Sunday, 11 December 2016

A rose by anyother name....

Happy Sunday folks

My voice is returning slowly so I'll be back to work tomorrow testing its limits. I will be taking it easy tho, there is no way I want to spend Christmas in silence. 
I haven't spent much time in my craftroom this week (too busy feeling sorry for myself) so today's card is another one made using the Colorista card kit - 
I have used - 
  • Colorista card kit - Say it with flowers. This kit has glittered areas which colour and blend so beautifully. Hopefully you can see this on the photo.
  • Colorista pens - pear green, forest green, lipstick, burgundy and blue pearl
  • tumbled glass distress ink - to ink the outer edge of the card
Right off to tackle the ironing now - if I ever win the lottery I am employing a person to do this job!!
Thank you for stopping by.

Crafty hugs

Saturday, 10 December 2016

Clean and simple Christmas

Good morning folks

I can squeak!!!!! Hooray!!! But very quietly..... I am still resting it but there is definitely something there.
It is my turn to make the midweek motivation for the current challenge - CAS Christmas at Fantasy Stampers. Here is my card - 

I have used Woodware's Mr Frosty stamp which I stamped onto Sheena's stamping card and then coloured with Spectrum Noir 
pens - 
  • hat - MB2, MB3 and MB4
  • snowman and snow - IG1, IG2 and crystal clear Sparkle pen
  • scarf - VB1, VB2 and VB3
  • buttons - GY2 and GY4
  • carrot nose - BO2 and BO4
I have also used - 
  • white/hint of silver centura pearl
  • platinium centura pearl
  • teal core'dinations
  • Tonic Bowscale die set
Why not join our challenge this fortnight: stop by the website here.

Thank you for stopping by. Have a good weekend.

Crafty hugs

Friday, 9 December 2016


Hello folks

Still no sign of my voice returning. It really is quite frustrating, I can't even talk to the cat!! Still not doing much crafting either so I am blogging instead; a bit of a one sided conversation I'll admit but a way of expressing myself.

Today's card is another one of the Colorista card making kits called Eastern Promise which I coloured with Colorista pencils.
I have used - 
  • Colorista card making kit - Eastern Promise
  • Colorista pencils set 1 and set 4
Another quick post, I am going to attempt to make my sister's birthday card today. Not holding out much hope (Mr Mojo has disappeared as well as my voice) but I'll have a play with some new stamps I recently purchased (being ill and internet access is an expensive combination!!)
Enjoy your day. Thank you for stopping by

Crafty hugs

Thursday, 8 December 2016

Work hard

Hello folks

Well it is still all quiet here - no voice yet. Still trying not too talk, hopefully it will return soon. I am not really in a crafting mood so I thought I would post another of my recent DT makes - 
I have used - 

  • Colorista card kit - Floral Inspirations
  • Colorista pens - forest green, rose red, cerulean, denim, sandstone, cream and rose blush
Short and sweet today. Enjoy your day.

Crafty hugs

Wednesday, 7 December 2016

Peachy 18th birthday

Good morning folks

Well I was definitely tempting fate with my optimism on Monday. My voice has been dodgy for a few weeks now but on Monday it packed its bags completely so I am under strict instructions to rest my voice ie. no talking. Have you any idea how hard it is not to speak? I have tried using my very limited Makaton but have now reverted to pen and paper in order to communicate. I have taken refugeon the sofa with a box set of The Musketeers for company. Not feeling sorry for myself at all!! My family are celebrating the peace!!

Today's card is one I made recently to celebrate a family member's birthday - 
It is actually shades of peach not as orange as the photos show.
I have used - 
  • Tonic's Jamine Sunset layering die set
  • Tonic's Chevron Number 1 die
  • Tonic's Striped Number 8 die
  • Tonic's Royal Fern die set
  • Die-namics plentiful petals die set
  • Ivory centura pearl (for the card base)
  • peach core'dinations
  • Die'sire Happy Birthday die
  • pearl from my stash

So that's all from me today. I am off to watch more Musketeers in silence!!

Thank you for stopping by.

Crafty hugs


Monday, 5 December 2016

Easter Promises

Happy Monday everyone

Well another week begins and it is going to be a busy one for me. We have the school fair on Friday and our stall is looking a little bare so myself and a colleague will be busy with the children getting our penguins and snowmen biscuits ready for Friday.
Today's card is another made using the new Colorista card kits -
I have used - 

  • Colorista Eastern Promise card kit
  • Set 2 and 3 of the Colorista pencils

Off to work then. Thank you for stopping by today.

Crafty hugs

Sunday, 4 December 2016

Butterfly garden

Good morning folks

Firstly apologies for my lack of posts recently - I am not feeling 100% and I have been snowed under with work projects (it is that time of year again) and DT work.
Here is another of my recent Spectrum Noir TV design team makes - 
This is a card made with one of the new Colorista card making kits. These are pre-printed card blanks, this one is foiled (some are glittered) which include envelopes and inserts to complete your card. This one is from the butterfly garden set and I have coloured it with set 1, set 2 and set 6 of the Colorista pencils.

Right back to the craft desk - final sample to finish. Thank you for stopping by today

Crafty hugs