Friday, 30 December 2011


A while back over on Charisma Cardz Challenge the theme was Snowflakes. This is the card I entered and I won on their facebook page. My prize was some lovely digi stamps. Thank you girls for picking my tatty ted!

I made this by randomly stamping the snowflakes with ice blue fluid chalk all over the white card. I had made up the teddy before from a kit but never used it. He is mounted onto card I ran through the bug in my snowflake folder which I ran over with some blue chalk and they are both mounted onto some blue linen card. I added sone spotty ribbon along the bottom and threaded some navy ribbon (which was a bit I took from a top I bought. You know the bits at the shoulders that always get in the way?!!) through my winter wishes sentiment.

Wednesday, 7 December 2011

My Photograph

I took this photo last year on Christmas day.
Haven't changed the colour at all it really was that blue!!
Printed it out on canvas paper the other day. (when my printer was playing nicely!!)Just added a bit of glamour dust and there it is!!

Made this one for my neighbour, she lives on the other side of the bridge!!

Thursday, 1 December 2011

Whoo hooo, well chuffed!!!

Look what I won!!
I'm surprised (but well chuffed!) as there are a lot of ladies out there with much better blogs than mine!
But I am happy happy happy!!      I'll be back later on with a card!!

Friday, 25 November 2011

More news!!!

Ok the second new blog I'm DT on is all about ATCs....... it's here ATCs With Attitude

Our first week is being sponsored by MELJENS she has SO many fabby images on her site, which you could be in with a chance of winning if you join in!!

Here is my one
                                                          How cute?!!   Tutu cute :) 
I've paper pieced her tutu with some pink floral paper from my stash. Coloured her with promarkers. Added a wee yellow gem to the middle of her flower. Around the edges I've put some faux stitching and chalked around it too, I think she's adorable.

So come on over and join us at ATCs With Attitude

Exciting News!!!

Well, it's been all go!!  I'm now on the DT for not 1 but 2 fab new blogs, yippeeeee!!
The first one is all to do with fat pages, a 4x4 page decorated in any way you like then,
 you can make into a book
You can have a wee look here Fat Pages With Attitude

For our first week we have been sponsored by KENNY K so not only have we been able to use his fab images in our fat pages, if you win, you get to choose some of the brilliant digis from his site, how good is that?!!

Here is mine. Coredinations through my snowflake folder, in the cuttlebug and sanded back, I love this stuff! :)  The KENNY K image I chose was MRS CLAUSE coloured her with my promarkers and highlighted the furry bits with glamour dust
I added some gems, punched snowflakes and a label  made with my NELIE SNELLEN die which I've threaded through some spotty ribbon.

Come on over and join in the fun!!   Fat Pages Blog :)

See you there!  x x x

Sunday, 20 November 2011

A Wee Christmas Card

Leahs challenge over on Craftymess was a card with more than 3 layers so here is mine!

So I started with a 6x6 scalloped card, added some papremania green card with the corners rounded off.
The lovely spotty ribbon was a bargain £1 from Wilkos.
The oval is cut with a Nellie Snellen die.
Forever Friends bear is one topper out of the christmas pack which has LOADS in it, a really good buy!
I've added a wee bit of glamour dust to his hat too for a bit of sparkle!

                                             Hope you like him, thanks for stopping by x x

Thursday, 17 November 2011

Fab Candy At The Craft Barn

Well a huge congratulations to The Craft Barn for getting 600 followers on their blog (more now!!)
To celebrate they are giving away some FANTASTIC candy.....look!!!

Can you believe all the goodies??? There's loads and loads! Hop on over and have a look around. It's a great place. And who knows? It might be you!! Or me!  

Alison x x

Wednesday, 16 November 2011

Get Well!

My friend Gordon has been in hospital after having a heart attack :( poor wee thing. I made this for him.

I've used a 6x6 card, blue dotty sticky paper from DCWV a Bugaboo stamp which I coloured with my pro markers and a cuddly buddly big hugs stamp. I added a bit of glossy accents here and there too!

Hope this will cheer him up a bit!

Thanks for popping in!

 x x x

Wednesday, 9 November 2011

Mint Choc Chip!

Hiya, just a quick post tonight. I  made this card for the Craftymess challenge.

I love these colours together! I used a 6x6 card the paper is Kim &Co. Ribbon from Mei flower and card candi from Crafwork Cards. The stamps are from Marion Emberson called Butterfly Kisses (I bought them at the Sincerely Yours Show in the spring, first time using them!!) They are inked with Versfine vintage sepia onto a die cut from Nelie Snellen my Mum bought me at the SECC it's lovely. Ohh and the wee antena on the butterfly is a flower stamen I've had for ever!!

Thanks for stopping by to have a wee look x x

Thursday, 3 November 2011

Purple Again!!

Yes I know, another purple card!!
I made this for Abbies challenge over on Craftymess and I'm going to enter it over on Crafty Bloggers Network for their first challenge which is "Keep it simple"

I used a 6x6 card, DCWV glitter stack and purple coredinations and rounded the corners.
My image is coloured with promarkers and cut with a Nelly Snellen die.
I added some flowers, ribbon, a Cuddly Buddly sentiment and some glossy accents.

Hope you like it!!
Thanks for looking x x

Friday, 7 October 2011

No time like the present!!!!

Ok, here we go,  today has been a whacky day what with making things, visitors, challenges, baking (raspberry jam and chocolate brownies) and now this!!!! Looking at all you very tallented ladies out there I'm feeling a bit ashamed of my sad wee blog, it's been very neglected of late!!!
I made this for Crafting Daisys challenge over on Craftymess, the challenge was anything square with a digi image on it so this was my entry, a card and..... it won!!!! I was well chuffed too!!!

Hope you like it x x See you soon.....promise!!

Monday, 29 August 2011

Owl ATC for Blog Challenge

Over on the  ATC challenge blog this weeks theme is owls so i thought I'd enter these wee fellas

Coloured with my Pro markers and a wee bit glossy accents on the eyes.
Hope they like it!

Monday, 8 August 2011


I made this for Fionas challenge over on Craftymess with a fab wee tutorial from Nikki that can be found here

Thanks for looking!

Thursday, 21 July 2011

Forever Friends

Thought I'd try something a wee bit different, an easel card, ok it's maybe not that different but for me it is!! Never made one of these before so, here it is!
I've used a scalloped 6x6 card that I inked round the edges in green, the papers were free with a magazine I've also inked the edges and rounded the corners of these. The ff bear has been decoupaged with pinflair. It was part of a kit my Mum bought for me, there's loads in it, it seems never ending!! I've cut out 2 flourishes and stamped the sentiment and finished it off with some dew drops.
Never used dew drops either! So there you go, 2 firsts!!!

Hope you like it!   x x

Thursday, 26 May 2011

A wee nestie card

Hello! Yes I know, two posts in the one week...unheard of!!

This is my entry for the Candy Bar challenge over on  Craftymess  the challenge this month is layers.

I put my white card through my Cuttlebug with my largest scalloped circle nestie making sure not to cut right round, leaving a "hinge"  (layer one) then took the next size nestie down and run some pink paper through (layer two) Having stamped my favourite Penny Black stamp on white card and colouring it with my Koh-i-noor pencils, I run it through with a petite circle nestie (layer three) I stamped the hedgie another few times decoupaged the bees wings and the flower and added glossy accents( layers four, five and six?!)  Before finishing off with some punched leaves and a flower I bought at the last craft fair I was at.

Hope you like it!

Thursday, 19 May 2011

Long time no see!!

Yes I know, I'm rubbish at keeping up to date with this...SORRY!!!
Been working a lot lately so not had much free time for crafting. I went to a craft fair a few weeks ago, met up with some fellow crafters which was nice ohh and of course bought some goodies!! Well, be rude not too!

This is the card I'd like to share with you today it's one I made for a special friend's birthday, she has a passion for all things blue! Hmmmm I wonder who that is ;)....... Lynne

On a 6x6 card I layered some textured card that I'd punched with my MS scallop punch,
I coloured the stamp with my promarkers and mounted it on dark blue card then added 3D foam to make it stand out. Finally I added some flowers I had in my stash, think I got them in Lakeland so that'll tell you how long I've had them!! The bigger flowers are Papermania. a few punched leaves some card candy in the middle and voila!!
Promise it won't be as long till I post again!!
Till then
Happy crafting x x

Wednesday, 23 March 2011

New Toy......

Unfortunately not mine but my sister in law was kind enough to let me have a wee play on Monday night. It's a great machine, I love it but I have my Bug so can't justify the splurge!! It was good fun to try out though.

All the dies are hers but I now see I NEED some of the Nellie Snellen scalloped squares, they are lovely.
Oh and maybe the flourish too.....oh and the circles.......the list goes on!!!

Sunday, 6 March 2011

Some cards made at Junes hoosey!

Bit later than promised but here are some of the cards I made

Firstly I need to say sorry for the bad picture of my sister in the background!! The card was a white 6x6 covered with green Coredinations. I ran some pink Coredinations throught the bug in the script embossing folder then sanded it a little. The decoupage is part of Paperania Summer Bloom? set that I've had for ages just sitting there! I've added glossy accents to highlight the flowers a bit and some card candy just to finish off.

This one would have been good for Valentines day if it was made a bit earlier!! 6x6 white card with Hero Arts heart stamped onto red Coredinations with black memento.
I've set an eyelet at the bottom of the heart on a jump ring put a wee heart charm which I think came from the Works. I've mounted the heart with 3D foam then just doodled the black around the edges of the card!

Wednesday, 2 March 2011

Craft Day

A few weeks ago I was lucky enough to have a lovely day crafting with two good friends. We had a great day followed by a nice chinese in Glasgow. I made some ATCs and a couple of cards which I will upload later. We had Junes bengal cat Indy "helping"!! He played fetch with Lynnes really sticky tape and was a bit taken with the Cuttlebug!! So funny :)

Bargain in Aldi!

I've been on holiday this last two weeks and when I was up at my Mum and Dads we went shopping a day ( well, lots of days really!!) I picked up this fantastic book in Aldi (Oban branch) It was only £2.99!!!!
There's loads of great ideas in it. Mum picked up the knitting one and has already made something from it!!

Sunday, 30 January 2011

ATCs for stamping swap

Cazro hosts many swaps over on DoCrafts This one is stamping techniques, three different ones each month.

January was A- Acetate, B-background and C- chalks So here are my efforts.

Sunday, 2 January 2011


Thought it was about time I tried out my new Tim Holtz stamps. Bought them on E Bay a while back and haven't really had a chance to do anything with them yet. So here is a wee ATC I made this afternoon.
The background paper is from Do Crafts,I inked the edges with Dusty Concord and added bits of a Zva pearl flurish.