Just to let everyone know that we have a Cricut club once a month here in LINCOLN UK. Everyone is welcome but places need to be booked to ensure there is room for everyone, so just drop me a line to ensure you get a place.

March 2013

It's a great friendly group even if I say so myself.

Tuesday, 27 December 2011

Ally Birthday Card

Well today I started to feel a little brighter so thought I would take myself out to the cabin and have an hour or two me time. Kids just wanted a bit of time on computer/xbox. We've had some lovely family time playing board games over the last few days. Yeah Mum is still the champ at Blokus (well I was today anyway)!!!
Well don't know what January is like for you guys but I have loads of family and friends with Birthdays so thought I would make a start. I can't believe where the years have gone my little (well not so little ) boy will be ten. Oh dear that only means one thing I will get a year old as well !! Quickly moving on.
For Christmas he got a electric guitar and some headphones but to be fair it's great to hear him playing (well sometimes) even if the dog hates it. So of course the card had to be done on the guitar theme. I used my Funky Hands Happy Happy Birthday CD (which is on offer right now so pop over and have a look, grab yourself a bargain) for the papers. I added a super guitar digi image from Stitchy Bear which was the lovely prize I won on the a challenge over at Allsorts blog. I just sized it down and duplicated it to make a super backing paper. The letters have been covered in glossy accents for a 3D effect and little ruffled ribbon. The image is a Rock Star from sugar nellie range which I purchased some time ago from Cloudnine at Horncastle, I just love this stamp. Coloured up with my promakers.
I'm entering it in the challenge over on:-

Saturday, 10 December 2011


WOW Well after a busy day out with Ally (my little boy) at his school Christmas fair.
I have been a parent helper today and after feeling very rough this week so was pleased that I was able to make it. I'm sure all of us have had the moments in life when your heart melts, well that was me he was playing in the band and a great job they all did.
He started playing the guitar in July and wow he is doing so well
(I know I'm a little bias as he's mine but I love how far he had come).
What a perfect end to a fab day and a not so great week.
I was lucky enough to be selected in the allsorts challenge WK 132 and won a super prize, big thanks can't wait to indulge in my fab prize. Those of you who know me will understand I don't have much confidence in doing many challenges and always love feedback from anyone good or bad, so please pop in even if it's only a little line.
( I have to say a great BIG thanks to LOU as she is always they with comments of support)
Thanks Fi x

Tuesday, 6 December 2011

Not just for Christmas - Funky Hands Challenge

OK a back again today with a post for you, this time it's for the Funky Hands Challenge Not just for Christmas
1, A Christmas project using "Traditional colours" meaning red, green, gold, silver etc not the lilacs or blues etc which are around at the mo 2, A non Christmas card or project using Christmas papers please. As I WON the CD over on the FUNKY HANDS Blog Hop the other month.
Due to illness and another things I just haven't had chance to have a play, so I have loaded it up and take a little time to look though. WOW it's fab so many papers designs and they all go wonderfully together (phew that's the hard bit done).
Pop over and have a look Twelve Crafters Crafting CD
OK lets have a look at what I have made for you
I have use the same papers to created a Christmas and Birthday card (which I hope follows this months challenge rules)
The Digi stamps have been taken from the CD it's true there is some much on here just take a look, I can't speak highly enough of Anice and her super CD's. Better still I have loved it so much as I do all my Funky CD's, I have just bought the Happy Happy Birthday CD and yet to play.

Monday, 5 December 2011

Going round in Circle-Week132 Allsorts Challenge

Well I guess you have all wondered where I've been lately, or not as the case may be.
I have been super busy making things for a little craft fair
I did the other week with Lou.
We had a lovely night and sold a few things
but so nervous about doing it.
I unfortunately I have been struck down by a bug
so have been (still am) feeling very under the weather.
Right on with what I'm here for today.
Today's creations is for the Allsorts Challenge - Going round in circles
I have used some Christmas papers from my little stash I have.
Out came the Cricut to cut the circles to create a gap for my spinning snowflakes to travel around,(it's a little hard to show you but the spin around the circle).
I used my gel pens to draw the sentiment (snow is all around)
on some pearl white paper (sorry but that is difficult to see).
I have added glitter to the snowflakes
and a bit of distressing with peeled paint and worn lipstick.
Well thanks for popping in nice to see you.

Monday, 7 November 2011

Santa Card

Well today I just wanted to share with you my Santa Card.
Oh I just think he is so cute (sorry I like cute things) and Christmas is so exciting for the kids (big and small) so we need to have lots of cuties about.
I have used a pattern/template from The house of Zandra I have had since last year.
Thanks for dropping in it's always great to see you and love to hear your comments.
Hugs Fi x

Sunday, 6 November 2011

3rd Birthday

Hi back again today with my card I made for my niece Lilli, she is such a sweetie. When asked what she would like for her birthday she said a PINK pony, what more could a little girl want. So on went the think cap what could I do for her. Yeah my little pony they are so cute. I have added some glitter the sparkle her up (sorry I couldn't get a better picture of the glitter) edited to fix link sorry

Reindeer Card

Well I have a few things to share with you today, hope you enjoy. I have been very busy getting some cards done for the little ones in my life.
I've made a total of 19 of these.
I have made several of these reindeer's, i just think they are sooooo cute (hope you like them too)
I have put the head on wobble springs to make them a little more entertaining for the kids. What more can I say.
Thanks for popping in a hope you enjoy my card.
I'm entering this card in a couple of challenges
Challenge #44 - Cutesy Anything but square - Allsorts DT Wk 128

Thursday, 3 November 2011

My new nails

Oh I'm so excited and wanted to share my new nails with you.
Sorry I know I don't have the best hands, but the nails are really lovely
My wonderful hubby treated me to them. Well what he actually said was""go and get your nails done if you want then done". So that's just what happened and yes I know very different. It was a very talented Chinese guy who did them and it's all done by hand no transfers (the pics don't do them justice as they really sparkle).
Thanks for dropping in.
Fi x

Ally's Accident

Well sorry no card today been busy with sick children got my big boy at home in bed suffering from man flu. No bless him he did look ill and went very early to bed last night, so that mean he must be sick.
Here's a little pic of my little man Ally and his poorly thumb. All was well when I pick up from school on Tuesday evening until I got home then it all went wrong thumb trapped in the car door, lots of noise and tears but still attached.

This is Ally looking very sorry for himself

This is his thumb sorry it's not very clear but may be that's just as well

Another one but the big thumbs up pose. Well that's all for today may be back later with my new nails.


Fi xx

Thursday, 27 October 2011

New Home

Well back today with a quick card I made for my cousin and his fiance who have just moved into there new house. So all the best to Chris and Wendy and hope your very happy.
I have used my Stampin up Jumbo Roller for the houses, oh it's such a lovely image and stamped so well. Promakers to colour, and finished with some ribbon to match the card colours. Oh nearly forgot New Home stamped in Whisper White. I must say it took me as long to find a new home stamp as it did to make the card, why do you never have the little sentiments you want. That's it for now, I must get on with my Christmas bits as I have been asked to do a few bits for the local school who are having a little event. Fi xx

Wednesday, 26 October 2011

Stampin-up Flower

WOW Yes I can here you all, I know two posts in a week can I make it three, you'll have to wait and see. I've been up since 6.15am as mum has left to go see my brother (in Canada) today so going miss her loads (sob sob). There's no holding a girl back !!!! Well I have admired this flower stamp for some time. Yeah and what does a girl need to pick her up? Yeah you've guess some new crafting goodies and that's just what I did. So a great big thanks to Hev for enabling me to purchase this and in such a speedy time, not forgetting hand delivered (great to see you all). So go have a look and see what you think.
I had been asked for two birthday cards (different people) for the same age group, and I thought this flower would fit the bill just perfectly. I have used Crumb Cake and Whisper White inks (Stampin up). Crumb Cake card (Stampin up)and little cream and white from my stash (well little supply!!!). Yeah you guess my favourite swirl stamp around the edges. Thanks for popping in and hope to be back soon. Fi xx

Tuesday, 25 October 2011

Fairy Birthday Card

Hi, well I know it's been a long time since I posted and thanks to the people who have messaged me to find out where I am and if all is well.
Well without going into things I'm fine it's just lots of other things that have been going on, well at last the list is getting short and things are slowly getting sorted (big sigh).
That's it won't waffle any longer, so pick yourselves of the floor and have a look!!!!
Here's a Birthday card I made for my friend who was 40 this year, so I tried to make a special card for her.

Well what can I say I found the lovely decoupage fairy in one of my boxes (didn't even know i had her, she is so sweet).Nice piece of pearl orange card (not that you can see it), distress ink to stamp and blend around the edges along with a few of my stamps. Finished of with a bit of Martha Stewart punch and lace.

That's it for now back soon, this week even !!!

Fi xx

Friday, 22 July 2011

My Little helper

I just wanted to share these cute pics of my little helper Spencer. he just wanted to help his mum as he knows just how busy I have been. Lol
Back soon
Fi xx

Thursday, 7 July 2011

Penny Black- poppies - Sketch challenge

Yeah been busy again with another Sketch Challenge Kathy's Waffle Sketch File this month.
I have used some different papers for a change !!! These are from Papermania sorry can't remember the range, I've had them for a while now. You know what it's like, you see them, NEED them and don't want to use them. The stamp is a Penny Black, I just thought the Poppies matched the papers. Image coloured with promarker and a little stickles to add some sparkle.

Birthday Boy (bike) - LOTV

This is my card for the super sketch challenge over on Sketch N Stash.
I have used some of my papers from my paper stack from Crafts Too. I like this paper stack.
I have used one of my LOTV stamps and coloured with promarkers.

Tuesday, 28 June 2011

Sketch-Saturday - Week - 161

It's Sketch challenge time for me and I'm loving it, not sure if I always do the right thing. never mind if we don't try we never learn.
This is may card for the challenge over on Sketch Saturday Week 161 Challenge and the Sponsor this week is Craft Barn and i just the love them. Postage is always super quick and well packed. I have used papers from my Crafts-Too paper stack and ble card from my little !!! stash. The imgae is my super cute Penny Black fishing hedgehogs which I have been using for some mens cards. Ribbon for my side tabs and homemade brads to blend in with the colours.

Monday, 27 June 2011

Fetch A Sketch Challenge

Well two of the lovely girls over on the Funky Hands team have started a challenge blog of their own. So over on Fetch A Sketch the first challenge has been set, so I have taken the plunge and had a go.
I have used my Funky Hands CD - Dreams come True - Colour way- kidding around. Dusting around the edges with distressed inks (Bungled Sage, Worn Lipstick, Fired Brick). My little Penny Black Hedgehog has been coloured in with promarkers. Oh not forgetting my handmade brad's from a piece of left over paper to match in with the spots (I'm loving these, so simple and look great).

Funky Hands Challenge - Sketch

Over on Funky Hands challenge this month Anice has created a Sketch for everyone to follow.
As the weather was soooo hot yesterday, and I started the day with a bad head and by the afternoon i just wanted to go back to my bed. So today being a little cooler I made my way out to the cabin to play for a few hours after doing the house work while the kids were at school. I have made my challenge card. The papers used on this card are from Funky Hands CD - Dreams come True - colour way was Award winning.
I have used the digi images also available on the CD and finished of with a bit of purple ribbon, a dusting of distress inks (dusty concord) around the edges.

Sunday, 19 June 2011

What have I been up to !!!

Well sorry last week was very quiet on my blog but had lots of other tasks/jobs to do. I had a night out at one of our local Brownie groups, at which we made some super door hangers. I spent several days cutting out Sizzix people along with their hair and outfits. Gosh I didn't realise how much time it takes, out came the scraps box and trying to get the max out of things.
Next task was to create some things which the children at Ally's (my youngest) school could make for fathers day. They have a little tuck shop which each class takes turns running. These items were for them to sell on their little stall, I understand from a reliable source (Ally) that everything sold.
I cut out and prepared 20 DAD hangers. As we only had a 45 min slot in which to get things made. I did most of the back work just leaving the overlay letters and decoration for the children to add. The children also made an envelope to pop this super hanger in making it a little surprise. I cut and prepared 20 cards; ten of each. Again make most of it up just leaving the children to glue and decorate with their own ideas. I'm sorry but wasn't able to photograph all the finished items as ~I forgot my camera so the one pictured was the one Ally and I put together as samples.


I have use a Penny black stamp to create this card.
The papers are Crafts Too from a super little pack of colours I have just purchased.
The image has been cut out using a nestie, coloured with promarkers.
A little ribbon has been added down the sidealong
with a fish charm to go with the gone fishing theme.
The little sign post is a stamp from my tilda collection.
Not forgetting finished of with the Happy Birthday stamp from LOTV .
and punched out with my SU oval punches.
I have entered this in the following challenges
Edited to correct the links and spacing, sorry have lots of problems. Hugs Fi xx

ME to YOU card

I have made this card using papers and decoupage from the Me to You range that Papermania (Docrafts) have brought out. I just love these cute bears, not forgetting to mention the super papers. The scalloped circle was cut using one of my nesties, the edges are dusted with my distress ink (Dusty Concord). I have entered this in to the

Sunday, 12 June 2011

Sketch challenge - June 2011 - A Square Dance

Well as my super friend Lou gave me a dig in the ribs with this challenge,
knowing I love my inchies. This is my first sketch challenge and I hope it fits. Over at Kathy's Waffle sketch File this month it's Square dance I have used my Funky Hands CD for the backing papers and the little ribbon strips. The inchies are stamped using my Big and Juicy ink pad. I made the little backing with my brayer and the same Big and Juicy ink pad. The images and backing are edged with my black ink pad to allow them to stand out a little. Dusty Concord distress ink around the edge on base card and Spiced Marmalade on the ribbon strips. Finish with some little flowers and a few gems. On this one I have used my Black 'Clearly Better' ink pad. I used a different set which I have stamped on some super pearly card which I purchased from the Simply Yours show at Lincoln the other week. I'm loving it, such super colours. I bought some more colours today at Doncaster Stamp magic show. I used a little black ribbon, just adding a little Happy Birthday disc from the same inches pack. Few square gems around the edge to go with the square theme. Last thing was to mount it on to my base card (black) with just the side edges showing

Monday, 6 June 2011

Dad Card - Challenge Easy Craft Projects

Here's my entry for the challenge over on Easy Craft Projects the challenge is Challenge 39 - For DAD I have made this card for my Father-in Law's Birthday, he loves his golf and I always try to make a different one each year. This year I have used an image from one of my CD's which I'm trying to use a little more. We all buy these things when we see them, but never make fun use of them. I was helped by my youngest to do the doodle around the edge, bless him he loves to help

Craft your days away - Challenge

Here's my entry for the challenge over on Craft Your Days Away the challenge is FATHERS DAY / SPECIAL MAN I have made this card for my Father-in Law's Birthday, he loves his golf and I always try to make a different one each year. This year I have used an image from one of my CD's which I'm trying to use a little more. We all buy these things when we see them, but never make fun use of them. I was helped by my youngest to do the doodle around the edge, bless him he loves to help.

June Challenge- Penny Black @ Allsorts & Cupcake Craft Challenge

Ok, making the most of my day off, and having done all my jobs. (lol) I thought I would head out to the cabin to play for an hour before going on the school run. Over on Penny Black at Allsorts June Challenge this months was
Your My Favourite. Out came my little box with my Penny black stamps and I set to work. This is what I managed to make. I just love this dog: it's great for any birthday. It was great because out came my paw punch to edge the sides. I was looking for some paper with paws on and didn't succeed, so out came my paw stamp along with my Stampin Up choc chip ink and I made my own.

I wasn't sure but felt it wanted something else, so I have added a little doodle around the edge.

I'm also entering in the challenge over onCupcake Craft Challengewhere the challenge is Things with Tails,

Sunday, 5 June 2011

Penny Black Challenge - Doodlebug!

Penny Black Challenge it's Doodlebug! I have used one of my old but cute little hedgehog stamps, I just love this stamp. I used my Martha Stewart Ladybug punch around the page as I felt it just suited the stamp wonderfully, not forgetting a bit of Red spotty ribbon. Now for my doodle it's a bit of hand work as well as one of my lovely stamps I used my promarkers to colour in my hedgehog and finished off with a birthday wishes stamp.

Saturday, 4 June 2011

Help where is my double sided tape

Missing my double sided tape last seen in my craft cabin, all I can see is papers and bits every where. I know it must be here on my deskbut where is it !!! lol Having a busy day, but lots of fun.