Thursday, 22 November 2012


Hi everyone and welcome to my monthly post!!! Well, yeh it's feeling that way just now, think my get up n go got up n went!! :(

I've not really made anything in ages, poor show I know but just can not seem to get into anything just now. Hopefully it'll come back soon!

Just a couple of cards I made a wee while ago,
This one I made for my good friend Abbie who was having a really crappy time of it a while back.

And this one was for my parents 47th wedding anniversary
As soon as my mojo comes home, I'll be back!!!

Lots of love x x x

Thursday, 27 September 2012

Great Weekend Away

Hi guys, I know I've been a bad, bad, blogger, not been here for an age!

Just before I start, I want to say a HUGE thank you to everyone for a brilliant weekend.

I was away at the weekend for the Geordieland meet, a great wee get together that started of with a bunch of us from the ATC forum on Docrafts meeting in Cazro's village hall. For the last 5 years we've enjoyed each others company, made things, learnt new techniques from some talented crafters, made things to swap with each other, chatted and generally had a great time!

Through this I've met so many new friends,in "real life" who untill 5 years ago were just cyber friends!
There's 3 of us that go from up here in Scotland, we make a weekend of it staying over Friday and Saturday night in a hotel, normally we head to the Harrogate Show on the Sunday only this year the show's not till October. But not to worry, we ended up going to Rainton Meadows after Caz found us a Ross Papercrafting Show :)
Friday night a few of us went out for dinner, Caz, her lovely husband Keith, Pat, Jan June, Lynne and myself. It was tasty as ever!!
Saturday we all met at the hall there was 13 more of us (I think!!!)
Jan and Pat gave us workshops on journaling and book binding, which I thoroughly enjoyed.
I wanted to share with you what I made.

These were the right way around but don't know whats happened or how to fix it!!

Isn't it amazing what you can do with a hair band and a coffee stirrer!!!

We all picked a quote/word to base our page around, mine was EXPLORE so here's what I came up with, it's not finished yet but ....
Next we made a flag book which looked really complicated but once Pat had talked us through it it was fine, a really neat look and I'll be making more of these for sure.
cool eh?!!
I just love this technique, it's fab and costs next to nothing!

Caz showed us how to make cool wee boxes from a sheet of 12x12, they can be made with 8x8, 6x6 or 4x4 too
no scissors needed, just folding, how cool!!!

Lynne showed us how to turn plumbers metal tape into some fab tags, with alcohol inks and bits of chipboard, washers and the likes!!

Finally I wanted to show you the goodies I was able to buy on Sunday as my lovely (but silly!!) man gave me his card, just incase I needed it!!!
I've wanted, sorry needed those paper pack and snoflake border for SO long!!! Finally, they're mine!!
All the Crafty Individual stamps were 1/2 price, bargain eh?!     Thanks Fred! <3

Friday, 24 August 2012

New DT Work

Hi guys! Hope you've all had a good week? Mine could have been better but hey, could have been worse too!!

We're on challenge 21 over on ATCs & Cards With Attitude it's anything goes so hop on over and join in the fun!!

Here's what I made this time.
Coloured with my promarkers and a wee doodle border. I've used embossing powder but not embossed it to look like sand under the wheels!! Oh and don't forget the glossy accents on the lights!

Over on Fat Pages & Cards With Attitude the theme is anything goes/music

Again, coloured with my promarkers, the Autumn ones this time,  white souffle pen for the stitching and yes, you guessed it, glossy accents!! Where would I be without them!! :)

There's lots of prizes up for grabs and remember we do a top 3 as well!!
Love to see you and your creations over there!!

Thanks for stopping by.
Till next time
Take care y'all!!!   x x

Friday, 10 August 2012

A little bit of this and that!

Hello!!! Before I start I'd like to welcome my new followers (((waves))) I know I don't post on a regular basis but I'd like to thank you wholeheartedly for following me :)

Firstly I'd like to show you my DT work

Over on ATCs & Cards With Attitude
 challenge 20  is LOVELY LACE / ANYTHING GOES

This image reminded me of the wee back streets of Paris, lovely <3
Coloured with my Koh-i-noor pencils

Fat Pages & Cards With Attitude

I've dusted a bit of glamour dust on parts of the flourish and inked the torn edges with my new limited edition Tim Holtz inks as i did with the sentiment too once I'd scrunched it all up!!


Now, I've had a few birthdays this last wee while, most of them got their cards on time!!
There's been Fred, his brother and sister (who are twins) and celebrated their 50th , all on the 12th!!  But... I forgot to take photos of the twins cards!! Duh. Fred's son Scott who's in the Isle of Man his wife and our friend Graham in Kent ohh and  my sister to name a few, there's a few coming up too but can't show you them yet!!!

Thats it for now folks!!!!!

Thanks for popping by
Crafty hugs
x x

Wednesday, 1 August 2012

At Last!

Hi there, I can now post the card I made for my very tallented friend Abbie it was her birthday a wee while ago and what with one thing and another I've only just got around to sending her card! Bad I know :( Wrist well and truely slapped! She's got it now so I can share it with you.

I bought these stamps from the craft cupboard a while ago and this was the first time I'd used. With WOW embossing powders and some Tim Holtz distress inks on a 6x6 scalloped card and a few gems.

Don't forget there's still time to enter our blogs, the challenge on both is anything goes!

                                                       Fat Pages & Cards With Attitude

Go on, give it a go!!!! There's some great prizes and we've got a top 3 too!

Thanks for dropping by x x

Friday, 27 July 2012

Look what came in the post!

Hello everyone from a very sunny east coast of Scotland!
A few weeks ago I took part in the Crafting Cafe  blog hop, organised by the lovely Nikki Smith. It's the first one I've ever taken part in and I really enjoyed it. It was lovely to see all the different takes on the theme which was friendship.
Nicola Saul got in touch to say I'd won her candy and I was chuffed to bits!
This is what arrived today, so much and I've already used some of the ribbon and buttons!!
Thank you so much NJ x x x

Along with this beautiful card which is adorable.

Thank you, it really is a lovely world the crafting world!!

Tuesday, 17 July 2012

Catching up!!!

I've been awol for a while!!
So here are a few things I've done, not much I know, but I hope to rectify this soon!!!
This I made these as DT for our Fat Pages With Attitude Blog
Really like this image from Meljens and it was my nephews birthday so that's why I chose this image!

I've used my promarkers to colour this wee humming bird and kept it "off the page" with Pinflair and added a bit of glamour dust to his wings.


Next is my DT work for our ATCs With Attitude Blog
I used water colour on these sweet peas and am pleased with the result.
and a wee bit of glossy accents on the closed buds.

Thanks for taking the time to stop by, I WILL see you again soon x x x

Monday, 2 July 2012

Crafting Cafe Blog Hop!!!

Just had a lovely time hopping through the Crafting Care Blog hop!!! Such tallented ladies
showing off all thier talents. Pop over and have a wee look, you can start at Nikkis blog here
Come on over and have a look!!!

Sunday, 20 May 2012

Time For Tea?

Hello again!
 I just love this wee stamp its from LOTV.

Having coloured her with Promarkers I cut around her and mounted her on a Cheery Lynn Doilie die which I've inked up round the edges. I also inked around the backing paper which is from Papermania isn't it cute?!
The braid ribbony thing!!! Technical name that!! Well it's from Doodlebug Designs!
The sentiment is from Cuddly Buddly cut with my Nesties. Tah dah!!!

Thanks for stopping by x x

Saturday, 19 May 2012

Looky Here!!!!!

Whoo hoo, we have a new logo thanks to the very tallented Lindsay! Isn't it lovely!!!
So, why not come on over and join us??

ATCs With Attitude and remember our sister blog Fat Pages With Attitude

don't forget we take cards too, so what have you got to loose?!!!

See you all over there x x x
Hello everyone.

Well, the sun is back, lets hope it sticks around this time, I'm sick of all this rain!!!

You've still got time to enter this fortnights challenge ovet at ATCs With Attitude the theme is butterflies and blooms.

We were given images from Krista Smith at Saturated Canary she's moving her shop just now but you can see her blog there---> I chose to work with "Usherette" she reminds me of Magenta from the Rocky Horror Picture Show!!!
On a square 6x6 card I put a square of red linen card and then a triangle of the blue which is Portobello Rd from Do Crafts which I've used for the leaves too.
Both the leaves and the flowers are made using my Mariane dies which I've hot glued into place.
Wee black dew drops in the corners and a Kaiserkraft sentiment cut with my scalloped nesties

I'm really not very good at colouring hair so it's not the best!!!
I've used my Promarkers to colour her and finished off with some glossy accents on her eyes and a wee bit of Glamour Dust on her frills!!
The oval die is also Marianes and I've chalked around the edges.

Thanks for taking the time to stop by x x x

Thursday, 3 May 2012

New Goodies

Hi, just wanted to share with you my new stash!!

I went all out and bought the Boffle DVD (no photo)

Tim Holtz Spirng inks I ordered these from Art From The Heart, and when they arrived they were packaged so beautifully as you can see! 
Cute huh?!
Even better inside!
Really looking forward to using these, but not tonight!!

Last but not least, my summer promarkers, I just wanted to test them out so, used them to colour this cute wee stamp that I bought in the "cupboard"!!

I'll make a card with her soon!!

Thanks for stoping by x x x

Sunday, 29 April 2012

Bits n bobs!

Hi everyone, hope you've all had a lovely weekend, I've had better but hey!

Thought I'd share a few things with you today.

ATCs & Cards With Attitude
This fortnight our challenge is anything goes/one layer.
We've got some great sponsors with fab prizes.
Why not pop over and join in?

This image is from MELJENS and is called Sail Away Sailor.
He's cute, a bit sad though he's waving aay loved ones :(
I've used promarkers to colour the image and doodled a border to match the one on the image.
Using two different papers from my stash I've layered them on a 6x6 scalloped card.
Finished off with some glossy accents, bakers twine and some yellow discs.

We have a DT call on both our blogs, so if you fancy joining us
hop on over and see whats involved

or here


This was a card I made for my friend Abbie


And this, an altered CD made for Leahs challenge over on Crafting With Attitude.

Then, my wee pal  Lynne who is about as obsessed with blue as I am with purple decided she wanted one doing in

and finally for tonight, last weekend we went to the Sincerely Yours show in Edinburgh. Dawn kindly gave me tickets and these were the goodies I came home with....
lots of nice wee bits n bobs!

Thanks for stopping by x x x

Saturday, 14 April 2012

Come and have a look

Hello everyone, I just wanted to share with you my DT work for this fortnights challenges.

Firstly over at Fat Pages & Cards with Attitude the theme is Anything goes/Faces
Our sponsors are MELJENS so come on over and join in the fun.
A fat page measures 4"x4" or you can enter a card!!

I've paper pieced her bathers and coloured her with promarkers, think she's hillarious!!! The wording I've made using my Dymo.

Then we move onto ATCs & Cards With Attitude
Same theme!
Our sponsors this time are Limited Runs and I chose to work with Digger & Slimey.
I've kept it simple and just coloured them with promarkers and added some glossy accents and a wee doodle border.

Thanks for stoping by, hope to see you all over on the blogs!!!

Hugs Alison x x

Saturday, 24 March 2012

Where in the world?!!

The guys over at Sizzix would like to know Where In The World Is Your Vagabond .....well....
Mine is here with me in sunny Scotland, it's spring time and the earth is coming to life again!

Was going to take it with me up to the castle (Edinburgh) on Tuesday but was told no!!!! :)
So, hope this is ok instead!

Thanks for the chance of winning x x

Thursday, 22 March 2012


Hiya, me again, just thought I'd show you what I got up to the other day, not very exciting I know but at least now I don't have to go raking through them all to find what I'm wanting!
See you soon!  x x