Friday, 31 October 2008

Green earrings and bracelet

My sister made these for me to give my friend at Christmas. The photos don't do the work justice. They are truly beautiful pieces of jewellery.

Turquoise bracelet

Another fab bracelet by my sister in turquoise this time, beautiful!

Purple & blue bracelet

What do you think of this lovely bracelet my sister made for me? I asked her to make me one in blue and purple as they are my fave colours. I think she's done a fab job. The photo doesn't do it justice. I'll try to take better ones in the daylight.

Wednesday, 29 October 2008

Laura M's 21st

This is my creation for my best friends' daughter's 21st birthday in November. Hope she likes it. She's a very pink girl. Used paper from stash and flowers from Poppicrafts. TFL.

Xmas trees

xmas reindeer

Hope you like it.


Christmas snowmen using DCWV Christmas Wishes papers

Xmas lamp

Flowersoft Christmas lamp and glitz it sparkles glitters.

Xmas gift

I had a card making frenzy the other day and here's one of my creations.

Monday, 27 October 2008

A cry for help

Does anyone know what to do to stop ends of ribbon fraying?? It's driving me crazy. Also, what do you all use to stick ribbon to projects?? Thanks for any suggestions....

Saturday, 25 October 2008

Pink Blog Candy

The lovely Nikki at Bunny Zoes has some fab pink candy to celebrate 30,000 hits and to raise awareness for Breast Cancer. Please see her blog for your chance to win and her reasons behind the Breast Cancer theme. Good luck.

Blog award for Han

This is for my friend Han for her old blog and new one started yesterday, which will be just as good, if not better.

Children & Teenagers Cancer Appeal

I know I keep on about it but..... Please donate to the Royal Marsdens Cancer Campaign for Children and Teenagers.

My son Tim would not be here today if it wasn't for that fab hospital. It's brilliant as it is but badly in need of modernising and making bigger, which they hope to do with this new campaign. (see my previous posts in Sept/Oct).

Or you can donate through my justgiving widget on my blog on the right hand side.

Thank you from the bottom of my heart.

Thanks Clare

Thanks Clare (taffycrafty) for the handy tip off. This looks like just the thing for me for the 21st card. Will subscribe tomorrow. Am feeling off colour at the moment, have no voice and bad cough!! When I feel more like crafting I will have a go at the 21 card on the above website. It looks fab.

Pass It On....

Please pass this on to all ladies.... Squish a boob, save a life. Simple but effective.

Friday, 24 October 2008

Hannah's new blog

My friend Han, at has been having a spot of bother and has created a new blog to use instead. Why not pop over and have a look. It's great. Keep up the good work Han.

21st birthday help

Help please... any suggestions for a 21st birthday card for my best friends' daughter in Florida. I'd love to do a large cardboard key template or the number 21 but don't know where to start. Any suggestions would be gratefully received. TFL

Blog candy

Brilliant blog candy available for 3 winners at Go take a look for your chance to win....

Wednesday, 22 October 2008

Folder for me

Another folder I made for myself using black and white wrapping paper from Tesco and some lovely flowers from Poppicrafts. Not made for a challenge. I just made it cos I felt like it.

Dotties World Challenge

This is my entry for the Dottie challenge on It's not a Dottie download but was an image I got free with a craft magazine. I made a folder for my neice to keep her card making papers in. Hope it counts and you like it. TFL xx

Blog candy 3

This is at including Rachel Anne Miller stamp and other fab goodies. This is to celebrate a belated blogoversary, upcoming birthday and 10,000 hits. Well done Joanne. Lovely candy and fab blog.

Blog candy 2

More blog candy on offer at This one is for Whiff Of Joy goodies, lovely. Hope I win. Excellent blog and beautiful candy.

Blog candy 1

Lots of blog candies......

First one is at for reaching 10,000 hits. Well done Jill. Fab blog and lovely candy. Love the colour combo.

Tuesday, 21 October 2008

Crafty Ribbons - Fab Service

Just a note to say that are a fab website. I placed an order late Sunday night and received it today. Fab service and excellent value bags of ribbon. And, guess what, they've got a fab new website too - go on - go for a visit - you know you want to....

Monday, 20 October 2008

Molly's birthday

This card I made from stash using black and white papers, with a splash of pink and a Woodware stamp which I watercoloured with pencils. I made it for my niece who's 11 soon. Sophisticated but not too much black and white. TFL

Laura's 30th

This is a card I made for my sister's 30th birthday. Similar to the one I made for my other sister's 40th using the same colours but black on white instead of white on black. Hope you like it.

Sunday, 19 October 2008

Crafty Ribbons

Just found a good website for ribbons... if you fancy a look. They do value bags of ribbon for £3. Good for making the fab Christmas tree on my friend Han's blog I'm going to have a go at making one for mum for Christmas when we've been to the craft shop.

Saturday, 18 October 2008

Kate's 40th

This card is made from stash for my sister Kate's 40th birthday. I'm really pleased with the results. The fab flowers are from Poppicraft. Excellent website.

Birthday card

This card I made from stash and am quite pleased with the results. It's not for anyone in particular, just as a stock of cards I keep. Hope you like it...

Blog Candy

Cute cottage stamp up for grabs in the stamp of the week blog candy at Go and visit for your chance to win...

Friday, 17 October 2008

Royal Marsden Cancer Campaign

Hi all. This goes out to everyone but this will especially touch the hearts of parents...

I just wanted to let you know about a fab new campaign by the Royal Marsden Hospital. They need to raise £15million to update the Children's Unit to become a new Children's and Teenage Cancer Centre in Sutton to be ready by 2010. This is to meet the 35% increase in children and teenagers diagnosed with cancer and treated at this fab hospital. They've had a 35% increase - can you believe that? That's a terrible statistic.

I know from personal experience how fab it is but also how badly in need of updating it is. My son Tim was treated in the Children's Unit there in 2002 aged 7. It's as simple as this. He would not be here today if it had not been for that hospital. I still get choked up thinking about it. I got a letter today in the post from a current teenage girl patient asking me to support the campagin. It felt like a kick in the stomach. It still touches a nerve even now.

I am having a stall at a local church fair at the end of November and am donating the money raised from selling my cards to this campaign. I'm also not sending Christmas cards to family & friends this year and donating the money instead. If anyone would like to help out with this fundraising please let me know.

Please visit their website or click on my "justgiving" icon on the right to donate. Every penny will be well spent. We all know someone who's been affected by cancer. Help the Royal Marsden make a difference to someone's life. It really does help people survive.

My son is fine now and he's 14. Thanks to the Marsden I still have him. Thank you from the bottom of my heart.

Fab jewellery

I just had to show you these. My sister made me this lovely spiral bracelet and choker and they are so beautiful. She's really clever. Hope you like them.

Another Christmas card

Hi here's another card I made last night. Simple but quite effective I think. Hope you like it. TFL x x

Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge

This is my entry for the challenge at Hope you like it. Please don't look too closely. I made it at 12.30 last night after work and was really tired. It's not perfect.

Thursday, 16 October 2008

Christmas 3

I think this is a Flowersoft image but I've used glitz it sparkles glitters instead.

Christmas 2

Another Christmas card, TFL

Christmas 1

I've made the card to sell at a local church fair. I've used bits from stash inlcuding Dovecraft Christmas Wishes papers. Hope you like them..... TFL :)

Help please

I won some wonderful dragon stamps from candy this week and I can't wait to receive / use them. Does anyone know where I can get dragon background papers or anything else "dragon" for my cards I'm going to make?? Any help would be gratefully received.

Wednesday, 15 October 2008

I won blog candy

Whoop whoop yipee hooray etc etc

I won the fantastic blog candy dragon stamps from Nikki at
Thanks so much, I'm so excited. Can't wait to see what I can make with them. I run a webshop selling dragons and other fantasy figurines (Dragons Keep -see other posts) so these stamps will be right up my street. Thanks Nikki.

New Blog Challenge

Hi there's a fab new blog challenge at Pollycraft. Follow the link to view the fab challenge and prize.

Tuesday, 14 October 2008

Sarah Kay Challenge

My friend Karen has pleurisy so I made her this card to cheer her up. I followed the Sarah Kay Challenge Week 15 - Doodles. Visit They want you to make a card/project decorated with hand drawn elements (doodles) and a SK image. I've used my stamp with my fab papers I won from Funky Fairy Challenge 35 and ribbon from stash and flowers from Poppicrafts. For the doodle, I drew stitching round my stamped image and made the sentiment myself. Hope you like it. Hope Karen does too. Get well soon Karen.

Monday, 13 October 2008

Blog Candy

There's some fab blog candy at as Paul's reached over 15,000 hits.

Funky Fairy Challenge 36

This is my Halloween entry using the fab free - yes free!! papers from Hope you like it.

Sunday, 12 October 2008

Blog Candy

High Hopes dragon stamps x2 are up for grabs from Nikki at

"If your playing the High Hopes blog hop.. yep it's me! I've got the candy! To celebrate the launch of the yummy new High Hopes stamps and also my birthday on Saturday Tina Russell the owner of High Hopes has very generously given me the below two stamps to give away - "First Ride" and "Baby Dragon". These stamps were illustrated by the extremely talented Crissy Armstrong. "

Daring Cardmakers Challenge

This is my entry for Gotta Wear Shades at I used the sketch by Vanessa at as the basis of my card. Flowers are from the excellent and papers and sentiment are from the fab Funky Fairys Papercrafts I also used glitzit sparkles glitter and papermania ribbon. The image is from clipart. Hope you like it.

Saturday, 11 October 2008

Julie's birthday card

I made this card for a colleague's birthday. I used the brilliant Funkys Garden papers that I won on the Funky Fairys Challenge Blog last week - thanks Shaz and co!! I also used the beautiful flowers I bought from Poppicraft - excellent service thanks very much.

It took a while to get a decent picture, obviously trying to take one at night is not a good idea. The light is better this morning..... Sorry for the delay in posting the picture. Hope you like the card.

Friday, 10 October 2008

Dragons Keep Collectables

Just a note for any dragon lovers out there. I've got a website which sells dragon figurines, magic wands and Ology books, among other things mythical. If you're into that sort of thing why not visit and see if there's a Christmas gift for a family member or friend. I'd love to hear what you think of my website as it's taken 3 long years to get where we are today. Thanks for looking.
I've also started up a blog for my dragons Please forgive me, it's a bit sparse at the moment but I hope to update it regularly with news about the website.

Wednesday, 8 October 2008

I've won a challenge

Guess what, after a really bad day yesterday when my daughter ended up in hospital with her asthma last night, I found out I'd won the Funky Fairys challenge this week.
Have never won anything before. I'm so excited. I just had to let people know. Shaz at FF is emailing me my prize, some fab papers from the Funky Fairys shop! Thanks Shaz and everyone at Funky Fairys.

Monday, 6 October 2008

Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge

This is my card for the sketch at the fab new Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge at
I decided to do a Christmas card using Papermania buttons, Forever Friends santa sticker, Paper Cellar glitter card and DCWV Trimcraft Christmas Wishes paper. Hope you like my card, thanks for looking.

Sunday, 5 October 2008

Sketch Saturday Challenge

This is my entry for the Sketch Saturday Challenge. This week it's a sketch by Gill. visit to view the sketch and challenge. Hope you like mine.

Friday, 3 October 2008

Funky Fairys Challenge 35 - again

This is my correct entry for the challenge, in the non-traditional Christmas theme. Visit for the challenge sketch and details. Hope you like it.

Funky Fairys Challenge 35

Funky Fairys Challenge 35. This week is a sketch by Shaz. visit to view the challenge and creations by the DT. Hope you like my entry.
Oh no, just read the last line of the challenge and realised it's a non-traditional Christmas theme. OOPS. Will have to do another one.

New Blog Header

Do you like my new blog header? The fab Donna at Blogging Delights did it for me FREE OF CHARGE!! How cool is that? She's really clever. Why not click on the Blogging Delights button to the right and have a look for yourself. Thanks again Donna, you're great:-)

Thursday, 2 October 2008

Basic Grey Challenge 4

Basic Grey Challenge 4 - Susie's Sketch. This week's challenge is to make your creation following a sketch which has been provided by Susie Little. You can flip the sketch over, turn it upside down or even both but you must be able to make out the original sketch, and of course use at least 1 item from BasicGrey in your creation. Visit the blog to see the sketch
This is my entry to the challenge. Hope you like it.

Wednesday, 1 October 2008


Sorry I've managed to delete my link list from this blog! Obviously shouldn't be doing things like that but it's late and I'm tired. Sorry.