Thursday, 31 January 2013

make it crafty freebie....

hi lovelies, well I firstly have to apologise for the lack of posts here on my blog, it has been a bit all over the place here at the moment.

Maya had her bowel biopsy last Friday, she did so well and woke up from the anaesthetic and had 2 slice of toast, 2 biscuits and a tub of ice-cream, while all the other kids there were being sick or crying and really upset, she just gave everyone her big smile and was fine!! We need to wait around 10 to 14 days for the results.

Then I managed to get food poisoning from prawns on Friday night and spent all day Saturday being very, very ill, all day in bed on Sunday too. It took me till Tuesday to finally eat a meal! It has put me off prawns for life now!

So I have finally managed to get some colouring done at last, the gorgeous image I have used is going to be a freebie from Zoe at Make it crafty. She will be free on Friday (today) for just 24 hours on the Make it Crafty fan page on Facebook. So make sure you don't miss out!!!

Wednesday, 23 January 2013

first go at merging images...

Morning Lovelies, oooh get me!! I have been having a go at merging digi images to create a scene, there were a few tears and a glass of wine needed but I got there in the end thanks to the gorgeous Debbie P with her tutorials which can be found here and here. Thank you hunni, it all made sense in the end!
I have used a gorgeous image from Saturated canary called Country Mama and the rainbow meadow background from Make it crafty.
I have made this into a cute wall hanging.

Sorry about the pictures it is just so dull here I cannot find a decent place to get a bright picture.

copics used,
skin - E11, E00, E000, R30
hair - E53, E29, E18, E25
jeans - B95, B93, B91
grass - YG23, YG63
cart - R27, R24, R22
sky - flexmarker (glacier blue) and B91
Papers - maja designs
lace, ribbon, - all stash
flowers - woc
butterflies - hobbycraft

Sunday, 20 January 2013

pink, lace, metal and ribbon.....

Afternoon lovelies, I have a card to share today that is for two of my design teams combined together.
Over at MDUC the theme this week is 'pink, metal and lace' and the theme over at Lovely hAnglar or Sweet magnolia is ribbon and/or lace. I have used one of the latest magnolia stamps, Pink ribbon tilda.
sorry for the short and sweet post,I am just about to go to visit my SIL and as usual I am running late! 

Here is my card

Card recipe,
Image - pink ribbon tilda
papers - stash
lace - white lace
seam binding - stash
flowers - wild orchid crafts and ribbon girl
dies - magnolia,
charms - stash

Thursday, 17 January 2013

Wet or dry embossing at Mo's

Hi, back again! This time its for the new challenge at Mo's, the theme this week is chosen by who is our hostess for this weeks challenge is Tracy The theme is 'Wet or Dry Embossing'

I had to go with dry embossing as I cannot find by heat tool since I moved into my craft room! No idea where it is lol!

I have used this fabby image called 'Patience' lol its so cute! 

Not sure if its the little girl or the poor cat thats meant to have patience, I'll let you decide that one! Hehehe

Here is my card,

New release at Little Miss Muffet..

Well morning lovelies, thank you for all your lovely comments and messages of love and hugs, I truly appreciate them all and of course each one of you xxx
Maya has an appointment for Yorkhill childrens hospital in Glasgow on Monday when we should get more tests done and be given more info too, so I will let you know how we get on.
Its a new release today over at Little Miss Muffet and boy are there some cuties! I have used the digi version of the image but it is a rubber release too.
This sweet image is called Ice cream bench
Please pop over and see the rest of the samples made by the team to showcase these cute images.

I will be back shortly with my second dt card for today

Wednesday, 16 January 2013

Finally! a card!!!

Morning lovelies! Well I have finally gotten round to making stuff! I have had the most awful 3 weeks, and I don't think I can honestly take much more being flung at me. It always is a difficult time of year with the anniversary of Charlie's death, but we also lost another family member the Saturday after new year.

 On top of that we have been going through a tough time with Maya, my youngest. She has been steadily losing weight for around 5/6 months, and after several trips to Dr's they finally referred her to the hospital after the Christmas week when she lost about a kilo in 5 days. We spent the whole day there last Wednesday having tests done. They were very concerned about her and the first tests had to be to rule out leukaemia, which I had been very scared it might be. Thankfully the result was negative.

 We have had a result back yesterday that confirms a possibility of Coeliac disease. She will now have to go for a biopsy to confirm this diagnosis.

 And now my FIL has been admitted to hospital with chest pains and has been kept in for tests. 

I mean really, how much can one person have to cope with???

I am very lucky to have amazing friends especially Sara, whom I love dearly and who has helped me cope, so thank you Sara it means more than you will ever know.

Also thanks to Mel and Lisa too for just being there for me

And speaking of friends I love dearly, I have to mention the MDUC girls, I wont go into details, but what they did for me the other day, I have no words to say how much it means to me, I love you girls so much and one day we will all meet up and have those hugs xxx

Ok well I hope you have stuck with me blethering on as I do have a card to share! 

I have had this image coloured up for weeks and finally put it onto a card.

Saturday, 12 January 2013


In memory of Charlie my son.
24/07/2000 - 12/01/2010

God made a sweet child
a child who never grew old
He made a smile of sunshine
He molded a heart of pure gold.
He made that child as close to an angel
as anyone ever could be
God made a Sweet Child
and He gave that dear child to me
Then God saw His wonderful creation
growing very tired and weak
so He wrapped the child in His loving arms
and said, "You my child I keep"
But now my Sweet Child is an angel
Free from hurt and pain
I'll love you forever, until we meet again
So many times I have missed you
So many times I have cried
If all my love could have saved you
Sweet Child you never would have died.

Friday, 11 January 2013

Another new design team :-)

Morning lovelies, hope you are all well. 
Well yesterday I gave a little hint of some fabby news about another new design team! And today I can finally share, this has been really hard to keep quiet for the last couple of weeks, I have been bursting to tell you all, so here goes..... I am one of the newest design team members for the Make It Crafty team!!!!! How fabby is that???  Thank you Zoe for asking me to join. I still cant quite believe that I am part of one of the most amazing, creative teams out there in blog land! I almost didn't apply as I didn't think I was good enough. But here I am :-)

For my very first project I am taking part in an inspiration blog hop, the theme is new beginnings and I have used a gorgeous image called 'couple expecting' . 
You should have come here from Aeryn if you if not you can start the blog hop here.
There are also a few hidden prizes along the way so be sure to leave a comment on everyone's blog to be in with a chance to win one.
If you get lost here is the order of the blog hop,

Here is my card

I am the last person on the blog hop, so it just leaves me to say I hope you have enjoyed it and thanks for joining us.

Before I go today, I wont be around for a few days as its been a very difficult few weeks for me with family health problems, a death in the family and its the anniversary of my son Charlie's death tomorrow (12th), I need time to be with my family and give my kids lots of cuddles. Thank you for your understanding and for being such fabby followers <3

Thursday, 10 January 2013

Something New at Mo's...

Me again, no posts for ages then two in one day!

Ok its time for a new challenge over at Mo's and this week we want to see you use 'something new'. Could be a new stamp, new papers or a new die cut, the list goes on and on

Please remember that you must use a Mo's image to enter the challenge and the more entries there are the more winners ther are!

Here is my card, I have used 'Perfection'. This is my eldest sisters birthday card, so Jane if you are reading this LOOK AWAY NOW!!!

I have gone a bit mad with the red gingham, but it just really reminded me of an cooking apron! Lol

New design team....

Morning lovelies, well I have some good news to share with you all, plus a little teaser of even more good news that I will be able to share with you tomorrow!

I had a very lovely email from Barbara from Little Miss Muffet Challenge blog saying that she loved my work and would I be interested in joining the team. I had a little think over christmas about it, visited the teams blogs and the challenge blog and decided I would love to be a part if this great team and get to play with the cute images. So of course I said yes!

The theme for this week is 'Winter Birthdays' so a nice easy one for you to join in. You dont even need to use a LMM image although we would love it if you do. If you enter with a LMM image you dont have to follow the theme, you can just do 'anything goes'.

What a clever way to run a challenge I thought!

So here is my card, I have used 'Cadrian' isn't she gorgeous?

Tuesday, 1 January 2013

show us your crafty space...

Evening lovelies, welcome to my first post for 2013, I hope you have all had a lovely festive period, unfortunately I have been in bed ill since Saturday as I caught the dreaded flu! We have all had it over christmas so its not been the best christmas sadly. I am feeling better today but still not 100%, hopefully the worst of it has passed.
We have a new fun challenge for you over at deep ocean challenge this time, we would like to you to share your crafty space with us. I have already shared my craft space with you before after my craft room was finished so if you click on the tab above for my craft room it will take you to bigger pictures, but here is a little collage of my crafty space.
We all like to have a good nosey around each others space, so I hope you can join in. Its always great to see how other people store things like ribbons etc.