my bargain £1 roll from Crafty Ribbons. and the flowers and leaves are some that the lovely Marilyn sent me.
Please leave me a comment if you wish xxx

Wednesday, 13 June 2012

One year on.

I find it hard to believe that a whole year has now gone by, since I made the wedding Stationery for this lovely young couple. They have had a very, very, hard year. So glad they stayed together through all of it.

 Sorry it is all on the squiff. I was rushing because OH was hovering to take it off me, and put it in the post.  Well that's my excuse. If you look back at more of my pics, they are probably all a bit squiffy lol

Tuesday, 12 June 2012

Fun at the Sea

As you all know I did a page of the cute little scamp called Archie, who literally owns Elaine. Now I thought it would be nice to do one of the elegant Finn, who owns Barbara.
 I think Finn and Archie, are so lucky to own their two humans,      xxx

I do hope you like what I have done with his Photo. I know he really enjoyed himself on the beach..
Please feel free to leave a comment. Preferably a nice one. xxx

Monday, 11 June 2012

Lavender and Lace

This a card I made a while back, for a friend of mine. It seems to fit the Lavender and Lace challenge on Joanna's Sheens Blog. .

 The image is a John P.W. Furse from the RHS cd. I have used my beloved lace again. The flowers are from the embellishments on that cd. John P.W. Furse is one of my favourite illustrators on this cd. Though they are all excellent.

Please feel free to leave a comment.It is very much appreciated. xx

Thursday, 7 June 2012

Hide and Seek

I thought this photo was just to cute not to be scraped. I just hope my friend isn't angry, as I didn't ask permission.

I hope I have done justice to the gorgeous wee boy. Please feel free to leave me a comment.

Wednesday, 30 May 2012

A Little Shadow

Meet Nathan Ellie's younger brother. Doing his best impression of a rock star, at my son's wedding.

He is only seven wait till he is seventeen then watch out.