Thursday, 30 June 2016


      this is a card for my best friend whose birthday is the same day as my husband ,I thought I would try a new technique seen on youtube by Eileen Goodwin

      It was also the first time I have used the poppy stamp by Altenew - I used distress inks for the poppy and sprayed lightly with water - before stamping  .I then stamped an extra flower and fussy cut it ( I must get the die ! ) and popped it up with foam tape.To be honest I had a few problems with the leaf so I stamped and cut the butterfly and placed over the bit I didnt like (lol ) - then sprayed from a distance with shimmer spray -gold .which looks lovely on the card but doesnt show up well on a photo :(

Off to Wimbledon this weekend - My hubbie got tickets in the club ballot for centre court - yip yip 

Wednesday, 29 June 2016

Lavinia Stamps

I love lavinia stamps - just thought you should know - here's a card I made a while ago , and its reminded me that it maybe time to buy a few more stamps ( as you can never have too many - can you ? )
I used some stickles to add a wee bit of sparkle from her hand like fairy dust - all stamps are Lavinia 

Anniversary -26 years !

I made this for my husband and hid it in his flight bag - as he was away for our anniversary this year :(    But I forgot to photograph it before he went - hence the slight bend in the photo - sorry :)
the stamp set was a stampinUp -that I have had for years

I think the UK is still reeling from the shock result of the vote :(   ,but at the end of the day we have to go with what the majority voted whether we like it or not surely thats what a democracy is all about - nuff said !

But (sorry having a bit of a chat here - does that make me slightly mad ! ) we had a lovely weekend in Amsterdam seeing our youngest - but it was almost ruined by easyjet - who cancelled our flight home and left everyone to sort themselves another flight and hotel for the night !!! We got home to Scotland Monday evening after flying to Liverpool and hiring a car and driving back to Edinburgh airport to collect our car ,Most people on  our flight were not getting flights till Tuesday or Wednesday night !! and those were not guaranteed, it was the most appalling customer service I have ever come across -Rant over.

Friday, 24 June 2016


I have woken up to discover that the country has voted for brexit - I am totally shocked and wonder what on earth happens now - at 2am i gave up watching and the pound had plummeted against the dollar - So shocked - sad day - strange future

Wednesday, 22 June 2016

Congratulations /Graduation Card

It was our eldest son's graduation from Aberdeen University Last week - so it's now official we have a Civil Engineer M.Eng in the family .We are so proud of all his hard studying - 5 years - eekkk - bright young man
this is the card I made for him - and I will enter it in Casology challenge-here's the link

Monday, 13 June 2016


Evening blogland -So sorry I haven't posted a card for a while but life has got in the way ! My son needed a suit for his graduation ( lots of stressful shopping ) and then my eldest cat Jake became seriously ill - so its been full on worry .But thank goodness he has turned a corner and after a vast vet bill and lots of medicines he seems to be on the road to recovery.I have done a few cards but no time to upload so far .Thanks for reading


Wednesday, 8 June 2016


I find male cards really hard to do - I have had this stamp a long time but sums up my golf quite well ! I coloured him in with a mix of copics/promarkers ,the clubs had glossy accents added , distress inks for the background - then die cut a frame .The 50 was die cut several times and then layered up .
Hope you are all enjoying summer - still too cold on the east coast of scotland for my liking-
thank you for having a peek at my attempts at cards