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, 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.

Magical Fairy Card

Yeah I know I can here you, I have been very busy for a change I am posting and sharing my cards with you. Sorry if I'm boring you. At the Simply Yours paper Craft show in Lincoln I purchased some new lovely stamps and have been playing. Unfortunately I missed the lady when she was doing her demo, so this is my take on what I saw. The stamps are from the Lindsay Mason Design and are truly magical. The Swirl is from The Stamp Barn. Handmade backing paper by Me. The sentiment are from LOTV and Hobby Art. Not forgetting the stamp pad it's Stampin Up - Elegant Eggplant

Get Funky - Master Chef Recipe!

Hi well here goes for my card for Funky Hands Challenge.
The challenge this month is Recipe challenge
Ingredients: 3 different papers 5 flowers 2 buttons 1 length of ribbon (you can chop this up to taste) A sprinkling of pearls or gems to season. At least one Funky Hand product must be included!
I hope I have managed to include all the items. Papers are from my Funky hands CD -Craft the Year Away- April fool colour way. I printed these on some lovely pearly paper I had, not that you can really appreciate it in the photo (sorry that's all my photography skills can do).
I have made some buttons with my super punch and added gloss accents.
The flowers are from my Papermania punch with a little gem in the centre.

One Today

Oh I'm so pleased as I don't normally take my cards to work. I took a couple of cards to show some of my friends as they kept asking me what I did in my cabin. I nearly fell of my chair when a few of them asked if I would do them a card, I'm not very confident that my cards are what people like and want so it was a shock, but a nice one at that.
I know lots of you guys make lovely cards and mine are just may bit of fun. First request was a card for her little niece who will be one, she said anything will do it will be great what ever you come up with. (Umm) Only request was it had 1 Today and her name Ruby Grace on it. As I'm having a Me to You Bear moment that's what she got. Out with the cricut for the 1 Today and a circle with her name welded around to place behind that super cute bear. I couldn't resist a little glitter on the one but as she only youngI used gloss accents over to seal it in.

Friday, 3 June 2011

Teenage Boy

Oh boy do I feel old, it was my eldest boys Birthday last week and he became a Teenager (had the attitude for long enough) and don't I know it. No I love him to bits really.
Here are the two cards I made for him one from us and the other was from his little brother. Some of you know him and will see him in the cards, he has some fab hair do's which he does and looks after himself, he's very special in that way that he has his own personality and doesn't follow the crowd. I have use the fab stamp from Greetings farm (Edward) in this one along with funky hands papers from my CD (which I find myself using more and more)
In this one I have used a Sugar Nellie (Rock Idol) stamp which I purchased from the lovely Clare over at Cloudnine at Horncastle, Lincs. If you haven't been you must take a trip it's a lovely shop. Again the papers are from my Funky Hands CD. Hope you enjoy, back soon Hugs Fi xx

Nanna 60th Birthday card

Well don't fall off your chairs but a 2nd posting in one week, yeah I know. Lol
I just love the Me to You bears so will try and post some more when I finish them. Well done to Docrafts for managing to bring them to us all, they are so cute and adorable.
It was my mother-in-laws 60th Birthday so I just had to make a card with one on.
Hope you like it and remember pop back in a couple of days and I might just surprise you with another posting. LOL
Hugs Fi xx

Sympathy Card

Well it's not my favourite cards to make as it's always a very sad occasion when you have to do one. It was such a pleasure to make these as they are for a special person. Unfortunately one of my neighbours (well was when I lived at home) passed away the other week and mum asked if I would do a card for her as well So I wanted them to be special if that's the right think to say as they were lovely neighbours when I lived across the road. His wife is left to live on with his happy memories and three grown up children so lots of love for mum
and support which is something we all need at time like this. What more can I say apart from R.I.P Graham and my thoughts go out to Sue and her family.

Thursday, 2 June 2011

Handbag Card

Well my hubby came home and asked if I could make a card for one of the girls at works Birthday. Now she loves her Radley bags, but is that not ever girls dream.
Out came the Cricut and CDS and I set to with this request. Now I know it might not be the same as the real thing but I did try.
I used a bag of Forever Young,
dog from Paper pups.
Finished of with a little happy Birthday peel off, and a few gems.

Lou's Birthday card

Well it was Lou's birthday the other day of which many of you now and I made a card for her to show just what a lovely friend she is. Yeah and Dee's birthday on Sat but unfortunately I didn't get chance to photograph it before I gave it away but I'm sure she will be putting her super birthday cards on her blog SOON !!!(she calls to her)
Sorry it's a short waffle but feeling a little under the weather at moment and have given up the fight with Mr blogger who doesn't want to play at moment