Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Another Card To Share.........

Hello there hope you're all well.....I've just been having a quick blog-hop and catch usual great stuff on show....lots of talented ladies. As the title 0f the post says I've another card to share with you. I used a download from The Clipart Fairy for the image......the holly paper is from Shirley's Cards.....everything else used is from my stash.

Will be posting more at the end of the week hopefully then I dont know if I'll be posting anymore this year because next week I'll be getting ready to go on my "jolly hollyday" to England.....we're going over for Christmas and the New Year.....and I cant wait......0nly 10 more sleeps....LOL...LOL

Anyways here's the card I came here to post...hope you like.

While I'm here I'll post another digi scrapbook page I've said before (I I'm really getting into this.....its really fun and also very addictive. I used Wishing On A Starr's freebie kit "It's A Kind Of Magic" for the page but added the mask, butterflies and flower centres from elsewhere.

Thank you for popping again soon.....I'm now going to see if my washing machine is finally going to play nicely I haven't been able to get it to start this morning....and that's all I need at the minute a broken washing machine.....will have to wait until OH gets home from golf this evening if I cant remedy the situation.....never mind will have to console myself with a bit of crafting....LOL

Until next time......take care!!

Oh my....I see its going to be one of those days I signature has disappeared now...I'm counting but I dont know if I'll reach 10.....!!!!

Maureen x

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Hello again........

Another card and a scrapbook page from not so sunny Spain to show you...the weather is awful at the minute but I have to say not half as bad as it is in the looks really dreadful by what we've been seeing on the news. Hope you dont have to suffer it for too long.

Well down to what I came on here uploads...the card is for my nephew who's birthday it is on Thursday hope he still likes Ben 10 I should really have checked first.

I received another FSB....the Featured Scrapbook for today....thrilled again...but it was only on a second thought that I uploaded it to DaisyTrail...I didn't really do the page to upload it...I was just having a mess around with various elements from different kits but then I thought well I wont lose anything by doing so and as I've said it got me the The children in the picture are my grandchildren.

Well this was a quick visit but that's it for today I'm afraid....until next time thank you for stopping by...take care!

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Yet Another Christmas Card.......

I'm getting there very, very slowly but's another Christmas card of six of the same design to be exact...colours vary but they're still the same type of card and the easel card that I uploaded in my last post was one of four of the same card so really I'm not doing too badly I dont think...LOL

The image is "Cherry Kisses Wreath" from Pollycraft Designs coloured with Promarkers, the backing paper is one of Jak Heath's and everything else I used is from my stash.

I'm also uploading another digi-scrapbook page to show you....this one got me the FSB...Featured Scrapbook...for yesterday on the DaisyTrail forum.....I was really pleased about that.

Backing paper "Fall Kiss" mini kit - Dreamer's Magic Designs.
Cluster "Along A Dusty Path" - Pam Lefors Designs.
Page edging - Granny Art.

Well thats about it for this session so until next time thank you for calling by.....take care!!

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Good Evening......

Just a quick update...I thought I'd upload my recent digi-scrapbook pages...though I'll have to really put my mind into making my christmas cards soon because they're not going to make themselves are they...LOL. Anyways here they are hope you enjoy looking.

Thank you for popping by.....and take care.

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

My Goodness It's Been A Long Time.....

........I didn't realise how long it's been since I last posted on here...I'm letting myself down big time...with all my good intentions too...but I SHALL update more often I promise...and no I haven't got my fingers crossed...I think I remember saying that before.....LOL !!

I haven't had a good blog-hop for some time either...I know I'm missing out on so much out there...over the next few day's I'll be making a few visits though.

I am still really into digi-scrapbooking...I find it totally much so that my card making seems to have been put on the back-burner...but I'm going to post a Christmas card I made last night from a download from The Clipart Fairy. I really do love this style of card...anyways here goes....

Hope you like. Watch this space there's going to be more....LOL !!

As I have just said I really am into digi-scrapbooking at the moment so if there is anyone out there that actually reads my posts here's one or two of my recent layouts.

Well there you are as they say...I must admit they're not as good as some you get on the Daisy Trail forum...but as the saying goes "you have to start somewhere"...LOL !!

It's been a short...but hopefully you'll think a sweet until next time thank you for popping by...come again...and take care!!

Friday, October 15, 2010

Grandson's Birthday Card

Just a flying visit to post the card I made for my youngest grandson's birthday next week....he's Thomas The Tank Engine crazy and I was given this image by someone so I could "theme" his card. I printed the image off three times so I could decoupage two of them....not that they show up too well as being decoupaged...the number four was a cardboard element that I embossed and of course the "today" is peel-off letters.

Another digi scrapbook page...a fun page I did the other evening...I love this photograph of Mathew and have wanted to do something with it for a while...the photo was taken last Christmas...I did a cut-out in the original photo he was surrounded by presents....LOL !!

Until next time.....have a great weekend.....and take care!!

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Finally New Cards...and a bit of a chat!!

I know I've been very lax in updating this blog of mine of late...apologies...but here's a surprise I've actually three cards to upload was for my niece, one for my son and the other for my grandson Ryan. The decoupage sheets apart from the Man United one were freebie downloads from The Papercraft Tutor. I'm also uploading a couple or so of my recent digi scrapbook pages.....I'm really getting to enjoy doing them. Hope anyone who reads my blog.....that's if anyone you enjoy looking at my efforts!!

We had a great time when my sister and hubby were visiting.....they're back home in the UK now but it wont be too long before we're seeing everyone I've mentioned in a previous posting we're spending Christmas and the New Year in the UK......I'm really looking forward to that. On Sunday we have my son and girlfriend coming over for a visit...they're only here for a week this time...he wants to get some golfing in with his dad......that'll be the last of our visitors for this year.

We've had quite a busy time of it over the summer months and this couple or so weeks but I must admit enjoyable.

I had a brilliant day last Saturday...spent the day being well and truly pampered.....among the treatments I had was a facial, a massage, a bit of reflexology and a stint in the gym and hot tub.....I could really get used to all was great !! Never spent a day like that before but I'd certainly do it again.

Well as promised here's my uploads.....hope to upload again soon.....I keep saying that don't I but now I'm beginning to have a bit more time it just could happen...LOL !!

Thank you for popping by.....I hope you will stop and leave me a comment or two.....gets a bit lonely in "blogland" at times...LOL...until next time.....take care!!

Friday, September 17, 2010

A Quick Post.........

Hello again from a very dismal looking part of least the rain has stopped though.....but I have a sneaky feeling the sun isn't going to bother making any sort of an appearance today.....but then again you should never say never....LOL !!

Not a lot has been happening craftwise or otherwise with me.....I've just spent a bit of time popping onto various sites and have still lots to catch up on but I'm sure I'm going to get there in the end.

I'm looking forward to this coming Monday though and no mistake my sister and hubby are coming over for another visit and we received an email a couple of days ago from my son saying they had booked their flights for coming over in October. November's free.....LOL.....then December I can get all excited at the prospect of spending Christmas and New Year in England.....oh yes!!!!!

Well in my last post I said I was spending a fair bit of time digital I thought seeing as I haven't any new cards to show as yet I would post a couple or so of my layouts........

......well for my sins there they are...well some of them.....hope you enjoyed looking.....I know I have a lot to learn and really I'm going post I'm hoping to have a card or two to show you !!

Thanks for popping by.....until next time.....take care!!

P.S. Still no sun but its just started to thunder.....and more rain...oh joy!!!!!!!

Monday, September 6, 2010


Just to let anyone who's interested know I'm still around and about.....LOL.....have really neglected my blog these past few weeks but I'll be back shortly posting as usual. I must have a good catch up too.....haven't had a really good blog hop for weeks and must visit my faves...I must have missed loads!!!!!!!!

I'm sorry to say I haven't made any cards for long enough now and need to get my hand back in.....anyways I will need to start making my Christmas cards sooner than later!! Also have birthday cards to make for my son and two grandsons so they will help to kick-start my mojo.

I've been spending a lot of time recently on a new hobby to add to my list......digi scrapping......I am still scrapping the conventional way as well as...I've got a half finished page that I must cut out the title for.....that will give me something to post!! LOL

The digi scrapbooking is quite addictive be perfectly honest I always thought it was kind of cheating......but I am now going to eat my words and take it all back because I've found it and am finding it really really fun and I'm enjoying it!!!

Well not much of a post I'll agree but its a bit of an explanation and as I said earlier I'll be back posting very soon.

Thanks for taking the time to pop in.......take care!!

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Sketch...OR...Use A Bit Of Pink..........

As the title says for this week's challenge over at One Stitch At A Time you have to either use the sketch posted.....or use a bit of pink somewhere on the card.....or do both! I did exactly that with the card I'm entering...I did both...used the sketch and also used pink.................

For the card I used................

An image from Stitchy Bear Stamps..."Butterflylove"...this is one of my favourite images.
Sentiment from Pollycrafts.
Cuttlebugged the mat for the image.
Card, background paper, pearls brads, lace and pearl stick-ons are from my stash.
I used a Gelly Roll Stardust pen on the wings but it doesn't show too well.....and I don't know what is happening to my photography but its not at all good at the minute!!

Well thats it for this post today.....thank you for popping by.....take care!

Saturday, July 31, 2010

Two Posts In One Day.....Phew!!

I did say I was going to try to post more often.......LOL !!

I entered this layout as my take on Sketch 208 at Scrapbook Challenges.....the photographs are my eldest grandson Ryan taken when he turned one back in 1999. I love the large photograph of him he loved the camera......more often than not he used to wake up like that.....pity his dad wasn't the same........LOL !! Joking just in case..............LOL !!

I'd like to do as many of the challenges as I can......scrapbooking isn't really my forte so the more I do hopefully the better I'll get at it....practice makes perfect.....well so they say......LOL

Enjoy the rest of the weekend......thanks for calling by......take care!

Pollycrafts Monday Challenge

I'm going to enter this mini album in the Pollycraft Challenge #54.....theme being "Love and Marriage". The "Amor" sentiment on the front of the album is Spanish for I'm hoping that it will suit.

I haven't put any photographs inside as yet.....that's something I have got to get around to doing.....eventually it's going to be given to my son and his girlfriend.....once I've sorted out which photographs to put in it of course! LOL

I made the album at a craft class a while ago.....I'm not totally sold on the ribbons though.....I dont know whether I should take them off or not.....but until I decide I'll just leave them on.

Well this was short and sweet.....but that's it for this posting....will try to post a bit more often.....I have a few weeks before my sister and husband come out to visit again so I'm going to try and craft as much as I can. Watch this space!! LOL

Hope you're enjoying the weekend.....thank you for popping by.....and take care!

Friday, July 30, 2010

Here's Another One................

........Card that is!! LOL

I've just had to come back and re-jig this posting....I was going to enter this into the Sir Stampalot Challenge "Lazy Hazy Days of Summer".....I cut it a bit fine for my entry and missed the deadline.....but lots of visitors and no time to craft.....not to worry though there's always another time!!

My photography leaves a lot to be desired.....SORRY!!

For the card I used.........

Image - "Flip Flops" from Stitchy Bear Stamps
Beach Huts Image - Sj's Little Musings (image was a pre-coloured one)
Sentiment - "Signs of Summer" from JustYolie resized and cut on Craft Robo
Card, stick- on pearls and stickles used on hair were from my stash.

Thank you for popping by come again soon......take care!

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Flash Those Freebies.....Part Two!

Well wonder of wonders I finally have another card to show....its for the second part of the Flash Your Freebies challenge at Pollycrafts....we had to use the freebie image (isn't it gorgeous) from Paula for entering the card in part one....this time you had to think GREEN....hope this card is green enough! lol

Image - Pollycrafts
Sentiment - K&Co
Flower cut from a cheap spray that I bought......brads and all paper and card are from my stash.

Well thats it for this visit....will be back soon....promise....will get my mojo into gear....until then thank you for popping by....take care!!

Saturday, July 24, 2010

I'm Still Here................

Yes I'm still around...not been on my blog for a while...this will be a quick visit though...thought I'd just do a quick update...I haven't done any recent crafting but I'm going to post the last things I did...two layouts for Scrapbook Challenges.........and yes I've a lot to learn in that department! LOL

This page is of my youngest son Paul and girlfriend Paula taken in 2006 at the party we had before moving over to Spain.....its one of my favourite photographs of them...I'd wanted to use it on a layout for ages and finally got round to doing it.

This is my youngest grandson taken at the bowling alley when we were in the UK earlier in the year. The bowling pins were cut on my Craft Robo from a freebie download on UKScrappers.

Well I'm afraid that's it for this visit but will hopefully be back soon with something to show.

Hope you're all having a great weekend.....thank you for popping by....and take care!!

Friday, July 16, 2010

Flash Those Freebies......

It's been suggested by Paula at Pollycraftdesigns to flash our freebies............all will be explained!! LOL

We had to create a card using one of her many Friday freebies...the image I've used "Cherry Kisses Snowball" I've had for ages and coloured it a while ago thinking it would be used for one of my Christmas cards.....I was right...this is my first Christmas card this year and the one I'm entering in the challenge. Hope you like!

The image was coloured with Whispers Strokes (before I invested in my Promarkers) and everything else.....card, snowflakes, stamped sentiment, stickles and corner peel-offs came from my stash.

Until next time.....thanks for popping by and take care!!

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Celebrate..........Another Card...........

Hi.....hope you had a great weekend...mine wasn't too bad really......I got to do a bit of blog hopping and also made this card for Phindy's Place Challenge #12..."Red, White and Blue". Hope you like!

Image.........Phindy's "Parade" this image!
Backing Paper.........The Paper Craft Tutor.
Sentiment.....Freebie download from UKScrappers posted by emeraldmay and cut on my Craft Robo.
Card, brads, glitter and Gelly Roll Stardust pen from my stash.

Hopefully will be back again with something to show shortly.....until next time then.....thank you for popping by.....and take care!!