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.

Friday, 1 June 2012

Laptop Birthday card

Hi back as promised with Callum's Birthday card.
Well what to make as a card when kids get in there teens.  I thought long and hard what to do but as he love to play on his laptop with his mates I thought I would try a replicate it.
I screen pic is of one of the games they all play, and as his lappy is black i kept to the colour.
I had a lot of fun making it, even if it took some time to put together.

Thanks for popping in
Fi xx

Thursday, 31 May 2012

Wedding Card

Well I'm back again better late then never I have had a busy time it's been my eldest sons (Callum) Birthday so have been busy (I'll be back with a pic of the card I did for him very soon).

Quick post but want to share it with you.

I have also got several weddings coming up and a few cards to make for friends.
I'm sharing a card I have made for one of  my hubby's work colleague who is getting married, but as I have a few to do well on the wedding theme i thought I would make the most of it and do them all.

I have used some Little Claire's stamps along with LOTV sentiment. I'm sure most of you already know I love butterflies so just had to add a few.

I'm entering in challenge over on Going Buggy - May Challenge- things with wings

Thanks for popping by
Fi xx

Tuesday, 22 May 2012

40 Birthday Card

Today I'm sharing a card I have made for a friend, who wanted a special card. I have used my Cricut to make this card. I added the name on the front on some wire to make it a bit different. The name has been coved in Glossy Accents.
Just a quick post but didn't want you too think I have disappear again.
Thanks for popping in
Hugs Fi xx

Monday, 21 May 2012

Confirmation card

Well back today with a card I've made for my niece in Canada who is being confirmed later on this month and just wanted to make a special card for her as we can't be there is see her and her family on the day.

Sunday, 20 May 2012

Makes from my weekend away

Better later then never, me and blogger have not been talking recently. I've had so many problems getting it to work, sorry to everyone as I've not been able to leave comments.
Lets hope I've managed to get sorted and will be back out they to comment on all your lovely creations.

These are my makes from my lovely weekend away with the stampin up girls, Emma and Janet.  I met some lovely people and had a super fab weekend.

Tuesday, 1 May 2012

Happy Birthday

Just a quick card from me today as most of  you now I'm working full-time training
 at the moment so not much time for me to play with my paper.
I has to escape to my cabin and get a few birthday cards done, but when your feeling low it's hard to get the motivation to do anything.
 Well I have managed to get this one done to share with you.

For this card I have used my super
Birthday Girl Collection.
I love these Cd's as all the hard work is done, all the colours in matching collection.
The little star boarder along the bottom was made using my Marianne die
 with a little bit of pink ribbon through.
Finished of with a little bling.

I am entering this card for the
 Funky Hands Get Funky Challenge - LET'S GET SENTIMENTAL
Creative Mondays -  Challenge 7#Anything goes
Creative Card Crew -  Challenge #9 ribbon

Ok sorry for the short most post but my head to banging tonight and my bed is calling.
Thanks for dropping by.
Hugs Fi x

Tuesday, 24 April 2012

Fairy Dust- Allsorts Sketch Challenge WK151

First thanks to my new followers. It's lovely to see a few more so thanks to you all for popping in.
I'm sorry I have been missing of late, what with illness I've not been feeling like doing much.
The other big reason as some of you know I've just started a new job and having to work Full-Time to get my training done. Well I can't say too much as I'm lucky to have a job as many people are out of work. With my job I couldn't fund my habit, that's the crafting one before you say anything !!!!

I managed to get a few hours in my cabin on Sunday afternoon; it's been missing me so much.
After trying to catch up on my blogger, boy some of you have been very busy. I will do my best to get caught up with my blog visits and comments. I have been inspired with the sketch layout from Emma over on allsorts blog challenge. It was so funny and layouts are a great way to give you inspiration.
Well that's enough waffle from me, here goes with my card for the challenge

I have used Lyndsay Mason fairy stamp set, after distressing I have covered it with glossy accents.
Distress inks- Dusty Concord, Stormy sky
Some paper from my little stash,( sorry not sure who's).
I have used a black piece of card stamped, which I used Stampin-up whisper white and a one of my background stamps (sorry I can't remember who's)
Seam binding which has been coloured with distress inks to match and ruffled up
Not forgetting the pearls on the corners.
I have used this for the Allsorts Challenge - Wk151 Sketch
Thanks for popping by
Hugs Fi x

Friday, 13 April 2012

My tidy up - storage

Well the sun is shining as I type this, but the clouds are coming over, so guess I’ll enjoy it while I can.

I guess some of you may have been wondering what I’ve been up to, well I have been in my Crafty cabin.
Not crafting as in making cards but as I organising my stuff. I’m so pleased with how things are looking, but have it say it took a lot longer than excepted.

I have made a list of my folders on my computer, and then I have made little slip pocket for each folder, and printed little tabs for the tops.

I did have a little help from my lovely Ally who helped me make the swashes for each embossing folder.

Here are the finished boxes, so pleased.

I have also taken a picture of my storage box for my promarkers (I have to say it’s not all my idea as Lou/Pop have very kindly shared the fish egg tray idea). I had the cd case before so just made a few alterations and there we have it, Fi’s storage box.

Then on to my spinner on my desk its fab I have my lovely stamping up stamps all together and easy to get my hands on!!!  I have then got some of my sizzix dies out so to be able to use them more, they have been in a storage bag. You know what it’s like if you can’t see them then you just forget about them, or think I’ll use something else as it’s out.

Well I hope you have enjoyed have a little look at my storage and things, hope it’s given you some idea’s if you wanted any.
Thanks for popping by and look forward to seeing to soon  
Fi xx

Wednesday, 4 April 2012

Ally's been baking

 Sorry no card today but here is what's been happening in my kitchen today. Ally has been baking with a little help from mum.
Look at little closer and what's that on your chin Ally!!!!
 Yummy choc cake
 Lemon cake
.Oh what fun he had and I must say they are very yummy.
Thanks  Ally
Love you
Mum xx

Monday, 2 April 2012

Happy Easter

Hi and thanks for dropping in, nice to see you.
Today I have a Easter card to share with you
I have used one of my lovely Tilda stamps with a lamb, so spring like,
along with a backing stamp.
Little ribbon from my collection, and the picket fence from an Ellison die
I have had for a long time.
I try get a post done later to show you my new rack.
I'm feeling a little under the weather at the moment so may not be today.
I going to enter it in the following challenges
Thanks for popping in.
Hugs Fi xx

Monday, 26 March 2012

Golfing Birthday

Quick card today it was my wonderful Hubby's Birthday at the weekend and I wanted to make him a golf themed card. I had a good look through my stash and couldn't find what I wanted. Of to the internet and on to Craft's U Print where I found this lovely card to print. I know it was very lazy of me but I just wanted something on the golf theme and different from last few years.
Please forgive me but I just wanted to share it with anyway, as it's still very lovely.
Fi x

Golden Wedding Anniversary

Today the card I have to share with you is a card I have made for a friend at work.
It's her Mum and Dads Golden Wedding Anniversary and she came to see me and asked if I would make a card for her. Wow what an honour to be asked to make a card for such a special occasion.
I have used an 8 x 8 card. After a little look through my paper stash I found wedding papers. Most were more of a silver wedding theme but then the last two pages were just perfect.
They had a lovely golden theme.
I used my Cricut to cut the shape for the centre one a little larger than the other.
I cut some gold swirls with a Marianne die.
I used the lovely rolled rose and edged with my Soft Suede Stampin-up ink.
The little leaf was made using the Marianne punch and emboss leaf.
Finished of with a few gems.
Thanks for dropping in, love to hear your comments.
Hugs Fi x

Funky Hands Challenge- Celebrating Spring

Well I can't beleive the lovely weather we're having it makes you feel so much brighter.
I have had a busy few days in my Craft cabin with the sun shining through my blinds and open door, it's so nice. I love to be able to go to my cabin and sit with the door open and listen to the world go by, it so peaceful and pleasant with birds singing.
Ok back to what I was surposed to be doing, showing you and telling you about what I have done.
This birthday card which I'm entering in the Get Funky
The papers are from Craft the year Away CD, I have chosen to use Marching on Collection as I loved the colours and thought as the month is March it woud be lovely.
The Ribbon is from my LITTLE Collection (I can hear you girls shouting little !!!), I have a bit of a thing for ribbon; must get a couple of rolls everytime I go somewhere. A girl can never have enough ribbon!
I used one of my nesties to cut the centre piece and stamped Happy Birthday.
Oh next for the exciting bit, I have loved and wanted this stamp set for so long, it's a stampin-up set (Vintage vogue) which I have used to stamp the flowers and the foilage around the edge.
Not forgetting the ink being used was island indigo, so a big thanks to Hev for enabling me with this purchase !!!!
Thanks for popping in, hope you like my creation.
I always love to hear your comments.
Fi x x

Wednesday, 14 March 2012

Mother's Day card

Sorry I've not been about for a while, I've been busy doing lots of other things.
Just a quick post as I'm having problems getting my new Laptop sorted.
This is card I made for a friend for her Mum for Mother's day. Yeah It's Mother's day this Sunday here in the UK.
I'm going to have a lovely treat on Sunday. A trip to Harrogate to the papercraft show, sooo excited with a couple of friends.
The card is made from some very pretty pearly card but the photo doesn't show it of to well, trust me it's lovely card.

Tuesday, 28 February 2012

Ally's Famous

I'm sorry I just can't resist in sharing my news with you all.
As reported previously Ally had his Birthday party at Frontline Combat.
Well while we were there the owner took a few pictures and after looking through he asked if it would be OK to use this one on the new leaflet and advert in the local school magazine .
Wow Ally was soooooo excited when we went into town at the weekend only to bump into Matt and the team handing out the leaflets.
Ally was so made up armed with a handful of them, he took them to school to give to his friends.

Penny Black Challenge - Week 190

Back this week with my card for the Penny Black Challenge.
After so many lovely comments from the wonderful design team,
it would be rude not to come join them again.
Not forgetting all the other lovely comments from my lovely followers,
it's so very much appreciated.
This week we had a lovely sketch challenge to follow.
I have used a some papers from a little stack a papers I had, sorry I can't see a name on it but's very nice. I have used another of the StickerRoos I had hiding in my draw, oh they are soooo pretty, now I know why I have had them hidden.

Tuesday, 21 February 2012

Cricut Workshops

Hi Back again today. Sorry to disappoint you all no card. I have my two long days at work Tues/Weds so no me time. I thought what a great time to tell you all about my news. Well the lovely Jo Channon (yes as seen on Create and Craft) from Let's Create at Coningsby, has asked me if I would do some Cricut classes over at her shop. Wow what a lovely welcome I had too, full classes both times and hope to make it a regular thing. My next class is going to be on the Cricut Design studio, and before you all start shouting Craftroom. As you all know it's great but only if you can have internet connect where ever you are, unfortunately we don't. I Love the Cricut Design Studio for that reason, it's portable and can be seen on the large screen. It just opens a whole new outlook on the Cricut and lets you untilise your cartridges to mix them together. So if you or anyone you know might like to join us please don't hesitate to contact me or Jo (or Mark at the shop).

Monday, 20 February 2012

Penny Black Challenge - Pearls & Lace

Hi Back today with a couple of cards I have made this time for the Penny Black saturday challenge - Pearls & Lace. I have used some stickeroo's I have had for sometime but just not wanted to use them as they are soooo lovely. Well as I keep telling myself you have to use things and stop buying more (oh I can hear that little voice in my ear!!!!). I'm sure many of you have the same idea one to use one to stroke.
I have used:- Stickeroo's - Flower field Lace & Burgundy ribbon from my little collection Pearls are made using thePearl Maker pen (Lou to blame for making me have them) lol !!Red and orange pearl card from my stash I have also used my MS boarder punch

Friday, 17 February 2012

Sketch Challenge & Butterfly and Lace Challenge

Today I have a card to share with you that I’ve had lots of fun making. My Pal came over to see me yesterday and we spent most of it chatting and looking at the lovely Stampin up stuff I got for my Birthday. Ummmm I found some beautiful papers to use on this card, for my little collection. I made the butterfly up a little while ago and was waiting for that special card to use it on. It was created with a stencil and paste, then a sprinkle of glitter to make it sparkle, sparkle it does. I have used the sketch over on Fetch A Sketch so would like to enter it in there wonderful challenge. I would always like to enter it in this month’s challenge over on Going Buggy which is Butterfly and Lace. Thanks for popping in and watch this space we may even get another posting before the months out.!!!! but don't hold your breath
Fi xx

Another Year Older

Hi Firstly I'm sorry to my visitors for neglecting my blog, but I'm back to share some of my ideas with you. I would like to share with you some of the lovely card I received for my Birthday, yes it was to BIG 40 but as I keep saying it's only a number. Oh what can I get up to now I'm in the naughty forty's. First up is my cake that one of the lovely girls at work made for me, big thanks to Jay, Love you x Yeah it tasted as good as it looked.Here is the first of two photo's of the super cards I received. Here are some more, BIG thanks to my wonderful friends and family for the lovely cards. I have only pictured the handmade ones as it's so lovely to show the talent people have.

Thanks for dropping in and love to hear your comments. Fi xx