Monday, 30 May 2016

CD Sunday

I am really pleased to let you know that I have been invited to join the CD Sunday Design Team. Pauline, Margaret and Pamela are the other new team members and our first post will be on 11/06/2016. I have been a regular entrant to their challenges for some time, we all probably have CD's which we only use now and again , this challenge encourages me to use them frequently, if you have CD's why not join in. This weeks challenge is Let's Go Lilac pop over to the blog and have a look around and please join in.

Thursday, 19 May 2016

Baby Boy

Whilst having a tidy round I found several CD Rom's I have had for years and probably never used, determined to at least make 1 card I selected this image for a baby card.Tattered Lace alphabet Dies and several embossing folders and here it is.

Has any-one else had calls purporting to be from Microsoft saying you have a problem with your computer, I usually just hang up but yesterday I asked the caller which computer he meant as we had several in our home, when he asked how many I said 5 ( hubby says there are 6, he and James have a laptop as well as a Desktop I have 1 and there is 1 in my elder son's old bedroom which he uses when home) The caller said "you are lying madam" some scam when they accuse you of lying that really makes their call seem legitimate,

Challenges the embossed panels are on scraps left over from cutting card blanks

Tuesday, 17 May 2016

Birthday Candles

Slightly less layers than is usual for me and no flowers either. It has been a lovely morning but is now starting to dull down, hopefully the washing will be dry enough for ironing, I hate it piling up and try to do it as soon as the washing is dry.

The image is from Joanna Sheen House Mouse Triple CD and the papers from Craft Creations, still trying to use up some of the seemingly ever increasing bundle of papers. I had bother trying to find a pink to make the rosette but finally settled on this as it was the nearest colour to the frosting on the cupcake.

Apologies if I have missed any posts Flash Photo still crashing occasionally which makes visiting very time consuming.  Many thanks for all the lovely comments on my last few cards I really appreciate your visits.

Challenges birthday

Thursday, 12 May 2016

The Little Things

I'm sure my husband will not be amused to see that I raided his fishing tackle box for an embellishment for his Father's Day card . I combined digis from The Next Big Thing Just Inklined to create the scene and added a sentiment from TLC. Tonic dies to complete the layers.

I wonder if anyone else is having problems with Adobe Flash it keeps crashing apparently a problem when using Chrome, I have reinstalled both of them ( as advised in a PC magazine) with only some luck, it makes visiting followers blogs much more time consuming as the page often requires reloading several times, apologies if I  have missed a post.



I have hardly used this CD Rom in comparison with the House Mouse ones but there are some lovely images on it, this is one I especially like, it would suit almost any occasion especially with the sentiment from TLC. The papers are a mixture from different Nitwit Collections.

It started off being a bright clear morning but a mist has slowly developed and come right down to ground level no sunshine at all a real change from the past 4 days, still it'll be cooler to work in the garden.

Challenges for summer green and lavender/lilac

Thursday, 5 May 2016

Songs from the Movies

The Challenge at CD Sunday this week is Songs from the Movies, The last film I saw was the new release of Jungle Book last week, the music in it was wonderful so I decided to make envelopes using Disney song titles. These will be put to good use later in the year when my son and his wife are off to Florida for a holiday.They are away to New York with friends at the end of this month for a week, so I'm sure they will appreciate it if I put some  dollars in the envelopes for each of them. 

It's a lovely morning so am now going out to work in the garden.

Papers from Papermania Digital Designer CD
Text computer generated font Started by a Mouse, yes a Disney font
Images from Disney Clipart, for personal use only, there are loads of pages from Disney including colouring pages.


Wednesday, 4 May 2016

Scent of Cloves

Today's card is from a Power Poppy stamp and is one of several that comes in the set, including some sentiments,. My son and his wife are off to New York at the end of May so I hope to order some of the other stamp sets and have them delivered to him whilst he's there. There are several sets that I like that are not available as digis.

Thank you for all the lovely comments on my previous Power Poppy cards the site is well worth a look especially for floral images/stamps.

 Stamp from Power Poppy coloured with Promarkers


Sunday, 1 May 2016


Doesn't that look like bliss I love a long soak in the bath after working in the garden eases away any potential aches and pains( at least that's my excuse).
Many thanks for all the lovely comments I love to read them.
Weather here still very mixed but not as cold as it was so I spent the morning in the garden.

Image from Joanna Sheen House Mouse Triple Cd Rom, I added colour to this one.
Papers from Nitwit Collections
Sizzix Die for the bubbles
Sentiment from TLC

Challenges that is after being in the garden