Monday, 20 October 2014


My blog is currently having some time off - please excuse the dust 
I'll be back soon .... 

Friday, 8 November 2013


Hi everyone ... well it's been just over a month since I last posted ... I've been sort of dipping in & out of my Cabin in between the never ending rain here in the North West of England, I've never known anywhere in this country that gets rain as much as we do in this region & after being blessed with such a lovely summer this year I'm really not looking forward to Autumn & the following winter months.
I'm seriously considering hibernating till Spring 2014.
SO - I'm just going to put a few photos on here to show you my latest  " makes "
A card & some jewellery ... I do love pearls & I had a selection of freshwater pearls just waiting to be threaded up. The birds nest pendant was a gift for a friend's birthday & the single row of pearls I kept for myself. Although I have a selection of more fancy designs I just wanted a plain single row that I could wear anytime so I made one in cream & silver & one in gold then I did a simple wire wrap pearl ring followed by a Copper swirl ring ... then followed by a beaded ring that I just made by curling the wire round & adding beads ... it kept me quiet for an afternoon while the rain created yet another river in the garden !

Monday, 7 October 2013


I've said many many times on here how much I dislike making men's cards ... but this one made me smile.
Each year I'm scratching my head weeks & weeks before my husband's birthday wondering what on earth I can produce this time ! I've just about exhausted every hobby / interest etc that he's remotely interested in over the years so it becomes a real challenge to come up with something new ... so here is this year's card.
An OLDOMETER is basically a counter moving up a year from 53 to 54. OMG I'm married to an  "old "  man ... LOL !!!!

Monday, 23 September 2013


 Here is the card I made using the Memory Box Grapevine die .... I can't take the credit for the design of this card that is reserved for my very talented friend Nikky. She came up with the design & I used her idea & came up with this card.  So many thanks to Nikky for her inspiration. Why not go & take a look at her blog ? She has some wonderful cards on there .....


There seems to be birds & bird cages on everything at the moment from jewellery, home furnishings, cards & even wedding themes.
I saw a tutorial on how to make a bird's nest using non tarnish Artistic wire & thought I'd have a go.
I had some Swallow bird charms in my stash so I thought one would look cute hanging from the nest.
So here is one in gold using gold pearls ....

And this one is done in silver using some left over Shamballa beads

WARNING - these are really addictive to make !!!

Tuesday, 10 September 2013


Another card using the large Ovals Marianne Design Creatables Dies - Anja's Large Ovals LR0236
I LOVE this die, it's so elegant & I love lattice on anything so I had to use the heart lattice backing again
( embossing folder )
I made the butterflies by stamping onto vellum & heat embossing with white powder
The stamp is made by Creative Expressions ( HH33 D )
I added some pink on the reverse of the wings to highlight the floral pattern.
Some stick pins from Wild Orchid crafts, more silky crush ribbon & a diamanté brooch finishes off this pretty card.


I don't make a lot of children or baby cards but this one was made for a friend who wanted a card featuring zoo animals so I came up with this.
The backing paper is called  " Sea Grass " & the zoo train is from Dollar Graphics Depot

I joined them all together with some string & made a sign post ...