My beautiful daughter Sally Ann on her wedding day, 20/12/2008.

My beautiful daughter Sally Ann on her wedding day 20/12/2008 - - - -how gorgeous she looks :))

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Monday, 10 October 2011

70th Birthday Card

This is my first attempt at making a card using Serif Craft Artist Pro, which I have only recently bought so thought I should have a dabble lol. I'm really pleased with how the card turned out as it is simple but very pretty. I love how you can print text to go in different directions. The inner background and the heart shape were made with the Serif, which I then matted onto dark green card to add layers to the general appearance of the finished card. I also added punched butterflies to also add dimension. The flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts. I finished off the card with a few colour co-ordinating pearls and of course some glitter.
It is for my daughter's mother-in-law who will be 70 next week. I hope she likes it!!
I have decided to be very brave...or very foolish...and enter this in the latest Glitter Geeks challenge 'Week 18 - Flower Power'.

Sunday, 25 September 2011

Christening card

This card was made for a colleague.....she wanted it for her niece Daisy....the papers are 'Celebrations' from Fizzy Moon. The sentiment (bottom right) and the image are both from a set of Buzzcraft clear, rubber stamps,the image has been coloured with promarkers...

My cat Eric

This is my cat Eric.......he managed to reach the grand old age of 16 this week....I hope he has many more birthdays !!! I made him a little card, I think he liked it lol.....

Monday, 5 September 2011

Card for nephew

Have just spent a lovely afternoon making this card for my nephew, his birthday is towards the end of September. The backing papers are from Bearly Mine Designs and the digi stamp is from Mo's Digital pencil, coloured in with promarkers. I think I might enter this into the Glitter Geeks challenge. To check out the Glittergeeks hop over to . It's my first ever challenge entry and this week the challenge is called 'Sports Mad'...oohhh nervous but hey let's give it a go lol...

Wednesday, 20 July 2011

Card for my mother-in-law

This is for my cute little mother in law who celebrates her birthday next Tuesday.....I think black and white is soooo sophisticated...hope she likes it!

New baby card

A friend at work has asked me to make this for give to her sister who had a baby girl last Thursday...check out the little pink feet on the ribbon, soooooo cute :))

Friday, 15 July 2011

'The Allotment'

decoupage made for my husband's step father, a nice little fella who likes to potter in his garden :)

Wednesday, 15 June 2011

Busy day today...

Been in panic mode......lots of card orders to do and not a lot of spare time! Managed to get 3 done today - a new baby girl card (not yet born so no name!), a 1st Birthday card and a wedding card. Tomorrow a birthday card for a 12 year old golf fanatic.......yes an easy one yikes!! and another new baby girl card, blimey these babies are popping out at the moment. Off to watch the eclipse now folks...bye for now :)))xxx

Monday, 30 May 2011

1st birthday card......

A few more taken with a different camera.....

A 1st birthday card for a friend's daughter....

The photos really don't do this card justice......the pastel backing papers are very pretty....they and the teddy decoupage are from the Daisy & Dandelion range...I have used nestability dies and lots of gems and glitter....

21st Birthday card for a friend's granddaughter

I was asked to do a card 'with lots of pink.....lots of ribbon.....and lots of bling' here it is lol.....

Sunday, 8 May 2011

My daughter's birthday card 7/5/11

Love the and green go surprisingly well together...Martha Stewart border and butterfly punches and flowers again from Wild Orchid Crafts, will need to buy more soon at this rate lol...added lots of glitter and gems for my girl :))

Thursday, 5 May 2011

another nephew card

Easel card for my nephew.....a very keen runner......took ages cutting out the circles with my sizzix but well worth the effort for a special person......

Wednesday, 4 May 2011

Slight change to anniversary card

I did make a slight change to my husband's anniversary card before I gave it to him on Monday...the flowers in the top left corner, from Wild Orchid Crafts, aka the great Bev Rochester..even though the card is for a man I knew he would love it..

Tuesday, 26 April 2011

anniversary card for my husband

They're a bit out of focus....used my new camera which I only bought today, will take a while to get used to I think. Always find 'easel' cards difficult to photograph though :( 
Hope he likes it, taking it to the Lake District when we go on Friday, for our anniversary on Monday :)

Sunday, 24 April 2011


Have just spent all afternoon making a birthday card for my nephew but can't post the pic on here until after 2nd May...just in case the little tike sees it here before he receives it in the mail lol...

Sunday, 17 April 2011

another yellow card....

This card is for a work colleague who is leaving soon to have a baby...she doesn't know the sex of the baby, hence the yellow colour theme. 
Anyway, I do like's a cheery, happy colour :))

Wednesday, 13 April 2011

Sunday, 10 April 2011

Card for 30th Wedding Anniversary

A friend has asked me to make her a card for her to give to her daughter on her 30th Wedding Anniversary. She asked for it to be romantic, with flowers and pearls (30th Anniversary is pearl). Here's how it turned out :))
Bought the flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts as recommended by Bev Rochester...her cards often have a floral theme and are totally stunning, her work inspires me a lot!

Saturday, 2 April 2011

Nephew's 21st birthday card

Made using 'Flippin Men' decoupage and Cuttlebug 'Happy Birthday' embossing folder.
For my nephew Luke...the long distance runner...who also likes a good barbie lol....Luke, good luck on 17th April 2011 for your 2nd London Forrest run!! :)))

Monday, 28 March 2011

spanish easter card...update

managed to get my card posted to Spain today, along with some hidden surprises for 'la chica'..thorntons chocs, cadburys mini eggs, lovehearts lol and a beautiful, tiny teddy bear, all securely packaged in bubble wrap. Hope everything gets there safe!

Saturday, 26 March 2011

spanish easter card

Have spent all afternoon making an easter card for my lovely spanish penfriend  , can't post a pic yet though as want her to receive it in the post first, watch this's very mmmm yellow lol...

Sunday, 20 March 2011

Card for my bro-in-law

Made this today for my brother in law Peter, birthday next Wednesday...hope he likes it!!!

Sunday, 13 March 2011

England 22 - 16 Scotland

...yes I thoroughly enjoyed watching the rugby match this afternoon..well done England :) And that was followed by a delicious supper of fillet steak with all the trimmings :))
Now I'm going to settle down to watch Dancing on Ice, can't decide now who I want to win but got a bit of a soft spot for Jeff ;)
See you all soon...hasta pronto chicas :))

Here are some cards I made recently for 'fans' :)

This I made for an Oasis fan....
And this for someone who loves scottish dancing...
...and this one for an Arsenal fan...

Monday, 7 March 2011

Just found time to add a few more :))

My sister asked me to make this card, for her to give to her best friend's daughter on her 21st...

ps:Harriet plays rugby...hence the request for a rugby ball lol...

Another card made to order...I love art deco style cards...

used a digi stamp on this card...for the grandson of a friend, he loves his pony...

RIP Pete xxxxx
oohhh aren't boys difficult to make cards for!!...