Sunday, 17 May 2009

Off to visit family

Hi, I am off tomorrow to visit family around the country and it's possible I will not have internet access, boo hoo! In case you leave me a message I will not be able to get back to you for a couple of weeks.

Thursday, 14 May 2009

And the winner is ???????????

First I would like to thank all those who have posted on my blog in the last few days, I really appreciate your comments. Tonight I have had friends round to dinner and it was decided that I should put all the names in a hat and get one of them to pick one out.

And the winner is ---------

Congratulations Debe, I hope you will like the goodies. Please contact me with your address and I will get them in the post to you.

Card for this week's challenge on Cricut MB

This week we were to create a card using a butterfly image downloaded from I am quite pleased with the way this card turned out. In the centre is a doily that I purchased from where they sell little doilies in different shapes and sizes. The stamp in the top left corner was one that was sent to my by my dear friend Elaine and although I know it has nothing to do with butterflies I used it just because, lol. I used stickles and gems to embellish the card.

Tuesday, 12 May 2009

Cards For Swops on the Cricut MB

Just getting my blog up to date and found some of the cards that I have not posted before. Here is a selection of cards that I have made for various swops on the Cricut MB.

Monday, 11 May 2009

RAK for reaching 2000 posts on MB

Cannot believe I have made 2000 posts on the Cricut Messageboard, although those who know me know I love to chat, so I decided to do a RAK in honour of the occasion. I will leave this open until Thursday 14th May 12 midnight UK time so be quick and leave a comment below. The goodies include 35 - 12 x 12 K & Company papers, tearing rulers, tags, stickers and a set of stamps from the Glitter Girls Keepsake Card Craft. Good Luck everyone.

Saturday, 9 May 2009

Easter card

OK, I know Easter is long gone but I have just found this picture of the card I sent to Gina aka GRIDDO on the Cricut MB. The two bookmarks were for her children and have their initials on them. This is one if the first Tilda's I did.

My first Guest Designer layout

I am really nervous about this! Once a month I go to a local scrapping club and for this month I am the designer of the layout. In the kit was a large brown patterned scallopped circle which I was not keen on so I decided to cover up the centre by cutting a circle out of another sheet from the kit and placing it over the top. For the border strip I cut small lengths of brown ribbon and attached them alternately through the border holes and then wove in the blue ribbon. The tag idea came from a past issue of Papercrafts Inspiration. All the shapes were cut with the Cricut E. The photo is of my Grandchildren. Wish me luck tomorrow!

Friday, 8 May 2009

Great blog candy

Click the title to go to marceas great blog with some wonderful blog candy, hurry it ends soon.

Black and White card for UKCrafters Challenge

This weeks challenge was to make a card using only Black and White. I started off by embossing the card using the Swiss Dots folder in the Cuttlebug, then I used a scallop circles cut file from Carla's blog, ( to make the flower, the white sections I dotted by hand. My new nesties had not arrived when I made this card so I used the cut file and it worked out well.
The scallop borders are from a cut file by HimmyKitty. Thanks to both of you for sharing your files.

Monday, 4 May 2009

My card for the Card Swop I hosted

The rule for my card swop was that each card had to have a decorative edge somewhere on the card. I used Design Studio to make my card using Plantin Schoolbook and machine stitching the zigzag around the blue mat. I dyed some clear 'skittles' with alcolhol inks to match the card mat. If you would like the cut file please leave a comment below.
Here is a link to the MB where I have posted all the cards in the swop. There are cards frm the US and the UK. I really enjoyed hosting this swop and will certainly be doing another one.