Hi, welcome to my little crafty place on the web! I,ve been crafting one way or another all my life, and card making for the last 8 years and am now totally hooked! I live with my husband of 32 years, Robert and two children, Claire, 24 and Andy, 21. I am a primary school teacher and currently teach 6 year olds.

Tuesday, 31 August 2010

Wedding Cards

Two wedding cards today- one for the happy couple and one for the parents of the bride. The littl;e bride and groom are from Lili of the Valley and the wedding cake is done with embossing paste and then sprinkled with glamour dust.


Thought it was time Bella came out for a play! Another clean and simple one as a twin for yesterday's! I have decoupaged the bags.

Sunday, 29 August 2010

Light the Night

Love this Penny Black stamp. Decided to keep this one clean and simple keeping to one colour theme.

70th Wedding Anniversary!

Two wedding Anniversary cards today - a Golden Wedding and a 70th, Platinum! What a special anniversary. I used Fred and Ginger from Joanna's Hollywood CD as they were big at the time.

Friday, 27 August 2010

Wee Christmas Birdies

Well, here are the wee birdies again - this time for Christmas! The paper I have used is My Mind's Eye Wonderful Winter glittered papers which I love using. It's such a good quality and I love the contemporary feel to them, and of course many of them are not just for Christmas! The ones with text are The Night Before Christmas.

Wednesday, 25 August 2010

Farewell to a Golfer

This was a commission I had from a dear friend who has just lost her uncle. He and her Dad were great golfing buddies and she wanted cards for her cousins to depict the two of them playing golf in heaven - the family are all sure that's what the two of them will be doing up there to their hearts' content!

Sunday, 22 August 2010

...and a partridge in a pear tree

Had to use this wee bird for a Christmas card, just love it. I know it's not a partridge, but....hey ho! Been asked to do a stall at a lady's Christmas night at a golf club in November, so it's full steam ahead with Christmas cards now!

THAT Stamp!

A Christmas Carol by Papermania - I have wanted that stamp for such a long time and eventually tracked one down in April without having to pay a silly price for it. Anyway, I was bitterly disappointed when it arrived as it had not been mounted straight on its wooden block and there seemed to be a dip in the middle and I couldn't get a good impression from it. Well, I took the bull by the horns yesterday and put it in the microwave to get the rubber off then remounted it straight and used a stamping mat underneath, and hey presto, we have a card! I used a Brilliance inkpad which gives a lovely sheen to the image. I have kept the card very simple to let the stamp do the talking. What do you think?

Saturday, 21 August 2010

The A Team

Another easel card - this time for an A team fanatic.
I love it when a plan comes together!

Friday, 20 August 2010

Motherwell Card

Made this for a Motherwell supporter from the Paper Nation decoupage sheets. You just colour the hat and scarf to suit the team!

Tuesday, 17 August 2010

A Cool Ride

Most of you know by now that I'm addicted to the Whimsy Wings of Hope stamp - well here is their Christmas horse, "Cool Ride" so I've made a wee stack of these over the week end anticipating a few sales! Once again, I am so in love with him, what do you think? The photos do not do justice to the sparkles I have used.

Sunday, 15 August 2010


This was a commission for a 40th birthday, have also just been asked for a 30th on the same theme! Must be the season!!!
First day at school for the children today, looking forward to meeting my new P2 class.


I love doing this decoupage, it's very simple but effective and lends itself to lots of different occasions.

Spent yesterday in the garden clearing up etc, hoping to sit in it and enjoy the sunshine today!

Thursday, 12 August 2010

Bags of Cards

Well, here it is, the last batch for a while - back to school today, lol!

I've used the Quickutz bag die for these little clean and simple cards, once again a bag for every occasion - we have Bags of Luck, Bags of Birthday Wishes, Bags of Get Well Wishes, Bags of Thanks, Special Delivery, Bags of Joy for a boy and a girl.

Monday, 9 August 2010

A Summer Garden

I made this for my sil's Mumwho loves her garden and couldn't resist another easel card!

Off to the Edinburgh Festival today with Claire. We never pre-book anything, just turn up and see what we fancy and quite often dash from venue to venue and drink in all the atmosphere.

Sunday, 8 August 2010

A Little Bird Told Me...

I've had this tree embossing folder for a while and haven't done much with it, will be using it much more now with my wee bird punch!

Today we have A little bird told me... it's your birthday, you've not been well, it's your anniversary, you're engaged, you have a baby boy, you have a granddaughter, you've moved!

Saturday, 7 August 2010

A Basketful of Tildas!

I'm on a roll now with batches of cards which do for lots of different occasions. Thought it was time Tilda came out to play!
Here we've got a basketful of Birthday Wishes, Get Well Wishes, Luck, Thanks and Congratulations!

Friday, 6 August 2010

Cupcakes, Anyone?

A clean and simple look today. I have used the sizzix cupcake die on Cuttlebug embossed backgrounds for Birthday, Thank You and Congratulations and the Swiss Dots.

Thursday, 5 August 2010

Loads of Cards!

Today's batch uses Stampin Up's little truck we have - Loads of Love (anniversary), Loads of Luck, Loads of Thanks, Driving by with a Birthday "Hi!" for male and female, Thought you could use a little pick-up (Get Well) and You've moved!

Tuesday, 3 August 2010

Birdie Template

Lots of you have been asking for a template for these cute wee birdies, feel free to use this.

Tweet, Tweet!

How do you like my wee birdies? I started making these yesterday and couldn't stop! Going to make some for Christmas too.

Monday, 2 August 2010


Claire and I went to CUP in Byres Road in Glasgow for our afternoon tea, and yes, we were pigs and scoffed the lot, it was really delicious with very attentive service.